Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 234 155 160
Rank change year-on-year -79 +5 +31
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 664 541 1,502
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.15% 1.69% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.91% 6.88% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 360 979
10th Percentile £250 £213 £245
25th Percentile £325 £342 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £413
Median % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £525 £538 £500
90th Percentile £611 £600 £578
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 21 69
10th Percentile £13.97 £16.67 £15.95
25th Percentile £18.13 £18.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate £23.75 £26.81 £33.40
Median % change year-on-year -11.41% -19.73% +39.17%
75th Percentile £50.16 £40.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £57.60 £45.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +3.23% +24.00%

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 11,229 7,868 16,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.45% 24.58% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,212 5,230 10,148
10th Percentile £306 £293 £263
25th Percentile £403 £400 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £595 £575 £575
90th Percentile £680 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 273 660
10th Percentile £12.39 £15.25 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.25 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.61 £33.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.82% -5.64% +55.81%
75th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £64.12 £60.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £29.31 £31.61 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.27% -9.69% +62.79%

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 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -105 215 £450 +5.88% 97
South East -19 142 £415 +3.75% 52
North of England 0 117 £450 +28.57% 51
South West -2 69 £400 -11.11% 30
North West -18 59 £427 +22.00% 22
Midlands -65 55 £375 -31.82% 37
Yorkshire -6 46 £460 +31.43% 23
East of England -15 38 £325 -27.78% 15
West Midlands -67 36 £425 -22.73% 23
East Midlands -19 19 £300 - 14
North East +7 13 £550 +25.71% 6
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 428 (64.46%) Cisco
2 341 (51.36%) CCNP
3 316 (47.59%) CCNA
4 268 (40.36%) Firewall
5 183 (27.56%) LAN
6 172 (25.90%) WAN
7 130 (19.58%) Security Cleared
8 115 (17.32%) VMware
8 115 (17.32%) Azure
9 114 (17.17%) CCIE
10 113 (17.02%) Windows
11 111 (16.72%) Data Centre
12 110 (16.57%) Social Skills
12 110 (16.57%) VPN
13 109 (16.42%) ITIL
14 106 (15.96%) Microsoft
14 106 (15.96%) BGP
15 103 (15.51%) Juniper
15 103 (15.51%) Network Security
16 97 (14.61%) Wireless
17 92 (13.86%) Telecoms
17 92 (13.86%) OSPF
18 91 (13.70%) SC Cleared
19 90 (13.55%) MPLS
20 86 (12.95%) F5
21 85 (12.80%) CISSP
22 79 (11.90%) Palo Alto
23 78 (11.75%) Finance
24 74 (11.14%) CheckPoint
24 74 (11.14%) Network Design

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 27 (4.07%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.26%) Confluence
3 13 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.75%) Mule
5 5 (0.75%) SAS
6 4 (0.60%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.45%) IIS
7 3 (0.45%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.30%) CMS
8 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 52 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (4.97%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.60%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) iTrent
1 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.30%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 115 (17.32%) Azure
2 73 (10.99%) AWS
3 35 (5.27%) GCP
4 30 (4.52%) Microsoft 365
5 22 (3.31%) IaaS
6 19 (2.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 13 (1.96%) PaaS
7 13 (1.96%) SaaS
8 11 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.90%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.75%) Azure Sentinel
12 5 (0.75%) Serverless
13 4 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.60%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.30%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 268 (40.36%) Firewall
2 183 (27.56%) LAN
3 172 (25.90%) WAN
4 110 (16.57%) VPN
5 106 (15.96%) BGP
6 103 (15.51%) Network Security
7 97 (14.61%) Wireless
8 92 (13.86%) OSPF
9 90 (13.55%) MPLS
10 68 (10.24%) DNS
11 67 (10.09%) TCP/IP
12 65 (9.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 64 (9.64%) Cisco ASA
14 63 (9.49%) Wi-Fi
15 56 (8.43%) DHCP
16 55 (8.28%) VoIP
17 43 (6.48%) VLAN
18 38 (5.72%) Internet
18 38 (5.72%) SD-WAN
19 37 (5.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (0.60%) GIS
3 4 (0.60%) MySQL
3 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2017
4 3 (0.45%) Big Data
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.30%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.30%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.15%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.15%) Looker
6 1 (0.15%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (3.77%) JIRA
2 11 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.60%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 4 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.60%) TestRail
5 2 (0.30%) GitLab
5 2 (0.30%) Maven
6 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 110 (16.57%) Social Skills
2 92 (13.86%) Telecoms
3 78 (11.75%) Finance
4 34 (5.12%) Banking
4 34 (5.12%) Public Sector
5 26 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
7 13 (1.96%) Documentation Skills
8 10 (1.51%) Law
9 9 (1.36%) Billing
10 8 (1.20%) Marketing
11 7 (1.05%) Back Office
12 6 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.90%) Legal
12 6 (0.90%) Retail
13 5 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
14 4 (0.60%) Local Government
14 4 (0.60%) Police
15 3 (0.45%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 277 (41.72%) Network Engineer
2 116 (17.47%) Architect
3 56 (8.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 55 (8.28%) Network Architect
5 45 (6.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 38 (5.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 36 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (5.12%) Security Architect
9 33 (4.97%) Security Engineer
9 33 (4.97%) Senior Network Engineer
10 29 (4.37%) Analyst
11 28 (4.22%) Consultant
11 28 (4.22%) Design Engineer
12 25 (3.77%) Support Engineer
13 22 (3.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 20 (3.01%) Network Security Engineer
14 20 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
15 18 (2.71%) Senior Architect
16 14 (2.11%) Cloud Architect
16 14 (2.11%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.01%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.11%) LDAP
3 7 (1.05%) Express
4 5 (0.75%) XMPP
5 4 (0.60%) Jinja
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.60%) RESTful
5 4 (0.60%) Spine.js
5 4 (0.60%) Web Services
6 2 (0.30%) EDI
6 2 (0.30%) Flash
6 2 (0.30%) HTML
6 2 (0.30%) REST
6 2 (0.30%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.15%) .NET
7 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.15%) Ajax
7 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.15%) Velocity
7 1 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (16.72%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.86%) Driving Licence
3 19 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 16 (2.41%) PKI
5 13 (1.96%) NHS
6 11 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (1.36%) Fibre Optics
7 9 (1.36%) Handset
7 9 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.05%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.05%) Replication
9 6 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (0.90%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.60%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.60%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.60%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 113 (17.02%) Windows
2 65 (9.79%) Linux
3 56 (8.43%) Windows Server
4 31 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (3.92%) Windows Server 2019
6 24 (3.61%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (2.11%) Unix
7 14 (2.11%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.05%) VMS
11 5 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.60%) Android
13 3 (0.45%) SUSE
13 3 (0.45%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.15%) Solaris
15 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (16.42%) ITIL
2 74 (11.14%) Network Design
3 65 (9.79%) Migration
4 53 (7.98%) Information Security
5 51 (7.68%) Network Management
6 47 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 47 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (6.78%) Cybersecurity
8 40 (6.02%) Computer Science
9 35 (5.27%) Project Management
10 34 (5.12%) Load Balancing
11 32 (4.82%) Service Delivery
12 28 (4.22%) Change Management
12 28 (4.22%) DevOps
12 28 (4.22%) Project Delivery
13 27 (4.07%) Network Architecture
14 26 (3.92%) Risk Management
15 24 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
16 23 (3.46%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (8.58%) Python
2 31 (4.67%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.81%) C
3 12 (1.81%) SQL
4 10 (1.51%) Go
5 8 (1.20%) Java
6 6 (0.90%) C++
7 5 (0.75%) Ruby
8 4 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.60%) Rust
8 4 (0.60%) VB
9 3 (0.45%) Tcl
10 2 (0.30%) Perl
11 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 341 (51.36%) CCNP
2 316 (47.59%) CCNA
3 130 (19.58%) Security Cleared
4 114 (17.17%) CCIE
5 91 (13.70%) SC Cleared
6 85 (12.80%) CISSP
7 70 (10.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 62 (9.34%) Degree
9 60 (9.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 45 (6.78%) MCSE
11 37 (5.57%) CISM
12 31 (4.67%) CCSP
12 31 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 26 (3.92%) CCDP
13 26 (3.92%) DV Cleared
14 21 (3.16%) JNCIP
14 21 (3.16%) MCSA
15 20 (3.01%) CISA
15 20 (3.01%) GIAC
16 18 (2.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.78%) SLA
2 29 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (3.77%) NIST
4 15 (2.26%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.81%) GDPR
6 10 (1.51%) NIST 800
7 8 (1.20%) QA
8 7 (1.05%) PMO
8 7 (1.05%) SOC 2
9 6 (0.90%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.60%) COBIT
11 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.45%) ITGC
12 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.30%) GRC
12 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 74 (11.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (9.64%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (3.61%) vSphere
5 16 (2.41%) VMware NSX
6 10 (1.51%) Docker
6 10 (1.51%) Firmware
7 8 (1.20%) XenApp
8 6 (0.90%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.75%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.60%) iptables
10 4 (0.60%) KVM
10 4 (0.60%) Xen
11 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.30%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 37 (5.57%) Ansible
2 16 (2.41%) WSUS
3 15 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (2.11%) FortiGate
5 13 (1.96%) SCCM
6 12 (1.81%) vCenter Server
7 11 (1.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 11 (1.66%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (1.20%) HP NNM
9 8 (1.20%) Terraform
10 7 (1.05%) SCOM
11 6 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (0.75%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 4 (0.60%) Puppet
14 3 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
14 3 (0.45%) FlexNet
14 3 (0.45%) Nagios
14 3 (0.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 428 (64.46%) Cisco
2 115 (17.32%) VMware
3 106 (15.96%) Microsoft
4 103 (15.51%) Juniper
5 86 (12.95%) F5
6 79 (11.90%) Palo Alto
7 74 (11.14%) CheckPoint
8 54 (8.13%) Fortinet
9 41 (6.17%) Meraki
10 34 (5.12%) Aruba
11 31 (4.67%) Infoblox
12 30 (4.52%) Citrix
13 28 (4.22%) HP
14 26 (3.92%) SolarWinds
15 24 (3.61%) Google
16 17 (2.56%) Dell
17 15 (2.26%) Nokia
18 14 (2.11%) Avaya
18 14 (2.11%) Ruckus Wireless
19 13 (1.96%) Oracle