Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Network Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Design over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Design
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 310 278 286
Rank change year-on-year -32 +8 +12
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 56 92 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.74% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.82% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 52 59 37
North West median annual salary £47,500 £41,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.85% -18.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £64,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,188
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.45% -6.93%

Network Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,638 11,195 10,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.96% 90.46% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9,327 9,334 8,812
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Network Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the North West

Network Design
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Design in the North West.

Salary trend for Network Design in the North West

Network Design
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in the North West over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Design in the North West

Network Design
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Manchester -10 33 £47,500 -5.00% 11
Cheshire -54 10 £75,000 +3.45% 1
Lancashire -5 8 £38,750 -5.49% 1
Merseyside +20 4 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following 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 West region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 31 (55.36%) Cisco
2 24 (42.86%) MPLS
3 22 (39.29%) Windows
4 21 (37.50%) Juniper
5 20 (35.71%) Firewall
6 19 (33.93%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (28.57%) Network Security
8 15 (26.79%) VMware
9 13 (23.21%) Finance
9 13 (23.21%) BGP
10 12 (21.43%) Active Directory
10 12 (21.43%) CCNP
10 12 (21.43%) VLAN
10 12 (21.43%) Windows Server
11 11 (19.64%) CCNA
11 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
11 11 (19.64%) VPN
11 11 (19.64%) ITIL
12 10 (17.86%) Unix
12 10 (17.86%) OSPF
13 9 (16.07%) Risk Management
13 9 (16.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 9 (16.07%) CheckPoint
13 9 (16.07%) Compliance Audit
13 9 (16.07%) Software Audit
13 9 (16.07%) Security Monitoring
13 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (16.07%) Server Hardening
13 9 (16.07%) Data Centre

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (8.93%) OpenStack
2 4 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.50%) IaaS
3 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.79%) G Suite
4 1 (1.79%) Office 365
4 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (42.86%) MPLS
2 20 (35.71%) Firewall
3 16 (28.57%) Network Security
4 13 (23.21%) BGP
5 12 (21.43%) VLAN
6 11 (19.64%) VPN
7 10 (17.86%) OSPF
8 7 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 7 (12.50%) IPv6
8 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 6 (10.71%) DHCP
9 6 (10.71%) DNS
9 6 (10.71%) Junos
9 6 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (8.93%) ICMP
10 5 (8.93%) Internet
10 5 (8.93%) IPsec
10 5 (8.93%) WAN
11 4 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) GIS
2 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.71%) Banking
3 6 (10.71%) Investment Banking
3 6 (10.71%) Law
4 5 (8.93%) Games
4 5 (8.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 16 (28.57%) Architect
3 12 (21.43%) Design Engineer
4 11 (19.64%) Security Engineer
5 10 (17.86%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (16.07%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (16.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (16.07%) IP Network Engineer
6 9 (16.07%) Juniper Engineer
7 8 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
8 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (12.50%) IP Design Engineer
8 7 (12.50%) IP Engineer
8 7 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
8 7 (12.50%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 5 (8.93%) Core Network Engineer
9 5 (8.93%) Cryptography Engineer
9 5 (8.93%) Lead Security Architect
9 5 (8.93%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Web Services
2 1 (1.79%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 7 (12.50%) Driving Licence
4 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.14%) Clustering
5 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.57%) Replication
6 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.79%) PKI
6 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (39.29%) Windows
2 12 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 10 (17.86%) Unix
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (19.64%) ITIL
3 9 (16.07%) Compliance Audit
3 9 (16.07%) Risk Management
3 9 (16.07%) Security Monitoring
3 9 (16.07%) Server Hardening
3 9 (16.07%) Software Audit
4 8 (14.29%) Information Security
5 7 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 7 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 7 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 7 (12.50%) SIEM
5 7 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (10.71%) Change Management
6 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.71%) Wealth Management
7 5 (8.93%) Cryptography
7 5 (8.93%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 19 (33.93%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (21.43%) CCNP
3 11 (19.64%) CCNA
4 7 (12.50%) JNCIP
5 6 (10.71%) CCIE
5 6 (10.71%) Degree
6 5 (8.93%) JNCIE
7 4 (7.14%) JNCIA
8 2 (3.57%) CEH
8 2 (3.57%) CISSP
9 1 (1.79%) CCDP
9 1 (1.79%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (7.14%) QA
4 2 (3.57%) GDPR
4 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.71%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.79%) NFS
5 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.79%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (55.36%) Cisco
2 21 (37.50%) Juniper
3 15 (26.79%) VMware
4 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
5 9 (16.07%) CheckPoint
6 8 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 7 (12.50%) Palo Alto
8 5 (8.93%) F5
9 4 (7.14%) BT
10 3 (5.36%) Nokia
11 1 (1.79%) Avaya
11 1 (1.79%) Capita
11 1 (1.79%) Citrix
11 1 (1.79%) Ericsson
11 1 (1.79%) Google
11 1 (1.79%) Huawei
11 1 (1.79%) Nortel
11 1 (1.79%) SAP
11 1 (1.79%) WatchGuard