Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 204 189
Rank change year-on-year -59 -15 +5
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2,067 2,804 3,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.27% 1.72% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.34% 6.93% 6.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,708 2,438 3,015
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 38,708 40,457 51,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.81% 24.83% 27.28%
Number of salaries quoted 29,223 31,889 42,082
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,817 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.70% - -

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCNP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCNP in England.

Salary trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in England over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for CCNP in England

CCNP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the England region over the 6 months to 24 June 2018. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -47 842 £55,000 - 96
South East -92 407 £50,000 - 38
Midlands -6 300 £45,000 - 21
North of England -60 266 £47,000 +4.44% 52
West Midlands -22 194 £52,500 +16.67% 13
North West -44 155 £47,500 +11.76% 38
South West +12 141 £45,000 +5.88% 13
East of England -30 139 £47,500 +1.06% 19
East Midlands +37 106 £41,000 -8.89% 8
Yorkshire -27 97 £44,000 -7.37% 14
North East -22 14 £42,500 +54.55%
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 2,067 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,863 (90.13%) Cisco
3 1,153 (55.78%) Firewall
4 952 (46.06%) CCNA
5 909 (43.98%) WAN
6 676 (32.70%) LAN
7 631 (30.53%) Cisco ASA
8 618 (29.90%) Wireless
9 612 (29.61%) MPLS
10 610 (29.51%) VPN
11 577 (27.91%) Juniper
12 575 (27.82%) BGP
13 552 (26.71%) Data Centre
14 536 (25.93%) OSPF
15 535 (25.88%) F5
16 517 (25.01%) VMware
17 514 (24.87%) CCIE
18 497 (24.04%) CheckPoint
19 491 (23.75%) Cisco Nexus
20 457 (22.11%) Network Security
21 417 (20.17%) ITIL
22 345 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
23 333 (16.11%) Microsoft
24 321 (15.53%) Windows
25 309 (14.95%) SolarWinds
26 307 (14.85%) Presales
27 305 (14.76%) Finance
28 293 (14.18%) Load Balancing
29 283 (13.69%) DNS
30 272 (13.16%) Palo Alto

CCNP
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 58 (2.81%) MS Exchange
2 38 (1.84%) Skype for Business
3 25 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (1.02%) IIS
5 15 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.29%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.19%) Apache
8 2 (0.097%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.048%) CMS
9 1 (0.048%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.048%) nginx
9 1 (0.048%) Tomcat
Applications
1 74 (3.58%) MS Visio
2 47 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 191 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (2.71%) Office 365
4 31 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (1.26%) SaaS
6 15 (0.73%) IaaS
7 13 (0.63%) PaaS
8 4 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (0.19%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.15%) Akamai
9 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.097%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.048%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.048%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1,153 (55.78%) Firewall
2 909 (43.98%) WAN
3 676 (32.70%) LAN
4 631 (30.53%) Cisco ASA
5 618 (29.90%) Wireless
6 612 (29.61%) MPLS
7 610 (29.51%) VPN
8 575 (27.82%) BGP
9 536 (25.93%) OSPF
10 491 (23.75%) Cisco Nexus
11 457 (22.11%) Network Security
12 283 (13.69%) DNS
13 263 (12.72%) VLAN
14 243 (11.76%) TCP/IP
15 226 (10.93%) VoIP
16 225 (10.89%) Cisco IOS
17 222 (10.74%) EIGRP
18 221 (10.69%) IPsec
19 209 (10.11%) WLAN
20 208 (10.06%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.03%) Big Data
2 22 (1.06%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.19%) Informix
3 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.097%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.097%) MySQL
4 2 (0.097%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.097%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.097%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.097%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.097%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.048%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 89 (4.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 33 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.24%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.097%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.048%) AppScan
5 1 (0.048%) Vagrant
General
1 305 (14.76%) Finance
2 131 (6.34%) Retail
3 113 (5.47%) Telecoms
4 94 (4.55%) Banking
5 73 (3.53%) Manufacturing
6 44 (2.13%) Law
7 40 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 34 (1.64%) Advertising
9 28 (1.35%) Legal
10 25 (1.21%) Marketing
11 19 (0.92%) Games
12 16 (0.77%) German Language
13 14 (0.68%) French Language
13 14 (0.68%) Italian Language
14 12 (0.58%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.48%) Electronics
15 10 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.44%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.44%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,038 (50.22%) Network Engineer
2 307 (14.85%) Senior Network Engineer
3 300 (14.51%) Cisco Engineer
4 244 (11.80%) Architect
5 234 (11.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 190 (9.19%) Security Engineer
7 176 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
8 175 (8.47%) Consultant
9 133 (6.43%) Network Security Engineer
10 124 (6.00%) Network Specialist
11 114 (5.52%) Security Architect
12 111 (5.37%) Analyst
13 107 (5.18%) Network Architect
14 103 (4.98%) Security Solutions Architect
15 99 (4.79%) Cisco Consultant
15 99 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 96 (4.64%) Support Engineer
17 78 (3.77%) Network Support
18 76 (3.68%) Network Consultant
19 75 (3.63%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (4.26%) 802.1X
2 32 (1.55%) LDAP
3 18 (0.87%) XMPP
4 9 (0.44%) JSON
4 9 (0.44%) Web Services
5 8 (0.39%) Flash
6 5 (0.24%) COM
7 4 (0.19%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.15%) HTML
9 2 (0.097%) RFC 2547
9 2 (0.097%) XML
10 1 (0.048%) .NET
10 1 (0.048%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.048%) CGI
10 1 (0.048%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.048%) Jinja
10 1 (0.048%) REST
10 1 (0.048%) SAML
10 1 (0.048%) WAP
10 1 (0.048%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 552 (26.71%) Data Centre
2 164 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
4 94 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 69 (3.34%) Management Information System
6 66 (3.19%) Cyberthreat
7 58 (2.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 54 (2.61%) PKI
9 48 (2.32%) Driving Licence
10 32 (1.55%) Private Cloud
11 27 (1.31%) NHS
12 23 (1.11%) Cybercrime
13 21 (1.02%) Public Cloud
14 20 (0.97%) BBC
14 20 (0.97%) Cyberattack
15 18 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
16 17 (0.82%) Fintech
16 17 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
17 16 (0.77%) Clustering
17 16 (0.77%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 321 (15.53%) Windows
2 213 (10.30%) Linux
3 161 (7.79%) Windows Server
4 77 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (3.34%) Unix
6 57 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.48%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.44%) CentOS
9 9 (0.44%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.39%) Debian
10 8 (0.39%) FreeBSD
10 8 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.29%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.24%) Android
12 5 (0.24%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.15%) Check Point GAiA
13 3 (0.15%) SUSE
13 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (20.17%) ITIL
2 307 (14.85%) Presales
3 293 (14.18%) Load Balancing
4 234 (11.32%) Network Design
5 221 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
6 202 (9.77%) Network Management
7 200 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
8 174 (8.42%) SIEM
9 143 (6.92%) Incident Management
10 136 (6.58%) Service Management
11 127 (6.14%) Change Management
12 126 (6.10%) Network Architecture
13 125 (6.05%) Service Delivery
14 116 (5.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 116 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
15 110 (5.32%) Kalman Filter
16 107 (5.18%) ITIL V3
17 100 (4.84%) Project Management
18 98 (4.74%) Information Security
18 98 (4.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 171 (8.27%) Python
2 73 (3.53%) PowerShell
3 47 (2.27%) C
4 38 (1.84%) SQL
5 33 (1.60%) Perl
6 28 (1.35%) Bash Shell
7 24 (1.16%) C#
8 23 (1.11%) VBA
9 10 (0.48%) Ruby
9 10 (0.48%) VBScript
10 8 (0.39%) Java
11 7 (0.34%) PHP
12 6 (0.29%) Groovy
13 5 (0.24%) C++
14 3 (0.15%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.097%) AWK
15 2 (0.097%) sed
16 1 (0.048%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.048%) VB
16 1 (0.048%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,067 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 952 (46.06%) CCNA
3 514 (24.87%) CCIE
4 255 (12.34%) Degree
5 228 (11.03%) CCDP
6 150 (7.26%) CISSP
7 145 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 145 (7.01%) Security Cleared
8 126 (6.10%) SC Cleared
9 119 (5.76%) MCSE
10 105 (5.08%) JNCIP
11 95 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
12 94 (4.55%) CCSP
13 78 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 75 (3.63%) CCSE
15 57 (2.76%) CCIE Security
16 55 (2.66%) CCVP
17 54 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
18 51 (2.47%) CCSA
19 50 (2.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (5.37%) SLA
2 63 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 28 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.97%) GDPR
5 20 (0.97%) PMO
6 17 (0.82%) QA
7 13 (0.63%) COBIT
8 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.24%) GPG13
9 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.097%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.048%) GCP
13 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.048%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.048%) RMADS
System Software
1 345 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 183 (8.85%) Active Directory
3 74 (3.58%) Hyper-V
4 51 (2.47%) Firmware
5 48 (2.32%) VMware NSX
6 46 (2.23%) XenApp
7 35 (1.69%) vSphere
8 31 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 30 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (0.97%) VMware Server
11 18 (0.87%) XenServer
12 17 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.44%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.19%) KVM
14 4 (0.19%) NFS
14 4 (0.19%) Samba
14 4 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
15 3 (0.15%) pfSense
15 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 129 (6.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 114 (5.52%) Cisco Prime
3 93 (4.50%) Nagios
4 64 (3.10%) Cisco UCCX
5 46 (2.23%) FortiGate
6 39 (1.89%) QRadar
7 35 (1.69%) Puppet
8 29 (1.40%) Cacti
8 29 (1.40%) Cisco LMS
8 29 (1.40%) Opsview
8 29 (1.40%) Terraform
9 28 (1.35%) SCCM
9 28 (1.35%) TrustSec
10 25 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
11 24 (1.16%) Ansible
12 22 (1.06%) WhatsUp Gold
13 21 (1.02%) Cisco UCCE
14 18 (0.87%) Nessus
15 17 (0.82%) RSA Security Analytics
15 17 (0.82%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 1,863 (90.13%) Cisco
2 577 (27.91%) Juniper
3 535 (25.88%) F5
4 517 (25.01%) VMware
5 497 (24.04%) CheckPoint
6 333 (16.11%) Microsoft
7 309 (14.95%) SolarWinds
8 272 (13.16%) Palo Alto
9 206 (9.97%) Fortinet
10 202 (9.77%) Citrix
11 192 (9.29%) HP
11 192 (9.29%) Meraki
12 110 (5.32%) NetApp
13 96 (4.64%) Blue Coat
14 91 (4.40%) EMC
15 84 (4.06%) Splunk
16 83 (4.02%) Infoblox
17 79 (3.82%) Riverbed
18 75 (3.63%) Forcepoint
19 70 (3.39%) Aruba