Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Firepower (formerly Sourcefire Firepower)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 809 922 1081
Rank change year-on-year +113 +159 +88
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Firepower 267 245 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.00% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 205 224 97
UK median annual salary £56,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.61% +9.52% -3.23%
10th Percentile £37,500 £43,750 £41,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 21,451 24,518 27,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.60% 14.90% 15.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16,419 19,413 22,536
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +119 239 £55,000 -4.35% 34
UK excluding London +114 173 £55,000 - 35
London +56 71 £67,500 +8.00% 3
North of England +40 65 £45,000 -10.00% 7
South East +64 59 £65,000 +8.33% 13
Yorkshire +29 46 £45,000 -5.26% 2
South West +21 22 £48,750 -5.34% 2
North West +33 18 £43,750 -14.63% 5
Midlands +24 15 £55,000 -4.35% 7
West Midlands +14 14 £55,000 -4.35% 6
Scotland - 10 £70,000 - 4
East of England +70 2 £65,000 -3.70% 2
East Midlands +28 1 £70,000 -22.22% 1
North East +20 1 £89,995 +89.46%

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 266 (99.63%) Cisco
2 205 (76.78%) Cisco Certification
3 184 (68.91%) CCNP
4 180 (67.42%) Cisco ASA
5 170 (63.67%) Firewall
6 108 (40.45%) Juniper
7 107 (40.07%) Network Security
8 102 (38.20%) Data Centre
9 100 (37.45%) CCNA
10 97 (36.33%) Wireless
11 91 (34.08%) Palo Alto
12 86 (32.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 74 (27.72%) Presales
14 73 (27.34%) BGP
15 69 (25.84%) WAN
16 67 (25.09%) ITIL
16 67 (25.09%) CheckPoint
17 66 (24.72%) MPLS
18 63 (23.60%) OSPF
19 61 (22.85%) Linux
20 57 (21.35%) LAN
20 57 (21.35%) VPN
20 57 (21.35%) Cisco ISE
20 57 (21.35%) F5
21 54 (20.22%) Meraki
22 52 (19.48%) Windows
23 51 (19.10%) CCIE
24 50 (18.73%) VMware
24 50 (18.73%) Security Cleared
25 49 (18.35%) Microsoft

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 3 (1.12%) Skype for Business
1 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.98%) Azure
2 37 (13.86%) AWS
3 7 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.87%) Office 365
5 2 (0.75%) GCP
6 1 (0.37%) Akamai
6 1 (0.37%) IaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 180 (67.42%) Cisco ASA
2 170 (63.67%) Firewall
3 107 (40.07%) Network Security
4 97 (36.33%) Wireless
5 86 (32.21%) Cisco Nexus
6 73 (27.34%) BGP
7 69 (25.84%) WAN
8 66 (24.72%) MPLS
9 63 (23.60%) OSPF
10 57 (21.35%) Cisco ISE
10 57 (21.35%) LAN
10 57 (21.35%) VPN
11 48 (17.98%) Cisco Wireless
12 34 (12.73%) DNS
13 32 (11.99%) VPLS
14 29 (10.86%) Cisco IOS
15 28 (10.49%) IPsec
15 28 (10.49%) NetScaler
16 22 (8.24%) NX-OS
16 22 (8.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.12%) MySQL
3 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.25%) Fiddler
1 6 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (8.61%) Finance
2 21 (7.87%) Public Sector
3 5 (1.87%) Local Government
4 3 (1.12%) Law
5 1 (0.37%) Advertising
5 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.37%) French Language
5 1 (0.37%) Marketing
5 1 (0.37%) Military
5 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 124 (46.44%) Network Engineer
2 79 (29.59%) Consultant
3 52 (19.48%) Security Engineer
4 43 (16.10%) Network Security Engineer
5 40 (14.98%) Cisco Consultant
5 40 (14.98%) Network Consultant
6 39 (14.61%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 36 (13.48%) Network Support
8 31 (11.61%) Cisco Engineer
8 31 (11.61%) Security Consultant
9 29 (10.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 28 (10.49%) Network Support Engineer
10 28 (10.49%) Support Engineer
11 26 (9.74%) Data Centre Consultant
11 26 (9.74%) Data Consultant
12 24 (8.99%) Network Security Consultant
13 21 (7.87%) Senior Network Engineer
14 20 (7.49%) Architect
15 19 (7.12%) Enterprise Consultant
16 17 (6.37%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.36%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.75%) LDAP
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
4 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 102 (38.20%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.86%) Public Cloud
3 23 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (4.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.25%) Clustering
8 2 (0.75%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.37%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.37%) Fibre Optics
9 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.37%) Replication
9 1 (0.37%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 61 (22.85%) Linux
2 52 (19.48%) Windows
3 45 (16.85%) Unix
4 16 (5.99%) CatOS
4 16 (5.99%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.62%) CentOS
5 7 (2.62%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (27.72%) Presales
2 67 (25.09%) ITIL
3 38 (14.23%) Network Management
4 33 (12.36%) DNA
5 31 (11.61%) Mentoring
6 29 (10.86%) DevOps
6 29 (10.86%) Technical Leadership
7 27 (10.11%) Network Design
7 27 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (9.74%) Business Continuity
8 26 (9.74%) SIEM
9 23 (8.61%) Cybersecurity
10 20 (7.49%) Analytics
11 19 (7.12%) Change Management
11 19 (7.12%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 19 (7.12%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (6.74%) Configuration Management
12 18 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (6.37%) Data Analytics
13 17 (6.37%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.36%) Python
2 9 (3.37%) C
3 8 (3.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.87%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.50%) SQL
6 1 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 205 (76.78%) Cisco Certification
2 184 (68.91%) CCNP
3 100 (37.45%) CCNA
4 51 (19.10%) CCIE
5 50 (18.73%) Security Cleared
6 43 (16.10%) SC Cleared
7 23 (8.61%) MCSE
7 23 (8.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (8.24%) CCSE
9 19 (7.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (6.74%) CCDP
10 18 (6.74%) CISSP
11 11 (4.12%) TOGAF Certification
12 9 (3.37%) CCSA
12 9 (3.37%) DBS Check
13 8 (3.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 8 (3.00%) JNCIP
14 7 (2.62%) Check Point Certification
14 7 (2.62%) GIAC
14 7 (2.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.49%) PCI DSS
2 20 (7.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (5.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 16 (5.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 16 (5.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.87%) QA
4 5 (1.87%) SLA
5 1 (0.37%) GDPR
5 1 (0.37%) NIST
5 1 (0.37%) NIST 800
System Software
1 34 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.12%) XenApp
2 19 (7.12%) XenDesktop
3 8 (3.00%) VMware NSX
4 7 (2.62%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.87%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.50%) Snort
6 4 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.75%) vSphere
8 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 49 (18.35%) Stealthwatch
2 41 (15.36%) Cisco Prime
3 32 (11.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 20 (7.49%) FortiGate
5 17 (6.37%) RANCID
6 11 (4.12%) CASB
7 10 (3.75%) Nagios
8 7 (2.62%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.87%) Endace
10 4 (1.50%) Ansible
10 4 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (1.50%) EnCase
10 4 (1.50%) Suricata
11 2 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.75%) TrustSec
12 1 (0.37%) Forum Sentry
12 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.37%) Puppet
12 1 (0.37%) vRealize
Vendors
1 266 (99.63%) Cisco
2 108 (40.45%) Juniper
3 91 (34.08%) Palo Alto
4 67 (25.09%) CheckPoint
5 57 (21.35%) F5
6 54 (20.22%) Meraki
7 50 (18.73%) VMware
8 49 (18.35%) Microsoft
9 42 (15.73%) HP
10 41 (15.36%) Citrix
11 37 (13.86%) Fortinet
12 33 (12.36%) Dell
13 28 (10.49%) Huawei
14 25 (9.36%) SolarWinds
15 21 (7.87%) Mitel
16 19 (7.12%) NetApp
16 19 (7.12%) Nimble Storage
17 17 (6.37%) Draytek
17 17 (6.37%) ForeScout
18 16 (5.99%) IronPort