Period
to 16 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Network Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 763 423 646
Rank change year-on-year -340 +223 +103
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 271 274 487
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.57% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.60% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 218 228 377
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.64%
75th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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 113,669 45,546 131,506
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.24% 94.96% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 78,664 38,074 106,106
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -328 238 £62,500 +4.17% 66
UK excluding London -226 140 £55,000 - 58
London -296 98 £65,000 -11.86% 16
South East -104 76 £60,000 +14.29% 18
Work from Home -224 55 £62,500 +2.04% 13
North of England -156 26 £50,000 -9.09% 13
Midlands -127 15 £57,000 +14.00% 10
Yorkshire -100 12 £45,000 -28.85% 6
South West -80 11 £48,000 +1.05% 5
North West -114 11 £51,250 -6.82% 7
East Midlands -70 10 £60,000 +11.63% 5
East of England -122 7 £47,500 -13.64% 4
West Midlands -112 4 £53,250 +6.50% 5
North East -33 3 £72,500 +72.89%
Scotland -94 3 £40,000 -27.27% 4
Wales -53 2 £45,000 - 4

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 180 (66.42%) Cisco
2 164 (60.52%) Firewall
3 149 (54.98%) Cisco Certification
4 118 (43.54%) CCNP
5 102 (37.64%) WAN
6 95 (35.06%) LAN
7 88 (32.47%) Palo Alto
8 85 (31.37%) VPN
9 84 (31.00%) BGP
10 73 (26.94%) OSPF
11 71 (26.20%) Network Security
12 66 (24.35%) Data Centre
13 60 (22.14%) Network Design
13 60 (22.14%) CCNA
14 56 (20.66%) SolarWinds
15 54 (19.93%) Wireless
16 52 (19.19%) CheckPoint
16 52 (19.19%) Azure
16 52 (19.19%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (17.71%) Finance
18 47 (17.34%) ITIL
19 46 (16.97%) Wi-Fi
19 46 (16.97%) MPLS
20 43 (15.87%) Linux
20 43 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
21 42 (15.50%) Social Skills
22 41 (15.13%) CCIE
23 39 (14.39%) DNS
24 38 (14.02%) TCP/IP
24 38 (14.02%) Change Management

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 (2.21%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.85%) Apache
3 2 (0.74%) IIS
3 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 52 (19.19%) Azure
2 34 (12.55%) AWS
3 19 (7.01%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (5.90%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (4.06%) Cloudflare
6 10 (3.69%) SaaS
7 8 (2.95%) Azure Sentinel
7 8 (2.95%) IaaS
7 8 (2.95%) PaaS
7 8 (2.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (2.58%) Mimecast
9 6 (2.21%) GCP
10 3 (1.11%) Azure Key Vault
10 3 (1.11%) Azure Storage
11 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.37%) GitHub
11 1 (0.37%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 164 (60.52%) Firewall
2 102 (37.64%) WAN
3 95 (35.06%) LAN
4 85 (31.37%) VPN
5 84 (31.00%) BGP
6 73 (26.94%) OSPF
7 71 (26.20%) Network Security
8 54 (19.93%) Wireless
9 52 (19.19%) Cisco ASA
10 46 (16.97%) MPLS
10 46 (16.97%) Wi-Fi
11 43 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
12 39 (14.39%) DNS
13 38 (14.02%) TCP/IP
14 33 (12.18%) IPsec
15 32 (11.81%) EIGRP
16 27 (9.96%) DHCP
17 26 (9.59%) SD-WAN
18 25 (9.23%) Internet
19 23 (8.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.37%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.37%) MySQL
2 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.74%) JIRA
3 1 (0.37%) GitLab
3 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (17.71%) Finance
2 42 (15.50%) Social Skills
3 30 (11.07%) Telecoms
4 16 (5.90%) Public Sector
5 14 (5.17%) Banking
5 14 (5.17%) Manufacturing
6 13 (4.80%) Documentation Skills
7 10 (3.69%) Retail
8 9 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.95%) Avionics
9 8 (2.95%) Electronics
9 8 (2.95%) Marketing
10 6 (2.21%) French Language
10 6 (2.21%) German Language
10 6 (2.21%) Multimedia
10 6 (2.21%) Publishing
11 5 (1.85%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (1.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 4 (1.48%) Legal
13 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.80%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.37%) HTML
2 1 (0.37%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 66 (24.35%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.01%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.06%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (2.95%) PKI
6 7 (2.58%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.85%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (1.48%) Fibre Optics
8 4 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.11%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.11%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.11%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (1.11%) Social Media
10 2 (0.74%) IPTV
10 2 (0.74%) Life Science
10 2 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.87%) Linux
2 35 (12.92%) Windows
3 12 (4.43%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.58%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.85%) CatOS
6 4 (1.48%) Unix
7 2 (0.74%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.14%) Network Design
2 47 (17.34%) ITIL
3 38 (14.02%) Change Management
4 31 (11.44%) Network Management
5 29 (10.70%) Mentoring
6 26 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 21 (7.75%) Network Monitoring
9 20 (7.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 19 (7.01%) Migration
11 18 (6.64%) Service Delivery
12 16 (5.90%) Network Virtualisation
13 15 (5.54%) Infrastructure as Code
14 14 (5.17%) Decision-Making
14 14 (5.17%) Project Management
14 14 (5.17%) Service Management
15 13 (4.80%) Load Balancing
15 13 (4.80%) Project Delivery
15 13 (4.80%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.86%) Python
2 14 (5.17%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.95%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.74%) C
4 2 (0.74%) Java
4 2 (0.74%) Perl
5 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 149 (54.98%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (43.54%) CCNP
3 60 (22.14%) CCNA
4 41 (15.13%) CCIE
5 19 (7.01%) Security Cleared
6 15 (5.54%) Degree
7 13 (4.80%) SC Cleared
8 12 (4.43%) CISSP
9 11 (4.06%) CCDP
10 7 (2.58%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.48%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 4 (1.48%) MCSE
11 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.11%) CCIE Security
12 3 (1.11%) CCIE Service Provider
12 3 (1.11%) CCSE
12 3 (1.11%) CISM
12 3 (1.11%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.06%) SLA
2 9 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.85%) GDPR
3 5 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.48%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (1.11%) NCSC
6 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.80%) Hyper-V
2 13 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.95%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.85%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.48%) vSphere
6 3 (1.11%) Firmware
6 3 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (5.54%) Ansible
2 14 (5.17%) SolarWinds Orion
3 11 (4.06%) FortiGate
4 8 (2.95%) Terraform
5 6 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (2.21%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (2.21%) Pingdom
6 5 (1.85%) Cacti
6 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.48%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.11%) Icinga
8 3 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.11%) Nagios
9 2 (0.74%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.74%) Grafana
9 2 (0.74%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.37%) Avamar
10 1 (0.37%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.37%) QRadar
Vendors
1 180 (66.42%) Cisco
2 88 (32.47%) Palo Alto
3 56 (20.66%) SolarWinds
4 52 (19.19%) CheckPoint
5 37 (13.65%) Microsoft
6 36 (13.28%) Juniper
7 34 (12.55%) F5
8 24 (8.86%) Aruba
8 24 (8.86%) Meraki
9 22 (8.12%) VMware
10 19 (7.01%) Fortinet
11 13 (4.80%) Dell
12 12 (4.43%) Citrix
12 12 (4.43%) HP
13 11 (4.06%) Zscaler
14 9 (3.32%) Splunk
15 8 (2.95%) Arista
15 8 (2.95%) LexisNexis
15 8 (2.95%) SAP
15 8 (2.95%) Sophos