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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 76 72 126
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +54
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 51 51 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.66% 3.01% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.46% 18.75% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 39 43 18
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +63.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £23,200 £26,850
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
379 272 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.77% 16.04% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 323 244 296
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +33.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,050 £52,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Warrington +9 16 £40,000 -12.08% 3
Chester +20 10 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Crewe +19 3 £42,500 +88.88%
Wilmslow -13 3 £50,000 +12.99%
Northwich +1 1 £22,000 +10.00%
Daresbury - 1 £50,000 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (40.26%) Cisco
2 27 (35.06%) Network Security
3 26 (33.77%) Windows
4 23 (29.87%) LAN
5 22 (28.57%) Juniper
6 20 (25.97%) WAN
7 19 (24.68%) TCP/IP
8 18 (23.38%) Finance
9 17 (22.08%) Linux
10 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
10 15 (19.48%) Security Cleared
11 14 (18.18%) VPN
11 14 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (16.88%) Wireless
12 13 (16.88%) CheckPoint
12 13 (16.88%) VMware
12 13 (16.88%) Information Security
13 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
13 12 (15.58%) UNIX
14 11 (14.29%) Fortinet
14 11 (14.29%) F5
14 11 (14.29%) Cyber Security
14 11 (14.29%) CCNA
15 10 (12.99%) Degree
15 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
15 10 (12.99%) Technical Analysis
15 10 (12.99%) SQL
15 10 (12.99%) CCNP
16 9 (11.69%) Junos
16 9 (11.69%) FirePass

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (10.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.90%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.30%) nginx
4 1 (1.30%) Lync
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (35.06%) Network Security
2 23 (29.87%) LAN
3 20 (25.97%) WAN
4 19 (24.68%) TCP/IP
5 14 (18.18%) VPN
6 13 (16.88%) Wireless
7 9 (11.69%) FirePass
7 9 (11.69%) Junos
8 8 (10.39%) DNS
8 8 (10.39%) SSL
9 7 (9.09%) SAN
10 6 (7.79%) Internet
10 6 (7.79%) MPLS
10 6 (7.79%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (6.49%) OSPF
11 5 (6.49%) EIGRP
12 4 (5.19%) HTTP
13 3 (3.90%) ADSL
13 3 (3.90%) VLAN
13 3 (3.90%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 18 (23.38%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.60%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (38.96%) Network Engineer
2 18 (23.38%) Security Engineer
3 17 (22.08%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Network Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Architect
7 5 (6.49%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.49%) Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) HTML
1 3 (3.90%) Middleware
2 2 (2.60%) .NET
2 2 (2.60%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) XML
3 1 (1.30%) CSS
3 1 (1.30%) Ajax
3 1 (1.30%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Open Source
1 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) CMDB
3 4 (5.19%) SecurID
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Life Science
5 1 (1.30%) CCTV
5 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.30%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.77%) Windows
2 17 (22.08%) Linux
3 12 (15.58%) UNIX
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.79%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.30%) AIX
10 1 (1.30%) Solaris
10 1 (1.30%) Android
10 1 (1.30%) CentOS
10 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) Information Security
2 11 (14.29%) Cyber Security
3 10 (12.99%) Technical Analysis
4 7 (9.09%) Migration
5 6 (7.79%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.49%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (6.49%) ITIL
6 5 (6.49%) Coaching
6 5 (6.49%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (6.49%) SIEM
7 3 (3.90%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.90%) Password Management
8 2 (2.60%) ERP
8 2 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.60%) Project Management
8 2 (2.60%) Change Management
8 2 (2.60%) Change Control
8 2 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.60%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.60%) Perl
3 2 (2.60%) VB
3 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.60%) VB6
4 1 (1.30%) Ruby
4 1 (1.30%) Java
4 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
1 15 (19.48%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (14.29%) CCNA
4 10 (12.99%) CCNP
4 10 (12.99%) Degree
5 7 (9.09%) CISSP
6 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.90%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.60%) CCIP
8 2 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.60%) MCSE
8 2 (2.60%) MCT
9 1 (1.30%) CCIE
9 1 (1.30%) MCSA
9 1 (1.30%) CCSA
9 1 (1.30%) CCVP
9 1 (1.30%) GCIA
9 1 (1.30%) GCIH
9 1 (1.30%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) SLA
3 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) Terminal Services
4 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.60%) XenApp
5 2 (2.60%) vSphere
6 1 (1.30%) UAG
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.30%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.30%) Opsview
3 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.30%) Nagios
3 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 31 (40.26%) Cisco
2 22 (28.57%) Juniper
3 13 (16.88%) VMware
3 13 (16.88%) CheckPoint
4 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
5 11 (14.29%) F5
5 11 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 7 (9.09%) Citrix
7 6 (7.79%) HP
8 4 (5.19%) Splunk
8 4 (5.19%) ArcSight
9 3 (3.90%) Draytek
9 3 (3.90%) Avaya
9 3 (3.90%) EMC
9 3 (3.90%) Symantec
10 2 (2.60%) Oracle
10 2 (2.60%) Dell
10 2 (2.60%) Talend
10 2 (2.60%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.30%) WatchGuard
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