The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 96 106 93
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.079% 0.073% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.40% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +5.88%
FWSM
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
259 253 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 20.46% 18.35% 24.56%
Number of salaries quoted 228 232 253
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,150 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing FWSM across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

FWSM
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FWSM across the Wales region.

FWSM Salary Trend in Wales

FWSM
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
South Wales +10 1 £35,000 +1.44%
FWSM
UK

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 8 (100.00%) VPN
1 8 (100.00%) SLA
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) CCNP
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
1 8 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 8 (100.00%) VRRP
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) IPsec
1 8 (100.00%) CiscoWorks
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (100.00%) F5
1 8 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 8 (100.00%) HSRP
2 5 (62.50%) Network Security
2 5 (62.50%) SAP Certification
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) ISO 9001
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) SAP
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) VPN
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
1 8 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 8 (100.00%) VRRP
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) IPsec
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (100.00%) HSRP
2 5 (62.50%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Network Support Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Network Support
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 8 (100.00%) Capacity Management
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CCNP
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) SAP Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) SLA
2 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (62.50%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (62.50%) SAP
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) VMware