Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Network Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 616 549 609
Rank change year-on-year -67 +60 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 675 869 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.46% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.48% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 587 792 819
UK median annual salary £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.65% -6.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £39,217
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,175 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.58% -4.00% +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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -74 629 £58,000 +10.48% 21
UK excluding London -46 401 £55,000 +14.58% 14
London -59 268 £62,500 +8.70% 8
South East +30 160 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Midlands +3 60 £52,750 +11.05% 2
East of England +28 57 £67,500 +35.00% 1
North of England -65 53 £47,500 +3.26% 7
West Midlands -6 43 £50,000 +5.26% 1
North West -28 38 £47,250 +11.18% 2
South West +28 31 £39,000 -11.36% 2
Scotland +3 27 £57,500 +57.05%
East Midlands +24 17 £58,000 +28.89% 1
Yorkshire -12 15 £52,000 +1.96% 5
Wales +10 11 £45,000 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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.

1 591 (87.56%) Cisco
2 483 (71.56%) Firewall
3 456 (67.56%) Cisco Certification
4 383 (56.74%) CCNP
5 345 (51.11%) BGP
6 308 (45.63%) WAN
7 296 (43.85%) OSPF
8 292 (43.26%) MPLS
9 256 (37.93%) LAN
10 251 (37.19%) Juniper
11 250 (37.04%) VPN
12 211 (31.26%) Data Centre
13 209 (30.96%) CCIE
14 207 (30.67%) Cisco ASA
15 182 (26.96%) F5
16 178 (26.37%) Cisco Nexus
17 177 (26.22%) Palo Alto
18 175 (25.93%) CheckPoint
19 173 (25.63%) Network Security
20 158 (23.41%) DNS
21 157 (23.26%) IPsec
22 149 (22.07%) Network Design
23 140 (20.74%) Wireless
24 139 (20.59%) TCP/IP
25 124 (18.37%) Load Balancing
26 119 (17.63%) ITIL
27 111 (16.44%) CCNA
28 109 (16.15%) Linux
29 107 (15.85%) EIGRP
30 99 (14.67%) DHCP

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 9 (1.33%) CMS
1 9 (1.33%) SAS
2 8 (1.19%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.59%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.44%) IIS
5 2 (0.30%) Apache
5 2 (0.30%) JBoss
5 2 (0.30%) nginx
6 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 18 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 88 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 12 (1.78%) Office 365
5 10 (1.48%) Akamai
5 10 (1.48%) SaaS
6 9 (1.33%) IaaS
7 4 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 483 (71.56%) Firewall
2 345 (51.11%) BGP
3 308 (45.63%) WAN
4 296 (43.85%) OSPF
5 292 (43.26%) MPLS
6 256 (37.93%) LAN
7 250 (37.04%) VPN
8 207 (30.67%) Cisco ASA
9 178 (26.37%) Cisco Nexus
10 173 (25.63%) Network Security
11 158 (23.41%) DNS
12 157 (23.26%) IPsec
13 140 (20.74%) Wireless
14 139 (20.59%) TCP/IP
15 107 (15.85%) EIGRP
16 99 (14.67%) DHCP
17 96 (14.22%) Cisco IOS
18 92 (13.63%) VLAN
19 88 (13.04%) VoIP
20 79 (11.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.04%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
General
1 77 (11.41%) Finance
2 62 (9.19%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.15%) Banking
4 10 (1.48%) Advertising
4 10 (1.48%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.04%) Marketing
7 5 (0.74%) Automotive
7 5 (0.74%) Electronics
7 5 (0.74%) Law
7 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.74%) Retail
8 3 (0.44%) French Language
8 3 (0.44%) Local Government
9 2 (0.30%) Arabic Language
9 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.15%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
10 1 (0.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.44%) 802.1X
2 22 (3.26%) HTML
3 19 (2.81%) Web Services
4 16 (2.37%) XML
5 13 (1.93%) XMPP
6 4 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.15%) POSIX
7 1 (0.15%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 211 (31.26%) Data Centre
2 72 (10.67%) Computer Science
3 33 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (4.30%) Video Conferencing
5 25 (3.70%) Clustering
5 25 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 24 (3.56%) PKI
7 16 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.22%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.04%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.89%) Equities
12 6 (0.89%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.59%) Eurex
13 4 (0.59%) FMCG
13 4 (0.59%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 109 (16.15%) Linux
2 93 (13.78%) Windows
3 37 (5.48%) Unix
4 24 (3.56%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.07%) Solaris
6 10 (1.48%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.89%) CentOS
9 4 (0.59%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.44%) Android
10 3 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.15%) CatOS
12 1 (0.15%) Debian
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (22.07%) Network Design
2 124 (18.37%) Load Balancing
3 119 (17.63%) ITIL
4 80 (11.85%) Network Monitoring
5 77 (11.41%) Network Management
6 66 (9.78%) Mentoring
7 57 (8.44%) Change Management
8 40 (5.93%) Kalman Filter
9 39 (5.78%) High Availability
10 37 (5.48%) E-Commerce
11 33 (4.89%) Root Cause Analysis
12 31 (4.59%) Incident Management
13 30 (4.44%) Change Control
13 30 (4.44%) Problem Management
14 28 (4.15%) Web Filtering
15 24 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (3.41%) Service Delivery
17 22 (3.26%) Analytics
17 22 (3.26%) Security Operations
17 22 (3.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 55 (8.15%) Python
2 27 (4.00%) Perl
3 21 (3.11%) Ruby
4 18 (2.67%) Bash Shell
5 17 (2.52%) PowerShell
6 13 (1.93%) C
6 13 (1.93%) Java
7 12 (1.78%) C++
8 8 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.04%) Tcl
10 4 (0.59%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.15%) C-shell
11 1 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 456 (67.56%) Cisco Certification
2 383 (56.74%) CCNP
3 209 (30.96%) CCIE
4 111 (16.44%) CCNA
5 86 (12.74%) Degree
6 34 (5.04%) ITIL Certification
7 33 (4.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 33 (4.89%) JNCIP
7 33 (4.89%) Security Cleared
8 30 (4.44%) CCDP
9 26 (3.85%) SC Cleared
10 19 (2.81%) JNCIE
11 17 (2.52%) CCSP
12 15 (2.22%) CISSP
13 14 (2.07%) CCSA
14 11 (1.63%) CCVP
14 11 (1.63%) JNCIA
15 10 (1.48%) CCDA
15 10 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (1.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (9.19%) SLA
2 12 (1.78%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.33%) PMO
4 8 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 27 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.67%) KVM
5 15 (2.22%) Xen
6 11 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.89%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.44%) vSphere
9 2 (0.30%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.15%) Docker
10 1 (0.15%) Firmware
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.15%) NFS
10 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (6.96%) SolarWinds Orion
2 31 (4.59%) Cacti
2 31 (4.59%) Cisco Prime
3 27 (4.00%) FortiGate
4 26 (3.85%) Nagios
5 21 (3.11%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (2.22%) OpenView
7 14 (2.07%) Ansible
7 14 (2.07%) QRadar
8 10 (1.48%) Cisco UCCE
9 9 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (1.04%) Puppet
10 7 (1.04%) SCCM
11 6 (0.89%) SCOM
12 5 (0.74%) SmokePing
13 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.59%) SmoothWall
14 3 (0.44%) Cisco LMS
14 3 (0.44%) Opsview
15 2 (0.30%) Graylog
Vendors
1 591 (87.56%) Cisco
2 251 (37.19%) Juniper
3 182 (26.96%) F5
4 177 (26.22%) Palo Alto
5 175 (25.93%) CheckPoint
6 94 (13.93%) Fortinet
7 93 (13.78%) SolarWinds
8 86 (12.74%) Microsoft
9 85 (12.59%) VMware
10 77 (11.41%) Citrix
11 52 (7.70%) HP
12 44 (6.52%) Riverbed
13 29 (4.30%) Meraki
14 27 (4.00%) Avaya
15 26 (3.85%) Aruba
15 26 (3.85%) Blue Coat
16 18 (2.67%) Arista
17 15 (2.22%) Dell
18 14 (2.07%) Barracuda Networks
19 13 (1.93%) IronPort