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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 22 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 10 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.21% 1.76% 3.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.41% 30.77% 22.81%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 8
Average salary £42,500 £34,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.08% +14.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £33,500 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £35,700 £38,550
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
34 13 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 17.71% 5.73% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 32 12 30
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £33,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £43,000 £38,500
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 January 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Chester

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 11 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (55.56%) CCNP
2 10 (55.56%) Network Security
3 9 (50.00%) CCNA
4 8 (44.44%) LAN
4 8 (44.44%) Cisco
5 7 (38.89%) UNIX
5 7 (38.89%) CISSP
5 7 (38.89%) Cyber Security
5 7 (38.89%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (38.89%) Information Security
5 7 (38.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (27.78%) WAN
7 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) DNS
7 4 (22.22%) OSPF
7 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
7 4 (22.22%) A+ Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Wireless
8 3 (16.67%) Password Management
8 3 (16.67%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 2 (11.11%) HTTP
9 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 2 (11.11%) MS Office
9 2 (11.11%) ITIL
9 2 (11.11%) CCIP
9 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (11.11%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Network Security
2 8 (44.44%) LAN
3 7 (38.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (27.78%) WAN
5 4 (22.22%) DNS
5 4 (22.22%) OSPF
5 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
5 4 (22.22%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (11.11%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) HTTP
6 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.56%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) UNIX
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Information Security
1 7 (38.89%) Cyber Security
1 7 (38.89%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (16.67%) Password Management
3 2 (11.11%) Change Control
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (55.56%) CCNP
3 9 (50.00%) CCNA
4 7 (38.89%) CISSP
5 4 (22.22%) A+ Certification
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) CCIP
7 1 (5.56%) MCSE
7 1 (5.56%) MCSA
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Dell
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) Avaya
3 1 (5.56%) Juniper
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) ZTE