Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 244 191 269
Rank change year-on-year -53 +78 -70
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,071 2,520 2,044
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.31% 1.88% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.05% 7.57% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 947 1,991 1,818
Median annual salary £56,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,300 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 17,690 33,273 38,612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.64% 24.86% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 12,966 23,841 29,296
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +10.00%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CCNP in England.

Salary trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing CCNP in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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 +15 481 £65,000 +4.00% 24
South East -4 245 £50,000 -10.71% 5
North of England -157 124 £50,000 +17.65% 16
Midlands -29 92 £52,500 +16.67% 17
East of England +21 67 £55,000 +15.79% 1
North West +3 63 £50,000 -4.76% 8
South West +70 58 £62,500 +35.87% 5
West Midlands -44 53 £52,500 +16.67% 13
Yorkshire -121 46 £50,000 +25.00% 7
East Midlands +33 38 £52,500 +31.25% 4
North East -18 15 £41,000 -34.40% 1
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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 1,071 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 773 (72.18%) Cisco
3 594 (55.46%) Firewall
4 511 (47.71%) CCNA
5 439 (40.99%) WAN
6 382 (35.67%) LAN
7 368 (34.36%) BGP
8 320 (29.88%) OSPF
9 297 (27.73%) MPLS
10 273 (25.49%) Data Centre
11 254 (23.72%) Wireless
12 247 (23.06%) VPN
13 234 (21.85%) Palo Alto
14 229 (21.38%) Cisco ASA
15 220 (20.54%) Network Security
16 219 (20.45%) Juniper
17 188 (17.55%) VMware
18 183 (17.09%) CCIE
19 171 (15.97%) ITIL
20 168 (15.69%) TCP/IP
21 165 (15.41%) CheckPoint
22 162 (15.13%) Microsoft
23 144 (13.45%) Network Design
24 143 (13.35%) Finance
25 139 (12.98%) VoIP
26 138 (12.89%) Windows
26 138 (12.89%) VLAN
27 134 (12.51%) IPsec
28 131 (12.23%) Azure
29 126 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus

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 19 (1.77%) MS Exchange
2 14 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
2 14 (1.31%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.12%) OpenStack
4 8 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (0.75%) IIS
5 6 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.37%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.28%) CMS
8 2 (0.19%) Apache
8 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.093%) Confluence
9 1 (0.093%) nginx
Applications
1 40 (3.73%) MS Visio
2 26 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) assyst
1 4 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 131 (12.23%) Azure
2 72 (6.72%) AWS
3 59 (5.51%) Office 365
4 16 (1.49%) GCP
5 15 (1.40%) SaaS
6 10 (0.93%) IaaS
7 7 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.65%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.56%) Slack
9 5 (0.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (0.47%) PaaS
10 3 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.19%) Stackdriver
12 1 (0.093%) Akamai
12 1 (0.093%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.093%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.093%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.093%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 594 (55.46%) Firewall
2 439 (40.99%) WAN
3 382 (35.67%) LAN
4 368 (34.36%) BGP
5 320 (29.88%) OSPF
6 297 (27.73%) MPLS
7 254 (23.72%) Wireless
8 247 (23.06%) VPN
9 229 (21.38%) Cisco ASA
10 220 (20.54%) Network Security
11 168 (15.69%) TCP/IP
12 139 (12.98%) VoIP
13 138 (12.89%) VLAN
14 134 (12.51%) IPsec
15 126 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
16 106 (9.90%) Cisco ISE
17 100 (9.34%) EIGRP
18 89 (8.31%) DNS
19 85 (7.94%) Internet
20 78 (7.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.77%) Big Data
3 7 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.19%) MySQL
6 1 (0.093%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.093%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.093%) KDB
6 1 (0.093%) Kdb+
6 1 (0.093%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.093%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.093%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.093%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.093%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (2.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (1.03%) JIRA
3 9 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.47%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.093%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.093%) Postman
7 1 (0.093%) Redmine
7 1 (0.093%) Subversion
General
1 143 (13.35%) Finance
2 116 (10.83%) Telecoms
3 43 (4.01%) Public Sector
4 31 (2.89%) Banking
5 20 (1.87%) Retail
6 12 (1.12%) Law
7 10 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.84%) Legal
9 8 (0.75%) Marketing
10 7 (0.65%) German Language
10 7 (0.65%) Local Government
10 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.56%) French Language
11 6 (0.56%) Italian Language
12 5 (0.47%) Advertising
13 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.37%) Military
14 3 (0.28%) Korean Language
14 3 (0.28%) Police
14 3 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 595 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 201 (18.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 102 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 82 (7.66%) Consultant
5 77 (7.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 63 (5.88%) Security Engineer
7 57 (5.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 53 (4.95%) Architect
9 50 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 46 (4.30%) Support Engineer
11 42 (3.92%) Analyst
11 42 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
12 40 (3.73%) Network Consultant
13 39 (3.64%) Network Architect
14 38 (3.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
15 30 (2.80%) Cisco Support
15 30 (2.80%) Cisco Support Engineer
16 26 (2.43%) Operations Engineer
16 26 (2.43%) Senior Manager
17 25 (2.33%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (5.32%) OAuth
1 57 (5.32%) OpenID
1 57 (5.32%) SAML
2 47 (4.39%) SailPoint
3 42 (3.92%) 802.1X
4 16 (1.49%) XMPP
5 13 (1.21%) REST
6 7 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (0.65%) Web Services
7 6 (0.56%) CSS
8 5 (0.47%) RESTful
9 4 (0.37%) jQuery
10 2 (0.19%) JSON
10 2 (0.19%) RFC 2544
10 2 (0.19%) XML
11 1 (0.093%) Apache NiFi
11 1 (0.093%) HTML
11 1 (0.093%) Jinja
11 1 (0.093%) LAPP Stack
11 1 (0.093%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 273 (25.49%) Data Centre
2 44 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 18 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (1.59%) Private Cloud
8 14 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.12%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.03%) Driving Licence
11 8 (0.75%) Cyberattack
12 7 (0.65%) CCTV
12 7 (0.65%) Clustering
12 7 (0.65%) NHS
12 7 (0.65%) PKI
13 6 (0.56%) e-Learning
13 6 (0.56%) Replication
13 6 (0.56%) User Experience
13 6 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 138 (12.89%) Windows
2 101 (9.43%) Linux
3 62 (5.79%) Windows Server
4 32 (2.99%) Windows 10
5 31 (2.89%) Unix
6 25 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (2.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.59%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.84%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.56%) Kali Linux
11 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.56%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.28%) CentOS
13 2 (0.19%) Debian
13 2 (0.19%) SUSE
13 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.093%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (15.97%) ITIL
2 144 (13.45%) Network Design
3 121 (11.30%) Information Security
4 120 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
5 96 (8.96%) Load Balancing
6 86 (8.03%) Network Monitoring
7 82 (7.66%) Network Management
8 78 (7.28%) Cybersecurity
9 76 (7.10%) Presales
10 73 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 69 (6.44%) Identity Access Management
12 66 (6.16%) Security Architecture
13 65 (6.07%) Computer Science
14 61 (5.70%) Project Delivery
15 59 (5.51%) Mentoring
16 54 (5.04%) Change Management
17 49 (4.58%) Identity Management
18 48 (4.48%) Migration
19 47 (4.39%) SIEM
20 45 (4.20%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 82 (7.66%) Python
2 23 (2.15%) PowerShell
3 17 (1.59%) SQL
4 14 (1.31%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.03%) C
5 11 (1.03%) C++
6 9 (0.84%) Perl
6 9 (0.84%) PHP
7 5 (0.47%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.28%) Java
8 3 (0.28%) Ruby
9 2 (0.19%) C#
9 2 (0.19%) VBScript
10 1 (0.093%) Ada
10 1 (0.093%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.093%) C-shell
10 1 (0.093%) Korn
10 1 (0.093%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.093%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,071 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 511 (47.71%) CCNA
3 183 (17.09%) CCIE
4 122 (11.39%) Degree
5 109 (10.18%) CISSP
6 105 (9.80%) Security Cleared
7 98 (9.15%) CCDP
8 96 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 69 (6.44%) MCSE
10 66 (6.16%) JNCIS
11 63 (5.88%) JNCIA
12 60 (5.60%) SC Cleared
13 56 (5.23%) JNCIP
14 41 (3.83%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 40 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 39 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
17 37 (3.45%) MCSA
18 32 (2.99%) CISM
19 27 (2.52%) MCITP
20 24 (2.24%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (7.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (4.95%) SLA
3 10 (0.93%) GDPR
4 7 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.093%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.093%) FISMA
6 1 (0.093%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.093%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.093%) PMO
System Software
1 109 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (8.12%) Active Directory
3 48 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.52%) VMware NSX
5 25 (2.33%) Docker
6 21 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.21%) Firmware
8 7 (0.65%) vSphere
9 5 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.28%) vCloud
10 3 (0.28%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.19%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.19%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.093%) BIND 9
12 1 (0.093%) KVM
12 1 (0.093%) LXC
12 1 (0.093%) zsh
Systems Management
1 69 (6.44%) Ansible
2 44 (4.11%) FortiGate
3 36 (3.36%) Cisco CUCM
4 35 (3.27%) Kubernetes
5 33 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
6 25 (2.33%) Terraform
7 24 (2.24%) SCCM
8 19 (1.77%) vCenter Server
9 15 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (1.31%) Cisco UCCX
10 14 (1.31%) Puppet
11 13 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (0.84%) Grafana
12 9 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
13 7 (0.65%) Nagios
14 6 (0.56%) Stealthwatch
15 5 (0.47%) Cisco CME
15 5 (0.47%) Icinga
15 5 (0.47%) Nessus
16 4 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 773 (72.18%) Cisco
2 234 (21.85%) Palo Alto
3 219 (20.45%) Juniper
4 188 (17.55%) VMware
5 165 (15.41%) CheckPoint
6 162 (15.13%) Microsoft
7 110 (10.27%) F5
8 108 (10.08%) Meraki
9 85 (7.94%) SolarWinds
10 73 (6.82%) HP
11 58 (5.42%) Citrix
12 56 (5.23%) CyberArk
13 54 (5.04%) Fortinet
14 52 (4.86%) ForgeRock
15 27 (2.52%) Aruba
16 25 (2.33%) Brocade
17 24 (2.24%) Infoblox
18 22 (2.05%) Riverbed
19 20 (1.87%) Splunk
20 19 (1.77%) BT