The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 791 861 738
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -123
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 101 68 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.058% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.33% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 64 40 98
Average salary £53,750 £42,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.47% -19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £30,800 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,250
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -25.00%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FWSM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FWSM within the UK.

FWSM Salary Trend in the UK

FWSM
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing FWSM over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

FWSM Salary Histogram in the UK

FWSM
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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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
England +60 101 £53,750 +26.47% 5
London +65 62 £42,000 -1.17% 3
South East +23 30 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Berkshire +18 19 £67,500 +12.50% 1
Reading +17 15 £67,500 +12.50% 1
City of London +27 10 £39,500 -7.05%
Surrey +20 6 £50,000 +122.22% 1
Birmingham - 6 £60,000 -
West Midlands - 6 £60,000 -
Reigate +17 4 £50,000 +122.22% 1
Hampshire - 4 £48,000 -
Yorkshire -16 3 £52,500 -
Leeds -5 2 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire -11 2 £55,000 -
Andover - 2 £48,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £60,000 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £47,500 -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 281 (100.00%) Cisco
2 241 (85.77%) Firewall
3 218 (77.58%) Cisco ASA
4 196 (69.75%) Cisco Certification
5 184 (65.48%) BGP
6 179 (63.70%) CCNP
7 167 (59.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 161 (57.30%) F5
9 154 (54.80%) CheckPoint
10 143 (50.89%) OSPF
11 141 (50.18%) Juniper
12 115 (40.93%) LAN
13 105 (37.37%) WAN
14 103 (36.65%) EIGRP
15 100 (35.59%) DNS
16 94 (33.45%) VPN
16 94 (33.45%) ITIL
17 91 (32.38%) Data Centre
18 86 (30.60%) Network Security
19 81 (28.83%) CCNA
20 78 (27.76%) CCIE
21 74 (26.33%) Security Cleared
22 69 (24.56%) Load Balancing
23 62 (22.06%) MPLS
24 57 (20.28%) CCSA
24 57 (20.28%) SNMP
25 55 (19.57%) DHCP
26 52 (18.51%) Cisco PIX
27 50 (17.79%) VMware
28 49 (17.44%) Cisco IOS

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 4 (1.42%) IIS
2 3 (1.07%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.36%) Apache
Applications
1 26 (9.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 241 (85.77%) Firewall
2 218 (77.58%) Cisco ASA
3 184 (65.48%) BGP
4 167 (59.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 143 (50.89%) OSPF
6 115 (40.93%) LAN
7 105 (37.37%) WAN
8 103 (36.65%) EIGRP
9 100 (35.59%) DNS
10 94 (33.45%) VPN
11 86 (30.60%) Network Security
12 62 (22.06%) MPLS
13 57 (20.28%) SNMP
14 55 (19.57%) DHCP
15 52 (18.51%) Cisco PIX
16 49 (17.44%) Cisco IOS
17 48 (17.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 48 (17.08%) NetScreen
18 32 (11.39%) BIG-IP
19 29 (10.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (5.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (13.17%) Telecoms
2 36 (12.81%) Finance
3 32 (11.39%) Banking
4 11 (3.91%) Retail
5 9 (3.20%) Legal
6 5 (1.78%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.42%) Electronics
8 2 (0.71%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 157 (55.87%) Network Engineer
2 40 (14.23%) Senior Network Engineer
3 38 (13.52%) Network Support
4 37 (13.17%) Architect
5 36 (12.81%) Firewall Engineer
6 34 (12.10%) Network Architect
7 29 (10.32%) Senior Firewall Engineer
7 29 (10.32%) Support Engineer
8 27 (9.61%) Network Support Engineer
9 25 (8.90%) Security Engineer
10 24 (8.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 24 (8.54%) Cisco Engineer
11 22 (7.83%) Network Security Engineer
12 18 (6.41%) Firewall Specialist
13 17 (6.05%) Network Consultant
13 17 (6.05%) Consultant
14 14 (4.98%) Administrator
15 13 (4.63%) Network Administrator
16 12 (4.27%) Cisco Support
16 12 (4.27%) Senior Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.03%) CSS
2 13 (4.63%) RESTful
3 11 (3.91%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 91 (32.38%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.63%) Public Cloud
3 5 (1.78%) CMDB
4 4 (1.42%) IPTV
4 4 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.71%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.19%) Linux
2 8 (2.85%) UNIX
3 6 (2.14%) Windows
4 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (33.45%) ITIL
2 69 (24.56%) Load Balancing
3 41 (14.59%) Network Management
4 36 (12.81%) Network Design
5 26 (9.25%) Project Management
6 22 (7.83%) TOGAF
6 22 (7.83%) Kalman Filter
7 21 (7.47%) Root Cause Analysis
8 20 (7.12%) Service Management
9 19 (6.76%) Capacity Management
10 18 (6.41%) ITIL V3
11 16 (5.69%) Security Patching
11 16 (5.69%) Content Management
11 16 (5.69%) Incident Management
12 15 (5.34%) E-Commerce
13 13 (4.63%) Network Architecture
14 11 (3.91%) Network Monitoring
15 10 (3.56%) Validation
16 9 (3.20%) Project Planning
16 9 (3.20%) DoDAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.63%) Perl
2 1 (0.36%) C
Qualifications
1 196 (69.75%) Cisco Certification
2 179 (63.70%) CCNP
3 81 (28.83%) CCNA
4 78 (27.76%) CCIE
5 74 (26.33%) Security Cleared
6 57 (20.28%) CCSA
7 49 (17.44%) CCSE
8 48 (17.08%) JNCIP
9 24 (8.54%) SC Cleared
10 18 (6.41%) DV Cleared
10 18 (6.41%) Check Point Certification
11 17 (6.05%) CCDP
12 16 (5.69%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (5.34%) JNCIA
14 14 (4.98%) Degree
15 11 (3.91%) JNCIE
16 7 (2.49%) CISSP
17 5 (1.78%) CCSP
18 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
18 2 (0.71%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.32%) SLA
2 9 (3.20%) COBIT
3 6 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.91%) ProxySG
3 5 (1.78%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.07%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 32 (11.39%) Cisco Prime
2 20 (7.12%) FortiGate
2 20 (7.12%) CiscoWorks
3 16 (5.69%) Nagios
3 16 (5.69%) Cacti
3 16 (5.69%) OpenNMS
3 16 (5.69%) Cisco LMS
3 16 (5.69%) Opsview
4 3 (1.07%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.36%) OpenView
Vendors
1 281 (100.00%) Cisco
2 161 (57.30%) F5
3 154 (54.80%) CheckPoint
4 141 (50.18%) Juniper
5 50 (17.79%) VMware
6 26 (9.25%) HP
7 19 (6.76%) Blue Coat
8 13 (4.63%) Riverbed
8 13 (4.63%) Microsoft
9 9 (3.20%) SolarWinds
10 7 (2.49%) ArcSight
11 6 (2.14%) SonicWALL
12 4 (1.42%) TippingPoint
12 4 (1.42%) Software AG
12 4 (1.42%) webMethods
13 3 (1.07%) Radware
14 2 (0.71%) Sony
14 2 (0.71%) Sourcefire
14 2 (0.71%) Fortinet
14 2 (0.71%) Imperva
South West London
Commensus
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + ben
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
CACI Network Services
Salary: Unspecified Additional benefits:- Private Medical/ Great Pension
Posted: 5 days ago