Period
to 17 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 224 212 165
Rank change year-on-year -12 -47 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 62 78 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.91% 1.05% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.08% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 53 72 114
Manchester median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +18.42% -8.43%
10th Percentile £24,200 £35,250 £29,300
90th Percentile £58,750 £53,750 £48,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -12.45%

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 6,555 7,220 7,233
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.19% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5,512 5,982 6,244
Manchester median annual salary £45,750 £44,471 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.88% +4.64% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,001 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Manchester

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Network Engineer in Manchester

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 - 11 £25,000 -
Bolton - 3 £21,000 -
Salford -6 1 - - 2
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 54 (87.10%) Cisco
2 45 (72.58%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (64.52%) CCNA
4 36 (58.06%) Firewall
5 24 (38.71%) BGP
6 23 (37.10%) CCNP
6 23 (37.10%) Data Centre
7 21 (33.87%) WAN
8 20 (32.26%) Wi-Fi
8 20 (32.26%) F5
9 19 (30.65%) CheckPoint
9 19 (30.65%) Windows
9 19 (30.65%) LAN
10 18 (29.03%) Load Balancing
11 16 (25.81%) Network Security
11 16 (25.81%) DNS
12 15 (24.19%) MPLS
12 15 (24.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (24.19%) Meraki
13 13 (20.97%) OSPF
13 13 (20.97%) VLAN
14 12 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (19.35%) BIG-IP
14 12 (19.35%) OWASP
14 12 (19.35%) CCIE
14 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
14 12 (19.35%) ITIL
14 12 (19.35%) NX-OS
14 12 (19.35%) DMVPN
14 12 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management

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 10 (16.13%) Apache
1 10 (16.13%) IIS
1 10 (16.13%) Tomcat
1 10 (16.13%) WebLogic
2 8 (12.90%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.84%) Office 365
3 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (58.06%) Firewall
2 24 (38.71%) BGP
3 21 (33.87%) WAN
4 20 (32.26%) Wi-Fi
5 19 (30.65%) LAN
6 16 (25.81%) DNS
6 16 (25.81%) Network Security
7 15 (24.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (24.19%) MPLS
8 13 (20.97%) OSPF
8 13 (20.97%) VLAN
9 12 (19.35%) BIG-IP
9 12 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (19.35%) DMVPN
9 12 (19.35%) NX-OS
9 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
10 10 (16.13%) Internet
10 10 (16.13%) SMTP
10 10 (16.13%) SSL
11 9 (14.52%) Cisco ASA
General
1 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.10%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.68%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.90%) Unix
4 4 (6.45%) Linux
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) Debian
6 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) Load Balancing
2 12 (19.35%) ITIL
2 12 (19.35%) OWASP
2 12 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
3 11 (17.74%) Mentoring
4 10 (16.13%) Change Management
5 9 (14.52%) Project Management
6 7 (11.29%) Change Control
7 6 (9.68%) Security Operations
8 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
8 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (8.06%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (6.45%) Presales
9 4 (6.45%) Proactive Monitoring
10 3 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
11 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
11 2 (3.23%) Problem Management
11 2 (3.23%) SDLC
11 2 (3.23%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (72.58%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (64.52%) CCNA
3 23 (37.10%) CCNP
4 12 (19.35%) CCIE
5 6 (9.68%) Degree
6 2 (3.23%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.61%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.61%) MCP
7 1 (1.61%) MCSA
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 8 (12.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (8.06%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.84%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.29%) ProxySG
3 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.23%) XenApp
5 2 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.61%) Cacti
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.61%) Nagios
2 1 (1.61%) RANCID
2 1 (1.61%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 54 (87.10%) Cisco
2 20 (32.26%) F5
3 19 (30.65%) CheckPoint
4 15 (24.19%) Meraki
5 11 (17.74%) VMware
6 10 (16.13%) Fortinet
7 9 (14.52%) Citrix
8 8 (12.90%) Juniper
9 7 (11.29%) Blue Coat
10 5 (8.06%) Forcepoint
10 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
11 4 (6.45%) NetApp
12 3 (4.84%) Palo Alto
13 2 (3.23%) Nortel
13 2 (3.23%) Oracle
13 2 (3.23%) Veeam
14 1 (1.61%) Aruba
14 1 (1.61%) Ericsson
14 1 (1.61%) Huawei