Network Architect
UK

The median Network Architect salary in the UK is £69,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 3 March 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
3 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 647 853 951
Rank change year-on-year +206 +98 -229
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 190 179 219
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 112 118 158
10th Percentile £52,000 £65,000 £65,000
25th Percentile £57,500 £67,500 £70,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £69,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.75% - +10.34%
75th Percentile £73,000 £85,000 £100,000
90th Percentile £86,125 £91,500 £106,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £73,500
% change year-on-year -3.57% -4.76% +5.00%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 77,031 104,241 136,469
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 93.48% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 57,563 65,286 84,676
10th Percentile £28,573 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,085 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00% +5.26%

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 3 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Top 17 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 3 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +253 167 £69,000 -1.43% 31
UK excluding London +175 152 £67,500 -3.57% 23
Work from Home +95 79 £65,000 -18.75% 15
South East +103 68 £70,000 +7.69% 13
London +187 27 £80,000 +6.67% 9
North of England +134 27 £60,000 -14.29% 5
North West +69 23 £60,000 -14.29% 5
Midlands +67 23 £60,000 -26.15%
West Midlands +70 20 £60,000 -27.27%
South West +26 20 £55,000 -21.43% 3
Scotland -25 6 - - 1
Wales - 5 £55,750 -
Yorkshire +97 4 £82,500 -2.94%
East Midlands +14 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
East of England +53 2 £58,000 - 2
North East - 2 £63,750 -

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 3 March 2024, Network Architect job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 82 (43.16%) Cisco
2 81 (42.63%) Security Cleared
3 67 (35.26%) SC Cleared
4 62 (32.63%) Presales
5 60 (31.58%) WAN
6 49 (25.79%) Network Design
7 48 (25.26%) Juniper
8 47 (24.74%) Customer Requirements
9 42 (22.11%) People Management
9 42 (22.11%) Network Management
10 41 (21.58%) Migration
11 37 (19.47%) SaaS
12 36 (18.95%) Matrix Management
12 36 (18.95%) LAN
12 36 (18.95%) Actionable Insight
13 34 (17.89%) Network Security
14 31 (16.32%) Cisco Certification
14 31 (16.32%) Cisco Firepower
14 31 (16.32%) Data Centre
15 30 (15.79%) MPLS
16 27 (14.21%) Firewall
17 26 (13.68%) Technical Leadership
17 26 (13.68%) SD-WAN
18 25 (13.16%) SIEM
19 23 (12.11%) CCNP
20 22 (11.58%) F5
21 20 (10.53%) Network Architecture
22 19 (10.00%) BGP
23 16 (8.42%) Wireless
24 15 (7.89%) Fortinet

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.11%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Simulink
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 37 (19.47%) SaaS
2 14 (7.37%) Azure
3 6 (3.16%) GCP
4 3 (1.58%) AWS
5 2 (1.05%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.53%) IaaS
6 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (31.58%) WAN
2 36 (18.95%) LAN
3 34 (17.89%) Network Security
4 31 (16.32%) Cisco Firepower
5 30 (15.79%) MPLS
6 27 (14.21%) Firewall
7 26 (13.68%) SD-WAN
8 19 (10.00%) BGP
9 16 (8.42%) Wireless
10 10 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (5.26%) OSPF
11 9 (4.74%) SSL
12 8 (4.21%) Cisco ISE
12 8 (4.21%) NX-OS
12 8 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (4.21%) WLAN
13 6 (3.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (3.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (3.16%) Junos
13 6 (3.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.11%) JIRA
1 4 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (7.37%) Social Skills
2 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.16%) Finance
3 6 (3.16%) Law
3 6 (3.16%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.11%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (0.53%) Legal
5 1 (0.53%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (0.53%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.16%) JSON
2 4 (2.11%) Akka
2 4 (2.11%) LAMP
2 4 (2.11%) NETCONF
2 4 (2.11%) REST
2 4 (2.11%) YANG
3 2 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.32%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.16%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (2.11%) PKI
4 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.53%) CMDB
5 1 (0.53%) Distributed Computing
5 1 (0.53%) IoT
5 1 (0.53%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (0.53%) PropTech
5 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.53%) Team-Oriented Environment
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.21%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (32.63%) Presales
2 49 (25.79%) Network Design
3 47 (24.74%) Customer Requirements
4 42 (22.11%) Network Management
4 42 (22.11%) People Management
5 41 (21.58%) Migration
6 36 (18.95%) Actionable Insight
6 36 (18.95%) Matrix Management
7 26 (13.68%) Technical Leadership
8 25 (13.16%) SIEM
9 20 (10.53%) Network Architecture
10 13 (6.84%) Mentoring
10 13 (6.84%) Roadmaps
11 12 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (5.79%) Artificial Intelligence
12 11 (5.79%) Requirements Management
12 11 (5.79%) Technology Roadmap
12 11 (5.79%) Technology Strategy
13 10 (5.26%) Business Strategy
14 8 (4.21%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.26%) Python
2 4 (2.11%) Bash
2 4 (2.11%) PHP
3 3 (1.58%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 81 (42.63%) Security Cleared
2 67 (35.26%) SC Cleared
3 31 (16.32%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (12.11%) CCNP
5 11 (5.79%) CCNA
6 10 (5.26%) Degree
7 8 (4.21%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.68%) CCDA
8 7 (3.68%) CCDP
9 5 (2.63%) CCIE
10 4 (2.11%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (2.11%) HNC
10 4 (2.11%) HND
11 3 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.58%) Master's Degree
12 2 (1.05%) CCIE Data Center
12 2 (1.05%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.53%) NCSC
1 1 (0.53%) NIST
System Software
1 7 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (5.26%) Ansible
1 10 (5.26%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.21%) Endace
3 6 (3.16%) Terraform
4 4 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.11%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 82 (43.16%) Cisco
2 48 (25.26%) Juniper
3 22 (11.58%) F5
4 15 (7.89%) Fortinet
5 13 (6.84%) SolarWinds
6 9 (4.74%) CheckPoint
6 9 (4.74%) Palo Alto
7 7 (3.68%) Meraki
7 7 (3.68%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.68%) VMware
8 6 (3.16%) Blue Coat
8 6 (3.16%) CA
8 6 (3.16%) Google
8 6 (3.16%) Riverbed
9 5 (2.63%) Aruba
10 4 (2.11%) Thales
11 3 (1.58%) HP
12 1 (0.53%) Ericsson
12 1 (0.53%) Huawei
12 1 (0.53%) Nokia