The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 33 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 89 95 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 6.73% 6.93% 7.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.36% 29.87% 35.16%
Number of salaries quoted 78 75 68
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £25,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,900 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Firewall
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
259 318 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 19.58% 23.21% 20.58%
Number of salaries quoted 229 247 192
Average salary £41,500 £38,400 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.07% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,400 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Firewall
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Wales

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Wales region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Wales

Firewall
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Wales region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -2 85 £37,500 - 1
North Wales +7 3 £30,750 -18.00%
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wales 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 86 (50.59%) VMware
2 85 (50.00%) Cisco
3 82 (48.24%) Windows
4 69 (40.59%) Windows Server
5 63 (37.06%) Active Directory
6 61 (35.88%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (34.71%) TCP/IP
7 59 (34.71%) LAN
8 57 (33.53%) DNS
9 55 (32.35%) WAN
10 49 (28.82%) Linux
11 44 (25.88%) VPN
12 42 (24.71%) ITIL
13 41 (24.12%) Microsoft
13 41 (24.12%) Juniper
14 36 (21.18%) DHCP
14 36 (21.18%) CCNA
15 35 (20.59%) MS Exchange
16 34 (20.00%) CCNP
16 34 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
17 33 (19.41%) Finance
18 31 (18.24%) Data Centre
19 30 (17.65%) Internet
19 30 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
20 28 (16.47%) F5
21 27 (15.88%) SolarWinds
21 27 (15.88%) CheckPoint
22 22 (12.94%) Unix
23 21 (12.35%) Wireless
23 21 (12.35%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wales 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 35 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (5.88%) Apache
4 6 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.76%) IIS
7 3 (1.76%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.06%) Office 365
2 10 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.76%) IaaS
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.18%) SaaS
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (34.71%) LAN
1 59 (34.71%) TCP/IP
2 57 (33.53%) DNS
3 55 (32.35%) WAN
4 44 (25.88%) VPN
5 36 (21.18%) DHCP
6 34 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (17.65%) Internet
8 21 (12.35%) SAN
8 21 (12.35%) Wireless
9 18 (10.59%) VoIP
10 17 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (8.82%) BGP
12 13 (7.65%) IPsec
12 13 (7.65%) NetScaler
13 12 (7.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 12 (7.06%) FTP
13 12 (7.06%) OSPF
14 11 (6.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.94%) MongoDB
1 5 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (1.76%) MySQL
2 3 (1.76%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.59%) SQLPlus
General
1 33 (19.41%) Finance
2 18 (10.59%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.71%) Banking
4 7 (4.12%) Advertising
5 6 (3.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.18%) Back Office
6 2 (1.18%) Law
6 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 65 (38.24%) Network Engineer
2 49 (28.82%) Support Engineer
3 25 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 24 (14.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 19 (11.18%) Network Support
6 17 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
7 16 (9.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 16 (9.41%) Server Engineer
8 15 (8.82%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 15 (8.82%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 15 (8.82%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 15 (8.82%) Administrator
8 15 (8.82%) Server Support
9 14 (8.24%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (8.24%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (5.88%) Senior IT Support
10 10 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
11 8 (4.71%) LAN Engineer
11 8 (4.71%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.94%) COM
2 2 (1.18%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.24%) Data Centre
2 20 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.00%) Clustering
3 17 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 12 (7.06%) Driving Licence
5 10 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 9 (5.29%) EqualLogic
7 8 (4.71%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (2.94%) PMI
9 3 (1.76%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.18%) Replication
11 1 (0.59%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.59%) CESG
11 1 (0.59%) Fintech
11 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.59%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 82 (48.24%) Windows
2 69 (40.59%) Windows Server
3 49 (28.82%) Linux
4 22 (12.94%) Unix
5 20 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (7.06%) VyOS
8 9 (5.29%) CatOS
8 9 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (5.29%) Solaris
8 9 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.71%) AIX
10 6 (3.53%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.18%) CentOS
12 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.71%) ITIL
2 21 (12.35%) Load Balancing
3 20 (11.76%) High Availability
4 13 (7.65%) Coaching
5 12 (7.06%) DDoS Mitigation
5 12 (7.06%) Network Management
6 11 (6.47%) Change Control
7 9 (5.29%) Problem Management
7 9 (5.29%) Service Management
8 8 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (4.71%) Time Management
8 8 (4.71%) WAN Optimisation
9 7 (4.12%) Change Management
9 7 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.53%) Performance Management
11 5 (2.94%) Information Security
11 5 (2.94%) Mentoring
11 5 (2.94%) Resource Management
12 4 (2.35%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.88%) SQL
2 6 (3.53%) Perl
2 6 (3.53%) Python
3 4 (2.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.59%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (35.88%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (21.18%) CCNA
3 34 (20.00%) CCNP
4 18 (10.59%) Degree
5 17 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (7.06%) CCSA
6 12 (7.06%) CCSE
7 8 (4.71%) SAP Certification
8 7 (4.12%) RHCE
9 6 (3.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (2.94%) MCSA
10 5 (2.94%) MCSE
10 5 (2.94%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.76%) CCIE
12 3 (1.76%) SCSA
12 3 (1.76%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.76%) Sun Certification
13 2 (1.18%) MCTS
13 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.00%) SLA
2 10 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.71%) ISO 9001
3 8 (4.71%) ISO22301
4 3 (1.76%) QA
5 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.59%) GPG13
6 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (37.06%) Active Directory
2 30 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.88%) vSphere
4 7 (4.12%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.94%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.76%) Snort
6 3 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.76%) XenApp
6 3 (1.76%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.76%) XenServer
7 2 (1.18%) iptables
7 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.18%) NFS
7 2 (1.18%) Squid
8 1 (0.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (4.71%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.35%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (2.35%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (2.35%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.18%) Nessus
3 2 (1.18%) WSUS
4 1 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 86 (50.59%) VMware
2 85 (50.00%) Cisco
3 41 (24.12%) Juniper
3 41 (24.12%) Microsoft
4 28 (16.47%) F5
5 27 (15.88%) CheckPoint
5 27 (15.88%) SolarWinds
6 20 (11.76%) Red Hat
7 14 (8.24%) HP
8 13 (7.65%) Brocade
9 12 (7.06%) Citrix
9 12 (7.06%) Vyatta
10 11 (6.47%) CA
11 9 (5.29%) Dell
12 8 (4.71%) Sage
12 8 (4.71%) SAP
13 6 (3.53%) Avaya
14 5 (2.94%) IBM
14 5 (2.94%) Veritas
15 4 (2.35%) Radware