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

Network Optimisation
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1110 1138 1186
Rank change year-on-year +28 +48 +62
Permanent jobs citing Network Optimisation 48 62 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.035% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.038% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 39 56 71
UK median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -16.28%
10th Percentile £23,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £60,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £32,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +23.44% -18.99% -24.76%

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 153,945 161,370 178,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.10% 91.55% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 122,592 128,232 149,403
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
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 21 August 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 August 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 +25 48 £52,500 +10.53% 4
UK excluding London +22 34 £39,500 +23.44% 2
London +4 14 £73,750 +32.88% 2
South East +14 13 £24,500 -
North of England +36 8 £58,750 +80.77%
East of England +20 7 £38,000 +18.75%
North West - 7 £65,000 -
West Midlands +31 3 - -
Midlands +8 3 - - 1
South West - 3 £39,500 - 1
Yorkshire +28 1 £42,000 +29.23%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 21 (43.75%) Network Security
2 19 (39.58%) Firewall
3 18 (37.50%) LAN
3 18 (37.50%) WAN
4 17 (35.42%) Cisco
5 15 (31.25%) Project Management
5 15 (31.25%) Finance
6 14 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (29.17%) CCNA
7 13 (27.08%) Windows
7 13 (27.08%) OSPF
7 13 (27.08%) BGP
8 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
9 11 (22.92%) VPN
9 11 (22.92%) Linux
10 10 (20.83%) Juniper
10 10 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (20.83%) Degree
11 9 (18.75%) Perl
11 9 (18.75%) Ethernet
11 9 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 8 (16.67%) Analytics
12 8 (16.67%) VoIP
12 8 (16.67%) VLAN
12 8 (16.67%) Mathematics
12 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V
12 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure

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 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (10.42%) Office 365
4 3 (6.25%) IaaS
4 3 (6.25%) PaaS
5 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (43.75%) Network Security
2 19 (39.58%) Firewall
3 18 (37.50%) LAN
3 18 (37.50%) WAN
4 13 (27.08%) BGP
4 13 (27.08%) OSPF
5 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
5 11 (22.92%) VPN
6 10 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (18.75%) Ethernet
8 8 (16.67%) VLAN
8 8 (16.67%) VoIP
8 8 (16.67%) Wireless
9 7 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (14.58%) DMVPN
9 7 (14.58%) IPsec
9 7 (14.58%) Multicast
9 7 (14.58%) NetScreen
9 7 (14.58%) SNMP
9 7 (14.58%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
1 3 (6.25%) Redmine
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.25%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Juniper Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Junior
5 6 (12.50%) Junior Network Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Data Network Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Network Planner
6 5 (10.42%) Voice Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Voice Network Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Capacity Planner
7 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Network Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) 802.1X
2 4 (8.33%) Web Services
3 3 (6.25%) FFmpeg
3 3 (6.25%) GStreamer
3 3 (6.25%) HEVC
3 3 (6.25%) HTML
3 3 (6.25%) JSON
3 3 (6.25%) Qt
3 3 (6.25%) RESTful
3 3 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.58%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.25%) MPEG
3 3 (6.25%) Video\Live Streaming
4 2 (4.17%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.42%) Mac OS X
4 5 (10.42%) Windows 10
4 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.42%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Project Management
2 9 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (16.67%) Analytics
3 8 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 8 (16.67%) Network Design
4 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
4 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 6 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Network Management
5 5 (10.42%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 3 (6.25%) Coaching
6 3 (6.25%) Data Analytics
6 3 (6.25%) DRM
6 3 (6.25%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.25%) Software Licensing
6 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Perl
2 5 (10.42%) C#
2 5 (10.42%) Python
3 4 (8.33%) C++
3 4 (8.33%) SQL
4 3 (6.25%) C
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.17%) Java
5 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) CCNA
1 14 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.83%) Degree
3 6 (12.50%) CCNP
3 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.25%) CCDA
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
4 4 (8.33%) Firmware
5 3 (6.25%) KVM
5 3 (6.25%) QEMU
6 2 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.17%) Ansible
2 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.17%) Netcool
2 2 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Cisco
2 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.83%) Juniper
4 7 (14.58%) Arista
4 7 (14.58%) F5
4 7 (14.58%) Forcepoint
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix
5 2 (4.17%) Meraki
5 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.17%) VMware