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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 771 768 768
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 116 126 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 99 103 81
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 £37,000 £35,000 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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
101493 101105 101549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.45% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83542 81233 85841
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 2 March 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 2 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
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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 +13 108 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Yorkshire +35 48 £50,000 +5.26% 1
York +30 25 £52,500 +5.00%
North Yorkshire +26 25 £52,500 +5.00%
East of England -7 23 £48,750 +21.87%
West Yorkshire +14 22 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Leeds +21 21 £50,000 +11.11% 1
London +12 16 £65,000 +41.30%
South East -35 12 £43,750 -2.77% 1
Cambridgeshire - 12 - -
Cambridge - 11 - -
Scotland +23 7 £37,500 +7.14%
Aberdeen - 7 £37,500 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £51,250 -
Hampshire -2 4 £37,250 -6.87%
Brentwood -12 4 £50,000 -
South West -13 4 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Essex -25 4 £50,000 -
Berkshire -7 3 £50,000 -9.09%
Birmingham -12 3 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Hertfordshire -13 3 £25,000 -37.50%
West Midlands -29 3 £41,250 +26.92% 2
Bristol - 3 £46,500 - 1
Kent +5 2 £51,375 +14.16%
Surrey 0 2 £52,500 -
North West -13 2 £37,000 -10.84% 1
Basingstoke - 2 £32,000 -
Southampton - 2 £43,750 -
Chester +10 1 - -
Lancashire +5 1 £37,000 +17.46% 1

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 187 (88.63%) Cisco
2 170 (80.57%) Cisco Certification
3 151 (71.56%) CCNP
4 146 (69.19%) Firewall
5 107 (50.71%) BGP
6 100 (47.39%) Network Security
7 88 (41.71%) OSPF
8 86 (40.76%) CheckPoint
9 80 (37.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 76 (36.02%) CCSE
11 75 (35.55%) MPLS
12 72 (34.12%) Juniper
13 69 (32.70%) Cisco ASA
14 67 (31.75%) F5
15 62 (29.38%) Mentoring
16 59 (27.96%) Wireless
16 59 (27.96%) CCNA
17 58 (27.49%) HP
18 57 (27.01%) Cisco IOS
19 54 (25.59%) VMware
20 53 (25.12%) EIGRP
21 50 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
22 49 (23.22%) Citrix
22 49 (23.22%) ITIL
23 48 (22.75%) WAN
24 46 (21.80%) DNS
25 45 (21.33%) SLA
26 43 (20.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
27 42 (19.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
28 41 (19.43%) Network Monitoring

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 4 (1.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (6.64%) MS Office
1 14 (6.64%) MS Excel
1 14 (6.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.95%) PaaS
1 2 (0.95%) IaaS
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 146 (69.19%) Firewall
2 107 (50.71%) BGP
3 100 (47.39%) Network Security
4 88 (41.71%) OSPF
5 80 (37.91%) Cisco Nexus
6 75 (35.55%) MPLS
7 69 (32.70%) Cisco ASA
8 59 (27.96%) Wireless
9 57 (27.01%) Cisco IOS
10 53 (25.12%) EIGRP
11 48 (22.75%) WAN
12 46 (21.80%) DNS
13 43 (20.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 42 (19.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 41 (19.43%) DHCP
15 41 (19.43%) BIG-IP
16 40 (18.96%) LAN
17 36 (17.06%) TCP/IP
17 36 (17.06%) VPN
18 34 (16.11%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Metasploit
General
1 40 (18.96%) Finance
2 20 (9.48%) Banking
3 8 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.90%) Retail
4 4 (1.90%) Games
5 2 (0.95%) Automotive
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.42%) XMPP
2 2 (0.95%) Web Services
2 2 (0.95%) XML
2 2 (0.95%) Middleware
3 1 (0.47%) COM
3 1 (0.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.32%) Fat Client
2 26 (12.32%) Thin Client
3 7 (3.32%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.84%) Clustering
5 5 (2.37%) Replication
6 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.95%) PKI
6 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.47%) Open Source
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.47%) Statistics
7 1 (0.47%) Equities
7 1 (0.47%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.27%) Windows
1 28 (13.27%) Linux
2 16 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (3.79%) UNIX
4 3 (1.42%) Solaris
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (29.38%) Mentoring
2 49 (23.22%) ITIL
3 41 (19.43%) Network Monitoring
4 38 (18.01%) Network Management
5 31 (14.69%) Service Delivery
5 31 (14.69%) Network Design
6 24 (11.37%) Load Balancing
7 23 (10.90%) Project Management
8 21 (9.95%) E-Commerce
9 20 (9.48%) Line Management
10 19 (9.00%) Change Management
11 18 (8.53%) Network Architecture
12 16 (7.58%) Information Security
13 15 (7.11%) Change Control
14 14 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (6.64%) PRINCE2
15 12 (5.69%) SIEM
16 11 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (5.21%) Process Improvement
16 11 (5.21%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.69%) SQL
2 2 (0.95%) Python
2 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
2 2 (0.95%) C
2 2 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 170 (80.57%) Cisco Certification
2 151 (71.56%) CCNP
3 76 (36.02%) CCSE
4 59 (27.96%) CCNA
5 32 (15.17%) CISSP
6 30 (14.22%) CCDP
7 19 (9.00%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (8.06%) CCSA
9 15 (7.11%) Degree
10 8 (3.79%) CCSP
11 6 (2.84%) JNCIS
12 5 (2.37%) CCIP
13 4 (1.90%) CCIE
13 4 (1.90%) Security Cleared
14 3 (1.42%) JNCIP
15 2 (0.95%) HNC
15 2 (0.95%) HND
15 2 (0.95%) CCDA
15 2 (0.95%) CISM
16 1 (0.47%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (21.33%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.95%) HL7
2 2 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.11%) XenServer
3 9 (4.27%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.37%) vSphere
5 2 (0.95%) Firmware
5 2 (0.95%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.95%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.95%) XenApp
6 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.47%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (6.64%) HP NNM
2 6 (2.84%) Cisco UCCE
2 6 (2.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (2.37%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (2.37%) Netcool
4 4 (1.90%) Nagios
4 4 (1.90%) OpenView
5 3 (1.42%) Cacti
6 2 (0.95%) WSUS
6 2 (0.95%) OPNET
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.47%) RANCID
7 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 187 (88.63%) Cisco
2 86 (40.76%) CheckPoint
3 72 (34.12%) Juniper
4 67 (31.75%) F5
5 58 (27.49%) HP
6 54 (25.59%) VMware
7 49 (23.22%) Citrix
8 38 (18.01%) Blue Coat
9 35 (16.59%) Infoblox
9 35 (16.59%) Imperva
10 29 (13.74%) SolarWinds
11 16 (7.58%) Dell
12 14 (6.64%) SonicWALL
13 9 (4.27%) EMC
14 8 (3.79%) Microsoft
15 7 (3.32%) Oracle
16 6 (2.84%) Polycom
17 5 (2.37%) Fortinet
18 4 (1.90%) Sourcefire
18 4 (1.90%) IronPort
Swindon, Wiltshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Car/Allow Bonus Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £64,000 + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago