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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 85 70 117
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +47
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 47 54 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.43% 3.07% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.35% 19.42% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 36 44 23
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £21,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £52,500 £63,300
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
352 278 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.17% 15.80% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 299 243 264
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £60,000
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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +24 11 £50,000 +38.88%
Warrington -8 8 £40,000 - 4
Wilmslow -17 5 £49,000 +97.97% 1
Northwich +2 3 £32,500 +62.50% 1
Crewe +18 2 £42,500 +88.88%
Daresbury - 2 £46,250 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 27 (36.49%) Network Security
2 26 (35.14%) Windows
3 24 (32.43%) Cisco
4 20 (27.03%) Finance
5 19 (25.68%) Linux
5 19 (25.68%) LAN
6 17 (22.97%) Juniper
6 17 (22.97%) Information Security
7 16 (21.62%) WAN
7 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
8 15 (20.27%) VPN
8 15 (20.27%) UNIX
9 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
9 14 (18.92%) Degree
10 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
10 13 (17.57%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (16.22%) CISSP
11 12 (16.22%) SC Cleared
12 11 (14.86%) Cyber Security
12 11 (14.86%) CheckPoint
13 10 (13.51%) CCNA
13 10 (13.51%) VMware
13 10 (13.51%) Wireless
13 10 (13.51%) Technical Analysis
13 10 (13.51%) Fortinet
13 10 (13.51%) Banking
14 9 (12.16%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (12.16%) F5
14 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (12.16%) Active Directory

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.05%) IIS
4 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.35%) Apache
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.35%) nginx
5 1 (1.35%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) SaaS
2 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.49%) Network Security
2 19 (25.68%) LAN
3 16 (21.62%) WAN
3 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
4 15 (20.27%) VPN
5 10 (13.51%) Wireless
6 9 (12.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (12.16%) Internet
7 8 (10.81%) SSL
7 8 (10.81%) Junos
8 7 (9.46%) FirePass
9 6 (8.11%) SAN
9 6 (8.11%) DNS
10 5 (6.76%) ADSL
10 5 (6.76%) MPLS
10 5 (6.76%) OSPF
10 5 (6.76%) EIGRP
11 4 (5.41%) HTTP
12 3 (4.05%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (4.05%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.70%) MySQL
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Banking
3 6 (8.11%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.05%) Legal
5 2 (2.70%) Retail
5 2 (2.70%) Law
6 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Network Engineer
2 17 (22.97%) Security Engineer
3 16 (21.62%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Network Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Consultant
9 2 (2.70%) Trainer
9 2 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (2.70%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Middleware
2 3 (4.05%) HTML
3 2 (2.70%) Web Services
3 2 (2.70%) XML
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
4 1 (1.35%) Ajax
4 1 (1.35%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Open Source
3 5 (6.76%) CMDB
3 5 (6.76%) SecurID
4 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.05%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.05%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.35%) iPhone
6 1 (1.35%) Life Science
6 1 (1.35%) CCTV
6 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.14%) Windows
2 19 (25.68%) Linux
3 15 (20.27%) UNIX
4 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.41%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.05%) AIX
8 2 (2.70%) Android
9 1 (1.35%) CentOS
9 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.35%) Solaris
9 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) Information Security
2 11 (14.86%) Cyber Security
3 10 (13.51%) Technical Analysis
4 6 (8.11%) Migration
4 6 (8.11%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (6.76%) SIEM
5 5 (6.76%) ITIL
5 5 (6.76%) Coaching
5 5 (6.76%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.05%) Data Privacy
6 3 (4.05%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.05%) ERP
6 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.05%) Change Management
6 3 (4.05%) Password Management
6 3 (4.05%) Network Management
6 3 (4.05%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (1.35%) Python
4 1 (1.35%) Ruby
4 1 (1.35%) Java
4 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) Degree
2 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.57%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (16.22%) CISSP
3 12 (16.22%) SC Cleared
4 10 (13.51%) CCNA
5 9 (12.16%) CCNP
6 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.41%) CEH
7 3 (4.05%) EnCE
7 3 (4.05%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.70%) CISM
8 2 (2.70%) CCIP
8 2 (2.70%) MCSE
8 2 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.70%) MCT
9 1 (1.35%) MCSA
9 1 (1.35%) CCSA
9 1 (1.35%) CCVP
9 1 (1.35%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.05%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (12.16%) Active Directory
1 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.41%) Terminal Services
2 4 (5.41%) XenApp
2 4 (5.41%) vSphere
3 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.35%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.35%) UAG
4 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.35%) Opsview
3 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.35%) Nagios
3 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (32.43%) Cisco
2 17 (22.97%) Juniper
3 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
4 11 (14.86%) CheckPoint
5 10 (13.51%) VMware
5 10 (13.51%) Fortinet
6 9 (12.16%) F5
7 5 (6.76%) HP
8 4 (5.41%) Citrix
8 4 (5.41%) Splunk
8 4 (5.41%) ArcSight
9 3 (4.05%) Talend
9 3 (4.05%) Draytek
9 3 (4.05%) Oracle
9 3 (4.05%) EMC
9 3 (4.05%) Symantec
10 2 (2.70%) NetApp
10 2 (2.70%) Dell
10 2 (2.70%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.35%) Fujitsu
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £18-22K, DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bouns + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago