Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 183 177 252
Rank change year-on-year -6 +75 -82
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,477 2,638 2,257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.85% 1.98% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.07% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,276 2,104 1,936
Median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% -6.12% +3.16%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £71,250
UK median annual salary £51,250 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.41% -3.16% +2.15%

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 75,825 127,715 156,189
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.97% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 61,303 102,372 127,778
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,644 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.50% +3.29% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

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 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +54 634 £62,500 +4.17% 25
South East +8 312 £52,500 +10.53% 38
North of England -95 180 £49,388 +23.47% 28
East of England +50 139 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Midlands +6 118 £45,000 +5.88% 24
North West +34 102 £51,750 +15.00% 15
South West +24 91 £40,500 -11.75% 11
West Midlands +7 85 £50,000 +17.65% 22
Yorkshire -128 41 £45,000 +12.50% 11
North East +34 37 £37,500 +7.14% 2
East Midlands +30 33 £43,750 - 2
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 1,078 (72.99%) Cisco
2 914 (61.88%) Firewall
3 830 (56.19%) Cisco Certification
4 657 (44.48%) WAN
5 582 (39.40%) CCNP
6 564 (38.19%) LAN
7 520 (35.21%) BGP
8 425 (28.77%) OSPF
9 424 (28.71%) CCNA
10 375 (25.39%) MPLS
11 364 (24.64%) Data Centre
12 356 (24.10%) VPN
13 349 (23.63%) Network Security
14 337 (22.82%) Palo Alto
15 332 (22.48%) Wireless
16 300 (20.31%) Juniper
17 281 (19.03%) CheckPoint
18 279 (18.89%) TCP/IP
19 257 (17.40%) VMware
20 254 (17.20%) Cisco ASA
21 247 (16.72%) Finance
22 199 (13.47%) DNS
23 198 (13.41%) Windows
24 196 (13.27%) ITIL
25 190 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
25 190 (12.86%) Azure
26 184 (12.46%) Network Design
27 182 (12.32%) Microsoft
28 180 (12.19%) F5
29 179 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus

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 29 (1.96%) Confluence
2 17 (1.15%) OpenStack
3 16 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 14 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.81%) IIS
7 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.14%) Apache
9 2 (0.14%) nginx
9 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.068%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.068%) CMS
10 1 (0.068%) SAS
Applications
1 68 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.27%) assyst
1 4 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.14%) FastStats
2 2 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 190 (12.86%) Azure
2 105 (7.11%) AWS
3 95 (6.43%) Office 365
4 23 (1.56%) IaaS
5 18 (1.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 18 (1.22%) GCP
6 13 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.41%) PaaS
7 6 (0.41%) SaaS
8 5 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.34%) GitHub
9 4 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.27%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.20%) G Suite
10 3 (0.20%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.14%) Route 53
12 1 (0.068%) Akamai
12 1 (0.068%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.068%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 914 (61.88%) Firewall
2 657 (44.48%) WAN
3 564 (38.19%) LAN
4 520 (35.21%) BGP
5 425 (28.77%) OSPF
6 375 (25.39%) MPLS
7 356 (24.10%) VPN
8 349 (23.63%) Network Security
9 332 (22.48%) Wireless
10 279 (18.89%) TCP/IP
11 254 (17.20%) Cisco ASA
12 199 (13.47%) DNS
13 190 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
14 179 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
15 178 (12.05%) VoIP
16 177 (11.98%) VLAN
17 156 (10.56%) IPsec
18 154 (10.43%) DHCP
19 130 (8.80%) Internet
20 123 (8.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.68%) NoSQL
3 9 (0.61%) Big Data
3 9 (0.61%) Neo4j
4 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2017
5 4 (0.27%) Power BI
6 2 (0.14%) MySQL
7 1 (0.068%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.068%) GIS
7 1 (0.068%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.068%) KDB
7 1 (0.068%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.068%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.068%) MS Access
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.068%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.068%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.068%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (2.64%) Git (software)
2 31 (2.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.47%) JIRA
5 5 (0.34%) Metasploit
6 4 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.068%) GitLab
8 1 (0.068%) Redmine
8 1 (0.068%) Subversion
General
1 247 (16.72%) Finance
2 148 (10.02%) Telecoms
3 74 (5.01%) Banking
4 36 (2.44%) Retail
5 34 (2.30%) Law
6 18 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.22%) Public Sector
7 17 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 12 (0.81%) Japanese Language
9 8 (0.54%) Legal
10 4 (0.27%) Korean Language
10 4 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.20%) French Language
11 3 (0.20%) Publishing
12 2 (0.14%) Advertising
12 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.14%) Automotive
12 2 (0.14%) Marketing
12 2 (0.14%) Military
12 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (5.28%) 802.1X
2 14 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (0.95%) XMPP
3 11 (0.74%) REST
4 9 (0.61%) Kafka
5 8 (0.54%) CSS
6 7 (0.47%) Web Services
7 5 (0.34%) Jinja
7 5 (0.34%) jQuery
8 4 (0.27%) RESTful
9 2 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.14%) HTML
10 1 (0.068%) Ajax
10 1 (0.068%) JSON
10 1 (0.068%) Memcached
10 1 (0.068%) OpenDaylight
10 1 (0.068%) RFC 2544
10 1 (0.068%) XML
10 1 (0.068%) YAML
10 1 (0.068%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 364 (24.64%) Data Centre
2 71 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
5 31 (2.10%) Driving Licence
6 29 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 29 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 29 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 24 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 23 (1.56%) PKI
9 21 (1.42%) Private Cloud
10 20 (1.35%) DataPower
11 14 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (0.95%) Wiki
12 11 (0.74%) CCTV
12 11 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.47%) e-Learning
15 7 (0.47%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 198 (13.41%) Windows
2 174 (11.78%) Linux
3 102 (6.91%) Windows Server
4 36 (2.44%) Unix
5 25 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.56%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
9 9 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.61%) CentOS
10 8 (0.54%) Kali Linux
10 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.41%) Solaris
12 5 (0.34%) Debian
12 5 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.20%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.14%) HPUX
16 1 (0.068%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (13.27%) ITIL
2 184 (12.46%) Network Design
3 147 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
4 137 (9.28%) Load Balancing
5 120 (8.12%) Network Monitoring
6 114 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 104 (7.04%) Change Management
8 81 (5.48%) Network Management
9 80 (5.42%) Cybersecurity
10 74 (5.01%) Information Security
11 66 (4.47%) Computer Science
11 66 (4.47%) Project Delivery
12 65 (4.40%) DevOps
13 56 (3.79%) Migration
14 53 (3.59%) Service Delivery
15 51 (3.45%) Incident Management
16 50 (3.39%) Mentoring
17 49 (3.32%) Change Control
18 44 (2.98%) WAN Optimisation
19 43 (2.91%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 126 (8.53%) Python
2 50 (3.39%) PowerShell
3 29 (1.96%) SQL
4 17 (1.15%) PHP
5 15 (1.02%) Perl
6 14 (0.95%) C
7 13 (0.88%) VBScript
8 11 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 10 (0.68%) Java
10 9 (0.61%) Go
11 6 (0.41%) C++
12 5 (0.34%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.14%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.14%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.068%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.068%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.068%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.068%) C-shell
14 1 (0.068%) Korn
14 1 (0.068%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 830 (56.19%) Cisco Certification
2 582 (39.40%) CCNP
3 424 (28.71%) CCNA
4 167 (11.31%) CCIE
5 116 (7.85%) Degree
5 116 (7.85%) Security Cleared
6 78 (5.28%) SC Cleared
7 63 (4.27%) JNCIA
8 49 (3.32%) JNCIP
9 43 (2.91%) CCDP
10 42 (2.84%) CCSA
10 42 (2.84%) JNCIS
11 38 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 36 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
13 24 (1.62%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 23 (1.56%) MCSE
15 21 (1.42%) CCSE
16 16 (1.08%) MCSA
17 15 (1.02%) CCSP
17 15 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.74%) SLA
2 39 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.41%) GDPR
5 6 (0.41%) ISO 22301
5 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.27%) PMO
6 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) QA
8 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 166 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 146 (9.88%) Active Directory
3 72 (4.87%) Hyper-V
4 41 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (2.23%) VMware NSX
6 22 (1.49%) Firmware
7 21 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
7 21 (1.42%) vSphere
8 14 (0.95%) Docker
9 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 12 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.54%) XenApp
11 7 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.41%) BIND 9
12 6 (0.41%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.27%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.20%) vCloud
15 1 (0.068%) KVM
15 1 (0.068%) LXC
15 1 (0.068%) zsh
Systems Management
1 84 (5.69%) FortiGate
2 75 (5.08%) Ansible
3 52 (3.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 33 (2.23%) Kubernetes
5 26 (1.76%) Cisco UCCX
5 26 (1.76%) Terraform
6 24 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
7 19 (1.29%) vCenter Server
8 12 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
9 11 (0.74%) Nagios
10 10 (0.68%) Observium
11 9 (0.61%) Netcool
11 9 (0.61%) Opsview
11 9 (0.61%) Puppet
11 9 (0.61%) WSUS
12 7 (0.47%) Nessus
12 7 (0.47%) SCCM
12 7 (0.47%) SCOM
13 6 (0.41%) Cisco CME
14 5 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,078 (72.99%) Cisco
2 337 (22.82%) Palo Alto
3 300 (20.31%) Juniper
4 281 (19.03%) CheckPoint
5 257 (17.40%) VMware
6 182 (12.32%) Microsoft
7 180 (12.19%) F5
8 158 (10.70%) Meraki
9 126 (8.53%) SolarWinds
10 119 (8.06%) Fortinet
11 114 (7.72%) HP
12 102 (6.91%) Aruba
13 71 (4.81%) Citrix
14 47 (3.18%) Infoblox
15 42 (2.84%) Huawei
15 42 (2.84%) Nokia
16 35 (2.37%) Sophos
17 31 (2.10%) Arista
17 31 (2.10%) Blue Coat
18 28 (1.90%) IBM