Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 454 435 416
Rank change year-on-year -19 -19 +156
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 444 584 1,021
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.64% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 1.50% 1.57% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 354 484 766
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £47,375 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,250
Median % change year-on-year - -0.41% +4.78%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - -4.00% +8.70%

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 29,630 37,278 56,493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.84% 40.75% 41.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22,259 29,042 43,860
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,606 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.20% +5.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £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 11 May 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 11 May 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 -25 193 £65,000 - 47
South East +33 125 £52,500 -2.33% 18
North of England +13 62 £55,000 +22.22% 14
Yorkshire +5 34 £55,000 +22.22% 4
North West +22 28 £52,500 +20.00% 10
South West -5 26 £64,000 +31.28% 3
Midlands -15 25 £58,750 +29.12% 9
West Midlands -10 21 £58,750 +27.72% 8
East of England +8 11 £60,000 +9.09% 4
East Midlands -2 4 £61,250 +75.00% 1
Palo Alto
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 340 (76.58%) Cisco
2 316 (71.17%) Firewall
3 183 (41.22%) Cisco Certification
4 165 (37.16%) WAN
5 152 (34.23%) LAN
6 138 (31.08%) CCNP
7 135 (30.41%) OSPF
8 128 (28.83%) CheckPoint
9 127 (28.60%) BGP
10 124 (27.93%) Network Security
11 120 (27.03%) Azure
12 118 (26.58%) VPN
13 113 (25.45%) Fortinet
14 103 (23.20%) AWS
15 102 (22.97%) Wireless
16 99 (22.30%) F5
17 98 (22.07%) Social Skills
18 87 (19.59%) Finance
19 85 (19.14%) Microsoft
20 82 (18.47%) TCP/IP
21 81 (18.24%) Data Centre
22 79 (17.79%) CCNA
23 75 (16.89%) MPLS
24 72 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
25 65 (14.64%) Juniper
26 62 (13.96%) ITIL
27 61 (13.74%) SD-WAN
28 60 (13.51%) Windows
28 60 (13.51%) DNS
29 59 (13.29%) Cybersecurity

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 7 (1.58%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.23%) CMS
4 1 (0.23%) Confluence
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.23%) IIS
4 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 120 (27.03%) Azure
2 103 (23.20%) AWS
3 54 (12.16%) Microsoft 365
4 38 (8.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 19 (4.28%) AWS Direct Connect
6 17 (3.83%) GCP
6 17 (3.83%) SaaS
7 16 (3.60%) Azure Sentinel
8 15 (3.38%) Mimecast
9 11 (2.48%) PaaS
10 10 (2.25%) IaaS
11 9 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (1.35%) OpenDNS
14 4 (0.90%) Azure Key Vault
14 4 (0.90%) Cloudflare
14 4 (0.90%) Route 53
14 4 (0.90%) Slack
15 2 (0.45%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 316 (71.17%) Firewall
2 165 (37.16%) WAN
3 152 (34.23%) LAN
4 135 (30.41%) OSPF
5 127 (28.60%) BGP
6 124 (27.93%) Network Security
7 118 (26.58%) VPN
8 102 (22.97%) Wireless
9 82 (18.47%) TCP/IP
10 75 (16.89%) MPLS
11 72 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
12 61 (13.74%) SD-WAN
13 60 (13.51%) DNS
14 54 (12.16%) Wi-Fi
15 48 (10.81%) EIGRP
16 47 (10.59%) VLAN
17 46 (10.36%) Cisco Nexus
18 43 (9.68%) Multicast
19 42 (9.46%) VoIP
20 39 (8.78%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.45%) Big Data
3 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.23%) MySQL
3 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (2.03%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.58%) Snyk
4 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.45%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 98 (22.07%) Social Skills
2 87 (19.59%) Finance
3 41 (9.23%) Telecoms
4 27 (6.08%) Public Sector
5 26 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (4.28%) Retail
7 18 (4.05%) Banking
8 15 (3.38%) Marketing
9 13 (2.93%) Electronics
9 13 (2.93%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.93%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.13%) Aerospace
11 5 (1.13%) Legal
12 4 (0.90%) Law
12 4 (0.90%) Local Government
12 4 (0.90%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (0.45%) Games
14 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 236 (53.15%) Network Engineer
2 61 (13.74%) Senior Network Engineer
3 39 (8.78%) Security Engineer
4 35 (7.88%) Architect
5 32 (7.21%) Network Security Engineer
6 28 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (6.08%) Cisco Engineer
8 26 (5.86%) Analyst
9 25 (5.63%) Cloud Engineer
10 24 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 21 (4.73%) AWS Engineer
11 21 (4.73%) Consultant
12 20 (4.50%) Network Architect
13 18 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
14 16 (3.60%) Windows Engineer
15 14 (3.15%) Active Directory Engineer
15 14 (3.15%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.15%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
16 13 (2.93%) Operations Engineer
16 13 (2.93%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.93%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.58%) Web Services
3 5 (1.13%) JSON
3 5 (1.13%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.45%) ISPF
4 2 (0.45%) YAML
5 1 (0.23%) .NET
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) Django
5 1 (0.23%) Middleware
5 1 (0.23%) WSH
5 1 (0.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (18.24%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.18%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 8 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (1.35%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.13%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.13%) Replication
7 5 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (0.90%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.90%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.90%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.90%) IPTV
8 4 (0.90%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.68%) Fibre Optics
9 3 (0.68%) PKI
10 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (13.51%) Windows
2 41 (9.23%) Linux
3 28 (6.31%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (3.60%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (3.15%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (2.48%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.58%) Unix
9 6 (1.35%) Kali Linux
10 4 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.68%) Android
12 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.45%) SUSE
12 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.23%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (13.96%) ITIL
2 59 (13.29%) Cybersecurity
3 58 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 45 (10.14%) Presales
6 40 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (8.56%) Network Design
8 36 (8.11%) Network Management
9 35 (7.88%) Network Monitoring
10 34 (7.66%) Scrum
11 32 (7.21%) Information Security
12 31 (6.98%) DevOps
12 31 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
13 29 (6.53%) Change Management
13 29 (6.53%) SIEM
14 27 (6.08%) Project Delivery
15 26 (5.86%) Network Virtualisation
16 22 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (4.95%) Problem Management
17 21 (4.73%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.23%) Python
2 27 (6.08%) PowerShell
3 24 (5.41%) C
4 10 (2.25%) SQL
5 7 (1.58%) C#
6 6 (1.35%) C++
6 6 (1.35%) VB
7 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.68%) Go
7 3 (0.68%) PHP
7 3 (0.68%) R
7 3 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 183 (41.22%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (31.08%) CCNP
3 79 (17.79%) CCNA
4 35 (7.88%) CCIE
4 35 (7.88%) Security Cleared
5 34 (7.66%) CISSP
5 34 (7.66%) SC Cleared
6 30 (6.76%) Degree
7 22 (4.95%) CISM
8 16 (3.60%) GIAC
9 15 (3.38%) JNCIP
10 14 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (2.93%) CISA
12 11 (2.48%) MCSE
13 9 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (2.03%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.03%) SSCP
14 8 (1.80%) CCDP
14 8 (1.80%) CompTIA Security+
14 8 (1.80%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.38%) SLA
2 13 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.80%) NIST
3 8 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.35%) GDPR
5 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.90%) QA
6 3 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.45%) NCSC
7 2 (0.45%) PMO
7 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.23%) GRC
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 46 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 40 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.73%) VMware NSX
4 14 (3.15%) Firmware
5 12 (2.70%) Docker
6 7 (1.58%) Snort
7 6 (1.35%) Squid
8 5 (1.13%) vSphere
8 5 (1.13%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.90%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.90%) XenApp
10 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (6.53%) Ansible
2 27 (6.08%) SCCM
3 22 (4.95%) FortiGate
4 20 (4.50%) Terraform
5 18 (4.05%) Cisco CUCM
6 16 (3.60%) Nessus
7 9 (2.03%) Cisco UCCX
8 8 (1.80%) Kubernetes
8 8 (1.80%) Puppet
9 6 (1.35%) Nexpose
9 6 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.35%) Suricata
10 5 (1.13%) Nagios
11 4 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.90%) QRadar
12 3 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.68%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.45%) Nmap
Vendors
1 340 (76.58%) Cisco
2 128 (28.83%) CheckPoint
3 113 (25.45%) Fortinet
4 99 (22.30%) F5
5 85 (19.14%) Microsoft
6 65 (14.64%) Juniper
7 50 (11.26%) Aruba
8 47 (10.59%) Symantec
9 42 (9.46%) McAfee
9 42 (9.46%) VMware
10 37 (8.33%) Meraki
11 33 (7.43%) HP
11 33 (7.43%) SolarWinds
12 30 (6.76%) Splunk
13 22 (4.95%) Google
14 20 (4.50%) Blue Coat
15 19 (4.28%) Forcepoint
16 18 (4.05%) Avaya
16 18 (4.05%) Tufin
16 18 (4.05%) Zscaler