Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
England > North West
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 168 139
Rank change year-on-year +61 -29 +5
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 286 242 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.82% 1.88% 2.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.15% 9.20% 10.67%
Number of salaries quoted 266 204 212
North West median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% - -3.61%
10th Percentile £29,750 £24,150 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,125 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%

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 2,353 2,631 2,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.21% 20.39% 22.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,818 1,981 2,086
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.23%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 +61 230 £60,000 +46.34% 41
Cheshire +28 34 £48,750 +50.00% 11
Merseyside +14 12 £49,625 +16.76% 2
Lancashire -5 7 £31,000 -11.43% 3
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, IT jobs citing Cisco Certification 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 Cisco Certification.

1 190 (66.43%) Cisco
2 126 (44.06%) CCNA
3 124 (43.36%) CCNP
4 118 (41.26%) Windows
5 100 (34.97%) Firewall
6 93 (32.52%) WAN
7 92 (32.17%) Microsoft
8 90 (31.47%) Active Directory
9 83 (29.02%) LAN
10 73 (25.52%) Linux
10 73 (25.52%) CISSP
10 73 (25.52%) Degree
10 73 (25.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 72 (25.17%) Information Security
12 70 (24.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 68 (23.78%) Data Centre
14 67 (23.43%) Microsoft Azure
14 67 (23.43%) SIEM
15 66 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
15 66 (23.08%) OWASP
16 64 (22.38%) Incident Management
17 63 (22.03%) Risk Management
18 61 (21.33%) MPLS
19 60 (20.98%) Penetration Testing
20 59 (20.63%) Security Management
21 56 (19.58%) Wireless
21 56 (19.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 56 (19.58%) Data Loss Prevention
22 54 (18.88%) BGP
23 52 (18.18%) VMware

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 24 (8.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.80%) Apache
2 8 (2.80%) IIS
2 8 (2.80%) Skype for Business
2 8 (2.80%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.80%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 67 (23.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.55%) Office 365
4 5 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.70%) SaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (34.97%) Firewall
2 93 (32.52%) WAN
3 83 (29.02%) LAN
4 61 (21.33%) MPLS
5 56 (19.58%) Wireless
6 54 (18.88%) BGP
7 40 (13.99%) DNS
8 36 (12.59%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (11.89%) Network Security
11 33 (11.54%) VoIP
12 29 (10.14%) TCP/IP
13 28 (9.79%) Cisco Firepower
14 26 (9.09%) DHCP
15 22 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
15 22 (7.69%) OSPF
16 21 (7.34%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (7.34%) VPN
17 18 (6.29%) SSL
17 18 (6.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.70%) Big Data
5 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.35%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Ant
General
1 23 (8.04%) Telecoms
2 18 (6.29%) Retail
3 13 (4.55%) Finance
4 5 (1.75%) Banking
5 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.70%) Electronics
6 2 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 78 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 56 (19.58%) Information Manager
2 56 (19.58%) Information Security Manager
2 56 (19.58%) Security Manager
3 30 (10.49%) Architect
4 26 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 26 (9.09%) Consultant
5 24 (8.39%) Senior Network Engineer
6 23 (8.04%) Analyst
7 22 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (7.69%) Security Consultant
7 22 (7.69%) Support Engineer
8 21 (7.34%) IP Architect
9 19 (6.64%) Cisco Consultant
10 18 (6.29%) Cisco Security Consultant
11 17 (5.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 15 (5.24%) Network Analyst
13 14 (4.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 12 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.05%) HTML
1 3 (1.05%) OAuth
1 3 (1.05%) REST
1 3 (1.05%) SAML
1 3 (1.05%) SOAP
2 1 (0.35%) .NET
2 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 68 (23.78%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.90%) Driving Licence
3 7 (2.45%) IVR
4 5 (1.75%) FlexPod
4 5 (1.75%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.40%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.05%) CESG
6 3 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.05%) PKI
6 3 (1.05%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.35%) Life Science
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.35%) NHS
8 1 (0.35%) PMI
8 1 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 118 (41.26%) Windows
2 73 (25.52%) Linux
3 29 (10.14%) Windows Server
4 23 (8.04%) Unix
5 16 (5.59%) Windows 10
6 15 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.80%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.75%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (1.75%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.70%) Debian
12 1 (0.35%) CentOS
12 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (25.17%) Information Security
2 67 (23.43%) SIEM
3 66 (23.08%) OWASP
4 64 (22.38%) Incident Management
5 63 (22.03%) Risk Management
6 60 (20.98%) Penetration Testing
7 59 (20.63%) Security Management
8 56 (19.58%) Data Loss Prevention
8 56 (19.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 35 (12.24%) ITIL
10 33 (11.54%) Change Management
11 23 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 22 (7.69%) Mentoring
13 15 (5.24%) Load Balancing
14 13 (4.55%) Presales
15 12 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (4.20%) Change Control
16 11 (3.85%) DNA
16 11 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
17 10 (3.50%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.15%) SQL
2 7 (2.45%) Python
3 6 (2.10%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.05%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.35%) C
5 1 (0.35%) C++
5 1 (0.35%) Java
5 1 (0.35%) Perl
5 1 (0.35%) PHP
5 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 126 (44.06%) CCNA
2 124 (43.36%) CCNP
3 73 (25.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 73 (25.52%) CISSP
3 73 (25.52%) Degree
4 50 (17.48%) CCIE
5 31 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (8.74%) MCSA
7 22 (7.69%) JNCIE
7 22 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (5.59%) MCP
9 15 (5.24%) CCSP
10 11 (3.85%) MCSE
11 10 (3.50%) SSCP
12 8 (2.80%) CCDP
13 7 (2.45%) GIAC
13 7 (2.45%) SANS
14 6 (2.10%) CISM
15 5 (1.75%) CEH
15 5 (1.75%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (24.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (6.29%) PMO
3 17 (5.94%) SLA
4 12 (4.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (2.45%) GDPR
7 3 (1.05%) ISO 31000
7 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 90 (31.47%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.45%) Snort
5 3 (1.05%) Firmware
6 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.70%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.70%) vSphere
6 2 (0.70%) XenApp
6 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.35%) pfSense
7 1 (0.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (6.29%) Stealthwatch
2 11 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (3.50%) FortiGate
4 7 (2.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (2.45%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (1.75%) Ansible
6 4 (1.40%) Nessus
7 3 (1.05%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.70%) Nagios
9 1 (0.35%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.35%) OpenView
9 1 (0.35%) SCCM
9 1 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 190 (66.43%) Cisco
2 92 (32.17%) Microsoft
3 52 (18.18%) VMware
4 36 (12.59%) Juniper
5 31 (10.84%) CheckPoint
6 28 (9.79%) Meraki
7 26 (9.09%) F5
8 21 (7.34%) Palo Alto
9 18 (6.29%) Fortinet
9 18 (6.29%) IronPort
9 18 (6.29%) SolarWinds
10 17 (5.94%) NetApp
11 8 (2.80%) Citrix
12 7 (2.45%) Mitel
12 7 (2.45%) Veeam
13 5 (1.75%) Apple
13 5 (1.75%) Dell
13 5 (1.75%) Google
14 4 (1.40%) HP
14 4 (1.40%) Salesforce.com