The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 42 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 11 22 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.90% 7.72% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.01% 7.75% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5 20 7
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,000 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £35,000 £47,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Network Engineer
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
274 284 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 97.16% 99.65% 97.88%
Number of salaries quoted 241 256 270
Average salary £42,500 £41,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.79% -7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Bedford region.

Network Engineer Salary Trend in Bedford

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Engineer in their job title.

1 23 (100.00%) CCNP
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco Nexus
3 19 (82.61%) Data Centre
3 19 (82.61%) LAN
3 19 (82.61%) WAN
4 18 (78.26%) Load Balancing
5 14 (60.87%) Network Security
6 13 (56.52%) Cisco
6 13 (56.52%) Wireless
6 13 (56.52%) CCDP
7 10 (43.48%) CheckPoint
7 10 (43.48%) CCSE
8 9 (39.13%) VLAN
8 9 (39.13%) Riverbed
8 9 (39.13%) SolarWinds
8 9 (39.13%) VPN
8 9 (39.13%) CCSA
8 9 (39.13%) F5
8 9 (39.13%) WAN Optimisation
9 6 (26.09%) Spanning Tree
9 6 (26.09%) OSPF
9 6 (26.09%) BGP
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (26.09%) Firewall
10 4 (17.39%) VMware
10 4 (17.39%) Wireshark
10 4 (17.39%) Network Design
10 4 (17.39%) Sourcefire
10 4 (17.39%) IronPort

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco Nexus
2 19 (82.61%) LAN
2 19 (82.61%) WAN
3 14 (60.87%) Network Security
4 13 (56.52%) Wireless
5 9 (39.13%) VLAN
5 9 (39.13%) VPN
6 6 (26.09%) OSPF
6 6 (26.09%) BGP
6 6 (26.09%) Firewall
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (26.09%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (17.39%) tcpdump
7 4 (17.39%) Wireshark
7 4 (17.39%) 802.11
7 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
7 4 (17.39%) VoIP
8 2 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 19 (82.61%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Load Balancing
2 9 (39.13%) WAN Optimisation
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (17.39%) Network Design
3 4 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (17.39%) Network Management
3 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) CCNP
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (56.52%) CCDP
3 10 (43.48%) CCSE
4 9 (39.13%) CCSA
5 4 (17.39%) CCDA
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) CheckPoint
3 9 (39.13%) Riverbed
3 9 (39.13%) SolarWinds
3 9 (39.13%) F5
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Sourcefire
4 4 (17.39%) IronPort