Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 200 172
Rank change year-on-year -40 -28 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,223 3,035 3,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.42% 1.83% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.91% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,819 2,684 3,412
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 150,128 159,198 177,282
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.12% 95.96% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 121,931 128,488 150,450
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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 -11 896 £55,000 - 98
South East -82 455 £44,500 -2.73% 91
North of England -52 286 £40,000 -11.11% 73
Midlands -4 242 £45,000 +5.88% 56
East of England -7 183 £45,000 - 32
North West -47 173 £40,000 -11.11% 43
South West -28 161 £42,500 +1.19% 35
West Midlands -14 131 £50,000 +25.00% 35
East Midlands -3 111 £40,000 -9.09% 21
Yorkshire -23 100 £40,000 -5.88% 23
North East -12 13 £29,000 -20.55% 7
South Coast - 1 - -
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 1,783 (80.21%) Cisco
2 1,445 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1,386 (62.35%) Firewall
4 1,123 (50.52%) CCNP
5 920 (41.39%) WAN
6 801 (36.03%) LAN
7 779 (35.04%) CCNA
8 676 (30.41%) BGP
9 611 (27.49%) VPN
10 592 (26.63%) Juniper
11 585 (26.32%) OSPF
12 584 (26.27%) Cisco ASA
13 576 (25.91%) Wireless
14 556 (25.01%) MPLS
15 517 (23.26%) CheckPoint
16 502 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
17 492 (22.13%) Data Centre
18 478 (21.50%) F5
19 464 (20.87%) Network Security
20 402 (18.08%) Palo Alto
21 341 (15.34%) TCP/IP
22 322 (14.48%) VMware
23 317 (14.26%) SolarWinds
24 301 (13.54%) Windows
25 299 (13.45%) Finance
26 287 (12.91%) CCIE
27 272 (12.24%) VoIP
28 271 (12.19%) Linux
29 260 (11.70%) DNS
30 252 (11.34%) VLAN

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 50 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 29 (1.30%) Skype for Business
3 22 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (0.90%) IIS
5 14 (0.63%) Apache
5 14 (0.63%) OpenStack
6 13 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 10 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.31%) nginx
10 6 (0.27%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.22%) SAS
12 3 (0.13%) WordPress
13 2 (0.090%) Confluence
13 2 (0.090%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.090%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.045%) CMS
14 1 (0.045%) JBoss
14 1 (0.045%) Smallworld
Applications
1 72 (3.24%) MS Visio
2 48 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.045%) assyst
2 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.045%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.045%) Magento
2 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.045%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 120 (5.40%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (3.28%) Office 365
4 36 (1.62%) SaaS
5 25 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.67%) PaaS
7 14 (0.63%) G Suite
8 11 (0.49%) IaaS
9 8 (0.36%) Akamai
10 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.13%) Serverless
11 2 (0.090%) OpenDNS
12 1 (0.045%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.045%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,386 (62.35%) Firewall
2 920 (41.39%) WAN
3 801 (36.03%) LAN
4 676 (30.41%) BGP
5 611 (27.49%) VPN
6 585 (26.32%) OSPF
7 584 (26.27%) Cisco ASA
8 576 (25.91%) Wireless
9 556 (25.01%) MPLS
10 502 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 464 (20.87%) Network Security
12 341 (15.34%) TCP/IP
13 272 (12.24%) VoIP
14 260 (11.70%) DNS
15 252 (11.34%) VLAN
16 249 (11.20%) Wi-Fi
17 227 (10.21%) Cisco IOS
18 217 (9.76%) EIGRP
18 217 (9.76%) IPsec
19 199 (8.95%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.58%) MySQL
3 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.22%) Big Data
4 5 (0.22%) Blockchain
4 5 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.18%) Redis
6 2 (0.090%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.090%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.090%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.045%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.045%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.045%) Informix
7 1 (0.045%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.045%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.045%) QlikView
7 1 (0.045%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 94 (4.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.18%) Hudson
4 4 (0.18%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.13%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.090%) GitLab
6 2 (0.090%) GoCD
6 2 (0.090%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.045%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.045%) GCC
7 1 (0.045%) GDB
7 1 (0.045%) JIRA
7 1 (0.045%) Subversion
7 1 (0.045%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.045%) Trac
General
1 299 (13.45%) Finance
2 201 (9.04%) Telecoms
3 151 (6.79%) Banking
4 126 (5.67%) Retail
5 54 (2.43%) Advertising
6 26 (1.17%) Law
7 24 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 23 (1.03%) Marketing
9 21 (0.94%) Legal
9 21 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.45%) Games
12 7 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.27%) French Language
13 6 (0.27%) Front Office
14 5 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.18%) Electronics
15 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.13%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (3.91%) 802.1X
2 20 (0.90%) XMPP
3 15 (0.67%) HTML
4 12 (0.54%) CSS
4 12 (0.54%) LAMP
5 11 (0.49%) Web Services
5 11 (0.49%) XML
6 10 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (0.45%) LDAP
7 7 (0.31%) Middleware
7 7 (0.31%) WSH
8 6 (0.27%) .NET
8 6 (0.27%) JSON
9 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.22%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (0.22%) RFC 2544
10 4 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (0.090%) ggplot
11 2 (0.090%) Matplotlib
11 2 (0.090%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 492 (22.13%) Data Centre
2 181 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 105 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (1.66%) Management Information System
5 37 (1.66%) NHS
6 32 (1.44%) PKI
7 25 (1.12%) Driving Licence
8 24 (1.08%) Private Cloud
8 24 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (1.03%) BBC
10 22 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
10 22 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 20 (0.90%) Fintech
12 20 (0.90%) Hedge funds
12 20 (0.90%) Public Cloud
12 20 (0.90%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.67%) Cyberattack
14 12 (0.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 301 (13.54%) Windows
2 271 (12.19%) Linux
3 176 (7.92%) Windows Server
4 93 (4.18%) Unix
5 76 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 25 (1.12%) Windows 10
9 19 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 17 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (0.72%) CentOS
12 15 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.58%) FreeBSD
13 13 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.54%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.36%) Debian
15 8 (0.36%) Solaris
16 7 (0.31%) SUSE
17 5 (0.22%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (10.84%) Network Design
1 241 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
2 229 (10.30%) Network Monitoring
3 226 (10.17%) Network Management
4 214 (9.63%) ITIL
5 182 (8.19%) Load Balancing
6 172 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 153 (6.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 126 (5.67%) Incident Management
9 112 (5.04%) Service Management
10 107 (4.81%) Network Architecture
11 95 (4.27%) Service Delivery
12 93 (4.18%) Change Management
13 91 (4.09%) Kalman Filter
14 85 (3.82%) High Availability
15 79 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
16 78 (3.51%) Migration
17 75 (3.37%) Capacity Management
17 75 (3.37%) Capacity Planning
18 73 (3.28%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 182 (8.19%) Python
2 62 (2.79%) SQL
3 49 (2.20%) Perl
3 49 (2.20%) PowerShell
4 38 (1.71%) Bash Shell
4 38 (1.71%) C
5 27 (1.21%) Ruby
6 16 (0.72%) VBScript
7 15 (0.67%) PHP
8 9 (0.40%) Java
8 9 (0.40%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.22%) AWK
9 5 (0.22%) sed
10 4 (0.18%) C++
10 4 (0.18%) C-shell
10 4 (0.18%) Korn
10 4 (0.18%) R
10 4 (0.18%) Tcl
11 3 (0.13%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,445 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1,123 (50.52%) CCNP
3 779 (35.04%) CCNA
4 287 (12.91%) CCIE
5 233 (10.48%) Degree
6 221 (9.94%) Security Cleared
7 155 (6.97%) SC Cleared
8 104 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 76 (3.42%) DV Cleared
9 76 (3.42%) JNCIA
10 66 (2.97%) CCDP
11 64 (2.88%) JNCIP
12 56 (2.52%) CISSP
13 54 (2.43%) CCSP
14 44 (1.98%) JNCIS
15 43 (1.93%) CCSA
15 43 (1.93%) CCVP
16 39 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
17 38 (1.71%) JNCIE
18 37 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (8.23%) SLA
2 44 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 42 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 25 (1.12%) GDPR
6 12 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.40%) PMO
7 9 (0.40%) QA
8 7 (0.31%) GPG13
9 4 (0.18%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.13%) COBIT
10 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.13%) GCP
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.045%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 185 (8.32%) Active Directory
2 177 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (3.06%) Hyper-V
4 55 (2.47%) Firmware
5 41 (1.84%) ProxySG
6 39 (1.75%) VMware NSX
7 32 (1.44%) vSphere
8 30 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (1.12%) VMware Server
10 9 (0.40%) pfSense
11 8 (0.36%) Docker
12 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.22%) XenApp
13 3 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.090%) Snort
14 2 (0.090%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.045%) Samba
15 1 (0.045%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 169 (7.60%) Cisco Prime
2 153 (6.88%) Nagios
3 78 (3.51%) FortiGate
4 76 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 55 (2.47%) Ansible
6 54 (2.43%) Cisco LMS
6 54 (2.43%) Opsview
7 37 (1.66%) Stealthwatch
8 35 (1.57%) Cacti
9 31 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
10 29 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
11 27 (1.21%) Cisco IPCC
12 26 (1.17%) Puppet
13 22 (0.99%) Nessus
14 19 (0.85%) TrustSec
15 17 (0.76%) vCenter Server
16 15 (0.67%) SCCM
17 12 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
18 11 (0.49%) Terraform
19 10 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1,783 (80.21%) Cisco
2 592 (26.63%) Juniper
3 517 (23.26%) CheckPoint
4 478 (21.50%) F5
5 402 (18.08%) Palo Alto
6 322 (14.48%) VMware
7 317 (14.26%) SolarWinds
8 250 (11.25%) Microsoft
9 204 (9.18%) Fortinet
10 189 (8.50%) Meraki
11 169 (7.60%) HP
12 109 (4.90%) Citrix
13 97 (4.36%) Aruba
14 78 (3.51%) Blue Coat
15 75 (3.37%) Arista
16 73 (3.28%) Riverbed
17 56 (2.52%) Zscaler
18 41 (1.84%) Dell
19 40 (1.80%) Mitel
20 38 (1.71%) Nokia