Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 200 151 175
Rank change year-on-year -49 +24 +28
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 535 1,041 1,475
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.38% 1.73% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.12% 8.00% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 750 964
Median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £198 £256 £250
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 70
Median hourly rate £23.21 £24.12 £33.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.77% -27.78% +31.78%
10th Percentile £15.74 £14.33 £17.31
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.01 £54.83
UK median hourly rate £23.21 £23.70 £33.40
% change year-on-year -2.07% -29.04% +30.01%

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 8,741 13,010 17,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.61% 21.65% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,600 8,501 10,931
Median daily rate £475 £475 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.63% +0.89%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +1.55% +3.94% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 481 748
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +12.73% +10.09%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.32 £12.53
90th Percentile £61.25 £56.25 £52.33
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +16.36% +11.97%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -77 171 £450 +5.88% 64
South East -5 113 £400 -2.44% 53
South West +75 73 £400 - 20
North of England +31 66 £363 +1.05% 55
East of England +45 56 £360 +2.86% 18
Midlands -25 52 £263 -41.67% 31
North West +15 42 £363 -9.38% 27
West Midlands -23 36 £319 -36.25% 24
Yorkshire +28 22 £120 -63.08% 22
East Midlands +6 14 £185 -50.67% 7
North East +28 6 £120 -60.00% 6
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 393 (73.46%) Cisco
2 319 (59.63%) CCNP
3 256 (47.85%) CCNA
4 254 (47.48%) Firewall
5 165 (30.84%) Security Cleared
6 154 (28.79%) WAN
7 144 (26.92%) LAN
8 119 (22.24%) CCIE
9 113 (21.12%) BGP
10 104 (19.44%) OSPF
11 102 (19.07%) VMware
12 101 (18.88%) SC Cleared
13 97 (18.13%) Network Security
14 95 (17.76%) VPN
15 93 (17.38%) Microsoft
16 91 (17.01%) Data Centre
17 82 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
18 81 (15.14%) MPLS
19 77 (14.39%) Juniper
19 77 (14.39%) Wireless
19 77 (14.39%) Palo Alto
20 76 (14.21%) Windows
21 75 (14.02%) Finance
22 69 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
23 68 (12.71%) Cisco ASA
23 68 (12.71%) TCP/IP
24 67 (12.52%) CISSP
24 67 (12.52%) Azure
24 67 (12.52%) Ansible
25 64 (11.96%) F5

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 10 (1.87%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.68%) ArcGIS
3 8 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.31%) Confluence
5 5 (0.93%) CMS
5 5 (0.93%) IIS
5 5 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.56%) Mule
7 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.19%) Apache
8 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 37 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (5.42%) MS Visio
3 19 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.68%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.19%) iTrent
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 67 (12.52%) Azure
2 46 (8.60%) AWS
3 18 (3.36%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (2.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 13 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.68%) GCP
7 8 (1.50%) IaaS
8 7 (1.31%) PaaS
9 6 (1.12%) SaaS
10 4 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.56%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.37%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.19%) G Suite
13 1 (0.19%) GitHub
13 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 254 (47.48%) Firewall
2 154 (28.79%) WAN
3 144 (26.92%) LAN
4 113 (21.12%) BGP
5 104 (19.44%) OSPF
6 97 (18.13%) Network Security
7 95 (17.76%) VPN
8 82 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 81 (15.14%) MPLS
10 77 (14.39%) Wireless
11 68 (12.71%) Cisco ASA
11 68 (12.71%) TCP/IP
12 57 (10.65%) DNS
13 48 (8.97%) IPsec
14 47 (8.79%) DHCP
15 43 (8.04%) VoIP
16 42 (7.85%) VLAN
17 41 (7.66%) Wi-Fi
18 35 (6.54%) Cisco ISE
19 30 (5.61%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.50%) GIS
3 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.37%) MySQL
5 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (5.23%) JIRA
2 8 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.93%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.19%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.19%) GitLab
6 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 75 (14.02%) Finance
2 43 (8.04%) Telecoms
3 29 (5.42%) Public Sector
4 24 (4.49%) Banking
5 6 (1.12%) Back Office
5 6 (1.12%) Legal
6 5 (0.93%) Advertising
7 4 (0.75%) Billing
7 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.75%) Police
8 3 (0.56%) Local Government
8 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.37%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.37%) French Language
9 2 (0.37%) Law
9 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.37%) Retail
10 1 (0.19%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 245 (45.79%) Network Engineer
2 73 (13.64%) Architect
3 48 (8.97%) Network Architect
4 41 (7.66%) Consultant
5 40 (7.48%) Cisco Engineer
5 40 (7.48%) Senior Network Engineer
6 33 (6.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 29 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (5.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 26 (4.86%) Security Engineer
10 23 (4.30%) Analyst
11 22 (4.11%) Network Consultant
12 20 (3.74%) Security Architect
12 20 (3.74%) Support Engineer
13 19 (3.55%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 17 (3.18%) Security Consultant
15 15 (2.80%) Network Support
16 14 (2.62%) Network Security Engineer
17 12 (2.24%) Network Analyst
17 12 (2.24%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.73%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.93%) Web Services
3 4 (0.75%) CGI
3 4 (0.75%) Express
3 4 (0.75%) Jinja
3 4 (0.75%) JSON
3 4 (0.75%) REST
3 4 (0.75%) WebRTC
3 4 (0.75%) YAML
4 3 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.56%) Spine.js
5 2 (0.37%) Middleware
5 2 (0.37%) XMPP
6 1 (0.19%) HTML
6 1 (0.19%) LDAP
6 1 (0.19%) SOAP
6 1 (0.19%) Spring
6 1 (0.19%) XML
6 1 (0.19%) XSL
6 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 91 (17.01%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.62%) NHS
6 11 (2.06%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.50%) PKI
8 8 (1.50%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.93%) CESG
10 5 (0.93%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.93%) Fibre Optics
10 5 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.93%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.75%) CCTV
11 4 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.75%) Tandem
12 3 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (14.21%) Windows
2 59 (11.03%) Linux
3 53 (9.91%) Windows Server
4 23 (4.30%) Unix
5 16 (2.99%) Windows 10
5 16 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (2.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.24%) Windows 7
9 11 (2.06%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.93%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.37%) Solaris
12 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.19%) Android
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (11.78%) ITIL
2 57 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (10.09%) DevOps
4 50 (9.35%) Network Design
5 47 (8.79%) Migration
6 44 (8.22%) Information Security
6 44 (8.22%) Load Balancing
7 36 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 34 (6.36%) Network Management
9 33 (6.17%) Change Management
10 30 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (5.23%) Kalman Filter
12 27 (5.05%) Cybersecurity
12 27 (5.05%) Service Management
13 26 (4.86%) Computer Science
14 24 (4.49%) Security Architecture
15 23 (4.30%) SIEM
15 23 (4.30%) Web Filtering
16 22 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (4.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 50 (9.35%) Python
2 26 (4.86%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.18%) C
4 10 (1.87%) Bash Shell
4 10 (1.87%) Java
5 9 (1.68%) VB
6 7 (1.31%) Ruby
7 6 (1.12%) SQL
8 5 (0.93%) Perl
9 3 (0.56%) AWK
9 3 (0.56%) Go
9 3 (0.56%) R
9 3 (0.56%) sed
10 2 (0.37%) C#
10 2 (0.37%) C++
10 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.19%) PHP
11 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 319 (59.63%) CCNP
2 256 (47.85%) CCNA
3 165 (30.84%) Security Cleared
4 119 (22.24%) CCIE
5 101 (18.88%) SC Cleared
6 67 (12.52%) CISSP
7 64 (11.96%) DV Cleared
8 59 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 43 (8.04%) Degree
10 41 (7.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 25 (4.67%) CCSP
12 22 (4.11%) CISM
13 19 (3.55%) MCSE
14 18 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (3.36%) MCSA
14 18 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (3.18%) CCDP
15 17 (3.18%) CEH
16 14 (2.62%) CCDA
16 14 (2.62%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.93%) SLA
2 18 (3.36%) NIST
3 14 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.87%) GDPR
5 9 (1.68%) NCSC
5 9 (1.68%) QA
6 4 (0.75%) COBIT
6 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.37%) GxP
8 2 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
System Software
1 69 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (7.85%) Active Directory
3 40 (7.48%) VMware NSX
4 11 (2.06%) Docker
5 10 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.68%) vSphere
7 8 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.31%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.93%) Firmware
9 5 (0.93%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.75%) vCloud
11 2 (0.37%) KVM
11 2 (0.37%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.37%) XenApp
12 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 67 (12.52%) Ansible
2 27 (5.05%) FortiGate
3 15 (2.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (2.43%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (2.43%) Nessus
5 12 (2.24%) Puppet
6 9 (1.68%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.31%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.93%) DameWare
9 5 (0.93%) HP NNM
9 5 (0.93%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 4 (0.75%) Salt
10 4 (0.75%) Terraform
10 4 (0.75%) WSUS
11 3 (0.56%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 393 (73.46%) Cisco
2 102 (19.07%) VMware
3 93 (17.38%) Microsoft
4 77 (14.39%) Juniper
4 77 (14.39%) Palo Alto
5 64 (11.96%) F5
6 58 (10.84%) CheckPoint
7 44 (8.22%) Fortinet
8 27 (5.05%) Meraki
9 21 (3.93%) HP
9 21 (3.93%) SolarWinds
10 20 (3.74%) Citrix
11 16 (2.99%) Arista
12 14 (2.62%) Nokia
12 14 (2.62%) Oracle
12 14 (2.62%) Splunk
13 12 (2.24%) Dell
14 11 (2.06%) Aruba
14 11 (2.06%) EMC
15 10 (1.87%) Avaya