Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 33 35
Rank change year-on-year -24 +2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 405 606 686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.32% 6.29% 5.71%
As % of the Vendors category 8.96% 14.42% 12.60%
Number of salaries quoted 251 555 558
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.29% -2.98%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,500 £25,925
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £61,250
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 4,518 4,202 5,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 48.24% 43.60% 45.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,269 3,243 4,230
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 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 -2 254 £52,500 +5.00% 23
Coventry -45 30 £42,000 +5.00% 6
Worcestershire -15 25 £28,500 -28.75% 8
Warwickshire -29 23 £50,000 +28.21% 4
Wolverhampton -13 14 £31,750 -2.31% 6
Shropshire +8 13 £53,750 +65.38% 6
Solihull +4 12 £28,000 -25.33% 17
Staffordshire -23 7 £33,500 +3.08% 5
Herefordshire -14 4 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Dudley - 3 £23,000 - 3
West Bromwich +10 2 £32,500 -14.47% 2
Sutton Coldfield +1 2 £42,500 +97.67% 1
Walsall -6 2 £39,000 +4.00% 1
Brierley Hill - 1 - -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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.

1 222 (54.81%) Firewall
2 212 (52.35%) Cisco Certification
3 208 (51.36%) CheckPoint
4 197 (48.64%) Data Centre
5 174 (42.96%) ITIL
6 172 (42.47%) Fortinet
7 171 (42.22%) WAN
8 167 (41.23%) CCNP
9 142 (35.06%) Juniper
10 140 (34.57%) LAN
11 124 (30.62%) F5
12 122 (30.12%) Windows
13 121 (29.88%) HP
14 119 (29.38%) VMware
15 112 (27.65%) Active Directory
16 106 (26.17%) VPN
16 106 (26.17%) Service Delivery
17 105 (25.93%) Microsoft
18 103 (25.43%) OSPF
19 97 (23.95%) Load Balancing
19 97 (23.95%) Presales
20 92 (22.72%) Self-Motivation
21 89 (21.98%) Cisco ASA
22 88 (21.73%) VMware Infrastructure
23 84 (20.74%) CCNA
23 84 (20.74%) Windows Server
24 74 (18.27%) BGP
25 73 (18.02%) Wireless
26 72 (17.78%) MPLS
26 72 (17.78%) DNS

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 40 (9.88%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.42%) IIS
3 14 (3.46%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.23%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.74%) Apache
8 2 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.72%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (8.89%) Office 365
3 32 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.48%) SaaS
5 4 (0.99%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.49%) IaaS
6 2 (0.49%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 222 (54.81%) Firewall
2 171 (42.22%) WAN
3 140 (34.57%) LAN
4 106 (26.17%) VPN
5 103 (25.43%) OSPF
6 89 (21.98%) Cisco ASA
7 74 (18.27%) BGP
8 73 (18.02%) Wireless
9 72 (17.78%) DNS
9 72 (17.78%) MPLS
10 64 (15.80%) DHCP
11 57 (14.07%) Network Security
12 56 (13.83%) FWSM
13 55 (13.58%) Cisco Nexus
14 54 (13.33%) VLAN
15 50 (12.35%) TCP/IP
15 50 (12.35%) WLAN
16 42 (10.37%) SNMP
17 41 (10.12%) IPsec
18 40 (9.88%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (0.99%) MySQL
3 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (8.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.25%) GDB
2 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.25%) sqlmap
General
1 24 (5.93%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.68%) Finance
3 8 (1.98%) Law
4 5 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.99%) Retail
6 3 (0.74%) Advertising
6 3 (0.74%) Legal
7 2 (0.49%) Automotive
7 2 (0.49%) Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Billing
7 2 (0.49%) French Language
7 2 (0.49%) German Language
7 2 (0.49%) Marketing
7 2 (0.49%) Polish Language
7 2 (0.49%) Russian Language
7 2 (0.49%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
8 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 85 (20.99%) Network Engineer
2 74 (18.27%) Architect
3 50 (12.35%) Solutions Architect
4 46 (11.36%) Security Architect
5 45 (11.11%) Security Solutions Architect
6 39 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (9.14%) Network Architect
7 37 (9.14%) Senior Network Engineer
8 28 (6.91%) Support Engineer
9 23 (5.68%) Analyst
10 22 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 21 (5.19%) Technical Support
12 20 (4.94%) Consultant
12 20 (4.94%) Network Specialist
12 20 (4.94%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
12 20 (4.94%) Senior Network Specialist
13 18 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
13 18 (4.44%) Team Leader
14 17 (4.20%) Cisco Engineer
14 17 (4.20%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.94%) LDAP
2 5 (1.23%) WSH
3 4 (0.99%) COM
4 3 (0.74%) LAMP
4 3 (0.74%) Middleware
5 2 (0.49%) Flash
5 2 (0.49%) VXML
5 2 (0.49%) XMPP
6 1 (0.25%) .NET
6 1 (0.25%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.25%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.25%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.25%) OAuth
6 1 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 197 (48.64%) Data Centre
2 92 (22.72%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (9.14%) PKI
4 30 (7.41%) Cyberthreat
4 30 (7.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 26 (6.42%) Driving Licence
6 23 (5.68%) Computer Science
7 18 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (3.70%) FlexPod
9 7 (1.73%) Clustering
9 7 (1.73%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.23%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.23%) Replication
11 4 (0.99%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.99%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.49%) CMDB
13 2 (0.49%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 122 (30.12%) Windows
2 84 (20.74%) Windows Server
3 40 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (8.15%) Linux
5 28 (6.91%) Windows 10
6 23 (5.68%) Windows 7
7 21 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (2.72%) Windows XP
9 10 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.73%) Unix
11 6 (1.48%) Android
11 6 (1.48%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.99%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.74%) CentOS
13 3 (0.74%) Debian
14 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (42.96%) ITIL
2 106 (26.17%) Service Delivery
3 97 (23.95%) Load Balancing
3 97 (23.95%) Presales
4 69 (17.04%) ITIL V3
5 61 (15.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 58 (14.32%) Project Management
7 51 (12.59%) SIEM
8 47 (11.60%) Line Management
9 45 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
10 43 (10.62%) Network Management
11 40 (9.88%) PRINCE2
12 38 (9.38%) Service Management
13 35 (8.64%) Incident Management
14 34 (8.40%) Network Design
15 32 (7.90%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (7.65%) Vulnerability Management
17 30 (7.41%) Malware Detection/Protection
17 30 (7.41%) Software Optimisation
18 28 (6.91%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.43%) SQL
2 14 (3.46%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.48%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.23%) VBScript
5 4 (0.99%) Python
6 3 (0.74%) Java
6 3 (0.74%) Perl
7 2 (0.49%) C
7 2 (0.49%) PHP
8 1 (0.25%) C#
8 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 212 (52.35%) Cisco Certification
2 167 (41.23%) CCNP
3 84 (20.74%) CCNA
4 58 (14.32%) ITIL Certification
5 56 (13.83%) CCDP
6 55 (13.58%) Degree
7 36 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (7.65%) MCSE
9 29 (7.16%) CISSP
10 26 (6.42%) Computer Science Degree
11 25 (6.17%) JNCIP
12 23 (5.68%) Security Cleared
13 22 (5.43%) CCSE
13 22 (5.43%) IISP
13 22 (5.43%) ISSAP
14 19 (4.69%) PMI Certification
14 19 (4.69%) PMP
15 18 (4.44%) CCIE
16 17 (4.20%) SC Cleared
17 16 (3.95%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.15%) SLA
2 21 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (4.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.49%) COBIT
5 2 (0.49%) GDPR
6 1 (0.25%) GPG13
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 112 (27.65%) Active Directory
2 88 (21.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (12.59%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (3.95%) VMware NSX
5 16 (3.95%) vSphere
6 11 (2.72%) Firmware
7 8 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.99%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.74%) iptables
9 3 (0.74%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.49%) NFS
10 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (8.89%) QRadar
2 19 (4.69%) Cisco Prime
3 16 (3.95%) CASB
4 13 (3.21%) WhatsUp Gold
5 11 (2.72%) Cisco UCCE
6 10 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (2.47%) SCVMM
7 9 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (2.22%) WSUS
8 6 (1.48%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.48%) SCCM
9 5 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.99%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.74%) Nessus
11 3 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.49%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.49%) SCOM
12 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 208 (51.36%) CheckPoint
2 172 (42.47%) Fortinet
3 142 (35.06%) Juniper
4 124 (30.62%) F5
5 121 (29.88%) HP
6 119 (29.38%) VMware
7 105 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 44 (10.86%) Meraki
9 43 (10.62%) SolarWinds
10 42 (10.37%) Citrix
11 34 (8.40%) Forcepoint
12 32 (7.90%) IBM
13 30 (7.41%) Tufin
14 25 (6.17%) Splunk
15 24 (5.93%) Brocade
15 24 (5.93%) CA
15 24 (5.93%) McAfee
16 22 (5.43%) LogRhythm
17 20 (4.94%) Aruba
18 18 (4.44%) Palo Alto