Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Administrator was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Network Administrator
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1047 1030 1033
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Administrator 151 188 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.100% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 125 170 247
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £22,725 £23,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +33.93%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Network Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Administrator in the UK

Network Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Administrator in the UK

Network Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Administrator over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Administrator in the UK

Network Administrator
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +9 147 £37,500 - 4
UK excluding London +32 101 £35,000 - 5
London -33 48 £40,000 -5.88%
South East +57 35 £42,500 -10.53% 1
East of England +29 23 £32,000 +16.36% 2
Midlands +29 17 £30,000 -17.24%
North of England -6 14 £30,500 +6.09% 1
West Midlands +8 12 - -
South West +30 10 £35,000 +7.69%
North West -7 10 £31,750 +5.83% 1
East Midlands +36 5 £30,000 +36.36%
Yorkshire +22 4 £24,000 +2.13%
Scotland -11 2 £36,375 -14.41% 1

Network Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Network Administrator 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 Network Administrator in the job title.

1 99 (65.56%) Firewall
2 79 (52.32%) WAN
3 77 (50.99%) LAN
3 77 (50.99%) Cisco
4 53 (35.10%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (35.10%) VPN
4 53 (35.10%) Windows
5 52 (34.44%) VMware
6 49 (32.45%) TCP/IP
7 47 (31.13%) CCNA
7 47 (31.13%) Linux
8 40 (26.49%) Windows Server
9 38 (25.17%) DNS
9 38 (25.17%) VLAN
10 37 (24.50%) Intrusion Detection
11 35 (23.18%) Active Directory
11 35 (23.18%) BGP
11 35 (23.18%) Finance
12 32 (21.19%) CCNP
12 32 (21.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (19.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (19.87%) DHCP
14 28 (18.54%) OSPF
15 27 (17.88%) HTTP
15 27 (17.88%) Degree
16 26 (17.22%) Python
16 26 (17.22%) Juniper
17 25 (16.56%) Management Information System
17 25 (16.56%) Network Security
18 24 (15.89%) SAN

Network Administrator 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 17 (11.26%) CMS
2 13 (8.61%) Apache
2 13 (8.61%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.32%) IIS
6 1 (0.66%) Zimbra
Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (7.95%) Office 365
2 6 (3.97%) SaaS
3 5 (3.31%) IaaS
4 3 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.66%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (65.56%) Firewall
2 79 (52.32%) WAN
3 77 (50.99%) LAN
4 53 (35.10%) VPN
5 49 (32.45%) TCP/IP
6 38 (25.17%) DNS
6 38 (25.17%) VLAN
7 37 (24.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 35 (23.18%) BGP
9 30 (19.87%) DHCP
10 28 (18.54%) OSPF
11 27 (17.88%) HTTP
12 25 (16.56%) Network Security
13 24 (15.89%) SAN
14 22 (14.57%) FTP
15 20 (13.25%) HTTPS
16 19 (12.58%) HSRP
17 18 (11.92%) Telnet
18 17 (11.26%) tcpdump
18 17 (11.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.96%) MySQL
2 9 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (23.18%) Finance
2 16 (10.60%) Back Office
2 16 (10.60%) Military
3 9 (5.96%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.30%) Banking
5 6 (3.97%) Games
6 3 (1.99%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Electronics
7 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.66%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.91%) POSIX
2 4 (2.65%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (2.65%) LAMP
3 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.56%) Management Information System
2 16 (10.60%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.62%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.30%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.64%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.97%) Fintech
7 4 (2.65%) Eurex
7 4 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.99%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.99%) NHS
8 3 (1.99%) Replication
9 1 (0.66%) Clustering
9 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.66%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.66%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 53 (35.10%) Windows
2 47 (31.13%) Linux
3 40 (26.49%) Windows Server
4 30 (19.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (13.25%) CentOS
7 18 (11.92%) Debian
8 15 (9.93%) Ubuntu
9 13 (8.61%) Unix
9 13 (8.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (5.30%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.31%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.65%) AIX
12 4 (2.65%) Fedora
12 4 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.65%) Solaris
12 4 (2.65%) SUSE
12 4 (2.65%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.65%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.26%) Data Encryption
1 17 (11.26%) Data Security
1 17 (11.26%) Network Optimisation
2 16 (10.60%) Document Management
2 16 (10.60%) ITIL
3 15 (9.93%) DevOps
3 15 (9.93%) Load Balancing
4 9 (5.96%) Low Latency
4 9 (5.96%) Network Management
5 8 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.30%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.64%) Hardware Maintenance
6 7 (4.64%) Project Management
6 7 (4.64%) Service Management
7 6 (3.97%) High Availability
7 6 (3.97%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.31%) Change Management
8 5 (3.31%) Security Management
8 5 (3.31%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.22%) Python
2 24 (15.89%) Perl
3 23 (15.23%) Bash Shell
4 18 (11.92%) SQL
5 15 (9.93%) Shell Script
6 9 (5.96%) Java
6 9 (5.96%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.65%) Bourne shell
7 4 (2.65%) C-shell
7 4 (2.65%) Korn
7 4 (2.65%) PHP
8 3 (1.99%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.66%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.66%) C
9 1 (0.66%) VB
9 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (35.10%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (31.13%) CCNA
3 32 (21.19%) CCNP
4 27 (17.88%) Degree
5 12 (7.95%) MCSE
5 12 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (6.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (5.96%) MCSA
8 5 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.31%) MCP
9 4 (2.65%) CCSP
9 4 (2.65%) RHCE
9 4 (2.65%) RHCSA
10 3 (1.99%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.32%) CCIE
11 2 (1.32%) CISSP
11 2 (1.32%) MCSD
11 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.66%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.66%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.92%) SLA
2 4 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 35 (23.18%) Active Directory
2 32 (21.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.27%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.62%) vSphere
5 7 (4.64%) XenApp
6 5 (3.31%) NFS
6 5 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.99%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.99%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 23 (15.23%) Nagios
2 14 (9.27%) Ansible
2 14 (9.27%) Puppet
2 14 (9.27%) ZABBIX
3 10 (6.62%) Salt
4 5 (3.31%) Cacti
4 5 (3.31%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.65%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (2.65%) OpenNMS
5 4 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.32%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.66%) DameWare
7 1 (0.66%) Munin
7 1 (0.66%) Opsview
7 1 (0.66%) SCCM
7 1 (0.66%) SCOM
7 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (50.99%) Cisco
2 52 (34.44%) VMware
3 26 (17.22%) Juniper
4 22 (14.57%) Red Hat
5 18 (11.92%) HP
6 17 (11.26%) Xerox
7 16 (10.60%) Microsoft
8 14 (9.27%) SolarWinds
9 12 (7.95%) F5
9 12 (7.95%) Fortinet
9 12 (7.95%) Motorola
10 10 (6.62%) SaltStack
11 9 (5.96%) Citrix
12 5 (3.31%) CheckPoint
12 5 (3.31%) Palo Alto
13 4 (2.65%) Bloomberg
13 4 (2.65%) CQG
13 4 (2.65%) EccoWare
13 4 (2.65%) NYFIX
13 4 (2.65%) Reuters