Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 102 85 69
Rank change year-on-year -17 -16 -8
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 4,139 2,374 5,143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.17% 3.67% 4.12%
As % of the Vendors category 8.12% 9.68% 9.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,648 1,842 4,174
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £35,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - - +4.05%

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 50,986 24,522 51,934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.10% 37.91% 41.58%
Number of salaries quoted 32,595 19,321 40,134
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,840 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.62% +1.87% -

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -22 3,422 £45,920 -8.16% 684
UK excluding London +8 2,860 £45,000 - 537
London -73 978 £55,000 -9.47% 200
North of England +19 911 £42,500 - 137
Work from Home -67 665 £52,500 -4.55% 98
South East -31 617 £47,500 +5.56% 114
Midlands +6 540 £42,500 +6.25% 110
North West -2 452 £45,000 +5.88% 63
Yorkshire +49 377 £42,500 - 53
West Midlands -4 306 £42,500 +6.25% 68
South West -13 246 £45,000 - 58
East Midlands +7 213 £45,000 +12.50% 40
Scotland +7 195 £43,750 -12.50% 31
Wales +19 169 £45,000 +6.51% 13
East of England -57 164 £45,000 -5.26% 63
North East +21 99 £39,500 -6.51% 21
Northern Ireland +26 69 £40,000 +6.67% 10
Channel Islands - 4 £38,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 1,992 (48.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1,470 (35.52%) CCNA
3 1,441 (34.82%) Linux
4 1,385 (33.46%) Firewall
5 1,313 (31.72%) Microsoft
6 1,309 (31.63%) Wireless
7 1,153 (27.86%) Windows
8 1,065 (25.73%) Azure
9 969 (23.41%) WAN
10 935 (22.59%) LAN
11 924 (22.32%) VMware
12 901 (21.77%) Network+ Certification
13 890 (21.50%) A+ Certification
14 882 (21.31%) Linux+ Certification
15 860 (20.78%) Active Directory
16 832 (20.10%) Microsoft 365
17 723 (17.47%) Social Skills
18 687 (16.60%) CCNP
19 676 (16.33%) ITIL
20 644 (15.56%) Windows Server
21 627 (15.15%) Data Centre
22 617 (14.91%) VPN
23 590 (14.25%) DNS
24 562 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
25 540 (13.05%) TCP/IP
26 488 (11.79%) AWS
27 482 (11.65%) Palo Alto
28 472 (11.40%) BGP
29 470 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
30 457 (11.04%) Juniper

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
1 230 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 190 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 77 (1.86%) IIS
4 61 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 59 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 29 (0.70%) OpenStack
8 26 (0.63%) Skype for Business
9 22 (0.53%) Apache
10 21 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 15 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (0.34%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.31%) CMS
15 11 (0.27%) SAS
16 10 (0.24%) JBoss
17 9 (0.22%) Confluence
18 8 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
19 5 (0.12%) nginx
20 4 (0.097%) WordPress
Applications
1 229 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 51 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.024%) 1Password
6 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.024%) Blender
6 1 (0.024%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.024%) Weka
Business Applications
1 13 (0.31%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.097%) Misys Midas
3 4 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.072%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.072%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.048%) Magento
5 2 (0.048%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.024%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.024%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,065 (25.73%) Azure
2 832 (20.10%) Microsoft 365
3 488 (11.79%) AWS
4 175 (4.23%) IaaS
5 151 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 142 (3.43%) SaaS
7 133 (3.21%) PaaS
8 71 (1.72%) GCP
9 59 (1.43%) Mimecast
10 56 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
11 55 (1.33%) Nutanix
12 51 (1.23%) OneDrive
13 34 (0.82%) Rubrik
14 24 (0.58%) Google Workspace
15 23 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
15 23 (0.56%) OpenShift
15 23 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 20 (0.48%) AWS Direct Connect
17 19 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 18 (0.43%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1,385 (33.46%) Firewall
2 1,309 (31.63%) Wireless
3 969 (23.41%) WAN
4 935 (22.59%) LAN
5 617 (14.91%) VPN
6 590 (14.25%) DNS
7 540 (13.05%) TCP/IP
8 472 (11.40%) BGP
9 457 (11.04%) Network Security
10 417 (10.07%) DHCP
11 354 (8.55%) OSPF
12 346 (8.36%) MPLS
13 332 (8.02%) Cisco ASA
14 319 (7.71%) Wi-Fi
15 286 (6.91%) VoIP
16 256 (6.19%) SAN
17 253 (6.11%) VLAN
18 216 (5.22%) Cisco IOS
18 216 (5.22%) SD-WAN
19 204 (4.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 92 (2.22%) MySQL
3 73 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
4 67 (1.62%) MariaDB
5 56 (1.35%) InfluxDB
6 24 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
7 18 (0.43%) NoSQL
8 12 (0.29%) MongoDB
8 12 (0.29%) Oracle Database
9 11 (0.27%) Big Data
9 11 (0.27%) SQL Server 2019
10 10 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (0.24%) DB2
10 10 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.22%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.22%) Power BI
11 9 (0.22%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.19%) ArangoDB
12 8 (0.19%) HBase
12 8 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 103 (2.49%) Git (software)
2 45 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 43 (1.04%) JIRA
4 22 (0.53%) Maven
5 16 (0.39%) Selenium
6 13 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (0.29%) Ant
8 11 (0.27%) Gradle
9 10 (0.24%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (0.19%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (0.19%) SonarQube
11 7 (0.17%) Metasploit
12 6 (0.14%) MSI
13 5 (0.12%) Postman
13 5 (0.12%) Subversion
14 3 (0.072%) eggPlant
14 3 (0.072%) ERwin
14 3 (0.072%) Zephyr
General
1 723 (17.47%) Social Skills
2 398 (9.62%) Finance
3 234 (5.65%) Telecoms
4 195 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 139 (3.36%) Organisational Skills
6 123 (2.97%) Banking
7 107 (2.59%) Retail
8 102 (2.46%) Legal
9 93 (2.25%) Public Sector
10 87 (2.10%) Manufacturing
11 83 (2.01%) Law
12 67 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
13 54 (1.30%) Advertising
13 54 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
14 51 (1.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 45 (1.09%) Back Office
16 42 (1.01%) Marketing
17 27 (0.65%) German Language
17 27 (0.65%) Multimedia
18 24 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 896 (21.65%) IT Technician
2 883 (21.33%) Network Engineer
2 883 (21.33%) Trainee
3 881 (21.29%) Network Technician
3 881 (21.29%) Trainee IT Technician
3 881 (21.29%) Trainee Technician
4 386 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 315 (7.61%) Analyst
6 274 (6.62%) Support Engineer
7 248 (5.99%) Architect
8 241 (5.82%) IT Engineer
9 205 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
10 196 (4.74%) Senior Network Engineer
11 175 (4.23%) IT Support
12 158 (3.82%) Security Engineer
13 134 (3.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 129 (3.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 125 (3.02%) Consultant
16 117 (2.83%) Support Analyst
17 113 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.04%) LDAP
2 39 (0.94%) JSON
2 39 (0.94%) XMPP
3 37 (0.89%) XML
4 31 (0.75%) 802.1X
5 25 (0.60%) HTML
6 24 (0.58%) Middleware
7 13 (0.31%) WebRTC
8 12 (0.29%) CSS
8 12 (0.29%) Spring
8 12 (0.29%) Spring Boot
9 11 (0.27%) SAML
9 11 (0.27%) Web Services
10 10 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
11 9 (0.22%) .NET
11 9 (0.22%) Kafka
12 8 (0.19%) Guice
12 8 (0.19%) Lucene
12 8 (0.19%) Protocol Buffers
12 8 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 627 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 174 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 138 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 113 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
5 109 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 77 (1.86%) PKI
7 72 (1.74%) Replication
8 58 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 56 (1.35%) Private Cloud
10 55 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 50 (1.21%) Driving Licence
12 44 (1.06%) Clustering
13 43 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
14 40 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
15 39 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
16 38 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 34 (0.82%) iPhone
18 32 (0.77%) User Experience
19 30 (0.72%) NHS
20 28 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,441 (34.82%) Linux
2 1,153 (27.86%) Windows
3 644 (15.56%) Windows Server
4 376 (9.08%) Windows 10
5 224 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 199 (4.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 189 (4.57%) Windows Server 2019
8 121 (2.92%) Windows 7
9 111 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 101 (2.44%) Unix
11 89 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 76 (1.84%) CentOS
13 75 (1.81%) Android
14 45 (1.09%) Mac OS
15 44 (1.06%) Windows 8
16 43 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
17 38 (0.92%) Mac OS X
18 36 (0.87%) Solaris
19 35 (0.85%) Ubuntu
20 22 (0.53%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (16.33%) ITIL
2 470 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 442 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
4 273 (6.60%) Network Design
5 240 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
6 233 (5.63%) Service Delivery
7 225 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
8 218 (5.27%) Change Management
9 208 (5.03%) Project Management
10 201 (4.86%) Presales
11 189 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
12 182 (4.40%) Migration
12 182 (4.40%) Project Delivery
13 181 (4.37%) Information Security
14 180 (4.35%) Incident Management
15 155 (3.74%) Service Management
16 146 (3.53%) Computer Science
17 143 (3.45%) Mentoring
18 141 (3.41%) Network Monitoring
19 140 (3.38%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 286 (6.91%) PowerShell
2 229 (5.53%) Python
3 178 (4.30%) SQL
4 113 (2.73%) Bash
5 67 (1.62%) Java
6 47 (1.14%) C
7 25 (0.60%) Perl
8 19 (0.46%) C#
9 17 (0.41%) JavaScript
10 13 (0.31%) VBScript
11 11 (0.27%) C++
11 11 (0.27%) PHP
11 11 (0.27%) Ruby
12 8 (0.19%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.12%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.12%) VB
14 4 (0.097%) Go
14 4 (0.097%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.097%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.072%) R
Qualifications
1 1,992 (48.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1,470 (35.52%) CCNA
3 901 (21.77%) Network+ Certification
4 890 (21.50%) A+ Certification
5 882 (21.31%) Linux+ Certification
6 687 (16.60%) CCNP
7 311 (7.51%) Security Cleared
8 304 (7.34%) Degree
9 242 (5.85%) SC Cleared
10 225 (5.44%) CCIE
11 218 (5.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 117 (2.83%) MCSE
13 97 (2.34%) DV Cleared
14 96 (2.32%) MCSA
15 70 (1.69%) JNCIA
16 63 (1.52%) MCP
17 57 (1.38%) CISSP
18 55 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
18 55 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 49 (1.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (6.67%) SLA
2 111 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 64 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 56 (1.35%) GDPR
5 44 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
6 29 (0.70%) NIST
7 19 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.36%) COBIT
9 14 (0.34%) QA
10 12 (0.29%) PMO
11 9 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 9 (0.22%) HIPAA
11 9 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 9 (0.22%) NCSC
12 8 (0.19%) GRC
12 8 (0.19%) GxP
12 8 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
12 8 (0.19%) ISO 31000
12 8 (0.19%) SOC 2
System Software
1 860 (20.78%) Active Directory
2 562 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 305 (7.37%) Hyper-V
4 143 (3.45%) vSphere
5 104 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
6 69 (1.67%) XenApp
7 64 (1.55%) Firmware
8 44 (1.06%) VMware NSX
9 43 (1.04%) Docker
10 40 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
11 35 (0.85%) KVM
12 29 (0.70%) BitLocker
13 27 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
14 23 (0.56%) NFS
15 19 (0.46%) Terminal Services
15 19 (0.46%) XenDesktop
16 17 (0.41%) ProxySG
16 17 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
17 13 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 8 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 160 (3.87%) SCCM
2 146 (3.53%) Ansible
3 139 (3.36%) Terraform
4 133 (3.21%) FortiGate
5 125 (3.02%) Microsoft Intune
6 78 (1.88%) Puppet
7 76 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
8 60 (1.45%) Kubernetes
9 57 (1.38%) WSUS
10 50 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
11 44 (1.06%) SCOM
12 43 (1.04%) Nagios
13 41 (0.99%) vCenter Server
14 37 (0.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 35 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
16 33 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
17 32 (0.77%) Nessus
18 26 (0.63%) Backup Exec
19 25 (0.60%) Icinga
20 24 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1,313 (31.72%) Microsoft
2 924 (22.32%) VMware
3 482 (11.65%) Palo Alto
4 457 (11.04%) Juniper
5 437 (10.56%) CheckPoint
6 427 (10.32%) Fortinet
7 347 (8.38%) F5
8 336 (8.12%) Meraki
9 314 (7.59%) HP
10 278 (6.72%) Citrix
11 272 (6.57%) SolarWinds
12 240 (5.80%) Aruba
13 201 (4.86%) Dell
13 201 (4.86%) Veeam
14 123 (2.97%) Apple
14 123 (2.97%) NetApp
15 108 (2.61%) IBM
16 104 (2.51%) Avaya
17 101 (2.44%) Red Hat
18 100 (2.42%) EMC