Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £49,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Network Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 114 64
Rank change year-on-year -10 -50 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 75 105 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.94% 2.21% 3.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.29% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 53 97 141
Birmingham median annual salary £49,000 £40,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.50% -12.09% +13.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £28,728
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,628 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.07% - +3.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3727 4589 3799
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.41% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2977 3426 3179
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Birmingham

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Network Engineer in Birmingham

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Birmingham region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 68 (90.67%) Cisco
2 58 (77.33%) Firewall
3 56 (74.67%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (70.67%) WAN
5 51 (68.00%) LAN
6 46 (61.33%) CCNP
7 36 (48.00%) CCNA
8 28 (37.33%) CheckPoint
9 25 (33.33%) OSPF
9 25 (33.33%) Juniper
10 20 (26.67%) ITIL
11 19 (25.33%) Finance
12 18 (24.00%) DNS
13 17 (22.67%) Wireless
13 17 (22.67%) BGP
13 17 (22.67%) Network Management
14 16 (21.33%) HP
15 15 (20.00%) CCIE
16 14 (18.67%) Windows
16 14 (18.67%) DHCP
16 14 (18.67%) Fortinet
16 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (17.33%) Root Cause Analysis
17 13 (17.33%) Mentoring
17 13 (17.33%) Data Centre
18 12 (16.00%) F5
18 12 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
18 12 (16.00%) Network Security
18 12 (16.00%) Degree
18 12 (16.00%) Active Directory

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

Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (77.33%) Firewall
2 53 (70.67%) WAN
3 51 (68.00%) LAN
4 25 (33.33%) OSPF
5 18 (24.00%) DNS
6 17 (22.67%) BGP
6 17 (22.67%) Wireless
7 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (18.67%) DHCP
8 12 (16.00%) MPLS
8 12 (16.00%) Network Security
9 11 (14.67%) VPN
10 10 (13.33%) SSH
10 10 (13.33%) WLAN
11 9 (12.00%) TACACS
11 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
12 8 (10.67%) IPsec
12 8 (10.67%) SNMP
13 7 (9.33%) VLAN
14 6 (8.00%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.67%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.67%) Computer Science
3 8 (10.67%) PKI
4 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.67%) iPad
5 2 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.33%) CESG
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.67%) ITIL
2 17 (22.67%) Network Management
3 13 (17.33%) Mentoring
3 13 (17.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 12 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 11 (14.67%) Load Balancing
5 11 (14.67%) Software Engineering
6 10 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (12.00%) Network Design
8 7 (9.33%) WAN Optimisation
9 5 (6.67%) Presales
10 4 (5.33%) Change Management
11 3 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
11 3 (4.00%) Release Management
11 3 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.00%) Validation
12 2 (2.67%) Kalman Filter
12 2 (2.67%) Network Architecture
12 2 (2.67%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 56 (74.67%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (61.33%) CCNP
3 36 (48.00%) CCNA
4 15 (20.00%) CCIE
5 12 (16.00%) Degree
6 11 (14.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (14.67%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (5.33%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (1.33%) CCDP
8 1 (1.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 68 (90.67%) Cisco
2 28 (37.33%) CheckPoint
3 25 (33.33%) Juniper
4 16 (21.33%) HP
5 14 (18.67%) Fortinet
6 12 (16.00%) F5
7 9 (12.00%) Palo Alto
7 9 (12.00%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.33%) Aerohive Networks
8 4 (5.33%) Aruba
8 4 (5.33%) Extreme Networks
8 4 (5.33%) Motorola
9 2 (2.67%) AirMagnet
9 2 (2.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (2.67%) CA
9 2 (2.67%) Capita
9 2 (2.67%) Meru Networks
9 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.33%) AlienVault
10 1 (1.33%) Splunk