Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 116 78
Rank change year-on-year -14 -38 +8
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 2,220 2,807 3,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.50% 2.80% 3.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.94% 11.13% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,786 2,442 3,362
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%

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 22,344 25,212 29,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.20% 25.13% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16,349 19,801 23,444
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 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 -25 671 £50,000 +11.11% 121
North of England -25 477 £47,500 +25.00% 87
East of England +35 397 £40,000 -11.11% 61
Midlands -7 346 £45,000 +12.50% 61
North West +14 310 £52,500 +34.62% 39
South West -7 249 £42,500 +6.25% 64
West Midlands +13 221 £50,000 +21.95% 36
Yorkshire -73 134 £42,500 +6.25% 38
East Midlands +5 132 £40,500 +14.08% 25
Scotland -12 90 £50,000 +5.26% 10
North East -7 33 £40,000 +66.67% 10
Wales -53 21 £47,500 +18.75% 10
Channel Islands -6 2 £29,750 -54.23%
Northern Ireland -14 2 - - 4
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 1,601 (72.12%) Cisco
2 1,293 (58.24%) CCNA
3 1,151 (51.85%) CCNP
4 1,120 (50.45%) Firewall
5 733 (33.02%) WAN
6 624 (28.11%) LAN
7 592 (26.67%) Windows
8 549 (24.73%) Microsoft
9 528 (23.78%) VMware
10 451 (20.32%) ITIL
11 446 (20.09%) Juniper
11 446 (20.09%) Data Centre
12 425 (19.14%) Wireless
13 419 (18.87%) Network Security
14 409 (18.42%) CheckPoint
15 389 (17.52%) BGP
16 383 (17.25%) Active Directory
17 364 (16.40%) Cisco ASA
18 359 (16.17%) Microsoft Certification
19 357 (16.08%) TCP/IP
20 346 (15.59%) Linux
21 339 (15.27%) MPLS
22 336 (15.14%) CISSP
23 321 (14.46%) OSPF
24 314 (14.14%) Degree
25 313 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
26 297 (13.38%) Information Security
27 293 (13.20%) VPN
28 291 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
29 287 (12.93%) MCSE

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
1 133 (5.99%) MS Exchange
2 46 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (2.03%) Skype for Business
4 42 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 42 (1.89%) IIS
5 36 (1.62%) SharePoint
6 24 (1.08%) Apache
7 23 (1.04%) Apache Pig
8 22 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (0.72%) ExpressionEngine
9 16 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.72%) WordPress
10 10 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.27%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.23%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.14%) Confluence
14 2 (0.090%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.090%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.045%) JBoss
Applications
1 75 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.14%) CATIA
5 3 (0.14%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.14%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.045%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 291 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 238 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
3 162 (7.30%) Office 365
4 38 (1.71%) SaaS
5 31 (1.40%) IaaS
6 23 (1.04%) PaaS
7 22 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 7 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.32%) OpenDNS
11 6 (0.27%) G Suite
12 5 (0.23%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.045%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.045%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.045%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.045%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.045%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.045%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,120 (50.45%) Firewall
2 733 (33.02%) WAN
3 624 (28.11%) LAN
4 425 (19.14%) Wireless
5 419 (18.87%) Network Security
6 389 (17.52%) BGP
7 364 (16.40%) Cisco ASA
8 357 (16.08%) TCP/IP
9 339 (15.27%) MPLS
10 321 (14.46%) OSPF
11 293 (13.20%) VPN
12 270 (12.16%) Cisco Nexus
12 270 (12.16%) DNS
13 260 (11.71%) VoIP
14 208 (9.37%) DHCP
15 205 (9.23%) Wireshark
16 200 (9.01%) VLAN
17 192 (8.65%) Wi-Fi
18 169 (7.61%) Cisco IOS
19 158 (7.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.94%) MySQL
3 36 (1.62%) Big Data
4 24 (1.08%) Hadoop
5 23 (1.04%) Apache Hive
6 21 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 20 (0.90%) MongoDB
8 16 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (0.27%) Cognos Impromptu
13 5 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (0.090%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (0.090%) SQL Server 2005
16 1 (0.045%) Informix
16 1 (0.045%) Oracle Discoverer
16 1 (0.045%) PostgreSQL
16 1 (0.045%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 62 (2.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 37 (1.67%) JIRA
3 27 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 27 (1.22%) Selenium
4 25 (1.13%) Git (software)
5 24 (1.08%) Bitbucket
6 23 (1.04%) CodeSonar
6 23 (1.04%) git-flow
6 23 (1.04%) Robot Framework
7 10 (0.45%) Redmine
8 5 (0.23%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.18%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.090%) Ant
10 2 (0.090%) Eclipse
General
1 222 (10.00%) Retail
2 188 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 108 (4.86%) Finance
4 39 (1.76%) Banking
5 23 (1.04%) Marketing
6 17 (0.77%) Legal
7 16 (0.72%) Advertising
7 16 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.68%) Games
9 12 (0.54%) Publishing
10 11 (0.50%) Electronics
11 9 (0.41%) French Language
11 9 (0.41%) German Language
11 9 (0.41%) Italian Language
12 8 (0.36%) Law
13 5 (0.23%) Billing
13 5 (0.23%) Local Government
13 5 (0.23%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 832 (37.48%) Network Engineer
2 279 (12.57%) Analyst
3 202 (9.10%) Cisco Engineer
4 199 (8.96%) Architect
5 162 (7.30%) Security Engineer
5 162 (7.30%) Senior Network Engineer
6 152 (6.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 145 (6.53%) Support Engineer
8 141 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 119 (5.36%) Consultant
10 117 (5.27%) Security Manager
11 116 (5.23%) Network Security Engineer
12 98 (4.41%) Network Analyst
13 94 (4.23%) Information Manager
13 94 (4.23%) Information Security Manager
14 88 (3.96%) Network Architect
15 82 (3.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 77 (3.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 73 (3.29%) Security Analyst
18 68 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (1.76%) Node.js
2 37 (1.67%) .NET
3 34 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
4 33 (1.49%) .NET Framework
5 31 (1.40%) ASP.NET
6 28 (1.26%) LAMP
7 26 (1.17%) Java EE
7 26 (1.17%) SOAP
7 26 (1.17%) STL
8 25 (1.13%) REST
9 23 (1.04%) Django
9 23 (1.04%) Spring MVC
10 12 (0.54%) 802.1X
11 10 (0.45%) Entity Framework
11 10 (0.45%) Visualforce
12 8 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (0.36%) HTML
13 7 (0.32%) Flash
13 7 (0.32%) Spring
14 6 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 446 (20.09%) Data Centre
2 213 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
3 197 (8.87%) Self-Motivation
4 79 (3.56%) Security Operations Centre
5 69 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 60 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
7 58 (2.61%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 52 (2.34%) Driving Licence
9 40 (1.80%) PKI
10 38 (1.71%) Clustering
10 38 (1.71%) Public Cloud
11 25 (1.13%) Cyber Defence
12 24 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 24 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
13 23 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
14 22 (0.99%) e-Learning
15 21 (0.95%) NHS
16 20 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
17 19 (0.86%) CMDB
18 17 (0.77%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 592 (26.67%) Windows
2 346 (15.59%) Linux
3 285 (12.84%) Windows Server
4 148 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (2.07%) Windows 10
7 41 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 40 (1.80%) Mac OS X
9 37 (1.67%) Unix
10 36 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (1.35%) Windows 8
12 25 (1.13%) Android
13 23 (1.04%) Apple iOS
14 20 (0.90%) CentOS
15 19 (0.86%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (0.59%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.32%) Fedora
18 7 (0.32%) FreeBSD
19 5 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (20.32%) ITIL
2 297 (13.38%) Information Security
3 286 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
4 251 (11.31%) SIEM
5 224 (10.09%) Incident Management
6 199 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
7 180 (8.11%) Risk Management
8 176 (7.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 175 (7.88%) Load Balancing
10 165 (7.43%) Presales
11 159 (7.16%) Network Management
12 155 (6.98%) Data Loss Prevention
13 149 (6.71%) Security Management
14 148 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
15 143 (6.44%) Network Monitoring
16 140 (6.31%) Mentoring
16 140 (6.31%) Service Management
17 139 (6.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 131 (5.90%) Agile Software Development
19 129 (5.81%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 145 (6.53%) Python
2 94 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 87 (3.92%) SQL
4 77 (3.47%) C
5 63 (2.84%) Bash Shell
6 40 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 38 (1.71%) C#
8 37 (1.67%) Java
9 31 (1.40%) Perl
9 31 (1.40%) PHP
10 27 (1.22%) C++
11 26 (1.17%) Objective-C
12 17 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.45%) Apex Code
13 10 (0.45%) SOQL
13 10 (0.45%) SOSL
14 9 (0.41%) Korn
15 8 (0.36%) VBA
16 7 (0.32%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,293 (58.24%) CCNA
2 1,151 (51.85%) CCNP
3 359 (16.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 336 (15.14%) CISSP
5 314 (14.14%) Degree
6 287 (12.93%) MCSE
7 285 (12.84%) CCIE
8 236 (10.63%) Security Cleared
9 196 (8.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 190 (8.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 149 (6.71%) SC Cleared
12 143 (6.44%) SSCP
13 140 (6.31%) CCDP
14 120 (5.41%) CEH
15 113 (5.09%) SANS
16 106 (4.77%) DV Cleared
17 105 (4.73%) CCSP
18 98 (4.41%) Network+ Certification
19 93 (4.19%) MCSA
20 84 (3.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (8.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 185 (8.33%) SLA
3 59 (2.66%) GDPR
4 49 (2.21%) PCI DSS
5 35 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 33 (1.49%) PMO
7 18 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 18 (0.81%) QA
8 17 (0.77%) ISO 9001
8 17 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.54%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (0.18%) COBIT
11 4 (0.18%) GPG13
12 2 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.090%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.090%) SAS 70
13 1 (0.045%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.045%) PSD2
System Software
1 383 (17.25%) Active Directory
2 313 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (6.40%) Hyper-V
4 61 (2.75%) vSphere
5 47 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (1.76%) VMware NSX
7 37 (1.67%) XenApp
8 33 (1.49%) Docker
9 24 (1.08%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.77%) NFS
10 17 (0.77%) Samba
11 12 (0.54%) Firmware
12 9 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (0.36%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.36%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.32%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.32%) Snort
14 7 (0.32%) Xen
15 4 (0.18%) pfSense
15 4 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 104 (4.68%) Nagios
2 89 (4.01%) Stealthwatch
3 59 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
4 51 (2.30%) Puppet
5 48 (2.16%) RSA Security Analytics
6 46 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
7 41 (1.85%) Cisco LMS
7 41 (1.85%) Opsview
8 38 (1.71%) FortiGate
9 34 (1.53%) vCenter Server
10 33 (1.49%) Ansible
11 28 (1.26%) QRadar
11 28 (1.26%) SCCM
12 24 (1.08%) Cacti
13 23 (1.04%) Salt
14 18 (0.81%) ZABBIX
15 13 (0.59%) SCVMM
16 12 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
17 11 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (0.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,601 (72.12%) Cisco
2 549 (24.73%) Microsoft
3 528 (23.78%) VMware
4 446 (20.09%) Juniper
5 409 (18.42%) CheckPoint
6 263 (11.85%) F5
7 217 (9.77%) Palo Alto
8 202 (9.10%) SolarWinds
9 163 (7.34%) Fortinet
10 157 (7.07%) Citrix
11 149 (6.71%) Meraki
12 111 (5.00%) HP
13 94 (4.23%) Symantec
14 70 (3.15%) Splunk
15 65 (2.93%) NetApp
15 65 (2.93%) Red Hat
16 61 (2.75%) Nokia
17 54 (2.43%) Avaya
18 52 (2.34%) Blue Coat
18 52 (2.34%) Riverbed