Period
to 19 February 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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Management
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 634 661 704
Rank change year-on-year +27 +43 -141
Permanent jobs citing Network Management 409 516 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 296 340 407
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £29,450
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,875 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £36,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +5.88%

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 114,031 139,701 161,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.19% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 90,428 110,324 131,517
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,823 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Network Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Management.

Salary trend for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Management over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 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 +30 387 £50,000 +17.65% 95
UK excluding London -20 261 £45,000 +25.00% 66
London +126 140 £52,500 -8.70% 30
South East +31 80 £52,500 +10.53% 28
Midlands +8 56 £52,500 +5.00% 11
West Midlands +6 49 £52,500 +5.00% 10
East of England -10 44 £40,500 +21.08% 5
North of England +49 40 £38,750 +4.73% 15
South West +37 29 £42,300 +41.00% 6
North West +60 23 £37,500 -1.83% 12
Scotland +41 10 £45,000 +8.43% 1
Yorkshire -10 9 £47,500 +28.38% 3
North East - 8 £50,000 -
East Midlands +30 7 £80,000 +45.45% 1
Wales -3 1 £35,000 -44.00%
Northern Ireland - 1 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 180 (44.01%) Cisco
2 170 (41.56%) Cisco Certification
3 167 (40.83%) Firewall
4 130 (31.78%) CCNP
4 130 (31.78%) WAN
5 116 (28.36%) Windows
6 115 (28.12%) LAN
7 114 (27.87%) Wireless
8 98 (23.96%) Microsoft
9 96 (23.47%) VMware
10 93 (22.74%) VPN
11 86 (21.03%) Linux
12 83 (20.29%) CCNA
13 76 (18.58%) Network Security
14 75 (18.34%) Active Directory
15 74 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 70 (17.11%) OSPF
17 64 (15.65%) BGP
17 64 (15.65%) DNS
18 63 (15.40%) TCP/IP
19 62 (15.16%) CheckPoint
19 62 (15.16%) ITIL
20 61 (14.91%) Telecoms
21 60 (14.67%) Windows Server
22 59 (14.43%) Data Centre
22 59 (14.43%) Finance
23 56 (13.69%) DHCP
24 55 (13.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 53 (12.96%) Juniper
26 52 (12.71%) HP

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 24 (5.87%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (2.20%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.96%) Apache
3 8 (1.96%) nginx
4 7 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.71%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.22%) IIS
6 3 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.73%) Confluence
6 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.49%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 23 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.18%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) assyst
2 3 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 49 (11.98%) Azure
2 45 (11.00%) Office 365
3 22 (5.38%) AWS
4 15 (3.67%) SaaS
5 7 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (1.22%) GCP
6 5 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.73%) Serverless
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.49%) IaaS
10 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.24%) GitHub
10 1 (0.24%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 167 (40.83%) Firewall
2 130 (31.78%) WAN
3 115 (28.12%) LAN
4 114 (27.87%) Wireless
5 93 (22.74%) VPN
6 76 (18.58%) Network Security
7 70 (17.11%) OSPF
8 64 (15.65%) BGP
8 64 (15.65%) DNS
9 63 (15.40%) TCP/IP
10 56 (13.69%) DHCP
11 44 (10.76%) MPLS
12 40 (9.78%) Internet
13 34 (8.31%) SNMP
14 31 (7.58%) VoIP
15 28 (6.85%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (6.60%) Ethernet
16 27 (6.60%) VLAN
17 23 (5.62%) Cisco Nexus
17 23 (5.62%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.69%) NoSQL
3 6 (1.47%) Big Data
4 5 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (1.22%) Blockchain
4 5 (1.22%) MarkLogic
5 3 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.73%) GIS
5 3 (0.73%) MySQL
6 2 (0.49%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.49%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.24%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.24%) Power BI
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.44%) JIRA
3 7 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (1.22%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.73%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.73%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.49%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.49%) Selenium
6 2 (0.49%) Subversion
6 2 (0.49%) TestNG
6 2 (0.49%) Trac
6 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (14.91%) Telecoms
2 59 (14.43%) Finance
3 23 (5.62%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.91%) Aerospace
5 13 (3.18%) Military
6 11 (2.69%) Retail
7 7 (1.71%) Marketing
8 6 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.22%) Electronics
9 5 (1.22%) Local Government
10 3 (0.73%) Banking
11 2 (0.49%) Advertising
11 2 (0.49%) Billing
11 2 (0.49%) Games
11 2 (0.49%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Police
Job Titles
1 121 (29.58%) Network Engineer
2 54 (13.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (8.31%) Support Engineer
4 32 (7.82%) Analyst
5 31 (7.58%) Cisco Engineer
6 28 (6.85%) Security Engineer
7 21 (5.13%) Network Specialist
8 18 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (4.40%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (4.16%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (4.16%) Technical Specialist
10 16 (3.91%) Service Manager
11 15 (3.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (3.67%) Developer
11 15 (3.67%) Senior Network Engineer
11 15 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (3.42%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 14 (3.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 14 (3.42%) IT Engineer
12 14 (3.42%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.69%) Web Services
2 8 (1.96%) .NET
2 8 (1.96%) LDAP
3 6 (1.47%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.47%) REST
3 6 (1.47%) XMPP
4 5 (1.22%) Apache NiFi
4 5 (1.22%) JSON
4 5 (1.22%) RESTful
4 5 (1.22%) SOAP
4 5 (1.22%) XML
4 5 (1.22%) XSD
4 5 (1.22%) XSLT
5 4 (0.98%) Node.js
6 3 (0.73%) jQuery
7 2 (0.49%) CSS
7 2 (0.49%) D3.js
7 2 (0.49%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.49%) HTML
7 2 (0.49%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.43%) Data Centre
2 32 (7.82%) Management Information System
3 24 (5.87%) CCTV
4 21 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (4.65%) User Experience
7 10 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.20%) Fibre Optics
8 9 (2.20%) Handset
9 8 (1.96%) Replication
10 7 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.71%) Reinsurance
11 6 (1.47%) Cyberattack
12 5 (1.22%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.22%) NHS
12 5 (1.22%) Social Network
13 4 (0.98%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.73%) IPTV
14 3 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 116 (28.36%) Windows
2 86 (21.03%) Linux
3 60 (14.67%) Windows Server
4 35 (8.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (6.36%) Windows 10
6 25 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.93%) Unix
8 11 (2.69%) CentOS
9 9 (2.20%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.47%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.22%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.98%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.73%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.24%) Android
16 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.24%) Solaris
16 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.16%) ITIL
2 55 (13.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 41 (10.02%) Change Management
4 40 (9.78%) Service Management
5 39 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (7.09%) Configuration Management
6 29 (7.09%) Server Management
7 26 (6.36%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (6.36%) Project Management
8 25 (6.11%) Computer Science
9 23 (5.62%) Incident Management
9 23 (5.62%) Network Monitoring
9 23 (5.62%) SIEM
10 22 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (5.38%) Information Security
10 22 (5.38%) Network Design
11 20 (4.89%) DevOps
12 19 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
12 19 (4.65%) Problem Management
12 19 (4.65%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (10.51%) SQL
2 42 (10.27%) Python
3 33 (8.07%) PowerShell
4 30 (7.33%) Java
5 24 (5.87%) C
6 21 (5.13%) C++
7 15 (3.67%) JavaScript
7 15 (3.67%) Perl
8 10 (2.44%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.96%) C#
10 7 (1.71%) R
11 6 (1.47%) Go
12 5 (1.22%) SPARQL
12 5 (1.22%) XPath
12 5 (1.22%) XQuery
13 3 (0.73%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.73%) PHP
14 2 (0.49%) Ruby
15 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 170 (41.56%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (31.78%) CCNP
3 83 (20.29%) CCNA
4 52 (12.71%) Degree
5 43 (10.51%) Security Cleared
6 36 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (7.09%) MCSE
8 28 (6.85%) SC Cleared
9 27 (6.60%) JNCIS
10 23 (5.62%) JNCIA
11 21 (5.13%) CCDP
12 20 (4.89%) DV Cleared
13 17 (4.16%) CCSA
14 16 (3.91%) CCSP
15 15 (3.67%) CCIE
15 15 (3.67%) JNCIP
15 15 (3.67%) MCSA
16 12 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
17 10 (2.44%) CCSE
17 10 (2.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.09%) SLA
2 17 (4.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.69%) QA
4 9 (2.20%) NIST
5 7 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (0.98%) GDPR
7 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.24%) COBIT
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (18.34%) Active Directory
2 74 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.11%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (5.62%) Virtual Servers
5 22 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (5.13%) Hyper-V
7 15 (3.67%) Firmware
8 12 (2.93%) VMware NSX
9 10 (2.44%) Docker
9 10 (2.44%) XenApp
10 5 (1.22%) pfSense
10 5 (1.22%) vSphere
11 2 (0.49%) NLBS
11 2 (0.49%) vCloud
12 1 (0.24%) KVM
12 1 (0.24%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (5.13%) SCCM
2 19 (4.65%) Ansible
3 15 (3.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.93%) Puppet
6 10 (2.44%) Kubernetes
7 8 (1.96%) Nagios
8 7 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (1.71%) Salt
8 7 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (1.47%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.22%) Icinga
10 5 (1.22%) Nessus
10 5 (1.22%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.98%) Terraform
12 3 (0.73%) Amdocs OSS
12 3 (0.73%) Observium
12 3 (0.73%) Stealthwatch
12 3 (0.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 180 (44.01%) Cisco
2 98 (23.96%) Microsoft
3 96 (23.47%) VMware
4 62 (15.16%) CheckPoint
5 53 (12.96%) Juniper
6 52 (12.71%) HP
7 38 (9.29%) SolarWinds
8 35 (8.56%) Fortinet
9 30 (7.33%) Palo Alto
10 29 (7.09%) Veeam
11 24 (5.87%) McAfee
12 21 (5.13%) Citrix
12 21 (5.13%) Oracle
13 18 (4.40%) 3PAR
14 16 (3.91%) Dell
15 15 (3.67%) Blue Coat
15 15 (3.67%) Meraki
16 14 (3.42%) Aruba
17 13 (3.18%) Red Hat
17 13 (3.18%) ServiceNow