Period
to 29 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 176 261 269
Rank change year-on-year +85 +8 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 365 728 855
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.83% 1.32% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 1.39% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 307 621 755
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +2.15%

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 18,663 52,263 64,768
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.55% 94.98% 95.21%
Number of salaries quoted 15,626 42,615 52,919
Median annual salary £67,500 £63,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.30% +5.83% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,000
90th Percentile £103,750 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

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 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 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
Central London +99 104 £72,500 +22.88% 15
West London +50 8 £43,500 -24.35% 5
South London +42 5 £52,500 +50.00% 1
East London +25 3 £60,000 +29.73% 3
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 October 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 London region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 268 (73.42%) Cisco
2 245 (67.12%) Firewall
3 180 (49.32%) Cisco Certification
4 161 (44.11%) WAN
5 130 (35.62%) BGP
6 129 (35.34%) LAN
7 124 (33.97%) Finance
8 115 (31.51%) CCNP
9 105 (28.77%) Network Security
10 101 (27.67%) VPN
11 100 (27.40%) Azure
11 100 (27.40%) AWS
12 94 (25.75%) OSPF
13 93 (25.48%) Microsoft
14 92 (25.21%) Python
15 91 (24.93%) CheckPoint
16 90 (24.66%) MPLS
17 89 (24.38%) CCNA
18 84 (23.01%) Palo Alto
19 82 (22.47%) DNS
20 73 (20.00%) Linux
21 70 (19.18%) Data Centre
22 68 (18.63%) Office 365
23 66 (18.08%) Wireless
24 65 (17.81%) Banking
25 64 (17.53%) F5
26 61 (16.71%) Active Directory
26 61 (16.71%) Ansible
27 60 (16.44%) Network Monitoring
27 60 (16.44%) Windows

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 23 (6.30%) Skype for Business
2 13 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.10%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.27%) Apache
5 1 (0.27%) Confluence
5 1 (0.27%) nginx
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 37 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (9.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 100 (27.40%) AWS
1 100 (27.40%) Azure
2 68 (18.63%) Office 365
3 31 (8.49%) GCP
4 27 (7.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (6.30%) Route 53
5 23 (6.30%) Slack
6 20 (5.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 16 (4.38%) IaaS
8 10 (2.74%) Mimecast
9 8 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.55%) Cloud9 IDE
11 2 (0.55%) G Suite
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 245 (67.12%) Firewall
2 161 (44.11%) WAN
3 130 (35.62%) BGP
4 129 (35.34%) LAN
5 105 (28.77%) Network Security
6 101 (27.67%) VPN
7 94 (25.75%) OSPF
8 90 (24.66%) MPLS
9 82 (22.47%) DNS
10 66 (18.08%) Wireless
11 60 (16.44%) Wi-Fi
12 58 (15.89%) Multicast
13 57 (15.62%) DHCP
14 47 (12.88%) VoIP
15 45 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
16 40 (10.96%) TCP/IP
17 35 (9.59%) Cisco Nexus
17 35 (9.59%) IPsec
17 35 (9.59%) SNMP
18 34 (9.32%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.74%) NoSQL
2 9 (2.47%) Big Data
2 9 (2.47%) Neo4j
3 3 (0.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.27%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.27%) KDB
4 1 (0.27%) Kdb+
4 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.82%) JIRA
4 1 (0.27%) GitLab
4 1 (0.27%) Redmine
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 124 (33.97%) Finance
2 65 (17.81%) Banking
3 31 (8.49%) Telecoms
4 26 (7.12%) Financial Institution
5 15 (4.11%) Investment Banking
6 13 (3.56%) Law
7 3 (0.82%) Retail
8 2 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.27%) Front Office
9 1 (0.27%) International Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.48%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (2.47%) Kafka
3 4 (1.10%) LDAP
4 3 (0.82%) REST
4 3 (0.82%) XMPP
5 1 (0.27%) Django
5 1 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.27%) JSON
5 1 (0.27%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.27%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 70 (19.18%) Data Centre
2 38 (10.41%) Public Cloud
3 14 (3.84%) Hedge funds
4 10 (2.74%) Private Cloud
5 9 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.82%) PKI
8 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.27%) Equities
10 1 (0.27%) Eurex
10 1 (0.27%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 73 (20.00%) Linux
2 60 (16.44%) Windows
3 41 (11.23%) Windows Server
4 23 (6.30%) Mac OS X
5 14 (3.84%) Windows 10
6 12 (3.29%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.19%) Unix
8 6 (1.64%) CentOS
8 6 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Debian
12 1 (0.27%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (16.44%) Network Monitoring
2 52 (14.25%) ITIL
3 41 (11.23%) Project Delivery
4 40 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 34 (9.32%) Network Virtualisation
6 33 (9.04%) Information Security
7 32 (8.77%) DevOps
7 32 (8.77%) Load Balancing
8 27 (7.40%) Low Latency
8 27 (7.40%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (6.58%) B2B
9 24 (6.58%) Problem Management
10 23 (6.30%) Identity Management
10 23 (6.30%) Performance Analysis
10 23 (6.30%) Security Monitoring
11 19 (5.21%) Change Management
12 16 (4.38%) Change Control
12 16 (4.38%) Network Design
13 14 (3.84%) Network Management
13 14 (3.84%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 92 (25.21%) Python
2 24 (6.58%) PowerShell
3 18 (4.93%) Perl
4 12 (3.29%) PHP
5 10 (2.74%) Java
6 9 (2.47%) Go
7 8 (2.19%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.37%) C
9 2 (0.55%) C++
9 2 (0.55%) Lisp
9 2 (0.55%) SQL
10 1 (0.27%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.27%) C-shell
10 1 (0.27%) Korn
10 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 180 (49.32%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (31.51%) CCNP
3 89 (24.38%) CCNA
4 27 (7.40%) CCIE
5 20 (5.48%) Degree
5 20 (5.48%) JNCIA
6 13 (3.56%) CCDP
7 10 (2.74%) AWS Certification
7 10 (2.74%) Check Point Certification
8 9 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (2.19%) CISSP
9 8 (2.19%) JNCIS
9 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.92%) CISM
11 6 (1.64%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 4 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.10%) JNCIE
12 4 (1.10%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.82%) SC Cleared
13 3 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.66%) SLA
2 9 (2.47%) GDPR
2 9 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.92%) NIST
4 2 (0.55%) COBIT
4 2 (0.55%) PMO
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (16.71%) Active Directory
2 35 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.56%) Docker
4 11 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.01%) VMware Server
5 6 (1.64%) VMware NSX
6 4 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.82%) Firmware
7 3 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.27%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.27%) LXC
9 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.27%) vSphere
9 1 (0.27%) Xen
9 1 (0.27%) zsh
Systems Management
1 61 (16.71%) Ansible
2 31 (8.49%) Nagios
3 29 (7.95%) Puppet
4 23 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (4.93%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (3.84%) Terraform
7 11 (3.01%) Kubernetes
8 10 (2.74%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (2.47%) Netcool
9 9 (2.47%) Opsview
10 8 (2.19%) FortiGate
11 5 (1.37%) Prometheus
12 4 (1.10%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
14 2 (0.55%) Grafana
14 2 (0.55%) Salt
15 1 (0.27%) Clonezilla
15 1 (0.27%) Graphite
15 1 (0.27%) Icinga
Vendors
1 268 (73.42%) Cisco
2 93 (25.48%) Microsoft
3 91 (24.93%) CheckPoint
4 84 (23.01%) Palo Alto
5 64 (17.53%) F5
6 59 (16.16%) Juniper
6 59 (16.16%) VMware
7 33 (9.04%) Meraki
8 28 (7.67%) Riverbed
9 27 (7.40%) Infoblox
10 25 (6.85%) Blue Coat
11 23 (6.30%) Avaya
12 21 (5.75%) HP
13 20 (5.48%) Zscaler
14 18 (4.93%) Fortinet
14 18 (4.93%) Netskope
14 18 (4.93%) SolarWinds
15 15 (4.11%) Arista
15 15 (4.11%) Google
16 13 (3.56%) ForeScout