Period
to 25 February 2021

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 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 275 253 263
Rank change year-on-year -22 +10 -13
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 852 1,586 2,029
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.28% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.68% 5.91% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 809 1,367 1,779
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -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 14,998 26,818 36,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.25% 21.72% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10,624 20,241 27,086
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,797 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.09% +3.33% +5.88%

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 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 18 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 February 2021. 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 -7 817 £45,000 - 126
UK excluding London -3 575 £42,500 - 111
London -22 247 £57,500 +11.65% 23
South East -2 190 £48,750 +8.33% 33
North of England +7 124 £45,000 +12.50% 28
Work from Home -28 122 £45,000 -10.00% 21
South West +43 99 £42,750 +14.00% 8
Midlands +20 88 £37,500 -11.76% 19
North West +24 75 £45,000 +12.50% 12
East of England +37 65 £47,500 +21.79% 15
West Midlands +23 45 £41,000 -8.89% 15
East Midlands +38 43 £34,000 -15.00% 4
Yorkshire +14 32 £37,500 -11.76% 12
North East +6 17 £47,500 +58.33% 4
Scotland +17 7 £62,500 +78.57% 2
Northern Ireland +17 4 £42,500 +11.84% 2
Wales +29 1 £42,500 - 4
Channel Islands - 1 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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.

1 852 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 509 (59.74%) Cisco
3 411 (48.24%) Firewall
4 335 (39.32%) CCNP
5 304 (35.68%) Microsoft
6 252 (29.58%) WAN
7 246 (28.87%) VMware
8 229 (26.88%) Windows
9 225 (26.41%) Azure
10 207 (24.30%) LAN
11 200 (23.47%) Microsoft 365
12 199 (23.36%) ITIL
13 197 (23.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 191 (22.42%) Active Directory
15 177 (20.77%) Network Security
16 156 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
17 148 (17.37%) Windows Server
18 145 (17.02%) VPN
19 140 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 138 (16.20%) MCSE
21 128 (15.02%) Linux
22 124 (14.55%) DNS
23 111 (13.03%) MPLS
23 111 (13.03%) Security Cleared
24 110 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
25 108 (12.68%) BGP
26 105 (12.32%) Degree
27 97 (11.38%) CISSP
27 97 (11.38%) VoIP
28 94 (11.03%) 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 53 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 52 (6.10%) MS Exchange
3 23 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (1.53%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.70%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.70%) IIS
9 4 (0.47%) Apache
9 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.35%) CMS
11 1 (0.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 55 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.70%) Gephi
4 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 225 (26.41%) Azure
2 200 (23.47%) Microsoft 365
3 80 (9.39%) AWS
4 43 (5.05%) IaaS
5 34 (3.99%) PaaS
6 19 (2.23%) SaaS
7 15 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (1.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 11 (1.29%) GCP
9 10 (1.17%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.94%) G Suite
11 6 (0.70%) Route 53
11 6 (0.70%) Slack
12 5 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.35%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.23%) Cloudflare
14 2 (0.23%) Power Platform
15 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 411 (48.24%) Firewall
2 252 (29.58%) WAN
3 207 (24.30%) LAN
4 177 (20.77%) Network Security
5 145 (17.02%) VPN
6 124 (14.55%) DNS
7 111 (13.03%) MPLS
8 108 (12.68%) BGP
9 97 (11.38%) VoIP
10 94 (11.03%) VLAN
11 93 (10.92%) DHCP
11 93 (10.92%) TCP/IP
12 92 (10.80%) Wireless
13 79 (9.27%) OSPF
14 78 (9.15%) Cisco ASA
15 51 (5.99%) Wi-Fi
16 49 (5.75%) Cisco Nexus
17 42 (4.93%) SAN
18 38 (4.46%) Internet
19 32 (3.76%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (1.29%) Big Data
4 8 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (0.82%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.70%) Apache Hive
6 6 (0.70%) Impala
6 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.35%) MySQL
8 2 (0.23%) Power BI
9 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.12%) MS Access
9 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (1.64%) JIRA
2 13 (1.53%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.70%) Bitbucket
4 6 (0.70%) Bitbucket Server
4 6 (0.70%) git-flow
5 3 (0.35%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (0.35%) WebScarab
6 2 (0.23%) GCC
7 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (6.46%) Telecoms
2 50 (5.87%) Finance
3 23 (2.70%) Legal
4 22 (2.58%) Military
5 18 (2.11%) Banking
6 17 (2.00%) Public Sector
7 15 (1.76%) Law
8 14 (1.64%) Retail
9 8 (0.94%) Local Government
10 7 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.59%) Fire and Rescue
11 5 (0.59%) Mandarin Language
11 5 (0.59%) Publishing
12 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.47%) German Language
13 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.35%) Back Office
13 3 (0.35%) Billing
13 3 (0.35%) French Language
13 3 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 325 (38.15%) Network Engineer
2 110 (12.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 94 (11.03%) Consultant
4 73 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 64 (7.51%) Architect
6 61 (7.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 59 (6.92%) Analyst
8 57 (6.69%) Senior Network Engineer
9 54 (6.34%) Cisco Engineer
10 53 (6.22%) IT Engineer
11 45 (5.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 35 (4.11%) Security Engineer
13 33 (3.87%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 28 (3.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
14 28 (3.29%) Administrator
15 27 (3.17%) NOC Engineer
16 26 (3.05%) IP Engineer
16 26 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
17 25 (2.93%) Network Administrator
17 25 (2.93%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.81%) OAuth
1 41 (4.81%) SAML
2 39 (4.58%) OpenID
3 12 (1.41%) SailPoint
4 11 (1.29%) Web Services
5 7 (0.82%) Node.js
5 7 (0.82%) React
6 6 (0.70%) 802.1X
6 6 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (0.70%) Kafka
7 5 (0.59%) OAuth2
8 4 (0.47%) COM
8 4 (0.47%) XMPP
9 3 (0.35%) HTML
9 3 (0.35%) LDAP
10 2 (0.23%) .NET
10 2 (0.23%) COM+
10 2 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.23%) Jinja
10 2 (0.23%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 93 (10.92%) Data Centre
2 61 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.34%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (3.05%) Driving Licence
6 24 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 24 (2.82%) Public Cloud
7 19 (2.23%) Private Cloud
8 16 (1.88%) Replication
9 12 (1.41%) Clustering
10 10 (1.17%) Cloud Native
11 8 (0.94%) User Experience
12 7 (0.82%) Fibre Optics
13 6 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
13 6 (0.70%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 6 (0.70%) PKI
14 5 (0.59%) Internet of Things
15 4 (0.47%) NHS
16 3 (0.35%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 229 (26.88%) Windows
2 148 (17.37%) Windows Server
3 128 (15.02%) Linux
4 51 (5.99%) Windows 10
5 45 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (3.40%) Windows 7
8 28 (3.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 23 (2.70%) Unix
10 20 (2.35%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.76%) Android
12 14 (1.64%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.41%) Windows 8
13 12 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
14 11 (1.29%) CentOS
15 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.59%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
17 3 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (23.36%) ITIL
2 140 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 110 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
4 84 (9.86%) Information Security
5 63 (7.39%) ITIL V3
6 60 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
7 56 (6.57%) Migration
8 53 (6.22%) Presales
9 50 (5.87%) Identity Access Management
10 48 (5.63%) Security Architecture
11 47 (5.52%) Network Design
12 43 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
12 43 (5.05%) Project Management
13 41 (4.81%) DevOps
14 40 (4.69%) PRINCE2
15 37 (4.34%) Network Monitoring
16 33 (3.87%) Network Virtualisation
17 31 (3.64%) Computer Science
18 30 (3.52%) Network Management
19 29 (3.40%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 55 (6.46%) SQL
2 54 (6.34%) PowerShell
3 33 (3.87%) Python
4 16 (1.88%) C
5 11 (1.29%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.17%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.94%) Perl
7 8 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.70%) R
9 3 (0.35%) C++
9 3 (0.35%) PHP
10 2 (0.23%) Java
10 2 (0.23%) Tcl
10 2 (0.23%) VB
11 1 (0.12%) Korn
11 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 852 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 335 (39.32%) CCNP
3 197 (23.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 138 (16.20%) MCSE
5 111 (13.03%) Security Cleared
6 105 (12.32%) Degree
7 97 (11.38%) CISSP
8 81 (9.51%) SC Cleared
9 69 (8.10%) MCSA
10 56 (6.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 46 (5.40%) MCP
12 44 (5.16%) DV Cleared
13 35 (4.11%) CCSA
14 32 (3.76%) CCIE
14 32 (3.76%) JNCIA
15 28 (3.29%) MCITP
15 28 (3.29%) Network+ Certification
16 25 (2.93%) Linux+ Certification
17 24 (2.82%) CEH
18 22 (2.58%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.57%) SLA
2 54 (6.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.41%) GDPR
5 9 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.94%) QA
7 4 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.23%) NCSC
8 2 (0.23%) NIST
9 1 (0.12%) COBIT
9 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 191 (22.42%) Active Directory
2 156 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (10.21%) Hyper-V
4 47 (5.52%) vSphere
5 33 (3.87%) XenApp
6 27 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (2.82%) VMware NSX
8 23 (2.70%) Firmware
9 16 (1.88%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.76%) Docker
11 7 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.70%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.35%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.35%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.35%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.23%) NFS
14 2 (0.23%) Samba
14 2 (0.23%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 55 (6.46%) SCCM
2 39 (4.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (2.58%) Ansible
4 21 (2.46%) Kubernetes
4 21 (2.46%) Puppet
5 18 (2.11%) FortiGate
6 17 (2.00%) Nagios
6 17 (2.00%) Nessus
7 16 (1.88%) vCenter Server
8 12 (1.41%) Terraform
9 11 (1.29%) SCOM
10 10 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.82%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (0.82%) Nmap
12 6 (0.70%) Cacti
12 6 (0.70%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.70%) Kibana
12 6 (0.70%) Oozie
13 5 (0.59%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 509 (59.74%) Cisco
2 304 (35.68%) Microsoft
3 246 (28.87%) VMware
4 92 (10.80%) CheckPoint
5 87 (10.21%) Juniper
6 76 (8.92%) Citrix
7 70 (8.22%) Palo Alto
8 61 (7.16%) Meraki
9 54 (6.34%) SolarWinds
10 46 (5.40%) HP
11 43 (5.05%) F5
11 43 (5.05%) Veeam
12 34 (3.99%) NetApp
13 29 (3.40%) Avaya
13 29 (3.40%) Fortinet
14 28 (3.29%) Apple
15 27 (3.17%) Blue Coat
16 24 (2.82%) ForgeRock
17 20 (2.35%) Brocade
17 20 (2.35%) Splunk