Period
to 17 January 2018

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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 176 190
Rank change year-on-year -87 +14 +3
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2,079 3,206 3,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.28% 1.91% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.43% 7.43% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,758 2,792 3,041
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +7.53%

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 38,284 43,172 53,213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.61% 25.71% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 29,908 34,500 42,914
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 -80 793 £57,500 +4.55% 80
South East -112 473 £49,000 +8.89% 41
North of England -33 305 £42,500 +6.25% 38
Midlands -23 241 £45,000 - 27
East of England -26 165 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Yorkshire +27 159 £41,000 +2.50% 12
West Midlands -54 139 £48,500 +7.78% 16
North West -51 136 £45,000 +12.50% 24
South West +18 126 £45,000 +9.76% 19
East Midlands +30 88 £42,000 -6.67% 10
North East -31 10 £30,000 +20.00% 2
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 2,079 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,840 (88.50%) Cisco
3 1,216 (58.49%) Firewall
4 997 (47.96%) CCNA
5 826 (39.73%) WAN
6 668 (32.13%) LAN
7 636 (30.59%) BGP
8 602 (28.96%) MPLS
9 586 (28.19%) Wireless
10 578 (27.80%) OSPF
11 562 (27.03%) Juniper
12 532 (25.59%) Cisco ASA
13 524 (25.20%) VPN
14 502 (24.15%) ITIL
15 493 (23.71%) CCIE
16 486 (23.38%) Network Security
17 485 (23.33%) Data Centre
18 456 (21.93%) VMware
19 455 (21.89%) F5
20 420 (20.20%) Cisco Nexus
21 419 (20.15%) CheckPoint
22 410 (19.72%) Finance
23 375 (18.04%) Windows
24 338 (16.26%) DNS
25 328 (15.78%) Microsoft
26 317 (15.25%) VoIP
27 311 (14.96%) EIGRP
28 310 (14.91%) Palo Alto
29 301 (14.48%) TCP/IP
30 297 (14.29%) Load Balancing

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 87 (4.18%) Skype for Business
2 73 (3.51%) MS Exchange
3 65 (3.13%) CMS
4 30 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (1.35%) IIS
6 13 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.43%) Apache
8 8 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.34%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.24%) SAS
11 4 (0.19%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.14%) nginx
13 1 (0.048%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.048%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.19%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 142 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 113 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (2.98%) Office 365
4 41 (1.97%) SaaS
5 18 (0.87%) IaaS
6 17 (0.82%) G Suite
7 14 (0.67%) PaaS
8 9 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.29%) Akamai
11 5 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.048%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.048%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.048%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.048%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1,216 (58.49%) Firewall
2 826 (39.73%) WAN
3 668 (32.13%) LAN
4 636 (30.59%) BGP
5 602 (28.96%) MPLS
6 586 (28.19%) Wireless
7 578 (27.80%) OSPF
8 532 (25.59%) Cisco ASA
9 524 (25.20%) VPN
10 486 (23.38%) Network Security
11 420 (20.20%) Cisco Nexus
12 338 (16.26%) DNS
13 317 (15.25%) VoIP
14 311 (14.96%) EIGRP
15 301 (14.48%) TCP/IP
16 289 (13.90%) IPsec
17 266 (12.79%) VLAN
18 259 (12.46%) Cisco IOS
19 247 (11.88%) DHCP
20 181 (8.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.25%) Big Data
3 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.14%) MySQL
6 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.096%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.048%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.048%) Informix
Development Applications
1 35 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.53%) Metasploit
3 11 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.19%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.14%) JIRA
General
1 410 (19.72%) Finance
2 195 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 130 (6.25%) Banking
4 50 (2.41%) Retail
5 38 (1.83%) Law
6 31 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.39%) Advertising
8 25 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.06%) Legal
10 20 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.72%) Marketing
12 11 (0.53%) Back Office
13 10 (0.48%) Billing
14 7 (0.34%) Electronics
15 6 (0.29%) French Language
15 6 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
16 5 (0.24%) German Language
16 5 (0.24%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,079 (51.90%) Network Engineer
2 416 (20.01%) Cisco Engineer
3 337 (16.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 294 (14.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 173 (8.32%) Support Engineer
6 161 (7.74%) Architect
7 145 (6.97%) Network Support
8 130 (6.25%) Security Engineer
9 129 (6.20%) Consultant
10 123 (5.92%) Network Support Engineer
11 114 (5.48%) Analyst
12 110 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 109 (5.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 107 (5.15%) Network Security Engineer
15 91 (4.38%) Network Architect
16 89 (4.28%) Cisco Consultant
17 84 (4.04%) Senior Cisco Engineer
18 77 (3.70%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
19 70 (3.37%) Lead Network Engineer
20 65 (3.13%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (4.04%) XMPP
2 64 (3.08%) 802.1X
3 12 (0.58%) CSS
4 10 (0.48%) HTML
5 9 (0.43%) RFC 2547
6 7 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (0.34%) Web Services
6 7 (0.34%) XML
7 5 (0.24%) SAML
7 5 (0.24%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.19%) SAP CAF
9 1 (0.048%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.048%) Flash
9 1 (0.048%) FreeSWITCH
9 1 (0.048%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 485 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 105 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (4.62%) Clustering
4 69 (3.32%) Computer Science
5 59 (2.84%) Driving Licence
6 53 (2.55%) PKI
7 50 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 47 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
9 33 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 30 (1.44%) User Experience
11 24 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 21 (1.01%) Public Cloud
13 18 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
14 15 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
15 14 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
15 14 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
16 13 (0.63%) PMI
16 13 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
17 12 (0.58%) FlexPod
18 10 (0.48%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 375 (18.04%) Windows
2 226 (10.87%) Linux
3 176 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 102 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (4.23%) Unix
6 70 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (1.15%) CentOS
9 21 (1.01%) Debian
10 20 (0.96%) Windows 8
11 18 (0.87%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.63%) Windows 10
13 12 (0.58%) Solaris
14 10 (0.48%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.48%) SUSE
14 10 (0.48%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.38%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.34%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (24.15%) ITIL
2 297 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 216 (10.39%) Network Design
4 181 (8.71%) Network Monitoring
5 180 (8.66%) Network Management
6 165 (7.94%) Presales
7 138 (6.64%) Mentoring
8 130 (6.25%) Change Management
9 124 (5.96%) Service Delivery
10 117 (5.63%) Problem Management
11 115 (5.53%) Service Management
12 113 (5.44%) Root Cause Analysis
13 96 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 93 (4.47%) Incident Management
15 90 (4.33%) SIEM
16 89 (4.28%) Line Management
17 86 (4.14%) Network Architecture
18 80 (3.85%) Change Control
18 80 (3.85%) ITIL V3
19 77 (3.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 132 (6.35%) Python
2 56 (2.69%) Perl
3 42 (2.02%) PowerShell
4 38 (1.83%) Bash Shell
5 33 (1.59%) SQL
6 19 (0.91%) PHP
7 16 (0.77%) C
8 11 (0.53%) Shell Script
9 10 (0.48%) Java
10 4 (0.19%) Bourne shell
10 4 (0.19%) C-shell
10 4 (0.19%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.19%) Korn
10 4 (0.19%) VBScript
11 2 (0.096%) R
12 1 (0.048%) Groovy
12 1 (0.048%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2,079 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 997 (47.96%) CCNA
3 493 (23.71%) CCIE
4 192 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 190 (9.14%) CCDP
6 182 (8.75%) Degree
7 166 (7.98%) Security Cleared
8 155 (7.46%) MCSE
9 154 (7.41%) SC Cleared
10 147 (7.07%) CISSP
10 147 (7.07%) JNCIP
11 102 (4.91%) CCVP
12 93 (4.47%) CCSE
13 90 (4.33%) CCDA
14 82 (3.94%) JNCIS
15 80 (3.85%) CCSA
16 74 (3.56%) ITIL Certification
17 67 (3.22%) JNCIA
18 62 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 61 (2.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (6.73%) SLA
2 46 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 40 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (1.54%) PMO
5 26 (1.25%) QA
6 12 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.29%) GDPR
8 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.19%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.096%) COBIT
10 2 (0.096%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.096%) RMADS
10 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.048%) GCP
11 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 289 (13.90%) Active Directory
2 257 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (7.17%) Hyper-V
4 39 (1.88%) vSphere
5 35 (1.68%) VMware NSX
6 15 (0.72%) Firmware
6 15 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.48%) FreeRADIUS
8 10 (0.48%) XenApp
9 8 (0.38%) KVM
9 8 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.38%) vCloud
10 7 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.29%) Snort
12 4 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.096%) iptables
14 2 (0.096%) NFS
15 1 (0.048%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 176 (8.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 133 (6.40%) Cisco UCCX
3 103 (4.95%) Cisco UCCE
4 77 (3.70%) Nagios
5 60 (2.89%) FortiGate
6 41 (1.97%) Cacti
7 39 (1.88%) Ansible
8 37 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
9 33 (1.59%) Puppet
10 30 (1.44%) SCCM
11 26 (1.25%) ZABBIX
12 25 (1.20%) Cisco LMS
12 25 (1.20%) Opsview
13 20 (0.96%) vCenter Server
14 16 (0.77%) QRadar
15 15 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
15 15 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
16 10 (0.48%) Cisco CME
17 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
17 9 (0.43%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 1,840 (88.50%) Cisco
2 562 (27.03%) Juniper
3 456 (21.93%) VMware
4 455 (21.89%) F5
5 419 (20.15%) CheckPoint
6 328 (15.78%) Microsoft
7 310 (14.91%) Palo Alto
8 214 (10.29%) SolarWinds
9 154 (7.41%) Citrix
10 125 (6.01%) Fortinet
11 120 (5.77%) Meraki
12 119 (5.72%) HP
13 98 (4.71%) Riverbed
14 97 (4.67%) Avaya
15 86 (4.14%) Aruba
16 77 (3.70%) Dell
17 68 (3.27%) Brocade
18 53 (2.55%) Verint
19 52 (2.50%) NetApp
19 52 (2.50%) Splunk