Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 197 276
Rank change year-on-year -24 +79 -30
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 796 2,291 1,978
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.71% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.04% 7.58% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 750 1,856 1,663
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £87,750 £65,000 £64,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +11.84% -5.00%

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 11,308 30,240 38,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 22.57% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8,623 22,361 28,325
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 24 November 2020.

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 24 November 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 -27 749 £47,500 +6.18% 152
UK excluding London -45 482 £44,500 +4.71% 146
London +46 289 £65,000 +30.00% 21
South East -13 148 £45,000 -5.26% 33
North of England -97 103 £45,000 +12.50% 36
Work from Home +9 101 £47,500 -9.52% 28
South West +38 79 £42,500 +11.11% 21
Midlands +26 76 £40,000 -5.88% 26
North West +47 66 £45,000 +5.88% 28
East of England +13 53 £47,500 +35.71% 16
West Midlands +20 50 £40,000 -16.67% 15
Yorkshire -99 31 £40,000 - 6
East Midlands +45 26 £40,000 - 11
Scotland +72 17 £62,500 +42.05% 12
North East +4 6 £55,000 +59.42% 2
Wales +39 3 £43,750 +45.83% 2
Northern Ireland +20 3 £42,500 +15.65% 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 796 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 489 (61.43%) Cisco
3 353 (44.35%) CCNP
4 337 (42.34%) Firewall
5 269 (33.79%) WAN
6 265 (33.29%) Microsoft
7 244 (30.65%) LAN
8 233 (29.27%) VMware
9 199 (25.00%) Windows
10 198 (24.87%) Azure
11 192 (24.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 177 (22.24%) ITIL
13 171 (21.48%) Office 365
14 159 (19.97%) Network Security
15 151 (18.97%) Active Directory
16 143 (17.96%) VPN
17 137 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
18 136 (17.09%) MCSE
19 123 (15.45%) BGP
20 121 (15.20%) CISSP
21 117 (14.70%) Information Security
22 116 (14.57%) Linux
22 116 (14.57%) Degree
23 110 (13.82%) Wireless
24 109 (13.69%) VoIP
25 107 (13.44%) Windows Server
26 105 (13.19%) Data Centre
27 104 (13.07%) MPLS
28 102 (12.81%) DNS
29 99 (12.44%) 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 35 (4.40%) MS Exchange
2 34 (4.27%) Skype for Business
3 22 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.51%) IIS
6 9 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.88%) CMS
8 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.50%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.38%) Apache
10 1 (0.13%) Drupal
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (3.77%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 198 (24.87%) Azure
2 171 (21.48%) Office 365
3 99 (12.44%) AWS
4 38 (4.77%) IaaS
5 33 (4.15%) GCP
6 31 (3.89%) PaaS
7 25 (3.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 20 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (2.01%) SaaS
10 15 (1.88%) Route 53
10 15 (1.88%) Slack
11 9 (1.13%) G Suite
12 8 (1.01%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.25%) Serverless
16 1 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
16 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.13%) Cloudflare
16 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 337 (42.34%) Firewall
2 269 (33.79%) WAN
3 244 (30.65%) LAN
4 159 (19.97%) Network Security
5 143 (17.96%) VPN
6 123 (15.45%) BGP
7 110 (13.82%) Wireless
8 109 (13.69%) VoIP
9 104 (13.07%) MPLS
10 102 (12.81%) DNS
11 90 (11.31%) Cisco ASA
12 88 (11.06%) OSPF
13 74 (9.30%) DHCP
14 72 (9.05%) Wi-Fi
15 71 (8.92%) VLAN
16 61 (7.66%) TCP/IP
17 59 (7.41%) Internet
18 53 (6.66%) SAN
19 48 (6.03%) Skype
20 44 (5.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
2 20 (2.51%) NoSQL
3 18 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.63%) MySQL
7 3 (0.38%) Big Data
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (2.51%) Git (software)
1 20 (2.51%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.88%) Metasploit
2 7 (0.88%) WebScarab
3 2 (0.25%) Selenium
3 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 65 (8.17%) Finance
2 50 (6.28%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.51%) Banking
3 20 (2.51%) Military
4 18 (2.26%) Law
5 16 (2.01%) Public Sector
6 11 (1.38%) Retail
7 6 (0.75%) Marketing
8 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.50%) Advertising
9 4 (0.50%) Local Government
10 3 (0.38%) French Language
10 3 (0.38%) German Language
10 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.38%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.25%) Electronics
11 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 316 (39.70%) Network Engineer
2 106 (13.32%) Consultant
3 76 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 71 (8.92%) Architect
5 68 (8.54%) Cisco Engineer
6 66 (8.29%) Senior Network Engineer
7 57 (7.16%) Support Engineer
8 56 (7.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 48 (6.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 48 (6.03%) IT Engineer
10 41 (5.15%) IP Engineer
11 36 (4.52%) Security Engineer
12 35 (4.40%) IP Network Engineer
13 34 (4.27%) Analyst
14 32 (4.02%) NOC Engineer
15 25 (3.14%) Network Security Engineer
16 24 (3.02%) CyberArk Consultant
16 24 (3.02%) ForgeRock Consultant
16 24 (3.02%) SailPoint Consultant
17 23 (2.89%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (10.18%) OAuth
1 81 (10.18%) OpenID
1 81 (10.18%) SAML
2 26 (3.27%) SailPoint
3 20 (2.51%) Node.js
3 20 (2.51%) React
4 7 (0.88%) OAuth2
5 6 (0.75%) XMPP
6 3 (0.38%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.38%) LDAP
6 3 (0.38%) Web Services
7 2 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.25%) HTML
7 2 (0.25%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.13%) .NET
8 1 (0.13%) COM+
8 1 (0.13%) Django
8 1 (0.13%) Itk
8 1 (0.13%) JSON
8 1 (0.13%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 105 (13.19%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 29 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.39%) Cloud Native
6 25 (3.14%) Public Cloud
7 24 (3.02%) Private Cloud
8 23 (2.89%) Driving Licence
8 23 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (1.26%) Cybercrime
11 9 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.13%) Handset
11 9 (1.13%) Replication
12 8 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.88%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.75%) NHS
15 5 (0.63%) Internet of Things
15 5 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
16 4 (0.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 199 (25.00%) Windows
2 116 (14.57%) Linux
3 107 (13.44%) Windows Server
4 44 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (3.27%) Windows 10
6 25 (3.14%) Unix
6 25 (3.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 21 (2.64%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (2.01%) Mac OS X
10 11 (1.38%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.13%) CentOS
12 7 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (0.63%) Android
14 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.38%) HPUX
15 3 (0.38%) Solaris
15 3 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (22.24%) ITIL
2 117 (14.70%) Information Security
3 99 (12.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 95 (11.93%) Identity Access Management
5 81 (10.18%) Security Architecture
6 64 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (6.78%) Network Monitoring
8 52 (6.53%) DevOps
9 46 (5.78%) ITIL V3
9 46 (5.78%) Migration
10 45 (5.65%) Network Design
11 44 (5.53%) Cybersecurity
12 43 (5.40%) Computer Science
13 42 (5.28%) Project Management
14 37 (4.65%) Presales
15 36 (4.52%) PRINCE2
16 33 (4.15%) Change Management
17 31 (3.89%) Network Virtualisation
17 31 (3.89%) Project Delivery
18 30 (3.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 58 (7.29%) SQL
2 49 (6.16%) PowerShell
3 32 (4.02%) Python
4 22 (2.76%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.51%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.75%) C
7 4 (0.50%) VBScript
8 2 (0.25%) Java
8 2 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 796 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 353 (44.35%) CCNP
3 192 (24.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 136 (17.09%) MCSE
5 121 (15.20%) CISSP
6 116 (14.57%) Degree
7 92 (11.56%) Security Cleared
8 74 (9.30%) SC Cleared
9 72 (9.05%) MCSA
10 66 (8.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 47 (5.90%) JNCIA
12 45 (5.65%) MCP
13 30 (3.77%) DV Cleared
14 29 (3.64%) CCSA
15 25 (3.14%) JNCIS
16 23 (2.89%) CCIE
17 22 (2.76%) Check Point Certification
17 22 (2.76%) MCITP
18 18 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
19 17 (2.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (6.53%) SLA
3 13 (1.63%) GDPR
4 11 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.50%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.25%) NCSC
7 2 (0.25%) NIST
8 1 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 151 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 137 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (6.03%) Hyper-V
4 32 (4.02%) vSphere
5 30 (3.77%) Docker
6 21 (2.64%) XenApp
7 17 (2.14%) VMware NSX
8 15 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.76%) Firmware
10 11 (1.38%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (5.03%) SCCM
2 35 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (4.02%) Kubernetes
4 30 (3.77%) Ansible
5 28 (3.52%) Puppet
6 25 (3.14%) FortiGate
6 25 (3.14%) Terraform
7 24 (3.02%) Cisco CUCM
8 23 (2.89%) Nessus
9 19 (2.39%) Nagios
10 17 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (2.14%) vCenter Server
11 15 (1.88%) Cisco Prime
12 7 (0.88%) Core Impact
12 7 (0.88%) Nexpose
13 6 (0.75%) Capistrano
13 6 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.63%) Cisco CME
15 4 (0.50%) SCOM
15 4 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 489 (61.43%) Cisco
2 265 (33.29%) Microsoft
3 233 (29.27%) VMware
4 96 (12.06%) Juniper
5 92 (11.56%) CheckPoint
6 65 (8.17%) SolarWinds
7 63 (7.91%) Citrix
8 62 (7.79%) Palo Alto
9 58 (7.29%) Meraki
10 50 (6.28%) ForgeRock
11 45 (5.65%) F5
12 37 (4.65%) HP
13 36 (4.52%) NetApp
14 30 (3.77%) Google
15 29 (3.64%) Brocade
16 26 (3.27%) CyberArk
17 25 (3.14%) Avaya
17 25 (3.14%) Fortinet
17 25 (3.14%) Mitel
18 23 (2.89%) Blue Coat