Period
to 19 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 129 130
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 +39
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 291 305 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.29% 2.47% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.42% 10.97% 8.42%
Number of salaries quoted 256 228 228
North West median annual salary £39,000 £39,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.89% -6.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £19,250 £29,700 £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 2,549 2,781 3,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.05% 22.55% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,937 2,143 2,492
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% -1.88%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
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 19 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 19 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 -22 153 £40,000 +5.26% 38
Cheshire +7 94 £32,500 -16.67% 24
Lancashire +10 28 £30,000 -26.83% 11
Merseyside +15 12 £31,500 -35.38% 17
Cumbria - 2 £20,500 - 2
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 244 (83.85%) Cisco
2 172 (59.11%) CCNA
3 144 (49.48%) Firewall
4 136 (46.74%) CCNP
5 106 (36.43%) Windows
6 88 (30.24%) WAN
7 87 (29.90%) VPN
8 82 (28.18%) LAN
9 74 (25.43%) MPLS
9 74 (25.43%) BGP
10 68 (23.37%) ITIL
11 66 (22.68%) VMware
12 65 (22.34%) Active Directory
12 65 (22.34%) Microsoft
13 63 (21.65%) Microsoft Certification
14 60 (20.62%) Wireless
15 59 (20.27%) Juniper
15 59 (20.27%) Data Centre
16 56 (19.24%) Cisco ASA
17 55 (18.90%) Network Security
17 55 (18.90%) OSPF
18 52 (17.87%) DNS
19 50 (17.18%) VoIP
20 49 (16.84%) Ethernet
21 46 (15.81%) IPsec
22 45 (15.46%) MCSA
23 44 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
24 42 (14.43%) F5
24 42 (14.43%) MCSE
25 41 (14.09%) 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 37 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.72%) IIS
5 4 (1.37%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.03%) 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 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.06%) 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 28 (9.62%) Office 365
2 18 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.72%) G Suite
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 144 (49.48%) Firewall
2 88 (30.24%) WAN
3 87 (29.90%) VPN
4 82 (28.18%) LAN
5 74 (25.43%) BGP
5 74 (25.43%) MPLS
6 60 (20.62%) Wireless
7 56 (19.24%) Cisco ASA
8 55 (18.90%) Network Security
8 55 (18.90%) OSPF
9 52 (17.87%) DNS
10 50 (17.18%) VoIP
11 49 (16.84%) Ethernet
12 46 (15.81%) IPsec
13 41 (14.09%) EIGRP
14 38 (13.06%) DHCP
15 30 (10.31%) Cisco IOS
16 28 (9.62%) SSL
16 28 (9.62%) TCP/IP
17 26 (8.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.72%) 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 (2.75%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.72%) Metasploit
General
1 40 (13.75%) Telecoms
2 24 (8.25%) Finance
3 10 (3.44%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.41%) Retail
5 5 (1.72%) Games
6 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.69%) Legal
7 2 (0.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 98 (33.68%) Network Engineer
2 41 (14.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 36 (12.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 33 (11.34%) Analyst
5 26 (8.93%) Senior Network Engineer
5 26 (8.93%) Support Engineer
6 25 (8.59%) Support Analyst
7 21 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (5.50%) Architect
8 16 (5.50%) Trainee
9 15 (5.15%) Network Specialist
10 14 (4.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 13 (4.47%) Security Engineer
12 12 (4.12%) Administrator
13 11 (3.78%) Network Security Engineer
14 10 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
14 10 (3.44%) IT Analyst
14 10 (3.44%) IT Support
14 10 (3.44%) IT Support Analyst
14 10 (3.44%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.50%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.41%) OAuth
2 7 (2.41%) OpenID
2 7 (2.41%) REST
2 7 (2.41%) SAML
2 7 (2.41%) SOAP
2 7 (2.41%) Web Services
3 6 (2.06%) .NET
4 4 (1.37%) CSS
5 1 (0.34%) FreeSWITCH
5 1 (0.34%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (20.27%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.84%) PKI
3 16 (5.50%) Driving Licence
4 15 (5.15%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (4.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (4.12%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.75%) Replication
8 7 (2.41%) CESG
9 6 (2.06%) Clustering
9 6 (2.06%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.72%) Life Science
11 4 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.37%) FlexPod
11 4 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.34%) iPad
12 1 (0.34%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 106 (36.43%) Windows
2 44 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 40 (13.75%) Windows Server
4 27 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (7.22%) Linux
6 16 (5.50%) Unix
7 15 (5.15%) Windows 7
8 10 (3.44%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.72%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.34%) CentOS
11 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.37%) ITIL
2 37 (12.71%) Load Balancing
3 27 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (7.56%) Kalman Filter
4 22 (7.56%) Service Management
5 20 (6.87%) Network Design
5 20 (6.87%) Network Management
6 18 (6.19%) Change Management
6 18 (6.19%) Configuration Management
7 17 (5.84%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (4.81%) Mentoring
9 13 (4.47%) ITSM
9 13 (4.47%) Presales
10 12 (4.12%) High Availability
10 12 (4.12%) Proactive Monitoring
10 12 (4.12%) Release Management
11 11 (3.78%) Change Control
11 11 (3.78%) ITIL V3
12 10 (3.44%) Coaching
13 9 (3.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.37%) SQL
2 11 (3.78%) Python
3 9 (3.09%) Perl
3 9 (3.09%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.75%) PHP
5 7 (2.41%) C
5 7 (2.41%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.06%) C#
7 2 (0.69%) R
8 1 (0.34%) Java
Qualifications
1 172 (59.11%) CCNA
2 136 (46.74%) CCNP
3 63 (21.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (15.46%) MCSA
5 42 (14.43%) MCSE
6 40 (13.75%) Degree
7 37 (12.71%) CCIE
8 33 (11.34%) CCENT
9 31 (10.65%) A+ Certification
10 24 (8.25%) MCP
11 23 (7.90%) CCDP
11 23 (7.90%) JNCIP
12 21 (7.22%) MCITP
13 16 (5.50%) Network+ Certification
14 15 (5.15%) Security Cleared
15 14 (4.81%) CISSP
16 10 (3.44%) SC Cleared
17 9 (3.09%) CEH
17 9 (3.09%) CISM
18 8 (2.75%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.56%) PCI DSS
2 20 (6.87%) SLA
3 10 (3.44%) PMO
4 8 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.03%) QA
6 2 (0.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 65 (22.34%) Active Directory
2 33 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (9.28%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.12%) Firmware
5 5 (1.72%) vSphere
6 4 (1.37%) Snort
7 3 (1.03%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.34%) OpenSIPS
8 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (6.53%) SCCM
2 17 (5.84%) Cacti
3 10 (3.44%) FortiGate
4 9 (3.09%) Nagios
4 9 (3.09%) OpenNMS
4 9 (3.09%) Puppet
4 9 (3.09%) RANCID
5 5 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.37%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 3 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.34%) Nessus
9 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.34%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 244 (83.85%) Cisco
2 66 (22.68%) VMware
3 65 (22.34%) Microsoft
4 59 (20.27%) Juniper
5 42 (14.43%) F5
6 19 (6.53%) CheckPoint
7 17 (5.84%) Ericsson
8 16 (5.50%) Palo Alto
9 13 (4.47%) Riverbed
10 11 (3.78%) Huawei
10 11 (3.78%) IronPort
11 10 (3.44%) HP
12 9 (3.09%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.41%) Polycom
13 7 (2.41%) Siemens
14 6 (2.06%) Brocade
14 6 (2.06%) Capita
14 6 (2.06%) Foundry
14 6 (2.06%) Redback
15 5 (1.72%) Google