The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bridgend region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 6 23 5
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 11 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 22.45% 3.73% 18.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 73.33% 62.50% 58.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 7
Average salary £37,500 £55,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -
Firewall
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bridgend region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bridgend
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
15 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 30.61% 5.97% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 12
Average salary £36,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.15% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £40,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £38,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Bridgend region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

Firewall
Salary Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Bridgend region.

Firewall Salary Trend in Bridgend

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bridgend region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) Juniper
2 12 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 11 (78.57%) CCNP
3 11 (78.57%) McAfee
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (78.57%) Blue Coat
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (64.29%) F5
4 9 (64.29%) Network Design
5 8 (57.14%) Windows
5 8 (57.14%) Linux
6 7 (50.00%) MS Office
6 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
6 7 (50.00%) LAN
6 7 (50.00%) WAN
6 7 (50.00%) RIP
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (50.00%) OSPF
6 7 (50.00%) BGP
6 7 (50.00%) Websense
6 7 (50.00%) CCSE
6 7 (50.00%) SonicWALL
6 7 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
6 7 (50.00%) JNCIS
6 7 (50.00%) Lumension
6 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (50.00%) Aruba

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bridgend region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
2 7 (50.00%) RIP
2 7 (50.00%) OSPF
2 7 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (28.57%) VoIP
4 3 (21.43%) Wireless
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (50.00%) Escalation Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Network Design
2 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 4 (28.57%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.14%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (78.57%) CCNP
2 7 (50.00%) CCSE
2 7 (50.00%) JNCIS
3 4 (28.57%) CCSP
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) GIAC
5 1 (7.14%) GCIA
5 1 (7.14%) GCFW
5 1 (7.14%) GCWN
5 1 (7.14%) CISSP
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) Juniper
2 12 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 11 (78.57%) McAfee
3 11 (78.57%) Blue Coat
4 9 (64.29%) F5
5 7 (50.00%) Lumension
5 7 (50.00%) Aruba
5 7 (50.00%) SonicWALL
5 7 (50.00%) Websense
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) ProCurve
7 1 (7.14%) Trend Micro
7 1 (7.14%) Sourcefire
7 1 (7.14%) IBM