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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 28 29 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 91 72 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 6.72% 6.91% 3.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.93% 33.33% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 70 64 33
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,650 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,150 £55,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
304 216 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 22.44% 20.73% 19.24%
Number of salaries quoted 240 192 196
Average salary £38,400 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,400 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 78 £37,500 -6.25% 14
West Wales - 10 £30,000 -
North Wales -1 3 £51,000 +85.45%
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 159 (80.30%) Cisco
2 100 (50.51%) Cisco Certification
3 75 (37.88%) CheckPoint
4 73 (36.87%) Windows
5 67 (33.84%) CCNP
6 66 (33.33%) Juniper
7 62 (31.31%) WAN
8 61 (30.81%) LAN
9 59 (29.80%) CCNA
10 55 (27.78%) VMware
11 47 (23.74%) Security Cleared
12 46 (23.23%) Cisco ASA
13 45 (22.73%) SC Cleared
13 45 (22.73%) ITIL
14 40 (20.20%) Microsoft
15 38 (19.19%) VPN
16 37 (18.69%) MS Exchange
17 35 (17.68%) VMware Infrastructure
18 34 (17.17%) TCP/IP
19 33 (16.67%) Active Directory
19 33 (16.67%) Linux
20 30 (15.15%) HP
20 30 (15.15%) F5
21 28 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
21 28 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
22 27 (13.64%) SLA
23 26 (13.13%) Wireless
23 26 (13.13%) Finance
23 26 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
24 25 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2013

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 37 (18.69%) MS Exchange
2 25 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (5.56%) Apache
4 11 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (5.05%) IIS
6 5 (2.53%) Lync
7 4 (2.02%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.02%) Commerce Server
7 4 (2.02%) CMS
8 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.51%) SAS
9 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.60%) Office 365
2 14 (7.07%) SaaS
3 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (31.31%) WAN
2 61 (30.81%) LAN
3 46 (23.23%) Cisco ASA
4 38 (19.19%) VPN
5 34 (17.17%) TCP/IP
6 26 (13.13%) Wireless
7 24 (12.12%) Internet
8 22 (11.11%) SAN
9 21 (10.61%) DNS
9 21 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (10.10%) Network Security
11 19 (9.60%) VLAN
12 18 (9.09%) SNMP
13 16 (8.08%) Cisco PIX
14 15 (7.58%) DHCP
15 14 (7.07%) Nortel Alteon
15 14 (7.07%) MPLS
16 13 (6.57%) OSPF
16 13 (6.57%) BGP
17 10 (5.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.52%) MySQL
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.51%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (13.13%) Finance
2 25 (12.63%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.55%) Welsh Language
4 4 (2.02%) Advertising
5 2 (1.01%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (42.42%) Network Engineer
2 27 (13.64%) Senior Network Engineer
3 22 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (10.61%) Analyst
5 20 (10.10%) Security Engineer
6 14 (7.07%) Architect
6 14 (7.07%) Network Security Engineer
6 14 (7.07%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.06%) Network Architect
7 12 (6.06%) Project Engineer
8 11 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
9 9 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.55%) Administrator
10 7 (3.54%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) Senior Architect
11 6 (3.03%) Linux Support Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) AIX Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.03%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.54%) .NET
2 4 (2.02%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.58%) e-Health
2 8 (4.04%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (4.04%) EqualLogic
3 6 (3.03%) HACMP
3 6 (3.03%) Clustering
3 6 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.02%) Performance Metrics
5 4 (2.02%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.51%) SCADA
7 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.51%) Derivative
7 1 (0.51%) Statistics
7 1 (0.51%) iPad
7 1 (0.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 73 (36.87%) Windows
2 33 (16.67%) Linux
3 28 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.55%) UNIX
5 9 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.54%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (3.03%) AIX
8 5 (2.53%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.53%) CentOS
9 4 (2.02%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.52%) Debian
11 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.01%) Android
11 2 (1.01%) Solaris
11 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.73%) ITIL
2 17 (8.59%) Network Design
3 16 (8.08%) Incident Management
3 16 (8.08%) Load Balancing
3 16 (8.08%) Network Management
4 14 (7.07%) Service Delivery
5 13 (6.57%) Change Control
6 10 (5.05%) Project Management
7 9 (4.55%) Time Management
8 8 (4.04%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.54%) Security Architecture
10 5 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.53%) Product Management
11 4 (2.02%) Protective Monitoring
11 4 (2.02%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (2.02%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (2.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (1.52%) Penetration Testing
12 3 (1.52%) Network Architecture
12 3 (1.52%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.05%) SQL
2 9 (4.55%) Perl
3 8 (4.04%) Python
4 5 (2.53%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.02%) PHP
6 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.51%) AWK
7 1 (0.51%) Ruby
7 1 (0.51%) C#
7 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (50.51%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (33.84%) CCNP
3 59 (29.80%) CCNA
4 47 (23.74%) Security Cleared
5 45 (22.73%) SC Cleared
6 20 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (6.06%) MCITP
7 12 (6.06%) Degree
8 10 (5.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (4.55%) CCSP
10 8 (4.04%) MCSE
10 8 (4.04%) CCIE
11 7 (3.54%) MCP
11 7 (3.54%) VCP5
12 6 (3.03%) IBM AIX Certification
12 6 (3.03%) RHCE
13 5 (2.53%) JNCIS
13 5 (2.53%) CISSP
14 4 (2.02%) CCDA
14 4 (2.02%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.64%) SLA
2 8 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.02%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 35 (17.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 13 (6.57%) Hyper-V
3 13 (6.57%) Terminal Services
4 7 (3.54%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.03%) PowerHA
6 5 (2.53%) XenServer
7 3 (1.52%) Nmap
7 3 (1.52%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.01%) Firmware
8 2 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.51%) Samba
9 1 (0.51%) Xen
9 1 (0.51%) Squid
9 1 (0.51%) NFS
9 1 (0.51%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (7.58%) CA Spectrum
2 6 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.53%) Nessus
4 3 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.52%) Nagios
4 3 (1.52%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.51%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.51%) OpenView
5 1 (0.51%) Puppet
5 1 (0.51%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 159 (80.30%) Cisco
2 75 (37.88%) CheckPoint
3 66 (33.33%) Juniper
4 55 (27.78%) VMware
5 40 (20.20%) Microsoft
6 30 (15.15%) HP
6 30 (15.15%) F5
7 20 (10.10%) McAfee
8 18 (9.09%) Citrix
9 16 (8.08%) Blue Coat
9 16 (8.08%) Nokia
10 15 (7.58%) Dell
10 15 (7.58%) CA
10 15 (7.58%) Avaya
11 14 (7.07%) Nortel
11 14 (7.07%) Radware
12 11 (5.56%) ProCurve
13 10 (5.05%) Veritas
14 9 (4.55%) Red Hat
15 8 (4.04%) IBM
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