The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 167 178
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1738 2036 2000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 2.04% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.12% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1503 1740 1675
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 82911 96253 103280
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.18% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 68445 80998 84649
Median salary £45,000 £47,300 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.86% +5.11%  
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 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -7 1683 £46,250 -2.63% 182
London -19 558 £52,500 -4.54% 59
South East +26 522 £47,500 +5.55% 25
Berkshire +23 181 £49,000 -6.66% 7
North West +18 150 £45,000 +5.88% 32
Surrey +28 119 £45,000 +5.88% 3
East of England -21 119 £42,500 - 15
West Midlands -3 117 £41,250 -8.33% 17
City of London -14 107 £55,000 - 16
Reading +10 89 £52,500 -12.50% 2
South West -10 87 £40,000 +15.10% 9
Manchester +16 80 £45,000 +16.12% 23
Hampshire -12 80 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Oxfordshire +61 78 £50,000 -9.09% 7
Yorkshire -41 76 £45,000 - 10
East Midlands +37 57 £46,250 +26.71% 13
Birmingham +5 49 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Hertfordshire -32 43 £50,000 +17.64% 1
West Yorkshire -42 40 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Cheshire -15 32 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Warwickshire +29 31 £35,000 -16.66%
Kent +4 30 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Basingstoke -9 30 £42,500 +13.33%
North Yorkshire +10 29 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 29 £40,000 - 3
Redhill +12 28 £60,000 +3.44%
Wiltshire +5 28 £45,000 +42.85% 1
Bristol -4 28 £40,000 +66.66% 3
Leeds -31 25 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Essex +9 22 £35,000 -22.22% 3

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 2772 (80.56%) Cisco
2 2245 (65.24%) Firewall
3 2183 (63.44%) Cisco Certification
4 1667 (48.45%) CCNP
5 1216 (35.34%) Juniper
6 1213 (35.25%) WAN
7 1145 (33.28%) CCNA
8 1042 (30.28%) LAN
9 1039 (30.19%) BGP
10 947 (27.52%) OSPF
11 931 (27.06%) MPLS
12 923 (26.82%) VPN
13 917 (26.65%) Cisco ASA
14 841 (24.44%) Network Security
15 781 (22.70%) CheckPoint
16 777 (22.58%) Data Centre
17 763 (22.17%) Wireless
18 710 (20.63%) F5
19 688 (19.99%) Palo Alto
20 667 (19.38%) Windows
21 635 (18.45%) DNS
22 589 (17.12%) TCP/IP
23 578 (16.80%) Cisco Nexus
24 574 (16.68%) Linux
25 531 (15.43%) Network Design
26 494 (14.36%) VoIP
27 480 (13.95%) CCIE
28 478 (13.89%) ITIL
29 455 (13.22%) VMware
30 415 (12.06%) 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 68 (1.98%) MS Exchange
2 44 (1.28%) IIS
3 37 (1.08%) Apache
4 31 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 26 (0.76%) Skype for Business
7 20 (0.58%) SharePoint
8 17 (0.49%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.20%) nginx
10 7 (0.20%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.087%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.087%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.058%) Confluence
14 2 (0.058%) JBoss
14 2 (0.058%) SAS
15 1 (0.029%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 87 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 75 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
4 7 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.087%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.029%) GIMP
6 1 (0.029%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.029%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.029%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 114 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (0.99%) Office 365
4 23 (0.67%) SaaS
5 22 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.55%) IaaS
7 13 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.17%) Akamai
9 6 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.12%) PaaS
11 3 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.087%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.087%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.058%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.029%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2245 (65.24%) Firewall
2 1213 (35.25%) WAN
3 1042 (30.28%) LAN
4 1039 (30.19%) BGP
5 947 (27.52%) OSPF
6 931 (27.06%) MPLS
7 923 (26.82%) VPN
8 917 (26.65%) Cisco ASA
9 841 (24.44%) Network Security
10 763 (22.17%) Wireless
11 635 (18.45%) DNS
12 589 (17.12%) TCP/IP
13 578 (16.80%) Cisco Nexus
14 494 (14.36%) VoIP
15 405 (11.77%) VLAN
16 397 (11.54%) DHCP
17 335 (9.74%) Cisco IOS
18 322 (9.36%) IPsec
19 302 (8.78%) EIGRP
20 238 (6.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (1.51%) SQL Server
2 19 (0.55%) MySQL
3 9 (0.26%) Big Data
3 9 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.17%) NoSQL
4 6 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.087%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.087%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.058%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.058%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.029%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.029%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.029%) Informix
7 1 (0.029%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.029%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.029%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.029%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.029%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (0.41%) Git (software)
2 13 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.23%) GCC
3 8 (0.23%) GDB
3 8 (0.23%) Subversion
3 8 (0.23%) Trac
4 6 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.12%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.058%) JIRA
7 1 (0.029%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.029%) Vagrant
General
1 415 (12.06%) Finance
2 388 (11.28%) Telecoms
3 96 (2.79%) Banking
4 58 (1.69%) Retail
5 50 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 31 (0.90%) Legal
7 28 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 26 (0.76%) Law
9 21 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 20 (0.58%) Games
10 20 (0.58%) Marketing
11 14 (0.41%) Advertising
12 13 (0.38%) Electronics
13 9 (0.26%) Back Office
14 7 (0.20%) Publishing
15 6 (0.17%) French Language
15 6 (0.17%) Front Office
15 6 (0.17%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.12%) Automotive
17 3 (0.087%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (3.25%) 802.1X
2 25 (0.73%) CSS
3 22 (0.64%) REST
4 18 (0.52%) HTML
5 14 (0.41%) LAMP
5 14 (0.41%) Web Services
6 10 (0.29%) JSON
6 10 (0.29%) XML
7 8 (0.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 8 (0.23%) STL
8 6 (0.17%) CGI
8 6 (0.17%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.15%) XMPP
10 4 (0.12%) .NET
10 4 (0.12%) FreeSWITCH
10 4 (0.12%) Middleware
11 3 (0.087%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.087%) Kafka
11 3 (0.087%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.087%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 777 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 200 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 83 (2.41%) Driving Licence
5 67 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 48 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
7 38 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 38 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
8 36 (1.05%) Hedge funds
9 32 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
10 30 (0.87%) iPad
11 23 (0.67%) Fintech
12 22 (0.64%) PKI
12 22 (0.64%) Public Cloud
12 22 (0.64%) Smartphone
13 19 (0.55%) CESG
14 17 (0.49%) Clustering
15 15 (0.44%) IVR
15 15 (0.44%) User Experience
16 12 (0.35%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 667 (19.38%) Windows
2 574 (16.68%) Linux
3 332 (9.65%) Windows Server
4 237 (6.89%) Unix
5 126 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 125 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (1.54%) CentOS
7 53 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 25 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.55%) Windows 10
11 18 (0.52%) Android
12 17 (0.49%) Debian
12 17 (0.49%) Solaris
13 13 (0.38%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.35%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (15.43%) Network Design
2 478 (13.89%) ITIL
3 395 (11.48%) Load Balancing
4 315 (9.15%) Network Management
5 260 (7.56%) Network Monitoring
6 203 (5.90%) Presales
7 188 (5.46%) Change Management
8 156 (4.53%) Mentoring
9 148 (4.30%) High Availability
10 119 (3.46%) Project Management
11 118 (3.43%) Service Delivery
12 115 (3.34%) Root Cause Analysis
13 103 (2.99%) Cybersecurity
13 103 (2.99%) Network Architecture
14 100 (2.91%) Service Management
15 95 (2.76%) Change Control
16 89 (2.59%) Migration
17 86 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
18 83 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
19 81 (2.35%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 164 (4.77%) Python
2 111 (3.23%) Perl
3 74 (2.15%) Bash Shell
4 70 (2.03%) SQL
5 43 (1.25%) PowerShell
6 41 (1.19%) C
7 35 (1.02%) Shell Script
8 22 (0.64%) Java
9 18 (0.52%) PHP
10 15 (0.44%) C++
11 8 (0.23%) Ruby
12 6 (0.17%) R
13 4 (0.12%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.087%) Tcl
15 2 (0.058%) Groovy
15 2 (0.058%) Lisp
15 2 (0.058%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.058%) VB
15 2 (0.058%) VBScript
16 1 (0.029%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2183 (63.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1667 (48.45%) CCNP
3 1145 (33.28%) CCNA
4 480 (13.95%) CCIE
5 256 (7.44%) Degree
5 256 (7.44%) Security Cleared
6 169 (4.91%) SC Cleared
7 158 (4.59%) JNCIP
8 152 (4.42%) JNCIA
9 116 (3.37%) DV Cleared
10 109 (3.17%) CCSA
11 100 (2.91%) JNCIS
12 88 (2.56%) CCSP
13 84 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
14 72 (2.09%) CCDP
15 71 (2.06%) MCSE
16 65 (1.89%) CCDA
17 60 (1.74%) CCSE
18 59 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
19 57 (1.66%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (5.09%) SLA
2 73 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 51 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (0.52%) QA
6 17 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002
7 13 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.17%) GDPR
9 5 (0.15%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.12%) PMO
11 2 (0.058%) GCP
12 1 (0.029%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 278 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 271 (7.88%) Active Directory
3 123 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 53 (1.54%) ProxySG
5 50 (1.45%) vSphere
6 40 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (0.64%) KVM
8 21 (0.61%) XenApp
9 19 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
10 18 (0.52%) Firmware
11 15 (0.44%) Xen
12 11 (0.32%) Terminal Services
12 11 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.26%) Snort
14 7 (0.20%) pfSense
15 6 (0.17%) Docker
15 6 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.17%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.17%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.15%) iptables
Systems Management
1 169 (4.91%) FortiGate
2 146 (4.24%) Cisco CUCM
3 70 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
4 68 (1.98%) Nagios
5 51 (1.48%) SCCM
6 44 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
7 39 (1.13%) Cacti
8 36 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
9 34 (0.99%) Puppet
10 29 (0.84%) SCOM
11 20 (0.58%) OpenView
12 17 (0.49%) Backup Exec
12 17 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
13 16 (0.46%) HAProxy
14 15 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
15 11 (0.32%) Cisco CME
16 10 (0.29%) OpenNebula
17 9 (0.26%) OpenNMS
17 9 (0.26%) RANCID
17 9 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2772 (80.56%) Cisco
2 1216 (35.34%) Juniper
3 781 (22.70%) CheckPoint
4 710 (20.63%) F5
5 688 (19.99%) Palo Alto
6 455 (13.22%) VMware
7 415 (12.06%) Microsoft
8 288 (8.37%) Fortinet
9 278 (8.08%) HP
10 220 (6.39%) SolarWinds
11 203 (5.90%) Citrix
12 191 (5.55%) Riverbed
13 139 (4.04%) Aruba
14 110 (3.20%) Blue Coat
15 107 (3.11%) SonicWALL
16 106 (3.08%) Avaya
17 102 (2.96%) Meraki
18 91 (2.64%) Extreme Networks
19 75 (2.18%) Brocade
20 68 (1.98%) WatchGuard
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefit Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Agentis Solution
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + overtime!
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
La Fosse Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum plus car, bonus, on call and overtim
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus car, bonus, oncall and overtime
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Cloudscope
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Extensive Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
North West
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Head Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £29,307 to £31,053 per annum (pro-rata if part time)
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday