Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 76 61
Rank change year-on-year +22 -15 -20
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 6,786 6,541 8,579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.88% 3.93% 4.86%
As % of the Vendors category 11.38% 9.11% 10.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,141 5,280 7,437
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% -3.53%

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 59,638 71,817 78,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.87% 43.13% 44.65%
Number of salaries quoted 45,296 55,598 61,073
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +26 6,421 £46,000 -3.16% 1,127
UK excluding London +32 4,811 £44,000 +3.53% 893
London -5 1,808 £52,500 -4.55% 308
South East +34 1,501 £47,000 -1.05% 282
North of England +34 1,365 £41,125 +2.81% 230
Yorkshire +60 772 £35,000 -12.50% 73
Midlands +10 767 £47,500 +14.46% 143
West Midlands +15 564 £50,000 +5.26% 95
North West +3 547 £42,500 +6.25% 134
East of England +18 496 £40,000 -11.11% 69
South West +20 454 £45,000 +5.88% 96
East Midlands +5 202 £41,750 +19.29% 48
Scotland 0 146 £45,000 +5.88% 41
Wales -1 49 £38,500 -9.41% 29
North East +25 46 £42,500 +21.43% 23
Northern Ireland +10 34 £25,000 +19.05% 4
Isle of Man +6 6 £51,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 3,325 (49.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3,324 (48.98%) Firewall
3 2,492 (36.72%) Windows
4 2,329 (34.32%) WAN
5 2,188 (32.24%) CCNP
6 2,175 (32.05%) VMware
7 2,107 (31.05%) Microsoft
8 1,984 (29.24%) CCNA
9 1,846 (27.20%) Active Directory
10 1,731 (25.51%) LAN
11 1,426 (21.01%) Azure
12 1,425 (21.00%) VPN
13 1,394 (20.54%) DNS
14 1,379 (20.32%) Windows Server
15 1,369 (20.17%) Linux
16 1,362 (20.07%) Office 365
17 1,351 (19.91%) ITIL
18 1,341 (19.76%) Data Centre
19 1,330 (19.60%) Network Security
20 1,306 (19.25%) Cisco ASA
21 1,305 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
22 1,151 (16.96%) MPLS
23 1,128 (16.62%) BGP
24 1,101 (16.22%) Wireless
25 1,094 (16.12%) OSPF
26 1,080 (15.92%) Juniper
27 1,074 (15.83%) Palo Alto
28 967 (14.25%) CheckPoint
29 919 (13.54%) Cisco Nexus
30 891 (13.13%) Citrix

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
1 757 (11.16%) MS Exchange
2 329 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 242 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 235 (3.46%) Skype for Business
5 224 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 141 (2.08%) IIS
7 76 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 54 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 53 (0.78%) Confluence
10 34 (0.50%) SAS
11 28 (0.41%) Apache
11 28 (0.41%) CMS
12 27 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 22 (0.32%) Tomcat
14 20 (0.29%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
16 15 (0.22%) WebSphere
17 12 (0.18%) IBM Notes
17 12 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
18 9 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 448 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
2 122 (1.80%) MS Visio
3 91 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 64 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 43 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.074%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.074%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.029%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.015%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.015%) HipChat
9 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.13%) Exchequer
4 5 (0.074%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 5 (0.074%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.029%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.029%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.029%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.015%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,426 (21.01%) Azure
2 1,362 (20.07%) Office 365
3 811 (11.95%) AWS
4 153 (2.25%) IaaS
5 149 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 134 (1.97%) SaaS
7 115 (1.69%) OneDrive
8 91 (1.34%) PaaS
9 80 (1.18%) GCP
10 65 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 40 (0.59%) Azure Stack
12 26 (0.38%) G Suite
13 24 (0.35%) Mimecast
14 21 (0.31%) OpenShift
15 18 (0.27%) Power Platform
16 17 (0.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 13 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
17 13 (0.19%) Serverless
17 13 (0.19%) SoftLayer
18 10 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3,324 (48.98%) Firewall
2 2,329 (34.32%) WAN
3 1,731 (25.51%) LAN
4 1,425 (21.00%) VPN
5 1,394 (20.54%) DNS
6 1,330 (19.60%) Network Security
7 1,306 (19.25%) Cisco ASA
8 1,151 (16.96%) MPLS
9 1,128 (16.62%) BGP
10 1,101 (16.22%) Wireless
11 1,094 (16.12%) OSPF
12 919 (13.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 846 (12.47%) TCP/IP
14 843 (12.42%) DHCP
15 731 (10.77%) VoIP
16 585 (8.62%) IPsec
17 528 (7.78%) SAN
18 488 (7.19%) Broadband
19 482 (7.10%) NetScaler
20 453 (6.68%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 52 (0.77%) MySQL
3 47 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 27 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
7 20 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 18 (0.27%) Relational Database
9 17 (0.25%) Oracle Database
9 17 (0.25%) Power BI
10 16 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 13 (0.19%) MongoDB
13 12 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.088%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.074%) DB2
16 5 (0.074%) Geospatial Data
16 5 (0.074%) Oracle Database 10g
17 4 (0.059%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 99 (1.46%) JIRA
2 81 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 72 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 48 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 45 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 40 (0.59%) TestRail
6 40 (0.59%) Zephyr
7 28 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 27 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
10 19 (0.28%) Subversion
11 18 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
12 11 (0.16%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.088%) MSI
13 6 (0.088%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.088%) Terragrunt
14 5 (0.074%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.059%) Redmine
16 3 (0.044%) GitLab
16 3 (0.044%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 671 (9.89%) Finance
2 587 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 362 (5.33%) Public Sector
4 229 (3.37%) Retail
5 210 (3.09%) Banking
6 112 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 109 (1.61%) Law
8 98 (1.44%) Marketing
9 86 (1.27%) Legal
10 71 (1.05%) German Language
11 64 (0.94%) Italian Language
12 61 (0.90%) Electronics
13 56 (0.83%) Aerospace
14 42 (0.62%) Local Government
15 38 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 31 (0.46%) Back Office
17 27 (0.40%) Financial Institution
18 25 (0.37%) French Language
19 24 (0.35%) Advertising
20 21 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 2,114 (31.15%) Network Engineer
2 713 (10.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 680 (10.02%) Cisco Engineer
4 626 (9.22%) Analyst
5 591 (8.71%) Security Engineer
6 571 (8.41%) Support Engineer
7 529 (7.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 502 (7.40%) Network Security Engineer
9 490 (7.22%) Architect
10 459 (6.76%) Consultant
11 371 (5.47%) Senior Network Engineer
12 356 (5.25%) IT Engineer
13 269 (3.96%) Support Analyst
14 264 (3.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 245 (3.61%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 230 (3.39%) IT Support
17 227 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
18 213 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
19 212 (3.12%) Technical Support
20 205 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (1.55%) XMPP
2 99 (1.46%) 802.1X
3 85 (1.25%) Web Services
4 77 (1.13%) LDAP
5 37 (0.55%) JSON
6 27 (0.40%) LAMP
7 22 (0.32%) .NET
8 19 (0.28%) SAML
9 17 (0.25%) YAML
10 13 (0.19%) Flash
11 12 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
12 10 (0.15%) REST
13 9 (0.13%) COM
13 9 (0.13%) Kafka
13 9 (0.13%) Middleware
13 9 (0.13%) Regular Expression
14 7 (0.10%) ADSI
14 7 (0.10%) MAPI
14 7 (0.10%) XML
14 7 (0.10%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1,341 (19.76%) Data Centre
2 590 (8.69%) Management Information System
3 390 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
4 256 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
5 180 (2.65%) Driving Licence
6 140 (2.06%) Public Cloud
7 136 (2.00%) Replication
8 133 (1.96%) Clustering
9 130 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 112 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
11 93 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 69 (1.02%) Virtual Team
13 62 (0.91%) PKI
13 62 (0.91%) Private Cloud
14 56 (0.83%) Blackberry
15 44 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
16 40 (0.59%) User Experience
17 35 (0.52%) EMC VMAX
18 32 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
18 32 (0.47%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 2,492 (36.72%) Windows
2 1,379 (20.32%) Windows Server
3 1,369 (20.17%) Linux
4 681 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 595 (8.77%) Windows 10
6 558 (8.22%) Unix
7 465 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 399 (5.88%) Windows 7
9 161 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 148 (2.18%) CentOS
11 130 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 116 (1.71%) Windows 8
13 114 (1.68%) Ubuntu
14 84 (1.24%) Mac OS
15 66 (0.97%) Mac OS X
16 65 (0.96%) Android
17 46 (0.68%) Debian
18 34 (0.50%) Solaris
19 27 (0.40%) Windows XP
20 23 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,351 (19.91%) ITIL
2 830 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 749 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
4 722 (10.64%) Service Delivery
5 657 (9.68%) Network Design
6 601 (8.86%) Network Management
7 600 (8.84%) Presales
8 472 (6.96%) Change Control
9 427 (6.29%) Project Delivery
10 405 (5.97%) Migration
11 395 (5.82%) Product Management
12 392 (5.78%) Mentoring
13 384 (5.66%) Project Management
14 373 (5.50%) Load Balancing
15 338 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
16 335 (4.94%) Change Management
17 319 (4.70%) Cybersecurity
18 300 (4.42%) Incident Management
19 293 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
20 287 (4.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 551 (8.12%) Python
2 496 (7.31%) PowerShell
3 429 (6.32%) Bash Shell
4 387 (5.70%) SQL
5 354 (5.22%) Perl
6 131 (1.93%) C
7 63 (0.93%) PHP
8 46 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 43 (0.63%) Ruby
10 37 (0.55%) C#
11 34 (0.50%) C++
12 32 (0.47%) Java
13 30 (0.44%) Shell Script
14 14 (0.21%) R
15 12 (0.18%) VBScript
16 10 (0.15%) VBA
17 7 (0.10%) Go
18 5 (0.074%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.074%) T-SQL
19 4 (0.059%) Julia
Qualifications
1 3,325 (49.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2,188 (32.24%) CCNP
3 1,984 (29.24%) CCNA
4 790 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 608 (8.96%) Degree
6 556 (8.19%) Security Cleared
7 531 (7.82%) MCSE
8 490 (7.22%) CCIE
9 329 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 309 (4.55%) MCSA
10 309 (4.55%) SC Cleared
11 248 (3.65%) CCDP
12 178 (2.62%) MCITP
13 174 (2.56%) JNCIA
14 172 (2.53%) MCP
15 163 (2.40%) JNCIS
16 153 (2.25%) CISSP
17 150 (2.21%) JNCIP
18 146 (2.15%) CCSA
19 136 (2.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 657 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 463 (6.82%) ISO 9001
3 462 (6.81%) SLA
4 119 (1.75%) PCI DSS
5 89 (1.31%) GDPR
6 53 (0.78%) ISO 22301
7 49 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 42 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 41 (0.60%) QA
10 40 (0.59%) PMO
11 31 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
12 25 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 23 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 21 (0.31%) NIST
15 20 (0.29%) COBIT
16 13 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 10 (0.15%) MiFID
18 9 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
18 9 (0.13%) ISO 31000
18 9 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1,846 (27.20%) Active Directory
2 1,305 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 709 (10.45%) Hyper-V
4 284 (4.19%) vSphere
5 232 (3.42%) XenApp
6 226 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
7 152 (2.24%) XenDesktop
8 137 (2.02%) VMware NSX
9 112 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
10 79 (1.16%) Docker
11 74 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
12 68 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
13 60 (0.88%) Firmware
14 42 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
15 29 (0.43%) vCloud
16 28 (0.41%) NFS
17 24 (0.35%) BitLocker
17 24 (0.35%) DFS Replication
18 21 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 21 (0.31%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 564 (8.31%) SCCM
2 506 (7.46%) FortiGate
3 423 (6.23%) Nagios
4 325 (4.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 219 (3.23%) SCOM
6 163 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
7 155 (2.28%) Ansible
8 151 (2.23%) Puppet
9 140 (2.06%) WSUS
10 114 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 113 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
12 93 (1.37%) Backup Exec
13 81 (1.19%) Kubernetes
14 79 (1.16%) vCenter Server
14 79 (1.16%) vRealize
15 73 (1.08%) Stealthwatch
16 72 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
17 62 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 62 (0.91%) Terraform
18 61 (0.90%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2,175 (32.05%) VMware
2 2,107 (31.05%) Microsoft
3 1,080 (15.92%) Juniper
4 1,074 (15.83%) Palo Alto
5 967 (14.25%) CheckPoint
6 891 (13.13%) Citrix
7 737 (10.86%) HP
8 733 (10.80%) Fortinet
9 679 (10.01%) Meraki
10 558 (8.22%) F5
11 541 (7.97%) Dell
12 427 (6.29%) NetApp
13 365 (5.38%) SolarWinds
14 294 (4.33%) Aruba
15 278 (4.10%) EMC
16 242 (3.57%) Veeam
17 203 (2.99%) Red Hat
18 188 (2.77%) Avaya
19 158 (2.33%) Symantec
20 156 (2.30%) Huawei