Period
to 2 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £40,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 2 June 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 West
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 156 179 169
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 92 154 192
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 1.63% 1.57% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.63% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 75 154 172
Median annual salary £40,500 £45,446 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.88% +13.61% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £73,125 £53,175
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -3.06% +3.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,408 9,470 10,401
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 96.72% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4,392 7,510 8,628
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,557 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.74% +0.13% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the South West

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in the South West.

Salary trend for Network Engineer in the South West

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the South West

Network Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 2 June 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
Wiltshire +8 35 £34,000 -33.98% 4
Bristol +40 29 £35,000 -20.45% 4
Gloucestershire +9 11 £48,750 +2.63%
Somerset +24 10 £65,000 +52.94% 1
Dorset +34 4 £48,750 +21.88% 1
Devon +20 3 £38,750 +19.23% 3
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 West region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 56 (60.87%) Firewall
2 45 (48.91%) Cisco
3 32 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (34.78%) Network Security
4 26 (28.26%) VPN
5 25 (27.17%) OSPF
6 24 (26.09%) CCNP
7 23 (25.00%) Windows
8 22 (23.91%) TCP/IP
8 22 (23.91%) BGP
8 22 (23.91%) VLAN
9 21 (22.83%) LAN
10 20 (21.74%) Security Cleared
10 20 (21.74%) Data Centre
11 19 (20.65%) Degree
11 19 (20.65%) WAN
11 19 (20.65%) CCNA
12 18 (19.57%) Juniper
12 18 (19.57%) Network Design
13 16 (17.39%) IPsec
14 15 (16.30%) Wireless
15 14 (15.22%) VMware
15 14 (15.22%) Computer Science
15 14 (15.22%) 802.11
15 14 (15.22%) 802.1X
15 14 (15.22%) HSRP
16 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
17 12 (13.04%) DNS
17 12 (13.04%) Linux
18 11 (11.96%) CCIE

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (7.61%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.09%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (60.87%) Firewall
2 32 (34.78%) Network Security
3 26 (28.26%) VPN
4 25 (27.17%) OSPF
5 22 (23.91%) BGP
5 22 (23.91%) TCP/IP
5 22 (23.91%) VLAN
6 21 (22.83%) LAN
7 19 (20.65%) WAN
8 16 (17.39%) IPsec
9 15 (16.30%) Wireless
10 14 (15.22%) 802.11
10 14 (15.22%) HSRP
11 12 (13.04%) DNS
12 10 (10.87%) Internet
12 10 (10.87%) MPLS
13 9 (9.78%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (9.78%) Cisco IPT
13 9 (9.78%) IP Telephony
14 7 (7.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
1 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2017
2 1 (1.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (11.96%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.26%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.17%) Electronics
5 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.78%) Driving Licence
3 7 (7.61%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.09%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) PKI
6 1 (1.09%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.00%) Windows
2 12 (13.04%) Linux
3 11 (11.96%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2019
5 5 (5.43%) CentOS
6 4 (4.35%) Debian
7 1 (1.09%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.57%) Network Design
2 14 (15.22%) Computer Science
3 10 (10.87%) Change Management
4 9 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (7.61%) Network Management
5 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (6.52%) Service Management
7 5 (5.43%) ITIL
7 5 (5.43%) Network Architecture
7 5 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.43%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (4.35%) Analytics
8 4 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (4.35%) Information Security
8 4 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.26%) Presales
9 3 (3.26%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.35%) C
2 3 (3.26%) Python
3 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (26.09%) CCNP
3 20 (21.74%) Security Cleared
4 19 (20.65%) CCNA
4 19 (20.65%) Degree
5 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
6 11 (11.96%) CCIE
7 4 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (4.35%) HND
8 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.17%) CCDP
9 2 (2.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (1.09%) CCENT
10 1 (1.09%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) GDPR
1 2 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.09%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.09%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.09%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 45 (48.91%) Cisco
2 18 (19.57%) Juniper
3 14 (15.22%) VMware
4 11 (11.96%) F5
5 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
6 9 (9.78%) FireEye
6 9 (9.78%) Infoblox
7 7 (7.61%) Dell
8 5 (5.43%) CheckPoint
9 4 (4.35%) Meraki
10 3 (3.26%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.26%) Capita
10 3 (3.26%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.26%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.17%) IronPort
12 1 (1.09%) Aruba
12 1 (1.09%) ESRI
12 1 (1.09%) NetScout
12 1 (1.09%) Oracle
12 1 (1.09%) Palo Alto