Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 268 206
Rank change year-on-year +90 -62 -9
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2,848 2,225 2,934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 1.28% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.04% 5.37% 6.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,975 1,832 2,541
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,850 £35,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,891 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.39% +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 35,419 41,430 43,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.52% 23.74% 24.90%
Number of salaries quoted 25,437 31,105 33,846
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -1.10%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,925 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,898 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.23% +5.64% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +90 2,705 £50,000 -1.48% 104
UK excluding London +113 2,061 £45,891 -3.39% 77
North of England +197 1,023 £40,591 -13.64% 21
Yorkshire +196 823 £40,000 -9.09% 9
London +8 709 £62,500 +13.64% 31
South East +63 503 £55,000 +10.00% 22
Midlands +15 251 £47,500 +5.56% 17
West Midlands +32 196 £48,750 -7.14% 12
North West +22 152 £48,750 +2.63% 9
East of England +64 120 £47,500 +3.14% 8
South West -23 92 £46,000 +2.22% 6
East Midlands -11 55 £40,000 -1.23% 5
Scotland -16 55 £62,500 +39.66% 3
North East +51 48 £62,500 +47.06% 3
Wales -6 10 £40,000 -15.79% 1
Isle of Man - 10 £55,500 -
Northern Ireland -28 2 £40,000 +29.03%

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 2,848 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2,249 (78.97%) Cisco
3 1,709 (60.01%) Firewall
4 1,652 (58.01%) CCNA
5 1,497 (52.56%) WAN
6 1,096 (38.48%) MPLS
7 986 (34.62%) Network Security
8 958 (33.64%) Cisco ASA
9 900 (31.60%) BGP
10 856 (30.06%) VPN
11 828 (29.07%) LAN
12 813 (28.55%) OSPF
13 761 (26.72%) Cisco Nexus
14 712 (25.00%) Palo Alto
15 608 (21.35%) Presales
16 590 (20.72%) Fortinet
17 587 (20.61%) Data Centre
18 581 (20.40%) Wireless
19 580 (20.37%) CheckPoint
20 574 (20.15%) Network Design
21 543 (19.07%) Linux
22 540 (18.96%) DNS
23 527 (18.50%) CCIE
24 520 (18.26%) IPsec
25 510 (17.91%) Juniper
26 478 (16.78%) Network Management
27 475 (16.68%) Service Delivery
28 465 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
29 435 (15.27%) Management Information System
30 429 (15.06%) Change Control

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 79 (2.77%) Skype for Business
2 54 (1.90%) MS Exchange
3 26 (0.91%) IIS
4 15 (0.53%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (0.35%) Apache
7 8 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.18%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.18%) SAS
10 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.11%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.11%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.070%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 60 (2.11%) MS Visio
2 47 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.070%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 2 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.070%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.070%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 284 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 228 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
3 121 (4.25%) Office 365
4 26 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 26 (0.91%) SaaS
5 16 (0.56%) OpenShift
6 13 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.46%) IaaS
7 12 (0.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 11 (0.39%) PaaS
9 6 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.21%) GitHub
10 5 (0.18%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.14%) G Suite
12 2 (0.070%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.070%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.070%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,709 (60.01%) Firewall
2 1,497 (52.56%) WAN
3 1,096 (38.48%) MPLS
4 986 (34.62%) Network Security
5 958 (33.64%) Cisco ASA
6 900 (31.60%) BGP
7 856 (30.06%) VPN
8 828 (29.07%) LAN
9 813 (28.55%) OSPF
10 761 (26.72%) Cisco Nexus
11 581 (20.40%) Wireless
12 540 (18.96%) DNS
13 520 (18.26%) IPsec
14 412 (14.47%) NetScaler
15 362 (12.71%) Broadband
15 362 (12.71%) Internet
16 353 (12.39%) RIP
17 343 (12.04%) SMTP
18 332 (11.66%) ADSL
19 325 (11.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.42%) MySQL
2 12 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.14%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (0.11%) Ingres
8 2 (0.070%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.070%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.070%) Informix
8 2 (0.070%) MS Access
8 2 (0.070%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.070%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.070%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.035%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 39 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.32%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.21%) Ant
3 6 (0.21%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.21%) Maven
4 3 (0.11%) Axure RP
4 3 (0.11%) JIRA
4 3 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.11%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.070%) Hudson
5 2 (0.070%) Subversion
6 1 (0.035%) Visual Studio
General
1 282 (9.90%) Telecoms
2 272 (9.55%) Finance
3 100 (3.51%) Retail
4 70 (2.46%) Banking
5 61 (2.14%) Law
6 44 (1.54%) Legal
7 31 (1.09%) Advertising
8 30 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 28 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.67%) Marketing
11 12 (0.42%) French Language
11 12 (0.42%) German Language
11 12 (0.42%) Italian Language
12 11 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.35%) Games
14 8 (0.28%) Back Office
15 7 (0.25%) Electronics
15 7 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.18%) Billing
16 5 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,542 (54.14%) Network Engineer
2 410 (14.40%) Cisco Engineer
3 401 (14.08%) Security Engineer
4 358 (12.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 349 (12.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 307 (10.78%) Consultant
7 246 (8.64%) Senior Network Engineer
8 229 (8.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 205 (7.20%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 204 (7.16%) Architect
11 202 (7.09%) Network Consultant
12 188 (6.60%) Analyst
13 186 (6.53%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 179 (6.29%) Project Engineer
15 165 (5.79%) Network Architect
16 119 (4.18%) Security Consultant
16 119 (4.18%) Support Engineer
17 107 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 98 (3.44%) Technical Support
19 94 (3.30%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (2.21%) 802.1X
2 13 (0.46%) SailPoint
3 12 (0.42%) Web Services
4 8 (0.28%) LDAP
5 6 (0.21%) XMPP
6 5 (0.18%) .NET
6 5 (0.18%) WSH
6 5 (0.18%) XML
7 4 (0.14%) Middleware
8 3 (0.11%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.11%) JSON
8 3 (0.11%) OAuth
8 3 (0.11%) OpenID
8 3 (0.11%) SAML
8 3 (0.11%) WAP
9 2 (0.070%) FreeSWITCH
9 2 (0.070%) J2EE
9 2 (0.070%) LAMP
9 2 (0.070%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.035%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 587 (20.61%) Data Centre
2 435 (15.27%) Management Information System
3 122 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
5 59 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 43 (1.51%) Public Cloud
7 39 (1.37%) Private Cloud
8 35 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
9 33 (1.16%) Virtual Team
10 30 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 21 (0.74%) e-Learning
12 19 (0.67%) CMDB
12 19 (0.67%) Handset
13 17 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
14 16 (0.56%) IPTV
14 16 (0.56%) PKI
14 16 (0.56%) Wiki
15 13 (0.46%) BBC
16 12 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
17 11 (0.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 543 (19.07%) Linux
2 403 (14.15%) Unix
3 268 (9.41%) Windows
4 183 (6.43%) Windows Server
5 70 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 31 (1.09%) CentOS
9 27 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (0.91%) Debian
11 19 (0.67%) Windows 7
12 16 (0.56%) CatOS
13 14 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.49%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.14%) Check Point GAiA
17 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.11%) Solaris
18 2 (0.070%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (21.35%) Presales
2 574 (20.15%) Network Design
3 478 (16.78%) Network Management
4 475 (16.68%) Service Delivery
5 429 (15.06%) Change Control
6 389 (13.66%) Product Management
7 385 (13.52%) ITIL
8 263 (9.23%) Validation
9 262 (9.20%) Load Balancing
10 239 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
11 189 (6.64%) Network Monitoring
12 162 (5.69%) Mentoring
13 155 (5.44%) Technical Leadership
14 133 (4.67%) Information Security
15 130 (4.56%) Project Management
16 125 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 121 (4.25%) Cybersecurity
18 108 (3.79%) Change Management
19 104 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
20 98 (3.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 404 (14.19%) Python
2 351 (12.32%) Bash Shell
3 343 (12.04%) Perl
4 62 (2.18%) SQL
5 39 (1.37%) PowerShell
6 35 (1.23%) C
7 29 (1.02%) R
8 12 (0.42%) C++
9 11 (0.39%) PHP
10 10 (0.35%) Java
11 8 (0.28%) VBScript
12 6 (0.21%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.14%) Tcl
14 3 (0.11%) Ruby
15 1 (0.035%) Go
15 1 (0.035%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,848 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,652 (58.01%) CCNA
3 527 (18.50%) CCIE
4 211 (7.41%) Degree
5 201 (7.06%) CCDP
6 197 (6.92%) Security Cleared
7 180 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 157 (5.51%) SC Cleared
9 153 (5.37%) MCSE
10 135 (4.74%) JNCIP
11 121 (4.25%) JNCIS
12 107 (3.76%) CISSP
13 105 (3.69%) CCSE
14 96 (3.37%) JNCIA
15 71 (2.49%) CCSA
16 64 (2.25%) CCDA
17 61 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 49 (1.72%) JNCIE
19 46 (1.62%) CEH
20 42 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 465 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 403 (14.15%) ISO 9001
3 130 (4.56%) SLA
4 54 (1.90%) ISO 22301
5 37 (1.30%) PCI DSS
6 29 (1.02%) GDPR
7 24 (0.84%) PMO
8 20 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
9 19 (0.67%) QA
10 15 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 7 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.18%) GPG13
14 2 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.035%) BS7799
15 1 (0.035%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 1 (0.035%) NIST
15 1 (0.035%) NIST 800
System Software
1 203 (7.13%) vCloud
2 181 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (5.58%) Active Directory
4 83 (2.91%) Hyper-V
5 43 (1.51%) vSphere
6 30 (1.05%) XenApp
7 20 (0.70%) VMware NSX
7 20 (0.70%) XenDesktop
8 18 (0.63%) Docker
8 18 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.35%) Firmware
12 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.25%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.18%) NFS
14 5 (0.18%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.11%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.070%) ProxySG
16 2 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 398 (13.97%) Nagios
2 388 (13.62%) FortiGate
3 140 (4.92%) Cisco Prime
4 73 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 56 (1.97%) SCCM
6 48 (1.69%) Stealthwatch
7 41 (1.44%) Ansible
8 26 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
9 21 (0.74%) AirWatch
9 21 (0.74%) Nessus
10 19 (0.67%) vCenter Server
11 18 (0.63%) Cacti
11 18 (0.63%) Kubernetes
12 17 (0.60%) RANCID
13 15 (0.53%) WSUS
14 14 (0.49%) Puppet
15 13 (0.46%) CASB
16 12 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
17 11 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
17 11 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2,249 (78.97%) Cisco
2 712 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 590 (20.72%) Fortinet
4 580 (20.37%) CheckPoint
5 510 (17.91%) Juniper
6 384 (13.48%) VMware
7 360 (12.64%) F5
8 287 (10.08%) Microsoft
9 271 (9.52%) Meraki
10 194 (6.81%) SolarWinds
11 169 (5.93%) HP
12 135 (4.74%) Citrix
13 98 (3.44%) Huawei
14 97 (3.41%) Aruba
15 79 (2.77%) Brocade
16 78 (2.74%) Dell
17 77 (2.70%) NetApp
18 60 (2.11%) Blue Coat
19 54 (1.90%) Mitel
20 53 (1.86%) Riverbed