Period
to 28 January 2021

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 28 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 150 145 143
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,385 2,995 3,697
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.11% 2.38% 2.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.48% 10.92% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,314 2,592 3,276
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +11.76%

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 13,215 27,420 36,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.17% 21.83% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9,612 20,703 27,066
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 28 January 2021.

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 28 January 2021. 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 -7 1,271 £52,500 - 248
UK excluding London -20 816 £45,000 -5.26% 201
London -8 482 £65,000 +8.33% 65
South East -32 243 £52,500 - 56
Work from Home -24 222 £55,000 -12.00% 30
North of England +34 208 £45,000 +5.88% 52
Midlands -9 137 £42,500 -15.00% 30
North West +47 126 £45,000 +5.88% 29
South West +24 117 £47,500 +10.47% 24
East of England +12 88 £47,500 +5.56% 21
West Midlands -4 80 £50,000 - 24
East Midlands +4 57 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Yorkshire +1 57 £43,250 -13.50% 12
North East +26 29 £40,000 +33.33% 11
Scotland +30 24 £62,500 +38.89% 9
Wales +33 7 £43,250 -13.50% 6
Northern Ireland +16 4 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, 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.

1 851 (61.44%) Cisco
2 821 (59.28%) CCNA
3 715 (51.62%) Firewall
4 694 (50.11%) CCNP
5 477 (34.44%) WAN
6 401 (28.95%) LAN
7 364 (26.28%) Microsoft
8 336 (24.26%) VMware
9 315 (22.74%) Azure
10 308 (22.24%) Network Security
11 287 (20.72%) Windows
12 253 (18.27%) ITIL
13 248 (17.91%) BGP
14 247 (17.83%) Active Directory
15 233 (16.82%) CISSP
16 227 (16.39%) Office 365
17 224 (16.17%) VPN
18 218 (15.74%) Data Centre
19 217 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
20 205 (14.80%) Wireless
21 201 (14.51%) OSPF
21 201 (14.51%) Cisco ASA
22 198 (14.30%) DNS
23 197 (14.22%) Linux
24 193 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
25 189 (13.65%) AWS
26 182 (13.14%) Juniper
26 182 (13.14%) MPLS
26 182 (13.14%) Degree
27 175 (12.64%) 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 53 (3.83%) MS Exchange
2 50 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.09%) Skype for Business
4 25 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.79%) Confluence
8 9 (0.65%) IIS
9 5 (0.36%) Apache
9 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.22%) CMS
10 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.072%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.072%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.072%) WebLogic
Applications
1 68 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.53%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.072%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 315 (22.74%) Azure
2 227 (16.39%) Office 365
3 189 (13.65%) AWS
4 53 (3.83%) IaaS
5 50 (3.61%) GCP
6 48 (3.47%) PaaS
7 41 (2.96%) SaaS
8 29 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (1.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 20 (1.44%) Route 53
10 20 (1.44%) Slack
11 13 (0.94%) OpenShift
12 12 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.79%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.58%) G Suite
16 5 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.22%) Amazon Cognito
17 3 (0.22%) Cloudflare
17 3 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 715 (51.62%) Firewall
2 477 (34.44%) WAN
3 401 (28.95%) LAN
4 308 (22.24%) Network Security
5 248 (17.91%) BGP
6 224 (16.17%) VPN
7 205 (14.80%) Wireless
8 201 (14.51%) Cisco ASA
8 201 (14.51%) OSPF
9 198 (14.30%) DNS
10 182 (13.14%) MPLS
11 163 (11.77%) TCP/IP
12 161 (11.62%) VoIP
13 154 (11.12%) VLAN
14 141 (10.18%) DHCP
15 112 (8.09%) Wi-Fi
16 109 (7.87%) Cisco Nexus
17 70 (5.05%) SAN
18 64 (4.62%) Cisco Firepower
19 61 (4.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (1.23%) Big Data
4 12 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (0.87%) NoSQL
5 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.29%) MySQL
10 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.14%) Power BI
12 1 (0.072%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.072%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (1.37%) JIRA
2 13 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 13 (0.94%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (0.51%) Metasploit
4 7 (0.51%) WebScarab
5 3 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.072%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.072%) GitLab
7 1 (0.072%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.072%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.072%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 169 (12.20%) Finance
2 128 (9.24%) Telecoms
3 70 (5.05%) Banking
4 40 (2.89%) Public Sector
5 33 (2.38%) Law
6 24 (1.73%) Marketing
7 23 (1.66%) Military
8 17 (1.23%) Legal
9 14 (1.01%) Retail
10 12 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
12 9 (0.65%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.51%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.51%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.43%) Games
15 5 (0.36%) Fire and Rescue
15 5 (0.36%) German Language
15 5 (0.36%) International Banking
15 5 (0.36%) Local Government
15 5 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 562 (40.58%) Network Engineer
2 200 (14.44%) Senior Network Engineer
3 177 (12.78%) Consultant
4 130 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 121 (8.74%) Architect
6 92 (6.64%) Security Engineer
7 88 (6.35%) Cisco Engineer
8 77 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 73 (5.27%) Analyst
10 68 (4.91%) Support Engineer
11 62 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 61 (4.40%) IT Engineer
13 53 (3.83%) Network Consultant
14 52 (3.75%) Network Architect
15 49 (3.54%) Security Consultant
16 46 (3.32%) Network Security Engineer
17 40 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
18 38 (2.74%) Team Leader
19 36 (2.60%) Cloud Consultant
20 35 (2.53%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.97%) OAuth
1 55 (3.97%) OpenID
1 55 (3.97%) SAML
2 17 (1.23%) 802.1X
3 16 (1.16%) SailPoint
4 15 (1.08%) LDAP
4 15 (1.08%) Web Services
5 13 (0.94%) Node.js
6 12 (0.87%) React
7 8 (0.58%) XMPP
8 7 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (0.51%) OAuth2
9 6 (0.43%) JSON
9 6 (0.43%) YAML
10 3 (0.22%) HTML
10 3 (0.22%) Middleware
11 2 (0.14%) .NET
11 2 (0.14%) COM
11 2 (0.14%) COM+
11 2 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 218 (15.74%) Data Centre
2 92 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (6.28%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (2.31%) Public Cloud
6 30 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 26 (1.88%) Driving Licence
8 23 (1.66%) Private Cloud
9 20 (1.44%) Cloud Native
10 17 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 15 (1.08%) Replication
12 14 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
13 12 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
14 11 (0.79%) Clustering
14 11 (0.79%) Cybercrime
15 9 (0.65%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.58%) Analytical Mindset
17 7 (0.51%) Mobile App
17 7 (0.51%) NHS
18 6 (0.43%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 287 (20.72%) Windows
2 197 (14.22%) Linux
3 175 (12.64%) Windows Server
4 48 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (3.32%) Windows 10
6 38 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (2.53%) Unix
8 33 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
9 30 (2.17%) Windows 7
10 27 (1.95%) Mac OS X
11 18 (1.30%) Ubuntu
12 17 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
13 11 (0.79%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.72%) Android
15 9 (0.65%) CentOS
15 9 (0.65%) Solaris
16 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (0.36%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (18.27%) ITIL
2 171 (12.35%) Information Security
3 169 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
4 164 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 146 (10.54%) Cybersecurity
6 114 (8.23%) Network Design
7 96 (6.93%) Presales
8 94 (6.79%) Network Monitoring
9 90 (6.50%) Security Architecture
10 88 (6.35%) DevOps
11 86 (6.21%) Identity Access Management
12 83 (5.99%) Computer Science
13 69 (4.98%) SIEM
14 64 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
14 64 (4.62%) Migration
15 62 (4.48%) ITIL V3
15 62 (4.48%) Mentoring
16 59 (4.26%) Network Virtualisation
16 59 (4.26%) Project Management
17 55 (3.97%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 88 (6.35%) Python
2 76 (5.49%) PowerShell
3 65 (4.69%) SQL
4 17 (1.23%) C
5 16 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 12 (0.87%) PHP
7 10 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.36%) R
9 4 (0.29%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.22%) C++
10 3 (0.22%) Lisp
10 3 (0.22%) VBScript
11 2 (0.14%) Java
11 2 (0.14%) Perl
11 2 (0.14%) Ruby
11 2 (0.14%) Tcl
11 2 (0.14%) VB
12 1 (0.072%) Korn
Qualifications
1 821 (59.28%) CCNA
2 694 (50.11%) CCNP
3 233 (16.82%) CISSP
4 217 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 182 (13.14%) Degree
6 171 (12.35%) CCIE
7 146 (10.54%) MCSE
8 135 (9.75%) Security Cleared
9 111 (8.01%) SC Cleared
10 96 (6.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 78 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 72 (5.20%) MCSA
13 64 (4.62%) CISM
14 60 (4.33%) JNCIA
15 59 (4.26%) CCSP
16 55 (3.97%) CCDP
17 48 (3.47%) MCP
18 46 (3.32%) CEH
19 42 (3.03%) JNCIS
20 40 (2.89%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (5.42%) SLA
3 41 (2.96%) PCI DSS
4 36 (2.60%) GDPR
5 28 (2.02%) NIST
6 27 (1.95%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.51%) COBIT
7 7 (0.51%) QA
8 6 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (0.43%) NCSC
9 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.22%) RMADS
11 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.14%) PMO
12 1 (0.072%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.072%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 247 (17.83%) Active Directory
2 193 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (6.50%) Hyper-V
4 45 (3.25%) vSphere
5 43 (3.10%) XenApp
6 36 (2.60%) VMware NSX
7 35 (2.53%) Docker
8 29 (2.09%) XenDesktop
9 25 (1.81%) Firmware
9 25 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (1.44%) VMware Server
11 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.29%) ProxySG
16 3 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
17 2 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 1 (0.072%) Xen
Systems Management
1 75 (5.42%) Ansible
2 65 (4.69%) SCCM
3 52 (3.75%) Kubernetes
4 42 (3.03%) FortiGate
5 41 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 40 (2.89%) Terraform
7 37 (2.67%) Puppet
8 30 (2.17%) Nagios
9 27 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
11 21 (1.52%) Nessus
12 19 (1.37%) vCenter Server
13 16 (1.16%) HAProxy
14 15 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
14 15 (1.08%) Grafana
15 14 (1.01%) CSIRT
16 13 (0.94%) vRealize
17 11 (0.79%) SCOM
18 9 (0.65%) Cacti
18 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 851 (61.44%) Cisco
2 364 (26.28%) Microsoft
3 336 (24.26%) VMware
4 182 (13.14%) Juniper
5 163 (11.77%) Palo Alto
6 160 (11.55%) CheckPoint
7 119 (8.59%) Meraki
8 114 (8.23%) F5
9 90 (6.50%) Citrix
10 81 (5.85%) Fortinet
10 81 (5.85%) HP
11 80 (5.78%) SolarWinds
12 44 (3.18%) Veeam
13 43 (3.10%) Dell
14 41 (2.96%) Avaya
15 40 (2.89%) Aruba
15 40 (2.89%) Blue Coat
15 40 (2.89%) Splunk
16 39 (2.82%) NetApp
17 32 (2.31%) Riverbed