Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 503 366 573
Rank change year-on-year -137 +207 +111
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 916 1,434 964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.82% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 1.17% 1.86% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 749 1,166 813
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% -

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 78,211 77,043 96,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.65% 43.85% 45.66%
Number of salaries quoted 62,141 61,883 78,737
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98% +4.19%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -129 878 £57,500 +11.65% 110
UK excluding London -53 521 £52,500 +16.67% 72
London -175 369 £60,000 +9.09% 41
South East -50 320 £50,000 - 42
East of England +78 108 £65,000 - 5
North of England -1 49 £46,500 +16.25% 7
Yorkshire +31 31 £45,750 +14.38% 2
North West -13 18 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Midlands -33 18 £50,000 +17.65% 7
South West -14 15 £47,000 +4.44% 8
Scotland -31 12 £37,500 -19.35% 3
West Midlands -34 9 £50,000 +19.05% 3
East Midlands -1 6 £67,500 +58.82% 4
Wales +10 2 £42,500 +13.33%
Channel Islands +3 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 775 (84.61%) Cisco
2 634 (69.21%) Firewall
3 440 (48.03%) CheckPoint
4 393 (42.90%) Juniper
5 386 (42.14%) Cisco Certification
6 324 (35.37%) Network Security
7 319 (34.83%) F5
8 317 (34.61%) VPN
9 303 (33.08%) Cisco ASA
10 292 (31.88%) WAN
11 291 (31.77%) CCNP
12 244 (26.64%) Data Centre
13 228 (24.89%) MPLS
14 223 (24.34%) Wireless
15 222 (24.24%) LAN
16 217 (23.69%) OSPF
17 214 (23.36%) BGP
18 213 (23.25%) Linux
19 182 (19.87%) CCNA
20 179 (19.54%) VMware
21 174 (19.00%) Cisco Nexus
22 172 (18.78%) Windows
23 169 (18.45%) DNS
24 167 (18.23%) CCIE
24 167 (18.23%) Fortinet
25 159 (17.36%) ITIL
26 154 (16.81%) Finance
27 153 (16.70%) Microsoft
28 148 (16.16%) IPsec
29 144 (15.72%) Cisco IOS

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 47 (5.13%) Skype for Business
2 35 (3.82%) CMS
3 25 (2.73%) MS Exchange
4 24 (2.62%) IIS
5 18 (1.97%) SharePoint
6 17 (1.86%) Apache
7 13 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.31%) Apache Spark
9 11 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.66%) SAS
12 5 (0.55%) Confluence
13 4 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.11%) nginx
Applications
1 34 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 85 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (5.24%) Office 365
4 30 (3.28%) Akamai
5 21 (2.29%) SaaS
6 14 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.31%) PaaS
8 10 (1.09%) G Suite
9 9 (0.98%) IaaS
10 6 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.11%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.11%) GitHub
13 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 634 (69.21%) Firewall
2 324 (35.37%) Network Security
3 317 (34.61%) VPN
4 303 (33.08%) Cisco ASA
5 292 (31.88%) WAN
6 228 (24.89%) MPLS
7 223 (24.34%) Wireless
8 222 (24.24%) LAN
9 217 (23.69%) OSPF
10 214 (23.36%) BGP
11 174 (19.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 169 (18.45%) DNS
13 148 (16.16%) IPsec
14 144 (15.72%) Cisco IOS
15 135 (14.74%) DHCP
16 126 (13.76%) TCP/IP
17 111 (12.12%) VoIP
18 103 (11.24%) NetScaler
19 89 (9.72%) EIGRP
20 83 (9.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.84%) Big Data
2 18 (1.97%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.31%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.44%) RavenDB
6 4 (0.44%) Redis
7 2 (0.22%) MySQL
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.11%) Ingres
8 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (2.84%) Git (software)
2 9 (0.98%) JIRA
3 8 (0.87%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.44%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.44%) Subversion
5 4 (0.44%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 154 (16.81%) Finance
2 60 (6.55%) Banking
3 28 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.62%) Retail
5 22 (2.40%) French Language
5 22 (2.40%) German Language
6 15 (1.64%) Law
7 11 (1.20%) Digital Economy
8 10 (1.09%) Marketing
9 8 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.87%) Legal
10 7 (0.76%) Local Government
11 5 (0.55%) Electronics
12 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.22%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Advertising
14 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 362 (39.52%) Network Engineer
2 144 (15.72%) Security Engineer
3 133 (14.52%) Senior Network Engineer
4 109 (11.90%) Analyst
5 91 (9.93%) Network Security Engineer
6 90 (9.83%) Cisco Engineer
7 88 (9.61%) Consultant
8 83 (9.06%) Security Consultant
9 77 (8.41%) Security Analyst
10 72 (7.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 54 (5.90%) Firewall Engineer
11 54 (5.90%) Network Consultant
12 53 (5.79%) Network Security Consultant
13 52 (5.68%) Architect
13 52 (5.68%) Cisco Consultant
14 50 (5.46%) Cisco Security Consultant
15 46 (5.02%) Senior Security Engineer
16 44 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 44 (4.80%) Team Leader
17 41 (4.48%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.55%) HTML
2 49 (5.35%) XML
3 41 (4.48%) 802.1X
4 36 (3.93%) XMPP
5 15 (1.64%) Web Services
6 14 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (1.53%) Regular Expression
7 13 (1.42%) PCRE
8 10 (1.09%) Middleware
9 4 (0.44%) CSS
10 2 (0.22%) LAMP
10 2 (0.22%) LDAP
10 2 (0.22%) SailPoint
10 2 (0.22%) WSH
11 1 (0.11%) .NET
11 1 (0.11%) JSON
11 1 (0.11%) LAPP Stack
11 1 (0.11%) LEMP Stack
11 1 (0.11%) PHP-FPM
11 1 (0.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 244 (26.64%) Data Centre
2 93 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.04%) Computer Science
4 36 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.17%) Clustering
6 23 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
7 17 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 15 (1.64%) Driving Licence
8 15 (1.64%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.64%) Replication
9 12 (1.31%) PKI
10 11 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.76%) DataPower
12 7 (0.76%) Fintech
12 7 (0.76%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.76%) User Experience
12 7 (0.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 6 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 213 (23.25%) Linux
2 172 (18.78%) Windows
3 98 (10.70%) Windows Server
4 91 (9.93%) Unix
5 45 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (4.48%) Solaris
8 23 (2.51%) Windows 10
9 21 (2.29%) Windows 2000
9 21 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (2.18%) Mac OS X
11 11 (1.20%) Kali Linux
11 11 (1.20%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.09%) CentOS
12 10 (1.09%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.09%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.66%) Debian
14 6 (0.66%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (17.36%) ITIL
2 106 (11.57%) SIEM
3 104 (11.35%) Load Balancing
4 99 (10.81%) Mentoring
5 84 (9.17%) Network Monitoring
6 80 (8.73%) Cybersecurity
7 78 (8.52%) Change Management
7 78 (8.52%) Information Security
8 77 (8.41%) Network Design
9 66 (7.21%) Network Management
10 57 (6.22%) Security Operations
11 52 (5.68%) Analytics
12 50 (5.46%) E-Commerce
13 49 (5.35%) Presales
13 49 (5.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 45 (4.91%) Incident Management
14 45 (4.91%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 45 (4.91%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 44 (4.80%) Network Architecture
16 42 (4.59%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 105 (11.46%) Python
2 70 (7.64%) PowerShell
3 52 (5.68%) Bash Shell
4 35 (3.82%) Perl
5 29 (3.17%) Ruby
6 26 (2.84%) SQL
7 25 (2.73%) C
8 20 (2.18%) Java
9 13 (1.42%) C++
10 7 (0.76%) C#
11 4 (0.44%) R
12 3 (0.33%) PHP
13 2 (0.22%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.22%) Tcl
13 2 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 386 (42.14%) Cisco Certification
2 291 (31.77%) CCNP
3 182 (19.87%) CCNA
4 167 (18.23%) CCIE
5 78 (8.52%) Degree
6 77 (8.41%) CISSP
7 72 (7.86%) Security Cleared
8 65 (7.10%) SC Cleared
9 36 (3.93%) CEH
10 32 (3.49%) CCDA
11 31 (3.38%) CCDP
11 31 (3.38%) CCSA
11 31 (3.38%) GIAC
11 31 (3.38%) JNCIE
12 30 (3.28%) CCSE
13 29 (3.17%) JNCIP
14 27 (2.95%) SANS
15 26 (2.84%) CCVP
16 25 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
17 20 (2.18%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (4.59%) PMO
3 38 (4.15%) SLA
4 27 (2.95%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 15 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 12 (1.31%) GPG13
7 12 (1.31%) QA
8 7 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.22%) GDPR
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 113 (12.34%) Active Directory
2 93 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.59%) Snort
3 42 (4.59%) VMware NSX
4 27 (2.95%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.73%) vSphere
6 22 (2.40%) XenApp
7 16 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.31%) Docker
9 12 (1.31%) HDFS
10 8 (0.87%) BitLocker
10 8 (0.87%) XenServer
11 7 (0.76%) ProxySG
12 6 (0.66%) pfSense
13 5 (0.55%) Firmware
14 4 (0.44%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
16 2 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 55 (6.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 45 (4.91%) FortiGate
3 40 (4.37%) Ansible
3 40 (4.37%) Nessus
3 40 (4.37%) SCCM
4 36 (3.93%) Cisco UCCX
4 36 (3.93%) Puppet
5 35 (3.82%) Cisco Prime
6 33 (3.60%) Nagios
7 29 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (3.06%) Cisco UCCE
9 25 (2.73%) OpenVAS
10 24 (2.62%) Suricata
11 23 (2.51%) Backup Exec
11 23 (2.51%) QRadar
12 22 (2.40%) Cacti
12 22 (2.40%) SCOM
13 19 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
13 19 (2.07%) SolarWinds Orion
14 14 (1.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 775 (84.61%) Cisco
2 440 (48.03%) CheckPoint
3 393 (42.90%) Juniper
4 319 (34.83%) F5
5 179 (19.54%) VMware
6 167 (18.23%) Fortinet
7 153 (16.70%) Microsoft
8 130 (14.19%) Citrix
9 124 (13.54%) SolarWinds
10 123 (13.43%) Blue Coat
11 93 (10.15%) HP
11 93 (10.15%) Sourcefire
12 75 (8.19%) Dell
13 69 (7.53%) Aruba
14 68 (7.42%) McAfee
15 61 (6.66%) Riverbed
16 55 (6.00%) Arista
17 42 (4.59%) Sophos
18 41 (4.48%) Avaya
19 40 (4.37%) Extreme Networks