Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 253 235 251
Rank change year-on-year -18 +16 -45
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 1,438 2,202 2,352
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.48% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.82% 6.01% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,210 1,878 2,086
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -

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 24,688 36,622 41,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.44% 24.57% 23.67%
Number of salaries quoted 18,180 26,432 32,187
Median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +2.99%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 -18 1,381 £45,000 +5.88% 134
UK excluding London -12 905 £41,000 +2.50% 110
London +9 512 £52,500 -4.55% 35
South East +16 312 £45,000 +7.66% 20
North of England -66 201 £37,500 +2.04% 38
East of England -16 122 £45,000 +28.57% 5
South West +33 118 £37,500 -8.54% 15
Midlands -23 114 £42,500 +2.41% 21
North West +18 96 £38,000 -9.52% 14
West Midlands -27 65 £42,500 - 16
Yorkshire -91 64 £42,500 +34.92% 15
Work from Home -34 56 £52,500 -4.55% 9
East Midlands +41 49 £42,500 +21.43% 5
North East +12 41 £33,500 -8.22% 9
Scotland +37 30 £50,000 +61.29% 5
Wales -7 8 £38,750 +3.33% 6
Northern Ireland +18 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 1,438 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 982 (68.29%) Cisco
3 696 (48.40%) Firewall
4 620 (43.12%) CCNP
5 468 (32.55%) WAN
6 449 (31.22%) Microsoft
7 431 (29.97%) LAN
8 427 (29.69%) Windows
9 386 (26.84%) VMware
10 376 (26.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 335 (23.30%) Azure
12 297 (20.65%) Active Directory
13 279 (19.40%) Office 365
14 270 (18.78%) MCSE
15 267 (18.57%) VPN
16 259 (18.01%) ITIL
17 258 (17.94%) VMware Infrastructure
18 257 (17.87%) Windows Server
19 250 (17.39%) BGP
20 242 (16.83%) Network Security
21 229 (15.92%) Data Centre
22 220 (15.30%) MPLS
22 220 (15.30%) TCP/IP
23 214 (14.88%) Wireless
24 212 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 208 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
26 204 (14.19%) OSPF
27 197 (13.70%) Juniper
28 193 (13.42%) Linux
29 179 (12.45%) VLAN

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 72 (5.01%) MS Exchange
2 64 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 60 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 44 (3.06%) Skype for Business
5 43 (2.99%) IIS
6 34 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.04%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.14%) Apache
11 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.070%) CMS
12 1 (0.070%) Confluence
12 1 (0.070%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.070%) SAS
12 1 (0.070%) WordPress
Applications
1 85 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (0.28%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.14%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.21%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.070%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 335 (23.30%) Azure
2 279 (19.40%) Office 365
3 142 (9.87%) AWS
4 42 (2.92%) IaaS
5 36 (2.50%) SaaS
6 34 (2.36%) PaaS
7 18 (1.25%) Mimecast
8 17 (1.18%) GCP
9 16 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (1.11%) OpenShift
10 15 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.56%) GitHub
14 7 (0.49%) G Suite
15 6 (0.42%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.21%) Power Platform
17 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 696 (48.40%) Firewall
2 468 (32.55%) WAN
3 431 (29.97%) LAN
4 267 (18.57%) VPN
5 250 (17.39%) BGP
6 242 (16.83%) Network Security
7 220 (15.30%) MPLS
7 220 (15.30%) TCP/IP
8 214 (14.88%) Wireless
9 204 (14.19%) OSPF
10 179 (12.45%) VLAN
11 175 (12.17%) DNS
12 161 (11.20%) VoIP
13 155 (10.78%) Cisco ASA
14 141 (9.81%) DHCP
15 130 (9.04%) Internet
16 116 (8.07%) IPsec
17 113 (7.86%) Wi-Fi
18 92 (6.40%) Cisco Nexus
19 76 (5.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.57%) Big Data
3 12 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.21%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.21%) Impala
8 3 (0.21%) Power BI
8 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.14%) MySQL
9 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 24 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 14 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 14 (0.97%) JIRA
3 11 (0.76%) Bitbucket
4 10 (0.70%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.63%) git-flow
6 8 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (0.49%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.21%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.14%) MSI
9 2 (0.14%) Postman
9 2 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.14%) WebScarab
10 1 (0.070%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.070%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.070%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.070%) TestLink
10 1 (0.070%) TestRail
10 1 (0.070%) Zephyr
General
1 140 (9.74%) Finance
2 111 (7.72%) Telecoms
3 56 (3.89%) Legal
4 45 (3.13%) Law
5 40 (2.78%) Public Sector
6 30 (2.09%) Banking
7 28 (1.95%) Retail
8 22 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.04%) French Language
10 13 (0.90%) German Language
10 13 (0.90%) Japanese Language
11 11 (0.76%) Back Office
12 9 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.63%) Local Government
13 8 (0.56%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.56%) Italian Language
13 8 (0.56%) Military
14 7 (0.49%) Electronics
15 5 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 590 (41.03%) Network Engineer
2 179 (12.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 156 (10.85%) Support Engineer
4 117 (8.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 109 (7.58%) Analyst
6 91 (6.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 90 (6.26%) Security Engineer
8 86 (5.98%) IT Engineer
9 77 (5.35%) Consultant
10 71 (4.94%) Network Security Engineer
10 71 (4.94%) Senior Network Engineer
11 68 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 61 (4.24%) IT Support
13 55 (3.82%) Architect
14 48 (3.34%) Network Analyst
15 43 (2.99%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
15 43 (2.99%) NOC Engineer
16 42 (2.92%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
16 42 (2.92%) IT Support Engineer
17 39 (2.71%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.23%) 802.1X
1 32 (2.23%) OAuth
1 32 (2.23%) OpenID
1 32 (2.23%) SAML
2 30 (2.09%) SailPoint
3 12 (0.83%) Web Services
4 9 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (0.63%) Kafka
5 8 (0.56%) .NET
5 8 (0.56%) XMPP
6 7 (0.49%) REST
7 6 (0.42%) AngularJS
7 6 (0.42%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.42%) GraphQL
7 6 (0.42%) Node.js
7 6 (0.42%) React
7 6 (0.42%) Spring
7 6 (0.42%) Spring MVC
7 6 (0.42%) Vue.js
8 3 (0.21%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 229 (15.92%) Data Centre
2 124 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
4 48 (3.34%) Driving Licence
5 46 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 29 (2.02%) Private Cloud
7 25 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 25 (1.74%) Public Cloud
8 22 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
8 22 (1.53%) PKI
8 22 (1.53%) Replication
9 15 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (0.90%) CCTV
11 12 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (0.76%) Handset
13 10 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (0.63%) iPhone
14 9 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.56%) Cybercrime
16 6 (0.42%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 427 (29.69%) Windows
2 257 (17.87%) Windows Server
3 193 (13.42%) Linux
4 93 (6.47%) Windows 10
5 78 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (4.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 59 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (3.27%) Unix
9 36 (2.50%) Windows 7
10 31 (2.16%) Windows 8
11 29 (2.02%) Windows Server 2019
12 22 (1.53%) CentOS
13 21 (1.46%) Ubuntu
14 20 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (1.11%) Fedora
16 11 (0.76%) Android
17 9 (0.63%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.49%) Solaris
18 7 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
19 6 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (18.01%) ITIL
2 212 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 208 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
4 127 (8.83%) Network Design
5 113 (7.86%) Information Security
6 105 (7.30%) Cybersecurity
7 88 (6.12%) Mentoring
8 86 (5.98%) Load Balancing
9 76 (5.29%) Service Delivery
10 72 (5.01%) Network Monitoring
11 67 (4.66%) Computer Science
11 67 (4.66%) Presales
12 66 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
12 66 (4.59%) Project Delivery
13 62 (4.31%) SIEM
14 61 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
15 60 (4.17%) Project Management
15 60 (4.17%) Service Management
16 56 (3.89%) Network Management
17 55 (3.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (10.08%) PowerShell
2 85 (5.91%) Python
3 84 (5.84%) SQL
4 51 (3.55%) Bash Shell
5 42 (2.92%) C
6 7 (0.49%) Perl
7 6 (0.42%) C++
8 5 (0.35%) Ruby
9 4 (0.28%) C#
9 4 (0.28%) Java
9 4 (0.28%) PHP
9 4 (0.28%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.28%) VB
9 4 (0.28%) VBScript
10 3 (0.21%) R
11 2 (0.14%) Ada
11 2 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1,438 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 620 (43.12%) CCNP
3 376 (26.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 270 (18.78%) MCSE
5 172 (11.96%) MCSA
6 158 (10.99%) Degree
7 123 (8.55%) JNCIA
8 120 (8.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 115 (8.00%) Security Cleared
10 103 (7.16%) CISSP
11 69 (4.80%) CCIE
12 59 (4.10%) Network+ Certification
13 58 (4.03%) JNCIS
13 58 (4.03%) SC Cleared
14 52 (3.62%) CCSA
15 46 (3.20%) MCP
16 45 (3.13%) MCITP
17 44 (3.06%) DV Cleared
18 39 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
19 38 (2.64%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (9.25%) SLA
2 82 (5.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.02%) GDPR
4 23 (1.60%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.49%) QA
7 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.42%) PMO
8 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.28%) GPG13
10 3 (0.21%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.070%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 297 (20.65%) Active Directory
2 258 (17.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (8.21%) Hyper-V
4 59 (4.10%) vSphere
5 51 (3.55%) Docker
6 42 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (2.57%) Firmware
8 20 (1.39%) VMware NSX
9 19 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (1.32%) Xen
10 18 (1.25%) NFS
10 18 (1.25%) XenApp
11 17 (1.18%) VirtualBox
12 16 (1.11%) Samba
13 13 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.83%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.42%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.35%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (3.89%) Ansible
2 49 (3.41%) Kubernetes
3 48 (3.34%) FortiGate
4 47 (3.27%) SCCM
5 46 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 45 (3.13%) Puppet
7 29 (2.02%) vCenter Server
8 25 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
9 24 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
10 23 (1.60%) Nagios
11 19 (1.32%) ZABBIX
12 16 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
12 16 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
12 16 (1.11%) OpenNMS
13 15 (1.04%) WSUS
14 14 (0.97%) SCOM
15 12 (0.83%) Cisco CME
16 11 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
17 10 (0.70%) Backup Exec
18 9 (0.63%) Nessus
Vendors
1 982 (68.29%) Cisco
2 449 (31.22%) Microsoft
3 386 (26.84%) VMware
4 197 (13.70%) Juniper
5 179 (12.45%) Palo Alto
6 131 (9.11%) CheckPoint
7 116 (8.07%) Citrix
8 108 (7.51%) Meraki
9 107 (7.44%) SolarWinds
10 105 (7.30%) HP
11 86 (5.98%) F5
12 51 (3.55%) Dell
13 50 (3.48%) NetApp
14 49 (3.41%) Fortinet
14 49 (3.41%) Sophos
15 40 (2.78%) Veeam
16 34 (2.36%) CyberArk
17 33 (2.29%) Avaya
18 31 (2.16%) Brocade
19 30 (2.09%) Mitel