Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Design
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 516 468 511
Rank change year-on-year -48 +43 +28
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 933 1170 1179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.62% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.69% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 773 879 1027
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,400 £34,336
90th Percentile £76,000 £77,500 £70,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%

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.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 162655 168863 192975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 128479 140408 158967
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -48 885 £55,000 - 45
UK excluding London -77 541 £55,000 +4.76% 30
London +13 385 £64,250 +11.74% 17
South East -82 213 £55,000 - 10
North of England +56 136 £52,500 +40.00% 7
North West +40 84 £47,500 +26.67% 5
Midlands +62 81 £55,000 +10.00% 4
West Midlands +42 75 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East of England -19 57 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Yorkshire +20 46 £55,000 +27.91% 2
Scotland -31 38 £60,000 +26.32% 1
South West -9 37 £40,000 -26.61% 4
North East - 6 £52,500 -
East Midlands +36 3 £23,500 -47.78% 1
Wales -2 3 £36,500 -18.89% 1
Northern Ireland -24 1 £30,000 -29.41%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Network Design.

1 582 (62.38%) Cisco
2 464 (49.73%) Firewall
3 431 (46.20%) Cisco Certification
4 321 (34.41%) WAN
5 309 (33.12%) CCNP
6 291 (31.19%) BGP
7 282 (30.23%) MPLS
8 267 (28.62%) OSPF
9 264 (28.30%) LAN
10 263 (28.19%) Juniper
11 238 (25.51%) VPN
12 220 (23.58%) Data Centre
13 217 (23.26%) Linux
14 214 (22.94%) Network Security
15 181 (19.40%) CCIE
16 177 (18.97%) Cisco ASA
17 172 (18.44%) CheckPoint
18 167 (17.90%) TCP/IP
19 157 (16.83%) Wireless
20 149 (15.97%) Cisco Nexus
21 144 (15.43%) VMware
22 142 (15.22%) Finance
22 142 (15.22%) CCNA
23 139 (14.90%) ITIL
24 134 (14.36%) DNS
25 126 (13.50%) Degree
26 121 (12.97%) Windows
27 120 (12.86%) Load Balancing
27 120 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
28 119 (12.75%) Palo Alto

Network Design
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 29 (3.11%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.71%) Confluence
3 14 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (1.50%) Skype for Business
4 12 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (1.07%) Apache
7 9 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.75%) SAS
8 7 (0.75%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.64%) IIS
9 6 (0.64%) Smallworld
9 6 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.64%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.43%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.32%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.18%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 91 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.75%) IaaS
4 26 (2.79%) SaaS
5 18 (1.93%) Office 365
6 14 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
7 13 (1.39%) Amazon S3
7 13 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (1.07%) PaaS
9 9 (0.96%) Slack
10 5 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.32%) Loggly
12 3 (0.32%) Sumo Logic
13 2 (0.21%) Akamai
13 2 (0.21%) Cloudflare
14 1 (0.11%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 464 (49.73%) Firewall
2 321 (34.41%) WAN
3 291 (31.19%) BGP
4 282 (30.23%) MPLS
5 267 (28.62%) OSPF
6 264 (28.30%) LAN
7 238 (25.51%) VPN
8 214 (22.94%) Network Security
9 177 (18.97%) Cisco ASA
10 167 (17.90%) TCP/IP
11 157 (16.83%) Wireless
12 149 (15.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 134 (14.36%) DNS
14 105 (11.25%) IPsec
14 105 (11.25%) VLAN
15 92 (9.86%) DHCP
16 86 (9.22%) EIGRP
17 84 (9.00%) Cisco IOS
18 80 (8.57%) Multicast
19 76 (8.15%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.82%) MySQL
3 13 (1.39%) Big Data
4 10 (1.07%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.75%) GIS
6 7 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.54%) OLAP
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle OLAP
8 5 (0.54%) Redis
9 4 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.32%) HBase
10 3 (0.32%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 30 (3.22%) Subversion
2 28 (3.00%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.04%) JIRA
4 16 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (1.61%) Maven
6 13 (1.39%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.18%) JUnit
8 6 (0.64%) ERwin
9 4 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.32%) Grunt
10 3 (0.32%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.11%) CodeSonar
11 1 (0.11%) git-flow
11 1 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.11%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.11%) Selenium
11 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 142 (15.22%) Finance
2 108 (11.58%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.54%) Legal
4 27 (2.89%) Banking
5 20 (2.14%) Law
6 18 (1.93%) Games
6 18 (1.93%) Retail
7 15 (1.61%) Billing
8 14 (1.50%) Marketing
9 13 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.39%) Front Office
10 11 (1.18%) Back Office
11 9 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Advertising
14 3 (0.32%) Local Government
14 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.21%) Electronics
15 2 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 390 (41.80%) Network Engineer
2 151 (16.18%) Architect
3 149 (15.97%) Senior Network Engineer
4 105 (11.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 96 (10.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 79 (8.47%) Network Architect
7 72 (7.72%) Analyst
8 65 (6.97%) Consultant
9 58 (6.22%) Design Engineer
10 57 (6.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 56 (6.00%) Network Design Engineer
12 54 (5.79%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 51 (5.47%) IP Engineer
13 51 (5.47%) IP Network Engineer
14 46 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
15 45 (4.82%) Juniper Engineer
16 38 (4.07%) IT Engineer
16 38 (4.07%) Security Engineer
17 36 (3.86%) Network Security Engineer
18 35 (3.75%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.75%) Web Services
2 28 (3.00%) 802.1X
3 25 (2.68%) .NET
4 23 (2.47%) Middleware
5 21 (2.25%) CSS
5 21 (2.25%) HTML
6 19 (2.04%) .NET Framework
6 19 (2.04%) ASP.NET
7 18 (1.93%) Node.js
8 17 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
9 16 (1.71%) SOAP
10 15 (1.61%) XML
11 11 (1.18%) JSON
11 11 (1.18%) RESTful
12 8 (0.86%) LAMP
13 7 (0.75%) JMS
13 7 (0.75%) JSP
13 7 (0.75%) XSD
13 7 (0.75%) XSLT
14 6 (0.64%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 220 (23.58%) Data Centre
2 47 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 39 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 35 (3.75%) PKI
6 27 (2.89%) Eurex
7 24 (2.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 23 (2.47%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.71%) Private Cloud
10 15 (1.61%) Smartphone
10 15 (1.61%) User Experience
11 14 (1.50%) Blackberry
11 14 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.50%) IVR
12 13 (1.39%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.39%) FlexPod
12 13 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.39%) Mobile Computing
13 12 (1.29%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 217 (23.26%) Linux
2 121 (12.97%) Windows
3 65 (6.97%) Unix
4 54 (5.79%) Windows Server
5 31 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (2.14%) Ubuntu
9 16 (1.71%) Android
10 15 (1.61%) Solaris
11 10 (1.07%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.86%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.75%) AIX
13 7 (0.75%) CentOS
14 4 (0.43%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.32%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.32%) Debian
15 3 (0.32%) SUSE
16 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (14.90%) ITIL
2 120 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (12.86%) Load Balancing
3 102 (10.93%) Project Management
4 74 (7.93%) Presales
5 70 (7.50%) SIEM
6 67 (7.18%) Cybersecurity
7 66 (7.07%) Network Management
8 61 (6.54%) Penetration Testing
9 60 (6.43%) Information Security
10 59 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 55 (5.89%) Mentoring
12 51 (5.47%) Network Architecture
13 47 (5.04%) Migration
14 42 (4.50%) Change Management
15 41 (4.39%) Enterprise Architecture
16 40 (4.29%) TOGAF
17 39 (4.18%) High Availability
17 39 (4.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 38 (4.07%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (7.18%) Python
2 59 (6.32%) Java
3 42 (4.50%) C
4 40 (4.29%) Bash Shell
5 28 (3.00%) SQL
6 27 (2.89%) Perl
7 22 (2.36%) PowerShell
8 13 (1.39%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.07%) C++
11 9 (0.96%) Scala
12 8 (0.86%) PHP
13 6 (0.64%) Ruby
14 5 (0.54%) C#
15 4 (0.43%) Go
16 3 (0.32%) Groovy
17 1 (0.11%) C-shell
17 1 (0.11%) Korn
17 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 431 (46.20%) Cisco Certification
2 309 (33.12%) CCNP
3 181 (19.40%) CCIE
4 142 (15.22%) CCNA
5 126 (13.50%) Degree
6 86 (9.22%) JNCIP
7 75 (8.04%) CCDP
8 73 (7.82%) Security Cleared
9 51 (5.47%) DV Cleared
10 47 (5.04%) CISSP
11 43 (4.61%) SC Cleared
12 37 (3.97%) CCIP
13 32 (3.43%) CCSE
14 31 (3.32%) CCDA
15 25 (2.68%) JNCIE
15 25 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (2.14%) CISM
17 19 (2.04%) MCSE
18 18 (1.93%) CCSA
18 18 (1.93%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.22%) SLA
2 41 (4.39%) QA
3 30 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.96%) COBIT
6 7 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.64%) NEBOSH
8 5 (0.54%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.43%) RMADS
9 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.11%) GDPR
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (9.11%) Active Directory
3 34 (3.64%) KVM
3 34 (3.64%) Xen
4 30 (3.22%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.68%) ProxySG
6 24 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.18%) vSphere
8 9 (0.96%) Docker
8 9 (0.96%) iptables
9 5 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.32%) HDFS
10 3 (0.32%) NFS
10 3 (0.32%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.32%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.32%) XenApp
11 2 (0.21%) Corosync
11 2 (0.21%) Firmware
11 2 (0.21%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 38 (4.07%) SolarWinds Orion
2 32 (3.43%) Cisco Prime
3 27 (2.89%) Ansible
4 24 (2.57%) FortiGate
4 24 (2.57%) Puppet
5 20 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.50%) Nagios
7 10 (1.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 10 (1.07%) SCCM
8 9 (0.96%) SELinux
9 8 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 8 (0.86%) CSIRT
10 7 (0.75%) SCOM
11 6 (0.64%) Cacti
11 6 (0.64%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.54%) OpenView
12 5 (0.54%) QRadar
12 5 (0.54%) WSUS
13 4 (0.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 582 (62.38%) Cisco
2 263 (28.19%) Juniper
3 172 (18.44%) CheckPoint
4 144 (15.43%) VMware
5 119 (12.75%) Palo Alto
6 116 (12.43%) F5
6 116 (12.43%) Microsoft
7 75 (8.04%) SolarWinds
8 49 (5.25%) HP
9 43 (4.61%) Blue Coat
9 43 (4.61%) Oracle
10 39 (4.18%) Fortinet
11 34 (3.64%) Citrix
12 32 (3.43%) Arista
12 32 (3.43%) NetApp
13 25 (2.68%) Red Hat
14 24 (2.57%) Avaya
15 21 (2.25%) Meraki
15 21 (2.25%) Riverbed
16 20 (2.14%) Aruba