Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 112 94
Rank change year-on-year -47 -18 +2
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 3,784 4,805 6,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.20% 2.79% 3.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.26% 11.20% 11.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,034 4,185 5,315
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,150
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.49% +2.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -2.30%

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 40,865 42,906 55,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.71% 24.89% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 30,798 33,578 44,446
UK median annual salary £49,552 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.12% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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 -49 3,527 £47,500 +5.56% 406
UK excluding London -46 2,282 £45,000 +5.88% 282
London -39 1,384 £55,000 +4.76% 149
South East -60 759 £50,000 +11.11% 68
North of England -37 470 £42,500 +1.80% 73
Midlands -20 397 £42,500 -5.56% 55
South West +30 289 £42,500 +6.25% 26
North West -37 264 £42,500 +1.80% 46
West Midlands -26 261 £49,500 +10.00% 27
East of England -26 254 £45,000 +5.88% 35
Yorkshire -29 184 £42,500 -3.48% 22
East Midlands +21 138 £40,000 -9.09% 27
Scotland +16 113 £42,500 -5.56% 8
Wales -15 41 £40,000 +6.67% 13
North East -32 22 £39,000 +11.43% 5
Northern Ireland -1 6 £31,000 -22.50%
Channel Islands +2 3 £29,500 -54.62% 2
Isle of Man - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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 2,949 (77.93%) Cisco
2 2,244 (59.30%) CCNA
3 2,207 (58.32%) CCNP
4 1,798 (47.52%) Firewall
5 1,330 (35.15%) WAN
6 1,067 (28.20%) LAN
7 1,021 (26.98%) VMware
8 921 (24.34%) Wireless
9 903 (23.86%) Windows
10 853 (22.54%) Data Centre
11 840 (22.20%) ITIL
12 809 (21.38%) Microsoft
13 801 (21.17%) Cisco ASA
14 792 (20.93%) VPN
15 774 (20.45%) CCIE
16 766 (20.24%) MPLS
17 746 (19.71%) Juniper
18 732 (19.34%) F5
19 667 (17.63%) BGP
20 663 (17.52%) Network Security
21 643 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
22 638 (16.86%) CheckPoint
23 618 (16.33%) OSPF
24 579 (15.30%) Active Directory
24 579 (15.30%) Cisco Nexus
25 576 (15.22%) Linux
26 554 (14.64%) Finance
27 521 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
28 496 (13.11%) Degree
29 480 (12.68%) Presales

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
1 200 (5.29%) MS Exchange
2 87 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (2.01%) Skype for Business
4 55 (1.45%) IIS
5 42 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (0.74%) Apache
6 28 (0.74%) SharePoint
7 23 (0.61%) OpenStack
8 20 (0.53%) Apache Pig
9 19 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.21%) SAS
11 4 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.11%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.079%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.079%) CMS
12 3 (0.079%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.079%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.053%) JBoss
13 2 (0.053%) WebSphere
Applications
1 155 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
2 122 (3.22%) MS Visio
3 51 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 35 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.053%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.026%) assyst
4 1 (0.026%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 365 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 351 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
3 272 (7.19%) Office 365
4 70 (1.85%) SaaS
5 58 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
6 45 (1.19%) IaaS
7 38 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (1.00%) PaaS
8 9 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.21%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.16%) G Suite
11 5 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.11%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.11%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.079%) Akamai
14 1 (0.026%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 1,798 (47.52%) Firewall
2 1,330 (35.15%) WAN
3 1,067 (28.20%) LAN
4 921 (24.34%) Wireless
5 801 (21.17%) Cisco ASA
6 792 (20.93%) VPN
7 766 (20.24%) MPLS
8 667 (17.63%) BGP
9 663 (17.52%) Network Security
10 618 (16.33%) OSPF
11 579 (15.30%) Cisco Nexus
12 440 (11.63%) DNS
13 436 (11.52%) TCP/IP
14 377 (9.96%) VoIP
15 352 (9.30%) VLAN
16 324 (8.56%) DHCP
17 273 (7.21%) WLAN
18 271 (7.16%) Cisco IOS
19 269 (7.11%) IPsec
20 262 (6.92%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 78 (2.06%) Big Data
3 43 (1.14%) MySQL
4 23 (0.61%) Hadoop
5 20 (0.53%) Apache Hive
6 14 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (0.18%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.16%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.16%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.11%) Informix
14 4 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.11%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 114 (3.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 40 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
3 36 (0.95%) JIRA
4 34 (0.90%) Git (software)
5 26 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (0.63%) Selenium
7 18 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 18 (0.48%) CodeSonar
7 18 (0.48%) git-flow
7 18 (0.48%) Robot Framework
8 13 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.26%) Metasploit
10 9 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (0.24%) Redmine
11 7 (0.18%) Burp Suite
11 7 (0.18%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.053%) GitLab
12 2 (0.053%) MSI
13 1 (0.026%) Rational DOORS
13 1 (0.026%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 554 (14.64%) Finance
2 294 (7.77%) Telecoms
3 232 (6.13%) Retail
4 177 (4.68%) Banking
5 127 (3.36%) Manufacturing
6 66 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 61 (1.61%) German Language
8 60 (1.59%) Marketing
9 58 (1.53%) Italian Language
10 57 (1.51%) Law
11 54 (1.43%) Advertising
12 51 (1.35%) Games
13 49 (1.29%) Legal
14 24 (0.63%) Back Office
15 23 (0.61%) French Language
15 23 (0.61%) Investment Banking
16 17 (0.45%) Aerospace
16 17 (0.45%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.42%) Spanish Language
18 15 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,468 (38.79%) Network Engineer
2 465 (12.29%) Architect
3 444 (11.73%) Cisco Engineer
4 367 (9.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 332 (8.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 314 (8.30%) Analyst
7 280 (7.40%) Support Engineer
8 272 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 270 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
10 254 (6.71%) Security Engineer
11 233 (6.16%) Consultant
12 178 (4.70%) Network Architect
13 172 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
14 149 (3.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 149 (3.94%) Security Architect
15 141 (3.73%) Network Support
16 136 (3.59%) Network Specialist
17 119 (3.14%) Cisco Architect
18 115 (3.04%) Network Analyst
19 114 (3.01%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (2.75%) 802.1X
2 38 (1.00%) LDAP
3 31 (0.82%) .NET
4 29 (0.77%) LAMP
4 29 (0.77%) Web Services
5 22 (0.58%) Java EE
5 22 (0.58%) XMPP
6 21 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
7 20 (0.53%) REST
7 20 (0.53%) SOAP
7 20 (0.53%) STL
8 18 (0.48%) .NET Framework
8 18 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 18 (0.48%) Django
8 18 (0.48%) Node.js
8 18 (0.48%) Spring MVC
9 14 (0.37%) Flash
10 13 (0.34%) JSON
11 10 (0.26%) Middleware
12 6 (0.16%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 853 (22.54%) Data Centre
2 289 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 174 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
4 170 (4.49%) Computer Science
5 135 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 82 (2.17%) Driving Licence
7 69 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
8 66 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 62 (1.64%) PKI
10 59 (1.56%) Public Cloud
11 51 (1.35%) NHS
12 41 (1.08%) Private Cloud
13 37 (0.98%) Clustering
14 33 (0.87%) Fintech
14 33 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
15 31 (0.82%) EMC VMAX
15 31 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
16 30 (0.79%) Hedge funds
17 28 (0.74%) CESG
18 25 (0.66%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 903 (23.86%) Windows
2 576 (15.22%) Linux
3 469 (12.39%) Windows Server
4 206 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 176 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 149 (3.94%) Unix
7 66 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 65 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 60 (1.59%) Windows 7
10 48 (1.27%) CentOS
11 47 (1.24%) Windows 10
12 38 (1.00%) Android
13 37 (0.98%) Mac OS X
14 29 (0.77%) Windows XP
15 21 (0.55%) AIX
15 21 (0.55%) Apple iOS
16 19 (0.50%) Kali Linux
16 19 (0.50%) Solaris
17 17 (0.45%) Windows 8
18 15 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 840 (22.20%) ITIL
2 480 (12.68%) Presales
3 393 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
4 337 (8.91%) Network Design
5 323 (8.54%) Load Balancing
6 291 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 288 (7.61%) Information Security
8 278 (7.35%) Network Monitoring
9 275 (7.27%) SIEM
10 263 (6.95%) Cybersecurity
11 251 (6.63%) Network Management
12 220 (5.81%) Change Management
13 213 (5.63%) Service Management
14 201 (5.31%) Service Delivery
15 196 (5.18%) Root Cause Analysis
16 183 (4.84%) Mentoring
17 166 (4.39%) Project Management
18 164 (4.33%) Network Architecture
19 163 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
20 155 (4.10%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 225 (5.95%) Python
2 154 (4.07%) PowerShell
3 120 (3.17%) SQL
4 105 (2.77%) C
5 73 (1.93%) Bash Shell
6 47 (1.24%) C#
7 43 (1.14%) Perl
7 43 (1.14%) PHP
8 37 (0.98%) Java
9 28 (0.74%) C++
10 25 (0.66%) VBA
11 23 (0.61%) JavaScript
12 22 (0.58%) Shell Script
13 20 (0.53%) Objective-C
14 15 (0.40%) VBScript
15 12 (0.32%) Ruby
15 12 (0.32%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.24%) Korn
17 7 (0.18%) Groovy
17 7 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 2,244 (59.30%) CCNA
2 2,207 (58.32%) CCNP
3 774 (20.45%) CCIE
4 521 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 496 (13.11%) Degree
6 405 (10.70%) MCSE
7 387 (10.23%) CISSP
8 359 (9.49%) Security Cleared
9 287 (7.58%) CCDP
10 233 (6.16%) SC Cleared
11 198 (5.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 187 (4.94%) MCSA
13 163 (4.31%) CCSP
14 139 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
15 137 (3.62%) DV Cleared
16 135 (3.57%) CISM
17 132 (3.49%) JNCIP
18 105 (2.77%) Network+ Certification
19 100 (2.64%) MCP
20 96 (2.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (7.69%) SLA
2 162 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 77 (2.03%) GDPR
4 72 (1.90%) PCI DSS
5 47 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 30 (0.79%) PMO
7 27 (0.71%) QA
8 25 (0.66%) COBIT
9 11 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
10 10 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.16%) GPG13
13 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 3 (0.079%) MiFID
16 2 (0.053%) COSO
16 2 (0.053%) ISO 14001
16 2 (0.053%) PMBOK
17 1 (0.026%) Def Stans
System Software
1 643 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 579 (15.30%) Active Directory
3 225 (5.95%) Hyper-V
4 125 (3.30%) vSphere
5 94 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
6 88 (2.33%) XenApp
7 68 (1.80%) VMware NSX
8 59 (1.56%) Firmware
9 47 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
10 45 (1.19%) XenDesktop
11 42 (1.11%) Docker
12 24 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
14 20 (0.53%) vCloud
14 20 (0.53%) XenServer
15 19 (0.50%) VMware Server
16 18 (0.48%) Terminal Services
16 18 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
17 15 (0.40%) NFS
18 14 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 161 (4.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 151 (3.99%) Cisco Prime
3 127 (3.36%) Nagios
4 91 (2.40%) Puppet
4 91 (2.40%) SCCM
5 72 (1.90%) Cisco UCCX
6 56 (1.48%) Ansible
7 54 (1.43%) Cisco LMS
7 54 (1.43%) Opsview
8 52 (1.37%) FortiGate
9 51 (1.35%) QRadar
10 41 (1.08%) Cacti
11 39 (1.03%) SCOM
12 35 (0.92%) vCenter Server
13 34 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
14 31 (0.82%) Terraform
15 30 (0.79%) CASB
16 28 (0.74%) TrustSec
17 27 (0.71%) Nessus
18 22 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2,949 (77.93%) Cisco
2 1,021 (26.98%) VMware
3 809 (21.38%) Microsoft
4 746 (19.71%) Juniper
5 732 (19.34%) F5
6 638 (16.86%) CheckPoint
7 377 (9.96%) SolarWinds
8 350 (9.25%) Palo Alto
9 349 (9.22%) HP
10 311 (8.22%) Citrix
11 282 (7.45%) Fortinet
12 251 (6.63%) Meraki
13 202 (5.34%) NetApp
14 177 (4.68%) Dell
15 162 (4.28%) EMC
16 142 (3.75%) Splunk
17 129 (3.41%) Blue Coat
18 101 (2.67%) Aruba
19 100 (2.64%) Red Hat
20 98 (2.59%) Riverbed