Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 277 178 186
Rank change year-on-year -99 +8 +10
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2,110 3,309 3,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.92% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.07% 7.61% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,700 2,846 3,332
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 41,655 43,483 57,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.47% 25.20% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 31,865 34,274 45,773
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -97 1,966 £50,000 +3.09% 196
UK excluding London -84 1,335 £47,500 +5.56% 118
London -121 731 £55,000 - 88
South East -96 451 £50,000 +5.26% 30
Midlands -50 266 £42,000 -6.67% 22
North of England -75 260 £44,000 +3.53% 30
West Midlands -58 173 £45,000 - 9
East of England -36 159 £50,000 +5.82% 8
South West +20 135 £45,000 - 17
North West -78 134 £47,500 +15.85% 16
Yorkshire -17 114 £42,500 -5.56% 14
East Midlands -16 91 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Scotland -13 81 £44,500 +9.71% 4
Wales +16 49 £42,500 -5.56% 4
North East -42 12 £30,000 +20.00%
Northern Ireland -2 2 £31,000 -34.74% 2

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 2,110 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,866 (88.44%) Cisco
3 1,148 (54.41%) Firewall
4 1,030 (48.82%) CCNA
5 866 (41.04%) WAN
6 671 (31.80%) LAN
7 624 (29.57%) Wireless
8 595 (28.20%) Cisco ASA
9 567 (26.87%) F5
10 547 (25.92%) VPN
11 542 (25.69%) MPLS
12 539 (25.55%) Data Centre
13 525 (24.88%) Juniper
14 514 (24.36%) BGP
15 510 (24.17%) VMware
16 503 (23.84%) CCIE
17 470 (22.27%) CheckPoint
18 469 (22.23%) ITIL
19 468 (22.18%) OSPF
20 465 (22.04%) Network Security
21 413 (19.57%) Cisco Nexus
22 361 (17.11%) Finance
23 353 (16.73%) Windows
24 328 (15.55%) Microsoft
25 324 (15.36%) DNS
26 312 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
27 293 (13.89%) Load Balancing
28 283 (13.41%) VoIP
29 282 (13.36%) TCP/IP
29 282 (13.36%) 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 (2.89%) Skype for Business
2 60 (2.84%) MS Exchange
3 27 (1.28%) IIS
4 25 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (0.71%) CMS
6 14 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.24%) Apache
7 5 (0.24%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.095%) nginx
9 1 (0.047%) SAS
Applications
1 61 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 23 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.047%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 160 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (2.89%) Office 365
4 41 (1.94%) SaaS
5 24 (1.14%) IaaS
5 24 (1.14%) PaaS
6 18 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.43%) Akamai
8 4 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (0.19%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.047%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,148 (54.41%) Firewall
2 866 (41.04%) WAN
3 671 (31.80%) LAN
4 624 (29.57%) Wireless
5 595 (28.20%) Cisco ASA
6 547 (25.92%) VPN
7 542 (25.69%) MPLS
8 514 (24.36%) BGP
9 468 (22.18%) OSPF
10 465 (22.04%) Network Security
11 413 (19.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 324 (15.36%) DNS
13 283 (13.41%) VoIP
14 282 (13.36%) TCP/IP
15 269 (12.75%) VLAN
16 240 (11.37%) DHCP
17 226 (10.71%) IPsec
18 225 (10.66%) Cisco IOS
19 203 (9.62%) EIGRP
20 178 (8.44%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (2.23%) Big Data
2 22 (1.04%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.14%) Informix
4 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.095%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.095%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.095%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.095%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.047%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 54 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 24 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 16 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.33%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.095%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.047%) JIRA
6 1 (0.047%) Rational DOORS
General
1 361 (17.11%) Finance
2 149 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 109 (5.17%) Retail
4 75 (3.55%) Banking
5 65 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 41 (1.94%) Law
6 41 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
7 31 (1.47%) Advertising
8 29 (1.37%) Marketing
9 27 (1.28%) Legal
10 17 (0.81%) Games
11 13 (0.62%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.62%) Military
12 11 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.43%) Electronics
14 8 (0.38%) Billing
14 8 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.28%) Local Government
16 3 (0.14%) Back Office
16 3 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,021 (48.39%) Network Engineer
2 331 (15.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 283 (13.41%) Senior Network Engineer
4 265 (12.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 205 (9.72%) Architect
6 181 (8.58%) Consultant
7 152 (7.20%) Security Engineer
8 118 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
9 116 (5.50%) Cisco Consultant
10 112 (5.31%) Support Engineer
11 111 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
12 110 (5.21%) Network Specialist
13 104 (4.93%) Network Architect
14 100 (4.74%) Analyst
14 100 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 88 (4.17%) Network Support
16 79 (3.74%) Cisco Architect
17 75 (3.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 73 (3.46%) Network Consultant
19 71 (3.36%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.98%) 802.1X
2 32 (1.52%) LDAP
3 28 (1.33%) XMPP
4 15 (0.71%) Web Services
5 9 (0.43%) XML
6 8 (0.38%) HTML
6 8 (0.38%) RFC 2547
7 7 (0.33%) JSON
8 5 (0.24%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.19%) SAP CAF
10 3 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.14%) Flash
10 3 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (0.14%) SAML
11 1 (0.047%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.047%) COM
11 1 (0.047%) CSS
11 1 (0.047%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 539 (25.55%) Data Centre
2 144 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
4 84 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 65 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.18%) PKI
7 43 (2.04%) Clustering
8 40 (1.90%) Driving Licence
9 36 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
10 31 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 28 (1.33%) User Experience
12 27 (1.28%) Public Cloud
13 26 (1.23%) Private Cloud
14 25 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
15 23 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
16 22 (1.04%) Client/Server
17 19 (0.90%) Cyberattack
17 19 (0.90%) NHS
18 18 (0.85%) Cybercrime
19 17 (0.81%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 353 (16.73%) Windows
2 214 (10.14%) Linux
3 173 (8.20%) Windows Server
4 90 (4.27%) Unix
5 86 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (0.85%) CentOS
9 14 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.62%) Debian
10 13 (0.62%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.47%) SUSE
11 10 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.43%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.24%) Android
14 5 (0.24%) openSUSE
15 4 (0.19%) Kali Linux
16 3 (0.14%) Check Point GAiA
16 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (22.23%) ITIL
2 293 (13.89%) Load Balancing
3 268 (12.70%) Presales
4 239 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
5 233 (11.04%) Network Design
6 178 (8.44%) Network Monitoring
7 165 (7.82%) Network Management
8 158 (7.49%) Change Management
9 145 (6.87%) Service Management
10 142 (6.73%) Service Delivery
11 139 (6.59%) SIEM
12 122 (5.78%) Mentoring
13 114 (5.40%) Continuous Improvement
14 113 (5.36%) Network Architecture
15 110 (5.21%) Problem Management
16 108 (5.12%) ITIL V3
17 104 (4.93%) Incident Management
18 102 (4.83%) Root Cause Analysis
19 101 (4.79%) Security Architecture
20 99 (4.69%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 174 (8.25%) Python
2 73 (3.46%) PowerShell
3 38 (1.80%) Perl
3 38 (1.80%) SQL
4 37 (1.75%) Bash Shell
5 35 (1.66%) C
6 20 (0.95%) PHP
7 18 (0.85%) C#
7 18 (0.85%) VBA
8 11 (0.52%) Java
9 7 (0.33%) Ruby
10 6 (0.28%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.28%) VBScript
11 4 (0.19%) C++
11 4 (0.19%) Erlang
11 4 (0.19%) Groovy
12 2 (0.095%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.095%) C-shell
12 2 (0.095%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2,110 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,030 (48.82%) CCNA
3 503 (23.84%) CCIE
4 248 (11.75%) Degree
5 233 (11.04%) CCDP
6 163 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 161 (7.63%) CISSP
8 139 (6.59%) JNCIP
9 137 (6.49%) Security Cleared
10 123 (5.83%) MCSE
10 123 (5.83%) SC Cleared
11 86 (4.08%) CCSE
12 80 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
13 70 (3.32%) CCDA
13 70 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
14 65 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 60 (2.84%) CCIE Security
16 59 (2.80%) CCSA
16 59 (2.80%) CCSP
17 54 (2.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (5.88%) SLA
2 42 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 36 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (1.56%) PMO
5 31 (1.47%) QA
6 19 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (0.81%) GDPR
8 13 (0.62%) COBIT
9 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.19%) FIPS 140-2
12 2 (0.095%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.095%) GPG13
12 2 (0.095%) RMADS
13 1 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.047%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.047%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 312 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 229 (10.85%) Active Directory
3 92 (4.36%) Hyper-V
4 48 (2.27%) VMware NSX
5 41 (1.94%) Firmware
6 36 (1.71%) vSphere
6 36 (1.71%) XenApp
7 33 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (1.00%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.66%) XenServer
11 10 (0.47%) KVM
12 9 (0.43%) FreeRADIUS
13 8 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.33%) Snort
15 6 (0.28%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.28%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.14%) ProxySG
16 3 (0.14%) Samba
16 3 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 149 (7.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 93 (4.41%) Cisco UCCX
3 88 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
4 85 (4.03%) Nagios
5 59 (2.80%) Cisco UCCE
6 50 (2.37%) FortiGate
6 50 (2.37%) Puppet
7 36 (1.71%) Ansible
8 34 (1.61%) SCCM
9 32 (1.52%) QRadar
10 28 (1.33%) Cacti
11 25 (1.18%) Cisco LMS
11 25 (1.18%) Opsview
12 18 (0.85%) Terraform
12 18 (0.85%) TrustSec
13 17 (0.81%) ZABBIX
14 16 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (0.66%) Nessus
16 13 (0.62%) Backup Exec
16 13 (0.62%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,866 (88.44%) Cisco
2 567 (26.87%) F5
3 525 (24.88%) Juniper
4 510 (24.17%) VMware
5 470 (22.27%) CheckPoint
6 328 (15.55%) Microsoft
7 282 (13.36%) Palo Alto
8 281 (13.32%) SolarWinds
9 184 (8.72%) Citrix
10 163 (7.73%) HP
11 158 (7.49%) Fortinet
12 138 (6.54%) Meraki
13 88 (4.17%) NetApp
14 87 (4.12%) Riverbed
15 86 (4.08%) Splunk
16 83 (3.93%) Aruba
16 83 (3.93%) Avaya
16 83 (3.93%) Dell
17 79 (3.74%) Blue Coat
18 77 (3.65%) Infoblox