Period
to 25 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 208 220
Rank change year-on-year +49 +12 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 68 68 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.28% 1.04% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.08% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 58 56 58
Manchester median annual salary £46,500 £41,992 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.74% -6.69% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,425 £25,000 £36,750
90th Percentile £56,475 £58,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.05% +8.75%

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 5,098 6,301 7,024
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 96.63% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4,122 5,277 5,894
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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
Bolton -11 5 £50,000 +138.10%
Oldham - 4 £39,000 -
Cheadle -13 2 - -
Salford - 1 £41,500 - 2
Altrincham - 1 £42,501 - 1
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 51 (75.00%) Cisco
2 47 (69.12%) Firewall
3 40 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (44.12%) CCNA
5 26 (38.24%) Wireless
5 26 (38.24%) CCNP
5 26 (38.24%) WAN
6 24 (35.29%) LAN
7 21 (30.88%) Juniper
8 20 (29.41%) VPN
8 20 (29.41%) Network Security
9 17 (25.00%) ITIL
10 16 (23.53%) MPLS
11 15 (22.06%) CheckPoint
11 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
12 14 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (19.12%) Windows
14 12 (17.65%) DHCP
14 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
14 12 (17.65%) BGP
15 11 (16.18%) VMware
16 10 (14.71%) Service Management
16 10 (14.71%) Meraki
17 9 (13.24%) Data Centre
17 9 (13.24%) VLAN
18 8 (11.76%) Retail
18 8 (11.76%) Network Design
18 8 (11.76%) DNS
18 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
19 7 (10.29%) SQL Server

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 (7.35%) SAS
2 3 (4.41%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 47 (69.12%) Firewall
2 26 (38.24%) WAN
2 26 (38.24%) Wireless
3 24 (35.29%) LAN
4 20 (29.41%) Network Security
4 20 (29.41%) VPN
5 16 (23.53%) MPLS
6 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
7 14 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (17.65%) BGP
8 12 (17.65%) DHCP
9 9 (13.24%) VLAN
10 8 (11.76%) DNS
11 7 (10.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (10.29%) SAN
11 7 (10.29%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (8.82%) DSL
12 6 (8.82%) Internet
12 6 (8.82%) IPsec
12 6 (8.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (11.76%) Retail
2 7 (10.29%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.35%) Finance
4 4 (5.88%) Public Sector
5 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (7.35%) Clustering
4 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.47%) CCTV
6 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.47%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Service Management
3 8 (11.76%) Network Design
4 7 (10.29%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (8.82%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (7.35%) Change Management
6 5 (7.35%) Project Management
6 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 4 (5.88%) Low Latency
7 4 (5.88%) Network Management
7 4 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (5.88%) Supplier Management
7 4 (5.88%) Technology Roadmap
8 3 (4.41%) Matrix Management
8 3 (4.41%) Proactive Monitoring
8 3 (4.41%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (44.12%) CCNA
3 26 (38.24%) CCNP
4 7 (10.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (8.82%) CCIE
5 6 (8.82%) Degree
6 5 (7.35%) MCSA
6 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.41%) CCDP
7 3 (4.41%) CCSA
7 3 (4.41%) CCSP
7 3 (4.41%) HP APS
7 3 (4.41%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.47%) CCENT
9 1 (1.47%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.47%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.94%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.47%) Firmware
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (5.88%) Ansible
2 4 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.41%) FortiGate
3 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (75.00%) Cisco
2 21 (30.88%) Juniper
3 15 (22.06%) CheckPoint
4 11 (16.18%) VMware
5 10 (14.71%) Meraki
6 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 7 (10.29%) Aruba
7 7 (10.29%) Palo Alto
8 6 (8.82%) SolarWinds
9 5 (7.35%) Fortinet
9 5 (7.35%) WatchGuard
10 4 (5.88%) F5
10 4 (5.88%) HP
10 4 (5.88%) Huawei
11 3 (4.41%) LogicMonitor
12 2 (2.94%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.94%) Ericsson
12 2 (2.94%) IronPort
12 2 (2.94%) Polycom
12 2 (2.94%) Redback