Period
to 21 April 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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Design
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 529 393 387
Rank change year-on-year -136 -6 +95
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 435 690 885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.42% 0.70% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.77% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 336 547 697
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 £32,500 £35,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%

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 93,222 89,241 103,606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.31% 89.90% 89.12%
Number of salaries quoted 75,344 72,849 84,759
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +5.66%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 April 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 April 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
North of England -33 142 £46,000 -5.15% 17
South East -152 138 £52,500 - 19
Yorkshire +56 90 £46,500 -11.43% 8
Midlands -18 74 £40,000 -23.81% 13
West Midlands -9 64 £40,000 -23.81% 9
South West +7 47 £47,500 -5.00% 9
North West -68 47 £46,000 +2.22% 7
East of England -7 40 £61,250 +2.08% 8
Scotland -56 19 £52,375 -4.77% 1
East Midlands -8 8 £42,500 -19.05% 4
North East -23 5 £35,000 - 2
Wales +5 1 £45,000 -28.00% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -
Network Design
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 293 (67.36%) Cisco
2 224 (51.49%) Firewall
3 186 (42.76%) Cisco Certification
4 149 (34.25%) WAN
5 143 (32.87%) Network Security
6 142 (32.64%) VPN
7 139 (31.95%) CCNP
8 128 (29.43%) LAN
9 111 (25.52%) MPLS
10 102 (23.45%) DNS
11 101 (23.22%) Wireless
12 98 (22.53%) Juniper
13 93 (21.38%) OSPF
13 93 (21.38%) Windows
14 92 (21.15%) CCNA
15 91 (20.92%) Data Centre
16 89 (20.46%) Microsoft
16 89 (20.46%) VMware
17 88 (20.23%) BGP
18 86 (19.77%) CheckPoint
18 86 (19.77%) VLAN
19 84 (19.31%) Cisco ASA
19 84 (19.31%) ITIL
20 82 (18.85%) VoIP
21 76 (17.47%) DHCP
22 74 (17.01%) IPsec
23 73 (16.78%) TCP/IP
24 70 (16.09%) Finance
25 69 (15.86%) F5
26 68 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure

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 30 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.60%) IIS
3 13 (2.99%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.84%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.38%) Smallworld
6 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (4.37%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 68 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (11.26%) Office 365
3 48 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (9.66%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.07%) Akamai
6 6 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.69%) SaaS
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.46%) Route 53
8 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.23%) Datadog
9 1 (0.23%) G Suite
9 1 (0.23%) IaaS
9 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 224 (51.49%) Firewall
2 149 (34.25%) WAN
3 143 (32.87%) Network Security
4 142 (32.64%) VPN
5 128 (29.43%) LAN
6 111 (25.52%) MPLS
7 102 (23.45%) DNS
8 101 (23.22%) Wireless
9 93 (21.38%) OSPF
10 88 (20.23%) BGP
11 86 (19.77%) VLAN
12 84 (19.31%) Cisco ASA
13 82 (18.85%) VoIP
14 76 (17.47%) DHCP
15 74 (17.01%) IPsec
16 73 (16.78%) TCP/IP
17 60 (13.79%) SSL
18 45 (10.34%) SAN
19 44 (10.11%) WLAN
20 42 (9.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.07%) GIS
3 4 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.69%) MySQL
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.46%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.46%) Big Data
5 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.23%) Power BI
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (2.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.92%) JIRA
3 4 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.46%) CodeSonar
5 2 (0.46%) ERwin
5 2 (0.46%) git-flow
5 2 (0.46%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.46%) Selenium
6 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 70 (16.09%) Finance
2 53 (12.18%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.52%) Retail
4 18 (4.14%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.45%) Banking
6 14 (3.22%) Marketing
7 12 (2.76%) Legal
8 7 (1.61%) Billing
8 7 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.61%) Law
9 6 (1.38%) German Language
9 6 (1.38%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.92%) Military
11 3 (0.69%) Games
12 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.46%) Automotive
12 2 (0.46%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.23%) Electronics
13 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 174 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 86 (19.77%) Architect
3 75 (17.24%) Senior Network Engineer
4 42 (9.66%) Cisco Engineer
4 42 (9.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 40 (9.20%) Network Architect
6 39 (8.97%) Design Engineer
7 38 (8.74%) Analyst
8 37 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (8.05%) Network Design Engineer
10 34 (7.82%) Security Engineer
11 32 (7.36%) Network Analyst
11 32 (7.36%) Network Security Engineer
11 32 (7.36%) Security Architect
12 23 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (5.29%) Security Solutions Architect
13 22 (5.06%) Network Design Architect
14 20 (4.60%) Network Specialist
14 20 (4.60%) Support Analyst
15 19 (4.37%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.07%) 802.1X
1 9 (2.07%) CSS
2 8 (1.84%) Web Services
3 5 (1.15%) MXNet
3 5 (1.15%) TensorFlow
3 5 (1.15%) Torch
4 4 (0.92%) JSON
4 4 (0.92%) SOAP
5 3 (0.69%) LAMP
6 2 (0.46%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.46%) Django
6 2 (0.46%) Java EE
6 2 (0.46%) Node.js
6 2 (0.46%) OpenDaylight
6 2 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.46%) REST
6 2 (0.46%) RESTful
6 2 (0.46%) Spring MVC
6 2 (0.46%) STL
6 2 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (20.92%) Data Centre
2 46 (10.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 31 (7.13%) Cyberthreat
4 23 (5.29%) Driving Licence
5 21 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (4.37%) Computer Science
6 19 (4.37%) Management Information System
7 15 (3.45%) Replication
8 11 (2.53%) Cyberattack
8 11 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.84%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.61%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.38%) EMC VMAX
12 5 (1.15%) Clustering
12 5 (1.15%) FlexPod
12 5 (1.15%) PKI
13 4 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.92%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.69%) User Experience
14 3 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (21.38%) Windows
2 64 (14.71%) Linux
3 63 (14.48%) Windows Server
4 24 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (4.37%) Unix
6 17 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.84%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.15%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.92%) Android
11 3 (0.69%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.46%) AIX
12 2 (0.46%) CentOS
12 2 (0.46%) Debian
12 2 (0.46%) Solaris
12 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (19.31%) ITIL
2 56 (12.87%) Project Management
3 53 (12.18%) Load Balancing
4 47 (10.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 44 (10.11%) Network Management
6 42 (9.66%) Presales
7 38 (8.74%) Penetration Testing
8 35 (8.05%) Vulnerability Management
9 34 (7.82%) Service Delivery
10 33 (7.59%) Kalman Filter
11 31 (7.13%) E-Commerce
12 30 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
13 29 (6.67%) Service Management
13 29 (6.67%) SIEM
14 28 (6.44%) Information Security
14 28 (6.44%) ITIL V3
14 28 (6.44%) PRINCE2
14 28 (6.44%) Translating Business Requirements
15 27 (6.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.60%) SQL
2 15 (3.45%) C
3 13 (2.99%) Python
4 6 (1.38%) Java
4 6 (1.38%) Perl
4 6 (1.38%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.15%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.15%) C++
6 4 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.69%) C#
7 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.46%) Ruby
8 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.46%) VB
9 1 (0.23%) PHP
9 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 186 (42.76%) Cisco Certification
2 139 (31.95%) CCNP
3 92 (21.15%) CCNA
4 47 (10.80%) Degree
5 46 (10.57%) CCDP
5 46 (10.57%) CCIE
6 43 (9.89%) JNCIP
7 35 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (8.05%) Security Cleared
8 28 (6.44%) MCSE
9 26 (5.98%) CISSP
9 26 (5.98%) SC Cleared
10 21 (4.83%) CCSE
10 21 (4.83%) ISSAP
11 20 (4.60%) IISP
12 19 (4.37%) DV Cleared
13 12 (2.76%) CCDA
13 12 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (2.76%) JNCIE
14 7 (1.61%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (4.83%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.60%) COBIT
4 9 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (1.84%) SLA
6 7 (1.61%) QA
7 5 (1.15%) Data Quality
7 5 (1.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.92%) PMO
8 4 (0.92%) RMADS
9 3 (0.69%) GDPR
9 3 (0.69%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.23%) DICOM
10 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 61 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.21%) Hyper-V
4 26 (5.98%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (3.91%) XenApp
6 10 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (2.30%) VMware NSX
7 7 (1.61%) Docker
8 4 (0.92%) vSphere
9 3 (0.69%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.46%) Firmware
11 1 (0.23%) LXC
11 1 (0.23%) NFS
11 1 (0.23%) Snort
11 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (7.13%) Cisco Prime
2 21 (4.83%) FortiGate
3 20 (4.60%) Nessus
3 20 (4.60%) QRadar
4 11 (2.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (2.30%) Puppet
6 9 (2.07%) Cisco CME
7 6 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.92%) Ansible
8 4 (0.92%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.69%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.46%) Nagios
10 2 (0.46%) Packer
10 2 (0.46%) Salt
10 2 (0.46%) SELinux
10 2 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 293 (67.36%) Cisco
2 98 (22.53%) Juniper
3 89 (20.46%) Microsoft
3 89 (20.46%) VMware
4 86 (19.77%) CheckPoint
5 69 (15.86%) F5
6 50 (11.49%) Palo Alto
7 33 (7.59%) Fortinet
8 32 (7.36%) SolarWinds
9 28 (6.44%) Citrix
10 27 (6.21%) Google
10 27 (6.21%) Meraki
10 27 (6.21%) Splunk
11 22 (5.06%) Forcepoint
12 20 (4.60%) IBM
12 20 (4.60%) LogRhythm
12 20 (4.60%) Qualys
12 20 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
12 20 (4.60%) Tufin
13 18 (4.14%) Blue Coat