The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 176 182
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1703 1956 2007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 1.99% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 2.06% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1473 1670 1708
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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 28 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 28 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 -11 1633 £47,500 - 139
London -31 569 £52,500 -4.54% 45
South East +25 456 £47,500 +2.15% 28
North West +30 172 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Berkshire +18 148 £55,000 +4.76% 5
East of England -20 127 £45,000 +5.88% 18
City of London 0 114 £55,000 - 9
South West -14 98 £42,500 +25.00% 11
West Midlands -25 94 £40,000 -5.32% 13
Manchester +10 93 £45,000 +25.87% 10
Surrey +14 88 £45,000 - 3
Reading +19 83 £55,000 -6.38% 2
Hampshire -9 82 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Oxfordshire +80 76 £50,000 +85.18% 3
Yorkshire -29 75 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East Midlands +24 45 £45,750 +10.90% 5
Birmingham +9 45 £45,000 - 5
Hertfordshire -36 43 £52,500 +23.52% 5
Basingstoke +5 41 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Cheshire -18 40 £45,000 - 3
West Yorkshire -28 39 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Wiltshire +16 37 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Bristol -24 32 £40,000 +73.91% 5
Essex +14 30 £52,500 +16.66% 1
North Yorkshire +10 28 £45,000 +20.00%
Kent +6 28 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 27 £53,000 +6.00% 6
Oxford +27 25 £52,500 - 2
Scotland +17 24 £58,750 +26.34% 4
Warwickshire +24 23 £35,000 -16.66% 1

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 2724 (79.67%) Cisco
2 2209 (64.61%) Firewall
3 2158 (63.12%) Cisco Certification
4 1641 (48.00%) CCNP
5 1197 (35.01%) WAN
6 1179 (34.48%) Juniper
7 1104 (32.29%) CCNA
8 1044 (30.54%) BGP
9 1024 (29.95%) LAN
10 937 (27.41%) OSPF
11 918 (26.85%) MPLS
12 915 (26.76%) Cisco ASA
13 905 (26.47%) VPN
14 791 (23.14%) CheckPoint
15 786 (22.99%) Network Security
16 768 (22.46%) Data Centre
17 749 (21.91%) Wireless
18 713 (20.85%) F5
19 678 (19.83%) Windows
20 676 (19.77%) Palo Alto
21 620 (18.13%) DNS
22 610 (17.84%) TCP/IP
23 598 (17.49%) Linux
24 588 (17.20%) Cisco Nexus
25 550 (16.09%) Network Design
26 512 (14.98%) ITIL
27 490 (14.33%) VMware
28 487 (14.24%) CCIE
29 484 (14.16%) VoIP
30 426 (12.46%) 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 67 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 39 (1.14%) IIS
3 38 (1.11%) Apache
4 29 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (0.82%) Skype for Business
6 24 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 17 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 14 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.18%) nginx
11 5 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.088%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.088%) JBoss
13 3 (0.088%) SAS
14 2 (0.058%) Confluence
14 2 (0.058%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.058%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 82 (2.40%) MS Visio
2 79 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.058%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.29%) 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 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
1 133 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (1.17%) Office 365
3 18 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (0.53%) IaaS
4 16 (0.47%) SaaS
4 16 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (0.23%) Akamai
5 8 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (0.18%) PaaS
7 5 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.088%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.088%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.088%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.058%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2209 (64.61%) Firewall
2 1197 (35.01%) WAN
3 1044 (30.54%) BGP
4 1024 (29.95%) LAN
5 937 (27.41%) OSPF
6 918 (26.85%) MPLS
7 915 (26.76%) Cisco ASA
8 905 (26.47%) VPN
9 786 (22.99%) Network Security
10 749 (21.91%) Wireless
11 620 (18.13%) DNS
12 610 (17.84%) TCP/IP
13 588 (17.20%) Cisco Nexus
14 484 (14.16%) VoIP
15 402 (11.76%) DHCP
16 387 (11.32%) VLAN
17 337 (9.86%) Cisco IOS
18 329 (9.62%) IPsec
19 315 (9.21%) EIGRP
20 239 (6.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 22 (0.64%) 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%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.088%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.058%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.058%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.058%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.058%) 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%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.029%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.029%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (0.73%) 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 (0.058%) JIRA
7 1 (0.029%) Metasploit
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
1 410 (11.99%) Finance
2 399 (11.67%) Telecoms
3 100 (2.92%) Banking
4 54 (1.58%) Retail
5 42 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 36 (1.05%) Legal
7 27 (0.79%) Law
8 26 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 24 (0.70%) Marketing
10 22 (0.64%) Games
11 19 (0.56%) Advertising
12 15 (0.44%) Electronics
13 13 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.26%) Back Office
15 8 (0.23%) Publishing
16 7 (0.20%) Automotive
16 7 (0.20%) Military
17 6 (0.18%) Front Office
18 5 (0.15%) Online Betting
19 4 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (3.07%) 802.1X
2 26 (0.76%) CSS
3 24 (0.70%) Web Services
4 23 (0.67%) REST
5 21 (0.61%) HTML
6 15 (0.44%) LAMP
7 13 (0.38%) 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%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.088%) Kafka
12 3 (0.088%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.088%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 768 (22.46%) Data Centre
2 205 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 82 (2.40%) Driving Licence
5 73 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 46 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 43 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
8 41 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 39 (1.14%) iPad
10 31 (0.91%) Hedge funds
11 30 (0.88%) Fintech
11 30 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
12 28 (0.82%) Smartphone
13 25 (0.73%) PKI
14 22 (0.64%) Clustering
15 21 (0.61%) Public Cloud
16 19 (0.56%) CESG
17 14 (0.41%) CCTV
18 13 (0.38%) User Experience
19 12 (0.35%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 678 (19.83%) Windows
2 598 (17.49%) Linux
3 334 (9.77%) Windows Server
4 240 (7.02%) Unix
5 132 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 131 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (1.78%) CentOS
8 55 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (1.37%) Windows 7
10 25 (0.73%) Windows 10
11 24 (0.70%) Android
12 23 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (0.64%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.53%) Solaris
15 17 (0.50%) Debian
16 13 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.32%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.26%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (16.09%) Network Design
2 512 (14.98%) ITIL
3 418 (12.23%) Load Balancing
4 303 (8.86%) Network Management
5 279 (8.16%) Network Monitoring
6 209 (6.11%) Change Management
7 180 (5.26%) Presales
8 160 (4.68%) High Availability
9 157 (4.59%) Mentoring
10 124 (3.63%) Service Delivery
11 122 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
12 118 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
13 110 (3.22%) Project Management
14 109 (3.19%) Change Control
15 93 (2.72%) Network Architecture
16 91 (2.66%) Service Management
17 90 (2.63%) Penetration Testing
18 89 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
18 89 (2.60%) SIEM
19 83 (2.43%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (5.18%) Python
2 119 (3.48%) Perl
3 78 (2.28%) Bash Shell
4 66 (1.93%) SQL
5 61 (1.78%) C
6 48 (1.40%) PowerShell
7 35 (1.02%) Shell Script
8 23 (0.67%) Java
9 17 (0.50%) C++
9 17 (0.50%) PHP
10 13 (0.38%) Ruby
11 6 (0.18%) R
12 5 (0.15%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.088%) VBScript
14 2 (0.058%) Groovy
14 2 (0.058%) Lisp
14 2 (0.058%) Tcl
14 2 (0.058%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.058%) VB
15 1 (0.029%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2158 (63.12%) Cisco Certification
2 1641 (48.00%) CCNP
3 1104 (32.29%) CCNA
4 487 (14.24%) CCIE
5 274 (8.01%) Security Cleared
6 243 (7.11%) Degree
7 174 (5.09%) SC Cleared
8 150 (4.39%) JNCIP
9 136 (3.98%) JNCIA
10 125 (3.66%) DV Cleared
11 97 (2.84%) CCSA
12 95 (2.78%) JNCIS
13 92 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 76 (2.22%) MCSE
15 74 (2.16%) CCSP
16 71 (2.08%) CCDA
17 70 (2.05%) CCDP
18 59 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
19 58 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
20 54 (1.58%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (5.70%) SLA
2 63 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 57 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.85%) 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 11 (0.32%) PMO
7 6 (0.18%) GDPR
8 5 (0.15%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.058%) GCP
9 2 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.029%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 292 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 277 (8.10%) Active Directory
3 125 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 54 (1.58%) ProxySG
5 47 (1.37%) vSphere
6 44 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (0.79%) KVM
8 22 (0.64%) XenApp
9 20 (0.58%) Xen
10 19 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
11 18 (0.53%) Firmware
12 12 (0.35%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.32%) Snort
13 11 (0.32%) 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
1 180 (5.26%) FortiGate
2 142 (4.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 80 (2.34%) Nagios
4 73 (2.14%) Cisco Prime
5 55 (1.61%) SolarWinds Orion
6 54 (1.58%) SCCM
7 49 (1.43%) Cacti
8 41 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
9 38 (1.11%) SCOM
10 35 (1.02%) Puppet
11 23 (0.67%) OpenView
12 21 (0.61%) Backup Exec
12 21 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
13 12 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (0.35%) RANCID
14 11 (0.32%) OpenNebula
14 11 (0.32%) OpenNMS
14 11 (0.32%) vCenter Server
14 11 (0.32%) WSUS
15 10 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2724 (79.67%) Cisco
2 1179 (34.48%) Juniper
3 791 (23.14%) CheckPoint
4 713 (20.85%) F5
5 676 (19.77%) Palo Alto
6 490 (14.33%) VMware
7 426 (12.46%) Microsoft
8 286 (8.37%) HP
9 285 (8.34%) Fortinet
10 235 (6.87%) SolarWinds
11 203 (5.94%) Citrix
12 166 (4.86%) Riverbed
13 148 (4.33%) Aruba
14 126 (3.69%) Blue Coat
15 109 (3.19%) Avaya
16 108 (3.16%) Meraki
17 107 (3.13%) Extreme Networks
18 102 (2.98%) SonicWALL
19 73 (2.14%) Brocade
20 68 (1.99%) WatchGuard
Greater Manchester
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £31000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Webrecruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £58,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Excellent Salary and Benefits packag
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Yoh
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £43000 - £53000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits Package, Overti
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Flexy hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum + 5% on call allowance
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus & Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum £52,000 plus 15% bonus and much more
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Imperative People
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago