Period
to 29 November 2020

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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 560 592 599
Rank change year-on-year +32 +7 -4
Permanent jobs citing CCIE 156 543 685
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.40% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 1.79% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 123 426 637
Median annual salary £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% +5.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year - -7.26% +12.73%

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 11,258 30,403 38,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.55% 22.48% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8,586 22,512 28,442
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 £87,500 £82,500 £80,975
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 2020. 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 +33 139 £67,500 +2.27% 47
London +116 89 £81,250 +12.07% 26
UK excluding London +50 55 £57,500 - 24
Work from Home -36 27 £70,000 -12.50% 8
South East +44 18 £62,500 - 6
North of England +119 15 £50,000 -9.09% 9
North West +117 11 £50,000 -16.67% 7
East of England +123 10 £46,250 -15.91% 2
Midlands +67 7 £44,000 -16.19% 3
West Midlands +46 6 £44,000 -19.27% 3
Yorkshire +87 4 £57,500 +43.75% 2
Wales - 3 £58,750 -
South West +108 2 £67,500 +8.00% 1
Scotland +72 2 - - 2
East Midlands +76 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (65.38%) CCNP
3 83 (53.21%) Cisco
4 79 (50.64%) BGP
5 65 (41.67%) Data Centre
6 58 (37.18%) WAN
7 56 (35.90%) OSPF
8 50 (32.05%) Firewall
9 45 (28.85%) MPLS
10 44 (28.21%) Wireless
11 42 (26.92%) Python
12 41 (26.28%) Telecoms
13 39 (25.00%) Network Security
13 39 (25.00%) Multicast
14 37 (23.72%) Linux
15 35 (22.44%) LAN
16 33 (21.15%) Network Design
17 32 (20.51%) Low Latency
18 30 (19.23%) Finance
19 28 (17.95%) Splunk
20 27 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
20 27 (17.31%) Fortinet
21 26 (16.67%) IGMP
21 26 (16.67%) Juniper
21 26 (16.67%) Mentoring
22 25 (16.03%) Network Monitoring
22 25 (16.03%) Palo Alto
22 25 (16.03%) Presales
23 24 (15.38%) VMware
24 23 (14.74%) Cisco Nexus

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 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.82%) Azure
2 16 (10.26%) AWS
3 6 (3.85%) Office 365
4 5 (3.21%) IaaS
4 5 (3.21%) PaaS
4 5 (3.21%) SaaS
5 4 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.28%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 79 (50.64%) BGP
2 58 (37.18%) WAN
3 56 (35.90%) OSPF
4 50 (32.05%) Firewall
5 45 (28.85%) MPLS
6 44 (28.21%) Wireless
7 39 (25.00%) Multicast
7 39 (25.00%) Network Security
8 35 (22.44%) LAN
9 27 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (16.67%) IGMP
11 23 (14.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (12.82%) SNMP
13 19 (12.18%) VPN
14 18 (11.54%) Cisco Firepower
14 18 (11.54%) TCP/IP
14 18 (11.54%) VoIP
15 16 (10.26%) EIGRP
16 13 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
17 12 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.64%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 7 (4.49%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.64%) GitLab
General
1 41 (26.28%) Telecoms
2 30 (19.23%) Finance
3 19 (12.18%) Banking
4 5 (3.21%) French Language
4 5 (3.21%) German Language
4 5 (3.21%) Italian Language
4 5 (3.21%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.28%) Law
5 2 (1.28%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.64%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (41.03%) Network Engineer
2 43 (27.56%) Architect
3 38 (24.36%) Senior Network Engineer
4 26 (16.67%) Network Architect
5 17 (10.90%) Consultant
6 11 (7.05%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.41%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (5.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (5.77%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 9 (5.77%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (5.13%) Network Consultant
10 7 (4.49%) Cisco Architect
10 7 (4.49%) Cisco Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.49%) Switch Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Design Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Network Manager
11 6 (3.85%) Security Architect
11 6 (3.85%) Security Consultant
11 6 (3.85%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.85%) XMPP
2 3 (1.92%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.28%) Web Services
3 2 (1.28%) YAML
4 1 (0.64%) JSON
4 1 (0.64%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 65 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.56%) CESG
4 4 (2.56%) PKI
4 4 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.92%) BYOD
6 2 (1.28%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.28%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) NHS
7 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.72%) Linux
2 10 (6.41%) Windows
3 3 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.15%) Network Design
2 32 (20.51%) Low Latency
3 26 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 25 (16.03%) Network Monitoring
4 25 (16.03%) Presales
5 22 (14.10%) Electronic Trading
5 22 (14.10%) GAP Analysis
6 20 (12.82%) Algorithmic Trading
6 20 (12.82%) High-Frequency Trading
6 20 (12.82%) Reverse Engineering
6 20 (12.82%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 17 (10.90%) Network Architecture
8 16 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (8.33%) DNA
10 12 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (7.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (7.05%) Information Security
11 11 (7.05%) Project Delivery
11 11 (7.05%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (26.92%) Python
2 7 (4.49%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.21%) Perl
4 4 (2.56%) C
5 2 (1.28%) PHP
5 2 (1.28%) R
Qualifications
1 156 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (65.38%) CCNP
3 22 (14.10%) CCNA
4 18 (11.54%) Degree
5 16 (10.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 16 (10.26%) CISSP
6 13 (8.33%) JNCIA
7 10 (6.41%) CCIE Collaboration
7 10 (6.41%) CCIE Security
8 8 (5.13%) CCDP
9 7 (4.49%) CCIP
9 7 (4.49%) CISM
9 7 (4.49%) JNCIE
10 6 (3.85%) CCSP
10 6 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (3.85%) JNCIP
10 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (3.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (3.21%) CCDE
11 5 (3.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.77%) SLA
2 5 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.28%) GDPR
3 2 (1.28%) NCSC
3 2 (1.28%) NIST
3 2 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 15 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.49%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.85%) VMware NSX
4 4 (2.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.56%) Docker
5 1 (0.64%) Firmware
5 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.64%) XenApp
5 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (12.82%) Grafana
2 19 (12.18%) Ansible
3 15 (9.62%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (6.41%) Cisco UCCX
5 8 (5.13%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (4.49%) Kubernetes
7 6 (3.85%) Terraform
8 4 (2.56%) FortiGate
8 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (2.56%) Stealthwatch
9 3 (1.92%) Cacti
9 3 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.92%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (1.28%) Nagios
10 2 (1.28%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.28%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.64%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 83 (53.21%) Cisco
2 28 (17.95%) Splunk
3 27 (17.31%) Fortinet
4 26 (16.67%) Juniper
5 25 (16.03%) Palo Alto
6 24 (15.38%) VMware
7 20 (12.82%) CheckPoint
8 17 (10.90%) F5
8 17 (10.90%) Microsoft
9 12 (7.69%) SolarWinds
10 9 (5.77%) Meraki
11 6 (3.85%) Citrix
12 5 (3.21%) Aruba
13 4 (2.56%) Brocade
13 4 (2.56%) Interwoven
14 2 (1.28%) Avaya
14 2 (1.28%) Dell
14 2 (1.28%) Google
14 2 (1.28%) NetScout
14 2 (1.28%) Radianz