Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco IOS
UK
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 735 726 730
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Cisco IOS 140 212 417
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.41% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 106 172 325
10th Percentile £30,000 £35,163 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,563 £42,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.94% -11.30%
75th Percentile £62,188 £63,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £73,625 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -21.74%

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 11,336 15,033 22,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.86% 15.01% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 8,529 11,977 17,288
10th Percentile £28,625 £26,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,600 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.04% +0.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,750 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Cisco IOS in the UK

Cisco IOS
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 IOS within the UK over the 6 months to 9 May 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 -2 135 £50,000 -4.76% 29
UK excluding London +28 95 £47,000 +4.44% 24
London -5 38 £57,500 -4.17% 6
Work from Home -123 30 £55,000 -9.47% 3
North of England +8 28 £43,750 -2.78% 5
South East +67 27 £50,000 +2.30% 7
South West -25 23 £42,500 -8.11% 3
Midlands -3 15 £43,000 -6.52% 7
North West +35 13 £46,500 +21.57% 2
West Midlands -4 12 £53,750 +13.16% 3
Yorkshire -11 12 £45,000 - 2
Wales - 8 £58,750 -
East Midlands +13 3 £32,175 -8.07% 4
North East - 3 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 9 May 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.

1 140 (100.00%) Cisco
2 80 (57.14%) WAN
3 67 (47.86%) LAN
4 61 (43.57%) Firewall
5 60 (42.86%) Windows
6 56 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 56 (40.00%) Social Skills
7 55 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (35.00%) ITIL
9 47 (33.57%) VMware
10 39 (27.86%) DNS
11 38 (27.14%) CCNP
11 38 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 37 (26.43%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (26.43%) Palo Alto
13 36 (25.71%) VPN
13 36 (25.71%) Finance
14 35 (25.00%) MPLS
15 34 (24.29%) TCP/IP
16 33 (23.57%) Azure
17 32 (22.86%) BGP
18 31 (22.14%) Android
18 31 (22.14%) Fortinet
19 30 (21.43%) Data Centre
20 29 (20.71%) SD-WAN
20 29 (20.71%) VLAN
20 29 (20.71%) CCNA
21 28 (20.00%) OSPF
21 28 (20.00%) AWS
21 28 (20.00%) 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 15 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.14%) Apache
5 1 (0.71%) IIS
5 1 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) FastStats
1 1 (0.71%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 33 (23.57%) Azure
2 28 (20.00%) AWS
2 28 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (4.29%) Slack
4 4 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.14%) Dropbox
5 3 (2.14%) Route 53
6 2 (1.43%) GCP
6 2 (1.43%) Power Automate
6 2 (1.43%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.43%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.71%) Google Workspace
7 1 (0.71%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 80 (57.14%) WAN
2 67 (47.86%) LAN
3 61 (43.57%) Firewall
4 39 (27.86%) DNS
5 37 (26.43%) Cisco ASA
6 36 (25.71%) VPN
7 35 (25.00%) MPLS
8 34 (24.29%) TCP/IP
9 32 (22.86%) BGP
10 29 (20.71%) SD-WAN
10 29 (20.71%) VLAN
11 28 (20.00%) OSPF
12 26 (18.57%) Wireless
13 22 (15.71%) Network Security
14 21 (15.00%) NetScaler
15 20 (14.29%) NX-OS
15 20 (14.29%) SAN
16 19 (13.57%) Internet
17 17 (12.14%) DHCP
17 17 (12.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.71%) Big Data
4 1 (0.71%) MySQL
4 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (2.14%) Jenkins
General
1 56 (40.00%) Social Skills
2 36 (25.71%) Finance
3 17 (12.14%) Public Sector
4 15 (10.71%) Banking
4 15 (10.71%) Telecoms
5 11 (7.86%) Law
6 5 (3.57%) Marketing
7 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.86%) Publishing
8 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.43%) Automotive
9 2 (1.43%) Local Government
9 2 (1.43%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.71%) Legal
10 1 (0.71%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (37.86%) Network Engineer
2 25 (17.86%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.43%) IT Engineer
4 13 (9.29%) IT Support
4 13 (9.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (7.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (7.86%) Analyst
6 10 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (6.43%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (6.43%) Systems Support Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) Consultant
8 8 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Active Directory Analyst
10 6 (4.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.14%) COM
2 5 (3.57%) JSON
3 3 (2.14%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.43%) Jinja
5 1 (0.71%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 23 (16.43%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 10 (7.14%) Client/Server
5 7 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 7 (5.00%) iPad
5 7 (5.00%) iPhone
5 7 (5.00%) PKI
5 7 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.86%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.86%) Podcast
8 3 (2.14%) Fibre Optics
8 3 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.14%) Replication
8 3 (2.14%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.43%) Life Science
9 2 (1.43%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (1.43%) SCADA
9 2 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (42.86%) Windows
2 31 (22.14%) Android
3 27 (19.29%) Windows Server
4 26 (18.57%) Linux
4 26 (18.57%) Windows 10
5 18 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (10.71%) Mac OS
6 15 (10.71%) Ubuntu
7 14 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 12 (8.57%) Mac OS X
9 11 (7.86%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (6.43%) CentOS
11 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (5.00%) Unix
13 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (2.86%) Windows 8
15 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.71%) HPUX
16 1 (0.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.00%) ITIL
2 23 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
2 23 (16.43%) Service Delivery
3 21 (15.00%) Change Management
4 18 (12.86%) Service Management
5 15 (10.71%) Network Design
5 15 (10.71%) Scrum
6 13 (9.29%) DevOps
6 13 (9.29%) Proactive Monitoring
7 12 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (7.86%) Network Management
8 11 (7.86%) Project Delivery
9 10 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (7.14%) Project Management
10 9 (6.43%) Mentoring
10 9 (6.43%) Systems Engineering
10 9 (6.43%) Time Management
11 8 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.86%) SQL
2 16 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 12 (8.57%) Python
4 4 (2.86%) R
5 3 (2.14%) PHP
6 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (27.14%) CCNP
3 29 (20.71%) CCNA
4 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 15 (10.71%) MCSE
5 15 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (9.29%) Degree
7 10 (7.14%) CCIE
7 10 (7.14%) DV Cleared
8 9 (6.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (4.29%) JNCIA
9 6 (4.29%) JNCIP
9 6 (4.29%) MCP
10 4 (2.86%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.43%) MCSA
11 2 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.71%) CCSA
12 1 (0.71%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.14%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.71%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 14 (10.00%) vSphere
4 10 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.43%) XenApp
5 9 (6.43%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.29%) BitLocker
6 6 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.57%) VMware NSX
8 4 (2.86%) StorNext
8 4 (2.86%) Xsan
9 3 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (1.43%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.71%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) Ansible
1 12 (8.57%) Microsoft Intune
1 12 (8.57%) Nagios
2 11 (7.86%) Jamf Pro
3 7 (5.00%) SCCM
4 6 (4.29%) Cacti
4 6 (4.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (4.29%) Nmap
4 6 (4.29%) Terraform
5 5 (3.57%) Puppet
6 4 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (2.86%) FortiGate
6 4 (2.86%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.14%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.14%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (2.14%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (2.14%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.14%) Salt
8 2 (1.43%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 140 (100.00%) Cisco
2 56 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 47 (33.57%) VMware
4 37 (26.43%) Palo Alto
5 31 (22.14%) Fortinet
6 25 (17.86%) CheckPoint
7 24 (17.14%) Citrix
8 19 (13.57%) Apple
9 18 (12.86%) Aruba
9 18 (12.86%) F5
10 17 (12.14%) Juniper
11 16 (11.43%) HP
11 16 (11.43%) SolarWinds
12 15 (10.71%) IronPort
13 12 (8.57%) Meraki
14 10 (7.14%) EMC
15 9 (6.43%) Avaya
15 9 (6.43%) Dell
16 8 (5.71%) SonicWALL
17 7 (5.00%) Veeam