Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 875 859
Rank change year-on-year +30 -16 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 345 356 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 288 288 408
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £51,250 £55,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,375 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - -3.70% +12.50%

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 168119 182893 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 134641 153253 174947
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Top 15 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 23 October 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 +63 315 £65,000 -3.70% 9
UK excluding London +69 229 £65,000 - 9
London -24 107 £75,000 +7.14% 2
South East +4 76 £62,500 -3.85% 1
North of England +57 57 £60,000 -20.00% 4
North West +46 38 £65,000 -16.13%
Midlands +39 35 £57,500 -4.17% 1
West Midlands +14 27 £57,500 -4.17%
South West +39 26 £65,000 -3.70%
Scotland +2 21 £70,000 +16.67% 1
East of England -9 16 £70,000 +9.80% 1
Yorkshire +32 14 £57,500 -23.33% 4
East Midlands - 8 £58,500 - 1
North East - 5 £51,000 -
Wales +8 2 £55,000 -18.52% 1

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, Network Architect 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 Architect in the job title.

1 241 (69.86%) Cisco
2 187 (54.20%) Cisco Certification
3 178 (51.59%) WAN
4 168 (48.70%) Firewall
5 139 (40.29%) LAN
6 128 (37.10%) CCNP
7 125 (36.23%) Juniper
8 111 (32.17%) Data Centre
9 106 (30.72%) MPLS
10 99 (28.70%) VPN
11 94 (27.25%) CCIE
12 92 (26.67%) Wireless
13 91 (26.38%) Finance
14 87 (25.22%) VMware
15 86 (24.93%) TOGAF
16 82 (23.77%) Presales
17 81 (23.48%) Cisco ASA
18 80 (23.19%) BGP
19 79 (22.90%) OSPF
20 77 (22.32%) CheckPoint
21 76 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
22 74 (21.45%) VMware Infrastructure
23 73 (21.16%) DNS
24 66 (19.13%) Network Design
25 62 (17.97%) Network Security
25 62 (17.97%) Amazon AWS
26 61 (17.68%) Security Cleared
27 60 (17.39%) ITIL
27 60 (17.39%) F5
28 59 (17.10%) SC Cleared

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 12 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (2.61%) SAS
3 5 (1.45%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.58%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.29%) CloudStack
6 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.19%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 76 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (17.97%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.93%) SaaS
4 13 (3.77%) Office 365
5 5 (1.45%) IaaS
5 5 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 178 (51.59%) WAN
2 168 (48.70%) Firewall
3 139 (40.29%) LAN
4 106 (30.72%) MPLS
5 99 (28.70%) VPN
6 92 (26.67%) Wireless
7 81 (23.48%) Cisco ASA
8 80 (23.19%) BGP
9 79 (22.90%) OSPF
10 73 (21.16%) DNS
11 62 (17.97%) Network Security
12 56 (16.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 44 (12.75%) Software-Defined Networking
14 43 (12.46%) EIGRP
15 40 (11.59%) Internet
16 37 (10.72%) VLAN
17 32 (9.28%) DHCP
17 32 (9.28%) VoIP
18 31 (8.99%) Wi-Fi
19 27 (7.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.87%) MySQL
2 2 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.58%) Riak
2 2 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (3.48%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 91 (26.38%) Finance
2 28 (8.12%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.64%) Retail
4 15 (4.35%) Legal
5 12 (3.48%) Law
6 8 (2.32%) Banking
7 7 (2.03%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.45%) Electronics
9 4 (1.16%) Automotive
10 3 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.03%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.45%) HTML
2 5 (1.45%) XML
3 2 (0.58%) COM
3 2 (0.58%) OpenDaylight
3 2 (0.58%) REST
4 1 (0.29%) J2EE
4 1 (0.29%) Java EE
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 111 (32.17%) Data Centre
2 29 (8.41%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.64%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.64%) Virtual Team
4 12 (3.48%) Blackberry
5 11 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.45%) FlexPod
8 5 (1.45%) FMCG
8 5 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.16%) Derivative
9 4 (1.16%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.87%) PKI
10 3 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.33%) Windows
2 40 (11.59%) Linux
3 12 (3.48%) Ubuntu
4 10 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.74%) CentOS
5 6 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.87%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.58%) Android
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (24.93%) TOGAF
2 82 (23.77%) Presales
3 66 (19.13%) Network Design
4 60 (17.39%) ITIL
5 44 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (9.86%) Load Balancing
7 33 (9.57%) Network Architecture
8 29 (8.41%) Customer Requirements
9 26 (7.54%) Information Security
10 22 (6.38%) Cryptography
10 22 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 22 (6.38%) Zachman Framework
11 19 (5.51%) Service Management
11 19 (5.51%) Translating Business Requirements
12 18 (5.22%) Low Latency
12 18 (5.22%) Project Planning
12 18 (5.22%) Validation
13 17 (4.93%) Technical Architecture
13 17 (4.93%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.51%) Python
2 17 (4.93%) Perl
3 15 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 15 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.16%) Ruby
5 2 (0.58%) C
5 2 (0.58%) Lisp
6 1 (0.29%) C++
6 1 (0.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 187 (54.20%) Cisco Certification
2 128 (37.10%) CCNP
3 94 (27.25%) CCIE
4 61 (17.68%) Security Cleared
5 59 (17.10%) SC Cleared
6 34 (9.86%) DV Cleared
7 22 (6.38%) Degree
8 20 (5.80%) CISSP
9 19 (5.51%) CCDA
9 19 (5.51%) CCDP
10 18 (5.22%) CCNA
11 13 (3.77%) JNCIS
12 12 (3.48%) MCSE
12 12 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (3.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 7 (2.03%) CCSA
15 5 (1.45%) CCDE
15 5 (1.45%) JNCIP
16 4 (1.16%) CCIE Security
17 3 (0.87%) CCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.90%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.03%) COBIT
3 6 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.16%) PMO
5 3 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.87%) GDPR
5 3 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.87%) SLA
6 2 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 74 (21.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (12.46%) Active Directory
3 14 (4.06%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.03%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.16%) vSphere
6 2 (0.58%) Docker
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.58%) XenApp
7 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (4.35%) Ansible
1 15 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (4.35%) Puppet
2 4 (1.16%) SCVMM
2 4 (1.16%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.58%) SCCM
3 2 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 241 (69.86%) Cisco
2 125 (36.23%) Juniper
3 87 (25.22%) VMware
4 77 (22.32%) CheckPoint
5 60 (17.39%) F5
6 44 (12.75%) Microsoft
7 25 (7.25%) Palo Alto
8 24 (6.96%) Brocade
9 20 (5.80%) Red Hat
10 19 (5.51%) Citrix
10 19 (5.51%) HP
11 12 (3.48%) CyberArk
11 12 (3.48%) Fortinet
11 12 (3.48%) Varonis
12 11 (3.19%) Charles River
13 9 (2.61%) Google
14 8 (2.32%) Aruba
14 8 (2.32%) Blue Coat
15 7 (2.03%) BMC
16 6 (1.74%) Oracle