Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Management
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 669 627 591
Rank change year-on-year -42 -36 +56
Permanent jobs citing Network Management 542 672 864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.38% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.41% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 380 551 723
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £29,993 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% -6.82% +6.67%

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 154,232 161,956 179,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.13% 91.54% 90.80%
Number of salaries quoted 122,829 128,892 150,064
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 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 -38 520 £52,500 +16.67% 78
UK excluding London -34 358 £42,500 +3.66% 64
London -7 181 £60,000 +9.09% 18
Midlands 0 84 £50,750 +26.88% 13
North of England -11 79 £40,000 - 6
South East -35 79 £52,500 +23.53% 22
East of England +9 72 £36,000 -10.00% 7
West Midlands +16 61 £52,500 +23.53% 13
North West -34 42 £42,448 -0.12% 3
Yorkshire +30 26 £27,500 -19.12% 2
South West +10 26 £33,073 -26.50% 12
East Midlands -4 23 £42,000 +20.00%
Scotland -3 15 £35,000 -26.32% 3
North East - 11 £47,500 - 1
Wales +8 2 £85,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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.

1 396 (73.06%) Cisco
2 323 (59.59%) Firewall
3 288 (53.14%) WAN
4 267 (49.26%) Cisco Certification
5 241 (44.46%) LAN
6 226 (41.70%) Data Centre
7 222 (40.96%) CCNP
8 185 (34.13%) MPLS
9 179 (33.03%) OSPF
9 179 (33.03%) CCNA
10 170 (31.37%) Wireless
11 157 (28.97%) SolarWinds
12 156 (28.78%) CheckPoint
13 153 (28.23%) ITIL
14 145 (26.75%) VPN
15 139 (25.65%) Windows
16 136 (25.09%) TCP/IP
17 117 (21.59%) Linux
17 117 (21.59%) Network Security
18 112 (20.66%) VMware
18 112 (20.66%) Cisco ASA
19 109 (20.11%) Microsoft
19 109 (20.11%) BGP
20 107 (19.74%) HP
20 107 (19.74%) F5
21 106 (19.56%) Cisco Nexus
22 105 (19.37%) Degree
23 96 (17.71%) Problem-Solving
24 95 (17.53%) DNS
24 95 (17.53%) VoIP

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 11 (2.03%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.11%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.74%) Moodle
5 3 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.37%) CMS
6 2 (0.37%) IIS
7 1 (0.18%) Apache
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
7 1 (0.18%) nginx
7 1 (0.18%) Smallworld
Applications
1 28 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.32%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (7.75%) Cloud Computing
4 34 (6.27%) Office 365
5 15 (2.77%) IaaS
6 12 (2.21%) Akamai
6 12 (2.21%) PaaS
7 10 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (1.66%) SaaS
8 9 (1.66%) Serverless
9 6 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.92%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (0.55%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.55%) npm
12 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 323 (59.59%) Firewall
2 288 (53.14%) WAN
3 241 (44.46%) LAN
4 185 (34.13%) MPLS
5 179 (33.03%) OSPF
6 170 (31.37%) Wireless
7 145 (26.75%) VPN
8 136 (25.09%) TCP/IP
9 117 (21.59%) Network Security
10 112 (20.66%) Cisco ASA
11 109 (20.11%) BGP
12 106 (19.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 95 (17.53%) DNS
13 95 (17.53%) VoIP
14 84 (15.50%) DHCP
15 77 (14.21%) Cisco Wireless
16 72 (13.28%) Wi-Fi
17 71 (13.10%) Ethernet
18 64 (11.81%) Cisco Firepower
19 59 (10.89%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.85%) Big Data
3 9 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.74%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.55%) DB2
8 3 (0.55%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.55%) MySQL
8 3 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.37%) Power BI
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (3.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.29%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.92%) Subversion
3 5 (0.92%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.55%) FitNesse
4 3 (0.55%) gulp
4 3 (0.55%) JUnit
4 3 (0.55%) Maven
4 3 (0.55%) Mockito
5 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.37%) JIRA
5 2 (0.37%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.18%) Hudson
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 91 (16.79%) Finance
2 88 (16.24%) Retail
3 37 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 29 (5.35%) Banking
5 16 (2.95%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.66%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.66%) Multimedia
7 7 (1.29%) Legal
8 4 (0.74%) Law
8 4 (0.74%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 245 (45.20%) Network Engineer
2 87 (16.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 83 (15.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 55 (10.15%) Security Engineer
4 55 (10.15%) Senior Network Engineer
5 50 (9.23%) Network Security Engineer
5 50 (9.23%) Project Engineer
6 47 (8.67%) Analyst
7 36 (6.64%) Support Engineer
8 30 (5.54%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 30 (5.54%) Network Analyst
9 28 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (4.61%) Technical Support
11 24 (4.43%) Consultant
12 22 (4.06%) Network Support
12 22 (4.06%) Team Leader
13 21 (3.87%) Network Specialist
14 19 (3.51%) Architect
14 19 (3.51%) IT Engineer
15 18 (3.32%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.32%) CSS
2 11 (2.03%) Web Services
3 9 (1.66%) 802.1X
3 9 (1.66%) HTML
4 8 (1.48%) .NET
5 7 (1.29%) COM
5 7 (1.29%) XMPP
6 6 (1.11%) Ajax
6 6 (1.11%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 6 (1.11%) HTML5
6 6 (1.11%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (0.92%) LDAP
8 4 (0.74%) jQuery
9 3 (0.55%) REST
9 3 (0.55%) Spring
10 2 (0.37%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 226 (41.70%) Data Centre
2 87 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (13.84%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (10.33%) Computer Science
5 53 (9.78%) Management Information System
6 52 (9.59%) Driving Licence
7 27 (4.98%) NHS
8 20 (3.69%) Hedge funds
9 11 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (1.66%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
11 8 (1.48%) Fintech
11 8 (1.48%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.29%) PKI
12 7 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.29%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.92%) CCTV
13 5 (0.92%) Replication
14 4 (0.74%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 139 (25.65%) Windows
2 117 (21.59%) Linux
3 33 (6.09%) Windows Server
4 26 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (4.06%) Unix
7 15 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.21%) Windows 7
9 11 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (2.03%) Solaris
9 11 (2.03%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.48%) CentOS
10 8 (1.48%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.29%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.11%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (1.11%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.92%) Android
13 5 (0.92%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (28.23%) ITIL
2 96 (17.71%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (9.04%) Network Design
4 46 (8.49%) Information Security
4 46 (8.49%) Network Load Balancing
5 45 (8.30%) Change Management
5 45 (8.30%) Configuration Management
6 43 (7.93%) Service Delivery
7 41 (7.56%) Network Monitoring
8 40 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 38 (7.01%) High Availability
9 38 (7.01%) Load Balancing
9 38 (7.01%) Proactive Monitoring
10 36 (6.64%) Capacity Management
10 36 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
11 33 (6.09%) Mentoring
12 32 (5.90%) Incident Management
12 32 (5.90%) Project Management
13 31 (5.72%) Kalman Filter
14 29 (5.35%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (7.20%) Python
2 31 (5.72%) SQL
3 20 (3.69%) Perl
4 18 (3.32%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.40%) C
6 11 (2.03%) Java
7 9 (1.66%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.48%) C#
8 8 (1.48%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.11%) Ruby
11 2 (0.37%) AWK
11 2 (0.37%) PHP
11 2 (0.37%) sed
11 2 (0.37%) Tcl
11 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.18%) C++
12 1 (0.18%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 267 (49.26%) Cisco Certification
2 222 (40.96%) CCNP
3 179 (33.03%) CCNA
4 105 (19.37%) Degree
5 37 (6.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (5.90%) CCIE
7 30 (5.54%) Security Cleared
8 27 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (3.51%) CCDP
9 19 (3.51%) CISSP
10 17 (3.14%) SC Cleared
11 16 (2.95%) JNCIP
12 12 (2.21%) DV Cleared
13 11 (2.03%) JNCIS
13 11 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (1.66%) MCP
15 7 (1.29%) CCSA
15 7 (1.29%) MCSE
16 6 (1.11%) CCSE
16 6 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (13.47%) SLA
2 26 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.21%) GDPR
4 9 (1.66%) QA
5 8 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.55%) BS7799
6 3 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.37%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.37%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.18%) COSO
8 1 (0.18%) GCP
8 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (13.47%) Active Directory
3 29 (5.35%) Firmware
4 26 (4.80%) VMware Server
5 16 (2.95%) vSphere
6 15 (2.77%) VMware NSX
7 14 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.85%) Hyper-V
8 10 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.11%) NFS
10 4 (0.74%) Docker
11 3 (0.55%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.55%) vCloud
11 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.37%) Snort
12 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.37%) XenApp
13 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 74 (13.65%) Cisco Prime
2 63 (11.62%) Nagios
3 30 (5.54%) Stealthwatch
4 21 (3.87%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (3.14%) QRadar
5 17 (3.14%) WhatsUp Gold
6 16 (2.95%) SCCM
7 15 (2.77%) Nessus
8 14 (2.58%) Ansible
8 14 (2.58%) Puppet
9 12 (2.21%) Cisco UCCX
10 11 (2.03%) SCOM
10 11 (2.03%) TrustSec
11 10 (1.85%) Cacti
11 10 (1.85%) Cisco CME
12 8 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
13 6 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
13 6 (1.11%) Terraform
14 4 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 396 (73.06%) Cisco
2 157 (28.97%) SolarWinds
3 156 (28.78%) CheckPoint
4 112 (20.66%) VMware
5 109 (20.11%) Microsoft
6 107 (19.74%) F5
6 107 (19.74%) HP
7 84 (15.50%) Juniper
7 84 (15.50%) Meraki
8 52 (9.59%) Palo Alto
9 49 (9.04%) Fortinet
10 44 (8.12%) Nortel
11 40 (7.38%) Riverbed
12 37 (6.83%) Avaya
13 30 (5.54%) Extreme Networks
14 27 (4.98%) Citrix
15 23 (4.24%) EMC
16 21 (3.87%) Nokia
17 18 (3.32%) Blue Coat
18 17 (3.14%) Tripwire