Period
to 11 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 146 159 182
Rank change year-on-year +13 +23 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 46 50 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.21% 1.16% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.21% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 27 44 68
10th Percentile £21,500 £38,202 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,625 £47,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,750 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.33% +19.41% -1.73%
75th Percentile £62,500 £59,688 £53,750
90th Percentile £63,000 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.00% +11.11% +2.27%

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 3,638 4,146 5,967
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 96.06% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3,129 3,358 4,817
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,964 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 +7 4 £23,000 -
Oldham +1 1 - -
Bolton -4 1 £41,000 -18.00% 2
Bury - 1 £35,000 -
Altrincham - 1 £50,000 - 1
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 29 (63.04%) Firewall
2 27 (58.70%) Cisco
3 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
4 12 (26.09%) WAN
4 12 (26.09%) BGP
5 11 (23.91%) MPLS
5 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (21.74%) A+ Certification
6 10 (21.74%) Multimedia
6 10 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (19.57%) Network Security
7 9 (19.57%) LAN
7 9 (19.57%) OSPF
7 9 (19.57%) VMware
8 8 (17.39%) Computer Science
8 8 (17.39%) Social Skills
9 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
9 7 (15.22%) Fortinet
9 7 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (15.22%) Wireless
9 7 (15.22%) CheckPoint
9 7 (15.22%) VPN
10 6 (13.04%) Juniper
10 6 (13.04%) CCNP
10 6 (13.04%) VoIP
10 6 (13.04%) Time Management
10 6 (13.04%) VLAN
10 6 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (10.87%) Hardware Maintenance
11 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto

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 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) AWS
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (4.35%) Azure
4 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (63.04%) Firewall
2 12 (26.09%) BGP
2 12 (26.09%) WAN
3 11 (23.91%) MPLS
4 9 (19.57%) LAN
4 9 (19.57%) Network Security
4 9 (19.57%) OSPF
5 7 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (15.22%) VPN
5 7 (15.22%) Wireless
6 6 (13.04%) VLAN
6 6 (13.04%) VoIP
7 5 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (10.87%) DNS
8 4 (8.70%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (8.70%) EIGRP
8 4 (8.70%) HSRP
8 4 (8.70%) NAS
8 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.70%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (21.74%) Multimedia
2 8 (17.39%) Social Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.52%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Finance
5 1 (2.17%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (17.39%) Computer Science
3 6 (13.04%) Time Management
4 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (10.87%) Hardware Maintenance
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (8.70%) Network Design
5 4 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (8.70%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (6.52%) IT Governance
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL
6 3 (6.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (6.52%) Threat Management
6 3 (6.52%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 2 (4.35%) DevOps
7 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.35%) Security Architecture
7 2 (4.35%) Web Filtering
8 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (21.74%) A+ Certification
3 6 (13.04%) CCNP
4 5 (10.87%) CCNA
5 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.52%) CCIE
6 3 (6.52%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 3 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (6.52%) DBS Check
6 3 (6.52%) Degree
7 2 (4.35%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.17%) MCP
8 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (2.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) Cisco
2 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.57%) VMware
4 7 (15.22%) CheckPoint
4 7 (15.22%) Fortinet
5 6 (13.04%) Juniper
6 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
7 4 (8.70%) F5
8 3 (6.52%) Meraki
9 2 (4.35%) Aruba
9 2 (4.35%) HP
9 2 (4.35%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.17%) Citrix