Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Support was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 865 761 688
Rank change year-on-year -104 -73 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support 281 464 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 258 410 553
UK median annual salary £32,500 £37,250 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.75% -1.97% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,350 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £57,875 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,000 £33,875 £35,000
% change year-on-year -8.49% -3.21% +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 156,355 173,780 182,471
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 95.97% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,862 139,468 152,794
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.29%

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 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Support in the UK

Network Support
Top 13 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 21 November 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 -84 274 £32,500 -12.16% 54
UK excluding London -69 191 £31,000 -8.49% 45
London +31 89 £47,500 +14.46% 13
North of England +23 52 £34,250 +3.79% 10
Midlands +31 50 £30,000 -5.88% 4
East of England +16 32 £32,500 +18.18% 10
South East -81 32 £32,500 -18.75% 12
North West +29 28 £22,750 -22.22% 3
East Midlands +11 26 £31,000 -2.75% 2
West Midlands +30 24 £27,500 -12.00% 2
Yorkshire +15 24 £37,500 +10.29% 7
South West -11 22 £29,000 -12.72% 5
Scotland +5 6 £42,500 +30.77% 1

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 155 (55.16%) Cisco
2 129 (45.91%) Firewall
3 118 (41.99%) Cisco Certification
4 108 (38.43%) Windows
5 101 (35.94%) WAN
6 84 (29.89%) LAN
7 77 (27.40%) Active Directory
8 76 (27.05%) CCNP
9 75 (26.69%) CCNA
10 73 (25.98%) Windows Server
11 64 (22.78%) TCP/IP
12 63 (22.42%) Juniper
13 61 (21.71%) Microsoft
14 56 (19.93%) Wireless
14 56 (19.93%) VMware
15 48 (17.08%) DNS
16 46 (16.37%) VoIP
17 43 (15.30%) BGP
18 42 (14.95%) OSPF
18 42 (14.95%) VPN
19 41 (14.59%) CheckPoint
20 38 (13.52%) Network Security
21 37 (13.17%) Finance
22 34 (12.10%) Telecoms
22 34 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
22 34 (12.10%) F5
23 33 (11.74%) MPLS
23 33 (11.74%) Linux
24 32 (11.39%) ITIL
24 32 (11.39%) DHCP

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 26 (9.25%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (2.14%) IIS
5 5 (1.78%) Apache
6 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.36%) Confluence
8 1 (0.36%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.68%) Office 365
2 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) G Suite
5 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (45.91%) Firewall
2 101 (35.94%) WAN
3 84 (29.89%) LAN
4 64 (22.78%) TCP/IP
5 56 (19.93%) Wireless
6 48 (17.08%) DNS
7 46 (16.37%) VoIP
8 43 (15.30%) BGP
9 42 (14.95%) OSPF
9 42 (14.95%) VPN
10 38 (13.52%) Network Security
11 33 (11.74%) MPLS
12 32 (11.39%) DHCP
13 30 (10.68%) Cisco Nexus
14 29 (10.32%) VLAN
14 29 (10.32%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (9.96%) Wireshark
16 26 (9.25%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (9.25%) Internet
17 15 (5.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.14%) MySQL
3 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.36%) DB2
3 1 (0.36%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (13.17%) Finance
2 34 (12.10%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.69%) Banking
4 12 (4.27%) Marketing
5 6 (2.14%) Advertising
6 3 (1.07%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.71%) Publishing
7 2 (0.71%) Retail
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.49%) WSH
2 6 (2.14%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (2.14%) LDAP
3 5 (1.78%) .NET
3 5 (1.78%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.78%) LAMP
3 5 (1.78%) Web Services
4 4 (1.42%) XMPP
5 1 (0.36%) COM
5 1 (0.36%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.61%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.14%) Replication
5 5 (1.78%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.07%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.07%) Fintech
7 3 (1.07%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.07%) NHS
7 3 (1.07%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.71%) iPhone
8 2 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.36%) CMDB
9 1 (0.36%) Life Science
9 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 108 (38.43%) Windows
2 73 (25.98%) Windows Server
3 34 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (11.74%) Linux
5 17 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (5.34%) Windows 7
7 14 (4.98%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.85%) Unix
9 7 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.42%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.07%) Android
12 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.36%) CatOS
13 1 (0.36%) CentOS
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.36%) Solaris
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (11.39%) ITIL
2 29 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (8.19%) Load Balancing
3 23 (8.19%) Network Management
4 20 (7.12%) Change Management
5 16 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (4.98%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (4.27%) Tech Ops
8 12 (4.27%) Time Management
9 11 (3.91%) Capacity Management
9 11 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (3.91%) Mobile Device Management
10 10 (3.56%) Change Control
10 10 (3.56%) Service Management
11 9 (3.20%) ITSM
11 9 (3.20%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (2.85%) Problem Management
12 8 (2.85%) Project Management
12 8 (2.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.63%) PowerShell
1 13 (4.63%) Python
2 12 (4.27%) VBScript
3 11 (3.91%) SQL
4 10 (3.56%) Bash Shell
5 9 (3.20%) R
6 8 (2.85%) Tcl
7 6 (2.14%) PHP
8 5 (1.78%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.42%) Perl
10 1 (0.36%) C
10 1 (0.36%) Java
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 118 (41.99%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (27.05%) CCNP
3 75 (26.69%) CCNA
4 16 (5.69%) Degree
4 16 (5.69%) JNCIA
5 14 (4.98%) Security Cleared
6 13 (4.63%) CCIE
7 12 (4.27%) JNCIP
7 12 (4.27%) SC Cleared
8 11 (3.91%) JNCIS
9 9 (3.20%) DBS Check
10 7 (2.49%) CCENT
10 7 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.14%) MCSA
11 6 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.42%) CCSE
13 3 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.07%) MCSE
14 2 (0.71%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.83%) SLA
2 5 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (1.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.71%) GDPR
4 1 (0.36%) COBIT
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
4 1 (0.36%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (27.40%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.69%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.85%) VMware NSX
6 7 (2.49%) vSphere
6 7 (2.49%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.14%) XenApp
8 1 (0.36%) Docker
8 1 (0.36%) Firmware
8 1 (0.36%) NDS
8 1 (0.36%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.36%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 16 (5.69%) SCCM
2 10 (3.56%) FortiGate
3 8 (2.85%) ArcSight ESM
3 8 (2.85%) Netcool
3 8 (2.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.78%) Nessus
6 3 (1.07%) SmoothWall
7 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.71%) Nagios
8 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.36%) OpenView
8 1 (0.36%) SCOM
8 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.36%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 155 (55.16%) Cisco
2 63 (22.42%) Juniper
3 61 (21.71%) Microsoft
4 56 (19.93%) VMware
5 41 (14.59%) CheckPoint
6 34 (12.10%) F5
7 32 (11.39%) HP
8 17 (6.05%) Aruba
8 17 (6.05%) Citrix
8 17 (6.05%) Veeam
9 15 (5.34%) SolarWinds
10 14 (4.98%) Mitel
11 13 (4.63%) Riverbed
12 12 (4.27%) Fortinet
12 12 (4.27%) McAfee
13 11 (3.91%) Arista
14 10 (3.56%) Symantec
15 9 (3.20%) Blue Coat
16 8 (2.85%) Meraki
16 8 (2.85%) Red Hat