Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 179 189
Rank change year-on-year -57 +10 +17
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2656 3693 4010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.93% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.20% 7.31% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2389 3257 3464
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +2.70%

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 42839 50534 60445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.32% 26.40% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 32874 40763 48359
UK median annual salary £45,383 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.85% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -47 2525 £40,000 - 101
UK excluding London -51 1732 £40,000 +6.67% 77
London -45 868 £45,000 -10.00% 26
South East -86 467 £40,000 - 14
North of England +15 446 £36,000 -1.37% 30
Midlands -11 300 £39,500 +5.33% 8
East of England +9 270 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Yorkshire +48 238 £37,000 -7.50% 14
West Midlands -28 197 £40,000 +3.23% 5
North West +5 194 £34,000 -3.55% 13
South West -61 180 £40,000 +14.29% 9
East Midlands +26 101 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Scotland -45 36 £39,000 +12.23% 2
Wales -28 29 £34,000 +16.24%
North East -20 14 £36,500 +37.74% 3
Northern Ireland -10 13 £31,250 -21.88%
Channel Islands +8 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 2656 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1861 (70.07%) Cisco
3 1376 (51.81%) Firewall
4 1148 (43.22%) CCNP
5 1047 (39.42%) Windows
6 857 (32.27%) WAN
7 837 (31.51%) VMware
8 763 (28.73%) LAN
9 751 (28.28%) Microsoft
10 719 (27.07%) ITIL
11 640 (24.10%) Active Directory
12 622 (23.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 593 (22.33%) Windows Server
14 555 (20.90%) DNS
15 525 (19.77%) VPN
16 510 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
17 474 (17.85%) MCSE
18 470 (17.70%) TCP/IP
19 438 (16.49%) Juniper
20 424 (15.96%) Linux
21 411 (15.47%) Wireless
22 406 (15.29%) MPLS
23 402 (15.14%) Cisco ASA
23 402 (15.14%) Network Security
23 402 (15.14%) Data Centre
24 392 (14.76%) DHCP
25 377 (14.19%) BGP
26 372 (14.01%) CheckPoint
27 356 (13.40%) VoIP
28 347 (13.06%) MS Exchange

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
1 347 (13.06%) MS Exchange
2 190 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 64 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 54 (2.03%) IIS
6 52 (1.96%) Skype for Business
7 31 (1.17%) Apache
8 30 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.38%) CMS
11 9 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.26%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.19%) Joomla!
15 5 (0.19%) WordPress
16 4 (0.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 143 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 21 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.038%) HipChat
6 1 (0.038%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (0.38%) WebTrends
2 8 (0.30%) Magento
3 2 (0.075%) BASE24
3 2 (0.075%) Workfront
4 1 (0.038%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.038%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.038%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 242 (9.11%) Office 365
2 180 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 133 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (1.66%) G Suite
5 26 (0.98%) SaaS
6 24 (0.90%) IaaS
7 17 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.41%) PaaS
9 10 (0.38%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.23%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.075%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.075%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.075%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.075%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.075%) Route 53
12 2 (0.075%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1376 (51.81%) Firewall
2 857 (32.27%) WAN
3 763 (28.73%) LAN
4 555 (20.90%) DNS
5 525 (19.77%) VPN
6 470 (17.70%) TCP/IP
7 411 (15.47%) Wireless
8 406 (15.29%) MPLS
9 402 (15.14%) Cisco ASA
9 402 (15.14%) Network Security
10 392 (14.76%) DHCP
11 377 (14.19%) BGP
12 356 (13.40%) VoIP
13 344 (12.95%) OSPF
14 295 (11.11%) VLAN
15 292 (10.99%) SAN
16 201 (7.57%) Cisco Nexus
17 186 (7.00%) Internet
18 180 (6.78%) EIGRP
19 136 (5.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (0.98%) MySQL
5 21 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 19 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (0.56%) Relational Database
8 13 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.30%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.19%) Big Data
12 4 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.075%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.075%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.075%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.075%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.075%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.075%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (0.64%) JIRA
2 13 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.26%) Metasploit
6 5 (0.19%) Redmine
7 4 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.11%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.075%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.075%) JMeter
9 2 (0.075%) Subversion
9 2 (0.075%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.038%) Introscope
10 1 (0.038%) Rational Rose
General
1 311 (11.71%) Finance
2 244 (9.19%) Telecoms
3 76 (2.86%) Banking
4 43 (1.62%) Back Office
4 43 (1.62%) Law
5 39 (1.47%) Retail
6 36 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.13%) Electronics
7 30 (1.13%) Legal
8 25 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 25 (0.94%) Games
8 25 (0.94%) Marketing
9 24 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 22 (0.83%) Advertising
11 10 (0.38%) Billing
12 9 (0.34%) Automotive
12 9 (0.34%) French Language
13 8 (0.30%) German Language
13 8 (0.30%) Italian Language
14 7 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 980 (36.90%) Network Engineer
2 389 (14.65%) Cisco Engineer
3 383 (14.42%) Analyst
4 342 (12.88%) Support Engineer
5 304 (11.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 267 (10.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 200 (7.53%) Network Support
8 188 (7.08%) Network Analyst
9 184 (6.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 146 (5.50%) IT Engineer
11 137 (5.16%) IT Support
11 137 (5.16%) Support Analyst
12 136 (5.12%) Senior Network Engineer
13 127 (4.78%) Consultant
14 126 (4.74%) Security Engineer
15 123 (4.63%) Network Support Engineer
16 111 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support
17 104 (3.92%) Security Analyst
18 97 (3.65%) Network Security Engineer
19 89 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.20%) 802.1X
2 31 (1.17%) CSS
3 27 (1.02%) Web Services
4 23 (0.87%) HTML
5 21 (0.79%) XMPP
6 12 (0.45%) .NET
6 12 (0.45%) RFC 2547
7 8 (0.30%) Ajax
7 8 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (0.30%) Entity Framework
7 8 (0.30%) jQuery
7 8 (0.30%) WCF
8 7 (0.26%) LAMP
9 5 (0.19%) ADSI
9 5 (0.19%) Regular Expression
10 4 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.075%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (0.075%) Middleware
11 2 (0.075%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.075%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 402 (15.14%) Data Centre
2 176 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (4.71%) Computer Science
4 123 (4.63%) Driving Licence
5 80 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 47 (1.77%) Clustering
7 46 (1.73%) Replication
8 40 (1.51%) Hedge funds
8 40 (1.51%) iPad
9 34 (1.28%) CESG
10 26 (0.98%) PKI
10 26 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
11 17 (0.64%) Fintech
12 14 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
13 13 (0.49%) Client/Server
13 13 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
13 13 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (0.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1047 (39.42%) Windows
2 593 (22.33%) Windows Server
3 424 (15.96%) Linux
4 339 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 290 (10.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 166 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 115 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 109 (4.10%) Unix
9 94 (3.54%) Windows 10
10 80 (3.01%) Windows XP
11 55 (2.07%) Windows 8
12 54 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 39 (1.47%) CentOS
14 29 (1.09%) Debian
15 23 (0.87%) Ubuntu
16 20 (0.75%) Mac OS X
17 19 (0.72%) Android
18 18 (0.68%) AIX
19 14 (0.53%) Apple iOS
20 13 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (27.07%) ITIL
2 194 (7.30%) Load Balancing
3 161 (6.06%) Network Management
4 147 (5.53%) Network Monitoring
5 144 (5.42%) Project Management
6 142 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 137 (5.16%) Information Security
8 136 (5.12%) Network Design
9 127 (4.78%) Change Management
10 122 (4.59%) Service Delivery
11 113 (4.25%) Problem Management
12 112 (4.22%) Service Management
13 111 (4.18%) Mentoring
14 110 (4.14%) Time Management
15 106 (3.99%) High Availability
16 103 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
17 101 (3.80%) Presales
18 93 (3.50%) Kalman Filter
19 85 (3.20%) Change Control
20 82 (3.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 172 (6.48%) SQL
2 110 (4.14%) PowerShell
3 85 (3.20%) Python
4 56 (2.11%) Bash Shell
5 38 (1.43%) Shell Script
6 36 (1.36%) C
7 34 (1.28%) Perl
8 30 (1.13%) JavaScript
9 24 (0.90%) Java
9 24 (0.90%) VBScript
10 20 (0.75%) VB
11 12 (0.45%) PHP
11 12 (0.45%) Ruby
12 10 (0.38%) C#
12 10 (0.38%) Erlang
13 9 (0.34%) C++
14 6 (0.23%) Korn
15 2 (0.075%) R
15 2 (0.075%) VBA
16 1 (0.038%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 2656 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1148 (43.22%) CCNP
3 622 (23.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 474 (17.85%) MCSE
5 262 (9.86%) Degree
6 255 (9.60%) MCSA
7 236 (8.89%) MCP
8 188 (7.08%) Security Cleared
8 188 (7.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 186 (7.00%) CCIE
10 174 (6.55%) CISSP
11 132 (4.97%) SC Cleared
12 108 (4.07%) CCSA
13 101 (3.80%) JNCIA
14 87 (3.28%) MCITP
15 81 (3.05%) JNCIP
16 79 (2.97%) CCDA
16 79 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
17 78 (2.94%) A+ Certification
18 77 (2.90%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (8.85%) SLA
2 113 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 88 (3.31%) PCI DSS
4 30 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (0.64%) QA
6 13 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.38%) PMO
8 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.23%) GDPR
9 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.19%) GPG13
11 4 (0.15%) Def Stans
12 3 (0.11%) COBIT
13 2 (0.075%) BS25999
13 2 (0.075%) GCP
14 1 (0.038%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.038%) NIST 800
System Software
1 640 (24.10%) Active Directory
2 510 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 339 (12.76%) Hyper-V
4 113 (4.25%) vSphere
5 80 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
6 67 (2.52%) XenApp
7 57 (2.15%) Terminal Services
8 29 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
9 25 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
10 24 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (0.72%) KVM
11 19 (0.72%) XenServer
12 18 (0.68%) XenDesktop
13 17 (0.64%) Firmware
14 16 (0.60%) VMware NSX
15 12 (0.45%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (0.30%) ISA Server
16 8 (0.30%) vCloud
17 7 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 103 (3.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 78 (2.94%) SCCM
3 43 (1.62%) Backup Exec
4 40 (1.51%) vCenter Server
5 39 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
5 39 (1.47%) FortiGate
6 37 (1.39%) Nagios
7 35 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
7 35 (1.32%) Cisco UCCE
8 34 (1.28%) SCOM
9 32 (1.20%) Cacti
10 28 (1.05%) WSUS
11 27 (1.02%) Puppet
12 26 (0.98%) ZABBIX
13 17 (0.64%) Ansible
14 15 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 15 (0.56%) WMI
15 14 (0.53%) Cisco CME
15 14 (0.53%) SCDPM
16 12 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1861 (70.07%) Cisco
2 837 (31.51%) VMware
3 751 (28.28%) Microsoft
4 438 (16.49%) Juniper
5 372 (14.01%) CheckPoint
6 257 (9.68%) Citrix
7 243 (9.15%) HP
8 240 (9.04%) F5
9 174 (6.55%) Palo Alto
10 144 (5.42%) SolarWinds
11 116 (4.37%) Dell
12 105 (3.95%) Red Hat
13 101 (3.80%) Avaya
14 89 (3.35%) Meraki
15 69 (2.60%) Aruba
15 69 (2.60%) SonicWALL
16 60 (2.26%) Google
16 60 (2.26%) Veeam
17 58 (2.18%) Brocade
17 58 (2.18%) Fortinet