Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 134 138
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 +23
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 293 298 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.31% 2.43% 2.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.47% 10.81% 8.42%
Number of salaries quoted 261 225 227
North West median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £19,250 £29,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%

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 2,555 2,757 3,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.15% 22.52% 26.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,949 2,133 2,480
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,800 £21,975
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,763
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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 -25 154 £40,000 +5.26% 28
Cheshire +7 95 £32,500 -16.67% 16
Lancashire +14 29 £30,000 -26.83% 6
Merseyside +16 11 £31,500 -30.00% 10
Cumbria - 2 £20,500 - 2
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 247 (84.30%) Cisco
2 173 (59.04%) CCNA
3 142 (48.46%) Firewall
4 139 (47.44%) CCNP
5 107 (36.52%) Windows
6 91 (31.06%) WAN
7 86 (29.35%) VPN
8 82 (27.99%) LAN
9 76 (25.94%) BGP
10 75 (25.60%) MPLS
11 69 (23.55%) VMware
12 67 (22.87%) ITIL
13 66 (22.53%) Active Directory
14 63 (21.50%) Microsoft
14 63 (21.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 61 (20.82%) Juniper
15 61 (20.82%) Wireless
16 60 (20.48%) Data Centre
17 56 (19.11%) OSPF
18 55 (18.77%) Cisco ASA
19 54 (18.43%) Network Security
20 53 (18.09%) DNS
21 50 (17.06%) Ethernet
21 50 (17.06%) VoIP
22 46 (15.70%) IPsec
23 45 (15.36%) Windows Server 2012
24 44 (15.02%) F5
24 44 (15.02%) MCSA
25 42 (14.33%) MCSE
25 42 (14.33%) EIGRP

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 36 (12.29%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.71%) IIS
5 4 (1.37%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.34%) Apache
7 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.22%) Office 365
2 18 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.05%) G Suite
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (48.46%) Firewall
2 91 (31.06%) WAN
3 86 (29.35%) VPN
4 82 (27.99%) LAN
5 76 (25.94%) BGP
6 75 (25.60%) MPLS
7 61 (20.82%) Wireless
8 56 (19.11%) OSPF
9 55 (18.77%) Cisco ASA
10 54 (18.43%) Network Security
11 53 (18.09%) DNS
12 50 (17.06%) Ethernet
12 50 (17.06%) VoIP
13 46 (15.70%) IPsec
14 42 (14.33%) EIGRP
15 39 (13.31%) DHCP
16 29 (9.90%) Cisco IOS
17 28 (9.56%) SSL
17 28 (9.56%) TCP/IP
18 26 (8.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.34%) DTS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.73%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.71%) Metasploit
General
1 42 (14.33%) Telecoms
2 23 (7.85%) Finance
3 10 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.05%) Retail
5 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.37%) Games
6 3 (1.02%) Legal
7 2 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 98 (33.45%) Network Engineer
2 44 (15.02%) Cisco Engineer
3 39 (13.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 32 (10.92%) Analyst
5 27 (9.22%) Senior Network Engineer
6 26 (8.87%) Support Engineer
7 25 (8.53%) Support Analyst
8 22 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (5.80%) Architect
10 16 (5.46%) Network Specialist
10 16 (5.46%) Trainee
11 15 (5.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (4.10%) Administrator
13 11 (3.75%) IT Engineer
13 11 (3.75%) Juniper Engineer
13 11 (3.75%) Security Engineer
14 10 (3.41%) Cisco Architect
14 10 (3.41%) IT Analyst
14 10 (3.41%) IT Support
14 10 (3.41%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.12%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.39%) OAuth
2 7 (2.39%) OpenID
2 7 (2.39%) REST
2 7 (2.39%) SAML
2 7 (2.39%) SOAP
2 7 (2.39%) Web Services
3 6 (2.05%) .NET
4 4 (1.37%) CSS
5 1 (0.34%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 60 (20.48%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.14%) Driving Licence
3 17 (5.80%) PKI
4 14 (4.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 14 (4.78%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (4.10%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.73%) Replication
7 7 (2.39%) CESG
8 6 (2.05%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.71%) Clustering
9 5 (1.71%) Life Science
10 4 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.37%) FlexPod
10 4 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.68%) iPad
12 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.34%) FMCG
12 1 (0.34%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 107 (36.52%) Windows
2 45 (15.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 40 (13.65%) Windows Server
4 29 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (7.17%) Linux
6 16 (5.46%) Unix
7 15 (5.12%) Windows 7
8 10 (3.41%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.05%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.05%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.34%) CentOS
10 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.87%) ITIL
2 39 (13.31%) Load Balancing
3 27 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (7.85%) Service Management
5 22 (7.51%) Kalman Filter
6 21 (7.17%) Network Management
7 20 (6.83%) Network Design
8 18 (6.14%) Change Management
8 18 (6.14%) Configuration Management
9 16 (5.46%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (4.44%) ITSM
10 13 (4.44%) Mentoring
11 12 (4.10%) Change Control
11 12 (4.10%) Presales
11 12 (4.10%) Proactive Monitoring
11 12 (4.10%) Release Management
12 11 (3.75%) High Availability
12 11 (3.75%) ITIL V3
13 10 (3.41%) Coaching
13 10 (3.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.29%) SQL
2 11 (3.75%) Python
3 10 (3.41%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.07%) Perl
5 8 (2.73%) PHP
6 7 (2.39%) C
6 7 (2.39%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.05%) C#
8 2 (0.68%) R
9 1 (0.34%) Java
Qualifications
1 173 (59.04%) CCNA
2 139 (47.44%) CCNP
3 63 (21.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (15.02%) MCSA
5 42 (14.33%) MCSE
6 40 (13.65%) CCIE
6 40 (13.65%) Degree
7 33 (11.26%) CCENT
8 32 (10.92%) A+ Certification
9 25 (8.53%) MCP
10 23 (7.85%) JNCIP
11 21 (7.17%) CCDP
11 21 (7.17%) MCITP
12 16 (5.46%) Network+ Certification
12 16 (5.46%) Security Cleared
13 15 (5.12%) CISSP
14 10 (3.41%) CISM
14 10 (3.41%) SC Cleared
15 9 (3.07%) CEH
16 8 (2.73%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.85%) PCI DSS
2 20 (6.83%) SLA
3 11 (3.75%) PMO
4 10 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.02%) GDPR
5 3 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 66 (22.53%) Active Directory
2 35 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (9.56%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.10%) Firmware
5 5 (1.71%) vSphere
6 4 (1.37%) Snort
7 3 (1.02%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.34%) OpenSIPS
8 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (6.48%) SCCM
2 17 (5.80%) Cacti
3 10 (3.41%) FortiGate
4 9 (3.07%) Nagios
4 9 (3.07%) OpenNMS
4 9 (3.07%) Puppet
4 9 (3.07%) RANCID
5 5 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.37%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 2 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.34%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 247 (84.30%) Cisco
2 69 (23.55%) VMware
3 63 (21.50%) Microsoft
4 61 (20.82%) Juniper
5 44 (15.02%) F5
6 20 (6.83%) CheckPoint
7 17 (5.80%) Ericsson
8 16 (5.46%) Palo Alto
9 15 (5.12%) Riverbed
10 11 (3.75%) Huawei
10 11 (3.75%) IronPort
11 10 (3.41%) SolarWinds
12 9 (3.07%) HP
13 7 (2.39%) Polycom
13 7 (2.39%) Siemens
14 6 (2.05%) Brocade
14 6 (2.05%) Capita
14 6 (2.05%) Foundry
14 6 (2.05%) Google
14 6 (2.05%) Redback