Period
to 13 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 October 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
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 241 211
Rank change year-on-year +78 -30 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,770 2,170 2,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.19% 1.43% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 1.48% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2,057 1,768 2,548
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,723 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

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 121,051 146,148 157,588
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.01% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 97,373 118,743 127,201
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 13 October 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 13 October 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
North of England +170 761 £40,000 - 64
London +15 708 £57,500 +4.55% 140
South East +75 683 £47,500 +11.76% 106
Yorkshire +179 575 £40,000 - 15
Midlands +24 242 £45,000 - 55
East of England +80 227 £35,000 -20.45% 34
North West +28 173 £42,500 +6.25% 43
West Midlands +42 153 £47,500 -4.04% 33
South West -3 147 £44,000 +3.53% 31
East Midlands +10 88 £42,500 +7.59% 22
North East +21 16 £35,000 +20.69% 6
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 October 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 2,019 (72.89%) Cisco
2 1,979 (71.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1,655 (59.75%) Firewall
4 1,529 (55.20%) CCNP
5 1,353 (48.84%) WAN
6 1,321 (47.69%) CCNA
7 1,015 (36.64%) MPLS
8 869 (31.37%) BGP
9 847 (30.58%) LAN
10 815 (29.42%) Network Security
11 784 (28.30%) OSPF
12 782 (28.23%) VPN
13 722 (26.06%) Cisco ASA
14 664 (23.97%) Palo Alto
15 602 (21.73%) Juniper
16 561 (20.25%) CheckPoint
17 535 (19.31%) DNS
18 523 (18.88%) Cisco Nexus
19 514 (18.56%) Linux
20 505 (18.23%) Data Centre
21 477 (17.22%) Fortinet
22 472 (17.04%) Network Design
23 466 (16.82%) Wireless
24 449 (16.21%) IPsec
25 444 (16.03%) Network Management
26 413 (14.91%) Internet
27 367 (13.25%) Telecoms
28 357 (12.89%) TCP/IP
29 346 (12.49%) ITIL
30 342 (12.35%) Windows

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 57 (2.06%) MS Exchange
2 21 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 17 (0.61%) Skype for Business
4 14 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.32%) IIS
6 4 (0.14%) Confluence
7 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.072%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.072%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.036%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.036%) SAS
9 1 (0.036%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.036%) Smallworld
Applications
1 42 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 40 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.072%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.18%) Odoo
3 4 (0.14%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 2 (0.072%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.036%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.036%) Primavera
5 1 (0.036%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.036%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 252 (9.10%) Azure
2 171 (6.17%) AWS
3 85 (3.07%) Office 365
4 37 (1.34%) SaaS
5 24 (0.87%) IaaS
6 21 (0.76%) PaaS
7 20 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 6 (0.22%) GCP
10 4 (0.14%) G Suite
11 3 (0.11%) AWS CodePipeline
11 3 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.072%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.036%) Akamai
13 1 (0.036%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.036%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.036%) Slack
13 1 (0.036%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1,655 (59.75%) Firewall
2 1,353 (48.84%) WAN
3 1,015 (36.64%) MPLS
4 869 (31.37%) BGP
5 847 (30.58%) LAN
6 815 (29.42%) Network Security
7 784 (28.30%) OSPF
8 782 (28.23%) VPN
9 722 (26.06%) Cisco ASA
10 535 (19.31%) DNS
11 523 (18.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 466 (16.82%) Wireless
13 449 (16.21%) IPsec
14 413 (14.91%) Internet
15 357 (12.89%) TCP/IP
16 284 (10.25%) NetScaler
17 282 (10.18%) RIP
18 274 (9.89%) Broadband
19 248 (8.95%) VLAN
19 248 (8.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (1.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.22%) MySQL
4 5 (0.18%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (0.072%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.036%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.036%) Big Data
6 1 (0.036%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.036%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.036%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.036%) MS Access
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.036%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 37 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.25%) JIRA
2 7 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.14%) Fiddler
3 4 (0.14%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.11%) Jenkins
General
1 367 (13.25%) Telecoms
2 251 (9.06%) Finance
3 96 (3.47%) Banking
4 88 (3.18%) Public Sector
5 76 (2.74%) Retail
6 39 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.26%) Aerospace
8 24 (0.87%) Marketing
9 20 (0.72%) Electronics
10 18 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.36%) Back Office
11 10 (0.36%) Law
12 9 (0.32%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.32%) Local Government
13 8 (0.29%) Advertising
14 6 (0.22%) French Language
14 6 (0.22%) Games
14 6 (0.22%) Military
15 5 (0.18%) Automotive
16 3 (0.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (2.31%) 802.1X
2 15 (0.54%) Web Services
3 14 (0.51%) XMPP
4 3 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.072%) HTML
6 1 (0.036%) COM
6 1 (0.036%) CSS
6 1 (0.036%) SAML
6 1 (0.036%) Web Services Management
6 1 (0.036%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 505 (18.23%) Data Centre
2 319 (11.52%) Management Information System
3 176 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 102 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
5 92 (3.32%) Driving Licence
6 31 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 20 (0.72%) Public Cloud
7 20 (0.72%) Virtual Team
8 18 (0.65%) BBC
9 17 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
10 16 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (0.54%) Private Cloud
11 15 (0.54%) User Experience
12 14 (0.51%) Fibre Optics
12 14 (0.51%) PKI
13 11 (0.40%) CCTV
13 11 (0.40%) Clustering
13 11 (0.40%) NHS
13 11 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 514 (18.56%) Linux
2 342 (12.35%) Windows
3 303 (10.94%) Unix
4 202 (7.29%) Windows Server
5 51 (1.84%) CentOS
6 42 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (1.44%) Debian
9 24 (0.87%) Windows 10
10 17 (0.61%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.51%) CatOS
12 13 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.18%) Solaris
15 5 (0.18%) SUSE
16 3 (0.11%) Android
16 3 (0.11%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.072%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.072%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (17.04%) Network Design
2 444 (16.03%) Network Management
3 346 (12.49%) ITIL
4 314 (11.34%) Service Delivery
5 302 (10.90%) Change Control
6 293 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
7 258 (9.31%) Presales
8 244 (8.81%) Product Management
9 230 (8.30%) Load Balancing
10 217 (7.83%) Validation
11 203 (7.33%) Network Monitoring
12 140 (5.05%) Project Delivery
13 127 (4.58%) Incident Management
14 121 (4.37%) Mentoring
15 114 (4.12%) Change Management
16 112 (4.04%) Migration
17 107 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 103 (3.72%) Information Security
19 93 (3.36%) Project Management
20 87 (3.14%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 329 (11.88%) Python
2 251 (9.06%) Bash Shell
3 239 (8.63%) Perl
4 46 (1.66%) C
5 35 (1.26%) SQL
6 34 (1.23%) PowerShell
7 13 (0.47%) Java
8 12 (0.43%) C++
9 4 (0.14%) Go
10 3 (0.11%) PHP
11 2 (0.072%) Ruby
12 1 (0.036%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.036%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,979 (71.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1,529 (55.20%) CCNP
3 1,321 (47.69%) CCNA
4 259 (9.35%) CCIE
5 222 (8.01%) Security Cleared
6 218 (7.87%) Degree
7 142 (5.13%) SC Cleared
8 119 (4.30%) JNCIP
8 119 (4.30%) JNCIS
9 115 (4.15%) JNCIA
10 91 (3.29%) CCSA
11 84 (3.03%) CCDP
12 70 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 67 (2.42%) CCSE
14 62 (2.24%) DV Cleared
15 56 (2.02%) JNCIE
16 47 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
16 47 (1.70%) MCSE
17 44 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
18 42 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (10.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 250 (9.03%) ISO 9001
3 157 (5.67%) SLA
4 41 (1.48%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.47%) GDPR
6 10 (0.36%) QA
7 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.22%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.11%) PMO
9 2 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.072%) NIST
10 1 (0.036%) BS7799
10 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.036%) NIST 800
System Software
1 190 (6.86%) vCloud
2 170 (6.14%) Active Directory
3 145 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (2.74%) Hyper-V
5 37 (1.34%) Firmware
6 36 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (1.05%) VMware NSX
8 18 (0.65%) BIND 9
9 15 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.40%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.32%) vSphere
11 9 (0.32%) XenApp
12 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.29%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.22%) iptables
14 4 (0.14%) Docker
14 4 (0.14%) Xen
15 1 (0.036%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.036%) NFS
Systems Management
1 316 (11.41%) FortiGate
2 266 (9.60%) Nagios
3 103 (3.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 80 (2.89%) Cisco Prime
5 55 (1.99%) Cisco UCCX
6 47 (1.70%) Ansible
7 33 (1.19%) SCOM
8 28 (1.01%) RANCID
8 28 (1.01%) SCCM
9 20 (0.72%) vCenter Server
10 17 (0.61%) Puppet
11 14 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
11 14 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
12 10 (0.36%) Stealthwatch
13 8 (0.29%) Cacti
14 5 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
14 5 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
15 4 (0.14%) NSN NetAct
15 4 (0.14%) Terraform
15 4 (0.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 2,019 (72.89%) Cisco
2 664 (23.97%) Palo Alto
3 602 (21.73%) Juniper
4 561 (20.25%) CheckPoint
5 477 (17.22%) Fortinet
6 322 (11.62%) Microsoft
7 302 (10.90%) F5
8 291 (10.51%) VMware
9 212 (7.65%) SolarWinds
10 172 (6.21%) Meraki
11 160 (5.78%) HP
12 103 (3.72%) Citrix
13 92 (3.32%) Dell
14 70 (2.53%) Blue Coat
15 69 (2.49%) NetApp
16 62 (2.24%) Aruba
17 58 (2.09%) Arista
18 56 (2.02%) Avaya
19 53 (1.91%) Brocade
20 44 (1.59%) Huawei