Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 269 220
Rank change year-on-year +104 -49 -43
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,594 1,160 1,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.05% 1.28% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.36% 5.12% 5.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,100 934 1,286
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.53% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,980 £31,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%

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 19,062 22,646 25,388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.55% 25.08% 25.44%
Number of salaries quoted 13,908 16,676 20,019
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,938 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 2019. 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 +116 577 £53,750 +7.50% 57
North of England +177 534 £42,500 -10.53% 31
Yorkshire +188 413 £42,500 -10.53% 12
Midlands +23 221 £52,500 +5.00% 37
East of England +41 153 £55,000 +22.22% 19
West Midlands +20 141 £52,500 -0.47% 28
North West +19 104 £50,000 +12.67% 16
East Midlands +35 80 £47,000 +4.44% 9
South West -57 63 £46,809 +10.14% 14
Scotland -1 39 £47,500 -5.00% 7
North East +23 17 £42,915 -36.42% 3
Wales -2 7 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Isle of Man - 4 £55,500 -
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 1,594 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,268 (79.55%) Cisco
3 951 (59.66%) Firewall
4 941 (59.03%) CCNA
5 810 (50.82%) WAN
6 593 (37.20%) MPLS
7 571 (35.82%) BGP
8 497 (31.18%) LAN
9 474 (29.74%) OSPF
10 451 (28.29%) Network Security
11 445 (27.92%) VPN
12 444 (27.85%) Cisco ASA
13 400 (25.09%) Juniper
14 383 (24.03%) Palo Alto
15 382 (23.96%) Data Centre
16 345 (21.64%) Cisco Nexus
17 330 (20.70%) DNS
18 310 (19.45%) Fortinet
19 299 (18.76%) Linux
20 292 (18.32%) CheckPoint
21 282 (17.69%) Presales
22 281 (17.63%) Network Design
23 279 (17.50%) IPsec
24 277 (17.38%) Wireless
25 263 (16.50%) Network Management
26 246 (15.43%) Internet
27 238 (14.93%) Management Information System
28 224 (14.05%) TCP/IP
29 221 (13.86%) Unix
30 217 (13.61%) Service Delivery

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 30 (1.88%) Skype for Business
2 28 (1.76%) MS Exchange
3 15 (0.94%) IIS
4 7 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.38%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.19%) Confluence
7 2 (0.13%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.063%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 37 (2.32%) MS Visio
2 20 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 187 (11.73%) Azure
2 109 (6.84%) AWS
3 71 (4.45%) Office 365
4 30 (1.88%) SaaS
5 6 (0.38%) IaaS
5 6 (0.38%) PaaS
5 6 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.19%) AWS CodePipeline
7 3 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.19%) GitHub
7 3 (0.19%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.13%) GCP
8 2 (0.13%) OpenDNS
9 1 (0.063%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.063%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 951 (59.66%) Firewall
2 810 (50.82%) WAN
3 593 (37.20%) MPLS
4 571 (35.82%) BGP
5 497 (31.18%) LAN
6 474 (29.74%) OSPF
7 451 (28.29%) Network Security
8 445 (27.92%) VPN
9 444 (27.85%) Cisco ASA
10 345 (21.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 330 (20.70%) DNS
12 279 (17.50%) IPsec
13 277 (17.38%) Wireless
14 246 (15.43%) Internet
15 224 (14.05%) TCP/IP
16 204 (12.80%) RIP
17 168 (10.54%) Broadband
18 167 (10.48%) NetScaler
19 153 (9.60%) ADSL
20 149 (9.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (1.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.19%) MySQL
5 2 (0.13%) Big Data
5 2 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.13%) MS Access
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.063%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.063%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.063%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.063%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.063%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.25%) JIRA
2 4 (0.25%) WinDbg
3 3 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.13%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.063%) Ant
5 1 (0.063%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.063%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.063%) Maven
5 1 (0.063%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.063%) Visual Studio
General
1 206 (12.92%) Telecoms
2 74 (4.64%) Finance
3 60 (3.76%) Public Sector
4 36 (2.26%) Banking
4 36 (2.26%) Retail
5 31 (1.94%) Aerospace
6 17 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.44%) Law
7 7 (0.44%) Military
8 6 (0.38%) Legal
9 5 (0.31%) Marketing
10 4 (0.25%) Electronics
10 4 (0.25%) Publishing
11 3 (0.19%) Advertising
11 3 (0.19%) Games
12 2 (0.13%) Back Office
13 1 (0.063%) Billing
13 1 (0.063%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.063%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.063%) French Language
Job Titles
1 987 (61.92%) Network Engineer
2 271 (17.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 232 (14.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 221 (13.86%) Security Engineer
5 181 (11.36%) Network Security Engineer
6 166 (10.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 140 (8.78%) Consultant
8 128 (8.03%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 127 (7.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 111 (6.96%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 78 (4.89%) Architect
12 77 (4.83%) Support Engineer
13 74 (4.64%) Project Engineer
14 73 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 71 (4.45%) Analyst
15 71 (4.45%) Network Consultant
16 68 (4.27%) Security Consultant
17 62 (3.89%) Network Support
18 57 (3.58%) Cisco Consultant
19 56 (3.51%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.88%) 802.1X
2 14 (0.88%) LDAP
3 7 (0.44%) XMPP
4 4 (0.25%) Web Services
4 4 (0.25%) XML
5 1 (0.063%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.063%) COM
5 1 (0.063%) CSS
5 1 (0.063%) HTML
5 1 (0.063%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 382 (23.96%) Data Centre
2 238 (14.93%) Management Information System
3 78 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 28 (1.76%) Public Cloud
6 27 (1.69%) Driving Licence
7 25 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (0.94%) BBC
9 14 (0.88%) PKI
10 13 (0.82%) Handset
11 10 (0.63%) CMDB
11 10 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.50%) CESG
12 8 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
12 8 (0.50%) Security Operations Centre
13 7 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.44%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.38%) Clustering
14 6 (0.38%) EMC VNX
14 6 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 299 (18.76%) Linux
2 221 (13.86%) Unix
3 181 (11.36%) Windows
4 77 (4.83%) Windows Server
5 38 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 28 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.13%) CentOS
8 18 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.00%) Debian
9 16 (1.00%) Ubuntu
9 16 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.00%) Windows 8
10 12 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.44%) CatOS
12 3 (0.19%) Fedora
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.063%) Solaris
14 1 (0.063%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (17.69%) Presales
2 281 (17.63%) Network Design
3 263 (16.50%) Network Management
4 217 (13.61%) Service Delivery
5 216 (13.55%) Change Control
6 209 (13.11%) ITIL
7 179 (11.23%) Product Management
8 160 (10.04%) Validation
9 157 (9.85%) Load Balancing
10 152 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
11 125 (7.84%) Project Delivery
12 103 (6.46%) Network Monitoring
13 101 (6.34%) Mentoring
14 77 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 68 (4.27%) Network Architecture
15 68 (4.27%) Technical Leadership
16 67 (4.20%) Migration
17 66 (4.14%) Information Security
18 63 (3.95%) Configuration Management
19 57 (3.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (12.17%) Python
2 160 (10.04%) Bash Shell
3 158 (9.91%) Perl
4 38 (2.38%) C
5 37 (2.32%) SQL
6 29 (1.82%) PowerShell
7 8 (0.50%) PHP
7 8 (0.50%) Ruby
8 5 (0.31%) Java
9 4 (0.25%) Ada
9 4 (0.25%) C#
9 4 (0.25%) C++
9 4 (0.25%) VBScript
10 2 (0.13%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,594 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 941 (59.03%) CCNA
3 187 (11.73%) CCIE
4 163 (10.23%) CCDP
5 138 (8.66%) Security Cleared
6 118 (7.40%) Degree
7 103 (6.46%) JNCIS
7 103 (6.46%) SC Cleared
8 101 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 88 (5.52%) JNCIA
10 86 (5.40%) MCSE
11 78 (4.89%) JNCIP
12 66 (4.14%) CCSE
13 44 (2.76%) CCSA
13 44 (2.76%) JNCIE
14 42 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 39 (2.45%) CISSP
16 35 (2.20%) CCDA
17 27 (1.69%) DV Cleared
18 23 (1.44%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (13.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 185 (11.61%) ISO 9001
3 124 (7.78%) SLA
4 25 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 20 (1.25%) ISO 22301
6 14 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.50%) QA
8 7 (0.44%) GDPR
9 6 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.31%) PMO
11 3 (0.19%) NIST
12 2 (0.13%) NCSC
12 2 (0.13%) RMADS
13 1 (0.063%) BS7799
13 1 (0.063%) GPG13
13 1 (0.063%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 131 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 130 (8.16%) vCloud
3 95 (5.96%) Active Directory
4 46 (2.89%) Hyper-V
4 46 (2.89%) XenApp
5 28 (1.76%) vSphere
6 27 (1.69%) XenDesktop
7 20 (1.25%) VMware NSX
8 12 (0.75%) Firmware
9 10 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.25%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.25%) pfSense
13 3 (0.19%) Docker
14 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.063%) KVM
15 1 (0.063%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.063%) Xen
Systems Management
1 209 (13.11%) FortiGate
2 164 (10.29%) Nagios
3 67 (4.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 49 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
5 35 (2.20%) Cisco UCCX
6 28 (1.76%) SCCM
7 24 (1.51%) SolarWinds Orion
8 18 (1.13%) Ansible
9 16 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (0.82%) vCenter Server
11 12 (0.75%) WSUS
12 9 (0.56%) Nessus
12 9 (0.56%) Stealthwatch
13 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (0.50%) RANCID
14 7 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
15 5 (0.31%) vRealize
16 4 (0.25%) Avamar
16 4 (0.25%) CASB
16 4 (0.25%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 1,268 (79.55%) Cisco
2 400 (25.09%) Juniper
3 383 (24.03%) Palo Alto
4 310 (19.45%) Fortinet
5 292 (18.32%) CheckPoint
6 189 (11.86%) VMware
7 168 (10.54%) Microsoft
8 165 (10.35%) F5
9 129 (8.09%) SolarWinds
10 115 (7.21%) Meraki
11 107 (6.71%) Citrix
12 103 (6.46%) HP
13 75 (4.71%) Brocade
14 66 (4.14%) Dell
15 62 (3.89%) Huawei
16 55 (3.45%) Blue Coat
17 54 (3.39%) NetApp
18 51 (3.20%) Mitel
19 43 (2.70%) Aruba
20 36 (2.26%) Symantec