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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 148 223 200
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2076 1338 1593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.97% 1.29% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.36% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1734 1059 1305
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +82 1949 £45,000 +5.88% 238
London +97 836 £47,500 -5.00% 108
South East +57 524 £43,000 +1.17% 48
City of London +91 236 £47,500 -5.00% 45
Berkshire +42 174 £46,250 +2.77% 13
Yorkshire +33 155 £38,750 +3.33% 19
East of England +35 139 £40,000 -1.23% 10
Surrey +43 106 £43,250 -5.77% 9
West Midlands +16 104 £37,500 +7.14% 11
West Yorkshire +13 103 £42,500 +11.84% 11
North West +12 85 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Reading +41 82 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Hampshire -15 82 £40,000 -4.76% 16
South West +14 80 £44,500 +27.14% 22
Leeds -13 70 £45,000 +19.20% 5
Wales +6 58 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Hertfordshire +16 55 £40,000 +8.10% 1
Buckinghamshire +35 51 £40,000 -
Kent +16 47 £42,500 - 4
South Wales -4 46 £42,750 -5.00% 6
Manchester +14 42 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Birmingham +21 38 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Essex -5 35 £47,500 -0.52% 6
East Midlands +28 30 £41,500 +18.57% 3
Milton Keynes +12 30 £40,000 -
Cheshire -11 29 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Halifax - 27 £40,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire +6 26 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Scotland +17 25 £47,500 +5.55% 8
East Sussex +5 24 £45,000 +12.50% 1

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3332 (81.25%) Cisco
2 2650 (64.62%) Cisco Certification
3 2546 (62.08%) Firewall
4 1973 (48.11%) CCNP
5 1545 (37.67%) WAN
6 1431 (34.89%) CCNA
7 1383 (33.72%) LAN
8 1254 (30.58%) Juniper
9 1193 (29.09%) CheckPoint
10 1119 (27.29%) VPN
11 1090 (26.58%) BGP
12 1025 (24.99%) MPLS
13 995 (24.26%) Cisco ASA
14 979 (23.87%) Network Security
15 880 (21.46%) OSPF
16 842 (20.53%) TCP/IP
17 800 (19.51%) Windows
18 760 (18.53%) Wireless
19 700 (17.07%) F5
20 687 (16.75%) VMware
21 621 (15.14%) VoIP
22 610 (14.87%) Finance
23 570 (13.90%) Cisco Nexus
24 568 (13.85%) Telecoms
24 568 (13.85%) Microsoft
25 548 (13.36%) DNS
25 548 (13.36%) Linux
26 499 (12.17%) ITIL
27 488 (11.90%) EIGRP
28 466 (11.36%) CCIE

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 235 (5.73%) MS Exchange
2 87 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (1.54%) Lync
4 45 (1.10%) IIS
5 44 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 40 (0.98%) Apache
7 37 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 22 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.15%) CMS
11 6 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.15%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.15%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.098%) Moodle
14 3 (0.073%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.073%) nginx
14 3 (0.073%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.049%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 303 (7.39%) MS Excel
2 103 (2.51%) MS Office
3 72 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.049%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.049%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
2 4 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.049%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.024%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 39 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 31 (0.76%) SaaS
3 30 (0.73%) Office 365
4 25 (0.61%) IaaS
5 15 (0.37%) PaaS
6 14 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.098%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2546 (62.08%) Firewall
2 1545 (37.67%) WAN
3 1383 (33.72%) LAN
4 1119 (27.29%) VPN
5 1090 (26.58%) BGP
6 1025 (24.99%) MPLS
7 995 (24.26%) Cisco ASA
8 979 (23.87%) Network Security
9 880 (21.46%) OSPF
10 842 (20.53%) TCP/IP
11 760 (18.53%) Wireless
12 621 (15.14%) VoIP
13 570 (13.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 548 (13.36%) DNS
15 488 (11.90%) EIGRP
16 416 (10.14%) SSL
17 404 (9.85%) VLAN
18 376 (9.17%) Cisco IOS
19 334 (8.14%) IPsec
20 311 (7.58%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (2.66%) SQL Server
2 20 (0.49%) MySQL
3 16 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (0.37%) Data Mining
5 13 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (0.22%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.20%) Big Data
8 6 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.049%) DB2
9 2 (0.049%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.049%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.024%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.12%) Subversion
4 4 (0.098%) JIRA
4 4 (0.098%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (0.098%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.073%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.049%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.049%) Metasploit
General
1 610 (14.87%) Finance
2 568 (13.85%) Telecoms
3 115 (2.80%) Banking
4 84 (2.05%) Retail
5 74 (1.80%) Law
6 63 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 37 (0.90%) Advertising
8 33 (0.80%) Marketing
9 31 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 26 (0.63%) Games
11 25 (0.61%) Back Office
12 23 (0.56%) Legal
12 23 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.32%) Electronics
14 12 (0.29%) Multimedia
14 12 (0.29%) French Language
15 9 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.15%) German Language
18 5 (0.12%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (1.07%) CSS
2 20 (0.49%) Web Services
3 15 (0.37%) SOAP
4 10 (0.24%) Middleware
5 9 (0.22%) LAMP
6 6 (0.15%) XMPP
6 6 (0.15%) HTML
6 6 (0.15%) .NET
7 4 (0.098%) XML
8 3 (0.073%) WAP
9 2 (0.049%) J2EE
9 2 (0.049%) REST
9 2 (0.049%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.024%) Natural Language Processing
10 1 (0.024%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.024%) MDX
10 1 (0.024%) FreeSWITCH
10 1 (0.024%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.024%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 230 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (2.61%) Computer Science
3 83 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
4 79 (1.93%) Hedge funds
5 54 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 43 (1.05%) Clustering
7 36 (0.88%) PKI
8 33 (0.80%) Blackberry
9 31 (0.76%) Open Source
10 29 (0.71%) Statistics
11 26 (0.63%) Replication
12 21 (0.51%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.46%) Derivative
14 16 (0.39%) IPTV
15 15 (0.37%) e-Health
16 13 (0.32%) Performance Metrics
17 12 (0.29%) Mathematics
18 11 (0.27%) SecurID
18 11 (0.27%) CESG
18 11 (0.27%) AVVID
Operating Systems
1 800 (19.51%) Windows
2 548 (13.36%) Linux
3 260 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 205 (5.00%) UNIX
5 168 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 138 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 80 (1.95%) Windows 7
8 42 (1.02%) Windows 8
9 41 (1.00%) Windows XP
10 35 (0.85%) Solaris
11 31 (0.76%) CentOS
12 25 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (0.61%) Ubuntu
13 15 (0.37%) SUSE
14 14 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.29%) Windows 2000
16 10 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
18 8 (0.20%) Android
18 8 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (12.17%) ITIL
2 391 (9.53%) Network Design
3 377 (9.19%) Load Balancing
4 313 (7.63%) Network Monitoring
5 291 (7.10%) Network Management
6 235 (5.73%) Change Management
7 199 (4.85%) Project Management
8 186 (4.54%) Incident Management
9 149 (3.63%) Migration
10 134 (3.27%) Information Security
11 128 (3.12%) Change Control
12 120 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
13 116 (2.83%) E-Commerce
14 109 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
14 109 (2.66%) Network Architecture
15 99 (2.41%) Problem Management
15 99 (2.41%) Mentoring
16 96 (2.34%) Kalman Filter
17 94 (2.29%) Service Management
18 85 (2.07%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 157 (3.83%) SQL
2 80 (1.95%) Perl
3 65 (1.58%) PowerShell
4 55 (1.34%) Python
5 35 (0.85%) Bash Shell
6 30 (0.73%) Shell Script
7 27 (0.66%) C
8 25 (0.61%) PHP
9 24 (0.59%) Lisp
10 10 (0.24%) Ruby
11 8 (0.20%) C++
12 7 (0.17%) Java
12 7 (0.17%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.15%) JCL
14 4 (0.098%) Tcl
15 3 (0.073%) C#
15 3 (0.073%) R
16 2 (0.049%) VBScript
16 2 (0.049%) OCaml
17 1 (0.024%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2650 (64.62%) Cisco Certification
2 1973 (48.11%) CCNP
3 1431 (34.89%) CCNA
4 466 (11.36%) CCIE
5 346 (8.44%) Security Cleared
6 330 (8.05%) Degree
7 258 (6.29%) SC Cleared
8 188 (4.58%) CCSE
9 170 (4.15%) CCSA
10 164 (4.00%) CCDP
11 147 (3.58%) CCSP
12 136 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 115 (2.80%) CCDA
14 114 (2.78%) JNCIA
15 107 (2.61%) CCIP
16 94 (2.29%) MCSE
17 89 (2.17%) JNCIS
18 75 (1.83%) CISSP
19 68 (1.66%) JNCIP
20 65 (1.58%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (7.95%) SLA
2 106 (2.58%) PCI DSS
3 86 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.27%) GPG13
6 9 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 8 (0.20%) COBIT
8 6 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.049%) QA
System Software
1 386 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 362 (8.83%) Active Directory
3 148 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 69 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
5 64 (1.56%) Firmware
6 58 (1.41%) vSphere
7 50 (1.22%) VMware ESX
8 42 (1.02%) XenApp
9 19 (0.46%) Terminal Services
10 18 (0.44%) Snort
11 13 (0.32%) UAG
12 12 (0.29%) ProxySG
12 12 (0.29%) Xen
13 11 (0.27%) Squid
14 7 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
14 7 (0.17%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (0.15%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.12%) KVM
16 5 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 120 (2.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 109 (2.66%) CiscoWorks
3 70 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
4 69 (1.68%) OpenView
5 68 (1.66%) Nagios
6 60 (1.46%) SCOM
7 53 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
8 51 (1.24%) Cacti
9 50 (1.22%) FortiGate
10 45 (1.10%) Backup Exec
11 41 (1.00%) Cisco UCCE
12 38 (0.93%) SCCM
13 33 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
14 29 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
15 24 (0.59%) Cisco LMS
16 21 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
17 17 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
18 16 (0.39%) HP NNM
19 15 (0.37%) OPNET
19 15 (0.37%) Opsview
Vendors
1 3332 (81.25%) Cisco
2 1254 (30.58%) Juniper
3 1193 (29.09%) CheckPoint
4 700 (17.07%) F5
5 687 (16.75%) VMware
6 568 (13.85%) Microsoft
7 324 (7.90%) HP
8 316 (7.71%) SolarWinds
9 236 (5.75%) Citrix
10 209 (5.10%) Blue Coat
11 196 (4.78%) Fortinet
12 169 (4.12%) Avaya
13 129 (3.15%) Riverbed
14 111 (2.71%) Aruba
15 100 (2.44%) Nokia
16 91 (2.22%) Dell
17 89 (2.17%) McAfee
18 68 (1.66%) Red Hat
18 68 (1.66%) Symantec
19 67 (1.63%) Brocade
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + potential relocator package
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + NC Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum £50,000 - £55,000 per an
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + 20% shift allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £44,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £78000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago