Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 341 432 347
Rank change year-on-year +91 -85 -29
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 1,355 1,212 1,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.71% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.04% 4.65% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 946 971 1,365
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year - +12.99% -7.81%

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 22,417 26,044 26,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 15.15% 15.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16,978 20,666 22,008
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.20% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,625
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +89 1,271 £55,000 +2.80% 49
UK excluding London +108 956 £50,000 - 43
North of England +203 393 £47,500 +9.83% 14
London -4 344 £60,000 +4.35% 6
Yorkshire +195 327 £47,500 +11.76% 7
South East +26 284 £51,250 -2.38% 16
Midlands +40 130 £52,500 +26.51% 9
West Midlands +30 97 £52,500 +6.06% 9
South West +27 71 £46,000 -3.16% 1
North West +26 55 £47,500 -5.00% 7
East of England +13 44 £42,500 -29.17% 3
East Midlands +24 33 £46,250 +11.45%
Scotland +16 29 £62,500 +56.25%
North East - 11 £62,500 -
Wales +14 5 £37,500 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,355 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1,140 (84.13%) Firewall
3 991 (73.14%) Cisco Certification
4 826 (60.96%) CCNP
5 742 (54.76%) WAN
6 655 (48.34%) VPN
7 562 (41.48%) Network Security
8 558 (41.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 535 (39.48%) BGP
10 531 (39.19%) OSPF
11 509 (37.56%) MPLS
12 502 (37.05%) CCNA
13 500 (36.90%) Palo Alto
14 459 (33.87%) CheckPoint
15 410 (30.26%) LAN
16 383 (28.27%) Linux
17 367 (27.08%) Wireless
18 355 (26.20%) DNS
19 346 (25.54%) IPsec
20 297 (21.92%) Fortinet
21 292 (21.55%) FortiGate
22 287 (21.18%) Juniper
23 286 (21.11%) NetScaler
23 286 (21.11%) Data Centre
24 282 (20.81%) Network Management
25 279 (20.59%) Network Design
26 269 (19.85%) Service Delivery
27 264 (19.48%) Python
27 264 (19.48%) F5
28 260 (19.19%) Cisco Firepower

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 41 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 35 (2.58%) Skype for Business
3 34 (2.51%) SharePoint
4 28 (2.07%) IIS
5 18 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 16 (1.18%) Apache
7 11 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.66%) CMS
8 9 (0.66%) IBM Domino
9 8 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.37%) SAS
13 3 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.15%) nginx
14 2 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.52%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.30%) Sage 1000
3 4 (0.30%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 185 (13.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (9.74%) Amazon AWS
3 91 (6.72%) Office 365
4 40 (2.95%) PaaS
5 37 (2.73%) IaaS
6 28 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 20 (1.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 15 (1.11%) SaaS
10 11 (0.81%) Azure Functions
10 11 (0.81%) Azure Machine Learning
10 11 (0.81%) Power Platform
10 11 (0.81%) Serverless
11 6 (0.44%) G Suite
12 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.22%) AWS Fargate
13 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.074%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 1,140 (84.13%) Firewall
2 742 (54.76%) WAN
3 655 (48.34%) VPN
4 562 (41.48%) Network Security
5 558 (41.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 535 (39.48%) BGP
7 531 (39.19%) OSPF
8 509 (37.56%) MPLS
9 410 (30.26%) LAN
10 367 (27.08%) Wireless
11 355 (26.20%) DNS
12 346 (25.54%) IPsec
13 286 (21.11%) NetScaler
14 260 (19.19%) Cisco Firepower
15 227 (16.75%) ADSL
16 225 (16.61%) Broadband
17 223 (16.46%) SMTP
18 222 (16.38%) RIP
19 162 (11.96%) SAN
20 156 (11.51%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (0.81%) Power BI
4 7 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.22%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.22%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.15%) MS Access
8 2 (0.15%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.15%) Redis
8 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 16 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.30%) JIRA
6 3 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 118 (8.71%) Finance
2 55 (4.06%) Telecoms
3 44 (3.25%) Retail
4 23 (1.70%) Banking
4 23 (1.70%) Marketing
5 14 (1.03%) Advertising
6 12 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.52%) Local Government
8 6 (0.44%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.30%) Billing
10 3 (0.22%) Electronics
10 3 (0.22%) Front Office
11 2 (0.15%) Law
12 1 (0.074%) Back Office
12 1 (0.074%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.074%) Legal
12 1 (0.074%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 690 (50.92%) Network Engineer
2 246 (18.15%) Security Engineer
3 218 (16.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 183 (13.51%) Cisco Engineer
5 163 (12.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 151 (11.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 123 (9.08%) Consultant
8 115 (8.49%) Architect
9 91 (6.72%) Network Consultant
10 89 (6.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 86 (6.35%) Network Architect
12 73 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 72 (5.31%) Analyst
14 60 (4.43%) Cisco Architect
15 59 (4.35%) Cisco Network Architect
16 58 (4.28%) Security Consultant
17 50 (3.69%) Support Engineer
18 47 (3.47%) Cisco Consultant
18 47 (3.47%) Developer
19 45 (3.32%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.62%) 802.1X
2 22 (1.62%) SAML
3 21 (1.55%) JSON
4 15 (1.11%) XMPP
5 14 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
6 13 (0.96%) YAML
7 12 (0.89%) LDAP
8 11 (0.81%) .NET
9 7 (0.52%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.52%) Entity Framework
9 7 (0.52%) LINQ
10 6 (0.44%) WCF
10 6 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.30%) SailPoint
11 4 (0.30%) Spring
12 3 (0.22%) LAMP
12 3 (0.22%) Regular Expression
12 3 (0.22%) REST
13 2 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
13 2 (0.15%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 286 (21.11%) Data Centre
2 234 (17.27%) Management Information System
3 79 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
4 74 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (3.39%) Private Cloud
6 40 (2.95%) Public Cloud
7 37 (2.73%) Security Operations Centre
8 21 (1.55%) Virtual Team
9 20 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (1.25%) EMC VNX
10 17 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 14 (1.03%) Clustering
13 13 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 12 (0.89%) PKI
15 11 (0.81%) Driving Licence
15 11 (0.81%) e-Learning
16 10 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
17 9 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
17 9 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 383 (28.27%) Linux
2 242 (17.86%) Unix
3 239 (17.64%) Windows
4 142 (10.48%) Windows Server
5 91 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (2.73%) Windows 7
8 30 (2.21%) Windows 10
9 28 (2.07%) CentOS
10 22 (1.62%) AIX
11 12 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.81%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.81%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.74%) CatOS
14 9 (0.66%) Android
14 9 (0.66%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.52%) Solaris
16 4 (0.30%) Debian
16 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (20.81%) Network Management
2 279 (20.59%) Network Design
3 269 (19.85%) Service Delivery
4 249 (18.38%) Change Control
5 207 (15.28%) Product Management
6 203 (14.98%) Presales
7 183 (13.51%) ITIL
8 139 (10.26%) Network Monitoring
9 136 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
10 127 (9.37%) Project Management
11 116 (8.56%) Load Balancing
12 104 (7.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 80 (5.90%) Mentoring
14 66 (4.87%) Change Management
15 60 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
15 60 (4.43%) Network Architecture
15 60 (4.43%) Time Management
16 57 (4.21%) DNA
17 53 (3.91%) DevOps
18 50 (3.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 264 (19.48%) Python
2 248 (18.30%) Bash Shell
3 229 (16.90%) Perl
4 78 (5.76%) SQL
5 59 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 23 (1.70%) R
7 15 (1.11%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.81%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.74%) C
10 7 (0.52%) C#
11 4 (0.30%) VBA
12 3 (0.22%) Java
12 3 (0.22%) Ruby
12 3 (0.22%) Tcl
12 3 (0.22%) VBScript
13 2 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 991 (73.14%) Cisco Certification
2 826 (60.96%) CCNP
3 502 (37.05%) CCNA
4 217 (16.01%) CCIE
5 80 (5.90%) Security Cleared
6 75 (5.54%) SC Cleared
7 62 (4.58%) Degree
8 60 (4.43%) CCDP
8 60 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (4.28%) JNCIS
10 30 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 27 (1.99%) CISSP
13 26 (1.92%) CCIE Security
13 26 (1.92%) CCSP
14 25 (1.85%) JNCIA
15 24 (1.77%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 23 (1.70%) JNCIP
17 22 (1.62%) MCSE
18 18 (1.33%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (18.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 207 (15.28%) ISO 9001
3 62 (4.58%) SLA
4 39 (2.88%) GDPR
5 29 (2.14%) PCI DSS
6 16 (1.18%) PMO
7 14 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 13 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.44%) GPG13
13 4 (0.30%) QA
14 1 (0.074%) COBIT
System Software
1 167 (12.32%) Active Directory
2 126 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (3.84%) Hyper-V
4 37 (2.73%) vSphere
5 36 (2.66%) XenApp
6 31 (2.29%) VMware NSX
7 30 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (2.07%) XenDesktop
9 20 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.40%) Docker
11 16 (1.18%) vCloud
12 9 (0.66%) ProxySG
13 8 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.52%) NFS
15 6 (0.44%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.37%) Snort
17 3 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 3 (0.22%) Firmware
18 2 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 2 (0.15%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 292 (21.55%) FortiGate
2 260 (19.19%) Nagios
3 134 (9.89%) Cisco Prime
4 50 (3.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 50 (3.69%) Stealthwatch
5 42 (3.10%) AirWatch
6 38 (2.80%) Puppet
7 26 (1.92%) SCCM
8 24 (1.77%) Ansible
9 20 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
10 18 (1.33%) Nessus
11 17 (1.25%) Observium
11 17 (1.25%) SCOM
12 16 (1.18%) Terraform
13 15 (1.11%) vCenter Server
14 14 (1.03%) Kubernetes
15 13 (0.96%) Backup Exec
15 13 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
16 11 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
16 11 (0.81%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,355 (100.00%) Cisco
2 500 (36.90%) Palo Alto
3 459 (33.87%) CheckPoint
4 297 (21.92%) Fortinet
5 287 (21.18%) Juniper
6 264 (19.48%) F5
7 243 (17.93%) VMware
8 201 (14.83%) Microsoft
9 187 (13.80%) SolarWinds
10 140 (10.33%) Meraki
11 97 (7.16%) Citrix
12 66 (4.87%) NetApp
13 62 (4.58%) HP
14 49 (3.62%) Dell
15 46 (3.39%) EMC
16 44 (3.25%) Blue Coat
17 42 (3.10%) ForeScout
18 39 (2.88%) Huawei
19 38 (2.80%) IronPort
20 35 (2.58%) IBM