The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 70 99 75
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 56 29 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.57% 1.36% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 1.45% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 50 26 34
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Network Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2054 2001 1586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.31% 93.59% 93.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1740 1789 1341
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Network Engineer Salary Trend in Birmingham

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Network Engineer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 80 (95.24%) Cisco
2 73 (86.90%) Firewall
3 57 (67.86%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 49 (58.33%) CCNP
5 46 (54.76%) WAN
6 45 (53.57%) CCNA
7 41 (48.81%) LAN
8 36 (42.86%) Network Management
9 34 (40.48%) MPLS
10 30 (35.71%) OSPF
11 29 (34.52%) HP
12 28 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
13 21 (25.00%) Network Security
14 20 (23.81%) TCP/IP
15 18 (21.43%) VPN
15 18 (21.43%) Windows
16 17 (20.24%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (19.05%) BGP
18 14 (16.67%) IPsec
18 14 (16.67%) IP Telephony
19 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
19 13 (15.48%) EIGRP
20 11 (13.10%) Juniper
20 11 (13.10%) Active Directory
20 11 (13.10%) CCSE
20 11 (13.10%) VMware
20 11 (13.10%) CCSA
20 11 (13.10%) Cisco Nexus
21 10 (11.90%) Wireless

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (4.76%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 73 (86.90%) Firewall
2 46 (54.76%) WAN
3 41 (48.81%) LAN
4 34 (40.48%) MPLS
5 30 (35.71%) OSPF
6 21 (25.00%) Network Security
7 20 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 18 (21.43%) VPN
9 17 (20.24%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (19.05%) BGP
11 14 (16.67%) IPsec
11 14 (16.67%) IP Telephony
12 13 (15.48%) EIGRP
13 11 (13.10%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (11.90%) Wireless
14 10 (11.90%) DNS
14 10 (11.90%) VPLS
15 9 (10.71%) SAN
16 8 (9.52%) VoIP
16 8 (9.52%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
1 10 (11.90%) Legal
2 4 (4.76%) Back Office
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Statistics
2 4 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.38%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.43%) Windows
2 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.86%) Network Management
2 28 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (7.14%) Change Management
6 5 (5.95%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.95%) Fault Management
7 4 (4.76%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.76%) ITIL
8 2 (2.38%) Project Management
8 2 (2.38%) Network Design
8 2 (2.38%) Time Management
9 1 (1.19%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.19%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (67.86%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (58.33%) CCNP
3 45 (53.57%) CCNA
4 11 (13.10%) CCSA
4 11 (13.10%) CCSE
5 7 (8.33%) CCIP
6 6 (7.14%) CCIE
7 5 (5.95%) MCSE
7 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.57%) MCITP
8 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.38%) Degree
9 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.19%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.19%) CISM
10 1 (1.19%) CCDP
10 1 (1.19%) CISSP
10 1 (1.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.95%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.76%) XenApp
4 4 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.57%) VMware Server
5 3 (3.57%) XenServer
6 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.19%) vSphere
6 1 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Netcool
2 1 (1.19%) Nagios
2 1 (1.19%) SCCM
2 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 80 (95.24%) Cisco
2 49 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 29 (34.52%) HP
4 11 (13.10%) Juniper
4 11 (13.10%) VMware
5 7 (8.33%) NetApp
5 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.95%) Citrix
6 5 (5.95%) SonicWALL
7 4 (4.76%) Nortel
8 3 (3.57%) F5
8 3 (3.57%) WatchGuard
9 2 (2.38%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.38%) Avaya
10 1 (1.19%) Dell
10 1 (1.19%) Kaseya
10 1 (1.19%) Aruba
10 1 (1.19%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.19%) McAfee
10 1 (1.19%) Meru Networks
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