Period
to 18 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Network Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Architecture over the 6 months to 18 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Architecture
UK
6 months to
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 818 844 784
Rank change year-on-year +26 -60 +56
Permanent jobs citing Network Architecture 300 365 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 212 281 347
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £39,250 £35,000 £36,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -4.55% -

Network Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 136,253 161,202 158,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.79% 91.81% 91.30%
Number of salaries quoted 107,377 131,399 130,307
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Network Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Architecture in the UK

Network Architecture
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Architecture.

Salary trend for Network Architecture in the UK

Network Architecture
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architecture over the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Network Architecture in the UK

Network Architecture
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 Architecture within the UK over the 6 months to 18 March 2019. 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 +36 291 £55,000 - 58
UK excluding London +11 152 £52,500 - 43
London +89 138 £70,000 +12.90% 17
South East +20 56 £54,500 -0.91% 16
Midlands +38 33 £57,500 +9.52% 5
West Midlands +27 30 £55,000 +4.76% 5
North of England +16 27 £51,000 +13.33% 10
South West +13 22 £46,000 -3.16% 10
Yorkshire +19 17 £50,000 -13.04% 7
East of England +48 13 £55,000 -12.00%
North West +30 10 £52,284 +23.02% 3
East Midlands +23 3 £95,000 +137.50%
Scotland +4 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, IT jobs citing Network Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 149 (49.67%) Cisco
2 141 (47.00%) WAN
3 132 (44.00%) Firewall
4 115 (38.33%) LAN
5 110 (36.67%) VPN
6 83 (27.67%) MPLS
7 76 (25.33%) Data Centre
8 74 (24.67%) OSPF
8 74 (24.67%) Cisco Certification
9 68 (22.67%) BGP
9 68 (22.67%) Network Design
9 68 (22.67%) Amazon AWS
10 67 (22.33%) Network Security
11 64 (21.33%) Finance
12 61 (20.33%) CheckPoint
13 58 (19.33%) CCNP
14 53 (17.67%) Cisco ASA
15 50 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
16 49 (16.33%) Juniper
17 48 (16.00%) Windows
18 45 (15.00%) DNS
19 44 (14.67%) Linux
20 43 (14.33%) Telecoms
20 43 (14.33%) Wireless
21 40 (13.33%) Migration
21 40 (13.33%) Palo Alto
22 39 (13.00%) Python
23 38 (12.67%) VoIP
23 38 (12.67%) Presales
24 37 (12.33%) CCIE

Network Architecture
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 13 (4.33%) Apache
2 11 (3.67%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.67%) IIS
3 8 (2.67%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.67%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.67%) Exstream Dialogue
7 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.67%) Exstream
3 1 (0.33%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 68 (22.67%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (9.00%) Office 365
4 16 (5.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 15 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (4.67%) Amazon S3
7 10 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (2.00%) GitHub
9 5 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.33%) IaaS
10 4 (1.33%) PaaS
11 3 (1.00%) G Suite
12 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.33%) Serverless
13 1 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 141 (47.00%) WAN
2 132 (44.00%) Firewall
3 115 (38.33%) LAN
4 110 (36.67%) VPN
5 83 (27.67%) MPLS
6 74 (24.67%) OSPF
7 68 (22.67%) BGP
8 67 (22.33%) Network Security
9 53 (17.67%) Cisco ASA
10 45 (15.00%) DNS
11 43 (14.33%) Wireless
12 38 (12.67%) VoIP
13 37 (12.33%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (11.00%) VLAN
15 28 (9.33%) Cisco Nexus
16 25 (8.33%) IP Telephony
16 25 (8.33%) TCP/IP
17 24 (8.00%) Internet
18 22 (7.33%) Cisco IOS
18 22 (7.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 5 (1.67%) Blockchain
1 5 (1.67%) Hadoop
1 5 (1.67%) MongoDB
1 5 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.67%) Big Data
2 2 (0.67%) Flink
2 2 (0.67%) OLAP
2 2 (0.67%) OLTP
3 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.33%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.33%) Maltego
3 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Travis CI
2 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.33%) GDB
3 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.33%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.33%) JIRA
3 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 64 (21.33%) Finance
2 43 (14.33%) Telecoms
3 22 (7.33%) Retail
4 17 (5.67%) Banking
5 10 (3.33%) Marketing
6 9 (3.00%) Electronics
7 5 (1.67%) Legal
7 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.33%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (31.33%) Architect
2 77 (25.67%) Network Engineer
3 53 (17.67%) Network Architect
4 21 (7.00%) Consultant
5 20 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (6.33%) Senior Architect
7 17 (5.67%) Analyst
7 17 (5.67%) Cisco Engineer
8 16 (5.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 14 (4.67%) AWS Architect
9 14 (4.67%) Network Manager
10 13 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
10 13 (4.33%) Security Engineer
11 12 (4.00%) Senior Network Architect
11 12 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
12 11 (3.67%) Network Communications Engineer
13 10 (3.33%) Network Consultant
13 10 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
14 9 (3.00%) Presales Consultant
15 8 (2.67%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.00%) XMPP
2 14 (4.67%) Memcached
3 8 (2.67%) .NET
4 7 (2.33%) Web Services
5 5 (1.67%) Kafka
5 5 (1.67%) Node.js
5 5 (1.67%) React
6 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 76 (25.33%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.67%) Virtual Team
5 13 (4.33%) Fintech
6 11 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (3.33%) Private Cloud
8 9 (3.00%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (2.00%) NHS
11 6 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 3 (1.00%) Device Driver
14 3 (1.00%) Driving Licence
14 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (16.00%) Windows
2 44 (14.67%) Linux
3 18 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (5.67%) Unix
5 11 (3.67%) Mac OS X
6 8 (2.67%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.67%) CentOS
7 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.67%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.33%) Android
8 1 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (22.67%) Network Design
2 40 (13.33%) Migration
3 38 (12.67%) Presales
4 36 (12.00%) ITIL
5 35 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (9.67%) Information Security
6 29 (9.67%) Load Balancing
7 28 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (9.00%) TOGAF
9 24 (8.00%) Computer Science
10 21 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (6.67%) Change Management
11 20 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (6.33%) Network Monitoring
13 18 (6.00%) Project Management
13 18 (6.00%) Security Testing
14 17 (5.67%) Technical Leadership
15 16 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 15 (5.00%) Remediation Plan
16 15 (5.00%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.00%) Python
2 24 (8.00%) Perl
3 22 (7.33%) SQL
4 20 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 13 (4.33%) Java
6 9 (3.00%) C
7 7 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.33%) C++
8 5 (1.67%) Scala
9 3 (1.00%) Go
10 2 (0.67%) Ruby
11 1 (0.33%) C#
11 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 74 (24.67%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (19.33%) CCNP
3 37 (12.33%) CCIE
4 36 (12.00%) Degree
5 24 (8.00%) CCNA
6 19 (6.33%) CCDP
7 17 (5.67%) Security Cleared
8 16 (5.33%) JNCIE
9 14 (4.67%) SC Cleared
10 10 (3.33%) CISSP
11 9 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (2.67%) DV Cleared
13 6 (2.00%) MCSE
13 6 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (2.00%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (1.67%) CCDE
14 5 (1.67%) PMI Certification
14 5 (1.67%) VCDX
15 4 (1.33%) CESG Certified Professional
15 4 (1.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (6.67%) SLA
3 9 (3.00%) GDPR
4 7 (2.33%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.00%) QA
7 2 (0.67%) GPG13
7 2 (0.67%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.67%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.33%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.33%) PMO
8 1 (0.33%) PSD2
System Software
1 17 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.33%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.67%) Docker
4 6 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.33%) Firmware
5 4 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.00%) vSphere
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (5.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.67%) Ansible
2 8 (2.67%) Puppet
3 6 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.00%) SCCM
4 5 (1.67%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (1.67%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.00%) EnCase
7 2 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.67%) Nagios
7 2 (0.67%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.67%) Observium
7 2 (0.67%) Packer
7 2 (0.67%) QRadar
7 2 (0.67%) Scalr
Vendors
1 149 (49.67%) Cisco
2 61 (20.33%) CheckPoint
3 49 (16.33%) Juniper
4 40 (13.33%) Palo Alto
5 31 (10.33%) F5
6 27 (9.00%) Meraki
7 26 (8.67%) Microsoft
8 20 (6.67%) HP
9 16 (5.33%) McAfee
10 15 (5.00%) SolarWinds
11 14 (4.67%) VMware
12 13 (4.33%) Aruba
12 13 (4.33%) Fortinet
13 12 (4.00%) Arista
14 8 (2.67%) Blue Coat
14 8 (2.67%) ServiceNow
15 6 (2.00%) Comptel
15 6 (2.00%) IBM
15 6 (2.00%) Nokia
15 6 (2.00%) Symantec