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

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 290 233 258
Rank change year-on-year -57 +25 +14
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 598 1,654 1,929
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.42% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.28% 6.41% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 531 1,414 1,723
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £101,250 £77,500 £75,000
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 11,327 25,786 34,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.29% 22.11% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8,467 19,531 25,535
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 January 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 January 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 -43 230 £72,500 +20.83% 33
South East -54 111 £52,500 - 21
North of England +58 108 £45,000 -4.26% 21
Midlands -13 64 £43,750 -15.05% 20
North West +60 54 £47,500 +1.06% 14
East of England +41 46 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Yorkshire +23 41 £45,000 -7.69% 6
South West +56 39 £50,000 - 10
West Midlands +15 38 £56,250 +12.50% 14
East Midlands +10 26 £42,500 -19.05% 6
North East +27 13 £40,000 -1.23% 1
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 598 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 421 (70.40%) Cisco
3 355 (59.36%) Firewall
4 291 (48.66%) CCNA
5 264 (44.15%) WAN
6 222 (37.12%) LAN
7 180 (30.10%) BGP
8 159 (26.59%) Network Security
9 144 (24.08%) OSPF
10 138 (23.08%) Wireless
11 133 (22.24%) Cisco ASA
12 128 (21.40%) VPN
13 127 (21.24%) Juniper
14 120 (20.07%) Data Centre
15 116 (19.40%) VMware
16 114 (19.06%) MPLS
17 109 (18.23%) DNS
18 108 (18.06%) Palo Alto
19 103 (17.22%) VoIP
19 103 (17.22%) CISSP
20 99 (16.56%) ITIL
20 99 (16.56%) Problem-Solving
21 97 (16.22%) CCIE
22 93 (15.55%) Telecoms
23 91 (15.22%) Information Security
24 88 (14.72%) F5
25 85 (14.21%) Azure
25 85 (14.21%) Microsoft
25 85 (14.21%) Linux
26 75 (12.54%) Wi-Fi

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 11 (1.84%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.00%) Confluence
2 6 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.84%) IIS
4 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 85 (14.21%) Azure
2 66 (11.04%) AWS
3 29 (4.85%) Office 365
4 12 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (2.01%) SaaS
5 11 (1.84%) Route 53
5 11 (1.84%) Slack
6 10 (1.67%) GCP
6 10 (1.67%) OpenShift
6 10 (1.67%) PaaS
7 7 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.84%) IaaS
9 4 (0.67%) G Suite
9 4 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.50%) Cloudflare
10 3 (0.50%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 355 (59.36%) Firewall
2 264 (44.15%) WAN
3 222 (37.12%) LAN
4 180 (30.10%) BGP
5 159 (26.59%) Network Security
6 144 (24.08%) OSPF
7 138 (23.08%) Wireless
8 133 (22.24%) Cisco ASA
9 128 (21.40%) VPN
10 114 (19.06%) MPLS
11 109 (18.23%) DNS
12 103 (17.22%) VoIP
13 75 (12.54%) Wi-Fi
14 70 (11.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 70 (11.71%) VLAN
15 67 (11.20%) TCP/IP
16 66 (11.04%) DHCP
17 47 (7.86%) Cisco Firepower
17 47 (7.86%) IPsec
18 41 (6.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (1.34%) JIRA
2 5 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 93 (15.55%) Telecoms
2 72 (12.04%) Finance
3 32 (5.35%) Banking
4 23 (3.85%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.01%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.67%) Law
6 10 (1.67%) Marketing
7 9 (1.51%) Retail
8 8 (1.34%) Mandarin Language
9 5 (0.84%) Fire and Rescue
9 5 (0.84%) Military
10 4 (0.67%) German Language
11 3 (0.50%) French Language
11 3 (0.50%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.50%) Legal
11 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.50%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 343 (57.36%) Network Engineer
2 151 (25.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 76 (12.71%) Consultant
4 63 (10.54%) Cisco Engineer
5 59 (9.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 56 (9.36%) Architect
7 41 (6.86%) Security Engineer
8 33 (5.52%) Network Architect
9 29 (4.85%) Network Security Engineer
10 28 (4.68%) Network Support
11 27 (4.52%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 26 (4.35%) Support Engineer
13 24 (4.01%) IP Engineer
13 24 (4.01%) IP Network Engineer
13 24 (4.01%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
14 22 (3.68%) Team Leader
15 21 (3.51%) Design Engineer
15 21 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (3.34%) Network Team Leader
17 17 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.53%) OAuth
1 51 (8.53%) OpenID
1 51 (8.53%) SAML
2 17 (2.84%) SailPoint
3 13 (2.17%) LDAP
4 11 (1.84%) 802.1X
5 6 (1.00%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.67%) JSON
6 4 (0.67%) Web Services
7 2 (0.33%) .NET
7 2 (0.33%) COM+
7 2 (0.33%) HTML
7 2 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 120 (20.07%) Data Centre
2 64 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (6.69%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 14 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.17%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (1.00%) Hedge funds
7 5 (0.84%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.67%) Replication
9 3 (0.50%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.33%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.33%) Clustering
10 2 (0.33%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.33%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.33%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.33%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 85 (14.21%) Linux
2 74 (12.37%) Windows
3 41 (6.86%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.17%) Unix
5 11 (1.84%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.67%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.51%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.51%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.34%) Android
8 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (16.56%) ITIL
1 99 (16.56%) Problem-Solving
2 91 (15.22%) Information Security
3 75 (12.54%) Network Design
4 71 (11.87%) Security Architecture
5 62 (10.37%) Identity Access Management
6 57 (9.53%) Network Monitoring
7 42 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
8 41 (6.86%) Presales
9 36 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 36 (6.02%) Load Balancing
9 36 (6.02%) Mentoring
10 33 (5.52%) Network Management
11 32 (5.35%) Project Delivery
12 29 (4.85%) Technical Leadership
13 28 (4.68%) Network Virtualisation
14 27 (4.52%) Computer Science
14 27 (4.52%) DevOps
15 25 (4.18%) Security Monitoring
16 24 (4.01%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 64 (10.70%) Python
2 20 (3.34%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.67%) PHP
4 5 (0.84%) R
5 3 (0.50%) SQL
6 2 (0.33%) C
6 2 (0.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.33%) Tcl
7 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.17%) Korn
7 1 (0.17%) Perl
7 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 598 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 291 (48.66%) CCNA
3 103 (17.22%) CISSP
4 97 (16.22%) CCIE
5 64 (10.70%) Security Cleared
6 56 (9.36%) SC Cleared
7 49 (8.19%) Degree
8 45 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 42 (7.02%) JNCIA
10 41 (6.86%) CCDP
11 40 (6.69%) MCSE
12 37 (6.19%) JNCIP
13 36 (6.02%) JNCIS
14 20 (3.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (3.18%) CEH
16 17 (2.84%) CCDA
17 15 (2.51%) MCSA
18 13 (2.17%) CISM
18 13 (2.17%) DBS Check
18 13 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (11.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (3.68%) SLA
3 13 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.50%) GDPR
5 3 (0.50%) RMADS
6 2 (0.33%) COBIT
6 2 (0.33%) NIST
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.17%) QA
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (10.87%) Active Directory
3 27 (4.52%) VMware NSX
4 23 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 21 (3.51%) XenApp
6 19 (3.18%) XenDesktop
7 18 (3.01%) VMware Server
8 13 (2.17%) Firmware
9 10 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 10 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.67%) vSphere
10 7 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.50%) Docker
12 3 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.17%) pfSense
13 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (8.03%) Ansible
2 31 (5.18%) FortiGate
3 21 (3.51%) Nagios
4 17 (2.84%) Grafana
5 16 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (2.51%) Puppet
7 14 (2.34%) Kubernetes
7 14 (2.34%) Terraform
8 13 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (2.01%) Cisco Prime
9 12 (2.01%) Nessus
9 12 (2.01%) SCCM
10 11 (1.84%) HAProxy
11 10 (1.67%) vRealize
12 6 (1.00%) Cacti
12 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (1.00%) SmoothWall
13 5 (0.84%) Amdocs OSS
13 5 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (0.84%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 421 (70.40%) Cisco
2 127 (21.24%) Juniper
3 116 (19.40%) VMware
4 108 (18.06%) Palo Alto
5 88 (14.72%) F5
6 85 (14.21%) Microsoft
7 70 (11.71%) CheckPoint
8 59 (9.87%) SolarWinds
9 58 (9.70%) Meraki
10 47 (7.86%) Fortinet
11 44 (7.36%) HP
12 34 (5.69%) ForgeRock
13 31 (5.18%) Citrix
13 31 (5.18%) Splunk
14 28 (4.68%) Dell
15 23 (3.85%) Aruba
16 20 (3.34%) Riverbed
17 19 (3.18%) Infoblox
18 18 (3.01%) Avaya
18 18 (3.01%) Veeam