The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 45 79 78
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 75 42 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.66% 2.45% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.67% 14.33% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 64 33 43
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £20,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £64,000 £47,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
Firewall
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
304 293 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.89% 17.10% 21.36%
Number of salaries quoted 202 211 297
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,600 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region.

Firewall Salary Trend in Cheshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +8 19 £38,750 +29.16%
Chester +13 9 £37,500 -18.40% 6
Crewe - 9 £42,500 - 1
Wilmslow - 5 £32,500 -
Nantwich - 3 £37,500 -
Knutsford - 3 £45,000 -
Macclesfield +11 1 £25,000 -3.84%
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 57 (40.14%) Cisco
2 45 (31.69%) Windows
2 45 (31.69%) Finance
3 43 (30.28%) Network Security
4 41 (28.87%) VMware
5 36 (25.35%) Microsoft
6 32 (22.54%) Active Directory
6 32 (22.54%) LAN
7 31 (21.83%) SQL
7 31 (21.83%) DNS
8 30 (21.13%) WAN
9 27 (19.01%) Information Security
10 26 (18.31%) ITIL
10 26 (18.31%) Citrix
10 26 (18.31%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (17.61%) MS Exchange
12 24 (16.90%) CCNP
12 24 (16.90%) Juniper
12 24 (16.90%) Security Management
12 24 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (16.20%) CheckPoint
14 22 (15.49%) CCNA
14 22 (15.49%) TCP/IP
15 18 (12.68%) VPN
15 18 (12.68%) SAN
15 18 (12.68%) Linux
16 17 (11.97%) SSL
16 17 (11.97%) Intrusion Detection
17 16 (11.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 16 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (17.61%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.34%) IIS
3 9 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.23%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.70%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.63%) MS Office
3 4 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.52%) Office 365
2 4 (2.82%) PaaS
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (30.28%) Network Security
2 32 (22.54%) LAN
3 31 (21.83%) DNS
4 30 (21.13%) WAN
5 22 (15.49%) TCP/IP
6 18 (12.68%) VPN
6 18 (12.68%) SAN
7 17 (11.97%) SSL
7 17 (11.97%) Intrusion Detection
8 16 (11.27%) DHCP
9 15 (10.56%) Wireless
10 12 (8.45%) VoIP
11 9 (6.34%) Wireshark
12 8 (5.63%) HTTP
13 7 (4.93%) SMTP
13 7 (4.93%) VLAN
14 5 (3.52%) DMZ
14 5 (3.52%) OSPF
14 5 (3.52%) BGP
15 4 (2.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.41%) Big Data
3 2 (1.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Metasploit
General
1 45 (31.69%) Finance
2 11 (7.75%) Financial Institution
3 7 (4.93%) Legal
4 5 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.52%) Banking
5 4 (2.82%) Retail
6 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (21.83%) Network Engineer
2 21 (14.79%) Analyst
3 20 (14.08%) Security Engineer
4 18 (12.68%) Infrastructure Manager
5 17 (11.97%) Support Engineer
5 17 (11.97%) Security Analyst
6 15 (10.56%) Project Manager
7 14 (9.86%) Information Security Analyst
7 14 (9.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 14 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (9.86%) Information Analyst
7 14 (9.86%) Network Manager
8 12 (8.45%) Network Security Engineer
9 10 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.93%) IT Support
12 5 (3.52%) Operations Manager
12 5 (3.52%) Senior Network Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) Team Leader
12 5 (3.52%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.93%) HTML
1 7 (4.93%) XML
2 5 (3.52%) Web Services
3 3 (2.11%) .NET
4 2 (1.41%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (4.23%) Life Science
3 6 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.82%) RMADS
4 4 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.70%) NHS
5 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.70%) Photography
5 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (31.69%) Windows
2 24 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (12.68%) Linux
4 16 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (7.75%) UNIX
7 9 (6.34%) Windows 7
8 8 (5.63%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.01%) Information Security
2 26 (18.31%) ITIL
3 24 (16.90%) Security Management
4 16 (11.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 14 (9.86%) ERP
5 14 (9.86%) Software Delivery
6 12 (8.45%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (7.75%) Migration
8 9 (6.34%) Information Security Management
8 9 (6.34%) Cyber Security
8 9 (6.34%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (5.63%) Network Design
9 8 (5.63%) SIEM
10 7 (4.93%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.93%) DDoS Mitigation
11 6 (4.23%) Load Balancing
11 6 (4.23%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.23%) Service Delivery
12 5 (3.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.83%) SQL
2 3 (2.11%) VB
2 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
2 3 (2.11%) VB6
3 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (18.31%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (16.90%) CCNP
3 22 (15.49%) CCNA
4 12 (8.45%) Degree
4 12 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.63%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.63%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.63%) CISSP
6 7 (4.93%) MCSA
6 7 (4.93%) A+ Certification
7 6 (4.23%) CCIE
7 6 (4.23%) MCSE
8 3 (2.11%) MCTS
8 3 (2.11%) MCITP
9 2 (1.41%) CEH
10 1 (0.70%) CISM
10 1 (0.70%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.70%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.56%) COBIT
2 13 (9.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (6.34%) SLA
4 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.41%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 32 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.63%) Snort
4 7 (4.93%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.23%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.41%) XenApp
6 2 (1.41%) vSphere
7 1 (0.70%) Firmware
7 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (6.34%) Backup Exec
2 5 (3.52%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.41%) SCCM
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 57 (40.14%) Cisco
2 41 (28.87%) VMware
3 36 (25.35%) Microsoft
4 26 (18.31%) Citrix
5 24 (16.90%) Juniper
6 23 (16.20%) CheckPoint
7 12 (8.45%) HP
8 9 (6.34%) Avaya
8 9 (6.34%) Sourcefire
9 8 (5.63%) Dell
10 6 (4.23%) Splunk
11 5 (3.52%) F5
12 4 (2.82%) Blue Coat
12 4 (2.82%) SonicWALL
13 3 (2.11%) BT
13 3 (2.11%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.11%) Mitel
13 3 (2.11%) Meru Networks
14 2 (1.41%) WatchGuard
14 2 (1.41%) Symantec
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