Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Design
UK
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 600 454 504
Rank change year-on-year -146 +50 -13
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 722 1,060 1,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.63% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.69% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 528 876 879
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £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 156,094 152,797 180,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.89% 90.51% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,685 125,210 150,411
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 May 2018.

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 May 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 -134 700 £55,000 - 93
UK excluding London -126 425 £47,500 -9.52% 70
London -94 283 £65,000 +8.33% 33
South East -136 141 £50,000 -4.76% 25
North of England -42 127 £46,000 -8.00% 15
Yorkshire +48 80 £46,500 -11.43% 7
Midlands +3 78 £40,000 -23.81% 12
West Midlands +7 68 £40,000 -23.81% 10
South West -6 54 £47,500 -7.32% 3
North West -77 43 £46,000 +2.22% 5
East of England -2 32 £61,250 +2.08% 5
Scotland -39 16 £52,250 -5.00% 4
East Midlands -5 8 £42,500 -19.05% 2
North East -13 4 £33,750 -3.57% 3
Wales +17 3 £55,000 +17.02% 6

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 484 (67.04%) Cisco
2 340 (47.09%) Cisco Certification
3 312 (43.21%) Firewall
4 242 (33.52%) CCNP
5 228 (31.58%) WAN
6 220 (30.47%) Data Centre
7 198 (27.42%) VMware
8 192 (26.59%) VPN
9 190 (26.32%) Network Security
10 186 (25.76%) Wireless
11 185 (25.62%) LAN
12 180 (24.93%) CCNA
13 173 (23.96%) Finance
14 154 (21.33%) Degree
15 150 (20.78%) CCIE
16 146 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
17 143 (19.81%) F5
18 139 (19.25%) DNS
19 136 (18.84%) MPLS
20 135 (18.70%) Microsoft
20 135 (18.70%) Juniper
21 128 (17.73%) OSPF
21 128 (17.73%) BGP
22 124 (17.17%) Presales
23 119 (16.48%) Windows
23 119 (16.48%) Linux
24 115 (15.93%) VLAN
25 108 (14.96%) Cisco ASA
26 105 (14.54%) TCP/IP
27 104 (14.40%) IPsec

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 41 (5.68%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.46%) IIS
3 21 (2.91%) SAS
4 17 (2.35%) OpenStack
5 13 (1.80%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.25%) Smallworld
7 7 (0.97%) CMS
7 7 (0.97%) Confluence
7 7 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.83%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.69%) Apache
10 4 (0.55%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.55%) Drupal
10 4 (0.55%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.55%) Joomla!
10 4 (0.55%) Kentico
10 4 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.55%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (4.57%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 103 (14.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (13.57%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (9.14%) Office 365
4 47 (6.51%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (1.52%) Akamai
7 8 (1.11%) IaaS
8 5 (0.69%) Loggly
8 5 (0.69%) SaaS
8 5 (0.69%) Sumo Logic
9 3 (0.42%) PaaS
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.28%) G Suite
10 2 (0.28%) Route 53
10 2 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.28%) Twilio
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 312 (43.21%) Firewall
2 228 (31.58%) WAN
3 192 (26.59%) VPN
4 190 (26.32%) Network Security
5 186 (25.76%) Wireless
6 185 (25.62%) LAN
7 139 (19.25%) DNS
8 136 (18.84%) MPLS
9 128 (17.73%) BGP
9 128 (17.73%) OSPF
10 115 (15.93%) VLAN
11 108 (14.96%) Cisco ASA
12 105 (14.54%) TCP/IP
13 104 (14.40%) IPsec
14 96 (13.30%) DHCP
15 95 (13.16%) VoIP
16 85 (11.77%) Wireless Security
17 78 (10.80%) SSL
18 75 (10.39%) Unified Communications
19 56 (7.76%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.39%) Big Data
2 30 (4.16%) SQL Server
3 29 (4.02%) MySQL
4 28 (3.88%) Hadoop
5 22 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (2.91%) OLAP
6 21 (2.91%) Oracle OLAP
7 13 (1.80%) GIS
8 7 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.83%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.69%) HBase
10 5 (0.69%) Redis
10 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (2.77%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 14 (1.94%) Subversion
4 12 (1.66%) JIRA
5 10 (1.39%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.83%) Maven
7 5 (0.69%) Grunt
7 5 (0.69%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.14%) CodeSonar
9 1 (0.14%) git-flow
9 1 (0.14%) JUnit
9 1 (0.14%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.14%) Selenium
9 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 173 (23.96%) Finance
2 101 (13.99%) Telecoms
3 82 (11.36%) Retail
4 81 (11.22%) Manufacturing
5 60 (8.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 58 (8.03%) Banking
7 36 (4.99%) German Language
7 36 (4.99%) Italian Language
8 20 (2.77%) Legal
9 12 (1.66%) Law
9 12 (1.66%) Marketing
10 9 (1.25%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.69%) Advertising
11 5 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.69%) Games
12 4 (0.55%) Military
13 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.28%) Automotive
14 2 (0.28%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 262 (36.29%) Network Engineer
2 188 (26.04%) Architect
3 123 (17.04%) Solutions Architect
4 109 (15.10%) Senior Network Engineer
5 90 (12.47%) Technical Architect
6 78 (10.80%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 75 (10.39%) Cisco Engineer
8 64 (8.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 59 (8.17%) Security Engineer
10 55 (7.62%) Analyst
10 55 (7.62%) Network Security Engineer
11 48 (6.65%) Design Engineer
12 46 (6.37%) Consultant
13 44 (6.09%) Cisco Architect
13 44 (6.09%) Network Architect
14 43 (5.96%) Security Architect
15 42 (5.82%) Network Design Engineer
16 37 (5.12%) Cisco Solutions Architect
17 36 (4.99%) Network Analyst
17 36 (4.99%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.54%) .NET
1 40 (5.54%) Web Services
2 34 (4.71%) JSON
3 29 (4.02%) CSS
4 27 (3.74%) XML
5 24 (3.32%) SOAP
6 21 (2.91%) WSDL
7 20 (2.77%) Node.js
8 18 (2.49%) 802.1X
8 18 (2.49%) HTML
9 14 (1.94%) .NET Framework
9 14 (1.94%) ASP.NET
10 9 (1.25%) REST
11 7 (0.97%) LAMP
12 6 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
13 5 (0.69%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.69%) CSS3
13 5 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
13 5 (0.69%) HTML5
13 5 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 220 (30.47%) Data Centre
2 53 (7.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 47 (6.51%) Computer Science
4 38 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
5 31 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.05%) EMC VMAX
6 22 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.05%) Replication
6 22 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.91%) Driving Licence
7 21 (2.91%) Mobile App
8 19 (2.63%) Hedge funds
8 19 (2.63%) Public Cloud
9 18 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (2.08%) Cyberattack
11 11 (1.52%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.39%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.39%) PKI
13 9 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 119 (16.48%) Linux
1 119 (16.48%) Windows
2 74 (10.25%) Windows Server
3 23 (3.19%) Unix
4 22 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.39%) CentOS
7 7 (0.97%) Debian
8 5 (0.69%) CoreOS
8 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.42%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.14%) Android
11 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (17.17%) Presales
2 86 (11.91%) ITIL
3 76 (10.53%) Analytics
3 76 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 72 (9.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 69 (9.56%) Technical Architecture
6 59 (8.17%) Project Management
7 48 (6.65%) Network Architecture
7 48 (6.65%) Network Management
8 47 (6.51%) Business Continuity
9 43 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (5.96%) Network Monitoring
10 41 (5.68%) Vulnerability Management
11 40 (5.54%) Incident Management
11 40 (5.54%) Information Security
11 40 (5.54%) Service Delivery
12 35 (4.85%) Kalman Filter
12 35 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (4.71%) Penetration Testing
14 33 (4.57%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 56 (7.76%) SQL
2 51 (7.06%) Python
3 43 (5.96%) Java
4 27 (3.74%) PowerShell
5 17 (2.35%) Ruby
6 13 (1.80%) Bash Shell
6 13 (1.80%) C#
7 12 (1.66%) Scala
8 9 (1.25%) C
8 9 (1.25%) Perl
9 8 (1.11%) C++
9 8 (1.11%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.83%) PHP
11 5 (0.69%) Go
11 5 (0.69%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.55%) VB
13 2 (0.28%) VBScript
14 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 340 (47.09%) Cisco Certification
2 242 (33.52%) CCNP
3 180 (24.93%) CCNA
4 154 (21.33%) Degree
5 150 (20.78%) CCIE
6 66 (9.14%) CCDP
7 59 (8.17%) JNCIP
8 44 (6.09%) Security Cleared
9 39 (5.40%) CCIE Data Center
10 37 (5.12%) CCIE Service Provider
11 33 (4.57%) JNCIE
11 33 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 31 (4.29%) CCSE
12 31 (4.29%) SC Cleared
13 29 (4.02%) MCSE
14 28 (3.88%) CISSP
15 27 (3.74%) CCDE
16 24 (3.32%) ISSAP
16 24 (3.32%) TOGAF Certification
17 23 (3.19%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (3.05%) COBIT
3 21 (2.91%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (1.11%) PMO
5 8 (1.11%) SLA
6 7 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.83%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.55%) RMADS
9 3 (0.42%) GDPR
10 2 (0.28%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.14%) DICOM
11 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 146 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (10.39%) Active Directory
3 33 (4.57%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (4.16%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.35%) XenApp
6 16 (2.22%) VMware NSX
7 14 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.52%) Docker
9 6 (0.83%) vSphere
10 5 (0.69%) HDFS
10 5 (0.69%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.55%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 2 (0.28%) Firmware
12 2 (0.28%) Snort
12 2 (0.28%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.14%) LXC
13 1 (0.14%) NFS
13 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (4.29%) Cisco Prime
1 31 (4.29%) Puppet
2 23 (3.19%) FortiGate
2 23 (3.19%) Nessus
2 23 (3.19%) QRadar
3 18 (2.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.80%) Ansible
5 11 (1.52%) Cisco CME
6 9 (1.25%) Kubernetes
7 8 (1.11%) Nagios
8 7 (0.97%) Salt
9 5 (0.69%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.69%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.55%) SCCM
10 4 (0.55%) SCOM
10 4 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.42%) OSSEC
11 3 (0.42%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 484 (67.04%) Cisco
2 198 (27.42%) VMware
3 143 (19.81%) F5
4 135 (18.70%) Juniper
4 135 (18.70%) Microsoft
5 104 (14.40%) Splunk
6 91 (12.60%) CheckPoint
7 87 (12.05%) NetApp
8 77 (10.66%) Dell
9 75 (10.39%) EMC
10 66 (9.14%) Palo Alto
11 53 (7.34%) Google
12 46 (6.37%) Fortinet
13 44 (6.09%) Citrix
14 43 (5.96%) SolarWinds
15 42 (5.82%) Oracle
16 30 (4.16%) Meraki
17 27 (3.74%) IBM
18 25 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
19 24 (3.32%) Forcepoint