Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Network Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 720 654 543
Rank change year-on-year -66 -111 +80
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 410 615 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.35% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.37% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 324 546 757
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +11.65% -1.90%
10th Percentile £37,063 £38,125 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,375 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.05% +10.53% -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 144,895 166,820 170,398
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,811 135,425 141,889
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.28%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -61 391 £55,000 -4.35% 67
UK excluding London -73 245 £50,375 -4.05% 44
London -4 162 £62,500 +0.81% 28
South East -41 76 £52,500 -8.70% 18
Midlands +25 54 £50,000 -4.76% 3
West Midlands +54 44 £50,000 +2.04% 3
North of England +23 43 £50,750 +12.78% 11
East of England +19 35 £60,000 -4.00% 1
North West +29 25 £52,500 +16.67% 1
South West -14 21 £45,625 +16.99% 6
Yorkshire +17 16 £50,000 +25.00% 6
East Midlands +12 10 £55,000 -5.17%
Scotland -8 9 £45,000 -21.74% 3
Wales +4 7 £37,000 -17.78% 2
North East - 2 £47,500 - 4

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 339 (82.68%) Cisco
2 294 (71.71%) Firewall
3 272 (66.34%) Cisco Certification
4 242 (59.02%) CCNP
5 207 (50.49%) WAN
6 180 (43.90%) LAN
7 158 (38.54%) CheckPoint
8 123 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
9 119 (29.02%) OSPF
9 119 (29.02%) BGP
10 117 (28.54%) Network Security
11 109 (26.59%) F5
12 106 (25.85%) Juniper
13 104 (25.37%) Cisco Nexus
14 103 (25.12%) MPLS
14 103 (25.12%) VPN
15 100 (24.39%) CCNA
16 97 (23.66%) CCIE
17 94 (22.93%) Data Centre
18 86 (20.98%) TCP/IP
19 85 (20.73%) Palo Alto
20 82 (20.00%) Wireless
21 76 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
22 74 (18.05%) Finance
23 73 (17.80%) Degree
24 70 (17.07%) VMware
25 68 (16.59%) Linux
26 64 (15.61%) DNS
27 63 (15.37%) ITIL
28 61 (14.88%) VoIP

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 23 (5.61%) IIS
2 17 (4.15%) Apache
3 11 (2.68%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.68%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.71%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.22%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.73%) nginx
7 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.20%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.17%) Office 365
4 4 (0.98%) SaaS
5 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.24%) IaaS
6 1 (0.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 294 (71.71%) Firewall
2 207 (50.49%) WAN
3 180 (43.90%) LAN
4 123 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 119 (29.02%) BGP
5 119 (29.02%) OSPF
6 117 (28.54%) Network Security
7 104 (25.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 103 (25.12%) MPLS
8 103 (25.12%) VPN
9 86 (20.98%) TCP/IP
10 82 (20.00%) Wireless
11 64 (15.61%) DNS
12 61 (14.88%) VoIP
13 56 (13.66%) DHCP
13 56 (13.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 54 (13.17%) Cisco IOS
15 51 (12.44%) VLAN
15 51 (12.44%) Wi-Fi
16 48 (11.71%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.46%) MySQL
3 2 (0.49%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.49%) Redis
3 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.73%) JIRA
2 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 74 (18.05%) Finance
2 43 (10.49%) Banking
3 36 (8.78%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.93%) Aerospace
5 11 (2.68%) Law
6 10 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.20%) Marketing
7 9 (2.20%) Retail
8 7 (1.71%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.49%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.88%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.71%) Web Services
3 6 (1.46%) LAMP
4 5 (1.22%) .NET
4 5 (1.22%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.22%) LDAP
5 4 (0.98%) ServiceStack
6 3 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.73%) HTML
6 3 (0.73%) XML
7 2 (0.49%) WCF
8 1 (0.24%) Ajax
8 1 (0.24%) JSON
8 1 (0.24%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.24%) XMPP
8 1 (0.24%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (22.93%) Data Centre
2 51 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.44%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.95%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.46%) Fintech
7 6 (1.46%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.46%) User Experience
8 5 (1.22%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.22%) Clustering
8 5 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (0.98%) CESG
10 3 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.73%) NHS
11 2 (0.49%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.49%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 68 (16.59%) Linux
2 60 (14.63%) Windows
3 26 (6.34%) Windows Server
4 21 (5.12%) Unix
5 15 (3.66%) CentOS
5 15 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.93%) Debian
8 8 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.73%) SUSE
11 2 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.24%) Solaris
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
2 63 (15.37%) ITIL
3 51 (12.44%) Load Balancing
4 50 (12.20%) Network Management
5 46 (11.22%) Computer Science
6 44 (10.73%) Network Design
7 42 (10.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 42 (10.24%) Mentoring
8 35 (8.54%) Network Monitoring
9 31 (7.56%) Root Cause Analysis
10 26 (6.34%) Service Delivery
11 25 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 24 (5.85%) Change Management
13 23 (5.61%) Technical Leadership
13 23 (5.61%) Time Management
14 21 (5.12%) High Availability
15 19 (4.63%) Kalman Filter
16 17 (4.15%) Capacity Planning
16 17 (4.15%) Data Protection
16 17 (4.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.85%) Python
2 14 (3.41%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.93%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.20%) Tcl
5 8 (1.95%) Perl
6 7 (1.71%) SQL
7 5 (1.22%) C
7 5 (1.22%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.22%) PHP
7 5 (1.22%) VBScript
8 2 (0.49%) VB
9 1 (0.24%) AWK
9 1 (0.24%) Ruby
9 1 (0.24%) sed
9 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 272 (66.34%) Cisco Certification
2 242 (59.02%) CCNP
3 100 (24.39%) CCNA
4 97 (23.66%) CCIE
5 73 (17.80%) Degree
6 45 (10.98%) Security Cleared
7 44 (10.73%) SC Cleared
8 31 (7.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 28 (6.83%) CCDP
10 19 (4.63%) CCSA
11 18 (4.39%) CCSE
12 15 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (3.41%) CCIE Security
13 14 (3.41%) JNCIP
14 12 (2.93%) CISSP
14 12 (2.93%) JNCIE
15 11 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (1.95%) MCSE
17 7 (1.71%) CCIP
17 7 (1.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.61%) GDPR
2 15 (3.66%) PCI DSS
2 15 (3.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (1.95%) SLA
5 7 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (1.22%) QA
7 4 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.66%) VMware NSX
4 13 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.44%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.95%) vSphere
7 5 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.22%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.24%) Docker
8 1 (0.24%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 18 (4.39%) Nagios
2 14 (3.41%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (2.44%) FortiGate
4 9 (2.20%) ArcSight ESM
5 7 (1.71%) Nessus
6 6 (1.46%) Ansible
6 6 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.49%) Graylog
8 2 (0.49%) Packer
8 2 (0.49%) RANCID
8 2 (0.49%) SCCM
8 2 (0.49%) SCOM
8 2 (0.49%) SCSM
8 2 (0.49%) Terraform
8 2 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.49%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.24%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.24%) Opsview
9 1 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 339 (82.68%) Cisco
2 158 (38.54%) CheckPoint
3 109 (26.59%) F5
4 106 (25.85%) Juniper
5 85 (20.73%) Palo Alto
6 70 (17.07%) VMware
7 49 (11.95%) Microsoft
8 47 (11.46%) Fortinet
9 41 (10.00%) Meraki
10 38 (9.27%) SolarWinds
11 33 (8.05%) HP
12 26 (6.34%) Blue Coat
13 20 (4.88%) Riverbed
14 16 (3.90%) Brocade
15 15 (3.66%) Dell
16 11 (2.68%) Red Hat
17 9 (2.20%) ArcSight
17 9 (2.20%) Aruba
17 9 (2.20%) Nokia
18 8 (1.95%) SonicWALL