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

Cisco Firepower (formerly Sourcefire Firepower)
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 928 1067 1238
Rank change year-on-year +139 +171 +89
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Firepower 277 143 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.081% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 0.51% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 225 98 56
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £79,500 £67,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +8.57%

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 26,463 28,176 34,414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.87% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20,952 22,889 28,557
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
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 July 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 July 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 +142 270 £60,000 +9.09% 30
UK excluding London +49 136 £52,500 -4.55% 25
London +84 134 £68,750 +25.00% 8
Midlands +43 43 £52,500 +2.44% 7
West Midlands +60 42 £52,500 +2.44% 5
South East -20 35 £60,000 +9.09% 4
East of England +38 25 £65,000 +52.94% 2
South West +14 24 £47,500 -5.00% 2
North of England +20 23 £50,000 - 7
Yorkshire +28 12 £47,500 -5.00% 2
North West +10 10 £50,000 - 5
Wales - 1 £65,000 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 - 2
North East - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 277 (100.00%) Cisco
2 217 (78.34%) Cisco Certification
3 206 (74.37%) Cisco ASA
4 202 (72.92%) Firewall
5 192 (69.31%) CCNP
6 147 (53.07%) Network Security
7 113 (40.79%) Cisco ISE
8 111 (40.07%) VPN
9 99 (35.74%) WAN
10 93 (33.57%) Data Centre
11 92 (33.21%) CheckPoint
11 92 (33.21%) MPLS
12 86 (31.05%) SolarWinds
13 85 (30.69%) Palo Alto
14 83 (29.96%) Presales
14 83 (29.96%) F5
14 83 (29.96%) Wireless
15 81 (29.24%) LAN
16 80 (28.88%) CCNA
17 71 (25.63%) OSPF
18 68 (24.55%) Network Management
18 68 (24.55%) Cisco Nexus
19 67 (24.19%) Meraki
20 64 (23.10%) ITIL
21 60 (21.66%) CCIE
22 58 (20.94%) Microsoft
22 58 (20.94%) Juniper
23 55 (19.86%) Load Balancing
23 55 (19.86%) Network Design
24 52 (18.77%) 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 18 (6.50%) IIS
2 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.08%) nginx
3 2 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (6.86%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 45 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.89%) Akamai
4 6 (2.17%) Office 365
5 4 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.08%) Mailgun
Communications & Networking
1 206 (74.37%) Cisco ASA
2 202 (72.92%) Firewall
3 147 (53.07%) Network Security
4 113 (40.79%) Cisco ISE
5 111 (40.07%) VPN
6 99 (35.74%) WAN
7 92 (33.21%) MPLS
8 83 (29.96%) Wireless
9 81 (29.24%) LAN
10 71 (25.63%) OSPF
11 68 (24.55%) Cisco Nexus
12 46 (16.61%) DNS
13 45 (16.25%) BGP
14 44 (15.88%) Cisco Wireless
14 44 (15.88%) DHCP
15 42 (15.16%) IPsec
16 40 (14.44%) VLAN
17 36 (13.00%) Cisco IOS
18 34 (12.27%) SSL
19 33 (11.91%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.17%) Big Data
2 3 (1.08%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (6.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (2.89%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.08%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (10.11%) Finance
2 23 (8.30%) Manufacturing
3 14 (5.05%) Retail
4 7 (2.53%) Banking
5 5 (1.81%) Local Government
6 4 (1.44%) Games
6 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.08%) Billing
8 2 (0.72%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 127 (45.85%) Network Engineer
2 81 (29.24%) Security Engineer
3 76 (27.44%) Network Security Engineer
4 69 (24.91%) Consultant
5 56 (20.22%) Cisco Consultant
5 56 (20.22%) Senior Network Engineer
6 55 (19.86%) Cisco Engineer
7 53 (19.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 43 (15.52%) Architect
8 43 (15.52%) Security Consultant
9 42 (15.16%) Network Consultant
10 36 (13.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
11 35 (12.64%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 35 (12.64%) Security Architect
12 33 (11.91%) Cisco Network Consultant
13 30 (10.83%) Senior Security Engineer
14 29 (10.47%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 24 (8.66%) Solutions Architect
16 23 (8.30%) Security Solutions Architect
17 22 (7.94%) Presales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.33%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.53%) HTML
2 7 (2.53%) JSON
2 7 (2.53%) XML
3 5 (1.81%) COM
3 5 (1.81%) Web Services
4 4 (1.44%) LDAP
5 3 (1.08%) .NET
5 3 (1.08%) .NET Core
5 3 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 93 (33.57%) Data Centre
2 31 (11.19%) Cyberthreat
3 20 (7.22%) Driving Licence
4 16 (5.78%) Cyberattack
5 15 (5.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (4.33%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.25%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.53%) Equities
8 7 (2.53%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.44%) EPoS
9 4 (1.44%) PKI
9 4 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.08%) CMDB
10 3 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.08%) Media Streaming
10 3 (1.08%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.08%) Replication
11 2 (0.72%) Clustering
11 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.55%) Linux
2 23 (8.30%) Windows
3 9 (3.25%) Unix
4 8 (2.89%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.08%) CentOS
6 3 (1.08%) HPUX
6 3 (1.08%) OpenBSD
6 3 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.36%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (29.96%) Presales
2 68 (24.55%) Network Management
3 64 (23.10%) ITIL
4 55 (19.86%) Load Balancing
4 55 (19.86%) Network Design
5 52 (18.77%) SIEM
6 34 (12.27%) Network Monitoring
7 29 (10.47%) Network Architecture
8 28 (10.11%) Mentoring
9 26 (9.39%) Analytics
10 24 (8.66%) Vulnerability Management
11 23 (8.30%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (7.58%) E-Commerce
13 20 (7.22%) Network Load Balancing
13 20 (7.22%) Security Architecture
14 19 (6.86%) Incident Management
14 19 (6.86%) Migration
14 19 (6.86%) Service Delivery
15 18 (6.50%) DevOps
15 18 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.86%) PowerShell
1 19 (6.86%) Python
2 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
2 3 (1.08%) C#
3 2 (0.72%) C
4 1 (0.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 217 (78.34%) Cisco Certification
2 192 (69.31%) CCNP
3 80 (28.88%) CCNA
4 60 (21.66%) CCIE
5 26 (9.39%) CISSP
6 21 (7.58%) CCSE
7 17 (6.14%) CCIE Security
8 16 (5.78%) CCDP
9 15 (5.42%) Degree
9 15 (5.42%) GIAC
9 15 (5.42%) IISP
9 15 (5.42%) ISSAP
9 15 (5.42%) JNCIP
10 11 (3.97%) CISM
10 11 (3.97%) CRISC
11 9 (3.25%) SANS
12 8 (2.89%) CCSA
12 8 (2.89%) CCSP
13 7 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (2.17%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.42%) PMO
3 9 (3.25%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.36%) COBIT
7 1 (0.36%) GDPR
7 1 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.33%) VMware NSX
3 8 (2.89%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.08%) Docker
5 3 (1.08%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (14.08%) Cisco Prime
2 35 (12.64%) QRadar
3 25 (9.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 24 (8.66%) Nagios
5 23 (8.30%) Stealthwatch
6 20 (7.22%) WhatsUp Gold
7 10 (3.61%) vCenter Server
8 9 (3.25%) FortiGate
8 9 (3.25%) vRealize
9 8 (2.89%) Cacti
9 8 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.89%) Puppet
10 5 (1.81%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (1.08%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.08%) RSA Security Analytics
11 3 (1.08%) SCCM
11 3 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (1.08%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.36%) Nessus
Vendors
1 277 (100.00%) Cisco
2 92 (33.21%) CheckPoint
3 86 (31.05%) SolarWinds
4 85 (30.69%) Palo Alto
5 83 (29.96%) F5
6 67 (24.19%) Meraki
7 58 (20.94%) Juniper
7 58 (20.94%) Microsoft
8 45 (16.25%) VMware
9 43 (15.52%) Fortinet
10 31 (11.19%) HP
11 29 (10.47%) Tufin
12 24 (8.66%) Citrix
13 22 (7.94%) McAfee
13 22 (7.94%) Splunk
14 20 (7.22%) ForeScout
14 20 (7.22%) Tripwire
15 16 (5.78%) Blue Coat
15 16 (5.78%) Clearswift
15 16 (5.78%) Riverbed