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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 201 195 201
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 4 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.081% 0.045% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.26% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 3
Average salary £57,500 £35,250 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.12% +23.68%
UK excluding London average salary £45,250 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+0.55% -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
761 775 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.45% 17.52% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 677 608 695
Average salary £35,250 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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
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 28 January 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 28 January 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 - 3 £65,000 -
Coventry - 1 £33,000 -
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) Network Design
3 2 (50.00%) Sourcefire
3 2 (50.00%) JNCIP
3 2 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) CCSE
3 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) FortiGate

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Sales Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCSE
2 2 (50.00%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Sourcefire
3 2 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) F5
4 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds