Period
to 19 November 2018

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

Network Design
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 631 527 469
Rank change year-on-year -104 -58 +47
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 612 921 1,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.52% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.56% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 445 765 877
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.88% +3.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 147,698 163,216 171,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.49% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 117,431 129,024 142,667
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,615
90th Percentile £84,250 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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 -96 588 £57,500 +4.55% 132
UK excluding London -80 375 £55,000 - 99
London -88 214 £71,250 +12.20% 39
South East -11 166 £53,500 -2.73% 28
North of England -37 65 £56,000 +6.67% 14
South West +19 60 £53,250 +33.13% 17
Midlands -7 54 £55,000 - 25
West Midlands +5 49 £55,000 - 20
North West -33 40 £67,500 +42.11% 9
East of England -3 28 £55,000 - 9
Yorkshire +8 25 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Scotland -35 6 £55,000 -8.33% 5
East Midlands +8 5 £42,250 +79.79% 5
Wales +6 2 £42,500 +16.44% 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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.

1 328 (53.59%) Cisco
2 301 (49.18%) Firewall
3 248 (40.52%) WAN
4 237 (38.73%) LAN
5 219 (35.78%) Cisco Certification
6 179 (29.25%) CCNP
7 155 (25.33%) Data Centre
8 130 (21.24%) VPN
9 123 (20.10%) Linux
9 123 (20.10%) MPLS
10 119 (19.44%) VMware
11 118 (19.28%) Wireless
12 117 (19.12%) Windows
13 116 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
14 113 (18.46%) Juniper
15 104 (16.99%) CheckPoint
16 100 (16.34%) VLAN
17 99 (16.18%) BGP
18 94 (15.36%) CCNA
18 94 (15.36%) Network Security
19 92 (15.03%) TCP/IP
19 92 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
20 91 (14.87%) F5
21 90 (14.71%) Microsoft
22 86 (14.05%) CCIE
22 86 (14.05%) OSPF
22 86 (14.05%) Load Balancing
23 84 (13.73%) VoIP
24 74 (12.09%) Presales
25 72 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure

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 36 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.78%) Confluence
2 17 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (1.80%) IIS
4 7 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.14%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.82%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.49%) nginx
6 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.33%) Apache
7 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.16%) CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.16%) Smallworld
Applications
1 27 (4.41%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) EPLAN
5 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 116 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (5.23%) Office 365
4 24 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 23 (3.76%) IaaS
5 23 (3.76%) SaaS
6 17 (2.78%) PaaS
7 13 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.80%) Amazon Kinesis
8 11 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (1.80%) Cloudflare
9 7 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.14%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.65%) Akamai
11 4 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.65%) Route 53
12 3 (0.49%) G Suite
13 2 (0.33%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 301 (49.18%) Firewall
2 248 (40.52%) WAN
3 237 (38.73%) LAN
4 130 (21.24%) VPN
5 123 (20.10%) MPLS
6 118 (19.28%) Wireless
7 100 (16.34%) VLAN
8 99 (16.18%) BGP
9 94 (15.36%) Network Security
10 92 (15.03%) TCP/IP
11 86 (14.05%) OSPF
12 84 (13.73%) VoIP
13 60 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
14 59 (9.64%) DNS
15 50 (8.17%) Cisco Nexus
16 47 (7.68%) Internet
17 45 (7.35%) Ethernet
18 43 (7.03%) Intrusion Detection
19 42 (6.86%) IPsec
20 39 (6.37%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.39%) Big Data
2 26 (4.25%) SQL Server
3 18 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 17 (2.78%) Redis
5 16 (2.61%) Amazon Aurora
6 13 (2.12%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.96%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
9 10 (1.63%) MySQL
10 6 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.65%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.33%) HBase
12 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.16%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.16%) GIS
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (5.23%) JIRA
2 24 (3.92%) Bitbucket
3 20 (3.27%) Subversion
4 18 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (1.31%) git-flow
7 7 (1.14%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.98%) Maven
9 5 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.49%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.49%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.33%) CodeSonar
11 2 (0.33%) Grunt
11 2 (0.33%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.33%) Selenium
11 2 (0.33%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.16%) CANoe
12 1 (0.16%) Hudson
General
1 66 (10.78%) Finance
2 59 (9.64%) Telecoms
3 50 (8.17%) Banking
4 33 (5.39%) Legal
5 26 (4.25%) Retail
6 19 (3.10%) Back Office
6 19 (3.10%) Law
7 16 (2.61%) Front Office
8 15 (2.45%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.47%) Electronics
9 9 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.47%) Marketing
10 8 (1.31%) German Language
10 8 (1.31%) Italian Language
11 6 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.82%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.82%) Local Government
13 4 (0.65%) French Language
13 4 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
13 4 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 220 (35.95%) Network Engineer
2 150 (24.51%) Architect
3 69 (11.27%) Cisco Engineer
4 65 (10.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 62 (10.13%) Solutions Architect
6 60 (9.80%) Network Architect
7 42 (6.86%) Analyst
8 40 (6.54%) Senior Network Engineer
9 30 (4.90%) Consultant
10 29 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (4.74%) Security Engineer
11 28 (4.58%) Security Analyst
12 27 (4.41%) Technical Architect
13 25 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
14 22 (3.59%) Technical Leader
15 21 (3.43%) Design Engineer
15 21 (3.43%) Senior Architect
16 20 (3.27%) Cisco Architect
16 20 (3.27%) Security Architect
17 19 (3.10%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.92%) 802.1X
2 23 (3.76%) CSS
2 23 (3.76%) HTML
3 22 (3.59%) Node.js
4 20 (3.27%) .NET
5 19 (3.10%) ASP.NET
6 16 (2.61%) React
7 13 (2.12%) Regular Expression
8 11 (1.80%) Memcached
8 11 (1.80%) Web Services
9 5 (0.82%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.65%) J2EE
10 4 (0.65%) LAMP
10 4 (0.65%) Middleware
11 3 (0.49%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.49%) CGI
11 3 (0.49%) Kafka
11 3 (0.49%) SOAP
11 3 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 155 (25.33%) Data Centre
2 40 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 28 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.58%) Hybrid Cloud
4 25 (4.08%) Public Cloud
5 24 (3.92%) Virtual Team
6 23 (3.76%) Private Cloud
7 22 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
8 20 (3.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 20 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (3.10%) Management Information System
10 17 (2.78%) IVR
11 14 (2.29%) BBC
12 12 (1.96%) Clustering
12 12 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (1.63%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.63%) Enterprise Cloud
13 10 (1.63%) PKI
14 9 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (1.47%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 123 (20.10%) Linux
2 117 (19.12%) Windows
3 53 (8.66%) Windows Server
4 33 (5.39%) Unix
5 30 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (2.78%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.63%) Mac OS X
9 9 (1.47%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.14%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.65%) Android
12 4 (0.65%) CentOS
13 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.49%) Debian
14 2 (0.33%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.16%) SUSE
15 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (14.05%) Load Balancing
2 74 (12.09%) Presales
3 70 (11.44%) ITIL
4 69 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (10.62%) Information Security
7 63 (10.29%) Network Monitoring
8 53 (8.66%) Network Management
9 51 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
10 48 (7.84%) Network Architecture
11 45 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 39 (6.37%) DevOps
13 38 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 38 (6.21%) Project Management
14 36 (5.88%) Mentoring
15 33 (5.39%) Risk Management
16 32 (5.23%) IT Strategy
17 30 (4.90%) Data Protection
17 30 (4.90%) Enterprise Architecture
17 30 (4.90%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (11.60%) Python
2 70 (11.44%) SQL
3 41 (6.70%) PowerShell
4 33 (5.39%) JavaScript
5 30 (4.90%) Perl
6 26 (4.25%) C
6 26 (4.25%) Java
7 16 (2.61%) C#
8 13 (2.12%) Go
9 10 (1.63%) PHP
10 7 (1.14%) C++
10 7 (1.14%) Ruby
11 6 (0.98%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.65%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.49%) Java 8
13 3 (0.49%) Scala
13 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.33%) Lisp
15 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 219 (35.78%) Cisco Certification
2 179 (29.25%) CCNP
3 94 (15.36%) CCNA
4 86 (14.05%) CCIE
5 69 (11.27%) Security Cleared
6 55 (8.99%) Degree
7 41 (6.70%) SC Cleared
8 40 (6.54%) DV Cleared
9 31 (5.07%) CCDP
10 26 (4.25%) CISSP
11 23 (3.76%) JNCIE
11 23 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (3.43%) JNCIP
12 21 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (2.94%) GIAC
13 18 (2.94%) SANS
14 15 (2.45%) MCSE
15 13 (2.12%) CCSA
15 13 (2.12%) CCSE
15 13 (2.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (8.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (6.54%) GDPR
3 32 (5.23%) PCI DSS
4 17 (2.78%) SLA
5 9 (1.47%) COBIT
6 8 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.49%) QA
9 2 (0.33%) COSO
9 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.33%) PMO
9 2 (0.33%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
System Software
1 72 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (3.27%) VMware NSX
4 18 (2.94%) Docker
5 17 (2.78%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.12%) Snort
7 12 (1.96%) ProxySG
8 11 (1.80%) vSphere
9 10 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.49%) HDFS
11 2 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.33%) XenApp
11 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (5.72%) Ansible
2 18 (2.94%) Terraform
3 17 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
4 16 (2.61%) Nessus
5 15 (2.45%) Puppet
6 14 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.96%) CSIRT
7 12 (1.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 12 (1.96%) Kubernetes
7 12 (1.96%) Salt
7 12 (1.96%) SCOM
8 10 (1.63%) Grafana
9 9 (1.47%) Prometheus
9 9 (1.47%) QRadar
10 8 (1.31%) FortiGate
11 7 (1.14%) SCCM
12 5 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.82%) SCSM
13 4 (0.65%) Cisco CME
13 4 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 328 (53.59%) Cisco
2 119 (19.44%) VMware
3 113 (18.46%) Juniper
4 104 (16.99%) CheckPoint
5 91 (14.87%) F5
6 90 (14.71%) Microsoft
7 59 (9.64%) Palo Alto
8 45 (7.35%) HP
9 35 (5.72%) Citrix
10 32 (5.23%) SolarWinds
11 29 (4.74%) Fortinet
12 28 (4.58%) Aruba
13 24 (3.92%) Splunk
14 23 (3.76%) Oracle
15 22 (3.59%) Dell
16 20 (3.27%) Mitel
17 19 (3.10%) EMC
18 18 (2.94%) Blue Coat
19 17 (2.78%) Rackspace
20 16 (2.61%) NetApp