Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 175 145 128
Rank change year-on-year -30 -17 +39
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,533 2,714 3,967
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 2.38% 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.88% 11.11% 10.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,173 2,217 3,146
10th Percentile £32,472 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £66,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +2.27%

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 17,258 24,425 36,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.78% 21.46% 24.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11,686 18,392 26,841
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +3.45%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification.

Salary trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cisco Certification over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 18 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 13 April 2021. 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 -39 1,386 £52,500 - 223
UK excluding London -26 965 £46,750 -1.58% 183
London -79 465 £58,000 -3.33% 57
South East -28 296 £50,000 -4.76% 33
Work from Home -57 258 £55,000 -12.00% 40
North of England +3 253 £45,000 +5.88% 50
Midlands -6 145 £47,250 +0.53% 39
South West -4 144 £47,000 +10.59% 31
North West +39 143 £47,500 +11.76% 27
West Midlands +20 95 £55,000 +10.00% 32
East of England -15 90 £43,750 -12.50% 12
Yorkshire -29 78 £45,000 -10.00% 15
East Midlands -20 50 £32,500 -23.53% 7
Scotland +5 38 £49,250 -1.50% 13
North East 0 36 £40,000 +19.40% 8
Wales +31 11 £44,000 +3.53% 5
Channel Islands - 6 £80,000 -
Northern Ireland +5 4 £42,500 -5.56%

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 1,000 (65.23%) Cisco
2 853 (55.64%) CCNA
3 787 (51.34%) CCNP
4 741 (48.34%) Firewall
5 462 (30.14%) WAN
6 414 (27.01%) Microsoft
7 370 (24.14%) LAN
8 332 (21.66%) Network Security
9 327 (21.33%) Azure
10 294 (19.18%) Windows
11 293 (19.11%) VMware
12 282 (18.40%) BGP
13 262 (17.09%) Wireless
14 251 (16.37%) ITIL
15 241 (15.72%) OSPF
16 240 (15.66%) Linux
16 240 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
17 238 (15.53%) Active Directory
17 238 (15.53%) Data Centre
18 225 (14.68%) VPN
19 218 (14.22%) Cisco ASA
20 211 (13.76%) MPLS
21 209 (13.63%) Juniper
22 208 (13.57%) DNS
22 208 (13.57%) Microsoft 365
23 207 (13.50%) Palo Alto
24 203 (13.24%) CISSP
25 202 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
26 200 (13.05%) Finance
27 198 (12.92%) Security Cleared

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 59 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 51 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 21 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (0.85%) Confluence
7 12 (0.78%) IIS
8 11 (0.72%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.59%) Apache
10 8 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.39%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.39%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.33%) nginx
12 5 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.065%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.065%) Jetty
14 1 (0.065%) SAS
Applications
1 70 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.39%) Gephi
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.26%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.065%) assyst
2 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.065%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 327 (21.33%) Azure
2 208 (13.57%) Microsoft 365
3 187 (12.20%) AWS
4 46 (3.00%) IaaS
5 45 (2.94%) PaaS
6 35 (2.28%) SaaS
7 30 (1.96%) GCP
8 24 (1.57%) OpenShift
9 20 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 17 (1.11%) Mimecast
11 13 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.65%) AWS Direct Connect
13 8 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.52%) Slack
14 6 (0.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (0.39%) GitHub
14 6 (0.39%) Route 53
15 5 (0.33%) Google Workspace
16 4 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 741 (48.34%) Firewall
2 462 (30.14%) WAN
3 370 (24.14%) LAN
4 332 (21.66%) Network Security
5 282 (18.40%) BGP
6 262 (17.09%) Wireless
7 241 (15.72%) OSPF
8 225 (14.68%) VPN
9 218 (14.22%) Cisco ASA
10 211 (13.76%) MPLS
11 208 (13.57%) DNS
12 196 (12.79%) TCP/IP
13 154 (10.05%) VLAN
14 136 (8.87%) Cisco Nexus
15 134 (8.74%) DHCP
16 131 (8.55%) SD-WAN
17 116 (7.57%) VoIP
18 82 (5.35%) Cisco Firepower
19 74 (4.83%) IPsec
20 67 (4.37%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.11%) Big Data
3 12 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.39%) Apache Hive
4 6 (0.39%) Impala
5 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.26%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.20%) MySQL
7 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.13%) Power BI
9 1 (0.065%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.065%) GIS
9 1 (0.065%) MS Access
9 1 (0.065%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (1.83%) JIRA
2 14 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
3 12 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.39%) Bitbucket Server
5 6 (0.39%) git-flow
6 3 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.13%) GCC
8 1 (0.065%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.065%) GitLab
8 1 (0.065%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.065%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.065%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.065%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 200 (13.05%) Finance
2 137 (8.94%) Telecoms
3 53 (3.46%) Banking
4 48 (3.13%) Public Sector
5 38 (2.48%) Law
6 34 (2.22%) Military
7 33 (2.15%) Legal
8 24 (1.57%) Retail
9 22 (1.44%) Marketing
10 19 (1.24%) Aerospace
11 15 (0.98%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
13 10 (0.65%) Publishing
14 9 (0.59%) Electronics
14 9 (0.59%) Local Government
15 7 (0.46%) Games
16 6 (0.39%) International Banking
17 5 (0.33%) Advertising
17 5 (0.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 632 (41.23%) Network Engineer
2 193 (12.59%) Senior Network Engineer
3 148 (9.65%) Consultant
4 143 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 115 (7.50%) Architect
6 100 (6.52%) Analyst
7 98 (6.39%) Security Engineer
8 87 (5.68%) Cisco Engineer
9 83 (5.41%) Support Engineer
10 77 (5.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 76 (4.96%) Administrator
12 72 (4.70%) Network Administrator
13 68 (4.44%) Trainee
13 68 (4.44%) Trainee Administrator
13 68 (4.44%) Trainee Network Administrator
14 67 (4.37%) Network Consultant
15 64 (4.17%) IT Administrator
15 64 (4.17%) IT Engineer
16 61 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 53 (3.46%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.57%) 802.1X
2 20 (1.30%) SAML
3 19 (1.24%) LDAP
4 17 (1.11%) OAuth
4 17 (1.11%) Web Services
5 15 (0.98%) OpenID
6 7 (0.46%) XMPP
7 6 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (0.39%) Kafka
8 5 (0.33%) .NET
8 5 (0.33%) JSON
8 5 (0.33%) SailPoint
9 4 (0.26%) COM
10 3 (0.20%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.20%) Django
10 3 (0.20%) HTML
10 3 (0.20%) J2EE
10 3 (0.20%) REST
10 3 (0.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 238 (15.53%) Data Centre
2 110 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (6.26%) Management Information System
4 47 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (2.80%) Public Cloud
6 28 (1.83%) Driving Licence
7 25 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 16 (1.04%) Private Cloud
9 15 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
10 14 (0.91%) Replication
11 13 (0.85%) Cybercrime
11 13 (0.85%) IPTV
12 12 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (0.65%) Clustering
13 10 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
14 9 (0.59%) PKI
15 8 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.52%) NHS
15 8 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 294 (19.18%) Windows
2 240 (15.66%) Linux
3 177 (11.55%) Windows Server
4 66 (4.31%) Windows 10
5 50 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (2.54%) Windows Server 2016
8 35 (2.28%) Windows 7
9 30 (1.96%) Windows Server 2019
10 29 (1.89%) Unix
11 28 (1.83%) Ubuntu
12 19 (1.24%) Android
13 15 (0.98%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.78%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.59%) CentOS
15 9 (0.59%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.46%) Solaris
16 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.33%) AIX
18 4 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (16.37%) ITIL
2 240 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
3 184 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 157 (10.24%) Information Security
5 155 (10.11%) Network Design
6 153 (9.98%) Cybersecurity
7 130 (8.48%) Presales
8 88 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 78 (5.09%) Project Management
10 71 (4.63%) Migration
11 67 (4.37%) Network Management
12 66 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
13 65 (4.24%) Computer Science
14 63 (4.11%) Customer Requirements
14 63 (4.11%) ITIL V3
14 63 (4.11%) Kalman Filter
15 62 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
15 62 (4.04%) DevOps
16 61 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
17 59 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 89 (5.81%) PowerShell
2 81 (5.28%) Python
3 49 (3.20%) SQL
4 32 (2.09%) C
5 17 (1.11%) PHP
6 16 (1.04%) Bash Shell
7 12 (0.78%) Perl
8 11 (0.72%) R
9 7 (0.46%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.33%) Java
11 4 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.26%) Tcl
12 3 (0.20%) C++
12 3 (0.20%) VB
13 2 (0.13%) Lisp
14 1 (0.065%) Korn
14 1 (0.065%) Ruby
14 1 (0.065%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 853 (55.64%) CCNA
2 787 (51.34%) CCNP
3 203 (13.24%) CISSP
4 202 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 198 (12.92%) Security Cleared
6 189 (12.33%) CCIE
7 153 (9.98%) Degree
8 150 (9.78%) SC Cleared
9 139 (9.07%) MCSE
10 106 (6.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 81 (5.28%) Network+ Certification
12 78 (5.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 76 (4.96%) Linux+ Certification
14 75 (4.89%) CISM
15 73 (4.76%) DV Cleared
16 70 (4.57%) MCSA
17 58 (3.78%) CCDP
18 52 (3.39%) JNCIP
19 50 (3.26%) CEH
20 45 (2.94%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (4.24%) GDPR
3 59 (3.85%) SLA
4 48 (3.13%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.37%) NIST
6 19 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 14 (0.91%) QA
8 13 (0.85%) PMO
9 9 (0.59%) NCSC
10 7 (0.46%) GRC
11 6 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.20%) RMADS
14 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 1 (0.065%) COBIT
15 1 (0.065%) FedRAMP
15 1 (0.065%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 1 (0.065%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 238 (15.53%) Active Directory
2 190 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (6.85%) Hyper-V
4 52 (3.39%) XenApp
5 48 (3.13%) vSphere
6 40 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (2.22%) XenDesktop
8 32 (2.09%) VMware NSX
9 26 (1.70%) Docker
9 26 (1.70%) Firmware
10 18 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 18 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.52%) FreeRADIUS
12 8 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.46%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.39%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.33%) ProxySG
16 4 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 81 (5.28%) Ansible
2 63 (4.11%) FortiGate
3 58 (3.78%) SCCM
4 50 (3.26%) Kubernetes
5 38 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 31 (2.02%) Terraform
7 24 (1.57%) Puppet
8 22 (1.44%) HAProxy
9 18 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 18 (1.17%) Nagios
9 18 (1.17%) vRealize
10 17 (1.11%) SCOM
11 15 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
13 12 (0.78%) Nmap
14 11 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.65%) Cacti
15 10 (0.65%) Nessus
15 10 (0.65%) vCenter Server
16 9 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1,000 (65.23%) Cisco
2 414 (27.01%) Microsoft
3 293 (19.11%) VMware
4 209 (13.63%) Juniper
5 207 (13.50%) Palo Alto
6 136 (8.87%) CheckPoint
7 127 (8.28%) F5
8 112 (7.31%) Fortinet
9 102 (6.65%) Meraki
10 94 (6.13%) HP
11 90 (5.87%) Citrix
12 72 (4.70%) SolarWinds
13 45 (2.94%) Aruba
14 43 (2.80%) Dell
14 43 (2.80%) Veeam
15 40 (2.61%) Avaya
16 39 (2.54%) Infoblox
17 34 (2.22%) Apple
18 32 (2.09%) Oracle
18 32 (2.09%) Splunk