Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 460 476 463
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13 -17
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 345 719 987
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.57% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 3.80% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 365 635 935
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% -6.67% +5.00%

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 9,014 18,934 22,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.08% 15.02% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,165 15,118 18,140
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,850 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +9 313 £52,500 +5.00% 67
UK excluding London +47 234 £50,000 +2.04% 53
London +52 86 £65,000 +8.33% 19
North of England +94 77 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Work from Home -51 75 £55,000 +4.76% 8
South East +49 69 £60,000 +20.00% 18
North West +96 52 £46,250 +8.82% 6
Midlands +15 31 £45,000 -5.26% 11
South West +63 28 £49,000 -4.39% 5
East of England +100 23 £55,000 +22.22% 3
West Midlands +30 22 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Yorkshire +35 19 £42,500 - 4
East Midlands +23 10 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Wales +54 7 £57,500 +27.78% 1
North East +25 6 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Scotland +23 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 345 (100.00%) Cisco
2 258 (74.78%) Firewall
3 202 (58.55%) WAN
4 201 (58.26%) Cisco Certification
5 165 (47.83%) LAN
6 154 (44.64%) CCNP
7 125 (36.23%) VMware
8 101 (29.28%) Wireless
9 100 (28.99%) Cisco Nexus
10 94 (27.25%) Network Security
11 88 (25.51%) Windows
12 83 (24.06%) Palo Alto
13 79 (22.90%) CCNA
14 77 (22.32%) Microsoft
14 77 (22.32%) BGP
15 76 (22.03%) Data Centre
16 73 (21.16%) CheckPoint
17 71 (20.58%) VMware Infrastructure
18 70 (20.29%) F5
18 70 (20.29%) Juniper
19 69 (20.00%) OSPF
20 67 (19.42%) Fortinet
21 66 (19.13%) Azure
22 65 (18.84%) Windows Server
23 64 (18.55%) VPN
24 63 (18.26%) Wi-Fi
24 63 (18.26%) Problem-Solving
25 62 (17.97%) Cisco Firepower
25 62 (17.97%) VLAN
26 60 (17.39%) DNS

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 13 (3.77%) Apache
1 13 (3.77%) IIS
2 11 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.87%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 66 (19.13%) Azure
2 45 (13.04%) AWS
3 41 (11.88%) Office 365
4 18 (5.22%) IaaS
5 17 (4.93%) SaaS
6 16 (4.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (4.64%) Mimecast
7 14 (4.06%) PaaS
8 5 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 258 (74.78%) Firewall
2 202 (58.55%) WAN
3 165 (47.83%) LAN
4 101 (29.28%) Wireless
5 100 (28.99%) Cisco Nexus
6 94 (27.25%) Network Security
7 77 (22.32%) BGP
8 69 (20.00%) OSPF
9 64 (18.55%) VPN
10 63 (18.26%) Wi-Fi
11 62 (17.97%) Cisco Firepower
11 62 (17.97%) VLAN
12 60 (17.39%) DNS
13 55 (15.94%) TCP/IP
14 45 (13.04%) MPLS
15 42 (12.17%) Cisco ISE
16 39 (11.30%) Cisco IOS
17 37 (10.72%) VoIP
18 35 (10.14%) EIGRP
19 34 (9.86%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.87%) MySQL
3 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 13 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 44 (12.75%) Finance
2 29 (8.41%) Telecoms
3 23 (6.67%) Banking
4 16 (4.64%) Retail
5 5 (1.45%) Billing
5 5 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.45%) Marketing
5 5 (1.45%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.16%) Military
7 3 (0.87%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Electronics
8 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (57.39%) Network Engineer
2 67 (19.42%) Senior Network Engineer
3 38 (11.01%) Cisco Engineer
4 37 (10.72%) Security Engineer
5 36 (10.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 35 (10.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 33 (9.57%) Network Security Engineer
8 31 (8.99%) Consultant
9 23 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (5.80%) Network Consultant
11 16 (4.64%) Administrator
12 15 (4.35%) Support Engineer
13 14 (4.06%) IT Engineer
13 14 (4.06%) Security Consultant
14 12 (3.48%) Analyst
14 12 (3.48%) LAN Engineer
14 12 (3.48%) LAN/WAN Engineer
14 12 (3.48%) Senior Security Engineer
14 12 (3.48%) Technical Leader
14 12 (3.48%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.74%) 802.1X
1 6 (1.74%) JSON
2 5 (1.45%) Middleware
3 4 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (1.16%) YAML
4 3 (0.87%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.58%) Jinja
5 2 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 76 (22.03%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.48%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.16%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.16%) Wiki
8 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.58%) Blog
9 2 (0.58%) FMCG
9 2 (0.58%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) iSeries
10 1 (0.29%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.29%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.29%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 88 (25.51%) Windows
2 65 (18.84%) Windows Server
3 39 (11.30%) Linux
4 18 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (4.64%) Windows 7
6 15 (4.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (4.06%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (2.03%) Unix
8 7 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.74%) CentOS
9 6 (1.74%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.87%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.58%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (18.26%) Problem-Solving
2 40 (11.59%) Presales
3 35 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 27 (7.83%) Information Security
5 27 (7.83%) ITIL
5 27 (7.83%) SIEM
6 26 (7.54%) Network Management
7 24 (6.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 23 (6.67%) DevOps
8 23 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 22 (6.38%) Project Management
10 21 (6.09%) Network Design
10 21 (6.09%) Security Operations
11 20 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
12 19 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (5.51%) DNA
12 19 (5.51%) Kalman Filter
13 18 (5.22%) Change Management
13 18 (5.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.22%) PowerShell
2 16 (4.64%) Python
3 11 (3.19%) SQL
4 5 (1.45%) PHP
4 5 (1.45%) R
5 3 (0.87%) VBScript
6 1 (0.29%) C
Qualifications
1 201 (58.26%) Cisco Certification
2 154 (44.64%) CCNP
3 79 (22.90%) CCNA
4 47 (13.62%) CCIE
5 31 (8.99%) Security Cleared
6 27 (7.83%) SC Cleared
7 23 (6.67%) CCDP
8 22 (6.38%) JNCIS
9 21 (6.09%) CISSP
10 20 (5.80%) JNCIA
11 12 (3.48%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (3.19%) CCIE Security
12 11 (3.19%) CCSA
12 11 (3.19%) CEH
12 11 (3.19%) DBS Check
13 10 (2.90%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.74%) CCENT
14 6 (1.74%) CISM
14 6 (1.74%) DV Cleared
15 5 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 19 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (4.93%) SLA
4 6 (1.74%) COBIT
5 4 (1.16%) GDPR
6 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.58%) PMO
8 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 71 (20.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (12.17%) Active Directory
3 31 (8.99%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.51%) VMware Server
5 14 (4.06%) VMware NSX
6 8 (2.32%) XenApp
7 7 (2.03%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 6 (1.74%) Docker
9 4 (1.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (1.16%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.87%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.87%) Firmware
11 2 (0.58%) vSphere
12 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (10.14%) SCCM
2 26 (7.54%) Ansible
3 24 (6.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (6.67%) FortiGate
5 13 (3.77%) Cisco Prime
6 12 (3.48%) SCVMM
7 11 (3.19%) Nessus
7 11 (3.19%) Terraform
8 10 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (2.03%) Stealthwatch
10 6 (1.74%) Capistrano
10 6 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.74%) Puppet
10 6 (1.74%) SmoothWall
11 5 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (1.45%) XenMobile
12 4 (1.16%) AirWatch
12 4 (1.16%) Nagios
13 3 (0.87%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.87%) Packer
Vendors
1 345 (100.00%) Cisco
2 125 (36.23%) VMware
3 83 (24.06%) Palo Alto
4 77 (22.32%) Microsoft
5 73 (21.16%) CheckPoint
6 70 (20.29%) F5
6 70 (20.29%) Juniper
7 67 (19.42%) Fortinet
8 58 (16.81%) Meraki
9 45 (13.04%) Aruba
10 43 (12.46%) SolarWinds
11 41 (11.88%) HP
12 39 (11.30%) Citrix
13 33 (9.57%) Dell
14 21 (6.09%) EMC
15 20 (5.80%) Veeam
16 16 (4.64%) Splunk
17 15 (4.35%) EqualLogic
18 12 (3.48%) Riverbed
18 12 (3.48%) ServiceNow