Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £51,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1013 1044 1033
Rank change year-on-year +31 -11 +105
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 143 147 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.083% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.087% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 117 111 184
UK median annual salary £51,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,550 £36,250 £35,300
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%

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 159,903 169,601 187,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128,846 135,977 157,397
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Top 14 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 22 September 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 +71 137 £51,000 +7.37% 21
UK excluding London -14 91 £47,500 +5.56% 14
London +76 51 £52,000 -9.57% 9
North of England +20 31 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Yorkshire +40 27 £50,000 +28.21% 1
South East +33 27 £45,000 -5.76% 6
Midlands +28 21 £42,750 -10.00% 5
West Midlands +31 20 £41,000 -8.89% 3
South West +13 4 £34,736 -18.00%
North West +2 4 £55,000 +10.00%
Isle of Man - 4 £38,000 -
East of England -6 3 £54,000 +21.21%
East Midlands +4 1 £44,500 -19.09% 2
Scotland -10 1 - - 1

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Network Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 109 (76.22%) Firewall
2 106 (74.13%) Cisco
3 88 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
4 82 (57.34%) CCNP
5 69 (48.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 66 (46.15%) CheckPoint
7 65 (45.45%) Juniper
7 65 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
8 60 (41.96%) Network Security
9 58 (40.56%) VPN
9 58 (40.56%) WAN
10 54 (37.76%) MPLS
10 54 (37.76%) F5
11 51 (35.66%) BGP
12 48 (33.57%) OSPF
13 42 (29.37%) Wireless
14 40 (27.97%) Cisco IOS
15 39 (27.27%) DNS
16 37 (25.87%) VPLS
17 36 (25.17%) Microsoft Azure
18 35 (24.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 35 (24.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 35 (24.48%) NX-OS
19 34 (23.78%) Finance
20 33 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
21 32 (22.38%) CCIE
22 31 (21.68%) Data Centre
23 30 (20.98%) VMware
24 29 (20.28%) NetScaler
25 27 (18.88%) ITIL

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 1 (0.70%) IIS
1 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (6.29%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 36 (25.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (11.89%) Office 365
4 4 (2.80%) PaaS
5 3 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.10%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (2.10%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 109 (76.22%) Firewall
2 69 (48.25%) Cisco Nexus
3 65 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
4 60 (41.96%) Network Security
5 58 (40.56%) VPN
5 58 (40.56%) WAN
6 54 (37.76%) MPLS
7 51 (35.66%) BGP
8 48 (33.57%) OSPF
9 42 (29.37%) Wireless
10 40 (27.97%) Cisco IOS
11 39 (27.27%) DNS
12 37 (25.87%) VPLS
13 35 (24.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 35 (24.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 35 (24.48%) NX-OS
14 29 (20.28%) NetScaler
15 26 (18.18%) DHCP
16 24 (16.78%) WLAN
17 23 (16.08%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.40%) MySQL
1 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
1 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (6.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 34 (23.78%) Finance
2 9 (6.29%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.90%) Banking
4 6 (4.20%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.20%) Retail
5 2 (1.40%) German Language
5 2 (1.40%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Law
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.29%) LDAP
2 3 (2.10%) JSON
2 3 (2.10%) REST
3 2 (1.40%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.40%) XML
4 1 (0.70%) gRPC
4 1 (0.70%) Kafka
4 1 (0.70%) OAuth
4 1 (0.70%) OpenID
4 1 (0.70%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (0.70%) RAML
4 1 (0.70%) SAML
4 1 (0.70%) Swagger
4 1 (0.70%) Web Services
4 1 (0.70%) XMPP
4 1 (0.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (21.68%) Data Centre
3 15 (10.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 13 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (8.39%) PKI
6 7 (4.90%) Fintech
7 6 (4.20%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.20%) Hedge funds
7 6 (4.20%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.80%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.70%) EPoS
9 1 (0.70%) NHS
9 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.49%) Linux
2 13 (9.09%) Windows
3 11 (7.69%) Unix
4 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.50%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.80%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.88%) ITIL
1 27 (18.88%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (17.48%) Network Monitoring
3 20 (13.99%) Service Delivery
4 19 (13.29%) Network Design
5 15 (10.49%) ITIL V3
5 15 (10.49%) Load Balancing
5 15 (10.49%) Network Management
5 15 (10.49%) Security Operations
5 15 (10.49%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 13 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 13 (9.09%) Presales
6 13 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 10 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (6.99%) PRINCE2
8 9 (6.29%) Due Diligence
8 9 (6.29%) Line Management
8 9 (6.29%) Project Management
8 9 (6.29%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (6.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.99%) Python
2 19 (13.29%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.90%) Perl
4 2 (1.40%) C
4 2 (1.40%) SQL
5 1 (0.70%) C++
5 1 (0.70%) Java
5 1 (0.70%) Lisp
5 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 88 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (57.34%) CCNP
3 32 (22.38%) CCIE
4 26 (18.18%) CCNA
5 18 (12.59%) Degree
6 11 (7.69%) CCSE
7 9 (6.29%) PMI Certification
7 9 (6.29%) PMP
8 8 (5.59%) CISSP
9 7 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (4.20%) CLAS
11 5 (3.50%) CCDE
11 5 (3.50%) CCDP
11 5 (3.50%) CCSP
12 4 (2.80%) MCT
13 3 (2.10%) CCIE Security
14 2 (1.40%) JNCIP
14 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
14 2 (1.40%) Security Cleared
15 1 (0.70%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.49%) PCI DSS
2 14 (9.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (8.39%) SLA
4 5 (3.50%) QA
5 1 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.70%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 26 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.79%) Active Directory
3 13 (9.09%) XenApp
3 13 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 6 (4.20%) XenServer
5 4 (2.80%) NFS
6 1 (0.70%) Firmware
6 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (9.09%) Puppet
1 13 (9.09%) Terraform
2 8 (5.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (4.20%) Ansible
4 5 (3.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.10%) Nessus
7 2 (1.40%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.40%) SCCM
8 1 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 106 (74.13%) Cisco
2 66 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 65 (45.45%) Juniper
4 54 (37.76%) F5
5 30 (20.98%) VMware
6 21 (14.69%) Microsoft
6 21 (14.69%) SolarWinds
7 20 (13.99%) Blue Coat
8 19 (13.29%) Imperva
8 19 (13.29%) Infoblox
8 19 (13.29%) Meraki
9 14 (9.79%) Citrix
9 14 (9.79%) Google
10 13 (9.09%) Zscaler
11 12 (8.39%) Fortinet
11 12 (8.39%) HP
12 9 (6.29%) CA
13 7 (4.90%) Brocade
14 5 (3.50%) Aruba
15 4 (2.80%) WatchGuard