Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 420 222 188
Rank change year-on-year -198 -34 +90
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 927 739 2,666
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.53% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.42% 7.08% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 782 606 2,045
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £24,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £57,500 £67,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £69,425 £120,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

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 27,125 10,445 31,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.60% 21.57% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 15,114 8,037 23,416
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,651 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.75% +7.78% -

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -182 826 £45,000 -10.00% 190
UK excluding London -117 589 £45,000 +5.88% 156
London -230 289 £50,000 -25.93% 45
South East -94 191 £50,000 +11.11% 47
Work from Home -183 155 £50,000 +5.26% 28
Midlands -75 114 £45,000 +20.00% 25
North of England -111 104 £42,500 -4.49% 34
East of England -51 86 £36,000 -24.21% 20
West Midlands -95 70 £46,250 +32.79% 17
Yorkshire -82 55 £38,250 -4.38% 10
North West -102 54 £45,000 - 17
South West -102 46 £42,500 - 19
East Midlands -62 43 £37,500 - 8
Scotland -76 33 £50,000 -23.08% 7
Wales -32 28 £45,000 - 4
North East -23 15 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 927 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 602 (64.94%) Cisco
3 469 (50.59%) Firewall
4 353 (38.08%) CCNP
5 291 (31.39%) Microsoft
6 289 (31.18%) Windows
7 276 (29.77%) Azure
8 265 (28.59%) WAN
9 260 (28.05%) Social Skills
10 247 (26.65%) VMware
11 245 (26.43%) VPN
12 237 (25.57%) LAN
13 223 (24.06%) ITIL
13 223 (24.06%) Microsoft 365
14 206 (22.22%) Active Directory
15 189 (20.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 165 (17.80%) Windows Server
17 153 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
18 151 (16.29%) Juniper
19 149 (16.07%) BGP
20 148 (15.97%) Linux
21 145 (15.64%) Data Centre
22 142 (15.32%) VLAN
23 135 (14.56%) OSPF
24 130 (14.02%) MCSE
25 128 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 127 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
26 127 (13.70%) TCP/IP
27 122 (13.16%) Wireless
27 122 (13.16%) 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 79 (8.52%) SharePoint
2 50 (5.39%) MS Exchange
3 17 (1.83%) IIS
4 5 (0.54%) Apache
4 5 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (0.43%) SAS
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.32%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.22%) Confluence
7 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.11%) nginx
8 1 (0.11%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 79 (8.52%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (4.21%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 276 (29.77%) Azure
2 223 (24.06%) Microsoft 365
3 122 (13.16%) AWS
4 53 (5.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (3.67%) IaaS
6 26 (2.80%) OneDrive
7 22 (2.37%) SaaS
8 19 (2.05%) Mimecast
9 17 (1.83%) PaaS
9 17 (1.83%) Power Platform
10 16 (1.73%) PowerApps
11 10 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.97%) Azure Sentinel
13 8 (0.86%) Google Workspace
14 7 (0.76%) Azure Storage
14 7 (0.76%) GCP
15 5 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 3 (0.32%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 469 (50.59%) Firewall
2 265 (28.59%) WAN
3 245 (26.43%) VPN
4 237 (25.57%) LAN
5 149 (16.07%) BGP
6 142 (15.32%) VLAN
7 135 (14.56%) OSPF
8 127 (13.70%) TCP/IP
9 122 (13.16%) Wireless
10 120 (12.94%) DNS
11 114 (12.30%) MPLS
12 106 (11.43%) VoIP
13 101 (10.90%) DHCP
14 90 (9.71%) Cisco ASA
15 89 (9.60%) Wi-Fi
16 84 (9.06%) Network Security
17 73 (7.87%) SAN
18 56 (6.04%) Internet
19 55 (5.93%) Cisco Nexus
20 54 (5.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.08%) MySQL
3 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (0.65%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2019
6 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.22%) InfluxDB
7 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.11%) Big Data
8 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.11%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.11%) Power BI
8 1 (0.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (1.83%) Selenium
2 12 (1.29%) JIRA
3 8 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.22%) GitLab
5 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.11%) Ant
6 1 (0.11%) Maven
6 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 260 (28.05%) Social Skills
2 88 (9.49%) Finance
3 75 (8.09%) Telecoms
4 49 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.45%) Public Sector
6 29 (3.13%) Documentation Skills
7 28 (3.02%) Organisational Skills
8 27 (2.91%) Law
9 26 (2.80%) Banking
9 26 (2.80%) Presentation Skills
10 18 (1.94%) Advertising
10 18 (1.94%) Legal
11 17 (1.83%) Manufacturing
12 13 (1.40%) French Language
12 13 (1.40%) Military
12 13 (1.40%) Retail
12 13 (1.40%) Spanish Language
13 12 (1.29%) German Language
13 12 (1.29%) Italian Language
14 11 (1.19%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 361 (38.94%) Network Engineer
2 95 (10.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 85 (9.17%) Support Engineer
4 82 (8.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 80 (8.63%) Consultant
6 64 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 61 (6.58%) Analyst
8 60 (6.47%) Senior Network Engineer
9 52 (5.61%) IT Engineer
10 49 (5.29%) Architect
10 49 (5.29%) Security Engineer
11 37 (3.99%) IT Support
12 36 (3.88%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 35 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 33 (3.56%) IP Engineer
14 33 (3.56%) Network Security Engineer
15 29 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
16 28 (3.02%) NOC Engineer
17 25 (2.70%) Support Analyst
18 24 (2.59%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.29%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.65%) XMPP
3 5 (0.54%) HTML
3 5 (0.54%) ISPF
3 5 (0.54%) OAuth
3 5 (0.54%) Web Services
4 4 (0.43%) CSS
5 3 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.32%) LDAP
5 3 (0.32%) SOAP
6 2 (0.22%) COM
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Graph
6 2 (0.22%) REST
6 2 (0.22%) RESTful
6 2 (0.22%) SAML
6 2 (0.22%) XML
7 1 (0.11%) COM+
7 1 (0.11%) JSP
7 1 (0.11%) XSL
7 1 (0.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 145 (15.64%) Data Centre
2 60 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
3 55 (5.93%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (2.27%) Public Cloud
6 16 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (1.62%) Driving Licence
8 14 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (1.29%) PKI
10 11 (1.19%) Fibre Optics
11 10 (1.08%) BYOD
11 10 (1.08%) User Experience
12 9 (0.97%) HP Storage
12 9 (0.97%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
13 7 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.76%) Replication
14 6 (0.65%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.65%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 289 (31.18%) Windows
2 165 (17.80%) Windows Server
3 148 (15.97%) Linux
4 42 (4.53%) Windows 10
5 37 (3.99%) Windows Server 2016
6 35 (3.78%) Windows Server 2019
7 34 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (3.13%) Unix
9 26 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (2.27%) Android
10 21 (2.27%) CentOS
11 17 (1.83%) VyOS
12 16 (1.73%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.51%) Windows 7
14 12 (1.29%) Apple iOS
15 10 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.86%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.65%) AIX
18 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (24.06%) ITIL
2 128 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 127 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
4 96 (10.36%) Cybersecurity
5 88 (9.49%) Information Security
6 87 (9.39%) Change Management
7 81 (8.74%) Network Design
8 62 (6.69%) Mentoring
9 53 (5.72%) Project Management
10 50 (5.39%) Computer Science
11 49 (5.29%) Network Monitoring
12 48 (5.18%) Project Delivery
13 47 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
14 45 (4.85%) PRINCE2
15 44 (4.75%) Service Delivery
16 43 (4.64%) Incident Management
17 41 (4.42%) ITSM
17 41 (4.42%) SIEM
18 39 (4.21%) Network Management
19 35 (3.78%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 72 (7.77%) PowerShell
2 71 (7.66%) SQL
3 29 (3.13%) Python
4 19 (2.05%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.08%) C
6 7 (0.76%) PHP
7 6 (0.65%) Perl
8 5 (0.54%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.32%) Java
10 3 (0.32%) Ruby
11 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.11%) C++
12 1 (0.11%) R
12 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 927 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 353 (38.08%) CCNP
3 189 (20.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 130 (14.02%) MCSE
5 116 (12.51%) Degree
6 81 (8.74%) Security Cleared
7 75 (8.09%) MCSA
8 63 (6.80%) CISSP
8 63 (6.80%) SC Cleared
9 60 (6.47%) JNCIA
10 44 (4.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 35 (3.78%) CCIE
11 35 (3.78%) MCP
12 33 (3.56%) CCENT
13 28 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
14 26 (2.80%) CEH
15 24 (2.59%) CISM
16 23 (2.48%) CompTIA Security+
17 21 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
17 21 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (9.82%) SLA
2 54 (5.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (4.31%) GDPR
4 19 (2.05%) NIST
5 16 (1.73%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.86%) QA
8 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.43%) NCSC
8 4 (0.43%) PMO
8 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.32%) SOC 2
10 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.11%) COBIT
11 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 206 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 153 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (8.09%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.24%) vSphere
5 29 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.62%) Firmware
7 14 (1.51%) VMware NSX
8 10 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.97%) XenApp
10 8 (0.86%) Terminal Server
11 6 (0.65%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.54%) Docker
12 5 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.32%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
16 1 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 65 (7.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 38 (4.10%) SCCM
3 20 (2.16%) WSUS
4 19 (2.05%) Ansible
4 19 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
4 19 (2.05%) Terraform
5 17 (1.83%) Nagios
6 15 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (1.62%) vCenter Server
7 13 (1.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (1.19%) FortiGate
8 11 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.86%) Icinga
10 7 (0.76%) Puppet
11 6 (0.65%) CSIRT
11 6 (0.65%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.65%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 602 (64.94%) Cisco
2 291 (31.39%) Microsoft
3 247 (26.65%) VMware
4 151 (16.29%) Juniper
5 119 (12.84%) Meraki
6 113 (12.19%) CheckPoint
7 104 (11.22%) Palo Alto
8 67 (7.23%) HP
9 63 (6.80%) SolarWinds
10 61 (6.58%) Aruba
10 61 (6.58%) Citrix
11 60 (6.47%) F5
12 51 (5.50%) Fortinet
13 42 (4.53%) Veeam
14 36 (3.88%) Dell
15 29 (3.13%) Avaya
16 25 (2.70%) NetApp
17 24 (2.59%) Extreme Networks
18 23 (2.48%) Apple
19 20 (2.16%) Brocade