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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 725 869 742
Rank change year-on-year
+144 -127
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 171 60 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.050% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 0.30% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 121 43 131
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £66,750
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £42,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -19.04%

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
19933 20250 22143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.09% 16.98% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15782 16062 17938
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 £26,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
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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 +133 170 £50,000 +11.11% 6
London +99 93 £55,000 +22.22% 5
South East +27 42 £46,500 -2.10% 1
Greenwich - 23 £55,000 -
City of London +46 21 £77,500 +93.75% 1
Hampshire - 16 £48,000 -
Yorkshire +9 13 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire +17 12 - -
Leeds +9 12 - -
Andover - 12 £48,000 -
Surrey +25 11 £40,000 +49.53%
West Midlands -7 10 £50,000 +25.00%
Birmingham -8 10 £50,000 +25.00%
Berkshire -8 9 £55,000 -8.33% 1
East of England - 6 £50,000 -
Essex - 6 £50,000 -
Middlesex - 6 £37,500 -
Staines - 5 £41,000 -
Brentwood - 5 £50,000 -
Derbyshire - 4 £57,500 -
East Midlands - 4 £57,500 -
Reading -12 3 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £52,500 -
Egham - 2 £40,000 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Reigate +5 1 £52,500 +94.44%
South West -2 1 £40,000 +3.09%
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Salisbury - 1 £40,000 -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 301 (100.00%) Cisco
2 262 (87.04%) Cisco ASA
3 256 (85.05%) Firewall
4 234 (77.74%) Cisco Certification
5 210 (69.77%) CCNP
6 178 (59.14%) BGP
7 158 (52.49%) CheckPoint
8 154 (51.16%) Cisco Nexus
9 152 (50.50%) F5
9 152 (50.50%) Juniper
10 143 (47.51%) WAN
11 135 (44.85%) LAN
12 133 (44.19%) VPN
13 129 (42.86%) ITIL
14 127 (42.19%) OSPF
15 120 (39.87%) EIGRP
16 110 (36.54%) CCNA
17 100 (33.22%) DNS
18 92 (30.56%) Network Security
19 85 (28.24%) Security Cleared
20 77 (25.58%) CCIE
21 73 (24.25%) Load Balancing
22 68 (22.59%) Cisco PIX
23 65 (21.59%) SNMP
24 63 (20.93%) DHCP
25 62 (20.60%) CCSA
26 60 (19.93%) MPLS
27 58 (19.27%) SLA
28 57 (18.94%) JNCIP
29 53 (17.61%) Cisco IOS

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 11 (3.65%) MS Exchange
1 11 (3.65%) Lync
2 7 (2.33%) Moodle
3 4 (1.33%) Apache
4 2 (0.66%) IIS
4 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.66%) Node.js
5 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (7.31%) MS Visio
2 12 (3.99%) MS Office
3 8 (2.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.65%) Office 365
2 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 262 (87.04%) Cisco ASA
2 256 (85.05%) Firewall
3 178 (59.14%) BGP
4 154 (51.16%) Cisco Nexus
5 143 (47.51%) WAN
6 135 (44.85%) LAN
7 133 (44.19%) VPN
8 127 (42.19%) OSPF
9 120 (39.87%) EIGRP
10 100 (33.22%) DNS
11 92 (30.56%) Network Security
12 68 (22.59%) Cisco PIX
13 65 (21.59%) SNMP
14 63 (20.93%) DHCP
15 60 (19.93%) MPLS
16 53 (17.61%) Cisco IOS
17 52 (17.28%) NetScreen
18 46 (15.28%) Wireshark
19 42 (13.95%) VoIP
20 38 (12.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (1.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.66%) MySQL
2 2 (0.66%) Informix
2 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.66%) Redis
2 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (9.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.66%) JIRA
2 2 (0.66%) Subversion
2 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 48 (15.95%) Finance
2 21 (6.98%) Banking
3 16 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.99%) Retail
5 9 (2.99%) Legal
6 8 (2.66%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.99%) Electronics
8 3 (1.00%) Billing
9 2 (0.66%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 160 (53.16%) Network Engineer
2 47 (15.61%) Network Support
3 39 (12.96%) Senior Network Engineer
4 34 (11.30%) Support Engineer
5 33 (10.96%) Architect
6 32 (10.63%) Firewall Engineer
6 32 (10.63%) Senior Firewall Engineer
7 29 (9.63%) Network Support Engineer
8 27 (8.97%) Network Architect
8 27 (8.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 25 (8.31%) Cisco Engineer
10 23 (7.64%) Consultant
11 19 (6.31%) Team Leader
12 18 (5.98%) Security Engineer
12 18 (5.98%) Network Team Leader
13 17 (5.65%) Network Consultant
14 16 (5.32%) Firewall Specialist
15 14 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
16 12 (3.99%) Cisco Support
17 11 (3.65%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.32%) CSS
2 13 (4.32%) RESTful
3 2 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.33%) HTML
4 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.32%) Public Cloud
2 10 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.66%) CMDB
5 7 (2.33%) VLE
6 6 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.99%) IPTV
6 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.66%) Clustering
7 2 (0.66%) IBM XIV
7 2 (0.66%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.30%) Linux
2 15 (4.98%) Windows
3 12 (3.99%) UNIX
4 3 (1.00%) Debian
4 3 (1.00%) CentOS
5 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) Solaris
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (42.86%) ITIL
2 73 (24.25%) Load Balancing
3 40 (13.29%) Kalman Filter
4 37 (12.29%) Service Management
4 37 (12.29%) ITIL V3
5 36 (11.96%) Network Design
6 32 (10.63%) Capacity Management
7 29 (9.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 28 (9.30%) Incident Management
9 27 (8.97%) Project Management
10 25 (8.31%) Content Management
11 24 (7.97%) Network Management
12 22 (7.31%) E-Commerce
12 22 (7.31%) TOGAF
13 18 (5.98%) Network Monitoring
14 15 (4.98%) Service Delivery
14 15 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (4.32%) Network Architecture
16 11 (3.65%) Migration
17 10 (3.32%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.66%) Perl
2 3 (1.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.66%) PHP
3 2 (0.66%) SQL
3 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
3 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.33%) C
4 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 234 (77.74%) Cisco Certification
2 210 (69.77%) CCNP
3 110 (36.54%) CCNA
4 85 (28.24%) Security Cleared
5 77 (25.58%) CCIE
6 62 (20.60%) CCSA
7 57 (18.94%) JNCIP
8 52 (17.28%) CCSE
9 34 (11.30%) DV Cleared
10 28 (9.30%) SC Cleared
11 24 (7.97%) JNCIA
12 23 (7.64%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (5.98%) Degree
14 17 (5.65%) CCDP
15 11 (3.65%) Check Point Certification
16 9 (2.99%) CCSP
17 8 (2.66%) CISSP
18 6 (1.99%) JNCIE
19 5 (1.66%) CCVP
20 4 (1.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (19.27%) SLA
2 11 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.99%) COBIT
4 4 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.00%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 42 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.99%) ProxySG
2 6 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.66%) Firmware
4 2 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.66%) vSphere
5 1 (0.33%) iptables
Systems Management
1 37 (12.29%) Cisco Prime
2 30 (9.97%) Opsview
2 30 (9.97%) Nagios
3 29 (9.63%) CiscoWorks
4 28 (9.30%) Cisco LMS
5 12 (3.99%) FortiGate
6 11 (3.65%) SolarWinds Orion
6 11 (3.65%) Cacti
7 9 (2.99%) OpenNMS
8 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.66%) Graphite
8 2 (0.66%) Salt
9 1 (0.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 301 (100.00%) Cisco
2 158 (52.49%) CheckPoint
3 152 (50.50%) F5
3 152 (50.50%) Juniper
4 50 (16.61%) VMware
5 22 (7.31%) HP
5 22 (7.31%) SolarWinds
6 21 (6.98%) Microsoft
7 13 (4.32%) Riverbed
8 10 (3.32%) Fortinet
8 10 (3.32%) Sourcefire
9 7 (2.33%) Siemens
9 7 (2.33%) Oracle
9 7 (2.33%) Polycom
10 6 (1.99%) Blue Coat
10 6 (1.99%) IBM
10 6 (1.99%) Software AG
10 6 (1.99%) webMethods
11 4 (1.33%) TippingPoint
11 4 (1.33%) SonicWALL
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