Period
to 28 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 189 189 249
Rank change year-on-year 0 +60 -74
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,603 2,658 2,383
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 1.85% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.92% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,382 2,127 2,060
Median annual salary £51,250 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.22% -2.11% +2.70%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £32,475
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% -

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 85,997 138,133 166,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 96.03% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 69,013 109,772 134,978
Median annual salary £53,053 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.11% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,464 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 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 -7 1,528 £52,500 +10.53% 107
UK excluding London -20 922 £47,500 +7.95% 89
London +49 656 £62,500 +4.17% 24
South East +9 328 £52,500 +10.53% 19
North of England -86 181 £49,888 +24.72% 21
East of England +54 145 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Midlands +2 124 £45,000 +5.88% 21
North West +37 102 £51,750 +15.00% 12
South West +18 91 £40,500 -11.75% 15
West Midlands 0 84 £50,000 +17.65% 20
Work from Home +5 64 £52,500 -19.23% 5
Yorkshire -128 42 £45,000 +12.50% 6
East Midlands +43 40 £43,750 -1.41% 1
Scotland +80 37 £50,000 +6.95% 4
North East +40 37 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Wales +5 15 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Northern Ireland +19 2 £35,000 -6.67%

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1,159 (72.30%) Cisco
2 989 (61.70%) Firewall
3 905 (56.46%) Cisco Certification
4 707 (44.10%) WAN
5 615 (38.37%) CCNP
6 606 (37.80%) LAN
7 549 (34.25%) BGP
8 471 (29.38%) CCNA
9 449 (28.01%) OSPF
10 397 (24.77%) MPLS
11 389 (24.27%) Data Centre
12 380 (23.71%) Network Security
13 376 (23.46%) VPN
14 363 (22.65%) Wireless
15 348 (21.71%) Palo Alto
16 330 (20.59%) Juniper
17 303 (18.90%) CheckPoint
18 299 (18.65%) TCP/IP
19 282 (17.59%) VMware
20 270 (16.84%) Cisco ASA
21 257 (16.03%) Finance
22 229 (14.29%) Windows
23 214 (13.35%) DNS
24 206 (12.85%) ITIL
24 206 (12.85%) Azure
25 203 (12.66%) Microsoft
25 203 (12.66%) Wi-Fi
26 198 (12.35%) F5
27 194 (12.10%) VoIP
27 194 (12.10%) Network Design

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 29 (1.81%) Confluence
2 21 (1.31%) MS Exchange
3 17 (1.06%) OpenStack
4 15 (0.94%) SharePoint
5 14 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.62%) IIS
8 6 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.37%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.19%) nginx
9 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.12%) Apache
11 1 (0.062%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.062%) CMS
11 1 (0.062%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.062%) SAS
Applications
1 79 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.87%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) assyst
1 4 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.12%) FastStats
2 2 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 206 (12.85%) Azure
2 111 (6.92%) AWS
3 100 (6.24%) Office 365
4 25 (1.56%) IaaS
5 18 (1.12%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 18 (1.12%) GCP
6 14 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (0.56%) SaaS
8 6 (0.37%) PaaS
9 5 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.31%) GitHub
10 4 (0.25%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.25%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.12%) G Suite
11 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.12%) Route 53
12 1 (0.062%) Akamai
12 1 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.062%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 989 (61.70%) Firewall
2 707 (44.10%) WAN
3 606 (37.80%) LAN
4 549 (34.25%) BGP
5 449 (28.01%) OSPF
6 397 (24.77%) MPLS
7 380 (23.71%) Network Security
8 376 (23.46%) VPN
9 363 (22.65%) Wireless
10 299 (18.65%) TCP/IP
11 270 (16.84%) Cisco ASA
12 214 (13.35%) DNS
13 203 (12.66%) Wi-Fi
14 194 (12.10%) VoIP
15 190 (11.85%) Cisco Nexus
16 189 (11.79%) VLAN
17 170 (10.61%) DHCP
18 161 (10.04%) IPsec
19 139 (8.67%) Internet
20 127 (7.92%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.56%) NoSQL
3 8 (0.50%) Big Data
3 8 (0.50%) Neo4j
4 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2017
5 4 (0.25%) Power BI
6 2 (0.12%) MySQL
7 1 (0.062%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.062%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.062%) GIS
7 1 (0.062%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.062%) KDB
7 1 (0.062%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.062%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.062%) MS Access
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.062%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.062%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.062%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (2.43%) Git (software)
2 30 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.44%) JIRA
5 5 (0.31%) Metasploit
6 4 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.19%) Selenium
7 3 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.062%) GitLab
8 1 (0.062%) Redmine
8 1 (0.062%) Subversion
General
1 257 (16.03%) Finance
2 159 (9.92%) Telecoms
3 75 (4.68%) Banking
4 39 (2.43%) Retail
5 32 (2.00%) Law
6 19 (1.19%) Public Sector
7 17 (1.06%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.75%) Japanese Language
10 11 (0.69%) Legal
11 5 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.25%) Advertising
12 4 (0.25%) French Language
12 4 (0.25%) Korean Language
13 3 (0.19%) Automotive
13 3 (0.19%) Publishing
14 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.12%) Electronics
14 2 (0.12%) Games
14 2 (0.12%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.99%) 802.1X
2 14 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (0.87%) XMPP
3 11 (0.69%) REST
4 8 (0.50%) CSS
4 8 (0.50%) Kafka
5 7 (0.44%) Web Services
6 5 (0.31%) Jinja
6 5 (0.31%) jQuery
7 4 (0.25%) RESTful
8 2 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.12%) HTML
9 1 (0.062%) Ajax
9 1 (0.062%) JSON
9 1 (0.062%) Laravel
9 1 (0.062%) OpenDaylight
9 1 (0.062%) RFC 2544
9 1 (0.062%) XML
9 1 (0.062%) YAML
9 1 (0.062%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 389 (24.27%) Data Centre
2 78 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (2.43%) Driving Licence
5 38 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
6 33 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 32 (2.00%) Public Cloud
8 31 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 27 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 24 (1.50%) PKI
11 22 (1.37%) DataPower
12 21 (1.31%) Private Cloud
13 14 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (0.87%) Wiki
14 12 (0.75%) CCTV
14 12 (0.75%) Replication
15 11 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
15 11 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 229 (14.29%) Windows
2 190 (11.85%) Linux
3 120 (7.49%) Windows Server
4 40 (2.50%) Unix
5 31 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.43%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (0.56%) CentOS
10 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.37%) Kali Linux
11 6 (0.37%) Solaris
12 5 (0.31%) Debian
12 5 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.19%) VyOS
14 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (12.85%) ITIL
2 194 (12.10%) Network Design
3 166 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
4 145 (9.05%) Load Balancing
5 131 (8.17%) Network Monitoring
6 130 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 112 (6.99%) Change Management
8 92 (5.74%) Network Management
9 84 (5.24%) Cybersecurity
10 76 (4.74%) Information Security
11 68 (4.24%) Computer Science
11 68 (4.24%) DevOps
12 66 (4.12%) Project Delivery
13 61 (3.81%) Migration
14 55 (3.43%) Incident Management
15 54 (3.37%) Service Delivery
16 52 (3.24%) Change Control
16 52 (3.24%) Mentoring
17 47 (2.93%) Agile Software Development
18 46 (2.87%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 132 (8.23%) Python
2 52 (3.24%) PowerShell
3 29 (1.81%) SQL
4 17 (1.06%) C
4 17 (1.06%) PHP
5 15 (0.94%) Perl
6 13 (0.81%) Bash Shell
6 13 (0.81%) VBScript
7 9 (0.56%) Java
8 8 (0.50%) Go
9 6 (0.37%) C++
9 6 (0.37%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.12%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.12%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.062%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.062%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.062%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.062%) C-shell
11 1 (0.062%) Korn
11 1 (0.062%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 905 (56.46%) Cisco Certification
2 615 (38.37%) CCNP
3 471 (29.38%) CCNA
4 176 (10.98%) CCIE
5 125 (7.80%) Security Cleared
6 122 (7.61%) Degree
7 84 (5.24%) SC Cleared
8 77 (4.80%) JNCIA
9 53 (3.31%) JNCIP
10 50 (3.12%) CCDP
11 46 (2.87%) JNCIS
12 42 (2.62%) CCSA
13 40 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 38 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
15 25 (1.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 24 (1.50%) MCSE
17 21 (1.31%) CCSE
18 17 (1.06%) CWNA
19 16 (1.00%) JNCIE
19 16 (1.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.80%) SLA
2 43 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.44%) GDPR
6 6 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (0.37%) ISO 22301
6 6 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.25%) PMO
7 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.12%) QA
9 1 (0.062%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.062%) FISMA
9 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 182 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 164 (10.23%) Active Directory
3 71 (4.43%) Hyper-V
4 44 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (2.25%) VMware NSX
6 24 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
7 22 (1.37%) Firmware
7 22 (1.37%) vSphere
8 14 (0.87%) Docker
9 11 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.50%) XenApp
12 7 (0.44%) BIND 9
12 7 (0.44%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.37%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.19%) vCloud
14 3 (0.19%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.062%) KVM
15 1 (0.062%) Varnish
15 1 (0.062%) zsh
Systems Management
1 94 (5.86%) FortiGate
2 82 (5.12%) Ansible
3 52 (3.24%) Cisco CUCM
4 32 (2.00%) Kubernetes
5 28 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
6 26 (1.62%) Cisco UCCX
6 26 (1.62%) Terraform
7 22 (1.37%) vCenter Server
8 14 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
9 12 (0.75%) Nagios
10 10 (0.62%) Observium
10 10 (0.62%) Puppet
11 9 (0.56%) WSUS
12 8 (0.50%) Netcool
12 8 (0.50%) Opsview
12 8 (0.50%) SCCM
12 8 (0.50%) SCOM
13 6 (0.37%) Cisco CME
13 6 (0.37%) RANCID
14 5 (0.31%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 1,159 (72.30%) Cisco
2 348 (21.71%) Palo Alto
3 330 (20.59%) Juniper
4 303 (18.90%) CheckPoint
5 282 (17.59%) VMware
6 203 (12.66%) Microsoft
7 198 (12.35%) F5
8 163 (10.17%) Meraki
9 140 (8.73%) SolarWinds
10 138 (8.61%) Fortinet
11 121 (7.55%) HP
12 110 (6.86%) Aruba
13 76 (4.74%) Citrix
14 47 (2.93%) Huawei
15 45 (2.81%) Infoblox
16 41 (2.56%) Nokia
17 34 (2.12%) Sophos
18 33 (2.06%) Blue Coat
19 31 (1.93%) Brocade
19 31 (1.93%) Riverbed