The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 704 824 684
Rank change year-on-year +120 -140  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 161 126 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 137 106 232
Median salary £67,500 £67,500 £68,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +3.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82827 99939 106877
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 68817 83912 87121
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +137 159 £67,500 - 23
London +135 94 £70,000 - 2
South East +55 31 £62,500 -11.97% 4
Berkshire +42 13 £67,500 -12.90% 2
Hampshire +32 10 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands +18 10 £55,000 +10.00% 1
City of London +42 9 £70,000 +40.00% 1
Yorkshire +27 9 £50,000 -6.97% 2
Birmingham +15 9 £55,000 +10.00%
Farnborough - 9 £60,000 - 1
East of England +14 8 £65,000 -1.88% 1
West Yorkshire +23 7 £50,000 -6.97% 2
Hertfordshire +16 7 £65,000 -1.88%
Reading +27 6 £67,500 -12.90%
Newbury +22 6 £55,000 +10.00%
North West -17 6 £65,000 +23.80% 7
Leeds +31 5 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Manchester -26 5 £57,500 +9.52% 5
Watford -3 4 £60,000 +33.33%
East Sussex - 4 £65,000 -
Brighton - 3 £65,000 -
Docklands, London - 3 £70,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £65,000 - 2
Leicestershire - 2 - - 1
North East - 2 £50,000 - 3
Surrey +48 1 £47,500 -36.66%
Guildford +20 1 £47,500 -29.62%
West End of London +9 1 £55,000 -18.51%
Buckinghamshire +6 1 £72,500 +3.57% 1
Oxfordshire +6 1 - -

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 246 (73.65%) Cisco
2 144 (43.11%) Cisco Certification
3 133 (39.82%) Firewall
4 123 (36.83%) Data Centre
5 119 (35.63%) WAN
6 115 (34.43%) Juniper
7 112 (33.53%) CCNP
8 103 (30.84%) MPLS
9 92 (27.54%) LAN
10 87 (26.05%) CCIE
11 80 (23.95%) CheckPoint
12 79 (23.65%) Network Design
13 74 (22.16%) Network Security
14 67 (20.06%) F5
15 64 (19.16%) Network Architecture
16 63 (18.86%) Cisco Nexus
17 60 (17.96%) BGP
18 57 (17.07%) Wireless
19 53 (15.87%) VPN
20 52 (15.57%) Finance
20 52 (15.57%) Presales
21 50 (14.97%) Telecoms
22 49 (14.67%) Palo Alto
23 47 (14.07%) VMware
24 42 (12.57%) Cisco ASA
25 40 (11.98%) ITIL
25 40 (11.98%) OSPF
26 39 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
27 33 (9.88%) Project Management
27 33 (9.88%) DNS

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 (2.40%) OpenStack
2 7 (2.10%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.90%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.60%) SAS
5 1 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (1.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (2.10%) IaaS
2 7 (2.10%) PaaS
3 6 (1.80%) SaaS
4 5 (1.50%) Office 365
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 133 (39.82%) Firewall
2 119 (35.63%) WAN
3 103 (30.84%) MPLS
4 92 (27.54%) LAN
5 74 (22.16%) Network Security
6 63 (18.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 60 (17.96%) BGP
8 57 (17.07%) Wireless
9 53 (15.87%) VPN
10 42 (12.57%) Cisco ASA
11 40 (11.98%) OSPF
12 33 (9.88%) DNS
13 27 (8.08%) EIGRP
14 25 (7.49%) DHCP
15 24 (7.19%) TCP/IP
15 24 (7.19%) VoIP
16 22 (6.59%) Multicast
17 19 (5.69%) VLAN
18 17 (5.09%) SAN
18 17 (5.09%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.20%) Big Data
2 2 (0.60%) Data Lake
2 2 (0.60%) DocumentDB
3 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.30%) MySQL
3 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.30%) Riak
Development Applications
1 14 (4.19%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (15.57%) Finance
2 50 (14.97%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.29%) Banking
4 10 (2.99%) Marketing
5 8 (2.40%) Legal
6 6 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.50%) Retail
8 4 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.80%) OpenDaylight
2 4 (1.20%) CSS
2 4 (1.20%) Middleware
3 3 (0.90%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.30%) HTML
4 1 (0.30%) Web Services
4 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 123 (36.83%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.19%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.80%) Derivative
5 5 (1.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (1.20%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.90%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.90%) User Experience
7 3 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.60%) Blog
8 2 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.60%) iPad
8 2 (0.60%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Fintech
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.38%) Windows
2 26 (7.78%) Linux
3 10 (2.99%) Unix
4 8 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.50%) CentOS
8 4 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (1.20%) Solaris
9 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (23.65%) Network Design
2 64 (19.16%) Network Architecture
3 52 (15.57%) Presales
4 40 (11.98%) ITIL
5 33 (9.88%) Project Management
6 32 (9.58%) IT Strategy
7 26 (7.78%) Security Architecture
8 24 (7.19%) Low Latency
9 23 (6.89%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (6.89%) Migration
9 23 (6.89%) Network Monitoring
10 21 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (5.99%) Network Management
12 17 (5.09%) TOGAF
13 16 (4.79%) Configuration Management
14 15 (4.49%) Customer Requirements
15 14 (4.19%) PRINCE2
16 13 (3.89%) Incident Management
16 13 (3.89%) Service Delivery
17 12 (3.59%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.29%) Perl
1 11 (3.29%) Python
2 7 (2.10%) Bash Shell
3 6 (1.80%) Lisp
4 2 (0.60%) SQL
5 1 (0.30%) C
5 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 144 (43.11%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (33.53%) CCNP
3 87 (26.05%) CCIE
4 33 (9.88%) Degree
5 22 (6.59%) CCDP
6 21 (6.29%) Security Cleared
7 19 (5.69%) SC Cleared
8 14 (4.19%) CCIP
9 12 (3.59%) CCDA
10 11 (3.29%) CCNA
10 11 (3.29%) JNCIE
10 11 (3.29%) JNCIP
11 9 (2.69%) CCSE
11 9 (2.69%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.69%) JNCIS
12 7 (2.10%) CISSP
13 6 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.50%) CISM
14 5 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.20%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.60%) GDPR
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
4 1 (0.30%) GPG13
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) RMADS
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (6.59%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.80%) Docker
6 5 (1.50%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.20%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.60%) NFS
8 2 (0.60%) vSphere
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (4.49%) Puppet
2 14 (4.19%) Ansible
3 8 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.20%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.20%) Control-M
4 4 (1.20%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.60%) OpenView
5 2 (0.60%) SCCM
5 2 (0.60%) SCOM
5 2 (0.60%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.30%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.30%) Nessus
6 1 (0.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 246 (73.65%) Cisco
2 115 (34.43%) Juniper
3 80 (23.95%) CheckPoint
4 67 (20.06%) F5
5 49 (14.67%) Palo Alto
6 47 (14.07%) VMware
7 30 (8.98%) SolarWinds
8 27 (8.08%) Microsoft
9 18 (5.39%) HP
10 16 (4.79%) Splunk
11 15 (4.49%) Meraki
12 14 (4.19%) AlgoSec
13 13 (3.89%) Aruba
14 11 (3.29%) Nokia
15 9 (2.69%) Blue Coat
16 8 (2.40%) Avaya
16 8 (2.40%) Citrix
16 8 (2.40%) Cognizant
16 8 (2.40%) Fortinet
17 7 (2.10%) NetApp
Buckinghamshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum c£60K
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Commission + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £45,000-£55,000 + good benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North East
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £45,000-£55,000 + good benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Up to £65,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 26 days ago