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

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 195 198
Rank change year-on-year -30 +3 +45
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2725 3380 3732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.71% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.35% 6.40% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2379 3008 3044
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42913 52851 59740
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.43% 26.81% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 32997 42707 47419
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,091 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.97% +5.23% -

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 August 2017.

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 August 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 -33 2584 £50,000 - 130
UK excluding London -24 1649 £46,500 +3.33% 83
London -13 1008 £55,000 - 50
South East -37 624 £50,000 +5.26% 25
North of England +24 427 £45,000 +2.27% 26
Midlands -1 256 £47,500 +5.56% 16
North West +55 234 £45,000 +5.88% 15
West Midlands -11 193 £47,500 +5.56% 11
East of England -44 178 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Yorkshire -1 177 £47,500 +4.40% 11
South West +2 121 £45,000 +18.42% 7
East Midlands +33 63 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Scotland -30 43 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Wales +7 33 £37,500 -6.25%
North East +13 16 £50,000 +45.99%
Northern Ireland -9 5 £26,500 -33.75%
Channel Islands - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2725 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2305 (84.59%) Cisco
3 1619 (59.41%) Firewall
4 1239 (45.47%) CCNA
5 994 (36.48%) WAN
6 834 (30.61%) BGP
7 820 (30.09%) LAN
8 776 (28.48%) Juniper
9 768 (28.18%) MPLS
10 737 (27.05%) VPN
11 735 (26.97%) OSPF
12 704 (25.83%) Cisco ASA
13 680 (24.95%) Data Centre
14 645 (23.67%) Wireless
15 631 (23.16%) CheckPoint
16 623 (22.86%) CCIE
17 551 (20.22%) F5
18 546 (20.04%) Cisco Nexus
19 545 (20.00%) Network Security
20 541 (19.85%) ITIL
21 506 (18.57%) Windows
22 496 (18.20%) VMware
23 459 (16.84%) Palo Alto
24 439 (16.11%) Microsoft
25 417 (15.30%) DNS
26 394 (14.46%) Linux
27 377 (13.83%) VoIP
28 367 (13.47%) Network Design
29 356 (13.06%) TCP/IP
30 353 (12.95%) Load Balancing

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 82 (3.01%) MS Exchange
2 52 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (1.50%) Skype for Business
4 34 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (0.99%) CMS
6 19 (0.70%) IIS
7 6 (0.22%) Apache
7 6 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.15%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.11%) SAS
10 2 (0.073%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.073%) JBoss
10 2 (0.073%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.073%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.073%) WildFly
11 1 (0.037%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 70 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (2.39%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.073%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (0.26%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.037%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 165 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (2.50%) Office 365
4 38 (1.39%) G Suite
5 26 (0.95%) SaaS
6 23 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 13 (0.48%) IaaS
7 13 (0.48%) PaaS
8 7 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.11%) Akamai
12 3 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.073%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.037%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.037%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.037%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.037%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.037%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1619 (59.41%) Firewall
2 994 (36.48%) WAN
3 834 (30.61%) BGP
4 820 (30.09%) LAN
5 768 (28.18%) MPLS
6 737 (27.05%) VPN
7 735 (26.97%) OSPF
8 704 (25.83%) Cisco ASA
9 645 (23.67%) Wireless
10 546 (20.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 545 (20.00%) Network Security
12 417 (15.30%) DNS
13 377 (13.83%) VoIP
14 356 (13.06%) TCP/IP
15 349 (12.81%) EIGRP
16 310 (11.38%) VLAN
17 293 (10.75%) IPsec
18 279 (10.24%) DHCP
19 269 (9.87%) Cisco IOS
20 188 (6.90%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 18 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.26%) Big Data
5 7 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.15%) MySQL
8 2 (0.073%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.073%) QlikView
8 2 (0.073%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.037%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.037%) Informix
9 1 (0.037%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.22%) WinDbg
3 5 (0.18%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.073%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.073%) JIRA
5 2 (0.073%) JMeter
5 2 (0.073%) Subversion
5 2 (0.073%) WebDriver
General
1 346 (12.70%) Finance
2 254 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 150 (5.50%) Banking
4 50 (1.83%) Law
5 37 (1.36%) Financial Institution
6 35 (1.28%) Retail
7 29 (1.06%) Investment Banking
8 21 (0.77%) Games
9 20 (0.73%) Legal
10 18 (0.66%) Back Office
10 18 (0.66%) Electronics
11 14 (0.51%) Marketing
12 12 (0.44%) Advertising
12 12 (0.44%) Billing
13 9 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.29%) Military
15 6 (0.22%) Publishing
16 4 (0.15%) French Language
16 4 (0.15%) German Language
16 4 (0.15%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1547 (56.77%) Network Engineer
2 616 (22.61%) Cisco Engineer
3 489 (17.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 470 (17.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 209 (7.67%) Architect
6 199 (7.30%) Support Engineer
7 191 (7.01%) Network Support
8 186 (6.83%) Security Engineer
9 172 (6.31%) Analyst
10 165 (6.06%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 162 (5.94%) Network Security Engineer
12 154 (5.65%) Consultant
13 153 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 144 (5.28%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 143 (5.25%) Network Support Engineer
16 141 (5.17%) Network Architect
17 129 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 115 (4.22%) Network Analyst
19 106 (3.89%) Juniper Engineer
20 95 (3.49%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (2.94%) 802.1X
2 77 (2.83%) XMPP
3 42 (1.54%) CSS
4 18 (0.66%) HTML
5 16 (0.59%) Web Services
6 14 (0.51%) REST
7 10 (0.37%) RFC 2547
8 9 (0.33%) XML
9 6 (0.22%) HTML5
10 5 (0.18%) .NET
10 5 (0.18%) ADSI
11 4 (0.15%) Apache Flex
11 4 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.15%) XSLT
12 3 (0.11%) LAPP Stack
13 2 (0.073%) COM
13 2 (0.073%) jQuery
13 2 (0.073%) JSP
13 2 (0.073%) JSTL
13 2 (0.073%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 680 (24.95%) Data Centre
2 132 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (4.04%) Computer Science
4 90 (3.30%) Driving Licence
5 73 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
6 54 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 54 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 45 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
8 42 (1.54%) PKI
9 36 (1.32%) Clustering
10 30 (1.10%) iPad
11 19 (0.70%) Virtual Team
12 15 (0.55%) Public Cloud
13 14 (0.51%) FlexPod
14 12 (0.44%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.37%) Machine to Machine
16 9 (0.33%) Fat Client
16 9 (0.33%) Fintech
16 9 (0.33%) Thin Client
17 8 (0.29%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 506 (18.57%) Windows
2 394 (14.46%) Linux
3 240 (8.81%) Windows Server
4 164 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 113 (4.15%) Unix
6 95 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (1.47%) Windows XP
9 36 (1.32%) Windows 7
10 34 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (1.21%) CentOS
12 29 (1.06%) Windows 8
13 25 (0.92%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.66%) Debian
15 14 (0.51%) Windows 10
16 13 (0.48%) Solaris
17 11 (0.40%) SUSE
18 10 (0.37%) Kali Linux
19 9 (0.33%) Mac OS X
19 9 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (19.85%) ITIL
2 367 (13.47%) Network Design
3 353 (12.95%) Load Balancing
4 272 (9.98%) Network Management
5 209 (7.67%) Presales
6 199 (7.30%) Network Monitoring
7 167 (6.13%) High Availability
8 153 (5.61%) Mentoring
9 132 (4.84%) Change Management
10 111 (4.07%) Information Security
11 110 (4.04%) Root Cause Analysis
12 101 (3.71%) Service Delivery
13 94 (3.45%) Time Management
14 90 (3.30%) Project Management
15 87 (3.19%) Service Management
16 81 (2.97%) Migration
17 80 (2.94%) SIEM
18 77 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
19 76 (2.79%) Kalman Filter
20 72 (2.64%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (5.10%) Python
2 82 (3.01%) Perl
3 70 (2.57%) Bash Shell
4 39 (1.43%) C
5 36 (1.32%) PowerShell
6 33 (1.21%) SQL
7 32 (1.17%) Shell Script
8 19 (0.70%) Java
9 18 (0.66%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.37%) Erlang
11 6 (0.22%) PHP
11 6 (0.22%) VBScript
12 4 (0.15%) C#
12 4 (0.15%) R
13 3 (0.11%) Ruby
14 1 (0.037%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2725 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1239 (45.47%) CCNA
3 623 (22.86%) CCIE
4 211 (7.74%) Degree
5 196 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 189 (6.94%) CCDP
7 182 (6.68%) JNCIP
8 179 (6.57%) MCSE
9 168 (6.17%) Security Cleared
10 144 (5.28%) CISSP
11 143 (5.25%) CCSE
12 141 (5.17%) SC Cleared
13 117 (4.29%) CCSA
14 116 (4.26%) CCVP
15 101 (3.71%) CCNP Voice
16 99 (3.63%) JNCIA
17 97 (3.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 93 (3.41%) CCDA
19 91 (3.34%) JNCIS
20 87 (3.19%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (6.17%) SLA
2 108 (3.96%) PCI DSS
3 97 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
5 22 (0.81%) QA
6 13 (0.48%) GDPR
7 10 (0.37%) PMO
8 9 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.18%) GPG13
10 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.15%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.073%) GCP
System Software
1 320 (11.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 257 (9.43%) Active Directory
3 144 (5.28%) Hyper-V
4 55 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (1.25%) XenApp
6 33 (1.21%) vSphere
7 21 (0.77%) VMware NSX
8 18 (0.66%) Firmware
9 17 (0.62%) ProxySG
10 16 (0.59%) Snort
11 14 (0.51%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.33%) vCloud
13 6 (0.22%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.22%) pfSense
13 6 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.18%) NFS
14 5 (0.18%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.15%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
16 3 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 223 (8.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 118 (4.33%) FortiGate
3 111 (4.07%) Cisco UCCX
4 95 (3.49%) Cisco UCCE
5 68 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
6 61 (2.24%) Nagios
7 54 (1.98%) Cacti
8 43 (1.58%) SolarWinds Orion
9 27 (0.99%) SCCM
10 24 (0.88%) Puppet
11 21 (0.77%) SCOM
12 16 (0.59%) Ansible
12 16 (0.59%) Cisco LMS
12 16 (0.59%) OpenView
12 16 (0.59%) Opsview
13 15 (0.55%) OSSEC
14 14 (0.51%) vCenter Server
15 12 (0.44%) OpenNMS
15 12 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (0.44%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2305 (84.59%) Cisco
2 776 (28.48%) Juniper
3 631 (23.16%) CheckPoint
4 551 (20.22%) F5
5 496 (18.20%) VMware
6 459 (16.84%) Palo Alto
7 439 (16.11%) Microsoft
8 215 (7.89%) SolarWinds
9 210 (7.71%) HP
10 193 (7.08%) Citrix
11 156 (5.72%) Riverbed
12 133 (4.88%) Fortinet
13 120 (4.40%) Meraki
14 111 (4.07%) Aruba
15 93 (3.41%) Avaya
16 79 (2.90%) Blue Coat
17 72 (2.64%) Brocade
18 61 (2.24%) Dell
19 58 (2.13%) Red Hat
20 56 (2.06%) Sourcefire