Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 219 251
Rank change year-on-year +33 +32 +53
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 199 140 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.56% 1.15% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.13% 4.98% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 166 125 93
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +26.98%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,200 £29,000
90th Percentile £58,125 £55,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +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 2791 2814 3286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.84% 23.11% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2142 2273 2537
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,400
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 -7 99 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Cheshire +10 66 £45,000 +2.86%
Lancashire +21 23 £42,500 +23.64% 1
Merseyside +9 9 £50,000 +31.58% 1
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 199 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 187 (93.97%) Cisco
3 129 (64.82%) Firewall
4 90 (45.23%) Juniper
5 87 (43.72%) WAN
6 83 (41.71%) BGP
7 80 (40.20%) LAN
8 77 (38.69%) CCNA
9 71 (35.68%) MPLS
10 66 (33.17%) Wireless
10 66 (33.17%) VPN
10 66 (33.17%) Load Balancing
11 63 (31.66%) F5
12 62 (31.16%) OSPF
13 57 (28.64%) ITIL
13 57 (28.64%) Cisco ASA
14 56 (28.14%) Network Security
15 55 (27.64%) Ethernet
16 54 (27.14%) CCIE
17 50 (25.13%) IPsec
17 50 (25.13%) Network Management
18 45 (22.61%) DNS
19 44 (22.11%) Active Directory
19 44 (22.11%) EIGRP
20 42 (21.11%) SSL
20 42 (21.11%) Windows
21 39 (19.60%) Cisco IOS
21 39 (19.60%) Degree
22 38 (19.10%) IP Telephony
22 38 (19.10%) JNCIP

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 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (2.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.01%) IIS
3 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.52%) G Suite
3 5 (2.51%) Office 365
4 4 (2.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (64.82%) Firewall
2 87 (43.72%) WAN
3 83 (41.71%) BGP
4 80 (40.20%) LAN
5 71 (35.68%) MPLS
6 66 (33.17%) VPN
6 66 (33.17%) Wireless
7 62 (31.16%) OSPF
8 57 (28.64%) Cisco ASA
9 56 (28.14%) Network Security
10 55 (27.64%) Ethernet
11 50 (25.13%) IPsec
12 45 (22.61%) DNS
13 44 (22.11%) EIGRP
14 42 (21.11%) SSL
15 39 (19.60%) Cisco IOS
16 38 (19.10%) IP Telephony
17 35 (17.59%) Cisco Nexus
17 35 (17.59%) TACACS
18 31 (15.58%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Metasploit
General
1 31 (15.58%) Telecoms
2 29 (14.57%) Finance
3 7 (3.52%) Financial Institution
3 7 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.51%) Advertising
4 3 (1.51%) Banking
4 3 (1.51%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Games
5 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 139 (69.85%) Network Engineer
2 55 (27.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 46 (23.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 32 (16.08%) Senior Network Engineer
5 21 (10.55%) Juniper Engineer
6 16 (8.04%) Analyst
6 16 (8.04%) Operations Engineer
7 14 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (6.53%) Lead Network Engineer
8 13 (6.53%) Security Engineer
9 12 (6.03%) Firewall Engineer
9 12 (6.03%) Network Security Engineer
10 10 (5.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (5.03%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 10 (5.03%) IP Engineer
10 10 (5.03%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (5.03%) Network Specialist
11 9 (4.52%) IT Engineer
11 9 (4.52%) Network Analyst
12 8 (4.02%) Network Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.03%) 802.1X
2 8 (4.02%) CSS
3 1 (0.50%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.59%) Data Centre
2 24 (12.06%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.53%) Driving Licence
5 10 (5.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (4.52%) iPad
7 7 (3.52%) Life Science
8 5 (2.51%) Clustering
9 3 (1.51%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.50%) CCTV
10 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.50%) IPTV
10 1 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.11%) Windows
2 27 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (7.54%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (6.53%) Unix
6 10 (5.03%) Linux
7 6 (3.02%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (33.17%) Load Balancing
2 57 (28.64%) ITIL
3 50 (25.13%) Network Management
4 31 (15.58%) Network Design
5 26 (13.07%) Kalman Filter
5 26 (13.07%) Service Management
6 25 (12.56%) Mentoring
7 18 (9.05%) Root Cause Analysis
8 17 (8.54%) Configuration Management
9 16 (8.04%) ITSM
9 16 (8.04%) Statistics
10 15 (7.54%) ITIL V3
10 15 (7.54%) Risk Assessment
11 12 (6.03%) Asset Management
12 11 (5.53%) Change Management
12 11 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (5.53%) Open Source
13 9 (4.52%) Change Control
14 8 (4.02%) WAN Optimisation
14 8 (4.02%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.02%) C
1 8 (4.02%) Python
2 2 (1.01%) R
3 1 (0.50%) Perl
3 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 199 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (38.69%) CCNA
3 54 (27.14%) CCIE
4 39 (19.60%) Degree
5 38 (19.10%) JNCIP
6 30 (15.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (14.07%) MCSE
8 24 (12.06%) MCP
9 18 (9.05%) MCSA
10 15 (7.54%) Security Cleared
11 13 (6.53%) A+ Certification
12 11 (5.53%) SC Cleared
13 7 (3.52%) DBS Check
14 5 (2.51%) CCDP
14 5 (2.51%) CISSP
15 4 (2.01%) CCSE
16 3 (1.51%) CCIE Security
16 3 (1.51%) CCSM
16 3 (1.51%) Check Point Certification
17 2 (1.01%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.03%) SLA
2 10 (5.03%) PCI DSS
2 10 (5.03%) PMO
3 3 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.51%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (22.11%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.55%) Hyper-V
3 15 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) OpenSIPS
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (14.07%) FortiGate
2 21 (10.55%) Cacti
3 16 (8.04%) SCCM
4 12 (6.03%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (5.03%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (5.03%) Nagios
5 10 (5.03%) OpenNMS
6 9 (4.52%) Puppet
6 9 (4.52%) RANCID
7 8 (4.02%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.51%) TrustSec
10 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 187 (93.97%) Cisco
2 90 (45.23%) Juniper
3 63 (31.66%) F5
4 37 (18.59%) Riverbed
5 30 (15.08%) CheckPoint
6 27 (13.57%) VMware
7 22 (11.06%) Microsoft
7 22 (11.06%) SolarWinds
8 14 (7.04%) Palo Alto
9 10 (5.03%) Blue Coat
9 10 (5.03%) Ericsson
9 10 (5.03%) HP
10 9 (4.52%) Huawei
11 8 (4.02%) BT
11 8 (4.02%) IronPort
12 7 (3.52%) Google
12 7 (3.52%) Polycom
12 7 (3.52%) Siemens
13 6 (3.02%) Meraki
14 5 (2.51%) WatchGuard