Period
to

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 362 238 199
Rank change year-on-year -124 -39 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,582 1,274 1,640
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.39% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.50% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,217 956 1,373
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,438 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +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 150,788 84,974 88,529
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 92.51% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81,859 64,813 71,897
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,469 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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 -109 1,396 £52,500 +5.00% 182
UK excluding London -66 925 £47,500 +5.56% 135
Work from Home -58 653 £55,000 +4.76% 53
London -140 516 £65,000 +12.07% 67
South East -60 282 £52,000 +4.00% 28
North of England -112 192 £42,500 -5.56% 31
Midlands -29 183 £47,500 +11.76% 30
South West -13 126 £48,000 +4.35% 14
West Midlands -24 125 £47,500 +11.76% 22
East of England -69 80 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Yorkshire -63 77 £46,750 +3.89% 6
North West -120 75 £47,500 - 22
Scotland -54 42 £57,500 +4.55% 11
North East +1 40 £35,000 -9.68% 3
East Midlands -42 33 £47,500 +26.67% 7
Wales -38 17 £42,500 +10.39% 5
Northern Ireland - 5 £46,000 - 5

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Network Engineer job roles required the following 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 1,104 (69.79%) Cisco
2 902 (57.02%) Firewall
3 785 (49.62%) Cisco Certification
4 721 (45.58%) WAN
5 626 (39.57%) LAN
6 513 (32.43%) BGP
7 503 (31.80%) CCNP
8 444 (28.07%) CCNA
9 385 (24.34%) VPN
10 375 (23.70%) Data Centre
11 366 (23.14%) Wireless
12 351 (22.19%) OSPF
13 348 (22.00%) Azure
13 348 (22.00%) Palo Alto
14 305 (19.28%) Network Security
15 297 (18.77%) DNS
16 295 (18.65%) ITIL
17 293 (18.52%) MPLS
18 278 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
19 276 (17.45%) Fortinet
19 276 (17.45%) Juniper
20 263 (16.62%) Social Skills
21 251 (15.87%) SD-WAN
22 250 (15.80%) Wi-Fi
22 250 (15.80%) AWS
23 239 (15.11%) Security Cleared
23 239 (15.11%) Cisco Nexus
24 233 (14.73%) TCP/IP
25 231 (14.60%) Linux
26 230 (14.54%) Windows

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 35 (2.21%) MS Exchange
2 21 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.20%) Confluence
4 8 (0.51%) Apache
4 8 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (0.44%) IIS
6 4 (0.25%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.13%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.063%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.063%) CMS
8 1 (0.063%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 62 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.02%) MS Visio
3 30 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (0.88%) Sentinel
2 9 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.57%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.44%) SAP GTS
4 5 (0.32%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 348 (22.00%) Azure
2 250 (15.80%) AWS
3 118 (7.46%) Microsoft 365
4 57 (3.60%) GCP
5 41 (2.59%) IaaS
6 24 (1.52%) PaaS
7 22 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (1.33%) GitHub
9 19 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.88%) Azure Sentinel
11 13 (0.82%) Apple Pay
11 13 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 12 (0.76%) SaaS
13 9 (0.57%) AWS Direct Connect
14 6 (0.38%) Amazon EKS
15 4 (0.25%) Lucidchart
16 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.13%) Google Workspace
16 2 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 902 (57.02%) Firewall
2 721 (45.58%) WAN
3 626 (39.57%) LAN
4 513 (32.43%) BGP
5 385 (24.34%) VPN
6 366 (23.14%) Wireless
7 351 (22.19%) OSPF
8 305 (19.28%) Network Security
9 297 (18.77%) DNS
10 293 (18.52%) MPLS
11 278 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
12 251 (15.87%) SD-WAN
13 250 (15.80%) Wi-Fi
14 239 (15.11%) Cisco Nexus
15 233 (14.73%) TCP/IP
16 164 (10.37%) DHCP
17 155 (9.80%) WLAN
18 131 (8.28%) IPsec
19 129 (8.15%) Cisco IOS
20 109 (6.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.45%) InfluxDB
2 21 (1.33%) MySQL
3 13 (0.82%) MariaDB
3 13 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (0.63%) SQL Server
5 9 (0.57%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.13%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.13%) GIS
7 2 (0.13%) Power BI
8 1 (0.063%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.063%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 56 (3.54%) Git (software)
2 33 (2.09%) JIRA
3 26 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 13 (0.82%) GitLab
6 12 (0.76%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.57%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.063%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.063%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.063%) Subversion
General
1 263 (16.62%) Social Skills
2 197 (12.45%) Finance
3 152 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
4 143 (9.04%) Telecoms
5 85 (5.37%) Organisational Skills
6 67 (4.24%) Banking
7 61 (3.86%) Public Sector
8 32 (2.02%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 31 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
10 27 (1.71%) Marketing
10 27 (1.71%) Retail
11 25 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
12 24 (1.52%) Police
13 22 (1.39%) Law
14 20 (1.26%) Advertising
15 17 (1.07%) Electronics
16 15 (0.95%) Games
17 10 (0.63%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.63%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.65%) JSON
2 39 (2.47%) XML
3 31 (1.96%) 802.1X
4 16 (1.01%) .NET
4 16 (1.01%) Spine.js
5 13 (0.82%) REST
6 9 (0.57%) LDAP
7 7 (0.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 6 (0.38%) YAML
9 5 (0.32%) LAMP
10 4 (0.25%) Jinja
10 4 (0.25%) Middleware
10 4 (0.25%) Node.js
10 4 (0.25%) XMPP
10 4 (0.25%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.19%) SAML
11 3 (0.19%) Unity DI Container
12 2 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
12 2 (0.13%) WAP
13 1 (0.063%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 375 (23.70%) Data Centre
2 76 (4.80%) Public Cloud
3 52 (3.29%) PKI
4 50 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 34 (2.15%) User Experience
7 30 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.33%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.07%) Cyberattack
10 13 (0.82%) NHS
10 13 (0.82%) Online Banking
11 10 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (0.63%) Eurex
11 10 (0.63%) Fibre Optics
11 10 (0.63%) Legacy Applications
12 9 (0.57%) IPTV
13 8 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
13 8 (0.51%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.51%) Thin Client
13 8 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 231 (14.60%) Linux
2 230 (14.54%) Windows
3 99 (6.26%) Windows Server
4 46 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (2.53%) Windows 10
6 38 (2.40%) Unix
7 33 (2.09%) Windows Server 2019
8 32 (2.02%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (1.20%) CentOS
9 19 (1.20%) Ubuntu
10 18 (1.14%) Mac OS X
11 16 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.63%) Solaris
12 10 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.25%) Fedora
13 4 (0.25%) SUSE
14 3 (0.19%) Debian
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.063%) Android
16 1 (0.063%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (18.65%) ITIL
2 230 (14.54%) Network Design
3 191 (12.07%) Agile
4 170 (10.75%) Load Balancing
5 151 (9.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 129 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
7 126 (7.96%) Change Management
8 124 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
9 98 (6.19%) Network Architecture
10 95 (6.01%) Network Monitoring
11 94 (5.94%) Mentoring
12 87 (5.50%) Network Management
12 87 (5.50%) Project Delivery
13 83 (5.25%) Service Delivery
14 78 (4.93%) DevOps
15 73 (4.61%) Change Control
16 72 (4.55%) Infrastructure as Code
17 70 (4.42%) Incident Management
18 61 (3.86%) Computer Science
19 57 (3.60%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 210 (13.27%) Python
2 62 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 34 (2.15%) Bash
4 28 (1.77%) Shell Script
5 20 (1.26%) SQL
6 11 (0.70%) C
6 11 (0.70%) C++
7 10 (0.63%) PHP
8 9 (0.57%) Go
9 7 (0.44%) C#
10 5 (0.32%) Java
10 5 (0.32%) Rust
11 4 (0.25%) Perl
11 4 (0.25%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.063%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.063%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.063%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 785 (49.62%) Cisco Certification
2 503 (31.80%) CCNP
3 444 (28.07%) CCNA
4 239 (15.11%) Security Cleared
5 162 (10.24%) SC Cleared
6 142 (8.98%) Degree
7 135 (8.53%) CCIE
8 63 (3.98%) DV Cleared
9 54 (3.41%) JNCIA
10 37 (2.34%) JNCIP
11 29 (1.83%) CCDP
12 26 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
13 23 (1.45%) CCSE
14 21 (1.33%) MCSE
15 19 (1.20%) CISSP
15 19 (1.20%) CompTIA Security+
16 17 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
16 17 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (1.01%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (10.49%) SLA
2 29 (1.83%) GDPR
3 16 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.95%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.70%) NCSC
6 10 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.51%) QA
8 6 (0.38%) PMO
9 5 (0.32%) NIST
10 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.13%) MiFID
11 2 (0.13%) PSD2
11 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 123 (7.77%) Active Directory
3 41 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 30 (1.90%) Docker
4 30 (1.90%) ProxySG
5 28 (1.77%) Firmware
6 27 (1.71%) VMware NSX
7 19 (1.20%) vSphere
8 16 (1.01%) iptables
8 16 (1.01%) Snort
9 9 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.25%) XenApp
12 3 (0.19%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.063%) DRBD
13 1 (0.063%) KVM
13 1 (0.063%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 114 (7.21%) Ansible
2 94 (5.94%) Terraform
3 71 (4.49%) FortiGate
4 43 (2.72%) Cisco Prime
5 40 (2.53%) Kubernetes
6 27 (1.71%) Nagios
7 26 (1.64%) Grafana
8 24 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
9 22 (1.39%) vCenter Server
10 16 (1.01%) Icinga
11 12 (0.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 12 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
12 11 (0.70%) Puppet
13 8 (0.51%) SCCM
13 8 (0.51%) TrustSec
13 8 (0.51%) WSUS
14 7 (0.44%) Cacti
14 7 (0.44%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.38%) Stealthwatch
16 5 (0.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,104 (69.79%) Cisco
2 348 (22.00%) Palo Alto
3 276 (17.45%) Fortinet
3 276 (17.45%) Juniper
4 223 (14.10%) Microsoft
5 222 (14.03%) F5
6 219 (13.84%) CheckPoint
7 192 (12.14%) SolarWinds
8 182 (11.50%) VMware
9 170 (10.75%) Meraki
10 134 (8.47%) Aruba
11 82 (5.18%) HP
12 72 (4.55%) Citrix
13 63 (3.98%) Zscaler
14 59 (3.73%) Arista
15 44 (2.78%) Riverbed
16 35 (2.21%) Apple
17 34 (2.15%) Blue Coat
18 33 (2.09%) Infoblox
19 32 (2.02%) SAP