Period
to 18 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Network Engineer was £56,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1131 1116 1215
Rank change year-on-year -15 +99 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Network Engineer 71 94 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.053% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.055% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 58 77 75
UK median annual salary £56,500 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.00% -13.04% -7.26%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,500 £41,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £74,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -13.04% +15.00%

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 167,987 170,855 196,490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.21% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,960 139,529 164,954
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Network Engineer in the UK

Lead 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 Lead Network Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 July 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 -13 71 £56,500 +13.00% 10
UK excluding London -16 52 £55,000 +10.00% 8
South East +7 26 £57,000 +23.24%
London 0 19 £62,500 +6.38% 2
North of England +4 14 £47,000 +14.63% 2
Yorkshire - 13 £47,000 - 2
Midlands +10 8 £39,821 -18.73% 4
East Midlands +7 8 £39,821 -23.42% 2
East of England +2 4 £57,500 +15.00% 1
North West -13 1 £45,000 +9.76%

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 61 (85.92%) Cisco
2 47 (66.20%) Firewall
3 44 (61.97%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (54.93%) CCNP
5 36 (50.70%) LAN
6 33 (46.48%) WAN
7 24 (33.80%) Juniper
8 21 (29.58%) VMware
9 20 (28.17%) CheckPoint
9 20 (28.17%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (26.76%) VPN
10 19 (26.76%) Wireless
11 18 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (23.94%) Palo Alto
12 17 (23.94%) Retail
12 17 (23.94%) ITIL
13 16 (22.54%) Data Centre
13 16 (22.54%) Load Balancing
14 15 (21.13%) SolarWinds
14 15 (21.13%) Windows
14 15 (21.13%) BGP
15 14 (19.72%) DNS
15 14 (19.72%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (18.31%) F5
16 13 (18.31%) DHCP
16 13 (18.31%) OSPF
17 12 (16.90%) Avaya
17 12 (16.90%) Genesys
17 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
17 12 (16.90%) Verint

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 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 47 (66.20%) Firewall
2 36 (50.70%) LAN
3 33 (46.48%) WAN
4 20 (28.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (26.76%) VPN
5 19 (26.76%) Wireless
6 18 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (21.13%) BGP
8 14 (19.72%) Cisco IOS
8 14 (19.72%) DNS
9 13 (18.31%) DHCP
9 13 (18.31%) OSPF
10 10 (14.08%) Network Security
11 9 (12.68%) MPLS
11 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
12 8 (11.27%) Wireshark
13 7 (9.86%) Internet
14 6 (8.45%) HSRP
14 6 (8.45%) SAN
14 6 (8.45%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.41%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (23.94%) Retail
2 10 (14.08%) Finance
3 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.82%) CSS
2 2 (2.82%) RFC 2544
3 1 (1.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.82%) Cybercrime
3 2 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.82%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) Linux
3 3 (4.23%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) ITIL
2 16 (22.54%) Load Balancing
3 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
4 9 (12.68%) Network Management
4 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (11.27%) Migration
6 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 6 (8.45%) IT Strategy
6 6 (8.45%) Multichannel Retail
6 6 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.04%) Coaching
7 5 (7.04%) Proactive Management
7 5 (7.04%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.63%) Line Management
8 4 (5.63%) Network Design
8 4 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (4.23%) Capacity Management
9 3 (4.23%) Change Control
9 3 (4.23%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (4.23%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) Python
2 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.41%) Perl
3 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (61.97%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (54.93%) CCNP
3 11 (15.49%) CCIE
4 8 (11.27%) CCNA
4 8 (11.27%) Degree
4 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (4.23%) CCSA
7 3 (4.23%) JNCIE
7 3 (4.23%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.41%) CCIE Security
9 1 (1.41%) CCIP
9 1 (1.41%) CISSP
9 1 (1.41%) HNC
9 1 (1.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) VMware NSX
2 4 (5.63%) Firmware
3 2 (2.82%) Snort
4 1 (1.41%) KVM
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.23%) Puppet
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco CME
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.41%) Ansible
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.41%) Nagios
4 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (85.92%) Cisco
2 24 (33.80%) Juniper
3 21 (29.58%) VMware
4 20 (28.17%) CheckPoint
5 17 (23.94%) Palo Alto
6 15 (21.13%) SolarWinds
7 13 (18.31%) F5
8 12 (16.90%) Avaya
8 12 (16.90%) Genesys
8 12 (16.90%) Verint
9 5 (7.04%) Dell
10 3 (4.23%) EMC
10 3 (4.23%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.23%) HP
10 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
10 3 (4.23%) NetApp
10 3 (4.23%) Splunk
10 3 (4.23%) Tufin
11 2 (2.82%) Aruba
11 2 (2.82%) Zscaler