Period
to 15 February 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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 263 251 192
Rank change year-on-year -12 -59 +2
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2,033 2,463 3,213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.40% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.52% 5.87% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,653 2,135 2,762
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £25,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £59,992
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £39,625 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.36% +5.67% -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 36,809 41,983 45,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.29% 23.89% 25.63%
Number of salaries quoted 26,832 32,573 35,650
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 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 -11 1,949 £40,000 -3.61% 363
UK excluding London -12 1,351 £37,500 -5.36% 278
London +2 639 £52,500 +15.38% 114
South East -21 387 £37,500 -11.76% 71
North of England +20 332 £35,000 -4.43% 60
East of England +78 255 £35,000 -20.20% 30
Midlands 0 188 £38,000 +1.33% 48
Yorkshire +28 169 £31,500 -16.00% 22
South West -44 144 £38,500 +1.32% 40
North West +6 137 £40,000 +23.08% 27
West Midlands +35 125 £41,500 +10.67% 26
East Midlands -31 63 £33,250 -5.00% 22
Scotland -10 34 £36,500 -8.75% 17
North East +17 26 £35,000 +29.63% 11
Wales -35 8 £37,000 +2.07% 10
Northern Ireland -17 3 £33,750 +10.66% 2

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 2,033 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,561 (76.78%) Cisco
3 1,057 (51.99%) Firewall
4 914 (44.96%) CCNP
5 640 (31.48%) Windows
6 605 (29.76%) WAN
7 574 (28.23%) VMware
8 564 (27.74%) Microsoft
9 516 (25.38%) LAN
10 470 (23.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 444 (21.84%) ITIL
12 439 (21.59%) Active Directory
13 418 (20.56%) CheckPoint
14 416 (20.46%) Wireless
15 414 (20.36%) Network Security
16 397 (19.53%) Windows Server
17 367 (18.05%) Juniper
18 350 (17.22%) Data Centre
19 347 (17.07%) MCSE
20 344 (16.92%) VoIP
21 339 (16.67%) BGP
22 328 (16.13%) TCP/IP
23 324 (15.94%) Linux
24 319 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
25 311 (15.30%) OSPF
26 306 (15.05%) Palo Alto
27 287 (14.12%) MPLS
28 282 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
29 276 (13.58%) VPN
30 275 (13.53%) Cisco ASA

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
1 203 (9.99%) MS Exchange
2 85 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 54 (2.66%) IIS
5 48 (2.36%) SharePoint
6 38 (1.87%) Skype for Business
7 30 (1.48%) Apache
8 24 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.44%) Apache Pig
10 9 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.39%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.30%) CMS
13 6 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.30%) Joomla!
13 6 (0.30%) WordPress
14 4 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.15%) nginx
16 2 (0.098%) Confluence
Applications
1 119 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.098%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.098%) CATIA
5 2 (0.098%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.098%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.098%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.098%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.098%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.049%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 1 (0.049%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 245 (12.05%) Office 365
2 216 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (0.59%) IaaS
4 12 (0.59%) SaaS
5 11 (0.54%) PaaS
6 10 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 9 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.39%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.25%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.15%) Akamai
11 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.15%) G Suite
12 2 (0.098%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.098%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,057 (51.99%) Firewall
2 605 (29.76%) WAN
3 516 (25.38%) LAN
4 416 (20.46%) Wireless
5 414 (20.36%) Network Security
6 344 (16.92%) VoIP
7 339 (16.67%) BGP
8 328 (16.13%) TCP/IP
9 311 (15.30%) OSPF
10 287 (14.12%) MPLS
11 276 (13.58%) VPN
12 275 (13.53%) Cisco ASA
13 250 (12.30%) VLAN
14 225 (11.07%) DNS
15 193 (9.49%) DHCP
16 192 (9.44%) Cisco Nexus
17 172 (8.46%) Wi-Fi
18 135 (6.64%) SAN
19 129 (6.35%) Ethernet
20 127 (6.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.28%) MySQL
3 17 (0.84%) Big Data
4 14 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (0.64%) Hadoop
5 13 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (0.44%) Apache Hive
9 8 (0.39%) Couchbase
10 6 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.30%) Power BI
11 3 (0.15%) Informix
11 3 (0.15%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.098%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.098%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.098%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (1.52%) JIRA
2 17 (0.84%) Redmine
3 10 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (0.44%) Bitbucket
4 9 (0.44%) CodeSonar
4 9 (0.44%) git-flow
4 9 (0.44%) Robot Framework
4 9 (0.44%) Selenium
5 3 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.098%) NUnit
7 1 (0.049%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.049%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.049%) Hudson
7 1 (0.049%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.049%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.049%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.049%) Vagrant
General
1 191 (9.39%) Finance
2 148 (7.28%) Telecoms
3 133 (6.54%) Retail
4 93 (4.57%) Banking
5 40 (1.97%) Advertising
6 31 (1.52%) Legal
7 28 (1.38%) Law
8 27 (1.33%) Front Office
9 21 (1.03%) Games
10 16 (0.79%) French Language
10 16 (0.79%) German Language
11 15 (0.74%) Italian Language
12 12 (0.59%) Billing
13 8 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.30%) Automotive
14 6 (0.30%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.20%) Back Office
15 4 (0.20%) Local Government
15 4 (0.20%) Marketing
16 2 (0.098%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 783 (38.51%) Network Engineer
2 317 (15.59%) Analyst
3 255 (12.54%) Cisco Engineer
4 242 (11.90%) Support Engineer
5 204 (10.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 157 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 124 (6.10%) Security Engineer
8 121 (5.95%) Network Analyst
9 119 (5.85%) Consultant
10 109 (5.36%) Security Analyst
10 109 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
11 102 (5.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 97 (4.77%) Network Support
13 88 (4.33%) Support Analyst
14 87 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
14 87 (4.28%) Network Security Engineer
14 87 (4.28%) Technical Support
15 85 (4.18%) IT Engineer
16 83 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 82 (4.03%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.48%) SailPoint
2 18 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
3 17 (0.84%) LAMP
4 15 (0.74%) 802.1X
5 13 (0.64%) .NET
6 12 (0.59%) ASP.NET
6 12 (0.59%) HTML
7 11 (0.54%) Java EE
7 11 (0.54%) STL
7 11 (0.54%) Web Services
8 10 (0.49%) REST
8 10 (0.49%) Visualforce
8 10 (0.49%) XMPP
9 9 (0.44%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.44%) Django
9 9 (0.44%) Node.js
9 9 (0.44%) SOAP
9 9 (0.44%) Spring MVC
10 7 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (0.34%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 350 (17.22%) Data Centre
2 154 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (6.54%) Self-Motivation
4 80 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 67 (3.30%) Security Operations Centre
6 39 (1.92%) Clustering
7 35 (1.72%) Driving Licence
8 33 (1.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 29 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
10 26 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
11 22 (1.08%) e-Learning
12 20 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
13 19 (0.93%) CMDB
14 18 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (0.84%) Replication
16 16 (0.79%) Wiki
17 14 (0.69%) Private Cloud
17 14 (0.69%) SCADA
18 13 (0.64%) Public Cloud
18 13 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 640 (31.48%) Windows
2 397 (19.53%) Windows Server
3 324 (15.94%) Linux
4 189 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 136 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (3.54%) Windows 10
7 62 (3.05%) Windows 7
8 47 (2.31%) Unix
9 46 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (1.57%) Windows 8
11 22 (1.08%) CentOS
12 20 (0.98%) Ubuntu
13 19 (0.93%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.84%) Android
15 13 (0.64%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.59%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
19 8 (0.39%) Kali Linux
20 7 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (21.84%) ITIL
2 282 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
3 199 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 193 (9.49%) Cybersecurity
5 180 (8.85%) Information Security
6 169 (8.31%) Network Management
7 128 (6.30%) Load Balancing
8 119 (5.85%) Service Management
9 115 (5.66%) SIEM
10 113 (5.56%) Mentoring
11 104 (5.12%) Change Management
12 101 (4.97%) Network Design
13 96 (4.72%) Incident Management
13 96 (4.72%) Presales
13 96 (4.72%) Service Delivery
14 88 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
15 87 (4.28%) Kalman Filter
16 86 (4.23%) Change Control
17 84 (4.13%) Computer Science
18 83 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 96 (4.72%) PowerShell
2 90 (4.43%) SQL
3 84 (4.13%) Python
4 66 (3.25%) Bash Shell
5 51 (2.51%) C
6 23 (1.13%) Java
7 21 (1.03%) Perl
8 18 (0.89%) JavaScript
9 16 (0.79%) C++
10 15 (0.74%) PHP
11 14 (0.69%) C#
12 13 (0.64%) Korn
13 11 (0.54%) Objective-C
14 10 (0.49%) Apex Code
14 10 (0.49%) R
14 10 (0.49%) SOQL
14 10 (0.49%) SOSL
15 9 (0.44%) Tcl
16 8 (0.39%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,033 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 914 (44.96%) CCNP
3 470 (23.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 347 (17.07%) MCSE
5 230 (11.31%) CCIE
6 217 (10.67%) Degree
7 208 (10.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 187 (9.20%) Security Cleared
9 152 (7.48%) CISSP
10 136 (6.69%) MCP
11 132 (6.49%) MCSA
12 111 (5.46%) CEH
13 105 (5.16%) SC Cleared
14 100 (4.92%) Network+ Certification
15 89 (4.38%) CCSA
16 87 (4.28%) JNCIA
17 86 (4.23%) GIAC
18 80 (3.94%) DV Cleared
19 79 (3.89%) MCITP
20 69 (3.39%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (7.28%) SLA
2 104 (5.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 32 (1.57%) PMO
5 28 (1.38%) GDPR
5 28 (1.38%) ISO 9001
6 25 (1.23%) QA
7 19 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
8 18 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.098%) NIST 800
System Software
1 439 (21.59%) Active Directory
2 319 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (8.26%) Hyper-V
4 95 (4.67%) vSphere
5 60 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
6 55 (2.71%) VMware NSX
7 32 (1.57%) XenApp
8 25 (1.23%) NFS
9 20 (0.98%) Samba
10 19 (0.93%) Firmware
11 18 (0.89%) Docker
11 18 (0.89%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.69%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.54%) ProxySG
13 11 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.39%) Snort
16 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.25%) VirtualBox
17 5 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 97 (4.77%) Stealthwatch
2 89 (4.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 70 (3.44%) Nagios
4 59 (2.90%) SCCM
5 50 (2.46%) Ansible
6 42 (2.07%) Backup Exec
7 41 (2.02%) Cisco UCCX
7 41 (2.02%) Puppet
8 37 (1.82%) vCenter Server
9 32 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
10 31 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
10 31 (1.52%) Nessus
11 30 (1.48%) FortiGate
12 27 (1.33%) AirWatch
13 25 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
14 20 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
15 17 (0.84%) RSA Security Analytics
16 13 (0.64%) Cacti
17 12 (0.59%) QRadar
17 12 (0.59%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1,561 (76.78%) Cisco
2 574 (28.23%) VMware
3 564 (27.74%) Microsoft
4 418 (20.56%) CheckPoint
5 367 (18.05%) Juniper
6 306 (15.05%) Palo Alto
7 229 (11.26%) Citrix
8 201 (9.89%) SolarWinds
9 191 (9.39%) HP
10 181 (8.90%) F5
11 174 (8.56%) Meraki
12 140 (6.89%) NetApp
13 130 (6.39%) Fortinet
14 100 (4.92%) Dell
15 99 (4.87%) Symantec
16 81 (3.98%) Avaya
16 81 (3.98%) EMC
17 72 (3.54%) Aruba
18 65 (3.20%) Mitel
19 62 (3.05%) Riverbed