The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 71 93 92
Rank change year-on-year +22 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 20 9 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.89% 0.69% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 0.72% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 19
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £52,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1024 1244 1682
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 96.97% 95.62% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 837 1060 1287
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +13 9 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Crewe - 4 £37,500 -
Chester +7 3 £41,500 -2.35% 1
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Cheshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (69.23%) Cisco
2 20 (51.28%) LAN
2 20 (51.28%) WAN
3 16 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (35.90%) Telecoms
5 13 (33.33%) Firewall
6 12 (30.77%) Juniper
6 12 (30.77%) CCNP
7 11 (28.21%) CCNA
8 10 (25.64%) BGP
9 9 (23.08%) OSPF
9 9 (23.08%) Network Security
10 8 (20.51%) MPLS
10 8 (20.51%) Information Security
10 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
11 7 (17.95%) VoIP
11 7 (17.95%) DWDM
11 7 (17.95%) EIGRP
11 7 (17.95%) Project Management
11 7 (17.95%) Service Management
11 7 (17.95%) Network Design
11 7 (17.95%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (17.95%) Network Optimisation
12 6 (15.38%) Aruba
12 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
12 6 (15.38%) VLAN
12 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
13 5 (12.82%) Wireless
13 5 (12.82%) Avaya

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.13%) nginx
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) Office 365
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) LAN
1 20 (51.28%) WAN
2 13 (33.33%) Firewall
3 10 (25.64%) BGP
4 9 (23.08%) Network Security
4 9 (23.08%) OSPF
5 8 (20.51%) MPLS
5 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
6 7 (17.95%) DWDM
6 7 (17.95%) EIGRP
6 7 (17.95%) VoIP
7 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
7 6 (15.38%) VLAN
8 5 (12.82%) Wireless
9 3 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (7.69%) IGRP
9 3 (7.69%) VPLS
10 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
General
1 14 (35.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Games
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
1 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Information Security
2 7 (17.95%) Network Design
2 7 (17.95%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (17.95%) Network Optimisation
2 7 (17.95%) Project Management
2 7 (17.95%) Service Management
3 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 5 (12.82%) Fault Management
5 4 (10.26%) Presales
6 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.69%) Network Management
6 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Security Patching
6 3 (7.69%) Software Deployment
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.13%) Change Control
7 2 (5.13%) High Availability
8 1 (2.56%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Perl
2 1 (2.56%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (30.77%) CCNP
3 11 (28.21%) CCNA
4 5 (12.82%) JNCIA
5 4 (10.26%) Degree
6 3 (7.69%) A+ Certification
6 3 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.13%) MCITP
7 2 (5.13%) MCSE
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.56%) CISA
8 1 (2.56%) CISM
8 1 (2.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HAProxy
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) Cisco
2 12 (30.77%) Juniper
3 6 (15.38%) Aruba
4 5 (12.82%) Avaya
5 3 (7.69%) VMware
6 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.13%) Google
7 1 (2.56%) F5
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.56%) Mitel
7 1 (2.56%) NetQoS
7 1 (2.56%) Nortel
7 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.56%) Splunk
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Northgate Public Services
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Chester Le Street, County Durham
ITPS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago