Period
to 29 February 2020

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 29 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
England > North West
6 months to
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 217 223 251
Rank change year-on-year +6 +28 -85
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 74 120 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.89% 1.17% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.50% 5.03% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 68 106 96
North West median annual salary £45,000 £52,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.88% +16.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £34,500 £33,000 £31,875
90th Percentile £60,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +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 1,645 2,388 2,626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.79% 23.20% 20.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,145 1,897 1,971
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,851 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,911 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +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 29 February 2020.

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 29 February 2020. 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 +2 37 £50,000 -9.09% 11
Cheshire +26 22 £40,000 - 4
Lancashire +8 11 £40,000 +26.98% 3
Merseyside -1 3 £45,000 -11.33%
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 29 February 2020, 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 74 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (77.03%) Cisco
3 42 (56.76%) Firewall
4 38 (51.35%) CCNA
5 30 (40.54%) Wireless
6 29 (39.19%) Network Security
7 26 (35.14%) WAN
8 24 (32.43%) LAN
9 20 (27.03%) VPN
10 16 (21.62%) HP
11 15 (20.27%) Network Management
11 15 (20.27%) Data Centre
12 14 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (16.22%) Active Directory
14 11 (14.86%) Dell
14 11 (14.86%) MPLS
14 11 (14.86%) BGP
14 11 (14.86%) VMware
15 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 10 (13.51%) Meraki
16 9 (12.16%) Cybersecurity
16 9 (12.16%) Cisco Wireless
16 9 (12.16%) Juniper
17 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
17 8 (10.81%) WLAN
17 8 (10.81%) Windows
17 8 (10.81%) Project Delivery
17 8 (10.81%) Unified Communications
17 8 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
18 7 (9.46%) F5

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 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) AWS
2 4 (5.41%) Azure
3 3 (4.05%) Office 365
4 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.70%) GitHub
4 2 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 42 (56.76%) Firewall
2 30 (40.54%) Wireless
3 29 (39.19%) Network Security
4 26 (35.14%) WAN
5 24 (32.43%) LAN
6 20 (27.03%) VPN
7 14 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (14.86%) BGP
8 11 (14.86%) MPLS
9 9 (12.16%) Cisco Wireless
10 8 (10.81%) Unified Communications
10 8 (10.81%) WLAN
11 7 (9.46%) SNMP
11 7 (9.46%) VLAN
12 6 (8.11%) Cisco Firepower
12 6 (8.11%) DHCP
12 6 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (6.76%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (6.76%) EIGRP
13 5 (6.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (2.70%) MySQL
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Bitbucket
1 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (2.70%) Public Sector
1 2 (2.70%) Retail
1 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.35%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (54.05%) Network Engineer
2 23 (31.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (20.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Security Engineer
5 10 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (13.51%) Security Support Engineer
5 10 (13.51%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (13.51%) Support Engineer
6 9 (12.16%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) Cisco Support
7 8 (10.81%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Network Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Core Network Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 3 (4.05%) IP Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Cyberattack
3 2 (2.70%) e-Learning
3 2 (2.70%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.70%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.35%) CMDB
4 1 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.05%) Linux
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Network Management
2 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (12.16%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (10.81%) Project Delivery
4 8 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (9.46%) Network Design
6 6 (8.11%) ITIL
7 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.76%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (5.41%) Business Continuity
8 4 (5.41%) DNA
8 4 (5.41%) Information Security
8 4 (5.41%) Presales
8 4 (5.41%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (5.41%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (5.41%) Service Management
9 3 (4.05%) Change Management
9 3 (4.05%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) Python
2 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (51.35%) CCNA
3 7 (9.46%) CCIE
3 7 (9.46%) Degree
4 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.76%) CCDP
5 5 (6.76%) CISM
5 5 (6.76%) CISSP
5 5 (6.76%) JNCIA
6 4 (5.41%) CCSP
6 4 (5.41%) JNCIP
6 4 (5.41%) MCSA
6 4 (5.41%) MCSE
6 4 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (4.05%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.70%) HP APS
8 2 (2.70%) NCDA
8 2 (2.70%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.70%) GDPR
3 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.05%) Docker
4 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.35%) Firmware
5 1 (1.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Ansible
2 5 (6.76%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.76%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 57 (77.03%) Cisco
2 16 (21.62%) HP
3 11 (14.86%) Dell
3 11 (14.86%) VMware
4 10 (13.51%) Meraki
5 9 (12.16%) Juniper
6 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
7 7 (9.46%) F5
8 6 (8.11%) Fortinet
8 6 (8.11%) Palo Alto
8 6 (8.11%) SolarWinds
9 5 (6.76%) CheckPoint
10 4 (5.41%) Forcepoint
11 3 (4.05%) Remedy
12 2 (2.70%) EMC
12 2 (2.70%) Huawei
12 2 (2.70%) IronPort
12 2 (2.70%) NetApp
12 2 (2.70%) Siemens
12 2 (2.70%) Virgin Media