Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 259 212 274
Rank change year-on-year -47 +62 -7
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 677 2,176 2,023
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.61% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.01% 7.16% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 615 1,709 1,811
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,850 £34,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%

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 11,258 30,403 38,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.55% 22.48% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8,586 22,512 28,442
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,975
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 29 November 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 29 November 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 -43 617 £55,000 +4.76% 120
UK excluding London -55 379 £47,500 -5.00% 102
London +4 257 £73,750 +22.92% 30
South East -44 113 £52,500 -4.55% 19
North of England -55 91 £45,000 +5.88% 32
Work from Home -43 90 £50,000 -13.04% 16
Midlands -6 63 £45,000 -14.29% 15
East of England +52 51 £47,500 -13.64% 10
North West +84 48 £45,000 -7.69% 20
South West +87 42 £47,500 - 15
West Midlands -1 40 £50,000 -4.76% 11
Yorkshire -76 38 £47,500 +11.76% 9
East Midlands +23 23 £42,500 -9.57% 4
Scotland +61 15 £65,000 +36.84% 10
North East +11 5 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Wales +46 4 £57,500 +15.00% 1

For the 6 months to 29 November 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.

1 677 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 480 (70.90%) Cisco
3 375 (55.39%) Firewall
4 351 (51.85%) CCNA
5 313 (46.23%) WAN
6 262 (38.70%) LAN
7 198 (29.25%) BGP
8 163 (24.08%) Network Security
9 158 (23.34%) MPLS
9 158 (23.34%) OSPF
10 156 (23.04%) Wireless
11 150 (22.16%) Cisco ASA
12 138 (20.38%) VPN
13 136 (20.09%) Juniper
14 135 (19.94%) Data Centre
15 131 (19.35%) Palo Alto
16 125 (18.46%) VMware
17 115 (16.99%) CISSP
18 112 (16.54%) ITIL
19 109 (16.10%) Information Security
20 104 (15.36%) Microsoft
21 102 (15.07%) CCIE
22 96 (14.18%) VoIP
23 93 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
24 91 (13.44%) Security Architecture
25 90 (13.29%) Identity Access Management
26 89 (13.15%) Azure
27 87 (12.85%) CheckPoint
28 86 (12.70%) Wi-Fi
29 85 (12.56%) Linux

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 17 (2.51%) Skype for Business
2 6 (0.89%) Confluence
2 6 (0.89%) IIS
3 4 (0.59%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.44%) CMS
4 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.30%) Apache
6 1 (0.15%) Drupal
6 1 (0.15%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.40%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 89 (13.15%) Azure
2 64 (9.45%) AWS
3 39 (5.76%) Office 365
4 20 (2.95%) SaaS
5 19 (2.81%) GCP
6 15 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (2.22%) IaaS
7 13 (1.92%) Route 53
7 13 (1.92%) Slack
8 12 (1.77%) PaaS
9 5 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.74%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.59%) G Suite
10 4 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.44%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.30%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 375 (55.39%) Firewall
2 313 (46.23%) WAN
3 262 (38.70%) LAN
4 198 (29.25%) BGP
5 163 (24.08%) Network Security
6 158 (23.34%) MPLS
6 158 (23.34%) OSPF
7 156 (23.04%) Wireless
8 150 (22.16%) Cisco ASA
9 138 (20.38%) VPN
10 96 (14.18%) VoIP
11 86 (12.70%) Wi-Fi
12 81 (11.96%) VLAN
13 80 (11.82%) Cisco Nexus
14 77 (11.37%) TCP/IP
15 76 (11.23%) DNS
16 55 (8.12%) IPsec
17 52 (7.68%) Cisco Firepower
18 48 (7.09%) SNMP
19 46 (6.79%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.59%) Big Data
3 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 7 (1.03%) Metasploit
1 7 (1.03%) WebScarab
2 6 (0.89%) JIRA
3 4 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 76 (11.23%) Finance
2 75 (11.08%) Telecoms
3 43 (6.35%) Banking
4 19 (2.81%) Public Sector
5 15 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.33%) Retail
7 8 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
8 7 (1.03%) German Language
9 6 (0.89%) French Language
9 6 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.89%) Italian Language
9 6 (0.89%) Law
9 6 (0.89%) Marketing
9 6 (0.89%) Military
9 6 (0.89%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.44%) Advertising
11 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.30%) International Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Legal
11 2 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 363 (53.62%) Network Engineer
2 149 (22.01%) Senior Network Engineer
3 105 (15.51%) Consultant
4 73 (10.78%) Cisco Engineer
5 65 (9.60%) Architect
5 65 (9.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 50 (7.39%) Security Engineer
7 42 (6.20%) IP Engineer
8 39 (5.76%) IP Network Engineer
9 37 (5.47%) Network Security Engineer
10 36 (5.32%) Network Architect
11 28 (4.14%) Support Engineer
12 25 (3.69%) Network Support
12 25 (3.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 25 (3.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 23 (3.40%) CyberArk Consultant
13 23 (3.40%) ForgeRock Consultant
13 23 (3.40%) SailPoint Consultant
13 23 (3.40%) Team Leader
14 22 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (11.23%) OAuth
1 76 (11.23%) OpenID
1 76 (11.23%) SAML
2 23 (3.40%) SailPoint
3 21 (3.10%) 802.1X
4 9 (1.33%) LDAP
5 7 (1.03%) OAuth2
6 6 (0.89%) XMPP
7 4 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.30%) HTML
8 2 (0.30%) JSON
9 1 (0.15%) .NET
9 1 (0.15%) COM+
9 1 (0.15%) Django
9 1 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 135 (19.94%) Data Centre
2 56 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.03%) Cloud Native
6 7 (1.03%) Driving Licence
6 7 (1.03%) Hedge funds
6 7 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.74%) PKI
9 4 (0.59%) CESG
9 4 (0.59%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.44%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.30%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.30%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.30%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 85 (12.56%) Linux
2 67 (9.90%) Windows
3 29 (4.28%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.22%) Unix
5 13 (1.92%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.89%) Android
8 5 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.30%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (16.54%) ITIL
2 109 (16.10%) Information Security
3 93 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (13.44%) Security Architecture
5 90 (13.29%) Identity Access Management
6 69 (10.19%) Network Design
7 59 (8.71%) Network Monitoring
8 52 (7.68%) Cybersecurity
9 47 (6.94%) Mentoring
10 42 (6.20%) Presales
11 41 (6.06%) Project Delivery
12 38 (5.61%) Load Balancing
13 36 (5.32%) Network Management
14 35 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 32 (4.73%) Technical Leadership
16 30 (4.43%) Customer Requirements
17 28 (4.14%) DevOps
18 27 (3.99%) Change Management
18 27 (3.99%) Security Monitoring
19 24 (3.55%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 64 (9.45%) Python
2 12 (1.77%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.62%) SQL
4 5 (0.74%) Perl
5 4 (0.59%) PHP
6 2 (0.30%) C
6 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.30%) R
7 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 677 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 351 (51.85%) CCNA
3 115 (16.99%) CISSP
4 102 (15.07%) CCIE
5 69 (10.19%) Security Cleared
6 61 (9.01%) SC Cleared
7 58 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 52 (7.68%) MCSE
9 48 (7.09%) JNCIA
10 47 (6.94%) CCDP
10 47 (6.94%) JNCIS
11 40 (5.91%) Degree
12 28 (4.14%) JNCIP
13 20 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (2.36%) DV Cleared
14 16 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (2.07%) CEH
15 14 (2.07%) MCSA
16 12 (1.77%) DBS Check
17 11 (1.62%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (12.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (2.81%) SLA
3 15 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.59%) COBIT
5 3 (0.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.15%) NIST
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) QA
System Software
1 75 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (7.53%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.10%) VMware NSX
3 21 (3.10%) VMware Server
4 18 (2.66%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.92%) XenApp
6 12 (1.77%) Firmware
6 12 (1.77%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.33%) Docker
8 8 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.03%) vSphere
10 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.15%) pfSense
12 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (6.20%) Ansible
2 31 (4.58%) FortiGate
3 27 (3.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 22 (3.25%) Nessus
5 21 (3.10%) Grafana
6 18 (2.66%) Puppet
7 17 (2.51%) Nagios
8 16 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (2.22%) Kubernetes
10 13 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
10 13 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
11 9 (1.33%) Terraform
12 8 (1.18%) Cisco UCCE
12 8 (1.18%) Nexpose
13 7 (1.03%) Core Impact
14 6 (0.89%) HAProxy
15 5 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.74%) vRealize
16 4 (0.59%) Cisco CME
16 4 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 480 (70.90%) Cisco
2 136 (20.09%) Juniper
3 131 (19.35%) Palo Alto
4 125 (18.46%) VMware
5 104 (15.36%) Microsoft
6 87 (12.85%) CheckPoint
7 78 (11.52%) F5
8 65 (9.60%) Fortinet
9 57 (8.42%) SolarWinds
10 53 (7.83%) Meraki
11 46 (6.79%) ForgeRock
12 37 (5.47%) HP
13 33 (4.87%) Splunk
14 30 (4.43%) Dell
15 27 (3.99%) Citrix
16 24 (3.55%) CyberArk
17 22 (3.25%) Brocade
17 22 (3.25%) Riverbed
18 20 (2.95%) Aruba
19 18 (2.66%) Avaya