The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
England / South West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 252 247
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 0 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.051% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.26% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 2
Median salary - £32,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -38.09%  
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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 784 1157 1001
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.56% 19.71% 16.53%
Number of salaries quoted 593 973 860
Median salary £36,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.86% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £54,174
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 West

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

FWSM
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for FWSM in the South West

FWSM
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco IPT
2 3 (75.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) IronPort
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) CA
3 2 (50.00%) Nokia
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (25.00%) Network Design
4 1 (25.00%) NetScout

FWSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco IPT
2 3 (75.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) H.323
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) MGCP
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) IronPort
3 2 (50.00%) CA
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Nokia
3 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) NetScout
4 1 (25.00%) VMware