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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 160 205 201
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2004 1515 1677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.40% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.48% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1624 1301 1434
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £28,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 21 October 2014 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 21 October 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
England +41 1895 £44,000 +3.52% 213
London +45 767 £50,000 +5.26% 73
South East -2 455 £42,500 +6.25% 48
City of London +54 236 £46,000 -3.15% 30
Yorkshire +66 232 £40,000 +6.66% 12
West Yorkshire +59 209 £40,000 +6.66% 7
East of England +35 201 £41,500 +3.75% 20
Leeds +63 185 £40,750 +8.66% 7
Berkshire -4 166 £42,500 -5.55% 13
West Midlands +12 117 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Reading +2 93 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Surrey -22 89 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Hampshire +18 84 £37,500 +11.11% 9
Hertfordshire +39 83 £41,500 +3.75% 8
Birmingham +19 64 £38,500 -9.41% 5
North West -20 58 £35,000 -3.44% 20
South West -10 52 £39,000 +20.00% 20
Wales +10 47 £42,500 -5.55% 5
South Wales +19 44 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Bedfordshire +7 42 £40,000 +14.28%
Essex +7 37 £35,000 -28.20% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 33 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Cambridgeshire -14 33 £50,000 +33.33% 11
Oxfordshire +22 32 £28,975 -17.21% 3
Basingstoke +21 28 £38,500 -25.96% 2
Manchester -32 28 £33,500 -2.89% 12
Cambridge -11 27 £47,500 +24.18% 10
Kent +4 26 £42,500 +30.76% 3
West Sussex +3 23 £42,500 +54.54% 4
Oxford +17 22 £26,750 -23.57% 2

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2956 (79.21%) Cisco
2 2339 (62.67%) Firewall
3 2327 (62.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1776 (47.59%) CCNP
5 1410 (37.78%) WAN
6 1210 (32.42%) CCNA
7 1204 (32.26%) LAN
8 1168 (31.30%) Juniper
9 1011 (27.09%) BGP
10 1010 (27.06%) VPN
11 1001 (26.82%) CheckPoint
12 936 (25.08%) MPLS
13 898 (24.06%) Cisco ASA
14 852 (22.83%) Network Security
15 753 (20.18%) OSPF
16 714 (19.13%) Windows
17 679 (18.19%) TCP/IP
18 610 (16.35%) F5
19 596 (15.97%) Telecoms
20 595 (15.94%) Wireless
21 584 (15.65%) VMware
22 560 (15.01%) VoIP
23 528 (14.15%) Finance
24 506 (13.56%) DNS
25 480 (12.86%) Linux
26 451 (12.08%) Cisco Nexus
27 449 (12.03%) EIGRP
28 428 (11.47%) CCIE
29 423 (11.33%) Microsoft
30 387 (10.37%) Load Balancing

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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
1 198 (5.31%) MS Exchange
2 99 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (1.66%) IIS
4 60 (1.61%) Lync
5 43 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 43 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 35 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 28 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 27 (0.72%) Apache
9 22 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
11 18 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.21%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.19%) CMS
15 6 (0.16%) SAS
16 4 (0.11%) nginx
17 3 (0.080%) Office Communications Server
18 2 (0.054%) Confluence
Applications
1 254 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 119 (3.19%) MS Office
3 56 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.080%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.080%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.054%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.054%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.027%) assyst
3 1 (0.027%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (0.62%) SaaS
3 11 (0.29%) Office 365
4 8 (0.21%) IaaS
5 7 (0.19%) PaaS
6 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.027%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2339 (62.67%) Firewall
2 1410 (37.78%) WAN
3 1204 (32.26%) LAN
4 1011 (27.09%) BGP
5 1010 (27.06%) VPN
6 936 (25.08%) MPLS
7 898 (24.06%) Cisco ASA
8 852 (22.83%) Network Security
9 753 (20.18%) OSPF
10 679 (18.19%) TCP/IP
11 595 (15.94%) Wireless
12 560 (15.01%) VoIP
13 506 (13.56%) DNS
14 451 (12.08%) Cisco Nexus
15 449 (12.03%) EIGRP
16 386 (10.34%) SSL
17 322 (8.63%) IPsec
18 297 (7.96%) DHCP
19 287 (7.69%) Internet
20 263 (7.05%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 23 (0.62%) MySQL
3 14 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.19%) Big Data
5 7 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.11%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.080%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.080%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.054%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.054%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.027%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.027%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.027%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.027%) QlikView
9 1 (0.027%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.027%) Informix
9 1 (0.027%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.11%) Subversion
2 4 (0.11%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.11%) JIRA
3 3 (0.080%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.054%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.027%) Selenium
5 1 (0.027%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.027%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.027%) Visual Studio
General
1 596 (15.97%) Telecoms
2 528 (14.15%) Finance
3 105 (2.81%) Banking
4 86 (2.30%) Retail
5 39 (1.05%) Law
6 37 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 31 (0.83%) Legal
8 28 (0.75%) Advertising
8 28 (0.75%) Back Office
8 28 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 20 (0.54%) Games
9 20 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (0.43%) Marketing
12 15 (0.40%) French Language
13 11 (0.29%) German Language
14 9 (0.24%) Publishing
15 8 (0.21%) Billing
15 8 (0.21%) Japanese Language
16 6 (0.16%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (1.07%) CSS
2 19 (0.51%) SOAP
3 10 (0.27%) Web Services
4 9 (0.24%) Middleware
5 8 (0.21%) LAMP
6 7 (0.19%) HTML
7 6 (0.16%) XMPP
8 4 (0.11%) XML
8 4 (0.11%) RESTful
8 4 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (0.11%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (0.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (0.080%) .NET
10 2 (0.054%) COM
11 1 (0.027%) Regular Expression
11 1 (0.027%) ZeroMQ
11 1 (0.027%) Natural Language Processing
11 1 (0.027%) JSON
11 1 (0.027%) MDX
11 1 (0.027%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 163 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (3.11%) Computer Science
3 73 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
4 68 (1.82%) Hedge funds
5 49 (1.31%) SecurID
6 46 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 41 (1.10%) Statistics
8 36 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 33 (0.88%) PKI
10 19 (0.51%) Clustering
11 16 (0.43%) Replication
11 16 (0.43%) Open Source
11 16 (0.43%) EqualLogic
12 15 (0.40%) IPTV
13 14 (0.38%) Smartphone
14 12 (0.32%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.29%) Performance Metrics
15 11 (0.29%) Handset
16 10 (0.27%) Mathematics
17 9 (0.24%) AVVID
Operating Systems
1 714 (19.13%) Windows
2 480 (12.86%) Linux
3 246 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 176 (4.72%) UNIX
5 174 (4.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 87 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 82 (2.20%) Windows 7
8 49 (1.31%) Windows XP
9 34 (0.91%) Windows 8
10 32 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (0.70%) Solaris
12 25 (0.67%) CentOS
13 24 (0.64%) VMS
14 18 (0.48%) Android
14 18 (0.48%) Mac OS
14 18 (0.48%) Windows Phone
14 18 (0.48%) Windows Phone 8
15 11 (0.29%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.27%) Windows 2000
17 9 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (10.37%) Load Balancing
2 383 (10.26%) ITIL
3 341 (9.14%) Network Design
4 294 (7.88%) Network Management
5 227 (6.08%) Network Monitoring
6 186 (4.98%) Change Management
7 152 (4.07%) E-Commerce
8 141 (3.78%) Project Management
9 130 (3.48%) Incident Management
10 117 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
11 115 (3.08%) Information Security
12 102 (2.73%) Change Control
13 99 (2.65%) Network Architecture
14 91 (2.44%) Low Latency
15 85 (2.28%) Mentoring
16 79 (2.12%) Migration
17 71 (1.90%) Disaster Recovery
18 69 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
19 61 (1.63%) Capacity Management
20 59 (1.58%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 107 (2.87%) SQL
2 84 (2.25%) Perl
3 54 (1.45%) Lisp
4 49 (1.31%) PowerShell
5 39 (1.05%) Bash Shell
6 36 (0.96%) Python
7 30 (0.80%) PHP
8 22 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 19 (0.51%) C
10 11 (0.29%) Ruby
11 9 (0.24%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.21%) C++
13 7 (0.19%) Java
13 7 (0.19%) PowerHouse
14 6 (0.16%) VB
15 2 (0.054%) VBScript
15 2 (0.054%) AWK
16 1 (0.027%) R
16 1 (0.027%) Lua
16 1 (0.027%) C#
Qualifications
1 2327 (62.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1776 (47.59%) CCNP
3 1210 (32.42%) CCNA
4 428 (11.47%) CCIE
5 305 (8.17%) Degree
6 265 (7.10%) Security Cleared
7 180 (4.82%) SC Cleared
8 154 (4.13%) CCSP
9 150 (4.02%) CCSE
10 128 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 124 (3.32%) CCDP
12 123 (3.30%) CCIP
13 114 (3.05%) CCSA
14 107 (2.87%) JNCIA
15 87 (2.33%) MCSE
16 78 (2.09%) JNCIE
17 77 (2.06%) JNCIS
18 68 (1.82%) CCDA
19 63 (1.69%) CISSP
20 57 (1.53%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (5.60%) SLA
2 94 (2.52%) PCI DSS
3 57 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 19 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.27%) GPG13
7 9 (0.24%) COBIT
8 7 (0.19%) QA
9 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.027%) HIPAA
System Software
1 321 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 305 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 78 (2.09%) vSphere
5 63 (1.69%) VMware ESX
6 51 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
7 48 (1.29%) XenApp
8 41 (1.10%) Firmware
9 21 (0.56%) UAG
10 20 (0.54%) Snort
10 20 (0.54%) ProxySG
10 20 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 17 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
12 15 (0.40%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.29%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.27%) ISA Server
14 10 (0.27%) Squid
14 10 (0.27%) KVM
15 7 (0.19%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.13%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 131 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 92 (2.47%) CiscoWorks
3 68 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 58 (1.55%) Cacti
5 52 (1.39%) FortiGate
6 50 (1.34%) Nagios
7 47 (1.26%) OpenView
8 38 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
9 36 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
10 32 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
11 31 (0.83%) SCOM
12 26 (0.70%) HP NNM
13 23 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
14 19 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
15 18 (0.48%) Netcool
15 18 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
16 17 (0.46%) SCCM
17 13 (0.35%) Cisco IPCC
18 11 (0.29%) Puppet
19 9 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2956 (79.21%) Cisco
2 1168 (31.30%) Juniper
3 1001 (26.82%) CheckPoint
4 610 (16.35%) F5
5 584 (15.65%) VMware
6 423 (11.33%) Microsoft
7 279 (7.48%) Citrix
8 277 (7.42%) HP
9 231 (6.19%) SolarWinds
10 196 (5.25%) Fortinet
11 172 (4.61%) Blue Coat
12 129 (3.46%) Aruba
13 119 (3.19%) Avaya
14 107 (2.87%) Riverbed
15 89 (2.38%) Symantec
16 85 (2.28%) Brocade
17 80 (2.14%) McAfee
18 79 (2.12%) Dell
19 78 (2.09%) Nokia
20 77 (2.06%) Mitel
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 17 minutes ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon application
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Training
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £33,500 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Expert Employment Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sanderson
Salary: £250000.00 - £350000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great package and bonuses
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £35000 to £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday