Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 469 436 588
Rank change year-on-year -33 +152 +177
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 1045 1305 936
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.70% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 1.31% 1.60% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 869 1080 783
UK median annual salary £57,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.75% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £33,950 £35,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,625 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.37% +5.56% -10.00%

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 79868 81695 97232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.52% 43.86% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 61899 65897 79521
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -44 1026 £57,500 +9.52% 32
UK excluding London 0 549 £48,625 +2.37% 18
London -94 486 £60,000 +9.09% 15
South East -6 331 £47,500 -5.00% 7
East of England +35 76 £67,500 +12.50% 1
North of England +46 69 £47,500 +25.00% 6
North West +20 42 £47,500 +32.87% 1
Midlands -24 42 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Yorkshire +36 27 £43,500 +14.47% 5
West Midlands -24 21 £47,500 +5.56%
South West -20 20 £47,000 +5.62% 1
East Midlands +18 18 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Scotland -19 7 £37,500 -12.79% 1
Wales +18 3 £47,500 +40.74%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing Palo Alto also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 860 (82.30%) Cisco
2 752 (71.96%) Firewall
3 470 (44.98%) CheckPoint
4 457 (43.73%) Cisco Certification
5 420 (40.19%) Juniper
6 360 (34.45%) CCNP
7 352 (33.68%) VPN
8 350 (33.49%) WAN
9 347 (33.21%) Cisco ASA
10 332 (31.77%) Network Security
11 323 (30.91%) F5
12 293 (28.04%) BGP
13 289 (27.66%) OSPF
14 272 (26.03%) LAN
15 271 (25.93%) MPLS
16 245 (23.44%) Data Centre
17 241 (23.06%) Linux
18 240 (22.97%) Wireless
19 228 (21.82%) Windows
20 219 (20.96%) IPsec
21 213 (20.38%) Cisco Nexus
22 211 (20.19%) Finance
23 206 (19.71%) ITIL
24 197 (18.85%) Microsoft
25 194 (18.56%) CCIE
26 188 (17.99%) DNS
27 185 (17.70%) VMware
28 178 (17.03%) TCP/IP
29 176 (16.84%) CCNA
30 165 (15.79%) SolarWinds

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 54 (5.17%) Skype for Business
2 42 (4.02%) CMS
2 42 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 24 (2.30%) IIS
5 23 (2.20%) Apache
6 11 (1.05%) Apache Spark
6 11 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.86%) SAS
9 8 (0.77%) Confluence
9 8 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.096%) nginx
12 1 (0.096%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 51 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.87%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.38%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 106 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (4.69%) Office 365
4 24 (2.30%) SaaS
5 17 (1.63%) Akamai
5 17 (1.63%) IaaS
6 15 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (1.34%) G Suite
8 11 (1.05%) PaaS
9 7 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.096%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.096%) GitHub
13 1 (0.096%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.096%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 752 (71.96%) Firewall
2 352 (33.68%) VPN
3 350 (33.49%) WAN
4 347 (33.21%) Cisco ASA
5 332 (31.77%) Network Security
6 293 (28.04%) BGP
7 289 (27.66%) OSPF
8 272 (26.03%) LAN
9 271 (25.93%) MPLS
10 240 (22.97%) Wireless
11 219 (20.96%) IPsec
12 213 (20.38%) Cisco Nexus
13 188 (17.99%) DNS
14 178 (17.03%) TCP/IP
15 144 (13.78%) Cisco IOS
16 138 (13.21%) VoIP
17 135 (12.92%) DHCP
18 130 (12.44%) EIGRP
19 107 (10.24%) NetScaler
20 103 (9.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.44%) Big Data
3 11 (1.05%) Hadoop
4 9 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.29%) Redis
8 2 (0.19%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.19%) DB2
8 2 (0.19%) MySQL
9 1 (0.096%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.096%) Ingres
9 1 (0.096%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.096%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.096%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.096%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.096%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.096%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.096%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (1.34%) Metasploit
2 13 (1.24%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.86%) JIRA
4 5 (0.48%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.38%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.29%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.096%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.096%) Subversion
General
1 211 (20.19%) Finance
2 118 (11.29%) Banking
3 36 (3.44%) German Language
4 35 (3.35%) Digital Economy
5 31 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.68%) French Language
7 24 (2.30%) Law
8 22 (2.11%) Legal
9 16 (1.53%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.24%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.96%) Retail
12 5 (0.48%) Local Government
12 5 (0.48%) Marketing
13 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Back Office
15 1 (0.096%) Advertising
15 1 (0.096%) Games
15 1 (0.096%) Portuguese Language
15 1 (0.096%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.096%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 433 (41.44%) Network Engineer
2 163 (15.60%) Senior Network Engineer
3 153 (14.64%) Security Engineer
4 138 (13.21%) Analyst
5 133 (12.73%) Cisco Engineer
6 111 (10.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 94 (9.00%) Security Analyst
8 92 (8.80%) Network Security Engineer
9 87 (8.33%) Consultant
10 65 (6.22%) Firewall Engineer
11 59 (5.65%) Senior Security Engineer
12 57 (5.45%) Security Consultant
13 56 (5.36%) Architect
14 51 (4.88%) Network Consultant
14 51 (4.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 51 (4.88%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 46 (4.40%) Team Leader
16 45 (4.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 44 (4.21%) Network Team Leader
18 41 (3.92%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.07%) XMPP
2 49 (4.69%) 802.1X
3 43 (4.11%) HTML
4 40 (3.83%) XML
5 25 (2.39%) Web Services
6 24 (2.30%) SailPoint
7 16 (1.53%) Regular Expression
8 14 (1.34%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (1.15%) PCRE
10 4 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.38%) Middleware
11 2 (0.19%) .NET
11 2 (0.19%) LAMP
12 1 (0.096%) JSON
12 1 (0.096%) LAPP Stack
12 1 (0.096%) LEMP Stack
12 1 (0.096%) PHP-FPM
12 1 (0.096%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 245 (23.44%) Data Centre
2 84 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (5.84%) Computer Science
4 39 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
5 38 (3.64%) Clustering
5 38 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
7 17 (1.63%) PKI
8 14 (1.34%) Driving Licence
9 13 (1.24%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.05%) DataPower
10 11 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 9 (0.86%) Fintech
11 9 (0.86%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.67%) CLARiiON
13 7 (0.67%) Equities
13 7 (0.67%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 241 (23.06%) Linux
2 228 (21.82%) Windows
3 111 (10.62%) Unix
4 110 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 63 (6.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 59 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 56 (5.36%) Solaris
8 43 (4.11%) Windows 10
9 35 (3.35%) Windows 2000
10 32 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (2.68%) Mac OS X
12 18 (1.72%) Windows 7
13 17 (1.63%) Windows XP
14 15 (1.44%) Kali Linux
15 14 (1.34%) Windows 8
16 11 (1.05%) CentOS
17 10 (0.96%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.67%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.57%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (19.71%) ITIL
2 152 (14.55%) SIEM
3 119 (11.39%) Load Balancing
4 113 (10.81%) Change Management
5 112 (10.72%) Security Operations
6 104 (9.95%) Information Security
7 102 (9.76%) Network Design
7 102 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
8 99 (9.47%) Mentoring
9 89 (8.52%) Cybersecurity
9 89 (8.52%) Network Management
10 72 (6.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 69 (6.60%) Kalman Filter
12 66 (6.32%) Analytics
12 66 (6.32%) Vulnerability Management
13 59 (5.65%) Risk Management
14 58 (5.55%) Incident Management
15 57 (5.45%) Problem Management
15 57 (5.45%) Web Filtering
16 53 (5.07%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (10.62%) Python
2 75 (7.18%) PowerShell
3 54 (5.17%) SQL
4 51 (4.88%) Bash Shell
5 42 (4.02%) Java
6 40 (3.83%) Perl
7 36 (3.44%) Ruby
8 21 (2.01%) C
9 20 (1.91%) C++
10 17 (1.63%) C#
11 6 (0.57%) PHP
12 4 (0.38%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.38%) Tcl
13 2 (0.19%) R
13 2 (0.19%) VB
14 1 (0.096%) C-shell
14 1 (0.096%) Korn
Qualifications
1 457 (43.73%) Cisco Certification
2 360 (34.45%) CCNP
3 194 (18.56%) CCIE
4 176 (16.84%) CCNA
5 94 (9.00%) CISSP
6 93 (8.90%) Degree
7 69 (6.60%) Security Cleared
8 65 (6.22%) SC Cleared
9 50 (4.78%) GIAC
9 50 (4.78%) JNCIP
10 43 (4.11%) CISM
11 41 (3.92%) CISA
12 39 (3.73%) CCSA
13 38 (3.64%) CCVP
14 35 (3.35%) CEH
15 32 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
15 32 (3.06%) GSEC
16 30 (2.87%) CCSE
17 28 (2.68%) CCDP
18 27 (2.58%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.36%) SLA
2 36 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (3.44%) PMO
3 16 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.15%) QA
5 11 (1.05%) GPG13
6 6 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) COBIT
10 1 (0.096%) GDPR
10 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.096%) NIST 800
System Software
1 141 (13.49%) Active Directory
2 87 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.68%) vSphere
4 26 (2.49%) Snort
5 25 (2.39%) Hyper-V
6 23 (2.20%) VMware NSX
7 22 (2.11%) ProxySG
8 20 (1.91%) XenApp
9 12 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.05%) Docker
10 11 (1.05%) HDFS
10 11 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.05%) XenServer
11 10 (0.96%) BitLocker
12 9 (0.86%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.67%) Firmware
14 5 (0.48%) vCloud
15 4 (0.38%) FreeRADIUS
16 3 (0.29%) KVM
16 3 (0.29%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 77 (7.37%) SCCM
2 69 (6.60%) FortiGate
3 65 (6.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 65 (6.22%) Nessus
4 47 (4.50%) Nagios
5 42 (4.02%) McAfee ePO
6 41 (3.92%) Cisco UCCX
7 39 (3.73%) Cisco UCCE
7 39 (3.73%) QRadar
8 36 (3.44%) Cisco Prime
8 36 (3.44%) SolarWinds Orion
9 30 (2.87%) Puppet
10 28 (2.68%) Ansible
10 28 (2.68%) Cacti
10 28 (2.68%) SCOM
11 27 (2.58%) OpenVAS
12 24 (2.30%) Backup Exec
13 21 (2.01%) Nexpose
14 19 (1.82%) Suricata
15 18 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 860 (82.30%) Cisco
2 470 (44.98%) CheckPoint
3 420 (40.19%) Juniper
4 323 (30.91%) F5
5 197 (18.85%) Microsoft
6 185 (17.70%) VMware
7 165 (15.79%) SolarWinds
8 157 (15.02%) Citrix
9 145 (13.88%) Fortinet
10 111 (10.62%) Blue Coat
11 98 (9.38%) HP
12 88 (8.42%) Riverbed
12 88 (8.42%) Sourcefire
13 76 (7.27%) McAfee
14 69 (6.60%) Dell
15 67 (6.41%) Extreme Networks
16 64 (6.12%) Splunk
17 58 (5.55%) Aruba
18 56 (5.36%) LogRhythm
19 48 (4.59%) Arista