Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 454 401 336
Rank change year-on-year -53 -65 +32
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 1,073 1,374 1,811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.79% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 4.96% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 893 1,197 1,601
UK median annual salary £53,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.95% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,650 £32,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,875 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.78% +6.39% -

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 24,315 27,697 32,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.87% 15.90% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,241 22,533 26,331
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -44 1,018 £55,000 +8.91% 173
UK excluding London -76 605 £47,500 -0.78% 130
London -3 436 £60,000 +9.09% 50
South East -57 228 £55,000 +8.91% 40
Midlands +44 140 £50,000 +5.26% 26
North of England +10 138 £45,000 - 36
West Midlands +47 100 £53,000 +17.78% 20
North West +10 77 £40,000 -11.11% 18
Yorkshire -3 59 £47,500 +7.95% 15
East of England -58 56 £45,000 -14.29% 7
East Midlands +2 40 £39,910 -27.44% 6
South West -23 26 £54,000 +27.06% 14
Wales -3 12 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Scotland -15 12 £62,500 +4.17% 3
North East -13 2 £41,250 -19.12% 3

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,073 (100.00%) Cisco
2 861 (80.24%) Firewall
3 741 (69.06%) Cisco Certification
4 606 (56.48%) CCNP
5 461 (42.96%) VPN
6 439 (40.91%) WAN
7 414 (38.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 402 (37.47%) LAN
9 393 (36.63%) CheckPoint
10 364 (33.92%) Juniper
11 362 (33.74%) F5
12 358 (33.36%) BGP
13 344 (32.06%) Wireless
14 343 (31.97%) OSPF
15 340 (31.69%) CCNA
16 304 (28.33%) Data Centre
17 297 (27.68%) Network Security
18 282 (26.28%) MPLS
19 275 (25.63%) Palo Alto
20 260 (24.23%) VMware
21 239 (22.27%) SolarWinds
22 215 (20.04%) Windows
23 206 (19.20%) Microsoft
24 191 (17.80%) CCIE
25 180 (16.78%) Active Directory
26 177 (16.50%) Cisco Firepower
27 176 (16.40%) IPsec
28 174 (16.22%) Cisco ISE
29 162 (15.10%) DNS
29 162 (15.10%) ITIL

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 38 (3.54%) MS Exchange
2 23 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (2.14%) Skype for Business
3 19 (1.77%) IIS
4 13 (1.21%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (0.93%) JBoss
6 10 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.84%) Apache
7 9 (0.84%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.19%) CMS
12 1 (0.093%) Confluence
12 1 (0.093%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.093%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.093%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.093%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (4.10%) MS Visio
2 37 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) C-CURE
2 3 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 145 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (5.78%) Office 365
4 17 (1.58%) IaaS
5 13 (1.21%) G Suite
6 10 (0.93%) SaaS
7 6 (0.56%) Akamai
7 6 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.56%) PaaS
8 5 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.19%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 861 (80.24%) Firewall
2 461 (42.96%) VPN
3 439 (40.91%) WAN
4 414 (38.58%) Cisco Nexus
5 402 (37.47%) LAN
6 358 (33.36%) BGP
7 344 (32.06%) Wireless
8 343 (31.97%) OSPF
9 297 (27.68%) Network Security
10 282 (26.28%) MPLS
11 177 (16.50%) Cisco Firepower
12 176 (16.40%) IPsec
13 174 (16.22%) Cisco ISE
14 162 (15.10%) Cisco IOS
14 162 (15.10%) DNS
15 149 (13.89%) Cisco Wireless
16 130 (12.12%) EIGRP
17 128 (11.93%) Wi-Fi
18 122 (11.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 121 (11.28%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.28%) Big Data
6 3 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 49 (4.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 19 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.19%) Hudson
4 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.093%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.093%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.093%) JIRA
5 1 (0.093%) Subversion
5 1 (0.093%) Vagrant
General
1 144 (13.42%) Finance
2 108 (10.07%) Retail
3 61 (5.68%) Banking
4 50 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.52%) Advertising
6 14 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.65%) Legal
8 6 (0.56%) Marketing
9 4 (0.37%) Back Office
9 4 (0.37%) Billing
10 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.19%) Automotive
11 2 (0.19%) Local Government
11 2 (0.19%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.093%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.093%) German Language
12 1 (0.093%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 575 (53.59%) Network Engineer
2 186 (17.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 154 (14.35%) Security Engineer
4 138 (12.86%) Cisco Engineer
5 127 (11.84%) Network Security Engineer
6 118 (11.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 83 (7.74%) Consultant
8 74 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 68 (6.34%) Architect
10 58 (5.41%) Support Engineer
11 49 (4.57%) Network Specialist
11 49 (4.57%) Security Consultant
12 46 (4.29%) Analyst
13 45 (4.19%) Project Engineer
14 42 (3.91%) Cisco Security Engineer
15 40 (3.73%) Cisco Consultant
15 40 (3.73%) Network Architect
15 40 (3.73%) Senior Security Engineer
16 38 (3.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 37 (3.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (5.68%) 802.1X
2 15 (1.40%) Middleware
3 11 (1.03%) Web Services
3 11 (1.03%) XML
4 10 (0.93%) HTML
5 9 (0.84%) XMPP
6 8 (0.75%) LDAP
7 6 (0.56%) CSS
8 5 (0.47%) JSON
9 3 (0.28%) WSH
10 2 (0.19%) REST
10 2 (0.19%) SAML
11 1 (0.093%) .NET
11 1 (0.093%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.093%) HTML5
11 1 (0.093%) JMS
11 1 (0.093%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 304 (28.33%) Data Centre
2 84 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 39 (3.63%) PKI
6 32 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.52%) Replication
8 26 (2.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 24 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
9 24 (2.24%) Public Cloud
10 23 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
11 17 (1.58%) Private Cloud
12 16 (1.49%) Clustering
13 13 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
13 13 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (1.03%) PMI
15 10 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 9 (0.84%) CMDB
16 9 (0.84%) Driving Licence
17 7 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 215 (20.04%) Windows
2 151 (14.07%) Linux
3 132 (12.30%) Windows Server
4 82 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (4.29%) Unix
7 24 (2.24%) CentOS
7 24 (2.24%) Windows 10
8 22 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.77%) Windows 7
10 16 (1.49%) Solaris
11 14 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.30%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.75%) AIX
12 8 (0.75%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.56%) Debian
13 6 (0.56%) HPUX
13 6 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.47%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (15.10%) ITIL
2 151 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
3 137 (12.77%) Network Monitoring
4 112 (10.44%) Load Balancing
5 111 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 105 (9.79%) Network Management
7 73 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 72 (6.71%) Network Load Balancing
9 68 (6.34%) Network Design
10 65 (6.06%) Service Delivery
11 61 (5.68%) Kalman Filter
11 61 (5.68%) Presales
12 60 (5.59%) Migration
13 58 (5.41%) Project Management
14 50 (4.66%) SIEM
15 45 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
15 45 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
16 43 (4.01%) ITIL V3
17 42 (3.91%) High Availability
17 42 (3.91%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 58 (5.41%) SQL
2 40 (3.73%) PowerShell
3 35 (3.26%) Python
4 15 (1.40%) Bash Shell
4 15 (1.40%) C
5 8 (0.75%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.56%) R
6 6 (0.56%) VB
7 5 (0.47%) Tcl
8 3 (0.28%) Lisp
8 3 (0.28%) Perl
9 2 (0.19%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.19%) VBScript
10 1 (0.093%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.093%) C#
10 1 (0.093%) Java
10 1 (0.093%) PHP
10 1 (0.093%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 741 (69.06%) Cisco Certification
2 606 (56.48%) CCNP
3 340 (31.69%) CCNA
4 191 (17.80%) CCIE
5 98 (9.13%) Degree
6 88 (8.20%) Security Cleared
7 67 (6.24%) SC Cleared
8 49 (4.57%) CCDP
9 48 (4.47%) CCSP
9 48 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 45 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 42 (3.91%) CISSP
12 37 (3.45%) CCVP
13 34 (3.17%) MCSE
13 34 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 33 (3.08%) CCSE
15 32 (2.98%) CCSA
16 29 (2.70%) CCIE Security
17 25 (2.33%) JNCIS
18 24 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (7.08%) SLA
2 45 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (3.54%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.86%) GDPR
5 15 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (1.40%) PMO
6 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.47%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.37%) COBIT
9 3 (0.28%) BS7799
9 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.093%) GPG13
10 1 (0.093%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.093%) QA
System Software
1 180 (16.78%) Active Directory
2 144 (13.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (4.75%) Hyper-V
4 48 (4.47%) VMware NSX
5 31 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (2.70%) ProxySG
6 29 (2.70%) vSphere
7 25 (2.33%) XenApp
8 21 (1.96%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.49%) VMware Server
10 14 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.03%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.93%) vCloud
13 9 (0.84%) Firmware
14 7 (0.65%) XenServer
15 6 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.47%) pfSense
17 4 (0.37%) NFS
18 3 (0.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 117 (10.90%) Cisco Prime
2 67 (6.24%) Nagios
3 64 (5.96%) FortiGate
4 51 (4.75%) Cisco CUCM
5 42 (3.91%) Stealthwatch
6 33 (3.08%) SolarWinds Orion
7 32 (2.98%) SCCM
8 26 (2.42%) Terraform
9 22 (2.05%) Backup Exec
9 22 (2.05%) Cisco UCCX
9 22 (2.05%) Nessus
10 20 (1.86%) Puppet
11 19 (1.77%) Ansible
11 19 (1.77%) SCOM
12 15 (1.40%) QRadar
13 14 (1.30%) Cacti
14 12 (1.12%) TrustSec
15 10 (0.93%) WSUS
16 9 (0.84%) SCSM
16 9 (0.84%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,073 (100.00%) Cisco
2 393 (36.63%) CheckPoint
3 364 (33.92%) Juniper
4 362 (33.74%) F5
5 275 (25.63%) Palo Alto
6 260 (24.23%) VMware
7 239 (22.27%) SolarWinds
8 206 (19.20%) Microsoft
9 143 (13.33%) Meraki
10 126 (11.74%) Fortinet
11 113 (10.53%) HP
12 91 (8.48%) Citrix
13 80 (7.46%) Blue Coat
14 64 (5.96%) Zscaler
15 51 (4.75%) Dell
16 42 (3.91%) Riverbed
17 39 (3.63%) EMC
17 39 (3.63%) IBM
18 37 (3.45%) Arista
19 32 (2.98%) Veeam