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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 879 716 605
Rank change year-on-year -163 -111 -49
Permanent jobs citing CCIE 339 185 343
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.99% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 276 145 273
10th Percentile £50,000 £43,750 £47,100
25th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £92,500 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £104,375 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £82,500 £65,000 £64,250
% change year-on-year +26.92% +1.17% +7.08%

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 39,479 18,744 20,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.57% 20.84% 21.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16,915 12,251 15,426
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,675 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 18 May 2022.

Salary histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Top 15 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -189 259 £80,000 +18.52% 26
London -117 202 £80,000 +3.56% 18
Work from Home -163 179 £82,500 +22.22% 8
UK excluding London -212 75 £82,500 +26.92% 8
Scotland -43 20 £83,000 +38.33% 1
Midlands -48 16 £82,500 +50.00% 2
South East -110 16 £70,000 +7.69% 2
South West -60 8 £67,500 +1.89%
East of England -91 8 £55,000 -18.52% 1
East Midlands -35 4 £47,500 -9.52% 1
North of England -109 4 £87,500 +59.09% 2
Wales -32 3 £27,000 -54.04%
West Midlands -60 3 £82,500 +15.79%
North East -16 2 £87,500 - 1
North West -91 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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.

1 339 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 258 (76.11%) Cisco
3 191 (56.34%) Firewall
4 182 (53.69%) CCNP
5 170 (50.15%) BGP
6 162 (47.79%) MPLS
7 136 (40.12%) WAN
8 125 (36.87%) Data Centre
9 111 (32.74%) Fortinet
10 105 (30.97%) LAN
10 105 (30.97%) Palo Alto
11 100 (29.50%) OSPF
12 93 (27.43%) F5
13 90 (26.55%) Python
13 90 (26.55%) Juniper
14 81 (23.89%) CheckPoint
14 81 (23.89%) Network Design
15 80 (23.60%) TCP/IP
16 77 (22.71%) VPN
17 73 (21.53%) Network Security
17 73 (21.53%) Azure
18 69 (20.35%) Presales
19 68 (20.06%) Network Virtualisation
20 66 (19.47%) ITIL
21 63 (18.58%) AWS
22 57 (16.81%) CCNA
23 56 (16.52%) Internet
24 55 (16.22%) DNS
25 54 (15.93%) Wireless
25 54 (15.93%) Cisco ASA

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 1 (0.29%) CMS
1 1 (0.29%) Confluence
1 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (2.95%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.65%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 73 (21.53%) Azure
2 63 (18.58%) AWS
3 14 (4.13%) GCP
4 13 (3.83%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.65%) Azure Sentinel
6 9 (2.65%) GitHub
6 9 (2.65%) SaaS
7 8 (2.36%) IaaS
7 8 (2.36%) PaaS
8 6 (1.77%) AWS Direct Connect
9 4 (1.18%) Lucidchart
10 2 (0.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.29%) Nutanix
11 1 (0.29%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.29%) Rubrik
11 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 191 (56.34%) Firewall
2 170 (50.15%) BGP
3 162 (47.79%) MPLS
4 136 (40.12%) WAN
5 105 (30.97%) LAN
6 100 (29.50%) OSPF
7 80 (23.60%) TCP/IP
8 77 (22.71%) VPN
9 73 (21.53%) Network Security
10 56 (16.52%) Internet
11 55 (16.22%) DNS
12 54 (15.93%) Cisco ASA
12 54 (15.93%) Cisco IOS
12 54 (15.93%) Wireless
13 51 (15.04%) SD-WAN
14 45 (13.27%) Broadband
14 45 (13.27%) Cisco Nexus
14 45 (13.27%) IOS XR
15 42 (12.39%) IPv6
16 38 (11.21%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (11.80%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.65%) Robot Framework
3 7 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.77%) JIRA
5 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 48 (14.16%) Finance
2 43 (12.68%) Social Skills
3 40 (11.80%) Documentation Skills
4 28 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (7.96%) Telecoms
6 18 (5.31%) Presentation Skills
7 17 (5.01%) Games
8 15 (4.42%) Banking
9 6 (1.77%) Advertising
10 3 (0.88%) Law
10 3 (0.88%) Military
10 3 (0.88%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.59%) Legal
11 2 (0.59%) Retail
11 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.29%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 134 (39.53%) Network Engineer
2 108 (31.86%) Architect
3 101 (29.79%) Network Architect
4 52 (15.34%) Senior Network Engineer
5 24 (7.08%) Design Engineer
5 24 (7.08%) Network Design Engineer
5 24 (7.08%) Senior Design Engineer
5 24 (7.08%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 23 (6.78%) Network Manager
7 21 (6.19%) Principal Architect
8 20 (5.90%) Lead Network Engineer
9 17 (5.01%) Consultant
9 17 (5.01%) Network Consultant
9 17 (5.01%) Principal Engineer
9 17 (5.01%) Principal Network Engineer
10 16 (4.72%) Cisco Architect
10 16 (4.72%) Cisco Network Architect
11 13 (3.83%) Senior Architect
11 13 (3.83%) Senior Network Architect
11 13 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.80%) JSON
1 40 (11.80%) XML
2 9 (2.65%) REST
3 3 (0.88%) LDAP
4 2 (0.59%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.29%) Jinja
5 1 (0.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 125 (36.87%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 22 (6.49%) Public Cloud
4 15 (4.42%) Virtual Team
5 9 (2.65%) User Experience
6 7 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.06%) PKI
7 6 (1.77%) IVR
8 5 (1.47%) Eurex
9 4 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.88%) NHS
10 3 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.59%) FMCG
12 1 (0.29%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.29%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.29%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.29%) IoT
12 1 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.85%) Linux
2 25 (7.37%) Windows
3 8 (2.36%) Unix
3 8 (2.36%) Windows Server 2019
4 6 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (1.77%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (1.47%) Solaris
5 5 (1.47%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.59%) FreeBSD
7 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.89%) Network Design
2 69 (20.35%) Presales
3 68 (20.06%) Network Virtualisation
4 66 (19.47%) ITIL
5 48 (14.16%) Network Architecture
6 46 (13.57%) Agile
7 44 (12.98%) Load Balancing
8 37 (10.91%) Migration
9 33 (9.73%) Project Delivery
10 32 (9.44%) Network Monitoring
11 30 (8.85%) DevOps
12 28 (8.26%) Requirements Gathering
13 27 (7.96%) Business Case
14 25 (7.37%) Configuration Management
15 24 (7.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 23 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (5.90%) Change Management
17 20 (5.90%) Network Management
18 19 (5.60%) Project Management
18 19 (5.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 90 (26.55%) Python
2 15 (4.42%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.13%) SQL
4 13 (3.83%) Perl
5 11 (3.24%) Bash
6 3 (0.88%) C
7 2 (0.59%) Go
8 1 (0.29%) C++
8 1 (0.29%) PHP
8 1 (0.29%) Rust
Qualifications
1 339 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 182 (53.69%) CCNP
3 57 (16.81%) CCNA
4 49 (14.45%) Degree
5 47 (13.86%) CCIE Service Provider
6 36 (10.62%) CCDP
7 31 (9.14%) Security Cleared
8 28 (8.26%) SC Cleared
9 22 (6.49%) JNCIE
10 21 (6.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 15 (4.42%) JNCIP
12 14 (4.13%) JNCIS
13 12 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (2.95%) CCDE
14 10 (2.95%) CCIE Data Center
15 9 (2.65%) CCIE Security
15 9 (2.65%) CCVP
15 9 (2.65%) JNCIA
16 8 (2.36%) CCIP
16 8 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.91%) SLA
2 2 (0.59%) PMO
3 1 (0.29%) GDPR
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) NCSC
System Software
1 45 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (5.31%) VMware NSX
3 10 (2.95%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.88%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.59%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) Firmware
6 1 (0.29%) KVM
6 1 (0.29%) RHEV
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (14.16%) Ansible
2 36 (10.62%) FortiGate
3 26 (7.67%) Nagios
4 21 (6.19%) Terraform
5 5 (1.47%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.59%) Avamar
7 2 (0.59%) Cacti
7 2 (0.59%) Packer
7 2 (0.59%) vRealize
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.29%) SCOM
8 1 (0.29%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 258 (76.11%) Cisco
2 111 (32.74%) Fortinet
3 105 (30.97%) Palo Alto
4 93 (27.43%) F5
5 90 (26.55%) Juniper
6 81 (23.89%) CheckPoint
7 48 (14.16%) VMware
8 45 (13.27%) SolarWinds
9 39 (11.50%) Nokia
10 37 (10.91%) Meraki
11 24 (7.08%) Aruba
12 22 (6.49%) Arista
13 18 (5.31%) Citrix
14 14 (4.13%) Microsoft
15 13 (3.83%) Dell
16 11 (3.24%) Forcepoint
16 11 (3.24%) Riverbed
16 11 (3.24%) Zscaler
17 10 (2.95%) Openreach
18 9 (2.65%) ServiceNow