Period
to 21 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Support Specialist was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

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

Network Support Specialist
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1171 1239 1290
Rank change year-on-year +68 +51 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support Specialist 16 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.010% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.011% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 11 22 11
UK median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +26.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £30,815 £27,425 £26,750
90th Percentile £50,250 £51,000 £43,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -10.53% +26.67% -

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 168775 190147 210577
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136047 159941 173454
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 £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Network Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Support Specialist in the UK

Network Support Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Support Specialist in the UK

Network Support Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support Specialist over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Support Specialist in the UK

Network Support Specialist
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 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 +66 7 £42,500 -10.53% 1
UK excluding London +60 6 £42,500 -10.53% 1
South East +73 3 £42,500 -10.53%
South West +8 3 £33,225 +23.05%
London +58 1 £48,500 +7.78%
Midlands +29 1 £42,500 +21.43% 1
West Midlands +12 1 £42,500 +21.43% 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, Network Support 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (68.75%) CCNA
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (62.50%) SAN
3 10 (62.50%) Validation
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco IPCC
3 10 (62.50%) CCVP
3 10 (62.50%) CCIE
3 10 (62.50%) CCNP
3 10 (62.50%) VoIP
3 10 (62.50%) SLA
3 10 (62.50%) Release Management
3 10 (62.50%) Erlang
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco UCCE
3 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
3 10 (62.50%) CCNP Voice
4 4 (25.00%) Billing
5 3 (18.75%) DBS Check
5 3 (18.75%) NHS
5 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Firewall
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Office 365
7 1 (6.25%) Meraki
7 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
7 1 (6.25%) Aruba
7 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
7 1 (6.25%) F5
7 1 (6.25%) Splunk

Network Support 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) SAN
1 10 (62.50%) VoIP
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) MPLS
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Check Point GAiA
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Release Management
1 10 (62.50%) Validation
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) CCNA
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (62.50%) CCIE
2 10 (62.50%) CCNP
2 10 (62.50%) CCNP Voice
2 10 (62.50%) CCVP
3 3 (18.75%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco IPCC
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (6.25%) Arista
3 1 (6.25%) Aruba
3 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Infoblox
3 1 (6.25%) LANDesk
3 1 (6.25%) Meraki
3 1 (6.25%) NetScout
3 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
3 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk