Period
to 16 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 961 781
Rank change year-on-year +119 -180 +136
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 350 299 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 293 245 449
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.70% +17.39%
10th Percentile £49,000 £49,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £64,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -0.77% - +14.04%

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 169446 191120 209618
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136792 160701 172474
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +115 335 £65,000 - 12
UK excluding London +44 193 £64,500 -0.77% 11
London +91 148 £70,000 - 3
South East +47 83 £65,000 - 2
North of England +46 49 £57,500 -9.80% 4
North West -7 29 £65,000 -7.14% 3
Midlands +33 27 £55,000 +2.33% 2
West Midlands +10 19 £55,000 - 2
Yorkshire +32 16 £54,125 -5.87% 1
South West +11 16 £65,000 -3.70% 1
East of England -10 14 £70,000 +12.00%
Scotland +1 8 £67,500 +14.89% 2
East Midlands - 8 £58,500 -
North East - 4 £50,500 -
Wales +7 1 £62,500 -7.41%

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 239 (68.29%) Cisco
2 191 (54.57%) Cisco Certification
3 175 (50.00%) Firewall
4 170 (48.57%) WAN
5 140 (40.00%) CCNP
6 134 (38.29%) LAN
7 126 (36.00%) Juniper
8 117 (33.43%) Data Centre
9 106 (30.29%) MPLS
10 101 (28.86%) CCIE
11 86 (24.57%) Wireless
12 83 (23.71%) CheckPoint
12 83 (23.71%) VMware
12 83 (23.71%) Cisco ASA
13 81 (23.14%) Presales
14 78 (22.29%) BGP
15 73 (20.86%) Finance
16 70 (20.00%) OSPF
17 69 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
18 68 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
18 68 (19.43%) Network Design
19 62 (17.71%) DNS
20 61 (17.43%) VPN
21 60 (17.14%) F5
21 60 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
22 58 (16.57%) ITIL
23 56 (16.00%) Network Security
23 56 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
24 54 (15.43%) TOGAF
25 50 (14.29%) Windows

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 7 (2.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (2.00%) OpenStack
1 7 (2.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (1.14%) SAS
3 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 69 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.43%) SaaS
4 10 (2.86%) IaaS
4 10 (2.86%) PaaS
5 9 (2.57%) Office 365
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 175 (50.00%) Firewall
2 170 (48.57%) WAN
3 134 (38.29%) LAN
4 106 (30.29%) MPLS
5 86 (24.57%) Wireless
6 83 (23.71%) Cisco ASA
7 78 (22.29%) BGP
8 70 (20.00%) OSPF
9 62 (17.71%) DNS
10 61 (17.43%) VPN
11 60 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 56 (16.00%) Network Security
13 41 (11.71%) EIGRP
13 41 (11.71%) Software-Defined Networking
14 36 (10.29%) TCP/IP
15 33 (9.43%) DHCP
15 33 (9.43%) VoIP
16 32 (9.14%) VLAN
17 30 (8.57%) SAN
18 27 (7.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.86%) MySQL
2 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.57%) Riak
3 1 (0.29%) Big Data
3 1 (0.29%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.29%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 8 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (20.86%) Finance
2 23 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.43%) Retail
4 15 (4.29%) Legal
5 4 (1.14%) Automotive
5 4 (1.14%) Marketing
6 3 (0.86%) Banking
6 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.29%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.00%) OpenDaylight
3 5 (1.43%) HTML
3 5 (1.43%) XML
4 4 (1.14%) Middleware
5 2 (0.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 117 (33.43%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 20 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.57%) Virtual Team
5 15 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.43%) FMCG
8 5 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.14%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.86%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.86%) PKI
11 2 (0.57%) Blog
11 2 (0.57%) Derivative
11 2 (0.57%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.29%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.29%) Windows
2 47 (13.43%) Linux
3 14 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (2.86%) CentOS
4 10 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.29%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.71%) Unix
7 4 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (1.14%) Solaris
7 4 (1.14%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.14%) Presales
2 68 (19.43%) Network Design
3 58 (16.57%) ITIL
4 54 (15.43%) TOGAF
5 38 (10.86%) Network Architecture
6 33 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (8.86%) Customer Requirements
8 29 (8.29%) IT Strategy
9 24 (6.86%) Enterprise Architecture
9 24 (6.86%) Low Latency
10 23 (6.57%) Information Security
10 23 (6.57%) Load Balancing
11 21 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (6.00%) Validation
12 20 (5.71%) High Availability
12 20 (5.71%) Migration
13 18 (5.14%) Incident Management
13 18 (5.14%) Project Planning
14 17 (4.86%) PRINCE2
15 16 (4.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.29%) Bash Shell
1 22 (6.29%) Python
2 20 (5.71%) Perl
3 7 (2.00%) Lisp
3 7 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.57%) C
5 1 (0.29%) C++
5 1 (0.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 191 (54.57%) Cisco Certification
2 140 (40.00%) CCNP
3 101 (28.86%) CCIE
4 39 (11.14%) Security Cleared
5 37 (10.57%) SC Cleared
6 30 (8.57%) Degree
7 25 (7.14%) DV Cleared
8 22 (6.29%) CCDP
9 17 (4.86%) CISSP
10 15 (4.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 14 (4.00%) CCDA
12 11 (3.14%) CCNA
13 10 (2.86%) JNCIS
14 8 (2.29%) CCSE
14 8 (2.29%) MCSE
14 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.71%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (1.71%) JNCIP
17 5 (1.43%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.29%) COBIT
3 7 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.43%) GDPR
5 4 (1.14%) PMO
6 3 (0.86%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.57%) QA
7 2 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (10.86%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (3.14%) VMware NSX
4 10 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.00%) Docker
6 6 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.14%) vSphere
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.29%) NFS
9 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.29%) Ansible
1 8 (2.29%) Puppet
2 6 (1.71%) vCenter Server
3 4 (1.14%) BladeLogic
3 4 (1.14%) Control-M
3 4 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.57%) SCCM
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.29%) OpenView
6 1 (0.29%) SCOM
6 1 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 239 (68.29%) Cisco
2 126 (36.00%) Juniper
3 83 (23.71%) CheckPoint
3 83 (23.71%) VMware
4 60 (17.14%) F5
5 41 (11.71%) Microsoft
6 34 (9.71%) Palo Alto
7 17 (4.86%) SolarWinds
8 16 (4.57%) Red Hat
9 13 (3.71%) Aruba
9 13 (3.71%) Citrix
9 13 (3.71%) HP
10 11 (3.14%) Brocade
11 9 (2.57%) Avaya
11 9 (2.57%) Blue Coat
11 9 (2.57%) Meraki
11 9 (2.57%) Oracle
12 8 (2.29%) Cognizant
12 8 (2.29%) Fortinet
13 7 (2.00%) Dell