Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 989 1072 1086
Rank change year-on-year +83 +14 +5
Permanent jobs citing CCDA 48 36 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.024% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.099% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 40 30 91
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £50,000 £42,375 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,250 £44,000
% change year-on-year +4.48% +14.20% -2.22%

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 27,667 36,401 40,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.91% 24.14% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 20,477 26,615 31,744
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 January 2020.

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 6 months to 21 January 2020. 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 +109 45 £57,500 +4.55% 8
UK excluding London +81 25 £52,500 +4.48% 6
London +50 17 £70,000 +1.82% 5
Midlands +34 16 £51,500 -6.36% 1
West Midlands +27 16 £51,500 -6.36% 1
South East +38 7 £55,000 -24.14% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £75,000 - 1
North of England - 2 £75,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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
2 44 (91.67%) Cisco
3 42 (87.50%) Firewall
4 38 (79.17%) Juniper
5 32 (66.67%) CCNA
6 28 (58.33%) Network Security
7 27 (56.25%) CCDP
8 21 (43.75%) MPLS
9 20 (41.67%) CheckPoint
9 20 (41.67%) Windows
9 20 (41.67%) TCP/IP
10 18 (37.50%) LAN
10 18 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (33.33%) WAN
11 16 (33.33%) BGP
12 15 (31.25%) Ethernet
12 15 (31.25%) DNS
12 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
12 15 (31.25%) VLAN
13 14 (29.17%) Network Architecture
13 14 (29.17%) VPN
13 14 (29.17%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (29.17%) Wireless
14 13 (27.08%) OSPF
14 13 (27.08%) DHCP
14 13 (27.08%) VoIP
14 13 (27.08%) Huawei
14 13 (27.08%) JNCIA
14 13 (27.08%) Network Design

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:

Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (20.83%) MS Visio
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Azure
2 3 (6.25%) AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (87.50%) Firewall
2 28 (58.33%) Network Security
3 21 (43.75%) MPLS
4 20 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 18 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (37.50%) LAN
6 16 (33.33%) BGP
6 16 (33.33%) WAN
7 15 (31.25%) DNS
7 15 (31.25%) Ethernet
7 15 (31.25%) VLAN
8 14 (29.17%) VPN
8 14 (29.17%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (29.17%) Wireless
9 13 (27.08%) DHCP
9 13 (27.08%) OSPF
9 13 (27.08%) VoIP
10 9 (18.75%) GPON
10 9 (18.75%) Internet
10 9 (18.75%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (68.75%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Architect
2 8 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Lead Network Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Network Team Leader
3 7 (14.58%) Team Leader
4 6 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Principal Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Network Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Principal Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Presales Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.33%) Fibre Optics
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) SUSE
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Network Architecture
2 13 (27.08%) Network Design
3 10 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (18.75%) Capacity Management
4 9 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
5 7 (14.58%) Mentoring
5 7 (14.58%) Technical Leadership
6 5 (10.42%) Network Management
6 5 (10.42%) Presales
7 4 (8.33%) DNA
7 4 (8.33%) Information Security
7 4 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (8.33%) Operations Management
7 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (6.25%) Systems Engineering
8 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
9 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.17%) Requirements Management
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (91.67%) CCNP
3 32 (66.67%) CCNA
4 27 (56.25%) CCDP
5 13 (27.08%) JNCIA
6 5 (10.42%) CCIE
6 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
7 4 (8.33%) JNCIP
7 4 (8.33%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.08%) CCSA
8 1 (2.08%) CCSE
8 1 (2.08%) MCSE
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (8.33%) XenApp
2 4 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 44 (91.67%) Cisco
2 38 (79.17%) Juniper
3 20 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 13 (27.08%) Huawei
6 11 (22.92%) Avaya
7 10 (20.83%) Mitel
8 9 (18.75%) HP
8 9 (18.75%) VMware
9 8 (16.67%) F5
10 6 (12.50%) Palo Alto
11 5 (10.42%) Forcepoint
11 5 (10.42%) Fortinet
11 5 (10.42%) SolarWinds
12 4 (8.33%) Citrix
12 4 (8.33%) Dell
12 4 (8.33%) NetApp
12 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
13 3 (6.25%) Meraki
14 1 (2.08%) Zscaler