The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 153 153
Rank change year-on-year -10 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1727 2250 2232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 2.16% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.24% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1477 1892 1852
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 1682 £45,750 +1.66% 150
London +2 615 £52,500 - 56
South East +17 547 £45,000 - 34
West Midlands +22 159 £42,500 - 9
Berkshire -3 152 £49,000 -10.90% 7
Surrey +19 133 £45,000 +11.11% 6
North West +51 113 £41,000 -3.52% 16
East Sussex +72 94 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Brighton +69 92 £40,000 -8.57% 1
City of London -23 91 £50,000 -5.21% 23
East of England -64 85 £45,000 +11.11% 6
Hampshire -13 81 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Manchester +23 74 £42,500 - 11
Yorkshire -35 67 £39,000 -13.33% 10
Birmingham +23 64 £50,000 +25.00% 3
South West -14 62 £36,000 -4.00% 9
Reading -21 54 £47,750 -13.18% 5
West Yorkshire -50 40 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Oxfordshire +14 39 £50,000 - 4
East Midlands +5 39 £44,000 +23.28% 6
Leeds -31 31 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Cambridgeshire -8 28 £49,250 +21.60% 3
Hertfordshire -58 27 £45,000 +9.09% 1
Kent -1 25 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Warwickshire +23 23 £40,000 -11.11%
Bristol +5 23 £36,000 -10.00% 2
North Yorkshire +7 22 £52,500 +26.50% 3
Herefordshire - 22 £45,000 - 2
Wiltshire +11 20 £39,250 +3.97% 3
Worcestershire +8 20 £42,500 +8.97% 1

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 3016 (81.34%) Cisco
2 2410 (64.99%) Firewall
3 2381 (64.21%) Cisco Certification
4 1834 (49.46%) CCNP
5 1379 (37.19%) WAN
6 1280 (34.52%) LAN
7 1256 (33.87%) CCNA
8 1230 (33.17%) Juniper
9 1044 (28.16%) BGP
10 996 (26.86%) OSPF
11 988 (26.65%) MPLS
12 975 (26.29%) Network Security
13 964 (26.00%) VPN
14 963 (25.97%) Cisco ASA
15 867 (23.38%) CheckPoint
16 850 (22.92%) Wireless
16 850 (22.92%) Data Centre
17 722 (19.47%) Palo Alto
18 715 (19.28%) F5
19 659 (17.77%) DNS
20 624 (16.83%) Windows
21 594 (16.02%) TCP/IP
22 581 (15.67%) Cisco Nexus
23 547 (14.75%) Network Design
24 506 (13.65%) ITIL
25 499 (13.46%) VoIP
26 484 (13.05%) CCIE
27 482 (13.00%) Linux
28 465 (12.54%) Finance
29 460 (12.41%) VMware

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 82 (2.21%) MS Exchange
2 61 (1.65%) IIS
3 33 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (0.84%) Skype for Business
5 30 (0.81%) Apache
6 29 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 28 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 19 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.16%) nginx
13 4 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.081%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.054%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.054%) Confluence
15 2 (0.054%) JBoss
15 2 (0.054%) SAS
16 1 (0.027%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 133 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 82 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 73 (1.97%) MS Office
4 9 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
6 5 (0.13%) MS Project
7 4 (0.11%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.054%) GIMP
9 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 95 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (1.38%) Office 365
4 43 (1.16%) SaaS
5 28 (0.76%) IaaS
6 19 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.32%) PaaS
8 7 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.054%) Akamai
10 2 (0.054%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.054%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.054%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.054%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.054%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.027%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.027%) G Suite
11 1 (0.027%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2410 (64.99%) Firewall
2 1379 (37.19%) WAN
3 1280 (34.52%) LAN
4 1044 (28.16%) BGP
5 996 (26.86%) OSPF
6 988 (26.65%) MPLS
7 975 (26.29%) Network Security
8 964 (26.00%) VPN
9 963 (25.97%) Cisco ASA
10 850 (22.92%) Wireless
11 659 (17.77%) DNS
12 594 (16.02%) TCP/IP
13 581 (15.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 499 (13.46%) VoIP
15 414 (11.17%) VLAN
16 370 (9.98%) DHCP
17 347 (9.36%) Cisco IOS
18 300 (8.09%) IPsec
19 293 (7.90%) EIGRP
20 250 (6.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.32%) GIS
3 10 (0.27%) MySQL
4 7 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.13%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.11%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.081%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.081%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.054%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.054%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.054%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.054%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.027%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.027%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.027%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.027%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.027%) Redis
10 1 (0.027%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.027%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.19%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.16%) GCC
3 6 (0.16%) GDB
3 6 (0.16%) Subversion
3 6 (0.16%) Trac
4 5 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.081%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.054%) JIRA
8 1 (0.027%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 465 (12.54%) Finance
2 400 (10.79%) Telecoms
3 97 (2.62%) Banking
4 83 (2.24%) Retail
5 51 (1.38%) Financial Institution
6 43 (1.16%) Legal
7 36 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 28 (0.76%) Games
8 28 (0.76%) Investment Banking
9 24 (0.65%) Marketing
10 21 (0.57%) Law
11 20 (0.54%) Advertising
12 17 (0.46%) Electronics
13 12 (0.32%) Publishing
14 11 (0.30%) Back Office
15 9 (0.24%) Military
16 8 (0.22%) Front Office
17 7 (0.19%) Billing
17 7 (0.19%) French Language
17 7 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (3.53%) 802.1X
2 15 (0.40%) CSS
2 15 (0.40%) HTML
3 13 (0.35%) Web Services
4 11 (0.30%) .NET
4 11 (0.30%) SAX
5 9 (0.24%) LAMP
6 8 (0.22%) REST
7 6 (0.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 6 (0.16%) Flash
7 6 (0.16%) STL
8 4 (0.11%) XML
8 4 (0.11%) XMPP
9 3 (0.081%) CGI
9 3 (0.081%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.081%) JSON
9 3 (0.081%) Middleware
10 2 (0.054%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.054%) Kafka
10 2 (0.054%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 850 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 183 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 131 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 113 (3.05%) Driving Licence
5 61 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 49 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 46 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
8 40 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
9 34 (0.92%) Hedge funds
10 31 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
11 28 (0.76%) IVR
11 28 (0.76%) PKI
12 25 (0.67%) BYOD
13 23 (0.62%) Fintech
14 22 (0.59%) RSA SecurID
14 22 (0.59%) Virtual Team
15 20 (0.54%) iPad
16 14 (0.38%) Clustering
16 14 (0.38%) Public Cloud
17 12 (0.32%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 624 (16.83%) Windows
2 482 (13.00%) Linux
3 320 (8.63%) Windows Server
4 195 (5.26%) Unix
5 125 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (1.13%) Windows 7
9 31 (0.84%) CentOS
10 25 (0.67%) Windows 10
11 23 (0.62%) Ubuntu
12 20 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (0.49%) Solaris
14 15 (0.40%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.35%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.27%) VyOS
17 9 (0.24%) Debian
17 9 (0.24%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.22%) Windows Vista
19 7 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (14.75%) Network Design
2 506 (13.65%) ITIL
3 374 (10.09%) Load Balancing
4 329 (8.87%) Network Management
5 265 (7.15%) Network Monitoring
6 216 (5.83%) Presales
7 201 (5.42%) Change Management
8 166 (4.48%) Mentoring
9 142 (3.83%) Project Management
10 140 (3.78%) Service Delivery
11 137 (3.69%) High Availability
12 136 (3.67%) Network Architecture
13 111 (2.99%) Service Management
14 110 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
15 108 (2.91%) Change Control
16 105 (2.83%) Kalman Filter
17 100 (2.70%) Migration
18 98 (2.64%) Capacity Planning
19 97 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
20 93 (2.51%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 102 (2.75%) Python
2 81 (2.18%) SQL
3 67 (1.81%) Perl
4 39 (1.05%) Bash Shell
4 39 (1.05%) PowerShell
5 24 (0.65%) C
6 20 (0.54%) Shell Script
7 17 (0.46%) C++
7 17 (0.46%) Java
7 17 (0.46%) PHP
8 7 (0.19%) Tcl
9 6 (0.16%) R
10 5 (0.13%) Ruby
11 4 (0.11%) VB
12 3 (0.081%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.027%) Delphi
13 1 (0.027%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.027%) Jython
13 1 (0.027%) Lisp
13 1 (0.027%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2381 (64.21%) Cisco Certification
2 1834 (49.46%) CCNP
3 1256 (33.87%) CCNA
4 484 (13.05%) CCIE
5 304 (8.20%) Degree
6 239 (6.45%) Security Cleared
7 176 (4.75%) JNCIA
7 176 (4.75%) SC Cleared
8 158 (4.26%) JNCIP
9 124 (3.34%) CCSA
10 92 (2.48%) CCSP
11 91 (2.45%) CCDP
12 89 (2.40%) JNCIS
13 88 (2.37%) DV Cleared
14 85 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 71 (1.91%) MCSE
16 62 (1.67%) CCIP
16 62 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
17 59 (1.59%) CCNP Voice
18 58 (1.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (4.80%) SLA
2 87 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 39 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.40%) ISO27002
5 15 (0.40%) QA
6 4 (0.11%) PMO
7 3 (0.081%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.027%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.027%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.027%) GDPR
8 1 (0.027%) ISO27005
System Software
1 276 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 246 (6.63%) Active Directory
3 112 (3.02%) Hyper-V
4 53 (1.43%) vSphere
5 44 (1.19%) Firmware
6 40 (1.08%) ProxySG
7 29 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (0.57%) VMware ESX
9 18 (0.49%) XenApp
10 15 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.24%) Snort
13 9 (0.24%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.22%) KVM
15 6 (0.16%) NFS
16 5 (0.13%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 166 (4.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 161 (4.34%) FortiGate
3 97 (2.62%) Cisco Prime
4 60 (1.62%) Nagios
5 43 (1.16%) Cacti
5 43 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
6 39 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
7 37 (1.00%) Puppet
8 35 (0.94%) SCCM
9 18 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
11 16 (0.43%) HAProxy
12 15 (0.40%) Juniper STRM
12 15 (0.40%) OpenView
12 15 (0.40%) SCOM
13 12 (0.32%) Cisco CME
14 11 (0.30%) Backup Exec
14 11 (0.30%) OpenNMS
15 10 (0.27%) Ansible
15 10 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3016 (81.34%) Cisco
2 1230 (33.17%) Juniper
3 867 (23.38%) CheckPoint
4 722 (19.47%) Palo Alto
5 715 (19.28%) F5
6 460 (12.41%) VMware
7 383 (10.33%) Microsoft
8 301 (8.12%) HP
9 297 (8.01%) Fortinet
10 251 (6.77%) SolarWinds
11 202 (5.45%) Riverbed
12 170 (4.58%) Citrix
13 138 (3.72%) Avaya
14 128 (3.45%) Aruba
15 120 (3.24%) SonicWALL
16 111 (2.99%) Meraki
17 99 (2.67%) Extreme Networks
18 94 (2.54%) Blue Coat
19 87 (2.35%) Brocade
20 78 (2.10%) Arista
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits!
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Venn Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30k - £40k + health + life cover +
Posted: 13 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Staff Finda ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, facilities and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Total package (inc bonus) up to £50k, + overtime dependant on experien
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Digital Skills
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Plus bonus and substantial benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago