Period
to 27 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Engineer
England > North East
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 75 70 84
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 30 7 11
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 2.35% 0.91% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 0.93% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 29 5 11
10th Percentile £33,750 " £22,750
25th Percentile £34,000 £31,250 £34,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £41,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.43% +18.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £48,750 £42,882 £43,958
90th Percentile £70,750 £42,953 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +1.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Permanent vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,155 753 1,109
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.45% 97.41% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 916 665 867
10th Percentile £25,625 £27,500 £22,650
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,222 £44,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.77% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the North East

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in the North East.

Salary trend for Network Engineer in the North East

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in the North East over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the North East

Network Engineer
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the North East region over the 6 months to 27 November 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
Tyne and Wear -7 23 £45,000 +21.62% 8
Northumberland - 4 £34,000 - 1
Durham - 3 £35,000 - 3
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 North East region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (90.00%) Firewall
2 22 (73.33%) Cisco
3 19 (63.33%) CCNP
3 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (63.33%) BGP
4 16 (53.33%) VPN
4 16 (53.33%) OSPF
5 15 (50.00%) Fortinet
5 15 (50.00%) CCNA
6 14 (46.67%) Network Design
7 13 (43.33%) Meraki
7 13 (43.33%) Palo Alto
8 12 (40.00%) WAN
8 12 (40.00%) LAN
9 11 (36.67%) Juniper
10 10 (33.33%) JNCIA
10 10 (33.33%) IPsec
10 10 (33.33%) Firmware
10 10 (33.33%) Internet
10 10 (33.33%) MPLS
10 10 (33.33%) EIGRP
10 10 (33.33%) VoIP
10 10 (33.33%) RIP
11 9 (30.00%) WLAN
12 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
12 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
13 7 (23.33%) Windows
13 7 (23.33%) DNS
13 7 (23.33%) DHCP
13 7 (23.33%) VMware

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Azure
2 4 (13.33%) AWS
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (90.00%) Firewall
2 19 (63.33%) BGP
3 16 (53.33%) OSPF
3 16 (53.33%) VPN
4 12 (40.00%) LAN
4 12 (40.00%) WAN
5 10 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 10 (33.33%) Internet
5 10 (33.33%) IPsec
5 10 (33.33%) MPLS
5 10 (33.33%) RIP
5 10 (33.33%) VoIP
6 9 (30.00%) WLAN
7 7 (23.33%) DHCP
7 7 (23.33%) DNS
8 6 (20.00%) IPv4
8 6 (20.00%) IPv6
8 6 (20.00%) VLAN
8 6 (20.00%) Wireless
9 4 (13.33%) Network Security
General
1 6 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Replication
2 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
1 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Network Design
2 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (13.33%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) Network Virtualisation
2 4 (13.33%) Presales
2 4 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (10.00%) Change Management
3 3 (10.00%) Full Stack Development
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) Time Management
4 2 (6.67%) DevOps
4 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (3.33%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure as Code
5 1 (3.33%) Network Management
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.33%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (3.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) CCNP
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (50.00%) CCNA
3 10 (33.33%) JNCIA
4 2 (6.67%) CCIE
5 1 (3.33%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (3.33%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) PMO
2 1 (3.33%) SOC 2
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Firmware
2 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.33%) Ansible
2 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.33%) Salt
2 1 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 13 (43.33%) Meraki
3 13 (43.33%) Palo Alto
4 11 (36.67%) Juniper
5 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (23.33%) VMware
7 3 (10.00%) Aruba
7 3 (10.00%) Citrix
7 3 (10.00%) Infoblox
8 2 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (6.67%) Sophos
9 1 (3.33%) SaltStack