Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 238 156
Rank change year-on-year +22 -82 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,378 2,549 3,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.46% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.51% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,939 2,201 3,275
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -0.74%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £30,925
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% -

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 143,371 168,664 169,573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.30% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,682 138,131 140,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +30 2,288 £47,500 +2.15% 470
UK excluding London -1 1,532 £42,500 -3.41% 382
London +40 818 £57,500 +4.55% 132
South East -14 494 £45,000 - 127
Midlands +76 281 £42,700 +6.75% 57
North of England +38 273 £42,500 - 72
East of England +83 257 £36,375 -23.42% 34
West Midlands +98 198 £42,600 +6.50% 38
South West -24 162 £45,000 +5.88% 48
Yorkshire +40 154 £47,224 +12.44% 24
North West +38 111 £40,000 -8.05% 44
East Midlands +25 82 £43,750 +5.42% 19
Scotland -42 46 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Wales -28 17 £37,500 -9.91% 21
North East +19 8 £40,000 +23.08% 4
Northern Ireland -13 3 £33,750 +12.50% 3

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 1,861 (78.26%) Cisco
2 1,493 (62.78%) Firewall
3 1,453 (61.10%) Cisco Certification
4 1,043 (43.86%) CCNP
5 984 (41.38%) WAN
6 842 (35.41%) LAN
7 773 (32.51%) CCNA
8 700 (29.44%) BGP
9 690 (29.02%) CheckPoint
10 629 (26.45%) Juniper
11 593 (24.94%) OSPF
12 588 (24.73%) Network Security
13 578 (24.31%) MPLS
14 559 (23.51%) VPN
15 533 (22.41%) Wireless
16 519 (21.83%) Cisco ASA
17 486 (20.44%) Data Centre
18 457 (19.22%) Palo Alto
19 435 (18.29%) F5
20 429 (18.04%) Cisco Nexus
21 377 (15.85%) TCP/IP
22 371 (15.60%) VoIP
23 349 (14.68%) VMware
24 340 (14.30%) Windows
25 337 (14.17%) CCIE
26 315 (13.25%) Finance
27 304 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
28 282 (11.86%) ITIL
29 274 (11.52%) Microsoft
30 270 (11.35%) Linux

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 52 (2.19%) MS Exchange
2 46 (1.93%) IIS
3 35 (1.47%) Skype for Business
4 28 (1.18%) Apache
5 21 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 18 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.29%) nginx
10 7 (0.29%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.25%) CMS
12 5 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.13%) Kentico
14 1 (0.042%) iPlanet
14 1 (0.042%) SAS
14 1 (0.042%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.042%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (1.77%) MS Visio
2 41 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.13%) Odoo
3 2 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.042%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.042%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 181 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 168 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (2.99%) Office 365
4 21 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.63%) SaaS
6 12 (0.50%) IaaS
7 11 (0.46%) PaaS
8 7 (0.29%) G Suite
8 7 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.25%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.17%) OpenDNS
11 3 (0.13%) Akamai
11 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.084%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.042%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.042%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.042%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,493 (62.78%) Firewall
2 984 (41.38%) WAN
3 842 (35.41%) LAN
4 700 (29.44%) BGP
5 593 (24.94%) OSPF
6 588 (24.73%) Network Security
7 578 (24.31%) MPLS
8 559 (23.51%) VPN
9 533 (22.41%) Wireless
10 519 (21.83%) Cisco ASA
11 429 (18.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 377 (15.85%) TCP/IP
13 371 (15.60%) VoIP
14 269 (11.31%) DNS
15 257 (10.81%) VLAN
16 233 (9.80%) Wi-Fi
17 228 (9.59%) IPsec
18 225 (9.46%) Cisco IOS
18 225 (9.46%) EIGRP
19 183 (7.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.59%) MySQL
3 13 (0.55%) Big Data
4 11 (0.46%) Blockchain
4 11 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.13%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.084%) Informix
8 2 (0.084%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.084%) UniData
9 1 (0.042%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.042%) DB2
9 1 (0.042%) GIS
9 1 (0.042%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.042%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.042%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.042%) QlikView
9 1 (0.042%) Redis
9 1 (0.042%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.29%) Hudson
3 4 (0.17%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.13%) JIRA
5 2 (0.084%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.084%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.084%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.042%) Vagrant
General
1 315 (13.25%) Finance
2 220 (9.25%) Telecoms
3 137 (5.76%) Banking
4 85 (3.57%) Retail
5 62 (2.61%) Marketing
6 50 (2.10%) Advertising
7 27 (1.14%) Front Office
8 26 (1.09%) Law
9 23 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 19 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.67%) Legal
12 14 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.55%) Automotive
14 11 (0.46%) Electronics
15 9 (0.38%) French Language
16 8 (0.34%) Games
16 8 (0.34%) Local Government
17 6 (0.25%) Back Office
18 5 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (2.65%) 802.1X
2 24 (1.01%) XMPP
3 12 (0.50%) LAMP
4 8 (0.34%) LDAP
4 8 (0.34%) Web Services
5 7 (0.29%) JSON
6 6 (0.25%) .NET
7 5 (0.21%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.17%) ServiceStack
8 4 (0.17%) WCF
9 3 (0.13%) HTML
9 3 (0.13%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (0.13%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.13%) YAML
10 2 (0.084%) Ajax
10 2 (0.084%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.084%) Middleware
10 2 (0.084%) RFC 2547
11 1 (0.042%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 486 (20.44%) Data Centre
2 181 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
4 61 (2.57%) Driving Licence
5 56 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
6 54 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 36 (1.51%) Security Operations Centre
8 26 (1.09%) PKI
9 23 (0.97%) Fintech
10 22 (0.93%) Public Cloud
11 20 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 18 (0.76%) Hedge funds
12 18 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (0.71%) Private Cloud
13 17 (0.71%) User Experience
14 15 (0.63%) Handset
14 15 (0.63%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.59%) e-Learning
16 13 (0.55%) Clustering
17 12 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 340 (14.30%) Windows
2 270 (11.35%) Linux
3 187 (7.86%) Windows Server
4 86 (3.62%) Unix
5 76 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (1.43%) Windows 10
7 34 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 31 (1.30%) CentOS
9 20 (0.84%) Debian
10 17 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 14 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (0.55%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.34%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.29%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.17%) SUSE
15 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.13%) Android
16 3 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
2 282 (11.86%) ITIL
3 220 (9.25%) Load Balancing
4 218 (9.17%) Network Design
5 194 (8.16%) Network Management
6 192 (8.07%) Network Monitoring
7 146 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 144 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
9 130 (5.47%) Mentoring
10 126 (5.30%) Change Management
11 97 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
12 95 (3.99%) Service Management
13 90 (3.78%) Computer Science
14 88 (3.70%) Presales
15 87 (3.66%) Information Security
16 85 (3.57%) Incident Management
17 83 (3.49%) Change Control
18 82 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
18 82 (3.45%) Service Delivery
19 81 (3.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 183 (7.70%) Python
2 84 (3.53%) Perl
3 66 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 61 (2.57%) SQL
5 47 (1.98%) Bash Shell
6 42 (1.77%) C
7 22 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 19 (0.80%) Tcl
9 16 (0.67%) Ruby
10 13 (0.55%) PHP
10 13 (0.55%) R
11 12 (0.50%) C++
12 10 (0.42%) Java
13 9 (0.38%) VBScript
14 6 (0.25%) Go
14 6 (0.25%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.17%) Korn
16 3 (0.13%) VB
17 2 (0.084%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.084%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 1,453 (61.10%) Cisco Certification
2 1,043 (43.86%) CCNP
3 773 (32.51%) CCNA
4 337 (14.17%) CCIE
5 235 (9.88%) Security Cleared
6 209 (8.79%) Degree
7 177 (7.44%) SC Cleared
8 88 (3.70%) JNCIA
9 82 (3.45%) CCDP
10 74 (3.11%) CISSP
11 64 (2.69%) CCSA
11 64 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 59 (2.48%) DV Cleared
13 56 (2.35%) JNCIP
14 49 (2.06%) JNCIS
15 46 (1.93%) CCSE
16 45 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 39 (1.64%) CCVP
18 35 (1.47%) MCSE
19 33 (1.39%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (5.93%) SLA
2 33 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 28 (1.18%) GDPR
5 26 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (0.55%) QA
8 11 (0.46%) PMO
9 10 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.25%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.084%) SEPA
12 1 (0.042%) COBIT
12 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.042%) GPG13
System Software
1 194 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 192 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 53 (2.23%) VMware NSX
5 22 (0.93%) Firmware
6 20 (0.84%) ProxySG
7 13 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (0.55%) vSphere
8 12 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.50%) XenApp
8 12 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.46%) VMware Server
10 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.29%) Docker
12 4 (0.17%) BIND 9
12 4 (0.17%) Snort
12 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.084%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.084%) Xen
Systems Management
1 94 (3.95%) Nagios
2 81 (3.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 74 (3.11%) Cisco Prime
4 55 (2.31%) FortiGate
5 50 (2.10%) Ansible
6 32 (1.35%) AirWatch
7 23 (0.97%) Nessus
8 20 (0.84%) Cisco LMS
8 20 (0.84%) Opsview
8 20 (0.84%) SCCM
9 19 (0.80%) ArcSight ESM
9 19 (0.80%) Puppet
10 17 (0.71%) Cacti
11 14 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
12 13 (0.55%) SCOM
12 13 (0.55%) Stealthwatch
13 12 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (0.50%) RANCID
13 12 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,861 (78.26%) Cisco
2 690 (29.02%) CheckPoint
3 629 (26.45%) Juniper
4 457 (19.22%) Palo Alto
5 435 (18.29%) F5
6 349 (14.68%) VMware
7 274 (11.52%) Microsoft
8 245 (10.30%) SolarWinds
9 202 (8.49%) Fortinet
10 166 (6.98%) Meraki
11 148 (6.22%) HP
12 98 (4.12%) Aruba
13 92 (3.87%) Citrix
14 78 (3.28%) Riverbed
15 71 (2.99%) NetApp
16 62 (2.61%) Mitel
17 59 (2.48%) BT
18 57 (2.40%) Blue Coat
19 52 (2.19%) Nokia
20 43 (1.81%) Arista