Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Network Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 690 592 569
Rank change year-on-year -98 -23 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 499 745 888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.44% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 431 642 839
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% -1.41%
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £68,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -

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 160,851 169,319 184,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 129,634 135,625 155,306
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +6.25%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -129 463 £57,500 - 56
UK excluding London -78 300 £50,000 -9.09% 41
London -58 185 £60,000 -7.69% 17
North of England +24 76 £46,250 -7.50% 9
South East -108 67 £55,000 -4.35% 12
Midlands +8 65 £52,500 +5.00% 11
North West +18 54 £50,000 +5.26% 5
West Midlands +39 50 £57,500 +15.00% 9
East of England +4 40 £65,000 +15.56% 4
South West +25 33 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Yorkshire +22 22 £42,250 -23.18% 4
Wales +15 21 £47,500 -9.73% 1
East Midlands -11 15 £42,000 -20.00% 2
Scotland -34 1 £52,500 -2.33% 1

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 419 (83.97%) Cisco
2 389 (77.96%) Firewall
3 348 (69.74%) Cisco Certification
4 316 (63.33%) CCNP
5 234 (46.89%) WAN
6 208 (41.68%) BGP
7 204 (40.88%) Cisco ASA
8 203 (40.68%) LAN
9 197 (39.48%) OSPF
10 195 (39.08%) VPN
11 165 (33.07%) Juniper
12 152 (30.46%) MPLS
13 148 (29.66%) CheckPoint
14 145 (29.06%) Network Security
15 135 (27.05%) Wireless
16 133 (26.65%) Data Centre
17 130 (26.05%) F5
18 121 (24.25%) Cisco Nexus
19 119 (23.85%) TCP/IP
20 115 (23.05%) Palo Alto
21 107 (21.44%) CCNA
22 100 (20.04%) CCIE
23 96 (19.24%) Finance
24 92 (18.44%) IPsec
25 85 (17.03%) Cisco IOS
26 82 (16.43%) Fortinet
27 81 (16.23%) SolarWinds
28 79 (15.83%) DNS
29 76 (15.23%) Linux
30 74 (14.83%) Cisco ISE

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 (1.80%) IIS
2 8 (1.60%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.40%) Apache
4 5 (1.00%) nginx
5 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 38 (7.62%) MS Visio
2 18 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) assyst
1 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.20%) SaaS
4 10 (2.00%) Office 365
5 4 (0.80%) IaaS
6 3 (0.60%) PaaS
7 2 (0.40%) Akamai
8 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 389 (77.96%) Firewall
2 234 (46.89%) WAN
3 208 (41.68%) BGP
4 204 (40.88%) Cisco ASA
5 203 (40.68%) LAN
6 197 (39.48%) OSPF
7 195 (39.08%) VPN
8 152 (30.46%) MPLS
9 145 (29.06%) Network Security
10 135 (27.05%) Wireless
11 121 (24.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 119 (23.85%) TCP/IP
13 92 (18.44%) IPsec
14 85 (17.03%) Cisco IOS
15 79 (15.83%) DNS
16 74 (14.83%) Cisco ISE
17 67 (13.43%) DHCP
18 62 (12.42%) Cisco Wireless
19 59 (11.82%) VLAN
20 58 (11.62%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.20%) MySQL
3 2 (0.40%) Redis
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (7.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
General
1 96 (19.24%) Finance
2 41 (8.22%) Banking
3 32 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.01%) Financial Institution
4 15 (3.01%) Law
5 14 (2.81%) Retail
6 13 (2.61%) Marketing
7 11 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.40%) Automotive
11 2 (0.40%) Games
11 2 (0.40%) Legal
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Electronics
12 1 (0.20%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.61%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.80%) HTML
3 8 (1.60%) Web Services
4 7 (1.40%) LDAP
4 7 (1.40%) XML
5 5 (1.00%) .NET
5 5 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.00%) LAMP
6 4 (0.80%) JSON
7 2 (0.40%) CSS
7 2 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.20%) RFC 2544
8 1 (0.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 133 (26.65%) Data Centre
2 50 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (9.02%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (8.42%) Computer Science
5 24 (4.81%) PKI
6 11 (2.20%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (2.00%) Cyberattack
8 9 (1.80%) Analytical Mindset
8 9 (1.80%) Fintech
8 9 (1.80%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.60%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.20%) CESG
10 6 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.00%) Equities
12 4 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.80%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.80%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.60%) Clustering
13 3 (0.60%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (15.23%) Linux
2 64 (12.83%) Windows
3 35 (7.01%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.80%) FreeBSD
5 9 (1.80%) Unix
6 7 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.00%) SUSE
9 4 (0.80%) CentOS
10 2 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.20%) CatOS
11 1 (0.20%) Debian
11 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Solaris
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (14.63%) Load Balancing
2 72 (14.43%) ITIL
3 68 (13.63%) Network Design
4 53 (10.62%) Network Management
5 45 (9.02%) Change Management
5 45 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
6 43 (8.62%) High Availability
7 42 (8.42%) Network Monitoring
8 36 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
8 36 (7.21%) Mentoring
9 33 (6.61%) Kalman Filter
10 29 (5.81%) Network Architecture
11 23 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 22 (4.41%) Service Delivery
12 22 (4.41%) SIEM
13 21 (4.21%) Capacity Planning
14 20 (4.01%) Proactive Monitoring
14 20 (4.01%) Programme Delivery
14 20 (4.01%) Task Automation
15 19 (3.81%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.41%) Python
2 19 (3.81%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.80%) Bash Shell
4 6 (1.20%) C
4 6 (1.20%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.20%) Perl
5 5 (1.00%) PHP
5 5 (1.00%) SQL
5 5 (1.00%) VBScript
6 3 (0.60%) Ruby
6 3 (0.60%) Tcl
7 2 (0.40%) VB
8 1 (0.20%) AWK
8 1 (0.20%) sed
8 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 348 (69.74%) Cisco Certification
2 316 (63.33%) CCNP
3 107 (21.44%) CCNA
4 100 (20.04%) CCIE
5 65 (13.03%) Degree
6 41 (8.22%) JNCIP
6 41 (8.22%) Security Cleared
7 38 (7.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 37 (7.41%) SC Cleared
9 27 (5.41%) JNCIS
10 22 (4.41%) JNCIE
11 20 (4.01%) CCDP
12 19 (3.81%) CCSA
13 18 (3.61%) CCSE
13 18 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (3.41%) CCSP
14 17 (3.41%) JNCIA
15 16 (3.21%) CISSP
15 16 (3.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.21%) SLA
2 17 (3.41%) PCI DSS
3 13 (2.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 11 (2.20%) GDPR
5 10 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.20%) GPG13
8 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.20%) QA
System Software
1 23 (4.61%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.41%) Firmware
2 17 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.60%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.20%) vSphere
7 5 (1.00%) pfSense
8 4 (0.80%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 34 (6.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 26 (5.21%) FortiGate
3 23 (4.61%) SolarWinds Orion
4 22 (4.41%) Cisco UCCX
5 20 (4.01%) Cisco Prime
5 20 (4.01%) Nessus
6 14 (2.81%) TrustSec
7 10 (2.00%) Ansible
8 8 (1.60%) Nagios
9 4 (0.80%) Cisco LMS
9 4 (0.80%) Opsview
9 4 (0.80%) Puppet
9 4 (0.80%) SCOM
10 3 (0.60%) ArcSight ESM
10 3 (0.60%) RANCID
11 2 (0.40%) Graylog
11 2 (0.40%) HP NNM
11 2 (0.40%) RSA enVision
11 2 (0.40%) SCSM
11 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 419 (83.97%) Cisco
2 165 (33.07%) Juniper
3 148 (29.66%) CheckPoint
4 130 (26.05%) F5
5 115 (23.05%) Palo Alto
6 82 (16.43%) Fortinet
7 81 (16.23%) SolarWinds
8 65 (13.03%) Microsoft
9 51 (10.22%) VMware
10 35 (7.01%) HP
11 34 (6.81%) Meraki
12 23 (4.61%) Citrix
13 20 (4.01%) Arista
13 20 (4.01%) Barracuda Networks
14 17 (3.41%) Blue Coat
15 15 (3.01%) SonicWALL
16 13 (2.61%) Dell
16 13 (2.61%) Infoblox
16 13 (2.61%) Red Hat
17 12 (2.40%) Clearswift