Period
to 13 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 166 175 249
Rank change year-on-year +9 +74 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,306 2,898 2,329
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.08% 2.04% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 2.12% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,157 2,231 1,946
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%

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 59,564 136,399 163,261
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.85% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 48,017 108,855 131,564
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 13 August 2020. 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 +8 1,232 £50,000 +11.11% 172
UK excluding London -13 782 £47,500 +11.76% 131
London +72 490 £65,000 +18.18% 52
South East +10 245 £50,000 +5.26% 40
North of England -83 171 £50,000 +25.00% 20
East of England +49 124 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Midlands +33 119 £50,000 +13.64% 35
North West +63 110 £53,500 +25.88% 7
West Midlands +44 96 £47,500 +7.95% 31
Work from Home +17 90 £47,500 -9.52% 9
South West +53 88 £40,000 -10.11% 16
Yorkshire -105 42 £55,000 +37.50% 8
Scotland +90 34 £50,000 +11.11% 8
East Midlands +38 23 £55,000 +25.71% 4
North East +33 23 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Wales +40 12 £41,500 -2.35% 2

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, Network Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 962 (73.66%) Cisco
2 774 (59.26%) Firewall
3 684 (52.37%) Cisco Certification
4 589 (45.10%) WAN
5 487 (37.29%) LAN
6 465 (35.60%) CCNP
7 406 (31.09%) BGP
8 384 (29.40%) CCNA
9 344 (26.34%) OSPF
10 339 (25.96%) Wireless
11 325 (24.89%) Data Centre
12 297 (22.74%) MPLS
13 281 (21.52%) Network Security
14 277 (21.21%) VPN
15 267 (20.44%) Palo Alto
16 246 (18.84%) VMware
17 235 (17.99%) CheckPoint
18 234 (17.92%) Juniper
19 216 (16.54%) Cisco ASA
20 212 (16.23%) Finance
21 201 (15.39%) Windows
22 184 (14.09%) TCP/IP
23 173 (13.25%) Azure
24 170 (13.02%) Microsoft
25 169 (12.94%) DNS
26 165 (12.63%) Linux
27 163 (12.48%) VoIP
28 162 (12.40%) Wi-Fi
29 157 (12.02%) VLAN
30 154 (11.79%) Cisco Nexus

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 23 (1.76%) Confluence
2 18 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (1.30%) Skype for Business
4 16 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.15%) IIS
6 14 (1.07%) MS Exchange
7 13 (1.00%) OpenStack
8 11 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.15%) Apache
10 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.077%) nginx
Applications
1 72 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (3.22%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.15%) FastStats
2 2 (0.15%) Unica
3 1 (0.077%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 173 (13.25%) Azure
2 134 (10.26%) AWS
3 99 (7.58%) Office 365
4 38 (2.91%) GCP
5 24 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (1.38%) IaaS
7 14 (1.07%) Route 53
8 13 (1.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 13 (1.00%) Slack
9 9 (0.69%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.46%) PaaS
12 5 (0.38%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.31%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.31%) SaaS
14 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.23%) G Suite
15 2 (0.15%) Cloudflare
16 1 (0.077%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 774 (59.26%) Firewall
2 589 (45.10%) WAN
3 487 (37.29%) LAN
4 406 (31.09%) BGP
5 344 (26.34%) OSPF
6 339 (25.96%) Wireless
7 297 (22.74%) MPLS
8 281 (21.52%) Network Security
9 277 (21.21%) VPN
10 216 (16.54%) Cisco ASA
11 184 (14.09%) TCP/IP
12 169 (12.94%) DNS
13 163 (12.48%) VoIP
14 162 (12.40%) Wi-Fi
15 157 (12.02%) VLAN
16 154 (11.79%) Cisco Nexus
17 139 (10.64%) DHCP
18 113 (8.65%) EIGRP
19 107 (8.19%) IPsec
20 93 (7.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.07%) NoSQL
3 13 (1.00%) Big Data
3 13 (1.00%) Neo4j
4 7 (0.54%) SQL Server 2017
5 5 (0.38%) Power BI
6 2 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.077%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.077%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.077%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.077%) KDB
7 1 (0.077%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.077%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.077%) MS Access
7 1 (0.077%) MySQL
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.077%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.077%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.077%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (2.37%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.54%) JIRA
5 5 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.23%) Selenium
7 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.15%) GitLab
9 1 (0.077%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.077%) Redmine
9 1 (0.077%) Subversion
General
1 212 (16.23%) Finance
2 104 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 77 (5.90%) Banking
4 32 (2.45%) Financial Institution
5 28 (2.14%) Law
6 21 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.53%) Public Sector
8 19 (1.45%) Retail
9 7 (0.54%) Military
10 4 (0.31%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.31%) Korean Language
10 4 (0.31%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.23%) Publishing
12 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.15%) Automotive
12 2 (0.15%) Back Office
12 2 (0.15%) Legal
12 2 (0.15%) Marketing
12 2 (0.15%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (5.28%) 802.1X
2 21 (1.61%) XMPP
3 15 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (1.00%) Kafka
5 11 (0.84%) REST
6 5 (0.38%) CSS
6 5 (0.38%) Web Services
7 4 (0.31%) LDAP
7 4 (0.31%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.15%) GStreamer
8 2 (0.15%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.077%) COM
9 1 (0.077%) Django
9 1 (0.077%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.077%) HTML
9 1 (0.077%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.077%) OpenDaylight
9 1 (0.077%) RFC 2544
9 1 (0.077%) XML
9 1 (0.077%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 325 (24.89%) Data Centre
2 46 (3.52%) Public Cloud
3 45 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
6 26 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 23 (1.76%) PKI
8 20 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 20 (1.53%) Driving Licence
8 20 (1.53%) Private Cloud
9 18 (1.38%) Management Information System
10 12 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (0.77%) DataPower
12 9 (0.69%) Clustering
13 7 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.54%) Replication
13 7 (0.54%) Wiki
14 6 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.46%) User Experience
15 5 (0.38%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 201 (15.39%) Windows
2 165 (12.63%) Linux
3 112 (8.58%) Windows Server
4 27 (2.07%) Unix
5 24 (1.84%) Windows 10
5 24 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.15%) CentOS
6 15 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (1.15%) Windows Server 2019
7 14 (1.07%) Mac OS X
8 11 (0.84%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.54%) Debian
10 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.31%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.31%) Solaris
12 3 (0.23%) VyOS
13 2 (0.15%) HPUX
14 1 (0.077%) CatOS
14 1 (0.077%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (10.87%) ITIL
2 140 (10.72%) Network Design
3 124 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
4 114 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 104 (7.96%) Network Monitoring
6 83 (6.36%) Load Balancing
7 77 (5.90%) Network Management
8 73 (5.59%) Project Delivery
9 63 (4.82%) DevOps
10 62 (4.75%) Change Management
11 59 (4.52%) Information Security
12 48 (3.68%) Mentoring
12 48 (3.68%) Migration
13 45 (3.45%) Incident Management
14 40 (3.06%) Project Management
15 38 (2.91%) Network Virtualisation
15 38 (2.91%) Problem Management
16 36 (2.76%) Change Control
16 36 (2.76%) Cybersecurity
17 34 (2.60%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 145 (11.10%) Python
2 51 (3.91%) PowerShell
3 30 (2.30%) SQL
4 21 (1.61%) Perl
5 17 (1.30%) PHP
6 15 (1.15%) Java
7 14 (1.07%) Bash Shell
8 13 (1.00%) C
8 13 (1.00%) Go
9 10 (0.77%) VBScript
10 6 (0.46%) C++
11 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.077%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.077%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.077%) C-shell
12 1 (0.077%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.077%) Korn
12 1 (0.077%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 684 (52.37%) Cisco Certification
2 465 (35.60%) CCNP
3 384 (29.40%) CCNA
4 122 (9.34%) CCIE
5 93 (7.12%) Security Cleared
6 79 (6.05%) Degree
7 78 (5.97%) SC Cleared
8 64 (4.90%) JNCIA
9 50 (3.83%) CCDP
10 35 (2.68%) JNCIS
11 22 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (1.53%) JNCIP
13 19 (1.45%) MCSE
14 18 (1.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 18 (1.38%) DV Cleared
15 17 (1.30%) CCSA
15 17 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
16 10 (0.77%) Check Point Certification
16 10 (0.77%) CWNA
17 9 (0.69%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.91%) SLA
2 22 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.54%) GDPR
5 4 (0.31%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.31%) PMO
6 2 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.077%) NIST
7 1 (0.077%) QA
7 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 146 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 138 (10.57%) Active Directory
3 62 (4.75%) Hyper-V
4 32 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (1.84%) VMware NSX
6 18 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (1.23%) Docker
8 15 (1.15%) Firmware
9 14 (1.07%) vSphere
10 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.77%) VMware Server
12 7 (0.54%) XenApp
13 6 (0.46%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.15%) BIND 9
15 1 (0.077%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.077%) LXC
15 1 (0.077%) Varnish
15 1 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.077%) zsh
Systems Management
1 76 (5.82%) Ansible
2 68 (5.21%) FortiGate
3 42 (3.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 32 (2.45%) Kubernetes
5 30 (2.30%) Terraform
6 29 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
7 28 (2.14%) Nagios
8 27 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
9 21 (1.61%) Puppet
10 19 (1.45%) vCenter Server
11 14 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (1.00%) Netcool
12 13 (1.00%) Opsview
13 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
14 11 (0.84%) WSUS
15 9 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
16 7 (0.54%) SCOM
17 6 (0.46%) Observium
17 6 (0.46%) Prometheus
17 6 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 962 (73.66%) Cisco
2 267 (20.44%) Palo Alto
3 246 (18.84%) VMware
4 235 (17.99%) CheckPoint
5 234 (17.92%) Juniper
6 170 (13.02%) Microsoft
7 144 (11.03%) F5
8 132 (10.11%) Meraki
9 122 (9.34%) Fortinet
10 99 (7.58%) HP
11 91 (6.97%) SolarWinds
12 79 (6.05%) Aruba
13 44 (3.37%) Nokia
14 41 (3.14%) Citrix
15 40 (3.06%) Infoblox
16 34 (2.60%) Huawei
16 34 (2.60%) Riverbed
17 33 (2.53%) Sophos
18 29 (2.22%) Avaya
19 26 (1.99%) Blue Coat