Period
to 25 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Support Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2017.

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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 867 803 860
Rank change year-on-year -64 +57 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 316 459 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 289 411 408
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +10.29% -2.86%

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 168762 184632 212568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135217 155132 176141
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 25 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
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 Support Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 2017. 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 -50 306 £40,000 -3.61% 11
UK excluding London -36 235 £37,500 - 11
South East +15 95 £41,000 -8.89% 5
London -44 79 £42,500 -10.53%
East of England -18 42 £35,000 - 2
Midlands +42 37 £35,000 +6.06% 2
North of England -18 34 £38,000 +26.67% 2
Yorkshire +28 25 £40,000 +31.15% 2
West Midlands +10 23 £35,000 +32.83% 1
South West +7 21 £35,000 +22.81%
East Midlands +38 14 £43,750 +16.67% 1
North West -23 9 £35,000 +23.89%
Wales +11 5 £36,500 +39.05%
Scotland -1 3 - -

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, Network Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 216 (68.35%) Cisco
2 210 (66.46%) Cisco Certification
3 176 (55.70%) Firewall
4 150 (47.47%) CCNP
5 123 (38.92%) CCNA
6 122 (38.61%) WAN
7 102 (32.28%) Juniper
8 98 (31.01%) LAN
9 94 (29.75%) Windows
10 84 (26.58%) F5
11 77 (24.37%) MPLS
12 72 (22.78%) BGP
13 70 (22.15%) VMware
14 68 (21.52%) Active Directory
15 67 (21.20%) TCP/IP
16 66 (20.89%) OSPF
17 65 (20.57%) CheckPoint
18 63 (19.94%) VPN
18 63 (19.94%) DNS
19 61 (19.30%) Data Centre
20 59 (18.67%) Cisco Nexus
21 57 (18.04%) Load Balancing
21 57 (18.04%) Linux
22 56 (17.72%) Cisco ASA
23 55 (17.41%) VMware Infrastructure
24 54 (17.09%) Microsoft
24 54 (17.09%) Network Security
25 49 (15.51%) Windows Server
26 47 (14.87%) Security Cleared
26 47 (14.87%) ITIL

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 40 (12.66%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.32%) Apache
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.53%) Office 365
3 6 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 176 (55.70%) Firewall
2 122 (38.61%) WAN
3 98 (31.01%) LAN
4 77 (24.37%) MPLS
5 72 (22.78%) BGP
6 67 (21.20%) TCP/IP
7 66 (20.89%) OSPF
8 63 (19.94%) DNS
8 63 (19.94%) VPN
9 59 (18.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 56 (17.72%) Cisco ASA
11 54 (17.09%) Network Security
12 46 (14.56%) Wireless
13 41 (12.97%) DHCP
14 38 (12.03%) VoIP
15 37 (11.71%) IPsec
16 36 (11.39%) VLAN
16 36 (11.39%) Wireshark
17 26 (8.23%) EIGRP
18 24 (7.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
General
1 38 (12.03%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.65%) Finance
3 6 (1.90%) Marketing
3 6 (1.90%) Retail
4 5 (1.58%) Electronics
4 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.27%) Advertising
6 2 (0.63%) Banking
6 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) French Language
7 1 (0.32%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) German Language
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.22%) CSS
1 7 (2.22%) Middleware
2 3 (0.95%) WAP
3 2 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (0.63%) HTML
4 1 (0.32%) .NET
4 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 61 (19.30%) Data Centre
2 36 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.48%) Driving Licence
4 8 (2.53%) iPad
5 5 (1.58%) Fintech
5 5 (1.58%) Mobile Computing
5 5 (1.58%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.27%) CMDB
6 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.95%) Clustering
7 3 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.63%) PKI
9 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.32%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 94 (29.75%) Windows
2 57 (18.04%) Linux
3 49 (15.51%) Windows Server
4 42 (13.29%) Unix
5 22 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.58%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.58%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.27%) CentOS
9 4 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.95%) Mac OS X Server
10 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.95%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.32%) Debian
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.04%) Load Balancing
2 47 (14.87%) ITIL
3 30 (9.49%) Network Design
4 27 (8.54%) Network Management
5 26 (8.23%) Change Management
6 22 (6.96%) High Availability
7 21 (6.65%) Incident Management
7 21 (6.65%) Network Monitoring
8 20 (6.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 18 (5.70%) Mentoring
10 15 (4.75%) ITSM
11 13 (4.11%) Network Architecture
12 12 (3.80%) Capacity Management
12 12 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (3.80%) Project Management
13 11 (3.48%) Low Latency
14 10 (3.16%) Time Management
15 8 (2.53%) Migration
16 7 (2.22%) Configuration Management
16 7 (2.22%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.44%) Perl
2 31 (9.81%) Python
3 24 (7.59%) SQL
4 19 (6.01%) Shell Script
5 17 (5.38%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.27%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 210 (66.46%) Cisco Certification
2 150 (47.47%) CCNP
3 123 (38.92%) CCNA
4 47 (14.87%) Security Cleared
5 46 (14.56%) SC Cleared
6 43 (13.61%) CCIE
7 35 (11.08%) JNCIA
7 35 (11.08%) JNCIP
8 22 (6.96%) CCSA
8 22 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (6.01%) CCSE
10 18 (5.70%) MCSE
11 15 (4.75%) MCSA
12 14 (4.43%) CCSP
13 7 (2.22%) Degree
14 6 (1.90%) JNCIS
15 5 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.58%) MCP
16 2 (0.63%) CISA
16 2 (0.63%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.13%) SLA
2 5 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (21.52%) Active Directory
2 55 (17.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.33%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.85%) vSphere
5 4 (1.27%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.95%) UAG
6 3 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.63%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.32%) Firmware
8 1 (0.32%) iptables
8 1 (0.32%) pfSense
8 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (2.22%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.58%) Nagios
3 5 (1.58%) SCCM
4 3 (0.95%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (0.95%) SCOM
4 3 (0.95%) WSUS
4 3 (0.95%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.63%) Iperf
5 2 (0.63%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.32%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 216 (68.35%) Cisco
2 102 (32.28%) Juniper
3 84 (26.58%) F5
4 70 (22.15%) VMware
5 65 (20.57%) CheckPoint
6 54 (17.09%) Microsoft
7 31 (9.81%) Aruba
8 28 (8.86%) HP
9 26 (8.23%) Extreme Networks
10 23 (7.28%) Palo Alto
11 20 (6.33%) Meraki
12 19 (6.01%) Fortinet
13 15 (4.75%) Ubiquiti
14 14 (4.43%) NetScout
15 11 (3.48%) Citrix
15 11 (3.48%) Dell
16 10 (3.16%) Blue Coat
16 10 (3.16%) WatchGuard
17 7 (2.22%) Red Hat
17 7 (2.22%) SonicWALL