Period
to 17 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 392 177 272
Rank change year-on-year -215 +95 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 386 369 709
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.77% 1.91% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 2.04% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 328 299 582
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £94,125 £97,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -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 44,764 18,094 51,990
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.45% 93.52% 95.03%
Number of salaries quoted 30,722 15,338 42,795
10th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £63,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +7.14% +5.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 -109 56 £62,500 -13.79% 25
West London -69 17 £51,321 +17.98% 5
South London -15 15 £70,000 +30.23% 2
East London -18 4 £57,500 -4.17% 8
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 266 (68.91%) Cisco
2 221 (57.25%) Cisco Certification
3 201 (52.07%) Firewall
4 159 (41.19%) CCNP
5 113 (29.27%) Palo Alto
6 105 (27.20%) BGP
7 102 (26.42%) WAN
8 99 (25.65%) VPN
9 91 (23.58%) LAN
9 91 (23.58%) Finance
10 87 (22.54%) Network Security
11 86 (22.28%) OSPF
12 85 (22.02%) Juniper
13 84 (21.76%) Data Centre
14 82 (21.24%) CCNA
15 79 (20.47%) Wireless
16 78 (20.21%) TCP/IP
17 77 (19.95%) Python
17 77 (19.95%) MPLS
18 74 (19.17%) Social Skills
19 65 (16.84%) Network Design
20 64 (16.58%) Wi-Fi
20 64 (16.58%) CCIE
21 62 (16.06%) SolarWinds
22 60 (15.54%) Linux
23 58 (15.03%) DNS
24 53 (13.73%) Ansible
25 52 (13.47%) Azure
26 47 (12.18%) VoIP
26 47 (12.18%) ITIL

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 (1.04%) nginx
2 3 (0.78%) Apache
2 3 (0.78%) IIS
2 3 (0.78%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.26%) ejabberd
4 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.47%) Azure
2 42 (10.88%) AWS
3 16 (4.15%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (2.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (2.59%) GCP
6 8 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.30%) Cloudflare
8 4 (1.04%) AWS Direct Connect
9 3 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.52%) IaaS
10 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.52%) PaaS
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.26%) Google Workspace
11 1 (0.26%) Route 53
11 1 (0.26%) SaaS
11 1 (0.26%) Serverless
11 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 201 (52.07%) Firewall
2 105 (27.20%) BGP
3 102 (26.42%) WAN
4 99 (25.65%) VPN
5 91 (23.58%) LAN
6 87 (22.54%) Network Security
7 86 (22.28%) OSPF
8 79 (20.47%) Wireless
9 78 (20.21%) TCP/IP
10 77 (19.95%) MPLS
11 64 (16.58%) Wi-Fi
12 58 (15.03%) DNS
13 47 (12.18%) VoIP
14 46 (11.92%) Multicast
15 42 (10.88%) Cisco ASA
15 42 (10.88%) Cisco Nexus
16 40 (10.36%) DHCP
16 40 (10.36%) IPsec
16 40 (10.36%) VLAN
17 27 (6.99%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.52%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.26%) MySQL
3 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.59%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 91 (23.58%) Finance
2 74 (19.17%) Social Skills
3 44 (11.40%) Telecoms
4 27 (6.99%) Banking
5 17 (4.40%) Documentation Skills
6 13 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 11 (2.85%) Law
9 9 (2.33%) Organisational Skills
10 8 (2.07%) Aerospace
10 8 (2.07%) Retail
11 6 (1.55%) Marketing
12 5 (1.30%) Electronics
12 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.30%) Public Sector
13 3 (0.78%) Games
14 2 (0.52%) Presentation Skills
15 1 (0.26%) Advertising
15 1 (0.26%) Legal
15 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.15%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.30%) REST
3 4 (1.04%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.78%) JSON
4 3 (0.78%) LDAP
4 3 (0.78%) XML
5 2 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.52%) XMPP
6 1 (0.26%) COM
6 1 (0.26%) Jinja
6 1 (0.26%) SOAP
6 1 (0.26%) Twig
6 1 (0.26%) Velocity
6 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 84 (21.76%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.40%) Public Cloud
3 15 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.85%) Fibre Optics
4 11 (2.85%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (2.85%) User Experience
5 6 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.30%) CCTV
6 5 (1.30%) DataPower
6 5 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.04%) Digital Signage
7 4 (1.04%) IPTV
8 3 (0.78%) Cyberattack
8 3 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.78%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (0.78%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.78%) Social Media
9 2 (0.52%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 60 (15.54%) Linux
2 31 (8.03%) Windows
3 14 (3.63%) Windows 10
4 11 (2.85%) Unix
5 10 (2.59%) CentOS
5 10 (2.59%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (2.33%) Mac OS X
6 9 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.30%) CatOS
8 4 (1.04%) Debian
9 2 (0.52%) SUSE
9 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.26%) Android
10 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.84%) Network Design
2 47 (12.18%) ITIL
3 43 (11.14%) Change Management
4 37 (9.59%) Network Monitoring
5 32 (8.29%) Network Architecture
5 32 (8.29%) Network Management
6 30 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (7.51%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (7.25%) Migration
9 20 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (5.18%) DevOps
10 19 (4.92%) Project Delivery
11 18 (4.66%) Fintech
11 18 (4.66%) Low Latency
12 17 (4.40%) Information Security
12 17 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 15 (3.89%) Capacity Management
13 15 (3.89%) Load Balancing
13 15 (3.89%) Procure-to-Pay
14 14 (3.63%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 77 (19.95%) Python
2 30 (7.77%) Bash Shell
3 8 (2.07%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.81%) C
5 6 (1.55%) Perl
6 2 (0.52%) PHP
7 1 (0.26%) C++
7 1 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 221 (57.25%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (41.19%) CCNP
3 82 (21.24%) CCNA
4 64 (16.58%) CCIE
5 38 (9.84%) Degree
6 31 (8.03%) JNCIA
7 19 (4.92%) JNCIS
8 16 (4.15%) JNCIP
9 13 (3.37%) CCDP
10 12 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (2.59%) CCIE Service Provider
12 9 (2.33%) CCENT
13 8 (2.07%) CISSP
13 8 (2.07%) DV Cleared
13 8 (2.07%) SC Cleared
13 8 (2.07%) Security Cleared
14 4 (1.04%) CCDA
14 4 (1.04%) CISM
14 4 (1.04%) GIAC
14 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.70%) SLA
2 4 (1.04%) GDPR
2 4 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.81%) Docker
3 6 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.78%) iptables
4 3 (0.78%) KVM
4 3 (0.78%) QEMU
5 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.26%) Kamailio
6 1 (0.26%) Postfix
6 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 53 (13.73%) Ansible
2 25 (6.48%) Terraform
3 18 (4.66%) Nagios
4 12 (3.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (2.85%) Puppet
6 7 (1.81%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.81%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.55%) Nmap
7 6 (1.55%) OpenNMS
8 5 (1.30%) Cacti
9 3 (0.78%) Galera Cluster
9 3 (0.78%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.78%) Icinga
9 3 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.78%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 2 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.52%) SCCM
10 2 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 266 (68.91%) Cisco
2 113 (29.27%) Palo Alto
3 85 (22.02%) Juniper
4 62 (16.06%) SolarWinds
5 38 (9.84%) Meraki
6 36 (9.33%) Aruba
7 33 (8.55%) Fortinet
8 29 (7.51%) Microsoft
9 27 (6.99%) F5
10 26 (6.74%) CheckPoint
10 26 (6.74%) Ruckus Wireless
11 17 (4.40%) Arista
12 15 (3.89%) HP
12 15 (3.89%) Nokia
13 14 (3.63%) Red Hat
14 13 (3.37%) Dell
15 12 (3.11%) Aerohive Networks
15 12 (3.11%) VMware
16 11 (2.85%) Mitel
17 10 (2.59%) Citrix