Period
to 19 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Network Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Management over the 6 months to 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Management
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 534 461 691
Rank change year-on-year -73 +230 -41
Permanent jobs citing Network Management 173 892 549
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.63% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.68% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 137 437 415
Median annual salary £49,500 £46,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.61% -12.38% +16.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £81,000 £73,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% +6.25%

Network Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 46,084 130,295 153,852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.55% 92.19% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 37,357 102,249 122,489
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Network Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Management.

Salary trend for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Management over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Management within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 2020. 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 -63 171 £49,500 +10.00% 33
UK excluding London -58 112 £49,000 +8.89% 27
London +162 60 £55,000 +4.76% 11
South West +126 33 £47,500 +12.03% 5
East of England +60 31 £55,000 +57.14% 4
South East +163 22 £50,000 -4.76% 4
North of England -86 15 £52,500 +10.53% 5
Midlands +73 10 £50,000 - 4
West Midlands +47 10 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Yorkshire -73 9 £52,500 -4.55% 1
North West +102 6 £52,500 +36.36% 3
Work from Home +30 3 £60,000 +26.32% 4
Scotland +94 1 £45,000 -37.93% 3

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, IT jobs citing Network Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Network Management.

1 88 (50.87%) Firewall
2 81 (46.82%) Cisco
3 65 (37.57%) WAN
4 64 (36.99%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (30.64%) LAN
6 52 (30.06%) VMware
7 50 (28.90%) Network Security
7 50 (28.90%) CCNP
7 50 (28.90%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (26.01%) Windows
9 41 (23.70%) ITIL
10 40 (23.12%) Juniper
11 39 (22.54%) Wi-Fi
12 38 (21.97%) VPN
13 37 (21.39%) Azure
14 36 (20.81%) VoIP
15 33 (19.08%) Microsoft
16 32 (18.50%) Wireless
16 32 (18.50%) Office 365
17 31 (17.92%) Internet
18 30 (17.34%) Windows Server
19 29 (16.76%) Cisco ASA
20 27 (15.61%) CCNA
20 27 (15.61%) Linux
21 26 (15.03%) Active Directory
21 26 (15.03%) Service Management
22 24 (13.87%) Security Cleared
23 23 (13.29%) Data Centre
23 23 (13.29%) SolarWinds
24 22 (12.72%) Junos

Network Management
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 12 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.73%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.16%) Confluence
3 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 37 (21.39%) Azure
2 32 (18.50%) Office 365
3 18 (10.40%) AWS
4 6 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.89%) GCP
5 5 (2.89%) IaaS
5 5 (2.89%) OneDrive
5 5 (2.89%) SaaS
6 4 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (2.31%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (2.31%) CloudFront
6 4 (2.31%) Firebase
6 4 (2.31%) Route 53
6 4 (2.31%) Serverless
7 1 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.58%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 88 (50.87%) Firewall
2 65 (37.57%) WAN
3 53 (30.64%) LAN
4 50 (28.90%) Network Security
5 39 (22.54%) Wi-Fi
6 38 (21.97%) VPN
7 36 (20.81%) VoIP
8 32 (18.50%) Wireless
9 31 (17.92%) Internet
10 29 (16.76%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (12.72%) BGP
11 22 (12.72%) Junos
11 22 (12.72%) TCP/IP
12 21 (12.14%) MPLS
13 18 (10.40%) OSPF
14 12 (6.94%) DNS
15 11 (6.36%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (5.78%) DHCP
16 10 (5.78%) SNMP
17 8 (4.62%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.31%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.73%) Big Data
3 1 (0.58%) GIS
3 1 (0.58%) MySQL
3 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.58%) Power BI
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.89%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (2.31%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.73%) JIRA
3 3 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.58%) GitLab
4 1 (0.58%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (9.25%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.67%) Finance
3 9 (5.20%) Retail
4 6 (3.47%) Military
5 5 (2.89%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.16%) Law
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Police
Job Titles
1 76 (43.93%) Network Engineer
2 34 (19.65%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (10.40%) Architect
3 18 (10.40%) Network Architect
4 15 (8.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (8.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 14 (8.09%) Analyst
5 14 (8.09%) Security Engineer
6 13 (7.51%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (7.51%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.36%) Network Analyst
8 10 (5.78%) IT Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (2.89%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (2.89%) Network Team Leader
10 5 (2.89%) NOC Engineer
10 5 (2.89%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 5 (2.89%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (2.89%) Senior Network Architect
10 5 (2.89%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.31%) Middleware
2 2 (1.16%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.16%) React
2 2 (1.16%) REST
3 1 (0.58%) HTML
3 1 (0.58%) LDAP
3 1 (0.58%) Web Services
3 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.89%) Clustering
3 4 (2.31%) iSeries
3 4 (2.31%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.73%) BYOD
4 3 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.16%) Fibre Optics
5 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.58%) IPTV
6 1 (0.58%) PKI
6 1 (0.58%) SCADA
6 1 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (26.01%) Windows
2 30 (17.34%) Windows Server
3 27 (15.61%) Linux
4 5 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.89%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (2.31%) Mac OS
5 4 (2.31%) SUSE
5 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.73%) CentOS
6 3 (1.73%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.16%) Unix
7 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.58%) Debian
8 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.58%) VMS
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.90%) Problem-Solving
2 41 (23.70%) ITIL
3 26 (15.03%) Service Management
4 22 (12.72%) Change Management
5 20 (11.56%) Network Design
6 16 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (8.09%) Infrastructure Management
8 13 (7.51%) Configuration Management
8 13 (7.51%) Network Monitoring
8 13 (7.51%) Patch Management
9 12 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (6.94%) Incident Management
9 12 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (6.94%) Project Management
9 12 (6.94%) Technical Analysis
10 11 (6.36%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (6.36%) DevOps
10 11 (6.36%) Migration
10 11 (6.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (5.78%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.25%) Python
2 14 (8.09%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.05%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.47%) SQL
5 5 (2.89%) VBScript
6 4 (2.31%) C
6 4 (2.31%) Java
6 4 (2.31%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.16%) C#
7 2 (1.16%) Go
8 1 (0.58%) C++
8 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (36.99%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (28.90%) CCNP
3 27 (15.61%) CCNA
4 24 (13.87%) Security Cleared
5 21 (12.14%) CCDP
6 20 (11.56%) JNCIS
7 16 (9.25%) JNCIA
8 12 (6.94%) DV Cleared
8 12 (6.94%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (6.36%) SC Cleared
10 8 (4.62%) CCIE
11 6 (3.47%) Degree
11 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.89%) A+ Certification
13 4 (2.31%) CCSA
13 4 (2.31%) MCSA
13 4 (2.31%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
15 2 (1.16%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.25%) SLA
2 10 (5.78%) GDPR
3 9 (5.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (15.03%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.56%) VMware Server
3 16 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.89%) Firmware
5 5 (2.89%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.31%) Docker
7 3 (1.73%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.58%) KVM
8 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (9.25%) WSUS
2 10 (5.78%) Ansible
3 8 (4.62%) SCCM
4 6 (3.47%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.31%) SCOM
6 3 (1.73%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.73%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.16%) Nagios
7 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.16%) Puppet
7 2 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.16%) Terraform
8 1 (0.58%) Grafana
8 1 (0.58%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.58%) Kibana
8 1 (0.58%) Rancher
8 1 (0.58%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.58%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (46.82%) Cisco
2 52 (30.06%) VMware
3 40 (23.12%) Juniper
4 33 (19.08%) Microsoft
5 23 (13.29%) SolarWinds
6 17 (9.83%) CheckPoint
7 14 (8.09%) Aruba
8 12 (6.94%) Sophos
9 11 (6.36%) Palo Alto
10 8 (4.62%) Meraki
11 7 (4.05%) HP
12 6 (3.47%) Dell
12 6 (3.47%) Forcepoint
13 5 (2.89%) Apple
13 5 (2.89%) Blue Coat
14 4 (2.31%) Fortinet
14 4 (2.31%) IBM
14 4 (2.31%) McAfee
14 4 (2.31%) Mitel
14 4 (2.31%) NetApp