Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 134 261
Rank change year-on-year -90 +127 -53
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 457 2,108 1,259
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.31% 2.57% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.58% 9.77% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 429 1,484 1,091
Median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,575 £34,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £56,645 £51,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +11.07% -2.86% +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 8,184 21,578 23,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.48% 26.30% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5,875 15,419 17,512
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing CCNP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing CCNP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 -14 166 £50,000 -10.71% 18
North of England -155 101 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Midlands -14 75 £52,500 +5.00% 22
East of England +18 53 £54,000 +2.86% 5
West Midlands -7 53 £50,000 - 21
North West +37 52 £52,000 +6.67% 6
South West +72 44 £65,000 +38.86% 9
Yorkshire -115 40 £47,000 +17.50% 2
East Midlands +39 22 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Scotland +61 16 £53,750 -14.00% 2
North East -1 9 £37,500 -40.00%
Wales +38 2 £58,750 +56.67% 1
Northern Ireland +23 1 £50,000 +25.00%
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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.

1 457 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 374 (81.84%) Cisco
3 260 (56.89%) Firewall
4 248 (54.27%) CCNA
5 243 (53.17%) WAN
6 216 (47.26%) LAN
7 127 (27.79%) Cisco ASA
8 125 (27.35%) VPN
8 125 (27.35%) BGP
8 125 (27.35%) MPLS
9 124 (27.13%) Wireless
9 124 (27.13%) Data Centre
10 110 (24.07%) OSPF
11 105 (22.98%) VMware
12 99 (21.66%) Juniper
13 88 (19.26%) CCIE
14 87 (19.04%) Palo Alto
15 86 (18.82%) VLAN
16 82 (17.94%) Network Security
17 76 (16.63%) Windows
18 69 (15.10%) Microsoft
19 68 (14.88%) ITIL
20 67 (14.66%) VoIP
21 65 (14.22%) CheckPoint
21 65 (14.22%) Cisco Nexus
22 63 (13.79%) Network Design
23 62 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
24 60 (13.13%) TCP/IP
25 58 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
26 56 (12.25%) 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 11 (2.41%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.88%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.88%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.66%) IIS
5 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.22%) Apache
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) assyst
1 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.50%) Azure
2 25 (5.47%) Office 365
3 16 (3.50%) AWS
4 8 (1.75%) SaaS
5 7 (1.53%) IaaS
6 5 (1.09%) GCP
7 4 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.66%) PaaS
9 2 (0.44%) Slack
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Akamai
10 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 260 (56.89%) Firewall
2 243 (53.17%) WAN
3 216 (47.26%) LAN
4 127 (27.79%) Cisco ASA
5 125 (27.35%) BGP
5 125 (27.35%) MPLS
5 125 (27.35%) VPN
6 124 (27.13%) Wireless
7 110 (24.07%) OSPF
8 86 (18.82%) VLAN
9 82 (17.94%) Network Security
10 67 (14.66%) VoIP
11 65 (14.22%) Cisco Nexus
12 60 (13.13%) TCP/IP
13 56 (12.25%) EIGRP
14 54 (11.82%) IPsec
15 49 (10.72%) Wi-Fi
16 42 (9.19%) Cisco Firepower
17 41 (8.97%) Cisco ISE
17 41 (8.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.97%) Big Data
3 2 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.22%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.88%) WebScarab
3 3 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.44%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 30 (6.56%) Finance
2 26 (5.69%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.47%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.31%) Military
5 5 (1.09%) Law
6 4 (0.88%) Banking
6 4 (0.88%) Local Government
6 4 (0.88%) Retail
7 3 (0.66%) Korean Language
8 2 (0.44%) Advertising
8 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 275 (60.18%) Network Engineer
2 87 (19.04%) Senior Network Engineer
3 40 (8.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 32 (7.00%) Architect
5 30 (6.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 27 (5.91%) Support Engineer
7 26 (5.69%) Consultant
8 25 (5.47%) Analyst
9 22 (4.81%) Network Architect
9 22 (4.81%) Security Engineer
10 20 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 18 (3.94%) Network Analyst
11 18 (3.94%) Network Consultant
12 17 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.50%) Network Security Engineer
14 15 (3.28%) Network Manager
15 14 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
15 14 (3.06%) Network Design Engineer
16 13 (2.84%) IT Engineer
17 11 (2.41%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.06%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.88%) CSS
2 4 (0.88%) OAuth
2 4 (0.88%) OAuth2
2 4 (0.88%) OpenID
2 4 (0.88%) SAML
3 1 (0.22%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.22%) HTML
3 1 (0.22%) jQuery
3 1 (0.22%) RESTful
3 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 124 (27.13%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (2.19%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.31%) Driving Licence
5 6 (1.31%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.09%) NHS
6 5 (1.09%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.88%) Cloud Native
7 4 (0.88%) Clustering
7 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.88%) PKI
7 4 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.66%) CESG
9 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.22%) IPTV
9 1 (0.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.63%) Windows
2 35 (7.66%) Linux
3 23 (5.03%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.72%) Unix
5 12 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.66%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.22%) SUSE
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (14.88%) ITIL
2 63 (13.79%) Network Design
3 62 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
4 48 (10.50%) Mentoring
5 41 (8.97%) Presales
6 39 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 32 (7.00%) Network Management
8 27 (5.91%) Change Management
9 26 (5.69%) Load Balancing
10 25 (5.47%) Cybersecurity
11 24 (5.25%) Information Security
11 24 (5.25%) Project Delivery
12 23 (5.03%) Incident Management
13 21 (4.60%) Technical Leadership
14 17 (3.72%) Customer Requirements
14 17 (3.72%) Network Monitoring
15 16 (3.50%) Migration
16 15 (3.28%) Analytics
17 14 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (2.84%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.47%) Python
2 9 (1.97%) SQL
3 6 (1.31%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.44%) C
4 2 (0.44%) C++
4 2 (0.44%) Perl
4 2 (0.44%) PHP
5 1 (0.22%) Ada
5 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.22%) C#
5 1 (0.22%) Java
5 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 457 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 248 (54.27%) CCNA
3 88 (19.26%) CCIE
4 53 (11.60%) Security Cleared
5 51 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (9.85%) MCSE
7 44 (9.63%) CCDP
8 41 (8.97%) JNCIS
9 39 (8.53%) SC Cleared
10 36 (7.88%) Degree
11 29 (6.35%) JNCIA
12 18 (3.94%) JNCIP
12 18 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (3.72%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 17 (3.72%) MCSA
14 16 (3.50%) DV Cleared
15 14 (3.06%) CISSP
16 11 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (2.41%) MCITP
17 8 (1.75%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.78%) SLA
2 12 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.88%) GDPR
5 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 58 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (5.91%) Hyper-V
3 25 (5.47%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.28%) Docker
4 15 (3.28%) VMware NSX
5 8 (1.75%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.09%) Firmware
7 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.22%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (6.56%) FortiGate
2 28 (6.13%) Kubernetes
3 19 (4.16%) Ansible
4 18 (3.94%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (1.97%) SCCM
6 8 (1.75%) Nessus
7 5 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.09%) Nagios
7 5 (1.09%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.88%) Cisco CME
8 4 (0.88%) Core Impact
8 4 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.88%) Nexpose
9 3 (0.66%) CASB
9 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.66%) Puppet
9 3 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 374 (81.84%) Cisco
2 105 (22.98%) VMware
3 99 (21.66%) Juniper
4 87 (19.04%) Palo Alto
5 69 (15.10%) Microsoft
6 65 (14.22%) CheckPoint
7 42 (9.19%) Meraki
8 38 (8.32%) SolarWinds
9 36 (7.88%) Fortinet
10 30 (6.56%) Citrix
11 29 (6.35%) HP
12 27 (5.91%) F5
13 21 (4.60%) Brocade
14 20 (4.38%) Aruba
15 13 (2.84%) Riverbed
16 11 (2.41%) BT
17 9 (1.97%) Foundry
17 9 (1.97%) Sophos
18 8 (1.75%) Dell
19 7 (1.53%) NetApp