Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 730 450 437
Rank change year-on-year -280 -13 +52
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 333 314 909
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.56% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 3.75% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 292 254 621
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,575 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -9.09%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £71,925 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -5.00%

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 16,642 8,370 20,604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 15.03% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11,498 6,872 16,356
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £68,938 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco ASA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cisco ASA.

Salary trend for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cisco ASA over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 2021. 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 -270 303 £55,000 +4.76% 51
UK excluding London -192 221 £50,000 +1.01% 35
London -228 93 £65,000 -10.34% 18
Work from Home -229 86 £57,500 +9.52% 6
South East -129 75 £51,250 -6.82% 8
North of England -141 46 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Midlands -102 40 £45,000 - 8
East of England -101 31 £50,000 -9.09% 4
North West -102 30 £50,000 +6.95% 7
West Midlands -109 22 £35,500 -24.87% 5
East Midlands -42 18 £48,750 +8.33% 3
South West -83 18 £53,750 +19.44% 3
Yorkshire -83 15 £80,000 +88.24% 2
Scotland -65 10 £39,250 - 3
Wales -51 3 £50,000 -13.04%
North East -25 1 £25,000 -44.44%

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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.

1 333 (100.00%) Cisco
2 283 (84.98%) Firewall
3 176 (52.85%) Cisco Certification
4 119 (35.74%) LAN
5 118 (35.44%) CCNP
5 118 (35.44%) Azure
6 101 (30.33%) WAN
6 101 (30.33%) VPN
7 97 (29.13%) CheckPoint
7 97 (29.13%) Palo Alto
8 95 (28.53%) BGP
8 95 (28.53%) CCNA
9 91 (27.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 86 (25.83%) Network Security
11 78 (23.42%) Microsoft
12 74 (22.22%) ITIL
13 73 (21.92%) F5
14 70 (21.02%) DNS
15 67 (20.12%) Wireless
16 64 (19.22%) SolarWinds
17 62 (18.62%) OSPF
18 61 (18.32%) Social Skills
19 59 (17.72%) Cisco Firepower
20 58 (17.42%) Data Centre
21 57 (17.12%) Windows
22 56 (16.82%) AWS
23 53 (15.92%) VMware
24 50 (15.02%) TCP/IP
25 49 (14.71%) Juniper
26 45 (13.51%) Wi-Fi

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 15 (4.50%) IIS
1 15 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.70%) SAS
3 6 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.50%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.20%) JBoss
5 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.30%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.20%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Unica
2 3 (0.90%) FastStats
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 118 (35.44%) Azure
2 56 (16.82%) AWS
3 33 (9.91%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (5.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (3.60%) Mimecast
6 9 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.70%) IaaS
7 7 (2.10%) Azure Key Vault
7 7 (2.10%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.80%) Cloudflare
9 5 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.20%) PaaS
10 4 (1.20%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.20%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.90%) Azure Storage
11 3 (0.90%) SaaS
11 3 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.60%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 2 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 283 (84.98%) Firewall
2 119 (35.74%) LAN
3 101 (30.33%) VPN
3 101 (30.33%) WAN
4 95 (28.53%) BGP
5 91 (27.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 86 (25.83%) Network Security
7 70 (21.02%) DNS
8 67 (20.12%) Wireless
9 62 (18.62%) OSPF
10 59 (17.72%) Cisco Firepower
11 50 (15.02%) TCP/IP
12 45 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
13 44 (13.21%) MPLS
14 43 (12.91%) DHCP
15 42 (12.61%) IPsec
16 40 (12.01%) Cisco IOS
17 39 (11.71%) SD-WAN
18 38 (11.41%) VLAN
19 34 (10.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (1.50%) Big Data
2 5 (1.50%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.90%) RDBMS
3 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.30%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.30%) MySQL
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.60%) kappa
4 1 (0.30%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.30%) JIRA
4 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.30%) sqlmap
General
1 61 (18.32%) Social Skills
2 40 (12.01%) Finance
3 21 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.60%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.60%) Marketing
6 11 (3.30%) Banking
7 9 (2.70%) Retail
8 8 (2.40%) Documentation Skills
8 8 (2.40%) Public Sector
9 7 (2.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 6 (1.80%) Electronics
11 5 (1.50%) Law
11 5 (1.50%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (0.90%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.90%) Local Government
12 3 (0.90%) Military
13 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.60%) Legal
14 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 176 (52.85%) Network Engineer
2 53 (15.92%) Senior Network Engineer
3 29 (8.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 29 (8.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 24 (7.21%) Security Engineer
5 22 (6.61%) Consultant
5 22 (6.61%) Network Security Engineer
6 21 (6.31%) Security Specialist
7 17 (5.11%) Architect
7 17 (5.11%) Information Security Specialist
7 17 (5.11%) Information Specialist
8 16 (4.80%) Analyst
8 16 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (4.80%) Network Architect
8 16 (4.80%) Security Operations Specialist
9 15 (4.50%) Network Consultant
9 15 (4.50%) Network Manager
10 13 (3.90%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 13 (3.90%) Senior Security Engineer
11 11 (3.30%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.21%) Middleware
2 12 (3.60%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.50%) Kafka
3 5 (1.50%) LDAP
3 5 (1.50%) Spark Streaming
3 5 (1.50%) Web Services
4 4 (1.20%) ARM Templates
4 4 (1.20%) SAML
5 1 (0.30%) CSS
5 1 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.30%) REST
5 1 (0.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (17.42%) Data Centre
2 38 (11.41%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (3.60%) PKI
4 12 (3.60%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.00%) DataPower
6 7 (2.10%) Clustering
7 6 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.20%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.20%) NHS
8 4 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.20%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.90%) CCTV
9 3 (0.90%) EFT
9 3 (0.90%) EPoS
9 3 (0.90%) IVR
10 2 (0.60%) Eurex
10 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.12%) Windows
2 37 (11.11%) Linux
3 24 (7.21%) Windows Server
4 23 (6.91%) Unix
5 9 (2.70%) VMS
5 9 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.40%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (2.40%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (2.10%) CatOS
8 6 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.50%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.20%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.20%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.90%) AIX
11 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.60%) CentOS
12 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.60%) Solaris
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (22.22%) ITIL
2 44 (13.21%) Service Delivery
3 41 (12.31%) Network Design
4 37 (11.11%) Information Security
4 37 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (10.21%) Network Management
6 32 (9.61%) ITSM
7 31 (9.31%) Network Monitoring
8 26 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (7.51%) Migration
9 25 (7.51%) Patch Management
10 24 (7.21%) Incident Management
11 23 (6.91%) Project Delivery
12 22 (6.61%) Risk Management
13 21 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (6.31%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 21 (6.31%) Load Balancing
14 20 (6.01%) Presales
14 20 (6.01%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.61%) PowerShell
2 27 (8.11%) SQL
3 13 (3.90%) Python
4 9 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.50%) C
5 5 (1.50%) R
6 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.30%) Ruby
7 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 176 (52.85%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (35.44%) CCNP
3 95 (28.53%) CCNA
4 35 (10.51%) CCIE
5 28 (8.41%) Security Cleared
6 22 (6.61%) SC Cleared
7 21 (6.31%) Degree
8 9 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.40%) CCDP
9 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (2.10%) VCP6
11 6 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.20%) A+ Certification
12 4 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.20%) CISSP
12 4 (1.20%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.20%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.90%) CCSA
13 3 (0.90%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (11.41%) SLA
2 28 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (6.61%) PCI DSS
4 21 (6.31%) COBIT
5 3 (0.90%) NIST
6 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.60%) QA
7 1 (0.30%) GDPR
7 1 (0.30%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (12.01%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 21 (6.31%) ProxySG
5 11 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.10%) vSphere
7 6 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.20%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.60%) Squid
11 1 (0.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 17 (5.11%) FortiGate
2 13 (3.90%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (2.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 8 (2.40%) Terraform
5 7 (2.10%) Ansible
5 7 (2.10%) Cacti
6 6 (1.80%) Puppet
6 6 (1.80%) SCCM
7 5 (1.50%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.50%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (1.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.20%) Cisco CME
8 4 (1.20%) CSIRT
8 4 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.20%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.60%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.60%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 333 (100.00%) Cisco
2 97 (29.13%) CheckPoint
2 97 (29.13%) Palo Alto
3 78 (23.42%) Microsoft
4 73 (21.92%) F5
5 64 (19.22%) SolarWinds
6 53 (15.92%) VMware
7 49 (14.71%) Juniper
8 41 (12.31%) Meraki
9 34 (10.21%) Zscaler
10 31 (9.31%) Fortinet
11 27 (8.11%) Blue Coat
12 23 (6.91%) IBM
12 23 (6.91%) ServiceNow
13 22 (6.61%) Apple
13 22 (6.61%) Dell
14 21 (6.31%) Aruba
14 21 (6.31%) Citrix
15 18 (5.41%) Sophos
16 17 (5.11%) HP