Period
to 23 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CatOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited CatOS over the 6 months to 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Catalyst OS (CatOS)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1057 1168 1204
Rank change year-on-year +111 +36 +23
Permanent jobs citing CatOS 22 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.001% 0.004%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.070% 0.005% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 7
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +36.99% +13.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £50,000 £35,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £65,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% +24.22%

CatOS is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 31,310 37,808 43,666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.91% 22.95% 24.85%
Number of salaries quoted 24,798 30,500 35,199
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.22% +2.50% -

CatOS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CatOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CatOS in the UK

CatOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CatOS.

Salary trend for CatOS in the UK

CatOS
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CatOS within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 2019. 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
UK excluding London +99 22 £45,000 -10.00% 2
England - 22 £45,000 - 2
North of England - 18 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 18 £45,000 - 2
Midlands - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, IT jobs citing CatOS 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 with a requirement for CatOS.

1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
1 22 (100.00%) 802.11
1 22 (100.00%) OSPF
1 22 (100.00%) BGP
1 22 (100.00%) Wireless
1 22 (100.00%) IPsec
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 22 (100.00%) Analytics
1 22 (100.00%) NX-OS
1 22 (100.00%) 802.1X
2 18 (81.82%) Technical Leadership
2 18 (81.82%) DevOps
2 18 (81.82%) Cisco ASA
2 18 (81.82%) Continuous Improvement
2 18 (81.82%) Data Analytics
2 18 (81.82%) Firewall
2 18 (81.82%) MPLS
2 18 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (81.82%) Internet
2 18 (81.82%) DHCP
2 18 (81.82%) VPN
2 18 (81.82%) DNS
3 14 (63.64%) ITIL
3 14 (63.64%) Unix
3 14 (63.64%) Python
3 14 (63.64%) 3G
3 14 (63.64%) Juniper
3 14 (63.64%) CCNP
3 14 (63.64%) Citrix
3 14 (63.64%) NetScreen

CatOS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) 802.11
1 22 (100.00%) BGP
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 22 (100.00%) IPsec
1 22 (100.00%) NX-OS
1 22 (100.00%) OSPF
1 22 (100.00%) Wireless
2 18 (81.82%) Cisco ASA
2 18 (81.82%) DHCP
2 18 (81.82%) DNS
2 18 (81.82%) Firewall
2 18 (81.82%) Internet
2 18 (81.82%) MPLS
2 18 (81.82%) VPN
3 14 (63.64%) 3G
3 14 (63.64%) 4G
3 14 (63.64%) Cisco Firepower
3 14 (63.64%) NetScaler
3 14 (63.64%) NetScreen
4 4 (18.18%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Network Support
2 13 (59.09%) Network Engineer
2 13 (59.09%) Network Support Engineer
2 13 (59.09%) Support Engineer
3 9 (40.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (22.73%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 5 (22.73%) Network Specialist
4 5 (22.73%) Network Support Specialist
4 5 (22.73%) Support Specialist
5 4 (18.18%) Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) Data Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) Network Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) WAN Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Analytics
2 18 (81.82%) Continuous Improvement
2 18 (81.82%) Data Analytics
2 18 (81.82%) DevOps
2 18 (81.82%) Technical Leadership
3 14 (63.64%) ITIL
3 14 (63.64%) ITIL V3
3 14 (63.64%) SIEM
4 4 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (63.64%) CCNP
3 13 (59.09%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 14 (63.64%) FortiGate
1 14 (63.64%) RANCID
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (63.64%) Citrix
2 14 (63.64%) Draytek
2 14 (63.64%) Fortinet
2 14 (63.64%) Huawei
2 14 (63.64%) Juniper
2 14 (63.64%) Meraki
2 14 (63.64%) Palo Alto
3 4 (18.18%) F5
3 4 (18.18%) Riverbed