Period
to 19 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Design
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 525 463 508
Rank change year-on-year -62 +45 +34
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 921 1165 1186
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 765 877 1031
UK median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £34,559
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £71,250
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 160296 168588 194039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.36% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 126459 140088 159820
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,476 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.16% +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 19 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 19 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 -42 873 £55,000 - 38
UK excluding London -67 534 £55,000 +4.76% 22
London -15 380 £63,500 +5.83% 16
South East -80 208 £55,000 - 7
North of England +43 135 £52,500 +40.00% 5
North West +35 84 £47,500 +26.67% 3
Midlands +58 80 £55,000 +10.00% 3
West Midlands +42 74 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East of England -7 56 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire +23 45 £55,000 +27.91% 2
South West +7 38 £40,000 -26.61% 6
Scotland -18 38 £60,000 +26.32%
North East - 6 £52,500 -
East Midlands +28 3 £23,500 -47.78% 2
Wales +1 3 £36,500 -18.89%
Northern Ireland -25 1 £30,000 -29.41%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 575 (62.43%) Cisco
2 460 (49.95%) Firewall
3 424 (46.04%) Cisco Certification
4 319 (34.64%) WAN
5 303 (32.90%) CCNP
6 287 (31.16%) BGP
7 278 (30.18%) MPLS
8 263 (28.56%) OSPF
8 263 (28.56%) Juniper
9 261 (28.34%) LAN
10 233 (25.30%) VPN
11 216 (23.45%) Linux
12 214 (23.24%) Data Centre
13 211 (22.91%) Network Security
14 175 (19.00%) Cisco ASA
14 175 (19.00%) CCIE
15 171 (18.57%) CheckPoint
16 166 (18.02%) TCP/IP
17 152 (16.50%) Wireless
18 149 (16.18%) Cisco Nexus
19 144 (15.64%) VMware
20 142 (15.42%) Finance
21 139 (15.09%) ITIL
22 138 (14.98%) CCNA
23 133 (14.44%) DNS
24 124 (13.46%) Degree
25 121 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
26 120 (13.03%) Load Balancing
27 119 (12.92%) Windows
28 118 (12.81%) 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 (3.15%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.74%) Confluence
3 14 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (1.30%) Skype for Business
5 11 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (0.98%) Apache
6 9 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.76%) SAS
7 7 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.65%) IIS
8 6 (0.65%) Smallworld
8 6 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.65%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.33%) nginx
11 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (1.63%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.19%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 90 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.69%) IaaS
4 26 (2.82%) SaaS
5 18 (1.95%) Office 365
6 14 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
7 13 (1.41%) Amazon S3
7 13 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (1.09%) PaaS
9 9 (0.98%) Slack
10 5 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.22%) Akamai
12 2 (0.22%) Cloudflare
12 2 (0.22%) Loggly
12 2 (0.22%) Sumo Logic
13 1 (0.11%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 460 (49.95%) Firewall
2 319 (34.64%) WAN
3 287 (31.16%) BGP
4 278 (30.18%) MPLS
5 263 (28.56%) OSPF
6 261 (28.34%) LAN
7 233 (25.30%) VPN
8 211 (22.91%) Network Security
9 175 (19.00%) Cisco ASA
10 166 (18.02%) TCP/IP
11 152 (16.50%) Wireless
12 149 (16.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 133 (14.44%) DNS
14 105 (11.40%) IPsec
15 104 (11.29%) VLAN
16 92 (9.99%) DHCP
17 83 (9.01%) EIGRP
18 82 (8.90%) Cisco IOS
19 79 (8.58%) Multicast
20 76 (8.25%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.74%) MySQL
3 11 (1.19%) Big Data
4 10 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (0.98%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.76%) GIS
6 7 (0.76%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.54%) OLAP
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (0.43%) Redis
9 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.33%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.33%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.22%) HBase
11 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 29 (3.15%) Subversion
2 26 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.06%) JIRA
4 18 (1.95%) Git (software)
5 16 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (1.52%) Maven
7 13 (1.41%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.19%) JUnit
9 6 (0.65%) ERwin
10 4 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.22%) Grunt
12 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.11%) CodeSonar
13 1 (0.11%) git-flow
13 1 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
13 1 (0.11%) Robot Framework
13 1 (0.11%) Selenium
13 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 142 (15.42%) Finance
2 107 (11.62%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.58%) Legal
4 26 (2.82%) Banking
5 20 (2.17%) Games
5 20 (2.17%) Law
6 15 (1.63%) Billing
6 15 (1.63%) Retail
7 14 (1.52%) Marketing
8 13 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.41%) Front Office
9 11 (1.19%) Back Office
10 8 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.33%) Advertising
12 3 (0.33%) Local Government
12 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Electronics
13 2 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 388 (42.13%) Network Engineer
2 149 (16.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 147 (15.96%) Architect
4 104 (11.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 95 (10.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 77 (8.36%) Network Architect
7 72 (7.82%) Analyst
8 62 (6.73%) Consultant
9 59 (6.41%) Design Engineer
10 57 (6.19%) Network Design Engineer
11 56 (6.08%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 53 (5.75%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 52 (5.65%) IP Engineer
13 52 (5.65%) IP Network Engineer
14 46 (4.99%) Systems Engineer
15 44 (4.78%) Juniper Engineer
16 40 (4.34%) IT Engineer
17 38 (4.13%) Security Engineer
18 36 (3.91%) Network Security Engineer
19 35 (3.80%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.69%) Web Services
2 27 (2.93%) 802.1X
3 24 (2.61%) .NET
4 23 (2.50%) Middleware
5 19 (2.06%) CSS
5 19 (2.06%) HTML
6 18 (1.95%) .NET Framework
6 18 (1.95%) ASP.NET
7 17 (1.85%) FIX Protocol
8 16 (1.74%) Node.js
8 16 (1.74%) SOAP
9 15 (1.63%) XML
10 11 (1.19%) JSON
10 11 (1.19%) RESTful
11 7 (0.76%) JMS
11 7 (0.76%) JSP
11 7 (0.76%) LAMP
11 7 (0.76%) XSD
11 7 (0.76%) XSLT
12 6 (0.65%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 214 (23.24%) Data Centre
2 48 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.89%) Computer Science
4 39 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 36 (3.91%) PKI
6 27 (2.93%) Eurex
7 24 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 23 (2.50%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.74%) Private Cloud
10 15 (1.63%) Smartphone
11 14 (1.52%) Blackberry
11 14 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.52%) IVR
11 14 (1.52%) User Experience
12 13 (1.41%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.41%) FlexPod
12 13 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.41%) Mobile Computing
13 11 (1.19%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.87%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 216 (23.45%) Linux
2 119 (12.92%) Windows
3 65 (7.06%) Unix
4 52 (5.65%) Windows Server
5 30 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (2.17%) Ubuntu
9 16 (1.74%) Android
10 15 (1.63%) Solaris
11 10 (1.09%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.87%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.76%) AIX
13 7 (0.76%) CentOS
14 4 (0.43%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.33%) Debian
15 3 (0.33%) SUSE
16 2 (0.22%) CoreOS
16 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (15.09%) ITIL
2 121 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (13.03%) Load Balancing
4 101 (10.97%) Project Management
5 71 (7.71%) Presales
6 70 (7.60%) SIEM
7 66 (7.17%) Cybersecurity
8 64 (6.95%) Network Management
9 61 (6.62%) Penetration Testing
10 59 (6.41%) Information Security
11 58 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 55 (5.97%) Mentoring
13 50 (5.43%) Network Architecture
14 47 (5.10%) Migration
15 42 (4.56%) Change Management
16 41 (4.45%) Enterprise Architecture
17 40 (4.34%) TOGAF
18 39 (4.23%) High Availability
18 39 (4.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 37 (4.02%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (7.06%) Python
2 57 (6.19%) Java
3 42 (4.56%) C
4 39 (4.23%) Bash Shell
5 27 (2.93%) Perl
6 26 (2.82%) SQL
7 22 (2.39%) PowerShell
8 12 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.19%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.98%) C++
11 7 (0.76%) PHP
11 7 (0.76%) Scala
12 5 (0.54%) Ruby
13 4 (0.43%) C#
14 3 (0.33%) Go
14 3 (0.33%) Groovy
15 1 (0.11%) C-shell
15 1 (0.11%) Korn
15 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 424 (46.04%) Cisco Certification
2 303 (32.90%) CCNP
3 175 (19.00%) CCIE
4 138 (14.98%) CCNA
5 124 (13.46%) Degree
6 84 (9.12%) JNCIP
7 72 (7.82%) Security Cleared
8 71 (7.71%) CCDP
9 50 (5.43%) DV Cleared
10 47 (5.10%) CISSP
11 43 (4.67%) SC Cleared
12 37 (4.02%) CCIP
13 32 (3.47%) CCSE
14 30 (3.26%) CCDA
15 25 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (2.61%) JNCIE
17 20 (2.17%) CISM
18 19 (2.06%) MCSE
19 18 (1.95%) CCSA
20 16 (1.74%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.51%) SLA
2 42 (4.56%) QA
3 30 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.98%) COBIT
6 7 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.65%) NEBOSH
8 4 (0.43%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.43%) RMADS
9 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.22%) 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
1 111 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (9.01%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.91%) KVM
3 36 (3.91%) Xen
4 30 (3.26%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.71%) ProxySG
6 24 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.19%) vSphere
8 9 (0.98%) iptables
9 8 (0.87%) Docker
10 5 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.33%) NFS
11 3 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.33%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.33%) XenApp
12 2 (0.22%) Corosync
12 2 (0.22%) Firmware
12 2 (0.22%) HDFS
12 2 (0.22%) PowerDNS
12 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (4.23%) SolarWinds Orion
2 33 (3.58%) Cisco Prime
3 26 (2.82%) Ansible
4 24 (2.61%) FortiGate
5 23 (2.50%) Puppet
6 19 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.30%) Nagios
8 10 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 10 (1.09%) SCCM
9 9 (0.98%) SELinux
10 8 (0.87%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.87%) CSIRT
11 7 (0.76%) SCOM
12 6 (0.65%) Cacti
13 5 (0.54%) Kubernetes
13 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.54%) OpenView
13 5 (0.54%) QRadar
13 5 (0.54%) WSUS
14 4 (0.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 575 (62.43%) Cisco
2 263 (28.56%) Juniper
3 171 (18.57%) CheckPoint
4 144 (15.64%) VMware
5 118 (12.81%) Palo Alto
6 116 (12.60%) Microsoft
7 110 (11.94%) F5
8 76 (8.25%) SolarWinds
9 49 (5.32%) HP
10 42 (4.56%) Blue Coat
11 40 (4.34%) Oracle
12 38 (4.13%) Fortinet
13 34 (3.69%) Citrix
14 32 (3.47%) Arista
14 32 (3.47%) NetApp
15 25 (2.71%) Red Hat
16 22 (2.39%) Avaya
17 21 (2.28%) Meraki
18 20 (2.17%) Aruba
18 20 (2.17%) Riverbed