Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 445 324 326
Rank change year-on-year -121 +2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 1,167 1,658 2,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.97% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.42% 5.98% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 918 1,434 1,814
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £68,675
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £42,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +15.29% -11.46% +6.67%

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 26,428 27,710 34,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.91% 16.18% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 21,032 22,575 28,441
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,125
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 -117 1,102 £53,500 +12.63% 113
UK excluding London -77 743 £49,000 +15.29% 74
London -121 410 £57,500 +9.52% 42
South East -98 301 £52,500 +16.67% 23
North of England 0 127 £42,500 +6.25% 22
East of England +29 121 £63,750 +38.59% 6
Midlands -71 94 £41,500 +3.75% 14
South West +12 71 £50,000 +17.65% 6
West Midlands -39 67 £49,000 +22.50% 7
North West -6 63 £45,000 +16.13% 13
Yorkshire +26 59 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Scotland -23 41 £39,000 +6.85% 1
East Midlands -26 27 £41,500 +3.75% 7
Wales +5 12 £40,000 -5.88% 2
North East -18 5 £35,000 -16.17%
Northern Ireland -2 1 £43,000 +43.33%

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 1,167 (100.00%) Cisco
2 906 (77.63%) Firewall
3 738 (63.24%) Cisco Certification
4 594 (50.90%) CCNP
5 528 (45.24%) VPN
6 486 (41.65%) WAN
7 466 (39.93%) CheckPoint
8 416 (35.65%) F5
9 412 (35.30%) LAN
10 389 (33.33%) Network Security
11 359 (30.76%) Juniper
12 346 (29.65%) VMware
13 344 (29.48%) DNS
14 339 (29.05%) Cisco Nexus
15 337 (28.88%) BGP
16 331 (28.36%) MPLS
17 328 (28.11%) OSPF
18 326 (27.93%) CCNA
19 319 (27.34%) Data Centre
20 294 (25.19%) Palo Alto
21 244 (20.91%) Wireless
22 235 (20.14%) IPsec
23 233 (19.97%) ITIL
24 224 (19.19%) TCP/IP
25 222 (19.02%) Active Directory
26 221 (18.94%) DHCP
27 217 (18.59%) Cisco IOS
28 207 (17.74%) Windows
29 206 (17.65%) Cisco Firepower
30 191 (16.37%) Linux

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 76 (6.51%) MS Exchange
2 54 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (3.51%) IIS
4 36 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (1.89%) Skype for Business
6 19 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.03%) SharePoint
10 11 (0.94%) Confluence
11 10 (0.86%) Apache
11 10 (0.86%) nginx
12 8 (0.69%) uWSGI
13 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.086%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.086%) JBoss
16 1 (0.086%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.26%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.086%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 105 (9.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (5.14%) Office 365
4 33 (2.83%) Akamai
5 25 (2.14%) SaaS
6 13 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (1.11%) PaaS
7 10 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.77%) IaaS
9 7 (0.60%) G Suite
10 3 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.17%) Datadog
11 2 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.17%) Twilio
12 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.086%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.086%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 906 (77.63%) Firewall
2 528 (45.24%) VPN
3 486 (41.65%) WAN
4 412 (35.30%) LAN
5 389 (33.33%) Network Security
6 344 (29.48%) DNS
7 339 (29.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 337 (28.88%) BGP
9 331 (28.36%) MPLS
10 328 (28.11%) OSPF
11 244 (20.91%) Wireless
12 235 (20.14%) IPsec
13 224 (19.19%) TCP/IP
14 221 (18.94%) DHCP
15 217 (18.59%) Cisco IOS
16 206 (17.65%) Cisco Firepower
17 166 (14.22%) Cisco ISE
18 165 (14.14%) VLAN
19 159 (13.62%) SSL
20 146 (12.51%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.66%) MySQL
3 21 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (0.86%) InfluxDB
7 8 (0.69%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.17%) Power BI
10 1 (0.086%) Big Data
10 1 (0.086%) Flink
10 1 (0.086%) Infinispan
10 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 38 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
2 33 (2.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 28 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.11%) JIRA
5 9 (0.77%) Subversion
6 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.17%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.17%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.086%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 165 (14.14%) Finance
2 46 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.74%) Retail
4 27 (2.31%) Manufacturing
5 23 (1.97%) Banking
6 18 (1.54%) Advertising
6 18 (1.54%) Games
7 12 (1.03%) Marketing
8 5 (0.43%) Back Office
8 5 (0.43%) Billing
9 4 (0.34%) Dutch Language
9 4 (0.34%) Electronics
9 4 (0.34%) Legal
10 3 (0.26%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.17%) Automotive
11 2 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.086%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.086%) German Language
12 1 (0.086%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.086%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 539 (46.19%) Network Engineer
2 175 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 161 (13.80%) Security Engineer
4 151 (12.94%) Cisco Engineer
5 139 (11.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 122 (10.45%) Network Security Engineer
7 104 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 101 (8.65%) Consultant
9 93 (7.97%) Analyst
10 85 (7.28%) Network Specialist
11 69 (5.91%) Network Analyst
12 68 (5.83%) Architect
13 65 (5.57%) Security Consultant
14 62 (5.31%) Network Consultant
15 60 (5.14%) Senior Security Engineer
16 58 (4.97%) Security Specialist
17 57 (4.88%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
18 54 (4.63%) Cisco Consultant
19 53 (4.54%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
19 53 (4.54%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (7.63%) 802.1X
2 56 (4.80%) HTML
3 47 (4.03%) XML
4 30 (2.57%) LDAP
5 13 (1.11%) WSH
6 11 (0.94%) Web Services
7 10 (0.86%) JSON
8 9 (0.77%) CSS
9 8 (0.69%) Django
9 8 (0.69%) FreeSWITCH
9 8 (0.69%) LEMP Stack
9 8 (0.69%) PHP-FPM
9 8 (0.69%) WSGI
9 8 (0.69%) XMPP
10 5 (0.43%) WAP
11 4 (0.34%) Apache Flex
11 4 (0.34%) SAP CAF
12 3 (0.26%) Kafka
12 3 (0.26%) Node.js
12 3 (0.26%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 319 (27.34%) Data Centre
2 90 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 55 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (3.51%) PKI
6 38 (3.26%) Clustering
7 31 (2.66%) Cyberthreat
7 31 (2.66%) Replication
8 28 (2.40%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.89%) Public Cloud
10 21 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
11 20 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 16 (1.37%) Blackberry
13 14 (1.20%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.20%) Private Cloud
14 13 (1.11%) Driving Licence
15 12 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
16 11 (0.94%) Cyberattack
17 8 (0.69%) BBC
17 8 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 207 (17.74%) Windows
2 191 (16.37%) Linux
3 127 (10.88%) Windows Server
4 83 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 79 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (4.88%) CentOS
7 55 (4.71%) Unix
8 33 (2.83%) Ubuntu
9 28 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (2.14%) Debian
12 21 (1.80%) Solaris
13 17 (1.46%) AIX
14 15 (1.29%) Windows 10
15 9 (0.77%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.69%) Kali Linux
17 7 (0.60%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.51%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.43%) Mac OS
20 3 (0.26%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (19.97%) ITIL
2 171 (14.65%) Load Balancing
3 154 (13.20%) Network Monitoring
4 129 (11.05%) Network Design
5 105 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
6 97 (8.31%) Presales
7 88 (7.54%) SIEM
8 82 (7.03%) Network Management
9 77 (6.60%) E-Commerce
10 71 (6.08%) Kalman Filter
11 68 (5.83%) Change Management
12 64 (5.48%) Project Management
13 58 (4.97%) ITIL V3
14 57 (4.88%) DevOps
14 57 (4.88%) Mentoring
15 55 (4.71%) Migration
16 52 (4.46%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 52 (4.46%) Two-Factor Authentication
17 49 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
18 48 (4.11%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (7.63%) Python
2 86 (7.37%) PowerShell
3 37 (3.17%) SQL
4 35 (3.00%) Bash Shell
4 35 (3.00%) Perl
5 17 (1.46%) Ruby
6 16 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 14 (1.20%) C
8 13 (1.11%) PHP
8 13 (1.11%) VB
9 4 (0.34%) Java
10 3 (0.26%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.26%) R
10 3 (0.26%) VBScript
11 2 (0.17%) C#
12 1 (0.086%) AWK
12 1 (0.086%) C++
12 1 (0.086%) Groovy
12 1 (0.086%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 738 (63.24%) Cisco Certification
2 594 (50.90%) CCNP
3 326 (27.93%) CCNA
4 155 (13.28%) CCIE
5 140 (12.00%) Degree
6 71 (6.08%) Security Cleared
7 57 (4.88%) CCDP
8 52 (4.46%) CCSE
8 52 (4.46%) CISSP
9 43 (3.68%) SC Cleared
10 41 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
11 36 (3.08%) JNCIP
11 36 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (2.14%) MCSE
13 24 (2.06%) CCSA
13 24 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (1.97%) MCSA
15 20 (1.71%) IISP
15 20 (1.71%) ISSAP
15 20 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.94%) SLA
2 25 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (2.14%) PMO
3 17 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.11%) GDPR
5 12 (1.03%) QA
6 11 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.34%) FIPS 140-2
7 4 (0.34%) GPG13
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 222 (19.02%) Active Directory
2 177 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (8.48%) Hyper-V
4 53 (4.54%) XenApp
5 48 (4.11%) VMware NSX
6 41 (3.51%) vSphere
7 34 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (2.91%) XenDesktop
7 34 (2.91%) XenServer
8 23 (1.97%) Firmware
9 21 (1.80%) iptables
10 18 (1.54%) ProxySG
11 14 (1.20%) MetaFrame
11 14 (1.20%) NFS
12 9 (0.77%) FreeRADIUS
12 9 (0.77%) Postfix
13 8 (0.69%) BIND 9
13 8 (0.69%) Kamailio
14 7 (0.60%) Squid
15 6 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 72 (6.17%) Puppet
2 65 (5.57%) Cisco Prime
3 61 (5.23%) Nagios
4 56 (4.80%) Cisco CUCM
5 44 (3.77%) Cacti
6 43 (3.68%) FortiGate
7 42 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (2.74%) Ansible
9 28 (2.40%) Backup Exec
10 23 (1.97%) Cisco UCCX
10 23 (1.97%) Terraform
10 23 (1.97%) vCenter Server
11 22 (1.89%) QRadar
12 21 (1.80%) Grafana
12 21 (1.80%) SCCM
13 19 (1.63%) SELinux
14 17 (1.46%) TrustSec
15 15 (1.29%) Icinga
15 15 (1.29%) Salt
16 14 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,167 (100.00%) Cisco
2 466 (39.93%) CheckPoint
3 416 (35.65%) F5
4 359 (30.76%) Juniper
5 346 (29.65%) VMware
6 294 (25.19%) Palo Alto
7 185 (15.85%) Citrix
8 184 (15.77%) Microsoft
9 170 (14.57%) SolarWinds
10 162 (13.88%) Fortinet
11 128 (10.97%) HP
12 110 (9.43%) Blue Coat
13 82 (7.03%) Meraki
14 65 (5.57%) Aruba
15 59 (5.06%) Dell
15 59 (5.06%) Riverbed
16 56 (4.80%) Arista
17 51 (4.37%) Red Hat
17 51 (4.37%) Zscaler
18 44 (3.77%) McAfee