Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Network Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 623 520 614
Rank change year-on-year -103 +94 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 616 875 847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.49% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.51% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 548 761 769
UK median annual salary £57,500 £51,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.65% -1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £38,175 £36,250 £38,850
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%

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 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 January 2018.

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 January 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 -126 572 £57,500 +9.52% 59
UK excluding London -52 394 £52,500 +10.53% 41
London -102 216 £62,000 +7.83% 21
South East -7 153 £57,500 +4.55% 14
Midlands -35 58 £52,500 +10.53% 6
North of England -31 53 £45,000 +5.88% 11
East of England +19 48 £65,000 +30.00% 3
South West +17 45 £39,250 -10.80% 4
West Midlands -25 41 £49,000 +3.16% 5
North West -27 30 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Yorkshire +14 23 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Scotland -25 22 £57,500 +68.28% 2
East Midlands +5 17 £58,000 +28.89% 1
Wales +14 15 £45,000 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Senior Network Engineer 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 Senior Network Engineer in the job title.

1 549 (89.12%) Cisco
2 446 (72.40%) Firewall
3 396 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
4 323 (52.44%) CCNP
5 313 (50.81%) WAN
6 284 (46.10%) BGP
7 266 (43.18%) LAN
8 263 (42.69%) MPLS
9 250 (40.58%) VPN
10 234 (37.99%) OSPF
11 213 (34.58%) Data Centre
12 203 (32.95%) Juniper
13 189 (30.68%) Cisco ASA
14 164 (26.62%) F5
14 164 (26.62%) DNS
15 161 (26.14%) CCIE
16 157 (25.49%) Network Security
17 152 (24.68%) IPsec
18 150 (24.35%) Palo Alto
19 145 (23.54%) CheckPoint
20 139 (22.56%) Cisco Nexus
21 127 (20.62%) TCP/IP
22 118 (19.16%) Cisco IOS
23 114 (18.51%) ITIL
24 111 (18.02%) Network Design
25 110 (17.86%) Wireless
25 110 (17.86%) DHCP
26 108 (17.53%) CCNA
27 102 (16.56%) VMware
28 100 (16.23%) Load Balancing

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 10 (1.62%) Skype for Business
2 9 (1.46%) CMS
3 8 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.14%) IIS
5 6 (0.97%) SAS
6 1 (0.16%) Apache
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.16%) JBoss
6 1 (0.16%) nginx
6 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 81 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.76%) SaaS
4 15 (2.44%) Office 365
5 14 (2.27%) Akamai
6 9 (1.46%) IaaS
7 6 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.32%) PaaS
11 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 446 (72.40%) Firewall
2 313 (50.81%) WAN
3 284 (46.10%) BGP
4 266 (43.18%) LAN
5 263 (42.69%) MPLS
6 250 (40.58%) VPN
7 234 (37.99%) OSPF
8 189 (30.68%) Cisco ASA
9 164 (26.62%) DNS
10 157 (25.49%) Network Security
11 152 (24.68%) IPsec
12 139 (22.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 127 (20.62%) TCP/IP
14 118 (19.16%) Cisco IOS
15 110 (17.86%) DHCP
15 110 (17.86%) Wireless
16 99 (16.07%) EIGRP
17 89 (14.45%) VoIP
18 84 (13.64%) VLAN
19 71 (11.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.65%) MySQL
3 1 (0.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.81%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 70 (11.36%) Finance
2 49 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.73%) Banking
4 12 (1.95%) Advertising
5 10 (1.62%) Retail
6 7 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.81%) Marketing
8 3 (0.49%) Automotive
8 3 (0.49%) French Language
9 2 (0.32%) Arabic Language
9 2 (0.32%) Electronics
9 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.16%) Games
10 1 (0.16%) German Language
10 1 (0.16%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.22%) 802.1X
1 26 (4.22%) HTML
2 20 (3.25%) XML
3 19 (3.08%) Web Services
4 16 (2.60%) XMPP
5 3 (0.49%) CSS
6 1 (0.16%) POSIX
6 1 (0.16%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.16%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 213 (34.58%) Data Centre
2 66 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 40 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.55%) Clustering
5 20 (3.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 20 (3.25%) PKI
6 19 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (2.11%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.46%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.97%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.97%) Replication
11 5 (0.81%) Fintech
11 5 (0.81%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.65%) FMCG
12 4 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.65%) Life Science
13 3 (0.49%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 81 (13.15%) Windows
2 80 (12.99%) Linux
3 27 (4.38%) Unix
4 25 (4.06%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.79%) Solaris
6 10 (1.62%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.49%) Android
10 3 (0.49%) SUSE
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.16%) CatOS
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (18.51%) ITIL
2 111 (18.02%) Network Design
3 100 (16.23%) Load Balancing
4 74 (12.01%) Network Monitoring
5 69 (11.20%) Network Management
6 64 (10.39%) Change Management
7 59 (9.58%) Mentoring
8 38 (6.17%) E-Commerce
9 36 (5.84%) Incident Management
9 36 (5.84%) Root Cause Analysis
10 33 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
11 31 (5.03%) Network Virtualisation
12 29 (4.71%) Network Architecture
13 28 (4.55%) High Availability
14 27 (4.38%) Service Management
15 21 (3.41%) Capacity Management
16 20 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (3.25%) Problem Management
16 20 (3.25%) Web Filtering
17 19 (3.08%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 66 (10.71%) Python
2 30 (4.87%) Perl
3 17 (2.76%) Ruby
4 15 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 15 (2.44%) C
5 13 (2.11%) Java
5 13 (2.11%) PowerShell
6 12 (1.95%) C++
7 7 (1.14%) Tcl
8 6 (0.97%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.65%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.65%) PHP
9 4 (0.65%) SQL
10 1 (0.16%) C-shell
10 1 (0.16%) Korn
Qualifications
1 396 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 323 (52.44%) CCNP
3 161 (26.14%) CCIE
4 108 (17.53%) CCNA
5 81 (13.15%) Degree
6 41 (6.66%) JNCIP
7 37 (6.01%) Security Cleared
8 34 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 34 (5.52%) ITIL Certification
8 34 (5.52%) SC Cleared
9 20 (3.25%) CCDP
10 19 (3.08%) JNCIE
11 17 (2.76%) DV Cleared
12 15 (2.44%) JNCIA
13 14 (2.27%) CCSP
13 14 (2.27%) CISSP
13 14 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (1.95%) JNCIS
15 11 (1.79%) CCDA
16 10 (1.62%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (9.90%) SLA
2 17 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.65%) PMO
5 2 (0.32%) GDPR
5 2 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 62 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (9.90%) Active Directory
3 25 (4.06%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.11%) VMware NSX
5 10 (1.62%) vSphere
6 9 (1.46%) KVM
7 8 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.97%) Xen
9 3 (0.49%) FreeRADIUS
9 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.16%) Docker
10 1 (0.16%) Firmware
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.16%) NFS
10 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 35 (5.68%) Nagios
2 31 (5.03%) Cisco Prime
3 29 (4.71%) Cacti
4 26 (4.22%) SolarWinds Orion
5 22 (3.57%) FortiGate
6 18 (2.92%) Cisco CUCM
7 16 (2.60%) Ansible
8 13 (2.11%) Puppet
9 12 (1.95%) Cisco LMS
9 12 (1.95%) Opsview
10 11 (1.79%) Cisco UCCE
10 11 (1.79%) OpenView
10 11 (1.79%) QRadar
11 10 (1.62%) SCCM
12 9 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
13 6 (0.97%) RANCID
14 5 (0.81%) OpenNMS
15 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
15 4 (0.65%) SmoothWall
16 3 (0.49%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 549 (89.12%) Cisco
2 203 (32.95%) Juniper
3 164 (26.62%) F5
4 150 (24.35%) Palo Alto
5 145 (23.54%) CheckPoint
6 102 (16.56%) VMware
7 86 (13.96%) SolarWinds
8 81 (13.15%) Fortinet
9 77 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 72 (11.69%) Citrix
11 46 (7.47%) HP
12 38 (6.17%) Riverbed
13 24 (3.90%) Arista
13 24 (3.90%) Dell
13 24 (3.90%) Meraki
14 23 (3.73%) Blue Coat
15 21 (3.41%) Aruba
15 21 (3.41%) Avaya
16 14 (2.27%) IronPort
17 12 (1.95%) Brocade