Period
to 20 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Palo Alto products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Palo Alto over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Palo Alto Networks.

Palo Alto
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 584 438 532
Rank change year-on-year -146 +94 +92
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 735 1,197 1,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.68% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 0.99% 1.53% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 615 1,031 862
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +11.70%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%

Palo Alto is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 74,238 78,407 87,875
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.93% 44.57% 44.57%
Number of salaries quoted 57,541 61,140 71,487
UK median annual salary £49,875 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +3.75%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Palo Alto within the UK over the 6 months to 20 August 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 -135 699 £57,500 +4.55% 96
London -84 371 £61,000 +1.67% 46
UK excluding London -98 348 £50,000 +5.26% 52
South East -91 191 £57,500 +15.00% 21
East of England +38 74 £55,000 -4.35% 15
North of England -36 39 £47,500 -1.04% 7
North West -25 22 £46,250 -2.63% 6
Midlands -23 19 £47,500 +18.75% 4
West Midlands -20 18 £50,000 +25.00% 2
South West +6 16 £47,500 - 3
Scotland -2 15 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire +15 14 £48,750 -7.14% 1
Wales +8 7 £31,250 -34.21%
North East - 3 £47,500 -
East Midlands -17 1 £45,000 +12.50% 2

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT jobs citing Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto.

1 639 (86.94%) Cisco
2 576 (78.37%) Firewall
3 370 (50.34%) Cisco Certification
4 321 (43.67%) CheckPoint
5 295 (40.14%) CCNP
6 274 (37.28%) Cisco ASA
7 268 (36.46%) Juniper
7 268 (36.46%) F5
8 256 (34.83%) Network Security
9 247 (33.61%) WAN
10 215 (29.25%) LAN
11 207 (28.16%) VPN
12 180 (24.49%) Data Centre
13 167 (22.72%) Cisco Nexus
14 161 (21.90%) CCIE
15 160 (21.77%) BGP
16 151 (20.54%) Fortinet
17 149 (20.27%) Wireless
18 148 (20.14%) OSPF
19 134 (18.23%) VMware
20 131 (17.82%) CCNA
20 131 (17.82%) Windows
21 119 (16.19%) Finance
22 114 (15.51%) Microsoft
23 112 (15.24%) SolarWinds
24 109 (14.83%) Wi-Fi
25 108 (14.69%) MPLS
26 103 (14.01%) DNS
27 99 (13.47%) NetScaler
28 97 (13.20%) SIEM

Palo Alto
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 24 (3.27%) MS Exchange
2 19 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.90%) Apache
4 12 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.36%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.22%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.09%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.54%) Confluence
11 3 (0.41%) IIS
12 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.27%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.14%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.14%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 79 (10.75%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (6.26%) Office 365
4 24 (3.27%) SaaS
5 16 (2.18%) G Suite
6 15 (2.04%) Akamai
7 13 (1.77%) PaaS
8 11 (1.50%) Mimecast
9 8 (1.09%) IaaS
10 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.54%) GitHub
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.27%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 576 (78.37%) Firewall
2 274 (37.28%) Cisco ASA
3 256 (34.83%) Network Security
4 247 (33.61%) WAN
5 215 (29.25%) LAN
6 207 (28.16%) VPN
7 167 (22.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 160 (21.77%) BGP
9 149 (20.27%) Wireless
10 148 (20.14%) OSPF
11 109 (14.83%) Wi-Fi
12 108 (14.69%) MPLS
13 103 (14.01%) DNS
14 99 (13.47%) NetScaler
15 93 (12.65%) IPsec
16 84 (11.43%) DHCP
16 84 (11.43%) TCP/IP
17 77 (10.48%) Cisco Firepower
18 74 (10.07%) VLAN
19 65 (8.84%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.90%) Big Data
2 10 (1.36%) Hadoop
3 7 (0.95%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.41%) MySQL
5 2 (0.27%) InfluxDB
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.14%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.14%) Redis
6 1 (0.14%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (1.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (0.82%) JIRA
3 6 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.27%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.27%) GoCD
4 2 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.27%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 119 (16.19%) Finance
2 55 (7.48%) Retail
3 45 (6.12%) Banking
4 36 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.86%) Advertising
6 12 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.50%) Law
7 11 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.95%) Legal
8 7 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.54%) Marketing
11 3 (0.41%) Billing
11 3 (0.41%) Games
11 3 (0.41%) Local Government
12 2 (0.27%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 400 (54.42%) Network Engineer
2 124 (16.87%) Senior Network Engineer
3 109 (14.83%) Security Engineer
4 90 (12.24%) Architect
5 85 (11.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 64 (8.71%) Security Architect
7 63 (8.57%) Consultant
8 54 (7.35%) Cisco Engineer
9 53 (7.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 52 (7.07%) Solutions Architect
11 47 (6.39%) Security Consultant
12 45 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 44 (5.99%) Security Solutions Architect
14 40 (5.44%) Analyst
15 39 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 35 (4.76%) Network Architect
17 34 (4.63%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 34 (4.63%) Network Consultant
18 28 (3.81%) Firewall Engineer
19 27 (3.67%) Presales Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (8.30%) 802.1X
2 18 (2.45%) HTML
3 16 (2.18%) XMPP
4 14 (1.90%) XML
5 10 (1.36%) CSS
5 10 (1.36%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (0.95%) Middleware
7 4 (0.54%) Apache Flex
7 4 (0.54%) LDAP
7 4 (0.54%) Web Services
8 3 (0.41%) LAMP
9 1 (0.14%) CGI
9 1 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.14%) Flask
9 1 (0.14%) Jinja
9 1 (0.14%) JSON
9 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.14%) SAML
9 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 180 (24.49%) Data Centre
2 51 (6.94%) Computer Science
3 38 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.72%) Private Cloud
7 16 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (1.77%) FlexPod
8 13 (1.77%) Replication
8 13 (1.77%) Security Operations Centre
9 12 (1.63%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.50%) NHS
10 11 (1.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 10 (1.36%) DataPower
12 8 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.09%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.95%) Fintech
14 6 (0.82%) CMDB
14 6 (0.82%) PKI
15 4 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 131 (17.82%) Windows
2 90 (12.24%) Linux
3 78 (10.61%) Windows Server
4 43 (5.85%) Unix
5 38 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (2.99%) Windows 7
8 20 (2.72%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.77%) FreeBSD
10 9 (1.22%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.95%) Android
12 6 (0.82%) CentOS
12 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.82%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.54%) Solaris
13 4 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.41%) Debian
14 3 (0.41%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (13.20%) SIEM
2 91 (12.38%) ITIL
2 91 (12.38%) Load Balancing
3 88 (11.97%) Cybersecurity
4 83 (11.29%) Presales
5 81 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 71 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
7 61 (8.30%) Network Design
8 52 (7.07%) Network Management
9 50 (6.80%) Information Security
9 50 (6.80%) Network Monitoring
10 39 (5.31%) Capacity Planning
10 39 (5.31%) Migration
11 34 (4.63%) Change Management
12 33 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 33 (4.49%) DevOps
13 32 (4.35%) E-Commerce
14 30 (4.08%) High Availability
15 28 (3.81%) Incident Management
15 28 (3.81%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (5.31%) Python
2 23 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 17 (2.31%) SQL
4 13 (1.77%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.36%) C
5 10 (1.36%) Perl
6 4 (0.54%) Java
6 4 (0.54%) PHP
7 3 (0.41%) C#
7 3 (0.41%) Ruby
8 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.14%) Go
9 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 370 (50.34%) Cisco Certification
2 295 (40.14%) CCNP
3 161 (21.90%) CCIE
4 131 (17.82%) CCNA
5 71 (9.66%) Degree
6 51 (6.94%) Security Cleared
7 48 (6.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 44 (5.99%) CISSP
9 30 (4.08%) JNCIP
10 28 (3.81%) SC Cleared
11 26 (3.54%) CISA
12 24 (3.27%) CCSA
12 24 (3.27%) CEH
13 23 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (2.99%) MCSE
15 20 (2.72%) CISM
15 20 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (2.45%) CCDP
16 18 (2.45%) CCSE
16 18 (2.45%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.99%) SLA
2 32 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.18%) GDPR
4 14 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (1.90%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.77%) PMO
6 11 (1.50%) COBIT
6 11 (1.50%) GPG13
7 8 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.54%) QA
10 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.27%) FISMA
11 2 (0.27%) GCP
11 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.27%) ISO 31000
11 2 (0.27%) NIST 800
System Software
1 87 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 71 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.71%) VMware NSX
4 24 (3.27%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.45%) ProxySG
6 14 (1.90%) Snort
7 13 (1.77%) vSphere
8 9 (1.22%) HDFS
8 9 (1.22%) XenApp
9 8 (1.09%) Docker
10 7 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.68%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.27%) KVM
14 2 (0.27%) NFS
14 2 (0.27%) XenServer
15 1 (0.14%) pfSense
15 1 (0.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 36 (4.90%) Cisco Prime
2 32 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 26 (3.54%) Ansible
3 26 (3.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 24 (3.27%) QRadar
5 21 (2.86%) Puppet
6 15 (2.04%) Cacti
6 15 (2.04%) Stealthwatch
7 14 (1.90%) Backup Exec
8 13 (1.77%) CASB
8 13 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (1.63%) SCCM
10 11 (1.50%) Nagios
10 11 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (1.36%) Cisco CME
12 9 (1.22%) SCOM
12 9 (1.22%) Suricata
13 8 (1.09%) Nessus
14 6 (0.82%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 639 (86.94%) Cisco
2 321 (43.67%) CheckPoint
3 268 (36.46%) F5
3 268 (36.46%) Juniper
4 151 (20.54%) Fortinet
5 134 (18.23%) VMware
6 114 (15.51%) Microsoft
7 112 (15.24%) SolarWinds
8 90 (12.24%) Citrix
9 55 (7.48%) Blue Coat
9 55 (7.48%) HP
10 47 (6.39%) McAfee
10 47 (6.39%) Meraki
11 46 (6.26%) Aruba
12 41 (5.58%) Symantec
13 32 (4.35%) Riverbed
13 32 (4.35%) Splunk
14 28 (3.81%) Sophos
15 27 (3.67%) ArcSight
15 27 (3.67%) Google