Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 445 417 460
Rank change year-on-year -28 +43 +55
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 370 896 964
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.71% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 1.49% 1.72% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 365 809 873
Median annual salary £62,500 £58,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.84% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% -

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 24,819 52,219 63,388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.89% 41.56% 41.96%
Number of salaries quoted 19,332 40,366 49,254
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%

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 28 January 2021.

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 28 January 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 -45 318 £65,000 +12.07% 70
UK excluding London -4 177 £52,500 +5.00% 40
London +18 157 £70,000 +7.69% 31
South East +67 91 £55,000 - 9
Work from Home -86 68 £60,000 -4.00% 9
North of England +62 37 £52,500 +23.53% 7
North West +59 21 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Yorkshire +42 16 £52,500 +19.32% 4
Midlands +17 16 £50,000 +9.89% 15
South West +58 15 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Scotland +22 15 £46,000 +2.22%
West Midlands +4 9 £52,500 +23.53% 12
East Midlands +57 7 £42,500 -9.57% 3
Wales +35 2 - - 1
East of England +31 1 £75,000 +47.06% 4

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 289 (78.11%) Cisco
2 248 (67.03%) Firewall
3 163 (44.05%) Cisco Certification
4 152 (41.08%) WAN
5 136 (36.76%) OSPF
6 132 (35.68%) LAN
7 129 (34.86%) CCNP
8 120 (32.43%) Network Security
9 117 (31.62%) F5
10 116 (31.35%) BGP
11 113 (30.54%) CheckPoint
12 112 (30.27%) VPN
13 104 (28.11%) AWS
14 88 (23.78%) Finance
15 84 (22.70%) Microsoft
16 80 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
17 75 (20.27%) Wireless
18 74 (20.00%) Fortinet
18 74 (20.00%) MPLS
19 72 (19.46%) Azure
20 66 (17.84%) TCP/IP
21 62 (16.76%) VMware
22 61 (16.49%) CCNA
23 59 (15.95%) Data Centre
24 58 (15.68%) DNS
25 57 (15.41%) Wi-Fi
26 55 (14.86%) VoIP
26 55 (14.86%) Office 365
27 52 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
28 49 (13.24%) Ansible

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 21 (5.68%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.81%) CMS
3 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) IIS
5 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (12.97%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (6.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 104 (28.11%) AWS
2 72 (19.46%) Azure
3 55 (14.86%) Office 365
4 28 (7.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 22 (5.95%) GCP
6 21 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (5.41%) Route 53
7 20 (5.41%) Slack
8 11 (2.97%) Mimecast
9 9 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.89%) SaaS
11 6 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.81%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 1 (0.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.27%) IaaS
13 1 (0.27%) PaaS
13 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 248 (67.03%) Firewall
2 152 (41.08%) WAN
3 136 (36.76%) OSPF
4 132 (35.68%) LAN
5 120 (32.43%) Network Security
6 116 (31.35%) BGP
7 112 (30.27%) VPN
8 80 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
9 75 (20.27%) Wireless
10 74 (20.00%) MPLS
11 66 (17.84%) TCP/IP
12 58 (15.68%) DNS
13 57 (15.41%) Wi-Fi
14 55 (14.86%) VoIP
15 52 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
16 46 (12.43%) VLAN
17 42 (11.35%) IPsec
18 41 (11.08%) EIGRP
19 38 (10.27%) DHCP
20 31 (8.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.54%) MySQL
3 1 (0.27%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.27%) Snyk
General
1 88 (23.78%) Finance
2 33 (8.92%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.14%) Banking
4 17 (4.59%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.24%) Marketing
6 11 (2.97%) Law
6 11 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.70%) Electronics
8 5 (1.35%) Legal
9 4 (1.08%) Games
10 3 (0.81%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.81%) Back Office
10 3 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.54%) Local Government
11 2 (0.54%) Retail
12 1 (0.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 201 (54.32%) Network Engineer
2 61 (16.49%) Security Engineer
3 59 (15.95%) Senior Network Engineer
4 38 (10.27%) Network Security Engineer
5 27 (7.30%) Cisco Engineer
6 26 (7.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 22 (5.95%) AWS Engineer
7 22 (5.95%) Consultant
8 21 (5.68%) Architect
9 18 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (4.86%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 18 (4.86%) Senior Security Engineer
10 16 (4.32%) Cloud Engineer
11 15 (4.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 13 (3.51%) Network Team Leader
12 13 (3.51%) Security Manager
12 13 (3.51%) Team Leader
13 12 (3.24%) Operations Engineer
13 12 (3.24%) Senior Manager
14 11 (2.97%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.62%) JSON
2 5 (1.35%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.54%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.54%) YAML
5 1 (0.27%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.27%) LDAP
5 1 (0.27%) Middleware
5 1 (0.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.95%) Data Centre
2 31 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.59%) Hedge funds
4 16 (4.32%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.08%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.08%) IPTV
8 4 (1.08%) Replication
8 4 (1.08%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.08%) Wiki
9 3 (0.81%) Fibre Optics
9 3 (0.81%) PKI
9 3 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.81%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.16%) Linux
2 38 (10.27%) Windows
3 20 (5.41%) Mac OS X
4 16 (4.32%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.97%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.16%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (1.62%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.35%) Check Point GAiA
10 4 (1.08%) Unix
11 3 (0.81%) Android
11 3 (0.81%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.27%) SUSE
12 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (12.70%) ITIL
2 40 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (10.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 36 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (8.92%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (8.92%) Information Security
6 32 (8.65%) Network Monitoring
7 29 (7.84%) Identity Management
8 28 (7.57%) Scrum
9 26 (7.03%) Presales
10 25 (6.76%) SIEM
11 24 (6.49%) DevOps
12 23 (6.22%) Network Design
12 23 (6.22%) Security Architecture
13 22 (5.95%) Change Management
13 22 (5.95%) Problem Management
14 21 (5.68%) B2B
14 21 (5.68%) Security Operations
14 21 (5.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 20 (5.41%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 49 (13.24%) Python
2 15 (4.05%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.16%) C
4 5 (1.35%) PHP
4 5 (1.35%) R
5 4 (1.08%) Go
5 4 (1.08%) Perl
5 4 (1.08%) Ruby
5 4 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (44.05%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (34.86%) CCNP
3 61 (16.49%) CCNA
4 41 (11.08%) Security Cleared
5 40 (10.81%) SC Cleared
6 27 (7.30%) CCIE
7 19 (5.14%) CISSP
7 19 (5.14%) MCSE
7 19 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (4.59%) Degree
9 16 (4.32%) CCDP
10 15 (4.05%) RHCSA
11 13 (3.51%) CompTIA Security+
11 13 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (3.24%) SSCP
13 11 (2.97%) RHCE
14 10 (2.70%) CISM
15 9 (2.43%) CISA
16 8 (2.16%) SANS
17 5 (1.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.43%) SLA
3 6 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.35%) GDPR
5 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.81%) COBIT
6 3 (0.81%) NIST
7 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.27%) QA
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (11.89%) Active Directory
1 44 (11.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (8.65%) VMware NSX
3 7 (1.89%) Firmware
3 7 (1.89%) vSphere
4 4 (1.08%) Docker
4 4 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.81%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.81%) XenApp
5 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 49 (13.24%) Ansible
2 24 (6.49%) Terraform
3 22 (5.95%) Nagios
4 20 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (5.41%) Puppet
5 16 (4.32%) SCCM
6 14 (3.78%) FortiGate
6 14 (3.78%) Nessus
7 9 (2.43%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (2.43%) QRadar
8 7 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (1.35%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (1.35%) vCenter Server
10 4 (1.08%) Cacti
10 4 (1.08%) HAProxy
10 4 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.54%) CASB
11 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 289 (78.11%) Cisco
2 117 (31.62%) F5
3 113 (30.54%) CheckPoint
4 84 (22.70%) Microsoft
5 74 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 62 (16.76%) VMware
7 45 (12.16%) Juniper
8 44 (11.89%) Aruba
9 37 (10.00%) SolarWinds
10 34 (9.19%) Symantec
11 32 (8.65%) Avaya
11 32 (8.65%) McAfee
11 32 (8.65%) Meraki
12 27 (7.30%) HP
13 26 (7.03%) Splunk
14 25 (6.76%) Riverbed
15 17 (4.59%) Blue Coat
16 16 (4.32%) Tufin
17 15 (4.05%) Red Hat
18 14 (3.78%) Arista