With the rapid growth in the information technology and computer industry, there is high demand for CCIE skilled personnel in India. CCIE salary in India is the most lucrative in the field of computer and Internet networking industry. The certification is offered to experienced engineers in this field. This certification, achieved by very few, can take an individual to the top of the career ladder.

  • During the period of recession, only the CCIE certified professionals enjoyed a tension-free environment in comparison to the unemployment and downsizing ratio across the world.
  • According to a survey conducted in the year 2011 by ITCareerspay, there are only 25,000 professionals in the world holding the CCIE certification.

Statistics for CCIE Certified Employment in India

  • The percentage of female CCIE certified employees in India is 4.
  • The percentage of male CCIE certified employees in India is 96.
  • The average annual salary range for male CCIE certified employees in India – INR 3,09,479 to INR 10,27,883
  • The average annual salary range for female CCIE certified employees in India – INR 10,80,416 to INR 23,58,324

Salary Range for Employees with a CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) Certification in Companies

Cisco Systems (India) Private Limited
Designation Salary Range
CCIE certified Employee INR 3,64,923 – INR 29,58,977
HCL Technologies Limited
CCIE certified Employee INR 3,60,000 – INR 13,75,689
Cisco Systems Inc.
CCIE certified Employee INR 3,64,923 – Rs 29,58,977
Tata Communications Limited
CCIE certified Employee INR 3,25,000 – INR 14,25,000
Wipro Technologies Ltd.
CCIE certified Employee INR 3,93,054- INR 12,71,706
British Telecom
CCIE certified Employee INR 11,50,000 (approx)
Orange Business Services
CCIE certified Employee INR 12,91,950 (approx)
CCIE certified Employee INR 4,00,000 (approx)
CCIE certified Employee INR 15,00,000 (approx)
Dimension Data
CCIE certified Employee INR 16,00,000 (approx)
CCIE certified Employee INR 12,00,000 (approx)
CCIE certified Employee INR 9,00,000 (approx)
Hewlett-Packard Company
CCIE certified Employee INR 15,00,000 (approx)
Slash Support India Pvt Ltd.
CCIE certified Employee INR 13,00,000 (approx)
Fidelity National Information Services (fnis)
CCIE certified Employee INR 12,00,000 (approx)
Velocis Systems Pvt. Ltd.
CCIE certified Employee INR 8,00,000 (approx)
Aricent Inc
CCIE certified Employee INR 7,00,000 (approx)
Virtela Communications Inc.
CCIE certified Employee INR 6,00,000 (approx)
Mindtree Consulting
CCIE certified Employee INR 5,00,000 (approx)
L & T Infotech Ltd.
CCIE certified Employee INR 4,00,000 (approx)


Popular Job Designations for CCIE Certified Employees

The most popular job designations for CCIE certified employees are listed below:

    • Network Engineer


  • Sr. Network Engineer



  • Security Consultant (Computing /Information Technology/Networking)



  • Network Administrator (IT)



  • Systems Engineer (Computer Networking/IT)



  • Network Security Engineer



  • Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking/IT)




Median Salary Range as per Designations for a CCIE Certified Employee

Designation Median Salary Range Network engineer INR 1,12,200 – INR 8,10,524 Sr. Network engineer INR 2,72,226 – INR 18,21,782 Network Administrator (IT) INR 1,99,665 – INR 11,12,854 Network Security engineer INR 2,32,699 – INR 21,63,882 Security Consultant (Information Technology/Networking/ Computing) INR 2,93,614 – INR 15,35,989 Network Architecture INR 16,00,000 (approx) Network Specialist INR 7,00,000 (approx) Technical Matter Subject Expert INR 13,48,148 (approx)

Cities that offer the highest salaries to CCIE Certified Employees in India

    • Bangalore, Karnataka


  • Mumbai, Maharashtra



  • New Delhi, Delhi



  • Pune, Maharashtra



  • Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu




Median Salary Range for CCIE Certified Employees as per cities in India

City Salary Range
Bangalore INR 2,15,222 – INR 19,18,101
New Delhi INR 2,53,419 – INR 27,61,712
Mumbai INR 1,96,672 – INR 15,70,368
Pune INR 2,14,551 – INR 13,89,256
Chennai INR 8,00,000 (approx)
Gurgaon INR 7,00,000 (approx)

Median Salary for CCIE Certified Employees as per states in India

State Salary Range
Haryana INR 7,00,000 (approx)
Andhra Pradesh INR 7,00,000 (approx)
Uttar Pradesh INR 4,00,000 (approx)

Growth Opportunity for CCIE Certified Employee

A CCIE certified employee gets a senior level designation in the top-rated companies in India. CCIE certified professionals are in high demand both in India as well as abroad. CCIE salary in India for a fresher starts from INR 2 lakhs to INR 8 lakhs per annum, varying from one company to the other. Experienced CCIE certified professionals draw up to INR 30 lakhs per annum. In the US, the average pay scale for a CCIE certified employee is $100,000.

Academic Qualifications required for a CCIE Certified Job

Candidates after completion of B.E. or B.Tech degree can opt to take a course in CCIE. Candidates completing bachelor’s course in general stream are also considered eligible, subject to eligibility in other criteria. After completion of the course, candidates need to qualify in a written examination of 3 hours duration, followed by a lab examination of 8 hours duration. As of now, the lab examination is conducted in selected locations. In India, the CCIE Security and Routing and Switching lab examinations are conducted in Bangalore. For other certifications like CCIE Voice, CCIE Wireless or CCIE Service Provider, candidates need to travel to the US or UK.

Brief Overview of CCIE Certification

CCIE or Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert is the highest degree of expertise certification offered in the field of Internet networking and computer since its launch in the year 1993. This certification is offered by the largest networking equipment manufacturer in the world; Cisco Systems. This certification is also compared to doctorate degree in the computer and Internet networking field. This certification is one of the toughest and most challenging exams. The individuals at senior levels need to build, design, maintain, implement and troubleshoot complicated networking infrastructures of the enterprise.
CCIE certification consists of seven track courses of specialization. These are given below:

  • CCIE Security
  • CCIE Routing and Switching
  • CCIE Service Provider
  • CCIE Voice
  • CCIE Designing
  • CCIE Wireless
  • CCIE Storage Networking