Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 357 258 208
Rank change year-on-year -99 -50 +74
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 782 1,237 2,515
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.27% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 5.92% 7.01%
Number of salaries quoted 610 1,029 1,865
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £34,300
25th Percentile £42,500 £44,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.06%

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 19,331 20,895 35,854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.36% 21.46% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12,355 15,729 25,961
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -100 686 £55,000 -0.90% 114
UK excluding London -32 495 £52,500 +5.00% 93
London -133 211 £58,000 -10.77% 28
Work from Home -116 174 £55,000 -12.00% 26
North of England +1 141 £48,500 -3.00% 22
South East -54 133 £52,500 +5.00% 34
Midlands -14 95 £55,000 +7.32% 19
North West +27 71 £50,000 - 12
South West -24 66 £53,750 -10.42% 7
Yorkshire +1 61 £48,500 +3.74% 9
West Midlands +2 59 £57,500 +15.00% 9
East of England +5 49 £57,500 +4.55% 4
East Midlands -12 36 £38,750 -26.19% 10
Scotland -6 22 £41,359 -21.22% 6
North East -5 9 £40,000 -2.44% 1
Wales - 3 £57,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 782 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 652 (83.38%) Cisco
3 455 (58.18%) Firewall
4 328 (41.94%) CCNA
5 314 (40.15%) WAN
6 265 (33.89%) LAN
7 242 (30.95%) Network Security
8 217 (27.75%) BGP
9 195 (24.94%) OSPF
10 180 (23.02%) Data Centre
11 175 (22.38%) Palo Alto
12 160 (20.46%) Cisco ASA
13 157 (20.08%) Juniper
14 147 (18.80%) Wireless
15 145 (18.54%) MPLS
16 143 (18.29%) Azure
17 142 (18.16%) VPN
18 136 (17.39%) CCIE
19 132 (16.88%) Social Skills
20 131 (16.75%) Security Cleared
21 127 (16.24%) Microsoft
22 126 (16.11%) DNS
22 126 (16.11%) Network Design
23 118 (15.09%) F5
24 116 (14.83%) ITIL
25 112 (14.32%) SD-WAN
26 108 (13.81%) Finance
27 106 (13.55%) SC Cleared
28 102 (13.04%) Telecoms
28 102 (13.04%) Windows

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 9 (1.15%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.77%) Confluence
3 5 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (0.51%) IIS
4 4 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.51%) nginx
4 4 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.13%) Apache
6 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 26 (3.32%) MS Visio
2 19 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 143 (18.29%) Azure
2 86 (11.00%) AWS
3 56 (7.16%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (1.92%) OpenShift
5 10 (1.28%) SaaS
6 9 (1.15%) PaaS
7 8 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.90%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.77%) IaaS
10 5 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.26%) AWS Direct Connect
13 2 (0.26%) Cloudflare
13 2 (0.26%) Google Workspace
14 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.13%) Route 53
14 1 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 455 (58.18%) Firewall
2 314 (40.15%) WAN
3 265 (33.89%) LAN
4 242 (30.95%) Network Security
5 217 (27.75%) BGP
6 195 (24.94%) OSPF
7 160 (20.46%) Cisco ASA
8 147 (18.80%) Wireless
9 145 (18.54%) MPLS
10 142 (18.16%) VPN
11 126 (16.11%) DNS
12 112 (14.32%) SD-WAN
13 102 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 102 (13.04%) TCP/IP
14 92 (11.76%) VLAN
15 82 (10.49%) DHCP
16 66 (8.44%) VoIP
17 63 (8.06%) Cisco Firepower
18 57 (7.29%) IPsec
19 54 (6.91%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (0.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.26%) Big Data
4 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (1.79%) JIRA
2 3 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 132 (16.88%) Social Skills
2 108 (13.81%) Finance
3 102 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 40 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (4.86%) Public Sector
6 28 (3.58%) Banking
7 24 (3.07%) Law
8 23 (2.94%) Documentation Skills
9 20 (2.56%) Marketing
10 16 (2.05%) Manufacturing
10 16 (2.05%) Retail
11 13 (1.66%) Military
12 12 (1.53%) Electronics
12 12 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
13 11 (1.41%) Aerospace
14 10 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
15 8 (1.02%) Legal
16 7 (0.90%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.90%) Publishing
17 6 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 457 (58.44%) Network Engineer
2 165 (21.10%) Senior Network Engineer
3 74 (9.46%) Consultant
4 61 (7.80%) Cisco Engineer
5 56 (7.16%) Architect
5 56 (7.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 50 (6.39%) Network Consultant
7 42 (5.37%) Design Engineer
7 42 (5.37%) Security Engineer
8 39 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 36 (4.60%) Network Security Engineer
10 32 (4.09%) Security Consultant
11 29 (3.71%) IP Engineer
11 29 (3.71%) Network Specialist
12 27 (3.45%) IP Network Engineer
13 26 (3.32%) Support Engineer
14 25 (3.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 25 (3.20%) Network Support
15 24 (3.07%) Network Design Engineer
16 23 (2.94%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.81%) 802.1X
2 16 (2.05%) LDAP
3 8 (1.02%) Web Services
4 4 (0.51%) ISPF
5 3 (0.38%) COM
5 3 (0.38%) JSON
6 2 (0.26%) .NET
6 2 (0.26%) COM+
6 2 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.26%) Middleware
6 2 (0.26%) YAML
7 1 (0.13%) CSS
7 1 (0.13%) Django
7 1 (0.13%) Express
7 1 (0.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 180 (23.02%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (1.92%) Public Cloud
5 13 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (1.66%) IPTV
6 11 (1.41%) Driving Licence
7 5 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (0.64%) Replication
8 4 (0.51%) NHS
8 4 (0.51%) PKI
8 4 (0.51%) Wiki
9 3 (0.38%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.38%) CESG
9 3 (0.38%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (0.38%) Clustering
9 3 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.38%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.38%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 102 (13.04%) Windows
2 75 (9.59%) Linux
3 58 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.20%) Windows 10
5 17 (2.17%) Ubuntu
6 16 (2.05%) Unix
6 16 (2.05%) Windows Server 2019
7 12 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.28%) Mac OS
8 10 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.15%) Android
10 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.38%) Debian
11 3 (0.38%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (16.11%) Network Design
2 116 (14.83%) ITIL
3 91 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
4 86 (11.00%) Presales
5 68 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 53 (6.78%) Load Balancing
7 50 (6.39%) Information Security
8 48 (6.14%) Customer Requirements
9 47 (6.01%) Cybersecurity
10 46 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 45 (5.75%) Project Management
12 42 (5.37%) Computer Science
13 40 (5.12%) Network Virtualisation
14 39 (4.99%) Network Management
15 38 (4.86%) Change Management
15 38 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
16 37 (4.73%) Migration
17 36 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
18 31 (3.96%) DNA
18 31 (3.96%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (5.37%) Python
2 36 (4.60%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.53%) PHP
4 10 (1.28%) C
5 4 (0.51%) Tcl
6 3 (0.38%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.38%) C++
6 3 (0.38%) R
7 2 (0.26%) Java
7 2 (0.26%) Perl
7 2 (0.26%) SQL
7 2 (0.26%) VB
8 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.13%) Korn
8 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 782 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 328 (41.94%) CCNA
3 136 (17.39%) CCIE
4 131 (16.75%) Security Cleared
5 106 (13.55%) SC Cleared
6 61 (7.80%) Degree
7 54 (6.91%) CCDP
8 50 (6.39%) JNCIP
9 43 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 42 (5.37%) CISSP
11 34 (4.35%) JNCIA
12 31 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 30 (3.84%) MCSE
14 27 (3.45%) DV Cleared
15 22 (2.81%) MCSA
16 21 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
16 21 (2.69%) JNCIS
17 19 (2.43%) CISM
18 11 (1.41%) CCSP
18 11 (1.41%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (4.48%) SLA
3 19 (2.43%) GDPR
4 16 (2.05%) PMO
5 13 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (1.41%) PCI DSS
7 9 (1.15%) NIST
8 7 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.90%) QA
9 4 (0.51%) NCSC
10 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.38%) GRC
10 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (0.38%) RMADS
11 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 73 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (4.99%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.20%) XenApp
5 22 (2.81%) XenDesktop
6 20 (2.56%) VMware NSX
7 16 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 16 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (1.79%) Firmware
9 13 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.66%) vSphere
10 8 (1.02%) FreeRADIUS
11 4 (0.51%) Docker
12 2 (0.26%) NLBS
12 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.13%) KVM
13 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 51 (6.52%) FortiGate
2 45 (5.75%) Ansible
3 22 (2.81%) Kubernetes
4 19 (2.43%) SCCM
5 18 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (2.05%) HAProxy
6 16 (2.05%) vRealize
7 15 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (1.53%) Nmap
9 11 (1.41%) Nagios
10 9 (1.15%) Stealthwatch
10 9 (1.15%) Terraform
11 8 (1.02%) SCOM
12 7 (0.90%) Cacti
12 7 (0.90%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.77%) Amdocs OSS
13 6 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.77%) SmoothWall
14 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 652 (83.38%) Cisco
2 175 (22.38%) Palo Alto
3 157 (20.08%) Juniper
4 127 (16.24%) Microsoft
5 118 (15.09%) F5
6 99 (12.66%) CheckPoint
6 99 (12.66%) Fortinet
7 96 (12.28%) VMware
8 68 (8.70%) HP
9 62 (7.93%) Meraki
10 51 (6.52%) SolarWinds
11 41 (5.24%) Citrix
12 39 (4.99%) Aruba
13 33 (4.22%) Infoblox
14 32 (4.09%) Dell
15 22 (2.81%) Blue Coat
15 22 (2.81%) Oracle
15 22 (2.81%) Veeam
16 18 (2.30%) Apple
16 18 (2.30%) Red Hat