Period
to 9 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 150 136 191
Rank change year-on-year -14 +55 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 36 40 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 0.98% 1.20% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.25% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 20 26 21
10th Percentile £32,125 £26,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £36,563 £36,875 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.70% +8.24%
75th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £57,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 3,462 3,198 5,079
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.02% 95.89% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,396 2,112 3,430
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £73,625 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Scotland

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in Scotland.

Salary trend for Network Engineer in Scotland

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in Scotland

Network Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 9 May 2021. 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
Glasgow +7 15 £57,500 +38.55% 6
Edinburgh -5 12 £55,000 +100.00% 1
Aberdeen +2 6 £55,000 +10.00%
Dundee -12 3 - - 1
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 Scotland region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (77.78%) Cisco
2 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (36.11%) Firewall
3 12 (33.33%) LAN
3 12 (33.33%) WAN
4 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
4 11 (30.56%) Finance
5 10 (27.78%) A+ Certification
5 10 (27.78%) CCNP
5 10 (27.78%) Multimedia
5 10 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (22.22%) Wireless
7 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (19.44%) Azure
7 7 (19.44%) Middleware
7 7 (19.44%) Mainframe
7 7 (19.44%) Migration
7 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (19.44%) Social Skills
8 6 (16.67%) Network Design
8 6 (16.67%) Network Security
9 5 (13.89%) AWS
9 5 (13.89%) Banking
9 5 (13.89%) OSPF
9 5 (13.89%) Windows
9 5 (13.89%) F5
9 5 (13.89%) DevOps
9 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
9 5 (13.89%) Task Automation

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (5.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Azure
2 5 (13.89%) AWS
3 2 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (5.56%) AWS Direct Connect
3 2 (5.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) Firewall
2 12 (33.33%) LAN
2 12 (33.33%) WAN
3 8 (22.22%) Wireless
4 6 (16.67%) Network Security
5 5 (13.89%) OSPF
6 4 (11.11%) BGP
6 4 (11.11%) WLAN
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (5.56%) IP Telephony
7 2 (5.56%) MPLS
7 2 (5.56%) SD-WAN
7 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (2.78%) DMVPN
8 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (2.78%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Multimedia
3 7 (19.44%) Social Skills
4 5 (13.89%) Banking
5 3 (8.33%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (5.56%) Public Sector
7 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Mainframe
2 5 (13.89%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (5.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.78%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.78%) Cyberattack
6 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
1 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (19.44%) Migration
3 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (16.67%) Network Design
5 5 (13.89%) DevOps
5 5 (13.89%) Innovative Thinking
5 5 (13.89%) Task Automation
6 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (11.11%) Scrum
6 4 (11.11%) Service Management
6 4 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
6 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.33%) ITSM
7 3 (8.33%) Server Management
8 2 (5.56%) Architecture Roadmap
8 2 (5.56%) Change Management
8 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure as Code
8 2 (5.56%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.56%) Perl
1 2 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (27.78%) A+ Certification
2 10 (27.78%) CCNP
3 4 (11.11%) CCIE
3 4 (11.11%) CCNA
4 3 (8.33%) CWNA
5 2 (5.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Ansible
1 2 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Cisco
2 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.89%) F5
4 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (5.56%) Arista
6 2 (5.56%) ForeScout
6 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (2.78%) Meraki
7 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.78%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.78%) ScanSafe