Period
to 19 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1022 1057 1109
Rank change year-on-year +35 +52 +85
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 161 207 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.10% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.11% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 122 182 155
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -3.23%
10th Percentile £38,525 £37,500 £26,450
90th Percentile £61,250 £92,500 £66,100
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,100 £48,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.89% +14.12% -5.56%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 169664 190277 209696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137041 160037 172615
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +46 129 £47,100 -2.89% 7
England +8 127 £47,500 -5.00% 8
North of England -10 32 £47,500 - 2
Midlands +41 27 £47,500 +5.56% 3
West Midlands +33 24 £45,000 - 3
East of England -22 23 £47,300 +5.11% 1
London +1 20 £57,500 +4.55% 2
South East +37 17 £47,750 -40.31%
Yorkshire +26 17 £46,250 -2.63% 2
North West -25 14 £48,750 +2.63%
Wales +30 12 £45,000 -5.26%
South West -2 9 £45,000 +66.67%
Scotland +19 8 £47,500 -13.64% 1
East Midlands +18 3 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £42,500 -
North East +17 1 £35,000 -2.78%

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 142 (88.20%) Cisco
2 118 (73.29%) Firewall
3 87 (54.04%) Cisco Certification
4 75 (46.58%) Network Security
5 70 (43.48%) CCNP
6 59 (36.65%) CheckPoint
7 50 (31.06%) Juniper
8 47 (29.19%) VPN
9 45 (27.95%) WAN
10 43 (26.71%) LAN
11 41 (25.47%) CCNA
12 38 (23.60%) TCP/IP
12 38 (23.60%) Data Centre
13 37 (22.98%) VMware
13 37 (22.98%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (22.36%) OSPF
15 35 (21.74%) BGP
15 35 (21.74%) F5
16 34 (21.12%) VoIP
17 32 (19.88%) MPLS
18 31 (19.25%) Wireless
18 31 (19.25%) Windows
19 30 (18.63%) Linux
19 30 (18.63%) VMware Infrastructure
20 28 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
20 28 (17.39%) DNS
21 27 (16.77%) DHCP
22 26 (16.15%) EIGRP
23 25 (15.53%) VLAN
24 24 (14.91%) Cisco IOS

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 8 (4.97%) CMS
2 3 (1.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.62%) Apache
3 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.07%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.97%) Office 365
4 5 (3.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.11%) Amazon Glacier
4 5 (3.11%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.11%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (3.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (3.11%) AWS CloudTrail
4 5 (3.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.86%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.62%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (73.29%) Firewall
2 75 (46.58%) Network Security
3 47 (29.19%) VPN
4 45 (27.95%) WAN
5 43 (26.71%) LAN
6 38 (23.60%) TCP/IP
7 37 (22.98%) Cisco ASA
8 36 (22.36%) OSPF
9 35 (21.74%) BGP
10 34 (21.12%) VoIP
11 32 (19.88%) MPLS
12 31 (19.25%) Wireless
13 28 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (17.39%) DNS
14 27 (16.77%) DHCP
15 26 (16.15%) EIGRP
16 25 (15.53%) VLAN
17 24 (14.91%) Cisco IOS
18 22 (13.66%) IPsec
19 20 (12.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (2.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.62%) GIS
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (9.32%) Finance
2 11 (6.83%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.11%) Banking
4 4 (2.48%) Advertising
4 4 (2.48%) Billing
4 4 (2.48%) Law
4 4 (2.48%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Automotive
5 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Legal
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.48%) Web Services
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.62%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.60%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.07%) Fat Client
3 13 (8.07%) Thin Client
4 10 (6.21%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.11%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.86%) Fintech
7 3 (1.86%) NHS
8 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.62%) CMDB
9 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.62%) PKI
9 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.25%) Windows
2 30 (18.63%) Linux
3 19 (11.80%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.11%) Unix
5 3 (1.86%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.24%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.24%) Solaris
6 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.62%) CentOS
7 1 (0.62%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.62%) VMS
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.66%) ITIL
1 22 (13.66%) Network Design
2 18 (11.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (11.18%) Load Balancing
3 15 (9.32%) Network Management
4 13 (8.07%) Project Management
5 12 (7.45%) Information Security
6 11 (6.83%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (6.83%) Line Management
6 11 (6.83%) Mentoring
6 11 (6.83%) Release Management
7 10 (6.21%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (6.21%) Proactive Monitoring
7 10 (6.21%) Validation
8 9 (5.59%) Business Continuity
8 9 (5.59%) E-Commerce
8 9 (5.59%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.97%) BCP
9 8 (4.97%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 8 (4.97%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.21%) Erlang
2 7 (4.35%) C
3 5 (3.11%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.11%) Python
4 4 (2.48%) Perl
4 4 (2.48%) SQL
5 2 (1.24%) Java
5 2 (1.24%) VB
6 1 (0.62%) AWK
6 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.62%) sed
6 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (54.04%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (43.48%) CCNP
3 41 (25.47%) CCNA
4 23 (14.29%) CCIE
5 10 (6.21%) CCNP Voice
5 10 (6.21%) CCSE
5 10 (6.21%) CCVP
6 5 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.48%) CISM
7 4 (2.48%) CISSP
7 4 (2.48%) Degree
8 3 (1.86%) CEH
8 3 (1.86%) CISA
8 3 (1.86%) GIAC
8 3 (1.86%) GSEC
8 3 (1.86%) JNCIP
8 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.86%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.24%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.24%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.24%) PMO
3 1 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.62%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (18.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (11.80%) Hyper-V
3 18 (11.18%) Active Directory
4 13 (8.07%) Snort
5 6 (3.73%) pfSense
6 1 (0.62%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (10.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (6.83%) Cisco UCCE
3 10 (6.21%) Cisco IPCC
4 7 (4.35%) Cisco CME
5 6 (3.73%) FortiGate
5 6 (3.73%) Nessus
6 5 (3.11%) SCCM
7 4 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.86%) SCOM
9 2 (1.24%) EnCase
9 2 (1.24%) Nexpose
9 2 (1.24%) Nmap
10 1 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.62%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.62%) Netcool
10 1 (0.62%) OpenView
10 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 142 (88.20%) Cisco
2 59 (36.65%) CheckPoint
3 50 (31.06%) Juniper
4 37 (22.98%) VMware
5 35 (21.74%) F5
6 23 (14.29%) Citrix
7 21 (13.04%) Microsoft
8 20 (12.42%) Palo Alto
9 19 (11.80%) HP
10 16 (9.94%) Brocade
11 13 (8.07%) Fortinet
11 13 (8.07%) Infoblox
12 12 (7.45%) Blue Coat
13 9 (5.59%) Avaya
13 9 (5.59%) Imperva
14 8 (4.97%) Motorola
15 7 (4.35%) SolarWinds
16 6 (3.73%) Nokia
16 6 (3.73%) Remedy
16 6 (3.73%) Riverbed