Period
to 19 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Support was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 743 662 707
Rank change year-on-year -81 +45 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support 460 703 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.37% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 412 617 590
UK median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,309 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £55,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 169664 190277 209696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137041 160037 172615
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 19 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Support in the UK

Network Support
Top 14 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 19 August 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 -80 437 £38,500 -3.75% 25
UK excluding London -48 336 £35,000 -6.67% 25
South East -18 120 £40,000 - 7
London -54 109 £42,500 -15.00% 2
East of England -11 67 £35,000 - 4
Midlands -2 56 £41,628 +13.27% 6
North of England -34 55 £35,000 +6.06% 3
West Midlands +3 46 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Yorkshire +27 40 £34,000 -2.86% 3
South West -2 33 £34,106 +19.67% 3
North West -43 15 £35,000 +7.69%
East Midlands +5 10 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Wales +17 5 £36,500 +39.05%
Scotland +16 3 - - 2

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 304 (66.09%) Cisco
2 287 (62.39%) Cisco Certification
3 244 (53.04%) Firewall
4 210 (45.65%) CCNA
5 192 (41.74%) CCNP
6 171 (37.17%) WAN
7 146 (31.74%) LAN
8 136 (29.57%) Windows
9 107 (23.26%) Juniper
10 102 (22.17%) MPLS
11 99 (21.52%) VPN
12 97 (21.09%) TCP/IP
13 96 (20.87%) CheckPoint
14 92 (20.00%) BGP
15 89 (19.35%) VMware
16 83 (18.04%) OSPF
17 82 (17.83%) Active Directory
17 82 (17.83%) Wireless
17 82 (17.83%) F5
18 81 (17.61%) Linux
19 79 (17.17%) Windows Server
20 78 (16.96%) DNS
21 77 (16.74%) Microsoft
22 75 (16.30%) ITIL
23 74 (16.09%) Cisco ASA
24 73 (15.87%) Data Centre
25 63 (13.70%) Cisco Nexus
26 62 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
27 61 (13.26%) Network Security
28 58 (12.61%) CCIE

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 44 (9.57%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (3.26%) Skype for Business
4 14 (3.04%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.87%) Apache
7 2 (0.43%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.43%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.43%) IIS
7 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 31 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.52%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) Postilion
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.65%) Office 365
2 23 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.52%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) G Suite
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 244 (53.04%) Firewall
2 171 (37.17%) WAN
3 146 (31.74%) LAN
4 102 (22.17%) MPLS
5 99 (21.52%) VPN
6 97 (21.09%) TCP/IP
7 92 (20.00%) BGP
8 83 (18.04%) OSPF
9 82 (17.83%) Wireless
10 78 (16.96%) DNS
11 74 (16.09%) Cisco ASA
12 63 (13.70%) Cisco Nexus
13 61 (13.26%) Network Security
14 58 (12.61%) VoIP
15 55 (11.96%) IPsec
16 47 (10.22%) DHCP
17 43 (9.35%) VLAN
18 32 (6.96%) EIGRP
19 28 (6.09%) IPv4
19 28 (6.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.00%) 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 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 43 (9.35%) Telecoms
2 37 (8.04%) Finance
3 15 (3.26%) Retail
4 8 (1.74%) Electronics
5 7 (1.52%) Marketing
6 6 (1.30%) Banking
7 5 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.87%) Advertising
8 4 (0.87%) Billing
9 3 (0.65%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.43%) French Language
10 2 (0.43%) Law
10 2 (0.43%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.61%) CSS
2 8 (1.74%) Middleware
3 7 (1.52%) HTML
4 6 (1.30%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.65%) WAP
6 2 (0.43%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (15.87%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.91%) iPad
4 12 (2.61%) Driving Licence
5 8 (1.74%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
6 5 (1.09%) PKI
6 5 (1.09%) RSA SecurID
6 5 (1.09%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.87%) CMDB
7 4 (0.87%) Fintech
7 4 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (0.87%) Streaming Video
8 3 (0.65%) Clustering
8 3 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.65%) Tandem
9 2 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 136 (29.57%) Windows
2 81 (17.61%) Linux
3 79 (17.17%) Windows Server
4 50 (10.87%) Unix
5 39 (8.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.61%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.52%) CentOS
10 6 (1.30%) Mac OS
10 6 (1.30%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.87%) Check Point GAiA
11 4 (0.87%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.65%) CatOS
12 3 (0.65%) Debian
12 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X Server
12 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (16.30%) ITIL
2 51 (11.09%) Load Balancing
3 37 (8.04%) Change Management
3 37 (8.04%) Network Design
4 36 (7.83%) Network Management
5 31 (6.74%) Network Monitoring
6 25 (5.43%) High Availability
6 25 (5.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 24 (5.22%) Incident Management
8 19 (4.13%) Network Architecture
8 19 (4.13%) Project Management
9 12 (2.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (2.61%) Low Latency
9 12 (2.61%) Mentoring
9 12 (2.61%) Time Management
10 10 (2.17%) Capacity Management
10 10 (2.17%) ITSM
10 10 (2.17%) Release Management
10 10 (2.17%) Service Delivery
10 10 (2.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.17%) SQL
2 31 (6.74%) Perl
3 30 (6.52%) Python
4 19 (4.13%) Shell Script
5 18 (3.91%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.17%) Erlang
7 8 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.74%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 287 (62.39%) Cisco Certification
2 210 (45.65%) CCNA
3 192 (41.74%) CCNP
4 58 (12.61%) CCIE
5 45 (9.78%) JNCIA
6 40 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 36 (7.83%) SC Cleared
8 28 (6.09%) JNCIP
9 26 (5.65%) Degree
10 25 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (4.78%) MCSE
12 16 (3.48%) CCSA
13 15 (3.26%) MCSA
14 13 (2.83%) CCSE
14 13 (2.83%) MCP
15 12 (2.61%) CCNP Voice
16 11 (2.39%) CCSP
17 10 (2.17%) CCVP
18 9 (1.96%) JNCIS
19 8 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (11.09%) SLA
2 6 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (17.83%) Active Directory
2 62 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.96%) vSphere
5 7 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.65%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.65%) UAG
8 2 (0.43%) iptables
8 2 (0.43%) pfSense
8 2 (0.43%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.43%) XenApp
8 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (2.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (2.17%) Cisco IPCC
2 10 (2.17%) Cisco UCCE
3 8 (1.74%) SCCM
4 7 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.52%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.09%) WhatsUp Gold
5 5 (1.09%) WMI
5 5 (1.09%) WSUS
6 4 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.87%) SCOM
6 4 (0.87%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.43%) Nagios
9 1 (0.22%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 304 (66.09%) Cisco
2 107 (23.26%) Juniper
3 96 (20.87%) CheckPoint
4 89 (19.35%) VMware
5 82 (17.83%) F5
6 77 (16.74%) Microsoft
7 36 (7.83%) HP
8 31 (6.74%) Palo Alto
9 29 (6.30%) Aruba
10 24 (5.22%) Fortinet
11 23 (5.00%) SolarWinds
12 22 (4.78%) SonicWALL
13 20 (4.35%) Extreme Networks
13 20 (4.35%) Meraki
14 19 (4.13%) Avaya
15 17 (3.70%) Dell
16 15 (3.26%) WatchGuard
17 12 (2.61%) Blue Coat
17 12 (2.61%) Citrix
18 11 (2.39%) Red Hat