Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 35 30
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 94 130 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.91% 6.13% 7.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.28% 38.12% 37.14%
Number of salaries quoted 92 111 170
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +19.05% -10.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £48,750 £48,750
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 321 341 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.75% 16.09% 19.44%
Number of salaries quoted 262 303 415
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £22,050 £22,500 £22,600
90th Percentile £59,762 £52,500 £60,750
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -7 68 £30,000 -14.29% 13
West Wales +14 25 £42,500 -5.56% 1
North Wales -4 1 - - 1
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 55 (58.51%) Windows
2 43 (45.74%) Microsoft
2 43 (45.74%) Active Directory
2 43 (45.74%) VMware
3 38 (40.43%) Cisco
3 38 (40.43%) Office 365
3 38 (40.43%) Windows Server
4 36 (38.30%) Linux
5 35 (37.23%) LAN
5 35 (37.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 30 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (30.85%) MS Exchange
8 27 (28.72%) WAN
8 27 (28.72%) Microsoft Office
9 26 (27.66%) Windows 7
10 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (22.34%) DevOps
12 20 (21.28%) Hyper-V
12 20 (21.28%) SLA
13 18 (19.15%) DNS
14 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (17.02%) Degree
15 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (15.96%) VPN
16 15 (15.96%) SAN
16 15 (15.96%) Wireshark
17 14 (14.89%) Load Balancing

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 29 (30.85%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.19%) IIS
4 3 (3.19%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.13%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.06%) Apache
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (28.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 38 (40.43%) Office 365
2 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (5.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (4.26%) Stackdriver
6 2 (2.13%) PaaS
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.06%) G Suite
7 1 (1.06%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.06%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 35 (37.23%) LAN
2 27 (28.72%) WAN
3 18 (19.15%) DNS
4 15 (15.96%) SAN
4 15 (15.96%) VPN
4 15 (15.96%) Wireshark
5 13 (13.83%) Wireless
6 12 (12.77%) ADSL
6 12 (12.77%) DHCP
6 12 (12.77%) Network Security
7 11 (11.70%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (11.70%) WLAN
8 8 (8.51%) VLAN
9 7 (7.45%) BGP
9 7 (7.45%) MPLS
9 7 (7.45%) OSPF
10 6 (6.38%) RIP
10 6 (6.38%) TCP/IP
10 6 (6.38%) VoIP
11 5 (5.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) Big Data
3 2 (2.13%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.06%) MySQL
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) CF BOSH
2 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.06%) Maven
3 1 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 4 (4.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (30.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (20.21%) Support Engineer
3 14 (14.89%) Network Engineer
4 11 (11.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Desktop Support
5 9 (9.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) IT Support
7 7 (7.45%) Architect
7 7 (7.45%) IT Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Administrator
8 6 (6.38%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.32%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) Web Services
2 4 (4.26%) Kafka
2 4 (4.26%) REST
2 4 (4.26%) Spring
3 1 (1.06%) Apache Axis
3 1 (1.06%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Computer Science
2 11 (11.70%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.57%) Replication
4 7 (7.45%) PKI
5 6 (6.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (4.26%) Cloud Native
8 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (3.19%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (2.13%) Clustering
9 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
10 1 (1.06%) CESG
10 1 (1.06%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (58.51%) Windows
2 38 (40.43%) Windows Server
3 36 (38.30%) Linux
4 26 (27.66%) Windows 7
5 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (10.64%) CentOS
8 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (7.45%) Windows 10
10 5 (5.32%) Mac OS X
10 5 (5.32%) Ubuntu
10 5 (5.32%) Unix
11 4 (4.26%) Android
12 3 (3.19%) SUSE
13 1 (1.06%) CatOS
13 1 (1.06%) Solaris
13 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (22.34%) DevOps
3 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (14.89%) Customer Engagement
4 14 (14.89%) Load Balancing
4 14 (14.89%) Service Delivery
5 12 (12.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (12.77%) E-Commerce
6 9 (9.57%) Change Management
7 8 (8.51%) Break/Fix
7 8 (8.51%) Configuration Management
8 7 (7.45%) High Availability
9 6 (6.38%) SIEM
10 5 (5.32%) ITIL
10 5 (5.32%) Migration
10 5 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (5.32%) Project Management
11 4 (4.26%) Data Management
11 4 (4.26%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.64%) SQL
2 6 (6.38%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.38%) Python
3 5 (5.32%) Bash Shell
3 5 (5.32%) Java
4 4 (4.26%) Groovy
5 2 (2.13%) Perl
5 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.06%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 16 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (17.02%) Degree
2 11 (11.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (10.64%) CCNP
4 8 (8.51%) CCNA
5 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.19%) CISA
6 3 (3.19%) Master's Degree
7 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.06%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.06%) CCDA
8 1 (1.06%) CEH
8 1 (1.06%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.06%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.06%) MCSA
8 1 (1.06%) MCSE
8 1 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.06%) OSCP
8 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.28%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (45.74%) Active Directory
2 30 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (21.28%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.51%) Docker
4 8 (8.51%) Terminal Services
5 4 (4.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.26%) VMware Server
5 4 (4.26%) vSphere
6 3 (3.19%) KVM
6 3 (3.19%) Xen
7 1 (1.06%) iptables
7 1 (1.06%) pfSense
7 1 (1.06%) Postfix
7 1 (1.06%) Snort
7 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.06%) XenApp
7 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) Ansible
2 7 (7.45%) Puppet
3 6 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.32%) SCCM
4 5 (5.32%) SCOM
5 4 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (4.26%) QRadar
5 4 (4.26%) Salt
5 4 (4.26%) Terraform
6 3 (3.19%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.19%) HAProxy
6 3 (3.19%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (45.74%) Microsoft
1 43 (45.74%) VMware
2 38 (40.43%) Cisco
3 14 (14.89%) Juniper
4 12 (12.77%) CheckPoint
4 12 (12.77%) LogRhythm
4 12 (12.77%) McAfee
4 12 (12.77%) Red Hat
4 12 (12.77%) ServiceNow
4 12 (12.77%) Veeam
5 10 (10.64%) F5
6 9 (9.57%) Avaya
6 9 (9.57%) Nortel
7 8 (8.51%) Clearswift
7 8 (8.51%) SolarWinds
7 8 (8.51%) Splunk
8 7 (7.45%) Palo Alto
9 5 (5.32%) Google
10 4 (4.26%) Apple
10 4 (4.26%) Sophos