Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 129 93
Rank change year-on-year -27 -36 +1
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 3,693 4,578 5,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.19% 2.60% 3.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.24% 10.59% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,976 4,006 5,230
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%

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 39,972 43,225 53,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.65% 24.52% 26.94%
Number of salaries quoted 29,732 33,183 42,889
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -26 3,453 £47,500 +5.56% 412
UK excluding London -37 2,227 £45,000 - 301
London -15 1,338 £55,000 +4.76% 132
South East -57 717 £49,969 +11.04% 73
North of England -37 481 £42,500 - 79
Midlands -3 376 £45,000 - 63
East of England -9 305 £45,000 - 39
North West -16 295 £43,876 +3.24% 42
South West +30 272 £42,500 +4.29% 26
West Midlands -10 245 £52,500 +16.67% 39
Yorkshire -38 171 £42,500 -5.56% 31
East Midlands +11 135 £40,000 -9.09% 23
Scotland -15 81 £42,500 -17.48% 14
Wales -13 33 £47,500 +26.67% 7
North East -27 15 £47,500 +24.18% 6
Channel Islands -4 4 £29,500 -52.80%
Northern Ireland -6 4 £35,000 +16.67%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2,833 (76.71%) Cisco
2 2,178 (58.98%) CCNP
3 2,167 (58.68%) CCNA
4 1,863 (50.45%) Firewall
5 1,297 (35.12%) WAN
6 1,014 (27.46%) LAN
7 940 (25.45%) VMware
8 898 (24.32%) Windows
9 843 (22.83%) Wireless
10 832 (22.53%) Microsoft
11 828 (22.42%) Data Centre
12 803 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
13 756 (20.47%) ITIL
14 747 (20.23%) VPN
15 716 (19.39%) MPLS
16 715 (19.36%) Juniper
17 701 (18.98%) CCIE
18 695 (18.82%) BGP
19 668 (18.09%) F5
20 658 (17.82%) CheckPoint
21 639 (17.30%) OSPF
22 616 (16.68%) Network Security
23 610 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
24 604 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
25 574 (15.54%) Active Directory
25 574 (15.54%) Linux
26 529 (14.32%) Microsoft Certification
27 522 (14.13%) Degree
28 487 (13.19%) Finance
29 485 (13.13%) 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
1 201 (5.44%) MS Exchange
2 92 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 82 (2.22%) Skype for Business
4 60 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 51 (1.38%) IIS
7 42 (1.14%) Apache Pig
8 27 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 26 (0.70%) Apache
9 26 (0.70%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.14%) Joomla!
12 5 (0.14%) WordPress
13 4 (0.11%) SAS
13 4 (0.11%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.081%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.081%) CMS
14 3 (0.081%) Confluence
14 3 (0.081%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 160 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
2 116 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 40 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 34 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.027%) CATIA
7 1 (0.027%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 5 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.054%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.027%) assyst
5 1 (0.027%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.027%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 362 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 327 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
3 271 (7.34%) Office 365
4 51 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (1.03%) SaaS
6 29 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (0.70%) IaaS
8 21 (0.57%) PaaS
9 12 (0.32%) Mimecast
10 11 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.16%) G Suite
14 4 (0.11%) Akamai
15 3 (0.081%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.081%) SoftLayer
16 2 (0.054%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.054%) Azure Active Directory
16 2 (0.054%) OneDrive
16 2 (0.054%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 1,863 (50.45%) Firewall
2 1,297 (35.12%) WAN
3 1,014 (27.46%) LAN
4 843 (22.83%) Wireless
5 803 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
6 747 (20.23%) VPN
7 716 (19.39%) MPLS
8 695 (18.82%) BGP
9 639 (17.30%) OSPF
10 616 (16.68%) Network Security
11 604 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
12 485 (13.13%) TCP/IP
13 404 (10.94%) DNS
14 328 (8.88%) VoIP
15 310 (8.39%) VLAN
16 293 (7.93%) DHCP
17 272 (7.37%) Cisco IOS
18 249 (6.74%) Cisco Wireless
19 248 (6.72%) Wi-Fi
20 244 (6.61%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 89 (2.41%) Big Data
3 67 (1.81%) MySQL
4 45 (1.22%) Hadoop
5 42 (1.14%) Apache Hive
6 17 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.22%) Cognos Impromptu
9 8 (0.22%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (0.16%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.11%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.11%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.11%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.11%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.081%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 121 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 63 (1.71%) JIRA
3 53 (1.44%) Git (software)
4 50 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 48 (1.30%) Selenium
6 40 (1.08%) Bitbucket
6 40 (1.08%) CodeSonar
6 40 (1.08%) git-flow
6 40 (1.08%) Robot Framework
7 32 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (0.38%) TeamCity
9 12 (0.32%) Redmine
10 10 (0.27%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.11%) GitLab
12 4 (0.11%) Metasploit
13 3 (0.081%) Vagrant
14 1 (0.027%) AutoIt
14 1 (0.027%) Rational DOORS
14 1 (0.027%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 487 (13.19%) Finance
2 342 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 308 (8.34%) Retail
4 181 (4.90%) Banking
5 86 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 64 (1.73%) Law
7 61 (1.65%) German Language
8 60 (1.62%) Italian Language
9 58 (1.57%) Advertising
10 52 (1.41%) Legal
11 48 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 35 (0.95%) French Language
13 34 (0.92%) Games
13 34 (0.92%) Marketing
14 24 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 22 (0.60%) Investment Banking
16 18 (0.49%) Back Office
16 18 (0.49%) Spanish Language
17 13 (0.35%) Aerospace
18 11 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,505 (40.75%) Network Engineer
2 421 (11.40%) Cisco Engineer
3 385 (10.43%) Architect
4 359 (9.72%) Senior Network Engineer
5 346 (9.37%) Analyst
6 322 (8.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 283 (7.66%) Security Engineer
8 259 (7.01%) Support Engineer
9 233 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 226 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
11 205 (5.55%) Consultant
12 202 (5.47%) Network Security Engineer
13 144 (3.90%) Security Architect
14 134 (3.63%) Network Architect
15 124 (3.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 116 (3.14%) Project Engineer
17 111 (3.01%) Network Analyst
18 109 (2.95%) IT Engineer
18 109 (2.95%) Network Support
19 104 (2.82%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (2.63%) 802.1X
2 56 (1.52%) LAMP
3 50 (1.35%) .NET
4 46 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
5 45 (1.22%) Java EE
6 43 (1.16%) SOAP
6 43 (1.16%) STL
7 42 (1.14%) REST
8 40 (1.08%) .NET Framework
8 40 (1.08%) ASP.NET
8 40 (1.08%) Django
8 40 (1.08%) Node.js
8 40 (1.08%) Spring MVC
9 29 (0.79%) XMPP
10 26 (0.70%) LDAP
11 21 (0.57%) Web Services
12 15 (0.41%) Flash
13 14 (0.38%) JSON
14 9 (0.24%) HTML
15 7 (0.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 828 (22.42%) Data Centre
2 297 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 227 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
4 192 (5.20%) Computer Science
5 141 (3.82%) Management Information System
6 89 (2.41%) Driving Licence
7 85 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
8 64 (1.73%) PKI
9 62 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 61 (1.65%) Public Cloud
11 60 (1.62%) NHS
12 47 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
13 43 (1.16%) Fintech
14 40 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
15 39 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 37 (1.00%) Private Cloud
17 33 (0.89%) Hedge funds
18 29 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
18 29 (0.79%) Virtual Team
19 28 (0.76%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 898 (24.32%) Windows
2 574 (15.54%) Linux
3 453 (12.27%) Windows Server
4 204 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 167 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 131 (3.55%) Unix
7 79 (2.14%) Windows 7
8 64 (1.73%) Android
9 61 (1.65%) Mac OS X
10 54 (1.46%) Windows 10
11 49 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 44 (1.19%) CentOS
13 43 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 43 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 39 (1.06%) Windows 8
15 29 (0.79%) Windows XP
16 19 (0.51%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.35%) FreeBSD
17 13 (0.35%) Solaris
18 12 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 756 (20.47%) ITIL
2 398 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
3 388 (10.51%) Presales
4 322 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 313 (8.48%) Network Design
6 304 (8.23%) Load Balancing
7 296 (8.02%) Cybersecurity
8 290 (7.85%) Information Security
9 282 (7.64%) SIEM
10 278 (7.53%) Network Monitoring
11 273 (7.39%) Incident Management
12 272 (7.37%) Network Management
13 203 (5.50%) Service Delivery
14 197 (5.33%) Service Management
15 195 (5.28%) Change Management
16 184 (4.98%) Root Cause Analysis
17 176 (4.77%) Project Management
18 173 (4.68%) Kalman Filter
19 162 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
20 159 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 262 (7.09%) Python
2 169 (4.58%) PowerShell
3 136 (3.68%) C
4 115 (3.11%) SQL
5 101 (2.73%) Bash Shell
6 75 (2.03%) C#
7 61 (1.65%) Java
8 60 (1.62%) PHP
9 56 (1.52%) Perl
10 55 (1.49%) JavaScript
11 50 (1.35%) C++
12 43 (1.16%) Objective-C
13 31 (0.84%) VBA
14 15 (0.41%) VBScript
15 13 (0.35%) Ruby
16 12 (0.32%) Korn
17 11 (0.30%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.24%) R
19 7 (0.19%) T-SQL
19 7 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,178 (58.98%) CCNP
2 2,167 (58.68%) CCNA
3 701 (18.98%) CCIE
4 529 (14.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 522 (14.13%) Degree
6 425 (11.51%) MCSE
7 392 (10.61%) CISSP
8 355 (9.61%) Security Cleared
9 245 (6.63%) CCDP
10 228 (6.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 199 (5.39%) SC Cleared
12 169 (4.58%) CCSP
13 156 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
13 156 (4.22%) MCSA
14 153 (4.14%) DV Cleared
15 141 (3.82%) Network+ Certification
16 135 (3.66%) SSCP
17 134 (3.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 133 (3.60%) SANS
19 115 (3.11%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (8.34%) SLA
2 179 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 77 (2.09%) PCI DSS
4 70 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
5 57 (1.54%) GDPR
6 31 (0.84%) QA
7 29 (0.79%) PMO
8 24 (0.65%) COBIT
9 11 (0.30%) GPG13
10 10 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
11 9 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 9 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.16%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.054%) COSO
15 2 (0.054%) GCP
15 2 (0.054%) ISO 14001
16 1 (0.027%) HIPAA
System Software
1 610 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 574 (15.54%) Active Directory
3 216 (5.85%) Hyper-V
4 126 (3.41%) vSphere
5 112 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
6 80 (2.17%) XenApp
7 63 (1.71%) Docker
7 63 (1.71%) VMware NSX
8 56 (1.52%) Firmware
9 39 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
9 39 (1.06%) XenDesktop
10 27 (0.73%) VMware Server
11 25 (0.68%) ProxySG
12 24 (0.65%) Terminal Services
13 21 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
14 20 (0.54%) NFS
14 20 (0.54%) vCloud
15 19 (0.51%) Samba
15 19 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
16 17 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 165 (4.47%) Cisco Prime
2 149 (4.03%) Nagios
3 139 (3.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 108 (2.92%) Puppet
5 88 (2.38%) SCCM
6 57 (1.54%) Ansible
7 54 (1.46%) Cisco LMS
7 54 (1.46%) Opsview
7 54 (1.46%) QRadar
8 52 (1.41%) Stealthwatch
9 51 (1.38%) FortiGate
10 46 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
11 45 (1.22%) vCenter Server
12 44 (1.19%) Cacti
13 43 (1.16%) Salt
14 40 (1.08%) RSA Security Analytics
15 39 (1.06%) SCOM
15 39 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
16 24 (0.65%) Nessus
17 23 (0.62%) CASB
Vendors
1 2,833 (76.71%) Cisco
2 940 (25.45%) VMware
3 832 (22.53%) Microsoft
4 715 (19.36%) Juniper
5 668 (18.09%) F5
6 658 (17.82%) CheckPoint
7 412 (11.16%) SolarWinds
8 375 (10.15%) Palo Alto
9 310 (8.39%) HP
10 275 (7.45%) Fortinet
11 269 (7.28%) Citrix
12 254 (6.88%) Meraki
13 172 (4.66%) NetApp
14 165 (4.47%) Dell
15 162 (4.39%) EMC
16 133 (3.60%) Splunk
17 105 (2.84%) Red Hat
18 103 (2.79%) Blue Coat
19 93 (2.52%) Riverbed
20 79 (2.14%) Symantec