Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 426 238 176
Rank change year-on-year -188 -62 +99
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 782 950 2,873
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 1.38% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.22% 6.29% 8.27%
Number of salaries quoted 622 768 1,980
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,455 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.82% +10.91% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £88,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% -1.05%

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 24,312 15,110 34,743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.40% 22.03% 24.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14,059 11,321 25,636
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,177 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -184 711 £53,000 -3.64% 130
UK excluding London -128 469 £52,500 +5.00% 102
London -200 257 £58,000 -15.64% 43
Work from Home -193 176 £55,000 -1.47% 27
South East -124 147 £52,500 +5.00% 26
Midlands -34 116 £52,500 +5.00% 22
North of England -86 88 £51,000 +2.00% 18
West Midlands -59 66 £55,000 +10.00% 11
South West -63 61 £55,000 -8.33% 17
East Midlands -25 50 £45,000 -18.18% 11
East of England -49 49 £55,000 - 4
North West -49 48 £50,000 -3.85% 10
Yorkshire -67 42 £48,500 +4.30% 5
Scotland -69 20 £41,359 -24.80% 10
North East -24 6 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Wales -27 3 £52,500 -8.70% 5

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
2 669 (85.55%) Cisco
3 440 (56.27%) Firewall
4 346 (44.25%) CCNA
5 305 (39.00%) WAN
6 273 (34.91%) LAN
7 247 (31.59%) BGP
8 219 (28.01%) OSPF
9 214 (27.37%) Data Centre
10 188 (24.04%) Palo Alto
11 187 (23.91%) Network Security
12 174 (22.25%) MPLS
13 163 (20.84%) Wireless
14 147 (18.80%) VPN
15 144 (18.41%) Juniper
16 143 (18.29%) CCIE
17 142 (18.16%) Cisco ASA
17 142 (18.16%) Azure
17 142 (18.16%) Social Skills
18 132 (16.88%) Network Design
19 118 (15.09%) Security Cleared
20 116 (14.83%) Cisco Nexus
21 114 (14.58%) Microsoft
22 112 (14.32%) CheckPoint
23 107 (13.68%) TCP/IP
23 107 (13.68%) ITIL
23 107 (13.68%) VMware
24 104 (13.30%) Windows
25 99 (12.66%) F5
26 97 (12.40%) AWS

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 11 (1.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (0.51%) nginx
2 4 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (0.51%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.38%) IIS
3 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.26%) Confluence
4 2 (0.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (3.32%) MS Visio
2 20 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.15%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 142 (18.16%) Azure
2 97 (12.40%) AWS
3 50 (6.39%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.02%) Mimecast
5 7 (0.90%) OpenShift
5 7 (0.90%) SaaS
6 6 (0.77%) IaaS
7 5 (0.64%) PaaS
8 4 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (0.51%) GCP
8 4 (0.51%) Google Workspace
8 4 (0.51%) Slack
9 3 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.26%) AWS Direct Connect
11 1 (0.13%) Azure Sentinel
11 1 (0.13%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 440 (56.27%) Firewall
2 305 (39.00%) WAN
3 273 (34.91%) LAN
4 247 (31.59%) BGP
5 219 (28.01%) OSPF
6 187 (23.91%) Network Security
7 174 (22.25%) MPLS
8 163 (20.84%) Wireless
9 147 (18.80%) VPN
10 142 (18.16%) Cisco ASA
11 116 (14.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 107 (13.68%) TCP/IP
13 93 (11.89%) SD-WAN
13 93 (11.89%) VLAN
14 92 (11.76%) DNS
15 74 (9.46%) IPsec
16 66 (8.44%) DHCP
17 62 (7.93%) EIGRP
18 61 (7.80%) Wi-Fi
19 59 (7.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.26%) Big Data
4 1 (0.13%) GIS
4 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.02%) JIRA
2 6 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 142 (18.16%) Social Skills
2 89 (11.38%) Telecoms
3 86 (11.00%) Finance
4 34 (4.35%) Public Sector
5 28 (3.58%) Banking
6 23 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.69%) Documentation Skills
8 20 (2.56%) Aerospace
8 20 (2.56%) Manufacturing
9 19 (2.43%) Military
9 19 (2.43%) Retail
10 18 (2.30%) Marketing
11 16 (2.05%) Organisational Skills
12 14 (1.79%) Law
12 14 (1.79%) Presentation Skills
13 12 (1.53%) Electronics
14 9 (1.15%) Influencing Skills
15 8 (1.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 8 (1.02%) Legal
16 5 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 470 (60.10%) Network Engineer
2 153 (19.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 80 (10.23%) Cisco Engineer
4 70 (8.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 66 (8.44%) Consultant
6 50 (6.39%) Architect
7 44 (5.63%) IP Engineer
8 39 (4.99%) Network Consultant
9 35 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (4.48%) IP Network Engineer
10 31 (3.96%) Network Specialist
11 26 (3.32%) Juniper Engineer
11 26 (3.32%) Security Consultant
11 26 (3.32%) Security Engineer
12 23 (2.94%) Network Architect
12 23 (2.94%) Network Manager
12 23 (2.94%) NOC Engineer
12 23 (2.94%) WAN Engineer
13 22 (2.81%) Network Security Engineer
14 20 (2.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.81%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.02%) LDAP
3 5 (0.64%) ISPF
3 5 (0.64%) XMPP
4 4 (0.51%) JSON
4 4 (0.51%) XML
5 3 (0.38%) Web Services
6 2 (0.26%) COM
6 2 (0.26%) YAML
7 1 (0.13%) CSS
7 1 (0.13%) Django
7 1 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.13%) Express
7 1 (0.13%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.13%) Spine.js
7 1 (0.13%) Velocity
7 1 (0.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 214 (27.37%) Data Centre
2 26 (3.32%) Public Cloud
3 22 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (1.41%) IPTV
7 10 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (1.15%) HP Storage
9 8 (1.02%) Driving Licence
10 7 (0.90%) PKI
11 6 (0.77%) CESG
11 6 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
11 6 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.64%) NHS
13 4 (0.51%) Fibre Optics
13 4 (0.51%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.38%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.38%) Social Media
14 3 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 104 (13.30%) Windows
2 93 (11.89%) Linux
3 48 (6.14%) Windows Server
4 26 (3.32%) Unix
5 25 (3.20%) Windows 10
6 19 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.92%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (1.15%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.77%) Debian
10 6 (0.77%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.77%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.13%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (16.88%) Network Design
2 107 (13.68%) ITIL
3 85 (10.87%) Presales
4 68 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
5 64 (8.18%) Project Management
6 60 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 51 (6.52%) Change Management
7 51 (6.52%) Mentoring
8 50 (6.39%) Load Balancing
9 47 (6.01%) Network Management
9 47 (6.01%) Network Monitoring
10 46 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
11 45 (5.75%) Information Security
12 43 (5.50%) DNA
13 42 (5.37%) Project Delivery
14 40 (5.12%) Computer Science
15 39 (4.99%) Cybersecurity
16 36 (4.60%) Service Delivery
17 33 (4.22%) Network Virtualisation
18 28 (3.58%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 54 (6.91%) Python
2 28 (3.58%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.53%) C
4 6 (0.77%) Bash Shell
4 6 (0.77%) PHP
5 3 (0.38%) Perl
6 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.26%) SQL
6 2 (0.26%) Tcl
7 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 782 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 346 (44.25%) CCNA
3 143 (18.29%) CCIE
4 118 (15.09%) Security Cleared
5 88 (11.25%) SC Cleared
6 73 (9.34%) Degree
7 70 (8.95%) CCDP
8 49 (6.27%) JNCIA
9 38 (4.86%) JNCIP
10 34 (4.35%) DV Cleared
11 33 (4.22%) CISSP
12 32 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 31 (3.96%) JNCIS
14 30 (3.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 23 (2.94%) MCSE
16 21 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
17 20 (2.56%) CISM
17 20 (2.56%) MCSA
18 18 (2.30%) CCIE Service Provider
19 12 (1.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (4.22%) SLA
3 24 (3.07%) GDPR
4 15 (1.92%) PMO
5 11 (1.41%) QA
6 9 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (1.15%) NIST
7 8 (1.02%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (0.64%) NCSC
10 4 (0.51%) RMADS
11 3 (0.38%) GRC
12 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
13 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 81 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (7.67%) Active Directory
3 45 (5.75%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.92%) Firmware
5 15 (1.92%) VMware NSX
6 14 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (1.41%) XenApp
8 10 (1.28%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (1.02%) Terminal Server
10 7 (0.90%) vSphere
11 5 (0.64%) FreeRADIUS
11 5 (0.64%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.26%) Docker
12 2 (0.26%) NLBS
12 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.13%) KVM
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (5.88%) Ansible
2 40 (5.12%) FortiGate
3 25 (3.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 20 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
5 13 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (1.66%) Nmap
6 11 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (1.28%) Kubernetes
7 10 (1.28%) vCenter Server
8 9 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (1.02%) HAProxy
9 8 (1.02%) Nagios
9 8 (1.02%) SCCM
9 8 (1.02%) vRealize
10 7 (0.90%) Stealthwatch
11 6 (0.77%) OpenNMS
11 6 (0.77%) QRadar
12 5 (0.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 5 (0.64%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 669 (85.55%) Cisco
2 188 (24.04%) Palo Alto
3 144 (18.41%) Juniper
4 114 (14.58%) Microsoft
5 112 (14.32%) CheckPoint
6 107 (13.68%) VMware
7 99 (12.66%) F5
8 85 (10.87%) Fortinet
9 67 (8.57%) Meraki
10 63 (8.06%) SolarWinds
11 62 (7.93%) HP
12 51 (6.52%) Aruba
13 40 (5.12%) Citrix
14 28 (3.58%) Dell
15 20 (2.56%) Apple
16 18 (2.30%) NetApp
16 18 (2.30%) SAP
17 17 (2.17%) Infoblox
17 17 (2.17%) McAfee
18 16 (2.05%) Nokia