Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 249 190 272
Rank change year-on-year -59 +82 -16
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 604 2,409 1,909
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.32% 1.91% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.15% 8.24% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 525 1,804 1,701
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,564 £32,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £76,250 £76,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.84% -2.86% +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 9,825 29,225 36,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.53% 23.13% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7,426 21,616 27,187
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,281 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +44 283 £75,000 +25.00% 27
South East -54 106 £52,500 -4.55% 15
North of England -115 77 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Midlands -13 57 £45,000 -14.29% 18
East of England +48 49 £47,500 -13.64% 3
North West +49 42 £48,000 -4.00% 17
West Midlands +1 41 £45,000 -14.29% 16
South West +100 32 £50,000 +5.26% 13
Yorkshire -111 28 £45,000 +12.50% 4
East Midlands +20 16 £42,500 -9.57% 2
North East +10 7 £55,000 +28.78%
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 604 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 414 (68.54%) Cisco
3 333 (55.13%) CCNA
4 328 (54.30%) Firewall
5 262 (43.38%) WAN
6 235 (38.91%) LAN
7 183 (30.30%) BGP
8 153 (25.33%) OSPF
9 150 (24.83%) MPLS
10 136 (22.52%) Wireless
10 136 (22.52%) VPN
11 131 (21.69%) Network Security
12 128 (21.19%) Data Centre
13 118 (19.54%) CISSP
14 117 (19.37%) Information Security
15 113 (18.71%) Cisco ASA
16 112 (18.54%) Juniper
16 112 (18.54%) Palo Alto
17 100 (16.56%) VMware
18 99 (16.39%) Security Architecture
19 95 (15.73%) Identity Access Management
20 93 (15.40%) ITIL
21 92 (15.23%) CCIE
22 90 (14.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 89 (14.74%) VoIP
23 89 (14.74%) CheckPoint
24 83 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
25 81 (13.41%) SAML
25 81 (13.41%) Finance
25 81 (13.41%) OAuth

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 9 (1.49%) Skype for Business
2 6 (0.99%) CMS
3 5 (0.83%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.66%) IIS
5 3 (0.50%) Confluence
6 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.17%) Apache
7 1 (0.17%) Drupal
7 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.17%) nginx
7 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.48%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 60 (9.93%) Azure
2 47 (7.78%) AWS
3 27 (4.47%) Office 365
4 11 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (1.66%) GCP
5 10 (1.66%) PaaS
5 10 (1.66%) SaaS
6 9 (1.49%) IaaS
6 9 (1.49%) Route 53
6 9 (1.49%) Slack
7 4 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (0.50%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.50%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.17%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 328 (54.30%) Firewall
2 262 (43.38%) WAN
3 235 (38.91%) LAN
4 183 (30.30%) BGP
5 153 (25.33%) OSPF
6 150 (24.83%) MPLS
7 136 (22.52%) VPN
7 136 (22.52%) Wireless
8 131 (21.69%) Network Security
9 113 (18.71%) Cisco ASA
10 89 (14.74%) VoIP
11 77 (12.75%) VLAN
12 74 (12.25%) Wi-Fi
13 73 (12.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 64 (10.60%) DNS
15 55 (9.11%) TCP/IP
16 50 (8.28%) IPsec
17 48 (7.95%) WLAN
18 44 (7.28%) Multicast
19 43 (7.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.66%) Big Data
3 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.17%) InfluxDB
3 1 (0.17%) KDB
3 1 (0.17%) Kdb+
3 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (0.66%) JIRA
2 4 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.17%) Redmine
4 1 (0.17%) Subversion
4 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (13.41%) Finance
2 63 (10.43%) Telecoms
3 39 (6.46%) Banking
4 18 (2.98%) Financial Institution
5 16 (2.65%) Public Sector
6 8 (1.32%) Mandarin Language
7 7 (1.16%) Military
8 6 (0.99%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.83%) French Language
9 5 (0.83%) German Language
9 5 (0.83%) Italian Language
9 5 (0.83%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.66%) Law
10 4 (0.66%) Marketing
10 4 (0.66%) Retail
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
11 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.33%) International Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Legal
11 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 335 (55.46%) Network Engineer
2 138 (22.85%) Senior Network Engineer
3 87 (14.40%) Consultant
4 62 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 51 (8.44%) Architect
5 51 (8.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 43 (7.12%) IP Engineer
6 43 (7.12%) Security Engineer
7 42 (6.95%) IP Network Engineer
8 36 (5.96%) Network Architect
9 33 (5.46%) Network Security Engineer
10 25 (4.14%) CyberArk Consultant
10 25 (4.14%) ForgeRock Consultant
10 25 (4.14%) SailPoint Consultant
11 23 (3.81%) Support Engineer
12 20 (3.31%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 20 (3.31%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 18 (2.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 18 (2.98%) NOC Engineer
13 18 (2.98%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (13.41%) OAuth
1 81 (13.41%) OpenID
1 81 (13.41%) SAML
2 31 (5.13%) SailPoint
3 24 (3.97%) 802.1X
4 7 (1.16%) LDAP
5 5 (0.83%) XMPP
6 3 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.33%) REST
7 2 (0.33%) Web Services
8 1 (0.17%) Django
8 1 (0.17%) JSON
8 1 (0.17%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.17%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 128 (21.19%) Data Centre
2 46 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (1.16%) Hedge funds
7 6 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.83%) PKI
9 4 (0.66%) CESG
9 4 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.66%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.50%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.50%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.33%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.33%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.33%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.33%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 71 (11.75%) Linux
2 54 (8.94%) Windows
3 23 (3.81%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.15%) Unix
5 9 (1.49%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.50%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) CentOS
9 1 (0.17%) Debian
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) SUSE
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (19.37%) Information Security
2 99 (16.39%) Security Architecture
3 95 (15.73%) Identity Access Management
4 93 (15.40%) ITIL
5 83 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (8.44%) Network Design
7 48 (7.95%) Network Monitoring
8 41 (6.79%) Project Delivery
9 39 (6.46%) Cybersecurity
9 39 (6.46%) Load Balancing
10 38 (6.29%) Network Management
11 31 (5.13%) Mentoring
12 29 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 28 (4.64%) Change Management
13 28 (4.64%) Presales
14 24 (3.97%) Low Latency
15 22 (3.64%) Artificial Intelligence
15 22 (3.64%) DevOps
15 22 (3.64%) Network Architecture
15 22 (3.64%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (10.43%) Python
2 9 (1.49%) PowerShell
3 6 (0.99%) Perl
4 4 (0.66%) SQL
5 2 (0.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.33%) C
5 2 (0.33%) C++
6 1 (0.17%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.17%) C-shell
6 1 (0.17%) Korn
6 1 (0.17%) PHP
6 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 604 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 333 (55.13%) CCNA
3 118 (19.54%) CISSP
4 92 (15.23%) CCIE
5 57 (9.44%) Security Cleared
6 48 (7.95%) CCDP
6 48 (7.95%) SC Cleared
7 46 (7.62%) JNCIA
8 45 (7.45%) JNCIS
9 38 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 35 (5.79%) MCSE
11 33 (5.46%) Degree
12 20 (3.31%) JNCIP
13 17 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (2.65%) DV Cleared
15 13 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (1.99%) CEH
17 10 (1.66%) CCDA
17 10 (1.66%) Check Point Certification
17 10 (1.66%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (14.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.32%) SLA
3 13 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.66%) COBIT
5 2 (0.33%) PMO
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.17%) GDPR
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.17%) QA
System Software
1 60 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (6.79%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.81%) VMware Server
4 18 (2.98%) VMware NSX
5 10 (1.66%) Firmware
5 10 (1.66%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.16%) XenApp
7 6 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.66%) vSphere
9 3 (0.50%) Docker
9 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.33%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.17%) LXC
11 1 (0.17%) pfSense
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.17%) Xen
11 1 (0.17%) zsh
Systems Management
1 36 (5.96%) Ansible
2 35 (5.79%) FortiGate
3 21 (3.48%) Cisco CUCM
3 21 (3.48%) Grafana
4 16 (2.65%) Nagios
5 14 (2.32%) Puppet
6 12 (1.99%) Nessus
6 12 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (1.49%) Kubernetes
8 8 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (1.16%) Terraform
10 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.83%) SCCM
10 5 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.66%) Cisco CME
11 4 (0.66%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.50%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.50%) vRealize
13 2 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 414 (68.54%) Cisco
2 112 (18.54%) Juniper
2 112 (18.54%) Palo Alto
3 100 (16.56%) VMware
4 89 (14.74%) CheckPoint
5 75 (12.42%) Microsoft
6 72 (11.92%) F5
7 56 (9.27%) ForgeRock
8 50 (8.28%) Fortinet
8 50 (8.28%) SolarWinds
9 39 (6.46%) Meraki
10 32 (5.30%) CyberArk
10 32 (5.30%) Splunk
11 19 (3.15%) Citrix
12 18 (2.98%) Brocade
13 17 (2.81%) Aruba
14 16 (2.65%) HP
14 16 (2.65%) Infoblox
14 16 (2.65%) Riverbed
15 14 (2.32%) Dell