The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Blackburn with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
Lancashire / Blackburn
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 13 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Blackburn 3.23% 2.94% 10.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 25.00% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Median salary £18,000 £27,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% -34.14%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.19% -1.76%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Blackburn with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Blackburn
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 4 4 7
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Blackburn 12.90% 11.76% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 5
Median salary £18,000 £27,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% -27.02%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackburn

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Blackburn citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Blackburn

Firewall
Salary Trend in Blackburn

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Blackburn region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) SMTP
1 4 (80.00%) FTP
1 4 (80.00%) HTTP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (80.00%) Lotus
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Internet
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
1 4 (80.00%) Sendmail
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) Threat Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) SCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) SCSA
2 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) FTP
1 4 (80.00%) HTTP
1 4 (80.00%) Internet
1 4 (80.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
1 4 (80.00%) SMTP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Business Development Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Development Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Solaris
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) Threat Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) RHCE
1 2 (40.00%) SCNA
1 2 (40.00%) SCSA
1 2 (40.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Sendmail
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Lotus
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Veeam
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) WatchGuard