Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 570 402 546
Rank change year-on-year -168 +144 +96
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 787 1,355 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.79% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.03% 1.77% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 644 1,158 846
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +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 76,156 76,470 91,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.14% 44.32% 45.26%
Number of salaries quoted 59,703 61,065 74,204
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -175 739 £57,500 +4.55% 86
UK excluding London -122 415 £52,500 +10.53% 47
London -166 345 £60,000 +4.35% 41
South East -91 246 £55,000 +10.00% 21
East of England +45 91 £65,000 +13.04% 6
North of England -52 31 £46,500 +3.33% 12
Yorkshire +12 22 £46,500 -13.49% 2
Midlands -34 21 £47,500 +18.75% 3
West Midlands -34 20 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Scotland -28 18 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South West -5 17 £47,250 -5.50% 3
Wales +10 7 £31,250 -30.56%
North West -63 7 £45,000 - 10
North East -23 2 - -
East Midlands -1 1 £45,000 +12.50% 2

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 682 (86.66%) Cisco
2 596 (75.73%) Firewall
3 372 (47.27%) CheckPoint
4 353 (44.85%) Cisco Certification
5 305 (38.75%) F5
6 302 (38.37%) Juniper
7 285 (36.21%) Network Security
8 278 (35.32%) CCNP
9 263 (33.42%) Cisco ASA
10 251 (31.89%) WAN
11 247 (31.39%) VPN
12 227 (28.84%) Data Centre
13 205 (26.05%) LAN
14 180 (22.87%) VMware
15 176 (22.36%) Fortinet
16 171 (21.73%) Cisco Nexus
17 167 (21.22%) BGP
18 160 (20.33%) Wireless
19 158 (20.08%) OSPF
20 154 (19.57%) CCIE
21 140 (17.79%) Windows
22 135 (17.15%) CCNA
22 135 (17.15%) MPLS
23 125 (15.88%) DNS
24 121 (15.37%) Citrix
25 119 (15.12%) Finance
26 118 (14.99%) Linux
27 117 (14.87%) ITIL
28 116 (14.74%) NetScaler
29 113 (14.36%) Load Balancing

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 30 (3.81%) MS Exchange
2 22 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.16%) Skype for Business
4 15 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.27%) Apache
7 8 (1.02%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.02%) IIS
7 8 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.38%) CMS
9 3 (0.38%) Confluence
9 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 22 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.13%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 88 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (6.61%) Office 365
4 29 (3.68%) Akamai
4 29 (3.68%) SaaS
5 18 (2.29%) PaaS
6 16 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.27%) Mimecast
8 9 (1.14%) IaaS
9 8 (1.02%) G Suite
10 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.25%) GitHub
10 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 596 (75.73%) Firewall
2 285 (36.21%) Network Security
3 263 (33.42%) Cisco ASA
4 251 (31.89%) WAN
5 247 (31.39%) VPN
6 205 (26.05%) LAN
7 171 (21.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 167 (21.22%) BGP
9 160 (20.33%) Wireless
10 158 (20.08%) OSPF
11 135 (17.15%) MPLS
12 125 (15.88%) DNS
13 116 (14.74%) NetScaler
14 109 (13.85%) DHCP
15 106 (13.47%) Wi-Fi
16 105 (13.34%) IPsec
17 90 (11.44%) TCP/IP
18 83 (10.55%) Cisco Firepower
19 74 (9.40%) Cisco IOS
20 69 (8.77%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.80%) Big Data
2 10 (1.27%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.02%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.38%) RavenDB
4 3 (0.38%) Redis
5 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.13%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (2.41%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (0.76%) JIRA
5 5 (0.64%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.38%) Subversion
7 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 119 (15.12%) Finance
2 57 (7.24%) Retail
3 36 (4.57%) Banking
4 22 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.65%) Advertising
6 12 (1.52%) Marketing
7 11 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.02%) Law
9 7 (0.89%) Local Government
10 6 (0.76%) Electronics
10 6 (0.76%) Legal
10 6 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.38%) French Language
12 3 (0.38%) Games
12 3 (0.38%) German Language
12 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 413 (52.48%) Network Engineer
2 144 (18.30%) Senior Network Engineer
3 116 (14.74%) Security Engineer
4 85 (10.80%) Network Security Engineer
5 75 (9.53%) Architect
6 71 (9.02%) Consultant
7 64 (8.13%) Cisco Engineer
8 62 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 62 (7.88%) Security Consultant
9 59 (7.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 53 (6.73%) Security Architect
11 49 (6.23%) Network Consultant
12 45 (5.72%) Network Security Consultant
13 43 (5.46%) Analyst
14 39 (4.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 39 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
15 37 (4.70%) Network Architect
16 36 (4.57%) Firewall Engineer
17 35 (4.45%) Security Solutions Architect
18 34 (4.32%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (7.62%) 802.1X
2 34 (4.32%) HTML
3 27 (3.43%) XML
4 14 (1.78%) CSS
5 11 (1.40%) Middleware
5 11 (1.40%) XMPP
6 8 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.51%) Apache Flex
7 4 (0.51%) LDAP
8 3 (0.38%) Web Services
9 2 (0.25%) WSH
10 1 (0.13%) COM
10 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.13%) Jinja
10 1 (0.13%) JSON
10 1 (0.13%) SAML
10 1 (0.13%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.13%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 227 (28.84%) Data Centre
2 54 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 26 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.54%) Replication
5 20 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.29%) Public Cloud
7 17 (2.16%) Private Cloud
8 16 (2.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 16 (2.03%) FlexPod
8 16 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
10 10 (1.27%) DataPower
10 10 (1.27%) Fintech
10 10 (1.27%) NHS
10 10 (1.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 8 (1.02%) User Experience
12 7 (0.89%) Clustering
12 7 (0.89%) PKI
13 5 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 140 (17.79%) Windows
2 118 (14.99%) Linux
3 89 (11.31%) Windows Server
4 57 (7.24%) Unix
5 45 (5.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (2.03%) Windows 10
8 15 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.14%) Android
10 8 (1.02%) CentOS
11 7 (0.89%) FreeBSD
11 7 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.89%) Solaris
11 7 (0.89%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.76%) Debian
12 6 (0.76%) Kali Linux
13 5 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.51%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (14.87%) ITIL
2 113 (14.36%) Load Balancing
3 108 (13.72%) SIEM
4 85 (10.80%) Presales
5 72 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
6 67 (8.51%) Cybersecurity
7 65 (8.26%) Network Design
8 54 (6.86%) Network Management
9 53 (6.73%) Mentoring
10 51 (6.48%) Change Management
11 47 (5.97%) Network Monitoring
12 44 (5.59%) DevOps
13 42 (5.34%) Information Security
14 41 (5.21%) E-Commerce
14 41 (5.21%) Migration
15 36 (4.57%) Capacity Planning
15 36 (4.57%) High Availability
16 35 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (4.32%) Incident Management
18 32 (4.07%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 51 (6.48%) Python
2 36 (4.57%) PowerShell
3 14 (1.78%) Bash Shell
3 14 (1.78%) C
4 13 (1.65%) SQL
5 11 (1.40%) Perl
6 5 (0.64%) Java
7 4 (0.51%) C#
7 4 (0.51%) PHP
8 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.25%) VB
9 1 (0.13%) Go
9 1 (0.13%) Ruby
9 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 353 (44.85%) Cisco Certification
2 278 (35.32%) CCNP
3 154 (19.57%) CCIE
4 135 (17.15%) CCNA
5 71 (9.02%) Degree
6 61 (7.75%) Security Cleared
7 57 (7.24%) CISSP
8 38 (4.83%) SC Cleared
9 34 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 29 (3.68%) CEH
10 29 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (3.56%) CCDP
11 28 (3.56%) JNCIP
11 28 (3.56%) MCSE
12 26 (3.30%) CISA
12 26 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (2.80%) CISM
13 22 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 19 (2.41%) SANS
15 15 (1.91%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.97%) SLA
2 42 (5.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.92%) PCI DSS
4 19 (2.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 18 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 15 (1.91%) PMO
7 13 (1.65%) GDPR
7 13 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (1.27%) COBIT
8 10 (1.27%) GPG13
9 6 (0.76%) QA
10 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.13%) GCP
12 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 97 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (11.44%) Active Directory
3 60 (7.62%) VMware NSX
4 31 (3.94%) Hyper-V
5 25 (3.18%) Snort
6 20 (2.54%) XenApp
7 19 (2.41%) vSphere
8 10 (1.27%) ProxySG
8 10 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.02%) DFS Replication
10 8 (1.02%) HDFS
11 6 (0.76%) Docker
12 5 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.38%) pfSense
13 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.25%) NFS
14 2 (0.25%) XenServer
15 1 (0.13%) Firmware
15 1 (0.13%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 46 (5.84%) FortiGate
2 39 (4.96%) Cisco Prime
3 38 (4.83%) Ansible
4 29 (3.68%) Puppet
5 27 (3.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 23 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (2.67%) CASB
8 17 (2.16%) QRadar
9 16 (2.03%) Cacti
10 14 (1.78%) Cisco CME
11 13 (1.65%) Backup Exec
11 13 (1.65%) Cisco UCCX
11 13 (1.65%) SCOM
11 13 (1.65%) Suricata
12 11 (1.40%) AirWatch
12 11 (1.40%) Nessus
12 11 (1.40%) SCCM
13 9 (1.14%) vCenter Server
13 9 (1.14%) vRealize
14 8 (1.02%) Nagios
Vendors
1 682 (86.66%) Cisco
2 372 (47.27%) CheckPoint
3 305 (38.75%) F5
4 302 (38.37%) Juniper
5 180 (22.87%) VMware
6 176 (22.36%) Fortinet
7 121 (15.37%) Citrix
8 105 (13.34%) Microsoft
9 103 (13.09%) SolarWinds
10 86 (10.93%) Blue Coat
11 73 (9.28%) Aruba
12 63 (8.01%) HP
13 59 (7.50%) McAfee
14 50 (6.35%) Meraki
15 39 (4.96%) Arista
16 38 (4.83%) Riverbed
17 35 (4.45%) NetApp
18 32 (4.07%) Sophos
18 32 (4.07%) Symantec
19 29 (3.68%) Dell