Period
to 23 October 2021

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 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Design
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 667 501 443
Rank change year-on-year -166 -58 +207
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 388 188 935
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.38% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.41% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 312 140 516
10th Percentile £40,500 £36,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.04% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £91,625 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -13.64% -

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 118,313 45,783 126,614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.20% 93.11% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 78,344 38,227 101,044
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Design as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Design.

Salary trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Design over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Top 16 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 23 October 2021. 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 -155 336 £60,000 +20.00% 105
UK excluding London -151 223 £50,000 +5.26% 69
London -158 145 £68,500 +6.20% 42
Work from Home -176 112 £53,000 +6.00% 13
North of England -79 72 £52,500 -8.70% 19
South East -166 57 £52,500 +16.67% 18
North West -50 46 £46,250 -22.92% 12
Midlands -116 37 £47,500 -7.32% 9
Yorkshire -72 36 £75,000 +57.89% 7
West Midlands -98 27 £50,000 - 8
South West -85 21 £42,500 -10.53% 11
Wales -44 18 £46,250 +2.78% 3
Scotland -69 17 - - 3
North East -16 16 £45,000 -21.74%
East of England -96 14 £43,814 +9.54% 7
East Midlands -69 10 £46,250 -48.61% 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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.

1 224 (57.73%) Firewall
2 223 (57.47%) Cisco
3 177 (45.62%) Cisco Certification
4 132 (34.02%) CCNP
5 121 (31.19%) BGP
5 121 (31.19%) WAN
6 104 (26.80%) VPN
7 102 (26.29%) Data Centre
8 101 (26.03%) Wireless
9 99 (25.52%) MPLS
10 97 (25.00%) Palo Alto
11 90 (23.20%) OSPF
11 90 (23.20%) LAN
12 79 (20.36%) CCNA
12 79 (20.36%) Social Skills
13 77 (19.85%) VMware
14 76 (19.59%) Azure
15 67 (17.27%) Juniper
16 64 (16.49%) Network Security
17 63 (16.24%) Microsoft
18 62 (15.98%) SolarWinds
19 60 (15.46%) CheckPoint
20 58 (14.95%) VoIP
20 58 (14.95%) Presales
21 57 (14.69%) Security Cleared
22 56 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
23 53 (13.66%) SC Cleared
23 53 (13.66%) CCIE
23 53 (13.66%) Finance
24 51 (13.14%) Linux

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 11 (2.84%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.80%) Confluence
5 5 (1.29%) Apache
5 5 (1.29%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.52%) IIS
6 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (6.19%) MS Visio
2 13 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 76 (19.59%) Azure
2 32 (8.25%) AWS
3 29 (7.47%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (5.15%) IaaS
5 17 (4.38%) PaaS
6 11 (2.84%) SaaS
7 8 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.80%) Serverless
9 6 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.55%) Azure Event Grid
9 6 (1.55%) GCP
10 5 (1.29%) Mimecast
10 5 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (1.03%) Azure Key Vault
11 4 (1.03%) Azure Sentinel
12 3 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.77%) Azure Storage
13 2 (0.52%) Azure Service Bus
13 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 224 (57.73%) Firewall
2 121 (31.19%) BGP
2 121 (31.19%) WAN
3 104 (26.80%) VPN
4 101 (26.03%) Wireless
5 99 (25.52%) MPLS
6 90 (23.20%) LAN
6 90 (23.20%) OSPF
7 64 (16.49%) Network Security
8 58 (14.95%) VoIP
9 50 (12.89%) TCP/IP
10 45 (11.60%) SD-WAN
11 38 (9.79%) Broadband
11 38 (9.79%) VLAN
12 37 (9.54%) 5G
12 37 (9.54%) IPv6
12 37 (9.54%) Wi-Fi
13 35 (9.02%) Internet
14 31 (7.99%) DNS
14 31 (7.99%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.29%) Data Lake
3 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.77%) GIS
4 3 (0.77%) MySQL
5 2 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.52%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 17 (4.38%) Selenium
2 15 (3.87%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.29%) GitLab
4 4 (1.03%) Subversion
5 3 (0.77%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.77%) JUnit
5 3 (0.77%) NetBeans
5 3 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 79 (20.36%) Social Skills
2 53 (13.66%) Finance
3 41 (10.57%) Telecoms
4 28 (7.22%) Public Sector
5 23 (5.93%) Local Government
6 16 (4.12%) Advertising
6 16 (4.12%) Legal
6 16 (4.12%) Retail
7 13 (3.35%) Aerospace
7 13 (3.35%) Brand Awareness
8 12 (3.09%) Law
9 11 (2.84%) Military
10 5 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (1.03%) Banking
11 4 (1.03%) Games
11 4 (1.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 3 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
13 2 (0.52%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.26%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 166 (42.78%) Network Engineer
2 64 (16.49%) Architect
3 62 (15.98%) Senior Network Engineer
4 35 (9.02%) Cisco Engineer
5 32 (8.25%) Design Engineer
6 30 (7.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 29 (7.47%) Technical Architect
8 26 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (6.19%) Consultant
10 23 (5.93%) RF Design Engineer
10 23 (5.93%) RF Engineer
11 20 (5.15%) IT Engineer
11 20 (5.15%) Principal Engineer
11 20 (5.15%) Principal Network Engineer
12 16 (4.12%) IP Engineer
12 16 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (3.61%) Network Architect
14 13 (3.35%) Analyst
14 13 (3.35%) IP Network Engineer
14 13 (3.35%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.61%) JSON
2 10 (2.58%) Middleware
2 10 (2.58%) XML
3 9 (2.32%) Web Services
4 5 (1.29%) Django
5 3 (0.77%) ARM Templates
5 3 (0.77%) JavaFX
5 3 (0.77%) OAuth
6 2 (0.52%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.52%) Flask
6 2 (0.52%) SAML
7 1 (0.26%) .NET
7 1 (0.26%) D3.js
7 1 (0.26%) HTML
7 1 (0.26%) RESTful
7 1 (0.26%) SOAP
7 1 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.26%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (0.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 102 (26.29%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.70%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.93%) Algorithms
3 23 (5.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 15 (3.87%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.61%) Social Media
6 10 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.06%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.80%) NHS
8 7 (1.80%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.29%) Video\Live Streaming
10 3 (0.77%) CCTV
10 3 (0.77%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.77%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.77%) PKI
11 2 (0.52%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.14%) Linux
2 50 (12.89%) Windows
3 29 (7.47%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.38%) VyOS
5 15 (3.87%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.80%) CatOS
7 5 (1.29%) Unix
8 3 (0.77%) CentOS
8 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (14.95%) Presales
2 44 (11.34%) Network Monitoring
3 39 (10.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 38 (9.79%) ITIL
5 36 (9.28%) Procure-to-Pay
6 34 (8.76%) Customer Requirements
6 34 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 33 (8.51%) Network Management
8 32 (8.25%) Migration
9 29 (7.47%) Change Management
10 28 (7.22%) High Availability
11 26 (6.70%) Project Management
12 25 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (6.19%) Patch Management
14 21 (5.41%) Information Security
14 21 (5.41%) IT Strategy
15 20 (5.15%) Server Management
16 19 (4.90%) CRM
16 19 (4.90%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.25%) Python
2 21 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.58%) C
4 9 (2.32%) SQL
5 8 (2.06%) PHP
6 6 (1.55%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.55%) C++
7 4 (1.03%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.03%) Perl
8 3 (0.77%) Java
9 1 (0.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 177 (45.62%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (34.02%) CCNP
3 79 (20.36%) CCNA
4 57 (14.69%) Security Cleared
5 53 (13.66%) CCIE
5 53 (13.66%) SC Cleared
6 39 (10.05%) Degree
7 20 (5.15%) JNCIA
8 15 (3.87%) CCDP
9 13 (3.35%) JNCIS
10 11 (2.84%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (1.80%) CCIE Service Provider
12 7 (1.80%) Server+ Certification
13 4 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.03%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.03%) MCP
13 4 (1.03%) MCSA
14 3 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.77%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.51%) SLA
2 26 (6.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.58%) GDPR
4 7 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.29%) NIST
6 5 (1.29%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.03%) HIPAA
7 4 (1.03%) HL7
8 3 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.77%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.77%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.77%) NCSC
8 3 (0.77%) PMO
9 2 (0.52%) COBIT
9 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 2 (0.52%) QA
10 1 (0.26%) SOC 2
System Software
1 56 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (9.79%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (3.35%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.58%) Firmware
5 10 (2.58%) XenApp
6 8 (2.06%) VMware NSX
7 5 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.03%) KVM
9 3 (0.77%) Docker
9 3 (0.77%) vCloud
9 3 (0.77%) vSphere
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.26%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (8.25%) FortiGate
2 17 (4.38%) Ansible
3 16 (4.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 16 (4.12%) Nagios
4 15 (3.87%) Terraform
5 14 (3.61%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (2.32%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.80%) Cacti
9 5 (1.29%) Grafana
9 5 (1.29%) Istio
9 5 (1.29%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 4 (1.03%) Salt
10 4 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.52%) Kibana
11 2 (0.52%) Puppet
11 2 (0.52%) SCCM
12 1 (0.26%) Avamar
12 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 223 (57.47%) Cisco
2 97 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 77 (19.85%) VMware
4 67 (17.27%) Juniper
5 63 (16.24%) Microsoft
6 62 (15.98%) SolarWinds
7 60 (15.46%) CheckPoint
8 41 (10.57%) Fortinet
9 35 (9.02%) F5
10 30 (7.73%) Citrix
11 26 (6.70%) Nokia
12 23 (5.93%) Meraki
13 19 (4.90%) Brocade
13 19 (4.90%) Extreme Networks
14 17 (4.38%) Avaya
14 17 (4.38%) Vyatta
15 16 (4.12%) HP
16 13 (3.35%) Aruba
17 12 (3.09%) Arista
18 10 (2.58%) Speakerbus