Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 393 326 348
Rank change year-on-year -67 +22 +63
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 1393 1914 2035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.98% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.94% 5.83% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1209 1720 1654
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 28192 32843 37257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.88% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 22816 27137 30674
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 21 September 2017.

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 21 September 2017. 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 -66 1337 £50,000 - 61
UK excluding London -20 861 £47,500 +5.56% 45
London -90 520 £55,000 - 20
South East -6 361 £50,000 - 13
North of England -24 172 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Midlands +29 134 £47,500 +11.76% 5
East of England -8 110 £52,500 +16.67% 7
Yorkshire +43 94 £44,000 -2.22% 8
West Midlands +20 89 £42,500 -5.56% 3
North West -30 75 £45,000 +5.88% 5
South West -79 48 £42,500 +13.33% 2
East Midlands +37 46 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Scotland +18 35 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Wales +5 10 £40,000 +3.23% 3
North East 0 3 £51,000 +52.24% 1
Northern Ireland -20 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, 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 1393 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1190 (85.43%) Firewall
3 924 (66.33%) Cisco Certification
4 665 (47.74%) CCNP
5 580 (41.64%) WAN
6 559 (40.13%) VPN
7 517 (37.11%) CheckPoint
8 488 (35.03%) LAN
9 480 (34.46%) BGP
10 433 (31.08%) MPLS
11 423 (30.37%) OSPF
12 419 (30.08%) Juniper
13 404 (29.00%) CCNA
13 404 (29.00%) F5
14 355 (25.48%) Palo Alto
15 342 (24.55%) Cisco Nexus
15 342 (24.55%) Network Security
16 332 (23.83%) Windows
17 330 (23.69%) VMware
18 327 (23.47%) Data Centre
19 325 (23.33%) DNS
20 322 (23.12%) Wireless
21 303 (21.75%) ITIL
22 286 (20.53%) Microsoft
23 277 (19.89%) IPsec
24 258 (18.52%) Linux
25 248 (17.80%) EIGRP
26 241 (17.30%) CCIE
27 229 (16.44%) Active Directory
27 229 (16.44%) TCP/IP

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
1 120 (8.61%) MS Exchange
2 67 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (3.66%) IIS
4 38 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (2.66%) Apache
6 36 (2.58%) Skype for Business
7 23 (1.65%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (1.22%) SharePoint
10 13 (0.93%) CMS
11 6 (0.43%) SAS
12 5 (0.36%) Confluence
12 5 (0.36%) nginx
12 5 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.22%) MS Project Server
14 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.14%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
16 1 (0.072%) uWSGI
Applications
1 39 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.22%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 110 (7.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (4.09%) Office 365
4 25 (1.79%) SaaS
5 11 (0.79%) Akamai
5 11 (0.79%) Mimecast
6 8 (0.57%) G Suite
6 8 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.43%) IaaS
8 5 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.29%) PaaS
10 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.14%) GitHub
11 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1190 (85.43%) Firewall
2 580 (41.64%) WAN
3 559 (40.13%) VPN
4 488 (35.03%) LAN
5 480 (34.46%) BGP
6 433 (31.08%) MPLS
7 423 (30.37%) OSPF
8 342 (24.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 342 (24.55%) Network Security
9 325 (23.33%) DNS
10 322 (23.12%) Wireless
11 277 (19.89%) IPsec
12 248 (17.80%) EIGRP
13 229 (16.44%) TCP/IP
13 229 (16.44%) VLAN
14 208 (14.93%) Cisco IOS
15 202 (14.50%) DHCP
16 185 (13.28%) Cisco PIX
17 179 (12.85%) VoIP
18 168 (12.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 29 (2.08%) MySQL
4 22 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.29%) Big Data
9 4 (0.29%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.14%) DB2
10 2 (0.14%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.14%) Redis
11 1 (0.072%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.072%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (0.50%) JIRA
3 4 (0.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.22%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.072%) Subversion
6 1 (0.072%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 203 (14.57%) Finance
2 86 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 38 (2.73%) Legal
4 36 (2.58%) Banking
5 35 (2.51%) Retail
6 27 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.72%) Back Office
8 21 (1.51%) Law
9 19 (1.36%) Digital Economy
10 17 (1.22%) Marketing
11 15 (1.08%) Electronics
12 13 (0.93%) Advertising
13 11 (0.79%) Automotive
14 10 (0.72%) Games
14 10 (0.72%) Publishing
15 9 (0.65%) Billing
16 4 (0.29%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.29%) Local Government
17 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 760 (54.56%) Network Engineer
2 255 (18.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 224 (16.08%) Senior Network Engineer
4 201 (14.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 184 (13.21%) Security Engineer
6 146 (10.48%) Network Security Engineer
7 107 (7.68%) Analyst
8 92 (6.60%) Consultant
9 88 (6.32%) Architect
9 88 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 80 (5.74%) Firewall Engineer
10 80 (5.74%) Support Engineer
11 79 (5.67%) Network Architect
12 66 (4.74%) Network Support
13 62 (4.45%) Operations Engineer
14 55 (3.95%) Security Analyst
15 54 (3.88%) Network Support Engineer
16 52 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 50 (3.59%) Juniper Engineer
18 46 (3.30%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.02%) 802.1X
2 28 (2.01%) HTML
2 28 (2.01%) XML
3 13 (0.93%) XMPP
4 11 (0.79%) CSS
4 11 (0.79%) REST
5 8 (0.57%) Middleware
5 8 (0.57%) Web Services
6 5 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.22%) LAMP
7 3 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.14%) COM+
8 2 (0.14%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.14%) JSON
8 2 (0.14%) Kafka
8 2 (0.14%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.14%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.14%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.072%) PHP-FPM
9 1 (0.072%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 327 (23.47%) Data Centre
2 84 (6.03%) Computer Science
3 58 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
6 30 (2.15%) Clustering
7 27 (1.94%) iPad
8 24 (1.72%) PKI
8 24 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.65%) Eurex
9 23 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
9 23 (1.65%) Replication
10 15 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 14 (1.01%) Driving Licence
12 13 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
12 13 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.72%) FlexPod
14 9 (0.65%) NHS
14 9 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
14 9 (0.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 332 (23.83%) Windows
2 258 (18.52%) Linux
3 155 (11.13%) Windows Server
4 128 (9.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 121 (8.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (4.59%) Unix
8 41 (2.94%) CentOS
9 34 (2.44%) Windows 10
10 25 (1.79%) Solaris
11 22 (1.58%) Windows 7
12 19 (1.36%) AIX
12 19 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (1.36%) Windows XP
13 16 (1.15%) Debian
13 16 (1.15%) Ubuntu
14 14 (1.01%) Kali Linux
15 7 (0.50%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.43%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (21.75%) ITIL
2 197 (14.14%) Load Balancing
3 161 (11.56%) Network Design
4 149 (10.70%) Network Monitoring
5 111 (7.97%) Presales
6 98 (7.04%) SIEM
7 95 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
8 93 (6.68%) Mentoring
9 85 (6.10%) Change Management
10 76 (5.46%) Project Management
11 73 (5.24%) High Availability
11 73 (5.24%) Network Management
12 63 (4.52%) Migration
12 63 (4.52%) Service Delivery
13 57 (4.09%) Information Security
14 49 (3.52%) Penetration Testing
15 46 (3.30%) Incident Management
16 45 (3.23%) ITIL V3
17 43 (3.09%) Change Control
17 43 (3.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (4.88%) SQL
2 59 (4.24%) PowerShell
3 36 (2.58%) C
4 32 (2.30%) Python
5 28 (2.01%) Perl
6 20 (1.44%) Shell Script
7 18 (1.29%) Bash Shell
7 18 (1.29%) Ruby
8 12 (0.86%) Java
9 5 (0.36%) C-shell
9 5 (0.36%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.36%) Korn
9 5 (0.36%) Tcl
10 4 (0.29%) VB
11 3 (0.22%) C++
11 3 (0.22%) PHP
12 1 (0.072%) Groovy
12 1 (0.072%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 924 (66.33%) Cisco Certification
2 665 (47.74%) CCNP
3 404 (29.00%) CCNA
4 241 (17.30%) CCIE
5 157 (11.27%) Degree
6 86 (6.17%) Security Cleared
7 70 (5.03%) SC Cleared
8 65 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 59 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 58 (4.16%) CISSP
11 50 (3.59%) JNCIS
12 48 (3.45%) JNCIP
13 44 (3.16%) CCSA
13 44 (3.16%) CCSE
13 44 (3.16%) MCSE
14 38 (2.73%) CCSP
15 37 (2.66%) CISM
16 35 (2.51%) CCDP
17 34 (2.44%) CCIP
18 31 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (4.31%) SLA
3 54 (3.88%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.15%) QA
5 14 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.79%) PMO
7 10 (0.72%) COBIT
7 10 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.22%) COSO
10 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.14%) GDPR
11 2 (0.14%) GPG13
System Software
1 229 (16.44%) Active Directory
2 199 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (6.03%) Hyper-V
4 48 (3.45%) XenApp
5 44 (3.16%) Terminal Services
6 43 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (1.94%) vSphere
8 26 (1.87%) XenServer
9 25 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
10 18 (1.29%) VMware NSX
11 17 (1.22%) ProxySG
12 15 (1.08%) KVM
13 14 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
14 13 (0.93%) iptables
15 12 (0.86%) XenDesktop
16 11 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
17 9 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
17 9 (0.65%) ISA Server
18 8 (0.57%) Firmware
19 7 (0.50%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 102 (7.32%) FortiGate
2 72 (5.17%) Cacti
3 70 (5.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 54 (3.88%) Cisco Prime
5 45 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
6 40 (2.87%) Backup Exec
7 36 (2.58%) WSUS
8 33 (2.37%) vCenter Server
9 32 (2.30%) Nagios
10 29 (2.08%) Nessus
11 25 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
12 20 (1.44%) Puppet
13 18 (1.29%) Nmap
13 18 (1.29%) ZABBIX
14 17 (1.22%) Ansible
15 15 (1.08%) OpenView
16 14 (1.01%) SCOM
17 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
17 13 (0.93%) SCCM
18 11 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1393 (100.00%) Cisco
2 517 (37.11%) CheckPoint
3 419 (30.08%) Juniper
4 404 (29.00%) F5
5 355 (25.48%) Palo Alto
6 330 (23.69%) VMware
7 286 (20.53%) Microsoft
8 159 (11.41%) Citrix
9 145 (10.41%) SolarWinds
10 140 (10.05%) HP
11 131 (9.40%) Fortinet
12 92 (6.60%) Blue Coat
13 85 (6.10%) Meraki
14 75 (5.38%) Riverbed
15 68 (4.88%) Dell
16 60 (4.31%) Brocade
17 57 (4.09%) Aruba
18 53 (3.80%) McAfee
19 52 (3.73%) Arista
20 44 (3.16%) SonicWALL