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The median annual salary for a 2nd Line Network Engineer was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

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

Second Line Network Engineer
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1193 995 775
Rank change year-on-year -198 -220 +254
Permanent jobs requiring a 2nd Line Network Engineer 34 16 18
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.014% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.015% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 34 13 12
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.62% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £38,125
90th Percentile - £38,750 £41,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.62% -7.14% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 157,044 103,898 61,800
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 84,149 73,476 50,466
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%

2nd Line Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Network Engineer in the UK

2nd Line Network Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing 2nd Line Network Engineer.

Salary trend for 2nd Line Network Engineer in the UK

2nd Line Network Engineer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Network Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 8 August 2022. 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
UK excluding London -96 28 £34,000 +4.62% 5
England -189 28 £34,000 +4.62% 5
Work from Home -196 23 £34,000 -15.00%
North of England - 18 £34,000 - 1
North West - 16 £34,000 - 1
East of England -64 10 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £30,000 -

2nd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, 2nd Line Network Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring 2nd Line Network Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (97.06%) Cisco
2 26 (76.47%) Fortinet
3 23 (67.65%) LAN
3 23 (67.65%) WAN
3 23 (67.65%) Firewall
4 18 (52.94%) Network Monitoring
5 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
5 16 (47.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (47.06%) Social Skills
5 16 (47.06%) VMware
5 16 (47.06%) Information Security
5 16 (47.06%) Windows
5 16 (47.06%) Juniper
5 16 (47.06%) CheckPoint
5 16 (47.06%) Wireshark
5 16 (47.06%) Draytek
5 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (47.06%) NETGEAR
5 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
5 16 (47.06%) Azure
5 16 (47.06%) Microsoft 365
6 11 (32.35%) SLA
6 11 (32.35%) SD-WAN
6 11 (32.35%) Palo Alto
7 10 (29.41%) ITIL
7 10 (29.41%) CCNA
7 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (29.41%) Service Delivery
7 10 (29.41%) Change Management
7 10 (29.41%) F5

2nd Line Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 16 (47.06%) Azure
1 16 (47.06%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (67.65%) Firewall
1 23 (67.65%) LAN
1 23 (67.65%) WAN
2 16 (47.06%) Wireshark
3 11 (32.35%) SD-WAN
4 6 (17.65%) Cisco Firepower
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco ISE
General
1 16 (47.06%) Social Skills
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
1 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Network Monitoring
2 16 (47.06%) Information Security
2 16 (47.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (29.41%) Change Management
3 10 (29.41%) Incident Management
3 10 (29.41%) ITIL
3 10 (29.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Agile
5 1 (2.94%) Network Design
5 1 (2.94%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (2.94%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.94%) Project Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) CCNA
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
1 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (97.06%) Cisco
2 26 (76.47%) Fortinet
3 16 (47.06%) CheckPoint
3 16 (47.06%) Draytek
3 16 (47.06%) Juniper
3 16 (47.06%) NETGEAR
3 16 (47.06%) VMware
4 11 (32.35%) Palo Alto
5 10 (29.41%) F5
6 5 (14.71%) Aruba