The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Specialist
UK
Rank 788 831 829
Rank change year-on-year +43 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 69 117 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 56 100 97
Median salary £48,500 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.02% -2.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,625 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £85,000 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,250 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.71% -8.00%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 61 £53,500 +9.18% 3
London +60 17 £56,250 +2.27% 1
South East +42 13 £50,000 -41.17%
City of London +53 8 £57,500 +4.54%
South West +12 7 £40,500 -12.24%
Hampshire +27 6 £62,500 +78.57%
Scotland +22 6 £47,500 +41.79% 2
East of England +15 6 £57,500 +25.00%
Yorkshire +9 6 £57,500 +36.90%
North West -15 6 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Manchester -18 5 £42,500 -20.93% 1
Essex +18 4 £57,500 +25.00%
York +10 4 £57,500 +43.75%
North Yorkshire +8 4 £57,500 +43.75%
Colchester +2 4 £57,500 +25.00%
Bristol - 4 £40,000 -
West Midlands +23 3 £46,500 +3.33% 1
Wiltshire +11 3 £41,000 -11.15%
Basingstoke +8 3 £62,500 +78.57%
Glasgow +27 2 £47,500 +5.55%
Coventry +14 2 £46,500 +32.85%
Swindon +14 2 £36,250 -21.45%
Hertfordshire +9 2 - -
East Midlands +4 2 £43,750 +25.00%
Kent - 2 £42,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Watford - 2 - -
Livingston - 2 £34,608 -
West Lothian - 2 £34,608 -
Surrey +38 1 £45,000 -2.17%

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 99 (66.89%) Cisco
2 86 (58.11%) Firewall
3 73 (49.32%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (40.54%) CCNP
5 54 (36.49%) WAN
5 54 (36.49%) Network Security
6 49 (33.11%) LAN
7 46 (31.08%) Juniper
7 46 (31.08%) CheckPoint
8 43 (29.05%) OSPF
9 42 (28.38%) F5
10 37 (25.00%) BGP
11 35 (23.65%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (20.27%) MPLS
12 30 (20.27%) Windows
12 30 (20.27%) VPN
12 30 (20.27%) Data Centre
13 29 (19.59%) TCP/IP
14 28 (18.92%) Finance
15 27 (18.24%) Wireless
16 26 (17.57%) VoIP
17 25 (16.89%) Linux
18 23 (15.54%) CCNA
19 21 (14.19%) Brocade
19 21 (14.19%) RIP
20 20 (13.51%) Microsoft
21 19 (12.84%) Unix
21 19 (12.84%) EIGRP
21 19 (12.84%) VLAN
21 19 (12.84%) Cisco Nexus

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (8.78%) MS Office
2 8 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.70%) IaaS
2 4 (2.70%) Office 365
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 86 (58.11%) Firewall
2 54 (36.49%) Network Security
2 54 (36.49%) WAN
3 49 (33.11%) LAN
4 43 (29.05%) OSPF
5 37 (25.00%) BGP
6 35 (23.65%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (20.27%) MPLS
7 30 (20.27%) VPN
8 29 (19.59%) TCP/IP
9 27 (18.24%) Wireless
10 26 (17.57%) VoIP
11 21 (14.19%) RIP
12 19 (12.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (12.84%) EIGRP
12 19 (12.84%) VLAN
13 18 (12.16%) DHCP
13 18 (12.16%) DNS
14 17 (11.49%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (10.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
General
1 28 (18.92%) Finance
2 9 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.41%) Banking
4 5 (3.38%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.03%) Retail
6 2 (1.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.38%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.68%) .NET
2 1 (0.68%) JSON
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.27%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.11%) Fat Client
2 12 (8.11%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.73%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.03%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.68%) CMDB
6 1 (0.68%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.68%) Fintech
6 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.27%) Windows
2 25 (16.89%) Linux
3 19 (12.84%) Unix
4 6 (4.05%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.03%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.35%) Solaris
8 1 (0.68%) CentOS
8 1 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.84%) Line Management
2 17 (11.49%) Mentoring
2 17 (11.49%) Network Management
3 16 (10.81%) E-Commerce
4 15 (10.14%) ITIL
5 13 (8.78%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (8.78%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (8.11%) Network Design
7 11 (7.43%) Change Management
8 9 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.08%) Information Security
8 9 (6.08%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (6.08%) Service Delivery
8 9 (6.08%) Time Management
9 8 (5.41%) Project Management
10 7 (4.73%) High Availability
11 5 (3.38%) Data Loss Prevention
11 5 (3.38%) Security Operations
11 5 (3.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.70%) Perl
2 3 (2.03%) SQL
3 2 (1.35%) Java
3 2 (1.35%) PHP
4 1 (0.68%) AWK
4 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.68%) Python
4 1 (0.68%) sed
4 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (49.32%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (40.54%) CCNP
3 23 (15.54%) CCNA
4 14 (9.46%) CCSE
5 10 (6.76%) JNCIP
6 9 (6.08%) CISM
6 9 (6.08%) CISSP
6 9 (6.08%) Degree
7 5 (3.38%) CCIE
7 5 (3.38%) CWNA
7 5 (3.38%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.70%) CCENT
8 4 (2.70%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.03%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.35%) CCDP
10 2 (1.35%) CCMSE
10 2 (1.35%) CCSM
10 2 (1.35%) CEH
10 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) SLA
2 7 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.03%) NFS
5 2 (1.35%) Firmware
6 1 (0.68%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (5.41%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (4.73%) SCCM
3 6 (4.05%) HP NNM
4 4 (2.70%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.35%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.68%) Grafana
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.68%) Netcool
7 1 (0.68%) OpenView
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 99 (66.89%) Cisco
2 46 (31.08%) CheckPoint
2 46 (31.08%) Juniper
3 42 (28.38%) F5
4 21 (14.19%) Brocade
5 20 (13.51%) Microsoft
6 18 (12.16%) HP
6 18 (12.16%) VMware
7 17 (11.49%) SolarWinds
8 16 (10.81%) Infoblox
9 15 (10.14%) Blue Coat
9 15 (10.14%) Citrix
10 12 (8.11%) Imperva
11 10 (6.76%) Avaya
12 8 (5.41%) Fortinet
13 7 (4.73%) Huawei
14 6 (4.05%) Intel Security
14 6 (4.05%) Oracle
14 6 (4.05%) Remedy
14 6 (4.05%) WatchGuard
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