Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 441 249 172
Rank change year-on-year -192 -77 +102
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 695 647 2,766
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.65% 1.38% 2.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 6.19% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 537 503 1,875
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £67,500 £78,125 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £120,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -3.85%

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 22,172 10,445 31,187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.71% 22.25% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,133 7,987 23,099
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £88,750 £82,500
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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -215 280 £62,500 -21.88% 42
South East -133 138 £52,500 +5.00% 23
Midlands -68 128 £50,500 +3.32% 20
North of England -106 80 £51,000 +2.00% 23
West Midlands -79 71 £53,750 +15.89% 12
East Midlands -27 57 £45,000 -25.00% 8
Yorkshire -85 45 £45,000 - 2
South West -93 45 £60,000 +20.00% 15
North West -87 42 £50,500 +1.00% 21
East of England -94 42 £51,500 -1.90% 14
North East -25 13 £45,000 +11.11%
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 695 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 584 (84.03%) Cisco
3 413 (59.42%) Firewall
4 317 (45.61%) CCNA
5 270 (38.85%) WAN
6 237 (34.10%) LAN
7 223 (32.09%) BGP
8 194 (27.91%) OSPF
9 186 (26.76%) Data Centre
10 176 (25.32%) MPLS
11 167 (24.03%) Palo Alto
12 163 (23.45%) VPN
13 145 (20.86%) CCIE
13 145 (20.86%) Social Skills
14 136 (19.57%) Azure
15 135 (19.42%) Wireless
16 133 (19.14%) Network Security
17 130 (18.71%) Network Design
18 115 (16.55%) Juniper
19 112 (16.12%) Microsoft
20 111 (15.97%) ITIL
21 110 (15.83%) Cisco ASA
22 100 (14.39%) CheckPoint
23 98 (14.10%) Windows
24 93 (13.38%) VMware
25 91 (13.09%) AWS
26 89 (12.81%) VLAN
27 87 (12.52%) Finance
28 85 (12.23%) TCP/IP
28 85 (12.23%) Cisco Nexus

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 17 (2.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (0.58%) nginx
3 3 (0.43%) IIS
3 3 (0.43%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.14%) Apache
5 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.29%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 136 (19.57%) Azure
2 91 (13.09%) AWS
3 63 (9.06%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (1.44%) Mimecast
5 8 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (0.86%) IaaS
7 4 (0.58%) GCP
7 4 (0.58%) Google Workspace
7 4 (0.58%) SaaS
7 4 (0.58%) Slack
7 4 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.43%) PaaS
8 3 (0.43%) Power Platform
8 3 (0.43%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.29%) Azure Sentinel
9 2 (0.29%) Cloudflare
9 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 413 (59.42%) Firewall
2 270 (38.85%) WAN
3 237 (34.10%) LAN
4 223 (32.09%) BGP
5 194 (27.91%) OSPF
6 176 (25.32%) MPLS
7 163 (23.45%) VPN
8 135 (19.42%) Wireless
9 133 (19.14%) Network Security
10 110 (15.83%) Cisco ASA
11 89 (12.81%) VLAN
12 85 (12.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 85 (12.23%) TCP/IP
13 82 (11.80%) DNS
14 80 (11.51%) Wi-Fi
15 70 (10.07%) IPsec
16 68 (9.78%) SD-WAN
17 63 (9.06%) VoIP
18 60 (8.63%) EIGRP
19 57 (8.20%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2019
3 2 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.29%) Big Data
4 1 (0.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.72%) JIRA
4 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 145 (20.86%) Social Skills
2 87 (12.52%) Finance
3 77 (11.08%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.89%) Banking
5 30 (4.32%) Public Sector
6 26 (3.74%) Documentation Skills
7 20 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (2.73%) Presentation Skills
8 19 (2.73%) Retail
9 17 (2.45%) Aerospace
9 17 (2.45%) Manufacturing
9 17 (2.45%) Organisational Skills
10 15 (2.16%) Military
11 14 (2.01%) Marketing
12 10 (1.44%) Electronics
13 7 (1.01%) Law
14 6 (0.86%) Games
14 6 (0.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 6 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
14 6 (0.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 401 (57.70%) Network Engineer
2 121 (17.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 94 (13.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 75 (10.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 47 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 40 (5.76%) Consultant
6 40 (5.76%) IP Engineer
7 36 (5.18%) Architect
8 31 (4.46%) Juniper Engineer
9 28 (4.03%) IP Network Engineer
9 28 (4.03%) Security Engineer
10 25 (3.60%) Analyst
11 23 (3.31%) Network Analyst
11 23 (3.31%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (3.31%) Network Manager
12 22 (3.17%) Support Engineer
13 20 (2.88%) Network Architect
13 20 (2.88%) Network Security Engineer
13 20 (2.88%) Network Specialist
14 18 (2.59%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.45%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.29%) XMPP
3 8 (1.15%) JSON
3 8 (1.15%) XML
4 5 (0.72%) ISPF
5 2 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.29%) LDAP
6 1 (0.14%) HTML
6 1 (0.14%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.14%) Spine.js
6 1 (0.14%) Velocity
6 1 (0.14%) WAP
6 1 (0.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 186 (26.76%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (3.31%) Public Cloud
4 13 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (1.29%) Fibre Optics
6 9 (1.29%) HP Storage
6 9 (1.29%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.15%) User Experience
8 6 (0.86%) CESG
8 6 (0.86%) PKI
9 5 (0.72%) CESG CLAS
9 5 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (0.72%) IPTV
10 4 (0.58%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.58%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.58%) Social Media
11 3 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 98 (14.10%) Windows
2 76 (10.94%) Linux
3 46 (6.62%) Windows Server
4 33 (4.75%) Windows 10
5 29 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.88%) Unix
7 18 (2.59%) Windows Server 2019
8 17 (2.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.29%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.01%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.72%) Debian
13 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.43%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.29%) SUSE
15 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (18.71%) Network Design
2 111 (15.97%) ITIL
3 71 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
4 60 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 58 (8.35%) Change Management
5 58 (8.35%) Project Management
6 49 (7.05%) Presales
7 46 (6.62%) Mentoring
8 44 (6.33%) Network Monitoring
9 43 (6.19%) Project Delivery
10 41 (5.90%) Network Management
11 40 (5.76%) Cybersecurity
12 39 (5.61%) Computer Science
12 39 (5.61%) Information Security
13 37 (5.32%) Change Control
14 33 (4.75%) Load Balancing
15 31 (4.46%) Migration
16 30 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
16 30 (4.32%) Service Delivery
17 29 (4.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (8.06%) Python
2 28 (4.03%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.58%) C
4 7 (1.01%) PHP
5 6 (0.86%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.58%) SQL
7 3 (0.43%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.29%) Perl
9 1 (0.14%) R
9 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 695 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 317 (45.61%) CCNA
3 145 (20.86%) CCIE
4 81 (11.65%) Degree
5 76 (10.94%) Security Cleared
6 56 (8.06%) SC Cleared
7 55 (7.91%) CCDP
8 46 (6.62%) JNCIA
9 39 (5.61%) CISSP
10 38 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 35 (5.04%) JNCIP
12 29 (4.17%) JNCIS
12 29 (4.17%) MCSE
13 28 (4.03%) MCSA
14 25 (3.60%) DV Cleared
15 23 (3.31%) CISM
16 22 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 18 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
18 15 (2.16%) CCIE Service Provider
19 12 (1.73%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.62%) SLA
2 29 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.59%) GDPR
4 10 (1.44%) NIST
5 9 (1.29%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.01%) PMO
7 6 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.58%) NCSC
9 4 (0.58%) RMADS
10 3 (0.43%) QA
11 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.14%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.14%) SOC 2
System Software
1 64 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (8.63%) Active Directory
3 32 (4.60%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.01%) Firmware
6 11 (1.58%) VMware NSX
6 11 (1.58%) vSphere
7 8 (1.15%) Terminal Server
7 8 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.86%) XenApp
9 4 (0.58%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.43%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.14%) Docker
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 41 (5.90%) Ansible
2 38 (5.47%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (3.31%) FortiGate
4 17 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (2.30%) Nagios
6 13 (1.87%) Cisco UCCX
7 12 (1.73%) Terraform
8 11 (1.58%) Cisco Prime
9 10 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
9 10 (1.44%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.15%) Nmap
10 8 (1.15%) SCCM
11 6 (0.86%) OpenNMS
11 6 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.72%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 5 (0.72%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.72%) Puppet
12 5 (0.72%) QRadar
13 4 (0.58%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.58%) Suricata
Vendors
1 584 (84.03%) Cisco
2 167 (24.03%) Palo Alto
3 115 (16.55%) Juniper
4 112 (16.12%) Microsoft
5 100 (14.39%) CheckPoint
6 93 (13.38%) VMware
7 84 (12.09%) SolarWinds
8 81 (11.65%) F5
9 73 (10.50%) Meraki
10 60 (8.63%) HP
11 59 (8.49%) Fortinet
12 52 (7.48%) Aruba
13 36 (5.18%) Citrix
14 21 (3.02%) Dell
15 19 (2.73%) Nokia
16 16 (2.30%) Barracuda Networks
17 15 (2.16%) NetApp
17 15 (2.16%) SAP
18 14 (2.01%) Apple
19 13 (1.87%) EMC