Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 99 87
Rank change year-on-year -62 -12 +7
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 3,769 5,112 6,469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.13% 3.01% 3.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.07% 11.94% 11.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,043 4,354 5,618
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% -1.16% +1.18%

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 41,574 42,802 56,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.46% 25.19% 27.85%
Number of salaries quoted 31,797 33,717 45,441
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +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 24 April 2018.

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 24 April 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 -64 3,526 £47,500 +5.56% 720
UK excluding London -57 2,369 £43,500 +2.35% 606
London -68 1,296 £55,000 +4.76% 167
South East -59 843 £50,000 +11.11% 142
North of England -44 474 £40,000 - 176
Midlands -42 380 £41,500 -7.78% 112
South West +29 301 £42,500 - 66
East of England -38 265 £45,000 +5.88% 57
North West -43 246 £40,250 -1.83% 93
West Midlands -40 244 £42,500 -5.56% 67
Yorkshire -22 205 £41,500 -2.35% 65
East Midlands -27 136 £40,000 -5.88% 45
Scotland -14 110 £42,500 +8.82% 24
Wales +3 62 £31,000 -22.50% 22
North East -58 23 £30,000 +20.00% 18
Northern Ireland -5 4 £33,000 -14.84% 5
Channel Islands -3 1 £65,000 +1.96%

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2,824 (74.93%) Cisco
2 2,323 (61.63%) CCNA
3 2,109 (55.96%) CCNP
4 1,754 (46.54%) Firewall
5 1,265 (33.56%) WAN
6 1,021 (27.09%) VMware
7 1,019 (27.04%) LAN
8 985 (26.13%) Windows
9 900 (23.88%) ITIL
10 844 (22.39%) Microsoft
11 840 (22.29%) Wireless
12 768 (20.38%) Data Centre
13 741 (19.66%) Cisco ASA
14 738 (19.58%) Juniper
15 732 (19.42%) F5
16 717 (19.02%) CCIE
17 712 (18.89%) VPN
18 694 (18.41%) MPLS
19 674 (17.88%) Network Security
20 635 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
21 634 (16.82%) Active Directory
22 610 (16.18%) CheckPoint
23 609 (16.16%) BGP
24 596 (15.81%) Microsoft Certification
25 592 (15.71%) Finance
26 577 (15.31%) Linux
27 557 (14.78%) OSPF
28 521 (13.82%) DNS
29 505 (13.40%) Windows Server
30 497 (13.19%) Cisco Nexus

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
1 257 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 98 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (2.49%) Skype for Business
4 71 (1.88%) IIS
5 47 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 32 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (0.72%) Apache
8 25 (0.66%) CMS
9 20 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 17 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (0.37%) SAS
12 12 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.19%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.11%) JBoss
16 4 (0.11%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 148 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (2.65%) MS Visio
3 48 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.027%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.027%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.027%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.027%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 334 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 304 (8.07%) Office 365
3 303 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
4 82 (2.18%) SaaS
5 52 (1.38%) IaaS
6 46 (1.22%) PaaS
7 32 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 10 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.24%) Akamai
12 8 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.19%) G Suite
14 6 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (0.11%) SoftLayer
16 3 (0.080%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.080%) OneDrive
17 1 (0.027%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 1,754 (46.54%) Firewall
2 1,265 (33.56%) WAN
3 1,019 (27.04%) LAN
4 840 (22.29%) Wireless
5 741 (19.66%) Cisco ASA
6 712 (18.89%) VPN
7 694 (18.41%) MPLS
8 674 (17.88%) Network Security
9 609 (16.16%) BGP
10 557 (14.78%) OSPF
11 521 (13.82%) DNS
12 497 (13.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 489 (12.97%) TCP/IP
14 448 (11.89%) VoIP
15 390 (10.35%) VLAN
16 387 (10.27%) DHCP
17 282 (7.48%) IPsec
18 264 (7.00%) Cisco IOS
19 262 (6.95%) SAN
20 259 (6.87%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 67 (1.78%) Big Data
3 36 (0.96%) MySQL
4 26 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 18 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.27%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (0.19%) Apache Hive
9 7 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.13%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.13%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.13%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.11%) Blockchain
13 3 (0.080%) Informix
13 3 (0.080%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 80 (2.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 28 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 27 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
4 21 (0.56%) JIRA
5 17 (0.45%) Metasploit
6 11 (0.29%) Burp Suite
7 10 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (0.27%) Selenium
8 9 (0.24%) Redmine
9 8 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.19%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.19%) CodeSonar
10 7 (0.19%) git-flow
10 7 (0.19%) Robot Framework
11 6 (0.16%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.053%) MSI
14 1 (0.027%) AutoIt
14 1 (0.027%) Rational DOORS
General
1 592 (15.71%) Finance
2 285 (7.56%) Telecoms
3 176 (4.67%) Retail
4 134 (3.56%) Banking
5 125 (3.32%) Manufacturing
6 65 (1.72%) Law
7 64 (1.70%) Marketing
8 60 (1.59%) Games
9 57 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 56 (1.49%) Advertising
11 47 (1.25%) Legal
12 33 (0.88%) German Language
13 30 (0.80%) Italian Language
14 25 (0.66%) Back Office
15 18 (0.48%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.42%) Aerospace
17 15 (0.40%) Electronics
18 13 (0.34%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.34%) Military
19 7 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,389 (36.85%) Network Engineer
2 438 (11.62%) Cisco Engineer
3 402 (10.67%) Architect
4 340 (9.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 336 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 330 (8.76%) Senior Network Engineer
7 295 (7.83%) Support Engineer
8 285 (7.56%) Analyst
9 259 (6.87%) Consultant
10 207 (5.49%) Security Engineer
11 191 (5.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 174 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
13 162 (4.30%) Network Architect
14 158 (4.19%) Network Support
15 143 (3.79%) Network Security Engineer
16 130 (3.45%) Cisco Consultant
17 127 (3.37%) Network Specialist
18 120 (3.18%) Security Consultant
19 117 (3.10%) IT Engineer
20 108 (2.87%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (2.89%) 802.1X
2 41 (1.09%) Web Services
3 38 (1.01%) LDAP
4 30 (0.80%) .NET
5 29 (0.77%) XMPP
6 17 (0.45%) LAMP
7 12 (0.32%) HTML
8 10 (0.27%) Middleware
9 9 (0.24%) REST
9 9 (0.24%) XML
10 8 (0.21%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.21%) Node.js
10 8 (0.21%) RFC 2547
10 8 (0.21%) SOAP
11 7 (0.19%) CSS
11 7 (0.19%) Flash
11 7 (0.19%) JSON
11 7 (0.19%) SAML
11 7 (0.19%) Spring MVC
11 7 (0.19%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 768 (20.38%) Data Centre
2 277 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 176 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
4 173 (4.59%) Computer Science
5 114 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 78 (2.07%) Clustering
7 76 (2.02%) Driving Licence
8 59 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 51 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
10 49 (1.30%) PKI
11 42 (1.11%) User Experience
12 38 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
13 37 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 36 (0.96%) CESG
14 36 (0.96%) Private Cloud
15 34 (0.90%) NHS
16 32 (0.85%) Client/Server
17 30 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
18 27 (0.72%) Fintech
19 26 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 985 (26.13%) Windows
2 577 (15.31%) Linux
3 505 (13.40%) Windows Server
4 222 (5.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 200 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 175 (4.64%) Unix
7 85 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 82 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 72 (1.91%) Windows 7
10 55 (1.46%) Windows 10
11 51 (1.35%) CentOS
12 31 (0.82%) Windows XP
13 27 (0.72%) Mac OS X
14 25 (0.66%) Windows 8
15 23 (0.61%) Kali Linux
15 23 (0.61%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.58%) Solaris
17 21 (0.56%) AIX
18 19 (0.50%) Debian
19 18 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 900 (23.88%) ITIL
2 393 (10.43%) Presales
2 393 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
3 333 (8.84%) Network Design
4 325 (8.62%) Load Balancing
5 269 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 241 (6.39%) SIEM
7 240 (6.37%) Information Security
8 236 (6.26%) Change Management
9 226 (6.00%) Incident Management
10 215 (5.70%) Service Management
11 214 (5.68%) Mentoring
12 213 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
13 210 (5.57%) Network Management
14 205 (5.44%) Root Cause Analysis
15 201 (5.33%) Service Delivery
16 167 (4.43%) Project Management
17 166 (4.40%) Network Architecture
18 165 (4.38%) ITIL V3
19 161 (4.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 208 (5.52%) Python
2 164 (4.35%) SQL
3 136 (3.61%) PowerShell
4 84 (2.23%) C
5 69 (1.83%) Bash Shell
6 45 (1.19%) Perl
6 45 (1.19%) PHP
7 39 (1.03%) C#
8 31 (0.82%) Java
9 30 (0.80%) Shell Script
10 18 (0.48%) VBA
11 15 (0.40%) C++
11 15 (0.40%) Ruby
12 14 (0.37%) JavaScript
12 14 (0.37%) VBScript
13 12 (0.32%) Korn
14 11 (0.29%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.19%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.16%) Groovy
17 5 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,323 (61.63%) CCNA
2 2,109 (55.96%) CCNP
3 717 (19.02%) CCIE
4 596 (15.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 483 (12.82%) Degree
6 466 (12.36%) MCSE
7 403 (10.69%) CISSP
8 324 (8.60%) Security Cleared
9 262 (6.95%) CCDP
10 236 (6.26%) SC Cleared
11 225 (5.97%) MCSA
12 180 (4.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 148 (3.93%) JNCIP
14 143 (3.79%) CISM
15 130 (3.45%) CCSP
16 120 (3.18%) MCP
17 119 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
17 119 (3.16%) DV Cleared
18 112 (2.97%) MCITP
19 100 (2.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (8.12%) SLA
2 148 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 95 (2.52%) PCI DSS
4 71 (1.88%) GDPR
5 48 (1.27%) PMO
6 40 (1.06%) QA
7 30 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
8 23 (0.61%) COBIT
9 13 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
12 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.11%) FIPS 140-2
15 3 (0.080%) GPG13
15 3 (0.080%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.080%) MiFID
16 2 (0.053%) COSO
17 1 (0.027%) ISO 22301
17 1 (0.027%) RMADS
System Software
1 635 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 634 (16.82%) Active Directory
3 233 (6.18%) Hyper-V
4 117 (3.10%) vSphere
5 85 (2.26%) XenApp
6 79 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
7 67 (1.78%) VMware NSX
8 56 (1.49%) Firmware
9 50 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (0.85%) XenDesktop
11 27 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
12 25 (0.66%) Docker
13 17 (0.45%) Terminal Services
13 17 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (0.45%) XenServer
14 16 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.34%) NFS
16 12 (0.32%) Samba
17 11 (0.29%) KVM
17 11 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 166 (4.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 130 (3.45%) Nagios
3 128 (3.40%) Cisco Prime
4 104 (2.76%) SCCM
5 95 (2.52%) Puppet
6 93 (2.47%) Cisco UCCX
7 59 (1.57%) Cisco UCCE
8 58 (1.54%) Ansible
9 57 (1.51%) FortiGate
10 53 (1.41%) Cisco LMS
10 53 (1.41%) Opsview
11 44 (1.17%) QRadar
12 43 (1.14%) vCenter Server
13 39 (1.03%) SCOM
14 36 (0.96%) Cacti
15 29 (0.77%) Nessus
16 28 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
17 25 (0.66%) Terraform
18 24 (0.64%) ZABBIX
19 23 (0.61%) CASB
Vendors
1 2,824 (74.93%) Cisco
2 1,021 (27.09%) VMware
3 844 (22.39%) Microsoft
4 738 (19.58%) Juniper
5 732 (19.42%) F5
6 610 (16.18%) CheckPoint
7 367 (9.74%) Palo Alto
8 336 (8.91%) HP
9 327 (8.68%) SolarWinds
10 297 (7.88%) Citrix
11 203 (5.39%) Fortinet
12 188 (4.99%) Meraki
13 183 (4.86%) NetApp
14 172 (4.56%) Dell
15 126 (3.34%) Splunk
16 121 (3.21%) Avaya
17 120 (3.18%) EMC
18 118 (3.13%) Blue Coat
19 116 (3.08%) Red Hat
20 111 (2.95%) Aruba