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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
North West / Cheshire
Rank 42 78 51
Rank change year-on-year +36 -27  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 53 24 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.96% 1.85% 4.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 10.91% 21.61%
Number of salaries quoted 40 23 63
Median salary £33,250 £32,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.30% -30.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £20,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £48,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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 159 220 347
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.89% 16.92% 19.92%
Number of salaries quoted 120 160 240
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -22.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £19,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +23 24 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Northwich +7 7 £32,000 -41.81% 1
Chester +5 4 £32,000 -1.53% 3
Runcorn - 3 £25,500 - 1
Knutsford -5 1 £36,000 +14.28% 1
Crewe -6 1 £29,000 -27.50%
Wilmslow -9 1 £21,500 +14.66%
Macclesfield - 1 £24,000 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 47 (58.02%) Cisco
2 30 (37.04%) Windows
3 28 (34.57%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (27.16%) Windows Server
5 21 (25.93%) VMware
6 20 (24.69%) SLA
7 19 (23.46%) Network Security
8 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (22.22%) CCNP
8 18 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 18 (22.22%) Telecoms
8 18 (22.22%) Finance
9 16 (19.75%) WAN
9 16 (19.75%) LAN
9 16 (19.75%) ITIL
9 16 (19.75%) Palo Alto
9 16 (19.75%) Unified Communications
10 15 (18.52%) Line Management
10 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
10 15 (18.52%) Information Security
11 14 (17.28%) SQL
11 14 (17.28%) VoIP
11 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
11 14 (17.28%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (16.05%) BC Cleared
12 13 (16.05%) Budget Control
12 13 (16.05%) CCNA
12 13 (16.05%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (16.05%) SAN
12 13 (16.05%) Service Management

Firewall
Top Related 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 8 (9.88%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.94%) MS Office
3 3 (3.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Office 365
2 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.23%) G Suite
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.46%) Network Security
2 16 (19.75%) LAN
2 16 (19.75%) Unified Communications
2 16 (19.75%) WAN
3 14 (17.28%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (17.28%) VoIP
4 13 (16.05%) SAN
5 11 (13.58%) DNS
6 10 (12.35%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (12.35%) DHCP
6 10 (12.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
6 10 (12.35%) VPN
7 9 (11.11%) VLAN
8 8 (9.88%) Ethernet
8 8 (9.88%) MPLS
9 7 (8.64%) OSPF
10 6 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (7.41%) Wireless
10 6 (7.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
1 18 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.70%) Advertising
3 2 (2.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Law
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Analyst
2 13 (16.05%) Network Engineer
2 13 (16.05%) Network Manager
2 13 (16.05%) Network Operations Manager
2 13 (16.05%) Operations Manager
3 11 (13.58%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) IT Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) Network Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (8.64%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) IT Support
5 7 (8.64%) Security Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Cisco Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) .NET
1 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.23%) HTML
1 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.41%) EMC VNX
3 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (4.94%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.23%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.04%) Windows
2 22 (27.16%) Windows Server
3 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (11.11%) Linux
5 7 (8.64%) Unix
5 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.41%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.94%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.23%) Android
8 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.75%) ITIL
2 15 (18.52%) Information Security
2 15 (18.52%) Line Management
3 13 (16.05%) Budget Control
3 13 (16.05%) Service Management
4 6 (7.41%) SIEM
5 5 (6.17%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (6.17%) Data Security
5 5 (6.17%) Network Management
5 5 (6.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (6.17%) Security Operations
6 4 (4.94%) DDoS Mitigation
6 4 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.70%) Migration
7 3 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.70%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.28%) SQL
2 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.23%) C#
3 1 (1.23%) PHP
3 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (34.57%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (22.22%) CCNP
3 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 13 (16.05%) BC Cleared
4 13 (16.05%) CCNA
4 13 (16.05%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (9.88%) CISSP
6 7 (8.64%) Degree
7 6 (7.41%) MCP
8 5 (6.17%) MCSE
8 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (4.94%) A+ Certification
9 4 (4.94%) CISM
9 4 (4.94%) MCITP
9 4 (4.94%) MCSA
10 3 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.23%) CISA
12 1 (1.23%) VCAP
12 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.69%) SLA
2 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.88%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.64%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (8.64%) vSphere
5 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.23%) Firmware
6 1 (1.23%) vCloud
6 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.41%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.47%) RSA enVision
5 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.23%) Puppet
5 1 (1.23%) vRealize
5 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (58.02%) Cisco
2 21 (25.93%) VMware
3 16 (19.75%) Palo Alto
4 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
5 12 (14.81%) Juniper
6 9 (11.11%) Avaya
6 9 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 8 (9.88%) EMC
7 8 (9.88%) HP
8 6 (7.41%) Oracle
9 5 (6.17%) IBM
9 5 (6.17%) Riverbed
10 4 (4.94%) Apple
10 4 (4.94%) SonicWALL
11 3 (3.70%) Draytek
12 2 (2.47%) 3Com
12 2 (2.47%) ArcSight
12 2 (2.47%) F5
12 2 (2.47%) Sophos
12 2 (2.47%) Splunk
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