Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 61 40
Rank change year-on-year +8 -21 -12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 71 83 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.02% 4.31% 5.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.56% 28.23% 37.31%
Number of salaries quoted 61 81 108
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +20.97%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £23,600
90th Percentile £47,500 £51,750 £47,875
UK median annual salary £46,809 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.45% +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 225 294 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.73% 15.26% 15.39%
Number of salaries quoted 187 240 288
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% +2.80%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £45,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.15% +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 16 July 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 16 July 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 43 £40,000 +33.33% 21
West Wales +7 15 £30,000 -29.41% 1
North Wales +13 13 £37,250 - 3
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 35 (49.30%) Windows
2 31 (43.66%) Cisco
2 31 (43.66%) Active Directory
2 31 (43.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (38.03%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (35.21%) VPN
5 22 (30.99%) VMware
6 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
7 20 (28.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (28.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (26.76%) DNS
9 18 (25.35%) Windows Server
10 17 (23.94%) Network Security
11 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (22.54%) WAN
11 16 (22.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 15 (21.13%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (21.13%) LAN
12 15 (21.13%) Linux
13 14 (19.72%) Business Continuity
13 14 (19.72%) Data Protection
14 13 (18.31%) Predictive Analytics
14 13 (18.31%) Analytics
14 13 (18.31%) Data Analysis
14 13 (18.31%) Data Security
14 13 (18.31%) Automotive
14 13 (18.31%) DNA
14 13 (18.31%) Innovative Thinking
15 11 (15.49%) Palo Alto
15 11 (15.49%) 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 9 (12.68%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.63%) Apache
2 4 (5.63%) IIS
3 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (43.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (38.03%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (15.49%) Office 365
4 4 (5.63%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.82%) IaaS
5 2 (2.82%) PaaS
6 1 (1.41%) GitHub
6 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (35.21%) VPN
2 19 (26.76%) DNS
3 17 (23.94%) Network Security
4 16 (22.54%) WAN
5 15 (21.13%) LAN
6 11 (15.49%) DHCP
6 11 (15.49%) SAN
7 10 (14.08%) IP Telephony
8 8 (11.27%) WLAN
9 6 (8.45%) MPLS
9 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
9 6 (8.45%) Wireless
10 5 (7.04%) Ethernet
10 5 (7.04%) VoIP
10 5 (7.04%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (5.63%) FTP
11 4 (5.63%) SSH
11 4 (5.63%) SSL
11 4 (5.63%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) MySQL
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.41%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (18.31%) Automotive
2 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Financial Institution
2 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Administrator
2 13 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (18.31%) IT Administrator
2 13 (18.31%) Network Administrator
3 11 (15.49%) IT Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) Network Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) IT Security Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Security Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (5.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Consultant
7 3 (4.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) LAMP
2 1 (1.41%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.45%) Clustering
3 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.23%) Replication
5 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.82%) Wiki
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.41%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.41%) PKI
6 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (49.30%) Windows
2 18 (25.35%) Windows Server
3 15 (21.13%) Linux
4 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.63%) Unix
7 3 (4.23%) CentOS
8 2 (2.82%) SUSE
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.41%) Debian
9 1 (1.41%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (21.13%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (19.72%) Business Continuity
4 14 (19.72%) Data Protection
5 13 (18.31%) Analytics
5 13 (18.31%) Data Analysis
5 13 (18.31%) Data Security
5 13 (18.31%) DNA
5 13 (18.31%) Innovative Thinking
5 13 (18.31%) Predictive Analytics
6 11 (15.49%) ITIL
7 9 (12.68%) SIEM
7 9 (12.68%) Telematics
8 8 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (11.27%) Fintech
8 8 (11.27%) Information Security
9 7 (9.86%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (9.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) PHP
1 4 (5.63%) SQL
2 2 (2.82%) Java
2 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.82%) Python
3 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.41%) C
3 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) CCNP
1 6 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.04%) CCNA
2 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
2 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) CCDP
3 4 (5.63%) RHCE
4 2 (2.82%) MCSA
5 1 (1.41%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.41%) CISA
5 1 (1.41%) CISM
5 1 (1.41%) CISSP
5 1 (1.41%) GCIH
5 1 (1.41%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (43.66%) Active Directory
2 20 (28.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.45%) vSphere
5 4 (5.63%) Postfix
5 4 (5.63%) qmail
5 4 (5.63%) Sendmail
6 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.23%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.82%) KVM
7 2 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.41%) Docker
8 1 (1.41%) vCloud
8 1 (1.41%) Xen
8 1 (1.41%) XenApp
8 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Ansible
2 2 (2.82%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.82%) Terraform
3 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.41%) Nessus
3 1 (1.41%) Nmap
3 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.41%) Puppet
3 1 (1.41%) Salt
3 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.41%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.41%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 31 (43.66%) Cisco
2 22 (30.99%) VMware
3 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
4 11 (15.49%) Palo Alto
4 11 (15.49%) Red Hat
5 8 (11.27%) F5
6 6 (8.45%) CheckPoint
6 6 (8.45%) HP
7 5 (7.04%) Blue Coat
8 4 (5.63%) Avaya
8 4 (5.63%) Dell
8 4 (5.63%) Draytek
9 3 (4.23%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.23%) Veeam
10 2 (2.82%) Sophos
11 1 (1.41%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.41%) Google
11 1 (1.41%) Juniper
11 1 (1.41%) Kaspersky
11 1 (1.41%) NetApp