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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 June 2022 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 > Work from Home
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 538 414 229
Rank change year-on-year -124 -185 -30
Permanent jobs citing Palo Alto 355 196 73
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.46% 0.53% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 1.22% 1.45% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 296 168 66
10th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £51,250 £44,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% -10.71%
75th Percentile £77,813 £72,500 £77,188
90th Percentile £97,500 £78,750 £83,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% - -4.00%

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 WFH option and a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 29,064 13,487 3,351
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 37.33% 36.46% 37.87%
Number of salaries quoted 15,976 10,355 2,739
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% -4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Palo Alto
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Palo Alto as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Palo Alto trend for jobs with a WFH option

Palo Alto
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Palo Alto.

Palo Alto salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Palo Alto
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Palo Alto over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Palo Alto salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, Palo Alto job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 303 (85.35%) Cisco
2 218 (61.41%) Firewall
3 156 (43.94%) Cisco Certification
4 135 (38.03%) WAN
5 130 (36.62%) Azure
6 125 (35.21%) CCNP
7 107 (30.14%) Microsoft
8 103 (29.01%) LAN
9 102 (28.73%) Fortinet
10 97 (27.32%) CheckPoint
11 88 (24.79%) Social Skills
12 82 (23.10%) Wireless
13 80 (22.54%) Network Security
14 79 (22.25%) F5
15 77 (21.69%) AWS
16 76 (21.41%) MPLS
17 75 (21.13%) ITIL
18 68 (19.15%) Data Centre
19 66 (18.59%) Security Cleared
19 66 (18.59%) Juniper
20 65 (18.31%) VMware
21 62 (17.46%) BGP
21 62 (17.46%) Windows
22 61 (17.18%) VPN
22 61 (17.18%) Aruba
23 57 (16.06%) Python
23 57 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
24 56 (15.77%) CCIE
24 56 (15.77%) Wi-Fi
24 56 (15.77%) SD-WAN

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 22 (6.20%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.10%) IIS
3 8 (2.25%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.69%) nginx
5 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.82%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 130 (36.62%) Azure
2 77 (21.69%) AWS
3 36 (10.14%) Microsoft 365
4 30 (8.45%) Azure Sentinel
5 26 (7.32%) GCP
6 14 (3.94%) SaaS
7 10 (2.82%) Azure AKS
7 10 (2.82%) Azure DevOps
8 9 (2.54%) IaaS
8 9 (2.54%) PaaS
9 8 (2.25%) Akamai
10 7 (1.97%) Azure Storage
10 7 (1.97%) Mimecast
11 6 (1.69%) Azure Service Fabric
11 6 (1.69%) Datadog
12 5 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.13%) Lucidchart
13 4 (1.13%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 218 (61.41%) Firewall
2 135 (38.03%) WAN
3 103 (29.01%) LAN
4 82 (23.10%) Wireless
5 80 (22.54%) Network Security
6 76 (21.41%) MPLS
7 62 (17.46%) BGP
8 61 (17.18%) VPN
9 56 (15.77%) SD-WAN
9 56 (15.77%) Wi-Fi
10 54 (15.21%) Cisco ASA
11 52 (14.65%) OSPF
12 51 (14.37%) DNS
13 41 (11.55%) Cisco Nexus
14 40 (11.27%) Cisco ISE
15 38 (10.70%) TCP/IP
16 33 (9.30%) DHCP
17 30 (8.45%) Internet
18 27 (7.61%) Cisco IOS
18 27 (7.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.85%) Power BI
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.28%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 27 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.56%) JIRA
3 2 (0.56%) Maven
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 88 (24.79%) Social Skills
2 44 (12.39%) Finance
3 31 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.35%) Presentation Skills
5 15 (4.23%) Banking
5 15 (4.23%) Law
6 12 (3.38%) Public Sector
6 12 (3.38%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.10%) Aerospace
8 9 (2.54%) Advertising
8 9 (2.54%) Legal
9 7 (1.97%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (1.69%) Military
10 6 (1.69%) Retail
10 6 (1.69%) Retail Finance
11 5 (1.41%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.41%) Influencing Skills
11 5 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.56%) Aviation
12 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 156 (43.94%) Network Engineer
2 60 (16.90%) Architect
3 46 (12.96%) Senior Network Engineer
4 37 (10.42%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (7.61%) Network Architect
6 26 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
6 26 (7.32%) Security Engineer
7 25 (7.04%) Network Manager
8 24 (6.76%) Cloud Architect
9 23 (6.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (6.20%) Analyst
10 22 (6.20%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 22 (6.20%) Consultant
10 22 (6.20%) SIEM Architect
10 22 (6.20%) SOC Architect
11 20 (5.63%) Network Consultant
12 18 (5.07%) Design Engineer
12 18 (5.07%) Network Design Engineer
12 18 (5.07%) Telephony Manager
13 17 (4.79%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.04%) JSON
2 18 (5.07%) XML
3 10 (2.82%) YAML
4 8 (2.25%) .NET
5 6 (1.69%) Web Services
5 6 (1.69%) XMPP
6 3 (0.85%) Middleware
7 2 (0.56%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.56%) ARM Templates
7 2 (0.56%) DCOM
7 2 (0.56%) Flask
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.28%) Jinja
8 1 (0.28%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (19.15%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.20%) Public Cloud
3 20 (5.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 13 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.25%) CMDB
6 6 (1.69%) Tandem
7 5 (1.41%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.41%) Replication
8 4 (1.13%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.13%) IVR
9 3 (0.85%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.85%) HP Storage
9 3 (0.85%) PKI
9 3 (0.85%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (17.46%) Windows
2 35 (9.86%) Linux
3 26 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.79%) Windows 10
5 14 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.54%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (2.25%) VMS
8 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.56%) Android
11 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.56%) Unix
12 1 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (21.13%) ITIL
2 46 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
3 45 (12.68%) Project Management
4 40 (11.27%) Agile
4 40 (11.27%) SIEM
5 37 (10.42%) Network Management
6 35 (9.86%) Mentoring
7 34 (9.58%) Change Management
8 33 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 32 (9.01%) Coaching
9 32 (9.01%) Presales
9 32 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (8.73%) Customer Requirements
10 31 (8.73%) Incident Management
11 30 (8.45%) Network Design
12 28 (7.89%) DevOps
12 28 (7.89%) Security Architecture
13 26 (7.32%) Configuration Management
13 26 (7.32%) Information Security
14 22 (6.20%) SOAR
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.06%) Python
2 34 (9.58%) PowerShell
3 22 (6.20%) SQL
4 8 (2.25%) Bash
5 6 (1.69%) C#
6 4 (1.13%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.56%) C++
7 2 (0.56%) Java
8 1 (0.28%) Perl
8 1 (0.28%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 156 (43.94%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (35.21%) CCNP
3 66 (18.59%) Security Cleared
4 56 (15.77%) CCIE
5 55 (15.49%) SC Cleared
6 50 (14.08%) CCNA
7 30 (8.45%) Degree
8 14 (3.94%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.82%) CCDP
10 9 (2.54%) CISSP
11 6 (1.69%) CCSE
11 6 (1.69%) CISM
11 6 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.13%) CEH
13 4 (1.13%) CISA
13 4 (1.13%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.13%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.13%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (13.52%) SLA
2 18 (5.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.54%) GDPR
5 7 (1.97%) NIST
6 5 (1.41%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.13%) GxP
8 3 (0.85%) NCSC
9 2 (0.56%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (9.58%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.92%) Virtual Desktop
3 21 (5.92%) VMware NSX
4 15 (4.23%) Firmware
5 12 (3.38%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.54%) vSphere
7 5 (1.41%) Docker
7 5 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.28%) Snort
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (10.42%) Ansible
2 30 (8.45%) FortiGate
3 24 (6.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 23 (6.48%) Terraform
5 18 (5.07%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (4.23%) SCCM
7 13 (3.66%) Kubernetes
8 11 (3.10%) Puppet
9 10 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (1.69%) Grafana
10 6 (1.69%) Pingdom
10 6 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (1.41%) NetCrunch
12 4 (1.13%) CASB
12 4 (1.13%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (1.13%) Stealthwatch
12 4 (1.13%) WhatsUp Gold
13 3 (0.85%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 303 (85.35%) Cisco
2 107 (30.14%) Microsoft
3 102 (28.73%) Fortinet
4 97 (27.32%) CheckPoint
5 79 (22.25%) F5
6 66 (18.59%) Juniper
7 65 (18.31%) VMware
8 61 (17.18%) Aruba
9 52 (14.65%) Citrix
10 46 (12.96%) HP
11 45 (12.68%) SolarWinds
12 41 (11.55%) Meraki
13 34 (9.58%) Splunk
14 30 (8.45%) ServiceNow
15 24 (6.76%) Riverbed
16 21 (5.92%) Arista
17 20 (5.63%) Zscaler
18 19 (5.35%) Infoblox
19 17 (4.79%) Blue Coat
20 16 (4.51%) Dell