Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

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

Network Architect
UK > England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 885 823 818
Rank change year-on-year -62 -5 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 276 367 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 226 290 421
England median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% - +8.00%
10th Percentile £53,750 £55,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year -3.70% - +6.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 160642 172382 198265
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 129864 145429 166431
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,488
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.18% +3.31%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Network Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in England

Network Architect
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Architect in England.

Salary trend for Network Architect in England

Network Architect
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect in England over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Architect in England

Network Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 25 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
London -55 87 £72,500 +3.57% 4
South East -49 63 £63,750 -3.77% 3
North of England +60 55 £61,250 -16.95% 5
Midlands +52 35 £57,500 - 1
North West +33 34 £65,000 -10.34% 2
West Midlands +33 29 £57,500 -4.17% 1
South West +26 24 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Yorkshire +40 18 £57,500 -22.03% 2
East of England -9 14 £62,500 - 1
East Midlands +32 6 £60,000 +11.63%
North East - 3 £55,000 - 1
Network Architect
UK

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Network Architect 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 England region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 195 (70.65%) Cisco
2 153 (55.43%) Cisco Certification
3 135 (48.91%) WAN
4 130 (47.10%) Firewall
5 112 (40.58%) CCNP
6 107 (38.77%) Juniper
7 87 (31.52%) MPLS
8 86 (31.16%) LAN
9 74 (26.81%) VPN
10 73 (26.45%) CCIE
11 72 (26.09%) VMware
12 71 (25.72%) Presales
13 70 (25.36%) Data Centre
14 68 (24.64%) Wireless
14 68 (24.64%) Finance
15 67 (24.28%) Microsoft Azure
16 63 (22.83%) Network Design
17 62 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
17 62 (22.46%) Cisco ASA
17 62 (22.46%) OSPF
18 59 (21.38%) TOGAF
19 58 (21.01%) BGP
20 56 (20.29%) CheckPoint
21 54 (19.57%) Security Cleared
21 54 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
22 53 (19.20%) DNS
23 52 (18.84%) SC Cleared
24 49 (17.75%) F5
25 46 (16.67%) Network Security
26 44 (15.94%) Load Balancing

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 9 (3.26%) SAS
1 9 (3.26%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.09%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.36%) CloudStack
4 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 67 (24.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.71%) Office 365
4 12 (4.35%) SaaS
5 3 (1.09%) IaaS
5 3 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (48.91%) WAN
2 130 (47.10%) Firewall
3 87 (31.52%) MPLS
4 86 (31.16%) LAN
5 74 (26.81%) VPN
6 68 (24.64%) Wireless
7 62 (22.46%) Cisco ASA
7 62 (22.46%) OSPF
8 58 (21.01%) BGP
9 53 (19.20%) DNS
10 46 (16.67%) Network Security
11 35 (12.68%) Software-Defined Networking
12 33 (11.96%) Cisco Nexus
13 31 (11.23%) EIGRP
14 29 (10.51%) VLAN
15 28 (10.14%) Internet
16 26 (9.42%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (8.33%) VoIP
18 20 (7.25%) DHCP
19 19 (6.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.36%) MySQL
2 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.36%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (24.64%) Finance
2 24 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.71%) Retail
4 12 (4.35%) Law
5 10 (3.62%) Legal
6 8 (2.90%) Banking
7 7 (2.54%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.81%) Electronics
9 3 (1.09%) Automotive
9 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.72%) Marketing
10 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.72%) COM
1 2 (0.72%) HTML
1 2 (0.72%) REST
1 2 (0.72%) XML
2 1 (0.36%) J2EE
2 1 (0.36%) Java EE
2 1 (0.36%) Middleware
2 1 (0.36%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 70 (25.36%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.07%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.35%) Virtual Team
5 7 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.81%) FlexPod
7 5 (1.81%) FMCG
8 4 (1.45%) Derivative
9 3 (1.09%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.72%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) PKI
11 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.32%) Windows
2 18 (6.52%) Linux
3 5 (1.81%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.09%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.72%) Android
5 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.36%) CentOS
6 1 (0.36%) Solaris
6 1 (0.36%) Unix
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (25.72%) Presales
2 63 (22.83%) Network Design
3 59 (21.38%) TOGAF
4 44 (15.94%) Load Balancing
5 32 (11.59%) Network Architecture
6 29 (10.51%) ITIL
6 29 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
8 21 (7.61%) Information Security
9 20 (7.25%) Cryptography
9 20 (7.25%) Service Delivery
9 20 (7.25%) Service Management
10 17 (6.16%) Migration
11 16 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (5.80%) Project Management
12 15 (5.43%) Financial Modelling
12 15 (5.43%) High Availability
12 15 (5.43%) ITIL V3
13 14 (5.07%) Low Latency
14 13 (4.71%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.07%) Python
2 13 (4.71%) Perl
3 10 (3.62%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.45%) Ruby
5 3 (1.09%) C
6 1 (0.36%) C++
6 1 (0.36%) Java
6 1 (0.36%) Lisp
6 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 153 (55.43%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (40.58%) CCNP
3 73 (26.45%) CCIE
4 54 (19.57%) Security Cleared
5 52 (18.84%) SC Cleared
6 28 (10.14%) DV Cleared
7 26 (9.42%) CCDA
7 26 (9.42%) CCNA
8 22 (7.97%) CCDP
9 21 (7.61%) Degree
10 12 (4.35%) JNCIP
10 12 (4.35%) MCSE
10 12 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (3.99%) CCSA
11 11 (3.99%) JNCIE
12 9 (3.26%) JNCIS
13 7 (2.54%) CISSP
14 6 (2.17%) CCDE
14 6 (2.17%) CCSE
15 5 (1.81%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.54%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.09%) COBIT
2 3 (1.09%) SLA
3 2 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.72%) GDPR
3 2 (0.72%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (13.41%) Active Directory
3 13 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.54%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.72%) XenApp
6 1 (0.36%) Docker
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.17%) SCVMM
2 3 (1.09%) Ansible
2 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.09%) Puppet
3 2 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.72%) SCCM
3 2 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 195 (70.65%) Cisco
2 107 (38.77%) Juniper
3 72 (26.09%) VMware
4 56 (20.29%) CheckPoint
5 49 (17.75%) F5
6 36 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 30 (10.87%) Palo Alto
8 24 (8.70%) Brocade
9 18 (6.52%) HP
10 14 (5.07%) Citrix
11 9 (3.26%) Google
12 8 (2.90%) Avaya
12 8 (2.90%) Fortinet
13 6 (2.17%) BMC
13 6 (2.17%) IBM
13 6 (2.17%) NetApp
14 5 (1.81%) Aruba
14 5 (1.81%) Blue Coat
14 5 (1.81%) Oracle
15 4 (1.45%) Meraki