The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 31 40 27
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 6 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 2.82% 1.37% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.50% 13.79% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 1
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +144.44%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -2.59%
Firewall
West Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
16 29 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 7.51% 9.97% 17.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11 28 21
Average salary £36,000 £22,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -43.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,500 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Firewall
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Halifax

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Halifax

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 17 (89.47%) CheckPoint
3 10 (52.63%) Banking
4 9 (47.37%) CCSA
4 9 (47.37%) CCSE
4 9 (47.37%) Online Banking
4 9 (47.37%) CCDP
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (42.11%) Symantec
5 8 (42.11%) McAfee
5 8 (42.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (42.11%) ScanSafe
5 8 (42.11%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (36.84%) Finance
6 7 (36.84%) Clearswift
7 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 6 (31.58%) VPN
7 6 (31.58%) Network Security
7 6 (31.58%) CCNA
8 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
8 5 (26.32%) PMI
8 5 (26.32%) PMI Certification
8 5 (26.32%) IPsec
9 4 (21.05%) Information Security
10 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
10 3 (15.79%) Retail
10 3 (15.79%) CCNP
11 1 (5.26%) Intranet
11 1 (5.26%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) VPN
1 6 (31.58%) Network Security
2 5 (26.32%) IPsec
3 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
3 1 (5.26%) HTTP
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) Intranet
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Extranet
3 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 10 (52.63%) Banking
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Administrator
1 8 (42.11%) Firewall Administrator
2 7 (36.84%) Security Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Security Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Network Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Network Security Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) IT Security Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Network Administrator
5 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
7 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
7 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Information Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Specialist
7 1 (5.26%) Information Security Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Online Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 5 (26.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (21.05%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Operations
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) CCDP
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (47.37%) CCSA
1 9 (47.37%) CCSE
2 6 (31.58%) CCNA
3 5 (26.32%) PMI Certification
4 3 (15.79%) CCNP
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (5.26%) CISSP
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Firmware
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 17 (89.47%) CheckPoint
3 8 (42.11%) Symantec
3 8 (42.11%) McAfee
3 8 (42.11%) ScanSafe
4 7 (36.84%) Clearswift
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) F5