Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 97 157
Rank change year-on-year -30 +60 -23
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,211 4,289 3,619
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 3.14% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.50% 13.59% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,074 3,321 3,152
Median annual salary £50,250 £49,145 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.25% -1.71% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,266 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 10,530 31,555 39,117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.50% 23.07% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7,882 23,079 29,003
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 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 -33 1,116 £52,500 +6.36% 196
UK excluding London -68 631 £45,000 - 162
London +46 526 £70,000 +21.74% 53
South East -51 179 £50,500 -1.46% 48
North of England -97 142 £45,000 +12.50% 41
Work from Home -29 131 £47,500 -24.00% 16
Midlands -10 121 £42,500 -15.00% 24
North West +12 85 £45,000 -5.26% 27
West Midlands -6 83 £44,000 -16.19% 16
South West +27 76 £47,500 +6.74% 19
East of England -6 71 £47,500 +5.56% 11
Yorkshire -103 45 £42,500 +6.25% 13
East Midlands +16 38 £42,500 - 8
Scotland +66 26 £52,500 +19.32% 15
Wales +35 15 £45,000 +45.16% 3
North East +3 12 £38,750 -7.09% 1
Northern Ireland +10 1 £60,000 +60.00% 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 744 (61.44%) CCNA
2 740 (61.11%) Cisco
3 659 (54.42%) CCNP
4 576 (47.56%) Firewall
5 454 (37.49%) WAN
6 397 (32.78%) LAN
7 290 (23.95%) Microsoft
8 280 (23.12%) VMware
9 273 (22.54%) Azure
10 257 (21.22%) BGP
11 246 (20.31%) VPN
12 229 (18.91%) Network Security
13 224 (18.50%) Data Centre
14 223 (18.41%) CISSP
15 210 (17.34%) Wireless
16 206 (17.01%) Information Security
17 205 (16.93%) MPLS
18 204 (16.85%) OSPF
19 201 (16.60%) ITIL
20 197 (16.27%) Windows
21 194 (16.02%) AWS
22 182 (15.03%) Microsoft Certification
23 177 (14.62%) Office 365
24 175 (14.45%) Finance
25 172 (14.20%) Active Directory
26 171 (14.12%) Linux
27 168 (13.87%) Juniper
28 167 (13.79%) CheckPoint
29 165 (13.63%) Degree
30 164 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure

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 45 (3.72%) Skype for Business
2 27 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (0.91%) IIS
6 9 (0.74%) CMS
6 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.41%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.25%) Apache
10 2 (0.17%) Confluence
11 1 (0.083%) Drupal
11 1 (0.083%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.083%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.083%) nginx
11 1 (0.083%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.083%) WordPress
Applications
1 60 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (3.63%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 273 (22.54%) Azure
2 194 (16.02%) AWS
3 177 (14.62%) Office 365
4 57 (4.71%) GCP
5 46 (3.80%) IaaS
6 34 (2.81%) PaaS
7 33 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (2.39%) SaaS
9 27 (2.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 23 (1.90%) Route 53
10 23 (1.90%) Slack
11 9 (0.74%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.41%) G Suite
13 4 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.25%) Amazon Cognito
14 3 (0.25%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.17%) Serverless
16 1 (0.083%) Amazon Glacier
16 1 (0.083%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 576 (47.56%) Firewall
2 454 (37.49%) WAN
3 397 (32.78%) LAN
4 257 (21.22%) BGP
5 246 (20.31%) VPN
6 229 (18.91%) Network Security
7 210 (17.34%) Wireless
8 205 (16.93%) MPLS
9 204 (16.85%) OSPF
10 158 (13.05%) VoIP
11 152 (12.55%) Cisco ASA
12 128 (10.57%) DNS
13 123 (10.16%) TCP/IP
14 122 (10.07%) Wi-Fi
15 120 (9.91%) VLAN
16 100 (8.26%) DHCP
17 90 (7.43%) Cisco Nexus
18 72 (5.95%) Internet
19 71 (5.86%) IPsec
20 64 (5.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
2 21 (1.73%) NoSQL
3 13 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.66%) Big Data
5 7 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.41%) MySQL
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.17%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.083%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.083%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.083%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.083%) KDB
10 1 (0.083%) Kdb+
10 1 (0.083%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.083%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 24 (1.98%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (0.58%) Metasploit
4 7 (0.58%) WebScarab
5 5 (0.41%) JIRA
5 5 (0.41%) Selenium
6 4 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.17%) GitLab
8 1 (0.083%) Redmine
8 1 (0.083%) Subversion
8 1 (0.083%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.083%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 175 (14.45%) Finance
2 91 (7.51%) Telecoms
3 72 (5.95%) Banking
4 30 (2.48%) Public Sector
5 29 (2.39%) Law
6 17 (1.40%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.32%) Legal
8 15 (1.24%) Retail
9 13 (1.07%) Marketing
10 11 (0.91%) Military
11 10 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.66%) Advertising
13 7 (0.58%) Back Office
13 7 (0.58%) French Language
13 7 (0.58%) German Language
13 7 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
13 7 (0.58%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.41%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 526 (43.44%) Network Engineer
2 183 (15.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 143 (11.81%) Consultant
4 95 (7.84%) Architect
5 89 (7.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 76 (6.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 73 (6.03%) Security Engineer
8 66 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 62 (5.12%) Analyst
10 61 (5.04%) Support Engineer
11 56 (4.62%) IP Engineer
12 47 (3.88%) IP Network Engineer
13 43 (3.55%) Network Security Engineer
14 40 (3.30%) IT Engineer
15 38 (3.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 38 (3.14%) Network Architect
15 38 (3.14%) Security Analyst
16 34 (2.81%) NOC Engineer
17 28 (2.31%) Network Support
18 26 (2.15%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (7.43%) OAuth
1 90 (7.43%) OpenID
1 90 (7.43%) SAML
2 35 (2.89%) SailPoint
3 31 (2.56%) 802.1X
4 21 (1.73%) Node.js
5 20 (1.65%) React
6 13 (1.07%) XMPP
7 12 (0.99%) Web Services
8 9 (0.74%) YAML
9 8 (0.66%) LDAP
10 7 (0.58%) OAuth2
11 3 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (0.25%) REST
12 2 (0.17%) JSON
12 2 (0.17%) LAPP Stack
12 2 (0.17%) X-Windows
13 1 (0.083%) Elastic Stack
13 1 (0.083%) Itk
13 1 (0.083%) ONVIF
Miscellaneous
1 224 (18.50%) Data Centre
2 77 (6.36%) Management Information System
3 76 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
5 34 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (2.73%) Public Cloud
7 27 (2.23%) Cloud Native
8 25 (2.06%) Private Cloud
9 21 (1.73%) Cybercrime
10 18 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 17 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
13 13 (1.07%) Driving Licence
13 13 (1.07%) PKI
14 9 (0.74%) BYOD
14 9 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 9 (0.74%) Handset
15 7 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 197 (16.27%) Windows
2 171 (14.12%) Linux
3 99 (8.18%) Windows Server
4 36 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (2.89%) Unix
6 26 (2.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 23 (1.90%) Mac OS X
7 23 (1.90%) Windows 10
8 13 (1.07%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.83%) Solaris
11 8 (0.66%) CentOS
11 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (0.58%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.58%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.41%) VyOS
15 4 (0.33%) SUSE
16 3 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (17.01%) Information Security
2 201 (16.60%) ITIL
3 126 (10.40%) Cybersecurity
4 118 (9.74%) Identity Access Management
5 117 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
6 108 (8.92%) Security Architecture
7 96 (7.93%) Network Monitoring
8 95 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 90 (7.43%) Network Design
10 86 (7.10%) DevOps
11 71 (5.86%) Computer Science
12 61 (5.04%) Presales
12 61 (5.04%) Project Delivery
13 60 (4.95%) Project Management
14 57 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
14 57 (4.71%) Load Balancing
15 55 (4.54%) Customer Requirements
15 55 (4.54%) Mentoring
16 54 (4.46%) Network Virtualisation
16 54 (4.46%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 96 (7.93%) Python
2 51 (4.21%) PowerShell
2 51 (4.21%) SQL
3 21 (1.73%) JavaScript
4 12 (0.99%) C
5 11 (0.91%) Shell Script
6 7 (0.58%) C++
7 6 (0.50%) Perl
8 4 (0.33%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.25%) VBScript
10 2 (0.17%) Java
10 2 (0.17%) PHP
10 2 (0.17%) Ruby
11 1 (0.083%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.083%) C-shell
11 1 (0.083%) Korn
11 1 (0.083%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 744 (61.44%) CCNA
2 659 (54.42%) CCNP
3 223 (18.41%) CISSP
4 182 (15.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 165 (13.63%) Degree
6 148 (12.22%) CCIE
7 122 (10.07%) MCSE
8 108 (8.92%) Security Cleared
9 95 (7.84%) SC Cleared
10 93 (7.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 78 (6.44%) JNCIA
12 72 (5.95%) CISM
13 61 (5.04%) MCSA
13 61 (5.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 57 (4.71%) CCDP
15 56 (4.62%) CCSP
16 50 (4.13%) JNCIS
17 42 (3.47%) MCP
18 33 (2.73%) CISA
19 27 (2.23%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (11.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (5.20%) SLA
3 38 (3.14%) NIST
4 32 (2.64%) GDPR
5 27 (2.23%) PCI DSS
6 16 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (1.16%) COBIT
8 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.33%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.17%) NCSC
10 2 (0.17%) PMO
10 2 (0.17%) QA
11 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.083%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 172 (14.20%) Active Directory
2 164 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 41 (3.39%) Docker
5 29 (2.39%) vSphere
6 26 (2.15%) VMware Server
7 24 (1.98%) VMware NSX
8 13 (1.07%) XenApp
9 12 (0.99%) Firmware
9 12 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.83%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.25%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.083%) LXC
14 1 (0.083%) zsh
Systems Management
1 68 (5.62%) Ansible
2 46 (3.80%) Kubernetes
3 42 (3.47%) FortiGate
4 38 (3.14%) Puppet
5 37 (3.06%) Cisco CUCM
6 36 (2.97%) Nagios
7 35 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
8 33 (2.73%) Terraform
9 32 (2.64%) SCCM
10 28 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
12 21 (1.73%) Nessus
13 20 (1.65%) Grafana
14 19 (1.57%) vCenter Server
15 15 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
16 12 (0.99%) CSIRT
17 9 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
18 8 (0.66%) Nexpose
19 7 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
19 7 (0.58%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 740 (61.11%) Cisco
2 290 (23.95%) Microsoft
3 280 (23.12%) VMware
4 168 (13.87%) Juniper
5 167 (13.79%) CheckPoint
6 158 (13.05%) Palo Alto
7 100 (8.26%) F5
8 89 (7.35%) Meraki
9 86 (7.10%) Fortinet
10 79 (6.52%) SolarWinds
11 63 (5.20%) Citrix
12 59 (4.87%) ForgeRock
13 50 (4.13%) HP
14 46 (3.80%) Splunk
15 39 (3.22%) Avaya
16 36 (2.97%) CyberArk
17 33 (2.73%) Brocade
18 31 (2.56%) Riverbed
19 30 (2.48%) Google
20 29 (2.39%) Aruba