The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 826 888
Rank change year-on-year +6 +62  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 70 106 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.11% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.11% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 55 90 72
Median salary £47,500 £54,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.03% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £42,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £85,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.21% +14.11%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -7 53 £47,500 -12.84% 9
East of England -20 13 £42,000 -6.66%
West Midlands +10 12 £46,250 -19.56% 4
Wales +12 9 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Swansea - 9 £45,000 - 1
West Wales - 9 £45,000 - 1
North West -37 8 £58,500 +23.15% 1
Manchester -32 7 £58,500 +17.00% 1
Suffolk - 7 £42,000 -
Ipswich - 7 £42,000 -
South East +17 6 £50,500 -36.87% 1
Birmingham +12 6 £45,000 -33.33% 2
Scotland - 6 £47,500 - 1
London +17 5 £58,750 +2.17% 1
West Yorkshire +13 5 £47,500 - 2
Yorkshire -4 5 £47,500 -2.56% 2
Hertfordshire -15 5 £48,550 +7.88%
Tamworth - 5 - -
Staffordshire - 5 - -
Leeds +9 4 £47,500 -
Hatfield - 4 £47,100 -
Glasgow - 3 £47,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £47,500 -
Bristol - 3 £52,500 -
South West - 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands +15 2 £55,000 -
Hampshire +12 2 £53,250 +6.50%
Buckinghamshire +6 2 - -
Milton Keynes -5 2 - -
Belfast - 2 £42,500 -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 111 (79.86%) Cisco
2 105 (75.54%) Firewall
3 76 (54.68%) Network Security
4 65 (46.76%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (39.57%) CheckPoint
6 51 (36.69%) CCNP
7 42 (30.22%) WAN
8 40 (28.78%) LAN
8 40 (28.78%) Juniper
9 36 (25.90%) VPN
10 35 (25.18%) VMware
11 34 (24.46%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (23.02%) TCP/IP
13 31 (22.30%) BGP
14 30 (21.58%) OSPF
14 30 (21.58%) Linux
15 29 (20.86%) Windows
15 29 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (18.71%) DNS
16 26 (18.71%) Citrix
16 26 (18.71%) MPLS
16 26 (18.71%) F5
17 25 (17.99%) DHCP
18 24 (17.27%) Cisco IOS
18 24 (17.27%) Wireless
19 23 (16.55%) CCNA
19 23 (16.55%) VoIP
19 23 (16.55%) VLAN
19 23 (16.55%) Data Centre
20 21 (15.11%) Network Design

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 5 (3.60%) CMS
2 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.72%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.04%) Office 365
4 5 (3.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.60%) Amazon Glacier
4 5 (3.60%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.60%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (3.60%) AWS CloudTrail
4 5 (3.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.44%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.72%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (75.54%) Firewall
2 76 (54.68%) Network Security
3 42 (30.22%) WAN
4 40 (28.78%) LAN
5 36 (25.90%) VPN
6 34 (24.46%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (23.02%) TCP/IP
8 31 (22.30%) BGP
9 30 (21.58%) OSPF
10 26 (18.71%) DNS
10 26 (18.71%) MPLS
11 25 (17.99%) DHCP
12 24 (17.27%) Cisco IOS
12 24 (17.27%) Wireless
13 23 (16.55%) VLAN
13 23 (16.55%) VoIP
14 19 (13.67%) NetScreen
15 17 (12.23%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (11.51%) Unified Communications
17 15 (10.79%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.72%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (11.51%) Finance
2 9 (6.47%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.88%) Advertising
3 4 (2.88%) Banking
4 2 (1.44%) Law
4 2 (1.44%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Billing
5 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) Web Services
2 1 (0.72%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.55%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.51%) Fat Client
2 16 (11.51%) Thin Client
3 13 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.04%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (4.32%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.72%) NHS
7 1 (0.72%) PKI
7 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.58%) Linux
2 29 (20.86%) Windows
3 15 (10.79%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.32%) Unix
5 2 (1.44%) Solaris
5 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.72%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.72%) VMS
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.11%) ITIL
1 21 (15.11%) Network Design
2 14 (10.07%) Mentoring
3 13 (9.35%) E-Commerce
4 12 (8.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (8.63%) Line Management
4 12 (8.63%) Load Balancing
5 11 (7.91%) Information Security
6 10 (7.19%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (7.19%) Network Management
7 8 (5.76%) Proactive Monitoring
7 8 (5.76%) Project Management
8 7 (5.04%) BCP
8 7 (5.04%) Business Continuity
8 7 (5.04%) Business Continuity Planning
8 7 (5.04%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 7 (5.04%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (5.04%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 7 (5.04%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (5.04%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.88%) C
1 4 (2.88%) Perl
1 4 (2.88%) Python
2 3 (2.16%) SQL
3 2 (1.44%) Java
3 2 (1.44%) PHP
3 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.72%) AWK
4 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.72%) Erlang
4 1 (0.72%) sed
4 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (46.76%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (36.69%) CCNP
3 23 (16.55%) CCNA
4 13 (9.35%) CCSE
5 12 (8.63%) CCIE
6 8 (5.76%) CISSP
7 6 (4.32%) CISM
8 5 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.60%) JNCIP
8 5 (3.60%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.16%) Degree
10 3 (2.16%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.44%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.44%) CCENT
11 2 (1.44%) CEH
11 2 (1.44%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.44%) CISA
11 2 (1.44%) GIAC
11 2 (1.44%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) SLA
2 3 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.23%) Hyper-V
3 14 (10.07%) Active Directory
4 9 (6.47%) Snort
5 6 (4.32%) pfSense
6 2 (1.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (9.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (5.04%) Cisco CME
3 5 (3.60%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (3.60%) FortiGate
3 5 (3.60%) Nessus
4 3 (2.16%) SCCM
5 2 (1.44%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.72%) EnCase
6 1 (0.72%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.72%) Netcool
6 1 (0.72%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.72%) Nmap
6 1 (0.72%) OpenView
6 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.72%) SCOM
6 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 111 (79.86%) Cisco
2 55 (39.57%) CheckPoint
3 40 (28.78%) Juniper
4 35 (25.18%) VMware
5 26 (18.71%) Citrix
5 26 (18.71%) F5
6 16 (11.51%) Infoblox
6 16 (11.51%) Microsoft
7 14 (10.07%) Blue Coat
8 13 (9.35%) SolarWinds
9 12 (8.63%) Imperva
9 12 (8.63%) Palo Alto
10 10 (7.19%) Avaya
10 10 (7.19%) Brocade
10 10 (7.19%) HP
11 8 (5.76%) Fortinet
12 6 (4.32%) Nokia
13 5 (3.60%) McAfee
13 5 (3.60%) Motorola
13 5 (3.60%) Qualys
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + Additional Benefits
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