Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 247 223 251
Rank change year-on-year -24 +28 -80
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 790 1,305 1,346
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.19% 1.57% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.17% 5.87% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 705 1,170 1,178
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £74,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,909 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.77% +15.00% +2.04%

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 15,267 22,219 25,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 22.95% 26.69% 24.44%
Number of salaries quoted 11,173 16,022 19,164
Median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
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 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +20 354 £52,250 -5.00% 37
North of England -53 140 £47,000 -10.48% 39
Midlands -31 127 £52,500 +10.53% 31
East of England +14 78 £54,000 +13.68% 7
South West +6 70 £60,000 +30.59% 9
North West -7 68 £45,000 -15.09% 16
East Midlands +23 65 £47,250 +18.13% 7
West Midlands -52 61 £52,500 +10.53% 24
Yorkshire -42 58 £50,000 +8.70% 21
Scotland -14 20 £50,000 -24.53% 7
North East -32 14 £41,958 -40.06% 2
Northern Ireland +18 2 £45,000 +12.50% 1
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 790 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 645 (81.65%) Cisco
3 470 (59.49%) Firewall
4 386 (48.86%) CCNA
5 336 (42.53%) WAN
6 292 (36.96%) LAN
7 229 (28.99%) BGP
8 221 (27.97%) Juniper
9 212 (26.84%) Data Centre
10 190 (24.05%) MPLS
10 190 (24.05%) Cisco ASA
11 188 (23.80%) VPN
12 183 (23.16%) Wireless
12 183 (23.16%) VMware
13 182 (23.04%) OSPF
14 161 (20.38%) Network Security
15 142 (17.97%) ITIL
16 141 (17.85%) Windows
17 134 (16.96%) CheckPoint
18 125 (15.82%) CCIE
19 123 (15.57%) Palo Alto
20 121 (15.32%) Microsoft
21 119 (15.06%) VMware Infrastructure
22 118 (14.94%) Cisco Nexus
23 117 (14.81%) TCP/IP
24 109 (13.80%) VLAN
25 105 (13.29%) Security Cleared
26 103 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
27 102 (12.91%) Azure
28 98 (12.41%) CCDP

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 18 (2.28%) MS Exchange
2 14 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.89%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.63%) IIS
7 3 (0.38%) Confluence
8 2 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.51%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 102 (12.91%) Azure
2 50 (6.33%) Office 365
3 37 (4.68%) AWS
4 17 (2.15%) SaaS
5 6 (0.76%) Slack
6 5 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.63%) GCP
7 4 (0.51%) IaaS
8 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.25%) G Suite
9 2 (0.25%) GitHub
9 2 (0.25%) Stackdriver
10 1 (0.13%) Akamai
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 470 (59.49%) Firewall
2 336 (42.53%) WAN
3 292 (36.96%) LAN
4 229 (28.99%) BGP
5 190 (24.05%) Cisco ASA
5 190 (24.05%) MPLS
6 188 (23.80%) VPN
7 183 (23.16%) Wireless
8 182 (23.04%) OSPF
9 161 (20.38%) Network Security
10 118 (14.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 117 (14.81%) TCP/IP
12 109 (13.80%) VLAN
13 95 (12.03%) DNS
14 93 (11.77%) IPsec
15 77 (9.75%) Cisco ISE
16 66 (8.35%) VoIP
17 63 (7.97%) Internet
18 61 (7.72%) Cisco Firepower
19 59 (7.47%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.03%) Big Data
3 6 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.25%) MySQL
6 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (1.14%) JIRA
2 7 (0.89%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.25%) WebScarab
5 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 58 (7.34%) Telecoms
2 47 (5.95%) Finance
3 40 (5.06%) Public Sector
4 13 (1.65%) Retail
5 8 (1.01%) Banking
5 8 (1.01%) Local Government
6 6 (0.76%) Aerospace
6 6 (0.76%) Military
7 3 (0.38%) Advertising
7 3 (0.38%) Law
7 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.38%) Police
8 2 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 418 (52.91%) Network Engineer
2 119 (15.06%) Senior Network Engineer
3 113 (14.30%) Cisco Engineer
4 73 (9.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 59 (7.47%) Security Engineer
6 56 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 55 (6.96%) Consultant
8 48 (6.08%) Architect
8 48 (6.08%) Support Engineer
9 35 (4.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 35 (4.43%) Network Consultant
10 32 (4.05%) Network Security Engineer
11 31 (3.92%) Analyst
12 27 (3.42%) Cisco Support
12 27 (3.42%) Cisco Support Engineer
12 27 (3.42%) Network Architect
13 24 (3.04%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 23 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
14 23 (2.91%) Juniper Engineer
15 22 (2.78%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.53%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.63%) LDAP
2 5 (0.63%) XMPP
3 4 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (0.51%) jQuery
3 4 (0.51%) RESTful
4 3 (0.38%) CSS
5 2 (0.25%) Apache Flex
5 2 (0.25%) OAuth
5 2 (0.25%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.25%) OpenID
5 2 (0.25%) SAML
6 1 (0.13%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (0.13%) HTML
6 1 (0.13%) REST
6 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 212 (26.84%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (1.65%) Public Cloud
7 11 (1.39%) Driving Licence
7 11 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (1.27%) Cyberattack
8 10 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.14%) e-Learning
10 8 (1.01%) PKI
10 8 (1.01%) Wiki
11 6 (0.76%) NHS
12 5 (0.63%) Clustering
12 5 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.63%) Handset
13 4 (0.51%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 141 (17.85%) Windows
2 69 (8.73%) Linux
3 63 (7.97%) Windows Server
4 40 (5.06%) Windows 10
5 36 (4.56%) Unix
6 27 (3.42%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.03%) Windows Server 2019
9 14 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.65%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.76%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.63%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.13%) CatOS
15 1 (0.13%) CentOS
15 1 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (17.97%) ITIL
2 103 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
3 94 (11.90%) Network Design
4 76 (9.62%) Presales
5 75 (9.49%) Network Management
6 72 (9.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 71 (8.99%) Load Balancing
8 67 (8.48%) Mentoring
9 63 (7.97%) Cybersecurity
10 58 (7.34%) Network Monitoring
11 57 (7.22%) Information Security
12 41 (5.19%) Project Delivery
13 39 (4.94%) SIEM
13 39 (4.94%) Technical Leadership
14 37 (4.68%) Migration
15 35 (4.43%) Change Management
15 35 (4.43%) Computer Science
16 33 (4.18%) Root Cause Analysis
17 31 (3.92%) Incident Management
17 31 (3.92%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.19%) Python
2 24 (3.04%) PowerShell
3 17 (2.15%) SQL
4 10 (1.27%) PHP
5 8 (1.01%) C
6 7 (0.89%) Bash Shell
6 7 (0.89%) Perl
7 6 (0.76%) C++
8 4 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.51%) VB
9 3 (0.38%) Ruby
10 2 (0.25%) Ada
10 2 (0.25%) C#
10 2 (0.25%) Java
10 2 (0.25%) VBScript
11 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 790 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 386 (48.86%) CCNA
3 125 (15.82%) CCIE
4 105 (13.29%) Security Cleared
5 98 (12.41%) CCDP
6 94 (11.90%) Degree
7 89 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 70 (8.86%) JNCIS
9 69 (8.73%) JNCIA
10 63 (7.97%) MCSE
11 56 (7.09%) SC Cleared
12 46 (5.82%) JNCIP
13 38 (4.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 33 (4.18%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 33 (4.18%) CISSP
14 33 (4.18%) MCSA
15 26 (3.29%) CISM
16 20 (2.53%) CCSE
17 19 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
18 18 (2.28%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.96%) SLA
2 27 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.27%) GDPR
4 8 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.51%) GPG13
6 4 (0.51%) QA
7 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 119 (15.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (9.49%) Active Directory
3 49 (6.20%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.91%) Docker
5 21 (2.66%) VMware NSX
6 10 (1.27%) vSphere
7 8 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.76%) XenApp
9 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.51%) Firmware
10 4 (0.51%) vCloud
11 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.25%) pfSense
13 1 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.13%) KVM
13 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (5.95%) Cisco Prime
2 27 (3.42%) FortiGate
3 26 (3.29%) Ansible
4 22 (2.78%) Kubernetes
5 21 (2.66%) SCCM
5 21 (2.66%) vCenter Server
6 18 (2.28%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (1.90%) SolarWinds Orion
8 14 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
10 9 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (1.14%) Puppet
11 7 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
11 7 (0.89%) Nagios
11 7 (0.89%) Nessus
11 7 (0.89%) Terraform
12 5 (0.63%) WSUS
12 5 (0.63%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.51%) Grafana
13 4 (0.51%) Icinga
Vendors
1 645 (81.65%) Cisco
2 221 (27.97%) Juniper
3 183 (23.16%) VMware
4 134 (16.96%) CheckPoint
5 123 (15.57%) Palo Alto
6 121 (15.32%) Microsoft
7 93 (11.77%) SolarWinds
8 78 (9.87%) Meraki
9 72 (9.11%) Citrix
10 71 (8.99%) F5
11 59 (7.47%) HP
12 53 (6.71%) Fortinet
13 36 (4.56%) Brocade
14 23 (2.91%) NetApp
15 19 (2.41%) Dell
15 19 (2.41%) Forcepoint
15 19 (2.41%) Huawei
16 17 (2.15%) Blue Coat
16 17 (2.15%) Riverbed
17 16 (2.03%) BT