Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CCIE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 585 488 515
Rank change year-on-year -97 +27 +10
Permanent jobs citing CCIE 733 987 1,153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.78% 2.22% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 571 809 936
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%

CCIE 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 41,162 44,406 58,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.63% 25.43% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,917 35,148 46,519
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 £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CCIE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCIE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCIE.

Salary trend for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCIE over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCIE within the UK over the 6 months to 18 February 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 -119 672 £60,000 +4.35% 73
London -36 354 £70,000 +16.67% 32
UK excluding London -118 351 £55,000 - 44
South East -121 151 £57,500 - 21
North of England +5 79 £47,500 -9.52% 9
Yorkshire +30 56 £37,500 -28.57% 1
Midlands -48 50 £57,500 +15.00% 5
Scotland -14 33 £57,500 +21.05% 3
West Midlands -27 29 £57,500 +21.05% 2
East of England -34 29 £61,500 +2.50% 4
North West -29 23 £55,000 +12.82% 7
East Midlands +7 18 £57,500 +4.55% 3
South West -6 12 £60,000 +15.38% 2
Wales +10 6 £30,000 -33.33%
Channel Islands +3 1 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT jobs citing CCIE 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 CCIE.

1 733 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 623 (84.99%) Cisco
3 537 (73.26%) CCNP
4 414 (56.48%) Firewall
5 305 (41.61%) MPLS
6 272 (37.11%) CCNA
7 271 (36.97%) WAN
8 269 (36.70%) Wireless
9 239 (32.61%) Finance
10 211 (28.79%) F5
11 206 (28.10%) VPN
12 201 (27.42%) BGP
13 198 (27.01%) Data Centre
14 197 (26.88%) OSPF
15 190 (25.92%) Cisco Nexus
16 180 (24.56%) CheckPoint
17 173 (23.60%) Juniper
17 173 (23.60%) LAN
18 172 (23.47%) Network Security
19 171 (23.33%) Palo Alto
20 169 (23.06%) Cisco ASA
21 161 (21.96%) Network Design
22 158 (21.56%) ITIL
23 146 (19.92%) VMware
24 145 (19.78%) IPsec
25 141 (19.24%) Load Balancing
26 121 (16.51%) Presales
27 118 (16.10%) EIGRP
27 118 (16.10%) VoIP
28 117 (15.96%) Unified Communications

CCIE
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 51 (6.96%) Skype for Business
2 46 (6.28%) CMS
3 10 (1.36%) OpenStack
4 7 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (0.82%) SAS
6 5 (0.68%) IIS
7 3 (0.41%) Apache
7 3 (0.41%) Joomla!
7 3 (0.41%) WordPress
8 1 (0.14%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 81 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.50%) Office 365
4 9 (1.23%) IaaS
5 8 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.95%) SaaS
7 6 (0.82%) PaaS
8 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 414 (56.48%) Firewall
2 305 (41.61%) MPLS
3 271 (36.97%) WAN
4 269 (36.70%) Wireless
5 206 (28.10%) VPN
6 201 (27.42%) BGP
7 197 (26.88%) OSPF
8 190 (25.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 173 (23.60%) LAN
10 172 (23.47%) Network Security
11 169 (23.06%) Cisco ASA
12 145 (19.78%) IPsec
13 118 (16.10%) EIGRP
13 118 (16.10%) VoIP
14 117 (15.96%) Unified Communications
15 108 (14.73%) Cisco IOS
16 77 (10.50%) DNS
17 63 (8.59%) TCP/IP
18 62 (8.46%) WLAN
19 59 (8.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.77%) Big Data
2 5 (0.68%) MySQL
3 2 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.27%) Metasploit
General
1 239 (32.61%) Finance
2 100 (13.64%) Banking
3 62 (8.46%) Telecoms
4 33 (4.50%) Retail
5 29 (3.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 24 (3.27%) Manufacturing
6 24 (3.27%) Marketing
7 14 (1.91%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.64%) German Language
8 12 (1.64%) Italian Language
9 8 (1.09%) Advertising
9 8 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.82%) Electronics
10 6 (0.82%) Law
11 5 (0.68%) Legal
12 4 (0.55%) French Language
12 4 (0.55%) Local Government
13 3 (0.41%) Billing
14 2 (0.27%) Games
15 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 315 (42.97%) Network Engineer
2 176 (24.01%) Architect
3 136 (18.55%) Senior Network Engineer
4 133 (18.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 117 (15.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 82 (11.19%) Network Architect
7 64 (8.73%) Consultant
8 60 (8.19%) Cisco Architect
9 46 (6.28%) Solutions Architect
10 44 (6.00%) Technical Architect
11 42 (5.73%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 41 (5.59%) Cisco Consultant
13 40 (5.46%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
14 39 (5.32%) Security Architect
15 37 (5.05%) Team Leader
16 34 (4.64%) Network Team Leader
17 31 (4.23%) Presales Consultant
18 30 (4.09%) Operations Engineer
19 29 (3.96%) Network Operations Engineer
20 27 (3.68%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.64%) XMPP
2 19 (2.59%) 802.1X
3 13 (1.77%) LDAP
4 9 (1.23%) Web Services
5 7 (0.95%) OAuth
5 7 (0.95%) OpenID
5 7 (0.95%) REST
5 7 (0.95%) SAML
5 7 (0.95%) SOAP
6 5 (0.68%) CSS
7 4 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.41%) LAMP
9 1 (0.14%) .NET
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.14%) Middleware
9 1 (0.14%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 198 (27.01%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.82%) Clustering
3 33 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.55%) Video Conferencing
6 24 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 22 (3.00%) PKI
8 13 (1.77%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.36%) User Experience
10 9 (1.23%) CESG
10 9 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (1.09%) EMC VMAX
11 8 (1.09%) FlexPod
11 8 (1.09%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.95%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 6 (0.82%) Cyber Defence
13 6 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 112 (15.28%) Windows
2 66 (9.00%) Linux
3 39 (5.32%) Unix
4 14 (1.91%) Solaris
4 14 (1.91%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.23%) Kali Linux
7 7 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.41%) SUSE
10 3 (0.41%) VMS
11 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) CentOS
12 1 (0.14%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (21.96%) Network Design
2 158 (21.56%) ITIL
3 141 (19.24%) Load Balancing
4 121 (16.51%) Presales
5 69 (9.41%) Change Management
6 65 (8.87%) Mentoring
7 58 (7.91%) Network Architecture
8 54 (7.37%) Analytics
9 51 (6.96%) Root Cause Analysis
10 50 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
11 47 (6.41%) SIEM
12 44 (6.00%) Problem Management
13 38 (5.18%) Line Management
14 35 (4.77%) Information Security
14 35 (4.77%) Migration
15 34 (4.64%) Customer Requirements
16 33 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (4.37%) Network Management
17 32 (4.37%) Service Delivery
18 31 (4.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.59%) Python
2 19 (2.59%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.50%) C
4 10 (1.36%) Bash Shell
4 10 (1.36%) Perl
5 9 (1.23%) Erlang
5 9 (1.23%) PHP
6 7 (0.95%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.68%) Java
8 3 (0.41%) Ruby
9 2 (0.27%) C++
9 2 (0.27%) Groovy
9 2 (0.27%) Tcl
10 1 (0.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 733 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 537 (73.26%) CCNP
3 272 (37.11%) CCNA
4 93 (12.69%) Degree
5 84 (11.46%) CCDP
6 76 (10.37%) JNCIE
7 69 (9.41%) CCIE Security
8 68 (9.28%) CISSP
9 61 (8.32%) CCVP
10 59 (8.05%) CCDA
10 59 (8.05%) JNCIP
11 53 (7.23%) Security Cleared
12 52 (7.09%) CCDE
13 48 (6.55%) SC Cleared
14 45 (6.14%) CCSA
15 40 (5.46%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 38 (5.18%) MCSE
16 38 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
17 36 (4.91%) CCNP Voice
18 35 (4.77%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.18%) SLA
2 31 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 16 (2.18%) GDPR
5 7 (0.95%) COBIT
5 7 (0.95%) QA
6 5 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (9.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.05%) VMware NSX
4 12 (1.64%) XenApp
5 10 (1.36%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (1.09%) vSphere
7 6 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.68%) Firmware
9 4 (0.55%) Docker
10 2 (0.27%) iptables
10 2 (0.27%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 74 (10.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 63 (8.59%) Cisco UCCE
3 52 (7.09%) Cisco UCCX
4 35 (4.77%) Cisco Prime
5 25 (3.41%) Ansible
6 24 (3.27%) FortiGate
6 24 (3.27%) Puppet
7 18 (2.46%) SolarWinds Orion
8 16 (2.18%) Cacti
9 13 (1.77%) Nagios
10 11 (1.50%) OpenView
10 11 (1.50%) QRadar
11 10 (1.36%) Terraform
12 9 (1.23%) Cisco IPCC
12 9 (1.23%) Core Impact
12 9 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.95%) SmoothWall
14 5 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.55%) Kubernetes
15 4 (0.55%) Nessus
Vendors
1 623 (84.99%) Cisco
2 211 (28.79%) F5
3 180 (24.56%) CheckPoint
4 173 (23.60%) Juniper
5 171 (23.33%) Palo Alto
6 146 (19.92%) VMware
7 111 (15.14%) Microsoft
8 80 (10.91%) SolarWinds
9 59 (8.05%) Avaya
10 55 (7.50%) Dell
11 49 (6.68%) NetApp
12 47 (6.41%) HP
12 47 (6.41%) Riverbed
13 44 (6.00%) Citrix
14 43 (5.87%) EMC
15 41 (5.59%) Splunk
16 37 (5.05%) Blue Coat
17 34 (4.64%) Genesys
17 34 (4.64%) Verint
18 31 (4.23%) Fortinet