Period
to 24 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Cisco IOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco IOS over the 6 months to 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco IOS
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 688 758 706
Rank change year-on-year +70 -52 -17
Permanent jobs citing Cisco IOS 131 267 457
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.45% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 112 232 372
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +3.96% -13.68%
10th Percentile £27,300 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £77,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,750 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year +1.67% +0.56% -14.76%

Cisco IOS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,761 18,447 22,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.22% 15.03% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,681 14,784 17,823
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,503
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

Cisco IOS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco IOS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco IOS in the UK

Cisco IOS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cisco IOS.

Salary trend for Cisco IOS in the UK

Cisco IOS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cisco IOS over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Cisco IOS in the UK

Cisco IOS
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 IOS within the UK over the 6 months to 24 February 2021. 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 +78 120 £50,000 -4.76% 24
UK excluding London +104 77 £45,750 +1.67% 19
London +89 43 £55,000 -8.33% 5
South East +117 22 £50,000 -16.67% 7
North of England +69 18 £45,000 +2.86% 10
South West +37 17 £35,500 -21.11% 1
Work from Home -80 16 £57,500 -28.13% 6
Midlands +32 15 £40,497 +1.24% 1
West Midlands +49 13 £42,500 -2.86% 1
Yorkshire +26 10 £44,000 -2.22% 4
Wales - 6 £57,500 -
North West +67 4 £53,250 +42.00% 6
North East - 4 £55,000 -
East of England +75 2 £32,500 -21.21%
East Midlands +19 2 £26,088 -25.46%
Scotland +28 1 £26,000 -38.82%

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, IT jobs citing Cisco IOS 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 IOS.

1 131 (100.00%) Cisco
2 71 (54.20%) WAN
3 66 (50.38%) Firewall
4 53 (40.46%) LAN
4 53 (40.46%) Microsoft
5 52 (39.69%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (36.64%) Windows
7 47 (35.88%) VMware
8 45 (34.35%) VPN
9 44 (33.59%) ITIL
10 38 (29.01%) CCNP
11 37 (28.24%) DNS
11 37 (28.24%) TCP/IP
12 36 (27.48%) BGP
13 35 (26.72%) VLAN
14 34 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (25.19%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (24.43%) MPLS
16 32 (24.43%) OSPF
17 31 (23.66%) Finance
17 31 (23.66%) Data Centre
17 31 (23.66%) Palo Alto
18 30 (22.90%) Wireless
19 29 (22.14%) Azure
20 28 (21.37%) Problem-Solving
20 28 (21.37%) CCNA
20 28 (21.37%) Active Directory
20 28 (21.37%) Linux
21 27 (20.61%) AWS
21 27 (20.61%) Microsoft 365

Cisco IOS
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 14 (10.69%) SharePoint
2 13 (9.92%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (22.14%) Azure
2 27 (20.61%) AWS
2 27 (20.61%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (6.11%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.53%) GCP
5 2 (1.53%) Power Automate
5 2 (1.53%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.53%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.76%) G Suite
6 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (54.20%) WAN
2 66 (50.38%) Firewall
3 53 (40.46%) LAN
4 45 (34.35%) VPN
5 37 (28.24%) DNS
5 37 (28.24%) TCP/IP
6 36 (27.48%) BGP
7 35 (26.72%) VLAN
8 33 (25.19%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (24.43%) MPLS
9 32 (24.43%) OSPF
10 30 (22.90%) Wireless
11 26 (19.85%) VoIP
12 24 (18.32%) Network Security
13 20 (15.27%) Internet
14 18 (13.74%) EIGRP
15 17 (12.98%) NX-OS
15 17 (12.98%) SAN
16 16 (12.21%) NetScaler
17 15 (11.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.11%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.29%) MySQL
3 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (23.66%) Finance
2 18 (13.74%) Telecoms
3 16 (12.21%) Public Sector
4 11 (8.40%) Banking
4 11 (8.40%) Law
5 6 (4.58%) Front Office
6 3 (2.29%) Marketing
6 3 (2.29%) Publishing
6 3 (2.29%) Retail
7 2 (1.53%) Legal
7 2 (1.53%) Local Government
7 2 (1.53%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.76%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.76%) Military
8 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (40.46%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.27%) Support Engineer
3 14 (10.69%) IT Engineer
3 14 (10.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (8.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (8.40%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (7.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (7.63%) Analyst
5 10 (7.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (7.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (7.63%) IT Support
6 9 (6.87%) Consultant
6 9 (6.87%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Systems Support Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Network Consultant
8 7 (5.34%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.87%) COM
2 4 (3.05%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.53%) Jinja
3 2 (1.53%) JSON
4 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.76%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.66%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.92%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (9.92%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (9.16%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.87%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.82%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.82%) iPad
5 5 (3.82%) iPhone
5 5 (3.82%) PKI
5 5 (3.82%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.29%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.29%) Fibre Optics
6 3 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.29%) Podcast
6 3 (2.29%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.53%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.53%) Replication
7 2 (1.53%) SCADA
7 2 (1.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.64%) Windows
2 28 (21.37%) Linux
3 23 (17.56%) Windows 10
3 23 (17.56%) Windows Server
4 21 (16.03%) Android
5 16 (12.21%) Ubuntu
6 11 (8.40%) Mac OS X
6 11 (8.40%) Windows 7
6 11 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (7.63%) CentOS
7 10 (7.63%) Mac OS
8 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (4.58%) Unix
9 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.05%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.76%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (33.59%) ITIL
2 28 (21.37%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (16.03%) Service Delivery
4 19 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (14.50%) Change Management
5 15 (11.45%) Service Management
6 14 (10.69%) Project Management
7 11 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (8.40%) Network Design
7 11 (8.40%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (7.63%) Incident Management
8 10 (7.63%) Scrum
9 9 (6.87%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (6.87%) Proactive Monitoring
9 9 (6.87%) Project Delivery
9 9 (6.87%) Systems Engineering
10 8 (6.11%) DevOps
11 7 (5.34%) Capacity Management
11 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (5.34%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.69%) PowerShell
1 14 (10.69%) SQL
2 12 (9.16%) Python
3 5 (3.82%) PHP
3 5 (3.82%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (39.69%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (29.01%) CCNP
3 28 (21.37%) CCNA
4 18 (13.74%) Degree
5 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (10.69%) Security Cleared
6 13 (9.92%) MCSE
7 9 (6.87%) CCIE
7 9 (6.87%) DV Cleared
8 8 (6.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (6.11%) JNCIA
9 6 (4.58%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.82%) MCP
10 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.53%) CCDA
11 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.53%) MCSA
11 2 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.76%) CEH
12 1 (0.76%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.40%) SLA
2 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (21.37%) Active Directory
3 12 (9.16%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.40%) vSphere
5 9 (6.87%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.34%) VMware NSX
6 7 (5.34%) XenApp
7 6 (4.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 6 (4.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.05%) BitLocker
8 4 (3.05%) Firmware
8 4 (3.05%) StorNext
8 4 (3.05%) Xsan
9 2 (1.53%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (10.69%) SCCM
2 11 (8.40%) Ansible
2 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (6.87%) Nagios
4 8 (6.11%) Terraform
5 6 (4.58%) Cacti
5 6 (4.58%) Capistrano
5 6 (4.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (4.58%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (4.58%) Nmap
5 6 (4.58%) Puppet
6 5 (3.82%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (3.82%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (2.29%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.29%) FortiGate
7 3 (2.29%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.53%) CASB
8 2 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.53%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.76%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 131 (100.00%) Cisco
2 53 (40.46%) Microsoft
3 47 (35.88%) VMware
4 31 (23.66%) Palo Alto
5 26 (19.85%) Citrix
6 25 (19.08%) Fortinet
7 24 (18.32%) Apple
8 21 (16.03%) CheckPoint
9 20 (15.27%) Juniper
10 19 (14.50%) SolarWinds
11 17 (12.98%) Meraki
12 16 (12.21%) F5
13 14 (10.69%) Aruba
14 12 (9.16%) HP
15 10 (7.63%) EMC
15 10 (7.63%) IronPort
16 9 (6.87%) Dell
17 8 (6.11%) Bloomberg
17 8 (6.11%) Reuters
17 8 (6.11%) SonicWALL