Period
to 3 March 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Palo Alto products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Palo Alto over the 6 months to 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Palo Alto Networks.

Palo Alto
UK > England
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 453 421 437
Rank change year-on-year -32 +16 +87
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 361 781 967
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.69% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 1.41% 1.68% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 340 710 877
Median annual salary £65,000 £58,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.07% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,625 £80,000 £85,625
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +4.17%

Palo Alto is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 25,531 46,362 57,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.60% 41.11% 41.62%
Number of salaries quoted 19,654 36,265 45,390
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Palo Alto in England.

Salary trend for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Palo Alto in England over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Palo Alto within the England region over the 6 months to 3 March 2021. 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
London -2 174 £72,500 +13.73% 48
South East +61 100 £52,500 -4.55% 11
North of England +39 44 £60,000 +41.18% 16
North West +37 24 £60,000 +50.00% 11
South West +39 21 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire +33 20 £62,500 +38.89% 5
Midlands +6 19 £47,500 +3.26% 11
West Midlands +6 11 £52,500 +23.53% 9
East Midlands +31 8 £42,500 -9.57% 2
East of England +36 2 £75,000 +48.51% 2
Palo Alto
UK

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, IT jobs citing Palo Alto also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 267 (73.96%) Cisco
2 245 (67.87%) Firewall
3 154 (42.66%) Cisco Certification
4 153 (42.38%) WAN
5 129 (35.73%) OSPF
6 127 (35.18%) LAN
7 115 (31.86%) BGP
7 115 (31.86%) Network Security
8 112 (31.02%) CCNP
9 108 (29.92%) F5
10 105 (29.09%) AWS
10 105 (29.09%) VPN
11 97 (26.87%) CheckPoint
12 87 (24.10%) Finance
13 83 (22.99%) Fortinet
14 79 (21.88%) Microsoft
15 75 (20.78%) Azure
16 71 (19.67%) Wireless
17 70 (19.39%) Cisco ASA
18 67 (18.56%) CCNA
19 66 (18.28%) MPLS
20 64 (17.73%) TCP/IP
21 62 (17.17%) Data Centre
22 60 (16.62%) Wi-Fi
23 54 (14.96%) DNS
24 53 (14.68%) ITIL
25 50 (13.85%) Linux
26 49 (13.57%) VoIP
27 47 (13.02%) Juniper
28 46 (12.74%) Python

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (3.88%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.83%) CMS
3 3 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.28%) IIS
4 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (9.42%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 105 (29.09%) AWS
2 75 (20.78%) Azure
3 40 (11.08%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (8.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 20 (5.54%) GCP
6 13 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (3.32%) Route 53
7 12 (3.32%) Slack
8 11 (3.05%) Mimecast
9 9 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (2.22%) SaaS
11 6 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.83%) OpenDNS
13 2 (0.55%) Cloudflare
13 2 (0.55%) IaaS
13 2 (0.55%) PaaS
13 2 (0.55%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.28%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 245 (67.87%) Firewall
2 153 (42.38%) WAN
3 129 (35.73%) OSPF
4 127 (35.18%) LAN
5 115 (31.86%) BGP
5 115 (31.86%) Network Security
6 105 (29.09%) VPN
7 71 (19.67%) Wireless
8 70 (19.39%) Cisco ASA
9 66 (18.28%) MPLS
10 64 (17.73%) TCP/IP
11 60 (16.62%) Wi-Fi
12 54 (14.96%) DNS
13 49 (13.57%) VoIP
14 46 (12.74%) Cisco Nexus
14 46 (12.74%) VLAN
15 44 (12.19%) EIGRP
16 36 (9.97%) IPsec
17 32 (8.86%) Cisco IOS
17 32 (8.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.55%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.55%) Power BI
3 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (2.49%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.83%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.83%) Snyk
4 2 (0.55%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 87 (24.10%) Finance
2 29 (8.03%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.99%) Banking
4 14 (3.88%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.49%) Law
6 8 (2.22%) Marketing
7 7 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.66%) Electronics
8 6 (1.66%) Retail
9 4 (1.11%) Legal
10 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 199 (55.12%) Network Engineer
2 59 (16.34%) Senior Network Engineer
3 46 (12.74%) Security Engineer
4 33 (9.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 28 (7.76%) Architect
6 26 (7.20%) Cisco Engineer
7 24 (6.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 23 (6.37%) AWS Engineer
9 18 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (4.71%) Analyst
10 17 (4.71%) Cloud Engineer
11 14 (3.88%) Network Architect
12 13 (3.60%) Consultant
12 13 (3.60%) Security Manager
12 13 (3.60%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 13 (3.60%) Senior Security Engineer
13 12 (3.32%) Network Team Leader
13 12 (3.32%) Team Leader
14 11 (3.05%) Security Architect
14 11 (3.05%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.22%) JSON
2 4 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (1.11%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.11%) YAML
3 3 (0.83%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.83%) Web Services
4 2 (0.55%) Middleware
5 1 (0.28%) .NET
5 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.28%) LDAP
5 1 (0.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.17%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.82%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (4.71%) Hedge funds
6 11 (3.05%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.66%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.39%) Replication
9 4 (1.11%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.11%) PKI
10 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.83%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (0.83%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.55%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.55%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 50 (13.85%) Linux
2 39 (10.80%) Windows
3 12 (3.32%) Mac OS X
3 12 (3.32%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.49%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.94%) Unix
6 7 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.39%) Check Point GAiA
7 5 (1.39%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (1.11%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.83%) Android
9 3 (0.83%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.55%) SUSE
10 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.68%) ITIL
2 41 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 36 (9.97%) Information Security
5 35 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (9.42%) Cybersecurity
7 30 (8.31%) Presales
7 30 (8.31%) Scrum
8 29 (8.03%) DevOps
9 27 (7.48%) Network Monitoring
10 26 (7.20%) Change Management
10 26 (7.20%) Network Design
11 24 (6.65%) Security Architecture
12 23 (6.37%) Network Virtualisation
12 23 (6.37%) Problem Management
13 22 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (5.54%) Service Delivery
15 19 (5.26%) Network Architecture
15 19 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 19 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.74%) Python
2 16 (4.43%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.05%) C
4 6 (1.66%) SQL
5 5 (1.39%) PHP
5 5 (1.39%) R
6 4 (1.11%) Go
6 4 (1.11%) Ruby
7 3 (0.83%) C#
7 3 (0.83%) C++
7 3 (0.83%) Perl
7 3 (0.83%) VB
8 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 154 (42.66%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (31.02%) CCNP
3 67 (18.56%) CCNA
4 29 (8.03%) CCIE
5 28 (7.76%) CISSP
5 28 (7.76%) SC Cleared
5 28 (7.76%) Security Cleared
6 23 (6.37%) Degree
7 22 (6.09%) MCSE
7 22 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (4.99%) CISM
8 18 (4.99%) RHCSA
9 17 (4.71%) CISA
10 16 (4.43%) CompTIA Security+
11 15 (4.16%) SSCP
12 12 (3.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (3.32%) RHCE
13 11 (3.05%) CCDP
14 7 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (1.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.05%) SLA
3 8 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.66%) NIST
5 4 (1.11%) GDPR
6 2 (0.55%) COBIT
7 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.28%) QA
7 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (7.76%) Active Directory
3 23 (6.37%) VMware NSX
4 9 (2.49%) Firmware
5 8 (2.22%) Docker
6 7 (1.94%) vSphere
7 5 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.83%) Snort
9 3 (0.83%) Squid
10 2 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.55%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.55%) XenApp
11 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 44 (12.19%) Ansible
2 24 (6.65%) Terraform
3 20 (5.54%) SCCM
4 18 (4.99%) Nessus
5 14 (3.88%) Puppet
6 13 (3.60%) Nagios
7 12 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (3.05%) FortiGate
9 9 (2.49%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (1.66%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (1.11%) Cacti
12 4 (1.11%) HAProxy
12 4 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
13 3 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.83%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.83%) Suricata
Vendors
1 267 (73.96%) Cisco
2 108 (29.92%) F5
3 97 (26.87%) CheckPoint
4 83 (22.99%) Fortinet
5 79 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 47 (13.02%) Juniper
7 45 (12.47%) VMware
8 42 (11.63%) Aruba
9 34 (9.42%) SolarWinds
9 34 (9.42%) Symantec
10 31 (8.59%) HP
10 31 (8.59%) Meraki
11 29 (8.03%) McAfee
12 27 (7.48%) Avaya
12 27 (7.48%) Splunk
13 21 (5.82%) Riverbed
14 18 (4.99%) Google
15 17 (4.71%) Red Hat
16 16 (4.43%) Arista
16 16 (4.43%) Tufin