Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Core Network Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Core Network Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1116 1197 1293
Rank change year-on-year +81 +96 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Core Network Engineer 61 25 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.013% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.014% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 60 17 20
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +13.92%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,250 £37,125
90th Percentile £65,250 £51,000 £53,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +37.50% -5.88% -10.53%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Core Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Core Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Core Network Engineer in the UK

Core Network Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Core Network Engineer.

Salary trend for Core Network Engineer in the UK

Core Network Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Core Network Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Core Network Engineer in the UK

Core Network Engineer
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Core Network Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
England +58 57 £55,000 +10.00% 3
UK excluding London +91 41 £55,000 +37.50% 3
South East +58 35 £55,000 +37.50% 1
London +6 19 £42,500 -15.00%
Scotland - 3 £57,500 -
North of England - 1 £51,500 - 1
Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
North West - 1 £51,500 - 1
South West - 1 £57,500 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £60,000 -

Core Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Core Network Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Core Network Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (77.05%) Telecoms
1 47 (77.05%) Linux
2 37 (60.66%) Network Design
3 33 (54.10%) Cisco
4 29 (47.54%) Data Centre
5 24 (39.34%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (37.70%) MPLS
6 23 (37.70%) CCIE
6 23 (37.70%) CCNP
7 22 (36.07%) Juniper
7 22 (36.07%) Python
8 21 (34.43%) Perl
8 21 (34.43%) WAN
8 21 (34.43%) Bash Shell
9 20 (32.79%) LTE
9 20 (32.79%) UMTS
9 20 (32.79%) GSM
10 19 (31.15%) Software Engineering
10 19 (31.15%) Wireshark
10 19 (31.15%) High Availability
11 18 (29.51%) VPN
12 16 (26.23%) Unix
13 15 (24.59%) SS7
13 15 (24.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 15 (24.59%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (24.59%) Ethernet
13 15 (24.59%) C
13 15 (24.59%) Radio Access Network
13 15 (24.59%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (24.59%) VoLTE

Core 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:

Communications & Networking
1 23 (37.70%) MPLS
2 21 (34.43%) WAN
3 20 (32.79%) GSM
3 20 (32.79%) LTE
3 20 (32.79%) UMTS
4 19 (31.15%) Wireshark
5 18 (29.51%) VPN
6 15 (24.59%) Ethernet
6 15 (24.59%) Radio Access Network
6 15 (24.59%) SS7
6 15 (24.59%) VoLTE
7 11 (18.03%) BGP
7 11 (18.03%) LAN
8 10 (16.39%) GGSN
8 10 (16.39%) IPsec
8 10 (16.39%) PBX
8 10 (16.39%) RTP
8 10 (16.39%) SCCP
8 10 (16.39%) TCAP
8 10 (16.39%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) GCC
1 10 (16.39%) GDB
1 10 (16.39%) Subversion
1 10 (16.39%) Trac
General
1 47 (77.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.64%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (16.39%) STL
2 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.64%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 29 (47.54%) Data Centre
2 15 (24.59%) Smartphone
3 8 (13.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (77.05%) Linux
2 16 (26.23%) Unix
3 15 (24.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (60.66%) Network Design
2 19 (31.15%) High Availability
2 19 (31.15%) Software Engineering
3 15 (24.59%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (24.59%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (24.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 11 (18.03%) Low Latency
4 11 (18.03%) Network Architecture
5 10 (16.39%) Cross-Platform Development
5 10 (16.39%) Multithreading
5 10 (16.39%) OO
6 8 (13.11%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (3.28%) Presales
8 1 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.64%) ITIL
8 1 (1.64%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.64%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) Python
2 21 (34.43%) Bash Shell
2 21 (34.43%) Perl
3 15 (24.59%) C
4 11 (18.03%) C++
5 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (39.34%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (37.70%) CCIE
2 23 (37.70%) CCNP
3 15 (24.59%) DV Cleared
3 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) CCIP
4 3 (4.92%) JNCIE
4 3 (4.92%) JNCIP
5 2 (3.28%) Degree
6 1 (1.64%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 33 (54.10%) Cisco
2 22 (36.07%) Juniper
3 9 (14.75%) Huawei
4 1 (1.64%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.64%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.64%) F5
4 1 (1.64%) Infoblox