The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Cisco ASA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
England / North West
Rank 227 210 211
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 30 23 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.41% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.39% 2.75% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 19
Median salary £37,500 £48,750 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.07% +21.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £39,050 £36,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year -15.00% +7.52%  

Cisco ASA is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 886 837 1096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.62% 14.87% 16.72%
Number of salaries quoted 688 679 834
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Cisco ASA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in the North West

Cisco ASA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in the North West.

Salary trend for Cisco ASA in the North West

Cisco ASA
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in the North West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Cisco ASA in the North West

Cisco ASA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco ASA within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -27 13 £33,825 -35.57% 5
Cheshire +19 11 £34,000 -28.42% 3
Merseyside -2 4 £45,000 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £37,500 -
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing Cisco ASA 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 North West region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 70 (100.00%) Cisco
2 58 (82.86%) Firewall
3 35 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 29 (41.43%) VMware
6 27 (38.57%) VPN
7 23 (32.86%) LAN
8 22 (31.43%) Wireless
8 22 (31.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (30.00%) Network Security
9 21 (30.00%) Windows
10 20 (28.57%) CCNP
10 20 (28.57%) Finance
11 17 (24.29%) VoIP
11 17 (24.29%) WAN
12 16 (22.86%) WLAN
12 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (21.43%) Palo Alto
13 15 (21.43%) DNS
13 15 (21.43%) CCNA
13 15 (21.43%) Juniper
14 14 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (18.57%) VLAN
15 13 (18.57%) HP
15 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
16 12 (17.14%) SQL
16 12 (17.14%) Linux
16 12 (17.14%) Active Directory
16 12 (17.14%) SAN

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (5.71%) IIS
1 4 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.86%) nginx
4 1 (1.43%) Zimbra
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Office 365
2 4 (5.71%) Mimecast
3 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (82.86%) Firewall
2 27 (38.57%) VPN
3 23 (32.86%) LAN
4 22 (31.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 22 (31.43%) Wireless
5 21 (30.00%) Network Security
6 17 (24.29%) VoIP
6 17 (24.29%) WAN
7 16 (22.86%) WLAN
8 15 (21.43%) DNS
9 14 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (18.57%) VLAN
11 12 (17.14%) SAN
12 11 (15.71%) DHCP
12 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
13 10 (14.29%) NetScaler
13 10 (14.29%) OSPF
14 9 (12.86%) BGP
14 9 (12.86%) SSL
15 8 (11.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Retail
3 8 (11.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) Consultant
3 9 (12.86%) Security Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Firewall Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Network Consultant
4 8 (11.43%) Network Security Consultant
4 8 (11.43%) Security Consultant
4 8 (11.43%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) IT Support
6 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 30 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.57%) EMC VNX
3 5 (7.14%) FlexPod
4 3 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.00%) Windows
2 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (17.14%) Linux
4 11 (15.71%) Windows Server
5 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.71%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.43%) CentOS
8 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.43%) Unix
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.43%) Service Management
2 7 (10.00%) Change Management
3 6 (8.57%) ITIL
3 6 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (8.57%) SIEM
4 5 (7.14%) Presales
5 4 (5.71%) Coaching
5 4 (5.71%) CRM
5 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.71%) Information Security
5 4 (5.71%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.71%) Mentoring
5 4 (5.71%) Security Patching
5 4 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (5.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (4.29%) ITSM
6 3 (4.29%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.29%) Server Hardening
6 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) SQL
2 2 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (28.57%) CCNP
3 15 (21.43%) CCNA
4 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (12.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (11.43%) MCITP
6 7 (10.00%) NCDA
7 5 (7.14%) MCSE
7 5 (7.14%) MCTS
8 3 (4.29%) CCDP
8 3 (4.29%) CCIE
8 3 (4.29%) HP ASE
8 3 (4.29%) HP MASE
9 2 (2.86%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.43%) Degree
10 1 (1.43%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.86%) SLA
3 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (17.14%) Active Directory
3 11 (15.71%) vSphere
4 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.71%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.29%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.86%) Cacti
3 2 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.86%) HAProxy
3 2 (2.86%) Nagios
4 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.43%) RSA enVision
4 1 (1.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (41.43%) VMware
3 15 (21.43%) Juniper
3 15 (21.43%) Palo Alto
4 13 (18.57%) HP
5 10 (14.29%) Meraki
6 9 (12.86%) Oracle
7 8 (11.43%) Citrix
7 8 (11.43%) Riverbed
8 7 (10.00%) Aruba
8 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (10.00%) NetApp
8 7 (10.00%) WatchGuard
9 6 (8.57%) CheckPoint
9 6 (8.57%) EMC
9 6 (8.57%) F5
10 5 (7.14%) Fortinet
10 5 (7.14%) IBM
11 4 (5.71%) Mitel
12 3 (4.29%) NEC
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