Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 200 176
Rank change year-on-year -46 -24 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,340 3,223 4,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.83% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.90% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,909 2,814 3,572
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £32,000 £28,525
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 163,763 169,397 191,249
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 96.08% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131,963 136,760 160,834
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 £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -43 2,208 £47,500 +3.26% 325
UK excluding London -58 1,405 £42,500 -5.56% 242
London -18 883 £55,000 +4.76% 102
South East -89 489 £45,000 -5.26% 56
North of England -42 287 £40,000 -11.11% 64
Midlands -19 218 £42,500 - 44
South West -4 170 £42,500 +6.25% 17
North West -71 166 £40,000 -11.11% 34
East of England -31 162 £52,500 +16.67% 42
West Midlands -33 122 £49,500 +16.47% 25
Yorkshire +8 107 £40,000 -5.88% 22
East Midlands +10 96 £40,000 -9.09% 19
Scotland +3 58 £40,000 -28.89% 12
Wales -7 26 £47,500 +21.79% 7
North East -14 14 £29,000 -20.55% 8
Northern Ireland -3 1 £35,000 +21.74%

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1,898 (81.11%) Cisco
2 1,498 (64.02%) Cisco Certification
3 1,432 (61.20%) Firewall
4 1,187 (50.73%) CCNP
5 990 (42.31%) WAN
6 876 (37.44%) LAN
7 817 (34.91%) CCNA
8 671 (28.68%) BGP
9 641 (27.39%) Wireless
10 618 (26.41%) VPN
11 616 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
12 611 (26.11%) OSPF
13 584 (24.96%) Juniper
14 582 (24.87%) MPLS
15 541 (23.12%) Data Centre
16 529 (22.61%) CheckPoint
17 501 (21.41%) F5
18 492 (21.03%) Cisco Nexus
19 486 (20.77%) Network Security
20 402 (17.18%) Palo Alto
21 337 (14.40%) VMware
22 326 (13.93%) TCP/IP
22 326 (13.93%) SolarWinds
23 305 (13.03%) CCIE
24 301 (12.86%) Finance
25 300 (12.82%) Windows
26 286 (12.22%) DNS
27 272 (11.62%) Linux
28 265 (11.32%) VoIP
29 261 (11.15%) Microsoft

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 46 (1.97%) MS Exchange
2 19 (0.81%) Skype for Business
3 17 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.38%) Apache
5 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (0.38%) IIS
5 9 (0.38%) OpenStack
6 7 (0.30%) nginx
7 5 (0.21%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.17%) SAS
9 3 (0.13%) Confluence
9 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.13%) WordPress
10 2 (0.085%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.043%) Drupal
11 1 (0.043%) PrestaShop
11 1 (0.043%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.043%) Umbraco
Applications
1 78 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 59 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.085%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.043%) assyst
3 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.043%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.043%) Magento
3 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 156 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (3.08%) Office 365
4 53 (2.26%) SaaS
5 47 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (1.11%) PaaS
7 21 (0.90%) IaaS
8 15 (0.64%) Akamai
9 13 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (0.56%) Serverless
10 10 (0.43%) G Suite
11 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.17%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
12 3 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.085%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,432 (61.20%) Firewall
2 990 (42.31%) WAN
3 876 (37.44%) LAN
4 671 (28.68%) BGP
5 641 (27.39%) Wireless
6 618 (26.41%) VPN
7 616 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
8 611 (26.11%) OSPF
9 582 (24.87%) MPLS
10 492 (21.03%) Cisco Nexus
11 486 (20.77%) Network Security
12 326 (13.93%) TCP/IP
13 286 (12.22%) DNS
14 265 (11.32%) VoIP
15 257 (10.98%) VLAN
16 251 (10.73%) Wi-Fi
17 229 (9.79%) EIGRP
18 225 (9.62%) IPsec
19 224 (9.57%) Cisco IOS
20 211 (9.02%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (1.58%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.47%) MySQL
3 9 (0.38%) Blockchain
4 7 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.21%) Big Data
5 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.17%) BigQuery
6 4 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.17%) Redis
7 3 (0.13%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.13%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.085%) Informix
9 1 (0.043%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.043%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.043%) Power BI
9 1 (0.043%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 100 (4.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (0.30%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.26%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.17%) JIRA
7 3 (0.13%) GitLab
7 3 (0.13%) GoCD
7 3 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.13%) Subversion
7 3 (0.13%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.043%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.043%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.043%) GCC
8 1 (0.043%) GDB
8 1 (0.043%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.043%) Trac
General
1 301 (12.86%) Finance
2 195 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 134 (5.73%) Retail
4 133 (5.68%) Banking
5 44 (1.88%) Advertising
6 27 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 20 (0.85%) Law
9 18 (0.77%) Games
10 16 (0.68%) Legal
11 15 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.60%) Marketing
13 7 (0.30%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.21%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.17%) Electronics
15 4 (0.17%) French Language
15 4 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.17%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.13%) Automotive
17 2 (0.085%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (3.68%) 802.1X
2 21 (0.90%) HTML
3 17 (0.73%) CSS
3 17 (0.73%) XMPP
4 14 (0.60%) XML
5 11 (0.47%) Web Services
6 9 (0.38%) Middleware
7 8 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (0.34%) JSON
7 8 (0.34%) LAMP
7 8 (0.34%) LDAP
8 7 (0.30%) WSH
9 6 (0.26%) LEMP Stack
9 6 (0.26%) RFC 2544
10 4 (0.17%) D3.js
10 4 (0.17%) ggplot
10 4 (0.17%) Matplotlib
10 4 (0.17%) SAML
11 3 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 541 (23.12%) Data Centre
2 181 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 108 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (1.75%) NHS
6 39 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 33 (1.41%) PKI
8 32 (1.37%) Private Cloud
9 30 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
10 28 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
11 24 (1.03%) BBC
11 24 (1.03%) Fintech
11 24 (1.03%) Hedge funds
12 23 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 23 (0.98%) Driving Licence
13 19 (0.81%) Cyberattack
13 19 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
14 18 (0.77%) Public Cloud
15 15 (0.64%) Virtual Team
16 12 (0.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 300 (12.82%) Windows
2 272 (11.62%) Linux
3 172 (7.35%) Windows Server
4 96 (4.10%) Unix
5 61 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 20 (0.85%) Windows 10
9 18 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 13 (0.56%) FreeBSD
10 13 (0.56%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.38%) CentOS
14 7 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.26%) Solaris
16 5 (0.21%) Android
16 5 (0.21%) Debian
16 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (11.11%) Network Design
2 255 (10.90%) ITIL
3 253 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
4 248 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
5 245 (10.47%) Network Management
6 219 (9.36%) Load Balancing
7 180 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 140 (5.98%) Root Cause Analysis
9 132 (5.64%) Incident Management
10 128 (5.47%) Change Management
11 118 (5.04%) Service Management
12 115 (4.91%) Network Architecture
13 110 (4.70%) Kalman Filter
14 96 (4.10%) Service Delivery
15 95 (4.06%) High Availability
16 90 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
17 86 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
18 85 (3.63%) Problem Management
19 83 (3.55%) Capacity Management
20 80 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 179 (7.65%) Python
2 59 (2.52%) SQL
3 43 (1.84%) PowerShell
4 38 (1.62%) C
4 38 (1.62%) Perl
5 37 (1.58%) Bash Shell
6 25 (1.07%) Ruby
7 11 (0.47%) PHP
8 8 (0.34%) Java
9 7 (0.30%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.30%) VBScript
10 6 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.21%) Groovy
12 4 (0.17%) AWK
12 4 (0.17%) C#
12 4 (0.17%) sed
13 3 (0.13%) C++
13 3 (0.13%) C-shell
13 3 (0.13%) Korn
14 2 (0.085%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,498 (64.02%) Cisco Certification
2 1,187 (50.73%) CCNP
3 817 (34.91%) CCNA
4 305 (13.03%) CCIE
5 243 (10.38%) Degree
6 225 (9.62%) Security Cleared
7 149 (6.37%) SC Cleared
8 113 (4.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 83 (3.55%) DV Cleared
10 76 (3.25%) JNCIP
11 62 (2.65%) JNCIA
12 59 (2.52%) CCDP
12 59 (2.52%) CCSP
13 48 (2.05%) CISSP
14 44 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
15 43 (1.84%) JNCIS
16 38 (1.62%) CCVP
17 35 (1.50%) CCSA
17 35 (1.50%) JNCIE
18 32 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (8.63%) SLA
2 37 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 27 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 23 (0.98%) GDPR
6 12 (0.51%) QA
7 7 (0.30%) GPG13
8 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.21%) PMO
10 4 (0.17%) GCP
11 3 (0.13%) COBIT
11 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.043%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.043%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 179 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 175 (7.48%) Active Directory
3 65 (2.78%) Firmware
4 56 (2.39%) Hyper-V
5 41 (1.75%) ProxySG
6 38 (1.62%) VMware NSX
7 33 (1.41%) vSphere
8 30 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (1.11%) VMware Server
10 9 (0.38%) Docker
10 9 (0.38%) pfSense
11 7 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.30%) XenApp
12 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.085%) NFS
13 2 (0.085%) Samba
13 2 (0.085%) Snort
13 2 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.043%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.043%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 172 (7.35%) Cisco Prime
2 126 (5.38%) Nagios
3 79 (3.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 69 (2.95%) FortiGate
5 54 (2.31%) Cisco LMS
5 54 (2.31%) Opsview
6 52 (2.22%) Ansible
7 34 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
8 32 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
9 29 (1.24%) Stealthwatch
10 23 (0.98%) Cacti
10 23 (0.98%) Cisco IPCC
11 22 (0.94%) Puppet
12 21 (0.90%) SCCM
13 18 (0.77%) Nessus
13 18 (0.77%) TrustSec
14 16 (0.68%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.43%) Cisco CME
15 10 (0.43%) Terraform
16 9 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,898 (81.11%) Cisco
2 584 (24.96%) Juniper
3 529 (22.61%) CheckPoint
4 501 (21.41%) F5
5 402 (17.18%) Palo Alto
6 337 (14.40%) VMware
7 326 (13.93%) SolarWinds
8 261 (11.15%) Microsoft
9 198 (8.46%) Fortinet
10 177 (7.56%) Meraki
11 173 (7.39%) HP
12 130 (5.56%) Citrix
13 93 (3.97%) Aruba
13 93 (3.97%) Blue Coat
14 70 (2.99%) Arista
15 65 (2.78%) Zscaler
16 62 (2.65%) Riverbed
17 44 (1.88%) Dell
17 44 (1.88%) Extreme Networks
18 33 (1.41%) Forcepoint