Period
to 17 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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

Network Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 197 108
Rank change year-on-year +60 -89 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 637 489 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.43% 1.64% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 1.69% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 510 404 773
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £33,050
90th Percentile £76,250 £66,775 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 25,253 28,864 28,190
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.85% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 20,610 23,951 23,592
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the South East

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Network Engineer in the South East

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the South East

Network Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. 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
Thames Valley +14 178 £54,000 +8.00% 22
Surrey +78 167 £45,000 - 22
Hampshire +65 166 £42,000 +5.00% 38
Berkshire -10 112 £55,000 - 13
West Sussex +51 80 £56,000 +12.56% 10
Buckinghamshire +13 36 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Oxfordshire +45 28 £63,500 +58.75% 3
Kent -28 24 £60,000 +41.18% 9
East Sussex +13 16 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Middlesex +2 4 £45,000 -30.77% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 South East region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 495 (77.71%) Cisco
2 426 (66.88%) Cisco Certification
3 337 (52.90%) Firewall
4 284 (44.58%) CCNP
5 244 (38.30%) WAN
6 214 (33.59%) CCNA
7 192 (30.14%) LAN
8 184 (28.89%) Juniper
9 161 (25.27%) CheckPoint
10 160 (25.12%) Network Security
11 153 (24.02%) Cisco ASA
12 152 (23.86%) VPN
13 151 (23.70%) BGP
14 142 (22.29%) Data Centre
15 140 (21.98%) Palo Alto
16 137 (21.51%) MPLS
17 131 (20.57%) OSPF
18 123 (19.31%) Windows
19 119 (18.68%) TCP/IP
20 116 (18.21%) Linux
21 111 (17.43%) Wireless
22 108 (16.95%) Cisco Nexus
23 90 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
24 89 (13.97%) VMware
25 86 (13.50%) Security Cleared
26 84 (13.19%) ITIL
27 82 (12.87%) CCIE
28 81 (12.72%) SolarWinds
29 80 (12.56%) Load Balancing
30 79 (12.40%) VoIP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (1.57%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.63%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.47%) IIS
5 1 (0.16%) Confluence
5 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.63%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 90 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.04%) Office 365
4 11 (1.73%) SaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 337 (52.90%) Firewall
2 244 (38.30%) WAN
3 192 (30.14%) LAN
4 160 (25.12%) Network Security
5 153 (24.02%) Cisco ASA
6 152 (23.86%) VPN
7 151 (23.70%) BGP
8 137 (21.51%) MPLS
9 131 (20.57%) OSPF
10 119 (18.68%) TCP/IP
11 111 (17.43%) Wireless
12 108 (16.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 79 (12.40%) VoIP
14 77 (12.09%) DNS
15 69 (10.83%) VLAN
16 62 (9.73%) HSRP
17 52 (8.16%) IPsec
18 48 (7.54%) Internet
19 47 (7.38%) Ethernet
19 47 (7.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.16%) Big Data
3 1 (0.16%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
General
1 49 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 41 (6.44%) Finance
3 22 (3.45%) Banking
4 17 (2.67%) Aerospace
5 9 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.41%) Retail
6 8 (1.26%) Advertising
7 7 (1.10%) Legal
8 6 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.78%) Electronics
9 5 (0.78%) Law
9 5 (0.78%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.88%) Web Services
2 8 (1.26%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.31%) WCF
3 2 (0.31%) XMPP
4 1 (0.16%) JSON
4 1 (0.16%) LDAP
4 1 (0.16%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 142 (22.29%) Data Centre
2 54 (8.48%) Management Information System
3 43 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 16 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.35%) BBC
7 13 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.04%) Public Cloud
7 13 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.73%) e-Learning
9 8 (1.26%) Clustering
9 8 (1.26%) Replication
10 7 (1.10%) Fibre Optics
11 6 (0.94%) NHS
12 5 (0.78%) IVR
12 5 (0.78%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.63%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
14 3 (0.47%) PKI
14 3 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 123 (19.31%) Windows
2 116 (18.21%) Linux
3 66 (10.36%) Windows Server
4 34 (5.34%) Unix
5 33 (5.18%) CentOS
6 27 (4.24%) Debian
7 9 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.78%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.31%) Android
11 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (13.19%) ITIL
2 80 (12.56%) Load Balancing
3 68 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (9.58%) Network Monitoring
5 60 (9.42%) Information Security
6 56 (8.79%) Network Design
7 35 (5.49%) Change Management
7 35 (5.49%) Service Delivery
8 30 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 30 (4.71%) Presales
9 27 (4.24%) Incident Management
9 27 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
9 27 (4.24%) Network Architecture
10 26 (4.08%) Network Management
11 25 (3.92%) Problem Management
12 23 (3.61%) Configuration Management
12 23 (3.61%) Mentoring
12 23 (3.61%) Project Management
13 22 (3.45%) SIEM
13 22 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.83%) Python
2 17 (2.67%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.88%) SQL
4 10 (1.57%) C
5 9 (1.41%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.41%) Perl
6 4 (0.63%) Java
7 1 (0.16%) C++
7 1 (0.16%) Go
7 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 426 (66.88%) Cisco Certification
2 284 (44.58%) CCNP
3 214 (33.59%) CCNA
4 86 (13.50%) Security Cleared
5 82 (12.87%) CCIE
6 62 (9.73%) Degree
7 52 (8.16%) JNCIS
8 49 (7.69%) SC Cleared
9 37 (5.81%) CISSP
10 36 (5.65%) JNCIA
10 36 (5.65%) JNCIP
11 29 (4.55%) CCDP
12 28 (4.40%) CCSE
13 22 (3.45%) CCSP
13 22 (3.45%) JNCIE
14 19 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (2.04%) CCSA
17 12 (1.88%) MCSE
18 10 (1.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (8.63%) SLA
2 15 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.78%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) NIST
5 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.16%) QA
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 29 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.94%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.78%) vSphere
7 4 (0.63%) iptables
8 3 (0.47%) Docker
9 2 (0.31%) XenApp
10 1 (0.16%) Firmware
10 1 (0.16%) pfSense
10 1 (0.16%) vCloud
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (5.65%) Nagios
2 26 (4.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
3 15 (2.35%) vCenter Server
4 10 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
5 8 (1.26%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.10%) SCOM
7 6 (0.94%) Puppet
8 4 (0.63%) Cacti
8 4 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
8 4 (0.63%) SCCM
8 4 (0.63%) vMotion
9 3 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.16%) Core Impact
11 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.16%) Nessus
11 1 (0.16%) WSUS
11 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 495 (77.71%) Cisco
2 184 (28.89%) Juniper
3 161 (25.27%) CheckPoint
4 140 (21.98%) Palo Alto
5 89 (13.97%) VMware
6 81 (12.72%) SolarWinds
7 75 (11.77%) Microsoft
8 73 (11.46%) F5
9 43 (6.75%) NetApp
10 42 (6.59%) Dell
11 39 (6.12%) Brocade
12 38 (5.97%) Citrix
13 36 (5.65%) Riverbed
14 28 (4.40%) Fortinet
14 28 (4.40%) HP
15 26 (4.08%) Virgin Media
16 22 (3.45%) Blue Coat
17 18 (2.83%) Remedy
18 16 (2.51%) BT
19 15 (2.35%) Rackspace