Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 327 252 210
Rank change year-on-year -75 -42 +56
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 842 1,272 2,494
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.27% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% 5.93% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 643 1,039 1,976
10th Percentile £30,365 £28,200 £23,250
25th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,500 £73,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +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 18,292 21,457 36,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 21.44% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12,100 16,134 26,396
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -56 789 £45,000 - 123
UK excluding London -26 599 £42,500 +3.66% 100
London -92 207 £52,500 - 33
South East +10 182 £49,750 +17.06% 26
North of England -7 152 £42,750 +14.00% 18
Work from Home -96 112 £49,500 -1.00% 20
South West -23 93 £43,000 +14.67% 15
Midlands -11 88 £37,500 -11.76% 22
North West +33 85 £45,000 +12.50% 11
East of England -15 60 £38,750 -13.89% 9
West Midlands +1 54 £42,500 -5.56% 13
Yorkshire -26 42 £42,500 - 6
East Midlands -6 34 £32,500 -18.75% 9
North East -10 25 £35,000 +4.48% 1
Scotland -8 21 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Wales +18 4 £46,000 +8.24% 3
Northern Ireland +4 2 £40,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 842 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 552 (65.56%) Cisco
3 389 (46.20%) Firewall
4 329 (39.07%) Microsoft
5 324 (38.48%) CCNP
6 233 (27.67%) WAN
7 214 (25.42%) VMware
8 211 (25.06%) Azure
9 209 (24.82%) Windows
10 199 (23.63%) LAN
11 185 (21.97%) ITIL
12 182 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 179 (21.26%) Active Directory
13 179 (21.26%) Problem-Solving
14 175 (20.78%) Microsoft 365
15 166 (19.71%) Linux
16 144 (17.10%) Wireless
17 141 (16.75%) Network Security
17 141 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
18 138 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 129 (15.32%) Windows Server
20 125 (14.85%) MCSE
20 125 (14.85%) VPN
21 117 (13.90%) Social Skills
22 114 (13.54%) DNS
23 107 (12.71%) Data Centre
24 103 (12.23%) Security Cleared
25 102 (12.11%) MPLS
26 100 (11.88%) TCP/IP
27 93 (11.05%) BGP

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 62 (7.36%) SharePoint
2 46 (5.46%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (1.07%) IIS
7 7 (0.83%) Apache
7 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.71%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.48%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.12%) Confluence
12 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.12%) Jetty
Applications
1 64 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.71%) Gephi
3 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) assyst
1 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 211 (25.06%) Azure
2 175 (20.78%) Microsoft 365
3 72 (8.55%) AWS
4 43 (5.11%) IaaS
5 29 (3.44%) PaaS
6 18 (2.14%) Mimecast
7 15 (1.78%) SaaS
8 11 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.83%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.36%) Azure Storage
11 3 (0.36%) Slack
12 2 (0.24%) Cloudflare
12 2 (0.24%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.24%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.12%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 389 (46.20%) Firewall
2 233 (27.67%) WAN
3 199 (23.63%) LAN
4 144 (17.10%) Wireless
5 141 (16.75%) Network Security
6 125 (14.85%) VPN
7 114 (13.54%) DNS
8 102 (12.11%) MPLS
9 100 (11.88%) TCP/IP
10 93 (11.05%) BGP
11 83 (9.86%) DHCP
12 79 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
13 77 (9.14%) VLAN
14 75 (8.91%) OSPF
15 60 (7.13%) Cisco Nexus
16 58 (6.89%) SD-WAN
17 57 (6.77%) VoIP
18 52 (6.18%) Wi-Fi
19 39 (4.63%) SAN
20 36 (4.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.19%) Big Data
3 9 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.71%) Apache Hive
5 6 (0.71%) Impala
6 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.48%) MySQL
8 3 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.24%) Power BI
10 1 (0.12%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.12%) MS Access
10 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (2.26%) JIRA
2 10 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.71%) Bitbucket
3 6 (0.71%) Bitbucket Server
3 6 (0.71%) git-flow
4 4 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.24%) GCC
6 2 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 117 (13.90%) Social Skills
2 56 (6.65%) Telecoms
3 53 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (5.94%) Finance
5 29 (3.44%) Legal
6 22 (2.61%) Public Sector
7 21 (2.49%) Law
8 16 (1.90%) Military
9 14 (1.66%) Retail
10 13 (1.54%) Banking
11 12 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (0.95%) Local Government
12 8 (0.95%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
14 5 (0.59%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.59%) Avionics
14 5 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.59%) Fire and Rescue
14 5 (0.59%) Games
14 5 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 338 (40.14%) Network Engineer
2 110 (13.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 79 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 76 (9.03%) Administrator
5 72 (8.55%) Network Administrator
6 68 (8.08%) Trainee
6 68 (8.08%) Trainee Administrator
6 68 (8.08%) Trainee Network Administrator
7 66 (7.84%) Consultant
8 64 (7.60%) IT Administrator
9 63 (7.48%) Analyst
10 59 (7.01%) Senior Network Engineer
11 50 (5.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 46 (5.46%) Cisco Engineer
12 46 (5.46%) IT Engineer
13 42 (4.99%) Architect
14 39 (4.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 33 (3.92%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 29 (3.44%) Security Engineer
17 28 (3.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.78%) Web Services
2 6 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (0.71%) Kafka
2 6 (0.71%) XMPP
3 5 (0.59%) COM
3 5 (0.59%) OAuth
3 5 (0.59%) SAML
4 4 (0.48%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.36%) HTML
5 3 (0.36%) OpenID
6 2 (0.24%) .NET
6 2 (0.24%) COM+
6 2 (0.24%) ISPF
6 2 (0.24%) Jinja
6 2 (0.24%) LDAP
6 2 (0.24%) ModSecurity
6 2 (0.24%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.12%) Django
7 1 (0.12%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 107 (12.71%) Data Centre
2 38 (4.51%) Management Information System
3 35 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (3.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 28 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 20 (2.38%) Private Cloud
7 16 (1.90%) Driving Licence
8 12 (1.43%) Replication
9 9 (1.07%) Clustering
9 9 (1.07%) PKI
10 8 (0.95%) User Experience
11 7 (0.83%) Fibre Optics
12 6 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (0.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 5 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (0.59%) FMCG
14 4 (0.48%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.48%) NHS
15 3 (0.36%) Fat Client
15 3 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 209 (24.82%) Windows
2 166 (19.71%) Linux
3 129 (15.32%) Windows Server
4 47 (5.58%) Windows 10
5 39 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (4.16%) Windows Server 2016
7 31 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (3.44%) Windows 7
9 19 (2.26%) Android
9 19 (2.26%) Ubuntu
10 17 (2.02%) Windows Server 2019
11 16 (1.90%) Unix
12 10 (1.19%) CentOS
13 9 (1.07%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.07%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.59%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.36%) Solaris
16 3 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (21.97%) ITIL
2 179 (21.26%) Problem-Solving
3 138 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 68 (8.08%) Presales
5 59 (7.01%) Cybersecurity
5 59 (7.01%) Information Security
5 59 (7.01%) ITIL V3
6 56 (6.65%) Migration
7 48 (5.70%) Network Design
8 47 (5.58%) Project Management
9 42 (4.99%) Network Management
10 40 (4.75%) PRINCE2
11 38 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
12 35 (4.16%) High Availability
13 29 (3.44%) Project Delivery
14 26 (3.09%) Kalman Filter
14 26 (3.09%) Network Monitoring
15 25 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (2.97%) Customer Requirements
16 24 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (7.48%) PowerShell
2 48 (5.70%) SQL
3 28 (3.33%) Python
4 15 (1.78%) Bash Shell
4 15 (1.78%) C
5 11 (1.31%) Perl
6 6 (0.71%) PHP
6 6 (0.71%) R
7 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.36%) C++
8 3 (0.36%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.36%) VB
9 2 (0.24%) Java
9 2 (0.24%) Tcl
10 1 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 842 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 324 (38.48%) CCNP
3 182 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 125 (14.85%) MCSE
5 103 (12.23%) Security Cleared
6 82 (9.74%) Network+ Certification
7 77 (9.14%) SC Cleared
8 76 (9.03%) Linux+ Certification
9 71 (8.43%) Degree
10 68 (8.08%) MCSA
11 54 (6.41%) CISSP
12 51 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 48 (5.70%) DV Cleared
14 37 (4.39%) CCIE
15 34 (4.04%) MCP
16 30 (3.56%) JNCIA
17 22 (2.61%) CCENT
18 21 (2.49%) CompTIA Security+
18 21 (2.49%) MCITP
19 19 (2.26%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.34%) SLA
2 20 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.26%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.90%) GDPR
5 12 (1.43%) PMO
6 11 (1.31%) QA
7 10 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.71%) NIST
9 4 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.48%) NCSC
10 1 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 179 (21.26%) Active Directory
2 141 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (11.05%) Hyper-V
4 49 (5.82%) vSphere
5 35 (4.16%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (3.56%) XenApp
7 18 (2.14%) Firmware
7 18 (2.14%) VMware NSX
8 12 (1.43%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.95%) Docker
9 8 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (0.83%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.71%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (0.59%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.24%) NFS
13 2 (0.24%) Samba
13 2 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (6.65%) SCCM
2 43 (5.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (2.49%) Ansible
4 18 (2.14%) FortiGate
5 16 (1.90%) Nagios
6 15 (1.78%) SCOM
7 12 (1.43%) Kubernetes
7 12 (1.43%) Nmap
8 11 (1.31%) vCenter Server
9 9 (1.07%) Puppet
10 7 (0.83%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.83%) Kibana
10 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.83%) WSUS
11 6 (0.71%) Cacti
11 6 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (0.71%) Nessus
11 6 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 552 (65.56%) Cisco
2 329 (39.07%) Microsoft
3 214 (25.42%) VMware
4 93 (11.05%) Juniper
5 81 (9.62%) Palo Alto
6 76 (9.03%) CheckPoint
7 62 (7.36%) Citrix
8 60 (7.13%) HP
9 50 (5.94%) Meraki
10 47 (5.58%) Veeam
11 45 (5.34%) SolarWinds
12 41 (4.87%) F5
13 34 (4.04%) Fortinet
14 31 (3.68%) Apple
15 26 (3.09%) NetApp
16 24 (2.85%) Avaya
16 24 (2.85%) McAfee
17 23 (2.73%) Sophos
18 22 (2.61%) Aruba
19 20 (2.38%) Dell