The median annual salary for a Network Architect was £66,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Network Architect
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 701 819 704
Rank change year-on-year +118 -115  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 157 135 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 139 111 226
Median salary £66,250 £65,000 £68,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% -5.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +136 153 £67,500 +3.84% 22
London +128 78 £70,000 -6.66% 7
South East +43 41 £65,000 -5.10% 8
Berkshire +38 15 £55,000 -15.38%
West Midlands +37 15 £55,000 +22.22%
Hampshire +25 12 £60,000 - 3
Birmingham +15 12 £55,000 +22.22%
East of England +7 11 £70,000 +12.00% 1
Yorkshire +38 10 £68,750 +27.90% 2
Hertfordshire +11 10 £70,000 +16.66% 1
Newbury +21 9 £55,000 +10.00%
West Yorkshire +32 8 £77,500 +44.18% 1
Leeds +28 8 £77,500 +55.00% 1
Farnborough - 8 £60,000 - 1
Reading +29 6 £67,500 -5.26%
Surrey +42 5 £65,000 -13.33% 1
Watford -1 4 £60,000 +33.33% 1
East Sussex - 4 £65,000 - 1
North West - 4 £65,000 - 3
City of London +35 3 £75,000 +50.00% 4
Brighton - 3 £65,000 -
Scotland +16 2 £55,000 -8.33%
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £73,750 +6.49% 1
Edinburgh +5 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Hereford -12 2 £50,000 -
Herefordshire -18 2 £50,000 -
Portsmouth - 2 £85,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £73,750 -
Warrington - 2 £65,000 -
Manchester - 2 £73,750 - 3

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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.

1 260 (74.71%) Cisco
2 152 (43.68%) Cisco Certification
3 121 (34.77%) Juniper
3 121 (34.77%) Data Centre
4 119 (34.20%) Firewall
5 113 (32.47%) WAN
6 108 (31.03%) MPLS
7 107 (30.75%) CCNP
8 95 (27.30%) CCIE
9 85 (24.43%) LAN
10 81 (23.28%) CheckPoint
11 80 (22.99%) Network Design
12 79 (22.70%) Network Security
13 78 (22.41%) F5
14 69 (19.83%) BGP
14 69 (19.83%) Cisco Nexus
15 67 (19.25%) Network Architecture
15 67 (19.25%) VPN
16 62 (17.82%) Telecoms
17 57 (16.38%) Finance
18 56 (16.09%) Presales
19 52 (14.94%) VMware
19 52 (14.94%) Wireless
20 50 (14.37%) OSPF
21 48 (13.79%) DNS
21 48 (13.79%) Palo Alto
22 47 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
23 46 (13.22%) Cisco ASA
24 44 (12.64%) Project Management
25 35 (10.06%) DHCP

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 (2.59%) OpenStack
2 6 (1.72%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.86%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.29%) IIS
4 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.44%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.44%) MS Office
2 4 (1.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.16%) IaaS
3 10 (2.87%) PaaS
4 8 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.01%) SaaS
6 4 (1.15%) Office 365
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 119 (34.20%) Firewall
2 113 (32.47%) WAN
3 108 (31.03%) MPLS
4 85 (24.43%) LAN
5 79 (22.70%) Network Security
6 69 (19.83%) BGP
6 69 (19.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 67 (19.25%) VPN
8 52 (14.94%) Wireless
9 50 (14.37%) OSPF
10 48 (13.79%) DNS
11 46 (13.22%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (10.06%) DHCP
13 23 (6.61%) VLAN
13 23 (6.61%) VoIP
14 22 (6.32%) EIGRP
14 22 (6.32%) Internet
15 20 (5.75%) BIG-IP
15 20 (5.75%) Unified Communications
16 19 (5.46%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.15%) Big Data
2 2 (0.57%) Data Lake
2 2 (0.57%) DocumentDB
3 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.29%) MySQL
3 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.29%) Riak
Development Applications
1 14 (4.02%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 62 (17.82%) Telecoms
2 57 (16.38%) Finance
3 18 (5.17%) Banking
4 12 (3.45%) Marketing
5 11 (3.16%) Legal
6 7 (2.01%) Retail
7 6 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.44%) Middleware
2 4 (1.15%) CSS
3 3 (0.86%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.57%) OpenDaylight
4 2 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 121 (34.77%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (1.72%) Derivative
7 5 (1.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.15%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.86%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.57%) iPad
10 2 (0.57%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.57%) User Experience
11 1 (0.29%) Blog
11 1 (0.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.29%) Fintech
11 1 (0.29%) PKI
11 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.76%) Linux
2 21 (6.03%) Windows
3 11 (3.16%) Unix
4 6 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.44%) CentOS
6 4 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (1.15%) Solaris
6 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (22.99%) Network Design
2 67 (19.25%) Network Architecture
3 56 (16.09%) Presales
4 44 (12.64%) Project Management
5 30 (8.62%) ITIL
6 29 (8.33%) Security Architecture
7 27 (7.76%) Migration
8 24 (6.90%) IT Strategy
9 23 (6.61%) Network Monitoring
10 22 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (6.03%) Network Management
12 19 (5.46%) Low Latency
13 18 (5.17%) Customer Requirements
14 16 (4.60%) Risk Management
14 16 (4.60%) TOGAF
15 14 (4.02%) Configuration Management
15 14 (4.02%) SIEM
16 12 (3.45%) Performance Management
17 11 (3.16%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.30%) Python
2 7 (2.01%) Perl
3 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.57%) C
4 2 (0.57%) Lisp
4 2 (0.57%) SQL
5 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 152 (43.68%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (30.75%) CCNP
3 95 (27.30%) CCIE
4 31 (8.91%) Degree
5 27 (7.76%) CCDP
5 27 (7.76%) Security Cleared
6 25 (7.18%) SC Cleared
7 16 (4.60%) CCDA
7 16 (4.60%) CCIP
8 14 (4.02%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.16%) CCNA
9 11 (3.16%) JNCIE
9 11 (3.16%) JNCIP
10 10 (2.87%) JNCIS
11 7 (2.01%) CCSE
12 6 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (1.15%) CCDE
15 3 (0.86%) CCSA
15 3 (0.86%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) GPG13
3 1 (0.29%) PMO
3 1 (0.29%) RMADS
3 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (6.03%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.15%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.57%) Docker
7 2 (0.57%) NFS
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (4.31%) Puppet
2 14 (4.02%) Ansible
3 10 (2.87%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (1.72%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.15%) BladeLogic
5 4 (1.15%) Control-M
5 4 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.57%) OpenView
6 2 (0.57%) SCCM
6 2 (0.57%) SCOM
7 1 (0.29%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.29%) Nagios
7 1 (0.29%) Nessus
7 1 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 260 (74.71%) Cisco
2 121 (34.77%) Juniper
3 81 (23.28%) CheckPoint
4 78 (22.41%) F5
5 52 (14.94%) VMware
6 48 (13.79%) Palo Alto
7 27 (7.76%) Microsoft
8 25 (7.18%) SolarWinds
9 19 (5.46%) HP
10 16 (4.60%) Avaya
10 16 (4.60%) Splunk
11 15 (4.31%) Meraki
12 14 (4.02%) AlgoSec
13 13 (3.74%) Fortinet
14 11 (3.16%) Nokia
15 10 (2.87%) Aruba
16 9 (2.59%) Blue Coat
17 8 (2.30%) Cognizant
17 8 (2.30%) NetApp
18 7 (2.01%) EMC
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