The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
UK
Rank 168 154 146
Rank change year-on-year -14 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1701 2198 2214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 2.14% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.22% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1457 1838 1836
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,015
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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 24 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 24 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 +1 1658 £46,250 +2.77% 166
London 0 620 £52,500 - 50
South East +25 536 £45,000 - 43
West Midlands +11 157 £45,000 +7.14% 12
Berkshire -3 147 £49,000 -6.66% 10
Surrey +15 127 £45,000 +11.11% 8
North West +46 108 £41,000 -3.52% 22
East Sussex +70 96 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Brighton +72 94 £40,000 -8.57% 2
City of London -18 89 £47,500 -9.52% 21
Hampshire -3 84 £45,000 +12.50% 6
East of England -55 82 £45,000 +11.11% 8
Manchester +23 70 £41,250 -2.94% 15
Yorkshire -53 65 £37,500 -16.66% 11
Birmingham +13 64 £50,000 +25.00% 3
South West -20 61 £36,000 -4.00% 9
Reading -27 48 £47,750 -13.18% 5
Oxfordshire +5 37 £50,000 - 6
West Yorkshire -48 37 £35,000 -22.22% 8
East Midlands +3 35 £44,000 +23.28% 9
Leeds -43 31 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Cambridgeshire -4 28 £49,250 +21.60% 3
Hertfordshire -56 26 £45,000 +9.09% 2
Bristol +14 24 £36,000 -15.29% 2
Herefordshire - 23 £45,000 - 3
Warwickshire +19 22 £40,000 -11.11%
Basingstoke +12 22 £45,000 +28.57% 2
North Yorkshire +6 22 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Camberley +19 20 £54,250 +46.62%
Cheshire +17 20 £37,500 -25.00% 5

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 (81.25%) Cisco
2 2410 (64.92%) Firewall
3 2368 (63.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1823 (49.11%) CCNP
5 1378 (37.12%) WAN
6 1295 (34.89%) LAN
7 1254 (33.78%) CCNA
8 1227 (33.05%) Juniper
9 1034 (27.86%) BGP
10 993 (26.75%) OSPF
11 983 (26.48%) MPLS
12 978 (26.35%) Network Security
13 967 (26.05%) VPN
14 959 (25.84%) Cisco ASA
15 871 (23.46%) CheckPoint
16 854 (23.01%) Wireless
17 853 (22.98%) Data Centre
18 730 (19.67%) Palo Alto
19 709 (19.10%) F5
20 661 (17.81%) DNS
21 608 (16.38%) Windows
22 588 (15.84%) TCP/IP
23 573 (15.44%) Cisco Nexus
24 553 (14.90%) Network Design
25 503 (13.55%) ITIL
26 492 (13.25%) VoIP
27 478 (12.88%) CCIE
28 471 (12.69%) Linux
29 463 (12.47%) Finance
30 455 (12.26%) VMware

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 60 (1.62%) IIS
3 33 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (0.78%) Skype for Business
4 29 (0.78%) Tomcat
5 27 (0.73%) Apache
6 26 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 18 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.32%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.13%) nginx
12 4 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.081%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.081%) JBoss
14 2 (0.054%) Confluence
14 2 (0.054%) SAS
14 2 (0.054%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.027%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.027%) lighttpd
Applications
1 128 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 76 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 73 (1.97%) MS Office
4 10 (0.27%) 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 97 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (1.37%) Office 365
4 43 (1.16%) SaaS
5 31 (0.84%) IaaS
6 19 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.40%) PaaS
8 6 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.11%) Bluemix
9 4 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.081%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.081%) G Suite
10 3 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.054%) Akamai
11 2 (0.054%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.054%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.027%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.027%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.027%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2410 (64.92%) Firewall
2 1378 (37.12%) WAN
3 1295 (34.89%) LAN
4 1034 (27.86%) BGP
5 993 (26.75%) OSPF
6 983 (26.48%) MPLS
7 978 (26.35%) Network Security
8 967 (26.05%) VPN
9 959 (25.84%) Cisco ASA
10 854 (23.01%) Wireless
11 661 (17.81%) DNS
12 588 (15.84%) TCP/IP
13 573 (15.44%) Cisco Nexus
14 492 (13.25%) VoIP
15 407 (10.96%) VLAN
16 372 (10.02%) DHCP
17 349 (9.40%) Cisco IOS
18 292 (7.87%) IPsec
19 290 (7.81%) EIGRP
20 251 (6.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (1.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.38%) GIS
3 8 (0.22%) MySQL
4 6 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (0.16%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.081%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.081%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.054%) FileMaker
7 2 (0.054%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.054%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.054%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.027%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.027%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.027%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.027%) Redis
8 1 (0.027%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.027%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.22%) 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%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.081%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.054%) JIRA
8 1 (0.027%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 463 (12.47%) Finance
2 406 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 98 (2.64%) Banking
4 87 (2.34%) Retail
5 50 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 46 (1.24%) Legal
7 35 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 28 (0.75%) Games
9 27 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 25 (0.67%) Marketing
11 23 (0.62%) Law
12 20 (0.54%) Advertising
13 17 (0.46%) Electronics
14 13 (0.35%) Publishing
15 10 (0.27%) Back Office
15 10 (0.27%) Military
16 8 (0.22%) Front Office
17 7 (0.19%) Billing
17 7 (0.19%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (3.58%) 802.1X
2 15 (0.40%) HTML
3 13 (0.35%) CSS
4 12 (0.32%) .NET
4 12 (0.32%) Web Services
5 11 (0.30%) SAX
6 9 (0.24%) LAMP
7 7 (0.19%) REST
8 6 (0.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 6 (0.16%) Flash
8 6 (0.16%) STL
9 4 (0.11%) XML
10 3 (0.081%) CGI
10 3 (0.081%) JSON
10 3 (0.081%) Middleware
10 3 (0.081%) XMPP
11 2 (0.054%) COM
11 2 (0.054%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (0.054%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.054%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 853 (22.98%) Data Centre
2 178 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 132 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 116 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 61 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 49 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 46 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
8 38 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
9 34 (0.92%) Hedge funds
10 31 (0.84%) IVR
11 30 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
12 27 (0.73%) PKI
13 26 (0.70%) BYOD
14 22 (0.59%) RSA SecurID
14 22 (0.59%) Virtual Team
15 21 (0.57%) Fintech
15 21 (0.57%) iPad
16 13 (0.35%) Clustering
17 12 (0.32%) CESG
17 12 (0.32%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 608 (16.38%) Windows
2 471 (12.69%) Linux
3 314 (8.46%) Windows Server
4 187 (5.04%) Unix
5 120 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 27 (0.73%) CentOS
10 24 (0.65%) Windows 10
11 23 (0.62%) Ubuntu
12 20 (0.54%) Solaris
13 19 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.35%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.27%) VyOS
17 9 (0.24%) Debian
18 8 (0.22%) Windows Vista
19 6 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (14.90%) Network Design
2 503 (13.55%) ITIL
3 362 (9.75%) Load Balancing
4 325 (8.76%) Network Management
5 273 (7.35%) Network Monitoring
6 217 (5.85%) Presales
7 196 (5.28%) Change Management
8 160 (4.31%) Mentoring
9 143 (3.85%) Service Delivery
10 139 (3.74%) High Availability
10 139 (3.74%) Network Architecture
11 138 (3.72%) Project Management
12 115 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
13 109 (2.94%) Service Management
14 107 (2.88%) Migration
15 106 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
16 104 (2.80%) Change Control
17 98 (2.64%) Capacity Planning
17 98 (2.64%) Root Cause Analysis
18 95 (2.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 100 (2.69%) Python
2 80 (2.16%) SQL
3 65 (1.75%) Perl
4 40 (1.08%) Bash Shell
5 35 (0.94%) PowerShell
6 23 (0.62%) C
7 20 (0.54%) Shell Script
8 18 (0.48%) Java
9 17 (0.46%) C++
9 17 (0.46%) PHP
10 7 (0.19%) Tcl
11 6 (0.16%) R
12 5 (0.13%) Ruby
13 3 (0.081%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.081%) VB
14 1 (0.027%) Delphi
14 1 (0.027%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.027%) Jython
14 1 (0.027%) Lisp
14 1 (0.027%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2368 (63.79%) Cisco Certification
2 1823 (49.11%) CCNP
3 1254 (33.78%) CCNA
4 478 (12.88%) CCIE
5 308 (8.30%) Degree
6 233 (6.28%) Security Cleared
7 178 (4.80%) JNCIA
8 169 (4.55%) SC Cleared
9 156 (4.20%) JNCIP
10 122 (3.29%) CCSA
11 91 (2.45%) CCDP
12 90 (2.42%) DV Cleared
13 88 (2.37%) CCSP
13 88 (2.37%) JNCIS
14 83 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
15 70 (1.89%) MCSE
16 63 (1.70%) CCIP
17 62 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
18 60 (1.62%) CCNP Voice
19 55 (1.48%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (4.88%) SLA
2 89 (2.40%) PCI DSS
3 42 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.40%) QA
6 14 (0.38%) ISO27002
7 4 (0.11%) PMO
8 3 (0.081%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.027%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.027%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.027%) GDPR
9 1 (0.027%) ISO27005
System Software
1 273 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 240 (6.47%) Active Directory
3 107 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 55 (1.48%) vSphere
5 45 (1.21%) Firmware
6 39 (1.05%) ProxySG
7 29 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (0.57%) VMware ESX
10 18 (0.48%) XenApp
11 16 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (0.30%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.24%) Snort
14 9 (0.24%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.22%) KVM
16 6 (0.16%) Docker
16 6 (0.16%) NFS
17 5 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 168 (4.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 158 (4.26%) FortiGate
3 100 (2.69%) Cisco Prime
4 60 (1.62%) Nagios
5 43 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
6 42 (1.13%) Cacti
7 40 (1.08%) Puppet
8 39 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
9 33 (0.89%) SCCM
10 22 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
12 15 (0.40%) HAProxy
12 15 (0.40%) Juniper STRM
12 15 (0.40%) OpenView
13 14 (0.38%) SCOM
14 12 (0.32%) Ansible
15 11 (0.30%) Backup Exec
15 11 (0.30%) Cisco CME
15 11 (0.30%) OpenNMS
16 10 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3016 (81.25%) Cisco
2 1227 (33.05%) Juniper
3 871 (23.46%) CheckPoint
4 730 (19.67%) Palo Alto
5 709 (19.10%) F5
6 455 (12.26%) VMware
7 377 (10.16%) Microsoft
8 297 (8.00%) HP
9 296 (7.97%) Fortinet
10 251 (6.76%) SolarWinds
11 203 (5.47%) Riverbed
12 168 (4.53%) Citrix
13 136 (3.66%) Avaya
14 131 (3.53%) Aruba
15 117 (3.15%) SonicWALL
16 112 (3.02%) Meraki
17 100 (2.69%) Extreme Networks
18 91 (2.45%) Blue Coat
19 87 (2.34%) Brocade
20 78 (2.10%) Mitel
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lennon Wright
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, 10% Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £48,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brecon, Powys
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + training, benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance/Car, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, bonus, etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Orpington, Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago