Period
to 19 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1067 1051 1035
Rank change year-on-year -16 -16 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 71 155 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.087% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.090% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 60 108 143
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £36,071 £34,975 £31,975
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £84,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - -2.17% +5.75%

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 152,072 171,669 178,785
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.06% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,707 138,282 149,258
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +2.41%

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 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Top 13 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 December 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 +7 69 £50,000 +11.11% 14
UK excluding London -33 45 £45,000 - 12
London +54 25 £52,000 -13.33% 3
South East +25 19 £39,500 -29.78% 3
Midlands +12 11 £53,000 +14.59% 2
West Midlands +11 10 £53,000 +11.58% 2
North of England -9 7 £50,000 +17.65% 3
South West +20 6 £36,618 +10.21% 3
Yorkshire +9 6 £52,500 +23.53% 1
East Midlands +18 1 £44,500 +27.14%
East of England +16 1 £60,000 +20.00%
North West +10 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Scotland -7 1 - - 1

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 55 (77.46%) Cisco
2 51 (71.83%) Firewall
3 33 (46.48%) CheckPoint
3 33 (46.48%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (45.07%) Cisco ASA
5 31 (43.66%) VPN
6 28 (39.44%) WAN
7 27 (38.03%) CCNP
8 26 (36.62%) Juniper
9 25 (35.21%) Network Security
10 24 (33.80%) MPLS
11 21 (29.58%) F5
12 20 (28.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (28.17%) Cisco IOS
12 20 (28.17%) Wireless
13 19 (26.76%) BGP
13 19 (26.76%) Amazon AWS
14 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (23.94%) OSPF
16 16 (22.54%) Finance
17 15 (21.13%) VPLS
17 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (21.13%) NX-OS
18 14 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (19.72%) CCIE
18 14 (19.72%) LAN
19 13 (18.31%) NetScaler
19 13 (18.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 13 (18.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 12 (16.90%) Office 365

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:

Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.76%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (16.90%) Office 365
4 5 (7.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (71.83%) Firewall
2 32 (45.07%) Cisco ASA
3 31 (43.66%) VPN
4 28 (39.44%) WAN
5 25 (35.21%) Network Security
6 24 (33.80%) MPLS
7 20 (28.17%) Cisco IOS
7 20 (28.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (28.17%) Wireless
8 19 (26.76%) BGP
9 17 (23.94%) OSPF
10 15 (21.13%) NX-OS
10 15 (21.13%) VPLS
11 14 (19.72%) LAN
12 13 (18.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 13 (18.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (18.31%) NetScaler
13 12 (16.90%) WLAN
14 7 (9.86%) BIG-IP
14 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) MySQL
1 4 (5.63%) RDBMS
1 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (22.54%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) JSON
1 2 (2.82%) REST
1 2 (2.82%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.90%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.45%) Fintech
4 2 (2.82%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.82%) User Experience
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.41%) EPoS
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Windows
2 8 (11.27%) Unix
2 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.86%) Linux
4 5 (7.04%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (15.49%) ITIL
3 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.27%) Network Management
5 7 (9.86%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.45%) ITIL V3
6 6 (8.45%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (8.45%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (7.04%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (7.04%) DevOps
7 5 (7.04%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.63%) Adaptive Security
8 4 (5.63%) Capacity Management
8 4 (5.63%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (5.63%) High Availability
8 4 (5.63%) Network Design
8 4 (5.63%) Security Architecture
8 4 (5.63%) SOA
9 3 (4.23%) Change Management
9 3 (4.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.04%) Python
2 5 (7.04%) SQL
3 3 (4.23%) C
3 3 (4.23%) C++
3 3 (4.23%) Java
3 3 (4.23%) Perl
4 1 (1.41%) PHP
4 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (46.48%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (38.03%) CCNP
3 14 (19.72%) CCIE
4 9 (12.68%) CCNA
5 5 (7.04%) Degree
6 4 (5.63%) MCT
6 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.23%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.82%) MBA
9 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.41%) CCDA
9 1 (1.41%) CCIE Security
9 1 (1.41%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) SLA
2 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.63%) QA
3 3 (4.23%) SEPA
4 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) NFS
3 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.82%) XenApp
4 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Ansible
2 5 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.82%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.82%) Puppet
3 2 (2.82%) Terraform
4 1 (1.41%) CASB
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 55 (77.46%) Cisco
2 33 (46.48%) CheckPoint
3 26 (36.62%) Juniper
4 21 (29.58%) F5
5 11 (15.49%) Meraki
6 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
6 9 (12.68%) VMware
7 8 (11.27%) Palo Alto
8 7 (9.86%) Blue Coat
9 6 (8.45%) Brocade
10 4 (5.63%) BT
10 4 (5.63%) Forcepoint
10 4 (5.63%) McAfee
10 4 (5.63%) Siemens
10 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.63%) Sophos
10 4 (5.63%) WatchGuard
11 3 (4.23%) Fortinet
11 3 (4.23%) Imperva
12 2 (2.82%) Zscaler