Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 245 200
Rank change year-on-year -13 -45 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 895 1,098 1,434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.30% 1.46% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.55% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 765 978 1,298
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £38,500 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 65,509 71,041 76,412
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 94.78% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 53,324 55,629 66,405
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -33 196 £62,500 +13.64% 29
West London -23 43 £50,000 - 21
South London -31 16 £47,500 +18.75% 4
East London -8 13 £67,500 +46.74% 6
North London +7 2 £47,666 +50.13% 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 731 (81.68%) Cisco
2 616 (68.83%) Cisco Certification
3 554 (61.90%) Firewall
4 501 (55.98%) CCNP
5 372 (41.56%) WAN
6 324 (36.20%) BGP
7 302 (33.74%) LAN
8 283 (31.62%) VPN
8 283 (31.62%) Wireless
9 276 (30.84%) OSPF
10 259 (28.94%) Cisco ASA
11 255 (28.49%) CCNA
12 247 (27.60%) Palo Alto
13 246 (27.49%) F5
14 245 (27.37%) MPLS
15 239 (26.70%) Cisco Nexus
16 232 (25.92%) Juniper
17 224 (25.03%) CheckPoint
18 214 (23.91%) Finance
19 203 (22.68%) Data Centre
20 196 (21.90%) CCIE
21 192 (21.45%) Network Security
22 159 (17.77%) SolarWinds
23 145 (16.20%) TCP/IP
24 133 (14.86%) Microsoft
25 127 (14.19%) Wi-Fi
26 125 (13.97%) Banking
27 124 (13.85%) Cisco Wireless
28 119 (13.30%) VMware
29 116 (12.96%) Network Management

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 14 (1.56%) OpenStack
1 14 (1.56%) Skype for Business
2 8 (0.89%) IIS
3 5 (0.56%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.56%) SAS
4 4 (0.45%) nginx
5 3 (0.34%) Apache
5 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.22%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.22%) WordPress
7 1 (0.11%) Confluence
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.11%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 74 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (3.69%) Office 365
4 20 (2.23%) SaaS
5 11 (1.23%) G Suite
6 9 (1.01%) PaaS
7 6 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.67%) IaaS
8 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.34%) Serverless
9 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 554 (61.90%) Firewall
2 372 (41.56%) WAN
3 324 (36.20%) BGP
4 302 (33.74%) LAN
5 283 (31.62%) VPN
5 283 (31.62%) Wireless
6 276 (30.84%) OSPF
7 259 (28.94%) Cisco ASA
8 245 (27.37%) MPLS
9 239 (26.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 192 (21.45%) Network Security
11 145 (16.20%) TCP/IP
12 127 (14.19%) Wi-Fi
13 124 (13.85%) Cisco Wireless
14 100 (11.17%) IPsec
15 99 (11.06%) VLAN
16 96 (10.73%) EIGRP
17 90 (10.06%) DNS
17 90 (10.06%) VPLS
18 82 (9.16%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.01%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.56%) Big Data
2 5 (0.56%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.45%) Redis
3 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.22%) BigQuery
5 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.22%) MySQL
5 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.11%) Informix
6 1 (0.11%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.45%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.34%) Hudson
5 3 (0.34%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.22%) GitLab
6 2 (0.22%) GoCD
6 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.11%) JIRA
General
1 214 (23.91%) Finance
2 125 (13.97%) Banking
3 87 (9.72%) Telecoms
4 41 (4.58%) Advertising
5 34 (3.80%) Retail
6 25 (2.79%) Law
7 22 (2.46%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.79%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.34%) Legal
10 8 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.78%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.67%) Front Office
13 4 (0.45%) Marketing
14 3 (0.34%) Games
14 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.22%) Online Betting
16 1 (0.11%) Electronics
16 1 (0.11%) French Language
16 1 (0.11%) Local Government
16 1 (0.11%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (8.49%) 802.1X
2 18 (2.01%) XMPP
3 10 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (0.67%) JSON
5 5 (0.56%) HTML
5 5 (0.56%) Middleware
5 5 (0.56%) RFC 2544
5 5 (0.56%) Web Services
6 4 (0.45%) CSS
6 4 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.22%) D3.js
7 2 (0.22%) ggplot
7 2 (0.22%) LAMP
7 2 (0.22%) LDAP
7 2 (0.22%) Matplotlib
7 2 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.22%) XML
7 2 (0.22%) XSLT
8 1 (0.11%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 203 (22.68%) Data Centre
2 79 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (8.04%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (2.12%) Hedge funds
6 17 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 17 (1.90%) Fintech
7 15 (1.68%) BBC
8 11 (1.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 10 (1.12%) DataPower
9 10 (1.12%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (0.89%) Equities
12 7 (0.78%) PKI
13 6 (0.67%) BYOD
13 6 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (0.67%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.56%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.45%) Renewable Energy
15 4 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 108 (12.07%) Linux
2 92 (10.28%) Windows
3 71 (7.93%) Unix
4 41 (4.58%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (1.90%) Windows 7
6 17 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.68%) CentOS
8 14 (1.56%) Mac OS X
9 9 (1.01%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.89%) Solaris
10 8 (0.89%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.56%) SUSE
12 5 (0.56%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.45%) Debian
14 2 (0.22%) Android
14 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (12.96%) Network Management
2 90 (10.06%) Load Balancing
3 81 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
4 72 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 72 (8.04%) Network Design
5 69 (7.71%) Network Architecture
6 67 (7.49%) Network Monitoring
7 58 (6.48%) Network Load Balancing
8 52 (5.81%) ITIL
9 51 (5.70%) DevOps
10 48 (5.36%) Low Latency
11 46 (5.14%) Capacity Planning
12 45 (5.03%) Root Cause Analysis
13 43 (4.80%) Time Management
14 39 (4.36%) High Availability
15 38 (4.25%) Information Security
16 33 (3.69%) Server Virtualisation
17 32 (3.58%) Change Management
17 32 (3.58%) SIEM
18 30 (3.35%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 96 (10.73%) Python
2 33 (3.69%) SQL
3 32 (3.58%) Bash Shell
4 25 (2.79%) Perl
4 25 (2.79%) PowerShell
4 25 (2.79%) Ruby
5 8 (0.89%) C
5 8 (0.89%) Java
6 6 (0.67%) PHP
7 5 (0.56%) AWK
7 5 (0.56%) sed
8 4 (0.45%) C-shell
8 4 (0.45%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.45%) Korn
8 4 (0.45%) VBScript
9 3 (0.34%) R
9 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.34%) Tcl
10 2 (0.22%) C++
10 2 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 616 (68.83%) Cisco Certification
2 501 (55.98%) CCNP
3 255 (28.49%) CCNA
4 196 (21.90%) CCIE
5 113 (12.63%) Degree
6 75 (8.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 32 (3.58%) JNCIP
8 31 (3.46%) JNCIA
9 27 (3.02%) CCSA
10 26 (2.91%) CCSP
11 24 (2.68%) CCVP
12 23 (2.57%) CCSE
12 23 (2.57%) Security Cleared
13 22 (2.46%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 22 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (2.12%) CISSP
14 19 (2.12%) MCSE
15 18 (2.01%) JNCIS
16 16 (1.79%) JNCIE
17 15 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.24%) SLA
2 18 (2.01%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.67%) GDPR
3 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.45%) SAS 70
5 3 (0.34%) GCP
6 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.22%) QA
7 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 63 (7.04%) Active Directory
1 63 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (2.91%) Firmware
3 25 (2.79%) VMware Server
4 23 (2.57%) VMware NSX
5 19 (2.12%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.34%) ProxySG
6 12 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.12%) vSphere
8 6 (0.67%) Docker
9 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.11%) Ceph
10 1 (0.11%) NFS
10 1 (0.11%) Samba
10 1 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 79 (8.83%) Cisco Prime
2 68 (7.60%) Nagios
3 49 (5.47%) Ansible
4 48 (5.36%) FortiGate
5 37 (4.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 31 (3.46%) Stealthwatch
7 25 (2.79%) SolarWinds Orion
8 18 (2.01%) Cacti
8 18 (2.01%) Puppet
9 12 (1.34%) vCenter Server
10 11 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (1.23%) Terraform
11 8 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
11 8 (0.89%) Kubernetes
11 8 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.67%) TrustSec
13 4 (0.45%) Grafana
13 4 (0.45%) Graylog
13 4 (0.45%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.45%) Observium
Vendors
1 731 (81.68%) Cisco
2 247 (27.60%) Palo Alto
3 246 (27.49%) F5
4 232 (25.92%) Juniper
5 224 (25.03%) CheckPoint
6 159 (17.77%) SolarWinds
7 133 (14.86%) Microsoft
8 119 (13.30%) VMware
9 110 (12.29%) Meraki
10 65 (7.26%) Fortinet
11 59 (6.59%) Citrix
12 57 (6.37%) Arista
13 41 (4.58%) HP
14 29 (3.24%) Dell
15 24 (2.68%) Aruba
15 24 (2.68%) NetApp
16 23 (2.57%) Red Hat
17 20 (2.23%) Riverbed
17 20 (2.23%) Symantec
18 19 (2.12%) EMC