Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 76 58
Rank change year-on-year -65 -18 +18
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 3,234 1,999 6,442
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.57% 4.09% 4.72%
As % of the Vendors category 6.59% 10.49% 11.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,696 1,684 5,024
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.38% +3.30%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,363 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 49,084 19,058 57,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.04% 39.00% 42.00%
Number of salaries quoted 32,510 15,244 44,224
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,763 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -66 2,839 £47,500 -5.00% 748
UK excluding London -39 2,048 £45,000 - 615
London -108 978 £60,000 - 183
Work from Home -55 672 £52,500 +5.00% 91
South East -52 562 £45,000 -10.00% 156
North of England -11 548 £45,000 - 185
Midlands -28 404 £42,500 - 109
North West -18 321 £45,000 - 107
West Midlands -34 239 £45,000 +5.88% 65
Yorkshire +7 224 £45,000 +10.43% 57
South West -51 200 £46,450 +14.69% 61
East of England -47 170 £42,500 -10.53% 53
East Midlands -11 160 £42,500 - 44
Scotland -26 115 £40,096 -19.81% 24
Wales -17 84 £42,500 +6.92% 23
North East -22 28 £42,500 -3.41% 21
Northern Ireland -37 9 £70,000 +33.33% 2
Channel Islands - 4 £38,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1,442 (44.59%) Firewall
2 1,273 (39.36%) Microsoft
3 1,133 (35.03%) Windows
4 1,099 (33.98%) Cisco Certification
5 999 (30.89%) Azure
6 933 (28.85%) VMware
7 913 (28.23%) WAN
8 851 (26.31%) LAN
9 798 (24.68%) Active Directory
10 768 (23.75%) Microsoft 365
11 707 (21.86%) Social Skills
12 686 (21.21%) CCNP
13 651 (20.13%) Data Centre
14 623 (19.26%) VPN
15 613 (18.95%) Windows Server
16 602 (18.61%) CCNA
17 598 (18.49%) ITIL
18 585 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
19 493 (15.24%) Linux
20 486 (15.03%) Palo Alto
21 462 (14.29%) CheckPoint
22 457 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 455 (14.07%) AWS
24 453 (14.01%) DNS
25 444 (13.73%) Finance
26 437 (13.51%) Wireless
27 407 (12.59%) TCP/IP
28 406 (12.55%) Network Security
29 392 (12.12%) Juniper
30 385 (11.90%) BGP

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
1 218 (6.74%) MS Exchange
2 164 (5.07%) SharePoint
3 61 (1.89%) IIS
4 55 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (1.21%) Skype for Business
6 33 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (0.62%) OpenStack
9 17 (0.53%) Apache
10 16 (0.49%) SAS
11 14 (0.43%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (0.34%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.22%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.19%) Confluence
15 6 (0.19%) nginx
16 4 (0.12%) JBoss
16 4 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 312 (9.65%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 63 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 44 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.22%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.19%) MicroStation
6 6 (0.19%) Revit
7 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.031%) 1Password
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.031%) Simulink
8 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.40%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.19%) Unica
3 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.12%) FastStats
4 4 (0.12%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.093%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.093%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.062%) Magento
6 2 (0.062%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.062%) Sage 300 ERP
6 2 (0.062%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.031%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 999 (30.89%) Azure
2 768 (23.75%) Microsoft 365
3 455 (14.07%) AWS
4 175 (5.41%) IaaS
5 129 (3.99%) PaaS
5 129 (3.99%) SaaS
6 115 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 63 (1.95%) GCP
8 62 (1.92%) Mimecast
9 57 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
10 50 (1.55%) OneDrive
11 27 (0.83%) Google Workspace
12 23 (0.71%) Azure Sentinel
13 22 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 18 (0.56%) Cohesity
14 18 (0.56%) Power Platform
15 15 (0.46%) Serverless
16 14 (0.43%) OpenShift
17 13 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (0.40%) AWS Direct Connect
Communications & Networking
1 1,442 (44.59%) Firewall
2 913 (28.23%) WAN
3 851 (26.31%) LAN
4 623 (19.26%) VPN
5 453 (14.01%) DNS
6 437 (13.51%) Wireless
7 407 (12.59%) TCP/IP
8 406 (12.55%) Network Security
9 385 (11.90%) BGP
10 357 (11.04%) DHCP
11 353 (10.92%) MPLS
12 328 (10.14%) Cisco ASA
13 298 (9.21%) OSPF
14 287 (8.87%) VLAN
15 283 (8.75%) VoIP
16 281 (8.69%) SAN
17 277 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
18 231 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
19 207 (6.40%) Internet
20 202 (6.25%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.02%) MySQL
3 24 (0.74%) Big Data
4 21 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
5 19 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 19 (0.59%) NoSQL
6 16 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (0.37%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.37%) HBase
9 12 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.31%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.25%) ArangoDB
11 8 (0.25%) Power BI
12 7 (0.22%) GIS
13 6 (0.19%) MariaDB
13 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2019
14 5 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.15%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 55 (1.70%) Git (software)
2 32 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 30 (0.93%) JIRA
4 21 (0.65%) Selenium
5 16 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 14 (0.43%) Maven
6 14 (0.43%) Metasploit
7 11 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (0.31%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (0.25%) SonarQube
10 6 (0.19%) Ant
11 5 (0.15%) Gradle
12 4 (0.12%) Burp Suite
12 4 (0.12%) eggPlant
12 4 (0.12%) GitLab
12 4 (0.12%) Postman
12 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 707 (21.86%) Social Skills
2 444 (13.73%) Finance
3 294 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 172 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
5 164 (5.07%) Public Sector
6 135 (4.17%) Banking
7 117 (3.62%) Manufacturing
8 98 (3.03%) Retail
9 80 (2.47%) Legal
10 73 (2.26%) Law
11 66 (2.04%) Marketing
12 54 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
12 54 (1.67%) Presentation Skills
13 52 (1.61%) Back Office
14 40 (1.24%) Electronics
15 36 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
16 27 (0.83%) Aerospace
17 26 (0.80%) Military
18 25 (0.77%) Advertising
18 25 (0.77%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 864 (26.72%) Network Engineer
2 364 (11.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 293 (9.06%) Analyst
4 282 (8.72%) Architect
5 245 (7.58%) Support Engineer
6 233 (7.20%) Cisco Engineer
7 203 (6.28%) IT Engineer
8 182 (5.63%) Senior Network Engineer
9 181 (5.60%) Consultant
10 167 (5.16%) IT Support
11 156 (4.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 145 (4.48%) Security Engineer
13 115 (3.56%) Support Analyst
14 98 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 91 (2.81%) IT Support Engineer
16 87 (2.69%) 2nd Line Support
17 86 (2.66%) IT Manager
18 85 (2.63%) Network Architect
19 79 (2.44%) Administrator
20 75 (2.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (1.67%) Web Services
2 42 (1.30%) XMPP
3 40 (1.24%) 802.1X
4 34 (1.05%) Middleware
5 33 (1.02%) JSON
6 25 (0.77%) LDAP
7 18 (0.56%) HTML
8 17 (0.53%) ARM Templates
8 17 (0.53%) Kafka
9 16 (0.49%) Lucene
9 16 (0.49%) XML
10 14 (0.43%) .NET
10 14 (0.43%) Regular Expression
11 13 (0.40%) WebRTC
12 12 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
13 11 (0.34%) React
13 11 (0.34%) SAML
14 10 (0.31%) CSS
15 9 (0.28%) SOAP
15 9 (0.28%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 651 (20.13%) Data Centre
2 170 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
3 143 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 131 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
5 98 (3.03%) Public Cloud
6 70 (2.16%) Driving Licence
7 63 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
8 54 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
9 53 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
10 50 (1.55%) iPhone
11 49 (1.52%) Clustering
12 47 (1.45%) Blackberry
13 43 (1.33%) Private Cloud
14 42 (1.30%) Replication
15 40 (1.24%) PKI
16 36 (1.11%) iPad
17 34 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
17 34 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
18 32 (0.99%) Cloud Native
19 31 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,133 (35.03%) Windows
2 613 (18.95%) Windows Server
3 493 (15.24%) Linux
4 313 (9.68%) Windows 10
5 234 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 196 (6.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 170 (5.26%) Windows Server 2019
8 119 (3.68%) Unix
8 119 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 117 (3.62%) Windows 7
10 87 (2.69%) Android
11 51 (1.58%) Mac OS X
12 48 (1.48%) Mac OS
13 47 (1.45%) CentOS
14 44 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 43 (1.33%) Windows 8
16 40 (1.24%) Ubuntu
17 34 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
18 21 (0.65%) Debian
18 21 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (18.49%) ITIL
2 457 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 343 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
4 224 (6.93%) Network Design
5 223 (6.90%) Presales
6 217 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
7 214 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 211 (6.52%) Service Delivery
9 193 (5.97%) Project Management
10 184 (5.69%) Information Security
11 180 (5.57%) Change Management
12 173 (5.35%) Computer Science
13 170 (5.26%) Project Delivery
14 164 (5.07%) Migration
15 157 (4.85%) DevOps
16 155 (4.79%) Mentoring
17 140 (4.33%) Service Management
18 137 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
19 129 (3.99%) Network Monitoring
20 121 (3.74%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 310 (9.59%) PowerShell
2 221 (6.83%) Python
3 162 (5.01%) SQL
4 111 (3.43%) Bash Shell
5 53 (1.64%) Java
6 44 (1.36%) C
7 31 (0.96%) Perl
8 21 (0.65%) C#
9 19 (0.59%) JavaScript
9 19 (0.59%) Ruby
10 17 (0.53%) T-SQL
11 14 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 13 (0.40%) VBScript
13 11 (0.34%) PHP
14 10 (0.31%) C++
15 7 (0.22%) R
16 6 (0.19%) VBA
17 5 (0.15%) Korn
18 4 (0.12%) VB
19 3 (0.093%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1,099 (33.98%) Cisco Certification
2 686 (21.21%) CCNP
3 602 (18.61%) CCNA
4 289 (8.94%) Degree
5 285 (8.81%) Security Cleared
6 207 (6.40%) CCIE
7 200 (6.18%) SC Cleared
8 190 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 108 (3.34%) MCSA
10 105 (3.25%) MCSE
11 83 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 66 (2.04%) CISSP
13 64 (1.98%) JNCIA
14 58 (1.79%) CCDP
15 53 (1.64%) DV Cleared
16 52 (1.61%) MCP
17 51 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 38 (1.18%) CISM
19 32 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
20 31 (0.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (6.59%) SLA
2 133 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 62 (1.92%) GDPR
3 62 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 42 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 32 (0.99%) NIST
6 28 (0.87%) COBIT
7 21 (0.65%) QA
8 17 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 14 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 10 (0.31%) ISO 31000
13 9 (0.28%) NCSC
14 8 (0.25%) GRC
14 8 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
15 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 4 (0.12%) GxP
16 4 (0.12%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 798 (24.68%) Active Directory
2 585 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 354 (10.95%) Hyper-V
4 132 (4.08%) vSphere
5 90 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (1.45%) VMware NSX
6 47 (1.45%) XenApp
7 43 (1.33%) Docker
8 40 (1.24%) Firmware
9 37 (1.14%) BitLocker
10 36 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
11 32 (0.99%) KVM
12 30 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
13 22 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
14 18 (0.56%) VMware Server
15 17 (0.53%) ProxySG
16 16 (0.49%) NFS
17 15 (0.46%) Terminal Services
18 14 (0.43%) XenDesktop
19 12 (0.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 163 (5.04%) SCCM
2 146 (4.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 135 (4.17%) Ansible
4 127 (3.93%) FortiGate
5 101 (3.12%) Cisco CUCM
6 78 (2.41%) Terraform
7 66 (2.04%) Puppet
8 51 (1.58%) Kubernetes
9 49 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
10 48 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
11 47 (1.45%) WSUS
12 43 (1.33%) Nagios
13 39 (1.21%) Nessus
14 38 (1.18%) vCenter Server
15 31 (0.96%) Backup Exec
16 29 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
16 29 (0.90%) SCOM
17 27 (0.83%) Active Directory Federation Services
18 26 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
19 25 (0.77%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1,273 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 933 (28.85%) VMware
3 486 (15.03%) Palo Alto
4 462 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 392 (12.12%) Juniper
6 351 (10.85%) Meraki
7 338 (10.45%) F5
8 281 (8.69%) Fortinet
9 273 (8.44%) HP
10 260 (8.04%) Citrix
11 252 (7.79%) Dell
12 246 (7.61%) SolarWinds
13 207 (6.40%) Aruba
14 176 (5.44%) Veeam
15 161 (4.98%) NetApp
16 124 (3.83%) Apple
17 109 (3.37%) Avaya
18 107 (3.31%) IBM
19 103 (3.18%) EMC
20 101 (3.12%) McAfee