Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Design
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 556 437 518
Rank change year-on-year -119 +81 -12
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 800 1,175 1,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.67% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.75% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 608 883 944
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £35,075
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,250 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.48% +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 156,623 156,367 187,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.54% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 126,956 128,832 155,017
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,250 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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 -117 764 £57,500 +4.55% 110
UK excluding London -132 449 £52,250 -0.48% 87
London -60 341 £65,000 +13.04% 31
South East -159 149 £57,500 +4.55% 22
North of England +3 138 £46,500 +7.51% 26
Yorkshire +47 78 £46,500 -11.43% 10
Midlands +4 71 £47,500 -9.52% 20
West Midlands +12 62 £47,500 -5.00% 15
North West -52 54 £47,500 +15.85% 15
East of England 0 52 £55,000 - 6
Scotland -50 31 £57,500 +4.55% 7
South West -10 27 £50,750 -6.88% 5
North East -22 6 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands +19 4 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Wales +3 1 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Northern Ireland -19 1 £30,000 -41.46%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 486 (60.75%) Cisco
2 357 (44.63%) Firewall
3 345 (43.13%) Cisco Certification
4 258 (32.25%) WAN
5 225 (28.13%) CCNP
6 216 (27.00%) MPLS
7 212 (26.50%) Network Security
8 207 (25.88%) VPN
9 204 (25.50%) LAN
10 201 (25.13%) Data Centre
11 183 (22.88%) BGP
12 178 (22.25%) Linux
13 173 (21.63%) Juniper
14 172 (21.50%) Wireless
15 166 (20.75%) VMware
16 164 (20.50%) Finance
17 161 (20.13%) CCIE
17 161 (20.13%) Degree
18 153 (19.13%) CCNA
18 153 (19.13%) OSPF
19 138 (17.25%) Microsoft
20 134 (16.75%) Cisco ASA
21 133 (16.63%) TCP/IP
22 132 (16.50%) Windows
23 127 (15.88%) F5
24 124 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
25 112 (14.00%) DNS
25 112 (14.00%) Telecoms
26 108 (13.50%) IPsec
26 108 (13.50%) CheckPoint

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 24 (3.00%) MS Exchange
1 24 (3.00%) Skype for Business
2 17 (2.13%) Confluence
3 15 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (1.75%) IIS
5 12 (1.50%) OpenStack
5 12 (1.50%) SAS
6 9 (1.13%) Apache
7 8 (1.00%) Smallworld
8 7 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.63%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.50%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.50%) Drupal
11 4 (0.50%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.50%) Joomla!
11 4 (0.50%) Kentico
11 4 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (1.50%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 97 (12.13%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (4.63%) Office 365
4 36 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (2.13%) IaaS
6 12 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.00%) SaaS
8 6 (0.75%) Akamai
9 4 (0.50%) Loggly
9 4 (0.50%) Sumo Logic
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.38%) PaaS
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.25%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.25%) Slack
11 2 (0.25%) Twilio
11 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 357 (44.63%) Firewall
2 258 (32.25%) WAN
3 216 (27.00%) MPLS
4 212 (26.50%) Network Security
5 207 (25.88%) VPN
6 204 (25.50%) LAN
7 183 (22.88%) BGP
8 172 (21.50%) Wireless
9 153 (19.13%) OSPF
10 134 (16.75%) Cisco ASA
11 133 (16.63%) TCP/IP
12 112 (14.00%) DNS
13 108 (13.50%) IPsec
14 99 (12.38%) VLAN
15 89 (11.13%) Cisco Nexus
16 88 (11.00%) VoIP
17 79 (9.88%) DHCP
18 69 (8.63%) SSL
19 61 (7.63%) Cisco IOS
20 60 (7.50%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.63%) Big Data
2 28 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 22 (2.75%) MySQL
4 19 (2.38%) Hadoop
5 14 (1.75%) GIS
6 13 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.50%) OLAP
7 12 (1.50%) Oracle OLAP
8 10 (1.25%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.63%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.50%) HBase
12 4 (0.50%) Redis
12 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.25%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.25%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (4.25%) Jenkins
2 33 (4.13%) Subversion
3 25 (3.13%) JIRA
4 19 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.50%) Maven
6 11 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (1.13%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.00%) JUnit
9 6 (0.75%) ERwin
10 4 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.50%) Grunt
10 4 (0.50%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.25%) CodeSonar
12 2 (0.25%) git-flow
12 2 (0.25%) Robot Framework
12 2 (0.25%) Selenium
13 1 (0.13%) Travis CI
13 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 164 (20.50%) Finance
2 112 (14.00%) Telecoms
3 48 (6.00%) Retail
4 35 (4.38%) Banking
5 33 (4.13%) Manufacturing
6 29 (3.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 26 (3.25%) Legal
8 16 (2.00%) Marketing
9 14 (1.75%) German Language
10 13 (1.63%) Games
11 12 (1.50%) Italian Language
12 11 (1.38%) Investment Banking
13 10 (1.25%) Law
14 8 (1.00%) Billing
15 7 (0.88%) Front Office
16 6 (0.75%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.25%) Advertising
17 2 (0.25%) Automotive
17 2 (0.25%) Back Office
17 2 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 262 (32.75%) Network Engineer
2 172 (21.50%) Architect
3 114 (14.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 83 (10.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 78 (9.75%) Network Architect
6 77 (9.63%) Analyst
7 76 (9.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 71 (8.88%) Solutions Architect
9 50 (6.25%) Consultant
10 47 (5.88%) Design Engineer
11 42 (5.25%) Technical Architect
12 41 (5.13%) Security Engineer
12 41 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
13 40 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
14 38 (4.75%) Network Analyst
15 37 (4.63%) IP Engineer
16 36 (4.50%) IP Network Engineer
16 36 (4.50%) Network Security Engineer
17 34 (4.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
18 32 (4.00%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.50%) .NET
2 35 (4.38%) Web Services
3 33 (4.13%) CSS
4 32 (4.00%) Node.js
5 29 (3.63%) HTML
6 27 (3.38%) .NET Framework
6 27 (3.38%) ASP.NET
7 26 (3.25%) XML
8 25 (3.13%) JSON
9 24 (3.00%) SOAP
10 20 (2.50%) 802.1X
11 14 (1.75%) Middleware
11 14 (1.75%) REST
12 12 (1.50%) WSDL
13 11 (1.38%) FIX Protocol
14 9 (1.13%) LAMP
15 8 (1.00%) RESTful
16 6 (0.75%) JSP
16 6 (0.75%) Servlets
16 6 (0.75%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 201 (25.13%) Data Centre
2 63 (7.88%) Computer Science
3 43 (5.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 31 (3.88%) Public Cloud
5 30 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (3.63%) Management Information System
7 25 (3.13%) Hedge funds
8 23 (2.88%) Driving Licence
8 23 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
9 18 (2.25%) User Experience
10 15 (1.88%) IVR
11 14 (1.75%) PKI
11 14 (1.75%) Replication
12 13 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
12 13 (1.63%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.50%) Eurex
13 12 (1.50%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
14 8 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 178 (22.25%) Linux
2 132 (16.50%) Windows
3 58 (7.25%) Windows Server
4 46 (5.75%) Unix
5 27 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.75%) Solaris
8 14 (1.75%) Ubuntu
9 12 (1.50%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.13%) Android
11 6 (0.75%) AIX
12 4 (0.50%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.50%) Debian
12 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.38%) CentOS
13 3 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.38%) SUSE
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (13.13%) ITIL
2 99 (12.38%) Presales
3 83 (10.38%) Project Management
4 81 (10.13%) Load Balancing
5 73 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (7.75%) Network Management
7 58 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 53 (6.63%) Information Security
8 53 (6.63%) Network Architecture
9 46 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
10 45 (5.63%) Analytics
11 44 (5.50%) Service Delivery
12 42 (5.25%) Mentoring
12 42 (5.25%) Penetration Testing
13 40 (5.00%) Business Continuity
14 38 (4.75%) Software Engineering
14 38 (4.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (4.75%) Translating Business Requirements
15 34 (4.25%) Vulnerability Management
16 31 (3.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 70 (8.75%) Python
2 65 (8.13%) Java
3 47 (5.88%) SQL
4 30 (3.75%) Bash Shell
5 26 (3.25%) PowerShell
6 25 (3.13%) C
7 18 (2.25%) Perl
8 16 (2.00%) JavaScript
9 15 (1.88%) Scala
10 12 (1.50%) C#
10 12 (1.50%) C++
11 11 (1.38%) Ruby
12 7 (0.88%) PHP
12 7 (0.88%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.50%) Go
14 2 (0.25%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.25%) VBScript
15 1 (0.13%) C-shell
15 1 (0.13%) Groovy
15 1 (0.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 345 (43.13%) Cisco Certification
2 225 (28.13%) CCNP
3 161 (20.13%) CCIE
3 161 (20.13%) Degree
4 153 (19.13%) CCNA
5 76 (9.50%) JNCIP
6 73 (9.13%) CCDP
7 43 (5.38%) JNCIE
8 41 (5.13%) Security Cleared
9 36 (4.50%) CISSP
10 31 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (3.75%) CCDE
11 30 (3.75%) CCSE
12 27 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 27 (3.38%) DV Cleared
13 25 (3.13%) SC Cleared
14 24 (3.00%) CCDA
14 24 (3.00%) MCSE
15 23 (2.88%) CCIP
16 20 (2.50%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (3.13%) SLA
3 23 (2.88%) PCI DSS
4 18 (2.25%) QA
5 16 (2.00%) COBIT
6 8 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.75%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.75%) NEBOSH
8 5 (0.63%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.38%) PMO
10 3 (0.38%) RMADS
11 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.25%) GDPR
11 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.13%) DICOM
System Software
1 124 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (8.63%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.88%) Docker
6 13 (1.63%) XenApp
7 9 (1.13%) iptables
7 9 (1.13%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.00%) KVM
8 8 (1.00%) Xen
9 7 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.75%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.50%) HDFS
11 4 (0.50%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.50%) vSphere
12 3 (0.38%) NFS
13 2 (0.25%) Corosync
13 2 (0.25%) PowerDNS
13 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 34 (4.25%) Puppet
2 28 (3.50%) Ansible
3 25 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
4 24 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (2.25%) FortiGate
6 17 (2.13%) Nagios
6 17 (2.13%) QRadar
7 16 (2.00%) Nessus
8 11 (1.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 10 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
10 9 (1.13%) CSIRT
10 9 (1.13%) Kubernetes
10 9 (1.13%) SELinux
11 7 (0.88%) Cacti
11 7 (0.88%) SCCM
11 7 (0.88%) SCOM
12 6 (0.75%) Salt
13 5 (0.63%) OpenView
14 4 (0.50%) Packer
14 4 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 486 (60.75%) Cisco
2 173 (21.63%) Juniper
3 166 (20.75%) VMware
4 138 (17.25%) Microsoft
5 127 (15.88%) F5
6 108 (13.50%) CheckPoint
7 75 (9.38%) Palo Alto
8 64 (8.00%) Splunk
9 63 (7.88%) NetApp
10 47 (5.88%) Oracle
11 46 (5.75%) SolarWinds
12 42 (5.25%) Dell
13 40 (5.00%) EMC
14 36 (4.50%) Fortinet
15 32 (4.00%) Avaya
16 29 (3.63%) Meraki
17 28 (3.50%) Google
18 26 (3.25%) TIBCO
19 25 (3.13%) Pega
20 22 (2.75%) HP