Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £45,000 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 Specialist
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 200 171
Rank change year-on-year +13 -29 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 10 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.26% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.33% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 11
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +28.57% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £48,875 £45,000 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,097
% change year-on-year +12.50% +10.81% -41.07%

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 Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in Birmingham

Network Specialist
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Network Specialist in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Network Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (70.00%) Network Security
4 6 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (60.00%) Unified Communications
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 6 (60.00%) BGP
4 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 6 (60.00%) C
4 6 (60.00%) LAN
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) Wireless
4 6 (60.00%) CMS
4 6 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (50.00%) CCNP
5 5 (50.00%) Change Control
6 4 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (40.00%) Network Management
6 4 (40.00%) VPLS
6 4 (40.00%) IPsec
7 3 (30.00%) Retail
7 3 (30.00%) CCNA
8 2 (20.00%) Line Management
8 2 (20.00%) Data Centre

Network Specialist 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) WAN
3 7 (70.00%) Network Security
4 6 (60.00%) BGP
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 6 (60.00%) LAN
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) Unified Communications
4 6 (60.00%) Wireless
5 4 (40.00%) IPsec
5 4 (40.00%) VPLS
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) DNS
6 1 (10.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Change Control
3 4 (40.00%) Network Management
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Line Management
4 2 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) Network Design
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Brocade
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Huawei
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Meraki
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft