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

Network Design
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 631 489 503
Rank change year-on-year -142 +14 +13
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 614 1,027 1,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.58% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.63% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 447 902 867
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £34,450
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +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 153,971 162,157 179,115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.53% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 122,527 129,139 149,493
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 August 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 August 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 -155 590 £55,000 - 80
UK excluding London -96 386 £47,500 -9.52% 58
London -118 207 £67,000 +11.67% 31
South East -81 160 £52,500 -4.55% 12
North of England -80 76 £46,000 -12.38% 16
Midlands +12 67 £40,000 -27.27% 13
West Midlands +20 59 £40,000 -27.27% 11
South West +18 56 £47,500 +13.10% 4
Yorkshire +20 40 £47,500 -13.64% 5
North West -62 36 £46,000 -3.16% 9
East of England +9 27 £60,000 - 4
East Midlands -2 8 £41,250 -21.43% 2
Scotland -31 6 £55,000 -4.35% 7
Wales -1 5 £55,000 +56.03% 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 423 (68.89%) Cisco
2 309 (50.33%) Cisco Certification
3 301 (49.02%) Firewall
4 238 (38.76%) CCNP
5 224 (36.48%) WAN
6 217 (35.34%) LAN
7 193 (31.43%) Data Centre
8 162 (26.38%) VMware
9 159 (25.90%) CCNA
9 159 (25.90%) VPN
10 158 (25.73%) Wireless
11 147 (23.94%) F5
12 131 (21.34%) Finance
13 127 (20.68%) Network Security
14 121 (19.71%) CCIE
15 118 (19.22%) MPLS
16 114 (18.57%) Juniper
17 113 (18.40%) OSPF
18 112 (18.24%) BGP
19 109 (17.75%) DNS
19 109 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
20 107 (17.43%) Windows
21 105 (17.10%) VLAN
22 101 (16.45%) Microsoft
23 100 (16.29%) CheckPoint
23 100 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
23 100 (16.29%) Degree
24 97 (15.80%) Linux
24 97 (15.80%) Presales
25 93 (15.15%) 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 52 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.28%) IIS
3 11 (1.79%) OpenStack
4 10 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (1.47%) SAS
6 7 (1.14%) Smallworld
7 5 (0.81%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.65%) Apache
8 4 (0.65%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.65%) CMS
9 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (7.98%) MS Visio
2 12 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) EPLAN
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 100 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (12.38%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (8.79%) Office 365
4 29 (4.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (2.12%) IaaS
7 10 (1.63%) Akamai
8 9 (1.47%) SaaS
9 8 (1.30%) PaaS
10 4 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.65%) G Suite
10 4 (0.65%) Loggly
10 4 (0.65%) Sumo Logic
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.49%) Route 53
11 3 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.33%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 301 (49.02%) Firewall
2 224 (36.48%) WAN
3 217 (35.34%) LAN
4 159 (25.90%) VPN
5 158 (25.73%) Wireless
6 127 (20.68%) Network Security
7 118 (19.22%) MPLS
8 113 (18.40%) OSPF
9 112 (18.24%) BGP
10 109 (17.75%) DNS
11 105 (17.10%) VLAN
12 89 (14.50%) Cisco ASA
13 81 (13.19%) IPsec
13 81 (13.19%) TCP/IP
14 78 (12.70%) VoIP
15 77 (12.54%) DHCP
16 56 (9.12%) Unified Communications
17 53 (8.63%) Cisco Firepower
18 50 (8.14%) Wireless Security
19 48 (7.82%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.65%) Big Data
2 30 (4.89%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 15 (2.44%) MySQL
4 9 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.47%) OLAP
4 9 (1.47%) Oracle OLAP
5 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.98%) Redis
8 5 (0.81%) GIS
8 5 (0.81%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.65%) HBase
9 4 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.33%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.16%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (3.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.98%) Maven
4 4 (0.65%) Grunt
4 4 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.65%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.33%) Subversion
6 1 (0.16%) CANoe
6 1 (0.16%) JUnit
6 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 131 (21.34%) Finance
2 69 (11.24%) Telecoms
3 65 (10.59%) Retail
4 63 (10.26%) Manufacturing
5 61 (9.93%) Banking
6 43 (7.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 32 (5.21%) German Language
7 32 (5.21%) Italian Language
8 29 (4.72%) Legal
9 14 (2.28%) Law
10 11 (1.79%) Marketing
11 10 (1.63%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.81%) Games
13 4 (0.65%) Advertising
13 4 (0.65%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.65%) French Language
13 4 (0.65%) Local Government
13 4 (0.65%) Military
13 4 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
13 4 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 258 (42.02%) Network Engineer
2 147 (23.94%) Architect
3 94 (15.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 94 (15.31%) Solutions Architect
4 85 (13.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 82 (13.36%) Senior Network Engineer
6 73 (11.89%) Technical Architect
7 61 (9.93%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 43 (7.00%) Security Engineer
9 42 (6.84%) Network Security Engineer
10 41 (6.68%) Cisco Architect
11 39 (6.35%) Analyst
12 34 (5.54%) Cisco Solutions Architect
13 32 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 31 (5.05%) Consultant
14 31 (5.05%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 30 (4.89%) Security Architect
16 28 (4.56%) Cloud Architect
16 28 (4.56%) Network Architect
17 27 (4.40%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.72%) 802.1X
2 23 (3.75%) Web Services
3 14 (2.28%) CSS
4 10 (1.63%) JSON
4 10 (1.63%) XML
5 9 (1.47%) .NET
5 9 (1.47%) SOAP
5 9 (1.47%) WSDL
6 5 (0.81%) HTML
6 5 (0.81%) Middleware
7 4 (0.65%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.65%) CSS3
7 4 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.65%) HTML5
7 4 (0.65%) jQuery
7 4 (0.65%) LAMP
7 4 (0.65%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (0.65%) Node.js
8 2 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.33%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 193 (31.43%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.56%) Cyberthreat
4 27 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (3.91%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 20 (3.26%) EMC VMAX
7 20 (3.26%) Management Information System
8 19 (3.09%) Private Cloud
9 18 (2.93%) Public Cloud
9 18 (2.93%) Virtual Team
10 16 (2.61%) Cyberattack
10 16 (2.61%) Replication
11 14 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (1.95%) BBC
14 10 (1.63%) Driving Licence
14 10 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (1.47%) Hedge funds
15 9 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 107 (17.43%) Windows
2 97 (15.80%) Linux
3 65 (10.59%) Windows Server
4 28 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.95%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.79%) Unix
8 8 (1.30%) CentOS
9 6 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.98%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.65%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.65%) Debian
11 2 (0.33%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Android
12 1 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (15.80%) Presales
2 93 (15.15%) Load Balancing
3 77 (12.54%) ITIL
4 76 (12.38%) Technical Architecture
5 71 (11.56%) Network Monitoring
6 66 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 51 (8.31%) Project Management
8 50 (8.14%) Analytics
8 50 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 49 (7.98%) Network Management
10 44 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (6.68%) Business Continuity
12 40 (6.51%) IT Strategy
13 39 (6.35%) Migration
14 36 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
15 34 (5.54%) Service Delivery
16 32 (5.21%) Information Security
17 29 (4.72%) Network Architecture
18 27 (4.40%) Incident Management
18 27 (4.40%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 59 (9.61%) SQL
2 45 (7.33%) Python
3 28 (4.56%) PowerShell
4 20 (3.26%) Java
5 17 (2.77%) Perl
6 14 (2.28%) C
7 12 (1.95%) Ruby
8 10 (1.63%) C#
9 8 (1.30%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.14%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.98%) C++
11 6 (0.98%) Go
12 5 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.81%) PHP
13 4 (0.65%) Scala
13 4 (0.65%) VB
14 2 (0.33%) VBA
15 1 (0.16%) Lisp
15 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 309 (50.33%) Cisco Certification
2 238 (38.76%) CCNP
3 159 (25.90%) CCNA
4 121 (19.71%) CCIE
5 100 (16.29%) Degree
6 51 (8.31%) Security Cleared
7 50 (8.14%) CCDP
8 35 (5.70%) JNCIP
9 33 (5.37%) SC Cleared
10 32 (5.21%) CCIE Service Provider
11 31 (5.05%) CCIE Data Center
11 31 (5.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (4.23%) MCSE
14 25 (4.07%) CISSP
15 24 (3.91%) DV Cleared
16 22 (3.58%) VCAP
17 21 (3.42%) CCSE
17 21 (3.42%) JNCIE
18 20 (3.26%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (3.75%) COBIT
3 17 (2.77%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.30%) SLA
5 7 (1.14%) PMO
6 6 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.98%) GDPR
7 4 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.33%) COSO
8 2 (0.33%) GCP
8 2 (0.33%) RMADS
8 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 109 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (13.52%) Active Directory
3 34 (5.54%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.77%) VMware NSX
6 13 (2.12%) ProxySG
7 11 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.63%) Docker
8 10 (1.63%) vSphere
9 6 (0.98%) XenApp
10 4 (0.65%) HDFS
10 4 (0.65%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 4 (0.65%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.49%) Snort
12 2 (0.33%) Firmware
12 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (5.70%) Cisco Prime
2 21 (3.42%) Puppet
3 20 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (2.44%) Nessus
4 15 (2.44%) QRadar
5 14 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (2.28%) SCOM
6 13 (2.12%) Ansible
7 12 (1.95%) Kubernetes
8 10 (1.63%) Cisco CME
9 9 (1.47%) FortiGate
10 8 (1.30%) Backup Exec
10 8 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (1.30%) Salt
11 5 (0.81%) Nagios
11 5 (0.81%) SCCM
11 5 (0.81%) SCSM
12 4 (0.65%) Grafana
12 4 (0.65%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 423 (68.89%) Cisco
2 162 (26.38%) VMware
3 147 (23.94%) F5
4 114 (18.57%) Juniper
5 101 (16.45%) Microsoft
6 100 (16.29%) CheckPoint
7 72 (11.73%) Splunk
8 61 (9.93%) Dell
9 58 (9.45%) Palo Alto
10 56 (9.12%) EMC
10 56 (9.12%) NetApp
11 53 (8.63%) SolarWinds
12 41 (6.68%) Google
13 38 (6.19%) Citrix
14 35 (5.70%) Fortinet
15 31 (5.05%) HP
16 26 (4.23%) Blue Coat
16 26 (4.23%) Mitel
17 20 (3.26%) Nokia
18 18 (2.93%) Riverbed