Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 187 148
Rank change year-on-year -34 -39 +82
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 78 119 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.06% 1.48% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.52% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 69 108 124
Manchester median annual salary £38,500 £45,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.44% +18.42% -5.00%
10th Percentile £19,500 £32,675 £28,750
90th Percentile £54,000 £53,750 £48,750
North West median annual salary £38,500 £45,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year -14.44% +13.92% -1.25%

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 7,063 7,817 7,255
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 97.48% 97.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5,899 6,496 6,240
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 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
Cheadle - 12 £25,000 - 1
Bolton +18 5 £21,000 -58.00% 2
Oldham +3 5 £19,000 -57.78% 1
Wigan -3 2 £48,750 -2.50%
Rochdale -7 1 - - 2
Salford -13 1 - - 4
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 Manchester region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (76.92%) Cisco
2 50 (64.10%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (61.54%) CCNA
3 48 (61.54%) Firewall
4 30 (38.46%) WAN
5 28 (35.90%) LAN
6 25 (32.05%) Wi-Fi
7 24 (30.77%) BGP
8 22 (28.21%) MPLS
8 22 (28.21%) Windows
9 21 (26.92%) CCNP
10 20 (25.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (24.36%) Network Security
12 18 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (21.79%) Juniper
14 16 (20.51%) F5
15 15 (19.23%) CheckPoint
15 15 (19.23%) SLA
16 14 (17.95%) Load Balancing
17 13 (16.67%) Change Control
17 13 (16.67%) Data Centre
17 13 (16.67%) Telecoms
17 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
17 13 (16.67%) OSPF
18 12 (15.38%) Citrix
19 11 (14.10%) DNS
19 11 (14.10%) VoIP
19 11 (14.10%) Asset Management
19 11 (14.10%) Incident Management
19 11 (14.10%) VLAN

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 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.13%) Apache
2 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.13%) IIS
2 4 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.28%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.13%) Office 365
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (61.54%) Firewall
2 30 (38.46%) WAN
3 28 (35.90%) LAN
4 25 (32.05%) Wi-Fi
5 24 (30.77%) BGP
6 22 (28.21%) MPLS
7 20 (25.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (24.36%) Network Security
9 18 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (16.67%) OSPF
11 11 (14.10%) Cisco IPT
11 11 (14.10%) DNS
11 11 (14.10%) VLAN
11 11 (14.10%) VoIP
12 8 (10.26%) NetScaler
12 8 (10.26%) VPN
13 7 (8.97%) BIG-IP
13 7 (8.97%) DMVPN
13 7 (8.97%) NX-OS
13 7 (8.97%) TCP/IP
General
1 13 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Games
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.28%) iPhone
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Windows
2 11 (14.10%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.54%) Linux
4 3 (3.85%) Unix
4 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) Android
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.95%) Load Balancing
2 13 (16.67%) Change Control
3 11 (14.10%) Asset Management
3 11 (14.10%) Incident Management
3 11 (14.10%) Problem Management
4 8 (10.26%) OWASP
4 8 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (6.41%) Change Management
5 5 (6.41%) Decision-Making
5 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.41%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (5.13%) Network Management
6 4 (5.13%) Project Management
7 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (3.85%) ITIL
7 3 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (3.85%) Tech Ops
8 2 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (64.10%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (61.54%) CCNA
3 21 (26.92%) CCNP
4 6 (7.69%) Degree
4 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.13%) CCENT
7 3 (3.85%) CCIE
7 3 (3.85%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.28%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.28%) MCSA
8 1 (1.28%) MCSE
8 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) SLA
2 7 (8.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 5 (6.41%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.69%) ProxySG
3 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.13%) XenApp
5 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.28%) Cacti
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.28%) Nagios
2 1 (1.28%) RANCID
2 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 60 (76.92%) Cisco
2 17 (21.79%) Juniper
3 16 (20.51%) F5
4 15 (19.23%) CheckPoint
5 12 (15.38%) Citrix
6 11 (14.10%) Fortinet
7 10 (12.82%) Meraki
8 9 (11.54%) Palo Alto
8 9 (11.54%) VMware
9 6 (7.69%) Blue Coat
10 5 (6.41%) Forcepoint
10 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.85%) MikroTik
11 3 (3.85%) Nortel
12 2 (2.56%) Arista
12 2 (2.56%) Ericsson
12 2 (2.56%) Google
12 2 (2.56%) Huawei
12 2 (2.56%) Oracle
12 2 (2.56%) Twitter