Period
to 20 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 971 777
Rank change year-on-year +137 -194 +136
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 350 298 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 293 244 441
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.70% +15.38%
10th Percentile £49,000 £50,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,875 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +13.04%

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 168453 190237 209218
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136007 160006 172267
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 20 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 20 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 +136 334 £65,000 -1.89% 15
UK excluding London +62 193 £62,500 -3.85% 12
London +98 148 £70,000 - 4
South East +50 81 £64,750 -0.38% 3
North of England +35 50 £58,750 -7.84% 4
North West +2 30 £65,000 -7.14% 3
Midlands +26 27 £55,000 - 3
West Midlands +24 19 £55,000 - 3
Yorkshire +43 16 £54,125 -5.87% 1
South West +19 16 £65,000 -3.70% 1
East of England -14 14 £70,000 +7.69%
Scotland +1 9 £68,750 +17.02% 1
East Midlands - 8 £58,500 -
North East - 4 £50,500 -
Wales +16 1 £62,500 -7.41%

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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
2 192 (54.86%) Cisco Certification
3 177 (50.57%) Firewall
4 172 (49.14%) WAN
5 141 (40.29%) CCNP
6 136 (38.86%) LAN
7 125 (35.71%) Juniper
8 116 (33.14%) Data Centre
9 109 (31.14%) MPLS
10 103 (29.43%) CCIE
11 87 (24.86%) Wireless
12 84 (24.00%) CheckPoint
13 83 (23.71%) VMware
14 81 (23.14%) Cisco ASA
15 80 (22.86%) Presales
15 80 (22.86%) BGP
16 73 (20.86%) Finance
17 72 (20.57%) OSPF
18 70 (20.00%) Network Design
18 70 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
19 68 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
20 64 (18.29%) VPN
21 63 (18.00%) DNS
22 62 (17.71%) Cisco Nexus
23 61 (17.43%) F5
24 59 (16.86%) ITIL
25 57 (16.29%) Network Security
26 56 (16.00%) TOGAF
26 56 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
27 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 5 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (1.43%) SAS
3 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 70 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.43%) SaaS
4 10 (2.86%) IaaS
4 10 (2.86%) Office 365
4 10 (2.86%) PaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 177 (50.57%) Firewall
2 172 (49.14%) WAN
3 136 (38.86%) LAN
4 109 (31.14%) MPLS
5 87 (24.86%) Wireless
6 81 (23.14%) Cisco ASA
7 80 (22.86%) BGP
8 72 (20.57%) OSPF
9 64 (18.29%) VPN
10 63 (18.00%) DNS
11 62 (17.71%) Cisco Nexus
12 57 (16.29%) Network Security
13 42 (12.00%) EIGRP
14 41 (11.71%) Software-Defined Networking
15 36 (10.29%) TCP/IP
16 34 (9.71%) DHCP
16 34 (9.71%) VoIP
17 32 (9.14%) VLAN
18 30 (8.57%) SAN
19 28 (8.00%) 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 9 (2.57%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (20.86%) Finance
2 23 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.14%) Retail
4 15 (4.29%) Legal
5 4 (1.14%) Automotive
5 4 (1.14%) Banking
5 4 (1.14%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.14%) Marketing
6 3 (0.86%) Law
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
7 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
1 116 (33.14%) 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%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.43%) FMCG
8 5 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
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%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.29%) Derivative
12 1 (0.29%) Handset
12 1 (0.29%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.29%) Windows
2 48 (13.71%) 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 5 (1.43%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (1.14%) Solaris
8 4 (1.14%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (22.86%) Presales
2 70 (20.00%) Network Design
3 59 (16.86%) ITIL
4 56 (16.00%) TOGAF
5 37 (10.57%) Network Architecture
6 34 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (8.86%) Customer Requirements
8 29 (8.29%) IT Strategy
9 25 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
9 25 (7.14%) Load Balancing
10 24 (6.86%) Information Security
11 23 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (6.57%) Low Latency
12 21 (6.00%) Validation
13 20 (5.71%) High Availability
13 20 (5.71%) Migration
14 19 (5.43%) Incident Management
15 18 (5.14%) Project Planning
16 17 (4.86%) PRINCE2
16 17 (4.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.29%) Bash Shell
1 22 (6.29%) Python
2 20 (5.71%) Perl
3 8 (2.29%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.00%) Lisp
5 2 (0.57%) C
6 1 (0.29%) C++
6 1 (0.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 192 (54.86%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (40.29%) CCNP
3 103 (29.43%) 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 21 (6.00%) CCDP
9 18 (5.14%) CISSP
10 15 (4.29%) CCDA
10 15 (4.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 12 (3.43%) CCNA
12 10 (2.86%) JNCIS
13 8 (2.29%) CCSE
13 8 (2.29%) MCSE
13 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.71%) Check Point Certification
15 6 (1.71%) JNCIP
16 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 9 (2.57%) Ansible
1 9 (2.57%) Puppet
2 6 (1.71%) vCenter Server
3 5 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.14%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.14%) Control-M
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.57%) SCCM
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.29%) OpenView
7 1 (0.29%) SCOM
7 1 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 239 (68.29%) Cisco
2 125 (35.71%) Juniper
3 84 (24.00%) CheckPoint
4 83 (23.71%) VMware
5 61 (17.43%) F5
6 42 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 33 (9.43%) Palo Alto
8 17 (4.86%) Red Hat
8 17 (4.86%) SolarWinds
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