The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 625 578 548
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support 287 306 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 238 262 336
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,250 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-0.72% -3.52%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Support
Salary Trend

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

Network Support Salary Trend in the UK

Network Support
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Support over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Network Support Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Support
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -24 275 £35,000 -1.40% 35
London -10 93 £40,000 -8.04% 13
South East -41 69 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Yorkshire -2 47 £35,000 +4.47% 3
East of England +24 42 £30,000 -14.28% 5
City of London -1 33 £42,500 -26.08% 7
West Yorkshire -13 33 £35,000 +4.47% 1
Leeds -8 26 £35,000 +4.47% 1
Bedfordshire +9 20 £30,000 -15.49% 3
Berkshire -11 20 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Bedford +3 15 £27,500 -22.53% 2
Surrey -3 14 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Oxfordshire +15 12 £18,500 -47.14% 2
York +9 11 £28,000 -3.44% 1
North Yorkshire -3 11 £28,000 -29.11% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 9 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire -16 9 £25,000 -34.21%
Hertfordshire 0 7 £35,250 +4.44%
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £39,000 -15.67% 1
Reading -6 7 £34,000 -24.44% 1
South West -16 7 £38,500 +40.00% 3
North West -24 7 £25,000 -10.71% 2
West Sussex - 7 £26,750 -
Suffolk +12 6 £25,000 -1.96% 1
Guildford +11 6 £26,250 -19.23%
Oxford +10 6 £18,500 -47.14% 1
Wales -2 6 £37,500 +11.94%
South Wales -4 6 £37,500 +8.69%
Cambridge -4 6 - - 1
East Midlands -17 6 £40,000 +45.33%

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Support 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 in their job title.

1 336 (57.34%) Cisco
2 280 (47.78%) Firewall
3 271 (46.25%) Cisco Certification
4 228 (38.91%) WAN
5 227 (38.74%) Windows
6 218 (37.20%) LAN
7 197 (33.62%) CCNA
8 177 (30.20%) VMware
9 164 (27.99%) TCP/IP
10 154 (26.28%) VPN
11 150 (25.60%) CCNP
12 138 (23.55%) Active Directory
13 128 (21.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 109 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
15 107 (18.26%) DNS
16 106 (18.09%) Microsoft
17 102 (17.41%) ITIL
18 100 (17.06%) Cisco ASA
19 95 (16.21%) MPLS
20 94 (16.04%) CheckPoint
20 94 (16.04%) Citrix
21 88 (15.02%) Linux
21 88 (15.02%) MS Excel
22 81 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
23 80 (13.65%) Wireless
23 80 (13.65%) Network Security
24 78 (13.31%) BGP
24 78 (13.31%) Juniper
24 78 (13.31%) SAN
25 73 (12.46%) MS Exchange

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Support 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 in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 73 (12.46%) MS Exchange
2 41 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (6.83%) Lotus Domino
4 36 (6.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (2.22%) SharePoint
8 12 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.88%) Apache
10 9 (1.54%) Lync
11 7 (1.19%) IIS
12 6 (1.02%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 88 (15.02%) MS Excel
2 64 (10.92%) MS Office
3 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 280 (47.78%) Firewall
2 228 (38.91%) WAN
3 218 (37.20%) LAN
4 164 (27.99%) TCP/IP
5 154 (26.28%) VPN
6 107 (18.26%) DNS
7 100 (17.06%) Cisco ASA
8 95 (16.21%) MPLS
9 80 (13.65%) Wireless
9 80 (13.65%) Network Security
10 78 (13.31%) BGP
10 78 (13.31%) SAN
11 72 (12.29%) DHCP
12 49 (8.36%) VoIP
13 48 (8.19%) VLAN
14 45 (7.68%) OSPF
15 44 (7.51%) Wi-Fi
16 40 (6.83%) Cisco IOS
17 37 (6.31%) Internet
18 35 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.37%) MySQL
3 4 (0.68%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.17%) Big Data
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 67 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 48 (8.19%) Finance
3 26 (4.44%) Law
4 10 (1.71%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.71%) Billing
5 8 (1.37%) Retail
6 7 (1.19%) Marketing
7 5 (0.85%) Banking
8 2 (0.34%) Back Office
8 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Local Government
9 1 (0.17%) French Language
9 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.17%) Games
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Automotive
9 1 (0.17%) Advertising
9 1 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.85%) LAMP
2 1 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.17%) Middleware
2 1 (0.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.66%) SecurID
2 36 (6.14%) Blackberry
3 21 (3.58%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (1.88%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.88%) Clustering
5 8 (1.37%) Firmware
6 6 (1.02%) Replication
7 5 (0.85%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.51%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.51%) IVR
9 2 (0.34%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.34%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.34%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.34%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.34%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.34%) Statistics
10 1 (0.17%) New Media
10 1 (0.17%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.17%) CCTV
10 1 (0.17%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 227 (38.74%) Windows
2 128 (21.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 109 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 88 (15.02%) Linux
5 40 (6.83%) Windows 7
6 37 (6.31%) Android
7 35 (5.97%) VMS
7 35 (5.97%) Windows Phone 8
7 35 (5.97%) Windows Phone
8 30 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (4.27%) Windows XP
10 20 (3.41%) UNIX
11 12 (2.05%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.85%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.34%) Solaris
15 2 (0.34%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (17.41%) ITIL
2 24 (4.10%) Project Management
2 24 (4.10%) Kalman Filter
3 21 (3.58%) Network Management
3 21 (3.58%) Service Delivery
4 20 (3.41%) Change Management
4 20 (3.41%) Problem Management
5 18 (3.07%) Network Design
6 17 (2.90%) Load Balancing
6 17 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (2.73%) Network Monitoring
7 16 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (2.56%) WAN Optimisation
9 12 (2.05%) Incident Management
10 9 (1.54%) Change Control
10 9 (1.54%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (1.54%) ITIL V3
11 8 (1.37%) Release Management
12 7 (1.19%) Time Management
12 7 (1.19%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (5.46%) SQL
2 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
3 5 (0.85%) VBA
4 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
4 4 (0.68%) PHP
4 4 (0.68%) C
5 3 (0.51%) C++
6 2 (0.34%) Python
6 2 (0.34%) VB
6 2 (0.34%) AWK
6 2 (0.34%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.17%) VBScript
7 1 (0.17%) Java
7 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.17%) Perl
7 1 (0.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 271 (46.25%) Cisco Certification
2 197 (33.62%) CCNA
3 150 (25.60%) CCNP
4 81 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (11.09%) MCSE
6 40 (6.83%) Degree
7 24 (4.10%) Security Cleared
8 20 (3.41%) CCIE
9 19 (3.24%) CCIP
10 18 (3.07%) MCITP
11 17 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (2.73%) MCSA
13 14 (2.39%) SC Cleared
14 11 (1.88%) CCSA
14 11 (1.88%) MCP
15 10 (1.71%) CCVP
16 9 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (1.54%) Check Point Certification
17 8 (1.37%) CCDP
17 8 (1.37%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.66%) SLA
2 18 (3.07%) ISO 9001
3 12 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.68%) GPG13
6 1 (0.17%) QA
6 1 (0.17%) BS7799
System Software
1 138 (23.55%) Active Directory
2 65 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (9.56%) vSphere
4 43 (7.34%) Hyper-V
5 37 (6.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 34 (5.80%) XenApp
7 9 (1.54%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.02%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.68%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.68%) Squid
10 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.34%) XenServer
11 2 (0.34%) NLBS
12 1 (0.17%) Snort
12 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.17%) Postfix
12 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 53 (9.04%) Backup Exec
2 35 (5.97%) McAfee ePO
3 23 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (2.39%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (1.71%) SCOM
6 9 (1.54%) SCCM
6 9 (1.54%) CiscoWorks
7 6 (1.02%) Nagios
7 6 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (0.85%) Foglight
9 4 (0.68%) MOM
9 4 (0.68%) Cacti
10 3 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.51%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.34%) WSUS
12 1 (0.17%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.17%) Check_MK
12 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 336 (57.34%) Cisco
2 177 (30.20%) VMware
3 106 (18.09%) Microsoft
4 94 (16.04%) CheckPoint
4 94 (16.04%) Citrix
5 78 (13.31%) Juniper
6 53 (9.04%) HP
7 44 (7.51%) Symantec
7 44 (7.51%) F5
8 42 (7.17%) Lotus
9 37 (6.31%) Clearswift
10 35 (5.97%) McAfee
11 28 (4.78%) Blue Coat
12 23 (3.92%) SolarWinds
13 22 (3.75%) Riverbed
14 15 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 14 (2.39%) Avaya
15 14 (2.39%) ProCurve
16 13 (2.22%) Dell
17 12 (2.05%) Oracle
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car OR car allowance
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
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