Period
to 29 July 2021

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 July 2021 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 118 64 57
Rank change year-on-year -54 -7 +18
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 3,241 3,055 7,035
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.87% 4.43% 4.89%
As % of the Vendors category 7.47% 10.95% 11.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,463 2,509 5,416
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,000 £26,625
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,945 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 43,401 27,897 60,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.44% 40.43% 41.71%
Number of salaries quoted 29,306 21,689 46,603
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,000 £39,375 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,250 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.13% +4.44% +2.27%

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 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Top 18 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 July 2021. 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 -61 2,875 £50,000 - 643
UK excluding London -29 2,117 £45,000 - 519
London -103 946 £60,000 - 164
Work from Home -77 559 £54,000 -6.09% 94
South East -49 557 £45,000 -10.00% 108
North of England -8 521 £45,000 - 159
Midlands -18 430 £42,500 - 115
North West -16 284 £45,000 -10.00% 83
West Midlands -19 270 £46,250 +8.82% 62
South West -55 244 £46,400 +16.00% 59
Yorkshire -7 212 £47,500 +5.56% 61
East of England -30 168 £47,500 +1.06% 38
Scotland -7 165 £39,500 -21.00% 27
East Midlands -2 162 £40,000 - 52
Wales +1 66 £37,500 -8.54% 11
North East -13 35 £36,250 -10.49% 15
Channel Islands - 5 £80,000 -
Northern Ireland -36 4 £89,500 +70.48% 2

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 1,425 (43.97%) Firewall
2 1,383 (42.67%) Microsoft
3 1,136 (35.05%) Windows
4 1,059 (32.68%) Cisco Certification
5 925 (28.54%) VMware
6 887 (27.37%) Azure
7 874 (26.97%) WAN
8 850 (26.23%) LAN
9 780 (24.07%) Active Directory
10 737 (22.74%) Microsoft 365
11 669 (20.64%) Windows Server
11 669 (20.64%) CCNP
12 616 (19.01%) Data Centre
13 599 (18.48%) CCNA
14 591 (18.24%) Social Skills
15 589 (18.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 557 (17.19%) ITIL
17 553 (17.06%) VPN
18 541 (16.69%) Linux
19 485 (14.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 471 (14.53%) Wireless
21 446 (13.76%) Palo Alto
22 439 (13.55%) Finance
23 436 (13.45%) DNS
24 424 (13.08%) Juniper
24 424 (13.08%) AWS
25 403 (12.43%) Network Security
26 402 (12.40%) BGP
27 380 (11.72%) Hyper-V
28 377 (11.63%) CheckPoint

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
1 208 (6.42%) MS Exchange
2 150 (4.63%) SharePoint
3 58 (1.79%) IIS
4 57 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 43 (1.33%) Apache
5 43 (1.33%) Skype for Business
6 31 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 29 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 28 (0.86%) nginx
9 24 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (0.52%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.40%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.34%) ejabberd
12 11 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.28%) Confluence
14 8 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.19%) SAS
16 4 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.093%) Exchange Server 2003
17 3 (0.093%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 270 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 42 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.25%) Chatbot
4 8 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.19%) MicroStation
5 6 (0.19%) Revit
6 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.031%) Simulink
6 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.22%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.15%) Unica
3 4 (0.12%) FastStats
3 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.093%) Magento
4 3 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.093%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.093%) Sage 300 ERP
4 3 (0.093%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.062%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.062%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.062%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.031%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.031%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.031%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 887 (27.37%) Azure
2 737 (22.74%) Microsoft 365
3 424 (13.08%) AWS
4 139 (4.29%) IaaS
5 103 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 99 (3.05%) PaaS
7 84 (2.59%) SaaS
8 49 (1.51%) Mimecast
9 43 (1.33%) GCP
10 39 (1.20%) OneDrive
11 36 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
12 24 (0.74%) Google Workspace
13 23 (0.71%) Azure Sentinel
14 19 (0.59%) Serverless
15 17 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 16 (0.49%) Slack
17 13 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
17 13 (0.40%) OpenShift
18 11 (0.34%) Amazon S3
19 10 (0.31%) Cohesity
Communications & Networking
1 1,425 (43.97%) Firewall
2 874 (26.97%) WAN
3 850 (26.23%) LAN
4 553 (17.06%) VPN
5 471 (14.53%) Wireless
6 436 (13.45%) DNS
7 403 (12.43%) Network Security
8 402 (12.40%) BGP
9 369 (11.39%) DHCP
10 338 (10.43%) MPLS
11 333 (10.27%) Cisco ASA
11 333 (10.27%) TCP/IP
12 316 (9.75%) OSPF
13 314 (9.69%) SAN
14 258 (7.96%) VoIP
15 235 (7.25%) VLAN
16 218 (6.73%) SD-WAN
16 218 (6.73%) Wi-Fi
17 204 (6.29%) Cisco Nexus
18 186 (5.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 27 (0.83%) MySQL
3 24 (0.74%) Big Data
4 18 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.31%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.25%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.25%) HBase
10 8 (0.25%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.22%) InfluxDB
11 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.19%) Redis
12 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 23 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
3 22 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 22 (0.68%) JIRA
4 18 (0.56%) Metasploit
5 11 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 10 (0.31%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.19%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.19%) Selenium
7 6 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.15%) Burp Suite
8 5 (0.15%) Maven
8 5 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.12%) GitLab
10 3 (0.093%) GCC
11 2 (0.062%) eggPlant
11 2 (0.062%) Rational Team Concert
12 1 (0.031%) GDB
12 1 (0.031%) kappa
12 1 (0.031%) TeamCity
General
1 591 (18.24%) Social Skills
2 439 (13.55%) Finance
3 315 (9.72%) Telecoms
4 186 (5.74%) Multimedia
5 177 (5.46%) Public Sector
6 141 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
7 96 (2.96%) Banking
7 96 (2.96%) Manufacturing
8 79 (2.44%) Retail
9 73 (2.25%) Law
10 70 (2.16%) Marketing
11 65 (2.01%) Legal
12 63 (1.94%) Organisational Skills
13 44 (1.36%) Electronics
14 39 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
15 37 (1.14%) Presentation Skills
16 33 (1.02%) Local Government
17 31 (0.96%) Military
18 30 (0.93%) Aerospace
19 26 (0.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 926 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 388 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 304 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 280 (8.64%) Analyst
5 244 (7.53%) IT Engineer
6 235 (7.25%) Trainee
7 234 (7.22%) Architect
8 220 (6.79%) IT Support
9 211 (6.51%) Senior Network Engineer
10 198 (6.11%) Cisco Engineer
11 184 (5.68%) Consultant
12 156 (4.81%) Administrator
13 151 (4.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 148 (4.57%) IT Support Engineer
15 101 (3.12%) Support Analyst
16 95 (2.93%) IT Manager
17 94 (2.90%) Network Architect
17 94 (2.90%) Security Analyst
18 93 (2.87%) Security Engineer
19 91 (2.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (1.42%) 802.1X
2 43 (1.33%) XMPP
3 42 (1.30%) Web Services
4 34 (1.05%) JSON
5 28 (0.86%) LDAP
5 28 (0.86%) Middleware
6 19 (0.59%) HTML
7 16 (0.49%) React
8 15 (0.46%) Regular Expression
9 14 (0.43%) Kafka
10 13 (0.40%) .NET
11 12 (0.37%) CSS
11 12 (0.37%) Lucene
12 9 (0.28%) Matplotlib
12 9 (0.28%) NumPy
12 9 (0.28%) Pandas
12 9 (0.28%) REST
12 9 (0.28%) scikit-learn
12 9 (0.28%) XGBoost
12 9 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 616 (19.01%) Data Centre
2 136 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
3 124 (3.83%) Public Cloud
4 123 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 79 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
6 69 (2.13%) Clustering
7 64 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 64 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
8 51 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 36 (1.11%) Replication
10 35 (1.08%) iPhone
10 35 (1.08%) PKI
11 31 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
12 25 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
13 24 (0.74%) Blackberry
13 24 (0.74%) iPad
14 20 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 18 (0.56%) BYOD
16 17 (0.52%) HP Storage
17 16 (0.49%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1,136 (35.05%) Windows
2 669 (20.64%) Windows Server
3 541 (16.69%) Linux
4 268 (8.27%) Windows 10
5 242 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 193 (5.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 192 (5.92%) Windows Server 2019
8 133 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 104 (3.21%) Windows 7
10 102 (3.15%) Unix
11 62 (1.91%) Android
11 62 (1.91%) CentOS
12 61 (1.88%) Ubuntu
13 54 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 38 (1.17%) Mac OS
15 28 (0.86%) Mac OS X
15 28 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
16 27 (0.83%) Debian
17 13 (0.40%) Kali Linux
17 13 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (17.19%) ITIL
2 485 (14.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 340 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
4 298 (9.19%) Cybersecurity
5 238 (7.34%) Presales
6 221 (6.82%) Network Design
7 186 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 185 (5.71%) Project Management
9 179 (5.52%) DevOps
10 158 (4.88%) Service Delivery
11 157 (4.84%) Migration
12 153 (4.72%) Load Balancing
13 151 (4.66%) Information Security
14 141 (4.35%) Project Delivery
15 139 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
16 137 (4.23%) Computer Science
17 134 (4.13%) Change Management
18 131 (4.04%) Mentoring
19 127 (3.92%) Network Management
20 122 (3.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 330 (10.18%) PowerShell
2 211 (6.51%) Python
3 176 (5.43%) SQL
4 93 (2.87%) Bash Shell
5 55 (1.70%) C
6 47 (1.45%) Perl
7 25 (0.77%) PHP
8 24 (0.74%) Java
9 21 (0.65%) JavaScript
10 20 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 16 (0.49%) C#
12 15 (0.46%) VBScript
13 14 (0.43%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.40%) Ruby
15 12 (0.37%) VB
16 11 (0.34%) C++
17 6 (0.19%) Korn
17 6 (0.19%) R
18 5 (0.15%) Lua
19 4 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,059 (32.68%) Cisco Certification
2 669 (20.64%) CCNP
3 599 (18.48%) CCNA
4 307 (9.47%) Security Cleared
5 226 (6.97%) SC Cleared
6 217 (6.70%) Degree
7 187 (5.77%) A+ Certification
8 165 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 164 (5.06%) CCIE
10 94 (2.90%) MCSE
11 78 (2.41%) MCSA
12 72 (2.22%) DV Cleared
13 69 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
14 64 (1.97%) CCDP
15 62 (1.91%) JNCIA
16 61 (1.88%) CISSP
17 58 (1.79%) Network+ Certification
18 56 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 51 (1.57%) Linux+ Certification
20 45 (1.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (4.20%) SLA
2 111 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 53 (1.64%) GDPR
5 34 (1.05%) QA
6 27 (0.83%) NIST
7 26 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
8 25 (0.77%) COBIT
9 15 (0.46%) PMO
10 11 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 11 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 10 (0.31%) NCSC
12 8 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.12%) OASIS TOSCA
16 3 (0.093%) GRC
16 3 (0.093%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 2 (0.062%) ISO 31000
17 2 (0.062%) ITGC
System Software
1 780 (24.07%) Active Directory
2 589 (18.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 380 (11.72%) Hyper-V
4 139 (4.29%) vSphere
5 93 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
6 68 (2.10%) VMware NSX
7 65 (2.01%) XenApp
8 50 (1.54%) Docker
9 48 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
10 42 (1.30%) XenDesktop
11 32 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
12 29 (0.89%) BitLocker
13 24 (0.74%) KVM
14 23 (0.71%) Firmware
14 23 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
15 20 (0.62%) VMware Server
16 19 (0.59%) iptables
17 17 (0.52%) QEMU
17 17 (0.52%) Terminal Services
18 16 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 159 (4.91%) Ansible
2 149 (4.60%) SCCM
3 142 (4.38%) FortiGate
4 133 (4.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 86 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
6 67 (2.07%) Terraform
7 54 (1.67%) Puppet
8 53 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
8 53 (1.64%) Kubernetes
9 45 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
10 41 (1.27%) Nessus
11 36 (1.11%) vCenter Server
12 33 (1.02%) ZABBIX
13 30 (0.93%) Nagios
14 29 (0.89%) WSUS
15 26 (0.80%) SCOM
16 25 (0.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 25 (0.77%) HAProxy
17 24 (0.74%) Backup Exec
18 23 (0.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,383 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 925 (28.54%) VMware
3 446 (13.76%) Palo Alto
4 424 (13.08%) Juniper
5 377 (11.63%) CheckPoint
6 354 (10.92%) Meraki
7 314 (9.69%) HP
8 293 (9.04%) Citrix
9 274 (8.45%) F5
10 264 (8.15%) Fortinet
11 217 (6.70%) Dell
12 169 (5.21%) SolarWinds
13 168 (5.18%) Veeam
14 156 (4.81%) NetApp
15 136 (4.20%) Aruba
16 111 (3.42%) Avaya
17 108 (3.33%) EMC
18 95 (2.93%) McAfee
19 90 (2.78%) Sophos
20 81 (2.50%) Red Hat