Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1037 1016 1064
Rank change year-on-year -21 +48 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 113 181 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 86 137 168
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £35,500 £32,925 £31,175
90th Percentile £61,875 £92,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in England

Network Specialist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Specialist in England.

Salary trend for Network Specialist in England

Network Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Specialist in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Specialist in England

Network Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 20 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
North of England +40 45 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Midlands +19 31 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +34 29 £39,500 -1.25% 2
West Midlands +17 28 £45,000 +28.57%
North West -5 15 £54,250 +46.62% 1
East of England -30 13 £47,500 +5.56% 3
London -21 12 £60,000 +9.09%
South East +12 10 £46,250 -42.19%
East Midlands +26 4 £46,250 - 1
South West -9 3 £33,225 -9.90%
North East - 1 £37,500 -
Network Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Network Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 94 (83.19%) Cisco
2 84 (74.34%) Firewall
3 63 (55.75%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (46.02%) CCNP
5 50 (44.25%) LAN
6 47 (41.59%) WAN
7 38 (33.63%) Juniper
8 37 (32.74%) MPLS
8 37 (32.74%) Network Security
9 35 (30.97%) TCP/IP
10 34 (30.09%) VPN
10 34 (30.09%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (28.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 32 (28.32%) CheckPoint
12 30 (26.55%) CCNA
13 26 (23.01%) OSPF
13 26 (23.01%) Wireless
13 26 (23.01%) F5
14 25 (22.12%) BGP
15 22 (19.47%) EIGRP
15 22 (19.47%) HP
16 21 (18.58%) ITIL
17 20 (17.70%) IPsec
17 20 (17.70%) Data Centre
17 20 (17.70%) Brocade
17 20 (17.70%) Load Balancing
18 19 (16.81%) SSL
19 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
19 17 (15.04%) WLAN
20 15 (13.27%) VLAN

Network Specialist 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 6 (5.31%) CMS
2 2 (1.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.54%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.88%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 84 (74.34%) Firewall
2 50 (44.25%) LAN
3 47 (41.59%) WAN
4 37 (32.74%) MPLS
4 37 (32.74%) Network Security
5 35 (30.97%) TCP/IP
6 34 (30.09%) Cisco ASA
6 34 (30.09%) VPN
7 32 (28.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 26 (23.01%) OSPF
8 26 (23.01%) Wireless
9 25 (22.12%) BGP
10 22 (19.47%) EIGRP
11 20 (17.70%) IPsec
12 19 (16.81%) SSL
13 17 (15.04%) WLAN
14 15 (13.27%) VLAN
15 14 (12.39%) DHCP
15 14 (12.39%) DNS
15 14 (12.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) GIS
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (11.50%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.42%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Automotive
6 1 (0.88%) Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Billing
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.70%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.31%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.54%) NHS
5 3 (2.65%) Fintech
5 3 (2.65%) PKI
6 2 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.85%) Windows
2 9 (7.96%) Linux
3 5 (4.42%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.77%) Unix
5 2 (1.77%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.88%) CentOS
6 1 (0.88%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.88%) VMS
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.58%) ITIL
2 20 (17.70%) Load Balancing
3 13 (11.50%) Network Management
4 12 (10.62%) Network Design
5 10 (8.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (8.85%) Project Management
5 10 (8.85%) Release Management
5 10 (8.85%) Service Delivery
6 8 (7.08%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (7.08%) Problem Management
7 7 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (6.19%) Change Control
7 7 (6.19%) Information Security
7 7 (6.19%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (5.31%) Business Continuity
8 6 (5.31%) Change Management
8 6 (5.31%) Fault Analysis
9 5 (4.42%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (4.42%) Network Virtualisation
9 5 (4.42%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.08%) C
2 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.77%) SQL
4 1 (0.88%) Erlang
4 1 (0.88%) Python
4 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (55.75%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (46.02%) CCNP
3 30 (26.55%) CCNA
4 10 (8.85%) CCIE
5 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.19%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.31%) CCDP
7 4 (3.54%) Degree
8 3 (2.65%) CCSE
8 3 (2.65%) CISA
8 3 (2.65%) CISM
8 3 (2.65%) CISSP
8 3 (2.65%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.65%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.65%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.77%) CCDA
9 2 (1.77%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.77%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.77%) SSCP
10 1 (0.88%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) PMO
1 2 (1.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (7.96%) Hyper-V
2 8 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.42%) Firmware
4 1 (0.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (11.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (6.19%) FortiGate
3 5 (4.42%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (2.65%) Cisco CME
4 3 (2.65%) Nessus
4 3 (2.65%) SCCM
5 2 (1.77%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.77%) SCOM
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.88%) EnCase
6 1 (0.88%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.88%) Nmap
6 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.88%) Suricata
6 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (83.19%) Cisco
2 38 (33.63%) Juniper
3 32 (28.32%) CheckPoint
4 26 (23.01%) F5
5 22 (19.47%) HP
6 20 (17.70%) Brocade
7 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
8 11 (9.73%) Palo Alto
8 11 (9.73%) VMware
9 10 (8.85%) Fortinet
10 9 (7.96%) Avaya
11 8 (7.08%) Citrix
11 8 (7.08%) Dell
11 8 (7.08%) Motorola
12 7 (6.19%) Riverbed
13 6 (5.31%) Meraki
14 5 (4.42%) Aruba
14 5 (4.42%) Remedy
14 5 (4.42%) Ubiquiti
15 3 (2.65%) Extreme Networks