The table below looks at the statistics for the Switch Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Switch Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Switch Engineer
Rank 413 467 462
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Switch Engineer 35 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.070% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.072% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 35 14 12
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,600 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,250 £49,950
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +28.57%
Switch 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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18695 20824 22782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.78% 96.96% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 15910 16682 18189
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Switch Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Switch Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Switch Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Switch Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Switch Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Switch Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Switch Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Switch Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Switch Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Berkshire +19 18 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Surrey +11 15 £30,000 -42.85% 1
Middlesex - 1 £38,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Switch Engineer
England

Switch Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Switch 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 Switch Engineer in their job title.

1 51 (91.07%) Cisco
2 46 (82.14%) Juniper
3 42 (75.00%) OSPF
4 40 (71.43%) TCP/IP
5 37 (66.07%) Firewall
6 35 (62.50%) MPLS
7 31 (55.36%) BGP
8 29 (51.79%) VPN
9 27 (48.21%) F5
10 25 (44.64%) CheckPoint
11 22 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (37.50%) CCNA
13 19 (33.93%) WAN
14 18 (32.14%) DNS
14 18 (32.14%) Telecoms
14 18 (32.14%) EIGRP
15 17 (30.36%) Linux
15 17 (30.36%) VLAN
16 16 (28.57%) Wireless
17 15 (26.79%) Manufacturing
17 15 (26.79%) RIP
17 15 (26.79%) CCNP
18 14 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
18 14 (25.00%) BIG-IP
19 13 (23.21%) Palo Alto
19 13 (23.21%) Continuous Improvement
19 13 (23.21%) SSL
20 11 (19.64%) DSL
20 11 (19.64%) VRRP
20 11 (19.64%) HSRP

Switch Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Switch 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 Switch Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) Apache
1 1 (1.79%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 42 (75.00%) OSPF
2 40 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 37 (66.07%) Firewall
4 35 (62.50%) MPLS
5 31 (55.36%) BGP
6 29 (51.79%) VPN
7 19 (33.93%) WAN
8 18 (32.14%) DNS
8 18 (32.14%) EIGRP
9 17 (30.36%) VLAN
10 16 (28.57%) Wireless
11 15 (26.79%) RIP
12 14 (25.00%) BIG-IP
12 14 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (23.21%) SSL
14 11 (19.64%) DSL
14 11 (19.64%) HSRP
14 11 (19.64%) Multicast
14 11 (19.64%) VRRP
15 9 (16.07%) SNMP
General
1 18 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 15 (26.79%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.14%) Electronics
3 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 4 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) French Language
4 1 (1.79%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) Unreal Engine
1 4 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.14%) PKI
1 4 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.79%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (7.14%) Network Architecture
2 4 (7.14%) Network Management
2 4 (7.14%) Programme Management
2 4 (7.14%) Security Management
3 3 (5.36%) Project Management
4 1 (1.79%) Data Protection
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL
4 1 (1.79%) Network Design
4 1 (1.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) C
2 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.79%) C++
2 1 (1.79%) Java
2 1 (1.79%) Perl
2 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (37.50%) CCNA
3 15 (26.79%) CCNP
4 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) JNCIA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Nagios
2 2 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.79%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 51 (91.07%) Cisco
2 46 (82.14%) Juniper
3 27 (48.21%) F5
4 25 (44.64%) CheckPoint
5 13 (23.21%) Palo Alto
6 11 (19.64%) Blue Coat
6 11 (19.64%) Brocade
7 6 (10.71%) VMware
8 4 (7.14%) HP
8 4 (7.14%) NETGEAR
8 4 (7.14%) SAP
9 3 (5.36%) Dell
10 2 (3.57%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.79%) IBM
11 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds
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