Period
to 14 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 July 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 199 267 286
Rank change year-on-year +68 +19 -57
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 548 758 874
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.74% 1.30% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.36% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 466 662 744
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,050 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.69% +2.63%

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 29,597 55,613 69,088
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.11% 95.33% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24,132 45,611 56,207
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +3.45%
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 +109 154 £72,500 +26.09% 8
West London +22 21 £45,000 -14.29% 4
South London +24 14 £62,500 +56.25%
East London +19 5 £60,000 +118.18% 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 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.

1 414 (75.55%) Cisco
2 323 (58.94%) Firewall
3 286 (52.19%) Cisco Certification
4 250 (45.62%) BGP
5 239 (43.61%) WAN
6 213 (38.87%) CCNP
7 186 (33.94%) OSPF
7 186 (33.94%) LAN
8 162 (29.56%) MPLS
9 152 (27.74%) Network Security
10 145 (26.46%) Data Centre
11 143 (26.09%) Finance
12 142 (25.91%) Palo Alto
13 136 (24.82%) VPN
14 130 (23.72%) CheckPoint
15 128 (23.36%) Wireless
16 117 (21.35%) CCNA
17 107 (19.53%) Python
18 96 (17.52%) Linux
19 92 (16.79%) Azure
20 91 (16.61%) F5
21 90 (16.42%) Juniper
22 88 (16.06%) DNS
23 85 (15.51%) Microsoft
23 85 (15.51%) AWS
24 82 (14.96%) Cisco ASA
25 78 (14.23%) TCP/IP
25 78 (14.23%) VMware
26 77 (14.05%) Network Design
26 77 (14.05%) 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 22 (4.01%) Confluence
2 18 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.09%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.36%) IIS
4 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.18%) Apache
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.18%) nginx
5 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 44 (8.03%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (5.84%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) FastStats
1 2 (0.36%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 92 (16.79%) Azure
2 85 (15.51%) AWS
3 37 (6.75%) Office 365
4 20 (3.65%) GCP
5 13 (2.37%) IaaS
6 9 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 9 (1.64%) Mimecast
7 8 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.91%) Route 53
8 5 (0.91%) SaaS
8 5 (0.91%) Slack
9 4 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.55%) PaaS
11 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.36%) G Suite
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 323 (58.94%) Firewall
2 250 (45.62%) BGP
3 239 (43.61%) WAN
4 186 (33.94%) LAN
4 186 (33.94%) OSPF
5 162 (29.56%) MPLS
6 152 (27.74%) Network Security
7 136 (24.82%) VPN
8 128 (23.36%) Wireless
9 88 (16.06%) DNS
10 82 (14.96%) Cisco ASA
11 78 (14.23%) TCP/IP
12 74 (13.50%) DHCP
13 70 (12.77%) Multicast
14 69 (12.59%) Wi-Fi
15 66 (12.04%) VoIP
16 59 (10.77%) IPsec
17 57 (10.40%) EIGRP
18 56 (10.22%) VLAN
19 55 (10.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.55%) NoSQL
2 13 (2.37%) Big Data
2 13 (2.37%) Neo4j
3 3 (0.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.18%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.18%) KDB
4 1 (0.18%) Kdb+
4 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.73%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.36%) JIRA
7 1 (0.18%) GitLab
7 1 (0.18%) Redmine
7 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 143 (26.09%) Finance
2 69 (12.59%) Telecoms
3 65 (11.86%) Banking
4 26 (4.74%) Financial Institution
5 21 (3.83%) Law
6 18 (3.28%) Investment Banking
7 15 (2.74%) Retail
8 8 (1.46%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.55%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Legal
10 2 (0.36%) Marketing
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Front Office
11 1 (0.18%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) International Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.58%) 802.1X
2 16 (2.92%) Elastic Stack
3 14 (2.55%) XMPP
4 13 (2.37%) Kafka
5 11 (2.01%) REST
6 2 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.18%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.18%) OpenDaylight
7 1 (0.18%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.18%) Web Services
7 1 (0.18%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 145 (26.46%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.47%) Public Cloud
3 22 (4.01%) Hybrid Cloud
4 19 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.01%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.09%) PKI
9 5 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.55%) CCTV
11 3 (0.55%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.55%) Fibre Optics
11 3 (0.55%) User Experience
12 2 (0.36%) EFT
12 2 (0.36%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 96 (17.52%) Linux
2 57 (10.40%) Windows
3 31 (5.66%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.01%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.64%) Unix
6 8 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.09%) CentOS
8 5 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.18%) Debian
11 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (14.05%) ITIL
1 77 (14.05%) Network Design
2 63 (11.50%) Network Monitoring
3 50 (9.12%) Load Balancing
4 47 (8.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 46 (8.39%) Project Delivery
6 43 (7.85%) DevOps
7 39 (7.12%) Information Security
8 32 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (4.93%) Migration
10 25 (4.56%) Network Virtualisation
11 24 (4.38%) Low Latency
12 23 (4.20%) Change Management
13 21 (3.83%) Network Architecture
14 20 (3.65%) Problem Management
14 20 (3.65%) Test Planning
15 19 (3.47%) ITIL V3
15 19 (3.47%) Kalman Filter
16 18 (3.28%) Computer Science
16 18 (3.28%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 107 (19.53%) Python
2 39 (7.12%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.83%) Perl
4 16 (2.92%) PHP
5 15 (2.74%) Java
6 14 (2.55%) Bash Shell
7 13 (2.37%) Go
8 10 (1.82%) VBScript
9 7 (1.28%) C
9 7 (1.28%) SQL
10 3 (0.55%) C++
11 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.18%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.18%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.18%) C-shell
12 1 (0.18%) Korn
12 1 (0.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 286 (52.19%) Cisco Certification
2 213 (38.87%) CCNP
3 117 (21.35%) CCNA
4 47 (8.58%) CCIE
5 30 (5.47%) Degree
6 22 (4.01%) JNCIA
7 21 (3.83%) JNCIP
8 20 (3.65%) CCDP
8 20 (3.65%) CCSA
9 15 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.46%) CCDA
11 7 (1.28%) Security Cleared
12 6 (1.09%) CCSE
12 6 (1.09%) CCSP
12 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.91%) CCVP
13 5 (0.91%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.91%) JNCIS
13 5 (0.91%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.10%) SLA
2 5 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.55%) PMO
4 2 (0.36%) GDPR
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 54 (9.85%) Active Directory
2 50 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.56%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.28%) VMware NSX
5 14 (2.55%) Docker
6 8 (1.46%) Firmware
7 4 (0.73%) vSphere
8 3 (0.55%) BIND 9
8 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.18%) KVM
10 1 (0.18%) LXC
10 1 (0.18%) XenApp
10 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.18%) zsh
Systems Management
1 44 (8.03%) Ansible
2 25 (4.56%) FortiGate
3 20 (3.65%) Terraform
4 17 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (3.10%) Nagios
5 14 (2.55%) Kubernetes
6 13 (2.37%) Netcool
6 13 (2.37%) Opsview
7 11 (2.01%) Cisco UCCX
8 8 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.46%) Puppet
8 8 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.09%) Observium
9 6 (1.09%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.91%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.55%) Cisco CME
13 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.36%) Grafana
Vendors
1 414 (75.55%) Cisco
2 142 (25.91%) Palo Alto
3 130 (23.72%) CheckPoint
4 91 (16.61%) F5
5 90 (16.42%) Juniper
6 85 (15.51%) Microsoft
7 78 (14.23%) VMware
8 65 (11.86%) HP
9 60 (10.95%) Meraki
10 45 (8.21%) SolarWinds
11 41 (7.48%) Aruba
12 37 (6.75%) Fortinet
13 33 (6.02%) Huawei
13 33 (6.02%) Nokia
14 32 (5.84%) Infoblox
15 22 (4.01%) Citrix
16 19 (3.47%) ForeScout
17 16 (2.92%) Riverbed
18 15 (2.74%) Arista
19 13 (2.37%) Dynatrace