The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 600 568 556
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -12
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 31 52 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.068% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.71% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 17 50 73
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +23.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,745 £32,700
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £66,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
FWSM
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7592 7341 9090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.77% 16.21% 18.64%
Number of salaries quoted 6303 6252 7631
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in London

FWSM
Salary Trend in London

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

FWSM Salary Trend in London

FWSM
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing FWSM across the London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

FWSM Salary Histogram in London

FWSM
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Uxbridge - 2 - -
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 56 (100.00%) Cisco
2 55 (98.21%) Firewall
3 47 (83.93%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (69.64%) WAN
4 39 (69.64%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (66.07%) CCNP
6 34 (60.71%) VPN
7 31 (55.36%) LAN
8 29 (51.79%) CheckPoint
9 24 (42.86%) Network Security
10 22 (39.29%) OSPF
10 22 (39.29%) BGP
10 22 (39.29%) TCP/IP
11 21 (37.50%) Cisco PIX
12 20 (35.71%) F5
13 19 (33.93%) WLAN
13 19 (33.93%) CCNA
14 18 (32.14%) CCIE
15 17 (30.36%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (30.36%) Load Balancing
16 15 (26.79%) MPLS
17 14 (25.00%) EIGRP
17 14 (25.00%) Linux
17 14 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
18 13 (23.21%) Network Management
19 12 (21.43%) Management Information System
19 12 (21.43%) Telecoms
20 11 (19.64%) BIG-IP
20 11 (19.64%) Juniper
21 10 (17.86%) Project Management

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 8 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 55 (98.21%) Firewall
2 47 (83.93%) Cisco ASA
3 39 (69.64%) WAN
4 34 (60.71%) VPN
5 31 (55.36%) LAN
6 24 (42.86%) Network Security
7 22 (39.29%) OSPF
7 22 (39.29%) BGP
7 22 (39.29%) TCP/IP
8 21 (37.50%) Cisco PIX
9 19 (33.93%) WLAN
10 17 (30.36%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (26.79%) MPLS
12 14 (25.00%) EIGRP
13 11 (19.64%) BIG-IP
14 9 (16.07%) NetScreen
15 8 (14.29%) VPLS
15 8 (14.29%) VLAN
16 7 (12.50%) IPsec
16 7 (12.50%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) JIRA
General
1 12 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Games
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Network Team Leader
2 10 (17.86%) Team Leader
3 8 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Network Support
5 6 (10.71%) Network Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Network Administrator
6 5 (8.93%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco Support
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Project Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Mac OS X
2 3 (5.36%) UNIX
3 2 (3.57%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Load Balancing
2 14 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 13 (23.21%) Network Management
4 10 (17.86%) Project Management
4 10 (17.86%) Line Management
5 9 (16.07%) ITIL
6 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.14%) Information Security
7 4 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.36%) Network Architecture
8 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.36%) Network Design
9 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
10 1 (1.79%) Infrastructure Management
10 1 (1.79%) Release Management
10 1 (1.79%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 39 (69.64%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (66.07%) CCNP
3 19 (33.93%) CCNA
4 18 (32.14%) CCIE
5 7 (12.50%) CISSP
6 6 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (8.93%) CCSP
8 4 (7.14%) CCDP
8 4 (7.14%) CCSA
8 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
9 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
9 3 (5.36%) CCSE
9 3 (5.36%) JNCIP
9 3 (5.36%) JNCIE
9 3 (5.36%) CCVP
9 3 (5.36%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (3.57%) CCIP
10 2 (3.57%) Degree
11 1 (1.79%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.79%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (3.57%) SLA
3 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.57%) pfSense
3 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) RANCID
1 9 (16.07%) HP SiteScope
1 9 (16.07%) Cacti
2 8 (14.29%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (5.36%) OpenView
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (51.79%) CheckPoint
3 20 (35.71%) F5
4 11 (19.64%) Juniper
5 10 (17.86%) SolarWinds
6 9 (16.07%) Fortinet
7 5 (8.93%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.14%) Symantec
8 4 (7.14%) Trend Micro
9 3 (5.36%) Foundry
9 3 (5.36%) VMware
9 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.57%) BMC
10 2 (3.57%) Siemens
10 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.57%) Avaya
10 2 (3.57%) Citrix
10 2 (3.57%) HP
10 2 (3.57%) Dell
10 2 (3.57%) Remedy
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