CCNA professionals demand UK - comparison

malcyboodmalcybood Posts: 900Member ■■■□□□□□□□
If anyone is any doubt about the demand for CCNA candidates then have a look at this, quite interesting:

http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/ccna.do

This is just in the UK, therefore I would imagine the worldwide skills shortage it huge. I've never actually looked into this before, but these facts and figures took me by surprise a bit....I knew CCNA was a good cert but didn't know there was such a skills shortage/demand.

Check the salaries out and could some people outwith the UK post average salaries for similar positions in their respective countries

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  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    icon_silent.gif We don't want other people to know about the icon_moneyeyes.gif

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  • NetworkGodNetworkGod Posts: 236Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    that's it, i'm moving to England! icon_eek.gif icon_lol.gif
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  • wildfirewildfire Posts: 654Member
    Don't get to excited guys, yes there is a definate demand for Cisco pros, but passing the CCNA isn't going to land the cat with the cream, experience is the key more than anything, to many companies have been burnt, often the CCNA level jobs will want 2 years + XP before they will consider you, and the CCNP level 3 years.
    If you use the same website and click CCNP and contrack you will see the demand is at 10% however 9.9% of that demand is in London, there been a topic about the cost of living in London, and how its the most expensive city in the world.
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  • malcyboodmalcybood Posts: 900Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    wildfire wrote:
    Don't get to excited guys, yes there is a definate demand for Cisco pros, but passing the CCNA isn't going to land the cat with the cream, experience is the key more than anything, to many companies have been burnt, often the CCNA level jobs will want 2 years + XP before they will consider you, and the CCNP level 3 years.
    If you use the same website and click CCNP and contrack you will see the demand is at 10% however 9.9% of that demand is in London, there been a topic about the cost of living in London, and how its the most expensive city in the world.

    I see what you are saying, but the thread was not posted to say "get a CCNA and you will earn £35k + per year", it was mearly to highlight the demand for CCNA professionals and to motivate people (Even I need a little motivation to sit and read about access lists and frame relay in my spare time!).

    Alot of people who pursue the CCNA are working in the industry already and are looking to take the next step in their career.

    In regard to salaries they are average for the UK NOT just London! The average salary for an entry level CCNA engineer UK wide would probably come in at around £22 - £26K raising to early £30k's after 2 or 3 years experience is gained depending on your location/employer/desire to progress to CCNP etc.
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