Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Optimisation
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1101 1123 1147
Rank change year-on-year +22 +24 +117
Permanent jobs citing Network Optimisation 44 57 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.033% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.036% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 38 51 62
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -14.29%
10th Percentile £23,250 £32,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £60,000 £98,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £32,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% -16.88% -26.67%

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 149,810 159,174 173,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.02% 91.57% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 119,232 125,620 144,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Optimisation in the UK

Network Optimisation
Top 10 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 15 October 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 +18 44 £50,000 +3.09% 6
UK excluding London +19 30 £38,000 +18.75% 3
London +24 13 £80,000 +33.33% 3
East of England +10 8 £38,000 +18.75% 1
South East +8 7 £24,500 -
West Midlands +31 6 £32,500 +1.56%
North of England +24 6 £65,000 +44.44%
Midlands +24 6 £32,500 +1.56% 2
North West - 6 £65,000 -
South West - 3 £39,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 22 (50.00%) Cisco
2 21 (47.73%) Network Security
3 20 (45.45%) Firewall
4 16 (36.36%) WAN
4 16 (36.36%) LAN
5 15 (34.09%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (34.09%) OSPF
5 15 (34.09%) BGP
5 15 (34.09%) Data Centre
6 14 (31.82%) CCNA
7 13 (29.55%) Windows
7 13 (29.55%) Juniper
8 12 (27.27%) Project Management
8 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 12 (27.27%) Finance
9 11 (25.00%) VPN
9 11 (25.00%) Linux
10 10 (22.73%) Degree
10 10 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (22.73%) F5
11 9 (20.45%) VLAN
11 9 (20.45%) Network Design
11 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
12 8 (18.18%) SNMP
12 8 (18.18%) IPsec
12 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
12 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (18.18%) DMVPN
12 8 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (11.36%) Office 365
4 2 (4.55%) IaaS
4 2 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (47.73%) Network Security
2 20 (45.45%) Firewall
3 16 (36.36%) LAN
3 16 (36.36%) WAN
4 15 (34.09%) BGP
4 15 (34.09%) OSPF
5 11 (25.00%) VPN
6 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
6 9 (20.45%) VLAN
7 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (18.18%) DMVPN
7 8 (18.18%) IPsec
7 8 (18.18%) SNMP
8 7 (15.91%) Ethernet
8 7 (15.91%) Multicast
8 7 (15.91%) NetScreen
8 7 (15.91%) Sourcefire
8 7 (15.91%) VoIP
9 6 (13.64%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) JIRA
1 3 (6.82%) Redmine
2 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.82%) Multimedia
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Juniper Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Junior
4 6 (13.64%) Junior Network Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Data Network Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Voice Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Voice Network Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Capacity Planner
7 3 (6.82%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Product Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.82%) FFmpeg
2 3 (6.82%) GStreamer
2 3 (6.82%) HEVC
2 3 (6.82%) HTML
2 3 (6.82%) JSON
2 3 (6.82%) Qt
2 3 (6.82%) RESTful
2 3 (6.82%) SOAP
2 3 (6.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.36%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.82%) Driving Licence
4 3 (6.82%) MPEG
4 3 (6.82%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Linux
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
4 5 (11.36%) Mac OS X
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Project Management
2 10 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (20.45%) Network Design
4 6 (13.64%) Coaching
4 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
4 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 6 (13.64%) Network Management
4 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.36%) Analytics
5 5 (11.36%) Mathematics
6 4 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (6.82%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (6.82%) Capacity Management
7 3 (6.82%) Data Analytics
7 3 (6.82%) DRM
7 3 (6.82%) ITIL
7 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.82%) Software Licensing
7 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Perl
1 6 (13.64%) Python
2 3 (6.82%) C
2 3 (6.82%) C++
2 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.55%) C#
3 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (31.82%) CCNA
3 10 (22.73%) Degree
4 6 (13.64%) CCNP
4 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.82%) CCDA
5 3 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) CCIE
6 1 (2.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 7 (15.91%) Firmware
3 6 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
5 3 (6.82%) KVM
5 3 (6.82%) QEMU
6 2 (4.55%) Docker
7 1 (2.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.82%) Ansible
3 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.27%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Cisco
2 13 (29.55%) Juniper
3 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 10 (22.73%) F5
5 8 (18.18%) Arista
6 7 (15.91%) Forcepoint
7 3 (6.82%) Nokia
7 3 (6.82%) VMware
8 2 (4.55%) Citrix
8 2 (4.55%) Meraki