Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1050 1058 1114
Rank change year-on-year +8 +56 +5
Permanent jobs citing CCDA 107 115 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.065% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 91 102 134
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.70% -7.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £68,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% -8.57%

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 40,894 45,756 56,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 25.73% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,700 36,357 45,593
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -3 101 £45,000 - 8
UK excluding London +6 76 £42,000 -6.67% 7
North of England +37 41 £37,500 +7.14%
Yorkshire +56 40 £37,500 +7.14%
South East +15 27 £50,000 +11.11% 4
London +18 26 £65,000 -5.11% 1
Midlands -9 7 £45,000 +5.88% 2
West Midlands -10 6 £45,000 -3.23% 1
East Midlands +17 1 £45,000 +104.55% 1
North West -6 1 £85,000 +126.67%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (88.79%) CCNP
3 94 (87.85%) Cisco
4 85 (79.44%) CCNA
5 78 (72.90%) Firewall
6 64 (59.81%) CCIE
7 59 (55.14%) Wireless
8 55 (51.40%) Load Balancing
9 49 (45.79%) WAN
9 49 (45.79%) VMware
10 46 (42.99%) Avaya
11 43 (40.19%) CCDP
12 41 (38.32%) Windows
12 41 (38.32%) Juniper
13 40 (37.38%) MPLS
14 37 (34.58%) VPN
14 37 (34.58%) F5
15 36 (33.64%) Finance
16 31 (28.97%) ITIL
16 31 (28.97%) OSPF
17 30 (28.04%) CheckPoint
17 30 (28.04%) Palo Alto
18 28 (26.17%) Genesys
18 28 (26.17%) CCSA
18 28 (26.17%) Root Cause Analysis
18 28 (26.17%) Continuous Improvement
18 28 (26.17%) Verint
18 28 (26.17%) Problem Management
19 27 (25.23%) Cisco Nexus
20 26 (24.30%) LAN

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 18 (16.82%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.74%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.93%) IIS
3 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.48%) IaaS
3 7 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.54%) PaaS
4 5 (4.67%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.74%) Office 365
6 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (72.90%) Firewall
2 59 (55.14%) Wireless
3 49 (45.79%) WAN
4 40 (37.38%) MPLS
5 37 (34.58%) VPN
6 31 (28.97%) OSPF
7 27 (25.23%) Cisco Nexus
8 26 (24.30%) LAN
9 22 (20.56%) Cisco Wireless
10 20 (18.69%) BGP
11 18 (16.82%) VoIP
12 17 (15.89%) Network Security
13 16 (14.95%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (14.95%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (14.02%) DNS
15 14 (13.08%) DHCP
15 14 (13.08%) Ethernet
16 11 (10.28%) IPsec
17 10 (9.35%) Internet
18 9 (8.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 36 (33.64%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Law
2 6 (5.61%) Retail
3 5 (4.67%) Banking
3 5 (4.67%) Financial Institution
3 5 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (51.40%) Network Engineer
2 42 (39.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 41 (38.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 35 (32.71%) Network Operations Engineer
4 35 (32.71%) Operations Engineer
5 29 (27.10%) Architect
6 24 (22.43%) Network Architect
7 15 (14.02%) Cisco Architect
7 15 (14.02%) Cisco Network Architect
7 15 (14.02%) Network Design Architect
8 11 (10.28%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (9.35%) Network Technical Architect
9 10 (9.35%) Technical Architect
9 10 (9.35%) Technical Design Architect
10 6 (5.61%) Consultant
10 6 (5.61%) Juniper Architect
10 6 (5.61%) Presales Consultant
11 5 (4.67%) Cisco Consultant
11 5 (4.67%) Firewall Architect
11 5 (4.67%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.76%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.54%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.74%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.74%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.93%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) PKI
5 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (38.32%) Windows
2 14 (13.08%) Linux
3 8 (7.48%) Unix
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.80%) SUSE
5 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (51.40%) Load Balancing
2 31 (28.97%) ITIL
3 28 (26.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 28 (26.17%) Problem Management
3 28 (26.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 25 (23.36%) Network Design
5 17 (15.89%) Network Architecture
6 16 (14.95%) Service Delivery
7 14 (13.08%) Presales
8 12 (11.21%) Translating Business Requirements
9 9 (8.41%) Network Management
10 8 (7.48%) High Availability
10 8 (7.48%) Migration
11 7 (6.54%) Project Management
12 6 (5.61%) Information Security
13 4 (3.74%) Business Continuity
13 4 (3.74%) DNA
13 4 (3.74%) SIEM
13 4 (3.74%) TOGAF
13 4 (3.74%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.67%) C
1 5 (4.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 107 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (88.79%) CCNP
3 85 (79.44%) CCNA
4 64 (59.81%) CCIE
5 43 (40.19%) CCDP
6 28 (26.17%) CCSA
7 24 (22.43%) JNCIP
8 18 (16.82%) Security Cleared
9 17 (15.89%) JNCIE
9 17 (15.89%) SC Cleared
10 15 (14.02%) CCSE
11 13 (12.15%) CCIP
11 13 (12.15%) CCSP
12 10 (9.35%) CISSP
12 10 (9.35%) JNCIA
12 10 (9.35%) JNCIS
13 8 (7.48%) CCDE
14 6 (5.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 4 (3.74%) CISA
15 4 (3.74%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.80%) SLA
3 2 (1.87%) QA
4 1 (0.93%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.74%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.74%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Ansible
2 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.87%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.93%) Nagios
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 94 (87.85%) Cisco
2 49 (45.79%) VMware
3 46 (42.99%) Avaya
4 41 (38.32%) Juniper
5 37 (34.58%) F5
6 30 (28.04%) CheckPoint
6 30 (28.04%) Palo Alto
7 28 (26.17%) Genesys
7 28 (26.17%) Verint
8 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
9 14 (13.08%) Fortinet
10 8 (7.48%) SolarWinds
11 6 (5.61%) Dell
12 5 (4.67%) Meraki
13 4 (3.74%) Aerohive Networks
13 4 (3.74%) Aruba
13 4 (3.74%) HP
13 4 (3.74%) Huawei
14 3 (2.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 3 (2.80%) Citrix