Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 123 71
Rank change year-on-year +24 -52 +1
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 230 248 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.83% 2.48% 3.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.22% 10.81% 14.35%
Number of salaries quoted 225 202 369
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £40,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.46% -2.41% -7.78%
10th Percentile £28,700 £25,500 £26,700
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%

Cisco Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,251 2,294 2,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.70% 22.96% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,497 1,736 2,110
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £24,950 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Cisco Certification in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Cisco Certification in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. 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
Birmingham -9 103 £57,500 +17.35% 14
Coventry +21 38 £53,000 -0.93% 2
Solihull +18 16 £40,250 -5.29% 2
Worcestershire +3 15 £43,250 +12.34% 2
Warwickshire +13 13 £55,000 +42.86%
Shropshire +11 13 £55,000 +168.29% 4
Staffordshire +11 13 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Wolverhampton - 7 £47,500 -
Dudley - 3 £26,000 - 2
Herefordshire -3 2 £38,000 +85.37%
Brierley Hill - 1 £24,500 -
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT jobs citing Cisco Certification 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 191 (83.04%) Cisco
2 162 (70.43%) CCNP
3 141 (61.30%) Firewall
4 100 (43.48%) CCNA
4 100 (43.48%) WAN
5 76 (33.04%) Juniper
6 70 (30.43%) BGP
7 69 (30.00%) CheckPoint
8 67 (29.13%) VPN
9 65 (28.26%) Cisco ASA
10 64 (27.83%) OSPF
11 63 (27.39%) LAN
12 60 (26.09%) F5
12 60 (26.09%) Data Centre
13 57 (24.78%) ITIL
14 53 (23.04%) MPLS
15 46 (20.00%) Microsoft
16 45 (19.57%) Wireless
17 42 (18.26%) VMware
18 40 (17.39%) VLAN
18 40 (17.39%) Fortinet
18 40 (17.39%) Load Balancing
19 39 (16.96%) Cisco Nexus
20 38 (16.52%) Network Design
20 38 (16.52%) Windows
21 37 (16.09%) CCIE
21 37 (16.09%) HP
22 36 (15.65%) Self-Motivation
23 33 (14.35%) Presales
24 31 (13.48%) Windows Server

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 15 (6.52%) IIS
2 12 (5.22%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.04%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (6.09%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.17%) Office 365
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (61.30%) Firewall
2 100 (43.48%) WAN
3 70 (30.43%) BGP
4 67 (29.13%) VPN
5 65 (28.26%) Cisco ASA
6 64 (27.83%) OSPF
7 63 (27.39%) LAN
8 53 (23.04%) MPLS
9 45 (19.57%) Wireless
10 40 (17.39%) VLAN
11 39 (16.96%) Cisco Nexus
12 31 (13.48%) Network Security
13 25 (10.87%) Cisco Firepower
14 23 (10.00%) VoIP
15 20 (8.70%) FWSM
16 19 (8.26%) WLAN
17 17 (7.39%) DHCP
17 17 (7.39%) DNS
17 17 (7.39%) Internet
17 17 (7.39%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.78%) MySQL
1 11 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.30%) Big Data
3 1 (0.43%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 16 (6.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (7.39%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.96%) Retail
3 12 (5.22%) Finance
4 5 (2.17%) Banking
5 4 (1.74%) Billing
6 3 (1.30%) Legal
7 2 (0.87%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 106 (46.09%) Network Engineer
2 42 (18.26%) Architect
3 29 (12.61%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (6.52%) Network Architect
4 15 (6.52%) Technical Architect
5 14 (6.09%) Analyst
5 14 (6.09%) Security Engineer
5 14 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
7 10 (4.35%) NOC Engineer
8 9 (3.91%) Consultant
9 8 (3.48%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (3.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (3.48%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (3.04%) IP Architect
10 7 (3.04%) Network Security Consultant
10 7 (3.04%) Security Consultant
11 6 (2.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 6 (2.61%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.61%) Spring
2 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.43%) COM
2 1 (0.43%) MSMQ
2 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 36 (15.65%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (9.57%) PKI
4 14 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.22%) Clustering
6 11 (4.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 11 (4.78%) Virtual Team
7 8 (3.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (2.61%) Handset
9 4 (1.74%) BYOD
9 4 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.74%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.30%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.87%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.87%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.43%) CMDB
12 1 (0.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.52%) Windows
2 31 (13.48%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.39%) Linux
4 5 (2.17%) Unix
4 5 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.30%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Debian
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (24.78%) ITIL
2 40 (17.39%) Load Balancing
3 38 (16.52%) Network Design
4 33 (14.35%) Presales
5 30 (13.04%) Network Management
6 28 (12.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 28 (12.17%) Project Management
6 28 (12.17%) Service Delivery
7 21 (9.13%) Change Management
7 21 (9.13%) ITIL V3
8 20 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (7.83%) Service Management
10 17 (7.39%) Information Security
11 16 (6.96%) High Availability
12 15 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (6.09%) Line Management
13 14 (6.09%) Problem Management
14 13 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
14 13 (5.65%) Mentoring
14 13 (5.65%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.22%) SQL
2 5 (2.17%) Java
3 3 (1.30%) Perl
4 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.43%) C
5 1 (0.43%) Python
5 1 (0.43%) R
5 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 162 (70.43%) CCNP
2 100 (43.48%) CCNA
3 37 (16.09%) CCIE
4 25 (10.87%) Security Cleared
5 23 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (9.57%) CISSP
6 22 (9.57%) MCSE
7 21 (9.13%) CCDP
8 20 (8.70%) SC Cleared
9 16 (6.96%) Degree
10 13 (5.65%) CISM
11 12 (5.22%) CEH
12 11 (4.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 11 (4.78%) CCA
12 11 (4.78%) CCAA
12 11 (4.78%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (4.78%) VCAP
13 8 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (3.04%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.39%) SLA
2 15 (6.52%) PCI DSS
3 11 (4.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.48%) GDPR
5 6 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.43%) GPG13
7 1 (0.43%) PSD2
7 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 27 (11.74%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.22%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.17%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.74%) XenApp
6 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.87%) vSphere
8 1 (0.43%) Firmware
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (4.78%) Cisco Prime
1 11 (4.78%) SCVMM
2 9 (3.91%) Linux-HA
3 5 (2.17%) Nagios
3 5 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.74%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.74%) QRadar
4 4 (1.74%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (1.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.43%) Cacti
6 1 (0.43%) CASB
6 1 (0.43%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.43%) SCCM
6 1 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 191 (83.04%) Cisco
2 76 (33.04%) Juniper
3 69 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 60 (26.09%) F5
5 46 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 42 (18.26%) VMware
7 40 (17.39%) Fortinet
8 37 (16.09%) HP
9 26 (11.30%) Citrix
10 19 (8.26%) Nokia
11 16 (6.96%) SolarWinds
12 15 (6.52%) Palo Alto
13 14 (6.09%) Meraki
14 11 (4.78%) BMC
14 11 (4.78%) Brocade
15 8 (3.48%) Avaya
15 8 (3.48%) Dell
16 7 (3.04%) Mitel
17 6 (2.61%) Blue Coat
17 6 (2.61%) Huawei