Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 259 225
Rank change year-on-year +81 -34 -41
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2,806 2,240 2,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 1.30% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.93% 5.48% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,149 1,839 2,459
UK median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
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 35,399 40,863 42,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.65% 23.78% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25,381 30,846 33,555
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,898 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.23% +5.64% -

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 16 June 2019.

Salary histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 18 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 16 June 2019. 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 +94 2,697 £42,500 - 87
UK excluding London +97 2,089 £40,000 - 67
North of England +171 997 £37,500 - 20
Yorkshire +181 801 £32,500 -13.33% 5
London +40 683 £55,000 +13.99% 23
South East +16 442 £45,000 - 19
Midlands +46 215 £40,000 - 7
East of England +79 197 £36,500 -17.05% 12
West Midlands +89 168 £41,500 -7.78% 5
North West +13 166 £42,000 +12.00% 10
South West -13 162 £44,500 +11.25% 6
East Midlands -30 47 £40,000 - 2
Scotland -40 38 £30,000 -25.00% 3
North East +29 30 £38,000 +6.29% 5
Wales +13 17 £31,000 +3.33%
Isle of Man - 10 £46,750 -
Channel Islands +12 6 £30,000 +1.69%
Northern Ireland -25 6 £38,750 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 2,806 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2,028 (72.27%) Cisco
3 1,568 (55.88%) CCNP
4 1,470 (52.39%) Firewall
5 1,079 (38.45%) WAN
6 769 (27.41%) MPLS
7 706 (25.16%) VMware
8 696 (24.80%) Windows
9 693 (24.70%) Microsoft
10 691 (24.63%) Network Security
11 656 (23.38%) VPN
12 638 (22.74%) Microsoft Certification
13 612 (21.81%) BGP
14 603 (21.49%) Cisco ASA
15 596 (21.24%) Linux
16 592 (21.10%) ITIL
17 573 (20.42%) Active Directory
18 567 (20.21%) LAN
19 562 (20.03%) OSPF
20 544 (19.39%) DNS
21 511 (18.21%) Wireless
22 505 (18.00%) Data Centre
23 495 (17.64%) Palo Alto
24 470 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
24 470 (16.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 459 (16.36%) MCSE
26 454 (16.18%) Cisco Nexus
27 430 (15.32%) Windows Server
28 413 (14.72%) Broadband
29 402 (14.33%) Fortinet

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
1 184 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 88 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 84 (2.99%) Skype for Business
4 73 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (1.46%) IIS
6 40 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (1.00%) Confluence
8 27 (0.96%) OpenStack
9 26 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
10 23 (0.82%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.46%) Apache
12 12 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.18%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.11%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.071%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.071%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 117 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.071%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 2 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.036%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 366 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 308 (10.98%) Office 365
3 211 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (1.35%) OpenShift
5 34 (1.21%) OneDrive
6 33 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (0.86%) Azure Stack
9 22 (0.78%) SaaS
10 14 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (0.46%) IaaS
12 12 (0.43%) Power Platform
13 9 (0.32%) G Suite
14 8 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.25%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.21%) GitHub
16 6 (0.21%) Mimecast
17 5 (0.18%) PaaS
18 4 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
19 3 (0.11%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1,470 (52.39%) Firewall
2 1,079 (38.45%) WAN
3 769 (27.41%) MPLS
4 691 (24.63%) Network Security
5 656 (23.38%) VPN
6 612 (21.81%) BGP
7 603 (21.49%) Cisco ASA
8 567 (20.21%) LAN
9 562 (20.03%) OSPF
10 544 (19.39%) DNS
11 511 (18.21%) Wireless
12 454 (16.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 413 (14.72%) Broadband
14 388 (13.83%) VoIP
15 386 (13.76%) IPsec
16 370 (13.19%) ADSL
17 334 (11.90%) NetScaler
18 295 (10.51%) Internet
19 278 (9.91%) TCP/IP
20 259 (9.23%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.07%) Big Data
3 27 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (0.57%) MySQL
5 12 (0.43%) Power BI
6 10 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.18%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.14%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.14%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.11%) Informix
10 3 (0.11%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.071%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.071%) MS Access
11 2 (0.071%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.071%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (2.03%) JIRA
2 32 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 25 (0.89%) Visual Studio
4 24 (0.86%) Bitbucket
4 24 (0.86%) git-flow
4 24 (0.86%) TestRail
4 24 (0.86%) Zephyr
5 19 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 13 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.21%) Ant
7 6 (0.21%) Maven
7 6 (0.21%) Redmine
8 4 (0.14%) JUnit
8 4 (0.14%) Subversion
9 3 (0.11%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.036%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.036%) GoCD
10 1 (0.036%) Hudson
10 1 (0.036%) Selenium
10 1 (0.036%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 272 (9.69%) Finance
2 228 (8.13%) Telecoms
3 80 (2.85%) Retail
4 65 (2.32%) Banking
5 55 (1.96%) Law
6 50 (1.78%) Legal
7 39 (1.39%) Advertising
8 31 (1.10%) Marketing
9 25 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.71%) Games
11 15 (0.53%) Billing
12 14 (0.50%) German Language
13 13 (0.46%) Aerospace
13 13 (0.46%) French Language
14 12 (0.43%) Electronics
14 12 (0.43%) Italian Language
15 11 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.32%) Front Office
17 7 (0.25%) Automotive
17 7 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,276 (45.47%) Network Engineer
2 407 (14.50%) Analyst
3 361 (12.87%) Cisco Engineer
4 295 (10.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 293 (10.44%) Security Engineer
6 254 (9.05%) Network Security Engineer
7 233 (8.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 226 (8.05%) Support Analyst
9 202 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 198 (7.06%) Support Engineer
11 195 (6.95%) Technical Support
12 177 (6.31%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 177 (6.31%) Consultant
13 173 (6.17%) Technical Analyst
14 168 (5.99%) Technical Support Analyst
15 154 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
16 133 (4.74%) Project Engineer
17 125 (4.45%) Cisco Security Engineer
18 121 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
19 108 (3.85%) 2nd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.14%) .NET
1 32 (1.14%) Web Services
2 29 (1.03%) 802.1X
2 29 (1.03%) ASP.NET
3 26 (0.93%) Spring
4 25 (0.89%) REST
5 24 (0.86%) Node.js
5 24 (0.86%) Spring MVC
6 23 (0.82%) AngularJS
6 23 (0.82%) GraphQL
6 23 (0.82%) Kafka
6 23 (0.82%) React
6 23 (0.82%) Vue.js
7 17 (0.61%) SailPoint
8 14 (0.50%) XMPP
9 9 (0.32%) Flash
10 8 (0.29%) Apache Flex
11 6 (0.21%) CSS
11 6 (0.21%) JSON
11 6 (0.21%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 505 (18.00%) Data Centre
2 367 (13.08%) Management Information System
3 156 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
5 77 (2.74%) Driving Licence
6 48 (1.71%) Security Operations Centre
7 42 (1.50%) Public Cloud
8 38 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 38 (1.35%) Replication
9 37 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 31 (1.10%) e-Learning
11 25 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
12 23 (0.82%) Clustering
12 23 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
13 21 (0.75%) User Experience
14 19 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
15 18 (0.64%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 17 (0.61%) Handset
17 14 (0.50%) CMDB
17 14 (0.50%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 696 (24.80%) Windows
2 596 (21.24%) Linux
3 430 (15.32%) Windows Server
4 362 (12.90%) Unix
5 191 (6.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 136 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 99 (3.53%) Windows 7
8 97 (3.46%) Windows 10
9 47 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 44 (1.57%) Mac OS
11 35 (1.25%) Android
12 31 (1.10%) CentOS
13 29 (1.03%) Apple iOS
14 28 (1.00%) Windows 8
15 20 (0.71%) Windows XP
16 15 (0.53%) AIX
17 12 (0.43%) CatOS
17 12 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (0.39%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (21.10%) ITIL
2 401 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 392 (13.97%) Network Design
4 354 (12.62%) Network Management
5 334 (11.90%) Presales
6 320 (11.40%) Change Control
7 268 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
8 265 (9.44%) Product Management
9 261 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 198 (7.06%) Validation
11 191 (6.81%) Cybersecurity
12 178 (6.34%) Network Monitoring
13 166 (5.92%) Load Balancing
14 152 (5.42%) Change Management
15 144 (5.13%) Information Security
16 137 (4.88%) Incident Management
17 133 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
17 133 (4.74%) Project Management
18 126 (4.49%) Service Management
19 124 (4.42%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 335 (11.94%) Python
2 285 (10.16%) Bash Shell
3 267 (9.52%) Perl
4 128 (4.56%) PowerShell
5 125 (4.45%) SQL
6 70 (2.49%) C
7 39 (1.39%) PHP
8 37 (1.32%) JavaScript
9 34 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 28 (1.00%) Java
11 25 (0.89%) C++
12 19 (0.68%) VBScript
13 12 (0.43%) C#
14 4 (0.14%) VB
15 3 (0.11%) Korn
16 2 (0.071%) Tcl
17 1 (0.036%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.036%) Ruby
17 1 (0.036%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2,806 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,568 (55.88%) CCNP
3 638 (22.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 459 (16.36%) MCSE
5 314 (11.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 265 (9.44%) Degree
7 239 (8.52%) Security Cleared
8 229 (8.16%) CCIE
9 199 (7.09%) MCSA
10 167 (5.95%) MCITP
11 142 (5.06%) MCP
12 140 (4.99%) CISSP
13 136 (4.85%) SC Cleared
14 124 (4.42%) JNCIA
15 91 (3.24%) CCSA
16 78 (2.78%) GIAC
17 75 (2.67%) CEH
17 75 (2.67%) Network+ Certification
18 71 (2.53%) CCDP
19 67 (2.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 470 (16.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 353 (12.58%) ISO 9001
3 160 (5.70%) SLA
4 44 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 36 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 29 (1.03%) PMO
7 28 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 20 (0.71%) NIST
9 17 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 17 (0.61%) GDPR
10 15 (0.53%) ISO 22301
10 15 (0.53%) NIST 800
11 10 (0.36%) QA
12 9 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.11%) NCSC
14 3 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 573 (20.42%) Active Directory
2 470 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 161 (5.74%) vCloud
5 76 (2.71%) XenApp
6 65 (2.32%) vSphere
7 54 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 50 (1.78%) XenDesktop
9 46 (1.64%) Docker
10 32 (1.14%) VMware NSX
11 24 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (0.75%) Firmware
13 19 (0.68%) NFS
13 19 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.25%) Samba
17 6 (0.21%) Terminal Services
18 5 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 298 (10.62%) FortiGate
2 297 (10.58%) Nagios
3 121 (4.31%) SCCM
4 98 (3.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 48 (1.71%) Stealthwatch
6 45 (1.60%) SCOM
7 43 (1.53%) Kubernetes
8 39 (1.39%) Puppet
9 38 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
10 33 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
10 33 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 33 (1.18%) WSUS
11 31 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
12 27 (0.96%) Ansible
13 26 (0.93%) AirWatch
14 25 (0.89%) Backup Exec
15 24 (0.86%) SCOrch
16 23 (0.82%) Nessus
17 22 (0.78%) vCenter Server
18 20 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2,028 (72.27%) Cisco
2 706 (25.16%) VMware
3 693 (24.70%) Microsoft
4 495 (17.64%) Palo Alto
5 402 (14.33%) Fortinet
6 365 (13.01%) CheckPoint
7 338 (12.05%) Juniper
8 336 (11.97%) Citrix
9 233 (8.30%) Meraki
10 172 (6.13%) HP
11 168 (5.99%) F5
12 141 (5.02%) SolarWinds
13 140 (4.99%) Aruba
14 118 (4.21%) NetApp
15 117 (4.17%) Polycom
16 91 (3.24%) Avaya
17 85 (3.03%) Dell
18 66 (2.35%) Huawei
18 66 (2.35%) Mitel
19 58 (2.07%) Veeam