Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 519 394 363
Rank change year-on-year -125 -31 +211
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 572 302 1,084
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.68% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 1.33% 1.74% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 472 245 689
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
75th Percentile £68,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £84,975 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £58,750 £58,750 £57,500
% change year-on-year +0.00% +2.17% -2.13%

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 42,870 17,328 53,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.86% 38.93% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 28,898 14,016 41,163
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -172 234 £65,000 -7.14% 45
South East -52 150 £55,000 +7.32% 25
North of England -69 89 £47,500 -9.52% 18
Midlands -106 58 £52,500 +5.00% 17
North West -68 53 £47,500 -20.83% 16
Yorkshire -80 43 £45,000 -10.00% 2
West Midlands -121 41 £54,000 +2.86% 8
East of England -65 36 £45,000 -5.26% 16
South West -81 21 £65,000 +46.89% 4
East Midlands -64 19 £47,500 +11.76% 9
North East - 13 £45,000 -
Palo Alto
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 475 (83.04%) Firewall
2 401 (70.10%) Cisco
3 233 (40.73%) Cisco Certification
4 184 (32.17%) WAN
5 180 (31.47%) CCNP
5 180 (31.47%) Network Security
6 176 (30.77%) Azure
7 158 (27.62%) VPN
8 154 (26.92%) CheckPoint
9 153 (26.75%) BGP
10 151 (26.40%) LAN
11 127 (22.20%) OSPF
11 127 (22.20%) Fortinet
12 122 (21.33%) Juniper
13 109 (19.06%) Microsoft
14 104 (18.18%) F5
15 102 (17.83%) Data Centre
16 101 (17.66%) Social Skills
16 101 (17.66%) Windows
17 98 (17.13%) Wireless
18 97 (16.96%) CCNA
18 97 (16.96%) PowerShell
19 94 (16.43%) Microsoft 365
20 90 (15.73%) TCP/IP
21 89 (15.56%) Active Directory
22 87 (15.21%) DNS
22 87 (15.21%) MPLS
22 87 (15.21%) Cybersecurity
23 85 (14.86%) Finance
24 80 (13.99%) Network Design

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 23 (4.02%) IIS
2 15 (2.62%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.27%) Confluence
4 11 (1.92%) CMS
4 11 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (1.92%) Umbraco
4 11 (1.92%) WordPress
5 4 (0.70%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.92%) Sage 200
2 9 (1.57%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.52%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 176 (30.77%) Azure
2 94 (16.43%) Microsoft 365
3 64 (11.19%) AWS
4 39 (6.82%) IaaS
5 36 (6.29%) Mimecast
6 35 (6.12%) SaaS
7 29 (5.07%) PaaS
8 26 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (3.15%) Cloudflare
10 17 (2.97%) Azure Storage
11 16 (2.80%) Azure Sentinel
11 16 (2.80%) GCP
12 15 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (1.92%) OneDrive
15 9 (1.57%) Azure Key Vault
15 9 (1.57%) OpenDNS
16 5 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.70%) AWS Direct Connect
18 2 (0.35%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 475 (83.04%) Firewall
2 184 (32.17%) WAN
3 180 (31.47%) Network Security
4 158 (27.62%) VPN
5 153 (26.75%) BGP
6 151 (26.40%) LAN
7 127 (22.20%) OSPF
8 98 (17.13%) Wireless
9 90 (15.73%) TCP/IP
10 87 (15.21%) DNS
10 87 (15.21%) MPLS
11 80 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
12 76 (13.29%) Wi-Fi
13 71 (12.41%) VLAN
14 70 (12.24%) IPsec
15 62 (10.84%) VoIP
16 58 (10.14%) EIGRP
16 58 (10.14%) SD-WAN
17 54 (9.44%) DHCP
18 50 (8.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.05%) GIS
3 3 (0.52%) Data Vault
3 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.35%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.35%) DB2
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (4.90%) JIRA
2 26 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.27%) Metasploit
3 13 (2.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.35%) Snyk
4 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.35%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.17%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 101 (17.66%) Social Skills
2 85 (14.86%) Finance
3 29 (5.07%) Public Sector
4 27 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 16 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.45%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.27%) Banking
8 13 (2.27%) Documentation Skills
9 12 (2.10%) Marketing
10 10 (1.75%) Electronics
10 10 (1.75%) Retail
11 9 (1.57%) Law
12 8 (1.40%) Legal
12 8 (1.40%) Organisational Skills
13 7 (1.22%) Brand Awareness
13 7 (1.22%) Games
14 6 (1.05%) Publishing
15 5 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
16 4 (0.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 286 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 111 (19.41%) Security Engineer
3 93 (16.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 84 (14.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 65 (11.36%) Network Security Engineer
6 59 (10.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 55 (9.62%) Firewall Engineer
8 39 (6.82%) Analyst
9 34 (5.94%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 30 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (4.72%) Architect
12 24 (4.20%) Consultant
13 23 (4.02%) Administrator
14 22 (3.85%) Juniper Engineer
14 22 (3.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 22 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
15 21 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
16 19 (3.32%) Azure Administrator
16 19 (3.32%) Azure Engineer
16 19 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.15%) 802.1X
2 13 (2.27%) JSON
3 12 (2.10%) XML
4 9 (1.57%) Regular Expression
5 7 (1.22%) Web Services
6 5 (0.87%) LDAP
7 4 (0.70%) ISPF
8 1 (0.17%) ARM Templates
8 1 (0.17%) COM
8 1 (0.17%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.17%) WSH
8 1 (0.17%) XMPP
8 1 (0.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 102 (17.83%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.32%) User Experience
3 18 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (2.62%) Private Cloud
6 11 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.57%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.40%) PKI
9 7 (1.22%) DataPower
9 7 (1.22%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.05%) Tandem
11 5 (0.87%) Clustering
11 5 (0.87%) Video\Live Streaming
12 4 (0.70%) Biotechnology
12 4 (0.70%) IPTV
12 4 (0.70%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 101 (17.66%) Windows
2 60 (10.49%) Windows Server
3 32 (5.59%) Linux
4 29 (5.07%) Windows 10
5 26 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (3.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (3.50%) Windows Server 2019
7 19 (3.32%) Android
8 16 (2.80%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.75%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.87%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.35%) Unix
12 2 (0.35%) VMS
13 1 (0.17%) CentOS
13 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (15.21%) Cybersecurity
2 80 (13.99%) Network Design
3 58 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 49 (8.57%) ITIL
4 49 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (7.87%) SIEM
7 43 (7.52%) Presales
8 38 (6.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 36 (6.29%) Information Security
10 32 (5.59%) DevOps
11 29 (5.07%) Project Delivery
11 29 (5.07%) Project Management
12 28 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 28 (4.90%) Network Management
13 27 (4.72%) Problem Management
14 26 (4.55%) Service Delivery
15 24 (4.20%) Computer Science
15 24 (4.20%) Infrastructure as Code
16 23 (4.02%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 97 (16.96%) PowerShell
2 66 (11.54%) Python
3 15 (2.62%) SQL
4 14 (2.45%) C
5 11 (1.92%) Perl
6 6 (1.05%) C#
7 5 (0.87%) C++
7 5 (0.87%) VB
8 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 233 (40.73%) Cisco Certification
2 180 (31.47%) CCNP
3 97 (16.96%) CCNA
4 62 (10.84%) Security Cleared
5 56 (9.79%) SC Cleared
6 51 (8.92%) Degree
7 45 (7.87%) CCIE
8 22 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (3.50%) CISSP
9 20 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (2.62%) CCDP
11 13 (2.27%) JNCIA
12 11 (1.92%) JNCIP
13 10 (1.75%) CISM
14 7 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.22%) MCSE
15 6 (1.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 6 (1.05%) CCIE Service Provider
15 6 (1.05%) DBS Check
15 6 (1.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.50%) SLA
2 19 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.10%) NIST
4 9 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (1.22%) GDPR
5 7 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.05%) SOC 2
7 4 (0.70%) PMO
8 2 (0.35%) GxP
9 1 (0.17%) COBIT
9 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 89 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 56 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.90%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.32%) Firmware
5 14 (2.45%) vSphere
6 12 (2.10%) VMware NSX
7 11 (1.92%) Docker
8 8 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.22%) Snort
10 5 (0.87%) Squid
11 4 (0.70%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.52%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 31 (5.42%) Terraform
2 27 (4.72%) FortiGate
3 22 (3.85%) SCCM
4 19 (3.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 17 (2.97%) Ansible
6 15 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (2.62%) SolarWinds Orion
7 14 (2.45%) QRadar
8 13 (2.27%) Nessus
9 11 (1.92%) Kubernetes
9 11 (1.92%) Nmap
10 10 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
11 7 (1.22%) Pingdom
12 6 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.87%) Nexpose
13 5 (0.87%) Suricata
14 4 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
15 3 (0.52%) Jamf Pro
15 3 (0.52%) vCenter Server
16 2 (0.35%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 401 (70.10%) Cisco
2 154 (26.92%) CheckPoint
3 127 (22.20%) Fortinet
4 122 (21.33%) Juniper
5 109 (19.06%) Microsoft
6 104 (18.18%) F5
7 76 (13.29%) Aruba
8 75 (13.11%) Meraki
9 65 (11.36%) VMware
10 54 (9.44%) SolarWinds
11 51 (8.92%) McAfee
12 38 (6.64%) Splunk
13 29 (5.07%) Zscaler
14 28 (4.90%) HP
15 25 (4.37%) Sophos
16 23 (4.02%) SonicWALL
17 21 (3.67%) Arista
17 21 (3.67%) Dell
18 19 (3.32%) Citrix
19 16 (2.80%) Forcepoint