Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 57 75
Rank change year-on-year -17 +18 -12
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 2,015 6,455 6,462
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.05% 4.69% 3.92%
As % of the Vendors category 10.39% 11.19% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,895 5,241 5,537
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 £27,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +4.76%

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 19,401 57,701 69,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.00% 41.89% 42.38%
Number of salaries quoted 15,320 44,006 54,118
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%

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 29 October 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 29 October 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 -18 1,856 £50,000 +5.26% 351
UK excluding London -27 1,178 £45,000 - 296
London +14 757 £60,000 +9.09% 85
South East -19 371 £50,000 +5.26% 66
North of England -42 260 £45,000 +7.14% 96
Work from Home -10 236 £50,000 -16.67% 46
Midlands -22 203 £43,500 -8.42% 47
North West -13 172 £45,000 +5.88% 69
South West +2 155 £42,500 -3.41% 39
West Midlands -28 132 £42,500 -15.00% 33
East of England +1 110 £47,500 +17.28% 17
Yorkshire -67 77 £45,000 +20.00% 22
East Midlands -14 71 £45,000 +11.11% 14
Scotland +26 50 £47,500 +5.56% 20
Wales +39 36 £40,000 +6.67% 8
North East +1 15 £44,000 +3.53% 5
Northern Ireland -7 3 £52,500 +110.00% 3

For the 6 months to 29 October 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.

1 956 (47.44%) Firewall
2 794 (39.40%) Microsoft
3 763 (37.87%) WAN
4 750 (37.22%) VMware
5 743 (36.87%) Cisco Certification
6 725 (35.98%) Windows
7 640 (31.76%) LAN
8 599 (29.73%) Active Directory
9 596 (29.58%) Azure
10 514 (25.51%) Office 365
11 469 (23.28%) CCNA
12 460 (22.83%) CCNP
13 450 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 417 (20.69%) Windows Server
15 393 (19.50%) VPN
16 356 (17.67%) ITIL
17 339 (16.82%) Wireless
18 333 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 332 (16.48%) CheckPoint
20 331 (16.43%) Data Centre
21 324 (16.08%) Finance
22 310 (15.38%) DNS
23 306 (15.19%) BGP
24 297 (14.74%) Juniper
25 292 (14.49%) Network Security
26 278 (13.80%) AWS
27 276 (13.70%) Palo Alto
28 265 (13.15%) Citrix
29 261 (12.95%) MPLS
30 257 (12.75%) 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
1 145 (7.20%) MS Exchange
2 104 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 79 (3.92%) Skype for Business
4 61 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 54 (2.68%) IIS
6 43 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (1.49%) CMS
8 14 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.60%) Apache
10 7 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.20%) Confluence
11 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.20%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.15%) nginx
13 2 (0.099%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.050%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.050%) Hyperledger
14 1 (0.050%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.050%) Moodle
Applications
1 162 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (2.58%) MS Visio
3 16 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 596 (29.58%) Azure
2 514 (25.51%) Office 365
3 278 (13.80%) AWS
4 77 (3.82%) IaaS
5 70 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 57 (2.83%) SaaS
7 46 (2.28%) GCP
8 41 (2.03%) Route 53
9 36 (1.79%) PaaS
10 32 (1.59%) Mimecast
11 26 (1.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 26 (1.29%) OneDrive
12 24 (1.19%) Slack
13 21 (1.04%) Amazon S3
14 20 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
15 17 (0.84%) OpenShift
16 16 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
16 16 (0.79%) G Suite
17 14 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 956 (47.44%) Firewall
2 763 (37.87%) WAN
3 640 (31.76%) LAN
4 393 (19.50%) VPN
5 339 (16.82%) Wireless
6 310 (15.38%) DNS
7 306 (15.19%) BGP
8 292 (14.49%) Network Security
9 261 (12.95%) MPLS
10 257 (12.75%) Cisco ASA
11 256 (12.70%) VoIP
12 255 (12.66%) OSPF
13 237 (11.76%) DHCP
14 214 (10.62%) Wi-Fi
15 202 (10.02%) TCP/IP
16 198 (9.83%) SAN
17 184 (9.13%) VLAN
18 163 (8.09%) Cisco Nexus
19 122 (6.05%) Cisco IOS
20 117 (5.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 18 (0.89%) MySQL
3 14 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (0.60%) Relational Database
4 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.20%) Big Data
8 4 (0.20%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.20%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.20%) Redis
8 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.15%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
2 17 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.50%) JIRA
5 7 (0.35%) Metasploit
5 7 (0.35%) WebScarab
6 6 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.20%) GitLab
7 4 (0.20%) Selenium
8 3 (0.15%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.099%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.099%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.099%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.099%) Subversion
10 1 (0.050%) MSI
10 1 (0.050%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.050%) Redmine
10 1 (0.050%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.050%) Visual Studio
General
1 324 (16.08%) Finance
2 144 (7.15%) Telecoms
3 97 (4.81%) Public Sector
4 86 (4.27%) Banking
5 40 (1.99%) Law
5 40 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 35 (1.74%) Marketing
7 33 (1.64%) Financial Institution
8 26 (1.29%) Electronics
9 24 (1.19%) Retail
10 23 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.94%) Legal
12 16 (0.79%) Back Office
12 16 (0.79%) Military
13 13 (0.65%) French Language
14 11 (0.55%) Advertising
15 10 (0.50%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.40%) Local Government
16 8 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 720 (35.73%) Network Engineer
2 263 (13.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 228 (11.32%) Senior Network Engineer
4 164 (8.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 151 (7.49%) Support Engineer
6 140 (6.95%) IT Engineer
7 139 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 133 (6.60%) Analyst
9 117 (5.81%) Architect
10 112 (5.56%) Security Engineer
11 104 (5.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 75 (3.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 72 (3.57%) Consultant
14 68 (3.37%) Network Security Engineer
15 64 (3.18%) IT Support
16 63 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
17 58 (2.88%) IP Engineer
18 55 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
19 54 (2.68%) Azure Engineer
19 54 (2.68%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (2.78%) XMPP
2 31 (1.54%) 802.1X
3 22 (1.09%) Web Services
4 14 (0.69%) LDAP
4 14 (0.69%) YAML
5 11 (0.55%) OAuth
5 11 (0.55%) OAuth2
6 8 (0.40%) Node.js
6 8 (0.40%) React
7 7 (0.35%) JSON
7 7 (0.35%) OpenID
7 7 (0.35%) SAML
8 6 (0.30%) .NET
8 6 (0.30%) WSH
9 4 (0.20%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (0.20%) HTML
9 4 (0.20%) HTML5
9 4 (0.20%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 331 (16.43%) Data Centre
2 78 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 65 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
6 52 (2.58%) Public Cloud
7 42 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
8 37 (1.84%) Replication
9 36 (1.79%) Clustering
10 25 (1.24%) User Experience
11 24 (1.19%) Driving Licence
12 23 (1.14%) Fat Client
12 23 (1.14%) Thin Client
13 19 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 17 (0.84%) PKI
16 16 (0.79%) Reinsurance
16 16 (0.79%) Virtual Team
17 12 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 725 (35.98%) Windows
2 417 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 251 (12.46%) Linux
4 158 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 150 (7.44%) Windows 10
6 145 (7.20%) Windows Server 2016
7 103 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 74 (3.67%) Windows 7
9 67 (3.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 57 (2.83%) Unix
11 32 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (1.49%) Mac OS X
13 26 (1.29%) CentOS
14 22 (1.09%) Solaris
15 21 (1.04%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.65%) Android
16 13 (0.65%) Data ONTAP
17 11 (0.55%) AIX
18 10 (0.50%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (17.67%) ITIL
2 333 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 222 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
4 137 (6.80%) Project Delivery
5 127 (6.30%) DevOps
6 126 (6.25%) Project Management
7 115 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
8 114 (5.66%) Mentoring
8 114 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
9 105 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 96 (4.76%) Information Security
11 92 (4.57%) Change Management
12 89 (4.42%) Load Balancing
13 88 (4.37%) Migration
14 86 (4.27%) Network Design
15 84 (4.17%) Presales
16 78 (3.87%) Network Management
17 73 (3.62%) Service Delivery
18 72 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
19 69 (3.42%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (10.27%) PowerShell
2 133 (6.60%) Python
3 125 (6.20%) SQL
4 32 (1.59%) C
5 28 (1.39%) Perl
6 27 (1.34%) Bash Shell
7 19 (0.94%) VBScript
8 15 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 11 (0.55%) JavaScript
9 11 (0.55%) PHP
10 8 (0.40%) C++
10 8 (0.40%) Ruby
11 7 (0.35%) C#
12 5 (0.25%) VB
13 4 (0.20%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.15%) Java
15 2 (0.099%) Go
15 2 (0.099%) Lisp
16 1 (0.050%) Groovy
16 1 (0.050%) Korn
Qualifications
1 743 (36.87%) Cisco Certification
2 469 (23.28%) CCNA
3 460 (22.83%) CCNP
4 165 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 146 (7.25%) Security Cleared
6 117 (5.81%) SC Cleared
7 111 (5.51%) MCSE
8 104 (5.16%) Degree
9 77 (3.82%) CCIE
10 66 (3.28%) MCSA
11 61 (3.03%) JNCIA
12 58 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 52 (2.58%) CISSP
14 49 (2.43%) JNCIS
15 48 (2.38%) CCDP
16 47 (2.33%) MCP
17 43 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
18 39 (1.94%) DV Cleared
19 24 (1.19%) SANS
20 21 (1.04%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (8.24%) SLA
2 52 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.09%) GDPR
3 22 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.65%) COBIT
5 8 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.40%) NIST
6 6 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.30%) NCSC
6 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.20%) RMADS
8 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.099%) PMO
10 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.050%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.050%) QA
System Software
1 599 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 450 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (10.12%) Hyper-V
4 92 (4.57%) vSphere
5 70 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
6 64 (3.18%) Docker
7 50 (2.48%) XenApp
8 36 (1.79%) VMware Server
9 34 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (1.54%) VMware NSX
11 29 (1.44%) XenDesktop
12 22 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
13 21 (1.04%) ISA Server
14 17 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
15 13 (0.65%) Firmware
16 10 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 9 (0.45%) KVM
18 8 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 130 (6.45%) Ansible
2 121 (6.00%) SCCM
3 91 (4.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 77 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 75 (3.72%) Puppet
6 59 (2.93%) FortiGate
7 55 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
8 49 (2.43%) Cisco UCCX
9 42 (2.08%) Terraform
10 38 (1.89%) Nagios
11 32 (1.59%) SCVMM
12 30 (1.49%) Kubernetes
13 29 (1.44%) vCenter Server
14 28 (1.39%) Backup Exec
15 26 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
16 24 (1.19%) QRadar
17 21 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
17 21 (1.04%) Nessus
18 17 (0.84%) SCOM
19 16 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 794 (39.40%) Microsoft
2 750 (37.22%) VMware
3 332 (16.48%) CheckPoint
4 297 (14.74%) Juniper
5 276 (13.70%) Palo Alto
6 265 (13.15%) Citrix
7 211 (10.47%) Meraki
8 207 (10.27%) HP
9 169 (8.39%) F5
10 167 (8.29%) Fortinet
11 137 (6.80%) Dell
12 114 (5.66%) Veeam
13 109 (5.41%) SolarWinds
14 98 (4.86%) NetApp
15 85 (4.22%) Avaya
16 81 (4.02%) Sophos
17 67 (3.33%) Aruba
18 58 (2.88%) Splunk
19 55 (2.73%) IBM
20 49 (2.43%) Riverbed