Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 91 92
Rank change year-on-year -35 +1 +31
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 4587 5978 6821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.61% 3.03% 3.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.69% 11.31% 11.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4015 5229 5697
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,486 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.92% -6.67% +12.50%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42913 52851 59740
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.43% 26.81% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 32997 42707 47419
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,091 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.97% +5.23% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -34 4344 £45,000 - 220
UK excluding London -22 2874 £44,486 +5.92% 148
London -32 1614 £52,500 -4.55% 80
South East -19 1064 £45,000 - 40
North of England +20 695 £42,500 +10.39% 46
Midlands -11 411 £45,000 +11.11% 27
North West +39 374 £42,500 +11.84% 23
East of England -13 366 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Yorkshire +9 296 £45,000 +12.50% 23
West Midlands -11 296 £45,000 +5.88% 19
South West -56 231 £41,750 +12.84% 12
East Midlands +15 116 £44,000 +17.33% 8
Scotland -26 87 £51,500 +29.15% 7
Wales -27 54 £37,500 +1.35% 1
North East -12 25 £38,250 +35.40%
Northern Ireland -5 11 £30,000 -25.00%
Channel Islands +6 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3475 (75.76%) Cisco
2 2725 (59.41%) CCNP
3 2708 (59.04%) CCNA
4 2488 (54.24%) Firewall
5 1543 (33.64%) WAN
6 1356 (29.56%) Windows
7 1271 (27.71%) LAN
8 1114 (24.29%) VMware
9 1059 (23.09%) Juniper
10 1054 (22.98%) BGP
11 1043 (22.74%) Microsoft
12 1034 (22.54%) VPN
13 1028 (22.41%) ITIL
14 1000 (21.80%) MPLS
15 961 (20.95%) Cisco ASA
16 954 (20.80%) Data Centre
17 920 (20.06%) OSPF
18 894 (19.49%) Wireless
19 817 (17.81%) CCIE
20 810 (17.66%) CheckPoint
21 791 (17.24%) Active Directory
22 770 (16.79%) DNS
23 768 (16.74%) Network Security
24 739 (16.11%) Linux
25 727 (15.85%) Windows Server
26 706 (15.39%) VMware Infrastructure
27 695 (15.15%) F5
28 691 (15.06%) Cisco Nexus
29 677 (14.76%) Microsoft Certification
30 670 (14.61%) 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
1 395 (8.61%) MS Exchange
2 228 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 105 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 76 (1.66%) Skype for Business
5 59 (1.29%) IIS
6 58 (1.26%) SharePoint
7 36 (0.78%) Apache
8 32 (0.70%) CMS
9 31 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.17%) Confluence
13 8 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.17%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.087%) JBoss
16 4 (0.087%) SAS
16 4 (0.087%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 191 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
2 107 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 45 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.065%) HipChat
7 2 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 29 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.15%) WebTrends
3 6 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.11%) Magento
5 4 (0.087%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.065%) Workfront
7 2 (0.044%) BASE24
8 1 (0.022%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.022%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.022%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 320 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 297 (6.47%) Office 365
3 233 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (1.31%) SaaS
5 52 (1.13%) G Suite
6 50 (1.09%) IaaS
7 28 (0.61%) PaaS
8 27 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 19 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
12 7 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.15%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.087%) Amazon ELB
16 3 (0.065%) Akamai
16 3 (0.065%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 2 (0.044%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2488 (54.24%) Firewall
2 1543 (33.64%) WAN
3 1271 (27.71%) LAN
4 1054 (22.98%) BGP
5 1034 (22.54%) VPN
6 1000 (21.80%) MPLS
7 961 (20.95%) Cisco ASA
8 920 (20.06%) OSPF
9 894 (19.49%) Wireless
10 770 (16.79%) DNS
11 768 (16.74%) Network Security
12 691 (15.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 670 (14.61%) TCP/IP
14 587 (12.80%) VoIP
15 516 (11.25%) DHCP
16 467 (10.18%) VLAN
17 417 (9.09%) EIGRP
18 383 (8.35%) IPsec
19 359 (7.83%) SAN
20 335 (7.30%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 44 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (0.70%) MySQL
5 23 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 16 (0.35%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.22%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.20%) Big Data
11 8 (0.17%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.065%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.065%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.065%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.065%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.044%) Data Mining
15 2 (0.044%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 18 (0.39%) JIRA
3 13 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.15%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.13%) WinDbg
7 4 (0.087%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.087%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.065%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.065%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.065%) Redmine
9 2 (0.044%) Burp Suite
9 2 (0.044%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.044%) JMeter
9 2 (0.044%) Subversion
9 2 (0.044%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.044%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.022%) Ant
10 1 (0.022%) Introscope
10 1 (0.022%) NUnit
General
1 601 (13.10%) Finance
2 463 (10.09%) Telecoms
3 185 (4.03%) Banking
4 71 (1.55%) Retail
5 69 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 67 (1.46%) Legal
7 57 (1.24%) Law
8 53 (1.16%) Back Office
9 49 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 45 (0.98%) Investment Banking
10 45 (0.98%) Marketing
11 41 (0.89%) Electronics
12 33 (0.72%) Games
13 27 (0.59%) Advertising
14 18 (0.39%) Billing
15 16 (0.35%) Automotive
16 13 (0.28%) Digital Economy
17 12 (0.26%) Military
18 9 (0.20%) French Language
19 7 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2019 (44.02%) Network Engineer
2 760 (16.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 589 (12.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 556 (12.12%) Senior Network Engineer
5 485 (10.57%) Support Engineer
6 416 (9.07%) Analyst
7 336 (7.33%) Architect
8 327 (7.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 290 (6.32%) Consultant
10 285 (6.21%) Network Support
11 269 (5.86%) Security Engineer
12 262 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 203 (4.43%) Network Security Engineer
13 203 (4.43%) Network Support Engineer
14 199 (4.34%) Network Analyst
15 192 (4.19%) Network Architect
15 192 (4.19%) Senior Cisco Engineer
16 185 (4.03%) IT Engineer
17 159 (3.47%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
18 155 (3.38%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (2.38%) 802.1X
2 88 (1.92%) XMPP
3 53 (1.16%) CSS
4 52 (1.13%) Web Services
5 27 (0.59%) HTML
6 14 (0.31%) REST
7 13 (0.28%) .NET
7 13 (0.28%) Middleware
8 12 (0.26%) RESTful
9 10 (0.22%) RFC 2547
9 10 (0.22%) XML
10 9 (0.20%) LAMP
11 7 (0.15%) Regular Expression
12 6 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (0.13%) HTML5
12 6 (0.13%) jQuery
12 6 (0.13%) WAP
13 5 (0.11%) ADSI
13 5 (0.11%) JSON
13 5 (0.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 954 (20.80%) Data Centre
2 249 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 232 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 157 (3.42%) Driving Licence
5 137 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 84 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
7 65 (1.42%) PKI
8 63 (1.37%) Clustering
9 59 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 50 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
11 43 (0.94%) Hedge funds
12 39 (0.85%) iPad
13 38 (0.83%) Replication
14 37 (0.81%) Virtual Team
15 34 (0.74%) CESG
16 30 (0.65%) FlexPod
17 27 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
17 27 (0.59%) Public Cloud
18 24 (0.52%) Fintech
19 18 (0.39%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1356 (29.56%) Windows
2 739 (16.11%) Linux
3 727 (15.85%) Windows Server
4 463 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 354 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 191 (4.16%) Unix
7 186 (4.05%) Windows 7
8 150 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 111 (2.42%) Windows 10
10 86 (1.87%) Windows XP
11 73 (1.59%) CentOS
12 67 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 57 (1.24%) Windows 8
14 49 (1.07%) Ubuntu
15 35 (0.76%) Debian
16 32 (0.70%) Mac OS X
17 27 (0.59%) Solaris
18 20 (0.44%) AIX
18 20 (0.44%) Android
19 17 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1028 (22.41%) ITIL
2 461 (10.05%) Load Balancing
3 456 (9.94%) Network Design
4 349 (7.61%) Network Management
5 329 (7.17%) Presales
6 274 (5.97%) Information Security
7 253 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
8 251 (5.47%) Project Management
9 225 (4.91%) Change Management
10 224 (4.88%) High Availability
11 217 (4.73%) Mentoring
12 193 (4.21%) Service Delivery
13 186 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
14 174 (3.79%) Root Cause Analysis
14 174 (3.79%) Time Management
15 166 (3.62%) Service Management
16 164 (3.58%) Kalman Filter
17 148 (3.23%) Migration
18 145 (3.16%) Change Control
19 141 (3.07%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 206 (4.49%) SQL
2 203 (4.43%) Python
3 143 (3.12%) PowerShell
4 103 (2.25%) Perl
5 99 (2.16%) Bash Shell
6 67 (1.46%) C
7 57 (1.24%) Shell Script
8 34 (0.74%) Java
9 26 (0.57%) JavaScript
10 25 (0.55%) PHP
11 24 (0.52%) VBScript
12 17 (0.37%) Ruby
12 17 (0.37%) VB
13 13 (0.28%) R
14 11 (0.24%) C#
14 11 (0.24%) C++
15 10 (0.22%) Erlang
16 4 (0.087%) Tcl
17 3 (0.065%) Korn
18 2 (0.044%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 2725 (59.41%) CCNP
2 2708 (59.04%) CCNA
3 817 (17.81%) CCIE
4 677 (14.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 516 (11.25%) MCSE
6 476 (10.38%) Degree
7 351 (7.65%) Security Cleared
8 344 (7.50%) CISSP
9 268 (5.84%) SC Cleared
10 257 (5.60%) MCSA
11 244 (5.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 239 (5.21%) MCP
13 213 (4.64%) CCDP
14 209 (4.56%) JNCIP
15 176 (3.84%) CCSE
16 154 (3.36%) CCSP
17 151 (3.29%) JNCIA
18 149 (3.25%) CISM
19 147 (3.20%) JNCIS
20 142 (3.10%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 342 (7.46%) SLA
2 192 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 165 (3.60%) PCI DSS
4 42 (0.92%) QA
5 39 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 21 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 19 (0.41%) GDPR
8 17 (0.37%) COBIT
9 12 (0.26%) PMO
10 11 (0.24%) GPG13
11 10 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.087%) Def Stans
15 4 (0.087%) HIPAA
16 2 (0.044%) BS25999
16 2 (0.044%) GCP
17 1 (0.022%) NIST 800
System Software
1 791 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 706 (15.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 375 (8.18%) Hyper-V
4 135 (2.94%) vSphere
5 100 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
6 90 (1.96%) XenApp
7 57 (1.24%) Terminal Services
8 37 (0.81%) VMware NSX
9 32 (0.70%) ProxySG
9 32 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
10 27 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (0.57%) KVM
12 23 (0.50%) Firmware
12 23 (0.50%) XenDesktop
13 22 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
14 18 (0.39%) Snort
15 17 (0.37%) ISA Server
15 17 (0.37%) XenServer
16 15 (0.33%) VMware Server
17 12 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 246 (5.36%) Cisco CUCM
2 137 (2.99%) FortiGate
3 115 (2.51%) Cisco UCCX
4 95 (2.07%) Cisco UCCE
5 91 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
5 91 (1.98%) SCCM
6 85 (1.85%) Nagios
7 68 (1.48%) Cacti
8 59 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
9 51 (1.11%) Puppet
10 47 (1.02%) Backup Exec
10 47 (1.02%) SCOM
11 44 (0.96%) vCenter Server
12 37 (0.81%) Ansible
13 30 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
14 27 (0.59%) WSUS
15 24 (0.52%) ZABBIX
16 19 (0.41%) OpenView
17 17 (0.37%) Cisco LMS
17 17 (0.37%) Opsview
Vendors
1 3475 (75.76%) Cisco
2 1114 (24.29%) VMware
3 1059 (23.09%) Juniper
4 1043 (22.74%) Microsoft
5 810 (17.66%) CheckPoint
6 695 (15.15%) F5
7 564 (12.30%) Palo Alto
8 395 (8.61%) HP
9 379 (8.26%) Citrix
10 286 (6.24%) SolarWinds
11 189 (4.12%) Fortinet
12 168 (3.66%) Riverbed
13 167 (3.64%) Meraki
14 147 (3.20%) Avaya
15 139 (3.03%) Aruba
16 136 (2.96%) Red Hat
17 131 (2.86%) Blue Coat
18 130 (2.83%) Dell
19 99 (2.16%) NetApp
20 92 (2.01%) SonicWALL