Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 49 34
Rank change year-on-year -21 -15 -11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 67 109 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.55% 4.65% 6.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.87% 30.53% 36.31%
Number of salaries quoted 65 92 159
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £27,150 £24,925 £19,250
90th Percentile £57,946 £48,750 £51,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 293 357 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.51% 15.23% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 235 282 420
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,250 £56,375
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Wales

Firewall
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Wales

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Wales over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Wales

Firewall
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Wales region over the 6 months to 18 February 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
South Wales -12 48 £40,000 +6.67% 18
West Wales +9 16 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North Wales -8 2 £38,750 +33.62% 1
Mid Wales -21 1 - -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 Wales region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 41 (61.19%) Cisco
2 30 (44.78%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (41.79%) LAN
4 26 (38.81%) WAN
4 26 (38.81%) VMware
5 25 (37.31%) Linux
6 24 (35.82%) CCNP
7 22 (32.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
9 20 (29.85%) Windows
10 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
10 19 (28.36%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (26.87%) Network Security
11 18 (26.87%) VPN
12 16 (23.88%) TCP/IP
13 15 (22.39%) SolarWinds
14 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (19.40%) Degree
14 13 (19.40%) SLA
14 13 (19.40%) CCNA
15 12 (17.91%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (16.42%) BGP
16 11 (16.42%) Information Security
16 11 (16.42%) Finance
17 10 (14.93%) Citrix
17 10 (14.93%) CheckPoint
17 10 (14.93%) Continuous Improvement
18 9 (13.43%) F5
18 9 (13.43%) SAN
18 9 (13.43%) DHCP

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (4.48%) Apache
1 3 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.48%) nginx
1 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.46%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (7.46%) Office 365
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.48%) SaaS
4 1 (1.49%) G Suite
4 1 (1.49%) IaaS
4 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (41.79%) LAN
2 26 (38.81%) WAN
3 19 (28.36%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (26.87%) Network Security
4 18 (26.87%) VPN
5 16 (23.88%) TCP/IP
6 12 (17.91%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (16.42%) BGP
8 9 (13.43%) DHCP
8 9 (13.43%) SAN
9 8 (11.94%) DNS
9 8 (11.94%) VLAN
10 7 (10.45%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (10.45%) Wireless
10 7 (10.45%) Wireshark
11 6 (8.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (8.96%) NetScaler
11 6 (8.96%) OSPF
11 6 (8.96%) VoIP
11 6 (8.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.49%) Ingres
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Advertising
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Network Engineer
2 13 (19.40%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Lead Network Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Administrator
6 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.97%) Information Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Information Security Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Security Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Architect
8 3 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Information Risk Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Information Security Risk Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Risk Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.97%) iSeries
4 3 (4.48%) AS400
4 3 (4.48%) Clustering
4 3 (4.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (4.48%) LPAR
5 2 (2.99%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.99%) PKI
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.49%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Linux
2 20 (29.85%) Windows
3 8 (11.94%) CentOS
3 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.96%) Debian
4 6 (8.96%) Ubuntu
5 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.97%) Unix
6 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.48%) CatOS
7 3 (4.48%) OS/400
7 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.99%) Solaris
8 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.49%) VyOS
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) Information Security
2 10 (14.93%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (13.43%) ITIL
4 8 (11.94%) Change Management
4 8 (11.94%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.94%) Network Management
5 7 (10.45%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.96%) Data Protection
6 6 (8.96%) Security Architecture
6 6 (8.96%) SIEM
7 5 (7.46%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (5.97%) Identity Management
8 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.97%) Security Management
9 3 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.48%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (4.48%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.48%) Service Management
9 3 (4.48%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) Shell Script
2 4 (5.97%) Java
2 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.48%) RPG
4 2 (2.99%) AWK
4 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.99%) Perl
4 2 (2.99%) Python
4 2 (2.99%) Ruby
5 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (44.78%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (35.82%) CCNP
3 13 (19.40%) CCNA
3 13 (19.40%) Degree
4 6 (8.96%) CISSP
4 6 (8.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (7.46%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (5.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (4.48%) CCENT
7 3 (4.48%) CISM
7 3 (4.48%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.99%) CCIE
8 2 (2.99%) CISA
8 2 (2.99%) CRISC
8 2 (2.99%) ISSAP
8 2 (2.99%) MCSE
8 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.49%) MCP
9 1 (1.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) SLA
2 5 (7.46%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.48%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (4.48%) ISO 31000
3 3 (4.48%) ISO 9001
3 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (2.99%) GDPR
5 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (32.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.48%) Snort
3 3 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.99%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) pfSense
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.49%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) Nagios
2 5 (7.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.48%) HAProxy
4 2 (2.99%) Graylog
4 2 (2.99%) logstash
4 2 (2.99%) Puppet
4 2 (2.99%) Salt
4 2 (2.99%) Terraform
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (61.19%) Cisco
2 26 (38.81%) VMware
3 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
4 15 (22.39%) SolarWinds
5 10 (14.93%) CheckPoint
5 10 (14.93%) Citrix
6 9 (13.43%) F5
7 7 (10.45%) Avaya
8 5 (7.46%) Dell
8 5 (7.46%) Juniper
8 5 (7.46%) Nortel
8 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.97%) IBM
9 4 (5.97%) Splunk
10 3 (4.48%) Clearswift
10 3 (4.48%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.48%) LogRhythm
10 3 (4.48%) McAfee
10 3 (4.48%) Oracle
10 3 (4.48%) ServiceNow