The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 31 49 36
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 6870 5908 6639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.21% 4.92% 5.91%
As % of the Vendors category 13.20% 10.52% 12.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5427 4854 5447
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
52036 56135 54562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.04% 46.75% 48.59%
Number of salaries quoted 41684 44973 44458
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,225 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK.

Cisco Salary Trend in the UK

Cisco
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cisco over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 within the UK.

Cisco Salary Histogram in the UK

Cisco
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
England +19 6498 £45,000 +5.88% 708
London +17 2675 £50,000 +5.26% 220
South East +11 1632 £45,000 +7.14% 192
City of London +22 782 £52,500 +5.00% 67
Berkshire +9 542 £50,000 +11.11% 72
Yorkshire -7 446 £40,000 +6.66% 58
East of England +14 430 £45,000 +12.50% 41
North West +22 400 £37,500 - 53
Hampshire +6 359 £46,000 +15.00% 50
South West +23 349 £37,500 -6.25% 60
West Midlands +5 344 £40,000 - 51
Surrey +24 332 £43,750 -2.77% 29
West Yorkshire 0 328 £42,500 +21.42% 41
Leeds +8 285 £45,000 +20.00% 33
Reading +4 267 £47,500 +1.06% 30
Manchester +24 222 £37,500 +7.14% 30
Hertfordshire +5 215 £44,000 +0.57% 19
East Midlands +16 214 £35,000 -12.50% 25
Buckinghamshire +1 142 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Birmingham -1 141 £43,750 +2.94% 18
Wales -4 117 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Cheshire +22 106 £40,000 -3.61% 9
Essex +19 104 £47,500 +5.55% 7
South Wales -8 104 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Kent -2 102 £45,000 +38.46% 5
Scotland +10 94 £36,878 -1.65% 16
Bristol +8 91 £42,000 +5.00% 15
Gloucestershire +28 87 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Milton Keynes +4 84 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Oxfordshire +35 80 £47,500 +28.37% 10

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Cisco 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 Cisco.

1 5826 (44.11%) Firewall
2 5649 (42.77%) Cisco Certification
3 5470 (41.41%) Windows
4 4737 (35.86%) VMware
5 4130 (31.27%) Microsoft
6 3605 (27.29%) WAN
7 3409 (25.81%) CCNP
8 3372 (25.53%) LAN
9 3093 (23.42%) CCNA
10 3070 (23.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3004 (22.74%) Active Directory
12 2880 (21.80%) Juniper
13 2604 (19.72%) ITIL
14 2581 (19.54%) CheckPoint
15 2516 (19.05%) Linux
16 2309 (17.48%) MS Exchange
17 2251 (17.04%) HP
18 2247 (17.01%) Citrix
19 2230 (16.88%) Cisco ASA
20 2204 (16.69%) VPN
21 2117 (16.03%) SAN
22 2064 (15.63%) Finance
23 1980 (14.99%) TCP/IP
24 1968 (14.90%) Windows Server 2008
25 1939 (14.68%) DNS
26 1839 (13.92%) MPLS
27 1833 (13.88%) MS Excel
28 1800 (13.63%) BGP
29 1736 (13.14%) F5
30 1733 (13.12%) Network Security

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Cisco 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 Cisco. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2309 (17.48%) MS Exchange
2 967 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 767 (5.81%) Lync
4 623 (4.72%) SharePoint
5 616 (4.66%) IIS
6 521 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 488 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 399 (3.02%) Apache
9 368 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
10 333 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 257 (1.95%) Tomcat
12 154 (1.17%) WebSphere
13 85 (0.64%) JBoss
14 83 (0.63%) OpenStack
15 79 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
15 79 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 79 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
16 63 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
17 60 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
18 55 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1833 (13.88%) MS Excel
2 959 (7.26%) MS Office
3 239 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 64 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 40 (0.30%) MS Project
6 7 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.038%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.038%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.023%) SmartSuite
9 3 (0.023%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.015%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.015%) HipChat
11 1 (0.008%) Revit
11 1 (0.008%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.008%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.008%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.008%) SPSS
11 1 (0.008%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 60 (0.45%) RMDS
2 45 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 41 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 35 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 29 (0.22%) Summit
6 24 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
7 13 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (0.091%) SAP CRM
9 11 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.076%) Nortel Periphonics
11 9 (0.068%) Sophis RISQUE
12 6 (0.045%) Sage 50
13 5 (0.038%) Oracle ERP
14 4 (0.030%) Primavera
14 4 (0.030%) MIS ActiveH
14 4 (0.030%) SAP SRM
15 3 (0.023%) SAP ERP
15 3 (0.023%) Bond Adapt
15 3 (0.023%) SAP CCM
15 3 (0.023%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 397 (3.01%) Office 365
2 240 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 199 (1.51%) IaaS
4 183 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 142 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 101 (0.76%) PaaS
7 86 (0.65%) SaaS
7 86 (0.65%) Mimecast
8 59 (0.45%) Google Apps
9 24 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 23 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (0.15%) OpenShift
12 17 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.076%) GitHub
14 7 (0.053%) Datadog
15 6 (0.045%) SoftLayer
16 5 (0.038%) Dropbox
17 4 (0.030%) Yammer
18 3 (0.023%) Google Analytics
19 2 (0.015%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 5826 (44.11%) Firewall
2 3605 (27.29%) WAN
3 3372 (25.53%) LAN
4 2230 (16.88%) Cisco ASA
5 2204 (16.69%) VPN
6 2117 (16.03%) SAN
7 1980 (14.99%) TCP/IP
8 1939 (14.68%) DNS
9 1839 (13.92%) MPLS
10 1800 (13.63%) BGP
11 1733 (13.12%) Network Security
12 1683 (12.74%) Wireless
13 1498 (11.34%) VoIP
14 1467 (11.11%) OSPF
15 1436 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
16 1341 (10.15%) DHCP
17 893 (6.76%) VLAN
18 861 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
19 857 (6.49%) EIGRP
20 673 (5.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1308 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 290 (2.20%) MySQL
3 277 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 149 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 124 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 110 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 104 (0.79%) DB2
8 73 (0.55%) Hadoop
9 62 (0.47%) HBase
10 57 (0.43%) Relational Database
11 48 (0.36%) MongoDB
12 47 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
13 46 (0.35%) NoSQL
14 44 (0.33%) Big Data
15 42 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
16 36 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
17 34 (0.26%) RDBMS
17 34 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
18 25 (0.19%) Data Mining
19 21 (0.16%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 85 (0.64%) Git (software)
2 53 (0.40%) Subversion
3 49 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 48 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 41 (0.31%) Jenkins
6 27 (0.20%) JIRA
7 19 (0.14%) TeamCity
8 18 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.11%) Hudson
9 15 (0.11%) Maven
9 15 (0.11%) Eclipse
10 11 (0.083%) Selenium
11 10 (0.076%) Oracle Forms
11 10 (0.076%) Trac
11 10 (0.076%) Mercurial
11 10 (0.076%) Rational Performance Tester
12 9 (0.068%) Metasploit
12 9 (0.068%) MSI
12 9 (0.068%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (0.061%) Firebug
General
1 2064 (15.63%) Finance
2 1094 (8.28%) Telecoms
3 487 (3.69%) Banking
4 306 (2.32%) Retail
5 236 (1.79%) Law
6 217 (1.64%) Legal
7 213 (1.61%) Advertising
8 192 (1.45%) Marketing
9 152 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 113 (0.86%) Games
11 93 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 87 (0.66%) Back Office
13 86 (0.65%) Electronics
14 74 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 54 (0.41%) Billing
16 38 (0.29%) Automotive
17 32 (0.24%) French Language
18 31 (0.23%) Publishing
19 29 (0.22%) Local Government
20 25 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3362 (25.45%) Network Engineer
2 1270 (9.62%) Support Engineer
3 1250 (9.46%) Analyst
4 1125 (8.52%) Architect
5 1082 (8.19%) Consultant
6 991 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 798 (6.04%) Senior Network Engineer
8 576 (4.36%) Administrator
9 543 (4.11%) Security Engineer
10 454 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
11 448 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
12 433 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
13 411 (3.11%) Support Analyst
14 408 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
15 386 (2.92%) Network Consultant
16 371 (2.81%) Technical Support
17 370 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
17 370 (2.80%) Network Architect
18 357 (2.70%) Network Support
19 351 (2.66%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (1.51%) .NET
2 178 (1.35%) Web Services
3 168 (1.27%) Middleware
4 147 (1.11%) HTML
5 116 (0.88%) XML
6 108 (0.82%) CSS
7 96 (0.73%) XMPP
8 81 (0.61%) LAMP
9 62 (0.47%) XSLT
10 59 (0.45%) Rendezvous
11 58 (0.44%) Ultra Messaging
12 42 (0.32%) Software Packaging
12 42 (0.32%) SOAP
13 40 (0.30%) ASP.NET
14 38 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
15 37 (0.28%) COM
16 35 (0.26%) Regular Expression
17 31 (0.23%) RESTful
18 29 (0.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
18 29 (0.22%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 672 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
2 464 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 433 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 412 (3.12%) Clustering
5 290 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
6 288 (2.18%) Computer Science
7 222 (1.68%) Replication
8 188 (1.42%) Open Source
9 148 (1.12%) FlexPod
10 144 (1.09%) Hedge funds
11 124 (0.94%) Client/Server
12 110 (0.83%) Thin Client
12 110 (0.83%) Fat Client
13 100 (0.76%) Private Cloud
14 90 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
15 74 (0.56%) Mainframe
16 66 (0.50%) User Experience
17 64 (0.48%) iPhone
17 64 (0.48%) PKI
18 61 (0.46%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5470 (41.41%) Windows
2 2516 (19.05%) Linux
3 1968 (14.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 1456 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 1255 (9.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 826 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 712 (5.39%) UNIX
8 508 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 467 (3.54%) Windows 8
10 417 (3.16%) Windows XP
11 407 (3.08%) Solaris
12 202 (1.53%) CentOS
13 183 (1.39%) Ubuntu
14 156 (1.18%) Mac OS X
15 120 (0.91%) Android
16 116 (0.88%) Debian
17 106 (0.80%) Windows Vista
18 99 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
19 90 (0.68%) AIX
20 87 (0.66%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2604 (19.72%) ITIL
2 970 (7.34%) Load Balancing
3 889 (6.73%) Project Management
4 796 (6.03%) Network Design
5 757 (5.73%) Service Delivery
6 678 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 589 (4.46%) Change Management
8 548 (4.15%) Mentoring
9 485 (3.67%) Incident Management
10 479 (3.63%) Network Monitoring
11 471 (3.57%) Migration
12 469 (3.55%) Service Management
13 454 (3.44%) Network Management
14 430 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
15 381 (2.88%) PRINCE2
16 369 (2.79%) Information Security
17 367 (2.78%) Business Continuity
18 354 (2.68%) Problem Management
19 353 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
20 311 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1283 (9.71%) SQL
2 422 (3.20%) PowerShell
3 375 (2.84%) Perl
4 293 (2.22%) Java
5 280 (2.12%) Python
6 239 (1.81%) Bash Shell
7 205 (1.55%) PHP
8 192 (1.45%) C
9 139 (1.05%) JavaScript
10 138 (1.04%) Ruby
11 131 (0.99%) Shell Script
12 68 (0.51%) VB
13 67 (0.51%) VBScript
14 65 (0.49%) C++
15 32 (0.24%) C#
16 27 (0.20%) Tcl
17 26 (0.20%) R
18 21 (0.16%) T-SQL
19 12 (0.091%) VBA
20 9 (0.068%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5649 (42.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3409 (25.81%) CCNP
3 3093 (23.42%) CCNA
4 1442 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1039 (7.87%) MCSE
6 1032 (7.81%) Degree
7 1017 (7.70%) CCIE
8 1008 (7.63%) Security Cleared
9 767 (5.81%) SC Cleared
10 542 (4.10%) MCSA
11 523 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 516 (3.91%) CCSE
13 461 (3.49%) MCITP
14 455 (3.44%) CCSA
15 377 (2.85%) MCP
16 337 (2.55%) CCDP
16 337 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
17 290 (2.20%) CISSP
18 202 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
19 185 (1.40%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1219 (9.23%) SLA
2 305 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 270 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 104 (0.79%) QA
5 97 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 73 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 40 (0.30%) COBIT
8 36 (0.27%) GPG13
9 6 (0.045%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.038%) HL7
10 5 (0.038%) DICOM
11 4 (0.030%) RosettaNet
12 3 (0.023%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 3 (0.023%) BS7799
13 2 (0.015%) GAAP
13 2 (0.015%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.008%) BS25999
14 1 (0.008%) HMG Infosec
14 1 (0.008%) BS15000
14 1 (0.008%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3070 (23.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3004 (22.74%) Active Directory
3 1274 (9.65%) Hyper-V
4 1065 (8.06%) vSphere
5 697 (5.28%) XenApp
6 440 (3.33%) VMware ESX
7 342 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
8 319 (2.42%) XenDesktop
9 237 (1.79%) XenServer
10 225 (1.70%) Terminal Services
11 198 (1.50%) NFS
12 147 (1.11%) Xen
13 143 (1.08%) vCloud
14 124 (0.94%) SRDF
15 111 (0.84%) KVM
16 100 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
17 86 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 83 (0.63%) Terminal Server
19 82 (0.62%) Firmware
20 78 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 518 (3.92%) SCCM
2 349 (2.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 320 (2.42%) SCOM
4 306 (2.32%) Backup Exec
5 278 (2.10%) Nagios
6 218 (1.65%) Puppet
7 179 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
8 171 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
9 137 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 136 (1.03%) WSUS
11 135 (1.02%) Cacti
12 134 (1.01%) FortiGate
13 123 (0.93%) CiscoWorks
14 113 (0.86%) NetBackup
15 108 (0.82%) OpenView
16 104 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
17 97 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
18 88 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
19 83 (0.63%) Tivoli
20 62 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4737 (35.86%) VMware
2 4130 (31.27%) Microsoft
3 2880 (21.80%) Juniper
4 2581 (19.54%) CheckPoint
5 2251 (17.04%) HP
6 2247 (17.01%) Citrix
7 1736 (13.14%) F5
8 1213 (9.18%) NetApp
9 937 (7.09%) EMC
10 795 (6.02%) Dell
11 718 (5.44%) Oracle
12 684 (5.18%) Avaya
13 668 (5.06%) Red Hat
14 620 (4.69%) SolarWinds
15 616 (4.66%) IBM
16 559 (4.23%) Symantec
17 459 (3.48%) Blue Coat
18 410 (3.10%) Fortinet
19 384 (2.91%) Riverbed
20 316 (2.39%) McAfee
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