Period
to 21 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 325 153 166
Rank change year-on-year -172 +13 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,136 996 2,829
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.06% 2.19% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 2.31% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 939 792 2,114
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £58,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 98,101 43,157 124,241
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.33% 94.74% 95.81%
Number of salaries quoted 69,294 36,080 100,931
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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 2021. 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 -204 371 £62,500 -3.85% 75
South East -68 305 £47,500 -5.00% 62
North of England -76 181 £45,000 -10.00% 52
Midlands -97 138 £45,000 -5.26% 40
North West -68 105 £50,000 -4.76% 39
South West -74 92 £50,000 +17.65% 27
West Midlands -113 81 £47,500 - 26
Yorkshire -56 74 £45,000 - 9
East of England -117 68 £42,500 -5.56% 23
East Midlands -31 55 £42,500 -2.86% 14
North East -22 28 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 789 (69.45%) Cisco
2 687 (60.48%) Firewall
3 580 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
4 403 (35.48%) CCNP
4 403 (35.48%) WAN
5 376 (33.10%) LAN
6 335 (29.49%) CCNA
7 331 (29.14%) VPN
8 273 (24.03%) Palo Alto
9 250 (22.01%) BGP
10 231 (20.33%) Wireless
11 230 (20.25%) Network Security
12 222 (19.54%) Social Skills
13 220 (19.37%) Data Centre
14 216 (19.01%) Juniper
15 207 (18.22%) OSPF
16 196 (17.25%) MPLS
17 195 (17.17%) Azure
18 183 (16.11%) TCP/IP
19 180 (15.85%) Microsoft
20 173 (15.23%) ITIL
21 154 (13.56%) Wi-Fi
22 151 (13.29%) Network Design
23 149 (13.12%) DNS
24 147 (12.94%) Finance
25 145 (12.76%) Cisco ASA
26 144 (12.68%) Windows
27 143 (12.59%) CheckPoint
28 126 (11.09%) Meraki
29 125 (11.00%) Telecoms

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 30 (2.64%) MS Exchange
2 13 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.06%) Apache
3 12 (1.06%) nginx
4 10 (0.88%) IIS
4 10 (0.88%) Skype for Business
5 8 (0.70%) OpenStack
6 7 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.35%) ejabberd
8 2 (0.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 53 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.20%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 195 (17.17%) Azure
2 120 (10.56%) AWS
3 92 (8.10%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 16 (1.41%) SaaS
7 14 (1.23%) GCP
7 14 (1.23%) PaaS
8 13 (1.14%) IaaS
9 7 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 7 (0.62%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.53%) Cloudflare
11 5 (0.44%) Azure Sentinel
12 4 (0.35%) AWS Direct Connect
13 2 (0.18%) Azure Storage
13 2 (0.18%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.088%) AWS CodeCommit
14 1 (0.088%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.088%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 687 (60.48%) Firewall
2 403 (35.48%) WAN
3 376 (33.10%) LAN
4 331 (29.14%) VPN
5 250 (22.01%) BGP
6 231 (20.33%) Wireless
7 230 (20.25%) Network Security
8 207 (18.22%) OSPF
9 196 (17.25%) MPLS
10 183 (16.11%) TCP/IP
11 154 (13.56%) Wi-Fi
12 149 (13.12%) DNS
13 145 (12.76%) Cisco ASA
14 122 (10.74%) VLAN
15 116 (10.21%) VoIP
16 108 (9.51%) DHCP
17 104 (9.15%) Cisco Nexus
18 98 (8.63%) IPsec
19 84 (7.39%) Internet
20 79 (6.95%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.088%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.088%) MySQL
2 1 (0.088%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (0.97%) JIRA
2 10 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.18%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.18%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.088%) Visual Studio
General
1 222 (19.54%) Social Skills
2 147 (12.94%) Finance
3 125 (11.00%) Telecoms
4 53 (4.67%) Public Sector
5 45 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (3.70%) Banking
7 27 (2.38%) Organisational Skills
8 24 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.85%) Marketing
10 19 (1.67%) Aerospace
10 19 (1.67%) Retail
11 18 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
11 18 (1.58%) Electronics
12 14 (1.23%) Law
13 13 (1.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 12 (1.06%) Games
14 12 (1.06%) Military
15 11 (0.97%) Presentation Skills
15 11 (0.97%) Publishing
16 9 (0.79%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.64%) 802.1X
2 9 (0.79%) REST
3 6 (0.53%) Web Services
4 5 (0.44%) XMPP
5 4 (0.35%) LDAP
5 4 (0.35%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.18%) gRPC
6 2 (0.18%) Jinja
6 2 (0.18%) libvirt
6 2 (0.18%) SOAP
6 2 (0.18%) Twig
7 1 (0.088%) HTML
7 1 (0.088%) JSON
7 1 (0.088%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.088%) Spine.js
7 1 (0.088%) Velocity
7 1 (0.088%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 220 (19.37%) Data Centre
2 73 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (2.55%) Public Cloud
4 24 (2.11%) Fibre Optics
4 24 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (1.41%) PKI
7 15 (1.32%) Driving Licence
8 12 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
8 12 (1.06%) User Experience
9 11 (0.97%) Replication
10 10 (0.88%) CCTV
10 10 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (0.88%) IPTV
11 9 (0.79%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (0.62%) Life Science
13 6 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.53%) Video\Live Streaming
14 5 (0.44%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 144 (12.68%) Windows
2 121 (10.65%) Linux
3 70 (6.16%) Windows Server
4 30 (2.64%) Windows 10
5 15 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.06%) CentOS
8 11 (0.97%) Unix
9 9 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (0.70%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.62%) Debian
11 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.53%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.26%) Android
14 3 (0.26%) Check Point GAiA
14 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.26%) VMS
15 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (15.23%) ITIL
2 151 (13.29%) Network Design
3 121 (10.65%) Problem-Solving
4 113 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 104 (9.15%) Network Management
6 90 (7.92%) Change Management
7 84 (7.39%) Network Monitoring
8 58 (5.11%) Cybersecurity
8 58 (5.11%) Mentoring
9 56 (4.93%) Load Balancing
10 48 (4.23%) Presales
11 45 (3.96%) Computer Science
12 44 (3.87%) Customer Requirements
12 44 (3.87%) Network Architecture
13 42 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (3.70%) Service Delivery
14 41 (3.61%) Information Security
15 40 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
16 39 (3.43%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 94 (8.27%) Python
2 35 (3.08%) Bash Shell
2 35 (3.08%) PowerShell
3 20 (1.76%) C
4 13 (1.14%) Perl
5 10 (0.88%) PHP
6 8 (0.70%) SQL
7 3 (0.26%) C++
8 2 (0.18%) Groovy
9 1 (0.088%) Java
9 1 (0.088%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.088%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 580 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
2 403 (35.48%) CCNP
3 335 (29.49%) CCNA
4 116 (10.21%) Security Cleared
5 101 (8.89%) CCIE
6 86 (7.57%) Degree
7 84 (7.39%) SC Cleared
8 58 (5.11%) JNCIA
9 40 (3.52%) JNCIP
10 36 (3.17%) JNCIS
11 35 (3.08%) DV Cleared
12 34 (2.99%) CISSP
13 33 (2.90%) CCDP
14 24 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (1.76%) CISM
16 18 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
16 18 (1.58%) MCSE
17 15 (1.32%) CCENT
18 13 (1.14%) Check Point Certification
19 11 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.28%) SLA
2 23 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.14%) GDPR
4 10 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (0.88%) NIST
5 8 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.44%) QA
6 5 (0.44%) SOC 2
7 4 (0.35%) NCSC
7 4 (0.35%) PMO
8 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.088%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.088%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.088%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.088%) JSP 440
System Software
1 105 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 62 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.50%) Firmware
5 14 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
5 14 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.06%) BitLocker
6 12 (1.06%) KVM
6 12 (1.06%) VMware NSX
7 8 (0.70%) Terminal Server
8 7 (0.62%) iptables
8 7 (0.62%) QEMU
9 4 (0.35%) Docker
9 4 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (0.35%) Kamailio
9 4 (0.35%) Postfix
9 4 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.26%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 72 (6.34%) Ansible
2 45 (3.96%) FortiGate
3 35 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 24 (2.11%) Terraform
5 18 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
5 18 (1.58%) Nagios
6 17 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
7 13 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
7 13 (1.14%) SCCM
8 12 (1.06%) vCenter Server
9 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (0.88%) Puppet
11 8 (0.70%) Kubernetes
11 8 (0.70%) Nmap
11 8 (0.70%) WSUS
12 7 (0.62%) Galera Cluster
12 7 (0.62%) HAProxy
12 7 (0.62%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.53%) OpenNMS
14 5 (0.44%) Nessus
Vendors
1 789 (69.45%) Cisco
2 273 (24.03%) Palo Alto
3 216 (19.01%) Juniper
4 180 (15.85%) Microsoft
5 143 (12.59%) CheckPoint
6 126 (11.09%) Meraki
7 119 (10.48%) SolarWinds
8 115 (10.12%) Fortinet
9 103 (9.07%) VMware
10 95 (8.36%) F5
11 72 (6.34%) Aruba
12 56 (4.93%) Citrix
13 51 (4.49%) HP
14 43 (3.79%) Dell
15 28 (2.46%) Ruckus Wireless
16 24 (2.11%) Zscaler
17 21 (1.85%) Nokia
18 20 (1.76%) Extreme Networks
19 18 (1.58%) Arista
19 18 (1.58%) Mitel