Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 255 265 181
Rank change year-on-year +10 -84 +16
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 2,055 2,206 3,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.26% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.66% 5.28% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,683 1,846 2,884
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -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 36,323 41,799 44,937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.29% 23.87% 25.58%
Number of salaries quoted 26,473 32,413 35,529
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 £80,000 £78,950 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 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 +16 1,929 £55,000 +10.00% 336
UK excluding London +8 1,231 £50,000 +8.70% 244
London +33 775 £60,000 +4.35% 116
South East +1 389 £52,500 +7.14% 77
North of England +40 261 £50,000 +17.65% 56
Midlands +23 235 £47,750 +15.06% 45
West Midlands +51 169 £50,000 +11.11% 29
East of England +29 159 £45,000 -10.00% 22
North West +49 120 £52,500 +16.67% 27
South West 0 109 £45,000 - 21
Yorkshire +19 102 £46,000 +8.24% 18
Scotland +3 73 £62,500 +19.05% 14
East Midlands -15 66 £45,000 +9.76% 16
North East +46 39 £70,000 +133.33% 11
Wales -39 10 £37,500 -16.67% 9
Northern Ireland -15 1 £40,000 +40.35% 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 2,055 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,856 (90.32%) Cisco
3 1,274 (62.00%) Firewall
4 956 (46.52%) WAN
5 902 (43.89%) CCNA
6 752 (36.59%) LAN
7 683 (33.24%) CheckPoint
8 597 (29.05%) BGP
9 589 (28.66%) Network Security
10 580 (28.22%) Wireless
11 573 (27.88%) Cisco ASA
12 542 (26.37%) Juniper
13 535 (26.03%) CCIE
13 535 (26.03%) OSPF
14 524 (25.50%) MPLS
15 512 (24.91%) Data Centre
16 456 (22.19%) Palo Alto
17 431 (20.97%) Cisco Nexus
18 426 (20.73%) VPN
19 424 (20.63%) F5
20 326 (15.86%) VMware
21 317 (15.43%) Microsoft
22 304 (14.79%) Finance
23 295 (14.36%) TCP/IP
24 279 (13.58%) ITIL
25 274 (13.33%) Windows
25 274 (13.33%) Presales
26 273 (13.28%) VoIP
27 252 (12.26%) EIGRP
27 252 (12.26%) Problem-Solving

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 60 (2.92%) Skype for Business
2 54 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.00%) IIS
4 32 (1.56%) CMS
5 22 (1.07%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 15 (0.73%) Apache
8 8 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.097%) nginx
13 1 (0.049%) Confluence
13 1 (0.049%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.097%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.049%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 1 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.049%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 186 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 155 (7.54%) Amazon AWS
3 87 (4.23%) Office 365
4 24 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.68%) SaaS
7 13 (0.63%) IaaS
8 8 (0.39%) PaaS
9 6 (0.29%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.24%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.19%) OpenDNS
11 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.097%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.097%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.097%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.097%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.097%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.097%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,274 (62.00%) Firewall
2 956 (46.52%) WAN
3 752 (36.59%) LAN
4 597 (29.05%) BGP
5 589 (28.66%) Network Security
6 580 (28.22%) Wireless
7 573 (27.88%) Cisco ASA
8 535 (26.03%) OSPF
9 524 (25.50%) MPLS
10 431 (20.97%) Cisco Nexus
11 426 (20.73%) VPN
12 295 (14.36%) TCP/IP
13 273 (13.28%) VoIP
14 252 (12.26%) EIGRP
15 245 (11.92%) Cisco IOS
16 230 (11.19%) IPsec
17 213 (10.36%) VLAN
18 200 (9.73%) Cisco Firepower
19 175 (8.52%) DNS
19 175 (8.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 16 (0.78%) MySQL
3 11 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.19%) Big Data
7 3 (0.15%) Informix
7 3 (0.15%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.097%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.097%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.097%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.097%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.097%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.049%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.049%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 39 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.29%) Hudson
3 4 (0.19%) JIRA
4 2 (0.097%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.097%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.049%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.049%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.049%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.049%) Jenkins
General
1 304 (14.79%) Finance
2 188 (9.15%) Telecoms
3 157 (7.64%) Banking
4 118 (5.74%) Retail
5 58 (2.82%) Advertising
5 58 (2.82%) Law
6 53 (2.58%) Legal
7 23 (1.12%) French Language
7 23 (1.12%) German Language
7 23 (1.12%) Italian Language
8 19 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.58%) Marketing
11 9 (0.44%) Spanish Language
12 8 (0.39%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.29%) Japanese Language
13 6 (0.29%) Local Government
14 5 (0.24%) Games
15 2 (0.097%) Billing
15 2 (0.097%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,043 (50.75%) Network Engineer
2 267 (12.99%) Cisco Engineer
3 251 (12.21%) Senior Network Engineer
4 203 (9.88%) Security Engineer
5 192 (9.34%) Consultant
6 187 (9.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 185 (9.00%) Architect
8 156 (7.59%) Network Security Engineer
9 142 (6.91%) Analyst
10 134 (6.52%) Support Engineer
11 129 (6.28%) Network Architect
12 93 (4.53%) Security Analyst
13 91 (4.43%) Network Support
13 91 (4.43%) Security Consultant
14 90 (4.38%) Cisco Consultant
14 90 (4.38%) Network Analyst
15 85 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
16 84 (4.09%) Network Consultant
17 82 (3.99%) Cisco Architect
18 81 (3.94%) Cisco Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.11%) 802.1X
2 50 (2.43%) XMPP
3 30 (1.46%) SailPoint
4 6 (0.29%) LDAP
4 6 (0.29%) Middleware
4 6 (0.29%) Web Services
5 5 (0.24%) WSH
6 4 (0.19%) OAuth
6 4 (0.19%) OpenID
6 4 (0.19%) SAML
7 2 (0.097%) .NET
7 2 (0.097%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.097%) Flash
7 2 (0.097%) RFC 2547
8 1 (0.049%) Express
8 1 (0.049%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.049%) LAMP
8 1 (0.049%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.049%) ModSecurity
8 1 (0.049%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 512 (24.91%) Data Centre
2 142 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (5.64%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
5 39 (1.90%) Private Cloud
6 34 (1.65%) Clustering
7 33 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
8 27 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 22 (1.07%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.02%) PKI
12 20 (0.97%) Wiki
13 19 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
13 19 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
14 17 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 16 (0.78%) Virtual Team
16 15 (0.73%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 14 (0.68%) e-Learning
17 14 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 274 (13.33%) Windows
2 185 (9.00%) Windows Server
3 135 (6.57%) Linux
4 50 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (2.24%) Unix
6 40 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.34%) CentOS
10 7 (0.34%) Debian
11 6 (0.29%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.19%) SUSE
12 4 (0.19%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.097%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.097%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.097%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.049%) Check Point GAiA
14 1 (0.049%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (13.58%) ITIL
2 274 (13.33%) Presales
3 252 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
4 204 (9.93%) Load Balancing
5 179 (8.71%) Network Management
6 177 (8.61%) Network Design
7 167 (8.13%) Mentoring
8 139 (6.76%) Information Security
9 128 (6.23%) Network Monitoring
10 116 (5.64%) Change Management
11 112 (5.45%) SIEM
12 106 (5.16%) Cybersecurity
13 99 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
14 98 (4.77%) Technical Leadership
15 94 (4.57%) Kalman Filter
16 90 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
17 87 (4.23%) Line Management
17 87 (4.23%) Project Management
18 85 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 84 (4.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 108 (5.26%) Python
2 63 (3.07%) Perl
3 55 (2.68%) SQL
4 50 (2.43%) PowerShell
5 27 (1.31%) Shell Script
6 19 (0.92%) Bash Shell
7 18 (0.88%) R
8 10 (0.49%) C
9 9 (0.44%) Tcl
10 6 (0.29%) Java
11 5 (0.24%) VBScript
12 4 (0.19%) C++
12 4 (0.19%) PHP
12 4 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2,055 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 902 (43.89%) CCNA
3 535 (26.03%) CCIE
4 183 (8.91%) CCDP
5 165 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 164 (7.98%) Degree
7 146 (7.10%) Security Cleared
8 141 (6.86%) MCSE
9 133 (6.47%) CISSP
10 119 (5.79%) SC Cleared
11 114 (5.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 98 (4.77%) JNCIS
13 97 (4.72%) CCSA
14 84 (4.09%) CEH
15 77 (3.75%) JNCIP
16 76 (3.70%) GIAC
17 74 (3.60%) JNCIA
18 63 (3.07%) CCSE
18 63 (3.07%) SSCP
19 53 (2.58%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.72%) SLA
2 68 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (1.85%) GDPR
4 31 (1.51%) PMO
5 26 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 25 (1.22%) QA
7 15 (0.73%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.097%) GPG13
10 2 (0.097%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.097%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.049%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 200 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 158 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 57 (2.77%) vSphere
4 50 (2.43%) VMware NSX
5 48 (2.34%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.88%) XenDesktop
7 16 (0.78%) XenApp
8 15 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.44%) VMware Server
10 7 (0.34%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.29%) Firmware
11 6 (0.29%) XenServer
12 5 (0.24%) Docker
12 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.24%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.19%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.097%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 90 (4.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 81 (3.94%) Cisco Prime
3 72 (3.50%) Stealthwatch
4 65 (3.16%) Cisco UCCX
5 57 (2.77%) Nagios
6 51 (2.48%) Cisco UCCE
7 43 (2.09%) SCCM
8 38 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
9 36 (1.75%) Nessus
10 27 (1.31%) AirWatch
10 27 (1.31%) FortiGate
11 24 (1.17%) Ansible
11 24 (1.17%) vCenter Server
12 20 (0.97%) Cisco LMS
12 20 (0.97%) Opsview
13 16 (0.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 16 (0.78%) RSA Security Analytics
14 15 (0.73%) CASB
15 14 (0.68%) SCOrch
15 14 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,856 (90.32%) Cisco
2 683 (33.24%) CheckPoint
3 542 (26.37%) Juniper
4 456 (22.19%) Palo Alto
5 424 (20.63%) F5
6 326 (15.86%) VMware
7 317 (15.43%) Microsoft
8 211 (10.27%) SolarWinds
9 175 (8.52%) Fortinet
10 173 (8.42%) Meraki
11 142 (6.91%) HP
12 116 (5.64%) Citrix
13 105 (5.11%) Symantec
14 74 (3.60%) Splunk
15 70 (3.41%) Aruba
15 70 (3.41%) Blue Coat
16 63 (3.07%) NetApp
17 61 (2.97%) Riverbed
18 50 (2.43%) Dell
19 44 (2.14%) IronPort