The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 153 182
Rank change year-on-year +27 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 164 86 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.43% 1.54% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 1.57% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 136 74 60
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +17.24%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6524 5469 6174
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.62% 97.75% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5332 4649 5044
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +16 90 £45,000 +16.88% 12
Cheshire -14 36 £45,000 - 8
Merseyside -6 17 £37,500 -3.22% 1
Lancashire - 13 £42,500 -
Cumbria +4 6 £40,000 +23.07%
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (78.68%) Cisco
2 178 (65.44%) Cisco Certification
3 164 (60.29%) Firewall
4 153 (56.25%) CCNP
5 135 (49.63%) Juniper
6 103 (37.87%) MPLS
7 93 (34.19%) CCNA
8 91 (33.46%) Network Security
9 87 (31.99%) WAN
10 79 (29.04%) LAN
11 72 (26.47%) BGP
11 72 (26.47%) Network Design
12 71 (26.10%) Wireless
13 67 (24.63%) Network Management
14 63 (23.16%) Windows
14 63 (23.16%) TCP/IP
15 59 (21.69%) DNS
15 59 (21.69%) Active Directory
15 59 (21.69%) CheckPoint
16 56 (20.59%) OSPF
17 53 (19.49%) Telecoms
18 52 (19.12%) Windows Server
19 50 (18.38%) F5
19 50 (18.38%) ITIL
20 49 (18.01%) VPN
21 44 (16.18%) Ethernet
22 41 (15.07%) Load Balancing
23 39 (14.34%) JNCIP
23 39 (14.34%) Palo Alto
24 38 (13.97%) Cybersecurity

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 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.37%) Apache
2 1 (0.37%) IIS
2 1 (0.37%) nginx
2 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.84%) SaaS
4 2 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 164 (60.29%) Firewall
2 103 (37.87%) MPLS
3 91 (33.46%) Network Security
4 87 (31.99%) WAN
5 79 (29.04%) LAN
6 72 (26.47%) BGP
7 71 (26.10%) Wireless
8 63 (23.16%) TCP/IP
9 59 (21.69%) DNS
10 56 (20.59%) OSPF
11 49 (18.01%) VPN
12 44 (16.18%) Ethernet
13 37 (13.60%) DHCP
14 35 (12.87%) SSL
15 31 (11.40%) VLAN
16 30 (11.03%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (10.29%) Cisco Wireless
18 27 (9.93%) Junos
19 25 (9.19%) Cisco Nexus
19 25 (9.19%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.10%) MySQL
3 1 (0.37%) GIS
3 1 (0.37%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (19.49%) Telecoms
2 29 (10.66%) Finance
3 13 (4.78%) Legal
4 7 (2.57%) Games
5 6 (2.21%) Law
6 4 (1.47%) Banking
7 3 (1.10%) Advertising
7 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.10%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.10%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.10%) Web Services
2 1 (0.37%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 26 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (5.15%) Driving Licence
5 12 (4.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (2.57%) iPad
7 5 (1.84%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.10%) Replication
8 3 (1.10%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.74%) Life Science
10 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (23.16%) Windows
2 52 (19.12%) Windows Server
3 12 (4.41%) Linux
4 10 (3.68%) Unix
5 8 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.10%) CentOS
7 3 (1.10%) Debian
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.47%) Network Design
2 67 (24.63%) Network Management
3 50 (18.38%) ITIL
4 41 (15.07%) Load Balancing
5 38 (13.97%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (12.87%) Change Management
7 31 (11.40%) Mentoring
8 28 (10.29%) SIEM
9 27 (9.93%) Penetration Testing
9 27 (9.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 26 (9.56%) High Availability
11 22 (8.09%) Configuration Management
12 21 (7.72%) Migration
12 21 (7.72%) Service Management
13 19 (6.99%) Performance Monitoring
13 19 (6.99%) Risk Assessment
14 17 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (6.25%) Data Protection
15 15 (5.51%) Root Cause Analysis
15 15 (5.51%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.47%) Python
2 2 (0.74%) C++
2 2 (0.74%) Java
2 2 (0.74%) Perl
2 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.37%) C#
3 1 (0.37%) Go
3 1 (0.37%) PHP
3 1 (0.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 178 (65.44%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (56.25%) CCNP
3 93 (34.19%) CCNA
4 39 (14.34%) JNCIP
5 35 (12.87%) CCIE
6 33 (12.13%) Degree
7 22 (8.09%) Security Cleared
8 18 (6.62%) SC Cleared
9 17 (6.25%) MCSA
9 17 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (5.88%) MCSE
11 14 (5.15%) MCP
12 6 (2.21%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 5 (1.84%) CCDE
13 5 (1.84%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.10%) CCSA
14 3 (1.10%) CISM
14 3 (1.10%) CISSP
15 2 (0.74%) CCNP Voice
16 1 (0.37%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.62%) SLA
2 12 (4.41%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.47%) PMO
4 3 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 59 (21.69%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.93%) ProxySG
3 10 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.74%) XenApp
6 1 (0.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (8.82%) Cisco Prime
2 23 (8.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (6.62%) FortiGate
4 12 (4.41%) Cacti
4 12 (4.41%) Nagios
5 10 (3.68%) OpenNMS
5 10 (3.68%) Puppet
5 10 (3.68%) RANCID
5 10 (3.68%) SCCM
6 1 (0.37%) Ansible
6 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 214 (78.68%) Cisco
2 135 (49.63%) Juniper
3 59 (21.69%) CheckPoint
4 50 (18.38%) F5
5 39 (14.34%) Palo Alto
6 38 (13.97%) Blue Coat
7 25 (9.19%) Riverbed
8 24 (8.82%) HP
9 17 (6.25%) Ericsson
10 16 (5.88%) VMware
11 15 (5.51%) Fortinet
12 14 (5.15%) Microsoft
13 13 (4.78%) Huawei
13 13 (4.78%) SolarWinds
14 9 (3.31%) Aruba
15 4 (1.47%) Brocade
15 4 (1.47%) Foundry
15 4 (1.47%) Ruckus Wireless
16 3 (1.10%) IronPort
16 3 (1.10%) Redback
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