Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 67 61
Rank change year-on-year -19 -6 +11
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 2,932 4,630 6,889
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.53% 4.07% 4.63%
As % of the Vendors category 9.37% 9.95% 11.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,055 3,785 5,587
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,000 £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 31,304 46,549 61,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.69% 40.89% 41.56%
Number of salaries quoted 23,423 36,154 47,923
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,375 £27,750
25th Percentile £39,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Top 18 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 13 April 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 -25 2,565 £50,000 - 509
UK excluding London -6 1,941 £45,000 - 396
London -40 787 £60,000 +4.35% 137
South East -10 523 £50,000 - 92
North of England +5 496 £45,000 +5.88% 109
Work from Home -40 478 £55,000 -8.33% 81
Midlands -5 372 £40,000 -5.88% 91
North West +20 292 £45,000 +12.50% 56
West Midlands +4 258 £40,000 -5.88% 64
South West -26 241 £45,000 +5.88% 57
Yorkshire -14 163 £45,000 - 39
Scotland +25 147 £45,000 -5.46% 18
East of England -7 141 £44,750 -0.56% 21
East Midlands -14 117 £40,000 - 27
Wales +77 71 £38,500 +4.12% 5
North East +13 45 £35,665 -11.94% 14
Channel Islands +6 5 £80,000 +220.00% 2
Northern Ireland 0 1 £37,500 +10.29% 3

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,274 (43.45%) Microsoft
2 1,192 (40.65%) Firewall
3 1,000 (34.11%) Cisco Certification
4 999 (34.07%) Windows
5 890 (30.35%) VMware
6 766 (26.13%) WAN
7 679 (23.16%) Azure
8 673 (22.95%) LAN
9 645 (22.00%) Active Directory
10 631 (21.52%) CCNP
11 600 (20.46%) Microsoft 365
12 596 (20.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 589 (20.09%) Windows Server
14 537 (18.32%) CCNA
15 471 (16.06%) Linux
16 436 (14.87%) ITIL
16 436 (14.87%) DNS
17 430 (14.67%) Network Security
18 422 (14.39%) Data Centre
19 415 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 401 (13.68%) Juniper
21 396 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
22 394 (13.44%) AWS
23 393 (13.40%) Wireless
24 390 (13.30%) Finance
25 365 (12.45%) Palo Alto
26 364 (12.41%) VPN
27 361 (12.31%) BGP
28 337 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
29 328 (11.19%) Hyper-V

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
1 148 (5.05%) MS Exchange
2 120 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 55 (1.88%) IIS
4 48 (1.64%) Apache
5 41 (1.40%) Skype for Business
6 37 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (0.78%) nginx
7 23 (0.78%) OpenStack
8 22 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.44%) Confluence
10 11 (0.38%) ejabberd
11 9 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.20%) Camunda
13 5 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.14%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 160 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 41 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 31 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.17%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.068%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.068%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.034%) Magento
3 1 (0.034%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.034%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.034%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.034%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.034%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.034%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 679 (23.16%) Azure
2 600 (20.46%) Microsoft 365
3 394 (13.44%) AWS
4 100 (3.41%) IaaS
5 83 (2.83%) SaaS
6 79 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 59 (2.01%) PaaS
8 53 (1.81%) Mimecast
9 37 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 35 (1.19%) GCP
11 23 (0.78%) OpenShift
12 22 (0.75%) AWS Direct Connect
13 17 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
13 17 (0.58%) OneDrive
14 16 (0.55%) Serverless
14 16 (0.55%) Slack
15 15 (0.51%) Google Workspace
16 10 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
17 8 (0.27%) Power Platform
18 7 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,192 (40.65%) Firewall
2 766 (26.13%) WAN
3 673 (22.95%) LAN
4 436 (14.87%) DNS
5 430 (14.67%) Network Security
6 396 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
7 393 (13.40%) Wireless
8 364 (12.41%) VPN
9 361 (12.31%) BGP
10 313 (10.68%) TCP/IP
11 312 (10.64%) OSPF
12 307 (10.47%) DHCP
13 288 (9.82%) MPLS
14 258 (8.80%) VoIP
15 252 (8.59%) SAN
16 249 (8.49%) VLAN
17 203 (6.92%) Cisco Nexus
18 185 (6.31%) SD-WAN
19 147 (5.01%) Wi-Fi
20 130 (4.43%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.13%) MySQL
3 29 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (0.27%) Big Data
7 6 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.20%) Redis
7 6 (0.20%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.17%) MariaDB
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.17%) Power BI
9 4 (0.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 29 (0.99%) JIRA
2 28 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 22 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.44%) Bitbucket
6 11 (0.38%) GitLab
7 10 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.27%) Gradle
8 8 (0.27%) Maven
8 8 (0.27%) Metasploit
8 8 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.24%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.20%) Ant
10 6 (0.20%) Robot Framework
10 6 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.20%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.068%) GCC
11 2 (0.068%) Rational Team Concert
12 1 (0.034%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.034%) Burp Suite
General
1 390 (13.30%) Finance
2 296 (10.10%) Multimedia
3 232 (7.91%) Telecoms
4 108 (3.68%) Banking
5 106 (3.62%) Public Sector
6 70 (2.39%) Law
7 61 (2.08%) Retail
8 44 (1.50%) Marketing
9 41 (1.40%) Legal
10 37 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 33 (1.13%) Electronics
12 29 (0.99%) Aerospace
13 24 (0.82%) Military
14 20 (0.68%) Automotive
14 20 (0.68%) French Language
14 20 (0.68%) Publishing
15 17 (0.58%) Games
16 13 (0.44%) German Language
17 11 (0.38%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 890 (30.35%) Network Engineer
2 354 (12.07%) Trainee
3 323 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 296 (10.10%) IT Engineer
5 295 (10.06%) Support Engineer
6 273 (9.31%) Analyst
7 225 (7.67%) Senior Network Engineer
8 224 (7.64%) IT Support
9 182 (6.21%) Architect
10 166 (5.66%) IT Support Engineer
11 158 (5.39%) Cisco Engineer
12 146 (4.98%) Administrator
13 129 (4.40%) Consultant
14 118 (4.02%) Security Analyst
15 116 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 109 (3.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 106 (3.62%) Trainee IT Support
17 106 (3.62%) Trainee Support Engineer
18 98 (3.34%) IT Administrator
19 95 (3.24%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.47%) Web Services
2 36 (1.23%) 802.1X
3 28 (0.95%) LDAP
4 27 (0.92%) XMPP
5 22 (0.75%) JSON
6 21 (0.72%) Middleware
7 14 (0.48%) COM
8 12 (0.41%) REST
9 9 (0.31%) HTML
10 8 (0.27%) .NET
10 8 (0.27%) CSS
11 7 (0.24%) Django
11 7 (0.24%) LAMP
12 6 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (0.20%) Flask
12 6 (0.20%) OpenDaylight
13 5 (0.17%) React
13 5 (0.17%) SAML
13 5 (0.17%) YAML
14 4 (0.14%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 422 (14.39%) Data Centre
2 126 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 97 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
5 83 (2.83%) Public Cloud
6 75 (2.56%) Clustering
7 47 (1.60%) Replication
8 46 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 35 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 30 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
11 28 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (0.92%) Client/Server
13 21 (0.72%) BYOD
13 21 (0.72%) PKI
14 18 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
16 15 (0.51%) NHS
17 14 (0.48%) iPhone
18 13 (0.44%) Life Science
18 13 (0.44%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 999 (34.07%) Windows
2 589 (20.09%) Windows Server
3 471 (16.06%) Linux
4 222 (7.57%) Windows 10
5 194 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 152 (5.18%) Windows Server 2016
7 122 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 114 (3.89%) Windows Server 2019
9 109 (3.72%) Windows 7
10 68 (2.32%) Unix
11 53 (1.81%) Android
12 50 (1.71%) Ubuntu
13 46 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 39 (1.33%) CentOS
15 27 (0.92%) Mac OS
16 23 (0.78%) Debian
17 22 (0.75%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.51%) Windows 8
19 14 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
20 9 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (14.87%) ITIL
2 415 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 337 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
4 317 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
5 195 (6.65%) Presales
6 178 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 171 (5.83%) Network Design
8 168 (5.73%) DevOps
9 138 (4.71%) Load Balancing
9 138 (4.71%) Project Management
10 136 (4.64%) Migration
11 135 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
12 123 (4.20%) Project Delivery
13 111 (3.79%) Service Delivery
14 108 (3.68%) Information Security
15 106 (3.62%) Mentoring
16 97 (3.31%) Service Management
17 94 (3.21%) Computer Science
18 89 (3.04%) Network Management
19 84 (2.86%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 229 (7.81%) PowerShell
2 159 (5.42%) SQL
3 148 (5.05%) Python
4 52 (1.77%) C
5 41 (1.40%) Bash Shell
6 33 (1.13%) Perl
7 31 (1.06%) PHP
8 15 (0.51%) Ruby
9 14 (0.48%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.38%) Java
11 10 (0.34%) C++
12 9 (0.31%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.31%) VB
12 9 (0.31%) VBScript
13 8 (0.27%) Go
14 7 (0.24%) C#
15 5 (0.17%) R
16 2 (0.068%) Lisp
16 2 (0.068%) Tcl
16 2 (0.068%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,000 (34.11%) Cisco Certification
2 631 (21.52%) CCNP
3 537 (18.32%) CCNA
4 286 (9.75%) A+ Certification
5 243 (8.29%) Security Cleared
6 192 (6.55%) Degree
7 186 (6.34%) SC Cleared
8 158 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 147 (5.01%) CCIE
10 102 (3.48%) MCSE
11 74 (2.52%) MCSA
12 73 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 72 (2.46%) Network+ Certification
14 68 (2.32%) Linux+ Certification
15 64 (2.18%) DV Cleared
16 63 (2.15%) CISSP
17 55 (1.88%) CCDP
18 54 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
19 52 (1.77%) JNCIP
20 46 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (4.20%) SLA
2 98 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (2.29%) PCI DSS
4 42 (1.43%) GDPR
5 30 (1.02%) QA
6 29 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (0.55%) NIST
8 15 (0.51%) COBIT
9 14 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 12 (0.41%) PMO
11 10 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 8 (0.27%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.24%) NCSC
14 7 (0.24%) OASIS TOSCA
15 6 (0.20%) BS25999
16 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 4 (0.14%) GRC
18 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 1 (0.034%) JSP 440
System Software
1 645 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 596 (20.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 328 (11.19%) Hyper-V
4 125 (4.26%) vSphere
5 100 (3.41%) XenApp
6 99 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
7 75 (2.56%) XenDesktop
8 59 (2.01%) Docker
9 58 (1.98%) VMware NSX
10 47 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
11 32 (1.09%) KVM
12 28 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
13 26 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 24 (0.82%) Firmware
15 17 (0.58%) BitLocker
15 17 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
16 16 (0.55%) iptables
17 14 (0.48%) QEMU
18 11 (0.38%) Kamailio
18 11 (0.38%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 186 (6.34%) Ansible
2 166 (5.66%) SCCM
3 114 (3.89%) FortiGate
3 114 (3.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 79 (2.69%) Terraform
5 71 (2.42%) Puppet
6 61 (2.08%) Kubernetes
7 47 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
8 36 (1.23%) HAProxy
9 34 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
10 32 (1.09%) vCenter Server
11 31 (1.06%) vRealize
12 29 (0.99%) Nessus
13 28 (0.95%) Nagios
14 25 (0.85%) ZABBIX
15 24 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
16 22 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
17 20 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
17 20 (0.68%) Jamf Pro
17 20 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,274 (43.45%) Microsoft
2 890 (30.35%) VMware
3 401 (13.68%) Juniper
4 365 (12.45%) Palo Alto
5 313 (10.68%) CheckPoint
6 289 (9.86%) Meraki
7 287 (9.79%) Citrix
8 281 (9.58%) HP
9 275 (9.38%) F5
10 269 (9.17%) Fortinet
11 183 (6.24%) Veeam
12 176 (6.00%) Dell
13 123 (4.20%) Avaya
14 122 (4.16%) SolarWinds
15 117 (3.99%) NetApp
16 108 (3.68%) Aruba
17 103 (3.51%) EMC
18 97 (3.31%) McAfee
19 93 (3.17%) Symantec
20 85 (2.90%) Sophos