The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank - 196 200
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 0 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.25% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.59% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 1
Average salary - £43,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
FWSM
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
893 881 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.62% 15.96% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 725 761 686
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

FWSM
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

FWSM Salary Trend in the West Midlands

FWSM
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) FortiGate

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 2 (100.00%) Network Specialist
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Network Specialist
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint