Period
to 20 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

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
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 170 174
Rank change year-on-year -25 +4 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 3218 4024 4130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 2.04% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.12% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2809 3538 3596
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,425 £29,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +7.59%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 168453 190237 209218
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136007 160006 172267
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 -24 3086 £46,500 +3.33% 153
UK excluding London -10 2092 £45,000 +5.88% 106
London -49 1088 £54,000 +2.86% 52
South East 0 865 £47,500 +5.56% 37
North of England +2 444 £45,000 +5.88% 25
Midlands -12 297 £42,500 - 16
North West +57 295 £45,000 +14.65% 15
East of England -25 226 £45,000 +5.88% 12
West Midlands -13 206 £42,500 -1.16% 9
South West -12 177 £40,000 +14.29% 11
Yorkshire -38 144 £42,500 -5.56% 10
East Midlands +6 90 £44,000 +3.53% 7
Scotland +16 48 £56,250 +40.63% 4
Wales +2 39 £39,000 -13.33% 1
Northern Ireland -6 8 £28,750 -7.26% 1
North East -9 5 £36,500 +8.96%

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2017, Network Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 2528 (78.56%) Cisco
2 2060 (64.01%) Firewall
3 2019 (62.74%) Cisco Certification
4 1547 (48.07%) CCNP
5 1214 (37.73%) WAN
6 1059 (32.91%) Juniper
7 1044 (32.44%) CCNA
8 1028 (31.95%) LAN
9 1014 (31.51%) BGP
10 899 (27.94%) OSPF
11 856 (26.60%) VPN
12 835 (25.95%) MPLS
13 774 (24.05%) Cisco ASA
14 727 (22.59%) CheckPoint
15 718 (22.31%) Network Security
16 711 (22.09%) Data Centre
17 679 (21.10%) Wireless
18 669 (20.79%) Windows
19 635 (19.73%) TCP/IP
20 624 (19.39%) F5
21 623 (19.36%) DNS
22 605 (18.80%) Linux
23 575 (17.87%) Palo Alto
24 549 (17.06%) Cisco Nexus
25 530 (16.47%) Network Design
26 525 (16.31%) ITIL
27 493 (15.32%) VMware
28 456 (14.17%) CCIE
29 455 (14.14%) Microsoft
30 450 (13.98%) Load Balancing

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 67 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 32 (0.99%) IIS
3 31 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 28 (0.87%) Apache
6 15 (0.47%) SharePoint
7 14 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.37%) CMS
9 9 (0.28%) nginx
9 9 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.19%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.12%) JBoss
12 4 (0.12%) SAS
13 3 (0.093%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.093%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.062%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 76 (2.36%) MS Visio
2 72 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.062%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.062%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.062%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.031%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 177 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 161 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (1.68%) Office 365
4 32 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 19 (0.59%) IaaS
5 19 (0.59%) SaaS
6 11 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.28%) Akamai
8 8 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.25%) PaaS
9 6 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.093%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.093%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.093%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.062%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.031%) Bluemix
13 1 (0.031%) G Suite
13 1 (0.031%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2060 (64.01%) Firewall
2 1214 (37.73%) WAN
3 1028 (31.95%) LAN
4 1014 (31.51%) BGP
5 899 (27.94%) OSPF
6 856 (26.60%) VPN
7 835 (25.95%) MPLS
8 774 (24.05%) Cisco ASA
9 718 (22.31%) Network Security
10 679 (21.10%) Wireless
11 635 (19.73%) TCP/IP
12 623 (19.36%) DNS
13 549 (17.06%) Cisco Nexus
14 436 (13.55%) VoIP
15 428 (13.30%) DHCP
16 383 (11.90%) IPsec
17 376 (11.68%) VLAN
18 343 (10.66%) EIGRP
19 323 (10.04%) Cisco IOS
20 232 (7.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (1.62%) SQL Server
2 21 (0.65%) MySQL
3 11 (0.34%) Big Data
4 10 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.19%) Blockchain
5 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.16%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.12%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.093%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.062%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.031%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.031%) GIS
10 1 (0.031%) Informix
10 1 (0.031%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.031%) MS Access
10 1 (0.031%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.031%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.031%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 38 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 16 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.25%) Subversion
4 7 (0.22%) Metasploit
4 7 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.19%) GCC
5 6 (0.19%) GDB
5 6 (0.19%) Trac
6 4 (0.12%) JIRA
7 3 (0.093%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.093%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.031%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.031%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.031%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 370 (11.50%) Telecoms
2 359 (11.16%) Finance
3 117 (3.64%) Banking
4 38 (1.18%) Legal
5 34 (1.06%) Retail
6 33 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 31 (0.96%) Law
8 22 (0.68%) Games
8 22 (0.68%) Marketing
9 21 (0.65%) Advertising
10 20 (0.62%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.37%) Electronics
13 10 (0.31%) Military
14 9 (0.28%) Back Office
15 8 (0.25%) Automotive
16 6 (0.19%) Publishing
17 5 (0.16%) Local Government
17 5 (0.16%) Spanish Language
18 4 (0.12%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (3.29%) 802.1X
2 39 (1.21%) Web Services
3 26 (0.81%) CSS
4 23 (0.71%) REST
5 21 (0.65%) HTML
6 17 (0.53%) XMPP
7 16 (0.50%) XML
8 11 (0.34%) JSON
9 9 (0.28%) LAMP
10 8 (0.25%) Middleware
11 7 (0.22%) Regular Expression
12 6 (0.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 6 (0.19%) STL
13 5 (0.16%) CGI
13 5 (0.16%) WAP
14 4 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
15 3 (0.093%) FreeSWITCH
15 3 (0.093%) Kafka
15 3 (0.093%) RabbitMQ
15 3 (0.093%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 711 (22.09%) Data Centre
2 201 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 139 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 76 (2.36%) Driving Licence
5 65 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 51 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
7 50 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 47 (1.46%) iPad
9 37 (1.15%) PKI
10 33 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
11 32 (0.99%) Clustering
11 32 (0.99%) Smartphone
12 29 (0.90%) Fintech
13 23 (0.71%) Hedge funds
14 22 (0.68%) Public Cloud
15 21 (0.65%) CESG
16 18 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
17 17 (0.53%) Eurex
18 16 (0.50%) Virtual Team
19 14 (0.44%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 669 (20.79%) Windows
2 605 (18.80%) Linux
3 325 (10.10%) Windows Server
4 244 (7.58%) Unix
5 146 (4.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 68 (2.11%) CentOS
8 65 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 48 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 29 (0.90%) Android
11 28 (0.87%) Windows 10
12 19 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 16 (0.50%) Debian
15 14 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.44%) Solaris
15 14 (0.44%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
17 9 (0.28%) Windows 8
18 8 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (16.47%) Network Design
2 525 (16.31%) ITIL
3 450 (13.98%) Load Balancing
4 321 (9.98%) Network Monitoring
5 313 (9.73%) Network Management
6 229 (7.12%) Change Management
7 156 (4.85%) Mentoring
8 147 (4.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 146 (4.54%) High Availability
10 121 (3.76%) Service Delivery
11 114 (3.54%) Cybersecurity
12 110 (3.42%) Presales
13 109 (3.39%) Incident Management
14 108 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
15 107 (3.33%) SIEM
16 100 (3.11%) Change Control
16 100 (3.11%) Penetration Testing
16 100 (3.11%) Service Management
17 95 (2.95%) Problem Management
18 93 (2.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (5.87%) Python
2 119 (3.70%) Perl
3 87 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 87 (2.70%) C
4 66 (2.05%) SQL
5 51 (1.58%) PowerShell
6 32 (0.99%) Java
7 30 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 26 (0.81%) C++
8 26 (0.81%) Ruby
9 16 (0.50%) PHP
10 7 (0.22%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.22%) Tcl
11 6 (0.19%) C#
12 4 (0.12%) R
13 3 (0.093%) VBScript
14 2 (0.062%) Groovy
14 2 (0.062%) Lisp
14 2 (0.062%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.062%) VB
Qualifications
1 2019 (62.74%) Cisco Certification
2 1547 (48.07%) CCNP
3 1044 (32.44%) CCNA
4 456 (14.17%) CCIE
5 289 (8.98%) Security Cleared
6 250 (7.77%) Degree
7 183 (5.69%) SC Cleared
8 146 (4.54%) JNCIP
9 127 (3.95%) DV Cleared
10 114 (3.54%) JNCIA
11 96 (2.98%) CCSA
12 81 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 77 (2.39%) JNCIS
14 71 (2.21%) CCDP
15 70 (2.18%) CCDA
15 70 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
16 66 (2.05%) CISSP
17 64 (1.99%) MCSE
18 61 (1.90%) CCSE
18 61 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (6.68%) SLA
2 62 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
5 20 (0.62%) PMO
6 15 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.37%) QA
8 9 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.19%) GDPR
10 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.12%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.062%) GCP
12 2 (0.062%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 295 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 288 (8.95%) Active Directory
3 117 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 52 (1.62%) ProxySG
5 43 (1.34%) vSphere
6 41 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (1.12%) KVM
8 25 (0.78%) Xen
9 18 (0.56%) XenApp
10 15 (0.47%) Firmware
11 12 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.28%) Docker
13 9 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.28%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.22%) Snort
14 7 (0.22%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.19%) iptables
15 6 (0.19%) vCloud
16 5 (0.16%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 127 (3.95%) FortiGate
2 123 (3.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 87 (2.70%) Nagios
4 72 (2.24%) Cisco Prime
5 63 (1.96%) Cacti
6 58 (1.80%) SolarWinds Orion
7 51 (1.58%) SCCM
8 41 (1.27%) SCOM
9 38 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
10 35 (1.09%) Puppet
11 25 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
12 20 (0.62%) vCenter Server
13 19 (0.59%) Backup Exec
13 19 (0.59%) Opsview
14 18 (0.56%) OpenView
15 17 (0.53%) Cisco LMS
15 17 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
16 14 (0.44%) Ansible
17 11 (0.34%) OpenNebula
17 11 (0.34%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 2528 (78.56%) Cisco
2 1059 (32.91%) Juniper
3 727 (22.59%) CheckPoint
4 624 (19.39%) F5
5 575 (17.87%) Palo Alto
6 493 (15.32%) VMware
7 455 (14.14%) Microsoft
8 257 (7.99%) HP
9 223 (6.93%) SolarWinds
10 218 (6.77%) Fortinet
11 205 (6.37%) Citrix
12 165 (5.13%) Riverbed
13 136 (4.23%) Aruba
14 122 (3.79%) Blue Coat
15 110 (3.42%) Avaya
16 109 (3.39%) Meraki
17 86 (2.67%) Extreme Networks
18 69 (2.14%) Dell
19 62 (1.93%) Brocade
20 55 (1.71%) SonicWALL