Network Engineer Jobs

Network Engineer
UK

The median Network Engineer salary in the UK is £50,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 23 June 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 212 283 390
Rank change year-on-year +71 +107 -130
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,444 1,180 1,640
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.28% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.40% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,149 904 1,246
10th Percentile £31,330 £33,000 £32,403
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% +5.56%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 104,121 84,323 165,675
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.19% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 73,469 54,972 85,174
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,603 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,519 £50,296
% change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%

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 23 June 2024.

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 23 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +66 1,294 £49,000 -2.00% 143
UK excluding London +46 1,086 £46,500 +3.33% 134
Work from Home -14 400 £52,500 +5.00% 70
South East +27 345 £49,000 +3.16% 52
London +85 315 £60,000 -4.09% 35
North of England -5 214 £42,500 -10.05% 18
Midlands +50 201 £45,000 +3.75% 24
West Midlands +58 164 £46,500 +6.90% 19
South West -8 146 £45,000 +8.43% 14
North West -8 141 £42,500 -15.00% 12
Scotland -21 74 £63,500 +39.58% 17
East of England -3 73 £45,000 -16.28% 7
Yorkshire +65 62 £42,500 -8.11% 6
Wales +44 42 £44,886 -0.25% 5
East Midlands -16 33 £25,000 -47.37% 5
North East -40 17 £40,750 -4.12%
Northern Ireland +13 3 £32,500 -23.53%

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 23 June 2024, Network Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 771 (53.39%) Cisco
2 672 (46.54%) Firewall
3 473 (32.76%) Cisco Certification
4 455 (31.51%) WAN
5 386 (26.73%) LAN
6 317 (21.95%) Juniper
7 306 (21.19%) Azure
8 302 (20.91%) CCNP
9 298 (20.64%) Security Cleared
10 277 (19.18%) CCNA
11 276 (19.11%) Network Security
12 270 (18.70%) Wireless
13 269 (18.63%) VPN
14 262 (18.14%) BGP
15 217 (15.03%) Social Skills
16 209 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 209 (14.47%) MPLS
17 206 (14.27%) Wi-Fi
18 202 (13.99%) Microsoft
19 197 (13.64%) Data Centre
20 188 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
21 186 (12.88%) Fortinet
22 185 (12.81%) SD-WAN
23 177 (12.26%) OSPF
24 172 (11.91%) SC Cleared
25 166 (11.50%) Palo Alto
26 163 (11.29%) VMware
27 154 (10.66%) TCP/IP
28 150 (10.39%) DNS
29 147 (10.18%) AWS

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (2.91%) Microsoft Exchange
2 24 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 14 (0.97%) Skype for Business
4 9 (0.62%) IIS
5 8 (0.55%) OpenStack
5 8 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.21%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 306 (21.19%) Azure
2 147 (10.18%) AWS
3 122 (8.45%) Microsoft 365
4 46 (3.19%) GCP
5 35 (2.42%) Entra ID
6 31 (2.15%) SaaS
7 22 (1.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 22 (1.52%) IaaS
8 21 (1.45%) Azure DevOps
9 19 (1.32%) PaaS
10 15 (1.04%) OneDrive
11 14 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.76%) Datadog
13 10 (0.69%) Rubrik
14 9 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.55%) AWS Direct Connect
16 5 (0.35%) Azure Sentinel
17 4 (0.28%) Mimecast
17 4 (0.28%) Nutanix
18 2 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 672 (46.54%) Firewall
2 455 (31.51%) WAN
3 386 (26.73%) LAN
4 276 (19.11%) Network Security
5 270 (18.70%) Wireless
6 269 (18.63%) VPN
7 262 (18.14%) BGP
8 209 (14.47%) MPLS
9 206 (14.27%) Wi-Fi
10 185 (12.81%) SD-WAN
11 177 (12.26%) OSPF
12 154 (10.66%) TCP/IP
13 150 (10.39%) DNS
14 140 (9.70%) VLAN
15 124 (8.59%) DHCP
16 89 (6.16%) Internet
17 88 (6.09%) IPsec
18 85 (5.89%) Cisco ASA
19 82 (5.68%) Cisco Firepower
20 61 (4.22%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (1.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.55%) GIS
3 7 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.14%) MySQL
4 2 (0.14%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.069%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (0.62%) GitLab
2 6 (0.42%) JIRA
3 5 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.28%) Git
4 4 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.14%) Hudson
6 1 (0.069%) Selenium
6 1 (0.069%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 217 (15.03%) Social Skills
2 105 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 98 (6.79%) Finance
4 82 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (3.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 47 (3.25%) Public Sector
7 46 (3.19%) Retail
8 32 (2.22%) Law
9 26 (1.80%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.39%) Aerospace
11 18 (1.25%) Documentation Skills
11 18 (1.25%) Organisational Skills
11 18 (1.25%) Police
12 13 (0.90%) Marketing
13 12 (0.83%) Legal
14 9 (0.62%) Banking
15 7 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
16 6 (0.42%) Local Government
16 6 (0.42%) Presentation Skills
17 5 (0.35%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 8 (0.55%) LAMP
3 5 (0.35%) ADO
3 5 (0.35%) XMPP
4 4 (0.28%) Akka
5 3 (0.21%) EDI
6 1 (0.069%) CSS
6 1 (0.069%) HTML
6 1 (0.069%) JSON
6 1 (0.069%) Lambda Expressions
6 1 (0.069%) NETCONF
Miscellaneous
1 197 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 72 (4.99%) Driving Licence
3 41 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (2.08%) PKI
5 27 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 23 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.39%) Replication
8 18 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (0.97%) Security Posture
10 11 (0.76%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.48%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.42%) Renewable Energy
13 5 (0.35%) CCTV
13 5 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.35%) PMI
14 4 (0.28%) Analytical Mindset
14 4 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.28%) NHS
14 4 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 127 (8.80%) Windows
2 99 (6.86%) Linux
3 76 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 18 (1.25%) Ubuntu
5 17 (1.18%) VyOS
5 17 (1.18%) Windows 10
5 17 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (0.90%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (0.62%) Android
8 8 (0.55%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.55%) VMS
9 7 (0.48%) Debian
10 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.21%) CatOS
13 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.14%) CentOS
15 1 (0.069%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 188 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
3 144 (9.97%) ITIL
4 125 (8.66%) Customer Service
5 121 (8.38%) Network Monitoring
6 119 (8.24%) Cybersecurity
7 108 (7.48%) Network Design
8 96 (6.65%) Network Management
9 91 (6.30%) Project Delivery
10 80 (5.54%) Mentoring
11 69 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 65 (4.50%) Computer Science
13 63 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
14 60 (4.16%) Agile
15 51 (3.53%) Network Architecture
16 50 (3.46%) Migration
17 46 (3.19%) Incident Management
18 45 (3.12%) DevOps
19 44 (3.05%) Roadmaps
20 43 (2.98%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 63 (4.36%) Python
2 34 (2.35%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.25%) Bash
4 11 (0.76%) Shell Script
5 6 (0.42%) SQL
6 5 (0.35%) Java
7 4 (0.28%) C#
8 3 (0.21%) C
8 3 (0.21%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.14%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.069%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 473 (32.76%) Cisco Certification
2 302 (20.91%) CCNP
3 298 (20.64%) Security Cleared
4 277 (19.18%) CCNA
5 172 (11.91%) SC Cleared
6 139 (9.63%) Degree
7 97 (6.72%) DV Cleared
8 56 (3.88%) CCIE
9 54 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 53 (3.67%) JNCIA
11 31 (2.15%) JNCIP
12 24 (1.66%) CISSP
13 18 (1.25%) Azure Certification
14 17 (1.18%) JNCIS
15 15 (1.04%) CCDP
16 14 (0.97%) AWS Certification
16 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (0.90%) Network+ Certification
18 12 (0.83%) CCSA
19 9 (0.62%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.53%) SLA
2 19 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 12 (0.83%) GDPR
5 11 (0.76%) QA
6 9 (0.62%) NCSC
6 9 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.35%) NIST
8 5 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.14%) Accessibility
System Software
1 102 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 68 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (3.95%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.94%) VMware NSX
5 16 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (1.11%) vSphere
6 12 (0.83%) Firmware
7 8 (0.55%) pfSense
8 7 (0.48%) Docker
8 7 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.35%) SRDF
10 4 (0.28%) vCloud
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 88 (6.09%) FortiGate
2 54 (3.74%) Ansible
3 31 (2.15%) Terraform
4 25 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (1.11%) ZABBIX
6 10 (0.69%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.69%) SCCM
7 9 (0.62%) Nagios
8 8 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (0.55%) Grafana
8 8 (0.55%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.48%) Nessus
10 5 (0.35%) OfficeScan
10 5 (0.35%) Opsview
10 5 (0.35%) Puppet
10 5 (0.35%) WSUS
11 4 (0.28%) Cacti
11 4 (0.28%) VxRail
12 3 (0.21%) Progress Chef
12 3 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 771 (53.39%) Cisco
2 317 (21.95%) Juniper
3 202 (13.99%) Microsoft
4 186 (12.88%) Fortinet
5 166 (11.50%) Palo Alto
6 163 (11.29%) VMware
7 129 (8.93%) Meraki
8 107 (7.41%) Aruba
9 102 (7.06%) CheckPoint
10 99 (6.86%) SolarWinds
11 70 (4.85%) F5
12 58 (4.02%) HP
13 51 (3.53%) Nokia
14 39 (2.70%) Citrix
15 33 (2.29%) Ruckus Wireless
16 32 (2.22%) Veeam
17 28 (1.94%) Dell
18 25 (1.73%) Mitel
19 20 (1.39%) Avaya
19 20 (1.39%) Sandvine