Period
to 27 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 27 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco Certification
UK > England
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 171 139 188
Rank change year-on-year -32 +49 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 481 1,402 1,421
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.87% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.53% 9.06% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 967 905
Median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £258
90th Percentile £579 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 51 45
Median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +4.62% +22.76%
10th Percentile £22.50 £16.25 £17.50
90th Percentile £168.75 £52.50 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year - +14.50% +1.55%

Cisco Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,371 15,480 18,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.84% 20.59% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,465 9,542 10,757
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +4.29%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £259
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 736 851
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.36 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £60.67 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -0.48%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification in England.

Daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco Certification in England over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification in England.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco Certification in England over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification within the England region over the 6 months to 27 November 2020. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 180 £450 +5.88% 58
South East -12 86 £425 +6.25% 44
South West +83 75 £425 +6.25% 25
Midlands -4 48 £425 -5.56% 37
North of England -5 44 £400 +6.67% 57
East of England +35 42 £413 +8.20% 24
West Midlands +16 36 £425 -14.79% 24
North West -9 30 £375 -6.25% 37
Yorkshire +37 14 £500 +33.33% 16
East Midlands +9 10 £381 +8.93% 13
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 349 (72.56%) Cisco
2 286 (59.46%) CCNP
3 226 (46.99%) CCNA
4 192 (39.92%) Firewall
5 155 (32.22%) Security Cleared
6 124 (25.78%) WAN
7 122 (25.36%) CCIE
8 114 (23.70%) LAN
9 100 (20.79%) SC Cleared
10 99 (20.58%) BGP
11 89 (18.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 88 (18.30%) Network Security
13 87 (18.09%) OSPF
14 85 (17.67%) CISSP
15 81 (16.84%) VMware
16 79 (16.42%) Finance
16 79 (16.42%) Data Centre
17 74 (15.38%) VPN
18 71 (14.76%) Juniper
19 69 (14.35%) Cisco ASA
20 67 (13.93%) F5
21 66 (13.72%) DV Cleared
22 65 (13.51%) MPLS
23 64 (13.31%) Microsoft
23 64 (13.31%) Azure
24 60 (12.47%) Migration
24 60 (12.47%) ITIL
25 58 (12.06%) Windows
26 56 (11.64%) Palo Alto
27 55 (11.43%) DNS

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 11 (2.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (1.66%) ArcGIS
3 8 (1.66%) IIS
4 5 (1.04%) CMS
5 4 (0.83%) Apache
6 3 (0.62%) Confluence
6 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.62%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.42%) nginx
7 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.66%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 64 (13.31%) Azure
2 49 (10.19%) AWS
3 16 (3.33%) Office 365
4 14 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (1.25%) IaaS
8 5 (1.04%) GCP
9 4 (0.83%) SaaS
10 3 (0.62%) PaaS
11 2 (0.42%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.42%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 192 (39.92%) Firewall
2 124 (25.78%) WAN
3 114 (23.70%) LAN
4 99 (20.58%) BGP
5 89 (18.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 88 (18.30%) Network Security
7 87 (18.09%) OSPF
8 74 (15.38%) VPN
9 69 (14.35%) Cisco ASA
10 65 (13.51%) MPLS
11 55 (11.43%) DNS
12 45 (9.36%) VoIP
12 45 (9.36%) Wireless
13 39 (8.11%) EIGRP
14 36 (7.48%) DHCP
14 36 (7.48%) TCP/IP
15 26 (5.41%) Cisco Firepower
15 26 (5.41%) IPsec
16 24 (4.99%) Cisco ISE
16 24 (4.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.66%) GIS
3 3 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.42%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.42%) MySQL
5 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (2.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.66%) JIRA
3 5 (1.04%) Burp Suite
4 4 (0.83%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.42%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.21%) GitLab
General
1 79 (16.42%) Finance
2 41 (8.52%) Public Sector
3 35 (7.28%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.70%) Banking
5 7 (1.46%) Electronics
6 6 (1.25%) Legal
7 5 (1.04%) Advertising
7 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.83%) Local Government
8 4 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.62%) Marketing
10 2 (0.42%) French Language
10 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Military
10 2 (0.42%) Police
10 2 (0.42%) Retail
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 217 (45.11%) Network Engineer
2 62 (12.89%) Architect
3 41 (8.52%) Consultant
4 38 (7.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 37 (7.69%) Network Architect
6 35 (7.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 32 (6.65%) Security Engineer
8 30 (6.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 30 (6.24%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 19 (3.95%) Analyst
9 19 (3.95%) Network Consultant
10 18 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (3.74%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 17 (3.53%) Security Architect
12 14 (2.91%) Network Support
12 14 (2.91%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.49%) Network Analyst
13 12 (2.49%) Security Consultant
14 11 (2.29%) Network Support Engineer
15 10 (2.08%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.29%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (1.25%) Web Services
3 5 (1.04%) Middleware
4 4 (0.83%) REST
4 4 (0.83%) WebRTC
5 3 (0.62%) HTML
5 3 (0.62%) XMPP
6 2 (0.42%) COM
6 2 (0.42%) JSON
6 2 (0.42%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.42%) LDAP
6 2 (0.42%) ModSecurity
6 2 (0.42%) SAML
6 2 (0.42%) XML
6 2 (0.42%) YAML
7 1 (0.21%) CGI
7 1 (0.21%) Flash
7 1 (0.21%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (16.42%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.49%) PKI
6 10 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.66%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.04%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.83%) CESG
10 4 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.83%) Handset
10 4 (0.83%) NHS
10 4 (0.83%) Tandem
11 3 (0.62%) Clustering
11 3 (0.62%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.62%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.62%) Life Science
11 3 (0.62%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 58 (12.06%) Windows
2 40 (8.32%) Linux
3 35 (7.28%) Windows Server
4 20 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (3.95%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (2.70%) Unix
6 13 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 13 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.08%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.66%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (1.04%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.83%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (0.42%) Solaris
12 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (12.47%) ITIL
1 60 (12.47%) Migration
2 44 (9.15%) Change Management
3 41 (8.52%) DevOps
3 41 (8.52%) Information Security
4 40 (8.32%) Cybersecurity
5 35 (7.28%) Network Design
6 33 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (6.44%) Load Balancing
9 25 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 23 (4.78%) Security Operations
11 21 (4.37%) Security Architecture
12 20 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (4.16%) SIEM
13 18 (3.74%) Computer Science
13 18 (3.74%) Vulnerability Management
14 17 (3.53%) Network Management
15 16 (3.33%) Service Delivery
15 16 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.48%) Python
2 21 (4.37%) PowerShell
3 19 (3.95%) C
4 11 (2.29%) Perl
5 8 (1.66%) VB
6 7 (1.46%) Java
7 6 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.04%) SQL
9 3 (0.62%) R
10 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.21%) C#
11 1 (0.21%) C++
11 1 (0.21%) PHP
11 1 (0.21%) Ruby
11 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 286 (59.46%) CCNP
2 226 (46.99%) CCNA
3 155 (32.22%) Security Cleared
4 122 (25.36%) CCIE
5 100 (20.79%) SC Cleared
6 85 (17.67%) CISSP
7 66 (13.72%) DV Cleared
8 43 (8.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 36 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (6.65%) CCSP
11 29 (6.03%) CISM
12 25 (5.20%) Degree
13 15 (3.12%) CCDP
13 15 (3.12%) CEH
14 14 (2.91%) CISA
14 14 (2.91%) GCIA
15 13 (2.70%) CCDA
15 13 (2.70%) GCIH
15 13 (2.70%) SANS
16 12 (2.49%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.37%) NIST
2 18 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.70%) SLA
4 9 (1.87%) GDPR
5 8 (1.66%) NCSC
5 8 (1.66%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.66%) QA
6 7 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.62%) GxP
8 2 (0.42%) COBIT
9 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (9.77%) Active Directory
3 40 (8.32%) VMware NSX
4 7 (1.46%) Docker
5 6 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.25%) vSphere
6 5 (1.04%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.83%) vCloud
8 2 (0.42%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (9.15%) Ansible
2 19 (3.95%) FortiGate
3 18 (3.74%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (2.49%) Nessus
6 10 (2.08%) Puppet
7 9 (1.87%) vCenter Server
8 8 (1.66%) Terraform
9 7 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
9 7 (1.46%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.25%) WSUS
11 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.83%) vRealize
12 4 (0.83%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 3 (0.62%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.62%) SCCM
13 3 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 349 (72.56%) Cisco
2 81 (16.84%) VMware
3 71 (14.76%) Juniper
4 67 (13.93%) F5
5 64 (13.31%) Microsoft
6 56 (11.64%) Palo Alto
7 55 (11.43%) CheckPoint
8 33 (6.86%) SolarWinds
9 31 (6.44%) Fortinet
10 23 (4.78%) Citrix
11 22 (4.57%) Splunk
12 18 (3.74%) Dell
12 18 (3.74%) Meraki
13 16 (3.33%) HP
14 14 (2.91%) Arista
15 13 (2.70%) Oracle
16 12 (2.49%) Aruba
17 10 (2.08%) Nokia
18 9 (1.87%) Polycom
18 9 (1.87%) Sophos