Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 544 598 501
Rank change year-on-year +54 -97 +30
Permanent jobs citing CCIE 701 701 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.41% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 1.72% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 595 557 793
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £42,926 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -8.70%

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 36,371 40,848 45,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.12% 23.76% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 26,595 31,702 36,091
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,900 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Top 14 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 21 January 2019. 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 +79 669 £62,500 +4.17% 100
London +95 394 £70,000 - 45
UK excluding London +9 284 £57,500 +4.55% 63
South East -26 89 £62,500 +11.11% 16
East of England +79 75 £59,500 +8.18% 5
North of England +15 74 £57,112 +14.22% 14
North West +41 45 £62,500 +13.64% 8
Midlands +23 36 £57,500 - 14
West Midlands +38 32 £57,500 - 14
Yorkshire -9 29 £52,500 +40.00% 6
Scotland -12 18 £62,500 +4.17% 6
South West +29 6 £62,500 +4.17% 6
East Midlands +10 4 £60,000 +2.13%
Wales +9 2 £55,242 +84.14% 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 701 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 643 (91.73%) Cisco
3 517 (73.75%) CCNP
4 379 (54.07%) Firewall
5 289 (41.23%) BGP
6 280 (39.94%) WAN
7 258 (36.80%) CheckPoint
8 253 (36.09%) Juniper
9 224 (31.95%) OSPF
10 219 (31.24%) MPLS
11 216 (30.81%) Data Centre
12 213 (30.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 200 (28.53%) F5
14 195 (27.82%) Finance
15 189 (26.96%) CCNA
16 186 (26.53%) Palo Alto
17 183 (26.11%) Network Security
18 165 (23.54%) Wireless
19 163 (23.25%) LAN
20 160 (22.82%) Cisco ASA
21 139 (19.83%) Banking
22 129 (18.40%) VMware
23 124 (17.69%) VPN
24 120 (17.12%) Microsoft
25 110 (15.69%) EIGRP
26 106 (15.12%) Cisco IOS
27 102 (14.55%) VoIP
28 95 (13.55%) Problem-Solving
29 94 (13.41%) IPsec
30 90 (12.84%) Degree

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 30 (4.28%) CMS
2 17 (2.43%) Skype for Business
3 13 (1.85%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.43%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.28%) Apache
5 9 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.14%) IIS
6 8 (1.14%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.14%) Drupal
8 1 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.14%) Office 365
5 5 (0.71%) IaaS
5 5 (0.71%) SaaS
6 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.43%) OpenDNS
6 3 (0.43%) Route 53
6 3 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 379 (54.07%) Firewall
2 289 (41.23%) BGP
3 280 (39.94%) WAN
4 224 (31.95%) OSPF
5 219 (31.24%) MPLS
6 213 (30.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 183 (26.11%) Network Security
8 165 (23.54%) Wireless
9 163 (23.25%) LAN
10 160 (22.82%) Cisco ASA
11 124 (17.69%) VPN
12 110 (15.69%) EIGRP
13 106 (15.12%) Cisco IOS
14 102 (14.55%) VoIP
15 94 (13.41%) IPsec
16 68 (9.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 67 (9.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 67 (9.56%) NX-OS
18 62 (8.84%) TCP/IP
19 59 (8.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.28%) Big Data
2 4 (0.57%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.29%) Informix
3 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.14%) MySQL
4 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 195 (27.82%) Finance
2 139 (19.83%) Banking
3 63 (8.99%) Retail
4 46 (6.56%) Telecoms
5 34 (4.85%) Law
6 30 (4.28%) Legal
7 22 (3.14%) Front Office
8 20 (2.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 20 (2.85%) Publishing
9 18 (2.57%) Advertising
10 14 (2.00%) German Language
10 14 (2.00%) Italian Language
11 11 (1.57%) French Language
11 11 (1.57%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.57%) Spanish Language
12 9 (1.28%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.86%) Marketing
14 5 (0.71%) Japanese Language
15 4 (0.57%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 295 (42.08%) Network Engineer
2 133 (18.97%) Architect
3 100 (14.27%) Cisco Engineer
4 98 (13.98%) Senior Network Engineer
5 71 (10.13%) Consultant
6 62 (8.84%) Security Engineer
7 58 (8.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 50 (7.13%) Solutions Architect
9 48 (6.85%) Network Architect
10 47 (6.70%) Network Security Engineer
11 43 (6.13%) Security Architect
12 42 (5.99%) Network Consultant
13 41 (5.85%) Analyst
14 36 (5.14%) Support Engineer
15 35 (4.99%) Cisco Voice Engineer
15 35 (4.99%) Voice Engineer
16 29 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 28 (3.99%) IP Architect
18 25 (3.57%) Cisco Consultant
18 25 (3.57%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.42%) 802.1X
2 31 (4.42%) XMPP
3 20 (2.85%) SailPoint
4 5 (0.71%) Web Services
5 3 (0.43%) JSON
5 3 (0.43%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.43%) RFC 2544
5 3 (0.43%) YAML
6 2 (0.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 216 (30.81%) Data Centre
2 82 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (7.85%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (3.71%) Cyberthreat
5 25 (3.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 19 (2.71%) Security Operations Centre
7 16 (2.28%) Clustering
8 15 (2.14%) PKI
9 12 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.71%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.57%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.00%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 6 (0.86%) NHS
13 6 (0.86%) Wiki
14 5 (0.71%) Private Cloud
15 4 (0.57%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (10.27%) Windows
2 46 (6.56%) Unix
3 37 (5.28%) Windows Server
4 32 (4.56%) Linux
5 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (13.55%) Problem-Solving
2 89 (12.70%) ITIL
3 87 (12.41%) Network Design
4 82 (11.70%) Cybersecurity
4 82 (11.70%) Load Balancing
5 78 (11.13%) SIEM
6 77 (10.98%) Presales
7 62 (8.84%) Mentoring
8 60 (8.56%) Information Security
9 50 (7.13%) Analytics
10 47 (6.70%) Line Management
11 46 (6.56%) Risk Management
12 45 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 44 (6.28%) Security Operations
14 43 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 42 (5.99%) Data Loss Prevention
15 42 (5.99%) Network Monitoring
16 41 (5.85%) Event Correlation
16 41 (5.85%) Penetration Testing
16 41 (5.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.85%) Python
2 21 (3.00%) Perl
3 5 (0.71%) C
3 5 (0.71%) SQL
4 4 (0.57%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.43%) Lisp
6 1 (0.14%) Java
6 1 (0.14%) R
6 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 701 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 517 (73.75%) CCNP
3 189 (26.96%) CCNA
4 90 (12.84%) Degree
5 86 (12.27%) CISSP
6 82 (11.70%) CCIE Security
7 72 (10.27%) JNCIE
8 50 (7.13%) MCSE
8 50 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (6.85%) CCVP
9 48 (6.85%) CEH
10 47 (6.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 46 (6.56%) CCSP
12 45 (6.42%) VCDX
13 44 (6.28%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 44 (6.28%) GIAC
14 41 (5.85%) CCDP
14 41 (5.85%) RHCA
14 41 (5.85%) SANS
14 41 (5.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
3 18 (2.57%) SLA
4 14 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.57%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (1.28%) QA
8 8 (1.14%) GDPR
9 2 (0.29%) COBIT
9 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.29%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.14%) GPG13
System Software
1 82 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (4.71%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.85%) VMware NSX
4 6 (0.86%) Docker
5 5 (0.71%) vSphere
6 3 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.29%) XenApp
7 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 77 (10.98%) Cisco CUCM
2 56 (7.99%) Cisco UCCX
3 41 (5.85%) Cisco UCCE
4 27 (3.85%) RSA Security Analytics
5 20 (2.85%) McAfee ePO
5 20 (2.85%) Nessus
5 20 (2.85%) SCCM
6 11 (1.57%) Cisco Prime
7 10 (1.43%) Ansible
8 8 (1.14%) Nagios
9 7 (1.00%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.86%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.57%) CASB
11 4 (0.57%) QRadar
11 4 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.43%) Kubernetes
13 2 (0.29%) Puppet
13 2 (0.29%) Terraform
13 2 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
14 1 (0.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 643 (91.73%) Cisco
2 258 (36.80%) CheckPoint
3 253 (36.09%) Juniper
4 200 (28.53%) F5
5 186 (26.53%) Palo Alto
6 129 (18.40%) VMware
7 120 (17.12%) Microsoft
8 75 (10.70%) Splunk
9 59 (8.42%) Meraki
10 54 (7.70%) Fortinet
10 54 (7.70%) SolarWinds
11 51 (7.28%) Symantec
12 49 (6.99%) BT
13 40 (5.71%) Red Hat
14 36 (5.14%) Blue Coat
14 36 (5.14%) NetApp
15 35 (4.99%) Speakerbus
16 33 (4.71%) Riverbed
17 27 (3.85%) EMC
17 27 (3.85%) Red Box