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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 750 861 750
Rank change year-on-year
+111 -111
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 143 57 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.048% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 0.27% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 92 34 116
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £27,000 £41,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £37,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -28.57%

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
18995 20729 20713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.19% 17.28% 18.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15491 16577 16796
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 July 2015 within the UK.

FWSM Salary Histogram in the UK

FWSM
Top 22 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 1 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 +104 143 £55,000 +22.22% 6
London +124 97 £55,000 +15.78% 3
South East +34 31 £51,250 +41.37% 3
Berkshire +17 19 £67,500 +12.50% 1
City of London +44 15 £39,500 -1.25% 2
Reading +5 13 £67,500 +12.50% 1
Hampshire - 8 £48,000 -
Yorkshire -10 7 £52,500 -
West Midlands - 7 £65,000 -
Birmingham - 7 £65,000 -
Leeds +4 6 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire -5 6 £55,000 -
Andover - 6 £48,000 -
Greenwich - 4 £55,000 -
Surrey +8 3 £50,000 +85.18% 1
Reigate +15 2 £50,000 +85.18% 1
Newbury - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £52,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £61,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £47,500 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £61,500 -
Farnborough - 1 £60,000 -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 302 (100.00%) Cisco
2 260 (86.09%) Firewall
3 242 (80.13%) Cisco ASA
4 220 (72.85%) Cisco Certification
5 200 (66.23%) CCNP
6 193 (63.91%) BGP
7 170 (56.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 167 (55.30%) CheckPoint
9 166 (54.97%) F5
10 155 (51.32%) Juniper
11 146 (48.34%) OSPF
12 134 (44.37%) LAN
13 122 (40.40%) WAN
14 118 (39.07%) VPN
15 114 (37.75%) EIGRP
16 109 (36.09%) DNS
17 107 (35.43%) ITIL
18 96 (31.79%) Network Security
18 96 (31.79%) Data Centre
19 89 (29.47%) CCNA
20 85 (28.15%) Security Cleared
21 84 (27.81%) CCIE
22 77 (25.50%) Load Balancing
23 64 (21.19%) Cisco PIX
23 64 (21.19%) DHCP
24 63 (20.86%) MPLS
24 63 (20.86%) CCSA
25 60 (19.87%) SNMP
26 58 (19.21%) JNCIP
27 55 (18.21%) CCSE

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
1 2 (0.66%) IIS
2 1 (0.33%) Apache
2 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.33%) Moodle
2 1 (0.33%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (8.28%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.99%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.66%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 260 (86.09%) Firewall
2 242 (80.13%) Cisco ASA
3 193 (63.91%) BGP
4 170 (56.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 146 (48.34%) OSPF
6 134 (44.37%) LAN
7 122 (40.40%) WAN
8 118 (39.07%) VPN
9 114 (37.75%) EIGRP
10 109 (36.09%) DNS
11 96 (31.79%) Network Security
12 64 (21.19%) Cisco PIX
12 64 (21.19%) DHCP
13 63 (20.86%) MPLS
14 60 (19.87%) SNMP
15 55 (18.21%) NetScreen
16 54 (17.88%) Cisco IOS
17 45 (14.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 36 (11.92%) Wireshark
19 35 (11.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.32%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (6.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (11.26%) Telecoms
2 33 (10.93%) Finance
3 28 (9.27%) Banking
4 11 (3.64%) Retail
5 9 (2.98%) Legal
6 6 (1.99%) Electronics
7 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.66%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 164 (54.30%) Network Engineer
2 44 (14.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 41 (13.58%) Network Support
4 40 (13.25%) Architect
5 39 (12.91%) Firewall Engineer
6 34 (11.26%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 34 (11.26%) Network Architect
7 31 (10.26%) Support Engineer
8 29 (9.60%) Network Support Engineer
9 25 (8.28%) Cisco Engineer
9 25 (8.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 24 (7.95%) Consultant
11 23 (7.62%) Security Engineer
12 22 (7.28%) Network Consultant
13 20 (6.62%) Network Security Engineer
14 18 (5.96%) Firewall Specialist
15 12 (3.97%) Cisco Support
16 11 (3.64%) Administrator
16 11 (3.64%) Network Administrator
17 10 (3.31%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.93%) CSS
2 13 (4.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 96 (31.79%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.30%) Public Cloud
3 6 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (1.99%) IPTV
3 6 (1.99%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.32%) CMDB
6 3 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.66%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.66%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.33%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.61%) Linux
2 11 (3.64%) UNIX
3 9 (2.98%) Windows
4 1 (0.33%) Solaris
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (35.43%) ITIL
2 77 (25.50%) Load Balancing
3 40 (13.25%) Network Design
3 40 (13.25%) Network Management
4 29 (9.60%) Service Management
5 28 (9.27%) ITIL V3
6 27 (8.94%) Project Management
7 25 (8.28%) Capacity Management
8 24 (7.95%) Root Cause Analysis
9 22 (7.28%) TOGAF
10 21 (6.95%) Incident Management
10 21 (6.95%) Kalman Filter
10 21 (6.95%) Security Patching
11 20 (6.62%) E-Commerce
12 16 (5.30%) Content Management
13 13 (4.30%) Network Architecture
14 12 (3.97%) Network Monitoring
15 10 (3.31%) Network Load Balancing
15 10 (3.31%) Validation
15 10 (3.31%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.97%) Perl
2 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 220 (72.85%) Cisco Certification
2 200 (66.23%) CCNP
3 89 (29.47%) CCNA
4 85 (28.15%) Security Cleared
5 84 (27.81%) CCIE
6 63 (20.86%) CCSA
7 58 (19.21%) JNCIP
8 55 (18.21%) CCSE
9 30 (9.93%) SC Cleared
10 25 (8.28%) DV Cleared
11 20 (6.62%) CCDP
12 19 (6.29%) Check Point Certification
13 18 (5.96%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (5.96%) Degree
14 15 (4.97%) JNCIA
15 12 (3.97%) JNCIE
16 6 (1.99%) CCSP
17 5 (1.66%) CISSP
18 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
18 4 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (12.25%) SLA
2 9 (2.98%) COBIT
3 8 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.32%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.99%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (14.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.65%) ProxySG
3 6 (1.99%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.33%) Firmware
4 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 36 (11.92%) Cisco Prime
2 23 (7.62%) CiscoWorks
3 21 (6.95%) Nagios
3 21 (6.95%) Cisco LMS
3 21 (6.95%) Opsview
4 16 (5.30%) FortiGate
5 15 (4.97%) Cacti
5 15 (4.97%) OpenNMS
6 6 (1.99%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 302 (100.00%) Cisco
2 167 (55.30%) CheckPoint
3 166 (54.97%) F5
4 155 (51.32%) Juniper
5 51 (16.89%) VMware
6 27 (8.94%) HP
7 21 (6.95%) Microsoft
8 16 (5.30%) Blue Coat
9 13 (4.30%) Riverbed
9 13 (4.30%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.65%) Fortinet
11 7 (2.32%) SonicWALL
11 7 (2.32%) Sourcefire
11 7 (2.32%) ArcSight
11 7 (2.32%) Oracle
12 6 (1.99%) Software AG
12 6 (1.99%) webMethods
13 5 (1.66%) Siemens
13 5 (1.66%) Polycom
14 4 (1.32%) TippingPoint
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