Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 382 254 181
Rank change year-on-year -128 -73 +91
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 693 1,024 2,625
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.77% 1.33% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.54% 6.09% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 545 852 1,848
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,955 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.71% +11.91% -1.96%
75th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £85,000 £79,125
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +12.75% -

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 19,587 16,816 33,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.84% 21.79% 24.87%
Number of salaries quoted 11,696 12,660 24,128
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £26,463
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -146 235 £58,000 -14.07% 31
South East -67 139 £52,500 +5.00% 29
North of England -47 106 £48,500 -3.00% 16
Midlands -24 103 £55,000 +10.00% 18
South West -52 66 £59,250 -1.25% 8
West Midlands -26 64 £57,500 +15.00% 8
North West -22 57 £50,500 +1.00% 9
East of England -19 54 £57,500 +4.55% 7
Yorkshire -42 44 £48,500 +4.30% 7
East Midlands -23 39 £41,250 -8.33% 10
North East -22 5 £40,000 -2.44%
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 693 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 589 (84.99%) Cisco
3 394 (56.85%) Firewall
4 315 (45.45%) CCNA
5 278 (40.12%) WAN
6 246 (35.50%) LAN
7 205 (29.58%) Network Security
8 186 (26.84%) BGP
9 175 (25.25%) Data Centre
10 171 (24.68%) OSPF
11 152 (21.93%) Palo Alto
12 148 (21.36%) Juniper
13 140 (20.20%) VPN
14 130 (18.76%) MPLS
15 127 (18.33%) Azure
16 126 (18.18%) Wireless
17 122 (17.60%) CCIE
18 121 (17.46%) DNS
19 120 (17.32%) Cisco ASA
20 117 (16.88%) Microsoft
21 115 (16.59%) Network Design
22 111 (16.02%) Security Cleared
23 110 (15.87%) Social Skills
24 106 (15.30%) F5
25 100 (14.43%) Finance
26 97 (14.00%) ITIL
27 92 (13.28%) Cisco Nexus
28 91 (13.13%) CheckPoint
29 90 (12.99%) SD-WAN
30 88 (12.70%) VMware

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 7 (1.01%) MS Exchange
2 6 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.58%) Confluence
3 4 (0.58%) nginx
4 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.43%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.29%) IIS
6 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 21 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 16 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.01%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 127 (18.33%) Azure
2 76 (10.97%) AWS
3 46 (6.64%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (1.73%) OpenShift
5 9 (1.30%) PaaS
5 9 (1.30%) SaaS
6 7 (1.01%) IaaS
6 7 (1.01%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.14%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 394 (56.85%) Firewall
2 278 (40.12%) WAN
3 246 (35.50%) LAN
4 205 (29.58%) Network Security
5 186 (26.84%) BGP
6 171 (24.68%) OSPF
7 140 (20.20%) VPN
8 130 (18.76%) MPLS
9 126 (18.18%) Wireless
10 121 (17.46%) DNS
11 120 (17.32%) Cisco ASA
12 92 (13.28%) Cisco Nexus
13 90 (12.99%) SD-WAN
14 85 (12.27%) TCP/IP
14 85 (12.27%) VLAN
15 78 (11.26%) DHCP
16 57 (8.23%) VoIP
17 55 (7.94%) IPsec
18 51 (7.36%) EIGRP
19 45 (6.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.29%) Big Data
4 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (1.73%) JIRA
2 3 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 110 (15.87%) Social Skills
2 100 (14.43%) Finance
3 87 (12.55%) Telecoms
4 35 (5.05%) Public Sector
5 31 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (3.46%) Banking
7 23 (3.32%) Documentation Skills
8 17 (2.45%) Aerospace
9 16 (2.31%) Law
9 16 (2.31%) Military
10 15 (2.16%) Manufacturing
10 15 (2.16%) Marketing
11 12 (1.73%) Organisational Skills
11 12 (1.73%) Retail
12 11 (1.59%) Electronics
13 9 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
14 8 (1.15%) Legal
15 7 (1.01%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
16 5 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 431 (62.19%) Network Engineer
2 145 (20.92%) Senior Network Engineer
3 65 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 59 (8.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 50 (7.22%) Architect
6 38 (5.48%) Consultant
7 35 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (5.05%) IP Engineer
8 30 (4.33%) IP Network Engineer
9 28 (4.04%) Design Engineer
10 27 (3.90%) Security Engineer
11 26 (3.75%) Network Specialist
12 23 (3.32%) WAN Engineer
13 22 (3.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 22 (3.17%) Network Architect
13 22 (3.17%) Network Security Engineer
13 22 (3.17%) Support Engineer
14 20 (2.89%) Analyst
15 19 (2.74%) Core Network Engineer
15 19 (2.74%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.17%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.88%) LDAP
3 6 (0.87%) Web Services
4 5 (0.72%) ISPF
5 3 (0.43%) COM
6 1 (0.14%) CSS
6 1 (0.14%) Django
6 1 (0.14%) Express
6 1 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.14%) Velocity
6 1 (0.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 175 (25.25%) Data Centre
2 19 (2.74%) Public Cloud
3 18 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (1.01%) Driving Licence
7 6 (0.87%) IPTV
7 6 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (0.72%) PKI
9 4 (0.58%) CESG
9 4 (0.58%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (0.58%) HP Storage
9 4 (0.58%) NHS
9 4 (0.58%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.43%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.43%) Replication
10 3 (0.43%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 84 (12.12%) Windows
2 71 (10.25%) Linux
3 49 (7.07%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.89%) Windows 10
5 15 (2.16%) Unix
6 13 (1.88%) Ubuntu
6 13 (1.88%) Windows Server 2019
7 12 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.44%) Mac OS
9 9 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.87%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.72%) Android
12 4 (0.58%) Debian
12 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.43%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.14%) AIX
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (16.59%) Network Design
2 97 (14.00%) ITIL
3 70 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
4 68 (9.81%) Presales
5 58 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 57 (8.23%) Load Balancing
7 48 (6.93%) Project Management
8 45 (6.49%) Information Security
9 41 (5.92%) Network Management
10 40 (5.77%) Computer Science
10 40 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
11 39 (5.63%) Customer Requirements
11 39 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
12 38 (5.48%) Mentoring
13 37 (5.34%) Change Management
13 37 (5.34%) Network Monitoring
14 35 (5.05%) Network Virtualisation
15 31 (4.47%) Project Delivery
16 29 (4.18%) Migration
17 27 (3.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (6.78%) Python
2 33 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.44%) C
4 7 (1.01%) PHP
5 4 (0.58%) Tcl
6 3 (0.43%) C++
6 3 (0.43%) R
7 2 (0.29%) Java
7 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.29%) SQL
7 2 (0.29%) VB
8 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 693 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 315 (45.45%) CCNA
3 122 (17.60%) CCIE
4 111 (16.02%) Security Cleared
5 87 (12.55%) SC Cleared
6 61 (8.80%) Degree
7 46 (6.64%) CCDP
8 45 (6.49%) JNCIP
9 40 (5.77%) JNCIA
10 35 (5.05%) CISSP
11 30 (4.33%) DV Cleared
12 29 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (3.03%) JNCIS
15 20 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
16 19 (2.74%) CISM
17 18 (2.60%) MCSE
18 15 (2.16%) MCSA
19 11 (1.59%) CEH
20 10 (1.44%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.19%) SLA
2 28 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.60%) GDPR
4 17 (2.45%) PMO
5 9 (1.30%) NIST
5 9 (1.30%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.01%) QA
7 6 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.72%) NCSC
8 5 (0.72%) RMADS
9 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (0.43%) GRC
10 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 73 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 64 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (2.60%) VMware NSX
5 17 (2.45%) XenApp
6 16 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
7 15 (2.16%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.02%) Firmware
9 13 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 9 (1.30%) vSphere
11 5 (0.72%) FreeRADIUS
11 5 (0.72%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.43%) Docker
13 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.14%) KVM
14 1 (0.14%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 44 (6.35%) Ansible
2 34 (4.91%) FortiGate
3 17 (2.45%) Kubernetes
4 16 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (2.16%) SCCM
6 14 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
6 14 (2.02%) Nmap
7 13 (1.88%) HAProxy
7 13 (1.88%) vRealize
8 11 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
8 11 (1.59%) vCenter Server
9 8 (1.15%) Nagios
10 6 (0.87%) Amdocs OSS
10 6 (0.87%) Cacti
10 6 (0.87%) SCOM
10 6 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.72%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 5 (0.72%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.58%) Stealthwatch
12 4 (0.58%) Suricata
Vendors
1 589 (84.99%) Cisco
2 152 (21.93%) Palo Alto
3 148 (21.36%) Juniper
4 117 (16.88%) Microsoft
5 106 (15.30%) F5
6 91 (13.13%) CheckPoint
7 88 (12.70%) VMware
8 74 (10.68%) Fortinet
9 62 (8.95%) HP
10 55 (7.94%) Meraki
11 46 (6.64%) SolarWinds
12 38 (5.48%) Citrix
13 34 (4.91%) Infoblox
14 30 (4.33%) Aruba
15 25 (3.61%) Dell
16 18 (2.60%) Oracle
17 17 (2.45%) FireEye
17 17 (2.45%) McAfee
17 17 (2.45%) Veeam
18 15 (2.16%) Apple