Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 196 220 239
Rank change year-on-year +24 +19 -84
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,145 2,405 2,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.60% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.67% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,722 1,956 2,186
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £28,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%

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 118,710 144,433 167,860
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.92% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 95,152 115,588 137,439
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 +26 2,051 £50,000 +5.26% 367
UK excluding London +2 1,266 £45,000 +5.88% 303
London +37 838 £60,000 +4.35% 89
South East +49 521 £50,000 +11.11% 93
Midlands -4 204 £42,500 -0.47% 45
North of England -3 185 £41,500 -2.35% 80
East of England +5 177 £40,000 +9.97% 33
South West -11 125 £45,000 - 27
West Midlands -25 121 £47,500 +11.76% 34
North West +27 112 £42,000 +5.00% 46
East Midlands +20 82 £41,000 -8.89% 10
Yorkshire -60 50 £40,000 -15.30% 20
Scotland +26 39 £43,750 -2.78% 14
North East +26 23 £41,500 +3.75% 14
Wales -3 9 £43,750 +16.67% 10
Northern Ireland +13 6 £37,500 +11.11% 1

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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 1,600 (74.59%) Cisco
2 1,357 (63.26%) Firewall
3 1,348 (62.84%) Cisco Certification
4 930 (43.36%) WAN
5 927 (43.22%) CCNP
6 821 (38.28%) LAN
7 697 (32.49%) BGP
8 693 (32.31%) CCNA
9 610 (28.44%) OSPF
10 569 (26.53%) VPN
11 558 (26.01%) Juniper
12 543 (25.31%) Network Security
13 533 (24.85%) MPLS
14 499 (23.26%) Palo Alto
15 495 (23.08%) Data Centre
16 482 (22.47%) TCP/IP
17 432 (20.14%) CheckPoint
18 430 (20.05%) Wireless
19 377 (17.58%) Cisco ASA
20 320 (14.92%) DNS
21 313 (14.59%) Windows
21 313 (14.59%) Finance
22 300 (13.99%) Microsoft
23 297 (13.85%) ITIL
24 290 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
25 286 (13.33%) Azure
26 281 (13.10%) VMware
27 277 (12.91%) F5
28 261 (12.17%) Wi-Fi
29 260 (12.12%) Network Design

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 30 (1.40%) MS Exchange
2 14 (0.65%) Confluence
3 10 (0.47%) IIS
3 10 (0.47%) Skype for Business
4 9 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.37%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.28%) SAS
8 2 (0.093%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.093%) nginx
9 1 (0.047%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.047%) CMS
9 1 (0.047%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.047%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.047%) Tomcat
Applications
1 54 (2.52%) MS Visio
2 49 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.14%) assyst
3 1 (0.047%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 286 (13.33%) Azure
2 165 (7.69%) AWS
3 96 (4.48%) Office 365
4 38 (1.77%) SaaS
5 30 (1.40%) IaaS
6 22 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 17 (0.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 14 (0.65%) PaaS
9 10 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.23%) GCP
10 5 (0.23%) GitHub
11 2 (0.093%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.093%) Route 53
12 1 (0.047%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.047%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.047%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.047%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1,357 (63.26%) Firewall
2 930 (43.36%) WAN
3 821 (38.28%) LAN
4 697 (32.49%) BGP
5 610 (28.44%) OSPF
6 569 (26.53%) VPN
7 543 (25.31%) Network Security
8 533 (24.85%) MPLS
9 482 (22.47%) TCP/IP
10 430 (20.05%) Wireless
11 377 (17.58%) Cisco ASA
12 320 (14.92%) DNS
13 261 (12.17%) Wi-Fi
14 249 (11.61%) IPsec
15 248 (11.56%) VoIP
16 239 (11.14%) Internet
17 235 (10.96%) DHCP
18 231 (10.77%) Cisco Nexus
18 231 (10.77%) VLAN
19 155 (7.23%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (0.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.093%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.047%) GIS
5 1 (0.047%) MySQL
5 1 (0.047%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 47 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.37%) JIRA
5 6 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.19%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.093%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.047%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 313 (14.59%) Finance
2 244 (11.38%) Telecoms
3 90 (4.20%) Banking
4 66 (3.08%) Retail
5 50 (2.33%) Public Sector
6 29 (1.35%) Law
7 24 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 20 (0.93%) Aerospace
8 20 (0.93%) Electronics
9 17 (0.79%) Legal
10 15 (0.70%) Marketing
11 12 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.56%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.51%) Advertising
13 10 (0.47%) French Language
14 9 (0.42%) Japanese Language
15 7 (0.33%) Police
16 6 (0.28%) Back Office
17 5 (0.23%) Dutch Language
17 5 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.40%) 802.1X
2 11 (0.51%) XMPP
3 9 (0.42%) Web Services
4 8 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (0.28%) Jinja
6 5 (0.23%) LDAP
7 4 (0.19%) CSS
7 4 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.19%) jQuery
8 3 (0.14%) RESTful
9 2 (0.093%) JSON
9 2 (0.093%) REST
9 2 (0.093%) YAML
10 1 (0.047%) gRPC
10 1 (0.047%) JBoss Seam
10 1 (0.047%) Laravel
10 1 (0.047%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (0.047%) libvirt
10 1 (0.047%) Memcached
10 1 (0.047%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 495 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 154 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
4 90 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 63 (2.94%) Driving Licence
6 44 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 25 (1.17%) CCTV
8 24 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (1.07%) Public Cloud
10 19 (0.89%) DataPower
11 16 (0.75%) PKI
11 16 (0.75%) Private Cloud
12 14 (0.65%) Fibre Optics
12 14 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
15 10 (0.47%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.47%) Wiki
16 9 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 313 (14.59%) Windows
2 228 (10.63%) Linux
3 149 (6.95%) Windows Server
4 68 (3.17%) Unix
5 45 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 25 (1.17%) Apple iOS
7 25 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.42%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.33%) CentOS
11 7 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.28%) Solaris
13 5 (0.23%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.19%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.093%) CatOS
16 2 (0.093%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.047%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (13.85%) ITIL
2 290 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
3 260 (12.12%) Network Design
4 252 (11.75%) Load Balancing
5 207 (9.65%) Network Monitoring
6 140 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 125 (5.83%) Change Management
8 120 (5.59%) Network Management
9 104 (4.85%) Mentoring
10 97 (4.52%) Information Security
11 94 (4.38%) Cybersecurity
12 84 (3.92%) Incident Management
13 83 (3.87%) Migration
14 82 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
15 79 (3.68%) Computer Science
16 76 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 76 (3.54%) Project Management
17 73 (3.40%) Kalman Filter
17 73 (3.40%) Network Architecture
18 71 (3.31%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 112 (5.22%) Python
2 37 (1.72%) Bash Shell
3 36 (1.68%) C
3 36 (1.68%) PowerShell
4 35 (1.63%) SQL
5 20 (0.93%) Perl
6 10 (0.47%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.42%) C++
8 7 (0.33%) PHP
9 6 (0.28%) Go
9 6 (0.28%) Java
10 4 (0.19%) VBScript
11 3 (0.14%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.047%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.047%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.047%) Tcl
12 1 (0.047%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,348 (62.84%) Cisco Certification
2 927 (43.22%) CCNP
3 693 (32.31%) CCNA
4 251 (11.70%) CCIE
5 204 (9.51%) Degree
6 166 (7.74%) Security Cleared
7 138 (6.43%) JNCIA
8 114 (5.31%) JNCIP
9 108 (5.03%) JNCIS
10 105 (4.90%) SC Cleared
11 71 (3.31%) CCDP
12 66 (3.08%) CCSA
13 59 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 51 (2.38%) JNCIE
15 49 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
16 43 (2.00%) CCSE
17 38 (1.77%) MCSE
18 29 (1.35%) DBS Check
19 28 (1.31%) CISSP
19 28 (1.31%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (5.64%) SLA
2 57 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
4 28 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.37%) GDPR
6 7 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.28%) ISO 22301
7 6 (0.28%) QA
8 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.14%) PMO
10 2 (0.093%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.093%) FISMA
10 2 (0.093%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.047%) NIST
System Software
1 198 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 191 (8.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 44 (2.05%) Firmware
4 44 (2.05%) VMware NSX
5 29 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
7 20 (0.93%) vSphere
8 19 (0.89%) ProxySG
9 12 (0.56%) BIND 9
10 11 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.33%) Docker
11 7 (0.33%) XenApp
11 7 (0.33%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.23%) pfSense
12 5 (0.23%) vCloud
13 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.093%) KVM
14 2 (0.093%) NLBS
15 1 (0.047%) Snort
Systems Management
1 117 (5.45%) FortiGate
2 80 (3.73%) Ansible
3 68 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 46 (2.14%) Cisco Prime
5 30 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
6 29 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
7 24 (1.12%) Puppet
8 19 (0.89%) vCenter Server
9 13 (0.61%) SCOM
10 12 (0.56%) Cisco CME
10 12 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (0.56%) RANCID
10 12 (0.56%) SCCM
11 11 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
11 11 (0.51%) Terraform
12 10 (0.47%) Nagios
12 10 (0.47%) Stealthwatch
13 8 (0.37%) Kubernetes
14 6 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
15 5 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,600 (74.59%) Cisco
2 558 (26.01%) Juniper
3 499 (23.26%) Palo Alto
4 432 (20.14%) CheckPoint
5 300 (13.99%) Microsoft
6 281 (13.10%) VMware
7 277 (12.91%) F5
8 236 (11.00%) SolarWinds
9 199 (9.28%) Meraki
10 179 (8.34%) Fortinet
11 154 (7.18%) HP
12 120 (5.59%) Citrix
13 116 (5.41%) Aruba
14 68 (3.17%) Blue Coat
15 60 (2.80%) Arista
16 52 (2.42%) Huawei
17 47 (2.19%) Avaya
18 46 (2.14%) NetApp
19 40 (1.86%) Dell
19 40 (1.86%) Forcepoint