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

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 419 346 310
Rank change year-on-year -73 -36 +10
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 1,234 1,577 2,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.92% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.73% 5.74% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 997 1,384 1,907
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,150 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +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 26,066 27,484 33,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.98% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,736 22,367 27,998
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 June 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 June 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 -73 1,174 £52,500 +5.00% 109
UK excluding London -60 733 £47,500 +5.56% 67
London -59 476 £57,500 +4.55% 45
South East -104 289 £52,500 +10.53% 15
Midlands -7 130 £41,500 +3.75% 11
North of England +2 122 £42,500 - 21
East of England +13 104 £55,000 +4.76% 11
West Midlands +6 96 £47,500 +18.75% 2
South West +9 69 £47,500 +11.76% 6
North West -1 68 £44,000 +3.53% 15
Yorkshire +23 53 £42,500 - 5
East Midlands -6 34 £41,500 +3.75% 9
Scotland -28 28 £40,000 -32.49%
Wales +4 11 £45,000 +5.88% 3
North East -19 1 £35,000 -24.53% 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,234 (100.00%) Cisco
2 955 (77.39%) Firewall
3 806 (65.32%) Cisco Certification
4 667 (54.05%) CCNP
5 575 (46.60%) VPN
6 512 (41.49%) WAN
7 457 (37.03%) CheckPoint
8 450 (36.47%) LAN
9 401 (32.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 400 (32.41%) Juniper
11 395 (32.01%) OSPF
12 394 (31.93%) BGP
13 391 (31.69%) F5
14 385 (31.20%) Network Security
15 384 (31.12%) VMware
16 371 (30.06%) MPLS
17 347 (28.12%) CCNA
18 337 (27.31%) Wireless
19 330 (26.74%) DNS
20 321 (26.01%) Data Centre
21 268 (21.72%) Palo Alto
22 259 (20.99%) Windows
23 254 (20.58%) Active Directory
24 246 (19.94%) IPsec
25 232 (18.80%) DHCP
26 224 (18.15%) ITIL
27 222 (17.99%) Microsoft
28 219 (17.75%) Cisco IOS
29 216 (17.50%) Linux
30 215 (17.42%) SolarWinds

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 71 (5.75%) MS Exchange
2 47 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (3.08%) IIS
5 21 (1.70%) Skype for Business
6 20 (1.62%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (0.89%) Apache
10 9 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.65%) JBoss
11 8 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.32%) Confluence
12 4 (0.32%) nginx
12 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.16%) uWSGI
14 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.081%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 62 (5.02%) MS Visio
2 54 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 165 (13.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (6.16%) Office 365
4 30 (2.43%) Akamai
5 28 (2.27%) SaaS
6 23 (1.86%) IaaS
7 16 (1.30%) PaaS
8 11 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.65%) G Suite
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.16%) Datadog
12 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.16%) Serverless
12 2 (0.16%) Twilio
13 1 (0.081%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 955 (77.39%) Firewall
2 575 (46.60%) VPN
3 512 (41.49%) WAN
4 450 (36.47%) LAN
5 401 (32.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 395 (32.01%) OSPF
7 394 (31.93%) BGP
8 385 (31.20%) Network Security
9 371 (30.06%) MPLS
10 337 (27.31%) Wireless
11 330 (26.74%) DNS
12 246 (19.94%) IPsec
13 232 (18.80%) DHCP
14 219 (17.75%) Cisco IOS
15 210 (17.02%) Cisco ISE
16 200 (16.21%) Cisco Firepower
17 193 (15.64%) TCP/IP
18 162 (13.13%) EIGRP
19 149 (12.07%) NetScaler
20 141 (11.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (1.22%) MySQL
4 13 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.16%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.16%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.16%) Power BI
9 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 61 (4.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 37 (3.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 20 (1.62%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.49%) JIRA
5 3 (0.24%) Subversion
5 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.16%) Hudson
6 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.16%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.081%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.081%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 160 (12.97%) Finance
2 57 (4.62%) Retail
3 38 (3.08%) Banking
4 31 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.70%) Advertising
7 14 (1.13%) Games
8 8 (0.65%) Back Office
9 3 (0.24%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.24%) Legal
9 3 (0.24%) Local Government
9 3 (0.24%) Marketing
9 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.16%) Automotive
10 2 (0.16%) Billing
10 2 (0.16%) German Language
10 2 (0.16%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.16%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.081%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 612 (49.59%) Network Engineer
2 230 (18.64%) Senior Network Engineer
3 185 (14.99%) Security Engineer
4 150 (12.16%) Network Security Engineer
5 142 (11.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 134 (10.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 114 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 95 (7.70%) Network Specialist
9 89 (7.21%) Analyst
10 79 (6.40%) Consultant
11 72 (5.83%) Senior Security Engineer
12 67 (5.43%) Architect
12 67 (5.43%) Security Specialist
13 65 (5.27%) Network Analyst
14 64 (5.19%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
14 64 (5.19%) Senior Network Specialist
15 63 (5.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
16 60 (4.86%) Network Security Specialist
17 56 (4.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 56 (4.54%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (7.05%) 802.1X
2 37 (3.00%) HTML
3 33 (2.67%) LDAP
4 31 (2.51%) XML
5 16 (1.30%) WSH
6 14 (1.13%) CSS
7 13 (1.05%) Web Services
8 12 (0.97%) JSON
9 10 (0.81%) XMPP
10 9 (0.73%) Middleware
11 4 (0.32%) Apache Flex
12 2 (0.16%) Ajax
12 2 (0.16%) Django
12 2 (0.16%) Kafka
12 2 (0.16%) LEMP Stack
12 2 (0.16%) PHP-FPM
12 2 (0.16%) SAML
12 2 (0.16%) SOAP
12 2 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.16%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 321 (26.01%) Data Centre
2 100 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (6.48%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (4.54%) Computer Science
5 45 (3.65%) PKI
6 35 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
7 32 (2.59%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.19%) Replication
9 23 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 23 (1.86%) Public Cloud
10 21 (1.70%) Clustering
11 18 (1.46%) Blackberry
12 17 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
12 17 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
13 16 (1.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 15 (1.22%) Cyberattack
15 14 (1.13%) BBC
16 11 (0.89%) Hedge funds
17 10 (0.81%) DataPower
17 10 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 259 (20.99%) Windows
2 216 (17.50%) Linux
3 161 (13.05%) Windows Server
4 102 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (7.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (4.13%) Unix
7 47 (3.81%) CentOS
8 32 (2.59%) Solaris
8 32 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (2.11%) Ubuntu
10 21 (1.70%) AIX
11 17 (1.38%) Debian
11 17 (1.38%) Windows 10
12 15 (1.22%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.57%) Kali Linux
14 6 (0.49%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.41%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.32%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.24%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (18.15%) ITIL
2 163 (13.21%) Network Monitoring
3 153 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
4 151 (12.24%) Load Balancing
5 109 (8.83%) Network Management
6 99 (8.02%) Network Design
7 93 (7.54%) Presales
8 88 (7.13%) Project Management
8 88 (7.13%) SIEM
9 74 (6.00%) ITIL V3
10 73 (5.92%) Kalman Filter
11 65 (5.27%) E-Commerce
12 62 (5.02%) Service Delivery
13 55 (4.46%) DevOps
13 55 (4.46%) Vulnerability Management
14 54 (4.38%) Change Management
15 52 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
16 51 (4.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 51 (4.13%) Two-Factor Authentication
17 50 (4.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 97 (7.86%) PowerShell
2 65 (5.27%) Python
3 56 (4.54%) SQL
4 19 (1.54%) Shell Script
5 18 (1.46%) VB
6 15 (1.22%) C
7 14 (1.13%) Perl
8 10 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.57%) R
10 6 (0.49%) PHP
11 5 (0.41%) Ruby
11 5 (0.41%) VBScript
12 2 (0.16%) C#
12 2 (0.16%) Java
12 2 (0.16%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.16%) Lisp
13 1 (0.081%) AWK
Qualifications
1 806 (65.32%) Cisco Certification
2 667 (54.05%) CCNP
3 347 (28.12%) CCNA
4 186 (15.07%) CCIE
5 143 (11.59%) Degree
6 74 (6.00%) Security Cleared
7 68 (5.51%) CISSP
8 54 (4.38%) CCSP
9 52 (4.21%) CCDP
10 51 (4.13%) CCSE
11 48 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
12 40 (3.24%) SC Cleared
13 39 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 32 (2.59%) CCVP
15 31 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 30 (2.43%) JNCIP
17 29 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
18 27 (2.19%) PMI Certification
19 26 (2.11%) MCSE
20 25 (2.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.43%) SLA
2 32 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.30%) PMO
5 13 (1.05%) GDPR
6 12 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.41%) GPG13
7 5 (0.41%) QA
8 3 (0.24%) COBIT
9 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 254 (20.58%) Active Directory
2 201 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (7.62%) Hyper-V
4 63 (5.11%) XenApp
5 55 (4.46%) VMware NSX
6 50 (4.05%) XenDesktop
7 48 (3.89%) vSphere
8 42 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (2.92%) XenServer
10 28 (2.27%) ProxySG
11 19 (1.54%) Firmware
12 15 (1.22%) VMware Server
13 14 (1.13%) MetaFrame
14 12 (0.97%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (0.73%) NFS
17 7 (0.57%) Squid
17 7 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
18 6 (0.49%) pfSense
18 6 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 94 (7.62%) Cisco Prime
2 77 (6.24%) Cisco CUCM
3 59 (4.78%) Puppet
4 55 (4.46%) Nagios
5 50 (4.05%) FortiGate
6 43 (3.48%) Terraform
7 35 (2.84%) Cisco UCCX
8 32 (2.59%) SolarWinds Orion
9 30 (2.43%) SCCM
10 27 (2.19%) Ansible
10 27 (2.19%) Backup Exec
10 27 (2.19%) Cacti
10 27 (2.19%) TrustSec
11 25 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (1.62%) QRadar
13 19 (1.54%) Nessus
14 18 (1.46%) SCOM
15 17 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (1.38%) Stealthwatch
15 17 (1.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,234 (100.00%) Cisco
2 457 (37.03%) CheckPoint
3 400 (32.41%) Juniper
4 391 (31.69%) F5
5 384 (31.12%) VMware
6 268 (21.72%) Palo Alto
7 222 (17.99%) Microsoft
8 215 (17.42%) SolarWinds
9 200 (16.21%) Citrix
10 144 (11.67%) Fortinet
11 139 (11.26%) HP
12 119 (9.64%) Blue Coat
13 110 (8.91%) Meraki
14 72 (5.83%) Riverbed
15 69 (5.59%) Zscaler
16 63 (5.11%) Aruba
17 60 (4.86%) Dell
18 56 (4.54%) Infoblox
19 49 (3.97%) IBM
20 45 (3.65%) NetApp