Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Cisco Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 672 520 465
Rank change year-on-year -152 -55 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 541 942 1,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.54% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.56% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 465 849 1,138
UK median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% -7.07% +4.21%
10th Percentile £30,800 £29,700 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% -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 158,054 167,354 183,138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,348 133,989 153,460
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -153 515 £52,500 +14.13% 63
UK excluding London -156 303 £42,500 -3.41% 51
London -57 233 £60,000 +14.29% 18
South East -62 117 £45,000 -8.16% 15
North of England -83 86 £37,500 -14.77% 15
North West -21 62 £37,500 -16.67% 13
Midlands -40 46 £45,000 +5.88% 8
East of England -27 27 £47,500 +5.56% 1
East Midlands -46 27 £36,500 -8.75% 3
Scotland +16 21 £42,500 -26.09% 3
Yorkshire -48 20 £38,750 -11.93% 2
West Midlands -1 19 £47,500 +3.83% 5
South West -10 9 £34,000 -9.33% 6
North East -11 4 £29,000 -20.55%

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 541 (100.00%) Cisco
2 400 (73.94%) Cisco Certification
3 292 (53.97%) Firewall
4 290 (53.60%) CCNP
5 259 (47.87%) CCNA
6 233 (43.07%) WAN
7 170 (31.42%) Wireless
8 169 (31.24%) LAN
9 154 (28.47%) MPLS
10 146 (26.99%) Data Centre
11 142 (26.25%) VPN
12 141 (26.06%) BGP
12 141 (26.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 138 (25.51%) Cisco ASA
14 128 (23.66%) F5
15 116 (21.44%) Juniper
16 108 (19.96%) OSPF
16 108 (19.96%) VMware
17 107 (19.78%) CheckPoint
18 103 (19.04%) Finance
19 96 (17.74%) SolarWinds
20 84 (15.53%) Network Security
20 84 (15.53%) Network Design
21 82 (15.16%) Meraki
22 77 (14.23%) Network Management
23 76 (14.05%) CCIE
24 75 (13.86%) VoIP
24 75 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 68 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
26 66 (12.20%) Load Balancing

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 25 (4.62%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.96%) Skype for Business
3 11 (2.03%) CMS
4 9 (1.66%) Apache
4 9 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.11%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.92%) IIS
7 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.33%) Office 365
4 14 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.74%) SaaS
6 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 292 (53.97%) Firewall
2 233 (43.07%) WAN
3 170 (31.42%) Wireless
4 169 (31.24%) LAN
5 154 (28.47%) MPLS
6 142 (26.25%) VPN
7 141 (26.06%) BGP
7 141 (26.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 138 (25.51%) Cisco ASA
9 108 (19.96%) OSPF
10 84 (15.53%) Network Security
11 75 (13.86%) VoIP
12 65 (12.01%) Cisco IOS
13 59 (10.91%) VLAN
14 56 (10.35%) Cisco Wireless
15 55 (10.17%) VPLS
16 50 (9.24%) Cisco ISE
16 50 (9.24%) TCP/IP
17 48 (8.87%) Cisco Firepower
18 46 (8.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (0.74%) MySQL
4 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.55%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (0.55%) TeamCity
1 3 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 103 (19.04%) Finance
2 42 (7.76%) Banking
3 30 (5.55%) Retail
4 25 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.03%) Front Office
6 11 (2.03%) Law
6 11 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.85%) Marketing
8 9 (1.66%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Legal
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.73%) 802.1X
2 25 (4.62%) XMPP
3 7 (1.29%) Flash
4 4 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.37%) LDAP
6 1 (0.18%) CSS
6 1 (0.18%) HTML
6 1 (0.18%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 146 (26.99%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.62%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (2.96%) Fintech
5 10 (1.85%) Clustering
6 9 (1.66%) BBC
6 9 (1.66%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.48%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.48%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.48%) IPTV
8 7 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (1.29%) EMC VMAX
9 6 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (0.92%) NHS
11 4 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.74%) IVR
11 4 (0.74%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 63 (11.65%) Windows
2 47 (8.69%) Linux
3 46 (8.50%) Windows Server
4 25 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (2.96%) CentOS
7 12 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.03%) Fedora
9 6 (1.11%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.74%) FreeBSD
11 4 (0.74%) Unix
12 3 (0.55%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.37%) Debian
13 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.18%) SUSE
14 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (15.53%) Network Design
2 77 (14.23%) Network Management
3 75 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 66 (12.20%) Load Balancing
5 42 (7.76%) Network Load Balancing
6 37 (6.84%) ITIL
7 35 (6.47%) Network Monitoring
8 34 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (5.91%) Presales
10 25 (4.62%) High Availability
11 23 (4.25%) Migration
12 22 (4.07%) Network Architecture
13 20 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
14 19 (3.51%) DevOps
14 19 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
15 18 (3.33%) Time Management
16 17 (3.14%) Low Latency
17 14 (2.59%) Infrastructure Transformation
17 14 (2.59%) IT Strategy
17 14 (2.59%) Multichannel Retail
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.44%) SQL
2 17 (3.14%) Python
3 13 (2.40%) Bash Shell
3 13 (2.40%) Perl
4 12 (2.22%) Ruby
5 11 (2.03%) Bourne shell
5 11 (2.03%) Korn
5 11 (2.03%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.92%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.74%) C
8 3 (0.55%) R
9 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 400 (73.94%) Cisco Certification
2 290 (53.60%) CCNP
3 259 (47.87%) CCNA
4 76 (14.05%) CCIE
5 31 (5.73%) CCDP
6 30 (5.55%) JNCIP
7 26 (4.81%) CCVP
8 24 (4.44%) Degree
9 22 (4.07%) CCSA
9 22 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (3.33%) MCSE
11 17 (3.14%) CCSE
12 13 (2.40%) JNCIA
13 12 (2.22%) RHCE
14 11 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
14 11 (2.03%) RHCA
14 11 (2.03%) RHCSA
15 10 (1.85%) Security Cleared
16 9 (1.66%) JNCIS
17 8 (1.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.22%) SLA
2 8 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.74%) QA
6 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 68 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.70%) VMware Server
4 15 (2.77%) ProxySG
5 11 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.85%) XenApp
7 9 (1.66%) vSphere
8 4 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.55%) pfSense
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 65 (12.01%) Cisco CUCM
2 61 (11.28%) Cisco Prime
3 50 (9.24%) Nagios
4 29 (5.36%) FortiGate
5 28 (5.18%) Stealthwatch
6 25 (4.62%) Cisco UCCX
7 15 (2.77%) Cisco UCCE
8 13 (2.40%) SCCM
9 9 (1.66%) SCOM
10 6 (1.11%) Grafana
10 6 (1.11%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.92%) Ansible
11 5 (0.92%) Puppet
11 5 (0.92%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.74%) Icinga
12 4 (0.74%) SCSM
13 3 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
13 3 (0.55%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 541 (100.00%) Cisco
2 128 (23.66%) F5
3 116 (21.44%) Juniper
4 108 (19.96%) VMware
5 107 (19.78%) CheckPoint
6 96 (17.74%) SolarWinds
7 82 (15.16%) Meraki
8 66 (12.20%) Palo Alto
9 54 (9.98%) Microsoft
10 36 (6.65%) Citrix
11 35 (6.47%) HP
11 35 (6.47%) NetApp
12 34 (6.28%) Fortinet
13 28 (5.18%) Mitel
14 22 (4.07%) Blue Coat
14 22 (4.07%) EMC
15 19 (3.51%) Dell
16 18 (3.33%) Red Hat
17 13 (2.40%) Aruba
17 13 (2.40%) Symantec