Period
to 24 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 168 187
Rank change year-on-year -32 +19 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 3109 3964 4030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.06% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 2.13% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2729 3531 3542
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £29,013
90th Percentile £69,000 £66,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 167021 185908 212504
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 133911 156207 176083
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -28 2976 £46,000 +2.22% 97
UK excluding London -16 1992 £45,000 +5.88% 80
London -52 1081 £55,000 +4.76% 27
South East -4 786 £45,500 +1.11% 28
North of England +8 439 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Midlands -13 281 £42,500 - 11
North West +27 279 £45,000 +18.42% 7
East of England -29 208 £45,000 +5.88% 10
South West -14 189 £42,000 +12.00% 5
West Midlands -47 168 £40,000 -4.76% 8
Yorkshire -12 155 £42,500 -5.56% 9
East Midlands +28 109 £44,000 +3.53% 3
Scotland +13 56 £53,750 +34.38% 4
Wales -6 32 £39,500 -12.22% 6
Northern Ireland -11 10 £27,250 -12.10%
North East -18 5 £36,500 +8.96%

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 2442 (78.55%) Cisco
2 1949 (62.69%) Firewall
3 1920 (61.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1448 (46.57%) CCNP
5 1224 (39.37%) WAN
6 1029 (33.10%) LAN
7 1023 (32.90%) BGP
8 1006 (32.36%) Juniper
9 970 (31.20%) CCNA
10 874 (28.11%) OSPF
11 807 (25.96%) MPLS
12 797 (25.64%) VPN
13 747 (24.03%) Cisco ASA
14 719 (23.13%) Network Security
15 696 (22.39%) CheckPoint
16 682 (21.94%) Data Centre
17 639 (20.55%) Wireless
18 633 (20.36%) Windows
19 628 (20.20%) TCP/IP
20 615 (19.78%) DNS
21 595 (19.14%) F5
22 570 (18.33%) Linux
23 542 (17.43%) Cisco Nexus
24 541 (17.40%) Palo Alto
25 503 (16.18%) VMware
26 499 (16.05%) ITIL
27 495 (15.92%) Network Design
28 457 (14.70%) CCIE
29 452 (14.54%) Load Balancing
30 451 (14.51%) 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 77 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 29 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
2 29 (0.93%) Skype for Business
3 22 (0.71%) IIS
4 21 (0.68%) Apache
5 18 (0.58%) CMS
6 13 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (0.42%) SharePoint
7 11 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (0.26%) nginx
8 8 (0.26%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.19%) SAS
11 5 (0.16%) JBoss
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.096%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.064%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.064%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 69 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.096%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.064%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.032%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 192 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 168 (5.40%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (1.90%) Office 365
4 33 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 21 (0.68%) SaaS
6 19 (0.61%) IaaS
7 11 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.29%) Akamai
9 6 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.19%) PaaS
10 4 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.064%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.064%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.064%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.064%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.064%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.064%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.032%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.032%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1949 (62.69%) Firewall
2 1224 (39.37%) WAN
3 1029 (33.10%) LAN
4 1023 (32.90%) BGP
5 874 (28.11%) OSPF
6 807 (25.96%) MPLS
7 797 (25.64%) VPN
8 747 (24.03%) Cisco ASA
9 719 (23.13%) Network Security
10 639 (20.55%) Wireless
11 628 (20.20%) TCP/IP
12 615 (19.78%) DNS
13 542 (17.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 446 (14.35%) DHCP
15 428 (13.77%) VoIP
16 394 (12.67%) IPsec
17 373 (12.00%) EIGRP
18 356 (11.45%) VLAN
19 337 (10.84%) Cisco IOS
20 224 (7.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (1.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (0.51%) MySQL
3 11 (0.35%) Big Data
4 9 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.19%) Blockchain
5 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.096%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.096%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.096%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.064%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.064%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.064%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.064%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.064%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.032%) GIS
9 1 (0.032%) Informix
9 1 (0.032%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.032%) MS Access
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.29%) Metasploit
4 8 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (0.26%) Subversion
5 6 (0.19%) JIRA
6 5 (0.16%) GCC
6 5 (0.16%) GDB
6 5 (0.16%) Trac
7 4 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.064%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.032%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.032%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.032%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 363 (11.68%) Finance
2 334 (10.74%) Telecoms
3 111 (3.57%) Banking
4 34 (1.09%) Legal
5 32 (1.03%) Retail
6 25 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 23 (0.74%) Advertising
7 23 (0.74%) Law
8 22 (0.71%) Games
9 19 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 19 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.58%) Marketing
11 11 (0.35%) Automotive
12 10 (0.32%) Electronics
12 10 (0.32%) Publishing
13 9 (0.29%) Military
14 8 (0.26%) Back Office
15 5 (0.16%) Local Government
16 4 (0.13%) French Language
16 4 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (3.70%) 802.1X
2 45 (1.45%) Web Services
3 24 (0.77%) XMPP
4 20 (0.64%) CSS
4 20 (0.64%) HTML
5 17 (0.55%) XML
6 16 (0.51%) REST
7 8 (0.26%) JSON
8 7 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (0.23%) LAMP
8 7 (0.23%) Middleware
8 7 (0.23%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (0.16%) STL
10 4 (0.13%) WAP
11 3 (0.096%) CGI
11 3 (0.096%) FreeSWITCH
11 3 (0.096%) RFC 2547
11 3 (0.096%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.064%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 682 (21.94%) Data Centre
2 195 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 64 (2.06%) Driving Licence
5 62 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
6 59 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 53 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 43 (1.38%) Clustering
9 42 (1.35%) iPad
10 39 (1.25%) PKI
11 33 (1.06%) Smartphone
12 32 (1.03%) Fintech
13 29 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
14 27 (0.87%) CESG
15 25 (0.80%) Eurex
16 22 (0.71%) Hedge funds
17 20 (0.64%) Public Cloud
18 17 (0.55%) Virtual Team
19 11 (0.35%) Mobile Computing
19 11 (0.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 633 (20.36%) Windows
2 570 (18.33%) Linux
3 308 (9.91%) Windows Server
4 223 (7.17%) Unix
5 131 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 127 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 53 (1.70%) CentOS
9 50 (1.61%) Windows 7
10 30 (0.96%) Android
10 30 (0.96%) Windows 10
11 21 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 17 (0.55%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.48%) Solaris
14 14 (0.45%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.42%) Debian
16 11 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
17 9 (0.29%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (16.05%) ITIL
2 495 (15.92%) Network Design
3 452 (14.54%) Load Balancing
4 328 (10.55%) Network Monitoring
5 301 (9.68%) Network Management
6 221 (7.11%) Change Management
7 164 (5.28%) Root Cause Analysis
8 152 (4.89%) Mentoring
9 131 (4.21%) High Availability
10 128 (4.12%) Incident Management
11 112 (3.60%) SIEM
12 107 (3.44%) Kalman Filter
13 104 (3.35%) Cybersecurity
14 99 (3.18%) Service Delivery
15 95 (3.06%) Problem Management
16 94 (3.02%) Network Architecture
17 92 (2.96%) Service Management
18 91 (2.93%) Penetration Testing
18 91 (2.93%) Project Management
19 87 (2.80%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 200 (6.43%) Python
2 118 (3.80%) Perl
3 97 (3.12%) C
4 95 (3.06%) Bash Shell
5 64 (2.06%) SQL
6 57 (1.83%) PowerShell
7 31 (1.00%) Java
8 29 (0.93%) C++
8 29 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 28 (0.90%) Ruby
10 12 (0.39%) JavaScript
11 11 (0.35%) PHP
12 10 (0.32%) Tcl
13 7 (0.23%) C#
14 3 (0.096%) VBScript
15 2 (0.064%) Groovy
15 2 (0.064%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.064%) R
15 2 (0.064%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.064%) VB
Qualifications
1 1920 (61.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1448 (46.57%) CCNP
3 970 (31.20%) CCNA
4 457 (14.70%) CCIE
5 276 (8.88%) Security Cleared
6 233 (7.49%) Degree
7 191 (6.14%) SC Cleared
8 148 (4.76%) JNCIP
9 121 (3.89%) DV Cleared
10 100 (3.22%) CCSA
10 100 (3.22%) JNCIA
11 85 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 76 (2.44%) CCDA
13 74 (2.38%) JNCIS
14 71 (2.28%) CISSP
15 68 (2.19%) CCDP
15 68 (2.19%) CCSE
16 64 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
17 63 (2.03%) MCSE
18 56 (1.80%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (7.27%) SLA
2 69 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
4 27 (0.87%) PMO
5 11 (0.35%) QA
6 10 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.19%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.16%) GDPR
8 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.064%) GCP
10 2 (0.064%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.032%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 311 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 306 (9.84%) Active Directory
3 118 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 54 (1.74%) vSphere
5 48 (1.54%) ProxySG
6 37 (1.19%) KVM
6 37 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (0.93%) Xen
8 19 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (0.58%) XenApp
10 15 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (0.42%) Firmware
12 11 (0.35%) VMware NSX
13 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.26%) Docker
15 7 (0.23%) Snort
15 7 (0.23%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.23%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.19%) iptables
Systems Management
1 108 (3.47%) Nagios
2 106 (3.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 104 (3.35%) FortiGate
4 74 (2.38%) Cacti
5 70 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
6 58 (1.87%) SolarWinds Orion
7 50 (1.61%) SCCM
8 44 (1.42%) SCOM
9 43 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
10 30 (0.96%) Puppet
11 29 (0.93%) Opsview
12 27 (0.87%) Cisco LMS
12 27 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
13 22 (0.71%) vCenter Server
14 18 (0.58%) Ansible
14 18 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
15 15 (0.48%) Backup Exec
15 15 (0.48%) OpenView
16 12 (0.39%) SmokePing
16 12 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2442 (78.55%) Cisco
2 1006 (32.36%) Juniper
3 696 (22.39%) CheckPoint
4 595 (19.14%) F5
5 541 (17.40%) Palo Alto
6 503 (16.18%) VMware
7 451 (14.51%) Microsoft
8 245 (7.88%) HP
9 232 (7.46%) SolarWinds
10 196 (6.30%) Fortinet
11 194 (6.24%) Citrix
12 153 (4.92%) Riverbed
13 140 (4.50%) Aruba
14 121 (3.89%) Blue Coat
15 119 (3.83%) Meraki
16 98 (3.15%) Extreme Networks
17 97 (3.12%) Avaya
18 77 (2.48%) Dell
19 66 (2.12%) Brocade
20 60 (1.93%) Arista