Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 247 120 100
Rank change year-on-year -127 -20 +65
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,574 1,817 4,671
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 2.63% 3.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.50% 11.94% 13.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,224 1,436 3,477
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,606 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.22% +5.79% -

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 24,207 15,214 34,792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.44% 22.05% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13,990 11,405 25,623
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -120 1,425 £52,500 - 307
UK excluding London -87 946 £47,500 -0.22% 239
London -155 527 £55,000 -12.00% 94
South East -73 303 £50,000 -0.99% 63
Work from Home -137 289 £55,000 -2.90% 58
North of England -89 178 £47,500 +3.26% 58
Midlands -63 167 £47,500 +5.56% 44
East of England -31 132 £46,250 -7.50% 17
South West -75 116 £52,500 +10.53% 31
West Midlands -57 106 £52,500 +13.20% 26
North West -72 96 £47,500 -5.00% 26
Yorkshire -85 68 £45,000 -3.74% 25
East Midlands -41 61 £42,500 - 18
Scotland -62 49 £50,000 - 13
North East -37 22 £40,000 +6.67% 7
Wales -24 18 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Channel Islands - 5 £80,000 -
Northern Ireland -37 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1,059 (67.28%) Cisco
2 896 (56.93%) CCNA
3 782 (49.68%) CCNP
4 749 (47.59%) Firewall
5 459 (29.16%) WAN
6 426 (27.06%) Azure
7 414 (26.30%) Microsoft
7 414 (26.30%) LAN
8 327 (20.78%) Windows
9 309 (19.63%) BGP
10 305 (19.38%) Data Centre
11 294 (18.68%) Social Skills
12 293 (18.61%) VMware
13 284 (18.04%) VPN
14 281 (17.85%) Wireless
15 279 (17.73%) OSPF
16 256 (16.26%) Network Security
17 251 (15.95%) ITIL
18 249 (15.82%) Linux
19 248 (15.76%) Palo Alto
20 236 (14.99%) Active Directory
21 234 (14.87%) MPLS
22 226 (14.36%) Microsoft 365
22 226 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
23 224 (14.23%) Juniper
24 223 (14.17%) AWS
25 203 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
26 197 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
27 195 (12.39%) Security Cleared
27 195 (12.39%) 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 66 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 51 (3.24%) MS Exchange
3 10 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (0.64%) Skype for Business
4 8 (0.51%) Apache Spark
4 8 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.44%) Apache
5 7 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.44%) IIS
6 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (0.38%) nginx
7 4 (0.25%) Confluence
7 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.19%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.064%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.064%) Jetty
9 1 (0.064%) SAS
Applications
1 76 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.38%) Gephi
5 6 (0.38%) MicroStation
5 6 (0.38%) Revit
6 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.57%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.064%) assyst
3 1 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.064%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 426 (27.06%) Azure
2 226 (14.36%) Microsoft 365
3 223 (14.17%) AWS
4 46 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 45 (2.86%) GCP
5 45 (2.86%) IaaS
6 30 (1.91%) SaaS
7 27 (1.72%) Mimecast
7 27 (1.72%) PaaS
8 24 (1.52%) GitHub
9 23 (1.46%) OpenShift
10 16 (1.02%) OneDrive
11 15 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 9 (0.57%) Google Workspace
14 8 (0.51%) Azure Sentinel
14 8 (0.51%) Slack
15 7 (0.44%) Azure Storage
16 6 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 749 (47.59%) Firewall
2 459 (29.16%) WAN
3 414 (26.30%) LAN
4 309 (19.63%) BGP
5 284 (18.04%) VPN
6 281 (17.85%) Wireless
7 279 (17.73%) OSPF
8 256 (16.26%) Network Security
9 234 (14.87%) MPLS
10 195 (12.39%) TCP/IP
11 192 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
12 170 (10.80%) DNS
13 163 (10.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 147 (9.34%) VLAN
15 121 (7.69%) DHCP
16 120 (7.62%) SD-WAN
17 117 (7.43%) VoIP
18 107 (6.80%) Wi-Fi
19 99 (6.29%) SAN
20 86 (5.46%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.89%) Big Data
3 10 (0.64%) MySQL
4 9 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (0.38%) Apache Hive
5 6 (0.38%) Impala
6 5 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (0.25%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.19%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.19%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.13%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.13%) GIS
9 2 (0.13%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 33 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
2 27 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.14%) JIRA
4 10 (0.64%) Selenium
5 8 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (0.38%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.38%) Bitbucket Server
6 6 (0.38%) git-flow
7 4 (0.25%) Cypress.io
7 4 (0.25%) JMeter
7 4 (0.25%) Postman
8 2 (0.13%) GCC
8 2 (0.13%) kappa
9 1 (0.064%) Ant
9 1 (0.064%) GitLab
9 1 (0.064%) Maven
9 1 (0.064%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.064%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.064%) Visual Studio
General
1 294 (18.68%) Social Skills
2 183 (11.63%) Finance
3 132 (8.39%) Telecoms
4 96 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
5 64 (4.07%) Public Sector
6 48 (3.05%) Banking
7 38 (2.41%) Manufacturing
8 36 (2.29%) Documentation Skills
9 35 (2.22%) Law
10 33 (2.10%) Legal
11 32 (2.03%) Retail
12 31 (1.97%) Aerospace
12 31 (1.97%) Military
13 27 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
14 23 (1.46%) Marketing
15 22 (1.40%) Presentation Skills
16 16 (1.02%) Electronics
17 12 (0.76%) Games
18 11 (0.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 10 (0.64%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 663 (42.12%) Network Engineer
2 179 (11.37%) Senior Network Engineer
3 125 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 123 (7.81%) Consultant
5 121 (7.69%) Architect
6 109 (6.93%) Cisco Engineer
7 97 (6.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 94 (5.97%) Support Engineer
9 90 (5.72%) Analyst
10 75 (4.76%) Security Engineer
11 65 (4.13%) Administrator
12 57 (3.62%) Network Administrator
13 53 (3.37%) IT Administrator
14 51 (3.24%) Trainee
14 51 (3.24%) Trainee Administrator
14 51 (3.24%) Trainee Network Administrator
15 49 (3.11%) IT Engineer
16 47 (2.99%) IP Engineer
17 46 (2.92%) Network Consultant
18 43 (2.73%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.72%) 802.1X
2 14 (0.89%) XMPP
3 10 (0.64%) LDAP
3 10 (0.64%) SAML
3 10 (0.64%) Web Services
4 8 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (0.51%) Kafka
4 8 (0.51%) OAuth
5 5 (0.32%) ISPF
5 5 (0.32%) XML
6 4 (0.25%) .NET
6 4 (0.25%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.25%) COM
6 4 (0.25%) J2EE
6 4 (0.25%) JSON
6 4 (0.25%) REST
7 3 (0.19%) Django
7 3 (0.19%) ModSecurity
7 3 (0.19%) SOAP
7 3 (0.19%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 305 (19.38%) Data Centre
2 84 (5.34%) Management Information System
3 66 (4.19%) Public Cloud
4 54 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
6 26 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 24 (1.52%) Private Cloud
8 23 (1.46%) PKI
9 19 (1.21%) Driving Licence
10 14 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
10 14 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (0.83%) IPTV
12 11 (0.70%) BYOD
12 11 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 9 (0.57%) HP Storage
14 8 (0.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 8 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (0.44%) Analytical Mindset
15 7 (0.44%) Fibre Optics
15 7 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 327 (20.78%) Windows
2 249 (15.82%) Linux
3 180 (11.44%) Windows Server
4 59 (3.75%) Windows 10
5 45 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (2.73%) Windows Server 2019
7 42 (2.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 32 (2.03%) Unix
9 29 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (1.46%) Android
11 20 (1.27%) CentOS
12 16 (1.02%) Mac OS
13 15 (0.95%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.89%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.89%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.44%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.38%) Debian
17 6 (0.38%) VyOS
18 5 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (15.95%) ITIL
2 226 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
3 168 (10.67%) Cybersecurity
4 162 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 161 (10.23%) Network Design
6 155 (9.85%) Information Security
7 134 (8.51%) Presales
8 103 (6.54%) Project Management
9 95 (6.04%) Mentoring
10 88 (5.59%) Change Management
11 87 (5.53%) Project Delivery
12 79 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
12 79 (5.02%) DevOps
13 78 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
13 78 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
14 75 (4.76%) Network Management
15 71 (4.51%) Customer Requirements
16 67 (4.26%) Computer Science
17 65 (4.13%) SIEM
18 64 (4.07%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 107 (6.80%) Python
2 94 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 52 (3.30%) SQL
4 37 (2.35%) Bash Shell
5 36 (2.29%) C
6 20 (1.27%) Perl
7 13 (0.83%) Java
8 12 (0.76%) PHP
9 7 (0.44%) R
10 6 (0.38%) C#
11 4 (0.25%) C++
12 3 (0.19%) Ruby
13 2 (0.13%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.13%) Scala
13 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.13%) Tcl
13 2 (0.13%) VB
14 1 (0.064%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 896 (56.93%) CCNA
2 782 (49.68%) CCNP
3 203 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 195 (12.39%) Security Cleared
5 188 (11.94%) CISSP
6 186 (11.82%) CCIE
7 168 (10.67%) Degree
8 142 (9.02%) SC Cleared
9 137 (8.70%) MCSE
10 116 (7.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 90 (5.72%) CISM
12 75 (4.76%) DV Cleared
13 74 (4.70%) MCSA
14 70 (4.45%) CCDP
14 70 (4.45%) Network+ Certification
15 66 (4.19%) JNCIA
16 59 (3.75%) Linux+ Certification
17 56 (3.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 52 (3.30%) SSCP
19 46 (2.92%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (5.84%) GDPR
2 81 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 66 (4.19%) SLA
4 52 (3.30%) PCI DSS
5 46 (2.92%) NIST
6 21 (1.33%) QA
7 19 (1.21%) NCSC
8 18 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.95%) PMO
10 10 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.57%) GRC
12 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.25%) Accessibility
13 4 (0.25%) RMADS
14 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17025
15 2 (0.13%) ITGC
15 2 (0.13%) SOC 2
System Software
1 236 (14.99%) Active Directory
2 197 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (7.37%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.48%) Docker
5 38 (2.41%) vSphere
6 36 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.65%) XenApp
8 25 (1.59%) VMware NSX
9 18 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (1.02%) Firmware
11 14 (0.89%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.57%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.51%) Terminal Server
15 7 (0.44%) ProxySG
16 6 (0.38%) Apache Flume
16 6 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 97 (6.16%) Ansible
2 53 (3.37%) Kubernetes
2 53 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 48 (3.05%) FortiGate
4 42 (2.67%) SCCM
5 32 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
6 29 (1.84%) Nagios
7 25 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
8 22 (1.40%) Terraform
9 19 (1.21%) vCenter Server
10 18 (1.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 16 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
12 14 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
13 13 (0.83%) CASB
13 13 (0.83%) Nmap
13 13 (0.83%) Puppet
14 12 (0.76%) WSUS
15 11 (0.70%) SCOM
16 9 (0.57%) Kibana
16 9 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1,059 (67.28%) Cisco
2 414 (26.30%) Microsoft
3 293 (18.61%) VMware
4 248 (15.76%) Palo Alto
5 224 (14.23%) Juniper
6 148 (9.40%) CheckPoint
7 125 (7.94%) F5
8 120 (7.62%) Meraki
9 117 (7.43%) Fortinet
10 105 (6.67%) HP
11 98 (6.23%) SolarWinds
12 86 (5.46%) Citrix
13 66 (4.19%) Aruba
14 46 (2.92%) Dell
15 43 (2.73%) Apple
16 40 (2.54%) Veeam
17 39 (2.48%) Splunk
18 36 (2.29%) NetApp
19 35 (2.22%) Avaya
20 32 (2.03%) Sophos