Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 142 86
Rank change year-on-year -9 -56 +8
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 3,579 4,343 6,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.25% 2.43% 3.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.49% 10.12% 12.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,896 3,764 5,136
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £68,750
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 37,703 42,906 48,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.04% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 27,735 32,987 39,073
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 £81,250 £77,500 £77,450
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 2018. 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 -12 3,368 £50,000 +11.11% 573
UK excluding London -14 2,220 £45,000 +5.88% 419
London +4 1,248 £57,000 +5.80% 178
South East -25 671 £50,000 +11.11% 121
North of England -25 477 £47,500 +25.00% 87
East of England +35 397 £40,000 -11.11% 61
Midlands -7 346 £45,000 +12.50% 61
North West +14 310 £52,500 +34.62% 39
South West -7 249 £42,500 +6.25% 65
West Midlands +13 221 £50,000 +21.95% 36
Yorkshire -73 134 £42,500 +6.25% 38
East Midlands +5 132 £40,500 +14.08% 25
Scotland -12 90 £50,000 +5.26% 10
North East -7 33 £40,000 +66.67% 10
Wales -53 21 £47,500 +18.75% 10
Channel Islands -6 2 £29,750 -54.23%
Northern Ireland -14 2 - - 4
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 2,659 (74.29%) Cisco
2 1,988 (55.55%) CCNP
3 1,973 (55.13%) CCNA
4 1,842 (51.47%) Firewall
5 1,163 (32.50%) WAN
6 936 (26.15%) LAN
7 917 (25.62%) Windows
8 910 (25.43%) Microsoft
9 818 (22.86%) VMware
10 775 (21.65%) CheckPoint
11 736 (20.56%) Wireless
12 735 (20.54%) Data Centre
13 725 (20.26%) BGP
14 719 (20.09%) Network Security
15 696 (19.45%) Juniper
16 676 (18.89%) CCIE
17 654 (18.27%) Cisco ASA
18 641 (17.91%) MPLS
19 617 (17.24%) OSPF
19 617 (17.24%) Active Directory
20 606 (16.93%) ITIL
21 563 (15.73%) VPN
22 557 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
23 540 (15.09%) F5
24 538 (15.03%) Cisco Nexus
25 537 (15.00%) TCP/IP
26 531 (14.84%) Linux
27 514 (14.36%) VMware Infrastructure
28 500 (13.97%) Degree
29 480 (13.41%) Palo Alto

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
1 218 (6.09%) MS Exchange
2 104 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 98 (2.74%) Skype for Business
4 74 (2.07%) SharePoint
5 73 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 63 (1.76%) IIS
7 36 (1.01%) Apache
8 32 (0.89%) CMS
9 30 (0.84%) Apache Pig
10 26 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
11 25 (0.70%) WordPress
12 22 (0.61%) Tomcat
13 18 (0.50%) OpenStack
14 16 (0.45%) ExpressionEngine
15 14 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
17 9 (0.25%) Joomla!
18 6 (0.17%) WebLogic
19 5 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 142 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 18 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.084%) CATIA
7 3 (0.084%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.056%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 18 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.084%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.084%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.028%) assyst
4 1 (0.028%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 447 (12.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 367 (10.25%) Amazon AWS
3 317 (8.86%) Office 365
4 50 (1.40%) IaaS
4 50 (1.40%) SaaS
5 30 (0.84%) PaaS
6 29 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.50%) Mimecast
9 14 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.28%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 9 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.20%) OpenDNS
14 6 (0.17%) G Suite
15 5 (0.14%) Akamai
16 4 (0.11%) Route 53
17 3 (0.084%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,842 (51.47%) Firewall
2 1,163 (32.50%) WAN
3 936 (26.15%) LAN
4 736 (20.56%) Wireless
5 725 (20.26%) BGP
6 719 (20.09%) Network Security
7 654 (18.27%) Cisco ASA
8 641 (17.91%) MPLS
9 617 (17.24%) OSPF
10 563 (15.73%) VPN
11 538 (15.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 537 (15.00%) TCP/IP
13 403 (11.26%) VoIP
14 398 (11.12%) DNS
15 301 (8.41%) DHCP
16 293 (8.19%) Wi-Fi
17 268 (7.49%) VLAN
18 266 (7.43%) Cisco IOS
19 249 (6.96%) EIGRP
20 242 (6.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 66 (1.84%) Big Data
3 56 (1.56%) MySQL
4 31 (0.87%) Hadoop
5 30 (0.84%) Apache Hive
6 28 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 24 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (0.56%) MongoDB
9 16 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.22%) Couchbase
13 7 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.17%) Cognos Impromptu
15 5 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.084%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 2 (0.056%) Crystal Reports
17 2 (0.056%) PostgreSQL
18 1 (0.028%) Informix
18 1 (0.028%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 73 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 54 (1.51%) JIRA
3 35 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 34 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 34 (0.95%) Selenium
5 31 (0.87%) Bitbucket
6 30 (0.84%) CodeSonar
6 30 (0.84%) git-flow
6 30 (0.84%) Robot Framework
7 17 (0.47%) Redmine
8 12 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.20%) Metasploit
10 6 (0.17%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.14%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.11%) Hudson
13 3 (0.084%) Vagrant
14 2 (0.056%) Ant
14 2 (0.056%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.056%) GitLab
14 2 (0.056%) NUnit
General
1 437 (12.21%) Finance
2 360 (10.06%) Telecoms
3 299 (8.35%) Retail
4 202 (5.64%) Banking
5 67 (1.87%) Advertising
6 62 (1.73%) Legal
7 55 (1.54%) Law
8 40 (1.12%) German Language
8 40 (1.12%) Italian Language
9 37 (1.03%) French Language
10 36 (1.01%) Marketing
11 33 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 29 (0.81%) Publishing
13 24 (0.67%) Games
14 20 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 19 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 19 (0.53%) Spanish Language
16 17 (0.47%) Front Office
17 14 (0.39%) Electronics
17 14 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,397 (39.03%) Network Engineer
2 390 (10.90%) Cisco Engineer
3 373 (10.42%) Analyst
4 322 (9.00%) Architect
5 304 (8.49%) Security Engineer
6 282 (7.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 268 (7.49%) Support Engineer
8 258 (7.21%) Senior Network Engineer
9 249 (6.96%) Consultant
10 218 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 218 (6.09%) Network Security Engineer
11 136 (3.80%) Network Architect
12 130 (3.63%) Security Analyst
12 130 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
13 124 (3.46%) Security Manager
14 119 (3.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 116 (3.24%) Security Consultant
16 115 (3.21%) Network Analyst
17 113 (3.16%) Network Support
18 100 (2.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (2.29%) 802.1X
2 62 (1.73%) XMPP
3 47 (1.31%) .NET
4 46 (1.29%) Node.js
5 45 (1.26%) LAMP
6 41 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
7 40 (1.12%) .NET Framework
8 39 (1.09%) ASP.NET
9 33 (0.92%) Java EE
9 33 (0.92%) SOAP
9 33 (0.92%) STL
10 32 (0.89%) REST
11 30 (0.84%) Django
11 30 (0.84%) Spring MVC
12 22 (0.61%) Web Services
13 18 (0.50%) HTML
14 13 (0.36%) CSS
14 13 (0.36%) SailPoint
15 10 (0.28%) LDAP
15 10 (0.28%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 735 (20.54%) Data Centre
2 316 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
3 247 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
4 116 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 84 (2.35%) Security Operations Centre
6 67 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
7 64 (1.79%) Driving Licence
8 61 (1.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 58 (1.62%) Clustering
10 57 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
11 53 (1.48%) Public Cloud
12 50 (1.40%) PKI
13 37 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 35 (0.98%) Fintech
14 35 (0.98%) NHS
15 32 (0.89%) Private Cloud
16 30 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
17 29 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
18 27 (0.75%) CMDB
18 27 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 917 (25.62%) Windows
2 531 (14.84%) Linux
3 465 (12.99%) Windows Server
4 222 (6.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 151 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 98 (2.74%) Unix
7 70 (1.96%) Windows 10
8 69 (1.93%) Windows 7
9 53 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 50 (1.40%) Windows 8
11 48 (1.34%) Mac OS X
12 39 (1.09%) Android
13 35 (0.98%) CentOS
14 31 (0.87%) Ubuntu
15 30 (0.84%) Apple iOS
16 25 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (0.39%) Kali Linux
17 14 (0.39%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
18 9 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (16.93%) ITIL
2 446 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
3 377 (10.53%) Information Security
4 336 (9.39%) Cybersecurity
5 320 (8.94%) SIEM
6 288 (8.05%) Presales
7 276 (7.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 253 (7.07%) Network Management
9 246 (6.87%) Load Balancing
10 240 (6.71%) Incident Management
11 211 (5.90%) Network Design
12 210 (5.87%) Network Monitoring
13 206 (5.76%) Mentoring
14 202 (5.64%) Risk Management
15 198 (5.53%) Penetration Testing
16 176 (4.92%) Data Loss Prevention
16 176 (4.92%) Service Management
17 168 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
18 164 (4.58%) Service Delivery
19 163 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 238 (6.65%) Python
2 164 (4.58%) PowerShell
3 132 (3.69%) SQL
4 103 (2.88%) C
5 102 (2.85%) Bash Shell
6 81 (2.26%) Perl
7 54 (1.51%) Java
8 52 (1.45%) C#
9 50 (1.40%) JavaScript
10 42 (1.17%) PHP
11 37 (1.03%) Shell Script
12 35 (0.98%) C++
13 33 (0.92%) Objective-C
14 18 (0.50%) T-SQL
15 16 (0.45%) Korn
16 11 (0.31%) R
17 10 (0.28%) Apex Code
17 10 (0.28%) SOQL
17 10 (0.28%) SOSL
18 9 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,988 (55.55%) CCNP
2 1,973 (55.13%) CCNA
3 676 (18.89%) CCIE
4 557 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 500 (13.97%) Degree
6 468 (13.08%) CISSP
7 448 (12.52%) MCSE
8 292 (8.16%) Security Cleared
9 250 (6.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 242 (6.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 198 (5.53%) CEH
12 189 (5.28%) CCDP
13 178 (4.97%) SSCP
14 176 (4.92%) SC Cleared
15 144 (4.02%) SANS
16 141 (3.94%) CCSP
16 141 (3.94%) MCSA
17 135 (3.77%) MCP
18 132 (3.69%) DV Cleared
18 132 (3.69%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (7.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 246 (6.87%) SLA
3 80 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 71 (1.98%) GDPR
5 66 (1.84%) Cyber Essentials
6 38 (1.06%) PMO
7 36 (1.01%) QA
8 24 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 17 (0.47%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.34%) Data Quality
12 7 (0.20%) GPG13
13 6 (0.17%) COBIT
14 5 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
14 5 (0.14%) PMBOK
15 3 (0.084%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 3 (0.084%) NIST 800
16 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 2 (0.056%) SAS 70
System Software
1 617 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 514 (14.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 227 (6.34%) Hyper-V
4 127 (3.55%) vSphere
5 94 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
6 75 (2.10%) VMware NSX
7 55 (1.54%) XenApp
8 48 (1.34%) Docker
9 30 (0.84%) NFS
9 30 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 25 (0.70%) Samba
11 24 (0.67%) ProxySG
12 23 (0.64%) Firmware
13 18 (0.50%) Terminal Services
14 16 (0.45%) VMware Server
15 15 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
16 10 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
17 9 (0.25%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.25%) Xen
18 8 (0.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 151 (4.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 146 (4.08%) Nagios
3 104 (2.91%) Stealthwatch
4 99 (2.77%) Cisco Prime
5 80 (2.24%) Ansible
5 80 (2.24%) Puppet
6 63 (1.76%) Cisco UCCX
7 59 (1.65%) vCenter Server
8 53 (1.48%) FortiGate
9 52 (1.45%) SCCM
10 50 (1.40%) RSA Security Analytics
11 41 (1.15%) Cisco LMS
11 41 (1.15%) Opsview
11 41 (1.15%) QRadar
12 38 (1.06%) Cisco UCCE
13 33 (0.92%) Backup Exec
13 33 (0.92%) Salt
14 31 (0.87%) Cacti
14 31 (0.87%) Nessus
15 28 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2,659 (74.29%) Cisco
2 910 (25.43%) Microsoft
3 818 (22.86%) VMware
4 775 (21.65%) CheckPoint
5 696 (19.45%) Juniper
6 540 (15.09%) F5
7 480 (13.41%) Palo Alto
8 352 (9.84%) SolarWinds
9 247 (6.90%) Citrix
10 232 (6.48%) Fortinet
11 230 (6.43%) HP
11 230 (6.43%) Meraki
12 169 (4.72%) NetApp
13 161 (4.50%) Dell
14 148 (4.14%) Symantec
15 132 (3.69%) EMC
16 130 (3.63%) Splunk
17 98 (2.74%) Riverbed
18 96 (2.68%) Blue Coat
19 87 (2.43%) Red Hat