Network Engineer Jobs in the UK excluding London

Network Engineer
UK > UK excluding London

The median Network Engineer salary in the UK excluding London is £47,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 207 242 278
Rank change year-on-year +35 +36 -77
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 982 841 928
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.35% 1.44% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.61% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 799 602 734
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,275 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 69,180 52,174 69,700
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 89.17% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 48,891 29,777 42,619
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £53,500 £50,173
Median % change year-on-year -6.54% +6.63% +5.63%
75th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the UK excluding London

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Network Engineer in the UK excluding London

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the UK excluding London

Network Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
South East +38 309 £49,000 +3.16% 108
North of England -1 194 £42,500 -9.57% 32
Midlands +57 186 £46,500 +5.38% 37
West Midlands +68 154 £46,500 +3.33% 28
South West +13 145 £48,250 +14.88% 35
North West -9 129 £42,500 -15.00% 19
East of England +11 66 £47,500 -8.21% 20
Yorkshire +59 53 £45,000 -7.69% 11
Scotland -37 52 £65,000 +27.49% 29
Wales +42 39 £44,886 -0.25% 10
East Midlands -1 28 £31,500 -30.00% 8
North East -33 18 £39,000 -8.24% 3
Northern Ireland +18 3 £32,500 -29.73% 4
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2024, Network Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 563 (57.33%) Cisco
2 470 (47.86%) Firewall
3 334 (34.01%) Cisco Certification
4 287 (29.23%) Security Cleared
5 285 (29.02%) WAN
6 249 (25.36%) Juniper
7 243 (24.75%) LAN
8 210 (21.38%) CCNA
9 207 (21.08%) CCNP
10 174 (17.72%) Azure
11 163 (16.60%) BGP
12 160 (16.29%) Wireless
13 159 (16.19%) SC Cleared
14 151 (15.38%) VPN
15 141 (14.36%) Network Security
16 139 (14.15%) VMware
17 136 (13.85%) Microsoft
18 134 (13.65%) Social Skills
19 133 (13.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 133 (13.54%) MPLS
20 122 (12.42%) Wi-Fi
21 117 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
22 116 (11.81%) Fortinet
23 114 (11.61%) OSPF
24 109 (11.10%) SD-WAN
25 107 (10.90%) Data Centre
26 104 (10.59%) Windows
27 103 (10.49%) Microsoft 365
28 97 (9.88%) TCP/IP
29 96 (9.78%) DV Cleared

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (3.56%) Microsoft Exchange
2 15 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.43%) Skype for Business
4 8 (0.81%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.51%) IIS
6 4 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.31%) Simulink
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 174 (17.72%) Azure
2 103 (10.49%) Microsoft 365
3 87 (8.86%) AWS
4 31 (3.16%) GCP
5 30 (3.05%) Entra ID
6 15 (1.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 11 (1.12%) OneDrive
7 11 (1.12%) SaaS
8 7 (0.71%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.51%) Azure Sentinel
11 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.31%) IaaS
13 2 (0.20%) AWS Direct Connect
13 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.20%) Nutanix
13 2 (0.20%) PaaS
13 2 (0.20%) Twilio
14 1 (0.10%) GitHub
14 1 (0.10%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 470 (47.86%) Firewall
2 285 (29.02%) WAN
3 243 (24.75%) LAN
4 163 (16.60%) BGP
5 160 (16.29%) Wireless
6 151 (15.38%) VPN
7 141 (14.36%) Network Security
8 133 (13.54%) MPLS
9 122 (12.42%) Wi-Fi
10 114 (11.61%) OSPF
11 109 (11.10%) SD-WAN
12 97 (9.88%) TCP/IP
13 88 (8.96%) DNS
14 80 (8.15%) VLAN
15 70 (7.13%) DHCP
16 61 (6.21%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (4.89%) IPsec
18 45 (4.58%) Cisco Firepower
19 41 (4.18%) Software-Defined Networking
20 40 (4.07%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.81%) GIS
3 6 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.20%) MySQL
5 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (0.71%) JIRA
2 6 (0.61%) GitLab
3 4 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.31%) Git
5 2 (0.20%) Hudson
5 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.10%) Selenium
General
1 134 (13.65%) Social Skills
2 50 (5.09%) Telecoms
3 49 (4.99%) Finance
4 46 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (3.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 37 (3.77%) Retail
7 34 (3.46%) Public Sector
8 22 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.93%) Aerospace
10 15 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
10 15 (1.53%) Police
11 9 (0.92%) Law
12 7 (0.71%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (0.71%) Marketing
13 5 (0.51%) Advertising
13 5 (0.51%) Automotive
13 5 (0.51%) Legal
13 5 (0.51%) Local Government
14 3 (0.31%) Military
15 2 (0.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.55%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.41%) Akka
2 4 (0.41%) LAMP
3 3 (0.31%) ADO
4 1 (0.10%) CSS
4 1 (0.10%) HTML
4 1 (0.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.90%) Data Centre
2 64 (6.52%) Driving Licence
3 23 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.53%) Replication
6 12 (1.22%) Security Posture
7 11 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 7 (0.71%) PKI
10 6 (0.61%) CMDB
10 6 (0.61%) Renewable Energy
10 6 (0.61%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.51%) PMI
12 4 (0.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.41%) Educational Technology
12 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.31%) Cyber Security Posture
13 3 (0.31%) IoT
13 3 (0.31%) Onboarding
Operating Systems
1 104 (10.59%) Windows
2 82 (8.35%) Linux
3 57 (5.80%) Windows Server
4 18 (1.83%) VyOS
5 12 (1.22%) Ubuntu
6 9 (0.92%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.81%) Android
7 8 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.71%) Debian
9 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.41%) VMS
12 3 (0.31%) CatOS
12 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.10%) CentOS
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (13.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 117 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
3 87 (8.86%) Customer Service
4 82 (8.35%) Network Monitoring
5 71 (7.23%) Cybersecurity
6 70 (7.13%) ITIL
7 66 (6.72%) Project Delivery
8 63 (6.42%) Network Design
9 54 (5.50%) Network Management
10 51 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 47 (4.79%) Computer Science
11 47 (4.79%) Migration
12 44 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 42 (4.28%) Mentoring
14 41 (4.18%) Agile
15 39 (3.97%) Network Architecture
16 36 (3.67%) Configuration Management
17 33 (3.36%) Incident Management
18 32 (3.26%) Change Management
19 31 (3.16%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 43 (4.38%) Python
2 18 (1.83%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.02%) Shell Script
4 7 (0.71%) Bash
5 5 (0.51%) Java
5 5 (0.51%) SQL
6 4 (0.41%) C
6 4 (0.41%) C#
7 3 (0.31%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.10%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 334 (34.01%) Cisco Certification
2 287 (29.23%) Security Cleared
3 210 (21.38%) CCNA
4 207 (21.08%) CCNP
5 159 (16.19%) SC Cleared
6 96 (9.78%) DV Cleared
7 82 (8.35%) Degree
8 45 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 38 (3.87%) JNCIA
10 36 (3.67%) CCIE
11 15 (1.53%) CISSP
12 13 (1.32%) AWS Certification
13 12 (1.22%) CCDP
13 12 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
14 11 (1.12%) JNCIP
15 10 (1.02%) Azure Certification
16 9 (0.92%) CCSA
16 9 (0.92%) JNCIS
17 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
18 7 (0.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.14%) SLA
2 13 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 12 (1.22%) GDPR
4 8 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.81%) QA
4 8 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) NCSC
System Software
1 83 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 60 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (5.30%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.24%) VMware NSX
5 14 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.02%) vSphere
7 9 (0.92%) Firmware
8 8 (0.81%) pfSense
9 7 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.61%) Docker
11 5 (0.51%) SRDF
12 4 (0.41%) vCloud
13 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 53 (5.40%) FortiGate
2 41 (4.18%) Ansible
3 19 (1.93%) Terraform
4 17 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (1.43%) ZABBIX
6 11 (1.12%) Nagios
7 8 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
8 7 (0.71%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.61%) Grafana
9 6 (0.61%) SCCM
9 6 (0.61%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.51%) OfficeScan
10 5 (0.51%) Opsview
10 5 (0.51%) WSUS
11 4 (0.41%) Cacti
11 4 (0.41%) Puppet
12 3 (0.31%) Dell DRAC
13 2 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.20%) Progress Chef
13 2 (0.20%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 563 (57.33%) Cisco
2 249 (25.36%) Juniper
3 139 (14.15%) VMware
4 136 (13.85%) Microsoft
5 116 (11.81%) Fortinet
6 87 (8.86%) Palo Alto
7 81 (8.25%) Aruba
8 76 (7.74%) Meraki
9 62 (6.31%) CheckPoint
10 42 (4.28%) F5
11 36 (3.67%) Nokia
12 31 (3.16%) HP
12 31 (3.16%) Ruckus Wireless
13 29 (2.95%) SolarWinds
14 25 (2.55%) Citrix
15 20 (2.04%) Avaya
15 20 (2.04%) Dell
15 20 (2.04%) Mitel
16 18 (1.83%) Vyatta
17 12 (1.22%) Veeam