Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Support Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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

Network Support Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 956 891 835
Rank change year-on-year -65 -56 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 199 317 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 185 288 382
UK median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £24,025
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £58,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -

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 155,234 173,013 183,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.95% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 124,965 138,802 153,718
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,170 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.80% +1.41% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £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% - +4.94%

Network Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Network Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer.

Salary trend for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
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 Support Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 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 -89 194 £35,000 -12.50% 34
UK excluding London -58 132 £32,500 -7.14% 22
London +22 66 £47,500 +11.76% 14
Midlands +28 37 £31,000 -11.43% 2
North of England +36 33 £35,000 +3.70% 3
East of England +19 27 £35,000 +27.27% 6
East Midlands +27 22 £31,000 -28.12%
South East -55 22 £33,500 -16.25% 9
Yorkshire +36 21 £37,500 +1.35% 3
West Midlands +29 15 £27,000 -22.86% 2
North West +23 12 £24,500 -16.24%
South West -10 12 £30,000 -14.29%
Scotland -2 4 £43,750 -

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Network Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 120 (60.30%) Cisco
2 99 (49.75%) Cisco Certification
3 98 (49.25%) Firewall
4 74 (37.19%) WAN
5 67 (33.67%) CCNP
6 65 (32.66%) Windows
7 59 (29.65%) CCNA
8 57 (28.64%) Juniper
9 55 (27.64%) LAN
10 53 (26.63%) TCP/IP
11 47 (23.62%) Active Directory
11 47 (23.62%) Windows Server
12 43 (21.61%) Wireless
13 41 (20.60%) VMware
13 41 (20.60%) DNS
14 40 (20.10%) BGP
15 38 (19.10%) OSPF
15 38 (19.10%) Microsoft
16 33 (16.58%) VPN
16 33 (16.58%) VoIP
16 33 (16.58%) F5
17 31 (15.58%) CheckPoint
17 31 (15.58%) Telecoms
18 30 (15.08%) Finance
18 30 (15.08%) MPLS
18 30 (15.08%) Cisco Nexus
19 28 (14.07%) Wireshark
19 28 (14.07%) Network Security
19 28 (14.07%) Windows Server 2008
20 27 (13.57%) DHCP

Network Support Engineer 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 21 (10.55%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.02%) IIS
5 5 (2.51%) Apache
6 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.51%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.50%) Confluence
7 1 (0.50%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.50%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.56%) Office 365
2 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.01%) G Suite
5 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (49.25%) Firewall
2 74 (37.19%) WAN
3 55 (27.64%) LAN
4 53 (26.63%) TCP/IP
5 43 (21.61%) Wireless
6 41 (20.60%) DNS
7 40 (20.10%) BGP
8 38 (19.10%) OSPF
9 33 (16.58%) VoIP
9 33 (16.58%) VPN
10 30 (15.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 30 (15.08%) MPLS
11 28 (14.07%) Network Security
11 28 (14.07%) Wireshark
12 27 (13.57%) DHCP
13 25 (12.56%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (11.56%) VLAN
15 22 (11.06%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (9.05%) Internet
17 14 (7.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.02%) MySQL
3 1 (0.50%) DB2
3 1 (0.50%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (15.58%) Telecoms
2 30 (15.08%) Finance
3 11 (5.53%) Banking
3 11 (5.53%) Marketing
4 6 (3.02%) Advertising
5 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.01%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.52%) WSH
2 6 (3.02%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (3.02%) LDAP
3 5 (2.51%) .NET
3 5 (2.51%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.51%) LAMP
3 5 (2.51%) Web Services
4 2 (1.01%) XMPP
5 1 (0.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (7.54%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.52%) Replication
4 5 (2.51%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.01%) iPhone
6 2 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.50%) CMDB
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.50%) Life Science
7 1 (0.50%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 65 (32.66%) Windows
2 47 (23.62%) Windows Server
3 28 (14.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (12.56%) Linux
5 15 (7.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.02%) Windows 10
7 7 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.52%) Unix
7 7 (3.52%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.51%) Android
8 3 (1.51%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.50%) CatOS
10 1 (0.50%) CentOS
10 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.50%) Solaris
10 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (9.55%) Load Balancing
3 18 (9.05%) Network Management
4 17 (8.54%) ITIL
5 16 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (6.03%) Change Management
6 12 (6.03%) Time Management
7 10 (5.03%) Mobile Device Management
7 10 (5.03%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (4.52%) Capacity Management
9 8 (4.02%) Change Control
9 8 (4.02%) Data Protection
9 8 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (3.52%) Data Security
11 6 (3.02%) ITSM
11 6 (3.02%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (3.02%) Migration
11 6 (3.02%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (3.02%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.53%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.03%) VBScript
3 10 (5.03%) Bash Shell
3 10 (5.03%) Python
4 9 (4.52%) SQL
5 8 (4.02%) R
5 8 (4.02%) Tcl
6 6 (3.02%) PHP
7 5 (2.51%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.50%) C
8 1 (0.50%) Java
8 1 (0.50%) Perl
8 1 (0.50%) Ruby
8 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (49.75%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (33.67%) CCNP
3 59 (29.65%) CCNA
4 16 (8.04%) JNCIA
5 13 (6.53%) Security Cleared
6 12 (6.03%) JNCIP
7 11 (5.53%) CCIE
7 11 (5.53%) Degree
7 11 (5.53%) JNCIS
7 11 (5.53%) SC Cleared
8 9 (4.52%) DBS Check
9 6 (3.02%) CCENT
9 6 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (2.01%) CCSE
11 4 (2.01%) MCSA
12 3 (1.51%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.51%) MCSE
13 1 (0.50%) MCP
13 1 (0.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.54%) SLA
2 5 (2.51%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (2.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.01%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 47 (23.62%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.03%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.02%) VMware NSX
5 7 (3.52%) vSphere
6 5 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.01%) XenApp
8 3 (1.51%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.50%) Docker
9 1 (0.50%) NDS
9 1 (0.50%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.50%) pfSense
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (4.52%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.02%) ArcSight ESM
2 8 (4.02%) Netcool
2 8 (4.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (3.52%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (3.52%) SCCM
4 5 (2.51%) Nessus
5 3 (1.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.01%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.01%) Nagios
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.50%) OpenView
7 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 120 (60.30%) Cisco
2 57 (28.64%) Juniper
3 41 (20.60%) VMware
4 38 (19.10%) Microsoft
5 33 (16.58%) F5
6 31 (15.58%) CheckPoint
7 18 (9.05%) HP
7 18 (9.05%) Veeam
8 14 (7.04%) Mitel
8 14 (7.04%) SolarWinds
9 13 (6.53%) Aruba
10 12 (6.03%) McAfee
10 12 (6.03%) Riverbed
11 11 (5.53%) Arista
11 11 (5.53%) Fortinet
12 10 (5.03%) Symantec
13 9 (4.52%) Blue Coat
14 8 (4.02%) Citrix
14 8 (4.02%) Red Hat
14 8 (4.02%) WatchGuard