Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 235 199
Rank change year-on-year -25 -36 +4
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2,178 2,722 3,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.54% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.45% 6.30% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,788 2,375 3,008
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,000 £35,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -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 39,972 43,225 53,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.65% 24.52% 26.94%
Number of salaries quoted 29,732 33,183 42,889
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -29 2,048 £51,000 +2.00% 251
UK excluding London -51 1,276 £47,500 +2.15% 178
London -8 846 £55,000 - 87
South East -82 383 £52,500 +5.00% 41
Midlands +15 268 £49,500 +4.21% 39
North of England -53 255 £47,000 +4.44% 46
West Midlands +12 181 £52,500 +10.53% 25
East of England +9 165 £46,056 -7.89% 23
North West -28 162 £47,500 +5.56% 24
South West +29 148 £45,000 - 15
East Midlands +20 87 £41,500 -12.63% 13
Yorkshire -46 80 £44,000 -7.37% 16
Scotland +4 57 £40,000 -15.79% 11
Wales -1 25 £48,750 +30.00% 3
North East -20 13 £65,000 +30.00% 6
Northern Ireland -1 3 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2,178 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,948 (89.44%) Cisco
3 1,301 (59.73%) Firewall
4 989 (45.41%) CCNA
5 962 (44.17%) WAN
6 731 (33.56%) LAN
7 658 (30.21%) Cisco ASA
8 643 (29.52%) Wireless
9 604 (27.73%) MPLS
10 598 (27.46%) BGP
11 590 (27.09%) VPN
12 584 (26.81%) Juniper
13 579 (26.58%) Data Centre
14 565 (25.94%) CheckPoint
15 564 (25.90%) OSPF
16 557 (25.57%) F5
17 536 (24.61%) Cisco Nexus
18 522 (23.97%) CCIE
19 489 (22.45%) VMware
20 465 (21.35%) Network Security
21 368 (16.90%) ITIL
22 361 (16.57%) Microsoft
23 337 (15.47%) SolarWinds
24 328 (15.06%) Windows
25 325 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
26 299 (13.73%) Palo Alto
27 291 (13.36%) Finance
28 281 (12.90%) Presales
29 278 (12.76%) Load Balancing
30 274 (12.58%) Degree

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 71 (3.26%) MS Exchange
2 42 (1.93%) Skype for Business
3 26 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 17 (0.78%) IIS
7 7 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.32%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.18%) SAS
9 2 (0.092%) Apache
9 2 (0.092%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.046%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.046%) nginx
10 1 (0.046%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 76 (3.49%) MS Visio
2 44 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 166 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (3.08%) Office 365
4 43 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (1.24%) SaaS
6 13 (0.60%) IaaS
7 11 (0.51%) PaaS
8 6 (0.28%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.18%) G Suite
10 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.14%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.092%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.092%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.092%) Route 53
11 2 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.046%) Akamai
12 1 (0.046%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.046%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,301 (59.73%) Firewall
2 962 (44.17%) WAN
3 731 (33.56%) LAN
4 658 (30.21%) Cisco ASA
5 643 (29.52%) Wireless
6 604 (27.73%) MPLS
7 598 (27.46%) BGP
8 590 (27.09%) VPN
9 564 (25.90%) OSPF
10 536 (24.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 465 (21.35%) Network Security
12 267 (12.26%) TCP/IP
13 238 (10.93%) EIGRP
14 233 (10.70%) DNS
15 226 (10.38%) Cisco IOS
16 223 (10.24%) Cisco Wireless
17 221 (10.15%) VLAN
18 198 (9.09%) IPsec
19 197 (9.04%) WLAN
20 195 (8.95%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (1.38%) Big Data
2 21 (0.96%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.14%) MySQL
3 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.092%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.092%) Informix
4 2 (0.092%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.092%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.092%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.092%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.046%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.046%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 107 (4.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 24 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.18%) GitLab
4 2 (0.092%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.092%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.046%) AppScan
5 1 (0.046%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.046%) Rational DOORS
General
1 291 (13.36%) Finance
2 172 (7.90%) Retail
3 157 (7.21%) Telecoms
4 114 (5.23%) Banking
5 57 (2.62%) Law
6 52 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 44 (2.02%) Advertising
8 33 (1.52%) Legal
9 25 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
10 24 (1.10%) German Language
11 23 (1.06%) Italian Language
12 22 (1.01%) French Language
13 18 (0.83%) Marketing
14 17 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.69%) Games
16 12 (0.55%) Aerospace
16 12 (0.55%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.46%) Spanish Language
18 7 (0.32%) Billing
18 7 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,195 (54.87%) Network Engineer
2 330 (15.15%) Senior Network Engineer
3 319 (14.65%) Cisco Engineer
4 266 (12.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 239 (10.97%) Architect
6 222 (10.19%) Security Engineer
7 168 (7.71%) Network Security Engineer
8 162 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
9 158 (7.25%) Consultant
10 127 (5.83%) Analyst
11 113 (5.19%) Security Architect
12 102 (4.68%) Network Architect
13 98 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 97 (4.45%) Network Specialist
15 93 (4.27%) Project Engineer
16 90 (4.13%) Security Solutions Architect
17 85 (3.90%) Support Engineer
18 70 (3.21%) Cisco Consultant
18 70 (3.21%) Network Support
19 67 (3.08%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (4.13%) 802.1X
2 25 (1.15%) XMPP
3 19 (0.87%) LDAP
4 11 (0.51%) Flash
5 10 (0.46%) Web Services
6 9 (0.41%) JSON
7 5 (0.23%) COM
8 2 (0.092%) CSS
8 2 (0.092%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.046%) .NET
9 1 (0.046%) Ajax
9 1 (0.046%) CGI
9 1 (0.046%) HTML
9 1 (0.046%) Jinja
9 1 (0.046%) REST
9 1 (0.046%) WAP
9 1 (0.046%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 579 (26.58%) Data Centre
2 184 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 160 (7.35%) Self-Motivation
4 122 (5.60%) Computer Science
5 72 (3.31%) Cyberthreat
6 64 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 53 (2.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 49 (2.25%) Driving Licence
8 49 (2.25%) NHS
8 49 (2.25%) PKI
9 28 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
10 27 (1.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 26 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
12 25 (1.15%) Private Cloud
13 24 (1.10%) BBC
14 23 (1.06%) Cybercrime
15 21 (0.96%) Public Cloud
16 20 (0.92%) Cyberattack
16 20 (0.92%) Fintech
17 19 (0.87%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 328 (15.06%) Windows
2 222 (10.19%) Linux
3 188 (8.63%) Windows Server
4 81 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (3.58%) Unix
6 77 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (0.60%) FreeBSD
8 13 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 12 (0.55%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.32%) Debian
11 7 (0.32%) SUSE
12 6 (0.28%) CentOS
13 5 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.14%) Android
15 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.092%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (16.90%) ITIL
2 281 (12.90%) Presales
3 278 (12.76%) Load Balancing
4 243 (11.16%) Network Design
5 227 (10.42%) Network Management
6 225 (10.33%) Network Monitoring
7 221 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
8 162 (7.44%) SIEM
9 161 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 136 (6.24%) Incident Management
11 135 (6.20%) Service Delivery
12 129 (5.92%) Kalman Filter
13 118 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 118 (5.42%) Service Management
14 117 (5.37%) Cybersecurity
14 117 (5.37%) Information Security
15 111 (5.10%) Change Management
16 110 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
17 100 (4.59%) Network Architecture
18 98 (4.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (7.71%) Python
2 58 (2.66%) PowerShell
3 53 (2.43%) C
4 43 (1.97%) SQL
5 35 (1.61%) Perl
6 24 (1.10%) C#
6 24 (1.10%) VBA
7 23 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 12 (0.55%) Ruby
9 11 (0.51%) VBScript
10 7 (0.32%) Java
11 5 (0.23%) Groovy
12 3 (0.14%) AWK
12 3 (0.14%) sed
12 3 (0.14%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.092%) C++
13 2 (0.092%) VB
14 1 (0.046%) PHP
14 1 (0.046%) R
14 1 (0.046%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,178 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 989 (45.41%) CCNA
3 522 (23.97%) CCIE
4 274 (12.58%) Degree
5 207 (9.50%) CCDP
6 164 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 163 (7.48%) Security Cleared
8 147 (6.75%) CISSP
8 147 (6.75%) MCSE
9 131 (6.01%) SC Cleared
10 114 (5.23%) CCSP
11 112 (5.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 110 (5.05%) Computer Science Degree
13 102 (4.68%) JNCIP
14 80 (3.67%) CCIE Security
15 64 (2.94%) CCSA
16 62 (2.85%) CCSE
17 58 (2.66%) JNCIA
18 53 (2.43%) ISSAP
19 52 (2.39%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (6.57%) SLA
2 73 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (1.93%) Cyber Essentials
4 30 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 25 (1.15%) PMO
6 20 (0.92%) QA
7 14 (0.64%) GDPR
8 9 (0.41%) COBIT
9 6 (0.28%) GPG13
9 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.28%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.046%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.046%) GCP
12 1 (0.046%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.046%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 325 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 165 (7.58%) Active Directory
3 67 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 52 (2.39%) Firmware
5 47 (2.16%) VMware NSX
6 39 (1.79%) XenApp
7 32 (1.47%) vSphere
8 27 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (1.24%) VMware Server
9 22 (1.01%) XenDesktop
10 21 (0.96%) ProxySG
11 16 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.51%) XenServer
13 6 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.18%) pfSense
14 4 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.14%) vCloud
16 2 (0.092%) Docker
16 2 (0.092%) Samba
Systems Management
1 138 (6.34%) Cisco Prime
2 108 (4.96%) Nagios
3 103 (4.73%) Cisco CUCM
4 47 (2.16%) FortiGate
5 44 (2.02%) Stealthwatch
6 42 (1.93%) Cisco UCCX
7 38 (1.74%) Cisco LMS
7 38 (1.74%) Opsview
8 32 (1.47%) QRadar
8 32 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
9 31 (1.42%) RSA Security Analytics
10 30 (1.38%) Cacti
11 28 (1.29%) Puppet
12 27 (1.24%) SCCM
13 21 (0.96%) Nessus
13 21 (0.96%) Terraform
14 19 (0.87%) TrustSec
14 19 (0.87%) WhatsUp Gold
15 18 (0.83%) Ansible
16 15 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,948 (89.44%) Cisco
2 584 (26.81%) Juniper
3 565 (25.94%) CheckPoint
4 557 (25.57%) F5
5 489 (22.45%) VMware
6 361 (16.57%) Microsoft
7 337 (15.47%) SolarWinds
8 299 (13.73%) Palo Alto
9 220 (10.10%) Meraki
10 209 (9.60%) Fortinet
11 198 (9.09%) HP
12 169 (7.76%) Citrix
13 99 (4.55%) NetApp
14 92 (4.22%) EMC
15 90 (4.13%) Blue Coat
16 77 (3.54%) Splunk
17 74 (3.40%) Dell
18 73 (3.35%) Riverbed
19 61 (2.80%) Forcepoint
19 61 (2.80%) Red Hat