Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Network Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1098 1085 1118
Rank change year-on-year -13 +33 +122
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Network Engineer 50 96 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.055% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.057% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 27 78 119
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,750 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.30% -0.49% -21.54%
10th Percentile £39,691 £38,813 £41,700
90th Percentile £105,500 £81,250 £74,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -

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 157,780 167,740 185,084
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,111 134,369 155,159
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Network Engineer in the UK

Lead Network Engineer
Top 12 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 18 October 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 -6 48 £60,000 +16.50% 6
UK excluding London -5 35 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Midlands +31 18 £41,625 -19.95%
East Midlands +5 17 £39,821 -23.42%
London +13 15 £71,750 +19.58% 2
South East +4 8 £56,000 +31.76%
East of England +19 4 £45,000 -10.00%
North of England +7 3 £43,750 -12.50% 2
North West -2 2 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Wales -10 2 £37,000 -9.20%
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £43,429 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 44 (88.00%) Cisco
2 37 (74.00%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (66.00%) CCNP
4 31 (62.00%) LAN
5 29 (58.00%) Firewall
6 28 (56.00%) WAN
7 22 (44.00%) SolarWinds
8 21 (42.00%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (42.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (38.00%) Migration
10 18 (36.00%) Cisco Prime
11 17 (34.00%) Juniper
11 17 (34.00%) Wireshark
12 16 (32.00%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (32.00%) Retail
12 16 (32.00%) SAN
12 16 (32.00%) NX-OS
12 16 (32.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
12 16 (32.00%) IT Strategy
13 15 (30.00%) Multichannel Retail
14 11 (22.00%) BGP
15 10 (20.00%) OSPF
16 9 (18.00%) CCIE
17 8 (16.00%) CheckPoint
17 8 (16.00%) Wireless
18 7 (14.00%) MPLS
18 7 (14.00%) Degree
18 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
18 7 (14.00%) F5
19 6 (12.00%) Computer Science

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 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (62.00%) LAN
2 29 (58.00%) Firewall
3 28 (56.00%) WAN
4 21 (42.00%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (42.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (34.00%) Wireshark
6 16 (32.00%) Cisco IOS
6 16 (32.00%) NX-OS
6 16 (32.00%) SAN
7 11 (22.00%) BGP
8 10 (20.00%) OSPF
9 8 (16.00%) Wireless
10 7 (14.00%) MPLS
11 6 (12.00%) Network Security
12 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
13 4 (8.00%) VLAN
14 3 (6.00%) BIG-IP
14 3 (6.00%) DNS
14 3 (6.00%) VPN
14 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (32.00%) Retail
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) RFC 2544
2 2 (4.00%) XMPP
3 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.00%) Life Science
4 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Migration
2 16 (32.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 16 (32.00%) IT Strategy
3 15 (30.00%) Multichannel Retail
4 6 (12.00%) ITIL
5 5 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (8.00%) Line Management
6 4 (8.00%) Network Management
6 4 (8.00%) Proactive Management
7 3 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (4.00%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.00%) High Availability
8 2 (4.00%) Information Security
8 2 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.00%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (4.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (74.00%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (66.00%) CCNP
3 9 (18.00%) CCIE
4 7 (14.00%) Degree
5 6 (12.00%) CCNA
5 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.00%) CCDP
8 2 (4.00%) CCSA
8 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.00%) JNCIE
8 2 (4.00%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.00%) CCIE Security
9 1 (2.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (36.00%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.00%) Ansible
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 44 (88.00%) Cisco
2 22 (44.00%) SolarWinds
3 17 (34.00%) Juniper
4 8 (16.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (14.00%) F5
6 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.00%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.00%) VMware
9 2 (4.00%) Dell
9 2 (4.00%) EMC
9 2 (4.00%) NetApp
9 2 (4.00%) Splunk
10 1 (2.00%) Aruba
10 1 (2.00%) Avaya
10 1 (2.00%) Genesys
10 1 (2.00%) HP
10 1 (2.00%) Huawei
10 1 (2.00%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.00%) SevOne
10 1 (2.00%) Verint