Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1076 1089 1170
Rank change year-on-year +13 +81 -18
Permanent jobs citing CCDA 113 130 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.069% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 96 117 105
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% -5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £37,000
90th Percentile £75,625 £70,000 £72,400
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - -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 43165 49027 60087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.01% 26.21% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 33185 39333 47990
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Top 13 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 20 November 2017. 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 +28 110 £46,500 -2.11% 4
UK excluding London +9 78 £45,000 - 4
North of England +27 36 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire +28 35 £37,500 +7.14% 1
London +1 32 £72,500 +6.62%
South East +20 22 £51,250 +7.89% 2
Midlands +1 13 £55,000 +29.41% 1
West Midlands 0 12 £55,000 +25.00% 1
South West +4 5 £45,000 +2.27%
East Midlands +23 1 £45,000 +38.46%
East of England +3 1 - -
North West -11 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (86.73%) CCNP
3 94 (83.19%) Cisco
4 80 (70.80%) CCNA
5 68 (60.18%) Firewall
6 58 (51.33%) WAN
7 54 (47.79%) CCIE
8 50 (44.25%) Wireless
9 49 (43.36%) VMware
10 47 (41.59%) MPLS
11 43 (38.05%) VPN
12 42 (37.17%) CCDP
13 41 (36.28%) Load Balancing
14 37 (32.74%) F5
15 35 (30.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 35 (30.97%) OSPF
16 33 (29.20%) Windows
17 32 (28.32%) Juniper
18 31 (27.43%) Finance
19 30 (26.55%) Network Design
19 30 (26.55%) Avaya
19 30 (26.55%) Data Centre
20 29 (25.66%) Microsoft
20 29 (25.66%) ITIL
21 27 (23.89%) Cisco Wireless
22 26 (23.01%) LAN
22 26 (23.01%) BGP
23 25 (22.12%) Palo Alto
24 23 (20.35%) Cisco IOS
24 23 (20.35%) VMware Infrastructure

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 11 (9.73%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.54%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
3 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.08%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (7.08%) IaaS
4 7 (6.19%) PaaS
5 4 (3.54%) Office 365
6 2 (1.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (60.18%) Firewall
2 58 (51.33%) WAN
3 50 (44.25%) Wireless
4 47 (41.59%) MPLS
5 43 (38.05%) VPN
6 35 (30.97%) Cisco Nexus
6 35 (30.97%) OSPF
7 27 (23.89%) Cisco Wireless
8 26 (23.01%) BGP
8 26 (23.01%) LAN
9 23 (20.35%) Cisco IOS
10 21 (18.58%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (15.93%) DNS
12 16 (14.16%) DHCP
12 16 (14.16%) Internet
12 16 (14.16%) Network Security
12 16 (14.16%) VoIP
13 11 (9.73%) IPsec
13 11 (9.73%) Spanning Tree
13 11 (9.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) Big Data
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (27.43%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Banking
2 9 (7.96%) Financial Institution
2 9 (7.96%) Law
3 6 (5.31%) Retail
4 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.65%) Automotive
5 3 (2.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (46.90%) Network Engineer
2 42 (37.17%) Cisco Engineer
3 41 (36.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 33 (29.20%) Architect
5 29 (25.66%) Network Operations Engineer
5 29 (25.66%) Operations Engineer
6 26 (23.01%) Network Architect
7 15 (13.27%) Cisco Architect
7 15 (13.27%) Cisco Network Architect
8 10 (8.85%) Cloud Architect
8 10 (8.85%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) Network Design Architect
10 6 (5.31%) Juniper Architect
10 6 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.42%) Consultant
11 5 (4.42%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 5 (4.42%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (4.42%) Technical Design Authority
12 4 (3.54%) Network Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) .NET
1 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.55%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.85%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.54%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.54%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.88%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.88%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (29.20%) Windows
2 15 (13.27%) Linux
3 9 (7.96%) Unix
4 3 (2.65%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.88%) SUSE
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.28%) Load Balancing
2 30 (26.55%) Network Design
3 29 (25.66%) ITIL
4 22 (19.47%) Presales
5 19 (16.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (16.81%) Problem Management
5 19 (16.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 18 (15.93%) Network Architecture
7 17 (15.04%) Service Delivery
8 14 (12.39%) Project Management
9 11 (9.73%) High Availability
10 10 (8.85%) Network Management
11 8 (7.08%) Migration
12 6 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (5.31%) Information Security
12 6 (5.31%) Virtual Environments
13 5 (4.42%) Business Continuity
13 5 (4.42%) Customer Requirements
13 5 (4.42%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.08%) C
2 5 (4.42%) Python
3 1 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (86.73%) CCNP
3 80 (70.80%) CCNA
4 54 (47.79%) CCIE
5 42 (37.17%) CCDP
6 22 (19.47%) CCSA
7 13 (11.50%) JNCIP
8 12 (10.62%) CCSP
8 12 (10.62%) Degree
8 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
8 12 (10.62%) Security Cleared
9 11 (9.73%) CCIP
10 10 (8.85%) CCSE
10 10 (8.85%) JNCIE
11 9 (7.96%) JNCIA
12 8 (7.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (6.19%) CISSP
14 6 (5.31%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 6 (5.31%) JNCIS
15 5 (4.42%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) PCI DSS
2 8 (7.08%) SLA
3 4 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.77%) QA
5 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (20.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.31%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.54%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) Nagios
2 4 (3.54%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.65%) Ansible
4 2 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.77%) Puppet
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.88%) SCCM
5 1 (0.88%) SCOM
5 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 94 (83.19%) Cisco
2 49 (43.36%) VMware
3 37 (32.74%) F5
4 32 (28.32%) Juniper
5 30 (26.55%) Avaya
6 29 (25.66%) Microsoft
7 25 (22.12%) Palo Alto
8 23 (20.35%) CheckPoint
9 19 (16.81%) Genesys
9 19 (16.81%) Verint
10 7 (6.19%) Fortinet
10 7 (6.19%) Oracle
11 5 (4.42%) HP
11 5 (4.42%) Meraki
11 5 (4.42%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.54%) Citrix
13 3 (2.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 3 (2.65%) Dell
13 3 (2.65%) McAfee
14 1 (0.88%) NetApp