Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 221 162
Rank change year-on-year -17 -59 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,197 2,759 3,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.45% 1.63% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.70% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,782 2,440 3,447
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% -1.10%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +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 145,583 162,315 174,205
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.90% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 118,340 131,194 147,115
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 15 November 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 15 November 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 0 845 £55,000 - 108
South East -67 450 £42,500 -5.56% 87
Midlands +36 276 £43,715 +6.13% 68
North of England -46 247 £40,000 -5.88% 82
East of England +30 215 £35,125 -23.64% 49
West Midlands +47 169 £47,500 +15.32% 43
South West -30 163 £42,500 +1.19% 30
North West -17 149 £38,500 -14.44% 49
East Midlands +23 107 £39,000 -8.24% 24
Yorkshire -17 90 £42,500 +11.84% 28
North East 0 8 £29,000 -20.55% 5
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 1,682 (76.56%) Cisco
2 1,359 (61.86%) Firewall
3 1,347 (61.31%) Cisco Certification
4 1,005 (45.74%) CCNP
5 888 (40.42%) WAN
6 790 (35.96%) LAN
7 719 (32.73%) CCNA
8 656 (29.86%) BGP
9 566 (25.76%) CheckPoint
10 561 (25.53%) Juniper
11 544 (24.76%) VPN
12 538 (24.49%) OSPF
13 534 (24.31%) Wireless
14 505 (22.99%) MPLS
15 491 (22.35%) Cisco ASA
16 484 (22.03%) Data Centre
17 471 (21.44%) Cisco Nexus
18 457 (20.80%) Network Security
19 448 (20.39%) F5
20 378 (17.21%) Palo Alto
21 349 (15.89%) TCP/IP
22 327 (14.88%) Windows
23 321 (14.61%) VMware
24 302 (13.75%) Finance
25 295 (13.43%) VoIP
26 273 (12.43%) SolarWinds
27 271 (12.34%) Linux
28 259 (11.79%) Wi-Fi
29 257 (11.70%) CCIE
30 251 (11.42%) Microsoft

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 53 (2.41%) MS Exchange
2 37 (1.68%) Skype for Business
3 29 (1.32%) IIS
4 26 (1.18%) Apache
5 25 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (0.77%) SharePoint
7 15 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 14 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.46%) nginx
11 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.27%) CMS
12 6 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.23%) SAS
14 3 (0.14%) WordPress
15 2 (0.091%) Joomla!
15 2 (0.091%) Kentico
16 1 (0.046%) JBoss
16 1 (0.046%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.046%) assyst
3 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.046%) Magento
3 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.046%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 138 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (3.64%) Office 365
4 19 (0.86%) SaaS
5 17 (0.77%) G Suite
6 15 (0.68%) PaaS
7 12 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.50%) IaaS
9 5 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.18%) Akamai
10 4 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.18%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.046%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.046%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.046%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,359 (61.86%) Firewall
2 888 (40.42%) WAN
3 790 (35.96%) LAN
4 656 (29.86%) BGP
5 544 (24.76%) VPN
6 538 (24.49%) OSPF
7 534 (24.31%) Wireless
8 505 (22.99%) MPLS
9 491 (22.35%) Cisco ASA
10 471 (21.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 457 (20.80%) Network Security
12 349 (15.89%) TCP/IP
13 295 (13.43%) VoIP
14 259 (11.79%) Wi-Fi
15 248 (11.29%) DNS
16 246 (11.20%) VLAN
17 198 (9.01%) EIGRP
18 197 (8.97%) Cisco IOS
19 184 (8.38%) DHCP
20 176 (8.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 18 (0.82%) MySQL
3 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.23%) Big Data
4 5 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.091%) Redis
6 1 (0.046%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.046%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.046%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.046%) DB2
6 1 (0.046%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.046%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.046%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.046%) QlikView
6 1 (0.046%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.046%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.046%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 73 (3.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.23%) Hudson
4 4 (0.18%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.091%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.091%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.091%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.046%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 302 (13.75%) Finance
2 215 (9.79%) Telecoms
3 153 (6.96%) Banking
4 94 (4.28%) Retail
5 58 (2.64%) Marketing
6 51 (2.32%) Advertising
7 24 (1.09%) Law
8 23 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.00%) Legal
10 18 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.64%) Front Office
12 9 (0.41%) French Language
13 8 (0.36%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.27%) Electronics
15 5 (0.23%) Games
15 5 (0.23%) Local Government
15 5 (0.23%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.18%) Automotive
17 3 (0.14%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (2.91%) 802.1X
2 20 (0.91%) XMPP
3 17 (0.77%) LAMP
4 11 (0.50%) Web Services
5 10 (0.46%) LDAP
6 9 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (0.41%) HTML
7 8 (0.36%) CSS
8 7 (0.32%) WSH
9 6 (0.27%) .NET
9 6 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
9 6 (0.27%) XML
10 5 (0.23%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.18%) RFC 2544
12 3 (0.14%) Middleware
13 2 (0.091%) SAML
13 2 (0.091%) XSLT
14 1 (0.046%) COM
14 1 (0.046%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 484 (22.03%) Data Centre
2 171 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
4 108 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 51 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
6 43 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 40 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 28 (1.27%) PKI
9 22 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
10 20 (0.91%) NHS
11 19 (0.86%) Private Cloud
12 18 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 18 (0.82%) Fintech
13 17 (0.77%) BBC
13 17 (0.77%) Hedge funds
13 17 (0.77%) Public Cloud
14 15 (0.68%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.64%) Replication
16 10 (0.46%) User Experience
16 10 (0.46%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 327 (14.88%) Windows
2 271 (12.34%) Linux
3 195 (8.88%) Windows Server
4 85 (3.87%) Unix
5 81 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 78 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (1.87%) Windows 7
8 31 (1.41%) Windows 10
9 28 (1.27%) CentOS
10 20 (0.91%) Mac OS X
10 20 (0.91%) Ubuntu
10 20 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.73%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.55%) Debian
13 11 (0.50%) FreeBSD
14 7 (0.32%) SUSE
15 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.18%) Android
16 4 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (11.38%) Problem-Solving
2 214 (9.74%) Network Design
3 211 (9.60%) Network Management
4 205 (9.33%) ITIL
5 191 (8.69%) Network Monitoring
6 180 (8.19%) Load Balancing
7 174 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 163 (7.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 113 (5.14%) Incident Management
10 106 (4.82%) Service Management
11 98 (4.46%) Service Delivery
12 89 (4.05%) Mentoring
13 88 (4.01%) Continuous Improvement
14 87 (3.96%) Network Architecture
15 79 (3.60%) Migration
16 78 (3.55%) Information Security
17 71 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
17 71 (3.23%) Change Management
18 67 (3.05%) Problem Management
19 64 (2.91%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 212 (9.65%) Python
2 73 (3.32%) PowerShell
3 70 (3.19%) SQL
4 66 (3.00%) Perl
5 47 (2.14%) Bash Shell
6 44 (2.00%) C
7 26 (1.18%) Ruby
8 18 (0.82%) PHP
8 18 (0.82%) Shell Script
9 16 (0.73%) Tcl
9 16 (0.73%) VBScript
10 9 (0.41%) Java
11 8 (0.36%) C++
11 8 (0.36%) R
12 7 (0.32%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.32%) Korn
13 6 (0.27%) Go
14 5 (0.23%) C-shell
14 5 (0.23%) VB
15 3 (0.14%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1,347 (61.31%) Cisco Certification
2 1,005 (45.74%) CCNP
3 719 (32.73%) CCNA
4 257 (11.70%) CCIE
5 223 (10.15%) Degree
6 207 (9.42%) Security Cleared
7 151 (6.87%) SC Cleared
8 85 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
9 81 (3.69%) JNCIA
10 68 (3.10%) CCDP
11 62 (2.82%) DV Cleared
12 57 (2.59%) JNCIP
13 48 (2.18%) CCSA
14 47 (2.14%) CISSP
15 42 (1.91%) CCVP
16 39 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
17 38 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
18 37 (1.68%) CCSE
19 32 (1.46%) CCSP
19 32 (1.46%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (7.69%) SLA
2 38 (1.73%) PCI DSS
3 33 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (1.27%) GDPR
5 21 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.50%) QA
8 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (0.41%) PMO
9 6 (0.27%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.14%) GPG13
10 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.046%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.046%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 208 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 177 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 47 (2.14%) VMware NSX
5 40 (1.82%) ProxySG
6 27 (1.23%) Firmware
6 27 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (1.09%) vSphere
8 16 (0.73%) VMware Server
9 13 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.50%) XenApp
11 10 (0.46%) Docker
12 7 (0.32%) pfSense
12 7 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.18%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.091%) iptables
14 2 (0.091%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.091%) Xen
Systems Management
1 135 (6.14%) Nagios
2 120 (5.46%) Cisco Prime
3 78 (3.55%) FortiGate
4 61 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 58 (2.64%) Ansible
6 42 (1.91%) Cisco LMS
6 42 (1.91%) Opsview
7 32 (1.46%) Cacti
8 28 (1.27%) Stealthwatch
9 26 (1.18%) Puppet
10 22 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
11 20 (0.91%) Cisco IPCC
12 17 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (0.77%) SCCM
13 16 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
14 15 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
15 14 (0.64%) ArcSight ESM
15 14 (0.64%) Nessus
16 13 (0.59%) Terraform
16 13 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,682 (76.56%) Cisco
2 566 (25.76%) CheckPoint
3 561 (25.53%) Juniper
4 448 (20.39%) F5
5 378 (17.21%) Palo Alto
6 321 (14.61%) VMware
7 273 (12.43%) SolarWinds
8 251 (11.42%) Microsoft
9 216 (9.83%) Fortinet
10 179 (8.15%) Meraki
11 155 (7.06%) HP
12 89 (4.05%) Aruba
13 88 (4.01%) Citrix
14 82 (3.73%) Blue Coat
15 70 (3.19%) Riverbed
16 67 (3.05%) Arista
17 59 (2.69%) Mitel
18 44 (2.00%) Nokia
18 44 (2.00%) Zscaler
19 39 (1.78%) BT