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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 587 605 585
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 35 29 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.062% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.37% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 45
Average salary £39,500 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.05% -22.72%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -16.66%
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
7010 7746 7191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 15.88% 16.69% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 5994 6399 6016
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +19 3 £39,500 -7.05%
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Cisco
2 116 (85.93%) Firewall
3 114 (84.44%) Cisco ASA
4 96 (71.11%) BGP
5 95 (70.37%) Cisco Certification
5 95 (70.37%) Cisco Nexus
6 89 (65.93%) CCNP
7 87 (64.44%) Juniper
8 80 (59.26%) OSPF
9 77 (57.04%) F5
10 75 (55.56%) CheckPoint
11 58 (42.96%) EIGRP
11 58 (42.96%) WAN
12 57 (42.22%) LAN
12 57 (42.22%) DNS
13 56 (41.48%) Data Centre
14 51 (37.78%) CCIE
15 45 (33.33%) Network Security
16 44 (32.59%) DHCP
17 43 (31.85%) Security Cleared
18 40 (29.63%) CCSA
19 37 (27.41%) JNCIP
19 37 (27.41%) SNMP
19 37 (27.41%) NetScreen
20 36 (26.67%) CCSE
21 30 (22.22%) CCNA
22 27 (20.00%) MPLS
23 26 (19.26%) VPN
23 26 (19.26%) Network Management
24 25 (18.52%) Network Design

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.22%) IIS
1 3 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (16.30%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 116 (85.93%) Firewall
2 114 (84.44%) Cisco ASA
3 96 (71.11%) BGP
4 95 (70.37%) Cisco Nexus
5 80 (59.26%) OSPF
6 58 (42.96%) EIGRP
6 58 (42.96%) WAN
7 57 (42.22%) LAN
7 57 (42.22%) DNS
8 45 (33.33%) Network Security
9 44 (32.59%) DHCP
10 37 (27.41%) SNMP
10 37 (27.41%) NetScreen
11 27 (20.00%) MPLS
12 26 (19.26%) VPN
13 20 (14.81%) BIG-IP
14 17 (12.59%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (11.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 16 (11.85%) NX-OS
16 14 (10.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 24 (17.78%) Banking
2 21 (15.56%) Finance
3 19 (14.07%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.70%) Legal
4 5 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (45.93%) Network Engineer
2 25 (18.52%) Firewall Engineer
3 24 (17.78%) Senior Firewall Engineer
4 19 (14.07%) Support Engineer
5 18 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 18 (13.33%) Network Support
6 14 (10.37%) Administrator
7 13 (9.63%) Network Administrator
8 12 (8.89%) Senior Network Administrator
9 11 (8.15%) Firewall Specialist
10 10 (7.41%) Consultant
10 10 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (7.41%) Project Engineer
10 10 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (7.41%) Network Consultant
11 6 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (4.44%) Security Engineer
12 5 (3.70%) Network Architect
12 5 (3.70%) Architect
12 5 (3.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 56 (41.48%) Data Centre
2 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.59%) Linux
2 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.26%) Network Management
2 25 (18.52%) Network Design
3 22 (16.30%) Project Management
3 22 (16.30%) ITIL
4 19 (14.07%) Load Balancing
5 9 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (6.67%) Content Management
6 8 (5.93%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (4.44%) WAN Optimisation
8 5 (3.70%) SABSA
8 5 (3.70%) TOGAF
8 5 (3.70%) Validation
8 5 (3.70%) DoDAF
8 5 (3.70%) Project Planning
9 4 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.96%) Service Management
9 4 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
11 1 (0.74%) Capacity Management
11 1 (0.74%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 95 (70.37%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (65.93%) CCNP
3 51 (37.78%) CCIE
4 43 (31.85%) Security Cleared
5 40 (29.63%) CCSA
6 37 (27.41%) JNCIP
7 36 (26.67%) CCSE
8 30 (22.22%) CCNA
9 17 (12.59%) SC Cleared
10 11 (8.15%) JNCIE
11 7 (5.19%) JNCIA
11 7 (5.19%) CCDP
12 5 (3.70%) CCSP
13 3 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.48%) CCVP
15 1 (0.74%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) SLA
1 5 (3.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (11.85%) Cacti
1 16 (11.85%) OpenNMS
1 16 (11.85%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.22%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.48%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 135 (100.00%) Cisco
2 87 (64.44%) Juniper
3 77 (57.04%) F5
4 75 (55.56%) CheckPoint
5 14 (10.37%) HP
6 9 (6.67%) VMware
7 7 (5.19%) Blue Coat
8 6 (4.44%) SonicWALL
8 6 (4.44%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.22%) Radware
9 3 (2.22%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.48%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.74%) Polycom
11 1 (0.74%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.74%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.74%) Remedy
11 1 (0.74%) Siemens