Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 275 251
Rank change year-on-year +85 -24 -42
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2,614 2,043 2,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 1.25% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.28% 5.27% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,804 1,691 2,166
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +4.71%
10th Percentile £31,500 £36,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +3.26% -1.08% +3.33%

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 31,584 38,793 42,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.06% 23.72% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23,072 28,759 32,642
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 October 2019.

Salary histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Top 17 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 21 October 2019. 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 +92 2,504 £50,000 -4.76% 259
UK excluding London +124 1,871 £47,500 +3.26% 193
North of England +200 761 £42,500 -10.53% 32
London +20 675 £57,500 - 76
Yorkshire +211 605 £40,000 -13.51% 9
South East +108 597 £52,500 +5.00% 80
Midlands +19 237 £52,500 - 39
East of England +53 166 £52,500 +16.67% 15
West Midlands +18 161 £52,500 -4.55% 24
North West +35 136 £50,000 +5.26% 22
East Midlands +32 76 £47,000 +4.44% 15
South West -53 64 £46,809 +10.14% 17
Scotland -13 34 £48,750 -2.50% 6
North East +27 20 £42,915 -33.98% 1
Isle of Man - 10 £55,500 -
Wales -11 7 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Northern Ireland -14 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 2,614 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2,029 (77.62%) Cisco
3 1,531 (58.57%) Firewall
4 1,496 (57.23%) CCNA
5 1,331 (50.92%) WAN
6 1,006 (38.49%) MPLS
7 900 (34.43%) BGP
8 863 (33.01%) LAN
9 802 (30.68%) Network Security
10 780 (29.84%) OSPF
11 767 (29.34%) VPN
12 731 (27.96%) Cisco ASA
13 640 (24.48%) Palo Alto
14 628 (24.02%) Data Centre
15 570 (21.81%) Cisco Nexus
16 558 (21.35%) Juniper
17 502 (19.20%) DNS
18 500 (19.13%) Wireless
19 494 (18.90%) Network Design
20 488 (18.67%) Fortinet
21 483 (18.48%) Linux
22 475 (18.17%) CheckPoint
23 467 (17.87%) IPsec
24 420 (16.07%) Presales
25 413 (15.80%) Internet
26 411 (15.72%) Network Management
27 399 (15.26%) CCIE
28 380 (14.54%) ITIL
29 363 (13.89%) Management Information System
30 362 (13.85%) 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 74 (2.83%) Skype for Business
2 51 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 22 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 20 (0.77%) IIS
5 14 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.11%) Confluence
9 2 (0.077%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.038%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.038%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.038%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 68 (2.60%) MS Visio
2 39 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.038%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.077%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.077%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 342 (13.08%) Azure
2 240 (9.18%) AWS
3 116 (4.44%) Office 365
4 33 (1.26%) SaaS
5 17 (0.65%) OpenShift
6 15 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.50%) IaaS
7 13 (0.50%) PaaS
8 9 (0.34%) GCP
9 8 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.31%) G Suite
10 6 (0.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.11%) AWS CodePipeline
11 3 (0.11%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.077%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.077%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.077%) GitHub
12 2 (0.077%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.038%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,531 (58.57%) Firewall
2 1,331 (50.92%) WAN
3 1,006 (38.49%) MPLS
4 900 (34.43%) BGP
5 863 (33.01%) LAN
6 802 (30.68%) Network Security
7 780 (29.84%) OSPF
8 767 (29.34%) VPN
9 731 (27.96%) Cisco ASA
10 570 (21.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 502 (19.20%) DNS
12 500 (19.13%) Wireless
13 467 (17.87%) IPsec
14 413 (15.80%) Internet
15 362 (13.85%) TCP/IP
16 291 (11.13%) NetScaler
17 287 (10.98%) RIP
18 267 (10.21%) Broadband
19 245 (9.37%) SMTP
20 236 (9.03%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (1.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.46%) MySQL
3 7 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.077%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.077%) Big Data
6 2 (0.077%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.077%) MS Access
6 2 (0.077%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.077%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.077%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.077%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.077%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.038%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.038%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.038%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.038%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.38%) Subversion
4 6 (0.23%) Fiddler
4 6 (0.23%) JIRA
5 5 (0.19%) WinDbg
6 3 (0.11%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.077%) Ant
7 2 (0.077%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.077%) Maven
8 1 (0.038%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.038%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 328 (12.55%) Telecoms
2 238 (9.10%) Finance
3 101 (3.86%) Retail
4 91 (3.48%) Banking
5 86 (3.29%) Public Sector
6 37 (1.42%) Aerospace
7 33 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 23 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 21 (0.80%) Law
9 21 (0.80%) Marketing
10 16 (0.61%) French Language
11 15 (0.57%) German Language
11 15 (0.57%) Italian Language
12 14 (0.54%) Legal
13 11 (0.42%) Electronics
14 8 (0.31%) Advertising
15 7 (0.27%) Back Office
16 6 (0.23%) Military
17 5 (0.19%) Games
17 5 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,519 (58.11%) Network Engineer
2 390 (14.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 347 (13.27%) Security Engineer
4 333 (12.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 303 (11.59%) Network Security Engineer
6 287 (10.98%) Senior Network Engineer
7 260 (9.95%) Consultant
8 190 (7.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 177 (6.77%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 167 (6.39%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 153 (5.85%) Network Consultant
12 141 (5.39%) Architect
13 139 (5.32%) Project Engineer
14 125 (4.78%) Analyst
15 124 (4.74%) Support Engineer
16 122 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 107 (4.09%) Security Consultant
18 106 (4.06%) Network Architect
19 100 (3.83%) Network Support
20 82 (3.14%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (2.64%) 802.1X
2 25 (0.96%) LDAP
3 19 (0.73%) XMPP
4 13 (0.50%) Web Services
5 10 (0.38%) LAMP
6 9 (0.34%) .NET
7 5 (0.19%) ADSI
7 5 (0.19%) XML
8 3 (0.11%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.11%) OAuth
8 3 (0.11%) OpenID
8 3 (0.11%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.11%) SAML
9 2 (0.077%) COM
9 2 (0.077%) CSS
9 2 (0.077%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.077%) HTML
9 2 (0.077%) J2EE
10 1 (0.038%) REST
10 1 (0.038%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 628 (24.02%) Data Centre
2 363 (13.89%) Management Information System
3 126 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (3.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 48 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (1.49%) Public Cloud
7 38 (1.45%) Driving Licence
8 25 (0.96%) Private Cloud
9 23 (0.88%) IPTV
10 17 (0.65%) BBC
11 16 (0.61%) Clustering
11 16 (0.61%) PKI
11 16 (0.61%) Virtual Team
12 15 (0.57%) Handset
13 13 (0.50%) Security Operations Centre
14 12 (0.46%) CMDB
14 12 (0.46%) Replication
15 11 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.38%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 483 (18.48%) Linux
2 336 (12.85%) Unix
3 292 (11.17%) Windows
4 143 (5.47%) Windows Server
5 53 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (1.68%) Windows 10
8 41 (1.57%) CentOS
9 36 (1.38%) Ubuntu
10 26 (0.99%) Debian
11 25 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (0.77%) Windows 7
14 17 (0.65%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.57%) CatOS
16 13 (0.50%) Solaris
17 7 (0.27%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.23%) SUSE
19 3 (0.11%) Apple iOS
19 3 (0.11%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (18.90%) Network Design
2 420 (16.07%) Presales
3 411 (15.72%) Network Management
4 380 (14.54%) ITIL
5 329 (12.59%) Service Delivery
6 321 (12.28%) Change Control
7 278 (10.64%) Product Management
8 235 (8.99%) Validation
9 234 (8.95%) Load Balancing
10 229 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
11 201 (7.69%) Project Delivery
12 197 (7.54%) Network Monitoring
13 147 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 132 (5.05%) Mentoring
15 117 (4.48%) Migration
16 115 (4.40%) Information Security
17 110 (4.21%) Cybersecurity
17 110 (4.21%) Technical Leadership
18 100 (3.83%) Incident Management
19 99 (3.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 317 (12.13%) Python
2 258 (9.87%) Bash Shell
3 243 (9.30%) Perl
4 66 (2.52%) SQL
5 46 (1.76%) PowerShell
6 43 (1.64%) C
7 10 (0.38%) PHP
8 7 (0.27%) C#
8 7 (0.27%) Ruby
9 6 (0.23%) VBScript
10 5 (0.19%) Java
10 5 (0.19%) R
11 4 (0.15%) C++
12 3 (0.11%) Ada
12 3 (0.11%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.077%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.038%) Tcl
14 1 (0.038%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,614 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,496 (57.23%) CCNA
3 399 (15.26%) CCIE
4 252 (9.64%) Degree
5 218 (8.34%) CCDP
6 187 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 186 (7.12%) Security Cleared
8 162 (6.20%) MCSE
9 148 (5.66%) SC Cleared
10 135 (5.16%) JNCIS
11 125 (4.78%) JNCIP
12 116 (4.44%) JNCIA
13 101 (3.86%) CCSE
14 74 (2.83%) CISSP
15 73 (2.79%) CCSA
16 59 (2.26%) CCDA
16 59 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 53 (2.03%) JNCIE
18 50 (1.91%) MCSA
19 45 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (12.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 289 (11.06%) ISO 9001
3 159 (6.08%) SLA
4 41 (1.57%) ISO 22301
5 31 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (0.61%) PMO
8 15 (0.57%) QA
9 12 (0.46%) GDPR
10 9 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.11%) NIST
13 2 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.077%) NCSC
13 2 (0.077%) RMADS
14 1 (0.038%) BS7799
14 1 (0.038%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 201 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 176 (6.73%) vCloud
3 164 (6.27%) Active Directory
4 72 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 58 (2.22%) XenApp
6 38 (1.45%) VMware NSX
7 37 (1.42%) XenDesktop
8 29 (1.11%) vSphere
9 20 (0.77%) Firmware
10 19 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (0.65%) Docker
12 15 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.42%) ProxySG
15 10 (0.38%) DRBD
15 10 (0.38%) GlusterFS
15 10 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
16 6 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
17 5 (0.19%) ISA Server
18 4 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 316 (12.09%) FortiGate
2 278 (10.64%) Nagios
3 116 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 83 (3.18%) Cisco Prime
5 52 (1.99%) Cisco UCCX
6 46 (1.76%) Ansible
7 40 (1.53%) SCCM
8 33 (1.26%) Stealthwatch
9 25 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
10 21 (0.80%) Puppet
11 17 (0.65%) Kubernetes
12 16 (0.61%) RANCID
13 15 (0.57%) Cacti
13 15 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
14 14 (0.54%) WSUS
15 13 (0.50%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.50%) ZABBIX
16 12 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
17 11 (0.42%) CASB
18 10 (0.38%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 2,029 (77.62%) Cisco
2 640 (24.48%) Palo Alto
3 558 (21.35%) Juniper
4 488 (18.67%) Fortinet
5 475 (18.17%) CheckPoint
6 354 (13.54%) VMware
7 307 (11.74%) F5
8 285 (10.90%) Microsoft
9 229 (8.76%) Meraki
10 187 (7.15%) SolarWinds
11 170 (6.50%) Citrix
12 159 (6.08%) HP
13 97 (3.71%) Dell
13 97 (3.71%) Huawei
14 94 (3.60%) Brocade
15 87 (3.33%) Blue Coat
16 82 (3.14%) Aruba
17 70 (2.68%) NetApp
18 58 (2.22%) Mitel
19 48 (1.84%) Extreme Networks