Period
to 24 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 214 161
Rank change year-on-year +38 -53 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 91 60 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.45% 0.84% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.87% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 81 56 140
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +8.43%
10th Percentile £25,750 £19,500 £31,213
90th Percentile £60,000 £51,875 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,708 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.77% -5.88% -

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 6,008 6,913 7,880
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.83% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4,732 5,804 6,658
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +6 5 £25,000 -
Salford - 4 - - 1
Bolton +2 2 £23,000 +9.52% 4
Oldham +5 1 £41,500 +118.42%
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 75 (82.42%) Cisco
2 72 (79.12%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (47.25%) Firewall
4 42 (46.15%) Windows
5 39 (42.86%) CCNP
6 32 (35.16%) CCNA
7 31 (34.07%) BGP
8 30 (32.97%) MPLS
9 28 (30.77%) WAN
10 27 (29.67%) VMware
11 26 (28.57%) Network Design
11 26 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 26 (28.57%) DNS
12 24 (26.37%) Juniper
12 24 (26.37%) Data Centre
13 22 (24.18%) Windows Server
13 22 (24.18%) OSPF
14 20 (21.98%) MS Exchange
15 19 (20.88%) LAN
15 19 (20.88%) ITIL
15 19 (20.88%) Active Directory
16 18 (19.78%) Unix
16 18 (19.78%) DHCP
17 17 (18.68%) JNCIP
17 17 (18.68%) Change Management
18 16 (17.58%) Python
18 16 (17.58%) Network Security
18 16 (17.58%) Office 365
19 15 (16.48%) Meraki
19 15 (16.48%) VPN

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 20 (21.98%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.79%) Apache
3 8 (8.79%) IIS
3 8 (8.79%) Tomcat
3 8 (8.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.58%) Office 365
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (8.79%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.30%) IaaS
5 2 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.20%) PaaS
5 2 (2.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (47.25%) Firewall
2 31 (34.07%) BGP
3 30 (32.97%) MPLS
4 28 (30.77%) WAN
5 26 (28.57%) DNS
6 22 (24.18%) OSPF
7 19 (20.88%) LAN
8 18 (19.78%) DHCP
9 16 (17.58%) Network Security
10 15 (16.48%) VLAN
10 15 (16.48%) VPN
11 14 (15.38%) TCP/IP
12 13 (14.29%) Internet
13 12 (13.19%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (12.09%) IPv6
15 10 (10.99%) HSRP
15 10 (10.99%) SMTP
15 10 (10.99%) VPLS
16 9 (9.89%) Cisco IOS
16 9 (9.89%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
1 10 (10.99%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (10.99%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.10%) Finance
2 1 (1.10%) French Language
2 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.10%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.37%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.79%) Hybrid Cloud
2 8 (8.79%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.30%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) Clustering
5 1 (1.10%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (1.10%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (46.15%) Windows
2 22 (24.18%) Windows Server
3 18 (19.78%) Unix
4 14 (15.38%) Linux
5 8 (8.79%) CentOS
5 8 (8.79%) Debian
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.57%) Network Design
2 19 (20.88%) ITIL
3 17 (18.68%) Change Management
4 14 (15.38%) Project Management
5 10 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (10.99%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (9.89%) Low Latency
7 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (8.79%) Mentoring
7 8 (8.79%) Presales
8 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.59%) Change Control
8 6 (6.59%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.59%) Network Architecture
8 6 (6.59%) Technical Leadership
9 4 (4.40%) Data Privacy
9 4 (4.40%) Line Management
9 4 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (4.40%) Regression Testing
10 3 (3.30%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.58%) Python
2 4 (4.40%) C
3 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.10%) Perl
Qualifications
1 72 (79.12%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (42.86%) CCNP
3 32 (35.16%) CCNA
4 17 (18.68%) JNCIP
5 11 (12.09%) CCIE
5 11 (12.09%) MCP
5 11 (12.09%) MCSA
5 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 11 (12.09%) SSCP
6 10 (10.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
8 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared
9 5 (5.49%) CCDP
10 4 (4.40%) Degree
11 1 (1.10%) CCIE Service Provider
11 1 (1.10%) CCIP
11 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.10%) BS7799
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (20.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.20%) Firmware
5 2 (2.20%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) Ansible
2 5 (5.49%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.10%) Cacti
3 1 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.10%) Nagios
3 1 (1.10%) SCCM
3 1 (1.10%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 75 (82.42%) Cisco
2 27 (29.67%) VMware
3 26 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 24 (26.37%) Juniper
5 15 (16.48%) Meraki
6 12 (13.19%) Fortinet
7 8 (8.79%) Arista
7 8 (8.79%) Dell
7 8 (8.79%) F5
8 7 (7.69%) SolarWinds
9 6 (6.59%) NetApp
9 6 (6.59%) Palo Alto
10 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.30%) Veeam
12 2 (2.20%) Blue Coat
13 1 (1.10%) Brocade
13 1 (1.10%) Cramer
13 1 (1.10%) HP
13 1 (1.10%) Riverbed