Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 252 182 147
Rank change year-on-year -70 -35 +39
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 769 500 1,214
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.10% 1.49% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.80% 6.38% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 368 821
10th Percentile £226 £255 £256
25th Percentile £350 £354 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £410
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.71% -0.61%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £500
90th Percentile £668 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £436 £400
% change year-on-year +6.08% +9.00% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 13 49
10th Percentile - £17.00 £16.25
25th Percentile £12.25 £19.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate £22.79 £23.00 £24.12
Median % change year-on-year -0.90% -4.64% -26.35%
75th Percentile £48.52 £40.00 £45.13
90th Percentile £60.18 £44.00 £49.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +53.85% -5.68% -26.35%

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 13,267 7,839 14,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.05% 23.39% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,583 5,127 9,168
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £466
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% +1.99% +3.50%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £569
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 392 566
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.19
25th Percentile £17.00 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.75% +23.08% +23.04%
75th Percentile £53.73 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.99 £61.25 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £39.55 £40.00 £33.23
% change year-on-year -1.13% +20.38% +25.79%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -60 319 £513 +7.89% 106
South East -51 121 £445 +6.91% 51
North of England -27 88 £325 -22.62% 61
Midlands -34 81 £379 -5.25% 33
South West -44 76 £425 - 24
East Midlands -1 46 £340 -1.09% 12
North West -39 44 £475 +13.10% 29
East of England -54 43 £450 +22.45% 23
Yorkshire -22 40 £225 -43.75% 21
West Midlands -59 34 £440 +10.00% 21
North East +2 4 £275 - 11
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 515 (66.97%) Cisco
2 388 (50.46%) CCNP
3 348 (45.25%) CCNA
4 309 (40.18%) Firewall
5 201 (26.14%) Social Skills
6 200 (26.01%) WAN
7 170 (22.11%) Azure
8 161 (20.94%) LAN
9 157 (20.42%) ITIL
9 157 (20.42%) BGP
10 155 (20.16%) Security Cleared
11 152 (19.77%) CCIE
12 147 (19.12%) VMware
13 138 (17.95%) Microsoft
14 136 (17.69%) Windows
15 125 (16.25%) Network Security
16 121 (15.73%) MPLS
16 121 (15.73%) Data Centre
17 120 (15.60%) Wireless
18 119 (15.47%) VPN
19 118 (15.34%) Juniper
20 116 (15.08%) OSPF
21 111 (14.43%) CISSP
22 109 (14.17%) SC Cleared
23 107 (13.91%) Palo Alto
24 100 (13.00%) Network Design
24 100 (13.00%) AWS
25 96 (12.48%) Telecoms
26 91 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
27 90 (11.70%) 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 13 (1.69%) ArcGIS
2 12 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.30%) Confluence
4 9 (1.17%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.91%) SAS
7 5 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.52%) IIS
8 4 (0.52%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.13%) Apache
10 1 (0.13%) CMS
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.13%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 46 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.56%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.13%) Maximo
2 1 (0.13%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 170 (22.11%) Azure
2 100 (13.00%) AWS
3 70 (9.10%) Microsoft 365
4 42 (5.46%) GCP
5 16 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.95%) IaaS
6 15 (1.95%) SaaS
7 14 (1.82%) PaaS
8 8 (1.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 8 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
9 6 (0.78%) AWS Direct Connect
9 6 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.78%) GitHub
10 4 (0.52%) Azure Sentinel
10 4 (0.52%) Serverless
10 4 (0.52%) SoftLayer
10 4 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.39%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 3 (0.39%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 309 (40.18%) Firewall
2 200 (26.01%) WAN
3 161 (20.94%) LAN
4 157 (20.42%) BGP
5 125 (16.25%) Network Security
6 121 (15.73%) MPLS
7 120 (15.60%) Wireless
8 119 (15.47%) VPN
9 116 (15.08%) OSPF
10 90 (11.70%) DNS
11 83 (10.79%) SD-WAN
12 80 (10.40%) TCP/IP
13 71 (9.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 71 (9.23%) DHCP
14 69 (8.97%) Cisco ASA
15 63 (8.19%) Wi-Fi
16 58 (7.54%) EIGRP
17 57 (7.41%) IPsec
18 52 (6.76%) Ethernet
19 43 (5.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.69%) GIS
3 6 (0.78%) Big Data
3 6 (0.78%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.26%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 16 (2.08%) JIRA
2 13 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.26%) Arsenale Dataplane
6 2 (0.26%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.26%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.26%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.26%) TestRail
7 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.13%) GitLab
7 1 (0.13%) Gradle
7 1 (0.13%) Maven
7 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 201 (26.14%) Social Skills
2 96 (12.48%) Telecoms
3 74 (9.62%) Finance
4 57 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (7.41%) Public Sector
5 40 (5.20%) Banking
6 24 (3.12%) Presentation Skills
7 22 (2.86%) Organisational Skills
8 15 (1.95%) Documentation Skills
8 15 (1.95%) Legal
9 14 (1.82%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.56%) Billing
11 11 (1.43%) Military
12 10 (1.30%) Marketing
13 9 (1.17%) Manufacturing
14 8 (1.04%) Electronics
14 8 (1.04%) Law
15 7 (0.91%) Influencing Skills
15 7 (0.91%) Retail
16 5 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 321 (41.74%) Network Engineer
2 101 (13.13%) Architect
3 67 (8.71%) Cisco Engineer
4 59 (7.67%) Security Engineer
5 56 (7.28%) Senior Network Engineer
6 51 (6.63%) Analyst
6 51 (6.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 38 (4.94%) Network Architect
8 32 (4.16%) Consultant
8 32 (4.16%) Design Engineer
8 32 (4.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 30 (3.90%) Security Architect
10 28 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
11 27 (3.51%) IP Engineer
11 27 (3.51%) Support Engineer
12 24 (3.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 23 (2.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 20 (2.60%) Cloud Engineer
14 20 (2.60%) Network Security Engineer
14 20 (2.60%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.95%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.56%) REST
3 11 (1.43%) Jinja
3 11 (1.43%) JSON
3 11 (1.43%) XML
4 7 (0.91%) OAuth
5 6 (0.78%) Middleware
5 6 (0.78%) Web Services
6 5 (0.65%) Spine.js
7 4 (0.52%) OAuth2
7 4 (0.52%) XMPP
8 3 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.39%) OpenID
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.26%) .NET
9 2 (0.26%) COM
9 2 (0.26%) LDAP
9 2 (0.26%) RESTful
9 2 (0.26%) SAML
9 2 (0.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (15.73%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.07%) Public Cloud
3 34 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.12%) PKI
5 20 (2.60%) Cloud Native
5 20 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 18 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.95%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (1.82%) Driving Licence
8 14 (1.82%) Fibre Optics
9 13 (1.69%) NHS
10 12 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.56%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.43%) Replication
12 10 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (1.30%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.91%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.78%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 136 (17.69%) Windows
2 74 (9.62%) Linux
2 74 (9.62%) Windows Server
3 30 (3.90%) Windows Server 2016
4 26 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (3.12%) Windows 10
6 22 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (1.82%) Unix
9 12 (1.56%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.17%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.91%) Android
12 6 (0.78%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.65%) CentOS
13 5 (0.65%) VMS
14 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (20.42%) ITIL
2 100 (13.00%) Network Design
3 79 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
4 69 (8.97%) Migration
5 58 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (6.89%) Load Balancing
7 51 (6.63%) DevOps
8 49 (6.37%) Change Management
9 48 (6.24%) Information Security
10 46 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 44 (5.72%) Network Virtualisation
12 42 (5.46%) Computer Science
12 42 (5.46%) Project Delivery
13 41 (5.33%) Network Management
14 37 (4.81%) Security Architecture
15 35 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
15 35 (4.55%) Risk Management
16 31 (4.03%) Project Management
17 30 (3.90%) SIEM
18 28 (3.64%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (8.71%) Python
2 47 (6.11%) PowerShell
3 34 (4.42%) C
4 15 (1.95%) Bash
5 13 (1.69%) SQL
6 12 (1.56%) Perl
6 12 (1.56%) VB
7 7 (0.91%) R
8 6 (0.78%) Java
9 4 (0.52%) Go
10 3 (0.39%) C#
10 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.26%) C++
11 2 (0.26%) PHP
11 2 (0.26%) Rust
11 2 (0.26%) Scala
12 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 388 (50.46%) CCNP
2 348 (45.25%) CCNA
3 155 (20.16%) Security Cleared
4 152 (19.77%) CCIE
5 111 (14.43%) CISSP
6 109 (14.17%) SC Cleared
7 86 (11.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 81 (10.53%) Degree
9 63 (8.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 57 (7.41%) MCSE
11 47 (6.11%) CISM
12 42 (5.46%) DV Cleared
13 41 (5.33%) MCP
14 38 (4.94%) CCDP
15 34 (4.42%) JNCIA
16 33 (4.29%) CCSP
17 31 (4.03%) JNCIP
18 30 (3.90%) MCSA
19 29 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 27 (3.51%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.33%) SLA
2 35 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (3.77%) NIST
4 15 (1.95%) GDPR
5 12 (1.56%) JSP 440
6 10 (1.30%) NCSC
6 10 (1.30%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.91%) RMADS
8 6 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.65%) QA
10 3 (0.39%) COBIT
10 3 (0.39%) GRC
10 3 (0.39%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.26%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.26%) PMO
12 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 91 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (11.57%) Active Directory
3 37 (4.81%) VMware NSX
4 15 (1.95%) Docker
4 15 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.82%) XenApp
6 8 (1.04%) vSphere
7 7 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (0.78%) vCloud
9 4 (0.52%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.39%) KVM
10 3 (0.39%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.26%) iptables
11 2 (0.26%) Xen
11 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.13%) Firmware
12 1 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 52 (6.76%) Ansible
2 26 (3.38%) FortiGate
3 22 (2.86%) Kubernetes
4 18 (2.34%) Terraform
5 15 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
5 15 (1.95%) SCCM
5 15 (1.95%) ZABBIX
6 13 (1.69%) vCenter Server
7 10 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
7 10 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
8 8 (1.04%) WSUS
9 7 (0.91%) Consul
9 7 (0.91%) Istio
9 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.91%) Nagios
10 6 (0.78%) CASB
10 6 (0.78%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.78%) Stealthwatch
11 4 (0.52%) QRadar
11 4 (0.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 515 (66.97%) Cisco
2 147 (19.12%) VMware
3 138 (17.95%) Microsoft
4 118 (15.34%) Juniper
5 107 (13.91%) Palo Alto
6 85 (11.05%) F5
7 73 (9.49%) CheckPoint
8 54 (7.02%) Fortinet
9 47 (6.11%) Aruba
10 44 (5.72%) Citrix
10 44 (5.72%) HP
11 42 (5.46%) Meraki
12 39 (5.07%) SolarWinds
13 36 (4.68%) Nokia
14 34 (4.42%) Splunk
15 20 (2.60%) Google
16 19 (2.47%) Infoblox
16 19 (2.47%) Oracle
17 15 (1.95%) McAfee
17 15 (1.95%) Sophos