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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 180 161 175
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 51 100 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 1.42% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.47% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 41 79 65
Average salary £40,375 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.66% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,300 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
5353 6787 6388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.12% 96.58% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4488 5731 5335
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,001 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +3 39 £41,438 +10.50% 7
Cheshire +6 6 £42,500 +0.59% 1
Merseyside -6 4 £36,500 +28.07% 1
Lancashire +3 1 £37,500 +17.18%
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 95 (87.16%) Cisco
2 82 (75.23%) Cisco Certification
3 77 (70.64%) LAN
4 62 (56.88%) CCNP
5 58 (53.21%) Firewall
6 52 (47.71%) TCP/IP
7 49 (44.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 47 (43.12%) Network Security
8 47 (43.12%) OSPF
9 46 (42.20%) BGP
10 43 (39.45%) Load Balancing
11 40 (36.70%) DNS
12 38 (34.86%) SSL
12 38 (34.86%) VLAN
13 37 (33.94%) CCNA
13 37 (33.94%) CCIE
14 36 (33.03%) DHCP
15 34 (31.19%) WAN
16 32 (29.36%) Wireless
17 30 (27.52%) iSCSI
18 29 (26.61%) Fibre Channel
18 29 (26.61%) HTTP
18 29 (26.61%) Citrix
19 28 (25.69%) VPN
19 28 (25.69%) E-Commerce
19 28 (25.69%) FCoE
19 28 (25.69%) Hybrid Cloud
20 27 (24.77%) SolarWinds
21 26 (23.85%) ITIL
22 24 (22.02%) MPLS

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (9.17%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.34%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (6.42%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (6.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.59%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.59%) Office 365
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.92%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 77 (70.64%) LAN
2 58 (53.21%) Firewall
3 52 (47.71%) TCP/IP
4 49 (44.95%) Cisco Nexus
5 47 (43.12%) Network Security
5 47 (43.12%) OSPF
6 46 (42.20%) BGP
7 40 (36.70%) DNS
8 38 (34.86%) SSL
8 38 (34.86%) VLAN
9 36 (33.03%) DHCP
10 34 (31.19%) WAN
11 32 (29.36%) Wireless
12 30 (27.52%) iSCSI
13 29 (26.61%) Fibre Channel
13 29 (26.61%) HTTP
14 28 (25.69%) FCoE
14 28 (25.69%) VPN
15 24 (22.02%) MPLS
16 20 (18.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (17.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.42%) Back Office
3 2 (1.83%) Legal
3 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.92%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 13 (11.93%) Data Centre
3 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.83%) Life Science
5 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.92%) Replication
5 1 (0.92%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.18%) Windows
2 20 (18.35%) Linux
3 10 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.34%) CentOS
4 8 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.34%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.42%) AIX
6 6 (5.50%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.59%) Unix
7 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.59%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.83%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.45%) Load Balancing
2 28 (25.69%) E-Commerce
3 26 (23.85%) ITIL
4 16 (14.68%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (13.76%) Network Management
6 11 (10.09%) Network Design
7 10 (9.17%) High Availability
8 7 (6.42%) ITIL V2
8 7 (6.42%) Patch Management
8 7 (6.42%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 6 (5.50%) Migration
9 6 (5.50%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (3.67%) Security Patching
11 4 (3.67%) Service Continuity Management
12 3 (2.75%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (2.75%) Mentoring
12 3 (2.75%) Service Delivery
12 3 (2.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.42%) SQL
2 1 (0.92%) C#
2 1 (0.92%) C++
2 1 (0.92%) VC++
Qualifications
1 82 (75.23%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (56.88%) CCNP
3 37 (33.94%) CCIE
3 37 (33.94%) CCNA
4 14 (12.84%) Degree
5 8 (7.34%) A+ Certification
5 8 (7.34%) MCSE
5 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (6.42%) CCSE
6 7 (6.42%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (6.42%) CISSP
6 7 (6.42%) CompTIA Security+
6 7 (6.42%) HP ASE
6 7 (6.42%) MCITP
6 7 (6.42%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (6.42%) RHCE
6 7 (6.42%) Security+ Certification
7 5 (4.59%) CCSA
7 5 (4.59%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.17%) Active Directory
1 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.34%) vSphere
3 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) Backup Exec
1 7 (6.42%) CiscoWorks
1 7 (6.42%) HP SIM
1 7 (6.42%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (6.42%) WSUS
2 5 (4.59%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.59%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (3.67%) Cacti
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 95 (87.16%) Cisco
2 29 (26.61%) Citrix
3 27 (24.77%) SolarWinds
4 20 (18.35%) Microsoft
5 19 (17.43%) F5
6 17 (15.60%) CheckPoint
6 17 (15.60%) Juniper
7 11 (10.09%) HP
7 11 (10.09%) VMware
8 8 (7.34%) Dell
8 8 (7.34%) Red Hat
9 7 (6.42%) GFI Software
9 7 (6.42%) IBM
9 7 (6.42%) ProCurve
9 7 (6.42%) Sophos
9 7 (6.42%) Symantec
10 5 (4.59%) Palo Alto
11 4 (3.67%) Brocade
11 4 (3.67%) BT
12 2 (1.83%) NetScout
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