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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
UK
Rank 819 861 804
Rank change year-on-year +42 -57  
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 30 85 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.083% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.48% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 19 71 126
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 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -22.50% +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 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 13434 17718 19311
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.04% 17.27% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10953 14664 15361
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for FWSM in the UK

FWSM
Top 19 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 23 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
England +40 28 £40,000 -23.80%
South East +52 12 £40,000 -23.80%
Surrey +24 8 £40,000 -21.95%
East of England - 8 £50,000 -
Watford - 8 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 8 £50,000 -
Reigate +29 7 £40,000 -20.00%
London +33 5 £52,500 -
Berkshire +32 4 £50,000 -11.11%
West Midlands - 4 £34,000 -
Coventry - 3 £34,000 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Reading +39 1 - -
City of London +35 1 £47,500 -9.52%
Slough - 1 £50,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £37,500 -
South Wales - 1 £37,500 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £37,500 -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for FWSM.

1 74 (100.00%) Cisco
2 69 (93.24%) Firewall
3 62 (83.78%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (81.08%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (72.97%) BGP
6 52 (70.27%) Juniper
7 49 (66.22%) CCNP
8 48 (64.86%) OSPF
8 48 (64.86%) Palo Alto
9 42 (56.76%) Network Security
10 40 (54.05%) WAN
11 39 (52.70%) LAN
12 38 (51.35%) CCNA
13 34 (45.95%) DNS
14 31 (41.89%) Wireless
15 26 (35.14%) MPLS
16 25 (33.78%) EIGRP
17 24 (32.43%) CheckPoint
17 24 (32.43%) TCP/IP
18 21 (28.38%) VPN
19 20 (27.03%) F5
20 18 (24.32%) Kalman Filter
21 16 (21.62%) SNMP
22 15 (20.27%) SolarWinds
23 14 (18.92%) ADSL
23 14 (18.92%) SLA
24 13 (17.57%) Cisco Nexus
25 12 (16.22%) SolarWinds Orion
26 11 (14.86%) CCIE
27 10 (13.51%) Cisco PIX

FWSM
Top Related 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 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 69 (93.24%) Firewall
2 60 (81.08%) Cisco ASA
3 54 (72.97%) BGP
4 48 (64.86%) OSPF
5 42 (56.76%) Network Security
6 40 (54.05%) WAN
7 39 (52.70%) LAN
8 34 (45.95%) DNS
9 31 (41.89%) Wireless
10 26 (35.14%) MPLS
11 25 (33.78%) EIGRP
12 24 (32.43%) TCP/IP
13 21 (28.38%) VPN
14 16 (21.62%) SNMP
15 14 (18.92%) ADSL
16 13 (17.57%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (13.51%) Cisco PIX
17 10 (13.51%) Cisco Wireless
18 9 (12.16%) Ethernet
18 9 (12.16%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Back Office
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (74.32%) Network Engineer
2 16 (21.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (14.86%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (14.86%) Security Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) Analyst
6 8 (10.81%) Network Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Network Support
8 3 (4.05%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Network Manager
9 2 (2.70%) Network Operations Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Security Architect
10 1 (1.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 1 (1.35%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.81%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (5.41%) iPad
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.70%) IVR
5 1 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.32%) Kalman Filter
2 10 (13.51%) Capacity Planning
2 10 (13.51%) Network Management
3 9 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (12.16%) Network Load Balancing
4 8 (10.81%) Contract Management
4 8 (10.81%) Migration
4 8 (10.81%) Network Design
4 8 (10.81%) Security Monitoring
4 8 (10.81%) Security Operations
5 7 (9.46%) ITIL
6 4 (5.41%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.05%) High Availability
7 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.70%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.70%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.70%) SIEM
8 2 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 62 (83.78%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (66.22%) CCNP
3 38 (51.35%) CCNA
4 11 (14.86%) CCIE
5 9 (12.16%) CCSP
6 8 (10.81%) Degree
7 1 (1.35%) CCDP
7 1 (1.35%) CCSE
7 1 (1.35%) CCVP
7 1 (1.35%) CISSP
7 1 (1.35%) IISP
7 1 (1.35%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) SLA
2 5 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) Firmware
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (5.41%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (4.05%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.35%) QRadar
Vendors
1 74 (100.00%) Cisco
2 52 (70.27%) Juniper
3 48 (64.86%) Palo Alto
4 24 (32.43%) CheckPoint
5 20 (27.03%) F5
6 15 (20.27%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.11%) HP
7 6 (8.11%) Riverbed
8 5 (6.76%) IBM
9 4 (5.41%) Brocade
9 4 (5.41%) IronPort
10 3 (4.05%) CA
10 3 (4.05%) Forcepoint
10 3 (4.05%) Nokia
11 2 (2.70%) Aruba
11 2 (2.70%) Dell
11 2 (2.70%) Ipanema Technologies
11 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.70%) NetScout
11 2 (2.70%) VMware