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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 802 869 911
Rank change year-on-year +67 +42  
Permanent jobs citing CCDA 72 66 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.067% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 54 52 40
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,625 £32,813 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21844 26201 30066
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.56% 26.63% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35718 44855 48776
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Top 8 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 72 £50,000 -9.09% 6
UK excluding London +41 54 £50,000 +5.26% 3
South East +54 31 £50,000 -9.09% 2
London +31 17 £75,000 +20.00% 2
Midlands +10 9 £55,000 +30.95%
North of England -8 7 £50,750 +45.00% 1
South West -3 6 £45,000 -
East of England -8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing CCDA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CCDA.

1 126 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (76.19%) CCNP
3 94 (74.60%) Cisco
4 78 (61.90%) CCNA
5 73 (57.94%) WAN
6 71 (56.35%) MPLS
7 67 (53.17%) Firewall
8 66 (52.38%) OSPF
9 63 (50.00%) BGP
10 54 (42.86%) Data Centre
11 49 (38.89%) Presales
12 44 (34.92%) VMware
13 42 (33.33%) VPN
13 42 (33.33%) F5
14 40 (31.75%) LAN
14 40 (31.75%) VoIP
15 36 (28.57%) CCDP
16 33 (26.19%) Microsoft
16 33 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
17 32 (25.40%) Cisco IOS
18 30 (23.81%) Juniper
19 29 (23.02%) Linux
20 28 (22.22%) CCIE
21 27 (21.43%) Spanning Tree
21 27 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
22 26 (20.63%) High Availability
22 26 (20.63%) VMware Infrastructure
23 25 (19.84%) Palo Alto
23 25 (19.84%) Wireless
23 25 (19.84%) CCIP

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 3 (2.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.17%) Office 365
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.79%) PaaS
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (57.94%) WAN
2 71 (56.35%) MPLS
3 67 (53.17%) Firewall
4 66 (52.38%) OSPF
5 63 (50.00%) BGP
6 42 (33.33%) VPN
7 40 (31.75%) LAN
7 40 (31.75%) VoIP
8 33 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (25.40%) Cisco IOS
10 27 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 27 (21.43%) Spanning Tree
11 25 (19.84%) Wireless
12 24 (19.05%) VLAN
13 20 (15.87%) Internet
14 18 (14.29%) TCP/IP
15 16 (12.70%) Cisco Wireless
16 12 (9.52%) Multicast
17 11 (8.73%) DHCP
17 11 (8.73%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.59%) Big Data
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.94%) Finance
3 8 (6.35%) Banking
4 6 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.76%) Law
5 2 (1.59%) Automotive
5 2 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (56.35%) Network Engineer
2 37 (29.37%) Senior Network Engineer
3 27 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 25 (19.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 22 (17.46%) Network Operations Engineer
5 22 (17.46%) Operations Engineer
6 20 (15.87%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
6 20 (15.87%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 17 (13.49%) Architect
7 17 (13.49%) Consultant
8 13 (10.32%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 13 (10.32%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (8.73%) Network Architect
10 10 (7.94%) Solutions Consultant
11 7 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
12 5 (3.97%) Presales Engineer
12 5 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
13 3 (2.38%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 3 (2.38%) Oracle Architect
13 3 (2.38%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.35%) Web Services
2 1 (0.79%) .NET
2 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 54 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 21 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.17%) NHS
6 2 (1.59%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.59%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.79%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.79%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.02%) Linux
2 8 (6.35%) Windows
3 5 (3.97%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.59%) SUSE
4 2 (1.59%) Unix
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.89%) Presales
2 26 (20.63%) High Availability
3 24 (19.05%) Network Design
4 14 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 13 (10.32%) Network Architecture
5 13 (10.32%) Project Management
5 13 (10.32%) Service Delivery
6 12 (9.52%) ITIL
7 10 (7.94%) Load Balancing
8 8 (6.35%) Network Management
9 6 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
10 5 (3.97%) Time Management
11 4 (3.17%) Service Design
12 3 (2.38%) Asset Management
12 3 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (2.38%) Project Planning
12 3 (2.38%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.73%) C
2 4 (3.17%) Python
3 1 (0.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (76.19%) CCNP
3 78 (61.90%) CCNA
4 36 (28.57%) CCDP
5 28 (22.22%) CCIE
6 25 (19.84%) CCIP
7 23 (18.25%) CCSP
8 17 (13.49%) JNCIA
9 11 (8.73%) Degree
10 9 (7.14%) CCSA
10 9 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
12 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
13 6 (4.76%) CISSP
14 5 (3.97%) CISM
14 5 (3.97%) JNCIP
14 5 (3.97%) MCSA
14 5 (3.97%) MCSE
15 4 (3.17%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.94%) SLA
2 9 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (20.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.97%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (9.52%) Nagios
2 8 (6.35%) SCOM
3 4 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.79%) Ansible
5 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 94 (74.60%) Cisco
2 44 (34.92%) VMware
3 42 (33.33%) F5
4 33 (26.19%) Microsoft
5 30 (23.81%) Juniper
6 25 (19.84%) CheckPoint
6 25 (19.84%) Palo Alto
7 12 (9.52%) SolarWinds
8 10 (7.94%) Fortinet
9 9 (7.14%) HP
10 7 (5.56%) Oracle
11 5 (3.97%) Avaya
11 5 (3.97%) Citrix
11 5 (3.97%) Meraki
12 4 (3.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (3.17%) Aruba
13 3 (2.38%) Apple
13 3 (2.38%) Barracuda Networks
13 3 (2.38%) Extreme Networks
13 3 (2.38%) IBM
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