Period
to 25 January 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 6 months to 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 82 67 62
Rank change year-on-year -15 -5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 2,364 5,151 6,502
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.67% 4.12% 4.28%
As % of the Vendors category 9.68% 9.91% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,254 4,464 5,769
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 24,431 51,953 63,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.95% 41.59% 41.95%
Number of salaries quoted 19,047 40,142 49,481
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cisco over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK over the 6 months to 25 January 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 -18 2,101 £50,000 +3.09% 430
UK excluding London -17 1,522 £45,000 - 340
London -16 686 £62,500 +8.70% 117
South East -13 441 £50,000 - 87
Work from Home -20 388 £53,750 -10.42% 55
North of England +6 384 £45,000 +7.14% 95
Midlands -25 274 £40,000 -11.11% 61
North West +14 245 £45,000 +12.50% 66
South West -2 203 £45,000 - 45
West Midlands -21 180 £40,000 -15.79% 42
East of England +5 126 £47,500 +11.76% 25
Yorkshire -26 108 £42,500 -2.54% 23
East Midlands -21 95 £42,500 - 19
Scotland +10 94 £50,000 +12.36% 18
Wales +50 41 £42,500 +19.72% 7
North East +24 37 £43,500 +10.13% 6
Northern Ireland +3 2 £37,500 +33.93% 3

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, IT jobs citing Cisco 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.

1 1,086 (45.94%) Firewall
2 984 (41.62%) Microsoft
3 876 (37.06%) Windows
4 871 (36.84%) VMware
5 845 (35.74%) Cisco Certification
6 754 (31.90%) WAN
7 651 (27.54%) Azure
8 636 (26.90%) Active Directory
9 631 (26.69%) LAN
10 572 (24.20%) Office 365
11 553 (23.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 510 (21.57%) Windows Server
13 498 (21.07%) CCNA
14 486 (20.56%) CCNP
15 426 (18.02%) DNS
16 383 (16.20%) ITIL
17 379 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 372 (15.74%) VPN
19 345 (14.59%) Network Security
20 342 (14.47%) Cisco ASA
21 333 (14.09%) AWS
22 323 (13.66%) Linux
23 321 (13.58%) CheckPoint
24 319 (13.49%) Finance
25 314 (13.28%) Juniper
26 312 (13.20%) Wireless
26 312 (13.20%) Data Centre
27 305 (12.90%) BGP
28 294 (12.44%) Citrix
28 294 (12.44%) DHCP

Cisco
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
1 152 (6.43%) MS Exchange
2 119 (5.03%) SharePoint
3 61 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (2.37%) Skype for Business
5 49 (2.07%) IIS
6 35 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.14%) Apache
8 22 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.38%) Confluence
10 8 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.30%) CMS
12 6 (0.25%) Camunda
12 6 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.13%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.13%) nginx
14 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.085%) Apache Spark
15 2 (0.085%) ejabberd
Applications
1 148 (6.26%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.042%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.042%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 651 (27.54%) Azure
2 572 (24.20%) Office 365
3 333 (14.09%) AWS
4 93 (3.93%) IaaS
5 79 (3.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 72 (3.05%) SaaS
7 53 (2.24%) Mimecast
8 51 (2.16%) GCP
9 44 (1.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 37 (1.57%) PaaS
11 30 (1.27%) Route 53
12 26 (1.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 22 (0.93%) OneDrive
13 22 (0.93%) Slack
14 21 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
15 18 (0.76%) OpenShift
16 16 (0.68%) G Suite
17 15 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
18 14 (0.59%) Amazon S3
19 12 (0.51%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1,086 (45.94%) Firewall
2 754 (31.90%) WAN
3 631 (26.69%) LAN
4 426 (18.02%) DNS
5 372 (15.74%) VPN
6 345 (14.59%) Network Security
7 342 (14.47%) Cisco ASA
8 312 (13.20%) Wireless
9 305 (12.90%) BGP
10 294 (12.44%) DHCP
11 283 (11.97%) VoIP
12 272 (11.51%) TCP/IP
13 267 (11.29%) OSPF
14 251 (10.62%) VLAN
15 248 (10.49%) MPLS
16 226 (9.56%) SAN
17 198 (8.38%) Wi-Fi
18 188 (7.95%) Cisco Nexus
19 133 (5.63%) Cisco IOS
20 100 (4.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 23 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
2 23 (0.97%) MySQL
2 23 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (0.47%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.30%) Power BI
6 7 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.21%) Big Data
7 5 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.13%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (0.085%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.085%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.085%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.085%) Ingres
9 2 (0.085%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 25 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
2 23 (0.97%) JIRA
3 15 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.42%) GitLab
5 9 (0.38%) Bitbucket
5 9 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.34%) Gradle
6 8 (0.34%) Maven
6 8 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (0.30%) Metasploit
7 7 (0.30%) WebScarab
8 6 (0.25%) Ant
8 6 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.25%) Robot Framework
8 6 (0.25%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.085%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.042%) PowerBuilder
11 1 (0.042%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 319 (13.49%) Finance
2 176 (7.45%) Telecoms
3 115 (4.86%) Multimedia
4 108 (4.57%) Banking
5 94 (3.98%) Public Sector
6 44 (1.86%) Law
7 39 (1.65%) Retail
8 34 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.35%) Marketing
10 30 (1.27%) Electronics
11 25 (1.06%) Legal
12 21 (0.89%) Aerospace
12 21 (0.89%) French Language
13 13 (0.55%) Military
14 12 (0.51%) Publishing
15 10 (0.42%) Automotive
15 10 (0.42%) Local Government
16 9 (0.38%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.34%) Back Office
17 8 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 774 (32.74%) Network Engineer
2 297 (12.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 220 (9.31%) Senior Network Engineer
4 212 (8.97%) IT Engineer
5 195 (8.25%) Support Engineer
6 185 (7.83%) Analyst
7 159 (6.73%) Cisco Engineer
8 145 (6.13%) Architect
9 126 (5.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 125 (5.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 125 (5.29%) IT Support
11 121 (5.12%) Trainee
12 104 (4.40%) Consultant
13 99 (4.19%) Security Engineer
14 82 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
15 80 (3.38%) IT Support Engineer
16 76 (3.21%) Administrator
17 72 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
18 66 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
19 64 (2.71%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.48%) XMPP
2 26 (1.10%) 802.1X
3 24 (1.02%) Web Services
4 16 (0.68%) LDAP
5 13 (0.55%) Middleware
6 11 (0.47%) JSON
7 10 (0.42%) .NET
7 10 (0.42%) SAML
8 8 (0.34%) YAML
9 7 (0.30%) COM
9 7 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (0.30%) OAuth
9 7 (0.30%) OAuth2
9 7 (0.30%) OpenID
9 7 (0.30%) REST
10 6 (0.25%) Django
10 6 (0.25%) Flask
10 6 (0.25%) OpenDaylight
11 5 (0.21%) WSH
12 4 (0.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 312 (13.20%) Data Centre
2 119 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (4.19%) Management Information System
4 76 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
5 59 (2.50%) Clustering
6 54 (2.28%) Public Cloud
7 50 (2.12%) Replication
8 43 (1.82%) Driving Licence
9 36 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
10 33 (1.40%) Client/Server
11 30 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 29 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
13 26 (1.10%) User Experience
14 15 (0.63%) BYOD
15 14 (0.59%) Fat Client
15 14 (0.59%) Life Science
15 14 (0.59%) Thin Client
16 13 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
16 13 (0.55%) PKI
16 13 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 876 (37.06%) Windows
2 510 (21.57%) Windows Server
3 323 (13.66%) Linux
4 187 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 176 (7.45%) Windows 10
6 150 (6.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 109 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 86 (3.64%) Windows Server 2019
9 75 (3.17%) Windows 7
10 55 (2.33%) Unix
11 31 (1.31%) Mac OS X
12 30 (1.27%) Ubuntu
13 27 (1.14%) Android
14 22 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (0.76%) Mac OS
15 18 (0.76%) Windows 8
16 16 (0.68%) CentOS
17 14 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
18 11 (0.47%) Solaris
19 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (16.20%) ITIL
2 379 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 284 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
4 187 (7.91%) Cybersecurity
5 158 (6.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 149 (6.30%) DevOps
7 132 (5.58%) Project Delivery
8 131 (5.54%) Presales
9 126 (5.33%) Project Management
10 122 (5.16%) Mentoring
11 114 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
12 111 (4.70%) Migration
13 106 (4.48%) Information Security
14 102 (4.31%) Service Delivery
15 100 (4.23%) Load Balancing
16 99 (4.19%) Network Design
17 92 (3.89%) Network Monitoring
18 78 (3.30%) Incident Management
19 77 (3.26%) Change Management
20 73 (3.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (7.87%) PowerShell
2 135 (5.71%) SQL
3 131 (5.54%) Python
4 23 (0.97%) Perl
5 22 (0.93%) C
6 17 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 16 (0.68%) PHP
8 14 (0.59%) Ruby
9 10 (0.42%) VBScript
10 8 (0.34%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.30%) Go
12 6 (0.25%) C++
13 5 (0.21%) C#
13 5 (0.21%) R
14 4 (0.17%) Java
15 3 (0.13%) Lisp
15 3 (0.13%) VB
16 2 (0.085%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.042%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.042%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 845 (35.74%) Cisco Certification
2 498 (21.07%) CCNA
3 486 (20.56%) CCNP
4 186 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 181 (7.66%) Security Cleared
6 158 (6.68%) Degree
7 145 (6.13%) SC Cleared
8 126 (5.33%) MCSE
9 105 (4.44%) A+ Certification
10 98 (4.15%) CCIE
11 90 (3.81%) MCSA
12 70 (2.96%) CISSP
12 70 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 57 (2.41%) MCP
14 52 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
15 46 (1.95%) JNCIA
16 45 (1.90%) CCDP
17 42 (1.78%) JNCIS
18 39 (1.65%) DV Cleared
19 38 (1.61%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (6.43%) SLA
2 80 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (2.03%) PCI DSS
4 33 (1.40%) GDPR
5 22 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (0.63%) COBIT
7 13 (0.55%) NIST
8 12 (0.51%) QA
9 10 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 7 (0.30%) OASIS TOSCA
10 7 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.25%) NCSC
12 5 (0.21%) BS25999
12 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.17%) RMADS
14 2 (0.085%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.085%) PMO
15 1 (0.042%) NIST 800
System Software
1 636 (26.90%) Active Directory
2 553 (23.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 285 (12.06%) Hyper-V
4 113 (4.78%) vSphere
5 92 (3.89%) XenApp
6 82 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (2.62%) Docker
8 58 (2.45%) XenDesktop
9 44 (1.86%) VMware NSX
10 40 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
11 31 (1.31%) VMware Server
12 24 (1.02%) KVM
13 23 (0.97%) Firmware
14 22 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
15 16 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
17 12 (0.51%) BitLocker
18 11 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 10 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
19 10 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 164 (6.94%) SCCM
2 163 (6.90%) Ansible
3 106 (4.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 74 (3.13%) Puppet
5 65 (2.75%) FortiGate
6 62 (2.62%) Terraform
7 57 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
8 54 (2.28%) Kubernetes
9 51 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
10 40 (1.69%) vCenter Server
11 35 (1.48%) Nagios
12 24 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
12 24 (1.02%) Nessus
13 23 (0.97%) Backup Exec
14 21 (0.89%) vRealize
15 18 (0.76%) WSUS
16 17 (0.72%) HAProxy
16 17 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
16 17 (0.72%) SCOM
16 17 (0.72%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 984 (41.62%) Microsoft
2 871 (36.84%) VMware
3 321 (13.58%) CheckPoint
4 314 (13.28%) Juniper
5 294 (12.44%) Citrix
6 290 (12.27%) Palo Alto
7 268 (11.34%) Meraki
8 238 (10.07%) HP
9 223 (9.43%) F5
10 208 (8.80%) Fortinet
11 168 (7.11%) Dell
12 166 (7.02%) Veeam
13 130 (5.50%) NetApp
14 121 (5.12%) SolarWinds
15 110 (4.65%) Avaya
16 101 (4.27%) Sophos
17 100 (4.23%) Aruba
18 68 (2.88%) McAfee
19 67 (2.83%) EMC
20 60 (2.54%) Google