Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1129 1056 1078
Rank change year-on-year -73 +22 +86
Permanent jobs citing CCDA 54 124 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.072% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 46 91 154
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -5.66% +6.00%
10th Percentile £38,250 £40,000 £37,150
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -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 41,153 43,035 55,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.71% 24.90% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 30,928 33,673 44,383
UK median annual salary £49,817 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.70% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £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 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Top 11 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 22 June 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 -60 51 £45,000 -10.00% 7
UK excluding London -72 35 £42,500 -14.14% 3
London -5 16 £63,750 -1.92% 4
Yorkshire +24 12 £42,500 -15.00%
North of England +9 12 £42,500 -15.00%
South East -30 8 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Midlands -11 7 £42,500 -12.37% 1
East of England +9 4 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +6 4 £42,500 -5.56%
South West -4 4 £39,500 -12.22%
West Midlands +5 3 £70,000 +40.00% 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 54 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (96.30%) CCNP
2 52 (96.30%) CCNA
3 48 (88.89%) Cisco
4 40 (74.07%) Firewall
5 33 (61.11%) WAN
6 31 (57.41%) Wireless
7 29 (53.70%) VMware
8 26 (48.15%) CCDP
9 25 (46.30%) LAN
10 21 (38.89%) Load Balancing
11 19 (35.19%) Windows
11 19 (35.19%) CCIE
12 16 (29.63%) Avaya
12 16 (29.63%) Finance
12 16 (29.63%) CCSA
13 15 (27.78%) MPLS
13 15 (27.78%) Data Centre
14 14 (25.93%) VPN
14 14 (25.93%) Network Security
14 14 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (24.07%) Juniper
15 13 (24.07%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (22.22%) Network Architecture
16 12 (22.22%) SAN
16 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
16 12 (22.22%) ITIL
17 11 (20.37%) Ethernet
17 11 (20.37%) CISSP
17 11 (20.37%) OSPF

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 9 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (74.07%) Firewall
2 33 (61.11%) WAN
3 31 (57.41%) Wireless
4 25 (46.30%) LAN
5 15 (27.78%) MPLS
6 14 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (25.93%) Network Security
6 14 (25.93%) VPN
7 13 (24.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (22.22%) SAN
9 11 (20.37%) Ethernet
9 11 (20.37%) OSPF
10 10 (18.52%) BGP
10 10 (18.52%) DNS
10 10 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (14.81%) Cisco Wireless
11 8 (14.81%) DHCP
11 8 (14.81%) VoIP
11 8 (14.81%) WLAN
12 7 (12.96%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) Big Data
2 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 29 (53.70%) Network Engineer
2 16 (29.63%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (16.67%) Architect
5 8 (14.81%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 8 (14.81%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (12.96%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (12.96%) Security Engineer
6 7 (12.96%) Technical Architect
7 5 (9.26%) Presales Solution Architect
7 5 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Consultant
8 4 (7.41%) Network Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Network Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Network Design Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Network Technical Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) iSeries
2 4 (7.41%) Replication
3 3 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) Fintech
4 2 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.19%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.96%) Linux
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.56%) SUSE
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Load Balancing
2 12 (22.22%) ITIL
2 12 (22.22%) Network Architecture
3 10 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (18.52%) Network Design
3 10 (18.52%) Presales
3 10 (18.52%) Problem Management
3 10 (18.52%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 6 (11.11%) DNA
4 6 (11.11%) Service Management
5 5 (9.26%) Network Management
5 5 (9.26%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (7.41%) Data Privacy
6 4 (7.41%) Information Security
6 4 (7.41%) IT Strategy
6 4 (7.41%) ITSM
6 4 (7.41%) Migration
7 3 (5.56%) Network Optimisation
7 3 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) C
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (96.30%) CCNA
2 52 (96.30%) CCNP
3 26 (48.15%) CCDP
4 19 (35.19%) CCIE
5 16 (29.63%) CCSA
6 11 (20.37%) CISSP
6 11 (20.37%) JNCIP
7 10 (18.52%) CCSP
8 9 (16.67%) CCIP
9 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
10 7 (12.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 7 (12.96%) JNCIE
10 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
11 5 (9.26%) JNCIA
11 5 (9.26%) JNCIS
11 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (7.41%) MCSA
12 4 (7.41%) MCSE
13 3 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Active Directory
1 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.96%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.56%) Firmware
4 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (7.41%) SolarWinds Orion
1 4 (7.41%) TrustSec
2 1 (1.85%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 48 (88.89%) Cisco
2 29 (53.70%) VMware
3 16 (29.63%) Avaya
4 13 (24.07%) Juniper
5 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 10 (18.52%) CheckPoint
6 10 (18.52%) Genesys
6 10 (18.52%) Palo Alto
6 10 (18.52%) Verint
7 9 (16.67%) F5
7 9 (16.67%) Fortinet
8 8 (14.81%) SolarWinds
9 7 (12.96%) Meraki
10 6 (11.11%) Dell
10 6 (11.11%) EMC
11 5 (9.26%) Riverbed
12 4 (7.41%) IBM
12 4 (7.41%) Infoblox
13 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
14 2 (3.70%) NetApp