Period
to 7 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

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

Network Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 201 139 196
Rank change year-on-year -62 +57 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 35 152 141
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.70% 2.01% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 2.12% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 32 142 133
10th Percentile £38,250 £36,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £45,938 £46,563 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.52% +12.50% +4.35%
75th Percentile £92,500 £76,875 £70,000
90th Percentile £99,750 £83,625 £81,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% +4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,656 7,172 9,635
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.10% 94.62% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4,132 6,287 8,632
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,850 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £98,750 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the City of London

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Network Engineer in the City of London

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the City of London

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 City of London region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (51.43%) Firewall
2 17 (48.57%) Cisco
3 16 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (42.86%) BGP
5 14 (40.00%) Finance
5 14 (40.00%) AWS
6 13 (37.14%) Azure
6 13 (37.14%) OSPF
6 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
7 12 (34.29%) WAN
7 12 (34.29%) Network Security
7 12 (34.29%) Palo Alto
8 11 (31.43%) Data Centre
8 11 (31.43%) CCNP
8 11 (31.43%) Python
8 11 (31.43%) LAN
9 10 (28.57%) Windows
9 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
10 9 (25.71%) Microsoft 365
10 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
10 9 (25.71%) MPLS
11 8 (22.86%) Linux
11 8 (22.86%) VPN
11 8 (22.86%) DNS
11 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 7 (20.00%) DHCP
12 7 (20.00%) CCIE
12 7 (20.00%) VMware
12 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
12 7 (20.00%) Terraform

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) ejabberd
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) nginx
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (40.00%) AWS
2 13 (37.14%) Azure
3 9 (25.71%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) Firewall
2 15 (42.86%) BGP
3 13 (37.14%) OSPF
4 12 (34.29%) Network Security
4 12 (34.29%) WAN
5 11 (31.43%) LAN
6 9 (25.71%) MPLS
7 8 (22.86%) DNS
7 8 (22.86%) VPN
8 7 (20.00%) DHCP
9 5 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (14.29%) Multicast
9 5 (14.29%) SD-WAN
9 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.43%) BIG-IP
10 4 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (11.43%) VLAN
11 3 (8.57%) IGMP
11 3 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
3 5 (14.29%) Social Skills
4 4 (11.43%) Banking
5 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.71%) French Language
6 2 (5.71%) German Language
6 2 (5.71%) Italian Language
6 2 (5.71%) Law
6 2 (5.71%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (5.71%) Spanish Language
7 1 (2.86%) Electronics
7 1 (2.86%) Games
7 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.86%) Marketing
7 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 3 (8.57%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (5.71%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.57%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.86%) Linux
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (8.57%) Mac OS
8 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.86%) Debian
9 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (14.29%) Investment Management
3 4 (11.43%) Capacity Management
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) High Availability
4 3 (8.57%) Information Security
4 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.57%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (8.57%) Project Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Security Architecture
4 3 (8.57%) Security Management
4 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Leadership
5 2 (5.71%) Architectural Design
5 2 (5.71%) Automated Trading
5 2 (5.71%) Contract Management
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (5.71%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Python
2 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) PHP
4 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.71%) R
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (31.43%) CCNP
3 7 (20.00%) CCIE
4 6 (17.14%) CCNA
5 5 (14.29%) Degree
6 3 (8.57%) CISM
6 3 (8.57%) CISSP
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.86%) CCSA
7 1 (2.86%) CCSE
7 1 (2.86%) CCVP
7 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.86%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (8.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) iptables
4 1 (2.86%) Kamailio
4 1 (2.86%) KVM
4 1 (2.86%) Postfix
4 1 (2.86%) QEMU
4 1 (2.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Ansible
1 7 (20.00%) Terraform
2 3 (8.57%) Cacti
2 3 (8.57%) HAProxy
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (8.57%) SCDPM
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (5.71%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.86%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (2.86%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Cisco
2 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
3 12 (34.29%) Palo Alto
4 7 (20.00%) F5
4 7 (20.00%) VMware
5 5 (14.29%) HP
5 5 (14.29%) SonicWALL
6 4 (11.43%) Juniper
6 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds
7 3 (8.57%) Aruba
8 2 (5.71%) Arista
8 2 (5.71%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.71%) ExtraHop
8 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.71%) Radianz
8 2 (5.71%) Synology
9 1 (2.86%) ForeScout
9 1 (2.86%) Mitel
9 1 (2.86%) NetApp