Period
to 20 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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

Network Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 213 243 152
Rank change year-on-year +30 -91 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,322 2,394 3,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.65% 1.45% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.50% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,892 2,080 3,160
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -1.91%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £30,988
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -0.74%

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 134,862 159,303 159,225
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.29% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 109,028 131,562 133,299
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 20 February 2019. 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 +46 833 £57,500 +4.55% 142
South East -15 506 £45,000 - 128
Midlands +63 282 £42,500 +6.25% 58
North of England +34 279 £42,250 -0.59% 75
East of England +86 252 £35,000 -26.32% 38
West Midlands +89 200 £42,500 +6.25% 41
South West -23 167 £45,000 +9.09% 45
Yorkshire +35 157 £47,224 +18.06% 28
North West +30 114 £40,000 -8.05% 42
East Midlands +28 81 £45,000 +7.14% 17
North East +20 8 £40,000 +23.08% 5
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 England region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 1,816 (78.21%) Cisco
2 1,465 (63.09%) Firewall
3 1,408 (60.64%) Cisco Certification
4 1,002 (43.15%) CCNP
5 963 (41.47%) WAN
6 818 (35.23%) LAN
7 752 (32.39%) CCNA
8 690 (29.72%) BGP
9 686 (29.54%) CheckPoint
10 618 (26.61%) Juniper
11 589 (25.37%) OSPF
12 587 (25.28%) Network Security
13 564 (24.29%) MPLS
14 540 (23.26%) VPN
15 521 (22.44%) Wireless
16 510 (21.96%) Cisco ASA
17 472 (20.33%) Data Centre
18 448 (19.29%) Palo Alto
19 431 (18.56%) Cisco Nexus
20 419 (18.04%) F5
21 376 (16.19%) VoIP
22 367 (15.81%) TCP/IP
23 341 (14.69%) VMware
24 334 (14.38%) CCIE
25 327 (14.08%) Windows
26 314 (13.52%) Finance
27 308 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
28 283 (12.19%) ITIL
29 262 (11.28%) Microsoft
30 261 (11.24%) Linux

Network Engineer 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 51 (2.20%) MS Exchange
2 48 (2.07%) IIS
3 32 (1.38%) Skype for Business
4 30 (1.29%) Apache
5 22 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 19 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 15 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.30%) nginx
10 7 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.26%) CMS
12 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.13%) Kentico
14 1 (0.043%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.043%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.043%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.043%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (1.77%) MS Visio
2 40 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.17%) Odoo
1 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.043%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.043%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 175 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 160 (6.89%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (2.93%) Office 365
4 18 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.60%) SaaS
6 11 (0.47%) IaaS
7 10 (0.43%) PaaS
8 7 (0.30%) G Suite
9 6 (0.26%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.13%) OpenDNS
12 2 (0.086%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.086%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.043%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.043%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.043%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,465 (63.09%) Firewall
2 963 (41.47%) WAN
3 818 (35.23%) LAN
4 690 (29.72%) BGP
5 589 (25.37%) OSPF
6 587 (25.28%) Network Security
7 564 (24.29%) MPLS
8 540 (23.26%) VPN
9 521 (22.44%) Wireless
10 510 (21.96%) Cisco ASA
11 431 (18.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 376 (16.19%) VoIP
13 367 (15.81%) TCP/IP
14 256 (11.02%) DNS
15 250 (10.77%) VLAN
16 229 (9.86%) Wi-Fi
17 226 (9.73%) Cisco IOS
18 221 (9.52%) IPsec
19 215 (9.26%) EIGRP
20 179 (7.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (1.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.56%) Big Data
3 12 (0.52%) MySQL
4 11 (0.47%) Blockchain
4 11 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.086%) Informix
7 2 (0.086%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.086%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.086%) UniData
8 1 (0.043%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.043%) DB2
8 1 (0.043%) GIS
8 1 (0.043%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.043%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.043%) QlikView
8 1 (0.043%) Redis
8 1 (0.043%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.043%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.30%) Hudson
3 4 (0.17%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.13%) JIRA
5 2 (0.086%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.086%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.086%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.043%) Vagrant
General
1 314 (13.52%) Finance
2 213 (9.17%) Telecoms
3 137 (5.90%) Banking
4 85 (3.66%) Retail
5 60 (2.58%) Marketing
6 49 (2.11%) Advertising
7 27 (1.16%) Front Office
8 26 (1.12%) Law
9 21 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 19 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.69%) Legal
12 14 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.47%) Electronics
14 10 (0.43%) Automotive
15 9 (0.39%) French Language
16 8 (0.34%) Local Government
17 7 (0.30%) Games
18 6 (0.26%) Back Office
19 5 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.58%) 802.1X
2 24 (1.03%) XMPP
3 11 (0.47%) LAMP
4 7 (0.30%) JSON
4 7 (0.30%) LDAP
5 6 (0.26%) Web Services
6 5 (0.22%) .NET
6 5 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.22%) WCF
7 4 (0.17%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.17%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.17%) ServiceStack
8 3 (0.13%) HTML
8 3 (0.13%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (0.13%) YAML
9 2 (0.086%) Ajax
9 2 (0.086%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.086%) Middleware
9 2 (0.086%) RFC 2547
10 1 (0.043%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 472 (20.33%) Data Centre
2 182 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (2.71%) Driving Licence
5 54 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 54 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 39 (1.68%) Security Operations Centre
7 26 (1.12%) PKI
8 22 (0.95%) Fintech
9 21 (0.90%) Public Cloud
10 19 (0.82%) Hedge funds
10 19 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (0.69%) Private Cloud
11 16 (0.69%) Virtual Team
12 15 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 15 (0.65%) e-Learning
12 15 (0.65%) Handset
13 14 (0.60%) User Experience
14 12 (0.52%) Clustering
14 12 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 327 (14.08%) Windows
2 261 (11.24%) Linux
3 179 (7.71%) Windows Server
4 88 (3.79%) Unix
5 74 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 33 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 31 (1.34%) CentOS
10 20 (0.86%) Debian
11 16 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.56%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.34%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.13%) Android
17 3 (0.13%) Solaris
17 3 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
2 283 (12.19%) ITIL
3 217 (9.35%) Load Balancing
4 212 (9.13%) Network Design
5 193 (8.31%) Network Monitoring
6 187 (8.05%) Network Management
7 141 (6.07%) Root Cause Analysis
8 140 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 131 (5.64%) Change Management
10 130 (5.60%) Mentoring
11 94 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
12 92 (3.96%) Service Management
13 87 (3.75%) Computer Science
13 87 (3.75%) Incident Management
14 86 (3.70%) Change Control
15 83 (3.57%) Project Management
16 82 (3.53%) Information Security
17 80 (3.45%) Mathematics
18 77 (3.32%) Network Architecture
19 76 (3.27%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 187 (8.05%) Python
2 87 (3.75%) Perl
3 67 (2.89%) PowerShell
4 63 (2.71%) SQL
5 48 (2.07%) Bash Shell
6 41 (1.77%) C
7 22 (0.95%) Shell Script
8 20 (0.86%) Tcl
9 16 (0.69%) Ruby
10 12 (0.52%) C++
10 12 (0.52%) PHP
11 10 (0.43%) Java
11 10 (0.43%) R
12 8 (0.34%) VBScript
13 6 (0.26%) Go
14 5 (0.22%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.17%) Korn
16 3 (0.13%) VB
17 2 (0.086%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.086%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 1,408 (60.64%) Cisco Certification
2 1,002 (43.15%) CCNP
3 752 (32.39%) CCNA
4 334 (14.38%) CCIE
5 231 (9.95%) Security Cleared
6 207 (8.91%) Degree
7 173 (7.45%) SC Cleared
8 88 (3.79%) JNCIA
9 77 (3.32%) CCDP
10 71 (3.06%) CISSP
11 63 (2.71%) CCSA
12 61 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
12 61 (2.63%) DV Cleared
13 51 (2.20%) JNCIP
14 48 (2.07%) JNCIS
15 47 (2.02%) CCSE
16 44 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 40 (1.72%) CCVP
18 34 (1.46%) JNCIE
19 33 (1.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (5.81%) SLA
2 29 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 24 (1.03%) GDPR
5 22 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (0.47%) PMO
8 10 (0.43%) QA
9 8 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.26%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.086%) SEPA
12 1 (0.043%) COBIT
12 1 (0.043%) GPG13
System Software
1 191 (8.23%) Active Directory
2 183 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 54 (2.33%) VMware NSX
5 23 (0.99%) Firmware
6 19 (0.82%) ProxySG
7 13 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (0.56%) vSphere
8 12 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.52%) XenApp
8 12 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.47%) VMware Server
10 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.30%) Docker
12 5 (0.22%) BIND 9
13 4 (0.17%) Snort
13 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.086%) iptables
14 2 (0.086%) Xen
Systems Management
1 91 (3.92%) Nagios
2 76 (3.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 71 (3.06%) Cisco Prime
4 54 (2.33%) FortiGate
5 52 (2.24%) Ansible
6 34 (1.46%) AirWatch
7 22 (0.95%) Nessus
8 20 (0.86%) ArcSight ESM
8 20 (0.86%) Cisco LMS
8 20 (0.86%) Opsview
9 19 (0.82%) Puppet
10 18 (0.78%) SCCM
11 16 (0.69%) Cacti
12 13 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
13 12 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (0.52%) SCOM
13 12 (0.52%) Terraform
14 11 (0.47%) Backup Exec
14 11 (0.47%) Netcool
14 11 (0.47%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 1,816 (78.21%) Cisco
2 686 (29.54%) CheckPoint
3 618 (26.61%) Juniper
4 448 (19.29%) Palo Alto
5 419 (18.04%) F5
6 341 (14.69%) VMware
7 262 (11.28%) Microsoft
8 243 (10.47%) SolarWinds
9 198 (8.53%) Fortinet
10 166 (7.15%) Meraki
11 138 (5.94%) HP
12 95 (4.09%) Aruba
13 90 (3.88%) Citrix
14 75 (3.23%) Riverbed
15 74 (3.19%) NetApp
16 61 (2.63%) Mitel
17 57 (2.45%) BT
18 56 (2.41%) Blue Coat
19 51 (2.20%) Nokia
20 45 (1.94%) Arista