Period
to 18 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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

Network Engineer
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 405 227 227
Rank change year-on-year -178 0 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 372 321 823
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.74% 1.36% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.46% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 325 252 698
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,688 £38,175
25th Percentile £48,500 £51,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £66,250 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.89% +10.42% +4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,950 £95,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 46,050 22,043 48,311
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.03% 93.39% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 32,089 18,689 39,578
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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
Central London -56 63 £65,000 -10.34% 16
West London -65 17 £51,321 +17.98% 6
South London -18 11 £70,000 +33.33% 3
East London - 4 £60,000 - 5
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 London region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 231 (62.10%) Cisco
2 203 (54.57%) Cisco Certification
3 191 (51.34%) Firewall
4 142 (38.17%) CCNP
5 125 (33.60%) BGP
6 108 (29.03%) WAN
7 107 (28.76%) VPN
7 107 (28.76%) Data Centre
8 101 (27.15%) Palo Alto
8 101 (27.15%) MPLS
9 98 (26.34%) Network Security
10 91 (24.46%) Social Skills
10 91 (24.46%) AWS
11 90 (24.19%) OSPF
12 83 (22.31%) Python
13 81 (21.77%) CCIE
14 77 (20.70%) LAN
14 77 (20.70%) Network Design
15 76 (20.43%) Finance
16 71 (19.09%) Wireless
16 71 (19.09%) Azure
17 70 (18.82%) Juniper
18 67 (18.01%) Wi-Fi
18 67 (18.01%) CCNA
19 64 (17.20%) TCP/IP
20 62 (16.67%) Linux
21 60 (16.13%) SolarWinds
22 55 (14.78%) Terraform
23 53 (14.25%) DNS
24 51 (13.71%) Degree

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (1.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.81%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.54%) IIS
4 1 (0.27%) nginx
4 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 91 (24.46%) AWS
2 71 (19.09%) Azure
3 32 (8.60%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (3.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 13 (3.49%) IaaS
6 11 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (2.96%) AWS Direct Connect
7 7 (1.88%) Mimecast
7 7 (1.88%) PaaS
7 7 (1.88%) SaaS
8 6 (1.61%) Cloudflare
8 6 (1.61%) GCP
9 5 (1.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.27%) GitHub
10 1 (0.27%) GitHub Actions
10 1 (0.27%) Google Sheets
10 1 (0.27%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.27%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 191 (51.34%) Firewall
2 125 (33.60%) BGP
3 108 (29.03%) WAN
4 107 (28.76%) VPN
5 101 (27.15%) MPLS
6 98 (26.34%) Network Security
7 90 (24.19%) OSPF
8 77 (20.70%) LAN
9 71 (19.09%) Wireless
10 67 (18.01%) Wi-Fi
11 64 (17.20%) TCP/IP
12 53 (14.25%) DNS
13 40 (10.75%) VLAN
14 38 (10.22%) IPsec
15 37 (9.95%) Cisco ASA
16 36 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
17 35 (9.41%) Multicast
18 34 (9.14%) VoIP
19 32 (8.60%) Cisco IOS
20 28 (7.53%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.27%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 24 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 18 (4.84%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.54%) JIRA
5 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 91 (24.46%) Social Skills
2 76 (20.43%) Finance
3 38 (10.22%) Telecoms
4 24 (6.45%) Organisational Skills
5 18 (4.84%) Banking
5 18 (4.84%) Documentation Skills
6 16 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.15%) Advertising
7 8 (2.15%) Retail
8 6 (1.61%) Law
9 5 (1.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (0.81%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.54%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.27%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.27%) French Language
12 1 (0.27%) Games
12 1 (0.27%) Legal
12 1 (0.27%) Marketing
12 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.03%) JSON
1 15 (4.03%) XML
2 13 (3.49%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.34%) LDAP
3 5 (1.34%) REST
4 4 (1.08%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.81%) .NET
5 3 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.27%) COM
6 1 (0.27%) Jinja
6 1 (0.27%) SOAP
6 1 (0.27%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 107 (28.76%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.18%) Public Cloud
3 18 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (4.84%) User Experience
4 16 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.34%) DataPower
7 5 (1.34%) Fibre Optics
7 5 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.34%) PKI
7 5 (1.34%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.08%) CCTV
8 4 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.08%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.08%) Eurex
9 3 (0.81%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.27%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 62 (16.67%) Linux
2 36 (9.68%) Windows
3 21 (5.65%) Windows 10
3 21 (5.65%) Windows Server 2016
4 20 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (4.84%) Mac OS X
6 13 (3.49%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.88%) Unix
8 5 (1.34%) CatOS
9 4 (1.08%) Fedora
9 4 (1.08%) Solaris
9 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.81%) CentOS
10 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.54%) SUSE
11 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.70%) Network Design
2 44 (11.83%) ITIL
3 43 (11.56%) Network Architecture
4 38 (10.22%) Cybersecurity
5 35 (9.41%) Network Monitoring
6 34 (9.14%) Change Management
7 33 (8.87%) Migration
8 32 (8.60%) Infrastructure as Code
9 30 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (7.80%) DevOps
11 28 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (7.53%) Network Management
12 26 (6.99%) Project Management
13 24 (6.45%) Information Security
13 24 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 21 (5.65%) Computer Science
15 20 (5.38%) Project Delivery
16 19 (5.11%) Time Management
17 17 (4.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (22.31%) Python
2 27 (7.26%) Bash
3 10 (2.69%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.54%) C
6 1 (0.27%) Groovy
6 1 (0.27%) Perl
6 1 (0.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 203 (54.57%) Cisco Certification
2 142 (38.17%) CCNP
3 81 (21.77%) CCIE
4 67 (18.01%) CCNA
5 51 (13.71%) Degree
6 24 (6.45%) JNCIA
7 20 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (4.03%) CCIE Service Provider
9 12 (3.23%) JNCIP
10 11 (2.96%) JNCIS
11 8 (2.15%) CCIE Data Center
12 7 (1.88%) CCDP
12 7 (1.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 7 (1.88%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (1.61%) AWS Certification
13 6 (1.61%) CCENT
13 6 (1.61%) CISSP
13 6 (1.61%) Security Cleared
14 5 (1.34%) RHCE
14 5 (1.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.11%) SLA
2 4 (1.08%) QA
3 3 (0.81%) GDPR
3 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.54%) SOC 2
5 1 (0.27%) NCSC
5 1 (0.27%) NIST
System Software
1 18 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.76%) Docker
3 11 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.34%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.81%) iptables
5 3 (0.81%) Snort
6 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.54%) vSphere
7 1 (0.27%) Firmware
7 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 55 (14.78%) Terraform
2 36 (9.68%) Ansible
3 19 (5.11%) Puppet
4 17 (4.57%) Nagios
5 16 (4.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (4.03%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.34%) Cacti
7 5 (1.34%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.08%) Icinga
8 4 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.08%) Stealthwatch
9 3 (0.81%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.54%) CASB
10 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.54%) Nessus
10 2 (0.54%) SCCM
11 1 (0.27%) Dell DRAC
11 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 231 (62.10%) Cisco
2 101 (27.15%) Palo Alto
3 70 (18.82%) Juniper
4 60 (16.13%) SolarWinds
5 51 (13.71%) Meraki
6 45 (12.10%) Fortinet
7 37 (9.95%) F5
8 30 (8.06%) Microsoft
9 27 (7.26%) Aruba
9 27 (7.26%) VMware
10 24 (6.45%) Arista
11 22 (5.91%) Red Hat
12 17 (4.57%) CheckPoint
12 17 (4.57%) Nokia
12 17 (4.57%) Ruckus Wireless
13 15 (4.03%) Speakerbus
14 14 (3.76%) HP
15 13 (3.49%) Aerohive Networks
16 9 (2.42%) Riverbed
17 8 (2.15%) Dell