Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £51,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

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

Network Specialist
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 972 1057 1053
Rank change year-on-year +85 -4 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 211 128 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.074% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.077% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 167 102 205
UK median annual salary £51,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.37% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £38,000 £37,575 £37,125
90th Percentile £67,600 £63,400 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.40% -4.21% +5.56%

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 166,024 165,879 194,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.25% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,024 136,627 163,207
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Specialist over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +87 205 £51,000 +5.15% 13
UK excluding London +26 138 £47,500 +4.40% 14
London +38 73 £53,500 -6.96%
North of England +52 57 £47,500 - 2
Yorkshire +55 48 £49,500 +4.21% 2
Midlands +20 34 £42,500 -7.61%
South East +12 29 £55,000 +10.00% 2
West Midlands +36 28 £41,750 -2.91%
East of England -13 8 £48,000 +14.29% 4
North West -12 6 £55,000 +15.79%
East Midlands +17 4 £42,500 -22.73%
South West -14 4 £37,500 -16.67% 5
Isle of Man - 4 £38,000 -
North East -16 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Scotland -34 2 £47,500 - 1

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, Network Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 161 (76.30%) Firewall
2 158 (74.88%) Cisco
3 136 (64.45%) Cisco Certification
4 125 (59.24%) CCNP
5 103 (48.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 101 (47.87%) Network Security
7 99 (46.92%) Juniper
7 99 (46.92%) CheckPoint
8 95 (45.02%) Cisco ASA
9 87 (41.23%) DNS
10 85 (40.28%) F5
11 83 (39.34%) VPN
12 77 (36.49%) WAN
13 73 (34.60%) OSPF
14 69 (32.70%) BGP
15 63 (29.86%) Wireless
16 57 (27.01%) Finance
17 56 (26.54%) MPLS
17 56 (26.54%) Cisco IOS
18 54 (25.59%) DHCP
18 54 (25.59%) NX-OS
19 52 (24.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 52 (24.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 52 (24.64%) VPLS
20 48 (22.75%) VMware
21 46 (21.80%) VMware Infrastructure
22 45 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
22 45 (21.33%) Network Monitoring
23 42 (19.91%) Blue Coat
23 42 (19.91%) CCIE

Network 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.47%) IIS
1 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (4.27%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 45 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (9.48%) Office 365
4 15 (7.11%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.90%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (1.90%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.47%) IaaS
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 161 (76.30%) Firewall
2 103 (48.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 101 (47.87%) Network Security
4 95 (45.02%) Cisco ASA
5 87 (41.23%) DNS
6 83 (39.34%) VPN
7 77 (36.49%) WAN
8 73 (34.60%) OSPF
9 69 (32.70%) BGP
10 63 (29.86%) Wireless
11 56 (26.54%) Cisco IOS
11 56 (26.54%) MPLS
12 54 (25.59%) DHCP
12 54 (25.59%) NX-OS
13 52 (24.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 52 (24.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 52 (24.64%) VPLS
14 35 (16.59%) NetScaler
15 33 (15.64%) IPsec
16 31 (14.69%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.47%) MySQL
2 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.47%) Power BI
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (9.48%) Sonatype Nexus
2 19 (9.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 57 (27.01%) Finance
2 13 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.84%) Banking
3 6 (2.84%) Retail
4 5 (2.37%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.42%) Automotive
6 2 (0.95%) German Language
6 2 (0.95%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.95%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.00%) LDAP
2 5 (2.37%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.95%) XMPP
4 1 (0.47%) COM
4 1 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.47%) gRPC
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) JSON
4 1 (0.47%) Kafka
4 1 (0.47%) OAuth
4 1 (0.47%) OpenID
4 1 (0.47%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (0.47%) RAML
4 1 (0.47%) REST
4 1 (0.47%) SAML
4 1 (0.47%) Swagger
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.48%) Data Centre
2 34 (16.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 31 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (11.85%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (11.37%) PKI
6 7 (3.32%) Fintech
7 6 (2.84%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.84%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.90%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.95%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.64%) Linux
2 9 (4.27%) Unix
3 7 (3.32%) Windows
3 7 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.33%) Network Monitoring
2 36 (17.06%) ITIL
3 30 (14.22%) Network Design
4 29 (13.74%) Security Operations
4 29 (13.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 28 (13.27%) Service Delivery
6 26 (12.32%) Service Management
7 25 (11.85%) Network Management
7 25 (11.85%) Presales
7 25 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (10.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (10.43%) Project Management
9 21 (9.95%) ITIL V3
9 21 (9.95%) Line Management
10 20 (9.48%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 20 (9.48%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 19 (9.00%) Due Diligence
11 19 (9.00%) PRINCE2
11 19 (9.00%) Requirements Analysis
12 18 (8.53%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.32%) Python
2 20 (9.48%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.37%) Perl
4 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.95%) Java
5 1 (0.47%) C
5 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.47%) Lisp
5 1 (0.47%) PHP
5 1 (0.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 136 (64.45%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (59.24%) CCNP
3 42 (19.91%) CCIE
4 39 (18.48%) CCNA
5 34 (16.11%) Degree
6 24 (11.37%) CCSE
6 24 (11.37%) CISSP
7 19 (9.00%) PMI Certification
7 19 (9.00%) PMP
8 18 (8.53%) CLAS
9 12 (5.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (3.79%) CCDP
11 6 (2.84%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.84%) Security Cleared
12 5 (2.37%) CCDE
12 5 (2.37%) CCSP
13 4 (1.90%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.95%) CCIE Security
14 2 (0.95%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.47%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.27%) PCI DSS
2 16 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.79%) SLA
4 5 (2.37%) QA
5 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 46 (21.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (9.95%) Active Directory
3 20 (9.48%) XenApp
3 20 (9.48%) XenDesktop
4 18 (8.53%) XenServer
5 3 (1.42%) Firmware
6 1 (0.47%) KVM
6 1 (0.47%) NFS
6 1 (0.47%) Snort
6 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (9.48%) Puppet
1 20 (9.48%) Terraform
2 14 (6.64%) Nessus
3 7 (3.32%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.32%) TeMIP
4 5 (2.37%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.95%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.95%) SCCM
6 1 (0.47%) Ansible
6 1 (0.47%) CASB
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.47%) Netcool
6 1 (0.47%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.47%) Suricata
6 1 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 158 (74.88%) Cisco
2 99 (46.92%) CheckPoint
2 99 (46.92%) Juniper
3 85 (40.28%) F5
4 48 (22.75%) VMware
5 42 (19.91%) Blue Coat
6 41 (19.43%) Imperva
7 39 (18.48%) Infoblox
8 36 (17.06%) SolarWinds
9 30 (14.22%) Microsoft
10 29 (13.74%) HP
11 23 (10.90%) Citrix
11 23 (10.90%) Zscaler
12 22 (10.43%) Fortinet
13 21 (9.95%) CA
13 21 (9.95%) Google
14 14 (6.64%) Qualys
14 14 (6.64%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (5.21%) Aruba
15 11 (5.21%) Meraki