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

Network Design
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 506 369 459
Rank change year-on-year -137 +90 +20
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 445 776 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.45% 0.76% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.85% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 365 543 541
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,459
% change year-on-year +4.55% +6.88% -1.98%

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 87,237 90,825 104,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 88.74% 88.92% 88.16%
Number of salaries quoted 70,672 73,922 86,071
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 January 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 January 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 -153 152 £57,500 +4.55% 32
North of England +9 129 £47,000 +12.57% 19
Yorkshire +46 67 £45,750 -12.86% 7
Midlands +29 63 £55,000 +7.32% 20
North West -27 60 £47,500 +15.85% 11
West Midlands +7 57 £56,250 +12.50% 12
East of England +8 56 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Scotland -53 35 £60,000 +26.32% 1
South West -14 29 £34,712 -36.31%
East Midlands +25 3 £47,500 +5.56% 7
North East -11 2 £49,250 - 1
Wales +3 1 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland -16 1 £30,000 -58.62%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -
Network Design
UK

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

1 278 (62.47%) Cisco
2 202 (45.39%) Firewall
3 186 (41.80%) Cisco Certification
4 153 (34.38%) WAN
5 144 (32.36%) LAN
6 138 (31.01%) MPLS
7 135 (30.34%) Network Security
8 124 (27.87%) VPN
9 122 (27.42%) CCNP
10 111 (24.94%) BGP
11 104 (23.37%) OSPF
12 102 (22.92%) Data Centre
13 101 (22.70%) Juniper
14 92 (20.67%) Wireless
15 88 (19.78%) CheckPoint
15 88 (19.78%) Linux
16 84 (18.88%) ITIL
17 82 (18.43%) Windows
18 73 (16.40%) CCIE
18 73 (16.40%) VLAN
18 73 (16.40%) Cisco Nexus
19 68 (15.28%) CCNA
20 67 (15.06%) Cisco ASA
21 64 (14.38%) VMware
22 61 (13.71%) F5
23 60 (13.48%) DNS
23 60 (13.48%) VoIP
24 59 (13.26%) TCP/IP
25 54 (12.13%) IPsec
25 54 (12.13%) Telecoms

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 18 (4.04%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.15%) Skype for Business
3 12 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (1.80%) IIS
5 6 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.35%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.12%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.22%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 8 (1.80%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.47%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (7.42%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (4.27%) Office 365
5 14 (3.15%) IaaS
6 10 (2.25%) SaaS
7 4 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.67%) Akamai
8 3 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.67%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.22%) Datadog
9 1 (0.22%) G Suite
9 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 202 (45.39%) Firewall
2 153 (34.38%) WAN
3 144 (32.36%) LAN
4 138 (31.01%) MPLS
5 135 (30.34%) Network Security
6 124 (27.87%) VPN
7 111 (24.94%) BGP
8 104 (23.37%) OSPF
9 92 (20.67%) Wireless
10 73 (16.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 73 (16.40%) VLAN
11 67 (15.06%) Cisco ASA
12 60 (13.48%) DNS
12 60 (13.48%) VoIP
13 59 (13.26%) TCP/IP
14 54 (12.13%) IPsec
15 50 (11.24%) SSL
16 46 (10.34%) Ethernet
17 42 (9.44%) DHCP
18 39 (8.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.80%) GIS
3 6 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (1.35%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.67%) MySQL
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.45%) Big Data
7 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 14 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (1.35%) ERwin
3 4 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.67%) JIRA
5 2 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.45%) CodeSonar
5 2 (0.45%) git-flow
5 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.45%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.45%) Selenium
6 1 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 54 (12.13%) Telecoms
2 52 (11.69%) Finance
3 15 (3.37%) Legal
3 15 (3.37%) Retail
4 12 (2.70%) Marketing
5 10 (2.25%) Billing
6 8 (1.80%) Banking
7 6 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.35%) Law
7 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.12%) Games
9 2 (0.45%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.45%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 146 (32.81%) Network Engineer
2 101 (22.70%) Architect
3 64 (14.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 52 (11.69%) Network Architect
5 43 (9.66%) Analyst
6 38 (8.54%) Cisco Engineer
7 36 (8.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 33 (7.42%) Design Engineer
9 25 (5.62%) Network Design Engineer
10 23 (5.17%) IP Engineer
10 23 (5.17%) Network Analyst
10 23 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
11 22 (4.94%) IP Network Engineer
11 22 (4.94%) Juniper Engineer
11 22 (4.94%) Security Architect
12 20 (4.49%) Consultant
12 20 (4.49%) Core Network Engineer
13 19 (4.27%) Security Engineer
13 19 (4.27%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 17 (3.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.82%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.25%) Web Services
3 9 (2.02%) SOAP
4 7 (1.57%) JMS
4 7 (1.57%) JSP
4 7 (1.57%) RESTful
4 7 (1.57%) XML
4 7 (1.57%) XSD
4 7 (1.57%) XSLT
5 6 (1.35%) J2EE
5 6 (1.35%) Middleware
5 6 (1.35%) Servlets
6 5 (1.12%) MXNet
6 5 (1.12%) TensorFlow
6 5 (1.12%) Torch
7 4 (0.90%) JSON
8 3 (0.67%) CSS
8 3 (0.67%) LAMP
9 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.45%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 102 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.74%) Management Information System
4 27 (6.07%) Computer Science
5 22 (4.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 15 (3.37%) Driving Licence
7 14 (3.15%) PKI
8 13 (2.92%) Private Cloud
9 12 (2.70%) Blackberry
10 9 (2.02%) Replication
10 9 (2.02%) User Experience
11 8 (1.80%) Cyberthreat
11 8 (1.80%) FlexPod
11 8 (1.80%) Smartphone
12 7 (1.57%) AS400
13 6 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.35%) iPad
14 5 (1.12%) Clustering
14 5 (1.12%) Mobile Computing
14 5 (1.12%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (19.78%) Linux
2 82 (18.43%) Windows
3 49 (11.01%) Windows Server
4 35 (7.87%) Unix
5 23 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (4.04%) Ubuntu
9 11 (2.47%) Apple iOS
10 10 (2.25%) Android
11 7 (1.57%) AIX
11 7 (1.57%) Solaris
12 4 (0.90%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.22%) Debian
15 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (18.88%) ITIL
2 54 (12.13%) Load Balancing
3 53 (11.91%) Project Management
4 41 (9.21%) Penetration Testing
5 40 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 40 (8.99%) Network Management
6 39 (8.76%) Presales
7 35 (7.87%) Cybersecurity
8 32 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (6.97%) Translating Business Requirements
10 29 (6.52%) Business Continuity
10 29 (6.52%) Information Security
11 28 (6.29%) Network Architecture
11 28 (6.29%) SIEM
12 25 (5.62%) Kalman Filter
13 23 (5.17%) Service Delivery
13 23 (5.17%) TOGAF
14 22 (4.94%) Performance Management
14 22 (4.94%) Service Management
14 22 (4.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.39%) Python
2 20 (4.49%) C
3 17 (3.82%) PowerShell
4 16 (3.60%) SQL
5 12 (2.70%) Java
6 9 (2.02%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.80%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.80%) C++
7 8 (1.80%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.67%) Perl
8 3 (0.67%) Ruby
9 2 (0.45%) C#
9 2 (0.45%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 186 (41.80%) Cisco Certification
2 122 (27.42%) CCNP
3 73 (16.40%) CCIE
4 68 (15.28%) CCNA
5 53 (11.91%) Degree
6 44 (9.89%) JNCIP
7 40 (8.99%) CCDP
8 38 (8.54%) Security Cleared
9 31 (6.97%) CISSP
10 27 (6.07%) DV Cleared
11 26 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (5.62%) SC Cleared
13 20 (4.49%) JNCIE
14 19 (4.27%) MCSE
15 17 (3.82%) CCSE
16 13 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (2.70%) JNCIS
18 11 (2.47%) CCDA
19 10 (2.25%) CCIP
19 10 (2.25%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.94%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.49%) SLA
4 13 (2.92%) QA
5 12 (2.70%) COBIT
6 8 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (1.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.90%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.90%) RMADS
9 3 (0.67%) GDPR
9 3 (0.67%) PMO
10 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.22%) DICOM
System Software
1 45 (10.11%) Active Directory
2 38 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.80%) ProxySG
6 6 (1.35%) XenApp
7 5 (1.12%) Docker
7 5 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.90%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.90%) vSphere
9 3 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.22%) LXC
11 1 (0.22%) NFS
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (5.62%) Cisco Prime
2 21 (4.72%) Puppet
3 18 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (3.82%) Ansible
5 10 (2.25%) Nessus
6 8 (1.80%) FortiGate
6 8 (1.80%) QRadar
6 8 (1.80%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.67%) Cisco CME
8 3 (0.67%) SmoothWall
8 3 (0.67%) WSUS
9 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.45%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.45%) Nagios
9 2 (0.45%) Packer
9 2 (0.45%) Salt
9 2 (0.45%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 278 (62.47%) Cisco
2 101 (22.70%) Juniper
3 88 (19.78%) CheckPoint
4 64 (14.38%) VMware
5 61 (13.71%) F5
6 52 (11.69%) Microsoft
7 42 (9.44%) Palo Alto
8 29 (6.52%) SolarWinds
9 24 (5.39%) Avaya
10 22 (4.94%) Fortinet
11 19 (4.27%) Blue Coat
12 16 (3.60%) CyberArk
12 16 (3.60%) HP
12 16 (3.60%) Meraki
12 16 (3.60%) Red Hat
13 13 (2.92%) Forcepoint
14 12 (2.70%) Citrix
14 12 (2.70%) Varonis
15 11 (2.47%) Charles River
15 11 (2.47%) Riverbed