Period
to 2 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 127 170 201
Rank change year-on-year +43 +31 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 57 62 72
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.62% 1.20% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.25% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 53 55 73
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +13.10% -10.64%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,984
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.23% -5.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,402 4,972 6,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.54% 96.02% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,944 4,064 5,273
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,575 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Manchester

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Network Engineer in Manchester

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in Manchester

Network Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 2 March 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
Cheadle +14 4 £23,000 -
Salford +18 1 £37,858 -8.78%
Bolton +4 1 £41,000 -18.00% 1
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 Manchester region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (68.42%) Cisco
2 37 (64.91%) Firewall
3 28 (49.12%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
5 21 (36.84%) VMware
6 16 (28.07%) CCNP
6 16 (28.07%) WAN
6 16 (28.07%) Network Security
7 15 (26.32%) CCNA
8 14 (24.56%) Hyper-V
9 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (22.81%) LAN
10 12 (21.05%) MPLS
10 12 (21.05%) BGP
10 12 (21.05%) Fortinet
11 11 (19.30%) VoIP
11 11 (19.30%) Windows
12 10 (17.54%) A+ Certification
12 10 (17.54%) Juniper
12 10 (17.54%) DNS
12 10 (17.54%) CheckPoint
12 10 (17.54%) Wireless
12 10 (17.54%) Multimedia
12 10 (17.54%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (17.54%) Windows Server
13 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
13 9 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (15.79%) OSPF
13 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
13 9 (15.79%) DHCP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) AWS
2 4 (7.02%) Azure
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (64.91%) Firewall
2 16 (28.07%) Network Security
2 16 (28.07%) WAN
3 13 (22.81%) LAN
4 12 (21.05%) BGP
4 12 (21.05%) MPLS
5 11 (19.30%) VoIP
6 10 (17.54%) DNS
6 10 (17.54%) Wireless
7 9 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (15.79%) DHCP
7 9 (15.79%) OSPF
8 8 (14.04%) Unified Communications
8 8 (14.04%) VPN
9 6 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (10.53%) EIGRP
10 5 (8.77%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (8.77%) NAS
10 5 (8.77%) SAN
10 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (17.54%) Multimedia
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
2 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.51%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 8 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (8.77%) Network Design
4 5 (8.77%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 5 (8.77%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.02%) DevOps
5 4 (7.02%) Hardware Maintenance
5 4 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (7.02%) Security Architecture
5 4 (7.02%) Threat Management
5 4 (7.02%) Time Management
5 4 (7.02%) Web Filtering
6 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Automation
6 3 (5.26%) IT Governance
7 2 (3.51%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) Python
2 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (49.12%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (28.07%) CCNP
3 15 (26.32%) CCNA
4 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (17.54%) A+ Certification
6 8 (14.04%) CCIE
6 8 (14.04%) MCP
6 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 8 (14.04%) SSCP
7 5 (8.77%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 5 (8.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (8.77%) DBS Check
7 5 (8.77%) Degree
8 4 (7.02%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) Hyper-V
2 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) vSphere
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) Ansible
2 4 (7.02%) FortiGate
3 3 (5.26%) vRealize
4 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.51%) Terraform
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 39 (68.42%) Cisco
2 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
3 21 (36.84%) VMware
4 12 (21.05%) Fortinet
5 10 (17.54%) CheckPoint
5 10 (17.54%) Juniper
6 6 (10.53%) Palo Alto
7 5 (8.77%) F5
7 5 (8.77%) HP
7 5 (8.77%) Meraki
8 4 (7.02%) Aruba
9 2 (3.51%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.75%) Citrix