The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 63 99
Rank change year-on-year -16 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 37 25 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.53% 2.62% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.65% 2.72% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 33 17 22
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +32.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £41,900 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.58%  

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 1397 918 1664
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.36% 96.33% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1059 802 1326
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 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 June 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 -10 15 £45,000 - 2
Knutsford -34 2 £60,000 - 1
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 47 (82.46%) Cisco
2 34 (59.65%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (52.63%) Firewall
4 26 (45.61%) CCNP
5 23 (40.35%) WAN
6 21 (36.84%) LAN
7 20 (35.09%) Ethernet
8 19 (33.33%) Juniper
8 19 (33.33%) Load Balancing
9 16 (28.07%) F5
9 16 (28.07%) Wireless
9 16 (28.07%) BGP
10 15 (26.32%) OSPF
10 15 (26.32%) DNS
11 14 (24.56%) EIGRP
11 14 (24.56%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (22.81%) MPLS
12 13 (22.81%) CCNA
13 12 (21.05%) Network Security
14 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
14 11 (19.30%) VPN
14 11 (19.30%) Service Management
14 11 (19.30%) Finance
15 10 (17.54%) IPsec
15 10 (17.54%) SSL
15 10 (17.54%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (17.54%) Degree
15 10 (17.54%) Wireshark
15 10 (17.54%) Riverbed
15 10 (17.54%) Cisco PIX

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (52.63%) Firewall
2 23 (40.35%) WAN
3 21 (36.84%) LAN
4 20 (35.09%) Ethernet
5 16 (28.07%) BGP
5 16 (28.07%) Wireless
6 15 (26.32%) DNS
6 15 (26.32%) OSPF
7 14 (24.56%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (24.56%) EIGRP
8 13 (22.81%) MPLS
9 12 (21.05%) Network Security
10 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
10 11 (19.30%) VPN
11 10 (17.54%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (17.54%) Cisco PIX
11 10 (17.54%) IPsec
11 10 (17.54%) SSL
11 10 (17.54%) Wireshark
11 10 (17.54%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) GIS
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.26%) Advertising
4 2 (3.51%) Games
4 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
1 5 (8.77%) Driving Licence
2 3 (5.26%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.51%) Life Science
3 2 (3.51%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
1 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 11 (19.30%) Service Management
3 10 (17.54%) Network Management
4 8 (14.04%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (14.04%) Service Delivery
5 7 (12.28%) Asset Management
5 7 (12.28%) ITIL
6 6 (10.53%) ITIL V3
6 6 (10.53%) ITSM
7 5 (8.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) Fault Management
8 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
8 4 (7.02%) Network Design
8 4 (7.02%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (7.02%) Network Optimisation
8 4 (7.02%) Project Management
9 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.51%) Information Security
10 2 (3.51%) Line Management
10 2 (3.51%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) Python
2 1 (1.75%) Perl
2 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (59.65%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (45.61%) CCNP
3 13 (22.81%) CCNA
4 10 (17.54%) Degree
5 9 (15.79%) CCIE
6 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
6 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
7 5 (8.77%) CCDE
8 4 (7.02%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.75%) CISA
9 1 (1.75%) CISM
9 1 (1.75%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) SLA
2 5 (8.77%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.75%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 47 (82.46%) Cisco
2 19 (33.33%) Juniper
3 16 (28.07%) F5
4 10 (17.54%) Riverbed
5 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.04%) Blue Coat
7 3 (5.26%) Aruba
7 3 (5.26%) Avaya
8 2 (3.51%) 3Com
8 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.51%) Google
8 2 (3.51%) HP
8 2 (3.51%) Meraki
9 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.75%) Mitel
9 1 (1.75%) Nortel
9 1 (1.75%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.75%) Splunk
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £43000 - £53000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + OT
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Cheshire
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + OT
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Cheshire
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + OT
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