Period
to 5 December 2019

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

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
England > North West
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 220 229 214
Rank change year-on-year +9 -15 -7
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 86 133 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.88% 1.13% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.53% 5.11% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 79 124 137
North West median annual salary £48,750 £43,376 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.39% -3.61% +12.50%
10th Percentile £34,500 £36,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £58,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 1,898 2,603 2,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.51% 22.13% 21.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,358 2,040 2,130
North West median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,228 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 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
Manchester -3 51 £50,000 +5.26% 16
Cheshire +30 23 £51,000 +27.50% 1
Merseyside -3 6 £42,500 -12.37% 1
Lancashire -14 4 £36,250 -3.33% 4
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 North West region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 86 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (88.37%) Cisco
3 48 (55.81%) Firewall
4 46 (53.49%) CCNA
5 33 (38.37%) Network Security
6 32 (37.21%) LAN
7 28 (32.56%) VPN
7 28 (32.56%) Wireless
8 26 (30.23%) WAN
9 23 (26.74%) Active Directory
10 21 (24.42%) Juniper
11 17 (19.77%) SolarWinds
11 17 (19.77%) Unified Communications
12 16 (18.60%) HP
12 16 (18.60%) WLAN
13 15 (17.44%) SolarWinds Orion
13 15 (17.44%) Network Management
14 13 (15.12%) Network Design
14 13 (15.12%) Project Delivery
15 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
15 11 (12.79%) CCIE
15 11 (12.79%) Load Balancing
16 10 (11.63%) Problem Management
16 10 (11.63%) Meraki
16 10 (11.63%) Data Centre
16 10 (11.63%) BGP
16 10 (11.63%) ITIL
16 10 (11.63%) Windows
17 9 (10.47%) VMware
17 9 (10.47%) DHCP

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 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.16%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.30%) AWS
1 8 (9.30%) Azure
2 5 (5.81%) Office 365
3 2 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.33%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.33%) GitHub
3 2 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) GCP
4 1 (1.16%) IaaS
4 1 (1.16%) PaaS
4 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (55.81%) Firewall
2 33 (38.37%) Network Security
3 32 (37.21%) LAN
4 28 (32.56%) VPN
4 28 (32.56%) Wireless
5 26 (30.23%) WAN
6 17 (19.77%) Unified Communications
7 16 (18.60%) WLAN
8 10 (11.63%) BGP
9 9 (10.47%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (10.47%) DHCP
9 9 (10.47%) DNS
9 9 (10.47%) TCP/IP
10 7 (8.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (8.14%) MPLS
10 7 (8.14%) VoIP
11 6 (6.98%) Cisco Wireless
11 6 (6.98%) OSPF
11 6 (6.98%) SNMP
12 5 (5.81%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.16%) MS Access
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Bitbucket
1 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (4.65%) Banking
2 3 (3.49%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Public Sector
2 3 (3.49%) Retail
2 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.16%) Games
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (53.49%) Network Engineer
2 17 (19.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 14 (16.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Network Operations Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) Security Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Support Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Core Network Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) IP Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) IP Network Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Network Team Leader
7 7 (8.14%) Team Leader
8 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Network Specialist
8 6 (6.98%) WAN Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.49%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.33%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.16%) CMDB
5 1 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Windows
2 9 (10.47%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.81%) Linux
4 2 (2.33%) Unix
5 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.44%) Network Management
2 13 (15.12%) Network Design
2 13 (15.12%) Project Delivery
3 11 (12.79%) Load Balancing
4 10 (11.63%) ITIL
4 10 (11.63%) Problem Management
5 8 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (9.30%) Supplier Management
6 7 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (6.98%) Low Latency
7 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.98%) Presales
8 5 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.81%) Server Virtualisation
8 5 (5.81%) Service Management
9 4 (4.65%) Change Control
9 4 (4.65%) Migration
9 4 (4.65%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.65%) Python
2 3 (3.49%) SQL
3 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.16%) C
4 1 (1.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (53.49%) CCNA
3 11 (12.79%) CCIE
4 8 (9.30%) CCDP
4 8 (9.30%) JNCIP
5 6 (6.98%) Degree
6 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.65%) MCSA
7 4 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.49%) CCSA
8 3 (3.49%) CCSP
8 3 (3.49%) CISSP
8 3 (3.49%) HND
8 3 (3.49%) HP APS
9 2 (2.33%) CCENT
9 2 (2.33%) CISM
9 2 (2.33%) HNC
9 2 (2.33%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.33%) LPIC
9 2 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.16%) BS7799
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (26.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.33%) Docker
5 1 (1.16%) Firmware
5 1 (1.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (17.44%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (6.98%) FortiGate
3 4 (4.65%) Ansible
4 1 (1.16%) CASB
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.16%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 76 (88.37%) Cisco
2 21 (24.42%) Juniper
3 17 (19.77%) SolarWinds
4 16 (18.60%) HP
5 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
6 10 (11.63%) Meraki
7 9 (10.47%) F5
7 9 (10.47%) VMware
8 6 (6.98%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.98%) Palo Alto
9 5 (5.81%) Dell
9 5 (5.81%) Symantec
10 4 (4.65%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.65%) Forcepoint
11 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.49%) Remedy
12 2 (2.33%) Aerohive Networks
12 2 (2.33%) Huawei
12 2 (2.33%) NetApp
12 2 (2.33%) Redback