Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 241 260 269
Rank change year-on-year +19 +9 -82
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,674 2,037 2,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.35% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.11% 5.58% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,322 1,670 1,845
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,850
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 27,413 36,533 41,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.82% 24.19% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 20,316 26,660 31,909
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 +25 1,598 £55,000 - 238
UK excluding London +6 953 £50,000 - 175
London +9 672 £60,000 - 79
South East +72 441 £52,500 - 65
Midlands 0 174 £50,000 +2.04% 19
North of England -24 141 £45,000 -10.00% 43
East of England -3 102 £50,000 +11.11% 22
West Midlands -22 96 £51,500 +3.00% 12
East Midlands +22 78 £47,000 +16.05% 7
North West +10 75 £47,000 -10.48% 18
South West -20 65 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Yorkshire -5 58 £47,500 +8.57% 17
Scotland -17 25 £50,000 -16.67% 12
North East -14 8 £41,708 -40.42% 8
Wales -5 5 £50,000 +34.23% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,674 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,366 (81.60%) Cisco
3 1,009 (60.27%) Firewall
4 755 (45.10%) CCNA
5 712 (42.53%) WAN
6 649 (38.77%) LAN
7 544 (32.50%) BGP
8 487 (29.09%) Data Centre
9 482 (28.79%) OSPF
10 455 (27.18%) Juniper
11 432 (25.81%) VPN
12 429 (25.63%) MPLS
13 422 (25.21%) Network Security
14 415 (24.79%) Wireless
15 396 (23.66%) Cisco ASA
16 380 (22.70%) Palo Alto
17 319 (19.06%) TCP/IP
18 318 (19.00%) CheckPoint
19 304 (18.16%) CCIE
20 292 (17.44%) Azure
21 276 (16.49%) ITIL
22 269 (16.07%) Cisco Nexus
23 259 (15.47%) VMware
24 256 (15.29%) Windows
25 242 (14.46%) Microsoft
26 230 (13.74%) IPsec
27 228 (13.62%) F5
28 225 (13.44%) Finance
29 217 (12.96%) DNS
30 213 (12.72%) Network Design

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 29 (1.73%) Skype for Business
2 24 (1.43%) IIS
2 24 (1.43%) MS Exchange
3 20 (1.19%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.30%) Confluence
7 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.060%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.060%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 47 (2.81%) MS Visio
2 25 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 292 (17.44%) Azure
2 182 (10.87%) AWS
3 89 (5.32%) Office 365
4 31 (1.85%) SaaS
5 14 (0.84%) GCP
6 10 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.60%) IaaS
6 10 (0.60%) OpenShift
7 8 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 8 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.30%) PaaS
9 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.18%) G Suite
9 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.18%) Slack
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.12%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,009 (60.27%) Firewall
2 712 (42.53%) WAN
3 649 (38.77%) LAN
4 544 (32.50%) BGP
5 482 (28.79%) OSPF
6 432 (25.81%) VPN
7 429 (25.63%) MPLS
8 422 (25.21%) Network Security
9 415 (24.79%) Wireless
10 396 (23.66%) Cisco ASA
11 319 (19.06%) TCP/IP
12 269 (16.07%) Cisco Nexus
13 230 (13.74%) IPsec
14 217 (12.96%) DNS
15 209 (12.49%) VLAN
16 172 (10.27%) Internet
17 171 (10.22%) DHCP
18 168 (10.04%) VoIP
19 139 (8.30%) Cisco ISE
20 138 (8.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (1.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.42%) MySQL
3 6 (0.36%) Big Data
4 5 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.060%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.060%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.060%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 47 (2.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (0.60%) JIRA
3 9 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.30%) Fiddler
6 3 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.18%) Subversion
7 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.12%) Postman
8 1 (0.060%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.060%) Rational DOORS
General
1 225 (13.44%) Finance
2 187 (11.17%) Telecoms
3 76 (4.54%) Banking
4 74 (4.42%) Retail
5 61 (3.64%) Public Sector
6 23 (1.37%) Marketing
7 22 (1.31%) Aerospace
8 21 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.25%) Law
9 17 (1.02%) Legal
10 15 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.84%) French Language
12 13 (0.78%) German Language
12 13 (0.78%) Italian Language
13 11 (0.66%) Advertising
14 8 (0.48%) Military
15 7 (0.42%) Electronics
16 5 (0.30%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.24%) Front Office
17 4 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 956 (57.11%) Network Engineer
2 298 (17.80%) Senior Network Engineer
3 220 (13.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 156 (9.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 135 (8.06%) Security Engineer
6 129 (7.71%) Consultant
7 95 (5.68%) Network Security Engineer
8 87 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 77 (4.60%) Architect
10 73 (4.36%) Network Consultant
10 73 (4.36%) Support Engineer
11 62 (3.70%) Analyst
12 52 (3.11%) Juniper Engineer
13 49 (2.93%) Network Architect
14 47 (2.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 47 (2.81%) Cisco Consultant
14 47 (2.81%) Network Support
15 42 (2.51%) Cisco Network Consultant
16 40 (2.39%) NOC Engineer
16 40 (2.39%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (3.35%) 802.1X
2 26 (1.55%) XMPP
3 13 (0.78%) LDAP
3 13 (0.78%) Web Services
4 12 (0.72%) OAuth
4 12 (0.72%) OpenID
4 12 (0.72%) SailPoint
4 12 (0.72%) SAML
5 10 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (0.42%) .NET
7 3 (0.18%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.18%) CSS
7 3 (0.18%) LAMP
7 3 (0.18%) REST
8 2 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.12%) Jinja
8 2 (0.12%) JSON
8 2 (0.12%) RESTful
8 2 (0.12%) YAML
9 1 (0.060%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 487 (29.09%) Data Centre
2 95 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 34 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (1.37%) Private Cloud
6 23 (1.37%) Public Cloud
7 20 (1.19%) Driving Licence
8 15 (0.90%) PKI
9 14 (0.84%) CCTV
10 13 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (0.60%) Cyberattack
12 9 (0.54%) Clustering
12 9 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
13 8 (0.48%) Fibre Optics
13 8 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.48%) Replication
13 8 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 256 (15.29%) Windows
2 186 (11.11%) Linux
3 118 (7.05%) Windows Server
4 72 (4.30%) Unix
5 46 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (2.51%) Windows 10
8 20 (1.19%) Windows 8
9 17 (1.02%) CentOS
9 17 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.42%) Debian
12 6 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.30%) Solaris
14 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.24%) SUSE
15 3 (0.18%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.12%) Fedora
16 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (16.49%) ITIL
2 213 (12.72%) Network Design
3 193 (11.53%) Load Balancing
4 184 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
5 150 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
6 145 (8.66%) Network Management
7 119 (7.11%) Presales
8 110 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 106 (6.33%) Information Security
10 103 (6.15%) Mentoring
11 101 (6.03%) Project Delivery
12 98 (5.85%) Cybersecurity
13 96 (5.73%) Migration
14 76 (4.54%) Change Management
15 72 (4.30%) Computer Science
16 67 (4.00%) Network Architecture
17 62 (3.70%) Technical Leadership
18 57 (3.41%) Change Control
18 57 (3.41%) SIEM
19 55 (3.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (4.90%) Python
2 60 (3.58%) PowerShell
3 44 (2.63%) SQL
4 26 (1.55%) Bash Shell
5 20 (1.19%) C
6 14 (0.84%) Perl
7 10 (0.60%) C#
8 9 (0.54%) PHP
8 9 (0.54%) Ruby
9 5 (0.30%) C++
9 5 (0.30%) Java
9 5 (0.30%) VBScript
10 4 (0.24%) Ada
10 4 (0.24%) VB
11 2 (0.12%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.060%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1,674 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 755 (45.10%) CCNA
3 304 (18.16%) CCIE
4 203 (12.13%) Degree
5 173 (10.33%) CCDP
6 168 (10.04%) Security Cleared
7 156 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 124 (7.41%) MCSE
9 115 (6.87%) SC Cleared
10 109 (6.51%) JNCIA
11 100 (5.97%) JNCIS
12 89 (5.32%) JNCIP
13 72 (4.30%) CISSP
14 59 (3.52%) CCSE
15 57 (3.41%) MCSA
15 57 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 55 (3.29%) CCSA
17 48 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
18 44 (2.63%) CCDA
19 37 (2.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (7.11%) SLA
2 46 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (0.78%) GDPR
5 12 (0.72%) QA
6 9 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.24%) GPG13
9 3 (0.18%) NIST
10 2 (0.12%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.12%) FISMA
10 2 (0.12%) NCSC
10 2 (0.12%) RMADS
11 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.060%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.060%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.060%) PMO
System Software
1 190 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 162 (9.68%) Active Directory
3 58 (3.46%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.39%) VMware NSX
5 32 (1.91%) Firmware
6 28 (1.67%) vSphere
6 28 (1.67%) XenApp
7 23 (1.37%) XenDesktop
8 19 (1.14%) Docker
9 18 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.66%) ProxySG
12 9 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.36%) Xen
15 5 (0.30%) pfSense
15 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
16 4 (0.24%) vCloud
17 3 (0.18%) DRBD
17 3 (0.18%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 92 (5.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 77 (4.60%) Cisco Prime
3 61 (3.64%) FortiGate
4 45 (2.69%) Cisco UCCX
5 44 (2.63%) Ansible
6 38 (2.27%) SCCM
7 30 (1.79%) vCenter Server
8 28 (1.67%) Stealthwatch
9 27 (1.61%) SolarWinds Orion
10 22 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 21 (1.25%) Puppet
12 19 (1.14%) Nagios
13 12 (0.72%) Cisco CME
13 12 (0.72%) Kubernetes
14 11 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (0.66%) ZABBIX
15 10 (0.60%) WSUS
16 9 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
16 9 (0.54%) Terraform
17 8 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,366 (81.60%) Cisco
2 455 (27.18%) Juniper
3 380 (22.70%) Palo Alto
4 318 (19.00%) CheckPoint
5 259 (15.47%) VMware
6 242 (14.46%) Microsoft
7 228 (13.62%) F5
8 209 (12.49%) SolarWinds
9 204 (12.19%) Meraki
10 128 (7.65%) Citrix
11 126 (7.53%) Fortinet
12 102 (6.09%) HP
13 64 (3.82%) Blue Coat
14 52 (3.11%) Brocade
15 49 (2.93%) Dell
15 49 (2.93%) Huawei
16 48 (2.87%) Aruba
17 45 (2.69%) Forcepoint
18 41 (2.45%) Avaya
19 35 (2.09%) NetApp