Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 86 90
Rank change year-on-year -57 +4 +10
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 4,141 5,719 6,472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 3.23% 3.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.11% 12.58% 11.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3,543 4,806 5,565
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% 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 40,946 45,462 57,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.52% 25.70% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 31,755 36,133 46,373
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 17 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 19 January 2018. 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 -57 3,853 £45,000 - 709
UK excluding London -43 2,679 £42,500 - 593
London -47 1,358 £55,000 +4.76% 154
South East -64 874 £47,000 +4.44% 147
North of England -8 592 £37,500 - 176
Midlands -37 409 £40,000 -5.88% 122
East of England -8 327 £45,000 - 62
South West -10 320 £40,000 - 48
North West -9 291 £39,000 -1.89% 92
Yorkshire +28 269 £40,000 +6.67% 63
West Midlands -53 236 £40,000 -2.44% 79
East Midlands -7 160 £35,000 -17.65% 43
Scotland -35 121 £51,750 +33.83% 24
Wales +29 91 £40,000 -11.11% 13
North East -48 32 £23,250 -7.00% 21
Northern Ireland -12 11 £30,500 -32.22%
Channel Islands -1 1 £65,000 +18.18%

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 3,170 (76.55%) Cisco
2 2,520 (60.85%) CCNA
3 2,237 (54.02%) CCNP
4 1,995 (48.18%) Firewall
5 1,330 (32.12%) WAN
6 1,239 (29.92%) Windows
7 1,147 (27.70%) LAN
8 1,140 (27.53%) Microsoft
9 1,052 (25.40%) VMware
10 985 (23.79%) ITIL
11 850 (20.53%) Juniper
12 837 (20.21%) Wireless
13 832 (20.09%) MPLS
14 814 (19.66%) Data Centre
15 802 (19.37%) BGP
16 784 (18.93%) VPN
17 759 (18.33%) Cisco ASA
18 744 (17.97%) Network Security
19 743 (17.94%) Active Directory
20 727 (17.56%) OSPF
21 726 (17.53%) Microsoft Certification
22 713 (17.22%) CCIE
23 658 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
24 640 (15.46%) F5
25 636 (15.36%) CheckPoint
26 634 (15.31%) Finance
27 608 (14.68%) DNS
28 583 (14.08%) Windows Server
29 581 (14.03%) Linux
30 574 (13.86%) TCP/IP

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
1 370 (8.94%) MS Exchange
2 176 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 124 (2.99%) Skype for Business
4 93 (2.25%) IIS
5 85 (2.05%) SharePoint
6 80 (1.93%) CMS
7 59 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 39 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 33 (0.80%) Apache
10 22 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 18 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (0.43%) SAS
12 18 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.22%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.17%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.17%) WordPress
17 5 (0.12%) Joomla!
Applications
1 164 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 38 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.024%) HipChat
6 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.12%) Magento
5 4 (0.097%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.024%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.024%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 340 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 318 (7.68%) Office 365
3 258 (6.23%) Amazon AWS
4 88 (2.13%) SaaS
5 60 (1.45%) IaaS
6 42 (1.01%) PaaS
7 34 (0.82%) G Suite
8 28 (0.68%) Mimecast
9 21 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (0.22%) Sumo Logic
14 6 (0.14%) Akamai
15 4 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.097%) Google Analytics
16 3 (0.072%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.072%) Route 53
17 2 (0.048%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 2 (0.048%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,995 (48.18%) Firewall
2 1,330 (32.12%) WAN
3 1,147 (27.70%) LAN
4 837 (20.21%) Wireless
5 832 (20.09%) MPLS
6 802 (19.37%) BGP
7 784 (18.93%) VPN
8 759 (18.33%) Cisco ASA
9 744 (17.97%) Network Security
10 727 (17.56%) OSPF
11 608 (14.68%) DNS
12 574 (13.86%) TCP/IP
13 559 (13.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 552 (13.33%) VoIP
15 460 (11.11%) DHCP
16 413 (9.97%) VLAN
17 389 (9.39%) EIGRP
18 377 (9.10%) IPsec
19 351 (8.48%) SAN
20 334 (8.07%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (1.09%) Big Data
4 33 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 31 (0.75%) MySQL
6 18 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (0.27%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.22%) Apache Hive
10 6 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.097%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.097%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.048%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.048%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.048%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.048%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.048%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.024%) Flink
13 1 (0.024%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 34 (0.82%) JIRA
3 30 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
4 23 (0.56%) Git (software)
5 22 (0.53%) Metasploit
6 13 (0.31%) Redmine
7 12 (0.29%) Burp Suite
7 12 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.24%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.19%) CodeSonar
9 8 (0.19%) git-flow
9 8 (0.19%) Robot Framework
9 8 (0.19%) Selenium
10 6 (0.14%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.048%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.024%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.024%) Rational Rose
12 1 (0.024%) Vagrant
General
1 634 (15.31%) Finance
2 331 (7.99%) Telecoms
3 164 (3.96%) Banking
4 92 (2.22%) Retail
5 90 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 70 (1.69%) Law
7 51 (1.23%) Advertising
8 48 (1.16%) Legal
9 47 (1.13%) Games
10 45 (1.09%) Marketing
11 39 (0.94%) Investment Banking
12 33 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 28 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.41%) Back Office
14 17 (0.41%) German Language
15 16 (0.39%) Billing
15 16 (0.39%) Electronics
15 16 (0.39%) Italian Language
16 11 (0.27%) French Language
17 9 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1,565 (37.79%) Network Engineer
2 553 (13.35%) Cisco Engineer
3 426 (10.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 400 (9.66%) Support Engineer
5 393 (9.49%) Senior Network Engineer
6 372 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 342 (8.26%) Architect
8 324 (7.82%) Analyst
9 255 (6.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 243 (5.87%) Consultant
11 229 (5.53%) Network Support
12 205 (4.95%) Security Engineer
13 171 (4.13%) Network Architect
14 170 (4.11%) Network Support Engineer
15 158 (3.82%) Network Security Engineer
16 151 (3.65%) IT Engineer
17 148 (3.57%) Trainee
18 137 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
19 131 (3.16%) Network Analyst
20 119 (2.87%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (2.25%) XMPP
2 79 (1.91%) 802.1X
3 53 (1.28%) Web Services
4 37 (0.89%) .NET
5 27 (0.65%) CSS
6 26 (0.63%) LDAP
7 24 (0.58%) HTML
8 17 (0.41%) LAMP
9 15 (0.36%) REST
9 15 (0.36%) SOAP
10 13 (0.31%) Entity Framework
10 13 (0.31%) Java EE
10 13 (0.31%) STL
11 12 (0.29%) Ajax
11 12 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (0.29%) jQuery
11 12 (0.29%) SAML
11 12 (0.29%) WCF
12 11 (0.27%) RFC 2547
13 9 (0.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 814 (19.66%) Data Centre
2 229 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 199 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 144 (3.48%) Clustering
5 134 (3.24%) Driving Licence
6 111 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 68 (1.64%) PKI
8 53 (1.28%) Replication
8 53 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
9 42 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 41 (0.99%) User Experience
11 39 (0.94%) CESG
12 37 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
12 37 (0.89%) Public Cloud
13 36 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 31 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
15 29 (0.70%) Blackberry
16 28 (0.68%) Hedge funds
17 24 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
18 21 (0.51%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1,239 (29.92%) Windows
2 583 (14.08%) Windows Server
3 581 (14.03%) Linux
4 321 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 256 (6.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 187 (4.52%) Unix
7 106 (2.56%) Windows 7
8 101 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 84 (2.03%) Windows 10
10 78 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 52 (1.26%) Windows 8
12 46 (1.11%) Windows XP
13 45 (1.09%) CentOS
14 40 (0.97%) Mac OS X
15 38 (0.92%) Ubuntu
16 35 (0.85%) Debian
17 25 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
18 23 (0.56%) Kali Linux
18 23 (0.56%) Solaris
19 17 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 985 (23.79%) ITIL
2 379 (9.15%) Load Balancing
3 350 (8.45%) Network Design
4 289 (6.98%) Presales
5 271 (6.54%) Network Monitoring
6 251 (6.06%) Network Management
7 222 (5.36%) Mentoring
8 218 (5.26%) Change Management
9 213 (5.14%) Root Cause Analysis
10 211 (5.10%) Service Management
11 210 (5.07%) Service Delivery
12 200 (4.83%) Information Security
13 195 (4.71%) Project Management
14 183 (4.42%) Incident Management
15 182 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
16 179 (4.32%) SIEM
17 177 (4.27%) Problem Management
18 164 (3.96%) High Availability
19 149 (3.60%) ITIL V3
20 147 (3.55%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 196 (4.73%) SQL
2 188 (4.54%) Python
3 150 (3.62%) PowerShell
4 93 (2.25%) Bash Shell
5 69 (1.67%) Perl
6 62 (1.50%) C
7 45 (1.09%) PHP
8 38 (0.92%) C#
8 38 (0.92%) Java
9 37 (0.89%) JavaScript
10 33 (0.80%) Shell Script
11 31 (0.75%) VBScript
12 19 (0.46%) Korn
13 17 (0.41%) C++
14 13 (0.31%) Erlang
14 13 (0.31%) Objective-C
14 13 (0.31%) VB
15 11 (0.27%) Ruby
15 11 (0.27%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 2,520 (60.85%) CCNA
2 2,237 (54.02%) CCNP
3 726 (17.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 713 (17.22%) CCIE
5 551 (13.31%) MCSE
6 444 (10.72%) Degree
7 356 (8.60%) CISSP
8 338 (8.16%) Security Cleared
9 284 (6.86%) MCSA
10 258 (6.23%) SC Cleared
11 227 (5.48%) CCDP
12 210 (5.07%) Network+ Certification
13 206 (4.97%) A+ Certification
14 193 (4.66%) MCP
15 184 (4.44%) JNCIP
16 183 (4.42%) CCENT
17 160 (3.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 142 (3.43%) DV Cleared
19 125 (3.02%) CISM
20 119 (2.87%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 350 (8.45%) SLA
2 142 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 97 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 61 (1.47%) PMO
5 49 (1.18%) QA
6 35 (0.85%) GDPR
7 18 (0.43%) COBIT
7 18 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.097%) FIPS 140-2
11 3 (0.072%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.072%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.048%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.048%) RMADS
13 1 (0.024%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.024%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.024%) GPG13
13 1 (0.024%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 743 (17.94%) Active Directory
2 658 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 333 (8.04%) Hyper-V
4 141 (3.40%) vSphere
5 87 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (1.35%) VMware NSX
6 56 (1.35%) XenApp
7 47 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (0.77%) Firmware
9 27 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (0.46%) Terminal Services
11 18 (0.43%) Docker
11 18 (0.43%) XenDesktop
12 15 (0.36%) NFS
12 15 (0.36%) XenServer
13 14 (0.34%) Samba
14 12 (0.29%) KVM
14 12 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (0.27%) Snort
15 11 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 205 (4.95%) Cisco CUCM
2 147 (3.55%) Nagios
3 139 (3.36%) Cisco UCCX
4 121 (2.92%) Cisco UCCE
5 109 (2.63%) SCCM
6 101 (2.44%) Puppet
7 90 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
8 85 (2.05%) Ansible
9 70 (1.69%) FortiGate
10 58 (1.40%) vCenter Server
11 57 (1.38%) Cacti
12 48 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
13 46 (1.11%) Cisco LMS
13 46 (1.11%) Opsview
14 38 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
15 30 (0.72%) QRadar
16 29 (0.70%) SCOM
16 29 (0.70%) ZABBIX
17 26 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
18 23 (0.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3,170 (76.55%) Cisco
2 1,140 (27.53%) Microsoft
3 1,052 (25.40%) VMware
4 850 (20.53%) Juniper
5 640 (15.46%) F5
6 636 (15.36%) CheckPoint
7 420 (10.14%) Palo Alto
8 328 (7.92%) Citrix
9 299 (7.22%) SolarWinds
10 293 (7.08%) HP
11 167 (4.03%) Fortinet
12 163 (3.94%) Meraki
13 146 (3.53%) Dell
14 143 (3.45%) Avaya
15 139 (3.36%) Red Hat
16 138 (3.33%) NetApp
17 123 (2.97%) Riverbed
18 102 (2.46%) Aruba
19 97 (2.34%) Brocade
20 91 (2.20%) Splunk