The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 222
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 0 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - - 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 6
Median salary - - £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £46,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +18.27% -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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 780 906 875
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.29% 14.64% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 611 721 780
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,059 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

FWSM
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for FWSM in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) CCSP
2 3 (75.00%) Contract Management
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (25.00%) Presales
4 1 (25.00%) Software Optimisation
4 1 (25.00%) QRadar
4 1 (25.00%) IISP
4 1 (25.00%) Tufin
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (25.00%) Splunk
4 1 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (25.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) CCDP

FWSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) SNMP
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Contract Management
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Presales
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Software Optimisation
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) CCSP
3 1 (25.00%) CCDP
3 1 (25.00%) CCSE
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) IISP
3 1 (25.00%) ISSAP
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (25.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Forcepoint
3 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Splunk
3 1 (25.00%) Tufin