Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 72 67
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 -28
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 5,837 6,328 8,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.39% 3.98% 4.47%
As % of the Vendors category 10.40% 9.32% 10.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4,590 5,147 6,871
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £74,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £43,250 £42,000
% change year-on-year +2.89% +2.98% -1.18%

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 56,150 67,870 79,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.25% 42.71% 44.45%
Number of salaries quoted 42,989 52,376 61,851
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,250 £27,500 £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% -

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +12 5,509 £47,500 +3.38% 1,058
UK excluding London +20 3,935 £44,500 +2.89% 804
London -4 1,733 £55,000 +4.76% 303
South East +32 1,352 £47,500 - 214
North of England +3 830 £42,500 +1.19% 220
Midlands +7 790 £45,000 +11.11% 156
West Midlands +6 512 £49,500 +10.00% 93
North West -10 440 £42,500 - 114
East of England -2 398 £41,500 - 87
South West +23 382 £42,500 - 80
Yorkshire +27 357 £40,000 -0.50% 88
East Midlands +30 277 £42,500 +14.86% 63
Scotland -3 130 £44,500 -11.00% 31
Wales -1 39 £37,500 -11.76% 12
North East +1 33 £39,000 -2.50% 18
Northern Ireland +9 14 £32,000 +52.38% 6
Channel Islands +7 4 £25,000 -23.08%

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 2,748 (47.08%) Firewall
2 2,593 (44.42%) Cisco Certification
3 2,268 (38.86%) Windows
4 1,921 (32.91%) Microsoft
5 1,886 (32.31%) VMware
6 1,876 (32.14%) WAN
7 1,656 (28.37%) CCNP
8 1,614 (27.65%) LAN
9 1,517 (25.99%) Active Directory
10 1,452 (24.88%) CCNA
11 1,347 (23.08%) Azure
12 1,325 (22.70%) Office 365
13 1,206 (20.66%) Windows Server
14 1,186 (20.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1,091 (18.69%) Data Centre
16 1,071 (18.35%) ITIL
17 1,045 (17.90%) VPN
18 1,020 (17.47%) DNS
19 971 (16.64%) Network Security
20 964 (16.52%) Wireless
21 963 (16.50%) Juniper
22 941 (16.12%) BGP
23 939 (16.09%) Linux
24 863 (14.78%) Cisco ASA
25 862 (14.77%) OSPF
26 841 (14.41%) Palo Alto
27 832 (14.25%) TCP/IP
28 821 (14.07%) MPLS
29 787 (13.48%) CheckPoint
30 755 (12.93%) DHCP

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
1 633 (10.84%) MS Exchange
2 259 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 185 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 179 (3.07%) Skype for Business
5 178 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 107 (1.83%) IIS
7 57 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (0.53%) Confluence
9 22 (0.38%) SAS
10 21 (0.36%) Apache
11 18 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
12 16 (0.27%) OpenStack
13 15 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 12 (0.21%) nginx
15 11 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.17%) IBM Notes
17 9 (0.15%) WebSphere
18 6 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
19 4 (0.069%) Jupyter
Applications
1 393 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 99 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 90 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 55 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.051%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.034%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 1 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.017%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.017%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.14%) Exchequer
3 7 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.086%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.086%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.069%) Cisco SocialMiner
6 2 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.034%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.017%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.017%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.017%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.017%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,347 (23.08%) Azure
2 1,325 (22.70%) Office 365
3 723 (12.39%) AWS
4 143 (2.45%) SaaS
5 139 (2.38%) IaaS
6 127 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 95 (1.63%) PaaS
8 74 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 74 (1.27%) OneDrive
9 70 (1.20%) GCP
10 32 (0.55%) G Suite
10 32 (0.55%) Mimecast
11 16 (0.27%) Azure Stack
12 15 (0.26%) Power Platform
13 13 (0.22%) Akamai
13 13 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 7 (0.12%) Datadog
17 6 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2,748 (47.08%) Firewall
2 1,876 (32.14%) WAN
3 1,614 (27.65%) LAN
4 1,045 (17.90%) VPN
5 1,020 (17.47%) DNS
6 971 (16.64%) Network Security
7 964 (16.52%) Wireless
8 941 (16.12%) BGP
9 863 (14.78%) Cisco ASA
10 862 (14.77%) OSPF
11 832 (14.25%) TCP/IP
12 821 (14.07%) MPLS
13 755 (12.93%) DHCP
14 615 (10.54%) VoIP
15 537 (9.20%) Cisco Nexus
16 468 (8.02%) SAN
17 415 (7.11%) IPsec
18 391 (6.70%) VLAN
19 342 (5.86%) Wi-Fi
20 340 (5.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 64 (1.10%) MySQL
3 37 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 16 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 15 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 14 (0.24%) MongoDB
8 14 (0.24%) Power BI
9 13 (0.22%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.086%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (0.086%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.069%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.069%) FileMaker
12 4 (0.069%) InfluxDB
12 4 (0.069%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 67 (1.15%) JIRA
2 61 (1.05%) Git (software)
2 61 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 34 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 34 (0.58%) Visual Studio
4 28 (0.48%) Subversion
5 22 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (0.27%) TestRail
7 16 (0.27%) Zephyr
8 9 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.10%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.10%) Fiddler
11 5 (0.086%) Bugzilla
11 5 (0.086%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.086%) Terragrunt
12 4 (0.069%) CruiseControl
12 4 (0.069%) Redmine
General
1 670 (11.48%) Finance
2 515 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 314 (5.38%) Public Sector
4 204 (3.49%) Retail
5 168 (2.88%) Banking
6 108 (1.85%) Law
7 90 (1.54%) Marketing
8 89 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 78 (1.34%) Legal
10 64 (1.10%) Electronics
11 58 (0.99%) Aerospace
12 45 (0.77%) Local Government
13 42 (0.72%) German Language
14 37 (0.63%) Italian Language
15 29 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 29 (0.50%) French Language
16 27 (0.46%) Military
17 24 (0.41%) Front Office
17 24 (0.41%) Games
18 21 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,871 (32.05%) Network Engineer
2 621 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 558 (9.56%) Support Engineer
4 498 (8.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 480 (8.22%) Analyst
6 412 (7.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 396 (6.78%) Security Engineer
8 376 (6.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 367 (6.29%) Architect
10 359 (6.15%) IT Engineer
11 316 (5.41%) Consultant
11 316 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
12 239 (4.09%) IT Support
13 234 (4.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 179 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
15 154 (2.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 154 (2.64%) 3rd Line Support
16 153 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
17 151 (2.59%) Support Analyst
18 145 (2.48%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (1.47%) 802.1X
2 85 (1.46%) LDAP
3 50 (0.86%) XMPP
4 39 (0.67%) Web Services
5 38 (0.65%) LAMP
6 22 (0.38%) .NET
7 18 (0.31%) JSON
8 13 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (0.21%) SAML
10 10 (0.17%) ADSI
11 9 (0.15%) Regular Expression
11 9 (0.15%) X-Windows
12 8 (0.14%) Kafka
12 8 (0.14%) XML
13 7 (0.12%) LEMP Stack
14 6 (0.10%) COM
14 6 (0.10%) Flash
14 6 (0.10%) HTML
14 6 (0.10%) RabbitMQ
15 5 (0.086%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1,091 (18.69%) Data Centre
2 398 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 328 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 223 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
5 159 (2.72%) Driving Licence
6 140 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
7 136 (2.33%) Replication
8 110 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 109 (1.87%) Clustering
9 109 (1.87%) Public Cloud
10 93 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 67 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
12 59 (1.01%) PKI
13 52 (0.89%) Private Cloud
14 46 (0.79%) Virtual Team
15 36 (0.62%) Blackberry
16 34 (0.58%) EMC VNX
17 32 (0.55%) MPEG
17 32 (0.55%) User Experience
17 32 (0.55%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2,268 (38.86%) Windows
2 1,206 (20.66%) Windows Server
3 939 (16.09%) Linux
4 538 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 535 (9.17%) Windows 10
6 368 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 326 (5.59%) Unix
8 300 (5.14%) Windows 7
9 110 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 105 (1.80%) Windows 8
11 104 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 99 (1.70%) Ubuntu
13 98 (1.68%) CentOS
14 50 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 46 (0.79%) Mac OS X
16 44 (0.75%) Android
17 28 (0.48%) Solaris
18 27 (0.46%) Debian
19 24 (0.41%) HPUX
20 19 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,071 (18.35%) ITIL
2 739 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 689 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
4 404 (6.92%) Network Design
5 397 (6.80%) Presales
6 377 (6.46%) Service Delivery
7 362 (6.20%) Load Balancing
8 353 (6.05%) Mentoring
9 351 (6.01%) Migration
10 330 (5.65%) Network Management
11 320 (5.48%) Project Delivery
12 306 (5.24%) Change Management
13 301 (5.16%) Project Management
14 280 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
15 277 (4.75%) Cybersecurity
15 277 (4.75%) Service Management
16 256 (4.39%) Information Security
17 253 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
18 239 (4.09%) Network Monitoring
19 224 (3.84%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 430 (7.37%) PowerShell
2 329 (5.64%) SQL
3 286 (4.90%) Python
4 187 (3.20%) Bash Shell
5 130 (2.23%) Perl
6 107 (1.83%) C
7 38 (0.65%) PHP
8 32 (0.55%) C++
8 32 (0.55%) Shell Script
9 27 (0.46%) Ruby
10 25 (0.43%) C#
10 25 (0.43%) JavaScript
11 24 (0.41%) Java
12 19 (0.33%) VBA
13 11 (0.19%) VBScript
14 10 (0.17%) R
15 9 (0.15%) Go
16 6 (0.10%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.086%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.086%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,593 (44.42%) Cisco Certification
2 1,656 (28.37%) CCNP
3 1,452 (24.88%) CCNA
4 598 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 541 (9.27%) Degree
6 418 (7.16%) Security Cleared
7 406 (6.96%) CCIE
8 404 (6.92%) MCSE
9 259 (4.44%) SC Cleared
10 226 (3.87%) MCSA
11 217 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 214 (3.67%) CCDP
13 179 (3.07%) JNCIA
14 158 (2.71%) JNCIS
15 132 (2.26%) CISSP
16 112 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
17 110 (1.88%) JNCIP
18 106 (1.82%) CCSA
19 102 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
20 97 (1.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 403 (6.90%) SLA
2 278 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (2.11%) ISO 9001
4 78 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 48 (0.82%) GDPR
6 41 (0.70%) QA
7 29 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 29 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 25 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 25 (0.43%) PMO
9 22 (0.38%) NIST
10 20 (0.34%) COBIT
11 15 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 14 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (0.17%) NCSC
14 9 (0.15%) ISO 22301
15 6 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
15 6 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.10%) GPG13
16 5 (0.086%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,517 (25.99%) Active Directory
2 1,186 (20.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 582 (9.97%) Hyper-V
4 292 (5.00%) vSphere
5 199 (3.41%) XenApp
6 195 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
7 129 (2.21%) XenDesktop
8 120 (2.06%) VMware NSX
9 75 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
10 73 (1.25%) Firmware
11 54 (0.93%) Docker
12 49 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
13 41 (0.70%) Terminal Services
14 37 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
15 35 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
16 24 (0.41%) BitLocker
16 24 (0.41%) vCloud
17 22 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 20 (0.34%) NFS
19 19 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 399 (6.84%) SCCM
2 235 (4.03%) Cisco CUCM
3 233 (3.99%) FortiGate
4 157 (2.69%) Ansible
4 157 (2.69%) Nagios
5 137 (2.35%) SCOM
6 123 (2.11%) Puppet
7 119 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
8 105 (1.80%) WSUS
9 96 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
10 90 (1.54%) vCenter Server
11 85 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
12 73 (1.25%) Backup Exec
13 62 (1.06%) Terraform
14 58 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
15 50 (0.86%) Kubernetes
16 45 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
16 45 (0.77%) vRealize
17 41 (0.70%) ZABBIX
18 39 (0.67%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 1,921 (32.91%) Microsoft
2 1,886 (32.31%) VMware
3 963 (16.50%) Juniper
4 841 (14.41%) Palo Alto
5 787 (13.48%) CheckPoint
6 700 (11.99%) Citrix
7 619 (10.60%) HP
8 565 (9.68%) Meraki
9 469 (8.03%) F5
10 438 (7.50%) Fortinet
11 389 (6.66%) NetApp
12 372 (6.37%) SolarWinds
13 359 (6.15%) Dell
14 240 (4.11%) EMC
15 196 (3.36%) Veeam
16 194 (3.32%) Aruba
17 157 (2.69%) Avaya
18 138 (2.36%) Symantec
19 136 (2.33%) Red Hat
20 132 (2.26%) Splunk