Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 35 66
Rank change year-on-year +10 +31 -34
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 538 509 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.35% 6.00% 4.28%
As % of the Vendors category 16.11% 13.43% 9.19%
Number of salaries quoted 436 408 359
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,375 £58,800
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 3,339 3,791 4,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.60% 44.69% 46.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,701 2,775 3,642
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 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
Birmingham +11 225 £52,500 -8.70% 28
Solihull +8 72 £50,000 +48.15% 3
Warwickshire +10 48 £60,000 +66.67% 8
Coventry +8 39 £49,681 +9.19% 8
Dudley +2 33 £25,000 -3.85% 2
Worcestershire +2 30 £40,000 -7.51% 3
Staffordshire -3 26 £40,000 +23.08% 11
Shropshire +4 18 £32,500 -26.55% 6
Herefordshire 0 8 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Walsall - 3 £37,000 -
West Bromwich - 3 £24,500 -
Wolverhampton +1 1 £28,500 -24.00% 3
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 309 (57.43%) Firewall
2 194 (36.06%) WAN
3 188 (34.94%) Cisco Certification
4 184 (34.20%) Windows
5 174 (32.34%) LAN
6 172 (31.97%) Microsoft
7 161 (29.93%) VMware
8 139 (25.84%) Data Centre
9 131 (24.35%) Active Directory
10 121 (22.49%) Azure
11 119 (22.12%) CCNP
12 117 (21.75%) CheckPoint
13 114 (21.19%) Citrix
14 109 (20.26%) OSPF
15 105 (19.52%) Wireless
15 105 (19.52%) Windows Server
16 99 (18.40%) DNS
17 95 (17.66%) Juniper
18 93 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
19 92 (17.10%) Office 365
19 92 (17.10%) ITIL
20 91 (16.91%) HP
21 88 (16.36%) CCNA
22 87 (16.17%) VPN
23 80 (14.87%) Palo Alto
24 79 (14.68%) DHCP
25 77 (14.31%) MS Exchange
26 75 (13.94%) Cisco ASA
27 73 (13.57%) Fortinet
28 72 (13.38%) Service Delivery

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 77 (14.31%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (2.97%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.23%) SAS
5 11 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.04%) IIS
6 8 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.74%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.19%) Apache
10 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 121 (22.49%) Azure
2 92 (17.10%) Office 365
3 49 (9.11%) AWS
4 24 (4.46%) IaaS
5 23 (4.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (4.09%) PaaS
7 7 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.12%) GCP
9 5 (0.93%) SaaS
10 2 (0.37%) G Suite
10 2 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.37%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.19%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 309 (57.43%) Firewall
2 194 (36.06%) WAN
3 174 (32.34%) LAN
4 109 (20.26%) OSPF
5 105 (19.52%) Wireless
6 99 (18.40%) DNS
7 87 (16.17%) VPN
8 79 (14.68%) DHCP
9 75 (13.94%) Cisco ASA
10 60 (11.15%) BGP
11 51 (9.48%) VLAN
12 46 (8.55%) Network Security
13 44 (8.18%) MPLS
14 43 (7.99%) VoIP
15 40 (7.43%) SAN
16 37 (6.88%) TCP/IP
17 34 (6.32%) Internet
18 28 (5.20%) IPsec
19 26 (4.83%) NAS
20 25 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.19%) MySQL
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.19%) Power BI
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) AutoIt
3 1 (0.19%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
General
1 54 (10.04%) Public Sector
2 45 (8.36%) Telecoms
3 39 (7.25%) Finance
4 17 (3.16%) Retail
5 8 (1.49%) Law
6 5 (0.93%) Local Government
7 4 (0.74%) Games
8 3 (0.56%) Advertising
8 3 (0.56%) Legal
9 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 126 (23.42%) Network Engineer
2 57 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (8.74%) Analyst
4 45 (8.36%) Architect
5 40 (7.43%) Senior Network Engineer
6 34 (6.32%) Network Specialist
7 31 (5.76%) Technical Specialist
8 29 (5.39%) IT Engineer
9 27 (5.02%) Support Engineer
10 25 (4.65%) Team Leader
11 22 (4.09%) Cisco Engineer
11 22 (4.09%) Consultant
11 22 (4.09%) Infrastructure Manager
12 20 (3.72%) IT Support
12 20 (3.72%) Network Architect
13 19 (3.53%) Security Engineer
14 18 (3.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
15 17 (3.16%) Operations Engineer
16 16 (2.97%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.93%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.74%) JSON
3 3 (0.56%) SAML
4 2 (0.37%) COM
5 1 (0.19%) Web Services
5 1 (0.19%) WSH
5 1 (0.19%) XML
5 1 (0.19%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 139 (25.84%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.83%) Driving Licence
4 19 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (3.16%) Clustering
5 17 (3.16%) User Experience
6 14 (2.60%) CCTV
6 14 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.42%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.49%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.93%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.74%) Replication
13 3 (0.56%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.56%) CMDB
13 3 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.56%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 184 (34.20%) Windows
2 105 (19.52%) Windows Server
3 70 (13.01%) Linux
4 31 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (3.16%) Windows 10
9 14 (2.60%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.49%) HPUX
10 8 (1.49%) Solaris
10 8 (1.49%) Unix
11 6 (1.12%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.74%) CatOS
12 4 (0.74%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.37%) CentOS
13 2 (0.37%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (17.10%) ITIL
2 72 (13.38%) Service Delivery
3 71 (13.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 62 (11.52%) Mentoring
5 54 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (8.36%) Cybersecurity
7 41 (7.62%) Presales
8 40 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 37 (6.88%) Information Security
9 37 (6.88%) Migration
10 34 (6.32%) Root Cause Analysis
11 32 (5.95%) Change Management
11 32 (5.95%) Network Management
12 30 (5.58%) Capacity Planning
13 28 (5.20%) ITSM
13 28 (5.20%) Network Design
14 27 (5.02%) Load Balancing
15 26 (4.83%) Service Management
16 25 (4.65%) Incident Management
17 24 (4.46%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.46%) SQL
2 19 (3.53%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.49%) Python
4 6 (1.12%) C
5 5 (0.93%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.56%) Java
7 2 (0.37%) Perl
7 2 (0.37%) R
8 1 (0.19%) C#
8 1 (0.19%) C++
8 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.19%) PHP
8 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 188 (34.94%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (22.12%) CCNP
3 88 (16.36%) CCNA
4 47 (8.74%) CCDP
4 47 (8.74%) CCIE
5 46 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (7.25%) Degree
7 37 (6.88%) MCSE
8 33 (6.13%) JNCIA
9 32 (5.95%) Security Cleared
10 30 (5.58%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (5.02%) CISSP
12 26 (4.83%) MCSA
13 24 (4.46%) CCDA
14 20 (3.72%) SC Cleared
15 19 (3.53%) JNCIP
16 18 (3.35%) CCSP
16 18 (3.35%) JNCIE
17 17 (3.16%) MCP
18 14 (2.60%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.13%) SLA
2 17 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.49%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.12%) NIST
6 4 (0.74%) QA
6 4 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.56%) GPG13
7 3 (0.56%) HMG Infosec
7 3 (0.56%) ISO 31000
7 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.37%) NCSC
9 1 (0.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 131 (24.35%) Active Directory
2 93 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (13.01%) Hyper-V
4 53 (9.85%) XenApp
5 22 (4.09%) XenDesktop
6 18 (3.35%) vSphere
7 12 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.74%) Firmware
11 4 (0.74%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.56%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.56%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.37%) Docker
14 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 35 (6.51%) SCCM
2 24 (4.46%) FortiGate
2 24 (4.46%) WSUS
3 14 (2.60%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (2.23%) SCOM
5 10 (1.86%) Cacti
6 9 (1.67%) Cisco IPCC
7 8 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.30%) Backup Exec
8 7 (1.30%) Observium
9 5 (0.93%) CSIRT
10 4 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.74%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.74%) Terraform
11 3 (0.56%) Icinga
11 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 172 (31.97%) Microsoft
2 161 (29.93%) VMware
3 117 (21.75%) CheckPoint
4 114 (21.19%) Citrix
5 95 (17.66%) Juniper
6 91 (16.91%) HP
7 80 (14.87%) Palo Alto
8 73 (13.57%) Fortinet
9 65 (12.08%) NetApp
10 53 (9.85%) SolarWinds
11 45 (8.36%) F5
12 33 (6.13%) McAfee
13 31 (5.76%) Red Hat
14 27 (5.02%) Dell
14 27 (5.02%) Meraki
15 22 (4.09%) Forcepoint
16 20 (3.72%) Huawei
17 19 (3.53%) Avaya
17 19 (3.53%) Mitel
18 18 (3.35%) 3PAR