Period
to 17 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Network Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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

Senior Network Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 670 698 594
Rank change year-on-year +28 -104 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 454 519 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.32% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 337 446 649
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £40,600
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £73,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%

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 136,936 163,785 169,423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.18% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 109,229 131,985 136,782
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,125 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Senior Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. 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 +41 433 £55,000 -3.51% 80
UK excluding London +17 292 £50,000 -4.76% 57
London +44 150 £65,000 +8.33% 26
South East +35 92 £60,000 +4.35% 18
North of England -1 59 £48,750 +8.33% 10
Midlands +37 57 £51,250 +2.50% 15
West Midlands +20 44 £47,500 -17.39% 4
South West +6 42 £45,000 -5.26% 4
North West +12 34 £48,750 -2.50% 7
East of England +69 32 £42,500 -37.04% 7
Yorkshire -5 20 £52,250 +22.94% 3
East Midlands +22 13 £55,000 +34.97% 11
Scotland +16 9 £51,500 -1.90% 1
North East - 5 £40,915 -
Wales -3 1 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, Senior Network Engineer 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 Senior Network Engineer in the job title.

1 375 (82.60%) Cisco
2 316 (69.60%) Cisco Certification
3 289 (63.66%) Firewall
4 262 (57.71%) CCNP
5 259 (57.05%) WAN
6 189 (41.63%) LAN
7 157 (34.58%) Data Centre
8 148 (32.60%) Network Security
8 148 (32.60%) Wireless
9 147 (32.38%) OSPF
10 136 (29.96%) F5
11 129 (28.41%) Palo Alto
12 121 (26.65%) Cisco ASA
13 119 (26.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 119 (26.21%) BGP
14 117 (25.77%) MPLS
15 108 (23.79%) CheckPoint
16 105 (23.13%) VPN
17 104 (22.91%) CCNA
18 100 (22.03%) CCIE
19 89 (19.60%) TCP/IP
19 89 (19.60%) Load Balancing
20 86 (18.94%) Network Design
20 86 (18.94%) ITIL
21 84 (18.50%) Juniper
22 68 (14.98%) DNS
23 65 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
24 62 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
25 61 (13.44%) VLAN
26 58 (12.78%) Degree

Senior 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (1.98%) Apache
1 9 (1.98%) IIS
1 9 (1.98%) Tomcat
1 9 (1.98%) WebLogic
2 6 (1.32%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.88%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 62 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (9.91%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.54%) Office 365
4 3 (0.66%) IaaS
5 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) Akamai
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 289 (63.66%) Firewall
2 259 (57.05%) WAN
3 189 (41.63%) LAN
4 148 (32.60%) Network Security
4 148 (32.60%) Wireless
5 147 (32.38%) OSPF
6 121 (26.65%) Cisco ASA
7 119 (26.21%) BGP
7 119 (26.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 117 (25.77%) MPLS
9 105 (23.13%) VPN
10 89 (19.60%) TCP/IP
11 68 (14.98%) DNS
12 61 (13.44%) VLAN
13 57 (12.56%) EIGRP
14 49 (10.79%) VoIP
15 46 (10.13%) DHCP
15 46 (10.13%) Multicast
15 46 (10.13%) Wi-Fi
16 44 (9.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.44%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.22%) Big Data
2 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.22%) MS Access
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (4.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.66%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
General
1 48 (10.57%) Finance
2 33 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 29 (6.39%) Retail
4 15 (3.30%) Banking
5 12 (2.64%) Financial Institution
5 12 (2.64%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.10%) Marketing
7 4 (0.88%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.44%) Advertising
8 2 (0.44%) Back Office
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
8 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.54%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.32%) Web Services
3 2 (0.44%) WCF
4 1 (0.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 157 (34.58%) Data Centre
2 35 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.51%) Virtual Team
4 24 (5.29%) Driving Licence
5 13 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.64%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.76%) NHS
8 5 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.44%) CCTV
10 2 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.44%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.44%) FMCG
10 2 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.44%) PKI
10 2 (0.44%) Wiki
11 1 (0.22%) CESG
11 1 (0.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (12.56%) Linux
2 30 (6.61%) Windows
3 25 (5.51%) CentOS
3 25 (5.51%) Debian
4 17 (3.74%) Unix
5 16 (3.52%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.22%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (19.60%) Load Balancing
2 86 (18.94%) ITIL
2 86 (18.94%) Network Design
3 65 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (11.89%) Project Management
5 45 (9.91%) Network Monitoring
6 43 (9.47%) Mentoring
7 36 (7.93%) Line Management
8 27 (5.95%) Change Control
8 27 (5.95%) Network Management
9 26 (5.73%) Change Management
10 24 (5.29%) Computer Science
11 23 (5.07%) Migration
11 23 (5.07%) Root Cause Analysis
12 20 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
13 19 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
13 19 (4.19%) Network Architecture
13 19 (4.19%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.96%) Configuration Management
15 17 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.08%) Python
2 4 (0.88%) C
3 3 (0.66%) Tcl
4 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.22%) C++
5 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.22%) Ruby
5 1 (0.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 316 (69.60%) Cisco Certification
2 262 (57.71%) CCNP
3 104 (22.91%) CCNA
4 100 (22.03%) CCIE
5 58 (12.78%) Degree
6 19 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (3.96%) JNCIP
8 16 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (3.30%) CCDP
9 15 (3.30%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 14 (3.08%) MCSE
10 14 (3.08%) Security Cleared
11 13 (2.86%) CCSA
11 13 (2.86%) CCSE
11 13 (2.86%) JNCIS
11 13 (2.86%) SC Cleared
12 11 (2.42%) CISSP
12 11 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.76%) JNCIA
13 8 (1.76%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.85%) SLA
2 5 (1.10%) QA
3 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.88%) PMO
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.42%) VMware NSX
3 10 (2.20%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.54%) ProxySG
6 5 (1.10%) Firmware
7 2 (0.44%) KVM
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (3.30%) Nagios
2 14 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (3.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 12 (2.64%) Ansible
3 12 (2.64%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (2.64%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.32%) Stealthwatch
4 6 (1.32%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.88%) Cacti
5 4 (0.88%) Puppet
6 3 (0.66%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.66%) Terraform
7 2 (0.44%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (0.44%) Nmap
7 2 (0.44%) Opsview
8 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.22%) Iperf
8 1 (0.22%) Nessus
8 1 (0.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 375 (82.60%) Cisco
2 136 (29.96%) F5
3 129 (28.41%) Palo Alto
4 108 (23.79%) CheckPoint
5 84 (18.50%) Juniper
6 58 (12.78%) Meraki
7 57 (12.56%) VMware
8 49 (10.79%) Microsoft
9 39 (8.59%) SolarWinds
10 33 (7.27%) Fortinet
11 22 (4.85%) HP
12 20 (4.41%) Splunk
13 15 (3.30%) Blue Coat
13 15 (3.30%) Dell
13 15 (3.30%) Riverbed
14 14 (3.08%) Citrix
15 13 (2.86%) Google
16 10 (2.20%) Brocade
16 10 (2.20%) Forcepoint
16 10 (2.20%) Infoblox