Senior Network Engineer Jobs

Senior Network Engineer
UK

The median Senior Network Engineer salary in the UK is £54,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 25 February 2024.

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

6 months to
25 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 566 743 826
Rank change year-on-year +177 +83 -261
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 261 292 309
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 216 229 248
10th Percentile £45,650 £42,817 £41,925
25th Percentile £46,500 £49,280 £51,086
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% -4.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £71,500 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% -4.35% +9.52%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 73,695 104,324 133,649
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.18% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,369 65,580 84,154
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,420 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 25 February 2024.

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 25 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +155 232 £54,000 -10.00% 47
UK excluding London +98 166 £49,500 -10.00% 32
Work from Home +103 97 £58,750 +2.17% 21
London +156 90 £72,537 +0.05% 16
South West +77 74 £49,000 +24.82% 5
Midlands +57 25 £55,000 +15.79% 7
West Midlands +84 24 £55,000 +13.97% 4
North of England +60 19 £51,250 -4.65% 5
Wales +23 19 £44,886 -25.19% 4
South East +21 14 £56,250 -6.25% 10
East of England +51 9 £63,000 +23.53% 1
Yorkshire +97 7 £60,000 +17.65% 1
North West +27 7 £60,000 +8.60% 3
Scotland -12 7 £72,500 +31.82% 1
North East +10 5 £39,005 -16.91% 1
East Midlands -2 1 £67,500 +42.11% 3

Senior Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 25 February 2024, Senior Network Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 194 (74.33%) Cisco
2 184 (70.50%) Firewall
3 146 (55.94%) WAN
4 120 (45.98%) LAN
5 86 (32.95%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (32.57%) Security Cleared
7 73 (27.97%) BGP
8 65 (24.90%) Wireless
8 65 (24.90%) Data Centre
9 64 (24.52%) MPLS
9 64 (24.52%) VPN
10 56 (21.46%) CCNP
11 52 (19.92%) Network Security
12 50 (19.16%) DV Cleared
12 50 (19.16%) CheckPoint
13 47 (18.01%) OSPF
14 46 (17.62%) Network Management
15 45 (17.24%) SD-WAN
16 42 (16.09%) Palo Alto
17 41 (15.71%) Azure
18 40 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
19 39 (14.94%) Social Skills
19 39 (14.94%) Meraki
19 39 (14.94%) Juniper
19 39 (14.94%) Wi-Fi
20 36 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
20 36 (13.79%) VLAN
21 35 (13.41%) SC Cleared
21 35 (13.41%) Aruba
21 35 (13.41%) Network Design

Senior Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.21%) Skype for Business
2 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.71%) Azure
2 34 (13.03%) AWS
3 9 (3.45%) Datadog
3 9 (3.45%) Rubrik
4 8 (3.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 8 (3.07%) IaaS
4 8 (3.07%) SaaS
5 7 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.68%) PaaS
6 2 (0.77%) AWS Direct Connect
6 2 (0.77%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (0.77%) Cohesity
6 2 (0.77%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Storage
7 1 (0.38%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 184 (70.50%) Firewall
2 146 (55.94%) WAN
3 120 (45.98%) LAN
4 73 (27.97%) BGP
5 65 (24.90%) Wireless
6 64 (24.52%) MPLS
6 64 (24.52%) VPN
7 52 (19.92%) Network Security
8 47 (18.01%) OSPF
9 45 (17.24%) SD-WAN
10 39 (14.94%) Wi-Fi
11 36 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (13.79%) VLAN
12 32 (12.26%) Cisco Firepower
13 31 (11.88%) Cisco Nexus
13 31 (11.88%) TCP/IP
14 30 (11.49%) DNS
15 24 (9.20%) Cisco ISE
16 23 (8.81%) Spanning Tree
16 23 (8.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.38%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (14.94%) Social Skills
2 29 (11.11%) Finance
3 28 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.90%) Police
5 14 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 10 (3.83%) Military
7 9 (3.45%) Local Government
8 8 (3.07%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.68%) Law
9 7 (2.68%) Retail
10 6 (2.30%) Banking
11 5 (1.92%) Games
12 4 (1.53%) Marketing
12 4 (1.53%) Public Sector
13 3 (1.15%) Aerospace
13 3 (1.15%) Legal
13 3 (1.15%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (0.77%) Billing
14 2 (0.77%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.68%) HTML
2 5 (1.92%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 65 (24.90%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.83%) Driving Licence
2 10 (3.83%) PKI
3 8 (3.07%) Virtual Team
4 7 (2.68%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.92%) NHS
6 4 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.53%) Educational Technology
6 4 (1.53%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.53%) Team-Oriented Environment
7 2 (0.77%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.77%) Molecular Biology
7 2 (0.77%) Tandem
7 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.38%) Clustering
8 1 (0.38%) CMDB
8 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.60%) Windows
2 11 (4.21%) Linux
3 8 (3.07%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.77%) Android
4 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.38%) Debian
5 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.62%) Network Management
2 40 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (13.41%) Network Design
4 31 (11.88%) ITIL
5 27 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
6 26 (9.96%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (8.81%) Business Continuity
9 21 (8.05%) Incident Management
10 19 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 17 (6.51%) Load Balancing
12 14 (5.36%) Network Architecture
12 14 (5.36%) Project Delivery
13 13 (4.98%) Customer Service
13 13 (4.98%) High Availability
13 13 (4.98%) SIEM
14 11 (4.21%) Roadmaps
15 10 (3.83%) Actionable Insight
16 8 (3.07%) DevOps
16 8 (3.07%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.51%) Python
2 10 (3.83%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.07%) C#
4 7 (2.68%) SQL
5 3 (1.15%) Bash
6 1 (0.38%) C
6 1 (0.38%) Go
6 1 (0.38%) Java
6 1 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 86 (32.95%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (32.57%) Security Cleared
3 56 (21.46%) CCNP
4 50 (19.16%) DV Cleared
5 35 (13.41%) SC Cleared
6 32 (12.26%) CCNA
7 24 (9.20%) Degree
8 20 (7.66%) CCIE
9 12 (4.60%) JNCIA
9 12 (4.60%) JNCIP
10 10 (3.83%) CCSA
11 9 (3.45%) AWS Certification
12 4 (1.53%) Azure Certification
12 4 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.53%) CWNA
12 4 (1.53%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.53%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.15%) MCP
13 3 (1.15%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.77%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.83%) SLA
2 6 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 6 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.92%) NCSC
4 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.21%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.92%) vSphere
4 4 (1.53%) Firmware
4 4 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (7.28%) FortiGate
2 14 (5.36%) Ansible
3 9 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (2.68%) Stealthwatch
5 6 (2.30%) Terraform
6 5 (1.92%) Nagios
7 4 (1.53%) Icinga
7 4 (1.53%) Puppet
8 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.15%) Nessus
9 2 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.77%) Grafana
9 2 (0.77%) Opsview
9 2 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.77%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.77%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.38%) Progress Chef
10 1 (0.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 194 (74.33%) Cisco
2 50 (19.16%) CheckPoint
3 42 (16.09%) Palo Alto
4 39 (14.94%) Juniper
4 39 (14.94%) Meraki
5 35 (13.41%) Aruba
6 33 (12.64%) Microsoft
7 29 (11.11%) SolarWinds
8 24 (9.20%) VMware
9 17 (6.51%) HP
9 17 (6.51%) Mitel
10 13 (4.98%) F5
10 13 (4.98%) Fortinet
10 13 (4.98%) Nokia
11 11 (4.21%) Avaya
11 11 (4.21%) NetApp
11 11 (4.21%) Veeam
12 9 (3.45%) LogicMonitor
12 9 (3.45%) Splunk
13 7 (2.68%) Citrix