Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 228 297 349
Rank change year-on-year +69 +52 -74
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 92 176 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.92% 0.76% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 2.48% 1.83% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 58 146 154
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £34,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £74,000 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.55% -3.75% +4.35%

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 3,716 9,610 11,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.13% 41.35% 41.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,882 7,514 8,784
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +102 43 £45,000 - 1
Surrey +38 11 £70,000 +27.27% 4
M4 Corridor - 11 - -
Thames Valley +75 10 £55,000 -21.43% 3
West Sussex +17 10 £50,000 -4.76%
Berkshire +44 5 £57,500 -17.86% 2
Kent +40 5 £65,000 +116.67% 1
Buckinghamshire +61 4 £55,000 +4.76%
Oxfordshire +42 1 £42,500 -54.05% 1
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 71 (77.17%) Cisco
2 63 (68.48%) Firewall
3 50 (54.35%) F5
4 42 (45.65%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (44.57%) WAN
6 35 (38.04%) LAN
7 34 (36.96%) CCNP
8 30 (32.61%) CCNA
9 28 (30.43%) VPN
10 27 (29.35%) OSPF
11 26 (28.26%) Aruba
11 26 (28.26%) Network Security
12 25 (27.17%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (27.17%) VMware
13 24 (26.09%) Fortinet
14 23 (25.00%) Finance
14 23 (25.00%) BGP
14 23 (25.00%) Security Cleared
15 22 (23.91%) SC Cleared
15 22 (23.91%) CheckPoint
16 20 (21.74%) ITIL
16 20 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (20.65%) VMware NSX
18 18 (19.57%) SolarWinds
18 18 (19.57%) BIG-IP
19 17 (18.48%) Wireless
19 17 (18.48%) McAfee
19 17 (18.48%) Cisco Nexus

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 2 (2.17%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.09%) CMS
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) AWS
1 5 (5.43%) Azure
2 4 (4.35%) Office 365
3 2 (2.17%) SaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon GuardDuty
4 1 (1.09%) Cloudflare
4 1 (1.09%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 63 (68.48%) Firewall
2 41 (44.57%) WAN
3 35 (38.04%) LAN
4 28 (30.43%) VPN
5 27 (29.35%) OSPF
6 26 (28.26%) Network Security
7 25 (27.17%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (25.00%) BGP
9 18 (19.57%) BIG-IP
10 17 (18.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (18.48%) Wireless
11 16 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (16.30%) IPsec
12 15 (16.30%) VoIP
13 14 (15.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 14 (15.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 14 (15.22%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (14.13%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (10.87%) MPLS
15 10 (10.87%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.09%) MySQL
2 1 (1.09%) Power BI
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.17%) Law
3 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (60.87%) Network Engineer
2 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 7 (7.61%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (6.52%) Consultant
5 5 (5.43%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Architect
6 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Firewall Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) Network Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Professional Services Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.17%) Associate Engineer
8 2 (2.17%) Junior Network Engineer
8 2 (2.17%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (2.17%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (2.17%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
8 2 (2.17%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) .NET
1 1 (1.09%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.26%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.26%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) Replication
4 1 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.09%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.09%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Windows
2 3 (3.26%) Linux
2 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.09%) Unix
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) ITIL
1 20 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (11.96%) Network Design
3 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.87%) Change Management
4 9 (9.78%) Load Balancing
5 8 (8.70%) Network Virtualisation
6 7 (7.61%) Scrum
7 6 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.52%) Presales
7 6 (6.52%) Project Delivery
7 6 (6.52%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.43%) Information Security
8 5 (5.43%) Network Management
8 5 (5.43%) Security Architecture
8 5 (5.43%) Service Management
9 4 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.17%) C
1 2 (2.17%) Perl
1 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.17%) Python
2 1 (1.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (45.65%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (36.96%) CCNP
3 30 (32.61%) CCNA
4 23 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 22 (23.91%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.43%) CCDP
7 3 (3.26%) CCIE
7 3 (3.26%) Degree
7 3 (3.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.17%) MCSE
8 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.09%) CCDA
9 1 (1.09%) CISSP
9 1 (1.09%) GCIH
9 1 (1.09%) HNC
9 1 (1.09%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.09%) LPIC
9 1 (1.09%) MCTS
9 1 (1.09%) OSCP
9 1 (1.09%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) GDPR
3 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (20.65%) VMware NSX
3 5 (5.43%) Firmware
4 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.17%) vSphere
6 1 (1.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.17%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.09%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.09%) Ansible
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.09%) Nessus
3 1 (1.09%) SCCM
3 1 (1.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 71 (77.17%) Cisco
2 50 (54.35%) F5
3 26 (28.26%) Aruba
4 25 (27.17%) VMware
5 24 (26.09%) Fortinet
6 22 (23.91%) CheckPoint
7 18 (19.57%) SolarWinds
8 17 (18.48%) McAfee
9 12 (13.04%) Symantec
10 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
11 9 (9.78%) HP
12 8 (8.70%) Splunk
13 7 (7.61%) Blue Coat
13 7 (7.61%) IronPort
14 6 (6.52%) Zscaler
15 4 (4.35%) ServiceNow
16 3 (3.26%) Meraki
17 2 (2.17%) Avaya
17 2 (2.17%) Juniper
18 1 (1.09%) NetApp