Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 181 193
Rank change year-on-year -84 +12 +4
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2,214 3,321 3,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.90% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 7.42% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,865 2,846 3,205
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,125 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,180 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.40% -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 40,827 44,777 57,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.54% 25.65% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 31,714 35,555 46,289
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,616 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -83 2,043 £50,000 +5.26% 246
UK excluding London -77 1,379 £45,180 +0.40% 176
London -95 776 £57,500 +5.02% 80
South East -113 472 £49,000 +8.29% 54
North of England -38 300 £42,500 +6.25% 50
Midlands -29 233 £45,000 - 33
East of England -31 165 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Yorkshire +22 156 £40,000 - 17
North West -59 134 £45,000 +12.50% 30
West Midlands -59 133 £48,500 +7.78% 18
South West -1 121 £45,000 +9.76% 13
East Midlands +15 86 £41,500 -7.78% 15
Scotland -46 74 £51,750 +32.50% 5
Wales +34 66 £45,000 -10.00% 4
North East -32 10 £30,000 +20.00% 3
Northern Ireland -17 7 £28,500 -40.00%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 2,214 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,967 (88.84%) Cisco
3 1,286 (58.08%) Firewall
4 1,078 (48.69%) CCNA
5 866 (39.11%) WAN
6 724 (32.70%) LAN
7 668 (30.17%) BGP
8 628 (28.36%) MPLS
9 614 (27.73%) Wireless
10 601 (27.15%) OSPF
11 587 (26.51%) Juniper
12 569 (25.70%) Cisco ASA
13 555 (25.07%) VPN
14 528 (23.85%) CCIE
15 523 (23.62%) Data Centre
16 508 (22.94%) ITIL
17 504 (22.76%) Network Security
18 495 (22.36%) F5
19 484 (21.86%) VMware
20 452 (20.42%) CheckPoint
21 432 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
22 413 (18.65%) Finance
23 389 (17.57%) Windows
24 353 (15.94%) DNS
25 345 (15.58%) Microsoft
26 331 (14.95%) VoIP
27 328 (14.81%) EIGRP
28 322 (14.54%) TCP/IP
29 311 (14.05%) Load Balancing
30 310 (14.00%) Palo Alto

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 93 (4.20%) Skype for Business
2 73 (3.30%) MS Exchange
3 62 (2.80%) CMS
4 30 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (1.26%) IIS
6 13 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.41%) Apache
8 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.32%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.23%) SAS
11 3 (0.14%) nginx
11 3 (0.14%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.045%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.045%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 57 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.090%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.18%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 154 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (3.25%) Office 365
4 50 (2.26%) SaaS
5 26 (1.17%) IaaS
6 22 (0.99%) G Suite
6 22 (0.99%) PaaS
7 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (0.27%) Akamai
8 6 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.18%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.045%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.045%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.045%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.045%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1,286 (58.08%) Firewall
2 866 (39.11%) WAN
3 724 (32.70%) LAN
4 668 (30.17%) BGP
5 628 (28.36%) MPLS
6 614 (27.73%) Wireless
7 601 (27.15%) OSPF
8 569 (25.70%) Cisco ASA
9 555 (25.07%) VPN
10 504 (22.76%) Network Security
11 432 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 353 (15.94%) DNS
13 331 (14.95%) VoIP
14 328 (14.81%) EIGRP
15 322 (14.54%) TCP/IP
16 292 (13.19%) IPsec
17 272 (12.29%) VLAN
18 266 (12.01%) Cisco IOS
19 262 (11.83%) DHCP
20 199 (8.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.13%) Big Data
3 10 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.14%) MySQL
6 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.090%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.045%) Informix
Development Applications
1 35 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (0.59%) Git (software)
2 13 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
3 11 (0.50%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.18%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.14%) JIRA
General
1 413 (18.65%) Finance
2 198 (8.94%) Telecoms
3 122 (5.51%) Banking
4 49 (2.21%) Retail
5 39 (1.76%) Law
6 30 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.26%) Advertising
8 23 (1.04%) Legal
9 22 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 20 (0.90%) Marketing
10 20 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.63%) Back Office
12 14 (0.63%) Billing
13 9 (0.41%) Military
14 6 (0.27%) Electronics
14 6 (0.27%) French Language
14 6 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
15 5 (0.23%) German Language
15 5 (0.23%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1,141 (51.54%) Network Engineer
2 433 (19.56%) Cisco Engineer
3 351 (15.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 316 (14.27%) Senior Network Engineer
5 178 (8.04%) Architect
6 173 (7.81%) Support Engineer
7 148 (6.68%) Network Support
8 138 (6.23%) Consultant
9 131 (5.92%) Security Engineer
10 122 (5.51%) Network Support Engineer
11 115 (5.19%) Analyst
12 109 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 108 (4.88%) Network Security Engineer
14 107 (4.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 106 (4.79%) Network Architect
16 93 (4.20%) Cisco Consultant
17 89 (4.02%) Senior Cisco Engineer
18 81 (3.66%) Lead Network Engineer
18 81 (3.66%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
19 65 (2.94%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (3.66%) XMPP
2 61 (2.76%) 802.1X
3 24 (1.08%) LDAP
4 12 (0.54%) CSS
5 11 (0.50%) RFC 2547
6 10 (0.45%) HTML
7 8 (0.36%) Web Services
8 7 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (0.32%) XML
9 5 (0.23%) SAML
9 5 (0.23%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.18%) SAP CAF
11 1 (0.045%) ADSI
11 1 (0.045%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.045%) Flash
11 1 (0.045%) FreeSWITCH
11 1 (0.045%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 523 (23.62%) Data Centre
2 119 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (4.20%) Clustering
4 74 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 69 (3.12%) Driving Licence
6 62 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 56 (2.53%) PKI
8 47 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
9 34 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 30 (1.36%) User Experience
11 25 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 22 (0.99%) Public Cloud
13 18 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
14 17 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
15 14 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
16 13 (0.59%) Fintech
16 13 (0.59%) PMI
16 13 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
17 12 (0.54%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 389 (17.57%) Windows
2 235 (10.61%) Linux
3 179 (8.08%) Windows Server
4 110 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 95 (4.29%) Unix
6 75 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (1.13%) Windows 8
9 24 (1.08%) CentOS
10 23 (1.04%) Windows XP
11 21 (0.95%) Debian
12 16 (0.72%) Windows 10
13 12 (0.54%) Solaris
13 12 (0.54%) SUSE
14 11 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.50%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.45%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.36%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (22.94%) ITIL
2 311 (14.05%) Load Balancing
3 229 (10.34%) Network Design
4 194 (8.76%) Presales
5 190 (8.58%) Network Management
6 176 (7.95%) Network Monitoring
7 148 (6.68%) Mentoring
8 140 (6.32%) Change Management
9 132 (5.96%) Service Delivery
10 115 (5.19%) Problem Management
10 115 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
11 112 (5.06%) Service Management
12 97 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 93 (4.20%) Incident Management
13 93 (4.20%) SIEM
14 87 (3.93%) Line Management
14 87 (3.93%) Network Architecture
15 81 (3.66%) Change Control
15 81 (3.66%) ITIL V3
16 80 (3.61%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 136 (6.14%) Python
2 55 (2.48%) Perl
3 46 (2.08%) PowerShell
4 40 (1.81%) Bash Shell
5 35 (1.58%) SQL
6 19 (0.86%) PHP
7 18 (0.81%) C
8 12 (0.54%) Erlang
9 11 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.45%) Java
11 4 (0.18%) Bourne shell
11 4 (0.18%) C-shell
11 4 (0.18%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.18%) Korn
11 4 (0.18%) VBScript
12 2 (0.090%) R
13 1 (0.045%) Groovy
13 1 (0.045%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2,214 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,078 (48.69%) CCNA
3 528 (23.85%) CCIE
4 211 (9.53%) CCDP
5 204 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 197 (8.90%) Degree
7 173 (7.81%) Security Cleared
8 165 (7.45%) MCSE
9 163 (7.36%) JNCIP
10 162 (7.32%) SC Cleared
11 145 (6.55%) CISSP
12 116 (5.24%) CCVP
13 95 (4.29%) CCDA
14 93 (4.20%) CCSE
15 83 (3.75%) JNCIS
16 81 (3.66%) CCSA
17 74 (3.34%) ITIL Certification
18 66 (2.98%) JNCIA
19 63 (2.85%) MCSA
20 62 (2.80%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (7.54%) SLA
2 44 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 36 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (1.54%) PMO
5 28 (1.26%) QA
6 10 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.27%) GDPR
8 4 (0.18%) COBIT
8 4 (0.18%) FIPS 140-2
8 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.090%) RMADS
9 2 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.045%) GCP
10 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 305 (13.78%) Active Directory
2 278 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 38 (1.72%) vSphere
5 37 (1.67%) VMware NSX
6 16 (0.72%) Firmware
6 16 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.54%) XenApp
8 10 (0.45%) FreeRADIUS
9 8 (0.36%) KVM
9 8 (0.36%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.32%) vCloud
10 7 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.27%) Snort
12 4 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.090%) iptables
14 2 (0.090%) NFS
14 2 (0.090%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 186 (8.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 134 (6.05%) Cisco UCCX
3 114 (5.15%) Cisco UCCE
4 78 (3.52%) Nagios
5 58 (2.62%) FortiGate
6 42 (1.90%) Cisco Prime
7 41 (1.85%) Ansible
7 41 (1.85%) Cacti
8 34 (1.54%) Puppet
9 32 (1.45%) SCCM
10 26 (1.17%) ZABBIX
11 24 (1.08%) Cisco LMS
11 24 (1.08%) Opsview
12 19 (0.86%) vCenter Server
13 16 (0.72%) QRadar
14 15 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
14 15 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
15 12 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
16 11 (0.50%) Cisco CME
17 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,967 (88.84%) Cisco
2 587 (26.51%) Juniper
3 495 (22.36%) F5
4 484 (21.86%) VMware
5 452 (20.42%) CheckPoint
6 345 (15.58%) Microsoft
7 310 (14.00%) Palo Alto
8 232 (10.48%) SolarWinds
9 157 (7.09%) Citrix
10 129 (5.83%) Fortinet
11 123 (5.56%) HP
12 117 (5.28%) Meraki
13 105 (4.74%) Avaya
13 105 (4.74%) Riverbed
14 84 (3.79%) Aruba
14 84 (3.79%) Dell
15 72 (3.25%) Brocade
16 55 (2.48%) Blue Coat
17 53 (2.39%) NetApp
17 53 (2.39%) Splunk