Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 263 190
Rank change year-on-year -6 -73 +10
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,986 2,390 3,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.33% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.28% 5.56% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,622 2,023 3,002
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -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 37,627 43,002 48,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.80% 23.96% 26.14%
Number of salaries quoted 27,581 33,069 38,658
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Top 15 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 15 December 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 +2 1,873 £52,500 +5.00% 337
UK excluding London -23 1,150 £47,500 +5.56% 233
London +14 791 £60,000 +4.35% 113
South East -51 349 £52,500 +7.14% 76
Midlands +29 225 £48,500 +2.11% 40
North of England -63 204 £47,500 +10.47% 47
East of England +39 181 £45,000 -10.00% 33
West Midlands +51 160 £51,500 +5.10% 24
South West +6 122 £42,500 -5.56% 28
North West -15 122 £46,250 +2.78% 21
East Midlands +10 65 £44,000 -2.22% 16
Yorkshire -61 62 £47,500 +11.76% 18
Scotland +12 61 £50,000 +5.26% 5
North East +6 20 £70,000 +133.33% 8
Wales -45 14 £47,500 +8.57% 2

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 1,986 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,767 (88.97%) Cisco
3 1,198 (60.32%) Firewall
4 872 (43.91%) WAN
5 801 (40.33%) CCNA
6 672 (33.84%) LAN
7 624 (31.42%) CheckPoint
8 566 (28.50%) BGP
9 536 (26.99%) Wireless
10 531 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
11 510 (25.68%) Juniper
12 508 (25.58%) CCIE
13 507 (25.53%) Data Centre
14 501 (25.23%) Network Security
14 501 (25.23%) OSPF
15 499 (25.13%) MPLS
16 450 (22.66%) F5
16 450 (22.66%) Cisco Nexus
17 385 (19.39%) VPN
18 379 (19.08%) VMware
19 378 (19.03%) Palo Alto
20 340 (17.12%) Microsoft
21 276 (13.90%) Windows
22 273 (13.75%) Finance
23 271 (13.65%) ITIL
24 260 (13.09%) TCP/IP
25 242 (12.19%) VMware Infrastructure
26 240 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
27 239 (12.03%) Cisco IOS
28 235 (11.83%) SolarWinds

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 63 (3.17%) Skype for Business
2 54 (2.72%) MS Exchange
3 39 (1.96%) IIS
4 30 (1.51%) CMS
5 26 (1.31%) SharePoint
6 18 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (0.65%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.60%) Apache
10 9 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.20%) SAS
13 2 (0.10%) nginx
14 1 (0.050%) Confluence
14 1 (0.050%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
1 32 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.050%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 133 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (4.28%) Office 365
4 21 (1.06%) SaaS
5 20 (1.01%) IaaS
6 15 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.70%) PaaS
8 9 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.35%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.20%) OpenDNS
11 4 (0.20%) Route 53
11 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.15%) G Suite
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.10%) Serverless
14 1 (0.050%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 1,198 (60.32%) Firewall
2 872 (43.91%) WAN
3 672 (33.84%) LAN
4 566 (28.50%) BGP
5 536 (26.99%) Wireless
6 531 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
7 501 (25.23%) Network Security
7 501 (25.23%) OSPF
8 499 (25.13%) MPLS
9 450 (22.66%) Cisco Nexus
10 385 (19.39%) VPN
11 260 (13.09%) TCP/IP
12 239 (12.03%) Cisco IOS
13 223 (11.23%) EIGRP
14 216 (10.88%) VoIP
15 191 (9.62%) Wi-Fi
16 186 (9.37%) Wireshark
17 180 (9.06%) Cisco Firepower
18 179 (9.01%) DNS
19 171 (8.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.70%) MySQL
3 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (0.30%) Big Data
5 5 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.050%) Informix
7 1 (0.050%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.050%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 66 (3.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.20%) Hudson
4 3 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.10%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.10%) GitLab
5 2 (0.10%) JIRA
6 1 (0.050%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.050%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.050%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.050%) Vagrant
General
1 273 (13.75%) Finance
2 226 (11.38%) Telecoms
3 167 (8.41%) Banking
4 134 (6.75%) Retail
5 57 (2.87%) Advertising
6 54 (2.72%) Legal
7 53 (2.67%) Law
8 27 (1.36%) French Language
8 27 (1.36%) German Language
8 27 (1.36%) Italian Language
9 17 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 17 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.86%) Marketing
10 12 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.60%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.30%) Japanese Language
12 5 (0.25%) Local Government
13 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.15%) Electronics
13 3 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,028 (51.76%) Network Engineer
2 274 (13.80%) Cisco Engineer
3 239 (12.03%) Senior Network Engineer
4 198 (9.97%) Security Engineer
5 197 (9.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 181 (9.11%) Architect
7 171 (8.61%) Consultant
8 154 (7.75%) Network Security Engineer
9 146 (7.35%) Analyst
10 113 (5.69%) Support Engineer
11 102 (5.14%) Network Architect
12 89 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
13 84 (4.23%) Security Consultant
14 80 (4.03%) Security Analyst
15 79 (3.98%) Cisco Consultant
16 77 (3.88%) Network Analyst
17 76 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 75 (3.78%) Network Support
19 66 (3.32%) Network Support Engineer
20 61 (3.07%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (3.73%) 802.1X
2 60 (3.02%) XMPP
3 16 (0.81%) SailPoint
4 11 (0.55%) Web Services
5 6 (0.30%) Flash
6 4 (0.20%) LDAP
6 4 (0.20%) Middleware
6 4 (0.20%) OAuth
6 4 (0.20%) OpenID
6 4 (0.20%) SAML
7 2 (0.10%) CSS
7 2 (0.10%) JSON
8 1 (0.050%) .NET
8 1 (0.050%) Ajax
8 1 (0.050%) CGI
8 1 (0.050%) COM
8 1 (0.050%) HTML
8 1 (0.050%) LAMP
8 1 (0.050%) Spring
8 1 (0.050%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 507 (25.53%) Data Centre
2 167 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 132 (6.65%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
5 37 (1.86%) Clustering
6 35 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 33 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
8 32 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
9 28 (1.41%) Driving Licence
10 27 (1.36%) NHS
10 27 (1.36%) PKI
11 25 (1.26%) Private Cloud
12 24 (1.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 22 (1.11%) Public Cloud
14 19 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
15 18 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
16 17 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 16 (0.81%) Virtual Team
18 15 (0.76%) Fintech
18 15 (0.76%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 276 (13.90%) Windows
2 181 (9.11%) Windows Server
3 150 (7.55%) Linux
4 60 (3.02%) Unix
5 59 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (0.81%) Windows 10
9 13 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.35%) Debian
10 7 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.30%) FreeBSD
12 5 (0.25%) CentOS
12 5 (0.25%) SUSE
12 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.25%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.10%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.10%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (13.65%) ITIL
2 240 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
3 200 (10.07%) Presales
4 194 (9.77%) Load Balancing
5 186 (9.37%) Network Design
6 179 (9.01%) Network Management
7 150 (7.55%) Network Monitoring
8 146 (7.35%) Mentoring
9 133 (6.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 116 (5.84%) Information Security
11 115 (5.79%) SIEM
12 108 (5.44%) Kalman Filter
13 105 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 98 (4.93%) Service Delivery
15 95 (4.78%) Cybersecurity
16 92 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
17 90 (4.53%) Change Management
18 87 (4.38%) Service Management
19 86 (4.33%) Computer Science
20 83 (4.18%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (7.30%) Python
2 66 (3.32%) Perl
3 51 (2.57%) PowerShell
3 51 (2.57%) SQL
4 27 (1.36%) Shell Script
5 24 (1.21%) Bash Shell
5 24 (1.21%) C
6 10 (0.50%) R
7 9 (0.45%) Tcl
8 7 (0.35%) Ruby
9 5 (0.25%) Java
10 4 (0.20%) VBScript
11 3 (0.15%) PHP
12 2 (0.10%) VB
13 1 (0.050%) AWK
13 1 (0.050%) C#
13 1 (0.050%) sed
13 1 (0.050%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.050%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,986 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 801 (40.33%) CCNA
3 508 (25.58%) CCIE
4 186 (9.37%) Degree
5 169 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 166 (8.36%) CCDP
7 157 (7.91%) MCSE
8 141 (7.10%) Security Cleared
9 139 (7.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 126 (6.34%) CISSP
11 117 (5.89%) SC Cleared
12 97 (4.88%) CCSA
13 86 (4.33%) JNCIP
14 83 (4.18%) SSCP
15 74 (3.73%) CCIE Security
15 74 (3.73%) JNCIA
16 70 (3.52%) CEH
17 68 (3.42%) JNCIS
18 64 (3.22%) GIAC
19 58 (2.92%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (6.14%) SLA
2 70 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (1.91%) PMO
4 34 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 32 (1.61%) GDPR
6 22 (1.11%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.86%) QA
8 12 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.25%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.15%) GPG13
11 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.10%) COBIT
12 2 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.10%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.10%) SAS 70
13 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 242 (12.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 160 (8.06%) Active Directory
3 56 (2.82%) VMware NSX
4 55 (2.77%) Hyper-V
5 45 (2.27%) vSphere
6 17 (0.86%) ProxySG
7 16 (0.81%) XenApp
8 13 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.65%) VMware Server
9 10 (0.50%) Firmware
9 10 (0.50%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.25%) Docker
12 4 (0.20%) pfSense
13 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.15%) XenServer
14 2 (0.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 94 (4.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 87 (4.38%) Nagios
3 84 (4.23%) Cisco Prime
4 76 (3.83%) Stealthwatch
5 54 (2.72%) Cisco UCCX
6 39 (1.96%) FortiGate
7 38 (1.91%) Cisco LMS
7 38 (1.91%) Opsview
8 37 (1.86%) Cisco UCCE
9 27 (1.36%) RSA Security Analytics
10 26 (1.31%) Ansible
11 25 (1.26%) SCCM
11 25 (1.26%) vCenter Server
12 24 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
13 21 (1.06%) Nessus
14 16 (0.81%) Cacti
14 16 (0.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 15 (0.76%) CASB
16 14 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 13 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1,767 (88.97%) Cisco
2 624 (31.42%) CheckPoint
3 510 (25.68%) Juniper
4 450 (22.66%) F5
5 379 (19.08%) VMware
6 378 (19.03%) Palo Alto
7 340 (17.12%) Microsoft
8 235 (11.83%) SolarWinds
9 168 (8.46%) Fortinet
9 168 (8.46%) Meraki
10 126 (6.34%) HP
11 103 (5.19%) Citrix
12 100 (5.04%) Symantec
13 78 (3.93%) Blue Coat
14 69 (3.47%) Splunk
15 63 (3.17%) Dell
16 59 (2.97%) Red Hat
17 56 (2.82%) Riverbed
18 53 (2.67%) NetApp
19 41 (2.06%) IronPort