The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 54 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 9 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.78% 2.02% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 22.22% 16.13%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 8
Average salary £27,500 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.06% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £15,000 £19,050
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £38,100 £39,750
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 Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
57 45 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.24% 9.11% 13.96%
Number of salaries quoted 43 38 59
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £16,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Lancashire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Firewall
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Blackburn +1 1 - -
Skelmersdale -4 1 - -
Lancaster - 1 £50,000 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
1 16 (84.21%) MS Exchange
2 13 (68.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (68.42%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 10 (52.63%) Cisco
5 9 (47.37%) HP
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
5 9 (47.37%) SQL
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) WAN
7 6 (31.58%) DHCP
7 6 (31.58%) DNS
7 6 (31.58%) SAN
7 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
7 6 (31.58%) LAN
7 6 (31.58%) WMI
8 5 (26.32%) Office 365
8 5 (26.32%) vSphere
8 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
8 5 (26.32%) WatchGuard
8 5 (26.32%) Sophos
9 4 (21.05%) Wireless
9 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
9 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
10 3 (15.79%) Clustering

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 16 (84.21%) MS Exchange
2 13 (68.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.26%) Lync
5 1 (5.26%) Apache
5 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) WAN
2 6 (31.58%) DHCP
2 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) SAN
2 6 (31.58%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) Wireless
4 3 (15.79%) NAS
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) OSPF
6 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.26%) IPv4
6 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Support
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Support
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
2 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (5.26%) People Management
2 1 (5.26%) Project Management
2 1 (5.26%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
3 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCDP
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) vSphere
3 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) Cisco
4 9 (47.37%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) Sophos
5 5 (26.32%) WatchGuard
6 1 (5.26%) Draytek
6 1 (5.26%) NETGEAR
6 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Lotus
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint