Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 386 230 175
Rank change year-on-year -156 -55 +97
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 879 1,010 2,971
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 1.50% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.63% 6.80% 8.56%
Number of salaries quoted 704 807 2,251
10th Percentile £29,075 £29,500 £23,250
25th Percentile £35,750 £34,125 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £46,500 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +12.05% -2.35%
75th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £85,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 24,227 14,854 34,716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.37% 22.06% 24.08%
Number of salaries quoted 14,031 11,119 25,617
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CCNA.

Salary trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 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 -146 803 £45,000 -3.23% 174
UK excluding London -98 587 £45,000 +5.88% 147
London -202 252 £47,500 -20.83% 45
South East -80 186 £47,500 +5.56% 35
Work from Home -168 142 £52,500 +5.00% 22
North of England -97 123 £44,875 +8.79% 35
Midlands -57 99 £43,000 +17.25% 26
East of England -30 77 £36,000 -22.58% 10
West Midlands -44 70 £45,000 +6.89% 19
North West -52 69 £45,000 -10.00% 16
South West -81 61 £43,000 +11.69% 23
Yorkshire -71 45 £45,000 - 16
Scotland -60 36 £55,000 +10.00% 9
East Midlands -53 29 £37,500 +4.61% 7
North East -38 21 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Wales -24 14 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 879 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 592 (67.35%) Cisco
3 419 (47.67%) Firewall
4 338 (38.45%) CCNP
5 308 (35.04%) Microsoft
6 248 (28.21%) WAN
6 248 (28.21%) Azure
7 239 (27.19%) Windows
8 232 (26.39%) LAN
9 220 (25.03%) VMware
10 197 (22.41%) VPN
11 182 (20.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 182 (20.71%) Active Directory
12 178 (20.25%) Social Skills
13 175 (19.91%) Linux
14 173 (19.68%) ITIL
15 166 (18.89%) Microsoft 365
16 164 (18.66%) Problem-Solving
17 160 (18.20%) Data Centre
18 152 (17.29%) Wireless
19 142 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
20 140 (15.93%) Windows Server
21 131 (14.90%) Juniper
22 126 (14.33%) MCSE
23 125 (14.22%) BGP
24 116 (13.20%) OSPF
25 115 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 114 (12.97%) TCP/IP
27 107 (12.17%) MPLS
27 107 (12.17%) Degree

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 64 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 47 (5.35%) MS Exchange
3 7 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (0.80%) IIS
3 7 (0.80%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.68%) Apache
5 5 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.23%) Confluence
9 1 (0.11%) Jetty
9 1 (0.11%) nginx
9 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 67 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.34%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) assyst
1 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 248 (28.21%) Azure
2 166 (18.89%) Microsoft 365
3 100 (11.38%) AWS
4 41 (4.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (4.55%) IaaS
6 23 (2.62%) PaaS
7 21 (2.39%) Mimecast
8 16 (1.82%) SaaS
9 15 (1.71%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.80%) Azure Storage
10 7 (0.80%) GCP
11 6 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (0.46%) Google Workspace
14 3 (0.34%) Power Automate
14 3 (0.34%) Slack
15 2 (0.23%) Azure App Service
15 2 (0.23%) Azure Logic Apps
15 2 (0.23%) Azure Service Bus
15 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 419 (47.67%) Firewall
2 248 (28.21%) WAN
3 232 (26.39%) LAN
4 197 (22.41%) VPN
5 152 (17.29%) Wireless
6 125 (14.22%) BGP
7 116 (13.20%) OSPF
8 114 (12.97%) TCP/IP
9 107 (12.17%) MPLS
10 106 (12.06%) DNS
11 99 (11.26%) Network Security
12 97 (11.04%) VLAN
13 89 (10.13%) Cisco ASA
14 86 (9.78%) DHCP
15 78 (8.87%) VoIP
16 68 (7.74%) Wi-Fi
17 64 (7.28%) SAN
18 61 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
19 51 (5.80%) WLAN
20 50 (5.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.14%) MySQL
3 5 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (0.57%) Big Data
4 4 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.46%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.34%) Apache Hive
5 3 (0.34%) Impala
5 3 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.23%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.11%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.11%) MS Access
7 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.11%) Redis
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (1.37%) JIRA
2 8 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.80%) Selenium
3 7 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.34%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.34%) Bitbucket Server
4 3 (0.34%) git-flow
4 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.11%) Ant
6 1 (0.11%) GCC
6 1 (0.11%) GitLab
6 1 (0.11%) Maven
6 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 178 (20.25%) Social Skills
2 74 (8.42%) Finance
3 63 (7.17%) Telecoms
4 42 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.30%) Public Sector
6 26 (2.96%) Banking
6 26 (2.96%) Documentation Skills
6 26 (2.96%) Law
7 21 (2.39%) Presentation Skills
8 20 (2.28%) Organisational Skills
9 18 (2.05%) Retail
10 17 (1.93%) Legal
11 15 (1.71%) Military
12 10 (1.14%) Avionics
13 8 (0.91%) Local Government
14 7 (0.80%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.80%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.68%) Advertising
15 6 (0.68%) Games
16 5 (0.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 368 (41.87%) Network Engineer
2 89 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 79 (8.99%) Support Engineer
4 69 (7.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 64 (7.28%) Administrator
6 62 (7.05%) Senior Network Engineer
7 58 (6.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 58 (6.60%) Consultant
7 58 (6.60%) Network Administrator
8 55 (6.26%) Analyst
9 53 (6.03%) IT Administrator
10 51 (5.80%) Trainee
10 51 (5.80%) Trainee Administrator
10 51 (5.80%) Trainee Network Administrator
11 50 (5.69%) Architect
12 41 (4.66%) IT Engineer
13 39 (4.44%) IP Engineer
14 34 (3.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 32 (3.64%) Security Engineer
16 30 (3.41%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.25%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.02%) Web Services
3 6 (0.68%) OAuth
4 5 (0.57%) ISPF
5 4 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.46%) SAML
5 4 (0.46%) XMPP
6 3 (0.34%) COM
6 3 (0.34%) Kafka
6 3 (0.34%) SOAP
7 2 (0.23%) LDAP
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Graph
7 2 (0.23%) ModSecurity
7 2 (0.23%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.23%) REST
8 1 (0.11%) Ajax
8 1 (0.11%) Django
8 1 (0.11%) jQuery
8 1 (0.11%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 160 (18.20%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 39 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (3.30%) Hybrid Cloud
3 29 (3.30%) Public Cloud
4 19 (2.16%) PKI
5 13 (1.48%) Driving Licence
5 13 (1.48%) Private Cloud
6 11 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (1.14%) BYOD
8 9 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.02%) HP Storage
9 6 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (0.68%) Replication
10 5 (0.57%) Clustering
10 5 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.46%) FMCG
11 4 (0.46%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 239 (27.19%) Windows
2 175 (19.91%) Linux
3 140 (15.93%) Windows Server
4 36 (4.10%) Windows 10
5 32 (3.64%) Windows Server 2016
6 26 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (2.84%) Windows Server 2019
8 19 (2.16%) Android
8 19 (2.16%) CentOS
9 18 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (1.82%) Unix
11 14 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.48%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.80%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.80%) VyOS
14 6 (0.68%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.57%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.34%) AIX
17 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (19.68%) ITIL
2 164 (18.66%) Problem-Solving
3 115 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 75 (8.53%) Information Security
5 69 (7.85%) Cybersecurity
6 62 (7.05%) Network Design
7 53 (6.03%) Presales
8 52 (5.92%) Change Management
9 48 (5.46%) PRINCE2
10 46 (5.23%) Mentoring
10 46 (5.23%) Network Monitoring
11 45 (5.12%) Migration
12 44 (5.01%) Project Management
13 39 (4.44%) Network Management
13 39 (4.44%) Project Delivery
14 36 (4.10%) Customer Requirements
15 34 (3.87%) ITIL V3
15 34 (3.87%) Service Delivery
16 32 (3.64%) Computer Science
16 32 (3.64%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 66 (7.51%) PowerShell
2 49 (5.57%) SQL
3 30 (3.41%) Python
4 20 (2.28%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.25%) C
6 9 (1.02%) Perl
7 6 (0.68%) PHP
8 4 (0.46%) R
9 3 (0.34%) Java
9 3 (0.34%) Ruby
10 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.11%) Tcl
11 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 879 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 338 (38.45%) CCNP
3 182 (20.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 126 (14.33%) MCSE
5 107 (12.17%) Degree
6 91 (10.35%) Security Cleared
7 69 (7.85%) SC Cleared
8 67 (7.62%) MCSA
9 66 (7.51%) Network+ Certification
10 55 (6.26%) CISSP
10 55 (6.26%) JNCIA
11 54 (6.14%) Linux+ Certification
12 47 (5.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 37 (4.21%) CCIE
13 37 (4.21%) DV Cleared
14 34 (3.87%) MCP
15 32 (3.64%) CCENT
16 27 (3.07%) CompTIA Security+
17 21 (2.39%) CISM
18 20 (2.28%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.92%) SLA
2 27 (3.07%) GDPR
2 27 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.71%) NIST
4 14 (1.59%) PMO
5 12 (1.37%) QA
6 11 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (1.02%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.57%) NCSC
9 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 182 (20.71%) Active Directory
2 142 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (10.24%) Hyper-V
4 32 (3.64%) vSphere
5 30 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.93%) XenApp
7 14 (1.59%) Firmware
7 14 (1.59%) VMware NSX
8 9 (1.02%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.91%) Docker
9 8 (0.91%) Terminal Server
9 8 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.68%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.34%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 48 (5.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 39 (4.44%) SCCM
3 25 (2.84%) Ansible
4 20 (2.28%) FortiGate
5 17 (1.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 16 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
6 16 (1.82%) Nagios
7 15 (1.71%) vCenter Server
8 12 (1.37%) Terraform
8 12 (1.37%) WSUS
9 11 (1.25%) SCOM
10 10 (1.14%) Kubernetes
11 8 (0.91%) Puppet
11 8 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
13 6 (0.68%) Icinga
13 6 (0.68%) Nmap
14 5 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
14 5 (0.57%) Kibana
14 5 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 592 (67.35%) Cisco
2 308 (35.04%) Microsoft
3 220 (25.03%) VMware
4 131 (14.90%) Juniper
5 89 (10.13%) Meraki
6 88 (10.01%) Palo Alto
7 79 (8.99%) CheckPoint
8 74 (8.42%) HP
9 57 (6.48%) Citrix
10 52 (5.92%) Aruba
10 52 (5.92%) SolarWinds
11 46 (5.23%) F5
12 35 (3.98%) Fortinet
13 34 (3.87%) Veeam
14 32 (3.64%) NetApp
15 24 (2.73%) Avaya
15 24 (2.73%) Nimble Storage
16 23 (2.62%) Dell
17 19 (2.16%) McAfee
17 19 (2.16%) Sophos