Period
to 21 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco
England > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 57 56
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 554 676 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.57% 5.14% 4.51%
As % of the Vendors category 9.88% 11.11% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 442 598 440
North West median annual salary £39,000 £37,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.31% +0.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,000 £23,750 £25,475
90th Percentile £63,625 £56,250 £54,886
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 5,606 6,086 4,966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 46.21% 46.27% 42.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4,500 4,762 4,012
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the North West

Cisco
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cisco in the North West.

Salary trend for Cisco in the North West

Cisco
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the North West over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Cisco in the North West

Cisco
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 August 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 -5 322 £37,500 - 64
Cheshire -13 131 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Merseyside +27 62 £45,000 +16.13% 7
Lancashire -16 30 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Cumbria 0 4 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing Cisco 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.

1 224 (40.43%) Windows
2 223 (40.25%) Cisco Certification
3 220 (39.71%) Firewall
3 220 (39.71%) VMware
4 173 (31.23%) WAN
5 162 (29.24%) LAN
6 160 (28.88%) ITIL
7 158 (28.52%) Microsoft
7 158 (28.52%) CCNA
8 154 (27.80%) Active Directory
9 140 (25.27%) CCNP
10 135 (24.37%) Windows Server
11 118 (21.30%) Office 365
12 117 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
13 113 (20.40%) Network Security
14 104 (18.77%) VPN
15 102 (18.41%) Hyper-V
16 101 (18.23%) Wireless
17 98 (17.69%) SAN
18 95 (17.15%) Fortinet
19 89 (16.06%) Linux
20 87 (15.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 86 (15.52%) VoIP
21 86 (15.52%) Telecoms
22 82 (14.80%) Windows Server 2012
23 81 (14.62%) MPLS
24 80 (14.44%) Change Management
25 79 (14.26%) Juniper
25 79 (14.26%) Cisco ASA
26 78 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008

Cisco
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 59 (10.65%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (3.25%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.44%) IIS
6 7 (1.26%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.90%) Apache
7 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.36%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.36%) nginx
9 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.18%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) Confluence
10 1 (0.18%) Drupal
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.18%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 118 (21.30%) Office 365
2 74 (13.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.44%) SaaS
5 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.08%) IaaS
6 5 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.90%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.72%) PaaS
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 220 (39.71%) Firewall
2 173 (31.23%) WAN
3 162 (29.24%) LAN
4 113 (20.40%) Network Security
5 104 (18.77%) VPN
6 101 (18.23%) Wireless
7 98 (17.69%) SAN
8 86 (15.52%) VoIP
9 81 (14.62%) MPLS
10 79 (14.26%) Cisco ASA
11 75 (13.54%) DNS
12 65 (11.73%) TCP/IP
13 60 (10.83%) BGP
14 56 (10.11%) Cisco IOS
15 50 (9.03%) OSPF
16 48 (8.66%) SSL
17 46 (8.30%) Ethernet
18 44 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
18 44 (7.94%) DHCP
19 41 (7.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.62%) MySQL
3 8 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.54%) Big Data
6 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.18%) MS Access
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.18%) gulp
1 1 (0.18%) JIRA
1 1 (0.18%) Maven
1 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.18%) Travis CI
General
1 86 (15.52%) Telecoms
2 42 (7.58%) Finance
3 40 (7.22%) Retail
4 17 (3.07%) Legal
5 14 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.99%) Banking
7 10 (1.81%) Games
7 10 (1.81%) Marketing
8 8 (1.44%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.26%) Local Government
10 6 (1.08%) Law
11 5 (0.90%) Publishing
12 4 (0.72%) Advertising
13 2 (0.36%) International Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 136 (24.55%) Network Engineer
2 107 (19.31%) Analyst
3 63 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 61 (11.01%) Service Analyst
5 54 (9.75%) Cisco Engineer
5 54 (9.75%) Service Desk Analyst
6 47 (8.48%) Senior Network Engineer
7 42 (7.58%) Support Engineer
8 36 (6.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 36 (6.50%) IT Analyst
9 33 (5.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 31 (5.60%) Architect
11 30 (5.42%) Support Analyst
12 27 (4.87%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 27 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support
12 27 (4.87%) Security Engineer
13 24 (4.33%) Consultant
13 24 (4.33%) IT Manager
13 24 (4.33%) IT Support
14 23 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.71%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.26%) Web Services
3 5 (0.90%) .NET
3 5 (0.90%) jQuery
4 4 (0.72%) CSS
5 3 (0.54%) HTML
6 2 (0.36%) Flash
7 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.18%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.18%) FFmpeg
7 1 (0.18%) HTML5
7 1 (0.18%) JSON
7 1 (0.18%) Kafka
7 1 (0.18%) Node.js
7 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.18%) WinForms
7 1 (0.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 72 (13.00%) Data Centre
2 46 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (3.61%) Driving Licence
4 20 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.71%) Replication
6 14 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
8 10 (1.81%) Clustering
9 9 (1.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 8 (1.44%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.08%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.08%) Video\Live Streaming
13 5 (0.90%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.72%) EMC VNX
14 4 (0.72%) HP Storage
14 4 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 224 (40.43%) Windows
2 135 (24.37%) Windows Server
3 89 (16.06%) Linux
4 82 (14.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (7.58%) Windows 10
6 42 (7.58%) Windows 7
7 13 (2.35%) Windows 8
8 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.44%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.26%) SUSE
10 7 (1.26%) Unix
11 6 (1.08%) CentOS
12 5 (0.90%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.90%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.72%) AIX
14 3 (0.54%) OS/400
15 2 (0.36%) Android
15 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (28.88%) ITIL
2 87 (15.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 80 (14.44%) Change Management
4 76 (13.72%) Service Management
5 71 (12.82%) Incident Management
6 69 (12.45%) Problem Management
7 64 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (9.75%) Statistics
9 51 (9.21%) Knowledge Management
10 49 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
11 47 (8.48%) Kalman Filter
12 43 (7.76%) Project Management
13 40 (7.22%) SIEM
14 39 (7.04%) Presales
14 39 (7.04%) Service Delivery
14 39 (7.04%) Vulnerability Management
15 38 (6.86%) Load Balancing
16 37 (6.68%) Information Security
17 35 (6.32%) Mentoring
17 35 (6.32%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (7.22%) SQL
2 16 (2.89%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.35%) Python
4 10 (1.81%) PHP
5 9 (1.62%) Java
5 9 (1.62%) Perl
6 8 (1.44%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.44%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.26%) C
8 6 (1.08%) C#
9 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.36%) VB
10 1 (0.18%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.18%) C++
10 1 (0.18%) ES6
10 1 (0.18%) Go
10 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.18%) VB6
10 1 (0.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 223 (40.25%) Cisco Certification
2 158 (28.52%) CCNA
3 140 (25.27%) CCNP
4 51 (9.21%) Network+ Certification
5 46 (8.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (7.40%) Degree
7 38 (6.86%) CCDP
8 29 (5.23%) MCP
9 28 (5.05%) MCSE
10 27 (4.87%) CISSP
11 22 (3.97%) MCSA
12 16 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (1.99%) CREST Certified
14 11 (1.99%) SANS
15 10 (1.81%) CCIE
15 10 (1.81%) Security Cleared
16 9 (1.62%) JNCIP
17 7 (1.26%) SC Cleared
18 6 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.22%) SLA
2 34 (6.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (3.43%) PCI DSS
4 17 (3.07%) GDPR
5 7 (1.26%) PMO
6 6 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.54%) COSHH
9 1 (0.18%) COBIT
9 1 (0.18%) GPG13
9 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 154 (27.80%) Active Directory
2 117 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (18.41%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.97%) Firmware
5 16 (2.89%) Terminal Services
5 16 (2.89%) Virtual Servers
5 16 (2.89%) vSphere
6 14 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.53%) XenApp
7 6 (1.08%) Xen
7 6 (1.08%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.90%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.72%) pfSense
10 3 (0.54%) Docker
10 3 (0.54%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.36%) NFS
11 2 (0.36%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (5.05%) SCCM
2 27 (4.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (3.07%) FortiGate
4 16 (2.89%) Cisco UCCX
5 14 (2.53%) Backup Exec
6 13 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
6 13 (2.35%) TrustSec
7 12 (2.17%) Nessus
8 10 (1.81%) SCOM
9 9 (1.62%) Failover Clustering
9 9 (1.62%) vCenter Server
10 7 (1.26%) Stealthwatch
11 5 (0.90%) Cacti
11 5 (0.90%) Nagios
11 5 (0.90%) SmoothWall
12 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.72%) Puppet
12 4 (0.72%) vRealize
13 3 (0.54%) Ansible
13 3 (0.54%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 220 (39.71%) VMware
2 158 (28.52%) Microsoft
3 95 (17.15%) Fortinet
4 79 (14.26%) Juniper
5 71 (12.82%) Citrix
6 52 (9.39%) HP
7 50 (9.03%) Huawei
8 44 (7.94%) CheckPoint
9 38 (6.86%) Veeam
10 34 (6.14%) F5
11 33 (5.96%) Meraki
12 25 (4.51%) NetApp
12 25 (4.51%) SolarWinds
13 23 (4.15%) Palo Alto
14 22 (3.97%) Dell
15 16 (2.89%) EMC
15 16 (2.89%) Nimble Storage
16 15 (2.71%) Aruba
16 15 (2.71%) Mitel
16 15 (2.71%) Riverbed