Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 450 419 424
Rank change year-on-year -31 +5 +104
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 474 755 1,054
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.66% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 1.51% 1.62% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 371 637 813
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -4.55%

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 31,304 46,549 61,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.69% 40.89% 41.56%
Number of salaries quoted 23,423 36,154 47,923
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,375 £27,750
25th Percentile £39,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -51 404 £62,500 +4.17% 74
UK excluding London +33 252 £55,000 +10.00% 54
London -28 183 £70,000 +7.69% 31
South East +42 111 £52,500 -4.55% 6
Work from Home -111 85 £55,000 -12.00% 12
North of England +49 62 £57,500 +35.29% 14
North West +35 32 £60,000 +50.00% 6
Yorkshire +21 30 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Scotland +18 30 £75,000 +57.56% 10
South West +33 20 £71,250 +58.33% 9
Midlands +15 17 £53,750 +26.47% 12
West Midlands +6 13 £53,750 +26.47% 10
East of England +18 9 £60,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands +15 4 £48,750 +18.90% 2
Wales - 3 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 365 (77.00%) Cisco
2 322 (67.93%) Firewall
3 207 (43.67%) Cisco Certification
4 173 (36.50%) WAN
5 163 (34.39%) CCNP
6 150 (31.65%) LAN
6 150 (31.65%) OSPF
7 149 (31.43%) CheckPoint
8 143 (30.17%) BGP
9 128 (27.00%) Fortinet
10 127 (26.79%) F5
11 125 (26.37%) VPN
12 124 (26.16%) Network Security
13 107 (22.57%) Azure
13 107 (22.57%) AWS
14 96 (20.25%) Wireless
15 92 (19.41%) TCP/IP
16 89 (18.78%) Finance
17 88 (18.57%) Microsoft
17 88 (18.57%) MPLS
18 84 (17.72%) Cisco ASA
19 79 (16.67%) Juniper
20 78 (16.46%) Data Centre
21 76 (16.03%) CCNA
22 68 (14.35%) Symantec
23 64 (13.50%) ITIL
24 63 (13.29%) DNS
24 63 (13.29%) McAfee
25 62 (13.08%) VLAN
26 60 (12.66%) Aruba

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 9 (1.90%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.05%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.32%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 107 (22.57%) AWS
1 107 (22.57%) Azure
2 46 (9.70%) Microsoft 365
3 33 (6.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 20 (4.22%) AWS Direct Connect
5 18 (3.80%) Mimecast
6 17 (3.59%) GCP
7 11 (2.32%) SaaS
8 10 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.27%) Route 53
10 6 (1.27%) Slack
11 5 (1.05%) OpenDNS
12 4 (0.84%) PaaS
13 3 (0.63%) IaaS
14 2 (0.42%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 2 (0.42%) Cloudflare
15 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 322 (67.93%) Firewall
2 173 (36.50%) WAN
3 150 (31.65%) LAN
3 150 (31.65%) OSPF
4 143 (30.17%) BGP
5 125 (26.37%) VPN
6 124 (26.16%) Network Security
7 96 (20.25%) Wireless
8 92 (19.41%) TCP/IP
9 88 (18.57%) MPLS
10 84 (17.72%) Cisco ASA
11 63 (13.29%) DNS
12 62 (13.08%) VLAN
13 59 (12.45%) SD-WAN
14 58 (12.24%) Wi-Fi
15 51 (10.76%) Cisco Nexus
16 45 (9.49%) EIGRP
17 43 (9.07%) VoIP
18 42 (8.86%) Internet
19 40 (8.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.63%) Big Data
3 2 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.42%) MySQL
4 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (1.48%) Metasploit
3 5 (1.05%) Snyk
4 4 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.42%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (18.78%) Finance
2 41 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.22%) Banking
4 19 (4.01%) Public Sector
5 14 (2.95%) Retail
6 13 (2.74%) Law
7 11 (2.32%) Marketing
8 9 (1.90%) Electronics
8 9 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.84%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.84%) Games
10 3 (0.63%) Legal
11 2 (0.42%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 233 (49.16%) Network Engineer
2 67 (14.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 47 (9.92%) Security Engineer
4 40 (8.44%) Architect
5 38 (8.02%) Network Security Engineer
6 28 (5.91%) Cisco Engineer
6 28 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (5.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 24 (5.06%) Consultant
8 24 (5.06%) Network Architect
9 23 (4.85%) Analyst
9 23 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
10 22 (4.64%) AWS Engineer
11 18 (3.80%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 18 (3.80%) Senior Security Engineer
12 14 (2.95%) Network Consultant
13 13 (2.74%) Network Team Leader
13 13 (2.74%) Security Architect
13 13 (2.74%) Team Leader
14 12 (2.53%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.32%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.05%) JSON
2 5 (1.05%) Web Services
3 4 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (0.84%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.42%) YAML
5 1 (0.21%) .NET
5 1 (0.21%) CSS
5 1 (0.21%) Django
5 1 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 78 (16.46%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.74%) IPTV
5 10 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.48%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.27%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.05%) Replication
9 4 (0.84%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.84%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.84%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.84%) Wiki
10 3 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.63%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (0.63%) PKI
11 2 (0.42%) Blog
11 2 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.60%) Windows
2 47 (9.92%) Linux
3 22 (4.64%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.32%) Windows 10
6 11 (2.32%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (1.48%) Unix
7 7 (1.48%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (1.27%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.05%) Check Point GAiA
9 5 (1.05%) Kali Linux
9 5 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.05%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.63%) Android
11 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.42%) SUSE
11 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (13.50%) ITIL
2 53 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (10.55%) Presales
4 48 (10.13%) Information Security
5 47 (9.92%) Cybersecurity
6 44 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 42 (8.86%) Network Design
8 33 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (6.96%) SIEM
9 32 (6.75%) Scrum
10 31 (6.54%) DevOps
11 28 (5.91%) Network Monitoring
11 28 (5.91%) Service Delivery
12 27 (5.70%) Change Management
13 25 (5.27%) Network Management
14 24 (5.06%) Network Architecture
14 24 (5.06%) Penetration Testing
14 24 (5.06%) Security Architecture
15 23 (4.85%) Project Delivery
16 22 (4.64%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.65%) Python
2 24 (5.06%) PowerShell
3 21 (4.43%) C
4 9 (1.90%) SQL
5 5 (1.05%) C#
5 5 (1.05%) C++
5 5 (1.05%) PHP
5 5 (1.05%) R
5 5 (1.05%) VB
6 4 (0.84%) Go
6 4 (0.84%) Ruby
7 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 207 (43.67%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (34.39%) CCNP
3 76 (16.03%) CCNA
4 40 (8.44%) Security Cleared
5 39 (8.23%) SC Cleared
6 32 (6.75%) CISSP
7 31 (6.54%) CCIE
8 24 (5.06%) CCDP
8 24 (5.06%) Degree
9 23 (4.85%) CISM
10 17 (3.59%) CISA
11 14 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (2.74%) MCSE
13 12 (2.53%) GIAC
14 11 (2.32%) JNCIP
15 10 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (1.90%) CompTIA Security+
16 9 (1.90%) JNCIS
16 9 (1.90%) RHCSA
16 9 (1.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.59%) SLA
3 13 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (1.69%) GDPR
4 8 (1.69%) NIST
4 8 (1.69%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.84%) QA
6 2 (0.42%) NCSC
6 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.21%) GRC
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (6.96%) Active Directory
1 33 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.80%) VMware NSX
3 14 (2.95%) Firmware
4 9 (1.90%) Docker
5 5 (1.05%) Snort
5 5 (1.05%) Squid
5 5 (1.05%) vSphere
5 5 (1.05%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.84%) XenApp
7 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.42%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (7.17%) Ansible
2 28 (5.91%) FortiGate
3 26 (5.49%) Nessus
3 26 (5.49%) Terraform
4 20 (4.22%) SCCM
5 12 (2.53%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (1.69%) Puppet
7 7 (1.48%) Nagios
8 6 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (1.05%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.05%) Nexpose
9 5 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (1.05%) Suricata
10 4 (0.84%) Cacti
10 4 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.84%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (0.63%) QRadar
Vendors
1 365 (77.00%) Cisco
2 149 (31.43%) CheckPoint
3 128 (27.00%) Fortinet
4 127 (26.79%) F5
5 88 (18.57%) Microsoft
6 79 (16.67%) Juniper
7 68 (14.35%) Symantec
8 63 (13.29%) McAfee
9 60 (12.66%) Aruba
10 42 (8.86%) VMware
11 39 (8.23%) HP
12 34 (7.17%) SolarWinds
13 30 (6.33%) Blue Coat
13 30 (6.33%) Meraki
14 26 (5.49%) Splunk
15 23 (4.85%) Avaya
16 22 (4.64%) Forcepoint
17 21 (4.43%) Google
18 17 (3.59%) Tufin
19 15 (3.16%) Infoblox