Period
to 31 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 586 819 897
Rank change year-on-year +233 +78 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 101 250 283
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 64 197 272
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £92,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 47,256 130,751 157,390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.64% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 39,119 104,632 126,580
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Network Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Architect.

Salary trend for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Architect over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Top 13 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 31 October 2020. 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 +236 100 £70,000 - 19
UK excluding London +213 63 £70,000 +7.69% 14
London +228 37 £85,000 +15.25% 4
South East +179 31 £70,000 -6.67% 6
South West +120 10 £65,000 -7.14%
Work from Home -10 10 £70,000 +1.82% 2
East of England +133 9 £70,000 +16.67% 1
Midlands +100 8 £57,500 -4.17% 3
West Midlands +78 7 £57,500 -4.17% 3
North of England +172 5 £70,000 +40.00% 4
North West +126 3 £72,000 +44.00% 4
Yorkshire +121 2 £57,500 -17.86%
East Midlands - 1 £75,000 -

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 48 (47.52%) Cisco
2 44 (43.56%) Data Centre
3 43 (42.57%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (35.64%) Juniper
4 36 (35.64%) BGP
4 36 (35.64%) CCNP
5 34 (33.66%) OSPF
6 33 (32.67%) Telecoms
7 32 (31.68%) Wireless
8 27 (26.73%) Python
9 25 (24.75%) VMware
10 24 (23.76%) Linux
10 24 (23.76%) Firewall
11 23 (22.77%) Security Cleared
11 23 (22.77%) Network Monitoring
12 22 (21.78%) WAN
12 22 (21.78%) CCIE
13 20 (19.80%) GAP Analysis
13 20 (19.80%) SNMP
13 20 (19.80%) LAN
13 20 (19.80%) IGMP
13 20 (19.80%) Algorithmic Trading
13 20 (19.80%) Electronic Trading
13 20 (19.80%) Multicast
13 20 (19.80%) Low Latency
13 20 (19.80%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 20 (19.80%) Splunk
13 20 (19.80%) Reverse Engineering
13 20 (19.80%) Grafana
13 20 (19.80%) High-Frequency Trading

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 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.88%) Azure
2 11 (10.89%) AWS
3 4 (3.96%) GCP
4 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.99%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (35.64%) BGP
2 34 (33.66%) OSPF
3 32 (31.68%) Wireless
4 24 (23.76%) Firewall
5 22 (21.78%) WAN
6 20 (19.80%) IGMP
6 20 (19.80%) LAN
6 20 (19.80%) Multicast
6 20 (19.80%) SNMP
7 18 (17.82%) Network Security
8 12 (11.88%) MPLS
9 11 (10.89%) VPN
10 10 (9.90%) Unified Communications
11 8 (7.92%) DNS
12 7 (6.93%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (6.93%) DAB
12 7 (6.93%) NetScaler
12 7 (6.93%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (5.94%) Internet
13 6 (5.94%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Burp Suite
General
1 33 (32.67%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.90%) Public Sector
3 7 (6.93%) Finance
4 4 (3.96%) Banking
4 4 (3.96%) Military
5 2 (1.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.99%) Electronics
6 1 (0.99%) Legal
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) Middleware
2 1 (0.99%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.99%) RESTful
2 1 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (43.56%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (6.93%) Public Cloud
4 6 (5.94%) Cybercrime
5 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) Handset
5 2 (1.98%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.76%) Linux
2 2 (1.98%) CentOS
2 2 (1.98%) Unix
2 2 (1.98%) Windows
3 1 (0.99%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.77%) Network Monitoring
2 20 (19.80%) Algorithmic Trading
2 20 (19.80%) Electronic Trading
2 20 (19.80%) GAP Analysis
2 20 (19.80%) High-Frequency Trading
2 20 (19.80%) Low Latency
2 20 (19.80%) Reverse Engineering
2 20 (19.80%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 18 (17.82%) Network Design
4 14 (13.86%) Customer Requirements
5 13 (12.87%) Network Architecture
6 12 (11.88%) Migration
6 12 (11.88%) Presales
7 11 (10.89%) Network Management
8 10 (9.90%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (9.90%) Security Architecture
9 8 (7.92%) Commercial Awareness
9 8 (7.92%) Converged Infrastructure
9 8 (7.92%) Technology Roadmap
9 8 (7.92%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 27 (26.73%) Python
2 4 (3.96%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (42.57%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (35.64%) CCNP
3 23 (22.77%) Security Cleared
4 22 (21.78%) CCIE
5 14 (13.86%) CCNA
6 13 (12.87%) DV Cleared
7 11 (10.89%) SC Cleared
8 8 (7.92%) CCDP
9 7 (6.93%) CISSP
9 7 (6.93%) JNCIA
10 6 (5.94%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (1.98%) CCDA
11 2 (1.98%) CCSP
11 2 (1.98%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (1.98%) Degree
11 2 (1.98%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.98%) OSCP
11 2 (1.98%) SANS
12 1 (0.99%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) NCSC
2 2 (1.98%) GDPR
2 2 (1.98%) RMADS
3 1 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.99%) NIST
3 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.91%) VMware NSX
3 5 (4.95%) vSphere
4 4 (3.96%) vCloud
5 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (19.80%) Grafana
2 4 (3.96%) vCenter Server
2 4 (3.96%) vRealize
3 2 (1.98%) Ansible
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.99%) Nessus
4 1 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (47.52%) Cisco
2 36 (35.64%) Juniper
3 25 (24.75%) VMware
4 20 (19.80%) Splunk
5 9 (8.91%) F5
5 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.92%) Palo Alto
6 8 (7.92%) YouTube
7 7 (6.93%) Arista
7 7 (6.93%) Meraki
8 6 (5.94%) Avaya
8 6 (5.94%) Brocade
8 6 (5.94%) Dell
9 5 (4.95%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.97%) Aruba
10 3 (2.97%) Mitel
11 2 (1.98%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.98%) Polycom
11 2 (1.98%) Red Box
11 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds