Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 445 486 423
Rank change year-on-year +41 -63 -82
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 863 948 1,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.60% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.23% 3.99% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 607 783 1,131
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £76,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,375 £48,375
% change year-on-year -5.71% +4.13% +7.50%

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 20,382 23,752 27,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.34% 14.95% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 15,921 18,656 22,534
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +47 802 £50,000 -9.09% 115
UK excluding London +96 596 £47,500 -5.71% 83
London -19 239 £60,000 - 35
South East +43 194 £48,000 -12.73% 23
North of England +60 164 £42,500 -10.53% 21
Midlands +44 119 £50,000 -7.41% 17
Yorkshire +55 111 £50,000 +5.26% 8
West Midlands +17 68 £50,000 -13.04% 9
East Midlands +42 51 £41,250 -13.16% 8
South West +19 48 £47,500 -13.64% 11
North West +19 43 £42,500 -10.53% 11
East of England +71 37 £43,250 -3.89% 8
Scotland +26 31 £63,750 +2.00% 3
North East +23 10 £30,000 -36.84% 2
Wales 0 3 £45,000 -5.26%

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 863 (100.00%) Cisco
2 700 (81.11%) Firewall
3 586 (67.90%) Cisco Certification
4 502 (58.17%) CCNP
5 422 (48.90%) WAN
6 386 (44.73%) VPN
7 352 (40.79%) BGP
8 334 (38.70%) OSPF
9 327 (37.89%) CCNA
10 323 (37.43%) LAN
11 314 (36.38%) Palo Alto
12 306 (35.46%) Network Security
13 257 (29.78%) MPLS
14 241 (27.93%) Wireless
15 231 (26.77%) CheckPoint
16 225 (26.07%) Cisco Nexus
17 208 (24.10%) IPsec
18 195 (22.60%) Data Centre
19 194 (22.48%) DNS
20 181 (20.97%) Juniper
21 176 (20.39%) Azure
22 175 (20.28%) VMware
23 172 (19.93%) Microsoft
24 154 (17.84%) Linux
24 154 (17.84%) Network Design
25 145 (16.80%) Fortinet
26 130 (15.06%) ITIL
27 127 (14.72%) TCP/IP
28 125 (14.48%) Meraki
29 120 (13.90%) FortiGate

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 36 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 34 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (2.20%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.27%) IIS
5 9 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.70%) Apache
6 6 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.58%) Confluence
7 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.12%) Moodle
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.51%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.35%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 176 (20.39%) Azure
2 99 (11.47%) Office 365
3 91 (10.54%) AWS
4 18 (2.09%) SaaS
5 10 (1.16%) IaaS
5 10 (1.16%) PaaS
6 9 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.81%) Akamai
7 7 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.70%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.35%) G Suite
10 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.23%) GCP
10 2 (0.23%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.12%) AWS Fargate
11 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 700 (81.11%) Firewall
2 422 (48.90%) WAN
3 386 (44.73%) VPN
4 352 (40.79%) BGP
5 334 (38.70%) OSPF
6 323 (37.43%) LAN
7 306 (35.46%) Network Security
8 257 (29.78%) MPLS
9 241 (27.93%) Wireless
10 225 (26.07%) Cisco Nexus
11 208 (24.10%) IPsec
12 194 (22.48%) DNS
13 127 (14.72%) TCP/IP
14 106 (12.28%) VoIP
15 105 (12.17%) VLAN
16 103 (11.94%) Cisco Firepower
16 103 (11.94%) SAN
17 101 (11.70%) NetScaler
18 99 (11.47%) DHCP
19 95 (11.01%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.23%) Power BI
7 1 (0.12%) MySQL
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (3.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.70%) Fiddler
3 6 (0.70%) JIRA
3 6 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.58%) Terragrunt
4 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
General
1 111 (12.86%) Finance
2 88 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 46 (5.33%) Retail
4 39 (4.52%) Public Sector
5 19 (2.20%) Law
6 13 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.16%) Back Office
7 10 (1.16%) Marketing
8 7 (0.81%) Banking
8 7 (0.81%) Electronics
8 7 (0.81%) Military
9 6 (0.70%) Local Government
10 2 (0.23%) Advertising
10 2 (0.23%) Games
10 2 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.12%) Billing
11 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 527 (61.07%) Network Engineer
2 152 (17.61%) Security Engineer
3 137 (15.87%) Cisco Engineer
4 136 (15.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 127 (14.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 109 (12.63%) Senior Network Engineer
7 87 (10.08%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 67 (7.76%) Consultant
9 55 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 44 (5.10%) Network Consultant
11 43 (4.98%) Firewall Engineer
12 41 (4.75%) NOC Engineer
13 40 (4.63%) Architect
14 39 (4.52%) Analyst
14 39 (4.52%) Lead Network Engineer
15 37 (4.29%) Network Architect
16 28 (3.24%) Support Engineer
17 25 (2.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 21 (2.43%) Network Support
19 18 (2.09%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.24%) 802.1X
2 8 (0.93%) SAML
3 7 (0.81%) JSON
4 2 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.23%) LDAP
4 2 (0.23%) REST
4 2 (0.23%) XMPP
5 1 (0.12%) .NET
5 1 (0.12%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.12%) COM
5 1 (0.12%) COM+
5 1 (0.12%) CSS
5 1 (0.12%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.12%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.12%) Jinja
5 1 (0.12%) LINQ
5 1 (0.12%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.12%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 195 (22.60%) Data Centre
2 89 (10.31%) Management Information System
3 44 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
6 17 (1.97%) Replication
7 16 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 15 (1.74%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 10 (1.16%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.16%) EMC VNX
10 8 (0.93%) DataPower
10 8 (0.93%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.81%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.70%) HP StoreVirtual
12 6 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.58%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 154 (17.84%) Linux
2 120 (13.90%) Windows
3 87 (10.08%) Unix
4 68 (7.88%) Windows Server
5 36 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (3.01%) Windows 7
7 24 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (2.32%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.93%) Android
10 7 (0.81%) CatOS
11 5 (0.58%) CentOS
11 5 (0.58%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.58%) Solaris
12 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.23%) Debian
13 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (17.84%) Network Design
2 130 (15.06%) ITIL
3 117 (13.56%) Service Delivery
4 113 (13.09%) Network Management
5 111 (12.86%) Network Monitoring
6 103 (11.94%) Change Control
7 91 (10.54%) Load Balancing
8 85 (9.85%) Product Management
9 80 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
10 70 (8.11%) Mentoring
11 67 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 57 (6.60%) Cybersecurity
13 56 (6.49%) Migration
14 47 (5.45%) Project Delivery
15 44 (5.10%) Presales
16 42 (4.87%) SIEM
17 37 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
17 37 (4.29%) Project Management
18 35 (4.06%) DevOps
19 34 (3.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (12.98%) Python
2 91 (10.54%) Bash Shell
3 75 (8.69%) Perl
4 37 (4.29%) SQL
5 36 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 17 (1.97%) C
7 1 (0.12%) C#
7 1 (0.12%) R
7 1 (0.12%) Ruby
7 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 586 (67.90%) Cisco Certification
2 502 (58.17%) CCNP
3 327 (37.89%) CCNA
4 84 (9.73%) CCIE
5 71 (8.23%) CCDP
6 66 (7.65%) Security Cleared
7 59 (6.84%) Degree
8 45 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (4.29%) SC Cleared
10 35 (4.06%) JNCIS
11 34 (3.94%) MCSE
12 30 (3.48%) JNCIP
13 27 (3.13%) CCDA
14 26 (3.01%) JNCIA
15 24 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 20 (2.32%) DV Cleared
17 17 (1.97%) MCSA
18 15 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
19 12 (1.39%) DBS Check
20 11 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (11.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (9.50%) ISO 9001
3 64 (7.42%) SLA
4 28 (3.24%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.70%) QA
9 4 (0.46%) GDPR
10 3 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.35%) NCSC
10 3 (0.35%) NIST
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 111 (12.86%) Active Directory
2 100 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (5.79%) Hyper-V
4 48 (5.56%) vSphere
5 32 (3.71%) VMware NSX
6 31 (3.59%) XenDesktop
7 24 (2.78%) XenApp
8 15 (1.74%) vCloud
9 11 (1.27%) ProxySG
10 10 (1.16%) Firmware
11 9 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.70%) NFS
13 6 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.35%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.23%) KVM
15 2 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 120 (13.90%) FortiGate
2 77 (8.92%) Nagios
3 54 (6.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 49 (5.68%) Cisco Prime
5 31 (3.59%) Stealthwatch
6 21 (2.43%) Cisco UCCX
7 19 (2.20%) SCCM
8 17 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (1.62%) Puppet
9 14 (1.62%) Terraform
10 12 (1.39%) vCenter Server
10 12 (1.39%) WSUS
11 11 (1.27%) Ansible
12 9 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (1.04%) WhatsUp Gold
13 8 (0.93%) SCOM
14 7 (0.81%) Kubernetes
15 6 (0.70%) vRealize
16 5 (0.58%) Backup Exec
17 4 (0.46%) Cacti
Vendors
1 863 (100.00%) Cisco
2 314 (36.38%) Palo Alto
3 231 (26.77%) CheckPoint
4 181 (20.97%) Juniper
5 175 (20.28%) VMware
6 172 (19.93%) Microsoft
7 145 (16.80%) Fortinet
8 125 (14.48%) Meraki
9 114 (13.21%) F5
10 110 (12.75%) SolarWinds
11 71 (8.23%) Citrix
12 54 (6.26%) HP
13 41 (4.75%) Splunk
14 39 (4.52%) NetApp
15 38 (4.40%) Forcepoint
16 37 (4.29%) Dell
17 31 (3.59%) Blue Coat
17 31 (3.59%) Brocade
18 29 (3.36%) Aruba
18 29 (3.36%) Veeam