Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 245 260 243
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17 -56
Permanent jobs citing CCNA 1,653 2,026 2,512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.34% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.01% 5.52% 6.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,352 1,631 2,179
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +14.86% -6.33% +5.33%

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 27,495 36,680 41,512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.87% 24.17% 23.82%
Number of salaries quoted 20,380 26,784 32,216
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,600 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 January 2020.

Salary histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 16 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 24 January 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 +11 1,586 £45,000 +12.50% 268
UK excluding London +5 1,070 £42,500 +14.86% 212
London +32 542 £50,000 - 79
South East +67 437 £45,000 +20.00% 63
North of England -25 188 £40,000 +14.29% 65
Midlands +15 144 £41,500 +9.21% 27
East of England -17 143 £35,000 - 23
South West +8 127 £37,500 - 11
North West +19 109 £40,500 +1.25% 31
West Midlands +3 87 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Yorkshire -35 59 £42,500 +41.67% 22
East Midlands +6 57 £40,000 +23.08% 10
Scotland +18 20 £44,000 +15.79% 11
North East +16 20 £30,000 -14.29% 12
Wales 0 8 £35,000 -4.11% 7
Northern Ireland +10 3 £37,500 +36.36% 5

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 1,653 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,161 (70.24%) Cisco
3 843 (51.00%) Firewall
4 770 (46.58%) CCNP
5 548 (33.15%) Windows
6 531 (32.12%) WAN
7 514 (31.09%) LAN
8 510 (30.85%) Microsoft
9 466 (28.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 410 (24.80%) VMware
11 391 (23.65%) Azure
12 374 (22.63%) Active Directory
13 342 (20.69%) MCSE
14 339 (20.51%) ITIL
15 330 (19.96%) VPN
16 328 (19.84%) Network Security
17 324 (19.60%) TCP/IP
18 314 (19.00%) Data Centre
19 306 (18.51%) Windows Server
20 303 (18.33%) Juniper
21 285 (17.24%) DNS
22 278 (16.82%) BGP
23 275 (16.64%) Office 365
24 271 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
24 271 (16.39%) Linux
25 267 (16.15%) MPLS
26 263 (15.91%) OSPF
27 244 (14.76%) DHCP
28 238 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
29 234 (14.16%) Wireless

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 93 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 89 (5.38%) MS Exchange
3 54 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 54 (3.27%) IIS
4 49 (2.96%) Skype for Business
5 39 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (1.27%) OpenStack
7 17 (1.03%) Apache Spark
7 17 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (0.60%) Apache
9 10 (0.60%) Confluence
10 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.12%) CMS
12 2 (0.12%) nginx
13 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 90 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.72%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (0.24%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 7 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.060%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 391 (23.65%) Azure
2 275 (16.64%) Office 365
3 176 (10.65%) AWS
4 39 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (2.24%) SaaS
6 35 (2.12%) IaaS
7 25 (1.51%) OpenShift
8 23 (1.39%) GCP
9 17 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.03%) PaaS
10 14 (0.85%) Mimecast
10 14 (0.85%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.36%) G Suite
12 5 (0.30%) Azure Stack
13 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.12%) GitHub
14 2 (0.12%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.12%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 843 (51.00%) Firewall
2 531 (32.12%) WAN
3 514 (31.09%) LAN
4 330 (19.96%) VPN
5 328 (19.84%) Network Security
6 324 (19.60%) TCP/IP
7 285 (17.24%) DNS
8 278 (16.82%) BGP
9 267 (16.15%) MPLS
10 263 (15.91%) OSPF
11 244 (14.76%) DHCP
12 234 (14.16%) Wireless
13 193 (11.68%) Cisco ASA
14 178 (10.77%) Internet
14 178 (10.77%) VLAN
15 153 (9.26%) VoIP
16 150 (9.07%) Wi-Fi
17 142 (8.59%) IPsec
18 104 (6.29%) Cisco Nexus
19 98 (5.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.88%) Big Data
3 9 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.36%) MySQL
6 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.12%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.12%) Power BI
9 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.060%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.060%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.060%) Impala
Development Applications
1 29 (1.75%) JIRA
2 27 (1.63%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.09%) Bitbucket
4 16 (0.97%) git-flow
5 14 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (0.60%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.42%) TestRail
9 6 (0.36%) Fiddler
10 5 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.30%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.12%) Postman
11 2 (0.12%) Robot Framework
12 1 (0.060%) Bitbucket Server
12 1 (0.060%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.060%) MSI
General
1 200 (12.10%) Finance
2 151 (9.13%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.27%) Public Sector
4 39 (2.36%) Legal
5 37 (2.24%) Banking
5 37 (2.24%) Law
6 32 (1.94%) Retail
7 27 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.15%) Electronics
8 19 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 16 (0.97%) French Language
10 15 (0.91%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.79%) Military
12 11 (0.67%) German Language
13 10 (0.60%) Games
13 10 (0.60%) Marketing
14 9 (0.54%) Italian Language
15 8 (0.48%) Advertising
16 7 (0.42%) Japanese Language
17 5 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 733 (44.34%) Network Engineer
2 186 (11.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 174 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 159 (9.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 150 (9.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 134 (8.11%) Analyst
7 129 (7.80%) Security Engineer
8 106 (6.41%) Network Security Engineer
9 103 (6.23%) Senior Network Engineer
10 102 (6.17%) IT Engineer
11 90 (5.44%) Consultant
12 67 (4.05%) IT Support
13 65 (3.93%) Architect
13 65 (3.93%) Network Support
14 58 (3.51%) Network Support Engineer
15 55 (3.33%) Network Analyst
16 52 (3.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 50 (3.02%) NOC Engineer
18 47 (2.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 42 (2.54%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.42%) 802.1X
2 25 (1.51%) .NET
3 19 (1.15%) ASP.NET
4 16 (0.97%) Kafka
4 16 (0.97%) REST
5 15 (0.91%) AngularJS
5 15 (0.91%) GraphQL
5 15 (0.91%) Node.js
5 15 (0.91%) React
5 15 (0.91%) Spring
5 15 (0.91%) Spring MVC
5 15 (0.91%) Vue.js
6 12 (0.73%) OAuth
6 12 (0.73%) OpenID
6 12 (0.73%) SailPoint
6 12 (0.73%) SAML
6 12 (0.73%) XMPP
7 11 (0.67%) Web Services
8 7 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (0.36%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 314 (19.00%) Data Centre
2 185 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 48 (2.90%) Driving Licence
6 38 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 31 (1.88%) PKI
8 24 (1.45%) Public Cloud
9 19 (1.15%) CCTV
10 16 (0.97%) User Experience
11 15 (0.91%) Private Cloud
12 14 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
13 13 (0.79%) CMDB
13 13 (0.79%) Cybercrime
13 13 (0.79%) Replication
13 13 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (0.73%) Clustering
15 11 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
16 10 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
17 9 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 548 (33.15%) Windows
2 306 (18.51%) Windows Server
3 271 (16.39%) Linux
4 135 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 130 (7.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 110 (6.65%) Windows 10
7 83 (5.02%) Unix
8 59 (3.57%) Windows 7
9 42 (2.54%) Windows 8
10 29 (1.75%) CentOS
11 27 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (1.63%) Ubuntu
12 23 (1.39%) Mac OS X
13 19 (1.15%) Apple iOS
14 18 (1.09%) Android
15 16 (0.97%) Mac OS
16 14 (0.85%) Fedora
17 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (0.60%) Solaris
19 8 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (20.51%) ITIL
2 238 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
3 186 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 145 (8.77%) Network Design
5 120 (7.26%) Load Balancing
6 111 (6.72%) Network Monitoring
7 110 (6.65%) Cybersecurity
8 100 (6.05%) Network Management
9 96 (5.81%) Configuration Management
10 89 (5.38%) Mentoring
11 87 (5.26%) Information Security
12 81 (4.90%) Service Delivery
13 79 (4.78%) Service Management
14 76 (4.60%) Computer Science
15 74 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
16 73 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
17 72 (4.36%) Project Delivery
18 71 (4.30%) Change Management
19 67 (4.05%) Project Management
20 60 (3.63%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 141 (8.53%) PowerShell
2 116 (7.02%) SQL
3 83 (5.02%) Python
4 52 (3.15%) C
5 43 (2.60%) Bash Shell
6 17 (1.03%) C#
7 15 (0.91%) PHP
8 12 (0.73%) C++
9 11 (0.67%) Ruby
10 8 (0.48%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.48%) Perl
11 5 (0.30%) Java
11 5 (0.30%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.30%) VBScript
12 4 (0.24%) Ada
12 4 (0.24%) VB
13 1 (0.060%) R
Qualifications
1 1,653 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 770 (46.58%) CCNP
3 466 (28.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 342 (20.69%) MCSE
5 189 (11.43%) MCSA
6 186 (11.25%) Degree
7 156 (9.44%) Security Cleared
8 147 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 142 (8.59%) JNCIA
10 102 (6.17%) CCIE
11 99 (5.99%) SC Cleared
12 80 (4.84%) CCSA
13 78 (4.72%) CISSP
14 74 (4.48%) JNCIS
14 74 (4.48%) Network+ Certification
15 69 (4.17%) MCP
16 58 (3.51%) MCITP
17 52 (3.15%) DV Cleared
18 47 (2.84%) SANS
19 46 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (7.20%) SLA
2 61 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (0.79%) GDPR
6 12 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.36%) PMO
8 4 (0.24%) GPG13
9 3 (0.18%) QA
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.12%) NCSC
10 2 (0.12%) NIST
10 2 (0.12%) RMADS
10 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.060%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 374 (22.63%) Active Directory
2 271 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (8.65%) Hyper-V
4 65 (3.93%) vSphere
5 51 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (3.02%) Docker
7 49 (2.96%) XenApp
8 36 (2.18%) XenDesktop
9 31 (1.88%) Firmware
10 27 (1.63%) VMware NSX
11 24 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
12 19 (1.15%) NFS
12 19 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (1.15%) VirtualBox
12 19 (1.15%) Xen
13 12 (0.73%) Samba
14 9 (0.54%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.36%) ProxySG
17 5 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 71 (4.30%) SCCM
2 62 (3.75%) FortiGate
3 53 (3.21%) Ansible
4 47 (2.84%) Cisco CUCM
5 39 (2.36%) Kubernetes
6 38 (2.30%) SolarWinds Orion
7 37 (2.24%) Puppet
8 28 (1.69%) vCenter Server
9 26 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 23 (1.39%) Nagios
11 22 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
12 20 (1.21%) SCOM
12 20 (1.21%) WSUS
13 16 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
14 15 (0.91%) Nessus
14 15 (0.91%) ZABBIX
15 12 (0.73%) Cisco CME
15 12 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
15 12 (0.73%) OpenNMS
16 11 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1,161 (70.24%) Cisco
2 510 (30.85%) Microsoft
3 410 (24.80%) VMware
4 303 (18.33%) Juniper
5 214 (12.95%) CheckPoint
6 211 (12.76%) Palo Alto
7 169 (10.22%) Citrix
8 153 (9.26%) HP
9 147 (8.89%) F5
10 141 (8.53%) SolarWinds
11 102 (6.17%) Meraki
12 82 (4.96%) Dell
13 73 (4.42%) NetApp
14 67 (4.05%) Fortinet
15 50 (3.02%) Mitel
16 47 (2.84%) Brocade
17 46 (2.78%) Avaya
18 44 (2.66%) Aruba
19 42 (2.54%) Blue Coat
20 39 (2.36%) Veeam