Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 872 861 893
Rank change year-on-year -11 +32 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 271 344 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 211 288 286
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £55,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 158,047 167,700 184,728
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,340 134,271 154,809
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Top 16 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 19 October 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 -24 244 £70,000 +7.69% 52
UK excluding London -34 163 £65,000 - 41
London +17 94 £75,000 +3.45% 14
South East -13 63 £71,250 +14.00% 7
Midlands +29 48 £65,000 +13.04% 15
West Midlands +52 45 £65,000 +13.04% 11
North of England -13 19 £70,000 +16.67% 9
Scotland -6 15 £65,000 -7.14% 2
South West -14 14 £67,500 +3.85% 5
North West -19 11 £72,500 +11.54% 4
East of England +17 8 £64,250 -8.21% 2
North East -8 5 £70,000 +37.25% 4
Yorkshire +16 3 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Wales +5 3 £70,000 +27.27% 1
East Midlands -9 3 £55,000 -5.98% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £70,000 -

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 215 (79.34%) Cisco
2 128 (47.23%) Cisco Certification
3 127 (46.86%) WAN
4 108 (39.85%) Juniper
4 108 (39.85%) Data Centre
5 107 (39.48%) Firewall
6 103 (38.01%) CCNP
7 95 (35.06%) LAN
8 93 (34.32%) Network Security
9 87 (32.10%) Wireless
10 73 (26.94%) F5
11 67 (24.72%) Presales
12 63 (23.25%) CCIE
13 54 (19.93%) CheckPoint
14 47 (17.34%) Network Design
15 45 (16.61%) CCDP
16 42 (15.50%) Cisco Wireless
17 40 (14.76%) Cisco ASA
17 40 (14.76%) MPLS
18 39 (14.39%) Security Cleared
18 39 (14.39%) VLAN
18 39 (14.39%) Cisco Nexus
19 37 (13.65%) TOGAF
20 35 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
20 35 (12.92%) Telecoms
20 35 (12.92%) VPN
21 34 (12.55%) Network Architecture
22 33 (12.18%) Meraki
22 33 (12.18%) Fortinet
23 32 (11.81%) Finance

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 3 (1.11%) IIS
1 3 (1.11%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (0.74%) CMS
2 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (2.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.17%) Office 365
4 3 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.74%) IaaS
5 2 (0.74%) PaaS
5 2 (0.74%) SaaS
6 1 (0.37%) GitHub
6 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 127 (46.86%) WAN
2 107 (39.48%) Firewall
3 95 (35.06%) LAN
4 93 (34.32%) Network Security
5 87 (32.10%) Wireless
6 42 (15.50%) Cisco Wireless
7 40 (14.76%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (14.76%) MPLS
8 39 (14.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 39 (14.39%) VLAN
9 35 (12.92%) VPN
10 24 (8.86%) BGP
10 24 (8.86%) DNS
11 23 (8.49%) OSPF
12 19 (7.01%) WLAN
13 18 (6.64%) Wireless Security
14 15 (5.54%) Cisco ISE
14 15 (5.54%) TCP/IP
15 14 (5.17%) DAB
16 13 (4.80%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.11%) Big Data
2 2 (0.74%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.37%) MySQL
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 35 (12.92%) Telecoms
2 32 (11.81%) Finance
3 10 (3.69%) Banking
4 9 (3.32%) Advertising
5 7 (2.58%) Retail
6 4 (1.48%) Local Government
7 3 (1.11%) Billing
8 2 (0.74%) Electronics
8 2 (0.74%) Legal
8 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.74%) Marketing
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.48%) Middleware
2 3 (1.11%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.11%) XMPP
3 2 (0.74%) CGI
4 1 (0.37%) gRPC
4 1 (0.37%) JSON
4 1 (0.37%) Kafka
4 1 (0.37%) LDAP
4 1 (0.37%) MAPI
4 1 (0.37%) OAuth
4 1 (0.37%) OpenID
4 1 (0.37%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (0.37%) RAML
4 1 (0.37%) REST
4 1 (0.37%) Swagger
4 1 (0.37%) Web Services
4 1 (0.37%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (39.85%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.69%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.32%) Fintech
6 7 (2.58%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.58%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.85%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.48%) CMDB
8 4 (1.48%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.74%) Tandem
11 1 (0.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.54%) Windows
2 9 (3.32%) Linux
3 5 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) Unix
6 1 (0.37%) VMS
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (24.72%) Presales
2 47 (17.34%) Network Design
3 37 (13.65%) TOGAF
4 35 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (12.55%) Network Architecture
6 31 (11.44%) Customer Requirements
7 29 (10.70%) ITIL
8 27 (9.96%) Service Delivery
9 25 (9.23%) Security Architecture
10 24 (8.86%) SIEM
11 22 (8.12%) Mentoring
12 18 (6.64%) Load Balancing
12 18 (6.64%) Migration
13 17 (6.27%) Kalman Filter
13 17 (6.27%) Project Management
14 15 (5.54%) Cybersecurity
14 15 (5.54%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (5.54%) Network Monitoring
15 12 (4.43%) Network Management
15 12 (4.43%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.95%) C
1 8 (2.95%) Python
2 5 (1.85%) SQL
3 4 (1.48%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.11%) Perl
5 2 (0.74%) Go
5 2 (0.74%) PHP
5 2 (0.74%) VBScript
6 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.37%) C++
6 1 (0.37%) Java
6 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 128 (47.23%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (38.01%) CCNP
3 63 (23.25%) CCIE
4 45 (16.61%) CCDP
5 39 (14.39%) Security Cleared
6 30 (11.07%) SC Cleared
7 21 (7.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 21 (7.75%) JNCIE
8 20 (7.38%) TOGAF Certification
9 19 (7.01%) CISSP
9 19 (7.01%) Degree
10 16 (5.90%) DV Cleared
11 13 (4.80%) CCNA
12 9 (3.32%) JNCIS
13 8 (2.95%) JNCIP
14 7 (2.58%) CISA
14 7 (2.58%) CISM
14 7 (2.58%) CRISC
14 7 (2.58%) GIAC
14 7 (2.58%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (4.43%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (1.85%) GDPR
4 3 (1.11%) QA
4 3 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.11%) SLA
5 2 (0.74%) COBIT
5 2 (0.74%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.37%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 23 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.80%) VMware NSX
3 12 (4.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.11%) vSphere
5 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (2.58%) QRadar
2 6 (2.21%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (1.85%) CASB
4 3 (1.11%) Cacti
4 3 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.74%) Ansible
5 2 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.74%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.74%) vRealize
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.37%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 215 (79.34%) Cisco
2 108 (39.85%) Juniper
3 73 (26.94%) F5
4 54 (19.93%) CheckPoint
5 33 (12.18%) Fortinet
5 33 (12.18%) Meraki
6 28 (10.33%) Palo Alto
7 25 (9.23%) VMware
8 18 (6.64%) SolarWinds
9 17 (6.27%) Riverbed
10 16 (5.90%) Brocade
10 16 (5.90%) Microsoft
11 13 (4.80%) Aruba
11 13 (4.80%) EMC
11 13 (4.80%) NetApp
12 12 (4.43%) HP
13 9 (3.32%) Splunk
14 8 (2.95%) Google
15 7 (2.58%) Blue Coat
15 7 (2.58%) Infoblox