The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
UK
Rank 800 862 818
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -44
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 49 76 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.074% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.43% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 38 61 107
Median salary £40,000 £52,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.80% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +9.89%

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
13549 17530 19344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 17.13% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11064 14585 15664
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing FWSM as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 19 February 2017 within the UK.

FWSM Salary Histogram in the UK

FWSM
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +81 46 £40,000 -23.80%
South East +70 20 £40,000 -23.80%
Surrey +45 14 £37,500 -28.57%
Reigate +39 13 £38,750 -22.50%
West Midlands - 9 £34,000 -
London +15 8 £50,000 -9.09%
East of England - 8 £50,000 -
Watford - 8 £50,000 -
Coventry - 8 £34,000 -
Hertfordshire - 8 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 6 £50,000 -
South West - 2 £37,750 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
City of London +30 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Reading - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £50,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £37,500 -
Bristol - 1 £38,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £37,500 -
Birmingham - 1 - -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT jobs citing FWSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for FWSM.

1 103 (100.00%) Cisco
2 96 (93.20%) Firewall
3 86 (83.50%) Cisco ASA
4 82 (79.61%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (67.96%) BGP
6 66 (64.08%) Palo Alto
7 65 (63.11%) Juniper
7 65 (63.11%) CCNP
8 62 (60.19%) OSPF
9 55 (53.40%) Network Security
10 47 (45.63%) DNS
11 45 (43.69%) WAN
11 45 (43.69%) LAN
12 43 (41.75%) CCNA
13 42 (40.78%) Wireless
14 41 (39.81%) MPLS
15 39 (37.86%) F5
16 36 (34.95%) CheckPoint
17 29 (28.16%) EIGRP
17 29 (28.16%) VPN
18 27 (26.21%) TCP/IP
19 24 (23.30%) Cisco Nexus
19 24 (23.30%) Kalman Filter
20 22 (21.36%) Data Centre
21 21 (20.39%) SolarWinds
22 20 (19.42%) ADSL
23 19 (18.45%) SNMP
23 19 (18.45%) SLA
24 18 (17.48%) CCIE
25 17 (16.50%) Network Management

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.91%) IIS
1 3 (2.91%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.94%) Apache
3 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) IaaS
2 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (93.20%) Firewall
2 86 (83.50%) Cisco ASA
3 70 (67.96%) BGP
4 62 (60.19%) OSPF
5 55 (53.40%) Network Security
6 47 (45.63%) DNS
7 45 (43.69%) LAN
7 45 (43.69%) WAN
8 42 (40.78%) Wireless
9 41 (39.81%) MPLS
10 29 (28.16%) EIGRP
10 29 (28.16%) VPN
11 27 (26.21%) TCP/IP
12 24 (23.30%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (19.42%) ADSL
14 19 (18.45%) SNMP
15 14 (13.59%) Cisco PIX
16 13 (12.62%) Cisco IPT
16 13 (12.62%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (10.68%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 9 (8.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.91%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.91%) Finance
3 2 (1.94%) Back Office
4 1 (0.97%) Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (75.73%) Network Engineer
2 21 (20.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (16.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 17 (16.50%) Security Engineer
4 14 (13.59%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 13 (12.62%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (10.68%) Firewall Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) Analyst
7 9 (8.74%) Network Analyst
8 7 (6.80%) Design Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Network Design Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.88%) Architect
12 3 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (2.91%) Network Manager
12 3 (2.91%) Network Support
12 3 (2.91%) Network Support Engineer
12 3 (2.91%) Security Architect
12 3 (2.91%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.94%) HTML
2 2 (1.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.36%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.77%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (6.80%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.83%) iPad
5 3 (2.91%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.94%) Clustering
7 1 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.97%) IPTV
7 1 (0.97%) IVR
7 1 (0.97%) PKI
7 1 (0.97%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.94%) Linux
1 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (1.94%) Solaris
1 2 (1.94%) Unix
2 1 (0.97%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.30%) Kalman Filter
2 17 (16.50%) Network Management
3 14 (13.59%) Network Design
4 12 (11.65%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (11.65%) ITIL
5 10 (9.71%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (9.71%) Network Load Balancing
6 8 (7.77%) Contract Management
6 8 (7.77%) Migration
6 8 (7.77%) Security Monitoring
6 8 (7.77%) Security Operations
7 7 (6.80%) Load Balancing
7 7 (6.80%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.83%) High Availability
9 5 (4.85%) Change Management
9 5 (4.85%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (2.91%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.91%) Data Security
10 3 (2.91%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.91%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.88%) Perl
2 2 (1.94%) Java
2 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 82 (79.61%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (63.11%) CCNP
3 43 (41.75%) CCNA
4 18 (17.48%) CCIE
5 10 (9.71%) CCSP
6 8 (7.77%) Degree
7 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
7 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.94%) CCVP
9 1 (0.97%) CCDP
9 1 (0.97%) CCSE
9 1 (0.97%) CISSP
9 1 (0.97%) IISP
9 1 (0.97%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.97%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.45%) SLA
2 7 (6.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) Firmware
2 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.91%) vSphere
3 2 (1.94%) iptables
4 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (11.65%) SolarWinds Orion
2 9 (8.74%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.88%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (2.91%) Ansible
4 3 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.91%) Puppet
5 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.97%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.97%) QRadar
5 1 (0.97%) vRealize
Vendors
1 103 (100.00%) Cisco
2 66 (64.08%) Palo Alto
3 65 (63.11%) Juniper
4 39 (37.86%) F5
5 36 (34.95%) CheckPoint
6 21 (20.39%) SolarWinds
7 14 (13.59%) HP
8 11 (10.68%) IBM
8 11 (10.68%) IronPort
9 9 (8.74%) CA
9 9 (8.74%) Nokia
10 6 (5.83%) Riverbed
10 6 (5.83%) VMware
11 5 (4.85%) NetScout
12 4 (3.88%) Brocade
12 4 (3.88%) Foundry
13 3 (2.91%) Forcepoint
14 2 (1.94%) Dell
14 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.94%) Sun