Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 815 554 577
Rank change year-on-year -261 +23 +45
Permanent jobs citing CCIE 243 151 595
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 1.45% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 206 110 402
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £47,325
25th Percentile £61,250 £47,563 £53,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £66,250 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +20.75% -1.85% +3.85%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,625 £78,750
90th Percentile £93,125 £100,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £51,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year +31.71% -14.58% +4.35%

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 27,125 10,445 31,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.60% 21.57% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 15,114 8,037 23,416
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,651 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.75% +7.78% -

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 19 October 2021.

Salary histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Top 16 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 19 October 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 -250 209 £80,000 +23.08% 48
UK excluding London -202 106 £67,500 +31.71% 23
London -213 106 £82,500 - 27
Work from Home -238 50 £80,000 +14.29% 9
South East -145 31 £75,000 +7.14% 6
North of England -110 24 £85,000 +65.85% 6
South West -73 22 £65,000 -3.70% 1
North West -90 18 £85,000 +70.00% 5
Midlands -115 18 £45,000 +2.27% 4
East Midlands -65 14 £43,750 - 1
East of England -102 7 £42,500 -12.82% 4
Yorkshire -108 4 £80,000 +39.13% 1
West Midlands -131 4 £61,250 +39.20% 3
Scotland -90 3 £62,500 - 2
North East - 2 £72,500 -
Wales -49 1 £60,000 +4.35%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 243 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 205 (84.36%) Cisco
3 190 (78.19%) CCNP
4 132 (54.32%) Firewall
5 108 (44.44%) BGP
6 107 (44.03%) Data Centre
7 100 (41.15%) MPLS
8 96 (39.51%) OSPF
9 79 (32.51%) WAN
10 72 (29.63%) LAN
11 66 (27.16%) Network Security
12 64 (26.34%) SolarWinds
13 54 (22.22%) Finance
14 53 (21.81%) Network Design
15 52 (21.40%) Palo Alto
16 50 (20.58%) ITIL
17 48 (19.75%) Degree
18 45 (18.52%) Project Management
19 44 (18.11%) Wireless
19 44 (18.11%) VPN
20 42 (17.28%) Presales
21 39 (16.05%) CCDP
22 38 (15.64%) Juniper
22 38 (15.64%) Broadband
23 37 (15.23%) TCP/IP
24 36 (14.81%) F5
24 36 (14.81%) Social Skills
25 35 (14.40%) Cisco Nexus
25 35 (14.40%) Network Monitoring
25 35 (14.40%) Multicast

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:

Applications
1 7 (2.88%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.99%) Azure
2 25 (10.29%) AWS
3 8 (3.29%) GCP
4 6 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (2.06%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (2.06%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.23%) IaaS
8 2 (0.82%) PaaS
9 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 132 (54.32%) Firewall
2 108 (44.44%) BGP
3 100 (41.15%) MPLS
4 96 (39.51%) OSPF
5 79 (32.51%) WAN
6 72 (29.63%) LAN
7 66 (27.16%) Network Security
8 44 (18.11%) VPN
8 44 (18.11%) Wireless
9 38 (15.64%) Broadband
10 37 (15.23%) TCP/IP
11 35 (14.40%) Cisco ASA
11 35 (14.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 35 (14.40%) Multicast
12 32 (13.17%) EIGRP
12 32 (13.17%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (11.52%) SAN
14 27 (11.11%) DNS
15 26 (10.70%) SD-WAN
16 25 (10.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.23%) Big Data
1 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.41%) GitLab
General
1 54 (22.22%) Finance
2 36 (14.81%) Social Skills
3 21 (8.64%) Telecoms
4 15 (6.17%) Banking
5 14 (5.76%) Marketing
6 7 (2.88%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.06%) Billing
8 5 (2.06%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.65%) Public Sector
10 3 (1.23%) Aerospace
10 3 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.82%) Legal
11 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.41%) Law
12 1 (0.41%) Military
12 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 119 (48.97%) Network Engineer
2 53 (21.81%) Architect
3 41 (16.87%) Senior Network Engineer
4 37 (15.23%) Network Architect
5 24 (9.88%) Cisco Architect
6 19 (7.82%) Principal Engineer
6 19 (7.82%) Principal Network Engineer
7 17 (7.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 17 (7.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 16 (6.58%) Cisco Network Architect
8 16 (6.58%) Consultant
9 15 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (5.35%) Head of IP Transport
10 13 (5.35%) Head of Networks
11 11 (4.53%) Network Manager
12 10 (4.12%) Network Consultant
13 9 (3.70%) Cisco Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.70%) Technical Manager
14 8 (3.29%) Senior Architect
15 7 (2.88%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.47%) JSON
1 6 (2.47%) XML
2 2 (0.82%) XMPP
3 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 107 (44.03%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.76%) Blog
3 9 (3.70%) Fibre Optics
4 8 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.88%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.47%) CESG
7 5 (2.06%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (2.06%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.23%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) PMI
9 2 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.41%) Handset
10 1 (0.41%) IVR
10 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.35%) Windows
2 12 (4.94%) Linux
3 7 (2.88%) CatOS
4 5 (2.06%) Debian
5 3 (1.23%) Unix
5 3 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.81%) Network Design
2 50 (20.58%) ITIL
3 45 (18.52%) Project Management
4 42 (17.28%) Presales
5 35 (14.40%) Network Monitoring
6 28 (11.52%) Migration
7 27 (11.11%) Change Management
8 25 (10.29%) Project Delivery
9 24 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (8.64%) Network Management
11 20 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (7.00%) Network Virtualisation
13 17 (7.00%) Service Delivery
14 16 (6.58%) Bill of Materials
14 16 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
15 15 (6.17%) Procure-to-Pay
16 14 (5.76%) IT Strategy
16 14 (5.76%) Network Architecture
16 14 (5.76%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.70%) Python
2 4 (1.65%) SQL
3 3 (1.23%) C
3 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 243 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 190 (78.19%) CCNP
3 48 (19.75%) Degree
4 39 (16.05%) CCDP
5 35 (14.40%) CCNA
6 31 (12.76%) CCIE Service Provider
7 24 (9.88%) CISSP
8 18 (7.41%) Security Cleared
9 16 (6.58%) CISM
10 14 (5.76%) CCIE Security
11 13 (5.35%) JNCIS
12 10 (4.12%) CCIE Data Center
12 10 (4.12%) JNCIP
12 10 (4.12%) SC Cleared
13 9 (3.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 9 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (3.70%) JNCIA
13 9 (3.70%) JNCIE
14 7 (2.88%) CCSE
14 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.11%) SLA
2 6 (2.47%) GDPR
3 5 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.29%) ProxySG
4 4 (1.65%) Firmware
4 4 (1.65%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.82%) Docker
5 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (9.47%) Nagios
2 13 (5.35%) Ansible
2 13 (5.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (3.29%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (2.88%) Cacti
5 6 (2.47%) QRadar
6 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.65%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (1.23%) Terraform
9 2 (0.82%) Grafana
9 2 (0.82%) Icinga
9 2 (0.82%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.82%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 205 (84.36%) Cisco
2 64 (26.34%) SolarWinds
3 52 (21.40%) Palo Alto
4 38 (15.64%) Juniper
5 36 (14.81%) F5
6 35 (14.40%) CheckPoint
6 35 (14.40%) Fortinet
7 31 (12.76%) VMware
8 25 (10.29%) Microsoft
9 16 (6.58%) Nokia
10 10 (4.12%) Dell
10 10 (4.12%) Speakerbus
11 8 (3.29%) Avaya
11 8 (3.29%) Blue Coat
11 8 (3.29%) Infoblox
12 6 (2.47%) Aruba
12 6 (2.47%) Citrix
12 6 (2.47%) Splunk
13 5 (2.06%) FireEye
13 5 (2.06%) LogRhythm