Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CCNA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 245 180
Rank change year-on-year -21 -65 +18
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2,010 2,597 3,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.45% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.30% 6.02% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,610 2,299 3,169
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £62,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +2.63% -0.13%

CCNA 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 37,958 43,163 48,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.77% 24.02% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 27,902 33,207 38,676
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 £81,250 £77,500 £77,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCNA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCNA.

Salary trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCNA within the UK over the 6 months to 11 December 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 -19 1,903 £40,000 - 325
UK excluding London -27 1,314 £37,500 -3.85% 268
London -4 638 £47,500 +5.56% 75
South East -29 376 £37,500 -6.25% 69
East of England +42 283 £36,000 -15.29% 34
North of England -40 271 £38,500 +8.45% 55
Midlands -15 181 £36,250 -3.33% 43
South West -30 158 £37,500 -1.32% 49
North West -7 154 £40,000 +23.08% 27
West Midlands -29 97 £38,000 +1.33% 29
Yorkshire -69 97 £35,000 -6.67% 22
East Midlands +7 87 £35,000 +4.48% 14
Scotland +6 36 £39,000 - 7
North East -1 20 £35,000 +34.62% 6
Wales -42 11 £37,000 +1.37% 8
Northern Ireland -11 2 - - 3
Channel Islands - 2 £29,750 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT jobs citing CCNA 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 CCNA.

1 2,010 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,428 (71.04%) Cisco
3 1,023 (50.90%) Firewall
4 820 (40.80%) CCNP
5 714 (35.52%) Windows
6 597 (29.70%) WAN
7 581 (28.91%) Microsoft
8 560 (27.86%) VMware
9 498 (24.78%) LAN
10 462 (22.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 444 (22.09%) ITIL
12 443 (22.04%) Active Directory
13 398 (19.80%) Windows Server
14 391 (19.45%) Wireless
15 381 (18.96%) TCP/IP
15 381 (18.96%) CheckPoint
16 373 (18.56%) Linux
17 357 (17.76%) Data Centre
18 356 (17.71%) MCSE
19 334 (16.62%) Juniper
20 333 (16.57%) Network Security
21 319 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
22 305 (15.17%) MPLS
23 304 (15.12%) BGP
24 293 (14.58%) VoIP
25 290 (14.43%) Cisco ASA
26 289 (14.38%) OSPF
27 273 (13.58%) Office 365
28 267 (13.28%) VPN
29 266 (13.23%) DNS

CCNA
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
1 210 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 104 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 60 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 55 (2.74%) IIS
6 47 (2.34%) Skype for Business
7 33 (1.64%) Apache
8 30 (1.49%) Apache Pig
9 26 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (1.04%) Tomcat
11 14 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.45%) CMS
13 9 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.45%) Joomla!
13 9 (0.45%) WordPress
14 6 (0.30%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.20%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.15%) Confluence
16 3 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 130 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.15%) CATIA
5 3 (0.15%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.100%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.100%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.15%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.15%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.050%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 273 (13.58%) Office 365
2 218 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.04%) IaaS
5 17 (0.85%) PaaS
6 16 (0.80%) SaaS
7 14 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.60%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 6 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.30%) G Suite
11 5 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.20%) Akamai
13 1 (0.050%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.050%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.050%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1,023 (50.90%) Firewall
2 597 (29.70%) WAN
3 498 (24.78%) LAN
4 391 (19.45%) Wireless
5 381 (18.96%) TCP/IP
6 333 (16.57%) Network Security
7 305 (15.17%) MPLS
8 304 (15.12%) BGP
9 293 (14.58%) VoIP
10 290 (14.43%) Cisco ASA
11 289 (14.38%) OSPF
12 267 (13.28%) VPN
13 266 (13.23%) DNS
14 223 (11.09%) Cisco Nexus
15 205 (10.20%) DHCP
16 198 (9.85%) VLAN
17 176 (8.76%) Wi-Fi
18 143 (7.11%) SAN
19 139 (6.92%) Ethernet
20 131 (6.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.69%) MySQL
3 40 (1.99%) Big Data
4 31 (1.54%) Hadoop
5 30 (1.49%) Apache Hive
6 24 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.40%) Couchbase
11 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.30%) Cognos Impromptu
13 5 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.20%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1 (0.050%) Informix
16 1 (0.050%) Oracle Discoverer
16 1 (0.050%) PostgreSQL
16 1 (0.050%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (2.64%) JIRA
2 34 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 34 (1.69%) Selenium
3 32 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.49%) Bitbucket
4 30 (1.49%) CodeSonar
4 30 (1.49%) git-flow
4 30 (1.49%) Robot Framework
5 17 (0.85%) Redmine
6 6 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.25%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.20%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.15%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.100%) GitLab
10 2 (0.100%) NUnit
11 1 (0.050%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.050%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.050%) Hudson
11 1 (0.050%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.050%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 204 (10.15%) Telecoms
2 182 (9.05%) Retail
3 176 (8.76%) Finance
4 78 (3.88%) Banking
5 35 (1.74%) Advertising
6 25 (1.24%) French Language
6 25 (1.24%) German Language
6 25 (1.24%) Italian Language
7 24 (1.19%) Games
8 21 (1.04%) Legal
9 17 (0.85%) Front Office
10 14 (0.70%) Law
11 9 (0.45%) Marketing
12 6 (0.30%) Back Office
12 6 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.30%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.25%) Billing
13 5 (0.25%) Electronics
13 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 751 (37.36%) Network Engineer
2 300 (14.93%) Analyst
3 261 (12.99%) Cisco Engineer
4 223 (11.09%) Support Engineer
5 207 (10.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 188 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 144 (7.16%) Security Engineer
8 112 (5.57%) Network Security Engineer
9 104 (5.17%) Network Analyst
10 102 (5.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 102 (5.07%) Senior Network Engineer
11 99 (4.93%) Consultant
12 98 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 92 (4.58%) IT Engineer
14 91 (4.53%) Security Analyst
15 83 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
16 75 (3.73%) Network Support
17 70 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
18 68 (3.38%) Support Analyst
19 64 (3.18%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.19%) LAMP
2 41 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
3 34 (1.69%) .NET
4 33 (1.64%) Java EE
4 33 (1.64%) STL
5 31 (1.54%) ASP.NET
5 31 (1.54%) SOAP
6 30 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 30 (1.49%) Django
6 30 (1.49%) Node.js
6 30 (1.49%) REST
6 30 (1.49%) Spring MVC
7 18 (0.90%) HTML
8 15 (0.75%) XMPP
9 14 (0.70%) SailPoint
9 14 (0.70%) Web Services
10 13 (0.65%) 802.1X
11 10 (0.50%) Visualforce
12 9 (0.45%) XML
12 9 (0.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 357 (17.76%) Data Centre
2 162 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (7.71%) Self-Motivation
4 77 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 51 (2.54%) Driving Licence
6 46 (2.29%) Security Operations Centre
7 38 (1.89%) Clustering
7 38 (1.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 31 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
9 29 (1.44%) Cyber Defence
10 27 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
11 26 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
11 26 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 21 (1.04%) Fintech
12 21 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (0.95%) CMDB
13 19 (0.95%) Replication
14 18 (0.90%) IVR
15 17 (0.85%) NHS
15 17 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 714 (35.52%) Windows
2 398 (19.80%) Windows Server
3 373 (18.56%) Linux
4 209 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 147 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (3.38%) Windows 10
6 68 (3.38%) Windows 7
7 52 (2.59%) Windows 8
8 47 (2.34%) Mac OS X
9 44 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (1.99%) Unix
11 37 (1.84%) Android
12 30 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 30 (1.49%) CentOS
13 26 (1.29%) Ubuntu
14 20 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (0.70%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
17 8 (0.40%) Fedora
17 8 (0.40%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (22.09%) ITIL
2 262 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
3 227 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 218 (10.85%) Cybersecurity
5 170 (8.46%) Network Management
6 157 (7.81%) Information Security
7 122 (6.07%) Load Balancing
8 115 (5.72%) SIEM
9 107 (5.32%) Service Management
10 102 (5.07%) Service Delivery
11 101 (5.02%) Mentoring
12 100 (4.98%) Change Control
13 98 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
13 98 (4.88%) Network Design
14 96 (4.78%) Kalman Filter
15 95 (4.73%) Incident Management
16 86 (4.28%) Computer Science
17 85 (4.23%) Migration
18 84 (4.18%) Change Management
19 81 (4.03%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 124 (6.17%) Python
2 118 (5.87%) PowerShell
3 108 (5.37%) SQL
4 98 (4.88%) Bash Shell
5 95 (4.73%) C
6 50 (2.49%) JavaScript
7 46 (2.29%) Java
8 41 (2.04%) C#
8 41 (2.04%) PHP
9 34 (1.69%) C++
10 33 (1.64%) Objective-C
11 31 (1.54%) Perl
12 16 (0.80%) Korn
13 11 (0.55%) R
14 10 (0.50%) Apex Code
14 10 (0.50%) SOQL
14 10 (0.50%) SOSL
15 9 (0.45%) Tcl
15 9 (0.45%) VBA
16 8 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,010 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 820 (40.80%) CCNP
3 462 (22.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 356 (17.71%) MCSE
5 239 (11.89%) Degree
6 192 (9.55%) Security Cleared
7 172 (8.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 167 (8.31%) CISSP
9 162 (8.06%) CCIE
10 142 (7.06%) MCP
10 142 (7.06%) MCSA
11 130 (6.47%) Network+ Certification
12 101 (5.02%) DV Cleared
13 98 (4.88%) CEH
14 97 (4.83%) CompTIA Security+
15 93 (4.63%) JNCIA
16 88 (4.38%) SC Cleared
17 86 (4.28%) CCSA
18 85 (4.23%) SSCP
19 81 (4.03%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (8.56%) SLA
2 89 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (2.29%) PCI DSS
4 37 (1.84%) GDPR
5 32 (1.59%) PMO
6 27 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 19 (0.95%) ISO 9001
7 19 (0.95%) QA
8 16 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.100%) COBIT
11 2 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.050%) GPG13
12 1 (0.050%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.050%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 443 (22.04%) Active Directory
2 319 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 205 (10.20%) Hyper-V
4 107 (5.32%) vSphere
5 86 (4.28%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (2.19%) VMware NSX
7 43 (2.14%) XenApp
8 42 (2.09%) Docker
9 30 (1.49%) NFS
10 25 (1.24%) Samba
11 19 (0.95%) ProxySG
12 18 (0.90%) XenDesktop
13 17 (0.85%) Terminal Services
14 13 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
15 10 (0.50%) Firmware
15 10 (0.50%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.45%) VirtualBox
17 8 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.40%) Xen
18 6 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 103 (5.12%) Stealthwatch
2 96 (4.78%) Nagios
3 88 (4.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 73 (3.63%) Puppet
5 55 (2.74%) Ansible
6 54 (2.69%) Cisco Prime
7 48 (2.39%) SCCM
8 37 (1.84%) vCenter Server
9 36 (1.79%) Backup Exec
10 32 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
11 31 (1.54%) Salt
12 30 (1.49%) FortiGate
13 24 (1.19%) Cacti
13 24 (1.19%) RSA Security Analytics
14 21 (1.04%) QRadar
15 20 (1.00%) ZABBIX
16 19 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
17 16 (0.80%) Nessus
18 15 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
18 15 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,428 (71.04%) Cisco
2 581 (28.91%) Microsoft
3 560 (27.86%) VMware
4 381 (18.96%) CheckPoint
5 334 (16.62%) Juniper
6 240 (11.94%) SolarWinds
7 209 (10.40%) Palo Alto
8 199 (9.90%) F5
9 189 (9.40%) Citrix
10 178 (8.86%) HP
11 155 (7.71%) Meraki
12 116 (5.77%) Dell
12 116 (5.77%) NetApp
13 115 (5.72%) Fortinet
14 95 (4.73%) Symantec
15 86 (4.28%) EMC
16 82 (4.08%) Avaya
17 67 (3.33%) Riverbed
18 61 (3.03%) Mitel
19 53 (2.64%) Blue Coat