Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 253 179 143
Rank change year-on-year -74 -36 +42
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 950 608 1,361
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.50% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.71% 6.53% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 435 909
10th Percentile £230 £256 £256
25th Percentile £356 £346 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £436 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.08% +9.00% -3.03%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £500
90th Percentile £663 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year - - +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 18 58
10th Percentile £12.25 £16.70 £16.25
25th Percentile £14.10 £19.06 £18.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.75 £24.12
Median % change year-on-year +53.85% -5.68% -26.35%
75th Percentile £47.40 £40.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £59.40 £41.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.09% +12.50% -27.27%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,643 9,305 15,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.04% 22.92% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,885 6,132 9,959
10th Percentile £313 £275 £256
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £615 £563 £560
90th Percentile £700 £648 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 494 656
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.04 £14.19
25th Percentile £17.50 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £39.55 £40.00 £33.23
Median % change year-on-year -1.13% +20.38% +25.79%
75th Percentile £54.38 £53.56 £49.81
90th Percentile £65.99 £64.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.16 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -4.84% +26.67% +13.21%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco Certification over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco Certification over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England -70 769 £450 +2.86% 301
UK excluding London -62 469 £400 - 209
London -60 319 £513 +7.89% 106
Work from Home -71 261 £521 +15.78% 36
South East -51 121 £445 +6.91% 49
North of England -27 88 £325 -22.62% 62
Midlands -34 81 £379 -5.25% 34
South West -44 76 £425 - 24
East Midlands -1 46 £340 -1.09% 13
North West -39 44 £475 +13.10% 29
East of England -54 43 £450 +22.45% 24
Yorkshire -22 40 £225 -43.75% 22
Scotland -49 40 £375 +15.38% 9
West Midlands -59 34 £440 +10.00% 21
Wales -28 18 £550 +12.82% 2
North East +2 4 £275 - 11
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 4

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 with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 635 (66.84%) Cisco
2 485 (51.05%) CCNP
3 406 (42.74%) CCNA
4 365 (38.42%) Firewall
5 244 (25.68%) Social Skills
6 235 (24.74%) WAN
7 198 (20.84%) Azure
8 197 (20.74%) LAN
9 195 (20.53%) CCIE
10 193 (20.32%) BGP
11 178 (18.74%) Security Cleared
12 176 (18.53%) VMware
12 176 (18.53%) ITIL
13 165 (17.37%) Data Centre
14 157 (16.53%) Network Security
15 156 (16.42%) Windows
16 152 (16.00%) Wireless
17 143 (15.05%) Microsoft
18 142 (14.95%) Juniper
19 141 (14.84%) OSPF
20 138 (14.53%) CISSP
21 136 (14.32%) MPLS
22 133 (14.00%) VPN
22 133 (14.00%) Palo Alto
23 126 (13.26%) Network Design
24 125 (13.16%) SC Cleared
25 122 (12.84%) AWS
26 108 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
27 106 (11.16%) DNS
27 106 (11.16%) SD-WAN

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.37%) ArcGIS
1 13 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.16%) Confluence
3 10 (1.05%) OpenStack
4 9 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.74%) SAS
6 6 (0.63%) IIS
7 5 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.53%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.32%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.11%) Apache
11 1 (0.11%) CMS
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.11%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 47 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.53%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.26%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.21%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.11%) Maximo
2 1 (0.11%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 198 (20.84%) Azure
2 122 (12.84%) AWS
3 74 (7.79%) Microsoft 365
4 49 (5.16%) GCP
5 18 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (1.89%) SaaS
6 17 (1.79%) IaaS
6 17 (1.79%) PaaS
7 11 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 9 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
9 7 (0.74%) AWS Direct Connect
9 7 (0.74%) Catchpoint
10 6 (0.63%) GitHub
11 5 (0.53%) Nutanix
12 4 (0.42%) Azure Sentinel
12 4 (0.42%) Serverless
12 4 (0.42%) SoftLayer
12 4 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 365 (38.42%) Firewall
2 235 (24.74%) WAN
3 197 (20.74%) LAN
4 193 (20.32%) BGP
5 157 (16.53%) Network Security
6 152 (16.00%) Wireless
7 141 (14.84%) OSPF
8 136 (14.32%) MPLS
9 133 (14.00%) VPN
10 106 (11.16%) DNS
10 106 (11.16%) SD-WAN
11 105 (11.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 87 (9.16%) DHCP
13 85 (8.95%) TCP/IP
14 83 (8.74%) Cisco ASA
15 81 (8.53%) Wi-Fi
16 66 (6.95%) EIGRP
16 66 (6.95%) IPsec
17 55 (5.79%) Ethernet
18 53 (5.58%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.37%) GIS
3 6 (0.63%) Big Data
3 6 (0.63%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.21%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.21%) MySQL
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 23 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
2 16 (1.68%) JIRA
3 8 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.21%) Arsenale Dataplane
6 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.21%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.21%) TestRail
7 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.11%) GitLab
7 1 (0.11%) Gradle
7 1 (0.11%) Maven
7 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.11%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 244 (25.68%) Social Skills
2 98 (10.32%) Telecoms
3 85 (8.95%) Finance
4 71 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (7.16%) Public Sector
6 41 (4.32%) Banking
7 28 (2.95%) Presentation Skills
8 27 (2.84%) Organisational Skills
9 17 (1.79%) Billing
10 16 (1.68%) Legal
11 15 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
11 15 (1.58%) Influencing Skills
12 14 (1.47%) Financial Institution
13 12 (1.26%) Manufacturing
14 11 (1.16%) Military
15 10 (1.05%) Marketing
16 8 (0.84%) Electronics
16 8 (0.84%) Law
16 8 (0.84%) Retail
17 5 (0.53%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 386 (40.63%) Network Engineer
2 127 (13.37%) Architect
3 88 (9.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 75 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 74 (7.79%) Consultant
6 69 (7.26%) Security Engineer
7 68 (7.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 53 (5.58%) Analyst
9 49 (5.16%) Network Architect
10 43 (4.53%) Design Engineer
11 39 (4.11%) Security Architect
12 35 (3.68%) Support Engineer
13 34 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 34 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
14 31 (3.26%) Security Consultant
14 31 (3.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 31 (3.26%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 28 (2.95%) IP Engineer
15 28 (2.95%) Network Design Engineer
15 28 (2.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.63%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.47%) JSON
3 12 (1.26%) REST
4 11 (1.16%) Jinja
4 11 (1.16%) XML
5 7 (0.74%) OAuth
6 6 (0.63%) Middleware
6 6 (0.63%) Web Services
7 5 (0.53%) Spine.js
8 4 (0.42%) OAuth2
8 4 (0.42%) XMPP
9 3 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.32%) OpenID
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.21%) .NET
10 2 (0.21%) COM
10 2 (0.21%) LDAP
10 2 (0.21%) RESTful
10 2 (0.21%) SAML
10 2 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 165 (17.37%) Data Centre
2 54 (5.68%) Public Cloud
3 35 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.63%) Cloud Native
4 25 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (2.53%) PKI
6 23 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
7 20 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (1.79%) Driving Licence
9 14 (1.47%) Fibre Optics
9 14 (1.47%) NHS
10 13 (1.37%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 11 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.16%) Replication
13 10 (1.05%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.74%) Cybercrime
14 7 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 156 (16.42%) Windows
2 89 (9.37%) Linux
3 76 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.16%) Windows Server 2016
5 26 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (2.63%) Windows 10
7 22 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.68%) Windows Server 2019
9 14 (1.47%) Unix
10 12 (1.26%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.16%) VMS
12 9 (0.95%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.84%) CentOS
14 7 (0.74%) Android
15 6 (0.63%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.42%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.32%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (18.53%) ITIL
2 126 (13.26%) Network Design
3 102 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (9.58%) Migration
5 78 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (6.95%) Load Balancing
7 61 (6.42%) Project Delivery
8 58 (6.11%) DevOps
9 55 (5.79%) Change Management
10 52 (5.47%) Information Security
11 50 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 45 (4.74%) Network Management
13 44 (4.63%) Computer Science
13 44 (4.63%) Network Virtualisation
14 42 (4.42%) Security Architecture
14 42 (4.42%) Service Delivery
15 41 (4.32%) Risk Management
16 40 (4.21%) Cybersecurity
16 40 (4.21%) SIEM
17 37 (3.89%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 83 (8.74%) Python
2 52 (5.47%) PowerShell
3 38 (4.00%) C
4 15 (1.58%) Bash
5 13 (1.37%) SQL
6 12 (1.26%) Perl
6 12 (1.26%) VB
7 7 (0.74%) R
8 6 (0.63%) Java
9 4 (0.42%) Go
9 4 (0.42%) PHP
10 3 (0.32%) C#
10 3 (0.32%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.21%) C++
11 2 (0.21%) Rust
11 2 (0.21%) Scala
12 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 485 (51.05%) CCNP
2 406 (42.74%) CCNA
3 195 (20.53%) CCIE
4 178 (18.74%) Security Cleared
5 138 (14.53%) CISSP
6 125 (13.16%) SC Cleared
7 93 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 87 (9.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 87 (9.16%) Degree
9 69 (7.26%) CISM
10 63 (6.63%) MCSE
11 50 (5.26%) CCDP
12 48 (5.05%) CCSP
13 47 (4.95%) MCP
14 46 (4.84%) DV Cleared
15 36 (3.79%) MCSA
16 34 (3.58%) JNCIA
16 34 (3.58%) JNCIP
17 32 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 27 (2.84%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (4.95%) SLA
3 32 (3.37%) NIST
4 16 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.58%) GDPR
6 14 (1.47%) JSP 440
7 11 (1.16%) ISO 9001
7 11 (1.16%) NCSC
8 10 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.95%) GRC
9 9 (0.95%) RMADS
10 7 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 7 (0.74%) QA
11 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.32%) COBIT
12 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.32%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 108 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (9.89%) Active Directory
3 55 (5.79%) VMware NSX
4 17 (1.79%) vSphere
5 15 (1.58%) Docker
5 15 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.47%) XenApp
7 10 (1.05%) KVM
8 7 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (0.63%) vCloud
9 6 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.53%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.32%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.21%) iptables
12 2 (0.21%) Xen
12 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.11%) Firmware
13 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 75 (7.89%) Ansible
2 33 (3.47%) FortiGate
3 30 (3.16%) Terraform
4 22 (2.32%) Kubernetes
5 17 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 16 (1.68%) SCCM
7 15 (1.58%) vCenter Server
7 15 (1.58%) ZABBIX
8 13 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
9 11 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
10 8 (0.84%) CASB
10 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (0.84%) WSUS
11 7 (0.74%) Consul
11 7 (0.74%) Istio
11 7 (0.74%) Nagios
12 6 (0.63%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.63%) Stealthwatch
12 6 (0.63%) vRealize
13 5 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 635 (66.84%) Cisco
2 176 (18.53%) VMware
3 143 (15.05%) Microsoft
4 142 (14.95%) Juniper
5 133 (14.00%) Palo Alto
6 95 (10.00%) F5
7 80 (8.42%) CheckPoint
8 73 (7.68%) Fortinet
9 59 (6.21%) Aruba
10 53 (5.58%) Meraki
11 45 (4.74%) HP
12 44 (4.63%) Citrix
13 43 (4.53%) SolarWinds
14 40 (4.21%) Nokia
14 40 (4.21%) Splunk
15 20 (2.11%) Google
16 19 (2.00%) Infoblox
16 19 (2.00%) Oracle
17 15 (1.58%) McAfee
17 15 (1.58%) Sophos