The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 422 410
Rank change year-on-year +38 -12  
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 12 26 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.080% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.60% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8 26 43
Median salary £40,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.80% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,350 £24,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £57,750 £52,500
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2960 4319 4598
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.74% 22.18% 21.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2406 3658 3513
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +3.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £63,550
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

FWSM
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for FWSM in the South East

FWSM
Salary Histogram in the South East

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

Salary histogram for FWSM in the South East

FWSM
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the South East 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
Surrey +35 7 £40,000 -21.95%
Berkshire +42 5 £52,500 -6.66%
FWSM
England

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 South East region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
1 31 (100.00%) Juniper
2 30 (96.77%) Firewall
3 29 (93.55%) Cisco ASA
4 27 (87.10%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (83.87%) LAN
5 26 (83.87%) WAN
6 25 (80.65%) DNS
6 25 (80.65%) Palo Alto
7 22 (70.97%) CCNA
7 22 (70.97%) OSPF
7 22 (70.97%) BGP
8 21 (67.74%) TCP/IP
9 15 (48.39%) CCNP
10 14 (45.16%) Network Security
10 14 (45.16%) SNMP
11 13 (41.94%) ADSL
12 12 (38.71%) SLA
13 10 (32.26%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (29.03%) Ethernet
15 7 (22.58%) F5
16 6 (19.35%) MPLS
17 5 (16.13%) Wireless
18 4 (12.90%) VPN
18 4 (12.90%) iPad
18 4 (12.90%) Cisco PIX
19 3 (9.68%) Cisco Wireless
19 3 (9.68%) 802.1X
19 3 (9.68%) Network Management
19 3 (9.68%) ITIL

FWSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (3.23%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (96.77%) Firewall
2 29 (93.55%) Cisco ASA
3 26 (83.87%) LAN
3 26 (83.87%) WAN
4 25 (80.65%) DNS
5 22 (70.97%) BGP
5 22 (70.97%) OSPF
6 21 (67.74%) TCP/IP
7 14 (45.16%) Network Security
7 14 (45.16%) SNMP
8 13 (41.94%) ADSL
9 9 (29.03%) Ethernet
10 6 (19.35%) MPLS
11 5 (16.13%) Wireless
12 4 (12.90%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (12.90%) VPN
13 3 (9.68%) Cisco Wireless
13 3 (9.68%) DHCP
13 3 (9.68%) EIGRP
13 3 (9.68%) TACACS
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Network Engineer
2 15 (48.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (29.03%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 7 (22.58%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (19.35%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Network Support
6 3 (9.68%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Implementation Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Juniper Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Security Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Security Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) iPad
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (9.68%) Network Management
3 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.23%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.23%) Data Security
4 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.23%) High Availability
4 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (3.23%) Network Design
4 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Presales
4 1 (3.23%) SIEM
4 1 (3.23%) Software Optimisation
4 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 27 (87.10%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (70.97%) CCNA
3 15 (48.39%) CCNP
4 2 (6.45%) CCIE
5 1 (3.23%) CCDP
5 1 (3.23%) CCSE
5 1 (3.23%) CISSP
5 1 (3.23%) IISP
5 1 (3.23%) ISSAP
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) SLA
2 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.23%) QRadar
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
1 31 (100.00%) Juniper
2 25 (80.65%) Palo Alto
3 7 (22.58%) F5
4 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
4 3 (9.68%) Forcepoint
4 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 2 (6.45%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Ipanema Technologies
6 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Splunk
6 1 (3.23%) Tufin