Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Support Specialist was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1156 1195 1291
Rank change year-on-year +39 +96 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support Specialist 21 27 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.014% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.015% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 16 20 23
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £30,815 £27,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £58,125 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £45,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year -17.78% +24.14% -3.33%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
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 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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Support Specialist in the UK

Network Support Specialist
Top 8 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 18 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
UK excluding London +47 10 £37,000 -17.78%
England +12 10 £37,000 -17.78%
North of England +11 5 £37,000 +13.85%
Yorkshire - 5 £37,000 -
South West -10 3 £33,225 +23.05%
South East +31 2 £42,500 -12.82%
Midlands +25 1 £42,500 +21.43%
West Midlands +16 1 £42,500 +21.43%

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 18 (85.71%) Cisco
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (80.95%) CCNP
3 16 (76.19%) CCNA
4 14 (66.67%) CCIE
5 12 (57.14%) VoIP
5 12 (57.14%) SLA
5 12 (57.14%) SAN
5 12 (57.14%) CCVP
5 12 (57.14%) Validation
5 12 (57.14%) Cisco IPCC
5 12 (57.14%) Release Management
5 12 (57.14%) Erlang
5 12 (57.14%) Cisco UCCE
5 12 (57.14%) Data Centre
5 12 (57.14%) CCNP Voice
6 6 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (28.57%) Billing
7 5 (23.81%) Juniper
7 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
7 5 (23.81%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) HP
7 5 (23.81%) F5
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (23.81%) Ubiquiti
7 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
7 5 (23.81%) Aruba
7 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) Meraki

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) SAN
1 12 (57.14%) VoIP
2 6 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 2 (9.52%) Firewall
5 2 (9.52%) Wireless
6 1 (4.76%) MPLS
6 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
General
1 6 (28.57%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Release Management
1 12 (57.14%) Validation
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
3 4 (19.05%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 3 (14.29%) ITSM
4 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Network Management
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (80.95%) CCNP
3 16 (76.19%) CCNA
4 14 (66.67%) CCIE
5 12 (57.14%) CCNP Voice
5 12 (57.14%) CCVP
6 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) CCSE
7 3 (14.29%) DBS Check
7 3 (14.29%) JNCIA
7 3 (14.29%) JNCIP
8 1 (4.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco IPCC
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) Aruba
2 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
2 5 (23.81%) F5
2 5 (23.81%) HP
2 5 (23.81%) Juniper
2 5 (23.81%) Ubiquiti
3 4 (19.05%) Meraki
4 3 (14.29%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft