Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 129 91
Rank change year-on-year -27 -38 +5
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 3,596 4,548 5,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.19% 2.60% 3.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.22% 10.63% 11.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,927 4,011 5,017
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%

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 39,000 42,776 50,828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.71% 24.43% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 28,879 32,870 40,878
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 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 -28 3,356 £47,500 +5.56% 528
UK excluding London -35 2,198 £45,000 +5.88% 415
London -19 1,270 £55,000 - 140
South East -40 669 £45,000 - 110
North of England -53 459 £43,000 +7.50% 108
Midlands 0 366 £45,000 +8.72% 79
East of England +4 344 £40,500 -10.00% 45
North West -14 308 £45,000 +11.11% 60
South West +3 270 £42,500 +6.25% 46
West Midlands +4 234 £52,500 +23.53% 57
East Midlands -4 136 £40,000 +6.67% 22
Yorkshire -85 132 £40,000 - 29
Scotland -21 90 £45,000 -11.33% 19
Wales -31 29 £47,500 +21.79% 7
North East -24 19 £40,000 +53.85% 19
Channel Islands - 4 £29,500 -
Northern Ireland +1 3 - - 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 2,716 (75.53%) Cisco
2 2,057 (57.20%) CCNA
3 2,052 (57.06%) CCNP
4 1,842 (51.22%) Firewall
5 1,191 (33.12%) WAN
6 974 (27.09%) LAN
7 902 (25.08%) Windows
8 859 (23.89%) VMware
9 850 (23.64%) Microsoft
10 802 (22.30%) Data Centre
11 773 (21.50%) Wireless
12 760 (21.13%) BGP
13 747 (20.77%) Cisco ASA
14 736 (20.47%) Juniper
15 721 (20.05%) MPLS
16 686 (19.08%) CheckPoint
17 682 (18.97%) VPN
18 666 (18.52%) OSPF
19 663 (18.44%) CCIE
20 657 (18.27%) ITIL
21 652 (18.13%) Network Security
22 590 (16.41%) F5
23 588 (16.35%) Cisco Nexus
24 586 (16.30%) Active Directory
25 573 (15.93%) Linux
26 535 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
27 534 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
28 510 (14.18%) TCP/IP
29 505 (14.04%) Degree
30 455 (12.65%) Windows Server

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
1 200 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 93 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (2.47%) Skype for Business
4 66 (1.84%) SharePoint
5 61 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 58 (1.61%) IIS
7 45 (1.25%) Apache Pig
8 35 (0.97%) Apache
9 30 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
10 28 (0.78%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.36%) CMS
12 10 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.25%) Joomla!
13 9 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.25%) WordPress
14 7 (0.19%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.17%) Confluence
16 5 (0.14%) nginx
16 5 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 157 (4.37%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 34 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 26 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.056%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.056%) CATIA
7 2 (0.056%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 8 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.083%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.056%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.056%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.028%) assyst
5 1 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.028%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.028%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 382 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 336 (9.34%) Amazon AWS
3 278 (7.73%) Office 365
4 44 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 39 (1.08%) SaaS
6 25 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 25 (0.70%) IaaS
7 24 (0.67%) PaaS
8 15 (0.42%) Mimecast
9 12 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.28%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.19%) OpenDNS
12 7 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.17%) G Suite
14 5 (0.14%) Akamai
15 4 (0.11%) Route 53
16 3 (0.083%) Amazon ELB
17 2 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,842 (51.22%) Firewall
2 1,191 (33.12%) WAN
3 974 (27.09%) LAN
4 773 (21.50%) Wireless
5 760 (21.13%) BGP
6 747 (20.77%) Cisco ASA
7 721 (20.05%) MPLS
8 682 (18.97%) VPN
9 666 (18.52%) OSPF
10 652 (18.13%) Network Security
11 588 (16.35%) Cisco Nexus
12 510 (14.18%) TCP/IP
13 383 (10.65%) DNS
14 326 (9.07%) VoIP
15 283 (7.87%) DHCP
16 279 (7.76%) Cisco IOS
17 278 (7.73%) VLAN
18 268 (7.45%) EIGRP
19 249 (6.92%) Wireshark
20 247 (6.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 76 (2.11%) Big Data
3 68 (1.89%) MySQL
4 46 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 45 (1.25%) Apache Hive
6 25 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (0.25%) Cognos Impromptu
11 7 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.14%) Couchbase
12 5 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.14%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.11%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.083%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.083%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.056%) Amazon Redshift
15 2 (0.056%) Informix
15 2 (0.056%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 105 (2.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 69 (1.92%) JIRA
3 55 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 52 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 50 (1.39%) Selenium
6 44 (1.22%) Bitbucket
7 43 (1.20%) CodeSonar
7 43 (1.20%) git-flow
7 43 (1.20%) Robot Framework
8 27 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 15 (0.42%) Redmine
10 11 (0.31%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.25%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.19%) Metasploit
13 6 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.11%) GitLab
14 4 (0.11%) Vagrant
15 3 (0.083%) Hudson
16 2 (0.056%) NUnit
17 1 (0.028%) Maven
General
1 441 (12.26%) Finance
2 381 (10.60%) Telecoms
3 308 (8.57%) Retail
4 210 (5.84%) Banking
5 69 (1.92%) Advertising
6 56 (1.56%) German Language
6 56 (1.56%) Italian Language
6 56 (1.56%) Legal
7 55 (1.53%) Law
8 43 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 42 (1.17%) French Language
10 32 (0.89%) Marketing
11 27 (0.75%) Games
12 26 (0.72%) Investment Banking
13 25 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 22 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
15 20 (0.56%) Spanish Language
16 13 (0.36%) Billing
17 10 (0.28%) Electronics
17 10 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,478 (41.10%) Network Engineer
2 401 (11.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 372 (10.34%) Analyst
4 349 (9.71%) Architect
5 318 (8.84%) Senior Network Engineer
6 304 (8.45%) Security Engineer
7 297 (8.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 259 (7.20%) Support Engineer
9 216 (6.01%) Consultant
9 216 (6.01%) Network Security Engineer
10 211 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 177 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
12 138 (3.84%) Security Architect
13 124 (3.45%) Network Architect
14 114 (3.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 112 (3.11%) Project Engineer
16 110 (3.06%) Security Analyst
17 109 (3.03%) Network Support
18 103 (2.86%) IT Engineer
19 98 (2.73%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (2.59%) 802.1X
2 60 (1.67%) LAMP
3 57 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
4 54 (1.50%) .NET
5 50 (1.39%) Java EE
6 48 (1.33%) STL
6 48 (1.33%) XMPP
7 47 (1.31%) ASP.NET
8 46 (1.28%) .NET Framework
8 46 (1.28%) SOAP
9 44 (1.22%) REST
10 43 (1.20%) Django
10 43 (1.20%) Node.js
10 43 (1.20%) Spring MVC
11 22 (0.61%) Web Services
12 17 (0.47%) LDAP
13 13 (0.36%) CSS
13 13 (0.36%) Flash
13 13 (0.36%) HTML
14 11 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 802 (22.30%) Data Centre
2 286 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 234 (6.51%) Self-Motivation
4 171 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 134 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 87 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
7 77 (2.14%) Driving Licence
8 64 (1.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 64 (1.78%) PKI
9 63 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 57 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
11 56 (1.56%) Public Cloud
12 49 (1.36%) NHS
13 45 (1.25%) Fintech
14 38 (1.06%) Clustering
14 38 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
15 31 (0.86%) Hedge funds
15 31 (0.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 29 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
17 28 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 902 (25.08%) Windows
2 573 (15.93%) Linux
3 455 (12.65%) Windows Server
4 217 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 148 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (2.89%) Unix
7 68 (1.89%) Mac OS X
8 66 (1.84%) Windows 7
9 62 (1.72%) Android
10 61 (1.70%) Windows 10
11 46 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 45 (1.25%) Apple iOS
13 40 (1.11%) CentOS
14 36 (1.00%) Windows 8
15 32 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 26 (0.72%) Ubuntu
17 19 (0.53%) Windows XP
18 17 (0.47%) Kali Linux
19 13 (0.36%) FreeBSD
20 9 (0.25%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (18.27%) ITIL
2 402 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
3 352 (9.79%) Information Security
4 323 (8.98%) SIEM
5 320 (8.90%) Cybersecurity
5 320 (8.90%) Presales
6 293 (8.15%) Load Balancing
7 288 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 287 (7.98%) Incident Management
9 270 (7.51%) Network Management
10 255 (7.09%) Network Design
11 245 (6.81%) Network Monitoring
12 196 (5.45%) Service Management
13 178 (4.95%) Service Delivery
14 175 (4.87%) Penetration Testing
15 174 (4.84%) Risk Management
16 170 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
17 165 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
18 164 (4.56%) Mentoring
19 161 (4.48%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (7.40%) Python
2 160 (4.45%) PowerShell
3 129 (3.59%) C
4 122 (3.39%) Bash Shell
5 113 (3.14%) SQL
6 75 (2.09%) Perl
7 72 (2.00%) Java
8 68 (1.89%) C#
9 64 (1.78%) JavaScript
10 59 (1.64%) PHP
11 54 (1.50%) C++
12 48 (1.33%) Objective-C
13 17 (0.47%) VBA
14 15 (0.42%) Korn
15 14 (0.39%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.33%) Ruby
17 11 (0.31%) VBScript
18 9 (0.25%) R
18 9 (0.25%) T-SQL
19 8 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,057 (57.20%) CCNA
2 2,052 (57.06%) CCNP
3 663 (18.44%) CCIE
4 535 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 505 (14.04%) Degree
6 422 (11.74%) MCSE
7 417 (11.60%) CISSP
8 350 (9.73%) Security Cleared
9 234 (6.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 222 (6.17%) CCDP
11 196 (5.45%) SC Cleared
12 190 (5.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 173 (4.81%) SSCP
14 168 (4.67%) CCSP
15 161 (4.48%) DV Cleared
16 152 (4.23%) MCSA
17 145 (4.03%) SANS
18 144 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
19 141 (3.92%) CEH
20 139 (3.87%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (7.76%) SLA
2 217 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 72 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 71 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 55 (1.53%) GDPR
6 35 (0.97%) PMO
7 28 (0.78%) QA
8 17 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.39%) COBIT
10 8 (0.22%) GPG13
10 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
12 6 (0.17%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.083%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.083%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.083%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.056%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.056%) SAS 70
16 1 (0.028%) HIPAA
System Software
1 586 (16.30%) Active Directory
2 534 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 231 (6.42%) Hyper-V
4 125 (3.48%) vSphere
5 112 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
6 74 (2.06%) VMware NSX
7 67 (1.86%) Docker
8 55 (1.53%) XenApp
9 39 (1.08%) Firmware
10 32 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 29 (0.81%) ProxySG
12 27 (0.75%) NFS
13 24 (0.67%) Samba
13 24 (0.67%) VMware Server
14 23 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
15 16 (0.44%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.39%) vCloud
16 14 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
18 10 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 167 (4.64%) Nagios
2 140 (3.89%) Cisco Prime
3 137 (3.81%) Cisco CUCM
4 109 (3.03%) Puppet
5 85 (2.36%) Ansible
5 85 (2.36%) Stealthwatch
6 58 (1.61%) FortiGate
6 58 (1.61%) SCCM
7 56 (1.56%) QRadar
7 56 (1.56%) vCenter Server
8 54 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
9 51 (1.42%) RSA Security Analytics
10 49 (1.36%) Cisco LMS
10 49 (1.36%) Opsview
11 46 (1.28%) Salt
12 44 (1.22%) Cacti
13 43 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
14 32 (0.89%) Nessus
15 21 (0.58%) Backup Exec
15 21 (0.58%) CASB
Vendors
1 2,716 (75.53%) Cisco
2 859 (23.89%) VMware
3 850 (23.64%) Microsoft
4 736 (20.47%) Juniper
5 686 (19.08%) CheckPoint
6 590 (16.41%) F5
7 411 (11.43%) Palo Alto
8 399 (11.10%) SolarWinds
9 296 (8.23%) Fortinet
10 254 (7.06%) HP
11 243 (6.76%) Meraki
12 242 (6.73%) Citrix
13 141 (3.92%) NetApp
14 139 (3.87%) EMC
15 138 (3.84%) Dell
16 121 (3.36%) Splunk
17 113 (3.14%) Symantec
18 107 (2.98%) Red Hat
19 101 (2.81%) Blue Coat
20 98 (2.73%) Riverbed