The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 161 197 169
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2080 1762 1864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 1.47% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 1.56% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1716 1510 1536
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,600 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the UK.

Network Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Engineer over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 within the UK.

Network Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
England +43 1956 £45,000 +12.50% 238
London +74 834 £50,000 +11.11% 86
South East +6 566 £45,000 +12.50% 49
City of London +37 233 £52,500 +10.52% 31
Berkshire -5 171 £45,000 +5.88% 17
East of England +9 141 £45,000 +21.62% 14
Hampshire -5 127 £48,000 +20.00% 14
Yorkshire -6 114 £45,000 +28.57% 23
South West +37 102 £39,250 +26.61% 26
Surrey +51 101 £45,000 +12.50% 10
West Yorkshire -3 89 £49,000 +40.00% 14
North West +19 86 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Reading -22 83 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Leeds +8 82 £49,000 +40.00% 12
Buckinghamshire +30 72 £47,500 +26.66% 3
West Midlands +19 72 £37,500 -3.84% 13
Manchester +19 59 £40,000 -11.11% 9
South Wales -4 54 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Wales -9 54 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Hertfordshire -21 49 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Milton Keynes +30 45 £45,000 +16.12% 2
East Midlands +40 43 £34,775 -8.48% 11
Kent -14 39 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Scotland +22 35 £40,000 - 3
Bristol +5 35 £48,750 +65.25% 5
Cardiff +18 34 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Birmingham +8 33 £39,250 -1.87% 5
Southampton -3 33 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Cambridgeshire +33 32 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Wiltshire +30 32 £39,000 +4.00% 13

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 3357 (80.95%) Cisco
2 2697 (65.03%) Cisco Certification
3 2488 (60.00%) Firewall
4 1941 (46.80%) CCNP
5 1534 (36.99%) WAN
6 1507 (36.34%) CCNA
7 1431 (34.51%) LAN
8 1150 (27.73%) CheckPoint
9 1138 (27.44%) BGP
10 1128 (27.20%) Juniper
11 1084 (26.14%) Cisco ASA
12 1001 (24.14%) VPN
13 993 (23.95%) MPLS
14 960 (23.15%) Network Security
15 925 (22.31%) OSPF
16 879 (21.20%) F5
17 853 (20.57%) TCP/IP
18 851 (20.52%) Wireless
19 775 (18.69%) Windows
20 655 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
21 608 (14.66%) VMware
22 597 (14.40%) Linux
23 590 (14.23%) VoIP
24 585 (14.11%) Finance
25 573 (13.82%) Microsoft
26 559 (13.48%) EIGRP
27 539 (13.00%) DNS
28 524 (12.64%) ITIL
29 477 (11.50%) Telecoms
30 462 (11.14%) VLAN

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 220 (5.31%) MS Exchange
2 81 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (1.78%) Lync
4 44 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 39 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 39 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 37 (0.89%) IIS
7 31 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (0.72%) Apache
9 20 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (0.29%) CMS
11 9 (0.22%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2000
12 7 (0.17%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.096%) JBoss
14 3 (0.072%) Moodle
14 3 (0.072%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.048%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.048%) Site Server
15 2 (0.048%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 346 (8.34%) MS Excel
2 121 (2.92%) MS Office
3 87 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.024%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
2 6 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.048%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 36 (0.87%) Office 365
2 32 (0.77%) IaaS
3 28 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.43%) SaaS
5 13 (0.31%) PaaS
6 11 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (0.22%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.096%) GitHub
9 3 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.048%) Yammer
10 2 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2488 (60.00%) Firewall
2 1534 (36.99%) WAN
3 1431 (34.51%) LAN
4 1138 (27.44%) BGP
5 1084 (26.14%) Cisco ASA
6 1001 (24.14%) VPN
7 993 (23.95%) MPLS
8 960 (23.15%) Network Security
9 925 (22.31%) OSPF
10 853 (20.57%) TCP/IP
11 851 (20.52%) Wireless
12 655 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 590 (14.23%) VoIP
14 559 (13.48%) EIGRP
15 539 (13.00%) DNS
16 462 (11.14%) VLAN
17 357 (8.61%) IPsec
18 343 (8.27%) SSL
19 338 (8.15%) Cisco IOS
20 326 (7.86%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 21 (0.51%) MySQL
3 18 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (0.27%) Data Mining
4 11 (0.27%) Oracle Database
5 8 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.14%) Big Data
7 4 (0.096%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.048%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.024%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.024%) DB2
9 1 (0.024%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.024%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.096%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (0.096%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.096%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.048%) Subversion
6 1 (0.024%) Git (software)
General
1 585 (14.11%) Finance
2 477 (11.50%) Telecoms
3 136 (3.28%) Banking
4 73 (1.76%) Law
5 57 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 47 (1.13%) Retail
7 41 (0.99%) Advertising
8 35 (0.84%) Marketing
9 34 (0.82%) Games
10 25 (0.60%) Legal
11 21 (0.51%) Multimedia
12 20 (0.48%) Electronics
13 19 (0.46%) Back Office
14 18 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 18 (0.43%) Investment Banking
15 12 (0.29%) Billing
16 10 (0.24%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.22%) French Language
18 7 (0.17%) Military
19 6 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (1.37%) CSS
2 26 (0.63%) Web Services
3 15 (0.36%) HTML
4 11 (0.27%) LAMP
5 10 (0.24%) SOAP
6 8 (0.19%) JSP
6 8 (0.19%) XMPP
7 6 (0.14%) .NET
7 6 (0.14%) Silverlight
8 4 (0.096%) Middleware
8 4 (0.096%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.072%) J2EE
9 3 (0.072%) ISPF
9 3 (0.072%) JMS
9 3 (0.072%) WAP
9 3 (0.072%) REST
9 3 (0.072%) WAMP
9 3 (0.072%) Ajax
10 1 (0.024%) FreeSWITCH
10 1 (0.024%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 214 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (2.39%) Computer Science
3 95 (2.29%) Hedge funds
4 75 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 65 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
6 56 (1.35%) Clustering
7 42 (1.01%) Open Source
8 38 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 34 (0.82%) Statistics
10 30 (0.72%) e-Health
11 26 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 25 (0.60%) Derivative
13 24 (0.58%) Replication
14 22 (0.53%) PKI
15 17 (0.41%) CESG
16 15 (0.36%) User Experience
17 12 (0.29%) Equities
18 11 (0.27%) IPTV
18 11 (0.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 11 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 775 (18.69%) Windows
2 597 (14.40%) Linux
3 221 (5.33%) UNIX
4 203 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 155 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 134 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 47 (1.13%) Windows XP
9 45 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 35 (0.84%) Solaris
11 32 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (0.72%) Ubuntu
13 26 (0.63%) CentOS
14 13 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (0.27%) Windows 2000
16 10 (0.24%) SUSE
16 10 (0.24%) Android
17 6 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.14%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (12.64%) ITIL
2 450 (10.85%) Network Design
3 418 (10.08%) Load Balancing
4 341 (8.22%) Network Monitoring
5 242 (5.84%) Network Management
6 216 (5.21%) Change Management
7 190 (4.58%) Incident Management
8 181 (4.36%) Project Management
9 152 (3.67%) Migration
10 143 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 139 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
12 136 (3.28%) Service Delivery
13 113 (2.72%) Network Architecture
14 112 (2.70%) Information Security
15 110 (2.65%) Change Control
16 109 (2.63%) Problem Management
17 107 (2.58%) Mentoring
18 92 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
19 85 (2.05%) Capacity Management
20 84 (2.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (4.15%) SQL
2 100 (2.41%) Perl
3 96 (2.31%) Python
4 73 (1.76%) PowerShell
5 39 (0.94%) Bash Shell
6 38 (0.92%) C
7 25 (0.60%) PHP
8 22 (0.53%) Shell Script
9 16 (0.39%) Ruby
10 13 (0.31%) Java
11 6 (0.14%) JCL
11 6 (0.14%) C++
12 5 (0.12%) Ada
13 4 (0.096%) Tcl
13 4 (0.096%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.096%) C#
14 2 (0.048%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.048%) VB
14 2 (0.048%) R
14 2 (0.048%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 2697 (65.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1941 (46.80%) CCNP
3 1507 (36.34%) CCNA
4 449 (10.83%) CCIE
5 362 (8.73%) Security Cleared
6 346 (8.34%) Degree
7 259 (6.25%) SC Cleared
8 202 (4.87%) CCSA
9 157 (3.79%) CCSE
10 146 (3.52%) CCDP
11 139 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 121 (2.92%) CISSP
13 119 (2.87%) CCSP
14 114 (2.75%) JNCIA
15 106 (2.56%) MCSE
16 97 (2.34%) JNCIS
17 95 (2.29%) CCDA
18 90 (2.17%) CCIP
19 69 (1.66%) JNCIP
20 53 (1.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (8.34%) SLA
2 97 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (1.95%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.36%) QA
5 11 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.19%) GPG13
7 5 (0.12%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.048%) COBIT
9 1 (0.024%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.024%) BS7799
System Software
1 340 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 313 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 136 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 90 (2.17%) vSphere
5 61 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 48 (1.16%) VMware ESX
7 39 (0.94%) XenApp
8 34 (0.82%) Firmware
9 23 (0.55%) Terminal Services
10 15 (0.36%) ProxySG
11 13 (0.31%) Snort
11 13 (0.31%) Xen
12 12 (0.29%) ISA Server
13 10 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
15 8 (0.19%) iptables
15 8 (0.19%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.19%) Squid
16 7 (0.17%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.096%) UAG
Systems Management
1 103 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
2 91 (2.19%) Nagios
3 81 (1.95%) CiscoWorks
3 81 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 81 (1.95%) FortiGate
4 74 (1.78%) OpenView
5 52 (1.25%) Cacti
6 48 (1.16%) Backup Exec
7 47 (1.13%) Cisco UCCX
8 46 (1.11%) SCOM
9 42 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
10 40 (0.96%) Cisco LMS
11 37 (0.89%) SCCM
12 31 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
13 28 (0.68%) Opsview
14 25 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
14 25 (0.60%) OPNET
15 21 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
15 21 (0.51%) Puppet
16 16 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3357 (80.95%) Cisco
2 1150 (27.73%) CheckPoint
3 1128 (27.20%) Juniper
4 879 (21.20%) F5
5 608 (14.66%) VMware
6 573 (13.82%) Microsoft
7 414 (9.98%) HP
8 283 (6.82%) SolarWinds
9 244 (5.88%) Citrix
10 215 (5.18%) Fortinet
11 185 (4.46%) Blue Coat
12 162 (3.91%) Avaya
13 146 (3.52%) Riverbed
14 111 (2.68%) Dell
15 98 (2.36%) McAfee
16 91 (2.19%) Nokia
17 81 (1.95%) Brocade
18 80 (1.93%) Aruba
19 77 (1.86%) SonicWALL
19 77 (1.86%) Red Hat
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Dartford, Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £85000 - £150000 per annum + Great Package and Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £28000 - £32500 per annum + benefits and flexi time
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + £225 car allowance, bonus, training
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car allowance and comprehensive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Suffolk
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Flexitime, Pension and more
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
camelot
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
CACI Network Services
Salary: Unspecified Typical good graduate salary on offer
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago