Period
to 13 December 2019

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 13 December 2019 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 390 521 488
Rank change year-on-year +131 -33 -45
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 997 860 1,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 1.77% 1.26% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 727 684 866
UK median annual salary £57,500 £59,250 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.95% +3.04% +12.75%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,075 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +3.16%

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 56,171 68,091 80,237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.25% 42.75% 44.54%
Number of salaries quoted 42,977 52,444 62,151
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 13 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Top 16 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 13 December 2019. 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 +105 917 £57,500 -2.13% 110
UK excluding London +169 579 £50,000 -4.76% 63
London +23 387 £65,000 - 51
South East +80 212 £55,000 -4.35% 22
North of England +105 112 £42,500 -19.05% 8
Midlands +99 89 £46,000 -29.23% 12
East of England +37 85 £51,000 +14.61% 8
West Midlands +104 78 £42,500 -34.62% 7
Yorkshire +87 69 £43,000 -9.47% 5
Scotland +51 39 £45,000 -2.70% 3
North West +45 37 £38,750 -29.55% 2
South West +30 29 £45,000 +1.12% 8
Wales - 12 £45,000 -
East Midlands +23 10 £47,000 -14.55% 5
North East +20 6 £40,708 -14.30% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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.

1 817 (81.95%) Cisco
2 759 (76.13%) Firewall
3 544 (54.56%) Cisco Certification
4 447 (44.83%) CCNP
5 337 (33.80%) WAN
6 333 (33.40%) Network Security
7 330 (33.10%) VPN
8 326 (32.70%) BGP
9 319 (32.00%) OSPF
10 302 (30.29%) LAN
11 293 (29.39%) Cisco ASA
12 267 (26.78%) CCNA
13 246 (24.67%) CheckPoint
14 228 (22.87%) Data Centre
15 219 (21.97%) Juniper
15 219 (21.97%) Finance
16 218 (21.87%) MPLS
17 208 (20.86%) F5
18 207 (20.76%) TCP/IP
19 205 (20.56%) Fortinet
19 205 (20.56%) DNS
20 204 (20.46%) Azure
21 183 (18.36%) Wireless
22 180 (18.05%) Linux
23 176 (17.65%) Windows
24 171 (17.15%) Microsoft
25 161 (16.15%) Management Information System
26 152 (15.25%) IPsec
27 149 (14.94%) Active Directory
28 146 (14.64%) Cisco Nexus

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 42 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 25 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.71%) IIS
5 16 (1.60%) Skype for Business
6 9 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.50%) Confluence
8 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.10%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.10%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 19 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.30%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 204 (20.46%) Azure
2 139 (13.94%) AWS
3 100 (10.03%) Office 365
4 13 (1.30%) IaaS
4 13 (1.30%) PaaS
5 12 (1.20%) SaaS
6 11 (1.10%) GCP
6 11 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.00%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.70%) G Suite
9 6 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.20%) Serverless
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.10%) Apigee
11 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 759 (76.13%) Firewall
2 337 (33.80%) WAN
3 333 (33.40%) Network Security
4 330 (33.10%) VPN
5 326 (32.70%) BGP
6 319 (32.00%) OSPF
7 302 (30.29%) LAN
8 293 (29.39%) Cisco ASA
9 218 (21.87%) MPLS
10 207 (20.76%) TCP/IP
11 205 (20.56%) DNS
12 183 (18.36%) Wireless
13 152 (15.25%) IPsec
14 146 (14.64%) Cisco Nexus
15 111 (11.13%) DHCP
16 100 (10.03%) Wi-Fi
17 99 (9.93%) EIGRP
18 88 (8.83%) SSL
19 84 (8.43%) Internet
20 80 (8.02%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.50%) MySQL
2 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.20%) DB2
5 2 (0.20%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.10%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (2.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.90%) JIRA
3 6 (0.60%) Fiddler
4 4 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.20%) GitLab
6 1 (0.10%) Ant
6 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.10%) Maven
6 1 (0.10%) Subversion
6 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 219 (21.97%) Finance
2 102 (10.23%) Telecoms
3 48 (4.81%) Public Sector
4 45 (4.51%) Law
5 43 (4.31%) Banking
6 33 (3.31%) Legal
7 17 (1.71%) Retail
8 14 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.10%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.00%) Fire and Rescue
10 10 (1.00%) Marketing
10 10 (1.00%) Police
11 6 (0.60%) Electronics
12 5 (0.50%) Publishing
12 5 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.30%) Military
14 2 (0.20%) Back Office
15 1 (0.10%) Advertising
15 1 (0.10%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 548 (54.96%) Network Engineer
2 206 (20.66%) Security Engineer
3 162 (16.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 146 (14.64%) Senior Network Engineer
5 116 (11.63%) Cisco Engineer
6 102 (10.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 77 (7.72%) Consultant
8 75 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 55 (5.52%) Analyst
10 53 (5.32%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 49 (4.91%) Architect
12 42 (4.21%) Network Consultant
13 37 (3.71%) Firewall Engineer
14 30 (3.01%) Juniper Engineer
15 29 (2.91%) Security Architect
16 25 (2.51%) Network Analyst
17 24 (2.41%) Cloud Engineer
17 24 (2.41%) Support Engineer
18 23 (2.31%) Security Consultant
19 21 (2.11%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.91%) SailPoint
2 26 (2.61%) 802.1X
3 9 (0.90%) Web Services
4 8 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (0.70%) REST
5 7 (0.70%) SOAP
6 6 (0.60%) JSON
6 6 (0.60%) Regular Expression
7 5 (0.50%) XMPP
8 2 (0.20%) .NET
8 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.20%) Jinja
8 2 (0.20%) LDAP
8 2 (0.20%) XML
8 2 (0.20%) YAML
9 1 (0.10%) COM
9 1 (0.10%) COM+
9 1 (0.10%) CSS
9 1 (0.10%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 228 (22.87%) Data Centre
2 161 (16.15%) Management Information System
3 42 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (2.21%) PKI
6 15 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (1.50%) Replication
7 11 (1.10%) Hedge funds
7 11 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (1.00%) DataPower
9 9 (0.90%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
10 8 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.70%) Cybercrime
11 7 (0.70%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (0.60%) HP StoreVirtual
13 5 (0.50%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 180 (18.05%) Linux
2 176 (17.65%) Windows
3 94 (9.43%) Unix
4 90 (9.03%) Windows Server
5 38 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 35 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.50%) CentOS
8 11 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.70%) Debian
10 6 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.20%) Android
13 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.20%) CatOS
13 2 (0.20%) Solaris
13 2 (0.20%) VMS
13 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (13.64%) Information Security
2 134 (13.44%) Cybersecurity
3 127 (12.74%) ITIL
4 116 (11.63%) Network Design
5 107 (10.73%) Load Balancing
6 102 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
7 88 (8.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 87 (8.73%) Project Delivery
9 84 (8.43%) Presales
10 82 (8.22%) SIEM
11 81 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
12 78 (7.82%) Service Delivery
13 72 (7.22%) Network Management
14 71 (7.12%) Change Management
15 70 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
16 68 (6.82%) Change Control
17 63 (6.32%) Security Operations
18 55 (5.52%) Product Management
19 53 (5.32%) Vulnerability Management
20 44 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 132 (13.24%) Python
2 65 (6.52%) Bash Shell
3 57 (5.72%) Perl
4 26 (2.61%) Java
5 24 (2.41%) C++
6 21 (2.11%) SQL
7 20 (2.01%) PowerShell
8 16 (1.60%) C
9 4 (0.40%) PHP
10 3 (0.30%) Ruby
10 3 (0.30%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 544 (54.56%) Cisco Certification
2 447 (44.83%) CCNP
3 267 (26.78%) CCNA
4 131 (13.14%) Degree
5 110 (11.03%) CCIE
6 77 (7.72%) CISSP
7 62 (6.22%) Security Cleared
8 49 (4.91%) SC Cleared
9 46 (4.61%) JNCIS
10 40 (4.01%) JNCIP
11 34 (3.41%) CCSA
11 34 (3.41%) CCSE
12 32 (3.21%) CISM
13 31 (3.11%) CISA
14 29 (2.91%) CCDP
14 29 (2.91%) CCSP
15 23 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (2.11%) JNCIA
16 21 (2.11%) MCSE
17 17 (1.71%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (8.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (7.22%) SLA
3 50 (5.02%) PCI DSS
4 49 (4.91%) ISO 9001
5 26 (2.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (2.01%) COBIT
7 16 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (1.40%) NIST
9 12 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 11 (1.10%) GDPR
11 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.60%) QA
13 4 (0.40%) NCSC
14 3 (0.30%) PMO
15 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 149 (14.94%) Active Directory
2 78 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.71%) vSphere
5 26 (2.61%) VMware NSX
6 22 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (2.11%) Firmware
8 15 (1.50%) BitLocker
9 12 (1.20%) XenApp
10 11 (1.10%) ProxySG
10 11 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.80%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.70%) iptables
14 5 (0.50%) Docker
15 4 (0.40%) vCloud
16 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
17 1 (0.10%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 90 (9.03%) FortiGate
2 65 (6.52%) SCCM
3 49 (4.91%) Nessus
4 45 (4.51%) Ansible
5 44 (4.41%) Nagios
6 33 (3.31%) McAfee ePO
7 21 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
7 21 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
8 20 (2.01%) Puppet
9 18 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
9 18 (1.81%) SCOrch
10 17 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
10 17 (1.71%) Stealthwatch
11 12 (1.20%) WSUS
12 11 (1.10%) Jamf Pro
12 11 (1.10%) SCOM
13 10 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 9 (0.90%) Backup Exec
14 9 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
15 8 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 817 (81.95%) Cisco
2 246 (24.67%) CheckPoint
3 219 (21.97%) Juniper
4 208 (20.86%) F5
5 205 (20.56%) Fortinet
6 171 (17.15%) Microsoft
7 138 (13.84%) VMware
8 111 (11.13%) SolarWinds
9 108 (10.83%) Meraki
10 93 (9.33%) HP
11 84 (8.43%) Aruba
12 79 (7.92%) Splunk
13 74 (7.42%) Blue Coat
14 72 (7.22%) Citrix
15 62 (6.22%) Symantec
16 57 (5.72%) McAfee
17 39 (3.91%) Arista
18 37 (3.71%) NetApp
19 36 (3.61%) Dell
19 36 (3.61%) Extreme Networks