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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 22 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 9 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.20% 0.81% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.13% 14.29% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 3
Average salary £51,250 £34,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.48% -36.81%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
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
32 14 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 18.50% 5.65% 20.95%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 32
Average salary £44,000 £41,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.38% +4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 March 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Chester

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (68.42%) CCNA
3 12 (63.16%) CCNP
3 12 (63.16%) Network Security
4 10 (52.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (52.63%) CISSP
4 10 (52.63%) Cyber Security
4 10 (52.63%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (47.37%) UNIX
6 8 (42.11%) Information Security
6 8 (42.11%) LAN
7 7 (36.84%) WAN
7 7 (36.84%) Cisco
7 7 (36.84%) SQL
7 7 (36.84%) A+ Certification
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) DNS
9 4 (21.05%) MS Office
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL
10 3 (15.79%) DHCP
10 3 (15.79%) Juniper
11 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (10.53%) Wireless
11 2 (10.53%) Finance
11 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
11 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
11 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
11 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
11 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
11 2 (10.53%) SLA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Network Security
2 10 (52.63%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (42.11%) LAN
4 7 (36.84%) WAN
5 4 (21.05%) DNS
6 3 (15.79%) DHCP
7 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (10.53%) Wireless
7 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.26%) Multicast
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (5.26%) HTTP
8 1 (5.26%) VoIP
8 1 (5.26%) MPLS
8 1 (5.26%) OSPF
8 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Network Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Cyber Security
1 10 (52.63%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (42.11%) Information Security
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Password Management
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (68.42%) CCNA
3 12 (63.16%) CCNP
4 10 (52.63%) CISSP
5 7 (36.84%) A+ Certification
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) MCITP
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.26%) CCIP
7 1 (5.26%) MCSE
7 1 (5.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Juniper
4 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
4 2 (10.53%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
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