Period
to 18 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 512 397 375
Rank change year-on-year -115 -22 +204
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 675 327 1,176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.68% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 1.38% 1.75% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 527 266 747
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £35,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.13% +2.17% -2.54%
75th Percentile £70,000 £77,438 £73,750
90th Percentile £84,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -

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 48,954 18,734 57,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.07% 39.10% 41.99%
Number of salaries quoted 32,524 14,983 44,339
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 -116 570 £57,500 +0.00% 129
UK excluding London -38 397 £52,500 +2.94% 87
London -189 233 £65,000 -7.14% 48
Work from Home -145 207 £55,000 +10.00% 27
South East -51 150 £55,000 +7.32% 26
North of England -77 88 £47,500 -9.52% 16
Midlands -100 57 £53,250 +6.50% 19
Scotland -33 56 £55,000 +21.55% 4
North West -66 52 £47,500 -20.83% 14
Yorkshire -76 43 £45,000 -10.00% 2
West Midlands -115 41 £54,000 +2.86% 9
East of England -72 36 £45,000 -5.26% 16
South West -84 22 £65,000 +46.89% 4
East Midlands -63 18 £47,500 +11.76% 10
North East - 13 £45,000 -
Wales - 1 £50,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £60,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 524 (77.63%) Firewall
2 490 (72.59%) Cisco
3 270 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 217 (32.15%) WAN
5 214 (31.70%) CheckPoint
6 212 (31.41%) CCNP
7 203 (30.07%) Network Security
8 199 (29.48%) Azure
9 182 (26.96%) LAN
10 171 (25.33%) VPN
11 160 (23.70%) BGP
12 159 (23.56%) Fortinet
13 135 (20.00%) F5
14 134 (19.85%) OSPF
15 133 (19.70%) Microsoft
16 131 (19.41%) Juniper
17 119 (17.63%) Wireless
18 116 (17.19%) Social Skills
19 114 (16.89%) Data Centre
20 105 (15.56%) CCNA
21 103 (15.26%) Windows
22 101 (14.96%) Microsoft 365
23 99 (14.67%) Cybersecurity
23 99 (14.67%) PowerShell
24 98 (14.52%) Finance
25 97 (14.37%) Network Design
26 94 (13.93%) TCP/IP
27 93 (13.78%) Active Directory
27 93 (13.78%) Cisco ASA
28 92 (13.63%) MPLS

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 23 (3.41%) IIS
2 15 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.93%) Confluence
4 11 (1.63%) CMS
4 11 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (1.63%) Umbraco
4 11 (1.63%) WordPress
5 6 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.63%) Sage 200
2 10 (1.48%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.44%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 199 (29.48%) Azure
2 101 (14.96%) Microsoft 365
3 69 (10.22%) AWS
4 40 (5.93%) IaaS
5 37 (5.48%) Mimecast
6 36 (5.33%) SaaS
7 31 (4.59%) PaaS
8 26 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (3.70%) Azure Sentinel
10 19 (2.81%) Cloudflare
11 18 (2.67%) GCP
12 17 (2.52%) Azure Storage
13 16 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (2.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (1.63%) OneDrive
15 9 (1.33%) Azure Key Vault
15 9 (1.33%) OpenDNS
16 7 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.59%) AWS Direct Connect
18 3 (0.44%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 524 (77.63%) Firewall
2 217 (32.15%) WAN
3 203 (30.07%) Network Security
4 182 (26.96%) LAN
5 171 (25.33%) VPN
6 160 (23.70%) BGP
7 134 (19.85%) OSPF
8 119 (17.63%) Wireless
9 94 (13.93%) TCP/IP
10 93 (13.78%) Cisco ASA
11 92 (13.63%) MPLS
12 91 (13.48%) DNS
13 80 (11.85%) Wi-Fi
14 78 (11.56%) IPsec
15 73 (10.81%) SD-WAN
15 73 (10.81%) VLAN
16 62 (9.19%) VoIP
17 58 (8.59%) EIGRP
18 57 (8.44%) DHCP
19 54 (8.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.89%) GIS
3 3 (0.44%) Data Vault
3 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.30%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.30%) DB2
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.15%) JIRA
3 13 (1.93%) Metasploit
3 13 (1.93%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.30%) Snyk
4 2 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.30%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.15%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.15%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 116 (17.19%) Social Skills
2 98 (14.52%) Finance
3 54 (8.00%) Public Sector
4 28 (4.15%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.81%) Local Government
6 18 (2.67%) Retail
7 17 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (2.22%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.93%) Banking
9 13 (1.93%) Documentation Skills
10 12 (1.78%) Marketing
11 10 (1.48%) Electronics
12 8 (1.19%) Games
12 8 (1.19%) Law
12 8 (1.19%) Legal
12 8 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
13 7 (1.04%) Brand Awareness
14 6 (0.89%) Publishing
15 5 (0.74%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 306 (45.33%) Network Engineer
2 113 (16.74%) Security Engineer
3 94 (13.93%) Cisco Engineer
4 89 (13.19%) Senior Network Engineer
5 67 (9.93%) Network Security Engineer
6 60 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 56 (8.30%) Consultant
7 56 (8.30%) Firewall Engineer
8 55 (8.15%) Architect
9 39 (5.78%) Analyst
10 35 (5.19%) Network Consultant
11 34 (5.04%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 30 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 30 (4.44%) Security Consultant
13 26 (3.85%) Technical Architect
14 23 (3.41%) Administrator
15 22 (3.26%) Juniper Engineer
15 22 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
15 22 (3.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 22 (3.26%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.37%) 802.1X
2 15 (2.22%) JSON
3 14 (2.07%) XML
4 9 (1.33%) Regular Expression
5 7 (1.04%) Web Services
6 5 (0.74%) LDAP
7 4 (0.59%) ISPF
8 2 (0.30%) ARM Templates
8 2 (0.30%) YAML
9 1 (0.15%) .NET
9 1 (0.15%) COM
9 1 (0.15%) CSS
9 1 (0.15%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.15%) WSH
9 1 (0.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 114 (16.89%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (2.81%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.81%) User Experience
4 18 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 16 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 15 (2.22%) Private Cloud
7 12 (1.78%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.19%) PKI
9 8 (1.19%) Tandem
10 7 (1.04%) DataPower
10 7 (1.04%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (0.89%) Social Media
12 5 (0.74%) Clustering
12 5 (0.74%) Video\Live Streaming
13 4 (0.59%) IPTV
13 4 (0.59%) Replication
13 4 (0.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 103 (15.26%) Windows
2 60 (8.89%) Windows Server
3 33 (4.89%) Linux
4 28 (4.15%) Windows 10
5 27 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.96%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (2.96%) Windows Server 2019
7 19 (2.81%) Android
8 16 (2.37%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.48%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.74%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.30%) Unix
12 2 (0.30%) VMS
13 1 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (14.67%) Cybersecurity
2 97 (14.37%) Network Design
3 79 (11.70%) Presales
4 60 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 55 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (7.85%) Customer Requirements
6 53 (7.85%) SIEM
7 52 (7.70%) ITIL
7 52 (7.70%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (5.93%) Migration
9 38 (5.63%) Project Management
10 37 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 37 (5.48%) DevOps
10 37 (5.48%) Information Security
11 31 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
11 31 (4.59%) Network Management
11 31 (4.59%) Security Architecture
12 29 (4.30%) Security Operations
13 28 (4.15%) Project Delivery
14 27 (4.00%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 99 (14.67%) PowerShell
2 66 (9.78%) Python
3 17 (2.52%) SQL
4 13 (1.93%) C
5 10 (1.48%) Perl
6 6 (0.89%) C#
7 5 (0.74%) C++
7 5 (0.74%) VB
8 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 270 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 212 (31.41%) CCNP
3 105 (15.56%) CCNA
4 83 (12.30%) Security Cleared
5 77 (11.41%) SC Cleared
6 59 (8.74%) Degree
7 51 (7.56%) CCIE
8 22 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (3.11%) CISSP
10 20 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (2.22%) CCDP
11 15 (2.22%) JNCIA
12 13 (1.93%) CCSA
13 11 (1.63%) CCSE
13 11 (1.63%) JNCIP
14 10 (1.48%) CISM
15 9 (1.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 7 (1.04%) CCIE Service Provider
16 7 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (1.04%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.96%) SLA
2 18 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.78%) NIST
4 8 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (1.04%) GDPR
5 7 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.89%) SOC 2
7 4 (0.59%) PMO
8 2 (0.30%) GxP
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 93 (13.78%) Active Directory
2 59 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.26%) Firmware
5 14 (2.07%) Docker
5 14 (2.07%) vSphere
6 13 (1.93%) VMware NSX
7 7 (1.04%) Snort
7 7 (1.04%) Squid
7 7 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.59%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.44%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 47 (6.96%) FortiGate
2 34 (5.04%) Terraform
3 23 (3.41%) SCCM
4 20 (2.96%) Ansible
5 19 (2.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 14 (2.07%) Kubernetes
7 14 (2.07%) QRadar
7 14 (2.07%) SolarWinds Orion
8 13 (1.93%) Nessus
9 11 (1.63%) Nmap
10 10 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
11 9 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
12 7 (1.04%) Pingdom
13 6 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.89%) Stealthwatch
14 5 (0.74%) Nexpose
14 5 (0.74%) Suricata
15 3 (0.44%) Jamf Pro
15 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 490 (72.59%) Cisco
2 214 (31.70%) CheckPoint
3 159 (23.56%) Fortinet
4 135 (20.00%) F5
5 133 (19.70%) Microsoft
6 131 (19.41%) Juniper
7 88 (13.04%) Meraki
8 76 (11.26%) Aruba
9 70 (10.37%) McAfee
10 68 (10.07%) VMware
11 62 (9.19%) SolarWinds
12 46 (6.81%) Splunk
13 32 (4.74%) Symantec
14 29 (4.30%) Zscaler
15 27 (4.00%) HP
16 24 (3.56%) Sophos
17 23 (3.41%) Dell
17 23 (3.41%) SonicWALL
18 21 (3.11%) Arista
19 19 (2.81%) Forcepoint