Period
to 24 February 2021

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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 632 629 558
Rank change year-on-year -3 -71 +38
Permanent jobs citing CCIE 187 432 730
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.35% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 1.62% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 172 386 713
Median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,250 £47,325 £45,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £59,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.04% +3.48%

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 14,959 26,646 36,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.27% 21.71% 24.38%
Number of salaries quoted 10,600 20,101 26,874
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,127 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.65% +3.33% +5.88%

CCIE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CCIE over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Top 17 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 24 February 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 -1 169 £75,000 +15.38% 37
UK excluding London +46 97 £65,000 +4.00% 23
London +55 83 £82,500 +13.79% 18
Work from Home -86 43 £72,500 -6.45% 9
North of England +78 27 £55,000 +4.76% 8
South East +42 27 £80,000 +14.29% 6
North West +84 23 £55,000 -8.33% 5
South West +31 20 £75,000 +15.38% 1
Midlands +42 16 £55,000 +0.92% 2
West Midlands +43 12 £67,500 +23.85% 2
East of England +72 5 £67,500 +22.73% 1
Channel Islands - 5 £80,000 -
Scotland +36 4 £62,500 +38.89% 2
East Midlands +35 4 £47,500 +11.76%
Yorkshire +22 4 - - 1
North East - 4 - - 2
Wales - 2 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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.

1 187 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (69.52%) Cisco
3 124 (66.31%) CCNP
4 104 (55.61%) Firewall
5 80 (42.78%) WAN
6 64 (34.22%) Network Security
7 63 (33.69%) LAN
7 63 (33.69%) Data Centre
8 62 (33.16%) BGP
9 57 (30.48%) Cisco ASA
10 52 (27.81%) Finance
11 48 (25.67%) OSPF
12 42 (22.46%) Wireless
13 39 (20.86%) F5
14 38 (20.32%) Python
15 37 (19.79%) Juniper
16 35 (18.72%) Network Design
17 34 (18.18%) Multicast
18 33 (17.65%) Presales
19 32 (17.11%) CCNA
20 30 (16.04%) Telecoms
20 30 (16.04%) Degree
21 29 (15.51%) MPLS
21 29 (15.51%) Linux
21 29 (15.51%) Palo Alto
22 27 (14.44%) TCP/IP
23 26 (13.90%) Network Monitoring
24 24 (12.83%) VMware
24 24 (12.83%) Low Latency
25 23 (12.30%) Mentoring

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 4 (2.14%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.07%) Confluence
3 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.63%) Azure
2 17 (9.09%) AWS
3 7 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (2.67%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (2.67%) SaaS
5 3 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.60%) IaaS
5 3 (1.60%) PaaS
6 2 (1.07%) GCP
7 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 104 (55.61%) Firewall
2 80 (42.78%) WAN
3 64 (34.22%) Network Security
4 63 (33.69%) LAN
5 62 (33.16%) BGP
6 57 (30.48%) Cisco ASA
7 48 (25.67%) OSPF
8 42 (22.46%) Wireless
9 34 (18.18%) Multicast
10 29 (15.51%) MPLS
11 27 (14.44%) TCP/IP
12 22 (11.76%) VLAN
13 21 (11.23%) Cisco Firepower
13 21 (11.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (11.23%) VPN
14 20 (10.70%) DNS
15 19 (10.16%) IGMP
16 16 (8.56%) Cisco ISE
16 16 (8.56%) VoIP
17 13 (6.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Development Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.07%) JIRA
3 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (27.81%) Finance
2 30 (16.04%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.95%) Banking
4 9 (4.81%) Law
5 8 (4.28%) Marketing
6 5 (2.67%) Legal
6 5 (2.67%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.14%) Military
8 3 (1.60%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.07%) Electronics
9 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.07%) Retail
10 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 94 (50.27%) Network Engineer
2 47 (25.13%) Architect
3 45 (24.06%) Senior Network Engineer
4 29 (15.51%) Network Architect
5 25 (13.37%) Consultant
6 19 (10.16%) Network Consultant
7 18 (9.63%) Security Consultant
8 16 (8.56%) Cisco Engineer
8 16 (8.56%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (8.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 12 (6.42%) Network Security Consultant
10 12 (6.42%) Security Architect
11 11 (5.88%) Cisco Architect
12 9 (4.81%) Cisco Solutions Architect
13 8 (4.28%) Senior Cisco Engineer
13 8 (4.28%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
14 7 (3.74%) Data Centre Engineer
14 7 (3.74%) Data Network Engineer
14 7 (3.74%) LAN Engineer
14 7 (3.74%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.21%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (2.14%) XMPP
3 3 (1.60%) JSON
4 2 (1.07%) Middleware
4 2 (1.07%) Web Services
5 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.53%) WebRTC
5 1 (0.53%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (33.69%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.60%) NHS
5 3 (1.60%) PKI
6 2 (1.07%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.07%) Blog
6 2 (1.07%) CESG
6 2 (1.07%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.53%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.53%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.51%) Linux
2 14 (7.49%) Windows
3 2 (1.07%) Unix
4 1 (0.53%) Debian
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.72%) Network Design
2 33 (17.65%) Presales
3 26 (13.90%) Network Monitoring
4 24 (12.83%) Low Latency
5 23 (12.30%) Mentoring
5 23 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (11.23%) Computer Science
7 16 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (8.02%) ITIL
8 15 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (7.49%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (7.49%) GAP Analysis
10 13 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (6.95%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 12 (6.42%) Algorithmic Trading
11 12 (6.42%) DNA
11 12 (6.42%) Information Security
11 12 (6.42%) Migration
11 12 (6.42%) Network Architecture
12 11 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.32%) Python
2 7 (3.74%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.67%) PHP
3 5 (2.67%) R
4 2 (1.07%) C
Qualifications
1 187 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 124 (66.31%) CCNP
3 32 (17.11%) CCNA
4 30 (16.04%) Degree
5 21 (11.23%) CISSP
6 18 (9.63%) CCIE Security
7 16 (8.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (8.02%) Security Cleared
9 12 (6.42%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 11 (5.88%) CCDP
11 9 (4.81%) CISM
11 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (4.28%) CCSP
12 8 (4.28%) JNCIA
13 7 (3.74%) CCIE Service Provider
13 7 (3.74%) JNCIE
14 6 (3.21%) CCDE
14 6 (3.21%) JNCIP
14 6 (3.21%) OSCE
14 6 (3.21%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.14%) GDPR
1 4 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.60%) QA
3 2 (1.07%) NCSC
3 2 (1.07%) NIST
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.74%) Hyper-V
2 7 (3.74%) VMware NSX
3 5 (2.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.60%) Docker
4 3 (1.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.53%) NLBS
5 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (11.76%) Ansible
2 12 (6.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (6.42%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (5.88%) Terraform
4 10 (5.35%) Grafana
5 7 (3.74%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.67%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (2.14%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (2.14%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.60%) Cacti
8 3 (1.60%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.60%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.60%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.53%) Puppet
10 1 (0.53%) QRadar
Vendors
1 130 (69.52%) Cisco
2 39 (20.86%) F5
3 37 (19.79%) Juniper
4 29 (15.51%) Palo Alto
5 24 (12.83%) VMware
6 21 (11.23%) SolarWinds
7 20 (10.70%) Fortinet
8 19 (10.16%) Meraki
9 16 (8.56%) Microsoft
9 16 (8.56%) Splunk
10 14 (7.49%) Infoblox
11 13 (6.95%) CheckPoint
12 12 (6.42%) FireEye
13 5 (2.67%) Arista
13 5 (2.67%) Avaya
13 5 (2.67%) Dell
13 5 (2.67%) ExtraHop
13 5 (2.67%) Radianz
13 5 (2.67%) Ubiquiti
14 4 (2.14%) Oracle