Period
to 8 May 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 8 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
England > South East
6 months to
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 249 295 336
Rank change year-on-year +46 +41 -36
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 127 135 178
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 0.74% 0.68%
As % of the Vendors category 2.57% 1.84% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 73 102 140
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £39,875
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £53,750 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.33% -17.31% +23.81%
75th Percentile £63,750 £65,313 £80,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £80,000 "
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 4,939 7,356 10,715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.60% 40.52% 40.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,700 5,755 8,542
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,485 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £73,750
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +2.04%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in the South East

Palo Alto
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Palo Alto in the South East.

Salary trend for Palo Alto in the South East

Palo Alto
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Palo Alto in the South East over the 6 months to 8 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Palo Alto in the South East

Palo Alto
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Palo Alto within the South East region over the 6 months to 8 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
Hampshire +59 41 £45,000 +12.50% 3
West Sussex +15 24 £50,000 -4.76%
M4 Corridor - 22 - -
Surrey -22 15 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Thames Valley +14 12 £57,500 -13.21% 9
Kent +16 9 £65,000 +116.67% 3
Berkshire -2 7 £56,250 -6.25% 6
Buckinghamshire +28 5 £67,500 -18.18% 2
East Sussex +21 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 8 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 South East region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 99 (77.95%) Cisco
2 79 (62.20%) Firewall
3 54 (42.52%) WAN
4 53 (41.73%) CheckPoint
4 53 (41.73%) F5
5 48 (37.80%) LAN
5 48 (37.80%) VPN
6 46 (36.22%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (33.86%) Fortinet
7 43 (33.86%) Social Skills
8 35 (27.56%) CCNP
9 34 (26.77%) Aruba
10 33 (25.98%) McAfee
10 33 (25.98%) Wireless
11 32 (25.20%) CCNA
12 31 (24.41%) ITIL
13 29 (22.83%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (22.05%) Network Security
15 26 (20.47%) TCP/IP
16 24 (18.90%) Symantec
17 23 (18.11%) Finance
18 22 (17.32%) BGP
19 21 (16.54%) Internet
19 21 (16.54%) Data Centre
20 20 (15.75%) OSPF
20 20 (15.75%) Wi-Fi
20 20 (15.75%) VMware
21 19 (14.96%) DNS
22 18 (14.17%) SC Cleared
22 18 (14.17%) Security Cleared

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (2.36%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.79%) CMS
2 1 (0.79%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.79%) IIS
2 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.02%) Azure
2 8 (6.30%) AWS
3 6 (4.72%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (3.94%) SaaS
5 4 (3.15%) Mimecast
6 3 (2.36%) Cloudflare
6 3 (2.36%) IaaS
6 3 (2.36%) PaaS
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Azure Service Fabric
8 1 (0.79%) Azure Storage
8 1 (0.79%) Datadog
8 1 (0.79%) GCP
8 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 79 (62.20%) Firewall
2 54 (42.52%) WAN
3 48 (37.80%) LAN
3 48 (37.80%) VPN
4 33 (25.98%) Wireless
5 29 (22.83%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (22.05%) Network Security
7 26 (20.47%) TCP/IP
8 22 (17.32%) BGP
9 21 (16.54%) Internet
10 20 (15.75%) OSPF
10 20 (15.75%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (14.96%) DNS
12 17 (13.39%) DHCP
12 17 (13.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 17 (13.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 16 (12.60%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (11.02%) IPsec
15 13 (10.24%) NetScaler
16 12 (9.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 43 (33.86%) Social Skills
2 23 (18.11%) Finance
3 14 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (11.02%) Banking
4 2 (1.57%) Games
4 2 (1.57%) Law
4 2 (1.57%) Local Government
4 2 (1.57%) Organisational Skills
4 2 (1.57%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (1.57%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (63.78%) Network Engineer
2 12 (9.45%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (6.30%) Network Operations Engineer
3 8 (6.30%) Operations Engineer
3 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 7 (5.51%) Consultant
5 5 (3.94%) Analyst
5 5 (3.94%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (3.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (3.94%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (3.94%) Security Engineer
6 4 (3.15%) Architect
7 3 (2.36%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (2.36%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (2.36%) Firewall Consultant
7 3 (2.36%) Network Support
7 3 (2.36%) Professional Services Consultant
7 3 (2.36%) Support Engineer
8 2 (1.57%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) .NET
1 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.81%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.36%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.57%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.57%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.72%) Windows
2 2 (1.57%) Linux
2 2 (1.57%) Unix
2 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) Android
3 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.79%) VMS
3 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.41%) ITIL
2 18 (14.17%) Network Management
3 17 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (11.02%) Scrum
5 13 (10.24%) Change Management
6 12 (9.45%) Network Virtualisation
7 11 (8.66%) Network Design
7 11 (8.66%) Proactive Monitoring
8 10 (7.87%) Information Security
9 9 (7.09%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (7.09%) Technology Roadmap
10 8 (6.30%) Load Balancing
10 8 (6.30%) Service Delivery
11 7 (5.51%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (5.51%) Security Architecture
12 6 (4.72%) DevOps
12 6 (4.72%) Presales
12 6 (4.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.94%) Python
2 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.57%) SQL
4 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.79%) C#
4 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (36.22%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (27.56%) CCNP
3 32 (25.20%) CCNA
4 18 (14.17%) SC Cleared
4 18 (14.17%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.30%) CISSP
6 5 (3.94%) CCDP
6 5 (3.94%) CCIE
7 3 (2.36%) CISM
7 3 (2.36%) Degree
7 3 (2.36%) GCIH
7 3 (2.36%) GIAC
7 3 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.57%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.57%) OSCP
9 1 (0.79%) GCFA
9 1 (0.79%) GCIA
9 1 (0.79%) LPIC
9 1 (0.79%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.45%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) GDPR
2 2 (1.57%) NCSC
2 2 (1.57%) NIST
2 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (14.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (11.81%) VMware NSX
3 9 (7.09%) Firmware
4 6 (4.72%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.57%) vSphere
6 1 (0.79%) Docker
6 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.79%) XenApp
6 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (10.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (7.09%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (3.15%) Ansible
4 2 (1.57%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.57%) Nessus
4 2 (1.57%) Terraform
5 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.79%) Puppet
5 1 (0.79%) SCCM
5 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 99 (77.95%) Cisco
2 53 (41.73%) CheckPoint
2 53 (41.73%) F5
3 43 (33.86%) Fortinet
4 34 (26.77%) Aruba
5 33 (25.98%) McAfee
6 24 (18.90%) Symantec
7 20 (15.75%) VMware
8 13 (10.24%) IronPort
8 13 (10.24%) Microsoft
9 12 (9.45%) Blue Coat
10 11 (8.66%) HP
10 11 (8.66%) Meraki
10 11 (8.66%) SolarWinds
11 9 (7.09%) ServiceNow
12 7 (5.51%) Zscaler
13 5 (3.94%) Splunk
14 4 (3.15%) Citrix
15 3 (2.36%) Darktrace
15 3 (2.36%) Sophos