Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 171 218
Rank change year-on-year -32 +47 +11
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 160 234 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.32% 1.78% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.33% 8.10% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 145 195 118
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -10.05%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £60,000 £55,375
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% - -

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,527 2,889 2,770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.86% 22.03% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,883 2,194 2,271
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,250 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CCNP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the North West

CCNP
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCNP in the North West.

Salary trend for CCNP in the North West

CCNP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the North West over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for CCNP in the North West

CCNP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Manchester -35 67 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Cheshire -32 40 £50,750 +12.78% 2
Merseyside +41 39 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Lancashire +3 14 £36,250 -14.71% 2
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 North West region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 160 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (86.25%) Cisco
3 99 (61.88%) LAN
4 96 (60.00%) WAN
5 93 (58.13%) Firewall
6 88 (55.00%) CCNA
7 59 (36.88%) Network Security
8 53 (33.13%) Wireless
9 52 (32.50%) Cisco ASA
10 51 (31.88%) VPN
11 44 (27.50%) Juniper
12 43 (26.88%) Windows
13 42 (26.25%) MPLS
14 40 (25.00%) BGP
15 38 (23.75%) OSPF
15 38 (23.75%) ITIL
16 36 (22.50%) Cisco IOS
17 35 (21.88%) CCDP
18 30 (18.75%) Fortinet
19 29 (18.13%) Cisco Nexus
19 29 (18.13%) Data Centre
19 29 (18.13%) Problem-Solving
20 28 (17.50%) VMware
20 28 (17.50%) VoIP
21 27 (16.88%) CheckPoint
21 27 (16.88%) Cisco ISE
21 27 (16.88%) Network Management
22 26 (16.25%) Vulnerability Management
22 26 (16.25%) Cisco CUCM
22 26 (16.25%) Windows Server

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 13 (8.13%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.63%) nginx
4 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (6.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.75%) Office 365
2 10 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 99 (61.88%) LAN
2 96 (60.00%) WAN
3 93 (58.13%) Firewall
4 59 (36.88%) Network Security
5 53 (33.13%) Wireless
6 52 (32.50%) Cisco ASA
7 51 (31.88%) VPN
8 42 (26.25%) MPLS
9 40 (25.00%) BGP
10 38 (23.75%) OSPF
11 36 (22.50%) Cisco IOS
12 29 (18.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (17.50%) VoIP
14 27 (16.88%) Cisco ISE
15 23 (14.38%) Intrusion Detection
15 23 (14.38%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (14.38%) WLAN
16 22 (13.75%) DNS
16 22 (13.75%) IPsec
16 22 (13.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.25%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (7.50%) Retail
2 9 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.00%) Finance
3 8 (5.00%) Games
4 2 (1.25%) Banking
4 2 (1.25%) Law
4 2 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 80 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 36 (22.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 29 (18.13%) Cisco Engineer
4 23 (14.38%) Architect
5 21 (13.13%) Security Engineer
5 21 (13.13%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 18 (11.25%) Security Architect
7 18 (11.25%) Security Solutions Architect
8 16 (10.00%) Consultant
9 15 (9.38%) Cisco Consultant
9 15 (9.38%) Cisco Security Consultant
9 15 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (9.38%) Security Consultant
10 12 (7.50%) Information Architect
10 12 (7.50%) Information Security Architect
10 12 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (7.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 12 (7.50%) Senior Security Engineer
11 10 (6.25%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.63%) CSS
1 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.13%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 12 (7.50%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (4.38%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.25%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.63%) Clustering
9 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.63%) PKI
9 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.88%) Windows
2 26 (16.25%) Windows Server
3 19 (11.88%) Linux
4 13 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) AIX
6 1 (0.63%) CentOS
6 1 (0.63%) Unix
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.75%) ITIL
2 29 (18.13%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (16.88%) Network Management
4 26 (16.25%) Vulnerability Management
5 25 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 24 (15.00%) Incident Management
6 24 (15.00%) Presales
7 23 (14.38%) High Availability
7 23 (14.38%) Information Security
7 23 (14.38%) Kalman Filter
7 23 (14.38%) SIEM
8 20 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
9 19 (11.88%) Proactive Monitoring
10 17 (10.63%) Load Balancing
10 17 (10.63%) Project Management
11 16 (10.00%) Change Management
11 16 (10.00%) Security Management
12 15 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (8.75%) Network Design
14 13 (8.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.50%) C
1 4 (2.50%) Python
2 3 (1.88%) Perl
3 1 (0.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 160 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (55.00%) CCNA
3 35 (21.88%) CCDP
4 23 (14.38%) Degree
5 19 (11.88%) CISSP
6 15 (9.38%) MCSE
6 15 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (7.50%) MCP
8 9 (5.63%) CCIE
8 9 (5.63%) JNCIP
8 9 (5.63%) Security Cleared
9 8 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (4.38%) CISM
10 7 (4.38%) SC Cleared
11 6 (3.75%) MCSA
11 6 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (3.13%) VCP5
13 3 (1.88%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.13%) SLA
2 7 (4.38%) PMO
3 1 (0.63%) GDPR
3 1 (0.63%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 21 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (12.50%) Firmware
3 16 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.75%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.50%) pfSense
6 3 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (16.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 15 (9.38%) FortiGate
4 12 (7.50%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (7.50%) Nessus
4 12 (7.50%) TrustSec
5 7 (4.38%) Stealthwatch
6 4 (2.50%) SCCM
7 1 (0.63%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 138 (86.25%) Cisco
2 44 (27.50%) Juniper
3 30 (18.75%) Fortinet
4 28 (17.50%) VMware
5 27 (16.88%) CheckPoint
6 21 (13.13%) Meraki
7 18 (11.25%) F5
8 15 (9.38%) SolarWinds
9 13 (8.13%) NetApp
9 13 (8.13%) Palo Alto
10 12 (7.50%) Forcepoint
10 12 (7.50%) Tufin
11 11 (6.88%) Microsoft
12 9 (5.63%) Citrix
12 9 (5.63%) Riverbed
13 8 (5.00%) HP
13 8 (5.00%) IronPort
14 6 (3.75%) Mitel
15 2 (1.25%) Arista
15 2 (1.25%) Dell