Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Architecture
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 872 825 754
Rank change year-on-year -47 -71 +68
Permanent jobs citing Network Architecture 329 377 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 274 254 468
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £76,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%

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 157,849 161,235 182,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.67% 90.75% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,086 129,822 152,126
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,056 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% +3.28% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Architecture in the UK

Network Architecture
Top 15 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 19 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 -41 311 £55,000 - 51
UK excluding London +18 159 £52,500 +5.00% 38
London -27 157 £60,000 -11.11% 15
South East -4 54 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Midlands +30 44 £52,500 -4.55% 5
West Midlands +25 38 £52,500 -4.55% 5
North of England +6 28 £45,000 -12.20% 8
North West +26 16 £37,500 -46.43% 6
East of England +15 14 £47,500 -40.63% 8
Yorkshire +24 12 £48,500 -3.00% 2
South West -25 11 £45,000 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +12 6 £62,500 +13.64%
Isle of Man - 4 £38,000 -
Scotland -23 3 £52,250 -18.04% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 207 (62.92%) Cisco
2 180 (54.71%) WAN
3 161 (48.94%) Cisco Certification
4 148 (44.98%) Firewall
5 139 (42.25%) LAN
6 127 (38.60%) CCNP
7 125 (37.99%) MPLS
8 121 (36.78%) VPN
9 107 (32.52%) Degree
10 101 (30.70%) Data Centre
11 93 (28.27%) VLAN
12 90 (27.36%) CCNA
13 84 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
14 82 (24.92%) Windows
15 76 (23.10%) Wireless
16 75 (22.80%) Load Balancing
17 74 (22.49%) Finance
18 70 (21.28%) Linux
19 64 (19.45%) Microsoft
20 62 (18.84%) OSPF
21 61 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
22 60 (18.24%) F5
22 60 (18.24%) VMware
23 58 (17.63%) SolarWinds
24 54 (16.41%) BGP
25 51 (15.50%) CCIE
25 51 (15.50%) Network Security
26 50 (15.20%) Juniper
27 47 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
28 45 (13.68%) CheckPoint

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 12 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.13%) IIS
2 7 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.91%) Apache
3 3 (0.91%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.61%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.30%) CMS
5 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.30%) JBoss
5 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (6.99%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.61%) InDesign
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 84 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.69%) Office 365
4 16 (4.86%) IaaS
5 15 (4.56%) PaaS
6 11 (3.34%) SaaS
7 5 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.52%) G Suite
8 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.61%) GitHub
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 180 (54.71%) WAN
2 148 (44.98%) Firewall
3 139 (42.25%) LAN
4 125 (37.99%) MPLS
5 121 (36.78%) VPN
6 93 (28.27%) VLAN
7 76 (23.10%) Wireless
8 62 (18.84%) OSPF
9 54 (16.41%) BGP
10 51 (15.50%) Network Security
11 44 (13.37%) VoIP
12 43 (13.07%) Cisco ASA
13 42 (12.77%) TCP/IP
14 41 (12.46%) Cisco Nexus
15 38 (11.55%) DNS
16 33 (10.03%) WLAN
17 32 (9.73%) VPLS
18 31 (9.42%) Cisco Wireless
19 29 (8.81%) Cisco Firepower
20 28 (8.51%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.30%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.30%) MySQL
3 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.30%) OLTP
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.61%) Subversion
3 2 (0.61%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.30%) CMake
4 1 (0.30%) Maven
4 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
General
1 74 (22.49%) Finance
2 32 (9.73%) Banking
3 15 (4.56%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.65%) Retail
5 6 (1.82%) Military
6 5 (1.52%) Advertising
6 5 (1.52%) Billing
7 3 (0.91%) Law
7 3 (0.91%) Legal
7 3 (0.91%) Marketing
8 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Local Government
8 2 (0.61%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) International Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 131 (39.82%) Network Engineer
2 75 (22.80%) Architect
3 34 (10.33%) Network Architect
4 31 (9.42%) Senior Network Engineer
5 28 (8.51%) Analyst
6 27 (8.21%) Network Security Engineer
6 27 (8.21%) Security Engineer
7 25 (7.60%) Cisco Engineer
8 24 (7.29%) Consultant
9 23 (6.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 23 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (6.38%) Cisco Consultant
10 21 (6.38%) Network Consultant
11 20 (6.08%) Cisco Network Consultant
11 20 (6.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (5.78%) IT Support
12 19 (5.78%) WAN Engineer
13 18 (5.47%) LAN Engineer
13 18 (5.47%) LAN/WAN Analyst
13 18 (5.47%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.56%) Middleware
2 11 (3.34%) 802.1X
3 9 (2.74%) Web Services
4 8 (2.43%) JSON
5 7 (2.13%) .NET
5 7 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (1.52%) COM
7 4 (1.22%) RESTful
8 1 (0.30%) Ajax
8 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.30%) HTML
8 1 (0.30%) jQuery
8 1 (0.30%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.30%) MDX
8 1 (0.30%) Memcached
8 1 (0.30%) Qt
8 1 (0.30%) SAML
8 1 (0.30%) STL
8 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (30.70%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.90%) Computer Science
3 24 (7.29%) Private Cloud
4 23 (6.99%) Driving Licence
5 21 (6.38%) Management Information System
6 18 (5.47%) BBC
7 16 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (3.95%) Fintech
9 9 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (2.13%) Equities
10 7 (2.13%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (1.82%) NHS
12 5 (1.52%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 5 (1.52%) Internet of Things
12 5 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (1.22%) Online Banking
13 4 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 82 (24.92%) Windows
2 70 (21.28%) Linux
3 34 (10.33%) Windows 7
4 32 (9.73%) Windows Server
5 27 (8.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (7.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (4.86%) Mac OS X
8 12 (3.65%) Windows 10
9 10 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.43%) CentOS
10 8 (2.43%) Fedora
10 8 (2.43%) Solaris
10 8 (2.43%) Unix
11 5 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.22%) Android
13 3 (0.91%) SUSE
13 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (22.80%) Load Balancing
2 43 (13.07%) Service Management
3 41 (12.46%) ITIL
4 40 (12.16%) Network Management
5 39 (11.85%) Risk Management
6 37 (11.25%) Network Design
7 34 (10.33%) Capacity Planning
7 34 (10.33%) DevOps
7 34 (10.33%) Problem Management
8 31 (9.42%) Change Management
8 31 (9.42%) Presales
9 30 (9.12%) Migration
10 28 (8.51%) TOGAF
11 26 (7.90%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (7.90%) Service Delivery
12 24 (7.29%) Information Security
13 23 (6.99%) Kalman Filter
14 22 (6.69%) Data Security
15 21 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (6.08%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.73%) SQL
2 31 (9.42%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.78%) Python
4 10 (3.04%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.74%) Perl
5 9 (2.74%) Ruby
6 8 (2.43%) Bourne shell
6 8 (2.43%) Korn
6 8 (2.43%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.13%) C#
7 7 (2.13%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.52%) C
9 2 (0.61%) Java
10 1 (0.30%) C++
10 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 161 (48.94%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (38.60%) CCNP
3 107 (32.52%) Degree
4 90 (27.36%) CCNA
5 51 (15.50%) CCIE
6 31 (9.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (6.99%) JNCIE
8 18 (5.47%) CISSP
9 15 (4.56%) JNCIP
10 11 (3.34%) CCDA
10 11 (3.34%) CCDP
10 11 (3.34%) CISM
10 11 (3.34%) TOGAF Certification
11 8 (2.43%) Numerate Degree
11 8 (2.43%) RHCA
11 8 (2.43%) RHCE
11 8 (2.43%) RHCSA
12 7 (2.13%) JNCIA
12 7 (2.13%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.95%) SLA
3 6 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.22%) GDPR
6 3 (0.91%) COBIT
6 3 (0.91%) PMO
7 2 (0.61%) GCP
7 2 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.30%) Def Stans
System Software
1 47 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (12.77%) Active Directory
3 25 (7.60%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.74%) Docker
5 6 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.52%) pfSense
6 5 (1.52%) vSphere
7 3 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.91%) XenApp
8 2 (0.61%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (6.08%) QRadar
1 20 (6.08%) WhatsUp Gold
2 10 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.04%) Puppet
3 8 (2.43%) FortiGate
4 7 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (1.52%) BladeLogic
5 5 (1.52%) Control-M
5 5 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (1.52%) TrustSec
6 4 (1.22%) Ansible
6 4 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.61%) Cacti
7 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.61%) Nagios
7 2 (0.61%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 207 (62.92%) Cisco
2 64 (19.45%) Microsoft
3 60 (18.24%) F5
3 60 (18.24%) VMware
4 58 (17.63%) SolarWinds
5 50 (15.20%) Juniper
6 45 (13.68%) CheckPoint
7 39 (11.85%) Citrix
8 37 (11.25%) Blue Coat
9 30 (9.12%) Meraki
10 28 (8.51%) HP
11 27 (8.21%) Forcepoint
12 25 (7.60%) Palo Alto
13 22 (6.69%) Zscaler
14 20 (6.08%) Tripwire
15 18 (5.47%) Virgin Media
16 14 (4.26%) Nokia
17 11 (3.34%) Fortinet
17 11 (3.34%) Google
17 11 (3.34%) Red Hat