Period
to 14 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 260 242
Rank change year-on-year +94 -18 -31
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2,743 2,040 2,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.10% 1.30% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.84% 5.47% 6.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,842 1,685 2,204
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £35,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +3.09%

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 31,031 37,286 40,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.81% 23.83% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22,589 27,800 31,542
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.44%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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
North of England +206 952 £40,000 -15.79% 41
Yorkshire +216 777 £40,000 -11.11% 12
London +3 676 £60,000 +7.14% 77
South East +107 591 £55,000 +10.00% 80
Midlands +25 257 £50,000 - 36
West Midlands +20 186 £50,000 -9.09% 20
East of England +68 184 £50,000 +11.11% 17
North West +10 144 £50,000 +5.26% 28
South West -50 79 £46,809 +4.02% 12
East Midlands +11 71 £50,000 +17.65% 16
North East +44 31 £47,500 -26.92% 1
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, 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 2,743 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2,104 (76.70%) Cisco
3 1,630 (59.42%) CCNA
4 1,581 (57.64%) Firewall
5 1,440 (52.50%) WAN
6 1,124 (40.98%) MPLS
7 922 (33.61%) BGP
8 871 (31.75%) Network Security
9 830 (30.26%) OSPF
10 821 (29.93%) VPN
11 819 (29.86%) Cisco ASA
12 818 (29.82%) LAN
13 674 (24.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 665 (24.24%) Palo Alto
15 606 (22.09%) Data Centre
16 591 (21.55%) Fortinet
17 579 (21.11%) Network Design
18 560 (20.42%) Linux
19 552 (20.12%) DNS
20 524 (19.10%) Juniper
21 521 (18.99%) Presales
22 508 (18.52%) IPsec
23 500 (18.23%) Network Management
24 496 (18.08%) Wireless
25 481 (17.54%) CheckPoint
26 443 (16.15%) Service Delivery
27 440 (16.04%) Management Information System
28 435 (15.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
29 417 (15.20%) Unix
30 416 (15.17%) Change Control

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 88 (3.21%) Skype for Business
2 52 (1.90%) MS Exchange
3 20 (0.73%) IIS
4 16 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.073%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.073%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.036%) Apache
9 1 (0.036%) Confluence
9 1 (0.036%) SAS
9 1 (0.036%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 69 (2.52%) MS Visio
2 36 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.073%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.073%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.036%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 294 (10.72%) Azure
2 225 (8.20%) AWS
3 109 (3.97%) Office 365
4 32 (1.17%) SaaS
5 21 (0.77%) OpenShift
6 17 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.55%) IaaS
8 14 (0.51%) PaaS
9 9 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.29%) G Suite
11 7 (0.26%) GCP
12 6 (0.22%) GitHub
13 5 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 2 (0.073%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.073%) AWS CodePipeline
15 2 (0.073%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.073%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.073%) OpenDNS
16 1 (0.036%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,581 (57.64%) Firewall
2 1,440 (52.50%) WAN
3 1,124 (40.98%) MPLS
4 922 (33.61%) BGP
5 871 (31.75%) Network Security
6 830 (30.26%) OSPF
7 821 (29.93%) VPN
8 819 (29.86%) Cisco ASA
9 818 (29.82%) LAN
10 674 (24.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 552 (20.12%) DNS
12 508 (18.52%) IPsec
13 496 (18.08%) Wireless
14 409 (14.91%) Internet
15 370 (13.49%) NetScaler
16 362 (13.20%) RIP
17 356 (12.98%) Broadband
18 335 (12.21%) SMTP
19 325 (11.85%) ADSL
20 313 (11.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (1.24%) SQL Server
2 18 (0.66%) MySQL
3 7 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.18%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.073%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.073%) MS Access
7 2 (0.073%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.073%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.073%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.036%) Big Data
8 1 (0.036%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.036%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.036%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 39 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 17 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.36%) Subversion
4 6 (0.22%) Ant
4 6 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.22%) Maven
5 3 (0.11%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.11%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.11%) JIRA
5 3 (0.11%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.036%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.036%) Visual Studio
General
1 328 (11.96%) Telecoms
2 228 (8.31%) Finance
3 90 (3.28%) Retail
4 75 (2.73%) Public Sector
5 72 (2.62%) Banking
6 31 (1.13%) Aerospace
6 31 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 24 (0.87%) Law
8 23 (0.84%) Legal
9 21 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.69%) Marketing
11 15 (0.55%) French Language
11 15 (0.55%) German Language
11 15 (0.55%) Italian Language
12 13 (0.47%) Advertising
13 9 (0.33%) Electronics
13 9 (0.33%) Games
14 6 (0.22%) Back Office
14 6 (0.22%) Local Government
14 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,564 (57.02%) Network Engineer
2 409 (14.91%) Cisco Engineer
3 388 (14.15%) Security Engineer
4 356 (12.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 340 (12.40%) Network Security Engineer
6 281 (10.24%) Consultant
7 256 (9.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 221 (8.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 202 (7.36%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 192 (7.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 187 (6.82%) Project Engineer
12 175 (6.38%) Network Consultant
13 171 (6.23%) Analyst
14 149 (5.43%) Architect
15 116 (4.23%) Network Architect
16 113 (4.12%) Support Engineer
17 112 (4.08%) Security Consultant
18 107 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 99 (3.61%) Network Support
20 93 (3.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (2.33%) 802.1X
2 17 (0.62%) LDAP
3 15 (0.55%) Web Services
4 12 (0.44%) XMPP
5 10 (0.36%) LAMP
6 5 (0.18%) .NET
6 5 (0.18%) XML
7 3 (0.11%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.11%) OAuth
7 3 (0.11%) OpenID
7 3 (0.11%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.11%) SAML
8 2 (0.073%) COM
8 2 (0.073%) J2EE
9 1 (0.036%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.036%) FreeSWITCH
9 1 (0.036%) HTML
9 1 (0.036%) JSON
9 1 (0.036%) Middleware
9 1 (0.036%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 606 (22.09%) Data Centre
2 440 (16.04%) Management Information System
3 111 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 86 (3.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 54 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
6 49 (1.79%) Public Cloud
7 37 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 28 (1.02%) Private Cloud
9 24 (0.87%) IPTV
10 23 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 19 (0.69%) PKI
12 17 (0.62%) BBC
13 16 (0.58%) Clustering
14 15 (0.55%) CMDB
14 15 (0.55%) Handset
15 12 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
16 11 (0.40%) Replication
16 11 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
17 10 (0.36%) e-Learning
17 10 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 560 (20.42%) Linux
2 417 (15.20%) Unix
3 281 (10.24%) Windows
4 154 (5.61%) Windows Server
5 52 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (1.57%) Windows 10
7 41 (1.49%) CentOS
8 31 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 26 (0.95%) Debian
9 26 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (0.77%) Windows 7
11 20 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.62%) Windows 8
13 16 (0.58%) CatOS
14 13 (0.47%) Solaris
15 6 (0.22%) SUSE
16 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.11%) Check Point GAiA
17 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 579 (21.11%) Network Design
2 521 (18.99%) Presales
3 500 (18.23%) Network Management
4 443 (16.15%) Service Delivery
5 416 (15.17%) Change Control
6 374 (13.63%) ITIL
7 371 (13.53%) Product Management
8 260 (9.48%) Validation
9 229 (8.35%) Load Balancing
10 212 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
11 198 (7.22%) Network Monitoring
12 184 (6.71%) Project Delivery
13 136 (4.96%) Mentoring
14 129 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 123 (4.48%) Technical Leadership
16 120 (4.37%) Migration
17 115 (4.19%) Cybersecurity
18 108 (3.94%) Network Architecture
19 101 (3.68%) Project Management
20 100 (3.65%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 398 (14.51%) Python
2 342 (12.47%) Bash Shell
3 334 (12.18%) Perl
4 58 (2.11%) SQL
5 49 (1.79%) C
6 23 (0.84%) PowerShell
7 14 (0.51%) PHP
8 12 (0.44%) R
9 11 (0.40%) Java
10 6 (0.22%) C++
10 6 (0.22%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.15%) Tcl
12 3 (0.11%) Ada
12 3 (0.11%) C#
12 3 (0.11%) Ruby
12 3 (0.11%) VBScript
13 1 (0.036%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,743 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,630 (59.42%) CCNA
3 388 (14.15%) CCIE
4 230 (8.38%) Degree
5 213 (7.77%) CCDP
6 188 (6.85%) Security Cleared
7 168 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 147 (5.36%) SC Cleared
9 146 (5.32%) MCSE
10 134 (4.89%) JNCIP
11 132 (4.81%) JNCIS
12 107 (3.90%) CCSE
12 107 (3.90%) JNCIA
13 75 (2.73%) CCDA
14 74 (2.70%) CCSA
15 72 (2.62%) CISSP
16 50 (1.82%) JNCIE
17 49 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 44 (1.60%) MCSA
19 43 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 435 (15.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 394 (14.36%) ISO 9001
3 152 (5.54%) SLA
4 54 (1.97%) ISO 22301
5 35 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.73%) GDPR
6 20 (0.73%) PMO
7 19 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (0.44%) QA
9 8 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.036%) BS7799
12 1 (0.036%) GPG13
12 1 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.036%) NIST
12 1 (0.036%) NIST 800
System Software
1 208 (7.58%) vCloud
2 182 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (5.32%) Active Directory
4 80 (2.92%) Hyper-V
5 52 (1.90%) XenApp
6 32 (1.17%) vSphere
7 31 (1.13%) XenDesktop
8 25 (0.91%) VMware NSX
9 21 (0.77%) Docker
10 16 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.44%) Firmware
13 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.36%) DRBD
14 10 (0.36%) GlusterFS
15 6 (0.22%) ProxySG
16 5 (0.18%) NFS
16 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
17 3 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 404 (14.73%) FortiGate
2 391 (14.25%) Nagios
3 112 (4.08%) Cisco Prime
4 103 (3.76%) Cisco CUCM
5 46 (1.68%) Ansible
6 42 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
7 38 (1.39%) Stealthwatch
8 37 (1.35%) SCCM
9 22 (0.80%) Puppet
10 21 (0.77%) Kubernetes
10 21 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
11 16 (0.58%) RANCID
11 16 (0.58%) WSUS
12 14 (0.51%) Cacti
13 13 (0.47%) vCenter Server
14 11 (0.40%) CASB
14 11 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (0.36%) Galera Cluster
15 10 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2,104 (76.70%) Cisco
2 665 (24.24%) Palo Alto
3 591 (21.55%) Fortinet
4 524 (19.10%) Juniper
5 481 (17.54%) CheckPoint
6 347 (12.65%) VMware
7 312 (11.37%) F5
8 259 (9.44%) Microsoft
9 243 (8.86%) Meraki
10 191 (6.96%) SolarWinds
11 154 (5.61%) HP
12 143 (5.21%) Citrix
13 98 (3.57%) Huawei
14 93 (3.39%) Brocade
15 89 (3.24%) Dell
16 87 (3.17%) Aruba
17 74 (2.70%) Blue Coat
18 72 (2.62%) NetApp
19 59 (2.15%) Mitel
20 47 (1.71%) Extreme Networks