Period
to 5 July 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 6 months to 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 37 64
Rank change year-on-year -20 +27 -13
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 1,982 4,974 4,337
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.54% 5.90% 4.27%
As % of the Vendors category 11.09% 13.84% 9.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,659 4,017 3,664
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 17,869 35,931 44,512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 40.93% 42.60% 43.82%
Number of salaries quoted 13,695 27,577 35,014
Median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the UK excluding London

Cisco
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cisco in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Cisco in the UK excluding London

Cisco
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cisco in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Cisco in the UK excluding London

Cisco
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 within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 5 July 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 -6 693 £50,000 +8.70% 66
North of England -33 433 £45,000 +7.14% 64
Midlands -4 310 £42,500 -8.60% 52
North West -9 254 £45,500 +5.81% 40
South West -5 237 £42,500 -8.60% 36
West Midlands -16 206 £44,750 -10.50% 34
East of England -7 199 £47,000 +17.50% 22
Yorkshire -51 146 £45,000 +25.00% 21
East Midlands +22 104 £40,000 - 17
Scotland +25 80 £50,000 -8.13% 16
Wales +9 33 £41,000 +2.50% 11
North East -17 33 £41,250 -34.00% 3
Northern Ireland -14 2 £51,250 +122.83% 2
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, IT jobs citing Cisco 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.

1 975 (49.19%) Firewall
2 793 (40.01%) VMware
3 763 (38.50%) Cisco Certification
4 728 (36.73%) WAN
5 724 (36.53%) Windows
6 666 (33.60%) Microsoft
7 601 (30.32%) LAN
8 475 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
9 467 (23.56%) CCNA
10 465 (23.46%) Azure
11 434 (21.90%) CCNP
12 423 (21.34%) Active Directory
13 421 (21.24%) Windows Server
14 406 (20.48%) Office 365
15 405 (20.43%) Data Centre
16 398 (20.08%) Juniper
17 381 (19.22%) ITIL
18 358 (18.06%) VPN
19 355 (17.91%) Wireless
20 353 (17.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 285 (14.38%) Cisco ASA
22 271 (13.67%) Citrix
23 270 (13.62%) Linux
24 268 (13.52%) BGP
25 261 (13.17%) TCP/IP
26 259 (13.07%) CheckPoint
27 251 (12.66%) DNS
28 250 (12.61%) Network Security
29 249 (12.56%) MPLS
30 244 (12.31%) Palo Alto

Cisco
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
1 144 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 93 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 67 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 52 (2.62%) Skype for Business
5 40 (2.02%) IIS
6 39 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.45%) Confluence
9 8 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.30%) Apache
12 5 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.10%) Sitefinity
14 1 (0.050%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.050%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.050%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.050%) nginx
14 1 (0.050%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.050%) SAS
Applications
1 103 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.20%) assyst
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.050%) C-CURE
4 1 (0.050%) Faxination
4 1 (0.050%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.050%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 465 (23.46%) Azure
2 406 (20.48%) Office 365
3 198 (9.99%) AWS
4 42 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (1.82%) SaaS
6 35 (1.77%) IaaS
7 29 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 28 (1.41%) PaaS
9 25 (1.26%) OneDrive
10 22 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (0.91%) GCP
12 16 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (0.76%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 13 (0.66%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.45%) Akamai
16 9 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (0.45%) Amazon ECS
17 8 (0.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 975 (49.19%) Firewall
2 728 (36.73%) WAN
3 601 (30.32%) LAN
4 358 (18.06%) VPN
5 355 (17.91%) Wireless
6 285 (14.38%) Cisco ASA
7 268 (13.52%) BGP
8 261 (13.17%) TCP/IP
9 251 (12.66%) DNS
10 250 (12.61%) Network Security
11 249 (12.56%) MPLS
12 240 (12.11%) OSPF
13 199 (10.04%) SAN
14 197 (9.94%) DHCP
15 183 (9.23%) Wi-Fi
16 175 (8.83%) VoIP
17 171 (8.63%) VLAN
18 146 (7.37%) Cisco Nexus
19 119 (6.00%) Internet
20 91 (4.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
3 23 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
4 21 (1.06%) MySQL
5 12 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (0.61%) Redis
5 12 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.45%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (0.35%) Big Data
10 6 (0.30%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.25%) Amazon Aurora
11 5 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.20%) MS Access
12 4 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.20%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (0.81%) JIRA
2 7 (0.35%) Bitbucket
2 7 (0.35%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.35%) Metasploit
3 6 (0.30%) Selenium
4 5 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.25%) WinDbg
5 4 (0.20%) Bazaar
5 4 (0.20%) Maven
5 4 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.10%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.10%) WebScarab
7 1 (0.050%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.050%) TestLink
7 1 (0.050%) TestRail
7 1 (0.050%) Zephyr
General
1 217 (10.95%) Finance
2 102 (5.15%) Public Sector
3 91 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 69 (3.48%) Retail
5 44 (2.22%) Law
6 30 (1.51%) Legal
7 27 (1.36%) Back Office
8 26 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 18 (0.91%) Banking
10 13 (0.66%) Marketing
11 12 (0.61%) Advertising
11 12 (0.61%) Local Government
12 10 (0.50%) Games
13 9 (0.45%) Electronics
14 7 (0.35%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.35%) Billing
15 6 (0.30%) Military
16 4 (0.20%) Digital Economy
16 4 (0.20%) Korean Language
16 4 (0.20%) Police
Job Titles
1 625 (31.53%) Network Engineer
2 262 (13.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 188 (9.49%) Support Engineer
4 153 (7.72%) IT Engineer
5 150 (7.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 133 (6.71%) Analyst
7 132 (6.66%) Architect
8 117 (5.90%) Cisco Engineer
9 115 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 106 (5.35%) IT Support
11 90 (4.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 90 (4.54%) Security Engineer
12 78 (3.94%) Network Architect
13 77 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
13 77 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
14 74 (3.73%) IT Support Engineer
15 67 (3.38%) Consultant
15 67 (3.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 63 (3.18%) IT Manager
17 59 (2.98%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.41%) 802.1X
2 27 (1.36%) Web Services
3 13 (0.66%) Middleware
4 10 (0.50%) LDAP
5 8 (0.40%) CSS
5 8 (0.40%) Node.js
5 8 (0.40%) RESTful
6 7 (0.35%) COM
7 6 (0.30%) .NET
7 6 (0.30%) HTML
7 6 (0.30%) OAuth
7 6 (0.30%) OAuth2
8 5 (0.25%) jQuery
9 4 (0.20%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.20%) HTML5
9 4 (0.20%) React
9 4 (0.20%) SAML
10 3 (0.15%) XMPP
11 2 (0.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.10%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 405 (20.43%) Data Centre
2 113 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (5.25%) Self-Motivation
4 92 (4.64%) Management Information System
5 56 (2.83%) Public Cloud
5 56 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
6 41 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 41 (2.07%) Driving Licence
7 35 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 32 (1.61%) Clustering
9 29 (1.46%) Private Cloud
10 25 (1.26%) Replication
11 20 (1.01%) PKI
12 18 (0.91%) DataPower
12 18 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
13 15 (0.76%) CMDB
13 15 (0.76%) Cybercrime
14 14 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
16 11 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 724 (36.53%) Windows
2 421 (21.24%) Windows Server
3 270 (13.62%) Linux
4 188 (9.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 156 (7.87%) Windows Server 2016
6 142 (7.16%) Windows 10
7 68 (3.43%) Unix
8 65 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 62 (3.13%) Windows 7
10 56 (2.83%) Windows Server 2019
11 40 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (1.11%) Windows 8
14 21 (1.06%) CentOS
15 20 (1.01%) AIX
16 19 (0.96%) Solaris
17 12 (0.61%) HPUX
18 7 (0.35%) Kali Linux
18 7 (0.35%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.30%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (19.22%) ITIL
2 353 (17.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 236 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
4 138 (6.96%) Presales
5 121 (6.10%) Mentoring
6 119 (6.00%) Network Design
7 113 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 111 (5.60%) Change Management
9 109 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
9 109 (5.50%) Project Management
10 107 (5.40%) Project Delivery
11 106 (5.35%) Migration
12 98 (4.94%) Service Delivery
13 95 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
13 95 (4.79%) Problem Management
14 93 (4.69%) DevOps
14 93 (4.69%) Incident Management
15 91 (4.59%) Information Security
16 84 (4.24%) Load Balancing
17 71 (3.58%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 175 (8.83%) SQL
2 157 (7.92%) PowerShell
3 73 (3.68%) Python
4 30 (1.51%) Bash Shell
5 25 (1.26%) C
6 23 (1.16%) VBScript
7 22 (1.11%) Shell Script
8 16 (0.81%) JavaScript
9 15 (0.76%) Perl
10 14 (0.71%) PHP
11 8 (0.40%) C#
11 8 (0.40%) C++
11 8 (0.40%) Java
12 4 (0.20%) Ada
12 4 (0.20%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.15%) R
14 2 (0.10%) VB
15 1 (0.050%) Ruby
15 1 (0.050%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 763 (38.50%) Cisco Certification
2 467 (23.56%) CCNA
3 434 (21.90%) CCNP
4 188 (9.49%) Security Cleared
5 174 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 159 (8.02%) Degree
7 140 (7.06%) MCSE
8 129 (6.51%) SC Cleared
9 118 (5.95%) CCIE
10 76 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 58 (2.93%) DV Cleared
12 56 (2.83%) MCSA
13 54 (2.72%) JNCIS
14 51 (2.57%) CCDP
15 42 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
16 41 (2.07%) JNCIA
17 35 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
18 27 (1.36%) CISSP
19 20 (1.01%) CCIE Routing and Switching
20 19 (0.96%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (9.89%) SLA
2 74 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 39 (1.97%) GDPR
5 21 (1.06%) QA
6 18 (0.91%) NIST
7 14 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (0.61%) NCSC
9 8 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.25%) AICPA
10 5 (0.25%) COBIT
11 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.15%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.10%) PMO
14 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.050%) IEC 61508
14 1 (0.050%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 475 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 423 (21.34%) Active Directory
3 234 (11.81%) Hyper-V
4 125 (6.31%) vSphere
5 91 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (2.88%) XenApp
7 51 (2.57%) Docker
8 38 (1.92%) VMware NSX
9 36 (1.82%) XenDesktop
10 24 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
12 15 (0.76%) Firmware
13 12 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.50%) vCloud
14 10 (0.50%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
18 4 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 4 (0.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 97 (4.89%) FortiGate
1 97 (4.89%) SCCM
2 78 (3.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 57 (2.88%) Ansible
4 51 (2.57%) Puppet
4 51 (2.57%) SCOM
5 48 (2.42%) Cisco Prime
6 40 (2.02%) Kubernetes
7 39 (1.97%) Terraform
8 38 (1.92%) Backup Exec
8 38 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
9 33 (1.66%) WSUS
10 29 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
11 25 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
11 25 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
12 21 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
12 21 (1.06%) vCenter Server
13 18 (0.91%) Nessus
14 16 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 793 (40.01%) VMware
2 666 (33.60%) Microsoft
3 398 (20.08%) Juniper
4 271 (13.67%) Citrix
5 259 (13.07%) CheckPoint
6 244 (12.31%) Palo Alto
7 228 (11.50%) Meraki
8 225 (11.35%) HP
9 145 (7.32%) Fortinet
10 128 (6.46%) F5
11 126 (6.36%) SolarWinds
12 119 (6.00%) Dell
13 97 (4.89%) Veeam
14 92 (4.64%) Aruba
15 84 (4.24%) NetApp
16 80 (4.04%) McAfee
17 64 (3.23%) Oracle
18 62 (3.13%) Brocade
19 48 (2.42%) Sophos
20 46 (2.32%) IBM