Period
to 5 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Cisco Network Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 677 639 803
Rank change year-on-year -38 +164 -231
Permanent jobs requiring a Cisco Network Engineer 171 549 438
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.37% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.39% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 166 345 445
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £33,500 £31,000 £30,800
90th Percentile £83,125 £81,250 £67,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.59% - -5.56%

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 74,972 141,263 171,390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.89% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60,327 112,784 139,236
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 5 July 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 5 July 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 -24 170 £52,500 +5.00% 13
UK excluding London -4 90 £47,000 +10.59% 11
London +68 81 £71,250 +14.00% 5
North of England -7 39 £50,000 +17.65% 5
North West +101 21 £52,500 +23.53% 2
South East +103 20 £50,000 -11.50% 2
East of England +62 15 £45,000 +28.57%
Yorkshire -19 13 £45,000 +9.09% 3
Work from Home +14 10 £47,500 -39.49% 4
Midlands +108 9 £40,000 -8.57%
East Midlands +66 9 £40,000 +2.56%
South West +99 6 £47,500 -11.21% 1
North East +28 5 £35,000 -20.45%
Scotland +86 1 - - 3

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

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Cisco
2 105 (61.40%) WAN
3 98 (57.31%) Cisco Certification
3 98 (57.31%) Firewall
4 76 (44.44%) LAN
5 72 (42.11%) CCNP
6 67 (39.18%) BGP
7 57 (33.33%) Wireless
8 56 (32.75%) CCNA
9 53 (30.99%) OSPF
10 49 (28.65%) Data Centre
11 46 (26.90%) Cisco ASA
12 44 (25.73%) MPLS
13 42 (24.56%) CheckPoint
14 38 (22.22%) Palo Alto
15 37 (21.64%) VPN
16 33 (19.30%) Finance
16 33 (19.30%) F5
17 32 (18.71%) Azure
18 31 (18.13%) Microsoft
19 28 (16.37%) Wi-Fi
20 27 (15.79%) Juniper
21 26 (15.20%) WLAN
21 26 (15.20%) Cisco Nexus
22 25 (14.62%) EIGRP
22 25 (14.62%) Network Security
23 24 (14.04%) VMware
23 24 (14.04%) DNS
24 23 (13.45%) Meraki
24 23 (13.45%) Windows

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 5 (2.92%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.17%) nginx
3 2 (1.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.58%) Apache
4 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (18.71%) Azure
2 12 (7.02%) AWS
3 10 (5.85%) Office 365
4 8 (4.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (1.75%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 105 (61.40%) WAN
2 98 (57.31%) Firewall
3 76 (44.44%) LAN
4 67 (39.18%) BGP
5 57 (33.33%) Wireless
6 53 (30.99%) OSPF
7 46 (26.90%) Cisco ASA
8 44 (25.73%) MPLS
9 37 (21.64%) VPN
10 28 (16.37%) Wi-Fi
11 26 (15.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (15.20%) WLAN
12 25 (14.62%) EIGRP
12 25 (14.62%) Network Security
13 24 (14.04%) DNS
14 22 (12.87%) DHCP
14 22 (12.87%) TCP/IP
15 21 (12.28%) VoIP
16 19 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.58%) InfluxDB
2 1 (0.58%) KDB
2 1 (0.58%) Kdb+
2 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.58%) MySQL
2 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.58%) GitLab
3 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.58%) Redmine
3 1 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 33 (19.30%) Finance
2 15 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.60%) Banking
4 11 (6.43%) Financial Institution
5 9 (5.26%) Retail
6 8 (4.68%) Law
7 4 (2.34%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.68%) 802.1X
1 8 (4.68%) XMPP
2 3 (1.75%) CSS
3 2 (1.17%) LDAP
4 1 (0.58%) Ajax
4 1 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.58%) HTML
4 1 (0.58%) jQuery
4 1 (0.58%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.58%) Laravel
4 1 (0.58%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.58%) Memcached
4 1 (0.58%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (28.65%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.92%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.92%) PKI
4 3 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (1.75%) FMCG
4 3 (1.75%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.58%) Cybercrime
5 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.58%) Eurex
5 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.45%) Windows
2 14 (8.19%) Linux
2 14 (8.19%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.26%) Unix
4 5 (2.92%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.75%) CentOS
5 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.58%) Debian
7 1 (0.58%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.58%) SUSE
7 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.11%) ITIL
2 18 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (8.77%) Load Balancing
3 15 (8.77%) Network Design
4 14 (8.19%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (7.02%) Network Management
6 11 (6.43%) DevOps
6 11 (6.43%) Information Security
6 11 (6.43%) Project Delivery
7 10 (5.85%) Risk Management
8 9 (5.26%) Artificial Intelligence
8 9 (5.26%) Computer Science
8 9 (5.26%) Internal Audit
8 9 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (4.68%) Migration
9 8 (4.68%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (4.09%) Change Control
10 7 (4.09%) DNA
10 7 (4.09%) Presales
11 6 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.11%) Python
2 10 (5.85%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.34%) SQL
4 3 (1.75%) C
5 2 (1.17%) PHP
6 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.58%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.58%) C++
6 1 (0.58%) C-shell
6 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.58%) Korn
6 1 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 98 (57.31%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (42.11%) CCNP
3 56 (32.75%) CCNA
4 22 (12.87%) CCIE
5 14 (8.19%) Security Cleared
6 11 (6.43%) SC Cleared
7 8 (4.68%) CCDP
7 8 (4.68%) Degree
8 7 (4.09%) JNCIA
9 6 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.92%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 4 (2.34%) A+ Certification
11 4 (2.34%) CCSA
11 4 (2.34%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (1.75%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.75%) MCSE
12 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.17%) CCVP
13 2 (1.17%) MCP
13 2 (1.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.53%) SLA
2 5 (2.92%) PMO
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (9.94%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.34%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.34%) XenApp
3 4 (2.34%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.75%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.17%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.58%) BIND 9
6 1 (0.58%) Docker
6 1 (0.58%) LXC
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.58%) zsh
Systems Management
1 19 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 14 (8.19%) Ansible
3 8 (4.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (4.68%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (4.68%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (2.92%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (2.34%) Puppet
5 4 (2.34%) Terraform
5 4 (2.34%) WSUS
6 3 (1.75%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.58%) Icinga
7 1 (0.58%) Kibana
7 1 (0.58%) logstash
7 1 (0.58%) Nagios
7 1 (0.58%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 171 (100.00%) Cisco
2 42 (24.56%) CheckPoint
3 38 (22.22%) Palo Alto
4 33 (19.30%) F5
5 31 (18.13%) Microsoft
6 27 (15.79%) Juniper
7 24 (14.04%) VMware
8 23 (13.45%) Meraki
8 23 (13.45%) SolarWinds
9 21 (12.28%) Aruba
10 13 (7.60%) HP
10 13 (7.60%) Infoblox
11 10 (5.85%) Blue Coat
11 10 (5.85%) Citrix
12 9 (5.26%) Barracuda Networks
13 8 (4.68%) Google
13 8 (4.68%) Zscaler
14 7 (4.09%) Forcepoint
14 7 (4.09%) Fortinet
15 5 (2.92%) Riverbed