Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Management
UK
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 627 633 573
Rank change year-on-year +6 -60 +151
Permanent jobs citing Network Management 258 307 665
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.33% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 198 221 351
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +11.76% -19.05%
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £69,125 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.42% +18.75% -15.79%

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 82,032 93,115 134,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.68% 92.27% 92.34%
Number of salaries quoted 61,980 74,761 106,591
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 7 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Top 18 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 7 May 2021. 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 +18 234 £47,500 - 70
UK excluding London +59 184 £43,500 -8.42% 58
South East +62 64 £52,500 +10.53% 19
London +6 62 £57,500 +9.52% 15
North of England +23 50 £42,000 -1.18% 13
South West -9 36 £43,000 -9.47% 10
Work from Home -134 34 £55,000 +46.67% 9
North West +41 27 £42,000 -4.00% 11
Midlands -20 14 £47,500 -9.52% 8
North East +14 12 £38,000 -24.00% 1
Yorkshire +1 11 £43,935 +6.51% 1
West Midlands -27 8 £47,500 -9.52% 6
East of England +14 7 £31,500 -31.15% 5
East Midlands +7 6 £53,750 -17.31% 2
Scotland -4 5 £38,925 -13.50% 2
Wales +25 4 £38,144 +8.98% 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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.

1 141 (54.65%) Firewall
2 101 (39.15%) Cisco
3 78 (30.23%) Wireless
4 68 (26.36%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (25.58%) Microsoft
6 63 (24.42%) ITIL
6 63 (24.42%) Windows
7 62 (24.03%) DHCP
8 61 (23.64%) DNS
8 61 (23.64%) Microsoft 365
9 60 (23.26%) Active Directory
10 59 (22.87%) WAN
11 58 (22.48%) VPN
11 58 (22.48%) Azure
12 56 (21.71%) Linux
13 55 (21.32%) Social Skills
14 47 (18.22%) LAN
15 46 (17.83%) VMware
15 46 (17.83%) Network Security
16 45 (17.44%) TCP/IP
17 43 (16.67%) Service Management
18 42 (16.28%) CCNA
19 41 (15.89%) CCNP
20 40 (15.50%) Meraki
21 39 (15.12%) AWS
22 38 (14.73%) VLAN
22 38 (14.73%) OSPF
23 37 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
24 36 (13.95%) Data Centre
24 36 (13.95%) Palo Alto

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 10 (3.88%) Apache
2 9 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (2.71%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.33%) IIS
4 6 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.94%) Drupal
5 5 (1.94%) nginx
5 5 (1.94%) WordPress
6 4 (1.55%) ArcGIS
6 4 (1.55%) Confluence
7 3 (1.16%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.39%) Site Server
Applications
1 14 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.78%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) assyst
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 61 (23.64%) Microsoft 365
2 58 (22.48%) Azure
3 39 (15.12%) AWS
4 9 (3.49%) IaaS
5 7 (2.71%) PaaS
5 7 (2.71%) SaaS
6 5 (1.94%) Fastly
7 3 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.16%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.16%) Slack
8 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.78%) GCP
8 2 (0.78%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 141 (54.65%) Firewall
2 78 (30.23%) Wireless
3 62 (24.03%) DHCP
4 61 (23.64%) DNS
5 59 (22.87%) WAN
6 58 (22.48%) VPN
7 47 (18.22%) LAN
8 46 (17.83%) Network Security
9 45 (17.44%) TCP/IP
10 38 (14.73%) OSPF
10 38 (14.73%) VLAN
11 34 (13.18%) BGP
12 33 (12.79%) Internet
13 32 (12.40%) MPLS
14 19 (7.36%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (4.26%) HTTP
15 11 (4.26%) IPsec
15 11 (4.26%) SD-WAN
16 10 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.26%) MySQL
3 5 (1.94%) SQLite
4 4 (1.55%) GIS
4 4 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.78%) Redis
7 1 (0.39%) MS Access
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.71%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.33%) Subversion
4 5 (1.94%) gulp
5 4 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.78%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.39%) JIRA
General
1 55 (21.32%) Social Skills
2 21 (8.14%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.59%) Finance
4 14 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.10%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.71%) Back Office
6 7 (2.71%) Law
6 7 (2.71%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (1.94%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.94%) Publishing
8 3 (1.16%) Banking
8 3 (1.16%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (1.16%) Legal
9 2 (0.78%) Games
9 2 (0.78%) Marketing
9 2 (0.78%) Military
9 2 (0.78%) Retail
10 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.39%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 87 (33.72%) Network Engineer
2 32 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (11.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 27 (10.47%) Senior Network Engineer
5 20 (7.75%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (7.36%) Cisco Engineer
6 19 (7.36%) Support Engineer
7 18 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (5.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 14 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (5.04%) Administrator
11 11 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.88%) Infrastructure Support
12 10 (3.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 10 (3.88%) Service Manager
12 10 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (3.49%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
13 9 (3.49%) Architect
14 8 (3.10%) Security Engineer
14 8 (3.10%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.26%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.71%) AngularJS
2 7 (2.71%) CSS
2 7 (2.71%) HTML
2 7 (2.71%) REST
3 5 (1.94%) Memcached
3 5 (1.94%) Sass
4 4 (1.55%) .NET
4 4 (1.55%) Middleware
4 4 (1.55%) SOAP
5 3 (1.16%) gRPC
5 3 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.16%) libvirt
5 3 (1.16%) Web Services
6 2 (0.78%) Django
6 2 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.78%) Node.js
6 2 (0.78%) React
6 2 (0.78%) RESTful
6 2 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 28 (10.85%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.65%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.49%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.10%) Replication
6 7 (2.71%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.33%) Fibre Optics
8 5 (1.94%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.16%) ASIC
10 3 (1.16%) CCTV
10 3 (1.16%) Clustering
10 3 (1.16%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.16%) SCADA
10 3 (1.16%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.16%) User Experience
11 2 (0.78%) e-Health
11 2 (0.78%) EPoS
11 2 (0.78%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 63 (24.42%) Windows
2 56 (21.71%) Linux
3 27 (10.47%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.81%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.88%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.49%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (1.94%) Android
9 4 (1.55%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.16%) CentOS
10 3 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.78%) Unix
12 1 (0.39%) Debian
12 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.42%) ITIL
2 43 (16.67%) Service Management
3 34 (13.18%) Network Design
4 33 (12.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 33 (12.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 31 (12.02%) Proactive Monitoring
6 28 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (10.08%) DevOps
8 23 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (8.91%) Change Management
9 22 (8.53%) Incident Management
10 18 (6.98%) Information Security
11 16 (6.20%) Data Security
11 16 (6.20%) Migration
11 16 (6.20%) Project Management
12 13 (5.04%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (4.65%) Computer Science
13 12 (4.65%) Technology Roadmap
14 11 (4.26%) Service Delivery
14 11 (4.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.30%) Python
2 19 (7.36%) JavaScript
3 16 (6.20%) C#
3 16 (6.20%) SQL
4 15 (5.81%) C
5 12 (4.65%) PHP
6 11 (4.26%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.88%) C++
8 9 (3.49%) TypeScript
9 7 (2.71%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.71%) Java
9 7 (2.71%) Perl
10 5 (1.94%) ES6
10 5 (1.94%) Go
11 3 (1.16%) Groovy
11 3 (1.16%) Ruby
12 2 (0.78%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (26.36%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (16.28%) CCNA
3 41 (15.89%) CCNP
4 23 (8.91%) Degree
4 23 (8.91%) Security Cleared
5 17 (6.59%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (3.10%) CISSP
6 8 (3.10%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.71%) CCIE
7 7 (2.71%) MCSE
7 7 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.33%) CISM
9 4 (1.55%) CCSA
9 4 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.16%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.16%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.16%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.16%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.30%) SLA
2 17 (6.59%) QA
3 7 (2.71%) GDPR
4 4 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.16%) IEC 61131
6 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.78%) NIST
7 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (23.26%) Active Directory
2 37 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (11.24%) Hyper-V
4 20 (7.75%) RHEV
5 17 (6.59%) Firmware
6 9 (3.49%) Docker
7 5 (1.94%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.94%) vSphere
7 5 (1.94%) XenApp
8 4 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.16%) KVM
10 2 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.39%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (5.81%) Ansible
2 12 (4.65%) Kubernetes
3 11 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (4.26%) Puppet
4 8 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (3.10%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (2.71%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (2.71%) WSUS
6 6 (2.33%) Nmap
7 5 (1.94%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.94%) Terraform
8 3 (1.16%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (1.16%) Salt
8 3 (1.16%) SmoothWall
8 3 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.78%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.78%) SCCM
9 2 (0.78%) WMI
Vendors
1 101 (39.15%) Cisco
2 66 (25.58%) Microsoft
3 46 (17.83%) VMware
4 40 (15.50%) Meraki
5 36 (13.95%) Palo Alto
6 29 (11.24%) CheckPoint
7 24 (9.30%) Juniper
8 21 (8.14%) SolarWinds
9 16 (6.20%) F5
10 13 (5.04%) Citrix
10 13 (5.04%) Dell
10 13 (5.04%) ServiceNow
11 12 (4.65%) Aruba
11 12 (4.65%) Blue Coat
11 12 (4.65%) Fortinet
12 11 (4.26%) McAfee
13 10 (3.88%) Avaya
13 10 (3.88%) HP
14 8 (3.10%) Apple
15 7 (2.71%) Intel