Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 383 369 590
Rank change year-on-year -14 +221 -146
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 451 1,178 728
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.83% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.77% 1.96% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 405 793 647
Median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £83,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 25,519 60,193 73,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.09% 42.43% 43.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19,547 46,090 56,797
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -16 421 £60,000 -4.00% 40
London +136 224 £65,000 -7.14% 17
UK excluding London -56 207 £52,500 +5.00% 25
South East +45 66 £52,500 -16.00% 10
Work from Home +18 56 £53,250 -23.93% 5
North of England -48 47 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Midlands +77 42 £50,000 +17.65% 5
West Midlands +58 40 £50,000 +20.48% 5
North West +123 31 £60,000 +57.89% 1
East of England +61 31 £55,000 - 2
Scotland +77 14 £52,500 +1.94% 1
Yorkshire -67 14 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South West +89 7 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +76 2 £47,500 -13.64%
North East +6 2 £42,500 -34.62%

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 408 (90.47%) Cisco
2 390 (86.47%) Firewall
3 241 (53.44%) Cisco Certification
4 235 (52.11%) WAN
5 187 (41.46%) CCNP
6 172 (38.14%) LAN
7 163 (36.14%) CheckPoint
8 162 (35.92%) OSPF
9 159 (35.25%) BGP
10 157 (34.81%) Network Security
11 154 (34.15%) VPN
12 149 (33.04%) Wireless
13 142 (31.49%) Cisco ASA
14 138 (30.60%) MPLS
15 123 (27.27%) Microsoft
16 122 (27.05%) Finance
17 121 (26.83%) Data Centre
18 118 (26.16%) Azure
19 98 (21.73%) F5
20 92 (20.40%) Cisco Nexus
20 92 (20.40%) Active Directory
21 90 (19.96%) CCNA
22 88 (19.51%) VMware
23 86 (19.07%) Fortinet
24 80 (17.74%) AWS
25 77 (17.07%) Office 365
26 75 (16.63%) TCP/IP
27 72 (15.96%) DNS
28 70 (15.52%) Meraki
29 66 (14.63%) DHCP

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 (3.99%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.55%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 56 (12.42%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.99%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 118 (26.16%) Azure
2 80 (17.74%) AWS
3 77 (17.07%) Office 365
4 27 (5.99%) GCP
5 23 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (3.10%) Route 53
7 13 (2.88%) Slack
8 4 (0.89%) SaaS
9 3 (0.67%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 3 (0.67%) IaaS
9 3 (0.67%) PaaS
10 2 (0.44%) Akamai
11 1 (0.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.22%) Serverless
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 390 (86.47%) Firewall
2 235 (52.11%) WAN
3 172 (38.14%) LAN
4 162 (35.92%) OSPF
5 159 (35.25%) BGP
6 157 (34.81%) Network Security
7 154 (34.15%) VPN
8 149 (33.04%) Wireless
9 142 (31.49%) Cisco ASA
10 138 (30.60%) MPLS
11 92 (20.40%) Cisco Nexus
12 75 (16.63%) TCP/IP
13 72 (15.96%) DNS
14 66 (14.63%) DHCP
15 65 (14.41%) EIGRP
16 62 (13.75%) VLAN
17 60 (13.30%) IPsec
18 57 (12.64%) VoIP
19 53 (11.75%) Wi-Fi
20 47 (10.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.22%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 8 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) Bazaar
5 1 (0.22%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
General
1 122 (27.05%) Finance
2 52 (11.53%) Telecoms
3 28 (6.21%) Public Sector
4 27 (5.99%) Banking
5 26 (5.76%) Marketing
6 23 (5.10%) Manufacturing
7 22 (4.88%) Electronics
8 18 (3.99%) Financial Institution
9 11 (2.44%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.77%) Law
11 3 (0.67%) Games
11 3 (0.67%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.44%) Back Office
12 2 (0.44%) International Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.22%) Legal
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 262 (58.09%) Network Engineer
2 105 (23.28%) Senior Network Engineer
3 81 (17.96%) Security Engineer
4 45 (9.98%) Network Security Engineer
5 34 (7.54%) Cisco Engineer
6 32 (7.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 29 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (6.21%) Architect
9 26 (5.76%) Consultant
10 22 (4.88%) Operations Engineer
11 20 (4.43%) Network Architect
12 18 (3.99%) Analyst
13 16 (3.55%) IT Engineer
13 16 (3.55%) Senior Security Engineer
13 16 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (3.10%) Security Architect
14 14 (3.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (3.10%) Technical Engineer
15 13 (2.88%) Network Manager
15 13 (2.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.20%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.00%) REST
3 8 (1.77%) XMPP
4 6 (1.33%) Middleware
5 4 (0.89%) JSON
6 3 (0.67%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.67%) Web Services
6 3 (0.67%) YAML
7 2 (0.44%) CSS
8 1 (0.22%) HTML
8 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 121 (26.83%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 21 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.10%) Public Cloud
5 11 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (2.00%) DataPower
6 9 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.77%) CMDB
7 8 (1.77%) PKI
8 6 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.11%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (1.11%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.11%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.89%) Blog
10 4 (0.89%) Clustering
10 4 (0.89%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.67%) BYOD
11 3 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 58 (12.86%) Windows
2 42 (9.31%) Linux
3 38 (8.43%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.99%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.88%) Mac OS X
7 10 (2.22%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.77%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.55%) Unix
10 6 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.67%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.44%) CentOS
12 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.22%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.22%) Solaris
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (14.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 62 (13.75%) ITIL
3 57 (12.64%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (10.64%) Network Monitoring
5 46 (10.20%) SIEM
6 42 (9.31%) Load Balancing
7 38 (8.43%) Information Security
8 37 (8.20%) Identity Management
9 35 (7.76%) Project Delivery
10 32 (7.10%) Presales
11 31 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (6.87%) Security Operations
12 30 (6.65%) Migration
12 30 (6.65%) Network Design
13 26 (5.76%) Project Management
14 25 (5.54%) Programme Management
15 24 (5.32%) Privileged Access Management
16 22 (4.88%) DevOps
16 22 (4.88%) Digital Marketing
16 22 (4.88%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.42%) Python
2 18 (3.99%) SQL
3 16 (3.55%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.44%) Perl
5 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.22%) C
Qualifications
1 241 (53.44%) Cisco Certification
2 187 (41.46%) CCNP
3 90 (19.96%) CCNA
4 47 (10.42%) CCIE
5 24 (5.32%) Security Cleared
6 22 (4.88%) SANS
7 21 (4.66%) SC Cleared
8 20 (4.43%) CCDP
8 20 (4.43%) Degree
9 18 (3.99%) CISSP
10 14 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (2.88%) CCSA
12 12 (2.66%) MCSE
13 9 (2.00%) CISM
14 8 (1.77%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 8 (1.77%) CEH
14 8 (1.77%) DV Cleared
15 7 (1.55%) JNCIS
16 6 (1.33%) CISA
16 6 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.55%) SLA
3 14 (3.10%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.00%) QA
5 8 (1.77%) GDPR
6 5 (1.11%) NIST
7 4 (0.89%) COBIT
8 3 (0.67%) NCSC
9 2 (0.44%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.44%) PMO
10 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 92 (20.40%) Active Directory
2 52 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (7.10%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.32%) VMware NSX
5 14 (3.10%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (2.66%) vSphere
7 10 (2.22%) XenApp
7 10 (2.22%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.00%) Firmware
9 4 (0.89%) Docker
9 4 (0.89%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.67%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.44%) Snort
12 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 41 (9.09%) Ansible
2 34 (7.54%) FortiGate
3 22 (4.88%) QRadar
4 21 (4.66%) Nagios
5 20 (4.43%) Puppet
6 19 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (2.22%) Terraform
8 9 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (1.77%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.77%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.55%) Nessus
10 7 (1.55%) SCCM
11 6 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (1.11%) Prometheus
12 5 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (1.11%) WSUS
12 5 (1.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 408 (90.47%) Cisco
2 163 (36.14%) CheckPoint
3 123 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 98 (21.73%) F5
5 88 (19.51%) VMware
6 86 (19.07%) Fortinet
7 70 (15.52%) Meraki
8 65 (14.41%) Juniper
9 44 (9.76%) Aruba
10 40 (8.87%) Citrix
11 38 (8.43%) Splunk
12 36 (7.98%) HP
13 31 (6.87%) IBM
13 31 (6.87%) SolarWinds
14 28 (6.21%) Riverbed
15 27 (5.99%) CyberArk
16 26 (5.76%) McAfee
17 25 (5.54%) NetWitness
18 24 (5.32%) Dell
18 24 (5.32%) Symantec