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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 732 812 723
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -89
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 138 78 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.073% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.43% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 113 55 136
Average salary £48,000 £40,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £23,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £40,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.80%

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
19132 18109 21700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.93% 16.95% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15333 14192 17733
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 3 March 2015 within the UK.

FWSM Salary Histogram in the UK

FWSM
Top 30 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 3 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +74 136 £48,000 +12.94% 11
London +51 59 £55,000 +22.22% 7
South East -8 50 £45,000 +63.63% 2
Surrey +3 24 £40,000 +50.94% 2
City of London +27 19 £63,750 +30.76% 1
Hampshire - 19 £48,000 -
Greenwich - 18 £47,500 -
Andover - 14 £48,000 -
Staines - 10 £41,000 - 1
East of England +5 9 £50,000 -9.09%
Essex +1 9 £50,000 -
West Midlands -19 9 £50,000 +25.00%
Brentwood -10 8 £50,000 -
Birmingham -14 8 £50,000 +25.00%
Reigate -17 7 £38,000 +43.39%
Leeds -13 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -14 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire -17 5 - - 1
Berkshire -12 4 £58,750 -2.08%
Basingstoke - 4 - -
Middlesex +6 3 £37,500 -
Reading -15 1 £50,000 -16.66%
Warrington - 1 £65,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £65,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £50,000 -
Bristol - 1 £65,000 - 1
Chertsey - 1 £40,000 -
Coventry - 1 £33,000 -
Egham - 1 £40,000 - 1
Guildford - 1 £45,000 -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 256 (100.00%) Cisco
2 229 (89.45%) Firewall
3 226 (88.28%) Cisco ASA
4 211 (82.42%) Cisco Certification
5 182 (71.09%) CCNP
6 144 (56.25%) BGP
6 144 (56.25%) WAN
6 144 (56.25%) LAN
7 130 (50.78%) CheckPoint
8 123 (48.05%) VPN
9 116 (45.31%) F5
10 111 (43.36%) Juniper
11 105 (41.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 104 (40.63%) OSPF
13 102 (39.84%) ITIL
14 96 (37.50%) EIGRP
15 94 (36.72%) CCNA
16 92 (35.94%) Network Security
17 74 (28.91%) Cisco PIX
18 63 (24.61%) DNS
19 61 (23.83%) Load Balancing
20 57 (22.27%) MPLS
21 55 (21.48%) SLA
22 54 (21.09%) VoIP
23 50 (19.53%) CCIE
24 47 (18.36%) Security Cleared
25 46 (17.97%) Cisco IOS
26 44 (17.19%) TCP/IP
27 41 (16.02%) Finance
27 41 (16.02%) Incident Management

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 18 (7.03%) MS Exchange
1 18 (7.03%) Lync
2 13 (5.08%) Moodle
3 4 (1.56%) Apache
4 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.17%) Node.js
5 2 (0.78%) IIS
5 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (7.03%) MS Office
2 12 (4.69%) MS Excel
3 11 (4.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 229 (89.45%) Firewall
2 226 (88.28%) Cisco ASA
3 144 (56.25%) BGP
3 144 (56.25%) LAN
3 144 (56.25%) WAN
4 123 (48.05%) VPN
5 105 (41.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 104 (40.63%) OSPF
7 96 (37.50%) EIGRP
8 92 (35.94%) Network Security
9 74 (28.91%) Cisco PIX
10 63 (24.61%) DNS
11 57 (22.27%) MPLS
12 54 (21.09%) VoIP
13 46 (17.97%) Cisco IOS
14 44 (17.19%) TCP/IP
15 35 (13.67%) SNMP
15 35 (13.67%) Wireshark
15 35 (13.67%) IPsec
16 32 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.56%) Data Mining
1 4 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.17%) Informix
2 3 (1.17%) MySQL
2 3 (1.17%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.17%) Redis
2 3 (1.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (7.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (2.73%) JIRA
3 3 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.17%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.17%) Subversion
General
1 41 (16.02%) Finance
2 12 (4.69%) Banking
3 11 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.52%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.95%) Games
5 5 (1.95%) Retail
6 4 (1.56%) Electronics
6 4 (1.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 155 (60.55%) Network Engineer
2 44 (17.19%) Network Support
3 31 (12.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 31 (12.11%) Support Engineer
4 26 (10.16%) Network Support Engineer
5 21 (8.20%) Network Team Leader
5 21 (8.20%) Team Leader
6 18 (7.03%) Architect
7 17 (6.64%) Consultant
8 15 (5.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 15 (5.86%) Security Engineer
8 15 (5.86%) Network Architect
9 13 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
9 13 (5.08%) Firewall Engineer
9 13 (5.08%) Senior Firewall Engineer
9 13 (5.08%) Analyst
10 12 (4.69%) Network Security Engineer
11 11 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (4.30%) Network Analyst
12 10 (3.91%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.91%) CSS
2 5 (1.95%) RESTful
3 3 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (1.17%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.39%) HTML
4 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.08%) VLE
1 13 (5.08%) Video Conferencing
1 13 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.69%) CMDB
3 11 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.56%) IPTV
4 4 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.17%) Clustering
5 3 (1.17%) IBM XIV
5 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.42%) Linux
2 17 (6.64%) Windows
3 9 (3.52%) UNIX
4 3 (1.17%) Debian
4 3 (1.17%) CentOS
4 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (39.84%) ITIL
2 61 (23.83%) Load Balancing
3 41 (16.02%) Incident Management
4 40 (15.63%) Kalman Filter
5 32 (12.50%) Service Management
6 31 (12.11%) E-Commerce
6 31 (12.11%) Network Monitoring
7 30 (11.72%) ITIL V3
8 25 (9.77%) Network Design
9 23 (8.98%) Capacity Management
10 22 (8.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 20 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
12 19 (7.42%) Content Management
13 17 (6.64%) Project Management
14 15 (5.86%) Service Delivery
15 14 (5.47%) Network Management
16 12 (4.69%) Network Load Balancing
16 12 (4.69%) Configuration Management
16 12 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (4.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.56%) Perl
1 4 (1.56%) SQL
1 4 (1.56%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.17%) Bash Shell
2 3 (1.17%) Shell Script
2 3 (1.17%) PHP
3 2 (0.78%) C
4 1 (0.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 211 (82.42%) Cisco Certification
2 182 (71.09%) CCNP
3 94 (36.72%) CCNA
4 50 (19.53%) CCIE
5 47 (18.36%) Security Cleared
6 35 (13.67%) CCSP
7 34 (13.28%) CCSA
8 27 (10.55%) DV Cleared
9 25 (9.77%) JNCIP
10 24 (9.38%) SC Cleared
11 22 (8.59%) CCSE
12 17 (6.64%) CCDP
12 17 (6.64%) JNCIA
13 16 (6.25%) Degree
14 13 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (4.69%) Check Point Certification
16 9 (3.52%) CCVP
17 7 (2.73%) CISSP
18 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
19 5 (1.95%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (21.48%) SLA
2 10 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.56%) COBIT
4 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (1.17%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.78%) QA
6 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.91%) Firmware
3 8 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (1.17%) vSphere
4 3 (1.17%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (14.45%) CiscoWorks
2 23 (8.98%) Nagios
2 23 (8.98%) Opsview
3 21 (8.20%) Cisco Prime
4 20 (7.81%) Cisco LMS
5 16 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (3.13%) Cacti
7 4 (1.56%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (1.56%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.56%) RANCID
8 3 (1.17%) Graphite
8 3 (1.17%) Salt
8 3 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.17%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.39%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 256 (100.00%) Cisco
2 130 (50.78%) CheckPoint
3 116 (45.31%) F5
4 111 (43.36%) Juniper
5 35 (13.67%) VMware
6 31 (12.11%) SolarWinds
7 19 (7.42%) Microsoft
8 14 (5.47%) HP
9 9 (3.52%) Siemens
9 9 (3.52%) Polycom
10 8 (3.13%) Fortinet
10 8 (3.13%) Sourcefire
11 7 (2.73%) IBM
11 7 (2.73%) Oracle
12 6 (2.34%) Nortel
13 5 (1.95%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.95%) NetScout
13 5 (1.95%) Riverbed
14 4 (1.56%) Software AG
14 4 (1.56%) Sony
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + £5K on call + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £49,000 per annum Excellent salary plus variable plus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Hudson IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, On-Call, Overtime and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + very good benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
University College London
Salary: From £53,119 to £57,760 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Posted: 13 days ago