Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 386 328
Rank change year-on-year -35 -58 +15
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 1,214 1,466 2,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.83% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.74% 5.21% 6.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,007 1,272 1,831
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 25,638 28,149 33,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.88% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 20,274 22,870 27,470
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
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 August 2018.

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 August 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 -39 1,162 £52,500 +5.00% 108
UK excluding London -51 696 £47,500 +5.56% 73
London +12 489 £57,500 +4.55% 38
South East -73 271 £55,000 +12.24% 25
North of England +13 142 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Midlands +1 134 £47,500 +11.76% 13
West Midlands +19 95 £49,500 +16.47% 8
East of England -13 89 £45,000 -14.29% 5
North West +14 78 £44,000 -2.22% 12
Yorkshire +22 62 £42,500 -3.41% 9
South West +10 47 £47,500 +11.76% 4
East Midlands +3 39 £41,500 -12.63% 5
Scotland -24 13 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Wales -2 11 £47,500 +11.76%
North East -17 2 £41,250 -19.12% 2

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1,214 (100.00%) Cisco
2 961 (79.16%) Firewall
3 803 (66.14%) Cisco Certification
4 660 (54.37%) CCNP
5 508 (41.85%) VPN
6 492 (40.53%) WAN
7 429 (35.34%) LAN
7 429 (35.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 422 (34.76%) CheckPoint
9 402 (33.11%) F5
10 375 (30.89%) Juniper
11 371 (30.56%) CCNA
12 364 (29.98%) OSPF
12 364 (29.98%) BGP
13 354 (29.16%) Network Security
14 348 (28.67%) Wireless
15 331 (27.27%) VMware
16 328 (27.02%) MPLS
17 308 (25.37%) Data Centre
18 274 (22.57%) Palo Alto
19 251 (20.68%) SolarWinds
20 248 (20.43%) Windows
21 239 (19.69%) Microsoft
22 233 (19.19%) DNS
23 221 (18.20%) Active Directory
24 211 (17.38%) ITIL
25 210 (17.30%) IPsec
26 205 (16.89%) Cisco Firepower
27 200 (16.47%) CCIE
28 199 (16.39%) Cisco ISE

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 64 (5.27%) MS Exchange
2 37 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (2.47%) Skype for Business
4 29 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (1.89%) IIS
6 14 (1.15%) SharePoint
7 10 (0.82%) Apache
7 10 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (0.82%) JBoss
7 10 (0.82%) OpenStack
7 10 (0.82%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.16%) Confluence
10 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.16%) nginx
10 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.082%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.082%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 64 (5.27%) MS Visio
2 56 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) C-CURE
2 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 172 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 144 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (5.93%) Office 365
4 25 (2.06%) IaaS
5 18 (1.48%) SaaS
6 15 (1.24%) Akamai
7 11 (0.91%) PaaS
8 10 (0.82%) G Suite
9 7 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.16%) Azure Functions
13 2 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (0.16%) Datadog
13 2 (0.16%) Serverless
14 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.082%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 961 (79.16%) Firewall
2 508 (41.85%) VPN
3 492 (40.53%) WAN
4 429 (35.34%) Cisco Nexus
4 429 (35.34%) LAN
5 364 (29.98%) BGP
5 364 (29.98%) OSPF
6 354 (29.16%) Network Security
7 348 (28.67%) Wireless
8 328 (27.02%) MPLS
9 233 (19.19%) DNS
10 210 (17.30%) IPsec
11 205 (16.89%) Cisco Firepower
12 199 (16.39%) Cisco ISE
13 193 (15.90%) Cisco IOS
14 161 (13.26%) DHCP
15 148 (12.19%) TCP/IP
16 144 (11.86%) Cisco Wireless
17 132 (10.87%) EIGRP
18 131 (10.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.25%) MySQL
5 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.082%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 62 (5.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 26 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.16%) Hudson
6 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.16%) JIRA
6 2 (0.16%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.082%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.082%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.082%) Subversion
General
1 161 (13.26%) Finance
2 98 (8.07%) Retail
3 48 (3.95%) Banking
4 40 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.89%) Advertising
7 9 (0.74%) Back Office
8 6 (0.49%) Marketing
9 4 (0.33%) Billing
9 4 (0.33%) Legal
10 3 (0.25%) Games
10 3 (0.25%) Local Government
10 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.16%) Automotive
11 2 (0.16%) German Language
11 2 (0.16%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.16%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.082%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.082%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 616 (50.74%) Network Engineer
2 218 (17.96%) Senior Network Engineer
3 193 (15.90%) Security Engineer
4 155 (12.77%) Network Security Engineer
5 153 (12.60%) Cisco Engineer
6 138 (11.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 108 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 74 (6.10%) Architect
8 74 (6.10%) Network Specialist
9 73 (6.01%) Analyst
10 69 (5.68%) Consultant
11 66 (5.44%) Senior Security Engineer
12 64 (5.27%) Support Engineer
13 62 (5.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 52 (4.28%) Security Specialist
15 50 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 50 (4.12%) Project Engineer
16 49 (4.04%) Network Analyst
17 47 (3.87%) Security Consultant
18 45 (3.71%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (5.77%) 802.1X
2 19 (1.57%) HTML
3 17 (1.40%) LDAP
4 15 (1.24%) XML
5 12 (0.99%) Middleware
5 12 (0.99%) Web Services
6 11 (0.91%) CSS
7 10 (0.82%) JSON
7 10 (0.82%) WSH
7 10 (0.82%) XMPP
8 4 (0.33%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.16%) Kafka
9 2 (0.16%) Node.js
9 2 (0.16%) SAML
9 2 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.16%) ZeroMQ
10 1 (0.082%) HTML5
10 1 (0.082%) JMS
10 1 (0.082%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 308 (25.37%) Data Centre
2 89 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (6.92%) Self-Motivation
4 59 (4.86%) Computer Science
5 38 (3.13%) PKI
6 34 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.39%) Public Cloud
8 27 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
9 24 (1.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 21 (1.73%) Replication
11 18 (1.48%) Clustering
11 18 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
12 16 (1.32%) Cyberattack
13 15 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
13 15 (1.24%) Private Cloud
14 14 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 12 (0.99%) BBC
15 12 (0.99%) Blackberry
16 10 (0.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 248 (20.43%) Windows
2 196 (16.14%) Linux
3 161 (13.26%) Windows Server
4 97 (7.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 67 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (4.70%) Unix
7 32 (2.64%) CentOS
8 28 (2.31%) Solaris
9 23 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (1.73%) Ubuntu
10 21 (1.73%) Windows 10
11 20 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (1.57%) Windows 7
13 15 (1.24%) AIX
14 10 (0.82%) Debian
14 10 (0.82%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.74%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.49%) HPUX
16 6 (0.49%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.25%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (17.38%) ITIL
2 155 (12.77%) Network Monitoring
2 155 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
3 143 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 131 (10.79%) Load Balancing
5 112 (9.23%) Network Management
6 90 (7.41%) Network Design
7 86 (7.08%) Kalman Filter
8 80 (6.59%) Presales
9 76 (6.26%) Service Delivery
10 75 (6.18%) Project Management
11 74 (6.10%) Network Load Balancing
12 72 (5.93%) SIEM
13 66 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement
14 61 (5.02%) Migration
15 60 (4.94%) ITIL V3
16 48 (3.95%) DevOps
17 45 (3.71%) Capacity Planning
17 45 (3.71%) Vulnerability Management
18 44 (3.62%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 71 (5.85%) SQL
2 63 (5.19%) PowerShell
3 48 (3.95%) Python
4 18 (1.48%) C
5 13 (1.07%) Shell Script
5 13 (1.07%) VB
6 11 (0.91%) Perl
7 10 (0.82%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.66%) R
9 5 (0.41%) PHP
10 3 (0.25%) Java
10 3 (0.25%) Lisp
10 3 (0.25%) Ruby
10 3 (0.25%) VBScript
11 2 (0.16%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.082%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.082%) C#
Qualifications
1 803 (66.14%) Cisco Certification
2 660 (54.37%) CCNP
3 371 (30.56%) CCNA
4 200 (16.47%) CCIE
5 129 (10.63%) Degree
6 78 (6.43%) Security Cleared
7 58 (4.78%) CCSP
8 57 (4.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 54 (4.45%) CISSP
10 50 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 47 (3.87%) CCDP
12 45 (3.71%) SC Cleared
13 38 (3.13%) CCSE
14 36 (2.97%) CCVP
14 36 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 33 (2.72%) MCSE
16 29 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
17 27 (2.22%) CCSA
17 27 (2.22%) MCSA
18 24 (1.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (7.08%) SLA
2 37 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 34 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.65%) GDPR
5 16 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.91%) PMO
7 6 (0.49%) COBIT
8 5 (0.41%) GPG13
9 4 (0.33%) QA
10 3 (0.25%) BS7799
10 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.082%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.082%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 221 (18.20%) Active Directory
2 184 (15.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 44 (3.62%) VMware NSX
4 44 (3.62%) XenApp
5 42 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (3.29%) vSphere
7 36 (2.97%) ProxySG
8 34 (2.80%) XenDesktop
9 22 (1.81%) VMware Server
10 21 (1.73%) XenServer
11 16 (1.32%) Firmware
12 15 (1.24%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
13 11 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (0.82%) MetaFrame
15 9 (0.74%) vCloud
16 8 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.49%) NFS
17 6 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 119 (9.80%) Cisco Prime
2 68 (5.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 61 (5.02%) Nagios
4 53 (4.37%) FortiGate
5 38 (3.13%) Terraform
6 37 (3.05%) SCCM
7 36 (2.97%) Puppet
8 32 (2.64%) Stealthwatch
9 31 (2.55%) Cisco UCCX
9 31 (2.55%) SolarWinds Orion
10 27 (2.22%) Ansible
11 24 (1.98%) SCOM
12 22 (1.81%) Backup Exec
13 20 (1.65%) Cacti
14 18 (1.48%) TrustSec
15 17 (1.40%) Nessus
15 17 (1.40%) QRadar
16 14 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
17 13 (1.07%) vCenter Server
17 13 (1.07%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,214 (100.00%) Cisco
2 422 (34.76%) CheckPoint
3 402 (33.11%) F5
4 375 (30.89%) Juniper
5 331 (27.27%) VMware
6 274 (22.57%) Palo Alto
7 251 (20.68%) SolarWinds
8 239 (19.69%) Microsoft
9 147 (12.11%) Citrix
10 122 (10.05%) Meraki
11 120 (9.88%) HP
12 109 (8.98%) Fortinet
13 100 (8.24%) Blue Coat
14 70 (5.77%) Zscaler
15 61 (5.02%) Dell
16 56 (4.61%) Riverbed
17 47 (3.87%) IBM
18 46 (3.79%) EMC
19 41 (3.38%) Infoblox
20 36 (2.97%) Red Hat