Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Support was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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

Network Support
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 815 686 647
Rank change year-on-year -129 -39 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support 374 534 781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 355 484 643
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.54% +17.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year - -8.50% +17.69%

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 167,644 168,402 203,675
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 137,716 139,840 170,323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,367
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.44% +3.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Network Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Support in the UK

Network Support
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Support in the UK

Network Support
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Support in the UK

Network Support
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 25 February 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 -107 362 £37,500 - 45
UK excluding London -120 257 £35,000 - 38
South East -107 115 £36,000 -7.10% 10
London -6 112 £41,500 -6.74% 7
Midlands -7 40 £38,750 +3.33% 9
East of England -21 36 £26,750 -15.08% 6
South West +16 31 £28,000 -6.67% 4
North of England +13 29 £36,500 +21.67% 9
Yorkshire +37 24 £36,750 +18.55% 2
West Midlands -11 21 £37,500 +3.45% 5
East Midlands +6 19 £40,000 - 4
Scotland -24 6 £47,500 +14.46%
North West -18 4 £23,250 -22.50% 6
Wales +6 1 £25,250 -
North East -17 1 £22,500 -2.17% 1

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, Network Support 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 in the job title.

1 250 (66.84%) Cisco
2 209 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
3 153 (40.91%) Firewall
4 141 (37.70%) CCNA
5 136 (36.36%) Windows
6 126 (33.69%) CCNP
7 110 (29.41%) WAN
8 105 (28.07%) LAN
9 103 (27.54%) Juniper
10 92 (24.60%) Windows Server
11 90 (24.06%) Active Directory
12 88 (23.53%) VMware
13 74 (19.79%) TCP/IP
13 74 (19.79%) VoIP
14 68 (18.18%) ITIL
15 67 (17.91%) DNS
16 65 (17.38%) BGP
17 63 (16.84%) VLAN
18 59 (15.78%) Microsoft
19 56 (14.97%) Wireless
19 56 (14.97%) MPLS
19 56 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
20 53 (14.17%) OSPF
21 49 (13.10%) DHCP
21 49 (13.10%) F5
22 48 (12.83%) Cisco ASA
23 47 (12.57%) Linux
24 46 (12.30%) MS Exchange
25 45 (12.03%) Telecoms
26 44 (11.76%) SLA

Network Support 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 46 (12.30%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.87%) IIS
3 7 (1.87%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.80%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (5.61%) Office 365
2 9 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.34%) Mimecast
4 4 (1.07%) G Suite
4 4 (1.07%) SaaS
5 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 153 (40.91%) Firewall
2 110 (29.41%) WAN
3 105 (28.07%) LAN
4 74 (19.79%) TCP/IP
4 74 (19.79%) VoIP
5 67 (17.91%) DNS
6 65 (17.38%) BGP
7 63 (16.84%) VLAN
8 56 (14.97%) MPLS
8 56 (14.97%) Wireless
9 53 (14.17%) OSPF
10 49 (13.10%) DHCP
11 48 (12.83%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (10.43%) Network Security
13 36 (9.63%) VPN
14 35 (9.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 33 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
16 27 (7.22%) Wireshark
17 24 (6.42%) IPsec
17 24 (6.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
General
1 45 (12.03%) Telecoms
2 35 (9.36%) Finance
3 11 (2.94%) Retail
4 9 (2.41%) Advertising
5 4 (1.07%) Banking
5 4 (1.07%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.07%) Italian Language
6 3 (0.80%) Billing
6 3 (0.80%) Law
7 1 (0.27%) Electronics
7 1 (0.27%) Games
7 1 (0.27%) Legal
7 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.53%) CSS
1 2 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
1 2 (0.53%) HTML
1 2 (0.53%) LDAP
2 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 34 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.35%) Driving Licence
4 12 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.07%) FMCG
7 4 (1.07%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.07%) Life Science
7 4 (1.07%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.80%) Cyberattack
8 3 (0.80%) Fintech
8 3 (0.80%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.53%) CCTV
9 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.53%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.53%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.53%) Wiki
10 1 (0.27%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 136 (36.36%) Windows
2 92 (24.60%) Windows Server
3 47 (12.57%) Linux
4 24 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.01%) Windows 7
6 15 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.94%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.60%) Unix
9 4 (1.07%) CentOS
9 4 (1.07%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.80%) Android
10 3 (0.80%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.27%) CatOS
12 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.27%) VMS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (18.18%) ITIL
2 28 (7.49%) Load Balancing
3 27 (7.22%) Network Management
4 21 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (5.35%) Incident Management
6 18 (4.81%) Project Management
7 17 (4.55%) Network Design
8 16 (4.28%) DevOps
9 14 (3.74%) Change Management
10 13 (3.48%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (3.21%) Business Continuity
12 11 (2.94%) Configuration Management
12 11 (2.94%) IT Strategy
12 11 (2.94%) Mentoring
12 11 (2.94%) PRINCE2
12 11 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (2.94%) Translating Business Requirements
13 9 (2.41%) Service Design
13 9 (2.41%) SIEM
13 9 (2.41%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.28%) SQL
2 10 (2.67%) Python
3 9 (2.41%) Perl
4 8 (2.14%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.14%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.34%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.53%) Erlang
6 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.27%) C
7 1 (0.27%) Java
7 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 209 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (37.70%) CCNA
3 126 (33.69%) CCNP
4 37 (9.89%) Security Cleared
5 35 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (8.82%) JNCIP
7 32 (8.56%) SC Cleared
8 29 (7.75%) MCSE
9 25 (6.68%) Degree
10 24 (6.42%) MCSA
11 19 (5.08%) CCIE
11 19 (5.08%) JNCIA
12 15 (4.01%) CCSA
13 14 (3.74%) CCSE
14 11 (2.94%) CCDP
14 11 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (2.41%) JNCIS
16 7 (1.87%) MCP
17 6 (1.60%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (11.76%) SLA
2 12 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.94%) COBIT
4 3 (0.80%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (24.06%) Active Directory
2 56 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.61%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.67%) vSphere
6 4 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.80%) NFS
8 2 (0.53%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (0.53%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.53%) oVirt
8 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.53%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.27%) Firmware
9 1 (0.27%) KVM
9 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (3.21%) Cisco CUCM
1 12 (3.21%) Cisco UCCX
2 7 (1.87%) SCCM
3 6 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.60%) Puppet
4 5 (1.34%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (1.07%) Nagios
5 4 (1.07%) TrustSec
6 3 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (0.80%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.53%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.53%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.27%) OpenView
8 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 250 (66.84%) Cisco
2 103 (27.54%) Juniper
3 88 (23.53%) VMware
4 59 (15.78%) Microsoft
5 49 (13.10%) F5
6 41 (10.96%) CheckPoint
7 36 (9.63%) HP
8 26 (6.95%) Aruba
9 25 (6.68%) Citrix
10 24 (6.42%) Meraki
11 19 (5.08%) Palo Alto
12 17 (4.55%) Blue Coat
13 14 (3.74%) Dell
13 14 (3.74%) Extreme Networks
13 14 (3.74%) Fortinet
14 11 (2.94%) NetApp
15 10 (2.67%) Google
15 10 (2.67%) SonicWALL
16 9 (2.41%) Nimble Storage
16 9 (2.41%) SolarWinds