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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 54 54 105
Rank change year-on-year
0 +51
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 69 66 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.69% 4.22% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.60% 22.37% 9.42%
Number of salaries quoted 60 55 20
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +23.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £50,000 £55,000
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
352 295 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.82% 18.87% 19.17%
Number of salaries quoted 275 253 303
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £50,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +13 25 £40,000 - 2
Chester +12 8 £42,500 +26.86%
Wilmslow - 3 £35,000 -
Knutsford -11 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Crewe +12 1 - - 2
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 42 (37.50%) Cisco
2 41 (36.61%) Network Security
3 35 (31.25%) Finance
4 34 (30.36%) Windows
5 33 (29.46%) LAN
6 30 (26.79%) WAN
7 26 (23.21%) Juniper
8 25 (22.32%) VMware
9 24 (21.43%) Information Security
10 23 (20.54%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (18.75%) CCNP
11 21 (18.75%) TCP/IP
12 19 (16.96%) CheckPoint
13 18 (16.07%) Active Directory
13 18 (16.07%) Linux
13 18 (16.07%) UNIX
14 17 (15.18%) Citrix
14 17 (15.18%) CCNA
14 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
14 17 (15.18%) Intrusion Detection
14 17 (15.18%) SC Cleared
14 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
15 16 (14.29%) Cyber Security
15 16 (14.29%) VPN
15 16 (14.29%) SQL
16 14 (12.50%) ITIL
17 13 (11.61%) Security Management
17 13 (11.61%) Degree
18 12 (10.71%) SIEM
18 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.46%) IIS
2 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.89%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (36.61%) Network Security
2 33 (29.46%) LAN
3 30 (26.79%) WAN
4 21 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 17 (15.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (14.29%) VPN
7 12 (10.71%) DNS
7 12 (10.71%) Wireless
8 10 (8.93%) SSL
8 10 (8.93%) SAN
9 9 (8.04%) FirePass
9 9 (8.04%) Junos
10 8 (7.14%) DHCP
11 6 (5.36%) VLAN
12 5 (4.46%) Wireshark
12 5 (4.46%) VoIP
12 5 (4.46%) DMZ
12 5 (4.46%) Internet
13 4 (3.57%) OSPF
13 4 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.79%) Big Data
3 2 (1.79%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (31.25%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Financial Institution
3 9 (8.04%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Legal
5 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Law
6 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 29 (25.89%) Security Engineer
3 21 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
4 20 (17.86%) Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Security Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Network Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (5.36%) Information Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Information Security Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (5.36%) Architect
8 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Network Manager
9 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Operations Manager
9 5 (4.46%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) .NET
2 2 (1.79%) Web Services
2 2 (1.79%) XML
2 2 (1.79%) HTML
3 1 (0.89%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Open Source
2 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.46%) CMDB
3 4 (3.57%) Life Science
3 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.57%) SecurID
3 4 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.68%) RMADS
5 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.89%) CCTV
6 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 34 (30.36%) Windows
2 18 (16.07%) Linux
2 18 (16.07%) UNIX
3 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.36%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.36%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.46%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.89%) CentOS
8 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) Information Security
2 16 (14.29%) Cyber Security
3 14 (12.50%) ITIL
4 13 (11.61%) Security Management
5 12 (10.71%) SIEM
6 10 (8.93%) Technical Analysis
7 8 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 6 (5.36%) ERP
10 5 (4.46%) Migration
10 5 (4.46%) Network Design
10 5 (4.46%) Network Management
10 5 (4.46%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (4.46%) Coaching
11 4 (3.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (3.57%) E-Commerce
11 4 (3.57%) Service Delivery
12 3 (2.68%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (2.68%) VB
2 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
2 3 (2.68%) VB6
2 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.89%) Ruby
3 1 (0.89%) Python
3 1 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (20.54%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (18.75%) CCNP
3 17 (15.18%) CCNA
3 17 (15.18%) SC Cleared
3 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
4 13 (11.61%) Degree
5 8 (7.14%) CISSP
5 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.46%) A+ Certification
7 4 (3.57%) MCSA
7 4 (3.57%) CCIE
8 3 (2.68%) MCSE
9 2 (1.79%) MCT
9 2 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.79%) CCIP
9 2 (1.79%) VCP4
10 1 (0.89%) CCSE
10 1 (0.89%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.89%) MCITP
10 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) COBIT
2 5 (4.46%) QA
3 4 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.68%) SLA
5 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.89%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.14%) Snort
4 4 (3.57%) VMware Server
4 4 (3.57%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.89%) vSphere
6 1 (0.89%) UAG
6 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (8.93%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.36%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.89%) Opsview
3 1 (0.89%) Nagios
Vendors
1 42 (37.50%) Cisco
2 26 (23.21%) Juniper
3 25 (22.32%) VMware
4 19 (16.96%) CheckPoint
5 17 (15.18%) Citrix
5 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
6 10 (8.93%) Fortinet
6 10 (8.93%) F5
6 10 (8.93%) Splunk
7 9 (8.04%) Sourcefire
7 9 (8.04%) HP
8 7 (6.25%) Avaya
9 5 (4.46%) Symantec
10 4 (3.57%) ArcSight
10 4 (3.57%) SonicWALL
11 3 (2.68%) Draytek
11 3 (2.68%) Dell
12 2 (1.79%) 3PAR
13 1 (0.89%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.89%) ZTE
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Profile 29 Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + benefits (see advert)
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lavastorm Analytics
Posted: 19 days ago