Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 234 157
Rank change year-on-year -1 -77 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2,309 2,754 4,060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.53% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.60% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,856 2,384 3,524
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £28,000 £31,250 £30,545
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -

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 152,660 172,531 179,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.04% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 122,387 138,781 149,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +1 2,205 £47,500 +5.56% 423
UK excluding London -21 1,431 £42,500 -1.16% 325
London +27 847 £57,500 +4.55% 115
South East -53 445 £45,000 - 97
Midlands +51 278 £42,500 +6.25% 52
East of England +58 250 £35,000 -26.32% 47
North of England -42 223 £40,000 -5.88% 73
West Midlands +69 180 £45,000 +12.50% 34
South West -20 161 £42,500 +6.25% 39
North West -32 125 £39,500 -12.22% 36
East Midlands +36 98 £39,500 -7.06% 18
Yorkshire -36 90 £43,750 +16.67% 30
Scotland -30 57 £42,500 -3.41% 4
Wales -32 20 £43,500 +6.75% 12
North East +12 8 £32,500 -13.33% 7
Northern Ireland -11 1 - - 1

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 1,777 (76.96%) Cisco
2 1,427 (61.80%) Firewall
3 1,411 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1,039 (45.00%) CCNP
5 947 (41.01%) WAN
6 832 (36.03%) LAN
7 748 (32.39%) CCNA
8 647 (28.02%) BGP
9 638 (27.63%) CheckPoint
10 567 (24.56%) Juniper
11 551 (23.86%) Wireless
12 535 (23.17%) Network Security
13 525 (22.74%) OSPF
14 518 (22.43%) VPN
15 497 (21.52%) MPLS
15 497 (21.52%) Data Centre
16 471 (20.40%) F5
17 467 (20.23%) Cisco ASA
18 465 (20.14%) Cisco Nexus
19 403 (17.45%) Palo Alto
20 349 (15.11%) TCP/IP
20 349 (15.11%) Windows
21 335 (14.51%) VMware
22 318 (13.77%) Finance
23 309 (13.38%) VoIP
24 291 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
25 287 (12.43%) Microsoft
26 280 (12.13%) Linux
27 273 (11.82%) CCIE
28 268 (11.61%) DNS

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 54 (2.34%) MS Exchange
2 40 (1.73%) Skype for Business
3 38 (1.65%) IIS
4 31 (1.34%) Apache
5 23 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 16 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 15 (0.65%) OpenStack
9 11 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.35%) nginx
12 6 (0.26%) CMS
13 5 (0.22%) SAS
14 3 (0.13%) Kentico
15 2 (0.087%) Joomla!
15 2 (0.087%) WordPress
16 1 (0.043%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.043%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.043%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.043%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 154 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 147 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (3.85%) Office 365
4 17 (0.74%) SaaS
5 14 (0.61%) PaaS
6 13 (0.56%) G Suite
6 13 (0.56%) IaaS
7 11 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.26%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.17%) Akamai
10 4 (0.17%) OpenDNS
11 3 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.087%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.043%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.043%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,427 (61.80%) Firewall
2 947 (41.01%) WAN
3 832 (36.03%) LAN
4 647 (28.02%) BGP
5 551 (23.86%) Wireless
6 535 (23.17%) Network Security
7 525 (22.74%) OSPF
8 518 (22.43%) VPN
9 497 (21.52%) MPLS
10 467 (20.23%) Cisco ASA
11 465 (20.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 349 (15.11%) TCP/IP
13 309 (13.38%) VoIP
14 268 (11.61%) DNS
15 245 (10.61%) Wi-Fi
16 229 (9.92%) VLAN
17 207 (8.96%) Cisco IOS
18 197 (8.53%) DHCP
19 196 (8.49%) EIGRP
20 177 (7.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 19 (0.82%) MySQL
3 10 (0.43%) Big Data
3 10 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.087%) Redis
6 1 (0.043%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.043%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.043%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.043%) DB2
6 1 (0.043%) GIS
6 1 (0.043%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.043%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.043%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.043%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.043%) QlikView
6 1 (0.043%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.043%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 66 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.22%) Hudson
4 3 (0.13%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.13%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.087%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.087%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.043%) JIRA
6 1 (0.043%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 318 (13.77%) Finance
2 236 (10.22%) Telecoms
3 156 (6.76%) Banking
4 81 (3.51%) Retail
5 58 (2.51%) Marketing
6 51 (2.21%) Advertising
7 28 (1.21%) Law
8 23 (1.00%) Legal
9 21 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 19 (0.82%) Front Office
11 17 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.52%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.43%) French Language
14 8 (0.35%) Automotive
14 8 (0.35%) Electronics
15 7 (0.30%) Games
16 5 (0.22%) Back Office
16 5 (0.22%) Local Government
16 5 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (2.94%) 802.1X
2 23 (1.00%) XMPP
3 18 (0.78%) LAMP
4 12 (0.52%) Web Services
5 9 (0.39%) LDAP
6 8 (0.35%) HTML
7 6 (0.26%) .NET
8 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.22%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (0.22%) Middleware
8 5 (0.22%) XML
9 4 (0.17%) CSS
9 4 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (0.17%) WSH
10 3 (0.13%) RFC 2544
11 2 (0.087%) Ajax
11 2 (0.087%) JSON
11 2 (0.087%) XSLT
12 1 (0.043%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 497 (21.52%) Data Centre
2 191 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
4 59 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 49 (2.12%) Driving Licence
6 37 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.21%) PKI
8 23 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
9 19 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 19 (0.82%) Hedge funds
9 19 (0.82%) Public Cloud
10 18 (0.78%) Fintech
11 17 (0.74%) Private Cloud
12 15 (0.65%) NHS
13 13 (0.56%) Replication
13 13 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
13 13 (0.56%) Virtual Team
14 12 (0.52%) User Experience
15 11 (0.48%) CMDB
16 10 (0.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 349 (15.11%) Windows
2 280 (12.13%) Linux
3 193 (8.36%) Windows Server
4 98 (4.24%) Unix
5 81 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (1.91%) Windows 7
8 41 (1.78%) Windows 10
9 29 (1.26%) CentOS
10 19 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 18 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (0.74%) Debian
12 17 (0.74%) Mac OS X
13 15 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.30%) FreeBSD
15 5 (0.22%) SUSE
16 4 (0.17%) Android
17 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
2 232 (10.05%) ITIL
3 212 (9.18%) Network Design
4 199 (8.62%) Network Management
5 196 (8.49%) Network Monitoring
6 186 (8.06%) Load Balancing
7 171 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 167 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 120 (5.20%) Computer Science
10 108 (4.68%) Service Management
11 107 (4.63%) Mentoring
12 106 (4.59%) Incident Management
13 100 (4.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 95 (4.11%) Service Delivery
15 90 (3.90%) Change Management
16 83 (3.59%) Migration
17 78 (3.38%) Information Security
18 74 (3.20%) Change Control
19 71 (3.07%) Network Architecture
20 69 (2.99%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 214 (9.27%) Python
2 78 (3.38%) Perl
3 75 (3.25%) PowerShell
4 67 (2.90%) SQL
5 51 (2.21%) Bash Shell
6 48 (2.08%) C
7 25 (1.08%) Ruby
7 25 (1.08%) Shell Script
8 21 (0.91%) Tcl
9 18 (0.78%) PHP
10 13 (0.56%) VBScript
11 11 (0.48%) R
12 9 (0.39%) C++
12 9 (0.39%) Java
13 7 (0.30%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.30%) Korn
14 5 (0.22%) C-shell
14 5 (0.22%) Go
14 5 (0.22%) VB
15 3 (0.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 1,411 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1,039 (45.00%) CCNP
3 748 (32.39%) CCNA
4 273 (11.82%) CCIE
5 236 (10.22%) Degree
6 215 (9.31%) Security Cleared
7 158 (6.84%) SC Cleared
8 91 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 87 (3.77%) JNCIA
10 74 (3.20%) CCDP
11 67 (2.90%) CISSP
11 67 (2.90%) DV Cleared
12 64 (2.77%) CCSA
13 55 (2.38%) JNCIP
14 44 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
15 41 (1.78%) CCSE
16 35 (1.52%) JNCIS
17 34 (1.47%) CCVP
17 34 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
18 33 (1.43%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (7.06%) SLA
2 34 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 31 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (1.21%) GDPR
5 21 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (0.61%) QA
8 13 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (0.52%) PMO
10 6 (0.26%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.087%) SEPA
13 1 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.043%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.043%) GPG13
System Software
1 218 (9.44%) Active Directory
2 197 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 56 (2.43%) VMware NSX
5 35 (1.52%) ProxySG
6 23 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (0.95%) vSphere
8 20 (0.87%) Firmware
9 15 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.56%) VMware Server
10 13 (0.56%) XenApp
11 9 (0.39%) Docker
12 7 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.22%) pfSense
13 5 (0.22%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.13%) Snort
15 2 (0.087%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.087%) Xen
Systems Management
1 124 (5.37%) Nagios
2 98 (4.24%) Cisco Prime
3 79 (3.42%) FortiGate
4 72 (3.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 53 (2.30%) Ansible
6 38 (1.65%) Cisco LMS
6 38 (1.65%) Opsview
7 28 (1.21%) Cacti
8 25 (1.08%) Stealthwatch
9 21 (0.91%) Puppet
10 20 (0.87%) vCenter Server
11 19 (0.82%) ArcSight ESM
12 17 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
13 16 (0.69%) Nessus
13 16 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (0.69%) SCCM
14 15 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
15 13 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
16 12 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
16 12 (0.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,777 (76.96%) Cisco
2 638 (27.63%) CheckPoint
3 567 (24.56%) Juniper
4 471 (20.40%) F5
5 403 (17.45%) Palo Alto
6 335 (14.51%) VMware
7 287 (12.43%) Microsoft
8 254 (11.00%) SolarWinds
9 218 (9.44%) Fortinet
10 174 (7.54%) Meraki
11 152 (6.58%) HP
12 91 (3.94%) Aruba
13 81 (3.51%) Citrix
14 78 (3.38%) Blue Coat
15 70 (3.03%) Riverbed
16 62 (2.69%) Mitel
17 59 (2.56%) Arista
18 51 (2.21%) Nokia
19 46 (1.99%) BT
20 42 (1.82%) Symantec