Period
to 19 August 2017

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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 182 175
Rank change year-on-year -49 -7 +40
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2725 3774 4124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.91% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.31% 7.14% 6.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2450 3354 3561
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% - +6.94%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43216 52862 59889
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.43% 26.81% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33253 42717 47530
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 19 August 2017.

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 August 2017. 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 -50 2569 £41,000 +2.50% 134
UK excluding London -41 1788 £40,000 +3.90% 100
London -37 873 £45,000 -10.00% 41
South East -62 540 £40,000 - 21
North of England +2 429 £37,500 - 33
Midlands -4 304 £40,000 +2.56% 18
East of England -4 271 £42,500 +8.97% 10
West Midlands -10 219 £41,000 +2.50% 12
Yorkshire +4 209 £37,500 -6.25% 18
North West +8 206 £37,250 +6.43% 15
South West -71 160 £40,000 +14.29% 12
East Midlands +10 86 £38,750 +10.71% 6
Wales -13 42 £36,500 +21.67% 1
Scotland -24 40 £37,500 +7.14% 6
North East -11 14 £37,750 +39.81%
Northern Ireland -5 11 £30,000 -25.00%
Channel Islands +6 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, 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 2725 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1924 (70.61%) Cisco
3 1442 (52.92%) Firewall
4 1250 (45.87%) CCNP
5 1078 (39.56%) Windows
6 888 (32.59%) WAN
7 829 (30.42%) VMware
8 774 (28.40%) LAN
9 735 (26.97%) Microsoft
10 722 (26.50%) ITIL
11 636 (23.34%) Active Directory
12 614 (22.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 613 (22.50%) Windows Server
14 550 (20.18%) DNS
15 543 (19.93%) VPN
16 503 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
17 471 (17.28%) Juniper
18 465 (17.06%) MCSE
19 452 (16.59%) TCP/IP
20 441 (16.18%) Linux
21 437 (16.04%) Wireless
22 431 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
23 428 (15.71%) Data Centre
24 417 (15.30%) MPLS
25 393 (14.42%) Network Security
26 391 (14.35%) BGP
27 387 (14.20%) DHCP
27 387 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
28 366 (13.43%) CheckPoint
29 359 (13.17%) OSPF

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
1 337 (12.37%) MS Exchange
2 194 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 56 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 55 (2.02%) IIS
6 49 (1.80%) Skype for Business
7 32 (1.17%) Apache
8 26 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.29%) Confluence
11 8 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.26%) CMS
13 6 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.11%) MS Project Server
16 3 (0.11%) nginx
16 3 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 142 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 27 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.11%) HipChat
7 1 (0.037%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.26%) WebTrends
2 6 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.18%) Magento
4 3 (0.11%) Workfront
5 2 (0.073%) BASE24
6 1 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.037%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.037%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 231 (8.48%) Office 365
2 167 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (1.61%) G Suite
5 29 (1.06%) SaaS
6 26 (0.95%) IaaS
7 13 (0.48%) PaaS
8 11 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.26%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.073%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.073%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.073%) Route 53
12 2 (0.073%) Yammer
13 1 (0.037%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.037%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1442 (52.92%) Firewall
2 888 (32.59%) WAN
3 774 (28.40%) LAN
4 550 (20.18%) DNS
5 543 (19.93%) VPN
6 452 (16.59%) TCP/IP
7 437 (16.04%) Wireless
8 431 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
9 417 (15.30%) MPLS
10 393 (14.42%) Network Security
11 391 (14.35%) BGP
12 387 (14.20%) DHCP
13 359 (13.17%) OSPF
14 353 (12.95%) VoIP
15 289 (10.61%) VLAN
16 270 (9.91%) SAN
17 218 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 174 (6.39%) Internet
19 166 (6.09%) EIGRP
20 146 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (1.17%) MySQL
4 30 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
7 16 (0.59%) Relational Database
8 15 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.29%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.29%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.11%) Big Data
11 3 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.073%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.073%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.073%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.073%) Infinispan
12 2 (0.073%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.073%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (0.66%) JIRA
2 10 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (0.33%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.26%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.11%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.11%) PHPUnit
6 3 (0.11%) Redmine
6 3 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.073%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.073%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.073%) JMeter
7 2 (0.073%) Subversion
7 2 (0.073%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.037%) Ant
8 1 (0.037%) Introscope
8 1 (0.037%) NUnit
8 1 (0.037%) Selenium
8 1 (0.037%) TeamCity
General
1 293 (10.75%) Finance
2 288 (10.57%) Telecoms
3 74 (2.72%) Banking
4 45 (1.65%) Back Office
5 39 (1.43%) Retail
6 35 (1.28%) Law
6 35 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.25%) Electronics
8 28 (1.03%) Legal
9 27 (0.99%) Marketing
10 25 (0.92%) Games
11 21 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.73%) Advertising
12 20 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.44%) Automotive
13 12 (0.44%) Military
14 9 (0.33%) Billing
14 9 (0.33%) French Language
15 7 (0.26%) German Language
16 6 (0.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1053 (38.64%) Network Engineer
2 440 (16.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 369 (13.54%) Support Engineer
4 361 (13.25%) Analyst
5 339 (12.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 272 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 210 (7.71%) Network Support
8 175 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 175 (6.42%) Network Analyst
9 158 (5.80%) Senior Network Engineer
10 148 (5.43%) IT Engineer
11 132 (4.84%) Support Analyst
12 131 (4.81%) Network Support Engineer
13 126 (4.62%) Consultant
14 122 (4.48%) Security Engineer
15 121 (4.44%) IT Support
16 118 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
17 93 (3.41%) Network Security Engineer
18 92 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
19 87 (3.19%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (1.47%) 802.1X
2 28 (1.03%) Web Services
3 27 (0.99%) CSS
4 21 (0.77%) XMPP
5 20 (0.73%) HTML
6 10 (0.37%) RFC 2547
7 9 (0.33%) LAMP
8 8 (0.29%) .NET
9 7 (0.26%) Regular Expression
9 7 (0.26%) XML
10 5 (0.18%) ADSI
10 5 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.15%) Ajax
11 4 (0.15%) Apache Flex
11 4 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (0.15%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.15%) jQuery
11 4 (0.15%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (0.15%) WCF
11 4 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 428 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 165 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 120 (4.40%) Driving Licence
4 83 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 42 (1.54%) Clustering
6 39 (1.43%) iPad
7 37 (1.36%) Hedge funds
7 37 (1.36%) Replication
8 29 (1.06%) CESG
9 27 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
10 25 (0.92%) PKI
11 17 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 15 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
13 15 (0.55%) Fintech
14 12 (0.44%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
14 12 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
15 11 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1078 (39.56%) Windows
2 613 (22.50%) Windows Server
3 441 (16.18%) Linux
4 387 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 301 (11.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 170 (6.24%) Windows 7
7 131 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 115 (4.22%) Unix
9 97 (3.56%) Windows 10
10 76 (2.79%) Windows XP
11 54 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 49 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 40 (1.47%) CentOS
14 29 (1.06%) Ubuntu
15 23 (0.84%) Mac OS X
16 22 (0.81%) Debian
17 21 (0.77%) Android
18 20 (0.73%) AIX
19 16 (0.59%) SUSE
20 13 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 722 (26.50%) ITIL
2 184 (6.75%) Load Balancing
3 179 (6.57%) Network Management
4 151 (5.54%) Network Design
5 148 (5.43%) Information Security
5 148 (5.43%) Project Management
6 142 (5.21%) Network Monitoring
7 137 (5.03%) Change Management
8 134 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 127 (4.66%) Presales
9 127 (4.66%) Service Delivery
10 114 (4.18%) High Availability
11 112 (4.11%) Mentoring
12 108 (3.96%) Time Management
13 107 (3.93%) Problem Management
14 105 (3.85%) Service Management
15 95 (3.49%) Change Control
16 90 (3.30%) Migration
17 88 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
18 87 (3.19%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 185 (6.79%) SQL
2 109 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 92 (3.38%) Python
4 58 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 42 (1.54%) Shell Script
6 35 (1.28%) Perl
7 34 (1.25%) C
8 32 (1.17%) Java
9 26 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 18 (0.66%) VBScript
11 17 (0.62%) VB
12 16 (0.59%) PHP
13 15 (0.55%) Ruby
14 11 (0.40%) C++
15 10 (0.37%) Erlang
16 6 (0.22%) C#
17 3 (0.11%) Korn
18 2 (0.073%) Lisp
18 2 (0.073%) R
18 2 (0.073%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2725 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1250 (45.87%) CCNP
3 614 (22.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 465 (17.06%) MCSE
5 274 (10.06%) Degree
6 240 (8.81%) MCSA
7 225 (8.26%) MCP
8 213 (7.82%) Security Cleared
9 208 (7.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 181 (6.64%) CCIE
11 175 (6.42%) CISSP
12 155 (5.69%) SC Cleared
13 132 (4.84%) JNCIA
14 99 (3.63%) CCSA
15 95 (3.49%) MCITP
16 90 (3.30%) JNCIP
17 84 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
18 81 (2.97%) CCDA
19 79 (2.90%) JNCIS
20 74 (2.72%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (8.73%) SLA
2 115 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (3.41%) PCI DSS
4 29 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (0.59%) QA
6 13 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (0.22%) GDPR
8 6 (0.22%) GPG13
9 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.15%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.15%) PMO
11 2 (0.073%) BS25999
11 2 (0.073%) GCP
12 1 (0.037%) COBIT
12 1 (0.037%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.037%) NIST 800
System Software
1 636 (23.34%) Active Directory
2 503 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 340 (12.48%) Hyper-V
4 101 (3.71%) vSphere
5 79 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
6 74 (2.72%) XenApp
7 57 (2.09%) Terminal Services
8 32 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
9 24 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
10 23 (0.84%) XenDesktop
11 22 (0.81%) KVM
12 18 (0.66%) Firmware
13 17 (0.62%) XenServer
14 15 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
15 13 (0.48%) VMware NSX
16 12 (0.44%) VMware Server
17 11 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
17 11 (0.40%) ISA Server
18 9 (0.33%) vCloud
19 8 (0.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 126 (4.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 64 (2.35%) SCCM
3 49 (1.80%) Cisco UCCE
4 46 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
5 45 (1.65%) Backup Exec
5 45 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
6 41 (1.50%) FortiGate
7 33 (1.21%) Puppet
8 31 (1.14%) Cacti
8 31 (1.14%) vCenter Server
9 28 (1.03%) Nagios
9 28 (1.03%) SCOM
10 27 (0.99%) WSUS
11 25 (0.92%) Ansible
12 23 (0.84%) ZABBIX
13 21 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
14 16 (0.59%) WMI
15 14 (0.51%) Cisco CME
16 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
16 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1924 (70.61%) Cisco
2 829 (30.42%) VMware
3 735 (26.97%) Microsoft
4 471 (17.28%) Juniper
5 366 (13.43%) CheckPoint
6 264 (9.69%) HP
7 258 (9.47%) F5
8 254 (9.32%) Citrix
9 197 (7.23%) Palo Alto
10 154 (5.65%) SolarWinds
11 116 (4.26%) Dell
12 97 (3.56%) Red Hat
13 96 (3.52%) Avaya
14 83 (3.05%) Aruba
15 81 (2.97%) Meraki
16 75 (2.75%) SonicWALL
17 65 (2.39%) Fortinet
18 57 (2.09%) Google
19 55 (2.02%) Veeam
20 54 (1.98%) NetApp