Period
to 19 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 122 192 161
Rank change year-on-year +70 -31 -79
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 548 467 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.39% 1.75% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 1.82% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 414 374 641
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £61,600 £67,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

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 21,966 25,645 30,007
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.32% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 17,901 21,215 25,051
South East median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,150 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 +78 196 £42,500 +4.94% 20
Thames Valley +24 139 £56,250 +25.00% 37
Surrey +43 135 £50,000 +17.65% 26
Berkshire +16 96 £52,500 +16.67% 24
West Sussex -5 47 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Buckinghamshire +18 24 £75,000 +36.36% 4
Oxfordshire +18 19 £60,000 +60.00% 9
East Sussex +9 17 £50,000 +11.11%
Kent -16 6 £36,500 -8.75% 2
Middlesex +1 5 £60,000 +20.00%
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 456 (83.21%) Cisco
2 401 (73.18%) Cisco Certification
3 318 (58.03%) Firewall
4 296 (54.01%) CCNP
5 220 (40.15%) CCNA
6 214 (39.05%) Juniper
7 213 (38.87%) WAN
8 202 (36.86%) BGP
9 182 (33.21%) LAN
10 178 (32.48%) OSPF
11 155 (28.28%) Data Centre
12 143 (26.09%) MPLS
13 133 (24.27%) VPN
14 127 (23.18%) CheckPoint
15 126 (22.99%) Network Security
16 118 (21.53%) Palo Alto
17 109 (19.89%) TCP/IP
18 98 (17.88%) IPsec
18 98 (17.88%) Cisco ASA
19 93 (16.97%) Security Cleared
20 84 (15.33%) Load Balancing
20 84 (15.33%) DNS
21 83 (15.15%) Azure
22 80 (14.60%) SolarWinds
23 78 (14.23%) ITIL
23 78 (14.23%) Linux
24 76 (13.87%) Windows
24 76 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
25 72 (13.14%) Internet
26 71 (12.96%) Wireless

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 5 (0.91%) SharePoint
1 5 (0.91%) Skype for Business
2 3 (0.55%) IIS
3 1 (0.18%) CMS
3 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 83 (15.15%) Azure
2 33 (6.02%) AWS
3 22 (4.01%) SaaS
4 6 (1.09%) Office 365
5 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.36%) IaaS
5 2 (0.36%) PaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 318 (58.03%) Firewall
2 213 (38.87%) WAN
3 202 (36.86%) BGP
4 182 (33.21%) LAN
5 178 (32.48%) OSPF
6 143 (26.09%) MPLS
7 133 (24.27%) VPN
8 126 (22.99%) Network Security
9 109 (19.89%) TCP/IP
10 98 (17.88%) Cisco ASA
10 98 (17.88%) IPsec
11 84 (15.33%) DNS
12 72 (13.14%) Internet
13 71 (12.96%) Wireless
14 68 (12.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 66 (12.04%) SSL
16 56 (10.22%) VoIP
17 51 (9.31%) DHCP
17 51 (9.31%) Ethernet
18 42 (7.66%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.91%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.36%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
General
1 62 (11.31%) Finance
2 48 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.28%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.74%) Aerospace
5 13 (2.37%) Banking
6 6 (1.09%) Retail
7 5 (0.91%) Dutch Language
7 5 (0.91%) Electronics
7 5 (0.91%) French Language
7 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.91%) Military
8 4 (0.73%) Marketing
9 2 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.92%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 155 (28.28%) Data Centre
2 62 (11.31%) Management Information System
3 61 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 22 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.55%) DataPower
7 12 (2.19%) PKI
8 10 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
9 7 (1.28%) BBC
10 5 (0.91%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.91%) Wiki
11 4 (0.73%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.73%) Fibre Optics
12 3 (0.55%) BYOD
12 3 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.36%) Handset
13 2 (0.36%) IVR
13 2 (0.36%) Over-the-Top Content
13 2 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (14.23%) Linux
2 76 (13.87%) Windows
3 46 (8.39%) Unix
4 34 (6.20%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (15.33%) Load Balancing
2 78 (14.23%) ITIL
3 76 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
4 69 (12.59%) Network Monitoring
5 65 (11.86%) Network Design
6 47 (8.58%) Information Security
7 42 (7.66%) Configuration Management
8 36 (6.57%) Incident Management
8 36 (6.57%) Mentoring
9 35 (6.39%) Network Management
10 29 (5.29%) Network Architecture
11 28 (5.11%) Change Management
11 28 (5.11%) Project Management
12 24 (4.38%) Change Control
12 24 (4.38%) Technical Leadership
13 22 (4.01%) Network Optimisation
14 21 (3.83%) Cybersecurity
15 20 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 19 (3.47%) Computer Science
17 17 (3.10%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.11%) Python
2 15 (2.74%) Bash Shell
3 10 (1.82%) Perl
3 10 (1.82%) SQL
4 9 (1.64%) C
5 7 (1.28%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.55%) Java
7 1 (0.18%) C++
7 1 (0.18%) Go
Qualifications
1 401 (73.18%) Cisco Certification
2 296 (54.01%) CCNP
3 220 (40.15%) CCNA
4 93 (16.97%) Security Cleared
5 56 (10.22%) SC Cleared
6 54 (9.85%) JNCIS
7 53 (9.67%) CCIE
8 48 (8.76%) JNCIA
9 43 (7.85%) Degree
10 35 (6.39%) JNCIP
11 26 (4.74%) CISSP
12 22 (4.01%) JNCIE
13 17 (3.10%) CCSP
14 16 (2.92%) CCDP
15 14 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (2.37%) CCSA
16 13 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
16 13 (2.37%) DV Cleared
17 12 (2.19%) CCSE
18 11 (2.01%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.57%) SLA
2 15 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.73%) ISO 22301
4 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.19%) Firmware
4 9 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (1.64%) VMware NSX
5 5 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.55%) Docker
7 2 (0.36%) NLBS
7 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 23 (4.20%) Cisco UCCX
2 22 (4.01%) Cisco CUCM
3 21 (3.83%) Ansible
4 15 (2.74%) Cisco Prime
5 13 (2.37%) SolarWinds Orion
6 10 (1.82%) FortiGate
7 9 (1.64%) BMC PATROL
7 9 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.28%) Puppet
8 7 (1.28%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.55%) SCCM
10 2 (0.36%) SCOM
11 1 (0.18%) MIMEsweeper
11 1 (0.18%) Netcool
11 1 (0.18%) Salt
11 1 (0.18%) Stealthwatch
11 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 456 (83.21%) Cisco
2 214 (39.05%) Juniper
3 127 (23.18%) CheckPoint
4 118 (21.53%) Palo Alto
5 80 (14.60%) SolarWinds
6 66 (12.04%) F5
7 56 (10.22%) VMware
8 52 (9.49%) Microsoft
9 39 (7.12%) Meraki
10 38 (6.93%) Citrix
11 35 (6.39%) Fortinet
12 25 (4.56%) Brocade
13 21 (3.83%) Aruba
14 20 (3.65%) Blue Coat
15 16 (2.92%) Forcepoint
16 15 (2.74%) NetApp
17 14 (2.55%) HP
17 14 (2.55%) IBM
18 13 (2.37%) BT
19 12 (2.19%) Symantec