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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 831 902 910
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +8
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 83 80 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.073% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.43% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 68 48 42
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £39,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,750 £55,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-25.90% +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
16448 18407 21200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.83% 16.77% 18.08%
Number of salaries quoted 13610 15257 16764
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 25 August 2016 within the UK.

FWSM Salary Histogram in the UK

FWSM
Top 22 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 25 August 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 +38 80 £52,500 -4.54% 4
London +60 38 £57,500 +15.00%
South East +27 34 £42,500 -33.33% 3
Surrey +47 20 £40,000 -20.00% 2
City of London +79 15 £52,500 +32.91%
Berkshire +9 14 £60,000 -11.11% 1
Reigate +22 12 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Reading +2 8 £60,000 -11.11% 1
Slough - 4 £52,500 -
South West - 3 £40,750 -
North East - 3 £32,500 -
Bristol - 3 £40,750 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £31,376 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £31,376 -
East of England +27 1 - -
Essex +9 1 - -
Brentwood +3 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £46,500 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £46,500 -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Cisco
2 143 (95.97%) Firewall
3 134 (89.93%) Cisco Certification
4 120 (80.54%) Cisco ASA
5 117 (78.52%) CCNP
6 90 (60.40%) BGP
6 90 (60.40%) Palo Alto
7 84 (56.38%) Juniper
8 82 (55.03%) VPN
9 79 (53.02%) OSPF
10 76 (51.01%) CheckPoint
11 70 (46.98%) F5
12 68 (45.64%) LAN
13 67 (44.97%) EIGRP
14 65 (43.62%) CCNA
15 64 (42.95%) Network Security
16 58 (38.93%) WAN
17 49 (32.89%) Wireless
18 40 (26.85%) Cisco Nexus
19 38 (25.50%) Data Centre
20 37 (24.83%) ITIL
21 36 (24.16%) CCSP
22 35 (23.49%) DNS
23 33 (22.15%) Security Cleared
24 32 (21.48%) High Availability
25 29 (19.46%) Wi-Fi
25 29 (19.46%) VLAN
26 28 (18.79%) VMware
27 27 (18.12%) Internet
27 27 (18.12%) Cisco PIX

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 12 (8.05%) OpenStack
2 5 (3.36%) Apache
2 5 (3.36%) IIS
2 5 (3.36%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (95.97%) Firewall
2 120 (80.54%) Cisco ASA
3 90 (60.40%) BGP
4 82 (55.03%) VPN
5 79 (53.02%) OSPF
6 68 (45.64%) LAN
7 67 (44.97%) EIGRP
8 64 (42.95%) Network Security
9 58 (38.93%) WAN
10 49 (32.89%) Wireless
11 40 (26.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 35 (23.49%) DNS
13 29 (19.46%) VLAN
13 29 (19.46%) Wi-Fi
14 27 (18.12%) Cisco PIX
14 27 (18.12%) Internet
14 27 (18.12%) Multicast
15 26 (17.45%) MPLS
16 25 (16.78%) NX-OS
16 25 (16.78%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 12 (8.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (5.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (17.45%) Telecoms
2 22 (14.77%) Finance
3 13 (8.72%) Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Games
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 121 (81.21%) Network Engineer
2 52 (34.90%) Cisco Engineer
2 52 (34.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 38 (25.50%) Support Engineer
4 35 (23.49%) Network Support
4 35 (23.49%) Network Support Engineer
5 34 (22.82%) Security Engineer
6 32 (21.48%) Network Security Engineer
7 25 (16.78%) Data Network Engineer
7 25 (16.78%) Senior Network Engineer
8 24 (16.11%) Data Engineer
9 21 (14.09%) Network Systems Engineer
9 21 (14.09%) Systems Engineer
9 21 (14.09%) Systems Support
9 21 (14.09%) Systems Support Engineer
10 17 (11.41%) VMware Engineer
11 16 (10.74%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
11 16 (10.74%) Cisco Support
11 16 (10.74%) Cisco Support Engineer
12 15 (10.07%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.07%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.36%) HTML
2 5 (3.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (25.50%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 14 (9.40%) Internet of Things
3 14 (9.40%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.37%) IVR
5 7 (4.70%) Clustering
6 5 (3.36%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.68%) Online Games
8 2 (1.34%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) IPTV
9 1 (0.67%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.04%) Linux
2 7 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (4.03%) Unix
4 5 (3.36%) Solaris
5 4 (2.68%) Windows
6 2 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.67%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.83%) ITIL
2 32 (21.48%) High Availability
3 21 (14.09%) Migration
4 20 (13.42%) Network Design
5 19 (12.75%) Kalman Filter
5 19 (12.75%) SIEM
6 17 (11.41%) Change Management
6 17 (11.41%) E-Commerce
6 17 (11.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 16 (10.74%) DDoS Mitigation
7 16 (10.74%) Network Load Balancing
7 16 (10.74%) Service Delivery
8 15 (10.07%) Network Monitoring
9 14 (9.40%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (8.05%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (8.05%) Configuration Management
10 12 (8.05%) Load Balancing
11 11 (7.38%) Problem Management
12 10 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (6.71%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.11%) Perl
2 17 (11.41%) Python
3 14 (9.40%) Ruby
4 5 (3.36%) Java
4 5 (3.36%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.68%) C
6 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 134 (89.93%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (78.52%) CCNP
3 65 (43.62%) CCNA
4 36 (24.16%) CCSP
5 33 (22.15%) Security Cleared
6 26 (17.45%) CCSE
7 17 (11.41%) CCIP
7 17 (11.41%) SSCP
8 15 (10.07%) SC Cleared
9 14 (9.40%) CCIE
10 13 (8.72%) CCVP
11 9 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (4.03%) MCSE
13 5 (3.36%) CCDA
13 5 (3.36%) CCDP
13 5 (3.36%) CCSA
13 5 (3.36%) MCSA
13 5 (3.36%) MOS
13 5 (3.36%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (2.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.07%) PCI DSS
2 13 (8.72%) SLA
3 10 (6.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (14.09%) Firmware
2 15 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.03%) vSphere
4 5 (3.36%) iptables
5 2 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.34%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (8.05%) Ansible
1 12 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (8.05%) Puppet
2 10 (6.71%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (5.37%) Cisco UCCX
3 8 (5.37%) vRealize
4 7 (4.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (4.70%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (4.70%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (4.03%) Cacti
6 4 (2.68%) OpenNMS
7 2 (1.34%) Graphite
7 2 (1.34%) Juniper STRM
7 2 (1.34%) Nagios
7 2 (1.34%) OpenView
7 2 (1.34%) Opsview
7 2 (1.34%) QRadar
8 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 149 (100.00%) Cisco
2 90 (60.40%) Palo Alto
3 84 (56.38%) Juniper
4 76 (51.01%) CheckPoint
5 70 (46.98%) F5
6 28 (18.79%) VMware
7 17 (11.41%) HP
7 17 (11.41%) Microsoft
7 17 (11.41%) Splunk
8 14 (9.40%) SolarWinds
9 8 (5.37%) Foundry
10 7 (4.70%) Aruba
10 7 (4.70%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.36%) Egenera
11 5 (3.36%) Extreme Networks
11 5 (3.36%) SonicWALL
11 5 (3.36%) Sun
12 3 (2.01%) IronPort
12 3 (2.01%) NetScout
12 3 (2.01%) Nimsoft
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