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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 169 203 199
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1935 1497 1733
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.40% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.49% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1577 1312 1515
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +37 1824 £42,500 - 187
London +42 747 £50,000 - 71
South East -12 423 £42,500 +6.25% 32
City of London +38 247 £47,500 -5.00% 23
Yorkshire +45 233 £37,500 -1.31% 19
West Yorkshire +48 208 £39,500 +5.33% 14
East of England +59 203 £40,000 - 16
Leeds +62 190 £40,000 +5.26% 11
Berkshire -34 124 £42,000 -6.66% 12
Surrey -4 101 £45,000 +9.09% 11
West Midlands +6 93 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Hampshire +25 87 £39,500 -1.25% 7
Hertfordshire +42 84 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Reading -9 65 £45,000 -2.17% 4
Birmingham +31 62 £38,500 -9.41% 5
Bedfordshire +14 51 £35,000 -2.77% 3
South West -21 51 £35,750 +19.16% 20
North West -25 49 £35,000 +7.69% 15
South Wales +7 48 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Wales 0 48 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Basingstoke +12 38 £40,000 -23.07% 3
Buckinghamshire +20 31 £51,250 +26.54%
Oxfordshire +25 30 £36,500 +4.28% 1
East Midlands +6 30 £37,500 -0.66% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 28 £34,500 -1.42% 3
Essex +5 25 £32,500 -39.81% 2
Dorking +2 25 £45,000 -10.00%
Suffolk +30 24 £36,250 +81.25%
Cambridge +6 24 £32,250 -14.00% 2
Scotland -23 21 £37,500 +7.14% 3

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2897 (78.47%) Cisco
2 2271 (61.51%) Cisco Certification
3 2220 (60.13%) Firewall
4 1688 (45.72%) CCNP
5 1398 (37.87%) WAN
6 1189 (32.20%) CCNA
7 1175 (31.83%) LAN
8 1134 (30.72%) Juniper
9 976 (26.44%) BGP
10 931 (25.22%) CheckPoint
11 900 (24.38%) VPN
12 896 (24.27%) MPLS
13 857 (23.21%) Cisco ASA
14 796 (21.56%) Network Security
15 708 (19.18%) Windows
16 705 (19.10%) OSPF
17 675 (18.28%) TCP/IP
18 612 (16.58%) Telecoms
19 605 (16.39%) F5
20 563 (15.25%) VMware
21 548 (14.84%) Wireless
22 542 (14.68%) VoIP
23 496 (13.43%) Finance
24 474 (12.84%) Linux
25 473 (12.81%) DNS
26 418 (11.32%) EIGRP
27 410 (11.11%) Microsoft
28 405 (10.97%) CCIE
28 405 (10.97%) Cisco Nexus
29 382 (10.35%) Load Balancing

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 207 (5.61%) MS Exchange
2 119 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (1.71%) IIS
4 59 (1.60%) Lync
5 51 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 51 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 41 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 34 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 28 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
8 28 (0.76%) Apache
9 27 (0.73%) SharePoint
10 11 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.22%) CMS
13 6 (0.16%) SAS
14 4 (0.11%) nginx
14 4 (0.11%) Confluence
15 3 (0.081%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 249 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 128 (3.47%) MS Office
3 61 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.081%) S-PLUS
4 3 (0.081%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.054%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.054%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.027%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.027%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 26 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (0.46%) SaaS
3 9 (0.24%) Office 365
4 5 (0.14%) PaaS
4 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.11%) IaaS
6 3 (0.081%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2220 (60.13%) Firewall
2 1398 (37.87%) WAN
3 1175 (31.83%) LAN
4 976 (26.44%) BGP
5 900 (24.38%) VPN
6 896 (24.27%) MPLS
7 857 (23.21%) Cisco ASA
8 796 (21.56%) Network Security
9 705 (19.10%) OSPF
10 675 (18.28%) TCP/IP
11 548 (14.84%) Wireless
12 542 (14.68%) VoIP
13 473 (12.81%) DNS
14 418 (11.32%) EIGRP
15 405 (10.97%) Cisco Nexus
16 339 (9.18%) SSL
17 290 (7.85%) DHCP
18 284 (7.69%) Internet
19 282 (7.64%) IPsec
20 233 (6.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 25 (0.68%) MySQL
3 12 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (0.27%) Big Data
5 9 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.11%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.081%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.081%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.054%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.054%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.027%) Informix
10 1 (0.027%) DB2
10 1 (0.027%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.027%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.027%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.16%) JIRA
3 4 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.11%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.11%) Subversion
4 3 (0.081%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.054%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.054%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.027%) Selenium
6 1 (0.027%) WebDriver
General
1 612 (16.58%) Telecoms
2 496 (13.43%) Finance
3 119 (3.22%) Banking
4 81 (2.19%) Retail
5 45 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 33 (0.89%) Legal
7 29 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 29 (0.79%) Law
7 29 (0.79%) Advertising
8 21 (0.57%) Back Office
9 18 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 18 (0.49%) Games
10 17 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (0.38%) Marketing
12 12 (0.33%) Billing
13 9 (0.24%) French Language
14 8 (0.22%) Publishing
15 7 (0.19%) Electronics
16 5 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.14%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (0.84%) CSS
2 30 (0.81%) SOAP
3 11 (0.30%) Web Services
4 7 (0.19%) Middleware
4 7 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (0.19%) Ruby on Rails
4 7 (0.19%) RESTful
5 6 (0.16%) XMPP
5 6 (0.16%) LAMP
5 6 (0.16%) HTML
6 4 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.081%) .NET
7 3 (0.081%) COM
7 3 (0.081%) XML
8 2 (0.054%) JSON
8 2 (0.054%) Django
8 2 (0.054%) ZeroMQ
8 2 (0.054%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.027%) STL
9 1 (0.027%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 153 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (3.25%) Computer Science
3 70 (1.90%) Hedge funds
3 70 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
4 59 (1.60%) SecurID
5 50 (1.35%) Blackberry
6 43 (1.16%) Statistics
7 39 (1.06%) Firmware
8 37 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 32 (0.87%) PKI
10 24 (0.65%) Clustering
11 21 (0.57%) Open Source
11 21 (0.57%) EqualLogic
12 18 (0.49%) Smartphone
13 15 (0.41%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.41%) Replication
14 12 (0.33%) Mathematics
15 11 (0.30%) CESG
15 11 (0.30%) IPTV
16 10 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 708 (19.18%) Windows
2 474 (12.84%) Linux
3 247 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 180 (4.88%) UNIX
5 175 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 82 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (1.73%) Windows 7
8 51 (1.38%) Windows XP
9 32 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (0.87%) VMS
10 29 (0.79%) CentOS
11 27 (0.73%) Solaris
12 26 (0.70%) Android
12 26 (0.70%) Windows Phone 8
12 26 (0.70%) Windows Phone
13 25 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.43%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.30%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.24%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (10.35%) Load Balancing
2 361 (9.78%) Network Design
3 354 (9.59%) ITIL
4 301 (8.15%) Network Management
5 187 (5.07%) Network Monitoring
6 170 (4.60%) Change Management
7 150 (4.06%) E-Commerce
8 130 (3.52%) Project Management
9 119 (3.22%) Information Security
9 119 (3.22%) Incident Management
10 106 (2.87%) Capacity Planning
11 104 (2.82%) Change Control
11 104 (2.82%) Low Latency
12 98 (2.65%) Network Architecture
13 78 (2.11%) Mentoring
14 73 (1.98%) Disaster Recovery
14 73 (1.98%) Migration
15 72 (1.95%) Capacity Management
16 69 (1.87%) Service Delivery
17 60 (1.63%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 120 (3.25%) SQL
2 94 (2.55%) Perl
3 56 (1.52%) Lisp
4 54 (1.46%) PowerShell
5 43 (1.16%) Bash Shell
6 35 (0.95%) Python
7 28 (0.76%) PHP
8 24 (0.65%) C
9 23 (0.62%) Shell Script
10 12 (0.33%) Ruby
11 11 (0.30%) C++
12 9 (0.24%) Java
12 9 (0.24%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.19%) PowerHouse
14 6 (0.16%) VB
15 5 (0.14%) VBA
16 3 (0.081%) VBScript
17 2 (0.054%) AWK
18 1 (0.027%) Tcl
18 1 (0.027%) C#
Qualifications
1 2271 (61.51%) Cisco Certification
2 1688 (45.72%) CCNP
3 1189 (32.20%) CCNA
4 405 (10.97%) CCIE
5 298 (8.07%) Degree
6 254 (6.88%) Security Cleared
7 168 (4.55%) SC Cleared
8 152 (4.12%) CCSE
9 150 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 142 (3.85%) CCIP
11 141 (3.82%) CCSP
12 132 (3.58%) CCSA
13 114 (3.09%) MCSE
14 111 (3.01%) JNCIA
15 98 (2.65%) CCDP
16 75 (2.03%) JNCIE
17 73 (1.98%) JNCIS
18 61 (1.65%) JNCIP
19 59 (1.60%) CISSP
20 58 (1.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (5.04%) SLA
2 80 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 56 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.24%) COBIT
7 8 (0.22%) GPG13
8 6 (0.16%) QA
9 3 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.054%) HIPAA
System Software
1 321 (8.69%) Active Directory
2 270 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 87 (2.36%) vSphere
5 64 (1.73%) VMware ESX
6 61 (1.65%) XenApp
7 50 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 26 (0.70%) ProxySG
10 21 (0.57%) UAG
11 17 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
12 16 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.38%) Snort
14 13 (0.35%) XenDesktop
15 12 (0.33%) KVM
16 11 (0.30%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.30%) Squid
17 10 (0.27%) ISA Server
18 6 (0.16%) Nmap
19 4 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 128 (3.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 78 (2.11%) CiscoWorks
3 75 (2.03%) Backup Exec
4 52 (1.41%) Cacti
5 51 (1.38%) Nagios
6 38 (1.03%) OpenView
7 37 (1.00%) HP NNM
7 37 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
7 37 (1.00%) FortiGate
8 32 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
9 30 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
10 28 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
11 27 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
12 25 (0.68%) SCOM
13 17 (0.46%) Netcool
13 17 (0.46%) SCCM
14 16 (0.43%) Puppet
15 12 (0.33%) Cisco IPCC
16 11 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
17 8 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2897 (78.47%) Cisco
2 1134 (30.72%) Juniper
3 931 (25.22%) CheckPoint
4 605 (16.39%) F5
5 563 (15.25%) VMware
6 410 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 299 (8.10%) Citrix
8 284 (7.69%) HP
9 215 (5.82%) SolarWinds
10 187 (5.07%) Fortinet
11 165 (4.47%) Blue Coat
12 126 (3.41%) Aruba
13 104 (2.82%) Riverbed
14 101 (2.74%) Avaya
15 88 (2.38%) Symantec
16 86 (2.33%) Nokia
17 81 (2.19%) Dell
18 79 (2.14%) Brocade
18 79 (2.14%) Mitel
19 78 (2.11%) McAfee
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + bonus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum + Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vadis People
Salary: c45,000 - 50,000 + ex bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Square One Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £45,000 per annum plus Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + Overtime, Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Lumesse
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Boeing
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Robert Half Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Prof Certs
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £29999 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + pension, bonus, medical, etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + £7500 shift allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago