Period
to 24 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 140 147
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 -60
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 2,975 3,672 4,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 2.46% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.17% 10.10% 9.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,383 2,960 3,456
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,375 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.22% +11.94% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

Cisco Certification 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 26,635 36,351 41,965
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.71% 24.37% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 19,710 26,486 32,584
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 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cisco Certification.

Salary trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification within the UK over the 6 months to 24 February 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 +3 2,852 £52,500 +5.00% 484
UK excluding London -11 1,704 £47,500 +5.56% 349
London +34 1,191 £60,000 - 168
South East +17 723 £50,000 - 108
North of England -44 329 £42,500 -7.61% 81
Midlands -26 250 £45,000 - 53
East of England -22 188 £45,000 +25.00% 45
North West -39 170 £42,500 -29.17% 42
South West -11 158 £42,500 - 29
West Midlands -44 138 £50,000 +5.26% 41
Yorkshire -18 128 £50,000 +36.99% 26
East Midlands +18 111 £42,500 -2.86% 11
Scotland -24 40 £47,500 -24.00% 17
North East -16 31 £32,500 -48.00% 13
Wales -1 14 £50,000 +33.33% 14
Northern Ireland +14 2 £38,000 +12.59% 2

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, IT jobs citing Cisco Certification 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 Cisco Certification.

1 2,036 (68.44%) Cisco
2 1,598 (53.71%) CCNP
3 1,578 (53.04%) CCNA
4 1,527 (51.33%) Firewall
5 1,048 (35.23%) WAN
6 921 (30.96%) LAN
7 672 (22.59%) Microsoft
8 660 (22.18%) BGP
9 651 (21.88%) Data Centre
10 626 (21.04%) Windows
11 592 (19.90%) Wireless
12 588 (19.76%) VPN
13 586 (19.70%) Network Security
14 582 (19.56%) OSPF
15 563 (18.92%) VMware
16 560 (18.82%) Azure
17 558 (18.76%) MPLS
18 546 (18.35%) Juniper
19 506 (17.01%) ITIL
20 500 (16.81%) Microsoft Certification
21 483 (16.24%) TCP/IP
22 482 (16.20%) Palo Alto
23 454 (15.26%) Active Directory
24 439 (14.76%) Finance
25 432 (14.52%) CCIE
26 424 (14.25%) Cisco ASA
27 372 (12.50%) Degree
28 369 (12.40%) MCSE
29 367 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
30 364 (12.24%) Office 365

Cisco Certification
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
1 100 (3.36%) MS Exchange
2 94 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 79 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 71 (2.39%) IIS
5 64 (2.15%) Skype for Business
6 49 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (0.84%) OpenStack
8 17 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.30%) Confluence
12 7 (0.24%) Apache
13 6 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.067%) CMS
15 2 (0.067%) nginx
16 1 (0.034%) Exchange Server 2003
16 1 (0.034%) LiveLink
16 1 (0.034%) SAS
Applications
1 108 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 34 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 28 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.13%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.067%) Gephi
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 14 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.13%) assyst
3 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.034%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.034%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 560 (18.82%) Azure
2 364 (12.24%) Office 365
3 310 (10.42%) AWS
4 52 (1.75%) IaaS
5 48 (1.61%) GCP
6 47 (1.58%) SaaS
7 42 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 32 (1.08%) PaaS
9 21 (0.71%) OpenShift
10 20 (0.67%) Mimecast
11 19 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 10 (0.34%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.24%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.17%) Slack
18 4 (0.13%) GitHub
18 4 (0.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1,527 (51.33%) Firewall
2 1,048 (35.23%) WAN
3 921 (30.96%) LAN
4 660 (22.18%) BGP
5 592 (19.90%) Wireless
6 588 (19.76%) VPN
7 586 (19.70%) Network Security
8 582 (19.56%) OSPF
9 558 (18.76%) MPLS
10 483 (16.24%) TCP/IP
11 424 (14.25%) Cisco ASA
12 345 (11.60%) DNS
13 296 (9.95%) DHCP
13 296 (9.95%) IPsec
14 291 (9.78%) VLAN
14 291 (9.78%) VoIP
15 268 (9.01%) Internet
16 265 (8.91%) Cisco Nexus
17 235 (7.90%) Wi-Fi
18 170 (5.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.31%) Big Data
3 16 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (0.27%) Data Lake
8 7 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.13%) MySQL
11 4 (0.13%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.10%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.10%) Geospatial Data
12 3 (0.10%) Impala
12 3 (0.10%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.067%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.067%) Power BI
13 2 (0.067%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 61 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 33 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 29 (0.97%) JIRA
4 15 (0.50%) Bitbucket
5 14 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 14 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.44%) git-flow
7 7 (0.24%) Metasploit
8 5 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.10%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (0.10%) Burp Suite
9 3 (0.10%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.10%) TestRail
9 3 (0.10%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.067%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.067%) MSI
10 2 (0.067%) Postman
11 1 (0.034%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.034%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.034%) TestLink
General
1 439 (14.76%) Finance
2 279 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 98 (3.29%) Public Sector
4 89 (2.99%) Banking
4 89 (2.99%) Retail
5 68 (2.29%) Law
6 67 (2.25%) Legal
7 31 (1.04%) Marketing
8 25 (0.84%) French Language
8 25 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 15 (0.50%) German Language
12 14 (0.47%) Electronics
13 11 (0.37%) Advertising
13 11 (0.37%) Italian Language
13 11 (0.37%) Japanese Language
14 10 (0.34%) Games
14 10 (0.34%) Military
15 8 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,341 (45.08%) Network Engineer
2 333 (11.19%) Senior Network Engineer
3 274 (9.21%) Cisco Engineer
4 237 (7.97%) Consultant
5 212 (7.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 208 (6.99%) Architect
7 204 (6.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 204 (6.86%) Security Engineer
8 197 (6.62%) Support Engineer
9 184 (6.18%) Analyst
10 143 (4.81%) Network Security Engineer
11 108 (3.63%) IT Engineer
12 101 (3.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 97 (3.26%) Network Consultant
14 75 (2.52%) Security Consultant
15 74 (2.49%) NOC Engineer
16 67 (2.25%) IT Support
17 66 (2.22%) Security Analyst
18 64 (2.15%) Network Support
19 63 (2.12%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (2.45%) 802.1X
2 26 (0.87%) XMPP
3 20 (0.67%) OAuth
3 20 (0.67%) OpenID
3 20 (0.67%) SailPoint
3 20 (0.67%) SAML
4 18 (0.61%) LDAP
5 17 (0.57%) .NET
5 17 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (0.47%) Web Services
7 13 (0.44%) ASP.NET
7 13 (0.44%) Kafka
7 13 (0.44%) REST
8 10 (0.34%) AngularJS
8 10 (0.34%) GraphQL
8 10 (0.34%) Node.js
8 10 (0.34%) React
8 10 (0.34%) Spring
8 10 (0.34%) Spring MVC
8 10 (0.34%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 651 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 204 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 163 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 131 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
5 70 (2.35%) Public Cloud
6 56 (1.88%) Driving Licence
7 54 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 45 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
9 39 (1.31%) PKI
10 36 (1.21%) Private Cloud
11 23 (0.77%) e-Learning
12 22 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
12 22 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
13 21 (0.71%) Replication
13 21 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
14 20 (0.67%) Virtual Team
14 20 (0.67%) Wiki
15 19 (0.64%) Reinsurance
16 18 (0.61%) Cyberattack
16 18 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 626 (21.04%) Windows
2 344 (11.56%) Windows Server
3 331 (11.13%) Linux
4 144 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 143 (4.81%) Windows 10
6 110 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 86 (2.89%) Unix
8 60 (2.02%) Windows 7
9 49 (1.65%) Windows 8
10 40 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (1.14%) CentOS
12 28 (0.94%) Ubuntu
13 16 (0.54%) Fedora
13 16 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.40%) Android
15 12 (0.40%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.30%) Kali Linux
17 9 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (17.01%) ITIL
2 363 (12.20%) Information Security
3 344 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
4 283 (9.51%) Cybersecurity
5 276 (9.28%) Network Design
6 265 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 234 (7.87%) Load Balancing
8 206 (6.92%) Presales
9 186 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
10 176 (5.92%) Mentoring
10 176 (5.92%) SIEM
11 172 (5.78%) Network Management
12 159 (5.34%) Risk Management
13 140 (4.71%) Change Management
14 136 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
15 128 (4.30%) Penetration Testing
15 128 (4.30%) Project Delivery
16 124 (4.17%) Computer Science
17 115 (3.87%) TOGAF
18 112 (3.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 177 (5.95%) PowerShell
2 159 (5.34%) Python
3 133 (4.47%) SQL
4 66 (2.22%) C
5 53 (1.78%) Bash Shell
6 18 (0.61%) Perl
7 13 (0.44%) PHP
8 12 (0.40%) C#
8 12 (0.40%) C++
9 10 (0.34%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.24%) Ruby
11 6 (0.20%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.20%) VBScript
12 5 (0.17%) Ada
12 5 (0.17%) Java
12 5 (0.17%) VB
13 3 (0.10%) R
14 1 (0.034%) Go
14 1 (0.034%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.034%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,598 (53.71%) CCNP
2 1,578 (53.04%) CCNA
3 500 (16.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 432 (14.52%) CCIE
5 372 (12.50%) Degree
6 369 (12.40%) MCSE
7 304 (10.22%) CISSP
8 256 (8.61%) Security Cleared
9 198 (6.66%) MCSA
10 178 (5.98%) CCDP
11 171 (5.75%) JNCIA
12 163 (5.48%) CISM
13 162 (5.45%) SC Cleared
14 160 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 153 (5.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 133 (4.47%) CCSP
17 124 (4.17%) JNCIS
18 108 (3.63%) JNCIP
19 82 (2.76%) CCSA
20 71 (2.39%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (7.50%) SLA
2 174 (5.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 118 (3.97%) GDPR
4 102 (3.43%) PCI DSS
5 96 (3.23%) NIST
6 31 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (0.57%) QA
8 14 (0.47%) COBIT
9 13 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 12 (0.40%) NCSC
11 8 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 8 (0.27%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.27%) RMADS
12 7 (0.24%) NIST 800
12 7 (0.24%) PMO
13 6 (0.20%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.13%) GPG13
15 3 (0.10%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 454 (15.26%) Active Directory
2 367 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (5.58%) Hyper-V
4 67 (2.25%) vSphere
5 59 (1.98%) Docker
5 59 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (1.75%) VMware NSX
7 49 (1.65%) Firmware
8 42 (1.41%) XenApp
9 32 (1.08%) XenDesktop
10 31 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (0.67%) NFS
12 19 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (0.61%) VirtualBox
14 17 (0.57%) Xen
15 14 (0.47%) Samba
16 9 (0.30%) ProxySG
17 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.27%) Terminal Services
18 7 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 103 (3.46%) Ansible
2 100 (3.36%) FortiGate
3 88 (2.96%) Cisco Prime
4 81 (2.72%) SCCM
5 79 (2.66%) Cisco CUCM
6 66 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 55 (1.85%) Puppet
8 51 (1.71%) vCenter Server
9 49 (1.65%) Kubernetes
10 39 (1.31%) SolarWinds Orion
11 36 (1.21%) Stealthwatch
12 33 (1.11%) Nagios
13 32 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
14 25 (0.84%) Nessus
15 22 (0.74%) ZABBIX
16 21 (0.71%) WSUS
17 20 (0.67%) Terraform
18 18 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
19 17 (0.57%) SCOM
20 16 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2,036 (68.44%) Cisco
2 672 (22.59%) Microsoft
3 563 (18.92%) VMware
4 546 (18.35%) Juniper
5 482 (16.20%) Palo Alto
6 356 (11.97%) CheckPoint
7 269 (9.04%) Meraki
8 263 (8.84%) F5
9 261 (8.77%) SolarWinds
10 217 (7.29%) Citrix
11 195 (6.55%) HP
12 151 (5.08%) Fortinet
13 87 (2.92%) Dell
14 79 (2.66%) NetApp
15 72 (2.42%) Aruba
16 62 (2.08%) Brocade
17 55 (1.85%) Blue Coat
18 54 (1.82%) Avaya
19 53 (1.78%) Forcepoint
19 53 (1.78%) Sophos