Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 121 93 158
Rank change year-on-year -28 +65 -26
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,605 4,664 3,700
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.58% 3.29% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.73% 13.76% 9.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,366 3,630 3,165
Median annual salary £53,625 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 13,687 33,895 40,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.04% 23.89% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 9,906 24,551 29,939
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,650 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 15 August 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 15 August 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 1,486 £53,750 +13.16% 179
UK excluding London -44 892 £50,000 +11.11% 133
London +34 646 £65,000 +8.33% 53
South East -29 272 £52,500 - 36
North of England -85 210 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Work from Home -16 147 £55,000 -15.38% 13
Midlands -8 141 £49,250 +3.68% 37
East of England -9 114 £50,000 +11.11% 10
North West +15 108 £50,000 +2.56% 16
South West +19 100 £48,606 +3.84% 19
West Midlands -18 95 £45,000 -10.00% 28
Yorkshire -91 71 £46,500 +16.25% 5
East Midlands +21 46 £52,500 +23.53% 9
Scotland +47 39 £50,000 -13.04% 5
North East +6 31 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Wales +30 16 £45,000 +45.16% 2
Northern Ireland +22 1 £50,000 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 1,035 (64.49%) Cisco
2 913 (56.88%) CCNA
3 871 (54.27%) CCNP
4 714 (44.49%) Firewall
5 563 (35.08%) WAN
6 487 (30.34%) LAN
7 371 (23.12%) Microsoft
8 363 (22.62%) BGP
9 346 (21.56%) VMware
10 342 (21.31%) Data Centre
11 318 (19.81%) Wireless
12 315 (19.63%) Azure
13 311 (19.38%) MPLS
14 299 (18.63%) VPN
15 289 (18.01%) OSPF
16 266 (16.57%) Windows
17 262 (16.32%) ITIL
18 251 (15.64%) Juniper
19 248 (15.45%) CCIE
20 245 (15.26%) Microsoft Certification
21 243 (15.14%) Network Security
22 241 (15.02%) Palo Alto
23 235 (14.64%) Information Security
24 222 (13.83%) AWS
25 221 (13.77%) Finance
26 212 (13.21%) CISSP
26 212 (13.21%) Office 365
27 206 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
28 203 (12.65%) Cisco ASA
29 199 (12.40%) Degree

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 48 (2.99%) Skype for Business
2 39 (2.43%) MS Exchange
3 27 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (1.25%) IIS
5 18 (1.12%) OpenStack
6 15 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 14 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.37%) CMS
9 4 (0.25%) Confluence
9 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.12%) Apache
10 2 (0.12%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.12%) WordPress
11 1 (0.062%) Drupal
11 1 (0.062%) nginx
Applications
1 82 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (3.05%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.062%) assyst
2 1 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 315 (19.63%) Azure
2 222 (13.83%) AWS
3 212 (13.21%) Office 365
4 54 (3.36%) GCP
5 42 (2.62%) IaaS
6 40 (2.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 38 (2.37%) SaaS
8 37 (2.31%) PaaS
9 15 (0.93%) Slack
10 14 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (0.81%) Route 53
12 12 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (0.75%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.75%) Mimecast
13 11 (0.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 9 (0.56%) Serverless
15 7 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.44%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 714 (44.49%) Firewall
2 563 (35.08%) WAN
3 487 (30.34%) LAN
4 363 (22.62%) BGP
5 318 (19.81%) Wireless
6 311 (19.38%) MPLS
7 299 (18.63%) VPN
8 289 (18.01%) OSPF
9 243 (15.14%) Network Security
10 203 (12.65%) Cisco ASA
11 197 (12.27%) VoIP
12 185 (11.53%) TCP/IP
13 184 (11.46%) VLAN
14 149 (9.28%) Wi-Fi
15 139 (8.66%) DNS
16 136 (8.47%) Cisco Nexus
17 122 (7.60%) Internet
18 113 (7.04%) IPsec
19 104 (6.48%) DHCP
20 93 (5.79%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 15 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
3 14 (0.87%) Big Data
4 13 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (0.81%) NoSQL
5 9 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.37%) Data Lake
8 5 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.12%) MySQL
11 1 (0.062%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.062%) Kdb+
11 1 (0.062%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.062%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.062%) Power BI
11 1 (0.062%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.062%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.062%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 30 (1.87%) Git (software)
2 25 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (0.56%) JIRA
5 6 (0.37%) Selenium
5 6 (0.37%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.31%) Metasploit
6 5 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.25%) WebScarab
8 2 (0.12%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.062%) GitLab
9 1 (0.062%) MSI
9 1 (0.062%) Redmine
9 1 (0.062%) Subversion
9 1 (0.062%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 221 (13.77%) Finance
2 124 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.99%) Banking
4 42 (2.62%) Law
5 39 (2.43%) Public Sector
6 29 (1.81%) Legal
7 27 (1.68%) Retail
8 21 (1.31%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.06%) Back Office
10 17 (1.06%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.75%) German Language
12 10 (0.62%) Advertising
12 10 (0.62%) Military
13 9 (0.56%) Italian Language
13 9 (0.56%) Marketing
14 7 (0.44%) French Language
14 7 (0.44%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.37%) Games
15 6 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 673 (41.93%) Network Engineer
2 189 (11.78%) Senior Network Engineer
3 170 (10.59%) Consultant
4 130 (8.10%) Architect
5 102 (6.36%) Cisco Engineer
6 95 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 94 (5.86%) Security Engineer
8 93 (5.79%) Support Engineer
9 80 (4.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 77 (4.80%) Analyst
11 65 (4.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 60 (3.74%) IP Engineer
13 58 (3.61%) Network Architect
14 55 (3.43%) IT Engineer
15 45 (2.80%) NOC Engineer
16 42 (2.62%) Network Security Engineer
17 41 (2.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 41 (2.55%) Network Support
18 40 (2.49%) IP Network Engineer
18 40 (2.49%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (4.61%) OAuth
1 74 (4.61%) OpenID
1 74 (4.61%) SAML
2 53 (3.30%) 802.1X
3 40 (2.49%) SailPoint
4 23 (1.43%) XMPP
5 14 (0.87%) Web Services
6 12 (0.75%) Node.js
6 12 (0.75%) React
6 12 (0.75%) REST
7 5 (0.31%) CSS
7 5 (0.31%) YAML
8 4 (0.25%) COM
8 4 (0.25%) LDAP
8 4 (0.25%) OAuth2
9 3 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.12%) HTML
10 2 (0.12%) Kafka
10 2 (0.12%) XML
10 2 (0.12%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 342 (21.31%) Data Centre
2 84 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 56 (3.49%) Public Cloud
5 54 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 31 (1.93%) Private Cloud
8 30 (1.87%) Driving Licence
9 26 (1.62%) Cybercrime
10 23 (1.43%) Cloud Native
10 23 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
11 20 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 16 (1.00%) PKI
13 16 (1.00%) Virtual Team
14 14 (0.87%) Clustering
15 13 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
16 12 (0.75%) BYOD
16 12 (0.75%) NHS
17 11 (0.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 266 (16.57%) Windows
2 197 (12.27%) Linux
3 131 (8.16%) Windows Server
4 54 (3.36%) Unix
5 51 (3.18%) Windows 10
6 50 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (2.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (1.37%) Windows 7
10 20 (1.25%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.81%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
13 8 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.50%) Solaris
14 7 (0.44%) CentOS
15 6 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.37%) VyOS
16 5 (0.31%) Android
16 5 (0.31%) SUSE
17 4 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (16.32%) ITIL
2 235 (14.64%) Information Security
3 157 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
4 141 (8.79%) Network Design
5 134 (8.35%) Presales
6 132 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 129 (8.04%) Cybersecurity
8 101 (6.29%) Security Architecture
9 98 (6.11%) Project Delivery
10 95 (5.92%) Network Monitoring
11 90 (5.61%) DevOps
11 90 (5.61%) Identity Access Management
12 87 (5.42%) Project Management
13 86 (5.36%) Mentoring
14 83 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
15 80 (4.98%) Load Balancing
16 75 (4.67%) Customer Requirements
17 71 (4.42%) Network Management
18 70 (4.36%) Migration
19 65 (4.05%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 136 (8.47%) Python
2 80 (4.98%) PowerShell
3 60 (3.74%) SQL
4 28 (1.74%) Bash Shell
5 16 (1.00%) C++
6 15 (0.93%) JavaScript
7 14 (0.87%) C
8 9 (0.56%) Perl
9 7 (0.44%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.31%) VBScript
11 4 (0.25%) Java
12 3 (0.19%) PHP
13 1 (0.062%) Ada
13 1 (0.062%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.062%) C#
13 1 (0.062%) C-shell
13 1 (0.062%) Korn
13 1 (0.062%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 913 (56.88%) CCNA
2 871 (54.27%) CCNP
3 248 (15.45%) CCIE
4 245 (15.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 212 (13.21%) CISSP
6 199 (12.40%) Degree
7 183 (11.40%) MCSE
8 139 (8.66%) Security Cleared
9 112 (6.98%) JNCIA
10 108 (6.73%) SC Cleared
11 97 (6.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 91 (5.67%) CCDP
13 83 (5.17%) MCSA
14 82 (5.11%) CISM
15 78 (4.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 69 (4.30%) CCSP
17 60 (3.74%) JNCIS
18 47 (2.93%) DV Cleared
19 39 (2.43%) TOGAF Certification
20 35 (2.18%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (8.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 106 (6.60%) SLA
3 52 (3.24%) GDPR
4 38 (2.37%) PCI DSS
5 32 (1.99%) NIST
6 15 (0.93%) COBIT
7 8 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.25%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.19%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.19%) NCSC
10 3 (0.19%) PMO
10 3 (0.19%) QA
11 1 (0.062%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.062%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.062%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 206 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 195 (12.15%) Active Directory
3 75 (4.67%) Hyper-V
4 43 (2.68%) Docker
5 33 (2.06%) VMware NSX
5 33 (2.06%) vSphere
6 27 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.18%) Firmware
8 14 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.75%) XenApp
10 10 (0.62%) VMware Server
10 10 (0.62%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.25%) NFS
11 4 (0.25%) Samba
11 4 (0.25%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.25%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.25%) Xen
12 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 100 (6.23%) Ansible
2 70 (4.36%) Kubernetes
3 51 (3.18%) Cisco CUCM
4 50 (3.12%) FortiGate
5 48 (2.99%) Cisco Prime
6 41 (2.55%) Terraform
7 40 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 39 (2.43%) Puppet
9 36 (2.24%) SCCM
10 31 (1.93%) Nagios
11 23 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
12 22 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
13 18 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
14 17 (1.06%) vCenter Server
15 16 (1.00%) Cisco CME
15 16 (1.00%) Grafana
16 14 (0.87%) SCOM
17 13 (0.81%) Nessus
18 11 (0.69%) Backup Exec
19 10 (0.62%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,035 (64.49%) Cisco
2 371 (23.12%) Microsoft
3 346 (21.56%) VMware
4 251 (15.64%) Juniper
5 241 (15.02%) Palo Alto
6 189 (11.78%) CheckPoint
7 132 (8.22%) F5
8 131 (8.16%) Meraki
9 94 (5.86%) Citrix
10 93 (5.79%) HP
11 90 (5.61%) Fortinet
12 89 (5.55%) SolarWinds
13 55 (3.43%) ForgeRock
14 47 (2.93%) CyberArk
15 44 (2.74%) Aruba
16 40 (2.49%) Splunk
17 38 (2.37%) Dell
18 34 (2.12%) Brocade
18 34 (2.12%) Riverbed
19 33 (2.06%) Avaya