Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 433 324 373
Rank change year-on-year -109 +49 -22
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 1,191 1,686 1,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.97% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.53% 5.77% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 989 1,453 1,494
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -3.06% +8.89%
10th Percentile £34,000 £31,250 £32,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.36% -2.22% +5.88%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26,291 29,195 34,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.16% 16.73% 16.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21,323 23,711 28,598
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco ASA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Top 16 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
England -103 1,113 £52,500 +10.53% 126
UK excluding London -65 788 £49,000 +11.36% 92
London -138 389 £58,500 +8.33% 37
South East -86 306 £52,500 +16.67% 43
North of England +29 156 £44,000 +17.33% 21
East of England +61 145 £52,500 +16.67% 11
Midlands -42 95 £49,000 +22.50% 11
Yorkshire +72 80 £44,000 +10.00% 13
North West -18 67 £45,000 +21.62% 8
West Midlands -28 57 £49,000 +28.95% 6
South West -55 44 £46,000 +8.24% 3
Scotland -34 40 £39,000 +6.85% 3
East Midlands +2 35 £47,500 +14.46% 4
Wales +15 21 £40,000 -40.74%
North East -13 9 £35,000 -9.09%
Northern Ireland - 2 £43,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 1,191 (100.00%) Cisco
2 939 (78.84%) Firewall
3 754 (63.31%) Cisco Certification
4 569 (47.77%) CCNP
5 525 (44.08%) WAN
6 507 (42.57%) VPN
7 454 (38.12%) CheckPoint
8 448 (37.62%) LAN
9 391 (32.83%) F5
10 364 (30.56%) BGP
11 362 (30.39%) MPLS
12 356 (29.89%) CCNA
13 340 (28.55%) Juniper
14 338 (28.38%) OSPF
15 322 (27.04%) Network Security
16 314 (26.36%) Data Centre
16 314 (26.36%) VMware
17 312 (26.20%) Cisco Nexus
18 310 (26.03%) Palo Alto
19 303 (25.44%) DNS
20 273 (22.92%) ITIL
21 224 (18.81%) IPsec
22 223 (18.72%) Wireless
23 219 (18.39%) Microsoft
24 218 (18.30%) Cisco IOS
25 213 (17.88%) TCP/IP
26 210 (17.63%) Windows
27 202 (16.96%) EIGRP
28 194 (16.29%) Load Balancing
29 192 (16.12%) Active Directory

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 96 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 68 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (4.45%) IIS
4 29 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (2.35%) Skype for Business
6 20 (1.68%) Apache
7 18 (1.51%) Confluence
8 16 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (1.09%) nginx
10 12 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (0.84%) uWSGI
12 8 (0.67%) SharePoint
13 6 (0.50%) CMS
13 6 (0.50%) SAS
13 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.084%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.084%) JBoss
14 1 (0.084%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.084%) HipChat
3 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 95 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (4.79%) Office 365
3 54 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (2.35%) SaaS
5 19 (1.60%) Akamai
6 11 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (0.92%) G Suite
7 9 (0.76%) IaaS
8 8 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.59%) PaaS
10 5 (0.42%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.25%) GitHub
13 2 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 2 (0.17%) Twilio
14 1 (0.084%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.084%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 939 (78.84%) Firewall
2 525 (44.08%) WAN
3 507 (42.57%) VPN
4 448 (37.62%) LAN
5 364 (30.56%) BGP
6 362 (30.39%) MPLS
7 338 (28.38%) OSPF
8 322 (27.04%) Network Security
9 312 (26.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 303 (25.44%) DNS
11 224 (18.81%) IPsec
12 223 (18.72%) Wireless
13 218 (18.30%) Cisco IOS
14 213 (17.88%) TCP/IP
15 202 (16.96%) EIGRP
16 179 (15.03%) VLAN
17 176 (14.78%) DHCP
18 157 (13.18%) SSL
19 137 (11.50%) Ethernet
20 117 (9.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.11%) MySQL
3 23 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (1.43%) InfluxDB
5 12 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.84%) MariaDB
6 10 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.17%) Power BI
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.084%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.084%) Big Data
10 1 (0.084%) Infinispan
10 1 (0.084%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.084%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.084%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.084%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
2 21 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.60%) JIRA
4 10 (0.84%) Subversion
5 9 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.34%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.34%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.17%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
General
1 172 (14.44%) Finance
2 80 (6.72%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.10%) Manufacturing
4 21 (1.76%) Games
5 19 (1.60%) Digital Economy
6 17 (1.43%) Retail
7 15 (1.26%) Advertising
8 14 (1.18%) Banking
9 13 (1.09%) Marketing
10 9 (0.76%) Legal
11 8 (0.67%) Billing
11 8 (0.67%) Dutch Language
11 8 (0.67%) Law
12 5 (0.42%) Electronics
13 4 (0.34%) Automotive
13 4 (0.34%) Publishing
14 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.084%) Back Office
15 1 (0.084%) French Language
15 1 (0.084%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 609 (51.13%) Network Engineer
2 203 (17.04%) Cisco Engineer
3 187 (15.70%) Senior Network Engineer
4 167 (14.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 132 (11.08%) Security Engineer
6 98 (8.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 98 (8.23%) Network Security Engineer
7 95 (7.98%) Consultant
8 72 (6.05%) Analyst
9 63 (5.29%) Architect
10 61 (5.12%) Support Engineer
11 57 (4.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 57 (4.79%) Firewall Engineer
12 54 (4.53%) Network Consultant
13 52 (4.37%) Network Support
14 49 (4.11%) Security Consultant
15 48 (4.03%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 48 (4.03%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
16 44 (3.69%) Network Analyst
17 43 (3.61%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.87%) 802.1X
2 47 (3.95%) HTML
3 43 (3.61%) XML
4 19 (1.60%) XMPP
5 17 (1.43%) LDAP
6 11 (0.92%) FreeSWITCH
7 10 (0.84%) Django
7 10 (0.84%) LEMP Stack
7 10 (0.84%) PHP-FPM
7 10 (0.84%) WSGI
8 9 (0.76%) Web Services
9 7 (0.59%) WAP
10 6 (0.50%) CSS
11 4 (0.34%) .NET
11 4 (0.34%) JSON
11 4 (0.34%) REST
11 4 (0.34%) SAP CAF
11 4 (0.34%) WSH
12 3 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.25%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 314 (26.36%) Data Centre
2 81 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (6.55%) Computer Science
4 50 (4.20%) Clustering
5 39 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 39 (3.27%) PKI
6 34 (2.85%) Linux Command Line
7 32 (2.69%) Replication
8 20 (1.68%) Driving Licence
9 19 (1.60%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.34%) Eurex
11 15 (1.26%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (0.92%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 10 (0.84%) Wiki
14 9 (0.76%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.76%) iPad
15 8 (0.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 210 (17.63%) Windows
2 190 (15.95%) Linux
3 118 (9.91%) Windows Server
4 91 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (4.70%) CentOS
7 48 (4.03%) Unix
8 40 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (3.11%) Ubuntu
10 27 (2.27%) Windows 10
11 25 (2.10%) Debian
12 23 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (1.76%) Solaris
14 13 (1.09%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.92%) Kali Linux
15 11 (0.92%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.84%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.59%) AIX
18 6 (0.50%) CatOS
19 5 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (22.92%) ITIL
2 194 (16.29%) Load Balancing
3 157 (13.18%) Network Monitoring
4 139 (11.67%) Network Design
5 90 (7.56%) Presales
6 81 (6.80%) Network Management
7 79 (6.63%) SIEM
8 78 (6.55%) Change Management
9 76 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
10 73 (6.13%) Mentoring
11 70 (5.88%) Project Management
12 61 (5.12%) Incident Management
12 61 (5.12%) Migration
13 58 (4.87%) E-Commerce
14 54 (4.53%) High Availability
15 53 (4.45%) Configuration Management
16 49 (4.11%) DevOps
16 49 (4.11%) Penetration Testing
17 46 (3.86%) Network Virtualisation
18 44 (3.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (5.37%) Python
2 52 (4.37%) PowerShell
3 48 (4.03%) Bash Shell
4 40 (3.36%) Perl
5 30 (2.52%) Ruby
5 30 (2.52%) SQL
6 15 (1.26%) C
7 12 (1.01%) PHP
8 7 (0.59%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.42%) VB
10 4 (0.34%) Tcl
11 3 (0.25%) Java
11 3 (0.25%) VBScript
12 2 (0.17%) AWK
12 2 (0.17%) C#
12 2 (0.17%) C++
12 2 (0.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 754 (63.31%) Cisco Certification
2 569 (47.77%) CCNP
3 356 (29.89%) CCNA
4 178 (14.95%) CCIE
5 155 (13.01%) Degree
6 72 (6.05%) Security Cleared
7 64 (5.37%) SC Cleared
8 53 (4.45%) JNCIP
9 51 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 46 (3.86%) CCDP
11 36 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
12 35 (2.94%) CCSA
12 35 (2.94%) CCSE
13 30 (2.52%) MCSE
14 29 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
15 28 (2.35%) CCSP
16 25 (2.10%) CCIP
16 25 (2.10%) CISSP
16 25 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 23 (1.93%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.28%) SLA
2 31 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.93%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.85%) PMO
5 13 (1.09%) QA
6 8 (0.67%) GDPR
7 6 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.34%) FIPS 140-2
9 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 192 (16.12%) Active Directory
2 166 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 38 (3.19%) iptables
5 37 (3.11%) VMware NSX
6 36 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (2.85%) vSphere
8 30 (2.52%) XenApp
9 17 (1.43%) Firmware
9 17 (1.43%) XenServer
10 14 (1.18%) ProxySG
11 13 (1.09%) Terminal Services
11 13 (1.09%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.84%) BIND 9
12 10 (0.84%) FreeRADIUS
12 10 (0.84%) Kamailio
12 10 (0.84%) NFS
12 10 (0.84%) Postfix
12 10 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.76%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 95 (7.98%) Cacti
2 79 (6.63%) Nagios
3 59 (4.95%) Cisco Prime
4 56 (4.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 56 (4.70%) Puppet
5 53 (4.45%) FortiGate
6 43 (3.61%) Ansible
7 42 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (3.19%) Backup Exec
9 33 (2.77%) SELinux
10 28 (2.35%) SolarWinds Orion
11 27 (2.27%) vCenter Server
12 26 (2.18%) Grafana
13 24 (2.02%) Salt
14 23 (1.93%) SCCM
15 22 (1.85%) Icinga
16 20 (1.68%) QRadar
17 15 (1.26%) Nessus
18 13 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
18 13 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,191 (100.00%) Cisco
2 454 (38.12%) CheckPoint
3 391 (32.83%) F5
4 340 (28.55%) Juniper
5 314 (26.36%) VMware
6 310 (26.03%) Palo Alto
7 219 (18.39%) Microsoft
8 178 (14.95%) SolarWinds
9 162 (13.60%) Citrix
10 130 (10.92%) Fortinet
11 119 (9.99%) HP
12 88 (7.39%) Meraki
13 85 (7.14%) Blue Coat
14 76 (6.38%) Dell
15 75 (6.30%) Arista
16 59 (4.95%) Brocade
17 55 (4.62%) Sourcefire
18 53 (4.45%) Red Hat
19 51 (4.28%) Veeam
20 47 (3.95%) Riverbed