Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 576 608 592
Rank change year-on-year +32 -16 -29
Permanent jobs citing CCIE 568 687 792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 1.77% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 383 566 659
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,000 £59,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.39% +7.27% +4.76%

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 30,767 38,780 43,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.61% 23.78% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22,726 28,652 33,702
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 November 2019.

Salary histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Top 14 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 21 November 2019. 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 +26 539 £65,000 - 64
UK excluding London +64 316 £57,000 -3.39% 39
London -32 227 £72,500 +3.57% 26
South East +120 182 £62,500 - 11
Midlands +57 56 £52,500 -12.50% 16
West Midlands +34 49 £52,500 -12.50% 14
North of England +28 36 £57,500 -8.00% 4
North West +33 22 £60,000 -4.00% 2
East of England +15 22 £55,000 -15.38% 3
Yorkshire -6 13 £40,000 -31.91% 1
Scotland +5 12 £65,000 +4.00% 1
South West +12 8 £60,000 -14.29% 4
East Midlands +22 7 £42,500 -29.17% 2
North East - 1 £60,552 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 568 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 460 (80.99%) Cisco
3 367 (64.61%) CCNP
4 269 (47.36%) Firewall
5 261 (45.95%) WAN
6 243 (42.78%) Data Centre
7 217 (38.20%) LAN
8 170 (29.93%) MPLS
9 148 (26.06%) Wireless
10 142 (25.00%) BGP
11 140 (24.65%) Palo Alto
12 138 (24.30%) Juniper
13 134 (23.59%) OSPF
14 129 (22.71%) CCNA
15 126 (22.18%) Presales
16 121 (21.30%) CCDP
17 119 (20.95%) Finance
18 115 (20.25%) CheckPoint
19 114 (20.07%) F5
20 108 (19.01%) Degree
21 107 (18.84%) VPN
22 104 (18.31%) Cisco ASA
23 103 (18.13%) ITIL
23 103 (18.13%) Telecoms
24 99 (17.43%) Network Design
24 99 (17.43%) TCP/IP
25 97 (17.08%) Network Security
26 95 (16.73%) VMware
27 94 (16.55%) Cisco Nexus
28 84 (14.79%) Banking

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 10 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.06%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.70%) Confluence
4 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 14 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (9.86%) Azure
2 50 (8.80%) AWS
3 14 (2.46%) Office 365
4 8 (1.41%) GCP
5 5 (0.88%) SaaS
6 4 (0.70%) IaaS
7 3 (0.53%) AWS CodePipeline
7 3 (0.53%) PaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 269 (47.36%) Firewall
2 261 (45.95%) WAN
3 217 (38.20%) LAN
4 170 (29.93%) MPLS
5 148 (26.06%) Wireless
6 142 (25.00%) BGP
7 134 (23.59%) OSPF
8 107 (18.84%) VPN
9 104 (18.31%) Cisco ASA
10 99 (17.43%) TCP/IP
11 97 (17.08%) Network Security
12 94 (16.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 76 (13.38%) Internet
14 72 (12.68%) VLAN
15 68 (11.97%) VoIP
16 66 (11.62%) DHCP
17 62 (10.92%) DNS
18 51 (8.98%) Unified Communications
19 45 (7.92%) IPsec
20 43 (7.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 21 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 119 (20.95%) Finance
2 103 (18.13%) Telecoms
3 84 (14.79%) Banking
4 32 (5.63%) Retail
5 29 (5.11%) German Language
5 29 (5.11%) Italian Language
6 18 (3.17%) Public Sector
7 11 (1.94%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.88%) Publishing
10 4 (0.70%) French Language
11 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.35%) Law
12 2 (0.35%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 266 (46.83%) Network Engineer
2 128 (22.54%) Architect
3 114 (20.07%) Senior Network Engineer
4 72 (12.68%) Cisco Engineer
5 70 (12.32%) Consultant
6 54 (9.51%) Solutions Architect
7 49 (8.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 45 (7.92%) Network Architect
9 37 (6.51%) Network Consultant
10 23 (4.05%) Cisco Architect
11 22 (3.87%) Security Consultant
12 20 (3.52%) Juniper Engineer
13 18 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
13 18 (3.17%) Presales Solution Architect
13 18 (3.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 17 (2.99%) Senior Consultant
14 17 (2.99%) Voice Engineer
15 16 (2.82%) Security Architect
15 16 (2.82%) Security Engineer
15 16 (2.82%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.35%) 802.1X
2 16 (2.82%) LDAP
3 7 (1.23%) XMPP
4 2 (0.35%) COM
5 1 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.18%) Jinja
5 1 (0.18%) JSON
5 1 (0.18%) Web Services
5 1 (0.18%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 243 (42.78%) Data Centre
2 43 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (2.82%) PKI
4 16 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.64%) BBC
6 14 (2.46%) Wiki
7 12 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.94%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.06%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.70%) Social Media
12 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.53%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.35%) CESG
14 2 (0.35%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.35%) Shadow IT
15 1 (0.18%) Eurex
15 1 (0.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.34%) Linux
2 27 (4.75%) Unix
3 24 (4.23%) Windows
4 10 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.18%) CentOS
5 1 (0.18%) Solaris
5 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (22.18%) Presales
2 103 (18.13%) ITIL
3 99 (17.43%) Network Design
4 81 (14.26%) Load Balancing
5 59 (10.39%) Project Delivery
6 52 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
7 46 (8.10%) Mentoring
8 41 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 40 (7.04%) TOGAF
10 38 (6.69%) Migration
11 37 (6.51%) DNA
12 36 (6.34%) Network Management
13 35 (6.16%) Root Cause Analysis
14 31 (5.46%) Capacity Planning
15 29 (5.11%) Change Management
16 27 (4.75%) Service Delivery
17 26 (4.58%) Demand Generation
17 26 (4.58%) Information Security
18 23 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
18 23 (4.05%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 58 (10.21%) Python
2 23 (4.05%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.41%) Bash Shell
4 6 (1.06%) C
5 5 (0.88%) Perl
6 4 (0.70%) R
7 1 (0.18%) PHP
7 1 (0.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 568 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 367 (64.61%) CCNP
3 129 (22.71%) CCNA
4 121 (21.30%) CCDP
5 108 (19.01%) Degree
6 69 (12.15%) JNCIE
7 66 (11.62%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 59 (10.39%) CCIE Service Provider
9 52 (9.15%) Security Cleared
10 46 (8.10%) JNCIP
10 46 (8.10%) SC Cleared
11 31 (5.46%) CCSE
11 31 (5.46%) JNCIA
12 24 (4.23%) JNCIS
12 24 (4.23%) MCSE
12 24 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (3.70%) CCSA
14 20 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (3.35%) CCDE
16 18 (3.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.99%) SLA
2 8 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.23%) QA
4 5 (0.88%) RMADS
5 4 (0.70%) GDPR
5 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.70%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.18%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.18%) FISMA
6 1 (0.18%) NCSC
System Software
1 76 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.17%) VMware NSX
3 14 (2.46%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.18%) Firmware
7 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 40 (7.04%) Ansible
2 29 (5.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (4.75%) FortiGate
4 15 (2.64%) Puppet
5 12 (2.11%) vRealize
6 10 (1.76%) Cisco UCCX
6 10 (1.76%) vCenter Server
7 9 (1.58%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.41%) SCCM
9 6 (1.06%) Stealthwatch
10 4 (0.70%) SCOM
11 2 (0.35%) Cisco LMS
11 2 (0.35%) Nagios
11 2 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.35%) TrustSec
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
12 1 (0.18%) Nmap
12 1 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 460 (80.99%) Cisco
2 140 (24.65%) Palo Alto
3 138 (24.30%) Juniper
4 115 (20.25%) CheckPoint
5 114 (20.07%) F5
6 95 (16.73%) VMware
7 60 (10.56%) Microsoft
8 59 (10.39%) Fortinet
9 58 (10.21%) Meraki
10 49 (8.63%) HP
11 47 (8.27%) Dell
12 41 (7.22%) NetApp
13 40 (7.04%) EMC
14 29 (5.11%) Citrix
14 29 (5.11%) SolarWinds
15 24 (4.23%) Blue Coat
16 22 (3.87%) Virgin Media
17 18 (3.17%) Avaya
18 15 (2.64%) Rackspace
19 14 (2.46%) Riverbed