Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 55 76
Rank change year-on-year -4 +21 -13
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 2,907 6,937 6,834
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.47% 4.86% 4.00%
As % of the Vendors category 10.87% 11.46% 9.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,572 5,583 5,815
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +1.19%

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 26,747 60,539 74,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.14% 42.40% 43.40%
Number of salaries quoted 20,471 46,461 57,338
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,985 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 2,698 £50,000 +5.26% 348
UK excluding London -16 1,704 £47,000 +4.44% 273
London +19 1,105 £60,000 +9.09% 90
South East -5 577 £50,000 +5.26% 86
North of England -39 360 £46,500 +10.06% 63
Midlands -6 269 £45,000 -4.26% 54
Work from Home -11 252 £55,000 -15.38% 23
North West -8 220 £50,000 +17.65% 44
South West -6 209 £40,000 -13.98% 31
West Midlands -9 185 £43,500 -8.42% 26
East of England -3 179 £47,500 +18.75% 24
Yorkshire -58 119 £47,500 +35.71% 17
East Midlands +15 84 £50,000 +25.00% 27
Scotland +28 77 £50,000 +10.71% 6
Wales +27 42 £39,500 +3.95% 7
North East -14 25 £41,000 -18.00% 2
Northern Ireland -18 4 £52,500 +128.26% 2

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 1,369 (47.09%) Firewall
2 1,094 (37.63%) Cisco Certification
3 1,047 (36.02%) WAN
4 1,044 (35.91%) VMware
5 1,007 (34.64%) Windows
6 998 (34.33%) Microsoft
7 889 (30.58%) LAN
8 755 (25.97%) Azure
9 751 (25.83%) Active Directory
10 669 (23.01%) CCNP
11 654 (22.50%) Office 365
12 619 (21.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 615 (21.16%) CCNA
14 605 (20.81%) Data Centre
15 582 (20.02%) Windows Server
16 540 (18.58%) Wireless
17 527 (18.13%) VPN
18 506 (17.41%) Finance
19 481 (16.55%) ITIL
19 481 (16.55%) BGP
20 466 (16.03%) Juniper
21 442 (15.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 430 (14.79%) CheckPoint
23 425 (14.62%) Palo Alto
24 415 (14.28%) MPLS
25 411 (14.14%) Network Security
26 388 (13.35%) OSPF
27 385 (13.24%) AWS
28 380 (13.07%) Linux
29 378 (13.00%) DNS

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
1 192 (6.60%) MS Exchange
2 122 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 114 (3.92%) Skype for Business
4 88 (3.03%) IIS
5 71 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 67 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (1.14%) CMS
8 25 (0.86%) Confluence
9 21 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (0.72%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.24%) Apache
12 4 (0.14%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.069%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.069%) nginx
13 2 (0.069%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.069%) WordPress
14 1 (0.034%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.034%) Moodle
14 1 (0.034%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 213 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 50 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 28 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.14%) FastStats
2 4 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.14%) Unica
3 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.069%) assyst
4 2 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.069%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.069%) Shopify
5 1 (0.034%) C-CURE
5 1 (0.034%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.034%) Faxination
5 1 (0.034%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.034%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.034%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.034%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 755 (25.97%) Azure
2 654 (22.50%) Office 365
3 385 (13.24%) AWS
4 96 (3.30%) IaaS
5 83 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 75 (2.58%) SaaS
7 71 (2.44%) PaaS
8 58 (2.00%) Mimecast
9 48 (1.65%) GCP
10 38 (1.31%) OneDrive
11 37 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
12 25 (0.86%) Route 53
13 23 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 21 (0.72%) G Suite
15 19 (0.65%) Slack
16 16 (0.55%) Amazon S3
16 16 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
17 15 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
17 15 (0.52%) OpenShift
18 13 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 1,369 (47.09%) Firewall
2 1,047 (36.02%) WAN
3 889 (30.58%) LAN
4 540 (18.58%) Wireless
5 527 (18.13%) VPN
6 481 (16.55%) BGP
7 415 (14.28%) MPLS
8 411 (14.14%) Network Security
9 388 (13.35%) OSPF
10 378 (13.00%) DNS
11 375 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
12 355 (12.21%) TCP/IP
13 308 (10.60%) VoIP
14 306 (10.53%) DHCP
15 302 (10.39%) Wi-Fi
16 255 (8.77%) SAN
17 232 (7.98%) VLAN
18 230 (7.91%) Cisco Nexus
19 187 (6.43%) Unified Communications
20 170 (5.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 28 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
3 24 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
4 20 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (0.45%) MySQL
6 13 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (0.41%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.38%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.24%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.24%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.24%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.21%) Redis
11 5 (0.17%) Big Data
12 4 (0.14%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (0.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.14%) Power BI
13 3 (0.10%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.10%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 42 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 20 (0.69%) JIRA
3 14 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
3 14 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 13 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.21%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.21%) Selenium
7 4 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.14%) WebScarab
8 2 (0.069%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.069%) Bazaar
8 2 (0.069%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.069%) GitLab
8 2 (0.069%) PowerBuilder
8 2 (0.069%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.069%) Subversion
8 2 (0.069%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.034%) Redmine
9 1 (0.034%) Zephyr
General
1 506 (17.41%) Finance
2 206 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 117 (4.02%) Public Sector
4 103 (3.54%) Banking
5 91 (3.13%) Law
6 70 (2.41%) Retail
7 52 (1.79%) Legal
8 45 (1.55%) Marketing
9 44 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 39 (1.34%) Financial Institution
11 29 (1.00%) Back Office
12 27 (0.93%) Electronics
12 27 (0.93%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.65%) Military
14 12 (0.41%) Advertising
14 12 (0.41%) Front Office
15 10 (0.34%) German Language
15 10 (0.34%) Local Government
16 9 (0.31%) French Language
16 9 (0.31%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 990 (34.06%) Network Engineer
2 336 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 280 (9.63%) Senior Network Engineer
4 234 (8.05%) Support Engineer
5 204 (7.02%) Analyst
6 196 (6.74%) Cisco Engineer
7 193 (6.64%) IT Engineer
8 177 (6.09%) Architect
9 155 (5.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 136 (4.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 133 (4.58%) Security Engineer
12 131 (4.51%) Consultant
13 121 (4.16%) IT Support
14 86 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
15 84 (2.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 81 (2.79%) Network Architect
17 80 (2.75%) IT Manager
18 79 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
19 76 (2.61%) IT Support Engineer
19 76 (2.61%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (2.34%) 802.1X
2 55 (1.89%) XMPP
3 42 (1.44%) Web Services
4 13 (0.45%) LDAP
4 13 (0.45%) REST
5 11 (0.38%) Middleware
5 11 (0.38%) YAML
6 9 (0.31%) .NET
6 9 (0.31%) OAuth
7 8 (0.28%) JSON
7 8 (0.28%) OAuth2
8 7 (0.24%) Node.js
8 7 (0.24%) SAML
8 7 (0.24%) X-Windows
9 6 (0.21%) CSS
9 6 (0.21%) React
9 6 (0.21%) RESTful
10 5 (0.17%) HTML
11 4 (0.14%) COM
11 4 (0.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 605 (20.81%) Data Centre
2 143 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
4 110 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 105 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 92 (3.16%) Public Cloud
7 57 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 46 (1.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 40 (1.38%) Driving Licence
10 37 (1.27%) Clustering
10 37 (1.27%) Private Cloud
11 29 (1.00%) Replication
12 28 (0.96%) PKI
13 27 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
14 24 (0.83%) Fat Client
14 24 (0.83%) Thin Client
15 21 (0.72%) Virtual Team
16 19 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
17 15 (0.52%) Reinsurance
18 14 (0.48%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 1,007 (34.64%) Windows
2 582 (20.02%) Windows Server
3 380 (13.07%) Linux
4 233 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 225 (7.74%) Windows 10
6 202 (6.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 135 (4.64%) Windows 7
8 134 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 83 (2.86%) Unix
10 63 (2.17%) Windows Server 2019
11 50 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (1.17%) Windows 8
13 30 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 29 (1.00%) Mac OS X
15 27 (0.93%) CentOS
16 25 (0.86%) Solaris
17 21 (0.72%) AIX
18 17 (0.58%) Android
19 13 (0.45%) HPUX
20 11 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (16.55%) ITIL
2 442 (15.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 329 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
4 183 (6.30%) Network Design
5 180 (6.19%) Project Management
6 179 (6.16%) Project Delivery
7 162 (5.57%) DevOps
8 161 (5.54%) Presales
9 158 (5.44%) Information Security
10 154 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
11 152 (5.23%) Migration
12 142 (4.88%) Change Management
13 136 (4.68%) Incident Management
14 133 (4.58%) Network Monitoring
15 132 (4.54%) Cybersecurity
15 132 (4.54%) Mentoring
16 131 (4.51%) Service Delivery
17 124 (4.27%) Load Balancing
18 121 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
19 108 (3.72%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 261 (8.98%) PowerShell
2 206 (7.09%) SQL
3 176 (6.05%) Python
4 47 (1.62%) C
5 43 (1.48%) Bash Shell
6 33 (1.14%) VBScript
7 25 (0.86%) Perl
8 22 (0.76%) Shell Script
9 16 (0.55%) JavaScript
10 13 (0.45%) PHP
11 10 (0.34%) C#
12 9 (0.31%) Java
13 8 (0.28%) C++
14 7 (0.24%) Ruby
15 5 (0.17%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.17%) VBA
16 4 (0.14%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.069%) Ada
17 2 (0.069%) VB
17 2 (0.069%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,094 (37.63%) Cisco Certification
2 669 (23.01%) CCNP
3 615 (21.16%) CCNA
4 220 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 193 (6.64%) Security Cleared
6 185 (6.36%) Degree
7 165 (5.68%) CCIE
8 164 (5.64%) MCSE
9 135 (4.64%) SC Cleared
10 87 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 81 (2.79%) CCDP
12 80 (2.75%) JNCIA
13 71 (2.44%) MCSA
14 70 (2.41%) DV Cleared
15 58 (2.00%) JNCIS
16 52 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
17 49 (1.69%) CISSP
18 47 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
19 40 (1.38%) MCP
20 35 (1.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (7.57%) SLA
2 80 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (2.00%) GDPR
4 35 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (0.52%) NIST
7 13 (0.45%) COBIT
7 13 (0.45%) NCSC
7 13 (0.45%) QA
8 5 (0.17%) AICPA
8 5 (0.17%) ISO 9000
8 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.14%) PMO
10 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.069%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.034%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.034%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.034%) RMADS
System Software
1 751 (25.83%) Active Directory
2 619 (21.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 309 (10.63%) Hyper-V
4 156 (5.37%) vSphere
5 124 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
6 67 (2.30%) Docker
7 59 (2.03%) XenApp
8 55 (1.89%) VMware NSX
9 47 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
10 39 (1.34%) XenDesktop
11 23 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
12 22 (0.76%) ISA Server
13 16 (0.55%) Firmware
13 16 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (0.52%) VMware Server
15 12 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 11 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
17 9 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 9 (0.31%) Terminal Services
18 7 (0.24%) KVM
Systems Management
1 156 (5.37%) Ansible
2 153 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 148 (5.09%) SCCM
4 105 (3.61%) FortiGate
5 89 (3.06%) Puppet
6 73 (2.51%) Cisco UCCX
7 67 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 62 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
9 61 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
10 56 (1.93%) Terraform
11 47 (1.62%) Kubernetes
12 46 (1.58%) Backup Exec
13 44 (1.51%) SCVMM
14 41 (1.41%) SCOM
15 31 (1.07%) Nagios
16 30 (1.03%) vCenter Server
16 30 (1.03%) WSUS
17 29 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
18 23 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
19 20 (0.69%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1,044 (35.91%) VMware
2 998 (34.33%) Microsoft
3 466 (16.03%) Juniper
4 430 (14.79%) CheckPoint
5 425 (14.62%) Palo Alto
6 359 (12.35%) Citrix
7 343 (11.80%) HP
8 326 (11.21%) Meraki
9 224 (7.71%) Fortinet
10 222 (7.64%) F5
11 182 (6.26%) Dell
12 156 (5.37%) SolarWinds
13 134 (4.61%) Aruba
14 110 (3.78%) Veeam
15 97 (3.34%) NetApp
16 81 (2.79%) Sophos
17 80 (2.75%) IBM
18 76 (2.61%) Avaya
19 74 (2.55%) Nokia
20 72 (2.48%) McAfee