Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > Wales
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 40 42
Rank change year-on-year -22 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 85 124 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.12% 6.07% 5.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.15% 32.12% 32.01%
Number of salaries quoted 82 103 130
Wales median annual salary £43,750 £39,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.46% +12.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,975
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,500 £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 325 386 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.77% 18.89% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 269 331 343
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -26 58 £35,000 -7.89% 9
West Wales +9 17 £47,500 +5.56%
North Wales +7 9 £45,000 +63.64% 6
Mid Wales -11 1 £43,500 -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 41 (48.24%) Windows
2 38 (44.71%) VMware
3 31 (36.47%) Active Directory
4 30 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 30 (35.29%) WAN
5 28 (32.94%) LAN
5 28 (32.94%) Windows Server
6 27 (31.76%) Linux
6 27 (31.76%) Cisco
7 25 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (29.41%) Office 365
8 24 (28.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 22 (25.88%) Amazon AWS
9 22 (25.88%) SLA
9 22 (25.88%) VPN
10 21 (24.71%) DevOps
11 20 (23.53%) Wireshark
12 19 (22.35%) Windows 7
13 16 (18.82%) Hyper-V
14 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (17.65%) MS Exchange
15 14 (16.47%) DNS
16 13 (15.29%) Red Hat
16 13 (15.29%) DHCP
16 13 (15.29%) CentOS
17 12 (14.12%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (14.12%) Veeam
17 12 (14.12%) Network Security

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 15 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.06%) IIS
3 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.35%) Apache
4 2 (2.35%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.35%) nginx
4 2 (2.35%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.35%) SAS
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 25 (29.41%) Office 365
2 22 (25.88%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (9.41%) Stackdriver
4 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.35%) PaaS
6 1 (1.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (35.29%) WAN
2 28 (32.94%) LAN
3 22 (25.88%) VPN
4 20 (23.53%) Wireshark
5 14 (16.47%) DNS
6 13 (15.29%) DHCP
7 12 (14.12%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (14.12%) Network Security
7 12 (14.12%) SAN
8 10 (11.76%) WLAN
9 9 (10.59%) MPLS
9 9 (10.59%) Wireless
10 5 (5.88%) VLAN
10 5 (5.88%) VoIP
11 4 (4.71%) BGP
11 4 (4.71%) NetScaler
11 4 (4.71%) OSPF
12 3 (3.53%) NAS
12 3 (3.53%) RTP
12 3 (3.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) Big Data
2 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.35%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) CF BOSH
2 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Cloud Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) IT Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) IT Security Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Cloud Automation Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) Web Services
2 8 (9.41%) REST
3 4 (4.71%) Kafka
3 4 (4.71%) Spring
4 2 (2.35%) CGI
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Axis
5 1 (1.18%) CSS
5 1 (1.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Replication
2 11 (12.94%) Computer Science
3 8 (9.41%) Cloud Native
3 8 (9.41%) Data Centre
4 7 (8.24%) Management Information System
5 6 (7.06%) Clustering
5 6 (7.06%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (5.88%) Fintech
7 3 (3.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (3.53%) PKI
8 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.18%) CESG
9 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.18%) NHS
9 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (48.24%) Windows
2 28 (32.94%) Windows Server
3 27 (31.76%) Linux
4 19 (22.35%) Windows 7
5 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (15.29%) CentOS
7 10 (11.76%) Ubuntu
7 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (9.41%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.53%) SUSE
11 2 (2.35%) Debian
12 1 (1.18%) Android
12 1 (1.18%) CatOS
12 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (24.71%) DevOps
3 12 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (12.94%) Change Management
5 10 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
6 9 (10.59%) Load Balancing
7 8 (9.41%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (8.24%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.24%) SIEM
9 6 (7.06%) Break/Fix
9 6 (7.06%) Coaching
9 6 (7.06%) Configuration Management
9 6 (7.06%) ITIL
9 6 (7.06%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (5.88%) Information Security
10 5 (5.88%) Migration
10 5 (5.88%) Security Testing
10 5 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) Bash Shell
1 9 (10.59%) Python
1 9 (10.59%) SQL
2 8 (9.41%) Groovy
3 7 (8.24%) Java
4 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.18%) C
5 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (14.12%) Degree
3 11 (12.94%) CCNP
4 10 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (7.06%) CCNA
6 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.35%) CCIE
7 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.35%) JNCIE
7 2 (2.35%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.18%) CCDA
8 1 (1.18%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.18%) MCSA
8 1 (1.18%) MCSE
8 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (25.88%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (36.47%) Active Directory
2 25 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (18.82%) Hyper-V
4 10 (11.76%) Docker
5 7 (8.24%) Terminal Services
6 4 (4.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.35%) KVM
7 2 (2.35%) Xen
7 2 (2.35%) XenApp
7 2 (2.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) Ansible
1 11 (12.94%) Puppet
2 10 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.35%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.35%) HAProxy
3 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.35%) Salt
3 2 (2.35%) SCCM
3 2 (2.35%) SCOM
3 2 (2.35%) Terraform
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 38 (44.71%) VMware
2 30 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 27 (31.76%) Cisco
4 13 (15.29%) Red Hat
5 12 (14.12%) Veeam
6 9 (10.59%) SolarWinds
7 8 (9.41%) Google
7 8 (9.41%) Splunk
8 6 (7.06%) F5
9 5 (5.88%) CheckPoint
9 5 (5.88%) Citrix
10 4 (4.71%) Clearswift
10 4 (4.71%) SonicWALL
11 3 (3.53%) Avaya
11 3 (3.53%) Draytek
11 3 (3.53%) Juniper
11 3 (3.53%) LogRhythm
11 3 (3.53%) McAfee
11 3 (3.53%) NetApp
11 3 (3.53%) ServiceNow