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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 300 318 313
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 2 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.021% 0.076% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.45% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 15
Average salary £39,500 £42,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.05% -19.04%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
FWSM
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1332 2010 1846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.84% 17.00% 15.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1139 1686 1624
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

FWSM
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

FWSM Salary Trend in the City of London

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 20 (100.00%) Cisco
1 20 (100.00%) Firewall
2 19 (95.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 19 (95.00%) Juniper
3 18 (90.00%) F5
4 17 (85.00%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (85.00%) OSPF
4 17 (85.00%) BGP
4 17 (85.00%) LAN
5 16 (80.00%) Data Centre
6 10 (50.00%) WAN
7 9 (45.00%) ITIL
7 9 (45.00%) Finance
8 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
8 7 (35.00%) EIGRP
8 7 (35.00%) MPLS
9 6 (30.00%) VPN
9 6 (30.00%) Network Security
10 5 (25.00%) CCNP
10 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
10 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
10 5 (25.00%) Project Management
11 4 (20.00%) Legal
11 4 (20.00%) Validation
11 4 (20.00%) VMware
11 4 (20.00%) HP
11 4 (20.00%) IGRP
11 4 (20.00%) ATM
11 4 (20.00%) SMTP

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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.

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) Firewall
2 19 (95.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 17 (85.00%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (85.00%) LAN
3 17 (85.00%) OSPF
3 17 (85.00%) BGP
4 10 (50.00%) WAN
5 7 (35.00%) EIGRP
5 7 (35.00%) MPLS
6 6 (30.00%) VPN
6 6 (30.00%) Network Security
7 4 (20.00%) VLAN
7 4 (20.00%) IPsec
7 4 (20.00%) DNS
7 4 (20.00%) HTTPS
7 4 (20.00%) SMTP
7 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 4 (20.00%) FTP
7 4 (20.00%) HTTP
7 4 (20.00%) ATM
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Legal
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Support Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Network Support
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Validation
3 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (20.00%) Network Design
3 4 (20.00%) DoDAF
3 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 4 (20.00%) SABSA
4 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (15.00%) Content Management
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNP
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCNA
2 3 (15.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (95.00%) Juniper
3 18 (90.00%) F5
4 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
5 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (20.00%) VMware
6 4 (20.00%) HP