Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 156 181
Rank change year-on-year -82 +25 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,558 3,822 3,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 2.17% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 2.25% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,209 3,280 3,488
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,418
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.92% +0.93%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +2.41%

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 169,685 169,699 201,316
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 139,125 141,017 168,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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 -85 2,390 £46,000 +2.22% 317
UK excluding London -48 1,733 £43,500 +2.35% 241
London -115 794 £55,000 +4.76% 94
South East -72 695 £45,000 - 88
North of England -33 285 £42,500 +6.25% 47
South West +31 234 £41,250 +3.13% 20
Midlands -100 208 £40,000 -5.88% 30
East of England -18 177 £48,750 +8.33% 38
Yorkshire +37 164 £40,000 +6.67% 27
West Midlands -106 120 £40,000 - 19
North West -72 117 £43,500 +8.75% 20
Scotland -6 105 £42,500 -5.56% 13
East Midlands -63 74 £41,500 -2.35% 11
Wales +32 61 £40,750 -4.12% 5
Northern Ireland -9 7 £30,000 -20.00%
North East -32 4 £32,500 +3.58%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 2,071 (80.96%) Cisco
2 1,515 (59.23%) Firewall
3 1,499 (58.60%) Cisco Certification
4 1,088 (42.53%) CCNP
5 994 (38.86%) WAN
6 889 (34.75%) LAN
7 879 (34.36%) CCNA
8 687 (26.86%) Juniper
9 681 (26.62%) BGP
10 671 (26.23%) VPN
11 642 (25.10%) MPLS
12 630 (24.63%) Network Security
13 603 (23.57%) Wireless
14 584 (22.83%) Cisco ASA
15 580 (22.67%) OSPF
16 554 (21.66%) Data Centre
17 521 (20.37%) CheckPoint
18 488 (19.08%) DNS
19 487 (19.04%) F5
20 469 (18.33%) VMware
21 465 (18.18%) TCP/IP
22 450 (17.59%) Windows
23 402 (15.72%) Linux
24 397 (15.52%) ITIL
25 386 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
26 373 (14.58%) VoIP
27 367 (14.35%) Palo Alto
28 348 (13.60%) DHCP
29 344 (13.45%) VLAN
30 331 (12.94%) 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 85 (3.32%) MS Exchange
2 27 (1.06%) IIS
3 25 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (0.86%) Skype for Business
5 14 (0.55%) Apache
6 9 (0.35%) OpenStack
6 9 (0.35%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.31%) SAS
8 7 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.23%) CMS
9 6 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.12%) nginx
12 2 (0.078%) JBoss
12 2 (0.078%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.039%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.039%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.039%) WordPress
13 1 (0.039%) Zimbra
Applications
1 69 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 15 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
1 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.12%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.039%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.039%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 154 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 151 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (2.31%) SaaS
4 56 (2.19%) Office 365
5 26 (1.02%) IaaS
6 23 (0.90%) Akamai
7 20 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.78%) PaaS
8 5 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.16%) G Suite
9 4 (0.16%) Serverless
10 3 (0.12%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.039%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.039%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,515 (59.23%) Firewall
2 994 (38.86%) WAN
3 889 (34.75%) LAN
4 681 (26.62%) BGP
5 671 (26.23%) VPN
6 642 (25.10%) MPLS
7 630 (24.63%) Network Security
8 603 (23.57%) Wireless
9 584 (22.83%) Cisco ASA
10 580 (22.67%) OSPF
11 488 (19.08%) DNS
12 465 (18.18%) TCP/IP
13 386 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 373 (14.58%) VoIP
15 348 (13.60%) DHCP
16 344 (13.45%) VLAN
17 295 (11.53%) IPsec
18 266 (10.40%) Cisco IOS
19 257 (10.05%) EIGRP
20 196 (7.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.31%) Big Data
3 7 (0.27%) MySQL
3 7 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.16%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (0.12%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.078%) Informix
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.039%) Redis
7 1 (0.039%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 56 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 24 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 20 (0.78%) Subversion
4 17 (0.66%) GCC
4 17 (0.66%) GDB
4 17 (0.66%) Trac
5 10 (0.39%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (0.31%) JIRA
7 4 (0.16%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.12%) GNU Toolchain
9 2 (0.078%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.078%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.039%) Bugzilla
General
1 331 (12.94%) Finance
2 245 (9.58%) Telecoms
3 79 (3.09%) Banking
4 50 (1.95%) Retail
5 36 (1.41%) Advertising
6 29 (1.13%) Financial Institution
7 28 (1.09%) Games
8 21 (0.82%) Marketing
9 16 (0.63%) Back Office
10 14 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.35%) Legal
13 7 (0.27%) Automotive
13 7 (0.27%) Law
14 5 (0.20%) Electronics
14 5 (0.20%) French Language
14 5 (0.20%) German Language
14 5 (0.20%) Publishing
15 3 (0.12%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.28%) 802.1X
2 40 (1.56%) HTML
3 33 (1.29%) Web Services
4 29 (1.13%) XML
5 22 (0.86%) LDAP
6 20 (0.78%) XMPP
7 17 (0.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 17 (0.66%) STL
8 10 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (0.35%) CSS
10 4 (0.16%) Middleware
10 4 (0.16%) SAP CAF
11 3 (0.12%) POSIX
11 3 (0.12%) SAML
12 2 (0.078%) COM
12 2 (0.078%) LAPP Stack
12 2 (0.078%) OpenDaylight
12 2 (0.078%) VXML
12 2 (0.078%) WebRTC
13 1 (0.039%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 554 (21.66%) Data Centre
2 178 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 78 (3.05%) Driving Licence
5 49 (1.92%) Clustering
5 49 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 41 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 35 (1.37%) Fintech
8 32 (1.25%) User Experience
9 29 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
9 29 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
10 24 (0.94%) CESG
10 24 (0.94%) Hedge funds
11 22 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
12 21 (0.82%) Public Cloud
13 18 (0.70%) PKI
14 17 (0.66%) Eurex
15 15 (0.59%) Private Cloud
16 11 (0.43%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 450 (17.59%) Windows
2 402 (15.72%) Linux
3 216 (8.44%) Windows Server
4 126 (4.93%) Unix
5 70 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (1.45%) Windows 7
8 25 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (0.86%) Windows 10
10 21 (0.82%) CentOS
11 20 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 20 (0.78%) Solaris
12 17 (0.66%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.55%) SUSE
14 12 (0.47%) Android
14 12 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.20%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.16%) AIX
17 4 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (15.52%) ITIL
2 295 (11.53%) Network Monitoring
3 285 (11.14%) Load Balancing
4 264 (10.32%) Network Design
5 215 (8.41%) Network Management
6 168 (6.57%) Change Management
7 158 (6.18%) Root Cause Analysis
8 140 (5.47%) Service Management
9 137 (5.36%) Incident Management
10 118 (4.61%) Network Architecture
11 106 (4.14%) High Availability
12 105 (4.10%) Problem Management
13 100 (3.91%) Change Control
13 100 (3.91%) Mentoring
14 93 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 93 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
15 87 (3.40%) Capacity Management
16 86 (3.36%) Service Delivery
17 79 (3.09%) SIEM
18 75 (2.93%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 205 (8.01%) Python
2 87 (3.40%) Bash Shell
3 86 (3.36%) Perl
4 67 (2.62%) SQL
5 62 (2.42%) PowerShell
6 53 (2.07%) C
7 39 (1.52%) C++
8 23 (0.90%) PHP
9 20 (0.78%) Java
10 16 (0.63%) Ruby
11 14 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.20%) C-shell
12 5 (0.20%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.20%) Korn
12 5 (0.20%) Tcl
13 4 (0.16%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.12%) C#
15 2 (0.078%) Groovy
15 2 (0.078%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.078%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,499 (58.60%) Cisco Certification
2 1,088 (42.53%) CCNP
3 879 (34.36%) CCNA
4 313 (12.24%) CCIE
5 206 (8.05%) Degree
6 200 (7.82%) Security Cleared
7 150 (5.86%) SC Cleared
8 133 (5.20%) JNCIP
9 88 (3.44%) DV Cleared
10 76 (2.97%) CCDP
11 75 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
12 71 (2.78%) CISSP
13 69 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
14 64 (2.50%) JNCIA
15 60 (2.35%) CCSA
16 54 (2.11%) JNCIS
16 54 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
17 53 (2.07%) CCDA
18 47 (1.84%) CCSE
19 38 (1.49%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (8.84%) SLA
2 50 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 44 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.86%) HIPAA
5 14 (0.55%) PMO
6 10 (0.39%) QA
7 9 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.16%) FIPS 140-2
8 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.12%) GDPR
10 1 (0.039%) GCP
10 1 (0.039%) RMADS
System Software
1 255 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 232 (9.07%) Active Directory
3 93 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 70 (2.74%) vSphere
5 38 (1.49%) VMware NSX
6 25 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (0.74%) ProxySG
9 13 (0.51%) FreeRADIUS
9 13 (0.51%) KVM
10 11 (0.43%) Firmware
11 9 (0.35%) NFS
12 7 (0.27%) Snort
13 6 (0.23%) iptables
13 6 (0.23%) XenApp
14 5 (0.20%) Xen
15 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.12%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 129 (5.04%) Nagios
2 89 (3.48%) Cisco Prime
3 73 (2.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 57 (2.23%) Cacti
5 55 (2.15%) FortiGate
6 54 (2.11%) Ansible
7 53 (2.07%) Opsview
8 51 (1.99%) Cisco LMS
9 50 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
10 41 (1.60%) Puppet
11 35 (1.37%) SCCM
12 25 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
12 25 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
13 21 (0.82%) Terraform
14 18 (0.70%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.51%) ZABBIX
16 12 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
16 12 (0.47%) QRadar
16 12 (0.47%) SCOM
17 11 (0.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2,071 (80.96%) Cisco
2 687 (26.86%) Juniper
3 521 (20.37%) CheckPoint
4 487 (19.04%) F5
5 469 (18.33%) VMware
6 367 (14.35%) Palo Alto
7 295 (11.53%) Microsoft
8 233 (9.11%) SolarWinds
9 216 (8.44%) HP
10 170 (6.65%) Fortinet
11 145 (5.67%) Citrix
12 119 (4.65%) Meraki
13 103 (4.03%) Blue Coat
14 85 (3.32%) Dell
15 82 (3.21%) Aruba
16 81 (3.17%) Arista
16 81 (3.17%) Brocade
17 77 (3.01%) Riverbed
18 72 (2.81%) Avaya
19 57 (2.23%) Infoblox