Period
to 11 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 257 278 180
Rank change year-on-year +21 -98 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 851 908 1,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.28% 1.22% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.29% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 718 786 1,313
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £46,948 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.33% - -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 63,449 70,382 71,081
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 94.77% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 52,082 55,791 61,160
London median annual salary £60,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.83% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,625 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 +29 197 £60,000 +4.35% 46
West London -25 48 £45,000 -10.00% 17
South London +1 31 £37,500 -13.29% 4
East London -4 8 £65,000 +44.44% 7
North London +11 1 £59,000 +57.33% 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 649 (76.26%) Cisco
2 548 (64.39%) Cisco Certification
3 537 (63.10%) Firewall
4 429 (50.41%) CCNP
5 334 (39.25%) WAN
6 284 (33.37%) CheckPoint
7 274 (32.20%) LAN
8 266 (31.26%) BGP
9 243 (28.55%) Finance
10 237 (27.85%) Wireless
11 236 (27.73%) Palo Alto
12 234 (27.50%) CCNA
13 228 (26.79%) OSPF
14 212 (24.91%) Juniper
15 207 (24.32%) F5
16 206 (24.21%) Network Security
17 202 (23.74%) VPN
18 201 (23.62%) MPLS
18 201 (23.62%) Cisco Nexus
19 200 (23.50%) Cisco ASA
20 189 (22.21%) Data Centre
21 157 (18.45%) CCIE
22 146 (17.16%) TCP/IP
23 137 (16.10%) Microsoft
24 123 (14.45%) VMware
24 123 (14.45%) Banking
25 120 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
26 119 (13.98%) Windows
27 116 (13.63%) Active Directory
28 114 (13.40%) SolarWinds

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 16 (1.88%) IIS
1 16 (1.88%) MS Exchange
2 15 (1.76%) OpenStack
2 15 (1.76%) Skype for Business
3 9 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.71%) Apache
4 6 (0.71%) nginx
5 5 (0.59%) CMS
5 5 (0.59%) SAS
6 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.47%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.35%) Kentico
8 2 (0.24%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.12%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 83 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (4.35%) Office 365
4 12 (1.41%) G Suite
5 11 (1.29%) SaaS
6 10 (1.18%) IaaS
7 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.59%) PaaS
9 3 (0.35%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 537 (63.10%) Firewall
2 334 (39.25%) WAN
3 274 (32.20%) LAN
4 266 (31.26%) BGP
5 237 (27.85%) Wireless
6 228 (26.79%) OSPF
7 206 (24.21%) Network Security
8 202 (23.74%) VPN
9 201 (23.62%) Cisco Nexus
9 201 (23.62%) MPLS
10 200 (23.50%) Cisco ASA
11 146 (17.16%) TCP/IP
12 96 (11.28%) DNS
13 91 (10.69%) Wi-Fi
14 88 (10.34%) VoIP
15 80 (9.40%) EIGRP
16 76 (8.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 74 (8.70%) Cisco Wireless
18 72 (8.46%) IPsec
18 72 (8.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.59%) Big Data
2 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.47%) MySQL
4 2 (0.24%) Redis
5 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.12%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Hudson
1 4 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.35%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.12%) JIRA
General
1 243 (28.55%) Finance
2 123 (14.45%) Banking
3 84 (9.87%) Telecoms
4 36 (4.23%) Advertising
5 35 (4.11%) Retail
6 21 (2.47%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.47%) Law
7 18 (2.12%) Front Office
7 18 (2.12%) Marketing
8 16 (1.88%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.53%) Legal
10 6 (0.71%) French Language
10 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.47%) Games
11 4 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.35%) Publishing
13 2 (0.24%) Electronics
13 2 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.24%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (7.29%) 802.1X
2 20 (2.35%) XMPP
3 7 (0.82%) LAMP
4 5 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (0.59%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.47%) HTML
5 4 (0.47%) Web Services
6 3 (0.35%) CSS
6 3 (0.35%) RFC 2544
7 2 (0.24%) Ajax
7 2 (0.24%) XML
7 2 (0.24%) XSLT
8 1 (0.12%) GStreamer
8 1 (0.12%) JSON
8 1 (0.12%) LDAP
8 1 (0.12%) Middleware
8 1 (0.12%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 189 (22.21%) Data Centre
2 94 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
5 18 (2.12%) Hedge funds
6 15 (1.76%) Fintech
7 13 (1.53%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.06%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.06%) Replication
9 8 (0.94%) User Experience
10 7 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (0.82%) Public Cloud
10 7 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
11 6 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.59%) BBC
12 5 (0.59%) BYOD
12 5 (0.59%) CMDB
13 4 (0.47%) IPTV
13 4 (0.47%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 119 (13.98%) Windows
2 99 (11.63%) Linux
3 67 (7.87%) Unix
4 66 (7.76%) Windows Server
5 33 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (3.17%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.12%) CentOS
9 17 (2.00%) Windows 10
10 13 (1.53%) Mac OS X
11 10 (1.18%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.94%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.47%) Debian
15 3 (0.35%) SUSE
16 2 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.24%) Solaris
17 1 (0.12%) Android
17 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
2 82 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 81 (9.52%) Network Management
4 71 (8.34%) Network Design
5 65 (7.64%) Computer Science
6 64 (7.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 56 (6.58%) ITIL
7 56 (6.58%) Network Monitoring
7 56 (6.58%) Time Management
8 55 (6.46%) Load Balancing
9 46 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 38 (4.47%) Information Security
11 35 (4.11%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (4.00%) DevOps
12 34 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
12 34 (4.00%) Network Architecture
13 33 (3.88%) Low Latency
13 33 (3.88%) Network Load Balancing
14 32 (3.76%) Capacity Planning
14 32 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 111 (13.04%) Python
2 54 (6.35%) Perl
3 47 (5.52%) PowerShell
4 37 (4.35%) SQL
5 27 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 24 (2.82%) Shell Script
7 20 (2.35%) Ruby
8 10 (1.18%) C
8 10 (1.18%) R
9 7 (0.82%) C++
9 7 (0.82%) Korn
9 7 (0.82%) PHP
10 5 (0.59%) C-shell
10 5 (0.59%) Java
11 4 (0.47%) Tcl
11 4 (0.47%) VB
11 4 (0.47%) VBScript
12 2 (0.24%) AWK
12 2 (0.24%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.24%) sed
Qualifications
1 548 (64.39%) Cisco Certification
2 429 (50.41%) CCNP
3 234 (27.50%) CCNA
4 157 (18.45%) CCIE
5 92 (10.81%) Degree
6 60 (7.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 32 (3.76%) JNCIA
8 27 (3.17%) CCVP
9 22 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (2.35%) Security Cleared
11 19 (2.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 17 (2.00%) CCSA
12 17 (2.00%) MCSE
13 15 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (1.65%) CISSP
15 13 (1.53%) CCDP
15 13 (1.53%) CCSE
15 13 (1.53%) NVQ Level 3
16 12 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.70%) SLA
2 17 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.59%) QA
5 4 (0.47%) SAS 70
6 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.24%) GDPR
7 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.24%) SEPA
System Software
1 116 (13.63%) Active Directory
2 75 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.47%) VMware NSX
5 11 (1.29%) Firmware
5 11 (1.29%) ProxySG
6 10 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.18%) vSphere
7 8 (0.94%) VMware Server
7 8 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.47%) Docker
8 4 (0.47%) XenApp
9 3 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.12%) Ceph
10 1 (0.12%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.12%) KVM
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.12%) Postfix
10 1 (0.12%) Varnish
10 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 46 (5.41%) Cisco Prime
3 45 (5.29%) Ansible
4 37 (4.35%) FortiGate
5 35 (4.11%) Nagios
6 17 (2.00%) Stealthwatch
7 15 (1.76%) Puppet
8 13 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (1.41%) Terraform
9 12 (1.41%) vCenter Server
10 11 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
11 10 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (1.06%) Kubernetes
13 8 (0.94%) SCCM
14 6 (0.71%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.71%) Cacti
14 6 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
15 4 (0.47%) Nessus
15 4 (0.47%) ZABBIX
16 3 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 649 (76.26%) Cisco
2 284 (33.37%) CheckPoint
3 236 (27.73%) Palo Alto
4 212 (24.91%) Juniper
5 207 (24.32%) F5
6 137 (16.10%) Microsoft
7 123 (14.45%) VMware
8 114 (13.40%) SolarWinds
9 68 (7.99%) Meraki
10 62 (7.29%) Fortinet
11 47 (5.52%) Arista
12 44 (5.17%) HP
13 36 (4.23%) Citrix
14 32 (3.76%) Dell
15 30 (3.53%) Riverbed
16 28 (3.29%) BT
17 26 (3.06%) Mitel
18 25 (2.94%) Symantec
19 23 (2.70%) Aruba
20 21 (2.47%) NetApp