Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 156 130
Rank change year-on-year +64 -26 -37
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 4,633 3,621 4,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.31% 2.19% 2.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.12% 9.28% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3,388 2,934 4,053
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,075 £25,800
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 32,821 39,001 43,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.44% 23.59% 24.51%
Number of salaries quoted 23,835 28,921 33,066
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £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 23 September 2019.

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 September 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 +70 4,414 £47,500 - 498
UK excluding London +71 3,362 £45,000 - 375
North of England +113 1,267 £40,000 -8.57% 89
London +26 1,150 £55,000 - 146
South East +66 980 £52,500 +16.67% 137
Yorkshire +144 958 £40,000 -4.19% 26
Midlands +26 408 £50,000 +11.11% 59
East of England +51 372 £45,000 +5.88% 35
West Midlands +35 281 £51,500 -1.90% 30
North West +1 273 £47,500 +5.56% 54
South West -19 227 £45,000 +5.88% 33
East Midlands +9 127 £42,500 +6.25% 29
Scotland +3 64 £44,000 +3.53% 15
North East +44 36 £41,708 -12.19% 9
Wales +5 26 £31,000 -34.74% 8
Isle of Man +9 10 £55,500 -
Northern Ireland -2 8 £37,500 +7.14%
Channel Islands +9 6 £30,000 +1.69%

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3,335 (71.98%) Cisco
2 2,943 (63.52%) CCNA
3 2,865 (61.84%) CCNP
4 2,386 (51.50%) Firewall
5 1,892 (40.84%) WAN
6 1,301 (28.08%) MPLS
7 1,226 (26.46%) LAN
8 1,154 (24.91%) Network Security
9 1,073 (23.16%) VPN
10 1,067 (23.03%) Data Centre
11 1,051 (22.69%) BGP
12 1,000 (21.58%) Cisco ASA
13 968 (20.89%) OSPF
14 957 (20.66%) VMware
15 948 (20.46%) Windows
16 940 (20.29%) Microsoft
17 901 (19.45%) Linux
18 860 (18.56%) ITIL
19 841 (18.15%) Wireless
20 830 (17.91%) DNS
21 792 (17.09%) Palo Alto
22 782 (16.88%) Azure
23 773 (16.68%) Microsoft Certification
24 771 (16.64%) Cisco Nexus
25 712 (15.37%) Presales
26 708 (15.28%) Juniper
27 686 (14.81%) Active Directory
28 664 (14.33%) CheckPoint
29 652 (14.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
30 646 (13.94%) Network Design

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
1 167 (3.60%) MS Exchange
2 139 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 123 (2.65%) Skype for Business
4 63 (1.36%) IIS
5 48 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 44 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 42 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 42 (0.91%) OpenStack
8 40 (0.86%) Apache Spark
9 36 (0.78%) Confluence
10 25 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (0.30%) Apache
12 7 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.11%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.086%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.065%) CMS
16 3 (0.065%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.043%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.043%) nginx
Applications
1 142 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 121 (2.61%) MS Visio
3 49 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 33 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 23 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.043%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.043%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.022%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 1 (0.022%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.022%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 782 (16.88%) Azure
2 461 (9.95%) AWS
3 434 (9.37%) Office 365
4 91 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 75 (1.62%) GCP
6 61 (1.32%) OpenShift
7 49 (1.06%) SaaS
8 43 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 41 (0.88%) IaaS
10 34 (0.73%) OneDrive
11 28 (0.60%) PaaS
12 25 (0.54%) Azure Stack
13 16 (0.35%) G Suite
14 10 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.17%) Mimecast
16 6 (0.13%) GitHub
17 5 (0.11%) Power Platform
17 5 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 4 (0.086%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 3 (0.065%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 2,386 (51.50%) Firewall
2 1,892 (40.84%) WAN
3 1,301 (28.08%) MPLS
4 1,226 (26.46%) LAN
5 1,154 (24.91%) Network Security
6 1,073 (23.16%) VPN
7 1,051 (22.69%) BGP
8 1,000 (21.58%) Cisco ASA
9 968 (20.89%) OSPF
10 841 (18.15%) Wireless
11 830 (17.91%) DNS
12 771 (16.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 601 (12.97%) TCP/IP
14 554 (11.96%) IPsec
15 501 (10.81%) Internet
16 478 (10.32%) Broadband
17 454 (9.80%) VoIP
18 437 (9.43%) ADSL
19 426 (9.19%) DHCP
20 417 (9.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 53 (1.14%) Big Data
3 24 (0.52%) MySQL
4 20 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (0.15%) Data Lake
9 6 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.11%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (0.11%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.11%) Power BI
11 3 (0.065%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.065%) Ingres
11 3 (0.065%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.043%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.043%) MS Access
12 2 (0.043%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 82 (1.77%) JIRA
2 64 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 53 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 39 (0.84%) Bitbucket
4 39 (0.84%) git-flow
5 33 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 28 (0.60%) TestRail
7 25 (0.54%) Zephyr
8 23 (0.50%) Jenkins
9 14 (0.30%) Subversion
10 12 (0.26%) SonarQube
11 7 (0.15%) Maven
12 6 (0.13%) Ant
12 6 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.11%) Metasploit
13 5 (0.11%) WinDbg
14 4 (0.086%) Fiddler
14 4 (0.086%) JUnit
15 3 (0.065%) Axure RP
15 3 (0.065%) Robot Framework
General
1 496 (10.71%) Finance
2 482 (10.40%) Telecoms
3 178 (3.84%) Public Sector
3 178 (3.84%) Retail
4 136 (2.94%) Banking
5 69 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 56 (1.21%) Marketing
7 48 (1.04%) German Language
8 45 (0.97%) Italian Language
9 44 (0.95%) Aerospace
9 44 (0.95%) Legal
10 35 (0.76%) Law
11 34 (0.73%) Electronics
12 26 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 26 (0.56%) Games
13 25 (0.54%) Advertising
14 18 (0.39%) French Language
15 17 (0.37%) Back Office
16 14 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,078 (44.85%) Network Engineer
2 535 (11.55%) Cisco Engineer
3 523 (11.29%) Security Engineer
4 456 (9.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 449 (9.69%) Consultant
6 439 (9.48%) Network Security Engineer
7 437 (9.43%) Analyst
8 347 (7.49%) Architect
9 326 (7.04%) Senior Network Engineer
10 278 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 253 (5.46%) Support Engineer
12 247 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 231 (4.99%) Support Analyst
14 223 (4.81%) Cisco Security Engineer
15 221 (4.77%) Network Consultant
16 214 (4.62%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 205 (4.42%) Technical Support
18 194 (4.19%) Project Engineer
19 172 (3.71%) Technical Analyst
20 167 (3.60%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (1.71%) 802.1X
2 51 (1.10%) .NET
3 50 (1.08%) Web Services
4 45 (0.97%) ASP.NET
5 42 (0.91%) REST
6 40 (0.86%) LDAP
7 39 (0.84%) AngularJS
7 39 (0.84%) GraphQL
7 39 (0.84%) Kafka
7 39 (0.84%) Node.js
7 39 (0.84%) React
7 39 (0.84%) Spring
7 39 (0.84%) Spring MVC
7 39 (0.84%) Vue.js
8 20 (0.43%) XMPP
9 13 (0.28%) Flash
10 10 (0.22%) LAMP
11 8 (0.17%) HTML
12 7 (0.15%) CSS
12 7 (0.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,067 (23.03%) Data Centre
2 544 (11.74%) Management Information System
3 265 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
4 126 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
5 114 (2.46%) Public Cloud
6 99 (2.14%) Driving Licence
7 95 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 40 (0.86%) User Experience
9 39 (0.84%) PKI
9 39 (0.84%) Replication
10 38 (0.82%) Private Cloud
11 36 (0.78%) e-Learning
12 34 (0.73%) Clustering
13 31 (0.67%) CESG
14 29 (0.63%) Virtual Team
14 29 (0.63%) Wiki
15 26 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
16 25 (0.54%) IPTV
17 24 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
18 21 (0.45%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 948 (20.46%) Windows
2 901 (19.45%) Linux
3 517 (11.16%) Windows Server
4 509 (10.99%) Unix
5 210 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 195 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 169 (3.65%) Windows 10
8 124 (2.68%) Windows 7
9 79 (1.71%) CentOS
10 52 (1.12%) Mac OS
11 50 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 48 (1.04%) Android
13 47 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
14 45 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 43 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 39 (0.84%) Ubuntu
17 32 (0.69%) Debian
18 30 (0.65%) Mac OS X
18 30 (0.65%) Solaris
19 19 (0.41%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 860 (18.56%) ITIL
2 712 (15.37%) Presales
3 646 (13.94%) Network Design
4 558 (12.04%) Network Management
5 520 (11.22%) Service Delivery
6 441 (9.52%) Change Control
7 406 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
8 373 (8.05%) Product Management
9 340 (7.34%) Information Security
10 315 (6.80%) Validation
11 310 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 306 (6.60%) Cybersecurity
13 294 (6.35%) Network Monitoring
14 293 (6.32%) Load Balancing
15 281 (6.07%) Project Delivery
16 247 (5.33%) Mentoring
17 235 (5.07%) Project Management
18 213 (4.60%) Change Management
19 204 (4.40%) Migration
20 195 (4.21%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 491 (10.60%) Python
2 360 (7.77%) Bash Shell
3 340 (7.34%) Perl
4 211 (4.55%) SQL
5 170 (3.67%) PowerShell
6 126 (2.72%) C
7 46 (0.99%) PHP
8 42 (0.91%) JavaScript
9 36 (0.78%) C#
10 34 (0.73%) Java
11 31 (0.67%) C++
11 31 (0.67%) Shell Script
12 14 (0.30%) Ruby
13 12 (0.26%) VBScript
14 9 (0.19%) R
15 6 (0.13%) Ada
16 3 (0.065%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.043%) Tcl
18 1 (0.022%) Objective-C
18 1 (0.022%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,943 (63.52%) CCNA
2 2,865 (61.84%) CCNP
3 773 (16.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 601 (12.97%) MCSE
5 600 (12.95%) CCIE
6 525 (11.33%) Degree
7 342 (7.38%) CISSP
8 329 (7.10%) Security Cleared
9 300 (6.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 275 (5.94%) CCDP
11 243 (5.24%) MCSA
12 206 (4.45%) SC Cleared
13 184 (3.97%) JNCIA
14 164 (3.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 164 (3.54%) JNCIP
15 163 (3.52%) MCITP
16 161 (3.48%) CCSP
17 152 (3.28%) JNCIS
18 142 (3.06%) CCSA
19 125 (2.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 652 (14.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 464 (10.02%) ISO 9001
3 274 (5.91%) SLA
4 102 (2.20%) PCI DSS
5 70 (1.51%) GDPR
6 65 (1.40%) NIST
7 60 (1.30%) ISO 22301
8 41 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
9 36 (0.78%) PMO
10 34 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 27 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 23 (0.50%) COBIT
13 21 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 18 (0.39%) QA
15 16 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 16 (0.35%) NCSC
16 14 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 9 (0.19%) MiFID
17 9 (0.19%) NIST 800
18 6 (0.13%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 686 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 607 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 268 (5.78%) Hyper-V
4 209 (4.51%) vCloud
5 108 (2.33%) XenApp
6 79 (1.71%) XenDesktop
7 78 (1.68%) vSphere
8 73 (1.58%) Docker
9 69 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
10 57 (1.23%) VMware NSX
11 33 (0.71%) Firmware
12 28 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
13 25 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
13 25 (0.54%) NFS
13 25 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (0.26%) ISA Server
15 11 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.22%) DRBD
16 10 (0.22%) GlusterFS
17 9 (0.19%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 444 (9.58%) FortiGate
2 391 (8.44%) Nagios
3 152 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 145 (3.13%) SCCM
5 133 (2.87%) Cisco Prime
6 73 (1.58%) Ansible
7 70 (1.51%) Kubernetes
8 60 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
9 59 (1.27%) Puppet
10 52 (1.12%) Stealthwatch
11 49 (1.06%) SCOM
12 37 (0.80%) WSUS
13 34 (0.73%) Nessus
14 31 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
15 30 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
16 29 (0.63%) vCenter Server
17 28 (0.60%) SCOrch
18 27 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 24 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
20 23 (0.50%) Cacti
Vendors
1 3,335 (71.98%) Cisco
2 957 (20.66%) VMware
3 940 (20.29%) Microsoft
4 792 (17.09%) Palo Alto
5 708 (15.28%) Juniper
6 664 (14.33%) CheckPoint
7 645 (13.92%) Fortinet
8 428 (9.24%) Citrix
9 418 (9.02%) Meraki
10 398 (8.59%) F5
11 296 (6.39%) HP
12 257 (5.55%) SolarWinds
13 216 (4.66%) Aruba
14 204 (4.40%) Dell
15 198 (4.27%) NetApp
16 120 (2.59%) Huawei
17 105 (2.27%) Brocade
18 103 (2.22%) Polycom
19 91 (1.96%) EMC
20 88 (1.90%) Avaya