Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 245 181 266
Rank change year-on-year -64 +85 -50
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,017 2,909 2,224
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.98% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.02% 8.14% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 924 2,254 2,002
Median annual salary £56,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,250 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.79% - -

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 16,906 35,732 42,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.70% 24.28% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 12,335 25,866 31,531
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,536 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 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 -77 956 £55,000 +7.84% 70
UK excluding London -92 554 £50,250 +5.79% 43
London +24 412 £67,500 +8.00% 30
South East -8 221 £50,000 -12.28% 11
North of England -155 123 £50,000 +17.65% 10
Work from Home -56 104 £56,645 -12.85% 11
Midlands -19 89 £52,500 +5.00% 11
North West +21 62 £50,000 - 8
West Midlands -17 57 £50,000 - 10
East of England +29 56 £55,000 +10.00% 3
South West +60 52 £62,500 +31.58% 5
Yorkshire -127 47 £47,250 +18.13% 1
East Midlands +46 31 £52,500 +29.63% 1
North East -8 14 £41,000 -34.40% 1
Scotland +41 13 £53,750 -14.00% 3
Northern Ireland +22 1 £50,000 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 1,017 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 739 (72.66%) Cisco
3 536 (52.70%) Firewall
4 492 (48.38%) CCNA
5 407 (40.02%) WAN
6 353 (34.71%) LAN
7 305 (29.99%) BGP
8 268 (26.35%) MPLS
9 265 (26.06%) OSPF
10 262 (25.76%) Data Centre
11 259 (25.47%) Wireless
12 235 (23.11%) VPN
13 224 (22.03%) Palo Alto
14 207 (20.35%) Cisco ASA
15 206 (20.26%) Juniper
16 195 (19.17%) Network Security
17 171 (16.81%) VMware
18 166 (16.32%) CheckPoint
19 162 (15.93%) CCIE
20 156 (15.34%) Microsoft
21 151 (14.85%) Finance
22 147 (14.45%) TCP/IP
23 146 (14.36%) ITIL
24 133 (13.08%) Information Security
25 131 (12.88%) VoIP
26 123 (12.09%) Windows
27 122 (12.00%) Azure
28 120 (11.80%) Network Design
29 118 (11.60%) VLAN
30 109 (10.72%) CISSP

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 19 (1.87%) MS Exchange
2 14 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (1.18%) OpenStack
3 12 (1.18%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.08%) IIS
5 7 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.59%) CMS
7 4 (0.39%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.20%) Apache
9 1 (0.098%) Drupal
9 1 (0.098%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.098%) nginx
9 1 (0.098%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.098%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (3.05%) MS Visio
2 23 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) assyst
1 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 122 (12.00%) Azure
2 63 (6.19%) AWS
3 57 (5.60%) Office 365
4 18 (1.77%) GCP
5 14 (1.38%) IaaS
5 14 (1.38%) SaaS
6 10 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (0.79%) PaaS
8 6 (0.59%) Slack
9 4 (0.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (0.39%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.20%) Route 53
12 1 (0.098%) Akamai
12 1 (0.098%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.098%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.098%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 536 (52.70%) Firewall
2 407 (40.02%) WAN
3 353 (34.71%) LAN
4 305 (29.99%) BGP
5 268 (26.35%) MPLS
6 265 (26.06%) OSPF
7 259 (25.47%) Wireless
8 235 (23.11%) VPN
9 207 (20.35%) Cisco ASA
10 195 (19.17%) Network Security
11 147 (14.45%) TCP/IP
12 131 (12.88%) VoIP
13 118 (11.60%) VLAN
14 108 (10.62%) Cisco Nexus
15 107 (10.52%) IPsec
16 97 (9.54%) EIGRP
17 94 (9.24%) Cisco ISE
18 80 (7.87%) DNS
19 78 (7.67%) Wi-Fi
20 69 (6.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.67%) Big Data
3 5 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.098%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.098%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.098%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.098%) KDB
5 1 (0.098%) Kdb+
5 1 (0.098%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.098%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.098%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.098%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.098%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.79%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.79%) JIRA
3 7 (0.69%) Metasploit
3 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.20%) WebScarab
6 1 (0.098%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.098%) Redmine
6 1 (0.098%) Subversion
General
1 151 (14.85%) Finance
2 95 (9.34%) Telecoms
3 39 (3.83%) Public Sector
4 37 (3.64%) Banking
5 17 (1.67%) Retail
6 14 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.98%) Law
9 6 (0.59%) German Language
9 6 (0.59%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.59%) Legal
9 6 (0.59%) Local Government
9 6 (0.59%) Military
10 5 (0.49%) French Language
10 5 (0.49%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.39%) Marketing
11 4 (0.39%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.29%) Advertising
12 3 (0.29%) Korean Language
12 3 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 535 (52.61%) Network Engineer
2 172 (16.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 101 (9.93%) Consultant
4 95 (9.34%) Cisco Engineer
5 72 (7.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 62 (6.10%) Architect
7 60 (5.90%) Security Engineer
8 54 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 48 (4.72%) Support Engineer
10 46 (4.52%) Network Architect
11 42 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 42 (4.13%) Network Security Engineer
12 36 (3.54%) Analyst
13 34 (3.34%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
14 33 (3.24%) Network Consultant
15 31 (3.05%) Cisco Consultant
16 28 (2.75%) IP Network Engineer
17 27 (2.65%) Cisco Support
17 27 (2.65%) Senior Consultant
18 25 (2.46%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (6.59%) OAuth
1 67 (6.59%) OpenID
1 67 (6.59%) SAML
2 45 (4.42%) SailPoint
3 44 (4.33%) 802.1X
4 17 (1.67%) XMPP
5 12 (1.18%) REST
6 7 (0.69%) CSS
6 7 (0.69%) Web Services
7 4 (0.39%) jQuery
7 4 (0.39%) RESTful
8 3 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.20%) OAuth2
9 2 (0.20%) XML
10 1 (0.098%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.098%) Django
10 1 (0.098%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.098%) HTML
10 1 (0.098%) JSON
10 1 (0.098%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 262 (25.76%) Data Centre
2 34 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 14 (1.38%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.18%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (0.88%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.69%) Clustering
12 7 (0.69%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.69%) NHS
13 6 (0.59%) Cyberattack
13 6 (0.59%) e-Learning
13 6 (0.59%) Wiki
14 5 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.49%) PKI
14 5 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 123 (12.09%) Windows
2 86 (8.46%) Linux
3 61 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 28 (2.75%) Windows 10
5 24 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (2.06%) Unix
7 19 (1.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.79%) Kali Linux
11 7 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.59%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.49%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.20%) SUSE
15 1 (0.098%) CatOS
15 1 (0.098%) CentOS
15 1 (0.098%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (14.36%) ITIL
2 133 (13.08%) Information Security
3 120 (11.80%) Network Design
4 97 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
5 83 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
6 78 (7.67%) Identity Access Management
6 78 (7.67%) Security Architecture
7 75 (7.37%) Presales
8 74 (7.28%) Load Balancing
9 72 (7.08%) Network Management
10 69 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 64 (6.29%) Network Monitoring
12 59 (5.80%) Project Delivery
13 52 (5.11%) Mentoring
14 51 (5.01%) Migration
15 48 (4.72%) Computer Science
16 44 (4.33%) Identity Management
17 43 (4.23%) Change Management
18 39 (3.83%) Technical Leadership
19 35 (3.44%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 85 (8.36%) Python
2 20 (1.97%) PowerShell
3 19 (1.87%) C++
4 18 (1.77%) SQL
5 11 (1.08%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.08%) Perl
6 7 (0.69%) C
6 7 (0.69%) PHP
7 5 (0.49%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.20%) Java
8 2 (0.20%) Ruby
8 2 (0.20%) VB
9 1 (0.098%) Ada
9 1 (0.098%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.098%) C#
9 1 (0.098%) C-shell
9 1 (0.098%) Korn
9 1 (0.098%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.098%) Tcl
9 1 (0.098%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,017 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 492 (48.38%) CCNA
3 162 (15.93%) CCIE
4 109 (10.72%) CISSP
5 98 (9.64%) Degree
6 97 (9.54%) Security Cleared
7 95 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 91 (8.95%) CCDP
9 72 (7.08%) MCSE
10 69 (6.78%) JNCIS
11 58 (5.70%) JNCIA
12 57 (5.60%) SC Cleared
13 48 (4.72%) JNCIP
14 42 (4.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 31 (3.05%) MCSA
16 29 (2.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 27 (2.65%) CISM
18 25 (2.46%) CCSP
19 24 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
20 23 (2.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (4.03%) SLA
3 12 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.88%) GDPR
5 2 (0.20%) COBIT
5 2 (0.20%) PMO
6 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.098%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.098%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 98 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (7.96%) Active Directory
3 42 (4.13%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.46%) VMware NSX
5 22 (2.16%) Docker
6 18 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.88%) Firmware
8 6 (0.59%) VMware Server
8 6 (0.59%) vSphere
9 5 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.29%) vCloud
11 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.20%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.098%) BIND 9
12 1 (0.098%) KVM
12 1 (0.098%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.098%) zsh
Systems Management
1 65 (6.39%) Ansible
2 50 (4.92%) FortiGate
3 42 (4.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 40 (3.93%) Cisco Prime
5 34 (3.34%) Kubernetes
6 22 (2.16%) Terraform
7 18 (1.77%) SCCM
8 16 (1.57%) Cisco CME
8 16 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
9 12 (1.18%) Puppet
10 11 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (0.98%) Stealthwatch
12 9 (0.88%) Grafana
12 9 (0.88%) Nessus
13 8 (0.79%) Nagios
13 8 (0.79%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.49%) Icinga
15 4 (0.39%) Observium
15 4 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 739 (72.66%) Cisco
2 224 (22.03%) Palo Alto
3 206 (20.26%) Juniper
4 171 (16.81%) VMware
5 166 (16.32%) CheckPoint
6 156 (15.34%) Microsoft
7 99 (9.73%) F5
8 93 (9.14%) Meraki
9 66 (6.49%) HP
10 62 (6.10%) SolarWinds
11 59 (5.80%) Fortinet
12 55 (5.41%) ForgeRock
13 50 (4.92%) CyberArk
14 49 (4.82%) Citrix
15 31 (3.05%) Aruba
16 28 (2.75%) Brocade
17 26 (2.56%) Infoblox
17 26 (2.56%) Riverbed
18 19 (1.87%) Splunk
19 18 (1.77%) McAfee