Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 254 134 101
Rank change year-on-year -120 -33 +57
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,679 1,200 4,269
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 2.46% 3.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.18% 11.47% 13.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,341 972 3,219
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,250 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.48% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £100,000 £76,312
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 27,183 10,462 31,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.62% 21.41% 23.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15,108 8,066 23,464
10th Percentile £31,076 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.54% +8.33% -

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 24 October 2021.

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 October 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 -137 1,470 £52,500 - 359
UK excluding London -75 946 £47,500 +5.56% 276
London -169 574 £62,500 -10.71% 106
Work from Home -96 377 £56,250 +12.50% 48
South East -60 319 £50,000 - 79
North of England -84 188 £45,000 - 69
Midlands -83 173 £45,000 +5.88% 51
East of England -54 130 £42,500 -10.53% 25
North West -66 104 £50,000 +11.11% 38
West Midlands -90 96 £50,500 +14.77% 35
South West -76 91 £50,500 +14.12% 28
Yorkshire -57 86 £42,000 -1.18% 18
East Midlands -43 76 £42,500 +3.03% 16
Scotland -66 42 £52,500 - 15
Wales -36 32 £45,000 - 8
North East -29 18 £45,000 +16.13% 13
Northern Ireland -42 2 £60,500 +0.83% 1

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1,099 (65.46%) Cisco
2 929 (55.33%) CCNA
3 826 (49.20%) CCNP
4 767 (45.68%) Firewall
5 496 (29.54%) Azure
6 462 (27.52%) WAN
7 448 (26.68%) Microsoft
8 398 (23.70%) LAN
9 368 (21.92%) Social Skills
10 358 (21.32%) Windows
11 330 (19.65%) VPN
12 328 (19.54%) Data Centre
13 327 (19.48%) BGP
14 323 (19.24%) ITIL
15 313 (18.64%) VMware
16 280 (16.68%) Microsoft 365
17 279 (16.62%) OSPF
18 278 (16.56%) AWS
19 276 (16.44%) Palo Alto
20 262 (15.60%) Active Directory
21 260 (15.49%) MPLS
22 254 (15.13%) Wireless
23 244 (14.53%) CCIE
24 231 (13.76%) Network Security
25 225 (13.40%) CISSP
26 215 (12.81%) Juniper
27 214 (12.75%) Linux
28 207 (12.33%) CheckPoint
29 203 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
30 201 (11.97%) 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 82 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.16%) MS Exchange
3 26 (1.55%) IIS
4 17 (1.01%) Apache Spark
5 16 (0.95%) Apache
6 11 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.36%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.24%) SAS
10 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.12%) Confluence
12 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.060%) nginx
12 1 (0.060%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 88 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.36%) MicroStation
5 6 (0.36%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.30%) SAP Business One
2 4 (0.24%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.060%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 496 (29.54%) Azure
2 280 (16.68%) Microsoft 365
3 278 (16.56%) AWS
4 72 (4.29%) GCP
5 61 (3.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 49 (2.92%) GitHub
7 47 (2.80%) Serverless
8 39 (2.32%) IaaS
9 37 (2.20%) SaaS
10 34 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
11 29 (1.73%) Amazon S3
11 29 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
12 28 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 28 (1.67%) Amazon EKS
12 28 (1.67%) Amazon EMR
12 28 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
12 28 (1.67%) AWS CloudTrail
13 27 (1.61%) Mimecast
13 27 (1.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 767 (45.68%) Firewall
2 462 (27.52%) WAN
3 398 (23.70%) LAN
4 330 (19.65%) VPN
5 327 (19.48%) BGP
6 279 (16.62%) OSPF
7 260 (15.49%) MPLS
8 254 (15.13%) Wireless
9 231 (13.76%) Network Security
10 195 (11.61%) TCP/IP
11 193 (11.49%) VLAN
12 181 (10.78%) DNS
13 177 (10.54%) Cisco ASA
14 149 (8.87%) Wi-Fi
15 142 (8.46%) Cisco Nexus
16 138 (8.22%) VoIP
17 136 (8.10%) DHCP
18 113 (6.73%) SAN
19 105 (6.25%) SD-WAN
20 100 (5.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.32%) Big Data
3 35 (2.08%) Data Lake
4 32 (1.91%) Amazon Redshift
5 30 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
6 28 (1.67%) Amazon Athena
6 28 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 26 (1.55%) Electronic Patient Records
8 13 (0.77%) MySQL
9 11 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (0.42%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.36%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.36%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2019
14 3 (0.18%) MongoDB
15 2 (0.12%) DB2
15 2 (0.12%) NoSQL
15 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (1.97%) JIRA
2 29 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
3 21 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.19%) Selenium
5 17 (1.01%) kappa
6 12 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (0.48%) SonarQube
7 8 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.18%) Cypress.io
8 3 (0.18%) GitLab
8 3 (0.18%) JMeter
8 3 (0.18%) Postman
8 3 (0.18%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.12%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.060%) Ant
10 1 (0.060%) Maven
10 1 (0.060%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.060%) TeamCity
General
1 368 (21.92%) Social Skills
2 201 (11.97%) Finance
3 138 (8.22%) Telecoms
4 92 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (3.75%) Public Sector
6 58 (3.45%) Banking
7 42 (2.50%) Organisational Skills
8 40 (2.38%) Manufacturing
9 39 (2.32%) Documentation Skills
10 33 (1.97%) Presentation Skills
11 32 (1.91%) Law
11 32 (1.91%) Legal
12 28 (1.67%) Marketing
13 27 (1.61%) Retail
14 25 (1.49%) Aerospace
15 21 (1.25%) Military
16 19 (1.13%) Games
17 18 (1.07%) Advertising
18 14 (0.83%) Influencing Skills
19 13 (0.77%) French Language
Job Titles
1 647 (38.53%) Network Engineer
2 153 (9.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 151 (8.99%) Consultant
4 143 (8.52%) Architect
5 129 (7.68%) Cisco Engineer
6 119 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 112 (6.67%) Security Engineer
8 105 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 100 (5.96%) Support Engineer
10 96 (5.72%) Analyst
11 74 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
12 66 (3.93%) Security Consultant
13 55 (3.28%) IT Engineer
14 48 (2.86%) Network Architect
15 47 (2.80%) Network Consultant
15 47 (2.80%) Security Architect
16 44 (2.62%) Network Security Engineer
17 40 (2.38%) IT Support
18 39 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
19 38 (2.26%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.67%) Kafka
2 20 (1.19%) .NET
2 20 (1.19%) 802.1X
3 16 (0.95%) XML
4 14 (0.83%) JSON
4 14 (0.83%) XMPP
5 13 (0.77%) RESTful
5 13 (0.77%) Web Services
6 11 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
6 11 (0.66%) OAuth
7 9 (0.54%) SAML
8 7 (0.42%) SOAP
9 6 (0.36%) CSS
9 6 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (0.36%) HTML
10 4 (0.24%) ISPF
10 4 (0.24%) LDAP
10 4 (0.24%) OpenID
11 3 (0.18%) REST
12 2 (0.12%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 328 (19.54%) Data Centre
2 90 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 88 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
4 72 (4.29%) Public Cloud
5 33 (1.97%) Driving Licence
6 32 (1.91%) Private Cloud
7 31 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 30 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
9 21 (1.25%) Fibre Optics
10 20 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
11 18 (1.07%) PKI
11 18 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
12 17 (1.01%) Blog
13 15 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 15 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (0.77%) User Experience
15 11 (0.66%) BYOD
16 9 (0.54%) HP Storage
17 8 (0.48%) Cyberthreat
17 8 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 358 (21.32%) Windows
2 214 (12.75%) Linux
3 195 (11.61%) Windows Server
4 61 (3.63%) Windows 10
5 51 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (2.80%) Unix
6 47 (2.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 45 (2.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 36 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (1.31%) Android
10 21 (1.25%) CentOS
11 20 (1.19%) Mac OS X
12 19 (1.13%) Windows 7
13 17 (1.01%) VyOS
14 15 (0.89%) Solaris
15 14 (0.83%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.71%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.42%) CatOS
19 6 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (19.24%) ITIL
2 197 (11.73%) Cybersecurity
3 178 (10.60%) Network Design
4 172 (10.24%) Information Security
4 172 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
5 167 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 139 (8.28%) Change Management
7 135 (8.04%) Project Management
8 125 (7.44%) DevOps
9 119 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
10 110 (6.55%) Project Delivery
11 104 (6.19%) Mentoring
12 103 (6.13%) Presales
13 95 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
14 89 (5.30%) Risk Management
15 85 (5.06%) Computer Science
16 84 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
16 84 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
16 84 (5.00%) SIEM
17 76 (4.53%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 158 (9.41%) Python
2 129 (7.68%) PowerShell
3 80 (4.76%) SQL
4 62 (3.69%) Bash Shell
5 51 (3.04%) Java
6 35 (2.08%) Scala
7 28 (1.67%) C#
8 20 (1.19%) C
9 9 (0.54%) Perl
10 8 (0.48%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.48%) PHP
11 5 (0.30%) C++
11 5 (0.30%) Ruby
12 4 (0.24%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.12%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.060%) R
14 1 (0.060%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 929 (55.33%) CCNA
2 826 (49.20%) CCNP
3 244 (14.53%) CCIE
4 225 (13.40%) CISSP
5 203 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 198 (11.79%) Degree
7 160 (9.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 140 (8.34%) MCSE
9 135 (8.04%) Security Cleared
10 100 (5.96%) SC Cleared
11 87 (5.18%) CISM
12 82 (4.88%) MCSA
13 80 (4.76%) CCSP
14 73 (4.35%) CCDP
15 71 (4.23%) JNCIA
16 49 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 47 (2.80%) AWS Certification
18 46 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
19 43 (2.56%) CEH
19 43 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (7.80%) SLA
2 114 (6.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (4.88%) GDPR
3 82 (4.88%) NIST
4 59 (3.51%) PCI DSS
5 27 (1.61%) NCSC
6 23 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (0.95%) QA
8 15 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.83%) GRC
10 13 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 13 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 12 (0.71%) ISO 9001
12 11 (0.66%) IASME
13 9 (0.54%) ISO 31000
14 8 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
15 5 (0.30%) RMADS
15 5 (0.30%) SOC 2
16 4 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 3 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 262 (15.60%) Active Directory
2 200 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.38%) vSphere
5 36 (2.14%) Docker
6 28 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (1.25%) Firmware
7 21 (1.25%) VMware NSX
8 15 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.71%) XenApp
10 11 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.60%) ISA Server
12 9 (0.54%) ProxySG
13 8 (0.48%) Terminal Server
14 6 (0.36%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.12%) Squid
17 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 90 (5.36%) Ansible
2 72 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 56 (3.34%) Terraform
4 47 (2.80%) Cisco CUCM
5 42 (2.50%) Kubernetes
6 41 (2.44%) SCCM
7 39 (2.32%) Nagios
8 32 (1.91%) Cisco Prime
9 26 (1.55%) CASB
10 25 (1.49%) Puppet
11 23 (1.37%) FortiGate
12 21 (1.25%) WSUS
13 20 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
14 18 (1.07%) vCenter Server
15 16 (0.95%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 16 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
16 15 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
17 14 (0.83%) Nessus
18 12 (0.71%) QRadar
19 10 (0.60%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1,099 (65.46%) Cisco
2 448 (26.68%) Microsoft
3 313 (18.64%) VMware
4 276 (16.44%) Palo Alto
5 215 (12.81%) Juniper
6 207 (12.33%) CheckPoint
7 151 (8.99%) F5
7 151 (8.99%) Meraki
8 150 (8.93%) SolarWinds
9 121 (7.21%) Fortinet
10 96 (5.72%) HP
11 89 (5.30%) Aruba
12 88 (5.24%) Citrix
13 53 (3.16%) Dell
14 49 (2.92%) Veeam
15 45 (2.68%) Google
16 42 (2.50%) Apple
17 38 (2.26%) Splunk
18 37 (2.20%) Avaya
19 35 (2.08%) Databricks