Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 341 309
Rank change year-on-year +16 -32 -
Permanent jobs citing FWSM 3 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.030% 0.017% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.11% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 7
West Midlands median annual salary - £34,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -38.18% -
England median annual salary £58,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.48% -4.55% +22.22%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1598 1842 1729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.76% 16.04% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1296 1430 1531
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £23,875 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,125 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing FWSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 23 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
Birmingham - 3 - -
FWSM
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) OSPF
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) PMP
3 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) PKI

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Technical Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Presales
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (33.33%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper