Period
to 22 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Network Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 764 627 560
Rank change year-on-year -137 -67 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 404 681 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 337 593 790
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +11.65% -6.36%
10th Percentile £36,750 £41,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% -5.00%

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 156,023 173,459 183,728
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 95.96% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,579 139,186 153,783
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,195 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +1.46% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 22 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Top 14 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 22 November 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 -111 373 £53,948 -6.18% 86
UK excluding London -78 259 £50,000 -9.09% 69
London -70 137 £62,500 - 25
South East -64 68 £52,500 -10.64% 14
Midlands +27 64 £49,500 -5.71% 11
North of England +35 55 £47,500 +0.53% 15
West Midlands +57 51 £50,000 - 7
North West +26 36 £47,500 +0.53% 6
East of England 0 30 £60,000 -11.11% 12
South West -3 22 £54,000 +38.46% 9
Yorkshire +38 19 £46,250 +0.54% 7
Wales +12 16 £47,500 +5.56% 2
East Midlands +7 13 £45,000 -22.41% 4
Scotland -19 7 £45,000 -21.74% 5

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2018, 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.

1 339 (83.91%) Cisco
2 297 (73.51%) Firewall
3 268 (66.34%) Cisco Certification
4 244 (60.40%) CCNP
5 188 (46.53%) WAN
6 172 (42.57%) LAN
7 140 (34.65%) CheckPoint
8 138 (34.16%) Cisco ASA
9 132 (32.67%) BGP
10 125 (30.94%) OSPF
11 119 (29.46%) Juniper
12 116 (28.71%) Network Security
13 110 (27.23%) VPN
14 109 (26.98%) Data Centre
15 106 (26.24%) F5
16 101 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 101 (25.00%) MPLS
17 100 (24.75%) CCNA
18 97 (24.01%) Wireless
19 87 (21.53%) TCP/IP
20 80 (19.80%) Palo Alto
21 77 (19.06%) Finance
22 75 (18.56%) CCIE
23 63 (15.59%) Linux
24 62 (15.35%) Fortinet
25 60 (14.85%) DNS
26 57 (14.11%) Degree
26 57 (14.11%) SolarWinds
27 55 (13.61%) ITIL
27 55 (13.61%) Windows

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 14 (3.47%) IIS
2 13 (3.22%) Apache
3 8 (1.98%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.73%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.73%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.24%) nginx
6 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (2.72%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) assyst
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.97%) Office 365
4 7 (1.73%) SaaS
5 3 (0.74%) IaaS
6 2 (0.50%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Akamai
7 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 297 (73.51%) Firewall
2 188 (46.53%) WAN
3 172 (42.57%) LAN
4 138 (34.16%) Cisco ASA
5 132 (32.67%) BGP
6 125 (30.94%) OSPF
7 116 (28.71%) Network Security
8 110 (27.23%) VPN
9 101 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 101 (25.00%) MPLS
10 97 (24.01%) Wireless
11 87 (21.53%) TCP/IP
12 60 (14.85%) DNS
13 54 (13.37%) Cisco IOS
14 53 (13.12%) DHCP
14 53 (13.12%) VLAN
15 48 (11.88%) VoIP
16 47 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
17 44 (10.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 38 (9.41%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.73%) MySQL
1 7 (1.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.50%) Redis
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (1.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
General
1 77 (19.06%) Finance
2 44 (10.89%) Banking
3 35 (8.66%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.22%) Retail
5 12 (2.97%) Marketing
6 11 (2.72%) Law
7 10 (2.48%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.23%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.73%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.24%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.50%) Automotive
11 2 (0.50%) Legal
11 2 (0.50%) Military
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.95%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.73%) Web Services
3 5 (1.24%) .NET
3 5 (1.24%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.24%) LAMP
3 5 (1.24%) LDAP
4 3 (0.74%) HTML
4 3 (0.74%) XML
5 2 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.25%) CSS
6 1 (0.25%) RFC 2544
6 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (26.98%) Data Centre
2 41 (10.15%) Computer Science
3 38 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (8.66%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.48%) Fintech
5 10 (2.48%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.98%) PKI
7 7 (1.73%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.24%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.99%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.99%) User Experience
10 3 (0.74%) CESG
10 3 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.74%) NHS
10 3 (0.74%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.50%) Clustering
11 2 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.50%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.50%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 63 (15.59%) Linux
2 55 (13.61%) Windows
3 31 (7.67%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.46%) Unix
5 15 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.48%) CentOS
7 8 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.73%) Debian
9 6 (1.49%) FreeBSD
10 5 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.24%) SUSE
11 2 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.25%) Solaris
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (13.61%) ITIL
2 54 (13.37%) Network Management
3 53 (13.12%) Load Balancing
4 49 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
5 45 (11.14%) Mentoring
6 40 (9.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 40 (9.90%) Network Design
7 27 (6.68%) Network Monitoring
8 26 (6.44%) Root Cause Analysis
8 26 (6.44%) Service Delivery
9 24 (5.94%) Change Management
10 23 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 21 (5.20%) Network Architecture
12 20 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
13 19 (4.70%) Incident Management
14 18 (4.46%) Data Protection
14 18 (4.46%) Problem Management
15 17 (4.21%) Change Control
16 14 (3.47%) Service Management
16 14 (3.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.42%) Python
2 15 (3.71%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.48%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.23%) Perl
5 7 (1.73%) C
6 6 (1.49%) Tcl
7 5 (1.24%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.24%) PHP
7 5 (1.24%) SQL
7 5 (1.24%) VBScript
8 2 (0.50%) Ruby
8 2 (0.50%) VB
9 1 (0.25%) AWK
9 1 (0.25%) sed
9 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 268 (66.34%) Cisco Certification
2 244 (60.40%) CCNP
3 100 (24.75%) CCNA
4 75 (18.56%) CCIE
5 57 (14.11%) Degree
6 42 (10.40%) Security Cleared
7 40 (9.90%) SC Cleared
8 32 (7.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 32 (7.92%) JNCIP
9 17 (4.21%) CCDP
9 17 (4.21%) CCSA
9 17 (4.21%) CCSE
9 17 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (3.71%) JNCIE
11 14 (3.47%) JNCIS
12 13 (3.22%) JNCIA
13 12 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (2.48%) MCSE
15 9 (2.23%) CCDA
15 9 (2.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.95%) SLA
2 19 (4.70%) GDPR
3 16 (3.96%) PCI DSS
4 12 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (2.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.74%) QA
9 2 (0.50%) GPG13
System Software
1 22 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.97%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.72%) VMware NSX
5 8 (1.98%) ProxySG
6 7 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.99%) pfSense
7 4 (0.99%) vSphere
8 2 (0.50%) Firmware
8 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (4.95%) FortiGate
2 16 (3.96%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (3.47%) Nagios
4 12 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (2.23%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (1.98%) Ansible
6 8 (1.98%) Nessus
7 6 (1.49%) ArcSight ESM
7 6 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.74%) TrustSec
9 2 (0.50%) Graylog
9 2 (0.50%) Packer
9 2 (0.50%) RANCID
9 2 (0.50%) RSA enVision
9 2 (0.50%) SCOM
9 2 (0.50%) SCSM
9 2 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (0.50%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 339 (83.91%) Cisco
2 140 (34.65%) CheckPoint
3 119 (29.46%) Juniper
4 106 (26.24%) F5
5 80 (19.80%) Palo Alto
6 62 (15.35%) Fortinet
7 57 (14.11%) SolarWinds
8 51 (12.62%) VMware
9 39 (9.65%) Microsoft
10 34 (8.42%) HP
11 33 (8.17%) Meraki
12 22 (5.45%) Blue Coat
13 15 (3.71%) Dell
14 14 (3.47%) Red Hat
15 13 (3.22%) SonicWALL
16 12 (2.97%) Arista
16 12 (2.97%) Riverbed
17 11 (2.72%) Brocade
18 8 (1.98%) Aruba
18 8 (1.98%) Infoblox