Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 210 170
Rank change year-on-year -31 -40 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,319 3,010 3,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.72% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.79% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,878 2,650 3,502
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.83% +1.67% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 157,980 168,274 183,899
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,315 134,818 154,230
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Top 15 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 16 October 2018. 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 -29 2,187 £47,500 +3.26% 391
UK excluding London -44 1,404 £42,500 -5.56% 313
London -8 865 £55,000 - 109
South East -60 456 £42,500 -5.56% 71
North of England -46 269 £40,000 -9.09% 78
Midlands +13 250 £45,000 +8.10% 62
East of England +4 187 £44,000 -3.30% 36
North West -45 167 £40,000 -11.11% 49
South West -26 160 £42,500 - 35
West Midlands +10 138 £49,500 +23.75% 49
East Midlands +3 112 £39,500 -10.23% 13
Yorkshire -23 92 £40,000 - 21
Scotland -4 58 £41,000 -28.70% 17
Wales -15 27 £47,500 +17.65% 11
North East -3 10 £29,000 -20.55% 8

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 1,813 (78.18%) Cisco
2 1,480 (63.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1,432 (61.75%) Firewall
4 1,144 (49.33%) CCNP
5 929 (40.06%) WAN
6 834 (35.96%) LAN
7 795 (34.28%) CCNA
8 698 (30.10%) BGP
9 612 (26.39%) Juniper
10 605 (26.09%) Wireless
10 605 (26.09%) VPN
11 600 (25.87%) OSPF
12 581 (25.05%) Cisco ASA
13 572 (24.67%) MPLS
14 538 (23.20%) Data Centre
15 536 (23.11%) CheckPoint
16 514 (22.16%) Cisco Nexus
17 494 (21.30%) Network Security
18 493 (21.26%) F5
19 398 (17.16%) Palo Alto
20 350 (15.09%) TCP/IP
21 329 (14.19%) Windows
22 320 (13.80%) VMware
23 315 (13.58%) Finance
24 313 (13.50%) SolarWinds
25 283 (12.20%) VoIP
26 279 (12.03%) Linux
27 273 (11.77%) CCIE
28 268 (11.56%) Microsoft
29 257 (11.08%) DNS

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 51 (2.20%) MS Exchange
2 32 (1.38%) Skype for Business
3 22 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (0.91%) IIS
5 18 (0.78%) Apache
6 17 (0.73%) SharePoint
7 15 (0.65%) OpenStack
8 13 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.30%) nginx
12 6 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.22%) SAS
14 3 (0.13%) WordPress
15 2 (0.086%) Joomla!
15 2 (0.086%) WebLogic
16 1 (0.043%) CMS
16 1 (0.043%) JBoss
16 1 (0.043%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.043%) Smallworld
Applications
1 63 (2.72%) MS Visio
2 51 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.043%) assyst
2 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.043%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.043%) Magento
2 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.043%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 120 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (3.67%) Office 365
4 27 (1.16%) SaaS
5 22 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.69%) G Suite
7 14 (0.60%) PaaS
8 10 (0.43%) Akamai
8 10 (0.43%) IaaS
9 4 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.17%) OpenDNS
10 2 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.043%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.043%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,432 (61.75%) Firewall
2 929 (40.06%) WAN
3 834 (35.96%) LAN
4 698 (30.10%) BGP
5 605 (26.09%) VPN
5 605 (26.09%) Wireless
6 600 (25.87%) OSPF
7 581 (25.05%) Cisco ASA
8 572 (24.67%) MPLS
9 514 (22.16%) Cisco Nexus
10 494 (21.30%) Network Security
11 350 (15.09%) TCP/IP
12 283 (12.20%) VoIP
13 257 (11.08%) DNS
14 249 (10.74%) VLAN
15 248 (10.69%) Wi-Fi
16 233 (10.05%) EIGRP
17 224 (9.66%) Cisco IOS
18 206 (8.88%) IPsec
19 200 (8.62%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 18 (0.78%) MySQL
3 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.22%) Big Data
4 5 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.17%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.086%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.086%) Redis
6 2 (0.086%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.043%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.043%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.043%) Informix
7 1 (0.043%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.043%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.043%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.043%) QlikView
7 1 (0.043%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.043%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 97 (4.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.17%) Hudson
3 4 (0.17%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.086%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.043%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.043%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.043%) TeamCity
General
1 315 (13.58%) Finance
2 206 (8.88%) Telecoms
3 164 (7.07%) Banking
4 119 (5.13%) Retail
5 58 (2.50%) Marketing
6 50 (2.16%) Advertising
7 23 (0.99%) Law
8 22 (0.95%) Legal
9 20 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 20 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.43%) Front Office
12 7 (0.30%) French Language
12 7 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.26%) Games
14 5 (0.22%) Electronics
15 4 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.17%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (3.36%) 802.1X
2 19 (0.82%) XMPP
3 15 (0.65%) LAMP
3 15 (0.65%) Web Services
4 13 (0.56%) HTML
5 11 (0.47%) LDAP
6 10 (0.43%) CSS
6 10 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
7 9 (0.39%) XML
8 7 (0.30%) WSH
9 6 (0.26%) .NET
10 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.22%) Middleware
11 4 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.17%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (0.17%) RFC 2544
12 2 (0.086%) SAML
12 2 (0.086%) XSLT
13 1 (0.043%) COM
13 1 (0.043%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 538 (23.20%) Data Centre
2 169 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (5.30%) Computer Science
4 118 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 36 (1.55%) PKI
7 33 (1.42%) NHS
8 32 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
9 25 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 25 (1.08%) Driving Licence
9 25 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
10 23 (0.99%) Private Cloud
11 21 (0.91%) Fintech
12 20 (0.86%) BBC
13 19 (0.82%) Hedge funds
14 18 (0.78%) Public Cloud
15 16 (0.69%) Virtual Team
16 14 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
17 10 (0.43%) Cyberattack
17 10 (0.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 329 (14.19%) Windows
2 279 (12.03%) Linux
3 201 (8.67%) Windows Server
4 88 (3.79%) Unix
5 82 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (1.68%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.38%) Windows 10
9 20 (0.86%) CentOS
9 20 (0.86%) Mac OS X
10 17 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 17 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.56%) FreeBSD
13 10 (0.43%) Debian
14 8 (0.34%) Solaris
15 7 (0.30%) SUSE
16 5 (0.22%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (10.26%) Network Design
2 234 (10.09%) Network Monitoring
2 234 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
3 217 (9.36%) Network Management
4 208 (8.97%) ITIL
5 198 (8.54%) Load Balancing
6 179 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 155 (6.68%) Root Cause Analysis
8 123 (5.30%) Incident Management
9 111 (4.79%) Service Management
10 98 (4.23%) Service Delivery
11 97 (4.18%) Network Architecture
12 94 (4.05%) Change Management
13 82 (3.54%) Migration
14 81 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 80 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
16 77 (3.32%) Capacity Planning
16 77 (3.32%) High Availability
16 77 (3.32%) Information Security
17 76 (3.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 180 (7.76%) Python
2 67 (2.89%) SQL
3 53 (2.29%) Perl
4 50 (2.16%) PowerShell
5 41 (1.77%) Bash Shell
6 40 (1.72%) C
7 24 (1.03%) Ruby
8 17 (0.73%) PHP
9 16 (0.69%) VBScript
10 11 (0.47%) Java
11 7 (0.30%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.30%) Tcl
12 5 (0.22%) AWK
12 5 (0.22%) C++
12 5 (0.22%) C-shell
12 5 (0.22%) Korn
12 5 (0.22%) sed
13 4 (0.17%) R
13 4 (0.17%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,480 (63.82%) Cisco Certification
2 1,144 (49.33%) CCNP
3 795 (34.28%) CCNA
4 273 (11.77%) CCIE
5 234 (10.09%) Degree
6 233 (10.05%) Security Cleared
7 161 (6.94%) SC Cleared
8 102 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 78 (3.36%) DV Cleared
10 77 (3.32%) JNCIA
11 75 (3.23%) JNCIP
12 68 (2.93%) CCDP
13 54 (2.33%) CISSP
14 53 (2.29%) CCVP
15 52 (2.24%) CCSP
16 47 (2.03%) CCSA
17 43 (1.85%) JNCIS
18 38 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
19 35 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
19 35 (1.51%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (7.98%) SLA
2 42 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 38 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.03%) GDPR
5 23 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.39%) PMO
7 9 (0.39%) QA
8 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.26%) SAS 70
10 4 (0.17%) GPG13
11 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.043%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.043%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 205 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 178 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 46 (1.98%) Firmware
5 43 (1.85%) ProxySG
6 39 (1.68%) VMware NSX
7 31 (1.34%) vSphere
8 27 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (0.91%) VMware Server
10 7 (0.30%) Docker
10 7 (0.30%) pfSense
11 6 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.26%) XenApp
12 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.043%) Ceph
14 1 (0.043%) KVM
14 1 (0.043%) LXC
Systems Management
1 148 (6.38%) Cisco Prime
2 147 (6.34%) Nagios
3 82 (3.54%) FortiGate
4 67 (2.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 56 (2.41%) Ansible
6 49 (2.11%) Cisco LMS
6 49 (2.11%) Opsview
7 39 (1.68%) SolarWinds Orion
8 35 (1.51%) Cacti
8 35 (1.51%) Stealthwatch
9 27 (1.16%) Puppet
10 25 (1.08%) Cisco IPCC
11 24 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
12 21 (0.91%) vCenter Server
13 20 (0.86%) Nessus
14 16 (0.69%) SCCM
14 16 (0.69%) TrustSec
15 15 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
16 12 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,813 (78.18%) Cisco
2 612 (26.39%) Juniper
3 536 (23.11%) CheckPoint
4 493 (21.26%) F5
5 398 (17.16%) Palo Alto
6 320 (13.80%) VMware
7 313 (13.50%) SolarWinds
8 268 (11.56%) Microsoft
9 216 (9.31%) Fortinet
10 196 (8.45%) Meraki
11 177 (7.63%) HP
12 104 (4.48%) Citrix
13 102 (4.40%) Aruba
14 85 (3.67%) Blue Coat
15 82 (3.54%) Arista
16 78 (3.36%) Riverbed
17 53 (2.29%) Zscaler
18 48 (2.07%) Mitel
19 42 (1.81%) Dell
20 38 (1.64%) Nokia