Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 46 42
Rank change year-on-year +18 -4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Cisco 543 464 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.90% 4.94% 5.40%
As % of the Vendors category 14.66% 10.65% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 433 314 496
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,825 £26,625
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +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 3,704 4,356 4,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.09% 46.42% 43.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,899 3,188 3,435
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,675 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +18 292 £52,500 -4.55% 47
Solihull +27 79 £52,500 +90.91% 14
Warwickshire +23 49 £50,000 - 7
Dudley +6 27 £35,000 +34.62% 1
Coventry +11 23 £45,000 +32.35% 14
Worcestershire -17 17 £49,500 +73.68% 8
Staffordshire +14 15 £35,000 +27.27% 9
Shropshire -18 12 £33,250 -36.67% 4
Walsall +6 2 £38,250 -1.92% 1
Herefordshire -30 2 £34,000 -24.44%
Wolverhampton +7 1 £35,000 +6.06% 4
West Bromwich -3 1 £37,000 +13.85% 1
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 285 (52.49%) Firewall
2 250 (46.04%) Cisco Certification
3 187 (34.44%) WAN
4 173 (31.86%) CCNP
5 161 (29.65%) VMware
6 157 (28.91%) Windows
7 146 (26.89%) Data Centre
8 139 (25.60%) Active Directory
9 137 (25.23%) Microsoft
10 125 (23.02%) ITIL
11 124 (22.84%) CCNA
12 120 (22.10%) CheckPoint
13 118 (21.73%) LAN
14 108 (19.89%) Cisco ASA
15 106 (19.52%) Citrix
16 103 (18.97%) Wireless
17 101 (18.60%) HP
18 97 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
19 96 (17.68%) Juniper
20 95 (17.50%) OSPF
21 93 (17.13%) VPN
22 91 (16.76%) DNS
23 90 (16.57%) Hyper-V
23 90 (16.57%) VMware Infrastructure
24 80 (14.73%) Fortinet
24 80 (14.73%) Service Delivery
25 79 (14.55%) DHCP
26 75 (13.81%) Office 365
27 70 (12.89%) Linux
28 66 (12.15%) Windows Server

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 37 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 27 (4.97%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.95%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.76%) SharePoint Server
5 12 (2.21%) SAS
6 8 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.47%) IIS
7 5 (0.92%) Apache
8 3 (0.55%) JBoss
8 3 (0.55%) WildFly
9 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 97 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (13.81%) Office 365
3 40 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (6.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (4.05%) PaaS
6 21 (3.87%) IaaS
7 8 (1.47%) Azure Functions
7 8 (1.47%) Azure Machine Learning
7 8 (1.47%) Serverless
8 6 (1.10%) SaaS
9 3 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.37%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 285 (52.49%) Firewall
2 187 (34.44%) WAN
3 118 (21.73%) LAN
4 108 (19.89%) Cisco ASA
5 103 (18.97%) Wireless
6 95 (17.50%) OSPF
7 93 (17.13%) VPN
8 91 (16.76%) DNS
9 79 (14.55%) DHCP
10 61 (11.23%) MPLS
11 59 (10.87%) BGP
12 48 (8.84%) Network Security
12 48 (8.84%) VLAN
13 41 (7.55%) VoIP
14 32 (5.89%) TCP/IP
15 31 (5.71%) SAN
16 27 (4.97%) Skype
17 25 (4.60%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (4.24%) IPsec
19 21 (3.87%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.55%) QlikView
4 2 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.37%) MySQL
4 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (11.97%) Finance
2 53 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.58%) Retail
4 6 (1.10%) Banking
4 6 (1.10%) Legal
5 5 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.74%) Advertising
7 3 (0.55%) Games
7 3 (0.55%) Law
8 2 (0.37%) Billing
8 2 (0.37%) Marketing
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Local Government
9 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 129 (23.76%) Network Engineer
2 76 (14.00%) Architect
3 60 (11.05%) Analyst
4 57 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 46 (8.47%) Network Architect
6 36 (6.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
8 33 (6.08%) Technical Specialist
9 25 (4.60%) Network Specialist
10 23 (4.24%) Network Analyst
11 20 (3.68%) Network Manager
11 20 (3.68%) Team Leader
12 17 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 16 (2.95%) Head of Operations
13 16 (2.95%) Head of Technical Operations
13 16 (2.95%) Network Team Leader
14 15 (2.76%) Support Engineer
15 14 (2.58%) IT Engineer
16 13 (2.39%) Cisco Analyst
16 13 (2.39%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.39%) SAML
2 8 (1.47%) JSON
3 5 (0.92%) LDAP
4 4 (0.74%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.74%) Web Services
5 3 (0.55%) COM
5 3 (0.55%) FreeSWITCH
6 2 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 146 (26.89%) Data Centre
2 39 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (5.52%) Virtual Team
4 27 (4.97%) Clustering
5 25 (4.60%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.76%) Handset
7 12 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.84%) CCTV
9 8 (1.47%) PKI
10 7 (1.29%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.10%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.10%) Replication
12 5 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.92%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.92%) SCADA
13 4 (0.74%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 157 (28.91%) Windows
2 70 (12.89%) Linux
3 66 (12.15%) Windows Server
4 36 (6.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (2.58%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.39%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.10%) CentOS
11 4 (0.74%) CatOS
12 3 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.55%) HPUX
12 3 (0.55%) Solaris
13 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.37%) Unix
13 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.18%) Android
14 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (23.02%) ITIL
2 80 (14.73%) Service Delivery
3 63 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 60 (11.05%) Mentoring
4 60 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (10.50%) Presales
6 56 (10.31%) Load Balancing
7 53 (9.76%) Project Management
8 43 (7.92%) Incident Management
9 38 (7.00%) Cybersecurity
9 38 (7.00%) Network Management
10 37 (6.81%) Network Design
11 35 (6.45%) Change Control
12 31 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
12 31 (5.71%) Line Management
13 29 (5.34%) Identity Access Management
14 28 (5.16%) Data Protection
15 27 (4.97%) Performance Management
16 26 (4.79%) Capacity Management
16 26 (4.79%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.26%) PowerShell
2 26 (4.79%) SQL
3 14 (2.58%) Bash Shell
4 7 (1.29%) Python
5 6 (1.10%) C
6 3 (0.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 250 (46.04%) Cisco Certification
2 173 (31.86%) CCNP
3 124 (22.84%) CCNA
4 59 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 56 (10.31%) CCDP
6 54 (9.94%) JNCIA
7 47 (8.66%) Degree
8 45 (8.29%) CCIE
9 44 (8.10%) MCSE
10 39 (7.18%) JNCIP
11 38 (7.00%) Security Cleared
12 36 (6.63%) ITIL Certification
13 32 (5.89%) JNCIE
13 32 (5.89%) SC Cleared
14 31 (5.71%) CCSP
15 27 (4.97%) MCSA
16 24 (4.42%) CISSP
17 23 (4.24%) CCIE Service Provider
18 19 (3.50%) MCP
19 18 (3.31%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (9.94%) SLA
2 23 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (3.87%) GDPR
4 7 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.55%) GPG13
6 3 (0.55%) HMG Infosec
6 3 (0.55%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.55%) ISO 31000
6 3 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (0.55%) NIST
7 2 (0.37%) PMO
7 2 (0.37%) QA
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 139 (25.60%) Active Directory
2 90 (16.57%) Hyper-V
2 90 (16.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (9.21%) XenApp
4 32 (5.89%) XenDesktop
5 29 (5.34%) vSphere
6 11 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.84%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.47%) Docker
9 6 (1.10%) Firmware
10 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.55%) NFS
11 3 (0.55%) NLBS
11 3 (0.55%) Xen
12 2 (0.37%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (7.55%) SCCM
2 38 (7.00%) FortiGate
3 22 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (2.76%) Cacti
5 14 (2.58%) Stealthwatch
6 13 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (2.39%) Observium
7 9 (1.66%) SCOM
8 8 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
8 8 (1.47%) Kubernetes
8 8 (1.47%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.47%) Puppet
8 8 (1.47%) Terraform
9 6 (1.10%) CASB
9 6 (1.10%) WSUS
10 5 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.55%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 161 (29.65%) VMware
2 137 (25.23%) Microsoft
3 120 (22.10%) CheckPoint
4 106 (19.52%) Citrix
5 101 (18.60%) HP
6 96 (17.68%) Juniper
7 80 (14.73%) Fortinet
8 63 (11.60%) F5
9 61 (11.23%) Palo Alto
10 54 (9.94%) Dell
11 48 (8.84%) NetApp
12 39 (7.18%) Meraki
12 39 (7.18%) SolarWinds
13 37 (6.81%) Avaya
14 33 (6.08%) Forcepoint
15 30 (5.52%) McAfee
16 29 (5.34%) Symantec
17 27 (4.97%) IBM
17 27 (4.97%) Mitel
18 21 (3.87%) Veeam