The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 173 180
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1707 1930 2038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 1.99% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 2.06% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1475 1648 1732
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -10 1638 £47,500 - 156
London -36 564 £52,000 -5.45% 48
South East +32 472 £47,500 - 40
North West +28 164 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Berkshire +16 156 £55,000 +4.76% 9
East of England -9 123 £42,500 - 16
City of London -1 113 £55,000 - 10
South West 0 98 £42,500 +30.76% 7
Surrey +16 94 £45,000 - 9
West Midlands -18 94 £40,000 -4.76% 14
Manchester +19 90 £45,000 +16.88% 12
Reading +21 89 £55,000 -8.33% 5
Hampshire -8 82 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Oxfordshire +81 76 £50,000 +21.95% 2
Yorkshire -26 76 £45,000 -10.00% 4
East Midlands +29 49 £44,000 +10.00% 4
Birmingham +8 44 £47,500 +5.55% 5
Hertfordshire -45 43 £51,250 +20.58% 3
West Yorkshire -30 40 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Basingstoke -6 38 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Cheshire -19 36 £45,000 - 8
Wiltshire +14 35 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Bristol -19 32 £40,000 +73.91% 3
Buckinghamshire -17 29 £51,000 +2.00% 7
North Yorkshire +16 28 £45,000 +16.12%
Kent +7 28 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Essex +8 27 £48,750 +8.33% 2
Oxford +27 24 £50,000 -
Warwickshire +26 23 £35,000 -16.66% 1
Wales +19 23 £39,000 -5.45%

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2717 (79.65%) Cisco
2 2199 (64.47%) Firewall
3 2151 (63.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1632 (47.85%) CCNP
5 1192 (34.95%) Juniper
6 1189 (34.86%) WAN
7 1107 (32.45%) CCNA
8 1042 (30.55%) BGP
9 1016 (29.79%) LAN
10 933 (27.35%) OSPF
11 912 (26.74%) MPLS
11 912 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
12 903 (26.47%) VPN
13 787 (23.07%) Network Security
14 784 (22.98%) CheckPoint
15 762 (22.34%) Data Centre
16 744 (21.81%) Wireless
17 702 (20.58%) F5
18 678 (19.88%) Palo Alto
19 676 (19.82%) Windows
20 620 (18.18%) DNS
21 609 (17.85%) TCP/IP
22 588 (17.24%) Linux
23 580 (17.00%) Cisco Nexus
24 550 (16.12%) Network Design
25 506 (14.83%) ITIL
26 487 (14.28%) CCIE
27 483 (14.16%) VMware
28 482 (14.13%) VoIP
29 420 (12.31%) 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 65 (1.91%) MS Exchange
2 38 (1.11%) IIS
3 37 (1.08%) Apache
4 29 (0.85%) Skype for Business
5 28 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 17 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 15 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.21%) nginx
9 7 (0.21%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.088%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.088%) JBoss
13 2 (0.059%) Confluence
13 2 (0.059%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.059%) SAS
13 2 (0.059%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 80 (2.35%) MS Visio
2 76 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.059%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.029%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.029%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 133 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (1.14%) Office 365
4 18 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.53%) IaaS
5 16 (0.47%) SaaS
6 14 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (0.23%) Akamai
7 8 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (0.18%) PaaS
9 5 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.088%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.088%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.088%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.059%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2199 (64.47%) Firewall
2 1189 (34.86%) WAN
3 1042 (30.55%) BGP
4 1016 (29.79%) LAN
5 933 (27.35%) OSPF
6 912 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
6 912 (26.74%) MPLS
7 903 (26.47%) VPN
8 787 (23.07%) Network Security
9 744 (21.81%) Wireless
10 620 (18.18%) DNS
11 609 (17.85%) TCP/IP
12 580 (17.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 482 (14.13%) VoIP
14 398 (11.67%) DHCP
15 387 (11.35%) VLAN
16 331 (9.70%) Cisco IOS
17 328 (9.62%) IPsec
18 304 (8.91%) EIGRP
19 234 (6.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (1.55%) SQL Server
2 21 (0.62%) MySQL
3 11 (0.32%) Big Data
4 9 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.18%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.088%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.088%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.059%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.059%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.029%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.029%) GIS
9 1 (0.029%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.029%) Informix
9 1 (0.029%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.029%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.029%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 16 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.23%) GCC
3 8 (0.23%) GDB
3 8 (0.23%) Subversion
3 8 (0.23%) Trac
4 6 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.12%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.059%) JIRA
7 1 (0.029%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.029%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.029%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.029%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 412 (12.08%) Finance
2 397 (11.64%) Telecoms
3 96 (2.81%) Banking
4 58 (1.70%) Retail
5 41 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 36 (1.06%) Legal
7 27 (0.79%) Law
8 26 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.67%) Marketing
10 22 (0.64%) Games
11 18 (0.53%) Advertising
12 14 (0.41%) Electronics
13 12 (0.35%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.26%) Back Office
15 7 (0.21%) Military
15 7 (0.21%) Publishing
16 6 (0.18%) Automotive
16 6 (0.18%) Front Office
17 5 (0.15%) Online Betting
18 4 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (3.02%) 802.1X
2 25 (0.73%) CSS
3 24 (0.70%) Web Services
4 23 (0.67%) REST
5 20 (0.59%) HTML
6 14 (0.41%) LAMP
7 12 (0.35%) XML
8 11 (0.32%) JSON
9 8 (0.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 8 (0.23%) Regular Expression
9 8 (0.23%) STL
10 6 (0.18%) CGI
10 6 (0.18%) Middleware
11 4 (0.12%) FreeSWITCH
11 4 (0.12%) XMPP
12 3 (0.088%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.088%) Kafka
12 3 (0.088%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.088%) Software Packaging
13 2 (0.059%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 762 (22.34%) Data Centre
2 198 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 82 (2.40%) Driving Licence
5 72 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 44 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
7 42 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
8 41 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 38 (1.11%) iPad
10 31 (0.91%) Hedge funds
11 30 (0.88%) Fintech
11 30 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
12 27 (0.79%) Smartphone
13 25 (0.73%) PKI
14 22 (0.64%) Clustering
15 21 (0.62%) Public Cloud
16 19 (0.56%) CESG
17 14 (0.41%) CCTV
17 14 (0.41%) User Experience
18 11 (0.32%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 676 (19.82%) Windows
2 588 (17.24%) Linux
3 335 (9.82%) Windows Server
4 239 (7.01%) Unix
5 129 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 129 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (1.73%) CentOS
7 53 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (1.35%) Windows 7
9 24 (0.70%) Windows 10
10 23 (0.67%) Android
10 23 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 17 (0.50%) Debian
12 17 (0.50%) Solaris
13 13 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (0.32%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.26%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (16.12%) Network Design
2 506 (14.83%) ITIL
3 415 (12.17%) Load Balancing
4 295 (8.65%) Network Management
5 273 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
6 202 (5.92%) Change Management
7 180 (5.28%) Presales
8 156 (4.57%) High Availability
9 155 (4.54%) Mentoring
10 125 (3.66%) Service Delivery
11 121 (3.55%) Cybersecurity
12 115 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
13 110 (3.22%) Project Management
14 105 (3.08%) Change Control
15 93 (2.73%) Network Architecture
16 92 (2.70%) Service Management
17 90 (2.64%) Kalman Filter
18 89 (2.61%) Penetration Testing
19 88 (2.58%) SIEM
20 82 (2.40%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 174 (5.10%) Python
2 119 (3.49%) Perl
3 77 (2.26%) Bash Shell
4 65 (1.91%) SQL
5 60 (1.76%) C
6 48 (1.41%) PowerShell
7 35 (1.03%) Shell Script
8 23 (0.67%) Java
9 17 (0.50%) C++
9 17 (0.50%) PHP
10 12 (0.35%) Ruby
11 6 (0.18%) R
12 5 (0.15%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.088%) VBScript
14 2 (0.059%) Groovy
14 2 (0.059%) Lisp
14 2 (0.059%) Tcl
14 2 (0.059%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.059%) VB
15 1 (0.029%) Go
Qualifications
1 2151 (63.06%) Cisco Certification
2 1632 (47.85%) CCNP
3 1107 (32.45%) CCNA
4 487 (14.28%) CCIE
5 274 (8.03%) Security Cleared
6 237 (6.95%) Degree
7 176 (5.16%) SC Cleared
8 150 (4.40%) JNCIP
9 143 (4.19%) JNCIA
10 124 (3.64%) DV Cleared
11 99 (2.90%) CCSA
12 95 (2.79%) JNCIS
13 93 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
14 77 (2.26%) MCSE
15 72 (2.11%) CCSP
16 70 (2.05%) CCDP
17 69 (2.02%) CCDA
18 59 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
19 57 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
20 54 (1.58%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (5.63%) SLA
2 66 (1.93%) PCI DSS
3 56 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 17 (0.50%) QA
6 9 (0.26%) PMO
7 6 (0.18%) GDPR
8 5 (0.15%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.059%) GCP
9 2 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.029%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 290 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 279 (8.18%) Active Directory
3 123 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 55 (1.61%) ProxySG
5 47 (1.38%) vSphere
6 45 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (0.79%) KVM
8 21 (0.62%) XenApp
9 19 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
9 19 (0.56%) Xen
10 18 (0.53%) Firmware
11 12 (0.35%) Terminal Services
12 11 (0.32%) Snort
13 10 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (0.26%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.23%) pfSense
16 6 (0.18%) Docker
17 5 (0.15%) iptables
17 5 (0.15%) NFS
17 5 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 183 (5.36%) FortiGate
2 143 (4.19%) Cisco CUCM
3 79 (2.32%) Nagios
4 72 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
5 54 (1.58%) SCCM
6 53 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
7 44 (1.29%) Cacti
8 40 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
9 38 (1.11%) SCOM
10 34 (1.00%) Puppet
11 21 (0.62%) Backup Exec
11 21 (0.62%) OpenView
12 20 (0.59%) Cisco UCCE
13 12 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (0.32%) HAProxy
14 11 (0.32%) OpenNebula
14 11 (0.32%) vCenter Server
14 11 (0.32%) WSUS
15 10 (0.29%) Cisco CME
15 10 (0.29%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 2717 (79.65%) Cisco
2 1192 (34.95%) Juniper
3 784 (22.98%) CheckPoint
4 702 (20.58%) F5
5 678 (19.88%) Palo Alto
6 483 (14.16%) VMware
7 420 (12.31%) Microsoft
8 287 (8.41%) Fortinet
9 284 (8.33%) HP
10 230 (6.74%) SolarWinds
11 202 (5.92%) Citrix
12 162 (4.75%) Riverbed
13 148 (4.34%) Aruba
14 126 (3.69%) Blue Coat
15 108 (3.17%) Avaya
15 108 (3.17%) Extreme Networks
16 105 (3.08%) Meraki
17 104 (3.05%) SonicWALL
18 71 (2.08%) Brocade
19 70 (2.05%) WatchGuard
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Generous Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + on call allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus, Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + car allowance + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Car & Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £36000 per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits!
Posted: 6 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: From £37,800 to £51,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Agentis Solution
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum & Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago