Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 153 144
Rank change year-on-year +29 -9 -57
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 3,508 3,645 4,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.64% 2.28% 2.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.83% 9.60% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,723 2,955 3,775
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £68,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +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 29,657 37,952 43,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.28% 23.79% 24.03%
Number of salaries quoted 21,990 27,881 33,123
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 12 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 16 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 12 December 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 +27 3,355 £50,000 - 469
UK excluding London +22 2,262 £46,000 +2.22% 337
London +17 1,148 £57,500 - 157
South East +48 903 £52,500 +5.00% 108
North of England +39 487 £42,500 -10.53% 75
Midlands +21 340 £49,362 +9.69% 68
Yorkshire +89 278 £42,500 +3.66% 30
East of England +6 277 £45,000 +12.50% 41
West Midlands +4 198 £52,000 +4.00% 41
South West -26 188 £40,000 -5.88% 22
North West -50 186 £45,250 -13.81% 38
East Midlands +25 142 £42,500 +6.25% 27
Scotland -29 43 £45,000 -10.00% 14
North East +4 23 £33,500 -16.25% 7
Wales +4 19 £45,000 -5.26% 8
Northern Ireland +10 6 £37,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 2,541 (72.43%) Cisco
2 2,019 (57.55%) CCNA
3 2,000 (57.01%) CCNP
4 1,803 (51.40%) Firewall
5 1,355 (38.63%) WAN
6 1,118 (31.87%) LAN
7 815 (23.23%) Data Centre
8 804 (22.92%) BGP
9 800 (22.81%) Windows
10 786 (22.41%) Microsoft
10 786 (22.41%) Network Security
11 774 (22.06%) MPLS
12 742 (21.15%) VPN
13 709 (20.21%) OSPF
14 670 (19.10%) VMware
15 659 (18.79%) Wireless
15 659 (18.79%) Azure
16 656 (18.70%) Juniper
17 624 (17.79%) ITIL
18 600 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
19 581 (16.56%) TCP/IP
20 557 (15.88%) Cisco ASA
21 553 (15.76%) Active Directory
22 552 (15.74%) Palo Alto
23 522 (14.88%) DNS
24 515 (14.68%) CCIE
25 493 (14.05%) CheckPoint
26 490 (13.97%) Linux
27 466 (13.28%) MCSE
28 463 (13.20%) Finance

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
1 134 (3.82%) MS Exchange
2 128 (3.65%) SharePoint
3 90 (2.57%) Skype for Business
4 62 (1.77%) IIS
5 51 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 29 (0.83%) OpenStack
8 24 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (0.66%) Apache Spark
9 23 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (0.54%) Confluence
11 13 (0.37%) Apache
12 5 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.086%) CMS
14 3 (0.086%) nginx
15 2 (0.057%) LiveLink
16 1 (0.029%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 116 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 40 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.11%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 18 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.086%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.057%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.057%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.029%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 659 (18.79%) Azure
2 368 (10.49%) Office 365
3 358 (10.21%) AWS
4 73 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 51 (1.45%) GCP
6 45 (1.28%) IaaS
7 41 (1.17%) SaaS
8 35 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (1.00%) OpenShift
9 27 (0.77%) PaaS
10 18 (0.51%) OneDrive
11 11 (0.31%) Mimecast
11 11 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.29%) G Suite
13 7 (0.20%) Azure Stack
14 6 (0.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 4 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.086%) Amazon ELB
16 3 (0.086%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.086%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 1,803 (51.40%) Firewall
2 1,355 (38.63%) WAN
3 1,118 (31.87%) LAN
4 804 (22.92%) BGP
5 786 (22.41%) Network Security
6 774 (22.06%) MPLS
7 742 (21.15%) VPN
8 709 (20.21%) OSPF
9 659 (18.79%) Wireless
10 581 (16.56%) TCP/IP
11 557 (15.88%) Cisco ASA
12 522 (14.88%) DNS
13 389 (11.09%) DHCP
14 386 (11.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 365 (10.40%) IPsec
16 350 (9.98%) Internet
17 335 (9.55%) VoIP
18 295 (8.41%) VLAN
19 251 (7.16%) Wi-Fi
20 207 (5.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (4.45%) SQL Server
2 30 (0.86%) Big Data
3 17 (0.48%) MySQL
4 11 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (0.14%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (0.11%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.086%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.086%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.057%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.057%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.057%) Power BI
10 2 (0.057%) SQL Server 2017
11 1 (0.029%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.029%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.029%) Impala
Development Applications
1 56 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 43 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 42 (1.20%) JIRA
4 24 (0.68%) Bitbucket
5 22 (0.63%) git-flow
6 16 (0.46%) Visual Studio
7 13 (0.37%) Jenkins
8 10 (0.29%) Subversion
8 10 (0.29%) TestRail
9 7 (0.20%) Zephyr
10 6 (0.17%) Fiddler
10 6 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.11%) Metasploit
12 3 (0.086%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.086%) Robot Framework
12 3 (0.086%) WinDbg
13 2 (0.057%) MSI
13 2 (0.057%) Postman
13 2 (0.057%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 1 (0.029%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 463 (13.20%) Finance
2 366 (10.43%) Telecoms
3 134 (3.82%) Retail
4 120 (3.42%) Public Sector
5 110 (3.14%) Banking
6 58 (1.65%) Law
7 53 (1.51%) Legal
8 50 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 46 (1.31%) Aerospace
10 39 (1.11%) Marketing
11 32 (0.91%) German Language
12 30 (0.86%) Italian Language
13 26 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.74%) French Language
14 25 (0.71%) Electronics
15 16 (0.46%) Advertising
16 15 (0.43%) Games
17 13 (0.37%) Military
18 9 (0.26%) Local Government
19 8 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,621 (46.21%) Network Engineer
2 371 (10.58%) Cisco Engineer
3 368 (10.49%) Senior Network Engineer
4 296 (8.44%) Security Engineer
5 294 (8.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 277 (7.90%) Consultant
7 263 (7.50%) Architect
8 243 (6.93%) Analyst
9 238 (6.78%) Support Engineer
10 236 (6.73%) Network Security Engineer
11 192 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 142 (4.05%) IT Engineer
13 128 (3.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 127 (3.62%) Network Consultant
15 116 (3.31%) Network Support
16 99 (2.82%) Network Support Engineer
17 92 (2.62%) Cisco Security Engineer
18 85 (2.42%) Network Analyst
19 84 (2.39%) Security Consultant
20 81 (2.31%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (2.05%) 802.1X
2 52 (1.48%) LDAP
3 33 (0.94%) .NET
4 31 (0.88%) XMPP
5 25 (0.71%) ASP.NET
6 23 (0.66%) REST
7 22 (0.63%) Kafka
8 21 (0.60%) AngularJS
8 21 (0.60%) GraphQL
8 21 (0.60%) Node.js
8 21 (0.60%) React
8 21 (0.60%) Spring
8 21 (0.60%) Spring MVC
8 21 (0.60%) Vue.js
9 19 (0.54%) Web Services
10 10 (0.29%) LAMP
11 8 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (0.17%) ADSI
12 6 (0.17%) Django
13 5 (0.14%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 815 (23.23%) Data Centre
2 244 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 237 (6.76%) Management Information System
4 128 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
5 75 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 74 (2.11%) Driving Licence
7 69 (1.97%) Public Cloud
8 48 (1.37%) PKI
9 32 (0.91%) Private Cloud
10 28 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
11 27 (0.77%) Clustering
12 25 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
13 23 (0.66%) CCTV
13 23 (0.66%) e-Learning
13 23 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
13 23 (0.66%) User Experience
14 22 (0.63%) Replication
15 21 (0.60%) Wiki
16 18 (0.51%) Handset
17 17 (0.48%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 800 (22.81%) Windows
2 490 (13.97%) Linux
3 423 (12.06%) Windows Server
4 187 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 177 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 176 (5.02%) Unix
7 156 (4.45%) Windows 10
8 91 (2.59%) Windows 7
9 51 (1.45%) CentOS
10 50 (1.43%) Windows 8
11 44 (1.25%) Ubuntu
12 42 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (0.88%) Mac OS X
14 25 (0.71%) Android
14 25 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 24 (0.68%) Mac OS
16 23 (0.66%) Solaris
17 21 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (0.43%) Debian
19 9 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (17.79%) ITIL
2 381 (10.86%) Network Design
3 364 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
4 343 (9.78%) Presales
5 302 (8.61%) Information Security
6 274 (7.81%) Network Management
7 261 (7.44%) Cybersecurity
8 257 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 255 (7.27%) Load Balancing
10 241 (6.87%) Network Monitoring
11 211 (6.01%) Mentoring
12 180 (5.13%) Service Delivery
13 178 (5.07%) Project Delivery
14 161 (4.59%) TOGAF
15 157 (4.48%) Change Control
16 153 (4.36%) Change Management
17 152 (4.33%) SIEM
18 146 (4.16%) Configuration Management
19 137 (3.91%) Service Management
20 133 (3.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (6.07%) Python
2 177 (5.05%) PowerShell
3 171 (4.87%) SQL
4 102 (2.91%) Bash Shell
5 84 (2.39%) C
6 74 (2.11%) Perl
7 24 (0.68%) C#
8 22 (0.63%) PHP
9 20 (0.57%) C++
10 14 (0.40%) Ruby
11 13 (0.37%) JavaScript
12 10 (0.29%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.26%) Java
14 8 (0.23%) VBScript
15 7 (0.20%) Ada
16 2 (0.057%) R
16 2 (0.057%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.057%) VB
17 1 (0.029%) Go
17 1 (0.029%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2,019 (57.55%) CCNA
2 2,000 (57.01%) CCNP
3 600 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 515 (14.68%) CCIE
5 466 (13.28%) MCSE
6 439 (12.51%) Degree
7 271 (7.73%) Security Cleared
8 241 (6.87%) CISSP
9 230 (6.56%) CCDP
10 208 (5.93%) MCSA
11 195 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 188 (5.36%) SC Cleared
13 186 (5.30%) JNCIA
14 143 (4.08%) JNCIS
15 121 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 118 (3.36%) JNCIP
17 112 (3.19%) CCSP
18 110 (3.14%) CISM
19 109 (3.11%) CCSA
20 80 (2.28%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (7.13%) SLA
2 230 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 91 (2.59%) GDPR
4 86 (2.45%) PCI DSS
5 81 (2.31%) ISO 9001
6 79 (2.25%) NIST
7 39 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 18 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 18 (0.51%) QA
9 16 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 14 (0.40%) COBIT
11 13 (0.37%) PMO
12 10 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 10 (0.29%) NCSC
13 9 (0.26%) ISO 22301
14 8 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.20%) NIST 800
15 7 (0.20%) RMADS
16 4 (0.11%) GPG13
17 3 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 553 (15.76%) Active Directory
2 419 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (5.64%) Hyper-V
4 71 (2.02%) XenApp
5 70 (2.00%) vSphere
6 64 (1.82%) VMware NSX
7 58 (1.65%) vCloud
7 58 (1.65%) XenDesktop
8 55 (1.57%) Docker
9 47 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
10 42 (1.20%) Firmware
11 26 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
13 14 (0.40%) NFS
14 12 (0.34%) ProxySG
15 11 (0.31%) BitLocker
15 11 (0.31%) VirtualBox
16 10 (0.29%) GlusterFS
16 10 (0.29%) Terminal Services
16 10 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 178 (5.07%) FortiGate
2 120 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 105 (2.99%) SCCM
4 90 (2.57%) Nagios
5 78 (2.22%) Ansible
6 73 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
7 59 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
8 50 (1.43%) Puppet
9 42 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
10 39 (1.11%) Kubernetes
10 39 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
11 37 (1.05%) vCenter Server
12 31 (0.88%) SCOM
13 29 (0.83%) Stealthwatch
14 28 (0.80%) Nessus
15 26 (0.74%) WSUS
16 18 (0.51%) ZABBIX
17 17 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
17 17 (0.48%) vRealize
18 16 (0.46%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2,541 (72.43%) Cisco
2 786 (22.41%) Microsoft
3 670 (19.10%) VMware
4 656 (18.70%) Juniper
5 552 (15.74%) Palo Alto
6 493 (14.05%) CheckPoint
7 321 (9.15%) F5
8 309 (8.81%) Citrix
9 287 (8.18%) Fortinet
10 275 (7.84%) Meraki
10 275 (7.84%) SolarWinds
11 270 (7.70%) HP
12 143 (4.08%) Dell
13 139 (3.96%) NetApp
14 126 (3.59%) Aruba
15 82 (2.34%) Blue Coat
16 75 (2.14%) Avaya
17 70 (2.00%) Brocade
18 68 (1.94%) Huawei
19 66 (1.88%) Mitel