Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Operations Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1080 1076 1115
Rank change year-on-year -4 +39 +117
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Operations Engineer 76 115 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.065% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.068% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 59 108 110
UK median annual salary £52,500 £48,750 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +9.55% -6.32%
10th Percentile £32,900 £32,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% -11.76% -5.56%

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 159,903 169,601 187,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128,846 135,977 157,397
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Operations Engineer in the UK

Network Operations Engineer
Top 12 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 22 September 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 +6 75 £53,750 +13.16% 6
UK excluding London -1 40 £40,500 +8.00% 5
London +18 36 £62,500 +4.17% 2
South East +36 25 £45,000 +23.29% 1
Midlands +29 9 £40,500 +15.71% 1
West Midlands +26 5 £30,000 -14.29% 1
North of England -9 4 £42,500 -3.41%
East Midlands - 4 £40,500 -
Yorkshire +12 3 £27,500 -37.50%
East of England +11 1 £35,000 +7.69% 2
North West 0 1 £57,500 +21.05%
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Network Operations Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Network Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 61 (80.26%) Cisco
2 44 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (48.68%) Juniper
4 34 (44.74%) Firewall
5 32 (42.11%) Wireless
6 31 (40.79%) CCNP
7 29 (38.16%) CCNA
8 24 (31.58%) BGP
9 20 (26.32%) SLA
9 20 (26.32%) Data Centre
10 19 (25.00%) Linux
10 19 (25.00%) LAN
10 19 (25.00%) VPN
11 17 (22.37%) WAN
12 16 (21.05%) MPLS
12 16 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (19.74%) Riverbed
14 14 (18.42%) Wireless Security
15 13 (17.11%) F5
15 13 (17.11%) Unix
16 12 (15.79%) ITIL
16 12 (15.79%) OSPF
16 12 (15.79%) Wireshark
17 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
17 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
17 11 (14.47%) SolarWinds
17 11 (14.47%) Finance
18 10 (13.16%) Arista
19 9 (11.84%) Service Delivery
19 9 (11.84%) Python

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (44.74%) Firewall
2 32 (42.11%) Wireless
3 24 (31.58%) BGP
4 19 (25.00%) LAN
4 19 (25.00%) VPN
5 17 (22.37%) WAN
6 16 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (21.05%) MPLS
7 14 (18.42%) Wireless Security
8 12 (15.79%) OSPF
8 12 (15.79%) Wireshark
9 9 (11.84%) Internet
9 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
10 6 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (7.89%) DNS
10 6 (7.89%) Ethernet
10 6 (7.89%) Network Security
11 5 (6.58%) Multicast
11 5 (6.58%) Unified Communications
12 4 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
General
1 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.63%) Middleware
2 2 (2.63%) XMPP
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.21%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.58%) Hedge funds
4 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.32%) Fintech
6 1 (1.32%) IPTV
6 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
6 1 (1.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.00%) Linux
2 13 (17.11%) Unix
3 5 (6.58%) Windows
3 5 (6.58%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.95%) Debian
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) ITIL
2 9 (11.84%) Service Delivery
3 8 (10.53%) Low Latency
4 7 (9.21%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.58%) Network Design
5 5 (6.58%) Proactive Management
5 5 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (5.26%) Change Control
6 4 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (5.26%) Line Management
6 4 (5.26%) Migration
7 3 (3.95%) Break/Fix
7 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (3.95%) Network Management
7 3 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (3.95%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.95%) SIEM
7 3 (3.95%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) Python
2 8 (10.53%) Ruby
3 1 (1.32%) AWK
3 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.32%) sed
Qualifications
1 44 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (40.79%) CCNP
3 29 (38.16%) CCNA
4 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
4 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
5 8 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (7.89%) Degree
7 5 (6.58%) JNCIA
8 4 (5.26%) CCIE
9 1 (1.32%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (26.32%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.26%) vSphere
2 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) vCloud
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (9.21%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.95%) OSSEC
3 3 (3.95%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.63%) Nagios
5 1 (1.32%) Ansible
5 1 (1.32%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 61 (80.26%) Cisco
2 37 (48.68%) Juniper
3 15 (19.74%) Riverbed
4 13 (17.11%) F5
5 11 (14.47%) SolarWinds
6 10 (13.16%) Arista
7 8 (10.53%) Palo Alto
8 5 (6.58%) Meraki
9 4 (5.26%) AlienVault
9 4 (5.26%) Nortel
9 4 (5.26%) Sophos
9 4 (5.26%) VMware
10 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.95%) Polycom
10 3 (3.95%) SevOne
11 2 (2.63%) ArcSight
11 2 (2.63%) ForeScout
11 2 (2.63%) Qualys
11 2 (2.63%) Remedy
12 1 (1.32%) Forcepoint