Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 118 133
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 -53
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,735 2,388 2,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.50% 2.82% 2.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.70% 10.72% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,360 1,897 2,228
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,400 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -

Cisco Certification 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 16,213 22,268 25,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.32% 26.26% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 11,917 16,224 19,379
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £74,500 £70,000 £65,300
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the UK excluding London

Cisco Certification
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Cisco Certification in the UK excluding London

Cisco Certification
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK excluding London

Cisco Certification
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 Cisco Certification within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 February 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 +18 742 £50,000 - 108
North of England -43 322 £42,500 -7.61% 85
Midlands -16 259 £45,000 - 46
East of England -18 193 £45,000 +17.45% 40
South West -14 163 £42,500 - 30
North West -45 162 £42,500 -29.17% 49
West Midlands -30 140 £50,000 +5.26% 37
Yorkshire -23 129 £50,000 +36.99% 24
East Midlands +25 118 £42,500 +3.03% 8
Scotland -20 39 £45,000 -28.00% 14
North East -11 31 £32,500 -48.00% 12
Wales +1 15 £46,250 +23.33% 13
Northern Ireland +14 2 £38,000 +12.59% 3
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT jobs citing Cisco Certification 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 Cisco Certification.

1 1,255 (72.33%) Cisco
2 1,024 (59.02%) CCNA
3 894 (51.53%) CCNP
4 890 (51.30%) Firewall
5 627 (36.14%) WAN
6 549 (31.64%) LAN
7 416 (23.98%) Microsoft
8 411 (23.69%) Windows
9 403 (23.23%) Data Centre
10 376 (21.67%) Juniper
11 355 (20.46%) VMware
12 344 (19.83%) BGP
13 333 (19.19%) Microsoft Certification
14 330 (19.02%) ITIL
15 329 (18.96%) Wireless
16 320 (18.44%) VPN
17 308 (17.75%) MPLS
18 303 (17.46%) Network Security
18 303 (17.46%) Azure
19 299 (17.23%) OSPF
20 263 (15.16%) Active Directory
21 250 (14.41%) TCP/IP
22 248 (14.29%) MCSE
23 242 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
24 238 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
24 238 (13.72%) Problem-Solving
25 227 (13.08%) CheckPoint
26 222 (12.80%) CCIE
26 222 (12.80%) Office 365
26 222 (12.80%) Windows Server

Cisco Certification
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 72 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 62 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 49 (2.82%) IIS
4 46 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (2.13%) Skype for Business
6 25 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (0.75%) OpenStack
8 11 (0.63%) Confluence
9 9 (0.52%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.35%) Apache
11 6 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.12%) CMS
14 2 (0.12%) nginx
15 1 (0.058%) SAS
Applications
1 60 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (0.23%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.12%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 13 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.17%) assyst
3 1 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.058%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.058%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 303 (17.46%) Azure
2 222 (12.80%) Office 365
3 131 (7.55%) AWS
4 37 (2.13%) IaaS
5 34 (1.96%) SaaS
6 30 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (1.33%) PaaS
8 16 (0.92%) GCP
9 10 (0.58%) OneDrive
10 9 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.35%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.29%) Azure Stack
13 5 (0.29%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.29%) Slack
14 4 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.23%) GitHub
15 3 (0.17%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 890 (51.30%) Firewall
2 627 (36.14%) WAN
3 549 (31.64%) LAN
4 344 (19.83%) BGP
5 329 (18.96%) Wireless
6 320 (18.44%) VPN
7 308 (17.75%) MPLS
8 303 (17.46%) Network Security
9 299 (17.23%) OSPF
10 250 (14.41%) TCP/IP
11 242 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
12 195 (11.24%) DNS
13 158 (9.11%) Internet
14 157 (9.05%) Cisco Nexus
15 155 (8.93%) DHCP
16 148 (8.53%) VLAN
17 141 (8.13%) IPsec
18 136 (7.84%) VoIP
19 124 (7.15%) Wi-Fi
20 115 (6.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.67%) Big Data
3 12 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.23%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (0.23%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.17%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.17%) Impala
7 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.12%) MySQL
8 2 (0.12%) Power BI
8 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.058%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 24 (1.38%) JIRA
2 17 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.58%) Bitbucket
4 9 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (0.46%) git-flow
6 6 (0.35%) Metasploit
7 5 (0.29%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.29%) TestRail
7 5 (0.29%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.29%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.17%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (0.17%) Burp Suite
8 3 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.058%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.058%) TestLink
General
1 146 (8.41%) Finance
2 138 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.69%) Public Sector
4 41 (2.36%) Retail
5 25 (1.44%) Banking
6 22 (1.27%) Legal
6 22 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.10%) Aerospace
8 12 (0.69%) Law
9 11 (0.63%) Military
10 10 (0.58%) Marketing
11 9 (0.52%) Electronics
12 8 (0.46%) French Language
13 6 (0.35%) Advertising
13 6 (0.35%) German Language
14 5 (0.29%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.29%) Games
15 4 (0.23%) Czech Language
15 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 767 (44.21%) Network Engineer
2 191 (11.01%) Cisco Engineer
3 173 (9.97%) Senior Network Engineer
4 137 (7.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 136 (7.84%) Architect
5 136 (7.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 130 (7.49%) Consultant
7 124 (7.15%) Support Engineer
8 121 (6.97%) Security Engineer
9 99 (5.71%) Analyst
10 76 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
11 65 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 59 (3.40%) IT Engineer
13 53 (3.05%) Network Consultant
14 50 (2.88%) Network Support
15 45 (2.59%) Network Architect
16 42 (2.42%) IT Support
17 41 (2.36%) Network Support Engineer
18 40 (2.31%) NOC Engineer
19 36 (2.07%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.56%) 802.1X
2 16 (0.92%) LDAP
3 10 (0.58%) .NET
4 9 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (0.46%) Kafka
6 7 (0.40%) REST
7 6 (0.35%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.35%) XMPP
8 5 (0.29%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.29%) Django
8 5 (0.29%) GraphQL
8 5 (0.29%) Node.js
8 5 (0.29%) React
8 5 (0.29%) Spring
8 5 (0.29%) Spring MVC
8 5 (0.29%) Vue.js
9 4 (0.23%) Web Services
10 3 (0.17%) CSS
10 3 (0.17%) HTML
10 3 (0.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 403 (23.23%) Data Centre
2 147 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (6.22%) Management Information System
4 94 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (2.54%) Driving Licence
6 40 (2.31%) Public Cloud
7 33 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 33 (1.90%) PKI
8 24 (1.38%) e-Learning
9 20 (1.15%) Wiki
10 14 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (0.75%) Cyberattack
11 13 (0.75%) Private Cloud
11 13 (0.75%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.69%) CMDB
12 12 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
13 11 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
13 11 (0.63%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 411 (23.69%) Windows
2 222 (12.80%) Windows Server
3 195 (11.24%) Linux
4 94 (5.42%) Windows 10
5 82 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (4.38%) Unix
7 65 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (2.13%) Windows 8
9 33 (1.90%) Windows 7
10 21 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.92%) CentOS
12 14 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.69%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.63%) Fedora
15 9 (0.52%) Kali Linux
16 8 (0.46%) VMS
17 7 (0.40%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.35%) Android
19 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
19 5 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (19.02%) ITIL
2 238 (13.72%) Problem-Solving
3 179 (10.32%) Information Security
4 170 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 154 (8.88%) Cybersecurity
6 153 (8.82%) Network Design
7 151 (8.70%) Presales
8 137 (7.90%) Mentoring
9 128 (7.38%) Load Balancing
10 114 (6.57%) Network Management
11 112 (6.46%) Network Monitoring
12 88 (5.07%) Configuration Management
13 85 (4.90%) Change Management
14 84 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
15 82 (4.73%) Project Delivery
16 81 (4.67%) Service Delivery
17 76 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
18 74 (4.27%) TOGAF
19 73 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
20 72 (4.15%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (5.59%) PowerShell
2 91 (5.24%) SQL
3 89 (5.13%) Python
4 42 (2.42%) C
5 30 (1.73%) Bash Shell
6 13 (0.75%) PHP
7 10 (0.58%) JavaScript
8 9 (0.52%) Perl
9 8 (0.46%) C#
9 8 (0.46%) C++
10 5 (0.29%) Ruby
11 4 (0.23%) Ada
11 4 (0.23%) VB
12 3 (0.17%) R
12 3 (0.17%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.12%) Java
13 2 (0.12%) VBScript
14 1 (0.058%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,024 (59.02%) CCNA
2 894 (51.53%) CCNP
3 333 (19.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 248 (14.29%) MCSE
5 222 (12.80%) CCIE
6 209 (12.05%) Security Cleared
7 204 (11.76%) Degree
8 154 (8.88%) CISSP
9 127 (7.32%) JNCIA
10 126 (7.26%) MCSA
11 124 (7.15%) CCDP
11 124 (7.15%) SC Cleared
12 111 (6.40%) JNCIS
13 98 (5.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 78 (4.50%) CISM
15 76 (4.38%) CCSP
16 68 (3.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 53 (3.05%) JNCIP
18 51 (2.94%) DV Cleared
19 49 (2.82%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (7.84%) SLA
2 91 (5.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (3.17%) PCI DSS
4 49 (2.82%) GDPR
5 25 (1.44%) NIST
6 14 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 10 (0.58%) QA
8 9 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.46%) RMADS
10 7 (0.40%) NCSC
11 6 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.29%) PMO
13 4 (0.23%) GPG13
14 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.12%) COBIT
15 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 1 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 1 (0.058%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.058%) JSP 440
System Software
1 263 (15.16%) Active Directory
2 238 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 49 (2.82%) vSphere
5 42 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (2.02%) Docker
7 32 (1.84%) XenApp
8 25 (1.44%) Firmware
9 24 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (1.38%) VMware NSX
10 23 (1.33%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.81%) NFS
12 13 (0.75%) VirtualBox
13 12 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.58%) Xen
15 9 (0.52%) Samba
16 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
18 4 (0.23%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 61 (3.52%) Cisco Prime
2 58 (3.34%) FortiGate
3 50 (2.88%) SCCM
4 47 (2.71%) Ansible
5 40 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 39 (2.25%) vCenter Server
7 38 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 28 (1.61%) SolarWinds Orion
9 25 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
10 23 (1.33%) Puppet
11 22 (1.27%) Kubernetes
12 21 (1.21%) Nagios
13 17 (0.98%) Nessus
13 17 (0.98%) WSUS
14 16 (0.92%) ZABBIX
15 14 (0.81%) Stealthwatch
16 11 (0.63%) SCOM
17 10 (0.58%) vRealize
18 9 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
18 9 (0.52%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 1,255 (72.33%) Cisco
2 416 (23.98%) Microsoft
3 376 (21.67%) Juniper
4 355 (20.46%) VMware
5 227 (13.08%) CheckPoint
6 201 (11.59%) Palo Alto
7 144 (8.30%) SolarWinds
8 142 (8.18%) Citrix
9 136 (7.84%) Meraki
10 135 (7.78%) F5
11 121 (6.97%) HP
12 88 (5.07%) Fortinet
13 70 (4.03%) Dell
14 59 (3.40%) NetApp
15 53 (3.05%) Brocade
16 45 (2.59%) Mitel
17 44 (2.54%) Veeam
18 33 (1.90%) Sophos
19 32 (1.84%) Avaya
19 32 (1.84%) Blue Coat