Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 189 193
Rank change year-on-year -53 +4 -8
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2,420 3,170 3,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.82% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 7.14% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,092 2,727 3,289
UK median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +6.67%

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 41,162 44,406 58,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.63% 25.43% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,917 35,148 46,519
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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 -51 2,260 £41,500 +3.75% 258
UK excluding London -48 1,617 £40,000 +5.26% 202
London -28 726 £45,000 -3.23% 74
South East -99 500 £42,500 +6.25% 59
North of England +4 346 £37,000 +1.37% 55
South West +10 255 £38,000 +0.66% 17
Midlands -77 253 £37,500 -1.32% 39
East of England -13 179 £43,858 +25.31% 14
Yorkshire +34 171 £37,500 +4.17% 23
North West -12 150 £32,500 -18.75% 30
West Midlands -94 128 £37,500 -3.85% 20
East Midlands -3 114 £35,000 +1.45% 19
Wales +38 63 £32,500 - 11
Scotland -38 50 £40,000 +23.08% 7
North East -38 25 £30,000 +20.00% 2
Northern Ireland -16 9 £30,500 -35.79%

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 2,420 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,661 (68.64%) Cisco
3 1,063 (43.93%) Firewall
4 1,026 (42.40%) CCNP
5 881 (36.40%) Windows
6 782 (32.31%) VMware
7 717 (29.63%) WAN
8 715 (29.55%) Microsoft
9 673 (27.81%) ITIL
10 662 (27.36%) LAN
11 613 (25.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 530 (21.90%) Active Directory
13 490 (20.25%) Windows Server
14 487 (20.12%) Wireless
15 480 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
16 461 (19.05%) MCSE
17 437 (18.06%) Juniper
18 431 (17.81%) Linux
19 408 (16.86%) Data Centre
20 374 (15.45%) DNS
21 371 (15.33%) VPN
22 357 (14.75%) TCP/IP
23 355 (14.67%) F5
24 348 (14.38%) VoIP
25 343 (14.17%) MPLS
26 333 (13.76%) Network Security
27 321 (13.26%) Cisco ASA
28 317 (13.10%) Finance
29 304 (12.56%) CheckPoint
30 295 (12.19%) MS Exchange

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
1 295 (12.19%) MS Exchange
2 125 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (2.98%) SharePoint
4 66 (2.73%) IIS
5 48 (1.98%) Skype for Business
6 41 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (1.16%) Apache
9 20 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 17 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.54%) CMS
11 13 (0.54%) SAS
12 9 (0.37%) Apache Pig
12 9 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.29%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.29%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.21%) WordPress
15 3 (0.12%) Joomla!
16 2 (0.083%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 117 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.041%) HipChat
5 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.12%) Magento
4 3 (0.12%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.041%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 278 (11.49%) Office 365
2 207 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 142 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (1.53%) SaaS
5 27 (1.12%) Mimecast
6 23 (0.95%) IaaS
7 18 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.66%) PaaS
9 10 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.33%) G Suite
12 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.21%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.083%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 1 (0.041%) Amazon Glacier
16 1 (0.041%) GitHub
16 1 (0.041%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,063 (43.93%) Firewall
2 717 (29.63%) WAN
3 662 (27.36%) LAN
4 487 (20.12%) Wireless
5 374 (15.45%) DNS
6 371 (15.33%) VPN
7 357 (14.75%) TCP/IP
8 348 (14.38%) VoIP
9 343 (14.17%) MPLS
10 333 (13.76%) Network Security
11 321 (13.26%) Cisco ASA
12 294 (12.15%) DHCP
13 285 (11.78%) VLAN
14 268 (11.07%) SAN
15 263 (10.87%) OSPF
16 246 (10.17%) BGP
17 198 (8.18%) Cisco Nexus
18 157 (6.49%) Internet
19 136 (5.62%) Ethernet
20 114 (4.71%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.78%) Big Data
3 38 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (1.40%) MySQL
5 25 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
7 20 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (0.37%) Apache Hive
9 9 (0.37%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.083%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.083%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.083%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.083%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.083%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.041%) Oracle Exadata
14 1 (0.041%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (1.24%) JIRA
2 26 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 23 (0.95%) Metasploit
4 14 (0.58%) Burp Suite
4 14 (0.58%) Redmine
5 10 (0.41%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (0.37%) Selenium
7 8 (0.33%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.33%) CodeSonar
7 8 (0.33%) git-flow
7 8 (0.33%) Robot Framework
7 8 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.21%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.12%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.041%) MSI
11 1 (0.041%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.041%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.041%) Vagrant
General
1 317 (13.10%) Finance
2 172 (7.11%) Telecoms
3 83 (3.43%) Retail
4 60 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 54 (2.23%) Banking
6 44 (1.82%) Advertising
7 41 (1.69%) Games
7 41 (1.69%) Marketing
8 38 (1.57%) Law
9 30 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 27 (1.12%) Legal
11 21 (0.87%) German Language
12 19 (0.79%) Italian Language
13 17 (0.70%) Back Office
14 13 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 12 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.45%) Electronics
17 9 (0.37%) Military
18 8 (0.33%) Dutch Language
18 8 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 869 (35.91%) Network Engineer
2 331 (13.68%) Cisco Engineer
2 331 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 294 (12.15%) Support Engineer
4 253 (10.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 251 (10.37%) Analyst
6 198 (8.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 145 (5.99%) Network Support
8 133 (5.50%) IT Engineer
9 124 (5.12%) Consultant
10 114 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
11 111 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
12 109 (4.50%) Architect
13 101 (4.17%) Support Analyst
14 98 (4.05%) Network Support Engineer
15 97 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
16 96 (3.97%) IT Support
17 94 (3.88%) Security Engineer
18 89 (3.68%) Network Analyst
19 88 (3.64%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.16%) .NET
2 27 (1.12%) 802.1X
2 27 (1.12%) Web Services
3 15 (0.62%) LAMP
4 13 (0.54%) CSS
4 13 (0.54%) HTML
4 13 (0.54%) Java EE
4 13 (0.54%) STL
5 10 (0.41%) RFC 2547
6 9 (0.37%) .NET Framework
6 9 (0.37%) ASP.NET
6 9 (0.37%) Entity Framework
6 9 (0.37%) Node.js
7 8 (0.33%) Ajax
7 8 (0.33%) jQuery
7 8 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (0.33%) REST
7 8 (0.33%) SOAP
7 8 (0.33%) Spring MVC
7 8 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 408 (16.86%) Data Centre
2 165 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 96 (3.97%) Driving Licence
5 58 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 55 (2.27%) Clustering
7 39 (1.61%) Replication
8 38 (1.57%) User Experience
9 34 (1.40%) CESG
10 21 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 20 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
11 20 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
12 19 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
13 18 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
13 18 (0.74%) Fintech
14 16 (0.66%) Private Cloud
15 15 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
16 12 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (0.45%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 881 (36.40%) Windows
2 490 (20.25%) Windows Server
3 431 (17.81%) Linux
4 236 (9.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 180 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 112 (4.63%) Unix
7 88 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 80 (3.31%) Windows 7
9 75 (3.10%) Windows 10
10 71 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (1.65%) CentOS
12 34 (1.40%) Windows 8
13 30 (1.24%) Windows XP
14 29 (1.20%) Kali Linux
14 29 (1.20%) Mac OS X
15 28 (1.16%) Debian
16 25 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
17 20 (0.83%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.79%) SUSE
19 16 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (27.81%) ITIL
2 186 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 179 (7.40%) Network Monitoring
4 153 (6.32%) Network Design
5 152 (6.28%) Presales
6 142 (5.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 137 (5.66%) Change Management
8 136 (5.62%) Service Management
9 129 (5.33%) Service Delivery
10 126 (5.21%) Root Cause Analysis
11 119 (4.92%) Problem Management
11 119 (4.92%) SIEM
12 113 (4.67%) Network Management
13 111 (4.59%) Information Security
14 109 (4.50%) High Availability
15 108 (4.46%) Project Management
16 106 (4.38%) Incident Management
17 104 (4.30%) Mentoring
18 97 (4.01%) Change Control
19 88 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 154 (6.36%) SQL
2 107 (4.42%) PowerShell
3 68 (2.81%) Bash Shell
4 67 (2.77%) Python
5 51 (2.11%) C
6 34 (1.40%) C#
7 32 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 32 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 30 (1.24%) Perl
9 28 (1.16%) PHP
10 23 (0.95%) Java
11 22 (0.91%) VBScript
12 20 (0.83%) C++
12 20 (0.83%) Korn
13 13 (0.54%) Objective-C
14 12 (0.50%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.37%) Erlang
16 8 (0.33%) Ruby
16 8 (0.33%) VB
17 6 (0.25%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 2,420 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,026 (42.40%) CCNP
3 613 (25.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 461 (19.05%) MCSE
5 276 (11.40%) Degree
6 274 (11.32%) MCSA
7 272 (11.24%) CCIE
8 200 (8.26%) Security Cleared
9 183 (7.56%) CISSP
10 156 (6.45%) MCP
11 139 (5.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 129 (5.33%) SC Cleared
13 111 (4.59%) MCITP
14 87 (3.60%) DV Cleared
15 84 (3.47%) CCSA
16 81 (3.35%) JNCIA
17 80 (3.31%) CCDA
18 74 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
19 71 (2.93%) JNCIP
20 68 (2.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (10.12%) SLA
2 86 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 32 (1.32%) GDPR
5 26 (1.07%) PMO
6 11 (0.45%) COBIT
6 11 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.17%) FIPS 140-2
10 3 (0.12%) QA
10 3 (0.12%) RMADS
11 2 (0.083%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.083%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.041%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.041%) GCP
12 1 (0.041%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.041%) GPG13
12 1 (0.041%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.041%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 530 (21.90%) Active Directory
2 480 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 279 (11.53%) Hyper-V
4 115 (4.75%) vSphere
5 78 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (2.15%) XenApp
7 28 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
9 20 (0.83%) VMware NSX
10 17 (0.70%) Docker
11 15 (0.62%) Firmware
12 14 (0.58%) NFS
12 14 (0.58%) Samba
12 14 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (0.54%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.54%) XenServer
14 12 (0.50%) Snort
15 11 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
16 10 (0.41%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 86 (3.55%) SCCM
2 83 (3.43%) Nagios
3 65 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 63 (2.60%) Puppet
5 45 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
6 39 (1.61%) Ansible
6 39 (1.61%) vCenter Server
7 34 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
8 32 (1.32%) Cisco UCCX
9 27 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
10 26 (1.07%) FortiGate
10 26 (1.07%) Nessus
11 25 (1.03%) Cisco LMS
11 25 (1.03%) Opsview
12 23 (0.95%) Core Impact
13 19 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
13 19 (0.79%) Salt
13 19 (0.79%) SCOM
14 18 (0.74%) Backup Exec
15 17 (0.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,661 (68.64%) Cisco
2 782 (32.31%) VMware
3 715 (29.55%) Microsoft
4 437 (18.06%) Juniper
5 355 (14.67%) F5
6 304 (12.56%) CheckPoint
7 232 (9.59%) Citrix
8 194 (8.02%) HP
9 178 (7.36%) Palo Alto
10 161 (6.65%) SolarWinds
11 142 (5.87%) NetApp
12 119 (4.92%) Dell
13 113 (4.67%) Red Hat
14 100 (4.13%) Avaya
15 87 (3.60%) Meraki
16 77 (3.18%) EMC
17 66 (2.73%) Fortinet
18 61 (2.52%) Splunk
19 59 (2.44%) Brocade
20 46 (1.90%) Blue Coat