Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1055 1024 1054
Rank change year-on-year -31 +30 +128
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 148 200 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 114 156 177
UK median annual salary £45,000 £49,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.63% +9.44% -10.00%
10th Percentile £35,500 £33,938 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £92,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -15.00%

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Top 16 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 17 November 2017. 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
UK excluding London -5 121 £45,000 -5.26% 4
England -13 114 £45,000 -7.22% 4
North of England +30 45 £42,500 -8.11% 2
Midlands +53 31 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +49 29 £39,500 -16.84% 2
West Midlands +25 28 £45,000 +28.57%
North West 0 15 £54,250 +14.21%
East of England -27 14 £44,750 -0.56% 1
London -2 12 £60,000 +9.09%
South East +8 10 £46,250 -42.19%
Scotland -6 9 £47,500 -9.52%
Wales - 7 £45,000 -
East Midlands +34 4 £46,250 - 1
South West -11 3 £33,225 -9.90%
Northern Ireland - 3 £42,500 -
North East - 1 £37,500 -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Network Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 128 (86.49%) Cisco
2 100 (67.57%) Firewall
3 89 (60.14%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (50.00%) CCNP
5 58 (39.19%) LAN
6 57 (38.51%) Network Security
7 50 (33.78%) WAN
8 47 (31.76%) CCNA
9 45 (30.41%) Juniper
10 42 (28.38%) CheckPoint
11 41 (27.70%) VPN
12 40 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
13 39 (26.35%) TCP/IP
14 37 (25.00%) MPLS
15 35 (23.65%) Cisco Nexus
16 33 (22.30%) Data Centre
17 31 (20.95%) BGP
17 31 (20.95%) F5
18 30 (20.27%) Wireless
19 29 (19.59%) OSPF
20 28 (18.92%) VoIP
21 26 (17.57%) ITIL
21 26 (17.57%) CCIE
22 25 (16.89%) EIGRP
23 23 (15.54%) HP
23 23 (15.54%) IPsec
23 23 (15.54%) VLAN
24 21 (14.19%) Release Management
24 21 (14.19%) Load Balancing
24 21 (14.19%) SSL

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 7 (4.73%) CMS
2 2 (1.35%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.70%) Office 365
4 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 100 (67.57%) Firewall
2 58 (39.19%) LAN
3 57 (38.51%) Network Security
4 50 (33.78%) WAN
5 41 (27.70%) VPN
6 40 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
7 39 (26.35%) TCP/IP
8 37 (25.00%) MPLS
9 35 (23.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 31 (20.95%) BGP
11 30 (20.27%) Wireless
12 29 (19.59%) OSPF
13 28 (18.92%) VoIP
14 25 (16.89%) EIGRP
15 23 (15.54%) IPsec
15 23 (15.54%) VLAN
16 21 (14.19%) SSL
17 19 (12.84%) SAN
18 17 (11.49%) WLAN
19 16 (10.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) GIS
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (10.14%) Finance
2 8 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.05%) Billing
4 5 (3.38%) Retail
5 3 (2.03%) Marketing
6 2 (1.35%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.03%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.30%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.08%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.70%) NHS
4 3 (2.03%) Fintech
4 3 (2.03%) PKI
5 2 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.35%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.49%) Windows
2 15 (10.14%) Linux
3 11 (7.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.35%) Unix
5 2 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.68%) CentOS
6 1 (0.68%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.68%) VMS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.57%) ITIL
2 21 (14.19%) Load Balancing
2 21 (14.19%) Release Management
3 15 (10.14%) Network Management
4 13 (8.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (8.11%) Network Design
5 12 (8.11%) Validation
6 11 (7.43%) Project Management
7 10 (6.76%) Service Delivery
8 9 (6.08%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (5.41%) Change Control
9 8 (5.41%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.73%) Business Continuity
10 7 (4.73%) Information Security
10 7 (4.73%) ITIL V3
10 7 (4.73%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (4.05%) Change Management
11 6 (4.05%) Fault Analysis
12 5 (3.38%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.11%) Erlang
2 9 (6.08%) C
3 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.35%) SQL
5 1 (0.68%) Python
5 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (60.14%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (50.00%) CCNP
3 47 (31.76%) CCNA
4 26 (17.57%) CCIE
5 12 (8.11%) CCNP Voice
5 12 (8.11%) CCVP
6 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.73%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.05%) CCDP
8 4 (2.70%) Degree
9 3 (2.03%) CCSE
9 3 (2.03%) CISA
9 3 (2.03%) CISM
9 3 (2.03%) CISSP
9 3 (2.03%) DBS Check
9 3 (2.03%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.03%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.35%) CCDA
10 2 (1.35%) CREST Certified
10 2 (1.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.35%) PMO
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.46%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.05%) Snort
4 5 (3.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (10.81%) Cisco UCCE
2 15 (10.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (8.11%) Cisco IPCC
4 7 (4.73%) FortiGate
5 4 (2.70%) Cisco CME
6 3 (2.03%) Nessus
6 3 (2.03%) SCCM
7 2 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.35%) SCOM
8 1 (0.68%) EnCase
8 1 (0.68%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.68%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.68%) Nmap
8 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.68%) Suricata
8 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (86.49%) Cisco
2 45 (30.41%) Juniper
3 42 (28.38%) CheckPoint
4 31 (20.95%) F5
5 23 (15.54%) HP
6 20 (13.51%) Brocade
7 19 (12.84%) VMware
8 17 (11.49%) Microsoft
9 14 (9.46%) Fortinet
10 13 (8.78%) Palo Alto
11 10 (6.76%) Avaya
12 8 (5.41%) Citrix
12 8 (5.41%) Dell
12 8 (5.41%) Motorola
13 7 (4.73%) Riverbed
14 6 (4.05%) Meraki
15 5 (3.38%) Aruba
15 5 (3.38%) Remedy
15 5 (3.38%) Ubiquiti
16 4 (2.70%) Blue Coat