Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 95 96
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 41 73 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.54% 2.59% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.70% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 31 67 35
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,750 £35,950
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £55,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +18.42% -5.00%

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 2,588 2,705 2,133
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 95.82% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,984 2,067 1,853
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +18.06% -10.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £21,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -23 16 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Crewe - 12 £37,500 - 3
Knutsford +14 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 £22,000 -
Chester - 1 £36,000 -
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 37 (90.24%) Firewall
2 32 (78.05%) Cisco
3 26 (63.41%) WAN
4 25 (60.98%) LAN
4 25 (60.98%) MPLS
5 21 (51.22%) F5
6 20 (48.78%) OSPF
6 20 (48.78%) BGP
6 20 (48.78%) Wireless
7 19 (46.34%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (46.34%) CCNP
8 17 (41.46%) SSL
8 17 (41.46%) VPN
9 16 (39.02%) Ethernet
9 16 (39.02%) Data Centre
10 15 (36.59%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (31.71%) CCNA
12 12 (29.27%) DNS
12 12 (29.27%) IPsec
13 11 (26.83%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (24.39%) Network Security
14 10 (24.39%) RIP
15 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
15 9 (21.95%) EIGRP
15 9 (21.95%) Cisco PIX
15 9 (21.95%) Riverbed
16 8 (19.51%) CheckPoint
16 8 (19.51%) VoIP
17 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
18 6 (14.63%) Service Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (90.24%) Firewall
2 26 (63.41%) WAN
3 25 (60.98%) LAN
3 25 (60.98%) MPLS
4 20 (48.78%) BGP
4 20 (48.78%) OSPF
4 20 (48.78%) Wireless
5 17 (41.46%) SSL
5 17 (41.46%) VPN
6 16 (39.02%) Ethernet
7 15 (36.59%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (29.27%) DNS
8 12 (29.27%) IPsec
9 11 (26.83%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (24.39%) Network Security
10 10 (24.39%) RIP
11 9 (21.95%) Cisco PIX
11 9 (21.95%) EIGRP
11 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
12 8 (19.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Retail
3 4 (9.76%) Retail Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.88%) Games
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (12.20%) Video\Live Streaming
3 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
1 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
2 6 (14.63%) Service Management
3 5 (12.20%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (12.20%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.20%) Network Architecture
3 5 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (12.20%) Security Patching
4 4 (9.76%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (9.76%) WFM
5 2 (4.88%) Change Management
5 2 (4.88%) Information Security
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (2.44%) B2B
6 1 (2.44%) Migration
6 1 (2.44%) Network Design
6 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.44%) Project Management
6 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
1 1 (2.44%) Perl
1 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) CCNP
1 19 (46.34%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (31.71%) CCNA
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) pfSense
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) FortiGate
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (78.05%) Cisco
2 21 (51.22%) F5
3 9 (21.95%) Riverbed
4 8 (19.51%) CheckPoint
5 6 (14.63%) Meraki
6 5 (12.20%) Blue Coat
6 5 (12.20%) Infoblox
7 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.88%) HP
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.88%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.44%) arcserve
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix
8 1 (2.44%) Juniper