Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for FWSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited FWSM over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1178 1077 1175
Rank change year-on-year -101 +98 -36
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 25 147 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.077% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.088% 0.46% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 16 129 74
UK median annual salary £58,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.48% -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £56,500 £36,250 £37,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £71,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +16.00% -16.67% +35.59%

FWSM is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 28278 32297 36572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 16.98% 16.68%
Number of salaries quoted 22900 26451 30237
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FWSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FWSM in the UK

FWSM
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for FWSM in the UK

FWSM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing FWSM over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for FWSM in the UK

FWSM
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -56 25 £58,000 +10.48%
UK excluding London -28 20 £58,000 +16.00%
South East -6 17 £58,000 +20.83%
London -36 5 - -
Midlands - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 with a requirement for FWSM.

1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 21 (84.00%) Firewall
3 20 (80.00%) Cisco PIX
4 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (56.00%) Linux
5 14 (56.00%) VPN
6 11 (44.00%) ITIL
6 11 (44.00%) CCNP
6 11 (44.00%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (40.00%) IPsec
7 10 (40.00%) Degree
7 10 (40.00%) Presales
8 9 (36.00%) Threat Modelling
8 9 (36.00%) DMVPN
8 9 (36.00%) NetWitness
8 9 (36.00%) Regulatory Compliance
8 9 (36.00%) Digital Economy
8 9 (36.00%) Use Case
8 9 (36.00%) Qualys
8 9 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (36.00%) Project Planning
8 9 (36.00%) PCI DSS
8 9 (36.00%) Security Architecture
8 9 (36.00%) Splunk
8 9 (36.00%) SIEM
8 9 (36.00%) CISM
8 9 (36.00%) Risk Management
8 9 (36.00%) Finance
8 9 (36.00%) Legal

FWSM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 21 (84.00%) Firewall
3 20 (80.00%) Cisco PIX
4 14 (56.00%) VPN
5 10 (40.00%) IPsec
6 9 (36.00%) BGP
6 9 (36.00%) DMVPN
6 9 (36.00%) SSL
7 6 (24.00%) LAN
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 5 (20.00%) WAN
9 4 (16.00%) BIG-IP
9 4 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (16.00%) DNS
9 4 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (16.00%) NX-OS
9 4 (16.00%) OSPF
10 3 (12.00%) Network Security
11 2 (8.00%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (36.00%) Digital Economy
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
1 9 (36.00%) Legal
2 4 (16.00%) Games
2 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Consultant
2 9 (36.00%) Security Consultant
2 9 (36.00%) Senior Consultant
2 9 (36.00%) Senior Security Consultant
2 9 (36.00%) SIEM Consultant
2 9 (36.00%) Splunk Consultant
3 7 (28.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) Network Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Network Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Technical Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (8.00%) iPad
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) ITIL
1 11 (44.00%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Presales
3 9 (36.00%) Information Security
3 9 (36.00%) Project Planning
3 9 (36.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 9 (36.00%) Risk Management
3 9 (36.00%) Security Architecture
3 9 (36.00%) SIEM
3 9 (36.00%) Threat Modelling
3 9 (36.00%) Use Case
3 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 5 (20.00%) Service Management
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) Network Management
5 4 (16.00%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (8.00%) Network Design
8 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (44.00%) CCNP
3 10 (40.00%) Degree
4 9 (36.00%) CISM
4 9 (36.00%) CISSP
5 7 (28.00%) JNCIS
6 4 (16.00%) CCSP
7 3 (12.00%) CCNA
8 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
8 1 (4.00%) PMP
8 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (36.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) Nessus
1 9 (36.00%) Nmap
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (16.00%) Cacti
3 4 (16.00%) Nagios
3 4 (16.00%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (36.00%) Juniper
2 9 (36.00%) NetWitness
2 9 (36.00%) Qualys
2 9 (36.00%) Splunk
3 6 (24.00%) F5
4 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.00%) Aruba
5 1 (4.00%) CA
5 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto