Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 464 375 466
Rank change year-on-year -89 +91 -54
Permanent jobs citing Cisco ASA 253 1,125 1,068
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.83% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.36% 5.32% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 227 771 958
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% +5.77%
10th Percentile £37,200 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.52% +1.53%

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 7,523 21,148 24,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.26% 15.55% 14.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6,011 16,282 19,312
Median annual salary £50,500 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.78% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020. 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 -74 229 £55,000 +4.76% 48
UK excluding London -66 169 £50,000 +5.26% 43
London +81 67 £66,250 +10.42% 9
North of England -47 46 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Midlands +41 35 £44,750 -13.11% 5
Work from Home -21 31 £45,000 -14.29% 4
East of England +129 30 £55,000 +46.67% 3
North West +99 29 £52,500 +23.53% 10
West Midlands +51 29 £47,250 -10.00% 5
South East +35 28 £50,000 - 12
South West +100 22 £49,500 +4.21% 7
Yorkshire -69 17 £44,000 -12.00% 2
Wales +50 6 £44,000 -2.22% 2
East Midlands +50 6 £44,250 +4.12%
Scotland +70 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 253 (100.00%) Cisco
2 209 (82.61%) Firewall
3 175 (69.17%) WAN
4 158 (62.45%) Cisco Certification
5 140 (55.34%) LAN
6 129 (50.99%) CCNP
7 101 (39.92%) Wireless
8 87 (34.39%) Palo Alto
9 86 (33.99%) BGP
10 85 (33.60%) OSPF
11 83 (32.81%) CCNA
12 82 (32.41%) VMware
13 78 (30.83%) CheckPoint
14 74 (29.25%) Cisco Nexus
15 72 (28.46%) VPN
16 71 (28.06%) Data Centre
17 68 (26.88%) Juniper
17 68 (26.88%) Network Security
18 61 (24.11%) Fortinet
19 56 (22.13%) EIGRP
20 55 (21.74%) MPLS
21 54 (21.34%) Wi-Fi
22 53 (20.95%) Cisco Firepower
23 52 (20.55%) Microsoft
24 50 (19.76%) Problem-Solving
24 50 (19.76%) F5
25 46 (18.18%) VLAN
26 45 (17.79%) VoIP
27 43 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
28 41 (16.21%) Windows

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 8 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.79%) IIS
3 2 (0.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.44%) Azure
2 30 (11.86%) Office 365
3 13 (5.14%) AWS
4 7 (2.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.98%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 209 (82.61%) Firewall
2 175 (69.17%) WAN
3 140 (55.34%) LAN
4 101 (39.92%) Wireless
5 86 (33.99%) BGP
6 85 (33.60%) OSPF
7 74 (29.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 72 (28.46%) VPN
9 68 (26.88%) Network Security
10 56 (22.13%) EIGRP
11 55 (21.74%) MPLS
12 54 (21.34%) Wi-Fi
13 53 (20.95%) Cisco Firepower
14 46 (18.18%) VLAN
15 45 (17.79%) VoIP
16 37 (14.62%) Cisco IOS
17 32 (12.65%) TCP/IP
18 29 (11.46%) Cisco Wireless
18 29 (11.46%) DNS
19 28 (11.07%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (1.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.79%) MySQL
2 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (5.93%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 35 (13.83%) Finance
2 15 (5.93%) Financial Institution
3 13 (5.14%) Banking
4 8 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.37%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.37%) Military
6 4 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.58%) Retail
7 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 172 (67.98%) Network Engineer
2 76 (30.04%) Senior Network Engineer
3 48 (18.97%) Cisco Engineer
4 45 (17.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 28 (11.07%) Security Engineer
6 24 (9.49%) Network Security Engineer
7 23 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (7.51%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 19 (7.51%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 18 (7.11%) Consultant
10 14 (5.53%) Network Manager
10 14 (5.53%) Support Engineer
11 11 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.35%) IT Manager
12 10 (3.95%) Network Consultant
13 9 (3.56%) Architect
13 9 (3.56%) Cisco Consultant
14 8 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (3.16%) IT Engineer
14 8 (3.16%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.77%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.37%) YAML
3 4 (1.58%) JSON
3 4 (1.58%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.40%) .NET
4 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.40%) CSS
4 1 (0.40%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.40%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (28.06%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (1.58%) iSeries
5 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (0.79%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.79%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.40%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.40%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.40%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.21%) Windows
2 29 (11.46%) Windows Server
3 24 (9.49%) Linux
4 10 (3.95%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.77%) CentOS
5 7 (2.77%) Unix
6 5 (1.98%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.58%) SUSE
7 4 (1.58%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (19.76%) Problem-Solving
2 30 (11.86%) Network Management
3 28 (11.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (10.67%) Information Security
4 27 (10.67%) Project Delivery
5 20 (7.91%) Mentoring
6 19 (7.51%) Presales
7 18 (7.11%) Network Design
8 16 (6.32%) Vulnerability Management
9 15 (5.93%) DNA
9 15 (5.93%) Load Balancing
9 15 (5.93%) WAN Optimisation
10 14 (5.53%) Change Management
10 14 (5.53%) Internal Audit
10 14 (5.53%) ITIL
10 14 (5.53%) Risk Management
11 13 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (4.74%) Identity Access Management
12 12 (4.74%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 12 (4.74%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.53%) PowerShell
2 12 (4.74%) Python
3 5 (1.98%) C
3 5 (1.98%) VBScript
4 1 (0.40%) C#
4 1 (0.40%) SQL
4 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 158 (62.45%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (50.99%) CCNP
3 83 (32.81%) CCNA
4 34 (13.44%) CCDP
5 23 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 21 (8.30%) JNCIS
7 20 (7.91%) JNCIA
8 19 (7.51%) SC Cleared
9 17 (6.72%) CCIE
10 11 (4.35%) CISSP
11 10 (3.95%) DBS Check
11 10 (3.95%) DV Cleared
12 9 (3.56%) CEH
13 8 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (2.77%) JNCIP
14 7 (2.77%) MCSA
15 5 (1.98%) MCSE
16 4 (1.58%) CCDA
16 4 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.93%) SLA
2 12 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (4.74%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.98%) GDPR
3 5 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) COBIT
4 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 43 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (11.86%) Active Directory
3 25 (9.88%) VMware Server
4 8 (3.16%) Docker
4 8 (3.16%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 4 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.58%) XenApp
6 3 (1.19%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.79%) vSphere
8 1 (0.40%) Firmware
8 1 (0.40%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (10.28%) FortiGate
2 15 (5.93%) Ansible
3 10 (3.95%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (3.56%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (3.56%) Nessus
5 8 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.16%) SCCM
6 6 (2.37%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.58%) Capistrano
7 4 (1.58%) Cisco CME
7 4 (1.58%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.58%) Nagios
7 4 (1.58%) Puppet
7 4 (1.58%) Stealthwatch
7 4 (1.58%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.40%) CASB
9 1 (0.40%) SCOM
9 1 (0.40%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 253 (100.00%) Cisco
2 87 (34.39%) Palo Alto
3 82 (32.41%) VMware
4 78 (30.83%) CheckPoint
5 68 (26.88%) Juniper
6 61 (24.11%) Fortinet
7 52 (20.55%) Microsoft
8 50 (19.76%) F5
9 37 (14.62%) SolarWinds
10 24 (9.49%) Meraki
11 23 (9.09%) HP
12 17 (6.72%) Aruba
13 15 (5.93%) Dell
14 14 (5.53%) Citrix
14 14 (5.53%) Infoblox
15 12 (4.74%) Riverbed
15 12 (4.74%) Sophos
16 11 (4.35%) Arista
16 11 (4.35%) Splunk
17 9 (3.56%) Rapid7