Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Network Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Design over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Design
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 538 422 402
Rank change year-on-year -116 -20 +58
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 387 622 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.40% 0.63% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.69% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 298 536 600
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

Network Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,924 89,592 101,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.84% 90.81% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 69,424 72,728 82,608
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,941 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,143 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Network Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the UK excluding London

Network Design
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Design in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Network Design in the UK excluding London

Network Design
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Design in the UK excluding London

Network Design
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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
South East -92 160 £52,500 -4.55% 12
North of England -60 77 £46,500 -11.43% 20
Midlands -6 68 £40,000 -27.27% 12
West Midlands +25 60 £40,000 -27.27% 10
South West +8 55 £47,500 +13.10% 4
Yorkshire +20 39 £47,750 -13.18% 6
North West -57 38 £46,000 -3.16% 12
East of England +20 28 £60,000 +4.35% 5
East Midlands -9 8 £41,250 -21.43% 2
Scotland -27 6 £55,000 -4.35% 7
Wales +9 5 £55,000 +56.03% 3
Network Design
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 257 (66.41%) Cisco
2 220 (56.85%) Firewall
3 177 (45.74%) Cisco Certification
4 153 (39.53%) CCNP
5 140 (36.18%) WAN
6 137 (35.40%) LAN
7 120 (31.01%) VPN
8 93 (24.03%) CCNA
9 91 (23.51%) VMware
10 89 (23.00%) Data Centre
11 88 (22.74%) DNS
12 87 (22.48%) Network Security
13 86 (22.22%) CheckPoint
14 85 (21.96%) Juniper
15 81 (20.93%) Windows
16 80 (20.67%) Wireless
17 77 (19.90%) VLAN
18 76 (19.64%) OSPF
19 75 (19.38%) F5
20 72 (18.60%) Microsoft
21 70 (18.09%) MPLS
22 66 (17.05%) DHCP
23 65 (16.80%) Active Directory
24 63 (16.28%) ITIL
25 62 (16.02%) VoIP
25 62 (16.02%) Microsoft Azure
26 61 (15.76%) Cisco ASA
26 61 (15.76%) Windows Server
27 59 (15.25%) BGP
28 55 (14.21%) Load Balancing

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 38 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.62%) IIS
3 9 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.29%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.29%) Smallworld
5 3 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (10.08%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) EPLAN
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (16.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (12.14%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (11.63%) Office 365
4 14 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (3.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (2.58%) Akamai
6 9 (2.33%) SaaS
7 7 (1.81%) IaaS
7 7 (1.81%) PaaS
8 4 (1.03%) G Suite
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) Route 53
9 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 220 (56.85%) Firewall
2 140 (36.18%) WAN
3 137 (35.40%) LAN
4 120 (31.01%) VPN
5 88 (22.74%) DNS
6 87 (22.48%) Network Security
7 80 (20.67%) Wireless
8 77 (19.90%) VLAN
9 76 (19.64%) OSPF
10 70 (18.09%) MPLS
11 66 (17.05%) DHCP
12 62 (16.02%) VoIP
13 61 (15.76%) Cisco ASA
14 59 (15.25%) BGP
15 53 (13.70%) IPsec
16 42 (10.85%) TCP/IP
17 41 (10.59%) Wireshark
18 38 (9.82%) SSL
19 37 (9.56%) Cisco Firepower
20 35 (9.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.52%) Big Data
3 2 (0.52%) MySQL
4 1 (0.26%) GIS
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.26%) Power BI
4 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (4.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.26%) CANoe
3 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
General
1 50 (12.92%) Finance
2 34 (8.79%) Telecoms
3 24 (6.20%) Legal
4 21 (5.43%) Banking
5 20 (5.17%) Manufacturing
6 17 (4.39%) Retail
7 12 (3.10%) German Language
7 12 (3.10%) Italian Language
8 8 (2.07%) Marketing
9 4 (1.03%) Advertising
9 4 (1.03%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.03%) Military
10 3 (0.78%) Automotive
10 3 (0.78%) French Language
10 3 (0.78%) Law
10 3 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.52%) Electronics
11 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 185 (47.80%) Network Engineer
2 63 (16.28%) Architect
3 62 (16.02%) Cisco Engineer
3 62 (16.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 51 (13.18%) Senior Network Engineer
5 33 (8.53%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (8.01%) Analyst
7 24 (6.20%) Security Engineer
8 23 (5.94%) Network Security Engineer
9 22 (5.68%) Design Engineer
10 21 (5.43%) Network Design Engineer
10 21 (5.43%) Network Specialist
11 20 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (5.17%) Technical Architect
12 19 (4.91%) Consultant
12 19 (4.91%) Support Analyst
13 18 (4.65%) Security Architect
14 17 (4.39%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 17 (4.39%) Senior Security Engineer
15 16 (4.13%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.58%) CSS
2 5 (1.29%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.03%) Web Services
4 3 (0.78%) Middleware
5 1 (0.26%) CGI
5 1 (0.26%) EJB
5 1 (0.26%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) J2EE
5 1 (0.26%) JSON
5 1 (0.26%) Spring
5 1 (0.26%) WAP
5 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (23.00%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.49%) Cyberthreat
3 25 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (4.65%) Virtual Team
6 16 (4.13%) Cyberattack
6 16 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (3.10%) EMC VMAX
7 12 (3.10%) Private Cloud
8 11 (2.84%) Replication
8 11 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (2.58%) Driving Licence
9 10 (2.58%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (2.33%) Management Information System
11 8 (2.07%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.81%) BBC
13 6 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 81 (20.93%) Windows
2 61 (15.76%) Windows Server
3 54 (13.95%) Linux
4 26 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.07%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.29%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.29%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.03%) Debian
9 4 (1.03%) Unix
9 4 (1.03%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.78%) CentOS
11 2 (0.52%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.28%) ITIL
2 55 (14.21%) Load Balancing
2 55 (14.21%) Network Monitoring
3 49 (12.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 37 (9.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 37 (9.56%) Presales
4 37 (9.56%) Technical Architecture
5 36 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (8.53%) IT Strategy
6 33 (8.53%) Migration
7 32 (8.27%) Project Management
8 31 (8.01%) Network Management
9 25 (6.46%) Business Continuity
10 24 (6.20%) PRINCE2
11 23 (5.94%) Information Security
11 23 (5.94%) Kalman Filter
11 23 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (5.68%) Service Delivery
12 22 (5.68%) Vulnerability Management
13 19 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.56%) SQL
2 13 (3.36%) C
2 13 (3.36%) Python
3 12 (3.10%) Perl
4 11 (2.84%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.07%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.03%) VB
7 3 (0.78%) C#
8 2 (0.52%) C++
8 2 (0.52%) VBA
9 1 (0.26%) Java
9 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.26%) Lisp
9 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 177 (45.74%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (39.53%) CCNP
3 93 (24.03%) CCNA
4 46 (11.89%) Security Cleared
5 43 (11.11%) CCDP
6 33 (8.53%) SC Cleared
7 31 (8.01%) CCIE
8 29 (7.49%) Degree
9 25 (6.46%) CISSP
9 25 (6.46%) JNCIP
10 19 (4.91%) DV Cleared
11 15 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (3.62%) MCSE
12 14 (3.62%) VCAP
12 14 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (3.36%) ISSAP
14 12 (3.10%) CCIE Service Provider
14 12 (3.10%) CCSE
14 12 (3.10%) EMC Certification
14 12 (3.10%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (5.17%) COBIT
3 15 (3.88%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.07%) SLA
5 7 (1.81%) PMO
6 6 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.52%) GDPR
8 2 (0.52%) RMADS
9 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.26%) QA
9 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (16.80%) Active Directory
2 46 (11.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.72%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (6.46%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.58%) ProxySG
5 10 (2.58%) VMware NSX
6 7 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.55%) vSphere
7 6 (1.55%) XenApp
8 3 (0.78%) Docker
8 3 (0.78%) Snort
9 2 (0.52%) Firmware
9 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (8.27%) Cisco Prime
2 17 (4.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (3.88%) Nessus
4 13 (3.36%) QRadar
5 10 (2.58%) Cisco CME
6 9 (2.33%) FortiGate
7 8 (2.07%) Backup Exec
7 8 (2.07%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (1.81%) SCOM
9 5 (1.29%) SCCM
9 5 (1.29%) SCSM
10 4 (1.03%) Grafana
10 4 (1.03%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.78%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.78%) OSSEC
11 3 (0.78%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.52%) Ansible
12 2 (0.52%) Puppet
12 2 (0.52%) SELinux
13 1 (0.26%) RANCID
Vendors
1 257 (66.41%) Cisco
2 91 (23.51%) VMware
3 86 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 85 (21.96%) Juniper
5 75 (19.38%) F5
6 72 (18.60%) Microsoft
7 40 (10.34%) SolarWinds
8 37 (9.56%) Palo Alto
9 25 (6.46%) HP
10 24 (6.20%) Google
10 24 (6.20%) Splunk
11 23 (5.94%) Blue Coat
12 22 (5.68%) Mitel
13 21 (5.43%) Fortinet
14 20 (5.17%) Nokia
15 19 (4.91%) Citrix
16 16 (4.13%) Clearswift
16 16 (4.13%) Dell
17 15 (3.88%) Aruba
18 14 (3.62%) Riverbed