Period
to 23 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Cisco Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 660 647 628
Rank change year-on-year -13 -19 -203
Permanent jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 383 521 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.36% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 320 447 635
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.89% +0.55%
10th Percentile £31,500 £28,100 £31,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £76,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

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 116,351 144,332 169,816
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.93% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 93,236 115,470 139,348
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Cisco Engineer in the UK

Cisco Engineer
Top 15 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 23 February 2020. 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 -2 372 £47,500 -5.00% 47
UK excluding London +77 256 £45,000 +12.50% 35
London -55 116 £60,000 -4.00% 13
South East +42 86 £46,000 +8.24% 9
North of England +69 61 £42,000 - 12
East of England +55 50 £41,250 +26.92% 6
North West +53 44 £42,000 +5.00% 7
Midlands +29 31 £45,000 - 3
South West +52 26 £41,750 -28.94% 4
East Midlands +29 19 £42,500 +8.97% 1
Yorkshire +40 12 £47,500 -5.00% 5
West Midlands +24 12 £54,750 +12.31% 2
North East +18 5 £35,000 +14.75%
Wales +1 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £36,000 -

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 383 (100.00%) Cisco
2 272 (71.02%) Cisco Certification
3 196 (51.17%) CCNP
4 191 (49.87%) Firewall
5 164 (42.82%) CCNA
6 153 (39.95%) WAN
7 129 (33.68%) LAN
8 93 (24.28%) Juniper
9 91 (23.76%) Network Security
10 87 (22.72%) Wireless
11 86 (22.45%) MPLS
12 79 (20.63%) Data Centre
13 77 (20.10%) BGP
14 72 (18.80%) CheckPoint
15 71 (18.54%) VPN
16 70 (18.28%) Cisco ASA
17 67 (17.49%) OSPF
18 62 (16.19%) Palo Alto
19 60 (15.67%) TCP/IP
19 60 (15.67%) Windows
19 60 (15.67%) ITIL
20 59 (15.40%) Wi-Fi
20 59 (15.40%) Azure
21 56 (14.62%) F5
21 56 (14.62%) CCIE
22 55 (14.36%) DNS
22 55 (14.36%) Finance
23 54 (14.10%) SolarWinds
24 53 (13.84%) Microsoft
25 49 (12.79%) DHCP

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 15 (3.92%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.09%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.52%) Confluence
6 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.26%) Apache
7 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.26%) IIS
7 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (2.35%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 59 (15.40%) Azure
2 39 (10.18%) AWS
3 19 (4.96%) Office 365
4 9 (2.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 8 (2.09%) GCP
6 5 (1.31%) SaaS
6 5 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.04%) Datadog
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 191 (49.87%) Firewall
2 153 (39.95%) WAN
3 129 (33.68%) LAN
4 91 (23.76%) Network Security
5 87 (22.72%) Wireless
6 86 (22.45%) MPLS
7 77 (20.10%) BGP
8 71 (18.54%) VPN
9 70 (18.28%) Cisco ASA
10 67 (17.49%) OSPF
11 60 (15.67%) TCP/IP
12 59 (15.40%) Wi-Fi
13 55 (14.36%) DNS
14 49 (12.79%) DHCP
15 47 (12.27%) VoIP
16 45 (11.75%) Cisco Nexus
17 34 (8.88%) WLAN
18 31 (8.09%) Ethernet
19 26 (6.79%) Cisco Firepower
20 24 (6.27%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.52%) MySQL
1 2 (0.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.52%) JIRA
2 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (14.36%) Finance
2 31 (8.09%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.44%) Banking
4 14 (3.66%) Retail
5 6 (1.57%) Law
6 5 (1.31%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.04%) Electronics
7 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.04%) Marketing
8 3 (0.78%) Front Office
8 3 (0.78%) Legal
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.44%) XMPP
2 6 (1.57%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.52%) CSS
4 1 (0.26%) Ajax
4 1 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.26%) HTML
4 1 (0.26%) jQuery
4 1 (0.26%) Laravel
4 1 (0.26%) LDAP
4 1 (0.26%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.26%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 79 (20.63%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.39%) PKI
5 11 (2.87%) Driving Licence
5 11 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.31%) Clustering
7 5 (1.31%) Handset
8 4 (1.04%) Cybercrime
8 4 (1.04%) FMCG
8 4 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.78%) MPEG
9 3 (0.78%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.78%) Replication
9 3 (0.78%) Social Media
9 3 (0.78%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.52%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 60 (15.67%) Windows
2 36 (9.40%) Windows Server
3 32 (8.36%) Linux
4 14 (3.66%) Unix
5 10 (2.61%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.26%) CentOS
11 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (15.67%) ITIL
2 45 (11.75%) Load Balancing
3 38 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (8.62%) Network Design
5 31 (8.09%) Network Management
6 30 (7.83%) Network Monitoring
7 28 (7.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 23 (6.01%) Change Management
9 19 (4.96%) Migration
9 19 (4.96%) Presales
9 19 (4.96%) Service Management
9 19 (4.96%) WAN Optimisation
10 18 (4.70%) Kalman Filter
11 17 (4.44%) Computer Science
12 15 (3.92%) High Availability
12 15 (3.92%) Web Filtering
13 13 (3.39%) Adaptive Security
13 13 (3.39%) Information Management
13 13 (3.39%) Mathematics
14 12 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.22%) PowerShell
2 16 (4.18%) Python
3 6 (1.57%) SQL
4 4 (1.04%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.26%) Perl
5 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 272 (71.02%) Cisco Certification
2 196 (51.17%) CCNP
3 164 (42.82%) CCNA
4 56 (14.62%) CCIE
5 37 (9.66%) Degree
6 30 (7.83%) JNCIA
7 24 (6.27%) Security Cleared
8 16 (4.18%) CCDP
9 15 (3.92%) SC Cleared
10 11 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (2.61%) CCSA
11 10 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (2.35%) JNCIS
13 8 (2.09%) Check Point Certification
14 7 (1.83%) CCDA
14 7 (1.83%) CCIE Collaboration
14 7 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.83%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.83%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (10.97%) SLA
2 3 (0.78%) PMO
2 3 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) GDPR
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (12.01%) Active Directory
2 33 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.92%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.83%) vSphere
5 6 (1.57%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.31%) ProxySG
6 5 (1.31%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.04%) XenApp
8 3 (0.78%) Firmware
8 3 (0.78%) vCloud
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (6.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (5.48%) Cisco UCCX
3 18 (4.70%) FortiGate
4 14 (3.66%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (3.66%) SolarWinds Orion
5 11 (2.87%) Ansible
6 8 (2.09%) Nagios
6 8 (2.09%) Terraform
7 5 (1.31%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (1.31%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.04%) Cacti
8 4 (1.04%) Packer
8 4 (1.04%) Puppet
8 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.52%) SCCM
9 2 (0.52%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 383 (100.00%) Cisco
2 93 (24.28%) Juniper
3 72 (18.80%) CheckPoint
4 62 (16.19%) Palo Alto
5 56 (14.62%) F5
6 54 (14.10%) SolarWinds
7 53 (13.84%) Microsoft
8 48 (12.53%) VMware
9 38 (9.92%) HP
10 28 (7.31%) Meraki
11 26 (6.79%) Aruba
12 17 (4.44%) Barracuda Networks
13 16 (4.18%) Forcepoint
14 14 (3.66%) Fortinet
15 13 (3.39%) Blue Coat
15 13 (3.39%) Citrix
15 13 (3.39%) Speakerbus
16 9 (2.35%) Dell
16 9 (2.35%) Riverbed
17 8 (2.09%) Zscaler