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 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 125 132 116
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 13 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.58% 0.36% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 1.20% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 8
Average salary £67,500 £52,500 £49,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% +5.52%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
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
599 748 686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 26.79% 29.93% 30.11%
Number of salaries quoted 416 419 509
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 September 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 21 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
1 21 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 21 (100.00%) Firewall
1 21 (100.00%) F5
1 21 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 20 (95.24%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (95.24%) OSPF
2 20 (95.24%) BGP
2 20 (95.24%) DNS
3 17 (80.95%) VPN
3 17 (80.95%) IPv4
3 17 (80.95%) IPv6
3 17 (80.95%) Perl
3 17 (80.95%) CSS
3 17 (80.95%) ITIL
3 17 (80.95%) LAN
3 17 (80.95%) TACACS
3 17 (80.95%) Check Point Certification
3 17 (80.95%) Juniper
3 17 (80.95%) MPLS
3 17 (80.95%) VMware
3 17 (80.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 17 (80.95%) Unicast
3 17 (80.95%) Data Centre
3 17 (80.95%) Network Management
3 17 (80.95%) Junos
3 17 (80.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (80.95%) VLAN
3 17 (80.95%) VPLS

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 21 (100.00%) Firewall
1 21 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 20 (95.24%) OSPF
2 20 (95.24%) BGP
2 20 (95.24%) DNS
3 17 (80.95%) VPN
3 17 (80.95%) LAN
3 17 (80.95%) TACACS
3 17 (80.95%) IPv4
3 17 (80.95%) IPv6
3 17 (80.95%) MPLS
3 17 (80.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 17 (80.95%) Unicast
3 17 (80.95%) VLAN
3 17 (80.95%) VPLS
3 17 (80.95%) Cisco IOS
3 17 (80.95%) Junos
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (19.05%) Network Security
General
1 15 (71.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 13 (61.90%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Security Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Network Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Lead Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (80.95%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) ITIL
1 17 (80.95%) Load Balancing
1 17 (80.95%) Network Management
2 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (95.24%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (80.95%) Check Point Certification
3 15 (71.43%) CCNP
4 13 (61.90%) CCNA
5 12 (57.14%) Degree
6 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) CISSP
7 3 (14.29%) CCSA
7 3 (14.29%) CCSE
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (19.05%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
1 21 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 21 (100.00%) F5
2 17 (80.95%) VMware
2 17 (80.95%) Juniper
3 4 (19.05%) Blue Coat