Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 62 69
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 -24
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 5,066 6,662 7,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.11% 4.40% 4.23%
As % of the Vendors category 9.82% 10.40% 9.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4,087 5,480 6,284
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.30% +2.35% +2.41%

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 51,584 64,043 77,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.90% 42.31% 44.24%
Number of salaries quoted 39,538 49,409 61,582
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -4 4,780 £47,500 - 1,051
UK excluding London 0 3,235 £44,500 +2.30% 798
London -14 1,673 £56,000 +1.82% 311
South East +9 1,158 £47,500 +5.56% 218
Midlands +4 655 £42,500 -2.58% 128
North of England -25 643 £42,500 - 219
West Midlands -3 399 £47,500 - 98
North West -17 364 £40,000 -11.11% 119
South West +12 341 £42,500 -2.30% 84
East of England -13 290 £42,500 +6.25% 91
East Midlands +33 255 £40,000 +6.67% 29
Yorkshire -22 239 £45,000 +12.50% 82
Scotland -5 114 £47,500 -12.72% 35
North East -20 40 £41,500 -31.82% 18
Wales -12 31 £42,500 +2.41% 19
Northern Ireland +11 6 £27,250 +18.48% 4
Channel Islands +3 4 £25,000 -23.08%

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 2,368 (46.74%) Firewall
2 2,037 (40.21%) Cisco Certification
3 1,958 (38.65%) Windows
4 1,720 (33.95%) Microsoft
5 1,669 (32.95%) VMware
6 1,640 (32.37%) WAN
7 1,459 (28.80%) LAN
8 1,299 (25.64%) Active Directory
9 1,252 (24.71%) Azure
10 1,250 (24.67%) CCNP
11 1,202 (23.73%) Office 365
12 1,118 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1,092 (21.56%) CCNA
14 1,077 (21.26%) Windows Server
15 988 (19.50%) Data Centre
16 913 (18.02%) Wireless
17 911 (17.98%) ITIL
18 894 (17.65%) VPN
19 866 (17.09%) Juniper
20 805 (15.89%) DNS
21 785 (15.50%) BGP
22 761 (15.02%) TCP/IP
23 747 (14.75%) Network Security
24 716 (14.13%) Palo Alto
25 715 (14.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 698 (13.78%) OSPF
27 675 (13.32%) Cisco ASA
28 664 (13.11%) Finance
29 663 (13.09%) DHCP
30 656 (12.95%) Linux

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
1 453 (8.94%) MS Exchange
2 244 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 171 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 166 (3.28%) Skype for Business
5 131 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 120 (2.37%) IIS
7 55 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (0.55%) Confluence
9 22 (0.43%) Apache
10 17 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 17 (0.34%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (0.18%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.18%) nginx
13 8 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.14%) JBoss
15 6 (0.12%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.099%) WordPress
17 4 (0.079%) Tomcat
Applications
1 308 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
2 99 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 66 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.059%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.039%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.039%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.020%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.079%) assyst
4 4 (0.079%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.059%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.039%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.039%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.039%) Shopify
6 2 (0.039%) Softmar
6 2 (0.039%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.020%) C-CURE
7 1 (0.020%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.020%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.020%) Magento
7 1 (0.020%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.020%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,252 (24.71%) Azure
2 1,202 (23.73%) Office 365
3 613 (12.10%) AWS
4 132 (2.61%) SaaS
5 126 (2.49%) IaaS
6 109 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 93 (1.84%) PaaS
8 68 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (1.07%) Mimecast
10 53 (1.05%) GCP
11 46 (0.91%) G Suite
12 42 (0.83%) OneDrive
13 28 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 26 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 22 (0.43%) Akamai
16 14 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
17 12 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
18 11 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
19 10 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
19 10 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2,368 (46.74%) Firewall
2 1,640 (32.37%) WAN
3 1,459 (28.80%) LAN
4 913 (18.02%) Wireless
5 894 (17.65%) VPN
6 805 (15.89%) DNS
7 785 (15.50%) BGP
8 761 (15.02%) TCP/IP
9 747 (14.75%) Network Security
10 698 (13.78%) OSPF
11 675 (13.32%) Cisco ASA
12 663 (13.09%) DHCP
13 638 (12.59%) MPLS
14 510 (10.07%) VoIP
15 446 (8.80%) SAN
16 394 (7.78%) VLAN
17 389 (7.68%) Cisco Nexus
18 358 (7.07%) Wi-Fi
19 328 (6.47%) IPsec
20 322 (6.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 56 (1.11%) MySQL
3 31 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
4 27 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
5 25 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (0.32%) Big Data
8 14 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (0.26%) Oracle Database
9 13 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.18%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.18%) Redis
11 8 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.12%) Power BI
12 6 (0.12%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 64 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 55 (1.09%) JIRA
3 43 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 30 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 16 (0.32%) Subversion
6 12 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (0.22%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.20%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.14%) Bugzilla
9 7 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.14%) TestRail
9 7 (0.14%) Zephyr
10 6 (0.12%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.12%) Metasploit
10 6 (0.12%) Selenium
11 5 (0.099%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.099%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.099%) WinDbg
12 4 (0.079%) Maven
13 3 (0.059%) Fiddler
General
1 664 (13.11%) Finance
2 385 (7.60%) Telecoms
3 217 (4.28%) Public Sector
4 187 (3.69%) Retail
5 152 (3.00%) Banking
6 107 (2.11%) Law
7 92 (1.82%) Legal
8 67 (1.32%) Marketing
9 51 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 43 (0.85%) Electronics
11 38 (0.75%) Front Office
12 30 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 27 (0.53%) Local Government
14 26 (0.51%) Investment Banking
15 25 (0.49%) Aerospace
16 24 (0.47%) Games
16 24 (0.47%) Military
17 23 (0.45%) French Language
18 18 (0.36%) Back Office
19 17 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,586 (31.31%) Network Engineer
2 595 (11.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 510 (10.07%) Support Engineer
4 391 (7.72%) Analyst
5 387 (7.64%) Senior Network Engineer
6 382 (7.54%) Cisco Engineer
7 345 (6.81%) IT Engineer
8 288 (5.68%) Architect
9 271 (5.35%) Consultant
10 265 (5.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 244 (4.82%) Security Engineer
12 241 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 236 (4.66%) IT Support
14 183 (3.61%) Network Security Engineer
15 151 (2.98%) IT Support Engineer
16 150 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
17 141 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
18 128 (2.53%) Cloud Engineer
19 127 (2.51%) NOC Engineer
20 123 (2.43%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (1.91%) 802.1X
2 50 (0.99%) LDAP
3 38 (0.75%) XMPP
4 36 (0.71%) Web Services
5 27 (0.53%) LAMP
6 20 (0.39%) Middleware
7 18 (0.36%) .NET
8 14 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
8 14 (0.28%) SAML
9 12 (0.24%) JSON
9 12 (0.24%) X-Windows
10 7 (0.14%) ADSI
10 7 (0.14%) Regular Expression
11 6 (0.12%) COM
11 6 (0.12%) CSS
11 6 (0.12%) Node.js
11 6 (0.12%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (0.099%) HTML
12 5 (0.099%) jQuery
12 5 (0.099%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 988 (19.50%) Data Centre
2 330 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 227 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
4 210 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 153 (3.02%) Video Conferencing
6 136 (2.68%) Driving Licence
7 123 (2.43%) Public Cloud
8 88 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 86 (1.70%) Replication
10 82 (1.62%) Clustering
11 71 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 69 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 66 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
14 51 (1.01%) PKI
15 41 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
16 38 (0.75%) Client/Server
17 37 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
17 37 (0.73%) iPhone
18 36 (0.71%) iPad
19 28 (0.55%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1,958 (38.65%) Windows
2 1,077 (21.26%) Windows Server
3 656 (12.95%) Linux
4 469 (9.26%) Windows 10
5 447 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 253 (4.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 234 (4.62%) Windows 7
8 190 (3.75%) Unix
9 83 (1.64%) Windows 8
10 73 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 65 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 58 (1.14%) Ubuntu
13 57 (1.13%) CentOS
14 45 (0.89%) Mac OS X
15 35 (0.69%) Mac OS
16 34 (0.67%) Android
17 17 (0.34%) Debian
18 15 (0.30%) HPUX
19 14 (0.28%) Solaris
20 11 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 911 (17.98%) ITIL
2 715 (14.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 596 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 356 (7.03%) Presales
5 334 (6.59%) Load Balancing
6 308 (6.08%) Migration
7 306 (6.04%) Network Design
8 277 (5.47%) Mentoring
9 268 (5.29%) Project Management
10 267 (5.27%) Change Management
11 255 (5.03%) Service Delivery
12 253 (4.99%) Project Delivery
13 250 (4.93%) Cybersecurity
14 241 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
15 237 (4.68%) Information Security
16 227 (4.48%) Service Management
17 217 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
18 214 (4.22%) Network Monitoring
19 199 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
20 187 (3.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 424 (8.37%) PowerShell
2 315 (6.22%) SQL
3 199 (3.93%) Python
4 100 (1.97%) Bash Shell
5 82 (1.62%) C
6 46 (0.91%) Perl
7 37 (0.73%) VBScript
8 30 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 25 (0.49%) PHP
10 23 (0.45%) VBA
11 22 (0.43%) Java
12 21 (0.41%) JavaScript
13 19 (0.38%) C++
14 13 (0.26%) R
15 12 (0.24%) C#
16 10 (0.20%) VB
17 9 (0.18%) Ruby
18 8 (0.16%) Go
19 5 (0.099%) Ada
20 3 (0.059%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2,037 (40.21%) Cisco Certification
2 1,250 (24.67%) CCNP
3 1,092 (21.56%) CCNA
4 487 (9.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 476 (9.40%) Degree
6 341 (6.73%) Security Cleared
7 336 (6.63%) CCIE
8 294 (5.80%) MCSE
9 228 (4.50%) SC Cleared
10 196 (3.87%) MCSA
11 172 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 161 (3.18%) CCDP
13 145 (2.86%) JNCIA
14 125 (2.47%) JNCIS
15 118 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
16 111 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
17 104 (2.05%) CISSP
18 94 (1.86%) DV Cleared
19 80 (1.58%) JNCIP
20 75 (1.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 394 (7.78%) SLA
2 164 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 51 (1.01%) GDPR
5 40 (0.79%) QA
6 31 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 29 (0.57%) NIST
8 21 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 21 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 13 (0.26%) PMO
9 13 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.24%) NCSC
11 8 (0.16%) COBIT
12 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
14 5 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 4 (0.079%) GPG13
16 3 (0.059%) ISO 14001
16 3 (0.059%) RMADS
17 2 (0.039%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1,299 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 1,118 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 558 (11.01%) Hyper-V
4 270 (5.33%) vSphere
5 193 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
6 183 (3.61%) XenApp
7 114 (2.25%) XenDesktop
8 86 (1.70%) VMware NSX
9 76 (1.50%) Firmware
10 74 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
11 54 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
12 52 (1.03%) Docker
13 43 (0.85%) Terminal Services
14 33 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
15 32 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
16 24 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 22 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 20 (0.39%) VMware Server
19 19 (0.38%) vCloud
20 16 (0.32%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 354 (6.99%) SCCM
2 160 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 149 (2.94%) Ansible
4 144 (2.84%) FortiGate
5 120 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 115 (2.27%) SCOM
7 114 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
8 108 (2.13%) Puppet
9 106 (2.09%) vCenter Server
10 86 (1.70%) WSUS
11 65 (1.28%) Terraform
12 63 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
13 55 (1.09%) Nagios
14 52 (1.03%) Kubernetes
15 50 (0.99%) Backup Exec
16 49 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
17 43 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
18 37 (0.73%) Stealthwatch
19 35 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
20 26 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1,720 (33.95%) Microsoft
2 1,669 (32.95%) VMware
3 866 (17.09%) Juniper
4 716 (14.13%) Palo Alto
5 626 (12.36%) CheckPoint
6 595 (11.74%) Citrix
7 566 (11.17%) Meraki
8 545 (10.76%) HP
9 401 (7.92%) F5
10 377 (7.44%) SolarWinds
11 290 (5.72%) Fortinet
12 282 (5.57%) NetApp
13 244 (4.82%) Dell
14 190 (3.75%) Aruba
15 170 (3.36%) Veeam
16 153 (3.02%) EMC
17 138 (2.72%) McAfee
18 128 (2.53%) Avaya
19 120 (2.37%) Brocade
20 107 (2.11%) Mitel