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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 25 38
Rank change year-on-year -19 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 50 100 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.04% 7.62% 5.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.97% 37.17% 24.83%
Number of salaries quoted 43 86 64
Median salary £39,000 £30,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,375 £63,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% -  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 143 269 286
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 14.40% 20.49% 20.44%
Number of salaries quoted 359 540 718
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -7.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £24,750 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -19 37 £34,000 +12.39% 3
West Wales -7 12 £45,000 +57.89% 2
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 66 (56.41%) Cisco
2 63 (53.85%) Windows
3 53 (45.30%) VMware
4 47 (40.17%) Windows Server
5 38 (32.48%) Microsoft
5 38 (32.48%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (29.06%) Active Directory
6 34 (29.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 32 (27.35%) VPN
7 32 (27.35%) Linux
8 31 (26.50%) CCNA
9 29 (24.79%) LAN
10 27 (23.08%) WAN
11 26 (22.22%) ITIL
12 25 (21.37%) CCNP
12 25 (21.37%) DNS
12 25 (21.37%) Office 365
13 24 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (20.51%) CheckPoint
14 23 (19.66%) Network Security
15 22 (18.80%) Hyper-V
16 20 (17.09%) Load Balancing
16 20 (17.09%) F5
17 19 (16.24%) Wireless
17 19 (16.24%) TCP/IP
17 19 (16.24%) SLA
18 17 (14.53%) BGP
18 17 (14.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 16 (13.68%) Finance
20 15 (12.82%) Juniper

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 13 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.85%) Confluence
6 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.37%) Office 365
2 15 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.27%) PaaS
5 4 (3.42%) SaaS
6 3 (2.56%) IaaS
7 2 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.85%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 32 (27.35%) VPN
2 29 (24.79%) LAN
3 27 (23.08%) WAN
4 25 (21.37%) DNS
5 23 (19.66%) Network Security
6 19 (16.24%) TCP/IP
6 19 (16.24%) Wireless
7 17 (14.53%) BGP
8 14 (11.97%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (11.97%) MPLS
8 14 (11.97%) SAN
9 13 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (11.11%) DHCP
10 12 (10.26%) Internet
11 11 (9.40%) IPv6
11 11 (9.40%) OSPF
11 11 (9.40%) VoIP
12 10 (8.55%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (8.55%) HSRP
12 10 (8.55%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.42%) MySQL
4 2 (1.71%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) Ingres
5 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (1.71%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (13.68%) Finance
2 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.71%) Advertising
3 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 20 (17.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (11.11%) Analyst
4 10 (8.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Security Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Network Security Specialist
5 9 (7.69%) Network Specialist
5 9 (7.69%) Security Specialist
6 8 (6.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) IT Manager
8 5 (4.27%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Security Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.42%) Web Services
2 2 (1.71%) .NET
2 2 (1.71%) CSS
2 2 (1.71%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 11 (9.40%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.56%) Clustering
4 3 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.56%) Fintech
4 3 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (2.56%) Xbox
5 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.71%) CMDB
6 1 (0.85%) CESG
6 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.85%) IVR
6 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (53.85%) Windows
2 47 (40.17%) Windows Server
3 32 (27.35%) Linux
4 24 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.69%) Windows 10
8 8 (6.84%) Unix
8 8 (6.84%) Windows 7
9 7 (5.98%) CentOS
9 7 (5.98%) Ubuntu
10 6 (5.13%) Mac OS X
11 4 (3.42%) Debian
11 4 (3.42%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.71%) VMS
12 2 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.71%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.22%) ITIL
2 20 (17.09%) Load Balancing
3 15 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (11.97%) Information Security
5 13 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (11.11%) Migration
5 13 (11.11%) SIEM
6 12 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (8.55%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (6.84%) DDoS Mitigation
8 8 (6.84%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.98%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.98%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.98%) Incident Management
9 7 (5.98%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.98%) Open Source
10 6 (5.13%) High Availability
10 6 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (5.13%) Security Operations
10 6 (5.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.40%) Python
1 11 (9.40%) SQL
2 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.27%) Java
4 2 (1.71%) C#
4 2 (1.71%) VB
5 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (32.48%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (26.50%) CCNA
3 25 (21.37%) CCNP
4 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (7.69%) Degree
5 9 (7.69%) MCSE
6 8 (6.84%) MCP
7 7 (5.98%) CISSP
7 7 (5.98%) MCSA
8 5 (4.27%) CCDP
8 5 (4.27%) CCSA
8 5 (4.27%) JNCIA
8 5 (4.27%) JNCIS
9 4 (3.42%) DBS Check
9 4 (3.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.56%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
10 3 (2.56%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (1.71%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.24%) SLA
2 5 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.71%) GDPR
3 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (29.06%) Active Directory
1 34 (29.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (18.80%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.69%) Snort
4 7 (5.98%) pfSense
5 5 (4.27%) vSphere
6 3 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.71%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.71%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.85%) Docker
8 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.71%) Puppet
3 2 (1.71%) SCCM
3 2 (1.71%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.71%) WSUS
4 1 (0.85%) Ansible
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.85%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.85%) QRadar
4 1 (0.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 66 (56.41%) Cisco
2 53 (45.30%) VMware
3 38 (32.48%) Microsoft
4 24 (20.51%) CheckPoint
5 20 (17.09%) F5
6 15 (12.82%) Juniper
7 13 (11.11%) Dell
8 10 (8.55%) Red Hat
9 9 (7.69%) Citrix
9 9 (7.69%) McAfee
9 9 (7.69%) Oracle
9 9 (7.69%) Veeam
10 8 (6.84%) Avaya
11 7 (5.98%) Clearswift
11 7 (5.98%) ServiceNow
12 6 (5.13%) Apple
12 6 (5.13%) LogRhythm
13 5 (4.27%) CA
13 5 (4.27%) HP
13 5 (4.27%) Nortel
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Flexy hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Flintshire
Network ITR
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Circle It Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago