Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1024 1031 1096
Rank change year-on-year +7 +65 +115
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 153 210 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.11% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.11% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 117 171 155
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £36,050 £34,250 £31,100
90th Percentile £61,100 £92,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year -5.26% +12.43% -11.05%

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 167571 185058 210150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134222 155169 174108
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 £78,750 £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 17 October 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 October 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 +15 128 £45,000 -5.26% 4
England -24 117 £47,500 -5.00% 5
North of England +28 42 £42,500 -10.53% 1
Yorkshire +55 30 £40,000 -15.79%
Midlands +41 30 £47,500 +5.56% 1
West Midlands +35 27 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East of England -16 19 £42,000 -6.67% 2
North West -8 11 £50,000 +5.26% 1
London -8 11 £60,000 +4.35% 1
South East +39 10 £47,500 -42.42%
Wales +25 10 £45,000 -5.26%
Scotland -2 9 £47,500 -9.52%
South West +4 6 £42,362 +56.90%
East Midlands +39 3 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £42,500 -
North East +14 1 £37,500 +4.17%

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 132 (86.27%) Cisco
2 105 (68.63%) Firewall
3 86 (56.21%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (46.41%) CCNP
5 65 (42.48%) Network Security
6 54 (35.29%) LAN
7 52 (33.99%) Juniper
8 50 (32.68%) CCNA
9 47 (30.72%) WAN
10 46 (30.07%) TCP/IP
10 46 (30.07%) CheckPoint
11 42 (27.45%) VPN
12 36 (23.53%) MPLS
12 36 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 33 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
14 32 (20.92%) Wireless
14 32 (20.92%) Data Centre
15 31 (20.26%) F5
16 30 (19.61%) VoIP
17 29 (18.95%) ITIL
17 29 (18.95%) BGP
18 28 (18.30%) CCIE
19 27 (17.65%) OSPF
20 25 (16.34%) HP
21 24 (15.69%) VMware
22 23 (15.03%) EIGRP
22 23 (15.03%) IPsec
22 23 (15.03%) Windows
22 23 (15.03%) SSL
22 23 (15.03%) Load Balancing

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 (4.58%) CMS
2 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.92%) Office 365
4 3 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.96%) Amazon Glacier
4 3 (1.96%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.96%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.96%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.31%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.65%) SaaS
6 1 (0.65%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 105 (68.63%) Firewall
2 65 (42.48%) Network Security
3 54 (35.29%) LAN
4 47 (30.72%) WAN
5 46 (30.07%) TCP/IP
6 42 (27.45%) VPN
7 36 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 36 (23.53%) MPLS
8 33 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (20.92%) Wireless
10 30 (19.61%) VoIP
11 29 (18.95%) BGP
12 27 (17.65%) OSPF
13 23 (15.03%) EIGRP
13 23 (15.03%) IPsec
13 23 (15.03%) SSL
14 22 (14.38%) VLAN
15 20 (13.07%) DHCP
15 20 (13.07%) DNS
16 19 (12.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) GIS
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (8.50%) Finance
2 11 (7.19%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.92%) Billing
4 5 (3.27%) Retail
5 4 (2.61%) Law
6 2 (1.31%) Advertising
6 2 (1.31%) Banking
6 2 (1.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Automotive
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.31%) Web Services
2 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.92%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.54%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.61%) NHS
5 3 (1.96%) Fintech
6 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.31%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.31%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.65%) PKI
7 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.03%) Windows
2 19 (12.42%) Linux
3 17 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.96%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.31%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.31%) Unix
6 1 (0.65%) CentOS
6 1 (0.65%) VMS
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.95%) ITIL
2 23 (15.03%) Load Balancing
3 16 (10.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (10.46%) Network Design
3 16 (10.46%) Network Management
3 16 (10.46%) Release Management
4 14 (9.15%) Project Management
5 12 (7.84%) Validation
6 10 (6.54%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (6.54%) Information Security
6 10 (6.54%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (6.54%) Proactive Monitoring
6 10 (6.54%) Service Delivery
7 9 (5.88%) Change Control
8 8 (5.23%) Business Continuity
8 8 (5.23%) ITIL V3
9 7 (4.58%) BCP
9 7 (4.58%) Business Continuity Planning
9 7 (4.58%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 7 (4.58%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.84%) Erlang
2 7 (4.58%) C
3 5 (3.27%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.96%) Python
4 3 (1.96%) SQL
5 2 (1.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 86 (56.21%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (46.41%) CCNP
3 50 (32.68%) CCNA
4 28 (18.30%) CCIE
5 12 (7.84%) CCNP Voice
5 12 (7.84%) CCVP
6 7 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.58%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.61%) CCSE
7 4 (2.61%) Degree
7 4 (2.61%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.96%) CISA
8 3 (1.96%) CISM
8 3 (1.96%) CISSP
8 3 (1.96%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.96%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.31%) CCSA
9 2 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.31%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.31%) PMO
3 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 17 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.50%) Active Directory
4 10 (6.54%) Snort
5 3 (1.96%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 17 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (9.15%) Cisco UCCE
3 12 (7.84%) Cisco IPCC
4 7 (4.58%) FortiGate
5 6 (3.92%) Cisco CME
5 6 (3.92%) Nessus
6 4 (2.61%) SCCM
7 3 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.96%) SCOM
8 2 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.31%) EnCase
8 2 (1.31%) Nexpose
8 2 (1.31%) Nmap
8 2 (1.31%) Suricata
9 1 (0.65%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 132 (86.27%) Cisco
2 52 (33.99%) Juniper
3 46 (30.07%) CheckPoint
4 31 (20.26%) F5
5 25 (16.34%) HP
6 24 (15.69%) VMware
7 20 (13.07%) Brocade
8 19 (12.42%) Microsoft
8 19 (12.42%) Palo Alto
9 16 (10.46%) Fortinet
10 12 (7.84%) Avaya
10 12 (7.84%) Citrix
11 10 (6.54%) Motorola
12 7 (4.58%) Dell
13 6 (3.92%) Qualys
13 6 (3.92%) Riverbed
14 5 (3.27%) Aruba
14 5 (3.27%) Blue Coat
14 5 (3.27%) Remedy
14 5 (3.27%) Ubiquiti