Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 607 559 601
Rank change year-on-year -48 +42 -97
Permanent jobs citing CCIE 460 697 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.47% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 1.93% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 338 589 563
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,544 £40,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £91,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 27,490 36,073 41,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.93% 24.12% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 20,328 26,380 31,937
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 January 2020.

Salary histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Top 13 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 20 January 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 -36 449 £65,000 +4.00% 71
London -69 225 £71,250 +1.79% 21
UK excluding London +21 224 £60,000 +4.35% 51
South East +78 121 £66,000 +5.60% 19
Midlands +55 43 £52,500 -8.70% 7
West Midlands +19 31 £52,500 -8.70% 5
North of England +10 21 £60,000 +1.31% 13
South West +32 18 £65,000 +4.00% 9
East of England +2 17 £55,000 -7.56% 2
East Midlands +28 12 £42,500 -29.17% 2
North West +8 12 £62,500 - 6
Yorkshire +18 9 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Scotland +19 4 £45,000 -28.00% 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 460 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 356 (77.39%) Cisco
3 312 (67.83%) CCNP
4 222 (48.26%) WAN
5 203 (44.13%) Firewall
6 186 (40.43%) LAN
7 176 (38.26%) Data Centre
8 155 (33.70%) MPLS
9 131 (28.48%) BGP
10 126 (27.39%) Wireless
11 122 (26.52%) OSPF
12 108 (23.48%) Palo Alto
13 106 (23.04%) Finance
14 102 (22.17%) CCNA
15 100 (21.74%) Juniper
16 98 (21.30%) Presales
17 96 (20.87%) ITIL
18 93 (20.22%) Network Security
19 92 (20.00%) F5
20 91 (19.78%) CCDP
21 88 (19.13%) VPN
21 88 (19.13%) Network Design
22 84 (18.26%) Telecoms
23 82 (17.83%) TCP/IP
24 81 (17.61%) VLAN
25 77 (16.74%) Cisco ASA
26 76 (16.52%) CheckPoint
27 70 (15.22%) Degree
28 68 (14.78%) Internet
29 65 (14.13%) Fortinet

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 9 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.30%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.87%) Confluence
4 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (12.83%) Azure
2 53 (11.52%) AWS
3 13 (2.83%) Office 365
4 7 (1.52%) GCP
5 3 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (0.65%) IaaS
6 2 (0.43%) AWS CodePipeline
6 2 (0.43%) SaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 222 (48.26%) WAN
2 203 (44.13%) Firewall
3 186 (40.43%) LAN
4 155 (33.70%) MPLS
5 131 (28.48%) BGP
6 126 (27.39%) Wireless
7 122 (26.52%) OSPF
8 93 (20.22%) Network Security
9 88 (19.13%) VPN
10 82 (17.83%) TCP/IP
11 81 (17.61%) VLAN
12 77 (16.74%) Cisco ASA
13 68 (14.78%) Internet
14 62 (13.48%) Cisco Nexus
15 49 (10.65%) VoIP
16 45 (9.78%) DHCP
17 43 (9.35%) DNS
18 37 (8.04%) Ethernet
19 36 (7.83%) IPsec
20 35 (7.61%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 19 (4.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.87%) JIRA
3 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.43%) Postman
General
1 106 (23.04%) Finance
2 84 (18.26%) Telecoms
3 60 (13.04%) Banking
4 20 (4.35%) Retail
5 13 (2.83%) German Language
5 13 (2.83%) Italian Language
6 10 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.74%) French Language
8 4 (0.87%) Public Sector
8 4 (0.87%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.43%) Legal
9 2 (0.43%) Police
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.22%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 247 (53.70%) Network Engineer
2 112 (24.35%) Senior Network Engineer
3 82 (17.83%) Architect
4 56 (12.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 50 (10.87%) Consultant
6 36 (7.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 31 (6.74%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (5.87%) Network Consultant
9 23 (5.00%) Network Architect
10 18 (3.91%) Cisco Architect
10 18 (3.91%) Principal Engineer
11 16 (3.48%) Security Consultant
12 15 (3.26%) Network Manager
12 15 (3.26%) Voice Engineer
13 14 (3.04%) Security Engineer
14 13 (2.83%) Network Security Engineer
14 13 (2.83%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 12 (2.61%) Lead Architect
15 12 (2.61%) Security Architect
16 10 (2.17%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.13%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.17%) LDAP
3 7 (1.52%) XMPP
4 2 (0.43%) Jinja
4 2 (0.43%) JSON
4 2 (0.43%) RESTful
4 2 (0.43%) YAML
5 1 (0.22%) COM
5 1 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 176 (38.26%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.91%) Wiki
4 16 (3.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (3.26%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.17%) PKI
9 9 (1.96%) e-Learning
9 9 (1.96%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.52%) BBC
11 6 (1.30%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.87%) Social Media
13 2 (0.43%) Hedge funds
14 1 (0.22%) Eurex
14 1 (0.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 1 (0.22%) IVR
14 1 (0.22%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.96%) Linux
2 16 (3.48%) Unix
3 13 (2.83%) Windows
4 3 (0.65%) CentOS
4 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (21.30%) Presales
2 96 (20.87%) ITIL
3 88 (19.13%) Network Design
4 57 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
5 54 (11.74%) Load Balancing
6 49 (10.65%) Mentoring
7 43 (9.35%) Project Delivery
8 40 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 39 (8.48%) Network Virtualisation
10 35 (7.61%) Root Cause Analysis
11 31 (6.74%) Change Management
11 31 (6.74%) TOGAF
12 30 (6.52%) Migration
12 30 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
13 29 (6.30%) Information Security
14 23 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
14 23 (5.00%) Network Management
14 23 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (4.57%) Technical Leadership
16 20 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (11.74%) Python
2 15 (3.26%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.96%) Bash Shell
4 7 (1.52%) Perl
5 2 (0.43%) C
5 2 (0.43%) C#
5 2 (0.43%) Ruby
6 1 (0.22%) PHP
6 1 (0.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 460 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 312 (67.83%) CCNP
3 102 (22.17%) CCNA
4 91 (19.78%) CCDP
5 70 (15.22%) Degree
6 50 (10.87%) JNCIE
7 46 (10.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 43 (9.35%) Security Cleared
9 39 (8.48%) SC Cleared
10 29 (6.30%) CCIE Service Provider
11 21 (4.57%) MCSE
11 21 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (4.35%) CCDE
13 19 (4.13%) CCIE Security
14 18 (3.91%) JNCIA
15 17 (3.70%) JNCIP
16 16 (3.48%) JNCIS
17 15 (3.26%) CCSE
18 14 (3.04%) CCSA
18 14 (3.04%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.61%) SLA
2 7 (1.52%) GDPR
2 7 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.09%) QA
3 5 (1.09%) RMADS
4 2 (0.43%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.43%) FISMA
4 2 (0.43%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.22%) NCSC
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.70%) VMware NSX
4 6 (1.30%) Firmware
5 5 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (8.04%) Ansible
2 26 (5.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (3.91%) vCenter Server
4 15 (3.26%) FortiGate
4 15 (3.26%) Puppet
5 10 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
6 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.74%) SCCM
6 8 (1.74%) vRealize
7 7 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.65%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco LMS
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.43%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.43%) NetMRI
9 2 (0.43%) Salt
9 2 (0.43%) SCOM
9 2 (0.43%) Terraform
9 2 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 356 (77.39%) Cisco
2 108 (23.48%) Palo Alto
3 100 (21.74%) Juniper
4 92 (20.00%) F5
5 76 (16.52%) CheckPoint
6 65 (14.13%) Fortinet
7 64 (13.91%) Meraki
7 64 (13.91%) VMware
8 60 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 46 (10.00%) SolarWinds
10 35 (7.61%) Citrix
11 24 (5.22%) HP
12 19 (4.13%) Speakerbus
13 18 (3.91%) Blue Coat
13 18 (3.91%) Virgin Media
14 16 (3.48%) Brocade
15 14 (3.04%) Forcepoint
16 10 (2.17%) Dell
16 10 (2.17%) Riverbed
17 9 (1.96%) EMC