Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Optimisation
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1145 1126 1206
Rank change year-on-year -19 +80 +27
Permanent jobs citing Network Optimisation 51 69 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.040% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.044% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 35 62 48
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £26,450 £31,250 £34,263
90th Percentile £70,750 £78,500 £66,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £32,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +29.23% -27.78% -18.18%

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 156,599 156,360 180,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.77% 90.62% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 125,830 127,318 150,486
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
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% - +2.41%

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 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Optimisation in the UK

Network Optimisation
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 Optimisation within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 -2 51 £52,500 +2.94% 5
UK excluding London +8 39 £42,000 +29.23% 3
North of England +23 18 £52,500 +61.54%
South East +12 14 £29,250 - 3
London -27 12 £52,500 -9.48% 2
Yorkshire +19 11 £32,500 -
North West +5 7 £65,000 -11.86%
East of England -2 3 - -
South West - 3 £39,500 -
Midlands +15 1 £50,000 +35.14%
West Midlands +10 1 £50,000 +35.14%

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 25 (49.02%) LAN
1 25 (49.02%) WAN
1 25 (49.02%) Firewall
2 20 (39.22%) Cisco
3 17 (33.33%) Finance
4 16 (31.37%) Project Management
4 16 (31.37%) Network Security
5 14 (27.45%) VoIP
6 12 (23.53%) OSPF
6 12 (23.53%) BGP
6 12 (23.53%) Wireless
7 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (21.57%) Web Services
7 11 (21.57%) Windows
8 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (19.61%) Degree
9 9 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (17.65%) Perl
9 9 (17.65%) Ethernet
9 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
10 8 (15.69%) Telecoms
10 8 (15.69%) ITSM
10 8 (15.69%) Financial Institution
10 8 (15.69%) Service Management
10 8 (15.69%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
10 8 (15.69%) WLAN
10 8 (15.69%) SOA
10 8 (15.69%) ITIL
10 8 (15.69%) Business Intelligence

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 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) IaaS
1 8 (15.69%) PaaS
1 8 (15.69%) SaaS
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (49.02%) Firewall
1 25 (49.02%) LAN
1 25 (49.02%) WAN
2 16 (31.37%) Network Security
3 14 (27.45%) VoIP
4 12 (23.53%) BGP
4 12 (23.53%) OSPF
4 12 (23.53%) Wireless
5 9 (17.65%) Ethernet
6 8 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (15.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
6 8 (15.69%) WLAN
7 7 (13.73%) VPN
8 6 (11.76%) EIGRP
8 6 (11.76%) HSRP
8 6 (11.76%) VLAN
9 5 (9.80%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (9.80%) IP Telephony
9 5 (9.80%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
1 3 (5.88%) Redmine
General
1 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Financial Institution
2 8 (15.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.88%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Network Planner
3 5 (9.80%) Wireless Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Capacity Planner
4 4 (7.84%) Junior
4 4 (7.84%) Junior Network Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Security Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Network Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) Web Services
2 8 (15.69%) 802.1X
3 4 (7.84%) HTML
4 3 (5.88%) FFmpeg
4 3 (5.88%) GStreamer
4 3 (5.88%) HEVC
4 3 (5.88%) JSON
4 3 (5.88%) Qt
4 3 (5.88%) RESTful
4 3 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (1.96%) .NET
5 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.96%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 8 (15.69%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (9.80%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.88%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.88%) HP Storage
4 3 (5.88%) MPEG
4 3 (5.88%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (3.92%) User Experience
6 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Windows
2 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
3 7 (13.73%) Linux
4 3 (5.88%) Unix
4 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Project Management
2 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (15.69%) Analytics
4 8 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (15.69%) ITIL
4 8 (15.69%) ITSM
4 8 (15.69%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (15.69%) Mathematics
4 8 (15.69%) Service Management
4 8 (15.69%) SOA
5 6 (11.76%) Artificial Intelligence
5 6 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 5 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Network Architecture
7 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Network Management
8 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) Perl
2 5 (9.80%) Python
3 4 (7.84%) C#
3 4 (7.84%) C++
3 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) C
4 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.92%) Java
5 2 (3.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (19.61%) Degree
2 8 (15.69%) CCNA
3 6 (11.76%) CCNP
4 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.88%) CCDA
5 3 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) CCDP
6 2 (3.92%) CCIE
7 1 (1.96%) CISA
7 1 (1.96%) CISM
7 1 (1.96%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.96%) GDPR
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) Firmware
2 4 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.88%) KVM
3 3 (5.88%) QEMU
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.92%) Netcool
2 2 (3.92%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.96%) Nessus
3 1 (1.96%) QRadar
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Cisco
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Palo Alto
3 3 (5.88%) arcserve
3 3 (5.88%) Arista
3 3 (5.88%) CA
3 3 (5.88%) F5
3 3 (5.88%) Forcepoint
3 3 (5.88%) HP
3 3 (5.88%) Juniper
4 2 (3.92%) Aruba
4 2 (3.92%) Meraki
5 1 (1.96%) EMC
5 1 (1.96%) Qualys
5 1 (1.96%) VMware