Period
to 23 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

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 West
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 154 217
Rank change year-on-year -67 +63 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 142 272 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.14% 2.11% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 2.18% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 117 235 106
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £23,750 £31,250 £26,125
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12,028 12,491 10,983
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 96.81% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9,797 10,301 9,273
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the North West

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Network Engineer in the North West

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the North West

Network Engineer
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 Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 June 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 -62 60 £40,000 -11.11% 27
Cheshire -45 34 £38,750 -10.40% 9
Merseyside +25 33 £60,000 +60.00% 7
Lancashire -11 12 £35,000 -14.63% 7
Cumbria -8 3 £40,000 - 3
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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 West region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 124 (87.32%) Cisco
2 102 (71.83%) Firewall
3 99 (69.72%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (53.52%) CCNP
5 72 (50.70%) LAN
6 70 (49.30%) WAN
7 68 (47.89%) CCNA
8 63 (44.37%) Network Security
9 60 (42.25%) MPLS
10 46 (32.39%) Juniper
11 42 (29.58%) VPN
12 41 (28.87%) BGP
13 40 (28.17%) Wireless
14 37 (26.06%) VoIP
15 36 (25.35%) Cisco IOS
15 36 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
16 35 (24.65%) OSPF
17 32 (22.54%) TCP/IP
18 30 (21.13%) Problem-Solving
19 29 (20.42%) SSL
20 28 (19.72%) Intrusion Detection
20 28 (19.72%) Network Management
21 27 (19.01%) Windows
22 26 (18.31%) CheckPoint
22 26 (18.31%) IPsec
22 26 (18.31%) High Availability
22 26 (18.31%) Data Centre
23 25 (17.61%) Cisco CUCM
23 25 (17.61%) Cisco Wireless
24 24 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus

Network Engineer Skill Set
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 3 (2.11%) nginx
2 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (7.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 11 (7.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 102 (71.83%) Firewall
2 72 (50.70%) LAN
3 70 (49.30%) WAN
4 63 (44.37%) Network Security
5 60 (42.25%) MPLS
6 42 (29.58%) VPN
7 41 (28.87%) BGP
8 40 (28.17%) Wireless
9 37 (26.06%) VoIP
10 36 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
10 36 (25.35%) Cisco IOS
11 35 (24.65%) OSPF
12 32 (22.54%) TCP/IP
13 29 (20.42%) SSL
14 28 (19.72%) Intrusion Detection
15 26 (18.31%) IPsec
16 25 (17.61%) Cisco Wireless
17 24 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (16.20%) Ethernet
19 17 (11.97%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) MySQL
1 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
General
1 17 (11.97%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.15%) Retail
3 12 (8.45%) Games
4 10 (7.04%) Finance
5 4 (2.82%) Advertising
5 4 (2.82%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.11%) Web Services
2 2 (1.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 19 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.52%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.82%) Replication
5 4 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.82%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (1.41%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.01%) Windows
2 14 (9.86%) Linux
3 12 (8.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.13%) Problem-Solving
2 28 (19.72%) Network Management
3 26 (18.31%) High Availability
4 23 (16.20%) Programme Delivery
5 20 (14.08%) Proactive Monitoring
5 20 (14.08%) Security Management
6 19 (13.38%) Kalman Filter
6 19 (13.38%) Network Design
7 18 (12.68%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (11.97%) Change Management
8 17 (11.97%) Patch Management
9 16 (11.27%) Task Automation
10 15 (10.56%) ITIL
10 15 (10.56%) SIEM
10 15 (10.56%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (9.86%) Project Management
12 13 (9.15%) Business Continuity
13 12 (8.45%) Web Filtering
14 11 (7.75%) ITIL V3
15 10 (7.04%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.04%) Perl
2 9 (6.34%) Python
3 1 (0.70%) C
3 1 (0.70%) PHP
3 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (69.72%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (53.52%) CCNP
3 68 (47.89%) CCNA
4 19 (13.38%) Degree
5 13 (9.15%) CCDP
6 11 (7.75%) CISSP
7 10 (7.04%) JNCIP
8 5 (3.52%) JNCIA
8 5 (3.52%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.82%) CCENT
10 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.41%) CCIE
11 2 (1.41%) CEH
12 1 (0.70%) HND
12 1 (0.70%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.70%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.70%) MCSA
12 1 (0.70%) MCSE
12 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) SLA
2 3 (2.11%) GDPR
3 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (14.79%) Firmware
2 6 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.11%) pfSense
5 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.70%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (17.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (11.97%) Cisco UCCX
3 14 (9.86%) FortiGate
4 13 (9.15%) Nessus
5 11 (7.75%) TrustSec
6 9 (6.34%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.41%) SCCM
8 1 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 124 (87.32%) Cisco
2 46 (32.39%) Juniper
3 26 (18.31%) CheckPoint
4 23 (16.20%) F5
5 16 (11.27%) SolarWinds
6 15 (10.56%) Fortinet
7 14 (9.86%) Meraki
8 8 (5.63%) Blue Coat
8 8 (5.63%) Riverbed
9 6 (4.23%) Palo Alto
9 6 (4.23%) VMware
10 5 (3.52%) HP
10 5 (3.52%) Microsoft
11 4 (2.82%) Infoblox
11 4 (2.82%) MikroTik
12 3 (2.11%) Capita
12 3 (2.11%) Citrix
12 3 (2.11%) IronPort
13 2 (1.41%) Google
13 2 (1.41%) Huawei