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

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 192 196
Rank change year-on-year -60 +4 +16
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2429 3317 3791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.77% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 6.77% 6.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2076 2926 3240
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.44% -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 43165 49027 60087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.01% 26.21% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 33185 39333 47990
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 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 November 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 -64 2266 £50,000 +5.26% 100
UK excluding London -55 1491 £47,000 +4.44% 69
London -45 877 £57,500 +5.02% 35
South East -98 506 £50,000 +5.26% 20
North of England +22 363 £44,486 +11.22% 21
Midlands -11 238 £47,500 +7.95% 12
East of England -50 178 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Yorkshire +27 176 £42,500 - 9
North West +7 175 £45,000 +12.50% 10
West Midlands -29 158 £50,000 +13.64% 7
South West +21 132 £45,000 +21.95%
East Midlands +26 67 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Scotland -56 60 £50,000 +24.13% 2
Wales +14 56 £45,000 - 2
North East -9 12 £43,500 +93.33% 2
Northern Ireland - 8 £27,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2429 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2128 (87.61%) Cisco
3 1470 (60.52%) Firewall
4 1119 (46.07%) CCNA
5 951 (39.15%) WAN
6 799 (32.89%) BGP
7 785 (32.32%) LAN
8 712 (29.31%) OSPF
9 701 (28.86%) Juniper
10 692 (28.49%) MPLS
11 644 (26.51%) Cisco ASA
12 629 (25.90%) VPN
13 625 (25.73%) Wireless
14 597 (24.58%) CCIE
15 590 (24.29%) Data Centre
16 586 (24.13%) Network Security
17 573 (23.59%) CheckPoint
18 540 (22.23%) ITIL
19 533 (21.94%) Cisco Nexus
20 516 (21.24%) F5
21 471 (19.39%) VMware
22 464 (19.10%) Finance
23 431 (17.74%) Windows
24 393 (16.18%) Microsoft
25 382 (15.73%) EIGRP
26 379 (15.60%) Palo Alto
27 367 (15.11%) DNS
28 354 (14.57%) Load Balancing
29 351 (14.45%) VoIP
30 334 (13.75%) 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 78 (3.21%) Skype for Business
2 77 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 70 (2.88%) CMS
4 35 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (1.03%) IIS
6 19 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.45%) Apache
8 8 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (0.33%) SAS
9 6 (0.25%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.16%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.082%) JBoss
11 2 (0.082%) nginx
11 2 (0.082%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.082%) WildFly
12 1 (0.041%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.041%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.41%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 184 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 131 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (2.76%) Office 365
4 41 (1.69%) SaaS
5 28 (1.15%) G Suite
6 22 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (0.58%) IaaS
8 10 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.41%) PaaS
9 9 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.16%) Akamai
10 4 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.12%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.041%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1470 (60.52%) Firewall
2 951 (39.15%) WAN
3 799 (32.89%) BGP
4 785 (32.32%) LAN
5 712 (29.31%) OSPF
6 692 (28.49%) MPLS
7 644 (26.51%) Cisco ASA
8 629 (25.90%) VPN
9 625 (25.73%) Wireless
10 586 (24.13%) Network Security
11 533 (21.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 382 (15.73%) EIGRP
13 367 (15.11%) DNS
14 351 (14.45%) VoIP
15 334 (13.75%) TCP/IP
16 326 (13.42%) IPsec
17 297 (12.23%) Cisco IOS
18 268 (11.03%) VLAN
19 259 (10.66%) DHCP
20 181 (7.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (0.37%) Big Data
5 8 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.12%) MySQL
7 2 (0.082%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.082%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.041%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 42 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (0.41%) Metasploit
3 8 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.16%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.16%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.12%) JIRA
6 1 (0.041%) JMeter
6 1 (0.041%) Subversion
6 1 (0.041%) WebDriver
General
1 464 (19.10%) Finance
2 204 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 162 (6.67%) Banking
4 49 (2.02%) Law
5 36 (1.48%) Retail
6 29 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 23 (0.95%) Advertising
9 20 (0.82%) Billing
10 18 (0.74%) Legal
11 16 (0.66%) Back Office
12 12 (0.49%) Games
13 11 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.45%) Marketing
13 11 (0.45%) Publishing
14 10 (0.41%) Electronics
15 9 (0.37%) French Language
16 8 (0.33%) German Language
16 8 (0.33%) Italian Language
17 5 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1305 (53.73%) Network Engineer
2 511 (21.04%) Cisco Engineer
3 421 (17.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 386 (15.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 183 (7.53%) Support Engineer
6 180 (7.41%) Architect
7 174 (7.16%) Network Support
8 157 (6.46%) Security Engineer
9 147 (6.05%) Analyst
10 142 (5.85%) Consultant
11 135 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
12 131 (5.39%) Network Support Engineer
13 130 (5.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 121 (4.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 121 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 121 (4.98%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 120 (4.94%) Network Architect
16 95 (3.91%) Network Analyst
17 87 (3.58%) Security Analyst
18 82 (3.38%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (3.75%) XMPP
2 69 (2.84%) 802.1X
3 30 (1.24%) CSS
4 19 (0.78%) HTML
5 11 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (0.29%) RFC 2547
6 7 (0.29%) Web Services
7 6 (0.25%) XML
8 5 (0.21%) HTML5
9 4 (0.16%) .NET
10 3 (0.12%) ADSI
10 3 (0.12%) SAML
11 2 (0.082%) JAXB
11 2 (0.082%) jQuery
11 2 (0.082%) JSP
11 2 (0.082%) JSTL
11 2 (0.082%) POJO
11 2 (0.082%) Software Packaging
12 1 (0.041%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.041%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 590 (24.29%) Data Centre
2 127 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (3.79%) Clustering
4 84 (3.46%) Driving Licence
5 81 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
6 79 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 49 (2.02%) PKI
8 48 (1.98%) Management Information System
9 40 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 25 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 24 (0.99%) iPad
12 20 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (0.82%) Public Cloud
13 18 (0.74%) FlexPod
13 18 (0.74%) User Experience
14 16 (0.66%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
16 13 (0.54%) Eurex
17 12 (0.49%) Fintech
17 12 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 431 (17.74%) Windows
2 275 (11.32%) Linux
3 185 (7.62%) Windows Server
4 117 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 101 (4.16%) Unix
6 79 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (1.32%) Windows XP
9 28 (1.15%) Windows 8
10 21 (0.86%) CentOS
10 21 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 20 (0.82%) Debian
12 18 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (0.70%) Windows 10
14 15 (0.62%) Solaris
15 10 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.33%) SUSE
16 8 (0.33%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.25%) CatOS
17 6 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (22.23%) ITIL
2 354 (14.57%) Load Balancing
3 303 (12.47%) Network Design
4 251 (10.33%) Network Management
5 215 (8.85%) Network Monitoring
6 165 (6.79%) Presales
7 151 (6.22%) Mentoring
8 138 (5.68%) Change Management
9 117 (4.82%) Service Delivery
10 107 (4.41%) High Availability
10 107 (4.41%) Root Cause Analysis
11 101 (4.16%) Time Management
12 96 (3.95%) Service Management
13 91 (3.75%) Problem Management
13 91 (3.75%) Project Management
14 90 (3.71%) Migration
15 87 (3.58%) Line Management
15 87 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 85 (3.50%) Network Architecture
17 82 (3.38%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 136 (5.60%) Python
2 59 (2.43%) Perl
3 43 (1.77%) Bash Shell
4 32 (1.32%) C
4 32 (1.32%) PowerShell
5 27 (1.11%) SQL
6 18 (0.74%) Erlang
7 14 (0.58%) Java
8 13 (0.54%) JavaScript
8 13 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.21%) PHP
10 4 (0.16%) Bourne shell
10 4 (0.16%) C-shell
10 4 (0.16%) Korn
11 3 (0.12%) C#
12 2 (0.082%) R
13 1 (0.041%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.041%) Ruby
13 1 (0.041%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2429 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1119 (46.07%) CCNA
3 597 (24.58%) CCIE
4 203 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 199 (8.19%) Degree
6 186 (7.66%) Security Cleared
7 180 (7.41%) CCDP
8 174 (7.16%) MCSE
9 173 (7.12%) JNCIP
10 170 (7.00%) SC Cleared
11 136 (5.60%) CISSP
12 129 (5.31%) CCVP
13 128 (5.27%) CCSE
14 124 (5.10%) CCSA
15 102 (4.20%) JNCIS
16 98 (4.03%) CCDA
17 87 (3.58%) CCNP Voice
18 73 (3.01%) JNCIA
19 72 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 69 (2.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (7.37%) SLA
2 61 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (2.51%) PCI DSS
3 37 (1.52%) QA
4 30 (1.24%) PMO
5 20 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.37%) GDPR
7 8 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.16%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.082%) COBIT
10 2 (0.082%) RMADS
11 1 (0.041%) GCP
System Software
1 306 (12.60%) Active Directory
2 291 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 42 (1.73%) vSphere
5 37 (1.52%) VMware NSX
6 21 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.74%) XenApp
8 12 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.45%) Firmware
10 9 (0.37%) vCloud
11 7 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.21%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.21%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.21%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.16%) Snort
14 3 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
14 3 (0.12%) KVM
15 2 (0.082%) iptables
15 2 (0.082%) NFS
15 2 (0.082%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 195 (8.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 130 (5.35%) Cisco UCCX
3 114 (4.69%) Cisco UCCE
4 90 (3.71%) FortiGate
5 65 (2.68%) Nagios
6 61 (2.51%) Cisco Prime
7 56 (2.31%) Cacti
8 35 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
9 26 (1.07%) Ansible
10 25 (1.03%) Cisco LMS
10 25 (1.03%) Opsview
11 23 (0.95%) Puppet
12 21 (0.86%) SCCM
13 19 (0.78%) vCenter Server
14 18 (0.74%) Cisco IPCC
15 14 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
15 14 (0.58%) QRadar
15 14 (0.58%) ZABBIX
16 13 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
17 9 (0.37%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 2128 (87.61%) Cisco
2 701 (28.86%) Juniper
3 573 (23.59%) CheckPoint
4 516 (21.24%) F5
5 471 (19.39%) VMware
6 393 (16.18%) Microsoft
7 379 (15.60%) Palo Alto
8 242 (9.96%) SolarWinds
9 179 (7.37%) Citrix
10 163 (6.71%) HP
11 125 (5.15%) Meraki
11 125 (5.15%) Riverbed
12 115 (4.73%) Fortinet
13 95 (3.91%) Brocade
14 92 (3.79%) Avaya
15 91 (3.75%) Aruba
16 77 (3.17%) Dell
17 69 (2.84%) Blue Coat
18 49 (2.02%) Verint
19 47 (1.93%) Google