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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 820 706 801
Rank change year-on-year
-114 +95
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 83 159 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.15% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.82% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 41 110 68
Average salary £42,500 £50,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +12.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £40,000 £34,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%

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
20561 19283 21737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.67% 18.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16341 15568 17860
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 20 August 2014 within the UK.

FWSM Salary Histogram in the UK

FWSM
Top 21 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 20 August 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 -84 76 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Leeds -9 29 - -
West Yorkshire -11 29 - -
Yorkshire -21 29 - -
London -28 28 £42,500 -22.72% 1
South East -47 14 £47,500 -14.02% 1
City of London -11 9 £42,500 -19.04%
Berkshire -36 9 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Reading -15 7 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Wales -1 6 £37,500 +8.69% 1
South Wales -6 6 £37,500 +8.69% 1
Caerphilly +13 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Surrey -11 5 £23,000 -59.64%
Reigate - 5 £23,000 -
Weymouth +5 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Dorset -1 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Essex -9 2 - -
South West -10 2 £32,500 -10.34%
East of England -11 2 - -
Basildon - 2 - -
Newbury - 1 - -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Cisco
2 136 (95.77%) Firewall
3 134 (94.37%) Cisco ASA
4 109 (76.76%) Cisco Certification
5 96 (67.61%) CCNP
6 94 (66.20%) CheckPoint
7 87 (61.27%) Network Security
8 86 (60.56%) WAN
9 79 (55.63%) LAN
10 77 (54.23%) MPLS
11 53 (37.32%) BGP
12 51 (35.92%) F5
13 50 (35.21%) VPN
14 49 (34.51%) VoIP
15 48 (33.80%) CCSP
16 45 (31.69%) Incident Management
17 44 (30.99%) Capacity Planning
18 43 (30.28%) E-Commerce
18 43 (30.28%) OSPF
19 40 (28.17%) Juniper
20 39 (27.46%) Cisco PIX
21 37 (26.06%) CCNA
22 35 (24.65%) TCP/IP
23 31 (21.83%) ITIL
24 29 (20.42%) Telecoms
25 27 (19.01%) Microsoft
25 27 (19.01%) IPsec
26 25 (17.61%) Load Balancing
26 25 (17.61%) EIGRP
27 22 (15.49%) SLA

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (5.63%) Lync
2 7 (4.93%) IIS
3 6 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.23%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.23%) Moodle
4 4 (2.82%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.11%) Apache
6 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (9.86%) MS Office
2 11 (7.75%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 136 (95.77%) Firewall
2 134 (94.37%) Cisco ASA
3 87 (61.27%) Network Security
4 86 (60.56%) WAN
5 79 (55.63%) LAN
6 77 (54.23%) MPLS
7 53 (37.32%) BGP
8 50 (35.21%) VPN
9 49 (34.51%) VoIP
10 43 (30.28%) OSPF
11 39 (27.46%) Cisco PIX
12 35 (24.65%) TCP/IP
13 27 (19.01%) IPsec
14 25 (17.61%) EIGRP
15 19 (13.38%) Cisco IOS
15 19 (13.38%) DNS
16 14 (9.86%) Internet
17 13 (9.15%) HSRP
18 12 (8.45%) SNMP
18 12 (8.45%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 29 (20.42%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.52%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Retail
3 1 (0.70%) Games
3 1 (0.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (68.31%) Network Engineer
2 22 (15.49%) Security Engineer
3 18 (12.68%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (7.75%) Analyst
4 11 (7.75%) Network Support
4 11 (7.75%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (7.04%) Network Support Engineer
5 10 (7.04%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.34%) Service Analyst
6 9 (6.34%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) IP Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Network Team Leader
8 5 (3.52%) Team Leader
8 5 (3.52%) Administrator
9 4 (2.82%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) Network Administrator
9 4 (2.82%) Design Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) Cisco Support
9 4 (2.82%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) .NET
2 3 (2.11%) CSS
2 3 (2.11%) XML
2 3 (2.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.75%) Firmware
2 8 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.70%) Replication
4 1 (0.70%) Clustering
4 1 (0.70%) SecurID
4 1 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.38%) Linux
2 16 (11.27%) UNIX
3 8 (5.63%) Windows
4 3 (2.11%) Solaris
4 3 (2.11%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.69%) Incident Management
2 44 (30.99%) Capacity Planning
3 43 (30.28%) E-Commerce
4 31 (21.83%) ITIL
5 25 (17.61%) Load Balancing
6 14 (9.86%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (9.15%) Network Management
8 12 (8.45%) Project Management
8 12 (8.45%) Validation
9 11 (7.75%) Capacity Management
10 10 (7.04%) Release Management
10 10 (7.04%) Network Design
11 9 (6.34%) ITIL V3
12 8 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
13 4 (2.82%) Problem Management
13 4 (2.82%) Information Security
14 3 (2.11%) Web Development
14 3 (2.11%) Network Architecture
14 3 (2.11%) Technical Analysis
15 2 (1.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.63%) C
2 5 (3.52%) Perl
3 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 109 (76.76%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (67.61%) CCNP
3 48 (33.80%) CCSP
4 37 (26.06%) CCNA
5 16 (11.27%) CCIE
6 11 (7.75%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (6.34%) MCSE
7 9 (6.34%) MCSA
7 9 (6.34%) MOS
8 8 (5.63%) JNCIA
9 7 (4.93%) Degree
9 7 (4.93%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (3.52%) SAP Certification
10 5 (3.52%) CISSP
10 5 (3.52%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.82%) JNCIP
11 4 (2.82%) JNCIE
11 4 (2.82%) CCDP
11 4 (2.82%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.49%) SLA
2 7 (4.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.52%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.11%) ProxySG
2 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) pfSense
4 1 (0.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (6.34%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (3.52%) Cacti
2 5 (3.52%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (3.52%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.52%) RANCID
3 3 (2.11%) OpenView
4 2 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 142 (100.00%) Cisco
2 94 (66.20%) CheckPoint
3 51 (35.92%) F5
4 40 (28.17%) Juniper
5 27 (19.01%) Microsoft
6 20 (14.08%) SolarWinds
7 19 (13.38%) HP
8 14 (9.86%) Fortinet
9 10 (7.04%) VMware
10 8 (5.63%) BMC
11 6 (4.23%) Sophos
11 6 (4.23%) BT
11 6 (4.23%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (4.23%) Foundry
12 5 (3.52%) Blue Coat
12 5 (3.52%) Nokia
12 5 (3.52%) SAP
13 4 (2.82%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.11%) Nortel
14 3 (2.11%) Sun
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