Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 45 44
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 -28
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 126 139 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.06% 5.27% 5.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.14% 30.89% 31.76%
Number of salaries quoted 105 124 126
Wales median annual salary £39,250 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £19,250
90th Percentile £53,250 £48,750 £52,500
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 392 450 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.86% 17.05% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 335 340 406
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +5.48%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £64,000 £55,750
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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +4 83 £38,000 +8.57% 3
West Wales +2 25 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Mid Wales +12 12 - -
North Wales +2 6 £27,500 -14.06%
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 87 (69.05%) Cisco
2 71 (56.35%) VMware
3 66 (52.38%) Windows
4 54 (42.86%) Linux
5 52 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 48 (38.10%) Active Directory
7 45 (35.71%) VPN
8 40 (31.75%) ITIL
8 40 (31.75%) Windows Server
9 38 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (26.19%) WAN
10 33 (26.19%) Network Security
11 31 (24.60%) LAN
11 31 (24.60%) Microsoft
11 31 (24.60%) CCNP
12 25 (19.84%) CheckPoint
12 25 (19.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (19.05%) SAN
13 24 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (17.46%) Citrix
14 22 (17.46%) F5
15 21 (16.67%) CCNA
15 21 (16.67%) DNS
15 21 (16.67%) VoIP
16 20 (15.87%) DHCP
16 20 (15.87%) Avaya
16 20 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (15.08%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (13.49%) TCP/IP
19 16 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement

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 6 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.38%) Apache
3 3 (2.38%) CMS
3 3 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.38%) nginx
3 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.59%) IIS
4 2 (1.59%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.94%) Office 365
3 6 (4.76%) G Suite
4 4 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.38%) PaaS
5 3 (2.38%) SaaS
6 2 (1.59%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (35.71%) VPN
2 33 (26.19%) Network Security
2 33 (26.19%) WAN
3 31 (24.60%) LAN
4 24 (19.05%) SAN
5 21 (16.67%) DNS
5 21 (16.67%) VoIP
6 20 (15.87%) DHCP
6 20 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
7 19 (15.08%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (13.49%) TCP/IP
9 14 (11.11%) BGP
9 14 (11.11%) VLAN
10 13 (10.32%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (9.52%) Wireless
12 11 (8.73%) WLAN
13 10 (7.94%) NetScaler
14 9 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (7.14%) iSCSI
14 9 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) MongoDB
1 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database
1 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) Couchbase
2 2 (1.59%) Ingres
2 2 (1.59%) MySQL
2 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 12 (9.52%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Advertising
2 5 (3.97%) Retail
3 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 23 (18.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (10.32%) Security Engineer
4 11 (8.73%) Analyst
5 10 (7.94%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (7.14%) IT Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Network Specialist
8 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 6 (4.76%) IT Technician
8 6 (4.76%) Lead Network Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Network Security Specialist
8 6 (4.76%) Security Specialist
8 6 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Team Leader
8 6 (4.76%) Telephony Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (3.97%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) .NET
1 2 (1.59%) AngularJS
1 2 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (1.59%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (1.59%) React
2 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (8.73%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.56%) CESG
2 7 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.17%) iSeries
5 3 (2.38%) AS400
5 3 (2.38%) Clustering
5 3 (2.38%) LPAR
5 3 (2.38%) Xbox
6 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.59%) PKI
7 1 (0.79%) CMDB
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.79%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 66 (52.38%) Windows
2 54 (42.86%) Linux
3 40 (31.75%) Windows Server
4 25 (19.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (9.52%) Unix
6 12 (9.52%) Windows 8
7 10 (7.94%) CentOS
8 9 (7.14%) Ubuntu
8 9 (7.14%) Windows 7
9 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.56%) Windows 10
10 6 (4.76%) Debian
10 6 (4.76%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (3.17%) Solaris
13 3 (2.38%) CatOS
13 3 (2.38%) OS/400
14 2 (1.59%) VMS
15 1 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.75%) ITIL
2 16 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (8.73%) Information Security
5 11 (8.73%) Performance Management
5 11 (8.73%) Service Management
5 11 (8.73%) SIEM
6 10 (7.94%) Load Balancing
6 10 (7.94%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (6.35%) Problem Management
8 7 (5.56%) Network Management
8 7 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (4.76%) Change Management
9 6 (4.76%) Incident Management
9 6 (4.76%) ITIL V2
9 6 (4.76%) Migration
9 6 (4.76%) Time Management
10 5 (3.97%) DevOps
10 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.97%) Java
2 5 (3.97%) Shell Script
2 5 (3.97%) SQL
3 4 (3.17%) C#
4 3 (2.38%) RPG
5 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) AWK
6 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.79%) C
6 1 (0.79%) Perl
6 1 (0.79%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (24.60%) CCNP
3 21 (16.67%) CCNA
4 13 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (8.73%) DBS Check
5 11 (8.73%) Degree
5 11 (8.73%) MCP
6 7 (5.56%) MCSA
7 6 (4.76%) A+ Certification
7 6 (4.76%) MCSE
8 5 (3.97%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (3.17%) CCDP
9 4 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (3.17%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.38%) Avaya Certification
10 3 (2.38%) CCENT
10 3 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.59%) CISSP
12 1 (0.79%) CISM
12 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.79%) GDPR
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 31000
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 52 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 14 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.56%) Snort
4 7 (5.56%) vSphere
5 6 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.17%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.38%) XenApp
7 3 (2.38%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.59%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (5.56%) FortiGate
3 5 (3.97%) Nagios
4 3 (2.38%) Puppet
5 2 (1.59%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.59%) WSUS
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.79%) Graylog
6 1 (0.79%) logstash
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.79%) Salt
6 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 87 (69.05%) Cisco
2 71 (56.35%) VMware
3 31 (24.60%) Microsoft
4 25 (19.84%) CheckPoint
5 22 (17.46%) Citrix
5 22 (17.46%) F5
6 20 (15.87%) Avaya
7 15 (11.90%) Red Hat
8 14 (11.11%) SolarWinds
9 9 (7.14%) Oracle
10 8 (6.35%) Dell
11 7 (5.56%) Juniper
12 6 (4.76%) Clearswift
12 6 (4.76%) Google
12 6 (4.76%) HP
12 6 (4.76%) Nortel
13 5 (3.97%) Palo Alto
14 4 (3.17%) LogRhythm
14 4 (3.17%) ServiceNow
14 4 (3.17%) Splunk