Period
to 19 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Network Engineer was £57,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 622 776 633
Rank change year-on-year +154 -143 -71
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 501 408 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.25% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.26% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 384 341 587
UK median annual salary £57,250 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.05% -8.70% +11.65%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +14.58%

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 130,704 155,424 171,253
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 95.88% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 104,568 125,168 137,308
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +174 478 £57,500 +4.55% 64
UK excluding London +105 301 £50,000 - 46
London +128 188 £65,000 +2.36% 23
South East +87 115 £53,750 +2.38% 16
Midlands +31 63 £52,500 +6.06% 13
East of England +81 49 £47,500 -20.83% 3
West Midlands +24 40 £52,500 +5.00% 10
North of England +13 35 £50,000 +5.26% 7
South West +7 28 £47,500 -12.04% 2
East Midlands +29 23 £55,000 +22.22% 3
North West +16 19 £51,250 +7.89% 2
Yorkshire +14 13 £50,000 +8.11% 3
Scotland +27 10 £45,000 - 5
North East - 3 £45,000 - 2
Wales -10 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 408 (81.44%) Cisco
2 364 (72.65%) Cisco Certification
3 309 (61.68%) Firewall
4 297 (59.28%) CCNP
5 287 (57.29%) WAN
6 249 (49.70%) LAN
7 205 (40.92%) Data Centre
8 189 (37.72%) OSPF
9 188 (37.52%) BGP
10 163 (32.53%) Network Security
11 152 (30.34%) MPLS
12 141 (28.14%) Palo Alto
13 140 (27.94%) F5
14 127 (25.35%) Wireless
15 125 (24.95%) VPN
16 118 (23.55%) Juniper
17 116 (23.15%) TCP/IP
18 115 (22.95%) ITIL
19 114 (22.75%) CCIE
19 114 (22.75%) CheckPoint
20 110 (21.96%) CCNA
21 109 (21.76%) Load Balancing
22 108 (21.56%) Cisco Nexus
23 102 (20.36%) Cisco ASA
24 101 (20.16%) Network Design
25 75 (14.97%) Azure
26 74 (14.77%) VLAN
27 68 (13.57%) Finance
27 68 (13.57%) DNS
28 65 (12.97%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (1.20%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.00%) Confluence
3 4 (0.80%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 9 (1.80%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 75 (14.97%) Azure
2 46 (9.18%) AWS
3 7 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (1.20%) Office 365
5 4 (0.80%) SaaS
6 3 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 309 (61.68%) Firewall
2 287 (57.29%) WAN
3 249 (49.70%) LAN
4 189 (37.72%) OSPF
5 188 (37.52%) BGP
6 163 (32.53%) Network Security
7 152 (30.34%) MPLS
8 127 (25.35%) Wireless
9 125 (24.95%) VPN
10 116 (23.15%) TCP/IP
11 108 (21.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 102 (20.36%) Cisco ASA
13 74 (14.77%) VLAN
14 68 (13.57%) DNS
15 60 (11.98%) WLAN
16 55 (10.98%) VoIP
17 52 (10.38%) Ethernet
18 51 (10.18%) IP Telephony
18 51 (10.18%) Multicast
19 48 (9.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.00%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.20%) Big Data
2 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.20%) MS Access
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (5.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.00%) Fiddler
2 5 (1.00%) JIRA
3 4 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 68 (13.57%) Finance
2 51 (10.18%) Telecoms
3 41 (8.18%) Retail
4 34 (6.79%) Banking
5 15 (2.99%) Public Sector
6 10 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.00%) Back Office
8 5 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.80%) Marketing
9 4 (0.80%) Police
10 3 (0.60%) Electronics
10 3 (0.60%) Law
11 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.40%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.79%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.20%) COM
2 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.20%) JBoss Seam
2 1 (0.20%) Jinja
2 1 (0.20%) JSON
2 1 (0.20%) SAML
2 1 (0.20%) Web Services
2 1 (0.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 205 (40.92%) Data Centre
2 44 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (3.19%) Driving Licence
5 12 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.40%) NHS
6 11 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (1.60%) PKI
8 7 (1.40%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.20%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.00%) FMCG
11 3 (0.60%) Blog
11 3 (0.60%) CCTV
11 3 (0.60%) Clustering
11 3 (0.60%) Fibre Optics
12 1 (0.20%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.20%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 61 (12.18%) Linux
2 31 (6.19%) Unix
3 23 (4.59%) Windows
4 13 (2.59%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.80%) CentOS
5 9 (1.80%) Debian
6 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.20%) Android
7 1 (0.20%) Solaris
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (22.95%) ITIL
2 109 (21.76%) Load Balancing
3 101 (20.16%) Network Design
4 65 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (8.78%) Network Monitoring
6 42 (8.38%) Mentoring
7 35 (6.99%) Migration
7 35 (6.99%) Project Management
7 35 (6.99%) Root Cause Analysis
8 30 (5.99%) Network Management
9 27 (5.39%) Service Delivery
10 26 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 26 (5.19%) Project Delivery
11 23 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
12 21 (4.19%) Computer Science
13 20 (3.99%) Technical Leadership
14 18 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 18 (3.59%) Kalman Filter
15 17 (3.39%) Capacity Management
15 17 (3.39%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.79%) Python
2 9 (1.80%) Bash Shell
3 4 (0.80%) JavaScript
3 4 (0.80%) Perl
4 3 (0.60%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.40%) C
6 1 (0.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 364 (72.65%) Cisco Certification
2 297 (59.28%) CCNP
3 114 (22.75%) CCIE
4 110 (21.96%) CCNA
5 63 (12.57%) Degree
6 36 (7.19%) JNCIS
7 29 (5.79%) JNCIP
8 27 (5.39%) CCDP
9 21 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (3.99%) JNCIE
11 17 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (3.19%) JNCIA
13 14 (2.79%) CCSA
14 12 (2.40%) MCSE
15 11 (2.20%) CCSE
15 11 (2.20%) SC Cleared
15 11 (2.20%) Security Cleared
16 7 (1.40%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 5 (1.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.19%) SLA
2 6 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.20%) QA
3 2 (0.40%) GDPR
3 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) PMO
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (3.99%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.79%) VMware NSX
4 12 (2.40%) Firmware
5 6 (1.20%) ProxySG
5 6 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (4.99%) Ansible
1 25 (4.99%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (3.99%) Cisco UCCX
3 16 (3.19%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (2.40%) FortiGate
5 9 (1.80%) Puppet
5 9 (1.80%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (1.20%) Nagios
6 6 (1.20%) Stealthwatch
7 5 (1.00%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.60%) Cisco LMS
9 3 (0.60%) Iperf
10 2 (0.40%) Cacti
10 2 (0.40%) Salt
10 2 (0.40%) SCCM
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.20%) Opsview
11 1 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 408 (81.44%) Cisco
2 141 (28.14%) Palo Alto
3 140 (27.94%) F5
4 118 (23.55%) Juniper
5 114 (22.75%) CheckPoint
6 62 (12.38%) Meraki
7 51 (10.18%) Fortinet
7 51 (10.18%) Microsoft
8 48 (9.58%) SolarWinds
9 46 (9.18%) HP
10 38 (7.58%) VMware
11 28 (5.59%) Citrix
12 22 (4.39%) Splunk
13 20 (3.99%) Aruba
14 17 (3.39%) Brocade
15 15 (2.99%) Blue Coat
16 13 (2.59%) Arista
16 13 (2.59%) Extreme Networks
16 13 (2.59%) Infoblox
17 11 (2.20%) Forcepoint