Period
to 16 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 April 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 160 138 155
Rank change year-on-year -22 +17 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 231 422 544
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.84% 2.08% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.17% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 165 325 444
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,500 £32,150
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% -1.04%
75th Percentile £53,750 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £63,250 £77,500 £66,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +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 11,882 19,432 25,762
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 95.62% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,414 16,005 21,505
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,960 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,063 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
Hampshire +2 89 £45,000 - 14
Thames Valley +5 61 £45,000 -14.29% 26
Berkshire -1 30 £57,500 +15.00% 13
Surrey -29 29 £47,500 -13.64% 9
West Sussex +31 28 £50,000 -6.98% 2
Buckinghamshire +40 25 £52,000 +9.47% 8
Kent +24 17 £64,250 +42.78% 4
Oxfordshire +17 9 £40,000 -33.33% 5
East Sussex +20 1 £32,500 -35.00% 4
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 173 (74.89%) Cisco
2 121 (52.38%) Firewall
3 116 (50.22%) Cisco Certification
4 97 (41.99%) WAN
5 82 (35.50%) LAN
6 78 (33.77%) CCNA
7 76 (32.90%) CCNP
8 68 (29.44%) Palo Alto
9 60 (25.97%) VPN
10 52 (22.51%) Data Centre
11 50 (21.65%) Security Cleared
12 49 (21.21%) ITIL
13 47 (20.35%) BGP
14 46 (19.91%) Wireless
14 46 (19.91%) VMware
14 46 (19.91%) SC Cleared
14 46 (19.91%) Network Security
15 45 (19.48%) Juniper
16 42 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
17 41 (17.75%) F5
18 39 (16.88%) MPLS
18 39 (16.88%) Cisco Nexus
19 36 (15.58%) OSPF
20 35 (15.15%) TCP/IP
20 35 (15.15%) Aruba
21 32 (13.85%) VoIP
22 31 (13.42%) DHCP
22 31 (13.42%) DNS
23 30 (12.99%) Finance
24 29 (12.55%) Microsoft

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 3 (1.30%) IIS
1 3 (1.30%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.87%) Apache
2 2 (0.87%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.06%) Azure
2 6 (2.60%) AWS
2 6 (2.60%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.43%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 121 (52.38%) Firewall
2 97 (41.99%) WAN
3 82 (35.50%) LAN
4 60 (25.97%) VPN
5 47 (20.35%) BGP
6 46 (19.91%) Network Security
6 46 (19.91%) Wireless
7 42 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
8 39 (16.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 39 (16.88%) MPLS
9 36 (15.58%) OSPF
10 35 (15.15%) TCP/IP
11 32 (13.85%) VoIP
12 31 (13.42%) DHCP
12 31 (13.42%) DNS
13 28 (12.12%) Internet
14 22 (9.52%) VLAN
14 22 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (9.09%) IPsec
16 20 (8.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.43%) Big Data
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.87%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (12.99%) Finance
2 17 (7.36%) Multimedia
3 15 (6.49%) Banking
4 12 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.46%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.73%) Law
7 3 (1.30%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.30%) Military
8 2 (0.87%) Electronics
8 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.87%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.46%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.73%) XMPP
3 2 (0.87%) HTML
4 1 (0.43%) REST
4 1 (0.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 52 (22.51%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.16%) NHS
5 5 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.73%) Fibre Optics
7 3 (1.30%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.87%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.82%) Windows
2 20 (8.66%) Linux
3 10 (4.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.03%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.60%) CentOS
5 6 (2.60%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.30%) Unix
7 1 (0.43%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (21.21%) ITIL
2 28 (12.12%) Network Design
3 25 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (8.66%) Project Management
6 19 (8.23%) Network Management
7 18 (7.79%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (6.93%) Load Balancing
8 16 (6.93%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (5.63%) Change Management
9 13 (5.63%) Information Security
9 13 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (5.63%) Network Virtualisation
10 12 (5.19%) Scrum
11 10 (4.33%) E-Commerce
11 10 (4.33%) Presales
11 10 (4.33%) Technology Roadmap
12 9 (3.90%) Project Delivery
13 8 (3.46%) DevOps
13 8 (3.46%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.46%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.60%) Python
2 6 (2.60%) SQL
3 2 (0.87%) C
3 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.87%) PHP
4 1 (0.43%) C#
4 1 (0.43%) C++
4 1 (0.43%) Java
4 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.43%) Perl
4 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 116 (50.22%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (33.77%) CCNA
3 76 (32.90%) CCNP
4 50 (21.65%) Security Cleared
5 46 (19.91%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.33%) A+ Certification
6 10 (4.33%) CCDP
6 10 (4.33%) DV Cleared
7 9 (3.90%) CCIE
8 8 (3.46%) JNCIS
9 6 (2.60%) Degree
10 4 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.73%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.73%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.73%) MOS
11 3 (1.30%) CCIE Service Provider
11 3 (1.30%) CISM
11 3 (1.30%) CISSP
11 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.30%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.19%) SLA
2 8 (3.46%) PMO
2 8 (3.46%) QA
3 7 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.30%) GDPR
4 3 (1.30%) GRC
5 2 (0.87%) NCSC
5 2 (0.87%) NIST
5 2 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.43%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.36%) VMware NSX
3 15 (6.49%) Active Directory
4 12 (5.19%) Firmware
5 4 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.60%) Ansible
1 6 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (2.60%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.30%) Terraform
4 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.43%) FlexNet
5 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 173 (74.89%) Cisco
2 68 (29.44%) Palo Alto
3 46 (19.91%) VMware
4 45 (19.48%) Juniper
5 41 (17.75%) F5
6 35 (15.15%) Aruba
7 29 (12.55%) Microsoft
8 28 (12.12%) CheckPoint
9 18 (7.79%) SolarWinds
10 16 (6.93%) Fortinet
11 15 (6.49%) HP
12 12 (5.19%) IronPort
12 12 (5.19%) McAfee
13 10 (4.33%) Avaya
13 10 (4.33%) Blue Coat
13 10 (4.33%) ServiceNow
14 6 (2.60%) Meraki
15 5 (2.16%) Apple
15 5 (2.16%) Nokia
15 5 (2.16%) Splunk