Average CCNA Salary

The CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) qualification is a great way to prove a level of competence of installing, configuring, operating and troubleshooting routers and other networks.

CCNA jobs

The CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) qualification is a great way to prove a level of competence of installing, configuring, operating and troubleshooting routers and other networksEngineer, Network Administrator and Systems Engineer.

CCNA Salary expectations

Demand for CCNA professionals has risen sharply since July 2011, which has had a positive effect on the salaries that those with the CCNA qualification can expect. Currently the average CCNA salary is around £38,000 which represents a 5.55% increase on the same period last year. If you are just starting out with a CCNA qualification and little experience it is likely that your entry level salary will be more like £27,500, however for those with more practical experience alongside their CCNA qualifications, salary expectation levels can rise to around £52,500.

Top locations to optimise your CCNA salary

As with most skills and professions, the highest CCNA salaries are found in London, however other key locations for top CCNA salary expectations include Surrey, Berkshire, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

Ways to boost your CCNA salary

CCNA is the Associate level qualification offered by Cisco. A great way to boost your CCNA salary is to look in to further Cisco training such as the professional level CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) or the expert level CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) or CCDE (Cisco Certified Design Expert). Below is a quick breakdown of the Cisco qualifications and paths.

Certification Paths Associate Level Professional Level Expert Level
Routing & Switching CCNA CCNP CCIE Routing & Switching
Design CCNA & CCDA CCDP CCDE
Security CCNA Security CCNP Security CCIE Security
Storage Networking CCNA CCNP CCIE Storage Networking
Voice CNNA Voice CCNP Voice CCIE Voice
Wireless CCNA Wireless CCNP Wireless CCIE Wireless

The next step in your career will of course depend on the “path” you have chosen and where your interests and experience lie, however, by moving on to the professional or even expert levels of Cisco Certification can help boost your salary expectations.

Those with CCNP qualifications can expect an average salary of around £45,000 and with Expert level qualifications you could expect your salary to rise to an average of around £50,750.