Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 459 302 250
Rank change year-on-year -157 -52 +19
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 716 617 1,599
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.63% 1.06% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 5.20% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 574 480 1,297
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £44,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.82% - +1.85%
75th Percentile £67,500 £72,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £120,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 25,758 11,865 25,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.84% 20.29% 21.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13,765 8,872 19,359
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -144 292 £65,000 -10.34% 49
North of England -97 136 £42,500 -5.56% 25
South East -108 118 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Midlands -96 85 £50,000 +11.11% 21
Yorkshire -48 66 £45,000 - 12
East of England -89 61 £45,000 -10.00% 17
North West -94 54 £47,500 - 8
West Midlands -65 48 £51,500 -10.43% 17
South West -57 32 £45,000 -9.09% 12
East Midlands -58 30 £43,750 +9.38% 4
North East -12 28 £37,500 -6.25% 5
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 716 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 564 (78.77%) Cisco
3 387 (54.05%) Firewall
4 337 (47.07%) CCNA
5 299 (41.76%) WAN
6 210 (29.33%) LAN
6 210 (29.33%) BGP
7 203 (28.35%) Data Centre
8 185 (25.84%) Social Skills
9 179 (25.00%) MPLS
10 176 (24.58%) Palo Alto
11 166 (23.18%) VPN
12 163 (22.77%) OSPF
13 147 (20.53%) ITIL
14 146 (20.39%) Wireless
15 144 (20.11%) CCIE
16 136 (18.99%) Azure
17 120 (16.76%) Network Design
18 114 (15.92%) Microsoft
19 113 (15.78%) Network Security
20 112 (15.64%) AWS
21 111 (15.50%) Wi-Fi
22 105 (14.66%) CheckPoint
23 104 (14.53%) F5
24 95 (13.27%) Fortinet
25 93 (12.99%) SolarWinds
25 93 (12.99%) DNS
26 92 (12.85%) Juniper
27 91 (12.71%) Windows
27 91 (12.71%) Cisco ASA

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 (1.40%) IIS
1 10 (1.40%) MS Exchange
2 7 (0.98%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.70%) Confluence
4 4 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.14%) Apache
6 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.14%) nginx
6 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 34 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.51%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Blender
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 136 (18.99%) Azure
2 112 (15.64%) AWS
3 68 (9.50%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (2.37%) GCP
5 12 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 9 (1.26%) IaaS
6 9 (1.26%) Rubrik
6 9 (1.26%) SaaS
7 8 (1.12%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.84%) PaaS
10 5 (0.70%) Akamai
10 5 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.56%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.56%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.42%) AWS Direct Connect
12 3 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.28%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 387 (54.05%) Firewall
2 299 (41.76%) WAN
3 210 (29.33%) BGP
3 210 (29.33%) LAN
4 179 (25.00%) MPLS
5 166 (23.18%) VPN
6 163 (22.77%) OSPF
7 146 (20.39%) Wireless
8 113 (15.78%) Network Security
9 111 (15.50%) Wi-Fi
10 93 (12.99%) DNS
11 91 (12.71%) Cisco ASA
12 82 (11.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 82 (11.45%) TCP/IP
13 81 (11.31%) SD-WAN
14 77 (10.75%) VLAN
15 73 (10.20%) Internet
16 66 (9.22%) DHCP
17 61 (8.52%) IPsec
18 57 (7.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2019
3 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.42%) MySQL
3 3 (0.42%) Redis
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.14%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 18 (2.51%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.96%) JIRA
3 10 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 185 (25.84%) Social Skills
2 89 (12.43%) Finance
3 83 (11.59%) Telecoms
4 40 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (4.47%) Organisational Skills
6 24 (3.35%) Banking
6 24 (3.35%) Documentation Skills
7 23 (3.21%) Retail
8 20 (2.79%) Presentation Skills
9 17 (2.37%) French Language
9 17 (2.37%) German Language
9 17 (2.37%) Italian Language
9 17 (2.37%) Legal
9 17 (2.37%) Spanish Language
10 16 (2.23%) Portuguese Language
11 14 (1.96%) Public Sector
12 11 (1.54%) Aerospace
13 10 (1.40%) Military
14 9 (1.26%) Marketing
15 7 (0.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 390 (54.47%) Network Engineer
2 100 (13.97%) Cisco Engineer
3 76 (10.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 74 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
5 43 (6.01%) Architect
6 40 (5.59%) Juniper Engineer
7 39 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (5.31%) Network Architect
9 37 (5.17%) Security Engineer
10 32 (4.47%) Network Security Engineer
11 27 (3.77%) IP Engineer
11 27 (3.77%) NOC Engineer
12 26 (3.63%) Analyst
12 26 (3.63%) Network Specialist
13 21 (2.93%) Firewall Engineer
13 21 (2.93%) Network Analyst
13 21 (2.93%) Principal Engineer
14 20 (2.79%) Consultant
15 19 (2.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 19 (2.65%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.23%) JSON
1 16 (2.23%) XML
2 11 (1.54%) 802.1X
3 5 (0.70%) Spine.js
4 4 (0.56%) Jinja
4 4 (0.56%) LDAP
4 4 (0.56%) XMPP
4 4 (0.56%) YAML
5 3 (0.42%) Celery
5 3 (0.42%) DOM
5 3 (0.42%) OpenAPI
5 3 (0.42%) REST
5 3 (0.42%) Swagger
6 2 (0.28%) .NET
7 1 (0.14%) COM
7 1 (0.14%) COM+
7 1 (0.14%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.14%) J2EE
7 1 (0.14%) TensorFlow
7 1 (0.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 203 (28.35%) Data Centre
2 35 (4.89%) Public Cloud
3 32 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.93%) User Experience
6 15 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.82%) PKI
7 13 (1.82%) Private Cloud
8 12 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (1.40%) Cyberattack
10 9 (1.26%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.26%) Fibre Optics
11 8 (1.12%) Blog
12 5 (0.70%) CMDB
12 5 (0.70%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (0.70%) Eurex
12 5 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 91 (12.71%) Windows
2 77 (10.75%) Linux
3 37 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (4.89%) Windows 10
5 31 (4.33%) Windows Server
6 29 (4.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 22 (3.07%) Unix
8 19 (2.65%) Mac OS X
9 18 (2.51%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (1.26%) Solaris
10 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.42%) CentOS
15 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.28%) SUSE
15 2 (0.28%) VMS
15 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (20.53%) ITIL
2 120 (16.76%) Network Design
3 76 (10.61%) Cybersecurity
4 68 (9.50%) Project Management
5 64 (8.94%) Information Security
5 64 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 63 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (7.54%) Presales
8 53 (7.40%) Network Monitoring
9 52 (7.26%) Change Management
10 49 (6.84%) Computer Science
11 45 (6.28%) Change Control
12 41 (5.73%) Incident Management
13 38 (5.31%) Migration
14 36 (5.03%) Network Architecture
14 36 (5.03%) Network Management
15 35 (4.89%) Project Delivery
16 31 (4.33%) Time Management
17 30 (4.19%) Service Delivery
18 29 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 42 (5.87%) Python
2 27 (3.77%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.40%) C
4 6 (0.84%) SQL
5 5 (0.70%) Bash
6 2 (0.28%) C++
6 2 (0.28%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.28%) PHP
6 2 (0.28%) Ruby
6 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.14%) Java
7 1 (0.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 716 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 337 (47.07%) CCNA
3 144 (20.11%) CCIE
4 85 (11.87%) Degree
5 79 (11.03%) Security Cleared
6 65 (9.08%) SC Cleared
7 52 (7.26%) CCDP
8 50 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 45 (6.28%) MCSE
10 35 (4.89%) JNCIA
11 32 (4.47%) CISSP
12 26 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
13 21 (2.93%) CCSA
14 20 (2.79%) MCSA
15 19 (2.65%) CISM
16 18 (2.51%) CCSP
16 18 (2.51%) CEH
16 18 (2.51%) JNCIP
17 17 (2.37%) LPIC
17 17 (2.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (12.29%) SLA
2 18 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.68%) NIST
4 11 (1.54%) GDPR
5 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.56%) SOC 2
8 2 (0.28%) NCSC
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) GRC
9 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 61 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (7.82%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.79%) vSphere
4 12 (1.68%) Firmware
4 12 (1.68%) VMware NSX
5 9 (1.26%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.84%) XenApp
7 4 (0.56%) Docker
8 3 (0.42%) iptables
8 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) PowerDNS
9 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.14%) RHEV
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (5.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 33 (4.61%) Terraform
3 29 (4.05%) Ansible
4 27 (3.77%) FortiGate
5 22 (3.07%) Nagios
6 13 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
7 11 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (1.40%) SCCM
8 10 (1.40%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (1.12%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.12%) Puppet
10 7 (0.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 7 (0.98%) Stealthwatch
11 6 (0.84%) Nessus
11 6 (0.84%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.70%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.70%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.56%) Icinga
13 4 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 564 (78.77%) Cisco
2 176 (24.58%) Palo Alto
3 114 (15.92%) Microsoft
4 105 (14.66%) CheckPoint
5 104 (14.53%) F5
6 95 (13.27%) Fortinet
7 93 (12.99%) SolarWinds
8 92 (12.85%) Juniper
9 86 (12.01%) VMware
10 62 (8.66%) Meraki
11 42 (5.87%) Aruba
12 32 (4.47%) HP
13 27 (3.77%) Dell
14 23 (3.21%) Citrix
15 21 (2.93%) Barracuda Networks
16 18 (2.51%) Arista
16 18 (2.51%) Nokia
16 18 (2.51%) Zscaler
17 16 (2.23%) Veeam
18 15 (2.09%) Infoblox