Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 104 100
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 60 45 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.98% 1.99% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 2.04% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 55 34 75
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% -7.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £30,750 £35,900 £23,200
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,875 £80,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £39,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.21% -0.63% +11.11%

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 2897 2202 3186
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 97.30% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2221 1895 2702
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +4.58%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +14 36 £45,000 -2.17%
Knutsford - 2 £60,000 -
Northwich - 2 £36,000 -
Wilmslow +11 1 £42,500 +7.59%
Crewe -3 1 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Runcorn - 1 - -
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 57 (95.00%) Cisco
2 49 (81.67%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (81.67%) Firewall
3 38 (63.33%) CCNP
4 36 (60.00%) WAN
4 36 (60.00%) Wireless
5 33 (55.00%) Load Balancing
6 30 (50.00%) VPN
7 29 (48.33%) LAN
8 28 (46.67%) DNS
8 28 (46.67%) SSL
9 27 (45.00%) IPsec
10 26 (43.33%) BGP
11 25 (41.67%) MPLS
11 25 (41.67%) OSPF
11 25 (41.67%) EIGRP
11 25 (41.67%) DHCP
12 24 (40.00%) CCNA
12 24 (40.00%) Wireshark
13 22 (36.67%) Cisco IOS
13 22 (36.67%) F5
14 21 (35.00%) NX-OS
15 20 (33.33%) Riverbed
16 19 (31.67%) Network Security
16 19 (31.67%) Ethernet
17 18 (30.00%) Cisco PIX
17 18 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (28.33%) Juniper
19 16 (26.67%) TACACS
20 15 (25.00%) xDSL

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 49 (81.67%) Firewall
2 36 (60.00%) WAN
2 36 (60.00%) Wireless
3 30 (50.00%) VPN
4 29 (48.33%) LAN
5 28 (46.67%) DNS
5 28 (46.67%) SSL
6 27 (45.00%) IPsec
7 26 (43.33%) BGP
8 25 (41.67%) DHCP
8 25 (41.67%) EIGRP
8 25 (41.67%) MPLS
8 25 (41.67%) OSPF
9 24 (40.00%) Wireshark
10 22 (36.67%) Cisco IOS
11 21 (35.00%) NX-OS
12 19 (31.67%) Ethernet
12 19 (31.67%) Network Security
13 18 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (30.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.67%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (8.33%) Life Science
4 3 (5.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.00%) Load Balancing
2 12 (20.00%) ITIL
2 12 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 12 (20.00%) Network Management
3 10 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 10 (16.67%) ITSM
3 10 (16.67%) Service Management
4 9 (15.00%) Open Source
4 9 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (11.67%) Asset Management
6 5 (8.33%) Line Management
7 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.33%) Information Security
8 2 (3.33%) Runbook
9 1 (1.67%) Change Management
9 1 (1.67%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (1.67%) IT Strategy
9 1 (1.67%) Security Operations
9 1 (1.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) Python
1 2 (3.33%) R
Qualifications
1 49 (81.67%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (63.33%) CCNP
3 24 (40.00%) CCNA
4 13 (21.67%) Degree
5 12 (20.00%) CCIE
6 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.00%) CCDE
8 1 (1.67%) CISA
8 1 (1.67%) CISM
8 1 (1.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.33%) PMO
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.67%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 57 (95.00%) Cisco
2 22 (36.67%) F5
3 20 (33.33%) Riverbed
4 17 (28.33%) Juniper
5 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (15.00%) Palo Alto
7 6 (10.00%) Meraki
8 5 (8.33%) 3Com
8 5 (8.33%) CheckPoint
8 5 (8.33%) HP
9 4 (6.67%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.33%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.33%) Ruckus Wireless
11 1 (1.67%) Aerohive Networks
11 1 (1.67%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.67%) Avaya
11 1 (1.67%) Dell
11 1 (1.67%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.67%) WatchGuard