Period
to 25 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CCDA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1041 1148 1069
Rank change year-on-year +107 -79 +48
Permanent jobs citing CCDA 72 54 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.031% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.13% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 46 46 91
UK median annual salary £68,750 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +52.78% -10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £43,125 £38,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £68,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £49,500
% change year-on-year +23.53% -14.14% -1.00%

CCDA 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 35,364 41,359 43,154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.52% 23.77% 24.90%
Number of salaries quoted 25,387 31,044 33,776
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,898 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.23% +5.64% -

CCDA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCDA over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Salary histogram for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCDA within the UK over the 6 months to 25 June 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
England +111 66 £67,500 +50.00% 4
London +106 37 £72,000 +12.94% 1
UK excluding London +55 29 £52,500 +23.53% 3
West Midlands +43 12 £52,500 -25.00% 3
Midlands +42 12 £52,500 +23.53% 3
South East +38 9 £72,500 +11.54%
South West 0 3 £49,300 +24.81%
East of England +93 2 £46,250 +2.78%
North of England +9 1 £32,500 -23.53%
Yorkshire -13 1 £32,500 -23.53%
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, IT jobs citing CCDA 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 CCDA.

1 72 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (86.11%) Cisco
3 61 (84.72%) CCNP
4 54 (75.00%) WAN
5 41 (56.94%) CCNA
6 35 (48.61%) Juniper
7 34 (47.22%) Firewall
7 34 (47.22%) Wireless
8 27 (37.50%) CheckPoint
8 27 (37.50%) MPLS
8 27 (37.50%) Cisco Wireless
9 26 (36.11%) Palo Alto
10 25 (34.72%) Load Balancing
10 25 (34.72%) F5
10 25 (34.72%) CCDP
11 23 (31.94%) VPN
11 23 (31.94%) Presales
12 22 (30.56%) Data Centre
12 22 (30.56%) LAN
13 20 (27.78%) VMware
13 20 (27.78%) CCIE
14 18 (25.00%) JNCIP
15 17 (23.61%) VPLS
16 15 (20.83%) Network Security
16 15 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (19.44%) Network Architecture
17 14 (19.44%) CCSA
17 14 (19.44%) CCSE
18 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
18 13 (18.06%) Cisco ASA

CCDA
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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (16.67%) Office 365
3 11 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 54 (75.00%) WAN
2 34 (47.22%) Firewall
2 34 (47.22%) Wireless
3 27 (37.50%) Cisco Wireless
3 27 (37.50%) MPLS
4 23 (31.94%) VPN
5 22 (30.56%) LAN
6 17 (23.61%) VPLS
7 15 (20.83%) Network Security
8 13 (18.06%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (11.11%) DNS
9 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
10 7 (9.72%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (8.33%) SAN
12 5 (6.94%) IPsec
12 5 (6.94%) NAS
12 5 (6.94%) SSL
12 5 (6.94%) WLAN
13 4 (5.56%) OSPF
13 4 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Law
3 5 (6.94%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Billing
5 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (29.17%) Systems Engineer
2 17 (23.61%) Cisco Engineer
2 17 (23.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 17 (23.61%) Network Systems Engineer
3 16 (22.22%) Architect
4 13 (18.06%) Network Architect
4 13 (18.06%) Network Engineer
5 10 (13.89%) Technical Architect
6 9 (12.50%) Consultant
6 9 (12.50%) Network Design Architect
6 9 (12.50%) Network Technical Architect
6 9 (12.50%) Technical Design Architect
7 6 (8.33%) Presales Consultant
8 5 (6.94%) Network Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) Principal Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Network Manager
10 3 (4.17%) Network Security Consultant
10 3 (4.17%) Security Presales Consultant
10 3 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (30.56%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Clustering
4 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.78%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.39%) EPoS
6 1 (1.39%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.39%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Windows
2 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) SUSE
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) Load Balancing
2 23 (31.94%) Presales
3 14 (19.44%) Network Architecture
4 9 (12.50%) Project Management
5 8 (11.11%) ITIL
5 8 (11.11%) Network Design
5 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
7 5 (6.94%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (6.94%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.94%) Product Management
7 5 (6.94%) Product Roadmap
8 4 (5.56%) High Availability
8 4 (5.56%) Migration
8 4 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.56%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) Python
2 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (84.72%) CCNP
3 41 (56.94%) CCNA
4 25 (34.72%) CCDP
5 20 (27.78%) CCIE
6 18 (25.00%) JNCIP
7 14 (19.44%) CCSA
7 14 (19.44%) CCSE
8 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (15.28%) JNCIE
10 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
11 9 (12.50%) JNCIS
12 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
13 7 (9.72%) MCSE
14 6 (8.33%) MCSA
15 5 (6.94%) CISA
15 5 (6.94%) CISSP
15 5 (6.94%) MCDBA
15 5 (6.94%) PMI Certification
15 5 (6.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 15 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.33%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 62 (86.11%) Cisco
2 35 (48.61%) Juniper
3 27 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 26 (36.11%) Palo Alto
5 25 (34.72%) F5
6 20 (27.78%) VMware
7 13 (18.06%) Fortinet
8 12 (16.67%) Avaya
9 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 6 (8.33%) Aruba
10 6 (8.33%) Brocade
10 6 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless
11 5 (6.94%) Extreme Networks
12 4 (5.56%) Dell
12 4 (5.56%) Mitel
13 3 (4.17%) HP
14 2 (2.78%) BT
14 2 (2.78%) Huawei
14 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
14 2 (2.78%) Virgin Media