Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 433 400 569
Rank change year-on-year -33 +169 -167
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 581 1,117 818
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.78% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.56% 1.83% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 532 892 723
Median annual salary £60,000 £62,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.38% +9.13% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,325 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £87,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -0.94% +11.58%

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 37,191 60,903 76,063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.46% 42.39% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 28,386 46,546 59,363
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +3.23%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -39 532 £60,000 -4.00% 30
London +48 272 £65,000 -7.14% 7
UK excluding London -59 270 £50,000 -4.76% 24
South East +43 116 £51,250 -21.15% 6
Work from Home -21 65 £62,500 -10.71% 3
North of England -53 52 £50,000 +11.11% 10
East of England +34 38 £55,000 +15.79%
Midlands +62 36 £50,000 +17.65% 4
North West +76 32 £52,500 +10.53% 7
West Midlands +48 28 £50,000 +21.21% 4
Scotland +74 20 £47,550 +1.71%
North East +16 10 £42,500 -19.75% 1
Yorkshire -71 10 £47,000 +4.44% 2
East Midlands +64 8 £43,750 -20.45%
South West +65 7 £61,250 +36.11% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 523 (90.02%) Cisco
2 477 (82.10%) Firewall
3 338 (58.18%) Cisco Certification
4 257 (44.23%) CCNP
5 256 (44.06%) WAN
6 216 (37.18%) OSPF
6 216 (37.18%) BGP
7 209 (35.97%) LAN
8 191 (32.87%) Network Security
9 188 (32.36%) Cisco ASA
10 174 (29.95%) VPN
11 168 (28.92%) CheckPoint
12 158 (27.19%) Data Centre
13 156 (26.85%) Wireless
14 142 (24.44%) MPLS
14 142 (24.44%) Azure
15 134 (23.06%) CCNA
16 130 (22.38%) TCP/IP
16 130 (22.38%) Finance
17 129 (22.20%) Juniper
18 122 (21.00%) F5
19 118 (20.31%) Microsoft
20 116 (19.97%) Cisco Nexus
21 110 (18.93%) Meraki
22 108 (18.59%) Active Directory
23 107 (18.42%) VMware
24 105 (18.07%) ITIL
25 102 (17.56%) Fortinet
26 86 (14.80%) Windows
27 82 (14.11%) Cisco ISE

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 14 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
1 14 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.38%) IIS
3 6 (1.03%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.86%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.86%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.34%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 142 (24.44%) Azure
2 75 (12.91%) AWS
3 61 (10.50%) Office 365
4 17 (2.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.07%) GCP
6 6 (1.03%) IaaS
6 6 (1.03%) SaaS
7 4 (0.69%) PaaS
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 3 (0.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.34%) Route 53
10 1 (0.17%) Akamai
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 477 (82.10%) Firewall
2 256 (44.06%) WAN
3 216 (37.18%) BGP
3 216 (37.18%) OSPF
4 209 (35.97%) LAN
5 191 (32.87%) Network Security
6 188 (32.36%) Cisco ASA
7 174 (29.95%) VPN
8 156 (26.85%) Wireless
9 142 (24.44%) MPLS
10 130 (22.38%) TCP/IP
11 116 (19.97%) Cisco Nexus
12 82 (14.11%) Cisco ISE
13 80 (13.77%) IPsec
14 74 (12.74%) Wi-Fi
15 73 (12.56%) DNS
16 67 (11.53%) EIGRP
17 66 (11.36%) DHCP
18 61 (10.50%) VoIP
19 55 (9.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.44%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.58%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.17%) MySQL
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (3.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.86%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.69%) Bazaar
3 4 (0.69%) JIRA
4 3 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
General
1 130 (22.38%) Finance
2 53 (9.12%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.82%) Banking
4 22 (3.79%) Law
4 22 (3.79%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.07%) Japanese Language
5 12 (2.07%) Marketing
6 11 (1.89%) Retail
7 9 (1.55%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.38%) Electronics
9 4 (0.69%) Games
9 4 (0.69%) Legal
10 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
11 2 (0.34%) Fire and Rescue
11 2 (0.34%) Police
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 346 (59.55%) Network Engineer
2 117 (20.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 77 (13.25%) Security Engineer
4 60 (10.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 47 (8.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 47 (8.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 42 (7.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 42 (7.23%) Consultant
7 32 (5.51%) Analyst
8 29 (4.99%) Architect
9 28 (4.82%) Support Engineer
10 24 (4.13%) Network Architect
11 23 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 22 (3.79%) IT Engineer
12 22 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (3.10%) Cisco Consultant
13 18 (3.10%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 17 (2.93%) Senior Security Engineer
15 16 (2.75%) Network Specialist
15 16 (2.75%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.54%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.89%) REST
3 9 (1.55%) Web Services
4 8 (1.38%) Middleware
4 8 (1.38%) XMPP
5 4 (0.69%) CSS
5 4 (0.69%) LDAP
5 4 (0.69%) SAML
6 3 (0.52%) JSON
6 3 (0.52%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.34%) SOAP
7 2 (0.34%) YAML
8 1 (0.17%) HTML
8 1 (0.17%) Jinja
8 1 (0.17%) LAMP
8 1 (0.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 158 (27.19%) Data Centre
2 44 (7.57%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 21 (3.61%) DataPower
5 19 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.10%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 16 (2.75%) PKI
8 13 (2.24%) CMDB
8 13 (2.24%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.55%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (0.86%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.86%) Replication
13 4 (0.69%) Blog
13 4 (0.69%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.69%) Social Media
13 4 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 86 (14.80%) Windows
2 64 (11.02%) Windows Server
3 55 (9.47%) Linux
4 35 (6.02%) Windows Server 2016
5 33 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (3.61%) Windows 10
7 14 (2.41%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.24%) Unix
9 8 (1.38%) CentOS
9 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.86%) Kali Linux
10 5 (0.86%) VMS
11 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.34%) Solaris
12 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.17%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (18.07%) ITIL
2 74 (12.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 72 (12.39%) Information Security
4 71 (12.22%) Load Balancing
5 63 (10.84%) Cybersecurity
6 53 (9.12%) Presales
7 43 (7.40%) Network Design
7 43 (7.40%) Network Monitoring
7 43 (7.40%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (7.06%) Change Management
9 39 (6.71%) SIEM
10 32 (5.51%) Computer Science
11 31 (5.34%) Kalman Filter
11 31 (5.34%) Migration
12 28 (4.82%) Project Management
13 26 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (4.48%) Project Delivery
14 24 (4.13%) DNA
14 24 (4.13%) Network Management
14 24 (4.13%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.85%) Python
2 26 (4.48%) SQL
3 13 (2.24%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.03%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.86%) VBScript
6 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 338 (58.18%) Cisco Certification
2 257 (44.23%) CCNP
3 134 (23.06%) CCNA
4 62 (10.67%) CCIE
4 62 (10.67%) Degree
5 41 (7.06%) Security Cleared
6 32 (5.51%) SC Cleared
7 29 (4.99%) CCSA
8 23 (3.96%) CISSP
9 22 (3.79%) CCDP
10 21 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (2.93%) JNCIP
11 17 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (2.75%) MCSE
13 15 (2.58%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 13 (2.24%) CCSP
14 13 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (2.07%) CISM
16 10 (1.72%) CCSE
16 10 (1.72%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.99%) SLA
2 22 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.41%) PCI DSS
4 13 (2.24%) QA
5 12 (2.07%) GDPR
6 7 (1.20%) NIST
7 4 (0.69%) NCSC
8 3 (0.52%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.17%) COBIT
10 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 108 (18.59%) Active Directory
2 60 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (6.37%) Hyper-V
4 33 (5.68%) VMware NSX
5 24 (4.13%) vSphere
6 19 (3.27%) Virtual Servers
6 19 (3.27%) XenApp
7 16 (2.75%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.89%) Firmware
9 10 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.86%) vCloud
12 4 (0.69%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.52%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.52%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.34%) Docker
14 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 38 (6.54%) FortiGate
2 31 (5.34%) Ansible
3 29 (4.99%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (3.10%) Stealthwatch
5 13 (2.24%) Backup Exec
6 11 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
6 11 (1.89%) Terraform
6 11 (1.89%) WSUS
7 10 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.72%) Nessus
8 9 (1.55%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (1.38%) QRadar
9 8 (1.38%) SCCM
10 6 (1.03%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 523 (90.02%) Cisco
2 168 (28.92%) CheckPoint
3 129 (22.20%) Juniper
4 122 (21.00%) F5
5 118 (20.31%) Microsoft
6 110 (18.93%) Meraki
7 107 (18.42%) VMware
8 102 (17.56%) Fortinet
9 71 (12.22%) Aruba
10 67 (11.53%) Citrix
11 59 (10.15%) SolarWinds
12 45 (7.75%) HP
13 34 (5.85%) IBM
14 32 (5.51%) McAfee
15 27 (4.65%) Dell
15 27 (4.65%) Veeam
16 24 (4.13%) Symantec
17 23 (3.96%) Riverbed
18 21 (3.61%) Barracuda Networks
18 21 (3.61%) Sophos