Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 193 175
Rank change year-on-year -67 -18 -1
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,279 1,753 2,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.28% 1.74% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 6.77% 6.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,046 1,510 2,039
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.97% +0.56% -4.26%
10th Percentile £33,125 £32,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £64,000
UK median annual salary £50,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.50% - +3.09%

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 24,319 25,912 33,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.33% 25.68% 28.64%
Number of salaries quoted 18,194 20,320 26,241
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,900 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,802 £24,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -94 389 £50,000 - 27
Midlands +11 287 £45,000 - 26
North of England -69 264 £47,000 +4.44% 44
West Midlands +2 188 £52,500 +15.38% 17
North West -38 163 £47,500 +5.56% 28
South West +29 152 £45,000 +5.88% 7
East of England -38 132 £46,056 -3.04% 27
East Midlands +35 99 £41,500 -7.78% 9
Yorkshire -49 88 £45,000 -7.22% 16
Scotland -11 60 £41,250 -13.16% 6
Wales -5 27 £47,500 +20.25% 5
North East -27 13 £65,000 +47.73%
Northern Ireland -2 3 - - 1
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 1,279 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,149 (89.84%) Cisco
3 732 (57.23%) Firewall
4 652 (50.98%) CCNA
5 592 (46.29%) WAN
6 505 (39.48%) LAN
7 375 (29.32%) Wireless
8 369 (28.85%) Data Centre
9 362 (28.30%) Juniper
10 351 (27.44%) Cisco ASA
11 344 (26.90%) VPN
12 336 (26.27%) ITIL
13 320 (25.02%) VMware
14 317 (24.78%) CheckPoint
15 313 (24.47%) F5
16 310 (24.24%) OSPF
17 305 (23.85%) MPLS
18 287 (22.44%) BGP
19 255 (19.94%) Cisco Nexus
20 248 (19.39%) Network Security
21 231 (18.06%) Windows
22 215 (16.81%) Presales
23 212 (16.58%) VMware Infrastructure
23 212 (16.58%) Load Balancing
24 206 (16.11%) Microsoft
24 206 (16.11%) CCIE
25 178 (13.92%) SolarWinds
26 173 (13.53%) DNS
27 169 (13.21%) VLAN
27 169 (13.21%) 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 42 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 17 (1.33%) IIS
2 17 (1.33%) Skype for Business
3 10 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.63%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.078%) nginx
Applications
1 60 (4.69%) MS Visio
2 50 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 105 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (3.75%) Office 365
4 35 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.86%) SaaS
6 6 (0.47%) IaaS
6 6 (0.47%) PaaS
7 3 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.23%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.16%) Akamai
8 2 (0.16%) G Suite
9 1 (0.078%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 732 (57.23%) Firewall
2 592 (46.29%) WAN
3 505 (39.48%) LAN
4 375 (29.32%) Wireless
5 351 (27.44%) Cisco ASA
6 344 (26.90%) VPN
7 310 (24.24%) OSPF
8 305 (23.85%) MPLS
9 287 (22.44%) BGP
10 255 (19.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 248 (19.39%) Network Security
12 173 (13.53%) DNS
13 169 (13.21%) VLAN
14 152 (11.88%) VoIP
15 145 (11.34%) Cisco IOS
16 133 (10.40%) TCP/IP
17 132 (10.32%) WLAN
18 131 (10.24%) Wireshark
19 124 (9.70%) DHCP
20 122 (9.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.16%) Big Data
2 2 (0.16%) MySQL
2 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 86 (6.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
General
1 132 (10.32%) Finance
2 89 (6.96%) Retail
3 42 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.41%) Legal
6 17 (1.33%) Marketing
7 12 (0.94%) Banking
8 10 (0.78%) Electronics
9 9 (0.70%) Aerospace
9 9 (0.70%) Games
10 7 (0.55%) Law
11 5 (0.39%) Advertising
11 5 (0.39%) Billing
12 4 (0.31%) Military
13 2 (0.16%) French Language
13 2 (0.16%) German Language
13 2 (0.16%) Polish Language
13 2 (0.16%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.078%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 670 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 216 (16.89%) Senior Network Engineer
3 171 (13.37%) Cisco Engineer
4 151 (11.81%) Architect
5 149 (11.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 117 (9.15%) Security Engineer
7 109 (8.52%) Solutions Architect
8 92 (7.19%) Consultant
9 81 (6.33%) Network Security Engineer
10 78 (6.10%) Network Architect
11 74 (5.79%) Security Architect
12 68 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 67 (5.24%) Security Solutions Architect
14 58 (4.53%) Cisco Consultant
15 56 (4.38%) Network Consultant
15 56 (4.38%) Network Specialist
16 53 (4.14%) Analyst
17 50 (3.91%) Support Engineer
18 40 (3.13%) Network Support
19 39 (3.05%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.56%) LDAP
2 17 (1.33%) 802.1X
3 9 (0.70%) Flash
4 6 (0.47%) Web Services
5 5 (0.39%) COM
6 2 (0.16%) HTML
6 2 (0.16%) XML
6 2 (0.16%) XMPP
7 1 (0.078%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 369 (28.85%) Data Centre
2 96 (7.51%) Self-Motivation
3 91 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (4.69%) Cyberthreat
5 50 (3.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 50 (3.91%) Driving Licence
6 44 (3.44%) Management Information System
7 40 (3.13%) PKI
8 35 (2.74%) NHS
9 29 (2.27%) Computer Science
10 27 (2.11%) Private Cloud
11 19 (1.49%) Cyberattack
12 16 (1.25%) FlexPod
13 14 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (1.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 12 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
16 11 (0.86%) Clustering
16 11 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
16 11 (0.86%) Virtual Team
17 9 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 231 (18.06%) Windows
2 127 (9.93%) Linux
3 125 (9.77%) Windows Server
4 61 (4.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.41%) Unix
8 11 (0.86%) FreeBSD
9 9 (0.70%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.39%) Debian
10 5 (0.39%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.31%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.23%) CentOS
12 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.16%) Android
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.078%) CatOS
14 1 (0.078%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.078%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (26.27%) ITIL
2 215 (16.81%) Presales
3 212 (16.58%) Load Balancing
4 143 (11.18%) Network Design
5 141 (11.02%) Network Monitoring
6 131 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
6 131 (10.24%) SIEM
7 128 (10.01%) Network Management
8 126 (9.85%) Incident Management
9 118 (9.23%) Service Management
10 107 (8.37%) Service Delivery
11 93 (7.27%) ITIL V3
12 87 (6.80%) Change Management
13 85 (6.65%) Kalman Filter
14 82 (6.41%) Information Security
15 73 (5.71%) Network Architecture
16 70 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
17 68 (5.32%) Mentoring
18 67 (5.24%) Problem Management
19 64 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 70 (5.47%) Python
2 31 (2.42%) SQL
3 29 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 20 (1.56%) C
5 9 (0.70%) Bash Shell
5 9 (0.70%) VBScript
6 5 (0.39%) Perl
7 1 (0.078%) Java
7 1 (0.078%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,279 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 652 (50.98%) CCNA
3 206 (16.11%) CCIE
4 169 (13.21%) CCDP
5 129 (10.09%) Security Cleared
6 115 (8.99%) Degree
7 112 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 112 (8.76%) SC Cleared
8 97 (7.58%) MCSE
9 93 (7.27%) CISSP
10 66 (5.16%) JNCIP
11 63 (4.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 50 (3.91%) CCSP
13 49 (3.83%) MCSA
14 40 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
15 33 (2.58%) CCSE
15 33 (2.58%) JNCIS
16 30 (2.35%) ISSAP
17 28 (2.19%) CCDA
17 28 (2.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (8.37%) SLA
2 38 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (2.19%) Cyber Essentials
4 12 (0.94%) PMO
4 12 (0.94%) QA
5 8 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.47%) GPG13
7 5 (0.39%) GDPR
7 5 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.078%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.078%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.078%) RMADS
System Software
1 212 (16.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 130 (10.16%) Active Directory
3 57 (4.46%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.35%) VMware NSX
5 25 (1.95%) Firmware
5 25 (1.95%) vSphere
6 16 (1.25%) XenApp
7 8 (0.63%) ProxySG
7 8 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.31%) pfSense
10 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.23%) XenServer
11 1 (0.078%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.078%) KVM
11 1 (0.078%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.078%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 85 (6.65%) Cisco Prime
2 72 (5.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 43 (3.36%) Nagios
4 39 (3.05%) Cisco UCCX
5 36 (2.81%) QRadar
6 33 (2.58%) Cisco LMS
6 33 (2.58%) Opsview
7 31 (2.42%) FortiGate
8 25 (1.95%) SCCM
9 22 (1.72%) WhatsUp Gold
10 16 (1.25%) CASB
10 16 (1.25%) Nessus
11 13 (1.02%) RSA Security Analytics
12 12 (0.94%) TrustSec
13 10 (0.78%) SCVMM
14 8 (0.63%) Puppet
15 7 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
15 7 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
15 7 (0.55%) vCenter Server
16 4 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,149 (89.84%) Cisco
2 362 (28.30%) Juniper
3 320 (25.02%) VMware
4 317 (24.78%) CheckPoint
5 313 (24.47%) F5
6 206 (16.11%) Microsoft
7 178 (13.92%) SolarWinds
8 166 (12.98%) Fortinet
9 145 (11.34%) HP
10 134 (10.48%) Palo Alto
11 119 (9.30%) Citrix
12 93 (7.27%) Meraki
13 71 (5.55%) Forcepoint
14 64 (5.00%) Riverbed
15 60 (4.69%) Blue Coat
16 50 (3.91%) Aruba
17 49 (3.83%) Tufin
18 34 (2.66%) Avaya
18 34 (2.66%) Brocade
19 33 (2.58%) Splunk