Period
to 2 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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

Network Architect
UK
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 692 749 951
Rank change year-on-year +57 +202 -79
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 169 349 263
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 164 366 254
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £48,990 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +3.85% +8.33%

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 83,902 137,747 166,940
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 95.98% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 67,259 109,368 135,654
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Architect.

Salary trend for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Architect over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
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 Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 2 June 2020. 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 +61 158 £70,000 - 12
UK excluding London +88 110 £67,500 - 9
South East +119 66 £77,500 +6.90% 5
London +62 49 £72,500 -9.38% 3
Work from Home -25 40 £72,500 +3.57%
North of England +116 18 £60,000 -14.29% 2
South West +85 16 £47,500 -19.15%
North West +99 13 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Midlands +38 7 £55,000 -15.38% 2
West Midlands +29 7 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Yorkshire +97 5 £65,000 -3.70%
Scotland +37 2 £100,000 +42.86%
East of England +74 1 £72,500 +20.83%

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, Network Architect 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 Network Architect in the job title.

1 104 (61.54%) Cisco
2 79 (46.75%) Firewall
3 73 (43.20%) Network Security
4 64 (37.87%) WAN
5 60 (35.50%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (28.40%) Juniper
7 44 (26.04%) Finance
7 44 (26.04%) Network Design
8 42 (24.85%) Data Centre
9 41 (24.26%) LAN
10 40 (23.67%) CCNP
11 34 (20.12%) CCIE
12 33 (19.53%) Meraki
13 32 (18.93%) VMware
13 32 (18.93%) VPN
13 32 (18.93%) Presales
14 31 (18.34%) F5
15 29 (17.16%) Network Architecture
16 27 (15.98%) Azure
17 26 (15.38%) Security Cleared
17 26 (15.38%) MPLS
18 24 (14.20%) Palo Alto
19 23 (13.61%) BGP
20 22 (13.02%) Linux
20 22 (13.02%) AWS
21 19 (11.24%) OSPF
21 19 (11.24%) Wireless
22 17 (10.06%) DNS
22 17 (10.06%) DHCP
22 17 (10.06%) Network Monitoring

Network Architect 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 8 (4.73%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.37%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.18%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.59%) Confluence
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) GNU Octave
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.98%) Azure
2 22 (13.02%) AWS
3 9 (5.33%) IaaS
4 8 (4.73%) PaaS
4 8 (4.73%) SaaS
5 7 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 79 (46.75%) Firewall
2 73 (43.20%) Network Security
3 64 (37.87%) WAN
4 41 (24.26%) LAN
5 32 (18.93%) VPN
6 26 (15.38%) MPLS
7 23 (13.61%) BGP
8 19 (11.24%) OSPF
8 19 (11.24%) Wireless
9 17 (10.06%) DHCP
9 17 (10.06%) DNS
10 16 (9.47%) Internet
11 15 (8.88%) TCP/IP
11 15 (8.88%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (8.88%) WLAN
12 13 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (6.51%) HTTP
13 11 (6.51%) VoIP
14 10 (5.92%) NetScaler
15 8 (4.73%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.59%) HBase
2 1 (0.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
General
1 44 (26.04%) Finance
2 13 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 12 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.51%) Military
5 2 (1.18%) Legal
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.73%) FIX Protocol
1 8 (4.73%) Middleware
2 3 (1.78%) LDAP
3 1 (0.59%) .NET
3 1 (0.59%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.59%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.85%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.06%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.33%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.96%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.78%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.18%) NHS
9 1 (0.59%) IVR
9 1 (0.59%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.59%) User Experience
9 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.02%) Linux
2 10 (5.92%) Windows
3 9 (5.33%) Unix
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.04%) Network Design
2 32 (18.93%) Presales
3 29 (17.16%) Network Architecture
4 17 (10.06%) Network Monitoring
5 16 (9.47%) Customer Requirements
6 15 (8.88%) Change Management
6 15 (8.88%) ITIL
6 15 (8.88%) Migration
6 15 (8.88%) Network Management
6 15 (8.88%) Service Management
7 14 (8.28%) Decision-Making
8 13 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 13 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
9 12 (7.10%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (7.10%) Technical Analysis
10 11 (6.51%) DevOps
10 11 (6.51%) TOGAF
11 10 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (5.92%) Risk Analysis
12 9 (5.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.92%) Python
2 8 (4.73%) ActionScript
3 4 (2.37%) Perl
4 2 (1.18%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.59%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.59%) C#
5 1 (0.59%) C++
5 1 (0.59%) Java
5 1 (0.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (35.50%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (23.67%) CCNP
3 34 (20.12%) CCIE
4 26 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 16 (9.47%) CCNA
6 14 (8.28%) Degree
7 13 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 12 (7.10%) CCDP
9 7 (4.14%) CISA
9 7 (4.14%) CISM
9 7 (4.14%) CISSP
9 7 (4.14%) JNCIS
10 6 (3.55%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (2.96%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.37%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (1.78%) CCDA
13 3 (1.78%) JNCIA
14 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
15 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.78%) GDPR
3 3 (1.78%) NIST
3 3 (1.78%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.59%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.59%) QA
4 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.55%) Docker
2 6 (3.55%) VMware NSX
3 4 (2.37%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.78%) Ceph
5 1 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (6.51%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.55%) Grafana
3 5 (2.96%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.18%) Netcool
4 2 (1.18%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.59%) Ansible
5 1 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.59%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.59%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 104 (61.54%) Cisco
2 48 (28.40%) Juniper
3 33 (19.53%) Meraki
4 32 (18.93%) VMware
5 31 (18.34%) F5
6 24 (14.20%) Palo Alto
7 14 (8.28%) Brocade
7 14 (8.28%) Fortinet
8 10 (5.92%) Arista
9 9 (5.33%) Aruba
9 9 (5.33%) Huawei
10 7 (4.14%) Microsoft
11 6 (3.55%) HP
11 6 (3.55%) Ruckus Wireless
11 6 (3.55%) Splunk
12 5 (2.96%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.37%) YouTube
14 3 (1.78%) Riverbed
15 2 (1.18%) Cognizant
15 2 (1.18%) IBM