Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 207 196
Rank change year-on-year -53 -11 0
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2,224 2,931 3,558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.69% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.39% 6.81% 6.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,827 2,542 3,121
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -1.10%

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 41,230 43,036 55,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.87% 27.41%
Number of salaries quoted 30,970 33,696 44,439
UK median annual salary £49,817 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.70% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018. 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 -59 2,067 £50,000 - 239
UK excluding London -61 1,326 £47,500 +5.56% 155
London -47 842 £55,000 - 96
South East -92 407 £50,000 - 38
Midlands -6 300 £45,000 - 21
North of England -60 266 £47,000 +4.44% 52
West Midlands -22 194 £52,500 +16.67% 13
North West -44 155 £47,500 +11.76% 38
South West +12 141 £45,000 +5.88% 13
East of England -30 139 £47,500 +1.06% 19
East Midlands +37 106 £41,000 -8.89% 8
Yorkshire -27 97 £44,000 -7.37% 14
Scotland +18 84 £44,750 -5.79% 5
Wales +9 29 £47,500 +18.75% 6
North East -22 14 £42,500 +54.55%
Northern Ireland +5 5 £31,000 -17.33%

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 2,224 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2,010 (90.38%) Cisco
3 1,241 (55.80%) Firewall
4 1,039 (46.72%) CCNA
5 972 (43.71%) WAN
6 749 (33.68%) LAN
7 683 (30.71%) Wireless
8 672 (30.22%) Cisco ASA
9 641 (28.82%) MPLS
10 639 (28.73%) VPN
11 607 (27.29%) Data Centre
12 605 (27.20%) Juniper
13 598 (26.89%) BGP
14 584 (26.26%) F5
15 563 (25.31%) OSPF
16 547 (24.60%) CCIE
17 534 (24.01%) CheckPoint
18 527 (23.70%) VMware
19 512 (23.02%) Cisco Nexus
20 484 (21.76%) Network Security
21 425 (19.11%) ITIL
22 360 (16.19%) Presales
23 348 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
24 346 (15.56%) Microsoft
25 341 (15.33%) Windows
26 331 (14.88%) SolarWinds
27 319 (14.34%) Finance
28 306 (13.76%) Load Balancing
29 296 (13.31%) DNS
30 278 (12.50%) Palo Alto

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 61 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 41 (1.84%) Skype for Business
3 28 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (0.94%) IIS
5 18 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.27%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.18%) Apache
9 1 (0.045%) CMS
9 1 (0.045%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.045%) nginx
9 1 (0.045%) Tomcat
Applications
1 77 (3.46%) MS Visio
2 55 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 198 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (2.92%) Office 365
4 41 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (1.62%) SaaS
6 25 (1.12%) IaaS
7 23 (1.03%) PaaS
8 4 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (0.18%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.13%) Akamai
9 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.090%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.090%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.045%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.045%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1,241 (55.80%) Firewall
2 972 (43.71%) WAN
3 749 (33.68%) LAN
4 683 (30.71%) Wireless
5 672 (30.22%) Cisco ASA
6 641 (28.82%) MPLS
7 639 (28.73%) VPN
8 598 (26.89%) BGP
9 563 (25.31%) OSPF
10 512 (23.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 484 (21.76%) Network Security
12 296 (13.31%) DNS
13 265 (11.92%) VLAN
14 255 (11.47%) TCP/IP
15 240 (10.79%) EIGRP
16 235 (10.57%) Cisco IOS
17 234 (10.52%) Cisco Wireless
18 230 (10.34%) VoIP
19 229 (10.30%) IPsec
20 225 (10.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (1.89%) Big Data
2 23 (1.03%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.18%) Informix
3 4 (0.18%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.090%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.090%) MySQL
4 2 (0.090%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.090%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.090%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.090%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.090%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.045%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 93 (4.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 33 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.090%) GitLab
4 2 (0.090%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.045%) AppScan
5 1 (0.045%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.045%) Vagrant
General
1 319 (14.34%) Finance
2 141 (6.34%) Retail
3 122 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 97 (4.36%) Banking
5 73 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 44 (1.98%) Law
7 40 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 35 (1.57%) Advertising
9 30 (1.35%) Marketing
10 29 (1.30%) Legal
11 19 (0.85%) Games
12 16 (0.72%) German Language
13 15 (0.67%) Aerospace
14 14 (0.63%) French Language
14 14 (0.63%) Italian Language
15 12 (0.54%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.45%) Electronics
16 10 (0.45%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.40%) Spanish Language
18 7 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,128 (50.72%) Network Engineer
2 337 (15.15%) Senior Network Engineer
3 330 (14.84%) Cisco Engineer
4 269 (12.10%) Architect
5 264 (11.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 196 (8.81%) Security Engineer
7 192 (8.63%) Solutions Architect
8 184 (8.27%) Consultant
9 139 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
10 126 (5.67%) Network Architect
11 125 (5.62%) Network Specialist
12 120 (5.40%) Analyst
13 117 (5.26%) Security Architect
14 104 (4.68%) Security Solutions Architect
15 103 (4.63%) Cisco Consultant
16 99 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 97 (4.36%) Support Engineer
18 89 (4.00%) Cisco Architect
19 80 (3.60%) Network Support
20 78 (3.51%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 32 (1.44%) LDAP
3 18 (0.81%) XMPP
4 10 (0.45%) Web Services
5 9 (0.40%) JSON
6 8 (0.36%) Flash
7 5 (0.22%) COM
8 4 (0.18%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (0.13%) HTML
10 2 (0.090%) RFC 2547
10 2 (0.090%) XML
11 1 (0.045%) .NET
11 1 (0.045%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.045%) CGI
11 1 (0.045%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.045%) Jinja
11 1 (0.045%) REST
11 1 (0.045%) SAML
11 1 (0.045%) WAP
11 1 (0.045%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 607 (27.29%) Data Centre
2 168 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
4 102 (4.59%) Computer Science
5 69 (3.10%) Management Information System
6 66 (2.97%) Cyberthreat
7 59 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 56 (2.52%) PKI
9 50 (2.25%) Driving Licence
10 36 (1.62%) NHS
11 32 (1.44%) Private Cloud
12 23 (1.03%) Cybercrime
13 21 (0.94%) Public Cloud
14 20 (0.90%) BBC
14 20 (0.90%) Cyberattack
15 19 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
16 17 (0.76%) Fintech
16 17 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
17 16 (0.72%) Clustering
17 16 (0.72%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 341 (15.33%) Windows
2 228 (10.25%) Linux
3 173 (7.78%) Windows Server
4 78 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (3.19%) Unix
6 62 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.45%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.40%) CentOS
10 9 (0.40%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.36%) Debian
11 8 (0.36%) FreeBSD
11 8 (0.36%) SUSE
12 6 (0.27%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.22%) Android
13 5 (0.22%) openSUSE
13 5 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (19.11%) ITIL
2 360 (16.19%) Presales
3 306 (13.76%) Load Balancing
4 246 (11.06%) Network Design
5 230 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
6 212 (9.53%) Network Management
7 209 (9.40%) Network Monitoring
8 180 (8.09%) SIEM
9 143 (6.43%) Incident Management
10 136 (6.12%) Service Management
11 134 (6.03%) Service Delivery
12 132 (5.94%) Change Management
13 129 (5.80%) Network Architecture
14 121 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
15 120 (5.40%) Continuous Improvement
16 113 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
17 111 (4.99%) Mentoring
18 108 (4.86%) ITIL V3
19 105 (4.72%) Information Security
20 104 (4.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (7.73%) Python
2 75 (3.37%) PowerShell
3 47 (2.11%) C
4 38 (1.71%) SQL
5 33 (1.48%) Perl
6 29 (1.30%) Bash Shell
7 24 (1.08%) C#
8 23 (1.03%) VBA
9 10 (0.45%) Ruby
9 10 (0.45%) VBScript
10 9 (0.40%) Java
11 7 (0.31%) PHP
12 6 (0.27%) Groovy
13 5 (0.22%) C++
14 3 (0.13%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.090%) AWK
15 2 (0.090%) sed
16 1 (0.045%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.045%) VB
16 1 (0.045%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,224 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,039 (46.72%) CCNA
3 547 (24.60%) CCIE
4 266 (11.96%) Degree
5 247 (11.11%) CCDP
6 158 (7.10%) CISSP
7 154 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 153 (6.88%) Security Cleared
9 129 (5.80%) JNCIP
9 129 (5.80%) SC Cleared
10 126 (5.67%) MCSE
11 100 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 98 (4.41%) CCSP
13 80 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 79 (3.55%) CCSE
15 64 (2.88%) CCIE Security
16 57 (2.56%) CCSA
17 56 (2.52%) CCVP
18 55 (2.47%) MCSA
19 54 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (5.35%) SLA
2 64 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 30 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.90%) GDPR
5 20 (0.90%) PMO
6 18 (0.81%) QA
7 14 (0.63%) COBIT
8 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.22%) GPG13
9 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.090%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.045%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.045%) GCP
13 1 (0.045%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.045%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.045%) RMADS
System Software
1 348 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 196 (8.81%) Active Directory
3 80 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 51 (2.29%) Firmware
5 50 (2.25%) VMware NSX
6 46 (2.07%) XenApp
7 35 (1.57%) vSphere
8 31 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 20 (0.90%) VMware Server
10 18 (0.81%) XenServer
11 17 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.40%) ProxySG
13 8 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.22%) KVM
15 4 (0.18%) NFS
15 4 (0.18%) Samba
16 3 (0.13%) FreeRADIUS
16 3 (0.13%) pfSense
16 3 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 134 (6.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 122 (5.49%) Cisco Prime
3 94 (4.23%) Nagios
4 67 (3.01%) Cisco UCCX
5 49 (2.20%) FortiGate
6 40 (1.80%) QRadar
7 37 (1.66%) Puppet
8 32 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
9 30 (1.35%) SCCM
10 29 (1.30%) Cacti
10 29 (1.30%) Cisco LMS
10 29 (1.30%) Opsview
10 29 (1.30%) Terraform
11 28 (1.26%) TrustSec
12 24 (1.08%) Ansible
13 22 (0.99%) WhatsUp Gold
14 21 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
15 19 (0.85%) Stealthwatch
16 18 (0.81%) Nessus
17 17 (0.76%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 2,010 (90.38%) Cisco
2 605 (27.20%) Juniper
3 584 (26.26%) F5
4 534 (24.01%) CheckPoint
5 527 (23.70%) VMware
6 346 (15.56%) Microsoft
7 331 (14.88%) SolarWinds
8 278 (12.50%) Palo Alto
9 215 (9.67%) Fortinet
10 210 (9.44%) Citrix
11 206 (9.26%) HP
12 202 (9.08%) Meraki
13 110 (4.95%) NetApp
14 101 (4.54%) Blue Coat
15 91 (4.09%) EMC
16 87 (3.91%) Riverbed
17 86 (3.87%) Splunk
18 83 (3.73%) Infoblox
19 78 (3.51%) Forcepoint
20 77 (3.46%) Dell