Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 460 246 192
Rank change year-on-year -214 -54 +90
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 817 665 2,610
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 1.36% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.00% 6.32% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 672 518 1,817
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £70,000 £77,188 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £120,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,250 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.79% - +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 27,199 10,525 31,439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.60% 21.53% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 15,140 8,108 23,398
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.03% +7.78% -

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 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 -207 711 £55,000 - 159
UK excluding London -152 431 £50,250 +5.79% 129
London -236 295 £65,000 -18.75% 43
Work from Home -146 211 £57,500 +15.00% 25
South East -118 148 £52,500 +10.53% 47
Midlands -63 123 £48,750 +8.33% 18
North of England -128 82 £50,000 +7.53% 20
West Midlands -86 65 £52,500 +16.67% 13
East Midlands -30 58 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North West -99 45 £50,500 +1.00% 13
East of England -105 43 £50,000 +5.26% 15
Yorkshire -93 42 £45,000 - 3
South West -88 34 £59,257 +21.55% 16
North East -22 15 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Scotland -90 12 £50,000 -23.08% 6
Wales -43 10 £35,000 -39.13% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £60,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 817 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 679 (83.11%) Cisco
3 443 (54.22%) Firewall
4 351 (42.96%) CCNA
5 314 (38.43%) WAN
6 258 (31.58%) LAN
7 242 (29.62%) BGP
8 219 (26.81%) Data Centre
9 213 (26.07%) Palo Alto
10 204 (24.97%) OSPF
11 203 (24.85%) MPLS
12 188 (23.01%) CCIE
13 180 (22.03%) Wireless
14 173 (21.18%) VPN
15 172 (21.05%) Social Skills
16 151 (18.48%) Network Security
17 146 (17.87%) ITIL
18 142 (17.38%) CheckPoint
19 136 (16.65%) Azure
20 132 (16.16%) Network Design
21 125 (15.30%) Cisco ASA
22 114 (13.95%) Juniper
22 114 (13.95%) Microsoft
23 111 (13.59%) VMware
24 108 (13.22%) VLAN
25 103 (12.61%) Wi-Fi
25 103 (12.61%) TCP/IP
26 101 (12.36%) Windows
26 101 (12.36%) SolarWinds
27 98 (12.00%) SD-WAN

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 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 7 (0.86%) IIS
3 3 (0.37%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.12%) Apache
5 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 28 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.06%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 136 (16.65%) Azure
2 97 (11.87%) AWS
3 62 (7.59%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (1.22%) Mimecast
5 9 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (0.98%) IaaS
7 6 (0.73%) SaaS
8 5 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.61%) GCP
8 5 (0.61%) PaaS
9 4 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.49%) Google Workspace
9 4 (0.49%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.49%) PowerApps
9 4 (0.49%) Slack
10 3 (0.37%) Cloudflare
10 3 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.24%) Azure Sentinel
11 2 (0.24%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 443 (54.22%) Firewall
2 314 (38.43%) WAN
3 258 (31.58%) LAN
4 242 (29.62%) BGP
5 204 (24.97%) OSPF
6 203 (24.85%) MPLS
7 180 (22.03%) Wireless
8 173 (21.18%) VPN
9 151 (18.48%) Network Security
10 125 (15.30%) Cisco ASA
11 108 (13.22%) VLAN
12 103 (12.61%) TCP/IP
12 103 (12.61%) Wi-Fi
13 98 (12.00%) SD-WAN
14 92 (11.26%) Cisco Nexus
15 88 (10.77%) DNS
16 80 (9.79%) IPsec
17 68 (8.32%) Internet
18 67 (8.20%) EIGRP
19 66 (8.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2019
3 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.12%) Big Data
3 1 (0.12%) GIS
Development Applications
1 14 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.37%) JIRA
5 1 (0.12%) GitLab
General
1 172 (21.05%) Social Skills
2 96 (11.75%) Telecoms
3 94 (11.51%) Finance
4 38 (4.65%) Banking
5 28 (3.43%) Public Sector
6 26 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (3.06%) Documentation Skills
8 23 (2.82%) Presentation Skills
9 21 (2.57%) Organisational Skills
10 17 (2.08%) Marketing
11 15 (1.84%) Aerospace
11 15 (1.84%) Retail
12 13 (1.59%) Manufacturing
13 12 (1.47%) French Language
13 12 (1.47%) German Language
13 12 (1.47%) Italian Language
13 12 (1.47%) Military
13 12 (1.47%) Spanish Language
14 11 (1.35%) Portuguese Language
15 10 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 447 (54.71%) Network Engineer
2 119 (14.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 100 (12.24%) Cisco Engineer
4 79 (9.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 74 (9.06%) Consultant
6 51 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 47 (5.75%) Network Consultant
8 45 (5.51%) Architect
9 33 (4.04%) IP Engineer
10 30 (3.67%) Analyst
11 29 (3.55%) Network Architect
11 29 (3.55%) Security Consultant
11 29 (3.55%) Security Engineer
12 27 (3.30%) Juniper Engineer
13 26 (3.18%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (3.06%) Network Analyst
14 25 (3.06%) Network Manager
15 24 (2.94%) Support Engineer
16 23 (2.82%) Network Security Engineer
17 21 (2.57%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.84%) 802.1X
1 15 (1.84%) XML
2 14 (1.71%) JSON
3 9 (1.10%) XMPP
4 5 (0.61%) ISPF
5 2 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.24%) Web Services
6 1 (0.12%) .NET
6 1 (0.12%) COM+
6 1 (0.12%) CSS
6 1 (0.12%) HTML
6 1 (0.12%) LDAP
6 1 (0.12%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.12%) RFC 2544
6 1 (0.12%) Spine.js
6 1 (0.12%) Velocity
6 1 (0.12%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 219 (26.81%) Data Centre
2 41 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (2.82%) Public Cloud
4 16 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (1.35%) Fibre Optics
7 11 (1.35%) User Experience
8 10 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (1.10%) HP Storage
10 8 (0.98%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.86%) Blog
12 6 (0.73%) CESG
13 5 (0.61%) CESG CLAS
13 5 (0.61%) Cyber Defence
13 5 (0.61%) PKI
13 5 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.49%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 101 (12.36%) Windows
2 88 (10.77%) Linux
3 48 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (3.18%) Windows 10
6 25 (3.06%) Unix
7 21 (2.57%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.47%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (1.22%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.73%) Debian
11 5 (0.61%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.49%) Solaris
12 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.24%) SUSE
14 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (17.87%) ITIL
2 132 (16.16%) Network Design
3 77 (9.42%) Project Management
4 73 (8.94%) Change Management
5 72 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 70 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
7 64 (7.83%) Presales
8 62 (7.59%) Project Delivery
9 52 (6.36%) Network Monitoring
10 45 (5.51%) Cybersecurity
10 45 (5.51%) Mentoring
10 45 (5.51%) Network Management
11 42 (5.14%) Computer Science
12 41 (5.02%) Information Security
13 40 (4.90%) Migration
14 39 (4.77%) Incident Management
14 39 (4.77%) Service Delivery
15 37 (4.53%) Change Control
16 36 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
17 34 (4.16%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 58 (7.10%) Python
2 25 (3.06%) PowerShell
3 8 (0.98%) C
4 6 (0.73%) Bash Shell
4 6 (0.73%) SQL
5 3 (0.37%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.37%) PHP
6 2 (0.24%) Perl
6 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.12%) C++
7 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 817 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 351 (42.96%) CCNA
3 188 (23.01%) CCIE
4 92 (11.26%) Degree
5 71 (8.69%) CCDP
6 68 (8.32%) Security Cleared
7 50 (6.12%) SC Cleared
8 47 (5.75%) JNCIA
9 42 (5.14%) CISSP
10 39 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 31 (3.79%) MCSE
12 30 (3.67%) JNCIS
13 29 (3.55%) CCIE Service Provider
13 29 (3.55%) CISM
13 29 (3.55%) MCSA
14 27 (3.30%) JNCIP
15 23 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
16 21 (2.57%) CCSE
17 20 (2.45%) CCSA
17 20 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.59%) SLA
2 32 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.69%) GDPR
4 12 (1.47%) NIST
5 11 (1.35%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 5 (0.61%) QA
8 4 (0.49%) PMO
8 4 (0.49%) RMADS
8 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.49%) SOC 2
9 3 (0.37%) NCSC
10 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.12%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 77 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (7.71%) Active Directory
3 35 (4.28%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.33%) Firmware
5 17 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.71%) vSphere
7 9 (1.10%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.98%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.98%) Terminal Server
9 6 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.61%) XenApp
11 2 (0.24%) Squid
11 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (5.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 38 (4.65%) Ansible
3 23 (2.82%) Nagios
4 19 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (1.84%) Terraform
6 14 (1.71%) FortiGate
7 13 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
8 10 (1.22%) vCenter Server
9 9 (1.10%) SCCM
9 9 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.86%) Stealthwatch
11 6 (0.73%) Nmap
11 6 (0.73%) OpenNMS
12 5 (0.61%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 5 (0.61%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.61%) Puppet
12 5 (0.61%) QRadar
13 4 (0.49%) Icinga
13 4 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 679 (83.11%) Cisco
2 213 (26.07%) Palo Alto
3 142 (17.38%) CheckPoint
4 114 (13.95%) Juniper
4 114 (13.95%) Microsoft
5 111 (13.59%) VMware
6 101 (12.36%) SolarWinds
7 94 (11.51%) F5
8 88 (10.77%) Meraki
9 79 (9.67%) Fortinet
10 70 (8.57%) Aruba
11 56 (6.85%) HP
12 37 (4.53%) Citrix
13 32 (3.92%) Dell
14 19 (2.33%) Ruckus Wireless
15 18 (2.20%) Nokia
16 15 (1.84%) Barracuda Networks
17 14 (1.71%) EMC
17 14 (1.71%) NetApp
18 13 (1.59%) Avaya