Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 179 244
Rank change year-on-year -75 +65 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 117 208 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.91% 1.70% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.76% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 100 173 92
North West median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -8.05% +16.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,950 £31,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% -2.17% +2.22%

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 12,384 11,824 11,579
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.67% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9,964 9,928 9,676
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £59,500
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 19 February 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 19 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 -60 66 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Cheshire -66 26 £43,750 -7.89% 4
Merseyside +20 12 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Lancashire +5 11 £30,000 -26.83% 6
Cumbria -7 2 £34,000 -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 107 (91.45%) Cisco
2 80 (68.38%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (66.67%) Firewall
4 55 (47.01%) CCNP
4 55 (47.01%) VPN
5 52 (44.44%) MPLS
6 50 (42.74%) Juniper
7 49 (41.88%) BGP
8 48 (41.03%) Network Security
9 46 (39.32%) WAN
9 46 (39.32%) LAN
10 39 (33.33%) Data Centre
11 36 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (30.77%) CCNA
12 35 (29.91%) DNS
12 35 (29.91%) F5
13 33 (28.21%) OSPF
14 31 (26.50%) Wireless
15 29 (24.79%) VoIP
16 27 (23.08%) Windows
17 26 (22.22%) DHCP
18 25 (21.37%) EIGRP
18 25 (21.37%) Network Design
18 25 (21.37%) VLAN
18 25 (21.37%) Load Balancing
19 24 (20.51%) IPsec
19 24 (20.51%) Telecoms
19 24 (20.51%) CheckPoint
20 23 (19.66%) SSL
21 21 (17.95%) 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 5 (4.27%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.71%) Office 365
3 1 (0.85%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 78 (66.67%) Firewall
2 55 (47.01%) VPN
3 52 (44.44%) MPLS
4 49 (41.88%) BGP
5 48 (41.03%) Network Security
6 46 (39.32%) LAN
6 46 (39.32%) WAN
7 36 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
8 35 (29.91%) DNS
9 33 (28.21%) OSPF
10 31 (26.50%) Wireless
11 29 (24.79%) VoIP
12 26 (22.22%) DHCP
13 25 (21.37%) EIGRP
13 25 (21.37%) VLAN
14 24 (20.51%) IPsec
15 23 (19.66%) SSL
16 21 (17.95%) Ethernet
17 19 (16.24%) Cisco IOS
18 17 (14.53%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.71%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (20.51%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.69%) Finance
3 8 (6.84%) Games
4 4 (3.42%) Legal
5 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.13%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.71%) Web Services
3 1 (0.85%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.40%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (6.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.42%) Replication
6 3 (2.56%) Life Science
6 3 (2.56%) Online Games
7 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.85%) CCTV
7 1 (0.85%) Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.08%) Windows
2 18 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.55%) Linux
4 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.56%) Unix
5 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.37%) Load Balancing
1 25 (21.37%) Network Design
2 20 (17.09%) ITIL
3 17 (14.53%) Change Management
4 16 (13.68%) Network Management
5 14 (11.97%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (8.55%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
8 9 (7.69%) SIEM
9 8 (6.84%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (5.13%) Network Architecture
10 6 (5.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 4 (3.42%) Incident Management
11 4 (3.42%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (3.42%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (2.56%) Asset Management
12 3 (2.56%) ITSM
12 3 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.84%) Perl
1 8 (6.84%) PHP
1 8 (6.84%) Python
1 8 (6.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (68.38%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (47.01%) CCNP
3 36 (30.77%) CCNA
4 15 (12.82%) JNCIP
5 12 (10.26%) CCIE
6 5 (4.27%) Degree
6 5 (4.27%) JNCIA
6 5 (4.27%) JNCIE
7 4 (3.42%) MCP
7 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.56%) CCDP
8 3 (2.56%) MCSE
9 2 (1.71%) CEH
9 2 (1.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.13%) PMO
3 4 (3.42%) SLA
4 2 (1.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.13%) ProxySG
4 4 (3.42%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.56%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.56%) vSphere
6 1 (0.85%) NFS
6 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (11.97%) Cacti
2 11 (9.40%) Nagios
3 10 (8.55%) SCCM
4 8 (6.84%) OpenNMS
4 8 (6.84%) Puppet
4 8 (6.84%) RANCID
5 4 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (3.42%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.71%) Nessus
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.85%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 107 (91.45%) Cisco
2 50 (42.74%) Juniper
3 35 (29.91%) F5
4 24 (20.51%) CheckPoint
5 16 (13.68%) VMware
6 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 11 (9.40%) Ericsson
7 11 (9.40%) Huawei
7 11 (9.40%) IronPort
8 10 (8.55%) Palo Alto
9 8 (6.84%) Blue Coat
9 8 (6.84%) Capita
10 7 (5.98%) Polycom
10 7 (5.98%) Riverbed
10 7 (5.98%) Siemens
11 6 (5.13%) SolarWinds
12 5 (4.27%) HP
13 3 (2.56%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.56%) Meraki
14 2 (1.71%) Aruba