The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 14 20 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +22
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 70 52 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.13% 9.11% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 51.85% 39.10% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 66 47 4
Average salary £33,250 £34,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.20% +5.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,600 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £57,500 £41,550
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.53%
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 Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
135 133 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.46% 23.29% 22.93%
Number of salaries quoted 126 116 69
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,250 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Firewall
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Cardiff

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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.

1 104 (73.76%) Cisco
2 67 (47.52%) Cisco Certification
3 65 (46.10%) VMware
4 61 (43.26%) Windows
5 47 (33.33%) CCNP
6 46 (32.62%) LAN
6 46 (32.62%) WAN
7 43 (30.50%) TCP/IP
8 42 (29.79%) CCNA
9 41 (29.08%) CheckPoint
10 40 (28.37%) Linux
11 36 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (22.70%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (22.70%) ITIL
13 31 (21.99%) Finance
14 30 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 28 (19.86%) MS Exchange
16 27 (19.15%) Cisco Nexus
17 26 (18.44%) Windows Server 2012
18 25 (17.73%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (17.73%) MPLS
18 25 (17.73%) Juniper
19 24 (17.02%) Internet
19 24 (17.02%) Microsoft
19 24 (17.02%) F5
19 24 (17.02%) SaaS
20 23 (16.31%) VPN
20 23 (16.31%) SLA
21 22 (15.60%) BGP
22 21 (14.89%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Application Platforms
1 28 (19.86%) MS Exchange
2 20 (14.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (5.67%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.96%) IIS
5 7 (4.96%) Apache
6 6 (4.26%) Lync
7 4 (2.84%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.71%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.02%) SaaS
2 18 (12.77%) Office 365
3 7 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (32.62%) LAN
1 46 (32.62%) WAN
2 43 (30.50%) TCP/IP
3 32 (22.70%) Cisco ASA
4 27 (19.15%) Cisco Nexus
5 25 (17.73%) MPLS
6 24 (17.02%) Internet
7 23 (16.31%) VPN
8 22 (15.60%) BGP
9 21 (14.89%) SAN
10 20 (14.18%) DNS
10 20 (14.18%) DHCP
10 20 (14.18%) VLAN
11 14 (9.93%) Wireless
12 13 (9.22%) HSRP
13 12 (8.51%) Network Security
14 11 (7.80%) tcpdump
15 10 (7.09%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (7.09%) OSPF
16 8 (5.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) MySQL
3 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.71%) OLAP
4 1 (0.71%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (21.99%) Finance
2 18 (12.77%) Welsh Language
3 10 (7.09%) Advertising
4 6 (4.26%) Retail
5 3 (2.13%) French Language
5 3 (2.13%) German Language
5 3 (2.13%) Italian Language
5 3 (2.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (29.08%) Network Engineer
2 23 (16.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (15.60%) Analyst
4 18 (12.77%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (7.80%) Security Analyst
6 9 (6.38%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Team Leader
7 7 (4.96%) Network Team Leader
8 6 (4.26%) Network Architect
8 6 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.26%) Project Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) Administrator
8 6 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) Architect
9 5 (3.55%) Network Consultant
9 5 (3.55%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (3.55%) Consultant
9 5 (3.55%) UNIX Administrator
9 5 (3.55%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.71%) XML
1 1 (0.71%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.55%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.13%) HACMP
3 3 (2.13%) Clustering
4 2 (1.42%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.71%) SCADA
5 1 (0.71%) iPhone
5 1 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 61 (43.26%) Windows
2 40 (28.37%) Linux
3 30 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (18.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (17.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.80%) UNIX
7 10 (7.09%) Debian
8 9 (6.38%) CentOS
9 7 (4.96%) AIX
10 6 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.42%) NetWare
12 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.70%) ITIL
2 19 (13.48%) Incident Management
3 18 (12.77%) Load Balancing
4 9 (6.38%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (6.38%) Service Delivery
4 9 (6.38%) Network Management
4 9 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (4.26%) Network Design
6 5 (3.55%) Change Management
6 5 (3.55%) Product Management
7 4 (2.84%) Time Management
7 4 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (2.84%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (2.84%) Project Management
8 3 (2.13%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (2.13%) Email Migration
9 2 (1.42%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.42%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.42%) Information Security
9 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.77%) Perl
2 15 (10.64%) Python
3 9 (6.38%) SQL
4 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.71%) PHP
4 1 (0.71%) AWK
4 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 67 (47.52%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (33.33%) CCNP
3 42 (29.79%) CCNA
4 10 (7.09%) CCIE
4 10 (7.09%) CCSE
4 10 (7.09%) JNCIS
5 8 (5.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.96%) CCDP
6 7 (4.96%) CCIP
7 6 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (4.26%) Degree
8 5 (3.55%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.55%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.84%) CISSP
9 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.13%) RHCE
10 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.13%) IBM AIX Certification
10 3 (2.13%) CEH
11 2 (1.42%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (13.48%) Active Directory
3 14 (9.93%) Terminal Services
4 9 (6.38%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.96%) Nmap
6 5 (3.55%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.13%) PowerHA
8 2 (1.42%) XenServer
9 1 (0.71%) vSphere
9 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (6.38%) Nessus
2 7 (4.96%) Nagios
3 6 (4.26%) Tivoli
4 5 (3.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (3.55%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.13%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 104 (73.76%) Cisco
2 65 (46.10%) VMware
3 41 (29.08%) CheckPoint
4 25 (17.73%) Juniper
5 24 (17.02%) Microsoft
5 24 (17.02%) F5
6 11 (7.80%) HP
7 10 (7.09%) Dell
7 10 (7.09%) Citrix
8 7 (4.96%) SolarWinds
9 6 (4.26%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.55%) NetApp
10 5 (3.55%) IBM
11 4 (2.84%) WatchGuard
11 4 (2.84%) SonicWALL
12 3 (2.13%) JBoss
12 3 (2.13%) Avaya
12 3 (2.13%) Veritas
13 2 (1.42%) Novell
13 2 (1.42%) Intel
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