Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 213 165 267
Rank change year-on-year -48 +102 -22
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 786 2,935 2,115
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 2.11% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.16% 8.99% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 658 2,290 1,779
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 10,980 32,638 39,331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.05% 23.46% 23.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8,051 23,687 29,196
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 -45 729 £47,500 +11.76% 107
UK excluding London -74 458 £45,000 +12.50% 92
London +58 302 £65,000 +30.00% 25
South East -10 133 £45,000 -5.26% 22
North of England -116 114 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Midlands +47 81 £42,500 - 15
North West +35 64 £46,865 +10.27% 9
South West +31 60 £40,750 -8.43% 18
Work from Home +10 56 £47,500 -9.52% 9
West Midlands +21 48 £41,348 -6.03% 11
East of England -12 38 £47,500 +35.71% 6
East Midlands +63 33 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Yorkshire -110 30 £41,500 +9.21% 8
Scotland +92 20 £55,000 +69.23% 4
North East +27 20 £37,500 -7.41% 2
Wales +38 12 £45,000 +55.17% 8

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 786 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 501 (63.74%) Cisco
3 386 (49.11%) CCNP
4 322 (40.97%) Firewall
5 281 (35.75%) WAN
6 260 (33.08%) LAN
7 249 (31.68%) Microsoft
8 195 (24.81%) Azure
9 191 (24.30%) VMware
10 174 (22.14%) Windows
11 163 (20.74%) VPN
12 161 (20.48%) Office 365
13 159 (20.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 151 (19.21%) ITIL
15 142 (18.07%) Active Directory
15 142 (18.07%) BGP
16 133 (16.92%) Network Security
17 130 (16.54%) Wireless
18 128 (16.28%) Information Security
18 128 (16.28%) MPLS
19 121 (15.39%) Linux
20 117 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
20 117 (14.89%) AWS
21 113 (14.38%) Data Centre
22 112 (14.25%) Juniper
23 109 (13.87%) CISSP
23 109 (13.87%) OSPF
24 108 (13.74%) MCSE
25 106 (13.49%) VoIP
26 98 (12.47%) 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 40 (5.09%) Skype for Business
2 21 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.91%) IIS
4 12 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.27%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.89%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.51%) CMS
8 1 (0.13%) Apache
8 1 (0.13%) Drupal
8 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.13%) nginx
8 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 60 (7.63%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (4.45%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 195 (24.81%) Azure
2 161 (20.48%) Office 365
3 117 (14.89%) AWS
4 31 (3.94%) GCP
5 30 (3.82%) IaaS
6 25 (3.18%) PaaS
7 24 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (3.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 18 (2.29%) SaaS
9 15 (1.91%) Route 53
9 15 (1.91%) Slack
10 6 (0.76%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.64%) G Suite
12 4 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.25%) GitHub
14 2 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 322 (40.97%) Firewall
2 281 (35.75%) WAN
3 260 (33.08%) LAN
4 163 (20.74%) VPN
5 142 (18.07%) BGP
6 133 (16.92%) Network Security
7 130 (16.54%) Wireless
8 128 (16.28%) MPLS
9 109 (13.87%) OSPF
10 106 (13.49%) VoIP
11 98 (12.47%) DNS
12 83 (10.56%) Cisco ASA
12 83 (10.56%) VLAN
13 80 (10.18%) TCP/IP
14 75 (9.54%) DHCP
15 72 (9.16%) Wi-Fi
16 69 (8.78%) Internet
17 52 (6.62%) SAN
18 51 (6.49%) Skype
19 41 (5.22%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 18 (2.29%) NoSQL
3 11 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (0.76%) Big Data
6 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.51%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.25%) MySQL
9 2 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.13%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.13%) KDB
10 1 (0.13%) Kdb+
10 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.13%) Power BI
10 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (2.42%) Git (software)
1 19 (2.42%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.76%) Metasploit
2 6 (0.76%) Selenium
2 6 (0.76%) WebScarab
3 3 (0.38%) JIRA
3 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.13%) Redmine
4 1 (0.13%) Subversion
4 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 76 (9.67%) Finance
2 57 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.20%) Law
4 18 (2.29%) Banking
5 17 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.04%) Back Office
7 10 (1.27%) Military
7 10 (1.27%) Public Sector
8 9 (1.15%) Advertising
8 9 (1.15%) Retail
9 6 (0.76%) Marketing
10 3 (0.38%) Korean Language
10 3 (0.38%) Legal
11 2 (0.25%) Electronics
11 2 (0.25%) French Language
11 2 (0.25%) German Language
11 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 321 (40.84%) Network Engineer
2 84 (10.69%) Consultant
3 69 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 67 (8.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 61 (7.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 61 (7.76%) Support Engineer
6 49 (6.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 47 (5.98%) Architect
7 47 (5.98%) IP Engineer
8 37 (4.71%) IT Engineer
9 35 (4.45%) IP Network Engineer
9 35 (4.45%) NOC Engineer
10 34 (4.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 30 (3.82%) Network Support
12 27 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
12 27 (3.44%) Network Support Engineer
12 27 (3.44%) Security Engineer
13 26 (3.31%) Analyst
13 26 (3.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (3.18%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (10.56%) OAuth
1 83 (10.56%) OpenID
1 83 (10.56%) SAML
2 37 (4.71%) SailPoint
3 17 (2.16%) Node.js
3 17 (2.16%) React
4 8 (1.02%) XMPP
5 7 (0.89%) 802.1X
6 6 (0.76%) OAuth2
7 5 (0.64%) Web Services
8 4 (0.51%) COM
9 3 (0.38%) CSS
10 2 (0.25%) X-Windows
11 1 (0.13%) Django
11 1 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.13%) Itk
11 1 (0.13%) LAPP Stack
11 1 (0.13%) ONVIF
11 1 (0.13%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 113 (14.38%) Data Centre
2 43 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.05%) Cybercrime
6 23 (2.93%) Cloud Native
7 22 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 20 (2.54%) Driving Licence
8 20 (2.54%) Private Cloud
9 19 (2.42%) Mobile App
10 18 (2.29%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 12 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (1.15%) Handset
14 7 (0.89%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.76%) NHS
16 5 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
17 4 (0.51%) Clustering
17 4 (0.51%) Reinsurance
18 3 (0.38%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 174 (22.14%) Windows
2 121 (15.39%) Linux
3 83 (10.56%) Windows Server
4 32 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (3.82%) Unix
6 24 (3.05%) Windows 10
6 24 (3.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 15 (1.91%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.15%) Windows 8
8 9 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (0.76%) VyOS
11 5 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (0.51%) CentOS
12 4 (0.51%) Solaris
12 4 (0.51%) SUSE
13 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.38%) HPUX
13 3 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (19.21%) ITIL
2 128 (16.28%) Information Security
3 95 (12.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 91 (11.58%) Identity Access Management
5 80 (10.18%) Security Architecture
6 74 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
7 55 (7.00%) Network Monitoring
8 47 (5.98%) Cybersecurity
9 46 (5.85%) DevOps
10 45 (5.73%) Mentoring
11 44 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (5.60%) Network Design
11 44 (5.60%) Presales
12 40 (5.09%) Change Management
13 38 (4.83%) Project Delivery
14 37 (4.71%) Computer Science
15 36 (4.58%) Project Management
16 35 (4.45%) TOGAF
17 34 (4.33%) Identity Management
18 33 (4.20%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 53 (6.74%) Python
2 51 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 44 (5.60%) SQL
4 18 (2.29%) JavaScript
5 13 (1.65%) C++
6 8 (1.02%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.02%) C
6 8 (1.02%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.51%) VBScript
8 2 (0.25%) Java
9 1 (0.13%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.13%) C-shell
9 1 (0.13%) Korn
9 1 (0.13%) Perl
9 1 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 786 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 386 (49.11%) CCNP
3 159 (20.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 109 (13.87%) CISSP
5 108 (13.74%) MCSE
6 89 (11.32%) Degree
7 85 (10.81%) Security Cleared
8 73 (9.29%) SC Cleared
9 64 (8.14%) MCSA
10 63 (8.02%) JNCIA
11 58 (7.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (4.45%) DV Cleared
12 35 (4.45%) MCP
13 32 (4.07%) CCIE
14 25 (3.18%) CCSA
15 23 (2.93%) JNCIS
16 21 (2.67%) CCDP
16 21 (2.67%) TOGAF Certification
17 20 (2.54%) MCITP
18 19 (2.42%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (11.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (7.38%) SLA
3 15 (1.91%) GDPR
4 10 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.51%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 142 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 117 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.45%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.31%) Docker
5 23 (2.93%) vSphere
6 12 (1.53%) Firmware
6 12 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.53%) VMware NSX
7 10 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.15%) XenApp
9 6 (0.76%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.25%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 31 (3.94%) Ansible
3 27 (3.44%) FortiGate
4 26 (3.31%) SCCM
5 25 (3.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 25 (3.18%) Puppet
6 24 (3.05%) Cisco CUCM
7 22 (2.80%) Nagios
8 20 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (2.42%) Terraform
10 18 (2.29%) Cisco Prime
11 14 (1.78%) Nessus
11 14 (1.78%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.76%) Cisco CME
12 6 (0.76%) Core Impact
12 6 (0.76%) Nexpose
13 5 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
13 5 (0.64%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.51%) SCOM
14 4 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 501 (63.74%) Cisco
2 249 (31.68%) Microsoft
3 191 (24.30%) VMware
4 112 (14.25%) Juniper
5 96 (12.21%) CheckPoint
6 69 (8.78%) Palo Alto
7 63 (8.02%) Meraki
7 63 (8.02%) SolarWinds
8 57 (7.25%) ForgeRock
9 51 (6.49%) F5
10 49 (6.23%) Citrix
11 37 (4.71%) CyberArk
12 35 (4.45%) HP
13 29 (3.69%) Fortinet
14 27 (3.44%) Avaya
14 27 (3.44%) Blue Coat
14 27 (3.44%) Zscaler
15 25 (3.18%) Brocade
15 25 (3.18%) Google
16 22 (2.80%) Mitel