The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Network Specialist
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 262 318
Rank change year-on-year +47 +56  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 8 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.084% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.087% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 1
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -26.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £45,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.19% -9.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4931 6867 9910
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.84% 95.64% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4530 6136 8443
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,780 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Network Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in the City of London

Network Specialist
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Specialist in the City of London.

Salary trend for Network Specialist in the City of London

Network Specialist
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Specialist in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Specialist in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Network Specialist 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 City of London region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 6 (75.00%) OSPF
3 6 (75.00%) BGP
4 5 (62.50%) CCNP
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 4 (50.00%) CCSE
5 4 (50.00%) BIG-IP
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (50.00%) Fat Client
5 4 (50.00%) Network Security
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (50.00%) Infoblox
5 4 (50.00%) Imperva
5 4 (50.00%) F5
5 4 (50.00%) DMVPN
5 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (50.00%) Line Management
5 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (50.00%) Citrix
5 4 (50.00%) NetScreen
5 4 (50.00%) Thin Client
5 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 4 (50.00%) LAN
5 4 (50.00%) DHCP

Network Specialist 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) BGP
2 6 (75.00%) OSPF
3 4 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) DMVPN
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) NetScreen
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Basis
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (50.00%) Line Management
1 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Database Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Presales
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) F5
2 4 (50.00%) Imperva
2 4 (50.00%) Infoblox
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Arista
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Meraki
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) SAP