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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 805 707 772
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +65
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 100 166 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.90% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 45 111 108
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +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
20596 18392 22303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 17.27% 18.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16283 14986 18234
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £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 23 September 2014 within the UK.

FWSM Salary Histogram in the UK

FWSM
Top 23 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 23 September 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
(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 -83 94 £42,500 -18.26% 7
West Yorkshire 0 35 - -
Leeds -8 35 - -
Yorkshire -35 35 - -
London -22 30 £42,500 -24.44% 2
South East -38 21 £44,000 -2.22% 5
Berkshire -32 11 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Surrey -6 10 £25,750 -54.82% 3
Reading -19 9 £52,500 +16.66% 2
City of London +7 8 £42,500 -19.04%
Reigate - 7 £23,500 - 2
South Wales +8 5 £35,000 +1.44%
Wales +7 5 £35,000 +1.44%
Essex +6 5 £60,000 +27.65%
East of England -12 5 £60,000 +27.65%
Caerphilly +10 4 £36,250 -9.37%
Basildon - 4 - -
Staines +12 3 £42,500 -25.43% 1
Weymouth +7 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Dorset -1 3 £32,500 -7.14%
South West -33 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Newbury +8 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 159 (100.00%) Cisco
2 151 (94.97%) Firewall
3 150 (94.34%) Cisco ASA
4 126 (79.25%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (71.07%) CCNP
6 106 (66.67%) CheckPoint
7 103 (64.78%) WAN
8 101 (63.52%) LAN
9 93 (58.49%) Network Security
10 84 (52.83%) MPLS
11 62 (38.99%) F5
12 60 (37.74%) CCSP
13 59 (37.11%) VoIP
14 56 (35.22%) Incident Management
15 55 (34.59%) BGP
16 54 (33.96%) E-Commerce
16 54 (33.96%) Capacity Planning
17 53 (33.33%) VPN
18 44 (27.67%) Cisco PIX
19 43 (27.04%) OSPF
20 41 (25.79%) Juniper
21 38 (23.90%) TCP/IP
21 38 (23.90%) ITIL
22 36 (22.64%) CCNA
23 33 (20.75%) Load Balancing
24 29 (18.24%) EIGRP
24 29 (18.24%) Telecoms
25 28 (17.61%) IPsec
26 25 (15.72%) Microsoft
27 24 (15.09%) SLA

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (6.29%) Lync
2 8 (5.03%) Moodle
2 8 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.03%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.40%) IIS
4 4 (2.52%) Apache
5 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (8.81%) MS Office
2 11 (6.92%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 151 (94.97%) Firewall
2 150 (94.34%) Cisco ASA
3 103 (64.78%) WAN
4 101 (63.52%) LAN
5 93 (58.49%) Network Security
6 84 (52.83%) MPLS
7 59 (37.11%) VoIP
8 55 (34.59%) BGP
9 53 (33.33%) VPN
10 44 (27.67%) Cisco PIX
11 43 (27.04%) OSPF
12 38 (23.90%) TCP/IP
13 29 (18.24%) EIGRP
14 28 (17.61%) IPsec
15 20 (12.58%) DNS
16 18 (11.32%) Internet
16 18 (11.32%) Cisco IOS
17 17 (10.69%) HSRP
18 13 (8.18%) VLAN
18 13 (8.18%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (2.52%) JIRA
General
1 29 (18.24%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.40%) Finance
3 6 (3.77%) Retail
4 3 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 107 (67.30%) Network Engineer
2 19 (11.95%) Security Engineer
3 16 (10.06%) Network Support
4 14 (8.81%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (8.18%) Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.92%) Service Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) Network Support Engineer
7 8 (5.03%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (4.40%) Administrator
9 6 (3.77%) Team Leader
9 6 (3.77%) Network Team Leader
10 5 (3.14%) Network Architect
10 5 (3.14%) Architect
10 5 (3.14%) IP Engineer
10 5 (3.14%) Network Administrator
11 4 (2.52%) Design Engineer
11 4 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.52%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.52%) HTML
1 4 (2.52%) XML
2 2 (1.26%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.18%) Firmware
2 11 (6.92%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.26%) User Experience
4 2 (1.26%) VLE
4 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.63%) CMDB
5 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.63%) SecurID
5 1 (0.63%) PKI
5 1 (0.63%) Replication
5 1 (0.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.95%) Linux
2 15 (9.43%) UNIX
3 7 (4.40%) Windows
4 4 (2.52%) Solaris
4 4 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.89%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.26%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (35.22%) Incident Management
2 54 (33.96%) E-Commerce
2 54 (33.96%) Capacity Planning
3 38 (23.90%) ITIL
4 33 (20.75%) Load Balancing
5 18 (11.32%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (9.43%) Project Management
7 13 (8.18%) Capacity Management
8 12 (7.55%) Network Management
9 11 (6.92%) ITIL V3
9 11 (6.92%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (6.29%) Validation
10 10 (6.29%) Network Design
11 7 (4.40%) Line Management
12 6 (3.77%) Release Management
12 6 (3.77%) Information Security
13 5 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (2.52%) Technical Analysis
14 4 (2.52%) Web Development
14 4 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.66%) C
2 4 (2.52%) Java
2 4 (2.52%) Perl
2 4 (2.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (79.25%) Cisco Certification
2 113 (71.07%) CCNP
3 60 (37.74%) CCSP
4 36 (22.64%) CCNA
5 16 (10.06%) CCIE
6 12 (7.55%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (6.92%) MCSE
8 10 (6.29%) MCSA
8 10 (6.29%) MOS
9 8 (5.03%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (4.40%) Degree
11 6 (3.77%) Security Cleared
11 6 (3.77%) JNCIA
11 6 (3.77%) CCDP
11 6 (3.77%) CISSP
12 5 (3.14%) SAP Certification
12 5 (3.14%) CCSA
12 5 (3.14%) CCDA
13 4 (2.52%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.09%) SLA
2 8 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.14%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.52%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.26%) pfSense
5 1 (0.63%) Snort
5 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (8.81%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (3.14%) Cacti
2 5 (3.14%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (3.14%) RANCID
3 3 (1.89%) OpenView
3 3 (1.89%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 159 (100.00%) Cisco
2 106 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 62 (38.99%) F5
4 41 (25.79%) Juniper
5 25 (15.72%) Microsoft
6 21 (13.21%) HP
7 19 (11.95%) SolarWinds
8 13 (8.18%) Fortinet
9 12 (7.55%) VMware
10 10 (6.29%) BMC
11 8 (5.03%) Sophos
11 8 (5.03%) BT
11 8 (5.03%) Barracuda Networks
12 7 (4.40%) Foundry
13 6 (3.77%) Red Hat
14 5 (3.14%) SAP
14 5 (3.14%) Nokia
14 5 (3.14%) Blue Coat
15 4 (2.52%) Egenera
15 4 (2.52%) Sun
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £37,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Excellent Devel
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Greythorn
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago