Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 339 446 409
Rank change year-on-year +107 -37 -78
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 1,306 1,153 1,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.69% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.98% 4.63% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 755 956 1,205
UK median annual salary £52,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.80% +7.00% -
10th Percentile £33,996 £36,250 £32,800
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 21,847 24,883 28,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 14.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,551 19,776 22,817
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Top 15 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 September 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
England +96 1,233 £50,000 -9.09% 116
UK excluding London +151 989 £47,500 - 83
North of England +181 447 £45,000 - 21
Yorkshire +165 388 £50,000 +7.53% 5
London -44 272 £60,000 - 38
South East +25 247 £50,000 -13.04% 35
Midlands +33 149 £51,250 +3.54% 10
West Midlands +36 102 £52,500 -0.94% 4
South West +25 58 £46,809 -9.11% 4
East of England +56 54 £37,500 -16.67% 8
North West -5 54 £41,250 -6.25% 15
East Midlands +28 47 £41,250 +3.13% 6
Scotland +34 31 £62,500 +8.70% 4
North East +24 5 - - 1
Wales 0 3 £45,000 -5.26% 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 1,306 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1,089 (83.38%) Firewall
3 995 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
4 854 (65.39%) CCNP
5 707 (54.13%) WAN
6 672 (51.45%) VPN
7 619 (47.40%) CCNA
8 608 (46.55%) Network Security
9 586 (44.87%) OSPF
10 585 (44.79%) BGP
11 552 (42.27%) MPLS
12 549 (42.04%) Palo Alto
13 531 (40.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 448 (34.30%) DNS
15 440 (33.69%) Linux
16 423 (32.39%) IPsec
17 406 (31.09%) Fortinet
18 395 (30.25%) FortiGate
19 391 (29.94%) Service Delivery
20 388 (29.71%) Network Design
21 387 (29.63%) Network Management
22 363 (27.79%) Python
23 362 (27.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 355 (27.18%) NetScaler
25 349 (26.72%) CheckPoint
26 344 (26.34%) Nagios
26 344 (26.34%) Bash Shell
27 341 (26.11%) Change Control
28 338 (25.88%) Unix
29 329 (25.19%) LAN

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 38 (2.91%) MS Exchange
2 37 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.83%) Skype for Business
3 16 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.00%) IIS
6 10 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.69%) Apache
8 6 (0.46%) Confluence
9 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.23%) CMS
11 3 (0.23%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.077%) nginx
12 1 (0.077%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.38%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 169 (12.94%) Azure
2 111 (8.50%) Office 365
3 110 (8.42%) AWS
4 16 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (1.15%) PaaS
6 12 (0.92%) IaaS
7 11 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.84%) SaaS
8 7 (0.54%) Azure Functions
8 7 (0.54%) Azure Machine Learning
8 7 (0.54%) Serverless
9 5 (0.38%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.31%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.31%) AWS Fargate
10 4 (0.31%) G Suite
10 4 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.23%) GCP
12 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,089 (83.38%) Firewall
2 707 (54.13%) WAN
3 672 (51.45%) VPN
4 608 (46.55%) Network Security
5 586 (44.87%) OSPF
6 585 (44.79%) BGP
7 552 (42.27%) MPLS
8 531 (40.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 448 (34.30%) DNS
10 423 (32.39%) IPsec
11 355 (27.18%) NetScaler
12 329 (25.19%) LAN
13 318 (24.35%) SMTP
14 316 (24.20%) ADSL
15 315 (24.12%) RIP
16 310 (23.74%) Broadband
17 308 (23.58%) Wireless
18 203 (15.54%) Cisco Firepower
19 129 (9.88%) VLAN
20 125 (9.57%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.38%) Power BI
5 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.077%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.077%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.077%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.077%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (1.84%) Jenkins
2 19 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (0.92%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.84%) JIRA
5 8 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.46%) Terragrunt
7 6 (0.46%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.23%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.077%) Rational DOORS
General
1 132 (10.11%) Telecoms
2 121 (9.26%) Finance
3 58 (4.44%) Public Sector
4 42 (3.22%) Retail
5 18 (1.38%) Law
6 17 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.23%) Marketing
8 11 (0.84%) Banking
8 11 (0.84%) Local Government
9 8 (0.61%) Back Office
10 5 (0.38%) Electronics
11 4 (0.31%) Military
12 3 (0.23%) Billing
13 2 (0.15%) Advertising
13 2 (0.15%) Games
14 1 (0.077%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 793 (60.72%) Network Engineer
2 340 (26.03%) Security Engineer
3 316 (24.20%) Network Security Engineer
4 271 (20.75%) Cisco Engineer
5 258 (19.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 204 (15.62%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 119 (9.11%) Consultant
8 105 (8.04%) Senior Network Engineer
9 88 (6.74%) Network Consultant
10 66 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 64 (4.90%) Firewall Engineer
12 56 (4.29%) Analyst
13 54 (4.13%) Architect
14 49 (3.75%) Support Engineer
15 48 (3.68%) Network Architect
15 48 (3.68%) Project Engineer
16 46 (3.52%) NOC Engineer
17 43 (3.29%) Security Consultant
17 43 (3.29%) Switch Engineer
18 39 (2.99%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.45%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.30%) SAML
3 13 (1.00%) JSON
4 7 (0.54%) LDAP
5 5 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.31%) REST
6 4 (0.31%) Spring
7 3 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (0.23%) YAML
8 2 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.077%) .NET
9 1 (0.077%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.077%) COM
9 1 (0.077%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.077%) HTML
9 1 (0.077%) LAMP
9 1 (0.077%) LINQ
9 1 (0.077%) Middleware
9 1 (0.077%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (0.077%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 324 (24.81%) Management Information System
2 258 (19.75%) Data Centre
3 59 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (1.91%) Public Cloud
6 24 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
7 23 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (1.45%) Virtual Team
9 18 (1.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 17 (1.30%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.15%) EMC VNX
11 15 (1.15%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.07%) Replication
13 10 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (0.46%) HP StoreVirtual
15 6 (0.46%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.46%) Wiki
16 5 (0.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 440 (33.69%) Linux
2 338 (25.88%) Unix
3 190 (14.55%) Windows
4 116 (8.88%) Windows Server
5 58 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (2.45%) Windows 7
8 22 (1.68%) Windows 10
9 21 (1.61%) CentOS
10 20 (1.53%) CatOS
11 10 (0.77%) Android
12 9 (0.69%) AIX
13 7 (0.54%) Debian
14 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.38%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.23%) Solaris
17 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (29.94%) Service Delivery
2 388 (29.71%) Network Design
3 387 (29.63%) Network Management
4 341 (26.11%) Change Control
5 325 (24.89%) Product Management
6 170 (13.02%) ITIL
7 121 (9.26%) Network Monitoring
8 113 (8.65%) Presales
9 110 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
10 101 (7.73%) Load Balancing
11 86 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 83 (6.36%) Project Management
13 81 (6.20%) Mentoring
14 72 (5.51%) Project Delivery
15 63 (4.82%) Migration
16 59 (4.52%) Cybersecurity
17 57 (4.36%) SIEM
18 55 (4.21%) DevOps
19 54 (4.13%) Analytics
20 53 (4.06%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 363 (27.79%) Python
2 344 (26.34%) Bash Shell
3 312 (23.89%) Perl
4 45 (3.45%) SQL
5 41 (3.14%) PowerShell
6 28 (2.14%) C
7 9 (0.69%) R
7 9 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.31%) Ruby
9 2 (0.15%) Java
10 1 (0.077%) C#
10 1 (0.077%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.077%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 995 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
2 854 (65.39%) CCNP
3 619 (47.40%) CCNA
4 130 (9.95%) CCIE
5 94 (7.20%) Security Cleared
6 81 (6.20%) CCDP
7 72 (5.51%) SC Cleared
8 59 (4.52%) Degree
9 56 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (2.83%) MCSE
11 35 (2.68%) JNCIS
12 32 (2.45%) JNCIA
12 32 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (2.37%) JNCIP
14 27 (2.07%) CCDA
15 23 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (1.68%) MCSA
17 21 (1.61%) CISSP
18 20 (1.53%) CCSE
19 18 (1.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 362 (27.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 322 (24.66%) ISO 9001
3 83 (6.36%) SLA
4 40 (3.06%) PCI DSS
5 18 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 17 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 17 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.84%) GDPR
9 9 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.46%) QA
11 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.077%) NCSC
System Software
1 135 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 94 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (3.83%) Hyper-V
4 48 (3.68%) vSphere
5 42 (3.22%) VMware NSX
6 28 (2.14%) XenDesktop
7 26 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (1.76%) XenApp
9 22 (1.68%) vCloud
10 12 (0.92%) Docker
10 12 (0.92%) ProxySG
11 10 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.46%) Firmware
14 4 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.15%) iptables
15 2 (0.15%) NFS
16 1 (0.077%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.077%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 395 (30.25%) FortiGate
2 344 (26.34%) Nagios
3 102 (7.81%) Cisco Prime
4 71 (5.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 63 (4.82%) Stealthwatch
6 29 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
7 27 (2.07%) Puppet
8 22 (1.68%) SCCM
9 21 (1.61%) Terraform
10 19 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
11 17 (1.30%) Kubernetes
12 16 (1.23%) RANCID
13 14 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
13 14 (1.07%) vCenter Server
14 12 (0.92%) Ansible
14 12 (0.92%) CASB
15 10 (0.77%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.77%) Cacti
15 10 (0.77%) WSUS
16 8 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,306 (100.00%) Cisco
2 549 (42.04%) Palo Alto
3 406 (31.09%) Fortinet
4 349 (26.72%) CheckPoint
5 246 (18.84%) Juniper
6 220 (16.85%) VMware
7 189 (14.47%) Microsoft
8 176 (13.48%) F5
9 127 (9.72%) Meraki
10 119 (9.11%) SolarWinds
11 76 (5.82%) Citrix
12 62 (4.75%) HP
13 58 (4.44%) Dell
14 49 (3.75%) Huawei
15 46 (3.52%) Veeam
16 38 (2.91%) Splunk
17 37 (2.83%) Blue Coat
17 37 (2.83%) Forcepoint
17 37 (2.83%) Symantec
18 36 (2.76%) NetApp