Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 112 123
Rank change year-on-year -53 +11 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 15 38 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.45% 1.67% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 1.72% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 11 34 22
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £39,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.39% -21.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,775 £37,625
90th Percentile £73,500 £75,000 £80,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%

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 3,236 2,203 2,468
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.71% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,408 1,763 2,127
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -6 9 £44,000 -7.37% 4
Wilmslow - 3 £69,000 -
Crewe -11 1 £55,000 +46.67% 3
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 Cheshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
1 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 12 (80.00%) CCNP
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) WAN
4 7 (46.67%) LAN
4 7 (46.67%) VPN
4 7 (46.67%) CCNA
4 7 (46.67%) Wireless
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (40.00%) F5
5 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (33.33%) OSPF
6 5 (33.33%) BGP
6 5 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (26.67%) SSL
7 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
7 4 (26.67%) Juniper
7 4 (26.67%) IPsec
7 4 (26.67%) Riverbed
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (26.67%) Network Security
7 4 (26.67%) MPLS
8 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
8 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (20.00%) JNCIA
8 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter

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 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) WAN
3 7 (46.67%) LAN
3 7 (46.67%) VPN
3 7 (46.67%) Wireless
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (33.33%) BGP
5 5 (33.33%) DNS
5 5 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 5 (33.33%) OSPF
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
6 4 (26.67%) IPsec
6 4 (26.67%) MPLS
6 4 (26.67%) Network Security
6 4 (26.67%) SSL
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (20.00%) NX-OS
7 3 (20.00%) TACACS
7 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (20.00%) Security Patching
2 2 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (13.33%) Line Management
2 2 (13.33%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) SIEM
3 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) CCNP
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) CCNA
3 3 (20.00%) JNCIA
4 2 (13.33%) CEH
5 1 (6.67%) CCDP
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) F5
3 4 (26.67%) Juniper
3 4 (26.67%) Riverbed
4 2 (13.33%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (6.67%) ArcSight
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Fortinet