Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 504 394 388
Rank change year-on-year -110 -6 +212
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 601 491 1,190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.71% 0.83%
As % of the Vendors category 1.38% 1.76% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 459 384 747
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,367
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 43,401 27,897 60,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.44% 40.43% 41.71%
Number of salaries quoted 29,306 21,689 46,603
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,000 £39,375 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,250 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.13% +4.44% +2.27%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -132 505 £60,000 - 78
UK excluding London -44 328 £55,000 +4.76% 61
London -123 237 £65,000 - 24
Work from Home -177 128 £60,000 +12.68% 16
South East -62 105 £52,500 +5.00% 23
North of England -35 78 £52,500 - 14
Scotland -24 60 £75,000 +42.86% 6
Midlands -88 41 £55,000 +10.00% 7
North West -41 40 £52,500 -12.50% 9
Yorkshire -44 39 £46,250 -7.50% 4
West Midlands -78 31 £55,000 +10.00% 5
South West -60 30 £66,250 +54.07% 1
East of England -46 21 £60,000 +9.09% 9
East Midlands -38 12 £55,000 +57.14% 2
North East -22 7 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Wales - 1 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 449 (74.71%) Firewall
2 446 (74.21%) Cisco
3 248 (41.26%) Cisco Certification
4 212 (35.27%) WAN
5 207 (34.44%) LAN
6 192 (31.95%) Azure
7 188 (31.28%) CCNP
8 181 (30.12%) CheckPoint
9 166 (27.62%) Fortinet
10 153 (25.46%) BGP
11 149 (24.79%) Network Security
12 143 (23.79%) VPN
13 140 (23.29%) OSPF
14 136 (22.63%) Wireless
15 131 (21.80%) Microsoft
16 121 (20.13%) Social Skills
17 105 (17.47%) Data Centre
18 103 (17.14%) F5
19 102 (16.97%) Juniper
20 101 (16.81%) MPLS
20 101 (16.81%) Windows
21 99 (16.47%) Presales
22 96 (15.97%) TCP/IP
23 93 (15.47%) CCNA
24 91 (15.14%) Microsoft 365
25 89 (14.81%) Active Directory
26 87 (14.48%) Network Design
27 81 (13.48%) Finance
28 80 (13.31%) DNS
28 80 (13.31%) Cybersecurity

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 18 (3.00%) IIS
2 12 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.33%) Confluence
3 8 (1.33%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.00%) CMS
4 6 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (1.00%) Umbraco
4 6 (1.00%) WordPress
5 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.50%) Sentinel
2 6 (1.00%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.50%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 192 (31.95%) Azure
2 91 (15.14%) Microsoft 365
3 77 (12.81%) AWS
4 37 (6.16%) IaaS
5 33 (5.49%) Mimecast
5 33 (5.49%) SaaS
6 28 (4.66%) PaaS
7 24 (3.99%) Azure Sentinel
8 21 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (2.83%) Azure Storage
10 16 (2.66%) GCP
11 15 (2.50%) Cloudflare
11 15 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (1.83%) Azure Key Vault
13 8 (1.33%) OpenDNS
14 7 (1.16%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.67%) AWS Direct Connect
17 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
18 2 (0.33%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 449 (74.71%) Firewall
2 212 (35.27%) WAN
3 207 (34.44%) LAN
4 153 (25.46%) BGP
5 149 (24.79%) Network Security
6 143 (23.79%) VPN
7 140 (23.29%) OSPF
8 136 (22.63%) Wireless
9 101 (16.81%) MPLS
10 96 (15.97%) TCP/IP
11 80 (13.31%) Cisco ASA
11 80 (13.31%) DNS
11 80 (13.31%) SD-WAN
12 59 (9.82%) Cisco Nexus
12 59 (9.82%) Wi-Fi
13 58 (9.65%) VLAN
14 54 (8.99%) Internet
14 54 (8.99%) IPsec
14 54 (8.99%) Multicast
15 53 (8.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.50%) Big Data
2 3 (0.50%) Data Vault
2 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.33%) GIS
4 1 (0.17%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 21 (3.49%) Git (software)
1 21 (3.49%) JIRA
2 13 (2.16%) Metasploit
3 9 (1.50%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.00%) Snyk
4 6 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.33%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 121 (20.13%) Social Skills
2 81 (13.48%) Finance
3 56 (9.32%) Public Sector
4 39 (6.49%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.83%) Retail
6 19 (3.16%) Banking
6 19 (3.16%) Local Government
7 18 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (2.66%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.66%) Marketing
9 15 (2.50%) Electronics
10 9 (1.50%) Presentation Skills
11 7 (1.16%) Law
12 6 (1.00%) Brand Awareness
12 6 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (1.00%) Organisational Skills
12 6 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.83%) Games
13 5 (0.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 5 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 268 (44.59%) Network Engineer
2 75 (12.48%) Senior Network Engineer
3 64 (10.65%) Architect
4 52 (8.65%) Security Engineer
5 51 (8.49%) Cisco Engineer
6 45 (7.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 45 (7.49%) Consultant
7 36 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (5.66%) Network Security Engineer
9 33 (5.49%) Analyst
9 33 (5.49%) Technical Architect
10 29 (4.83%) Network Consultant
11 26 (4.33%) Azure Engineer
12 25 (4.16%) Network Architect
13 23 (3.83%) Juniper Engineer
14 22 (3.66%) Administrator
14 22 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
15 20 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
16 19 (3.16%) Azure Administrator
16 19 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.49%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.50%) Regular Expression
2 9 (1.50%) Web Services
3 6 (1.00%) JSON
4 4 (0.67%) ISPF
4 4 (0.67%) LDAP
4 4 (0.67%) XML
5 2 (0.33%) YAML
6 1 (0.17%) CSS
6 1 (0.17%) Django
6 1 (0.17%) Middleware
6 1 (0.17%) WSH
6 1 (0.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 105 (17.47%) Data Centre
2 23 (3.83%) Hybrid Cloud
3 19 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.66%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.16%) IPTV
8 9 (1.50%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.33%) Tandem
10 6 (1.00%) Clustering
10 6 (1.00%) PKI
10 6 (1.00%) Replication
10 6 (1.00%) User Experience
11 5 (0.83%) Social Media
12 4 (0.67%) BYOD
12 4 (0.67%) Digital Signage
12 4 (0.67%) iPad
12 4 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (0.67%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 101 (16.81%) Windows
2 66 (10.98%) Windows Server
3 36 (5.99%) Linux
4 21 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (3.33%) Windows Server 2019
6 19 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.00%) Windows 10
7 18 (3.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (2.00%) Android
9 10 (1.66%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.33%) Kali Linux
11 6 (1.00%) Unix
12 3 (0.50%) VMS
13 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.17%) Check Point GAiA
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.17%) SUSE
14 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (16.47%) Presales
2 87 (14.48%) Network Design
3 80 (13.31%) Cybersecurity
4 59 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 58 (9.65%) ITIL
6 52 (8.65%) Customer Requirements
7 51 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (7.15%) DevOps
8 43 (7.15%) Information Security
9 42 (6.99%) SIEM
10 40 (6.66%) Network Management
11 39 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
12 37 (6.16%) Penetration Testing
13 32 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
14 30 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
15 29 (4.83%) Migration
16 27 (4.49%) Security Operations
16 27 (4.49%) Vulnerability Management
17 26 (4.33%) Project Delivery
18 25 (4.16%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 67 (11.15%) PowerShell
2 50 (8.32%) Python
3 22 (3.66%) C
4 20 (3.33%) SQL
5 9 (1.50%) C#
6 8 (1.33%) C++
6 8 (1.33%) VB
7 3 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.33%) Perl
9 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 248 (41.26%) Cisco Certification
2 188 (31.28%) CCNP
3 93 (15.47%) CCNA
4 57 (9.48%) Security Cleared
5 55 (9.15%) SC Cleared
6 46 (7.65%) CCIE
7 40 (6.66%) Degree
8 37 (6.16%) CISSP
9 24 (3.99%) CISM
10 21 (3.49%) JNCIP
11 19 (3.16%) CCDP
12 17 (2.83%) GIAC
12 17 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (2.16%) CISA
13 13 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (1.66%) DV Cleared
15 9 (1.50%) JNCIA
15 9 (1.50%) JNCIS
16 8 (1.33%) MCSE
17 7 (1.16%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (2.16%) SLA
3 12 (2.00%) NIST
4 11 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (1.16%) GDPR
7 4 (0.67%) PMO
7 4 (0.67%) QA
8 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.33%) NCSC
10 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 89 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 53 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.66%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.66%) Docker
5 15 (2.50%) Firmware
6 13 (2.16%) VMware NSX
7 10 (1.66%) Snort
8 9 (1.50%) vSphere
9 8 (1.33%) Squid
10 5 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.67%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.50%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.33%) XenApp
14 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 59 (9.82%) FortiGate
2 26 (4.33%) SCCM
3 22 (3.66%) Ansible
4 21 (3.49%) Terraform
5 19 (3.16%) Nessus
6 18 (3.00%) Kubernetes
7 16 (2.66%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
10 9 (1.50%) QRadar
11 8 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
11 8 (1.33%) Nexpose
11 8 (1.33%) Suricata
12 7 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.83%) Stealthwatch
14 4 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.67%) Puppet
15 3 (0.50%) Jamf Pro
16 2 (0.33%) DatAdvantage
16 2 (0.33%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 446 (74.21%) Cisco
2 181 (30.12%) CheckPoint
3 166 (27.62%) Fortinet
4 131 (21.80%) Microsoft
5 103 (17.14%) F5
6 102 (16.97%) Juniper
7 62 (10.32%) Aruba
7 62 (10.32%) Symantec
8 60 (9.98%) McAfee
9 55 (9.15%) Meraki
9 55 (9.15%) VMware
10 43 (7.15%) Splunk
11 30 (4.99%) HP
11 30 (4.99%) SolarWinds
12 28 (4.66%) Forcepoint
13 25 (4.16%) Blue Coat
14 23 (3.83%) SonicWALL
15 20 (3.33%) Citrix
16 19 (3.16%) Zscaler
17 18 (3.00%) FireEye