Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 167 243
Rank change year-on-year -94 +76 -7
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 113 225 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.89% 1.83% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.47% 8.00% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 92 157 95
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,950 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,375 £51,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 2,811 3,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.90% 22.84% 26.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,913 2,120 2,434
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -84 64 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Cheshire -48 24 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Lancashire +14 20 £38,750 -5.49% 5
Merseyside +19 5 £45,000 -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (95.58%) Cisco
3 75 (66.37%) Firewall
4 53 (46.90%) LAN
4 53 (46.90%) VPN
5 50 (44.25%) CCNA
6 48 (42.48%) WAN
7 46 (40.71%) BGP
8 44 (38.94%) Cisco ASA
9 36 (31.86%) Data Centre
10 35 (30.97%) Network Security
10 35 (30.97%) Wireless
11 34 (30.09%) MPLS
12 31 (27.43%) VoIP
13 29 (25.66%) OSPF
14 28 (24.78%) ITIL
15 27 (23.89%) Active Directory
16 26 (23.01%) Juniper
17 25 (22.12%) Ethernet
17 25 (22.12%) IPsec
17 25 (22.12%) Telecoms
18 24 (21.24%) Wi-Fi
18 24 (21.24%) EIGRP
18 24 (21.24%) F5
19 23 (20.35%) VMware
20 21 (18.58%) DNS
20 21 (18.58%) Windows
21 20 (17.70%) Degree
22 19 (16.81%) CCDP
23 18 (15.93%) Hyper-V

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 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (3.54%) IIS
1 4 (3.54%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.54%) Office 365
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 75 (66.37%) Firewall
2 53 (46.90%) LAN
2 53 (46.90%) VPN
3 48 (42.48%) WAN
4 46 (40.71%) BGP
5 44 (38.94%) Cisco ASA
6 35 (30.97%) Network Security
6 35 (30.97%) Wireless
7 34 (30.09%) MPLS
8 31 (27.43%) VoIP
9 29 (25.66%) OSPF
10 25 (22.12%) Ethernet
10 25 (22.12%) IPsec
11 24 (21.24%) EIGRP
11 24 (21.24%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (18.58%) DNS
13 17 (15.04%) SSL
13 17 (15.04%) TACACS
13 17 (15.04%) VLAN
14 14 (12.39%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.77%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (22.12%) Telecoms
2 17 (15.04%) Finance
3 5 (4.42%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Legal
5 2 (1.77%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (46.90%) Network Engineer
2 21 (18.58%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (16.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 17 (15.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 15 (13.27%) Network Specialist
6 13 (11.50%) Security Engineer
7 11 (9.73%) Analyst
7 11 (9.73%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (8.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (8.85%) Network Security Specialist
8 10 (8.85%) Security Specialist
9 9 (7.96%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 9 (7.96%) IT Analyst
9 9 (7.96%) IT Support
9 9 (7.96%) IT Support Analyst
9 9 (7.96%) Support Analyst
10 8 (7.08%) Technical Leader
11 7 (6.19%) Lead Network Engineer
12 6 (5.31%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 6 (5.31%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.62%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.88%) FreeSWITCH
2 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (31.86%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.73%) PKI
2 11 (9.73%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (7.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (4.42%) Clustering
5 4 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.65%) Life Science
6 3 (2.65%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.58%) Windows
2 11 (9.73%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.31%) Linux
5 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.65%) Unix
7 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.78%) ITIL
2 17 (15.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (14.16%) Load Balancing
4 15 (13.27%) Change Management
5 13 (11.50%) Release Management
6 12 (10.62%) Network Management
7 10 (8.85%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.85%) Network Design
8 9 (7.96%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (7.96%) Security Patching
9 8 (7.08%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (7.08%) Proactive Monitoring
9 8 (7.08%) Six Sigma
10 7 (6.19%) High Availability
10 7 (6.19%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.19%) Network Architecture
10 7 (6.19%) Network Virtualisation
11 6 (5.31%) Open Source
12 5 (4.42%) People Management
12 5 (4.42%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.96%) SQL
2 8 (7.08%) Perl
2 8 (7.08%) PHP
2 8 (7.08%) Python
3 2 (1.77%) C
Qualifications
1 113 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (44.25%) CCNA
3 20 (17.70%) Degree
4 19 (16.81%) CCDP
5 16 (14.16%) MCSE
5 16 (14.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (12.39%) JNCIP
7 12 (10.62%) MCP
8 11 (9.73%) MCSA
9 10 (8.85%) A+ Certification
10 8 (7.08%) CCIE
11 5 (4.42%) JNCIA
12 4 (3.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
13 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
14 2 (1.77%) CEH
14 2 (1.77%) CISSP
15 1 (0.88%) CESG Certified Professional
15 1 (0.88%) CISM
15 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.77%) GDPR
2 2 (1.77%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (23.89%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.93%) Hyper-V
3 13 (11.50%) Firmware
4 9 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.54%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.88%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 17 (15.04%) SCCM
2 14 (12.39%) Cacti
3 8 (7.08%) Nagios
3 8 (7.08%) OpenNMS
3 8 (7.08%) Puppet
3 8 (7.08%) RANCID
4 6 (5.31%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.77%) Nessus
7 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 108 (95.58%) Cisco
2 26 (23.01%) Juniper
3 24 (21.24%) F5
4 23 (20.35%) VMware
5 11 (9.73%) IronPort
6 10 (8.85%) Ericsson
7 9 (7.96%) Microsoft
8 8 (7.08%) Huawei
8 8 (7.08%) Riverbed
9 7 (6.19%) CheckPoint
9 7 (6.19%) Polycom
9 7 (6.19%) Siemens
9 7 (6.19%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.42%) Palo Alto
11 4 (3.54%) Capita
11 4 (3.54%) Citrix
11 4 (3.54%) IBM
12 2 (1.77%) Brocade
12 2 (1.77%) Foundry
12 2 (1.77%) WatchGuard