Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1109 1073 1099
Rank change year-on-year -36 +26 +87
Permanent jobs citing CCDA 48 127 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.072% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 41 99 125
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £40,250 £36,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% -5.26%

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 38,948 42,948 51,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.56% 24.45% 26.54%
Number of salaries quoted 28,897 32,980 41,522
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 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
England -34 46 £45,000 -5.26% 13
London +40 26 £63,750 -15.00% 3
UK excluding London -45 21 £45,000 -1.10% 10
East of England +30 7 £45,000 - 2
Midlands +16 5 £42,500 -15.00% 3
South East -39 4 £48,000 -4.00% 2
West Midlands +13 3 £70,000 +35.27% 2
South West -6 3 £39,500 -12.22%
East Midlands - 2 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire +9 1 £42,500 -3.41%
North of England +7 1 £42,500 -3.41% 3
Wales - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 48 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (91.67%) CCNP
3 42 (87.50%) CCNA
4 39 (81.25%) Cisco
5 29 (60.42%) Firewall
6 25 (52.08%) WAN
7 24 (50.00%) LAN
8 23 (47.92%) CCDP
9 21 (43.75%) VMware
10 19 (39.58%) Wireless
11 18 (37.50%) Network Security
12 17 (35.42%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (33.33%) Data Centre
13 16 (33.33%) Windows
14 15 (31.25%) VPN
14 15 (31.25%) SAN
14 15 (31.25%) Windows Server
15 14 (29.17%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
16 13 (27.08%) SolarWinds
17 12 (25.00%) Network Architecture
17 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
17 12 (25.00%) DNS
17 12 (25.00%) CCSA
18 11 (22.92%) Cisco Nexus
18 11 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 10 (20.83%) Cisco CUCM
19 10 (20.83%) Finance
19 10 (20.83%) DHCP
19 10 (20.83%) Ethernet

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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.17%) IaaS
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.17%) PaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (60.42%) Firewall
2 25 (52.08%) WAN
3 24 (50.00%) LAN
4 19 (39.58%) Wireless
5 18 (37.50%) Network Security
6 17 (35.42%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (31.25%) SAN
7 15 (31.25%) VPN
8 14 (29.17%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (25.00%) DNS
10 11 (22.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (20.83%) DHCP
11 10 (20.83%) Ethernet
12 9 (18.75%) BGP
12 9 (18.75%) OSPF
13 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 8 (16.67%) VoIP
14 7 (14.58%) Wireshark
14 7 (14.58%) WLAN
15 6 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (14.58%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Consultant
4 7 (14.58%) Network Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Network Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Cisco Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Presales Solution Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Presales Technical Architect
8 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) XMPP
2 2 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.08%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.67%) Replication
3 7 (14.58%) iSeries
4 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.25%) Driving Licence
6 2 (4.17%) Fintech
6 2 (4.17%) PKI
6 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.08%) Clustering
7 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.42%) SUSE
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 11 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (16.67%) Information Security
3 8 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 8 (16.67%) Migration
3 8 (16.67%) Service Management
4 7 (14.58%) Data Privacy
4 7 (14.58%) IT Strategy
4 7 (14.58%) Network Management
5 6 (12.50%) DNA
5 6 (12.50%) ITSM
5 6 (12.50%) Presales
5 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.33%) ITIL
6 4 (8.33%) Project Management
7 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
7 3 (6.25%) Network Design
7 3 (6.25%) Network Optimisation
8 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) C
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (91.67%) CCNP
3 42 (87.50%) CCNA
4 23 (47.92%) CCDP
5 12 (25.00%) CCSA
6 10 (20.83%) CISSP
7 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 8 (16.67%) CCIE
8 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 7 (14.58%) JNCIA
9 7 (14.58%) JNCIP
9 7 (14.58%) JNCIS
10 5 (10.42%) CCSP
10 5 (10.42%) CCVP
11 4 (8.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (8.33%) CCIP
11 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (6.25%) MCSE
13 2 (4.17%) MCSA
13 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) Firmware
4 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (12.50%) TrustSec
3 3 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 39 (81.25%) Cisco
2 21 (43.75%) VMware
3 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
3 13 (27.08%) SolarWinds
4 9 (18.75%) Fortinet
4 9 (18.75%) Juniper
5 8 (16.67%) EMC
6 7 (14.58%) CheckPoint
6 7 (14.58%) Dell
6 7 (14.58%) IBM
6 7 (14.58%) Riverbed
7 6 (12.50%) Infoblox
8 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.17%) Avaya
9 2 (4.17%) F5
9 2 (4.17%) HP
9 2 (4.17%) Meraki
9 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.08%) Verint