Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 180 231
Rank change year-on-year -2 +51 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 214 209 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.61% 1.68% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.73% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 187 177 119
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +16.44%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,600
% change year-on-year +2.22% -3.43% +9.65%

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 12881 12066 12498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10316 10146 10375
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 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -37 114 £45,000 +18.42% 6
Cheshire -16 58 £45,000 -2.17% 4
Merseyside +22 21 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Lancashire +16 18 £42,500 +5.59%
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 189 (88.32%) Cisco
2 146 (68.22%) Firewall
3 143 (66.82%) Cisco Certification
4 117 (54.67%) CCNP
5 99 (46.26%) Network Security
6 96 (44.86%) Juniper
7 95 (44.39%) WAN
8 83 (38.79%) LAN
9 80 (37.38%) MPLS
10 77 (35.98%) BGP
11 71 (33.18%) CCNA
12 65 (30.37%) Wireless
12 65 (30.37%) DNS
13 64 (29.91%) VPN
14 63 (29.44%) Windows
15 60 (28.04%) Load Balancing
15 60 (28.04%) F5
16 54 (25.23%) DHCP
17 53 (24.77%) ITIL
18 51 (23.83%) CheckPoint
18 51 (23.83%) Cisco ASA
19 50 (23.36%) OSPF
20 47 (21.96%) SSL
21 46 (21.50%) TCP/IP
21 46 (21.50%) Data Centre
22 45 (21.03%) Windows Server
22 45 (21.03%) IPsec
23 43 (20.09%) Network Design
23 43 (20.09%) Network Management
24 41 (19.16%) Active Directory

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 (0.93%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.47%) Apache
2 1 (0.47%) IIS
2 1 (0.47%) Liferay
2 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.34%) Office 365
3 4 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 146 (68.22%) Firewall
2 99 (46.26%) Network Security
3 95 (44.39%) WAN
4 83 (38.79%) LAN
5 80 (37.38%) MPLS
6 77 (35.98%) BGP
7 65 (30.37%) DNS
7 65 (30.37%) Wireless
8 64 (29.91%) VPN
9 54 (25.23%) DHCP
10 51 (23.83%) Cisco ASA
11 50 (23.36%) OSPF
12 47 (21.96%) SSL
13 46 (21.50%) TCP/IP
14 45 (21.03%) IPsec
15 39 (18.22%) EIGRP
16 35 (16.36%) Ethernet
17 30 (14.02%) Cisco IOS
17 30 (14.02%) VoIP
18 27 (12.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.40%) MySQL
1 3 (1.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.47%) GIS
2 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (4.21%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (11.21%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.81%) Finance
3 12 (5.61%) Legal
4 5 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.87%) Games
6 3 (1.40%) Retail
7 2 (0.93%) Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.93%) 802.1X
1 2 (0.93%) Web Services
2 1 (0.47%) CSS
2 1 (0.47%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.50%) Data Centre
2 23 (10.75%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (3.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (3.74%) iPad
4 7 (3.27%) Driving Licence
4 7 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.34%) Life Science
6 4 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.40%) CCTV
7 3 (1.40%) Online Games
7 3 (1.40%) Replication
8 1 (0.47%) Clustering
8 1 (0.47%) IPTV
8 1 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (29.44%) Windows
2 45 (21.03%) Windows Server
3 19 (8.88%) Linux
4 15 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.21%) Unix
7 3 (1.40%) CentOS
8 2 (0.93%) Debian
8 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.47%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (28.04%) Load Balancing
2 53 (24.77%) ITIL
3 43 (20.09%) Network Design
3 43 (20.09%) Network Management
4 29 (13.55%) Change Management
5 22 (10.28%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (9.81%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (9.81%) SIEM
7 19 (8.88%) Mentoring
7 19 (8.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 18 (8.41%) Kalman Filter
9 17 (7.94%) Service Management
10 14 (6.54%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (6.07%) Statistics
12 12 (5.61%) Configuration Management
13 11 (5.14%) ITSM
13 11 (5.14%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (4.67%) ITIL V3
14 10 (4.67%) Network Monitoring
15 9 (4.21%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.40%) Python
2 2 (0.93%) R
3 1 (0.47%) C#
3 1 (0.47%) C++
3 1 (0.47%) Go
3 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 143 (66.82%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (54.67%) CCNP
3 71 (33.18%) CCNA
4 29 (13.55%) CCIE
5 21 (9.81%) Degree
6 19 (8.88%) JNCIP
7 13 (6.07%) Security Cleared
8 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (4.21%) MCP
9 9 (4.21%) MCSE
9 9 (4.21%) SC Cleared
10 8 (3.74%) MCSA
11 3 (1.40%) CCDE
12 2 (0.93%) CISM
12 2 (0.93%) CISSP
13 1 (0.47%) CCENT
13 1 (0.47%) CCSA
13 1 (0.47%) CISA
13 1 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.54%) PMO
2 10 (4.67%) SLA
3 7 (3.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (19.16%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.35%) ProxySG
3 19 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.87%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.87%) vSphere
5 3 (1.40%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.93%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (7.01%) Cacti
2 12 (5.61%) Nagios
3 11 (5.14%) FortiGate
4 8 (3.74%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (3.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (3.27%) OpenNMS
5 7 (3.27%) Puppet
5 7 (3.27%) RANCID
5 7 (3.27%) SCCM
6 3 (1.40%) TrustSec
7 2 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.47%) Ansible
8 1 (0.47%) Nessus
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.47%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 189 (88.32%) Cisco
2 96 (44.86%) Juniper
3 60 (28.04%) F5
4 51 (23.83%) CheckPoint
5 32 (14.95%) Riverbed
6 30 (14.02%) Palo Alto
7 25 (11.68%) Blue Coat
8 23 (10.75%) Microsoft
9 21 (9.81%) VMware
10 14 (6.54%) HP
11 12 (5.61%) Ericsson
11 12 (5.61%) IronPort
11 12 (5.61%) SolarWinds
12 10 (4.67%) Polycom
12 10 (4.67%) Siemens
13 7 (3.27%) Huawei
14 6 (2.80%) Capita
14 6 (2.80%) Fortinet
14 6 (2.80%) Meraki
15 5 (2.34%) Brocade