The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for FWSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 868 782
Rank change year-on-year +54 -86  
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 28 79 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.081% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.46% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 17 69 126
Median salary £40,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.80% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,900 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £60,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

FWSM is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 12886 16990 18774
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.10% 17.42% 18.56%
Number of salaries quoted 10548 14184 15090
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing FWSM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for FWSM in England

FWSM
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for FWSM in England

FWSM
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing FWSM in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for FWSM in England

FWSM
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
South East +38 12 £40,000 -23.80%
East of England - 8 £50,000 -
London +35 5 £52,500 -
West Midlands - 4 £34,000 -
FWSM
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 67 (100.00%) Cisco
2 62 (92.54%) Firewall
3 56 (83.58%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (80.60%) Cisco ASA
5 48 (71.64%) BGP
6 46 (68.66%) Juniper
7 44 (65.67%) CCNP
8 43 (64.18%) Palo Alto
9 42 (62.69%) OSPF
10 38 (56.72%) WAN
11 37 (55.22%) LAN
12 36 (53.73%) Network Security
13 33 (49.25%) CCNA
13 33 (49.25%) DNS
14 25 (37.31%) Wireless
15 22 (32.84%) TCP/IP
16 21 (31.34%) CheckPoint
17 20 (29.85%) MPLS
18 19 (28.36%) EIGRP
19 18 (26.87%) Kalman Filter
20 15 (22.39%) SNMP
20 15 (22.39%) F5
21 14 (20.90%) SolarWinds
21 14 (20.90%) VPN
22 13 (19.40%) SLA
22 13 (19.40%) ADSL
23 12 (17.91%) SolarWinds Orion
23 12 (17.91%) Cisco Nexus
24 10 (14.93%) CCIE
25 9 (13.43%) Capacity Planning

FWSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 62 (92.54%) Firewall
2 54 (80.60%) Cisco ASA
3 48 (71.64%) BGP
4 42 (62.69%) OSPF
5 38 (56.72%) WAN
6 37 (55.22%) LAN
7 36 (53.73%) Network Security
8 33 (49.25%) DNS
9 25 (37.31%) Wireless
10 22 (32.84%) TCP/IP
11 20 (29.85%) MPLS
12 19 (28.36%) EIGRP
13 15 (22.39%) SNMP
14 14 (20.90%) VPN
15 13 (19.40%) ADSL
16 12 (17.91%) Cisco Nexus
17 9 (13.43%) Ethernet
18 8 (11.94%) DWDM
18 8 (11.94%) Frame Relay
18 8 (11.94%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
1 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (74.63%) Network Engineer
2 15 (22.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Security Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Network Support
8 3 (4.48%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Architect
9 2 (2.99%) Network Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Network Operations Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Operations Engineer
10 1 (1.49%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 1 (1.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (1.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Data Centre
1 8 (11.94%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (5.97%) iPad
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.49%) IVR
4 1 (1.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (13.43%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (11.94%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (11.94%) Contract Management
3 8 (11.94%) Migration
3 8 (11.94%) Security Monitoring
3 8 (11.94%) Security Operations
4 7 (10.45%) Network Design
5 5 (7.46%) ITIL
5 5 (7.46%) Network Load Balancing
5 5 (7.46%) Network Management
6 4 (5.97%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.99%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (2.99%) High Availability
8 2 (2.99%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.49%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office Automation
9 1 (1.49%) Office Automation
9 1 (1.49%) Presales
Qualifications
1 56 (83.58%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (65.67%) CCNP
3 33 (49.25%) CCNA
4 10 (14.93%) CCIE
5 8 (11.94%) CCSP
5 8 (11.94%) Degree
6 1 (1.49%) CCDP
6 1 (1.49%) CCSE
6 1 (1.49%) CISSP
6 1 (1.49%) IISP
6 1 (1.49%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.49%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.49%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) SLA
2 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Firmware
2 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (4.48%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.49%) QRadar
Vendors
1 67 (100.00%) Cisco
2 46 (68.66%) Juniper
3 43 (64.18%) Palo Alto
4 21 (31.34%) CheckPoint
5 15 (22.39%) F5
6 14 (20.90%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.96%) Riverbed
8 5 (7.46%) HP
9 4 (5.97%) Brocade
9 4 (5.97%) IBM
10 3 (4.48%) Forcepoint
10 3 (4.48%) IronPort
11 2 (2.99%) CA
11 2 (2.99%) Dell
11 2 (2.99%) Ipanema Technologies
11 2 (2.99%) Nokia
12 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
12 1 (1.49%) NetScout
12 1 (1.49%) VMware