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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 99 67 85
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +18
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 24 49 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.23% 3.13% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.97% 18.99% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 21 34 51
Average salary £36,000 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.90% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £16,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £70,000 £64,550
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
301 258 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.39% 16.50% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 238 196 296
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +29.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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
Chester -2 7 £36,000 -34.54% 1
Warrington -22 6 £35,000 +34.61% 3
Northwich +5 2 £32,500 +106.34% 1
Knutsford -11 2 £29,000 -14.70%
Wilmslow -13 2 £48,250 +75.45% 1
Macclesfield 0 1 £20,500 -47.09%
Daresbury - 1 £42,500 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 26 (40.63%) Windows
2 23 (35.94%) VPN
2 23 (35.94%) Cisco
3 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
4 19 (29.69%) Finance
5 15 (23.44%) VMware
5 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
5 15 (23.44%) Windows 7
6 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (21.88%) MS Exchange
7 13 (20.31%) LAN
8 12 (18.75%) Juniper
9 11 (17.19%) WAN
9 11 (17.19%) Linux
9 11 (17.19%) MS Excel
9 11 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (17.19%) Degree
10 10 (15.63%) Information Security
10 10 (15.63%) Network Security
10 10 (15.63%) SQL
10 10 (15.63%) CISSP
10 10 (15.63%) Internet
10 10 (15.63%) Legal
11 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
11 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
12 8 (12.50%) vSphere
12 8 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (12.50%) Fortinet
12 8 (12.50%) SSL
12 8 (12.50%) SQL Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 14 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (7.81%) IIS
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.13%) nginx
5 2 (3.13%) Apache
5 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.56%) Site Server
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) SaaS
2 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (35.94%) VPN
2 13 (20.31%) LAN
3 11 (17.19%) WAN
4 10 (15.63%) Internet
4 10 (15.63%) Network Security
5 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
6 8 (12.50%) SSL
7 7 (10.94%) Wireless
7 7 (10.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (10.94%) ADSL
7 7 (10.94%) DNS
8 6 (9.38%) SAN
8 6 (9.38%) Junos
9 5 (7.81%) MPLS
10 4 (6.25%) NAS
11 3 (4.69%) OSPF
11 3 (4.69%) EIGRP
12 2 (3.13%) DHCP
12 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.69%) MySQL
3 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Legal
3 6 (9.38%) Retail
3 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.13%) Law
6 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Network Engineer
2 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Consultant
4 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Forensic Investigator
6 3 (4.69%) Help Desk Technician
6 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.13%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) Middleware
2 3 (4.69%) CSS
3 2 (3.13%) HTML
3 2 (3.13%) Ajax
3 2 (3.13%) Sphinx
4 1 (1.56%) .NET
4 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) SecurID
1 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.81%) Thin Client
2 5 (7.81%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.69%) Kindle
5 2 (3.13%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (3.13%) iPhone
5 2 (3.13%) Open Source
5 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.13%) EPoS
5 2 (3.13%) CMDB
6 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.56%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.63%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) Windows 7
3 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (17.19%) Linux
5 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (12.50%) UNIX
6 5 (7.81%) Windows 8
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.81%) Android
6 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.69%) AIX
7 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.56%) Solaris
9 1 (1.56%) CentOS
9 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.63%) Information Security
2 8 (12.50%) Change Management
2 8 (12.50%) ITIL
3 7 (10.94%) Migration
3 7 (10.94%) Computer Security
3 7 (10.94%) Data Privacy
4 5 (7.81%) Digital Forensics
4 5 (7.81%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.69%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.69%) ERP
6 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.13%) Cyber Security
7 2 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (3.13%) Coaching
7 2 (3.13%) Software Licensing
7 2 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) Perl
3 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) Java
4 1 (1.56%) VB
4 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.56%) Python
4 1 (1.56%) VB6
4 1 (1.56%) Ruby
4 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Degree
2 10 (15.63%) CISSP
3 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.94%) CEH
5 6 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (9.38%) EnCE
6 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (6.25%) CCNA
7 3 (4.69%) MCSE
7 3 (4.69%) CCNP
7 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.13%) MCTS
8 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.13%) CISM
9 1 (1.56%) CCSA
9 1 (1.56%) CCVP
9 1 (1.56%) GCIA
9 1 (1.56%) GCIH
9 1 (1.56%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.56%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.50%) vSphere
4 6 (9.38%) XenApp
5 3 (4.69%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.56%) XenServer
7 1 (1.56%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.56%) Opsview
3 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Cisco
2 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
3 15 (23.44%) VMware
4 12 (18.75%) Juniper
5 8 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 8 (12.50%) Fortinet
6 6 (9.38%) Fujitsu
7 4 (6.25%) Citrix
7 4 (6.25%) Oracle
8 3 (4.69%) Talend
8 3 (4.69%) HP
9 2 (3.13%) Dell
9 2 (3.13%) EMC
9 2 (3.13%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.13%) Draytek
9 2 (3.13%) Symantec
9 2 (3.13%) NetApp
9 2 (3.13%) F5
10 1 (1.56%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + car, phone & laptop
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago