Period
to 25 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
England > North West
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 137 153
Rank change year-on-year +31 +16 +20
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 370 256 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.83% 2.17% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.94% 9.28% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 327 225 222
North West median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,150 £25,350 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Cisco Certification 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 2859 2759 3269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.86% 23.36% 24.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2194 2230 2562
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.17% +2.22% -

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the North West

Cisco Certification
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the North West.

Salary trend for Cisco Certification in the North West

Cisco Certification
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the North West over the 6 months to 25 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Cisco Certification in the North West

Cisco Certification
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 Cisco Certification within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 September 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 +4 185 £42,500 +13.33% 11
Cheshire +21 118 £40,500 +1.25% 3
Lancashire +17 30 £42,500 +25.93% 1
Merseyside -2 28 £37,500 -1.32%
Cumbria +3 8 £40,000 -15.79%
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT jobs citing Cisco Certification 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 Cisco Certification.

1 313 (84.59%) Cisco
2 213 (57.57%) CCNP
3 194 (52.43%) CCNA
4 187 (50.54%) Firewall
5 120 (32.43%) Windows
6 108 (29.19%) Juniper
7 106 (28.65%) WAN
8 95 (25.68%) MPLS
9 93 (25.14%) LAN
10 91 (24.59%) BGP
10 91 (24.59%) Wireless
11 85 (22.97%) ITIL
12 83 (22.43%) VPN
13 81 (21.89%) CCIE
14 78 (21.08%) Microsoft
15 76 (20.54%) Load Balancing
16 74 (20.00%) DNS
17 72 (19.46%) OSPF
18 71 (19.19%) Ethernet
19 70 (18.92%) F5
20 69 (18.65%) Data Centre
20 69 (18.65%) Windows Server
20 69 (18.65%) Active Directory
21 67 (18.11%) Network Security
22 61 (16.49%) Microsoft Certification
22 61 (16.49%) Network Management
22 61 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
23 60 (16.22%) VMware
24 58 (15.68%) Cisco ASA
25 53 (14.32%) IPsec

Cisco Certification
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 44 (11.89%) MS Exchange
2 33 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.08%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.81%) IIS
4 3 (0.81%) nginx
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (2.97%) Office 365
2 7 (1.89%) G Suite
3 4 (1.08%) SaaS
4 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 187 (50.54%) Firewall
2 106 (28.65%) WAN
3 95 (25.68%) MPLS
4 93 (25.14%) LAN
5 91 (24.59%) BGP
5 91 (24.59%) Wireless
6 83 (22.43%) VPN
7 74 (20.00%) DNS
8 72 (19.46%) OSPF
9 71 (19.19%) Ethernet
10 67 (18.11%) Network Security
11 58 (15.68%) Cisco ASA
12 53 (14.32%) IPsec
13 47 (12.70%) EIGRP
14 46 (12.43%) Cisco IOS
14 46 (12.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 46 (12.43%) SSL
15 42 (11.35%) DHCP
15 42 (11.35%) VoIP
16 38 (10.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.27%) Big Data
2 1 (0.27%) GIS
2 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (1.89%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
General
1 46 (12.43%) Telecoms
2 33 (8.92%) Finance
3 10 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.35%) Advertising
5 5 (1.35%) Retail
6 4 (1.08%) Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Legal
8 2 (0.54%) Games
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 188 (50.81%) Network Engineer
2 65 (17.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 55 (14.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 36 (9.73%) Senior Network Engineer
5 28 (7.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 26 (7.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 23 (6.22%) Analyst
8 22 (5.95%) Juniper Engineer
9 21 (5.68%) Architect
9 21 (5.68%) Support Engineer
10 20 (5.41%) Operations Engineer
11 17 (4.59%) IT Engineer
12 16 (4.32%) Trainee
13 15 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
13 15 (4.05%) Firewall Engineer
13 15 (4.05%) Security Engineer
14 14 (3.78%) Cisco Architect
14 14 (3.78%) Lead Network Engineer
14 14 (3.78%) Network Architect
14 14 (3.78%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.24%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.16%) CSS
3 1 (0.27%) .NET
3 1 (0.27%) Java EE
3 1 (0.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (18.65%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.30%) Driving Licence
3 24 (6.49%) Video Conferencing
4 18 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (2.70%) iPad
6 9 (2.43%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.62%) Life Science
8 5 (1.35%) FlexPod
8 5 (1.35%) Replication
9 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.81%) Clustering
10 3 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.54%) CCTV
11 2 (0.54%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.27%) CMDB
12 1 (0.27%) FMCG
12 1 (0.27%) IPTV
12 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 120 (32.43%) Windows
2 69 (18.65%) Windows Server
3 61 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (6.22%) Windows 7
6 22 (5.95%) Windows 10
7 21 (5.68%) Linux
8 17 (4.59%) Unix
9 16 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.89%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.89%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.81%) CentOS
11 3 (0.81%) Debian
12 1 (0.27%) AIX
12 1 (0.27%) Android
12 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (22.97%) ITIL
2 76 (20.54%) Load Balancing
3 61 (16.49%) Network Management
4 38 (10.27%) Network Design
5 33 (8.92%) Service Management
6 30 (8.11%) Mentoring
7 28 (7.57%) Kalman Filter
8 24 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
9 20 (5.41%) Configuration Management
9 20 (5.41%) ITSM
9 20 (5.41%) Risk Assessment
10 19 (5.14%) Change Management
10 19 (5.14%) Presales
10 19 (5.14%) Statistics
11 16 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (3.78%) Change Control
12 14 (3.78%) Data Protection
12 14 (3.78%) ITIL V3
13 11 (2.97%) Asset Management
14 10 (2.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.51%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.43%) SQL
3 8 (2.16%) C
3 8 (2.16%) Python
4 4 (1.08%) VB
5 2 (0.54%) C#
5 2 (0.54%) R
6 1 (0.27%) Java
6 1 (0.27%) Perl
6 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 213 (57.57%) CCNP
2 194 (52.43%) CCNA
3 81 (21.89%) CCIE
4 61 (16.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (12.43%) Degree
6 44 (11.89%) JNCIP
6 44 (11.89%) MCSE
7 37 (10.00%) MCSA
8 32 (8.65%) MCP
9 29 (7.84%) CCENT
10 27 (7.30%) A+ Certification
11 26 (7.03%) Security Cleared
12 21 (5.68%) SC Cleared
13 17 (4.59%) Network+ Certification
14 13 (3.51%) CISSP
15 12 (3.24%) MCITP
16 9 (2.43%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 8 (2.16%) CCDE
18 7 (1.89%) DBS Check
19 6 (1.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.46%) SLA
2 18 (4.86%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.32%) PMO
4 10 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.62%) GDPR
6 5 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 69 (18.65%) Active Directory
2 36 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (8.38%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.89%) vSphere
5 6 (1.62%) XenApp
6 3 (0.81%) KVM
6 3 (0.81%) Varnish
6 3 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (7.84%) FortiGate
2 19 (5.14%) Cacti
3 17 (4.59%) SCCM
4 13 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (3.51%) Cisco Prime
5 11 (2.97%) Nagios
5 11 (2.97%) Puppet
6 10 (2.70%) OpenNMS
7 9 (2.43%) RANCID
8 8 (2.16%) SolarWinds Orion
9 6 (1.62%) SCVMM
10 4 (1.08%) SCDPM
10 4 (1.08%) SCOM
11 3 (0.81%) cPanel
11 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.81%) Plesk
11 3 (0.81%) TrustSec
12 2 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 313 (84.59%) Cisco
2 108 (29.19%) Juniper
3 78 (21.08%) Microsoft
4 70 (18.92%) F5
5 60 (16.22%) VMware
6 39 (10.54%) Riverbed
7 38 (10.27%) CheckPoint
8 22 (5.95%) HP
9 20 (5.41%) Palo Alto
9 20 (5.41%) SolarWinds
10 17 (4.59%) Citrix
11 13 (3.51%) Ericsson
12 11 (2.97%) Blue Coat
13 9 (2.43%) Huawei
14 8 (2.16%) 3Com
14 8 (2.16%) BT
14 8 (2.16%) NetApp
15 7 (1.89%) Google
16 6 (1.62%) Fortinet
16 6 (1.62%) WatchGuard