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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 205 204 195
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 8 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.039% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 0.25% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 6
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -18.18%
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
742 791 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.07% 15.41% 17.83%
Number of salaries quoted 636 690 738
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing FWSM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

FWSM Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

FWSM
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
(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
Birmingham -6 8 £50,000 +25.00%
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (87.50%) VPN
3 12 (75.00%) OSPF
3 12 (75.00%) BGP
4 11 (68.75%) CSS
4 11 (68.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (62.50%) CheckPoint
6 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (37.50%) FortiGate
8 6 (37.50%) Spanning Tree
9 5 (31.25%) Network Security
9 5 (31.25%) LAN
9 5 (31.25%) WAN
10 4 (25.00%) CCNP
10 4 (25.00%) CCSE
11 3 (18.75%) JNCIP
11 3 (18.75%) Network Design
11 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
11 3 (18.75%) F5
11 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
11 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
11 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
11 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
11 3 (18.75%) Juniper
11 3 (18.75%) DHCP
11 3 (18.75%) DNS
11 3 (18.75%) SSL
11 3 (18.75%) ITIL

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (87.50%) VPN
3 12 (75.00%) OSPF
3 12 (75.00%) BGP
4 11 (68.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (37.50%) Spanning Tree
7 5 (31.25%) Network Security
7 5 (31.25%) LAN
7 5 (31.25%) WAN
8 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
8 3 (18.75%) DHCP
8 3 (18.75%) DNS
8 3 (18.75%) SSL
8 3 (18.75%) Wireless
9 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (6.25%) VoIP
9 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 8 (50.00%) Consultant
2 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Network Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) Sales Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Network Design
1 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
1 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCNP
2 4 (25.00%) CCSE
3 3 (18.75%) JNCIP
4 2 (12.50%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
3 3 (18.75%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds