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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 172 186 188
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1986 1809 1560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.81% 1.58% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.67% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1734 1486 1348
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 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 August 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
(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 +22 1906 £45,750 +7.64% 172
London +26 770 £52,500 +5.00% 69
South East +34 503 £45,000 +5.88% 38
City of London -16 174 £55,000 +10.00% 16
West Midlands +51 156 £40,000 +3.89% 20
Berkshire +25 146 £47,500 +15.15% 15
Yorkshire -25 142 £37,500 - 8
Surrey +33 139 £47,500 +5.55% 6
East of England -51 113 £45,000 +20.00% 7
West Yorkshire -47 105 £40,000 +1.26% 4
South West +28 97 £37,500 - 13
Leeds -44 91 £41,500 +3.75% 3
Birmingham +31 82 £50,000 +29.87% 5
Reading +16 76 £50,000 +11.11% 10
North West +36 74 £38,000 +12.59% 10
Buckinghamshire +26 65 £50,000 +4.16% 2
East Midlands +17 52 £37,500 +9.48% 4
Hampshire -37 51 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Hertfordshire -27 48 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Milton Keynes +20 45 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Cheshire +36 42 £40,000 +6.66% 1
West Sussex +25 41 £45,000 +63.63%
Wiltshire +22 38 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Bristol -2 33 £37,500 - 2
Scotland +6 30 £46,500 +16.25% 7
North Yorkshire +19 26 £37,500 -1.31% 2
Derbyshire +7 26 £38,038 -3.08% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 24 £40,000 +15.10% 5
Kent +9 23 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Manchester +6 23 £37,000 +23.33% 8

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3160 (81.03%) Cisco
2 2512 (64.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2431 (62.33%) Firewall
4 1791 (45.92%) CCNP
5 1450 (37.18%) LAN
6 1426 (36.56%) WAN
7 1383 (35.46%) CCNA
8 1132 (29.03%) CheckPoint
9 1085 (27.82%) Juniper
10 1078 (27.64%) Cisco ASA
11 1052 (26.97%) BGP
12 963 (24.69%) VPN
13 933 (23.92%) Data Centre
14 899 (23.05%) OSPF
15 891 (22.85%) F5
16 871 (22.33%) Network Security
17 856 (21.95%) Wireless
18 846 (21.69%) MPLS
19 806 (20.67%) TCP/IP
20 710 (18.21%) Windows
21 665 (17.05%) Cisco Nexus
22 560 (14.36%) Linux
23 533 (13.67%) VoIP
24 528 (13.54%) DNS
25 522 (13.38%) Finance
26 514 (13.18%) VMware
27 506 (12.97%) EIGRP
28 492 (12.62%) ITIL
29 485 (12.44%) CCIE
30 461 (11.82%) Microsoft

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 180 (4.62%) MS Exchange
2 73 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 45 (1.15%) Lync
5 40 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 39 (1.00%) SharePoint
7 29 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (0.51%) Apache
9 19 (0.49%) IIS
10 16 (0.41%) CMS
11 14 (0.36%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.31%) nginx
13 10 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.23%) JBoss
15 8 (0.21%) MTS
15 8 (0.21%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.10%) SAS
17 4 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 265 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 95 (2.44%) MS Office
3 64 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.077%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.051%) MS Project
7 1 (0.026%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.051%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (0.85%) Office 365
2 29 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (0.38%) SaaS
4 12 (0.31%) Mimecast
5 11 (0.28%) IaaS
6 9 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.077%) PaaS
8 2 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.051%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.026%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2431 (62.33%) Firewall
2 1450 (37.18%) LAN
3 1426 (36.56%) WAN
4 1078 (27.64%) Cisco ASA
5 1052 (26.97%) BGP
6 963 (24.69%) VPN
7 899 (23.05%) OSPF
8 871 (22.33%) Network Security
9 856 (21.95%) Wireless
10 846 (21.69%) MPLS
11 806 (20.67%) TCP/IP
12 665 (17.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 533 (13.67%) VoIP
14 528 (13.54%) DNS
15 506 (12.97%) EIGRP
16 381 (9.77%) VLAN
17 332 (8.51%) SSL
18 325 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
19 318 (8.15%) IPsec
20 297 (7.62%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 26 (0.67%) MySQL
3 12 (0.31%) Oracle Database
4 8 (0.21%) Redis
4 8 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.21%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.15%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.10%) Big Data
6 4 (0.10%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.077%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.077%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.077%) DB2
8 2 (0.051%) Informix
8 2 (0.051%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.026%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.026%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 28 (0.72%) Metasploit
3 11 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.077%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.026%) GCC
General
1 522 (13.38%) Finance
2 460 (11.79%) Telecoms
3 143 (3.67%) Banking
4 47 (1.21%) Law
5 43 (1.10%) Games
6 35 (0.90%) Retail
6 35 (0.90%) Multimedia
7 33 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 31 (0.79%) Advertising
9 29 (0.74%) Legal
9 29 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 27 (0.69%) Marketing
11 25 (0.64%) Electronics
12 24 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.44%) Back Office
14 15 (0.38%) Billing
15 13 (0.33%) Online Betting
16 12 (0.31%) Military
17 8 (0.21%) French Language
17 8 (0.21%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (2.64%) 802.1X
2 71 (1.82%) CSS
3 34 (0.87%) Web Services
4 16 (0.41%) HTML
5 12 (0.31%) JSP
6 10 (0.26%) .NET
7 9 (0.23%) LAMP
8 8 (0.21%) Ajax
8 8 (0.21%) JMS
8 8 (0.21%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.21%) SOAP
8 8 (0.21%) Middleware
8 8 (0.21%) WAMP
9 5 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.10%) Silverlight
11 3 (0.077%) XMPP
11 3 (0.077%) ISPF
12 2 (0.051%) WAP
12 2 (0.051%) XML
12 2 (0.051%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 933 (23.92%) Data Centre
2 214 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (2.77%) Computer Science
4 97 (2.49%) Hedge funds
5 69 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 59 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
7 51 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 31 (0.79%) CESG
8 31 (0.79%) e-Health
9 30 (0.77%) Statistics
10 23 (0.59%) Eurex
11 21 (0.54%) PKI
12 19 (0.49%) Online Games
13 18 (0.46%) IPTV
14 17 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (0.41%) Clustering
15 16 (0.41%) Blackberry
15 16 (0.41%) User Experience
16 15 (0.38%) IVR
16 15 (0.38%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 710 (18.21%) Windows
2 560 (14.36%) Linux
3 186 (4.77%) UNIX
4 170 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 143 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (0.97%) Solaris
8 30 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (0.72%) Windows 7
9 28 (0.72%) Windows XP
10 25 (0.64%) CentOS
11 24 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (0.18%) AIX
16 5 (0.13%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.13%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.077%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (12.62%) ITIL
2 455 (11.67%) Load Balancing
3 443 (11.36%) Network Design
4 271 (6.95%) Network Monitoring
5 226 (5.79%) Network Management
6 190 (4.87%) Change Management
7 171 (4.38%) Capacity Planning
8 162 (4.15%) Service Delivery
9 146 (3.74%) Incident Management
10 128 (3.28%) Mentoring
11 112 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
12 105 (2.69%) Migration
13 103 (2.64%) Project Management
14 98 (2.51%) Root Cause Analysis
15 96 (2.46%) Change Control
16 82 (2.10%) Network Architecture
16 82 (2.10%) E-Commerce
17 79 (2.03%) Information Security
18 78 (2.00%) Service Management
18 78 (2.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 144 (3.69%) Perl
2 134 (3.44%) Python
3 123 (3.15%) SQL
4 74 (1.90%) PowerShell
5 55 (1.41%) PHP
6 47 (1.21%) Bash Shell
7 46 (1.18%) C
8 21 (0.54%) Ruby
9 19 (0.49%) C++
10 18 (0.46%) VB
11 13 (0.33%) Java
12 12 (0.31%) VBScript
13 11 (0.28%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.23%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.13%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.13%) Ada
16 4 (0.10%) R
17 3 (0.077%) MATLAB
18 2 (0.051%) Korn
18 2 (0.051%) C#
Qualifications
1 2512 (64.41%) Cisco Certification
2 1791 (45.92%) CCNP
3 1383 (35.46%) CCNA
4 485 (12.44%) CCIE
5 336 (8.62%) Degree
6 324 (8.31%) Security Cleared
7 198 (5.08%) SC Cleared
8 196 (5.03%) CCSA
9 146 (3.74%) CCDP
10 131 (3.36%) CCSE
11 105 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 103 (2.64%) CCSP
13 92 (2.36%) CISSP
14 88 (2.26%) JNCIA
15 73 (1.87%) CCIP
16 58 (1.49%) MCSE
17 57 (1.46%) JNCIS
18 55 (1.41%) CCDA
19 51 (1.31%) JNCIP
20 40 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (7.21%) SLA
2 67 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 51 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (0.85%) QA
5 11 (0.28%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.10%) COBIT
8 3 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.026%) GPG13
9 1 (0.026%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.026%) BS7799
System Software
1 278 (7.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 227 (5.82%) Active Directory
3 101 (2.59%) vSphere
4 94 (2.41%) Hyper-V
5 53 (1.36%) VMware ESX
6 29 (0.74%) XenApp
7 19 (0.49%) ProxySG
8 18 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.44%) KVM
10 15 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
10 15 (0.38%) Firmware
11 14 (0.36%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.21%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.18%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.18%) StorNext
14 6 (0.15%) Snort
15 5 (0.13%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.13%) FreeRADIUS
16 4 (0.10%) NFS
16 4 (0.10%) UAG
Systems Management
1 107 (2.74%) FortiGate
2 102 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 73 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
4 63 (1.62%) CiscoWorks
5 58 (1.49%) Nagios
5 58 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
6 50 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
7 41 (1.05%) Cisco LMS
8 35 (0.90%) Cacti
9 31 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
10 28 (0.72%) OpenView
11 27 (0.69%) Puppet
12 25 (0.64%) Nessus
13 23 (0.59%) Opsview
14 21 (0.54%) HP NNM
15 17 (0.44%) SCCM
16 16 (0.41%) Backup Exec
17 12 (0.31%) Tivoli
18 11 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
18 11 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3160 (81.03%) Cisco
2 1132 (29.03%) CheckPoint
3 1085 (27.82%) Juniper
4 891 (22.85%) F5
5 514 (13.18%) VMware
6 461 (11.82%) Microsoft
7 365 (9.36%) HP
8 255 (6.54%) Fortinet
9 224 (5.74%) Citrix
10 195 (5.00%) Blue Coat
11 187 (4.79%) SolarWinds
12 154 (3.95%) Riverbed
13 114 (2.92%) Avaya
14 109 (2.79%) McAfee
15 104 (2.67%) SonicWALL
16 96 (2.46%) ProCurve
17 80 (2.05%) Aruba
18 77 (1.97%) Dell
19 76 (1.95%) Brocade
20 70 (1.79%) Mitel
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Connected IT
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £55k - 70k per year + Excellence Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum Pluse Share Options
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago