Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 237 186
Rank change year-on-year -27 -51 -7
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2,172 2,726 3,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.54% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.43% 6.27% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,761 2,450 3,354
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -

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 40,030 43,510 53,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.69% 24.56% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 29,726 33,453 42,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -26 2,019 £42,500 +3.66% 263
UK excluding London -32 1,393 £40,000 - 206
London -23 707 £47,500 +5.56% 71
South East -38 427 £42,500 +6.25% 43
North of England -37 311 £37,500 - 56
East of England -8 226 £44,000 +3.53% 30
North West +7 196 £38,500 +3.36% 25
Midlands -46 178 £40,000 - 44
South West +26 176 £40,000 - 19
East Midlands +14 102 £37,775 -2.52% 16
Yorkshire -42 102 £37,500 - 20
West Midlands -78 80 £45,000 +9.76% 27
Scotland +6 60 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Wales -27 17 £32,500 -10.96% 5
North East -22 13 £31,250 -17.22% 11
Northern Ireland -2 4 £35,000 +16.67%
Channel Islands -4 4 £29,500 -52.80%

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 2,172 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,536 (70.72%) Cisco
3 1,048 (48.25%) Firewall
4 979 (45.07%) CCNP
5 754 (34.71%) Windows
6 747 (34.39%) WAN
7 649 (29.88%) VMware
8 583 (26.84%) LAN
9 576 (26.52%) Microsoft
10 539 (24.82%) ITIL
11 487 (22.42%) Wireless
12 457 (21.04%) Data Centre
13 448 (20.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 442 (20.35%) Active Directory
15 437 (20.12%) Linux
16 425 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 397 (18.28%) MPLS
18 389 (17.91%) Windows Server
19 379 (17.45%) VPN
20 367 (16.90%) Cisco ASA
21 347 (15.98%) MCSE
22 342 (15.75%) TCP/IP
23 317 (14.59%) F5
24 294 (13.54%) Degree
25 292 (13.44%) OSPF
26 278 (12.80%) Juniper
27 272 (12.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 265 (12.20%) DNS
29 259 (11.92%) BGP
30 251 (11.56%) Network Security

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
1 182 (8.38%) MS Exchange
2 90 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 57 (2.62%) Skype for Business
5 44 (2.03%) SharePoint
6 42 (1.93%) Apache Pig
7 40 (1.84%) IIS
8 27 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 26 (1.20%) Apache
10 18 (0.83%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.18%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.18%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.18%) WordPress
14 3 (0.14%) CMS
14 3 (0.14%) Confluence
14 3 (0.14%) JBoss
14 3 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 137 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 30 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.046%) CATIA
6 1 (0.046%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.092%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.046%) assyst
3 1 (0.046%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.046%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 237 (10.91%) Office 365
2 224 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 156 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (0.64%) IaaS
6 14 (0.64%) SaaS
7 11 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (0.51%) PaaS
8 7 (0.32%) G Suite
9 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.092%) Akamai
10 2 (0.092%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.092%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.046%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.046%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.046%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.046%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1,048 (48.25%) Firewall
2 747 (34.39%) WAN
3 583 (26.84%) LAN
4 487 (22.42%) Wireless
5 397 (18.28%) MPLS
6 379 (17.45%) VPN
7 367 (16.90%) Cisco ASA
8 342 (15.75%) TCP/IP
9 292 (13.44%) OSPF
10 265 (12.20%) DNS
11 259 (11.92%) BGP
12 251 (11.56%) Network Security
13 241 (11.10%) VoIP
14 236 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
15 212 (9.76%) VLAN
16 194 (8.93%) DHCP
17 172 (7.92%) SAN
18 142 (6.54%) Wi-Fi
19 111 (5.11%) Cisco Wireless
20 109 (5.02%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 84 (3.87%) Big Data
3 68 (3.13%) MySQL
4 42 (1.93%) Apache Hive
4 42 (1.93%) Hadoop
5 17 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.37%) Cognos Impromptu
8 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.18%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.18%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.18%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.092%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.092%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.092%) Power BI
11 2 (0.092%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 63 (2.90%) JIRA
2 51 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 50 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 48 (2.21%) Selenium
5 40 (1.84%) Bitbucket
5 40 (1.84%) CodeSonar
5 40 (1.84%) git-flow
5 40 (1.84%) Robot Framework
6 36 (1.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 14 (0.64%) TeamCity
8 12 (0.55%) Redmine
9 9 (0.41%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.18%) GitLab
12 3 (0.14%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.046%) AutoIt
13 1 (0.046%) Metasploit
13 1 (0.046%) MSI
13 1 (0.046%) Rational DOORS
13 1 (0.046%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 247 (11.37%) Finance
2 240 (11.05%) Telecoms
3 222 (10.22%) Retail
4 89 (4.10%) Banking
5 66 (3.04%) Manufacturing
6 51 (2.35%) German Language
7 50 (2.30%) Italian Language
8 42 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 34 (1.57%) Advertising
10 32 (1.47%) Law
11 28 (1.29%) Games
12 24 (1.10%) French Language
13 19 (0.87%) Investment Banking
14 15 (0.69%) Back Office
14 15 (0.69%) Legal
15 11 (0.51%) Marketing
16 9 (0.41%) Spanish Language
17 8 (0.37%) Billing
18 7 (0.32%) Electronics
18 7 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 806 (37.11%) Network Engineer
2 275 (12.66%) Cisco Engineer
3 271 (12.48%) Analyst
4 221 (10.17%) Support Engineer
5 212 (9.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 207 (9.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 146 (6.72%) Security Engineer
8 119 (5.48%) Network Security Engineer
9 110 (5.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 109 (5.02%) Senior Network Engineer
11 101 (4.65%) IT Engineer
12 96 (4.42%) Architect
13 91 (4.19%) Consultant
13 91 (4.19%) Project Engineer
14 89 (4.10%) IT Support
15 87 (4.01%) Network Analyst
16 78 (3.59%) Network Support
17 70 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
18 68 (3.13%) Service Analyst
19 65 (2.99%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (2.58%) LAMP
2 50 (2.30%) .NET
3 45 (2.07%) Java EE
3 45 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
4 43 (1.98%) SOAP
4 43 (1.98%) STL
5 42 (1.93%) REST
6 40 (1.84%) .NET Framework
6 40 (1.84%) ASP.NET
6 40 (1.84%) Django
6 40 (1.84%) Node.js
6 40 (1.84%) Spring MVC
7 17 (0.78%) 802.1X
8 15 (0.69%) Flash
9 13 (0.60%) Web Services
10 12 (0.55%) LDAP
11 10 (0.46%) XMPP
12 8 (0.37%) HTML
13 5 (0.23%) JSON
13 5 (0.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 457 (21.04%) Data Centre
2 153 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 95 (4.37%) Computer Science
5 73 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 72 (3.31%) Driving Licence
7 45 (2.07%) NHS
8 37 (1.70%) Public Cloud
9 30 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
10 28 (1.29%) Fintech
11 27 (1.24%) Cybercrime
11 27 (1.24%) Private Cloud
12 26 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
12 26 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
13 24 (1.10%) EMC VMAX
14 22 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (0.92%) Clustering
16 19 (0.87%) BBC
16 19 (0.87%) Cyberattack
16 19 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 754 (34.71%) Windows
2 437 (20.12%) Linux
3 389 (17.91%) Windows Server
4 183 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 136 (6.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (4.01%) Unix
7 77 (3.55%) Windows 7
8 62 (2.85%) Android
8 62 (2.85%) Mac OS X
9 53 (2.44%) Windows 10
10 43 (1.98%) Apple iOS
11 38 (1.75%) Windows 8
12 37 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 36 (1.66%) CentOS
14 32 (1.47%) Windows XP
15 31 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (0.87%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.60%) FreeBSD
18 11 (0.51%) AIX
18 11 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (24.82%) ITIL
2 272 (12.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 240 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
4 187 (8.61%) Cybersecurity
5 180 (8.29%) Network Management
6 159 (7.32%) Network Design
7 153 (7.04%) Incident Management
8 144 (6.63%) Presales
9 138 (6.35%) Load Balancing
10 130 (5.99%) Information Security
11 127 (5.85%) Service Management
12 126 (5.80%) Service Delivery
13 115 (5.29%) Network Monitoring
14 114 (5.25%) Change Management
15 111 (5.11%) Problem Management
16 108 (4.97%) Root Cause Analysis
17 107 (4.93%) Agile Software Development
18 105 (4.83%) Kalman Filter
19 97 (4.47%) Migration
20 95 (4.37%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 144 (6.63%) Python
2 122 (5.62%) PowerShell
3 116 (5.34%) C
4 103 (4.74%) SQL
5 90 (4.14%) Bash Shell
6 74 (3.41%) C#
7 60 (2.76%) PHP
8 56 (2.58%) Java
9 55 (2.53%) JavaScript
10 49 (2.26%) C++
11 43 (1.98%) Objective-C
12 37 (1.70%) Perl
13 31 (1.43%) VBA
14 13 (0.60%) VBScript
15 12 (0.55%) Korn
16 10 (0.46%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.37%) R
17 8 (0.37%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.32%) VB
19 5 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2,172 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 979 (45.07%) CCNP
3 448 (20.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 347 (15.98%) MCSE
5 294 (13.54%) Degree
6 234 (10.77%) Security Cleared
7 183 (8.43%) CISSP
8 170 (7.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 160 (7.37%) MCSA
10 153 (7.04%) CCIE
11 138 (6.35%) Network+ Certification
12 117 (5.39%) DV Cleared
13 108 (4.97%) MCP
14 95 (4.37%) SC Cleared
15 92 (4.24%) SANS
16 83 (3.82%) CompTIA Security+
16 83 (3.82%) SSCP
17 75 (3.45%) GIAC
18 73 (3.36%) JNCIA
19 63 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (11.23%) SLA
2 66 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (2.07%) PCI DSS
4 34 (1.57%) GDPR
5 32 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (0.78%) PMO
7 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.32%) COBIT
8 7 (0.32%) QA
9 6 (0.28%) GPG13
10 4 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.092%) COSO
11 2 (0.092%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.046%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.046%) GCP
12 1 (0.046%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.046%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 442 (20.35%) Active Directory
2 425 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (8.84%) Hyper-V
4 106 (4.88%) vSphere
5 97 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (2.62%) Docker
6 57 (2.62%) XenApp
7 34 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (1.24%) VMware Server
9 25 (1.15%) ProxySG
10 23 (1.06%) Terminal Services
11 20 (0.92%) XenDesktop
12 19 (0.87%) VMware NSX
13 18 (0.83%) NFS
13 18 (0.83%) vCloud
14 17 (0.78%) Samba
15 15 (0.69%) Firmware
15 15 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
17 7 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 119 (5.48%) Cisco Prime
2 106 (4.88%) Nagios
3 92 (4.24%) Cisco CUCM
4 86 (3.96%) Puppet
5 72 (3.31%) SCCM
6 49 (2.26%) Stealthwatch
7 41 (1.89%) Salt
8 39 (1.80%) Ansible
9 32 (1.47%) vCenter Server
10 27 (1.24%) QRadar
11 25 (1.15%) FortiGate
12 23 (1.06%) SCOM
13 22 (1.01%) Cacti
14 21 (0.97%) WSUS
15 20 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
16 18 (0.83%) ZABBIX
17 17 (0.78%) Cisco LMS
17 17 (0.78%) Opsview
18 14 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 13 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1,536 (70.72%) Cisco
2 649 (29.88%) VMware
3 576 (26.52%) Microsoft
4 317 (14.59%) F5
5 278 (12.80%) Juniper
6 249 (11.46%) SolarWinds
7 246 (11.33%) CheckPoint
8 208 (9.58%) HP
9 168 (7.73%) Citrix
10 160 (7.37%) Meraki
11 144 (6.63%) Dell
12 132 (6.08%) Palo Alto
13 130 (5.99%) NetApp
14 124 (5.71%) EMC
15 97 (4.47%) Fortinet
16 83 (3.82%) Splunk
17 65 (2.99%) Avaya
18 58 (2.67%) Red Hat
19 57 (2.62%) Huawei
20 56 (2.58%) Blue Coat