Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco IOS
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 840 586 806
Rank change year-on-year -254 +220 -65
Permanent jobs citing Cisco IOS 196 120 305
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.54% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 156 92 235
10th Percentile £25,000 £36,713 £31,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £47,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,000 £67,500 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year -36.30% +37.76% -3.92%
75th Percentile £62,500 £85,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £74,375 £87,375 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -23.81% +16.67% -

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 15,765 7,775 22,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.93% 15.71% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 10,894 6,308 16,904
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,509 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.93% +14.46% -5.26%
75th Percentile £68,159 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -250 186 £43,250 -35.93% 47
UK excluding London -175 100 £40,000 -23.81% 27
London -199 93 £55,000 -33.33% 21
South East -140 32 £47,000 -6.00% 7
Work from Home -256 32 £50,000 -2.44% 5
South West -85 25 £35,000 -22.22% 9
North of England -101 25 £36,500 -33.64% 6
North West -65 16 £23,000 -50.00% 4
Midlands -129 9 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Wales -39 7 - -
Scotland -92 7 £33,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 7 £55,000 - 2
East of England -91 6 £32,500 -51.85% 1
East Midlands -66 5 £45,250 +126.25%
West Midlands -109 5 £47,500 -9.52% 3
North East -41 2 £40,000 -27.27%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 196 (100.00%) Cisco
2 105 (53.57%) Windows
3 95 (48.47%) Microsoft
4 67 (34.18%) Firewall
5 66 (33.67%) Microsoft Office
6 62 (31.63%) ITIL
6 62 (31.63%) Active Directory
7 60 (30.61%) WAN
7 60 (30.61%) Azure
8 59 (30.10%) Social Skills
9 57 (29.08%) Microsoft 365
10 54 (27.55%) Android
11 52 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
12 45 (22.96%) Video Conferencing
13 44 (22.45%) Windows 10
14 42 (21.43%) Apple
15 41 (20.92%) VPN
16 40 (20.41%) LAN
17 38 (19.39%) BGP
18 37 (18.88%) Wireless
18 37 (18.88%) Finance
18 37 (18.88%) Problem-Solving
18 37 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
19 36 (18.37%) Mac OS X
19 36 (18.37%) Internet
19 36 (18.37%) Service Management
20 34 (17.35%) DNS
20 34 (17.35%) Meraki
20 34 (17.35%) Data Centre
21 32 (16.33%) Service Delivery

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 (7.14%) SAS
2 8 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.08%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (1.02%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 66 (33.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Unica
2 4 (2.04%) FastStats
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 60 (30.61%) Azure
2 57 (29.08%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (14.80%) AWS
4 13 (6.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (4.08%) SaaS
6 6 (3.06%) Google Workspace
7 5 (2.55%) Power Platform
7 5 (2.55%) Slack
8 4 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.04%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (1.53%) Azure Stack
9 3 (1.53%) Route 53
10 2 (1.02%) Dropbox
10 2 (1.02%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.02%) Yammer
11 1 (0.51%) GitHub
11 1 (0.51%) IaaS
11 1 (0.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 67 (34.18%) Firewall
2 60 (30.61%) WAN
3 41 (20.92%) VPN
4 40 (20.41%) LAN
5 38 (19.39%) BGP
6 37 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
6 37 (18.88%) Wireless
7 36 (18.37%) Internet
8 34 (17.35%) DNS
9 31 (15.82%) MPLS
10 29 (14.80%) OSPF
10 29 (14.80%) TCP/IP
11 25 (12.76%) DHCP
12 24 (12.24%) NX-OS
13 22 (11.22%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (10.20%) SD-WAN
14 20 (10.20%) VoIP
15 15 (7.65%) SAN
15 15 (7.65%) VLAN
15 15 (7.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.51%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.02%) JIRA
3 1 (0.51%) GitLab
General
1 59 (30.10%) Social Skills
2 37 (18.88%) Finance
3 20 (10.20%) Banking
4 19 (9.69%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.06%) Law
5 6 (3.06%) Marketing
6 5 (2.55%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.55%) Retail
7 4 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.04%) Games
8 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.02%) Automotive
9 2 (1.02%) French Language
9 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.02%) Legal
9 2 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.51%) Local Government
10 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 30 (15.31%) Support Engineer
3 26 (13.27%) Analyst
4 24 (12.24%) Desktop Support
5 20 (10.20%) IT Support
6 16 (8.16%) Active Directory Analyst
6 16 (8.16%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (7.65%) Support Technician
8 14 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (6.63%) IT Engineer
10 12 (6.12%) Desktop Support Technician
10 12 (6.12%) Desktop Technician
10 12 (6.12%) Support Analyst
11 11 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (5.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 9 (4.59%) Cisco Engineer
13 8 (4.08%) Service Analyst
13 8 (4.08%) Technical Engineer
13 8 (4.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.63%) JSON
2 8 (4.08%) XML
3 5 (2.55%) OAuth
4 4 (2.04%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.53%) PyXLL
5 3 (1.53%) Web Services
6 2 (1.02%) COM
7 1 (0.51%) Flash
7 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.51%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.96%) Video Conferencing
2 34 (17.35%) Data Centre
3 27 (13.78%) iPad
3 27 (13.78%) iPhone
4 25 (12.76%) Management Information System
5 24 (12.24%) Blackberry
6 19 (9.69%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (6.12%) Digital Signage
7 12 (6.12%) Public Cloud
8 7 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (3.57%) PKI
8 7 (3.57%) Private Cloud
9 5 (2.55%) Hedge funds
10 4 (2.04%) EFT
10 4 (2.04%) Social Media
11 3 (1.53%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.53%) Driving Licence
12 2 (1.02%) Life Science
12 2 (1.02%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 105 (53.57%) Windows
2 54 (27.55%) Android
3 44 (22.45%) Windows 10
4 36 (18.37%) Mac OS X
5 25 (12.76%) Mac OS
6 23 (11.73%) Windows 7
7 19 (9.69%) Windows Server
7 19 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (7.14%) Linux
8 14 (7.14%) VMS
9 12 (6.12%) Windows 8
10 10 (5.10%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (4.59%) CatOS
11 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (3.06%) Ubuntu
13 5 (2.55%) CentOS
14 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.51%) HPUX
15 1 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.63%) ITIL
2 37 (18.88%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (18.37%) Service Management
4 32 (16.33%) Service Delivery
5 28 (14.29%) Asset Management
6 25 (12.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (11.22%) DevOps
8 18 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 18 (9.18%) Network Design
9 16 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (8.16%) Information Security
9 16 (8.16%) Time Management
10 15 (7.65%) Network Management
10 15 (7.65%) Project Management
11 14 (7.14%) Creative Thinking
11 14 (7.14%) Migration
11 14 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
12 13 (6.63%) CRM
13 12 (6.12%) Creative Problem-Solving
13 12 (6.12%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 26 (13.27%) Python
3 23 (11.73%) SQL
4 10 (5.10%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.06%) R
6 3 (1.53%) Perl
6 3 (1.53%) VBA
7 1 (0.51%) C
7 1 (0.51%) C++
7 1 (0.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 52 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (15.82%) CCNP
3 25 (12.76%) CCNA
4 23 (11.73%) Degree
5 12 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (4.08%) CCIE
6 8 (4.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (4.08%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.55%) MCSE
9 4 (2.04%) MCP
10 3 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.02%) CCIP
11 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.51%) LPIC
12 1 (0.51%) MCITP
12 1 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.16%) SLA
2 6 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (2.04%) GDPR
5 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.51%) GxP
6 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 62 (31.63%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.65%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.12%) BitLocker
5 5 (2.55%) VMware Server
6 4 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.53%) vSphere
8 2 (1.02%) Firmware
8 2 (1.02%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.02%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.02%) XenApp
9 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (11.22%) SCCM
2 18 (9.18%) Jamf Pro
2 18 (9.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.57%) FortiGate
4 6 (3.06%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.04%) Ansible
5 4 (2.04%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (2.04%) Puppet
6 3 (1.53%) Cacti
6 3 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.53%) Nagios
6 3 (1.53%) Opsview
7 2 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.02%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (1.02%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.02%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 196 (100.00%) Cisco
2 95 (48.47%) Microsoft
3 42 (21.43%) Apple
4 34 (17.35%) Meraki
5 29 (14.80%) VMware
6 28 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 27 (13.78%) CheckPoint
7 27 (13.78%) HP
8 22 (11.22%) F5
9 20 (10.20%) Citrix
10 18 (9.18%) SolarWinds
11 15 (7.65%) Aruba
12 14 (7.14%) IBM
13 12 (6.12%) Dell
13 12 (6.12%) Fortinet
13 12 (6.12%) Juniper
14 11 (5.61%) Avaya
15 10 (5.10%) Symantec
16 9 (4.59%) Blue Coat
17 8 (4.08%) Sophos