Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Network Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1039 1035 1199
Rank change year-on-year -4 +164 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Network Engineer 128 144 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.082% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.086% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 102 140 64
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -19.23% +30.00%
10th Percentile £39,750 £40,500 £40,975
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% -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 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -3 116 £55,000 +3.77% 6
UK excluding London -8 82 £51,500 +3.00% 3
London -8 47 £57,500 - 4
South East +13 36 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Wales +34 24 £65,000 -
South West +9 18 £65,000 +30.00%
North of England -13 11 £51,500 +25.61% 1
North West -15 7 £51,500 +25.61% 1
Scotland - 6 £57,500 -
Yorkshire +30 4 £47,000 -6.00%
East of England -1 3 £54,500 +9.00%
East Midlands +15 2 £41,000 +2.50%
Midlands -5 2 £41,000 -5.75%

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Lead 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 Lead Network Engineer in the job title.

1 119 (92.97%) Cisco
2 91 (71.09%) Firewall
3 87 (67.97%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (63.28%) CCNP
5 58 (45.31%) Wireless
6 56 (43.75%) WAN
7 51 (39.84%) BGP
8 45 (35.16%) Cisco Nexus
9 43 (33.59%) F5
10 41 (32.03%) SolarWinds
10 41 (32.03%) OSPF
11 40 (31.25%) Juniper
12 39 (30.47%) LAN
12 39 (30.47%) Palo Alto
13 38 (29.69%) ITIL
14 33 (25.78%) Data Centre
15 32 (25.00%) Network Security
16 31 (24.22%) CCNA
16 31 (24.22%) CheckPoint
17 30 (23.44%) MPLS
18 28 (21.88%) TCP/IP
19 27 (21.09%) VPN
20 24 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
20 24 (18.75%) Coaching
21 21 (16.41%) Cisco ISE
21 21 (16.41%) Problem Management
21 21 (16.41%) Network Management
21 21 (16.41%) EIGRP
22 20 (15.63%) Telecoms
22 20 (15.63%) Change Control

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 6 (4.69%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.13%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.25%) Office 365
3 6 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.34%) Akamai
5 1 (0.78%) IaaS
5 1 (0.78%) PaaS
5 1 (0.78%) SaaS
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (71.09%) Firewall
2 58 (45.31%) Wireless
3 56 (43.75%) WAN
4 51 (39.84%) BGP
5 45 (35.16%) Cisco Nexus
6 41 (32.03%) OSPF
7 39 (30.47%) LAN
8 32 (25.00%) Network Security
9 30 (23.44%) MPLS
10 28 (21.88%) TCP/IP
11 27 (21.09%) VPN
12 21 (16.41%) Cisco ISE
12 21 (16.41%) EIGRP
13 20 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
14 18 (14.06%) Internet
15 16 (12.50%) VoIP
15 16 (12.50%) WLAN
16 15 (11.72%) IPsec
17 14 (10.94%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.72%) Finance
3 11 (8.59%) Retail
4 5 (3.91%) Banking
4 5 (3.91%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.13%) XMPP
3 3 (2.34%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.78%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.94%) User Experience
3 7 (5.47%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.13%) Clustering
4 4 (3.13%) PKI
5 3 (2.34%) FlexPod
5 3 (2.34%) Spread Betting
5 3 (2.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.78%) Equities
7 1 (0.78%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.25%) Windows
2 7 (5.47%) Linux
3 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.69%) ITIL
2 24 (18.75%) Coaching
2 24 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (16.41%) Network Management
3 21 (16.41%) Problem Management
4 20 (15.63%) Change Control
5 19 (14.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (14.84%) IT Strategy
6 18 (14.06%) Runbook
6 18 (14.06%) Service Management
7 16 (12.50%) ITSM
7 16 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 14 (10.94%) Load Balancing
8 14 (10.94%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (10.94%) TOGAF
9 11 (8.59%) Mentoring
9 11 (8.59%) Migration
10 9 (7.03%) Network Architecture
11 8 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (6.25%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.59%) Python
2 10 (7.81%) Bash Shell
3 6 (4.69%) PHP
4 5 (3.91%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 87 (67.97%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (63.28%) CCNP
3 31 (24.22%) CCNA
4 18 (14.06%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (11.72%) CCIE
6 13 (10.16%) JNCIP
7 6 (4.69%) CCSA
7 6 (4.69%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.91%) CISSP
9 4 (3.13%) CASP
9 4 (3.13%) CCDP
9 4 (3.13%) CCSE
9 4 (3.13%) CCVP
9 4 (3.13%) CEH
9 4 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (3.13%) CISM
9 4 (3.13%) SSCP
10 3 (2.34%) EMCIE
10 3 (2.34%) EMCTA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.06%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.69%) KVM
2 6 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.91%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (4.69%) Ansible
2 6 (4.69%) Nagios
2 6 (4.69%) ZABBIX
3 5 (3.91%) Cacti
4 4 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (3.13%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (2.34%) Cisco CME
6 2 (1.56%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 119 (92.97%) Cisco
2 43 (33.59%) F5
3 41 (32.03%) SolarWinds
4 40 (31.25%) Juniper
5 39 (30.47%) Palo Alto
6 31 (24.22%) CheckPoint
7 18 (14.06%) Infoblox
8 15 (11.72%) VMware
9 13 (10.16%) HP
10 12 (9.38%) Aruba
11 8 (6.25%) Dell
12 7 (5.47%) 3Com
12 7 (5.47%) Riverbed
13 6 (4.69%) Avaya
14 5 (3.91%) Brocade
14 5 (3.91%) IronPort
14 5 (3.91%) Polycom
14 5 (3.91%) Siemens
15 4 (3.13%) Extreme Networks
15 4 (3.13%) Verint