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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 180 154 231
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +77
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 70 92 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 1.35% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.42% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 55 81 26
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £30,500 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £51,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
6950 6476 7701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.35% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5973 5486 6807
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
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 19 December 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 19 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
Manchester -15 34 £37,500 -13.29% 11
Cheshire -18 25 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Lancashire +2 9 £31,750 -0.78% 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 86 (72.27%) Cisco
2 84 (70.59%) Firewall
3 80 (67.23%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (47.90%) CCNA
5 54 (45.38%) CCNP
6 47 (39.50%) Juniper
7 41 (34.45%) LAN
7 41 (34.45%) WAN
8 32 (26.89%) Network Security
9 29 (24.37%) MPLS
10 28 (23.53%) OSPF
11 26 (21.85%) Wireless
12 25 (21.01%) BGP
12 25 (21.01%) Linux
13 24 (20.17%) CheckPoint
14 23 (19.33%) VPN
15 21 (17.65%) Windows
15 21 (17.65%) TCP/IP
16 19 (15.97%) SC Cleared
16 19 (15.97%) Security Cleared
17 17 (14.29%) DNS
17 17 (14.29%) Fortinet
18 16 (13.45%) MS Exchange
19 15 (12.61%) Active Directory
19 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
20 14 (11.76%) VMware
21 13 (10.92%) SLA
22 12 (10.08%) Change Management
23 11 (9.24%) ITIL
23 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (13.45%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.36%) CMS
4 2 (1.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.84%) IIS
5 1 (0.84%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.84%) Moodle
5 1 (0.84%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 84 (70.59%) Firewall
2 41 (34.45%) LAN
2 41 (34.45%) WAN
3 32 (26.89%) Network Security
4 29 (24.37%) MPLS
5 28 (23.53%) OSPF
6 26 (21.85%) Wireless
7 25 (21.01%) BGP
8 23 (19.33%) VPN
9 21 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 17 (14.29%) DNS
11 11 (9.24%) Junos
12 10 (8.40%) DHCP
13 9 (7.56%) SAN
13 9 (7.56%) HSRP
13 9 (7.56%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (7.56%) FirePass
14 8 (6.72%) VLAN
14 8 (6.72%) Internet
14 8 (6.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.84%) MySQL
1 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (5.88%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.36%) Banking
4 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.84%) HTML
1 1 (0.84%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.20%) Replication
3 4 (3.36%) SecurID
4 3 (2.52%) Clustering
5 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.68%) PKI
6 1 (0.84%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.84%) Life Science
6 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.84%) Open Source
6 1 (0.84%) Xbox
6 1 (0.84%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.01%) Linux
2 21 (17.65%) Windows
3 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.88%) UNIX
6 5 (4.20%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.68%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.84%) HPUX
9 1 (0.84%) Solaris
9 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.08%) Change Management
2 11 (9.24%) ITIL
3 8 (6.72%) Project Management
3 8 (6.72%) Network Management
4 6 (5.04%) Change Control
4 6 (5.04%) E-Commerce
5 5 (4.20%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (4.20%) Mentoring
6 4 (3.36%) SIEM
6 4 (3.36%) Migration
6 4 (3.36%) Network Design
7 3 (2.52%) Project Planning
7 3 (2.52%) Information Security
7 3 (2.52%) Password Management
7 3 (2.52%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.52%) Cyber Security
8 2 (1.68%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.68%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (1.68%) Load Balancing
8 2 (1.68%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.36%) SQL
2 2 (1.68%) PHP
3 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.84%) C
3 1 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 80 (67.23%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (47.90%) CCNA
3 54 (45.38%) CCNP
4 19 (15.97%) SC Cleared
4 19 (15.97%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.56%) Degree
6 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.20%) CISSP
7 4 (3.36%) CCDP
8 3 (2.52%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.52%) MCSE
9 2 (1.68%) MCP
9 2 (1.68%) CCIP
9 2 (1.68%) CCSA
9 2 (1.68%) CCSE
9 2 (1.68%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.68%) LPIC
9 2 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.84%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.92%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (12.61%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.24%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.68%) XenApp
6 1 (0.84%) UAG
6 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (7.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.84%) Nagios
2 1 (0.84%) WSUS
2 1 (0.84%) Cacti
Vendors
1 86 (72.27%) Cisco
2 47 (39.50%) Juniper
3 24 (20.17%) CheckPoint
4 17 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
6 14 (11.76%) VMware
7 10 (8.40%) F5
8 9 (7.56%) Citrix
9 6 (5.04%) HP
9 6 (5.04%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.20%) Aruba
11 4 (3.36%) Splunk
11 4 (3.36%) ArcSight
11 4 (3.36%) Dell
12 3 (2.52%) SonicWALL
12 3 (2.52%) ProCurve
13 2 (1.68%) Riverbed
13 2 (1.68%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.68%) Redback
13 2 (1.68%) NetApp
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