Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Design
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 412 616 471
Rank change year-on-year +204 -145 +41
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 1,063 693 1,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.40% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.43% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 606 503 918
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £79,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,000 £46,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +22.58% -11.43% +5.00%

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 132,595 159,849 158,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.02% 91.96% 91.75%
Number of salaries quoted 104,054 128,360 129,452
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
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 Design within the UK over the 6 months to 24 June 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 +207 1,000 £60,000 +13.21% 40
UK excluding London +202 755 £57,000 +22.58% 34
North of England +215 417 £57,500 +26.37% 3
Yorkshire +157 330 £60,000 +29.03%
London +86 270 £66,000 +1.54% 13
South East -5 128 £64,000 +24.88% 10
North West +80 87 £50,000 +11.11% 3
South West +37 74 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Midlands +26 69 £50,000 +25.00% 10
West Midlands +25 66 £50,000 +25.00% 6
East of England +100 37 £60,000 -2.04% 2
Scotland +22 31 £57,500 +24.66% 2
Wales +17 4 £37,500 -31.82% 5
East Midlands +17 3 £37,500 -11.76% 4

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT jobs citing Network Design 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 Design.

1 706 (66.42%) Cisco
2 659 (61.99%) Firewall
3 632 (59.45%) WAN
4 610 (57.38%) Cisco Certification
5 550 (51.74%) CCNP
6 519 (48.82%) MPLS
7 481 (45.25%) VPN
8 468 (44.03%) BGP
9 467 (43.93%) OSPF
10 458 (43.09%) Linux
11 438 (41.20%) Network Security
12 417 (39.23%) CCNA
13 392 (36.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 388 (36.50%) Cisco ASA
15 386 (36.31%) Python
16 371 (34.90%) IPsec
17 356 (33.49%) DNS
18 352 (33.11%) Network Management
19 343 (32.27%) Unix
20 342 (32.17%) Fortinet
21 336 (31.61%) Perl
22 335 (31.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 333 (31.33%) Management Information System
24 326 (30.67%) Broadband
25 323 (30.39%) Nagios
25 323 (30.39%) Service Delivery
26 321 (30.20%) NetScaler
27 320 (30.10%) SMTP
28 319 (30.01%) Bash Shell
29 317 (29.82%) Change Control

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 50 (4.70%) MS Exchange
2 41 (3.86%) Skype for Business
3 16 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.41%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.41%) OpenStack
4 15 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.13%) Confluence
7 11 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (1.03%) CloudStack
7 11 (1.03%) nginx
8 7 (0.66%) ArcGIS
9 6 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.56%) IIS
10 5 (0.47%) Smallworld
11 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.094%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.094%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.56%) AutoCAD
2 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.094%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 142 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (4.80%) Office 365
4 39 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (2.07%) IaaS
6 19 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (1.79%) PaaS
7 18 (1.69%) OpenShift
8 15 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.22%) G Suite
9 13 (1.22%) SaaS
10 12 (1.13%) GitHub
11 11 (1.03%) DigitalOcean
11 11 (1.03%) Heroku
12 9 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.56%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (0.38%) Slack
15 3 (0.28%) Amazon ECS
16 2 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 659 (61.99%) Firewall
2 632 (59.45%) WAN
3 519 (48.82%) MPLS
4 481 (45.25%) VPN
5 468 (44.03%) BGP
6 467 (43.93%) OSPF
7 438 (41.20%) Network Security
8 392 (36.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 388 (36.50%) Cisco ASA
10 371 (34.90%) IPsec
11 356 (33.49%) DNS
12 326 (30.67%) Broadband
13 321 (30.20%) NetScaler
14 320 (30.10%) SMTP
15 311 (29.26%) RIP
16 308 (28.97%) ADSL
17 256 (24.08%) LAN
18 113 (10.63%) Wireless
19 106 (9.97%) VLAN
20 83 (7.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.54%) MongoDB
2 23 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 18 (1.69%) Blockchain
3 18 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 18 (1.69%) MySQL
4 17 (1.60%) GIS
5 16 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (1.13%) Big Data
7 11 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (0.94%) Amazon Aurora
8 10 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (0.85%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.28%) QGIS
13 1 (0.094%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.094%) InterSystems Cache
13 1 (0.094%) Power BI
13 1 (0.094%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (1.60%) JIRA
2 16 (1.51%) Bitbucket
3 14 (1.32%) Subversion
4 10 (0.94%) Travis CI
4 10 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.56%) JUnit
6 6 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.47%) Selenium
7 5 (0.47%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.38%) git-flow
8 4 (0.38%) Maven
9 3 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.28%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (0.28%) CodeSonar
9 3 (0.28%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.19%) JMeter
General
1 130 (12.23%) Telecoms
2 80 (7.53%) Finance
3 29 (2.73%) Banking
4 18 (1.69%) Back Office
5 17 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.32%) Games
7 14 (1.32%) Law
7 14 (1.32%) Retail
8 10 (0.94%) Front Office
9 9 (0.85%) Marketing
10 7 (0.66%) Military
11 5 (0.47%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.47%) Electronics
11 5 (0.47%) Legal
12 2 (0.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.094%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.094%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 534 (50.24%) Network Engineer
2 216 (20.32%) Security Engineer
3 202 (19.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 186 (17.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 182 (17.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 131 (12.32%) Architect
7 124 (11.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 112 (10.54%) Consultant
9 80 (7.53%) Senior Network Engineer
10 74 (6.96%) Network Consultant
11 68 (6.40%) Network Architect
12 56 (5.27%) Developer
13 52 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 50 (4.70%) Switch Engineer
15 45 (4.23%) Product Developer
16 42 (3.95%) Network Design Engineer
16 42 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
17 38 (3.57%) Design Engineer
18 36 (3.39%) Senior Consultant
19 35 (3.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.20%) .NET
2 27 (2.54%) Node.js
3 26 (2.45%) Kafka
4 20 (1.88%) React
5 19 (1.79%) ASP.NET
6 18 (1.69%) Web Services
7 13 (1.22%) HTML
7 13 (1.22%) Natural Language Processing
7 13 (1.22%) TensorFlow
8 12 (1.13%) CSS
9 11 (1.03%) LEMP Stack
9 11 (1.03%) Middleware
10 10 (0.94%) 802.1X
10 10 (0.94%) ONVIF
11 7 (0.66%) CGI
12 6 (0.56%) RESTful
13 5 (0.47%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.47%) REST
14 4 (0.38%) Java EE
14 4 (0.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 333 (31.33%) Management Information System
2 146 (13.73%) Data Centre
3 48 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 25 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 20 (1.88%) Driving Licence
6 20 (1.88%) Public Cloud
7 18 (1.69%) Smartphone
8 14 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (1.22%) BBC
9 13 (1.22%) CCTV
9 13 (1.22%) Hedge funds
9 13 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.03%) Renewable Energy
10 11 (1.03%) User Experience
11 10 (0.94%) Cybercrime
11 10 (0.94%) Internet of Things
11 10 (0.94%) IVR
12 9 (0.85%) Fibre Optics
12 9 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 458 (43.09%) Linux
2 343 (32.27%) Unix
3 143 (13.45%) Windows
4 82 (7.71%) Windows Server
5 36 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (3.29%) CentOS
7 27 (2.54%) Debian
8 21 (1.98%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.94%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.38%) Android
13 3 (0.28%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.094%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (33.11%) Network Management
2 323 (30.39%) Service Delivery
3 317 (29.82%) Change Control
4 308 (28.97%) Product Management
5 110 (10.35%) ITIL
6 109 (10.25%) Cybersecurity
7 96 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
8 84 (7.90%) Network Monitoring
9 75 (7.06%) Load Balancing
10 71 (6.68%) Network Architecture
11 65 (6.11%) DevOps
11 65 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 65 (6.11%) Presales
12 63 (5.93%) Mentoring
12 63 (5.93%) Technical Leadership
13 61 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
14 53 (4.99%) Service Management
15 48 (4.52%) Project Management
16 45 (4.23%) IT Strategy
17 43 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 386 (36.31%) Python
2 336 (31.61%) Perl
3 319 (30.01%) Bash Shell
4 39 (3.67%) SQL
5 32 (3.01%) PowerShell
6 29 (2.73%) Java
7 27 (2.54%) C
8 23 (2.16%) JavaScript
9 21 (1.98%) C#
10 14 (1.32%) C++
11 13 (1.22%) Ruby
12 12 (1.13%) Go
13 10 (0.94%) Scala
14 5 (0.47%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.28%) R
15 3 (0.28%) VB
16 1 (0.094%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.094%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 610 (57.38%) Cisco Certification
2 550 (51.74%) CCNP
3 417 (39.23%) CCNA
4 119 (11.19%) CCIE
5 98 (9.22%) Degree
6 97 (9.13%) Security Cleared
7 63 (5.93%) CCDP
8 55 (5.17%) SC Cleared
9 36 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (3.10%) DV Cleared
11 32 (3.01%) JNCIP
11 32 (3.01%) MCSE
12 31 (2.92%) CCSE
13 26 (2.45%) CISSP
14 22 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (1.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 20 (1.88%) CCSA
16 18 (1.69%) CISM
17 16 (1.51%) JNCIE
17 16 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (31.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 307 (28.88%) ISO 9001
3 29 (2.73%) SLA
4 27 (2.54%) GDPR
5 12 (1.13%) COBIT
6 10 (0.94%) QA
7 8 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.19%) HAZOP
8 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.094%) DICOM
9 1 (0.094%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.094%) PMO
System Software
1 80 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (7.43%) Active Directory
3 51 (4.80%) Docker
4 15 (1.41%) Snort
4 15 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.22%) VMware NSX
6 11 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.03%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.94%) vSphere
7 10 (0.94%) XenApp
8 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.094%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.094%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 323 (30.39%) Nagios
2 316 (29.73%) FortiGate
3 48 (4.52%) Ansible
4 44 (4.14%) SCCM
5 38 (3.57%) Kubernetes
6 36 (3.39%) Puppet
7 30 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (2.54%) Terraform
9 24 (2.26%) SCOM
10 21 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
11 14 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
12 13 (1.22%) Packer
13 12 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
14 11 (1.03%) Cacti
15 9 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
16 8 (0.75%) vCenter Server
17 5 (0.47%) EnCase
17 5 (0.47%) FTK
17 5 (0.47%) TrustSec
18 4 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 706 (66.42%) Cisco
2 342 (32.17%) Fortinet
3 272 (25.59%) Palo Alto
4 176 (16.56%) Juniper
5 164 (15.43%) CheckPoint
6 144 (13.55%) Microsoft
7 110 (10.35%) VMware
8 106 (9.97%) F5
9 64 (6.02%) Meraki
10 47 (4.42%) SolarWinds
11 35 (3.29%) HP
12 26 (2.45%) Riverbed
13 25 (2.35%) Rackspace
14 24 (2.26%) Dell
14 24 (2.26%) Virgin Media
15 22 (2.07%) Aruba
15 22 (2.07%) Oracle
16 21 (1.98%) NetApp
17 19 (1.79%) Google
18 17 (1.60%) Citrix