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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 601 578 550
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support 310 300 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.30% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 258 270 341
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,000 £48,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -4.16%

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
107743 99984 109245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.34% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 87440 83008 92915
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 £26,750 £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 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 2 October 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 2 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
(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 -4 304 £35,500 +1.42% 27
London +4 93 £42,500 +5.59% 4
South East -28 76 £37,500 +7.14% 14
East of England +17 57 £35,000 -4.10%
Yorkshire -19 44 £35,000 +4.47% 5
City of London +23 37 £40,500 -14.73% 1
West Yorkshire -17 32 £35,000 +4.47% 3
Bedfordshire +6 26 £33,750 -2.17%
Berkshire -7 21 £40,000 -8.57% 4
Leeds -17 21 £35,000 +4.47% 1
Hertfordshire -1 20 £35,000 -12.50%
Surrey -29 18 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Hampshire -12 13 £37,000 -2.63% 3
West Midlands -28 13 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Oxfordshire +10 12 £18,500 -47.14% 1
Bedford -8 11 £30,000 -15.49%
Cambridgeshire -3 10 £33,500 -10.66%
South West -9 9 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Cambridge -17 9 £34,500 -8.00%
Oxford +8 8 £18,500 -47.14% 1
York -2 8 £28,000 -37.77%
North Yorkshire -15 8 £28,000 -24.32%
Bradford -15 8 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Letchworth - 8 £35,500 -
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Sussex - 7 £26,000 -
Suffolk +11 6 £25,000 -12.28%
Reading -4 6 £47,500 +5.55% 1
East Midlands -9 6 £36,250 +31.71%
North West -33 6 £28,500 +1.78% 1

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 322 (55.81%) Cisco
2 274 (47.49%) Firewall
3 267 (46.27%) Cisco Certification
4 207 (35.88%) WAN
5 202 (35.01%) Windows
6 194 (33.62%) CCNA
7 193 (33.45%) LAN
8 167 (28.94%) VMware
9 155 (26.86%) TCP/IP
10 153 (26.52%) CCNP
11 133 (23.05%) VPN
12 121 (20.97%) Active Directory
13 108 (18.72%) Windows Server 2008
14 105 (18.20%) ITIL
15 102 (17.68%) Cisco ASA
16 95 (16.46%) DNS
17 90 (15.60%) Microsoft
18 86 (14.90%) Citrix
19 84 (14.56%) Telecoms
20 81 (14.04%) SAN
20 81 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
21 80 (13.86%) BGP
22 78 (13.52%) MPLS
22 78 (13.52%) Linux
23 77 (13.34%) Wireless
24 75 (13.00%) MS Excel
25 74 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
26 72 (12.48%) Network Security
27 70 (12.13%) CheckPoint
28 63 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 62 (10.75%) MS Exchange
2 35 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (5.72%) Lotus Domino
4 29 (5.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (1.73%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.73%) Lync
8 9 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.04%) IIS
9 6 (1.04%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.69%) Apache
11 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 75 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 53 (9.19%) MS Office
3 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 274 (47.49%) Firewall
2 207 (35.88%) WAN
3 193 (33.45%) LAN
4 155 (26.86%) TCP/IP
5 133 (23.05%) VPN
6 102 (17.68%) Cisco ASA
7 95 (16.46%) DNS
8 81 (14.04%) SAN
9 80 (13.86%) BGP
10 78 (13.52%) MPLS
11 77 (13.34%) Wireless
12 72 (12.48%) Network Security
13 57 (9.88%) DHCP
14 56 (9.71%) VoIP
15 42 (7.28%) OSPF
16 40 (6.93%) VLAN
17 38 (6.59%) Cisco IOS
17 38 (6.59%) Wi-Fi
18 37 (6.41%) Internet
19 30 (5.20%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.52%) MySQL
4 2 (0.35%) Big Data
4 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.52%) JIRA
2 2 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 84 (14.56%) Telecoms
2 61 (10.57%) Finance
3 16 (2.77%) Law
4 13 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.91%) Retail
6 7 (1.21%) Back Office
6 7 (1.21%) Billing
7 5 (0.87%) Marketing
8 3 (0.52%) Banking
9 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.52%) LAMP
2 1 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.17%) COM
2 1 (0.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.03%) Blackberry
1 29 (5.03%) SecurID
2 24 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.21%) Clustering
6 5 (0.87%) Smartphone
7 4 (0.69%) Replication
7 4 (0.69%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.52%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.52%) IVR
8 3 (0.52%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.35%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.35%) CCTV
10 1 (0.17%) Statistics
10 1 (0.17%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.17%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.17%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.17%) iPhone
10 1 (0.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 202 (35.01%) Windows
2 108 (18.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 81 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 78 (13.52%) Linux
5 42 (7.28%) Windows 7
6 30 (5.20%) Android
7 29 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (4.85%) Windows Phone 8
8 28 (4.85%) Windows Phone
8 28 (4.85%) VMS
9 21 (3.64%) UNIX
10 18 (3.12%) Windows XP
11 14 (2.43%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.35%) CentOS
13 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.35%) Solaris
14 1 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (18.20%) ITIL
2 26 (4.51%) Project Management
3 24 (4.16%) Service Delivery
3 24 (4.16%) Network Management
4 19 (3.29%) Problem Management
4 19 (3.29%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (3.29%) Change Management
4 19 (3.29%) Network Design
4 19 (3.29%) Load Balancing
5 17 (2.95%) Mentoring
6 14 (2.43%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (2.43%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (2.25%) Incident Management
7 13 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (1.91%) Release Management
9 10 (1.73%) WAN Optimisation
9 10 (1.73%) Information Security
9 10 (1.73%) Service Management
10 9 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (1.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.41%) SQL
2 3 (0.52%) VBA
3 2 (0.35%) AWK
3 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.17%) C
4 1 (0.17%) C++
4 1 (0.17%) Java
4 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 267 (46.27%) Cisco Certification
2 194 (33.62%) CCNA
3 153 (26.52%) CCNP
4 74 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 57 (9.88%) Degree
6 48 (8.32%) MCSE
7 26 (4.51%) MCITP
8 22 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (3.64%) CCIE
9 21 (3.64%) Security Cleared
10 17 (2.95%) CCIP
11 14 (2.43%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.73%) CCVP
12 10 (1.73%) MCP
13 9 (1.56%) MCSA
14 7 (1.21%) CCDP
14 7 (1.21%) JNCIA
15 6 (1.04%) CCSP
15 6 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.87%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.11%) SLA
2 10 (1.73%) ISO 9001
3 9 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.39%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.21%) GPG13
5 7 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) QA
System Software
1 121 (20.97%) Active Directory
2 63 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (7.45%) Hyper-V
4 39 (6.76%) vSphere
5 30 (5.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 25 (4.33%) XenApp
7 13 (2.25%) Firmware
8 11 (1.91%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.39%) Squid
10 6 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.69%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.52%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.35%) XenServer
14 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.17%) Samba
14 1 (0.17%) Xen
14 1 (0.17%) Snort
14 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 38 (6.59%) Backup Exec
2 28 (4.85%) McAfee ePO
3 26 (4.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 16 (2.77%) Cisco UCCX
5 14 (2.43%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (1.21%) SCOM
7 6 (1.04%) Cisco IPCC
8 5 (0.87%) SCCM
9 4 (0.69%) WSUS
9 4 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.35%) Nagios
10 2 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.17%) Foglight
11 1 (0.17%) MOM
11 1 (0.17%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.17%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 322 (55.81%) Cisco
2 167 (28.94%) VMware
3 90 (15.60%) Microsoft
4 86 (14.90%) Citrix
5 70 (12.13%) CheckPoint
6 62 (10.75%) Juniper
7 43 (7.45%) F5
8 40 (6.93%) HP
9 36 (6.24%) Symantec
9 36 (6.24%) Clearswift
10 35 (6.07%) Lotus
11 32 (5.55%) Blue Coat
12 28 (4.85%) McAfee
13 27 (4.68%) Avaya
14 20 (3.47%) SolarWinds
15 18 (3.12%) Riverbed
15 18 (3.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 15 (2.60%) Websense
17 13 (2.25%) Dell
18 12 (2.08%) Nortel
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Mediaforce
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
CACI Network Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Plusnet
Salary: Competitive + excellent staff benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Company Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Volt
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum + £2k Shift allowance, pension, health
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + £2,000 Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: To £26k + bonus + good bennefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Groveland
Salary: From £17,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + on call
Posted: 10 days ago