Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 722 593 546
Rank change year-on-year -129 -47 +64
Permanent jobs citing CCIE 187 349 740
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.36% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 1.67% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 144 277 610
10th Percentile £43,750 £47,300 £46,250
25th Percentile £54,688 £51,250 £54,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £63,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.36% +5.83% +9.09%

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 19,331 20,895 35,854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.36% 21.46% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12,355 15,729 25,961
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -107 171 £67,500 -3.57% 34
UK excluding London -40 126 £65,000 +2.36% 28
London -26 57 £77,500 +3.33% 9
Work from Home -152 43 £67,500 -12.90% 12
South West -15 38 £65,000 -1.89% 4
South East -2 34 £65,000 -13.33% 8
North of England -11 29 £55,000 +10.00% 13
North West +24 24 £55,000 +5.77% 5
Midlands -20 15 £55,000 +4.76%
West Midlands -14 10 £71,250 +39.71%
East of England +7 8 £67,500 +35.00%
Scotland -9 6 £60,000 - 2
East Midlands -2 5 £52,500 -25.00%
Yorkshire -19 5 £65,000 +30.00% 7
Channel Islands - 5 £80,000 -
North East - 4 - - 1
Wales - 2 £58,750 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 May 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
2 156 (83.42%) Cisco
3 136 (72.73%) CCNP
4 119 (63.64%) Firewall
5 89 (47.59%) WAN
6 81 (43.32%) LAN
7 76 (40.64%) Network Security
8 61 (32.62%) Cisco ASA
8 61 (32.62%) BGP
9 56 (29.95%) F5
9 56 (29.95%) Data Centre
10 51 (27.27%) OSPF
11 50 (26.74%) Finance
12 44 (23.53%) Juniper
13 41 (21.93%) Wireless
14 40 (21.39%) Network Design
15 39 (20.86%) CCNA
16 37 (19.79%) Fortinet
16 37 (19.79%) Palo Alto
17 35 (18.72%) Presales
18 34 (18.18%) Degree
19 30 (16.04%) DNS
19 30 (16.04%) SD-WAN
20 29 (15.51%) Social Skills
21 28 (14.97%) MPLS
22 27 (14.44%) Python
22 27 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
23 26 (13.90%) CheckPoint
23 26 (13.90%) Security Cleared
24 25 (13.37%) Computer Science

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 5 (2.67%) nginx
2 2 (1.07%) Confluence
2 2 (1.07%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.53%) Apache
3 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.30%) Azure
2 22 (11.76%) AWS
3 7 (3.74%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (3.74%) Mimecast
4 5 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.07%) AWS Direct Connect
5 2 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (1.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (1.07%) GCP
5 2 (1.07%) SaaS
5 2 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (63.64%) Firewall
2 89 (47.59%) WAN
3 81 (43.32%) LAN
4 76 (40.64%) Network Security
5 61 (32.62%) BGP
5 61 (32.62%) Cisco ASA
6 51 (27.27%) OSPF
7 41 (21.93%) Wireless
8 30 (16.04%) DNS
8 30 (16.04%) SD-WAN
9 28 (14.97%) MPLS
10 25 (13.37%) VPN
11 22 (11.76%) TCP/IP
12 21 (11.23%) VLAN
13 20 (10.70%) EIGRP
14 19 (10.16%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (9.63%) IPsec
15 18 (9.63%) Multicast
16 17 (9.09%) Cisco Firepower
17 14 (7.49%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.07%) JIRA
General
1 50 (26.74%) Finance
2 29 (15.51%) Social Skills
3 19 (10.16%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.42%) Marketing
5 10 (5.35%) Law
5 10 (5.35%) Public Sector
6 8 (4.28%) Banking
7 7 (3.74%) Legal
8 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (3.21%) Electronics
9 5 (2.67%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (2.14%) Automotive
10 4 (2.14%) Military
11 3 (1.60%) Aerospace
12 2 (1.07%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 2 (1.07%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (1.07%) Retail
13 1 (0.53%) Advertising
13 1 (0.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 101 (54.01%) Network Engineer
2 37 (19.79%) Architect
3 35 (18.72%) Senior Network Engineer
4 24 (12.83%) Consultant
4 24 (12.83%) Network Architect
5 20 (10.70%) Network Consultant
6 17 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 17 (9.09%) Security Consultant
7 13 (6.95%) Network Security Consultant
7 13 (6.95%) Security Architect
7 13 (6.95%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (5.88%) Cisco Architect
9 10 (5.35%) Design Engineer
9 10 (5.35%) Network Design Engineer
9 10 (5.35%) Network Security Architect
10 9 (4.81%) IP Architect
10 9 (4.81%) LAN Engineer
10 9 (4.81%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 9 (4.81%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.14%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (1.60%) JSON
2 3 (1.60%) YAML
3 2 (1.07%) Django
3 2 (1.07%) Middleware
3 2 (1.07%) REST
4 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.53%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (29.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (2.14%) NHS
2 4 (2.14%) Public Cloud
2 4 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (1.60%) CESG
3 3 (1.60%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (1.07%) Blog
4 2 (1.07%) CMDB
4 2 (1.07%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.53%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.49%) Windows
2 10 (5.35%) Linux
3 5 (2.67%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.60%) Debian
5 2 (1.07%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.39%) Network Design
2 35 (18.72%) Presales
3 27 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (13.37%) Computer Science
5 20 (10.70%) ITIL
6 19 (10.16%) Network Monitoring
7 18 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (9.63%) Mentoring
7 18 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (8.56%) Network Architecture
9 15 (8.02%) Load Balancing
10 14 (7.49%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (7.49%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (6.95%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (6.95%) Low Latency
12 12 (6.42%) DevOps
12 12 (6.42%) Technical Leadership
13 11 (5.88%) Information Security
13 11 (5.88%) Migration
14 10 (5.35%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.44%) Python
2 5 (2.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.14%) Perl
4 3 (1.60%) PHP
4 3 (1.60%) R
5 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 187 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (72.73%) CCNP
3 39 (20.86%) CCNA
4 34 (18.18%) Degree
5 26 (13.90%) Security Cleared
6 16 (8.56%) CISSP
7 15 (8.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (6.95%) CCIE Security
8 13 (6.95%) JNCIP
8 13 (6.95%) SC Cleared
9 12 (6.42%) CCDP
10 11 (5.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 11 (5.88%) JNCIE
10 11 (5.88%) JNCIS
11 8 (4.28%) CCDE
11 8 (4.28%) JNCIA
12 7 (3.74%) CWNA
13 6 (3.21%) CCIE Service Provider
13 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (2.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.14%) GDPR
2 3 (1.60%) GRC
2 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 3 (1.60%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.28%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.21%) VMware NSX
4 4 (2.14%) Docker
4 4 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.60%) Firmware
6 2 (1.07%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 24 (12.83%) Ansible
2 12 (6.42%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (4.81%) Terraform
4 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (3.21%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (2.14%) Suricata
8 3 (1.60%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.60%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (1.60%) QRadar
9 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.53%) Puppet
9 1 (0.53%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 156 (83.42%) Cisco
2 56 (29.95%) F5
3 44 (23.53%) Juniper
4 37 (19.79%) Fortinet
4 37 (19.79%) Palo Alto
5 26 (13.90%) CheckPoint
6 20 (10.70%) SolarWinds
7 17 (9.09%) Meraki
8 15 (8.02%) Infoblox
8 15 (8.02%) Microsoft
8 15 (8.02%) VMware
9 13 (6.95%) FireEye
10 11 (5.88%) Splunk
11 9 (4.81%) HP
12 8 (4.28%) Arista
13 6 (3.21%) Aruba
14 5 (2.67%) Avaya
14 5 (2.67%) Dell
14 5 (2.67%) Sophos
14 5 (2.67%) Ubiquiti