Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 244 210
Rank change year-on-year +78 -34 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,821 2,311 2,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 1.41% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.47% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2,094 1,878 2,619
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,136 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% 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 131,018 156,893 167,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,525 126,399 133,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +80 2,728 £45,000 -5.26% 386
UK excluding London +95 2,058 £42,500 - 296
North of England +156 721 £40,000 - 55
London +12 709 £60,000 +9.09% 116
South East +77 686 £47,500 +11.76% 97
Yorkshire +170 533 £40,000 - 14
Midlands +17 240 £45,000 - 56
East of England +78 230 £35,000 -20.45% 33
North West +47 175 £42,500 +6.25% 38
West Midlands +29 149 £47,500 -4.04% 37
South West -2 140 £42,500 - 29
East Midlands +11 90 £42,500 +7.59% 19
Scotland -18 26 £45,000 +9.76% 12
North East +26 16 £35,000 +20.69% 3
Wales -9 12 £41,250 -13.16% 10
Northern Ireland - 7 £37,500 - 4

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 2,062 (73.09%) Cisco
2 1,986 (70.40%) Cisco Certification
3 1,689 (59.87%) Firewall
4 1,519 (53.85%) CCNP
5 1,355 (48.03%) WAN
6 1,305 (46.26%) CCNA
7 992 (35.16%) MPLS
8 869 (30.80%) BGP
9 863 (30.59%) LAN
10 844 (29.92%) Network Security
11 779 (27.61%) VPN
12 775 (27.47%) OSPF
13 707 (25.06%) Cisco ASA
14 670 (23.75%) Palo Alto
15 618 (21.91%) Juniper
16 575 (20.38%) CheckPoint
17 534 (18.93%) Data Centre
18 533 (18.89%) DNS
19 497 (17.62%) Cisco Nexus
20 482 (17.09%) Wireless
21 477 (16.91%) Linux
22 464 (16.45%) Fortinet
23 463 (16.41%) Network Design
24 437 (15.49%) IPsec
25 414 (14.68%) Internet
26 413 (14.64%) Network Management
27 396 (14.04%) TCP/IP
28 369 (13.08%) Telecoms
29 353 (12.51%) Windows
30 350 (12.41%) ITIL

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 58 (2.06%) MS Exchange
2 22 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 18 (0.64%) Skype for Business
4 15 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.25%) IIS
6 4 (0.14%) Confluence
7 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.071%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.071%) SAS
9 1 (0.035%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.035%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.035%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.035%) Smallworld
Applications
1 44 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
1 44 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 15 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.071%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.18%) Odoo
3 4 (0.14%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 2 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.035%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.035%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.035%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 275 (9.75%) Azure
2 182 (6.45%) AWS
3 89 (3.15%) Office 365
4 40 (1.42%) SaaS
5 24 (0.85%) IaaS
6 21 (0.74%) PaaS
7 20 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (0.25%) GCP
10 6 (0.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (0.14%) G Suite
12 3 (0.11%) AWS CodePipeline
12 3 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.071%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.035%) Akamai
14 1 (0.035%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.035%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.035%) Slack
14 1 (0.035%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1,689 (59.87%) Firewall
2 1,355 (48.03%) WAN
3 992 (35.16%) MPLS
4 869 (30.80%) BGP
5 863 (30.59%) LAN
6 844 (29.92%) Network Security
7 779 (27.61%) VPN
8 775 (27.47%) OSPF
9 707 (25.06%) Cisco ASA
10 533 (18.89%) DNS
11 497 (17.62%) Cisco Nexus
12 482 (17.09%) Wireless
13 437 (15.49%) IPsec
14 414 (14.68%) Internet
15 396 (14.04%) TCP/IP
16 264 (9.36%) NetScaler
17 261 (9.25%) RIP
18 259 (9.18%) VoIP
19 254 (9.00%) VLAN
20 253 (8.97%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.21%) MySQL
4 5 (0.18%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (0.071%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.035%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.035%) Big Data
6 1 (0.035%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.035%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.035%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.035%) MS Access
6 1 (0.035%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.035%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.25%) JIRA
2 7 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.18%) Fiddler
4 4 (0.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.14%) Jenkins
General
1 369 (13.08%) Telecoms
2 264 (9.36%) Finance
3 94 (3.33%) Banking
4 91 (3.23%) Public Sector
5 78 (2.76%) Retail
6 43 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 36 (1.28%) Aerospace
8 25 (0.89%) Marketing
9 22 (0.78%) Electronics
10 16 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.43%) Back Office
11 12 (0.43%) Military
12 11 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.39%) Law
13 10 (0.35%) Advertising
13 10 (0.35%) Local Government
14 7 (0.25%) French Language
15 6 (0.21%) Automotive
15 6 (0.21%) Games
16 4 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (2.16%) 802.1X
2 16 (0.57%) XMPP
3 14 (0.50%) Web Services
4 3 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.11%) LDAP
4 3 (0.11%) XML
5 2 (0.071%) CSS
5 2 (0.071%) HTML
5 2 (0.071%) JSON
5 2 (0.071%) REST
5 2 (0.071%) SAML
5 2 (0.071%) SOAP
6 1 (0.035%) COM
6 1 (0.035%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 534 (18.93%) Data Centre
2 302 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 184 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 108 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
5 90 (3.19%) Driving Licence
6 33 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 21 (0.74%) Public Cloud
8 20 (0.71%) Virtual Team
9 18 (0.64%) Fibre Optics
10 17 (0.60%) BBC
10 17 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
11 15 (0.53%) CCTV
11 15 (0.53%) User Experience
12 14 (0.50%) Private Cloud
13 13 (0.46%) Clustering
13 13 (0.46%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.39%) PKI
14 11 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (0.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 477 (16.91%) Linux
2 353 (12.51%) Windows
3 288 (10.21%) Unix
4 207 (7.34%) Windows Server
5 47 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (1.63%) CentOS
7 43 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (1.24%) Debian
9 29 (1.03%) Windows 10
10 17 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.50%) CatOS
12 13 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.18%) Solaris
15 5 (0.18%) SUSE
16 4 (0.14%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.11%) Android
18 2 (0.071%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.071%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (16.41%) Network Design
2 413 (14.64%) Network Management
3 350 (12.41%) ITIL
4 320 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
5 296 (10.49%) Service Delivery
6 284 (10.07%) Change Control
7 243 (8.61%) Load Balancing
8 240 (8.51%) Presales
9 223 (7.90%) Product Management
10 215 (7.62%) Network Monitoring
11 206 (7.30%) Validation
12 140 (4.96%) Project Delivery
13 130 (4.61%) Incident Management
14 127 (4.50%) Mentoring
15 118 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 116 (4.11%) Migration
17 111 (3.93%) Change Management
18 105 (3.72%) Information Security
19 92 (3.26%) Project Management
20 86 (3.05%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 310 (10.99%) Python
2 231 (8.19%) Bash Shell
3 222 (7.87%) Perl
4 47 (1.67%) C
5 42 (1.49%) PowerShell
6 34 (1.21%) SQL
7 14 (0.50%) Java
8 13 (0.46%) C++
9 5 (0.18%) Go
10 3 (0.11%) PHP
11 2 (0.071%) Ruby
12 1 (0.035%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.035%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.035%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,986 (70.40%) Cisco Certification
2 1,519 (53.85%) CCNP
3 1,305 (46.26%) CCNA
4 268 (9.50%) CCIE
5 223 (7.90%) Degree
6 213 (7.55%) Security Cleared
7 140 (4.96%) SC Cleared
8 127 (4.50%) JNCIA
9 125 (4.43%) JNCIS
10 122 (4.32%) JNCIP
11 93 (3.30%) CCSA
12 80 (2.84%) CCDP
13 76 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 68 (2.41%) CCSE
15 61 (2.16%) JNCIE
16 58 (2.06%) DV Cleared
17 52 (1.84%) MCSE
18 51 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
19 43 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
20 41 (1.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 261 (9.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 226 (8.01%) ISO 9001
3 161 (5.71%) SLA
4 40 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.39%) QA
6 10 (0.35%) GDPR
7 8 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.11%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.11%) PMO
9 2 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.035%) BS7799
10 1 (0.035%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.035%) NIST
System Software
1 181 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 178 (6.31%) vCloud
3 156 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 41 (1.45%) Firmware
6 36 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (1.28%) VMware NSX
7 17 (0.60%) BIND 9
8 16 (0.57%) ProxySG
8 16 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.43%) vSphere
10 10 (0.35%) XenApp
11 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.21%) iptables
13 4 (0.14%) Docker
13 4 (0.14%) Xen
14 3 (0.11%) pfSense
15 1 (0.035%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 302 (10.71%) FortiGate
2 236 (8.37%) Nagios
3 110 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 70 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
5 66 (2.34%) Cisco UCCX
6 49 (1.74%) Ansible
7 34 (1.21%) SCOM
8 29 (1.03%) SCCM
9 27 (0.96%) RANCID
10 21 (0.74%) vCenter Server
11 19 (0.67%) Puppet
12 16 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
14 10 (0.35%) Stealthwatch
15 8 (0.28%) Cacti
16 6 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
17 5 (0.18%) Cisco CME
17 5 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
18 4 (0.14%) Terraform
18 4 (0.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 2,062 (73.09%) Cisco
2 670 (23.75%) Palo Alto
3 618 (21.91%) Juniper
4 575 (20.38%) CheckPoint
5 464 (16.45%) Fortinet
6 342 (12.12%) Microsoft
7 317 (11.24%) F5
8 303 (10.74%) VMware
9 212 (7.52%) SolarWinds
10 174 (6.17%) Meraki
11 168 (5.96%) HP
12 106 (3.76%) Citrix
13 92 (3.26%) Dell
14 76 (2.69%) Blue Coat
15 69 (2.45%) NetApp
16 68 (2.41%) Aruba
17 61 (2.16%) Avaya
18 55 (1.95%) Arista
19 51 (1.81%) Brocade
20 47 (1.67%) Huawei