Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 391 359 580
Rank change year-on-year -32 +221 -97
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 327 1,163 754
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.85% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 1.71% 2.02% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 308 782 691
Median annual salary £55,000 £58,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.17% -3.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%

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 19,100 57,464 69,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.00% 42.01% 42.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15,057 43,692 54,126
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Palo Alto.

Salary trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Palo Alto over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 2020. 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 -25 302 £55,000 -5.17% 42
London +97 162 £67,500 - 16
UK excluding London -62 141 £50,000 - 29
Work from Home -4 51 £50,000 -28.57% 4
Midlands +89 46 £50,000 +2.56% 5
South East +51 43 £50,000 -13.04% 9
West Midlands +64 40 £52,500 +13.51% 3
North of England -24 36 £52,500 +16.67% 7
North West +108 21 £60,000 +57.89% 5
Yorkshire -45 15 £50,000 +11.11% 2
South West +92 9 £47,500 +5.56% 2
East Midlands +94 6 £42,500 -16.67% 2
Scotland +58 3 £50,500 +12.22% 3
East of England +54 3 £47,500 -2.56% 3
Wales +26 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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.

1 279 (85.32%) Cisco
2 264 (80.73%) Firewall
3 167 (51.07%) WAN
4 158 (48.32%) Cisco Certification
5 132 (40.37%) LAN
6 123 (37.61%) CCNP
7 122 (37.31%) CheckPoint
7 122 (37.31%) Network Security
8 117 (35.78%) VPN
9 116 (35.47%) OSPF
10 113 (34.56%) Microsoft
11 107 (32.72%) Wireless
12 103 (31.50%) BGP
13 99 (30.28%) MPLS
14 91 (27.83%) Finance
15 87 (26.61%) Cisco ASA
16 82 (25.08%) Office 365
17 80 (24.46%) Active Directory
18 78 (23.85%) F5
18 78 (23.85%) Data Centre
19 74 (22.63%) Cisco Nexus
19 74 (22.63%) Azure
20 73 (22.32%) Microsoft Office
21 71 (21.71%) AWS
22 67 (20.49%) VMware
23 66 (20.18%) DNS
24 62 (18.96%) CCNA
25 58 (17.74%) VLAN
26 57 (17.43%) Fortinet
27 54 (16.51%) VoIP

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 27 (8.26%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.83%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.53%) IIS
5 3 (0.92%) CMS
5 3 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 73 (22.32%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (7.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 82 (25.08%) Office 365
2 74 (22.63%) Azure
3 71 (21.71%) AWS
4 25 (7.65%) GCP
5 24 (7.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (7.03%) Route 53
6 23 (7.03%) Slack
7 4 (1.22%) SaaS
8 2 (0.61%) IaaS
8 2 (0.61%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.61%) PaaS
9 1 (0.31%) Akamai
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 1 (0.31%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.31%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 264 (80.73%) Firewall
2 167 (51.07%) WAN
3 132 (40.37%) LAN
4 122 (37.31%) Network Security
5 117 (35.78%) VPN
6 116 (35.47%) OSPF
7 107 (32.72%) Wireless
8 103 (31.50%) BGP
9 99 (30.28%) MPLS
10 87 (26.61%) Cisco ASA
11 74 (22.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 66 (20.18%) DNS
13 58 (17.74%) VLAN
14 54 (16.51%) DHCP
14 54 (16.51%) VoIP
15 45 (13.76%) IPsec
16 44 (13.46%) EIGRP
17 43 (13.15%) Wi-Fi
18 40 (12.23%) TCP/IP
19 38 (11.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.61%) Tableau
3 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (1.83%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
General
1 91 (27.83%) Finance
2 40 (12.23%) Telecoms
3 31 (9.48%) Public Sector
4 25 (7.65%) Manufacturing
5 24 (7.34%) Electronics
5 24 (7.34%) Marketing
6 21 (6.42%) Banking
7 14 (4.28%) Financial Institution
8 10 (3.06%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.53%) Back Office
10 4 (1.22%) Law
11 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.61%) International Banking
11 2 (0.61%) Legal
12 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 194 (59.33%) Network Engineer
2 86 (26.30%) Security Engineer
3 78 (23.85%) Senior Network Engineer
4 45 (13.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 21 (6.42%) Cisco Engineer
5 21 (6.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (5.81%) Operations Engineer
7 18 (5.50%) Consultant
8 15 (4.59%) Architect
9 14 (4.28%) Cisco Consultant
10 13 (3.98%) Senior Security Engineer
11 12 (3.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 11 (3.36%) IT Engineer
12 11 (3.36%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 10 (3.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (2.45%) Cloud Engineer
14 8 (2.45%) Network Architect
14 8 (2.45%) Network Manager
15 7 (2.14%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.65%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.53%) JSON
3 4 (1.22%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.22%) YAML
4 3 (0.92%) Middleware
4 3 (0.92%) REST
4 3 (0.92%) XMPP
5 1 (0.31%) LDAP
5 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 78 (23.85%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.98%) Hedge funds
4 12 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.67%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (2.45%) PKI
7 6 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.83%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.83%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.22%) Clustering
8 4 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.92%) BYOD
9 3 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.92%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.92%) Replication
9 3 (0.92%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.31%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.62%) Linux
2 35 (10.70%) Windows
3 25 (7.65%) Windows Server
4 23 (7.03%) Mac OS X
5 11 (3.36%) Windows 10
6 10 (3.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.14%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.53%) Unix
10 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.61%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (14.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 47 (14.37%) Identity Management
3 43 (13.15%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (11.31%) Network Monitoring
5 36 (11.01%) ITIL
6 35 (10.70%) Security Operations
7 30 (9.17%) SIEM
8 29 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (8.56%) Programme Management
9 28 (8.56%) Project Delivery
10 25 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (7.34%) B2B
11 24 (7.34%) Digital Marketing
11 24 (7.34%) Load Balancing
11 24 (7.34%) Privileged Access Management
11 24 (7.34%) Security Monitoring
12 23 (7.03%) Performance Analysis
13 20 (6.12%) Network Virtualisation
14 19 (5.81%) DevOps
15 17 (5.20%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.60%) Python
2 15 (4.59%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.06%) SQL
4 4 (1.22%) Perl
5 3 (0.92%) C
6 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 158 (48.32%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (37.61%) CCNP
3 62 (18.96%) CCNA
4 30 (9.17%) Security Cleared
5 29 (8.87%) SC Cleared
6 24 (7.34%) SANS
7 21 (6.42%) CCIE
8 16 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (4.59%) MCSE
10 13 (3.98%) RHCSA
11 12 (3.67%) CISSP
12 11 (3.36%) CompTIA Security+
13 10 (3.06%) Degree
13 10 (3.06%) RHCE
13 10 (3.06%) SSCP
14 8 (2.45%) CCDP
14 8 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.83%) DV Cleared
15 6 (1.83%) JNCIS
16 4 (1.22%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.67%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.53%) COBIT
4 3 (0.92%) SLA
5 2 (0.61%) GDPR
5 2 (0.61%) PMO
6 1 (0.31%) NIST
6 1 (0.31%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 80 (24.46%) Active Directory
2 45 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.95%) VMware NSX
4 17 (5.20%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.14%) vSphere
7 6 (1.83%) Docker
8 4 (1.22%) Firmware
9 3 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.61%) Snort
11 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.31%) XenApp
11 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (14.07%) Ansible
2 32 (9.79%) Nagios
3 25 (7.65%) FortiGate
3 25 (7.65%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (7.65%) Puppet
4 24 (7.34%) QRadar
5 16 (4.89%) SCCM
6 6 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (1.83%) vCenter Server
6 6 (1.83%) WSUS
7 5 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.53%) Prometheus
7 5 (1.53%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.22%) Terraform
9 3 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 279 (85.32%) Cisco
2 122 (37.31%) CheckPoint
3 113 (34.56%) Microsoft
4 78 (23.85%) F5
5 67 (20.49%) VMware
6 57 (17.43%) Fortinet
7 43 (13.15%) Splunk
8 39 (11.93%) Juniper
9 31 (9.48%) Riverbed
10 30 (9.17%) Avaya
10 30 (9.17%) Meraki
11 27 (8.26%) NetWitness
12 25 (7.65%) CyberArk
12 25 (7.65%) LogRhythm
12 25 (7.65%) SolarWinds
13 24 (7.34%) ArcSight
13 24 (7.34%) BeyondTrust
13 24 (7.34%) Bomgar
13 24 (7.34%) IBM
13 24 (7.34%) SAP