Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 236 240 167
Rank change year-on-year +4 -73 +12
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,213 1,389 2,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.44% 1.40% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 5.67% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1,171 1,855
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 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 21,813 24,501 27,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.88% 24.62% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15,924 19,148 21,798
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -13 375 £52,500 +7.14% 53
Midlands +30 235 £48,500 +7.78% 35
North of England -3 228 £50,000 +17.65% 49
East of England +48 201 £45,000 -10.00% 20
West Midlands +57 168 £50,000 +3.09% 20
North West +7 113 £51,375 +14.17% 18
South West +9 106 £45,000 - 24
Yorkshire -32 85 £45,000 +12.50% 22
East Midlands +4 67 £42,500 +2.41% 15
Scotland -3 66 £56,250 +8.70% 11
North East +36 30 £70,000 +133.33% 9
Wales -42 8 £37,000 -17.78% 10
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 1,213 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,118 (92.17%) Cisco
3 759 (62.57%) Firewall
4 567 (46.74%) WAN
5 536 (44.19%) CCNA
6 491 (40.48%) LAN
7 353 (29.10%) CheckPoint
8 344 (28.36%) Data Centre
9 342 (28.19%) Wireless
10 338 (27.86%) Juniper
11 327 (26.96%) Cisco ASA
12 318 (26.22%) Network Security
13 317 (26.13%) BGP
14 303 (24.98%) OSPF
15 254 (20.94%) VMware
16 250 (20.61%) MPLS
17 242 (19.95%) F5
18 229 (18.88%) CCIE
19 224 (18.47%) Cisco Nexus
20 210 (17.31%) VPN
21 207 (17.07%) Palo Alto
22 190 (15.66%) ITIL
23 189 (15.58%) TCP/IP
24 170 (14.01%) Microsoft
24 170 (14.01%) SolarWinds
25 166 (13.69%) Wireshark
26 157 (12.94%) Presales
27 156 (12.86%) VoIP
28 154 (12.70%) Load Balancing
29 153 (12.61%) Cisco IOS

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 43 (3.54%) MS Exchange
2 32 (2.64%) IIS
3 26 (2.14%) Skype for Business
4 22 (1.81%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.24%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.91%) Apache
8 8 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.082%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 81 (6.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.97%) Office 365
4 12 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (0.91%) SaaS
6 10 (0.82%) IaaS
7 9 (0.74%) PaaS
8 4 (0.33%) OpenDNS
9 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.16%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 759 (62.57%) Firewall
2 567 (46.74%) WAN
3 491 (40.48%) LAN
4 342 (28.19%) Wireless
5 327 (26.96%) Cisco ASA
6 318 (26.22%) Network Security
7 317 (26.13%) BGP
8 303 (24.98%) OSPF
9 250 (20.61%) MPLS
10 224 (18.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 210 (17.31%) VPN
12 189 (15.58%) TCP/IP
13 166 (13.69%) Wireshark
14 156 (12.86%) VoIP
15 153 (12.61%) Cisco IOS
16 144 (11.87%) Cisco Firepower
17 139 (11.46%) VLAN
18 133 (10.96%) Wi-Fi
19 112 (9.23%) EIGRP
20 111 (9.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.99%) MySQL
3 10 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.33%) Big Data
7 2 (0.16%) Informix
7 2 (0.16%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.082%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.082%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 42 (3.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.16%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.082%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.082%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.082%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.082%) JIRA
General
1 125 (10.31%) Retail
2 90 (7.42%) Telecoms
3 40 (3.30%) Finance
4 34 (2.80%) Banking
5 12 (0.99%) Advertising
6 11 (0.91%) Legal
7 9 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.33%) Law
8 4 (0.33%) Local Government
8 4 (0.33%) Marketing
9 3 (0.25%) Automotive
9 3 (0.25%) Games
10 2 (0.16%) Billing
10 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.082%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.082%) French Language
11 1 (0.082%) German Language
11 1 (0.082%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.082%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 625 (51.53%) Network Engineer
2 136 (11.21%) Senior Network Engineer
3 133 (10.96%) Architect
4 120 (9.89%) Cisco Engineer
5 117 (9.65%) Analyst
6 103 (8.49%) Security Engineer
7 92 (7.58%) Consultant
8 86 (7.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 82 (6.76%) Network Security Engineer
10 81 (6.68%) Network Architect
11 77 (6.35%) Network Analyst
12 67 (5.52%) Security Consultant
13 63 (5.19%) Support Engineer
14 61 (5.03%) Security Analyst
15 57 (4.70%) Solutions Architect
16 53 (4.37%) Cisco Architect
17 52 (4.29%) Cisco Network Architect
18 50 (4.12%) Network Security Analyst
19 49 (4.04%) Cisco Consultant
20 48 (3.96%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.82%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.49%) Web Services
3 2 (0.16%) Flash
4 1 (0.082%) CSS
4 1 (0.082%) LDAP
4 1 (0.082%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.082%) RFC 2547
4 1 (0.082%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.082%) Spring
4 1 (0.082%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 344 (28.36%) Data Centre
2 121 (9.98%) Self-Motivation
3 85 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (3.54%) Security Operations Centre
5 33 (2.72%) Cyberthreat
6 27 (2.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 21 (1.73%) Private Cloud
8 18 (1.48%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.40%) Clustering
9 17 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
9 17 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.32%) NHS
10 16 (1.32%) PKI
11 12 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 12 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (0.91%) e-Learning
13 10 (0.82%) Handset
13 10 (0.82%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.82%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.74%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 149 (12.28%) Windows
2 96 (7.91%) Windows Server
3 91 (7.50%) Linux
4 48 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.07%) Unix
8 11 (0.91%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.74%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.25%) Debian
11 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.16%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.082%) CentOS
13 1 (0.082%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.082%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (15.66%) ITIL
2 157 (12.94%) Presales
3 154 (12.70%) Load Balancing
4 143 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
5 123 (10.14%) Network Management
6 120 (9.89%) Mentoring
7 103 (8.49%) Network Design
8 99 (8.16%) Information Security
9 92 (7.58%) Network Monitoring
10 91 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
11 90 (7.42%) Change Management
12 86 (7.09%) SIEM
13 71 (5.85%) Web Filtering
14 70 (5.77%) Security Operations
15 67 (5.52%) Project Management
16 64 (5.28%) Cybersecurity
16 64 (5.28%) Root Cause Analysis
16 64 (5.28%) Technical Leadership
17 63 (5.19%) Service Management
18 61 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 63 (5.19%) Python
2 34 (2.80%) SQL
3 23 (1.90%) Perl
4 15 (1.24%) Bash Shell
4 15 (1.24%) C
5 10 (0.82%) PowerShell
6 7 (0.58%) Tcl
7 2 (0.16%) VBScript
8 1 (0.082%) Java
8 1 (0.082%) R
8 1 (0.082%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,213 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 536 (44.19%) CCNA
3 229 (18.88%) CCIE
4 139 (11.46%) CCDP
5 120 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 110 (9.07%) Security Cleared
7 108 (8.90%) MCSE
8 104 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 93 (7.67%) SC Cleared
10 91 (7.50%) Degree
11 90 (7.42%) CCSA
12 86 (7.09%) CISSP
13 75 (6.18%) SSCP
14 71 (5.85%) JNCIS
15 60 (4.95%) VCAP
16 57 (4.70%) JNCIP
17 54 (4.45%) CCIE Security
18 50 (4.12%) ISSAP
18 50 (4.12%) SANS
19 48 (3.96%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.51%) SLA
2 38 (3.13%) PMO
3 32 (2.64%) GDPR
4 26 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.91%) QA
5 11 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.16%) GPG13
8 2 (0.16%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.16%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.082%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 146 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (6.02%) Active Directory
3 37 (3.05%) Hyper-V
4 35 (2.89%) VMware NSX
5 23 (1.90%) vSphere
6 14 (1.15%) XenApp
7 9 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.74%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.49%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.33%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.16%) pfSense
12 1 (0.082%) Firmware
12 1 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 77 (6.35%) Stealthwatch
2 59 (4.86%) Cisco Prime
3 53 (4.37%) Nagios
4 28 (2.31%) Cisco LMS
4 28 (2.31%) Opsview
4 28 (2.31%) RSA Security Analytics
5 22 (1.81%) FortiGate
6 20 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
7 19 (1.57%) AirWatch
8 16 (1.32%) vCenter Server
9 15 (1.24%) SCOrch
10 12 (0.99%) SCVMM
11 11 (0.91%) Nessus
12 10 (0.82%) Cacti
12 10 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
12 10 (0.82%) Linux-HA
13 7 (0.58%) ArcSight ESM
13 7 (0.58%) RANCID
14 6 (0.49%) QRadar
14 6 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1,118 (92.17%) Cisco
2 353 (29.10%) CheckPoint
3 338 (27.86%) Juniper
4 254 (20.94%) VMware
5 242 (19.95%) F5
6 207 (17.07%) Palo Alto
7 170 (14.01%) Microsoft
7 170 (14.01%) SolarWinds
8 131 (10.80%) Fortinet
9 113 (9.32%) Meraki
10 80 (6.60%) Symantec
11 76 (6.27%) HP
12 70 (5.77%) Citrix
13 48 (3.96%) Red Hat
14 47 (3.87%) Aruba
15 39 (3.22%) NetApp
16 36 (2.97%) Splunk
17 35 (2.89%) Blue Coat
18 33 (2.72%) IronPort
19 32 (2.64%) Extreme Networks