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

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 261 237 278
Rank change year-on-year -24 +41 -97
Permanent jobs citing CCNP 1,453 2,141 2,122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.44% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.69% 5.89% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,317 1,968 1,927
Median annual salary £55,909 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% +15.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%

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 25,547 36,368 41,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.51% 24.54% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 18,797 26,327 32,261
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,594 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%

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 28 March 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 March 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 -22 1,384 £55,000 - 171
UK excluding London -24 790 £50,000 -4.76% 132
London +3 612 £65,000 +4.00% 49
South East +20 354 £52,250 -5.00% 36
North of England -53 140 £47,000 -10.48% 39
Work from Home -52 136 £62,500 -3.85% 15
Midlands -31 127 £52,500 +10.53% 31
East of England +14 78 £54,000 +13.68% 7
South West +6 70 £60,000 +30.59% 9
North West -7 68 £45,000 -15.09% 16
East Midlands +23 65 £47,250 +18.13% 7
West Midlands -52 61 £52,500 +10.53% 24
Yorkshire -42 58 £50,000 +8.70% 21
Scotland -14 20 £50,000 -24.53% 7
North East -32 14 £41,958 -40.06% 2
Northern Ireland +18 2 £45,000 +12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1,453 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,124 (77.36%) Cisco
3 839 (57.74%) Firewall
4 633 (43.57%) CCNA
5 580 (39.92%) WAN
6 515 (35.44%) LAN
7 474 (32.62%) BGP
8 409 (28.15%) OSPF
9 386 (26.57%) Data Centre
10 370 (25.46%) MPLS
11 358 (24.64%) Wireless
12 356 (24.50%) VPN
13 343 (23.61%) Juniper
14 340 (23.40%) Network Security
15 331 (22.78%) Palo Alto
16 330 (22.71%) Cisco ASA
17 268 (18.44%) VMware
18 266 (18.31%) TCP/IP
19 257 (17.69%) CCIE
20 243 (16.72%) ITIL
21 227 (15.62%) Microsoft
22 220 (15.14%) Windows
23 217 (14.93%) CheckPoint
24 213 (14.66%) IPsec
24 213 (14.66%) Azure
25 210 (14.45%) Network Design
26 197 (13.56%) Cisco Nexus
27 191 (13.15%) VLAN
28 189 (13.01%) Finance
29 188 (12.94%) 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 27 (1.86%) MS Exchange
2 20 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (1.17%) IIS
3 17 (1.17%) Skype for Business
4 13 (0.89%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.55%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.21%) Confluence
7 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.069%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 52 (3.58%) MS Visio
2 22 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.28%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 213 (14.66%) Azure
2 124 (8.53%) AWS
3 81 (5.57%) Office 365
4 22 (1.51%) SaaS
5 18 (1.24%) GCP
6 12 (0.83%) IaaS
7 10 (0.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 10 (0.69%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.41%) Slack
10 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.14%) G Suite
13 2 (0.14%) GitHub
13 2 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 839 (57.74%) Firewall
2 580 (39.92%) WAN
3 515 (35.44%) LAN
4 474 (32.62%) BGP
5 409 (28.15%) OSPF
6 370 (25.46%) MPLS
7 358 (24.64%) Wireless
8 356 (24.50%) VPN
9 340 (23.40%) Network Security
10 330 (22.71%) Cisco ASA
11 266 (18.31%) TCP/IP
12 213 (14.66%) IPsec
13 197 (13.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 191 (13.15%) VLAN
15 174 (11.98%) VoIP
16 145 (9.98%) Cisco ISE
17 144 (9.91%) DNS
18 123 (8.47%) Internet
19 111 (7.64%) HSRP
20 109 (7.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.17%) Big Data
3 6 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.28%) MySQL
6 1 (0.069%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.069%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 42 (2.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (0.76%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.69%) JIRA
4 8 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.48%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.14%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.14%) Postman
7 2 (0.14%) WebScarab
General
1 189 (13.01%) Finance
2 148 (10.19%) Telecoms
3 58 (3.99%) Public Sector
4 53 (3.65%) Banking
5 40 (2.75%) Retail
6 23 (1.58%) Law
7 20 (1.38%) Legal
8 16 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.10%) Marketing
9 10 (0.69%) Advertising
9 10 (0.69%) German Language
10 9 (0.62%) French Language
10 9 (0.62%) Italian Language
11 8 (0.55%) Local Government
12 6 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.41%) Military
13 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.21%) Police
14 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 803 (55.26%) Network Engineer
2 246 (16.93%) Senior Network Engineer
3 171 (11.77%) Cisco Engineer
4 119 (8.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 118 (8.12%) Consultant
6 107 (7.36%) Security Engineer
7 82 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 72 (4.96%) Architect
9 69 (4.75%) Network Security Engineer
10 67 (4.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 67 (4.61%) Network Consultant
10 67 (4.61%) Support Engineer
11 51 (3.51%) Analyst
12 42 (2.89%) Cisco Consultant
13 41 (2.82%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
14 40 (2.75%) Network Architect
15 37 (2.55%) Senior Cisco Engineer
16 35 (2.41%) Cisco Support
16 35 (2.41%) Cisco Support Engineer
16 35 (2.41%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.51%) 802.1X
2 30 (2.06%) OAuth
2 30 (2.06%) OpenID
2 30 (2.06%) SAML
3 28 (1.93%) SailPoint
3 28 (1.93%) XMPP
4 10 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (0.62%) Web Services
6 8 (0.55%) REST
7 7 (0.48%) LDAP
8 6 (0.41%) RESTful
9 5 (0.34%) CSS
10 4 (0.28%) jQuery
11 3 (0.21%) JSON
12 2 (0.14%) Apache Flex
12 2 (0.14%) Jinja
12 2 (0.14%) OAuth2
12 2 (0.14%) RFC 2544
12 2 (0.14%) XML
12 2 (0.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 386 (26.57%) Data Centre
2 64 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 37 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 19 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
7 16 (1.10%) Private Cloud
8 15 (1.03%) Public Cloud
9 14 (0.96%) CCTV
10 12 (0.83%) Cyberattack
10 12 (0.83%) Driving Licence
10 12 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (0.62%) e-Learning
12 9 (0.62%) PKI
13 8 (0.55%) NHS
13 8 (0.55%) Wiki
14 7 (0.48%) Replication
15 6 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 220 (15.14%) Windows
2 144 (9.91%) Linux
3 102 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 46 (3.17%) Windows 10
5 44 (3.03%) Unix
6 42 (2.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 37 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (1.58%) Windows Server 2019
10 20 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.96%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.76%) CentOS
13 9 (0.62%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.48%) Debian
15 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.41%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.34%) Kali Linux
17 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
18 1 (0.069%) CatOS
18 1 (0.069%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (16.72%) ITIL
2 210 (14.45%) Network Design
3 169 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
4 142 (9.77%) Load Balancing
5 122 (8.40%) Information Security
6 116 (7.98%) Network Monitoring
7 110 (7.57%) Network Management
8 108 (7.43%) Cybersecurity
8 108 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 101 (6.95%) Presales
10 82 (5.64%) Mentoring
11 74 (5.09%) Computer Science
12 73 (5.02%) Project Delivery
13 68 (4.68%) Change Management
14 63 (4.34%) SIEM
14 63 (4.34%) Technical Leadership
15 58 (3.99%) Migration
16 52 (3.58%) Network Virtualisation
17 47 (3.23%) Incident Management
18 44 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 86 (5.92%) Python
2 51 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 32 (2.20%) SQL
4 18 (1.24%) Bash Shell
5 15 (1.03%) C
6 12 (0.83%) Perl
7 10 (0.69%) PHP
8 8 (0.55%) C++
9 5 (0.34%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.34%) Ruby
9 5 (0.34%) VBScript
10 4 (0.28%) C#
10 4 (0.28%) Java
10 4 (0.28%) VB
11 2 (0.14%) Ada
12 1 (0.069%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.069%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,453 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 633 (43.57%) CCNA
3 257 (17.69%) CCIE
4 188 (12.94%) Degree
5 149 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 140 (9.64%) CCDP
7 136 (9.36%) Security Cleared
8 113 (7.78%) MCSE
9 100 (6.88%) JNCIA
10 95 (6.54%) CISSP
11 85 (5.85%) JNCIS
12 84 (5.78%) JNCIP
13 83 (5.71%) SC Cleared
14 57 (3.92%) MCSA
15 56 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 50 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
17 49 (3.37%) CISM
18 47 (3.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
19 36 (2.48%) CCSE
20 35 (2.41%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.13%) SLA
2 66 (4.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.96%) GDPR
4 12 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.34%) QA
7 4 (0.28%) GPG13
8 2 (0.14%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.14%) FISMA
9 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.069%) NIST
System Software
1 176 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 147 (10.12%) Active Directory
3 64 (4.40%) Hyper-V
4 43 (2.96%) VMware NSX
5 35 (2.41%) Docker
6 22 (1.51%) Firmware
6 22 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (1.38%) vSphere
8 9 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.48%) XenApp
10 6 (0.41%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.28%) vCloud
12 4 (0.28%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.21%) KVM
13 3 (0.21%) pfSense
13 3 (0.21%) Xen
14 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 73 (5.02%) Cisco Prime
2 65 (4.47%) Ansible
3 60 (4.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 59 (4.06%) FortiGate
5 34 (2.34%) Kubernetes
6 30 (2.06%) SCCM
6 30 (2.06%) vCenter Server
7 24 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (1.51%) Cisco UCCX
8 22 (1.51%) Stealthwatch
8 22 (1.51%) Terraform
9 20 (1.38%) Puppet
10 19 (1.31%) Cisco CME
11 17 (1.17%) SolarWinds Orion
12 14 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (0.62%) Nagios
14 7 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
14 7 (0.48%) Grafana
14 7 (0.48%) Nessus
15 6 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,124 (77.36%) Cisco
2 343 (23.61%) Juniper
3 331 (22.78%) Palo Alto
4 268 (18.44%) VMware
5 227 (15.62%) Microsoft
6 217 (14.93%) CheckPoint
7 172 (11.84%) Meraki
8 156 (10.74%) SolarWinds
9 147 (10.12%) F5
10 94 (6.47%) HP
11 91 (6.26%) Fortinet
12 90 (6.19%) Citrix
13 41 (2.82%) Huawei
14 37 (2.55%) Brocade
14 37 (2.55%) CyberArk
15 34 (2.34%) Aruba
15 34 (2.34%) Forcepoint
16 30 (2.06%) Riverbed
17 29 (2.00%) Blue Coat
18 28 (1.93%) ForgeRock