Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 159 112
Rank change year-on-year +58 -47 -18
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 4,528 3,774 4,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.16% 2.20% 2.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.83% 9.23% 11.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,419 3,032 4,175
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -2.49%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 35,294 40,875 42,938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.61% 23.78% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25,309 30,846 33,556
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,135 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.76% +9.19% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,582 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.94% +4.90% -

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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 2019. 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 +62 4,285 £47,500 - 178
UK excluding London +74 3,206 £45,000 - 129
North of England +122 1,286 £40,000 -5.88% 34
London +17 1,213 £60,000 +9.09% 59
Yorkshire +130 929 £40,000 -5.88% 11
South East +34 852 £50,000 - 36
Midlands +27 405 £45,000 +5.88% 23
West Midlands +31 310 £47,500 -4.04% 17
East of England +90 299 £42,940 -4.58% 16
North West +37 295 £48,750 +14.71% 18
South West -31 223 £46,905 +10.36% 11
Scotland -3 99 £57,500 +35.29% 8
East Midlands -4 96 £40,000 - 6
North East +54 62 £50,000 +28.21% 5
Wales -4 22 £31,000 -22.50% 1
Isle of Man +10 15 £51,000 -
Channel Islands +12 6 £30,000 +1.69%
Northern Ireland -24 6 £38,750 +25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 3,394 (74.96%) Cisco
2 2,806 (61.97%) CCNA
3 2,753 (60.80%) CCNP
4 2,390 (52.78%) Firewall
5 1,798 (39.71%) WAN
6 1,144 (25.27%) Network Security
7 1,142 (25.22%) MPLS
8 1,098 (24.25%) LAN
9 1,087 (24.01%) Cisco ASA
10 1,043 (23.03%) VPN
11 995 (21.97%) VMware
12 979 (21.62%) BGP
13 943 (20.83%) Data Centre
14 926 (20.45%) Microsoft
15 902 (19.92%) OSPF
16 879 (19.41%) Windows
17 875 (19.32%) Wireless
18 850 (18.77%) ITIL
19 818 (18.07%) Cisco Nexus
20 816 (18.02%) Linux
21 812 (17.93%) Palo Alto
22 735 (16.23%) CheckPoint
23 721 (15.92%) Microsoft Certification
24 714 (15.77%) Presales
25 713 (15.75%) DNS
26 711 (15.70%) CCIE
27 689 (15.22%) Juniper
28 673 (14.86%) Active Directory
29 664 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
30 651 (14.38%) ISO/IEC 27001

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
1 194 (4.28%) MS Exchange
2 106 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 96 (2.12%) Skype for Business
4 77 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 66 (1.46%) IIS
6 44 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (0.62%) Confluence
8 27 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (0.60%) OpenStack
9 23 (0.51%) Apache Spark
10 18 (0.40%) Apache
11 15 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.20%) ExpressionEngine
12 9 (0.20%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.20%) WordPress
13 6 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.11%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.11%) SAS
15 4 (0.088%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 146 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 31 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.044%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 2 (0.044%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.022%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.022%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.022%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 664 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 448 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
3 399 (8.81%) Office 365
4 83 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 51 (1.13%) SaaS
6 43 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 40 (0.88%) IaaS
8 39 (0.86%) OpenShift
9 35 (0.77%) OneDrive
10 29 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (0.53%) Azure Stack
12 21 (0.46%) PaaS
13 13 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (0.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 12 (0.27%) Power Platform
15 9 (0.20%) G Suite
16 6 (0.13%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.13%) GitHub
16 6 (0.13%) Mimecast
17 3 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2,390 (52.78%) Firewall
2 1,798 (39.71%) WAN
3 1,144 (25.27%) Network Security
4 1,142 (25.22%) MPLS
5 1,098 (24.25%) LAN
6 1,087 (24.01%) Cisco ASA
7 1,043 (23.03%) VPN
8 979 (21.62%) BGP
9 902 (19.92%) OSPF
10 875 (19.32%) Wireless
11 818 (18.07%) Cisco Nexus
12 713 (15.75%) DNS
13 544 (12.01%) IPsec
14 532 (11.75%) VoIP
15 517 (11.42%) TCP/IP
16 459 (10.14%) Broadband
17 413 (9.12%) ADSL
18 412 (9.10%) NetScaler
19 386 (8.52%) Internet
20 353 (7.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 41 (0.91%) Big Data
3 35 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (0.31%) MySQL
5 13 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (0.27%) Power BI
7 11 (0.24%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (0.15%) Data Lake
10 7 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (0.088%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.088%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.088%) SQL Server 2017
12 3 (0.066%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.066%) Informix
12 3 (0.066%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 60 (1.33%) JIRA
2 41 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 35 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 32 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 24 (0.53%) TestRail
5 24 (0.53%) Zephyr
6 23 (0.51%) Bitbucket
6 23 (0.51%) git-flow
7 16 (0.35%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.29%) SonarQube
9 7 (0.15%) Ant
9 7 (0.15%) Maven
10 5 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.11%) Subversion
11 4 (0.088%) JUnit
12 3 (0.066%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.066%) Hudson
12 3 (0.066%) Metasploit
12 3 (0.066%) Redmine
12 3 (0.066%) WinDbg
General
1 516 (11.40%) Finance
2 360 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 174 (3.84%) Retail
4 130 (2.87%) Banking
5 77 (1.70%) Law
6 73 (1.61%) Legal
7 58 (1.28%) Advertising
8 54 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 51 (1.13%) Marketing
10 32 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 30 (0.66%) German Language
12 27 (0.60%) Italian Language
13 21 (0.46%) Aerospace
14 20 (0.44%) Back Office
14 20 (0.44%) Games
14 20 (0.44%) Publishing
15 18 (0.40%) Electronics
16 15 (0.33%) Billing
16 15 (0.33%) French Language
17 13 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,934 (42.71%) Network Engineer
2 503 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 498 (11.00%) Analyst
4 479 (10.58%) Security Engineer
5 422 (9.32%) Consultant
6 421 (9.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 382 (8.44%) Network Security Engineer
8 355 (7.84%) Architect
9 304 (6.71%) Senior Network Engineer
10 260 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 256 (5.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 239 (5.28%) Support Engineer
13 237 (5.23%) Support Analyst
14 220 (4.86%) Network Consultant
15 195 (4.31%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
15 195 (4.31%) Technical Support
16 188 (4.15%) Network Architect
17 172 (3.80%) Project Engineer
17 172 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
18 166 (3.67%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (1.50%) 802.1X
2 49 (1.08%) Web Services
3 41 (0.91%) .NET
4 32 (0.71%) Node.js
5 31 (0.68%) ASP.NET
6 27 (0.60%) REST
7 26 (0.57%) Spring
8 23 (0.51%) AngularJS
8 23 (0.51%) GraphQL
8 23 (0.51%) Kafka
8 23 (0.51%) React
8 23 (0.51%) Spring MVC
8 23 (0.51%) Vue.js
9 16 (0.35%) SailPoint
10 15 (0.33%) XMPP
11 11 (0.24%) JSON
11 11 (0.24%) LDAP
12 10 (0.22%) Flash
13 8 (0.18%) Apache Flex
14 7 (0.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 943 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 513 (11.33%) Management Information System
3 265 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 149 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
5 111 (2.45%) Public Cloud
6 106 (2.34%) Driving Licence
7 67 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 57 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
9 54 (1.19%) e-Learning
10 50 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 46 (1.02%) Replication
12 44 (0.97%) Private Cloud
13 39 (0.86%) CESG
14 34 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
15 33 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
16 32 (0.71%) Clustering
17 28 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
18 26 (0.57%) Wiki
19 25 (0.55%) PKI
20 24 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 879 (19.41%) Windows
2 816 (18.02%) Linux
3 528 (11.66%) Windows Server
4 442 (9.76%) Unix
5 220 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 159 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 131 (2.89%) Windows 10
8 117 (2.58%) Windows 7
9 75 (1.66%) CentOS
10 53 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 44 (0.97%) Mac OS
12 36 (0.80%) Android
13 33 (0.73%) Debian
14 31 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 29 (0.64%) Windows 8
16 28 (0.62%) Apple iOS
17 20 (0.44%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.40%) CatOS
19 15 (0.33%) AIX
19 15 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 850 (18.77%) ITIL
2 714 (15.77%) Presales
3 582 (12.85%) Network Design
4 509 (11.24%) Service Delivery
5 486 (10.73%) Network Management
6 440 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
7 411 (9.08%) Change Control
8 373 (8.24%) Information Security
9 335 (7.40%) Product Management
10 330 (7.29%) Cybersecurity
10 330 (7.29%) Load Balancing
11 329 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 276 (6.10%) Network Monitoring
13 262 (5.79%) Change Management
14 257 (5.68%) Validation
15 251 (5.54%) Project Management
16 243 (5.37%) Mentoring
17 210 (4.64%) Incident Management
18 193 (4.26%) SIEM
19 189 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 447 (9.87%) Python
2 323 (7.13%) Bash Shell
3 309 (6.82%) Perl
4 197 (4.35%) SQL
5 172 (3.80%) PowerShell
6 93 (2.05%) C
7 39 (0.86%) PHP
8 36 (0.80%) Java
8 36 (0.80%) JavaScript
8 36 (0.80%) Shell Script
9 29 (0.64%) R
10 26 (0.57%) C++
11 25 (0.55%) C#
12 22 (0.49%) VBScript
13 16 (0.35%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.11%) Go
15 4 (0.088%) Ruby
15 4 (0.088%) Tcl
15 4 (0.088%) VB
16 1 (0.022%) Ada
Qualifications
1 2,806 (61.97%) CCNA
2 2,753 (60.80%) CCNP
3 721 (15.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 711 (15.70%) CCIE
5 535 (11.82%) MCSE
6 450 (9.94%) Degree
7 419 (9.25%) CISSP
8 359 (7.93%) Security Cleared
9 347 (7.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 239 (5.28%) CCDP
11 234 (5.17%) SC Cleared
12 220 (4.86%) MCSA
13 209 (4.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 187 (4.13%) CCSP
15 180 (3.98%) JNCIA
16 167 (3.69%) MCITP
17 166 (3.67%) JNCIP
18 147 (3.25%) CISM
18 147 (3.25%) MCP
19 135 (2.98%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 651 (14.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 424 (9.36%) ISO 9001
3 249 (5.50%) SLA
4 114 (2.52%) PCI DSS
5 97 (2.14%) NIST
6 89 (1.97%) GDPR
7 55 (1.21%) ISO 22301
8 49 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
9 39 (0.86%) PMO
10 34 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 28 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 27 (0.60%) QA
13 22 (0.49%) COBIT
13 22 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 22 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 20 (0.44%) NIST 800
15 19 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 14 (0.31%) NCSC
17 10 (0.22%) ISO 31000
18 9 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 673 (14.86%) Active Directory
2 604 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 255 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 180 (3.98%) vCloud
5 108 (2.39%) vSphere
6 83 (1.83%) XenApp
7 73 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 63 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 59 (1.30%) Docker
10 57 (1.26%) VMware NSX
11 41 (0.91%) Firmware
12 24 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
13 23 (0.51%) NFS
14 19 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
16 10 (0.22%) ISA Server
17 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 8 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
19 7 (0.15%) Terminal Services
20 6 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 372 (8.22%) Nagios
2 368 (8.13%) FortiGate
3 144 (3.18%) Cisco Prime
4 139 (3.07%) SCCM
5 111 (2.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 74 (1.63%) Ansible
7 59 (1.30%) Stealthwatch
8 57 (1.26%) Kubernetes
9 46 (1.02%) SCOM
9 46 (1.02%) WSUS
10 40 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
11 39 (0.86%) Nessus
11 39 (0.86%) Puppet
12 38 (0.84%) vCenter Server
13 33 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 31 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
15 29 (0.64%) Backup Exec
16 28 (0.62%) Cacti
17 27 (0.60%) AirWatch
17 27 (0.60%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3,394 (74.96%) Cisco
2 995 (21.97%) VMware
3 926 (20.45%) Microsoft
4 812 (17.93%) Palo Alto
5 735 (16.23%) CheckPoint
6 689 (15.22%) Juniper
7 562 (12.41%) Fortinet
8 423 (9.34%) F5
9 422 (9.32%) Meraki
10 395 (8.72%) Citrix
11 274 (6.05%) HP
11 274 (6.05%) SolarWinds
12 211 (4.66%) Aruba
13 180 (3.98%) NetApp
14 164 (3.62%) Dell
15 115 (2.54%) Polycom
16 105 (2.32%) Huawei
17 97 (2.14%) Avaya
18 91 (2.01%) EMC
19 80 (1.77%) Blue Coat