Period
to 11 December 2017

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 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 176 195
Rank change year-on-year -64 +19 +4
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2597 3682 3767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.99% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.07% 7.64% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2299 3169 3286
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £38,000 £38,048
% change year-on-year +2.63% -0.13% +1.46%

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 42793 48164 59160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.82% 26.06% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 32929 38498 47469
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,101
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 2017.

Salary histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 16 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 2017. 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 -68 2450 £40,000 - 129
UK excluding London -62 1722 £39,000 +2.63% 106
London -51 794 £45,000 -5.26% 27
South East -112 497 £40,000 - 26
North of England +24 436 £35,500 -1.39% 37
Midlands -80 263 £37,500 - 19
Yorkshire +58 236 £37,500 +2.04% 10
South West -33 233 £38,000 +1.33% 12
East of England +13 231 £42,500 +13.33% 8
North West +1 179 £32,500 -13.33% 25
West Midlands -78 152 £37,500 -3.85% 8
East Midlands -15 101 £33,500 +1.73% 11
Wales +20 53 £36,500 -14.12% 1
Scotland -68 34 £39,000 +20.00% 3
North East -19 21 £26,000 +15.56% 2
Northern Ireland -21 9 £32,500 -18.75%

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing CCNA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CCNA.

1 2597 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1802 (69.39%) Cisco
3 1276 (49.13%) Firewall
4 1121 (43.17%) CCNP
5 1030 (39.66%) Windows
6 861 (33.15%) VMware
7 795 (30.61%) WAN
8 781 (30.07%) Microsoft
9 733 (28.22%) ITIL
10 718 (27.65%) LAN
11 684 (26.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 622 (23.95%) Active Directory
13 541 (20.83%) Windows Server
14 517 (19.91%) MCSE
14 517 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 476 (18.33%) DNS
16 451 (17.37%) VPN
17 436 (16.79%) Juniper
18 430 (16.56%) Linux
18 430 (16.56%) Wireless
19 418 (16.10%) Data Centre
20 400 (15.40%) TCP/IP
21 394 (15.17%) Network Security
22 386 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
23 378 (14.56%) VoIP
24 370 (14.25%) MPLS
25 365 (14.05%) MS Exchange
26 363 (13.98%) DHCP
27 350 (13.48%) CheckPoint
28 328 (12.63%) Finance

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
1 365 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 181 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 86 (3.31%) IIS
4 79 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 74 (2.85%) SharePoint
6 45 (1.73%) Skype for Business
7 43 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (1.27%) Apache
9 19 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (0.62%) CMS
12 14 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.46%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.35%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.27%) WordPress
17 6 (0.23%) Confluence
18 5 (0.19%) Joomla!
19 3 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 148 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 25 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.077%) HipChat
6 1 (0.039%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.31%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.19%) Magento
5 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.077%) Workfront
7 1 (0.039%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 274 (10.55%) Office 365
2 197 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 145 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (1.58%) SaaS
5 35 (1.35%) G Suite
6 26 (1.00%) IaaS
6 26 (1.00%) Mimecast
7 19 (0.73%) PaaS
8 16 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.31%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.077%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.077%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.077%) Route 53
13 1 (0.039%) GitHub
13 1 (0.039%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1276 (49.13%) Firewall
2 795 (30.61%) WAN
3 718 (27.65%) LAN
4 476 (18.33%) DNS
5 451 (17.37%) VPN
6 430 (16.56%) Wireless
7 400 (15.40%) TCP/IP
8 394 (15.17%) Network Security
9 386 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
10 378 (14.56%) VoIP
11 370 (14.25%) MPLS
12 363 (13.98%) DHCP
13 323 (12.44%) OSPF
14 303 (11.67%) BGP
15 302 (11.63%) SAN
16 290 (11.17%) VLAN
17 204 (7.86%) Cisco Nexus
18 181 (6.97%) Internet
19 167 (6.43%) EIGRP
20 133 (5.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 50 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (1.39%) MySQL
4 34 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 33 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 28 (1.08%) Big Data
7 23 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (0.35%) Apache Hive
9 9 (0.35%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.31%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.15%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.12%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.12%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.077%) Blockchain
15 1 (0.039%) Flink
Development Applications
1 32 (1.23%) JIRA
2 17 (0.65%) Metasploit
2 17 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.42%) Bitbucket
5 10 (0.39%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.39%) Redmine
6 9 (0.35%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (0.31%) CodeSonar
7 8 (0.31%) git-flow
7 8 (0.31%) Robot Framework
7 8 (0.31%) Selenium
8 6 (0.23%) Burp Suite
8 6 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.039%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.039%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.039%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.039%) Vagrant
General
1 328 (12.63%) Finance
2 189 (7.28%) Telecoms
3 64 (2.46%) Banking
4 57 (2.19%) Retail
5 48 (1.85%) Law
6 36 (1.39%) Advertising
7 35 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.12%) Games
9 27 (1.04%) Back Office
10 26 (1.00%) Legal
11 24 (0.92%) Marketing
12 23 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.77%) Electronics
13 20 (0.77%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.42%) Billing
15 11 (0.42%) French Language
16 9 (0.35%) German Language
16 9 (0.35%) Italian Language
16 9 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 886 (34.12%) Network Engineer
2 343 (13.21%) Cisco Engineer
3 339 (13.05%) Analyst
4 316 (12.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 312 (12.01%) Support Engineer
6 270 (10.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 206 (7.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 157 (6.05%) Network Support
9 147 (5.66%) IT Engineer
10 137 (5.28%) Network Analyst
11 136 (5.24%) Consultant
12 119 (4.58%) Support Analyst
13 118 (4.54%) Security Engineer
14 117 (4.51%) Senior Network Engineer
15 114 (4.39%) IT Support
16 109 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
17 107 (4.12%) Security Analyst
18 100 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
19 99 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
20 93 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.23%) Web Services
2 29 (1.12%) .NET
3 26 (1.00%) CSS
4 25 (0.96%) HTML
5 24 (0.92%) 802.1X
6 16 (0.62%) LAMP
7 14 (0.54%) XMPP
8 13 (0.50%) Entity Framework
8 13 (0.50%) Java EE
8 13 (0.50%) STL
9 12 (0.46%) Ajax
9 12 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (0.46%) jQuery
9 12 (0.46%) WCF
10 10 (0.39%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.35%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (0.35%) Node.js
11 9 (0.35%) RFC 2547
12 8 (0.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 418 (16.10%) Data Centre
2 159 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 132 (5.08%) Driving Licence
4 130 (5.01%) Computer Science
5 74 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 64 (2.46%) Clustering
7 58 (2.23%) Replication
8 32 (1.23%) User Experience
9 30 (1.16%) CESG
10 28 (1.08%) iPad
11 24 (0.92%) Hedge funds
11 24 (0.92%) PKI
12 21 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
14 17 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
15 14 (0.54%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
15 14 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
16 12 (0.46%) Public Cloud
17 11 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1030 (39.66%) Windows
2 541 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 430 (16.56%) Linux
4 305 (11.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 247 (9.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 131 (5.04%) Windows 7
7 118 (4.54%) Unix
8 96 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 90 (3.47%) Windows 10
10 73 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 63 (2.43%) Windows 8
12 59 (2.27%) Windows XP
13 41 (1.58%) CentOS
14 37 (1.42%) Debian
15 32 (1.23%) Ubuntu
16 31 (1.19%) Mac OS X
17 26 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
18 15 (0.58%) Android
18 15 (0.58%) Solaris
19 14 (0.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 733 (28.22%) ITIL
2 210 (8.09%) Load Balancing
3 174 (6.70%) Network Monitoring
4 153 (5.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 147 (5.66%) Change Management
6 142 (5.47%) Network Design
7 141 (5.43%) Problem Management
7 141 (5.43%) Service Delivery
8 138 (5.31%) Project Management
9 131 (5.04%) Service Management
10 129 (4.97%) Network Management
11 124 (4.77%) Information Security
12 122 (4.70%) High Availability
12 122 (4.70%) Root Cause Analysis
13 112 (4.31%) Presales
14 105 (4.04%) Change Control
15 102 (3.93%) SIEM
16 96 (3.70%) Mentoring
17 95 (3.66%) Kalman Filter
18 94 (3.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 189 (7.28%) SQL
2 132 (5.08%) PowerShell
3 76 (2.93%) Python
4 71 (2.73%) Bash Shell
5 51 (1.96%) C
6 45 (1.73%) JavaScript
7 36 (1.39%) C#
8 35 (1.35%) Perl
9 31 (1.19%) VBScript
10 29 (1.12%) Java
10 29 (1.12%) PHP
11 28 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 21 (0.81%) C++
13 19 (0.73%) Erlang
14 18 (0.69%) VB
15 16 (0.62%) Korn
16 13 (0.50%) Objective-C
16 13 (0.50%) Ruby
17 6 (0.23%) C-shell
17 6 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2597 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1121 (43.17%) CCNP
3 684 (26.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 517 (19.91%) MCSE
5 294 (11.32%) MCSA
6 281 (10.82%) Degree
7 238 (9.16%) CCIE
8 211 (8.12%) MCP
9 188 (7.24%) Security Cleared
10 187 (7.20%) CISSP
11 168 (6.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 128 (4.93%) SC Cleared
13 105 (4.04%) CCSA
14 104 (4.00%) MCITP
15 83 (3.20%) CCDA
15 83 (3.20%) DV Cleared
16 81 (3.12%) Network+ Certification
17 80 (3.08%) JNCIS
18 76 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
19 73 (2.81%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (10.55%) SLA
2 107 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 83 (3.20%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.96%) PMO
5 23 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (0.46%) COBIT
6 12 (0.46%) GDPR
7 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (0.31%) QA
8 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.077%) BS25999
10 2 (0.077%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.077%) RMADS
11 1 (0.039%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.039%) GPG13
11 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.039%) NIST 800
System Software
1 622 (23.95%) Active Directory
2 517 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 316 (12.17%) Hyper-V
4 131 (5.04%) vSphere
5 80 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
6 68 (2.62%) XenApp
7 34 (1.31%) Terminal Services
8 32 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (0.77%) VMware NSX
10 20 (0.77%) XenServer
11 19 (0.73%) XenDesktop
12 16 (0.62%) Docker
13 15 (0.58%) Firmware
14 13 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
16 11 (0.42%) Snort
17 10 (0.39%) KVM
17 10 (0.39%) NFS
17 10 (0.39%) Samba
Systems Management
1 91 (3.50%) SCCM
2 70 (2.70%) Nagios
3 64 (2.46%) Puppet
4 50 (1.93%) Cisco CUCM
5 48 (1.85%) vCenter Server
6 42 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
7 41 (1.58%) FortiGate
8 39 (1.50%) Ansible
9 34 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
10 33 (1.27%) Backup Exec
11 30 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
12 28 (1.08%) Cisco UCCE
13 27 (1.04%) Cacti
14 26 (1.00%) ZABBIX
15 22 (0.85%) SCOM
16 20 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
17 19 (0.73%) Cisco IPCC
18 17 (0.65%) Cisco LMS
18 17 (0.65%) Opsview
18 17 (0.65%) Salt
Vendors
1 1802 (69.39%) Cisco
2 861 (33.15%) VMware
3 781 (30.07%) Microsoft
4 436 (16.79%) Juniper
5 350 (13.48%) CheckPoint
6 279 (10.74%) F5
7 251 (9.66%) Citrix
8 205 (7.89%) HP
9 176 (6.78%) Palo Alto
10 168 (6.47%) SolarWinds
11 122 (4.70%) Dell
12 112 (4.31%) Avaya
13 111 (4.27%) Red Hat
14 88 (3.39%) Meraki
14 88 (3.39%) NetApp
15 73 (2.81%) Brocade
16 65 (2.50%) SonicWALL
17 63 (2.43%) Veeam
18 55 (2.12%) EMC
18 55 (2.12%) Fortinet