The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 61 77 45
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 49 29 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.15% 2.33% 4.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.30% 2.45% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 47 29 26
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Network Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1139 1182 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.44% 94.86% 98.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1016 1047 656
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Network Engineer Salary Trend in Kent

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Network Engineer Salary Histogram in Kent

Network Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +22 20 £45,000 +38.46%
Faversham - 4 £35,000 -
Sevenoaks +2 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Dartford -13 2 £47,500 +11.76% 1
West Malling -2 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 64 (96.97%) Cisco
2 50 (75.76%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (74.24%) Firewall
4 48 (72.73%) CCNP
5 36 (54.55%) WAN
6 32 (48.48%) CheckPoint
7 27 (40.91%) CCNA
8 26 (39.39%) F5
9 24 (36.36%) LAN
9 24 (36.36%) MPLS
10 22 (33.33%) Juniper
11 19 (28.79%) Network Monitoring
12 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
13 17 (25.76%) Windows
13 17 (25.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 17 (25.76%) VLAN
14 14 (21.21%) Linux
15 13 (19.70%) VPN
15 13 (19.70%) Finance
15 13 (19.70%) Wireless
15 13 (19.70%) Blue Coat
16 12 (18.18%) DNS
16 12 (18.18%) VoIP
17 11 (16.67%) DHCP
17 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
17 11 (16.67%) Windows 7
18 10 (15.15%) SonicWALL
18 10 (15.15%) Network Security
18 10 (15.15%) MS Office
18 10 (15.15%) BGP

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 7 (10.61%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.15%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (74.24%) Firewall
2 36 (54.55%) WAN
3 24 (36.36%) LAN
3 24 (36.36%) MPLS
4 17 (25.76%) VLAN
4 17 (25.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 13 (19.70%) Wireless
5 13 (19.70%) VPN
6 12 (18.18%) DNS
6 12 (18.18%) VoIP
7 11 (16.67%) DHCP
8 10 (15.15%) BGP
8 10 (15.15%) Network Security
9 9 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (9.09%) OSPF
10 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
11 5 (7.58%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (6.06%) IP Telephony
12 4 (6.06%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Legal
2 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Open Source
2 4 (6.06%) iPad
2 4 (6.06%) iPhone
3 3 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.76%) Windows
2 14 (21.21%) Linux
3 11 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.58%) Windows 8
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.06%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 6 (9.09%) Migration
3 4 (6.06%) Network Architecture
4 2 (3.03%) Network Management
4 2 (3.03%) Information Security
4 2 (3.03%) ITIL
4 2 (3.03%) Change Management
4 2 (3.03%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.52%) CRM
5 1 (1.52%) Network Design
5 1 (1.52%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.52%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (75.76%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (72.73%) CCNP
3 27 (40.91%) CCNA
4 9 (13.64%) CCIE
5 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (9.09%) CCSE
5 6 (9.09%) JNCIS
5 6 (9.09%) MCSE
5 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.58%) CCSP
7 2 (3.03%) CCIP
8 1 (1.52%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.52%) CCDP
8 1 (1.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) Active Directory
1 7 (10.61%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.03%) XenApp
2 2 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 64 (96.97%) Cisco
2 32 (48.48%) CheckPoint
3 26 (39.39%) F5
4 22 (33.33%) Juniper
5 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 13 (19.70%) Blue Coat
7 10 (15.15%) SonicWALL
8 8 (12.12%) Riverbed
8 8 (12.12%) Websense
9 6 (9.09%) McAfee
9 6 (9.09%) Aruba
10 5 (7.58%) Lumension
10 5 (7.58%) Avaya
11 4 (6.06%) Apple
11 4 (6.06%) HP
11 4 (6.06%) Brocade
11 4 (6.06%) LogLogic
11 4 (6.06%) Tufin
11 4 (6.06%) TippingPoint
11 4 (6.06%) AirMagnet