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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 60 57
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 64 26 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.40% 2.70% 4.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.43% 14.69% 24.30%
Number of salaries quoted 53 23 61
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £32,100 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 262 177 284
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 18.01% 18.38% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 198 135 194
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -2 23 £45,000 - 4
Knutsford -23 11 £60,000 +84.61% 2
Crewe -18 2 £55,000 +4.76%
Chester +3 1 £30,000 -6.25%
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 74 (63.25%) Cisco
2 45 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (35.90%) Windows
4 38 (32.48%) WAN
5 36 (30.77%) LAN
6 32 (27.35%) CCNP
7 31 (26.50%) VPN
8 30 (25.64%) TCP/IP
8 30 (25.64%) Network Security
9 29 (24.79%) Finance
10 28 (23.93%) Juniper
11 25 (21.37%) Ethernet
12 24 (20.51%) VoIP
12 24 (20.51%) SLA
12 24 (20.51%) VMware
13 23 (19.66%) Information Security
13 23 (19.66%) DNS
13 23 (19.66%) ITIL
13 23 (19.66%) Load Balancing
14 20 (17.09%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (17.09%) F5
14 20 (17.09%) MPLS
14 20 (17.09%) FortiGate
15 19 (16.24%) Wireless
16 18 (15.38%) Service Management
16 18 (15.38%) Security Cleared
17 17 (14.53%) Office 365
17 17 (14.53%) OSPF
17 17 (14.53%) Microsoft
18 16 (13.68%) CCNA

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 5 (4.27%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.56%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.71%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.53%) Office 365
2 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.71%) G Suite
5 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (32.48%) WAN
2 36 (30.77%) LAN
3 31 (26.50%) VPN
4 30 (25.64%) Network Security
4 30 (25.64%) TCP/IP
5 25 (21.37%) Ethernet
6 24 (20.51%) VoIP
7 23 (19.66%) DNS
8 20 (17.09%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (17.09%) MPLS
9 19 (16.24%) Wireless
10 17 (14.53%) OSPF
11 16 (13.68%) Cisco IOS
11 16 (13.68%) SAN
12 14 (11.97%) BGP
12 14 (11.97%) EIGRP
13 13 (11.11%) Unified Communications
14 12 (10.26%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (10.26%) SSL
14 12 (10.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.26%) GIS
2 8 (6.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.71%) Maltego
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.85%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (24.79%) Finance
2 14 (11.97%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.27%) Banking
3 5 (4.27%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.42%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.56%) Advertising
5 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Law
7 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (26.50%) Network Engineer
2 17 (14.53%) Analyst
3 16 (13.68%) Firewall Engineer
4 13 (11.11%) Network Analyst
5 12 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.55%) Network Manager
6 10 (8.55%) Network Operations Manager
6 10 (8.55%) Operations Manager
7 9 (7.69%) Security Engineer
8 8 (6.84%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.42%) Cisco Analyst
11 4 (3.42%) Security Analyst
11 4 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.42%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.27%) Middleware
2 3 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (0.85%) HTML
3 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.13%) Data Centre
1 6 (5.13%) Driving Licence
2 5 (4.27%) Contactless
3 4 (3.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (3.42%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.42%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (3.42%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.56%) Cybercrime
4 3 (2.56%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.56%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.56%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.71%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.71%) Life Science
5 2 (1.71%) Replication
6 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 42 (35.90%) Windows
2 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (10.26%) Linux
3 12 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 11 (9.40%) Unix
5 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.85%) Android
7 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.66%) Information Security
1 23 (19.66%) ITIL
1 23 (19.66%) Load Balancing
2 18 (15.38%) Service Management
3 13 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (10.26%) Line Management
5 11 (9.40%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (8.55%) Budget Control
6 10 (8.55%) Network Management
7 8 (6.84%) ITSM
7 8 (6.84%) Risk Management
7 8 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.98%) Asset Management
8 7 (5.98%) Project Management
9 6 (5.13%) Data Security
9 6 (5.13%) IT Strategy
9 6 (5.13%) ITIL V3
9 6 (5.13%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (4.27%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.40%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.55%) SQL
3 6 (5.13%) Python
4 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (27.35%) CCNP
3 18 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 16 (13.68%) CCNA
5 13 (11.11%) CISSP
5 13 (11.11%) Degree
6 10 (8.55%) BC Cleared
6 10 (8.55%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (7.69%) CCIE
7 9 (7.69%) CISM
8 8 (6.84%) SC Cleared
9 6 (5.13%) CISA
10 5 (4.27%) CCDE
11 3 (2.56%) MCP
11 3 (2.56%) MCSE
11 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.71%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.85%) HND
13 1 (0.85%) OCP
13 1 (0.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (20.51%) SLA
2 5 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.27%) PMO
3 3 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 16 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (12.82%) Active Directory
3 12 (10.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.42%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.42%) vSphere
5 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.85%) Docker
6 1 (0.85%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (17.09%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.56%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.71%) Puppet
4 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.85%) RSA enVision
4 1 (0.85%) vRealize
4 1 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (63.25%) Cisco
2 28 (23.93%) Juniper
3 24 (20.51%) VMware
4 20 (17.09%) F5
5 17 (14.53%) Microsoft
6 15 (12.82%) Riverbed
7 14 (11.97%) Palo Alto
8 13 (11.11%) CheckPoint
9 11 (9.40%) Blue Coat
10 8 (6.84%) HP
11 5 (4.27%) Avaya
12 4 (3.42%) EMC
13 3 (2.56%) Draytek
13 3 (2.56%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.56%) Oracle
13 3 (2.56%) Sophos
14 2 (1.71%) arcserve
14 2 (1.71%) Google
14 2 (1.71%) IBM
14 2 (1.71%) Symantec
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