The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 762 760 799
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 104 115 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.11% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 95 94 72
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,800 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Specialist within the UK.

Network Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Network Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Specialist over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 within the UK.

Network Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Specialist
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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
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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 +7 94 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Yorkshire +31 47 £50,000 +17.64% 3
North Yorkshire +38 26 £52,500 +5.00% 1
York +32 25 £52,500 +5.00% 1
West Yorkshire +9 20 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Leeds +29 19 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England -19 17 £55,000 +15.78% 2
London -10 16 £55,000 +17.64%
Aberdeen - 9 £37,500 - 1
Scotland - 9 £37,500 - 1
Bedfordshire +19 7 £57,500 +76.92% 1
South East -40 7 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Brentwood -17 6 £50,000 -
Essex -37 6 £50,000 +5.26%
City of London +6 3 £55,000 +18.91%
South West -26 3 £46,500 +3.33%
Hampshire -31 3 £32,000 -20.00%
Bristol - 3 £46,500 -
North West -4 2 £37,000 -3.89%
West Midlands -7 2 £41,250 +26.92%
Surrey -11 2 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Hertfordshire -19 2 £48,250 +26.97%
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £32,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £41,250 -
Dunstable - 2 £48,750 -
Egham - 2 £37,500 -
Chester +17 1 - -
Bridgend +4 1 £42,500 -29.16%

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 167 (90.76%) Cisco
2 145 (78.80%) Cisco Certification
3 130 (70.65%) CCNP
4 118 (64.13%) Firewall
5 92 (50.00%) BGP
6 82 (44.57%) OSPF
7 78 (42.39%) Network Security
8 75 (40.76%) CheckPoint
9 70 (38.04%) Cisco Nexus
10 66 (35.87%) CCSE
11 63 (34.24%) Cisco ASA
12 62 (33.70%) Juniper
13 60 (32.61%) F5
14 55 (29.89%) MPLS
14 55 (29.89%) Wireless
15 52 (28.26%) Mentoring
16 51 (27.72%) HP
17 47 (25.54%) CCNA
17 47 (25.54%) EIGRP
17 47 (25.54%) Cisco IOS
18 41 (22.28%) ITIL
19 39 (21.20%) SLA
20 38 (20.65%) DNS
20 38 (20.65%) LAN
20 38 (20.65%) VMware
21 37 (20.11%) Finance
21 37 (20.11%) WAN
22 36 (19.57%) VPN
22 36 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
23 35 (19.02%) Network Monitoring

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.54%) Lync
2 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 14 (7.61%) MS Office
3 12 (6.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.09%) PaaS
1 2 (1.09%) IaaS
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (64.13%) Firewall
2 92 (50.00%) BGP
3 82 (44.57%) OSPF
4 78 (42.39%) Network Security
5 70 (38.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 63 (34.24%) Cisco ASA
7 55 (29.89%) Wireless
7 55 (29.89%) MPLS
8 47 (25.54%) EIGRP
8 47 (25.54%) Cisco IOS
9 38 (20.65%) LAN
9 38 (20.65%) DNS
10 37 (20.11%) WAN
11 36 (19.57%) VPN
12 35 (19.02%) BIG-IP
13 34 (18.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 34 (18.48%) DHCP
14 33 (17.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 32 (17.39%) TCP/IP
16 29 (15.76%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Metasploit
General
1 37 (20.11%) Finance
2 22 (11.96%) Banking
3 7 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.17%) Retail
4 4 (2.17%) Games
5 2 (1.09%) Automotive
5 2 (1.09%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.63%) XMPP
2 2 (1.09%) Web Services
2 2 (1.09%) XML
2 2 (1.09%) Middleware
3 1 (0.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.33%) Thin Client
2 19 (10.33%) Fat Client
3 10 (5.43%) Clustering
4 7 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.72%) Replication
6 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.54%) PKI
7 1 (0.54%) Statistics
7 1 (0.54%) Open Source
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.50%) Windows
2 22 (11.96%) Linux
3 13 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.26%) UNIX
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.09%) Solaris
6 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (28.26%) Mentoring
2 41 (22.28%) ITIL
3 35 (19.02%) Network Monitoring
4 33 (17.93%) Network Management
5 31 (16.85%) Service Delivery
6 21 (11.41%) Load Balancing
7 20 (10.87%) Network Design
7 20 (10.87%) Change Management
8 18 (9.78%) E-Commerce
9 17 (9.24%) Project Management
9 17 (9.24%) Line Management
10 16 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (8.70%) Network Architecture
11 15 (8.15%) PRINCE2
12 13 (7.07%) PRINCE
12 13 (7.07%) Information Security
12 13 (7.07%) Process Improvement
12 13 (7.07%) Change Control
13 11 (5.98%) High Availability
14 10 (5.43%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.52%) SQL
2 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.09%) C
2 2 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 145 (78.80%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (70.65%) CCNP
3 66 (35.87%) CCSE
4 47 (25.54%) CCNA
5 34 (18.48%) CCDP
6 21 (11.41%) CISSP
7 14 (7.61%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (5.98%) CCSA
8 11 (5.98%) Degree
9 5 (2.72%) JNCIS
10 4 (2.17%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.17%) CCIP
10 4 (2.17%) CCIE
10 4 (2.17%) CCSP
11 2 (1.09%) HNC
11 2 (1.09%) HND
11 2 (1.09%) CISM
12 1 (0.54%) CISA
12 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.54%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (21.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) HL7
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 36 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.52%) XenServer
3 6 (3.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.54%) XenApp
5 1 (0.54%) Firmware
5 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.54%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (8.70%) HP NNM
2 6 (3.26%) Cisco UCCE
2 6 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (2.72%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (2.72%) Netcool
4 4 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.09%) OpenView
6 1 (0.54%) RANCID
6 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.54%) Nagios
6 1 (0.54%) Cacti
Vendors
1 167 (90.76%) Cisco
2 75 (40.76%) CheckPoint
3 62 (33.70%) Juniper
4 60 (32.61%) F5
5 51 (27.72%) HP
6 38 (20.65%) VMware
7 35 (19.02%) Citrix
8 33 (17.93%) Blue Coat
9 29 (15.76%) Infoblox
9 29 (15.76%) Imperva
10 23 (12.50%) SolarWinds
11 14 (7.61%) Dell
12 12 (6.52%) SonicWALL
13 9 (4.89%) EMC
14 8 (4.35%) Microsoft
15 7 (3.80%) Oracle
16 6 (3.26%) Polycom
17 4 (2.17%) Sourcefire
18 3 (1.63%) IronPort
18 3 (1.63%) Splunk
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Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £1.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + generous bonus + excellent benefit
Posted: 5 days ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
Skye Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum with company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Volt
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
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RM Education
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 23 days ago