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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 139 127 131
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 2 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.085% 0.53% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 1.76% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 6
Average salary £51,250 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.58% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £40,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.80%
FWSM
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
702 682 740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.67% 30.32% 37.47%
Number of salaries quoted 390 484 572
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

FWSM
Salary Trend in Reading

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

FWSM Salary Trend in Reading

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) tcpdump
2 4 (80.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (60.00%) Nortel Alteon
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) Nortel
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) NetScout
4 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) snoop
5 1 (20.00%) Line Management
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) Egenera
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) tcpdump
2 4 (80.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (60.00%) Nortel Alteon
4 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) snoop
5 1 (20.00%) OSPF
5 1 (20.00%) BGP
5 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Web Development
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (60.00%) Nortel
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) NetScout
4 1 (20.00%) Egenera
4 1 (20.00%) Foundry
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Sun
4 1 (20.00%) HP