Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 162 172
Rank change year-on-year -77 +10 +4
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,379 2,123 2,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.39% 2.10% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.69% 7.78% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,161 1,823 2,007
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,180 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.40% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +7.53%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 24,255 27,283 34,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.42% 26.94% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 18,964 21,330 27,057
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing CCNP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the UK excluding London

CCNP
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCNP in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for CCNP in the UK excluding London

CCNP
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for CCNP in the UK excluding London

CCNP
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
South East -113 472 £49,000 +8.29% 54
North of England -38 300 £42,500 +6.25% 50
Midlands -29 233 £45,000 - 33
East of England -31 165 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Yorkshire +22 156 £40,000 - 17
North West -59 134 £45,000 +12.50% 30
West Midlands -59 133 £48,500 +7.78% 18
South West -1 121 £45,000 +9.76% 13
East Midlands +15 86 £41,500 -7.78% 15
Scotland -46 74 £51,750 +32.50% 5
Wales +34 66 £45,000 -10.00% 4
North East -32 10 £30,000 +20.00% 3
Northern Ireland -17 7 £28,500 -40.00%
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing CCNP 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 1,379 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,259 (91.30%) Cisco
3 825 (59.83%) Firewall
4 697 (50.54%) CCNA
5 592 (42.93%) WAN
6 521 (37.78%) LAN
7 416 (30.17%) Cisco ASA
8 406 (29.44%) Wireless
9 400 (29.01%) ITIL
10 380 (27.56%) Juniper
11 379 (27.48%) BGP
12 372 (26.98%) VPN
13 356 (25.82%) VMware
14 344 (24.95%) F5
15 342 (24.80%) Data Centre
16 338 (24.51%) MPLS
17 330 (23.93%) OSPF
18 302 (21.90%) Cisco Nexus
19 282 (20.45%) Network Security
20 274 (19.87%) CheckPoint
21 252 (18.27%) Windows
22 249 (18.06%) Load Balancing
23 248 (17.98%) CCIE
24 211 (15.30%) DNS
25 203 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
26 198 (14.36%) VLAN
27 193 (14.00%) Microsoft
28 190 (13.78%) Active Directory
29 187 (13.56%) VoIP
30 184 (13.34%) EIGRP

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 40 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 37 (2.68%) Skype for Business
3 19 (1.38%) IIS
4 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.36%) CMS
6 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.22%) nginx
6 3 (0.22%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.073%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.29%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 92 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.10%) Office 365
4 22 (1.60%) SaaS
5 16 (1.16%) IaaS
6 15 (1.09%) G Suite
7 13 (0.94%) PaaS
8 6 (0.44%) Akamai
9 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.073%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.073%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.073%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.073%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 825 (59.83%) Firewall
2 592 (42.93%) WAN
3 521 (37.78%) LAN
4 416 (30.17%) Cisco ASA
5 406 (29.44%) Wireless
6 379 (27.48%) BGP
7 372 (26.98%) VPN
8 338 (24.51%) MPLS
9 330 (23.93%) OSPF
10 302 (21.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 282 (20.45%) Network Security
12 211 (15.30%) DNS
13 198 (14.36%) VLAN
14 187 (13.56%) VoIP
15 184 (13.34%) EIGRP
16 168 (12.18%) TCP/IP
17 149 (10.80%) DHCP
18 145 (10.51%) Ethernet
19 137 (9.93%) IPsec
20 134 (9.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.073%) MySQL
3 1 (0.073%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.073%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 30 (2.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (0.36%) Metasploit
General
1 176 (12.76%) Finance
2 104 (7.54%) Telecoms
3 21 (1.52%) Retail
4 17 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.16%) Legal
6 14 (1.02%) Advertising
6 14 (1.02%) Back Office
7 11 (0.80%) Marketing
8 9 (0.65%) Billing
8 9 (0.65%) Law
9 8 (0.58%) Banking
10 7 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.44%) Electronics
12 4 (0.29%) Games
13 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.073%) Automotive
14 1 (0.073%) French Language
14 1 (0.073%) Local Government
14 1 (0.073%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 759 (55.04%) Network Engineer
2 284 (20.59%) Cisco Engineer
3 229 (16.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 184 (13.34%) Senior Network Engineer
5 106 (7.69%) Architect
5 106 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 96 (6.96%) Security Engineer
7 82 (5.95%) Network Architect
8 81 (5.87%) Network Security Engineer
8 81 (5.87%) Network Support
9 66 (4.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 66 (4.79%) Consultant
9 66 (4.79%) Network Support Engineer
10 65 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 60 (4.35%) Network Specialist
12 55 (3.99%) WAN Engineer
13 47 (3.41%) Operations Engineer
14 46 (3.34%) Analyst
15 45 (3.26%) Lead Network Engineer
15 45 (3.26%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.25%) 802.1X
2 13 (0.94%) LDAP
3 11 (0.80%) CSS
3 11 (0.80%) RFC 2547
4 10 (0.73%) HTML
5 7 (0.51%) Web Services
5 7 (0.51%) XML
5 7 (0.51%) XMPP
6 5 (0.36%) SAML
6 5 (0.36%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.29%) SAP CAF
8 1 (0.073%) Flash
8 1 (0.073%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 342 (24.80%) Data Centre
2 55 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (3.77%) Driving Licence
4 39 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 35 (2.54%) PKI
6 32 (2.32%) Clustering
7 28 (2.03%) User Experience
8 27 (1.96%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 20 (1.45%) Client/Server
10 20 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.02%) Public Cloud
13 13 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (0.65%) FlexPod
14 9 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
15 8 (0.58%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.58%) Fintech
15 8 (0.58%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 252 (18.27%) Windows
2 114 (8.27%) Linux
3 106 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 77 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (3.34%) Unix
7 21 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.31%) Windows 8
9 16 (1.16%) Windows XP
10 10 (0.73%) CentOS
11 8 (0.58%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.36%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.22%) SUSE
13 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.15%) CatOS
14 2 (0.15%) Fedora
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.073%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (29.01%) ITIL
2 249 (18.06%) Load Balancing
3 142 (10.30%) Network Management
4 140 (10.15%) Network Monitoring
5 128 (9.28%) Presales
6 124 (8.99%) Network Design
7 104 (7.54%) Change Management
8 98 (7.11%) Service Delivery
9 94 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 93 (6.74%) Service Management
11 87 (6.31%) Problem Management
12 84 (6.09%) Mentoring
13 80 (5.80%) Incident Management
14 72 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 72 (5.22%) Network Architecture
15 66 (4.79%) Change Control
16 65 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 57 (4.13%) Project Management
18 55 (3.99%) Capacity Management
18 55 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 68 (4.93%) Python
2 27 (1.96%) SQL
3 24 (1.74%) PowerShell
4 17 (1.23%) Perl
5 16 (1.16%) C
6 14 (1.02%) Bash Shell
7 9 (0.65%) PHP
8 7 (0.51%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.29%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.15%) R
11 1 (0.073%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,379 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 697 (50.54%) CCNA
3 248 (17.98%) CCIE
4 143 (10.37%) CCDP
5 137 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 134 (9.72%) Security Cleared
7 131 (9.50%) SC Cleared
8 101 (7.32%) MCSE
9 95 (6.89%) JNCIP
10 93 (6.74%) Degree
11 69 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
12 66 (4.79%) CCDA
13 56 (4.06%) CISSP
14 49 (3.55%) DV Cleared
15 48 (3.48%) JNCIS
16 46 (3.34%) CCSE
17 45 (3.26%) JNCIA
17 45 (3.26%) MCP
18 39 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 37 (2.68%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (7.69%) SLA
2 33 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.74%) QA
4 22 (1.60%) PMO
5 16 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.29%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.15%) COBIT
7 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.15%) GDPR
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 203 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 190 (13.78%) Active Directory
3 105 (7.61%) Hyper-V
4 24 (1.74%) VMware NSX
4 24 (1.74%) vSphere
5 15 (1.09%) Firmware
6 10 (0.73%) FreeRADIUS
7 7 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.36%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.22%) vCloud
9 3 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.22%) XenApp
10 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.073%) KVM
11 1 (0.073%) NFS
11 1 (0.073%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.073%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 68 (4.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 51 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
3 46 (3.34%) Nagios
4 34 (2.47%) FortiGate
5 31 (2.25%) Cacti
6 29 (2.10%) Cisco Prime
7 26 (1.89%) SCCM
8 24 (1.74%) Cisco LMS
8 24 (1.74%) Opsview
9 23 (1.67%) Cisco UCCE
10 19 (1.38%) Puppet
10 19 (1.38%) vCenter Server
11 11 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.80%) QRadar
12 9 (0.65%) Ansible
12 9 (0.65%) Cisco CME
12 9 (0.65%) OpenNMS
12 9 (0.65%) RANCID
12 9 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (0.58%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,259 (91.30%) Cisco
2 380 (27.56%) Juniper
3 356 (25.82%) VMware
4 344 (24.95%) F5
5 274 (19.87%) CheckPoint
6 193 (14.00%) Microsoft
7 180 (13.05%) SolarWinds
8 123 (8.92%) Palo Alto
9 106 (7.69%) HP
10 91 (6.60%) Citrix
11 83 (6.02%) Avaya
12 80 (5.80%) Fortinet
13 71 (5.15%) Meraki
14 63 (4.57%) Aruba
15 62 (4.50%) Brocade
16 52 (3.77%) Verint
17 50 (3.63%) Dell
17 50 (3.63%) Genesys
18 43 (3.12%) Blue Coat
19 38 (2.76%) Riverbed