Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Support was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 896 767 672
Rank change year-on-year -129 -95 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support 264 461 703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.27% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 235 414 617
UK median annual salary £34,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.33% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,500 £24,309
90th Percentile £59,500 £58,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.43% -6.67% +15.38%

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 162,478 169,340 190,363
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.07% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 130,921 136,473 160,125
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -139 251 £34,500 -9.21% 43
UK excluding London -135 178 £31,000 -11.43% 36
London -1 83 £47,500 +11.76% 13
Midlands +10 60 £35,000 -15.92% 7
North of England +21 39 £27,250 -22.14% 6
South East -81 38 £32,500 -18.75% 6
East Midlands +20 31 £35,000 - 2
West Midlands +13 29 £36,000 -15.29% 5
North West +28 23 £21,000 -40.00% 4
South West -8 21 £30,000 -10.08% 3
Yorkshire +12 16 £35,000 +2.94% 2
East of England -29 13 £29,750 -15.00% 8
Wales +7 4 £27,500 -24.66%
Scotland -10 3 £42,500 - 5
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 - 1

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 147 (55.68%) Cisco
2 114 (43.18%) Firewall
3 109 (41.29%) Cisco Certification
4 102 (38.64%) WAN
5 83 (31.44%) LAN
6 82 (31.06%) Windows
7 80 (30.30%) CCNA
8 70 (26.52%) CCNP
9 69 (26.14%) Active Directory
10 62 (23.48%) Windows Server
11 57 (21.59%) Wireless
12 54 (20.45%) ITIL
13 53 (20.08%) Juniper
14 51 (19.32%) Microsoft
15 50 (18.94%) VMware
16 48 (18.18%) VoIP
17 47 (17.80%) Telecoms
18 44 (16.67%) MPLS
19 43 (16.29%) BGP
20 39 (14.77%) MS Exchange
20 39 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
21 38 (14.39%) TCP/IP
21 38 (14.39%) Finance
22 35 (13.26%) OSPF
23 33 (12.50%) DNS
23 33 (12.50%) Linux
24 32 (12.12%) Data Centre
24 32 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
25 31 (11.74%) VPN
26 30 (11.36%) SLA

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 39 (14.77%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.76%) IIS
5 2 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.38%) Apache
6 1 (0.38%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.58%) Office 365
2 9 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.14%) G Suite
5 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (43.18%) Firewall
2 102 (38.64%) WAN
3 83 (31.44%) LAN
4 57 (21.59%) Wireless
5 48 (18.18%) VoIP
6 44 (16.67%) MPLS
7 43 (16.29%) BGP
8 38 (14.39%) TCP/IP
9 35 (13.26%) OSPF
10 33 (12.50%) DNS
11 31 (11.74%) VPN
12 26 (9.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 26 (9.85%) Wi-Fi
13 24 (9.09%) DHCP
13 24 (9.09%) Internet
14 21 (7.95%) Network Security
14 21 (7.95%) VLAN
15 20 (7.58%) SAN
16 17 (6.44%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (6.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.76%) MySQL
2 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.38%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (17.80%) Telecoms
2 38 (14.39%) Finance
3 15 (5.68%) Banking
4 10 (3.79%) Advertising
5 6 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.27%) Retail
6 5 (1.89%) Marketing
7 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (2.65%) WSH
3 3 (1.14%) LDAP
4 2 (0.76%) XMPP
5 1 (0.38%) .NET
5 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.38%) COM
5 1 (0.38%) HTML
5 1 (0.38%) LAMP
5 1 (0.38%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.03%) Hedge funds
5 6 (2.27%) Fintech
5 6 (2.27%) Replication
6 5 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.76%) IPTV
9 1 (0.38%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.38%) Clustering
9 1 (0.38%) CMDB
9 1 (0.38%) iPhone
9 1 (0.38%) Life Science
9 1 (0.38%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) PKI
9 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 82 (31.06%) Windows
2 62 (23.48%) Windows Server
3 33 (12.50%) Linux
4 23 (8.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.17%) Unix
8 9 (3.41%) Windows 10
9 7 (2.65%) Mac OS
9 7 (2.65%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.52%) Android
11 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.14%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.76%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.38%) CatOS
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.45%) ITIL
2 32 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (7.95%) Network Management
4 18 (6.82%) Project Management
5 16 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 15 (5.68%) Tech Ops
7 14 (5.30%) Network Design
8 13 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (4.92%) IT Strategy
8 13 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (4.55%) Business Continuity
9 12 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
10 11 (4.17%) ITSM
10 11 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (3.41%) Data Protection
11 9 (3.41%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.41%) Mobile Device Management
11 9 (3.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.20%) Python
2 13 (4.92%) SQL
3 9 (3.41%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.03%) VBScript
5 7 (2.65%) Perl
6 2 (0.76%) C++
6 2 (0.76%) PHP
6 2 (0.76%) R
7 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.38%) C
7 1 (0.38%) Java
7 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.38%) Ruby
7 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 109 (41.29%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (30.30%) CCNA
3 70 (26.52%) CCNP
4 21 (7.95%) Degree
5 18 (6.82%) Security Cleared
6 14 (5.30%) JNCIA
6 14 (5.30%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.17%) JNCIS
8 8 (3.03%) CCENT
8 8 (3.03%) JNCIP
9 7 (2.65%) CCIE
9 7 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.89%) MCSA
10 5 (1.89%) MCSE
11 4 (1.52%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.14%) CCSE
12 3 (1.14%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.76%) HP ASE
13 2 (0.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.36%) SLA
2 12 (4.55%) COBIT
2 12 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.14%) GDPR
4 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (26.14%) Active Directory
2 39 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.95%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (4.92%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.03%) vSphere
5 8 (3.03%) XenApp
6 6 (2.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) Docker
7 1 (0.38%) Firmware
7 1 (0.38%) pfSense
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (5.68%) SCCM
2 7 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (2.27%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.52%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.14%) OpenView
5 3 (1.14%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.76%) Nagios
7 1 (0.38%) Ansible
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.38%) Nessus
7 1 (0.38%) SCOM
7 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.38%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.38%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 147 (55.68%) Cisco
2 53 (20.08%) Juniper
3 51 (19.32%) Microsoft
4 50 (18.94%) VMware
5 29 (10.98%) HP
6 23 (8.71%) CheckPoint
7 22 (8.33%) F5
8 21 (7.95%) Aruba
9 16 (6.06%) Citrix
10 15 (5.68%) Fortinet
10 15 (5.68%) Veeam
11 10 (3.79%) Huawei
12 9 (3.41%) Mitel
13 8 (3.03%) Meraki
13 8 (3.03%) Palo Alto
14 7 (2.65%) McAfee
14 7 (2.65%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.27%) Extreme Networks
16 5 (1.89%) Arista
16 5 (1.89%) Ubiquiti