Period
to 12 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Engineer
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 152 188
Rank change year-on-year -74 +36 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2767 4075 3896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 2.19% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.27% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2399 3536 3465
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.23% +8.14%
10th Percentile £31,200 £30,490 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172109 179749 206490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 138436 150116 172214
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,473
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Engineer.

Salary trend for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 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 -75 2603 £45,000 - 127
UK excluding London -49 1818 £43,000 +1.18% 89
London -93 907 £55,000 +4.76% 47
South East -60 708 £45,000 - 23
North of England -13 346 £42,500 +6.25% 24
Midlands -93 237 £40,000 -5.88% 12
South West +5 222 £40,000 - 14
North West -20 193 £45,000 +12.50% 13
East of England -45 187 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Yorkshire +19 151 £37,500 -11.76% 11
West Midlands -59 142 £40,000 - 6
East Midlands -63 83 £42,500 - 6
Scotland -17 81 £43,750 +9.38% 6
Wales +18 60 £40,750 -9.44% 3
Northern Ireland -22 7 £30,000 -20.00%
North East -7 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, Network Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 2235 (80.77%) Cisco
2 1735 (62.70%) Firewall
3 1674 (60.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1275 (46.08%) CCNP
5 1142 (41.27%) WAN
6 978 (35.35%) LAN
7 885 (31.98%) CCNA
8 862 (31.15%) BGP
9 820 (29.63%) Juniper
10 746 (26.96%) MPLS
11 733 (26.49%) VPN
12 729 (26.35%) OSPF
13 679 (24.54%) Network Security
14 662 (23.92%) Cisco ASA
15 599 (21.65%) Wireless
16 582 (21.03%) Data Centre
17 572 (20.67%) DNS
18 562 (20.31%) CheckPoint
19 524 (18.94%) TCP/IP
20 521 (18.83%) Windows
21 489 (17.67%) F5
22 479 (17.31%) VMware
23 469 (16.95%) Linux
24 454 (16.41%) ITIL
25 433 (15.65%) Palo Alto
26 427 (15.43%) Cisco Nexus
27 416 (15.03%) VoIP
28 411 (14.85%) DHCP
29 378 (13.66%) CCIE
30 374 (13.52%) IPsec

Network Engineer Skill Set
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 87 (3.14%) MS Exchange
2 28 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (0.87%) IIS
3 24 (0.87%) Skype for Business
4 18 (0.65%) CMS
5 14 (0.51%) Apache
6 11 (0.40%) SAS
7 10 (0.36%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.25%) nginx
9 7 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.18%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.11%) JBoss
13 2 (0.072%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.036%) Liferay
14 1 (0.036%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.036%) WordPress
Applications
1 67 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.14%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.072%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.036%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 181 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 160 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (2.28%) Office 365
4 44 (1.59%) SaaS
5 25 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 21 (0.76%) IaaS
7 10 (0.36%) Akamai
7 10 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.25%) PaaS
9 6 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.11%) G Suite
11 2 (0.072%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.072%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.036%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.036%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.036%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1735 (62.70%) Firewall
2 1142 (41.27%) WAN
3 978 (35.35%) LAN
4 862 (31.15%) BGP
5 746 (26.96%) MPLS
6 733 (26.49%) VPN
7 729 (26.35%) OSPF
8 679 (24.54%) Network Security
9 662 (23.92%) Cisco ASA
10 599 (21.65%) Wireless
11 572 (20.67%) DNS
12 524 (18.94%) TCP/IP
13 427 (15.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 416 (15.03%) VoIP
15 411 (14.85%) DHCP
16 374 (13.52%) IPsec
17 366 (13.23%) VLAN
18 336 (12.14%) EIGRP
19 311 (11.24%) Cisco IOS
20 209 (7.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.22%) Blockchain
2 6 (0.22%) MySQL
2 6 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.18%) Big Data
4 3 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.072%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.072%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.036%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.036%) GIS
6 1 (0.036%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.036%) MS Access
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.036%) Redis
6 1 (0.036%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.036%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 57 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (0.54%) Subversion
3 11 (0.40%) GCC
3 11 (0.40%) GDB
3 11 (0.40%) Trac
4 10 (0.36%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (0.33%) JIRA
5 9 (0.33%) Metasploit
6 5 (0.18%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.11%) GNU Toolchain
7 3 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.036%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.036%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.036%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 351 (12.69%) Finance
2 274 (9.90%) Telecoms
3 89 (3.22%) Banking
4 42 (1.52%) Retail
5 38 (1.37%) Advertising
6 19 (0.69%) Marketing
7 17 (0.61%) Legal
7 17 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 16 (0.58%) Back Office
8 16 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.54%) Games
9 15 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.51%) Law
11 11 (0.40%) Publishing
12 8 (0.29%) Automotive
13 7 (0.25%) Electronics
13 7 (0.25%) Military
14 5 (0.18%) French Language
14 5 (0.18%) Local Government
15 4 (0.14%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (3.65%) 802.1X
2 40 (1.45%) Web Services
3 31 (1.12%) XMPP
4 30 (1.08%) HTML
5 23 (0.83%) XML
6 14 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
7 11 (0.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 11 (0.40%) STL
8 7 (0.25%) CSS
8 7 (0.25%) Middleware
9 3 (0.11%) SAML
9 3 (0.11%) WAP
10 2 (0.072%) Apache Axis
10 2 (0.072%) COM
10 2 (0.072%) LAMP
10 2 (0.072%) OpenDaylight
10 2 (0.072%) RFC 2547
10 2 (0.072%) SAP CAF
10 2 (0.072%) WebRTC
11 1 (0.036%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 582 (21.03%) Data Centre
2 174 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (4.99%) Computer Science
4 84 (3.04%) Driving Licence
5 61 (2.20%) Clustering
6 46 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
7 42 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 42 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 32 (1.16%) PKI
9 31 (1.12%) Eurex
10 25 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
11 24 (0.87%) CESG
11 24 (0.87%) Fintech
12 21 (0.76%) User Experience
13 19 (0.69%) iPad
14 17 (0.61%) Public Cloud
15 16 (0.58%) Hedge funds
16 15 (0.54%) Virtual Team
16 15 (0.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 14 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 521 (18.83%) Windows
2 469 (16.95%) Linux
3 258 (9.32%) Windows Server
4 167 (6.04%) Unix
5 96 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (1.41%) Windows 7
9 33 (1.19%) CentOS
10 29 (1.05%) Windows 10
11 24 (0.87%) Mac OS X
12 23 (0.83%) Solaris
13 19 (0.69%) Windows 8
14 17 (0.61%) Android
15 14 (0.51%) SUSE
16 10 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.33%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.29%) Debian
18 8 (0.29%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (16.41%) ITIL
2 361 (13.05%) Load Balancing
3 347 (12.54%) Network Monitoring
4 336 (12.14%) Network Design
5 271 (9.79%) Network Management
6 205 (7.41%) Change Management
7 166 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 134 (4.84%) Incident Management
9 129 (4.66%) Mentoring
10 112 (4.05%) Service Management
11 107 (3.87%) High Availability
11 107 (3.87%) Problem Management
12 105 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
13 101 (3.65%) Network Architecture
14 100 (3.61%) Change Control
14 100 (3.61%) Service Delivery
15 95 (3.43%) Kalman Filter
16 85 (3.07%) SIEM
17 76 (2.75%) Capacity Management
18 71 (2.57%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 196 (7.08%) Python
2 92 (3.32%) Perl
3 83 (3.00%) Bash Shell
4 79 (2.86%) C
5 67 (2.42%) SQL
6 48 (1.73%) PowerShell
7 43 (1.55%) C++
8 33 (1.19%) Java
9 31 (1.12%) Ruby
10 18 (0.65%) PHP
11 15 (0.54%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.40%) Tcl
13 7 (0.25%) C#
13 7 (0.25%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.18%) C-shell
14 5 (0.18%) Korn
15 4 (0.14%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.14%) R
16 2 (0.072%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.072%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1674 (60.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1275 (46.08%) CCNP
3 885 (31.98%) CCNA
4 378 (13.66%) CCIE
5 236 (8.53%) Degree
6 205 (7.41%) Security Cleared
7 153 (5.53%) JNCIP
7 153 (5.53%) SC Cleared
8 93 (3.36%) DV Cleared
9 85 (3.07%) CCDP
10 77 (2.78%) CISSP
11 75 (2.71%) CCSA
12 69 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
13 67 (2.42%) JNCIA
14 65 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
15 60 (2.17%) JNCIS
16 58 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
17 56 (2.02%) CCDA
18 52 (1.88%) CCSE
19 42 (1.52%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (8.35%) SLA
2 55 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.94%) PMO
5 16 (0.58%) HIPAA
6 15 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.40%) QA
8 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.072%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.036%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.036%) GCP
11 1 (0.036%) GDPR
11 1 (0.036%) RMADS
System Software
1 277 (10.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 265 (9.58%) Active Directory
3 116 (4.19%) Hyper-V
4 56 (2.02%) vSphere
5 31 (1.12%) ProxySG
5 31 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (0.80%) VMware NSX
8 18 (0.65%) KVM
9 15 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (0.51%) XenApp
11 12 (0.43%) Xen
12 10 (0.36%) Firmware
12 10 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.25%) iptables
14 5 (0.18%) FreeRADIUS
15 4 (0.14%) NFS
15 4 (0.14%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.11%) vCloud
16 3 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 132 (4.77%) Nagios
2 90 (3.25%) Cacti
3 79 (2.86%) FortiGate
4 76 (2.75%) Cisco Prime
5 75 (2.71%) Cisco CUCM
6 46 (1.66%) Opsview
7 45 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
8 43 (1.55%) Ansible
9 42 (1.52%) Cisco LMS
10 40 (1.45%) Puppet
11 37 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
12 36 (1.30%) SCCM
13 30 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
14 23 (0.83%) Cisco UCCE
15 21 (0.76%) SCOM
15 21 (0.76%) vCenter Server
16 16 (0.58%) OpenView
17 15 (0.54%) QRadar
18 14 (0.51%) OpenNMS
18 14 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2235 (80.77%) Cisco
2 820 (29.63%) Juniper
3 562 (20.31%) CheckPoint
4 489 (17.67%) F5
5 479 (17.31%) VMware
6 433 (15.65%) Palo Alto
7 371 (13.41%) Microsoft
8 248 (8.96%) SolarWinds
9 213 (7.70%) HP
10 166 (6.00%) Citrix
11 158 (5.71%) Fortinet
12 129 (4.66%) Meraki
13 110 (3.98%) Riverbed
14 98 (3.54%) Aruba
15 88 (3.18%) Brocade
16 86 (3.11%) Avaya
17 82 (2.96%) Arista
17 82 (2.96%) Blue Coat
18 75 (2.71%) Dell
19 74 (2.67%) Extreme Networks