The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support Engineer
Rank 743 716 740
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 164 158 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 126 125 139
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%

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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Network Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Network Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Network Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 within the UK.

Network Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Support Engineer
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 Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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 -13 157 £35,000 - 15
London -16 47 £40,000 - 3
South East -14 42 £27,500 -25.17% 5
East of England -7 37 £34,500 -1.42% 4
Yorkshire -30 18 £35,000 -12.50%
West Yorkshire -9 17 £35,000 +3.70%
City of London +15 16 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Bedfordshire -1 15 £35,000 +1.44% 1
Berkshire -3 11 £34,000 -24.44% 2
Cambridgeshire -10 11 £34,750 -0.71% 2
Leeds -22 10 £38,500 -6.66%
Oxfordshire +11 9 £18,500 -47.14% 1
Surrey -8 8 £22,500 -30.76% 2
Cambridge -11 8 £34,500 -1.42% 2
Oxford +9 7 £18,500 -47.14%
Hertfordshire -5 7 £35,000 +3.70%
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £39,000 -7.14%
Suffolk +6 6 £25,000 -1.96% 1
Bedford -5 6 £25,000 -29.57%
North West -26 6 £28,500 +1.78% 1
Bradford - 6 £35,000 -
Reading -5 5 £34,000 -24.44%
Shefford - 5 £30,000 - 1
Hampshire -7 4 £21,250 -57.50%
Guildford +9 3 £22,500 -30.76%
Wales +3 3 £37,500 +8.69%
Belfast 0 3 £18,000 -43.75%
County Antrim -1 3 £18,000 -43.75%
South Wales -1 3 £37,500 +8.69%
Woking -1 3 £22,500 -18.18%

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 187 (60.52%) Cisco
2 171 (55.34%) Cisco Certification
3 147 (47.57%) Firewall
4 125 (40.45%) CCNA
5 99 (32.04%) Windows
5 99 (32.04%) TCP/IP
6 95 (30.74%) WAN
7 94 (30.42%) VMware
8 89 (28.80%) LAN
8 89 (28.80%) CCNP
9 76 (24.60%) VPN
10 70 (22.65%) Active Directory
11 62 (20.06%) MS Excel
12 58 (18.77%) Cisco ASA
13 57 (18.45%) Linux
14 55 (17.80%) BGP
15 54 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
16 53 (17.15%) Microsoft
16 53 (17.15%) ITIL
17 52 (16.83%) DNS
17 52 (16.83%) MPLS
18 51 (16.50%) Juniper
18 51 (16.50%) Telecoms
19 50 (16.18%) Citrix
20 47 (15.21%) Microsoft Certification
21 40 (12.94%) SAN
22 39 (12.62%) MS Office
22 39 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
23 36 (11.65%) CheckPoint
24 33 (10.68%) OSPF

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (9.71%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.53%) Lotus Domino
3 14 (4.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.62%) Apache
7 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.29%) Lync
8 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 62 (20.06%) MS Excel
2 39 (12.62%) MS Office
3 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 147 (47.57%) Firewall
2 99 (32.04%) TCP/IP
3 95 (30.74%) WAN
4 89 (28.80%) LAN
5 76 (24.60%) VPN
6 58 (18.77%) Cisco ASA
7 55 (17.80%) BGP
8 52 (16.83%) DNS
8 52 (16.83%) MPLS
9 40 (12.94%) SAN
10 33 (10.68%) OSPF
10 33 (10.68%) Wireless
11 30 (9.71%) Internet
12 28 (9.06%) DHCP
12 28 (9.06%) VoIP
13 26 (8.41%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (7.44%) ADSL
14 23 (7.44%) Network Security
15 20 (6.47%) Wi-Fi
16 19 (6.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.29%) MySQL
3 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 51 (16.50%) Telecoms
2 29 (9.39%) Finance
3 9 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.29%) Retail
4 4 (1.29%) Marketing
5 2 (0.65%) Advertising
5 2 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.32%) Games
6 1 (0.32%) Banking
6 1 (0.32%) French Language
6 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.32%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.62%) LAMP
2 1 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.53%) Blackberry
1 14 (4.53%) SecurID
2 13 (4.21%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (2.27%) Firmware
3 7 (2.27%) Clustering
4 4 (1.29%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.97%) IVR
5 3 (0.97%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.32%) Statistics
6 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.32%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 99 (32.04%) Windows
2 57 (18.45%) Linux
3 54 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (9.71%) Windows 7
4 30 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (5.50%) UNIX
6 14 (4.53%) Android
6 14 (4.53%) Windows Phone 8
6 14 (4.53%) Windows Phone
6 14 (4.53%) VMS
7 13 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.59%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.59%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.65%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.65%) Solaris
11 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.15%) ITIL
2 18 (5.83%) Kalman Filter
3 14 (4.53%) Project Management
3 14 (4.53%) Change Management
3 14 (4.53%) Problem Management
4 13 (4.21%) Service Delivery
4 13 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (3.24%) Network Management
5 10 (3.24%) Load Balancing
6 8 (2.59%) Release Management
6 8 (2.59%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (2.27%) Mentoring
7 7 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (2.27%) Migration
8 6 (1.94%) Incident Management
8 6 (1.94%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (1.94%) Capacity Management
9 5 (1.62%) Information Security
10 4 (1.29%) Identity Management
10 4 (1.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.24%) SQL
2 5 (1.62%) VBA
3 3 (0.97%) PHP
4 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.65%) C
4 2 (0.65%) C++
4 2 (0.65%) Python
4 2 (0.65%) AWK
5 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 171 (55.34%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (40.45%) CCNA
3 89 (28.80%) CCNP
4 47 (15.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (10.03%) MCSE
6 30 (9.71%) Degree
7 19 (6.15%) Security Cleared
7 19 (6.15%) CCIP
8 18 (5.83%) MCITP
9 14 (4.53%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (4.21%) SC Cleared
11 11 (3.56%) CCIE
12 9 (2.91%) CCVP
13 8 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (2.59%) MCSA
14 7 (2.27%) CCDA
14 7 (2.27%) CCDP
14 7 (2.27%) CCSA
15 6 (1.94%) JNCIA
15 6 (1.94%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.50%) SLA
2 13 (4.21%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.29%) GPG13
4 4 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) BS7799
System Software
1 70 (22.65%) Active Directory
2 39 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.74%) vSphere
4 22 (7.12%) XenApp
5 20 (6.47%) Hyper-V
6 14 (4.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 9 (2.91%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.62%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.29%) Squid
10 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.32%) Snort
11 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (8.41%) Backup Exec
2 14 (4.53%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (4.21%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (3.56%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (2.27%) SCOM
5 7 (2.27%) CiscoWorks
6 6 (1.94%) SCCM
7 5 (1.62%) Foglight
7 5 (1.62%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.97%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (0.97%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.65%) Nagios
10 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.32%) Check_MK
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.32%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 187 (60.52%) Cisco
2 94 (30.42%) VMware
3 53 (17.15%) Microsoft
4 51 (16.50%) Juniper
5 50 (16.18%) Citrix
6 36 (11.65%) CheckPoint
7 33 (10.68%) F5
8 22 (7.12%) Blue Coat
9 19 (6.15%) HP
10 18 (5.83%) Symantec
11 17 (5.50%) Clearswift
12 15 (4.85%) Lotus
13 14 (4.53%) McAfee
13 14 (4.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 12 (3.88%) SolarWinds
15 9 (2.91%) Fortinet
16 8 (2.59%) Veeam
16 8 (2.59%) Dell
17 7 (2.27%) Perforce
17 7 (2.27%) Red Hat
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