Period
to 17 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 195 196 232
Rank change year-on-year +1 +36 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,064 2,218 2,327
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.76% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.84% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 971 1,852 1,979
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,287 £31,250 £28,866
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%

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 58,885 120,564 145,065
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.60% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 47,861 97,609 117,425
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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 -7 984 £49,000 -2.00% 200
UK excluding London +22 692 £45,000 - 169
London -17 320 £65,000 +8.33% 45
North of England +93 204 £45,000 +8.43% 50
South East -32 181 £45,000 -10.00% 48
Work from Home -27 141 £50,000 - 14
Midlands +19 118 £42,500 -3.41% 30
North West +65 110 £46,250 +10.12% 28
East of England +24 86 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Yorkshire +57 76 £45,000 +12.50% 17
West Midlands +26 75 £42,500 -5.56% 19
South West +29 70 £45,000 - 16
East Midlands +24 43 £42,500 - 11
Scotland +38 24 £50,000 +11.11% 7
North East +30 20 £40,000 -3.61% 5
Wales +53 12 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Northern Ireland +15 3 £42,500 +13.33% 3

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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.

1 776 (72.93%) Cisco
2 655 (61.56%) Firewall
3 563 (52.91%) Cisco Certification
4 458 (43.05%) WAN
5 369 (34.68%) LAN
5 369 (34.68%) CCNP
6 320 (30.08%) CCNA
7 277 (26.03%) Network Security
8 263 (24.72%) BGP
9 221 (20.77%) Juniper
10 219 (20.58%) OSPF
11 212 (19.92%) Wireless
12 208 (19.55%) VPN
13 203 (19.08%) VMware
14 196 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
15 195 (18.33%) Palo Alto
16 180 (16.92%) MPLS
17 175 (16.45%) Microsoft
18 169 (15.88%) TCP/IP
19 164 (15.41%) DNS
20 161 (15.13%) Azure
20 161 (15.13%) Data Centre
21 160 (15.04%) Windows
22 158 (14.85%) VoIP
23 157 (14.76%) CheckPoint
24 148 (13.91%) F5
25 147 (13.82%) Finance
26 145 (13.63%) Wi-Fi
27 141 (13.25%) AWS
28 135 (12.69%) Linux

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 22 (2.07%) Skype for Business
2 19 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 9 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.47%) IIS
5 5 (0.47%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.28%) Confluence
6 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.19%) Apache
Applications
1 35 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 161 (15.13%) Azure
2 141 (13.25%) AWS
3 109 (10.24%) Office 365
4 32 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (2.16%) GCP
6 22 (2.07%) Route 53
6 22 (2.07%) Slack
7 20 (1.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 20 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 14 (1.32%) IaaS
9 10 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.56%) SaaS
11 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.38%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.28%) Cloudflare
14 2 (0.19%) Cloud9 IDE
14 2 (0.19%) GitHub
14 2 (0.19%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.19%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 655 (61.56%) Firewall
2 458 (43.05%) WAN
3 369 (34.68%) LAN
4 277 (26.03%) Network Security
5 263 (24.72%) BGP
6 219 (20.58%) OSPF
7 212 (19.92%) Wireless
8 208 (19.55%) VPN
9 196 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
10 180 (16.92%) MPLS
11 169 (15.88%) TCP/IP
12 164 (15.41%) DNS
13 158 (14.85%) VoIP
14 145 (13.63%) Wi-Fi
15 132 (12.41%) VLAN
16 112 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
17 103 (9.68%) DHCP
18 58 (5.45%) IPsec
19 55 (5.17%) WLAN
20 54 (5.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.85%) Relational Database
2 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.28%) Big Data
3 3 (0.28%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.28%) MySQL
4 2 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.19%) Power BI
5 1 (0.094%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.094%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (0.85%) JIRA
3 8 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.19%) Gradle
5 2 (0.19%) Maven
6 1 (0.094%) GitLab
6 1 (0.094%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.094%) TeamCity
General
1 147 (13.82%) Finance
2 108 (10.15%) Telecoms
3 66 (6.20%) Banking
4 42 (3.95%) Multimedia
5 25 (2.35%) Public Sector
6 18 (1.69%) Law
7 15 (1.41%) Retail
8 11 (1.03%) Aerospace
9 10 (0.94%) Military
10 7 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.56%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.47%) Legal
12 5 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.47%) Marketing
13 4 (0.38%) German Language
13 4 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.28%) Games
15 2 (0.19%) Electronics
15 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.44%) 802.1X
2 18 (1.69%) XMPP
3 6 (0.56%) HTML
3 6 (0.56%) JSON
3 6 (0.56%) REST
3 6 (0.56%) Web Services
4 5 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (0.38%) CSS
6 3 (0.28%) LDAP
6 3 (0.28%) Middleware
7 2 (0.19%) Jinja
7 2 (0.19%) OAuth
7 2 (0.19%) SAML
7 2 (0.19%) Spine.js
7 2 (0.19%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (0.19%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.094%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.094%) Leaflet
8 1 (0.094%) React
8 1 (0.094%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 161 (15.13%) Data Centre
2 51 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (2.54%) Public Cloud
5 24 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 21 (1.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 17 (1.60%) Hedge funds
8 10 (0.94%) Fibre Optics
9 8 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (0.66%) NHS
10 7 (0.66%) PKI
11 6 (0.56%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (0.56%) Replication
12 5 (0.47%) User Experience
13 4 (0.38%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.38%) Clustering
13 4 (0.38%) IPTV
13 4 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 160 (15.04%) Windows
2 135 (12.69%) Linux
3 88 (8.27%) Windows Server
4 30 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 22 (2.07%) Mac OS X
6 18 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.60%) Unix
8 16 (1.50%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.32%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
11 12 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (1.03%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.66%) CentOS
14 2 (0.19%) Android
14 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.094%) Solaris
15 1 (0.094%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
2 101 (9.49%) ITIL
2 101 (9.49%) Network Design
3 85 (7.99%) Network Monitoring
4 75 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 73 (6.86%) DevOps
6 58 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
6 58 (5.45%) Load Balancing
7 55 (5.17%) Network Management
8 49 (4.61%) Information Security
9 48 (4.51%) Project Delivery
10 42 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (3.95%) Network Architecture
11 41 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
12 40 (3.76%) Computer Science
12 40 (3.76%) Network Virtualisation
12 40 (3.76%) SIEM
13 37 (3.48%) Kalman Filter
14 33 (3.10%) Change Management
14 33 (3.10%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (9.96%) Python
2 26 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 19 (1.79%) C
4 15 (1.41%) SQL
5 14 (1.32%) C++
6 10 (0.94%) PHP
7 9 (0.85%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.47%) R
9 3 (0.28%) Lisp
9 3 (0.28%) Perl
10 2 (0.19%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.19%) Tcl
11 1 (0.094%) C#
11 1 (0.094%) Go
11 1 (0.094%) Java
11 1 (0.094%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 563 (52.91%) Cisco Certification
2 369 (34.68%) CCNP
3 320 (30.08%) CCNA
4 91 (8.55%) Security Cleared
5 79 (7.42%) CCIE
6 75 (7.05%) SC Cleared
7 59 (5.55%) Degree
8 55 (5.17%) JNCIA
9 41 (3.85%) JNCIS
10 38 (3.57%) CCDP
11 37 (3.48%) JNCIP
12 34 (3.20%) A+ Certification
12 34 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (3.01%) CISSP
14 20 (1.88%) DBS Check
14 20 (1.88%) DV Cleared
15 19 (1.79%) MCP
16 16 (1.50%) CCSA
17 14 (1.32%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 13 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.95%) SLA
2 38 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (2.82%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.13%) GDPR
5 8 (0.75%) NIST
6 5 (0.47%) QA
7 4 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.38%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.094%) COBIT
10 1 (0.094%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.094%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 123 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 96 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.73%) VMware NSX
5 23 (2.16%) VMware Server
6 10 (0.94%) vSphere
7 9 (0.85%) Docker
8 8 (0.75%) Firmware
9 7 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 5 (0.47%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.19%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.19%) pfSense
14 2 (0.19%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.094%) Xen
15 1 (0.094%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 84 (7.89%) Ansible
2 53 (4.98%) FortiGate
3 44 (4.14%) Terraform
4 37 (3.48%) Puppet
5 30 (2.82%) Nagios
6 22 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
6 22 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
8 14 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (1.13%) Graylog
9 12 (1.13%) Kibana
9 12 (1.13%) SCCM
10 11 (1.03%) Kubernetes
10 11 (1.03%) vCenter Server
11 10 (0.94%) Nessus
11 10 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
12 9 (0.85%) Cacti
13 7 (0.66%) SmoothWall
14 6 (0.56%) Capistrano
14 6 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 776 (72.93%) Cisco
2 221 (20.77%) Juniper
3 203 (19.08%) VMware
4 195 (18.33%) Palo Alto
5 175 (16.45%) Microsoft
6 157 (14.76%) CheckPoint
7 148 (13.91%) F5
8 93 (8.74%) Meraki
9 92 (8.65%) Fortinet
10 80 (7.52%) SolarWinds
11 63 (5.92%) HP
12 61 (5.73%) Aruba
13 42 (3.95%) Avaya
14 36 (3.38%) Blue Coat
15 33 (3.10%) Riverbed
16 31 (2.91%) Dell
17 26 (2.44%) Citrix
18 23 (2.16%) Arista
18 23 (2.16%) Ruckus Wireless
19 20 (1.88%) Zscaler