Period
to 8 July 2020

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 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 236 173 268
Rank change year-on-year -63 +95 -34
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 1,085 3,001 2,287
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 2.03% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.33% 8.34% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 891 2,406 1,954
Median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,500 £23,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 17,129 35,965 42,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.72% 24.31% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 12,498 26,040 31,746
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,529
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.06% +4.77%

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCNA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CCNA.

Salary trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

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 8 July 2020. 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 -70 1,022 £47,000 +10.59% 90
UK excluding London -87 665 £42,500 +6.25% 69
London +28 407 £57,500 +4.55% 25
South East +16 204 £45,000 - 13
North of England -115 186 £40,000 +3.90% 19
North West +40 90 £42,500 +0.59% 8
Midlands +9 89 £42,500 - 13
East of England -14 72 £45,000 +12.50%
South West -7 67 £37,500 -14.77% 20
Yorkshire -117 60 £42,500 +13.33% 9
Work from Home -15 50 £50,000 -9.09% 6
West Midlands -16 46 £42,500 - 10
East Midlands +59 43 £42,750 +6.88% 3
North East +32 36 £37,500 -1.32% 2
Scotland +76 31 £50,000 +66.67% 1
Wales +17 17 £42,500 +37.10% 3

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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 1,085 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 685 (63.13%) Cisco
3 495 (45.62%) CCNP
3 495 (45.62%) Firewall
4 354 (32.63%) WAN
5 338 (31.15%) Microsoft
6 327 (30.14%) LAN
7 283 (26.08%) Windows
8 275 (25.35%) VMware
9 270 (24.88%) Azure
10 251 (23.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 215 (19.82%) Office 365
12 196 (18.06%) VPN
13 193 (17.79%) MCSE
14 191 (17.60%) Active Directory
15 190 (17.51%) ITIL
16 186 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
17 180 (16.59%) MPLS
18 173 (15.94%) BGP
18 173 (15.94%) Wireless
19 166 (15.30%) Data Centre
20 164 (15.12%) Windows Server
21 161 (14.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 150 (13.82%) Linux
23 148 (13.64%) Juniper
23 148 (13.64%) Network Security
24 147 (13.55%) Information Security
25 133 (12.26%) TCP/IP
26 131 (12.07%) VoIP
27 130 (11.98%) AWS

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 40 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
1 40 (3.69%) MS Exchange
2 38 (3.50%) Skype for Business
3 30 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 26 (2.40%) IIS
5 17 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.20%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.37%) CMS
8 3 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.18%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.18%) WordPress
10 1 (0.092%) Apache
10 1 (0.092%) Drupal
10 1 (0.092%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.092%) nginx
10 1 (0.092%) SAS
10 1 (0.092%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 70 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) Gephi
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 270 (24.88%) Azure
2 215 (19.82%) Office 365
3 130 (11.98%) AWS
4 35 (3.23%) PaaS
5 33 (3.04%) IaaS
6 24 (2.21%) SaaS
7 23 (2.12%) GCP
8 17 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.01%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.74%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.65%) G Suite
13 6 (0.55%) GitHub
13 6 (0.55%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 2 (0.18%) Route 53
15 2 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 495 (45.62%) Firewall
2 354 (32.63%) WAN
3 327 (30.14%) LAN
4 196 (18.06%) VPN
5 180 (16.59%) MPLS
6 173 (15.94%) BGP
6 173 (15.94%) Wireless
7 148 (13.64%) Network Security
8 133 (12.26%) TCP/IP
9 131 (12.07%) VoIP
10 129 (11.89%) OSPF
10 129 (11.89%) VLAN
11 119 (10.97%) Cisco ASA
12 104 (9.59%) DNS
13 89 (8.20%) Internet
14 85 (7.83%) Wi-Fi
15 74 (6.82%) DHCP
16 57 (5.25%) SAN
17 55 (5.07%) Cisco Nexus
18 50 (4.61%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.03%) Big Data
3 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.18%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.18%) Impala
7 1 (0.092%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.092%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.092%) KDB
7 1 (0.092%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.092%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.092%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.092%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.092%) Power BI
7 1 (0.092%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.092%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.83%) JIRA
4 7 (0.65%) Metasploit
5 6 (0.55%) Selenium
6 5 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.37%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.28%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.28%) git-flow
9 2 (0.18%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.18%) WebScarab
10 1 (0.092%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.092%) MSI
10 1 (0.092%) Redmine
10 1 (0.092%) Subversion
10 1 (0.092%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.092%) TestLink
General
1 122 (11.24%) Finance
2 76 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 36 (3.32%) Law
4 26 (2.40%) Legal
4 26 (2.40%) Retail
5 25 (2.30%) Public Sector
6 24 (2.21%) Banking
7 21 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.57%) Back Office
9 10 (0.92%) Advertising
9 10 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.92%) Japanese Language
10 7 (0.65%) Local Government
11 5 (0.46%) French Language
11 5 (0.46%) Games
11 5 (0.46%) German Language
11 5 (0.46%) Military
12 3 (0.28%) Korean Language
12 3 (0.28%) Publishing
12 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 410 (37.79%) Network Engineer
2 125 (11.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 107 (9.86%) Support Engineer
4 87 (8.02%) Consultant
5 72 (6.64%) Cisco Engineer
6 60 (5.53%) Architect
7 58 (5.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 57 (5.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 54 (4.98%) Analyst
10 53 (4.88%) IT Engineer
11 52 (4.79%) Security Engineer
12 51 (4.70%) Senior Network Engineer
13 41 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support
14 40 (3.69%) NOC Engineer
15 38 (3.50%) IT Support
16 37 (3.41%) Network Security Engineer
17 35 (3.23%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
18 34 (3.13%) Administrator
19 33 (3.04%) Network Support
19 33 (3.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (6.18%) OAuth
1 67 (6.18%) OpenID
1 67 (6.18%) SAML
2 45 (4.15%) SailPoint
3 21 (1.94%) 802.1X
4 7 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (0.65%) Web Services
5 5 (0.46%) XMPP
6 4 (0.37%) COM
7 3 (0.28%) CSS
7 3 (0.28%) Kafka
8 2 (0.18%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.18%) REST
9 1 (0.092%) GraphQL
9 1 (0.092%) Itk
9 1 (0.092%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.092%) Node.js
9 1 (0.092%) React
9 1 (0.092%) Vue.js
9 1 (0.092%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 166 (15.30%) Data Centre
2 65 (5.99%) Self-Motivation
3 60 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (2.95%) Driving Licence
4 32 (2.95%) Private Cloud
5 31 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.40%) Public Cloud
7 25 (2.30%) Cybercrime
8 19 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 15 (1.38%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.29%) Replication
11 13 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
13 11 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.92%) Handset
15 8 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (0.55%) Life Science
17 5 (0.46%) iPhone
17 5 (0.46%) NHS
17 5 (0.46%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 283 (26.08%) Windows
2 164 (15.12%) Windows Server
3 150 (13.82%) Linux
4 62 (5.71%) Windows 10
5 40 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (2.95%) Unix
7 31 (2.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 22 (2.03%) Windows 7
8 22 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.75%) Windows 8
10 15 (1.38%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (0.83%) CentOS
11 9 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.83%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.65%) Fedora
13 6 (0.55%) Android
13 6 (0.55%) Kali Linux
13 6 (0.55%) VyOS
13 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (17.51%) ITIL
2 161 (14.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 147 (13.55%) Information Security
4 127 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
5 83 (7.65%) Network Design
6 80 (7.37%) Cybersecurity
7 77 (7.10%) Security Architecture
8 73 (6.73%) Identity Access Management
8 73 (6.73%) Mentoring
9 69 (6.36%) Presales
10 64 (5.90%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (5.25%) Project Delivery
12 56 (5.16%) Load Balancing
13 52 (4.79%) Project Management
14 51 (4.70%) TOGAF
15 49 (4.52%) Incident Management
16 48 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
17 47 (4.33%) Network Monitoring
17 47 (4.33%) Service Delivery
18 46 (4.24%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 81 (7.47%) PowerShell
2 73 (6.73%) Python
3 59 (5.44%) SQL
4 36 (3.32%) Bash Shell
5 18 (1.66%) C
6 15 (1.38%) C++
7 6 (0.55%) Perl
8 3 (0.28%) PHP
8 3 (0.28%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.18%) Java
9 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.18%) R
9 2 (0.18%) Ruby
9 2 (0.18%) VB
10 1 (0.092%) Ada
10 1 (0.092%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.092%) C#
10 1 (0.092%) C-shell
10 1 (0.092%) Korn
10 1 (0.092%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,085 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 495 (45.62%) CCNP
3 251 (23.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 193 (17.79%) MCSE
5 124 (11.43%) CISSP
6 118 (10.88%) MCSA
7 117 (10.78%) Degree
8 94 (8.66%) Security Cleared
9 90 (8.29%) JNCIA
10 87 (8.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 58 (5.35%) CCIE
12 55 (5.07%) SC Cleared
13 42 (3.87%) JNCIS
14 40 (3.69%) DV Cleared
15 38 (3.50%) CCSA
16 36 (3.32%) TOGAF Certification
17 32 (2.95%) CCDP
17 32 (2.95%) Network+ Certification
18 30 (2.76%) SANS
19 29 (2.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (9.40%) SLA
2 96 (8.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.40%) GDPR
4 16 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.46%) QA
5 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.28%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.28%) PMO
7 1 (0.092%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 191 (17.60%) Active Directory
2 186 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (5.99%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.32%) vSphere
5 28 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.03%) Firmware
7 20 (1.84%) Docker
8 18 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.01%) XenApp
10 10 (0.92%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.74%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.65%) NFS
12 7 (0.65%) Samba
12 7 (0.65%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.65%) Xen
13 4 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.37%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 43 (3.96%) Ansible
2 39 (3.59%) FortiGate
2 39 (3.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 35 (3.23%) Kubernetes
4 34 (3.13%) Puppet
5 31 (2.86%) SCCM
6 26 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
7 15 (1.38%) Nagios
8 12 (1.11%) vCenter Server
9 10 (0.92%) Nessus
10 9 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.83%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.74%) Cisco CME
11 8 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
12 7 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.65%) OpenNMS
12 7 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.55%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
13 6 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 685 (63.13%) Cisco
2 338 (31.15%) Microsoft
3 275 (25.35%) VMware
4 148 (13.64%) Juniper
5 115 (10.60%) Palo Alto
6 103 (9.49%) CheckPoint
7 88 (8.11%) Meraki
8 68 (6.27%) Citrix
9 61 (5.62%) F5
10 60 (5.53%) SolarWinds
11 57 (5.25%) HP
12 55 (5.07%) ForgeRock
13 49 (4.52%) CyberArk
14 41 (3.78%) Fortinet
15 39 (3.59%) Sophos
16 30 (2.76%) Veeam
17 26 (2.40%) Dell
18 24 (2.21%) Avaya
18 24 (2.21%) Brocade
18 24 (2.21%) Splunk