Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 316 261 226
Rank change year-on-year -55 -35 +56
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 700 1,317 2,142
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.95% 1.26% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% 5.83% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 538 1,115 1,695
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £54,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +0.92% +9.00%
75th Percentile £66,000 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -0.90% +0.91% +10.00%

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 15,229 22,593 34,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.63% 21.56% 24.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10,711 17,063 25,146
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,375 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,960 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 -72 232 £60,000 -4.00% 21
North of England +48 144 £47,500 -3.82% 23
South East -36 141 £52,500 +5.00% 16
Midlands +5 86 £50,000 - 24
North West +55 78 £50,000 +2.04% 16
South West -15 58 £49,000 -18.33% 15
Yorkshire +19 57 £48,000 -4.00% 3
West Midlands +28 50 £57,500 +15.00% 19
East of England +28 48 £57,500 +4.55% 6
East Midlands -4 36 £36,750 -21.81% 5
North East +7 9 £40,000 -4.67% 4
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 700 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 561 (80.14%) Cisco
3 421 (60.14%) Firewall
4 323 (46.14%) CCNA
5 287 (41.00%) WAN
6 233 (33.29%) LAN
7 212 (30.29%) Network Security
8 198 (28.29%) BGP
9 167 (23.86%) OSPF
10 157 (22.43%) Data Centre
11 153 (21.86%) Juniper
12 146 (20.86%) VPN
13 143 (20.43%) DNS
13 143 (20.43%) Cisco ASA
14 137 (19.57%) Wireless
15 131 (18.71%) Palo Alto
16 130 (18.57%) MPLS
17 125 (17.86%) Azure
18 119 (17.00%) CCIE
18 119 (17.00%) Microsoft
19 111 (15.86%) F5
20 106 (15.14%) VMware
21 104 (14.86%) ITIL
22 103 (14.71%) Finance
22 103 (14.71%) Network Design
23 101 (14.43%) Telecoms
24 97 (13.86%) Security Cleared
25 92 (13.14%) DHCP
26 91 (13.00%) TCP/IP
27 89 (12.71%) Windows

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 10 (1.43%) Confluence
2 9 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.86%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.71%) IIS
6 3 (0.43%) nginx
7 2 (0.29%) Apache
7 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 24 (3.43%) MS Visio
2 20 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 125 (17.86%) Azure
2 84 (12.00%) AWS
3 58 (8.29%) Microsoft 365
4 18 (2.57%) OpenShift
5 16 (2.29%) SaaS
6 15 (2.14%) PaaS
7 9 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.86%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.86%) Route 53
8 6 (0.86%) Slack
9 5 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.71%) GCP
10 4 (0.57%) Google Workspace
11 3 (0.43%) IaaS
11 3 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.29%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 421 (60.14%) Firewall
2 287 (41.00%) WAN
3 233 (33.29%) LAN
4 212 (30.29%) Network Security
5 198 (28.29%) BGP
6 167 (23.86%) OSPF
7 146 (20.86%) VPN
8 143 (20.43%) Cisco ASA
8 143 (20.43%) DNS
9 137 (19.57%) Wireless
10 130 (18.57%) MPLS
11 92 (13.14%) DHCP
12 91 (13.00%) TCP/IP
13 89 (12.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 84 (12.00%) VLAN
15 78 (11.14%) SD-WAN
16 76 (10.86%) VoIP
17 63 (9.00%) IPsec
18 53 (7.57%) Cisco Firepower
19 48 (6.86%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (1.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.14%) Big Data
3 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (2.14%) JIRA
2 4 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 103 (14.71%) Finance
2 101 (14.43%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.29%) Banking
4 28 (4.00%) Public Sector
5 16 (2.29%) Retail
6 15 (2.14%) Law
7 14 (2.00%) Marketing
8 13 (1.86%) Military
9 11 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.43%) Aerospace
10 10 (1.43%) Mandarin Language
11 8 (1.14%) Electronics
12 7 (1.00%) Publishing
13 5 (0.71%) Fire and Rescue
14 3 (0.43%) Advertising
14 3 (0.43%) Automotive
14 3 (0.43%) German Language
14 3 (0.43%) Legal
15 2 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 421 (60.14%) Network Engineer
2 152 (21.71%) Senior Network Engineer
3 67 (9.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 62 (8.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 56 (8.00%) Architect
6 52 (7.43%) Consultant
7 39 (5.57%) Security Engineer
8 34 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 32 (4.57%) Design Engineer
10 31 (4.43%) Network Security Engineer
11 30 (4.29%) IP Engineer
12 28 (4.00%) IP Network Engineer
12 28 (4.00%) Network Specialist
12 28 (4.00%) Network Support
13 26 (3.71%) Support Engineer
14 23 (3.29%) Network Architect
15 22 (3.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 21 (3.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 20 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
18 19 (2.71%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.00%) LDAP
2 19 (2.71%) 802.1X
3 15 (2.14%) OAuth
3 15 (2.14%) OpenID
3 15 (2.14%) SAML
4 7 (1.00%) Web Services
5 5 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (0.71%) SailPoint
6 4 (0.57%) JSON
7 3 (0.43%) COM
8 2 (0.29%) .NET
8 2 (0.29%) COM+
8 2 (0.29%) HTML
9 1 (0.14%) CSS
9 1 (0.14%) Django
9 1 (0.14%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 157 (22.43%) Data Centre
2 54 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (1.57%) Driving Licence
6 10 (1.43%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
7 9 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (0.71%) Replication
9 4 (0.57%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.57%) IPTV
9 4 (0.57%) NHS
10 3 (0.43%) Clustering
10 3 (0.43%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.29%) CESG
11 2 (0.29%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.29%) Fibre Optics
11 2 (0.29%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (12.71%) Windows
2 75 (10.71%) Linux
3 55 (7.86%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.43%) Windows 10
5 17 (2.43%) Ubuntu
6 13 (1.86%) Unix
6 13 (1.86%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.71%) Windows Server 2019
8 11 (1.57%) Android
8 11 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.00%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.86%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.43%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.14%) AIX
14 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (14.86%) ITIL
2 103 (14.71%) Network Design
3 76 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
4 68 (9.71%) Information Security
5 63 (9.00%) Presales
6 62 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 50 (7.14%) Load Balancing
8 49 (7.00%) Cybersecurity
9 46 (6.57%) Network Monitoring
9 46 (6.57%) Project Management
10 40 (5.71%) Computer Science
10 40 (5.71%) Network Management
11 38 (5.43%) Network Virtualisation
12 37 (5.29%) Mentoring
13 36 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
14 34 (4.86%) Customer Requirements
15 32 (4.57%) Security Architecture
16 31 (4.43%) Migration
17 30 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
18 28 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 49 (7.00%) Python
2 40 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.14%) PHP
4 8 (1.14%) C
5 5 (0.71%) R
6 4 (0.57%) Tcl
7 3 (0.43%) C++
7 3 (0.43%) SQL
8 2 (0.29%) Java
8 2 (0.29%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.29%) VB
9 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.14%) Korn
9 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 700 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 323 (46.14%) CCNA
3 119 (17.00%) CCIE
4 97 (13.86%) Security Cleared
5 77 (11.00%) SC Cleared
6 62 (8.86%) Degree
7 60 (8.57%) CISSP
8 47 (6.71%) JNCIP
9 44 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 38 (5.43%) CCDP
11 37 (5.29%) JNCIA
12 35 (5.00%) MCSE
13 33 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 24 (3.43%) DV Cleared
15 18 (2.57%) MCSA
16 17 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
17 15 (2.14%) JNCIS
18 14 (2.00%) CISM
19 13 (1.86%) CEH
20 12 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (4.86%) SLA
3 15 (2.14%) GDPR
4 13 (1.86%) PMO
5 9 (1.29%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.00%) QA
7 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.57%) NIST
8 3 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.43%) GRC
8 3 (0.43%) RMADS
9 2 (0.29%) NCSC
9 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 87 (12.43%) Active Directory
2 74 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.29%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.14%) XenApp
5 26 (3.71%) XenDesktop
6 22 (3.14%) VMware NSX
7 19 (2.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 19 (2.71%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (2.43%) Firmware
9 13 (1.86%) vSphere
10 10 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.14%) FreeRADIUS
12 4 (0.57%) Docker
12 4 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.14%) KVM
13 1 (0.14%) NLBS
13 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 52 (7.43%) Ansible
2 43 (6.14%) FortiGate
3 27 (3.86%) Kubernetes
4 20 (2.86%) HAProxy
5 19 (2.71%) vRealize
6 15 (2.14%) Nagios
6 15 (2.14%) SCCM
7 14 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
8 12 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (1.71%) Nmap
9 11 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (1.57%) Terraform
10 10 (1.43%) Puppet
11 9 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.14%) Cacti
13 7 (1.00%) Nessus
13 7 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.86%) Amdocs OSS
14 6 (0.86%) SCOM
14 6 (0.86%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 561 (80.14%) Cisco
2 153 (21.86%) Juniper
3 131 (18.71%) Palo Alto
4 119 (17.00%) Microsoft
5 111 (15.86%) F5
6 106 (15.14%) VMware
7 73 (10.43%) CheckPoint
8 67 (9.57%) Fortinet
8 67 (9.57%) HP
9 56 (8.00%) Meraki
10 51 (7.29%) SolarWinds
11 39 (5.57%) Citrix
11 39 (5.57%) Dell
12 35 (5.00%) Infoblox
13 25 (3.57%) Oracle
13 25 (3.57%) Veeam
14 23 (3.29%) Aruba
15 21 (3.00%) Avaya
15 21 (3.00%) Red Hat
16 19 (2.71%) IBM