The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 24 44 55
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 9 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.04% 1.29% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.32% 12.00% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 5
Average salary £67,500 £68,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.73% +126.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
37 25 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 16.59% 10.73% 17.67%
Number of salaries quoted 30 18 31
Average salary £55,000 £50,715 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.44% +69.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £35,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Firewall
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Chester region.

Firewall Salary Trend in Chester

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Chester region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Chester

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 9 (45.00%) CISSP
1 9 (45.00%) Information Security
1 9 (45.00%) Network Security
2 8 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 7 (35.00%) UNIX
4 6 (30.00%) CCNA
4 6 (30.00%) Degree
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) Cyber Security
5 5 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco
6 4 (20.00%) OSPF
6 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
7 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
7 3 (15.00%) VPN
7 3 (15.00%) DNS
7 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (15.00%) ADSL
7 3 (15.00%) LAN
7 3 (15.00%) Legal
7 3 (15.00%) VMware
7 3 (15.00%) Password Management
7 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (15.00%) EnCE
7 3 (15.00%) Fat Client

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) Network Security
2 8 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (20.00%) OSPF
3 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (15.00%) ADSL
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) DNS
5 2 (10.00%) Internet
5 2 (10.00%) MPLS
5 2 (10.00%) HTTP
5 2 (10.00%) Wireless
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Law
2 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Security Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Forensic Investigator
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) UNIX
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Information Security
2 6 (30.00%) Cyber Security
3 5 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (15.00%) Data Privacy
4 3 (15.00%) Password Management
4 3 (15.00%) Computer Security
4 3 (15.00%) Digital Forensics
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.00%) Network Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) CISSP
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (35.00%) CCNP
4 6 (30.00%) Degree
4 6 (30.00%) CCNA
5 3 (15.00%) EnCE
5 3 (15.00%) CEH
6 2 (10.00%) CCIP
6 2 (10.00%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.00%) CISM
7 1 (5.00%) CCSA
7 1 (5.00%) JNCIA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.00%) XenApp
1 3 (15.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.00%) ZTE
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) Avaya
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle