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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 830 823 773
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 84 98 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.082% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.087% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 60 79 94
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £37,000 £38,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £50,200 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%

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
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 April 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 April 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 +12 82 £45,000 - 14
Yorkshire +13 28 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Leeds +30 20 £45,000 +16.88% 1
West Yorkshire +27 20 £45,000 +16.88% 1
South East +14 20 £50,000 +8.10% 6
East of England +12 18 £25,000 -37.50%
Cambridgeshire - 11 - -
North Yorkshire +13 10 £50,000 -
Cambridge - 10 - -
London +26 9 £70,000 +44.70% 2
Oxfordshire - 9 £64,000 -
York +14 7 £52,500 +5.00%
Oxford - 7 £64,000 -
North West +15 6 £41,500 -1.19% 1
Berkshire -2 5 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Hertfordshire -13 5 £25,000 -37.50%
Bedfordshire +19 4 £25,000 -49.49%
Skipton +3 3 £27,500 -30.37%
Lancashire - 3 £27,500 -
Scotland +17 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Newbury +7 2 £50,000 -9.09%
Cheshire +5 2 £57,500 +36.90%
Essex +4 2 - -
Hampshire +2 2 £46,250 +17.08% 1
South West -13 2 £39,500 -8.13% 1
Burnley - 2 £27,500 -
Southampton - 2 £46,250 - 1
Bradford - 2 £27,500 -
Brentwood - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £37,500 -

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 158 (83.60%) Cisco
2 145 (76.72%) Cisco Certification
3 131 (69.31%) Firewall
4 123 (65.08%) CCNP
5 93 (49.21%) Network Security
6 86 (45.50%) CheckPoint
7 72 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 71 (37.57%) BGP
9 68 (35.98%) CCSE
10 62 (32.80%) OSPF
11 60 (31.75%) CCNA
11 60 (31.75%) F5
12 58 (30.69%) Cisco ASA
13 55 (29.10%) Juniper
13 55 (29.10%) Mentoring
14 50 (26.46%) MPLS
15 47 (24.87%) Wireless
16 46 (24.34%) VMware
17 45 (23.81%) HP
18 44 (23.28%) Cisco IOS
19 43 (22.75%) VMware Infrastructure
19 43 (22.75%) ITIL
19 43 (22.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 40 (21.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 40 (21.16%) Citrix
20 40 (21.16%) DNS
21 37 (19.58%) SLA
22 35 (18.52%) BIG-IP
22 35 (18.52%) Blue Coat
23 34 (17.99%) DHCP

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (4.76%) Lync
2 6 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.82%) MS Office
3 7 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) PaaS
1 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.06%) IaaS
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (69.31%) Firewall
2 93 (49.21%) Network Security
3 72 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
4 71 (37.57%) BGP
5 62 (32.80%) OSPF
6 58 (30.69%) Cisco ASA
7 50 (26.46%) MPLS
8 47 (24.87%) Wireless
9 44 (23.28%) Cisco IOS
10 43 (22.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 40 (21.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 40 (21.16%) DNS
12 35 (18.52%) BIG-IP
13 34 (17.99%) DHCP
14 33 (17.46%) WAN
15 32 (16.93%) EIGRP
16 27 (14.29%) DMVPN
17 26 (13.76%) TCP/IP
18 25 (13.23%) VoIP
18 25 (13.23%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (17.99%) Finance
2 15 (7.94%) Banking
3 11 (5.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.59%) Retail
4 3 (1.59%) Games
5 2 (1.06%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.59%) XMPP
2 2 (1.06%) Web Services
2 2 (1.06%) XML
3 1 (0.53%) COM
3 1 (0.53%) CSS
3 1 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.58%) Thin Client
2 20 (10.58%) Fat Client
3 11 (5.82%) Clustering
4 4 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.59%) PKI
5 3 (1.59%) Replication
6 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.06%) BYOD
7 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.53%) Open Source
7 1 (0.53%) Statistics
7 1 (0.53%) IVR
7 1 (0.53%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.53%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 31 (16.40%) Linux
2 30 (15.87%) Windows
3 14 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (7.41%) UNIX
4 13 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.12%) Solaris
6 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (29.10%) Mentoring
2 43 (22.75%) ITIL
3 31 (16.40%) Project Management
4 30 (15.87%) Network Monitoring
5 27 (14.29%) Network Design
6 26 (13.76%) Network Management
7 25 (13.23%) Load Balancing
8 18 (9.52%) Service Delivery
9 15 (7.94%) E-Commerce
10 14 (7.41%) Information Security
10 14 (7.41%) Line Management
11 13 (6.88%) SIEM
11 13 (6.88%) Business Continuity
12 12 (6.35%) Security Architecture
12 12 (6.35%) Network Architecture
13 11 (5.82%) High Availability
13 11 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (5.29%) Change Management
15 9 (4.76%) Change Control
16 8 (4.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.35%) SQL
2 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.06%) Python
2 2 (1.06%) C
2 2 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 145 (76.72%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (65.08%) CCNP
3 68 (35.98%) CCSE
4 60 (31.75%) CCNA
5 33 (17.46%) CISSP
6 25 (13.23%) CCSA
7 23 (12.17%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (11.64%) CCDP
9 10 (5.29%) Degree
10 5 (2.65%) CCIE
10 5 (2.65%) CCSP
11 4 (2.12%) JNCIP
11 4 (2.12%) CISM
12 2 (1.06%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.53%) CCDA
13 1 (0.53%) CCIP
13 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.53%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (19.58%) SLA
2 6 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.65%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.06%) HL7
6 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 43 (22.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.94%) XenServer
3 11 (5.82%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.65%) vSphere
5 3 (1.59%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.06%) UAG
6 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.06%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.06%) XenApp
6 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.06%) Firmware
7 1 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (3.17%) HP NNM
2 4 (2.12%) WSUS
2 4 (2.12%) Nagios
2 4 (2.12%) OpenView
3 3 (1.59%) Cacti
3 3 (1.59%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.06%) OPNET
4 2 (1.06%) Netcool
4 2 (1.06%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 158 (83.60%) Cisco
2 86 (45.50%) CheckPoint
3 60 (31.75%) F5
4 55 (29.10%) Juniper
5 46 (24.34%) VMware
6 45 (23.81%) HP
7 40 (21.16%) Citrix
8 35 (18.52%) Blue Coat
9 29 (15.34%) Infoblox
9 29 (15.34%) Imperva
10 24 (12.70%) SolarWinds
11 13 (6.88%) Dell
12 12 (6.35%) Microsoft
13 11 (5.82%) SonicWALL
14 7 (3.70%) EMC
15 6 (3.17%) Fortinet
16 5 (2.65%) Oracle
16 5 (2.65%) Nortel
17 4 (2.12%) Sourcefire
17 4 (2.12%) IronPort
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