Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Architecture
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 851 778 818
Rank change year-on-year -73 +40 -16
Permanent jobs citing Network Architecture 360 411 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 276 322 437
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% - +8.49%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,550 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -10.91% +4.76% +5.00%

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 161,231 156,030 184,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.84% 90.43% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 130,643 128,474 152,913
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,128 £27,854 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Architecture in the UK

Network Architecture
Top 14 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 20 April 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 -48 343 £55,000 -4.35% 52
UK excluding London -14 210 £49,000 -10.91% 28
London -76 139 £60,000 -7.69% 24
South East +1 84 £55,000 - 7
North of England +23 46 £45,000 -2.70% 9
Midlands -1 33 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Yorkshire +45 29 £56,250 +30.81% 6
West Midlands -8 26 £52,500 +6.60% 7
East of England +11 23 £46,250 -15.91% 3
North West -6 17 £39,621 -55.98% 3
South West -40 15 £47,500 +17.28% 2
East Midlands +2 7 £46,250 -15.91%
Scotland -46 5 £52,500 -25.00%
Northern Ireland +6 4 £45,000 +38.46%

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 224 (62.22%) Cisco
2 168 (46.67%) WAN
3 161 (44.72%) Cisco Certification
4 152 (42.22%) Firewall
5 128 (35.56%) LAN
6 119 (33.06%) MPLS
7 113 (31.39%) CCNP
8 99 (27.50%) VPN
9 95 (26.39%) CCNA
10 91 (25.28%) Data Centre
11 90 (25.00%) Wireless
12 83 (23.06%) Load Balancing
13 81 (22.50%) Degree
14 80 (22.22%) Windows
15 75 (20.83%) Finance
16 72 (20.00%) Network Security
17 68 (18.89%) VLAN
18 67 (18.61%) VMware
18 67 (18.61%) CCIE
19 66 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
20 59 (16.39%) F5
21 58 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure
21 58 (16.11%) Microsoft
22 54 (15.00%) SolarWinds
23 53 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
24 52 (14.44%) Network Design
24 52 (14.44%) VoIP
25 47 (13.06%) Linux
26 46 (12.78%) Active Directory
26 46 (12.78%) Cisco ASA

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 14 (3.89%) Skype for Business
2 12 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.83%) IIS
5 2 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.28%) Apache
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.28%) CMS
6 1 (0.28%) Confluence
6 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.56%) InDesign
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 66 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (8.61%) Office 365
4 18 (5.00%) IaaS
5 10 (2.78%) PaaS
5 10 (2.78%) SaaS
6 6 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.28%) GitHub
9 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 168 (46.67%) WAN
2 152 (42.22%) Firewall
3 128 (35.56%) LAN
4 119 (33.06%) MPLS
5 99 (27.50%) VPN
6 90 (25.00%) Wireless
7 72 (20.00%) Network Security
8 68 (18.89%) VLAN
9 52 (14.44%) VoIP
10 46 (12.78%) Cisco ASA
11 44 (12.22%) DNS
12 42 (11.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 38 (10.56%) WLAN
14 35 (9.72%) OSPF
15 34 (9.44%) BGP
15 34 (9.44%) TCP/IP
16 32 (8.89%) DHCP
17 28 (7.78%) VPLS
18 25 (6.94%) Cisco Wireless
19 21 (5.83%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.83%) Big Data
2 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.28%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Travis CI
2 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.28%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
General
1 75 (20.83%) Finance
2 28 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.17%) Retail
4 14 (3.89%) Banking
5 13 (3.61%) Marketing
6 8 (2.22%) Legal
7 4 (1.11%) Billing
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.56%) International Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Law
8 2 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Military
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (35.83%) Network Engineer
2 93 (25.83%) Architect
3 52 (14.44%) Network Architect
4 31 (8.61%) Senior Network Engineer
5 29 (8.06%) Analyst
6 24 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 20 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
8 18 (5.00%) IT Engineer
9 17 (4.72%) WAN Engineer
10 16 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
10 16 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
10 16 (4.44%) Senior Architect
11 15 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
11 15 (4.17%) Consultant
12 13 (3.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 13 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
13 12 (3.33%) Network Analyst
13 12 (3.33%) Senior Network Architect
13 12 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.17%) Web Services
2 14 (3.89%) Middleware
3 12 (3.33%) .NET
4 11 (3.06%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (2.22%) JSON
6 5 (1.39%) 802.1X
6 5 (1.39%) HTML
6 5 (1.39%) LDAP
7 4 (1.11%) RESTful
8 3 (0.83%) HTML5
9 2 (0.56%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.56%) CSS
9 2 (0.56%) Material Design
9 2 (0.56%) REST
9 2 (0.56%) WebRTC
10 1 (0.28%) Kafka
10 1 (0.28%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.28%) Natural Language Processing
10 1 (0.28%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (25.28%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 25 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.94%) Driving Licence
4 21 (5.83%) Private Cloud
5 15 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.06%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (2.22%) BBC
8 7 (1.94%) Enterprise Cloud
8 7 (1.94%) Equities
8 7 (1.94%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.67%) NHS
9 6 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.39%) Fintech
10 5 (1.39%) User Experience
11 4 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 80 (22.22%) Windows
2 47 (13.06%) Linux
3 39 (10.83%) Windows Server
4 25 (6.94%) Windows 7
5 21 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (3.61%) Windows 10
8 10 (2.78%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.67%) Solaris
9 6 (1.67%) Unix
10 5 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.11%) Android
12 3 (0.83%) SUSE
12 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (23.06%) Load Balancing
2 52 (14.44%) Network Design
3 45 (12.50%) ITIL
4 42 (11.67%) Network Management
5 38 (10.56%) Change Management
5 38 (10.56%) Risk Management
6 36 (10.00%) Service Management
7 34 (9.44%) Migration
8 33 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (9.17%) Information Security
9 31 (8.61%) Problem Management
10 29 (8.06%) Capacity Planning
11 26 (7.22%) Service Delivery
12 25 (6.94%) Kalman Filter
12 25 (6.94%) TOGAF
13 24 (6.67%) Data Security
13 24 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
14 23 (6.39%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (6.11%) DevOps
16 21 (5.83%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.61%) SQL
2 27 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.17%) Python
4 11 (3.06%) C#
5 10 (2.78%) C
6 8 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.94%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.83%) PHP
10 1 (0.28%) C++
10 1 (0.28%) Java
10 1 (0.28%) Perl
10 1 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 161 (44.72%) Cisco Certification
2 113 (31.39%) CCNP
3 95 (26.39%) CCNA
4 81 (22.50%) Degree
5 67 (18.61%) CCIE
6 26 (7.22%) JNCIE
7 25 (6.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 25 (6.94%) Security Cleared
8 21 (5.83%) SC Cleared
9 18 (5.00%) CISSP
10 15 (4.17%) CCDP
10 15 (4.17%) JNCIP
11 14 (3.89%) CISM
12 12 (3.33%) DV Cleared
13 11 (3.06%) CCDA
14 9 (2.50%) GIAC
15 8 (2.22%) JNCIA
15 8 (2.22%) JNCIS
15 8 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.06%) Cyber Essentials
3 10 (2.78%) SLA
4 9 (2.50%) GDPR
5 8 (2.22%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.83%) COBIT
7 2 (0.56%) GCP
7 2 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.28%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (12.78%) Active Directory
3 28 (7.78%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.61%) Docker
5 12 (3.33%) vSphere
6 7 (1.94%) Snort
7 6 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.83%) Firmware
9 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.56%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.56%) XenApp
9 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.28%) pfSense
10 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (4.17%) Puppet
2 14 (3.89%) QRadar
3 12 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.78%) WhatsUp Gold
5 8 (2.22%) Ansible
6 5 (1.39%) BladeLogic
6 5 (1.39%) Control-M
6 5 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.11%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.11%) Nessus
7 4 (1.11%) SCCM
8 3 (0.83%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.56%) Cacti
9 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.56%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 224 (62.22%) Cisco
2 67 (18.61%) VMware
3 59 (16.39%) F5
4 58 (16.11%) Microsoft
5 54 (15.00%) SolarWinds
6 43 (11.94%) Juniper
7 40 (11.11%) Citrix
8 35 (9.72%) Palo Alto
9 30 (8.33%) Blue Coat
9 30 (8.33%) CheckPoint
10 25 (6.94%) Forcepoint
11 20 (5.56%) Zscaler
12 16 (4.44%) Avaya
13 13 (3.61%) Nokia
14 12 (3.33%) HP
15 11 (3.06%) Meraki
16 10 (2.78%) Tripwire
17 8 (2.22%) Oracle
17 8 (2.22%) Virgin Media
18 6 (1.67%) Capita