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

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 154 220 205
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2150 1422 1655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.30% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.37% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1757 1126 1360
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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
106613 103834 110631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.68% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 88722 84404 95272
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,430 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +73 2035 £44,000 +3.52% 227
London +76 820 £46,500 -2.10% 93
South East +47 559 £42,500 +3.65% 41
City of London +74 220 £45,000 - 33
Berkshire +43 210 £42,500 -5.55% 13
East of England +45 184 £40,000 -1.23% 12
Yorkshire +45 182 £40,000 +6.66% 18
West Yorkshire +44 133 £42,500 +11.84% 10
West Midlands +48 130 £37,500 +8.69% 15
Reading +35 113 £47,500 +4.39% 4
Leeds +28 104 £45,000 +19.20% 9
Surrey +26 100 £44,750 -0.55% 8
Hampshire -15 86 £40,000 +23.07% 8
Hertfordshire +27 71 £40,000 +8.10% 7
South West +16 70 £44,500 +36.92% 23
North West -27 68 £40,000 - 20
Wales +35 58 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Essex +19 57 £48,000 +1.05% 1
Kent +15 50 £45,000 +9.75% 2
Birmingham +31 48 £40,000 - 5
Buckinghamshire +16 46 £45,000 +26.79% 3
South Wales +17 43 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Slough +5 37 £57,500 +27.77% 2
Manchester -26 33 £37,500 -11.76% 14
East Midlands +16 31 £37,500 - 4
Cambridgeshire -24 29 £40,000 - 2
Bedfordshire +22 26 £40,000 +2.56% 2
Oxfordshire +10 26 £28,975 -3.41% 3
Brentwood 0 26 £50,000 - 1
West Sussex +15 25 £45,000 -25.00% 2

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 3271 (80.93%) Cisco
2 2626 (64.97%) Cisco Certification
3 2563 (63.41%) Firewall
4 1963 (48.57%) CCNP
5 1519 (37.58%) WAN
6 1414 (34.98%) CCNA
7 1318 (32.61%) LAN
8 1299 (32.14%) Juniper
9 1155 (28.57%) CheckPoint
10 1125 (27.83%) VPN
11 1104 (27.31%) BGP
12 1034 (25.58%) MPLS
13 988 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
14 969 (23.97%) Network Security
15 854 (21.13%) OSPF
16 809 (20.01%) Windows
17 792 (19.59%) TCP/IP
18 737 (18.23%) Wireless
19 713 (17.64%) F5
20 692 (17.12%) VMware
21 609 (15.07%) VoIP
22 577 (14.28%) Telecoms
23 567 (14.03%) Finance
24 559 (13.83%) Linux
25 554 (13.71%) Microsoft
26 551 (13.63%) Cisco Nexus
27 543 (13.43%) DNS
28 481 (11.90%) EIGRP
29 462 (11.43%) ITIL
30 461 (11.41%) CCIE

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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
1 231 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 99 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (1.51%) Lync
3 61 (1.51%) IIS
4 42 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 41 (1.01%) Apache
6 39 (0.96%) SharePoint
7 36 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 25 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 24 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.17%) CMS
12 6 (0.15%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.099%) nginx
14 4 (0.099%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.074%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.049%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.049%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 314 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 104 (2.57%) MS Office
3 60 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.074%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.049%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.099%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.025%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.025%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
2 30 (0.74%) SaaS
3 23 (0.57%) Office 365
4 20 (0.49%) IaaS
5 11 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.25%) PaaS
7 7 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2563 (63.41%) Firewall
2 1519 (37.58%) WAN
3 1318 (32.61%) LAN
4 1125 (27.83%) VPN
5 1104 (27.31%) BGP
6 1034 (25.58%) MPLS
7 988 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
8 969 (23.97%) Network Security
9 854 (21.13%) OSPF
10 792 (19.59%) TCP/IP
11 737 (18.23%) Wireless
12 609 (15.07%) VoIP
13 551 (13.63%) Cisco Nexus
14 543 (13.43%) DNS
15 481 (11.90%) EIGRP
16 414 (10.24%) SSL
17 394 (9.75%) VLAN
18 339 (8.39%) Cisco IOS
19 338 (8.36%) IPsec
20 319 (7.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 20 (0.49%) MySQL
3 16 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (0.30%) Data Mining
6 9 (0.22%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.17%) Big Data
8 5 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.099%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.074%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.049%) DB2
12 1 (0.025%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.025%) QlikView
12 1 (0.025%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.025%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.025%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.099%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.099%) JIRA
3 4 (0.099%) Subversion
4 3 (0.074%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.025%) Selenium
5 1 (0.025%) WebDriver
General
1 577 (14.28%) Telecoms
2 567 (14.03%) Finance
3 103 (2.55%) Banking
4 82 (2.03%) Retail
5 67 (1.66%) Law
6 43 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 36 (0.89%) Advertising
8 32 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 28 (0.69%) Marketing
9 28 (0.69%) Back Office
10 24 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.59%) Games
11 23 (0.57%) Legal
12 21 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.32%) French Language
14 9 (0.22%) Publishing
14 9 (0.22%) Electronics
15 8 (0.20%) German Language
15 8 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (1.19%) CSS
2 13 (0.32%) SOAP
2 13 (0.32%) Web Services
3 10 (0.25%) LAMP
4 9 (0.22%) Middleware
5 6 (0.15%) XMPP
6 5 (0.12%) HTML
6 5 (0.12%) .NET
7 4 (0.099%) XML
8 3 (0.074%) WAP
9 2 (0.049%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.025%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.025%) CGI
10 1 (0.025%) WSH
10 1 (0.025%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.025%) MDX
10 1 (0.025%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.025%) RESTful
10 1 (0.025%) Natural Language Processing
10 1 (0.025%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 210 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (2.97%) Computer Science
3 79 (1.95%) Hedge funds
4 76 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
5 49 (1.21%) Management Information System
6 46 (1.14%) Blackberry
7 37 (0.92%) Statistics
8 36 (0.89%) PKI
9 34 (0.84%) Clustering
10 28 (0.69%) Replication
11 23 (0.57%) Open Source
12 16 (0.40%) IPTV
12 16 (0.40%) SecurID
12 16 (0.40%) Client/Server
13 14 (0.35%) e-Health
14 13 (0.32%) Mathematics
14 13 (0.32%) Performance Metrics
15 11 (0.27%) AVVID
16 10 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.22%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 809 (20.01%) Windows
2 559 (13.83%) Linux
3 272 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 203 (5.02%) UNIX
5 183 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 126 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 88 (2.18%) Windows 7
8 52 (1.29%) Windows 8
8 52 (1.29%) Windows XP
9 36 (0.89%) CentOS
10 33 (0.82%) Solaris
11 30 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.45%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.37%) SUSE
15 14 (0.35%) Windows 2000
16 12 (0.30%) VMS
17 11 (0.27%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.25%) Android
19 9 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (11.43%) ITIL
2 391 (9.67%) Load Balancing
3 357 (8.83%) Network Design
4 292 (7.22%) Network Monitoring
5 291 (7.20%) Network Management
6 230 (5.69%) Change Management
7 195 (4.82%) Project Management
8 168 (4.16%) Incident Management
9 137 (3.39%) E-Commerce
10 130 (3.22%) Migration
11 128 (3.17%) Information Security
12 125 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
13 121 (2.99%) Change Control
14 114 (2.82%) Network Architecture
15 103 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
16 93 (2.30%) Mentoring
17 85 (2.10%) Kalman Filter
18 83 (2.05%) Service Management
19 81 (2.00%) Low Latency
20 78 (1.93%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (3.74%) SQL
2 94 (2.33%) Perl
3 69 (1.71%) PowerShell
4 43 (1.06%) Python
5 39 (0.96%) Bash Shell
6 35 (0.87%) Lisp
7 32 (0.79%) PHP
7 32 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 17 (0.42%) C
9 10 (0.25%) Ruby
10 7 (0.17%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.15%) C++
12 4 (0.099%) Java
13 3 (0.074%) R
14 2 (0.049%) OCaml
14 2 (0.049%) AWK
14 2 (0.049%) VBScript
14 2 (0.049%) VB
15 1 (0.025%) C#
15 1 (0.025%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2626 (64.97%) Cisco Certification
2 1963 (48.57%) CCNP
3 1414 (34.98%) CCNA
4 461 (11.41%) CCIE
5 327 (8.09%) Security Cleared
6 326 (8.07%) Degree
7 249 (6.16%) SC Cleared
8 192 (4.75%) CCSE
9 157 (3.88%) CCSP
9 157 (3.88%) CCSA
10 155 (3.83%) CCDP
11 146 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 128 (3.17%) JNCIA
13 101 (2.50%) CCIP
14 100 (2.47%) CCDA
15 97 (2.40%) MCSE
16 89 (2.20%) JNCIE
17 84 (2.08%) JNCIS
18 74 (1.83%) JNCIP
19 63 (1.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (6.85%) SLA
2 98 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 80 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.25%) COBIT
5 10 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.20%) GPG13
7 7 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 4 (0.099%) QA
System Software
1 376 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 374 (9.25%) Active Directory
3 138 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 74 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
5 65 (1.61%) vSphere
6 61 (1.51%) VMware ESX
7 56 (1.39%) Firmware
8 42 (1.04%) XenApp
9 18 (0.45%) Snort
9 18 (0.45%) ProxySG
9 18 (0.45%) Terminal Services
10 14 (0.35%) UAG
11 13 (0.32%) Xen
12 10 (0.25%) ISA Server
13 8 (0.20%) KVM
13 8 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (0.20%) Squid
14 7 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.099%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 122 (3.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 104 (2.57%) CiscoWorks
3 64 (1.58%) Backup Exec
4 61 (1.51%) Nagios
5 58 (1.43%) SCOM
6 57 (1.41%) OpenView
7 55 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
8 53 (1.31%) FortiGate
8 53 (1.31%) Cacti
9 41 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
10 35 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
11 34 (0.84%) SCCM
12 33 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
13 24 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
14 20 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
15 17 (0.42%) HP NNM
16 16 (0.40%) Netcool
17 13 (0.32%) Cisco LMS
18 12 (0.30%) WSUS
19 11 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3271 (80.93%) Cisco
2 1299 (32.14%) Juniper
3 1155 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 713 (17.64%) F5
5 692 (17.12%) VMware
6 554 (13.71%) Microsoft
7 313 (7.74%) HP
8 292 (7.22%) SolarWinds
9 265 (6.56%) Citrix
10 205 (5.07%) Fortinet
11 198 (4.90%) Blue Coat
12 159 (3.93%) Avaya
13 138 (3.41%) Aruba
14 117 (2.89%) Riverbed
15 93 (2.30%) Nokia
16 86 (2.13%) Dell
17 85 (2.10%) Symantec
18 80 (1.98%) McAfee
19 78 (1.93%) Brocade
20 70 (1.73%) Red Hat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package, On call
Posted: 5 hours ago
Goole, North Humberside
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Unspecified Flexible depending on experience + attractive package
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
@ITS
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £55,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + 3k Car allowance, 5k bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £65000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + £3000 car allowance + £5,000 bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago