Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Network Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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

Lead Network Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1086 1049 1212
Rank change year-on-year -37 +163 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Network Engineer 117 125 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.073% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.076% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 97 115 76
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% -17.60% +25.00%
10th Percentile £40,650 £40,500 £39,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £89,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% -16.67% +20.00%

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 171,248 165,387 197,547
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.55% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 140,052 137,335 165,754
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Lead Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Network Engineer in the UK

Lead Network Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead Network Engineer in the UK

Lead Network Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Network Engineer over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Network Engineer in the UK

Lead Network Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Network Engineer within the UK 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
England -23 114 £55,000 +6.80% 6
UK excluding London -22 87 £56,000 +12.00% 1
South East +9 44 £66,000 +14.78%
London -34 31 £55,000 -4.35% 5
North of England -14 19 £47,000 +14.63%
Yorkshire - 15 £47,000 -
Wales - 14 £65,000 -
South West +1 13 £65,000 -
East of England -26 6 £57,500 +15.00%
North West -28 4 £51,500 +25.61%
Midlands -3 2 £41,000 -10.87% 1
Scotland -40 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £41,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, Lead Network Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Lead Network Engineer in the job title.

1 106 (90.60%) Cisco
2 82 (70.09%) Firewall
3 70 (59.83%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (52.99%) CCNP
5 49 (41.88%) Wireless
6 42 (35.90%) WAN
7 40 (34.19%) Juniper
8 39 (33.33%) ITIL
8 39 (33.33%) LAN
9 35 (29.91%) CheckPoint
9 35 (29.91%) Palo Alto
10 34 (29.06%) Cisco Nexus
11 33 (28.21%) VPN
11 33 (28.21%) F5
12 32 (27.35%) VMware
13 31 (26.50%) BGP
14 30 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (25.64%) SolarWinds
15 28 (23.93%) Data Centre
15 28 (23.93%) OSPF
16 27 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (21.37%) CCNA
18 24 (20.51%) Internet
19 23 (19.66%) DNS
19 23 (19.66%) DHCP
19 23 (19.66%) Coaching
19 23 (19.66%) Load Balancing
20 22 (18.80%) TCP/IP
21 21 (17.95%) Retail
21 21 (17.95%) Cisco ASA

Lead 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.42%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.27%) Akamai
1 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.56%) Office 365
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
3 1 (0.85%) PaaS
3 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (70.09%) Firewall
2 49 (41.88%) Wireless
3 42 (35.90%) WAN
4 39 (33.33%) LAN
5 34 (29.06%) Cisco Nexus
6 33 (28.21%) VPN
7 31 (26.50%) BGP
8 28 (23.93%) OSPF
9 24 (20.51%) Internet
10 23 (19.66%) DHCP
10 23 (19.66%) DNS
11 22 (18.80%) TCP/IP
12 21 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (17.09%) Cisco IOS
14 16 (13.68%) MPLS
15 14 (11.97%) Cisco ISE
15 14 (11.97%) Network Security
16 13 (11.11%) Ethernet
17 12 (10.26%) VLAN
18 10 (8.55%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.85%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (17.95%) Retail
2 20 (17.09%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (0.85%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.27%) CSS
2 4 (3.42%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.71%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.93%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.40%) User Experience
3 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.71%) Cybercrime
5 2 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.38%) Windows
2 12 (10.26%) Linux
3 4 (3.42%) Unix
4 2 (1.71%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.71%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.33%) ITIL
2 30 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (19.66%) Coaching
4 23 (19.66%) Load Balancing
5 20 (17.09%) Problem Management
6 19 (16.24%) Decision-Making
7 16 (13.68%) Change Control
7 16 (13.68%) Network Management
8 15 (12.82%) E-Commerce
9 14 (11.97%) Runbook
10 13 (11.11%) IT Strategy
10 13 (11.11%) Service Management
11 12 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (10.26%) Service Delivery
12 11 (9.40%) ITSM
12 11 (9.40%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (9.40%) TOGAF
13 8 (6.84%) Capacity Management
13 8 (6.84%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.40%) Python
2 7 (5.98%) Bash Shell
2 7 (5.98%) PHP
3 4 (3.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 70 (59.83%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (52.99%) CCNP
3 25 (21.37%) CCNA
4 12 (10.26%) JNCIP
5 11 (9.40%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (8.55%) CCIE
7 9 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.98%) SC Cleared
9 6 (5.13%) Degree
10 4 (3.42%) CCSA
10 4 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (3.42%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.56%) CCIP
12 1 (0.85%) CCDP
12 1 (0.85%) HNC
12 1 (0.85%) HND
12 1 (0.85%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.85%) MCP
12 1 (0.85%) MCSA
12 1 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.55%) VMware NSX
2 7 (5.98%) KVM
2 7 (5.98%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.71%) Firmware
3 2 (1.71%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (5.98%) Ansible
1 7 (5.98%) Nagios
1 7 (5.98%) ZABBIX
2 5 (4.27%) Cisco CME
2 5 (4.27%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.42%) Puppet
4 2 (1.71%) Cacti
4 2 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 106 (90.60%) Cisco
2 40 (34.19%) Juniper
3 35 (29.91%) CheckPoint
3 35 (29.91%) Palo Alto
4 33 (28.21%) F5
5 32 (27.35%) VMware
6 30 (25.64%) SolarWinds
7 15 (12.82%) Avaya
8 14 (11.97%) Genesys
8 14 (11.97%) Verint
9 13 (11.11%) Infoblox
10 12 (10.26%) HP
11 8 (6.84%) Aruba
11 8 (6.84%) Dell
12 7 (5.98%) 3Com
13 5 (4.27%) Blue Coat
13 5 (4.27%) Citrix
13 5 (4.27%) Fortinet
13 5 (4.27%) Prolexic
13 5 (4.27%) Zscaler