Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 459 468 607
Rank change year-on-year +9 +139 +248
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 1095 1141 926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.60% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.41% 1.36% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 941 969 783
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,065 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -2.17%

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 77546 84020 100311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.40% 43.83% 46.06%
Number of salaries quoted 59993 67844 81556
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Top 14 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 18 October 2017. 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 +38 1078 £55,000 +4.76% 36
UK excluding London +66 545 £47,500 - 22
London -23 541 £60,000 +4.35% 14
South East +47 305 £45,000 -10.00% 17
North of England +66 83 £47,500 +13.10% 3
East of England +44 68 £62,500 +38.89% 1
Midlands +25 62 £45,000 - 1
North West +38 55 £47,500 +5.56%
West Midlands -3 38 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +30 28 £47,500 +16.56% 3
East Midlands +65 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
South West -12 18 £48,750 +14.71%
Wales +24 5 £47,500 +72.73%
Scotland -5 5 £37,500 -40.00%

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing Palo Alto also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 886 (80.91%) Cisco
2 834 (76.16%) Firewall
3 542 (49.50%) CheckPoint
4 511 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
5 438 (40.00%) Juniper
6 411 (37.53%) CCNP
7 399 (36.44%) VPN
8 374 (34.16%) Cisco ASA
9 364 (33.24%) WAN
10 347 (31.69%) BGP
11 346 (31.60%) Network Security
12 336 (30.68%) F5
13 320 (29.22%) OSPF
14 300 (27.40%) MPLS
15 288 (26.30%) LAN
16 259 (23.65%) Windows
17 251 (22.92%) Data Centre
18 233 (21.28%) Linux
18 233 (21.28%) Wireless
19 232 (21.19%) Finance
20 229 (20.91%) Cisco Nexus
21 225 (20.55%) IPsec
22 221 (20.18%) DNS
23 218 (19.91%) TCP/IP
24 214 (19.54%) ITIL
25 203 (18.54%) CCIE
26 200 (18.26%) VMware
27 193 (17.63%) SIEM
28 188 (17.17%) Microsoft
29 180 (16.44%) Citrix

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 48 (4.38%) Skype for Business
2 40 (3.65%) SharePoint
3 35 (3.20%) MS Exchange
4 26 (2.37%) CMS
5 18 (1.64%) IIS
6 17 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.28%) Apache
8 11 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (0.82%) SAS
10 8 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.55%) Confluence
12 3 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.18%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.091%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.091%) nginx
14 1 (0.091%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.091%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (3.93%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.82%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.091%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.091%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 126 (11.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (3.65%) Office 365
4 23 (2.10%) IaaS
5 22 (2.01%) SaaS
6 16 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (1.28%) Akamai
8 12 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.10%) PaaS
9 10 (0.91%) G Suite
10 9 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.64%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.091%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.091%) Cloudflare
15 1 (0.091%) Dropbox
15 1 (0.091%) GitHub
15 1 (0.091%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 834 (76.16%) Firewall
2 399 (36.44%) VPN
3 374 (34.16%) Cisco ASA
4 364 (33.24%) WAN
5 347 (31.69%) BGP
6 346 (31.60%) Network Security
7 320 (29.22%) OSPF
8 300 (27.40%) MPLS
9 288 (26.30%) LAN
10 233 (21.28%) Wireless
11 229 (20.91%) Cisco Nexus
12 225 (20.55%) IPsec
13 221 (20.18%) DNS
14 218 (19.91%) TCP/IP
15 152 (13.88%) DHCP
16 145 (13.24%) EIGRP
17 143 (13.06%) VoIP
18 139 (12.69%) Cisco IOS
19 128 (11.69%) SSL
20 106 (9.68%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.37%) Big Data
5 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.18%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.18%) DB2
6 2 (0.18%) MySQL
6 2 (0.18%) Redis
7 1 (0.091%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.091%) Ingres
7 1 (0.091%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.091%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.091%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.091%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.091%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (1.92%) Metasploit
2 11 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.55%) JIRA
4 3 (0.27%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.18%) Subversion
5 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.18%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.091%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 232 (21.19%) Finance
2 142 (12.97%) Banking
3 43 (3.93%) Digital Economy
3 43 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 37 (3.38%) Legal
5 30 (2.74%) German Language
6 24 (2.19%) Law
7 20 (1.83%) French Language
8 18 (1.64%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.46%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.64%) Marketing
11 4 (0.37%) Games
11 4 (0.37%) Retail
12 3 (0.27%) Back Office
12 3 (0.27%) Local Government
13 2 (0.18%) Advertising
14 1 (0.091%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.091%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.091%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 516 (47.12%) Network Engineer
2 199 (18.17%) Security Engineer
3 194 (17.72%) Senior Network Engineer
4 165 (15.07%) Cisco Engineer
5 143 (13.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 126 (11.51%) Network Security Engineer
7 121 (11.05%) Analyst
8 89 (8.13%) Consultant
9 74 (6.76%) Firewall Engineer
10 72 (6.58%) Security Analyst
10 72 (6.58%) Senior Security Engineer
11 71 (6.48%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 68 (6.21%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 52 (4.75%) Juniper Engineer
14 49 (4.47%) Network Consultant
15 47 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 46 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 46 (4.20%) Senior Network Security Engineer
17 44 (4.02%) Architect
17 44 (4.02%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.93%) 802.1X
2 41 (3.74%) SailPoint
3 38 (3.47%) XMPP
4 37 (3.38%) HTML
5 34 (3.11%) XML
6 31 (2.83%) Web Services
7 7 (0.64%) LAMP
8 6 (0.55%) JSON
8 6 (0.55%) REST
9 4 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (0.37%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.18%) .NET
10 2 (0.18%) COM+
10 2 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (0.091%) LAPP Stack
11 1 (0.091%) LEMP Stack
11 1 (0.091%) Middleware
11 1 (0.091%) PHP-FPM
11 1 (0.091%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 251 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 70 (6.39%) Computer Science
3 66 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.66%) Video Conferencing
5 37 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 34 (3.11%) Security Operations Centre
7 29 (2.65%) Clustering
8 25 (2.28%) PKI
9 13 (1.19%) Driving Licence
9 13 (1.19%) Fintech
10 12 (1.10%) Public Cloud
11 10 (0.91%) Private Cloud
12 9 (0.82%) CLARiiON
12 9 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.73%) DataPower
13 8 (0.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 7 (0.64%) Equities
14 7 (0.64%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.64%) FlexPod
14 7 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 259 (23.65%) Windows
2 233 (21.28%) Linux
3 119 (10.87%) Windows Server
4 111 (10.14%) Unix
5 57 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (4.11%) Solaris
8 39 (3.56%) Windows 10
9 35 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (2.28%) Windows 2000
11 23 (2.10%) Kali Linux
11 23 (2.10%) Windows 7
12 22 (2.01%) Mac OS X
13 19 (1.74%) Windows XP
14 18 (1.64%) CentOS
15 15 (1.37%) Debian
16 13 (1.19%) Windows 8
17 12 (1.10%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 5 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (19.54%) ITIL
2 193 (17.63%) SIEM
3 146 (13.33%) Network Design
4 145 (13.24%) Load Balancing
5 127 (11.60%) Security Operations
6 114 (10.41%) Change Management
7 112 (10.23%) Information Security
8 90 (8.22%) Network Management
9 87 (7.95%) Mentoring
10 84 (7.67%) Network Monitoring
11 82 (7.49%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 80 (7.31%) Cybersecurity
13 76 (6.94%) Kalman Filter
14 75 (6.85%) Vulnerability Management
15 74 (6.76%) Analytics
16 69 (6.30%) Risk Management
17 66 (6.03%) Problem Management
18 62 (5.66%) Incident Management
19 59 (5.39%) Web Filtering
20 51 (4.66%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (7.76%) Python
2 67 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 50 (4.57%) SQL
4 38 (3.47%) Java
5 31 (2.83%) Bash Shell
6 30 (2.74%) Perl
7 21 (1.92%) Ruby
8 16 (1.46%) C
8 16 (1.46%) C++
9 13 (1.19%) C#
10 7 (0.64%) PHP
11 5 (0.46%) C-shell
11 5 (0.46%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.46%) Korn
11 5 (0.46%) Tcl
12 3 (0.27%) VB
13 2 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 511 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 411 (37.53%) CCNP
3 203 (18.54%) CCIE
4 170 (15.53%) CCNA
5 101 (9.22%) CISSP
6 84 (7.67%) Degree
7 63 (5.75%) GIAC
8 61 (5.57%) CISA
8 61 (5.57%) CISM
8 61 (5.57%) Security Cleared
9 57 (5.21%) GSEC
9 57 (5.21%) SC Cleared
10 48 (4.38%) JNCIP
11 42 (3.84%) CCSA
12 41 (3.74%) GISF
13 40 (3.65%) CCSE
14 37 (3.38%) CCDP
15 35 (3.20%) CCVP
16 34 (3.11%) CEH
17 31 (2.83%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.12%) SLA
2 40 (3.65%) PCI DSS
3 39 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (2.47%) PMO
5 17 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.91%) QA
7 6 (0.55%) GDPR
8 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.18%) COBIT
11 1 (0.091%) GCP
11 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.091%) NIST 800
System Software
1 167 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 100 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.84%) ProxySG
4 40 (3.65%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.83%) vSphere
6 27 (2.47%) XenApp
7 13 (1.19%) Snort
8 12 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (1.10%) VMware NSX
9 11 (1.00%) Firmware
9 11 (1.00%) XenServer
10 10 (0.91%) KVM
10 10 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.82%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.64%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.55%) Docker
13 6 (0.55%) vCloud
14 5 (0.46%) pfSense
15 4 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 86 (7.85%) SCCM
2 83 (7.58%) FortiGate
3 77 (7.03%) Nessus
4 72 (6.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 48 (4.38%) McAfee ePO
5 48 (4.38%) Nagios
6 47 (4.29%) Cisco UCCX
7 46 (4.20%) SolarWinds Orion
8 40 (3.65%) QRadar
9 39 (3.56%) Nexpose
10 38 (3.47%) SCOM
11 35 (3.20%) Cisco UCCE
12 32 (2.92%) Cisco Prime
13 28 (2.56%) OpenVAS
14 27 (2.47%) WSUS
15 26 (2.37%) Cacti
16 23 (2.10%) Core Impact
16 23 (2.10%) PowerBroker
16 23 (2.10%) RSA Security Analytics
17 19 (1.74%) Ansible
Vendors
1 886 (80.91%) Cisco
2 542 (49.50%) CheckPoint
3 438 (40.00%) Juniper
4 336 (30.68%) F5
5 200 (18.26%) VMware
6 188 (17.17%) Microsoft
7 180 (16.44%) Citrix
8 165 (15.07%) SolarWinds
9 142 (12.97%) Fortinet
10 131 (11.96%) Blue Coat
11 93 (8.49%) HP
12 86 (7.85%) Riverbed
13 82 (7.49%) McAfee
14 78 (7.12%) Extreme Networks
14 78 (7.12%) LogRhythm
15 69 (6.30%) Splunk
16 63 (5.75%) CyberArk
16 63 (5.75%) Symantec
17 57 (5.21%) Qualys
18 56 (5.11%) ArcSight