Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 567 461 484
Rank change year-on-year -106 +23 +118
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 720 1,093 1,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.63% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.02% 1.42% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 609 936 953
UK median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.18% +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £37,400 £35,750 £36,081
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.52% +6.11%

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 70,487 77,165 83,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.83% 44.39% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 54,645 59,744 67,667
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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 -122 683 £59,000 +7.27% 116
London -59 377 £63,000 +5.00% 50
UK excluding London -133 316 £50,000 +5.26% 68
South East -107 161 £58,750 +30.56% 29
East of England +29 80 £45,000 -28.00% 11
North of England -13 46 £48,750 +2.63% 12
North West -21 29 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Yorkshire +20 16 £47,500 - 1
Midlands -26 16 £75,000 +66.67% 9
West Midlands +2 13 £80,000 +77.78% 5
South West -3 12 £44,500 -8.72% 5
Scotland +2 10 £46,250 +23.33% 2
East Midlands -21 3 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Wales +2 2 £39,000 -17.89%
North East - 1 £47,500 - 4

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 627 (87.08%) Cisco
2 558 (77.50%) Firewall
3 403 (55.97%) Cisco Certification
4 329 (45.69%) CheckPoint
5 309 (42.92%) CCNP
6 282 (39.17%) Juniper
7 264 (36.67%) Cisco ASA
8 256 (35.56%) Network Security
9 244 (33.89%) F5
10 243 (33.75%) WAN
11 225 (31.25%) LAN
12 192 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 184 (25.56%) BGP
14 182 (25.28%) VPN
15 180 (25.00%) OSPF
16 177 (24.58%) Wireless
17 175 (24.31%) CCIE
18 156 (21.67%) Fortinet
19 153 (21.25%) Data Centre
20 151 (20.97%) Finance
21 150 (20.83%) CCNA
22 126 (17.50%) SolarWinds
23 118 (16.39%) Wi-Fi
24 116 (16.11%) MPLS
25 109 (15.14%) Microsoft
25 109 (15.14%) Windows
26 108 (15.00%) Linux
27 101 (14.03%) TCP/IP
28 97 (13.47%) VMware
29 95 (13.19%) Cybersecurity

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 15 (2.08%) OpenStack
2 13 (1.81%) Apache
3 12 (1.67%) Confluence
4 10 (1.39%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.97%) IIS
6 6 (0.83%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.69%) CMS
8 4 (0.56%) CloudStack
8 4 (0.56%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.28%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.14%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 37 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.14%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 83 (11.53%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.89%) Office 365
4 24 (3.33%) G Suite
5 13 (1.81%) GitHub
5 13 (1.81%) SaaS
6 9 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.11%) Akamai
7 8 (1.11%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.97%) OpenDNS
9 6 (0.83%) IaaS
9 6 (0.83%) PaaS
10 2 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 558 (77.50%) Firewall
2 264 (36.67%) Cisco ASA
3 256 (35.56%) Network Security
4 243 (33.75%) WAN
5 225 (31.25%) LAN
6 192 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 184 (25.56%) BGP
8 182 (25.28%) VPN
9 180 (25.00%) OSPF
10 177 (24.58%) Wireless
11 118 (16.39%) Wi-Fi
12 116 (16.11%) MPLS
13 101 (14.03%) TCP/IP
14 92 (12.78%) Cisco Firepower
15 83 (11.53%) VLAN
16 80 (11.11%) DNS
17 79 (10.97%) IPsec
18 74 (10.28%) NetScaler
19 69 (9.58%) DHCP
20 68 (9.44%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.81%) Big Data
2 11 (1.53%) Hadoop
3 10 (1.39%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.42%) MySQL
4 3 (0.42%) Redis
5 2 (0.28%) InfluxDB
5 2 (0.28%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.14%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (1.94%) JIRA
1 14 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.25%) Subversion
4 8 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (1.11%) Bitbucket
4 8 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.11%) Maven
5 7 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (0.83%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.42%) Hudson
8 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.28%) GoCD
9 1 (0.14%) GitLab
9 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
General
1 151 (20.97%) Finance
2 73 (10.14%) Banking
3 54 (7.50%) Retail
4 48 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.92%) Advertising
6 14 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.67%) Law
8 9 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.97%) Front Office
9 7 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.69%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.69%) Games
11 4 (0.56%) Legal
12 3 (0.42%) Billing
12 3 (0.42%) Marketing
13 2 (0.28%) Electronics
13 2 (0.28%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 397 (55.14%) Network Engineer
2 146 (20.28%) Security Engineer
3 111 (15.42%) Network Security Engineer
4 103 (14.31%) Senior Network Engineer
5 69 (9.58%) Architect
6 68 (9.44%) Consultant
7 64 (8.89%) Cisco Engineer
8 58 (8.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 51 (7.08%) Security Consultant
10 48 (6.67%) Analyst
11 42 (5.83%) Security Architect
12 37 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
13 36 (5.00%) Security Analyst
14 30 (4.17%) Network Analyst
14 30 (4.17%) Security Solutions Architect
15 28 (3.89%) Network Architect
16 27 (3.75%) Cisco Consultant
17 25 (3.47%) Firewall Engineer
17 25 (3.47%) Network Consultant
17 25 (3.47%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (8.89%) 802.1X
2 27 (3.75%) XMPP
3 14 (1.94%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (1.25%) HTML
5 8 (1.11%) XML
6 7 (0.97%) .NET
7 6 (0.83%) LDAP
8 5 (0.69%) CSS
8 5 (0.69%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.56%) Web Services
10 3 (0.42%) LAMP
10 3 (0.42%) Middleware
10 3 (0.42%) SAML
11 2 (0.28%) Flask
12 1 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
12 1 (0.14%) Jinja
12 1 (0.14%) JSON
12 1 (0.14%) Kafka
12 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
12 1 (0.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 153 (21.25%) Data Centre
2 59 (8.19%) Computer Science
3 48 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 20 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 14 (1.94%) Driving Licence
11 11 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.39%) Fintech
12 10 (1.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 9 (1.25%) BYOD
14 8 (1.11%) DataPower
14 8 (1.11%) NHS
14 8 (1.11%) Public Cloud
14 8 (1.11%) Wiki
15 7 (0.97%) CMDB
15 7 (0.97%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 109 (15.14%) Windows
2 108 (15.00%) Linux
3 44 (6.11%) Unix
4 42 (5.83%) Windows Server
5 29 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (3.47%) Windows 7
7 20 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.36%) Windows 10
9 14 (1.94%) Mac OS X
10 13 (1.81%) FreeBSD
10 13 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.25%) CentOS
12 6 (0.83%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.69%) Debian
14 4 (0.56%) Solaris
15 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.28%) Kali Linux
16 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (13.19%) Cybersecurity
2 87 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
3 86 (11.94%) SIEM
4 82 (11.39%) Load Balancing
5 73 (10.14%) Information Security
6 66 (9.17%) ITIL
7 64 (8.89%) Network Design
8 62 (8.61%) Presales
9 60 (8.33%) Network Management
10 59 (8.19%) Network Monitoring
11 58 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 37 (5.14%) Kalman Filter
13 34 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
13 34 (4.72%) Service Delivery
14 33 (4.58%) Root Cause Analysis
15 32 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
16 31 (4.31%) Security Operations
17 30 (4.17%) Migration
17 30 (4.17%) Web Filtering
18 29 (4.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (7.08%) Python
2 29 (4.03%) PowerShell
3 21 (2.92%) SQL
4 13 (1.81%) Bash Shell
4 13 (1.81%) Perl
5 12 (1.67%) C
5 12 (1.67%) Java
6 3 (0.42%) C#
7 2 (0.28%) Ruby
8 1 (0.14%) Go
8 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 403 (55.97%) Cisco Certification
2 309 (42.92%) CCNP
3 175 (24.31%) CCIE
4 150 (20.83%) CCNA
5 87 (12.08%) Degree
6 47 (6.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 47 (6.53%) Security Cleared
7 44 (6.11%) CCSA
8 40 (5.56%) JNCIP
9 37 (5.14%) CISSP
10 34 (4.72%) SC Cleared
11 24 (3.33%) CCDP
12 22 (3.06%) CCSE
12 22 (3.06%) JNCIS
13 21 (2.92%) JNCIE
14 20 (2.78%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 19 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (2.36%) MCSE
17 15 (2.08%) CCVP
18 14 (1.94%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.28%) SLA
2 26 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 15 (2.08%) PMO
5 10 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (1.25%) GPG13
7 8 (1.11%) GDPR
8 5 (0.69%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.56%) COBIT
10 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.28%) FISMA
11 2 (0.28%) QA
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (10.83%) Active Directory
2 52 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.31%) VMware NSX
4 24 (3.33%) ProxySG
5 22 (3.06%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.36%) Docker
7 13 (1.81%) Snort
8 12 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.25%) HDFS
10 8 (1.11%) vSphere
11 6 (0.83%) KVM
12 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.28%) XenServer
13 1 (0.14%) oVirt
13 1 (0.14%) pfSense
13 1 (0.14%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (6.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 41 (5.69%) Stealthwatch
3 30 (4.17%) Ansible
3 30 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 30 (4.17%) QRadar
4 27 (3.75%) Cisco Prime
5 22 (3.06%) Nagios
5 22 (3.06%) Puppet
6 19 (2.64%) Nessus
7 17 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (2.08%) Backup Exec
9 14 (1.94%) Kubernetes
10 13 (1.81%) Cacti
10 13 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (1.67%) Terraform
12 10 (1.39%) Packer
12 10 (1.39%) Salt
12 10 (1.39%) vCenter Server
13 9 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
13 9 (1.25%) Suricata
Vendors
1 627 (87.08%) Cisco
2 329 (45.69%) CheckPoint
3 282 (39.17%) Juniper
4 244 (33.89%) F5
5 156 (21.67%) Fortinet
6 126 (17.50%) SolarWinds
7 109 (15.14%) Microsoft
8 97 (13.47%) VMware
9 73 (10.14%) Meraki
10 64 (8.89%) Citrix
11 58 (8.06%) Symantec
12 54 (7.50%) HP
13 50 (6.94%) Blue Coat
14 39 (5.42%) Splunk
15 36 (5.00%) McAfee
15 36 (5.00%) Riverbed
16 35 (4.86%) Aruba
17 30 (4.17%) FireEye
18 29 (4.03%) ArcSight
18 29 (4.03%) Google