Period
to 21 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 169 163
Rank change year-on-year -76 -6 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,387 3,444 4,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 2.04% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 2.11% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,994 2,978 3,626
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,438
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 165,560 162,837 194,208
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.45% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,821 134,730 163,067
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 £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Top 16 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 May 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 -79 2,234 £47,500 +3.26% 326
UK excluding London -65 1,526 £45,000 +2.27% 247
London -85 818 £55,000 +4.76% 111
South East -83 592 £45,000 - 71
North of England -24 294 £42,750 +3.01% 62
South West +11 202 £40,000 - 27
East of England -40 165 £53,750 +26.47% 24
Midlands -96 162 £41,500 -5.68% 31
Yorkshire +30 149 £42,500 -0.70% 24
North West -71 132 £44,000 +7.32% 34
West Midlands -109 98 £42,750 -1.16% 17
Scotland +33 94 £42,500 -5.56% 15
East Midlands -31 62 £41,500 -5.68% 14
Wales +16 32 £42,500 +6.25% 15
North East -6 13 £32,500 -10.96% 4
Northern Ireland +7 3 £35,000 +21.74% 2

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 1,959 (82.07%) Cisco
2 1,446 (60.58%) Cisco Certification
3 1,389 (58.19%) Firewall
4 1,096 (45.92%) CCNP
5 944 (39.55%) WAN
6 871 (36.49%) LAN
7 833 (34.90%) CCNA
8 638 (26.73%) Wireless
9 635 (26.60%) VPN
10 608 (25.47%) BGP
11 606 (25.39%) MPLS
12 598 (25.05%) Juniper
13 585 (24.51%) Cisco ASA
14 576 (24.13%) OSPF
15 546 (22.87%) CheckPoint
15 546 (22.87%) Network Security
16 541 (22.66%) Data Centre
17 524 (21.95%) F5
18 412 (17.26%) Cisco Nexus
19 398 (16.67%) VMware
20 394 (16.51%) Palo Alto
21 375 (15.71%) TCP/IP
22 364 (15.25%) DNS
23 355 (14.87%) ITIL
24 335 (14.03%) Windows
25 308 (12.90%) Finance
25 308 (12.90%) CCIE
26 304 (12.74%) Linux
27 297 (12.44%) VoIP
28 296 (12.40%) 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 51 (2.14%) MS Exchange
2 21 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (0.71%) Skype for Business
4 16 (0.67%) IIS
5 13 (0.54%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.29%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.25%) Apache
8 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.17%) nginx
9 3 (0.13%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.084%) Confluence
10 2 (0.084%) SAS
10 2 (0.084%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.042%) JBoss
11 1 (0.042%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.042%) Zimbra
Applications
1 77 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 74 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
1 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.084%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.042%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 165 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (3.02%) SaaS
4 62 (2.60%) Office 365
5 55 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (1.59%) PaaS
7 30 (1.26%) IaaS
8 26 (1.09%) Akamai
9 16 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
9 16 (0.67%) Serverless
10 7 (0.29%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.21%) AWS CloudTrail
12 5 (0.21%) G Suite
13 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.084%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.042%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.042%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,389 (58.19%) Firewall
2 944 (39.55%) WAN
3 871 (36.49%) LAN
4 638 (26.73%) Wireless
5 635 (26.60%) VPN
6 608 (25.47%) BGP
7 606 (25.39%) MPLS
8 585 (24.51%) Cisco ASA
9 576 (24.13%) OSPF
10 546 (22.87%) Network Security
11 412 (17.26%) Cisco Nexus
12 375 (15.71%) TCP/IP
13 364 (15.25%) DNS
14 297 (12.44%) VoIP
15 296 (12.40%) VLAN
16 256 (10.72%) DHCP
17 246 (10.31%) IPsec
18 222 (9.30%) Cisco IOS
19 221 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
20 204 (8.55%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (1.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.42%) MySQL
2 10 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (0.38%) Blockchain
4 6 (0.25%) Big Data
5 5 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.17%) BigQuery
6 4 (0.17%) Informix
6 4 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
7 3 (0.13%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.13%) Redis
7 3 (0.13%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.042%) Power BI
8 1 (0.042%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 89 (3.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 33 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.50%) Subversion
4 11 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.38%) GCC
6 9 (0.38%) GDB
6 9 (0.38%) TeamCity
6 9 (0.38%) Trac
7 7 (0.29%) JIRA
8 3 (0.13%) GitLab
8 3 (0.13%) GoCD
8 3 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.084%) GNU Toolchain
10 1 (0.042%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.042%) Bugzilla
General
1 308 (12.90%) Finance
2 195 (8.17%) Telecoms
3 108 (4.52%) Retail
4 98 (4.11%) Banking
5 39 (1.63%) Advertising
6 35 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 34 (1.42%) Games
8 26 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.54%) Marketing
10 12 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.38%) Law
12 8 (0.34%) Legal
13 5 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.21%) German Language
13 5 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.17%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.17%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.13%) Automotive
15 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.084%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (3.90%) 802.1X
2 37 (1.55%) HTML
3 25 (1.05%) XML
4 23 (0.96%) Web Services
5 17 (0.71%) CSS
6 16 (0.67%) LDAP
7 12 (0.50%) XMPP
8 10 (0.42%) Middleware
9 9 (0.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 9 (0.38%) STL
10 7 (0.29%) JSON
11 4 (0.17%) D3.js
11 4 (0.17%) ggplot
11 4 (0.17%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (0.17%) Matplotlib
11 4 (0.17%) SAP CAF
12 3 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.13%) LEMP Stack
12 3 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.13%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 541 (22.66%) Data Centre
2 184 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (4.27%) Computer Science
4 59 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 42 (1.76%) Cyberthreat
6 42 (1.76%) Driving Licence
7 39 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 37 (1.55%) Fintech
9 35 (1.47%) NHS
10 34 (1.42%) Private Cloud
11 31 (1.30%) Hedge funds
12 28 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
13 25 (1.05%) Clustering
14 24 (1.01%) PKI
15 22 (0.92%) CESG
16 21 (0.88%) Public Cloud
17 20 (0.84%) User Experience
18 19 (0.80%) Cyberattack
19 17 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 335 (14.03%) Windows
2 304 (12.74%) Linux
3 163 (6.83%) Windows Server
4 96 (4.02%) Unix
5 54 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 15 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.38%) CentOS
10 9 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.25%) Solaris
13 5 (0.21%) Android
13 5 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.17%) FreeBSD
14 4 (0.17%) SUSE
15 3 (0.13%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.13%) Debian
15 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (14.87%) ITIL
2 277 (11.60%) Network Monitoring
3 262 (10.98%) Network Design
4 256 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
5 245 (10.26%) Load Balancing
6 222 (9.30%) Network Management
7 185 (7.75%) Change Management
8 148 (6.20%) Root Cause Analysis
9 143 (5.99%) Incident Management
10 142 (5.95%) Service Management
11 130 (5.45%) Network Architecture
12 125 (5.24%) Kalman Filter
13 113 (4.73%) High Availability
14 99 (4.15%) Problem Management
15 92 (3.85%) Capacity Management
16 86 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
16 86 (3.60%) SIEM
17 79 (3.31%) Project Management
18 74 (3.10%) Capacity Planning
19 73 (3.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 185 (7.75%) Python
2 66 (2.76%) SQL
3 64 (2.68%) Bash Shell
4 55 (2.30%) PowerShell
5 48 (2.01%) Perl
6 33 (1.38%) C
7 22 (0.92%) PHP
8 18 (0.75%) Ruby
9 17 (0.71%) C++
10 11 (0.46%) Java
11 7 (0.29%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.25%) Groovy
12 6 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.13%) AWK
13 3 (0.13%) sed
14 2 (0.084%) C#
15 1 (0.042%) Go
15 1 (0.042%) Lisp
15 1 (0.042%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,446 (60.58%) Cisco Certification
2 1,096 (45.92%) CCNP
3 833 (34.90%) CCNA
4 308 (12.90%) CCIE
5 214 (8.97%) Security Cleared
6 208 (8.71%) Degree
7 149 (6.24%) SC Cleared
8 98 (4.11%) JNCIP
9 97 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
10 83 (3.48%) DV Cleared
11 67 (2.81%) CISSP
12 60 (2.51%) CCDP
13 57 (2.39%) JNCIA
14 49 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
14 49 (2.05%) JNCIS
15 47 (1.97%) CCSP
16 45 (1.89%) CCSA
17 41 (1.72%) JNCIE
18 38 (1.59%) CCDA
19 37 (1.55%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (8.21%) SLA
2 39 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 33 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (0.50%) QA
6 11 (0.46%) GDPR
7 10 (0.42%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.21%) GPG13
10 4 (0.17%) FIPS 140-2
10 4 (0.17%) GCP
11 3 (0.13%) COBIT
11 3 (0.13%) PMO
12 2 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 186 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 179 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 56 (2.35%) vSphere
4 54 (2.26%) Firmware
5 49 (2.05%) Hyper-V
6 42 (1.76%) VMware NSX
7 21 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.75%) ProxySG
9 12 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.50%) VMware Server
10 8 (0.34%) FreeRADIUS
10 8 (0.34%) KVM
10 8 (0.34%) NFS
10 8 (0.34%) Snort
11 4 (0.17%) Docker
11 4 (0.17%) pfSense
11 4 (0.17%) Samba
11 4 (0.17%) XenApp
12 3 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 132 (5.53%) Cisco Prime
2 117 (4.90%) Nagios
3 83 (3.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 60 (2.51%) FortiGate
5 57 (2.39%) Cisco LMS
5 57 (2.39%) Opsview
6 55 (2.30%) Ansible
7 38 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
8 34 (1.42%) Puppet
9 33 (1.38%) SCCM
10 23 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (0.88%) Cacti
12 18 (0.75%) Nessus
13 17 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
14 14 (0.59%) Terraform
14 14 (0.59%) TrustSec
15 13 (0.54%) Stealthwatch
15 13 (0.54%) vCenter Server
16 12 (0.50%) Cisco CME
17 11 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,959 (82.07%) Cisco
2 598 (25.05%) Juniper
3 546 (22.87%) CheckPoint
4 524 (21.95%) F5
5 398 (16.67%) VMware
6 394 (16.51%) Palo Alto
7 262 (10.98%) SolarWinds
8 255 (10.68%) Microsoft
9 184 (7.71%) HP
10 180 (7.54%) Fortinet
11 152 (6.37%) Meraki
12 141 (5.91%) Citrix
13 107 (4.48%) Blue Coat
14 98 (4.11%) Aruba
15 71 (2.97%) Arista
15 71 (2.97%) Riverbed
16 58 (2.43%) Avaya
16 58 (2.43%) Dell
17 57 (2.39%) Zscaler
18 47 (1.97%) Extreme Networks