Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Support was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 753 691 722
Rank change year-on-year -62 +31 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support 460 617 663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 407 546 585
UK median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,875 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year -3.21% +2.94% +3.03%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 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 23 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 -82 438 £37,250 -1.97% 16
UK excluding London -59 338 £33,875 -3.21% 17
South East -45 138 £40,000 -3.61% 2
London -25 109 £41,500 -12.63% 2
East of England +16 51 £27,500 -8.43% 1
North of England -9 49 £33,750 +12.50% 4
Midlands -14 48 £30,000 -14.29% 5
South West +16 44 £33,225 +16.58% 2
Yorkshire +37 39 £35,000 -
West Midlands -10 31 £27,500 -20.29% 3
East Midlands +19 17 £31,875 -15.00% 2
North West -39 9 £29,250 -2.50% 4
Scotland -7 6 £32,500 -21.69% 2
Wales +16 3 £34,000 +13.33% 1
North East +7 1 £22,500 -2.17%

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 296 (64.35%) Cisco
2 260 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
3 221 (48.04%) Firewall
4 176 (38.26%) CCNP
5 171 (37.17%) WAN
6 168 (36.52%) CCNA
7 158 (34.35%) Windows
8 149 (32.39%) LAN
9 128 (27.83%) Juniper
10 104 (22.61%) Active Directory
11 102 (22.17%) TCP/IP
12 93 (20.22%) Microsoft
12 93 (20.22%) Windows Server
13 88 (19.13%) VMware
14 86 (18.70%) DNS
15 83 (18.04%) CheckPoint
16 81 (17.61%) VoIP
17 80 (17.39%) F5
18 79 (17.17%) MPLS
19 75 (16.30%) BGP
20 73 (15.87%) OSPF
21 72 (15.65%) ITIL
21 72 (15.65%) Data Centre
22 69 (15.00%) SLA
23 67 (14.57%) Linux
24 62 (13.48%) Network Security
25 61 (13.26%) VPN
26 58 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
26 58 (12.61%) DHCP
26 58 (12.61%) Telecoms

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 55 (11.96%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (1.52%) IIS
5 7 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.65%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.43%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.43%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (5.87%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (2.39%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.78%) Office 365
2 20 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.39%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.43%) SaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.22%) G Suite
6 1 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 221 (48.04%) Firewall
2 171 (37.17%) WAN
3 149 (32.39%) LAN
4 102 (22.17%) TCP/IP
5 86 (18.70%) DNS
6 81 (17.61%) VoIP
7 79 (17.17%) MPLS
8 75 (16.30%) BGP
9 73 (15.87%) OSPF
10 62 (13.48%) Network Security
11 61 (13.26%) VPN
12 58 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
12 58 (12.61%) DHCP
13 57 (12.39%) VLAN
14 52 (11.30%) Wireless
15 41 (8.91%) Wireshark
16 36 (7.83%) Cisco Nexus
16 36 (7.83%) Wi-Fi
17 30 (6.52%) SAN
18 22 (4.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
General
1 58 (12.61%) Telecoms
2 25 (5.43%) Finance
3 7 (1.52%) Advertising
3 7 (1.52%) Electronics
3 7 (1.52%) Retail
4 6 (1.30%) Billing
5 5 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.09%) Marketing
6 3 (0.65%) Law
7 2 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.22%) Banking
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) German Language
8 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.39%) CSS
1 11 (2.39%) HTML
2 6 (1.30%) Middleware
3 3 (0.65%) WAP
4 2 (0.43%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 72 (15.65%) Data Centre
2 41 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.22%) Driving Licence
4 9 (1.96%) iPad
5 8 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.52%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.09%) PKI
9 4 (0.87%) CMDB
9 4 (0.87%) Fintech
9 4 (0.87%) FMCG
9 4 (0.87%) Life Science
9 4 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.87%) Video\Live Streaming
10 3 (0.65%) Clustering
10 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.65%) NHS
10 3 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 158 (34.35%) Windows
2 93 (20.22%) Windows Server
3 67 (14.57%) Linux
4 29 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (5.87%) Unix
6 22 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (3.04%) Windows 7
9 11 (2.39%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.87%) CatOS
10 4 (0.87%) CentOS
10 4 (0.87%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.65%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.22%) Android
13 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (15.65%) ITIL
2 54 (11.74%) Load Balancing
3 33 (7.17%) Incident Management
4 31 (6.74%) Change Management
4 31 (6.74%) Network Management
5 25 (5.43%) Network Design
6 23 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
7 18 (3.91%) Root Cause Analysis
8 17 (3.70%) High Availability
9 15 (3.26%) Mentoring
10 14 (3.04%) Configuration Management
11 13 (2.83%) Analytics
11 13 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (2.61%) DevOps
12 12 (2.61%) ITSM
12 12 (2.61%) Low Latency
12 12 (2.61%) Release Management
12 12 (2.61%) Validation
13 11 (2.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (9.35%) SQL
2 24 (5.22%) Perl
2 24 (5.22%) Python
3 17 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 12 (2.61%) Erlang
4 12 (2.61%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.74%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.74%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 260 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 176 (38.26%) CCNP
3 168 (36.52%) CCNA
4 45 (9.78%) Security Cleared
5 44 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (9.13%) CCIE
7 41 (8.91%) SC Cleared
8 40 (8.70%) JNCIP
9 36 (7.83%) MCSE
10 28 (6.09%) JNCIA
10 28 (6.09%) MCSA
11 25 (5.43%) CCSA
12 18 (3.91%) CCSE
13 13 (2.83%) MCP
14 12 (2.61%) CCNP Voice
14 12 (2.61%) CCVP
15 10 (2.17%) Degree
16 7 (1.52%) HNC
16 7 (1.52%) JNCIS
17 6 (1.30%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (15.00%) SLA
2 7 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.65%) COBIT
3 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.65%) QA
4 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (22.61%) Active Directory
2 57 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.43%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.26%) vSphere
5 9 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.65%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.65%) UAG
6 3 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.65%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.43%) GlusterFS
7 2 (0.43%) NFS
7 2 (0.43%) oVirt
8 1 (0.22%) Firmware
8 1 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (3.26%) Cisco UCCE
2 12 (2.61%) Cisco IPCC
3 9 (1.96%) SCCM
4 7 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.52%) Nagios
5 6 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.30%) Puppet
6 5 (1.09%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.09%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.65%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.65%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.65%) SCOM
7 3 (0.65%) WSUS
8 2 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.43%) Iperf
Vendors
1 296 (64.35%) Cisco
2 128 (27.83%) Juniper
3 93 (20.22%) Microsoft
4 88 (19.13%) VMware
5 83 (18.04%) CheckPoint
6 80 (17.39%) F5
7 34 (7.39%) HP
8 31 (6.74%) Aruba
9 28 (6.09%) Citrix
10 24 (5.22%) Meraki
11 22 (4.78%) Extreme Networks
12 21 (4.57%) Blue Coat
13 20 (4.35%) Fortinet
13 20 (4.35%) Palo Alto
14 16 (3.48%) NetScout
15 15 (3.26%) Google
16 14 (3.04%) Ubiquiti
17 13 (2.83%) SolarWinds
18 11 (2.39%) Omniture
19 10 (2.17%) Red Hat