Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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

Network Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 62 74
Rank change year-on-year -71 +12 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 139 279 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.13% 4.38% 3.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 4.58% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 110 266 252
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +19.57%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,679 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £66,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 6,273 6,091 8,702
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.71% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5,066 4,899 7,005
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +2.27%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Berkshire

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Network Engineer in Berkshire

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in Berkshire

Network Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -61 37 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Maidenhead -13 34 £56,250 -13.46%
Slough +12 18 £42,500 -15.00%
Bracknell -25 12 £57,500 +13.86% 1
Newbury -5 6 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Wokingham -28 2 £53,750 +43.33%
Thatcham - 1 £30,000 -
Network Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, Network Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 120 (86.33%) Cisco
2 89 (64.03%) Firewall
3 63 (45.32%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (37.41%) CCNP
5 51 (36.69%) Cisco ASA
6 49 (35.25%) CheckPoint
7 40 (28.78%) LAN
7 40 (28.78%) SolarWinds
8 37 (26.62%) HP
9 35 (25.18%) Zscaler
10 34 (24.46%) Aruba
10 34 (24.46%) Network Security
11 32 (23.02%) VPN
11 32 (23.02%) WAN
11 32 (23.02%) OSPF
11 32 (23.02%) BGP
12 29 (20.86%) Juniper
13 28 (20.14%) CCNA
14 27 (19.42%) DNS
14 27 (19.42%) Internet
15 26 (18.71%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (17.99%) Logistics
16 25 (17.99%) Data Centre
17 24 (17.27%) Wireless
18 23 (16.55%) VMware
18 23 (16.55%) VoIP
18 23 (16.55%) Palo Alto
19 22 (15.83%) Network Design
19 22 (15.83%) Incident Management
19 22 (15.83%) Problem-Solving

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (8.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.19%) Akamai
2 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (64.03%) Firewall
2 51 (36.69%) Cisco ASA
3 40 (28.78%) LAN
4 34 (24.46%) Network Security
5 32 (23.02%) BGP
5 32 (23.02%) OSPF
5 32 (23.02%) VPN
5 32 (23.02%) WAN
6 27 (19.42%) DNS
6 27 (19.42%) Internet
7 26 (18.71%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (17.27%) Wireless
9 23 (16.55%) VoIP
10 21 (15.11%) MPLS
11 20 (14.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (14.39%) WLAN
12 19 (13.67%) NetScaler
13 17 (12.23%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (12.23%) DHCP
14 14 (10.07%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (10.07%) Retail
2 12 (8.63%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.60%) Finance
4 2 (1.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Brand Awareness
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.19%) CSS
2 6 (4.32%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.72%) LDAP
3 1 (0.72%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.99%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.44%) Cybercrime
5 2 (1.44%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.47%) Windows
2 8 (5.76%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.04%) Linux
4 3 (2.16%) Debian
4 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.99%) Logistics
2 22 (15.83%) Incident Management
2 22 (15.83%) Network Design
2 22 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (8.63%) Network Management
4 12 (8.63%) Presales
5 11 (7.91%) Collaborative Working
5 11 (7.91%) Problem Management
5 11 (7.91%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (7.91%) Service Management
6 8 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.04%) Change Management
7 7 (5.04%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (3.60%) Load Balancing
8 5 (3.60%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.60%) Migration
8 5 (3.60%) Security Architecture
8 5 (3.60%) Value Proposition
9 4 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (45.32%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (37.41%) CCNP
3 28 (20.14%) CCNA
4 16 (11.51%) CCIE
5 9 (6.47%) CCSP
6 8 (5.76%) CCVP
7 7 (5.04%) CCDP
7 7 (5.04%) Degree
7 7 (5.04%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.32%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 6 (4.32%) CCIE Security
8 6 (4.32%) CISSP
9 5 (3.60%) CEH
9 5 (3.60%) GIAC
9 5 (3.60%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.60%) SSCP
10 4 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.16%) CCSA
11 3 (2.16%) CCSE
11 3 (2.16%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.47%) Active Directory
1 9 (6.47%) VMware NSX
2 8 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.04%) vSphere
4 5 (3.60%) Firmware
5 2 (1.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 21 (15.11%) Cisco IPCC
2 10 (7.19%) Cisco CME
2 10 (7.19%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.88%) Puppet
3 4 (2.88%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (2.16%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.16%) OSSEC
4 3 (2.16%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 120 (86.33%) Cisco
2 49 (35.25%) CheckPoint
3 40 (28.78%) SolarWinds
4 37 (26.62%) HP
5 35 (25.18%) Zscaler
6 34 (24.46%) Aruba
7 29 (20.86%) Juniper
8 23 (16.55%) Palo Alto
8 23 (16.55%) VMware
9 21 (15.11%) F5
9 21 (15.11%) Riverbed
10 12 (8.63%) Citrix
11 11 (7.91%) Meraki
11 11 (7.91%) Microsoft
12 10 (7.19%) Blue Coat
12 10 (7.19%) Prolexic
13 9 (6.47%) Fortinet
14 4 (2.88%) Barracuda Networks
14 4 (2.88%) Infoblox
14 4 (2.88%) NetQoS