Period
to 29 November 2020

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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco IOS
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 590 777 755
Rank change year-on-year +187 -22 -110
Permanent jobs citing Cisco IOS 126 298 428
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 1.43% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 106 252 320
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,750 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.28% +4.55% -10.00%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,325 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £79,900 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.26% +10.59% -5.56%

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 8,202 20,816 24,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.39% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6,597 16,197 18,982
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 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 +180 111 £52,500 - 28
London +164 61 £82,500 +37.50% 5
UK excluding London +178 54 £45,000 -4.26% 24
Midlands +81 15 £50,000 +42.86% 7
South East +162 14 £50,000 -13.04% 8
West Midlands +84 13 £52,500 +40.00% 7
Work from Home -7 9 £51,250 -35.94% 2
North of England +116 8 £49,500 +32.00% 4
South West +105 7 £39,500 -21.00% 4
Scotland +76 4 £26,000 -20.00% 1
North East +19 4 £55,000 -
Wales - 4 £58,750 -
East of England +129 3 £32,500 -45.83%
Yorkshire +87 3 £44,000 +17.33%
East Midlands +52 2 £26,088 -25.46%
North West +115 1 £26,000 -30.67% 4

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Cisco
2 81 (64.29%) Firewall
3 64 (50.79%) Microsoft
4 59 (46.83%) WAN
5 57 (45.24%) Windows
6 54 (42.86%) VPN
7 50 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
8 47 (37.30%) CheckPoint
9 45 (35.71%) BGP
10 44 (34.92%) Data Centre
11 43 (34.13%) OSPF
12 42 (33.33%) VMware
13 41 (32.54%) VLAN
14 39 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
14 39 (30.95%) DNS
14 39 (30.95%) Office 365
15 37 (29.37%) Windows Server
15 37 (29.37%) CCNP
16 32 (25.40%) Palo Alto
17 30 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
17 30 (23.81%) Project Delivery
17 30 (23.81%) Finance
18 29 (23.02%) Azure
18 29 (23.02%) TCP/IP
18 29 (23.02%) DHCP
18 29 (23.02%) Windows 10
18 29 (23.02%) NX-OS
19 28 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
19 28 (22.22%) LAN
19 28 (22.22%) ITIL

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 13 (10.32%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.35%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (15.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 39 (30.95%) Office 365
2 29 (23.02%) Azure
3 20 (15.87%) AWS
4 10 (7.94%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.59%) G Suite
5 2 (1.59%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.79%) Power Automate
6 1 (0.79%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.79%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.79%) SaaS
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (64.29%) Firewall
2 59 (46.83%) WAN
3 54 (42.86%) VPN
4 45 (35.71%) BGP
5 43 (34.13%) OSPF
6 41 (32.54%) VLAN
7 39 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
7 39 (30.95%) DNS
8 29 (23.02%) DHCP
8 29 (23.02%) NX-OS
8 29 (23.02%) TCP/IP
9 28 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 28 (22.22%) LAN
10 27 (21.43%) Network Security
10 27 (21.43%) VoIP
11 24 (19.05%) Multicast
12 21 (16.67%) MPLS
13 18 (14.29%) Unified Communications
13 18 (14.29%) Wireless
14 17 (13.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) MySQL
3 2 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (23.81%) Finance
2 18 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.76%) Front Office
4 6 (4.76%) Law
4 6 (4.76%) Legal
5 5 (3.97%) Banking
5 5 (3.97%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.38%) Retail
7 2 (1.59%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.59%) Local Government
7 2 (1.59%) Military
7 2 (1.59%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.79%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.79%) Police
Job Titles
1 60 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 30 (23.81%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 14 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (8.73%) Analyst
5 11 (8.73%) Security Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 9 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Consultant
7 7 (5.56%) IT Support
7 7 (5.56%) Network Consultant
7 7 (5.56%) Team Leader
8 6 (4.76%) Lead Network Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.59%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (1.59%) Spine.js
2 2 (1.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 44 (34.92%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.49%) Management Information System
3 14 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (7.14%) Smartphone
6 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.76%) User Experience
6 6 (4.76%) Wiki
7 5 (3.97%) Fat Client
7 5 (3.97%) Mobile Computing
7 5 (3.97%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.38%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.38%) iPad
8 3 (2.38%) iPhone
9 2 (1.59%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (1.59%) Replication
9 2 (1.59%) SCADA
10 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 57 (45.24%) Windows
2 37 (29.37%) Windows Server
3 29 (23.02%) Windows 10
4 23 (18.25%) Linux
5 20 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (13.49%) Android
8 13 (10.32%) Windows 7
9 11 (8.73%) CentOS
9 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (4.76%) Ubuntu
12 5 (3.97%) Mac OS
12 5 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (3.17%) Mac OS X
14 3 (2.38%) tvOS
14 3 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
1 30 (23.81%) Project Delivery
2 28 (22.22%) ITIL
3 27 (21.43%) Project Management
4 21 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 18 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 16 (12.70%) Information Security
6 16 (12.70%) Load Balancing
7 15 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (11.90%) Data Privacy
8 14 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (11.11%) Problem Management
9 12 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (8.73%) DevOps
11 10 (7.94%) ITIL V3
11 10 (7.94%) Risk Management
11 10 (7.94%) Technical Leadership
12 9 (7.14%) Computer Science
12 9 (7.14%) Internal Audit
13 8 (6.35%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.35%) C
3 7 (5.56%) Python
4 5 (3.97%) SQL
5 2 (1.59%) PHP
5 2 (1.59%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (29.37%) CCNP
3 27 (21.43%) CCNA
4 14 (11.11%) Degree
5 11 (8.73%) Security Cleared
6 9 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (6.35%) DV Cleared
8 7 (5.56%) CCIE
9 4 (3.17%) JNCIA
9 4 (3.17%) MCP
9 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.38%) MCSE
10 3 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.59%) CCDA
11 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.59%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.59%) MCSA
12 1 (0.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.52%) SLA
2 3 (2.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.59%) GDPR
3 2 (1.59%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (17.46%) Active Directory
3 9 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 6 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (4.76%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.17%) Firmware
6 4 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.38%) vSphere
7 3 (2.38%) XenApp
8 2 (1.59%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.79%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 19 (15.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (11.11%) SCCM
3 8 (6.35%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (5.56%) Ansible
4 7 (5.56%) FortiGate
5 6 (4.76%) Capistrano
5 6 (4.76%) CASB
5 6 (4.76%) Puppet
6 5 (3.97%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (3.17%) Nagios
8 3 (2.38%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (2.38%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.59%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (1.59%) SCOM
9 2 (1.59%) SCSM
9 2 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.59%) Terraform
10 1 (0.79%) OPNET
10 1 (0.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 126 (100.00%) Cisco
2 64 (50.79%) Microsoft
3 47 (37.30%) CheckPoint
4 42 (33.33%) VMware
5 32 (25.40%) Palo Alto
6 26 (20.63%) Juniper
7 21 (16.67%) Citrix
7 21 (16.67%) HP
8 20 (15.87%) Infoblox
9 19 (15.08%) Apple
9 19 (15.08%) Meraki
10 17 (13.49%) SolarWinds
11 16 (12.70%) F5
12 14 (11.11%) Sophos
13 10 (7.94%) Mitel
13 10 (7.94%) MobileIron
14 9 (7.14%) ForeScout
15 8 (6.35%) Bloomberg
15 8 (6.35%) Fortinet
15 8 (6.35%) Nokia