Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Cisco Firepower skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco Firepower over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Firepower (formerly Sourcefire Firepower)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 906 1098 1212
Rank change year-on-year +192 +114 +109
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Firepower 268 109 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.062% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 0.39% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 236 87 58
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -0.94% +17.78%
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,750 £38,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £67,500 £62,175
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.69% +11.43%

Cisco Firepower 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 25,145 28,015 32,365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.99% 15.88% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 19,996 22,736 26,776
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
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 Firepower
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco Firepower as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Firepower in the UK

Cisco Firepower
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cisco Firepower.

Salary trend for Cisco Firepower in the UK

Cisco Firepower
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Firepower over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Cisco Firepower in the UK

Cisco Firepower
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Firepower within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 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 +197 262 £57,500 +9.52% 26
London +125 132 £66,250 +20.45% 9
UK excluding London +81 131 £55,000 +4.76% 21
North of England +27 39 £50,000 - 6
Midlands +49 36 £55,000 +4.76% 4
South East +18 36 £60,000 +9.09% 6
West Midlands +55 34 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Yorkshire +33 24 £47,500 +1.06% 3
South West +7 17 £47,500 -5.00%
North West +23 14 £50,000 -3.85% 3
East of England +29 12 £67,500 +65.64% 1
East Midlands - 2 £71,250 - 2
North East - 1 £47,500 -
Wales - 1 £65,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT jobs citing Cisco Firepower 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 Firepower.

1 268 (100.00%) Cisco
2 211 (78.73%) Cisco Certification
3 210 (78.36%) Firewall
4 204 (76.12%) Cisco ASA
5 179 (66.79%) CCNP
6 123 (45.90%) Network Security
7 118 (44.03%) Cisco ISE
8 108 (40.30%) VPN
9 99 (36.94%) WAN
10 93 (34.70%) CheckPoint
11 92 (34.33%) CCNA
11 92 (34.33%) Wireless
11 92 (34.33%) F5
12 87 (32.46%) Data Centre
12 87 (32.46%) Palo Alto
13 84 (31.34%) MPLS
14 83 (30.97%) SolarWinds
14 83 (30.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 81 (30.22%) Meraki
16 77 (28.73%) LAN
17 65 (24.25%) Network Management
18 60 (22.39%) Presales
18 60 (22.39%) Juniper
19 56 (20.90%) ITIL
20 52 (19.40%) OSPF
20 52 (19.40%) Cisco Wireless
21 50 (18.66%) CCIE
22 49 (18.28%) Network Design
23 47 (17.54%) Fortinet
23 47 (17.54%) SIEM

Cisco Firepower
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 14 (5.22%) IIS
2 6 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.49%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.12%) nginx
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (6.34%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.73%) Office 365
4 7 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.12%) Mailgun
6 1 (0.37%) Akamai
6 1 (0.37%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 210 (78.36%) Firewall
2 204 (76.12%) Cisco ASA
3 123 (45.90%) Network Security
4 118 (44.03%) Cisco ISE
5 108 (40.30%) VPN
6 99 (36.94%) WAN
7 92 (34.33%) Wireless
8 84 (31.34%) MPLS
9 83 (30.97%) Cisco Nexus
10 77 (28.73%) LAN
11 52 (19.40%) Cisco Wireless
11 52 (19.40%) OSPF
12 37 (13.81%) VPLS
13 33 (12.31%) VLAN
14 31 (11.57%) DNS
15 30 (11.19%) BGP
15 30 (11.19%) IPsec
16 28 (10.45%) DHCP
17 24 (8.96%) Cisco IOS
17 24 (8.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.49%) Big Data
2 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (5.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 30 (11.19%) Finance
2 19 (7.09%) Manufacturing
3 17 (6.34%) Retail
4 11 (4.10%) Banking
5 8 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.12%) Billing
6 3 (1.12%) Legal
7 2 (0.75%) Automotive
7 2 (0.75%) Games
7 2 (0.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 126 (47.01%) Network Engineer
2 93 (34.70%) Security Engineer
3 79 (29.48%) Network Security Engineer
4 60 (22.39%) Cisco Engineer
5 59 (22.01%) Consultant
6 54 (20.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 49 (18.28%) Senior Network Engineer
8 45 (16.79%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 42 (15.67%) Cisco Consultant
10 39 (14.55%) Architect
11 36 (13.43%) Security Consultant
12 29 (10.82%) Project Engineer
13 28 (10.45%) Security Architect
14 27 (10.07%) Cisco Security Consultant
15 26 (9.70%) Network Consultant
16 25 (9.33%) Senior Security Engineer
17 23 (8.58%) Senior Network Security Engineer
18 21 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
19 18 (6.72%) Security Solutions Architect
20 17 (6.34%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.22%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.87%) JSON
3 4 (1.49%) COM
3 4 (1.49%) Web Services
4 3 (1.12%) .NET
4 3 (1.12%) .NET Core
4 3 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 87 (32.46%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.21%) Cyberthreat
3 17 (6.34%) Driving Licence
4 12 (4.48%) Cyberattack
5 10 (3.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.99%) Clustering
7 7 (2.61%) EPoS
7 7 (2.61%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.24%) Replication
8 6 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.87%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.87%) Equities
9 5 (1.87%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.49%) CMDB
10 4 (1.49%) PKI
11 3 (1.12%) Media Streaming
11 3 (1.12%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.21%) Windows
2 21 (7.84%) Linux
3 11 (4.10%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.24%) HPUX
5 6 (2.24%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.12%) CentOS
6 3 (1.12%) OpenBSD
6 3 (1.12%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.37%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (24.25%) Network Management
2 60 (22.39%) Presales
3 56 (20.90%) ITIL
4 49 (18.28%) Network Design
5 47 (17.54%) SIEM
6 35 (13.06%) Load Balancing
7 31 (11.57%) Network Monitoring
8 30 (11.19%) Network Load Balancing
9 25 (9.33%) Network Architecture
10 24 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
11 23 (8.58%) Mentoring
12 19 (7.09%) Migration
13 17 (6.34%) Vulnerability Management
14 16 (5.97%) Analytics
14 16 (5.97%) E-Commerce
15 15 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (5.22%) Incident Management
17 12 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
17 12 (4.48%) Service Delivery
18 11 (4.10%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.73%) Python
2 9 (3.36%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.49%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.12%) C#
5 2 (0.75%) C
5 2 (0.75%) Lisp
6 1 (0.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 211 (78.73%) Cisco Certification
2 179 (66.79%) CCNP
3 92 (34.33%) CCNA
4 50 (18.66%) CCIE
5 20 (7.46%) CISSP
6 18 (6.72%) CCIE Security
7 16 (5.97%) CCSE
8 15 (5.60%) Degree
9 13 (4.85%) SC Cleared
9 13 (4.85%) Security Cleared
10 12 (4.48%) GIAC
11 11 (4.10%) CCDP
12 10 (3.73%) CISM
12 10 (3.73%) CRISC
12 10 (3.73%) IISP
12 10 (3.73%) ISSAP
12 10 (3.73%) JNCIP
13 8 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (2.99%) SANS
14 7 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (4.85%) PMO
3 3 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.75%) SLA
5 1 (0.37%) COBIT
5 1 (0.37%) GDPR
5 1 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 27 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.24%) ProxySG
4 4 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.12%) Docker
6 2 (0.75%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.37%) Firmware
7 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (16.42%) Cisco Prime
2 43 (16.04%) Stealthwatch
3 32 (11.94%) Nagios
4 26 (9.70%) QRadar
5 19 (7.09%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (5.60%) WhatsUp Gold
7 7 (2.61%) Cacti
7 7 (2.61%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (2.24%) AirWatch
8 6 (2.24%) SCCM
9 5 (1.87%) FortiGate
10 4 (1.49%) Nessus
10 4 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.12%) RSA Security Analytics
11 3 (1.12%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.37%) Ansible
13 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.37%) Proventia
Vendors
1 268 (100.00%) Cisco
2 93 (34.70%) CheckPoint
3 92 (34.33%) F5
4 87 (32.46%) Palo Alto
5 83 (30.97%) SolarWinds
6 81 (30.22%) Meraki
7 60 (22.39%) Juniper
8 47 (17.54%) Fortinet
9 46 (17.16%) Microsoft
10 33 (12.31%) VMware
11 26 (9.70%) HP
12 23 (8.58%) ForeScout
13 20 (7.46%) McAfee
13 20 (7.46%) Tufin
14 19 (7.09%) Splunk
15 17 (6.34%) Blue Coat
15 17 (6.34%) Citrix
16 16 (5.97%) IronPort
17 15 (5.60%) Tripwire
18 13 (4.85%) FireEye