Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 916 832 1015
Rank change year-on-year -84 +183 -240
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 267 363 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 195 308 236
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -3.70%
10th Percentile £53,000 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £81,250
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 169,137 170,894 196,409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.22% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,840 139,688 164,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Top 16 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 17 July 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 -86 243 £70,000 +7.69% 37
UK excluding London -43 145 £65,000 - 25
London -37 111 £77,500 +10.71% 13
South East -24 57 £65,000 - 7
Midlands +42 49 £65,000 +18.18% 5
West Midlands +49 48 £65,000 +18.18% 4
North of England -16 16 £65,000 +8.33% 7
East of England 0 14 £67,500 -3.57% 5
Scotland -22 13 £65,000 +44.44%
Yorkshire +12 9 £62,500 +12.87% 5
South West +4 9 £70,000 +7.69%
North West -3 5 £57,500 -11.54% 2
Wales +6 3 £70,000 +12.00% 1
North East -22 2 £65,000 +28.71%
East Midlands -4 1 £97,500 +66.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £70,000 -

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 222 (83.15%) Cisco
2 161 (60.30%) Cisco Certification
3 129 (48.31%) WAN
3 129 (48.31%) Data Centre
4 117 (43.82%) CCNP
4 117 (43.82%) Network Security
5 108 (40.45%) Juniper
5 108 (40.45%) Firewall
6 106 (39.70%) Wireless
7 90 (33.71%) CCIE
8 77 (28.84%) Presales
9 74 (27.72%) LAN
9 74 (27.72%) F5
10 70 (26.22%) CheckPoint
11 55 (20.60%) Cisco Nexus
12 53 (19.85%) CCDP
13 47 (17.60%) VMware
14 45 (16.85%) ITIL
15 44 (16.48%) Cisco Wireless
16 43 (16.10%) Fortinet
17 42 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
18 41 (15.36%) Meraki
19 40 (14.98%) Network Design
20 38 (14.23%) Palo Alto
21 36 (13.48%) Finance
21 36 (13.48%) Service Delivery
22 35 (13.11%) Load Balancing
23 34 (12.73%) Network Architecture
24 33 (12.36%) Migration
25 31 (11.61%) TOGAF

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 9 (3.37%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.87%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (1.50%) CMS
3 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.50%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (1.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.99%) IaaS
3 16 (5.99%) PaaS
3 16 (5.99%) SaaS
4 4 (1.50%) Office 365
5 1 (0.37%) GitHub
5 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 129 (48.31%) WAN
2 117 (43.82%) Network Security
3 108 (40.45%) Firewall
4 106 (39.70%) Wireless
5 74 (27.72%) LAN
6 55 (20.60%) Cisco Nexus
7 44 (16.48%) Cisco Wireless
8 31 (11.61%) VLAN
8 31 (11.61%) VPN
9 30 (11.24%) Cisco ASA
10 29 (10.86%) MPLS
11 25 (9.36%) Cisco ISE
12 21 (7.87%) BGP
13 20 (7.49%) OSPF
14 15 (5.62%) DNS
14 15 (5.62%) Unified Communications
15 14 (5.24%) WLAN
16 13 (4.87%) VoIP
17 12 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
18 11 (4.12%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 36 (13.48%) Finance
2 20 (7.49%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.37%) Banking
4 7 (2.62%) Retail
5 5 (1.87%) Local Government
6 3 (1.12%) Billing
6 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Games
7 2 (0.75%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.87%) Middleware
2 3 (1.12%) Web Services
3 1 (0.37%) CGI
3 1 (0.37%) gRPC
3 1 (0.37%) JSON
3 1 (0.37%) Kafka
3 1 (0.37%) OAuth
3 1 (0.37%) OpenID
3 1 (0.37%) Protocol Buffers
3 1 (0.37%) RAML
3 1 (0.37%) REST
3 1 (0.37%) Swagger
3 1 (0.37%) XMPP
3 1 (0.37%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 129 (48.31%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.99%) FlexPod
3 13 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (3.75%) Fintech
7 6 (2.25%) PKI
8 5 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.50%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.50%) CMDB
10 2 (0.75%) CESG
10 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) User Experience
11 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.12%) Linux
1 11 (4.12%) Windows
2 5 (1.87%) Oracle Linux
2 5 (1.87%) Solaris
2 5 (1.87%) Unix
3 3 (1.12%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (28.84%) Presales
2 45 (16.85%) ITIL
3 40 (14.98%) Network Design
4 36 (13.48%) Service Delivery
5 35 (13.11%) Load Balancing
6 34 (12.73%) Network Architecture
7 33 (12.36%) Migration
8 31 (11.61%) TOGAF
9 30 (11.24%) Mentoring
10 28 (10.49%) Security Architecture
11 27 (10.11%) ITIL V3
12 26 (9.74%) SIEM
13 24 (8.99%) Project Management
14 23 (8.61%) Customer Requirements
15 22 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (7.49%) Value Proposition
17 19 (7.12%) Kalman Filter
18 18 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
19 17 (6.37%) PRINCE2
20 16 (5.99%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.25%) C
2 4 (1.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.50%) VBScript
3 2 (0.75%) Perl
3 2 (0.75%) Python
4 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.37%) Go
Qualifications
1 161 (60.30%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (43.82%) CCNP
3 90 (33.71%) CCIE
4 53 (19.85%) CCDP
5 27 (10.11%) Security Cleared
6 25 (9.36%) JNCIE
6 25 (9.36%) SC Cleared
7 24 (8.99%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 20 (7.49%) Degree
9 19 (7.12%) TOGAF Certification
10 18 (6.74%) CISSP
11 9 (3.37%) CCNA
11 9 (3.37%) CISM
11 9 (3.37%) JNCIS
12 8 (3.00%) GIAC
12 8 (3.00%) SANS
13 7 (2.62%) CISA
13 7 (2.62%) CRISC
13 7 (2.62%) JNCIP
14 6 (2.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (5.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 15 (5.62%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.50%) GDPR
5 3 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.75%) SLA
7 1 (0.37%) COBIT
7 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.37%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 42 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (10.11%) Active Directory
3 23 (8.61%) VMware NSX
4 11 (4.12%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.75%) vSphere
7 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (6.37%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (5.99%) CASB
3 8 (3.00%) SCVMM
4 5 (1.87%) BladeLogic
4 5 (1.87%) Control-M
4 5 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.12%) Cacti
6 3 (1.12%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.75%) QRadar
8 1 (0.37%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 222 (83.15%) Cisco
2 108 (40.45%) Juniper
3 74 (27.72%) F5
4 70 (26.22%) CheckPoint
5 47 (17.60%) VMware
6 43 (16.10%) Fortinet
7 41 (15.36%) Meraki
8 38 (14.23%) Palo Alto
9 30 (11.24%) HP
10 28 (10.49%) Riverbed
11 23 (8.61%) Brocade
12 21 (7.87%) Microsoft
12 21 (7.87%) SolarWinds
13 20 (7.49%) Aruba
14 17 (6.37%) Infoblox
14 17 (6.37%) McAfee
15 16 (5.99%) Sophos
16 15 (5.62%) Blue Coat
16 15 (5.62%) EMC
16 15 (5.62%) NetApp