Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CCDP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 965 627 835
Rank change year-on-year -338 +208 +118
Permanent jobs citing CCDP 73 57 264
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.54% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 51 50 199
10th Percentile £42,500 £49,875 £38,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £57,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -3.51% -5.00%
75th Percentile £86,250 £64,688 £71,250
90th Percentile " £73,875 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% -3.51% -5.00%

CCDP 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 27,143 10,538 31,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.61% 21.43% 23.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15,098 8,120 23,519
10th Percentile £31,220 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,625
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,875 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.79% +8.61% -

CCDP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCDP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCDP in the UK

CCDP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CCDP.

Salary trend for CCDP in the UK

CCDP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CCDP over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Salary histogram for CCDP in the UK

CCDP
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCDP within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 2021. 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 -299 65 £60,000 +9.09% 12
UK excluding London -228 46 £45,000 -18.18% 9
Midlands -112 21 £52,500 -8.70% 1
London -250 19 £82,500 +50.00% 3
South East -161 17 £45,000 -30.77% 4
East Midlands - 16 £42,500 -
Work from Home -269 13 £45,000 -28.00% 4
South West -81 7 £45,000 -10.00% 2
West Midlands -102 5 £60,000 +4.35% 1
East of England -116 2 £77,500 +40.91% 2

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, IT jobs citing CCDP 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 CCDP.

1 73 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (98.63%) CCNP
3 58 (79.45%) Cisco
4 47 (64.38%) Firewall
5 42 (57.53%) WAN
6 39 (53.42%) CCIE
7 38 (52.05%) LAN
8 28 (38.36%) Wireless
9 24 (32.88%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (32.88%) Data Centre
10 23 (31.51%) VMware
11 22 (30.14%) BGP
11 22 (30.14%) OSPF
12 21 (28.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (27.40%) CCIE Service Provider
14 18 (24.66%) SAN
14 18 (24.66%) Project Management
14 18 (24.66%) MPLS
15 16 (21.92%) Juniper
15 16 (21.92%) ITIL
15 16 (21.92%) Palo Alto
15 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
16 15 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (20.55%) Network Design
17 14 (19.18%) Internet
17 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
17 14 (19.18%) SolarWinds
17 14 (19.18%) Computer Architecture
17 14 (19.18%) Project Delivery
18 13 (17.81%) Social Skills

CCDP
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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (64.38%) Firewall
2 42 (57.53%) WAN
3 38 (52.05%) LAN
4 28 (38.36%) Wireless
5 24 (32.88%) Wi-Fi
6 22 (30.14%) BGP
6 22 (30.14%) OSPF
7 18 (24.66%) MPLS
7 18 (24.66%) SAN
8 14 (19.18%) Internet
9 13 (17.81%) Broadband
9 13 (17.81%) Ethernet
9 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
10 12 (16.44%) Cisco ISE
11 10 (13.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (13.70%) Network Security
12 8 (10.96%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (10.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (10.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (8.22%) IPsec
General
1 13 (17.81%) Social Skills
2 8 (10.96%) Finance
3 7 (9.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 4 (5.48%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.74%) Military
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Law
6 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (56.16%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.81%) Head of IP Transport
2 13 (17.81%) Head of Networks
3 11 (15.07%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Principal Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Principal Network Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Network Support
6 5 (6.85%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Network Support
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Design Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.88%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.33%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.85%) Windows
1 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
1 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Project Management
2 16 (21.92%) ITIL
3 15 (20.55%) Network Design
3 15 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (19.18%) Computer Architecture
4 14 (19.18%) Project Delivery
5 13 (17.81%) Network Virtualisation
5 13 (17.81%) Service Delivery
6 11 (15.07%) Information Security
6 11 (15.07%) Presales
7 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (9.59%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (8.22%) Network Management
10 4 (5.48%) Capacity Management
10 4 (5.48%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (5.48%) High Availability
10 4 (5.48%) Network Architecture
10 4 (5.48%) Service Management
11 2 (2.74%) Load Balancing
11 2 (2.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (98.63%) CCNP
3 39 (53.42%) CCIE
4 20 (27.40%) CCIE Service Provider
5 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
6 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
7 13 (17.81%) CCNA
8 12 (16.44%) CISM
8 12 (16.44%) CISSP
9 9 (12.33%) CCIE Security
9 9 (12.33%) JNCIA
9 9 (12.33%) JNCIS
10 5 (6.85%) MCSA
10 5 (6.85%) MCSE
10 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (5.48%) DBS Check
12 2 (2.74%) CCSP
12 2 (2.74%) CEH
12 2 (2.74%) Degree
12 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) GDPR
1 1 (1.37%) NIST
1 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (28.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.85%) vSphere
3 3 (4.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 58 (79.45%) Cisco
2 23 (31.51%) VMware
3 16 (21.92%) Juniper
3 16 (21.92%) Palo Alto
4 14 (19.18%) SolarWinds
5 9 (12.33%) F5
6 8 (10.96%) Aruba
6 8 (10.96%) HP
7 5 (6.85%) Fortinet
7 5 (6.85%) McAfee
8 2 (2.74%) Brocade