Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 165 189
Rank change year-on-year -43 +24 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2972 3959 3966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 2.07% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 2.15% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2618 3500 3509
UK median annual salary £45,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £29,125
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -41 2833 £46,000 +2.22% 98
UK excluding London -21 1897 £45,000 +5.88% 79
London -65 1033 £55,000 +4.76% 29
South East -25 721 £45,000 - 26
North of England +2 396 £44,000 +10.00% 9
Midlands -47 259 £41,189 -1.34% 14
North West +6 249 £45,000 +18.42% 5
South West -1 221 £42,500 +11.84% 12
East of England -26 212 £46,000 +8.24% 8
West Midlands -53 152 £40,000 - 8
Yorkshire -6 142 £40,000 -11.11% 4
East Midlands +2 95 £44,000 +3.53% 6
Scotland -7 59 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Wales -3 40 £43,750 -2.78% 5
Northern Ireland - 9 £27,000 -
North East -7 5 £36,500 +8.96%

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2351 (79.10%) Cisco
2 1870 (62.92%) Firewall
3 1815 (61.07%) Cisco Certification
4 1363 (45.86%) CCNP
5 1191 (40.07%) WAN
6 1014 (34.12%) LAN
7 987 (33.21%) BGP
8 963 (32.40%) Juniper
9 926 (31.16%) CCNA
10 833 (28.03%) OSPF
11 784 (26.38%) MPLS
12 755 (25.40%) VPN
13 728 (24.50%) Network Security
14 719 (24.19%) Cisco ASA
15 672 (22.61%) CheckPoint
16 644 (21.67%) Data Centre
17 623 (20.96%) Wireless
18 612 (20.59%) DNS
19 593 (19.95%) TCP/IP
20 591 (19.89%) Windows
21 527 (17.73%) F5
22 522 (17.56%) Cisco Nexus
23 521 (17.53%) Linux
24 510 (17.16%) Palo Alto
25 499 (16.79%) VMware
26 495 (16.66%) ITIL
27 461 (15.51%) Network Design
28 446 (15.01%) CCIE
29 438 (14.74%) Microsoft
30 437 (14.70%) DHCP

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 81 (2.73%) MS Exchange
2 23 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (0.77%) Skype for Business
3 18 (0.61%) CMS
3 18 (0.61%) IIS
4 16 (0.54%) Apache
5 11 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.30%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.27%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.27%) SAS
9 7 (0.24%) nginx
9 7 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.17%) JBoss
10 5 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.10%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.034%) Liferay
13 1 (0.034%) WordPress
Applications
1 67 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.13%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.067%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.034%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 200 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 174 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (1.92%) Office 365
4 28 (0.94%) SaaS
4 28 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 18 (0.61%) IaaS
6 11 (0.37%) Akamai
6 11 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.20%) PaaS
8 5 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.067%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.067%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.067%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.034%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.034%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.034%) G Suite
11 1 (0.034%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1870 (62.92%) Firewall
2 1191 (40.07%) WAN
3 1014 (34.12%) LAN
4 987 (33.21%) BGP
5 833 (28.03%) OSPF
6 784 (26.38%) MPLS
7 755 (25.40%) VPN
8 728 (24.50%) Network Security
9 719 (24.19%) Cisco ASA
10 623 (20.96%) Wireless
11 612 (20.59%) DNS
12 593 (19.95%) TCP/IP
13 522 (17.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 437 (14.70%) DHCP
15 431 (14.50%) VoIP
16 380 (12.79%) IPsec
17 365 (12.28%) EIGRP
18 340 (11.44%) Cisco IOS
19 334 (11.24%) VLAN
20 212 (7.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (1.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.40%) Big Data
2 12 (0.40%) MySQL
3 7 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.20%) Blockchain
4 6 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.067%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.067%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.067%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.067%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.034%) GIS
7 1 (0.034%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.034%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.034%) MS Access
7 1 (0.034%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.034%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.034%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (1.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.30%) Metasploit
3 8 (0.27%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.24%) JIRA
4 7 (0.24%) Subversion
5 6 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.13%) GCC
6 4 (0.13%) GDB
6 4 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.13%) Trac
7 2 (0.067%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.034%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.034%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.034%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 360 (12.11%) Finance
2 297 (9.99%) Telecoms
3 101 (3.40%) Banking
4 36 (1.21%) Retail
5 33 (1.11%) Legal
6 25 (0.84%) Advertising
7 24 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 24 (0.81%) Games
8 17 (0.57%) Law
8 17 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.50%) Back Office
9 15 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 15 (0.50%) Marketing
10 12 (0.40%) Automotive
11 10 (0.34%) Publishing
12 9 (0.30%) Military
13 7 (0.24%) Electronics
14 6 (0.20%) French Language
15 5 (0.17%) Local Government
16 4 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (3.40%) 802.1X
2 47 (1.58%) Web Services
3 26 (0.87%) HTML
3 26 (0.87%) XMPP
4 20 (0.67%) XML
5 11 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (0.30%) CSS
7 7 (0.24%) Middleware
7 7 (0.24%) Regular Expression
7 7 (0.24%) REST
8 6 (0.20%) JSON
9 4 (0.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 4 (0.13%) LAMP
9 4 (0.13%) STL
10 3 (0.10%) FreeSWITCH
10 3 (0.10%) RFC 2547
10 3 (0.10%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.10%) WAP
11 2 (0.067%) CGI
11 2 (0.067%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 644 (21.67%) Data Centre
2 191 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 129 (4.34%) Computer Science
4 70 (2.36%) Driving Licence
5 59 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
6 52 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 49 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 48 (1.62%) Clustering
9 38 (1.28%) PKI
10 35 (1.18%) iPad
11 32 (1.08%) Eurex
12 30 (1.01%) CESG
13 26 (0.87%) Fintech
14 24 (0.81%) Smartphone
15 22 (0.74%) Hedge funds
15 22 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
16 19 (0.64%) Virtual Team
17 16 (0.54%) Public Cloud
18 13 (0.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
19 11 (0.37%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 591 (19.89%) Windows
2 521 (17.53%) Linux
3 288 (9.69%) Windows Server
4 188 (6.33%) Unix
5 113 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 110 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 50 (1.68%) Windows 7
9 43 (1.45%) CentOS
10 30 (1.01%) Windows 10
11 25 (0.84%) Android
12 22 (0.74%) Mac OS X
13 19 (0.64%) Solaris
14 17 (0.57%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.34%) Debian
15 10 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.30%) SUSE
16 9 (0.30%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (16.66%) ITIL
2 461 (15.51%) Network Design
3 406 (13.66%) Load Balancing
4 351 (11.81%) Network Monitoring
5 300 (10.09%) Network Management
6 209 (7.03%) Change Management
7 170 (5.72%) Root Cause Analysis
8 145 (4.88%) Mentoring
9 134 (4.51%) Incident Management
10 126 (4.24%) High Availability
11 110 (3.70%) SIEM
12 109 (3.67%) Kalman Filter
13 99 (3.33%) Service Delivery
13 99 (3.33%) Service Management
14 98 (3.30%) Cybersecurity
15 97 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 95 (3.20%) Problem Management
17 93 (3.13%) Change Control
18 91 (3.06%) Network Architecture
19 80 (2.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (6.53%) Python
2 96 (3.23%) Perl
3 93 (3.13%) C
4 88 (2.96%) Bash Shell
5 56 (1.88%) SQL
6 52 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 34 (1.14%) Java
8 32 (1.08%) Ruby
9 30 (1.01%) C++
10 19 (0.64%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.40%) JavaScript
12 10 (0.34%) Tcl
13 7 (0.24%) C#
13 7 (0.24%) PHP
14 5 (0.17%) VBScript
15 3 (0.10%) C-shell
15 3 (0.10%) Korn
16 2 (0.067%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.067%) Groovy
16 2 (0.067%) R
Qualifications
1 1815 (61.07%) Cisco Certification
2 1363 (45.86%) CCNP
3 926 (31.16%) CCNA
4 446 (15.01%) CCIE
5 258 (8.68%) Security Cleared
6 230 (7.74%) Degree
7 184 (6.19%) SC Cleared
8 148 (4.98%) JNCIP
9 120 (4.04%) DV Cleared
10 93 (3.13%) CCSA
11 83 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 81 (2.73%) JNCIA
13 76 (2.56%) CISSP
14 74 (2.49%) CCDP
15 69 (2.32%) CCSE
16 63 (2.12%) CCDA
17 62 (2.09%) JNCIS
18 61 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
19 60 (2.02%) MCSE
20 59 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (8.11%) SLA
2 74 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 31 (1.04%) PMO
5 27 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.37%) HIPAA
6 11 (0.37%) QA
7 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.10%) GDPR
9 2 (0.067%) GCP
9 2 (0.067%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.034%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.034%) RMADS
System Software
1 315 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 292 (9.83%) Active Directory
3 110 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 63 (2.12%) vSphere
5 41 (1.38%) ProxySG
6 39 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (1.18%) KVM
8 29 (0.98%) Xen
9 23 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (0.61%) XenApp
11 15 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (0.47%) VMware NSX
13 12 (0.40%) Firmware
14 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.24%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.20%) Docker
16 6 (0.20%) iptables
17 5 (0.17%) Snort
17 5 (0.17%) Terminal Services
18 4 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 124 (4.17%) Nagios
2 107 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 95 (3.20%) FortiGate
4 86 (2.89%) Cacti
5 77 (2.59%) Cisco Prime
6 59 (1.99%) SolarWinds Orion
7 44 (1.48%) SCCM
8 43 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
9 41 (1.38%) Opsview
10 40 (1.35%) SCOM
11 37 (1.24%) Cisco LMS
12 31 (1.04%) Puppet
13 27 (0.91%) Cisco UCCE
13 27 (0.91%) vCenter Server
14 26 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
15 22 (0.74%) Ansible
16 16 (0.54%) OpenView
17 13 (0.44%) Backup Exec
17 13 (0.44%) QRadar
17 13 (0.44%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 2351 (79.10%) Cisco
2 963 (32.40%) Juniper
3 672 (22.61%) CheckPoint
4 527 (17.73%) F5
5 510 (17.16%) Palo Alto
6 499 (16.79%) VMware
7 438 (14.74%) Microsoft
8 249 (8.38%) SolarWinds
9 228 (7.67%) HP
10 204 (6.86%) Citrix
11 183 (6.16%) Fortinet
12 147 (4.95%) Riverbed
13 124 (4.17%) Meraki
14 122 (4.10%) Aruba
15 111 (3.73%) Blue Coat
16 91 (3.06%) Avaya
16 91 (3.06%) Extreme Networks
17 76 (2.56%) Brocade
17 76 (2.56%) Dell
18 74 (2.49%) Arista