The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 126 - 133
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 6 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.30% - 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% - 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 1
Average salary £60,000 - £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -25.00%
FWSM
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
415 338 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.46% 16.98% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 380 281 284
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing FWSM across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

FWSM
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FWSM across the Birmingham region.

FWSM Salary Trend in Birmingham

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing FWSM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited FWSM.

1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
2 15 (93.75%) VPN
2 15 (93.75%) OSPF
2 15 (93.75%) BGP
3 14 (87.50%) CSS
3 14 (87.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
4 10 (62.50%) CheckPoint
5 8 (50.00%) FortiGate
5 8 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (18.75%) CCIE
8 2 (12.50%) LAN
8 2 (12.50%) WAN
8 2 (12.50%) CCSE
8 2 (12.50%) Network Security
9 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
9 1 (6.25%) F5
9 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
9 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
9 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
9 1 (6.25%) Network Design
9 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire
9 1 (6.25%) Banking
9 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 1 (6.25%) Wireless
9 1 (6.25%) Telecoms

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing FWSM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited FWSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
2 15 (93.75%) OSPF
2 15 (93.75%) BGP
2 15 (93.75%) VPN
3 14 (87.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (12.50%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) LAN
6 2 (12.50%) WAN
7 1 (6.25%) DHCP
7 1 (6.25%) DNS
7 1 (6.25%) SSL
7 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.25%) Wireless
7 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 8 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Network Consultant
2 7 (43.75%) Consultant
3 6 (37.50%) Network Architect
3 6 (37.50%) Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Sales Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL
1 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
1 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
1 1 (6.25%) Migration
1 1 (6.25%) Network Design
1 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCIE
3 2 (12.50%) CCSE
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire
3 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper