Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead Network Engineer was £59,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1045 1060 1049
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11 +170
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Network Engineer 56 127 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.074% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.077% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 27 101 142
UK median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.27% +4.76% -19.23%
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,750 £40,500
90th Percentile £101,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.56% +3.00% -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 144,593 165,356 169,885
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,609 134,433 141,414
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +17 52 £59,000 +7.27% 8
UK excluding London +21 47 £59,000 +14.56% 9
Midlands +51 20 £44,215 +7.84% 3
East Midlands +38 18 - - 2
South East -5 11 £59,000 +16.26%
East of England +29 9 £46,250 -15.14% 3
London +19 9 £82,500 +43.48% 1
North of England +33 3 £45,000 -12.62% 1
North West +29 3 £45,000 -12.62%
Scotland +7 2 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Wales -14 2 £37,000 -43.08%
West Midlands - 2 £44,215 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 51 (91.07%) Cisco
2 46 (82.14%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (73.21%) LAN
4 40 (71.43%) WAN
5 36 (64.29%) Firewall
6 28 (50.00%) CCNP
7 24 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
8 23 (41.07%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (41.07%) NX-OS
9 22 (39.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (37.50%) SolarWinds
11 20 (35.71%) Migration
12 18 (32.14%) Cisco Prime
12 18 (32.14%) SAN
12 18 (32.14%) Wireshark
12 18 (32.14%) Infrastructure Transformation
12 18 (32.14%) IT Strategy
13 17 (30.36%) CCIE
13 17 (30.36%) Wireless
14 14 (25.00%) OSPF
15 13 (23.21%) Retail
15 13 (23.21%) Multichannel Retail
16 12 (21.43%) Load Balancing
16 12 (21.43%) Network Security
16 12 (21.43%) BGP
17 11 (19.64%) MPLS
17 11 (19.64%) Juniper
18 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
19 9 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
20 8 (14.29%) Unified Communications

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (73.21%) LAN
2 40 (71.43%) WAN
3 36 (64.29%) Firewall
4 24 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
5 23 (41.07%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (41.07%) NX-OS
6 22 (39.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (32.14%) SAN
7 18 (32.14%) Wireshark
8 17 (30.36%) Wireless
9 14 (25.00%) OSPF
10 12 (21.43%) BGP
10 12 (21.43%) Network Security
11 11 (19.64%) MPLS
12 8 (14.29%) Unified Communications
13 7 (12.50%) DNS
14 6 (10.71%) IPsec
14 6 (10.71%) VoIP
14 6 (10.71%) VPN
15 4 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (23.21%) Retail
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) RFC 2544
2 1 (1.79%) Ajax
2 1 (1.79%) LAMP
2 1 (1.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Life Science
3 2 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.57%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.79%) IVR
4 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.79%) Debian
4 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) Migration
2 18 (32.14%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 18 (32.14%) IT Strategy
3 13 (23.21%) Multichannel Retail
4 12 (21.43%) Load Balancing
5 6 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.14%) ITIL
6 4 (7.14%) Mathematics
6 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.14%) Project Management
6 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
6 4 (7.14%) TOGAF
7 3 (5.36%) Change Control
7 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
7 3 (5.36%) Network Design
8 2 (3.57%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.57%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) C
1 2 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (82.14%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (50.00%) CCNP
3 17 (30.36%) CCIE
4 7 (12.50%) Degree
5 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 4 (7.14%) CCNA
6 4 (7.14%) CEH
6 4 (7.14%) CISSP
6 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (3.57%) CCDP
8 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.79%) CCSA
9 1 (1.79%) MCP
9 1 (1.79%) MCSA
9 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (32.14%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.79%) Ansible
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 51 (91.07%) Cisco
2 21 (37.50%) SolarWinds
3 11 (19.64%) Juniper
4 6 (10.71%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.93%) Palo Alto
6 4 (7.14%) Brocade
6 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.36%) F5
8 2 (3.57%) Huawei
8 2 (3.57%) NETGEAR
8 2 (3.57%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.57%) VMware
9 1 (1.79%) Aruba
9 1 (1.79%) Citrix
9 1 (1.79%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow