Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Firepower (formerly Sourcefire Firepower)
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 905 1067 1137
Rank change year-on-year +162 +70 +192
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Firepower 235 132 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.073% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 0.47% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 213 114 89
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £43,750 £41,075 £34,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £64,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -26.92%

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 24,322 28,201 32,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 15.62% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 19,180 22,913 26,388
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,950 £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 15 November 2018.

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 November 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 +154 224 £57,500 +4.55% 41
UK excluding London +73 129 £55,000 +4.76% 31
London +94 97 £70,000 +16.67% 10
South East +53 46 £60,000 +4.35% 11
North of England +42 43 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Midlands +48 30 £57,500 +9.52% 6
West Midlands +61 29 £57,500 +9.52% 4
North West +40 21 £52,500 +1.94% 5
Yorkshire +36 21 £47,500 +7.95% 3
East of England +23 6 £70,000 +47.37% 1
South West +11 6 £54,500 +9.00% 4
Wales +1 1 £65,000 +23.81%
Scotland -12 1 £50,000 -23.08% 1
East Midlands - 1 £90,000 - 2
North East - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 235 (100.00%) Cisco
2 188 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 175 (74.47%) Cisco ASA
4 163 (69.36%) Firewall
5 161 (68.51%) CCNP
6 116 (49.36%) CheckPoint
7 102 (43.40%) Palo Alto
8 97 (41.28%) Cisco ISE
9 96 (40.85%) Juniper
10 95 (40.43%) F5
11 93 (39.57%) Meraki
12 91 (38.72%) Wireless
13 86 (36.60%) Network Security
14 77 (32.77%) CCNA
15 73 (31.06%) Cisco Nexus
16 72 (30.64%) WAN
17 69 (29.36%) VPN
18 65 (27.66%) LAN
19 62 (26.38%) Data Centre
20 56 (23.83%) MPLS
21 55 (23.40%) Fortinet
22 50 (21.28%) SolarWinds
23 46 (19.57%) Presales
24 42 (17.87%) Stealthwatch
25 40 (17.02%) Network Management
26 39 (16.60%) OSPF
27 38 (16.17%) Cisco Wireless
28 37 (15.74%) CCIE
29 35 (14.89%) ITIL
30 34 (14.47%) Finance

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 8 (3.40%) IIS
2 7 (2.98%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.55%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.28%) nginx
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.98%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.26%) Office 365
4 7 (2.98%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.28%) Mailgun
6 2 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.43%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 175 (74.47%) Cisco ASA
2 163 (69.36%) Firewall
3 97 (41.28%) Cisco ISE
4 91 (38.72%) Wireless
5 86 (36.60%) Network Security
6 73 (31.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 72 (30.64%) WAN
8 69 (29.36%) VPN
9 65 (27.66%) LAN
10 56 (23.83%) MPLS
11 39 (16.60%) OSPF
12 38 (16.17%) Cisco Wireless
13 24 (10.21%) BGP
13 24 (10.21%) VPLS
14 22 (9.36%) VLAN
15 17 (7.23%) Sourcefire
16 15 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (6.38%) WLAN
17 14 (5.96%) DNS
17 14 (5.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.55%) Big Data
2 3 (1.28%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (1.28%) Bitbucket
1 3 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.43%) Ant
2 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (14.47%) Finance
2 20 (8.51%) Retail
3 16 (6.81%) Banking
3 16 (6.81%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.13%) Legal
5 2 (0.85%) Automotive
5 2 (0.85%) Billing
5 2 (0.85%) Local Government
5 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (40.43%) Network Engineer
2 74 (31.49%) Consultant
3 66 (28.09%) Security Engineer
4 55 (23.40%) Network Security Engineer
4 55 (23.40%) Security Consultant
5 52 (22.13%) Cisco Consultant
6 42 (17.87%) Cisco Security Consultant
7 37 (15.74%) Cisco Engineer
8 32 (13.62%) Architect
9 31 (13.19%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 28 (11.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 26 (11.06%) Senior Network Engineer
12 24 (10.21%) Network Consultant
13 21 (8.94%) Project Engineer
14 20 (8.51%) Security Architect
15 19 (8.09%) Senior Consultant
16 17 (7.23%) Cisco Architect
16 17 (7.23%) Senior Security Consultant
16 17 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
17 14 (5.96%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.53%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.70%) COM
3 3 (1.28%) .NET
3 3 (1.28%) .NET Core
3 3 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.43%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 62 (26.38%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.38%) Driving Licence
3 11 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.98%) Clustering
4 7 (2.98%) EPoS
4 7 (2.98%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.55%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (2.55%) Replication
6 5 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.28%) CMDB
7 3 (1.28%) Media Streaming
7 3 (1.28%) PKI
7 3 (1.28%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) Cyberattack
8 2 (0.85%) NHS
9 1 (0.43%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.09%) Windows
2 18 (7.66%) Linux
3 12 (5.11%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.55%) HPUX
5 6 (2.55%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.70%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.28%) CentOS
7 3 (1.28%) OpenBSD
7 3 (1.28%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.57%) Presales
2 40 (17.02%) Network Management
3 35 (14.89%) ITIL
4 28 (11.91%) Network Design
5 24 (10.21%) SIEM
6 23 (9.79%) Mentoring
7 21 (8.94%) Cybersecurity
8 20 (8.51%) Network Load Balancing
9 18 (7.66%) Network Architecture
10 17 (7.23%) Load Balancing
11 16 (6.81%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (5.96%) Change Control
12 14 (5.96%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (5.11%) Identity Access Management
13 12 (5.11%) TOGAF
14 11 (4.68%) Information Security
14 11 (4.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 10 (4.26%) Analytics
15 10 (4.26%) Migration
15 10 (4.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.55%) Python
2 4 (1.70%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.28%) C#
3 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.85%) C
4 2 (0.85%) Lisp
5 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 188 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 161 (68.51%) CCNP
3 77 (32.77%) CCNA
4 37 (15.74%) CCIE
5 23 (9.79%) Security Cleared
6 21 (8.94%) SC Cleared
7 20 (8.51%) CCDP
8 17 (7.23%) CCIE Security
9 14 (5.96%) CISSP
10 10 (4.26%) CCSE
11 9 (3.83%) CCSA
12 8 (3.40%) GIAC
12 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (3.40%) SANS
12 8 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (2.55%) CISA
13 6 (2.55%) CRISC
13 6 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.55%) MCSA
13 6 (2.55%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.66%) PMO
2 14 (5.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.55%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) COBIT
5 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.96%) ProxySG
3 12 (5.11%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.70%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.28%) Docker
6 2 (0.85%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.85%) vSphere
7 1 (0.43%) Firmware
7 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 42 (17.87%) Stealthwatch
2 31 (13.19%) Cisco Prime
3 19 (8.09%) Nagios
4 15 (6.38%) QRadar
5 10 (4.26%) WhatsUp Gold
6 7 (2.98%) FortiGate
7 6 (2.55%) AirWatch
7 6 (2.55%) Nessus
7 6 (2.55%) SCCM
8 5 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.28%) Ansible
9 3 (1.28%) Cacti
9 3 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.28%) RSA Security Analytics
9 3 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.28%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.43%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 235 (100.00%) Cisco
2 116 (49.36%) CheckPoint
3 102 (43.40%) Palo Alto
4 96 (40.85%) Juniper
5 95 (40.43%) F5
6 93 (39.57%) Meraki
7 55 (23.40%) Fortinet
8 50 (21.28%) SolarWinds
9 33 (14.04%) IronPort
10 30 (12.77%) Microsoft
10 30 (12.77%) VMware
11 24 (10.21%) Blue Coat
12 20 (8.51%) HP
13 19 (8.09%) McAfee
14 17 (7.23%) Splunk
15 15 (6.38%) FireEye
16 13 (5.53%) ForeScout
16 13 (5.53%) Tufin
17 11 (4.68%) Tripwire
17 11 (4.68%) Zscaler