Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certification
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 236 139 114
Rank change year-on-year -97 -25 0
Permanent jobs citing Cisco Certification 373 128 209
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.35% 2.04% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.91% 13.06% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 341 121 142
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £41,375
25th Percentile £45,500 £42,500 £49,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £50,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -20.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £89,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,399 980 1,331
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.53% 15.61% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,514 815 1,112
10th Percentile £34,567 £31,500 £34,476
25th Percentile £43,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -2.65%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,813
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £87,375
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Cisco Certification
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Cisco Certification trend for jobs with a WFH option

Cisco Certification
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Cisco Certification.

Cisco Certification salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Cisco Certification
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Cisco Certification over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Cisco Certification salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, Cisco Certification job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 259 (69.44%) Cisco
2 211 (56.57%) CCNP
3 190 (50.94%) Firewall
4 155 (41.55%) CCNA
5 112 (30.03%) WAN
6 111 (29.76%) Azure
7 101 (27.08%) Microsoft
8 87 (23.32%) Palo Alto
9 80 (21.45%) VPN
10 78 (20.91%) Wireless
11 76 (20.38%) Windows
12 75 (20.11%) LAN
12 75 (20.11%) Social Skills
13 74 (19.84%) Linux
14 70 (18.77%) VMware
15 69 (18.50%) AWS
16 67 (17.96%) Data Centre
17 64 (17.16%) Network Security
17 64 (17.16%) BGP
18 63 (16.89%) OSPF
19 62 (16.62%) CheckPoint
20 59 (15.82%) ITIL
21 56 (15.01%) Meraki
22 55 (14.75%) Active Directory
23 53 (14.21%) TCP/IP
23 53 (14.21%) Cisco ASA
24 52 (13.94%) Degree
24 52 (13.94%) F5
24 52 (13.94%) CISSP
25 51 (13.67%) Network Design

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 17 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.41%) IIS
3 4 (1.07%) Apache
4 2 (0.54%) Confluence
4 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) nginx
5 1 (0.27%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 10 (2.68%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 111 (29.76%) Azure
2 69 (18.50%) AWS
3 43 (11.53%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (4.56%) GCP
5 12 (3.22%) IaaS
6 10 (2.68%) OneDrive
7 9 (2.41%) SaaS
8 6 (1.61%) GitHub
8 6 (1.61%) PaaS
8 6 (1.61%) Serverless
9 5 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.07%) Google Workspace
10 4 (1.07%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.27%) Azure Key Vault
11 1 (0.27%) Azure Sentinel
11 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 190 (50.94%) Firewall
2 112 (30.03%) WAN
3 80 (21.45%) VPN
4 78 (20.91%) Wireless
5 75 (20.11%) LAN
6 64 (17.16%) BGP
6 64 (17.16%) Network Security
7 63 (16.89%) OSPF
8 53 (14.21%) Cisco ASA
8 53 (14.21%) TCP/IP
9 50 (13.40%) VLAN
10 47 (12.60%) MPLS
11 43 (11.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 39 (10.46%) DHCP
12 39 (10.46%) DNS
13 34 (9.12%) SD-WAN
14 31 (8.31%) VoIP
15 26 (6.97%) SAN
16 23 (6.17%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (5.09%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.80%) Big Data
3 3 (0.80%) MySQL
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.27%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.27%) Redis
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (4.29%) JIRA
2 8 (2.14%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (2.14%) SonarQube
2 8 (2.14%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.88%) Selenium
4 3 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.27%) GitLab
6 1 (0.27%) Maven
6 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (20.11%) Social Skills
2 32 (8.58%) Finance
3 30 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.56%) Public Sector
6 12 (3.22%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (1.88%) Advertising
7 7 (1.88%) Influencing Skills
7 7 (1.88%) Law
8 6 (1.61%) Back Office
8 6 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.61%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (1.07%) Electronics
9 4 (1.07%) Marketing
10 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.80%) Banking
10 3 (0.80%) Legal
10 3 (0.80%) Retail
11 2 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 132 (35.39%) Network Engineer
2 76 (20.38%) Consultant
3 46 (12.33%) Architect
4 45 (12.06%) Senior Network Engineer
5 37 (9.92%) Network Consultant
6 30 (8.04%) Analyst
7 28 (7.51%) Security Consultant
8 26 (6.97%) Security Architect
9 24 (6.43%) Cisco Engineer
10 23 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (6.17%) Network Analyst
11 19 (5.09%) Cloud Consultant
11 19 (5.09%) Network Security Consultant
12 18 (4.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 17 (4.56%) Support Engineer
14 14 (3.75%) Cisco Consultant
14 14 (3.75%) Cloud Architect
15 13 (3.49%) Azure Consultant
15 13 (3.49%) Cisco Network Consultant
15 13 (3.49%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.14%) Web Services
2 7 (1.88%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.61%) RESTful
4 4 (1.07%) XMPP
5 3 (0.80%) SOAP
6 2 (0.54%) OAuth
6 2 (0.54%) OpenID
6 2 (0.54%) SAML
7 1 (0.27%) CSS
7 1 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.27%) REST
7 1 (0.27%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.27%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.27%) WAP
7 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.96%) Data Centre
2 34 (9.12%) Public Cloud
3 31 (8.31%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (7.77%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.56%) Private Cloud
6 13 (3.49%) Driving Licence
6 13 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.95%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (2.41%) HP Storage
9 8 (2.14%) Mobile Payment
9 8 (2.14%) Smartcard
10 6 (1.61%) SCADA
11 5 (1.34%) CESG
11 5 (1.34%) CESG CLAS
11 5 (1.34%) Clustering
12 4 (1.07%) IVR
12 4 (1.07%) PKI
13 3 (0.80%) CCTV
13 3 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 76 (20.38%) Windows
2 74 (19.84%) Linux
3 43 (11.53%) Windows Server
4 23 (6.17%) Unix
5 18 (4.83%) Windows Server 2019
6 11 (2.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (2.68%) Solaris
8 8 (2.14%) Android
9 7 (1.88%) VyOS
10 6 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.34%) CentOS
11 5 (1.34%) Debian
12 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (15.82%) ITIL
2 51 (13.67%) Network Design
3 41 (10.99%) Information Security
4 36 (9.65%) Cybersecurity
5 35 (9.38%) Change Management
6 32 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (7.77%) Security Architecture
8 28 (7.51%) Presales
9 27 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 26 (6.97%) Project Delivery
11 25 (6.70%) Mentoring
12 24 (6.43%) DevOps
13 23 (6.17%) PRINCE2
13 23 (6.17%) Project Management
14 22 (5.90%) Customer Requirements
14 22 (5.90%) Network Monitoring
14 22 (5.90%) Risk Management
14 22 (5.90%) SIEM
14 22 (5.90%) TOGAF
15 21 (5.63%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.36%) Python
2 19 (5.09%) SQL
3 13 (3.49%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.41%) Java
5 8 (2.14%) C#
6 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.80%) C
7 1 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 211 (56.57%) CCNP
2 155 (41.55%) CCNA
3 52 (13.94%) CISSP
3 52 (13.94%) Degree
4 50 (13.40%) CCIE
5 43 (11.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 34 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (6.43%) Security Cleared
8 21 (5.63%) CISM
8 21 (5.63%) MCSE
9 20 (5.36%) CISA
10 17 (4.56%) CCSP
10 17 (4.56%) SC Cleared
10 17 (4.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (3.75%) JNCIP
12 13 (3.49%) CCDP
12 13 (3.49%) CCSE
12 13 (3.49%) CEH
12 13 (3.49%) CLAS
12 13 (3.49%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (9.92%) NIST
3 20 (5.36%) SLA
4 18 (4.83%) GDPR
5 14 (3.75%) PCI DSS
6 13 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 12 (3.22%) NCSC
8 9 (2.41%) ISO 9001
9 8 (2.14%) GRC
9 8 (2.14%) ISAE 3402
9 8 (2.14%) ISO 31000
9 8 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (1.61%) IASME
12 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 2 (0.54%) QA
13 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 55 (14.75%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.51%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.95%) Docker
5 8 (2.14%) ISA Server
6 6 (1.61%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.34%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.07%) Firmware
8 4 (1.07%) vSphere
9 3 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.54%) Squid
10 2 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.27%) XenApp
11 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (6.17%) Ansible
2 19 (5.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (4.56%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (3.49%) Terraform
5 12 (3.22%) CASB
6 11 (2.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (2.95%) Nessus
7 10 (2.68%) Kubernetes
7 10 (2.68%) Nagios
8 9 (2.41%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (2.41%) Puppet
8 9 (2.41%) QRadar
8 9 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (2.14%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 6 (1.61%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.61%) SCCM
10 6 (1.61%) WSUS
11 5 (1.34%) Stealthwatch
12 4 (1.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 259 (69.44%) Cisco
2 101 (27.08%) Microsoft
3 87 (23.32%) Palo Alto
4 70 (18.77%) VMware
5 62 (16.62%) CheckPoint
6 56 (15.01%) Meraki
7 52 (13.94%) F5
8 47 (12.60%) Juniper
9 42 (11.26%) Aruba
10 36 (9.65%) SolarWinds
11 34 (9.12%) HP
12 22 (5.90%) Fortinet
13 21 (5.63%) Google
14 20 (5.36%) Splunk
15 16 (4.29%) NetApp
16 15 (4.02%) Nimble Storage
16 15 (4.02%) Oracle
17 14 (3.75%) EMC
18 13 (3.49%) Veeam
19 11 (2.95%) Brocade