Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 907 820 903
Rank change year-on-year -87 +83 -103
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 274 373 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 240 299 343
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% - +3.85%
10th Percentile £54,950 £50,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £82,500 £80,000
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 165,167 169,750 201,213
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.48% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 134,266 141,304 168,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,673
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 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 -95 233 £65,000 -5.80% 44
UK excluding London -10 193 £65,000 - 37
London -75 71 £75,000 - 9
South East -59 62 £65,000 -1.89% 11
North of England +41 44 £63,750 -7.27% 10
Midlands +31 34 £62,500 +13.64% 9
Scotland -12 30 £65,000 +15.56% 1
West Midlands +10 27 £62,500 +13.64% 4
North West +16 23 £65,000 +10.64% 7
Yorkshire +35 19 £57,500 -22.03% 3
South West +21 16 £65,000 +18.18% 2
East of England +4 14 £62,500 -5.66% 3
East Midlands +26 7 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Wales +9 3 £57,500 -14.81% 1
North East - 2 £55,000 -

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 210 (76.64%) Cisco
2 170 (62.04%) Cisco Certification
3 150 (54.74%) WAN
4 138 (50.36%) Firewall
5 110 (40.15%) LAN
6 105 (38.32%) CCNP
7 97 (35.40%) MPLS
8 92 (33.58%) Wireless
9 86 (31.39%) Juniper
9 86 (31.39%) Network Security
10 83 (30.29%) VPN
11 79 (28.83%) CCIE
12 73 (26.64%) Data Centre
13 72 (26.28%) Network Design
14 69 (25.18%) TOGAF
15 59 (21.53%) CheckPoint
16 56 (20.44%) Load Balancing
17 54 (19.71%) Finance
18 53 (19.34%) Security Cleared
19 50 (18.25%) SC Cleared
19 50 (18.25%) Presales
20 47 (17.15%) VMware
20 47 (17.15%) Network Architecture
20 47 (17.15%) F5
21 44 (16.06%) ITIL
22 43 (15.69%) OSPF
22 43 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
23 40 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
24 38 (13.87%) BGP
25 37 (13.50%) Stakeholder Management

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 12 (4.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 12 (4.38%) Skype for Business
2 9 (3.28%) SAS
3 3 (1.09%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.73%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.36%) Apache
5 1 (0.36%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.36%) IIS
5 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (4.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.01%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.84%) SaaS
4 14 (5.11%) IaaS
4 14 (5.11%) PaaS
5 11 (4.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 150 (54.74%) WAN
2 138 (50.36%) Firewall
3 110 (40.15%) LAN
4 97 (35.40%) MPLS
5 92 (33.58%) Wireless
6 86 (31.39%) Network Security
7 83 (30.29%) VPN
8 43 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
8 43 (15.69%) OSPF
9 38 (13.87%) BGP
10 37 (13.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 34 (12.41%) DNS
12 33 (12.04%) Wi-Fi
13 27 (9.85%) IP Telephony
13 27 (9.85%) VoIP
14 26 (9.49%) Cisco Wireless
15 24 (8.76%) Unified Communications
16 22 (8.03%) Internet
16 22 (8.03%) Software-Defined Networking
17 20 (7.30%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (4.74%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 54 (19.71%) Finance
2 23 (8.39%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.65%) Law
4 9 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.55%) Banking
6 5 (1.82%) Electronics
6 5 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.82%) Retail
7 3 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.73%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.46%) FreeSWITCH
2 2 (0.73%) COM
2 2 (0.73%) REST
3 1 (0.36%) J2EE
3 1 (0.36%) Java EE
3 1 (0.36%) Middleware
3 1 (0.36%) OpenDaylight
3 1 (0.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 73 (26.64%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.39%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.38%) Blackberry
4 10 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (2.55%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.82%) Clustering
7 5 (1.82%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.46%) Derivative
8 4 (1.46%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.09%) Fintech
10 2 (0.73%) FMCG
10 2 (0.73%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) PKI
11 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.12%) Linux
2 18 (6.57%) Windows
3 12 (4.38%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.73%) Android
4 2 (0.73%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.73%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) Unix
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.28%) Network Design
2 69 (25.18%) TOGAF
3 56 (20.44%) Load Balancing
4 50 (18.25%) Presales
5 47 (17.15%) Network Architecture
6 44 (16.06%) ITIL
7 37 (13.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (12.04%) Translating Business Requirements
9 30 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (10.22%) Service Delivery
11 22 (8.03%) Zachman Framework
12 19 (6.93%) Information Security
12 19 (6.93%) Service Management
13 18 (6.57%) Migration
13 18 (6.57%) Network Virtualisation
13 18 (6.57%) Technical Architecture
14 17 (6.20%) Mentoring
14 17 (6.20%) Scrum
15 16 (5.84%) ITIL V3
16 13 (4.74%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.38%) PowerShell
2 9 (3.28%) Python
3 5 (1.82%) C
3 5 (1.82%) Perl
4 4 (1.46%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.46%) Ruby
5 3 (1.09%) PHP
6 1 (0.36%) Java
6 1 (0.36%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 170 (62.04%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (38.32%) CCNP
3 79 (28.83%) CCIE
4 53 (19.34%) Security Cleared
5 50 (18.25%) SC Cleared
6 33 (12.04%) CCDP
7 27 (9.85%) CCNA
8 24 (8.76%) CCDA
9 23 (8.39%) JNCIE
10 19 (6.93%) JNCIP
11 18 (6.57%) DV Cleared
12 17 (6.20%) CISSP
13 15 (5.47%) CCSA
14 12 (4.38%) Degree
15 10 (3.65%) CCDE
15 10 (3.65%) CCSE
16 9 (3.28%) MCSE
16 9 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (2.55%) JNCIS
18 4 (1.46%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.19%) SLA
2 5 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 40 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (9.12%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.65%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.55%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.46%) Docker
5 4 (1.46%) Kamailio
6 3 (1.09%) vSphere
7 2 (0.73%) XenApp
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (6.93%) Ansible
2 18 (6.57%) Puppet
3 15 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.19%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.09%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.73%) SCCM
6 2 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 210 (76.64%) Cisco
2 86 (31.39%) Juniper
3 59 (21.53%) CheckPoint
4 47 (17.15%) F5
4 47 (17.15%) VMware
5 37 (13.50%) Palo Alto
6 32 (11.68%) Microsoft
7 21 (7.66%) Brocade
8 17 (6.20%) HP
9 14 (5.11%) Avaya
10 13 (4.74%) Red Hat
11 12 (4.38%) CyberArk
11 12 (4.38%) Varonis
12 11 (4.01%) Charles River
13 10 (3.65%) Citrix
14 9 (3.28%) Google
15 7 (2.55%) Blue Coat
15 7 (2.55%) Meraki
16 6 (2.19%) BMC
16 6 (2.19%) Fortinet