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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 767 770 745
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 113 109 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.59% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 83 77 105
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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
19643 18515 22476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.18% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15881 14521 18756
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

FWSM Salary Histogram in the UK

FWSM
Top 27 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 24 December 2014. 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 +7 113 £45,500 +1.11% 5
London +30 48 £60,000 +11.62% 3
South East -13 43 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Surrey +3 24 £32,500 +41.30% 2
Reigate -15 14 £32,500 +51.16%
City of London +23 13 £60,000 +37.61% 1
West Yorkshire +2 10 £55,000 -
Leeds -3 10 £55,000 -
Essex -7 10 £50,000 -
Brentwood -13 10 £50,000 -
East of England -14 10 £50,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire -37 10 £55,000 +22.22%
Hampshire -16 9 £45,000 +20.00%
Andover - 9 £45,000 -
Berkshire -6 5 £40,000 -27.27%
East Sussex - 5 - -
Staines - 5 £43,750 - 1
Lewes - 5 - -
Guildford - 4 £45,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £38,750 -
Greenwich - 2 £47,500 -
Reading -9 1 £52,500 -17.64%
Birmingham -13 1 £65,000 +62.50%
West Midlands -19 1 £65,000 +69.93%
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £44,500 -
Slough - 1 £37,500 -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 217 (100.00%) Cisco
2 200 (92.17%) Firewall
3 195 (89.86%) Cisco ASA
4 184 (84.79%) Cisco Certification
5 153 (70.51%) CCNP
6 138 (63.59%) WAN
7 134 (61.75%) LAN
8 118 (54.38%) CheckPoint
9 108 (49.77%) BGP
10 94 (43.32%) F5
11 92 (42.40%) Network Security
12 91 (41.94%) VPN
13 85 (39.17%) OSPF
14 81 (37.33%) MPLS
15 76 (35.02%) Juniper
16 74 (34.10%) CCNA
17 73 (33.64%) ITIL
18 65 (29.95%) VoIP
19 62 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
20 60 (27.65%) CCSP
21 59 (27.19%) EIGRP
22 55 (25.35%) Incident Management
23 51 (23.50%) TCP/IP
23 51 (23.50%) Cisco Nexus
24 47 (21.66%) Load Balancing
25 46 (21.20%) E-Commerce
26 45 (20.74%) SLA
27 44 (20.28%) Capacity Planning
28 41 (18.89%) DNS
29 38 (17.51%) Cisco IOS

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 21 (9.68%) Lync
2 20 (9.22%) MS Exchange
3 15 (6.91%) Moodle
4 8 (3.69%) Apache
5 6 (2.76%) IIS
5 6 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.38%) Node.js
7 2 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (9.22%) MS Office
2 13 (5.99%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 200 (92.17%) Firewall
2 195 (89.86%) Cisco ASA
3 138 (63.59%) WAN
4 134 (61.75%) LAN
5 108 (49.77%) BGP
6 92 (42.40%) Network Security
7 91 (41.94%) VPN
8 85 (39.17%) OSPF
9 81 (37.33%) MPLS
10 65 (29.95%) VoIP
11 62 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
12 59 (27.19%) EIGRP
13 51 (23.50%) TCP/IP
13 51 (23.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 41 (18.89%) DNS
15 38 (17.51%) Cisco IOS
16 31 (14.29%) Internet
17 30 (13.82%) WLAN
18 26 (11.98%) IPsec
19 24 (11.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.38%) MySQL
1 3 (1.38%) Informix
1 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
1 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
1 3 (1.38%) Redis
1 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (4.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (3.69%) JIRA
3 3 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.38%) Subversion
General
1 29 (13.36%) Finance
2 19 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.15%) Banking
4 6 (2.76%) Retail
5 5 (2.30%) Games
6 4 (1.84%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Billing
Job Titles
1 134 (61.75%) Network Engineer
2 25 (11.52%) Network Support
3 23 (10.60%) Team Leader
3 23 (10.60%) Network Team Leader
4 20 (9.22%) Support Engineer
5 18 (8.29%) Analyst
6 15 (6.91%) Network Support Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) Security Engineer
7 13 (5.99%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (5.07%) Network Analyst
9 10 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.15%) Network Security Engineer
11 8 (3.69%) Consultant
11 8 (3.69%) Administrator
12 7 (3.23%) Service Analyst
12 7 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
13 6 (2.76%) Network Administrator
13 6 (2.76%) Senior Consultant
13 6 (2.76%) Network Specialist
13 6 (2.76%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.30%) HTML
1 5 (2.30%) XML
2 3 (1.38%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.07%) VLE
4 10 (4.61%) CMDB
5 9 (4.15%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.38%) Clustering
6 3 (1.38%) IBM XIV
7 2 (0.92%) User Experience
8 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.06%) Linux
2 10 (4.61%) Windows
3 9 (4.15%) UNIX
4 7 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.84%) Solaris
6 3 (1.38%) CentOS
6 3 (1.38%) Debian
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (33.64%) ITIL
2 55 (25.35%) Incident Management
3 47 (21.66%) Load Balancing
4 46 (21.20%) E-Commerce
5 44 (20.28%) Capacity Planning
6 38 (17.51%) Kalman Filter
7 35 (16.13%) Network Monitoring
8 22 (10.14%) Project Management
9 19 (8.76%) ITIL V3
10 18 (8.29%) Capacity Management
11 17 (7.83%) Network Management
11 17 (7.83%) Service Management
12 12 (5.53%) Content Management
13 11 (5.07%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (5.07%) Line Management
14 10 (4.61%) Network Design
14 10 (4.61%) Configuration Management
14 10 (4.61%) Network Load Balancing
15 9 (4.15%) Change Control
15 9 (4.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.69%) Perl
1 8 (3.69%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.76%) C
3 5 (2.30%) Java
4 4 (1.84%) SQL
5 3 (1.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 184 (84.79%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (70.51%) CCNP
3 74 (34.10%) CCNA
4 60 (27.65%) CCSP
5 28 (12.90%) CCIE
6 18 (8.29%) CCSA
7 17 (7.83%) Security Cleared
8 14 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (5.53%) SC Cleared
9 12 (5.53%) CISSP
10 11 (5.07%) DV Cleared
11 10 (4.61%) JNCIA
12 9 (4.15%) Check Point Certification
12 9 (4.15%) Degree
13 8 (3.69%) CCVP
13 8 (3.69%) CCSE
14 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (3.23%) MCSE
14 7 (3.23%) JNCIP
15 6 (2.76%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (20.74%) SLA
2 10 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 18 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.83%) Firmware
3 7 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (1.38%) vSphere
4 3 (1.38%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.92%) pfSense
6 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (12.90%) CiscoWorks
2 13 (5.99%) SolarWinds Orion
3 12 (5.53%) Cacti
3 12 (5.53%) Nagios
3 12 (5.53%) Opsview
4 9 (4.15%) RANCID
4 9 (4.15%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (4.15%) Cisco LMS
4 9 (4.15%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (2.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.38%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.38%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.38%) Salt
6 3 (1.38%) Graphite
7 2 (0.92%) OpenView
Vendors
1 217 (100.00%) Cisco
2 118 (54.38%) CheckPoint
3 94 (43.32%) F5
4 76 (35.02%) Juniper
5 30 (13.82%) SolarWinds
6 22 (10.14%) VMware
7 19 (8.76%) HP
8 14 (6.45%) Microsoft
9 10 (4.61%) Fortinet
10 9 (4.15%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.69%) BMC
12 7 (3.23%) Foundry
13 6 (2.76%) Siemens
13 6 (2.76%) Symantec
13 6 (2.76%) Sophos
13 6 (2.76%) BT
13 6 (2.76%) Trend Micro
13 6 (2.76%) Barracuda Networks
14 5 (2.30%) Egenera
14 5 (2.30%) Polycom
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
AQA
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum circa
Posted: 16 days ago
London
CACI Network Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum B
Posted: 23 days ago