Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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

Network Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 93 108
Rank change year-on-year -43 +15 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 41 47 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.27% 2.11% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 2.18% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 35 36 49
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -43.75% +88.24%
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 3,109 2,155 2,767
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.68% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,340 1,803 2,434
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,993 £21,875 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Cheshire

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Network Engineer in Cheshire

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in Cheshire

Network Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Warrington +8 26 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Wilmslow +17 4 £69,000 +74.68% 1
Northwich - 2 £36,000 -
Crewe +1 1 £55,000 +46.67%
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (92.68%) Cisco
2 35 (85.37%) Firewall
3 32 (78.05%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (63.41%) WAN
5 24 (58.54%) CCNP
5 24 (58.54%) Wireless
6 23 (56.10%) LAN
6 23 (56.10%) VPN
7 20 (48.78%) CCNA
7 20 (48.78%) Load Balancing
8 19 (46.34%) DNS
8 19 (46.34%) SSL
8 19 (46.34%) DHCP
9 18 (43.90%) BGP
9 18 (43.90%) IPsec
10 17 (41.46%) EIGRP
10 17 (41.46%) OSPF
11 16 (39.02%) MPLS
11 16 (39.02%) Data Centre
12 15 (36.59%) NX-OS
12 15 (36.59%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (34.15%) Juniper
14 13 (31.71%) Wireshark
15 12 (29.27%) Network Security
16 11 (26.83%) Riverbed
16 11 (26.83%) F5
17 10 (24.39%) PMO
17 10 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (21.95%) Cisco PIX
19 8 (19.51%) TACACS

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

Communications & Networking
1 35 (85.37%) Firewall
2 26 (63.41%) WAN
3 24 (58.54%) Wireless
4 23 (56.10%) LAN
4 23 (56.10%) VPN
5 19 (46.34%) DHCP
5 19 (46.34%) DNS
5 19 (46.34%) SSL
6 18 (43.90%) BGP
6 18 (43.90%) IPsec
7 17 (41.46%) EIGRP
7 17 (41.46%) OSPF
8 16 (39.02%) MPLS
9 15 (36.59%) Cisco IOS
9 15 (36.59%) NX-OS
10 13 (31.71%) Wireshark
11 12 (29.27%) Network Security
12 10 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (21.95%) Cisco PIX
14 8 (19.51%) TACACS
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (9.76%) Life Science
4 3 (7.32%) Replication
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.32%) Unix
5 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Load Balancing
2 7 (17.07%) Open Source
3 5 (12.20%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
4 4 (9.76%) ITIL V3
4 4 (9.76%) ITSM
4 4 (9.76%) Service Management
5 3 (7.32%) Line Management
5 3 (7.32%) Network Management
5 3 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (4.88%) Network Design
7 1 (2.44%) Change Management
7 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.44%) Information Security
7 1 (2.44%) Project Management
7 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.44%) SIEM
7 1 (2.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) R
2 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (78.05%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (58.54%) CCNP
3 20 (48.78%) CCNA
4 6 (14.63%) Degree
5 5 (12.20%) CCIE
5 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
5 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.32%) JNCIA
7 2 (4.88%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) PMO
2 2 (4.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.44%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 38 (92.68%) Cisco
2 14 (34.15%) Juniper
3 11 (26.83%) F5
3 11 (26.83%) Riverbed
4 7 (17.07%) Palo Alto
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.88%) Meraki
7 2 (4.88%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (2.44%) 3Com
8 1 (2.44%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.44%) Dell
8 1 (2.44%) HP
8 1 (2.44%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.44%) WatchGuard