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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 152 217 201
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2201 1461 1639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.32% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.39% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1785 1179 1350
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
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 £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 November 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 28 November 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
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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 +66 2086 £44,000 +3.52% 228
London +70 834 £47,500 - 89
South East +27 548 £42,500 +6.25% 45
City of London +70 226 £45,000 - 38
Berkshire +38 214 £42,000 -1.17% 17
East of England +68 207 £40,750 +1.87% 19
Yorkshire +63 207 £40,000 +6.66% 18
West Yorkshire +64 167 £40,750 +8.66% 8
Leeds +53 134 £45,000 +20.00% 7
West Midlands +58 132 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Reading +32 115 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Surrey +7 101 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Hertfordshire +44 89 £41,500 +18.57% 10
Hampshire -16 82 £38,000 +8.57% 7
North West -33 71 £37,500 -6.25% 14
South West +18 69 £41,500 +27.69% 16
Wales +38 61 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Birmingham +27 61 £40,000 -3.03% 3
Essex +31 57 £43,750 -7.89% 1
South Wales +24 46 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Buckinghamshire +19 45 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Kent +6 44 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Slough -1 34 £42,000 +5.00% 3
Manchester -21 34 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Bedfordshire +20 33 £38,750 +15.67% 4
East Midlands +17 32 £36,250 -3.33% 4
Bristol +15 28 £41,500 +5.73% 6
Cambridgeshire -11 28 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Oxfordshire +8 26 £31,988 -8.60% 1
Cheshire -20 26 £42,500 -15.00% 3

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 3217 (80.20%) Cisco
2 2574 (64.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2553 (63.65%) Firewall
4 1935 (48.24%) CCNP
5 1490 (37.15%) WAN
6 1383 (34.48%) CCNA
7 1302 (32.46%) Juniper
8 1274 (31.76%) LAN
9 1142 (28.47%) CheckPoint
10 1102 (27.47%) VPN
11 1079 (26.90%) BGP
12 1006 (25.08%) MPLS
13 993 (24.76%) Cisco ASA
14 951 (23.71%) Network Security
15 826 (20.59%) OSPF
16 766 (19.10%) Windows
17 748 (18.65%) TCP/IP
18 710 (17.70%) Wireless
19 687 (17.13%) F5
20 663 (16.53%) VMware
21 598 (14.91%) VoIP
22 587 (14.63%) Telecoms
23 559 (13.94%) Finance
24 541 (13.49%) Linux
25 531 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
26 522 (13.01%) DNS
27 513 (12.79%) Microsoft
28 467 (11.64%) EIGRP
29 459 (11.44%) CCIE
30 442 (11.02%) ITIL

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 216 (5.39%) MS Exchange
2 91 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (1.50%) IIS
4 58 (1.45%) Lync
5 42 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 36 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 35 (0.87%) SharePoint
8 34 (0.85%) Apache
9 30 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
13 10 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.17%) CMS
14 7 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.12%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.100%) nginx
17 3 (0.075%) Office Communications Server
17 3 (0.075%) SAS
18 2 (0.050%) Confluence
Applications
1 289 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 109 (2.72%) MS Office
3 61 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.075%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.050%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.025%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.025%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.025%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (0.62%) SaaS
3 19 (0.47%) Office 365
4 14 (0.35%) IaaS
5 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.20%) PaaS
7 4 (0.100%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2553 (63.65%) Firewall
2 1490 (37.15%) WAN
3 1274 (31.76%) LAN
4 1102 (27.47%) VPN
5 1079 (26.90%) BGP
6 1006 (25.08%) MPLS
7 993 (24.76%) Cisco ASA
8 951 (23.71%) Network Security
9 826 (20.59%) OSPF
10 748 (18.65%) TCP/IP
11 710 (17.70%) Wireless
12 598 (14.91%) VoIP
13 531 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 522 (13.01%) DNS
15 467 (11.64%) EIGRP
16 406 (10.12%) SSL
17 338 (8.43%) VLAN
18 324 (8.08%) IPsec
19 319 (7.95%) Cisco IOS
20 312 (7.78%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 20 (0.50%) MySQL
3 15 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (0.27%) Data Mining
6 8 (0.20%) Big Data
7 7 (0.17%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.100%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.075%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.050%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.050%) DB2
12 1 (0.025%) Informix
12 1 (0.025%) QlikView
12 1 (0.025%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.025%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.025%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.025%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 17 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.100%) Subversion
3 4 (0.100%) JIRA
3 4 (0.100%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.075%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.025%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.025%) Selenium
General
1 587 (14.63%) Telecoms
2 559 (13.94%) Finance
3 98 (2.44%) Banking
4 86 (2.14%) Retail
5 66 (1.65%) Law
6 37 (0.92%) Advertising
7 35 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 32 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 27 (0.67%) Legal
10 26 (0.65%) Back Office
11 24 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 24 (0.60%) Marketing
12 23 (0.57%) Games
13 21 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.37%) French Language
15 9 (0.22%) German Language
15 9 (0.22%) Publishing
16 6 (0.15%) Electronics
16 6 (0.15%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.15%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (1.20%) CSS
2 14 (0.35%) SOAP
3 11 (0.27%) Web Services
4 10 (0.25%) Middleware
4 10 (0.25%) LAMP
5 6 (0.15%) XMPP
5 6 (0.15%) HTML
6 5 (0.12%) .NET
7 4 (0.100%) XML
8 3 (0.075%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (0.075%) RESTful
8 3 (0.075%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.050%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.025%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.025%) Natural Language Processing
10 1 (0.025%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.025%) MDX
10 1 (0.025%) WAP
10 1 (0.025%) WSH
10 1 (0.025%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 194 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (2.89%) Computer Science
3 76 (1.89%) Hedge funds
4 75 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
5 50 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 43 (1.07%) Management Information System
7 37 (0.92%) Statistics
8 34 (0.85%) PKI
9 28 (0.70%) Clustering
10 25 (0.62%) Replication
10 25 (0.62%) SecurID
11 22 (0.55%) Open Source
12 18 (0.45%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.40%) IPTV
14 14 (0.35%) e-Health
15 12 (0.30%) Mathematics
16 11 (0.27%) AVVID
16 11 (0.27%) EqualLogic
17 9 (0.22%) Performance Metrics
17 9 (0.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 766 (19.10%) Windows
2 541 (13.49%) Linux
3 251 (6.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 194 (4.84%) UNIX
5 171 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 110 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 89 (2.22%) Windows 7
8 51 (1.27%) Windows 8
9 48 (1.20%) Windows XP
10 32 (0.80%) CentOS
11 31 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (0.75%) Solaris
13 20 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 19 (0.47%) Mac OS
15 17 (0.42%) VMS
16 15 (0.37%) Android
17 14 (0.35%) Windows 2000
18 13 (0.32%) Mac OS X
19 12 (0.30%) SUSE
20 9 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (11.02%) ITIL
2 416 (10.37%) Load Balancing
3 354 (8.83%) Network Design
4 298 (7.43%) Network Management
5 274 (6.83%) Network Monitoring
6 213 (5.31%) Change Management
7 172 (4.29%) Project Management
8 156 (3.89%) Incident Management
9 146 (3.64%) E-Commerce
10 125 (3.12%) Capacity Planning
11 121 (3.02%) Information Security
12 114 (2.84%) Change Control
13 113 (2.82%) Network Architecture
14 111 (2.77%) Migration
15 103 (2.57%) Disaster Recovery
16 90 (2.24%) Mentoring
17 80 (1.99%) Service Management
17 80 (1.99%) Low Latency
18 75 (1.87%) Kalman Filter
19 70 (1.75%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (3.37%) SQL
2 92 (2.29%) Perl
3 62 (1.55%) PowerShell
4 43 (1.07%) Lisp
5 41 (1.02%) Python
6 37 (0.92%) Bash Shell
7 30 (0.75%) PHP
8 27 (0.67%) Shell Script
9 18 (0.45%) C
10 11 (0.27%) Ruby
11 7 (0.17%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.17%) C++
12 5 (0.12%) Java
13 3 (0.075%) VB
13 3 (0.075%) R
14 2 (0.050%) AWK
14 2 (0.050%) C#
15 1 (0.025%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.025%) VBScript
15 1 (0.025%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2574 (64.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1935 (48.24%) CCNP
3 1383 (34.48%) CCNA
4 459 (11.44%) CCIE
5 326 (8.13%) Security Cleared
6 315 (7.85%) Degree
7 248 (6.18%) SC Cleared
8 194 (4.84%) CCSE
9 156 (3.89%) CCSP
10 152 (3.79%) CCSA
11 146 (3.64%) CCDP
12 130 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 130 (3.24%) JNCIA
13 103 (2.57%) CCIP
14 94 (2.34%) JNCIE
15 89 (2.22%) JNCIS
16 87 (2.17%) CCDA
17 84 (2.09%) MCSE
18 76 (1.89%) JNCIP
19 60 (1.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (6.46%) SLA
2 89 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 69 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.25%) COBIT
7 9 (0.22%) GPG13
8 8 (0.20%) QA
9 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 352 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 351 (8.75%) Active Directory
3 119 (2.97%) Hyper-V
4 68 (1.70%) vSphere
5 61 (1.52%) VMware ESX
6 60 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
7 54 (1.35%) Firmware
8 42 (1.05%) XenApp
9 22 (0.55%) ProxySG
10 18 (0.45%) Snort
11 15 (0.37%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.37%) UAG
12 11 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (0.22%) VMware Server
13 9 (0.22%) Squid
13 9 (0.22%) Xen
13 9 (0.22%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.20%) KVM
14 8 (0.20%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 124 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 110 (2.74%) CiscoWorks
3 66 (1.65%) Backup Exec
4 63 (1.57%) OpenView
5 57 (1.42%) Nagios
5 57 (1.42%) FortiGate
6 52 (1.30%) Cacti
6 52 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
7 50 (1.25%) SCOM
8 39 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
9 34 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
10 29 (0.72%) SCCM
10 29 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
11 28 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
12 22 (0.55%) HP NNM
13 20 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
14 18 (0.45%) Netcool
15 12 (0.30%) WSUS
16 10 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
16 10 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3217 (80.20%) Cisco
2 1302 (32.46%) Juniper
3 1142 (28.47%) CheckPoint
4 687 (17.13%) F5
5 663 (16.53%) VMware
6 513 (12.79%) Microsoft
7 308 (7.68%) HP
8 274 (6.83%) Citrix
9 271 (6.76%) SolarWinds
10 202 (5.04%) Fortinet
11 198 (4.94%) Blue Coat
12 148 (3.69%) Avaya
13 141 (3.52%) Aruba
14 112 (2.79%) Riverbed
15 97 (2.42%) Nokia
16 87 (2.17%) Symantec
17 86 (2.14%) McAfee
18 85 (2.12%) Brocade
19 81 (2.02%) Dell
20 78 (1.94%) Mitel
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum £50,000 - £55,000 per an
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £29999 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent career development
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum + 20% Shift Allow + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Romford, Essex
Online Resourcing
Salary: £18,000 - £32,000 plus comprehensive benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £40,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow Area
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
AQA
Salary: From £43,330 to £49,443 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
South Wales
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum On Call, Pension, Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
UK
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northumberland
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Camelot
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Etech Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday