Period
to 25 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 939 851 992
Rank change year-on-year -88 +141 -183
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 243 332 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 183 285 255
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £55,250 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% -1.52%

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 170,663 164,298 197,760
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.56% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 139,615 136,420 165,977
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 25 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Top 14 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 25 April 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 -96 220 £70,000 +3.70% 28
UK excluding London -31 142 £65,000 +4.00% 17
London -83 91 £75,000 +3.45% 11
South East -34 65 £70,000 +7.69% 7
Midlands +2 40 £67,500 +22.73% 7
West Midlands +10 35 £67,500 +22.73% 5
North of England -18 21 £67,500 +14.89% 2
Yorkshire +13 19 £67,500 +12.50% 1
Scotland -19 16 £65,000 +18.18%
East of England -16 15 £67,500 -3.57% 1
East Midlands -6 5 £97,500 +77.27% 2
South West -7 3 £77,500 +40.91%
North West -27 2 £71,250 +21.28% 1
Wales 0 1 £57,500 -9.80%

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 195 (80.25%) Cisco
2 162 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 137 (56.38%) WAN
4 117 (48.15%) Firewall
5 105 (43.21%) Network Security
6 103 (42.39%) CCNP
7 98 (40.33%) Wireless
8 88 (36.21%) CCIE
9 86 (35.39%) Data Centre
10 81 (33.33%) Juniper
11 77 (31.69%) LAN
12 62 (25.51%) Network Design
12 62 (25.51%) Presales
13 61 (25.10%) CheckPoint
14 59 (24.28%) MPLS
14 59 (24.28%) Load Balancing
15 55 (22.63%) CCDP
15 55 (22.63%) F5
16 50 (20.58%) Network Architecture
17 45 (18.52%) ITIL
17 45 (18.52%) Palo Alto
18 43 (17.70%) VMware
19 40 (16.46%) Cisco Wireless
20 39 (16.05%) VPN
21 38 (15.64%) Cisco Nexus
22 37 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
23 36 (14.81%) Service Delivery
24 34 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
25 33 (13.58%) JNCIE
25 33 (13.58%) Migration

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 16 (6.58%) Skype for Business
2 8 (3.29%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.65%) CMS
4 3 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.41%) Apache
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.29%) IaaS
1 25 (10.29%) PaaS
2 24 (9.88%) SaaS
3 23 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 137 (56.38%) WAN
2 117 (48.15%) Firewall
3 105 (43.21%) Network Security
4 98 (40.33%) Wireless
5 77 (31.69%) LAN
6 59 (24.28%) MPLS
7 40 (16.46%) Cisco Wireless
8 39 (16.05%) VPN
9 38 (15.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (9.88%) OSPF
11 24 (9.88%) Unified Communications
11 24 (9.88%) VoIP
12 22 (9.05%) BGP
13 20 (8.23%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (7.82%) Cisco ISE
14 19 (7.82%) Telepresence
15 18 (7.41%) WLAN
16 14 (5.76%) IPsec
16 14 (5.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.41%) Big Data
1 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) JIRA
1 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (10.29%) Finance
2 15 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.12%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.29%) Retail
5 6 (2.47%) Banking
6 3 (1.23%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.06%) Middleware
2 4 (1.65%) FreeSWITCH
3 2 (0.82%) Web Services
4 1 (0.41%) gRPC
4 1 (0.41%) JSON
4 1 (0.41%) Kafka
4 1 (0.41%) OAuth
4 1 (0.41%) OpenID
4 1 (0.41%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (0.41%) RAML
4 1 (0.41%) REST
4 1 (0.41%) RESTful
4 1 (0.41%) Swagger
4 1 (0.41%) XMPP
4 1 (0.41%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (35.39%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.94%) FlexPod
4 12 (4.94%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.29%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.47%) Clustering
6 6 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.47%) PKI
7 4 (1.65%) Fintech
7 4 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.23%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) CESG
9 2 (0.82%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.17%) Linux
2 7 (2.88%) Windows
3 5 (2.06%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (2.06%) Solaris
3 5 (2.06%) Unix
4 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.51%) Network Design
1 62 (25.51%) Presales
2 59 (24.28%) Load Balancing
3 50 (20.58%) Network Architecture
4 45 (18.52%) ITIL
5 36 (14.81%) Service Delivery
6 33 (13.58%) Migration
7 29 (11.93%) Mentoring
8 27 (11.11%) ITIL V3
9 26 (10.70%) TOGAF
10 19 (7.82%) PRINCE2
11 18 (7.41%) Translating Business Requirements
12 17 (7.00%) Service Management
13 16 (6.58%) Network Management
13 16 (6.58%) Network Virtualisation
13 16 (6.58%) Project Management
13 16 (6.58%) Security Architecture
14 15 (6.17%) Value Proposition
15 14 (5.76%) Risk Management
15 14 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.47%) C
2 4 (1.65%) Python
3 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.23%) PHP
3 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.23%) VBScript
4 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 162 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (42.39%) CCNP
3 88 (36.21%) CCIE
4 55 (22.63%) CCDP
5 33 (13.58%) JNCIE
6 31 (12.76%) Security Cleared
7 28 (11.52%) SC Cleared
8 19 (7.82%) CCNA
9 17 (7.00%) Degree
9 17 (7.00%) JNCIP
10 16 (6.58%) CCDA
11 14 (5.76%) TOGAF Certification
12 10 (4.12%) CCSA
12 10 (4.12%) CCSE
13 8 (3.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 7 (2.88%) CCDE
15 6 (2.47%) DV Cleared
16 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
17 4 (1.65%) CISM
17 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.94%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (2.47%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.06%) SLA
4 2 (0.82%) GDPR
4 2 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 37 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.41%) VMware NSX
4 14 (5.76%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.65%) Kamailio
7 3 (1.23%) Docker
7 3 (1.23%) vSphere
8 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (4.94%) CASB
1 12 (4.94%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (4.12%) SCVMM
3 5 (2.06%) BladeLogic
3 5 (2.06%) Control-M
3 5 (2.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (1.65%) Ansible
5 3 (1.23%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.23%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.23%) Puppet
5 3 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.41%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 195 (80.25%) Cisco
2 81 (33.33%) Juniper
3 61 (25.10%) CheckPoint
4 55 (22.63%) F5
5 45 (18.52%) Palo Alto
6 43 (17.70%) VMware
7 33 (13.58%) Microsoft
8 27 (11.11%) HP
9 26 (10.70%) Fortinet
10 23 (9.47%) Meraki
11 22 (9.05%) Brocade
12 19 (7.82%) Avaya
13 16 (6.58%) SolarWinds
14 15 (6.17%) Aruba
15 13 (5.35%) Blue Coat
15 13 (5.35%) Citrix
15 13 (5.35%) McAfee
15 13 (5.35%) Riverbed
16 12 (4.94%) Infoblox
16 12 (4.94%) Sophos