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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 213 198 147
Rank change year-on-year -15 -51 -36
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 3,011 1,547 2,229
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.68% 2.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.47% 8.06% 11.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,495 1,178 1,806
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,000 £65,000 £69,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £77,500 £83,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +11.11%

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 40,282 19,199 19,969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.72% 20.90% 21.49%
Number of salaries quoted 16,882 12,424 14,986
10th Percentile £30,881 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,538 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -13 2,425 £55,000 +4.76% 225
UK excluding London +61 2,041 £50,000 +3.09% 166
Work from Home -63 873 £62,500 +13.64% 65
London -119 702 £65,000 +13.04% 71
North of England +63 575 £42,500 -5.56% 40
South East -25 413 £55,000 +4.76% 37
Midlands +62 394 £50,000 +5.26% 44
Yorkshire +81 260 £45,000 - 16
West Midlands +43 229 £47,500 -13.64% 32
North West -4 223 £51,250 +7.89% 19
Scotland +58 201 £62,500 +16.28% 7
South West -3 165 £48,750 -6.25% 16
East of England -42 157 £45,000 - 14
East Midlands +44 141 £45,500 +21.33% 12
Wales +33 94 £42,500 +13.33% 5
North East +31 92 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Northern Ireland +34 61 £41,875 +11.67% 3
Channel Islands -7 5 £50,000 -37.50%

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 2,217 (73.63%) Cisco
2 1,961 (65.13%) CCNA
3 1,285 (42.68%) Wireless
4 1,181 (39.22%) Linux
5 1,105 (36.70%) Firewall
6 1,027 (34.11%) CCNP
7 931 (30.92%) Network+ Certification
8 905 (30.06%) A+ Certification
9 882 (29.29%) Linux+ Certification
10 752 (24.98%) WAN
11 642 (21.32%) LAN
12 589 (19.56%) Azure
13 496 (16.47%) Microsoft
14 479 (15.91%) BGP
15 416 (13.82%) Palo Alto
16 415 (13.78%) ITIL
17 410 (13.62%) Social Skills
18 408 (13.55%) Windows
19 407 (13.52%) Data Centre
20 394 (13.09%) MPLS
21 366 (12.16%) VMware
22 361 (11.99%) Security Cleared
23 359 (11.92%) OSPF
24 349 (11.59%) VPN
25 348 (11.56%) CCIE
26 346 (11.49%) Network Security
27 341 (11.33%) TCP/IP
28 334 (11.09%) AWS
29 323 (10.73%) Cisco ASA
30 315 (10.46%) Cybersecurity

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 91 (3.02%) MS Exchange
2 48 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 32 (1.06%) Apache
4 21 (0.70%) Confluence
5 17 (0.56%) IIS
6 13 (0.43%) Jetty
7 10 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.100%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.100%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.100%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.100%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.100%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.066%) CMS
11 2 (0.066%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.033%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.033%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.033%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.033%) nginx
Applications
1 103 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 27 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.033%) Blender
5 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (0.43%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.23%) SAP GTS
3 5 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.033%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.033%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.033%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 589 (19.56%) Azure
2 334 (11.09%) AWS
3 266 (8.83%) Microsoft 365
4 95 (3.16%) GitHub
5 92 (3.06%) GCP
6 84 (2.79%) Serverless
7 67 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 55 (1.83%) GitHub Actions
8 55 (1.83%) IaaS
9 54 (1.79%) Azure Monitor
10 52 (1.73%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 52 (1.73%) Azure Data Factory
10 52 (1.73%) Azure Event Grid
10 52 (1.73%) Azure Functions
10 52 (1.73%) Azure Service Bus
10 52 (1.73%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 43 (1.43%) SaaS
12 25 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (0.80%) Azure Sentinel
14 22 (0.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1,285 (42.68%) Wireless
2 1,105 (36.70%) Firewall
3 752 (24.98%) WAN
4 642 (21.32%) LAN
5 479 (15.91%) BGP
6 394 (13.09%) MPLS
7 359 (11.92%) OSPF
8 349 (11.59%) VPN
9 346 (11.49%) Network Security
10 341 (11.33%) TCP/IP
11 323 (10.73%) Cisco ASA
12 302 (10.03%) DNS
13 268 (8.90%) Wi-Fi
14 245 (8.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 226 (7.51%) SD-WAN
16 212 (7.04%) DHCP
17 184 (6.11%) Internet
18 160 (5.31%) Cisco ISE
19 138 (4.58%) VoIP
20 137 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (2.23%) SQL Server
2 57 (1.89%) Big Data
3 56 (1.86%) Data Lake
4 31 (1.03%) MySQL
5 19 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (0.46%) InfluxDB
7 14 (0.46%) MariaDB
8 11 (0.37%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.20%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.17%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.100%) Amazon Athena
12 3 (0.100%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.100%) Electronic Patient Records
13 2 (0.066%) Redis
14 1 (0.033%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.033%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.033%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 66 (2.19%) JIRA
2 51 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 24 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 10 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.33%) Robot Framework
6 3 (0.100%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.066%) GitLab
7 2 (0.066%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.033%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.033%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.033%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.033%) CodeSonar
8 1 (0.033%) git-flow
8 1 (0.033%) Selenium
General
1 410 (13.62%) Social Skills
2 260 (8.64%) Finance
3 211 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 148 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 104 (3.45%) Organisational Skills
6 96 (3.19%) Documentation Skills
7 69 (2.29%) Legal
8 67 (2.23%) Public Sector
9 60 (1.99%) Banking
10 49 (1.63%) Presentation Skills
11 44 (1.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 41 (1.36%) Military
13 35 (1.16%) Retail
14 31 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
15 30 (1.00%) Games
15 30 (1.00%) Police
16 28 (0.93%) Aerospace
16 28 (0.93%) Law
17 18 (0.60%) Advertising
18 14 (0.46%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 882 (29.29%) IT Technician
2 881 (29.26%) Network Technician
2 881 (29.26%) Trainee
2 881 (29.26%) Trainee IT Technician
2 881 (29.26%) Trainee Technician
3 785 (26.07%) Network Engineer
4 237 (7.87%) Architect
5 195 (6.48%) Senior Network Engineer
6 173 (5.75%) Security Engineer
7 164 (5.45%) Network Architect
8 160 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 141 (4.68%) Cisco Engineer
10 128 (4.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 120 (3.99%) Consultant
12 110 (3.65%) IT Engineer
13 101 (3.35%) Analyst
14 90 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
15 86 (2.86%) Senior Security Engineer
16 83 (2.76%) Support Engineer
17 78 (2.59%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (2.66%) .NET
2 43 (1.43%) JSON
2 43 (1.43%) XML
3 23 (0.76%) RESTful
4 18 (0.60%) 802.1X
5 16 (0.53%) REST
5 16 (0.53%) Spine.js
6 13 (0.43%) Web Services
7 10 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (0.33%) SAML
8 8 (0.27%) LDAP
9 5 (0.17%) Jinja
9 5 (0.17%) LAMP
9 5 (0.17%) Middleware
9 5 (0.17%) YAML
10 4 (0.13%) CSS
11 3 (0.100%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.100%) HTML
11 3 (0.100%) OAuth
11 3 (0.100%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 407 (13.52%) Data Centre
2 100 (3.32%) Management Information System
3 98 (3.25%) Public Cloud
4 48 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 41 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
6 37 (1.23%) PKI
7 36 (1.20%) Cyberattack
8 32 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
9 30 (1.00%) Replication
10 27 (0.90%) Driving Licence
11 25 (0.83%) User Experience
12 24 (0.80%) NHS
12 24 (0.80%) Virtual Team
13 22 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (0.73%) IoT
14 18 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
15 17 (0.56%) Private Cloud
16 13 (0.43%) Cyber Defence
16 13 (0.43%) EPoS
16 13 (0.43%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1,181 (39.22%) Linux
2 408 (13.55%) Windows
3 224 (7.44%) Windows Server
4 86 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (2.82%) Unix
6 84 (2.79%) Windows 10
7 60 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 58 (1.93%) Windows Server 2019
9 35 (1.16%) Mac OS X
10 32 (1.06%) Android
10 32 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (1.03%) CentOS
12 24 (0.80%) Solaris
13 22 (0.73%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (0.56%) Mac OS
16 16 (0.53%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.40%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.17%) Debian
19 3 (0.100%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (13.78%) ITIL
2 315 (10.46%) Cybersecurity
3 273 (9.07%) Agile
4 245 (8.14%) Information Security
5 209 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 185 (6.14%) DevOps
7 176 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
8 171 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 166 (5.51%) Service Delivery
10 164 (5.45%) Network Design
11 163 (5.41%) Risk Management
12 162 (5.38%) Presales
13 157 (5.21%) Load Balancing
14 156 (5.18%) Project Delivery
15 154 (5.11%) Change Management
16 142 (4.72%) Network Architecture
17 139 (4.62%) Project Management
18 125 (4.15%) Analytics
19 120 (3.99%) SIEM
20 118 (3.92%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 297 (9.86%) Python
2 189 (6.28%) PowerShell
3 104 (3.45%) Bash
4 79 (2.62%) SQL
5 60 (1.99%) Java
6 55 (1.83%) Scala
7 29 (0.96%) Shell Script
8 22 (0.73%) Perl
9 12 (0.40%) C
10 9 (0.30%) C++
11 6 (0.20%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.20%) PHP
11 6 (0.20%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.100%) Go
12 3 (0.100%) Ruby
13 1 (0.033%) C#
13 1 (0.033%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.033%) Rust
13 1 (0.033%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,961 (65.13%) CCNA
2 1,027 (34.11%) CCNP
3 931 (30.92%) Network+ Certification
4 905 (30.06%) A+ Certification
5 882 (29.29%) Linux+ Certification
6 361 (11.99%) Security Cleared
7 348 (11.56%) CCIE
8 278 (9.23%) Degree
9 269 (8.93%) CISSP
10 257 (8.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 250 (8.30%) SC Cleared
12 229 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
13 178 (5.91%) MCSE
14 139 (4.62%) CCDP
15 128 (4.25%) DV Cleared
16 127 (4.22%) CCSP
17 103 (3.42%) JNCIA
18 95 (3.16%) CISM
19 73 (2.42%) CEH
20 67 (2.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (5.98%) SLA
2 107 (3.55%) NIST
3 105 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 65 (2.16%) GDPR
5 64 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 54 (1.79%) JSP 440
7 45 (1.49%) PCI DSS
8 40 (1.33%) GRC
9 30 (1.00%) IASME
10 26 (0.86%) NCSC
10 26 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.60%) COBIT
12 13 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.13%) HITRUST
14 4 (0.13%) QA
14 4 (0.13%) RMADS
15 3 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 3 (0.100%) PMO
16 2 (0.066%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 298 (9.90%) Active Directory
2 270 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 56 (1.86%) Docker
5 40 (1.33%) vSphere
6 34 (1.13%) VMware NSX
7 31 (1.03%) Firmware
8 30 (1.00%) ProxySG
8 30 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (0.66%) iptables
11 19 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (0.60%) XenApp
13 16 (0.53%) Snort
13 16 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.30%) Xen
16 8 (0.27%) LXC
16 8 (0.27%) VirtualBox
16 8 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 127 (4.22%) Ansible
2 117 (3.89%) FortiGate
3 95 (3.16%) Terraform
4 59 (1.96%) Kubernetes
5 42 (1.39%) CASB
6 41 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
7 37 (1.23%) Nagios
7 37 (1.23%) Puppet
8 36 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
9 35 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
10 33 (1.10%) vCenter Server
11 32 (1.06%) SCCM
12 31 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
13 20 (0.66%) ZABBIX
14 17 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
15 15 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
16 14 (0.46%) WSUS
17 13 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 13 (0.43%) Grafana
18 12 (0.40%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 2,217 (73.63%) Cisco
2 496 (16.47%) Microsoft
3 416 (13.82%) Palo Alto
4 366 (12.16%) VMware
5 281 (9.33%) Juniper
6 278 (9.23%) CheckPoint
7 258 (8.57%) Fortinet
8 235 (7.80%) F5
9 194 (6.44%) SolarWinds
10 184 (6.11%) Meraki
11 133 (4.42%) Aruba
12 131 (4.35%) Citrix
13 86 (2.86%) Apple
14 83 (2.76%) HP
15 67 (2.23%) Zscaler
16 58 (1.93%) Veeam
17 55 (1.83%) Databricks
18 53 (1.76%) Dell
19 51 (1.69%) Nokia
20 50 (1.66%) Riverbed