Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1103 1100 1094
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 +82
Permanent jobs citing CCDA 45 110 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.062% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 36 93 116
UK median annual salary £47,750 £46,500 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.69% -2.62% -4.50%
10th Percentile £41,875 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £74,375 £76,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 38,326 43,209 50,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.70% 24.27% 26.36%
Number of salaries quoted 28,393 33,201 40,156
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 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 -12 44 £48,000 +3.23% 15
London +45 23 £65,000 -10.34% 2
UK excluding London -29 21 £45,000 - 13
East of England +43 8 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +25 6 £57,500 +4.55% 4
Midlands +16 6 £57,500 +15.00% 6
South East +9 6 £68,000 +36.00% 4
Wales - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (82.22%) CCNP
2 37 (82.22%) Cisco
3 31 (68.89%) CCNA
4 29 (64.44%) Firewall
5 19 (42.22%) VMware
6 18 (40.00%) CCDP
6 18 (40.00%) Windows
6 18 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 17 (37.78%) WAN
8 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
8 16 (35.56%) LAN
9 15 (33.33%) Juniper
9 15 (33.33%) Wireless
9 15 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 14 (31.11%) Fortinet
11 13 (28.89%) Network Security
12 12 (26.67%) SAN
12 12 (26.67%) DNS
12 12 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (24.44%) SolarWinds
13 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
13 11 (24.44%) VPN
13 11 (24.44%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (22.22%) JNCIS
14 10 (22.22%) JNCIP
14 10 (22.22%) DHCP
14 10 (22.22%) CCIE
14 10 (22.22%) Network Architecture
14 10 (22.22%) IT Strategy

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 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) IaaS
2 2 (4.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) Firewall
2 17 (37.78%) WAN
3 16 (35.56%) LAN
4 15 (33.33%) Wireless
5 13 (28.89%) Network Security
6 12 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (26.67%) DNS
6 12 (26.67%) SAN
7 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
7 11 (24.44%) VPN
7 11 (24.44%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (22.22%) DHCP
9 9 (20.00%) VoIP
10 8 (17.78%) WLAN
11 6 (13.33%) BGP
11 6 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (13.33%) Ethernet
11 6 (13.33%) HTTP
11 6 (13.33%) OSPF
12 5 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
1 6 (13.33%) Retail
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Network Engineer
2 11 (24.44%) Consultant
3 9 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Cisco Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Network Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Architect
5 5 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Network Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Cisco Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Presales Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Collaboration Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) XMPP
2 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.22%) LDAP
2 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Replication
3 6 (13.33%) iSeries
4 3 (6.67%) e-Learning
4 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) PKI
5 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.22%) Clustering
6 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.22%) Fintech
6 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
1 18 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (17.78%) Linux
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.11%) SUSE
4 5 (11.11%) Unix
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) IT Strategy
1 10 (22.22%) Network Architecture
2 9 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (15.56%) Information Security
4 7 (15.56%) ITIL
4 7 (15.56%) Migration
4 7 (15.56%) Network Management
5 6 (13.33%) Data Privacy
5 6 (13.33%) Presales
6 5 (11.11%) eTOM
6 5 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 5 (11.11%) Service Management
7 4 (8.89%) DNA
7 4 (8.89%) ITSM
7 4 (8.89%) Project Management
7 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (6.67%) Product Management
9 1 (2.22%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) C
2 2 (4.44%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (82.22%) CCNP
3 31 (68.89%) CCNA
4 18 (40.00%) CCDP
5 10 (22.22%) CCIE
5 10 (22.22%) JNCIP
5 10 (22.22%) JNCIS
6 7 (15.56%) JNCIA
7 6 (13.33%) CCSA
7 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 5 (11.11%) CCVP
8 5 (11.11%) CISSP
8 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 2 (4.44%) Degree
9 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.22%) CCDE
10 1 (2.22%) HP ASE
10 1 (2.22%) HPE ATP
10 1 (2.22%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
1 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (8.89%) TrustSec
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 37 (82.22%) Cisco
2 19 (42.22%) VMware
3 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
4 15 (33.33%) Juniper
5 14 (31.11%) Fortinet
6 11 (24.44%) SolarWinds
7 7 (15.56%) Dell
7 7 (15.56%) EMC
8 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
8 6 (13.33%) IBM
9 5 (11.11%) F5
9 5 (11.11%) Palo Alto
9 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
10 4 (8.89%) Infoblox
10 4 (8.89%) Riverbed
11 3 (6.67%) Aruba
11 3 (6.67%) Brocade
11 3 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
11 3 (6.67%) Ruckus Wireless
11 3 (6.67%) Virgin Media