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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
Rank 183 183 176
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7  
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1573 1902 1931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.85% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.47% 6.65% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1336 1612 1520
Median salary £48,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21051 28584 29068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.76% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16599 22917 22807
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CCNP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 1511 £48,500 -3.00% 141
London +45 596 £55,000 - 45
South East -5 395 £47,500 -5.00% 25
West Midlands +9 135 £45,000 +1.12% 12
North West +53 120 £41,000 -8.88% 20
Berkshire -22 102 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Surrey -6 101 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East of England -52 99 £45,000 -6.25% 14
City of London +27 93 £52,500 -4.54% 18
East Sussex - 88 £40,000 - 3
Manchester +32 85 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Brighton - 85 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire -31 84 £45,000 - 13
Hertfordshire -13 53 £45,000 - 5
West Yorkshire -22 52 £44,000 -7.36% 9
Birmingham +19 50 £50,000 +6.38% 4
East Midlands +17 44 £44,500 -6.31% 9
South West +4 44 £40,500 -2.40% 3
Hampshire -21 41 £51,000 +7.36% 6
Leeds -27 32 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Watford -1 30 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North Yorkshire +8 28 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Reading -36 27 £55,000 - 3
Herefordshire +2 25 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Northamptonshire +44 24 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Leatherhead +8 23 £36,750 -5.76% 2
Cheshire +22 21 £46,250 -7.50% 2
Worcestershire -10 21 £42,500 - 2
Slough +32 20 £50,000 -16.66% 4
Wales +5 18 £45,000 -10.00% 2

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 3363 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2884 (85.76%) Cisco
3 1932 (57.45%) Firewall
4 1474 (43.83%) CCNA
5 1118 (33.24%) WAN
6 998 (29.68%) LAN
7 970 (28.84%) Juniper
8 932 (27.71%) BGP
9 921 (27.39%) VPN
10 913 (27.15%) Cisco ASA
11 894 (26.58%) MPLS
12 857 (25.48%) OSPF
13 835 (24.83%) CheckPoint
14 822 (24.44%) Data Centre
15 794 (23.61%) Wireless
16 768 (22.84%) Network Security
17 755 (22.45%) CCIE
18 634 (18.85%) Palo Alto
19 615 (18.29%) Cisco Nexus
20 597 (17.75%) ITIL
21 582 (17.31%) F5
22 544 (16.18%) DNS
23 538 (16.00%) VoIP
24 524 (15.58%) Windows
25 465 (13.83%) VMware
26 445 (13.23%) Telecoms
27 440 (13.08%) Finance
28 417 (12.40%) Microsoft
29 414 (12.31%) Network Design
30 401 (11.92%) TCP/IP

CCNP
Top Related 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
1 100 (2.97%) MS Exchange
2 58 (1.72%) Skype for Business
3 40 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (0.86%) IIS
6 13 (0.39%) OpenStack
7 8 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.21%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.059%) Apache
9 2 (0.059%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.030%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.030%) CMS
10 1 (0.030%) JBoss
10 1 (0.030%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.030%) WildFly
Applications
1 157 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 87 (2.59%) MS Office
3 85 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.48%) MS Project
5 9 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
6 7 (0.21%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.089%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 2 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.030%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.030%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 79 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (1.69%) Office 365
4 44 (1.31%) SaaS
5 32 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (0.62%) PaaS
7 19 (0.56%) IaaS
8 15 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (0.21%) G Suite
11 6 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.089%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.059%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.059%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.059%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.059%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.030%) Akamai
14 1 (0.030%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1932 (57.45%) Firewall
2 1118 (33.24%) WAN
3 998 (29.68%) LAN
4 932 (27.71%) BGP
5 921 (27.39%) VPN
6 913 (27.15%) Cisco ASA
7 894 (26.58%) MPLS
8 857 (25.48%) OSPF
9 794 (23.61%) Wireless
10 768 (22.84%) Network Security
11 615 (18.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 544 (16.18%) DNS
13 538 (16.00%) VoIP
14 401 (11.92%) TCP/IP
15 346 (10.29%) DHCP
16 334 (9.93%) VLAN
17 332 (9.87%) Cisco IOS
18 329 (9.78%) EIGRP
19 236 (7.02%) Cisco Wireless
20 216 (6.42%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.39%) Big Data
2 13 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (0.36%) MySQL
4 10 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.089%) QlikView
9 2 (0.059%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.059%) GIS
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.059%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.030%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.030%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.030%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.21%) WinDbg
4 5 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.059%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.059%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.059%) Subversion
5 2 (0.059%) Trac
6 1 (0.030%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.030%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.030%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 445 (13.23%) Telecoms
2 440 (13.08%) Finance
3 173 (5.14%) Banking
4 116 (3.45%) Retail
5 50 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 48 (1.43%) Marketing
7 40 (1.19%) Legal
8 33 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 20 (0.59%) Back Office
9 20 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.45%) Military
11 14 (0.42%) Law
12 12 (0.36%) Games
13 11 (0.33%) French Language
14 10 (0.30%) Billing
15 9 (0.27%) Italian Language
15 9 (0.27%) Publishing
16 8 (0.24%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.21%) Advertising
17 7 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1823 (54.21%) Network Engineer
2 753 (22.39%) Cisco Engineer
3 576 (17.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 507 (15.08%) Senior Network Engineer
5 315 (9.37%) Security Engineer
6 310 (9.22%) Consultant
7 264 (7.85%) Support Engineer
8 262 (7.79%) Network Security Engineer
9 204 (6.07%) Network Consultant
10 202 (6.01%) Network Support
11 189 (5.62%) Architect
12 168 (5.00%) Analyst
12 168 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
13 166 (4.94%) Juniper Engineer
14 165 (4.91%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 161 (4.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 151 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 142 (4.22%) Cisco Support
18 141 (4.19%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
19 136 (4.04%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (3.09%) 802.1X
2 64 (1.90%) XMPP
3 27 (0.80%) Web Services
4 14 (0.42%) CSS
5 13 (0.39%) HTML
6 11 (0.33%) XML
7 9 (0.27%) REST
7 9 (0.27%) XSLT
8 6 (0.18%) .NET
8 6 (0.18%) FFmpeg
8 6 (0.18%) Flash
9 4 (0.12%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.12%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.059%) CGI
10 2 (0.059%) COM
10 2 (0.059%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.059%) HTML5
10 2 (0.059%) LAMP
11 1 (0.030%) JAXB
11 1 (0.030%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 822 (24.44%) Data Centre
2 182 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 71 (2.11%) Driving Licence
5 61 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 51 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 46 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
8 32 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
8 32 (0.95%) Virtual Team
9 26 (0.77%) Hedge funds
10 25 (0.74%) Clustering
10 25 (0.74%) IVR
11 23 (0.68%) Fintech
12 17 (0.51%) Cyber Attack
12 17 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
13 15 (0.45%) iPad
13 15 (0.45%) Public Cloud
14 13 (0.39%) BYOD
14 13 (0.39%) Digital Media
14 13 (0.39%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 524 (15.58%) Windows
2 365 (10.85%) Linux
3 257 (7.64%) Windows Server
4 127 (3.78%) Unix
5 121 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 90 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (1.37%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.59%) Windows 10
10 19 (0.56%) CentOS
11 17 (0.51%) Ubuntu
12 16 (0.48%) SUSE
13 15 (0.45%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 13 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.39%) Solaris
15 10 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
15 10 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.12%) AIX
16 4 (0.12%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (17.75%) ITIL
2 414 (12.31%) Network Design
3 321 (9.55%) Presales
4 316 (9.40%) Network Management
5 267 (7.94%) Load Balancing
6 210 (6.24%) High Availability
7 166 (4.94%) Network Monitoring
8 156 (4.64%) Mentoring
9 141 (4.19%) Network Architecture
10 137 (4.07%) Information Security
11 134 (3.98%) Change Management
12 130 (3.87%) Migration
13 129 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
14 127 (3.78%) Project Management
15 117 (3.48%) Change Control
16 104 (3.09%) Service Delivery
17 92 (2.74%) SIEM
18 91 (2.71%) Service Management
19 90 (2.68%) Cybersecurity
20 87 (2.59%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 69 (2.05%) Python
2 58 (1.72%) SQL
3 54 (1.61%) PowerShell
4 37 (1.10%) C
5 35 (1.04%) Bash Shell
6 34 (1.01%) Perl
7 31 (0.92%) Java
8 20 (0.59%) JavaScript
9 18 (0.54%) VBScript
10 17 (0.51%) PHP
11 9 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.18%) R
13 4 (0.12%) Tcl
13 4 (0.12%) VB
14 3 (0.089%) C#
15 2 (0.059%) VBA
16 1 (0.030%) Jython
16 1 (0.030%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3363 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1474 (43.83%) CCNA
3 755 (22.45%) CCIE
4 318 (9.46%) Degree
5 196 (5.83%) CCDP
6 195 (5.80%) JNCIP
7 194 (5.77%) Security Cleared
8 190 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 179 (5.32%) CCSA
10 172 (5.11%) CCSE
11 165 (4.91%) MCSE
12 161 (4.79%) JNCIA
13 153 (4.55%) CISSP
14 147 (4.37%) CCSP
15 141 (4.19%) CCNP Voice
16 130 (3.87%) SC Cleared
17 121 (3.60%) CCVP
18 104 (3.09%) CCIP
19 95 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 86 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (4.76%) SLA
2 128 (3.81%) PCI DSS
3 81 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (0.51%) QA
5 9 (0.27%) PMO
6 8 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.21%) GCP
8 6 (0.18%) GPG13
9 5 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.089%) COBIT
11 2 (0.059%) FISMA
System Software
1 291 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 279 (8.30%) Active Directory
3 142 (4.22%) Hyper-V
4 36 (1.07%) Firmware
5 32 (0.95%) XenApp
6 29 (0.86%) ProxySG
6 29 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (0.83%) VMware ESX
8 23 (0.68%) vSphere
9 17 (0.51%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.24%) pfSense
11 7 (0.21%) ISA Server
11 7 (0.21%) KVM
11 7 (0.21%) NFS
12 5 (0.15%) Snort
13 4 (0.12%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.089%) vCloud
14 3 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.089%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 270 (8.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 147 (4.37%) Cisco UCCX
3 141 (4.19%) FortiGate
4 110 (3.27%) Cisco UCCE
5 94 (2.80%) Cisco Prime
6 81 (2.41%) Nagios
7 48 (1.43%) SCCM
8 38 (1.13%) Puppet
9 31 (0.92%) Cisco CME
10 27 (0.80%) Cacti
11 21 (0.62%) OpenNMS
12 20 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
13 19 (0.56%) SCOM
14 16 (0.48%) Ansible
14 16 (0.48%) Backup Exec
15 15 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
15 15 (0.45%) RANCID
16 14 (0.42%) HAProxy
17 11 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 11 (0.33%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 2884 (85.76%) Cisco
2 970 (28.84%) Juniper
3 835 (24.83%) CheckPoint
4 634 (18.85%) Palo Alto
5 582 (17.31%) F5
6 465 (13.83%) VMware
7 417 (12.40%) Microsoft
8 263 (7.82%) Fortinet
9 240 (7.14%) Riverbed
10 235 (6.99%) SolarWinds
11 215 (6.39%) HP
12 172 (5.11%) Citrix
13 145 (4.31%) Avaya
14 108 (3.21%) Meraki
15 99 (2.94%) Aruba
16 98 (2.91%) NetApp
17 76 (2.26%) Blue Coat
18 71 (2.11%) SonicWALL
19 70 (2.08%) Huawei
20 68 (2.02%) Extreme Networks
Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lennon Wright
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, bonus, etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Orpington, Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Oncall
Posted: 18 hours ago