Period
to 24 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 301 246 257
Rank change year-on-year -55 +11 +11
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 751 1,598 2,043
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.30% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.02% 6.00% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 735 1,428 1,898
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,500
90th Percentile £80,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -3.00% - +5.26%

CCNP 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 14,959 26,646 36,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.27% 21.71% 24.38%
Number of salaries quoted 10,600 20,101 26,874
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 £49,127 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.65% +3.33% +5.88%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCNP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CCNP.

Salary trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CCNP over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 -64 671 £55,000 - 114
UK excluding London -24 456 £48,500 -3.00% 93
London -47 235 £67,500 +8.00% 30
Work from Home -76 131 £55,000 -12.00% 26
North of England +53 128 £49,250 +4.79% 27
South East -59 127 £52,250 -0.48% 21
Midlands +8 86 £46,000 -8.00% 14
North West +62 71 £50,000 +11.11% 13
East of England +59 53 £50,000 -4.76% 11
South West +25 49 £50,000 -10.31% 9
West Midlands +28 48 £57,500 +11.65% 12
Yorkshire +15 44 £45,000 -10.00% 13
East Midlands +10 38 £42,500 - 2
Scotland +30 18 £52,500 -16.00% 5
North East +21 13 £40,000 -14.89% 1
Wales +37 3 £57,500 +15.00% 3

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, IT jobs citing CCNP 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 CCNP.

1 751 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 554 (73.77%) Cisco
3 447 (59.52%) Firewall
4 339 (45.14%) CCNA
5 320 (42.61%) WAN
6 258 (34.35%) LAN
7 229 (30.49%) Network Security
8 197 (26.23%) BGP
9 166 (22.10%) OSPF
10 160 (21.30%) Cisco ASA
11 151 (20.11%) Juniper
12 149 (19.84%) Wireless
12 149 (19.84%) Data Centre
13 148 (19.71%) VPN
14 143 (19.04%) Palo Alto
15 135 (17.98%) MPLS
16 126 (16.78%) DNS
16 126 (16.78%) Azure
17 124 (16.51%) CCIE
18 119 (15.85%) VMware
19 117 (15.58%) ITIL
20 108 (14.38%) Microsoft
21 103 (13.72%) F5
22 102 (13.58%) TCP/IP
22 102 (13.58%) Telecoms
23 100 (13.32%) VoIP
24 97 (12.92%) Finance
24 97 (12.92%) Problem-Solving
25 96 (12.78%) CISSP
25 96 (12.78%) Security Cleared

CCNP
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 11 (1.46%) Confluence
2 9 (1.20%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.07%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.67%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (0.53%) IIS
6 3 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.27%) Apache
8 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 24 (3.20%) MS Visio
2 19 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 126 (16.78%) Azure
2 95 (12.65%) AWS
3 60 (7.99%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (2.66%) SaaS
5 16 (2.13%) PaaS
6 14 (1.86%) OpenShift
7 11 (1.46%) GCP
8 10 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.20%) IaaS
9 9 (1.20%) Route 53
9 9 (1.20%) Slack
10 5 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.53%) G Suite
12 3 (0.40%) Cloudflare
12 3 (0.40%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 447 (59.52%) Firewall
2 320 (42.61%) WAN
3 258 (34.35%) LAN
4 229 (30.49%) Network Security
5 197 (26.23%) BGP
6 166 (22.10%) OSPF
7 160 (21.30%) Cisco ASA
8 149 (19.84%) Wireless
9 148 (19.71%) VPN
10 135 (17.98%) MPLS
11 126 (16.78%) DNS
12 102 (13.58%) TCP/IP
13 100 (13.32%) VoIP
14 92 (12.25%) VLAN
15 84 (11.19%) Cisco Nexus
16 75 (9.99%) DHCP
17 65 (8.66%) Wi-Fi
18 60 (7.99%) IPsec
19 53 (7.06%) Cisco Firepower
20 40 (5.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
1 8 (1.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.40%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (1.86%) JIRA
2 5 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.40%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.40%) WebScarab
4 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 102 (13.58%) Telecoms
2 97 (12.92%) Finance
3 28 (3.73%) Banking
3 28 (3.73%) Public Sector
4 21 (2.80%) Law
5 12 (1.60%) Financial Institution
5 12 (1.60%) Marketing
6 11 (1.46%) Mandarin Language
6 11 (1.46%) Retail
7 6 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.80%) Military
8 5 (0.67%) Fire and Rescue
8 5 (0.67%) Police
9 4 (0.53%) Electronics
9 4 (0.53%) Games
10 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.40%) German Language
11 2 (0.27%) French Language
11 2 (0.27%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 414 (55.13%) Network Engineer
2 153 (20.37%) Senior Network Engineer
3 98 (13.05%) Consultant
4 67 (8.92%) Cisco Engineer
5 66 (8.79%) Architect
6 62 (8.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 55 (7.32%) Security Engineer
8 42 (5.59%) Network Consultant
8 42 (5.59%) Network Security Engineer
9 31 (4.13%) Design Engineer
9 31 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (4.13%) Network Support
10 30 (3.99%) Network Architect
10 30 (3.99%) Support Engineer
11 26 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (3.33%) IP Engineer
12 25 (3.33%) Network Specialist
13 24 (3.20%) Security Consultant
14 23 (3.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 23 (3.06%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.19%) OAuth
1 39 (5.19%) OpenID
1 39 (5.19%) SAML
2 17 (2.26%) LDAP
3 12 (1.60%) SailPoint
4 11 (1.46%) 802.1X
5 6 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (0.80%) Web Services
6 4 (0.53%) JSON
6 4 (0.53%) XMPP
7 3 (0.40%) COM
7 3 (0.40%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.27%) .NET
8 2 (0.27%) COM+
8 2 (0.27%) HTML
8 2 (0.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 149 (19.84%) Data Centre
2 66 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (1.33%) Driving Licence
7 9 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
7 9 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (0.80%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.67%) IPTV
9 5 (0.67%) Replication
10 4 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.53%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.53%) Wiki
11 3 (0.40%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.40%) Clustering
11 3 (0.40%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.40%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.40%) NHS
11 3 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 85 (11.32%) Linux
1 85 (11.32%) Windows
2 50 (6.66%) Windows Server
3 17 (2.26%) Unix
4 13 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (1.60%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.46%) Android
6 11 (1.46%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (15.58%) ITIL
2 97 (12.92%) Problem-Solving
3 94 (12.52%) Network Design
4 89 (11.85%) Information Security
5 59 (7.86%) Network Monitoring
5 59 (7.86%) Presales
6 56 (7.46%) Security Architecture
7 55 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
8 54 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 50 (6.66%) Identity Access Management
10 41 (5.46%) Computer Science
11 39 (5.19%) Load Balancing
11 39 (5.19%) Mentoring
12 35 (4.66%) Network Management
13 33 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
14 32 (4.26%) Migration
14 32 (4.26%) Network Virtualisation
15 31 (4.13%) SIEM
15 31 (4.13%) Technical Leadership
16 30 (3.99%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (8.12%) Python
2 30 (3.99%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.33%) PHP
4 6 (0.80%) SQL
5 5 (0.67%) R
6 4 (0.53%) Tcl
7 3 (0.40%) C++
8 2 (0.27%) Java
8 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.27%) VB
9 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.13%) C
9 1 (0.13%) Korn
9 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 751 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 339 (45.14%) CCNA
3 124 (16.51%) CCIE
4 96 (12.78%) CISSP
4 96 (12.78%) Security Cleared
5 81 (10.79%) SC Cleared
6 63 (8.39%) Degree
7 51 (6.79%) CCDP
8 49 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 44 (5.86%) JNCIA
10 41 (5.46%) MCSE
11 38 (5.06%) JNCIP
12 34 (4.53%) JNCIS
13 28 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 20 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
14 20 (2.66%) MCSA
15 19 (2.53%) CEH
16 15 (2.00%) CCDA
16 15 (2.00%) CISM
17 13 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (8.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (3.99%) SLA
3 12 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.07%) GDPR
5 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (0.53%) QA
7 3 (0.40%) PMO
7 3 (0.40%) RMADS
8 2 (0.27%) NIST
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 79 (10.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (10.39%) Active Directory
3 33 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.60%) VMware NSX
5 25 (3.33%) XenApp
6 23 (3.06%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.26%) Firmware
8 15 (2.00%) vSphere
9 14 (1.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 14 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (1.60%) VMware Server
11 7 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.80%) Docker
13 5 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.40%) FreeRADIUS
15 1 (0.13%) KVM
15 1 (0.13%) NLBS
15 1 (0.13%) pfSense
15 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (7.19%) Ansible
2 36 (4.79%) FortiGate
3 25 (3.33%) Kubernetes
4 18 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 18 (2.40%) Nagios
5 15 (2.00%) HAProxy
5 15 (2.00%) Nessus
5 15 (2.00%) SCCM
6 14 (1.86%) Puppet
6 14 (1.86%) vRealize
7 13 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
7 13 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.73%) Terraform
8 10 (1.33%) Grafana
9 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.07%) Cacti
11 7 (0.93%) Nmap
12 6 (0.80%) Amdocs OSS
12 6 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (0.80%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 554 (73.77%) Cisco
2 151 (20.11%) Juniper
3 143 (19.04%) Palo Alto
4 119 (15.85%) VMware
5 108 (14.38%) Microsoft
6 103 (13.72%) F5
7 78 (10.39%) CheckPoint
8 76 (10.12%) Fortinet
9 64 (8.52%) Meraki
10 62 (8.26%) SolarWinds
11 56 (7.46%) HP
12 36 (4.79%) Citrix
12 36 (4.79%) Dell
13 31 (4.13%) Aruba
14 29 (3.86%) Infoblox
15 27 (3.60%) Veeam
16 24 (3.20%) Avaya
16 24 (3.20%) ForgeRock
17 22 (2.93%) Splunk
18 21 (2.80%) Oracle