Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 72 65
Rank change year-on-year -20 -7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 48 119 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.25% 3.72% 3.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.91% 23.38% 23.10%
Number of salaries quoted 42 99 70
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,575 £21,250 £19,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.63% -0.63% -

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 322 509 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.12% 15.90% 15.77%
Number of salaries quoted 253 358 250
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +30.77% -13.33%
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,175 £19,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Cheshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Cheshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Cheshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -16 14 £45,000 - 8
Crewe +5 8 £40,000 +23.08%
Widnes - 7 £27,000 -
Knutsford +21 5 £42,500 -22.73%
Macclesfield - 3 £62,500 -
Runcorn -1 2 £61,250 +122.73% 5
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Cisco
3 14 (29.17%) WAN
4 13 (27.08%) TCP/IP
4 13 (27.08%) Office 365
5 12 (25.00%) VPN
5 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (25.00%) Information Security
6 11 (22.92%) MPLS
6 11 (22.92%) ITIL
6 11 (22.92%) F5
6 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
7 10 (20.83%) SharePoint
7 10 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (18.75%) Linux
8 9 (18.75%) Service Delivery
8 9 (18.75%) Hyper-V
9 8 (16.67%) SIEM
9 8 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (16.67%) Manufacturing
9 8 (16.67%) VMware
9 8 (16.67%) CCNP
9 8 (16.67%) OSPF
9 8 (16.67%) CheckPoint
9 8 (16.67%) BGP
10 7 (14.58%) Internet
10 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (14.58%) A+ Certification
10 7 (14.58%) LAN
10 7 (14.58%) SMTP

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 10 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Office 365
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) WAN
2 13 (27.08%) TCP/IP
3 12 (25.00%) VPN
4 11 (22.92%) MPLS
5 8 (16.67%) BGP
5 8 (16.67%) OSPF
6 7 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (14.58%) Ethernet
6 7 (14.58%) Internet
6 7 (14.58%) LAN
6 7 (14.58%) SMTP
6 7 (14.58%) Wireless
7 6 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
7 6 (12.50%) DNS
7 6 (12.50%) IPsec
7 6 (12.50%) RIP
7 6 (12.50%) SNMP
7 6 (12.50%) SSL
8 5 (10.42%) VoIP
9 4 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) IT Support
3 6 (12.50%) IT Support Specialist
3 6 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 6 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) IT Manager
4 5 (10.42%) IT Project Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Senior IT Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) HTML
2 2 (4.17%) CSS
2 2 (4.17%) OAuth
2 2 (4.17%) REST
2 2 (4.17%) SAML
2 2 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (2.08%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.50%) PKI
3 5 (10.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.33%) Smart Meter
5 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.08%) CESG
7 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.08%) EMV
7 1 (2.08%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.75%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) CentOS
4 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Android
5 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Information Security
2 11 (22.92%) ITIL
3 9 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 8 (16.67%) SIEM
5 7 (14.58%) Break/Fix
5 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (12.50%) ERP
6 6 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (12.50%) Time Management
7 5 (10.42%) Change Management
7 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
7 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
8 3 (6.25%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (6.25%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) Python
3 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.25%) Perl
3 3 (6.25%) Ruby
3 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.17%) C#
4 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.08%) C++
5 1 (2.08%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.67%) CCNP
3 7 (14.58%) A+ Certification
4 3 (6.25%) CCNA
4 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (4.17%) CISSP
5 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (2.08%) CCIE
6 1 (2.08%) CCSP
6 1 (2.08%) CEH
6 1 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (2.08%) CISM
6 1 (2.08%) Degree
6 1 (2.08%) ISSAP
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) GDPR
1 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.25%) Corosync
3 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.25%) vSphere
4 2 (4.17%) pfSense
4 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HAProxy
1 3 (6.25%) Icinga
1 3 (6.25%) Nagios
1 3 (6.25%) Opsview
1 3 (6.25%) Pacemaker
1 3 (6.25%) QRadar
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Cisco
2 11 (22.92%) F5
3 8 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 8 (16.67%) VMware
4 6 (12.50%) Riverbed
5 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.25%) ArcSight
6 3 (6.25%) McAfee
6 3 (6.25%) Qualys
6 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.25%) Splunk
7 2 (4.17%) Google
7 2 (4.17%) JD Edwards
7 2 (4.17%) Meraki
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle
7 2 (4.17%) Remedy