Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 71 48
Rank change year-on-year +25 -23 +31
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 105 104 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.38% 3.60% 5.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.31% 22.96% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 94 83 119
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £22,450 £30,200 £25,400
90th Percentile £54,000 £66,250 £65,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% -8.24% +6.25%

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 306 453 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.68% 15.69% 18.53%
Number of salaries quoted 234 344 389
Cheshire median annual salary £38,000 £42,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +14.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,500 £23,848 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £66,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +1.32%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +28 39 £48,750 +21.88% 7
Knutsford +25 25 £32,500 -13.33%
Northwich - 15 £38,000 -
Winsford - 5 £45,000 -
Middlewich - 5 £21,000 -
Crewe -8 4 £25,000 -33.33%
Wilmslow +16 3 £45,500 +33.82% 1
Chester -4 1 £50,000 +81.82% 2
Nantwich - 1 £42,500 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 67 (63.81%) Cisco
2 62 (59.05%) Active Directory
3 61 (58.10%) Windows
4 55 (52.38%) Windows Server
5 54 (51.43%) DNS
6 49 (46.67%) VMware
7 43 (40.95%) Microsoft
8 40 (38.10%) DHCP
9 36 (34.29%) Linux
10 35 (33.33%) TCP/IP
11 33 (31.43%) VLAN
12 32 (30.48%) Cisco Certification
13 31 (29.52%) CCNP
13 31 (29.52%) VMware ESXi
14 28 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 27 (25.71%) Meraki
16 25 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
17 24 (22.86%) WAN
18 23 (21.90%) Network Security
19 22 (20.95%) Amazon AWS
19 22 (20.95%) LAN
19 22 (20.95%) SQL
19 22 (20.95%) Wireless
19 22 (20.95%) Project Delivery
20 21 (20.00%) Office 365
20 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
21 20 (19.05%) Windows 7
21 20 (19.05%) Change Control
22 18 (17.14%) vSphere
23 17 (16.19%) SAN

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 13 (12.38%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.43%) WebSphere
3 11 (10.48%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.76%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.95%) IIS
6 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (20.95%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (20.00%) Office 365
4 12 (11.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.95%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 54 (51.43%) DNS
2 40 (38.10%) DHCP
3 35 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 33 (31.43%) VLAN
5 24 (22.86%) WAN
6 23 (21.90%) Network Security
7 22 (20.95%) LAN
7 22 (20.95%) Wireless
8 17 (16.19%) SAN
9 16 (15.24%) VoIP
10 15 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (12.38%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 11 (10.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 10 (9.52%) VPN
15 3 (2.86%) Extranet
15 3 (2.86%) Internet
15 3 (2.86%) VSAN
16 2 (1.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (4.76%) MS Access
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (13.33%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Banking
3 7 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (27.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (25.71%) Network Engineer
3 18 (17.14%) IT Engineer
4 17 (16.19%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (15.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 15 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (12.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (11.43%) Network Systems Engineer
8 12 (11.43%) Server Engineer
8 12 (11.43%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (10.48%) IT Technician
9 11 (10.48%) Support Engineer
9 11 (10.48%) Technical Engineer
10 10 (9.52%) ICT Engineer
10 10 (9.52%) IT Support
11 9 (8.57%) Network Specialist
12 8 (7.62%) Engineering Specialist
12 8 (7.62%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (7.62%) Linux Systems Engineer
13 7 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.90%) SAML
1 2 (1.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (12.38%) EMC VNX
2 8 (7.62%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.90%) Cybercrime
4 2 (1.90%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.95%) Life Science
5 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) Replication
5 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (58.10%) Windows
2 55 (52.38%) Windows Server
3 36 (34.29%) Linux
4 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 15 (14.29%) CentOS
6 15 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 13 (12.38%) Ubuntu
8 12 (11.43%) Mac OS X
9 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.90%) Unix
11 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (20.95%) Project Delivery
3 20 (19.05%) Change Control
4 15 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 15 (14.29%) Migration
5 14 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (12.38%) ITIL
7 12 (11.43%) Artificial Intelligence
7 12 (11.43%) Data Protection
7 12 (11.43%) Data Science
7 12 (11.43%) Load Balancing
7 12 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (11.43%) Software Engineering
7 12 (11.43%) Task Automation
8 9 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (6.67%) Change Management
9 7 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (6.67%) Project Management
10 6 (5.71%) Project Planning
10 6 (5.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.95%) SQL
2 14 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 12 (11.43%) Bash Shell
3 12 (11.43%) Python
4 1 (0.95%) Java
4 1 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (30.48%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (29.52%) CCNP
3 14 (13.33%) Degree
4 13 (12.38%) MCSA
4 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (11.43%) RHCA
6 11 (10.48%) CCIE
7 10 (9.52%) CCNA
8 4 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.86%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (2.86%) CEH
9 3 (2.86%) HND
10 2 (1.90%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.95%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.95%) MCSE
11 1 (0.95%) NCDA
11 1 (0.95%) NCIE
11 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) SLA
2 5 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.81%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 62 (59.05%) Active Directory
2 31 (29.52%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (17.14%) vSphere
4 14 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (11.43%) pfSense
6 4 (3.81%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.90%) XenApp
8 1 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.95%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) Ansible
1 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (10.48%) FortiGate
3 9 (8.57%) SCCM
4 2 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (63.81%) Cisco
2 49 (46.67%) VMware
3 43 (40.95%) Microsoft
4 27 (25.71%) Meraki
5 15 (14.29%) EMC
6 14 (13.33%) Juniper
6 14 (13.33%) Palo Alto
7 13 (12.38%) Dell
7 13 (12.38%) HP
8 12 (11.43%) Aruba
8 12 (11.43%) CommVault
8 12 (11.43%) F5
8 12 (11.43%) IBM
8 12 (11.43%) Red Hat
8 12 (11.43%) WatchGuard
9 9 (8.57%) Blue Coat
9 9 (8.57%) Symantec
10 8 (7.62%) NetApp
11 5 (4.76%) Lotus
11 5 (4.76%) Oracle