Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Design
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 449 626 541
Rank change year-on-year +177 -85 -63
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 856 618 922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.38% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.41% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 525 450 766
UK median annual salary £55,138 £57,500 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.11% +1.77% +2.73%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £75,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 125,565 149,807 165,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 91.83% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 99,277 119,197 131,290
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019. 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 +164 819 £55,138 -4.11% 131
UK excluding London +153 560 £55,000 - 100
London +120 264 £60,000 -15.79% 38
North of England +173 202 £55,000 -1.79% 18
South East +47 163 £56,000 +1.82% 32
Yorkshire +133 149 £60,000 +33.33% 9
Midlands +58 70 £52,500 -4.55% 18
West Midlands +51 60 £52,500 -4.55% 14
East of England +93 57 £60,000 +9.09% 8
South West +2 56 £53,750 +0.94% 18
North West +57 51 £55,000 -18.52% 9
Scotland +24 13 £65,000 +18.18% 6
East Midlands +27 10 £47,500 +12.43% 4
Wales +4 2 £68,250 +60.59% 1
North East - 2 £54,486 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 497 (58.06%) Cisco
2 494 (57.71%) Cisco Certification
3 474 (55.37%) Firewall
4 441 (51.52%) WAN
5 410 (47.90%) CCNP
6 379 (44.28%) MPLS
7 322 (37.62%) BGP
8 320 (37.38%) CCNA
9 313 (36.57%) OSPF
10 309 (36.10%) VPN
11 275 (32.13%) Network Security
12 274 (32.01%) LAN
13 255 (29.79%) Linux
14 225 (26.29%) Cisco ASA
15 224 (26.17%) Cisco Nexus
16 212 (24.77%) DNS
17 211 (24.65%) IPsec
18 191 (22.31%) Palo Alto
19 184 (21.50%) Python
20 178 (20.79%) Network Management
21 174 (20.33%) Fortinet
22 170 (19.86%) Management Information System
23 168 (19.63%) Unix
24 165 (19.28%) Telecoms
25 162 (18.93%) Broadband
26 161 (18.81%) Change Control
27 158 (18.46%) Data Centre
27 158 (18.46%) SMTP
28 156 (18.22%) Degree
29 155 (18.11%) Juniper

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 (6.07%) Skype for Business
2 26 (3.04%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.87%) Smallworld
4 12 (1.40%) nginx
5 10 (1.17%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (0.82%) CloudStack
7 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.70%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.58%) Confluence
10 4 (0.47%) Apache
11 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.12%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.10%) AutoCAD
4 12 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.23%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 110 (12.85%) AWS
2 104 (12.15%) Azure
3 66 (7.71%) Office 365
4 38 (4.44%) G Suite
5 20 (2.34%) PaaS
6 19 (2.22%) IaaS
7 18 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.75%) OpenShift
9 14 (1.64%) GCP
10 10 (1.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 8 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.93%) SaaS
12 7 (0.82%) DigitalOcean
12 7 (0.82%) Heroku
13 5 (0.58%) Serverless
14 2 (0.23%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.23%) GitHub
15 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 474 (55.37%) Firewall
2 441 (51.52%) WAN
3 379 (44.28%) MPLS
4 322 (37.62%) BGP
5 313 (36.57%) OSPF
6 309 (36.10%) VPN
7 275 (32.13%) Network Security
8 274 (32.01%) LAN
9 225 (26.29%) Cisco ASA
10 224 (26.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 212 (24.77%) DNS
12 211 (24.65%) IPsec
13 162 (18.93%) Broadband
14 158 (18.46%) SMTP
15 151 (17.64%) RIP
16 146 (17.06%) NetScaler
17 143 (16.71%) ADSL
18 141 (16.47%) Internet
19 107 (12.50%) Wireless
20 101 (11.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.09%) Blockchain
2 23 (2.69%) GIS
3 16 (1.87%) MySQL
4 15 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.70%) SQL Server
8 3 (0.35%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.23%) Big Data
9 2 (0.23%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.23%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.23%) Redis
9 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.12%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 18 (2.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.05%) JIRA
3 6 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.47%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.47%) git-flow
4 4 (0.47%) GitLab
5 3 (0.35%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 165 (19.28%) Telecoms
2 53 (6.19%) Finance
3 43 (5.02%) Public Sector
4 26 (3.04%) Banking
5 20 (2.34%) Aerospace
6 18 (2.10%) Military
7 11 (1.29%) Retail
8 10 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.70%) Legal
9 6 (0.70%) Marketing
10 5 (0.58%) Law
11 4 (0.47%) Advertising
11 4 (0.47%) Billing
12 3 (0.35%) Electronics
12 3 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.23%) Back Office
13 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.12%) Local Government
14 1 (0.12%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 403 (47.08%) Network Engineer
2 130 (15.19%) Consultant
3 128 (14.95%) Cisco Engineer
4 126 (14.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 124 (14.49%) Network Security Engineer
5 124 (14.49%) Security Engineer
6 103 (12.03%) Architect
7 101 (11.80%) Senior Network Engineer
8 91 (10.63%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 75 (8.76%) Network Consultant
10 59 (6.89%) Network Architect
11 49 (5.72%) IT Consultant
12 45 (5.26%) Design Engineer
13 35 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (3.97%) Senior Consultant
15 31 (3.62%) Network Design Engineer
16 30 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
17 29 (3.39%) Security Consultant
18 23 (2.69%) Lead Network Engineer
18 23 (2.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.99%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.87%) LDAP
3 13 (1.52%) KML
4 10 (1.17%) Node.js
5 9 (1.05%) Kafka
5 9 (1.05%) Middleware
5 9 (1.05%) ONVIF
6 8 (0.93%) .NET
6 8 (0.93%) Web Services
7 7 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (0.82%) LEMP Stack
7 7 (0.82%) Natural Language Processing
7 7 (0.82%) TensorFlow
8 6 (0.70%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.47%) Django
9 4 (0.47%) React
9 4 (0.47%) Vue.js
10 3 (0.35%) .NET Core
11 2 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 170 (19.86%) Management Information System
2 158 (18.46%) Data Centre
3 54 (6.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 48 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (3.97%) Fibre Optics
6 31 (3.62%) Internet of Things
7 27 (3.15%) PKI
8 24 (2.80%) CCTV
9 17 (1.99%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (1.52%) Digital TV
12 13 (1.52%) e-Learning
12 13 (1.52%) Robotics
12 13 (1.52%) User Experience
12 13 (1.52%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.93%) Driving Licence
13 8 (0.93%) Smartphone
14 7 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (0.82%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 255 (29.79%) Linux
2 168 (19.63%) Unix
3 101 (11.80%) Windows
4 64 (7.48%) Windows Server
5 31 (3.62%) CentOS
6 23 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (2.69%) Ubuntu
7 22 (2.57%) Debian
7 22 (2.57%) Windows 10
8 21 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.23%) Solaris
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.12%) AIX
13 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (20.79%) Network Management
2 161 (18.81%) Change Control
3 153 (17.87%) Service Delivery
4 139 (16.24%) Product Management
5 120 (14.02%) ITIL
6 104 (12.15%) Cybersecurity
7 78 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (7.24%) Business Development
8 62 (7.24%) Network Monitoring
9 61 (7.13%) Load Balancing
10 60 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
11 58 (6.78%) Network Architecture
12 55 (6.43%) Customer Requirements
13 54 (6.31%) TOGAF
14 51 (5.96%) Service Management
15 50 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 50 (5.84%) Infrastructure Transformation
15 50 (5.84%) Technical Leadership
16 49 (5.72%) IT Strategy
16 49 (5.72%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 184 (21.50%) Python
2 151 (17.64%) Perl
3 145 (16.94%) Bash Shell
4 33 (3.86%) PowerShell
5 28 (3.27%) C
6 21 (2.45%) SQL
7 13 (1.52%) Go
8 7 (0.82%) Ruby
9 4 (0.47%) C#
9 4 (0.47%) C++
9 4 (0.47%) Java
10 3 (0.35%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.23%) Groovy
11 2 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 494 (57.71%) Cisco Certification
2 410 (47.90%) CCNP
3 320 (37.38%) CCNA
4 156 (18.22%) Degree
5 99 (11.57%) CCIE
6 70 (8.18%) CCDP
6 70 (8.18%) Security Cleared
7 48 (5.61%) SC Cleared
8 36 (4.21%) JNCIP
9 27 (3.15%) JNCIA
9 27 (3.15%) JNCIE
9 27 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (3.04%) CCSE
11 24 (2.80%) MCSE
12 22 (2.57%) JNCIS
13 20 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (2.22%) CISSP
15 18 (2.10%) CCDA
15 18 (2.10%) TOGAF Certification
16 16 (1.87%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (17.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 141 (16.47%) ISO 9001
3 16 (1.87%) SLA
4 8 (0.93%) QA
5 5 (0.58%) COBIT
6 4 (0.47%) PMO
7 3 (0.35%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.35%) NIST
8 2 (0.23%) DICOM
8 2 (0.23%) GDPR
8 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.12%) FISMA
System Software
1 48 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.67%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.39%) Docker
4 18 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.40%) XenApp
6 11 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.70%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.47%) Corosync
8 4 (0.47%) DRBD
8 4 (0.47%) Firmware
8 4 (0.47%) FreeRADIUS
8 4 (0.47%) Postfix
9 2 (0.23%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 147 (17.17%) FortiGate
2 144 (16.82%) Nagios
3 27 (3.15%) Kubernetes
4 26 (3.04%) Ansible
5 14 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
5 14 (1.64%) vRealize
6 13 (1.52%) Terraform
7 12 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.40%) Puppet
8 11 (1.29%) SCCM
9 10 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.82%) Cacti
10 7 (0.82%) Packer
10 7 (0.82%) SCOM
10 7 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.47%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.47%) Pacemaker
12 3 (0.35%) Iperf
12 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 497 (58.06%) Cisco
2 191 (22.31%) Palo Alto
3 174 (20.33%) Fortinet
4 155 (18.11%) Juniper
5 108 (12.62%) CheckPoint
6 93 (10.86%) Microsoft
7 86 (10.05%) VMware
8 58 (6.78%) F5
9 56 (6.54%) Meraki
10 50 (5.84%) Google
11 40 (4.67%) Virgin Media
12 39 (4.56%) SolarWinds
13 30 (3.50%) Citrix
14 22 (2.57%) Aruba
15 21 (2.45%) Brocade
16 20 (2.34%) BT
17 19 (2.22%) Dell
17 19 (2.22%) HP
17 19 (2.22%) Openreach
18 14 (1.64%) Rackspace