Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 64 61
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 +66
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 139 83 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.51% 3.69% 4.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.63% 22.62% 27.24%
Number of salaries quoted 118 75 129
Cheshire median annual salary £43,750 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £23,950 £19,800 £23,900
90th Percentile £57,875 £55,000 £54,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%

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 522 367 525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.95% 16.30% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 381 281 428
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -17.72% +1.28%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £54,118 £68,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +34 56 £45,000 -4.26% 3
Knutsford - 15 £55,000 -
Wilmslow +7 14 £22,250 +5.95% 1
Crewe +6 13 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Chester -15 6 £38,750 +13.97%
Middlewich - 2 £21,500 -
Runcorn -2 1 £27,500 -21.43% 1
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 82 (58.99%) Cisco
2 65 (46.76%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (45.32%) DNS
4 60 (43.17%) Windows
5 59 (42.45%) WAN
6 57 (41.01%) DHCP
7 56 (40.29%) VPN
8 48 (34.53%) LAN
9 46 (33.09%) Wireless
10 44 (31.65%) CCNP
10 44 (31.65%) Load Balancing
11 36 (25.90%) Finance
12 35 (25.18%) CCNA
13 33 (23.74%) BGP
14 32 (23.02%) OSPF
14 32 (23.02%) EIGRP
14 32 (23.02%) SSL
15 31 (22.30%) MPLS
15 31 (22.30%) ITIL
15 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2008
15 31 (22.30%) F5
15 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 29 (20.86%) IPsec
17 28 (20.14%) VMware
17 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
17 28 (20.14%) Cisco IOS
17 28 (20.14%) Network Security
17 28 (20.14%) Wireshark
18 27 (19.42%) TCP/IP
19 26 (18.71%) Ethernet

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 19 (13.67%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (10.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.44%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.72%) Apache
5 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.99%) Office 365
2 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.32%) G Suite
4 5 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (45.32%) DNS
2 59 (42.45%) WAN
3 57 (41.01%) DHCP
4 56 (40.29%) VPN
5 48 (34.53%) LAN
6 46 (33.09%) Wireless
7 33 (23.74%) BGP
8 32 (23.02%) EIGRP
8 32 (23.02%) OSPF
8 32 (23.02%) SSL
9 31 (22.30%) MPLS
10 29 (20.86%) IPsec
11 28 (20.14%) Cisco IOS
11 28 (20.14%) Network Security
11 28 (20.14%) Wireshark
12 27 (19.42%) TCP/IP
13 26 (18.71%) Ethernet
14 22 (15.83%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (15.11%) IP Telephony
15 21 (15.11%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.76%) GIS
2 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.44%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (25.90%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Financial Institution
3 9 (6.47%) Banking
4 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Advertising
6 2 (1.44%) Legal
6 2 (1.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.72%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (34.53%) Network Engineer
2 16 (11.51%) IT Engineer
3 15 (10.79%) Support Engineer
4 13 (9.35%) Analyst
4 13 (9.35%) IT Support
5 11 (7.91%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (7.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (7.91%) Firewall Engineer
5 11 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.19%) IT Support Engineer
6 10 (7.19%) Operations Engineer
6 10 (7.19%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (5.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.04%) Administrator
7 7 (5.04%) Cisco Administrator
7 7 (5.04%) Cisco Network Administrator
7 7 (5.04%) Network Administrator
7 7 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) Senior Cisco Administrator
7 7 (5.04%) Senior Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.47%) Middleware
2 7 (5.04%) CSS
3 4 (2.88%) HTML
4 2 (1.44%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.72%) LAMP
5 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.39%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.23%) Driving Licence
3 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.04%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.60%) Life Science
6 4 (2.88%) Contactless
7 3 (2.16%) CESG
7 3 (2.16%) Cybercrime
7 3 (2.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.16%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.44%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.72%) PKI
9 1 (0.72%) Replication
9 1 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (43.17%) Windows
2 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (18.71%) Windows Server
4 19 (13.67%) Unix
5 16 (11.51%) Windows 8
6 11 (7.91%) Linux
7 10 (7.19%) Mac OS X
7 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (6.47%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.32%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.88%) Android
10 4 (2.88%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.72%) AIX
12 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.65%) Load Balancing
2 31 (22.30%) ITIL
3 18 (12.95%) Kalman Filter
4 16 (11.51%) Service Management
5 14 (10.07%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (10.07%) Information Security
6 12 (8.63%) ITSM
7 11 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.19%) Data Security
8 10 (7.19%) ITIL V3
9 9 (6.47%) Open Source
10 8 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (5.76%) Project Management
10 8 (5.76%) Risk Management
11 7 (5.04%) Asset Management
12 6 (4.32%) CRM
12 6 (4.32%) ERP
12 6 (4.32%) ITIL V2
12 6 (4.32%) Project Planning
12 6 (4.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.19%) Python
2 6 (4.32%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.60%) SQL
4 4 (2.88%) Java
5 2 (1.44%) C
6 1 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 65 (46.76%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (31.65%) CCNP
3 35 (25.18%) CCNA
4 20 (14.39%) Degree
4 20 (14.39%) MCP
5 19 (13.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (12.95%) MCSE
7 16 (11.51%) CCIE
8 12 (8.63%) MCSA
9 10 (7.19%) MCITP
10 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
10 9 (6.47%) Security Cleared
11 8 (5.76%) CISSP
12 6 (4.32%) A+ Certification
12 6 (4.32%) DBS Check
13 5 (3.60%) CISM
14 3 (2.16%) CCDE
14 3 (2.16%) CISA
14 3 (2.16%) ISSAP
15 1 (0.72%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.51%) PMO
2 8 (5.76%) GDPR
3 6 (4.32%) SLA
4 5 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.16%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (16.55%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.95%) Hyper-V
2 18 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.88%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.44%) XenApp
5 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (7.91%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.44%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.44%) Puppet
2 2 (1.44%) SCCM
2 2 (1.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.72%) RSA enVision
3 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (58.99%) Cisco
2 31 (22.30%) F5
3 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
3 28 (20.14%) VMware
4 23 (16.55%) Juniper
5 21 (15.11%) Riverbed
6 11 (7.91%) CheckPoint
7 10 (7.19%) Apple
7 10 (7.19%) Palo Alto
8 9 (6.47%) Blue Coat
9 8 (5.76%) Google
10 5 (3.60%) Citrix
11 4 (2.88%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.88%) Symantec
12 3 (2.16%) Infoblox
13 2 (1.44%) Dell
13 2 (1.44%) EqualLogic
13 2 (1.44%) Sage
13 2 (1.44%) Sophos
13 2 (1.44%) WatchGuard