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

Cisco Firepower (formerly Sourcefire Firepower)
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 829 1020 1031
Rank change year-on-year +191 +11 +252
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Firepower 298 173 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.098% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 0.65% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 265 130 116
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +8.00%
10th Percentile £39,850 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,250 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year - +12.82% -25.00%

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 22,759 26,792 29,285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.02% 15.24% 16.66%
Number of salaries quoted 17,814 21,651 23,791
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -

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 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Cisco Firepower in the UK

Cisco Firepower
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 Firepower within the UK over the 6 months to 15 February 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 +177 264 £58,500 -2.50% 37
UK excluding London +144 209 £55,000 - 28
North of England +104 90 £55,000 +10.00% 10
South East +65 66 £62,500 +4.17% 8
London +66 58 £62,500 +4.17% 10
Yorkshire +88 54 £47,500 +1.06% 8
North West +42 34 £62,500 +25.00% 2
Midlands +50 26 £60,000 +14.29% 7
West Midlands +47 24 £63,000 +20.00% 5
South West +37 20 £55,000 -
East of England +28 8 £47,500 -24.00% 2
Scotland - 2 £50,000 - 1
North East - 2 £30,750 -
East Midlands - 2 £38,500 - 2
Wales +16 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 February 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.

1 293 (98.32%) Cisco
2 232 (77.85%) Cisco Certification
3 227 (76.17%) Cisco ASA
4 207 (69.46%) Firewall
5 203 (68.12%) CCNP
6 150 (50.34%) CheckPoint
7 145 (48.66%) Palo Alto
8 129 (43.29%) Wireless
9 118 (39.60%) Network Security
10 114 (38.26%) Cisco ISE
11 110 (36.91%) Juniper
12 108 (36.24%) LAN
13 99 (33.22%) Cisco Nexus
13 99 (33.22%) Meraki
14 94 (31.54%) F5
15 91 (30.54%) WAN
16 87 (29.19%) CCNA
17 85 (28.52%) Data Centre
18 82 (27.52%) VPN
19 74 (24.83%) BGP
20 71 (23.83%) OSPF
21 68 (22.82%) Cisco Wireless
22 54 (18.12%) Fortinet
23 53 (17.79%) MPLS
24 51 (17.11%) Presales
25 49 (16.44%) EIGRP
26 48 (16.11%) CCIE
27 45 (15.10%) VLAN
28 41 (13.76%) IronPort
29 40 (13.42%) Cisco Prime

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 5 (1.68%) IIS
2 3 (1.01%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (1.68%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 227 (76.17%) Cisco ASA
2 207 (69.46%) Firewall
3 129 (43.29%) Wireless
4 118 (39.60%) Network Security
5 114 (38.26%) Cisco ISE
6 108 (36.24%) LAN
7 99 (33.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 91 (30.54%) WAN
9 82 (27.52%) VPN
10 74 (24.83%) BGP
11 71 (23.83%) OSPF
12 68 (22.82%) Cisco Wireless
13 53 (17.79%) MPLS
14 49 (16.44%) EIGRP
15 45 (15.10%) VLAN
16 36 (12.08%) SSL
17 35 (11.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 35 (11.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 34 (11.41%) Cisco IOS
19 30 (10.07%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.34%) Ant
2 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (10.40%) Finance
2 14 (4.70%) Retail
2 14 (4.70%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.68%) Banking
4 4 (1.34%) Legal
4 4 (1.34%) Local Government
5 1 (0.34%) Automotive
5 1 (0.34%) Games
5 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 134 (44.97%) Network Engineer
2 99 (33.22%) Consultant
3 66 (22.15%) Security Consultant
4 60 (20.13%) Security Engineer
5 53 (17.79%) Cisco Consultant
6 50 (16.78%) Network Security Engineer
7 45 (15.10%) Cisco Security Consultant
8 43 (14.43%) Cisco Engineer
8 43 (14.43%) Network Consultant
9 36 (12.08%) Senior Network Engineer
10 27 (9.06%) Network Security Consultant
11 25 (8.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 15 (5.03%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 15 (5.03%) Technical Consultant
13 14 (4.70%) Architect
14 12 (4.03%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 11 (3.69%) Network Architect
15 11 (3.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 11 (3.69%) Senior Security Consultant
15 11 (3.69%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.69%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.34%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 85 (28.52%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.06%) Security Operations Centre
3 11 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.36%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (2.68%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.35%) Clustering
8 5 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.34%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.67%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (0.67%) NHS
12 1 (0.34%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.70%) Linux
2 12 (4.03%) Windows
3 5 (1.68%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.01%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.67%) Unix
5 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.11%) Presales
2 38 (12.75%) Time Management
3 32 (10.74%) Mentoring
4 31 (10.40%) DNA
4 31 (10.40%) Network Design
4 31 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (9.73%) ITIL
6 28 (9.40%) Customer Engagement
6 28 (9.40%) Security Operations
7 26 (8.72%) Change Management
8 18 (6.04%) Network Architecture
8 18 (6.04%) Network Management
9 16 (5.37%) Change Control
9 16 (5.37%) Resource Management
10 12 (4.03%) Load Balancing
11 11 (3.69%) Identity Access Management
12 10 (3.36%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (3.36%) DevOps
12 10 (3.36%) SIEM
12 10 (3.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.35%) Python
2 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.34%) Lisp
2 1 (0.34%) R
2 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 232 (77.85%) Cisco Certification
2 203 (68.12%) CCNP
3 87 (29.19%) CCNA
4 48 (16.11%) CCIE
5 30 (10.07%) Security Cleared
6 27 (9.06%) JNCIS
7 24 (8.05%) SC Cleared
8 20 (6.71%) CCDP
9 13 (4.36%) CISSP
10 11 (3.69%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 9 (3.02%) CCIE Security
12 8 (2.68%) CCSE
13 7 (2.35%) JNCIE
14 6 (2.01%) CCDE
14 6 (2.01%) CCSA
14 6 (2.01%) Degree
15 5 (1.68%) VCDX
16 4 (1.34%) IISP
16 4 (1.34%) ISSAP
16 4 (1.34%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.07%) PMO
2 4 (1.34%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) GPG13
4 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.03%) ProxySG
2 11 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.35%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.67%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.67%) vSphere
6 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 40 (13.42%) Cisco Prime
2 35 (11.74%) Stealthwatch
3 27 (9.06%) AirWatch
4 11 (3.69%) Ansible
5 10 (3.36%) FortiGate
6 9 (3.02%) Nessus
7 8 (2.68%) Observium
7 8 (2.68%) Puppet
8 7 (2.35%) Nagios
9 6 (2.01%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (2.01%) QRadar
10 2 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.34%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.34%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 293 (98.32%) Cisco
2 150 (50.34%) CheckPoint
3 145 (48.66%) Palo Alto
4 110 (36.91%) Juniper
5 99 (33.22%) Meraki
6 94 (31.54%) F5
7 54 (18.12%) Fortinet
8 41 (13.76%) IronPort
9 31 (10.40%) ForeScout
10 29 (9.73%) SolarWinds
11 17 (5.70%) VMware
12 16 (5.37%) Blue Coat
13 13 (4.36%) McAfee
14 11 (3.69%) Microsoft
14 11 (3.69%) Zscaler
15 10 (3.36%) Brocade
15 10 (3.36%) Extreme Networks
15 10 (3.36%) HP
16 9 (3.02%) FireEye
16 9 (3.02%) Splunk