Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 154 149
Rank change year-on-year +31 -5 +38
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 336 261 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.54% 2.09% 2.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.89% 9.29% 8.29%
Number of salaries quoted 297 209 230
North West median annual salary £39,000 £38,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.63% -6.75% +5.84%
10th Percentile £19,650 £28,450 £22,000
90th Percentile £59,250 £55,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%

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 2826 2808 3305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.39% 22.51% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2162 2235 2533
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -28 154 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Cheshire +38 126 £33,750 -16.67% 5
Lancashire +15 25 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Merseyside +15 24 £37,500 -6.25%
Cumbria +7 2 £20,500 -36.92%
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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.

1 289 (86.01%) Cisco
2 185 (55.06%) CCNA
3 178 (52.98%) CCNP
4 169 (50.30%) Firewall
5 126 (37.50%) Windows
6 100 (29.76%) WAN
7 90 (26.79%) LAN
7 90 (26.79%) BGP
8 89 (26.49%) VPN
9 84 (25.00%) Wireless
10 82 (24.40%) MPLS
11 80 (23.81%) ITIL
12 79 (23.51%) Juniper
13 76 (22.62%) VMware
14 72 (21.43%) Microsoft
15 70 (20.83%) Network Security
16 69 (20.54%) Active Directory
16 69 (20.54%) Microsoft Certification
17 68 (20.24%) CCIE
17 68 (20.24%) Cisco ASA
18 66 (19.64%) Load Balancing
18 66 (19.64%) F5
19 65 (19.35%) Data Centre
20 64 (19.05%) OSPF
21 63 (18.75%) DNS
22 62 (18.45%) IPsec
23 59 (17.56%) Ethernet
24 58 (17.26%) Windows Server
25 57 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
26 52 (15.48%) 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 42 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.49%) IIS
3 5 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.89%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.30%) nginx
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.44%) Office 365
2 21 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.08%) G Suite
4 4 (1.19%) SaaS
5 3 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 169 (50.30%) Firewall
2 100 (29.76%) WAN
3 90 (26.79%) BGP
3 90 (26.79%) LAN
4 89 (26.49%) VPN
5 84 (25.00%) Wireless
6 82 (24.40%) MPLS
7 70 (20.83%) Network Security
8 68 (20.24%) Cisco ASA
9 64 (19.05%) OSPF
10 63 (18.75%) DNS
11 62 (18.45%) IPsec
12 59 (17.56%) Ethernet
13 52 (15.48%) EIGRP
14 45 (13.39%) Cisco IOS
14 45 (13.39%) SSL
15 42 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 42 (12.50%) DHCP
16 39 (11.61%) TCP/IP
17 37 (11.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (2.08%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 40 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 35 (10.42%) Finance
3 8 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.08%) Retail
5 3 (0.89%) Advertising
5 3 (0.89%) Banking
5 3 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.30%) Games
6 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.30%) Marketing
6 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 146 (43.45%) Network Engineer
2 60 (17.86%) Cisco Engineer
3 53 (15.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 33 (9.82%) Senior Network Engineer
5 31 (9.23%) Analyst
6 28 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 24 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 22 (6.55%) Architect
9 21 (6.25%) Support Analyst
10 19 (5.65%) IT Engineer
11 16 (4.76%) Juniper Engineer
11 16 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
11 16 (4.76%) Security Engineer
11 16 (4.76%) Trainee
12 15 (4.46%) Lead Network Engineer
13 14 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
13 14 (4.17%) Network Specialist
14 12 (3.57%) Administrator
14 12 (3.57%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.68%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.38%) CSS
3 7 (2.08%) OAuth
3 7 (2.08%) OpenID
3 7 (2.08%) REST
3 7 (2.08%) SAML
3 7 (2.08%) SOAP
3 7 (2.08%) Web Services
4 3 (0.89%) .NET
5 1 (0.30%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 65 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.04%) Driving Licence
3 23 (6.85%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (3.27%) PKI
6 8 (2.38%) iPad
7 7 (2.08%) CESG
7 7 (2.08%) Clustering
8 6 (1.79%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.49%) FlexPod
9 5 (1.49%) Life Science
9 5 (1.49%) Replication
10 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.60%) CCTV
11 2 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.30%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 126 (37.50%) Windows
2 58 (17.26%) Windows Server
3 57 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (7.74%) Linux
6 19 (5.65%) Unix
7 18 (5.36%) Windows 7
8 15 (4.46%) Windows 10
9 11 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.79%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.79%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.30%) CentOS
11 1 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (23.81%) ITIL
2 66 (19.64%) Load Balancing
3 43 (12.80%) Network Management
4 30 (8.93%) Service Management
5 28 (8.33%) Network Design
6 25 (7.44%) Kalman Filter
7 24 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 22 (6.55%) Root Cause Analysis
9 21 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (5.95%) ITSM
11 16 (4.76%) Change Management
11 16 (4.76%) ITIL V3
12 14 (4.17%) Configuration Management
12 14 (4.17%) High Availability
13 13 (3.87%) Risk Assessment
13 13 (3.87%) Statistics
14 12 (3.57%) Presales
14 12 (3.57%) Service Delivery
15 11 (3.27%) Open Source
15 11 (3.27%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.55%) SQL
2 10 (2.98%) C
2 10 (2.98%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.08%) Python
4 3 (0.89%) C#
4 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 185 (55.06%) CCNA
2 178 (52.98%) CCNP
3 69 (20.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 68 (20.24%) CCIE
5 48 (14.29%) MCSE
6 46 (13.69%) Degree
7 43 (12.80%) MCSA
8 32 (9.52%) CCENT
8 32 (9.52%) MCP
9 31 (9.23%) A+ Certification
10 28 (8.33%) JNCIP
11 21 (6.25%) MCITP
12 20 (5.95%) Security Cleared
13 17 (5.06%) CISSP
14 16 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
15 12 (3.57%) CCDP
15 12 (3.57%) CISM
15 12 (3.57%) SC Cleared
16 7 (2.08%) CCDE
16 7 (2.08%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.44%) SLA
2 18 (5.36%) PCI DSS
3 17 (5.06%) PMO
4 13 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.89%) GDPR
5 3 (0.89%) QA
6 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 69 (20.54%) Active Directory
2 39 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (11.01%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.79%) vSphere
5 5 (1.49%) Firmware
6 4 (1.19%) XenApp
7 3 (0.89%) Snort
7 3 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.89%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.30%) KVM
9 1 (0.30%) OpenSIPS
9 1 (0.30%) Varnish
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (6.55%) FortiGate
2 18 (5.36%) Cacti
3 16 (4.76%) SCCM
4 9 (2.68%) Puppet
5 8 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (2.08%) Nagios
6 7 (2.08%) OpenNMS
6 7 (2.08%) RANCID
7 5 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.89%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 3 (0.89%) TrustSec
10 2 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.60%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.30%) Plesk
11 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 289 (86.01%) Cisco
2 79 (23.51%) Juniper
3 76 (22.62%) VMware
4 72 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 66 (19.64%) F5
6 31 (9.23%) CheckPoint
7 30 (8.93%) Riverbed
8 21 (6.25%) Palo Alto
9 17 (5.06%) SolarWinds
10 16 (4.76%) HP
11 12 (3.57%) Ericsson
11 12 (3.57%) IronPort
12 11 (3.27%) Citrix
13 10 (2.98%) Polycom
13 10 (2.98%) Siemens
14 8 (2.38%) 3Com
15 7 (2.08%) Blue Coat
15 7 (2.08%) Google
15 7 (2.08%) Huawei
16 6 (1.79%) Meraki