Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 169 167
Rank change year-on-year -78 -2 +6
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,332 1,934 2,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.30% 1.96% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.38% 7.57% 7.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,056 1,661 2,130
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 24,736 25,545 33,671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.07% 25.92% 28.94%
Number of salaries quoted 18,851 19,939 26,583
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,345 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -100 449 £50,000 +5.26% 42
Midlands -44 270 £42,500 -5.56% 19
North of England -77 259 £44,000 +3.53% 28
West Midlands -49 174 £45,000 - 9
East of England -43 156 £47,500 +1.06% 10
South West +23 137 £45,000 - 19
North West -87 134 £47,500 +15.85% 13
Yorkshire -38 113 £42,500 -5.56% 15
East Midlands -8 95 £40,500 -10.00% 10
Scotland -2 81 £44,500 +13.94% 4
Wales +8 43 £40,000 -11.11% 5
North East -29 12 £30,000 +20.00%
Northern Ireland -1 2 £31,000 -34.74% 1
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 1,332 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,198 (89.94%) Cisco
3 758 (56.91%) Firewall
4 699 (52.48%) CCNA
5 600 (45.05%) WAN
6 511 (38.36%) LAN
7 427 (32.06%) Wireless
8 391 (29.35%) Cisco ASA
9 388 (29.13%) ITIL
10 380 (28.53%) VPN
11 364 (27.33%) F5
11 364 (27.33%) Data Centre
12 347 (26.05%) VMware
13 328 (24.62%) Juniper
14 323 (24.25%) MPLS
15 302 (22.67%) CheckPoint
16 293 (22.00%) OSPF
16 293 (22.00%) BGP
17 269 (20.20%) Network Security
18 261 (19.59%) Cisco Nexus
19 239 (17.94%) CCIE
19 239 (17.94%) Windows
20 233 (17.49%) Load Balancing
21 219 (16.44%) DNS
22 204 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
23 201 (15.09%) VLAN
24 200 (15.02%) Microsoft
24 200 (15.02%) SolarWinds
25 192 (14.41%) VoIP
26 171 (12.84%) Presales

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 36 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 25 (1.88%) Skype for Business
3 23 (1.73%) IIS
4 4 (0.30%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 44 (3.30%) MS Visio
2 42 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 108 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (2.63%) Office 365
4 19 (1.43%) SaaS
5 15 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.98%) IaaS
6 13 (0.98%) PaaS
7 8 (0.60%) Akamai
8 4 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (0.30%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.075%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.075%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 758 (56.91%) Firewall
2 600 (45.05%) WAN
3 511 (38.36%) LAN
4 427 (32.06%) Wireless
5 391 (29.35%) Cisco ASA
6 380 (28.53%) VPN
7 323 (24.25%) MPLS
8 293 (22.00%) BGP
8 293 (22.00%) OSPF
9 269 (20.20%) Network Security
10 261 (19.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 219 (16.44%) DNS
12 201 (15.09%) VLAN
13 192 (14.41%) VoIP
14 157 (11.79%) DHCP
15 148 (11.11%) IPsec
16 137 (10.29%) TCP/IP
17 133 (9.98%) Ethernet
18 130 (9.76%) WLAN
19 126 (9.46%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.15%) Big Data
2 2 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.075%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 56 (4.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 16 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 169 (12.69%) Finance
2 77 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 62 (4.65%) Retail
4 32 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.65%) Legal
6 18 (1.35%) Marketing
7 9 (0.68%) Advertising
7 9 (0.68%) Electronics
7 9 (0.68%) Games
7 9 (0.68%) Law
8 7 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 7 (0.53%) Banking
9 5 (0.38%) Billing
10 4 (0.30%) Military
11 2 (0.15%) Back Office
11 2 (0.15%) French Language
11 2 (0.15%) German Language
11 2 (0.15%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.15%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 704 (52.85%) Network Engineer
2 227 (17.04%) Cisco Engineer
3 199 (14.94%) Senior Network Engineer
4 193 (14.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 118 (8.86%) Architect
6 107 (8.03%) Security Engineer
7 84 (6.31%) Network Security Engineer
8 80 (6.01%) Consultant
9 74 (5.56%) Network Specialist
10 72 (5.41%) Network Architect
11 70 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 61 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
13 55 (4.13%) Support Engineer
14 53 (3.98%) Cisco Consultant
15 49 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 49 (3.68%) Network Consultant
16 44 (3.30%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 43 (3.23%) Analyst
17 43 (3.23%) Security Architect
18 42 (3.15%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.48%) 802.1X
2 25 (1.88%) LDAP
3 13 (0.98%) Web Services
4 9 (0.68%) XML
5 8 (0.60%) HTML
6 7 (0.53%) RFC 2547
7 5 (0.38%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.38%) XMPP
8 4 (0.30%) Flash
8 4 (0.30%) SAP CAF
9 3 (0.23%) SAML
10 1 (0.075%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 364 (27.33%) Data Centre
2 75 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 37 (2.78%) PKI
6 35 (2.63%) Driving Licence
7 33 (2.48%) Cyberthreat
8 31 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 26 (1.95%) Private Cloud
10 25 (1.88%) Computer Science
10 25 (1.88%) User Experience
11 23 (1.73%) Clustering
12 19 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 19 (1.43%) NHS
13 16 (1.20%) FlexPod
14 14 (1.05%) Cyberattack
14 14 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
15 13 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
16 12 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
17 11 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 239 (17.94%) Windows
2 120 (9.01%) Windows Server
3 115 (8.63%) Linux
4 68 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (2.48%) Unix
7 27 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.60%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.38%) CentOS
10 4 (0.30%) Debian
10 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.30%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.15%) CatOS
12 2 (0.15%) SUSE
12 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.075%) Android
13 1 (0.075%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (29.13%) ITIL
2 233 (17.49%) Load Balancing
3 171 (12.84%) Presales
4 162 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
5 144 (10.81%) Network Design
6 141 (10.59%) Network Monitoring
7 130 (9.76%) Service Management
8 127 (9.53%) Network Management
9 119 (8.93%) Change Management
10 113 (8.48%) Service Delivery
11 101 (7.58%) SIEM
12 97 (7.28%) Problem Management
13 96 (7.21%) Incident Management
14 94 (7.06%) ITIL V3
15 84 (6.31%) Network Architecture
16 83 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
17 81 (6.08%) Root Cause Analysis
18 80 (6.01%) Kalman Filter
19 78 (5.86%) Mentoring
20 71 (5.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (5.26%) Python
2 32 (2.40%) SQL
3 30 (2.25%) PowerShell
4 13 (0.98%) C
4 13 (0.98%) Perl
5 10 (0.75%) Bash Shell
6 9 (0.68%) PHP
7 4 (0.30%) VBScript
8 1 (0.075%) Java
8 1 (0.075%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,332 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 699 (52.48%) CCNA
3 239 (17.94%) CCIE
4 157 (11.79%) CCDP
5 124 (9.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 107 (8.03%) Degree
7 105 (7.88%) CISSP
8 103 (7.73%) Security Cleared
9 99 (7.43%) SC Cleared
10 93 (6.98%) JNCIP
11 90 (6.76%) MCSE
12 59 (4.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 58 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
14 53 (3.98%) CCDA
15 43 (3.23%) CCSE
16 41 (3.08%) MCSA
17 40 (3.00%) ISSAP
18 35 (2.63%) CCSP
18 35 (2.63%) CEH
19 34 (2.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (7.21%) SLA
2 24 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
3 19 (1.43%) QA
4 18 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.35%) PMO
5 7 (0.53%) GDPR
6 4 (0.30%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.15%) COBIT
7 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.15%) GPG13
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.075%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.075%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.075%) RMADS
System Software
1 204 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 159 (11.94%) Active Directory
3 73 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 37 (2.78%) VMware NSX
5 31 (2.33%) Firmware
6 29 (2.18%) vSphere
7 11 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.83%) XenApp
8 9 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
9 8 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.23%) XenServer
12 2 (0.15%) KVM
12 2 (0.15%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.075%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.075%) pfSense
13 1 (0.075%) vCloud
13 1 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 79 (5.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 75 (5.63%) Cisco Prime
3 56 (4.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 45 (3.38%) Nagios
5 34 (2.55%) FortiGate
6 32 (2.40%) QRadar
7 29 (2.18%) SCCM
8 28 (2.10%) Cisco LMS
8 28 (2.10%) Opsview
9 22 (1.65%) Puppet
10 20 (1.50%) Cisco UCCE
11 14 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (1.05%) vCenter Server
12 12 (0.90%) CASB
13 11 (0.83%) Cacti
14 10 (0.75%) Ansible
14 10 (0.75%) RSA Security Analytics
14 10 (0.75%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
15 9 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,198 (89.94%) Cisco
2 364 (27.33%) F5
3 347 (26.05%) VMware
4 328 (24.62%) Juniper
5 302 (22.67%) CheckPoint
6 200 (15.02%) Microsoft
6 200 (15.02%) SolarWinds
7 154 (11.56%) Palo Alto
8 127 (9.53%) Citrix
9 126 (9.46%) Fortinet
10 123 (9.23%) HP
11 78 (5.86%) Meraki
12 68 (5.11%) Aruba
13 65 (4.88%) Avaya
14 52 (3.90%) Riverbed
15 50 (3.75%) Blue Coat
16 46 (3.45%) Genesys
16 46 (3.45%) Verint
17 44 (3.30%) Forcepoint
18 41 (3.08%) Brocade