Period
to 8 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Network Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 468 687 706
Rank change year-on-year +219 +19 -112
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 331 456 526
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 299 369 462
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -

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 61,708 136,871 164,320
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.86% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 49,725 109,290 132,515
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Top 15 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 8 August 2020. 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 +213 318 £65,000 +8.33% 29
UK excluding London +170 166 £55,000 +10.00% 19
London +213 159 £75,000 +7.14% 12
North of England +164 56 £53,000 +8.72% 6
North West +137 44 £53,500 +9.74% 4
South East +130 40 £60,000 -4.00% 7
Midlands +86 24 £51,750 +3.50% 2
West Midlands +78 22 £51,750 +8.95% 2
Work from Home +42 22 £72,500 -14.71% 4
East of England +91 20 £57,500 +35.29% 2
South West +87 18 £53,000 +15.22%
Yorkshire +109 12 £50,000 -3.85% 2
Wales +36 5 £45,000 -
Scotland +91 3 £55,000 +6.80% 2
East Midlands +75 2 £53,750 -2.27%

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

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 280 (84.59%) Cisco
2 229 (69.18%) Firewall
3 204 (61.63%) WAN
4 190 (57.40%) Cisco Certification
5 163 (49.24%) CCNP
6 153 (46.22%) LAN
7 142 (42.90%) BGP
8 130 (39.27%) Data Centre
9 124 (37.46%) OSPF
10 115 (34.74%) CheckPoint
11 106 (32.02%) Palo Alto
12 103 (31.12%) Wireless
13 96 (29.00%) MPLS
14 89 (26.89%) Finance
15 82 (24.77%) Network Security
16 81 (24.47%) Cisco ASA
17 78 (23.56%) F5
18 75 (22.66%) VPN
19 66 (19.94%) Cisco Nexus
20 63 (19.03%) CCIE
21 60 (18.13%) CCNA
22 56 (16.92%) TCP/IP
23 55 (16.62%) Juniper
23 55 (16.62%) VMware
24 50 (15.11%) DNS
25 49 (14.80%) EIGRP
25 49 (14.80%) Fortinet
26 47 (14.20%) Network Design
27 46 (13.90%) Meraki
28 45 (13.60%) Project Delivery

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 11 (3.32%) OpenStack
2 5 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.51%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (6.34%) MS Visio
2 18 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.60%) Azure
2 24 (7.25%) AWS
3 17 (5.14%) Office 365
4 12 (3.63%) GCP
5 10 (3.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.51%) Route 53
6 5 (1.51%) Slack
7 3 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 229 (69.18%) Firewall
2 204 (61.63%) WAN
3 153 (46.22%) LAN
4 142 (42.90%) BGP
5 124 (37.46%) OSPF
6 103 (31.12%) Wireless
7 96 (29.00%) MPLS
8 82 (24.77%) Network Security
9 81 (24.47%) Cisco ASA
10 75 (22.66%) VPN
11 66 (19.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 56 (16.92%) TCP/IP
13 50 (15.11%) DNS
14 49 (14.80%) EIGRP
15 44 (13.29%) Cisco IOS
16 43 (12.99%) VoIP
17 41 (12.39%) Wi-Fi
18 40 (12.08%) NX-OS
19 38 (11.48%) DHCP
20 35 (10.57%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.91%) Selenium
2 3 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.60%) JIRA
4 1 (0.30%) GitLab
General
1 89 (26.89%) Finance
2 30 (9.06%) Financial Institution
3 28 (8.46%) Telecoms
4 24 (7.25%) Banking
5 15 (4.53%) Law
6 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.25%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.72%) XMPP
3 2 (0.60%) LDAP
3 2 (0.60%) REST
4 1 (0.30%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 130 (39.27%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.32%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.81%) DataPower
8 4 (1.21%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.91%) User Experience
10 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.30%) CCTV
11 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.30%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (0.30%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.30%) PKI
11 1 (0.30%) PMI
11 1 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.76%) Linux
2 15 (4.53%) Windows
3 7 (2.11%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.51%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.21%) CentOS
5 4 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.91%) Unix
6 3 (0.91%) VyOS
7 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.30%) CatOS
8 1 (0.30%) Debian
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (14.20%) Network Design
2 45 (13.60%) Project Delivery
3 40 (12.08%) ITIL
4 34 (10.27%) Load Balancing
5 27 (8.16%) Change Management
6 26 (7.85%) Network Monitoring
7 22 (6.65%) Mentoring
7 22 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (6.34%) Network Virtualisation
9 19 (5.74%) Network Management
9 19 (5.74%) WAN Optimisation
10 18 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (5.44%) Information Security
11 14 (4.23%) Risk Management
12 13 (3.93%) Change Control
12 13 (3.93%) Internal Audit
12 13 (3.93%) ITIL V3
13 12 (3.63%) DevOps
13 12 (3.63%) Incident Management
13 12 (3.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.48%) Python
2 4 (1.21%) C
3 2 (0.60%) PHP
4 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.30%) C++
4 1 (0.30%) Java
4 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 190 (57.40%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (49.24%) CCNP
3 63 (19.03%) CCIE
4 60 (18.13%) CCNA
5 24 (7.25%) CCDP
6 15 (4.53%) Degree
7 13 (3.93%) SC Cleared
7 13 (3.93%) Security Cleared
8 11 (3.32%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 9 (2.72%) JNCIP
10 8 (2.42%) Check Point Certification
10 8 (2.42%) JNCIS
11 7 (2.11%) MCSE
11 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.81%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.51%) CCVP
13 5 (1.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.51%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.21%) CCIP
14 4 (1.21%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (3.02%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.83%) VMware NSX
3 12 (3.63%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.02%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.30%) Docker
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (9.37%) Ansible
2 17 (5.14%) FortiGate
3 14 (4.23%) Kubernetes
4 13 (3.93%) Nagios
5 10 (3.02%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (2.72%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (1.81%) Puppet
8 5 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.51%) Prometheus
8 5 (1.51%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.21%) Observium
10 3 (0.91%) Terraform
11 2 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.60%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.30%) Salt
12 1 (0.30%) SCCM
12 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.30%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 280 (84.59%) Cisco
2 115 (34.74%) CheckPoint
3 106 (32.02%) Palo Alto
4 78 (23.56%) F5
5 55 (16.62%) Juniper
5 55 (16.62%) VMware
6 49 (14.80%) Fortinet
7 46 (13.90%) Meraki
8 42 (12.69%) Microsoft
9 31 (9.37%) Infoblox
10 22 (6.65%) SolarWinds
11 21 (6.34%) Aruba
12 15 (4.53%) Blue Coat
13 13 (3.93%) ForeScout
14 12 (3.63%) Citrix
14 12 (3.63%) Riverbed
15 11 (3.32%) HP
15 11 (3.32%) Zscaler
16 9 (2.72%) IronPort
16 9 (2.72%) Nokia