The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 22 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 4 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.42% 3.55% 3.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.44% 13.64% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 9
Average salary £32,500 £27,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.37% -55.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
9 44 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.69% 26.04% 10.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7 30 19
Average salary £32,500 £33,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% -43.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram 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 24 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
County Antrim +15 4 £32,500 +41.30%
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 7 (36.84%) DHCP
4 7 (36.84%) DNS
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco
4 7 (36.84%) CCNA
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (31.58%) Symantec
5 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) ITIL
6 5 (26.32%) UNIX
6 5 (26.32%) Solaris
6 5 (26.32%) LAN
6 5 (26.32%) WAN
6 5 (26.32%) VPN
6 5 (26.32%) Veritas
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
7 4 (21.05%) HTML
7 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (21.05%) CDMA
7 4 (21.05%) GPRS
7 4 (21.05%) GSM
7 4 (21.05%) POP3

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) DHCP
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) VPN
2 5 (26.32%) WAN
2 5 (26.32%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) CDMA
3 4 (21.05%) GPRS
3 4 (21.05%) GSM
3 4 (21.05%) POP3
3 4 (21.05%) SMTP
3 4 (21.05%) HTTP
3 4 (21.05%) Internet
3 4 (21.05%) VLAN
3 4 (21.05%) IMAP
3 4 (21.05%) SGSN
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (15.79%) NAS
4 3 (15.79%) SAN
4 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Escalation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
1 4 (21.05%) MAPI
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) IVR
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Solaris
4 5 (26.32%) UNIX
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
1 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
2 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
2 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) Data Security
3 1 (5.26%) Workflow
3 1 (5.26%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
1 2 (10.53%) C++
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CCNA
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.79%) vSphere
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
1 4 (21.05%) Backup Exec
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (10.53%) WSUS
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) Symantec
4 5 (26.32%) Veritas
5 4 (21.05%) Sophos
6 3 (15.79%) Juniper
7 2 (10.53%) CommVault
7 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 2 (10.53%) Citrix
8 1 (5.26%) IBM
8 1 (5.26%) Acronis