Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 249 206
Rank change year-on-year -23 -43 0
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2,043 2,500 3,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.43% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.27% 5.88% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,691 2,166 2,830
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.71% -4.50%
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.08% +3.33% -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 38,790 42,509 50,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.40% 26.47%
Number of salaries quoted 28,759 32,637 40,610
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCNP.

Salary trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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 -20 1,907 £52,500 +5.00% 296
UK excluding London -46 1,185 £46,000 -1.08% 231
London -16 802 £57,500 - 80
South East -56 351 £50,000 - 66
Midlands +33 248 £52,500 +10.53% 49
North of England -62 205 £47,500 +5.56% 61
West Midlands +39 173 £55,000 +13.40% 36
East of England +14 168 £45,000 -10.00% 19
North West -29 141 £47,500 +5.56% 32
South West +3 138 £42,500 -5.56% 21
East Midlands +2 75 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Scotland +14 61 £50,000 +5.26% 13
Yorkshire -80 52 £46,250 +2.78% 21
Wales -14 24 £47,500 +17.65% 1
North East -11 12 £65,000 +47.73% 8
Northern Ireland +8 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 2,043 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,843 (90.21%) Cisco
3 1,242 (60.79%) Firewall
4 888 (43.47%) WAN
5 844 (41.31%) CCNA
6 702 (34.36%) LAN
7 632 (30.93%) BGP
8 606 (29.66%) Cisco ASA
9 579 (28.34%) MPLS
10 575 (28.14%) OSPF
11 567 (27.75%) Wireless
12 564 (27.61%) Juniper
13 563 (27.56%) CheckPoint
14 560 (27.41%) Data Centre
15 517 (25.31%) VPN
16 503 (24.62%) Cisco Nexus
17 495 (24.23%) CCIE
18 492 (24.08%) F5
19 466 (22.81%) Network Security
20 422 (20.66%) VMware
21 329 (16.10%) Microsoft
22 319 (15.61%) Palo Alto
23 301 (14.73%) ITIL
24 294 (14.39%) SolarWinds
25 282 (13.80%) Windows
26 266 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
27 263 (12.87%) Finance
28 255 (12.48%) EIGRP
29 254 (12.43%) TCP/IP
30 249 (12.19%) Load Balancing

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 54 (2.64%) Skype for Business
2 50 (2.45%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.17%) IIS
4 22 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 19 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (0.64%) OpenStack
7 11 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (0.49%) CMS
9 6 (0.29%) Apache
10 4 (0.20%) SAS
11 3 (0.15%) nginx
11 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.049%) Confluence
12 1 (0.049%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.049%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (2.79%) MS Visio
2 36 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.049%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 136 (6.66%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (3.28%) Office 365
4 30 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (1.13%) SaaS
6 12 (0.59%) IaaS
7 10 (0.49%) PaaS
8 8 (0.39%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.20%) G Suite
10 4 (0.20%) OpenDNS
10 4 (0.20%) Route 53
10 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.098%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.098%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.098%) Serverless
13 1 (0.049%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 1,242 (60.79%) Firewall
2 888 (43.47%) WAN
3 702 (34.36%) LAN
4 632 (30.93%) BGP
5 606 (29.66%) Cisco ASA
6 579 (28.34%) MPLS
7 575 (28.14%) OSPF
8 567 (27.75%) Wireless
9 517 (25.31%) VPN
10 503 (24.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 466 (22.81%) Network Security
12 255 (12.48%) EIGRP
13 254 (12.43%) TCP/IP
14 231 (11.31%) Cisco IOS
15 202 (9.89%) Cisco Wireless
16 201 (9.84%) Wireshark
17 190 (9.30%) IPsec
18 188 (9.20%) DNS
19 177 (8.66%) VLAN
19 177 (8.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.69%) Big Data
3 5 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.24%) MySQL
3 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.098%) Informix
4 2 (0.098%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.049%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.049%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.049%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 99 (4.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 17 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.20%) GitLab
4 3 (0.15%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.15%) Hudson
5 2 (0.098%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.049%) AppScan
6 1 (0.049%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.049%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.049%) JIRA
General
1 263 (12.87%) Finance
2 208 (10.18%) Telecoms
3 157 (7.68%) Retail
4 152 (7.44%) Banking
5 53 (2.59%) Advertising
6 48 (2.35%) Law
7 46 (2.25%) Legal
8 31 (1.52%) German Language
8 31 (1.52%) Italian Language
9 30 (1.47%) French Language
10 25 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.83%) Investment Banking
13 16 (0.78%) Marketing
14 14 (0.69%) Spanish Language
15 10 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.34%) Billing
17 6 (0.29%) Local Government
18 5 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
19 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,135 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 290 (14.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 287 (14.05%) Senior Network Engineer
4 231 (11.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 218 (10.67%) Architect
6 213 (10.43%) Security Engineer
7 158 (7.73%) Network Security Engineer
8 151 (7.39%) Consultant
9 137 (6.71%) Analyst
9 137 (6.71%) Solutions Architect
10 103 (5.04%) Network Architect
11 98 (4.80%) Support Engineer
12 93 (4.55%) Security Architect
13 89 (4.36%) Project Engineer
14 79 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 73 (3.57%) Cisco Consultant
16 71 (3.48%) Network Support
16 71 (3.48%) Security Solutions Architect
17 65 (3.18%) Network Analyst
18 64 (3.13%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (4.01%) 802.1X
2 42 (2.06%) XMPP
3 11 (0.54%) LDAP
3 11 (0.54%) Web Services
4 10 (0.49%) Flash
5 4 (0.20%) COM
6 3 (0.15%) Middleware
7 2 (0.098%) CSS
7 2 (0.098%) JSON
8 1 (0.049%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.049%) Jinja
8 1 (0.049%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.049%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.049%) ModSecurity
8 1 (0.049%) OAuth
8 1 (0.049%) OpenID
8 1 (0.049%) RFC 2547
8 1 (0.049%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.049%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.049%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 560 (27.41%) Data Centre
2 169 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (7.24%) Self-Motivation
4 104 (5.09%) Computer Science
5 66 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
6 52 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 50 (2.45%) Management Information System
8 46 (2.25%) Driving Licence
8 46 (2.25%) PKI
9 40 (1.96%) NHS
10 29 (1.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 28 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
12 22 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
13 21 (1.03%) Clustering
13 21 (1.03%) Fintech
14 20 (0.98%) BBC
14 20 (0.98%) Hedge funds
14 20 (0.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 17 (0.83%) Private Cloud
15 17 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 282 (13.80%) Windows
2 192 (9.40%) Linux
3 179 (8.76%) Windows Server
4 72 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (2.84%) Unix
7 23 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (0.64%) FreeBSD
9 11 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.34%) SUSE
12 6 (0.29%) Debian
13 5 (0.24%) CentOS
13 5 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.15%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.098%) Android
15 2 (0.098%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (14.73%) ITIL
2 249 (12.19%) Load Balancing
3 244 (11.94%) Presales
4 219 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
5 212 (10.38%) Network Management
6 204 (9.99%) Network Design
7 190 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
8 146 (7.15%) SIEM
9 129 (6.31%) Information Security
10 128 (6.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 124 (6.07%) Incident Management
12 122 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
13 115 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
13 115 (5.63%) Service Delivery
14 107 (5.24%) Mentoring
14 107 (5.24%) Service Management
15 96 (4.70%) Cybersecurity
16 85 (4.16%) Project Management
17 84 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
18 80 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 143 (7.00%) Python
2 52 (2.55%) Perl
3 46 (2.25%) SQL
4 42 (2.06%) PowerShell
5 35 (1.71%) C
6 23 (1.13%) Bash Shell
7 10 (0.49%) Ruby
8 9 (0.44%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.39%) VBScript
10 7 (0.34%) Java
11 6 (0.29%) C#
11 6 (0.29%) VBA
12 5 (0.24%) Tcl
13 3 (0.15%) AWK
13 3 (0.15%) R
13 3 (0.15%) sed
13 3 (0.15%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.098%) Groovy
14 2 (0.098%) VB
15 1 (0.049%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,043 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 844 (41.31%) CCNA
3 495 (24.23%) CCIE
4 219 (10.72%) Degree
5 200 (9.79%) CCDP
6 161 (7.88%) Security Cleared
7 157 (7.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 149 (7.29%) MCSE
9 127 (6.22%) SC Cleared
10 126 (6.17%) CISSP
11 122 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 104 (5.09%) CCSP
13 99 (4.85%) JNCIP
14 87 (4.26%) CCSA
15 84 (4.11%) CCIE Security
16 76 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
17 72 (3.52%) SSCP
18 64 (3.13%) CCVP
19 61 (2.99%) JNCIA
19 61 (2.99%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (6.71%) SLA
2 74 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
4 33 (1.62%) PMO
5 22 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.69%) QA
7 13 (0.64%) GDPR
8 6 (0.29%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.20%) GPG13
11 3 (0.15%) COBIT
11 3 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.098%) SAS 70
13 1 (0.049%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 266 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 158 (7.73%) Active Directory
3 64 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 55 (2.69%) VMware NSX
5 29 (1.42%) Firmware
5 29 (1.42%) vSphere
6 22 (1.08%) VMware Server
7 20 (0.98%) ProxySG
7 20 (0.98%) XenApp
8 15 (0.73%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.29%) pfSense
10 6 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.24%) Docker
12 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.20%) XenServer
13 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.15%) vCloud
14 2 (0.098%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 115 (5.63%) Cisco Prime
2 114 (5.58%) Nagios
3 85 (4.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 65 (3.18%) Stealthwatch
5 44 (2.15%) FortiGate
6 42 (2.06%) Cisco LMS
6 42 (2.06%) Opsview
7 41 (2.01%) Cisco UCCX
8 34 (1.66%) SolarWinds Orion
9 32 (1.57%) RSA Security Analytics
10 27 (1.32%) Cacti
11 24 (1.17%) Ansible
11 24 (1.17%) Puppet
12 22 (1.08%) QRadar
13 21 (1.03%) vCenter Server
14 20 (0.98%) SCCM
15 18 (0.88%) Nessus
16 15 (0.73%) WhatsUp Gold
17 14 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
17 14 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,843 (90.21%) Cisco
2 564 (27.61%) Juniper
3 563 (27.56%) CheckPoint
4 492 (24.08%) F5
5 422 (20.66%) VMware
6 329 (16.10%) Microsoft
7 319 (15.61%) Palo Alto
8 294 (14.39%) SolarWinds
9 209 (10.23%) Fortinet
10 198 (9.69%) Meraki
11 150 (7.34%) HP
12 132 (6.46%) Citrix
13 80 (3.92%) Blue Coat
14 73 (3.57%) Symantec
15 70 (3.43%) Riverbed
16 68 (3.33%) Red Hat
17 66 (3.23%) Splunk
18 63 (3.08%) EMC
19 62 (3.03%) NetApp
20 59 (2.89%) Dell