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

Network Design
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 480 485 534
Rank change year-on-year +5 +49 -19
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 1005 1140 1108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.59% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.66% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 865 851 938
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,980
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.81% -0.99%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 158605 173383 193739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.14% 88.30%
Number of salaries quoted 124950 144611 159317
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 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
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 Design within the UK over the 6 months to 21 September 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 +6 967 £55,000 - 44
UK excluding London -10 609 £52,500 - 27
London +25 390 £62,500 +4.17% 18
South East -17 259 £55,000 - 10
North of England +61 175 £50,000 +14.94% 8
North West +55 116 £49,250 +31.33% 6
Midlands +26 73 £55,000 +10.00% 4
West Midlands +12 61 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Yorkshire +26 53 £55,000 +10.00% 2
South West -8 50 £41,000 -25.45%
East of England -55 41 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Scotland -26 31 £60,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +38 12 £52,500 +43.84% 2
North East +21 6 £53,750 -17.31%
Wales 0 3 £34,000 -24.44%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 611 (60.80%) Cisco
2 495 (49.25%) Firewall
3 444 (44.18%) Cisco Certification
4 344 (34.23%) CCNP
5 333 (33.13%) WAN
6 324 (32.24%) Juniper
7 309 (30.75%) BGP
8 297 (29.55%) OSPF
9 280 (27.86%) MPLS
10 273 (27.16%) LAN
11 264 (26.27%) Linux
12 255 (25.37%) Data Centre
13 233 (23.18%) VPN
14 202 (20.10%) Network Security
15 182 (18.11%) CheckPoint
16 169 (16.82%) CCIE
17 167 (16.62%) TCP/IP
18 161 (16.02%) Cisco ASA
19 156 (15.52%) Palo Alto
20 152 (15.12%) DNS
21 150 (14.93%) Finance
22 148 (14.73%) Cisco Nexus
23 146 (14.53%) VMware
24 144 (14.33%) Telecoms
24 144 (14.33%) Wireless
25 140 (13.93%) CCNA
26 137 (13.63%) Windows
27 134 (13.33%) ITIL
28 131 (13.03%) Microsoft
28 131 (13.03%) Load Balancing

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 23 (2.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (0.90%) IIS
6 7 (0.70%) Confluence
6 7 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.70%) SAS
7 6 (0.60%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.50%) Apache
8 5 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.50%) Smallworld
9 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.100%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.100%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.100%) nginx
11 1 (0.100%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 24 (2.39%) MS Visio
2 17 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.90%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.100%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 96 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.88%) IaaS
4 25 (2.49%) Office 365
4 25 (2.49%) SaaS
5 23 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (2.29%) Amazon ELB
5 23 (2.29%) Amazon S3
5 23 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 15 (1.49%) PaaS
7 7 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.70%) Slack
8 5 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.40%) GitHub
10 1 (0.100%) Loggly
10 1 (0.100%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 495 (49.25%) Firewall
2 333 (33.13%) WAN
3 309 (30.75%) BGP
4 297 (29.55%) OSPF
5 280 (27.86%) MPLS
6 273 (27.16%) LAN
7 233 (23.18%) VPN
8 202 (20.10%) Network Security
9 167 (16.62%) TCP/IP
10 161 (16.02%) Cisco ASA
11 152 (15.12%) DNS
12 148 (14.73%) Cisco Nexus
13 144 (14.33%) Wireless
14 112 (11.14%) VLAN
15 99 (9.85%) IPsec
16 98 (9.75%) DHCP
17 91 (9.05%) Multicast
18 85 (8.46%) Cisco IOS
19 82 (8.16%) Junos
20 75 (7.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.69%) MySQL
2 14 (1.39%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.00%) Big Data
5 6 (0.60%) GIS
5 6 (0.60%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.50%) OLAP
6 5 (0.50%) Oracle OLAP
6 5 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.30%) Redis
9 2 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.100%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.100%) HBase
10 1 (0.100%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.100%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.100%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (1.59%) Jenkins
1 16 (1.59%) Subversion
2 12 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
3 11 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.09%) Maven
4 9 (0.90%) TeamCity
5 8 (0.80%) JIRA
5 8 (0.80%) JUnit
6 6 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.40%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.100%) ERwin
10 1 (0.100%) Grunt
10 1 (0.100%) Vagrant
General
1 150 (14.93%) Finance
2 144 (14.33%) Telecoms
3 40 (3.98%) Banking
4 30 (2.99%) Legal
5 29 (2.89%) Games
6 28 (2.79%) Law
7 19 (1.89%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.39%) Retail
9 11 (1.09%) Back Office
9 11 (1.09%) Front Office
10 10 (1.00%) Marketing
11 8 (0.80%) Advertising
11 8 (0.80%) Billing
12 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.30%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.20%) Brand Awareness
14 2 (0.20%) Local Government
15 1 (0.100%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 503 (50.05%) Network Engineer
2 158 (15.72%) Senior Network Engineer
3 144 (14.33%) Architect
4 118 (11.74%) Cisco Engineer
5 107 (10.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 81 (8.06%) Design Engineer
7 78 (7.76%) IP Engineer
7 78 (7.76%) IP Network Engineer
7 78 (7.76%) Network Design Engineer
8 75 (7.46%) Consultant
9 68 (6.77%) Network Architect
9 68 (6.77%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 64 (6.37%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 54 (5.37%) Analyst
12 49 (4.88%) Security Engineer
13 47 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 46 (4.58%) Juniper Engineer
15 45 (4.48%) Support Engineer
16 44 (4.38%) Network Consultant
16 44 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.18%) Web Services
2 20 (1.99%) 802.1X
3 17 (1.69%) .NET
4 16 (1.59%) CSS
4 16 (1.59%) Middleware
5 13 (1.29%) SOAP
5 13 (1.29%) XML
6 12 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
7 11 (1.09%) JSON
8 9 (0.90%) HTML
8 9 (0.90%) RESTful
9 8 (0.80%) Node.js
10 7 (0.70%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.70%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.70%) JSP
10 7 (0.70%) XSD
10 7 (0.70%) XSLT
11 6 (0.60%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.60%) JMS
12 5 (0.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 255 (25.37%) Data Centre
2 67 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (4.28%) Computer Science
3 43 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 41 (4.08%) PKI
5 27 (2.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 26 (2.59%) Smartphone
7 22 (2.19%) Eurex
8 16 (1.59%) Private Cloud
8 16 (1.59%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.19%) Blackberry
9 12 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
11 9 (0.90%) User Experience
12 8 (0.80%) FlexPod
12 8 (0.80%) iPad
13 7 (0.70%) AS400
13 7 (0.70%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 264 (26.27%) Linux
2 137 (13.63%) Windows
3 100 (9.95%) Unix
4 56 (5.57%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.59%) Android
6 20 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.89%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.49%) Solaris
9 13 (1.29%) CentOS
10 11 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.70%) AIX
11 7 (0.70%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.50%) Debian
13 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.20%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.100%) Fedora
15 1 (0.100%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.100%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (13.33%) ITIL
2 131 (13.03%) Load Balancing
3 115 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (10.15%) Penetration Testing
5 90 (8.96%) Project Management
6 88 (8.76%) Cybersecurity
7 80 (7.96%) SIEM
8 63 (6.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 62 (6.17%) Change Management
10 61 (6.07%) Presales
11 60 (5.97%) Network Management
12 58 (5.77%) Information Security
13 49 (4.88%) Mentoring
14 47 (4.68%) Network Architecture
14 47 (4.68%) Network Monitoring
15 46 (4.58%) Migration
16 43 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
17 42 (4.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 41 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
19 40 (3.98%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 64 (6.37%) Python
2 56 (5.57%) Java
3 47 (4.68%) Bash Shell
4 46 (4.58%) C
5 38 (3.78%) Perl
6 31 (3.08%) Shell Script
7 21 (2.09%) PowerShell
8 18 (1.79%) SQL
9 8 (0.80%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.70%) Scala
11 5 (0.50%) Groovy
11 5 (0.50%) PHP
12 4 (0.40%) C++
13 3 (0.30%) Go
13 3 (0.30%) Ruby
14 2 (0.20%) C#
14 2 (0.20%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.100%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.100%) Korn
15 1 (0.100%) VB
Qualifications
1 444 (44.18%) Cisco Certification
2 344 (34.23%) CCNP
3 169 (16.82%) CCIE
4 140 (13.93%) CCNA
5 106 (10.55%) Degree
6 104 (10.35%) Security Cleared
7 98 (9.75%) JNCIP
8 76 (7.56%) DV Cleared
9 60 (5.97%) CCDP
10 52 (5.17%) SC Cleared
11 39 (3.88%) CISSP
12 30 (2.99%) CCDA
12 30 (2.99%) CCSE
12 30 (2.99%) JNCIA
13 29 (2.89%) CCIP
14 23 (2.29%) CCSA
15 18 (1.79%) JNCIS
16 15 (1.49%) Check Point Certification
16 15 (1.49%) CISM
17 13 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.67%) SLA
2 35 (3.48%) QA
3 26 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.69%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.50%) NEBOSH
7 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.40%) RMADS
8 3 (0.30%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.20%) COBIT
9 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.100%) GDPR
10 1 (0.100%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.100%) MISRA
10 1 (0.100%) MISRA C
System Software
1 111 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (7.76%) Active Directory
3 45 (4.48%) KVM
3 45 (4.48%) Xen
4 40 (3.98%) ProxySG
5 36 (3.58%) Hyper-V
6 19 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.49%) vSphere
8 7 (0.70%) Docker
9 6 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.40%) Firmware
10 4 (0.40%) iptables
11 3 (0.30%) XenApp
12 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.100%) BIND 9
13 1 (0.100%) HDFS
13 1 (0.100%) NFS
13 1 (0.100%) Postfix
13 1 (0.100%) Snort
Systems Management
1 44 (4.38%) SolarWinds Orion
2 34 (3.38%) FortiGate
3 22 (2.19%) Ansible
3 22 (2.19%) Cisco Prime
4 21 (2.09%) Puppet
5 18 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.39%) SCCM
7 10 (1.00%) Backup Exec
8 9 (0.90%) Cacti
9 8 (0.80%) Nagios
10 7 (0.70%) OpenView
11 6 (0.60%) SCOM
12 5 (0.50%) WSUS
13 4 (0.40%) Nessus
13 4 (0.40%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.30%) SELinux
14 3 (0.30%) vCenter Server
15 2 (0.20%) CSIRT
15 2 (0.20%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 611 (60.80%) Cisco
2 324 (32.24%) Juniper
3 182 (18.11%) CheckPoint
4 156 (15.52%) Palo Alto
5 146 (14.53%) VMware
6 131 (13.03%) Microsoft
7 100 (9.95%) F5
8 71 (7.06%) SolarWinds
9 58 (5.77%) HP
10 55 (5.47%) Blue Coat
11 53 (5.27%) Citrix
12 35 (3.48%) NetApp
13 29 (2.89%) Red Hat
14 28 (2.79%) Fortinet
14 28 (2.79%) Oracle
15 21 (2.09%) Arista
16 19 (1.89%) Forcepoint
17 17 (1.69%) Mitel
17 17 (1.69%) Riverbed
18 16 (1.59%) Avaya