Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 806 904 852
Rank change year-on-year +98 -52 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 270 263 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 184 203 290
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £52,500 £54,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £98,750 £90,000 £85,000
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 131,568 157,903 166,839
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,883 127,278 133,684
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,960
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.25% +0.97%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +137 256 £70,000 - 47
UK excluding London +78 171 £65,000 - 38
London +95 86 £75,000 - 13
South East +59 75 £75,000 +3.45% 18
Midlands +37 43 £60,000 -7.69% 5
West Midlands +27 40 £60,000 -7.69% 4
South West +20 23 £70,000 - 2
East of England +84 18 £60,000 -25.00% 4
North of England +8 11 £50,000 -28.57% 5
North West +29 7 £50,000 -29.82% 2
Yorkshire +5 4 £65,000 - 2
East Midlands +27 2 £97,500 +77.27% 1
Scotland +6 2 £80,000 +23.08% 3
Northern Ireland -8 2 £40,000 -42.86%
Wales +2 1 £70,000 - 1

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 186 (68.89%) Cisco
2 150 (55.56%) Firewall
3 133 (49.26%) Cisco Certification
4 128 (47.41%) WAN
5 111 (41.11%) CCNP
6 93 (34.44%) Data Centre
7 90 (33.33%) LAN
8 82 (30.37%) Juniper
9 65 (24.07%) Network Design
9 65 (24.07%) Network Security
10 64 (23.70%) Security Cleared
10 64 (23.70%) MPLS
10 64 (23.70%) VMware
11 63 (23.33%) Azure
12 62 (22.96%) VPN
13 61 (22.59%) CCIE
14 55 (20.37%) Wireless
14 55 (20.37%) F5
15 51 (18.89%) Presales
15 51 (18.89%) BGP
16 50 (18.52%) CCDP
16 50 (18.52%) AWS
17 48 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (17.78%) Cisco Nexus
18 44 (16.30%) OSPF
19 43 (15.93%) Microsoft
19 43 (15.93%) Linux
20 41 (15.19%) Network Architecture
21 38 (14.07%) CCNA
21 38 (14.07%) Cybersecurity

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 20 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.56%) Skype for Business
3 12 (4.44%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.11%) Apache
4 3 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.11%) nginx
5 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.85%) GNU Octave
2 1 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 63 (23.33%) Azure
2 50 (18.52%) AWS
3 13 (4.81%) OpenShift
4 7 (2.59%) Office 365
5 6 (2.22%) IaaS
5 6 (2.22%) PaaS
6 3 (1.11%) SaaS
7 1 (0.37%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 150 (55.56%) Firewall
2 128 (47.41%) WAN
3 90 (33.33%) LAN
4 65 (24.07%) Network Security
5 64 (23.70%) MPLS
6 62 (22.96%) VPN
7 55 (20.37%) Wireless
8 51 (18.89%) BGP
9 48 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
9 48 (17.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 44 (16.30%) OSPF
11 35 (12.96%) DNS
12 30 (11.11%) VoIP
13 28 (10.37%) IPsec
13 28 (10.37%) Unified Communications
14 26 (9.63%) Internet
15 25 (9.26%) WLAN
16 23 (8.52%) Intrusion Detection
17 21 (7.78%) DHCP
18 17 (6.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.11%) GitLab
General
1 32 (11.85%) Finance
2 25 (9.26%) Public Sector
3 22 (8.15%) Telecoms
4 16 (5.93%) Retail
5 14 (5.19%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.33%) Military
7 7 (2.59%) Electronics
7 7 (2.59%) Marketing
8 4 (1.48%) Advertising
9 3 (1.11%) Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Back Office
10 2 (0.74%) Games
10 2 (0.74%) Law
11 1 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.96%) JSON
1 8 (2.96%) YAML
2 4 (1.48%) ONVIF
3 1 (0.37%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.37%) COM
3 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 93 (34.44%) Data Centre
2 26 (9.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 22 (8.15%) Public Cloud
4 19 (7.04%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.07%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.96%) CESG
7 8 (2.96%) Clustering
7 8 (2.96%) Replication
8 6 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.22%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.22%) User Experience
9 5 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.85%) CCTV
9 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.85%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.37%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.93%) Linux
2 34 (12.59%) Windows
3 25 (9.26%) Windows Server
4 20 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (4.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (24.07%) Network Design
2 51 (18.89%) Presales
3 41 (15.19%) Network Architecture
4 38 (14.07%) Architectural Design
4 38 (14.07%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (11.85%) Network Monitoring
6 30 (11.11%) Project Delivery
7 29 (10.74%) IT Strategy
7 29 (10.74%) Security Architecture
7 29 (10.74%) TOGAF
8 24 (8.89%) Technical Architecture
9 22 (8.15%) ITIL
10 21 (7.78%) Migration
11 20 (7.41%) Data Protection
11 20 (7.41%) Information Assurance
11 20 (7.41%) Load Balancing
11 20 (7.41%) Security Monitoring
11 20 (7.41%) Technical Leadership
12 17 (6.30%) Strategic Roadmap
13 16 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.81%) Python
2 6 (2.22%) R
3 5 (1.85%) MATLAB
3 5 (1.85%) Perl
4 4 (1.48%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.74%) C
6 1 (0.37%) C++
6 1 (0.37%) Go
6 1 (0.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 133 (49.26%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (41.11%) CCNP
3 64 (23.70%) Security Cleared
4 61 (22.59%) CCIE
5 50 (18.52%) CCDP
6 38 (14.07%) CCNA
7 33 (12.22%) SC Cleared
8 17 (6.30%) CCDA
9 16 (5.93%) JNCIP
10 15 (5.56%) JNCIS
11 14 (5.19%) JNCIE
12 13 (4.81%) DV Cleared
13 11 (4.07%) JNCIA
14 10 (3.70%) Degree
15 8 (2.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 7 (2.59%) CCSA
16 7 (2.59%) CCSE
17 6 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
18 5 (1.85%) CCIE Service Provider
19 4 (1.48%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (3.33%) SLA
3 8 (2.96%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.48%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (9.26%) Active Directory
3 18 (6.67%) VMware NSX
4 15 (5.56%) Docker
5 4 (1.48%) NFS
5 4 (1.48%) Snort
5 4 (1.48%) vSphere
6 3 (1.11%) Corosync
6 3 (1.11%) DRBD
6 3 (1.11%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.11%) KVM
6 3 (1.11%) LXC
6 3 (1.11%) Postfix
6 3 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.11%) Xen
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (9.26%) SCCM
2 20 (7.41%) SCOM
3 16 (5.93%) Kubernetes
4 11 (4.07%) Ansible
5 7 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.85%) Endace
7 4 (1.48%) Puppet
8 3 (1.11%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.11%) Mesos
8 3 (1.11%) Pacemaker
9 2 (0.74%) Cacti
9 2 (0.74%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.74%) Nagios
9 2 (0.74%) vRealize
10 1 (0.37%) CASB
Vendors
1 186 (68.89%) Cisco
2 82 (30.37%) Juniper
3 64 (23.70%) VMware
4 55 (20.37%) F5
5 43 (15.93%) Microsoft
6 34 (12.59%) Palo Alto
7 30 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 30 (11.11%) Meraki
8 26 (9.63%) Fortinet
9 17 (6.30%) Brocade
10 16 (5.93%) Citrix
11 11 (4.07%) Arista
11 11 (4.07%) Riverbed
12 9 (3.33%) Dell
13 8 (2.96%) EMC
13 8 (2.96%) NetApp
14 7 (2.59%) SAP
14 7 (2.59%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.22%) Avaya
15 6 (2.22%) Redback