Period
to 25 May 2020

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 May 2020 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 54 71
Rank change year-on-year -12 +17 -11
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 3,719 7,046 7,070
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.03% 4.86% 4.07%
As % of the Vendors category 9.72% 11.45% 9.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,234 5,965 6,107
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 38,272 61,552 76,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.50% 42.42% 44.04%
Number of salaries quoted 29,236 47,091 59,786
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 May 2020.

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 May 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 -14 3,486 £50,000 +5.26% 251
UK excluding London -21 2,251 £45,000 - 198
London -11 1,341 £57,500 +4.55% 71
South East -7 777 £50,000 +5.26% 49
North of England -30 497 £45,000 +5.88% 48
Midlands -8 355 £42,500 -2.86% 50
Work from Home -19 285 £57,500 -11.54% 12
North West -11 282 £43,750 -2.78% 29
South West -2 277 £42,500 -7.61% 18
East of England -10 229 £45,000 +12.50% 15
West Midlands -17 224 £43,500 -3.33% 33
Yorkshire -45 178 £45,000 +20.00% 16
East Midlands +18 131 £39,500 -1.25% 17
Scotland +18 93 £47,600 -20.67% 12
North East -20 37 £40,500 -35.20% 3
Wales -5 29 £37,239 -6.90% 5
Northern Ireland -13 3 £40,000 +73.91% 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 1,783 (47.94%) Firewall
2 1,446 (38.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1,332 (35.82%) Windows
4 1,265 (34.01%) VMware
5 1,248 (33.56%) WAN
6 1,231 (33.10%) Microsoft
7 1,069 (28.74%) LAN
8 942 (25.33%) Azure
9 929 (24.98%) Active Directory
10 860 (23.12%) CCNP
11 855 (22.99%) Office 365
12 802 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 781 (21.00%) CCNA
14 776 (20.87%) Windows Server
15 769 (20.68%) Data Centre
16 667 (17.93%) Wireless
17 641 (17.24%) VPN
18 630 (16.94%) ITIL
19 628 (16.89%) Juniper
20 609 (16.38%) BGP
21 579 (15.57%) Finance
22 559 (15.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 543 (14.60%) Network Security
24 535 (14.39%) DNS
25 530 (14.25%) Palo Alto
26 524 (14.09%) TCP/IP
27 516 (13.87%) CheckPoint
28 515 (13.85%) MPLS
29 513 (13.79%) OSPF
30 503 (13.53%) Cisco ASA

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
1 260 (6.99%) MS Exchange
2 175 (4.71%) SharePoint
3 113 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 109 (2.93%) Skype for Business
5 108 (2.90%) IIS
6 81 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (0.89%) Confluence
8 22 (0.59%) OpenStack
9 17 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.38%) CMS
12 13 (0.35%) Apache
13 12 (0.32%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.16%) JBoss
15 6 (0.16%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.081%) GlassFish
16 3 (0.081%) nginx
16 3 (0.081%) WordPress
17 2 (0.054%) Drupal
Applications
1 228 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 71 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 55 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.027%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.027%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.11%) assyst
4 4 (0.11%) FastStats
4 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.11%) Unica
5 3 (0.081%) Sage 50
5 3 (0.081%) Shopify
6 2 (0.054%) Softmar
7 1 (0.027%) C-CURE
7 1 (0.027%) Faxination
7 1 (0.027%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.027%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.027%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.027%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.027%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.027%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.027%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 942 (25.33%) Azure
2 855 (22.99%) Office 365
3 426 (11.45%) AWS
4 104 (2.80%) IaaS
5 98 (2.64%) SaaS
6 87 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 77 (2.07%) PaaS
8 59 (1.59%) Mimecast
9 48 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
10 40 (1.08%) GCP
11 39 (1.05%) G Suite
12 34 (0.91%) OneDrive
13 28 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 26 (0.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 24 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
16 19 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
17 16 (0.43%) Akamai
18 15 (0.40%) Amazon S3
19 11 (0.30%) Slack
20 10 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1,783 (47.94%) Firewall
2 1,248 (33.56%) WAN
3 1,069 (28.74%) LAN
4 667 (17.93%) Wireless
5 641 (17.24%) VPN
6 609 (16.38%) BGP
7 543 (14.60%) Network Security
8 535 (14.39%) DNS
9 524 (14.09%) TCP/IP
10 515 (13.85%) MPLS
11 513 (13.79%) OSPF
12 503 (13.53%) Cisco ASA
13 430 (11.56%) DHCP
14 352 (9.46%) VoIP
15 339 (9.12%) Wi-Fi
16 324 (8.71%) SAN
17 323 (8.69%) VLAN
18 303 (8.15%) Cisco Nexus
19 210 (5.65%) IPsec
20 200 (5.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 35 (0.94%) MySQL
2 35 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
3 29 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 25 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
5 21 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (0.43%) Big Data
7 14 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (0.27%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.27%) Redis
10 9 (0.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.24%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.22%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (1.29%) Git (software)
2 35 (0.94%) JIRA
3 33 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 17 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 13 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.19%) Metasploit
6 7 (0.19%) Selenium
6 7 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (0.19%) WinDbg
7 6 (0.16%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.11%) Bazaar
9 4 (0.11%) Bugzilla
9 4 (0.11%) Maven
9 4 (0.11%) Subversion
10 3 (0.081%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.081%) TestRail
10 3 (0.081%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.054%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.054%) WebScarab
General
1 579 (15.57%) Finance
2 251 (6.75%) Telecoms
3 134 (3.60%) Public Sector
4 133 (3.58%) Retail
5 124 (3.33%) Banking
6 110 (2.96%) Law
7 91 (2.45%) Legal
8 49 (1.32%) Marketing
9 40 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 34 (0.91%) Front Office
11 31 (0.83%) Back Office
12 27 (0.73%) Electronics
13 26 (0.70%) Investment Banking
14 24 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.48%) Local Government
16 15 (0.40%) Military
17 13 (0.35%) Advertising
17 13 (0.35%) French Language
17 13 (0.35%) German Language
18 12 (0.32%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 1,173 (31.54%) Network Engineer
2 440 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 337 (9.06%) Support Engineer
4 311 (8.36%) Senior Network Engineer
5 276 (7.42%) Analyst
6 249 (6.70%) IT Engineer
7 236 (6.35%) Cisco Engineer
8 221 (5.94%) Architect
9 204 (5.49%) Consultant
10 182 (4.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 178 (4.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 175 (4.71%) IT Support
13 161 (4.33%) Security Engineer
14 122 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
15 118 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
16 107 (2.88%) IT Support Engineer
17 105 (2.82%) Network Architect
18 103 (2.77%) Network Security Engineer
19 95 (2.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
20 94 (2.53%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (2.26%) 802.1X
2 38 (1.02%) Web Services
3 32 (0.86%) XMPP
4 24 (0.65%) LDAP
5 22 (0.59%) Middleware
6 13 (0.35%) REST
7 9 (0.24%) CSS
7 9 (0.24%) LAMP
7 9 (0.24%) SAML
8 8 (0.22%) .NET
8 8 (0.22%) COM
8 8 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (0.22%) JSON
9 6 (0.16%) HTML
9 6 (0.16%) Node.js
9 6 (0.16%) RESTful
9 6 (0.16%) X-Windows
10 5 (0.13%) ADSI
10 5 (0.13%) jQuery
10 5 (0.13%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 769 (20.68%) Data Centre
2 193 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 163 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
4 142 (3.82%) Video Conferencing
5 136 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 115 (3.09%) Public Cloud
7 86 (2.31%) Driving Licence
8 76 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 63 (1.69%) Private Cloud
10 55 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 50 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
12 48 (1.29%) Clustering
13 39 (1.05%) Replication
14 36 (0.97%) PKI
15 34 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
16 30 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
17 28 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
18 27 (0.73%) Client/Server
19 24 (0.65%) Virtual Team
20 23 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,332 (35.82%) Windows
2 776 (20.87%) Windows Server
3 461 (12.40%) Linux
4 316 (8.50%) Windows 10
5 313 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 263 (7.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 172 (4.62%) Windows 7
8 146 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 90 (2.42%) Unix
10 89 (2.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 51 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 47 (1.26%) Windows 8
13 42 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (0.89%) Mac OS X
15 28 (0.75%) CentOS
16 24 (0.65%) Ubuntu
17 20 (0.54%) Android
18 13 (0.35%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.32%) AIX
19 12 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (16.94%) ITIL
2 559 (15.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 429 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
4 276 (7.42%) Presales
5 235 (6.32%) Network Design
6 202 (5.43%) Project Delivery
6 202 (5.43%) Project Management
7 200 (5.38%) Information Security
8 195 (5.24%) Migration
9 193 (5.19%) Load Balancing
10 182 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
11 177 (4.76%) Change Management
12 174 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
13 173 (4.65%) Service Delivery
14 170 (4.57%) DevOps
15 167 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
15 167 (4.49%) Mentoring
16 163 (4.38%) Network Monitoring
17 139 (3.74%) Computer Science
17 139 (3.74%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 338 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 268 (7.21%) SQL
3 178 (4.79%) Python
4 62 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 50 (1.34%) VBScript
6 48 (1.29%) C
7 19 (0.51%) VBA
8 18 (0.48%) JavaScript
9 17 (0.46%) Perl
10 16 (0.43%) Java
10 16 (0.43%) Shell Script
11 15 (0.40%) PHP
12 10 (0.27%) C#
12 10 (0.27%) C++
13 8 (0.22%) R
14 6 (0.16%) VB
15 5 (0.13%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.11%) Ada
17 2 (0.054%) Ruby
17 2 (0.054%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,446 (38.88%) Cisco Certification
2 860 (23.12%) CCNP
3 781 (21.00%) CCNA
4 316 (8.50%) Degree
5 308 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 250 (6.72%) Security Cleared
7 234 (6.29%) CCIE
8 189 (5.08%) MCSE
9 170 (4.57%) SC Cleared
10 121 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 113 (3.04%) CCDP
12 109 (2.93%) MCSA
13 96 (2.58%) JNCIA
14 91 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
15 76 (2.04%) DV Cleared
16 75 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
17 73 (1.96%) JNCIS
18 61 (1.64%) CISSP
19 48 (1.29%) CCSA
19 48 (1.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (7.99%) SLA
2 117 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (2.04%) GDPR
4 51 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 31 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 31 (0.83%) QA
6 19 (0.51%) NIST
7 12 (0.32%) NCSC
8 11 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.13%) AICPA
10 5 (0.13%) COBIT
10 5 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.11%) PMO
12 3 (0.081%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.081%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.054%) GPG13
13 2 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 929 (24.98%) Active Directory
2 802 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 426 (11.45%) Hyper-V
4 190 (5.11%) vSphere
5 164 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
6 112 (3.01%) XenApp
7 71 (1.91%) VMware NSX
8 69 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 53 (1.43%) Docker
10 49 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
11 39 (1.05%) Firmware
12 38 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 20 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
15 19 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
16 15 (0.40%) VMware Server
17 14 (0.38%) vCloud
18 13 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
18 13 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 12 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 232 (6.24%) SCCM
2 147 (3.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 145 (3.90%) Ansible
4 131 (3.52%) FortiGate
5 98 (2.64%) Cisco Prime
6 92 (2.47%) SCOM
7 82 (2.20%) Puppet
8 78 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
8 78 (2.10%) vCenter Server
9 64 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
10 52 (1.40%) Kubernetes
11 50 (1.34%) Terraform
12 47 (1.26%) WSUS
13 46 (1.24%) Backup Exec
14 40 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
15 31 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
16 28 (0.75%) Nagios
17 25 (0.67%) Stealthwatch
18 24 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
19 22 (0.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,265 (34.01%) VMware
2 1,231 (33.10%) Microsoft
3 628 (16.89%) Juniper
4 530 (14.25%) Palo Alto
5 516 (13.87%) CheckPoint
6 455 (12.23%) Meraki
7 444 (11.94%) Citrix
8 414 (11.13%) HP
9 292 (7.85%) F5
10 255 (6.86%) Fortinet
11 233 (6.27%) SolarWinds
12 200 (5.38%) Dell
13 181 (4.87%) Aruba
14 137 (3.68%) NetApp
15 131 (3.52%) Veeam
16 98 (2.64%) McAfee
17 96 (2.58%) Avaya
18 93 (2.50%) Brocade
19 92 (2.47%) IBM
20 85 (2.29%) Polycom