Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 423 441 538
Rank change year-on-year +18 +97 -160
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 855 1,021 925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.68% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 1.67% 1.60% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 705 818 757
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,750
% change year-on-year -4.76% +3.45% +12.78%

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 51,065 63,706 77,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.92% 42.34% 44.25%
Number of salaries quoted 39,144 49,032 61,766
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Top 16 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 23 February 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 +7 780 £57,500 -4.17% 89
UK excluding London +61 407 £50,000 -4.76% 57
London +2 396 £62,500 -3.85% 41
South East +44 177 £55,000 -8.33% 16
North of England +53 66 £42,500 -10.53% 13
Midlands +50 62 £47,000 -6.00% 4
West Midlands +42 52 £46,750 -4.10% 3
East of England -5 48 £50,000 +11.11% 10
North West +60 37 £37,500 -34.78% 8
Scotland +43 26 £43,500 -3.33% 6
South West +35 20 £45,000 - 5
Yorkshire +12 19 £45,000 +12.50% 3
North East +23 10 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East Midlands +31 9 £47,000 -14.55% 1
Wales - 7 £44,250 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 713 (83.39%) Cisco
2 678 (79.30%) Firewall
3 476 (55.67%) Cisco Certification
4 361 (42.22%) CCNP
5 308 (36.02%) WAN
6 298 (34.85%) LAN
7 285 (33.33%) OSPF
8 282 (32.98%) BGP
9 258 (30.18%) Network Security
10 257 (30.06%) VPN
11 238 (27.84%) Data Centre
12 229 (26.78%) TCP/IP
12 229 (26.78%) Cisco ASA
13 209 (24.44%) Finance
14 208 (24.33%) CheckPoint
14 208 (24.33%) CCNA
15 191 (22.34%) Juniper
16 188 (21.99%) Wireless
17 187 (21.87%) Azure
18 182 (21.29%) F5
19 168 (19.65%) Microsoft
20 154 (18.01%) Windows
21 153 (17.89%) Active Directory
22 151 (17.66%) MPLS
23 147 (17.19%) ITIL
24 142 (16.61%) Meraki
25 141 (16.49%) DNS
26 128 (14.97%) Degree
27 124 (14.50%) VMware
28 122 (14.27%) Cisco Nexus

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 29 (3.39%) MS Exchange
2 25 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.11%) IIS
4 16 (1.87%) Skype for Business
5 15 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.47%) Confluence
8 4 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (1.87%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 187 (21.87%) Azure
2 117 (13.68%) AWS
3 84 (9.82%) Office 365
4 15 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (1.29%) PaaS
5 11 (1.29%) SaaS
5 11 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (1.05%) GCP
6 9 (1.05%) IaaS
7 7 (0.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 7 (0.82%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.58%) G Suite
9 2 (0.23%) Route 53
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 678 (79.30%) Firewall
2 308 (36.02%) WAN
3 298 (34.85%) LAN
4 285 (33.33%) OSPF
5 282 (32.98%) BGP
6 258 (30.18%) Network Security
7 257 (30.06%) VPN
8 229 (26.78%) Cisco ASA
8 229 (26.78%) TCP/IP
9 188 (21.99%) Wireless
10 151 (17.66%) MPLS
11 141 (16.49%) DNS
12 122 (14.27%) Cisco Nexus
13 120 (14.04%) Wi-Fi
14 119 (13.92%) IPsec
15 101 (11.81%) DHCP
16 94 (10.99%) SSL
17 78 (9.12%) VoIP
18 76 (8.89%) Cisco ISE
18 76 (8.89%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.12%) MySQL
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (3.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (1.17%) JIRA
3 5 (0.58%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.35%) Bazaar
4 3 (0.35%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 209 (24.44%) Finance
2 72 (8.42%) Telecoms
3 53 (6.20%) Banking
4 47 (5.50%) Law
5 29 (3.39%) Public Sector
6 22 (2.57%) Legal
7 15 (1.75%) Retail
8 10 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.17%) Fire and Rescue
8 10 (1.17%) Japanese Language
8 10 (1.17%) Police
9 5 (0.58%) Marketing
9 5 (0.58%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.35%) Electronics
10 3 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.23%) Back Office
11 2 (0.23%) Military
12 1 (0.12%) Advertising
12 1 (0.12%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 497 (58.13%) Network Engineer
2 145 (16.96%) Senior Network Engineer
3 132 (15.44%) Security Engineer
4 106 (12.40%) Network Security Engineer
5 71 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 62 (7.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 58 (6.78%) Consultant
8 50 (5.85%) Analyst
8 50 (5.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 35 (4.09%) Support Engineer
10 29 (3.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 29 (3.39%) Architect
11 27 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
12 25 (2.92%) IT Engineer
12 25 (2.92%) Network Specialist
13 23 (2.69%) Juniper Engineer
14 21 (2.46%) Data Centre Consultant
15 20 (2.34%) Cisco Consultant
15 20 (2.34%) Network Consultant
16 19 (2.22%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.80%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.40%) SailPoint
2 12 (1.40%) Web Services
3 7 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (0.82%) Regular Expression
4 6 (0.70%) REST
4 6 (0.70%) SOAP
5 5 (0.58%) XMPP
6 4 (0.47%) LDAP
6 4 (0.47%) SAML
7 3 (0.35%) CSS
7 3 (0.35%) JSON
7 3 (0.35%) Middleware
8 2 (0.23%) Jinja
8 2 (0.23%) YAML
9 1 (0.12%) COM+
9 1 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.12%) JBoss Seam
9 1 (0.12%) LAMP
9 1 (0.12%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 238 (27.84%) Data Centre
2 106 (12.40%) Management Information System
3 33 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.04%) PKI
5 20 (2.34%) DataPower
6 11 (1.29%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (1.17%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.17%) Replication
8 9 (1.05%) CMDB
8 9 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (0.94%) EMC VNX
10 7 (0.82%) Cybercrime
10 7 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
10 7 (0.82%) Hedge funds
10 7 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
11 6 (0.70%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 154 (18.01%) Windows
2 103 (12.05%) Linux
2 103 (12.05%) Windows Server
3 43 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (4.56%) Windows 10
5 37 (4.33%) Unix
6 24 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.05%) CentOS
9 5 (0.58%) Kali Linux
9 5 (0.58%) VMS
10 4 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.35%) Solaris
11 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.12%) Debian
13 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (17.19%) ITIL
2 120 (14.04%) Load Balancing
3 115 (13.45%) Information Security
4 108 (12.63%) Cybersecurity
5 86 (10.06%) Network Design
6 82 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 76 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
8 74 (8.65%) Change Management
9 66 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
10 65 (7.60%) Kalman Filter
11 62 (7.25%) Presales
12 59 (6.90%) SIEM
13 47 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
14 44 (5.15%) Project Delivery
15 39 (4.56%) Computer Science
16 37 (4.33%) Network Monitoring
16 37 (4.33%) Vulnerability Management
17 35 (4.09%) Security Operations
18 33 (3.86%) Security Management
18 33 (3.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 71 (8.30%) Python
2 26 (3.04%) Bash Shell
3 22 (2.57%) SQL
4 15 (1.75%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.29%) C++
5 11 (1.29%) Java
6 10 (1.17%) C
6 10 (1.17%) Perl
7 5 (0.58%) VBScript
8 2 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 476 (55.67%) Cisco Certification
2 361 (42.22%) CCNP
3 208 (24.33%) CCNA
4 128 (14.97%) Degree
5 95 (11.11%) CCIE
6 64 (7.49%) Security Cleared
7 49 (5.73%) CISSP
7 49 (5.73%) SC Cleared
8 39 (4.56%) CCSA
9 37 (4.33%) JNCIP
10 25 (2.92%) CCSP
10 25 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 24 (2.81%) CCSE
12 22 (2.57%) CISM
13 21 (2.46%) JNCIS
14 20 (2.34%) CCDP
14 20 (2.34%) CISA
15 18 (2.11%) MCSE
15 18 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.85%) SLA
2 31 (3.63%) PCI DSS
3 23 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (2.34%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (1.75%) COBIT
6 11 (1.29%) QA
7 9 (1.05%) NIST
8 7 (0.82%) GDPR
9 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.35%) NCSC
10 3 (0.35%) PMO
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 153 (17.89%) Active Directory
2 79 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.63%) Hyper-V
3 31 (3.63%) vSphere
4 27 (3.16%) VMware NSX
5 21 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (2.34%) Firmware
6 20 (2.34%) XenApp
7 15 (1.75%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.40%) BitLocker
8 12 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (0.82%) ProxySG
11 6 (0.70%) vCloud
12 3 (0.35%) Docker
13 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 47 (5.50%) SCCM
2 46 (5.38%) FortiGate
3 38 (4.44%) Ansible
3 38 (4.44%) Cisco Prime
4 36 (4.21%) Nessus
5 25 (2.92%) Stealthwatch
6 21 (2.46%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (2.11%) SolarWinds Orion
8 15 (1.75%) WSUS
9 14 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (1.64%) Puppet
9 14 (1.64%) SCOrch
10 13 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (1.29%) SCOM
12 10 (1.17%) Backup Exec
12 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 9 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
13 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
14 5 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 5 (0.58%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 713 (83.39%) Cisco
2 208 (24.33%) CheckPoint
3 191 (22.34%) Juniper
4 182 (21.29%) F5
5 168 (19.65%) Microsoft
6 142 (16.61%) Meraki
7 124 (14.50%) VMware
8 121 (14.15%) Fortinet
9 106 (12.40%) SolarWinds
10 79 (9.24%) Citrix
11 72 (8.42%) Aruba
12 70 (8.19%) HP
13 50 (5.85%) Blue Coat
14 44 (5.15%) Splunk
15 43 (5.03%) McAfee
16 38 (4.44%) Symantec
17 34 (3.98%) NetApp
18 30 (3.51%) Dell
19 28 (3.27%) Arista
19 28 (3.27%) Riverbed