Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
England > North West
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 139 111
Rank change year-on-year +19 -28 +40
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 280 291 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.66% 2.39% 2.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.06% 11.44% 12.83%
Number of salaries quoted 212 258 323
North West median annual salary £48,750 £42,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.04% +0.59% +11.84%
10th Percentile £31,250 £19,850 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £60,200
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2,322 2,544 2,916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.07% 20.86% 22.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,514 1,898 2,215
North West median annual salary £43,000 £43,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.58% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £66,619 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +17 176 £50,000 +25.00% 37
Cheshire +10 49 £48,750 +10.80% 10
Lancashire -3 35 £36,633 +4.67% 2
Merseyside -29 13 £42,500 -22.73% 1
Cumbria +3 6 £32,500 -23.53% 2
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 224 (80.00%) Cisco
2 171 (61.07%) CCNA
3 148 (52.86%) CCNP
4 114 (40.71%) Firewall
5 86 (30.71%) WAN
6 84 (30.00%) VMware
7 83 (29.64%) LAN
8 76 (27.14%) Microsoft
9 66 (23.57%) Windows
10 63 (22.50%) DNS
11 62 (22.14%) ITIL
12 60 (21.43%) Change Management
13 58 (20.71%) Juniper
14 56 (20.00%) Active Directory
15 54 (19.29%) DHCP
16 52 (18.57%) Network Security
16 52 (18.57%) Data Centre
17 51 (18.21%) Linux
18 50 (17.86%) Wireless
19 49 (17.50%) VoIP
19 49 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
20 47 (16.79%) VMware Infrastructure
21 46 (16.43%) BGP
22 44 (15.71%) Network Design
23 43 (15.36%) MPLS
23 43 (15.36%) Broadband
23 43 (15.36%) Windows Server
24 41 (14.64%) VPN
24 41 (14.64%) Microsoft Certification
24 41 (14.64%) Migration

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 28 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (10.71%) Office 365
4 12 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (3.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.50%) SaaS
7 4 (1.43%) IaaS
8 3 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.07%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (40.71%) Firewall
2 86 (30.71%) WAN
3 83 (29.64%) LAN
4 63 (22.50%) DNS
5 54 (19.29%) DHCP
6 52 (18.57%) Network Security
7 50 (17.86%) Wireless
8 49 (17.50%) VoIP
9 46 (16.43%) BGP
10 43 (15.36%) Broadband
10 43 (15.36%) MPLS
11 41 (14.64%) VPN
12 39 (13.93%) OSPF
13 33 (11.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 33 (11.79%) TCP/IP
14 24 (8.57%) Internet
14 24 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (7.50%) iSCSI
16 20 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
16 20 (7.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.43%) Big Data
4 2 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.71%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.71%) MS Access
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.71%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (7.50%) Finance
1 21 (7.50%) Retail
1 21 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 18 (6.43%) Public Sector
3 8 (2.86%) Banking
4 7 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.43%) Electronics
5 4 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) French Language
6 1 (0.36%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 118 (42.14%) Network Engineer
2 37 (13.21%) IP Engineer
3 30 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
4 26 (9.29%) Consultant
5 25 (8.93%) Senior Network Engineer
6 24 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 24 (8.57%) Support Engineer
7 21 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (6.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (6.79%) Network Support
8 19 (6.79%) Network Support Engineer
9 18 (6.43%) IT Engineer
9 18 (6.43%) IT Support
10 16 (5.71%) Architect
10 16 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (5.71%) IP Network Engineer
11 15 (5.36%) NOC Engineer
12 14 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (4.64%) Network Operations Engineer
13 13 (4.64%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.64%) Flash
2 12 (4.29%) Web Services
3 10 (3.57%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.71%) OAuth
4 2 (0.71%) OpenID
4 2 (0.71%) REST
4 2 (0.71%) SAML
4 2 (0.71%) SOAP
5 1 (0.36%) .NET
5 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.36%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (18.57%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.79%) Public Cloud
4 16 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.64%) Replication
6 12 (4.29%) FlexPod
6 12 (4.29%) IPTV
7 10 (3.57%) PKI
8 9 (3.21%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.71%) CESG
12 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.71%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.71%) Smart Energy
12 2 (0.71%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.71%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.36%) Clustering
13 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 66 (23.57%) Windows
2 51 (18.21%) Linux
3 43 (15.36%) Windows Server
4 29 (10.36%) Unix
5 15 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.29%) Data ONTAP
7 9 (3.21%) CentOS
8 8 (2.86%) Debian
8 8 (2.86%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.43%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.71%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (22.14%) ITIL
2 60 (21.43%) Change Management
3 44 (15.71%) Network Design
4 41 (14.64%) Migration
5 31 (11.07%) Information Security
6 29 (10.36%) Presales
7 28 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 27 (9.64%) Project Management
9 26 (9.29%) Problem Management
10 25 (8.93%) Mentoring
11 23 (8.21%) Network Monitoring
12 21 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
13 20 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 20 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (6.43%) Collaborative Working
14 18 (6.43%) Kalman Filter
15 17 (6.07%) Change Control
15 17 (6.07%) Information Security Management
15 17 (6.07%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.14%) Python
2 17 (6.07%) C
3 8 (2.86%) SQL
4 2 (0.71%) Perl
4 2 (0.71%) PHP
5 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.36%) C++
5 1 (0.36%) Java
5 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 171 (61.07%) CCNA
2 148 (52.86%) CCNP
3 41 (14.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (12.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 32 (11.43%) MCSA
6 28 (10.00%) CCIE
7 24 (8.57%) CISSP
8 23 (8.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 22 (7.86%) JNCIA
9 22 (7.86%) JNCIP
10 19 (6.79%) MCSE
11 18 (6.43%) SSCP
12 17 (6.07%) MCP
13 15 (5.36%) CCDP
13 15 (5.36%) CEH
14 13 (4.64%) Degree
15 11 (3.93%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 10 (3.57%) Security Cleared
17 8 (2.86%) CISM
17 8 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (4.64%) GDPR
2 13 (4.64%) PMO
3 9 (3.21%) SLA
4 8 (2.86%) ISO 22301
4 8 (2.86%) ISO 9001
4 8 (2.86%) NCSC
5 7 (2.50%) NIST
5 7 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (2.14%) COBIT
7 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.36%) BS7799
9 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.36%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 47 (16.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.64%) VMware NSX
5 12 (4.29%) NFS
6 10 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.79%) vSphere
9 4 (1.43%) Docker
10 3 (1.07%) XenApp
11 2 (0.71%) Firmware
11 2 (0.71%) Snort
11 2 (0.71%) vCloud
11 2 (0.71%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (6.07%) Cisco CUCM
1 17 (6.07%) FortiGate
2 15 (5.36%) Nagios
3 13 (4.64%) Cacti
4 11 (3.93%) SolarWinds Orion
5 10 (3.57%) SCCM
6 9 (3.21%) Ansible
7 7 (2.50%) WSUS
8 4 (1.43%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.43%) Stealthwatch
9 3 (1.07%) CASB
9 3 (1.07%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.71%) Nessus
10 2 (0.71%) Nmap
10 2 (0.71%) OpenVAS
10 2 (0.71%) QRadar
10 2 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.36%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 224 (80.00%) Cisco
2 84 (30.00%) VMware
3 76 (27.14%) Microsoft
4 58 (20.71%) Juniper
5 30 (10.71%) HP
6 25 (8.93%) BT
6 25 (8.93%) Meraki
7 23 (8.21%) Redback
8 22 (7.86%) NetApp
9 19 (6.79%) Veeam
10 18 (6.43%) SolarWinds
11 16 (5.71%) Ericsson
11 16 (5.71%) Huawei
12 15 (5.36%) Fortinet
13 13 (4.64%) F5
14 12 (4.29%) Sonus
15 11 (3.93%) Palo Alto
15 11 (3.93%) Symantec
16 10 (3.57%) Dell
16 10 (3.57%) Google