Period
to 16 November 2018

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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 46 69
Rank change year-on-year -33 +23 -8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 82 146 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.17% 4.82% 3.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.98% 28.19% 22.04%
Number of salaries quoted 72 123 76
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -17.65%
10th Percentile £26,450 £25,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £39,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -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 432 518 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.69% 17.09% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 339 383 288
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +30.77% -18.75%
10th Percentile £21,450 £20,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £56,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018. 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 -27 21 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Crewe +10 16 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Knutsford +15 12 £42,500 -22.73%
Macclesfield - 8 £62,500 -
Widnes - 6 £27,000 -
Runcorn +8 1 £72,500 +163.64% 3
Chester +3 1 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 32 (39.02%) Cisco
2 25 (30.49%) WAN
3 22 (26.83%) VPN
3 22 (26.83%) MPLS
4 21 (25.61%) Windows
5 20 (24.39%) LAN
5 20 (24.39%) Active Directory
6 19 (23.17%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (23.17%) BGP
6 19 (23.17%) TCP/IP
7 18 (21.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (21.95%) OSPF
7 18 (21.95%) CCNP
7 18 (21.95%) ITIL
7 18 (21.95%) F5
7 18 (21.95%) Office 365
8 17 (20.73%) Network Security
9 16 (19.51%) Linux
9 16 (19.51%) Information Security
9 16 (19.51%) Data Centre
10 15 (18.29%) Service Delivery
10 15 (18.29%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (17.07%) Wireless
11 14 (17.07%) Windows Server
11 14 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (15.85%) SIEM
13 12 (14.63%) Hyper-V
13 12 (14.63%) CheckPoint
13 12 (14.63%) Microsoft

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 7 (8.54%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.66%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.95%) Office 365
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.49%) WAN
2 22 (26.83%) MPLS
2 22 (26.83%) VPN
3 20 (24.39%) LAN
4 19 (23.17%) BGP
4 19 (23.17%) TCP/IP
5 18 (21.95%) OSPF
6 17 (20.73%) Network Security
7 14 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (17.07%) Wireless
8 11 (13.41%) RIP
8 11 (13.41%) SSL
9 10 (12.20%) Ethernet
9 10 (12.20%) IPsec
10 9 (10.98%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (10.98%) DNS
10 9 (10.98%) EIGRP
10 9 (10.98%) VoIP
11 7 (8.54%) Cisco PIX
11 7 (8.54%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) MySQL
3 2 (2.44%) Big Data
General
1 8 (9.76%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.22%) Games
3 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Law
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (35.37%) Network Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (10.98%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (9.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Consultant
4 8 (9.76%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.76%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (8.54%) IT Consultant
5 7 (8.54%) IT Manager
5 7 (8.54%) IT Project Manager
5 7 (8.54%) IT Security Consultant
5 7 (8.54%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Security Consultant
5 7 (8.54%) Senior IT Consultant
5 7 (8.54%) Senior IT Security Consultant
5 7 (8.54%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Senior Security Consultant
5 7 (8.54%) SIEM Consultant
6 6 (7.32%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) HTML
2 1 (1.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.22%) CSS
2 1 (1.22%) Middleware
2 1 (1.22%) OAuth
2 1 (1.22%) OpenID
2 1 (1.22%) REST
2 1 (1.22%) SAML
2 1 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.76%) PKI
3 7 (8.54%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (8.54%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (6.10%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.44%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.22%) Life Science
6 1 (1.22%) NHS
6 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.22%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.61%) Windows
2 16 (19.51%) Linux
3 14 (17.07%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.10%) CentOS
4 5 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.88%) Android
5 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.66%) Unix
7 2 (2.44%) AIX
7 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.22%) SUSE
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) Disaster Recovery
1 18 (21.95%) ITIL
2 16 (19.51%) Information Security
3 15 (18.29%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (18.29%) Service Delivery
4 14 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (15.85%) SIEM
6 11 (13.41%) Change Management
7 10 (12.20%) Process Improvement
7 10 (12.20%) Time Management
8 9 (10.98%) Business Continuity
9 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2
9 8 (9.76%) Project Management
10 7 (8.54%) Data Loss Prevention
10 7 (8.54%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (8.54%) Security Operations
10 7 (8.54%) Threat Management
10 7 (8.54%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (7.32%) Break/Fix
11 6 (7.32%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) SQL
2 4 (4.88%) Python
3 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.66%) Perl
3 3 (3.66%) Ruby
3 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.22%) C
4 1 (1.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (23.17%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (21.95%) CCNP
3 10 (12.20%) CCNA
4 6 (7.32%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.66%) Degree
6 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) CCIE
7 1 (1.22%) CISSP
7 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.10%) GDPR
3 4 (4.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.44%) SLA
5 1 (1.22%) COBIT
5 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 20 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.63%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.10%) pfSense
5 3 (3.66%) Corosync
5 3 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.66%) vSphere
6 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) QRadar
2 5 (6.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (6.10%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (6.10%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.66%) HAProxy
3 3 (3.66%) Icinga
3 3 (3.66%) Nagios
3 3 (3.66%) Opsview
3 3 (3.66%) Pacemaker
4 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (39.02%) Cisco
2 18 (21.95%) F5
3 12 (14.63%) CheckPoint
3 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.63%) VMware
4 7 (8.54%) Qualys
4 7 (8.54%) Riverbed
4 7 (8.54%) Splunk
5 5 (6.10%) Meraki
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.88%) Remedy
7 3 (3.66%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.44%) Infoblox
8 2 (2.44%) JD Edwards
8 2 (2.44%) McAfee
8 2 (2.44%) Oracle
9 1 (1.22%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.22%) BT
9 1 (1.22%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.22%) Google