Period
to 22 September 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 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 362 585 463
Rank change year-on-year +223 -122 +47
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 1,205 722 1,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.43% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 2.02% 1.01% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 720 610 984
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £35,225
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 59,638 71,817 78,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.87% 43.13% 44.65%
Number of salaries quoted 45,296 55,598 61,073
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 September 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 September 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 +218 1,125 £57,500 - 122
UK excluding London +309 845 £50,000 - 74
North of England +234 337 £45,000 -10.00% 12
London +40 316 £67,500 +8.00% 56
Yorkshire +180 279 £45,000 -10.00% 6
South East +90 239 £57,500 - 28
East of England +95 99 £48,750 +8.33% 9
Midlands +87 82 £46,000 -38.67% 13
West Midlands +88 74 £42,500 -45.16% 7
North West +38 42 £38,000 -22.05% 6
South West +19 34 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Scotland +37 33 £60,000 +45.45% 3
Wales +27 21 £42,500 +8.97% 4
North East +35 16 £40,915 -13.86%
East Midlands +27 7 £51,000 -11.30% 6

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,074 (89.13%) Cisco
2 908 (75.35%) Firewall
3 789 (65.48%) Cisco Certification
4 695 (57.68%) CCNP
5 549 (45.56%) Cisco ASA
6 527 (43.73%) WAN
7 526 (43.65%) Network Security
8 492 (40.83%) VPN
9 481 (39.92%) CCNA
10 447 (37.10%) OSPF
11 445 (36.93%) BGP
12 425 (35.27%) Fortinet
13 421 (34.94%) MPLS
14 399 (33.11%) Linux
15 373 (30.95%) CheckPoint
16 372 (30.87%) Cisco Nexus
17 357 (29.63%) DNS
18 314 (26.06%) Management Information System
19 310 (25.73%) IPsec
20 309 (25.64%) Python
21 300 (24.90%) Juniper
22 288 (23.90%) FortiGate
23 287 (23.82%) LAN
24 277 (22.99%) Unix
25 273 (22.66%) Network Management
26 270 (22.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
27 269 (22.32%) Network Design
28 265 (21.99%) Service Delivery
29 264 (21.91%) F5
30 262 (21.74%) NetScaler

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 23 (1.91%) MS Exchange
2 19 (1.58%) Skype for Business
3 18 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.41%) IIS
5 8 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.50%) Apache
6 6 (0.50%) Confluence
7 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.083%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.083%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.083%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (1.66%) MS Visio
2 17 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.33%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 163 (13.53%) Azure
2 113 (9.38%) AWS
3 75 (6.22%) Office 365
4 8 (0.66%) IaaS
4 8 (0.66%) Mimecast
4 8 (0.66%) PaaS
5 7 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.41%) SaaS
6 5 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.33%) GCP
8 3 (0.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (0.25%) Serverless
9 2 (0.17%) Akamai
9 2 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.17%) G Suite
9 2 (0.17%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.083%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.083%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 908 (75.35%) Firewall
2 549 (45.56%) Cisco ASA
3 527 (43.73%) WAN
4 526 (43.65%) Network Security
5 492 (40.83%) VPN
6 447 (37.10%) OSPF
7 445 (36.93%) BGP
8 421 (34.94%) MPLS
9 372 (30.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 357 (29.63%) DNS
11 310 (25.73%) IPsec
12 287 (23.82%) LAN
13 262 (21.74%) NetScaler
14 249 (20.66%) Wireless
15 231 (19.17%) RIP
16 229 (19.00%) Broadband
17 219 (18.17%) SMTP
18 218 (18.09%) ADSL
19 128 (10.62%) TCP/IP
20 105 (8.71%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (0.91%) MySQL
2 3 (0.25%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.17%) DB2
3 2 (0.17%) Power BI
3 2 (0.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.083%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.083%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.33%) JIRA
4 3 (0.25%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.25%) GitLab
5 1 (0.083%) Ant
5 1 (0.083%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.083%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.083%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.083%) GoCD
5 1 (0.083%) Maven
5 1 (0.083%) Subversion
General
1 156 (12.95%) Finance
2 129 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 70 (5.81%) Public Sector
4 29 (2.41%) Banking
5 28 (2.32%) Retail
6 23 (1.91%) Legal
7 19 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.49%) Law
9 11 (0.91%) Fire and Rescue
9 11 (0.91%) Police
10 10 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.83%) Marketing
11 6 (0.50%) Electronics
11 6 (0.50%) Local Government
12 5 (0.41%) Publishing
13 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.083%) Advertising
14 1 (0.083%) Back Office
14 1 (0.083%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.083%) Military
Job Titles
1 695 (57.68%) Network Engineer
2 364 (30.21%) Security Engineer
3 326 (27.05%) Network Security Engineer
4 222 (18.42%) Cisco Engineer
5 208 (17.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 165 (13.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 133 (11.04%) Senior Network Engineer
8 124 (10.29%) Consultant
9 79 (6.56%) Network Consultant
10 77 (6.39%) Architect
11 70 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 55 (4.56%) Security Consultant
13 51 (4.23%) Firewall Engineer
14 47 (3.90%) Network Security Consultant
14 47 (3.90%) Security Architect
15 41 (3.40%) Network Architect
16 38 (3.15%) Analyst
17 34 (2.82%) Support Engineer
18 33 (2.74%) Cisco Consultant
19 32 (2.66%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.24%) 802.1X
2 35 (2.90%) SailPoint
3 16 (1.33%) Web Services
4 8 (0.66%) LDAP
5 6 (0.50%) JSON
5 6 (0.50%) LAMP
6 4 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.25%) XML
8 2 (0.17%) .NET
8 2 (0.17%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.17%) REST
8 2 (0.17%) SOAP
8 2 (0.17%) XMPP
9 1 (0.083%) COM
9 1 (0.083%) HTML
9 1 (0.083%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.083%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 314 (26.06%) Management Information System
2 198 (16.43%) Data Centre
3 53 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 18 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
8 12 (1.00%) PKI
9 11 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
9 11 (0.91%) Public Cloud
9 11 (0.91%) Replication
9 11 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
10 10 (0.83%) EMC VNX
11 8 (0.66%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.50%) HP StoreVirtual
12 6 (0.50%) IVR
13 5 (0.41%) FMCG
13 5 (0.41%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.33%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 399 (33.11%) Linux
2 277 (22.99%) Unix
3 143 (11.87%) Windows
4 65 (5.39%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (2.32%) CentOS
7 25 (2.07%) Windows 10
8 21 (1.74%) Debian
9 18 (1.49%) Windows 7
9 18 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (1.33%) CatOS
11 11 (0.91%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.17%) Android
14 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.17%) Solaris
14 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.083%) Check Point GAiA
15 1 (0.083%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (22.66%) Network Management
2 269 (22.32%) Network Design
3 265 (21.99%) Service Delivery
4 258 (21.41%) Change Control
5 237 (19.67%) Product Management
6 159 (13.20%) ITIL
7 139 (11.54%) Load Balancing
8 128 (10.62%) Presales
9 123 (10.21%) Cybersecurity
10 118 (9.79%) Project Delivery
11 112 (9.29%) Information Security
12 104 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
13 96 (7.97%) SIEM
14 88 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
15 81 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 74 (6.14%) Change Management
17 69 (5.73%) Kalman Filter
18 56 (4.65%) Incident Management
19 53 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
20 52 (4.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 309 (25.64%) Python
2 232 (19.25%) Bash Shell
3 228 (18.92%) Perl
4 33 (2.74%) Java
5 31 (2.57%) C++
6 25 (2.07%) SQL
7 22 (1.83%) PowerShell
8 14 (1.16%) C
9 9 (0.75%) PHP
9 9 (0.75%) R
10 5 (0.41%) Ruby
10 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 789 (65.48%) Cisco Certification
2 695 (57.68%) CCNP
3 481 (39.92%) CCNA
4 163 (13.53%) CCIE
5 115 (9.54%) Degree
6 91 (7.55%) Security Cleared
7 82 (6.80%) SC Cleared
8 74 (6.14%) CISSP
9 71 (5.89%) CCSE
10 60 (4.98%) CCDP
11 57 (4.73%) CCSA
12 51 (4.23%) JNCIS
13 50 (4.15%) JNCIP
14 39 (3.24%) CCSP
15 29 (2.41%) CISA
15 29 (2.41%) CISM
16 26 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (1.83%) CCDA
17 22 (1.83%) JNCIA
18 21 (1.74%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (22.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 230 (19.09%) ISO 9001
3 92 (7.63%) SLA
4 50 (4.15%) PCI DSS
5 26 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 22 (1.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 18 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 15 (1.24%) GDPR
9 14 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 13 (1.08%) COBIT
11 12 (1.00%) NIST
12 5 (0.41%) QA
13 1 (0.083%) GPG13
13 1 (0.083%) NCSC
13 1 (0.083%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.083%) PMO
System Software
1 108 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 79 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.24%) vSphere
5 16 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (1.33%) VMware NSX
6 14 (1.16%) Firmware
7 11 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (0.75%) Docker
8 9 (0.75%) ProxySG
9 8 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.58%) iptables
11 4 (0.33%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.25%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.083%) pfSense
14 1 (0.083%) vCloud
14 1 (0.083%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 288 (23.90%) FortiGate
2 241 (20.00%) Nagios
3 55 (4.56%) SCCM
4 43 (3.57%) Nessus
5 40 (3.32%) Cisco Prime
5 40 (3.32%) Stealthwatch
6 30 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
7 27 (2.24%) Ansible
8 19 (1.58%) Puppet
9 17 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
10 16 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
10 16 (1.33%) RANCID
11 13 (1.08%) SCOM
12 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.66%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.58%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.58%) vRealize
14 7 (0.58%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1,074 (89.13%) Cisco
2 425 (35.27%) Fortinet
3 373 (30.95%) CheckPoint
4 300 (24.90%) Juniper
5 264 (21.91%) F5
6 168 (13.94%) VMware
7 139 (11.54%) Microsoft
8 111 (9.21%) HP
9 100 (8.30%) Meraki
9 100 (8.30%) SolarWinds
10 89 (7.39%) Aruba
11 78 (6.47%) Splunk
12 64 (5.31%) Citrix
13 63 (5.23%) Blue Coat
14 58 (4.81%) Symantec
15 53 (4.40%) McAfee
16 44 (3.65%) LogRhythm
17 43 (3.57%) Dell
18 42 (3.49%) Extreme Networks
19 40 (3.32%) Arista