Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 49 52
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 -20
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 74 95 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.84% 4.89% 4.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.26% 28.27% 29.87%
Number of salaries quoted 63 83 100
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,295 £26,250 £26,425
90th Percentile £66,250 £54,750 £51,375
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 305 336 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.84% 17.31% 15.59%
Number of salaries quoted 250 276 292
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,875 £25,750 £22,525
90th Percentile £64,550 £54,375 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -16 44 £45,000 +12.50% 13
North Wales +20 19 £45,000 +63.64% 6
West Wales -9 8 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Mid Wales +20 1 £43,500 -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 32 (43.24%) Microsoft
1 32 (43.24%) VMware
2 30 (40.54%) Windows
2 30 (40.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (39.19%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (37.84%) VPN
5 21 (28.38%) Active Directory
6 20 (27.03%) Linux
7 19 (25.68%) Windows Server
8 17 (22.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 17 (22.97%) WAN
8 17 (22.97%) Cisco
8 17 (22.97%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (20.27%) Fintech
9 15 (20.27%) SIEM
9 15 (20.27%) Office 365
9 15 (20.27%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (20.27%) Information Security
10 14 (18.92%) LAN
10 14 (18.92%) Project Planning
11 13 (17.57%) Security Testing
11 13 (17.57%) Asset Management
11 13 (17.57%) DHCP
11 13 (17.57%) SLA
11 13 (17.57%) DNS
11 13 (17.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 12 (16.22%) DevOps
12 12 (16.22%) CentOS
13 11 (14.86%) Web Services

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 10 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.46%) IIS
3 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.05%) Apache
5 2 (2.70%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.70%) nginx
5 2 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.35%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 30 (40.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (39.19%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (20.27%) Office 365
4 6 (8.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (8.11%) Stackdriver
5 4 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.70%) PaaS
7 1 (1.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.35%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.84%) VPN
2 17 (22.97%) WAN
3 14 (18.92%) LAN
4 13 (17.57%) DHCP
4 13 (17.57%) DNS
5 10 (13.51%) MPLS
5 10 (13.51%) Wireshark
6 8 (10.81%) Network Security
6 8 (10.81%) SAN
7 7 (9.46%) VLAN
8 4 (5.41%) NAS
8 4 (5.41%) VoIP
9 3 (4.05%) NetScaler
9 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.05%) Wireless
9 3 (4.05%) WLAN
10 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.70%) IPsec
10 2 (2.70%) OSPF
10 2 (2.70%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) Big Data
2 4 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.70%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (2.70%) MariaDB
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) CF BOSH
2 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (21.62%) IT Engineer
2 13 (17.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (17.57%) IT Security Engineer
2 13 (17.57%) Security Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Network Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Administrator
8 4 (5.41%) Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 4 (5.41%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
8 4 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.41%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.05%) IT Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Lead DevOps
9 3 (4.05%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) Web Services
2 6 (8.11%) REST
3 4 (5.41%) Kafka
3 4 (5.41%) Spring
4 2 (2.70%) CGI
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Axis
5 1 (1.35%) CSS
5 1 (1.35%) HTML
5 1 (1.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Fintech
2 8 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.46%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.46%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (8.11%) Cloud Native
4 6 (8.11%) Replication
5 4 (5.41%) Clustering
6 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.35%) CESG
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.35%) LIMS
7 1 (1.35%) PKI
7 1 (1.35%) Social Media
7 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.54%) Windows
2 20 (27.03%) Linux
3 19 (25.68%) Windows Server
4 12 (16.22%) CentOS
5 10 (13.51%) Ubuntu
5 10 (13.51%) Windows 7
5 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (10.81%) Windows 10
6 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.70%) Debian
9 2 (2.70%) SUSE
10 1 (1.35%) Android
10 1 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) Cybersecurity
1 17 (22.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (20.27%) Information Security
2 15 (20.27%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (20.27%) SIEM
3 14 (18.92%) Project Planning
4 13 (17.57%) Asset Management
4 13 (17.57%) Security Testing
4 13 (17.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 12 (16.22%) DevOps
6 9 (12.16%) Coaching
7 8 (10.81%) ITIL
7 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
8 7 (9.46%) Change Management
8 7 (9.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.11%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 6 (8.11%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) Java
2 9 (12.16%) Python
3 8 (10.81%) SQL
4 7 (9.46%) Bash Shell
5 6 (8.11%) Groovy
6 3 (4.05%) Perl
7 2 (2.70%) PHP
7 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.35%) C
8 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (6.76%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
1 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.41%) Degree
3 3 (4.05%) CCNA
3 3 (4.05%) CCNP
4 2 (2.70%) CCIE
4 2 (2.70%) JNCIE
4 2 (2.70%) JNCIP
4 2 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.35%) MCSA
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.70%) QA
4 1 (1.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (28.38%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.11%) Docker
5 4 (5.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.70%) vSphere
8 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.35%) XenApp
8 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) Ansible
2 7 (9.46%) Puppet
3 6 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.70%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) SCCM
5 1 (1.35%) SCOM
5 1 (1.35%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (43.24%) Microsoft
1 32 (43.24%) VMware
2 17 (22.97%) Cisco
3 10 (13.51%) Red Hat
4 7 (9.46%) Google
5 6 (8.11%) CheckPoint
5 6 (8.11%) Splunk
5 6 (8.11%) Veeam
6 5 (6.76%) NetApp
7 3 (4.05%) Citrix
7 3 (4.05%) Clearswift
7 3 (4.05%) F5
8 2 (2.70%) Avaya
8 2 (2.70%) Dell
8 2 (2.70%) HP
8 2 (2.70%) Juniper
8 2 (2.70%) Nortel
8 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.70%) SonicWALL