Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 273 242
Rank change year-on-year +86 -31 -56
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2,665 2,058 2,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 1.26% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.44% 5.31% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,030 1,650 2,375
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,225 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,132 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.90% -4.67% +6.67%

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 31,584 38,793 42,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.06% 23.72% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23,072 28,759 32,642
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 October 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 21 October 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 +96 2,553 £42,500 +6.25% 310
UK excluding London +95 1,994 £40,000 +4.90% 245
North of England +160 836 £40,000 +3.90% 53
Yorkshire +182 654 £40,000 +6.67% 10
London +59 618 £50,000 +5.26% 77
South East +66 539 £50,000 +25.00% 96
East of England +34 215 £35,000 -2.78% 22
Midlands +39 191 £41,000 +14.69% 39
North West +25 164 £42,500 +6.25% 36
South West -6 151 £41,000 +7.89% 23
West Midlands +63 124 £42,500 - 22
East Midlands 0 67 £40,000 +14.29% 17
Scotland -12 28 £32,000 -20.00% 4
Wales +13 19 £29,000 -21.62% 5
North East +24 18 £40,250 +21.51% 7
Northern Ireland -7 8 £37,500 - 3
Isle of Man - 5 £51,000 -
Channel Islands +4 2 £24,500 -16.95%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2,665 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,808 (67.84%) Cisco
3 1,496 (56.14%) CCNP
4 1,405 (52.72%) Firewall
5 1,032 (38.72%) WAN
6 814 (30.54%) MPLS
7 724 (27.17%) Windows
8 715 (26.83%) Microsoft
9 662 (24.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 650 (24.39%) Network Security
11 639 (23.98%) VPN
12 635 (23.83%) LAN
13 609 (22.85%) VMware
14 594 (22.29%) Linux
15 583 (21.88%) BGP
16 558 (20.94%) Active Directory
17 556 (20.86%) DNS
18 535 (20.08%) Data Centre
19 526 (19.74%) ITIL
20 522 (19.59%) MCSE
21 517 (19.40%) Cisco ASA
22 514 (19.29%) Azure
23 513 (19.25%) OSPF
24 432 (16.21%) Palo Alto
25 426 (15.98%) Wireless
26 420 (15.76%) VMware Infrastructure
27 400 (15.01%) Windows Server
28 390 (14.63%) Internet
29 387 (14.52%) Network Design
30 383 (14.37%) Juniper

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
1 130 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 124 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 101 (3.79%) Skype for Business
4 45 (1.69%) IIS
5 40 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (1.50%) OpenStack
6 39 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (1.39%) Apache Spark
7 37 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (0.90%) Confluence
8 24 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (0.41%) Apache
10 9 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.11%) CMS
13 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.11%) nginx
14 2 (0.075%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.075%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 119 (4.47%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 25 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.075%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 514 (19.29%) Azure
2 342 (12.83%) Office 365
3 268 (10.06%) AWS
4 81 (3.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 54 (2.03%) OpenShift
6 41 (1.54%) GCP
7 30 (1.13%) SaaS
8 29 (1.09%) IaaS
9 26 (0.98%) OneDrive
10 25 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.56%) Azure Stack
11 15 (0.56%) G Suite
12 14 (0.53%) PaaS
13 7 (0.26%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.11%) Power Platform
15 2 (0.075%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.075%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.075%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.075%) GitHub
15 2 (0.075%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 1,405 (52.72%) Firewall
2 1,032 (38.72%) WAN
3 814 (30.54%) MPLS
4 650 (24.39%) Network Security
5 639 (23.98%) VPN
6 635 (23.83%) LAN
7 583 (21.88%) BGP
8 556 (20.86%) DNS
9 517 (19.40%) Cisco ASA
10 513 (19.25%) OSPF
11 426 (15.98%) Wireless
12 390 (14.63%) Internet
13 370 (13.88%) TCP/IP
14 362 (13.58%) Cisco Nexus
15 350 (13.13%) IPsec
16 329 (12.35%) Broadband
17 309 (11.59%) ADSL
18 286 (10.73%) DHCP
19 275 (10.32%) NetScaler
20 261 (9.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 42 (1.58%) Big Data
3 8 (0.30%) MySQL
3 8 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.15%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.11%) Power BI
8 2 (0.075%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.075%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.075%) MS Access
8 2 (0.075%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.075%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.038%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.038%) GIS
9 1 (0.038%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (2.25%) JIRA
2 44 (1.65%) Git (software)
3 36 (1.35%) Bitbucket
3 36 (1.35%) git-flow
4 27 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 18 (0.68%) TestRail
5 18 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.56%) Zephyr
7 13 (0.49%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.23%) Fiddler
9 4 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.11%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.11%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.11%) JUnit
10 3 (0.11%) Robot Framework
10 3 (0.11%) Subversion
11 2 (0.075%) Ant
11 2 (0.075%) Maven
12 1 (0.038%) GoCD
12 1 (0.038%) MSI
General
1 279 (10.47%) Telecoms
2 277 (10.39%) Finance
3 78 (2.93%) Public Sector
4 63 (2.36%) Retail
5 43 (1.61%) Banking
5 43 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.05%) Aerospace
6 28 (1.05%) Law
7 27 (1.01%) Electronics
8 26 (0.98%) Marketing
9 22 (0.83%) Games
10 20 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 18 (0.68%) French Language
12 16 (0.60%) Advertising
13 15 (0.56%) German Language
13 15 (0.56%) Legal
14 12 (0.45%) Italian Language
15 10 (0.38%) Military
16 7 (0.26%) Automotive
17 6 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,305 (48.97%) Network Engineer
2 381 (14.30%) Cisco Engineer
3 346 (12.98%) Security Engineer
4 334 (12.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 317 (11.89%) Network Security Engineer
6 290 (10.88%) Analyst
7 219 (8.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 216 (8.11%) Support Engineer
9 190 (7.13%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 189 (7.09%) Consultant
11 165 (6.19%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 165 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 162 (6.08%) Support Analyst
13 152 (5.70%) Technical Support
14 127 (4.77%) Architect
15 121 (4.54%) Project Engineer
16 118 (4.43%) Technical Analyst
17 115 (4.32%) Technical Support Analyst
18 114 (4.28%) IT Engineer
18 114 (4.28%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (1.76%) .NET
2 42 (1.58%) 802.1X
3 41 (1.54%) ASP.NET
4 38 (1.43%) REST
5 36 (1.35%) AngularJS
5 36 (1.35%) GraphQL
5 36 (1.35%) Kafka
5 36 (1.35%) Node.js
5 36 (1.35%) React
5 36 (1.35%) Spring
5 36 (1.35%) Spring MVC
5 36 (1.35%) Vue.js
6 29 (1.09%) Web Services
7 17 (0.64%) XMPP
8 12 (0.45%) Flash
9 9 (0.34%) LDAP
10 6 (0.23%) Django
11 5 (0.19%) ADSI
11 5 (0.19%) JSON
11 5 (0.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 535 (20.08%) Data Centre
2 305 (11.44%) Management Information System
3 198 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
5 76 (2.85%) Driving Licence
6 63 (2.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 46 (1.73%) Public Cloud
8 31 (1.16%) User Experience
9 23 (0.86%) Replication
10 22 (0.83%) PKI
10 22 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
11 21 (0.79%) Clustering
12 20 (0.75%) Cybercrime
13 18 (0.68%) Virtual Team
14 17 (0.64%) BBC
14 17 (0.64%) CMDB
14 17 (0.64%) Cyberattack
14 17 (0.64%) Private Cloud
15 15 (0.56%) CCTV
15 15 (0.56%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 724 (27.17%) Windows
2 594 (22.29%) Linux
3 400 (15.01%) Windows Server
4 351 (13.17%) Unix
5 173 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 171 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 135 (5.07%) Windows 10
8 103 (3.86%) Windows 7
9 47 (1.76%) Windows 8
10 43 (1.61%) Android
11 40 (1.50%) Apple iOS
11 40 (1.50%) Mac OS
12 35 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (1.16%) Mac OS X
14 25 (0.94%) CentOS
15 24 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (0.64%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.53%) CatOS
18 13 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
18 13 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (19.74%) ITIL
2 387 (14.52%) Network Design
3 356 (13.36%) Network Management
4 328 (12.31%) Service Delivery
5 298 (11.18%) Presales
6 291 (10.92%) Change Control
7 267 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
8 232 (8.71%) Product Management
9 217 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 216 (8.11%) Validation
11 175 (6.57%) Network Monitoring
12 167 (6.27%) Cybersecurity
13 144 (5.40%) Project Delivery
14 137 (5.14%) Load Balancing
15 125 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
15 125 (4.69%) Service Management
16 124 (4.65%) Configuration Management
16 124 (4.65%) Information Security
17 123 (4.62%) Project Management
18 118 (4.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 301 (11.29%) Python
2 242 (9.08%) Bash Shell
3 228 (8.56%) Perl
4 170 (6.38%) SQL
5 122 (4.58%) PowerShell
6 96 (3.60%) C
7 28 (1.05%) C#
7 28 (1.05%) PHP
8 27 (1.01%) C++
9 25 (0.94%) JavaScript
10 16 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 13 (0.49%) Java
12 12 (0.45%) Ruby
13 6 (0.23%) Ada
14 4 (0.15%) VBScript
15 3 (0.11%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.038%) Tcl
16 1 (0.038%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,665 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,496 (56.14%) CCNP
3 662 (24.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 522 (19.59%) MCSE
5 266 (9.98%) Degree
6 247 (9.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 215 (8.07%) MCSA
8 179 (6.72%) Security Cleared
9 148 (5.55%) JNCIA
10 139 (5.22%) CCIE
11 134 (5.03%) MCITP
12 126 (4.73%) CCSA
13 113 (4.24%) SC Cleared
14 108 (4.05%) CISSP
15 98 (3.68%) MCP
16 80 (3.00%) Network+ Certification
17 79 (2.96%) JNCIS
18 71 (2.66%) CCDP
19 63 (2.36%) SANS
20 58 (2.18%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 364 (13.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 297 (11.14%) ISO 9001
3 134 (5.03%) SLA
4 41 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 27 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 22 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 21 (0.79%) PMO
8 18 (0.68%) GDPR
9 11 (0.41%) NIST
10 8 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 8 (0.30%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.19%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.15%) RMADS
12 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.11%) NCSC
14 1 (0.038%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 558 (20.94%) Active Directory
2 420 (15.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (7.09%) Hyper-V
4 174 (6.53%) vCloud
5 90 (3.38%) XenApp
6 65 (2.44%) XenDesktop
7 56 (2.10%) Docker
7 56 (2.10%) vSphere
8 46 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (1.35%) VMware NSX
10 29 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
11 28 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
12 23 (0.86%) Firmware
13 21 (0.79%) NFS
14 15 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.34%) BitLocker
16 9 (0.34%) VirtualBox
17 8 (0.30%) Terminal Services
18 6 (0.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 289 (10.84%) FortiGate
2 229 (8.59%) Nagios
3 117 (4.39%) SCCM
4 100 (3.75%) Cisco CUCM
5 54 (2.03%) Kubernetes
6 39 (1.46%) Ansible
7 35 (1.31%) SCOM
8 28 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
9 26 (0.98%) Puppet
10 25 (0.94%) Nessus
11 23 (0.86%) Stealthwatch
11 23 (0.86%) WSUS
12 22 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
12 22 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
13 21 (0.79%) Backup Exec
14 19 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
15 16 (0.60%) SCOrch
16 15 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 15 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
17 14 (0.53%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1,808 (67.84%) Cisco
2 715 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 609 (22.85%) VMware
4 432 (16.21%) Palo Alto
5 383 (14.37%) Juniper
6 365 (13.70%) Fortinet
7 333 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 329 (12.35%) Citrix
9 201 (7.54%) Meraki
10 199 (7.47%) HP
11 174 (6.53%) F5
12 138 (5.18%) Aruba
13 117 (4.39%) NetApp
13 117 (4.39%) SolarWinds
14 109 (4.09%) Dell
15 78 (2.93%) Polycom
16 71 (2.66%) Avaya
17 65 (2.44%) Mitel
18 62 (2.33%) Google
19 61 (2.29%) Nimble Storage