Period
to 30 September 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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 508 581 614
Rank change year-on-year +73 +33 -50
Permanent jobs citing CCIE 167 603 666
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.43% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 1.85% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 139 467 554
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £42,000 £47,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £99,200 £86,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,500 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -14.40% - +13.64%

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 10,621 32,665 38,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.04% 23.44% 23.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7,818 23,776 28,801
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.53%
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 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 +73 154 £65,000 -7.14% 18
London +154 81 £82,500 +10.00% 8
UK excluding London +75 77 £53,500 -14.40% 12
South East +54 23 £70,000 +3.70% 6
East of England +135 18 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Work from Home -14 18 £68,750 -5.17% 1
Midlands +101 15 £44,000 -29.60% 1
North of England +150 14 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands +76 14 £44,000 -29.60% 1
North West +107 11 £50,000 -7.41% 1
South West +118 3 £67,500 -15.63% 1
Yorkshire +117 3 £57,500 +4.55%
Scotland +93 2 - -
Wales - 2 £58,750 - 2
East Midlands +92 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (65.27%) CCNP
3 95 (56.89%) Cisco
4 79 (47.31%) Data Centre
5 71 (42.51%) BGP
6 57 (34.13%) Firewall
6 57 (34.13%) WAN
7 56 (33.53%) OSPF
8 48 (28.74%) MPLS
9 46 (27.54%) Python
10 45 (26.95%) LAN
10 45 (26.95%) Wireless
11 38 (22.75%) Telecoms
12 35 (20.96%) Juniper
13 30 (17.96%) Fortinet
13 30 (17.96%) Network Security
13 30 (17.96%) Multicast
13 30 (17.96%) Splunk
14 29 (17.37%) Cisco Nexus
14 29 (17.37%) CCNA
14 29 (17.37%) Linux
14 29 (17.37%) VMware
15 28 (16.77%) Low Latency
16 27 (16.17%) Network Architecture
17 26 (15.57%) Finance
17 26 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
18 25 (14.97%) Ansible
19 23 (13.77%) Network Monitoring
19 23 (13.77%) Palo Alto
19 23 (13.77%) F5

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 8 (4.79%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.59%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) Confluence
3 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.38%) Azure
2 15 (8.98%) AWS
3 7 (4.19%) Office 365
4 5 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.80%) IaaS
5 3 (1.80%) PaaS
5 3 (1.80%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.60%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 71 (42.51%) BGP
2 57 (34.13%) Firewall
2 57 (34.13%) WAN
3 56 (33.53%) OSPF
4 48 (28.74%) MPLS
5 45 (26.95%) LAN
5 45 (26.95%) Wireless
6 30 (17.96%) Multicast
6 30 (17.96%) Network Security
7 29 (17.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (13.17%) VPN
9 21 (12.57%) EIGRP
9 21 (12.57%) SNMP
10 19 (11.38%) IGMP
10 19 (11.38%) TCP/IP
11 17 (10.18%) VLAN
12 15 (8.98%) Cisco ISE
13 14 (8.38%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (7.19%) VoIP
15 11 (6.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (0.60%) Data Lake
1 1 (0.60%) InfluxDB
1 1 (0.60%) KDB
1 1 (0.60%) Kdb+
1 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (3.59%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.60%) GitLab
5 1 (0.60%) Redmine
5 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 38 (22.75%) Telecoms
2 26 (15.57%) Finance
3 15 (8.98%) Banking
4 6 (3.59%) German Language
4 6 (3.59%) Italian Language
5 5 (2.99%) French Language
5 5 (2.99%) Spanish Language
6 4 (2.40%) Law
7 3 (1.80%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.60%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (48.50%) Network Engineer
2 38 (22.75%) Senior Network Engineer
3 35 (20.96%) Architect
4 25 (14.97%) Network Architect
5 13 (7.78%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (7.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 11 (6.59%) Consultant
8 10 (5.99%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 10 (5.99%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Analyst
9 7 (4.19%) IP Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Network Analyst
9 7 (4.19%) Principal Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Principal Network Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Network Manager
10 6 (3.59%) Optical Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Senior IP Network Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.99%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.40%) XMPP
3 3 (1.80%) YAML
4 1 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.60%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.60%) Web Services
4 1 (0.60%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (47.31%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.19%) Wiki
4 6 (3.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.99%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.80%) BYOD
7 3 (1.80%) CESG
7 3 (1.80%) PKI
8 2 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.60%) Eurex
9 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.37%) Linux
2 6 (3.59%) Windows
3 5 (2.99%) Unix
4 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.60%) CentOS
5 1 (0.60%) Debian
5 1 (0.60%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.77%) Low Latency
2 27 (16.17%) Network Architecture
3 23 (13.77%) Network Design
3 23 (13.77%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (12.57%) Electronic Trading
4 21 (12.57%) GAP Analysis
4 21 (12.57%) Mentoring
5 19 (11.38%) Algorithmic Trading
5 19 (11.38%) High-Frequency Trading
5 19 (11.38%) Reverse Engineering
5 19 (11.38%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 18 (10.78%) Presales
7 17 (10.18%) Project Management
8 16 (9.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (8.38%) Project Delivery
10 12 (7.19%) Network Virtualisation
10 12 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (5.99%) Customer Requirements
12 9 (5.39%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.54%) Python
2 6 (3.59%) Perl
2 6 (3.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.99%) C
4 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.60%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.60%) C++
4 1 (0.60%) C-shell
4 1 (0.60%) Korn
4 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 167 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (65.27%) CCNP
3 29 (17.37%) CCNA
4 22 (13.17%) Degree
5 21 (12.57%) JNCIA
6 15 (8.98%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 15 (8.98%) Security Cleared
7 12 (7.19%) CISSP
8 11 (6.59%) CCDP
8 11 (6.59%) SC Cleared
9 9 (5.39%) CCDE
10 7 (4.19%) CCIE Collaboration
10 7 (4.19%) CCIE Security
10 7 (4.19%) CCIP
10 7 (4.19%) JNCIE
11 6 (3.59%) CISM
11 6 (3.59%) JNCIP
12 5 (2.99%) CCSA
13 4 (2.40%) CCDA
13 4 (2.40%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.98%) SLA
2 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.20%) GDPR
3 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.60%) NCSC
4 1 (0.60%) NIST
4 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 26 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.39%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.79%) VMware NSX
4 6 (3.59%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.99%) Docker
6 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.60%) BIND 9
7 1 (0.60%) Firmware
7 1 (0.60%) LXC
7 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.60%) XenApp
7 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.60%) zsh
Systems Management
1 25 (14.97%) Ansible
2 19 (11.38%) Grafana
3 11 (6.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (6.59%) Kubernetes
4 8 (4.79%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (4.19%) Nagios
6 6 (3.59%) Prometheus
7 5 (2.99%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (2.99%) FortiGate
7 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.99%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.20%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.60%) CASB
10 1 (0.60%) Icinga
10 1 (0.60%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.60%) SCOM
10 1 (0.60%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 1 (0.60%) TrustSec
10 1 (0.60%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 95 (56.89%) Cisco
2 35 (20.96%) Juniper
3 30 (17.96%) Fortinet
3 30 (17.96%) Splunk
4 29 (17.37%) VMware
5 23 (13.77%) F5
5 23 (13.77%) Palo Alto
6 19 (11.38%) CheckPoint
7 12 (7.19%) Citrix
8 11 (6.59%) SolarWinds
9 10 (5.99%) Meraki
10 9 (5.39%) Microsoft
11 5 (2.99%) NetScout
12 4 (2.40%) Arista
12 4 (2.40%) Brocade
12 4 (2.40%) Interwoven
13 3 (1.80%) Aruba
13 3 (1.80%) HP
13 3 (1.80%) Infoblox
14 2 (1.20%) Dell