Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Operations Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Operations Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1064 1066 1165
Rank change year-on-year +2 +99 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Operations Engineer 93 107 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.060% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.062% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 83 87 104
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,750 £29,038
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year -6.25% -13.51% +2.78%

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 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Network Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Network Operations Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Operations Engineer in the UK

Network Operations Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Operations Engineer in the UK

Network Operations Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Operations Engineer over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Operations Engineer in the UK

Network Operations Engineer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Operations Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 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 -5 93 £40,000 -11.11% 7
UK excluding London +4 65 £37,500 -6.25% 6
North of England +42 46 £37,500 -1.32% 3
Yorkshire +65 41 £37,500 - 1
London +19 28 £67,500 +17.39% 1
South East -12 14 £34,000 -33.66% 2
North West -10 5 £43,000 +13.16% 2
Midlands +16 3 £35,000 -22.22%
West Midlands +7 3 £35,000 -22.22%
South West +7 1 £24,000 -26.15%
East of England +7 1 £45,000 +57.89% 1

Network Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Network Operations Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Network Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 89 (95.70%) Cisco
2 78 (83.87%) Firewall
3 70 (75.27%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (59.14%) CCNP
5 46 (49.46%) Finance
6 45 (48.39%) CCNA
7 44 (47.31%) ITIL
8 43 (46.24%) Windows
9 42 (45.16%) VMware
10 39 (41.94%) Wireless
11 38 (40.86%) CCIE
12 36 (38.71%) Load Balancing
13 35 (37.63%) Root Cause Analysis
13 35 (37.63%) CCDA
14 33 (35.48%) Problem Management
15 29 (31.18%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (31.18%) Verint
15 29 (31.18%) Avaya
15 29 (31.18%) Genesys
15 29 (31.18%) WAN
16 28 (30.11%) BGP
17 26 (27.96%) OSPF
18 23 (24.73%) Juniper
19 21 (22.58%) MPLS
20 19 (20.43%) F5
21 18 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
21 18 (19.35%) Data Centre
21 18 (19.35%) VoIP
21 18 (19.35%) TCP/IP
21 18 (19.35%) Linux

Network Operations 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 4 (4.30%) CMS
2 1 (1.08%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 78 (83.87%) Firewall
2 39 (41.94%) Wireless
3 29 (31.18%) WAN
4 28 (30.11%) BGP
5 26 (27.96%) OSPF
6 21 (22.58%) MPLS
7 18 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (19.35%) TCP/IP
7 18 (19.35%) VoIP
8 17 (18.28%) Cisco IOS
9 16 (17.20%) Ethernet
10 15 (16.13%) LAN
10 15 (16.13%) VLAN
10 15 (16.13%) VPN
11 13 (13.98%) IPsec
12 11 (11.83%) DNS
12 11 (11.83%) Network Security
13 10 (10.75%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (9.68%) PPP
14 9 (9.68%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.08%) Big Data
1 1 (1.08%) MySQL
1 1 (1.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (49.46%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Banking
3 8 (8.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) XMPP
2 2 (2.15%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.15%) CSS
2 2 (2.15%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (2.15%) Middleware
3 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.53%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (4.30%) Clustering
3 4 (4.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.15%) iPad
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 43 (46.24%) Windows
2 18 (19.35%) Linux
3 7 (7.53%) Unix
4 4 (4.30%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.08%) CentOS
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (47.31%) ITIL
2 36 (38.71%) Load Balancing
3 35 (37.63%) Root Cause Analysis
4 33 (35.48%) Problem Management
5 29 (31.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (11.83%) Network Management
7 10 (10.75%) Change Management
8 8 (8.60%) High Availability
9 7 (7.53%) ITSM
9 7 (7.53%) Mentoring
9 7 (7.53%) Presales
10 6 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (6.45%) Network Design
10 6 (6.45%) Proactive Monitoring
10 6 (6.45%) Ticket Management
11 5 (5.38%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.38%) Release Management
12 4 (4.30%) Incident Management
12 4 (4.30%) Line Management
13 3 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.60%) Python
2 4 (4.30%) Perl
2 4 (4.30%) PHP
2 4 (4.30%) SQL
3 1 (1.08%) C
3 1 (1.08%) Ruby
3 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (75.27%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (59.14%) CCNP
3 45 (48.39%) CCNA
4 38 (40.86%) CCIE
5 35 (37.63%) CCDA
6 7 (7.53%) CCIP
6 7 (7.53%) CCSP
7 5 (5.38%) Degree
8 4 (4.30%) CCVP
8 4 (4.30%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.15%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.08%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.08%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.08%) MCSE
10 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) SLA
2 4 (4.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.45%) KVM
2 6 (6.45%) Xen
3 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.08%) Firmware
4 1 (1.08%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) Nagios
2 5 (5.38%) Puppet
3 4 (4.30%) Cacti
3 4 (4.30%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.30%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (4.30%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (4.30%) OpenNMS
3 4 (4.30%) RANCID
3 4 (4.30%) SCCM
4 2 (2.15%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.08%) HP NNM
5 1 (1.08%) Netcool
5 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.08%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 89 (95.70%) Cisco
2 42 (45.16%) VMware
3 29 (31.18%) Avaya
3 29 (31.18%) Genesys
3 29 (31.18%) Verint
4 23 (24.73%) Juniper
5 19 (20.43%) F5
6 15 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 9 (9.68%) CheckPoint
7 9 (9.68%) Palo Alto
8 5 (5.38%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.30%) Ericsson
9 4 (4.30%) Huawei
9 4 (4.30%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.30%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.23%) NETGEAR
10 3 (3.23%) Remedy
10 3 (3.23%) WatchGuard
11 2 (2.15%) HP
11 2 (2.15%) Red Hat