Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 593 581 562
Rank change year-on-year -12 -19 -25
Permanent jobs citing CCIE 676 798 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.76% 1.83% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 553 665 736
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,100 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.27% +4.76% -4.55%

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 38,453 43,712 50,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.75% 24.24% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 28,424 33,597 40,138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 -13 629 £65,000 +8.33% 104
London +42 366 £70,000 +3.70% 51
UK excluding London -72 279 £59,000 +7.27% 55
South East -44 102 £62,500 +13.64% 21
East of England +86 69 £65,000 +20.37% 9
North of England -44 57 £62,500 +13.64% 13
Midlands +10 38 £62,500 +13.64% 8
West Midlands +37 34 £62,500 +13.64% 7
Yorkshire +3 32 £58,750 +6.82% 4
North West -26 25 £62,500 +16.28% 9
Scotland -30 23 £62,500 -3.85% 2
South West +6 9 £70,000 +40.00% 2
East Midlands +4 4 £60,000 - 1
Wales - 4 £62,621 -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 676 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 625 (92.46%) Cisco
3 509 (75.30%) CCNP
4 391 (57.84%) Firewall
5 262 (38.76%) BGP
6 229 (33.88%) WAN
7 227 (33.58%) Data Centre
8 226 (33.43%) CheckPoint
9 218 (32.25%) Juniper
10 217 (32.10%) F5
11 205 (30.33%) MPLS
11 205 (30.33%) OSPF
12 197 (29.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 184 (27.22%) Cisco ASA
14 169 (25.00%) Palo Alto
15 167 (24.70%) Network Security
16 157 (23.22%) Wireless
16 157 (23.22%) VMware
17 154 (22.78%) Finance
18 144 (21.30%) VPN
19 143 (21.15%) CCNA
20 134 (19.82%) Microsoft
21 118 (17.46%) LAN
22 114 (16.86%) Degree
23 112 (16.57%) Banking
24 106 (15.68%) Presales
25 93 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
26 87 (12.87%) CCIE Security
27 86 (12.72%) Network Design
27 86 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure

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 20 (2.96%) CMS
2 13 (1.92%) OpenStack
2 13 (1.92%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.78%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.44%) Apache
4 3 (0.44%) IIS
4 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 57 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.04%) Office 365
5 5 (0.74%) SaaS
6 4 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.59%) Route 53
6 4 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.44%) OpenDNS
8 2 (0.30%) IaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 391 (57.84%) Firewall
2 262 (38.76%) BGP
3 229 (33.88%) WAN
4 205 (30.33%) MPLS
4 205 (30.33%) OSPF
5 197 (29.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 184 (27.22%) Cisco ASA
7 167 (24.70%) Network Security
8 157 (23.22%) Wireless
9 144 (21.30%) VPN
10 118 (17.46%) LAN
11 83 (12.28%) Cisco IOS
12 80 (11.83%) EIGRP
13 73 (10.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 73 (10.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 68 (10.06%) IPsec
15 64 (9.47%) VoIP
16 62 (9.17%) NetScaler
17 58 (8.58%) Wi-Fi
18 56 (8.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.40%) Big Data
2 1 (0.15%) Informix
2 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (2.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.44%) GitLab
4 1 (0.15%) AppScan
4 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 154 (22.78%) Finance
2 112 (16.57%) Banking
3 62 (9.17%) Retail
4 60 (8.88%) Telecoms
5 35 (5.18%) Law
6 30 (4.44%) Legal
7 25 (3.70%) German Language
7 25 (3.70%) Italian Language
8 22 (3.25%) Advertising
9 21 (3.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 18 (2.66%) French Language
10 18 (2.66%) Spanish Language
11 12 (1.78%) Front Office
11 12 (1.78%) Manufacturing
11 12 (1.78%) Publishing
12 11 (1.63%) Financial Institution
13 7 (1.04%) Marketing
14 5 (0.74%) Local Government
15 4 (0.59%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 261 (38.61%) Network Engineer
2 185 (27.37%) Architect
3 91 (13.46%) Solutions Architect
4 80 (11.83%) Cisco Engineer
5 74 (10.95%) Network Architect
6 72 (10.65%) Senior Network Engineer
7 66 (9.76%) Consultant
8 54 (7.99%) Security Architect
9 51 (7.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 45 (6.66%) Security Engineer
11 42 (6.21%) Analyst
12 37 (5.47%) Cisco Architect
12 37 (5.47%) Network Consultant
13 34 (5.03%) Network Security Engineer
14 27 (3.99%) Cisco Consultant
15 25 (3.70%) Security Solutions Architect
16 24 (3.55%) IP Architect
16 24 (3.55%) Presales Solution Architect
17 23 (3.40%) Cisco Security Analyst
17 23 (3.40%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.80%) 802.1X
2 25 (3.70%) XMPP
3 6 (0.89%) Web Services
4 4 (0.59%) RFC 2544
5 2 (0.30%) CSS
5 2 (0.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 227 (33.58%) Data Centre
2 84 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (7.54%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (6.66%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
6 23 (3.40%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 19 (2.81%) PKI
8 18 (2.66%) Security Operations Centre
9 15 (2.22%) Management Information System
10 14 (2.07%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 11 (1.63%) NHS
12 10 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (1.33%) BBC
13 9 (1.33%) Clustering
13 9 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 9 (1.33%) FlexPod
14 8 (1.18%) Public Cloud
15 7 (1.04%) Private Cloud
16 6 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 76 (11.24%) Windows
2 46 (6.80%) Windows Server
3 41 (6.07%) Unix
4 34 (5.03%) Linux
5 11 (1.63%) FreeBSD
6 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (15.68%) Presales
2 93 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
3 86 (12.72%) Network Design
4 72 (10.65%) ITIL
5 71 (10.50%) Load Balancing
6 70 (10.36%) SIEM
7 58 (8.58%) Cybersecurity
8 55 (8.14%) Mentoring
9 50 (7.40%) Analytics
10 48 (7.10%) Risk Management
11 47 (6.95%) Data Loss Prevention
12 45 (6.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 44 (6.51%) Project Management
14 41 (6.07%) Information Security
14 41 (6.07%) Security Operations
15 40 (5.92%) Event Correlation
16 36 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 34 (5.03%) Kalman Filter
18 33 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
19 32 (4.73%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.62%) Python
2 20 (2.96%) Perl
3 10 (1.48%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.59%) C
4 4 (0.59%) SQL
5 3 (0.44%) Lisp
6 1 (0.15%) Groovy
6 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 676 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 509 (75.30%) CCNP
3 143 (21.15%) CCNA
4 114 (16.86%) Degree
5 87 (12.87%) CCIE Security
6 75 (11.09%) JNCIE
7 71 (10.50%) CISSP
8 62 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 61 (9.02%) MCSE
10 58 (8.58%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 57 (8.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 47 (6.95%) VCDX
13 46 (6.80%) CCDP
13 46 (6.80%) VCAP
14 44 (6.51%) CCSP
14 44 (6.51%) RHCA
14 44 (6.51%) SSCP
15 43 (6.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 43 (6.36%) RHCE
16 42 (6.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (3.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 15 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (1.63%) SLA
5 9 (1.33%) GDPR
6 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.74%) QA
8 4 (0.59%) GPG13
9 3 (0.44%) COBIT
9 3 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.30%) SAS 70
System Software
1 86 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 28 (4.14%) VMware NSX
4 16 (2.37%) Firmware
5 8 (1.18%) XenApp
5 8 (1.18%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.74%) vSphere
7 4 (0.59%) Docker
8 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.15%) vCloud
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 52 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 35 (5.18%) Cisco UCCX
3 26 (3.85%) RSA Security Analytics
4 22 (3.25%) Cisco UCCE
5 11 (1.63%) Ansible
5 11 (1.63%) Puppet
6 10 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (1.33%) vCenter Server
8 8 (1.18%) CASB
8 8 (1.18%) FortiGate
8 8 (1.18%) Terraform
9 5 (0.74%) Cacti
9 5 (0.74%) Nagios
9 5 (0.74%) QRadar
9 5 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.59%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.44%) WhatsUp Gold
12 1 (0.15%) SCCM
12 1 (0.15%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.15%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 625 (92.46%) Cisco
2 226 (33.43%) CheckPoint
3 218 (32.25%) Juniper
4 217 (32.10%) F5
5 169 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 157 (23.22%) VMware
7 134 (19.82%) Microsoft
8 56 (8.28%) Splunk
9 50 (7.40%) Fortinet
10 47 (6.95%) NetApp
11 45 (6.66%) SolarWinds
12 41 (6.07%) EMC
13 40 (5.92%) Red Hat
14 39 (5.77%) Meraki
15 35 (5.18%) Symantec
16 34 (5.03%) Citrix
17 33 (4.88%) Dell
18 32 (4.73%) Blue Coat
19 28 (4.14%) BT
20 25 (3.70%) Riverbed