Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
England > North West
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 166 219
Rank change year-on-year -60 +53 -18
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 143 231 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.17% 1.88% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.78% 8.33% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 122 170 111
North West median annual salary £48,750 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.90% -8.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 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 2,473 2,773 2,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.29% 22.56% 26.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,842 2,069 2,356
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £23,775 £23,350 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -66 64 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Cheshire -35 36 £47,500 - 4
Merseyside +28 28 £60,000 +26.32% 8
Lancashire -10 15 £46,000 +12.20%
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (90.91%) Cisco
3 90 (62.94%) Firewall
4 88 (61.54%) LAN
5 76 (53.15%) WAN
6 65 (45.45%) CCNA
7 62 (43.36%) VPN
8 51 (35.66%) Network Security
9 49 (34.27%) MPLS
10 47 (32.87%) Wireless
11 45 (31.47%) Cisco ASA
12 43 (30.07%) VoIP
13 35 (24.48%) BGP
13 35 (24.48%) Problem-Solving
14 34 (23.78%) Wi-Fi
15 33 (23.08%) CCDP
15 33 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
16 32 (22.38%) Windows
17 31 (21.68%) Data Centre
18 30 (20.98%) OSPF
19 28 (19.58%) Network Management
20 27 (18.88%) IPsec
20 27 (18.88%) Juniper
20 27 (18.88%) Proactive Monitoring
21 26 (18.18%) Firmware
22 24 (16.78%) SSL
22 24 (16.78%) Change Management
23 23 (16.08%) Cisco CUCM
24 22 (15.38%) High Availability
24 22 (15.38%) DNS

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 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 11 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 90 (62.94%) Firewall
2 88 (61.54%) LAN
3 76 (53.15%) WAN
4 62 (43.36%) VPN
5 51 (35.66%) Network Security
6 49 (34.27%) MPLS
7 47 (32.87%) Wireless
8 45 (31.47%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (30.07%) VoIP
10 35 (24.48%) BGP
11 34 (23.78%) Wi-Fi
12 33 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
13 30 (20.98%) OSPF
14 27 (18.88%) IPsec
15 24 (16.78%) SSL
16 22 (15.38%) DNS
16 22 (15.38%) Ethernet
17 21 (14.69%) Intrusion Detection
18 20 (13.99%) Cisco Nexus
19 19 (13.29%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (5.59%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (11.89%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.79%) Finance
2 14 (9.79%) Retail
3 8 (5.59%) Games
4 3 (2.10%) Legal
5 2 (1.40%) Banking
5 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 72 (50.35%) Network Engineer
2 32 (22.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 21 (14.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 20 (13.99%) Security Engineer
5 18 (12.59%) Network Security Engineer
6 16 (11.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (9.79%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 14 (9.79%) Senior Security Engineer
7 14 (9.79%) Technical Leader
8 10 (6.99%) Architect
8 10 (6.99%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (6.29%) Network Specialist
10 8 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.90%) Network Security Specialist
11 7 (4.90%) Security Architect
11 7 (4.90%) Security Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.90%) Security Specialist
12 6 (4.20%) Consultant
12 6 (4.20%) Information Architect
12 6 (4.20%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.59%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.68%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.90%) PKI
5 6 (4.20%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.10%) Replication
7 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.40%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.38%) Windows
2 20 (13.99%) Windows Server
3 12 (8.39%) Linux
4 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.40%) Unix
7 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.48%) Problem-Solving
2 28 (19.58%) Network Management
3 27 (18.88%) Proactive Monitoring
4 24 (16.78%) Change Management
5 22 (15.38%) High Availability
5 22 (15.38%) ITIL
5 22 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
5 22 (15.38%) Programme Delivery
6 20 (13.99%) Vulnerability Management
7 19 (13.29%) SIEM
8 18 (12.59%) Security Management
9 17 (11.89%) Presales
9 17 (11.89%) Security Patching
10 16 (11.19%) Project Management
11 15 (10.49%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (9.79%) Patch Management
13 12 (8.39%) Incident Management
13 12 (8.39%) Network Design
13 12 (8.39%) Task Automation
13 12 (8.39%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.29%) SQL
2 8 (5.59%) Perl
2 8 (5.59%) PHP
2 8 (5.59%) Python
3 1 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 143 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (45.45%) CCNA
3 33 (23.08%) CCDP
4 20 (13.99%) Degree
5 17 (11.89%) CISSP
6 15 (10.49%) JNCIP
7 7 (4.90%) CCIE
8 5 (3.50%) CISM
8 5 (3.50%) JNCIA
8 5 (3.50%) MCP
8 5 (3.50%) MCSE
8 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.40%) CEH
9 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.40%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.10%) GDPR
3 2 (1.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.70%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 26 (18.18%) Firmware
2 16 (11.19%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.70%) pfSense
5 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (16.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (10.49%) Cisco UCCX
3 13 (9.09%) FortiGate
3 13 (9.09%) Nessus
4 11 (7.69%) TrustSec
5 9 (6.29%) SCCM
6 8 (5.59%) Cacti
6 8 (5.59%) Cisco Prime
6 8 (5.59%) Nagios
6 8 (5.59%) OpenNMS
6 8 (5.59%) Puppet
6 8 (5.59%) RANCID
7 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 130 (90.91%) Cisco
2 27 (18.88%) Juniper
3 17 (11.89%) F5
4 15 (10.49%) Fortinet
5 14 (9.79%) VMware
6 13 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 13 (9.09%) Meraki
7 9 (6.29%) Ericsson
7 9 (6.29%) Riverbed
7 9 (6.29%) SolarWinds
8 8 (5.59%) Huawei
9 7 (4.90%) HP
10 6 (4.20%) Forcepoint
10 6 (4.20%) Tufin
11 5 (3.50%) Citrix
11 5 (3.50%) Microsoft
11 5 (3.50%) NetApp
12 4 (2.80%) IBM
13 3 (2.10%) IronPort
13 3 (2.10%) Mitel