Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 149 174
Rank change year-on-year -46 +25 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 173 279 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.46% 2.15% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 2.23% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 143 242 173
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +18.42% -5.00%
10th Percentile £21,000 £30,800 £27,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,225 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +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 11,497 12,524 11,524
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 96.64% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9,311 10,084 9,746
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -45 82 £38,500 -14.44% 23
Merseyside +35 40 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Cheshire -28 40 £37,500 -16.67% 11
Lancashire -6 9 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Cumbria +3 2 £41,250 +3.13% 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 140 (80.92%) Cisco
2 128 (73.99%) Firewall
3 108 (62.43%) Cisco Certification
4 86 (49.71%) WAN
5 81 (46.82%) LAN
6 76 (43.93%) CCNA
7 72 (41.62%) CCNP
8 63 (36.42%) MPLS
9 57 (32.95%) Network Security
10 56 (32.37%) BGP
11 49 (28.32%) Wireless
11 49 (28.32%) VPN
12 47 (27.17%) OSPF
12 47 (27.17%) Cisco ASA
13 42 (24.28%) Cisco IOS
13 42 (24.28%) Cisco Nexus
14 41 (23.70%) Juniper
15 39 (22.54%) VoIP
16 37 (21.39%) Windows
17 33 (19.08%) TCP/IP
17 33 (19.08%) SSL
18 29 (16.76%) IPsec
18 29 (16.76%) F5
18 29 (16.76%) Data Centre
19 26 (15.03%) Ethernet
20 25 (14.45%) DNS
20 25 (14.45%) CheckPoint
20 25 (14.45%) Network Management
20 25 (14.45%) Intrusion Detection
20 25 (14.45%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (3.47%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.73%) nginx
5 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (6.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.58%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.05%) Office 365
3 4 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.73%) SaaS
5 1 (0.58%) IaaS
5 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (73.99%) Firewall
2 86 (49.71%) WAN
3 81 (46.82%) LAN
4 63 (36.42%) MPLS
5 57 (32.95%) Network Security
6 56 (32.37%) BGP
7 49 (28.32%) VPN
7 49 (28.32%) Wireless
8 47 (27.17%) Cisco ASA
8 47 (27.17%) OSPF
9 42 (24.28%) Cisco IOS
9 42 (24.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 39 (22.54%) VoIP
11 33 (19.08%) SSL
11 33 (19.08%) TCP/IP
12 29 (16.76%) IPsec
13 26 (15.03%) Ethernet
14 25 (14.45%) DNS
14 25 (14.45%) Intrusion Detection
15 24 (13.87%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) MySQL
2 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
General
1 22 (12.72%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.09%) Finance
3 10 (5.78%) Retail
4 6 (3.47%) Games
5 4 (2.31%) Advertising
5 4 (2.31%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.73%) Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.58%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.76%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.89%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.89%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.89%) Video\Live Streaming
6 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.58%) iPhone
7 1 (0.58%) PMI
7 1 (0.58%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.39%) Windows
2 23 (13.29%) Linux
3 17 (9.83%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.58%) Android
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.45%) Network Management
1 25 (14.45%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (13.87%) High Availability
3 22 (12.72%) ITIL
4 20 (11.56%) Change Management
4 20 (11.56%) Proactive Monitoring
4 20 (11.56%) Programme Delivery
5 19 (10.98%) Kalman Filter
5 19 (10.98%) Penetration Testing
5 19 (10.98%) Security Management
6 18 (10.40%) Task Automation
6 18 (10.40%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (9.83%) Load Balancing
7 17 (9.83%) Patch Management
8 14 (8.09%) Change Control
8 14 (8.09%) Project Management
9 13 (7.51%) Business Continuity
9 13 (7.51%) SIEM
10 12 (6.94%) Network Design
10 12 (6.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.78%) Perl
1 10 (5.78%) Python
2 3 (1.73%) SQL
3 1 (0.58%) C
3 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 108 (62.43%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (43.93%) CCNA
3 72 (41.62%) CCNP
4 21 (12.14%) Degree
5 11 (6.36%) CCDP
5 11 (6.36%) CISSP
6 8 (4.62%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.47%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.89%) CCENT
8 5 (2.89%) JNCIP
9 3 (1.73%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.58%) CCIE
10 1 (0.58%) HND
10 1 (0.58%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.58%) MCSA
10 1 (0.58%) MCSE
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.98%) SLA
2 5 (2.89%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (9.83%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.25%) Firmware
3 11 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.89%) pfSense
7 4 (2.31%) ProxySG
7 4 (2.31%) XenApp
8 3 (1.73%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (12.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (9.83%) Cisco UCCX
3 14 (8.09%) FortiGate
4 13 (7.51%) TrustSec
5 12 (6.94%) Nessus
6 7 (4.05%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.73%) Nagios
8 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.58%) Cacti
8 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.58%) OpenView
8 1 (0.58%) RANCID
8 1 (0.58%) SCCM
8 1 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 140 (80.92%) Cisco
2 41 (23.70%) Juniper
3 29 (16.76%) F5
4 25 (14.45%) CheckPoint
5 15 (8.67%) Fortinet
5 15 (8.67%) Meraki
5 15 (8.67%) SolarWinds
6 14 (8.09%) VMware
7 12 (6.94%) Citrix
7 12 (6.94%) Palo Alto
8 10 (5.78%) Riverbed
9 9 (5.20%) Blue Coat
10 7 (4.05%) Microsoft
11 5 (2.89%) Infoblox
12 4 (2.31%) Ericsson
12 4 (2.31%) Huawei
12 4 (2.31%) MikroTik
12 4 (2.31%) Mitel
13 3 (1.73%) Forcepoint
13 3 (1.73%) HP