Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Support was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 762 656 710
Rank change year-on-year -106 +54 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support 454 655 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.36% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 403 586 607
UK median annual salary £37,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £22,650
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 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 -98 431 £37,000 -7.50% 15
UK excluding London -53 342 £35,000 - 13
South East -25 124 £40,000 -5.88% 3
London -39 98 £41,500 -15.31% 3
Midlands -2 57 £35,000 +4.48% 2
North of England -28 56 £36,000 +16.13% 1
East of England +6 55 £35,000 - 3
South West +27 44 £33,225 +16.58% 3
Yorkshire +40 43 £37,000 +5.71% 1
West Midlands -13 34 £35,000 +1.45% 2
East Midlands +32 23 £35,000 +9.38%
North West -45 12 £29,250 -2.50%
Scotland - 5 £45,000 - 1
Wales +19 4 £35,250 +34.29%
North East +9 1 £22,500 -34.31%

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, Network Support 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 in the job title.

1 294 (64.76%) Cisco
2 276 (60.79%) Cisco Certification
3 222 (48.90%) Firewall
4 187 (41.19%) CCNA
5 183 (40.31%) WAN
6 182 (40.09%) CCNP
7 158 (34.80%) LAN
8 144 (31.72%) Windows
9 121 (26.65%) Juniper
10 102 (22.47%) TCP/IP
11 98 (21.59%) Active Directory
12 89 (19.60%) CheckPoint
12 89 (19.60%) Microsoft
12 89 (19.60%) DNS
13 87 (19.16%) VMware
13 87 (19.16%) F5
14 85 (18.72%) Windows Server
15 82 (18.06%) MPLS
16 81 (17.84%) Data Centre
17 80 (17.62%) BGP
18 76 (16.74%) OSPF
18 76 (16.74%) ITIL
19 68 (14.98%) VoIP
20 66 (14.54%) SLA
21 64 (14.10%) VPN
21 64 (14.10%) Network Security
22 62 (13.66%) Linux
23 61 (13.44%) Load Balancing
24 60 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
24 60 (13.22%) Cisco ASA

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 52 (11.45%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.32%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.88%) IIS
7 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.44%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.20%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (4.41%) Office 365
2 11 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.20%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.44%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) G Suite
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 222 (48.90%) Firewall
2 183 (40.31%) WAN
3 158 (34.80%) LAN
4 102 (22.47%) TCP/IP
5 89 (19.60%) DNS
6 82 (18.06%) MPLS
7 80 (17.62%) BGP
8 76 (16.74%) OSPF
9 68 (14.98%) VoIP
10 64 (14.10%) Network Security
10 64 (14.10%) VPN
11 60 (13.22%) Cisco ASA
12 56 (12.33%) Wireless
13 55 (12.11%) VLAN
14 54 (11.89%) DHCP
15 49 (10.79%) Cisco Nexus
16 41 (9.03%) Wireshark
17 37 (8.15%) Wi-Fi
18 30 (6.61%) IPsec
19 28 (6.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
General
1 50 (11.01%) Telecoms
2 29 (6.39%) Finance
3 8 (1.76%) Electronics
4 7 (1.54%) Retail
5 6 (1.32%) Billing
5 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.32%) Marketing
6 5 (1.10%) Advertising
7 4 (0.88%) Law
8 2 (0.44%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
9 1 (0.22%) Legal
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.42%) CSS
2 10 (2.20%) HTML
3 7 (1.54%) Middleware
4 3 (0.66%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.66%) WAP
5 2 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 81 (17.84%) Data Centre
2 44 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.07%) Driving Licence
4 14 (3.08%) iPad
5 7 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.54%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.10%) Fintech
7 5 (1.10%) Mobile Computing
7 5 (1.10%) PKI
8 4 (0.88%) CMDB
8 4 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.88%) Streaming Video
9 3 (0.66%) Clustering
9 3 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.66%) FMCG
9 3 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.66%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.66%) NHS
9 3 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 144 (31.72%) Windows
2 85 (18.72%) Windows Server
3 62 (13.66%) Linux
4 34 (7.49%) Unix
5 27 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.20%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.76%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.88%) CatOS
10 4 (0.88%) CentOS
10 4 (0.88%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.22%) Debian
13 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (16.74%) ITIL
2 61 (13.44%) Load Balancing
3 35 (7.71%) Network Management
4 34 (7.49%) Incident Management
5 33 (7.27%) Change Management
6 30 (6.61%) Network Design
7 24 (5.29%) Network Monitoring
8 22 (4.85%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (4.19%) Mentoring
10 17 (3.74%) High Availability
11 16 (3.52%) Project Management
12 15 (3.30%) ITSM
13 14 (3.08%) Configuration Management
14 13 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (2.64%) Analytics
15 12 (2.64%) Low Latency
15 12 (2.64%) Network Architecture
15 12 (2.64%) Release Management
15 12 (2.64%) Validation
16 11 (2.42%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.37%) SQL
2 28 (6.17%) Perl
3 27 (5.95%) Python
4 17 (3.74%) Bash Shell
5 12 (2.64%) Erlang
5 12 (2.64%) Shell Script
6 11 (2.42%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 276 (60.79%) Cisco Certification
2 187 (41.19%) CCNA
3 182 (40.09%) CCNP
4 51 (11.23%) CCIE
5 50 (11.01%) Security Cleared
6 47 (10.35%) SC Cleared
7 42 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 41 (9.03%) JNCIP
9 35 (7.71%) JNCIA
9 35 (7.71%) MCSE
10 26 (5.73%) MCSA
11 24 (5.29%) CCSA
12 20 (4.41%) CCSE
13 14 (3.08%) MCP
14 12 (2.64%) CCNP Voice
14 12 (2.64%) CCVP
14 12 (2.64%) Degree
15 9 (1.98%) CCSP
16 7 (1.54%) HNC
16 7 (1.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (14.54%) SLA
2 7 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.66%) COBIT
3 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 98 (21.59%) Active Directory
2 60 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.19%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.08%) vSphere
5 9 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.88%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.66%) UAG
7 3 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.22%) Firmware
9 1 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.22%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.22%) NFS
9 1 (0.22%) oVirt
9 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (3.30%) Cisco UCCE
2 12 (2.64%) Cisco IPCC
3 8 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.54%) Nagios
4 7 (1.54%) SCCM
5 5 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.10%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.88%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.88%) Puppet
6 4 (0.88%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.66%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.66%) SCOM
7 3 (0.66%) WSUS
8 2 (0.44%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 294 (64.76%) Cisco
2 121 (26.65%) Juniper
3 89 (19.60%) CheckPoint
3 89 (19.60%) Microsoft
4 87 (19.16%) F5
4 87 (19.16%) VMware
5 34 (7.49%) Aruba
6 32 (7.05%) HP
7 26 (5.73%) Extreme Networks
8 24 (5.29%) Meraki
9 23 (5.07%) Palo Alto
10 20 (4.41%) Citrix
10 20 (4.41%) Fortinet
11 17 (3.74%) Blue Coat
11 17 (3.74%) Ubiquiti
12 16 (3.52%) NetScout
13 12 (2.64%) SolarWinds
13 12 (2.64%) WatchGuard
14 11 (2.42%) Google
15 10 (2.20%) Omniture