Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
England > South East
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 282 171 162
Rank change year-on-year -111 -9 +86
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 147 188 548
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.90% 1.61% 2.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.31% 6.19% 7.38%
Number of salaries quoted 111 148 392
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £35,734
25th Percentile £42,625 £40,000 £44,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £61,875 £65,000 £69,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £74,125 £80,000
England median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -3.64% +10.00% -

CCNP 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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,437 3,039 7,430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.02% 25.96% 28.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,597 2,235 5,526
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CCNP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the South East

CCNP
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CCNP in the South East.

Salary trend for CCNP in the South East

CCNP
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing CCNP in the South East over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for CCNP in the South East

CCNP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the South East region over the 6 months to 1 August 2021. 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
Thames Valley -60 51 £52,500 - 9
Hampshire -105 42 £47,500 +15.85% 5
Surrey -26 27 £50,000 -13.04% 6
Berkshire -53 20 £65,000 +23.81% 6
Buckinghamshire -39 16 £52,500 +10.53%
Oxfordshire -4 15 £50,000 -33.33% 3
West Sussex -11 8 £52,500 -25.00% 2
Kent -27 7 £63,500 +33.68%
East Sussex -26 3 £40,000 -34.96% 2
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, IT jobs citing CCNP 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 South East region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 147 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (80.95%) Cisco
3 83 (56.46%) Firewall
4 75 (51.02%) CCNA
5 71 (48.30%) WAN
6 56 (38.10%) LAN
7 50 (34.01%) VPN
8 46 (31.29%) BGP
9 43 (29.25%) OSPF
10 42 (28.57%) AWS
11 40 (27.21%) Security Cleared
11 40 (27.21%) Data Centre
12 39 (26.53%) VMware
13 37 (25.17%) MPLS
14 34 (23.13%) Azure
15 33 (22.45%) DNS
16 32 (21.77%) Social Skills
17 31 (21.09%) TCP/IP
17 31 (21.09%) Linux
18 30 (20.41%) SC Cleared
19 28 (19.05%) Palo Alto
19 28 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
20 27 (18.37%) Network Security
21 26 (17.69%) DHCP
21 26 (17.69%) CCIE
21 26 (17.69%) CheckPoint
21 26 (17.69%) Wireless
22 25 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
23 24 (16.33%) F5
23 24 (16.33%) Active Directory

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (1.36%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (28.57%) AWS
2 34 (23.13%) Azure
3 7 (4.76%) OpenShift
4 5 (3.40%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (3.40%) SaaS
5 3 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.68%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.68%) IaaS
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (56.46%) Firewall
2 71 (48.30%) WAN
3 56 (38.10%) LAN
4 50 (34.01%) VPN
5 46 (31.29%) BGP
6 43 (29.25%) OSPF
7 37 (25.17%) MPLS
8 33 (22.45%) DNS
9 31 (21.09%) TCP/IP
10 28 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (18.37%) Network Security
12 26 (17.69%) DHCP
12 26 (17.69%) Wireless
13 23 (15.65%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (13.61%) Internet
15 19 (12.93%) IPsec
16 15 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (10.20%) WLAN
17 12 (8.16%) SAN
18 11 (7.48%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.40%) JIRA
General
1 32 (21.77%) Social Skills
2 16 (10.88%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.48%) Finance
4 10 (6.80%) Banking
5 5 (3.40%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (2.72%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.72%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (2.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 3 (2.04%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.36%) Games
8 2 (1.36%) Law
8 2 (1.36%) Military
8 2 (1.36%) Retail
9 1 (0.68%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (64.63%) Network Engineer
2 32 (21.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 20 (13.61%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (11.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.80%) Architect
7 9 (6.12%) Network Architect
8 7 (4.76%) Design Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) Project Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) Security Architect
9 6 (4.08%) Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Consultant
9 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Network Security Architect
9 6 (4.08%) Network Support
9 6 (4.08%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Network Operations Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.44%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (27.21%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.08%) CESG
2 6 (4.08%) CESG CLAS
2 6 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.40%) NHS
4 4 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.04%) PKI
6 2 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.36%) Life Science
6 2 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.36%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.09%) Linux
2 24 (16.33%) Windows
3 8 (5.44%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.08%) Debian
5 2 (1.36%) Unix
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.29%) Network Design
2 19 (12.93%) Load Balancing
2 19 (12.93%) Presales
3 18 (12.24%) Project Management
4 17 (11.56%) ITIL
5 16 (10.88%) Network Virtualisation
6 15 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 15 (10.20%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (8.84%) DNA
8 12 (8.16%) Mentoring
9 11 (7.48%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (7.48%) Incident Management
10 10 (6.80%) Computer Science
10 10 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (6.12%) B2B
11 9 (6.12%) Change Management
12 8 (5.44%) CRM
12 8 (5.44%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 8 (5.44%) Network Management
12 8 (5.44%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.12%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.76%) Python
3 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (51.02%) CCNA
3 40 (27.21%) Security Cleared
4 30 (20.41%) SC Cleared
5 26 (17.69%) CCIE
6 19 (12.93%) CCDP
7 14 (9.52%) Degree
8 13 (8.84%) CISSP
9 9 (6.12%) JNCIP
9 9 (6.12%) JNCIS
10 8 (5.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (4.08%) CLAS
11 6 (4.08%) CREST Certified
11 6 (4.08%) JNCIA
12 5 (3.40%) JNCIE
13 4 (2.72%) CEH
13 4 (2.72%) CISM
13 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (2.72%) PMI Certification
13 4 (2.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.80%) SLA
2 7 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.76%) PMO
3 6 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 5 (3.40%) NCSC
4 5 (3.40%) NIST
5 4 (2.72%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.72%) RMADS
6 2 (1.36%) GDPR
6 2 (1.36%) GRC
6 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 2 (1.36%) QA
6 2 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.68%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 25 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (16.33%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.12%) VMware NSX
4 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (5.44%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (5.44%) XenApp
4 8 (5.44%) XenDesktop
5 7 (4.76%) Firmware
6 6 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.68%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (13.61%) Ansible
2 8 (5.44%) HAProxy
2 8 (5.44%) vRealize
3 7 (4.76%) Kubernetes
4 6 (4.08%) QRadar
5 4 (2.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.36%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.36%) Grafana
7 2 (1.36%) Icinga
7 2 (1.36%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.36%) SCCM
7 2 (1.36%) SCSM
7 2 (1.36%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.68%) OPNET
8 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 119 (80.95%) Cisco
2 39 (26.53%) VMware
3 28 (19.05%) Palo Alto
4 26 (17.69%) CheckPoint
5 24 (16.33%) F5
6 23 (15.65%) Microsoft
7 16 (10.88%) Juniper
8 15 (10.20%) Citrix
8 15 (10.20%) Dell
8 15 (10.20%) Meraki
9 13 (8.84%) SolarWinds
10 10 (6.80%) Oracle
11 9 (6.12%) Infoblox
12 8 (5.44%) IBM
12 8 (5.44%) Red Hat
13 7 (4.76%) HP
13 7 (4.76%) ServiceNow
14 6 (4.08%) AlienVault
14 6 (4.08%) LogRhythm
14 6 (4.08%) Sophos