Period
to 16 April 2021

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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 503 493 377
Rank change year-on-year -10 -116 +73
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 397 597 1,253
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.53% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.65% 3.54% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 336 510 977
10th Percentile £37,750 £35,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,250 £52,250 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.83% -5.00% +4.76%
75th Percentile £64,063 £62,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £76,875 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,250
% change year-on-year -5.00% -4.31% +6.63%

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 10,876 16,878 22,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 15.09% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8,276 13,475 17,722
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,250 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,063 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.24%

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cisco ASA.

Salary trend for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cisco ASA over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Top 17 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 16 April 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
England -8 353 £50,000 - 43
UK excluding London +8 265 £47,500 -5.00% 37
London +17 102 £60,000 +7.62% 7
Work from Home -100 94 £60,000 +9.09% 8
South East +8 85 £55,000 - 10
North of England +59 82 £45,000 +5.88% 9
North West +65 59 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Midlands +23 39 £45,000 - 12
South West -9 28 £45,000 -22.08% 4
West Midlands +12 26 £42,500 -10.53% 8
East of England +40 19 £60,000 +15.38% 1
Yorkshire -4 17 £42,500 -8.11% 6
East Midlands -1 16 £51,250 +20.59% 4
Wales - 8 £43,250 -
North East +14 6 £40,000 +33.33%
Scotland -3 5 £41,359 -31.07% 1
Channel Islands - 5 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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.

1 397 (100.00%) Cisco
2 281 (70.78%) Firewall
3 218 (54.91%) Cisco Certification
4 195 (49.12%) WAN
5 168 (42.32%) CCNP
6 164 (41.31%) LAN
7 134 (33.75%) Network Security
8 118 (29.72%) VMware
9 117 (29.47%) Cisco Nexus
10 107 (26.95%) Windows
11 101 (25.44%) Wireless
12 100 (25.19%) Microsoft
13 91 (22.92%) F5
14 90 (22.67%) Data Centre
15 83 (20.91%) Palo Alto
15 83 (20.91%) Cisco Firepower
16 82 (20.65%) Azure
17 81 (20.40%) BGP
18 77 (19.40%) CheckPoint
18 77 (19.40%) CCNA
18 77 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
19 76 (19.14%) DNS
19 76 (19.14%) OSPF
19 76 (19.14%) Fortinet
20 74 (18.64%) Windows Server
21 69 (17.38%) Meraki
22 68 (17.13%) AWS
23 64 (16.12%) CCIE
24 63 (15.87%) VPN
24 63 (15.87%) Juniper

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 20 (5.04%) IIS
2 16 (4.03%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.53%) Apache
4 6 (1.51%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.01%) nginx
7 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 82 (20.65%) Azure
2 68 (17.13%) AWS
3 44 (11.08%) Microsoft 365
4 30 (7.56%) IaaS
5 26 (6.55%) SaaS
6 21 (5.29%) PaaS
7 18 (4.53%) Mimecast
8 17 (4.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.26%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 281 (70.78%) Firewall
2 195 (49.12%) WAN
3 164 (41.31%) LAN
4 134 (33.75%) Network Security
5 117 (29.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 101 (25.44%) Wireless
7 83 (20.91%) Cisco Firepower
8 81 (20.40%) BGP
9 76 (19.14%) DNS
9 76 (19.14%) OSPF
10 63 (15.87%) VPN
11 62 (15.62%) TCP/IP
12 59 (14.86%) VLAN
13 55 (13.85%) Wi-Fi
14 51 (12.85%) MPLS
15 50 (12.59%) SAN
16 49 (12.34%) DHCP
17 44 (11.08%) EIGRP
18 43 (10.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 39 (9.82%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.50%) MySQL
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.25%) Big Data
3 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 59 (14.86%) Finance
2 41 (10.33%) Telecoms
3 27 (6.80%) Banking
4 17 (4.28%) Public Sector
5 16 (4.03%) Retail
6 13 (3.27%) Marketing
7 11 (2.77%) Electronics
8 10 (2.52%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.26%) Billing
9 5 (1.26%) Police
9 5 (1.26%) Publishing
10 4 (1.01%) Advertising
10 4 (1.01%) Automotive
10 4 (1.01%) Law
10 4 (1.01%) Legal
11 3 (0.76%) Military
12 2 (0.50%) Back Office
13 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 210 (52.90%) Network Engineer
2 61 (15.37%) Senior Network Engineer
3 39 (9.82%) Security Engineer
4 37 (9.32%) Consultant
4 37 (9.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (8.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 34 (8.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 34 (8.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 26 (6.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 24 (6.05%) Network Consultant
8 20 (5.04%) WAN Engineer
9 18 (4.53%) Administrator
9 18 (4.53%) IT Engineer
9 18 (4.53%) Security Consultant
10 15 (3.78%) Analyst
10 15 (3.78%) LAN Engineer
10 15 (3.78%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 15 (3.78%) Technical Leader
11 14 (3.53%) Network Security Consultant
12 13 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.52%) Middleware
2 8 (2.02%) Web Services
3 5 (1.26%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.26%) JSON
4 4 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.76%) YAML
6 2 (0.50%) Jinja
6 2 (0.50%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.25%) .NET
7 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.25%) CSS
7 1 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
7 1 (0.25%) WCF
7 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (22.67%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.30%) Public Cloud
3 19 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 15 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.52%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (2.02%) FMCG
7 6 (1.51%) PKI
8 4 (1.01%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.01%) Wiki
9 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.50%) Blog
10 2 (0.50%) Clustering
10 2 (0.50%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.50%) Replication
11 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 107 (26.95%) Windows
2 74 (18.64%) Windows Server
3 60 (15.11%) Linux
4 23 (5.79%) Windows Server 2016
5 22 (5.54%) Windows Server 2019
6 21 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (4.53%) Unix
8 15 (3.78%) Windows 7
9 13 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.76%) CentOS
12 4 (1.01%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.50%) Solaris
14 1 (0.25%) HPUX
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 47 (11.84%) ITIL
3 45 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (10.83%) Presales
5 38 (9.57%) Mentoring
6 32 (8.06%) SIEM
7 29 (7.30%) DevOps
8 28 (7.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (7.05%) Network Design
9 26 (6.55%) Information Security
10 25 (6.30%) Cybersecurity
11 24 (6.05%) Load Balancing
11 24 (6.05%) Project Management
12 23 (5.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 23 (5.79%) Service Delivery
13 22 (5.54%) DNA
14 21 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (5.29%) E-Commerce
14 21 (5.29%) Network Monitoring
15 20 (5.04%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.05%) SQL
2 20 (5.04%) PowerShell
3 18 (4.53%) Python
4 5 (1.26%) PHP
4 5 (1.26%) R
Qualifications
1 218 (54.91%) Cisco Certification
2 168 (42.32%) CCNP
3 77 (19.40%) CCNA
4 64 (16.12%) CCIE
5 58 (14.61%) Security Cleared
6 40 (10.08%) SC Cleared
7 20 (5.04%) CISSP
8 18 (4.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (4.03%) Degree
10 14 (3.53%) DV Cleared
11 10 (2.52%) CCSA
11 10 (2.52%) JNCIP
12 9 (2.27%) CCENT
12 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (2.02%) CCIE Security
13 8 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.76%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.51%) CEH
15 6 (1.51%) DBS Check
16 5 (1.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.05%) PCI DSS
2 17 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.78%) SLA
4 10 (2.52%) COBIT
5 4 (1.01%) PMO
6 3 (0.76%) GRC
6 3 (0.76%) QA
7 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 77 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (13.85%) Active Directory
3 48 (12.09%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.27%) VMware NSX
5 12 (3.02%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.27%) XenApp
7 6 (1.51%) Docker
7 6 (1.51%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.26%) Firmware
8 5 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (1.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.01%) vSphere
10 3 (0.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 39 (9.82%) SCCM
2 26 (6.55%) Ansible
3 25 (6.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (5.54%) FortiGate
5 20 (5.04%) SCVMM
6 15 (3.78%) Cisco Prime
7 12 (3.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (3.02%) Terraform
8 9 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (2.02%) NetBackup
9 8 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (1.51%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.51%) Nessus
10 6 (1.51%) SCOM
10 6 (1.51%) SmoothWall
10 6 (1.51%) Stealthwatch
11 5 (1.26%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (1.26%) Kubernetes
11 5 (1.26%) WSUS
12 4 (1.01%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 397 (100.00%) Cisco
2 118 (29.72%) VMware
3 100 (25.19%) Microsoft
4 91 (22.92%) F5
5 83 (20.91%) Palo Alto
6 77 (19.40%) CheckPoint
7 76 (19.14%) Fortinet
8 69 (17.38%) Meraki
9 63 (15.87%) Juniper
10 52 (13.10%) Aruba
11 47 (11.84%) HP
12 46 (11.59%) Citrix
13 41 (10.33%) SolarWinds
14 34 (8.56%) Dell
15 30 (7.56%) EMC
16 27 (6.80%) Veeam
17 18 (4.53%) EqualLogic
17 18 (4.53%) ServiceNow
18 17 (4.28%) Zscaler
19 16 (4.03%) Riverbed