Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
England > North West
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 107 145
Rank change year-on-year -36 +38 -26
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 126 301 264
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.95% 2.95% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.96% 12.47% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 106 267 239
Median annual salary £45,000 £53,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.09% +20.45% +7.32%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,650 £19,900
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £73,800
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 1,265 2,414 2,481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.55% 23.69% 20.28%
Number of salaries quoted 893 1,650 1,849
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,350 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cisco Certification in the North West over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 -34 74 £50,000 -16.67% 10
Lancashire +36 22 £37,500 +19.05%
Cheshire +13 21 £37,500 -23.08% 3
Cumbria -17 4 £42,500 +30.77%
Merseyside +1 2 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 92 (73.02%) Cisco
2 78 (61.90%) CCNA
3 64 (50.79%) CCNP
4 57 (45.24%) Firewall
5 55 (43.65%) WAN
6 48 (38.10%) LAN
7 40 (31.75%) VMware
8 32 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (24.60%) MCSE
9 31 (24.60%) Wireless
10 29 (23.02%) VPN
10 29 (23.02%) Microsoft
11 28 (22.22%) BGP
12 27 (21.43%) Data Centre
13 25 (19.84%) MPLS
13 25 (19.84%) VLAN
13 25 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (19.05%) OSPF
15 23 (18.25%) HP
15 23 (18.25%) Windows
16 21 (16.67%) Network Security
17 20 (15.87%) VoIP
18 19 (15.08%) CCIE
19 18 (14.29%) Juniper
19 18 (14.29%) AWS
19 18 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 17 (13.49%) Kubernetes
20 17 (13.49%) Python
21 16 (12.70%) SQL Server
21 16 (12.70%) Problem Management

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 13 (10.32%) OpenStack
2 5 (3.97%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.17%) IIS
4 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.29%) AWS
2 15 (11.90%) Azure
3 12 (9.52%) Office 365
4 7 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (4.76%) Amazon S3
5 6 (4.76%) GitHub
5 6 (4.76%) IaaS
5 6 (4.76%) PaaS
5 6 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.59%) GCP
6 2 (1.59%) SaaS
7 1 (0.79%) AWS CodeDeploy
7 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 57 (45.24%) Firewall
2 55 (43.65%) WAN
3 48 (38.10%) LAN
4 31 (24.60%) Wireless
5 29 (23.02%) VPN
6 28 (22.22%) BGP
7 25 (19.84%) MPLS
7 25 (19.84%) VLAN
8 24 (19.05%) OSPF
9 21 (16.67%) Network Security
10 20 (15.87%) VoIP
11 15 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (11.90%) Software-Defined Networking
12 12 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (7.94%) Unified Communications
14 9 (7.14%) Cisco Firepower
14 9 (7.14%) EIGRP
14 9 (7.14%) TCP/IP
15 8 (6.35%) SSL
16 6 (4.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) Big Data
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (7.14%) Finance
2 6 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.17%) Law
3 4 (3.17%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.17%) Retail
4 3 (2.38%) Legal
4 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.59%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 51 (40.48%) Network Engineer
2 23 (18.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 20 (15.87%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (14.29%) Architect
5 17 (13.49%) Security Engineer
6 15 (11.90%) Support Engineer
7 13 (10.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (6.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) Network Architect
10 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Cisco Support
10 7 (5.56%) Cisco Support Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Security Support Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (4.76%) Server Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) Web Services
2 2 (1.59%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.76%) Life Science
3 6 (4.76%) Replication
4 4 (3.17%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.59%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.79%) PKI
7 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.25%) Windows
2 15 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 11 (8.73%) Linux
4 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.59%) CatOS
6 2 (1.59%) Unix
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (12.70%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (12.70%) Problem Management
3 15 (11.90%) Change Control
3 15 (11.90%) Change Management
4 13 (10.32%) Mentoring
5 11 (8.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (8.73%) Incident Management
5 11 (8.73%) ITIL
5 11 (8.73%) Service Delivery
6 10 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (7.14%) Decision-Making
7 9 (7.14%) High Availability
7 9 (7.14%) Network Management
7 9 (7.14%) Project Delivery
7 9 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
8 8 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (6.35%) Server Management
8 8 (6.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.49%) Python
2 8 (6.35%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.56%) SQL
4 6 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 78 (61.90%) CCNA
2 64 (50.79%) CCNP
3 32 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (24.60%) MCSE
5 19 (15.08%) CCIE
6 12 (9.52%) CISM
6 12 (9.52%) CISSP
6 12 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 10 (7.94%) MCSA
8 9 (7.14%) Degree
9 8 (6.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (6.35%) CCDP
9 8 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (4.76%) CCSP
10 6 (4.76%) MCTS
11 5 (3.97%) SC Cleared
11 5 (3.97%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (3.17%) MCITP
12 4 (3.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.14%) GDPR
3 8 (6.35%) SLA
4 4 (3.17%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.38%) COBIT
5 3 (2.38%) NCSC
5 3 (2.38%) NIST
6 2 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.59%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (13.49%) Kubernetes
2 10 (7.94%) Ansible
3 9 (7.14%) FortiGate
4 6 (4.76%) Puppet
5 2 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.59%) Nessus
5 2 (1.59%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 92 (73.02%) Cisco
2 40 (31.75%) VMware
3 29 (23.02%) Microsoft
4 23 (18.25%) HP
5 18 (14.29%) Juniper
6 9 (7.14%) Palo Alto
7 8 (6.35%) Dell
7 8 (6.35%) F5
7 8 (6.35%) Fortinet
8 6 (4.76%) arcserve
8 6 (4.76%) IBM
8 6 (4.76%) Intel
8 6 (4.76%) Meraki
8 6 (4.76%) Mitel
8 6 (4.76%) ProCurve
8 6 (4.76%) Sophos
8 6 (4.76%) Veeam
9 5 (3.97%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.38%) Forcepoint
11 2 (1.59%) Ericsson