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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 35 42 50
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 12 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.46% 3.79% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 48.00% 33.90% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 11
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -14.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £42,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
25 59 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.20% 11.17% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 24 48 39
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
Preston - 5 £32,500 - 2
Blackburn +12 3 £26,500 -35.36%
Chorley - 1 £37,500 -
Fleetwood - 1 £40,000 -
Lancaster - 1 £30,000 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) WAN
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (35.00%) DHCP
5 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (35.00%) DNS
5 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (30.00%) SQL
6 6 (30.00%) LAN
6 6 (30.00%) SAN
7 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (25.00%) VPN
7 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (25.00%) Information Security
7 5 (25.00%) SonicWALL
8 4 (20.00%) Business Continuity
8 4 (20.00%) Office 365
8 4 (20.00%) VoIP
8 4 (20.00%) CCNA
8 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (20.00%) MS Office
8 4 (20.00%) Internet
9 3 (15.00%) Sage
9 3 (15.00%) Lotus

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) WAN
2 7 (35.00%) DHCP
2 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (30.00%) LAN
3 6 (30.00%) SAN
4 5 (25.00%) VPN
5 4 (20.00%) Internet
5 4 (20.00%) VoIP
6 3 (15.00%) Broadband
6 3 (15.00%) PBX
7 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (10.00%) MPLS
8 1 (5.00%) BGP
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
8 1 (5.00%) Network Security
8 1 (5.00%) OSPF
8 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) IT Support
3 3 (15.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) LAMP
1 1 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) VCE vBlock
2 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) Debian
4 2 (10.00%) Solaris
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Document Management
3 3 (15.00%) ERP
3 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.00%) Information Security Management
3 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.00%) Security Management
3 3 (15.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 3 (15.00%) Software Licensing
3 3 (15.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCNA
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) XenServer
5 1 (5.00%) Postfix
5 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.00%) Varnish
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (25.00%) SonicWALL
5 3 (15.00%) BT
5 3 (15.00%) Dell
5 3 (15.00%) Lotus
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) Sage
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) Apple
7 1 (5.00%) Brocade
7 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.00%) Google
7 1 (5.00%) Hitachi
7 1 (5.00%) NetApp
7 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard