Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 86 92
Rank change year-on-year -51 +6 +14
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 4423 5971 6620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.48% 3.16% 3.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.32% 12.08% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3890 5114 5691
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £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 42840 49433 59986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.03% 26.20% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 32910 39645 47913
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,775
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -50 4144 £45,000 - 140
UK excluding London -31 2853 £42,500 - 102
London -48 1473 £55,000 +4.76% 45
South East -53 910 £45,000 - 26
North of England +25 686 £38,500 +2.67% 33
Midlands -21 414 £41,000 +1.86% 19
East of England +3 383 £45,000 - 12
North West +28 332 £39,000 +2.63% 17
Yorkshire +48 319 £40,000 +5.26% 12
South West -24 310 £40,000 +8.11% 5
West Midlands -29 266 £42,500 +6.25% 11
East Midlands -8 136 £36,000 -15.29% 8
Scotland -38 117 £57,500 +48.70% 4
Wales +1 76 £40,000 -5.88% 3
North East -22 35 £24,000 +6.67% 4
Northern Ireland -13 14 £30,000 -25.00%
Channel Islands 0 1 £65,000 +18.18%

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 3396 (76.78%) Cisco
2 2621 (59.26%) CCNA
3 2416 (54.62%) CCNP
4 2267 (51.25%) Firewall
5 1472 (33.28%) WAN
6 1384 (31.29%) Windows
7 1251 (28.28%) LAN
8 1216 (27.49%) Microsoft
9 1126 (25.46%) VMware
10 1051 (23.76%) ITIL
11 971 (21.95%) BGP
12 944 (21.34%) Juniper
13 915 (20.69%) MPLS
14 913 (20.64%) VPN
15 884 (19.99%) Data Centre
16 880 (19.90%) Cisco ASA
17 861 (19.47%) OSPF
18 848 (19.17%) Wireless
19 836 (18.90%) Active Directory
20 791 (17.88%) Network Security
21 781 (17.66%) CCIE
22 762 (17.23%) Microsoft Certification
23 748 (16.91%) CheckPoint
24 715 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
25 685 (15.49%) DNS
26 682 (15.42%) Cisco Nexus
27 677 (15.31%) Finance
28 650 (14.70%) Windows Server
29 639 (14.45%) F5
30 636 (14.38%) Linux

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
1 436 (9.86%) MS Exchange
2 227 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 116 (2.62%) Skype for Business
4 95 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 87 (1.97%) IIS
6 76 (1.72%) CMS
7 66 (1.49%) SharePoint
8 49 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 39 (0.88%) Apache
10 20 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 17 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 16 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 15 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
15 12 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.20%) SAS
17 7 (0.16%) Apache Pig
17 7 (0.16%) WordPress
18 6 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 176 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 29 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.045%) HipChat
7 1 (0.023%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.25%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.23%) WebTrends
4 6 (0.14%) Magento
5 3 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.045%) BASE24
6 2 (0.045%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.045%) Workfront
7 1 (0.023%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 385 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 337 (7.62%) Office 365
3 285 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
4 82 (1.85%) SaaS
5 56 (1.27%) IaaS
6 48 (1.09%) G Suite
7 28 (0.63%) PaaS
8 26 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 24 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 24 (0.54%) Mimecast
10 21 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.27%) Sumo Logic
12 10 (0.23%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.068%) Akamai
14 3 (0.068%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.068%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.045%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.045%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2267 (51.25%) Firewall
2 1472 (33.28%) WAN
3 1251 (28.28%) LAN
4 971 (21.95%) BGP
5 915 (20.69%) MPLS
6 913 (20.64%) VPN
7 880 (19.90%) Cisco ASA
8 861 (19.47%) OSPF
9 848 (19.17%) Wireless
10 791 (17.88%) Network Security
11 685 (15.49%) DNS
12 682 (15.42%) Cisco Nexus
13 618 (13.97%) TCP/IP
14 578 (13.07%) VoIP
15 493 (11.15%) DHCP
16 459 (10.38%) EIGRP
17 435 (9.83%) VLAN
18 428 (9.68%) IPsec
19 391 (8.84%) SAN
20 373 (8.43%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (4.77%) SQL Server
2 56 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 34 (0.77%) MySQL
5 32 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 26 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 21 (0.47%) Big Data
8 20 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (0.29%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (0.20%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.18%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.16%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.11%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.090%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.068%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.068%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.068%) NoSQL
16 2 (0.045%) Azure SQL Database
16 2 (0.045%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 54 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 31 (0.70%) JIRA
3 24 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
4 16 (0.36%) Metasploit
5 12 (0.27%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.23%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.23%) Redmine
6 10 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.16%) Burp Suite
9 6 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.14%) CodeSonar
9 6 (0.14%) git-flow
9 6 (0.14%) Robot Framework
9 6 (0.14%) Selenium
10 4 (0.090%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.023%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.023%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.023%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.023%) WebDriver
General
1 677 (15.31%) Finance
2 349 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 184 (4.16%) Banking
4 82 (1.85%) Retail
5 72 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 66 (1.49%) Law
7 59 (1.33%) Legal
8 42 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 40 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 39 (0.88%) Advertising
11 38 (0.86%) Marketing
12 37 (0.84%) Back Office
12 37 (0.84%) Games
13 30 (0.68%) Electronics
14 26 (0.59%) Billing
15 14 (0.32%) French Language
16 12 (0.27%) Publishing
17 11 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.23%) Automotive
19 8 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1714 (38.75%) Network Engineer
2 612 (13.84%) Cisco Engineer
3 484 (10.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 458 (10.35%) Support Engineer
5 456 (10.31%) Senior Network Engineer
6 394 (8.91%) Analyst
7 345 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 318 (7.19%) Architect
9 281 (6.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 258 (5.83%) Network Support
11 248 (5.61%) Consultant
12 238 (5.38%) Security Engineer
13 184 (4.16%) Network Support Engineer
14 183 (4.14%) IT Engineer
15 182 (4.11%) Network Security Engineer
16 179 (4.05%) Network Architect
17 172 (3.89%) Network Analyst
18 159 (3.59%) IT Support
19 153 (3.46%) Senior Cisco Engineer
20 152 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (2.33%) XMPP
2 80 (1.81%) 802.1X
3 55 (1.24%) Web Services
4 44 (0.99%) CSS
5 33 (0.75%) HTML
6 26 (0.59%) .NET
7 14 (0.32%) LAMP
8 13 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
8 13 (0.29%) REST
8 13 (0.29%) SOAP
9 12 (0.27%) jQuery
9 12 (0.27%) RESTful
10 11 (0.25%) Entity Framework
10 11 (0.25%) Java EE
10 11 (0.25%) STL
11 10 (0.23%) Ajax
11 10 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (0.23%) SAML
11 10 (0.23%) WCF
12 8 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 884 (19.99%) Data Centre
2 239 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 214 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 167 (3.78%) Driving Licence
5 137 (3.10%) Clustering
6 117 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 92 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
8 73 (1.65%) PKI
9 57 (1.29%) Replication
10 46 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 40 (0.90%) CESG
12 39 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
13 36 (0.81%) Virtual Team
14 34 (0.77%) Client/Server
15 33 (0.75%) Eurex
15 33 (0.75%) iPad
16 31 (0.70%) Hedge funds
16 31 (0.70%) Public Cloud
16 31 (0.70%) User Experience
17 25 (0.57%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1384 (31.29%) Windows
2 650 (14.70%) Windows Server
3 636 (14.38%) Linux
4 385 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 323 (7.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 182 (4.11%) Unix
7 158 (3.57%) Windows 7
8 128 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 110 (2.49%) Windows 10
10 80 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 67 (1.51%) Windows XP
12 66 (1.49%) Windows 8
13 48 (1.09%) CentOS
14 42 (0.95%) Ubuntu
15 40 (0.90%) Mac OS X
16 38 (0.86%) Debian
17 30 (0.68%) Solaris
18 27 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
19 20 (0.45%) Android
20 16 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1051 (23.76%) ITIL
2 455 (10.29%) Load Balancing
3 424 (9.59%) Network Design
4 323 (7.30%) Network Management
5 280 (6.33%) Network Monitoring
6 269 (6.08%) Presales
7 246 (5.56%) Project Management
8 220 (4.97%) Change Management
8 220 (4.97%) Mentoring
9 218 (4.93%) Service Delivery
10 203 (4.59%) Information Security
11 199 (4.50%) Service Management
12 198 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
13 195 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
14 190 (4.30%) High Availability
15 177 (4.00%) Problem Management
16 158 (3.57%) Migration
17 156 (3.53%) Incident Management
18 145 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
19 143 (3.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 209 (4.73%) SQL
2 194 (4.39%) Python
3 167 (3.78%) PowerShell
4 97 (2.19%) Bash Shell
5 83 (1.88%) C
6 75 (1.70%) Perl
7 44 (0.99%) JavaScript
8 43 (0.97%) Java
9 36 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 33 (0.75%) C#
10 33 (0.75%) VBScript
11 24 (0.54%) PHP
12 21 (0.47%) C++
13 18 (0.41%) Erlang
14 17 (0.38%) Ruby
14 17 (0.38%) VB
15 16 (0.36%) Korn
16 11 (0.25%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.23%) R
18 6 (0.14%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 2621 (59.26%) CCNA
2 2416 (54.62%) CCNP
3 781 (17.66%) CCIE
4 762 (17.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 582 (13.16%) MCSE
6 453 (10.24%) Degree
7 359 (8.12%) Security Cleared
8 326 (7.37%) CISSP
9 303 (6.85%) MCSA
10 276 (6.24%) SC Cleared
11 235 (5.31%) Network+ Certification
12 230 (5.20%) MCP
13 224 (5.06%) A+ Certification
14 200 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 197 (4.45%) CCDP
15 197 (4.45%) JNCIP
16 176 (3.98%) CCENT
17 150 (3.39%) DV Cleared
18 146 (3.30%) CCSA
19 133 (3.01%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (8.25%) SLA
2 171 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 141 (3.19%) PCI DSS
4 56 (1.27%) QA
5 51 (1.15%) PMO
6 28 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 25 (0.57%) GDPR
8 20 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 17 (0.38%) COBIT
10 9 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.090%) Def Stans
15 3 (0.068%) HIPAA
16 2 (0.045%) BS25999
16 2 (0.045%) GPG13
16 2 (0.045%) RMADS
17 1 (0.023%) Disclosure Scotland
17 1 (0.023%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 836 (18.90%) Active Directory
2 715 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 368 (8.32%) Hyper-V
4 155 (3.50%) vSphere
5 96 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
6 85 (1.92%) XenApp
7 51 (1.15%) VMware NSX
8 44 (0.99%) Terminal Services
9 37 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (0.54%) Firmware
12 23 (0.52%) XenServer
13 20 (0.45%) XenDesktop
14 19 (0.43%) KVM
15 17 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
16 15 (0.34%) Docker
17 14 (0.32%) vCloud
18 12 (0.27%) NFS
18 12 (0.27%) ProxySG
18 12 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 220 (4.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 137 (3.10%) Cisco UCCX
3 126 (2.85%) Nagios
4 118 (2.67%) Cisco UCCE
5 106 (2.40%) FortiGate
6 105 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
6 105 (2.37%) SCCM
7 83 (1.88%) Puppet
8 76 (1.72%) Cacti
9 66 (1.49%) Ansible
10 61 (1.38%) vCenter Server
11 55 (1.24%) SolarWinds Orion
12 46 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
13 42 (0.95%) Backup Exec
14 37 (0.84%) Cisco LMS
14 37 (0.84%) Opsview
15 31 (0.70%) SCOM
16 30 (0.68%) ZABBIX
17 29 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
18 21 (0.47%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3396 (76.78%) Cisco
2 1216 (27.49%) Microsoft
3 1126 (25.46%) VMware
4 944 (21.34%) Juniper
5 748 (16.91%) CheckPoint
6 639 (14.45%) F5
7 469 (10.60%) Palo Alto
8 391 (8.84%) Citrix
9 346 (7.82%) HP
10 318 (7.19%) SolarWinds
11 159 (3.59%) Meraki
12 148 (3.35%) Fortinet
13 143 (3.23%) Dell
14 136 (3.07%) Red Hat
15 135 (3.05%) Riverbed
16 132 (2.98%) Avaya
17 112 (2.53%) Brocade
18 105 (2.37%) Aruba
19 94 (2.13%) NetApp
20 92 (2.08%) Blue Coat