Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 103 162
Rank change year-on-year -35 +59 -50
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 2,166 4,394 3,799
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.41% 3.06% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.22% 12.37% 9.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,857 3,633 3,261
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,500 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 19,304 35,520 40,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.52% 24.72% 23.70%
Number of salaries quoted 14,118 25,356 30,902
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,582
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.94% +6.15%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -30 2,045 £52,500 +5.00% 119
UK excluding London -50 1,215 £50,000 +11.11% 91
London +17 882 £62,500 +4.17% 39
South East -20 414 £52,500 -4.11% 10
North of England -83 273 £45,000 +12.50% 26
Midlands -19 167 £50,000 +11.11% 26
East of England -1 160 £50,000 +17.04% 3
Work from Home -50 160 £62,500 -3.85% 6
South West +29 141 £50,000 +6.38% 15
North West -25 129 £45,000 -14.29% 18
Yorkshire -90 97 £50,000 +33.33% 7
West Midlands -40 93 £50,000 +11.11% 21
East Midlands +33 73 £52,500 +14.75% 5
North East +7 47 £35,000 -44.00% 1
Scotland +12 40 £50,000 -20.00% 4
Wales +6 19 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Northern Ireland +15 2 £45,000 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 1,410 (65.10%) Cisco
2 1,166 (53.83%) CCNA
3 1,148 (53.00%) CCNP
4 1,051 (48.52%) Firewall
5 750 (34.63%) WAN
6 644 (29.73%) LAN
7 490 (22.62%) Microsoft
8 483 (22.30%) BGP
9 459 (21.19%) VMware
10 437 (20.18%) Data Centre
11 416 (19.21%) Wireless
12 412 (19.02%) Windows
13 408 (18.84%) MPLS
14 403 (18.61%) OSPF
15 402 (18.56%) Azure
16 392 (18.10%) VPN
17 362 (16.71%) ITIL
18 358 (16.53%) Juniper
19 338 (15.60%) Palo Alto
20 337 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
21 334 (15.42%) Network Security
22 320 (14.77%) CCIE
23 319 (14.73%) Information Security
24 301 (13.90%) Office 365
25 295 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
25 295 (13.62%) Active Directory
26 292 (13.48%) TCP/IP
27 286 (13.20%) Finance
28 283 (13.07%) CISSP
29 280 (12.93%) Cisco ASA

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 74 (3.42%) MS Exchange
2 68 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 49 (2.26%) Skype for Business
4 46 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 42 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (1.75%) IIS
7 22 (1.02%) OpenStack
8 14 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.23%) Confluence
9 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.18%) CMS
11 3 (0.14%) Apache
12 2 (0.092%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.046%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.046%) LiveLink
13 1 (0.046%) nginx
13 1 (0.046%) SAS
13 1 (0.046%) WordPress
Applications
1 104 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 29 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.092%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 5 (0.23%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.18%) assyst
2 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 402 (18.56%) Azure
2 301 (13.90%) Office 365
3 233 (10.76%) AWS
4 47 (2.17%) SaaS
5 42 (1.94%) IaaS
6 37 (1.71%) GCP
7 36 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 36 (1.66%) PaaS
8 20 (0.92%) Mimecast
9 17 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 16 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.69%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 9 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.42%) OpenShift
13 9 (0.42%) Serverless
14 8 (0.37%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 6 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1,051 (48.52%) Firewall
2 750 (34.63%) WAN
3 644 (29.73%) LAN
4 483 (22.30%) BGP
5 416 (19.21%) Wireless
6 408 (18.84%) MPLS
7 403 (18.61%) OSPF
8 392 (18.10%) VPN
9 334 (15.42%) Network Security
10 292 (13.48%) TCP/IP
11 280 (12.93%) Cisco ASA
12 244 (11.27%) VLAN
13 241 (11.13%) VoIP
14 195 (9.00%) DNS
15 188 (8.68%) Cisco Nexus
16 174 (8.03%) IPsec
17 165 (7.62%) Wi-Fi
18 157 (7.25%) DHCP
19 148 (6.83%) Internet
20 144 (6.65%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.80%) Big Data
3 16 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (0.46%) Data Lake
7 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.23%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.092%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.092%) Impala
10 2 (0.092%) MySQL
10 2 (0.092%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.092%) SQL Server 2017
11 1 (0.046%) KDB
11 1 (0.046%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.046%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.046%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 30 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 18 (0.83%) JIRA
4 17 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.32%) Metasploit
5 7 (0.32%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.23%) Burp Suite
6 5 (0.23%) Selenium
7 4 (0.18%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.18%) git-flow
7 4 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.092%) Bitbucket Server
8 2 (0.092%) WebScarab
9 1 (0.046%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.046%) MSI
9 1 (0.046%) Postman
9 1 (0.046%) Redmine
9 1 (0.046%) Subversion
9 1 (0.046%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.046%) TestLink
General
1 286 (13.20%) Finance
2 181 (8.36%) Telecoms
3 59 (2.72%) Public Sector
4 58 (2.68%) Legal
5 57 (2.63%) Banking
6 46 (2.12%) Law
7 45 (2.08%) Retail
8 23 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 18 (0.83%) Back Office
10 15 (0.69%) German Language
11 14 (0.65%) French Language
12 13 (0.60%) Advertising
12 13 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.60%) Japanese Language
13 11 (0.51%) Italian Language
14 10 (0.46%) Marketing
15 9 (0.42%) Local Government
16 8 (0.37%) Games
17 5 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 896 (41.37%) Network Engineer
2 237 (10.94%) Senior Network Engineer
3 223 (10.30%) Consultant
4 178 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 145 (6.69%) Architect
6 138 (6.37%) Cisco Engineer
7 135 (6.23%) Support Engineer
8 128 (5.91%) Security Engineer
9 107 (4.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 100 (4.62%) Analyst
11 96 (4.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 76 (3.51%) Network Consultant
13 70 (3.23%) IT Engineer
14 69 (3.19%) Security Consultant
15 67 (3.09%) Network Security Engineer
16 64 (2.95%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 60 (2.77%) Network Architect
18 55 (2.54%) NOC Engineer
19 49 (2.26%) 3rd Line Support
20 47 (2.17%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (2.82%) 802.1X
2 59 (2.72%) OAuth
2 59 (2.72%) OpenID
2 59 (2.72%) SAML
3 47 (2.17%) SailPoint
4 17 (0.78%) XMPP
5 15 (0.69%) REST
6 12 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (0.51%) Web Services
8 7 (0.32%) CSS
9 6 (0.28%) Kafka
10 5 (0.23%) RESTful
11 4 (0.18%) .NET
11 4 (0.18%) COM
11 4 (0.18%) HTML
11 4 (0.18%) jQuery
11 4 (0.18%) JSON
12 2 (0.092%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.092%) XML
12 2 (0.092%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 437 (20.18%) Data Centre
2 128 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 89 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 69 (3.19%) Public Cloud
6 48 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 37 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 37 (1.71%) Private Cloud
8 28 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 25 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
10 23 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 22 (1.02%) PKI
12 21 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
13 20 (0.92%) Replication
14 19 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
14 19 (0.88%) Wiki
15 18 (0.83%) Cybercrime
15 18 (0.83%) Mobile App
15 18 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
16 17 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 412 (19.02%) Windows
2 253 (11.68%) Linux
3 228 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 104 (4.80%) Windows 10
5 74 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (2.82%) Unix
7 59 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (2.72%) Windows Server 2016
8 35 (1.62%) Windows 7
9 33 (1.52%) Windows 8
10 32 (1.48%) Windows Server 2019
11 29 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (0.97%) CentOS
13 20 (0.92%) Ubuntu
14 16 (0.74%) Fedora
15 9 (0.42%) Kali Linux
16 7 (0.32%) Android
17 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.28%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (16.71%) ITIL
2 319 (14.73%) Information Security
3 243 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
4 219 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 199 (9.19%) Cybersecurity
6 192 (8.86%) Network Design
7 188 (8.68%) Presales
8 138 (6.37%) Load Balancing
9 120 (5.54%) SIEM
10 118 (5.45%) Mentoring
11 114 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
12 110 (5.08%) Project Delivery
13 104 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
14 102 (4.71%) Risk Management
14 102 (4.71%) Security Architecture
15 101 (4.66%) Computer Science
16 98 (4.52%) Network Management
17 91 (4.20%) Service Delivery
18 90 (4.16%) DevOps
19 89 (4.11%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 161 (7.43%) Python
2 125 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 80 (3.69%) SQL
4 58 (2.68%) Bash Shell
5 37 (1.71%) C
6 19 (0.88%) C++
7 12 (0.55%) Perl
8 9 (0.42%) PHP
9 6 (0.28%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.23%) C#
11 4 (0.18%) Ada
11 4 (0.18%) VB
11 4 (0.18%) VBScript
12 3 (0.14%) Java
12 3 (0.14%) Ruby
13 2 (0.092%) R
14 1 (0.046%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.046%) C-shell
14 1 (0.046%) Korn
14 1 (0.046%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,166 (53.83%) CCNA
2 1,148 (53.00%) CCNP
3 337 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 320 (14.77%) CCIE
5 283 (13.07%) CISSP
6 256 (11.82%) Degree
7 243 (11.22%) MCSE
8 180 (8.31%) Security Cleared
9 131 (6.05%) MCSA
10 127 (5.86%) JNCIA
11 125 (5.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 123 (5.68%) CISM
13 117 (5.40%) CCDP
14 115 (5.31%) CCSP
15 104 (4.80%) SC Cleared
16 95 (4.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 80 (3.69%) JNCIS
18 61 (2.82%) JNCIP
19 60 (2.77%) DV Cleared
20 59 (2.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (7.99%) SLA
2 156 (7.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (3.79%) GDPR
4 66 (3.05%) PCI DSS
5 49 (2.26%) NIST
6 12 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.42%) COBIT
7 9 (0.42%) QA
8 8 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.32%) NCSC
10 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.18%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.18%) PMO
12 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.092%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.046%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.046%) NIST 800
System Software
1 295 (13.62%) Active Directory
1 295 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (5.36%) Hyper-V
3 59 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
4 50 (2.31%) Docker
5 46 (2.12%) vSphere
6 43 (1.99%) VMware NSX
7 31 (1.43%) Firmware
8 23 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (0.78%) VirtualBox
10 16 (0.74%) NFS
10 16 (0.74%) Samba
10 16 (0.74%) Xen
11 10 (0.46%) XenApp
12 9 (0.42%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.18%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 124 (5.72%) Ansible
2 75 (3.46%) Kubernetes
3 70 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
4 69 (3.19%) FortiGate
5 59 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 54 (2.49%) Puppet
7 50 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
8 44 (2.03%) SCCM
9 40 (1.85%) vCenter Server
10 39 (1.80%) Terraform
11 29 (1.34%) Nagios
12 23 (1.06%) ZABBIX
13 22 (1.02%) Stealthwatch
14 21 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
15 20 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
16 18 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
17 16 (0.74%) Cisco CME
17 16 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
17 16 (0.74%) OpenNMS
18 14 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1,410 (65.10%) Cisco
2 490 (22.62%) Microsoft
3 459 (21.19%) VMware
4 358 (16.53%) Juniper
5 338 (15.60%) Palo Alto
6 239 (11.03%) CheckPoint
7 203 (9.37%) Meraki
8 179 (8.26%) F5
9 146 (6.74%) SolarWinds
10 130 (6.00%) HP
11 129 (5.96%) Citrix
12 101 (4.66%) Fortinet
13 60 (2.77%) CyberArk
14 54 (2.49%) Dell
15 52 (2.40%) ForgeRock
16 47 (2.17%) Brocade
17 45 (2.08%) Aruba
18 44 (2.03%) Sophos
19 43 (1.99%) NetApp
20 40 (1.85%) Veeam