Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Cisco Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 638 474 394
Rank change year-on-year -164 -80 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 580 1,064 1,550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.60% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.63% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 526 971 1,403
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -
10th Percentile £30,875 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 162,478 169,340 190,363
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.07% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 130,921 136,473 160,125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Cisco Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cisco Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Engineer in the UK

Cisco Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cisco Engineer.

Salary trend for Cisco Engineer in the UK

Cisco Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Engineer over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Cisco Engineer in the UK

Cisco Engineer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 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 -193 535 £52,500 +14.13% 69
UK excluding London -188 311 £42,500 -5.56% 51
London -74 255 £57,500 +9.52% 23
South East -122 106 £53,500 +12.63% 16
North of England -42 99 £37,500 -16.67% 16
North West -22 54 £37,500 -16.67% 9
Yorkshire -1 42 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Midlands -84 40 £45,000 - 9
Scotland +18 31 £42,500 +21.43% 4
East of England -27 27 £50,000 +17.65% 3
East Midlands -31 24 £42,000 +5.00% 5
West Midlands -32 16 £46,250 -7.50% 3
South West -9 11 £45,000 +3.45% 2
North East -20 3 £29,000 -20.55% 2

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, Cisco Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Cisco Engineer in the job title.

1 580 (100.00%) Cisco
2 421 (72.59%) Cisco Certification
3 319 (55.00%) CCNP
4 295 (50.86%) Firewall
5 279 (48.10%) CCNA
6 263 (45.34%) WAN
7 190 (32.76%) Wireless
8 184 (31.72%) LAN
9 155 (26.72%) VPN
9 155 (26.72%) MPLS
9 155 (26.72%) Cisco ASA
10 152 (26.21%) F5
11 146 (25.17%) Data Centre
12 143 (24.66%) BGP
13 128 (22.07%) VMware
14 123 (21.21%) Juniper
14 123 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
15 111 (19.14%) OSPF
16 96 (16.55%) Finance
17 95 (16.38%) Network Design
18 93 (16.03%) Network Security
19 91 (15.69%) SolarWinds
20 89 (15.34%) CheckPoint
20 89 (15.34%) Network Management
21 86 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
22 81 (13.97%) Meraki
23 76 (13.10%) VPLS
24 74 (12.76%) Load Balancing
24 74 (12.76%) CCIE
24 74 (12.76%) Infrastructure Engineering

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
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 27 (4.66%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.03%) Apache
5 5 (0.86%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.52%) IIS
6 3 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (2.76%) SaaS
4 12 (2.07%) Office 365
5 10 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (1.72%) IaaS
5 10 (1.72%) PaaS
5 10 (1.72%) Serverless
6 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 295 (50.86%) Firewall
2 263 (45.34%) WAN
3 190 (32.76%) Wireless
4 184 (31.72%) LAN
5 155 (26.72%) Cisco ASA
5 155 (26.72%) MPLS
5 155 (26.72%) VPN
6 143 (24.66%) BGP
7 123 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 111 (19.14%) OSPF
9 93 (16.03%) Network Security
10 76 (13.10%) VPLS
11 70 (12.07%) VLAN
12 69 (11.90%) VoIP
13 65 (11.21%) Cisco IOS
14 63 (10.86%) Cisco Wireless
15 61 (10.52%) Cisco Firepower
16 60 (10.34%) Cisco ISE
17 49 (8.45%) IP Telephony
18 47 (8.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (1.21%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.52%) MySQL
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.52%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 96 (16.55%) Finance
2 31 (5.34%) Retail
3 26 (4.48%) Banking
4 20 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.90%) Law
7 8 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.52%) Legal
9 2 (0.34%) Electronics
9 2 (0.34%) Front Office
9 2 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Automotive
10 1 (0.17%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
10 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.69%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.41%) XMPP
3 8 (1.38%) Flash
4 5 (0.86%) LDAP
5 3 (0.52%) CSS
5 3 (0.52%) HTML
6 2 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.34%) SAML
7 1 (0.17%) LAMP
7 1 (0.17%) WAP
7 1 (0.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 146 (25.17%) Data Centre
2 36 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.76%) Fintech
4 14 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (2.07%) Driving Licence
6 11 (1.90%) Clustering
6 11 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.38%) EMC VMAX
9 7 (1.21%) BBC
10 6 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.86%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.86%) IVR
12 4 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.69%) NHS
13 3 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.52%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 2 (0.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 70 (12.07%) Windows
2 50 (8.62%) Windows Server
3 49 (8.45%) Linux
4 32 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.41%) CentOS
7 12 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.90%) Fedora
9 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.86%) Unix
10 5 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.69%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (16.38%) Network Design
2 89 (15.34%) Network Management
3 74 (12.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 74 (12.76%) Load Balancing
4 50 (8.62%) Network Load Balancing
5 45 (7.76%) Network Monitoring
6 43 (7.41%) ITIL
7 38 (6.55%) Presales
8 32 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (5.34%) High Availability
10 26 (4.48%) Network Architecture
10 26 (4.48%) Server Virtualisation
10 26 (4.48%) Time Management
11 23 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
12 20 (3.45%) Mentoring
13 19 (3.28%) Change Management
14 18 (3.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (2.93%) DevOps
15 17 (2.93%) Migration
16 16 (2.76%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.66%) Python
2 20 (3.45%) SQL
3 13 (2.24%) Bash Shell
3 13 (2.24%) Shell Script
4 11 (1.90%) Bourne shell
4 11 (1.90%) Korn
4 11 (1.90%) Perl
4 11 (1.90%) Ruby
5 7 (1.21%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.52%) C
6 3 (0.52%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.17%) PHP
7 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 421 (72.59%) Cisco Certification
2 319 (55.00%) CCNP
3 279 (48.10%) CCNA
4 74 (12.76%) CCIE
5 35 (6.03%) JNCIP
6 24 (4.14%) Degree
7 23 (3.97%) CCDP
8 18 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (2.93%) CCSA
9 17 (2.93%) JNCIA
9 17 (2.93%) MCSE
10 16 (2.76%) CCSE
11 12 (2.07%) Security Cleared
12 11 (1.90%) Numerate Degree
12 11 (1.90%) RHCA
12 11 (1.90%) RHCE
12 11 (1.90%) RHCSA
13 10 (1.72%) CCDA
13 10 (1.72%) SC Cleared
14 7 (1.21%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.28%) SLA
2 9 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.86%) QA
4 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) GCP
6 1 (0.17%) GDPR
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 86 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (4.48%) VMware Server
3 22 (3.79%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.41%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.90%) ProxySG
6 11 (1.90%) vSphere
7 10 (1.72%) XenApp
8 6 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.52%) pfSense
10 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 64 (11.03%) Cisco Prime
2 55 (9.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 55 (9.48%) Nagios
3 27 (4.66%) FortiGate
4 26 (4.48%) Cisco UCCX
4 26 (4.48%) Stealthwatch
5 12 (2.07%) vCenter Server
6 9 (1.55%) Cisco UCCE
6 9 (1.55%) SCOM
7 8 (1.38%) SCCM
8 6 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.86%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.69%) Ansible
10 4 (0.69%) Grafana
10 4 (0.69%) SCSM
11 3 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
11 3 (0.52%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.52%) Terraform
12 2 (0.34%) Graphite
12 2 (0.34%) Icinga
Vendors
1 580 (100.00%) Cisco
2 152 (26.21%) F5
3 128 (22.07%) VMware
4 123 (21.21%) Juniper
5 91 (15.69%) SolarWinds
6 89 (15.34%) CheckPoint
7 81 (13.97%) Meraki
8 63 (10.86%) Microsoft
9 55 (9.48%) Palo Alto
10 46 (7.93%) Citrix
11 41 (7.07%) HP
12 40 (6.90%) NetApp
13 30 (5.17%) EMC
14 28 (4.83%) Fortinet
15 17 (2.93%) Dell
15 17 (2.93%) Mitel
16 14 (2.41%) McAfee
16 14 (2.41%) Red Hat
17 13 (2.24%) Aruba
17 13 (2.24%) Blue Coat