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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 150 203 176
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2029 1518 1665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.93% 1.44% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.52% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1682 1270 1360
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +50 1918 £45,000 +5.88% 247
London +104 875 £50,000 +5.26% 106
South East +16 501 £45,000 +5.88% 51
City of London +87 267 £51,750 +3.50% 45
Berkshire +22 151 £47,500 +5.55% 13
East of England +7 123 £45,000 +16.88% 5
Yorkshire -15 120 £38,750 +10.71% 16
Surrey +44 108 £46,500 +3.33% 11
South West +10 96 £37,500 +16.27% 21
North West +15 90 £37,500 -25.00% 19
Hampshire -27 89 £45,500 +13.75% 12
West Midlands -3 81 £37,500 +7.14% 21
West Yorkshire -27 74 £42,500 +21.42% 12
Reading +10 65 £50,000 +6.38% 5
Buckinghamshire +39 57 £40,000 - 7
Manchester +13 57 £37,500 -21.87% 8
Leeds -31 55 £43,000 +22.85% 11
Kent +2 48 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Milton Keynes +32 42 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Hertfordshire -22 40 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Scotland +28 37 £42,500 -10.52% 6
Cambridgeshire +21 37 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South Wales -24 36 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Wales -27 36 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Essex +2 35 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Bristol +6 33 £40,000 +35.59% 5
East Midlands +40 32 £31,500 -13.10% 5
Birmingham -4 26 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Cambridge +8 25 £41,000 +2.50% 1
Wiltshire +3 25 £36,250 -9.37% 3

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3446 (82.40%) Cisco
2 2714 (64.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2561 (61.24%) Firewall
4 2023 (48.37%) CCNP
5 1582 (37.83%) WAN
6 1471 (35.17%) CCNA
7 1421 (33.98%) LAN
8 1219 (29.15%) Juniper
9 1166 (27.88%) CheckPoint
10 1151 (27.52%) BGP
11 1110 (26.54%) VPN
12 1060 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
13 1055 (25.23%) MPLS
14 969 (23.17%) Network Security
15 928 (22.19%) OSPF
16 832 (19.89%) TCP/IP
17 825 (19.73%) Wireless
18 775 (18.53%) Windows
19 771 (18.44%) F5
20 680 (16.26%) VMware
21 656 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
22 601 (14.37%) Finance
23 586 (14.01%) VoIP
24 583 (13.94%) Microsoft
25 569 (13.61%) Linux
26 544 (13.01%) DNS
27 532 (12.72%) ITIL
28 528 (12.63%) EIGRP
29 508 (12.15%) Telecoms
30 470 (11.24%) CCIE

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 240 (5.74%) MS Exchange
2 77 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 71 (1.70%) Lync
4 42 (1.00%) SharePoint
4 42 (1.00%) IIS
5 38 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (0.77%) Apache
7 31 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 21 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.14%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.096%) Moodle
13 3 (0.072%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.072%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.072%) CMS
13 3 (0.072%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.048%) Site Server
14 2 (0.048%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.048%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 333 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 112 (2.68%) MS Office
3 88 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.024%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.048%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.048%) assyst
2 2 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (0.88%) Office 365
2 32 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
2 32 (0.77%) IaaS
3 31 (0.74%) SaaS
4 21 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.41%) PaaS
6 12 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.096%) GitHub
7 4 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.048%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2561 (61.24%) Firewall
2 1582 (37.83%) WAN
3 1421 (33.98%) LAN
4 1151 (27.52%) BGP
5 1110 (26.54%) VPN
6 1060 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
7 1055 (25.23%) MPLS
8 969 (23.17%) Network Security
9 928 (22.19%) OSPF
10 832 (19.89%) TCP/IP
11 825 (19.73%) Wireless
12 656 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
13 586 (14.01%) VoIP
14 544 (13.01%) DNS
15 528 (12.63%) EIGRP
16 442 (10.57%) VLAN
17 401 (9.59%) SSL
18 382 (9.13%) Cisco IOS
19 362 (8.66%) IPsec
20 322 (7.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 20 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (0.43%) MySQL
4 15 (0.36%) Data Mining
5 8 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.14%) Big Data
8 2 (0.048%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.024%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.024%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.096%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (0.096%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.096%) JIRA
5 2 (0.048%) Subversion
5 2 (0.048%) Metasploit
General
1 601 (14.37%) Finance
2 508 (12.15%) Telecoms
3 119 (2.85%) Banking
4 82 (1.96%) Law
5 73 (1.75%) Retail
6 64 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 38 (0.91%) Advertising
8 32 (0.77%) Marketing
9 28 (0.67%) Back Office
10 27 (0.65%) Games
11 22 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.53%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.48%) Multimedia
13 19 (0.45%) Legal
14 15 (0.36%) French Language
15 13 (0.31%) Electronics
16 12 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.24%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.19%) Billing
19 6 (0.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (1.08%) CSS
2 19 (0.45%) Web Services
3 14 (0.33%) XMPP
4 12 (0.29%) LAMP
5 10 (0.24%) SOAP
6 7 (0.17%) HTML
6 7 (0.17%) Middleware
7 6 (0.14%) .NET
8 4 (0.096%) JSP
9 3 (0.072%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.072%) REST
9 3 (0.072%) J2EE
9 3 (0.072%) WAP
10 1 (0.024%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.024%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.024%) FreeSWITCH
10 1 (0.024%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.024%) XML
10 1 (0.024%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 221 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (2.18%) Computer Science
3 83 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
4 73 (1.75%) Hedge funds
5 61 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 58 (1.39%) Clustering
7 40 (0.96%) Open Source
8 35 (0.84%) Blackberry
9 30 (0.72%) Statistics
10 26 (0.62%) PKI
10 26 (0.62%) Derivative
11 24 (0.57%) Replication
12 21 (0.50%) e-Health
13 20 (0.48%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.43%) IPTV
15 14 (0.33%) User Experience
15 14 (0.33%) Performance Metrics
16 12 (0.29%) SecurID
17 11 (0.26%) Mathematics
18 10 (0.24%) AVVID
Operating Systems
1 775 (18.53%) Windows
2 569 (13.61%) Linux
3 222 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 203 (4.85%) UNIX
5 153 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 141 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 74 (1.77%) Windows 7
8 52 (1.24%) Windows XP
9 49 (1.17%) Windows 8
10 35 (0.84%) Solaris
11 30 (0.72%) Ubuntu
12 29 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (0.67%) CentOS
14 13 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
15 12 (0.29%) Windows 2000
15 12 (0.29%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.29%) SUSE
16 10 (0.24%) Android
17 9 (0.22%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (12.72%) ITIL
2 429 (10.26%) Network Design
3 414 (9.90%) Load Balancing
4 353 (8.44%) Network Monitoring
5 266 (6.36%) Network Management
6 242 (5.79%) Change Management
7 210 (5.02%) Project Management
8 180 (4.30%) Incident Management
9 164 (3.92%) Migration
10 130 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
11 125 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
12 124 (2.97%) Problem Management
13 121 (2.89%) Change Control
14 118 (2.82%) Information Security
15 112 (2.68%) Network Architecture
16 110 (2.63%) Mentoring
17 93 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
17 93 (2.22%) Service Delivery
18 89 (2.13%) Service Management
18 89 (2.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 153 (3.66%) SQL
2 79 (1.89%) Perl
3 73 (1.75%) Python
4 62 (1.48%) PowerShell
5 39 (0.93%) C
6 37 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 29 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 21 (0.50%) PHP
9 14 (0.33%) Ruby
10 11 (0.26%) Lisp
11 9 (0.22%) Java
12 6 (0.14%) JCL
13 4 (0.096%) Tcl
13 4 (0.096%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.096%) C#
14 3 (0.072%) R
14 3 (0.072%) C++
15 2 (0.048%) VBScript
15 2 (0.048%) OCaml
16 1 (0.024%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2714 (64.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2023 (48.37%) CCNP
3 1471 (35.17%) CCNA
4 470 (11.24%) CCIE
5 345 (8.25%) Security Cleared
6 326 (7.80%) Degree
7 255 (6.10%) SC Cleared
8 180 (4.30%) CCSE
9 173 (4.14%) CCDP
10 172 (4.11%) CCSA
11 131 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 128 (3.06%) CCSP
13 122 (2.92%) CCDA
14 120 (2.87%) JNCIA
15 119 (2.85%) VCP4
16 100 (2.39%) MCSE
17 98 (2.34%) JNCIS
18 89 (2.13%) CCIP
18 89 (2.13%) CISSP
19 76 (1.82%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 354 (8.46%) SLA
2 112 (2.68%) PCI DSS
3 95 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.31%) GPG13
6 7 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 5 (0.12%) QA
9 4 (0.096%) COBIT
9 4 (0.096%) JSP 440
System Software
1 387 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 338 (8.08%) Active Directory
3 150 (3.59%) Hyper-V
4 66 (1.58%) vSphere
5 63 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
6 58 (1.39%) Firmware
7 42 (1.00%) XenApp
8 36 (0.86%) VMware ESX
9 22 (0.53%) Terminal Services
9 22 (0.53%) Snort
10 14 (0.33%) Xen
11 13 (0.31%) Squid
12 10 (0.24%) ISA Server
12 10 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (0.19%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.17%) UAG
15 6 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.12%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.12%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.096%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 111 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 105 (2.51%) CiscoWorks
3 79 (1.89%) OpenView
4 76 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
4 76 (1.82%) Nagios
5 65 (1.55%) FortiGate
6 63 (1.51%) SCOM
7 61 (1.46%) Cacti
8 59 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
9 48 (1.15%) Backup Exec
10 46 (1.10%) Cisco UCCE
11 44 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
12 40 (0.96%) SCCM
13 29 (0.69%) Cisco LMS
14 25 (0.60%) OPNET
15 24 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
16 22 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
17 20 (0.48%) Opsview
18 16 (0.38%) Puppet
19 15 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3446 (82.40%) Cisco
2 1219 (29.15%) Juniper
3 1166 (27.88%) CheckPoint
4 771 (18.44%) F5
5 680 (16.26%) VMware
6 583 (13.94%) Microsoft
7 366 (8.75%) HP
8 330 (7.89%) SolarWinds
9 249 (5.95%) Citrix
10 191 (4.57%) Fortinet
11 187 (4.47%) Blue Coat
12 169 (4.04%) Avaya
13 155 (3.71%) Riverbed
14 104 (2.49%) Dell
15 102 (2.44%) Nokia
16 90 (2.15%) Aruba
17 78 (1.87%) McAfee
18 76 (1.82%) Brocade
19 73 (1.75%) Red Hat
20 67 (1.60%) SonicWALL
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £150000 per annum + Bonus + Benifts
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Hudson IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, On-Call, Overtime and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Health & Pension & Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Overtime
Posted: 9 hours ago
Yorkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £40.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Suffolk
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Imperative People
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Imperative People
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum + full bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Imperative People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + full bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Fantastic bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £68000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday