Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 269 190
Rank change year-on-year 0 -79 +5
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,888 2,220 3,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.28% 1.32% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 5.51% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,546 1,891 2,889
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 35,422 40,306 45,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.93% 23.96% 26.13%
Number of salaries quoted 26,176 31,201 36,807
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +27 795 £60,000 +4.35% 112
South East -47 354 £52,500 +7.14% 76
Midlands +28 226 £48,000 +1.05% 41
North of England -58 207 £47,500 +10.47% 43
East of England +27 181 £45,000 -10.00% 36
West Midlands +50 161 £50,750 +3.57% 25
South West +19 124 £42,500 -5.56% 27
North West -19 123 £47,500 +5.56% 20
East Midlands +14 65 £44,000 -2.22% 16
Yorkshire -78 64 £47,500 +11.76% 17
North East +13 20 £70,000 +133.33% 6
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 1,888 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,675 (88.72%) Cisco
3 1,138 (60.28%) Firewall
4 828 (43.86%) WAN
5 773 (40.94%) CCNA
6 627 (33.21%) LAN
7 602 (31.89%) CheckPoint
8 545 (28.87%) BGP
9 498 (26.38%) Wireless
10 495 (26.22%) Cisco ASA
11 490 (25.95%) Juniper
12 488 (25.85%) CCIE
13 485 (25.69%) OSPF
14 475 (25.16%) MPLS
15 469 (24.84%) Network Security
16 467 (24.74%) Data Centre
17 436 (23.09%) Cisco Nexus
18 421 (22.30%) F5
19 372 (19.70%) VPN
20 369 (19.54%) Palo Alto
21 366 (19.39%) VMware
22 327 (17.32%) Microsoft
23 269 (14.25%) Finance
24 263 (13.93%) Windows
25 260 (13.77%) ITIL
26 253 (13.40%) TCP/IP
27 242 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
28 233 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
29 232 (12.29%) Cisco IOS
30 224 (11.86%) SolarWinds

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 63 (3.34%) Skype for Business
2 54 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 39 (2.07%) IIS
4 30 (1.59%) CMS
5 25 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 18 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.64%) Apache
10 9 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.37%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.21%) SAS
13 2 (0.11%) nginx
14 1 (0.053%) Confluence
14 1 (0.053%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.053%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 120 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (4.18%) Office 365
4 22 (1.17%) SaaS
5 20 (1.06%) IaaS
6 14 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.74%) PaaS
7 7 (0.37%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.21%) OpenDNS
9 4 (0.21%) Route 53
9 4 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.16%) G Suite
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.11%) Serverless
12 1 (0.053%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 1,138 (60.28%) Firewall
2 828 (43.86%) WAN
3 627 (33.21%) LAN
4 545 (28.87%) BGP
5 498 (26.38%) Wireless
6 495 (26.22%) Cisco ASA
7 485 (25.69%) OSPF
8 475 (25.16%) MPLS
9 469 (24.84%) Network Security
10 436 (23.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 372 (19.70%) VPN
12 253 (13.40%) TCP/IP
13 232 (12.29%) Cisco IOS
14 213 (11.28%) EIGRP
15 210 (11.12%) VoIP
16 190 (10.06%) Wi-Fi
17 183 (9.69%) Wireshark
18 174 (9.22%) DNS
19 170 (9.00%) IPsec
20 165 (8.74%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.01%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.74%) MySQL
3 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (0.32%) Big Data
5 5 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.053%) Informix
7 1 (0.053%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.053%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 62 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.21%) Hudson
4 3 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.11%) JIRA
6 1 (0.053%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.053%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.053%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.053%) Vagrant
General
1 269 (14.25%) Finance
2 222 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 166 (8.79%) Banking
4 133 (7.04%) Retail
5 58 (3.07%) Advertising
6 53 (2.81%) Law
6 53 (2.81%) Legal
7 27 (1.43%) French Language
7 27 (1.43%) German Language
7 27 (1.43%) Italian Language
8 17 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 17 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.90%) Marketing
9 12 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.64%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.32%) Japanese Language
11 5 (0.26%) Local Government
12 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.16%) Electronics
12 3 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 979 (51.85%) Network Engineer
2 270 (14.30%) Cisco Engineer
3 221 (11.71%) Senior Network Engineer
4 197 (10.43%) Security Engineer
5 192 (10.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 159 (8.42%) Architect
7 155 (8.21%) Consultant
8 152 (8.05%) Network Security Engineer
9 146 (7.73%) Analyst
10 113 (5.99%) Support Engineer
11 84 (4.45%) Network Architect
12 83 (4.40%) Security Consultant
13 80 (4.24%) Security Analyst
14 77 (4.08%) Network Analyst
15 76 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 74 (3.92%) Cisco Consultant
16 74 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
17 73 (3.87%) Network Support
18 66 (3.50%) Network Support Engineer
19 58 (3.07%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (4.03%) 802.1X
2 61 (3.23%) XMPP
3 16 (0.85%) SailPoint
4 9 (0.48%) Web Services
5 6 (0.32%) Flash
6 4 (0.21%) LDAP
6 4 (0.21%) Middleware
6 4 (0.21%) OAuth
6 4 (0.21%) OpenID
6 4 (0.21%) SAML
7 2 (0.11%) CSS
7 2 (0.11%) JSON
8 1 (0.053%) .NET
8 1 (0.053%) Ajax
8 1 (0.053%) CGI
8 1 (0.053%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.053%) HTML
8 1 (0.053%) LAMP
8 1 (0.053%) Spring
8 1 (0.053%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 467 (24.74%) Data Centre
2 164 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (6.62%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
5 37 (1.96%) Clustering
6 35 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
7 33 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 32 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
9 27 (1.43%) NHS
10 26 (1.38%) PKI
11 24 (1.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 24 (1.27%) Driving Licence
12 22 (1.17%) Public Cloud
13 20 (1.06%) Private Cloud
14 19 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
15 16 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 16 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (0.85%) Virtual Team
16 15 (0.79%) Hedge funds
17 14 (0.74%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 263 (13.93%) Windows
2 177 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 136 (7.20%) Linux
4 60 (3.18%) Unix
4 60 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (0.85%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.37%) Debian
9 7 (0.37%) FreeBSD
9 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.26%) CentOS
10 5 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.16%) SUSE
12 2 (0.11%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.053%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (13.77%) ITIL
2 242 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
3 178 (9.43%) Load Balancing
4 176 (9.32%) Network Management
5 173 (9.16%) Network Design
6 166 (8.79%) Presales
7 142 (7.52%) Network Monitoring
8 134 (7.10%) Root Cause Analysis
9 133 (7.04%) Mentoring
10 113 (5.99%) SIEM
11 112 (5.93%) Information Security
12 107 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 104 (5.51%) Kalman Filter
14 93 (4.93%) Cybersecurity
15 91 (4.82%) Service Delivery
16 87 (4.61%) Change Management
16 87 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
17 86 (4.56%) Service Management
18 79 (4.18%) Change Control
19 77 (4.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (7.73%) Python
2 66 (3.50%) Perl
3 52 (2.75%) PowerShell
4 51 (2.70%) SQL
5 27 (1.43%) Shell Script
6 25 (1.32%) C
7 24 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 10 (0.53%) R
9 9 (0.48%) Tcl
10 7 (0.37%) Ruby
11 5 (0.26%) Java
12 4 (0.21%) VBScript
13 3 (0.16%) PHP
14 2 (0.11%) VB
15 1 (0.053%) AWK
15 1 (0.053%) C#
15 1 (0.053%) sed
15 1 (0.053%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.053%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,888 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 773 (40.94%) CCNA
3 488 (25.85%) CCIE
4 176 (9.32%) Degree
5 165 (8.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 153 (8.10%) MCSE
7 149 (7.89%) CCDP
8 138 (7.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 135 (7.15%) Security Cleared
10 122 (6.46%) CISSP
11 109 (5.77%) SC Cleared
12 88 (4.66%) CCSA
13 83 (4.40%) SSCP
14 74 (3.92%) JNCIA
15 70 (3.71%) CEH
15 70 (3.71%) JNCIP
16 69 (3.65%) CCIE Security
17 64 (3.39%) GIAC
17 64 (3.39%) JNCIS
18 58 (3.07%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (6.36%) SLA
2 66 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (2.01%) PMO
4 34 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
5 31 (1.64%) GDPR
6 21 (1.11%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.85%) QA
8 12 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.26%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.16%) GPG13
11 3 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.11%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.11%) SAS 70
13 1 (0.053%) COBIT
13 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 233 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 156 (8.26%) Active Directory
3 56 (2.97%) VMware NSX
4 51 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 45 (2.38%) vSphere
6 17 (0.90%) XenApp
7 16 (0.85%) ProxySG
8 13 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.69%) VMware Server
9 11 (0.58%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.53%) Firmware
11 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.26%) Docker
13 4 (0.21%) pfSense
14 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.16%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.16%) XenServer
15 2 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.11%) vCloud
15 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 92 (4.87%) Cisco CUCM
2 87 (4.61%) Nagios
3 77 (4.08%) Cisco Prime
4 76 (4.03%) Stealthwatch
5 54 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
6 38 (2.01%) Cisco LMS
6 38 (2.01%) Opsview
7 37 (1.96%) Cisco UCCE
8 33 (1.75%) FortiGate
9 27 (1.43%) RSA Security Analytics
10 26 (1.38%) Ansible
11 25 (1.32%) SCCM
12 24 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
13 21 (1.11%) Nessus
14 19 (1.01%) vCenter Server
15 17 (0.90%) Cacti
16 16 (0.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 15 (0.79%) CASB
18 13 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 12 (0.64%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,675 (88.72%) Cisco
2 602 (31.89%) CheckPoint
3 490 (25.95%) Juniper
4 421 (22.30%) F5
5 369 (19.54%) Palo Alto
6 366 (19.39%) VMware
7 327 (17.32%) Microsoft
8 224 (11.86%) SolarWinds
9 166 (8.79%) Fortinet
10 163 (8.63%) Meraki
11 116 (6.14%) HP
12 102 (5.40%) Citrix
13 98 (5.19%) Symantec
14 73 (3.87%) Blue Coat
15 68 (3.60%) Splunk
16 62 (3.28%) Dell
17 57 (3.02%) Riverbed
18 56 (2.97%) Red Hat
19 53 (2.81%) NetApp
20 41 (2.17%) IronPort