Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 147 87
Rank change year-on-year +8 -60 +3
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 3,723 4,090 5,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.46% 2.33% 3.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.11% 9.77% 12.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3,006 3,474 4,609
UK median annual salary £51,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £29,250 £26,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%

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 36,815 41,880 44,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.30% 23.85% 25.58%
Number of salaries quoted 26,867 32,479 35,085
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +10 3,532 £50,000 +11.11% 594
UK excluding London +15 2,388 £45,000 +5.88% 448
London +4 1,242 £60,000 +9.09% 189
South East -1 742 £50,000 +5.26% 126
North of England +50 582 £46,000 +21.85% 93
East of England +57 374 £38,316 -15.79% 52
Midlands +9 369 £45,000 +12.50% 87
North West +60 314 £60,000 +53.85% 42
West Midlands +26 257 £47,500 +18.75% 57
South West -31 226 £42,500 +1.19% 48
Yorkshire +19 211 £36,500 -8.75% 35
East Midlands -11 118 £41,250 +13.01% 30
Scotland -8 100 £62,500 +38.89% 25
North East +35 57 £62,500 +160.42% 16
Wales -60 12 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Northern Ireland -22 3 £33,750 +12.50% 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 2,898 (77.84%) Cisco
2 2,082 (55.92%) CCNP
3 2,037 (54.71%) CCNA
4 1,951 (52.40%) Firewall
5 1,291 (34.68%) WAN
6 1,036 (27.83%) LAN
7 909 (24.42%) Microsoft
8 874 (23.48%) CheckPoint
9 864 (23.21%) Windows
10 852 (22.88%) Network Security
11 832 (22.35%) VMware
12 822 (22.08%) Wireless
13 777 (20.87%) BGP
14 754 (20.25%) Data Centre
15 739 (19.85%) Juniper
16 736 (19.77%) CCIE
17 703 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
18 687 (18.45%) MPLS
19 664 (17.84%) OSPF
20 646 (17.35%) ITIL
21 625 (16.79%) Active Directory
22 616 (16.55%) VPN
22 616 (16.55%) Palo Alto
23 567 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
24 526 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
25 525 (14.10%) TCP/IP
26 520 (13.97%) Cisco Nexus
27 511 (13.73%) VoIP
28 503 (13.51%) F5
29 501 (13.46%) Linux

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
1 215 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 87 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (2.15%) Skype for Business
4 69 (1.85%) IIS
5 64 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 61 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (0.97%) Apache
8 33 (0.89%) CMS
8 33 (0.89%) WordPress
9 28 (0.75%) ExpressionEngine
9 28 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.21%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.21%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.19%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.13%) Joomla!
Applications
1 137 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 16 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.054%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.054%) CATIA
7 2 (0.054%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 27 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.054%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.054%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.054%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.027%) Cisco SocialMiner
5 1 (0.027%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.027%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 526 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 407 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
3 308 (8.27%) Office 365
4 55 (1.48%) SaaS
5 52 (1.40%) IaaS
6 48 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 28 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.67%) PaaS
9 12 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.30%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 9 (0.24%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.19%) OpenDNS
14 6 (0.16%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.081%) Akamai
16 3 (0.081%) G Suite
17 2 (0.054%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1,951 (52.40%) Firewall
2 1,291 (34.68%) WAN
3 1,036 (27.83%) LAN
4 852 (22.88%) Network Security
5 822 (22.08%) Wireless
6 777 (20.87%) BGP
7 703 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
8 687 (18.45%) MPLS
9 664 (17.84%) OSPF
10 616 (16.55%) VPN
11 525 (14.10%) TCP/IP
12 520 (13.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 511 (13.73%) VoIP
14 343 (9.21%) DNS
15 337 (9.05%) VLAN
16 297 (7.98%) EIGRP
17 293 (7.87%) IPsec
18 284 (7.63%) DHCP
19 282 (7.57%) Cisco IOS
20 271 (7.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 45 (1.21%) Big Data
3 29 (0.78%) MongoDB
3 29 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (0.73%) MySQL
5 22 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (0.32%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (0.21%) Apache Hive
9 8 (0.21%) Couchbase
10 6 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.16%) Power BI
11 5 (0.13%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.081%) Informix
12 3 (0.081%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.081%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.081%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.081%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 30 (0.81%) JIRA
3 16 (0.43%) Redmine
4 13 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.24%) Bitbucket
6 8 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (0.21%) CodeSonar
6 8 (0.21%) git-flow
6 8 (0.21%) Robot Framework
6 8 (0.21%) Selenium
7 6 (0.16%) Hudson
7 6 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.11%) Metasploit
9 3 (0.081%) Ant
10 2 (0.054%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.054%) NUnit
11 1 (0.027%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.027%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.027%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.027%) TeamCity
General
1 481 (12.92%) Finance
2 279 (7.49%) Telecoms
3 235 (6.31%) Retail
4 203 (5.45%) Banking
5 77 (2.07%) Advertising
6 65 (1.75%) Law
7 62 (1.67%) Legal
8 44 (1.18%) Publishing
9 37 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 27 (0.73%) Front Office
10 27 (0.73%) German Language
11 26 (0.70%) Italian Language
11 26 (0.70%) Marketing
12 25 (0.67%) French Language
13 21 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 20 (0.54%) Games
15 17 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.35%) Billing
17 9 (0.24%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,476 (39.65%) Network Engineer
2 404 (10.85%) Cisco Engineer
3 383 (10.29%) Analyst
4 321 (8.62%) Security Engineer
5 320 (8.60%) Architect
6 306 (8.22%) Senior Network Engineer
7 295 (7.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 287 (7.71%) Support Engineer
9 286 (7.68%) Consultant
10 232 (6.23%) Network Security Engineer
11 210 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 158 (4.24%) Network Architect
13 151 (4.06%) Security Analyst
14 138 (3.71%) Network Analyst
15 136 (3.65%) Network Support
16 126 (3.38%) Security Consultant
17 118 (3.17%) Security Manager
18 117 (3.14%) Network Support Engineer
19 114 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
20 110 (2.95%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (2.12%) 802.1X
2 51 (1.37%) XMPP
3 39 (1.05%) .NET
4 36 (0.97%) Node.js
5 30 (0.81%) SailPoint
6 26 (0.70%) .NET Framework
7 23 (0.62%) ASP.NET
8 19 (0.51%) Web Services
9 18 (0.48%) Entity Framework
10 17 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (0.43%) LAMP
12 12 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (0.32%) LDAP
12 12 (0.32%) REST
13 11 (0.30%) HTML
13 11 (0.30%) SOAP
14 10 (0.27%) Java EE
14 10 (0.27%) STL
14 10 (0.27%) Visualforce
15 8 (0.21%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 754 (20.25%) Data Centre
2 288 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 204 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
4 122 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 103 (2.77%) Security Operations Centre
6 64 (1.72%) Clustering
7 54 (1.45%) Driving Licence
8 51 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 47 (1.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 46 (1.24%) Cyberthreat
10 46 (1.24%) Private Cloud
11 42 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
12 39 (1.05%) e-Learning
12 39 (1.05%) PKI
13 35 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 32 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
15 29 (0.78%) CMDB
16 28 (0.75%) CESG
17 26 (0.70%) Wiki
18 25 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 864 (23.21%) Windows
2 501 (13.46%) Linux
3 475 (12.76%) Windows Server
4 216 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 151 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 95 (2.55%) Unix
7 83 (2.23%) Windows 10
8 72 (1.93%) Windows 7
9 52 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (0.94%) CentOS
11 32 (0.86%) Windows 8
12 25 (0.67%) Ubuntu
13 20 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 20 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (0.43%) Android
15 13 (0.35%) Windows XP
16 12 (0.32%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.30%) Kali Linux
18 10 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
19 9 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (17.35%) ITIL
2 467 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
3 399 (10.72%) Information Security
4 365 (9.80%) Presales
5 316 (8.49%) Cybersecurity
6 285 (7.66%) SIEM
7 270 (7.25%) Load Balancing
8 267 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 252 (6.77%) Network Management
10 242 (6.50%) Mentoring
11 216 (5.80%) Network Design
12 215 (5.77%) Incident Management
13 205 (5.51%) Change Management
14 195 (5.24%) Network Monitoring
15 179 (4.81%) Service Management
16 175 (4.70%) Penetration Testing
17 170 (4.57%) Risk Management
18 169 (4.54%) Agile Software Development
19 155 (4.16%) Service Delivery
20 149 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (4.97%) Python
2 158 (4.24%) SQL
3 154 (4.14%) PowerShell
4 67 (1.80%) Perl
5 66 (1.77%) Bash Shell
6 57 (1.53%) C
7 37 (0.99%) Shell Script
8 31 (0.83%) C#
8 31 (0.83%) Java
9 30 (0.81%) T-SQL
10 18 (0.48%) R
11 17 (0.46%) JavaScript
12 15 (0.40%) C++
13 14 (0.38%) PHP
14 12 (0.32%) Korn
15 10 (0.27%) Apex Code
15 10 (0.27%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.27%) SOQL
15 10 (0.27%) SOSL
15 10 (0.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2,082 (55.92%) CCNP
2 2,037 (54.71%) CCNA
3 736 (19.77%) CCIE
4 567 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 465 (12.49%) CISSP
6 463 (12.44%) Degree
7 433 (11.63%) MCSE
8 286 (7.68%) Security Cleared
9 278 (7.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 246 (6.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 215 (5.77%) CEH
12 194 (5.21%) CCDP
13 187 (5.02%) SC Cleared
14 147 (3.95%) CCSP
15 143 (3.84%) MCSA
15 143 (3.84%) SSCP
16 138 (3.71%) MCP
17 134 (3.60%) CISM
18 133 (3.57%) GIAC
19 123 (3.30%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 216 (5.80%) SLA
3 70 (1.88%) GDPR
4 66 (1.77%) PCI DSS
5 43 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 41 (1.10%) QA
7 32 (0.86%) PMO
8 29 (0.78%) ISO 9001
9 28 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 25 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 24 (0.64%) Data Quality
12 8 (0.21%) NIST 800
13 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 3 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.054%) GPG13
15 2 (0.054%) ISO 31000
15 2 (0.054%) SAS 70
16 1 (0.027%) Government Security Classifications
16 1 (0.027%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 1 (0.027%) PSD2
System Software
1 625 (16.79%) Active Directory
2 497 (13.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 207 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 148 (3.98%) vSphere
5 93 (2.50%) VMware NSX
6 73 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (1.10%) XenApp
8 35 (0.94%) XenDesktop
9 30 (0.81%) Firmware
10 24 (0.64%) Docker
10 24 (0.64%) NFS
11 20 (0.54%) vCloud
12 19 (0.51%) Samba
13 17 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
14 15 (0.40%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.35%) ProxySG
15 13 (0.35%) Snort
16 11 (0.30%) VMware Server
17 10 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
18 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 145 (3.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 102 (2.74%) Nagios
3 96 (2.58%) Ansible
4 95 (2.55%) Stealthwatch
5 92 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
6 79 (2.12%) Cisco UCCX
7 74 (1.99%) SCCM
8 59 (1.58%) vCenter Server
9 54 (1.45%) Cisco UCCE
10 50 (1.34%) FortiGate
11 46 (1.24%) Nessus
12 45 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
13 43 (1.15%) Backup Exec
14 41 (1.10%) Puppet
15 31 (0.83%) RSA Security Analytics
16 28 (0.75%) AirWatch
17 22 (0.59%) QRadar
18 21 (0.56%) Cacti
18 21 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 20 (0.54%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 2,898 (77.84%) Cisco
2 909 (24.42%) Microsoft
3 874 (23.48%) CheckPoint
4 832 (22.35%) VMware
5 739 (19.85%) Juniper
6 616 (16.55%) Palo Alto
7 503 (13.51%) F5
8 322 (8.65%) SolarWinds
9 288 (7.74%) Citrix
10 284 (7.63%) Meraki
11 257 (6.90%) HP
12 250 (6.72%) Fortinet
13 193 (5.18%) NetApp
14 147 (3.95%) Dell
15 136 (3.65%) Symantec
16 128 (3.44%) Aruba
17 124 (3.33%) Splunk
18 114 (3.06%) EMC
19 103 (2.77%) Riverbed
20 91 (2.44%) Blue Coat