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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 856 830 950
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +120
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 80 145 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.13% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.76% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 75 91 34
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £39,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +46.66%

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
16648 19152 20975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.01% 17.27% 17.42%
Number of salaries quoted 13840 15616 16765
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 June 2016 within the UK.

FWSM Salary Histogram in the UK

FWSM
Top 26 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 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -30 74 £52,500 -4.54% 7
London -22 48 £55,000 - 3
City of London +60 26 £52,500 +32.91% 2
South East +24 19 £52,500 - 3
Berkshire -3 11 £52,500 -22.22% 1
Surrey +35 7 £41,250 -19.51% 2
Slough - 6 £52,500 -
Scotland - 4 £49,500 -
Reading +5 3 £60,000 -11.11% 1
Reigate +2 3 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Glasgow - 3 £46,500 -
North East - 3 £32,500 -
East of England - 2 £55,000 -
South West - 2 £31,750 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £55,000 -
Somerset - 2 £31,750 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £31,376 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £31,376 -
Watford - 2 £55,000 -
West Malling - 1 £25,500 -
Clevedon - 1 £31,000 -
Redhill - 1 £58,500 -
Livingston - 1 £70,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £35,000 -
Kent - 1 £25,500 -
West Lothian - 1 £70,000 -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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.

1 165 (100.00%) Cisco
2 154 (93.33%) Firewall
3 150 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
4 136 (82.42%) CCNP
5 134 (81.21%) Cisco ASA
6 97 (58.79%) Juniper
7 90 (54.55%) Palo Alto
8 84 (50.91%) VPN
9 82 (49.70%) F5
10 80 (48.48%) Network Security
11 79 (47.88%) BGP
12 77 (46.67%) CheckPoint
13 69 (41.82%) EIGRP
14 68 (41.21%) CCNA
15 61 (36.97%) OSPF
16 59 (35.76%) WAN
17 51 (30.91%) LAN
18 44 (26.67%) Data Centre
19 42 (25.45%) ITIL
19 42 (25.45%) Cisco Nexus
20 41 (24.85%) Wireless
21 37 (22.42%) CCSP
21 37 (22.42%) NX-OS
22 34 (20.61%) High Availability
22 34 (20.61%) E-Commerce
22 34 (20.61%) Telecoms
23 33 (20.00%) VLAN
24 31 (18.79%) Cisco PIX
24 31 (18.79%) DNS
25 29 (17.58%) CCIE

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 10 (6.06%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.03%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.82%) IIS
4 2 (1.21%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.61%) SAS
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (7.88%) MS Visio
2 12 (7.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 154 (93.33%) Firewall
2 134 (81.21%) Cisco ASA
3 84 (50.91%) VPN
4 80 (48.48%) Network Security
5 79 (47.88%) BGP
6 69 (41.82%) EIGRP
7 61 (36.97%) OSPF
8 59 (35.76%) WAN
9 51 (30.91%) LAN
10 42 (25.45%) Cisco Nexus
11 41 (24.85%) Wireless
12 37 (22.42%) NX-OS
13 33 (20.00%) VLAN
14 31 (18.79%) Cisco PIX
14 31 (18.79%) DNS
15 29 (17.58%) Internet
15 29 (17.58%) MPLS
15 29 (17.58%) Multicast
16 26 (15.76%) BIG-IP
17 25 (15.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (4.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (20.61%) Telecoms
2 20 (12.12%) Finance
3 16 (9.70%) Banking
4 8 (4.85%) Games
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 128 (77.58%) Network Engineer
2 43 (26.06%) Cisco Engineer
2 43 (26.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 41 (24.85%) Security Engineer
4 38 (23.03%) Network Security Engineer
5 34 (20.61%) Support Engineer
6 33 (20.00%) Network Support
6 33 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
7 32 (19.39%) Senior Network Engineer
8 27 (16.36%) Data Network Engineer
9 26 (15.76%) Data Engineer
10 23 (13.94%) Network Systems Engineer
10 23 (13.94%) Systems Engineer
10 23 (13.94%) Systems Support
10 23 (13.94%) Systems Support Engineer
11 17 (10.30%) Analyst
11 17 (10.30%) Firewall Engineer
11 17 (10.30%) Network Analyst
12 15 (9.09%) Cisco Support
12 15 (9.09%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.27%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.82%) CSS
2 3 (1.82%) HTML
2 3 (1.82%) XML
3 1 (0.61%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 44 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 22 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 19 (11.52%) Internet of Things
4 13 (7.88%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.85%) Online Games
6 7 (4.24%) IVR
7 5 (3.03%) Clustering
7 5 (3.03%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.21%) iPad
9 2 (1.21%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.21%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.27%) Linux
2 8 (4.85%) Windows
3 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.42%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.82%) Unix
5 2 (1.21%) Solaris
6 1 (0.61%) CentOS
6 1 (0.61%) Debian
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.45%) ITIL
2 34 (20.61%) E-Commerce
2 34 (20.61%) High Availability
3 28 (16.97%) Migration
4 24 (14.55%) Network Monitoring
4 24 (14.55%) SIEM
5 22 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 21 (12.73%) DDoS Mitigation
6 21 (12.73%) Load Balancing
6 21 (12.73%) Problem Management
7 20 (12.12%) Network Design
8 19 (11.52%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (10.91%) Capacity Planning
10 17 (10.30%) Kalman Filter
11 15 (9.09%) Change Management
12 14 (8.48%) Service Delivery
13 12 (7.27%) Fault Analysis
13 12 (7.27%) Mentoring
13 12 (7.27%) Network Load Balancing
14 11 (6.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.15%) Perl
2 21 (12.73%) Python
3 19 (11.52%) Ruby
4 8 (4.85%) C
5 4 (2.42%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.82%) Java
7 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 150 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (82.42%) CCNP
3 68 (41.21%) CCNA
4 37 (22.42%) CCSP
5 29 (17.58%) CCIE
5 29 (17.58%) CCSE
6 26 (15.76%) Security Cleared
7 22 (13.33%) CCIP
7 22 (13.33%) SSCP
8 13 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (7.27%) Degree
10 10 (6.06%) CCVP
10 10 (6.06%) MCSE
11 9 (5.45%) MCSA
11 9 (5.45%) MOS
11 9 (5.45%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (3.64%) CCDA
12 6 (3.64%) CCSA
13 5 (3.03%) CCDP
13 5 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.88%) SLA
2 7 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) SAS 70
System Software
1 24 (14.55%) Firmware
2 14 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.82%) iptables
3 3 (1.82%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.82%) vSphere
4 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (16.36%) Cacti
2 21 (12.73%) SolarWinds Orion
3 16 (9.70%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (8.48%) Nagios
5 13 (7.88%) OpenNMS
6 7 (4.24%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (4.24%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (4.24%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (3.03%) Ansible
7 5 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.03%) Puppet
8 2 (1.21%) Graphite
8 2 (1.21%) Juniper STRM
8 2 (1.21%) OpenView
8 2 (1.21%) Opsview
8 2 (1.21%) QRadar
9 1 (0.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 165 (100.00%) Cisco
2 97 (58.79%) Juniper
3 90 (54.55%) Palo Alto
4 82 (49.70%) F5
5 77 (46.67%) CheckPoint
6 29 (17.58%) SolarWinds
7 23 (13.94%) Microsoft
8 22 (13.33%) Splunk
9 21 (12.73%) VMware
10 19 (11.52%) HP
11 10 (6.06%) Extreme Networks
12 7 (4.24%) Aruba
13 5 (3.03%) Red Hat
13 5 (3.03%) SonicWALL
14 4 (2.42%) Foundry
15 3 (1.82%) Egenera
15 3 (1.82%) NetScout
15 3 (1.82%) Nimsoft
16 2 (1.21%) Brocade
16 2 (1.21%) Fortinet
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