Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 450 436 336
Rank change year-on-year -14 -100 +40
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 975 1,206 1,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.69% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% 4.56% 5.76%
Number of salaries quoted 805 1,004 1,475
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -3.06%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +11.36% -2.22%

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 22,810 26,466 29,730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.22% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 17,854 21,463 24,186
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +2 919 £55,000 +4.76% 185
UK excluding London -28 597 £52,500 +7.14% 134
London +8 344 £60,000 +2.56% 54
South East -40 206 £55,000 +4.76% 43
North of England +51 166 £47,500 +7.95% 41
Midlands +54 117 £53,000 +9.28% 23
Yorkshire +25 93 £47,500 +7.95% 27
West Midlands +53 80 £57,500 +18.56% 17
North West +23 65 £50,750 +12.78% 11
South West +52 57 £52,000 +13.04% 14
East Midlands +22 37 £47,500 - 6
East of England -66 32 £45,000 -14.29% 10
Scotland -13 20 £62,500 +58.23% 2
North East +12 8 £62,500 +78.57% 3
Wales -6 3 £42,500 +6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 975 (100.00%) Cisco
2 810 (83.08%) Firewall
3 658 (67.49%) Cisco Certification
4 532 (54.56%) CCNP
5 451 (46.26%) CheckPoint
6 428 (43.90%) WAN
7 381 (39.08%) LAN
8 370 (37.95%) Cisco Nexus
9 369 (37.85%) VPN
10 332 (34.05%) Juniper
11 321 (32.92%) F5
12 310 (31.79%) BGP
13 309 (31.69%) Wireless
14 307 (31.49%) Palo Alto
15 305 (31.28%) Network Security
16 286 (29.33%) OSPF
17 278 (28.51%) CCNA
18 256 (26.26%) Data Centre
19 248 (25.44%) MPLS
20 208 (21.33%) Cisco Firepower
21 204 (20.92%) VMware
22 197 (20.21%) SolarWinds
23 180 (18.46%) Windows
24 176 (18.05%) Microsoft
25 160 (16.41%) Cisco IOS
26 157 (16.10%) CCIE
27 155 (15.90%) VoIP
28 142 (14.56%) Cisco ISE
29 141 (14.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
30 138 (14.15%) Meraki

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 27 (2.77%) MS Exchange
2 23 (2.36%) IIS
3 18 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (1.44%) Apache
5 13 (1.33%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.03%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.62%) CMS
8 3 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.31%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (2.77%) MS Visio
2 19 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) C-CURE
1 3 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (0.31%) Sage 1000
1 3 (0.31%) Sage 500
2 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 121 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (6.05%) Office 365
4 24 (2.46%) PaaS
5 14 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.33%) IaaS
7 11 (1.13%) G Suite
8 8 (0.82%) SaaS
9 6 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.10%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.10%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 810 (83.08%) Firewall
2 428 (43.90%) WAN
3 381 (39.08%) LAN
4 370 (37.95%) Cisco Nexus
5 369 (37.85%) VPN
6 310 (31.79%) BGP
7 309 (31.69%) Wireless
8 305 (31.28%) Network Security
9 286 (29.33%) OSPF
10 248 (25.44%) MPLS
11 208 (21.33%) Cisco Firepower
12 160 (16.41%) Cisco IOS
13 155 (15.90%) VoIP
14 142 (14.56%) Cisco ISE
15 141 (14.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 137 (14.05%) IPsec
17 134 (13.74%) DNS
18 130 (13.33%) VLAN
19 125 (12.82%) SAN
20 120 (12.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 12 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.41%) Power BI
5 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.31%) Big Data
6 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.21%) MS Access
7 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.21%) Redis
8 1 (0.10%) MySQL
8 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.10%) Hudson
5 1 (0.10%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 127 (13.03%) Finance
2 82 (8.41%) Retail
3 49 (5.03%) Banking
4 43 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.97%) Advertising
6 10 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.03%) Marketing
7 7 (0.72%) Legal
8 4 (0.41%) Local Government
8 4 (0.41%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.21%) Billing
9 2 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.10%) Automotive
10 1 (0.10%) French Language
10 1 (0.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 474 (48.62%) Network Engineer
2 127 (13.03%) Security Engineer
3 123 (12.62%) Senior Network Engineer
4 116 (11.90%) Consultant
5 97 (9.95%) Network Security Engineer
6 96 (9.85%) Cisco Engineer
7 83 (8.51%) Architect
8 76 (7.79%) Security Consultant
9 72 (7.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 58 (5.95%) Cisco Consultant
11 56 (5.74%) Network Architect
11 56 (5.74%) Support Engineer
12 53 (5.44%) Analyst
12 53 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 46 (4.72%) Network Consultant
14 45 (4.62%) Cisco Security Consultant
15 34 (3.49%) Network Specialist
16 33 (3.38%) Network Security Consultant
17 29 (2.97%) Network Support
18 27 (2.77%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.72%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.74%) JSON
3 16 (1.64%) XMPP
4 9 (0.92%) .NET
5 7 (0.72%) Web Services
6 6 (0.62%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.62%) Entity Framework
6 6 (0.62%) LINQ
7 5 (0.51%) Middleware
7 5 (0.51%) XML
8 3 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.31%) HTML
8 3 (0.31%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.31%) YAML
9 2 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.21%) REST
9 2 (0.21%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.21%) WCF
10 1 (0.10%) CSS
10 1 (0.10%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 256 (26.26%) Data Centre
2 68 (6.97%) Self-Motivation
3 67 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (2.97%) PKI
5 27 (2.77%) Private Cloud
6 26 (2.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 25 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.36%) Clustering
9 20 (2.05%) Replication
10 19 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
11 18 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.33%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 10 (1.03%) CMDB
14 10 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
14 10 (1.03%) Wiki
15 8 (0.82%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.82%) EMC VNX
15 8 (0.82%) NHS
16 6 (0.62%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 180 (18.46%) Windows
2 119 (12.21%) Linux
3 87 (8.92%) Windows Server
4 67 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (4.41%) Unix
6 38 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.15%) Windows 10
8 15 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.92%) CentOS
10 8 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.62%) AIX
12 5 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (0.51%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.41%) Solaris
14 3 (0.31%) HPUX
15 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.10%) Android
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
2 123 (12.62%) Network Monitoring
3 118 (12.10%) ITIL
4 103 (10.56%) Load Balancing
5 85 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 78 (8.00%) Presales
7 74 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 69 (7.08%) Network Management
9 57 (5.85%) Migration
9 57 (5.85%) Time Management
10 56 (5.74%) High Availability
11 55 (5.64%) Network Design
12 51 (5.23%) Root Cause Analysis
13 45 (4.62%) Mentoring
14 44 (4.51%) Kalman Filter
14 44 (4.51%) Project Management
15 42 (4.31%) Change Control
16 41 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
17 40 (4.10%) Network Architecture
18 38 (3.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (6.05%) SQL
2 53 (5.44%) Python
3 41 (4.21%) Bash Shell
4 36 (3.69%) PowerShell
5 19 (1.95%) Tcl
6 15 (1.54%) Perl
7 9 (0.92%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.72%) C
8 7 (0.72%) C#
9 3 (0.31%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.31%) VBA
10 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.21%) Lisp
10 2 (0.21%) VB
11 1 (0.10%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.10%) Java
11 1 (0.10%) PHP
11 1 (0.10%) R
11 1 (0.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 658 (67.49%) Cisco Certification
2 532 (54.56%) CCNP
3 278 (28.51%) CCNA
4 157 (16.10%) CCIE
5 91 (9.33%) Security Cleared
6 79 (8.10%) SC Cleared
7 60 (6.15%) Degree
8 52 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 47 (4.82%) JNCIS
10 43 (4.41%) MCSE
11 41 (4.21%) CCDP
12 28 (2.87%) CCIE Security
13 26 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
15 23 (2.36%) CCSA
15 23 (2.36%) CCSE
16 19 (1.95%) CISSP
17 18 (1.85%) DV Cleared
18 16 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
19 15 (1.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.33%) SLA
2 43 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (3.90%) GDPR
4 30 (3.08%) PMO
5 28 (2.87%) PCI DSS
6 16 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.72%) QA
9 4 (0.41%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 131 (13.44%) Active Directory
2 104 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (5.33%) VMware NSX
4 43 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 24 (2.46%) ProxySG
5 24 (2.46%) XenApp
6 22 (2.26%) XenDesktop
7 19 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.54%) vSphere
10 11 (1.13%) NFS
11 8 (0.82%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.51%) Snort
12 5 (0.51%) VMFS
13 4 (0.41%) Docker
13 4 (0.41%) vCloud
14 2 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.21%) Firmware
14 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 98 (10.05%) Cisco Prime
2 62 (6.36%) FortiGate
3 56 (5.74%) Nagios
4 46 (4.72%) Stealthwatch
5 41 (4.21%) Cisco CUCM
6 25 (2.56%) Nessus
7 22 (2.26%) AirWatch
8 21 (2.15%) SCCM
9 19 (1.95%) ArcSight ESM
10 18 (1.85%) Backup Exec
11 13 (1.33%) Ansible
11 13 (1.33%) QRadar
12 12 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
13 10 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
13 10 (1.03%) Netcool
13 10 (1.03%) SCOM
13 10 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (0.82%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.82%) WhatsUp Gold
15 7 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 975 (100.00%) Cisco
2 451 (46.26%) CheckPoint
3 332 (34.05%) Juniper
4 321 (32.92%) F5
5 307 (31.49%) Palo Alto
6 204 (20.92%) VMware
7 197 (20.21%) SolarWinds
8 176 (18.05%) Microsoft
9 138 (14.15%) Meraki
10 129 (13.23%) Fortinet
11 84 (8.62%) HP
12 74 (7.59%) Blue Coat
13 66 (6.77%) Citrix
14 52 (5.33%) IronPort
15 47 (4.82%) NetApp
16 46 (4.72%) Dell
17 33 (3.38%) EMC
17 33 (3.38%) IBM
18 30 (3.08%) Aruba
18 30 (3.08%) Veeam