The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 813 806 863
Rank change year-on-year -7 +57  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 53 105 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.063% 0.11% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.12% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 38 89 70
Median salary £47,500 £54,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.84% +21.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £42,500 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £85,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.21% +14.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80401 89287 99134
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.98% 96.53% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 66065 76163 82600
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Network Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England -20 13 £42,000 -6.66%
West Midlands +10 12 £46,250 -19.56% 4
North West -37 8 £58,500 +23.15% 1
South East +17 6 £50,500 -36.87% 1
London +17 5 £58,750 +2.17% 1
Yorkshire -4 5 £47,500 -2.56% 2
South West - 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands +15 2 £55,000 -
Network Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 88 (77.19%) Cisco
2 84 (73.68%) Firewall
3 57 (50.00%) Network Security
4 54 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (41.23%) CheckPoint
6 43 (37.72%) CCNP
7 38 (33.33%) WAN
8 35 (30.70%) Juniper
9 32 (28.07%) LAN
10 29 (25.44%) TCP/IP
10 29 (25.44%) VPN
11 28 (24.56%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (23.68%) OSPF
13 26 (22.81%) BGP
13 26 (22.81%) VMware
13 26 (22.81%) DNS
13 26 (22.81%) Citrix
14 25 (21.93%) DHCP
14 25 (21.93%) MPLS
15 24 (21.05%) Linux
16 22 (19.30%) F5
17 21 (18.42%) Network Design
17 21 (18.42%) Wireless
18 20 (17.54%) Windows
18 20 (17.54%) CCNA
18 20 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (17.54%) Data Centre
19 19 (16.67%) NetScreen
20 17 (14.91%) VoIP
20 17 (14.91%) 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 4 (3.51%) CMS
2 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.26%) Office 365
4 5 (4.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (4.39%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.39%) Amazon Glacier
4 5 (4.39%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.39%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (4.39%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (4.39%) AWS CloudTrail
4 5 (4.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 84 (73.68%) Firewall
2 57 (50.00%) Network Security
3 38 (33.33%) WAN
4 32 (28.07%) LAN
5 29 (25.44%) TCP/IP
5 29 (25.44%) VPN
6 28 (24.56%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (23.68%) OSPF
8 26 (22.81%) BGP
8 26 (22.81%) DNS
9 25 (21.93%) DHCP
9 25 (21.93%) MPLS
10 21 (18.42%) Wireless
11 19 (16.67%) NetScreen
12 17 (14.91%) VLAN
12 17 (14.91%) VoIP
13 15 (13.16%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (12.28%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (11.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 13 (11.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.39%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.88%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (10.53%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.51%) Advertising
4 3 (2.63%) Banking
5 2 (1.75%) Law
5 2 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Billing
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) Web Services
2 1 (0.88%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 16 (14.04%) Fat Client
2 16 (14.04%) Thin Client
3 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (4.39%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.88%) CMDB
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.05%) Linux
2 20 (17.54%) Windows
3 8 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.39%) Unix
5 2 (1.75%) Solaris
5 2 (1.75%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.88%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.88%) VMS
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.42%) Network Design
2 15 (13.16%) ITIL
3 14 (12.28%) Mentoring
4 12 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 12 (10.53%) Line Management
4 12 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 11 (9.65%) Information Security
6 10 (8.77%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (7.02%) Network Management
8 8 (7.02%) Proactive Monitoring
8 8 (7.02%) Project Management
9 7 (6.14%) BCP
9 7 (6.14%) Business Continuity
9 7 (6.14%) Business Continuity Planning
9 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 7 (6.14%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (6.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 6 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.51%) Perl
1 4 (3.51%) Python
2 3 (2.63%) C
2 3 (2.63%) SQL
3 2 (1.75%) Java
3 2 (1.75%) PHP
3 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.88%) AWK
4 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.88%) Erlang
4 1 (0.88%) sed
4 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (37.72%) CCNP
3 20 (17.54%) CCNA
4 13 (11.40%) CCSE
5 9 (7.89%) CCIE
6 8 (7.02%) CISSP
7 6 (5.26%) CISM
8 5 (4.39%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (4.39%) JNCIP
8 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.75%) CCENT
10 2 (1.75%) CEH
10 2 (1.75%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.75%) CISA
10 2 (1.75%) Degree
10 2 (1.75%) GIAC
10 2 (1.75%) GSEC
11 1 (0.88%) CCSA
11 1 (0.88%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) SLA
2 3 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (13.16%) Hyper-V
3 13 (11.40%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.75%) NFS
5 1 (0.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (10.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (6.14%) Cisco CME
3 5 (4.39%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (4.39%) FortiGate
3 5 (4.39%) Nessus
4 3 (2.63%) SCCM
5 2 (1.75%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.88%) EnCase
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.88%) Netcool
6 1 (0.88%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.88%) Nmap
6 1 (0.88%) OpenView
6 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.88%) SCOM
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 88 (77.19%) Cisco
2 47 (41.23%) CheckPoint
3 35 (30.70%) Juniper
4 26 (22.81%) Citrix
4 26 (22.81%) VMware
5 22 (19.30%) F5
6 16 (14.04%) Infoblox
7 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
8 13 (11.40%) Blue Coat
9 12 (10.53%) Imperva
9 12 (10.53%) Palo Alto
10 11 (9.65%) SolarWinds
11 10 (8.77%) Brocade
12 9 (7.89%) HP
13 8 (7.02%) Avaya
14 6 (5.26%) Fortinet
14 6 (5.26%) Nokia
15 5 (4.39%) McAfee
15 5 (4.39%) Motorola
15 5 (4.39%) Qualys
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