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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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 540 528 399
Rank change year-on-year -12 -129 -19
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 931 609 441
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.53% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 1.36% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 637 464 348
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £41,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £84,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 65,123 44,791 24,659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.43% 38.75% 40.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33,523 29,917 19,143
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,889 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,550 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.11% +5.56%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -3 795 £60,000 - 78
UK excluding London +21 517 £50,000 -9.09% 54
Work from Home -72 371 £63,750 +6.25% 22
London -94 315 £70,000 +12.00% 31
South East -33 131 £54,000 +2.86% 6
Midlands +21 113 £55,000 - 16
East of England +7 103 £50,000 -16.67% 8
West Midlands +11 94 £55,000 - 11
North of England -62 87 £52,500 +5.00% 12
North West -46 51 £56,500 +7.62% 5
Scotland -59 50 £83,000 +10.67% 4
South West -12 27 £57,500 -11.54% 5
Yorkshire -39 26 £49,500 +10.00% 7
East Midlands -11 13 £48,500 -11.82% 5
Northern Ireland - 10 £47,500 - 1
North East -3 9 £35,000 -22.22%
Wales -13 3 £30,000 -31.43% 2

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 757 (81.31%) Cisco
2 596 (64.02%) Firewall
3 414 (44.47%) Cisco Certification
4 378 (40.60%) WAN
5 309 (33.19%) CCNP
6 304 (32.65%) LAN
7 297 (31.90%) Azure
8 273 (29.32%) Social Skills
9 247 (26.53%) Microsoft
10 242 (25.99%) ITIL
11 237 (25.46%) AWS
12 232 (24.92%) Security Cleared
13 225 (24.17%) F5
14 222 (23.85%) Fortinet
15 210 (22.56%) MPLS
16 202 (21.70%) CheckPoint
17 200 (21.48%) BGP
18 194 (20.84%) Wireless
19 191 (20.52%) Network Security
20 188 (20.19%) Cisco ASA
21 183 (19.66%) SD-WAN
22 182 (19.55%) VPN
23 174 (18.69%) Windows
24 166 (17.83%) OSPF
24 166 (17.83%) VMware
25 165 (17.72%) Data Centre
26 161 (17.29%) SC Cleared
27 160 (17.19%) CCNA
28 151 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
29 144 (15.47%) TCP/IP

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 55 (5.91%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.40%) WebSphere
4 9 (0.97%) IIS
5 6 (0.64%) nginx
5 6 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.21%) CMS
6 2 (0.21%) Confluence
6 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 39 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) Fidessa
2 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 297 (31.90%) Azure
2 237 (25.46%) AWS
3 101 (10.85%) Microsoft 365
4 54 (5.80%) GCP
5 39 (4.19%) Azure Sentinel
5 39 (4.19%) Mimecast
5 39 (4.19%) SaaS
6 27 (2.90%) Azure AKS
7 25 (2.69%) IaaS
8 23 (2.47%) PaaS
9 21 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (1.72%) Amazon EKS
11 14 (1.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 13 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (1.18%) Azure DevOps
14 10 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.86%) Akamai
15 8 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.75%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 596 (64.02%) Firewall
2 378 (40.60%) WAN
3 304 (32.65%) LAN
4 210 (22.56%) MPLS
5 200 (21.48%) BGP
6 194 (20.84%) Wireless
7 191 (20.52%) Network Security
8 188 (20.19%) Cisco ASA
9 183 (19.66%) SD-WAN
10 182 (19.55%) VPN
11 166 (17.83%) OSPF
12 144 (15.47%) TCP/IP
13 139 (14.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 110 (11.82%) DNS
15 95 (10.20%) Cisco ISE
16 89 (9.56%) Wi-Fi
17 82 (8.81%) Cisco Firepower
18 72 (7.73%) DHCP
19 71 (7.63%) IPsec
20 68 (7.30%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.07%) Oracle Database
3 8 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.64%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.54%) Power BI
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.21%) Tableau
8 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (4.51%) Git (software)
2 24 (2.58%) JIRA
3 6 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (0.64%) Robot Framework
3 6 (0.64%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.21%) Maven
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.21%) Snyk
5 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
General
1 273 (29.32%) Social Skills
2 120 (12.89%) Finance
3 87 (9.34%) Banking
4 82 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (7.73%) Telecoms
6 53 (5.69%) Presentation Skills
7 50 (5.37%) Organisational Skills
8 49 (5.26%) Law
9 24 (2.58%) Legal
10 22 (2.36%) Public Sector
11 18 (1.93%) Retail
12 14 (1.50%) Influencing Skills
13 11 (1.18%) Advertising
13 11 (1.18%) Aviation
14 9 (0.97%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.86%) Agriculture
16 6 (0.64%) Retail Finance
17 5 (0.54%) Marketing
18 4 (0.43%) Documentation Skills
18 4 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 401 (43.07%) Network Engineer
2 180 (19.33%) Architect
3 117 (12.57%) Senior Network Engineer
4 109 (11.71%) Network Architect
5 96 (10.31%) Security Engineer
6 77 (8.27%) Network Security Engineer
7 59 (6.34%) Cisco Engineer
8 57 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 52 (5.59%) Security Architect
10 50 (5.37%) Analyst
10 50 (5.37%) Network Manager
10 50 (5.37%) Solutions Architect
11 46 (4.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 42 (4.51%) Cloud Architect
13 38 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 35 (3.76%) Consultant
15 32 (3.44%) Network Security Architect
16 31 (3.33%) Administrator
17 26 (2.79%) Firewall Engineer
17 26 (2.79%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.22%) LDAP
2 28 (3.01%) JSON
3 18 (1.93%) SAML
3 18 (1.93%) XML
4 17 (1.83%) .NET
4 17 (1.83%) XMPP
5 16 (1.72%) COM
6 15 (1.61%) Middleware
7 11 (1.18%) 802.1X
8 10 (1.07%) YAML
9 9 (0.97%) REST
10 6 (0.64%) Web Services
11 3 (0.32%) ARM Templates
12 2 (0.21%) CSS
12 2 (0.21%) DCOM
12 2 (0.21%) Flask
12 2 (0.21%) GraphQL
12 2 (0.21%) HTML
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 165 (17.72%) Data Centre
2 60 (6.44%) Public Cloud
3 33 (3.54%) Cyberthreat
4 31 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (2.90%) PKI
7 24 (2.58%) Private Cloud
8 23 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (0.97%) Replication
10 8 (0.86%) Tandem
11 7 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (0.75%) User Experience
12 6 (0.64%) Cyberattack
12 6 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.64%) PMI
12 6 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.54%) Eurex
13 5 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.54%) IVR
13 5 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 174 (18.69%) Windows
2 116 (12.46%) Linux
3 64 (6.87%) Windows Server
4 50 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (4.62%) Windows 10
6 30 (3.22%) Windows Server 2016
7 18 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.50%) Unix
9 12 (1.29%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (0.75%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.64%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.64%) VMS
12 5 (0.54%) Debian
12 5 (0.54%) Solaris
12 5 (0.54%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.43%) Android
13 4 (0.43%) CentOS
13 4 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (25.99%) ITIL
2 151 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
3 111 (11.92%) Change Management
4 108 (11.60%) SIEM
5 104 (11.17%) Customer Service
6 91 (9.77%) Project Management
7 89 (9.56%) Information Security
7 89 (9.56%) Project Delivery
8 88 (9.45%) Service Delivery
9 81 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 75 (8.06%) Agile
10 75 (8.06%) Collaborative Working
11 74 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
12 73 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
13 68 (7.30%) Incident Management
14 60 (6.44%) Infrastructure as Code
14 60 (6.44%) Network Management
15 59 (6.34%) Analytics
15 59 (6.34%) Mentoring
16 57 (6.12%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 110 (11.82%) Python
2 60 (6.44%) PowerShell
3 36 (3.87%) SQL
4 29 (3.11%) Bash
5 7 (0.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (0.75%) Perl
6 6 (0.64%) C#
7 2 (0.21%) C++
7 2 (0.21%) Go
7 2 (0.21%) Java
8 1 (0.11%) C
8 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 414 (44.47%) Cisco Certification
2 309 (33.19%) CCNP
3 232 (24.92%) Security Cleared
4 161 (17.29%) SC Cleared
5 160 (17.19%) CCNA
6 121 (13.00%) Degree
7 119 (12.78%) CCIE
8 92 (9.88%) DV Cleared
9 55 (5.91%) CISSP
10 50 (5.37%) CCDP
11 39 (4.19%) CEH
12 37 (3.97%) CISM
13 35 (3.76%) AWS Certification
14 31 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
15 27 (2.90%) CISA
16 22 (2.36%) Azure Certification
17 17 (1.83%) JNCIP
18 12 (1.29%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
19 9 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
20 8 (0.86%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (10.20%) SLA
2 54 (5.80%) JSP 440
3 50 (5.37%) NIST
4 46 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (2.47%) PCI DSS
7 21 (2.26%) NCSC
8 19 (2.04%) RMADS
9 17 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 12 (1.29%) GDPR
11 3 (0.32%) PMO
12 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 117 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (10.85%) Active Directory
3 44 (4.73%) VMware NSX
4 33 (3.54%) Firmware
5 26 (2.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 24 (2.58%) Docker
7 20 (2.15%) Hyper-V
8 15 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.40%) vSphere
10 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.21%) XenApp
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 69 (7.41%) Ansible
2 63 (6.77%) FortiGate
3 50 (5.37%) Terraform
4 44 (4.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 43 (4.62%) Cisco CUCM
6 42 (4.51%) SCCM
7 38 (4.08%) Kubernetes
8 23 (2.47%) CASB
9 17 (1.83%) Nexpose
10 14 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
11 13 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Management
11 13 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 13 (1.40%) Tivoli
11 13 (1.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 12 (1.29%) Puppet
13 11 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (1.07%) SolarWinds Orion
15 7 (0.75%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.75%) WSUS
16 6 (0.64%) Observium
Vendors
1 757 (81.31%) Cisco
2 247 (26.53%) Microsoft
3 225 (24.17%) F5
4 222 (23.85%) Fortinet
5 202 (21.70%) CheckPoint
6 166 (17.83%) VMware
7 139 (14.93%) SolarWinds
8 133 (14.29%) Juniper
9 104 (11.17%) Citrix
10 92 (9.88%) Meraki
11 91 (9.77%) HP
12 83 (8.92%) Aruba
13 77 (8.27%) Zscaler
14 72 (7.73%) Splunk
15 40 (4.30%) Riverbed
16 38 (4.08%) ServiceNow
17 37 (3.97%) Google
18 32 (3.44%) Infoblox
18 32 (3.44%) Oracle
19 30 (3.22%) Proofpoint