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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
England / West Midlands
Rank 209 - 206
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 4 0 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.085% - 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% - 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 10
Median salary £34,000 - £50,000
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 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 723 935 784
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.31% 15.23% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 590 748 669
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +15.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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

FWSM
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Coventry - 3 £34,000 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 9 (100.00%) CCNP
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (100.00%) OSPF
1 9 (100.00%) BGP
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Network Security
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (88.89%) SolarWinds
2 8 (88.89%) SolarWinds Orion
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) Palo Alto
2 8 (88.89%) CCSP
2 8 (88.89%) Contract Management
2 8 (88.89%) Wireless
2 8 (88.89%) CCNA
3 5 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 1 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (11.11%) Presales
5 1 (11.11%) Software Optimisation
5 1 (11.11%) QRadar
5 1 (11.11%) IISP
5 1 (11.11%) Tufin
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) Splunk
5 1 (11.11%) SIEM
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (11.11%) Malware Detection/Protection

FWSM
Top Related 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 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) BGP
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (100.00%) Network Security
1 9 (100.00%) OSPF
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) Wireless
3 5 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) SNMP
5 1 (11.11%) SSL
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) VLAN
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Contract Management
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Presales
2 1 (11.11%) SIEM
2 1 (11.11%) Software Optimisation
2 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CCNP
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (88.89%) CCNA
2 8 (88.89%) CCSP
3 1 (11.11%) CCDP
3 1 (11.11%) CCSE
3 1 (11.11%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) IISP
3 1 (11.11%) ISSAP
3 1 (11.11%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 8 (88.89%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (11.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) Palo Alto
2 8 (88.89%) SolarWinds
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) Forcepoint
3 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (11.11%) Tufin