Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 679 447 334
Rank change year-on-year -232 -113 +110
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 329 385 1,407
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.57% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.24% 3.72% 6.26%
Number of salaries quoted 266 324 851
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,625 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% +5.26%

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 14,703 10,344 22,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.97% 15.36% 15.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10,272 8,272 17,200
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.89% -2.15%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 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 -206 291 £55,750 +1.36% 52
UK excluding London -172 208 £52,000 -0.95% 47
London -144 99 £62,250 +3.75% 10
Work from Home -208 82 £60,000 +11.11% 7
South East -102 53 £52,500 -4.55% 13
North of England -72 47 £52,500 +5.00% 15
Midlands -92 38 £45,000 - 7
East of England -46 31 £57,500 +4.55% 2
North West -47 30 £52,000 -0.95% 5
East Midlands -45 22 £51,250 +17.82% 3
South West -76 21 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Yorkshire -69 17 £55,000 +10.00% 9
West Midlands -87 16 £35,500 -26.42% 4
Scotland -63 11 £41,359 -24.80% 2
Channel Islands - 5 £80,000 -
Wales -21 4 £32,500 -44.68% 3

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 329 (100.00%) Cisco
2 246 (74.77%) Firewall
3 190 (57.75%) Cisco Certification
4 140 (42.55%) CCNP
5 123 (37.39%) LAN
5 123 (37.39%) WAN
6 107 (32.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 102 (31.00%) Network Security
8 92 (27.96%) Microsoft
9 90 (27.36%) Wireless
10 89 (27.05%) CCNA
10 89 (27.05%) VPN
11 88 (26.75%) Azure
12 86 (26.14%) CheckPoint
13 80 (24.32%) F5
14 79 (24.01%) BGP
15 78 (23.71%) Data Centre
15 78 (23.71%) Palo Alto
15 78 (23.71%) Cisco Firepower
16 74 (22.49%) VMware
17 72 (21.88%) ITIL
18 63 (19.15%) OSPF
19 61 (18.54%) Windows
20 59 (17.93%) AWS
21 56 (17.02%) Linux
22 51 (15.50%) Security Cleared
23 50 (15.20%) Active Directory
23 50 (15.20%) Social Skills
24 48 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
25 47 (14.29%) MPLS

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 17 (5.17%) IIS
1 17 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.82%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.52%) SAS
3 5 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.22%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.22%) nginx
5 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.61%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.30%) Apache
7 1 (0.30%) Confluence
7 1 (0.30%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.30%) JBoss
7 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Unica
2 4 (1.22%) FastStats
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 88 (26.75%) Azure
2 59 (17.93%) AWS
3 35 (10.64%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (4.86%) IaaS
5 14 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (3.34%) Mimecast
6 11 (3.34%) SaaS
7 10 (3.04%) OneDrive
8 8 (2.43%) PaaS
9 6 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.30%) Azure Key Vault
13 1 (0.30%) Azure Storage
13 1 (0.30%) Serverless
13 1 (0.30%) Trello
13 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 246 (74.77%) Firewall
2 123 (37.39%) LAN
2 123 (37.39%) WAN
3 107 (32.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 102 (31.00%) Network Security
5 90 (27.36%) Wireless
6 89 (27.05%) VPN
7 79 (24.01%) BGP
8 78 (23.71%) Cisco Firepower
9 63 (19.15%) OSPF
10 47 (14.29%) MPLS
11 46 (13.98%) TCP/IP
12 45 (13.68%) DHCP
13 43 (13.07%) DNS
13 43 (13.07%) Wi-Fi
14 42 (12.77%) IPsec
14 42 (12.77%) SD-WAN
15 41 (12.46%) EIGRP
16 39 (11.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 37 (11.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.52%) Big Data
3 4 (1.22%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.91%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.30%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.30%) MySQL
6 1 (0.30%) Redis
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (3.95%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.91%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.30%) JIRA
4 1 (0.30%) kappa
General
1 50 (15.20%) Social Skills
2 44 (13.37%) Finance
3 34 (10.33%) Telecoms
4 23 (6.99%) Marketing
4 23 (6.99%) Public Sector
5 18 (5.47%) Banking
5 18 (5.47%) Electronics
6 17 (5.17%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.34%) Documentation Skills
8 7 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.13%) Retail
9 5 (1.52%) Publishing
10 4 (1.22%) Automotive
10 4 (1.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 4 (1.22%) Law
11 3 (0.91%) Advertising
11 3 (0.91%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.91%) Police
12 2 (0.61%) Back Office
12 2 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 164 (49.85%) Network Engineer
2 57 (17.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 35 (10.64%) Consultant
4 30 (9.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 30 (9.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 29 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (8.21%) Security Engineer
7 20 (6.08%) Network Consultant
8 19 (5.78%) Architect
8 19 (5.78%) Network Architect
8 19 (5.78%) Network Security Engineer
9 18 (5.47%) WAN Engineer
10 16 (4.86%) Security Specialist
11 15 (4.56%) Analyst
12 14 (4.26%) Operations Engineer
13 12 (3.65%) Support Engineer
14 11 (3.34%) Cisco Consultant
14 11 (3.34%) LAN Engineer
14 11 (3.34%) LAN/WAN Engineer
14 11 (3.34%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.78%) Middleware
2 8 (2.43%) Web Services
3 5 (1.52%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.22%) Kafka
4 4 (1.22%) LDAP
4 4 (1.22%) Spark Streaming
5 3 (0.91%) ARM Templates
5 3 (0.91%) YAML
6 2 (0.61%) JSON
6 2 (0.61%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.61%) XMPP
7 1 (0.30%) .NET
7 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.30%) CSS
7 1 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.30%) REST
7 1 (0.30%) SAML
7 1 (0.30%) WAP
7 1 (0.30%) WCF
7 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (23.71%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.17%) Cyberthreat
3 17 (5.17%) Public Cloud
4 16 (4.86%) PKI
5 10 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.13%) Clustering
7 4 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.22%) EFT
7 4 (1.22%) FMCG
8 3 (0.91%) Cloud Native
8 3 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.61%) IVR
9 2 (0.61%) Replication
9 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 61 (18.54%) Windows
2 56 (17.02%) Linux
3 28 (8.51%) Windows Server
4 24 (7.29%) Unix
5 13 (3.95%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (3.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.43%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.52%) VMS
10 4 (1.22%) CentOS
10 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.91%) AIX
11 3 (0.91%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.61%) Solaris
13 1 (0.30%) HPUX
13 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (21.88%) ITIL
2 42 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 40 (12.16%) Mentoring
4 39 (11.85%) Service Delivery
5 38 (11.55%) Network Management
6 35 (10.64%) Information Security
7 32 (9.73%) DNA
8 31 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (8.51%) Presales
10 24 (7.29%) DevOps
10 24 (7.29%) Network Design
11 23 (6.99%) ITSM
11 23 (6.99%) Load Balancing
11 23 (6.99%) Patch Management
12 22 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
14 20 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (5.78%) Migration
15 19 (5.78%) Remediation Plan
15 19 (5.78%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.42%) PowerShell
2 30 (9.12%) SQL
3 16 (4.86%) Python
4 5 (1.52%) R
4 5 (1.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 190 (57.75%) Cisco Certification
2 140 (42.55%) CCNP
3 89 (27.05%) CCNA
4 51 (15.50%) Security Cleared
5 40 (12.16%) CCIE
6 28 (8.51%) SC Cleared
7 17 (5.17%) DV Cleared
8 15 (4.56%) Degree
9 13 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (3.04%) CISSP
11 8 (2.43%) VCP6
11 8 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (2.13%) JNCIA
13 6 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (1.82%) CCDP
14 5 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (1.22%) CCDE
15 4 (1.22%) HND
15 4 (1.22%) JNCIP
16 3 (0.91%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (6.08%) PCI DSS
3 18 (5.47%) COBIT
4 11 (3.34%) SLA
5 3 (0.91%) NIST
6 2 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.61%) GRC
6 2 (0.61%) PMO
6 2 (0.61%) QA
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.30%) GDPR
7 1 (0.30%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 50 (15.20%) Active Directory
2 48 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (10.33%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.04%) VMware NSX
5 9 (2.74%) ProxySG
6 7 (2.13%) Docker
6 7 (2.13%) vSphere
7 6 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (1.82%) Terminal Services
7 6 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (1.82%) XenApp
8 5 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.22%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (6.38%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (4.26%) Ansible
2 14 (4.26%) FortiGate
3 9 (2.74%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 9 (2.74%) Kubernetes
4 8 (2.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (2.43%) SCVMM
4 8 (2.43%) WSUS
5 7 (2.13%) Stealthwatch
6 6 (1.82%) SCCM
6 6 (1.82%) SCOM
6 6 (1.82%) Terraform
7 5 (1.52%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.22%) Cisco CME
8 4 (1.22%) Nessus
8 4 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.22%) Suricata
8 4 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 329 (100.00%) Cisco
2 92 (27.96%) Microsoft
3 86 (26.14%) CheckPoint
4 80 (24.32%) F5
5 78 (23.71%) Palo Alto
6 74 (22.49%) VMware
7 41 (12.46%) Fortinet
8 38 (11.55%) Juniper
9 35 (10.64%) SolarWinds
10 34 (10.33%) Meraki
11 28 (8.51%) HP
12 26 (7.90%) Zscaler
13 23 (6.99%) Citrix
14 21 (6.38%) Aruba
14 21 (6.38%) ServiceNow
15 20 (6.08%) Apple
16 16 (4.86%) Veeam
17 14 (4.26%) Dell
17 14 (4.26%) IronPort
17 14 (4.26%) SAP