Period
to 26 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 245 180
Rank change year-on-year +70 -65 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,866 2,393 3,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 1.37% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.42% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,162 1,974 2,984
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +2.70% +0.54%
10th Percentile £30,525 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%

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 138,581 168,019 167,295
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.30% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 110,407 136,456 137,744
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.08%

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 26 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Top 17 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 26 June 2019. 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 +75 2,773 £45,000 -5.26% 458
UK excluding London +86 2,078 £42,500 -5.56% 366
North of England +171 881 £40,000 -5.88% 99
London +17 748 £57,500 +4.55% 123
Yorkshire +156 703 £40,000 -5.88% 36
South East +31 587 £47,500 +5.56% 109
Midlands +59 231 £42,500 - 51
East of England +79 168 £37,500 -31.82% 47
West Midlands +73 168 £42,500 -10.53% 28
North West +44 163 £42,500 +6.25% 60
South West +1 157 £45,000 +12.50% 30
East Midlands +26 62 £43,750 +5.42% 23
Scotland -37 31 £45,000 +12.50% 13
North East +21 18 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Wales +6 18 £42,500 -10.53% 16
Northern Ireland -22 5 £37,500 +13.64% 2
Isle of Man - 5 £42,500 -

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, Network Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 2,112 (73.69%) Cisco
2 2,015 (70.31%) Cisco Certification
3 1,730 (60.36%) Firewall
4 1,542 (53.80%) CCNP
5 1,429 (49.86%) WAN
6 1,360 (47.45%) CCNA
7 1,028 (35.87%) MPLS
8 922 (32.17%) BGP
9 856 (29.87%) Network Security
10 838 (29.24%) OSPF
11 828 (28.89%) VPN
12 824 (28.75%) Cisco ASA
13 788 (27.49%) LAN
14 690 (24.08%) Cisco Nexus
15 686 (23.94%) Palo Alto
16 635 (22.16%) Juniper
17 628 (21.91%) Linux
18 570 (19.89%) DNS
18 570 (19.89%) CheckPoint
19 556 (19.40%) Network Design
20 520 (18.14%) Data Centre
21 511 (17.83%) Wireless
22 479 (16.71%) Fortinet
23 467 (16.29%) IPsec
24 453 (15.81%) Network Management
25 396 (13.82%) Python
26 380 (13.26%) Change Control
27 377 (13.15%) Internet
28 364 (12.70%) Service Delivery
29 363 (12.67%) F5

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 70 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 32 (1.12%) IIS
3 26 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (0.70%) SharePoint
5 19 (0.66%) Skype for Business
6 14 (0.49%) Apache
6 14 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.45%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.10%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.070%) Confluence
11 2 (0.070%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.070%) SAS
11 2 (0.070%) Smallworld
12 1 (0.035%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.035%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.035%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.035%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.31%) Odoo
3 2 (0.070%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 1 (0.035%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.035%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 195 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 154 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (2.55%) Office 365
4 21 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (0.66%) SaaS
6 12 (0.42%) IaaS
7 10 (0.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 10 (0.35%) PaaS
8 8 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.070%) Akamai
11 1 (0.035%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.035%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.035%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.035%) Route 53
11 1 (0.035%) Serverless
11 1 (0.035%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,730 (60.36%) Firewall
2 1,429 (49.86%) WAN
3 1,028 (35.87%) MPLS
4 922 (32.17%) BGP
5 856 (29.87%) Network Security
6 838 (29.24%) OSPF
7 828 (28.89%) VPN
8 824 (28.75%) Cisco ASA
9 788 (27.49%) LAN
10 690 (24.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 570 (19.89%) DNS
12 511 (17.83%) Wireless
13 467 (16.29%) IPsec
14 377 (13.15%) Internet
15 350 (12.21%) NetScaler
16 341 (11.90%) TCP/IP
17 330 (11.51%) VoIP
18 317 (11.06%) Broadband
19 299 (10.43%) SMTP
20 293 (10.22%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 16 (0.56%) Blockchain
3 10 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.17%) Big Data
4 5 (0.17%) MySQL
4 5 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.070%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.070%) GIS
7 2 (0.070%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.070%) UniData
8 1 (0.035%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.035%) Informix
8 1 (0.035%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.035%) MS Access
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.035%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.035%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.035%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 24 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.14%) JIRA
4 3 (0.10%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.070%) Hudson
5 2 (0.070%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.035%) GitLab
6 1 (0.035%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.035%) TeamCity
General
1 329 (11.48%) Telecoms
2 264 (9.21%) Finance
3 90 (3.14%) Retail
4 81 (2.83%) Banking
5 34 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 24 (0.84%) Advertising
7 24 (0.84%) Law
8 21 (0.73%) Aerospace
9 20 (0.70%) Marketing
10 17 (0.59%) Legal
11 12 (0.42%) Electronics
12 11 (0.38%) Automotive
13 7 (0.24%) Front Office
14 5 (0.17%) Back Office
14 5 (0.17%) Games
14 5 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.14%) Local Government
16 3 (0.10%) French Language
17 2 (0.070%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (2.13%) 802.1X
2 12 (0.42%) Web Services
2 12 (0.42%) XMPP
3 8 (0.28%) JSON
4 5 (0.17%) WCF
5 4 (0.14%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.14%) LDAP
6 3 (0.10%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.070%) HTML
7 2 (0.070%) YAML
8 1 (0.035%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.035%) CSS
8 1 (0.035%) Express
8 1 (0.035%) Kafka
8 1 (0.035%) libvirt
8 1 (0.035%) RFC 2547
8 1 (0.035%) ServiceStack
8 1 (0.035%) Web Services Management
8 1 (0.035%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 520 (18.14%) Data Centre
2 348 (12.14%) Management Information System
3 179 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 97 (3.38%) Driving Licence
6 45 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 38 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
8 32 (1.12%) Public Cloud
9 19 (0.66%) Handset
10 18 (0.63%) PKI
11 15 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 15 (0.52%) e-Learning
11 15 (0.52%) Fibre Optics
11 15 (0.52%) Hedge funds
11 15 (0.52%) NHS
11 15 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
12 13 (0.45%) BBC
12 13 (0.45%) Replication
13 12 (0.42%) Clustering
14 11 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 628 (21.91%) Linux
2 353 (12.32%) Windows
3 351 (12.25%) Unix
4 210 (7.33%) Windows Server
5 69 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (1.92%) Debian
7 54 (1.88%) CentOS
8 44 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.66%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.52%) Windows 10
11 13 (0.45%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.35%) CatOS
12 10 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.14%) Android
15 4 (0.14%) Check Point GAiA
16 2 (0.070%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (19.40%) Network Design
2 453 (15.81%) Network Management
3 380 (13.26%) Change Control
4 364 (12.70%) Service Delivery
5 358 (12.49%) ITIL
6 313 (10.92%) Presales
7 290 (10.12%) Product Management
8 264 (9.21%) Load Balancing
9 260 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
10 236 (8.23%) Validation
11 202 (7.05%) Network Monitoring
12 164 (5.72%) Change Management
13 143 (4.99%) Mentoring
14 129 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 121 (4.22%) Project Management
16 104 (3.63%) Incident Management
17 95 (3.31%) Network Architecture
18 94 (3.28%) Technical Leadership
19 86 (3.00%) Kalman Filter
20 80 (2.79%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 396 (13.82%) Python
2 302 (10.54%) Perl
3 300 (10.47%) Bash Shell
4 49 (1.71%) C
5 45 (1.57%) SQL
6 29 (1.01%) PowerShell
7 8 (0.28%) Java
8 7 (0.24%) C++
9 6 (0.21%) Ruby
10 3 (0.10%) R
10 3 (0.10%) Tcl
11 2 (0.070%) Go
11 2 (0.070%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.035%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.035%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2,015 (70.31%) Cisco Certification
2 1,542 (53.80%) CCNP
3 1,360 (47.45%) CCNA
4 319 (11.13%) CCIE
5 256 (8.93%) Security Cleared
6 189 (6.59%) Degree
7 165 (5.76%) SC Cleared
8 109 (3.80%) JNCIP
9 102 (3.56%) JNCIA
10 88 (3.07%) CCDP
11 82 (2.86%) CCSE
12 77 (2.69%) CCSA
12 77 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 76 (2.65%) JNCIS
14 72 (2.51%) DV Cleared
15 52 (1.81%) CISSP
15 52 (1.81%) MCSE
16 48 (1.67%) JNCIE
17 40 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
18 35 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (11.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 295 (10.29%) ISO 9001
3 132 (4.61%) SLA
4 34 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.80%) GDPR
6 10 (0.35%) QA
7 9 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.28%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.24%) PMO
10 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.070%) COBIT
12 2 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.035%) BS7799
13 1 (0.035%) GPG13
13 1 (0.035%) NIST
13 1 (0.035%) NIST 800
System Software
1 202 (7.05%) vCloud
2 177 (6.18%) Active Directory
3 174 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (2.34%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (0.73%) Firmware
7 19 (0.66%) BIND 9
8 16 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (0.56%) VMware NSX
9 10 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.28%) ProxySG
10 8 (0.28%) vSphere
11 6 (0.21%) XenApp
12 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.14%) Docker
14 3 (0.10%) KVM
14 3 (0.10%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.070%) iptables
16 1 (0.035%) pfSense
16 1 (0.035%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 351 (12.25%) Nagios
2 337 (11.76%) FortiGate
3 111 (3.87%) Cisco Prime
4 79 (2.76%) Cisco CUCM
5 41 (1.43%) Ansible
6 39 (1.36%) SCCM
6 39 (1.36%) SCOM
7 30 (1.05%) RANCID
8 21 (0.73%) AirWatch
9 17 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
9 17 (0.59%) Terraform
10 13 (0.45%) Puppet
11 11 (0.38%) Nessus
12 10 (0.35%) Cacti
12 10 (0.35%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.31%) Kubernetes
14 6 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.21%) TrustSec
14 6 (0.21%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2,112 (73.69%) Cisco
2 686 (23.94%) Palo Alto
3 635 (22.16%) Juniper
4 570 (19.89%) CheckPoint
5 479 (16.71%) Fortinet
6 363 (12.67%) F5
7 352 (12.28%) VMware
8 299 (10.43%) Microsoft
9 229 (7.99%) SolarWinds
10 185 (6.45%) Meraki
11 124 (4.33%) HP
12 99 (3.45%) Citrix
13 96 (3.35%) NetApp
14 70 (2.44%) Riverbed
15 67 (2.34%) Brocade
16 65 (2.27%) Aruba
17 63 (2.20%) Dell
18 61 (2.13%) Avaya
19 57 (1.99%) EMC
20 44 (1.54%) Blue Coat