Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 192 271 260
Rank change year-on-year +79 -11 -59
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2,280 1,924 2,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.80% 1.26% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.85% 5.29% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,657 1,584 1,992
England median annual salary £50,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.81% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,500 £35,000 £33,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%

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 29,030 36,358 41,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.91% 23.88% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21,529 27,102 31,748
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,450 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +12 687 £58,750 -1.26% 69
South East +112 585 £55,000 +10.00% 63
North of England +181 567 £42,500 -10.53% 29
Yorkshire +197 444 £42,500 -10.53% 10
Midlands +26 221 £52,500 +5.00% 29
East of England +31 153 £55,000 +22.22% 17
West Midlands +16 143 £52,500 -4.55% 16
North West -2 104 £50,000 +11.11% 15
East Midlands +20 78 £47,000 +4.44% 13
South West -51 64 £46,809 +10.14% 13
North East +24 19 £42,915 -36.42% 4
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 2,280 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,792 (78.60%) Cisco
3 1,354 (59.39%) Firewall
4 1,274 (55.88%) CCNA
5 1,149 (50.39%) WAN
6 845 (37.06%) MPLS
7 812 (35.61%) BGP
8 793 (34.78%) LAN
9 688 (30.18%) OSPF
10 659 (28.90%) Network Security
11 649 (28.46%) VPN
12 600 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
13 574 (25.18%) Data Centre
14 560 (24.56%) Palo Alto
15 531 (23.29%) Juniper
16 455 (19.96%) Cisco Nexus
17 434 (19.04%) Wireless
18 415 (18.20%) Network Design
19 408 (17.89%) CheckPoint
20 407 (17.85%) DNS
21 401 (17.59%) IPsec
22 376 (16.49%) Linux
23 370 (16.23%) Fortinet
24 357 (15.66%) TCP/IP
25 350 (15.35%) CCIE
26 346 (15.18%) Internet
27 339 (14.87%) ITIL
28 327 (14.34%) Presales
29 316 (13.86%) Azure
29 316 (13.86%) Network Management

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 67 (2.94%) Skype for Business
2 48 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.05%) IIS
3 24 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 14 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.18%) Confluence
6 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.088%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.044%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.044%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 32 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.044%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.088%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.088%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 316 (13.86%) Azure
2 231 (10.13%) AWS
3 100 (4.39%) Office 365
4 34 (1.49%) SaaS
5 15 (0.66%) OpenShift
6 14 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.48%) GCP
7 11 (0.48%) IaaS
7 11 (0.48%) PaaS
8 9 (0.39%) G Suite
9 8 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (0.18%) GitHub
12 3 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.13%) AWS CodePipeline
12 3 (0.13%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.088%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.088%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.088%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 1,354 (59.39%) Firewall
2 1,149 (50.39%) WAN
3 845 (37.06%) MPLS
4 812 (35.61%) BGP
5 793 (34.78%) LAN
6 688 (30.18%) OSPF
7 659 (28.90%) Network Security
8 649 (28.46%) VPN
9 600 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
10 455 (19.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 434 (19.04%) Wireless
12 407 (17.85%) DNS
13 401 (17.59%) IPsec
14 357 (15.66%) TCP/IP
15 346 (15.18%) Internet
16 217 (9.52%) RIP
17 214 (9.39%) VLAN
18 210 (9.21%) NetScaler
19 208 (9.12%) VoIP
20 191 (8.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.61%) MySQL
3 5 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.088%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.088%) MS Access
5 2 (0.088%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.088%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.088%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.044%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.044%) Big Data
6 1 (0.044%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.044%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.44%) Subversion
4 8 (0.35%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.26%) Fiddler
5 6 (0.26%) JIRA
6 4 (0.18%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.13%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.088%) Ant
8 2 (0.088%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.088%) Maven
9 1 (0.044%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 307 (13.46%) Telecoms
2 221 (9.69%) Finance
3 92 (4.04%) Banking
4 82 (3.60%) Retail
5 75 (3.29%) Public Sector
6 36 (1.58%) Aerospace
7 24 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 22 (0.96%) Marketing
9 21 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.83%) Law
11 15 (0.66%) French Language
11 15 (0.66%) Legal
12 14 (0.61%) German Language
12 14 (0.61%) Italian Language
13 8 (0.35%) Advertising
14 7 (0.31%) Military
15 6 (0.26%) Electronics
16 5 (0.22%) Back Office
17 4 (0.18%) Games
17 4 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,368 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 352 (15.44%) Cisco Engineer
3 295 (12.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 277 (12.15%) Security Engineer
5 275 (12.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 232 (10.18%) Network Security Engineer
7 207 (9.08%) Consultant
8 141 (6.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 141 (6.18%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 124 (5.44%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 121 (5.31%) Network Consultant
11 120 (5.26%) Architect
12 115 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 104 (4.56%) Support Engineer
14 97 (4.25%) Analyst
15 86 (3.77%) Network Architect
15 86 (3.77%) Project Engineer
16 85 (3.73%) Network Support
17 83 (3.64%) Security Consultant
18 72 (3.16%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.63%) 802.1X
2 27 (1.18%) XMPP
3 20 (0.88%) LDAP
4 15 (0.66%) Web Services
5 10 (0.44%) LAMP
6 4 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.18%) XML
7 3 (0.13%) .NET
7 3 (0.13%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.13%) OAuth
7 3 (0.13%) OpenID
7 3 (0.13%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.13%) SAML
8 2 (0.088%) COM
8 2 (0.088%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.044%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.044%) CSS
9 1 (0.044%) Jinja
9 1 (0.044%) JSON
9 1 (0.044%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 574 (25.18%) Data Centre
2 268 (11.75%) Management Information System
3 107 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 39 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 29 (1.27%) Driving Licence
8 24 (1.05%) Private Cloud
9 16 (0.70%) BBC
9 16 (0.70%) Clustering
10 14 (0.61%) PKI
11 13 (0.57%) Handset
12 12 (0.53%) CCTV
12 12 (0.53%) CMDB
12 12 (0.53%) IPTV
12 12 (0.53%) Video\Live Streaming
13 11 (0.48%) Replication
13 11 (0.48%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.44%) MPEG
14 10 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 376 (16.49%) Linux
2 287 (12.59%) Windows
3 246 (10.79%) Unix
4 130 (5.70%) Windows Server
5 46 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (1.97%) Windows 10
7 42 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (1.58%) CentOS
9 34 (1.49%) Ubuntu
10 23 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (0.92%) Debian
12 19 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 19 (0.83%) Windows 8
13 18 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (0.57%) Solaris
15 8 (0.35%) CatOS
16 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.26%) SUSE
17 3 (0.13%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.13%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (18.20%) Network Design
2 339 (14.87%) ITIL
3 327 (14.34%) Presales
4 316 (13.86%) Network Management
5 247 (10.83%) Change Control
6 239 (10.48%) Service Delivery
7 225 (9.87%) Load Balancing
8 204 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
9 189 (8.29%) Product Management
10 180 (7.89%) Project Delivery
11 173 (7.59%) Validation
12 167 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
13 130 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 121 (5.31%) Mentoring
15 106 (4.65%) Cybersecurity
16 100 (4.39%) Migration
17 94 (4.12%) Information Security
18 91 (3.99%) Technical Leadership
19 88 (3.86%) Network Architecture
20 81 (3.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 237 (10.39%) Python
2 188 (8.25%) Bash Shell
3 174 (7.63%) Perl
4 55 (2.41%) SQL
5 41 (1.80%) C
6 36 (1.58%) PowerShell
7 11 (0.48%) PHP
8 6 (0.26%) Java
9 5 (0.22%) C++
9 5 (0.22%) R
10 4 (0.18%) Ada
10 4 (0.18%) C#
10 4 (0.18%) Ruby
10 4 (0.18%) VBScript
11 2 (0.088%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.088%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.044%) Tcl
12 1 (0.044%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,280 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,274 (55.88%) CCNA
3 350 (15.35%) CCIE
4 226 (9.91%) Degree
5 201 (8.82%) CCDP
6 179 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 170 (7.46%) Security Cleared
8 156 (6.84%) MCSE
9 133 (5.83%) SC Cleared
10 126 (5.53%) JNCIS
11 117 (5.13%) JNCIA
12 111 (4.87%) JNCIP
13 96 (4.21%) CCSE
14 71 (3.11%) CCSA
15 66 (2.89%) CISSP
16 54 (2.37%) MCSA
17 52 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 50 (2.19%) CCDA
19 48 (2.11%) JNCIE
20 38 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (10.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 198 (8.68%) ISO 9001
3 155 (6.80%) SLA
4 27 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 23 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 22 (0.96%) ISO 22301
7 14 (0.61%) QA
8 10 (0.44%) GDPR
8 10 (0.44%) PMO
9 7 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.13%) NIST
11 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.088%) NCSC
11 2 (0.088%) RMADS
12 1 (0.044%) BS7799
12 1 (0.044%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.044%) FISMA
12 1 (0.044%) GPG13
12 1 (0.044%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 180 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 149 (6.54%) Active Directory
3 137 (6.01%) vCloud
4 64 (2.81%) Hyper-V
5 57 (2.50%) XenApp
6 37 (1.62%) XenDesktop
7 33 (1.45%) VMware NSX
8 25 (1.10%) Firmware
9 24 (1.05%) vSphere
10 19 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (0.79%) Docker
12 16 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.48%) ProxySG
14 10 (0.44%) DRBD
14 10 (0.44%) GlusterFS
15 6 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
17 4 (0.18%) Xen
18 3 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 246 (10.79%) FortiGate
2 183 (8.03%) Nagios
3 100 (4.39%) Cisco CUCM
4 59 (2.59%) Cisco Prime
5 45 (1.97%) Ansible
5 45 (1.97%) Cisco UCCX
6 40 (1.75%) SCCM
7 27 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
8 22 (0.96%) Puppet
9 17 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (0.75%) Stealthwatch
10 16 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (0.66%) Kubernetes
12 13 (0.57%) vCenter Server
13 12 (0.53%) WSUS
14 10 (0.44%) Galera Cluster
14 10 (0.44%) Nessus
14 10 (0.44%) ZABBIX
15 9 (0.39%) Cisco CME
15 9 (0.39%) RANCID
Vendors
1 1,792 (78.60%) Cisco
2 560 (24.56%) Palo Alto
3 531 (23.29%) Juniper
4 408 (17.89%) CheckPoint
5 370 (16.23%) Fortinet
6 296 (12.98%) VMware
7 260 (11.40%) Microsoft
8 258 (11.32%) F5
9 203 (8.90%) Meraki
10 200 (8.77%) SolarWinds
11 151 (6.62%) Citrix
12 145 (6.36%) HP
13 84 (3.68%) Blue Coat
14 82 (3.60%) Aruba
15 80 (3.51%) Dell
16 79 (3.46%) Huawei
17 75 (3.29%) Brocade
18 62 (2.72%) NetApp
19 51 (2.24%) Mitel
20 50 (2.19%) Extreme Networks