Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 555 443 427
Rank change year-on-year -112 -16 +46
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 624 367 891
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.58% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 1.23% 1.52% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 523 297 732
10th Percentile £38,550 £45,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £48,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% -2.95%
75th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £82,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -4.76%

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 50,934 24,175 51,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.24% 37.89% 41.59%
Number of salaries quoted 32,591 19,052 40,166
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,840 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.62% +1.87% -

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 25 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Top 17 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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -107 536 £52,500 -16.00% 84
UK excluding London -30 387 £50,000 -4.76% 58
Work from Home -91 192 £52,500 -12.50% 19
London -194 174 £65,000 -10.34% 33
South East -52 159 £55,000 +2.33% 15
North of England -73 84 £45,000 -25.00% 7
East of England -30 61 £45,000 -40.00% 14
Midlands -55 58 £47,500 -5.00% 10
North West -68 45 £45,000 -25.00% 5
West Midlands -43 43 £50,216 -4.35% 6
Yorkshire -52 38 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Scotland -55 24 £83,000 +80.43% 4
North East - 17 £39,500 - 1
East Midlands -54 15 £47,500 +11.76% 4
South West -45 14 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Northern Ireland - 6 £40,000 - 2
Wales -49 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 495 (79.33%) Firewall
2 472 (75.64%) Cisco
3 295 (47.28%) Cisco Certification
4 224 (35.90%) CCNP
5 222 (35.58%) Network Security
6 195 (31.25%) CheckPoint
6 195 (31.25%) WAN
7 186 (29.81%) BGP
8 168 (26.92%) Fortinet
9 167 (26.76%) VPN
10 159 (25.48%) F5
11 152 (24.36%) Azure
12 142 (22.76%) OSPF
13 141 (22.60%) Juniper
14 138 (22.12%) LAN
15 124 (19.87%) CCNA
16 121 (19.39%) Data Centre
17 109 (17.47%) MPLS
18 105 (16.83%) Wi-Fi
19 104 (16.67%) Wireless
19 104 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
20 101 (16.19%) Social Skills
21 99 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
22 94 (15.06%) Meraki
23 92 (14.74%) SolarWinds
23 92 (14.74%) DNS
24 91 (14.58%) Security Cleared
25 89 (14.26%) Python
25 89 (14.26%) Microsoft
26 88 (14.10%) IPsec

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 16 (2.56%) IIS
2 11 (1.76%) Confluence
3 10 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.96%) CMS
5 6 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (0.96%) Umbraco
5 6 (0.96%) WordPress
6 5 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.80%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.64%) Apache
7 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.76%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.96%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 152 (24.36%) Azure
2 85 (13.62%) AWS
3 74 (11.86%) Microsoft 365
4 23 (3.69%) Azure Sentinel
5 22 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (3.04%) IaaS
6 19 (3.04%) SaaS
7 18 (2.88%) PaaS
8 17 (2.72%) GCP
9 16 (2.56%) Mimecast
10 14 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (1.76%) AWS Direct Connect
12 11 (1.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 9 (1.44%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.96%) Azure Monitor
14 6 (0.96%) OpenDNS
15 5 (0.80%) Azure Key Vault
16 4 (0.64%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 495 (79.33%) Firewall
2 222 (35.58%) Network Security
3 195 (31.25%) WAN
4 186 (29.81%) BGP
5 167 (26.76%) VPN
6 142 (22.76%) OSPF
7 138 (22.12%) LAN
8 109 (17.47%) MPLS
9 105 (16.83%) Wi-Fi
10 104 (16.67%) Wireless
11 99 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
12 92 (14.74%) DNS
13 88 (14.10%) IPsec
14 74 (11.86%) TCP/IP
15 65 (10.42%) VLAN
16 60 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
17 54 (8.65%) Cisco IOS
17 54 (8.65%) DHCP
18 50 (8.01%) SD-WAN
19 47 (7.53%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (0.64%) GIS
3 4 (0.64%) MySQL
3 4 (0.64%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.48%) DB2
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.32%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 44 (7.05%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.04%) JIRA
3 7 (1.12%) Metasploit
4 6 (0.96%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.64%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.64%) Subversion
6 3 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.48%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.16%) sqlmap
8 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 101 (16.19%) Social Skills
2 82 (13.14%) Finance
3 26 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.53%) Documentation Skills
5 19 (3.04%) Public Sector
6 18 (2.88%) Organisational Skills
7 17 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (2.56%) Law
9 12 (1.92%) Banking
10 11 (1.76%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.60%) Retail
12 8 (1.28%) Games
13 7 (1.12%) Legal
14 6 (0.96%) Publishing
15 4 (0.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 4 (0.64%) Marketing
16 2 (0.32%) Billing
16 2 (0.32%) Influencing Skills
16 2 (0.32%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 308 (49.36%) Network Engineer
2 133 (21.31%) Security Engineer
3 92 (14.74%) Senior Network Engineer
4 90 (14.42%) Network Security Engineer
5 87 (13.94%) Cisco Engineer
6 65 (10.42%) Firewall Engineer
7 52 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 46 (7.37%) Analyst
9 43 (6.89%) Consultant
10 38 (6.09%) Architect
11 35 (5.61%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 33 (5.29%) Juniper Engineer
13 32 (5.13%) Security Consultant
14 31 (4.97%) Network Consultant
14 31 (4.97%) Support Engineer
15 28 (4.49%) Senior Security Engineer
16 27 (4.33%) Network Analyst
16 27 (4.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
17 23 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (3.69%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.61%) JSON
2 30 (4.81%) XML
3 13 (2.08%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.64%) LAMP
4 4 (0.64%) Regular Expression
4 4 (0.64%) Web Services
4 4 (0.64%) YAML
5 2 (0.32%) .NET
5 2 (0.32%) CSS
6 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (0.16%) COM
6 1 (0.16%) HTML
6 1 (0.16%) HTML5
6 1 (0.16%) LDAP
6 1 (0.16%) Middleware
6 1 (0.16%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.16%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 121 (19.39%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 30 (4.81%) Public Cloud
3 30 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (4.01%) User Experience
5 18 (2.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (2.88%) PKI
6 17 (2.72%) Private Cloud
7 12 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.76%) DataPower
9 8 (1.28%) Eurex
10 7 (1.12%) CMDB
10 7 (1.12%) Replication
11 6 (0.96%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.80%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.64%) NHS
13 4 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 72 (11.54%) Windows
2 63 (10.10%) Linux
3 39 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 27 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (4.01%) Windows Server
6 24 (3.85%) Windows Server 2016
7 22 (3.53%) Unix
8 19 (3.04%) Mac OS X
9 15 (2.40%) Ubuntu
10 9 (1.44%) Android
11 8 (1.28%) Solaris
11 8 (1.28%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (1.12%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.48%) CentOS
15 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.32%) Kali Linux
17 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 86 (13.78%) ITIL
3 78 (12.50%) Network Design
4 57 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (8.65%) SIEM
7 52 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
8 51 (8.17%) Project Management
9 50 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 47 (7.53%) Information Security
11 44 (7.05%) Presales
12 39 (6.25%) Computer Science
13 38 (6.09%) Incident Management
13 38 (6.09%) Network Architecture
14 37 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 37 (5.93%) Service Delivery
15 33 (5.29%) Kalman Filter
16 32 (5.13%) Change Management
16 32 (5.13%) Project Delivery
17 31 (4.97%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 89 (14.26%) Python
2 71 (11.38%) PowerShell
3 17 (2.72%) Perl
4 12 (1.92%) SQL
5 8 (1.28%) C
6 7 (1.12%) Bash
7 2 (0.32%) C#
7 2 (0.32%) C++
7 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.32%) VB
8 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 295 (47.28%) Cisco Certification
2 224 (35.90%) CCNP
3 124 (19.87%) CCNA
4 91 (14.58%) Security Cleared
5 82 (13.14%) SC Cleared
6 70 (11.22%) Degree
7 61 (9.78%) CCIE
8 23 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (2.88%) CCSA
10 17 (2.72%) CISSP
11 16 (2.56%) CCSE
12 15 (2.40%) CCDP
13 13 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (1.76%) CISM
15 10 (1.60%) CCIE Data Center
15 10 (1.60%) CCIE Service Provider
15 10 (1.60%) JNCIA
16 8 (1.28%) JNCIP
17 7 (1.12%) DV Cleared
18 6 (0.96%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (9.78%) SLA
2 20 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.08%) NIST
4 9 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.12%) SOC 2
6 6 (0.96%) GxP
7 5 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.80%) GDPR
7 5 (0.80%) GRC
7 5 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.16%) NCSC
8 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 52 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.21%) Firmware
4 17 (2.72%) VMware NSX
5 15 (2.40%) vSphere
6 13 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.60%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.12%) Docker
9 5 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.64%) Squid
11 2 (0.32%) Snort
11 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 58 (9.29%) Terraform
2 40 (6.41%) Ansible
3 25 (4.01%) FortiGate
4 24 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
5 18 (2.88%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (2.40%) SCCM
7 12 (1.92%) Nmap
8 10 (1.60%) QRadar
9 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.44%) Nessus
10 8 (1.28%) Kubernetes
11 7 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (1.12%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (0.96%) Nagios
12 6 (0.96%) Pingdom
12 6 (0.96%) Stealthwatch
13 5 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 472 (75.64%) Cisco
2 195 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 168 (26.92%) Fortinet
4 159 (25.48%) F5
5 141 (22.60%) Juniper
6 94 (15.06%) Meraki
7 92 (14.74%) SolarWinds
8 89 (14.26%) Microsoft
9 67 (10.74%) VMware
10 65 (10.42%) Aruba
11 57 (9.13%) McAfee
12 41 (6.57%) Splunk
13 36 (5.77%) HP
13 36 (5.77%) Zscaler
14 28 (4.49%) Arista
15 25 (4.01%) Dell
16 23 (3.69%) Citrix
16 23 (3.69%) Sophos
17 18 (2.88%) Riverbed
18 17 (2.72%) Symantec