Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Support was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 894 702 637
Rank change year-on-year -192 -65 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support 289 491 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.29% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.30% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 269 460 657
UK median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -3.61% +18.57%
10th Percentile £23,725 £22,950 £24,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £39,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year -11.39% - +21.54%

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 167,471 164,559 193,918
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.44% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,134 136,220 162,840
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -196 275 £36,000 -10.00% 46
UK excluding London -171 188 £35,000 -11.39% 38
London -28 97 £45,000 -2.70% 11
South East -124 67 £34,000 -15.00% 6
Midlands -8 43 £40,000 -11.11% 8
South West -10 33 £27,500 -16.67% 5
West Midlands -10 27 £40,000 -11.11% 3
North of England -17 18 £30,000 -14.29% 12
East of England -51 18 £28,500 -12.31% 4
East Midlands +2 16 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Yorkshire +23 15 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Wales 0 4 £27,500 -26.67% 1
Northern Ireland +8 3 £35,000 +6.06%
North West -13 3 £21,000 -40.00% 9
Scotland -40 3 £50,000 +20.48% 2

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 186 (64.36%) Cisco
2 145 (50.17%) Cisco Certification
3 117 (40.48%) Firewall
4 113 (39.10%) CCNA
5 100 (34.60%) WAN
6 91 (31.49%) LAN
7 87 (30.10%) Windows
8 84 (29.07%) CCNP
9 73 (25.26%) ITIL
10 70 (24.22%) Juniper
11 67 (23.18%) Wireless
11 67 (23.18%) Windows Server
12 61 (21.11%) VMware
13 56 (19.38%) Active Directory
14 55 (19.03%) BGP
15 49 (16.96%) VoIP
16 47 (16.26%) Finance
17 45 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
18 43 (14.88%) TCP/IP
19 42 (14.53%) MPLS
19 42 (14.53%) Cisco Nexus
20 40 (13.84%) Data Centre
20 40 (13.84%) OSPF
20 40 (13.84%) Linux
21 38 (13.15%) MS Exchange
21 38 (13.15%) Microsoft
21 38 (13.15%) Wi-Fi
22 36 (12.46%) Telecoms
23 33 (11.42%) Cisco ASA
23 33 (11.42%) Problem-Solving

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 38 (13.15%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.08%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.27%) Office 365
2 8 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.08%) G Suite
4 4 (1.38%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.04%) SaaS
6 2 (0.69%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 117 (40.48%) Firewall
2 100 (34.60%) WAN
3 91 (31.49%) LAN
4 67 (23.18%) Wireless
5 55 (19.03%) BGP
6 49 (16.96%) VoIP
7 43 (14.88%) TCP/IP
8 42 (14.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 42 (14.53%) MPLS
9 40 (13.84%) OSPF
10 38 (13.15%) Wi-Fi
11 33 (11.42%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (9.69%) SAN
13 27 (9.34%) VPN
14 26 (9.00%) DNS
15 25 (8.65%) VLAN
16 24 (8.30%) IPsec
16 24 (8.30%) Network Security
17 22 (7.61%) SSL
18 19 (6.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 47 (16.26%) Finance
2 36 (12.46%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.15%) Retail
4 10 (3.46%) Advertising
5 9 (3.11%) Banking
6 6 (2.08%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.38%) Italian Language
8 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (0.69%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.35%) LDAP
3 1 (0.35%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.84%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.15%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.77%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.73%) Fintech
7 5 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.04%) Replication
9 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.69%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.69%) IPTV
9 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) Clustering
10 1 (0.35%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.35%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 87 (30.10%) Windows
2 67 (23.18%) Windows Server
3 40 (13.84%) Linux
4 21 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.11%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.08%) Unix
9 5 (1.73%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.38%) Android
10 4 (1.38%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.04%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.35%) CentOS
13 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (25.26%) ITIL
2 33 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (10.03%) Network Management
4 27 (9.34%) Network Design
5 23 (7.96%) Project Management
6 21 (7.27%) Business Continuity
6 21 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (6.92%) IT Strategy
7 20 (6.92%) Load Balancing
7 20 (6.92%) PRINCE2
7 20 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (6.92%) Translating Business Requirements
8 16 (5.54%) Incident Management
9 10 (3.46%) Migration
10 9 (3.11%) Change Management
10 9 (3.11%) ITSM
10 9 (3.11%) Knowledge Management
10 9 (3.11%) SIEM
10 9 (3.11%) Ticket Management
11 8 (2.77%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.88%) Python
2 8 (2.77%) SQL
3 5 (1.73%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.38%) Perl
5 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.69%) C++
6 1 (0.35%) C
6 1 (0.35%) Java
6 1 (0.35%) PHP
6 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 145 (50.17%) Cisco Certification
2 113 (39.10%) CCNA
3 84 (29.07%) CCNP
4 30 (10.38%) Degree
5 23 (7.96%) Security Cleared
6 19 (6.57%) SC Cleared
7 17 (5.88%) JNCIA
8 14 (4.84%) CCIE
9 11 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (3.46%) JNCIP
11 9 (3.11%) JNCIS
12 8 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.42%) CCDP
13 7 (2.42%) MCSE
14 6 (2.08%) MCSA
15 5 (1.73%) CCSE
15 5 (1.73%) JNCIE
16 4 (1.38%) CCENT
16 4 (1.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.61%) SLA
2 20 (6.92%) COBIT
2 20 (6.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) GDPR
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (19.38%) Active Directory
2 45 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.65%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (3.46%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.04%) XenApp
7 1 (0.35%) Firmware
7 1 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.35%) KVM
7 1 (0.35%) NFS
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.46%) Cisco UCCX
2 9 (3.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.38%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.38%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (1.38%) TrustSec
4 3 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.04%) OpenView
5 2 (0.69%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.69%) SCCM
5 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.35%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.35%) Nagios
6 1 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.35%) WSUS
6 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 186 (64.36%) Cisco
2 70 (24.22%) Juniper
3 61 (21.11%) VMware
4 38 (13.15%) Microsoft
5 32 (11.07%) HP
6 30 (10.38%) F5
7 25 (8.65%) CheckPoint
8 24 (8.30%) Aruba
9 18 (6.23%) Meraki
10 17 (5.88%) Palo Alto
11 13 (4.50%) Extreme Networks
12 11 (3.81%) Dell
13 10 (3.46%) Huawei
13 10 (3.46%) NetApp
14 9 (3.11%) Nimble Storage
14 9 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (2.77%) Fortinet
16 7 (2.42%) Avaya
16 7 (2.42%) Citrix
16 7 (2.42%) SonicWALL