Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 436 514 613
Rank change year-on-year +78 +99 +395
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 1192 1032 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.52% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 1.52% 1.18% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1022 870 782
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +11.70% -1.05%
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +9.41%

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 vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 78377 87488 101294
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.52% 44.40% 46.44%
Number of salaries quoted 60957 71153 81835
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +76 1168 £55,000 +4.76% 47
UK excluding London +112 591 £47,500 - 23
London +14 584 £60,000 +9.09% 24
South East +119 342 £50,000 - 13
North of England +33 92 £48,000 +16.36% 6
Midlands +50 75 £40,000 -11.11% 3
North West +30 66 £47,500 +5.56% 2
West Midlands +29 59 £40,000 -11.11% 2
East of England +14 55 £57,500 +27.78% 1
Yorkshire +13 26 £53,750 +41.45% 4
East Midlands +33 16 £40,000 -11.11% 1
South West -28 15 £47,500 +11.76%
Scotland +8 7 £50,000 -16.67%
Wales +11 4 £47,500 +72.73%
Northern Ireland - 2 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 969 (81.29%) Cisco
2 910 (76.34%) Firewall
3 627 (52.60%) CheckPoint
4 558 (46.81%) Cisco Certification
5 502 (42.11%) Juniper
6 455 (38.17%) CCNP
7 421 (35.32%) VPN
8 390 (32.72%) F5
9 384 (32.21%) Network Security
10 378 (31.71%) WAN
11 366 (30.70%) Cisco ASA
12 334 (28.02%) BGP
13 310 (26.01%) Windows
14 304 (25.50%) MPLS
15 301 (25.25%) OSPF
16 292 (24.50%) LAN
17 264 (22.15%) Data Centre
18 260 (21.81%) Linux
19 256 (21.48%) Finance
20 247 (20.72%) Wireless
21 243 (20.39%) TCP/IP
22 231 (19.38%) ITIL
23 226 (18.96%) Cisco Nexus
24 220 (18.46%) DNS
25 215 (18.04%) VMware
26 212 (17.79%) SIEM
27 203 (17.03%) IPsec
28 196 (16.44%) CCNA
28 196 (16.44%) CCIE
29 193 (16.19%) Microsoft

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 37 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.85%) Skype for Business
3 27 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.85%) IIS
5 15 (1.26%) Apache
6 11 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (0.84%) CMS
8 9 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.42%) SAS
10 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.25%) Confluence
12 2 (0.17%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.084%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.084%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (4.61%) MS Visio
3 24 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.92%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.084%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.084%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 121 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (2.94%) Office 365
4 19 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (1.59%) IaaS
5 16 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 13 (1.09%) SaaS
7 11 (0.92%) Akamai
8 9 (0.76%) PaaS
9 8 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.59%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.42%) G Suite
11 5 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.084%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 910 (76.34%) Firewall
2 421 (35.32%) VPN
3 384 (32.21%) Network Security
4 378 (31.71%) WAN
5 366 (30.70%) Cisco ASA
6 334 (28.02%) BGP
7 304 (25.50%) MPLS
8 301 (25.25%) OSPF
9 292 (24.50%) LAN
10 247 (20.72%) Wireless
11 243 (20.39%) TCP/IP
12 226 (18.96%) Cisco Nexus
13 220 (18.46%) DNS
14 203 (17.03%) IPsec
15 153 (12.84%) DHCP
16 146 (12.25%) SSL
17 136 (11.41%) EIGRP
18 131 (10.99%) VoIP
19 122 (10.23%) Cisco IOS
20 116 (9.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.50%) Big Data
4 5 (0.42%) MySQL
5 4 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.17%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.17%) DB2
6 2 (0.17%) Redis
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.084%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.084%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.084%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.084%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (1.85%) Metasploit
2 17 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.34%) Subversion
5 4 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.25%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 256 (21.48%) Finance
2 138 (11.58%) Banking
3 53 (4.45%) Digital Economy
4 47 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 46 (3.86%) Legal
6 45 (3.78%) German Language
7 28 (2.35%) French Language
8 27 (2.27%) Law
9 20 (1.68%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.51%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.84%) Marketing
12 9 (0.76%) Back Office
13 8 (0.67%) Games
14 7 (0.59%) Retail
15 4 (0.34%) Advertising
15 4 (0.34%) Local Government
16 2 (0.17%) Billing
17 1 (0.084%) Electronics
17 1 (0.084%) Italian Language
17 1 (0.084%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 571 (47.90%) Network Engineer
2 253 (21.22%) Security Engineer
3 197 (16.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 176 (14.77%) Senior Network Engineer
5 166 (13.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 160 (13.42%) Network Security Engineer
7 122 (10.23%) Analyst
8 93 (7.80%) Consultant
9 90 (7.55%) Juniper Engineer
10 85 (7.13%) Senior Security Engineer
11 80 (6.71%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 74 (6.21%) Security Analyst
13 71 (5.96%) Firewall Engineer
14 67 (5.62%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 60 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 55 (4.61%) Architect
17 51 (4.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 48 (4.03%) Support Engineer
19 47 (3.94%) Network Consultant
20 43 (3.61%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.95%) 802.1X
2 46 (3.86%) SailPoint
3 28 (2.35%) Web Services
4 25 (2.10%) HTML
5 24 (2.01%) XML
6 17 (1.43%) XMPP
7 12 (1.01%) LAMP
8 11 (0.92%) JSON
8 11 (0.92%) REST
9 5 (0.42%) COM+
10 4 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.34%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.25%) Regular Expression
12 2 (0.17%) CSS
13 1 (0.084%) .NET
13 1 (0.084%) Elastic Stack
13 1 (0.084%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 264 (22.15%) Data Centre
2 66 (5.54%) Computer Science
3 46 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (3.44%) Video Conferencing
5 40 (3.36%) Security Operations Centre
6 38 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 24 (2.01%) PKI
8 16 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 15 (1.26%) Fintech
10 13 (1.09%) Clustering
10 13 (1.09%) Public Cloud
11 10 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (0.84%) NHS
12 9 (0.76%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.76%) iPad
13 8 (0.67%) CLARiiON
13 8 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 310 (26.01%) Windows
2 260 (21.81%) Linux
3 138 (11.58%) Windows Server
4 130 (10.91%) Unix
5 64 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (4.03%) Solaris
8 37 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (3.02%) Windows 2000
10 32 (2.68%) Windows 10
11 29 (2.43%) CentOS
12 28 (2.35%) Windows 7
13 25 (2.10%) Kali Linux
14 21 (1.76%) Debian
14 21 (1.76%) Windows XP
15 20 (1.68%) Ubuntu
16 16 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (1.17%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.76%) Windows 8
19 7 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (19.38%) ITIL
2 212 (17.79%) SIEM
3 165 (13.84%) Network Design
4 162 (13.59%) Load Balancing
5 134 (11.24%) Information Security
5 134 (11.24%) Security Operations
6 124 (10.40%) Change Management
7 92 (7.72%) Network Management
8 89 (7.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 87 (7.30%) Kalman Filter
10 86 (7.21%) Presales
10 86 (7.21%) Vulnerability Management
11 85 (7.13%) Cybersecurity
11 85 (7.13%) Network Monitoring
12 83 (6.96%) Mentoring
13 79 (6.63%) Risk Management
14 76 (6.38%) Analytics
15 68 (5.70%) Penetration Testing
15 68 (5.70%) Problem Management
16 56 (4.70%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 80 (6.71%) Python
2 60 (5.03%) PowerShell
3 49 (4.11%) SQL
4 33 (2.77%) Java
5 24 (2.01%) Bash Shell
6 18 (1.51%) Perl
7 16 (1.34%) C
7 16 (1.34%) Ruby
8 13 (1.09%) C#
9 10 (0.84%) C++
10 7 (0.59%) PHP
11 5 (0.42%) C-shell
11 5 (0.42%) Korn
12 3 (0.25%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.25%) Tcl
12 3 (0.25%) VB
13 2 (0.17%) R
13 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 558 (46.81%) Cisco Certification
2 455 (38.17%) CCNP
3 196 (16.44%) CCIE
3 196 (16.44%) CCNA
4 107 (8.98%) CISSP
5 85 (7.13%) Degree
6 76 (6.38%) GIAC
7 67 (5.62%) GSEC
8 64 (5.37%) CISM
9 63 (5.29%) CCSE
10 61 (5.12%) CISA
11 59 (4.95%) Security Cleared
12 53 (4.45%) SC Cleared
13 46 (3.86%) GISF
14 44 (3.69%) CCDP
15 43 (3.61%) JNCIP
16 40 (3.36%) CCSA
17 37 (3.10%) CEH
17 37 (3.10%) JNCIS
18 32 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (7.80%) SLA
2 51 (4.28%) PCI DSS
3 43 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (1.01%) PMO
6 9 (0.76%) GDPR
7 8 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.59%) QA
9 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.17%) COBIT
10 2 (0.17%) GCP
10 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.084%) GPG13
System Software
1 161 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 105 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (5.37%) ProxySG
4 48 (4.03%) Hyper-V
5 29 (2.43%) XenApp
6 25 (2.10%) vSphere
7 17 (1.43%) Snort
8 15 (1.26%) Firmware
8 15 (1.26%) KVM
9 14 (1.17%) VMware NSX
10 11 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.67%) vCloud
11 8 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.59%) pfSense
12 7 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.42%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.42%) XenServer
14 4 (0.34%) Docker
15 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.17%) iptables
Systems Management
1 101 (8.47%) FortiGate
2 87 (7.30%) SCCM
3 82 (6.88%) Nessus
4 60 (5.03%) Cisco CUCM
5 56 (4.70%) McAfee ePO
6 45 (3.78%) Nagios
7 42 (3.52%) Nexpose
8 41 (3.44%) SolarWinds Orion
9 38 (3.19%) Cisco UCCX
10 34 (2.85%) Puppet
11 29 (2.43%) QRadar
11 29 (2.43%) SCOM
12 26 (2.18%) Cisco UCCE
13 25 (2.10%) WSUS
14 23 (1.93%) OpenVAS
15 22 (1.85%) Cacti
15 22 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
15 22 (1.85%) Core Impact
15 22 (1.85%) PowerBroker
15 22 (1.85%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 969 (81.29%) Cisco
2 627 (52.60%) CheckPoint
3 502 (42.11%) Juniper
4 390 (32.72%) F5
5 215 (18.04%) VMware
6 193 (16.19%) Microsoft
7 192 (16.11%) Fortinet
8 184 (15.44%) Blue Coat
9 160 (13.42%) Citrix
10 141 (11.83%) SolarWinds
11 109 (9.14%) HP
12 102 (8.56%) McAfee
13 94 (7.89%) Riverbed
14 91 (7.63%) Extreme Networks
15 82 (6.88%) LogRhythm
16 79 (6.63%) Splunk
17 76 (6.38%) CyberArk
18 73 (6.12%) Aruba
18 73 (6.12%) Symantec
19 68 (5.70%) Sourcefire