Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 271 240 184
Rank change year-on-year -31 -56 +11
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 2,057 2,646 3,711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.51% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.27% 6.19% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,649 2,381 3,256
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.53% +5.33% -1.32%

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 39,000 42,776 50,828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.71% 24.43% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 28,879 32,870 40,878
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 -30 1,920 £40,500 +1.25% 311
UK excluding London -34 1,354 £38,500 -2.53% 260
London -37 635 £47,500 +5.56% 66
South East -21 406 £40,000 - 63
North of England -58 283 £38,500 +10.00% 65
East of England +10 246 £36,000 -15.29% 31
North West +2 182 £40,000 +23.08% 30
Midlands -31 178 £37,113 -4.23% 51
South West -11 175 £39,500 +1.28% 35
East Midlands +1 100 £35,000 - 15
Yorkshire -88 87 £37,500 +1.35% 20
West Midlands -53 82 £42,500 +6.25% 36
Scotland +20 53 £40,000 +11.11% 8
North East -10 14 £33,125 +20.45% 15
Wales -24 12 £37,000 +8.82% 6
Channel Islands - 4 £29,500 -
Northern Ireland +2 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 2,057 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,444 (70.20%) Cisco
3 1,024 (49.78%) Firewall
4 855 (41.57%) CCNP
5 728 (35.39%) Windows
6 646 (31.40%) WAN
7 583 (28.34%) VMware
8 548 (26.64%) Microsoft
9 516 (25.09%) LAN
10 474 (23.04%) ITIL
11 442 (21.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 434 (21.10%) Wireless
13 428 (20.81%) Active Directory
14 422 (20.52%) Data Centre
15 420 (20.42%) Linux
16 394 (19.15%) Windows Server
17 380 (18.47%) MPLS
18 356 (17.31%) TCP/IP
19 342 (16.63%) VMware Infrastructure
20 341 (16.58%) Cisco ASA
21 335 (16.29%) MCSE
22 325 (15.80%) VPN
23 321 (15.61%) Juniper
24 298 (14.49%) OSPF
25 295 (14.34%) BGP
26 287 (13.95%) CheckPoint
26 287 (13.95%) Network Security
27 263 (12.79%) Degree
28 252 (12.25%) SolarWinds
29 250 (12.15%) F5

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
1 191 (9.29%) MS Exchange
2 92 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 56 (2.72%) SharePoint
5 53 (2.58%) Skype for Business
6 46 (2.24%) IIS
7 45 (2.19%) Apache Pig
8 32 (1.56%) Apache
9 30 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (0.68%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.44%) Joomla!
12 9 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.44%) WordPress
13 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.24%) CMS
14 5 (0.24%) Confluence
15 4 (0.19%) nginx
16 3 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 137 (6.66%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 23 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.097%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.097%) CATIA
6 2 (0.097%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.097%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.097%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.049%) assyst
4 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.049%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.049%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 241 (11.72%) Office 365
2 212 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 141 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (0.83%) SaaS
7 16 (0.78%) PaaS
8 15 (0.73%) IaaS
9 8 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.39%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.29%) G Suite
12 4 (0.19%) Akamai
13 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.097%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.097%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 1 (0.049%) Dropbox
15 1 (0.049%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1,024 (49.78%) Firewall
2 646 (31.40%) WAN
3 516 (25.09%) LAN
4 434 (21.10%) Wireless
5 380 (18.47%) MPLS
6 356 (17.31%) TCP/IP
7 341 (16.58%) Cisco ASA
8 325 (15.80%) VPN
9 298 (14.49%) OSPF
10 295 (14.34%) BGP
11 287 (13.95%) Network Security
12 247 (12.01%) DNS
13 243 (11.81%) VoIP
14 239 (11.62%) Cisco Nexus
15 187 (9.09%) DHCP
16 180 (8.75%) VLAN
17 159 (7.73%) SAN
18 150 (7.29%) Wi-Fi
19 116 (5.64%) Wireshark
20 113 (5.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.26%) Big Data
2 67 (3.26%) MySQL
3 45 (2.19%) Apache Hive
3 45 (2.19%) Hadoop
4 25 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.44%) Cognos Impromptu
9 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.24%) Couchbase
10 5 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.24%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.19%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.097%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.097%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.049%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.049%) Informix
Development Applications
1 68 (3.31%) JIRA
2 52 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 52 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 50 (2.43%) Selenium
4 43 (2.09%) Bitbucket
4 43 (2.09%) CodeSonar
4 43 (2.09%) git-flow
4 43 (2.09%) Robot Framework
5 17 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 15 (0.73%) Redmine
7 11 (0.53%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.34%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.19%) GitLab
10 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.097%) NUnit
12 1 (0.049%) AppScan
12 1 (0.049%) Burp Suite
12 1 (0.049%) Metasploit
General
1 247 (12.01%) Telecoms
2 204 (9.92%) Retail
3 198 (9.63%) Finance
4 94 (4.57%) Banking
5 40 (1.94%) German Language
5 40 (1.94%) Italian Language
6 39 (1.90%) Advertising
7 27 (1.31%) French Language
8 26 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.22%) Games
10 18 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (0.73%) Law
13 13 (0.63%) Legal
14 10 (0.49%) Billing
15 9 (0.44%) Front Office
15 9 (0.44%) Marketing
16 8 (0.39%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.34%) Back Office
17 7 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 795 (38.65%) Network Engineer
2 292 (14.20%) Analyst
3 260 (12.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 209 (10.16%) Support Engineer
5 206 (10.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 186 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 153 (7.44%) Security Engineer
8 129 (6.27%) Network Security Engineer
9 104 (5.06%) Senior Network Engineer
10 94 (4.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 92 (4.47%) IT Engineer
12 88 (4.28%) Consultant
13 82 (3.99%) Network Analyst
13 82 (3.99%) Project Engineer
14 75 (3.65%) IT Support
15 72 (3.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 71 (3.45%) Network Support
17 69 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
18 68 (3.31%) Security Analyst
19 64 (3.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (2.87%) LAMP
2 57 (2.77%) RabbitMQ
3 51 (2.48%) .NET
4 50 (2.43%) Java EE
5 48 (2.33%) STL
6 46 (2.24%) SOAP
7 44 (2.14%) ASP.NET
7 44 (2.14%) REST
8 43 (2.09%) .NET Framework
8 43 (2.09%) Django
8 43 (2.09%) Node.js
8 43 (2.09%) Spring MVC
9 14 (0.68%) XMPP
10 13 (0.63%) Flash
10 13 (0.63%) HTML
11 12 (0.58%) 802.1X
11 12 (0.58%) Web Services
12 11 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (0.44%) LEMP Stack
13 9 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 422 (20.52%) Data Centre
2 137 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 135 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
4 79 (3.84%) Computer Science
4 79 (3.84%) Management Information System
5 63 (3.06%) Driving Licence
6 37 (1.80%) Security Operations Centre
7 35 (1.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 35 (1.70%) Public Cloud
8 34 (1.65%) NHS
9 31 (1.51%) Fintech
10 26 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
11 25 (1.22%) Clustering
12 24 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
13 23 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
14 21 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
15 19 (0.92%) Replication
16 18 (0.88%) Cyber Defence
16 18 (0.88%) Hedge funds
16 18 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 728 (35.39%) Windows
2 420 (20.42%) Linux
3 394 (19.15%) Windows Server
4 201 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 137 (6.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (3.21%) Mac OS X
7 63 (3.06%) Windows 7
8 60 (2.92%) Android
9 58 (2.82%) Unix
10 57 (2.77%) Windows 10
11 45 (2.19%) Apple iOS
12 36 (1.75%) CentOS
13 35 (1.70%) Windows 8
13 35 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 27 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (1.07%) Ubuntu
16 19 (0.92%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.63%) FreeBSD
18 10 (0.49%) Kali Linux
19 9 (0.44%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (23.04%) ITIL
2 239 (11.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 232 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
4 211 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
5 182 (8.85%) Network Management
6 139 (6.76%) Incident Management
6 139 (6.76%) Information Security
7 133 (6.47%) Load Balancing
8 126 (6.13%) Service Management
9 114 (5.54%) Service Delivery
10 113 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
11 109 (5.30%) Network Design
12 99 (4.81%) Network Monitoring
12 99 (4.81%) Problem Management
13 97 (4.72%) Migration
13 97 (4.72%) Presales
14 94 (4.57%) Change Management
15 93 (4.52%) SIEM
16 85 (4.13%) Kalman Filter
16 85 (4.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 160 (7.78%) Python
2 129 (6.27%) PowerShell
3 119 (5.79%) C
4 114 (5.54%) Bash Shell
5 100 (4.86%) SQL
6 68 (3.31%) Java
7 64 (3.11%) C#
7 64 (3.11%) JavaScript
8 58 (2.82%) PHP
9 53 (2.58%) C++
10 50 (2.43%) Perl
11 48 (2.33%) Objective-C
12 17 (0.83%) VBA
13 15 (0.73%) Korn
14 9 (0.44%) R
14 9 (0.44%) VBScript
15 8 (0.39%) Ruby
15 8 (0.39%) VB
16 7 (0.34%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2,057 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 855 (41.57%) CCNP
3 442 (21.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 335 (16.29%) MCSE
5 263 (12.79%) Degree
6 238 (11.57%) Security Cleared
7 166 (8.07%) CISSP
8 155 (7.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 152 (7.39%) MCSA
10 144 (7.00%) Network+ Certification
11 134 (6.51%) CCIE
12 127 (6.17%) DV Cleared
13 119 (5.79%) MCP
14 108 (5.25%) CompTIA Security+
15 99 (4.81%) SSCP
16 96 (4.67%) SC Cleared
17 89 (4.33%) SANS
18 88 (4.28%) GIAC
18 88 (4.28%) JNCIA
19 75 (3.65%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (9.87%) SLA
2 65 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (2.28%) PCI DSS
4 41 (1.99%) GDPR
5 30 (1.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 28 (1.36%) PMO
7 13 (0.63%) QA
8 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.19%) COBIT
9 4 (0.19%) GPG13
9 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.097%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.049%) COSO
12 1 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.049%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.049%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.049%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 428 (20.81%) Active Directory
2 342 (16.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 205 (9.97%) Hyper-V
4 103 (5.01%) VMware ESXi
5 101 (4.91%) vSphere
6 61 (2.97%) Docker
7 41 (1.99%) XenApp
8 33 (1.60%) VMware NSX
9 28 (1.36%) ProxySG
10 26 (1.26%) NFS
11 23 (1.12%) Samba
11 23 (1.12%) VMware Server
12 21 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
13 17 (0.83%) XenDesktop
14 15 (0.73%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.58%) vCloud
16 9 (0.44%) Firmware
17 8 (0.39%) VirtualBox
17 8 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 117 (5.69%) Nagios
2 92 (4.47%) Cisco Prime
3 91 (4.42%) Puppet
4 84 (4.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 83 (4.04%) Stealthwatch
6 55 (2.67%) Ansible
7 49 (2.38%) SCCM
8 44 (2.14%) Salt
9 36 (1.75%) vCenter Server
10 31 (1.51%) QRadar
11 29 (1.41%) FortiGate
12 28 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
13 27 (1.31%) Cacti
14 21 (1.02%) Backup Exec
15 20 (0.97%) ZABBIX
16 19 (0.92%) RSA Security Analytics
17 16 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
17 16 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
18 11 (0.53%) CSIRT
19 10 (0.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1,444 (70.20%) Cisco
2 583 (28.34%) VMware
3 548 (26.64%) Microsoft
4 321 (15.61%) Juniper
5 287 (13.95%) CheckPoint
6 252 (12.25%) SolarWinds
7 250 (12.15%) F5
8 178 (8.65%) HP
9 157 (7.63%) Palo Alto
10 152 (7.39%) Citrix
11 151 (7.34%) Meraki
12 123 (5.98%) Fortinet
13 116 (5.64%) Dell
14 106 (5.15%) EMC
15 105 (5.10%) NetApp
16 65 (3.16%) Symantec
17 60 (2.92%) Riverbed
17 60 (2.92%) Splunk
18 56 (2.72%) Avaya
19 52 (2.53%) Blue Coat