The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 668 778 696
Rank change year-on-year +110 -82  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 204 146 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.16% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 167 118 204
Median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
90% offered a salary of more than £51,900 £53,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +117 201 £65,000 - 13
London +61 90 £70,000 - 4
South East +59 49 £67,500 +3.84% 5
Hampshire +24 20 £52,500 -6.25% 2
Manchester -10 15 £65,000 +6.12% 1
North West -26 15 £65,000 +6.12% 2
Berkshire +38 13 £85,000 +21.42% 2
City of London +37 12 £68,750 -1.78% 1
West Midlands +14 11 £53,750 -2.27%
Buckinghamshire -5 11 £68,750 +5.76%
Farnborough - 11 £55,000 - 1
East of England -2 10 £70,000 +16.66% 2
Basingstoke -4 9 £50,000 -
South West +8 8 £65,000 -3.70%
Yorkshire - 8 £50,750 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £50,750 -
Reading +26 7 £80,000 +25.00%
Hertfordshire -11 7 £70,000 +12.00%
Wiltshire - 7 £65,000 -
Coventry +3 6 £52,500 -
East Midlands - 6 £58,000 -
Salisbury - 6 £65,000 -
Leeds - 5 £60,000 -
Surrey +30 4 £70,000 +7.69% 1
Leicestershire - 4 £58,500 -
Docklands, London - 4 £70,000 -
Cambridgeshire -3 3 - - 2
Cambridge -13 3 - -
Telford - 3 £55,000 -
Shropshire - 3 £55,000 -

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 248 (68.32%) Cisco
2 172 (47.38%) Cisco Certification
3 161 (44.35%) Firewall
4 155 (42.70%) WAN
5 133 (36.64%) CCNP
6 127 (34.99%) Data Centre
7 126 (34.71%) Juniper
8 120 (33.06%) LAN
9 110 (30.30%) MPLS
10 98 (27.00%) CCIE
11 88 (24.24%) Network Design
12 79 (21.76%) CheckPoint
13 76 (20.94%) BGP
13 76 (20.94%) Cisco ASA
14 73 (20.11%) Presales
15 71 (19.56%) F5
16 69 (19.01%) Finance
17 67 (18.46%) VMware
18 66 (18.18%) Wireless
19 59 (16.25%) Cisco Nexus
20 58 (15.98%) OSPF
21 54 (14.88%) ITIL
21 54 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
22 52 (14.33%) DNS
22 52 (14.33%) Microsoft Azure
23 51 (14.05%) Network Security
24 50 (13.77%) VPN
24 50 (13.77%) Network Architecture
25 44 (12.12%) Windows
26 42 (11.57%) Linux

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 (2.20%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.93%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.55%) SAS
4 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 52 (14.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.58%) SaaS
4 8 (2.20%) IaaS
4 8 (2.20%) PaaS
5 7 (1.93%) Office 365
6 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 161 (44.35%) Firewall
2 155 (42.70%) WAN
3 120 (33.06%) LAN
4 110 (30.30%) MPLS
5 76 (20.94%) BGP
5 76 (20.94%) Cisco ASA
6 66 (18.18%) Wireless
7 59 (16.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 58 (15.98%) OSPF
9 52 (14.33%) DNS
10 51 (14.05%) Network Security
11 50 (13.77%) VPN
12 37 (10.19%) EIGRP
13 33 (9.09%) TCP/IP
14 30 (8.26%) DHCP
14 30 (8.26%) Software-Defined Networking
14 30 (8.26%) VoIP
15 28 (7.71%) VLAN
16 27 (7.44%) SAN
17 26 (7.16%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.10%) MySQL
2 3 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (0.83%) NoSQL
2 3 (0.83%) Riak
3 2 (0.55%) Big Data
3 2 (0.55%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.55%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (19.01%) Finance
2 31 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.68%) Legal
3 17 (4.68%) Retail
4 10 (2.75%) Marketing
5 4 (1.10%) Automotive
5 4 (1.10%) Banking
6 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.93%) OpenDaylight
2 5 (1.38%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.38%) HTML
2 5 (1.38%) XML
3 4 (1.10%) CSS
3 4 (1.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 127 (34.99%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.79%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.58%) Virtual Team
4 12 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (1.38%) Derivative
6 5 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.83%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.83%) FMCG
9 2 (0.55%) Blog
9 2 (0.55%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.55%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.55%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.55%) User Experience
10 1 (0.28%) Fintech
10 1 (0.28%) Handset
10 1 (0.28%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.12%) Windows
2 42 (11.57%) Linux
3 14 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (2.75%) CentOS
4 10 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.20%) Unix
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (1.10%) Solaris
7 4 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (24.24%) Network Design
2 73 (20.11%) Presales
3 54 (14.88%) ITIL
4 50 (13.77%) Network Architecture
5 36 (9.92%) TOGAF
6 34 (9.37%) IT Strategy
7 29 (7.99%) Customer Requirements
8 25 (6.89%) Low Latency
9 23 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (5.51%) Enterprise Architecture
11 20 (5.51%) Migration
11 20 (5.51%) Project Management
11 20 (5.51%) Validation
12 17 (4.68%) High Availability
12 17 (4.68%) Network Management
13 16 (4.41%) Load Balancing
13 16 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
13 16 (4.41%) PRINCE2
14 15 (4.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.51%) Python
2 18 (4.96%) Bash Shell
2 18 (4.96%) Perl
3 7 (1.93%) Lisp
4 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.55%) C
5 2 (0.55%) SQL
6 1 (0.28%) C++
6 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 172 (47.38%) Cisco Certification
2 133 (36.64%) CCNP
3 98 (27.00%) CCIE
4 39 (10.74%) Degree
5 33 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 31 (8.54%) SC Cleared
7 21 (5.79%) CCDP
8 16 (4.41%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.58%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 12 (3.31%) CCIP
11 11 (3.03%) CCDA
11 11 (3.03%) JNCIE
11 11 (3.03%) JNCIP
12 10 (2.75%) CCNA
12 10 (2.75%) CISSP
13 9 (2.48%) CCSE
13 9 (2.48%) JNCIS
14 8 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.38%) CISM
15 5 (1.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.20%) COBIT
2 6 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.38%) PMO
4 4 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.10%) GDPR
5 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.55%) QA
7 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (7.99%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.93%) Docker
6 5 (1.38%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.10%) vSphere
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.55%) NFS
9 2 (0.55%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.93%) Ansible
1 7 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
1 7 (1.93%) Puppet
2 6 (1.65%) vCenter Server
3 4 (1.10%) BladeLogic
3 4 (1.10%) Control-M
3 4 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.83%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.55%) OpenView
5 2 (0.55%) SCCM
5 2 (0.55%) SCOM
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 248 (68.32%) Cisco
2 126 (34.71%) Juniper
3 79 (21.76%) CheckPoint
4 71 (19.56%) F5
5 67 (18.46%) VMware
6 38 (10.47%) Microsoft
6 38 (10.47%) Palo Alto
7 21 (5.79%) SolarWinds
8 17 (4.68%) HP
9 15 (4.13%) Citrix
10 14 (3.86%) Meraki
11 13 (3.58%) Red Hat
12 10 (2.75%) Oracle
13 9 (2.48%) Blue Coat
13 9 (2.48%) Brocade
13 9 (2.48%) EMC
13 9 (2.48%) NetApp
13 9 (2.48%) Nokia
13 9 (2.48%) Splunk
14 8 (2.20%) Aruba
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 per annum + £6500 CAR, BONUS, BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to c£80,000 to £90,000 plus 15% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to c£80,000 to £90,000 plus 15% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 per annum + £6500 CAR, BONUS, BENEFITS
Posted: 9 days ago
Reigate
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 per annum + £6500 CAR, BONUS, BENEFITS
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 per annum + £6500 CAR, BONUS, BENEFITS
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + £6500 CAR, BONUS, BENEFITS
Posted: 17 days ago