Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 176 263
Rank change year-on-year -63 +87 -17
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 684 2,866 2,154
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 2.04% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.26% 8.71% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 602 2,057 1,927
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £38,500 £31,250 £36,000
90th Percentile £118,625 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%

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 10,928 32,904 39,571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.10% 23.45% 23.63%
Number of salaries quoted 8,005 23,887 29,378
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 21 September 2020.

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 21 September 2020. 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 -77 622 £55,000 +10.00% 80
UK excluding London -95 347 £50,000 +5.26% 68
London +51 291 £80,000 +33.33% 17
South East -37 114 £50,000 -9.09% 18
Work from Home -51 77 £58,750 -7.48% 4
North of England -151 77 £50,000 +25.00% 17
Midlands -3 63 £47,500 -7.77% 9
West Midlands -2 52 £45,000 -12.62% 8
North West +43 40 £50,000 - 10
East of England +21 40 £47,500 -9.52% 11
South West +103 36 £60,000 +28.18% 8
Yorkshire -104 29 £46,500 +16.25% 6
Scotland +73 14 £65,000 +8.33% 3
East Midlands +38 11 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North East +8 8 £47,500 +10.68% 1
Wales +44 2 £58,750 +17.50% 2
Northern Ireland +22 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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.

1 684 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 486 (71.05%) Cisco
3 380 (55.56%) CCNA
4 342 (50.00%) Firewall
5 292 (42.69%) WAN
6 260 (38.01%) LAN
7 207 (30.26%) BGP
8 180 (26.32%) OSPF
9 178 (26.02%) MPLS
10 167 (24.42%) Data Centre
11 159 (23.25%) Wireless
12 145 (21.20%) VPN
13 136 (19.88%) Juniper
14 130 (19.01%) Palo Alto
15 126 (18.42%) Network Security
16 124 (18.13%) Cisco ASA
17 116 (16.96%) CCIE
17 116 (16.96%) Information Security
18 114 (16.67%) VMware
18 114 (16.67%) CheckPoint
19 109 (15.94%) Finance
20 107 (15.64%) ITIL
21 101 (14.77%) CISSP
22 97 (14.18%) VLAN
23 96 (14.04%) Microsoft
24 95 (13.89%) VoIP
25 92 (13.45%) Security Architecture
26 91 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
27 90 (13.16%) Identity Access Management
28 87 (12.72%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 13 (1.90%) Skype for Business
2 7 (1.02%) OpenStack
3 6 (0.88%) CMS
3 6 (0.88%) IIS
4 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.29%) Apache
5 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.15%) Drupal
6 1 (0.15%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.15%) nginx
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 65 (9.50%) Azure
2 47 (6.87%) AWS
3 30 (4.39%) Office 365
4 20 (2.92%) GCP
5 14 (2.05%) SaaS
6 12 (1.75%) IaaS
7 9 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.02%) Route 53
8 7 (1.02%) Slack
9 6 (0.88%) PaaS
10 5 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.15%) Akamai
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 342 (50.00%) Firewall
2 292 (42.69%) WAN
3 260 (38.01%) LAN
4 207 (30.26%) BGP
5 180 (26.32%) OSPF
6 178 (26.02%) MPLS
7 159 (23.25%) Wireless
8 145 (21.20%) VPN
9 126 (18.42%) Network Security
10 124 (18.13%) Cisco ASA
11 97 (14.18%) VLAN
12 95 (13.89%) VoIP
13 82 (11.99%) TCP/IP
14 81 (11.84%) Cisco Nexus
15 78 (11.40%) Wi-Fi
16 60 (8.77%) EIGRP
17 57 (8.33%) DNS
18 54 (7.89%) IPsec
19 50 (7.31%) WLAN
20 48 (7.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.88%) Big Data
3 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.15%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.15%) KDB
4 1 (0.15%) Kdb+
4 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Metasploit
1 6 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
1 6 (0.88%) WebScarab
2 5 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.44%) JIRA
3 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.15%) Redmine
4 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 109 (15.94%) Finance
2 70 (10.23%) Telecoms
3 36 (5.26%) Banking
4 17 (2.49%) Financial Institution
4 17 (2.49%) Public Sector
5 13 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.17%) Retail
7 7 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.02%) Law
8 5 (0.73%) French Language
8 5 (0.73%) German Language
8 5 (0.73%) Italian Language
8 5 (0.73%) Mandarin Language
8 5 (0.73%) Military
8 5 (0.73%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.44%) Korean Language
9 3 (0.44%) Legal
10 2 (0.29%) Advertising
10 2 (0.29%) International Banking
10 2 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 366 (53.51%) Network Engineer
2 145 (21.20%) Senior Network Engineer
3 93 (13.60%) Consultant
4 72 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 60 (8.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 48 (7.02%) Architect
7 45 (6.58%) IP Engineer
8 43 (6.29%) IP Network Engineer
9 36 (5.26%) Network Architect
10 27 (3.95%) Security Engineer
11 25 (3.65%) Support Engineer
12 21 (3.07%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 21 (3.07%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 20 (2.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 20 (2.92%) Cisco Consultant
13 20 (2.92%) CyberArk Consultant
13 20 (2.92%) ForgeRock Consultant
13 20 (2.92%) SailPoint Consultant
14 19 (2.78%) Network Security Engineer
14 19 (2.78%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (12.13%) OAuth
1 83 (12.13%) OpenID
1 83 (12.13%) SAML
2 37 (5.41%) SailPoint
3 33 (4.82%) 802.1X
4 8 (1.17%) XMPP
5 6 (0.88%) OAuth2
5 6 (0.88%) REST
6 5 (0.73%) Web Services
7 3 (0.44%) CSS
8 2 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.15%) Django
9 1 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.15%) HTML
9 1 (0.15%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.15%) LDAP
9 1 (0.15%) XML
9 1 (0.15%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 167 (24.42%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (0.88%) Cloud Native
7 6 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (0.73%) Driving Licence
8 5 (0.73%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.58%) PKI
9 4 (0.58%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.44%) CESG
10 3 (0.44%) Clustering
10 3 (0.44%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.29%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.29%) MPEG
11 2 (0.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.40%) Linux
2 61 (8.92%) Windows
3 22 (3.22%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.92%) Unix
5 8 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.02%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.58%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.44%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.15%) CentOS
10 1 (0.15%) Debian
10 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.15%) SUSE
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (16.96%) Information Security
2 107 (15.64%) ITIL
3 92 (13.45%) Security Architecture
4 91 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
5 90 (13.16%) Identity Access Management
6 60 (8.77%) Network Design
7 54 (7.89%) Project Delivery
8 52 (7.60%) Load Balancing
9 50 (7.31%) Network Management
10 49 (7.16%) Cybersecurity
11 48 (7.02%) Mentoring
11 48 (7.02%) Network Monitoring
11 48 (7.02%) Presales
12 37 (5.41%) Change Management
13 32 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 31 (4.53%) Technical Leadership
15 28 (4.09%) Customer Requirements
16 26 (3.80%) Identity Management
17 24 (3.51%) Low Latency
17 24 (3.51%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 80 (11.70%) Python
2 13 (1.90%) C++
2 13 (1.90%) SQL
3 9 (1.32%) PowerShell
4 6 (0.88%) Perl
5 5 (0.73%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.44%) C
7 1 (0.15%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.15%) C-shell
7 1 (0.15%) Korn
7 1 (0.15%) PHP
7 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 684 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 380 (55.56%) CCNA
3 116 (16.96%) CCIE
4 101 (14.77%) CISSP
5 63 (9.21%) Security Cleared
6 62 (9.06%) CCDP
7 53 (7.75%) SC Cleared
8 47 (6.87%) JNCIA
8 47 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 46 (6.73%) JNCIS
10 42 (6.14%) MCSE
11 33 (4.82%) Degree
12 20 (2.92%) JNCIP
13 18 (2.63%) SANS
14 17 (2.49%) DV Cleared
15 16 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (2.05%) CCDA
16 14 (2.05%) CREST Certified
17 12 (1.75%) Check Point Certification
17 12 (1.75%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (12.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (3.80%) SLA
3 13 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.73%) GDPR
5 4 (0.58%) COBIT
6 2 (0.29%) PMO
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.15%) QA
System Software
1 66 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (5.85%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.07%) VMware Server
4 18 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.49%) VMware NSX
6 12 (1.75%) Firmware
7 11 (1.61%) Docker
8 8 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.44%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.44%) vSphere
11 2 (0.29%) XenApp
12 1 (0.15%) BIND 9
12 1 (0.15%) LXC
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.15%) Xen
12 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.15%) zsh
Systems Management
1 42 (6.14%) Ansible
2 34 (4.97%) FortiGate
3 29 (4.24%) Cisco CUCM
4 20 (2.92%) Grafana
5 18 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
6 17 (2.49%) Kubernetes
7 15 (2.19%) Nagios
7 15 (2.19%) Puppet
8 13 (1.90%) Cisco UCCX
9 12 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (1.61%) Nessus
11 8 (1.17%) Cisco CME
11 8 (1.17%) Terraform
11 8 (1.17%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.88%) Core Impact
12 6 (0.88%) Nexpose
12 6 (0.88%) SCCM
13 5 (0.73%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
15 3 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 486 (71.05%) Cisco
2 136 (19.88%) Juniper
3 130 (19.01%) Palo Alto
4 114 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 114 (16.67%) VMware
5 96 (14.04%) Microsoft
6 77 (11.26%) F5
7 57 (8.33%) ForgeRock
7 57 (8.33%) SolarWinds
8 51 (7.46%) Fortinet
9 40 (5.85%) Meraki
10 38 (5.56%) CyberArk
11 34 (4.97%) Splunk
12 25 (3.65%) HP
13 21 (3.07%) Aruba
14 19 (2.78%) Citrix
15 16 (2.34%) Infoblox
15 16 (2.34%) Riverbed
16 15 (2.19%) Brocade
17 14 (2.05%) ForeScout