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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Specialist
Rank 807 827 827
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 123 128 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 94 108 101
Average salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,600 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016 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 13 February 2016. 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 +13 110 £46,150 -7.70% 16
South East +19 33 £65,000 +57.57% 7
London +30 24 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Berkshire +22 24 £85,000 +54.54% 1
Yorkshire -24 17 £42,000 -18.04%
West Yorkshire +1 16 £42,000 -16.00%
East of England 0 15 £46,000 -16.36% 5
Bedfordshire +9 12 £49,000 -14.78% 2
Scotland -2 10 £33,750 -10.00%
Slough - 10 £85,000 -
Hampshire +22 8 £35,000 +9.37% 2
Basingstoke +7 8 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Maidenhead - 8 - -
Halifax +3 7 £42,000 -26.95%
South West -1 7 £46,150 -0.75% 3
West Midlands -20 7 £35,000 -16.66%
North West +37 6 £55,000 +48.64%
Bracknell - 6 - - 1
Hertfordshire +4 5 £42,500 -11.91%
Edinburgh - 5 £55,000 -
Manchester - 5 £57,500 -
City of London +68 4 £55,000 -
Dunstable -3 4 £49,000 +0.51% 1
Bradford - 4 £42,500 -
Birmingham -2 3 - -
Coventry - 3 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £46,150 - 1
Swindon - 3 £46,150 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £55,000 -

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 142 (57.96%) Cisco
2 114 (46.53%) Cisco Certification
3 109 (44.49%) Firewall
4 66 (26.94%) CCNP
5 61 (24.90%) Juniper
6 55 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
7 49 (20.00%) CCNA
8 48 (19.59%) Wireless
9 45 (18.37%) WAN
9 45 (18.37%) MPLS
9 45 (18.37%) F5
10 44 (17.96%) Ethernet
10 44 (17.96%) Degree
11 42 (17.14%) Data Centre
12 41 (16.73%) Network Management
12 41 (16.73%) VPN
12 41 (16.73%) CheckPoint
13 39 (15.92%) VoIP
14 37 (15.10%) Cisco Nexus
15 36 (14.69%) Network Security
15 36 (14.69%) ITIL
16 33 (13.47%) Project Management
16 33 (13.47%) Mentoring
17 32 (13.06%) BGP
17 32 (13.06%) LAN
17 32 (13.06%) Telecoms
18 30 (12.24%) Windows
18 30 (12.24%) CCIE
19 29 (11.84%) OSPF
20 28 (11.43%) HP

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (3.27%) IIS
2 4 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (1.63%) Moodle
2 4 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (8.16%) MS Visio
2 13 (5.31%) MS Office
3 8 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.04%) IaaS
2 5 (2.04%) Office 365
2 5 (2.04%) SaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 109 (44.49%) Firewall
2 55 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
3 48 (19.59%) Wireless
4 45 (18.37%) MPLS
4 45 (18.37%) WAN
5 44 (17.96%) Ethernet
6 41 (16.73%) VPN
7 39 (15.92%) VoIP
8 37 (15.10%) Cisco Nexus
9 36 (14.69%) Network Security
10 32 (13.06%) BGP
10 32 (13.06%) LAN
11 29 (11.84%) OSPF
12 26 (10.61%) TCP/IP
13 24 (9.80%) Internet
14 23 (9.39%) DWDM
14 23 (9.39%) EIGRP
14 23 (9.39%) SSL
15 17 (6.94%) VRRP
16 16 (6.53%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (2.86%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (13.06%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.98%) Finance
3 15 (6.12%) Retail
4 11 (4.49%) Banking
5 7 (2.86%) Multimedia
6 5 (2.04%) Law
7 3 (1.22%) Legal
8 2 (0.82%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.53%) Web Services
2 7 (2.86%) SOAP
2 7 (2.86%) WCF
3 2 (0.82%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.67%) Mathematics
5 9 (3.67%) Physics
6 8 (3.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.86%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.45%) NHS
9 3 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.82%) Clustering
11 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.41%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.41%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.41%) PKI
11 1 (0.41%) PMI
11 1 (0.41%) Statistics
11 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.24%) Windows
2 25 (10.20%) Linux
3 20 (8.16%) Unix
4 17 (6.94%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.63%) Solaris
8 3 (1.22%) CentOS
9 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.41%) Android
10 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.41%) CatOS
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.73%) Network Management
2 36 (14.69%) ITIL
3 33 (13.47%) Mentoring
3 33 (13.47%) Project Management
4 28 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
5 24 (9.80%) Service Management
6 23 (9.39%) Configuration Management
7 22 (8.98%) Load Balancing
8 21 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (7.76%) High Availability
9 19 (7.76%) Service Delivery
10 18 (7.35%) Business Development
11 17 (6.94%) Network Design
12 14 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (4.90%) Incident Management
14 11 (4.49%) Information Security
15 10 (4.08%) Validation
16 9 (3.67%) Change Management
16 9 (3.67%) Line Management
16 9 (3.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.31%) Perl
1 13 (5.31%) Python
2 10 (4.08%) C
3 8 (3.27%) Assembly Language
3 8 (3.27%) C++
3 8 (3.27%) Java
3 8 (3.27%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.04%) PHP
5 3 (1.22%) SQL
6 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 114 (46.53%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (26.94%) CCNP
3 49 (20.00%) CCNA
4 44 (17.96%) Degree
5 30 (12.24%) CCIE
6 20 (8.16%) CCSE
6 20 (8.16%) Security Cleared
7 16 (6.53%) DV Cleared
8 14 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (4.49%) CISSP
10 10 (4.08%) CCDP
11 9 (3.67%) CISM
12 7 (2.86%) MCSE
13 6 (2.45%) SC Cleared
14 4 (1.63%) CCDA
14 4 (1.63%) CCSA
14 4 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.22%) A+ Certification
15 3 (1.22%) CCDE
15 3 (1.22%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.98%) SLA
2 4 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.63%) ISO27002
System Software
1 18 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.86%) Snort
3 7 (2.86%) Terminal Services
4 5 (2.04%) vSphere
5 4 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.82%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.41%) XenApp
8 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (5.71%) HP NNM
2 8 (3.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
3 7 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (2.04%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (2.04%) Endace
4 5 (2.04%) Nagios
5 4 (1.63%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.22%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.82%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.82%) OpenView
8 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.41%) QRadar
Vendors
1 142 (57.96%) Cisco
2 61 (24.90%) Juniper
3 45 (18.37%) F5
4 41 (16.73%) CheckPoint
5 28 (11.43%) HP
6 27 (11.02%) Microsoft
7 26 (10.61%) VMware
8 22 (8.98%) EMC
9 21 (8.57%) SevOne
10 18 (7.35%) SolarWinds
11 16 (6.53%) Avaya
11 16 (6.53%) Palo Alto
12 11 (4.49%) Blue Coat
13 9 (3.67%) Citrix
13 9 (3.67%) Fortinet
13 9 (3.67%) Mitel
14 8 (3.27%) Intel
14 8 (3.27%) Intel Security
15 7 (2.86%) AppDynamics
16 6 (2.45%) Verint
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £Excellent including top benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
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Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Bens
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Epsom, Surrey
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + exceptional benefits
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Basingstoke
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
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Swindon
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Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent including top benefits
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Salary: Competitive
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