Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Support Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 820 905
Rank change year-on-year -60 +85 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 316 417 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 287 376 373
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,250 £24,400
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Top 15 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 20 November 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 -47 309 £40,000 - 15
UK excluding London -55 222 £35,000 - 12
South East -27 100 £40,000 -11.11% 4
London -11 92 £42,500 -10.53% 4
East of England +16 36 £27,500 -1.79% 1
Midlands -10 30 £35,000 +7.69% 4
North of England +3 26 £33,000 +10.00% 1
South West +6 25 £36,000 +26.32% 1
West Midlands -2 20 £35,000 +40.00% 3
Yorkshire +12 19 £35,000 +14.75%
East Midlands +14 10 £43,125 +11.29% 1
North West -17 6 £29,250 -2.50% 1
Scotland -16 3 - -
Wales +10 2 £35,250 +17.50% 1
North East -4 1 £22,500 +2.27%

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 209 (66.14%) Cisco
2 186 (58.86%) Cisco Certification
3 158 (50.00%) Firewall
4 131 (41.46%) CCNP
5 127 (40.19%) WAN
6 111 (35.13%) Windows
7 106 (33.54%) LAN
8 102 (32.28%) CCNA
8 102 (32.28%) Juniper
9 80 (25.32%) TCP/IP
10 75 (23.73%) DNS
10 75 (23.73%) Active Directory
11 72 (22.78%) MPLS
12 68 (21.52%) BGP
13 67 (21.20%) VMware
14 66 (20.89%) OSPF
15 65 (20.57%) F5
16 60 (18.99%) Windows Server
16 60 (18.99%) VoIP
17 58 (18.35%) Microsoft
17 58 (18.35%) CheckPoint
18 56 (17.72%) Linux
19 52 (16.46%) Telecoms
19 52 (16.46%) DHCP
20 51 (16.14%) Network Security
21 49 (15.51%) VPN
22 48 (15.19%) Data Centre
23 45 (14.24%) VLAN
23 45 (14.24%) VMware Infrastructure
23 45 (14.24%) Cisco ASA

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 39 (12.34%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (2.22%) IIS
3 7 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.85%) Office 365
4 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.32%) G Suite
5 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (50.00%) Firewall
2 127 (40.19%) WAN
3 106 (33.54%) LAN
4 80 (25.32%) TCP/IP
5 75 (23.73%) DNS
6 72 (22.78%) MPLS
7 68 (21.52%) BGP
8 66 (20.89%) OSPF
9 60 (18.99%) VoIP
10 52 (16.46%) DHCP
11 51 (16.14%) Network Security
12 49 (15.51%) VPN
13 45 (14.24%) Cisco ASA
13 45 (14.24%) VLAN
14 41 (12.97%) Wireshark
15 38 (12.03%) Wireless
16 33 (10.44%) Cisco Nexus
17 26 (8.23%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (5.38%) IPsec
18 17 (5.38%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.65%) 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 52 (16.46%) Telecoms
2 19 (6.01%) Finance
3 7 (2.22%) Advertising
4 6 (1.90%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.90%) Marketing
5 5 (1.58%) Electronics
5 5 (1.58%) Retail
6 2 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) French Language
7 1 (0.32%) German Language
7 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.22%) Middleware
2 3 (0.95%) WAP
3 2 (0.63%) CSS
3 2 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (0.63%) HTML
4 1 (0.32%) .NET
4 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.19%) Data Centre
2 36 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.28%) Driving Licence
4 8 (2.53%) iPad
5 7 (2.22%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.58%) Fintech
7 5 (1.58%) Mobile Computing
7 5 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.27%) CMDB
8 4 (1.27%) FMCG
8 4 (1.27%) Life Science
8 4 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.95%) Clustering
10 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.63%) PKI
11 1 (0.32%) CCTV
11 1 (0.32%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.32%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 111 (35.13%) Windows
2 60 (18.99%) Windows Server
3 56 (17.72%) Linux
4 23 (7.28%) Unix
5 21 (6.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.16%) Windows 8
8 9 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.53%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.27%) CentOS
10 4 (1.27%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.32%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (13.61%) Load Balancing
2 39 (12.34%) ITIL
3 25 (7.91%) Incident Management
4 24 (7.59%) Change Management
5 22 (6.96%) Network Management
6 21 (6.65%) Network Monitoring
7 20 (6.33%) Network Design
8 16 (5.06%) High Availability
9 15 (4.75%) Mentoring
10 13 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (3.80%) DevOps
11 12 (3.80%) ITSM
12 10 (3.16%) Capacity Management
12 10 (3.16%) Low Latency
12 10 (3.16%) Network Architecture
13 9 (2.85%) Configuration Management
14 8 (2.53%) Proactive Management
15 7 (2.22%) Customer Requirements
15 7 (2.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.91%) SQL
2 23 (7.28%) Perl
3 22 (6.96%) Python
4 16 (5.06%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.53%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 186 (58.86%) Cisco Certification
2 131 (41.46%) CCNP
3 102 (32.28%) CCNA
4 38 (12.03%) JNCIP
5 37 (11.71%) Security Cleared
6 36 (11.39%) SC Cleared
7 28 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (8.54%) CCIE
9 21 (6.65%) CCSA
10 20 (6.33%) MCSE
11 18 (5.70%) JNCIA
12 17 (5.38%) MCSA
13 14 (4.43%) CCSE
14 6 (1.90%) CCSP
14 6 (1.90%) MCP
15 5 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (1.27%) JNCIS
17 3 (0.95%) Degree
18 2 (0.63%) CISA
18 2 (0.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (12.97%) SLA
2 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (23.73%) Active Directory
2 45 (14.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.48%) vSphere
5 4 (1.27%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.95%) UAG
6 3 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.32%) Firmware
8 1 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (2.22%) SCCM
2 6 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.90%) Puppet
3 5 (1.58%) Nagios
4 4 (1.27%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.95%) SCOM
5 3 (0.95%) WSUS
5 3 (0.95%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.63%) Iperf
6 2 (0.63%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 209 (66.14%) Cisco
2 102 (32.28%) Juniper
3 67 (21.20%) VMware
4 65 (20.57%) F5
5 58 (18.35%) CheckPoint
5 58 (18.35%) Microsoft
6 29 (9.18%) Aruba
7 23 (7.28%) Meraki
8 22 (6.96%) HP
9 21 (6.65%) Extreme Networks
10 18 (5.70%) Citrix
11 17 (5.38%) Fortinet
12 16 (5.06%) NetScout
13 15 (4.75%) Palo Alto
14 12 (3.80%) Ubiquiti
15 11 (3.48%) Blue Coat
16 10 (3.16%) SolarWinds
17 8 (2.53%) Red Hat
18 6 (1.90%) SonicWALL
18 6 (1.90%) Symantec