Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1032 1023 1046
Rank change year-on-year -9 +23 +86
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 142 173 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 95 128 169
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,048 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,725 £30,050
90th Percentile £62,500 £86,875 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -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 166,635 170,262 199,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,263 141,781 167,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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 -20 126 £45,000 -4.26% 25
UK excluding London -7 113 £45,000 -2.17% 22
North of England +46 51 £42,500 +14.86% 5
Yorkshire +62 34 £42,500 +11.84% 1
Midlands +18 28 £42,500 -7.61% 6
West Midlands +3 21 £40,000 -13.04% 6
London +2 19 £60,000 +9.09% 3
North West +3 16 £46,250 +25.00% 2
South East +3 12 £56,250 +3.21% 6
East of England -31 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Midlands +25 8 £35,000 -
South West +1 6 £33,225 -15.89% 4
Wales +19 3 £45,000 -
Scotland -42 3 £60,000 +26.32%
North East -18 1 £37,500 +5.63% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 115 (80.99%) Cisco
2 101 (71.13%) Firewall
3 81 (57.04%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (48.59%) CCNP
5 58 (40.85%) Network Security
6 57 (40.14%) WAN
7 52 (36.62%) LAN
8 51 (35.92%) VPN
9 50 (35.21%) CheckPoint
10 47 (33.10%) Juniper
11 42 (29.58%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (28.17%) CCNA
13 36 (25.35%) F5
14 35 (24.65%) Data Centre
15 32 (22.54%) DNS
15 32 (22.54%) TCP/IP
16 31 (21.83%) MPLS
17 30 (21.13%) Cisco Nexus
18 29 (20.42%) VLAN
18 29 (20.42%) OSPF
19 26 (18.31%) ITIL
19 26 (18.31%) Wireless
20 25 (17.61%) IPsec
20 25 (17.61%) VoIP
21 23 (16.20%) BGP
22 22 (15.49%) Microsoft
22 22 (15.49%) Release Management
23 21 (14.79%) HP
23 21 (14.79%) Finance
24 19 (13.38%) DHCP

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 2 (1.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.15%) Office 365
3 12 (8.45%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.70%) Slack
5 1 (0.70%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 101 (71.13%) Firewall
2 58 (40.85%) Network Security
3 57 (40.14%) WAN
4 52 (36.62%) LAN
5 51 (35.92%) VPN
6 42 (29.58%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (22.54%) DNS
7 32 (22.54%) TCP/IP
8 31 (21.83%) MPLS
9 30 (21.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 29 (20.42%) OSPF
10 29 (20.42%) VLAN
11 26 (18.31%) Wireless
12 25 (17.61%) IPsec
12 25 (17.61%) VoIP
13 23 (16.20%) BGP
14 19 (13.38%) DHCP
15 17 (11.97%) WLAN
16 14 (9.86%) EIGRP
17 13 (9.15%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (14.79%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Retail
2 5 (3.52%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.82%) Law
4 3 (2.11%) Billing
4 3 (2.11%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Automotive
5 1 (0.70%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.34%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.11%) XMPP
3 2 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (24.65%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 14 (9.86%) PKI
4 8 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.11%) NHS
7 2 (1.41%) Fintech
7 2 (1.41%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.15%) Windows
2 11 (7.75%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.34%) Linux
4 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) CentOS
6 1 (0.70%) Unix
6 1 (0.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.31%) ITIL
2 22 (15.49%) Release Management
3 16 (11.27%) Service Delivery
4 14 (9.86%) Load Balancing
5 13 (9.15%) Network Design
5 13 (9.15%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (8.45%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (8.45%) Project Management
6 12 (8.45%) Security Operations
7 11 (7.75%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (7.04%) Change Management
8 10 (7.04%) ITIL V3
8 10 (7.04%) Network Management
8 10 (7.04%) Social Engineering
8 10 (7.04%) Threat Intelligence
8 10 (7.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 9 (6.34%) DDoS Mitigation
9 9 (6.34%) Issue Tracking
9 9 (6.34%) Presales
9 9 (6.34%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.23%) Erlang
2 2 (1.41%) C
2 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (57.04%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (48.59%) CCNP
3 40 (28.17%) CCNA
4 15 (10.56%) CCIE
5 14 (9.86%) CCDP
6 9 (6.34%) CISSP
7 8 (5.63%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.63%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.23%) CCNP Voice
8 6 (4.23%) CCVP
8 6 (4.23%) Degree
8 6 (4.23%) JNCIP
9 5 (3.52%) CCSE
9 5 (3.52%) PMI Certification
9 5 (3.52%) PMP
9 5 (3.52%) SSCP
10 3 (2.11%) CISM
10 3 (2.11%) DBS Check
10 3 (2.11%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.23%) SLA
3 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (9.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.45%) Firmware
3 7 (4.93%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.82%) Snort
5 3 (2.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (7.04%) Cisco UCCE
1 10 (7.04%) Nessus
2 6 (4.23%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (2.11%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.11%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.41%) Ansible
4 2 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.41%) SCCM
4 2 (1.41%) SCOM
4 2 (1.41%) Suricata
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 115 (80.99%) Cisco
2 50 (35.21%) CheckPoint
3 47 (33.10%) Juniper
4 36 (25.35%) F5
5 22 (15.49%) Microsoft
6 21 (14.79%) HP
7 18 (12.68%) Brocade
7 18 (12.68%) Fortinet
8 14 (9.86%) VMware
9 10 (7.04%) Qualys
9 10 (7.04%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (5.63%) Citrix
10 8 (5.63%) Riverbed
11 7 (4.93%) Dell
11 7 (4.93%) Palo Alto
12 6 (4.23%) Avaya
12 6 (4.23%) Motorola
13 5 (3.52%) CA
13 5 (3.52%) Imperva
13 5 (3.52%) Meraki