Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Operations Specialist was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

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

Network Operations Specialist
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1157 1216 1296
Rank change year-on-year +59 +80 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Operations Specialist 21 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.003% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.003% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 18 6 0
UK median annual salary £42,000 £55,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.64% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £67,500 -
% change year-on-year -37.78% - -

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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Network Operations Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Operations Specialist in the UK

Network Operations Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Operations Specialist in the UK

Network Operations Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Operations Specialist over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Operations Specialist in the UK

Network Operations Specialist
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Operations Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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 +74 21 £42,000 -23.64%
UK excluding London +66 21 £42,000 -37.78%
North of England - 13 £41,250 -
Yorkshire - 13 £41,250 -
East of England - 7 £42,000 -
South East - 1 £52,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, Network Operations Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 20 (95.24%) Cisco
1 20 (95.24%) Firewall
2 14 (66.67%) IPsec
2 14 (66.67%) CCNA
2 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (66.67%) SSL
2 14 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 14 (66.67%) VPN
3 13 (61.90%) LAN
3 13 (61.90%) OSPF
3 13 (61.90%) Wireless
3 13 (61.90%) Juniper
3 13 (61.90%) Brocade
3 13 (61.90%) Load Balancing
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (33.33%) Network Security
5 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (33.33%) VLAN
5 7 (33.33%) VMware
5 7 (33.33%) Business Continuity
5 7 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
5 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (33.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
5 7 (33.33%) MPLS
5 7 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (33.33%) Telecoms

Network Operations Specialist 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 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) Firewall
2 14 (66.67%) IPsec
2 14 (66.67%) SSL
2 14 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 14 (66.67%) VPN
3 13 (61.90%) LAN
3 13 (61.90%) OSPF
3 13 (61.90%) Wireless
4 7 (33.33%) ADSL
4 7 (33.33%) BGP
4 7 (33.33%) Broadband
4 7 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
4 7 (33.33%) DHCP
4 7 (33.33%) DNS
4 7 (33.33%) MPLS
4 7 (33.33%) Network Security
4 7 (33.33%) VLAN
4 7 (33.33%) WAN
4 7 (33.33%) WLAN
General
1 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Load Balancing
2 7 (33.33%) BCP
2 7 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 7 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
2 7 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (33.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 7 (33.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 7 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 6 (28.57%) Fault Analysis
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
4 4 (19.05%) Release Management
4 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) CCNA
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (33.33%) CCNP
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco CME
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Cisco
2 13 (61.90%) Brocade
2 13 (61.90%) Juniper
3 7 (33.33%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) Avaya
4 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 6 (28.57%) Dell
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) Palo Alto