Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 43 29
Rank change year-on-year -25 -14 0
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 69 117 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.80% 5.61% 7.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.14% 36.22% 38.51%
Number of salaries quoted 66 107 174
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -8.85%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,200 £21,000
90th Percentile £53,375 £48,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 264 323 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.54% 15.49% 18.63%
Number of salaries quoted 208 279 431
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £51,500 £62,500
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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -20 42 £32,500 -7.14% 17
West Wales +9 25 £40,210 -10.65% 4
North Wales -1 2 £50,000 +72.41% 1
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 37 (53.62%) Windows
2 36 (52.17%) Cisco
3 31 (44.93%) VMware
4 30 (43.48%) Linux
5 29 (42.03%) Microsoft
6 26 (37.68%) Active Directory
6 26 (37.68%) Office 365
7 25 (36.23%) LAN
8 24 (34.78%) Windows Server
9 22 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (30.43%) MS Exchange
11 20 (28.99%) Microsoft Office
12 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (21.74%) DNS
14 14 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (20.29%) WAN
14 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (18.84%) Windows 7
15 13 (18.84%) ADSL
15 13 (18.84%) Juniper
15 13 (18.84%) SLA
16 12 (17.39%) VPN
16 12 (17.39%) DHCP
16 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
16 12 (17.39%) F5
16 12 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (17.39%) Load Balancing
17 11 (15.94%) VLAN
17 11 (15.94%) ServiceNow
17 11 (15.94%) E-Commerce

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 21 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (28.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (37.68%) Office 365
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.90%) SaaS
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.45%) G Suite
5 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.23%) LAN
2 15 (21.74%) DNS
3 14 (20.29%) WAN
4 13 (18.84%) ADSL
5 12 (17.39%) DHCP
5 12 (17.39%) VPN
6 11 (15.94%) VLAN
7 10 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (14.49%) SAN
7 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
8 9 (13.04%) Wireless
9 8 (11.59%) Network Security
10 6 (8.70%) BGP
10 6 (8.70%) OSPF
10 6 (8.70%) RIP
10 6 (8.70%) VoIP
11 5 (7.25%) MPLS
11 5 (7.25%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (7.25%) Wireshark
12 3 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.45%) Maven
2 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (24.64%) Support Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) Network Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) Desktop Support
4 10 (14.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Administrator
5 8 (11.59%) IT Support
5 8 (11.59%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.70%) Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) IT Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (7.25%) PKI
4 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.35%) Replication
4 3 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.90%) Clustering
6 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (53.62%) Windows
2 30 (43.48%) Linux
3 24 (34.78%) Windows Server
4 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (18.84%) Windows 7
6 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (10.14%) CentOS
8 5 (7.25%) Unix
9 4 (5.80%) Android
9 4 (5.80%) Mac OS X
9 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.45%) CatOS
12 1 (1.45%) Debian
12 1 (1.45%) Solaris
12 1 (1.45%) SUSE
12 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (17.39%) Load Balancing
3 11 (15.94%) E-Commerce
3 11 (15.94%) Service Delivery
4 9 (13.04%) Customer Engagement
5 8 (11.59%) Change Management
5 8 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (11.59%) SIEM
6 6 (8.70%) DevOps
6 6 (8.70%) High Availability
6 6 (8.70%) Information Security
6 6 (8.70%) ITIL
6 6 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 5 (7.25%) Migration
7 5 (7.25%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.80%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (5.80%) Project Management
8 4 (5.80%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) Perl
2 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.80%) Python
2 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.90%) Ruby
4 1 (1.45%) AWK
4 1 (1.45%) C-shell
4 1 (1.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (13.04%) CCNA
2 9 (13.04%) Degree
3 8 (11.59%) CCNP
4 5 (7.25%) CISA
4 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.80%) CISSP
5 4 (5.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.90%) CCIE
6 2 (2.90%) CISM
6 2 (2.90%) CRISC
6 2 (2.90%) ISSAP
6 2 (2.90%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.90%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.45%) CEH
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.45%) OSCP
7 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.84%) SLA
2 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.90%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.90%) ISO 31000
3 2 (2.90%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (1.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 26 (37.68%) Active Directory
2 22 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (14.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.80%) Snort
4 4 (5.80%) VMware Server
4 4 (5.80%) vSphere
5 2 (2.90%) Docker
5 2 (2.90%) pfSense
6 1 (1.45%) iptables
6 1 (1.45%) KVM
6 1 (1.45%) Postfix
6 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.45%) Xen
6 1 (1.45%) XenApp
6 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) SCCM
1 5 (7.25%) SCOM
2 4 (5.80%) HAProxy
2 4 (5.80%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.80%) QRadar
2 4 (5.80%) Salt
2 4 (5.80%) Terraform
3 3 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.35%) Puppet
4 2 (2.90%) Ansible
4 2 (2.90%) Graylog
4 2 (2.90%) logstash
4 2 (2.90%) Nagios
5 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (52.17%) Cisco
2 31 (44.93%) VMware
3 29 (42.03%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.84%) Juniper
5 12 (17.39%) F5
6 11 (15.94%) CheckPoint
6 11 (15.94%) LogRhythm
6 11 (15.94%) McAfee
6 11 (15.94%) ServiceNow
7 9 (13.04%) Avaya
7 9 (13.04%) Nortel
8 7 (10.14%) Clearswift
8 7 (10.14%) Palo Alto
9 6 (8.70%) Red Hat
9 6 (8.70%) Splunk
10 5 (7.25%) Sophos
11 4 (5.80%) Apple
11 4 (5.80%) HP
11 4 (5.80%) Veeam
12 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds