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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 46 59 89
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +30
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 77 69 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.54% 3.84% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.57% 19.60% 9.15%
Number of salaries quoted 65 58 33
Average salary £47,500 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.25% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £17,600
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £50,000 £53,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
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
357 352 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.06% 19.59% 22.99%
Number of salaries quoted 225 257 326
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 1 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 1 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 +15 23 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Chester +11 8 £43,750 +25.89% 4
Crewe - 6 £37,000 - 3
Wilmslow - 4 £33,250 - 1
Knutsford -7 2 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Nantwich - 2 £30,000 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 50 (35.97%) Cisco
2 47 (33.81%) Finance
3 46 (33.09%) Network Security
4 44 (31.65%) Windows
5 39 (28.06%) VMware
6 35 (25.18%) LAN
6 35 (25.18%) WAN
7 33 (23.74%) Microsoft
8 32 (23.02%) Information Security
9 29 (20.86%) SQL
10 27 (19.42%) Active Directory
11 26 (18.71%) Citrix
11 26 (18.71%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (17.99%) TCP/IP
12 25 (17.99%) ITIL
13 24 (17.27%) DNS
13 24 (17.27%) CheckPoint
13 24 (17.27%) Security Management
14 23 (16.55%) Juniper
14 23 (16.55%) CCNP
14 23 (16.55%) CCNA
15 21 (15.11%) MS Exchange
16 20 (14.39%) Linux
17 19 (13.67%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (12.95%) Intrusion Detection
18 18 (12.95%) Degree
19 16 (11.51%) VPN
19 16 (11.51%) SAN
20 15 (10.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 15 (10.79%) Windows Server 2003

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 21 (15.11%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (6.47%) IIS
4 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (5.04%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Office 365
1 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (33.09%) Network Security
2 35 (25.18%) LAN
2 35 (25.18%) WAN
3 25 (17.99%) TCP/IP
4 24 (17.27%) DNS
5 18 (12.95%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (11.51%) VPN
6 16 (11.51%) SAN
7 15 (10.79%) SSL
8 14 (10.07%) DHCP
9 12 (8.63%) Wireless
10 10 (7.19%) VoIP
11 8 (5.76%) Wireshark
12 6 (4.32%) SMTP
12 6 (4.32%) HTTP
13 5 (3.60%) VLAN
13 5 (3.60%) DMZ
14 4 (2.88%) Broadband
14 4 (2.88%) Junos
14 4 (2.88%) FirePass
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.44%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Metasploit
General
1 47 (33.81%) Finance
2 14 (10.07%) Financial Institution
3 7 (5.04%) Banking
4 6 (4.32%) Legal
5 5 (3.60%) Retail
5 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (25.18%) Network Engineer
2 26 (18.71%) Security Engineer
3 23 (16.55%) Analyst
4 18 (12.95%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (11.51%) Support Engineer
5 16 (11.51%) Security Analyst
5 16 (11.51%) Infrastructure Manager
6 14 (10.07%) Project Manager
7 13 (9.35%) Information Security Analyst
7 13 (9.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 13 (9.35%) Information Analyst
8 12 (8.63%) Network Manager
8 12 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (7.19%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (5.04%) IT Support
12 6 (4.32%) Senior Network Engineer
13 5 (3.60%) Security Operations Manager
13 5 (3.60%) Network Operations Manager
13 5 (3.60%) Network Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.32%) HTML
1 6 (4.32%) Web Services
1 6 (4.32%) XML
2 3 (2.16%) .NET
3 2 (1.44%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.76%) Open Source
2 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.32%) Life Science
3 6 (4.32%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.88%) RMADS
4 4 (2.88%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.16%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.16%) BYOD
5 3 (2.16%) CMDB
6 2 (1.44%) SecurID
6 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.72%) CCTV
7 1 (0.72%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.65%) Windows
2 20 (14.39%) Linux
3 19 (13.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (10.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (10.79%) UNIX
5 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.04%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.32%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.02%) Information Security
2 25 (17.99%) ITIL
3 24 (17.27%) Security Management
4 15 (10.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 14 (10.07%) Cyber Security
6 13 (9.35%) Software Delivery
6 13 (9.35%) ERP
7 11 (7.91%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (7.19%) SIEM
8 10 (7.19%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (6.47%) Load Balancing
9 9 (6.47%) Information Security Management
9 9 (6.47%) Migration
10 8 (5.76%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (5.04%) Problem Management
12 6 (4.32%) Risk Management
12 6 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (4.32%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.32%) Network Design
12 6 (4.32%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.86%) SQL
2 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.16%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.16%) VB6
3 3 (2.16%) VB
3 3 (2.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (18.71%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (16.55%) CCNP
2 23 (16.55%) CCNA
3 18 (12.95%) Degree
4 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
4 12 (8.63%) Security Cleared
5 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (7.19%) CISSP
6 7 (5.04%) A+ Certification
7 6 (4.32%) MCSA
7 6 (4.32%) CCIE
8 3 (2.16%) MCSE
9 2 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.44%) MCT
9 2 (1.44%) CEH
10 1 (0.72%) MCITP
10 1 (0.72%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.72%) CCSE
10 1 (0.72%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.07%) COBIT
2 12 (8.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (5.04%) SLA
4 4 (2.88%) QA
5 2 (1.44%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (19.42%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.76%) Snort
4 7 (5.04%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.60%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.44%) vSphere
6 2 (1.44%) XenApp
7 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (7.19%) Backup Exec
2 6 (4.32%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (35.97%) Cisco
2 39 (28.06%) VMware
3 33 (23.74%) Microsoft
4 26 (18.71%) Citrix
5 24 (17.27%) CheckPoint
6 23 (16.55%) Juniper
7 12 (8.63%) HP
8 9 (6.47%) Sourcefire
8 9 (6.47%) Avaya
9 8 (5.76%) Splunk
10 7 (5.04%) F5
10 7 (5.04%) Dell
11 5 (3.60%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.16%) SonicWALL
12 3 (2.16%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.16%) BT
12 3 (2.16%) Symantec
13 2 (1.44%) Business Objects
13 2 (1.44%) Mitel
13 2 (1.44%) WatchGuard
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Including Car Allowance+bens
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Lymm
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £22000 - £26500 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £33000 per annum + inc 5K Car Allow + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Crewe
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 20 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 24 days ago