Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 393 564 385
Rank change year-on-year +171 -179 +196
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 1,099 821 1,363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.48% 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% 1.09% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 788 671 1,143
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +6.48% +2.86%
10th Percentile £37,000 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £89,124 £76,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% -1.04%

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 61,141 75,431 74,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.37% 43.92% 44.23%
Number of salaries quoted 46,722 58,976 60,062
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -1.19%

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 22 May 2019.

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 May 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 +172 1,047 £60,000 +4.35% 35
UK excluding London +137 632 £47,500 -9.52% 23
London +111 417 £70,000 +16.67% 13
North of England +225 243 £44,000 -5.38% 7
Yorkshire +150 192 £43,750 -5.91% 4
South East -19 185 £65,000 +23.81% 9
East of England +60 91 £46,250 -28.85% 1
Midlands +64 61 £42,500 -15.00% 5
West Midlands +61 58 £41,250 -17.50% 4
North West +55 39 £44,000 -12.00% 2
South West +54 32 £42,000 -10.64%
Scotland +11 14 £46,750 +3.89%
North East +30 12 £52,958 - 1
Wales +14 6 £40,000 +28.00% 1
East Midlands - 3 £55,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1,001 (91.08%) Cisco
2 876 (79.71%) Firewall
3 746 (67.88%) Cisco Certification
4 596 (54.23%) CCNP
5 496 (45.13%) Cisco ASA
6 439 (39.95%) CCNA
7 434 (39.49%) WAN
8 424 (38.58%) Network Security
9 418 (38.03%) CheckPoint
10 377 (34.30%) VPN
11 372 (33.85%) OSPF
12 367 (33.39%) Juniper
13 356 (32.39%) BGP
14 352 (32.03%) Cisco Nexus
15 297 (27.02%) Wireless
16 272 (24.75%) LAN
17 266 (24.20%) Linux
18 263 (23.93%) Fortinet
19 259 (23.57%) MPLS
20 253 (23.02%) DNS
21 246 (22.38%) F5
22 225 (20.47%) CCIE
23 219 (19.93%) Data Centre
24 215 (19.56%) IPsec
25 200 (18.20%) Finance
26 198 (18.02%) Python
27 195 (17.74%) Management Information System
28 188 (17.11%) VMware
29 185 (16.83%) Network Design
30 170 (15.47%) Network Management

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 40 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.91%) IIS
3 17 (1.55%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.00%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.00%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.73%) Apache
7 5 (0.45%) SAS
8 4 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.27%) CMS
10 1 (0.091%) Confluence
10 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.091%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 17 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 159 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (5.73%) Office 365
4 9 (0.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 9 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (0.82%) Power Platform
5 7 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (0.64%) G Suite
6 5 (0.45%) IaaS
7 4 (0.36%) Akamai
8 2 (0.18%) SaaS
9 1 (0.091%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.091%) Apigee
9 1 (0.091%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.091%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.091%) PaaS
9 1 (0.091%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 876 (79.71%) Firewall
2 496 (45.13%) Cisco ASA
3 434 (39.49%) WAN
4 424 (38.58%) Network Security
5 377 (34.30%) VPN
6 372 (33.85%) OSPF
7 356 (32.39%) BGP
8 352 (32.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 297 (27.02%) Wireless
10 272 (24.75%) LAN
11 259 (23.57%) MPLS
12 253 (23.02%) DNS
13 215 (19.56%) IPsec
14 150 (13.65%) Cisco Firepower
14 150 (13.65%) TCP/IP
15 148 (13.47%) NetScaler
16 144 (13.10%) EIGRP
17 119 (10.83%) ADSL
18 117 (10.65%) SMTP
19 114 (10.37%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (0.82%) MySQL
1 9 (0.82%) Power BI
2 7 (0.64%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.27%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.18%) DB2
4 2 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.18%) Redis
4 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.091%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.091%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.091%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 4 (0.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.18%) Hudson
4 1 (0.091%) GitLab
4 1 (0.091%) GoCD
4 1 (0.091%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.091%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.091%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 200 (18.20%) Finance
2 61 (5.55%) Banking
3 35 (3.18%) Retail
4 31 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.55%) Front Office
6 15 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.18%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.82%) Legal
9 8 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.55%) Military
11 4 (0.36%) Law
11 4 (0.36%) Local Government
12 3 (0.27%) Advertising
13 2 (0.18%) Electronics
13 2 (0.18%) Marketing
14 1 (0.091%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.091%) Greek Language
14 1 (0.091%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 588 (53.50%) Network Engineer
2 233 (21.20%) Security Engineer
3 190 (17.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 146 (13.28%) Cisco Engineer
5 143 (13.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 135 (12.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 128 (11.65%) Consultant
8 85 (7.73%) Architect
9 81 (7.37%) Security Consultant
10 79 (7.19%) Network Consultant
11 65 (5.91%) Analyst
12 64 (5.82%) Network Security Consultant
13 62 (5.64%) Network Architect
14 60 (5.46%) Cisco Security Engineer
15 56 (5.10%) Support Engineer
16 54 (4.91%) Network Analyst
17 53 (4.82%) Security Architect
18 52 (4.73%) Cisco Consultant
19 43 (3.91%) Cisco Security Consultant
19 43 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (5.28%) 802.1X
2 51 (4.64%) SailPoint
3 21 (1.91%) XMPP
4 16 (1.46%) Web Services
5 8 (0.73%) LAMP
5 8 (0.73%) LDAP
6 6 (0.55%) JSON
6 6 (0.55%) WCF
7 4 (0.36%) .NET
7 4 (0.36%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.36%) WAP
8 3 (0.27%) YAML
9 1 (0.091%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.091%) Express
9 1 (0.091%) Flask
9 1 (0.091%) HTML
9 1 (0.091%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 219 (19.93%) Data Centre
2 195 (17.74%) Management Information System
3 62 (5.64%) Self-Motivation
4 50 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (4.28%) Security Operations Centre
6 41 (3.73%) Virtual Team
7 23 (2.09%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.27%) CMDB
8 14 (1.27%) e-Learning
8 14 (1.27%) EMC VNX
8 14 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.00%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (0.73%) PKI
12 7 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
12 7 (0.64%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.55%) Wiki
14 5 (0.45%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 266 (24.20%) Linux
2 158 (14.38%) Unix
3 148 (13.47%) Windows
4 89 (8.10%) Windows Server
5 48 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (2.09%) CentOS
6 23 (2.09%) Debian
7 20 (1.82%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.46%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.91%) CatOS
9 10 (0.91%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.091%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.091%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.091%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (16.83%) Network Design
2 170 (15.47%) Network Management
3 167 (15.20%) ITIL
4 147 (13.38%) Load Balancing
5 141 (12.83%) Change Control
6 140 (12.74%) Service Delivery
7 131 (11.92%) Presales
8 116 (10.56%) Product Management
9 112 (10.19%) Information Security
10 109 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
10 109 (9.92%) SIEM
11 97 (8.83%) Cybersecurity
12 87 (7.92%) Kalman Filter
13 82 (7.46%) Change Management
14 74 (6.73%) Project Management
15 72 (6.55%) Network Monitoring
16 58 (5.28%) Security Operations
17 57 (5.19%) Incident Management
18 56 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
19 54 (4.91%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 198 (18.02%) Python
2 138 (12.56%) Perl
3 117 (10.65%) Bash Shell
4 38 (3.46%) SQL
5 25 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 22 (2.00%) Java
6 22 (2.00%) R
7 21 (1.91%) C++
8 10 (0.91%) C
9 9 (0.82%) PHP
10 6 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.18%) Ruby
12 1 (0.091%) C#
12 1 (0.091%) VB
Qualifications
1 746 (67.88%) Cisco Certification
2 596 (54.23%) CCNP
3 439 (39.95%) CCNA
4 225 (20.47%) CCIE
5 106 (9.65%) Degree
6 83 (7.55%) Security Cleared
7 76 (6.92%) SC Cleared
8 70 (6.37%) JNCIS
9 67 (6.10%) CCSA
9 67 (6.10%) CCSE
10 55 (5.00%) CISSP
11 42 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 38 (3.46%) CCDP
13 36 (3.28%) GIAC
13 36 (3.28%) JNCIP
14 31 (2.82%) CISM
15 30 (2.73%) CCSP
15 30 (2.73%) CEH
16 25 (2.27%) CISA
17 24 (2.18%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (13.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 111 (10.10%) ISO 9001
3 68 (6.19%) SLA
4 24 (2.18%) GDPR
4 24 (2.18%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.46%) PMO
5 16 (1.46%) QA
6 13 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.55%) GPG13
10 3 (0.27%) SEPA
11 2 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 129 (11.74%) Active Directory
2 107 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
5 17 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.46%) vSphere
7 12 (1.09%) VMware NSX
7 12 (1.09%) XenApp
8 9 (0.82%) Docker
8 9 (0.82%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.64%) ProxySG
11 6 (0.55%) Snort
12 4 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.27%) Firmware
14 2 (0.18%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.18%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.091%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 158 (14.38%) FortiGate
2 145 (13.19%) Nagios
3 60 (5.46%) SCCM
4 59 (5.37%) Nessus
5 56 (5.10%) Stealthwatch
6 49 (4.46%) McAfee ePO
7 38 (3.46%) Cisco Prime
8 33 (3.00%) Cisco CUCM
9 32 (2.91%) AirWatch
10 20 (1.82%) Puppet
11 15 (1.36%) Ansible
12 13 (1.18%) SCOM
13 10 (0.91%) RANCID
14 8 (0.73%) Backup Exec
14 8 (0.73%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.55%) QRadar
16 5 (0.45%) Proventia
17 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 4 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
18 3 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1,001 (91.08%) Cisco
2 418 (38.03%) CheckPoint
3 367 (33.39%) Juniper
4 263 (23.93%) Fortinet
5 246 (22.38%) F5
6 188 (17.11%) VMware
7 131 (11.92%) Microsoft
8 124 (11.28%) SolarWinds
9 114 (10.37%) Meraki
10 100 (9.10%) McAfee
11 87 (7.92%) HP
12 69 (6.28%) Aruba
13 65 (5.91%) Splunk
14 60 (5.46%) Blue Coat
15 51 (4.64%) LogRhythm
15 51 (4.64%) Symantec
16 42 (3.82%) Aveksa
16 42 (3.82%) Citrix
16 42 (3.82%) Huawei
17 37 (3.37%) Brocade