Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 200 208
Rank change year-on-year -44 +8 +8
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2503 3183 3667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.67% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.93% 6.33% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2169 2814 3080
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% +5.56%

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 42204 50277 60086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 26.33% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32409 40383 47924
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -36 2359 £50,000 +2.04% 83
UK excluding London -29 1512 £46,500 +3.33% 59
London -14 935 £57,500 +4.55% 30
South East -69 517 £50,000 +5.26% 20
North of England +38 387 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Midlands +10 238 £47,500 +8.57% 10
North West +23 194 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Yorkshire +38 179 £45,000 -3.74% 6
East of England -49 173 £50,000 +11.11% 6
West Midlands -13 155 £48,500 +10.23% 7
South West +35 138 £45,000 +23.97% 5
East Midlands +58 71 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Scotland -40 54 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Wales +9 39 £40,375 -10.28% 4
North East +11 14 £44,000 +25.71%
Northern Ireland - 8 £27,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CCNP.

1 2503 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2164 (86.46%) Cisco
3 1494 (59.69%) Firewall
4 1133 (45.27%) CCNA
5 954 (38.11%) WAN
6 837 (33.44%) BGP
7 790 (31.56%) LAN
8 744 (29.72%) Juniper
9 743 (29.68%) OSPF
10 729 (29.13%) MPLS
11 666 (26.61%) VPN
12 651 (26.01%) Cisco ASA
13 630 (25.17%) CCIE
14 611 (24.41%) Data Centre
15 610 (24.37%) Wireless
16 597 (23.85%) CheckPoint
17 558 (22.29%) Cisco Nexus
18 557 (22.25%) Network Security
19 547 (21.85%) ITIL
20 510 (20.38%) F5
21 488 (19.50%) VMware
22 453 (18.10%) Windows
23 432 (17.26%) Finance
24 406 (16.22%) Microsoft
25 400 (15.98%) Palo Alto
26 394 (15.74%) DNS
27 384 (15.34%) EIGRP
28 357 (14.26%) Load Balancing
29 355 (14.18%) VoIP
30 354 (14.14%) TCP/IP

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 82 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 71 (2.84%) Skype for Business
3 60 (2.40%) CMS
4 45 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (0.92%) IIS
7 10 (0.40%) Apache
7 10 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.28%) SAS
9 5 (0.20%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.16%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.080%) JBoss
11 2 (0.080%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.080%) WildFly
12 1 (0.040%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.040%) nginx
12 1 (0.040%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.40%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 192 (7.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 141 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (2.80%) Office 365
4 38 (1.52%) G Suite
5 34 (1.36%) SaaS
6 22 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 15 (0.60%) IaaS
8 11 (0.44%) PaaS
9 10 (0.40%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.12%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.080%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.040%) Akamai
14 1 (0.040%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1494 (59.69%) Firewall
2 954 (38.11%) WAN
3 837 (33.44%) BGP
4 790 (31.56%) LAN
5 743 (29.68%) OSPF
6 729 (29.13%) MPLS
7 666 (26.61%) VPN
8 651 (26.01%) Cisco ASA
9 610 (24.37%) Wireless
10 558 (22.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 557 (22.25%) Network Security
12 394 (15.74%) DNS
13 384 (15.34%) EIGRP
14 355 (14.18%) VoIP
15 354 (14.14%) TCP/IP
16 310 (12.39%) IPsec
17 293 (11.71%) Cisco IOS
18 282 (11.27%) VLAN
19 259 (10.35%) DHCP
20 179 (7.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (0.32%) Big Data
4 8 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.16%) MySQL
5 4 (0.16%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.080%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.040%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 42 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.32%) Metasploit
3 7 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.16%) JIRA
4 4 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.080%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.080%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.080%) JMeter
5 2 (0.080%) Subversion
5 2 (0.080%) WebDriver
General
1 432 (17.26%) Finance
2 215 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 164 (6.55%) Banking
4 51 (2.04%) Law
5 33 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 33 (1.32%) Retail
6 31 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 20 (0.80%) Advertising
8 19 (0.76%) Games
8 19 (0.76%) Legal
9 17 (0.68%) Back Office
10 16 (0.64%) Billing
11 11 (0.44%) Electronics
11 11 (0.44%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.40%) Publishing
13 9 (0.36%) French Language
14 8 (0.32%) German Language
14 8 (0.32%) Italian Language
14 8 (0.32%) Marketing
15 4 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1366 (54.57%) Network Engineer
2 540 (21.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 428 (17.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 396 (15.82%) Senior Network Engineer
5 188 (7.51%) Architect
6 183 (7.31%) Support Engineer
7 182 (7.27%) Network Support
8 162 (6.47%) Analyst
9 155 (6.19%) Security Engineer
10 141 (5.63%) Consultant
11 139 (5.55%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 138 (5.51%) Network Support Engineer
13 137 (5.47%) Network Security Engineer
14 129 (5.15%) Network Architect
15 126 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 124 (4.95%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
17 116 (4.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 113 (4.51%) Network Analyst
19 94 (3.76%) Security Analyst
20 88 (3.52%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (3.52%) XMPP
2 65 (2.60%) 802.1X
3 32 (1.28%) CSS
4 16 (0.64%) HTML
5 12 (0.48%) RFC 2547
5 12 (0.48%) Web Services
6 9 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (0.20%) ADSI
7 5 (0.20%) HTML5
8 4 (0.16%) .NET
9 3 (0.12%) XML
10 2 (0.080%) FreeSWITCH
10 2 (0.080%) JAXB
10 2 (0.080%) jQuery
10 2 (0.080%) JSP
10 2 (0.080%) JSTL
10 2 (0.080%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.080%) POJO
10 2 (0.080%) SAML
11 1 (0.040%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 611 (24.41%) Data Centre
2 120 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 84 (3.36%) Driving Licence
5 83 (3.32%) Video Conferencing
6 74 (2.96%) Clustering
7 53 (2.12%) Management Information System
8 44 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 44 (1.76%) PKI
9 29 (1.16%) iPad
10 21 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (0.72%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.68%) Public Cloud
13 16 (0.64%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.56%) FlexPod
15 12 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
15 12 (0.48%) Eurex
15 12 (0.48%) Fintech
16 11 (0.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 10 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 453 (18.10%) Windows
2 305 (12.19%) Linux
3 190 (7.59%) Windows Server
4 131 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 103 (4.12%) Unix
6 87 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (1.48%) Windows XP
9 32 (1.28%) Windows 8
10 21 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (0.84%) Windows 7
11 19 (0.76%) CentOS
11 19 (0.76%) Debian
12 14 (0.56%) Solaris
12 14 (0.56%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.40%) VMS
15 9 (0.36%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.24%) SUSE
17 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (21.85%) ITIL
2 357 (14.26%) Load Balancing
3 323 (12.90%) Network Design
4 256 (10.23%) Network Management
5 213 (8.51%) Network Monitoring
6 158 (6.31%) Presales
7 140 (5.59%) Mentoring
8 120 (4.79%) Change Management
9 119 (4.75%) High Availability
10 116 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
11 104 (4.16%) Time Management
12 101 (4.04%) Service Delivery
13 95 (3.80%) Information Security
14 89 (3.56%) Migration
15 85 (3.40%) Service Management
16 84 (3.36%) Project Management
17 78 (3.12%) Incident Management
17 78 (3.12%) Network Architecture
18 77 (3.08%) Problem Management
19 75 (3.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 142 (5.67%) Python
2 69 (2.76%) Perl
3 56 (2.24%) Bash Shell
4 35 (1.40%) C
5 27 (1.08%) PowerShell
6 24 (0.96%) SQL
7 20 (0.80%) Shell Script
8 16 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 15 (0.60%) Erlang
10 13 (0.52%) Java
11 3 (0.12%) C#
11 3 (0.12%) PHP
12 2 (0.080%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.080%) C-shell
12 2 (0.080%) Korn
12 2 (0.080%) R
12 2 (0.080%) Ruby
13 1 (0.040%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.040%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2503 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1133 (45.27%) CCNA
3 630 (25.17%) CCIE
4 213 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 196 (7.83%) Degree
6 191 (7.63%) MCSE
7 187 (7.47%) JNCIP
8 186 (7.43%) Security Cleared
9 173 (6.91%) CCDP
9 173 (6.91%) SC Cleared
10 145 (5.79%) CISSP
11 135 (5.39%) CCSE
12 132 (5.27%) CCSA
13 124 (4.95%) CCVP
14 105 (4.19%) JNCIS
15 99 (3.96%) CCDA
16 91 (3.64%) CCNP Voice
17 86 (3.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 83 (3.32%) JNCIA
19 81 (3.24%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (7.19%) SLA
2 77 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 70 (2.80%) PCI DSS
4 28 (1.12%) QA
5 24 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 21 (0.84%) PMO
7 10 (0.40%) GDPR
8 8 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.16%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.080%) GCP
12 1 (0.040%) COBIT
12 1 (0.040%) RMADS
System Software
1 308 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 294 (11.75%) Active Directory
3 154 (6.15%) Hyper-V
4 44 (1.76%) vSphere
5 31 (1.24%) VMware NSX
6 30 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (0.84%) XenApp
8 11 (0.44%) Firmware
9 8 (0.32%) vCloud
9 8 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.24%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.20%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.16%) Snort
14 3 (0.12%) pfSense
14 3 (0.12%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.080%) Ceph
15 2 (0.080%) OpenSIPS
15 2 (0.080%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.080%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 210 (8.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 124 (4.95%) Cisco UCCX
3 104 (4.16%) Cisco UCCE
4 100 (4.00%) FortiGate
5 70 (2.80%) Nagios
6 62 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
7 61 (2.44%) Cacti
8 42 (1.68%) SolarWinds Orion
9 27 (1.08%) SCCM
10 26 (1.04%) Cisco LMS
10 26 (1.04%) Opsview
11 18 (0.72%) Ansible
12 16 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
13 15 (0.60%) Puppet
13 15 (0.60%) QRadar
13 15 (0.60%) SCOM
14 14 (0.56%) vCenter Server
15 11 (0.44%) OpenView
15 11 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2164 (86.46%) Cisco
2 744 (29.72%) Juniper
3 597 (23.85%) CheckPoint
4 510 (20.38%) F5
5 488 (19.50%) VMware
6 406 (16.22%) Microsoft
7 400 (15.98%) Palo Alto
8 230 (9.19%) SolarWinds
9 170 (6.79%) Citrix
10 162 (6.47%) HP
11 135 (5.39%) Riverbed
12 124 (4.95%) Meraki
13 104 (4.16%) Fortinet
14 92 (3.68%) Avaya
14 92 (3.68%) Brocade
15 88 (3.52%) Aruba
16 73 (2.92%) Blue Coat
17 63 (2.52%) Dell
18 53 (2.12%) Google
19 52 (2.08%) Extreme Networks