Network Design
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Network Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Design over the 6 months to 23 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 497 661 714
Rank change year-on-year +164 +53 -143
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 347 402 458
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 248 206 347
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,250 £37,800
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £52,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% -19.23% +23.81%
75th Percentile £83,750 £73,438 £81,750
90th Percentile £115,000 £82,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +11.00% -4.76% +5.00%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Network Design 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,366 106,324 132,591
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.77% 95.53% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 51,602 64,551 81,627
10th Percentile £29,500 £34,500 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £54,929 £51,350
% change year-on-year -8.97% +6.97% +6.98%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Design as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Design.

Salary trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Design over the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
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 Design within the UK over the 6 months to 23 February 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 +161 302 £61,700 +21.11% 78
UK excluding London +70 221 £55,500 +11.00% 66
London +186 116 £82,500 +32.00% 19
Work from Home +120 112 £62,750 +14.09% 15
South East +80 65 £56,675 -16.04% 24
North of England +77 48 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Midlands +73 42 £65,000 -1.89% 6
West Midlands +81 37 £75,000 -4.76% 5
South West -6 34 £35,000 -15.66% 12
Yorkshire +105 24 £52,500 +7.69% 2
North West +39 20 £47,500 +5.56% 13
Wales +27 20 £27,500 -60.71%
Scotland -1 16 £62,500 +43.68% 8
East of England +30 13 £72,500 -9.38% 2
North East -7 9 £85,000 +126.67% 1
East Midlands +3 5 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Northern Ireland +25 2 £40,000 -

Network Design
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 17 (4.90%) Microsoft Exchange
2 8 (2.31%) IIS
3 6 (1.73%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.44%) Confluence
5 3 (0.86%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) ArcView
4 2 (0.58%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.29%) Simulink
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 99 (28.53%) Azure
2 66 (19.02%) Microsoft 365
3 39 (11.24%) AWS
4 34 (9.80%) IaaS
5 32 (9.22%) PaaS
6 27 (7.78%) Azure DevOps
7 24 (6.92%) Entra ID
8 10 (2.88%) SaaS
9 7 (2.02%) Azure Sentinel
10 5 (1.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.15%) GCP
11 4 (1.15%) OCI
12 2 (0.58%) AWS Direct Connect
12 2 (0.58%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.29%) Azure Storage
13 1 (0.29%) Smartsheet
13 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 134 (38.62%) WAN
2 122 (35.16%) Firewall
3 96 (27.67%) LAN
4 88 (25.36%) VPN
5 84 (24.21%) BGP
6 67 (19.31%) TCP/IP
7 64 (18.44%) MPLS
8 50 (14.41%) OSPF
9 47 (13.54%) Network Security
10 45 (12.97%) Wireless
11 40 (11.53%) Internet
12 32 (9.22%) NGFW
13 31 (8.93%) SD-WAN
14 29 (8.36%) DNS
15 26 (7.49%) DHCP
16 25 (7.20%) VLAN
16 25 (7.20%) Wireshark
17 24 (6.92%) Cisco IOS
18 23 (6.63%) Wi-Fi
19 22 (6.34%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.44%) Big Data
2 5 (1.44%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.86%) Apache Hive
3 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.58%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.58%) GIS
5 1 (0.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (2.02%) JIRA
2 6 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.58%) LabVIEW
3 2 (0.58%) NetBeans
3 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 73 (21.04%) Social Skills
2 62 (17.87%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (13.54%) Telecoms
4 25 (7.20%) Finance
5 20 (5.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 12 (3.46%) Public Sector
7 9 (2.59%) Legal
7 9 (2.59%) Organisational Skills
8 8 (2.31%) Law
9 6 (1.73%) Banking
9 6 (1.73%) Police
9 6 (1.73%) Retail
10 5 (1.44%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.44%) Games
10 5 (1.44%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (1.44%) Marketing
11 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.86%) Local Government
13 2 (0.58%) Billing
13 2 (0.58%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (27.95%) Network Engineer
2 93 (26.80%) Architect
3 68 (19.60%) Senior
4 51 (14.70%) Network Architect
5 38 (10.95%) Lead
6 35 (10.09%) Senior Network Engineer
7 28 (8.07%) Cloud Architect
8 22 (6.34%) Citrix Architect
8 22 (6.34%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 22 (6.34%) Consultant
9 20 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (5.19%) Project Consultant
11 16 (4.61%) Senior Architect
12 15 (4.32%) DevOps Architect
12 15 (4.32%) Network Manager
13 12 (3.46%) Designer
13 12 (3.46%) Lead Designer
13 12 (3.46%) Principal Engineer
13 12 (3.46%) Senior Network Architect
14 11 (3.17%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.34%) ARM Templates
1 22 (6.34%) JSON
1 22 (6.34%) YAML
2 12 (3.46%) REST
3 6 (1.73%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.15%) HTML
5 3 (0.86%) Apache NiFi
5 3 (0.86%) JDBC
5 3 (0.86%) Kafka
5 3 (0.86%) ODBC
5 3 (0.86%) OLE DB
5 3 (0.86%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.58%) JavaFX
6 2 (0.58%) LDAP
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 99 (28.53%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.63%) Private Cloud
2 23 (6.63%) Public Cloud
3 10 (2.88%) Onboarding
4 7 (2.02%) Hedge funds
5 6 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.44%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.44%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.44%) PKI
7 4 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.86%) Clustering
8 3 (0.86%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.58%) CCTV
9 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.58%) Handset
9 2 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 66 (19.02%) Windows
2 57 (16.43%) Linux
3 33 (9.51%) Windows Server
4 21 (6.05%) Windows 10
5 16 (4.61%) Windows Server 2019
6 9 (2.59%) Android
7 8 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.31%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (1.73%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.44%) CentOS
10 4 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.86%) Debian
12 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (17.00%) Mentoring
2 57 (16.43%) Roadmaps
3 53 (15.27%) Agile
4 52 (14.99%) Problem-Solving
5 49 (14.12%) Customer Service
6 45 (12.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 45 (12.97%) ITIL
7 42 (12.10%) Technical Leadership
8 39 (11.24%) SDLC
9 38 (10.95%) CI/CD
9 38 (10.95%) Technology Roadmap
10 34 (9.80%) Network Management
10 34 (9.80%) Network Virtualisation
11 33 (9.51%) DevOps
12 32 (9.22%) Network Monitoring
13 31 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
13 31 (8.93%) Infrastructure as Code
13 31 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (7.78%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.39%) PowerShell
2 19 (5.48%) Python
3 13 (3.75%) SQL
4 11 (3.17%) Bash
5 8 (2.31%) C#
6 6 (1.73%) Java
7 4 (1.15%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.58%) C++
8 2 (0.58%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 84 (24.21%) Security Cleared
2 79 (22.77%) Cisco Certification
3 65 (18.73%) SC Cleared
4 59 (17.00%) Degree
5 53 (15.27%) CCNP
6 41 (11.82%) CCNA
7 25 (7.20%) CCIE
8 13 (3.75%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.59%) AWS Certification
9 9 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (2.02%) JNCIE
11 6 (1.73%) Azure Certification
12 5 (1.44%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (1.15%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
13 4 (1.15%) CCDP
13 4 (1.15%) MCP
14 3 (0.86%) CCDA
14 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.03%) SLA
2 10 (2.88%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.86%) GDPR
5 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.58%) NIST
5 2 (0.58%) TickIT
6 1 (0.29%) AUTOSAR
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.29%) PMO
6 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 63 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (14.70%) Active Directory
3 41 (11.82%) vSphere
4 25 (7.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 25 (7.20%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (6.05%) Hyper-V
6 11 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.15%) Firmware
9 3 (0.86%) Docker
9 3 (0.86%) HDFS
9 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.58%) KVM
10 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.58%) XenApp
10 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (11.82%) FortiGate
2 31 (8.93%) Terraform
3 21 (6.05%) Ansible
4 13 (3.75%) Icinga
5 10 (2.88%) Nagios
6 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (2.31%) Nessus
7 7 (2.02%) Endace
8 4 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.15%) Grafana
8 4 (1.15%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.15%) Stealthwatch
9 3 (0.86%) Oozie
9 3 (0.86%) Progress Chef
9 3 (0.86%) Puppet
9 3 (0.86%) Salt
10 2 (0.58%) Cacti
10 2 (0.58%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 130 (37.46%) Cisco
2 89 (25.65%) Juniper
3 72 (20.75%) VMware
4 51 (14.70%) Fortinet
4 51 (14.70%) Microsoft
5 46 (13.26%) Palo Alto
6 39 (11.24%) CheckPoint
7 26 (7.49%) Citrix
8 23 (6.63%) Oracle
9 22 (6.34%) SolarWinds
10 21 (6.05%) Meraki
10 21 (6.05%) Sandvine
11 18 (5.19%) McAfee
12 17 (4.90%) F5
13 11 (3.17%) Sophos
13 11 (3.17%) Veeam
14 9 (2.59%) Aruba
14 9 (2.59%) Ericsson
15 8 (2.31%) arcserve
15 8 (2.31%) Nokia