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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 181 211 170
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 75 41 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 0.55% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.58% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 63 33 61
Average salary £38,500 £34,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.59% -11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,200 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £45,000 £55,000
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
6543 7047 6541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.53% 94.79% 94.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5441 5726 5635
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
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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
Cheshire +29 42 £40,000 +8.84% 2
Manchester +9 23 £37,000 +23.33% 7
Cumbria -8 5 £25,000 -41.17%
Lancashire +6 3 £25,000 - 1
Merseyside +5 1 £70,000 +27.27%
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 101 (72.14%) Cisco
2 96 (68.57%) Cisco Certification
3 82 (58.57%) Firewall
4 69 (49.29%) LAN
5 64 (45.71%) CCNP
6 58 (41.43%) CCNA
6 58 (41.43%) DNS
7 55 (39.29%) WAN
8 50 (35.71%) DHCP
8 50 (35.71%) Network Security
9 47 (33.57%) TCP/IP
10 40 (28.57%) Juniper
11 39 (27.86%) Windows
12 36 (25.71%) Microsoft
13 34 (24.29%) OSPF
14 33 (23.57%) MPLS
15 32 (22.86%) BGP
15 32 (22.86%) SSL
15 32 (22.86%) Cisco Nexus
16 28 (20.00%) VLAN
16 28 (20.00%) VPN
16 28 (20.00%) Wireless
17 26 (18.57%) Data Centre
17 26 (18.57%) VoIP
17 26 (18.57%) CCIE
18 25 (17.86%) iSCSI
19 24 (17.14%) Load Balancing
20 22 (15.71%) Cisco ASA
21 20 (14.29%) HTTP
22 19 (13.57%) CheckPoint

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.14%) IIS
3 3 (2.14%) Apache
4 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.71%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 82 (58.57%) Firewall
2 69 (49.29%) LAN
3 58 (41.43%) DNS
4 55 (39.29%) WAN
5 50 (35.71%) DHCP
5 50 (35.71%) Network Security
6 47 (33.57%) TCP/IP
7 34 (24.29%) OSPF
8 33 (23.57%) MPLS
9 32 (22.86%) BGP
9 32 (22.86%) SSL
9 32 (22.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 28 (20.00%) VLAN
10 28 (20.00%) VPN
10 28 (20.00%) Wireless
11 26 (18.57%) VoIP
12 25 (17.86%) iSCSI
13 22 (15.71%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (14.29%) HTTP
15 18 (12.86%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.43%) MySQL
1 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (10.71%) Finance
2 14 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.14%) Advertising
4 3 (2.14%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.43%) Games
5 2 (1.43%) Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.57%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.43%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.57%) Life Science
5 4 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.14%) RMADS
7 2 (1.43%) iPhone
7 2 (1.43%) iPad
7 2 (1.43%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.43%) IPTV
7 2 (1.43%) Photography
7 2 (1.43%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 39 (27.86%) Windows
2 15 (10.71%) Linux
3 10 (7.14%) UNIX
4 9 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.14%) Solaris
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.14%) Load Balancing
2 19 (13.57%) Network Design
3 16 (11.43%) ITIL
3 16 (11.43%) E-Commerce
4 14 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 12 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (7.86%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (7.86%) Time Management
6 11 (7.86%) Cash Management
7 10 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
7 10 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (5.71%) Service Continuity Management
8 8 (5.71%) Mentoring
8 8 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (5.71%) Security Patching
9 7 (5.00%) Network Architecture
9 7 (5.00%) Network Management
9 7 (5.00%) Change Management
10 6 (4.29%) Migration
10 6 (4.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 96 (68.57%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (45.71%) CCNP
3 58 (41.43%) CCNA
4 26 (18.57%) CCIE
5 17 (12.14%) Security Cleared
6 16 (11.43%) Degree
7 15 (10.71%) CISSP
8 9 (6.43%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.29%) MCDST
9 6 (4.29%) CCENT
9 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.86%) A+ Certification
10 4 (2.86%) CEH
11 3 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.14%) CCSA
11 3 (2.14%) CCSE
11 3 (2.14%) CCSP
12 2 (1.43%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.29%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.14%) ISA Server
2 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) OpenView
1 2 (1.43%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.43%) FortiGate
1 2 (1.43%) Cisco LMS
2 1 (0.71%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 101 (72.14%) Cisco
2 40 (28.57%) Juniper
3 36 (25.71%) Microsoft
4 19 (13.57%) CheckPoint
5 17 (12.14%) F5
6 16 (11.43%) HP
6 16 (11.43%) Citrix
7 15 (10.71%) Blue Coat
8 10 (7.14%) Riverbed
9 7 (5.00%) VMware
10 6 (4.29%) Rackspace
11 4 (2.86%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.86%) Aruba
11 4 (2.86%) Apple
12 3 (2.14%) Websense
13 2 (1.43%) BT
13 2 (1.43%) Nokia
13 2 (1.43%) Dell
13 2 (1.43%) SonicWALL
14 1 (0.71%) ProCurve
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