The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 161 162
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1702 2190 2260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 2.10% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 2.18% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1458 1845 1862
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £62,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.52% -  

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 83035 100238 108608
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 68947 84097 88662
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 April 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 April 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 -11 1647 £45,000 -1.09% 149
London +1 569 £51,500 -1.90% 55
South East +17 543 £45,000 - 35
Berkshire +2 173 £49,000 -2.00% 7
West Midlands +8 140 £42,500 -3.40% 7
Surrey +24 135 £45,000 +11.11% 6
North West +35 117 £41,000 -3.52% 26
City of London -23 98 £53,750 -2.27% 13
East of England -38 98 £42,500 - 6
Hampshire -14 77 £41,000 +2.50% 5
Yorkshire -45 77 £45,000 - 5
Manchester +39 71 £47,500 +11.76% 16
Reading -11 71 £49,000 -14.78% 3
Birmingham +15 57 £47,500 +1.60% 2
Oxfordshire +32 56 £50,000 - 9
South West -14 56 £36,000 -4.00% 11
East Sussex +65 55 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Brighton +61 54 £40,000 -5.88% 2
East Midlands +19 49 £44,000 +20.54% 4
West Yorkshire -56 41 £40,000 -13.51% 5
Kent +3 34 £50,000 +25.00% 2
North Yorkshire +17 29 £45,000 +12.50%
Hertfordshire -45 29 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Warwickshire +34 28 £37,250 -11.30% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 28 £40,000 -1.23% 2
Redhill +17 27 £60,000 +29.03%
Leeds -41 27 £38,000 -20.00% 2
Wales 0 26 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Basingstoke +2 24 £43,750 +25.00% 1
South Wales +6 22 £39,000 -17.89% 2

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 2896 (81.44%) Cisco
2 2298 (64.62%) Firewall
3 2281 (64.15%) Cisco Certification
4 1768 (49.72%) CCNP
5 1318 (37.06%) WAN
6 1208 (33.97%) Juniper
7 1199 (33.72%) CCNA
8 1169 (32.87%) LAN
9 1041 (29.27%) BGP
10 970 (27.28%) OSPF
11 961 (27.02%) Cisco ASA
12 958 (26.94%) VPN
13 957 (26.91%) MPLS
14 902 (25.37%) Network Security
15 819 (23.03%) Data Centre
16 801 (22.53%) Wireless
17 796 (22.38%) CheckPoint
18 704 (19.80%) F5
19 696 (19.57%) Palo Alto
20 637 (17.91%) Windows
21 633 (17.80%) DNS
22 581 (16.34%) TCP/IP
23 566 (15.92%) Cisco Nexus
24 532 (14.96%) Linux
25 523 (14.71%) Network Design
26 477 (13.41%) VoIP
27 472 (13.27%) CCIE
28 463 (13.02%) VMware
29 460 (12.94%) ITIL
30 440 (12.37%) Finance

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 85 (2.39%) MS Exchange
2 60 (1.69%) IIS
3 37 (1.04%) Apache
4 36 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (0.90%) Skype for Business
6 29 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 25 (0.70%) SharePoint
8 20 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.17%) nginx
11 5 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.084%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.084%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.056%) Confluence
14 2 (0.056%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.056%) SAS
15 1 (0.028%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.028%) JBoss
Applications
1 90 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 75 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.056%) GIMP
7 2 (0.056%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.028%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 104 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (1.21%) Office 365
4 37 (1.04%) SaaS
5 21 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.51%) IaaS
7 11 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.084%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.084%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.084%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.084%) PaaS
11 2 (0.056%) Akamai
11 2 (0.056%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.028%) Catchpoint
12 1 (0.028%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2298 (64.62%) Firewall
2 1318 (37.06%) WAN
3 1169 (32.87%) LAN
4 1041 (29.27%) BGP
5 970 (27.28%) OSPF
6 961 (27.02%) Cisco ASA
7 958 (26.94%) VPN
8 957 (26.91%) MPLS
9 902 (25.37%) Network Security
10 801 (22.53%) Wireless
11 633 (17.80%) DNS
12 581 (16.34%) TCP/IP
13 566 (15.92%) Cisco Nexus
14 477 (13.41%) VoIP
15 412 (11.59%) VLAN
16 382 (10.74%) DHCP
17 347 (9.76%) Cisco IOS
18 302 (8.49%) EIGRP
19 298 (8.38%) IPsec
20 237 (6.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.34%) MySQL
3 8 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.14%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.084%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.084%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.084%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.056%) Big Data
7 2 (0.056%) FileMaker
7 2 (0.056%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.056%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.056%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.028%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.028%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.028%) Informix
8 1 (0.028%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.028%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.028%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.028%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (0.31%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.22%) GCC
3 8 (0.22%) GDB
3 8 (0.22%) Subversion
3 8 (0.22%) Trac
4 7 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.028%) JIRA
6 1 (0.028%) Vagrant
General
1 440 (12.37%) Finance
2 395 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 93 (2.62%) Banking
4 71 (2.00%) Retail
5 54 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 31 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 30 (0.84%) Legal
8 27 (0.76%) Investment Banking
9 25 (0.70%) Games
9 25 (0.70%) Law
10 20 (0.56%) Marketing
11 18 (0.51%) Advertising
12 17 (0.48%) Electronics
13 10 (0.28%) Publishing
14 8 (0.22%) Back Office
14 8 (0.22%) Front Office
15 7 (0.20%) Billing
15 7 (0.20%) Online Betting
16 5 (0.14%) French Language
16 5 (0.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (3.49%) 802.1X
2 23 (0.65%) CSS
3 18 (0.51%) REST
4 13 (0.37%) HTML
5 12 (0.34%) LAMP
6 11 (0.31%) Web Services
7 8 (0.22%) .NET
7 8 (0.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 8 (0.22%) SAX
7 8 (0.22%) STL
8 7 (0.20%) JSON
9 5 (0.14%) XMPP
10 4 (0.11%) CGI
10 4 (0.11%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.11%) XML
11 3 (0.084%) Kafka
11 3 (0.084%) Middleware
11 3 (0.084%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (0.056%) FIX Protocol
12 2 (0.056%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 819 (23.03%) Data Centre
2 190 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 98 (2.76%) Driving Licence
5 65 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 55 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
7 39 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
8 37 (1.04%) Management Information System
9 35 (0.98%) Hedge funds
10 32 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
11 22 (0.62%) Fintech
11 22 (0.62%) IVR
11 22 (0.62%) RSA SecurID
12 21 (0.59%) PKI
13 20 (0.56%) iPad
14 19 (0.53%) BYOD
15 17 (0.48%) Public Cloud
16 15 (0.42%) Smartphone
17 14 (0.39%) Virtual Team
18 13 (0.37%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 637 (17.91%) Windows
2 532 (14.96%) Linux
3 328 (9.22%) Windows Server
4 227 (6.38%) Unix
5 123 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 113 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (1.10%) CentOS
9 37 (1.04%) Windows 7
10 25 (0.70%) Ubuntu
11 23 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.53%) Solaris
12 19 (0.53%) Windows 10
13 14 (0.39%) Debian
14 13 (0.37%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.34%) Android
15 12 (0.34%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (14.71%) Network Design
2 460 (12.94%) ITIL
3 378 (10.63%) Load Balancing
4 325 (9.14%) Network Management
5 253 (7.11%) Network Monitoring
6 214 (6.02%) Presales
7 185 (5.20%) Change Management
8 165 (4.64%) Mentoring
9 146 (4.11%) High Availability
10 134 (3.77%) Project Management
11 126 (3.54%) Network Architecture
12 125 (3.52%) Service Delivery
13 105 (2.95%) Service Management
14 101 (2.84%) Change Control
15 100 (2.81%) Disaster Recovery
16 99 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
17 96 (2.70%) Migration
18 92 (2.59%) Kalman Filter
19 88 (2.47%) Cybersecurity
20 84 (2.36%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 129 (3.63%) Python
2 95 (2.67%) Perl
3 80 (2.25%) SQL
4 50 (1.41%) Bash Shell
5 38 (1.07%) PowerShell
6 32 (0.90%) Shell Script
7 31 (0.87%) C
8 21 (0.59%) PHP
9 17 (0.48%) C++
9 17 (0.48%) Java
10 6 (0.17%) R
10 6 (0.17%) Tcl
11 5 (0.14%) VB
12 4 (0.11%) Ruby
13 3 (0.084%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.056%) Lisp
14 2 (0.056%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.028%) Delphi
15 1 (0.028%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 1 (0.028%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2281 (64.15%) Cisco Certification
2 1768 (49.72%) CCNP
3 1199 (33.72%) CCNA
4 472 (13.27%) CCIE
5 286 (8.04%) Degree
6 240 (6.75%) Security Cleared
7 171 (4.81%) JNCIA
8 165 (4.64%) SC Cleared
9 164 (4.61%) JNCIP
10 120 (3.37%) CCSA
11 103 (2.90%) CCSP
12 100 (2.81%) DV Cleared
13 94 (2.64%) JNCIS
14 78 (2.19%) CCDP
15 74 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
16 61 (1.72%) MCSE
17 60 (1.69%) CCIP
17 60 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
18 58 (1.63%) CCNP Voice
19 55 (1.55%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (4.89%) SLA
2 75 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 39 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (0.48%) ISO27002
6 15 (0.42%) QA
7 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.11%) GDPR
7 4 (0.11%) PMO
8 3 (0.084%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.028%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.028%) GCP
9 1 (0.028%) ISO27005
System Software
1 278 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 261 (7.34%) Active Directory
3 119 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 49 (1.38%) vSphere
5 45 (1.27%) ProxySG
6 28 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (0.67%) Firmware
8 21 (0.59%) VMware ESX
9 17 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
9 17 (0.48%) XenApp
10 16 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (0.31%) KVM
12 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (0.31%) Snort
12 11 (0.31%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.22%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.17%) pfSense
15 5 (0.14%) NFS
16 4 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 165 (4.64%) FortiGate
2 156 (4.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 81 (2.28%) Cisco Prime
4 58 (1.63%) Nagios
5 40 (1.12%) SCCM
5 40 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
6 38 (1.07%) Puppet
7 36 (1.01%) Cacti
7 36 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
8 18 (0.51%) OpenView
8 18 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (0.51%) SCOM
9 17 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
9 17 (0.48%) HAProxy
10 13 (0.37%) Backup Exec
11 12 (0.34%) Juniper STRM
12 11 (0.31%) Cisco CME
13 10 (0.28%) OpenNMS
13 10 (0.28%) WSUS
14 9 (0.25%) RANCID
Vendors
1 2896 (81.44%) Cisco
2 1208 (33.97%) Juniper
3 796 (22.38%) CheckPoint
4 704 (19.80%) F5
5 696 (19.57%) Palo Alto
6 463 (13.02%) VMware
7 388 (10.91%) Microsoft
8 298 (8.38%) HP
9 283 (7.96%) Fortinet
10 225 (6.33%) SolarWinds
11 188 (5.29%) Riverbed
12 168 (4.72%) Citrix
13 132 (3.71%) Aruba
14 117 (3.29%) SonicWALL
15 116 (3.26%) Avaya
16 99 (2.78%) Meraki
17 97 (2.73%) Blue Coat
17 97 (2.73%) Extreme Networks
18 80 (2.25%) Brocade
19 75 (2.11%) Arista
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Car Allowance, Pension, Career Progression
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + on-call, benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum Salary Neg DOE, and full package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + training, benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Venn Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Reed Technology
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + A bag full of bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Overtime + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ripley, Derbyshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £29,307-£35,451 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday