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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 852 820
Rank change year-on-year +9 -32  
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 31 83 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.084% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.50% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 29 78 88
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £32,500 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £46,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +23.65% -11.42%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14393 16653 18928
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.19% 16.92% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11726 13863 15428
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for FWSM in the UK

FWSM
Top 11 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 3 months to 28 June 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
England +1 29 £57,500 +9.52%
South East +50 23 £57,500 +9.52%
Berkshire +44 23 £57,500 +9.52%
Reading +39 19 £58,000 -3.33%
South West -6 5 £42,500 +33.85%
Bristol - 4 £47,500 -
South Wales - 2 £37,500 -
Caerphilly - 2 £37,500 -
Wales - 2 £37,500 -
Somerset -5 1 £42,500 +33.85%
London -17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 61 (100.00%) Cisco
2 56 (91.80%) Firewall
3 47 (77.05%) Cisco ASA
4 45 (73.77%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (70.49%) Juniper
5 43 (70.49%) CCNP
6 30 (49.18%) LAN
7 28 (45.90%) WAN
8 25 (40.98%) Cisco PIX
9 24 (39.34%) Wireless
10 21 (34.43%) CheckPoint
10 21 (34.43%) BGP
11 17 (27.87%) EIGRP
11 17 (27.87%) CCNA
11 17 (27.87%) VPN
12 16 (26.23%) Network Security
12 16 (26.23%) Palo Alto
13 15 (24.59%) F5
13 15 (24.59%) JNCIS
13 15 (24.59%) MPLS
14 14 (22.95%) Degree
15 13 (21.31%) OSPF
15 13 (21.31%) ITIL
16 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
16 12 (19.67%) SolarWinds
16 12 (19.67%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (18.03%) DNS
18 10 (16.39%) SolarWinds Orion
18 10 (16.39%) DMVPN
19 9 (14.75%) SSL

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 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 56 (91.80%) Firewall
2 47 (77.05%) Cisco ASA
3 30 (49.18%) LAN
4 28 (45.90%) WAN
5 25 (40.98%) Cisco PIX
6 24 (39.34%) Wireless
7 21 (34.43%) BGP
8 17 (27.87%) EIGRP
8 17 (27.87%) VPN
9 16 (26.23%) Network Security
10 15 (24.59%) MPLS
11 13 (21.31%) OSPF
12 12 (19.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
13 11 (18.03%) DNS
14 10 (16.39%) DMVPN
15 9 (14.75%) SSL
16 8 (13.11%) DWDM
16 8 (13.11%) Frame Relay
17 7 (11.48%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Digital Economy
2 5 (8.20%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (72.13%) Network Engineer
2 20 (32.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (26.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (24.59%) Implementation Engineer
4 15 (24.59%) Juniper Engineer
4 15 (24.59%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Consultant
5 5 (8.20%) Security Consultant
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Security Consultant
5 5 (8.20%) SIEM Consultant
5 5 (8.20%) Splunk Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Network Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Network Support
7 3 (4.92%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) CSS
2 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.92%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.64%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) ITIL
2 8 (13.11%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (13.11%) Migration
3 7 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (9.84%) Network Design
4 6 (9.84%) Presales
4 6 (9.84%) SIEM
5 5 (8.20%) Information Security
5 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.20%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (8.20%) Project Planning
5 5 (8.20%) Regulatory Compliance
5 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
5 5 (8.20%) Security Architecture
5 5 (8.20%) Threat Modelling
5 5 (8.20%) Use Case
5 5 (8.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (4.92%) Contract Management
6 3 (4.92%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 45 (73.77%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (70.49%) CCNP
3 17 (27.87%) CCNA
4 15 (24.59%) JNCIS
5 14 (22.95%) Degree
6 8 (13.11%) CCIE
7 6 (9.84%) CISSP
8 5 (8.20%) CISM
9 3 (4.92%) CCSP
10 1 (1.64%) CCDP
10 1 (1.64%) CCSE
10 1 (1.64%) IISP
10 1 (1.64%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.64%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.20%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (8.20%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (8.20%) Nessus
2 5 (8.20%) Nmap
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.64%) QRadar
Vendors
1 61 (100.00%) Cisco
2 43 (70.49%) Juniper
3 21 (34.43%) CheckPoint
4 16 (26.23%) Palo Alto
5 15 (24.59%) F5
6 12 (19.67%) SolarWinds
7 8 (13.11%) HP
8 7 (11.48%) Forcepoint
9 6 (9.84%) Dell
9 6 (9.84%) Ipanema Technologies
9 6 (9.84%) Riverbed
9 6 (9.84%) Splunk
10 5 (8.20%) Aruba
10 5 (8.20%) NetWitness
10 5 (8.20%) Qualys
11 4 (6.56%) Brocade
11 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
11 4 (6.56%) VMware
12 3 (4.92%) IBM
13 2 (3.28%) Fortinet