Period
to 11 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 6 months to 11 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 309 426 341
Rank change year-on-year +117 -85 -29
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 754 572 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.97% 0.63% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.73% 3.97% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 432 450 756
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.04% +2.06% +7.78%
10th Percentile £31,500 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £66,175 £71,250 £71,250
UK median annual salary £51,000 £53,895 £51,500
% change year-on-year -5.37% +4.65% +3.00%

Cisco ASA is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,167 14,400 16,604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.99% 15.96% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9,917 11,158 13,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,875 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £46,809 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.45% +5.56% -

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Cisco ASA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in the UK excluding London

Cisco ASA
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Cisco ASA in the UK excluding London

Cisco ASA
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Cisco ASA in the UK excluding London

Cisco ASA
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco ASA within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 11 November 2019. 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
North of England +134 286 £42,500 -10.00% 20
Yorkshire +129 228 £50,000 +5.26% 8
South East +45 216 £47,500 -13.64% 35
Midlands +32 130 £50,000 - 11
West Midlands +7 77 £52,500 -0.94% 8
East Midlands +49 53 £40,000 +25.00% 3
North West +13 51 £40,000 -5.88% 9
South West +27 45 £47,500 -13.64% 5
East of England +68 42 £37,500 -14.77% 7
Scotland +44 32 £63,750 +2.00% 7
North East +23 7 £30,000 -27.27% 3
Wales 0 3 £45,000 -5.26%
Cisco ASA
UK

For the 6 months to 11 November 2019, IT jobs citing Cisco ASA 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 754 (100.00%) Cisco
2 616 (81.70%) Firewall
3 570 (75.60%) Cisco Certification
4 485 (64.32%) CCNP
5 418 (55.44%) WAN
6 381 (50.53%) CCNA
7 366 (48.54%) VPN
8 330 (43.77%) BGP
9 327 (43.37%) OSPF
10 302 (40.05%) Network Security
11 295 (39.12%) MPLS
12 288 (38.20%) Palo Alto
13 279 (37.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 245 (32.49%) DNS
15 241 (31.96%) Linux
16 237 (31.43%) IPsec
17 227 (30.11%) Fortinet
18 225 (29.84%) FortiGate
19 224 (29.71%) Network Design
20 220 (29.18%) Service Delivery
21 219 (29.05%) LAN
22 203 (26.92%) Python
23 201 (26.66%) Change Control
24 198 (26.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 193 (25.60%) Network Management
26 188 (24.93%) NetScaler
27 185 (24.54%) Product Management
28 183 (24.27%) CheckPoint
29 182 (24.14%) ISO 9001
30 179 (23.74%) Wireless

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 24 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.99%) Skype for Business
3 13 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.19%) IIS
4 9 (1.19%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.53%) Apache
6 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 106 (14.06%) Azure
2 55 (7.29%) AWS
3 49 (6.50%) Office 365
4 12 (1.59%) SaaS
5 9 (1.19%) IaaS
5 9 (1.19%) PaaS
6 8 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.66%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.40%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.27%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.27%) Serverless
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 616 (81.70%) Firewall
2 418 (55.44%) WAN
3 366 (48.54%) VPN
4 330 (43.77%) BGP
5 327 (43.37%) OSPF
6 302 (40.05%) Network Security
7 295 (39.12%) MPLS
8 279 (37.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 245 (32.49%) DNS
10 237 (31.43%) IPsec
11 219 (29.05%) LAN
12 188 (24.93%) NetScaler
13 179 (23.74%) Wireless
14 176 (23.34%) RIP
15 174 (23.08%) ADSL
16 170 (22.55%) Broadband
17 165 (21.88%) SMTP
18 89 (11.80%) VLAN
19 82 (10.88%) Cisco Firepower
20 74 (9.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.40%) Power BI
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 98 (13.00%) Telecoms
2 42 (5.57%) Finance
3 29 (3.85%) Public Sector
4 24 (3.18%) Retail
5 16 (2.12%) Law
6 9 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.06%) Marketing
8 6 (0.80%) Military
9 4 (0.53%) Electronics
10 2 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.13%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.13%) French Language
11 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 508 (67.37%) Network Engineer
2 199 (26.39%) Security Engineer
3 188 (24.93%) Network Security Engineer
4 180 (23.87%) Cisco Engineer
5 177 (23.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 151 (20.03%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 62 (8.22%) Senior Network Engineer
8 50 (6.63%) Firewall Engineer
9 49 (6.50%) Consultant
10 44 (5.84%) NOC Engineer
11 37 (4.91%) Lead Network Engineer
12 35 (4.64%) Analyst
13 33 (4.38%) Architect
14 32 (4.24%) Support Engineer
15 30 (3.98%) Network Architect
16 27 (3.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 27 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 27 (3.58%) Network Consultant
17 26 (3.45%) Network Support
18 22 (2.92%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.92%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.80%) JSON
2 6 (0.80%) SAML
3 1 (0.13%) .NET
3 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.13%) COM
3 1 (0.13%) COM+
3 1 (0.13%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.13%) LDAP
3 1 (0.13%) LINQ
3 1 (0.13%) Middleware
3 1 (0.13%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.13%) Web Services
3 1 (0.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 172 (22.81%) Management Information System
2 155 (20.56%) Data Centre
3 32 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.39%) Public Cloud
6 17 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (2.12%) EMC VNX
8 15 (1.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 11 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (1.46%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.33%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.06%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.80%) Replication
13 5 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.66%) HP StoreVirtual
14 2 (0.27%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.27%) BYOD
14 2 (0.27%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 241 (31.96%) Linux
2 175 (23.21%) Unix
3 83 (11.01%) Windows
4 49 (6.50%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.39%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.72%) CatOS
9 8 (1.06%) CentOS
10 6 (0.80%) Debian
11 5 (0.66%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.27%) Android
14 1 (0.13%) AIX
14 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.13%) VMS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (29.71%) Network Design
2 220 (29.18%) Service Delivery
3 201 (26.66%) Change Control
4 193 (25.60%) Network Management
5 185 (24.54%) Product Management
6 94 (12.47%) Network Monitoring
7 91 (12.07%) ITIL
8 64 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
9 62 (8.22%) Load Balancing
10 48 (6.37%) Mentoring
11 46 (6.10%) Cybersecurity
12 43 (5.70%) Migration
13 42 (5.57%) Kalman Filter
14 39 (5.17%) SIEM
15 38 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 37 (4.91%) Analytics
17 33 (4.38%) Presales
18 31 (4.11%) Technical Leadership
19 30 (3.98%) DevOps
19 30 (3.98%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 203 (26.92%) Python
2 179 (23.74%) Bash Shell
3 169 (22.41%) Perl
4 22 (2.92%) C
5 21 (2.79%) PowerShell
6 20 (2.65%) SQL
7 1 (0.13%) C#
7 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 570 (75.60%) Cisco Certification
2 485 (64.32%) CCNP
3 381 (50.53%) CCNA
4 62 (8.22%) Security Cleared
5 57 (7.56%) CCDP
6 42 (5.57%) CCIE
7 37 (4.91%) SC Cleared
8 35 (4.64%) Degree
9 31 (4.11%) JNCIS
10 30 (3.98%) JNCIA
11 29 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (3.05%) CCDA
13 20 (2.65%) MCSE
14 18 (2.39%) JNCIP
15 17 (2.25%) DV Cleared
16 15 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
18 13 (1.72%) CCSE
19 11 (1.46%) CCSP
19 11 (1.46%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (26.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 182 (24.14%) ISO 9001
3 59 (7.82%) SLA
4 23 (3.05%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.53%) GDPR
8 3 (0.40%) NCSC
8 3 (0.40%) NIST
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.13%) QA
System Software
1 58 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 48 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (5.97%) vSphere
4 32 (4.24%) VMware NSX
5 30 (3.98%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.99%) vCloud
6 15 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.99%) XenApp
6 15 (1.99%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.66%) NFS
9 3 (0.40%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.27%) Docker
10 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.13%) Firmware
11 1 (0.13%) KVM
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 225 (29.84%) FortiGate
2 174 (23.08%) Nagios
3 38 (5.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 34 (4.51%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (2.39%) Cisco UCCX
5 18 (2.39%) Stealthwatch
6 13 (1.72%) Puppet
7 9 (1.19%) RANCID
8 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.93%) Ansible
9 7 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.93%) Terraform
9 7 (0.93%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.80%) Cacti
10 6 (0.80%) CASB
10 6 (0.80%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.80%) SCCM
11 5 (0.66%) vRealize
12 3 (0.40%) Avamar
12 3 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 754 (100.00%) Cisco
2 288 (38.20%) Palo Alto
3 227 (30.11%) Fortinet
4 183 (24.27%) CheckPoint
5 153 (20.29%) Juniper
6 125 (16.58%) Microsoft
7 124 (16.45%) VMware
8 90 (11.94%) F5
9 71 (9.42%) SolarWinds
10 54 (7.16%) Meraki
11 51 (6.76%) Citrix
12 35 (4.64%) HP
13 31 (4.11%) NetApp
14 29 (3.85%) Splunk
14 29 (3.85%) Symantec
15 27 (3.58%) Huawei
16 26 (3.45%) Dell
16 26 (3.45%) Forcepoint
17 25 (3.32%) Brocade
18 19 (2.52%) ServiceNow