Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 158 186
Rank change year-on-year -63 +28 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2677 3908 3809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.59% 2.19% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 2.27% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2365 3433 3415
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.26% +10.59%
10th Percentile £30,915 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - -2.17% +8.24%

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 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -89 945 £55,000 +4.76% 49
South East -47 711 £45,000 - 28
North of England -8 364 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Midlands -71 248 £40,750 -4.12% 20
South West +8 219 £41,000 +2.50% 10
North West -13 209 £45,000 +12.50% 13
East of England -31 195 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Yorkshire +13 153 £37,500 -12.79% 5
West Midlands -65 153 £41,628 +4.07% 11
East Midlands -54 83 £42,500 - 9
North East -10 2 £37,500 +19.52%
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Network Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 2143 (80.05%) Cisco
2 1668 (62.31%) Firewall
3 1615 (60.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1222 (45.65%) CCNP
5 1093 (40.83%) WAN
6 944 (35.26%) LAN
7 855 (31.94%) CCNA
8 841 (31.42%) BGP
9 835 (31.19%) Juniper
10 720 (26.90%) MPLS
11 719 (26.86%) OSPF
12 694 (25.92%) VPN
13 654 (24.43%) Network Security
14 637 (23.80%) Cisco ASA
15 571 (21.33%) Wireless
16 567 (21.18%) DNS
17 566 (21.14%) CheckPoint
17 566 (21.14%) Data Centre
18 503 (18.79%) Windows
19 502 (18.75%) TCP/IP
20 463 (17.30%) Linux
21 459 (17.15%) Palo Alto
22 443 (16.55%) F5
23 441 (16.47%) VMware
24 439 (16.40%) ITIL
25 431 (16.10%) Cisco Nexus
26 407 (15.20%) DHCP
26 407 (15.20%) VoIP
27 378 (14.12%) Microsoft
28 376 (14.05%) CCIE

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 77 (2.88%) MS Exchange
2 25 (0.93%) IIS
3 24 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (0.90%) Skype for Business
4 18 (0.67%) CMS
5 13 (0.49%) Apache
6 11 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (0.37%) SAS
8 9 (0.34%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.26%) nginx
9 7 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.22%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.075%) JBoss
13 1 (0.037%) Liferay
13 1 (0.037%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.037%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.15%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.075%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 178 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 167 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (2.13%) Office 365
4 38 (1.42%) SaaS
5 27 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 17 (0.64%) IaaS
7 12 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.37%) Akamai
9 6 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.15%) PaaS
11 2 (0.075%) G Suite
11 2 (0.075%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.075%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.037%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.037%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1668 (62.31%) Firewall
2 1093 (40.83%) WAN
3 944 (35.26%) LAN
4 841 (31.42%) BGP
5 720 (26.90%) MPLS
6 719 (26.86%) OSPF
7 694 (25.92%) VPN
8 654 (24.43%) Network Security
9 637 (23.80%) Cisco ASA
10 571 (21.33%) Wireless
11 567 (21.18%) DNS
12 502 (18.75%) TCP/IP
13 431 (16.10%) Cisco Nexus
14 407 (15.20%) DHCP
14 407 (15.20%) VoIP
15 369 (13.78%) IPsec
16 332 (12.40%) VLAN
17 312 (11.65%) EIGRP
18 306 (11.43%) Cisco IOS
19 203 (7.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.22%) Big Data
2 6 (0.22%) Blockchain
2 6 (0.22%) MySQL
2 6 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.075%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.075%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.037%) GIS
7 1 (0.037%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.037%) MS Access
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.037%) Redis
7 1 (0.037%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 52 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (0.52%) Subversion
3 11 (0.41%) GCC
3 11 (0.41%) GDB
3 11 (0.41%) Trac
4 9 (0.34%) Metasploit
5 7 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.22%) JIRA
7 4 (0.15%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.075%) GNU Toolchain
10 1 (0.037%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.037%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.037%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 346 (12.92%) Finance
2 265 (9.90%) Telecoms
3 94 (3.51%) Banking
4 42 (1.57%) Retail
5 31 (1.16%) Advertising
6 22 (0.82%) Legal
7 18 (0.67%) Games
8 16 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 16 (0.60%) Marketing
9 15 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.49%) Law
11 11 (0.41%) Back Office
11 11 (0.41%) Publishing
12 9 (0.34%) Automotive
12 9 (0.34%) Electronics
12 9 (0.34%) Military
13 5 (0.19%) French Language
14 4 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (3.66%) 802.1X
2 42 (1.57%) Web Services
3 29 (1.08%) HTML
3 29 (1.08%) XMPP
4 20 (0.75%) XML
5 13 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
6 11 (0.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 11 (0.41%) STL
7 6 (0.22%) CSS
7 6 (0.22%) Middleware
8 3 (0.11%) OpenDaylight
8 3 (0.11%) SAML
8 3 (0.11%) WAP
9 2 (0.075%) Apache Axis
9 2 (0.075%) COM
9 2 (0.075%) JSON
9 2 (0.075%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.075%) REST
9 2 (0.075%) RFC 2547
9 2 (0.075%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 566 (21.14%) Data Centre
2 169 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (4.78%) Computer Science
4 81 (3.03%) Driving Licence
5 58 (2.17%) Clustering
6 54 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
7 41 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 37 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 34 (1.27%) PKI
10 33 (1.23%) Eurex
11 24 (0.90%) CESG
12 23 (0.86%) iPad
12 23 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
13 21 (0.78%) Fintech
14 18 (0.67%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.64%) Smartphone
15 17 (0.64%) User Experience
16 16 (0.60%) Public Cloud
16 16 (0.60%) Virtual Team
17 15 (0.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 503 (18.79%) Windows
2 463 (17.30%) Linux
3 241 (9.00%) Windows Server
4 159 (5.94%) Unix
5 88 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 83 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (1.31%) CentOS
9 31 (1.16%) Windows 7
10 24 (0.90%) Mac OS X
11 22 (0.82%) Solaris
12 21 (0.78%) Android
13 18 (0.67%) Windows 10
13 18 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.45%) SUSE
15 9 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.30%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.26%) Debian
17 7 (0.26%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (16.40%) ITIL
2 363 (13.56%) Network Design
3 339 (12.66%) Network Monitoring
4 337 (12.59%) Load Balancing
5 263 (9.82%) Network Management
6 189 (7.06%) Change Management
7 158 (5.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 136 (5.08%) Mentoring
9 131 (4.89%) Incident Management
10 119 (4.45%) High Availability
11 103 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 103 (3.85%) Service Management
12 99 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
12 99 (3.70%) Problem Management
12 99 (3.70%) Service Delivery
13 93 (3.47%) SIEM
14 91 (3.40%) Change Control
15 87 (3.25%) Network Architecture
16 79 (2.95%) Cybersecurity
17 68 (2.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (6.72%) Python
2 94 (3.51%) Perl
3 75 (2.80%) Bash Shell
3 75 (2.80%) C
4 58 (2.17%) SQL
5 52 (1.94%) PowerShell
6 42 (1.57%) C++
7 32 (1.20%) Java
7 32 (1.20%) Ruby
8 13 (0.49%) Shell Script
9 11 (0.41%) PHP
10 9 (0.34%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.30%) Tcl
12 6 (0.22%) C#
13 5 (0.19%) C-shell
13 5 (0.19%) Korn
14 4 (0.15%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.15%) R
14 4 (0.15%) VBScript
15 2 (0.075%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1615 (60.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1222 (45.65%) CCNP
3 855 (31.94%) CCNA
4 376 (14.05%) CCIE
5 224 (8.37%) Degree
6 211 (7.88%) Security Cleared
7 153 (5.72%) SC Cleared
8 138 (5.16%) JNCIP
9 94 (3.51%) DV Cleared
10 78 (2.91%) CCSA
11 70 (2.61%) CISSP
12 69 (2.58%) JNCIA
13 68 (2.54%) CCDP
14 65 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
15 63 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
15 63 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
16 55 (2.05%) CCSE
17 53 (1.98%) CCDA
18 52 (1.94%) JNCIS
19 46 (1.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (8.18%) SLA
2 60 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 29 (1.08%) PMO
5 18 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (0.52%) HIPAA
7 9 (0.34%) QA
8 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.037%) GCP
10 1 (0.037%) GDPR
10 1 (0.037%) RMADS
System Software
1 268 (10.01%) Active Directory
2 261 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 53 (1.98%) vSphere
5 34 (1.27%) ProxySG
5 34 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (0.78%) KVM
8 20 (0.75%) VMware NSX
9 16 (0.60%) Xen
10 15 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.52%) XenApp
12 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.26%) iptables
14 6 (0.22%) Firmware
15 5 (0.19%) FreeRADIUS
15 5 (0.19%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.19%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.11%) UAG
16 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 123 (4.59%) Nagios
2 91 (3.40%) FortiGate
3 88 (3.29%) Cacti
4 78 (2.91%) Cisco CUCM
5 76 (2.84%) Cisco Prime
6 53 (1.98%) SolarWinds Orion
7 42 (1.57%) Opsview
8 38 (1.42%) Cisco LMS
9 36 (1.34%) SCCM
10 35 (1.31%) Cisco UCCX
11 33 (1.23%) Ansible
11 33 (1.23%) Puppet
12 32 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
13 27 (1.01%) SCOM
14 24 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
14 24 (0.90%) vCenter Server
15 16 (0.60%) OpenView
16 15 (0.56%) QRadar
17 13 (0.49%) SmokePing
18 12 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2143 (80.05%) Cisco
2 835 (31.19%) Juniper
3 566 (21.14%) CheckPoint
4 459 (17.15%) Palo Alto
5 443 (16.55%) F5
6 441 (16.47%) VMware
7 378 (14.12%) Microsoft
8 237 (8.85%) SolarWinds
9 215 (8.03%) HP
10 167 (6.24%) Citrix
11 154 (5.75%) Fortinet
12 120 (4.48%) Meraki
13 115 (4.30%) Riverbed
14 111 (4.15%) Aruba
15 88 (3.29%) Brocade
16 86 (3.21%) Blue Coat
16 86 (3.21%) Extreme Networks
17 79 (2.95%) Avaya
18 75 (2.80%) Arista
18 75 (2.80%) Dell