The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 186 159 208
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 70 92 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 1.33% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.40% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 55 83 35
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +31.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,200 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Network Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7018 6570 7213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.40% 94.83% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6017 5621 6321
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Network Engineer Salary Trend in the North West

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Network Engineer Salary Histogram in the North West

Network Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 November 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
Manchester -22 32 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Cheshire -15 24 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Lancashire 0 8 £31,250 -3.10% 3
Merseyside +13 3 £55,000 +64.17% 1
Cumbria - 1 £42,500 -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 75 (68.81%) Cisco
2 71 (65.14%) Firewall
3 69 (63.30%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (47.71%) CCNA
5 46 (42.20%) Juniper
6 43 (39.45%) CCNP
7 37 (33.94%) LAN
8 36 (33.03%) WAN
9 28 (25.69%) Network Security
10 26 (23.85%) Linux
11 25 (22.94%) CheckPoint
11 25 (22.94%) MPLS
12 24 (22.02%) OSPF
12 24 (22.02%) Wireless
13 23 (21.10%) VPN
14 22 (20.18%) Windows
15 19 (17.43%) TCP/IP
16 18 (16.51%) BGP
17 16 (14.68%) Change Management
17 16 (14.68%) VMware
17 16 (14.68%) DNS
17 16 (14.68%) Active Directory
17 16 (14.68%) MS Exchange
17 16 (14.68%) Fortinet
18 15 (13.76%) Security Cleared
19 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
20 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
20 13 (11.93%) Degree
21 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
21 12 (11.01%) Finance

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 16 (14.68%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.67%) CMS
4 2 (1.83%) Apache
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.92%) IIS
5 1 (0.92%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.92%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 71 (65.14%) Firewall
2 37 (33.94%) LAN
3 36 (33.03%) WAN
4 28 (25.69%) Network Security
5 25 (22.94%) MPLS
6 24 (22.02%) OSPF
6 24 (22.02%) Wireless
7 23 (21.10%) VPN
8 19 (17.43%) TCP/IP
9 18 (16.51%) BGP
10 16 (14.68%) DNS
11 11 (10.09%) SAN
12 10 (9.17%) Junos
13 9 (8.26%) Internet
13 9 (8.26%) Ethernet
14 8 (7.34%) DHCP
14 8 (7.34%) RIP
14 8 (7.34%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (7.34%) VLAN
14 8 (7.34%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) MySQL
1 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (11.01%) Finance
2 9 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.67%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.92%) HTML
1 1 (0.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.50%) SecurID
3 5 (4.59%) Replication
4 3 (2.75%) Clustering
4 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.92%) Xbox
6 1 (0.92%) VLE
6 1 (0.92%) PKI
6 1 (0.92%) Statistics
6 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.92%) Life Science
6 1 (0.92%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.85%) Linux
2 22 (20.18%) Windows
3 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.42%) UNIX
6 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.67%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.92%) HPUX
9 1 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.68%) Change Management
2 8 (7.34%) Project Management
2 8 (7.34%) ITIL
2 8 (7.34%) Network Management
3 6 (5.50%) E-Commerce
4 5 (4.59%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (3.67%) SIEM
5 4 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (3.67%) Migration
6 3 (2.75%) Information Security
6 3 (2.75%) Project Planning
6 3 (2.75%) Password Management
6 3 (2.75%) Cyber Security
6 3 (2.75%) Change Control
7 2 (1.83%) Network Design
7 2 (1.83%) Service Management
7 2 (1.83%) B2B
7 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.92%) Configuration Management
8 1 (0.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.67%) SQL
2 2 (1.83%) PHP
3 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.92%) C
3 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 69 (63.30%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (47.71%) CCNA
3 43 (39.45%) CCNP
4 15 (13.76%) Security Cleared
5 13 (11.93%) Degree
5 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.59%) CISSP
7 3 (2.75%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.75%) CCDP
7 3 (2.75%) MCSE
8 2 (1.83%) MCP
8 2 (1.83%) CCIP
8 2 (1.83%) CCSA
8 2 (1.83%) CCSE
8 2 (1.83%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.83%) LPIC
8 2 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.92%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (14.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.09%) Hyper-V
3 9 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.42%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.83%) XenApp
6 1 (0.92%) UAG
6 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.92%) Nagios
2 1 (0.92%) WSUS
2 1 (0.92%) Cacti
Vendors
1 75 (68.81%) Cisco
2 46 (42.20%) Juniper
3 25 (22.94%) CheckPoint
4 16 (14.68%) VMware
4 16 (14.68%) Fortinet
5 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.34%) Citrix
6 8 (7.34%) F5
7 7 (6.42%) Aruba
8 6 (5.50%) Dell
9 5 (4.59%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.67%) HP
10 4 (3.67%) Splunk
10 4 (3.67%) ArcSight
11 3 (2.75%) Exinda
11 3 (2.75%) SonicWALL
11 3 (2.75%) ProCurve
12 2 (1.83%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.83%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.83%) Redback
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