Period
to 18 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 513 491 435
Rank change year-on-year -22 -56 +170
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 865 1,032 1,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.58% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 1.28% 1.30% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 685 859 1,078
UK median annual salary £59,000 £57,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.61% +12.75% +2.00%
10th Percentile £36,900 £34,850 £35,850
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% +5.56%

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 67,828 79,641 80,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.64% 44.45% 43.88%
Number of salaries quoted 52,123 61,778 65,076
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Top 14 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 December 2018. 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 -33 831 £58,500 +1.74% 106
London +32 458 £65,000 +8.33% 49
UK excluding London -63 372 £52,500 +7.14% 58
South East -92 159 £57,500 +21.05% 23
East of England +72 112 £45,000 -33.33% 11
North of England +21 62 £52,500 +10.53% 12
North West +23 37 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Yorkshire +28 24 £47,500 +5.56% 9
South West +17 19 £42,000 -10.64% 5
Midlands +9 19 £65,000 +47.73% 6
West Midlands +29 16 £65,000 +44.44% 5
Scotland +6 7 £50,000 +33.33%
East Midlands +17 3 £55,000 +37.50% 1
North East - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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.

1 751 (86.82%) Cisco
2 650 (75.14%) Firewall
3 501 (57.92%) Cisco Certification
4 450 (52.02%) CheckPoint
5 381 (44.05%) CCNP
6 336 (38.84%) Juniper
7 325 (37.57%) Network Security
8 284 (32.83%) WAN
9 282 (32.60%) Cisco ASA
10 270 (31.21%) LAN
11 261 (30.17%) Wireless
12 240 (27.75%) F5
13 223 (25.78%) Finance
14 221 (25.55%) CCNA
15 209 (24.16%) Cisco Nexus
16 206 (23.82%) BGP
17 205 (23.70%) OSPF
18 191 (22.08%) VPN
19 181 (20.92%) CCIE
20 173 (20.00%) Fortinet
21 171 (19.77%) Data Centre
22 141 (16.30%) Windows
23 137 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
24 136 (15.72%) MPLS
25 132 (15.26%) SolarWinds
26 131 (15.14%) TCP/IP
27 127 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
28 124 (14.34%) Linux
29 122 (14.10%) Cybersecurity
30 121 (13.99%) Amazon AWS

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 19 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.97%) CMS
3 14 (1.62%) Confluence
3 14 (1.62%) OpenStack
4 7 (0.81%) IIS
5 6 (0.69%) Apache
5 6 (0.69%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.46%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.46%) CloudStack
6 4 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.23%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 34 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 137 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (13.99%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (6.71%) Office 365
4 26 (3.01%) G Suite
5 21 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (1.85%) GitHub
7 13 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (1.39%) OpenShift
9 11 (1.27%) OpenDNS
10 8 (0.92%) IaaS
11 6 (0.69%) Akamai
12 5 (0.58%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.58%) SaaS
13 4 (0.46%) PaaS
14 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
15 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 650 (75.14%) Firewall
2 325 (37.57%) Network Security
3 284 (32.83%) WAN
4 282 (32.60%) Cisco ASA
5 270 (31.21%) LAN
6 261 (30.17%) Wireless
7 209 (24.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 206 (23.82%) BGP
9 205 (23.70%) OSPF
10 191 (22.08%) VPN
11 136 (15.72%) MPLS
12 131 (15.14%) TCP/IP
13 117 (13.53%) Wi-Fi
14 112 (12.95%) Cisco Firepower
15 103 (11.91%) EIGRP
16 98 (11.33%) VoIP
17 96 (11.10%) DNS
18 84 (9.71%) VLAN
19 82 (9.48%) Wireshark
20 79 (9.13%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.92%) Big Data
1 8 (0.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.58%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.35%) MySQL
3 3 (0.35%) Redis
4 2 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.23%) Neo4j
4 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.12%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (1.85%) JIRA
1 16 (1.85%) Metasploit
2 14 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
3 13 (1.50%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.50%) Subversion
4 12 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (1.39%) Bitbucket
4 12 (1.39%) Maven
5 5 (0.58%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.46%) Hudson
7 2 (0.23%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.23%) GoCD
8 1 (0.12%) Ant
8 1 (0.12%) GitLab
8 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 223 (25.78%) Finance
2 111 (12.83%) Banking
3 59 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 50 (5.78%) Retail
5 21 (2.43%) Advertising
6 19 (2.20%) Aerospace
6 19 (2.20%) Front Office
7 18 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.04%) Law
9 8 (0.92%) Legal
9 8 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.92%) Marketing
10 7 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.46%) Electronics
11 4 (0.46%) Games
12 2 (0.23%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.12%) Military
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 400 (46.24%) Network Engineer
2 167 (19.31%) Security Engineer
3 119 (13.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 116 (13.41%) Consultant
5 90 (10.40%) Security Consultant
6 78 (9.02%) Senior Network Engineer
7 77 (8.90%) Cisco Engineer
8 72 (8.32%) Architect
9 70 (8.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 60 (6.94%) Analyst
11 54 (6.24%) Cisco Consultant
12 47 (5.43%) Cisco Security Consultant
13 45 (5.20%) Security Analyst
14 44 (5.09%) Network Analyst
15 42 (4.86%) Network Consultant
16 37 (4.28%) Network Security Analyst
16 37 (4.28%) Security Architect
17 33 (3.82%) Network Security Consultant
17 33 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
18 29 (3.35%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.40%) 802.1X
2 39 (4.51%) XMPP
3 15 (1.73%) SailPoint
4 11 (1.27%) Web Services
5 8 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (0.81%) .NET
7 6 (0.69%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.35%) HTML
8 3 (0.35%) LAMP
8 3 (0.35%) LDAP
8 3 (0.35%) XML
9 2 (0.23%) Flask
9 2 (0.23%) JSON
9 2 (0.23%) SAML
9 2 (0.23%) YAML
10 1 (0.12%) CGI
10 1 (0.12%) Jinja
10 1 (0.12%) Kafka
10 1 (0.12%) Middleware
10 1 (0.12%) Series 60
Miscellaneous
1 171 (19.77%) Data Centre
2 77 (8.90%) Self-Motivation
3 66 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (5.55%) Management Information System
5 46 (5.32%) Video Conferencing
6 32 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
7 25 (2.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 24 (2.77%) Linux Command Line
9 21 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.62%) CMDB
11 13 (1.50%) Clustering
11 13 (1.50%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.27%) Fintech
12 11 (1.27%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.16%) BYOD
13 10 (1.16%) e-Learning
13 10 (1.16%) Wiki
14 8 (0.92%) PKI
15 7 (0.81%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 141 (16.30%) Windows
2 124 (14.34%) Linux
3 60 (6.94%) Unix
4 59 (6.82%) Windows Server
5 34 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (3.01%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.85%) Windows 10
10 15 (1.73%) CentOS
11 13 (1.50%) Debian
11 13 (1.50%) Mac OS X
12 10 (1.16%) Kali Linux
13 6 (0.69%) FreeBSD
13 6 (0.69%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.35%) Solaris
17 1 (0.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
2 122 (14.10%) Cybersecurity
3 111 (12.83%) Information Security
4 101 (11.68%) SIEM
5 78 (9.02%) Network Management
6 76 (8.79%) ITIL
7 68 (7.86%) Presales
8 64 (7.40%) Kalman Filter
9 62 (7.17%) Network Monitoring
10 61 (7.05%) Computer Science
11 55 (6.36%) Network Design
12 51 (5.90%) Load Balancing
12 51 (5.90%) Root Cause Analysis
12 51 (5.90%) Security Operations
13 47 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 47 (5.43%) Line Management
14 46 (5.32%) Penetration Testing
14 46 (5.32%) Web Filtering
15 40 (4.62%) Change Management
15 40 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 94 (10.87%) Python
2 69 (7.98%) PowerShell
3 41 (4.74%) Perl
4 33 (3.82%) SQL
5 21 (2.43%) Shell Script
6 19 (2.20%) Bash Shell
7 18 (2.08%) C
8 16 (1.85%) Java
9 12 (1.39%) C#
10 9 (1.04%) C++
10 9 (1.04%) VB
11 2 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 501 (57.92%) Cisco Certification
2 381 (44.05%) CCNP
3 221 (25.55%) CCNA
4 181 (20.92%) CCIE
5 96 (11.10%) Degree
6 56 (6.47%) CCSA
6 56 (6.47%) CISSP
7 50 (5.78%) Security Cleared
8 43 (4.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 41 (4.74%) SC Cleared
10 38 (4.39%) CCVP
11 35 (4.05%) JNCIS
12 32 (3.70%) CCDP
13 27 (3.12%) JNCIP
14 25 (2.89%) CEH
15 23 (2.66%) JNCIE
16 21 (2.43%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 21 (2.43%) CISM
17 19 (2.20%) CCSE
18 17 (1.97%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.62%) SLA
2 34 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (3.70%) PCI DSS
4 24 (2.77%) PMO
5 12 (1.39%) GDPR
6 8 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.58%) NIST 800
7 5 (0.58%) SEPA
8 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.35%) GPG13
9 3 (0.35%) QA
10 2 (0.23%) COBIT
10 2 (0.23%) FISMA
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 114 (13.18%) Active Directory
2 75 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.35%) Docker
4 26 (3.01%) Hyper-V
5 24 (2.77%) VMware NSX
6 20 (2.31%) ProxySG
7 18 (2.08%) Snort
8 16 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.69%) KVM
10 6 (0.69%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.58%) vSphere
11 5 (0.58%) XenApp
12 4 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.35%) HDFS
14 2 (0.23%) Firmware
14 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.23%) Squid
14 2 (0.23%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 69 (7.98%) Stealthwatch
2 63 (7.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 47 (5.43%) Nessus
4 33 (3.82%) FortiGate
5 32 (3.70%) QRadar
6 30 (3.47%) Nagios
7 29 (3.35%) Puppet
8 26 (3.01%) Ansible
9 23 (2.66%) SCCM
10 18 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
11 17 (1.97%) Cisco Prime
11 17 (1.97%) Kubernetes
11 17 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
12 16 (1.85%) Backup Exec
12 16 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (1.73%) Terraform
14 14 (1.62%) Cisco UCCE
14 14 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
14 14 (1.62%) Salt
15 13 (1.50%) Packer
Vendors
1 751 (86.82%) Cisco
2 450 (52.02%) CheckPoint
3 336 (38.84%) Juniper
4 240 (27.75%) F5
5 173 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 132 (15.26%) SolarWinds
7 117 (13.53%) Microsoft
8 116 (13.41%) VMware
9 103 (11.91%) Meraki
10 99 (11.45%) Symantec
11 69 (7.98%) HP
11 69 (7.98%) McAfee
11 69 (7.98%) Splunk
12 64 (7.40%) Blue Coat
13 52 (6.01%) Citrix
14 49 (5.66%) Riverbed
15 48 (5.55%) FireEye
16 42 (4.86%) ArcSight
16 42 (4.86%) Aruba
16 42 (4.86%) LogRhythm