Period
to 27 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 October 2021 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 > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 62 39
Rank change year-on-year -51 -23 +35
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 559 369 1,490
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.09% 4.54% 5.91%
As % of the Vendors category 8.09% 11.57% 14.25%
Number of salaries quoted 463 295 1,138
10th Percentile £25,500 £29,350 £28,110
25th Percentile £36,250 £38,465 £34,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £60,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +4.40%

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 South East.

All Vendors
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 6,907 3,190 10,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.12% 39.24% 41.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,611 2,508 8,175
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,482 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,438 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the South East

Cisco
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Cisco in the South East

Cisco
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cisco in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Cisco in the South East

Cisco
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 Cisco within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 October 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 -19 199 £47,500 -13.64% 54
Surrey +6 147 £42,500 -5.56% 19
Hampshire -97 140 £45,000 -10.00% 44
Berkshire -34 113 £54,000 -16.92% 26
Buckinghamshire -9 58 £50,000 +25.00% 18
Kent -40 35 £42,500 +1.19% 19
Oxfordshire -18 29 £40,000 -2.44% 10
East Sussex -34 15 £40,000 +8.95% 6
West Sussex -12 14 £50,000 +14.29% 9
Middlesex +5 1 £57,500 -1.71% 2
Home Counties - 1 £80,000 -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 278 (49.73%) Firewall
2 214 (38.28%) Microsoft
3 200 (35.78%) Cisco Certification
4 196 (35.06%) Windows
5 171 (30.59%) VMware
6 165 (29.52%) VPN
6 165 (29.52%) Azure
7 150 (26.83%) WAN
8 149 (26.65%) Microsoft 365
9 139 (24.87%) Active Directory
10 136 (24.33%) Social Skills
11 134 (23.97%) LAN
12 132 (23.61%) Windows Server
13 126 (22.54%) CCNA
14 121 (21.65%) CCNP
15 115 (20.57%) ITIL
16 111 (19.86%) Data Centre
17 109 (19.50%) Palo Alto
18 107 (19.14%) DNS
19 105 (18.78%) VMware Infrastructure
20 101 (18.07%) Linux
21 96 (17.17%) Juniper
22 89 (15.92%) Security Cleared
23 86 (15.38%) Network Security
24 82 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 81 (14.49%) Meraki
25 81 (14.49%) DHCP
26 79 (14.13%) CheckPoint
27 77 (13.77%) AWS
28 76 (13.60%) Wireless

Cisco
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 58 (10.38%) MS Exchange
2 33 (5.90%) SharePoint
3 31 (5.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (1.97%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.25%) IIS
6 6 (1.07%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.07%) SAS
7 4 (0.72%) Confluence
8 2 (0.36%) Apache
8 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.36%) WordPress
9 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 38 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.07%) MicroStation
4 6 (1.07%) Revit
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.79%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 165 (29.52%) Azure
2 149 (26.65%) Microsoft 365
3 77 (13.77%) AWS
4 14 (2.50%) IaaS
4 14 (2.50%) PaaS
5 13 (2.33%) Azure Sentinel
6 12 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.97%) Mimecast
8 8 (1.43%) SaaS
9 5 (0.89%) GCP
9 5 (0.89%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.72%) Cloudflare
10 4 (0.72%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.54%) Dropbox
11 3 (0.54%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.36%) Azure Storage
13 1 (0.18%) AWS Direct Connect
13 1 (0.18%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 278 (49.73%) Firewall
2 165 (29.52%) VPN
3 150 (26.83%) WAN
4 134 (23.97%) LAN
5 107 (19.14%) DNS
6 86 (15.38%) Network Security
7 81 (14.49%) DHCP
8 76 (13.60%) Wireless
9 71 (12.70%) BGP
10 66 (11.81%) TCP/IP
11 63 (11.27%) MPLS
12 60 (10.73%) Cisco ASA
13 58 (10.38%) Wi-Fi
14 55 (9.84%) VLAN
15 48 (8.59%) OSPF
16 47 (8.41%) SAN
17 45 (8.05%) Cisco Nexus
18 42 (7.51%) Internet
19 35 (6.26%) VoIP
20 33 (5.90%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.36%) DB2
2 2 (0.36%) MySQL
2 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.36%) Power BI
2 2 (0.36%) SAS EBI
2 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2019
2 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.07%) JIRA
2 4 (0.72%) Postman
2 4 (0.72%) Selenium
3 2 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.36%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.18%) GCC
4 1 (0.18%) GDB
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) GitLab
4 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 136 (24.33%) Social Skills
2 62 (11.09%) Telecoms
3 51 (9.12%) Finance
4 40 (7.16%) Public Sector
5 28 (5.01%) Legal
6 20 (3.58%) Retail
7 17 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (2.86%) Manufacturing
9 15 (2.68%) Marketing
10 14 (2.50%) Military
10 14 (2.50%) Presentation Skills
11 12 (2.15%) Electronics
12 10 (1.79%) Banking
13 4 (0.72%) Billing
13 4 (0.72%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.54%) Advertising
14 3 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.54%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.54%) Publishing
14 3 (0.54%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 186 (33.27%) Network Engineer
2 66 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 57 (10.20%) Cisco Engineer
4 56 (10.02%) Analyst
5 53 (9.48%) Security Engineer
6 52 (9.30%) Architect
7 49 (8.77%) Support Engineer
8 42 (7.51%) Senior Network Engineer
9 33 (5.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 32 (5.72%) IT Engineer
11 30 (5.37%) Administrator
12 29 (5.19%) Support Analyst
12 29 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
13 27 (4.83%) Firewall Engineer
13 27 (4.83%) IT Support
13 27 (4.83%) Network Architect
14 24 (4.29%) Network Security Engineer
14 24 (4.29%) Service Analyst
15 22 (3.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 21 (3.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.15%) Web Services
2 8 (1.43%) XMPP
3 5 (0.89%) 802.1X
3 5 (0.89%) REST
4 4 (0.72%) WSH
5 3 (0.54%) HTML
5 3 (0.54%) Middleware
5 3 (0.54%) SOAP
6 2 (0.36%) .NET
6 2 (0.36%) COM
6 2 (0.36%) CSS
6 2 (0.36%) JSON
6 2 (0.36%) SAML
6 2 (0.36%) WCF
7 1 (0.18%) Flash
7 1 (0.18%) Jinja
7 1 (0.18%) STL
7 1 (0.18%) Twig
7 1 (0.18%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.18%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (19.86%) Data Centre
2 55 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (5.90%) Linux Command Line
4 24 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (3.40%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.33%) Clustering
7 10 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.43%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.25%) PKI
10 6 (1.07%) CESG
10 6 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.89%) CESG CLAS
11 5 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
11 5 (0.89%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.72%) Legacy Systems
12 4 (0.72%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.54%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 196 (35.06%) Windows
2 132 (23.61%) Windows Server
3 101 (18.07%) Linux
4 59 (10.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (8.59%) Windows Server 2016
6 39 (6.98%) Windows 10
7 36 (6.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 27 (4.83%) Ubuntu
9 26 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (3.04%) Windows 7
11 13 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.79%) Android
13 8 (1.43%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.07%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.07%) Solaris
14 6 (1.07%) Unix
15 5 (0.89%) Debian
15 5 (0.89%) VMS
16 4 (0.72%) CentOS
16 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (20.57%) ITIL
2 82 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 49 (8.77%) Computer Science
4 45 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (6.26%) Network Design
6 34 (6.08%) Incident Management
7 33 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 31 (5.55%) Network Monitoring
9 28 (5.01%) Presales
10 27 (4.83%) Service Delivery
11 26 (4.65%) DevOps
12 25 (4.47%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (4.47%) Mentoring
12 25 (4.47%) Project Management
12 25 (4.47%) SIEM
13 24 (4.29%) Network Management
14 23 (4.11%) High Availability
15 21 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (3.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (3.58%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (12.34%) PowerShell
2 15 (2.68%) Python
3 12 (2.15%) SQL
4 8 (1.43%) Perl
5 6 (1.07%) C
6 5 (0.89%) Bash Shell
6 5 (0.89%) Java
7 4 (0.72%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.72%) VBScript
8 3 (0.54%) C++
8 3 (0.54%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.54%) PHP
9 2 (0.36%) C#
9 2 (0.36%) VBA
10 1 (0.18%) Go
10 1 (0.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 200 (35.78%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (22.54%) CCNA
3 121 (21.65%) CCNP
4 89 (15.92%) Security Cleared
5 53 (9.48%) Degree
6 47 (8.41%) SC Cleared
7 30 (5.37%) CCIE
8 22 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (2.50%) CCDP
10 13 (2.33%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.97%) MCSA
12 10 (1.79%) CISSP
13 9 (1.61%) MCSE
13 9 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.43%) JNCIE
15 7 (1.25%) JNCIA
15 7 (1.25%) JNCIP
15 7 (1.25%) JNCIS
15 7 (1.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (9.48%) SLA
2 19 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.43%) GDPR
4 7 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.07%) NIST
5 6 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.07%) QA
5 6 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.54%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.18%) NCSC
System Software
1 139 (24.87%) Active Directory
2 105 (18.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (8.05%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.22%) vSphere
5 17 (3.04%) VMware NSX
6 16 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.79%) XenApp
9 8 (1.43%) BitLocker
10 7 (1.25%) Firmware
11 6 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.89%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.72%) NFS
13 4 (0.72%) OpenSSH
14 2 (0.36%) Docker
14 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.18%) LXC
15 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.18%) NLBS
15 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 37 (6.62%) SCCM
2 32 (5.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (4.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (2.68%) Ansible
5 14 (2.50%) SolarWinds Orion
6 12 (2.15%) FortiGate
7 11 (1.97%) Backup Exec
7 11 (1.97%) Cisco UCCX
8 8 (1.43%) QRadar
8 8 (1.43%) SCOM
9 7 (1.25%) Kubernetes
9 7 (1.25%) Pingdom
9 7 (1.25%) WSUS
10 5 (0.89%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (0.89%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.72%) IBM BigFix
12 3 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.54%) Nessus
12 3 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 214 (38.28%) Microsoft
2 171 (30.59%) VMware
3 109 (19.50%) Palo Alto
4 96 (17.17%) Juniper
5 81 (14.49%) Meraki
6 79 (14.13%) CheckPoint
7 65 (11.63%) F5
8 55 (9.84%) Citrix
9 45 (8.05%) HP
10 41 (7.33%) Fortinet
11 37 (6.62%) SolarWinds
12 32 (5.72%) Dell
13 31 (5.55%) McAfee
14 30 (5.37%) Aruba
15 22 (3.94%) Sophos
16 21 (3.76%) NetApp
17 20 (3.58%) Splunk
18 18 (3.22%) SAP
18 18 (3.22%) Zscaler
19 14 (2.50%) EMC