Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Network Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Optimisation over the 6 months to 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Optimisation
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1054 1143 1140
Rank change year-on-year +89 -3 +127
Permanent jobs citing Network Optimisation 53 51 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.029% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.032% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 33 37 52
UK median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -28.57% +87.92%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £84,500 £60,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -24.21% +11.76% +32.81%

Network Optimisation 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 138,128 159,781 161,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.79% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 108,944 128,488 133,605
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Network Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Optimisation in the UK

Network Optimisation
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Optimisation in the UK

Network Optimisation
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Optimisation over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Network Optimisation in the UK

Network Optimisation
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Optimisation within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. 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 +87 53 £37,500 -25.00% 11
UK excluding London +78 47 £36,000 -24.21% 11
East of England +44 22 £38,000 +8.57%
West Midlands +46 14 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Midlands +40 14 £32,500 -35.00% 2
South East +43 10 £45,000 - 6
London +29 5 £70,000 +16.67%
North of England +27 1 £32,500 -31.58% 3
Yorkshire +11 1 £32,500 -31.58% 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT jobs citing Network Optimisation 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 Optimisation.

1 31 (58.49%) Cisco
2 29 (54.72%) Firewall
3 25 (47.17%) OSPF
3 25 (47.17%) BGP
3 25 (47.17%) Coaching
3 25 (47.17%) Data Centre
4 18 (33.96%) Finance
5 17 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (32.08%) LAN
5 17 (32.08%) WAN
5 17 (32.08%) Programme Management
5 17 (32.08%) Line Management
5 17 (32.08%) Mentoring
6 16 (30.19%) TCP/IP
6 16 (30.19%) Wireless
7 15 (28.30%) VoIP
8 14 (26.42%) VPN
9 13 (24.53%) CCNP
9 13 (24.53%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (24.53%) Cisco IOS
10 12 (22.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (22.64%) IPsec
11 11 (20.75%) Citrix
11 11 (20.75%) SAN
11 11 (20.75%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (18.87%) Network Security
12 10 (18.87%) iSCSI
12 10 (18.87%) Load Balancing
12 10 (18.87%) HSRP
12 10 (18.87%) Change Control

Network Optimisation
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 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.77%) IaaS
3 2 (3.77%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (54.72%) Firewall
2 25 (47.17%) BGP
2 25 (47.17%) OSPF
3 17 (32.08%) LAN
3 17 (32.08%) WAN
4 16 (30.19%) TCP/IP
4 16 (30.19%) Wireless
5 15 (28.30%) VoIP
6 14 (26.42%) VPN
7 13 (24.53%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (22.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (22.64%) IPsec
9 11 (20.75%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (20.75%) SAN
10 10 (18.87%) FCoE
10 10 (18.87%) HSRP
10 10 (18.87%) iSCSI
10 10 (18.87%) Multicast
10 10 (18.87%) NAS
10 10 (18.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (47.17%) Network Engineer
2 17 (32.08%) Programme Manager
3 10 (18.87%) NOC Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Operations Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Network Operations Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Data Network Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Voice Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Voice Network Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 4 (7.55%) Network Team Leader
6 4 (7.55%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.66%) Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Chief Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Data Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Network Architect
9 1 (1.89%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Juniper Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (47.17%) Data Centre
2 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.89%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
3 5 (9.43%) Mac OS X
3 5 (9.43%) Windows 10
3 5 (9.43%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.66%) Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Coaching
2 17 (32.08%) Line Management
2 17 (32.08%) Mentoring
2 17 (32.08%) Programme Management
3 13 (24.53%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (18.87%) Change Control
4 10 (18.87%) Load Balancing
5 7 (13.21%) Network Management
6 6 (11.32%) Network Design
6 6 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.55%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (5.66%) DevOps
8 3 (5.66%) ITIL
8 3 (5.66%) TOGAF
9 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.89%) DNA
10 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.89%) Migration
10 1 (1.89%) Network Planning
10 1 (1.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) C#
1 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) C
2 1 (1.89%) Lisp
2 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (24.53%) CCNP
3 6 (11.32%) CCNA
4 1 (1.89%) CCIE
4 1 (1.89%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Firmware
2 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.66%) Docker
3 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Ansible
2 2 (3.77%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.89%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 31 (58.49%) Cisco
2 11 (20.75%) Citrix
3 10 (18.87%) CheckPoint
3 10 (18.87%) NetApp
4 9 (16.98%) Nokia
4 9 (16.98%) SolarWinds
5 7 (13.21%) Juniper
6 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.55%) F5
7 4 (7.55%) VMware
8 2 (3.77%) Arista
9 1 (1.89%) arcserve
9 1 (1.89%) CA
9 1 (1.89%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.89%) HP