Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 256 275
Rank change year-on-year +17 +19 -96
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,535 1,934 1,992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.38% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.17% 5.66% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,248 1,581 1,672
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £73,725
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +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 24,865 34,184 39,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.80% 24.47% 23.95%
Number of salaries quoted 18,523 25,128 30,527
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +20 673 £60,000 - 78
South East +55 412 £52,500 - 48
Midlands -19 154 £50,000 +5.26% 38
North of England -28 152 £47,000 -6.00% 38
West Midlands -39 82 £52,500 +5.00% 27
North West +15 80 £47,000 -10.05% 15
East of England +4 79 £55,000 +22.22% 18
East Midlands +27 71 £42,500 -2.86% 10
Yorkshire -16 62 £47,500 +3.26% 18
South West -12 61 £50,000 +11.11% 8
North East -16 10 £47,000 -32.86% 5
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 1,535 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,195 (77.85%) Cisco
3 905 (58.96%) Firewall
4 674 (43.91%) CCNA
5 653 (42.54%) WAN
6 586 (38.18%) LAN
7 518 (33.75%) BGP
8 455 (29.64%) OSPF
9 436 (28.40%) Data Centre
10 409 (26.64%) MPLS
11 392 (25.54%) VPN
12 391 (25.47%) Juniper
13 377 (24.56%) Wireless
14 376 (24.50%) Network Security
15 340 (22.15%) Palo Alto
16 339 (22.08%) Cisco ASA
17 295 (19.22%) TCP/IP
18 289 (18.83%) CCIE
19 272 (17.72%) ITIL
20 255 (16.61%) Azure
21 251 (16.35%) CheckPoint
22 248 (16.16%) VMware
23 232 (15.11%) IPsec
23 232 (15.11%) Microsoft
23 232 (15.11%) Windows
24 216 (14.07%) Network Design
25 209 (13.62%) Finance
26 208 (13.55%) Degree
27 205 (13.36%) Cisco Nexus
28 197 (12.83%) VLAN

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 29 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 27 (1.76%) Skype for Business
3 25 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (1.37%) IIS
5 17 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.46%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.33%) Confluence
9 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 44 (2.87%) MS Visio
2 19 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 255 (16.61%) Azure
2 162 (10.55%) AWS
3 87 (5.67%) Office 365
4 26 (1.69%) SaaS
5 13 (0.85%) GCP
6 11 (0.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 11 (0.72%) IaaS
6 11 (0.72%) OpenShift
7 7 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.33%) Slack
9 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.20%) PaaS
10 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.13%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.13%) G Suite
10 2 (0.13%) GitHub
10 2 (0.13%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.13%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 905 (58.96%) Firewall
2 653 (42.54%) WAN
3 586 (38.18%) LAN
4 518 (33.75%) BGP
5 455 (29.64%) OSPF
6 409 (26.64%) MPLS
7 392 (25.54%) VPN
8 377 (24.56%) Wireless
9 376 (24.50%) Network Security
10 339 (22.08%) Cisco ASA
11 295 (19.22%) TCP/IP
12 232 (15.11%) IPsec
13 205 (13.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 197 (12.83%) VLAN
15 176 (11.47%) DNS
16 165 (10.75%) Internet
17 161 (10.49%) VoIP
18 136 (8.86%) DHCP
18 136 (8.86%) HSRP
19 127 (8.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.72%) Big Data
3 5 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (0.26%) MySQL
4 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.20%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.065%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.065%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.065%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 49 (3.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (0.72%) JIRA
3 10 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.33%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.20%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.13%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.13%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.13%) Postman
8 1 (0.065%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 209 (13.62%) Finance
2 176 (11.47%) Telecoms
3 72 (4.69%) Banking
4 63 (4.10%) Public Sector
5 60 (3.91%) Retail
6 22 (1.43%) Marketing
7 20 (1.30%) Law
8 19 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.17%) Legal
10 12 (0.78%) Aerospace
10 12 (0.78%) French Language
11 11 (0.72%) German Language
11 11 (0.72%) Italian Language
12 10 (0.65%) Advertising
13 8 (0.52%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.33%) Military
15 4 (0.26%) Local Government
16 3 (0.20%) Games
16 3 (0.20%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 899 (58.57%) Network Engineer
2 280 (18.24%) Senior Network Engineer
3 194 (12.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 140 (9.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 116 (7.56%) Security Engineer
6 98 (6.38%) Consultant
7 91 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 82 (5.34%) Network Security Engineer
9 72 (4.69%) Architect
10 65 (4.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 64 (4.17%) Support Engineer
12 61 (3.97%) Network Consultant
13 57 (3.71%) Analyst
14 48 (3.13%) Juniper Engineer
15 44 (2.87%) Network Architect
16 38 (2.48%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 37 (2.41%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 37 (2.41%) IP Network Engineer
17 37 (2.41%) NOC Engineer
18 36 (2.35%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.32%) 802.1X
2 25 (1.63%) XMPP
3 20 (1.30%) OAuth
3 20 (1.30%) OpenID
3 20 (1.30%) SailPoint
3 20 (1.30%) SAML
4 10 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (0.65%) Web Services
5 6 (0.39%) RESTful
6 4 (0.26%) jQuery
7 3 (0.20%) CSS
7 3 (0.20%) LDAP
8 2 (0.13%) .NET
8 2 (0.13%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.13%) Jinja
8 2 (0.13%) JSON
8 2 (0.13%) REST
8 2 (0.13%) RFC 2544
8 2 (0.13%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 436 (28.40%) Data Centre
2 83 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 39 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 17 (1.11%) Private Cloud
8 14 (0.91%) CCTV
9 13 (0.85%) Driving Licence
9 13 (0.85%) PKI
10 12 (0.78%) Cyberattack
11 10 (0.65%) e-Learning
12 9 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.52%) Clustering
13 8 (0.52%) User Experience
13 8 (0.52%) Wiki
14 7 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
14 7 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 232 (15.11%) Windows
2 155 (10.10%) Linux
3 106 (6.91%) Windows Server
4 63 (4.10%) Unix
5 46 (3.00%) Windows 10
6 40 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.50%) Windows 8
9 16 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.59%) CentOS
12 8 (0.52%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.39%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.33%) Debian
14 5 (0.33%) Kali Linux
15 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.13%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.13%) Fedora
18 1 (0.065%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (17.72%) ITIL
2 216 (14.07%) Network Design
3 176 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
4 174 (11.34%) Load Balancing
5 132 (8.60%) Network Monitoring
6 126 (8.21%) Network Management
7 113 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 112 (7.30%) Information Security
9 98 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
10 93 (6.06%) Presales
11 89 (5.80%) Mentoring
12 86 (5.60%) Project Delivery
13 79 (5.15%) Change Management
14 77 (5.02%) Migration
15 74 (4.82%) Computer Science
16 63 (4.10%) Technical Leadership
17 59 (3.84%) SIEM
18 53 (3.45%) Incident Management
19 52 (3.39%) Change Control
19 52 (3.39%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 82 (5.34%) Python
2 43 (2.80%) PowerShell
3 37 (2.41%) SQL
4 21 (1.37%) C
5 20 (1.30%) Bash Shell
6 13 (0.85%) Perl
7 10 (0.65%) PHP
8 7 (0.46%) C++
9 5 (0.33%) Ruby
9 5 (0.33%) VBScript
10 4 (0.26%) C#
10 4 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.20%) Java
11 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.13%) Ada
13 1 (0.065%) Tcl
13 1 (0.065%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,535 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 674 (43.91%) CCNA
3 289 (18.83%) CCIE
4 208 (13.55%) Degree
5 162 (10.55%) Security Cleared
6 160 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 148 (9.64%) CCDP
8 125 (8.14%) MCSE
9 101 (6.58%) JNCIA
9 101 (6.58%) SC Cleared
10 98 (6.38%) JNCIP
11 95 (6.19%) JNCIS
12 85 (5.54%) CISSP
13 61 (3.97%) MCSA
14 55 (3.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 48 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
16 46 (3.00%) CCSE
17 45 (2.93%) CCSA
17 45 (2.93%) CISM
18 37 (2.41%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (6.64%) SLA
2 55 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
3 12 (0.78%) GDPR
4 9 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.52%) QA
6 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.26%) GPG13
8 3 (0.20%) NIST
9 2 (0.13%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.13%) FISMA
9 2 (0.13%) NCSC
9 2 (0.13%) RMADS
10 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.065%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.065%) PMO
System Software
1 172 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 155 (10.10%) Active Directory
3 60 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.02%) VMware NSX
5 29 (1.89%) Firmware
6 26 (1.69%) Docker
7 23 (1.50%) XenApp
8 22 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 15 (0.98%) vSphere
11 9 (0.59%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.26%) vCloud
14 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.065%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.065%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.065%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.065%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (4.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 60 (3.91%) FortiGate
3 57 (3.71%) Cisco Prime
4 53 (3.45%) Ansible
5 42 (2.74%) SCCM
6 31 (2.02%) vCenter Server
7 27 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 26 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
9 22 (1.43%) Kubernetes
10 21 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
11 17 (1.11%) Puppet
12 13 (0.85%) Terraform
13 11 (0.72%) Cisco CME
14 10 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (0.65%) Stealthwatch
15 9 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
15 9 (0.59%) Nessus
16 8 (0.52%) Backup Exec
17 7 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
18 6 (0.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,195 (77.85%) Cisco
2 391 (25.47%) Juniper
3 340 (22.15%) Palo Alto
4 251 (16.35%) CheckPoint
5 248 (16.16%) VMware
6 232 (15.11%) Microsoft
7 183 (11.92%) F5
8 180 (11.73%) Meraki
8 180 (11.73%) SolarWinds
9 123 (8.01%) Citrix
10 104 (6.78%) Fortinet
11 97 (6.32%) HP
12 51 (3.32%) Blue Coat
13 45 (2.93%) Huawei
14 43 (2.80%) Aruba
14 43 (2.80%) Forcepoint
15 41 (2.67%) Brocade
16 36 (2.35%) Dell
17 33 (2.15%) NetApp
18 31 (2.02%) Avaya