The table below looks at the statistics for the Switch Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Switch Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Switch Engineer
Rank 871 858 929
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Switch Engineer 80 83 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.079% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.082% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 73 70 18
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £31,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £40,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -10.00%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
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% -

Switch Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Switch Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Switch Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Switch Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Switch Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Switch Engineer over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Switch Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Switch 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 Switch Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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
(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 +3 71 £50,000 +11.11% 7
London +17 37 £50,000 +11.11% 3
South East -12 26 £39,750 -0.62% 3
Berkshire -4 12 £47,500 -7.31%
Surrey +11 9 £28,000 -46.66% 2
City of London +59 8 £50,000 - 1
Reading 0 7 £65,000 +26.82%
Farnham - 7 £28,000 - 1
Scotland - 7 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire +15 4 £55,000 +22.22%
West Yorkshire +6 4 £55,000 +22.22%
Leeds -3 4 £55,000 +22.22%
Bracknell - 4 £47,500 -
Glasgow - 4 £47,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 - -
East of England +4 2 £48,000 +74.54%
Oxfordshire -5 2 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Abingdon - 2 £40,000 - 1
Essex - 2 £48,000 -
Basingstoke +11 1 £39,500 -1.25%
Hampshire +10 1 £39,500 -1.25%
Kent +10 1 - -
South West -13 1 £47,500 +5.55%
Wiltshire - 1 £47,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £45,000 -
Northampton - 1 £45,000 -
Swindon - 1 £47,500 -
Guildford - 1 £47,500 -

Switch Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Switch 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 Switch Engineer in their job title.

1 103 (79.23%) Firewall
2 101 (77.69%) Cisco
3 74 (56.92%) TCP/IP
4 70 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (44.62%) CCNP
6 56 (43.08%) MPLS
7 50 (38.46%) CCNA
7 50 (38.46%) VPN
8 49 (37.69%) OSPF
9 44 (33.85%) BGP
10 43 (33.08%) Juniper
11 39 (30.00%) WAN
12 36 (27.69%) LAN
13 35 (26.92%) Telecoms
14 33 (25.38%) Wireless
15 32 (24.62%) CheckPoint
16 31 (23.85%) Linux
17 29 (22.31%) DNS
17 29 (22.31%) Network Security
18 25 (19.23%) Ethernet
19 24 (18.46%) VLAN
20 23 (17.69%) VoIP
21 22 (16.92%) Finance
21 22 (16.92%) F5
22 20 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
22 20 (15.38%) HP
22 20 (15.38%) Load Balancing
23 18 (13.85%) Cisco ASA
24 14 (10.77%) VMware
24 14 (10.77%) Data Centre

Switch Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Switch 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 Switch Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.62%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (0.77%) Apache
3 1 (0.77%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 103 (79.23%) Firewall
2 74 (56.92%) TCP/IP
3 56 (43.08%) MPLS
4 50 (38.46%) VPN
5 49 (37.69%) OSPF
6 44 (33.85%) BGP
7 39 (30.00%) WAN
8 36 (27.69%) LAN
9 33 (25.38%) Wireless
10 29 (22.31%) DNS
10 29 (22.31%) Network Security
11 25 (19.23%) Ethernet
12 24 (18.46%) VLAN
13 23 (17.69%) VoIP
14 20 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (13.85%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (10.00%) EIGRP
16 13 (10.00%) HSRP
17 12 (9.23%) DHCP
17 12 (9.23%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 22 (16.92%) Finance
3 7 (5.38%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.85%) Back Office
5 3 (2.31%) Retail
6 1 (0.77%) Electronics
6 1 (0.77%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.31%) Unreal Engine
1 3 (2.31%) Web Services
2 2 (1.54%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.54%) CSS
3 1 (0.77%) Middleware
3 1 (0.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.23%) IVR
4 9 (6.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.77%) Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.77%) Fintech
6 1 (0.77%) Handset
6 1 (0.77%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.77%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.77%) IBM XIV
6 1 (0.77%) PKI
6 1 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.85%) Linux
2 10 (7.69%) Windows
3 7 (5.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.31%) Unix
5 2 (1.54%) Debian
5 2 (1.54%) Gentoo
5 2 (1.54%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.54%) Windows NT
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 11 (8.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (6.92%) ITIL
4 7 (5.38%) Change Management
5 6 (4.62%) Network Design
5 6 (4.62%) Network Management
6 5 (3.85%) Migration
7 4 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.08%) Presales
8 3 (2.31%) Change Control
8 3 (2.31%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.31%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.31%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.54%) Configuration Management
9 2 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.54%) High Availability
9 2 (1.54%) Project Management
9 2 (1.54%) Project Planning
9 2 (1.54%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.85%) C
1 5 (3.85%) SQL
2 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.54%) C++
3 2 (1.54%) Perl
4 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 70 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (44.62%) CCNP
3 50 (38.46%) CCNA
4 10 (7.69%) Degree
5 6 (4.62%) CCIE
6 4 (3.08%) JNCIA
6 4 (3.08%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.54%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.54%) CCDP
7 2 (1.54%) MCP
7 2 (1.54%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.77%) CCSA
8 1 (0.77%) CCSE
8 1 (0.77%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.62%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.54%) pfSense
3 2 (1.54%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.54%) vSphere
3 2 (1.54%) XenApp
4 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.54%) Nagios
1 2 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.77%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 101 (77.69%) Cisco
2 43 (33.08%) Juniper
3 32 (24.62%) CheckPoint
4 22 (16.92%) F5
5 20 (15.38%) HP
6 14 (10.77%) Palo Alto
6 14 (10.77%) VMware
7 9 (6.92%) Citrix
8 8 (6.15%) Blue Coat
9 7 (5.38%) Riverbed
10 6 (4.62%) Brocade
10 6 (4.62%) Microsoft
11 5 (3.85%) ProCurve
11 5 (3.85%) Sophos
12 4 (3.08%) Kaspersky
13 3 (2.31%) Dell
13 3 (2.31%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.31%) NETGEAR
13 3 (2.31%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.54%) IBM
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