Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 245 206
Rank change year-on-year -21 -39 -1
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,999 2,482 3,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.50% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.44% 6.13% 6.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,651 2,157 2,806
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% -3.00%
10th Percentile £35,750 £34,900 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% -4.00%

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 36,777 40,468 48,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.69% 24.39% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 27,454 31,270 39,484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -6 845 £57,500 - 68
South East -72 360 £48,514 -2.97% 49
Midlands +36 262 £50,000 +5.26% 46
North of England -79 228 £47,500 +5.56% 49
West Midlands +33 177 £55,000 +15.79% 33
East of England +21 175 £45,000 -10.00% 19
North West -40 151 £48,750 +8.33% 29
South West +28 142 £42,500 -5.56% 23
East Midlands +19 85 £42,500 -10.53% 13
Yorkshire -73 62 £45,000 - 15
North East -15 15 £65,000 +30.00% 5
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,999 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,782 (89.14%) Cisco
3 1,220 (61.03%) Firewall
4 883 (44.17%) WAN
5 868 (43.42%) CCNA
6 664 (33.22%) LAN
7 609 (30.47%) Cisco ASA
8 601 (30.07%) BGP
9 567 (28.36%) MPLS
10 557 (27.86%) OSPF
11 556 (27.81%) Wireless
12 550 (27.51%) Juniper
13 548 (27.41%) VPN
14 538 (26.91%) CheckPoint
15 533 (26.66%) Data Centre
16 512 (25.61%) Cisco Nexus
17 488 (24.41%) CCIE
18 480 (24.01%) F5
19 450 (22.51%) VMware
20 444 (22.21%) Network Security
21 333 (16.66%) Microsoft
22 324 (16.21%) ITIL
23 300 (15.01%) Palo Alto
24 291 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
25 288 (14.41%) SolarWinds
26 285 (14.26%) Windows
27 262 (13.11%) TCP/IP
27 262 (13.11%) Finance
28 243 (12.16%) Degree
29 237 (11.86%) Load Balancing

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 57 (2.85%) MS Exchange
2 46 (2.30%) Skype for Business
3 24 (1.20%) IIS
4 22 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 19 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.20%) SAS
9 3 (0.15%) Apache
10 2 (0.10%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.050%) CMS
11 1 (0.050%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.050%) nginx
11 1 (0.050%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 69 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 44 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.050%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 134 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (2.95%) Office 365
4 33 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (1.30%) SaaS
6 12 (0.60%) IaaS
7 10 (0.50%) PaaS
8 8 (0.40%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.20%) G Suite
10 4 (0.20%) Route 53
10 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.15%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.10%) OpenDNS
12 2 (0.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1,220 (61.03%) Firewall
2 883 (44.17%) WAN
3 664 (33.22%) LAN
4 609 (30.47%) Cisco ASA
5 601 (30.07%) BGP
6 567 (28.36%) MPLS
7 557 (27.86%) OSPF
8 556 (27.81%) Wireless
9 548 (27.41%) VPN
10 512 (25.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 444 (22.21%) Network Security
12 262 (13.11%) TCP/IP
13 233 (11.66%) EIGRP
14 224 (11.21%) Cisco IOS
15 201 (10.06%) Cisco Wireless
16 198 (9.90%) DNS
17 197 (9.85%) Wireshark
18 196 (9.80%) IPsec
19 192 (9.60%) VLAN
20 175 (8.75%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.15%) Big Data
3 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.15%) MySQL
6 2 (0.10%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.10%) Informix
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.10%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.050%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 98 (4.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 20 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.15%) Hudson
4 2 (0.10%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.10%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.050%) AppScan
General
1 262 (13.11%) Finance
2 179 (8.95%) Telecoms
3 172 (8.60%) Retail
4 131 (6.55%) Banking
5 57 (2.85%) Law
6 51 (2.55%) Advertising
7 43 (2.15%) Legal
8 40 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.40%) German Language
9 28 (1.40%) Italian Language
10 26 (1.30%) French Language
11 21 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (0.85%) Marketing
14 14 (0.70%) Investment Banking
15 12 (0.60%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.45%) Games
17 6 (0.30%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.30%) Local Government
18 5 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1,110 (55.53%) Network Engineer
2 293 (14.66%) Cisco Engineer
3 281 (14.06%) Senior Network Engineer
4 242 (12.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 231 (11.56%) Security Engineer
6 211 (10.56%) Architect
7 174 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
8 146 (7.30%) Consultant
9 142 (7.10%) Solutions Architect
10 129 (6.45%) Analyst
11 104 (5.20%) Security Architect
12 90 (4.50%) Support Engineer
13 88 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 86 (4.30%) Network Architect
15 85 (4.25%) Project Engineer
16 82 (4.10%) Network Specialist
17 80 (4.00%) Security Solutions Architect
18 75 (3.75%) Network Support
19 67 (3.35%) Cisco Consultant
20 65 (3.25%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (4.70%) 802.1X
2 35 (1.75%) XMPP
3 13 (0.65%) Flash
3 13 (0.65%) LDAP
4 10 (0.50%) Web Services
5 7 (0.35%) JSON
6 4 (0.20%) COM
7 2 (0.10%) CSS
7 2 (0.10%) Middleware
8 1 (0.050%) .NET
8 1 (0.050%) Ajax
8 1 (0.050%) CGI
8 1 (0.050%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.050%) HTML
8 1 (0.050%) Jinja
8 1 (0.050%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.050%) ModSecurity
8 1 (0.050%) RFC 2547
8 1 (0.050%) WAP
8 1 (0.050%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 533 (26.66%) Data Centre
2 180 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 149 (7.45%) Self-Motivation
4 102 (5.10%) Computer Science
5 73 (3.65%) Cyberthreat
6 55 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 51 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 48 (2.40%) Driving Licence
9 46 (2.30%) PKI
10 45 (2.25%) NHS
11 33 (1.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 30 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
13 26 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
14 22 (1.10%) BBC
15 21 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 20 (1.00%) Clustering
16 20 (1.00%) Fintech
16 20 (1.00%) Virtual Team
17 19 (0.95%) Hedge funds
17 19 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 285 (14.26%) Windows
2 194 (9.70%) Linux
3 175 (8.75%) Windows Server
4 81 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (3.45%) Unix
6 67 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (0.65%) FreeBSD
9 12 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 12 (0.60%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.30%) Debian
10 6 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.25%) SUSE
12 3 (0.15%) CentOS
12 3 (0.15%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.10%) Android
13 2 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (16.21%) ITIL
2 237 (11.86%) Load Balancing
3 229 (11.46%) Presales
4 221 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
5 220 (11.01%) Network Management
6 213 (10.66%) Network Design
7 192 (9.60%) Network Monitoring
8 162 (8.10%) SIEM
9 138 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 132 (6.60%) Incident Management
11 123 (6.15%) Information Security
11 123 (6.15%) Kalman Filter
12 120 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 111 (5.55%) Cybersecurity
14 110 (5.50%) Service Delivery
15 106 (5.30%) Service Management
16 99 (4.95%) Mentoring
17 95 (4.75%) Continuous Improvement
18 87 (4.35%) Project Management
19 86 (4.30%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (7.90%) Python
2 49 (2.45%) PowerShell
3 45 (2.25%) C
4 44 (2.20%) Perl
4 44 (2.20%) SQL
5 21 (1.05%) Bash Shell
6 14 (0.70%) C#
6 14 (0.70%) VBA
7 11 (0.55%) VBScript
8 10 (0.50%) Ruby
9 7 (0.35%) Java
10 4 (0.20%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.15%) AWK
11 3 (0.15%) R
11 3 (0.15%) sed
11 3 (0.15%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.10%) C++
12 2 (0.10%) Groovy
12 2 (0.10%) Tcl
12 2 (0.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,999 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 868 (43.42%) CCNA
3 488 (24.41%) CCIE
4 243 (12.16%) Degree
5 192 (9.60%) CCDP
6 168 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 155 (7.75%) MCSE
7 155 (7.75%) Security Cleared
8 143 (7.15%) CISSP
9 124 (6.20%) SC Cleared
10 123 (6.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 112 (5.60%) CCSP
12 87 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
13 84 (4.20%) JNCIP
14 81 (4.05%) CCIE Security
15 70 (3.50%) CCSA
16 68 (3.40%) SSCP
17 64 (3.20%) JNCIA
18 60 (3.00%) ISSAP
19 58 (2.90%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (6.80%) SLA
2 71 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 31 (1.55%) PMO
5 22 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.75%) QA
7 14 (0.70%) GDPR
8 6 (0.30%) GPG13
8 6 (0.30%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.25%) COBIT
9 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.050%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.050%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 291 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (7.85%) Active Directory
3 57 (2.85%) VMware NSX
4 56 (2.80%) Hyper-V
5 44 (2.20%) Firmware
6 32 (1.60%) vSphere
7 27 (1.35%) XenApp
8 26 (1.30%) VMware Server
9 20 (1.00%) ProxySG
10 17 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.80%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.30%) XenServer
13 5 (0.25%) pfSense
14 4 (0.20%) Docker
14 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.15%) vCloud
16 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 133 (6.65%) Cisco Prime
2 121 (6.05%) Nagios
3 98 (4.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 60 (3.00%) Stealthwatch
5 42 (2.10%) Cisco LMS
5 42 (2.10%) Opsview
6 38 (1.90%) Cisco UCCX
7 37 (1.85%) FortiGate
8 36 (1.80%) RSA Security Analytics
9 33 (1.65%) Cacti
10 26 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
11 25 (1.25%) QRadar
12 24 (1.20%) Ansible
13 23 (1.15%) Puppet
14 22 (1.10%) Nessus
14 22 (1.10%) SCCM
15 18 (0.90%) TrustSec
16 17 (0.85%) Terraform
16 17 (0.85%) vCenter Server
17 15 (0.75%) CASB
Vendors
1 1,782 (89.14%) Cisco
2 550 (27.51%) Juniper
3 538 (26.91%) CheckPoint
4 480 (24.01%) F5
5 450 (22.51%) VMware
6 333 (16.66%) Microsoft
7 300 (15.01%) Palo Alto
8 288 (14.41%) SolarWinds
9 205 (10.26%) Fortinet
9 205 (10.26%) Meraki
10 164 (8.20%) HP
11 142 (7.10%) Citrix
12 86 (4.30%) EMC
12 86 (4.30%) NetApp
13 77 (3.85%) Splunk
14 70 (3.50%) Blue Coat
15 69 (3.45%) Dell
16 68 (3.40%) Red Hat
17 66 (3.30%) Symantec
18 65 (3.25%) Riverbed