The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 13 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 30 15 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 14.78% 7.98% 9.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.85% 31.25% 27.03%
Number of salaries quoted 20 2 9
Average salary £26,000 £38,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.90% -13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £35,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £41,750 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%
Communications & Networking Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
59 48 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 29.06% 25.53% 35.75%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 31
Average salary £26,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.82% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Firewall
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Firewall
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
County Antrim +4 23 £26,000 -32.90%
County Londonderry - 7 - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 30 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 28 (60.87%) Windows
3 27 (58.70%) DNS
3 27 (58.70%) SC Cleared
4 26 (56.52%) Microsoft
5 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
5 25 (54.35%) Veritas
5 25 (54.35%) DHCP
5 25 (54.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (52.17%) VMware
6 24 (52.17%) VMware ESX
6 24 (52.17%) Sophos
6 24 (52.17%) ITIL
6 24 (52.17%) NetBackup
7 20 (43.48%) Symantec
8 19 (41.30%) SAN
8 19 (41.30%) Clustering
8 19 (41.30%) IIS
8 19 (41.30%) Citrix
8 19 (41.30%) Backup Exec
8 19 (41.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 19 (41.30%) NAS
8 19 (41.30%) vSphere
8 19 (41.30%) ITIL V3
8 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
10 15 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 19 (41.30%) IIS
2 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
3 15 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (58.70%) DNS
2 25 (54.35%) DHCP
3 19 (41.30%) SAN
3 19 (41.30%) NAS
4 6 (13.04%) WAN
4 6 (13.04%) LAN
5 5 (10.87%) PBX
5 5 (10.87%) Wireless
5 5 (10.87%) Network Security
6 3 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (4.35%) Wireless Security
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.17%) CTI
8 1 (2.17%) Intranet
8 1 (2.17%) Internet
8 1 (2.17%) HTTP
8 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (28.26%) SQL Server 2000
2 13 (28.26%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Banking
1 1 (2.17%) Billing
1 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (32.61%) Network Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Network Support
6 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Developer
7 1 (2.17%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.17%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Clustering
2 7 (15.22%) NHS
3 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) PKI
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) IVR
5 1 (2.17%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 28 (60.87%) Windows
2 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.52%) Linux
6 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (52.17%) ITIL
3 19 (41.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 19 (41.30%) ITIL V3
4 8 (17.39%) Compatibility Testing
4 8 (17.39%) Capacity Management
5 5 (10.87%) Network Management
5 5 (10.87%) SIEM
6 4 (8.70%) Information Security
7 3 (6.52%) Fault Management
7 3 (6.52%) Security Management
7 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.35%) Service Management
8 2 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (2.17%) Kernel Tuning
9 1 (2.17%) Workflow
9 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.17%) Project Management
9 1 (2.17%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) C++
1 1 (2.17%) Korn
1 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 27 (58.70%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) CCNA
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) PMP
4 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CISA
4 1 (2.17%) CISM
4 1 (2.17%) CEH
4 1 (2.17%) CISSP
4 1 (2.17%) MCSE
4 1 (2.17%) MCSA
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
2 24 (52.17%) VMware ESX
3 19 (41.30%) vSphere
4 8 (17.39%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (52.17%) NetBackup
2 19 (41.30%) Backup Exec
3 14 (30.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (10.87%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 26 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 25 (54.35%) Veritas
3 24 (52.17%) Sophos
3 24 (52.17%) VMware
4 20 (43.48%) Symantec
5 19 (41.30%) Citrix
6 7 (15.22%) Juniper
7 6 (13.04%) Cisco
8 5 (10.87%) CommVault
9 3 (6.52%) Meru Networks
9 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.35%) F5
10 2 (4.35%) LogLogic
10 2 (4.35%) Q1 Labs
10 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint