Period
to 26 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Network Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

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
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 507 575 709
Rank change year-on-year +68 +134 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 279 498 428
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 254 437 363
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

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 61,838 118,405 144,686
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50,176 95,818 117,168
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Senior Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Network Engineer over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Top 16 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 26 January 2021. 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 +62 259 £55,000 -8.33% 46
UK excluding London +75 154 £52,500 - 35
London +114 112 £72,500 +11.54% 11
North of England +129 75 £47,500 -5.00% 12
Yorkshire +70 35 £52,500 +5.00% 3
North West +84 31 £47,500 -5.00% 8
South East +56 25 £55,000 -4.35% 10
Work from Home -62 25 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Midlands +42 19 £55,000 +4.76% 9
East of England +68 15 £55,000 +15.79% 3
West Midlands +39 15 £55,000 +4.76% 7
South West +65 12 £52,500 +10.53% 1
North East +18 9 £40,750 -1.81% 1
Scotland +39 5 £56,250 +7.14%
East Midlands +34 4 £50,000 +6.38% 2
Wales - 3 £42,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2021, 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.

1 222 (79.57%) Cisco
2 202 (72.40%) Cisco Certification
2 202 (72.40%) Firewall
3 160 (57.35%) WAN
4 158 (56.63%) CCNP
5 127 (45.52%) LAN
6 102 (36.56%) BGP
6 102 (36.56%) Network Security
7 78 (27.96%) Juniper
8 77 (27.60%) VPN
9 76 (27.24%) OSPF
10 69 (24.73%) MPLS
11 67 (24.01%) CCNA
12 66 (23.66%) Cisco ASA
13 63 (22.58%) VoIP
13 63 (22.58%) Finance
14 61 (21.86%) Palo Alto
15 60 (21.51%) Data Centre
15 60 (21.51%) Wireless
16 58 (20.79%) CheckPoint
17 49 (17.56%) DNS
17 49 (17.56%) F5
18 47 (16.85%) Wi-Fi
19 46 (16.49%) CCIE
20 45 (16.13%) Microsoft
21 44 (15.77%) Azure
22 43 (15.41%) Linux
22 43 (15.41%) Telecoms
22 43 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
23 40 (14.34%) VMware

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 11 (3.94%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.72%) Apache
2 2 (0.72%) IIS
2 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (6.09%) MS Visio
2 16 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (15.77%) Azure
2 34 (12.19%) AWS
3 27 (9.68%) Office 365
4 17 (6.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 11 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (3.94%) Route 53
5 11 (3.94%) Slack
6 10 (3.58%) GCP
7 3 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.72%) Cloud9 IDE
8 2 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 202 (72.40%) Firewall
2 160 (57.35%) WAN
3 127 (45.52%) LAN
4 102 (36.56%) BGP
4 102 (36.56%) Network Security
5 77 (27.60%) VPN
6 76 (27.24%) OSPF
7 69 (24.73%) MPLS
8 66 (23.66%) Cisco ASA
9 63 (22.58%) VoIP
10 60 (21.51%) Wireless
11 49 (17.56%) DNS
12 47 (16.85%) Wi-Fi
13 39 (13.98%) VLAN
14 38 (13.62%) TCP/IP
15 37 (13.26%) Cisco Nexus
16 34 (12.19%) DHCP
17 27 (9.68%) Junos
18 23 (8.24%) Wireshark
19 22 (7.89%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 63 (22.58%) Finance
2 43 (15.41%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.81%) Banking
4 8 (2.87%) Law
5 7 (2.51%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.43%) Marketing
7 3 (1.08%) Retail
8 2 (0.72%) Electronics
8 2 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Military
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.08%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.08%) Middleware
2 2 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (0.72%) HTML
2 2 (0.72%) JSON
3 1 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.36%) Leaflet
3 1 (0.36%) REST
3 1 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (21.51%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.43%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.43%) Wiki
7 3 (1.08%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.08%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.72%) Blog
8 2 (0.72%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.36%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.36%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.41%) Linux
2 26 (9.32%) Windows
3 11 (3.94%) Mac OS X
3 11 (3.94%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.79%) Ubuntu
4 5 (1.79%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.08%) Unix
5 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
2 39 (13.98%) Network Design
3 35 (12.54%) Network Monitoring
4 33 (11.83%) ITIL
5 28 (10.04%) Network Management
6 25 (8.96%) DevOps
7 22 (7.89%) Network Virtualisation
8 21 (7.53%) Capacity Planning
8 21 (7.53%) Load Balancing
9 20 (7.17%) Project Delivery
10 19 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (6.81%) Network Architecture
11 17 (6.09%) Change Management
11 17 (6.09%) Problem Management
11 17 (6.09%) SIEM
12 16 (5.73%) Mentoring
13 14 (5.02%) B2B
13 14 (5.02%) Computer Science
13 14 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 12 (4.30%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.26%) Python
2 8 (2.87%) PHP
3 3 (1.08%) Lisp
3 3 (1.08%) R
4 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.36%) C
5 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 202 (72.40%) Cisco Certification
2 158 (56.63%) CCNP
3 67 (24.01%) CCNA
4 46 (16.49%) CCIE
5 26 (9.32%) JNCIS
6 25 (8.96%) CCDP
7 21 (7.53%) Degree
8 20 (7.17%) JNCIA
8 20 (7.17%) Security Cleared
9 16 (5.73%) SC Cleared
10 14 (5.02%) JNCIP
11 12 (4.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (3.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 7 (2.51%) DV Cleared
15 6 (2.15%) CCSA
16 4 (1.43%) CISSP
16 4 (1.43%) JNCIE
17 3 (1.08%) CISM
17 3 (1.08%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.58%) SLA
2 8 (2.87%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.72%) GDPR
3 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) COBIT
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.17%) VMware Server
3 15 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.79%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.08%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (0.72%) pfSense
8 1 (0.36%) Docker
8 1 (0.36%) Firmware
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (11.47%) Ansible
2 17 (6.09%) Nagios
3 14 (5.02%) Puppet
4 11 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (3.58%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (3.23%) Terraform
7 6 (2.15%) SmoothWall
8 5 (1.79%) Cacti
8 5 (1.79%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.72%) Amdocs OSS
11 2 (0.72%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.72%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.72%) Nmap
11 2 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.36%) SCCM
12 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 222 (79.57%) Cisco
2 78 (27.96%) Juniper
3 61 (21.86%) Palo Alto
4 58 (20.79%) CheckPoint
5 49 (17.56%) F5
6 45 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 40 (14.34%) VMware
8 35 (12.54%) Meraki
9 23 (8.24%) Blue Coat
10 22 (7.89%) Fortinet
11 21 (7.53%) SolarWinds
12 17 (6.09%) Zscaler
13 16 (5.73%) Riverbed
14 15 (5.38%) Netskope
15 13 (4.66%) Aruba
15 13 (4.66%) Avaya
16 11 (3.94%) Infoblox
17 7 (2.51%) CyberArk
17 7 (2.51%) HP
18 6 (2.15%) Mitel