Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 174 166
Rank change year-on-year -70 -8 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,229 3,302 3,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.37% 2.03% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 2.11% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,852 2,894 3,463
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,336
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.77% +0.75%
10th Percentile £32,025 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +1.09% +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 156,542 156,861 183,120
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 96.27% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,984 130,132 155,522
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,000
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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -64 846 £55,000 +4.76% 99
South East -93 560 £45,000 -5.26% 71
North of England -41 294 £42,500 - 74
Midlands -77 186 £42,500 -3.41% 33
South West +11 181 £40,000 - 25
East of England -30 161 £55,000 +22.22% 29
North West -71 142 £40,000 -5.88% 54
Yorkshire +27 138 £42,500 -5.56% 16
West Midlands -81 110 £47,500 +11.76% 18
East Midlands -4 74 £41,500 -5.68% 15
North East -8 14 £32,500 -10.96% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1,814 (81.38%) Cisco
2 1,361 (61.06%) Cisco Certification
3 1,305 (58.55%) Firewall
4 1,038 (46.57%) CCNP
5 912 (40.92%) WAN
6 822 (36.88%) LAN
7 764 (34.28%) CCNA
8 622 (27.90%) VPN
9 610 (27.37%) BGP
10 581 (26.07%) MPLS
11 580 (26.02%) Wireless
12 572 (25.66%) Juniper
12 572 (25.66%) Cisco ASA
13 567 (25.44%) OSPF
14 510 (22.88%) Data Centre
15 500 (22.43%) Network Security
16 498 (22.34%) CheckPoint
17 451 (20.23%) F5
18 436 (19.56%) Cisco Nexus
19 397 (17.81%) Palo Alto
20 368 (16.51%) VMware
21 337 (15.12%) TCP/IP
22 315 (14.13%) ITIL
23 313 (14.04%) DNS
24 309 (13.86%) CCIE
25 291 (13.06%) Finance
25 291 (13.06%) VoIP
26 290 (13.01%) Windows
27 279 (12.52%) SolarWinds
28 278 (12.47%) 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 37 (1.66%) MS Exchange
2 16 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (0.72%) Skype for Business
3 13 (0.58%) IIS
4 8 (0.36%) Apache
4 8 (0.36%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.27%) nginx
6 5 (0.22%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.13%) Confluence
7 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.090%) JBoss
8 2 (0.090%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.090%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.045%) CMS
9 1 (0.045%) Drupal
9 1 (0.045%) PrestaShop
9 1 (0.045%) Smallworld
9 1 (0.045%) WordPress
9 1 (0.045%) Zimbra
Applications
1 76 (3.41%) MS Visio
2 58 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.090%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.045%) assyst
3 1 (0.045%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.045%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.045%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 170 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (2.92%) SaaS
4 50 (2.24%) Office 365
5 47 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
6 34 (1.53%) PaaS
7 28 (1.26%) IaaS
8 26 (1.17%) Akamai
9 16 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
9 16 (0.72%) Serverless
10 7 (0.31%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.27%) G Suite
12 5 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.090%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.090%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,305 (58.55%) Firewall
2 912 (40.92%) WAN
3 822 (36.88%) LAN
4 622 (27.90%) VPN
5 610 (27.37%) BGP
6 581 (26.07%) MPLS
7 580 (26.02%) Wireless
8 572 (25.66%) Cisco ASA
9 567 (25.44%) OSPF
10 500 (22.43%) Network Security
11 436 (19.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 337 (15.12%) TCP/IP
13 313 (14.04%) DNS
14 291 (13.06%) VoIP
15 275 (12.34%) VLAN
16 239 (10.72%) IPsec
16 239 (10.72%) Wi-Fi
17 225 (10.09%) DHCP
18 220 (9.87%) Cisco IOS
19 202 (9.06%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.49%) MySQL
3 10 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (0.40%) Blockchain
5 7 (0.31%) Big Data
6 5 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.18%) BigQuery
7 4 (0.18%) Informix
7 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.13%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.13%) Redis
8 3 (0.13%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.045%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.045%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.045%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 89 (3.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 26 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.40%) TeamCity
5 8 (0.36%) Subversion
6 6 (0.27%) GCC
6 6 (0.27%) GDB
6 6 (0.27%) Trac
7 4 (0.18%) JIRA
8 3 (0.13%) GitLab
8 3 (0.13%) GoCD
8 3 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.045%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.045%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.045%) Vagrant
General
1 291 (13.06%) Finance
2 171 (7.67%) Telecoms
3 117 (5.25%) Banking
4 113 (5.07%) Retail
5 38 (1.70%) Advertising
6 37 (1.66%) Financial Institution
7 30 (1.35%) Games
8 23 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.58%) Marketing
11 11 (0.49%) Law
12 9 (0.40%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.27%) Legal
14 5 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.22%) German Language
15 4 (0.18%) French Language
15 4 (0.18%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.13%) Automotive
16 3 (0.13%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 30 (1.35%) HTML
3 19 (0.85%) XML
4 18 (0.81%) CSS
5 16 (0.72%) LDAP
6 14 (0.63%) Web Services
7 11 (0.49%) XMPP
8 9 (0.40%) Middleware
9 8 (0.36%) JSON
10 7 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (0.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 6 (0.27%) STL
12 4 (0.18%) D3.js
12 4 (0.18%) ggplot
12 4 (0.18%) LAMP
12 4 (0.18%) LEMP Stack
12 4 (0.18%) Matplotlib
12 4 (0.18%) RFC 2544
12 4 (0.18%) SAML
12 4 (0.18%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 510 (22.88%) Data Centre
2 176 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 75 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 39 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
6 39 (1.75%) Private Cloud
7 34 (1.53%) Fintech
8 32 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 31 (1.39%) Driving Licence
10 29 (1.30%) Hedge funds
11 28 (1.26%) PKI
12 27 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
13 26 (1.17%) NHS
14 22 (0.99%) Public Cloud
15 20 (0.90%) BBC
16 18 (0.81%) CESG
16 18 (0.81%) Cyberattack
16 18 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
17 17 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 290 (13.01%) Windows
2 278 (12.47%) Linux
3 152 (6.82%) Windows Server
4 88 (3.95%) Unix
5 55 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.49%) Mac OS X
9 11 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.45%) CentOS
11 9 (0.40%) FreeBSD
12 6 (0.27%) Solaris
12 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.18%) Debian
13 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.13%) Android
14 3 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (14.13%) ITIL
2 248 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
3 247 (11.08%) Network Design
3 247 (11.08%) Network Monitoring
4 232 (10.41%) Network Management
5 223 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 153 (6.86%) Change Management
7 134 (6.01%) Incident Management
8 132 (5.92%) Service Management
9 130 (5.83%) Root Cause Analysis
10 125 (5.61%) Network Architecture
11 115 (5.16%) Kalman Filter
12 107 (4.80%) High Availability
13 87 (3.90%) Capacity Management
13 87 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
14 86 (3.86%) SIEM
15 85 (3.81%) Problem Management
16 82 (3.68%) Service Delivery
17 81 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
17 81 (3.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (7.72%) Python
2 53 (2.38%) PowerShell
3 52 (2.33%) SQL
4 46 (2.06%) Bash Shell
5 38 (1.70%) Perl
6 32 (1.44%) C
7 17 (0.76%) Ruby
8 12 (0.54%) PHP
9 8 (0.36%) C++
10 7 (0.31%) Groovy
10 7 (0.31%) Java
10 7 (0.31%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.18%) VBScript
13 3 (0.13%) AWK
13 3 (0.13%) sed
14 2 (0.090%) C#
14 2 (0.090%) Lisp
15 1 (0.045%) Go
15 1 (0.045%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,361 (61.06%) Cisco Certification
2 1,038 (46.57%) CCNP
3 764 (34.28%) CCNA
4 309 (13.86%) CCIE
5 217 (9.74%) Security Cleared
6 213 (9.56%) Degree
7 152 (6.82%) SC Cleared
8 97 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
9 77 (3.45%) DV Cleared
10 68 (3.05%) JNCIP
11 61 (2.74%) CCSP
12 56 (2.51%) CISSP
13 55 (2.47%) JNCIA
14 49 (2.20%) CCDP
15 46 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
16 41 (1.84%) CCSA
17 40 (1.79%) JNCIS
18 39 (1.75%) JNCIE
19 33 (1.48%) CCVP
20 32 (1.44%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (8.61%) SLA
2 36 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.90%) GDPR
5 17 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.27%) GPG13
6 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.22%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.22%) QA
8 4 (0.18%) GCP
9 3 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.090%) PMO
10 2 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.045%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 177 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 161 (7.22%) Active Directory
3 61 (2.74%) Firmware
4 48 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 46 (2.06%) VMware NSX
6 44 (1.97%) vSphere
7 28 (1.26%) ProxySG
8 26 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.90%) VMware Server
10 10 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.31%) NFS
11 7 (0.31%) pfSense
12 6 (0.27%) Docker
13 5 (0.22%) KVM
13 5 (0.22%) Snort
14 4 (0.18%) FreeRADIUS
14 4 (0.18%) Samba
15 2 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.090%) XenApp
16 1 (0.045%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 142 (6.37%) Cisco Prime
2 116 (5.20%) Nagios
3 84 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
4 58 (2.60%) FortiGate
5 54 (2.42%) Cisco LMS
5 54 (2.42%) Opsview
6 53 (2.38%) Ansible
7 39 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
8 28 (1.26%) SCCM
9 25 (1.12%) Puppet
10 24 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
11 20 (0.90%) Cacti
12 18 (0.81%) Nessus
12 18 (0.81%) Stealthwatch
13 17 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
14 16 (0.72%) TrustSec
15 15 (0.67%) Cisco CME
15 15 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
16 13 (0.58%) vCenter Server
17 12 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,814 (81.38%) Cisco
2 572 (25.66%) Juniper
3 498 (22.34%) CheckPoint
4 451 (20.23%) F5
5 397 (17.81%) Palo Alto
6 368 (16.51%) VMware
7 279 (12.52%) SolarWinds
8 231 (10.36%) Microsoft
9 184 (8.25%) Fortinet
10 170 (7.63%) HP
11 161 (7.22%) Meraki
12 147 (6.59%) Citrix
13 107 (4.80%) Blue Coat
14 99 (4.44%) Aruba
15 70 (3.14%) Arista
16 65 (2.92%) Zscaler
17 64 (2.87%) Riverbed
18 45 (2.02%) Avaya
19 43 (1.93%) Dell
20 36 (1.62%) Extreme Networks