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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 18 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 515 355 258
Rank change year-on-year -160 -97 -46
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,025 776 1,215
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.86% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.60% 4.14% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 736 608 1,012
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,500
25th Percentile £44,594 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +9.52%
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 39,479 18,744 20,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.57% 20.84% 21.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16,915 12,251 15,426
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,675 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -137 896 £59,742 +8.62% 89
UK excluding London -79 583 £52,500 - 63
Work from Home -175 406 £62,500 +13.64% 26
London -154 335 £65,000 +12.07% 32
South East -84 137 £55,000 +4.76% 17
Midlands -28 120 £60,000 +9.09% 12
North of England -103 117 £42,500 -12.37% 14
East of England -40 100 £50,000 -13.04% 5
West Midlands -22 90 £55,000 -4.35% 9
South West -22 72 £48,750 -11.36% 8
Yorkshire -57 47 £45,000 -7.22% 7
North West -98 41 £52,500 +3.96% 6
North East +6 29 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Scotland -50 29 £45,000 +8.80% 4
East Midlands -51 18 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Wales -24 12 £36,250 -36.96% 2
Northern Ireland - 6 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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 1,025 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 806 (78.63%) Cisco
3 599 (58.44%) Firewall
4 477 (46.54%) CCNA
5 476 (46.44%) WAN
6 405 (39.51%) LAN
7 308 (30.05%) BGP
8 304 (29.66%) Palo Alto
9 290 (28.29%) MPLS
10 266 (25.95%) Data Centre
11 248 (24.20%) Wireless
12 245 (23.90%) OSPF
13 226 (22.05%) Cisco ASA
14 220 (21.46%) Security Cleared
15 213 (20.78%) Social Skills
16 203 (19.80%) ITIL
17 198 (19.32%) VPN
18 196 (19.12%) Azure
19 188 (18.34%) Cisco Nexus
20 184 (17.95%) Network Security
21 182 (17.76%) CCIE
22 178 (17.37%) CheckPoint
23 169 (16.49%) Microsoft
24 168 (16.39%) Wi-Fi
24 168 (16.39%) SD-WAN
25 166 (16.20%) SC Cleared
26 162 (15.80%) Fortinet
27 155 (15.12%) AWS
28 153 (14.93%) VMware
29 150 (14.63%) F5

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 19 (1.85%) MS Exchange
2 17 (1.66%) Confluence
3 14 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.68%) Apache
5 6 (0.59%) IIS
6 4 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.29%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.098%) CMS
9 1 (0.098%) nginx
9 1 (0.098%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 21 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.098%) Blender
Business Applications
1 9 (0.88%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.68%) SAP GTS
3 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 196 (19.12%) Azure
2 155 (15.12%) AWS
3 77 (7.51%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (2.83%) GCP
5 21 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.37%) Rubrik
8 12 (1.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 12 (1.17%) IaaS
9 11 (1.07%) SaaS
10 9 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.88%) Azure Sentinel
10 9 (0.88%) GitHub
11 7 (0.68%) AWS Direct Connect
12 6 (0.59%) Akamai
12 6 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.59%) PaaS
13 5 (0.49%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 599 (58.44%) Firewall
2 476 (46.44%) WAN
3 405 (39.51%) LAN
4 308 (30.05%) BGP
5 290 (28.29%) MPLS
6 248 (24.20%) Wireless
7 245 (23.90%) OSPF
8 226 (22.05%) Cisco ASA
9 198 (19.32%) VPN
10 188 (18.34%) Cisco Nexus
11 184 (17.95%) Network Security
12 168 (16.39%) SD-WAN
12 168 (16.39%) Wi-Fi
13 143 (13.95%) TCP/IP
14 113 (11.02%) DNS
15 112 (10.93%) Cisco ISE
16 103 (10.05%) Internet
17 93 (9.07%) DHCP
18 75 (7.32%) WLAN
19 74 (7.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (0.88%) NoSQL
4 7 (0.68%) MySQL
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.29%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.29%) Redis
7 2 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.098%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.098%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.098%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 28 (2.73%) JIRA
2 21 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
3 16 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (0.88%) Robot Framework
General
1 213 (20.78%) Social Skills
2 100 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 95 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (8.88%) Finance
5 72 (7.02%) Organisational Skills
6 40 (3.90%) Public Sector
7 33 (3.22%) Presentation Skills
8 31 (3.02%) Documentation Skills
9 30 (2.93%) Military
10 29 (2.83%) Legal
11 21 (2.05%) Banking
11 21 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 20 (1.95%) Police
13 15 (1.46%) Aerospace
13 15 (1.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 14 (1.37%) Retail
15 12 (1.17%) Advertising
15 12 (1.17%) Law
16 11 (1.07%) Games
17 7 (0.68%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 495 (48.29%) Network Engineer
2 127 (12.39%) Cisco Engineer
3 126 (12.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 112 (10.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 82 (8.00%) Architect
6 67 (6.54%) Network Architect
7 66 (6.44%) Consultant
8 65 (6.34%) Network Manager
9 61 (5.95%) Network Consultant
10 54 (5.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 39 (3.80%) Juniper Engineer
12 33 (3.22%) Network Specialist
13 31 (3.02%) Security Engineer
14 28 (2.73%) Analyst
14 28 (2.73%) NOC Engineer
15 27 (2.63%) Network Security Engineer
16 25 (2.44%) Administrator
17 23 (2.24%) Support Engineer
18 22 (2.15%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
19 21 (2.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.56%) REST
2 15 (1.46%) Spine.js
3 13 (1.27%) JSON
3 13 (1.27%) XML
4 11 (1.07%) 802.1X
5 6 (0.59%) Jinja
5 6 (0.59%) YAML
6 4 (0.39%) LAMP
7 3 (0.29%) ARM Templates
7 3 (0.29%) Celery
7 3 (0.29%) DOM
7 3 (0.29%) OpenAPI
7 3 (0.29%) Swagger
8 2 (0.20%) .NET
8 2 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.20%) J2EE
8 2 (0.20%) LDAP
9 1 (0.098%) COM
9 1 (0.098%) CSS
9 1 (0.098%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 266 (25.95%) Data Centre
2 53 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 43 (4.20%) Public Cloud
4 24 (2.34%) User Experience
5 21 (2.05%) Cyberattack
5 21 (2.05%) PKI
6 15 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (1.17%) IoT
8 10 (0.98%) Biotechnology
8 10 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (0.98%) Eurex
9 8 (0.78%) Driving Licence
9 8 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (0.78%) NHS
10 7 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (0.49%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.39%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 122 (11.90%) Windows
2 107 (10.44%) Linux
3 56 (5.46%) Windows Server
4 46 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (3.71%) Unix
5 38 (3.71%) Windows 10
6 25 (2.44%) Windows Server 2016
7 24 (2.34%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (1.46%) Solaris
9 14 (1.37%) Mac OS X
10 12 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.17%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.59%) CentOS
12 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.29%) VMS
13 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (19.80%) ITIL
2 119 (11.61%) Cybersecurity
3 96 (9.37%) Network Design
3 96 (9.37%) Service Delivery
4 94 (9.17%) Change Management
5 88 (8.59%) Presales
6 79 (7.71%) Information Security
7 78 (7.61%) Project Delivery
8 73 (7.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 67 (6.54%) Network Architecture
10 65 (6.34%) Load Balancing
11 58 (5.66%) Project Management
12 57 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 56 (5.46%) Computer Science
13 56 (5.46%) Network Monitoring
14 55 (5.37%) Incident Management
15 53 (5.17%) Agile
16 51 (4.98%) Network Management
17 47 (4.59%) Line Management
18 46 (4.49%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 90 (8.78%) Python
2 49 (4.78%) PowerShell
3 23 (2.24%) SQL
4 16 (1.56%) Bash
5 7 (0.68%) C
5 7 (0.68%) C++
5 7 (0.68%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.59%) Perl
7 5 (0.49%) PHP
8 2 (0.20%) Java
9 1 (0.098%) Go
9 1 (0.098%) Rust
Qualifications
1 1,025 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 477 (46.54%) CCNA
3 220 (21.46%) Security Cleared
4 182 (17.76%) CCIE
5 166 (16.20%) SC Cleared
6 135 (13.17%) Degree
7 108 (10.54%) CCDP
8 78 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 68 (6.63%) MCSE
10 52 (5.07%) JNCIA
11 45 (4.39%) DV Cleared
12 41 (4.00%) CCSA
13 39 (3.80%) CISSP
14 33 (3.22%) JNCIP
15 29 (2.83%) CEH
15 29 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 28 (2.73%) CCSP
17 23 (2.24%) MCSA
18 22 (2.15%) JNCIS
19 21 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (8.39%) SLA
2 26 (2.54%) NIST
3 25 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 23 (2.24%) JSP 440
5 15 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 14 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (1.07%) GDPR
8 10 (0.98%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.39%) NCSC
10 1 (0.098%) GRC
10 1 (0.098%) GxP
System Software
1 110 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (8.10%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.83%) VMware NSX
4 24 (2.34%) Virtual Desktop
5 18 (1.76%) vSphere
6 14 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (0.98%) Firmware
8 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (0.78%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.49%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.39%) Docker
12 4 (0.39%) iptables
13 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.098%) KVM
14 1 (0.098%) PowerDNS
14 1 (0.098%) RHEV
14 1 (0.098%) Xen
14 1 (0.098%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 74 (7.22%) Ansible
2 73 (7.12%) FortiGate
3 41 (4.00%) Terraform
4 33 (3.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 27 (2.63%) Nagios
6 23 (2.24%) Cisco Prime
7 20 (1.95%) SCCM
8 17 (1.66%) SolarWinds Orion
9 16 (1.56%) vCenter Server
10 13 (1.27%) NetBackup
11 11 (1.07%) Endace
12 10 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (0.88%) Stealthwatch
13 9 (0.88%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.68%) Kubernetes
14 7 (0.68%) Observium
14 7 (0.68%) TrustSec
15 6 (0.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 6 (0.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 806 (78.63%) Cisco
2 304 (29.66%) Palo Alto
3 178 (17.37%) CheckPoint
4 169 (16.49%) Microsoft
5 162 (15.80%) Fortinet
6 153 (14.93%) VMware
7 150 (14.63%) F5
8 138 (13.46%) Juniper
9 128 (12.49%) SolarWinds
10 101 (9.85%) Meraki
11 84 (8.20%) Aruba
12 66 (6.44%) Citrix
13 58 (5.66%) Zscaler
14 40 (3.90%) Apple
14 40 (3.90%) HP
15 37 (3.61%) Adobe
16 36 (3.51%) Arista
17 31 (3.02%) Infoblox
18 29 (2.83%) Riverbed
19 28 (2.73%) Forcepoint