Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 217 186
Rank change year-on-year -47 -31 0
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,195 1,523 2,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.29% 1.57% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.21% 6.10% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 961 1,321 1,863
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,679 £31,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 22,919 24,965 30,906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.79% 25.75% 28.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17,004 19,725 24,349
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -55 353 £49,985 -0.03% 53
Midlands +28 252 £52,500 +10.53% 47
North of England -84 207 £47,500 +5.56% 52
West Midlands +37 174 £55,000 +13.40% 35
East of England +15 172 £45,000 -10.00% 20
North West -33 140 £47,500 +5.56% 34
South West +17 139 £42,500 -5.56% 26
East Midlands -4 78 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Scotland +4 60 £45,750 -8.50% 12
Yorkshire -83 55 £45,000 - 12
Wales -16 24 £47,500 +21.02% 2
North East -11 12 £65,000 +38.30% 6
Northern Ireland +1 3 - -
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 1,195 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,074 (89.87%) Cisco
3 728 (60.92%) Firewall
4 554 (46.36%) CCNA
5 518 (43.35%) WAN
6 444 (37.15%) LAN
7 363 (30.38%) Juniper
8 358 (29.96%) Data Centre
9 318 (26.61%) CheckPoint
10 314 (26.28%) Cisco ASA
11 311 (26.03%) BGP
12 306 (25.61%) Wireless
13 293 (24.52%) OSPF
14 275 (23.01%) MPLS
15 270 (22.59%) VMware
16 267 (22.34%) VPN
17 256 (21.42%) Network Security
18 249 (20.84%) Cisco Nexus
19 248 (20.75%) F5
20 217 (18.16%) ITIL
21 215 (17.99%) CCIE
22 174 (14.56%) Microsoft
23 173 (14.48%) Windows
24 169 (14.14%) Presales
25 167 (13.97%) Wireshark
26 164 (13.72%) Load Balancing
27 162 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
27 162 (13.56%) Fortinet
27 162 (13.56%) CCDP
28 149 (12.47%) SolarWinds

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 39 (3.26%) MS Exchange
2 19 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
2 19 (1.59%) Skype for Business
3 17 (1.42%) IIS
4 13 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.084%) Apache
7 1 (0.084%) Confluence
7 1 (0.084%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.084%) nginx
Applications
1 41 (3.43%) MS Visio
2 36 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 70 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (3.26%) Office 365
4 26 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.75%) SaaS
6 4 (0.33%) G Suite
6 4 (0.33%) OpenDNS
7 3 (0.25%) IaaS
7 3 (0.25%) PaaS
8 1 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.084%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.084%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 728 (60.92%) Firewall
2 518 (43.35%) WAN
3 444 (37.15%) LAN
4 314 (26.28%) Cisco ASA
5 311 (26.03%) BGP
6 306 (25.61%) Wireless
7 293 (24.52%) OSPF
8 275 (23.01%) MPLS
9 267 (22.34%) VPN
10 256 (21.42%) Network Security
11 249 (20.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 167 (13.97%) Wireshark
13 148 (12.38%) Cisco IOS
14 140 (11.72%) TCP/IP
15 121 (10.13%) DNS
15 121 (10.13%) EIGRP
16 115 (9.62%) VLAN
17 112 (9.37%) VoIP
18 110 (9.21%) WLAN
19 93 (7.78%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.33%) Big Data
4 2 (0.17%) MySQL
5 1 (0.084%) Informix
5 1 (0.084%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 84 (7.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.084%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.084%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.084%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.084%) JIRA
General
1 126 (10.54%) Retail
2 70 (5.86%) Finance
3 61 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.26%) Banking
5 15 (1.26%) Legal
6 14 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.75%) Marketing
8 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.33%) Billing
9 3 (0.25%) Advertising
9 3 (0.25%) Electronics
10 2 (0.17%) Automotive
10 2 (0.17%) Law
10 2 (0.17%) Local Government
11 1 (0.084%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.084%) French Language
11 1 (0.084%) Games
11 1 (0.084%) German Language
11 1 (0.084%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.084%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 642 (53.72%) Network Engineer
2 176 (14.73%) Senior Network Engineer
3 145 (12.13%) Architect
3 145 (12.13%) Cisco Engineer
4 119 (9.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 111 (9.29%) Security Engineer
6 96 (8.03%) Analyst
7 91 (7.62%) Solutions Architect
8 84 (7.03%) Network Security Engineer
9 79 (6.61%) Consultant
10 69 (5.77%) Security Architect
11 66 (5.52%) Network Architect
12 51 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 51 (4.27%) Security Solutions Architect
13 47 (3.93%) Project Engineer
13 47 (3.93%) Support Engineer
14 46 (3.85%) Network Analyst
15 44 (3.68%) Cisco Consultant
16 40 (3.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 39 (3.26%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.75%) 802.1X
2 8 (0.67%) Flash
2 8 (0.67%) LDAP
3 5 (0.42%) Web Services
4 4 (0.33%) COM
5 2 (0.17%) XMPP
6 1 (0.084%) CSS
6 1 (0.084%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.084%) RFC 2547
6 1 (0.084%) Spring
6 1 (0.084%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.084%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 358 (29.96%) Data Centre
2 121 (10.13%) Self-Motivation
3 99 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (5.69%) Cyberthreat
5 48 (4.02%) Computer Science
6 45 (3.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 43 (3.60%) Driving Licence
8 36 (3.01%) PKI
9 33 (2.76%) NHS
10 32 (2.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 26 (2.18%) Management Information System
12 18 (1.51%) Security Operations Centre
12 18 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
13 17 (1.42%) Virtual Team
14 13 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
15 11 (0.92%) Cyberattack
16 9 (0.75%) BBC
16 9 (0.75%) Clustering
16 9 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 173 (14.48%) Windows
2 110 (9.21%) Windows Server
3 104 (8.70%) Linux
4 63 (5.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.09%) FreeBSD
7 9 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.67%) Unix
8 8 (0.67%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.59%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.33%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.17%) CentOS
12 2 (0.17%) Debian
12 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.084%) Android
13 1 (0.084%) CatOS
13 1 (0.084%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.084%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (18.16%) ITIL
2 169 (14.14%) Presales
3 164 (13.72%) Load Balancing
4 133 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
5 131 (10.96%) Network Design
6 129 (10.79%) SIEM
7 119 (9.96%) Network Management
7 119 (9.96%) Network Monitoring
8 117 (9.79%) Information Security
9 108 (9.04%) Incident Management
10 90 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 88 (7.36%) Kalman Filter
12 86 (7.20%) Service Management
13 85 (7.11%) Root Cause Analysis
14 78 (6.53%) Service Delivery
15 74 (6.19%) Mentoring
16 68 (5.69%) Migration
17 66 (5.52%) Cybersecurity
18 63 (5.27%) Project Management
19 59 (4.94%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 84 (7.03%) Python
2 29 (2.43%) SQL
3 23 (1.92%) C
4 22 (1.84%) PowerShell
5 15 (1.26%) Perl
6 9 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.67%) VBScript
8 3 (0.25%) Tcl
9 2 (0.17%) Ruby
10 1 (0.084%) Java
Qualifications
1 1,195 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 554 (46.36%) CCNA
3 215 (17.99%) CCIE
4 162 (13.56%) CCDP
5 131 (10.96%) Security Cleared
6 118 (9.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 117 (9.79%) Degree
8 113 (9.46%) MCSE
9 111 (9.29%) SC Cleared
10 94 (7.87%) CISSP
11 93 (7.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 76 (6.36%) CCSP
13 67 (5.61%) SSCP
14 62 (5.19%) CCIE Security
15 57 (4.77%) ISSAP
16 55 (4.60%) JNCIP
17 53 (4.44%) SANS
17 53 (4.44%) VCAP
18 52 (4.35%) CCSA
19 51 (4.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (9.29%) SLA
2 35 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.26%) PMO
4 19 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (0.84%) QA
6 8 (0.67%) GDPR
7 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.33%) GPG13
9 3 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.17%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.084%) COBIT
11 1 (0.084%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 162 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (8.20%) Active Directory
3 46 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.84%) VMware NSX
5 14 (1.17%) vSphere
6 12 (1.00%) Firmware
7 11 (0.92%) XenApp
8 10 (0.84%) ProxySG
9 8 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.42%) pfSense
10 5 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.084%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 67 (5.61%) Cisco Prime
2 64 (5.36%) Nagios
3 42 (3.51%) Cisco LMS
3 42 (3.51%) Opsview
4 41 (3.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 41 (3.43%) Stealthwatch
5 33 (2.76%) RSA Security Analytics
6 24 (2.01%) FortiGate
7 23 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
8 19 (1.59%) SCCM
9 18 (1.51%) QRadar
10 16 (1.34%) Nessus
11 12 (1.00%) WhatsUp Gold
12 11 (0.92%) Cacti
12 11 (0.92%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.75%) TrustSec
14 8 (0.67%) SCOM
14 8 (0.67%) SCVMM
15 7 (0.59%) RANCID
15 7 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1,074 (89.87%) Cisco
2 363 (30.38%) Juniper
3 318 (26.61%) CheckPoint
4 270 (22.59%) VMware
5 248 (20.75%) F5
6 174 (14.56%) Microsoft
7 162 (13.56%) Fortinet
8 149 (12.47%) SolarWinds
9 131 (10.96%) Palo Alto
10 101 (8.45%) Meraki
11 97 (8.12%) HP
12 63 (5.27%) Citrix
13 58 (4.85%) Symantec
14 57 (4.77%) Red Hat
15 49 (4.10%) Blue Coat
16 45 (3.77%) Riverbed
16 45 (3.77%) Splunk
17 43 (3.60%) Tufin
18 42 (3.51%) Forcepoint
19 29 (2.43%) Aruba