Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 95 146
Rank change year-on-year -53 +51 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 711 1099 962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.32% 3.17% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 3.27% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 650 944 857
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,966 £29,475 £30,750
90th Percentile £68,875 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% -3.23% +9.41%

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 29564 33620 41518
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28198 34628
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,250
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 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
Thames Valley +23 344 £50,000 -4.76% 15
Berkshire -10 178 £47,500 -13.64% 9
Surrey -57 153 £45,000 - 4
Hampshire -53 147 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Oxfordshire +84 119 £50,000 +53.85% 3
Kent -9 52 £48,625 +14.41%
Buckinghamshire +12 47 £50,000 - 3
East Sussex -46 14 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Sussex -36 11 £47,500 -2.56%
Middlesex +5 4 £40,000 -20.00%
M4 Corridor - 1 £65,000 -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 524 (73.70%) Cisco
2 388 (54.57%) Firewall
3 375 (52.74%) Cisco Certification
4 300 (42.19%) CCNP
5 269 (37.83%) WAN
6 262 (36.85%) Juniper
7 194 (27.29%) BGP
8 188 (26.44%) LAN
9 172 (24.19%) MPLS
10 166 (23.35%) OSPF
11 162 (22.78%) Cisco ASA
12 153 (21.52%) CCNA
13 149 (20.96%) Data Centre
14 147 (20.68%) DNS
14 147 (20.68%) Linux
15 145 (20.39%) VPN
16 138 (19.41%) Palo Alto
17 132 (18.57%) Network Security
18 125 (17.58%) Wireless
19 121 (17.02%) CheckPoint
20 119 (16.74%) TCP/IP
21 117 (16.46%) F5
22 113 (15.89%) Windows
23 111 (15.61%) Network Monitoring
24 105 (14.77%) ITIL
24 105 (14.77%) DHCP
25 102 (14.35%) CCIE
26 101 (14.21%) VMware
27 100 (14.06%) Load Balancing
28 94 (13.22%) IPsec

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 12 (1.69%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.13%) IIS
3 5 (0.70%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.28%) nginx
5 2 (0.28%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.28%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 64 (9.00%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.27%) Office 365
4 8 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.13%) IaaS
4 8 (1.13%) SaaS
5 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.14%) G Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 388 (54.57%) Firewall
2 269 (37.83%) WAN
3 194 (27.29%) BGP
4 188 (26.44%) LAN
5 172 (24.19%) MPLS
6 166 (23.35%) OSPF
7 162 (22.78%) Cisco ASA
8 147 (20.68%) DNS
9 145 (20.39%) VPN
10 132 (18.57%) Network Security
11 125 (17.58%) Wireless
12 119 (16.74%) TCP/IP
13 105 (14.77%) DHCP
14 94 (13.22%) IPsec
15 92 (12.94%) VoIP
16 89 (12.52%) Cisco Nexus
17 82 (11.53%) Ethernet
18 77 (10.83%) VLAN
19 51 (7.17%) Internet
20 50 (7.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (1.83%) Subversion
2 10 (1.41%) GCC
2 10 (1.41%) GDB
2 10 (1.41%) Trac
3 4 (0.56%) JIRA
4 3 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 75 (10.55%) Telecoms
2 26 (3.66%) Finance
3 14 (1.97%) Advertising
4 5 (0.70%) Marketing
5 4 (0.56%) Games
6 3 (0.42%) Electronics
6 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.42%) Military
6 3 (0.42%) Retail
7 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.14%) Automotive
8 1 (0.14%) Banking
8 1 (0.14%) French Language
8 1 (0.14%) Legal
8 1 (0.14%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.80%) Web Services
2 23 (3.23%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 10 (1.41%) STL
4 3 (0.42%) CSS
4 3 (0.42%) HTML
5 2 (0.28%) SAML
5 2 (0.28%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.14%) .NET
6 1 (0.14%) Keras
6 1 (0.14%) OpenACC
6 1 (0.14%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.14%) POSIX
6 1 (0.14%) RFC 2547
6 1 (0.14%) TensorFlow
6 1 (0.14%) Theano
6 1 (0.14%) Torch
6 1 (0.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 149 (20.96%) Data Centre
2 52 (7.31%) Computer Science
3 37 (5.20%) Driving Licence
4 35 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.80%) Clustering
6 19 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.97%) Smartphone
9 13 (1.83%) PKI
10 8 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.13%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.98%) Wiki
12 6 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (0.84%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.56%) CMDB
13 4 (0.56%) EPoS
13 4 (0.56%) Handset
13 4 (0.56%) Machine to Machine
14 3 (0.42%) iPad
14 3 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 147 (20.68%) Linux
2 113 (15.89%) Windows
3 63 (8.86%) Unix
4 61 (8.58%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (2.39%) Android
7 15 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.97%) CentOS
9 7 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.98%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.14%) SUSE
11 1 (0.14%) VMS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (15.61%) Network Monitoring
2 105 (14.77%) ITIL
3 100 (14.06%) Load Balancing
4 91 (12.80%) Network Design
5 63 (8.86%) Change Management
6 57 (8.02%) Network Management
7 41 (5.77%) Kalman Filter
8 38 (5.34%) Mentoring
8 38 (5.34%) Web Filtering
9 31 (4.36%) Change Control
10 30 (4.22%) Incident Management
11 27 (3.80%) Penetration Testing
12 26 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
12 26 (3.66%) High Availability
12 26 (3.66%) Network Architecture
12 26 (3.66%) Time Management
13 21 (2.95%) Network Virtualisation
13 21 (2.95%) Security Operations
14 19 (2.67%) Customer Requirements
14 19 (2.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 66 (9.28%) Python
2 59 (8.30%) Perl
3 50 (7.03%) C
4 35 (4.92%) Bash Shell
4 35 (4.92%) C++
5 23 (3.23%) Java
5 23 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 23 (3.23%) SQL
6 21 (2.95%) Ruby
7 7 (0.98%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.42%) C#
9 2 (0.28%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.28%) VBScript
10 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 375 (52.74%) Cisco Certification
2 300 (42.19%) CCNP
3 153 (21.52%) CCNA
4 102 (14.35%) CCIE
5 85 (11.95%) Security Cleared
6 65 (9.14%) Degree
7 55 (7.74%) SC Cleared
8 31 (4.36%) DV Cleared
9 30 (4.22%) JNCIA
10 27 (3.80%) JNCIS
11 23 (3.23%) CCDP
11 23 (3.23%) JNCIP
12 15 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (1.97%) CISSP
14 12 (1.69%) CEH
14 12 (1.69%) GIAC
14 12 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (1.69%) SSCP
15 10 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (1.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.16%) SLA
2 22 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.25%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.69%) HIPAA
4 12 (1.69%) PMO
5 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.28%) QA
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.67%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.83%) vSphere
5 12 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (1.41%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.56%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.28%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.14%) NFS
11 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (3.52%) Nagios
2 23 (3.23%) FortiGate
3 22 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
4 20 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (2.11%) SolarWinds Orion
6 12 (1.69%) Puppet
6 12 (1.69%) SCOM
6 12 (1.69%) Terraform
7 11 (1.55%) vCenter Server
8 9 (1.27%) SCCM
9 8 (1.13%) Ansible
10 7 (0.98%) Cacti
11 4 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
11 4 (0.56%) NetVault Backup
12 3 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
13 1 (0.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 524 (73.70%) Cisco
2 262 (36.85%) Juniper
3 138 (19.41%) Palo Alto
4 121 (17.02%) CheckPoint
5 117 (16.46%) F5
6 101 (14.21%) VMware
7 91 (12.80%) SolarWinds
8 83 (11.67%) Microsoft
9 58 (8.16%) HP
10 53 (7.45%) Extreme Networks
11 34 (4.78%) Aruba
12 32 (4.50%) Brocade
13 27 (3.80%) Blue Coat
14 25 (3.52%) Dell
15 20 (2.81%) Citrix
16 18 (2.53%) Fortinet
17 17 (2.39%) NetScout
17 17 (2.39%) Red Hat
18 15 (2.11%) Mitel
19 14 (1.97%) Trapeze