Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 370 368 596
Rank change year-on-year -2 +228 -169
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 441 1,119 695
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.85% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.78% 2.00% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 390 763 620
Median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £39,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £82,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 24,828 56,085 69,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.07% 42.43% 43.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19,173 43,450 54,144
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,957 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
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 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +130 232 £65,000 -7.14% 11
South East +42 74 £50,000 -20.00% 9
North of England -66 49 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Midlands +83 42 £50,000 +17.65% 4
West Midlands +54 39 £50,000 +24.22% 4
East of England +64 32 £55,000 -3.51% 1
North West +104 31 £60,000 +57.89% 2
Yorkshire -75 14 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South West +90 8 £45,000 - 1
North East +12 4 £42,500 -34.62%
East Midlands +71 3 £35,000 -36.36%
Palo Alto
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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.

1 401 (90.93%) Cisco
2 380 (86.17%) Firewall
3 240 (54.42%) Cisco Certification
4 226 (51.25%) WAN
5 184 (41.72%) CCNP
6 168 (38.10%) OSPF
7 167 (37.87%) LAN
8 165 (37.41%) BGP
8 165 (37.41%) CheckPoint
9 154 (34.92%) Network Security
10 151 (34.24%) VPN
11 144 (32.65%) Wireless
12 139 (31.52%) MPLS
13 137 (31.07%) Cisco ASA
14 120 (27.21%) Finance
15 117 (26.53%) Microsoft
16 116 (26.30%) Azure
16 116 (26.30%) Data Centre
17 97 (22.00%) F5
18 94 (21.32%) CCNA
18 94 (21.32%) Active Directory
19 88 (19.95%) Cisco Nexus
20 86 (19.50%) VMware
21 80 (18.14%) AWS
22 78 (17.69%) Fortinet
23 77 (17.46%) TCP/IP
24 74 (16.78%) DNS
25 72 (16.33%) Office 365
26 69 (15.65%) Meraki
27 68 (15.42%) DHCP

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 16 (3.63%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.81%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.59%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.36%) IIS
6 2 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 50 (11.34%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.40%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 116 (26.30%) Azure
2 80 (18.14%) AWS
3 72 (16.33%) Office 365
4 26 (5.90%) GCP
5 19 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (3.17%) Route 53
7 12 (2.72%) Slack
8 4 (0.91%) SaaS
9 3 (0.68%) IaaS
10 2 (0.45%) Akamai
10 2 (0.45%) PaaS
10 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 380 (86.17%) Firewall
2 226 (51.25%) WAN
3 168 (38.10%) OSPF
4 167 (37.87%) LAN
5 165 (37.41%) BGP
6 154 (34.92%) Network Security
7 151 (34.24%) VPN
8 144 (32.65%) Wireless
9 139 (31.52%) MPLS
10 137 (31.07%) Cisco ASA
11 88 (19.95%) Cisco Nexus
12 77 (17.46%) TCP/IP
13 74 (16.78%) DNS
14 68 (15.42%) DHCP
15 66 (14.97%) EIGRP
16 62 (14.06%) IPsec
17 59 (13.38%) VLAN
17 59 (13.38%) VoIP
18 53 (12.02%) Wi-Fi
19 45 (10.20%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.49%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.23%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 9 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.36%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.45%) Bazaar
4 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.45%) JIRA
4 2 (0.45%) Metasploit
General
1 120 (27.21%) Finance
2 51 (11.56%) Telecoms
3 28 (6.35%) Banking
4 27 (6.12%) Public Sector
5 24 (5.44%) Marketing
6 21 (4.76%) Manufacturing
7 20 (4.54%) Electronics
8 17 (3.85%) Financial Institution
9 11 (2.49%) Investment Banking
10 9 (2.04%) Law
11 5 (1.13%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.91%) Games
13 2 (0.45%) Back Office
13 2 (0.45%) International Banking
14 1 (0.23%) Legal
14 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 271 (61.45%) Network Engineer
2 106 (24.04%) Senior Network Engineer
3 83 (18.82%) Security Engineer
4 49 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 31 (7.03%) Cisco Engineer
5 31 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (6.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 25 (5.67%) Architect
8 18 (4.08%) Consultant
8 18 (4.08%) IT Engineer
8 18 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
9 17 (3.85%) Network Architect
9 17 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
9 17 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
10 14 (3.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 14 (3.17%) Network Specialist
10 14 (3.17%) Security Architect
10 14 (3.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (3.17%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 14 (3.17%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.62%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.04%) REST
3 8 (1.81%) XMPP
4 6 (1.36%) Middleware
5 5 (1.13%) Web Services
6 3 (0.68%) JSON
6 3 (0.68%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.68%) YAML
7 1 (0.23%) CSS
7 1 (0.23%) HTML
7 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 116 (26.30%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.99%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.49%) DataPower
6 10 (2.27%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.04%) CMDB
7 9 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.04%) PKI
8 6 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.13%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.13%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.91%) Blog
10 4 (0.91%) Clustering
10 4 (0.91%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.91%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.68%) BYOD
12 2 (0.45%) Replication
12 2 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 62 (14.06%) Windows
2 44 (9.98%) Windows Server
3 43 (9.75%) Linux
4 20 (4.54%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.72%) Mac OS X
7 11 (2.49%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.04%) Unix
9 8 (1.81%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.91%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.68%) CentOS
13 2 (0.45%) Solaris
13 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.23%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (14.97%) ITIL
2 62 (14.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 55 (12.47%) Cybersecurity
4 47 (10.66%) Network Monitoring
5 46 (10.43%) Load Balancing
6 43 (9.75%) SIEM
7 39 (8.84%) Information Security
8 33 (7.48%) Network Design
8 33 (7.48%) Project Delivery
9 32 (7.26%) Identity Management
10 30 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (6.58%) Security Operations
12 27 (6.12%) Presales
13 26 (5.90%) Project Management
14 25 (5.67%) Migration
15 23 (5.22%) Programme Management
15 23 (5.22%) WAN Optimisation
16 21 (4.76%) Security Architecture
17 20 (4.54%) Digital Marketing
17 20 (4.54%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (11.11%) Python
2 19 (4.31%) SQL
3 17 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.45%) Perl
5 1 (0.23%) C
Qualifications
1 240 (54.42%) Cisco Certification
2 184 (41.72%) CCNP
3 94 (21.32%) CCNA
4 47 (10.66%) CCIE
5 25 (5.67%) Degree
6 21 (4.76%) Security Cleared
7 20 (4.54%) CCDP
7 20 (4.54%) SANS
8 18 (4.08%) SC Cleared
9 16 (3.63%) CCSA
10 15 (3.40%) CISSP
11 14 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (2.72%) MCSE
13 9 (2.04%) CISM
13 9 (2.04%) JNCIS
14 8 (1.81%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 8 (1.81%) CEH
15 7 (1.59%) CCSE
15 7 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
16 6 (1.36%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (3.40%) PCI DSS
2 15 (3.40%) SLA
3 10 (2.27%) QA
4 9 (2.04%) GDPR
5 4 (0.91%) COBIT
6 2 (0.45%) NIST
6 2 (0.45%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.45%) PMO
7 1 (0.23%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 94 (21.32%) Active Directory
2 54 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (7.71%) Hyper-V
4 25 (5.67%) VMware NSX
5 15 (3.40%) Virtual Servers
6 13 (2.95%) vSphere
7 11 (2.49%) XenApp
7 11 (2.49%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.81%) Firmware
9 4 (0.91%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.68%) Docker
10 3 (0.68%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 41 (9.30%) Ansible
2 34 (7.71%) FortiGate
3 20 (4.54%) QRadar
4 19 (4.31%) Nagios
5 16 (3.63%) Puppet
6 15 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (2.27%) Terraform
8 9 (2.04%) Backup Exec
8 9 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.81%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (1.59%) SCCM
11 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (1.13%) Nessus
12 5 (1.13%) Prometheus
12 5 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (1.13%) WSUS
12 5 (1.13%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 401 (90.93%) Cisco
2 165 (37.41%) CheckPoint
3 117 (26.53%) Microsoft
4 97 (22.00%) F5
5 86 (19.50%) VMware
6 78 (17.69%) Fortinet
7 69 (15.65%) Meraki
8 66 (14.97%) Juniper
9 42 (9.52%) Aruba
10 38 (8.62%) Citrix
11 36 (8.16%) HP
12 33 (7.48%) Splunk
13 31 (7.03%) IBM
14 30 (6.80%) SolarWinds
15 25 (5.67%) CyberArk
16 24 (5.44%) NetWitness
16 24 (5.44%) Riverbed
17 22 (4.99%) McAfee
17 22 (4.99%) Veeam
18 21 (4.76%) Symantec