Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 428 328 377
Rank change year-on-year -100 +49 -34
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 1,202 1,708 1,768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.97% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.54% 5.76% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,002 1,471 1,494
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -3.06% +8.89%
10th Percentile £34,000 £31,250 £32,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.36% -2.22% +5.88%

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 26,457 29,649 34,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.76% 16.51%
Number of salaries quoted 21,459 24,122 28,657
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -100 1,123 £52,500 +10.53% 120
UK excluding London -53 796 £49,000 +11.36% 91
London -114 392 £58,500 +8.33% 32
South East -82 307 £52,500 +16.67% 43
North of England +32 157 £44,000 +15.03% 21
East of England +61 145 £52,500 +16.67% 11
Midlands -30 100 £48,500 +21.25% 10
Yorkshire +75 80 £44,000 +10.00% 13
North West -20 68 £45,000 +21.62% 8
West Midlands -12 62 £48,500 +24.36% 6
South West -53 44 £46,000 +8.24% 3
Scotland -29 41 £39,500 +8.22% 3
East Midlands +9 35 £47,500 +14.46% 4
Wales +20 21 £40,000 -40.74%
North East -15 9 £35,000 -9.09%
Northern Ireland - 2 £43,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Cisco ASA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 1,202 (100.00%) Cisco
2 946 (78.70%) Firewall
3 759 (63.14%) Cisco Certification
4 572 (47.59%) CCNP
5 532 (44.26%) WAN
6 510 (42.43%) VPN
7 457 (38.02%) CheckPoint
8 453 (37.69%) LAN
9 394 (32.78%) F5
10 368 (30.62%) MPLS
10 368 (30.62%) BGP
11 357 (29.70%) CCNA
12 341 (28.37%) Juniper
13 340 (28.29%) OSPF
14 325 (27.04%) Network Security
15 316 (26.29%) Data Centre
16 315 (26.21%) VMware
17 314 (26.12%) Cisco Nexus
18 313 (26.04%) Palo Alto
19 307 (25.54%) DNS
20 276 (22.96%) ITIL
21 227 (18.89%) Wireless
21 227 (18.89%) IPsec
22 225 (18.72%) Microsoft
23 218 (18.14%) Cisco IOS
24 217 (18.05%) TCP/IP
24 217 (18.05%) Windows
25 204 (16.97%) EIGRP
26 195 (16.22%) Load Balancing
26 195 (16.22%) Active Directory

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 97 (8.07%) MS Exchange
2 67 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (4.49%) IIS
4 29 (2.41%) Skype for Business
5 28 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (1.66%) Apache
7 18 (1.50%) Confluence
8 16 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (1.08%) nginx
10 12 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (0.83%) uWSGI
12 7 (0.58%) SharePoint
13 6 (0.50%) CMS
13 6 (0.50%) SAS
13 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.083%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.083%) JBoss
14 1 (0.083%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.083%) HipChat
3 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.083%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 96 (7.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (4.74%) Office 365
3 54 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (2.41%) SaaS
5 20 (1.66%) Akamai
6 12 (1.00%) G Suite
7 11 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.83%) IaaS
9 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.58%) PaaS
10 5 (0.42%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.25%) GitHub
13 2 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 2 (0.17%) Twilio
14 1 (0.083%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.083%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.083%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 946 (78.70%) Firewall
2 532 (44.26%) WAN
3 510 (42.43%) VPN
4 453 (37.69%) LAN
5 368 (30.62%) BGP
5 368 (30.62%) MPLS
6 340 (28.29%) OSPF
7 325 (27.04%) Network Security
8 314 (26.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 307 (25.54%) DNS
10 227 (18.89%) IPsec
10 227 (18.89%) Wireless
11 218 (18.14%) Cisco IOS
12 217 (18.05%) TCP/IP
13 204 (16.97%) EIGRP
14 181 (15.06%) VLAN
15 178 (14.81%) DHCP
16 158 (13.14%) SSL
17 140 (11.65%) Ethernet
18 119 (9.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.00%) MySQL
3 23 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (1.41%) InfluxDB
5 12 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.83%) MariaDB
6 10 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.17%) Power BI
10 2 (0.17%) Redis
10 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.083%) Big Data
11 1 (0.083%) Flink
11 1 (0.083%) Infinispan
11 1 (0.083%) Ingres
11 1 (0.083%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.083%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 21 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.58%) JIRA
4 10 (0.83%) Subversion
5 9 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.33%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.17%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
General
1 172 (14.31%) Finance
2 81 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 21 (1.75%) Games
5 19 (1.58%) Digital Economy
6 17 (1.41%) Retail
7 15 (1.25%) Advertising
8 14 (1.16%) Banking
9 13 (1.08%) Marketing
10 9 (0.75%) Law
10 9 (0.75%) Legal
11 8 (0.67%) Billing
11 8 (0.67%) Dutch Language
12 5 (0.42%) Electronics
13 4 (0.33%) Automotive
13 4 (0.33%) Publishing
14 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.083%) Back Office
15 1 (0.083%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.083%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 616 (51.25%) Network Engineer
2 203 (16.89%) Cisco Engineer
3 188 (15.64%) Senior Network Engineer
4 167 (13.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 133 (11.06%) Security Engineer
6 100 (8.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 99 (8.24%) Network Security Engineer
8 94 (7.82%) Consultant
9 73 (6.07%) Analyst
10 64 (5.32%) Architect
11 63 (5.24%) Support Engineer
12 58 (4.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 57 (4.74%) Firewall Engineer
14 54 (4.49%) Network Consultant
15 53 (4.41%) Network Support
16 49 (4.08%) Security Consultant
17 48 (3.99%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 48 (3.99%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
18 45 (3.74%) Network Analyst
19 43 (3.58%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.83%) 802.1X
2 47 (3.91%) HTML
3 43 (3.58%) XML
4 20 (1.66%) XMPP
5 16 (1.33%) LDAP
6 11 (0.92%) FreeSWITCH
7 10 (0.83%) Django
7 10 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
7 10 (0.83%) PHP-FPM
7 10 (0.83%) WSGI
8 9 (0.75%) Web Services
9 7 (0.58%) WAP
10 6 (0.50%) CSS
11 4 (0.33%) .NET
11 4 (0.33%) JSON
11 4 (0.33%) REST
11 4 (0.33%) SAP CAF
11 4 (0.33%) WSH
12 3 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.25%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 316 (26.29%) Data Centre
2 81 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (6.57%) Computer Science
4 50 (4.16%) Clustering
5 39 (3.24%) Management Information System
6 38 (3.16%) PKI
7 34 (2.83%) Linux Command Line
8 32 (2.66%) Replication
9 20 (1.66%) Driving Licence
10 19 (1.58%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.33%) Eurex
12 15 (1.25%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (0.92%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 10 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 10 (0.83%) iPad
14 10 (0.83%) Wiki
15 9 (0.75%) DataPower
15 9 (0.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 217 (18.05%) Windows
2 190 (15.81%) Linux
3 121 (10.07%) Windows Server
4 95 (7.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 81 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (4.58%) CentOS
7 49 (4.08%) Unix
8 43 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (3.08%) Ubuntu
10 28 (2.33%) Windows 10
11 25 (2.08%) Debian
12 23 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (1.75%) Solaris
14 13 (1.08%) Windows 7
15 12 (1.00%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.92%) Kali Linux
17 10 (0.83%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.58%) AIX
19 6 (0.50%) CatOS
20 5 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (22.96%) ITIL
2 195 (16.22%) Load Balancing
3 157 (13.06%) Network Monitoring
4 139 (11.56%) Network Design
5 92 (7.65%) Presales
6 82 (6.82%) Network Management
7 80 (6.66%) SIEM
8 79 (6.57%) Kalman Filter
9 78 (6.49%) Change Management
10 73 (6.07%) Mentoring
11 71 (5.91%) Project Management
12 61 (5.07%) Incident Management
12 61 (5.07%) Migration
13 59 (4.91%) E-Commerce
14 54 (4.49%) High Availability
15 53 (4.41%) Configuration Management
16 50 (4.16%) DevOps
17 49 (4.08%) Penetration Testing
18 45 (3.74%) Information Security
18 45 (3.74%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (5.24%) Python
2 53 (4.41%) PowerShell
3 48 (3.99%) Bash Shell
4 40 (3.33%) Perl
5 31 (2.58%) SQL
6 30 (2.50%) Ruby
7 16 (1.33%) C
8 12 (1.00%) PHP
9 7 (0.58%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.42%) VB
11 4 (0.33%) Tcl
12 3 (0.25%) Java
12 3 (0.25%) VBScript
13 2 (0.17%) AWK
13 2 (0.17%) C#
13 2 (0.17%) C++
13 2 (0.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 759 (63.14%) Cisco Certification
2 572 (47.59%) CCNP
3 357 (29.70%) CCNA
4 179 (14.89%) CCIE
5 159 (13.23%) Degree
6 72 (5.99%) Security Cleared
7 64 (5.32%) SC Cleared
8 53 (4.41%) JNCIP
9 52 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 45 (3.74%) CCDP
11 36 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
12 35 (2.91%) CCSA
12 35 (2.91%) CCSE
13 31 (2.58%) MCSE
14 30 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
15 28 (2.33%) CCSP
16 26 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 25 (2.08%) CCIP
17 25 (2.08%) CISSP
18 23 (1.91%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.24%) SLA
2 32 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.91%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.83%) PMO
5 13 (1.08%) QA
6 8 (0.67%) GDPR
7 6 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.33%) FIPS 140-2
9 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 195 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 166 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (7.15%) Hyper-V
4 38 (3.16%) iptables
4 38 (3.16%) VMware NSX
5 37 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (2.83%) vSphere
7 28 (2.33%) XenApp
8 18 (1.50%) XenServer
9 16 (1.33%) Firmware
10 14 (1.16%) ProxySG
11 13 (1.08%) Terminal Services
12 11 (0.92%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.83%) BIND 9
13 10 (0.83%) DFS Replication
13 10 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
13 10 (0.83%) Kamailio
13 10 (0.83%) NFS
13 10 (0.83%) Postfix
13 10 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 96 (7.99%) Cacti
2 80 (6.66%) Nagios
3 60 (4.99%) Cisco Prime
4 56 (4.66%) Cisco CUCM
5 55 (4.58%) Puppet
6 53 (4.41%) FortiGate
7 43 (3.58%) Ansible
8 42 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
9 39 (3.24%) Backup Exec
10 33 (2.75%) SELinux
11 28 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
12 27 (2.25%) vCenter Server
13 26 (2.16%) Grafana
14 24 (2.00%) Salt
14 24 (2.00%) SCCM
15 22 (1.83%) Icinga
16 20 (1.66%) QRadar
17 15 (1.25%) Nessus
18 14 (1.16%) SCOM
19 13 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1,202 (100.00%) Cisco
2 457 (38.02%) CheckPoint
3 394 (32.78%) F5
4 341 (28.37%) Juniper
5 315 (26.21%) VMware
6 313 (26.04%) Palo Alto
7 225 (18.72%) Microsoft
8 180 (14.98%) SolarWinds
9 162 (13.48%) Citrix
10 130 (10.82%) Fortinet
11 119 (9.90%) HP
12 90 (7.49%) Meraki
13 84 (6.99%) Blue Coat
14 75 (6.24%) Arista
14 75 (6.24%) Dell
15 59 (4.91%) Brocade
16 54 (4.49%) Sourcefire
17 53 (4.41%) Red Hat
18 52 (4.33%) Veeam
19 50 (4.16%) Riverbed