Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Support Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1022 888 821
Rank change year-on-year -134 -67 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 161 301 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 149 282 406
UK median annual salary £35,000 £40,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.58% - +8.00%
10th Percentile £23,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -22.50% +3.90% +11.59%

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 163,095 170,091 191,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.09% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 131,470 137,314 161,223
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 £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 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 -120 153 £35,000 -14.63% 26
UK excluding London -91 99 £31,000 -22.50% 21
London +22 59 £50,500 +6.32% 9
Midlands +9 34 £31,000 -31.11% 3
North of England +19 25 £32,500 -16.67% 4
South East -47 25 £36,000 -20.00% 3
East Midlands +28 22 £31,000 -11.43% 1
Yorkshire +20 14 £35,000 -15.46% 1
West Midlands +6 12 £28,000 -37.78% 2
North West +23 11 £24,500 -30.00% 3
South West -28 8 £27,500 -21.10% 2
East of England -28 6 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Wales 0 3 £27,500 -24.66%
Scotland -4 2 - - 4

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 104 (64.60%) Cisco
2 74 (45.96%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (37.27%) Firewall
4 59 (36.65%) WAN
5 46 (28.57%) CCNP
5 46 (28.57%) CCNA
6 45 (27.95%) Windows
7 44 (27.33%) Juniper
8 43 (26.71%) LAN
9 41 (25.47%) Telecoms
10 37 (22.98%) Windows Server
11 34 (21.12%) Wireless
11 34 (21.12%) Active Directory
11 34 (21.12%) Microsoft
12 33 (20.50%) MPLS
13 32 (19.88%) BGP
14 29 (18.01%) VMware
15 28 (17.39%) OSPF
16 27 (16.77%) DNS
16 27 (16.77%) TCP/IP
16 27 (16.77%) VoIP
16 27 (16.77%) ITIL
17 24 (14.91%) VPN
18 23 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
19 22 (13.66%) SLA
19 22 (13.66%) MS Exchange
19 22 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (13.66%) Cisco Nexus
19 22 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
20 20 (12.42%) 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 22 (13.66%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.73%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.62%) Confluence
6 1 (0.62%) IIS
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.62%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.56%) Office 365
2 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.86%) G Suite
5 2 (1.24%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.24%) SaaS
6 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.62%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (37.27%) Firewall
2 59 (36.65%) WAN
3 43 (26.71%) LAN
4 34 (21.12%) Wireless
5 33 (20.50%) MPLS
6 32 (19.88%) BGP
7 28 (17.39%) OSPF
8 27 (16.77%) DNS
8 27 (16.77%) TCP/IP
8 27 (16.77%) VoIP
9 24 (14.91%) VPN
10 23 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (13.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (12.42%) DHCP
13 15 (9.32%) Internet
13 15 (9.32%) Network Security
13 15 (9.32%) VLAN
14 11 (6.83%) WLAN
15 9 (5.59%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (5.59%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.62%) MySQL
2 1 (0.62%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (25.47%) Telecoms
2 16 (9.94%) Finance
3 10 (6.21%) Advertising
4 8 (4.97%) Banking
5 4 (2.48%) Marketing
6 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.86%) Retail
7 2 (1.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.62%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.97%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (4.35%) WSH
3 2 (1.24%) XMPP
4 1 (0.62%) COM
4 1 (0.62%) LDAP
4 1 (0.62%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.73%) Replication
5 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.24%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.24%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.24%) IPTV
7 1 (0.62%) CCTV
7 1 (0.62%) Clustering
7 1 (0.62%) CMDB
7 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.62%) iPhone
7 1 (0.62%) Life Science
7 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) PKI
7 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (27.95%) Windows
2 37 (22.98%) Windows Server
3 18 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (10.56%) Linux
5 11 (6.83%) Unix
6 8 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.11%) Mac OS
7 5 (3.11%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.11%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.86%) Android
8 3 (1.86%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.62%) CatOS
10 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.62%) VMS
10 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.77%) ITIL
2 22 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (10.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (8.07%) Network Management
5 11 (6.83%) Load Balancing
6 9 (5.59%) Data Protection
6 9 (5.59%) Time Management
7 8 (4.97%) Capacity Management
7 8 (4.97%) Client Onboarding
7 8 (4.97%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (4.35%) Data Security
8 7 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.35%) Migration
9 6 (3.73%) Break/Fix
9 6 (3.73%) Change Management
9 6 (3.73%) ITSM
10 5 (3.11%) ERP
10 5 (3.11%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (3.11%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (3.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.45%) SQL
2 9 (5.59%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.62%) C
4 1 (0.62%) Java
4 1 (0.62%) Perl
4 1 (0.62%) PHP
4 1 (0.62%) Python
4 1 (0.62%) R
4 1 (0.62%) Ruby
4 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (45.96%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (28.57%) CCNA
2 46 (28.57%) CCNP
3 19 (11.80%) Security Cleared
4 15 (9.32%) SC Cleared
5 14 (8.70%) JNCIA
6 11 (6.83%) JNCIS
7 9 (5.59%) Degree
7 9 (5.59%) JNCIP
8 8 (4.97%) CCENT
9 7 (4.35%) CCIE
10 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (3.11%) MCSA
11 5 (3.11%) MCSE
12 4 (2.48%) CCSE
12 4 (2.48%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.86%) DBS Check
13 3 (1.86%) MCP
14 2 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (1.24%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.66%) SLA
2 3 (1.86%) GDPR
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (21.12%) Active Directory
2 22 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.35%) vSphere
4 5 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.48%) XenApp
6 3 (1.86%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.62%) Docker
7 1 (0.62%) Firmware
7 1 (0.62%) pfSense
7 1 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (4.35%) SCCM
2 4 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.86%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.24%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.24%) Nagios
5 1 (0.62%) Ansible
5 1 (0.62%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.62%) OpenView
5 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.62%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 104 (64.60%) Cisco
2 44 (27.33%) Juniper
3 34 (21.12%) Microsoft
4 29 (18.01%) VMware
5 20 (12.42%) CheckPoint
6 19 (11.80%) F5
7 17 (10.56%) Aruba
7 17 (10.56%) HP
8 15 (9.32%) Veeam
9 14 (8.70%) Fortinet
10 10 (6.21%) Citrix
11 9 (5.59%) Meraki
11 9 (5.59%) Palo Alto
12 8 (4.97%) Extreme Networks
12 8 (4.97%) Mitel
13 7 (4.35%) McAfee
14 6 (3.73%) Ubiquiti
15 4 (2.48%) Arista
15 4 (2.48%) MikroTik
15 4 (2.48%) SolarWinds