Period
to 25 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 208 144 124
Rank change year-on-year -64 -20 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 290 160 691
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.61% 1.99% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 2.07% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 226 112 538
10th Percentile £34,000 £31,500 £27,350
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +11.76%
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,563 £58,000
90th Percentile £67,750 £59,875 £72,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 16,795 7,741 24,269
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 96.46% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,765 6,433 20,129
10th Percentile £31,026 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,325 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.65% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 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
Thames Valley -13 125 £43,000 +6.17% 25
Hampshire -104 78 £52,500 +16.67% 31
Surrey -17 69 £50,000 -16.67% 17
Berkshire -45 54 £45,000 +4.65% 13
Oxfordshire +7 46 £40,500 +8.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -37 25 £43,000 +16.22% 7
Kent -47 13 £50,000 +17.65% 3
West Sussex -21 4 £48,750 -2.50% 1
East Sussex -38 3 £40,000 -5.07% 5
Middlesex +9 1 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 South East region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 190 (65.52%) Cisco
2 189 (65.17%) Firewall
3 141 (48.62%) Cisco Certification
4 133 (45.86%) VPN
5 107 (36.90%) WAN
6 105 (36.21%) CCNA
7 103 (35.52%) CCNP
8 101 (34.83%) LAN
9 82 (28.28%) Palo Alto
10 79 (27.24%) Social Skills
11 68 (23.45%) BGP
12 62 (21.38%) Wireless
13 60 (20.69%) OSPF
13 60 (20.69%) Azure
14 59 (20.34%) Network Security
15 57 (19.66%) TCP/IP
16 55 (18.97%) Data Centre
17 53 (18.28%) CheckPoint
18 49 (16.90%) Linux
19 46 (15.86%) Juniper
19 46 (15.86%) MPLS
20 45 (15.52%) AWS
20 45 (15.52%) VLAN
21 44 (15.17%) Cisco ASA
21 44 (15.17%) VMware
22 43 (14.83%) Microsoft
22 43 (14.83%) ITIL
22 43 (14.83%) Network Design
23 42 (14.48%) Meraki
24 41 (14.14%) SolarWinds

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 8 (2.76%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.72%) Apache
3 4 (1.38%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.69%) Confluence
5 2 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 60 (20.69%) Azure
2 45 (15.52%) AWS
3 38 (13.10%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (2.41%) Azure Sentinel
4 7 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.07%) Mimecast
5 6 (2.07%) SaaS
6 5 (1.72%) IaaS
7 4 (1.38%) Cloudflare
7 4 (1.38%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Direct Connect
8 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.34%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 189 (65.17%) Firewall
2 133 (45.86%) VPN
3 107 (36.90%) WAN
4 101 (34.83%) LAN
5 68 (23.45%) BGP
6 62 (21.38%) Wireless
7 60 (20.69%) OSPF
8 59 (20.34%) Network Security
9 57 (19.66%) TCP/IP
10 46 (15.86%) MPLS
11 45 (15.52%) VLAN
12 44 (15.17%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (13.79%) DNS
14 36 (12.41%) IPsec
15 35 (12.07%) Wi-Fi
16 33 (11.38%) Cisco Nexus
17 27 (9.31%) Internet
18 25 (8.62%) DHCP
19 22 (7.59%) WLAN
20 21 (7.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 79 (27.24%) Social Skills
2 28 (9.66%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.90%) Finance
4 16 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.83%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.10%) Publishing
7 7 (2.41%) Banking
7 7 (2.41%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (2.41%) Public Sector
8 6 (2.07%) French Language
8 6 (2.07%) German Language
8 6 (2.07%) Multimedia
9 5 (1.72%) Military
9 5 (1.72%) Retail
10 4 (1.38%) Automotive
10 4 (1.38%) Marketing
11 3 (1.03%) Electronics
11 3 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.38%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.34%) HTML
2 1 (0.34%) Jinja
2 1 (0.34%) REST
2 1 (0.34%) SOAP
2 1 (0.34%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 55 (18.97%) Data Centre
2 36 (12.41%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.14%) PKI
4 8 (2.76%) Replication
5 7 (2.41%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.07%) Life Science
7 5 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.72%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.38%) Renewable Energy
9 3 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.03%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) DataPower
10 2 (0.69%) NHS
11 1 (0.34%) iPad
11 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.34%) Wiki
11 1 (0.34%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.90%) Linux
2 37 (12.76%) Windows
3 18 (6.21%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.07%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.03%) Check Point GAiA
6 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.34%) Android
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (14.83%) ITIL
1 43 (14.83%) Network Design
2 38 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (12.41%) Network Monitoring
4 32 (11.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (7.59%) Network Management
6 21 (7.24%) Proactive Monitoring
7 20 (6.90%) Incident Management
8 18 (6.21%) Service Delivery
9 16 (5.52%) Change Management
9 16 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (4.83%) Computer Science
10 14 (4.83%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (4.83%) Infrastructure as Code
10 14 (4.83%) ITSM
11 13 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (4.48%) Presales
12 12 (4.14%) Mentoring
12 12 (4.14%) Problem Management
13 11 (3.79%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.10%) PowerShell
1 9 (3.10%) Python
2 6 (2.07%) C
3 4 (1.38%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.03%) Perl
5 1 (0.34%) Groovy
5 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.34%) PHP
5 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 141 (48.62%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (36.21%) CCNA
3 103 (35.52%) CCNP
4 32 (11.03%) Security Cleared
5 25 (8.62%) Degree
6 19 (6.55%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.14%) CCIE
8 11 (3.79%) JNCIP
9 9 (3.10%) CCDP
10 6 (2.07%) JNCIA
11 5 (1.72%) CISSP
11 5 (1.72%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.72%) JNCIS
11 5 (1.72%) MBCS
12 4 (1.38%) CCDA
12 4 (1.38%) JNCIE
13 3 (1.03%) CCSA
13 3 (1.03%) CCSE
13 3 (1.03%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.28%) SLA
2 18 (6.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (2.76%) NIST
4 6 (2.07%) SOC 2
5 5 (1.72%) GDPR
5 5 (1.72%) QA
5 5 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (8.28%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.76%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (2.41%) VMware NSX
5 6 (2.07%) Firmware
5 6 (2.07%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.03%) vSphere
7 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (5.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (4.14%) FortiGate
2 12 (4.14%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (2.76%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (2.41%) Pingdom
5 6 (2.07%) Ansible
5 6 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.38%) SCCM
7 3 (1.03%) SCSM
7 3 (1.03%) Terraform
7 3 (1.03%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.69%) Grafana
8 2 (0.69%) Icinga
8 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.69%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.34%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 190 (65.52%) Cisco
2 82 (28.28%) Palo Alto
3 53 (18.28%) CheckPoint
4 46 (15.86%) Juniper
5 44 (15.17%) VMware
6 43 (14.83%) Microsoft
7 42 (14.48%) Meraki
8 41 (14.14%) SolarWinds
9 28 (9.66%) F5
10 17 (5.86%) Zscaler
11 15 (5.17%) Fortinet
12 11 (3.79%) Aruba
12 11 (3.79%) Citrix
12 11 (3.79%) HP
12 11 (3.79%) Remedy
13 10 (3.45%) Barracuda Networks
13 10 (3.45%) Censornet
14 8 (2.76%) Dell Compellent
14 8 (2.76%) McAfee
14 8 (2.76%) New Relic