Period
to 27 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 167 247
Rank change year-on-year -6 +80 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 995 2,805 2,302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 2.06% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 2.16% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 918 2,175 1,933
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £32,675 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%

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 47,009 130,029 156,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.65% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 38,866 103,851 126,202
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,625 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer.

Salary trend for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 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 -10 931 £50,000 +11.11% 171
UK excluding London -25 599 £45,000 +5.88% 150
London +74 367 £65,000 +8.33% 37
South East -24 162 £50,000 +5.26% 33
North of England -70 138 £48,750 +21.88% 48
Midlands +41 112 £47,500 +5.56% 19
Work from Home +13 110 £47,500 -5.00% 9
East of England +43 102 £47,500 +35.71% 7
North West +57 93 £52,500 +23.53% 30
West Midlands +44 85 £47,500 -5.00% 11
South West +51 55 £42,500 -3.54% 27
Yorkshire -86 43 £52,500 +31.25% 17
East Midlands +27 27 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Scotland +94 26 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Wales +50 13 £42,500 - 4
North East +16 6 £40,750 +16.43% 1
Northern Ireland +12 1 - - 3

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 722 (72.56%) Cisco
2 623 (62.61%) Firewall
3 521 (52.36%) Cisco Certification
4 471 (47.34%) WAN
5 391 (39.30%) LAN
6 359 (36.08%) CCNP
7 306 (30.75%) CCNA
8 268 (26.93%) BGP
9 241 (24.22%) Network Security
10 230 (23.12%) OSPF
10 230 (23.12%) Wireless
11 222 (22.31%) VPN
12 204 (20.50%) MPLS
13 200 (20.10%) VMware
14 196 (19.70%) Juniper
15 192 (19.30%) Palo Alto
16 184 (18.49%) Data Centre
17 182 (18.29%) CheckPoint
18 173 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
19 165 (16.58%) Microsoft
20 162 (16.28%) Windows
21 158 (15.88%) Azure
22 156 (15.68%) DNS
22 156 (15.68%) Finance
23 143 (14.37%) VoIP
24 141 (14.17%) Wi-Fi
25 133 (13.37%) Linux
26 131 (13.17%) AWS
27 124 (12.46%) F5
27 124 (12.46%) VLAN

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 23 (2.31%) Skype for Business
2 13 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (1.31%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.01%) IIS
4 9 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.60%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.20%) Confluence
8 1 (0.10%) Apache
8 1 (0.10%) nginx
Applications
1 53 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (4.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 158 (15.88%) Azure
2 131 (13.17%) AWS
3 116 (11.66%) Office 365
4 32 (3.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (3.22%) GCP
5 23 (2.31%) Route 53
5 23 (2.31%) Slack
6 22 (2.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 19 (1.91%) IaaS
8 11 (1.11%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.40%) SaaS
11 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.30%) Cloudflare
12 2 (0.20%) Cloud9 IDE
12 2 (0.20%) G Suite
12 2 (0.20%) PaaS
12 2 (0.20%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 623 (62.61%) Firewall
2 471 (47.34%) WAN
3 391 (39.30%) LAN
4 268 (26.93%) BGP
5 241 (24.22%) Network Security
6 230 (23.12%) OSPF
6 230 (23.12%) Wireless
7 222 (22.31%) VPN
8 204 (20.50%) MPLS
9 173 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
10 156 (15.68%) DNS
11 143 (14.37%) VoIP
12 141 (14.17%) Wi-Fi
13 124 (12.46%) VLAN
14 123 (12.36%) TCP/IP
15 116 (11.66%) Cisco Nexus
16 108 (10.85%) DHCP
17 75 (7.54%) EIGRP
18 67 (6.73%) IPsec
19 65 (6.53%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.21%) Big Data
3 10 (1.01%) NoSQL
4 9 (0.90%) Neo4j
5 7 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.30%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.20%) MySQL
8 2 (0.20%) Power BI
8 2 (0.20%) Tableau
9 1 (0.10%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.10%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.10%) KDB
9 1 (0.10%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.10%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.40%) JIRA
5 2 (0.20%) Selenium
6 1 (0.10%) GitLab
6 1 (0.10%) Redmine
6 1 (0.10%) Subversion
General
1 156 (15.68%) Finance
2 75 (7.54%) Banking
3 62 (6.23%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.81%) Financial Institution
5 21 (2.11%) Law
6 17 (1.71%) Public Sector
7 16 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.80%) Military
8 8 (0.80%) Retail
9 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.40%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.20%) Back Office
10 2 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.20%) Norwegian Language
10 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.10%) Electronics
11 1 (0.10%) Front Office
11 1 (0.10%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.62%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.21%) XMPP
3 9 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (0.90%) Kafka
4 7 (0.70%) REST
5 6 (0.60%) LDAP
6 5 (0.50%) CSS
7 4 (0.40%) HTML
7 4 (0.40%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.20%) GStreamer
8 2 (0.20%) Spine.js
8 2 (0.20%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.10%) COM
9 1 (0.10%) Django
9 1 (0.10%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.10%) JSON
9 1 (0.10%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.10%) React
9 1 (0.10%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 184 (18.49%) Data Centre
2 45 (4.52%) Public Cloud
3 42 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (1.91%) PKI
5 15 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 14 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.31%) Hedge funds
7 13 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.01%) Clustering
11 8 (0.80%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (0.70%) Replication
13 6 (0.60%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.50%) User Experience
15 3 (0.30%) Fibre Optics
15 3 (0.30%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 162 (16.28%) Windows
2 133 (13.37%) Linux
3 97 (9.75%) Windows Server
4 23 (2.31%) Mac OS X
5 20 (2.01%) Windows 10
6 19 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.81%) Unix
8 15 (1.51%) CentOS
9 13 (1.31%) Windows Server 2019
10 12 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.21%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.40%) Debian
12 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.30%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.20%) VyOS
15 1 (0.10%) Check Point GAiA
15 1 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
2 99 (9.95%) Network Monitoring
3 98 (9.85%) ITIL
4 86 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 76 (7.64%) Network Design
6 70 (7.04%) Project Delivery
7 65 (6.53%) Network Management
8 63 (6.33%) Load Balancing
9 52 (5.23%) DevOps
9 52 (5.23%) Information Security
10 42 (4.22%) Mentoring
10 42 (4.22%) Network Virtualisation
11 41 (4.12%) Project Management
12 34 (3.42%) Change Management
13 32 (3.22%) Kalman Filter
13 32 (3.22%) Network Architecture
14 31 (3.12%) Problem Management
14 31 (3.12%) Security Monitoring
15 30 (3.02%) Cybersecurity
16 28 (2.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (12.06%) Python
2 30 (3.02%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.81%) Perl
3 18 (1.81%) SQL
4 15 (1.51%) C
5 12 (1.21%) Bash Shell
5 12 (1.21%) PHP
6 10 (1.01%) Go
6 10 (1.01%) Java
7 7 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.60%) C++
9 1 (0.10%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.10%) C-shell
9 1 (0.10%) Korn
9 1 (0.10%) Lisp
9 1 (0.10%) Ruby
9 1 (0.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 521 (52.36%) Cisco Certification
2 359 (36.08%) CCNP
3 306 (30.75%) CCNA
4 72 (7.24%) Security Cleared
5 64 (6.43%) SC Cleared
6 61 (6.13%) CCIE
7 56 (5.63%) JNCIA
8 53 (5.33%) Degree
9 41 (4.12%) CCDP
10 39 (3.92%) JNCIS
11 25 (2.51%) CISSP
12 22 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (1.71%) JNCIP
14 16 (1.61%) DV Cleared
14 16 (1.61%) MCP
15 14 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
16 12 (1.21%) DBS Check
17 11 (1.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 10 (1.01%) AWS Certification
18 10 (1.01%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.52%) SLA
2 31 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.31%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.31%) GDPR
5 8 (0.80%) NIST
6 4 (0.40%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.30%) COBIT
8 2 (0.20%) PMO
9 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 121 (12.16%) Active Directory
2 106 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.91%) VMware Server
5 18 (1.81%) VMware NSX
6 13 (1.31%) Docker
7 11 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.50%) vSphere
10 4 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.40%) Firmware
10 4 (0.40%) XenApp
11 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.20%) pfSense
11 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.10%) BIND 9
12 1 (0.10%) zsh
Systems Management
1 74 (7.44%) Ansible
2 50 (5.03%) FortiGate
3 36 (3.62%) Nagios
4 33 (3.32%) Puppet
5 24 (2.41%) Terraform
6 23 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
6 23 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
8 15 (1.51%) Kubernetes
9 11 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
9 11 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (1.01%) WSUS
11 9 (0.90%) Nessus
11 9 (0.90%) Netcool
11 9 (0.90%) Opsview
11 9 (0.90%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.70%) SCCM
13 6 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.50%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 722 (72.56%) Cisco
2 200 (20.10%) VMware
3 196 (19.70%) Juniper
4 192 (19.30%) Palo Alto
5 182 (18.29%) CheckPoint
6 165 (16.58%) Microsoft
7 124 (12.46%) F5
8 95 (9.55%) Fortinet
9 92 (9.25%) Meraki
10 71 (7.14%) SolarWinds
11 58 (5.83%) HP
12 39 (3.92%) Aruba
12 39 (3.92%) Avaya
13 32 (3.22%) Riverbed
14 31 (3.12%) Infoblox
15 27 (2.71%) Blue Coat
16 26 (2.61%) Citrix
17 24 (2.41%) Ruckus Wireless
17 24 (2.41%) Sophos
17 24 (2.41%) Zscaler