Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 177 196
Rank change year-on-year -60 +19 -2
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2,486 3,376 3,715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.92% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.15% 7.47% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2,162 2,891 3,230
UK median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,625 £38,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +4.28% -2.56% +4.00%

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 40,452 45,204 57,736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.53% 25.69% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31,402 35,912 46,212
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 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 -59 2,326 £40,500 +1.25% 259
UK excluding London -61 1,657 £39,625 +4.28% 191
London -23 751 £46,000 -3.16% 78
South East -112 495 £42,500 +6.25% 52
North of England +32 396 £36,000 +0.70% 52
South West -23 248 £38,000 - 20
Midlands -63 245 £37,500 - 37
Yorkshire +51 205 £37,500 +7.14% 24
East of England -1 193 £42,500 +13.33% 20
North West +5 170 £32,500 -14.47% 24
West Midlands -100 124 £37,500 -3.85% 24
East Midlands +6 110 £33,500 +3.08% 13
Wales +41 63 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Scotland -57 46 £40,000 +14.29% 6
North East -25 21 £24,000 -4.00% 4
Northern Ireland -11 10 £31,000 -34.74%

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 2,486 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,730 (69.59%) Cisco
3 1,168 (46.98%) Firewall
4 1,075 (43.24%) CCNP
5 935 (37.61%) Windows
6 799 (32.14%) VMware
7 746 (30.01%) Microsoft
8 720 (28.96%) WAN
9 715 (28.76%) ITIL
10 667 (26.83%) LAN
11 641 (25.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 568 (22.85%) Active Directory
13 510 (20.51%) Windows Server
14 492 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
15 475 (19.11%) MCSE
16 464 (18.66%) Wireless
17 438 (17.62%) Juniper
18 417 (16.77%) DNS
18 417 (16.77%) Data Centre
19 413 (16.61%) Linux
20 384 (15.45%) VPN
21 377 (15.16%) TCP/IP
22 362 (14.56%) VoIP
23 356 (14.32%) Cisco ASA
24 353 (14.20%) Network Security
25 352 (14.16%) MPLS
26 331 (13.31%) F5
27 326 (13.11%) MS Exchange
28 325 (13.07%) DHCP
29 322 (12.95%) CheckPoint

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
1 326 (13.11%) MS Exchange
2 158 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 82 (3.30%) SharePoint
4 79 (3.18%) IIS
5 54 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 43 (1.73%) Skype for Business
7 37 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (1.25%) Apache
9 22 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (0.80%) CMS
11 18 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.48%) SAS
14 9 (0.36%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.32%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.28%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.28%) WordPress
17 5 (0.20%) Joomla!
18 4 (0.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 123 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.040%) HipChat
6 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.20%) Magento
4 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.16%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.040%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 269 (10.82%) Office 365
2 198 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (1.57%) SaaS
5 28 (1.13%) Mimecast
6 25 (1.01%) G Suite
7 23 (0.93%) IaaS
8 19 (0.76%) PaaS
9 15 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.16%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.12%) Route 53
14 2 (0.080%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.080%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.080%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.080%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.040%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 1,168 (46.98%) Firewall
2 720 (28.96%) WAN
3 667 (26.83%) LAN
4 464 (18.66%) Wireless
5 417 (16.77%) DNS
6 384 (15.45%) VPN
7 377 (15.16%) TCP/IP
8 362 (14.56%) VoIP
9 356 (14.32%) Cisco ASA
10 353 (14.20%) Network Security
11 352 (14.16%) MPLS
12 325 (13.07%) DHCP
13 292 (11.75%) OSPF
14 283 (11.38%) VLAN
15 275 (11.06%) BGP
15 275 (11.06%) SAN
16 193 (7.76%) Cisco Nexus
17 158 (6.36%) Internet
18 141 (5.67%) EIGRP
19 132 (5.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 44 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (1.57%) Big Data
4 31 (1.25%) MySQL
4 31 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 29 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (0.36%) Apache Hive
8 9 (0.36%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.080%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.080%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.080%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.080%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.080%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.040%) DTS
12 1 (0.040%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.040%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (1.33%) JIRA
2 22 (0.88%) Metasploit
2 22 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 13 (0.52%) Redmine
4 12 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.44%) Burp Suite
6 10 (0.40%) Bitbucket
6 10 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (0.32%) CodeSonar
7 8 (0.32%) git-flow
7 8 (0.32%) Robot Framework
7 8 (0.32%) Selenium
8 7 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.24%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.080%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.040%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.040%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.040%) Vagrant
General
1 314 (12.63%) Finance
2 184 (7.40%) Telecoms
3 79 (3.18%) Retail
4 57 (2.29%) Banking
5 56 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 50 (2.01%) Law
7 41 (1.65%) Advertising
8 38 (1.53%) Games
9 30 (1.21%) Legal
10 27 (1.09%) Marketing
11 25 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
12 20 (0.80%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.68%) German Language
14 16 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.64%) Italian Language
15 14 (0.56%) Electronics
16 13 (0.52%) Back Office
17 9 (0.36%) Dutch Language
17 9 (0.36%) Military
18 8 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 882 (35.48%) Network Engineer
2 352 (14.16%) Cisco Engineer
3 333 (13.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 295 (11.87%) Support Engineer
5 279 (11.22%) Analyst
6 270 (10.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 207 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 148 (5.95%) Network Support
9 142 (5.71%) IT Engineer
10 131 (5.27%) Consultant
11 111 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support
12 107 (4.30%) Network Analyst
13 106 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
14 104 (4.18%) Support Analyst
15 102 (4.10%) Architect
16 101 (4.06%) Security Engineer
17 99 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
18 97 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
18 97 (3.90%) Network Support Engineer
19 94 (3.78%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.25%) .NET
2 30 (1.21%) Web Services
3 23 (0.93%) 802.1X
4 19 (0.76%) CSS
5 18 (0.72%) HTML
6 17 (0.68%) LAMP
7 14 (0.56%) XMPP
8 13 (0.52%) Entity Framework
8 13 (0.52%) Java EE
8 13 (0.52%) STL
9 12 (0.48%) Ajax
9 12 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (0.48%) jQuery
9 12 (0.48%) WCF
10 11 (0.44%) RFC 2547
11 9 (0.36%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.36%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (0.36%) Node.js
12 8 (0.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 417 (16.77%) Data Centre
2 158 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 124 (4.99%) Driving Licence
4 117 (4.71%) Computer Science
5 68 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 64 (2.57%) Clustering
7 48 (1.93%) Replication
8 40 (1.61%) User Experience
9 30 (1.21%) CESG
10 22 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (0.84%) PKI
12 20 (0.80%) Hedge funds
13 18 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
13 18 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
14 17 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
14 17 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
15 15 (0.60%) iPad
16 13 (0.52%) Fintech
16 13 (0.52%) Public Cloud
17 12 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 935 (37.61%) Windows
2 510 (20.51%) Windows Server
3 413 (16.61%) Linux
4 277 (11.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 212 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 118 (4.75%) Unix
7 94 (3.78%) Windows 7
8 82 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 81 (3.26%) Windows 10
10 69 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 52 (2.09%) Windows 8
12 44 (1.77%) Windows XP
13 38 (1.53%) CentOS
14 35 (1.41%) Debian
15 29 (1.17%) Mac OS X
16 26 (1.05%) Ubuntu
17 25 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
18 23 (0.93%) Kali Linux
19 17 (0.68%) SUSE
20 15 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 715 (28.76%) ITIL
2 191 (7.68%) Load Balancing
3 170 (6.84%) Network Monitoring
4 151 (6.07%) Network Design
5 143 (5.75%) Change Management
6 142 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 137 (5.51%) Presales
8 134 (5.39%) Service Management
9 132 (5.31%) Problem Management
10 130 (5.23%) Service Delivery
11 128 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
12 125 (5.03%) High Availability
13 122 (4.91%) SIEM
14 119 (4.79%) Project Management
15 114 (4.59%) Network Management
16 111 (4.47%) Information Security
17 100 (4.02%) Change Control
18 99 (3.98%) Mentoring
19 95 (3.82%) PRINCE2
20 92 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 171 (6.88%) SQL
2 120 (4.83%) PowerShell
3 73 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 72 (2.90%) Python
5 46 (1.85%) C
6 38 (1.53%) C#
7 37 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 34 (1.37%) Perl
9 30 (1.21%) VBScript
10 28 (1.13%) PHP
11 26 (1.05%) Shell Script
12 22 (0.88%) Java
13 19 (0.76%) Korn
14 17 (0.68%) C++
15 13 (0.52%) Objective-C
15 13 (0.52%) VB
16 12 (0.48%) Erlang
17 11 (0.44%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.36%) Ruby
19 6 (0.24%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 2,486 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,075 (43.24%) CCNP
3 641 (25.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 475 (19.11%) MCSE
5 274 (11.02%) MCSA
6 268 (10.78%) Degree
7 254 (10.22%) CCIE
8 194 (7.80%) Security Cleared
9 187 (7.52%) CISSP
9 187 (7.52%) MCP
10 132 (5.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 130 (5.23%) SC Cleared
12 109 (4.38%) MCITP
13 85 (3.42%) CCSA
13 85 (3.42%) DV Cleared
14 84 (3.38%) CCDA
15 82 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
16 75 (3.02%) JNCIA
17 72 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
18 67 (2.70%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (10.58%) SLA
2 94 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (2.21%) PCI DSS
4 28 (1.13%) PMO
5 22 (0.88%) GDPR
6 17 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (0.48%) COBIT
8 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.24%) QA
10 4 (0.16%) FIPS 140-2
11 3 (0.12%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.080%) RMADS
13 1 (0.040%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.040%) GCP
13 1 (0.040%) GPG13
13 1 (0.040%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.040%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.040%) NIST 800
System Software
1 568 (22.85%) Active Directory
2 492 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 304 (12.23%) Hyper-V
4 121 (4.87%) vSphere
5 79 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (2.01%) XenApp
7 32 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
9 23 (0.93%) VMware NSX
10 19 (0.76%) Terminal Services
11 17 (0.68%) Firmware
11 17 (0.68%) XenDesktop
12 15 (0.60%) Docker
13 13 (0.52%) NFS
13 13 (0.52%) Samba
13 13 (0.52%) XenServer
14 12 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (0.44%) Snort
16 8 (0.32%) vCloud
17 5 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (3.54%) SCCM
2 82 (3.30%) Nagios
3 65 (2.61%) Puppet
4 60 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 44 (1.77%) vCenter Server
6 41 (1.65%) Ansible
7 40 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
8 38 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 35 (1.41%) FortiGate
10 28 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
11 27 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
12 24 (0.97%) SCOM
13 23 (0.93%) Backup Exec
14 22 (0.88%) Cisco LMS
14 22 (0.88%) Opsview
15 21 (0.84%) Cisco UCCE
15 21 (0.84%) Nessus
16 20 (0.80%) Salt
16 20 (0.80%) ZABBIX
17 17 (0.68%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 1,730 (69.59%) Cisco
2 799 (32.14%) VMware
3 746 (30.01%) Microsoft
4 438 (17.62%) Juniper
5 331 (13.31%) F5
6 322 (12.95%) CheckPoint
7 230 (9.25%) Citrix
8 189 (7.60%) HP
9 187 (7.52%) Palo Alto
10 163 (6.56%) SolarWinds
11 117 (4.71%) NetApp
12 113 (4.55%) Dell
13 107 (4.30%) Red Hat
14 106 (4.26%) Avaya
15 88 (3.54%) Meraki
16 68 (2.74%) Fortinet
17 67 (2.70%) Brocade
17 67 (2.70%) EMC
18 51 (2.05%) SonicWALL
19 50 (2.01%) Splunk