Period
to 28 September 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 6 months to 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco
UK > England
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 135 69 50
Rank change year-on-year -66 -19 +28
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 2,842 1,914 6,428
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.62% 4.33% 4.99%
As % of the Vendors category 6.73% 10.98% 11.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,374 1,602 4,919
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,750 £38,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.38% -1.05%
75th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% -1.08%

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 42,226 17,437 54,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.98% 39.45% 42.23%
Number of salaries quoted 28,430 14,003 42,106
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £41,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £90,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cisco in England.

Salary trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cisco in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Cisco in England

Cisco
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the England region over the 6 months to 28 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 -108 971 £60,000 - 160
South East -47 574 £45,000 -11.76% 125
North of England -11 548 £45,000 - 150
Midlands -30 409 £43,000 +1.18% 94
North West -19 314 £45,000 -5.26% 96
West Midlands -33 247 £45,000 +5.88% 51
Yorkshire +14 227 £45,000 +1.12% 39
South West -55 204 £47,500 +18.75% 59
East of England -42 165 £42,500 -10.53% 51
East Midlands -5 160 £42,500 +6.25% 42
North East -15 33 £42,500 -2.30% 15
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, IT jobs citing Cisco 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 Cisco.

1 1,315 (46.27%) Firewall
2 1,114 (39.20%) Microsoft
3 1,028 (36.17%) Windows
4 933 (32.83%) Cisco Certification
5 871 (30.65%) Azure
6 830 (29.20%) VMware
7 777 (27.34%) WAN
8 739 (26.00%) LAN
9 724 (25.48%) Active Directory
10 711 (25.02%) Microsoft 365
11 604 (21.25%) Social Skills
12 592 (20.83%) Data Centre
13 589 (20.72%) CCNP
14 582 (20.48%) VPN
15 573 (20.16%) ITIL
16 570 (20.06%) Windows Server
17 532 (18.72%) CCNA
18 498 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
19 448 (15.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 424 (14.92%) Finance
21 411 (14.46%) DNS
22 398 (14.00%) Linux
23 391 (13.76%) AWS
24 377 (13.27%) Palo Alto
25 371 (13.05%) Wireless
26 349 (12.28%) Juniper
27 346 (12.17%) Meraki
28 345 (12.14%) CheckPoint
29 343 (12.07%) BGP
30 341 (12.00%) Network Security

Cisco
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
1 206 (7.25%) MS Exchange
2 164 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 59 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 54 (1.90%) IIS
5 36 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (1.16%) Skype for Business
7 31 (1.09%) Apache
8 27 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 18 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 17 (0.60%) nginx
11 16 (0.56%) SAS
12 14 (0.49%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.25%) Confluence
16 6 (0.21%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.14%) ejabberd
17 4 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 292 (10.27%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 47 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.21%) MicroStation
5 6 (0.21%) Revit
6 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.21%) Sentinel
1 6 (0.21%) Unica
2 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.14%) FastStats
2 4 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.11%) Magento
3 3 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.11%) Sage 300 ERP
3 3 (0.11%) Sage CRM
4 2 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.070%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.035%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.035%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 871 (30.65%) Azure
2 711 (25.02%) Microsoft 365
3 391 (13.76%) AWS
4 142 (5.00%) IaaS
5 97 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 92 (3.24%) SaaS
7 90 (3.17%) PaaS
8 59 (2.08%) Mimecast
9 49 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
9 49 (1.72%) OneDrive
10 43 (1.51%) GCP
11 22 (0.77%) Google Workspace
12 17 (0.60%) Azure Sentinel
12 17 (0.60%) Serverless
12 17 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 16 (0.56%) Power Platform
14 14 (0.49%) OpenShift
15 11 (0.39%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (0.39%) Cohesity
Communications & Networking
1 1,315 (46.27%) Firewall
2 777 (27.34%) WAN
3 739 (26.00%) LAN
4 582 (20.48%) VPN
5 411 (14.46%) DNS
6 371 (13.05%) Wireless
7 343 (12.07%) BGP
8 341 (12.00%) Network Security
9 334 (11.75%) DHCP
10 333 (11.72%) TCP/IP
11 324 (11.40%) MPLS
12 291 (10.24%) Cisco ASA
13 272 (9.57%) SAN
14 256 (9.01%) OSPF
15 243 (8.55%) Wi-Fi
16 236 (8.30%) VoIP
17 232 (8.16%) VLAN
18 189 (6.65%) Cisco IOS
19 173 (6.09%) Internet
20 170 (5.98%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.09%) MySQL
3 23 (0.81%) Big Data
4 18 (0.63%) MongoDB
4 18 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 16 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (0.42%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.42%) HBase
10 9 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (0.28%) ArangoDB
11 8 (0.28%) GIS
12 7 (0.25%) InfluxDB
12 7 (0.25%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.21%) Power BI
14 5 (0.18%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 41 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 27 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 21 (0.74%) JIRA
4 18 (0.63%) Metasploit
5 17 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (0.46%) Maven
7 11 (0.39%) Bitbucket
8 10 (0.35%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.18%) Burp Suite
10 5 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.14%) Ant
11 4 (0.14%) eggPlant
11 4 (0.14%) Gradle
11 4 (0.14%) Postman
11 4 (0.14%) Selenium
12 2 (0.070%) GitLab
12 2 (0.070%) kappa
12 2 (0.070%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.070%) Zephyr
General
1 604 (21.25%) Social Skills
2 424 (14.92%) Finance
3 275 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 137 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
5 135 (4.75%) Public Sector
6 123 (4.33%) Banking
7 102 (3.59%) Manufacturing
8 90 (3.17%) Retail
9 72 (2.53%) Law
10 71 (2.50%) Legal
11 69 (2.43%) Marketing
12 52 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
13 46 (1.62%) Presentation Skills
14 35 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
14 35 (1.23%) Electronics
15 30 (1.06%) Aerospace
16 26 (0.91%) Military
17 25 (0.88%) Automotive
18 21 (0.74%) Back Office
19 19 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 796 (28.01%) Network Engineer
2 369 (12.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 261 (9.18%) Analyst
4 223 (7.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 206 (7.25%) Support Engineer
6 189 (6.65%) Architect
7 173 (6.09%) IT Engineer
8 172 (6.05%) Senior Network Engineer
9 152 (5.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 143 (5.03%) IT Support
11 133 (4.68%) Consultant
12 122 (4.29%) Security Engineer
13 105 (3.69%) Support Analyst
14 89 (3.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 89 (3.13%) IT Manager
15 84 (2.96%) Administrator
16 80 (2.81%) IT Support Engineer
17 75 (2.64%) 2nd Line Support
18 73 (2.57%) Network Architect
19 70 (2.46%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (1.58%) XMPP
2 43 (1.51%) Web Services
3 39 (1.37%) 802.1X
4 30 (1.06%) Middleware
5 29 (1.02%) JSON
6 19 (0.67%) Kafka
7 16 (0.56%) HTML
7 16 (0.56%) Lucene
7 16 (0.56%) Regular Expression
8 15 (0.53%) LDAP
9 13 (0.46%) WebRTC
10 12 (0.42%) ARM Templates
11 9 (0.32%) Matplotlib
11 9 (0.32%) Pandas
11 9 (0.32%) React
11 9 (0.32%) SAML
11 9 (0.32%) scikit-learn
11 9 (0.32%) SOAP
11 9 (0.32%) Spark Streaming
11 9 (0.32%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 592 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 139 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
3 123 (4.33%) Video Conferencing
4 118 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 85 (2.99%) Public Cloud
6 64 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
7 60 (2.11%) Driving Licence
8 48 (1.69%) iPhone
9 45 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 41 (1.44%) Clustering
11 39 (1.37%) Blackberry
11 39 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
12 35 (1.23%) PKI
12 35 (1.23%) Private Cloud
13 34 (1.20%) iPad
14 32 (1.13%) Replication
15 31 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
16 29 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
17 26 (0.91%) Cloud Native
18 24 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,028 (36.17%) Windows
2 570 (20.06%) Windows Server
3 398 (14.00%) Linux
4 255 (8.97%) Windows 10
5 242 (8.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 191 (6.72%) Windows Server 2016
7 187 (6.58%) Windows Server 2019
8 111 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 101 (3.55%) Windows 7
10 99 (3.48%) Unix
11 79 (2.78%) Android
12 50 (1.76%) CentOS
13 49 (1.72%) Ubuntu
14 47 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 46 (1.62%) Mac OS X
16 43 (1.51%) Mac OS
17 31 (1.09%) Windows 8
18 30 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (0.74%) VMS
20 19 (0.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (20.16%) ITIL
2 448 (15.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 313 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
4 196 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 184 (6.47%) Cybersecurity
6 183 (6.44%) Network Design
7 180 (6.33%) Project Management
8 170 (5.98%) Service Delivery
9 164 (5.77%) Information Security
10 160 (5.63%) Presales
11 156 (5.49%) Change Management
12 155 (5.45%) Computer Science
13 148 (5.21%) Project Delivery
14 138 (4.86%) DevOps
15 133 (4.68%) Mentoring
16 130 (4.57%) Migration
17 126 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
18 120 (4.22%) Service Management
19 116 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
20 107 (3.76%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 281 (9.89%) PowerShell
2 197 (6.93%) Python
3 143 (5.03%) SQL
4 86 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 43 (1.51%) C
6 38 (1.34%) Perl
7 34 (1.20%) Java
8 19 (0.67%) Shell Script
9 17 (0.60%) Ruby
10 15 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 15 (0.53%) PHP
11 11 (0.39%) T-SQL
11 11 (0.39%) VBScript
12 10 (0.35%) C++
13 8 (0.28%) C#
14 7 (0.25%) R
15 6 (0.21%) Korn
15 6 (0.21%) VB
15 6 (0.21%) VBA
16 5 (0.18%) Lua
Qualifications
1 933 (32.83%) Cisco Certification
2 589 (20.72%) CCNP
3 532 (18.72%) CCNA
4 261 (9.18%) Security Cleared
5 250 (8.80%) Degree
6 179 (6.30%) SC Cleared
7 164 (5.77%) CCIE
8 152 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 78 (2.74%) MCSA
9 78 (2.74%) MCSE
10 74 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
11 65 (2.29%) JNCIA
12 59 (2.08%) DV Cleared
13 56 (1.97%) CISSP
14 53 (1.86%) CCDP
15 45 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 35 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
16 35 (1.23%) MCP
17 29 (1.02%) JNCIS
18 28 (0.99%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (6.23%) SLA
2 87 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 40 (1.41%) GDPR
5 30 (1.06%) COBIT
6 27 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
7 19 (0.67%) NIST
8 17 (0.60%) QA
9 10 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 9 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.25%) NCSC
11 7 (0.25%) PMO
12 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.11%) GxP
13 3 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.070%) ISO 31000
14 2 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.070%) ITGC
System Software
1 724 (25.48%) Active Directory
2 498 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 317 (11.15%) Hyper-V
4 124 (4.36%) vSphere
5 85 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (1.83%) VMware NSX
7 51 (1.79%) XenApp
8 37 (1.30%) BitLocker
8 37 (1.30%) Docker
9 32 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
10 31 (1.09%) Firmware
11 27 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
12 26 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
13 22 (0.77%) XenDesktop
14 19 (0.67%) KVM
14 19 (0.67%) VMware Server
15 15 (0.53%) NFS
15 15 (0.53%) Terminal Services
16 13 (0.46%) Terminal Server
17 12 (0.42%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 166 (5.84%) SCCM
2 145 (5.10%) Microsoft Intune
3 137 (4.82%) Ansible
4 98 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 95 (3.34%) FortiGate
6 78 (2.74%) Terraform
7 53 (1.86%) Puppet
8 48 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
9 43 (1.51%) Kubernetes
10 41 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
11 38 (1.34%) Nagios
12 35 (1.23%) vCenter Server
13 34 (1.20%) WSUS
14 33 (1.16%) Nessus
15 27 (0.95%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 26 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
17 24 (0.84%) Backup Exec
18 23 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
18 23 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
18 23 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,114 (39.20%) Microsoft
2 830 (29.20%) VMware
3 377 (13.27%) Palo Alto
4 349 (12.28%) Juniper
5 346 (12.17%) Meraki
6 345 (12.14%) CheckPoint
7 261 (9.18%) HP
8 260 (9.15%) Citrix
9 251 (8.83%) F5
10 223 (7.85%) Fortinet
11 213 (7.49%) Dell
12 199 (7.00%) SolarWinds
13 169 (5.95%) Aruba
14 145 (5.10%) Veeam
15 143 (5.03%) NetApp
16 111 (3.91%) Apple
17 95 (3.34%) Sophos
18 93 (3.27%) EMC
19 82 (2.89%) IBM
20 80 (2.81%) Avaya