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The median annual salary for a Principal Network Engineer was £92,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Principal Network Engineer
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1196 989 761
Rank change year-on-year -207 -228 +355
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Network Engineer 20 20 8
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.017% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.019% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 7
10th Percentile £86,750 £68,500 -
25th Percentile £87,500 £68,875 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £92,500 £76,250 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.31% +8.93% +12.00%
75th Percentile £93,750 £82,188 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £70,000
% change year-on-year - - +12.00%

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 154,129 105,398 59,022
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,523 74,437 48,237
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,200 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +5.56%

Principal Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Principal Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Network Engineer in the UK

Principal Network Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Principal Network Engineer.

Salary trend for Principal Network Engineer in the UK

Principal Network Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Principal Network Engineer over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Principal Network Engineer in the UK

Principal Network Engineer
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Network Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -167 19 £92,500 +23.33% 1
London -179 18 £92,500 +23.33%
Work from Home -217 15 £92,500 +21.31% 1

Principal Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, Principal Network Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Principal Network Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 18 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (80.00%) Firewall
3 16 (80.00%) MPLS
3 16 (80.00%) BGP
4 15 (75.00%) Network Design
4 15 (75.00%) CCIE
4 15 (75.00%) Data Centre
5 14 (70.00%) OSPF
6 12 (60.00%) Migration
6 12 (60.00%) VPN
6 12 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (55.00%) Multicast
7 11 (55.00%) SolarWinds
7 11 (55.00%) SLA
7 11 (55.00%) VoIP
7 11 (55.00%) IPv6
7 11 (55.00%) Nagios
8 9 (45.00%) Degree
9 8 (40.00%) JNCIP
9 8 (40.00%) GPON
9 8 (40.00%) Procure-to-Pay
9 8 (40.00%) Juniper
9 8 (40.00%) Nokia
9 8 (40.00%) CCNP
9 8 (40.00%) Broadband
9 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (25.00%) Network Security
11 4 (20.00%) Management Information System

Principal Network Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) BGP
1 16 (80.00%) Firewall
1 16 (80.00%) MPLS
2 14 (70.00%) OSPF
3 12 (60.00%) VPN
4 11 (55.00%) IPv6
4 11 (55.00%) Multicast
4 11 (55.00%) VoIP
5 8 (40.00%) Broadband
5 8 (40.00%) GPON
5 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (25.00%) Network Security
7 4 (20.00%) LAN
7 4 (20.00%) WAN
8 3 (15.00%) HSRP
8 3 (15.00%) IPsec
9 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (15.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.00%) IoT
4 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Network Design
2 12 (60.00%) Migration
2 12 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (40.00%) Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (15.00%) Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Architectural Design
4 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (15.00%) DevOps
4 3 (15.00%) Information Management
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.00%) Project Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Security Monitoring
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Strategic Roadmap
5 1 (5.00%) Technology Roadmap
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (75.00%) CCIE
3 9 (45.00%) Degree
4 8 (40.00%) CCNP
4 8 (40.00%) JNCIP
5 3 (15.00%) CCIE Service Provider
5 3 (15.00%) CCNA
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) SolarWinds
3 8 (40.00%) Juniper
3 8 (40.00%) Nokia
4 1 (5.00%) F5
4 1 (5.00%) Facebook
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) YouTube