Network Engineer Jobs in the South East

Network Engineer
England > South East

The median Network Engineer salary in the South East is £49,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 26 May 2024.

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

6 months to
26 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 150 178 243
Rank change year-on-year +28 +65 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 310 262 282
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.80% 1.85% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.05% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 264 216 216
10th Percentile £33,325 £32,500 £31,750
25th Percentile £37,313 £41,063 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £47,500 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% -7.77% +3.00%
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.00% -4.76% +5.00%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East

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.

Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,230 12,794 19,553
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.08% 90.26% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 11,600 8,097 12,330
10th Percentile £27,613 £29,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,800 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.65% +1.33% +9.09%

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 26 May 2024.

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 26 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Hampshire -10 113 £49,000 +3.16% 17
Thames Valley +6 90 £47,500 +5.56% 27
Surrey +42 63 £50,000 - 9
Berkshire +27 60 £47,500 +5.56% 15
Kent -2 22 £38,000 -25.85% 3
Buckinghamshire -32 22 £42,500 -10.53% 5
West Sussex +16 12 £52,500 +5.53%
Oxfordshire -1 9 £51,020 +7.41% 7
East Sussex +10 3 £36,250 -27.50% 2
Middlesex - 1 £52,500 -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2024, Network Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 163 (52.58%) Cisco
2 126 (40.65%) Juniper
3 115 (37.10%) Firewall
4 111 (35.81%) Security Cleared
5 103 (33.23%) Cisco Certification
6 74 (23.87%) CCNP
6 74 (23.87%) BGP
7 64 (20.65%) WAN
8 61 (19.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 59 (19.03%) LAN
10 56 (18.06%) Social Skills
11 52 (16.77%) VMware
12 49 (15.81%) Fortinet
12 49 (15.81%) SC Cleared
13 47 (15.16%) Microsoft 365
14 46 (14.84%) CCNA
14 46 (14.84%) Project Delivery
15 44 (14.19%) DV Cleared
15 44 (14.19%) Wireless
15 44 (14.19%) Microsoft
16 38 (12.26%) Azure
16 38 (12.26%) Aruba
17 37 (11.94%) Windows
18 36 (11.61%) VPN
18 36 (11.61%) FortiGate
19 34 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
20 32 (10.32%) Active Directory
20 32 (10.32%) OSPF
21 29 (9.35%) Hyper-V
22 28 (9.03%) Wi-Fi

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (5.48%) Microsoft Exchange
2 10 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.29%) IIS
3 4 (1.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.16%) Microsoft 365
2 38 (12.26%) Azure
3 15 (4.84%) Entra ID
4 12 (3.87%) AWS
5 7 (2.26%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.97%) SaaS
8 2 (0.65%) AWS Direct Connect
8 2 (0.65%) Twilio
8 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Azure DevOps
9 1 (0.32%) GCP
9 1 (0.32%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 115 (37.10%) Firewall
2 74 (23.87%) BGP
3 64 (20.65%) WAN
4 59 (19.03%) LAN
5 44 (14.19%) Wireless
6 36 (11.61%) VPN
7 32 (10.32%) OSPF
8 28 (9.03%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (8.06%) Network Security
9 25 (8.06%) SD-WAN
10 24 (7.74%) MPLS
11 23 (7.42%) Cisco Firepower
12 21 (6.77%) SSL
13 20 (6.45%) EIGRP
14 18 (5.81%) TCP/IP
15 17 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (5.48%) VLAN
16 16 (5.16%) DNS
16 16 (5.16%) Internet
17 13 (4.19%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.58%) GIS
2 7 (2.26%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) GitLab
2 2 (0.65%) Hudson
General
1 56 (18.06%) Social Skills
2 19 (6.13%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.58%) Retail
5 7 (2.26%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.94%) Finance
6 6 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.61%) Advertising
7 5 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
7 5 (1.61%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (1.29%) Marketing
9 3 (0.97%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Electronics
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.32%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.26%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.71%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.06%) Driving Licence
3 17 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.87%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.26%) Security Posture
6 5 (1.61%) PKI
6 5 (1.61%) PMI
7 4 (1.29%) Educational Technology
7 4 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.29%) Replication
8 3 (0.97%) Cyber Security Posture
8 3 (0.97%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.65%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.65%) Molecular Biology
9 2 (0.65%) Operational Technology
9 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) SCADA
10 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.32%) Legacy Systems
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.94%) Windows
2 27 (8.71%) Linux
3 15 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.58%) Android
4 8 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.29%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.29%) VMS
5 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (0.97%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (19.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (14.84%) Project Delivery
3 34 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (7.42%) Presales
5 20 (6.45%) Customer Service
6 19 (6.13%) Network Design
7 16 (5.16%) Network Management
7 16 (5.16%) Project Management
8 15 (4.84%) Customer Requirements
8 15 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
8 15 (4.84%) Web Filtering
9 13 (4.19%) Cloud Security
10 12 (3.87%) ITIL
11 10 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (3.23%) Mentoring
12 9 (2.90%) Change Control
12 9 (2.90%) Change Management
12 9 (2.90%) Computer Science
12 9 (2.90%) Configuration Management
12 9 (2.90%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.84%) Python
2 4 (1.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.32%) Bash
Qualifications
1 111 (35.81%) Security Cleared
2 103 (33.23%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (23.87%) CCNP
4 49 (15.81%) SC Cleared
5 46 (14.84%) CCNA
6 44 (14.19%) DV Cleared
7 23 (7.42%) Degree
8 10 (3.23%) CCIE
9 9 (2.90%) JNCIS
10 8 (2.58%) JNCIA
11 5 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.61%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.29%) CWNA
13 3 (0.97%) JNCIE
13 3 (0.97%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.65%) MCP
14 2 (0.65%) MCSA
15 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (10.32%) Active Directory
2 29 (9.35%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.94%) pfSense
4 6 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.61%) Docker
6 4 (1.29%) vSphere
7 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (11.61%) FortiGate
2 22 (7.10%) Ansible
3 15 (4.84%) Terraform
4 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.94%) Grafana
5 6 (1.94%) ZABBIX
6 5 (1.61%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.29%) SCCM
8 3 (0.97%) Dell DRAC
9 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 163 (52.58%) Cisco
2 126 (40.65%) Juniper
3 52 (16.77%) VMware
4 49 (15.81%) Fortinet
5 44 (14.19%) Microsoft
6 38 (12.26%) Aruba
7 18 (5.81%) F5
8 17 (5.48%) Palo Alto
9 13 (4.19%) HP
10 11 (3.55%) McAfee
10 11 (3.55%) Meraki
10 11 (3.55%) Nokia
11 9 (2.90%) Draytek
11 9 (2.90%) Veeam
12 6 (1.94%) Citrix
12 6 (1.94%) Ruckus Wireless
13 5 (1.61%) BT
13 5 (1.61%) Mitel
14 4 (1.29%) Synology
14 4 (1.29%) Zerto