Period
to 9 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 May 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 234 195 191
Rank change year-on-year -39 -4 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,167 1,676 2,503
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.49% 1.82% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.91% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 881 1,405 1,967
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 72,582 87,912 129,472
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.65% 95.24% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 56,980 71,944 104,840
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,397
Median % change year-on-year - +4.97% +4.79%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 9 May 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 9 May 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 -102 320 £58,250 -2.92% 39
North of England +53 258 £45,000 - 50
South East -15 251 £47,500 -9.52% 51
Midlands +1 141 £42,500 -9.09% 28
North West +57 125 £46,500 -7.00% 33
Yorkshire +51 108 £45,000 - 14
South West -28 106 £45,000 - 28
West Midlands +1 95 £42,500 -15.00% 14
East of England -43 70 £45,000 - 10
East Midlands +13 46 £40,000 -5.88% 14
North East -1 25 £36,000 -4.00% 3
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 May 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.

1 837 (71.72%) Cisco
2 666 (57.07%) Firewall
3 592 (50.73%) Cisco Certification
4 431 (36.93%) WAN
5 425 (36.42%) CCNP
6 384 (32.90%) LAN
7 327 (28.02%) CCNA
8 304 (26.05%) Network Security
9 283 (24.25%) BGP
10 265 (22.71%) Juniper
11 242 (20.74%) VPN
12 236 (20.22%) Palo Alto
13 234 (20.05%) OSPF
14 217 (18.59%) Microsoft
15 214 (18.34%) Wireless
16 212 (18.17%) Data Centre
17 193 (16.54%) TCP/IP
18 192 (16.45%) MPLS
19 191 (16.37%) Cisco ASA
20 169 (14.48%) DNS
21 168 (14.40%) Social Skills
22 155 (13.28%) Finance
23 152 (13.02%) ITIL
24 150 (12.85%) Windows
25 147 (12.60%) F5
26 143 (12.25%) VLAN
27 142 (12.17%) CheckPoint
28 137 (11.74%) Azure
29 136 (11.65%) Telecoms
30 127 (10.88%) Fortinet

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 20 (1.71%) nginx
2 19 (1.63%) IIS
3 18 (1.54%) Apache
4 16 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.11%) ejabberd
6 12 (1.03%) OpenStack
7 10 (0.86%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.77%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.60%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.086%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.086%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 137 (11.74%) Azure
2 104 (8.91%) AWS
3 77 (6.60%) Microsoft 365
4 24 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 14 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.03%) AWS Direct Connect
7 8 (0.69%) IaaS
8 7 (0.60%) PaaS
8 7 (0.60%) SaaS
9 6 (0.51%) GCP
10 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.43%) Route 53
11 4 (0.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (0.34%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.34%) Slack
12 3 (0.26%) Azure Storage
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.17%) Cloudflare
14 1 (0.086%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 666 (57.07%) Firewall
2 431 (36.93%) WAN
3 384 (32.90%) LAN
4 304 (26.05%) Network Security
5 283 (24.25%) BGP
6 242 (20.74%) VPN
7 234 (20.05%) OSPF
8 214 (18.34%) Wireless
9 193 (16.54%) TCP/IP
10 192 (16.45%) MPLS
11 191 (16.37%) Cisco ASA
12 169 (14.48%) DNS
13 143 (12.25%) VLAN
14 118 (10.11%) Cisco Nexus
15 116 (9.94%) VoIP
16 110 (9.43%) DHCP
17 102 (8.74%) SD-WAN
18 97 (8.31%) Wi-Fi
19 90 (7.71%) Internet
20 79 (6.77%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.086%) Big Data
4 1 (0.086%) MySQL
4 1 (0.086%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (1.03%) JIRA
2 8 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.086%) Gradle
6 1 (0.086%) Maven
6 1 (0.086%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.086%) Visual Studio
General
1 168 (14.40%) Social Skills
2 155 (13.28%) Finance
3 136 (11.65%) Telecoms
4 74 (6.34%) Multimedia
5 57 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 50 (4.28%) Public Sector
7 45 (3.86%) Banking
8 25 (2.14%) Organisational Skills
9 24 (2.06%) Marketing
10 20 (1.71%) Aerospace
11 18 (1.54%) Electronics
11 18 (1.54%) Games
12 16 (1.37%) Law
13 15 (1.29%) Manufacturing
14 12 (1.03%) Retail
15 10 (0.86%) Legal
15 10 (0.86%) Presentation Skills
16 9 (0.77%) Influencing Skills
16 9 (0.77%) Military
16 9 (0.77%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.60%) 802.1X
2 27 (2.31%) XMPP
3 9 (0.77%) Web Services
4 8 (0.69%) REST
5 5 (0.43%) gRPC
5 5 (0.43%) libvirt
6 4 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.34%) JSON
6 4 (0.34%) LDAP
7 2 (0.17%) Django
7 2 (0.17%) HTML
7 2 (0.17%) Jinja
7 2 (0.17%) OAuth
7 2 (0.17%) SAML
7 2 (0.17%) Unreal Engine
8 1 (0.086%) Leaflet
8 1 (0.086%) ModSecurity
8 1 (0.086%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 212 (18.17%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (2.49%) Public Cloud
4 22 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.11%) Fibre Optics
6 12 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (0.86%) Driving Licence
8 8 (0.69%) NHS
9 7 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.34%) Clustering
10 4 (0.34%) IPTV
10 4 (0.34%) PKI
10 4 (0.34%) Podcast
10 4 (0.34%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.34%) User Experience
10 4 (0.34%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (0.26%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.26%) Life Science
11 3 (0.26%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 150 (12.85%) Windows
2 124 (10.63%) Linux
3 76 (6.51%) Windows Server
4 37 (3.17%) Windows 10
5 27 (2.31%) Ubuntu
6 18 (1.54%) Unix
7 16 (1.37%) Debian
8 13 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.86%) CentOS
9 10 (0.86%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.51%) Android
13 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.17%) Solaris
15 2 (0.17%) SUSE
16 1 (0.086%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (13.02%) ITIL
2 124 (10.63%) Network Design
3 116 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
4 107 (9.17%) Cybersecurity
5 89 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 85 (7.28%) Network Management
7 77 (6.60%) Load Balancing
8 68 (5.83%) Network Monitoring
9 59 (5.06%) Computer Science
10 56 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
11 52 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
12 51 (4.37%) Presales
13 46 (3.94%) Mentoring
14 43 (3.68%) Change Management
15 40 (3.43%) DevOps
15 40 (3.43%) Network Virtualisation
16 38 (3.26%) Network Architecture
17 36 (3.08%) Project Management
18 35 (3.00%) Customer Requirements
19 33 (2.83%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 69 (5.91%) Python
2 37 (3.17%) C
3 32 (2.74%) PowerShell
4 27 (2.31%) PHP
5 23 (1.97%) Bash Shell
6 19 (1.63%) Perl
7 12 (1.03%) C++
8 11 (0.94%) SQL
9 4 (0.34%) Tcl
10 3 (0.26%) R
11 2 (0.17%) Java
11 2 (0.17%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.086%) C#
12 1 (0.086%) Go
12 1 (0.086%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 592 (50.73%) Cisco Certification
2 425 (36.42%) CCNP
3 327 (28.02%) CCNA
4 126 (10.80%) Security Cleared
5 100 (8.57%) SC Cleared
6 95 (8.14%) CCIE
7 81 (6.94%) Degree
8 69 (5.91%) A+ Certification
9 51 (4.37%) JNCIP
10 48 (4.11%) JNCIA
11 35 (3.00%) DV Cleared
12 30 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
13 22 (1.89%) CISSP
14 21 (1.80%) CCDP
14 21 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (1.63%) JNCIS
16 16 (1.37%) CCSA
17 15 (1.29%) CISM
18 13 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
19 12 (1.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.26%) SLA
2 24 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (2.06%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.20%) QA
4 13 (1.11%) GDPR
4 13 (1.11%) PMO
5 5 (0.43%) NCSC
5 5 (0.43%) NIST
6 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.26%) GRC
8 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.086%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.086%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 99 (8.48%) Active Directory
2 65 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 32 (2.74%) VMware NSX
5 21 (1.80%) KVM
6 17 (1.46%) Firmware
7 16 (1.37%) iptables
7 16 (1.37%) QEMU
8 13 (1.11%) Kamailio
8 13 (1.11%) Postfix
9 12 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.69%) FreeRADIUS
11 7 (0.60%) vSphere
12 6 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.43%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.34%) Docker
14 4 (0.34%) ProxySG
15 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
17 1 (0.086%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 59 (5.06%) Ansible
2 53 (4.54%) FortiGate
3 23 (1.97%) Nagios
3 23 (1.97%) Terraform
4 22 (1.89%) Puppet
5 20 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
5 20 (1.71%) ZABBIX
6 16 (1.37%) Galera Cluster
6 16 (1.37%) HAProxy
7 15 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
8 14 (1.20%) Kubernetes
9 12 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
9 12 (1.03%) Nmap
10 9 (0.77%) Graylog
10 9 (0.77%) Kibana
10 9 (0.77%) Nessus
11 7 (0.60%) Cacti
11 7 (0.60%) SCCM
11 7 (0.60%) SmoothWall
11 7 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 837 (71.72%) Cisco
2 265 (22.71%) Juniper
3 236 (20.22%) Palo Alto
4 217 (18.59%) Microsoft
5 147 (12.60%) F5
6 142 (12.17%) CheckPoint
7 127 (10.88%) Fortinet
8 117 (10.03%) VMware
9 77 (6.60%) HP
10 76 (6.51%) Meraki
11 68 (5.83%) Aruba
11 68 (5.83%) SolarWinds
12 36 (3.08%) Mitel
13 30 (2.57%) Avaya
14 26 (2.23%) Infoblox
15 25 (2.14%) Ruckus Wireless
15 25 (2.14%) SonicWALL
16 23 (1.97%) Citrix
16 23 (1.97%) Dell
17 21 (1.80%) McAfee