Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 220 187
Rank change year-on-year -36 -33 -13
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2,239 2,725 3,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.59% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.49% 6.36% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,838 2,459 3,261
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 40,764 42,817 55,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.73% 24.91% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 30,779 33,479 44,378
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -43 2,062 £42,500 +6.25% 231
UK excluding London -39 1,442 £40,000 - 187
London -29 723 £48,000 +6.67% 63
South East -63 441 £45,000 +12.50% 48
North of England -15 306 £37,500 - 48
South West +37 205 £40,000 +5.96% 19
Midlands -70 203 £40,000 -5.88% 31
East of England -33 182 £44,000 +10.00% 22
North West +9 179 £37,500 -6.25% 31
East Midlands +23 111 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Yorkshire -13 108 £37,500 +15.38% 14
West Midlands -95 94 £45,000 +9.76% 17
Scotland +21 81 £40,000 +12.58% 6
Wales -13 29 £30,000 -17.81% 9
North East -22 19 £35,750 +30.00% 3
Northern Ireland -1 6 £31,000 -22.50% 1
Channel Islands +2 2 £29,500 -52.80% 2

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 2,239 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,615 (72.13%) Cisco
3 1,028 (45.91%) CCNP
4 975 (43.55%) Firewall
5 744 (33.23%) WAN
6 723 (32.29%) Windows
7 685 (30.59%) VMware
8 615 (27.47%) LAN
9 585 (26.13%) Microsoft
10 563 (25.15%) ITIL
11 553 (24.70%) Wireless
12 465 (20.77%) Data Centre
13 449 (20.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 446 (19.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 435 (19.43%) Linux
16 428 (19.12%) Active Directory
17 406 (18.13%) Windows Server
18 396 (17.69%) MPLS
19 392 (17.51%) F5
20 375 (16.75%) VPN
21 344 (15.36%) Cisco ASA
22 332 (14.83%) MCSE
23 312 (13.93%) Juniper
23 312 (13.93%) Finance
24 295 (13.18%) Degree
25 293 (13.09%) TCP/IP
26 263 (11.75%) Network Security
27 260 (11.61%) DNS
28 248 (11.08%) VoIP
28 248 (11.08%) OSPF

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
1 173 (7.73%) MS Exchange
2 81 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (2.28%) Skype for Business
4 41 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (1.61%) IIS
6 25 (1.12%) SharePoint
7 23 (1.03%) Apache
8 20 (0.89%) Apache Pig
8 20 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (0.63%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.40%) SAS
11 4 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.18%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.13%) CMS
12 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.13%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.089%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.089%) JBoss
13 2 (0.089%) WebSphere
Applications
1 123 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 42 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.089%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.045%) assyst
3 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 231 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 221 (9.87%) Office 365
3 177 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (0.76%) SaaS
7 11 (0.49%) IaaS
8 9 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.36%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.27%) G Suite
10 6 (0.27%) PaaS
11 5 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.18%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.045%) Akamai
14 1 (0.045%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.045%) Cloudflare
14 1 (0.045%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 975 (43.55%) Firewall
2 744 (33.23%) WAN
3 615 (27.47%) LAN
4 553 (24.70%) Wireless
5 396 (17.69%) MPLS
6 375 (16.75%) VPN
7 344 (15.36%) Cisco ASA
8 293 (13.09%) TCP/IP
9 263 (11.75%) Network Security
10 260 (11.61%) DNS
11 248 (11.08%) OSPF
11 248 (11.08%) VoIP
12 242 (10.81%) VLAN
13 213 (9.51%) BGP
14 208 (9.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 195 (8.71%) DHCP
16 186 (8.31%) SAN
17 129 (5.76%) Cisco Wireless
18 121 (5.40%) Ethernet
18 121 (5.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.17%) Big Data
3 41 (1.83%) MySQL
4 20 (0.89%) Apache Hive
4 20 (0.89%) Hadoop
5 13 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
8 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.27%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (0.18%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.13%) Cognos Impromptu
13 2 (0.089%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.089%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.089%) Power BI
13 2 (0.089%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 41 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 36 (1.61%) JIRA
3 29 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 23 (1.03%) Selenium
6 18 (0.80%) Bitbucket
6 18 (0.80%) CodeSonar
6 18 (0.80%) git-flow
6 18 (0.80%) Robot Framework
7 12 (0.54%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.45%) Metasploit
8 10 (0.45%) Redmine
9 9 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.31%) Burp Suite
11 6 (0.27%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.089%) GitLab
12 2 (0.089%) MSI
13 1 (0.045%) AppScan
13 1 (0.045%) Rational DOORS
13 1 (0.045%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 312 (13.93%) Finance
2 203 (9.07%) Telecoms
3 171 (7.64%) Retail
4 91 (4.06%) Manufacturing
5 90 (4.02%) Banking
6 55 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 50 (2.23%) German Language
8 47 (2.10%) Italian Language
9 39 (1.74%) Games
9 39 (1.74%) Law
10 38 (1.70%) Advertising
11 33 (1.47%) Marketing
12 19 (0.85%) Legal
13 17 (0.76%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.71%) Back Office
15 13 (0.58%) Electronics
16 11 (0.49%) French Language
17 8 (0.36%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.36%) Billing
18 7 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 826 (36.89%) Network Engineer
2 310 (13.85%) Cisco Engineer
3 245 (10.94%) Support Engineer
4 243 (10.85%) Analyst
5 235 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 230 (10.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 128 (5.72%) Architect
8 126 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 121 (5.40%) Security Engineer
10 112 (5.00%) Network Support
11 104 (4.64%) Senior Network Engineer
12 102 (4.56%) Consultant
13 101 (4.51%) IT Engineer
14 95 (4.24%) Network Security Engineer
15 89 (3.97%) Technical Architect
16 86 (3.84%) Solutions Architect
17 84 (3.75%) Network Analyst
18 83 (3.71%) Project Engineer
19 82 (3.66%) IT Support
20 79 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.43%) 802.1X
2 30 (1.34%) .NET
3 28 (1.25%) LAMP
4 22 (0.98%) Java EE
5 21 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
6 20 (0.89%) REST
6 20 (0.89%) SOAP
6 20 (0.89%) STL
6 20 (0.89%) Web Services
7 18 (0.80%) .NET Framework
7 18 (0.80%) ASP.NET
7 18 (0.80%) Django
7 18 (0.80%) Node.js
7 18 (0.80%) Spring MVC
8 12 (0.54%) Flash
9 9 (0.40%) LDAP
10 5 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (0.22%) XMPP
11 4 (0.18%) JSON
11 4 (0.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 465 (20.77%) Data Centre
2 147 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 91 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
5 66 (2.95%) Driving Licence
6 65 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 43 (1.92%) NHS
8 37 (1.65%) Private Cloud
9 34 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 29 (1.30%) CESG
11 28 (1.25%) Clustering
11 28 (1.25%) EMC VMAX
12 26 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
13 25 (1.12%) Cybercrime
14 22 (0.98%) Fintech
15 21 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
16 20 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
17 17 (0.76%) BBC
17 17 (0.76%) Replication
18 16 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 723 (32.29%) Windows
2 435 (19.43%) Linux
3 406 (18.13%) Windows Server
4 179 (7.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 135 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 102 (4.56%) Unix
7 57 (2.55%) Windows 7
8 53 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (1.97%) Windows 10
11 38 (1.70%) Android
12 37 (1.65%) CentOS
13 36 (1.61%) Mac OS X
14 27 (1.21%) Windows XP
15 21 (0.94%) Apple iOS
16 18 (0.80%) AIX
16 18 (0.80%) Kali Linux
17 15 (0.67%) Windows 8
18 14 (0.63%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (25.15%) ITIL
2 227 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
3 197 (8.80%) Presales
4 174 (7.77%) Incident Management
4 174 (7.77%) Network Design
5 167 (7.46%) Network Management
6 159 (7.10%) Load Balancing
7 141 (6.30%) Service Management
8 140 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
9 139 (6.21%) Information Security
10 135 (6.03%) Change Management
11 134 (5.98%) Network Monitoring
12 131 (5.85%) Root Cause Analysis
13 117 (5.23%) Service Delivery
14 116 (5.18%) Problem Management
15 98 (4.38%) SIEM
16 93 (4.15%) Security Operations
17 90 (4.02%) Kalman Filter
17 90 (4.02%) Network Architecture
18 83 (3.71%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 102 (4.56%) SQL
2 100 (4.47%) Python
3 89 (3.97%) PowerShell
4 78 (3.48%) C
5 53 (2.37%) Bash Shell
6 47 (2.10%) C#
7 32 (1.43%) PHP
8 30 (1.34%) Java
9 28 (1.25%) C++
10 25 (1.12%) Perl
10 25 (1.12%) VBA
11 23 (1.03%) JavaScript
12 21 (0.94%) Shell Script
13 20 (0.89%) Objective-C
14 13 (0.58%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.58%) VBScript
15 10 (0.45%) Korn
16 7 (0.31%) R
17 4 (0.18%) AWK
17 4 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,239 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,028 (45.91%) CCNP
3 449 (20.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 332 (14.83%) MCSE
5 295 (13.18%) Degree
6 229 (10.23%) CCIE
7 223 (9.96%) Security Cleared
8 189 (8.44%) CISSP
9 184 (8.22%) MCSA
10 157 (7.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 115 (5.14%) SC Cleared
12 101 (4.51%) Network+ Certification
13 99 (4.42%) MCP
14 98 (4.38%) DV Cleared
15 93 (4.15%) MCITP
16 75 (3.35%) JNCIA
17 67 (2.99%) SANS
18 66 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
19 64 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
20 61 (2.72%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (10.32%) SLA
2 76 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (2.01%) GDPR
4 31 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (0.54%) PMO
7 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.22%) COBIT
8 5 (0.22%) GPG13
8 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.13%) QA
10 2 (0.089%) COSO
10 2 (0.089%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.089%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.045%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.045%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 446 (19.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 428 (19.12%) Active Directory
3 204 (9.11%) Hyper-V
4 98 (4.38%) vSphere
5 81 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
6 51 (2.28%) XenApp
7 35 (1.56%) Docker
8 32 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (0.94%) Firmware
10 19 (0.85%) VMware Server
11 18 (0.80%) Terminal Services
11 18 (0.80%) vCloud
11 18 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
11 18 (0.80%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.58%) ProxySG
12 13 (0.58%) VMware NSX
13 12 (0.54%) NFS
14 11 (0.49%) Samba
15 9 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 98 (4.38%) Cisco Prime
2 97 (4.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 88 (3.93%) Nagios
4 71 (3.17%) SCCM
5 56 (2.50%) Puppet
6 35 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
7 29 (1.30%) Ansible
7 29 (1.30%) vCenter Server
8 26 (1.16%) Cisco LMS
8 26 (1.16%) Opsview
8 26 (1.16%) QRadar
8 26 (1.16%) SCOM
9 23 (1.03%) WSUS
10 20 (0.89%) Salt
11 19 (0.85%) FortiGate
12 18 (0.80%) Stealthwatch
13 15 (0.67%) Core Impact
14 13 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 13 (0.58%) WhatsUp Gold
15 12 (0.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,615 (72.13%) Cisco
2 685 (30.59%) VMware
3 585 (26.13%) Microsoft
4 392 (17.51%) F5
5 312 (13.93%) Juniper
6 228 (10.18%) CheckPoint
7 222 (9.92%) HP
8 199 (8.89%) SolarWinds
9 191 (8.53%) Citrix
10 168 (7.50%) NetApp
11 147 (6.57%) Dell
12 144 (6.43%) Meraki
13 137 (6.12%) Palo Alto
14 129 (5.76%) EMC
15 95 (4.24%) Fortinet
15 95 (4.24%) Splunk
16 76 (3.39%) Red Hat
17 68 (3.04%) Blue Coat
18 60 (2.68%) Avaya
19 57 (2.55%) Huawei