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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 817 773 735
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 79 98 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.091% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.097% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 50 81 132
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £37,950 £34,987 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £50,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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
107888 101284 107679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88197 84123 91717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 23 October 2014 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 23 October 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
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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 -33 76 £47,500 - 9
Yorkshire -28 26 £47,500 +39.70%
West Yorkshire -14 20 £47,500 +41.79%
Leeds -15 20 £47,500 +41.79%
East of England -12 19 £50,000 +5.26% 1
South West -17 10 £46,000 +31.47% 1
Bedfordshire - 10 £53,750 - 1
Essex -13 9 £47,500 -
Wiltshire +3 8 £46,000 +31.47%
London -23 8 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Swindon - 8 £46,000 -
West Midlands -19 7 £61,250 +2.08% 1
North Yorkshire -14 6 £50,000 +3.09%
York - 6 £50,000 -
Dunstable - 6 £51,250 -
Brentwood - 5 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £62,500 -
Staffordshire - 4 £62,500 -
Scotland -5 3 £37,500 - 2
South East -36 3 £37,500 -18.47% 2
Aberdeen - 3 £37,500 - 2
Berkshire +1 2 - -
Reading -7 2 - -
North West -35 2 £52,750 +50.71% 1
Coventry - 2 £42,233 -
City of London +4 1 £51,500 +3.00%
Surrey -15 1 £37,500 +30.43% 1
Cheshire -18 1 £67,500 +92.85% 1
Devon - 1 - - 1
Rugby - 1 - -

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 120 (93.02%) Cisco
2 99 (76.74%) Cisco Certification
3 94 (72.87%) CCNP
4 74 (57.36%) Firewall
5 65 (50.39%) BGP
6 56 (43.41%) LAN
7 54 (41.86%) WAN
8 52 (40.31%) OSPF
9 42 (32.56%) MPLS
9 42 (32.56%) EIGRP
10 37 (28.68%) Wireless
10 37 (28.68%) Network Security
10 37 (28.68%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (27.91%) VPN
12 35 (27.13%) CheckPoint
13 34 (26.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 32 (24.81%) ITIL
15 30 (23.26%) Juniper
15 30 (23.26%) CCNA
16 29 (22.48%) SLA
16 29 (22.48%) F5
17 28 (21.71%) HP
18 27 (20.93%) Network Management
19 26 (20.16%) Mentoring
19 26 (20.16%) CCSE
19 26 (20.16%) TCP/IP
20 24 (18.60%) CCDP
20 24 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
20 24 (18.60%) HSRP
21 23 (17.83%) DNS

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 7 (5.43%) Tomcat
1 7 (5.43%) IIS
2 3 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.78%) Lync
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (11.63%) MS Office
2 13 (10.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 74 (57.36%) Firewall
2 65 (50.39%) BGP
3 56 (43.41%) LAN
4 54 (41.86%) WAN
5 52 (40.31%) OSPF
6 42 (32.56%) MPLS
6 42 (32.56%) EIGRP
7 37 (28.68%) Wireless
7 37 (28.68%) Network Security
7 37 (28.68%) Cisco ASA
8 36 (27.91%) VPN
9 34 (26.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 26 (20.16%) TCP/IP
11 24 (18.60%) HSRP
12 23 (17.83%) DNS
12 23 (17.83%) DHCP
13 21 (16.28%) Cisco IOS
14 17 (13.18%) DWDM
15 16 (12.40%) SSL
15 16 (12.40%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (17.05%) Finance
2 15 (11.63%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.55%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.98%) Thin Client
2 9 (6.98%) Fat Client
3 8 (6.20%) Clustering
4 7 (5.43%) Statistics
5 4 (3.10%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.55%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.55%) Replication
6 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.55%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.78%) Handset
7 1 (0.78%) Open Source
7 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.85%) Windows
2 11 (8.53%) Linux
3 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.33%) UNIX
3 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.81%) ITIL
2 27 (20.93%) Network Management
3 26 (20.16%) Mentoring
4 24 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (16.28%) Service Delivery
6 20 (15.50%) Load Balancing
7 19 (14.73%) Change Management
8 18 (13.95%) Network Design
9 13 (10.08%) Process Improvement
9 13 (10.08%) PRINCE2
9 13 (10.08%) PRINCE
10 12 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (8.53%) WAN Optimisation
12 10 (7.75%) E-Commerce
12 10 (7.75%) Business Continuity
13 9 (6.98%) High Availability
13 9 (6.98%) Line Management
14 8 (6.20%) Time Management
15 7 (5.43%) Network Architecture
15 7 (5.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.33%) SQL
2 2 (1.55%) C
3 1 (0.78%) Perl
3 1 (0.78%) Python
3 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (76.74%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (72.87%) CCNP
3 30 (23.26%) CCNA
4 26 (20.16%) CCSE
5 24 (18.60%) CCDP
6 11 (8.53%) Degree
7 7 (5.43%) CCIP
7 7 (5.43%) CCIE
8 5 (3.88%) CCSP
8 5 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.88%) JNCIS
8 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.55%) HNC
10 2 (1.55%) HND
11 1 (0.78%) CCDA
11 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.78%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.78%) CISSP
11 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (22.48%) SLA
2 7 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 19 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.55%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.55%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (12.40%) HP NNM
2 11 (8.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (5.43%) CiscoWorks
4 6 (4.65%) Netcool
5 3 (2.33%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.78%) OpenView
7 1 (0.78%) RANCID
7 1 (0.78%) Cacti
Vendors
1 120 (93.02%) Cisco
2 35 (27.13%) CheckPoint
3 30 (23.26%) Juniper
4 29 (22.48%) F5
5 28 (21.71%) HP
6 21 (16.28%) VMware
7 15 (11.63%) Citrix
7 15 (11.63%) Blue Coat
8 12 (9.30%) Microsoft
9 10 (7.75%) Riverbed
9 10 (7.75%) SolarWinds
9 10 (7.75%) Infoblox
9 10 (7.75%) Imperva
10 8 (6.20%) Mitel
11 4 (3.10%) Dell
12 3 (2.33%) EMC
12 3 (2.33%) SonicWALL
12 3 (2.33%) Polycom
13 2 (1.55%) Aerohive Networks
13 2 (1.55%) CODA
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