The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £25,750 in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Engineer
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 38 36
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 4 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 3.01% 0.54% 3.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 0.58% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 10
Median salary £25,750 £27,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.36% -38.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £27,500 £45,850
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 130 172 273
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 97.74% 92.97% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 107 152 204
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Bedford

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Salary trend for Network Engineer in Bedford

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in Bedford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Bedford over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in Bedford

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Network Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 11 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (84.62%) Cisco
3 8 (61.54%) CCNP
3 8 (61.54%) LAN
3 8 (61.54%) WAN
3 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 8 (61.54%) Network Security
3 8 (61.54%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (53.85%) Spanning Tree
4 7 (53.85%) CCSA
4 7 (53.85%) CCSE
4 7 (53.85%) OSPF
4 7 (53.85%) BGP
5 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
6 4 (30.77%) CCNA
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) Wireless
7 3 (23.08%) Network Management
7 3 (23.08%) VLAN
8 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
8 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
8 2 (15.38%) VMware
8 2 (15.38%) Office 365
8 2 (15.38%) tcpdump
8 2 (15.38%) vSphere
8 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
8 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 2 (15.38%) HP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (61.54%) LAN
2 8 (61.54%) Network Security
2 8 (61.54%) WAN
3 7 (53.85%) BGP
3 7 (53.85%) OSPF
3 7 (53.85%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) VLAN
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) tcpdump
5 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) H.323
6 1 (7.69%) IPsec
6 1 (7.69%) IPv4
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
1 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Network Management
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (61.54%) CCNP
3 7 (53.85%) CCSA
3 7 (53.85%) CCSE
4 4 (30.77%) CCNA
5 2 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (7.69%) CCDP
6 1 (7.69%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) Mitel
4 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
4 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds