Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Operations Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1111 1107
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Operations Engineer 65 90 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.052% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.054% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 48 73 158
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,750 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +28.57% -17.65% +6.25%

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 167,325 166,575 194,587
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,823 137,165 163,448
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -34 64 £45,000 - 7
UK excluding London -11 47 £45,000 +28.57% 6
South East +15 34 £45,000 - 2
London -17 18 £65,000 +30.00% 2
North of England +6 6 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire +27 4 £37,500 -26.11% 1
West Midlands -1 2 - - 2
East of England -5 2 £45,000 +102.25%
Midlands -6 2 - - 2
North West -9 2 £55,000 +25.71%
South West - 2 £38,250 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 57 (87.69%) Cisco
2 40 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (47.69%) Juniper
4 30 (46.15%) CCNP
5 28 (43.08%) CCNA
5 28 (43.08%) Wireless
6 27 (41.54%) Firewall
7 24 (36.92%) SLA
8 20 (30.77%) VPN
9 18 (27.69%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (24.62%) Wireless Security
10 16 (24.62%) Wireshark
10 16 (24.62%) WAN
11 14 (21.54%) MPLS
11 14 (21.54%) BGP
12 13 (20.00%) ITIL
13 12 (18.46%) Service Delivery
13 12 (18.46%) Riverbed
14 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
14 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
14 11 (16.92%) LAN
14 11 (16.92%) Windows
15 10 (15.38%) OSPF
16 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
16 9 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
17 8 (12.31%) Linux
17 8 (12.31%) Finance
18 7 (10.77%) VMware
18 7 (10.77%) DNS
18 7 (10.77%) Network Management

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 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (43.08%) Wireless
2 27 (41.54%) Firewall
3 20 (30.77%) VPN
4 18 (27.69%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (24.62%) WAN
5 16 (24.62%) Wireless Security
5 16 (24.62%) Wireshark
6 14 (21.54%) BGP
6 14 (21.54%) MPLS
7 11 (16.92%) LAN
8 10 (15.38%) OSPF
9 7 (10.77%) DNS
10 6 (9.23%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
12 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
12 4 (6.15%) H.323
12 4 (6.15%) Internet
12 4 (6.15%) IPsec
12 4 (6.15%) SNMP
12 4 (6.15%) VLAN
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.54%) Web Services
2 1 (1.54%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.69%) Hedge funds
3 4 (6.15%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.62%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.54%) Fintech
6 1 (1.54%) IPTV
6 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.54%) Social Media
6 1 (1.54%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) Linux
3 6 (9.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.62%) Debian
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) ITIL
2 12 (18.46%) Service Delivery
3 9 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (10.77%) Network Management
5 6 (9.23%) Proactive Management
6 5 (7.69%) Network Design
6 5 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (6.15%) Break/Fix
7 4 (6.15%) Change Management
7 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.15%) Line Management
7 4 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (6.15%) Proactive Monitoring
8 3 (4.62%) ITSM
8 3 (4.62%) Low Latency
8 3 (4.62%) SIEM
8 3 (4.62%) Tech Ops
9 2 (3.08%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.08%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 40 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (46.15%) CCNP
3 28 (43.08%) CCNA
4 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
4 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (6.15%) CCIE
6 4 (6.15%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.08%) CCDA
7 2 (3.08%) Degree
8 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (36.92%) SLA
2 6 (9.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) vSphere
2 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.54%) vCloud
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.62%) OSSEC
2 3 (4.62%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.54%) Cacti
4 1 (1.54%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (87.69%) Cisco
2 31 (47.69%) Juniper
3 12 (18.46%) Riverbed
4 7 (10.77%) VMware
5 5 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 5 (7.69%) Palo Alto
6 4 (6.15%) Arista
6 4 (6.15%) SevOne
6 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.15%) Sophos
7 3 (4.62%) AlienVault
7 3 (4.62%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.62%) Polycom
7 3 (4.62%) Remedy
8 2 (3.08%) Avaya
8 2 (3.08%) F5
8 2 (3.08%) Genesys
8 2 (3.08%) Sun
8 2 (3.08%) Verint