Period
to 25 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 166 169
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 3342 4158 4311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.06% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 2.13% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2917 3651 3711
UK median annual salary £46,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.08% +3.33% +8.43%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +8.97%

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 170504 195110 215041
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.98% 96.49% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138625 163935 176370
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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 -15 3218 £46,500 -2.11% 137
UK excluding London -11 2162 £45,000 +5.88% 101
London -31 1147 £52,500 - 40
South East +5 933 £47,500 +5.56% 31
North of England -1 435 £45,000 +5.88% 30
Midlands -8 319 £42,500 - 23
North West +52 288 £45,000 +5.88% 25
West Midlands -10 234 £42,500 - 15
East of England -26 227 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South West -10 170 £40,000 +14.29% 6
Yorkshire -63 140 £43,400 -5.65% 5
East Midlands +6 84 £44,000 +10.00% 8
Wales -8 43 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Scotland +2 42 £56,250 +40.63% 2
Northern Ireland 0 8 £28,750 -7.26%
North East -18 7 £36,500 +8.96%

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2636 (78.87%) Cisco
2 2146 (64.21%) Firewall
3 2104 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1616 (48.35%) CCNP
5 1216 (36.39%) WAN
6 1122 (33.57%) Juniper
7 1069 (31.99%) CCNA
8 1022 (30.58%) LAN
9 1020 (30.52%) BGP
10 911 (27.26%) OSPF
11 894 (26.75%) VPN
12 879 (26.30%) MPLS
13 839 (25.10%) Cisco ASA
14 768 (22.98%) CheckPoint
15 738 (22.08%) Data Centre
16 734 (21.96%) Network Security
17 727 (21.75%) Wireless
18 686 (20.53%) Windows
19 669 (20.02%) F5
20 627 (18.76%) Palo Alto
21 615 (18.40%) TCP/IP
22 614 (18.37%) DNS
23 610 (18.25%) Linux
24 574 (17.18%) Cisco Nexus
25 552 (16.52%) Network Design
26 530 (15.86%) ITIL
27 497 (14.87%) VMware
28 477 (14.27%) CCIE
29 470 (14.06%) VoIP
30 453 (13.55%) Microsoft

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 72 (2.15%) MS Exchange
2 37 (1.11%) IIS
3 35 (1.05%) Apache
4 34 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 21 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 14 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (0.42%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.27%) nginx
10 6 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.12%) JBoss
12 4 (0.12%) SAS
13 3 (0.090%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.090%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.060%) Confluence
14 2 (0.060%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 87 (2.60%) MS Visio
2 79 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.090%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.030%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.030%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 157 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 148 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (1.35%) Office 365
4 24 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 18 (0.54%) IaaS
5 18 (0.54%) SaaS
6 12 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.27%) Akamai
8 8 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.21%) PaaS
10 6 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.090%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.090%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.090%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.060%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 1 (0.030%) Bluemix
14 1 (0.030%) G Suite
14 1 (0.030%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2146 (64.21%) Firewall
2 1216 (36.39%) WAN
3 1022 (30.58%) LAN
4 1020 (30.52%) BGP
5 911 (27.26%) OSPF
6 894 (26.75%) VPN
7 879 (26.30%) MPLS
8 839 (25.10%) Cisco ASA
9 734 (21.96%) Network Security
10 727 (21.75%) Wireless
11 615 (18.40%) TCP/IP
12 614 (18.37%) DNS
13 574 (17.18%) Cisco Nexus
14 470 (14.06%) VoIP
15 409 (12.24%) DHCP
16 384 (11.49%) VLAN
17 356 (10.65%) IPsec
18 329 (9.84%) Cisco IOS
19 324 (9.69%) EIGRP
20 242 (7.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (1.62%) SQL Server
2 21 (0.63%) MySQL
3 11 (0.33%) Big Data
4 10 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.18%) Blockchain
5 6 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.15%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.12%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.090%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.060%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.060%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.060%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.030%) GIS
10 1 (0.030%) Informix
10 1 (0.030%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.030%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.030%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.030%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 34 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 16 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.24%) GCC
3 8 (0.24%) GDB
3 8 (0.24%) Subversion
3 8 (0.24%) Trac
4 6 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.12%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.090%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.060%) JIRA
8 1 (0.030%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.030%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.030%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.030%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.030%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 391 (11.70%) Telecoms
2 385 (11.52%) Finance
3 111 (3.32%) Banking
4 44 (1.32%) Retail
5 38 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 35 (1.05%) Legal
7 27 (0.81%) Law
8 23 (0.69%) Advertising
8 23 (0.69%) Games
8 23 (0.69%) Marketing
9 22 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.42%) Electronics
12 9 (0.27%) Back Office
13 8 (0.24%) Automotive
13 8 (0.24%) Military
14 6 (0.18%) Publishing
15 4 (0.12%) French Language
15 4 (0.12%) Local Government
15 4 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (2.93%) 802.1X
2 32 (0.96%) Web Services
3 27 (0.81%) CSS
4 23 (0.69%) REST
5 22 (0.66%) HTML
6 15 (0.45%) XML
7 13 (0.39%) LAMP
8 11 (0.33%) JSON
9 8 (0.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 8 (0.24%) STL
9 8 (0.24%) XMPP
10 7 (0.21%) Middleware
10 7 (0.21%) Regular Expression
11 6 (0.18%) CGI
12 5 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
12 5 (0.15%) WAP
13 3 (0.090%) FreeSWITCH
13 3 (0.090%) Kafka
13 3 (0.090%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (0.090%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 738 (22.08%) Data Centre
2 204 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 82 (2.45%) Driving Licence
5 73 (2.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 51 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
7 45 (1.35%) iPad
8 43 (1.29%) Management Information System
9 40 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
10 31 (0.93%) Fintech
11 30 (0.90%) Smartphone
12 28 (0.84%) PKI
13 26 (0.78%) Hedge funds
14 25 (0.75%) Clustering
14 25 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
15 24 (0.72%) Public Cloud
16 19 (0.57%) CESG
17 17 (0.51%) Eurex
18 15 (0.45%) CCTV
19 12 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 686 (20.53%) Windows
2 610 (18.25%) Linux
3 337 (10.08%) Windows Server
4 250 (7.48%) Unix
5 143 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 143 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (1.94%) CentOS
6 65 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 28 (0.84%) Windows 10
9 27 (0.81%) Android
10 23 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (0.69%) Ubuntu
11 17 (0.51%) Debian
11 17 (0.51%) Solaris
12 15 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.33%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (16.52%) Network Design
2 530 (15.86%) ITIL
3 443 (13.26%) Load Balancing
4 309 (9.25%) Network Management
5 308 (9.22%) Network Monitoring
6 230 (6.88%) Change Management
7 155 (4.64%) Mentoring
8 154 (4.61%) High Availability
9 148 (4.43%) Presales
10 129 (3.86%) Root Cause Analysis
11 119 (3.56%) Service Delivery
12 115 (3.44%) Cybersecurity
13 104 (3.11%) Change Control
13 104 (3.11%) Project Management
14 101 (3.02%) Service Management
15 96 (2.87%) SIEM
16 94 (2.81%) Kalman Filter
17 93 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
18 92 (2.75%) Incident Management
19 91 (2.72%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 182 (5.45%) Python
2 119 (3.56%) Perl
3 82 (2.45%) Bash Shell
4 75 (2.24%) C
5 71 (2.12%) SQL
6 49 (1.47%) PowerShell
7 34 (1.02%) Shell Script
8 30 (0.90%) Java
9 22 (0.66%) C++
9 22 (0.66%) Ruby
10 17 (0.51%) PHP
11 6 (0.18%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.15%) R
13 3 (0.090%) C#
13 3 (0.090%) VBScript
14 2 (0.060%) Groovy
14 2 (0.060%) Lisp
14 2 (0.060%) Tcl
14 2 (0.060%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.060%) VB
Qualifications
1 2104 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 1616 (48.35%) CCNP
3 1069 (31.99%) CCNA
4 477 (14.27%) CCIE
5 282 (8.44%) Security Cleared
6 248 (7.42%) Degree
7 175 (5.24%) SC Cleared
8 150 (4.49%) JNCIP
9 126 (3.77%) JNCIA
10 124 (3.71%) DV Cleared
11 96 (2.87%) CCSA
12 91 (2.72%) JNCIS
13 89 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
14 73 (2.18%) CCDA
14 73 (2.18%) CCDP
15 72 (2.15%) MCSE
16 64 (1.92%) CCSP
17 62 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
18 57 (1.71%) CCSE
18 57 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (6.28%) SLA
2 56 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 14 (0.42%) PMO
6 14 (0.42%) QA
7 6 (0.18%) GDPR
8 5 (0.15%) ISO 22301
8 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.060%) GCP
System Software
1 300 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 284 (8.50%) Active Directory
3 121 (3.62%) Hyper-V
4 53 (1.59%) ProxySG
5 43 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (1.29%) vSphere
6 32 (0.96%) KVM
7 24 (0.72%) Xen
8 21 (0.63%) XenApp
9 17 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
10 15 (0.45%) Firmware
11 11 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.27%) Docker
14 8 (0.24%) Snort
14 8 (0.24%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.21%) pfSense
16 6 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.15%) iptables
17 5 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 159 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 132 (3.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 85 (2.54%) Nagios
4 72 (2.15%) Cisco Prime
5 60 (1.80%) Cacti
6 59 (1.77%) SolarWinds Orion
7 58 (1.74%) SCCM
8 44 (1.32%) Cisco UCCX
9 43 (1.29%) SCOM
10 39 (1.17%) Puppet
11 23 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
12 22 (0.66%) Backup Exec
12 22 (0.66%) OpenView
13 15 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (0.45%) Opsview
13 15 (0.45%) vCenter Server
14 14 (0.42%) Cisco LMS
15 13 (0.39%) Ansible
15 13 (0.39%) WSUS
16 12 (0.36%) RANCID
Vendors
1 2636 (78.87%) Cisco
2 1122 (33.57%) Juniper
3 768 (22.98%) CheckPoint
4 669 (20.02%) F5
5 627 (18.76%) Palo Alto
6 497 (14.87%) VMware
7 453 (13.55%) Microsoft
8 274 (8.20%) HP
9 257 (7.69%) Fortinet
10 242 (7.24%) SolarWinds
11 212 (6.34%) Citrix
12 162 (4.85%) Riverbed
13 149 (4.46%) Aruba
14 126 (3.77%) Blue Coat
15 110 (3.29%) Avaya
16 109 (3.26%) Meraki
17 98 (2.93%) Extreme Networks
18 83 (2.48%) SonicWALL
19 72 (2.15%) Dell
20 64 (1.92%) Brocade
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£45k + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Generous Benefits package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Preston, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus, pension and health care
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £43000 - £53000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + NEG
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + + 20% shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + car allowance/company car
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 basic plus 10% Bonus plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago