Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Cisco Network Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 794 637 545
Rank change year-on-year -157 -92 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Cisco Network Engineer 377 673 954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.40% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 335 620 866
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% -2.22%

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 158,054 167,354 183,138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,348 133,989 153,460
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Cisco Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Network Engineer in the UK

Cisco Network Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cisco Network Engineer.

Salary trend for Cisco Network Engineer in the UK

Cisco Network Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Network Engineer over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 -151 365 £52,500 +10.53% 47
UK excluding London -154 208 £40,000 -11.11% 38
London -37 167 £62,500 +13.64% 13
South East -50 80 £45,000 -8.16% 10
North of England -58 62 £35,000 -20.45% 10
North West -24 40 £37,500 -16.67% 9
Midlands -6 39 £45,000 +2.27% 6
East Midlands -19 26 £36,500 -17.05% 3
Yorkshire -13 19 £35,000 -17.65% 1
West Midlands +9 13 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East of England -25 12 £33,000 -26.67% 1
Scotland +7 10 £40,000 -30.43% 1
South West -9 8 £34,000 -15.00% 7
North East -12 3 £29,000 -20.55%

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 377 (100.00%) Cisco
2 296 (78.51%) Cisco Certification
3 248 (65.78%) Firewall
4 231 (61.27%) CCNP
5 205 (54.38%) CCNA
6 189 (50.13%) WAN
7 139 (36.87%) MPLS
8 138 (36.60%) LAN
9 133 (35.28%) Wireless
10 132 (35.01%) Cisco Nexus
11 128 (33.95%) VPN
12 126 (33.42%) BGP
13 122 (32.36%) F5
14 118 (31.30%) Cisco ASA
15 116 (30.77%) Data Centre
16 98 (25.99%) OSPF
16 98 (25.99%) CheckPoint
17 91 (24.14%) Juniper
18 88 (23.34%) SolarWinds
19 75 (19.89%) Network Design
20 70 (18.57%) Network Management
21 69 (18.30%) Meraki
22 62 (16.45%) Load Balancing
22 62 (16.45%) Finance
23 61 (16.18%) Cisco Prime
24 59 (15.65%) Palo Alto
25 57 (15.12%) VoIP
25 57 (15.12%) Network Security
25 57 (15.12%) VLAN
26 56 (14.85%) Cisco IOS

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 4 (1.06%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.53%) Apache
2 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.53%) IIS
2 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 248 (65.78%) Firewall
2 189 (50.13%) WAN
3 139 (36.87%) MPLS
4 138 (36.60%) LAN
5 133 (35.28%) Wireless
6 132 (35.01%) Cisco Nexus
7 128 (33.95%) VPN
8 126 (33.42%) BGP
9 118 (31.30%) Cisco ASA
10 98 (25.99%) OSPF
11 57 (15.12%) Network Security
11 57 (15.12%) VLAN
11 57 (15.12%) VoIP
12 56 (14.85%) Cisco IOS
13 55 (14.59%) Cisco Wireless
14 53 (14.06%) VPLS
15 46 (12.20%) TCP/IP
16 42 (11.14%) Cisco ISE
17 40 (10.61%) Cisco Firepower
18 38 (10.08%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 62 (16.45%) Finance
2 36 (9.55%) Banking
3 23 (6.10%) Retail
4 13 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.92%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.92%) Law
6 9 (2.39%) Front Office
7 2 (0.53%) Legal
7 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.10%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.12%) XMPP
3 2 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (0.53%) LDAP
4 1 (0.27%) CSS
4 1 (0.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 116 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.45%) Fintech
4 12 (3.18%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.39%) BBC
6 6 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.06%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.06%) NHS
8 4 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.53%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.53%) Eurex
10 2 (0.53%) PKI
10 2 (0.53%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.27%) CMDB
11 1 (0.27%) Handset
11 1 (0.27%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.55%) Linux
2 26 (6.90%) Windows
3 16 (4.24%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.92%) CentOS
5 11 (2.92%) Fedora
5 11 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.06%) FreeBSD
6 4 (1.06%) Unix
6 4 (1.06%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.53%) Debian
7 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.27%) SUSE
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.89%) Network Design
2 70 (18.57%) Network Management
3 62 (16.45%) Load Balancing
4 42 (11.14%) Network Load Balancing
5 35 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 31 (8.22%) Network Monitoring
7 22 (5.84%) Network Architecture
8 20 (5.31%) ITIL
8 20 (5.31%) Server Virtualisation
9 17 (4.51%) High Availability
9 17 (4.51%) Low Latency
9 17 (4.51%) Migration
10 14 (3.71%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 14 (3.71%) IT Strategy
10 14 (3.71%) Multichannel Retail
10 14 (3.71%) Presales
10 14 (3.71%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (3.18%) DevOps
11 12 (3.18%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (2.92%) Automated Trading
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.98%) Python
2 13 (3.45%) Bash Shell
2 13 (3.45%) Perl
3 12 (3.18%) Ruby
3 12 (3.18%) SQL
4 11 (2.92%) Bourne shell
4 11 (2.92%) Korn
4 11 (2.92%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.06%) C
6 3 (0.80%) R
7 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 296 (78.51%) Cisco Certification
2 231 (61.27%) CCNP
3 205 (54.38%) CCNA
4 54 (14.32%) CCIE
5 27 (7.16%) JNCIP
6 23 (6.10%) Degree
7 22 (5.84%) CCSA
8 17 (4.51%) CCSE
9 15 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (3.71%) CCVP
10 14 (3.71%) MCSE
11 13 (3.45%) CCDP
12 12 (3.18%) RHCE
13 11 (2.92%) Numerate Degree
13 11 (2.92%) RHCA
13 11 (2.92%) RHCSA
14 10 (2.65%) JNCIA
15 6 (1.59%) JNCIE
15 6 (1.59%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.39%) SLA
2 8 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.80%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.53%) QA
6 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (5.31%) VMware Server
3 15 (3.98%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.80%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.80%) pfSense
5 2 (0.53%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 61 (16.18%) Cisco Prime
2 46 (12.20%) Nagios
3 29 (7.69%) FortiGate
4 28 (7.43%) Stealthwatch
5 25 (6.63%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (1.86%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.80%) Cacti
7 3 (0.80%) SCOM
7 3 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.53%) Ansible
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.53%) Grafana
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.27%) Nessus
9 1 (0.27%) Netcool
9 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.27%) Puppet
9 1 (0.27%) QRadar
9 1 (0.27%) SCSM
Vendors
1 377 (100.00%) Cisco
2 122 (32.36%) F5
3 98 (25.99%) CheckPoint
4 91 (24.14%) Juniper
5 88 (23.34%) SolarWinds
6 69 (18.30%) Meraki
7 59 (15.65%) Palo Alto
8 39 (10.34%) VMware
9 28 (7.43%) Microsoft
10 21 (5.57%) HP
11 19 (5.04%) Mitel
12 17 (4.51%) Blue Coat
13 14 (3.71%) Red Hat
14 13 (3.45%) Arista
14 13 (3.45%) Aruba
14 13 (3.45%) Citrix
15 12 (3.18%) Forcepoint
15 12 (3.18%) NetApp
16 11 (2.92%) EMC
16 11 (2.92%) Fortinet