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

Cisco Certification
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 109 144
Rank change year-on-year -11 +35 +14
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 314 360 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.67% 2.81% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.52% 12.76% 9.26%
Number of salaries quoted 282 315 223
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +6.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £23,300 £21,100 £25,950
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £54,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 2,507 2,822 2,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.31% 22.06% 23.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,910 2,146 2,263
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,432 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 October 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 October 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 +30 209 £45,000 +5.88% 36
Cheshire -40 63 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Merseyside +17 26 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Lancashire -10 13 £31,000 -14.48% 10
Cumbria +1 1 £42,500 +40.50%
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 213 (67.83%) Cisco
2 183 (58.28%) CCNA
3 141 (44.90%) CCNP
4 122 (38.85%) Windows
5 116 (36.94%) Firewall
6 114 (36.31%) Incident Management
7 100 (31.85%) Microsoft
7 100 (31.85%) WAN
8 92 (29.30%) Active Directory
9 89 (28.34%) LAN
9 89 (28.34%) Linux
10 87 (27.71%) Degree
11 84 (26.75%) CISSP
12 83 (26.43%) Information Security
12 83 (26.43%) SIEM
13 78 (24.84%) Penetration Testing
14 76 (24.20%) ITIL
15 71 (22.61%) Security Management
16 70 (22.29%) Microsoft Azure
17 66 (21.02%) Fortinet
18 65 (20.70%) Amazon AWS
19 62 (19.75%) Juniper
20 61 (19.43%) MPLS
20 61 (19.43%) Risk Management
20 61 (19.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
21 60 (19.11%) Data Loss Prevention
21 60 (19.11%) OWASP
21 60 (19.11%) Wireless
21 60 (19.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 60 (19.11%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 18 (5.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.18%) Apache Pig
3 9 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.55%) IIS
5 6 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 70 (22.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (20.70%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (5.73%) Office 365
4 6 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.64%) IaaS
5 2 (0.64%) PaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (36.94%) Firewall
2 100 (31.85%) WAN
3 89 (28.34%) LAN
4 61 (19.43%) MPLS
5 60 (19.11%) Wireless
6 58 (18.47%) BGP
7 56 (17.83%) Cisco ASA
8 49 (15.61%) Network Security
9 48 (15.29%) VPN
10 41 (13.06%) OSPF
11 40 (12.74%) TCP/IP
12 39 (12.42%) DNS
13 36 (11.46%) VoIP
14 30 (9.55%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (8.28%) Cisco IOS
15 26 (8.28%) WLAN
16 25 (7.96%) Cisco ISE
16 25 (7.96%) SSL
17 23 (7.32%) SAN
18 20 (6.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.50%) MySQL
3 10 (3.18%) Apache Hive
3 10 (3.18%) Big Data
3 10 (3.18%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (3.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (3.18%) Bitbucket
1 10 (3.18%) CodeSonar
1 10 (3.18%) Git (software)
1 10 (3.18%) git-flow
1 10 (3.18%) JIRA
1 10 (3.18%) Robot Framework
1 10 (3.18%) Selenium
General
1 56 (17.83%) Telecoms
2 10 (3.18%) Finance
2 10 (3.18%) Retail
3 3 (0.96%) Advertising
4 2 (0.64%) Law
4 2 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.32%) Games
5 1 (0.32%) Local Government
5 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 100 (31.85%) Network Engineer
2 64 (20.38%) Security Manager
3 60 (19.11%) Information Manager
3 60 (19.11%) Information Security Manager
4 48 (15.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 36 (11.46%) Analyst
6 34 (10.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 32 (10.19%) Architect
8 30 (9.55%) Senior Network Engineer
9 27 (8.60%) Service Analyst
9 27 (8.60%) Service Desk Analyst
10 26 (8.28%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 23 (7.32%) Consultant
11 23 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (6.37%) Cisco Consultant
12 20 (6.37%) Cisco Security Consultant
12 20 (6.37%) Security Architect
12 20 (6.37%) Security Consultant
12 20 (6.37%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.50%) .NET
2 10 (3.18%) .NET Framework
2 10 (3.18%) ASP.NET
2 10 (3.18%) Django
2 10 (3.18%) Java EE
2 10 (3.18%) LAMP
2 10 (3.18%) Node.js
2 10 (3.18%) RabbitMQ
2 10 (3.18%) REST
2 10 (3.18%) SOAP
2 10 (3.18%) Spring MVC
2 10 (3.18%) STL
3 1 (0.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.88%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.14%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.23%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.59%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.32%) CESG
7 1 (0.32%) Life Science
7 1 (0.32%) PKI
7 1 (0.32%) PMI
7 1 (0.32%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.32%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.32%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.32%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 122 (38.85%) Windows
2 89 (28.34%) Linux
3 36 (11.46%) Windows Server
4 18 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.50%) Android
7 10 (3.18%) Apple iOS
7 10 (3.18%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.59%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.96%) Unix
9 3 (0.96%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.32%) AIX
10 1 (0.32%) CentOS
10 1 (0.32%) Debian
10 1 (0.32%) Fedora
10 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (36.31%) Incident Management
2 83 (26.43%) Information Security
2 83 (26.43%) SIEM
3 78 (24.84%) Penetration Testing
4 76 (24.20%) ITIL
5 71 (22.61%) Security Management
6 61 (19.43%) Risk Management
7 60 (19.11%) Data Loss Prevention
7 60 (19.11%) OWASP
7 60 (19.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 38 (12.10%) Change Management
8 38 (12.10%) Problem Management
9 31 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 31 (9.87%) Service Management
10 27 (8.60%) Load Balancing
11 26 (8.28%) Knowledge Management
11 26 (8.28%) Statistics
12 24 (7.64%) Presales
13 21 (6.69%) Vulnerability Management
14 19 (6.05%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.78%) Python
2 13 (4.14%) C
3 12 (3.82%) C#
3 12 (3.82%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.50%) Java
4 11 (3.50%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.50%) PHP
5 10 (3.18%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.18%) C++
5 10 (3.18%) Objective-C
6 8 (2.55%) SQL
7 4 (1.27%) Perl
8 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 183 (58.28%) CCNA
2 141 (44.90%) CCNP
3 87 (27.71%) Degree
4 84 (26.75%) CISSP
5 61 (19.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 36 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (11.46%) Network+ Certification
7 32 (10.19%) MCSE
8 29 (9.24%) CCDP
9 20 (6.37%) Security Cleared
10 16 (5.10%) CCIE
11 10 (3.18%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (3.18%) DV Cleared
11 10 (3.18%) GIAC
11 10 (3.18%) Linux+ Certification
11 10 (3.18%) MCP
11 10 (3.18%) SANS
11 10 (3.18%) SSCP
12 8 (2.55%) MCSA
13 7 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (19.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (7.96%) SLA
3 13 (4.14%) PMO
4 2 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 92 (29.30%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.41%) vSphere
4 10 (3.18%) Docker
4 10 (3.18%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.55%) XenApp
5 8 (2.55%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.23%) Firmware
7 6 (1.91%) pfSense
8 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.32%) vCloud
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (5.10%) FortiGate
2 15 (4.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (4.46%) Stealthwatch
4 12 (3.82%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (3.18%) Puppet
5 10 (3.18%) Salt
6 7 (2.23%) Nessus
6 7 (2.23%) TrustSec
7 6 (1.91%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.27%) SCCM
9 3 (0.96%) Nagios
10 1 (0.32%) Cacti
10 1 (0.32%) CASB
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.32%) OpenView
10 1 (0.32%) QRadar
10 1 (0.32%) RANCID
10 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 213 (67.83%) Cisco
2 100 (31.85%) Microsoft
3 66 (21.02%) Fortinet
4 62 (19.75%) Juniper
5 42 (13.38%) CheckPoint
5 42 (13.38%) VMware
6 27 (8.60%) Huawei
7 26 (8.28%) Meraki
8 25 (7.96%) Palo Alto
9 24 (7.64%) Citrix
10 19 (6.05%) F5
11 17 (5.41%) Forcepoint
11 17 (5.41%) SolarWinds
12 14 (4.46%) IronPort
13 13 (4.14%) NetApp
13 13 (4.14%) Tufin
14 6 (1.91%) Riverbed
15 5 (1.59%) HP
15 5 (1.59%) Mitel
16 4 (1.27%) Sophos