The first table below looks at the demand for CCNP in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 213 156 202
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +46
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 29 94 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 1.28% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 5.58% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 25 86 47
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,300 £56,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1587 1684 1883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.81% 23.01% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1417 1624
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CCNP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CCNP
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCNP across the North West region.

CCNP Salary Trend in the North West

CCNP
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CCNP across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

CCNP Salary Histogram in the North West

CCNP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -25 21 £38,750 -8.82% 5
Cheshire +3 8 £29,750 -11.19%
Merseyside -6 1 £58,000 -10.76%
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing CCNP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CCNP.

1 96 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (75.00%) Cisco
3 57 (59.38%) WAN
4 42 (43.75%) LAN
5 39 (40.63%) MPLS
6 33 (34.38%) Firewall
7 32 (33.33%) OSPF
7 32 (33.33%) CCNA
8 31 (32.29%) Wireless
9 29 (30.21%) BGP
9 29 (30.21%) VPN
9 29 (30.21%) CCIE
10 28 (29.17%) Ethernet
11 24 (25.00%) Finance
11 24 (25.00%) VMware
12 22 (22.92%) CheckPoint
12 22 (22.92%) Juniper
13 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
14 20 (20.83%) TCP/IP
14 20 (20.83%) IPsec
14 20 (20.83%) F5
15 19 (19.79%) Multicast
15 19 (19.79%) VLAN
16 18 (18.75%) EIGRP
16 18 (18.75%) CCIP
17 17 (17.71%) CiscoWorks
17 17 (17.71%) OpenView
18 15 (15.63%) Citrix
18 15 (15.63%) Financial Institution
18 15 (15.63%) Cisco IOS

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing CCNP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CCNP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.29%) Lync
2 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.04%) SaaS
2 1 (1.04%) PaaS
2 1 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (59.38%) WAN
2 42 (43.75%) LAN
3 39 (40.63%) MPLS
4 33 (34.38%) Firewall
5 32 (33.33%) OSPF
6 31 (32.29%) Wireless
7 29 (30.21%) BGP
7 29 (30.21%) VPN
8 28 (29.17%) Ethernet
9 20 (20.83%) TCP/IP
9 20 (20.83%) IPsec
10 19 (19.79%) Multicast
10 19 (19.79%) VLAN
11 18 (18.75%) EIGRP
12 15 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (13.54%) Internet
14 12 (12.50%) BIG-IP
14 12 (12.50%) 802.11
14 12 (12.50%) DWDM
14 12 (12.50%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) MySQL
1 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (25.00%) Finance
2 15 (15.63%) Financial Institution
3 9 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.17%) Back Office
5 3 (3.13%) Advertising
6 2 (2.08%) Retail
7 1 (1.04%) Billing
7 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (40.63%) Network Engineer
2 12 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
3 11 (11.46%) Consultant
3 11 (11.46%) Architect
4 9 (9.38%) Network Architect
5 7 (7.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.29%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (5.21%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Analyst
6 5 (5.21%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Pre Sales Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) RESTful
1 5 (5.21%) Ember.js
1 5 (5.21%) WCF
1 5 (5.21%) jQuery
1 5 (5.21%) SOAP
1 5 (5.21%) Web Services
2 1 (1.04%) NHibernate
2 1 (1.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.21%) IPTV
2 4 (4.17%) Firmware
2 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (4.17%) iPhone
3 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.08%) SCADA
4 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.58%) Windows
2 7 (7.29%) UNIX
2 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (4.17%) Linux
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.63%) Network Design
2 11 (11.46%) ITIL
2 11 (11.46%) Network Management
3 10 (10.42%) Network Architecture
4 8 (8.33%) Migration
4 8 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (8.33%) Security Architecture
5 7 (7.29%) WAN Optimisation
6 5 (5.21%) Kanban
6 5 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (5.21%) TDD
6 5 (5.21%) CRM
6 5 (5.21%) OOD
6 5 (5.21%) SOA
6 5 (5.21%) Project Management
6 5 (5.21%) Change Management
6 5 (5.21%) Scrum
7 4 (4.17%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.17%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.25%) PHP
2 5 (5.21%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.21%) C#
2 5 (5.21%) Delphi
2 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.21%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (1.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 96 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (33.33%) CCNA
3 29 (30.21%) CCIE
4 18 (18.75%) CCIP
5 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (9.38%) JNCIA
6 9 (9.38%) MCP
6 9 (9.38%) MCSE
7 8 (8.33%) CCDP
8 7 (7.29%) Degree
8 7 (7.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (5.21%) JNCIE
10 4 (4.17%) MCSA
11 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
11 3 (3.13%) CCDA
11 3 (3.13%) CISSP
12 2 (2.08%) A+ Certification
12 2 (2.08%) CCA
12 2 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (2.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.17%) Terminal Services
3 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.04%) vSphere
4 1 (1.04%) XenApp
4 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.04%) vCloud
4 1 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (17.71%) CiscoWorks
1 17 (17.71%) OpenView
2 1 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 72 (75.00%) Cisco
2 24 (25.00%) VMware
3 22 (22.92%) CheckPoint
3 22 (22.92%) Juniper
4 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
5 20 (20.83%) F5
6 15 (15.63%) Citrix
7 13 (13.54%) Fortinet
8 11 (11.46%) HP
9 8 (8.33%) Blue Coat
10 7 (7.29%) Nokia
11 6 (6.25%) Riverbed
11 6 (6.25%) SolarWinds
12 5 (5.21%) Dell
13 4 (4.17%) Redback
14 3 (3.13%) Aruba
15 2 (2.08%) Symantec
15 2 (2.08%) NetApp
15 2 (2.08%) McAfee
15 2 (2.08%) SonicWALL
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