Period
to 24 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Cisco Network Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Network Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 550 626 780
Rank change year-on-year +76 +154 -136
Permanent jobs requiring a Cisco Network Engineer 140 498 379
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.38% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 139 314 359
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +10.53%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,325 £29,700
90th Percentile £83,750 £71,250 £76,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -11.11%

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 46,381 130,574 157,847
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.64% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 38,363 104,243 127,113
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Cisco Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cisco Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Network Engineer in the UK

Cisco Network Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cisco Network Engineer in the UK

Cisco Network Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cisco Network Engineer over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Cisco Network Engineer in the UK

Cisco Network Engineer
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 Network Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 October 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 +76 132 £56,250 +25.00% 20
UK excluding London +37 71 £44,000 +3.53% 20
London +225 64 £75,000 +25.00% 3
North of England +22 26 £52,500 +24.26% 7
South East +148 22 £42,000 -20.00% 5
Work from Home +28 17 £46,250 +2.78% 1
North West +100 14 £52,500 +23.53% 6
East of England +97 12 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Yorkshire -3 12 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South West +118 5 £55,000 +2.80% 3
Midlands +106 4 £42,500 -3.41% 1
Scotland - 3 £35,000 - 2
West Midlands +94 2 £41,000 -6.82%
East Midlands +85 2 £42,500 - 1

Cisco Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, Cisco Network 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 Network Engineer in the job title.

1 140 (100.00%) Cisco
2 92 (65.71%) Firewall
3 85 (60.71%) WAN
4 75 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
5 67 (47.86%) LAN
6 58 (41.43%) CCNP
7 53 (37.86%) CCNA
8 49 (35.00%) BGP
9 43 (30.71%) Cisco ASA
10 40 (28.57%) OSPF
11 39 (27.86%) VPN
12 38 (27.14%) Data Centre
13 37 (26.43%) Microsoft
14 34 (24.29%) Wireless
14 34 (24.29%) VMware
15 31 (22.14%) CheckPoint
16 30 (21.43%) MPLS
17 29 (20.71%) Finance
18 28 (20.00%) EIGRP
19 27 (19.29%) Wi-Fi
19 27 (19.29%) VLAN
19 27 (19.29%) Azure
20 23 (16.43%) Network Security
20 23 (16.43%) Information Security
21 22 (15.71%) DNS
21 22 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
22 21 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
22 21 (15.00%) Palo Alto
23 20 (14.29%) Multicast
23 20 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus

Cisco Network 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 1 (0.71%) Apache
1 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.71%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.29%) Azure
2 17 (12.14%) Office 365
3 8 (5.71%) AWS
4 6 (4.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 5 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.57%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 92 (65.71%) Firewall
2 85 (60.71%) WAN
3 67 (47.86%) LAN
4 49 (35.00%) BGP
5 43 (30.71%) Cisco ASA
6 40 (28.57%) OSPF
7 39 (27.86%) VPN
8 34 (24.29%) Wireless
9 30 (21.43%) MPLS
10 28 (20.00%) EIGRP
11 27 (19.29%) VLAN
11 27 (19.29%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (16.43%) Network Security
13 22 (15.71%) DNS
14 21 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
15 20 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (14.29%) Multicast
16 17 (12.14%) DHCP
16 17 (12.14%) Unified Communications
17 15 (10.71%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (0.71%) InfluxDB
1 1 (0.71%) KDB
1 1 (0.71%) Kdb+
1 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.71%) Redmine
2 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 29 (20.71%) Finance
2 14 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 9 (6.43%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.00%) Banking
5 4 (2.86%) Law
6 3 (2.14%) Military
7 2 (1.43%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.14%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.14%) LDAP
1 3 (2.14%) XMPP
2 1 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.71%) JSON
2 1 (0.71%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (0.71%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (27.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.43%) Hedge funds
3 2 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.71%) Eurex
4 1 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.71%) PlayStation
4 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.29%) Windows
2 12 (8.57%) Linux
3 10 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.29%) CentOS
4 6 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.29%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.29%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.57%) Unix
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.43%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.71%) Debian
7 1 (0.71%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.71%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.43%) Information Security
2 17 (12.14%) ITIL
2 17 (12.14%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (11.43%) Project Delivery
4 14 (10.00%) Internal Audit
4 14 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 13 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (9.29%) Mentoring
5 13 (9.29%) Network Management
6 10 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 9 (6.43%) DevOps
8 8 (5.71%) Change Management
8 8 (5.71%) DNA
8 8 (5.71%) Network Design
9 7 (5.00%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (4.29%) ISMS
11 5 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (3.57%) Proactive Monitoring
11 5 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.14%) Python
2 7 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.86%) C
4 3 (2.14%) Perl
5 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.71%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.71%) C++
5 1 (0.71%) C-shell
5 1 (0.71%) Korn
5 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (41.43%) CCNP
3 53 (37.86%) CCNA
4 8 (5.71%) CCIE
5 7 (5.00%) JNCIS
5 7 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.57%) Degree
6 5 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.86%) JNCIE
7 4 (2.86%) JNCIP
8 3 (2.14%) CEH
8 3 (2.14%) CISSP
8 3 (2.14%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.43%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.43%) CCDA
9 2 (1.43%) CCDP
9 2 (1.43%) CCSA
9 2 (1.43%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.43%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (9.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.14%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.71%) BIND 9
5 1 (0.71%) Docker
5 1 (0.71%) LXC
5 1 (0.71%) pfSense
5 1 (0.71%) zsh
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.00%) Ansible
2 7 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.29%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.14%) Nessus
6 2 (1.43%) Capistrano
6 2 (1.43%) Puppet
7 1 (0.71%) Icinga
7 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.71%) Nagios
7 1 (0.71%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 140 (100.00%) Cisco
2 37 (26.43%) Microsoft
3 34 (24.29%) VMware
4 31 (22.14%) CheckPoint
5 21 (15.00%) Palo Alto
6 17 (12.14%) Juniper
7 16 (11.43%) HP
7 16 (11.43%) Meraki
8 14 (10.00%) Infoblox
9 10 (7.14%) SolarWinds
10 9 (6.43%) Blue Coat
10 9 (6.43%) F5
11 8 (5.71%) Dell
11 8 (5.71%) Zscaler
12 7 (5.00%) Forcepoint
12 7 (5.00%) Sophos
13 6 (4.29%) Aruba
14 5 (3.57%) Citrix
14 5 (3.57%) Google
14 5 (3.57%) Netskope