Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 181 193
Rank change year-on-year -56 +12 +13
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2639 3656 3885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.93% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.26% 7.31% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2374 3199 3360
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,150
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%

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 42181 49999 59880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.20% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32384 40149 47790
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -55 2507 £40,000 - 96
UK excluding London -46 1719 £40,000 +6.67% 73
London -35 852 £45,000 -5.26% 31
North of England +30 450 £35,000 -6.04% 20
South East -105 448 £40,000 - 16
Midlands -31 275 £38,750 +3.33% 16
East of England +12 273 £42,500 +10.39% 7
Yorkshire +62 242 £37,000 -2.63% 9
South West -41 215 £40,000 +14.29% 6
North West 0 191 £32,500 -13.33% 10
West Midlands -48 167 £40,000 +6.67% 8
East Midlands +15 99 £34,375 +4.17% 8
Scotland -69 34 £35,765 +2.19% 4
Wales -16 31 £34,500 +15.00% 5
North East -7 17 £27,500 +5.77% 1
Northern Ireland -13 12 £30,000 -29.41%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2639 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1852 (70.18%) Cisco
3 1352 (51.23%) Firewall
4 1131 (42.86%) CCNP
5 1060 (40.17%) Windows
6 873 (33.08%) VMware
7 808 (30.62%) WAN
8 782 (29.63%) Microsoft
9 751 (28.46%) ITIL
10 746 (28.27%) LAN
11 677 (25.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 650 (24.63%) Active Directory
13 574 (21.75%) Windows Server
14 532 (20.16%) DNS
15 524 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 522 (19.78%) MCSE
17 491 (18.61%) VPN
18 453 (17.17%) TCP/IP
19 444 (16.82%) Juniper
20 438 (16.60%) Linux
21 416 (15.76%) Wireless
22 405 (15.35%) Data Centre
23 403 (15.27%) Cisco ASA
24 396 (15.01%) MPLS
25 391 (14.82%) Network Security
26 381 (14.44%) DHCP
27 375 (14.21%) CheckPoint
28 371 (14.06%) MS Exchange
29 369 (13.98%) VoIP
30 352 (13.34%) Hyper-V

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
1 371 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 209 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 102 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 73 (2.77%) IIS
5 61 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 48 (1.82%) Skype for Business
7 41 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (1.33%) Apache
9 17 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.38%) CMS
13 9 (0.34%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.27%) WordPress
15 5 (0.19%) Confluence
15 5 (0.19%) Joomla!
16 4 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
17 3 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 144 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.038%) HipChat
6 1 (0.038%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (0.38%) WebTrends
2 6 (0.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.076%) BASE24
3 2 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.076%) Workfront
4 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.038%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 263 (9.97%) Office 365
2 198 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 145 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (1.67%) G Suite
5 33 (1.25%) SaaS
6 26 (0.99%) IaaS
7 17 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.61%) Mimecast
9 15 (0.57%) PaaS
10 10 (0.38%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.076%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.076%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.076%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.076%) Route 53
14 2 (0.076%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1352 (51.23%) Firewall
2 808 (30.62%) WAN
3 746 (28.27%) LAN
4 532 (20.16%) DNS
5 491 (18.61%) VPN
6 453 (17.17%) TCP/IP
7 416 (15.76%) Wireless
8 403 (15.27%) Cisco ASA
9 396 (15.01%) MPLS
10 391 (14.82%) Network Security
11 381 (14.44%) DHCP
12 369 (13.98%) VoIP
13 348 (13.19%) BGP
14 338 (12.81%) OSPF
15 313 (11.86%) SAN
16 300 (11.37%) VLAN
17 221 (8.37%) Cisco Nexus
18 181 (6.86%) Internet
19 179 (6.78%) EIGRP
20 136 (5.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (1.02%) MySQL
5 26 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
6 24 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (0.30%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.27%) Big Data
12 5 (0.19%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.11%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.11%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.11%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.11%) NoSQL
15 2 (0.076%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.076%) Blockchain
15 2 (0.076%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (1.02%) JIRA
2 14 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (0.45%) Metasploit
4 11 (0.42%) Redmine
5 10 (0.38%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.19%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.19%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.15%) Burp Suite
8 4 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.076%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.076%) CodeSonar
10 2 (0.076%) git-flow
10 2 (0.076%) JMeter
10 2 (0.076%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.076%) Selenium
10 2 (0.076%) Subversion
10 2 (0.076%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.038%) Rational Rose
General
1 312 (11.82%) Finance
2 210 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 65 (2.46%) Banking
4 44 (1.67%) Law
4 44 (1.67%) Retail
5 40 (1.52%) Back Office
6 33 (1.25%) Legal
6 33 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.10%) Electronics
8 28 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.02%) Games
10 26 (0.99%) Advertising
11 24 (0.91%) Marketing
12 17 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.45%) Billing
14 9 (0.34%) French Language
14 9 (0.34%) German Language
14 9 (0.34%) Italian Language
15 8 (0.30%) Automotive
16 7 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 925 (35.05%) Network Engineer
2 374 (14.17%) Analyst
3 371 (14.06%) Cisco Engineer
4 340 (12.88%) Support Engineer
5 293 (11.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 285 (10.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 204 (7.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 186 (7.05%) Network Support
9 179 (6.78%) Network Analyst
10 155 (5.87%) IT Engineer
11 135 (5.12%) Support Analyst
12 133 (5.04%) Consultant
13 132 (5.00%) IT Support
14 123 (4.66%) Security Engineer
15 120 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
16 116 (4.40%) Senior Network Engineer
17 114 (4.32%) Network Support Engineer
18 106 (4.02%) Security Analyst
19 93 (3.52%) Network Security Engineer
20 89 (3.37%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.14%) Web Services
2 27 (1.02%) CSS
3 25 (0.95%) HTML
4 23 (0.87%) 802.1X
5 15 (0.57%) .NET
6 14 (0.53%) XMPP
7 12 (0.45%) RFC 2547
8 9 (0.34%) Entity Framework
8 9 (0.34%) LAMP
9 8 (0.30%) Ajax
9 8 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (0.30%) jQuery
9 8 (0.30%) WCF
10 7 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (0.27%) Java EE
10 7 (0.27%) STL
11 5 (0.19%) ADSI
12 4 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (0.15%) Regular Expression
13 3 (0.11%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 405 (15.35%) Data Centre
2 176 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 129 (4.89%) Computer Science
4 128 (4.85%) Driving Licence
5 78 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 60 (2.27%) Clustering
7 54 (2.05%) Replication
8 37 (1.40%) iPad
9 36 (1.36%) CESG
9 36 (1.36%) Hedge funds
10 28 (1.06%) PKI
11 25 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
12 16 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
12 16 (0.61%) User Experience
13 15 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
13 15 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (0.53%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
16 11 (0.42%) CCTV
16 11 (0.42%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1060 (40.17%) Windows
2 574 (21.75%) Windows Server
3 438 (16.60%) Linux
4 341 (12.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 284 (10.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 156 (5.91%) Windows 7
7 112 (4.24%) Unix
8 109 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 97 (3.68%) Windows 10
10 73 (2.77%) Windows XP
11 63 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 58 (2.20%) Windows 8
13 40 (1.52%) CentOS
14 33 (1.25%) Debian
15 27 (1.02%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.83%) Mac OS X
17 20 (0.76%) Android
18 18 (0.68%) AIX
18 18 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
19 16 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 751 (28.46%) ITIL
2 208 (7.88%) Load Balancing
3 168 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 153 (5.80%) Network Management
5 152 (5.76%) Network Monitoring
6 145 (5.49%) Project Management
7 137 (5.19%) Service Delivery
8 136 (5.15%) Information Security
9 132 (5.00%) Change Management
10 129 (4.89%) Network Design
11 120 (4.55%) Problem Management
11 120 (4.55%) Service Management
12 119 (4.51%) High Availability
13 115 (4.36%) Mentoring
14 112 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
15 107 (4.05%) Time Management
16 101 (3.83%) Kalman Filter
17 95 (3.60%) Change Control
18 91 (3.45%) Presales
19 86 (3.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 181 (6.86%) SQL
2 128 (4.85%) PowerShell
3 83 (3.15%) Python
4 64 (2.43%) Bash Shell
5 44 (1.67%) C
6 39 (1.48%) JavaScript
7 31 (1.17%) Shell Script
8 29 (1.10%) Perl
8 29 (1.10%) VBScript
9 28 (1.06%) Java
10 20 (0.76%) C#
11 17 (0.64%) VB
12 16 (0.61%) C++
12 16 (0.61%) PHP
13 15 (0.57%) Erlang
14 13 (0.49%) Korn
15 12 (0.45%) Ruby
16 7 (0.27%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.19%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.076%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 2639 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1131 (42.86%) CCNP
3 677 (25.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 522 (19.78%) MCSE
5 271 (10.27%) MCSA
6 265 (10.04%) Degree
7 229 (8.68%) MCP
8 203 (7.69%) CCIE
9 192 (7.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 190 (7.20%) Security Cleared
11 183 (6.93%) CISSP
12 131 (4.96%) SC Cleared
13 105 (3.98%) CCSA
14 91 (3.45%) MCITP
15 86 (3.26%) Network+ Certification
16 81 (3.07%) DV Cleared
16 81 (3.07%) JNCIA
17 76 (2.88%) A+ Certification
17 76 (2.88%) JNCIS
18 72 (2.73%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (9.62%) SLA
2 122 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 92 (3.49%) PCI DSS
4 29 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (0.80%) PMO
6 14 (0.53%) QA
7 13 (0.49%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.38%) GDPR
9 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.27%) COBIT
11 6 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.15%) Def Stans
12 4 (0.15%) GPG13
13 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.076%) BS25999
14 2 (0.076%) GCP
15 1 (0.038%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.038%) RMADS
System Software
1 650 (24.63%) Active Directory
2 524 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 352 (13.34%) Hyper-V
4 128 (4.85%) vSphere
5 92 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
6 75 (2.84%) XenApp
7 50 (1.89%) Terminal Services
8 26 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
9 25 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (0.95%) XenServer
10 24 (0.91%) VMware NSX
11 21 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
12 20 (0.76%) XenDesktop
13 18 (0.68%) Firmware
14 15 (0.57%) KVM
15 11 (0.42%) Docker
15 11 (0.42%) NFS
15 11 (0.42%) Samba
16 10 (0.38%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.34%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 89 (3.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 86 (3.26%) SCCM
3 55 (2.08%) Nagios
4 45 (1.71%) vCenter Server
5 44 (1.67%) Puppet
6 41 (1.55%) Backup Exec
6 41 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
7 38 (1.44%) FortiGate
8 34 (1.29%) Cacti
9 30 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
10 29 (1.10%) SCOM
11 28 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
12 27 (1.02%) Ansible
12 27 (1.02%) ZABBIX
13 24 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
14 22 (0.83%) WSUS
15 17 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
16 15 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
17 13 (0.49%) SmokePing
17 13 (0.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 1852 (70.18%) Cisco
2 873 (33.08%) VMware
3 782 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 444 (16.82%) Juniper
5 375 (14.21%) CheckPoint
6 267 (10.12%) Citrix
7 234 (8.87%) F5
8 218 (8.26%) HP
9 166 (6.29%) Palo Alto
10 158 (5.99%) SolarWinds
11 116 (4.40%) Red Hat
12 115 (4.36%) Dell
13 102 (3.87%) Avaya
14 94 (3.56%) Meraki
15 69 (2.61%) Brocade
16 65 (2.46%) SonicWALL
17 64 (2.43%) NetApp
18 60 (2.27%) Veeam
19 59 (2.24%) Google
20 54 (2.05%) Fortinet