Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 172 238
Rank change year-on-year +14 +66 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 249 206 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.95% 1.69% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.74% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 215 178 114
North West median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £53,250 £53,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%

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 12329 11853 12706
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.36% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9871 9982 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £23,075
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -18 126 £45,000 +19.21% 4
Cheshire +3 73 £45,000 -
Lancashire +23 25 £42,500 +21.43%
Merseyside +10 19 £37,500 - 2
Cumbria +1 3 £40,000 +23.08%
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, Network Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 214 (85.94%) Cisco
2 169 (67.87%) Cisco Certification
3 165 (66.27%) Firewall
4 136 (54.62%) CCNP
5 118 (47.39%) Juniper
6 109 (43.78%) WAN
7 107 (42.97%) Network Security
8 99 (39.76%) MPLS
9 89 (35.74%) LAN
10 84 (33.73%) CCNA
10 84 (33.73%) BGP
11 78 (31.33%) DNS
12 77 (30.92%) Wireless
13 74 (29.72%) Windows
14 72 (28.92%) VPN
14 72 (28.92%) Load Balancing
15 65 (26.10%) ITIL
15 65 (26.10%) F5
16 62 (24.90%) DHCP
16 62 (24.90%) OSPF
17 59 (23.69%) CheckPoint
18 56 (22.49%) TCP/IP
18 56 (22.49%) SSL
19 55 (22.09%) Network Management
20 52 (20.88%) Network Design
21 51 (20.48%) Active Directory
21 51 (20.48%) IPsec
21 51 (20.48%) Windows Server
22 50 (20.08%) Cisco ASA
23 48 (19.28%) Ethernet

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 2 (0.80%) Apache
2 1 (0.40%) IIS
2 1 (0.40%) Liferay
2 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.61%) Office 365
2 4 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 165 (66.27%) Firewall
2 109 (43.78%) WAN
3 107 (42.97%) Network Security
4 99 (39.76%) MPLS
5 89 (35.74%) LAN
6 84 (33.73%) BGP
7 78 (31.33%) DNS
8 77 (30.92%) Wireless
9 72 (28.92%) VPN
10 62 (24.90%) DHCP
10 62 (24.90%) OSPF
11 56 (22.49%) SSL
11 56 (22.49%) TCP/IP
12 51 (20.48%) IPsec
13 50 (20.08%) Cisco ASA
14 48 (19.28%) Ethernet
15 44 (17.67%) EIGRP
16 33 (13.25%) IP Telephony
16 33 (13.25%) TACACS
16 33 (13.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.61%) MySQL
2 3 (1.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.40%) GIS
3 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (3.61%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (12.05%) Telecoms
2 26 (10.44%) Finance
3 17 (6.83%) Legal
4 8 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.20%) Games
5 3 (1.20%) Retail
6 2 (0.80%) Advertising
6 2 (0.80%) Banking
6 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.80%) 802.1X
1 2 (0.80%) Web Services
2 1 (0.40%) CSS
2 1 (0.40%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.87%) Data Centre
2 24 (9.64%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (3.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (3.61%) Driving Licence
3 9 (3.61%) iPad
4 8 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.81%) Life Science
6 5 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.61%) Replication
8 3 (1.20%) CCTV
8 3 (1.20%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.80%) Online Games
10 1 (0.40%) Clustering
10 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.40%) IPTV
10 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.40%) PKI
10 1 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 74 (29.72%) Windows
2 51 (20.48%) Windows Server
3 20 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (6.83%) Linux
5 15 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (4.02%) Unix
7 4 (1.61%) CentOS
8 3 (1.20%) Debian
9 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.40%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (28.92%) Load Balancing
2 65 (26.10%) ITIL
3 55 (22.09%) Network Management
4 52 (20.88%) Network Design
5 35 (14.06%) Change Management
6 27 (10.84%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (10.44%) Penetration Testing
8 25 (10.04%) Kalman Filter
8 25 (10.04%) Service Management
8 25 (10.04%) SIEM
9 24 (9.64%) Mentoring
9 24 (9.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 18 (7.23%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (6.83%) Configuration Management
12 16 (6.43%) ITSM
12 16 (6.43%) Statistics
13 15 (6.02%) ITIL V3
14 14 (5.62%) Risk Assessment
15 12 (4.82%) Asset Management
16 9 (3.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.61%) Python
2 2 (0.80%) C++
2 2 (0.80%) Java
2 2 (0.80%) R
3 1 (0.40%) C#
3 1 (0.40%) Go
3 1 (0.40%) Perl
3 1 (0.40%) PHP
3 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 169 (67.87%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (54.62%) CCNP
3 84 (33.73%) CCNA
4 37 (14.86%) CCIE
5 29 (11.65%) Degree
6 24 (9.64%) JNCIP
7 21 (8.43%) Security Cleared
8 17 (6.83%) SC Cleared
9 14 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (5.22%) MCP
10 13 (5.22%) MCSE
11 12 (4.82%) MCSA
12 5 (2.01%) CCDE
13 2 (0.80%) CISM
13 2 (0.80%) CISSP
14 1 (0.40%) CCSA
14 1 (0.40%) CCSP
14 1 (0.40%) CISA
14 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.43%) PMO
2 12 (4.82%) SLA
3 8 (3.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 51 (20.48%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.04%) ProxySG
3 16 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.61%) vSphere
5 2 (0.80%) XenApp
6 1 (0.40%) NFS
6 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (6.02%) FortiGate
2 14 (5.62%) Cacti
3 12 (4.82%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (4.82%) Nagios
4 10 (4.02%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (3.21%) OpenNMS
5 8 (3.21%) Puppet
5 8 (3.21%) RANCID
5 8 (3.21%) SCCM
6 3 (1.20%) TrustSec
7 2 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.40%) Ansible
8 1 (0.40%) Nessus
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 214 (85.94%) Cisco
2 118 (47.39%) Juniper
3 65 (26.10%) F5
4 59 (23.69%) CheckPoint
5 43 (17.27%) Riverbed
6 36 (14.46%) Palo Alto
7 33 (13.25%) Blue Coat
8 28 (11.24%) Microsoft
9 17 (6.83%) HP
9 17 (6.83%) VMware
10 13 (5.22%) Ericsson
10 13 (5.22%) SolarWinds
11 8 (3.21%) Huawei
11 8 (3.21%) IronPort
12 7 (2.81%) Meraki
12 7 (2.81%) Polycom
12 7 (2.81%) Siemens
13 5 (2.01%) 3Com
13 5 (2.01%) Foundry
13 5 (2.01%) Redback