Period
to 21 February 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 February 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 31 77
Rank change year-on-year -2 +46 -50
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 414 533 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.35% 6.71% 3.72%
As % of the Vendors category 14.34% 14.88% 7.59%
Number of salaries quoted 319 397 261
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.75% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,888 3,581 4,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.29% 45.05% 49.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,338 2,583 3,588
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the West Midlands

Cisco
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Cisco in the West Midlands

Cisco
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Cisco in the West Midlands

Cisco
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Birmingham -10 145 £52,500 - 27
Warwickshire +26 69 £37,500 -25.00% 9
Solihull +16 51 £50,000 +7.53% 5
Staffordshire +10 44 £37,500 +4.17% 12
Coventry +17 28 £46,250 -7.50% 8
Worcestershire +4 20 £40,000 -7.51% 6
Herefordshire +24 19 £50,000 +31.58% 6
Shropshire +14 17 £32,500 - 7
Dudley -3 10 £28,500 +9.62% 1
Halesowen +2 2 £29,250 +12.50% 1
Wolverhampton -6 1 £28,500 -40.00% 3
Smethwick - 1 £25,500 -
Walsall - 1 £24,500 -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 243 (58.70%) Firewall
2 177 (42.75%) Windows
3 174 (42.03%) Microsoft
4 165 (39.86%) VMware
5 145 (35.02%) LAN
5 145 (35.02%) WAN
6 125 (30.19%) Data Centre
7 120 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
8 106 (25.60%) Active Directory
9 104 (25.12%) Cisco Certification
10 101 (24.40%) Azure
11 97 (23.43%) Windows Server
12 93 (22.46%) DNS
13 86 (20.77%) Juniper
14 84 (20.29%) ITIL
15 83 (20.05%) Citrix
16 78 (18.84%) Office 365
17 76 (18.36%) CheckPoint
18 71 (17.15%) Wireless
19 69 (16.67%) MS Exchange
20 68 (16.43%) HP
21 67 (16.18%) OSPF
22 66 (15.94%) DHCP
22 66 (15.94%) VPN
23 65 (15.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 61 (14.73%) SolarWinds
25 60 (14.49%) Hyper-V
26 59 (14.25%) SLA
27 58 (14.01%) CCNP
28 57 (13.77%) CCNA

Cisco
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 69 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 24 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (3.14%) IIS
5 11 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (2.42%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.21%) SAS
9 4 (0.97%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.24%) Apache
10 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.24%) nginx
10 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.24%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 24 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 101 (24.40%) Azure
2 78 (18.84%) Office 365
3 33 (7.97%) AWS
4 19 (4.59%) IaaS
4 19 (4.59%) PaaS
5 11 (2.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.93%) GCP
7 6 (1.45%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.72%) SaaS
10 1 (0.24%) G Suite
10 1 (0.24%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 243 (58.70%) Firewall
2 145 (35.02%) LAN
2 145 (35.02%) WAN
3 93 (22.46%) DNS
4 71 (17.15%) Wireless
5 67 (16.18%) OSPF
6 66 (15.94%) DHCP
6 66 (15.94%) VPN
7 53 (12.80%) Internet
8 44 (10.63%) Cisco ASA
9 40 (9.66%) BGP
10 38 (9.18%) VLAN
11 36 (8.70%) SAN
12 31 (7.49%) TCP/IP
13 30 (7.25%) Network Security
14 24 (5.80%) VoIP
15 23 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (5.07%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (4.83%) Cisco Nexus
18 19 (4.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.21%) MS Access
3 2 (0.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.48%) Big Data
3 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.48%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
General
1 45 (10.87%) Public Sector
2 35 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 28 (6.76%) Finance
4 24 (5.80%) Retail
5 10 (2.42%) Law
6 6 (1.45%) Local Government
7 4 (0.97%) Advertising
7 4 (0.97%) Games
8 3 (0.72%) Legal
9 2 (0.48%) Electronics
9 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 104 (25.12%) Network Engineer
2 56 (13.53%) Support Engineer
3 45 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 43 (10.39%) IT Engineer
5 36 (8.70%) NOC Engineer
6 31 (7.49%) Senior Network Engineer
7 27 (6.52%) Analyst
7 27 (6.52%) IT Support
8 24 (5.80%) IT Support Engineer
9 21 (5.07%) Architect
9 21 (5.07%) Network Specialist
9 21 (5.07%) Technical Specialist
10 18 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
11 17 (4.11%) Security Engineer
12 16 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 16 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (3.86%) Team Leader
13 15 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
13 15 (3.62%) Operations Engineer
14 12 (2.90%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.45%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.48%) COM
2 2 (0.48%) JSON
2 2 (0.48%) Middleware
2 2 (0.48%) SAML
3 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 125 (30.19%) Data Centre
2 34 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 22 (5.31%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.62%) User Experience
7 11 (2.66%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.93%) Clustering
8 8 (1.93%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.45%) CCTV
10 6 (1.45%) CMDB
10 6 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.21%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.72%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.72%) Replication
14 2 (0.48%) Handset
14 2 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 177 (42.75%) Windows
2 97 (23.43%) Windows Server
3 43 (10.39%) Linux
4 24 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (5.07%) Windows 10
6 18 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (3.86%) Windows 7
8 15 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.69%) Unix
11 5 (1.21%) CatOS
12 2 (0.48%) CentOS
12 2 (0.48%) HPUX
12 2 (0.48%) Solaris
12 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.24%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.24%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (20.29%) ITIL
2 65 (15.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 55 (13.29%) Mentoring
4 48 (11.59%) Continuous Improvement
5 37 (8.94%) Service Delivery
6 32 (7.73%) Migration
7 31 (7.49%) Information Security
7 31 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (7.49%) Root Cause Analysis
8 29 (7.00%) Service Management
8 29 (7.00%) SIEM
9 28 (6.76%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (6.28%) Change Management
10 26 (6.28%) Network Design
11 25 (6.04%) Presales
12 24 (5.80%) Analytics
13 20 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (4.83%) Preventative Maintenance
13 20 (4.83%) Project Management
14 19 (4.59%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.49%) SQL
2 17 (4.11%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.62%) C
4 11 (2.66%) Python
5 10 (2.42%) R
6 7 (1.69%) VBScript
7 5 (1.21%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.97%) Java
9 2 (0.48%) C#
9 2 (0.48%) C++
9 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.48%) Perl
10 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 104 (25.12%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (14.01%) CCNP
3 57 (13.77%) CCNA
4 46 (11.11%) Degree
5 42 (10.14%) Security Cleared
6 33 (7.97%) ITIL Certification
6 33 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (7.73%) SC Cleared
8 26 (6.28%) CCIE
9 20 (4.83%) CCDP
9 20 (4.83%) MCSE
10 17 (4.11%) CISSP
11 15 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (3.38%) CCDA
13 10 (2.42%) CISM
13 10 (2.42%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.45%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.45%) HNC
15 4 (0.97%) HND
15 4 (0.97%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (14.25%) SLA
2 18 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (4.11%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.17%) QA
5 7 (1.69%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.72%) NIST
7 3 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.48%) GDPR
8 2 (0.48%) NCSC
9 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 120 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (25.60%) Active Directory
3 60 (14.49%) Hyper-V
4 46 (11.11%) XenApp
5 25 (6.04%) vSphere
6 19 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (4.35%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.97%) Firmware
10 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.72%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.72%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.48%) Docker
12 2 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (10.14%) SCCM
2 39 (9.42%) SCOM
3 29 (7.00%) Cisco Prime
4 26 (6.28%) McAfee ePO
5 22 (5.31%) WSUS
6 13 (3.14%) FortiGate
7 10 (2.42%) vCenter Server
8 9 (2.17%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (1.69%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.97%) Terraform
11 3 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
12 2 (0.48%) Cisco IPCC
12 2 (0.48%) CSIRT
12 2 (0.48%) Icinga
12 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.48%) Puppet
12 2 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 174 (42.03%) Microsoft
2 165 (39.86%) VMware
3 86 (20.77%) Juniper
4 83 (20.05%) Citrix
5 76 (18.36%) CheckPoint
6 68 (16.43%) HP
7 61 (14.73%) SolarWinds
8 55 (13.29%) Fortinet
8 55 (13.29%) McAfee
9 54 (13.04%) NetApp
10 53 (12.80%) Palo Alto
11 32 (7.73%) Dell
12 29 (7.00%) Meraki
13 17 (4.11%) 3PAR
13 17 (4.11%) Cylance
13 17 (4.11%) F5
13 17 (4.11%) IronPort
14 16 (3.86%) Trend Micro
15 15 (3.62%) Huawei
15 15 (3.62%) Red Hat