The median annual salary for a Switch Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Switch Engineer
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 864 912
Rank change year-on-year +25 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a Switch Engineer 35 69 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.071% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.074% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 35 66 64
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,500 £33,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Switch Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Switch Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Switch Engineer in the UK

Switch Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Switch Engineer.

Salary trend for Switch Engineer in the UK

Switch Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Switch Engineer over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Switch Engineer in the UK

Switch Engineer
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Switch Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 35 £42,500 -5.55% 1
South East +52 16 £57,500 +27.77%
Surrey +32 10 £60,000 +33.33%
Redhill - 8 £60,000 -
West Midlands +16 7 £42,500 -6.33%
London +14 6 £27,500 -47.11%
Birmingham +12 6 £42,500 -18.26%
Berkshire +11 6 £38,000 -21.64%
Manchester - 4 £43,750 - 1
North West - 4 £43,750 - 1
Wokingham - 4 £38,000 -
Epsom +11 2 £32,500 +8.33%
St Ives - 2 £52,500 -
South West - 2 £52,500 -
Cornwall - 2 £52,500 -
Worcestershire -1 1 £42,500 +9.67%
Windsor -5 1 £21,000 -73.75%
Malvern - 1 £42,500 -
Croydon - 1 £30,000 -
Slough - 1 £55,000 -

Switch Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Switch 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 Switch Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (83.61%) Cisco
2 43 (70.49%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (52.46%) CCNP
4 29 (47.54%) Firewall
5 24 (39.34%) OSPF
5 24 (39.34%) CCNA
5 24 (39.34%) Cisco Nexus
5 24 (39.34%) HSRP
6 23 (37.70%) VLAN
7 22 (36.07%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (36.07%) VPN
7 22 (36.07%) F5
8 20 (32.79%) BGP
9 18 (29.51%) DNS
9 18 (29.51%) Linux
10 17 (27.87%) Windows
10 17 (27.87%) WAN
10 17 (27.87%) CheckPoint
10 17 (27.87%) IPsec
10 17 (27.87%) VRRP
10 17 (27.87%) Load Balancing
11 16 (26.23%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (24.59%) MPLS
12 15 (24.59%) EIGRP
12 15 (24.59%) DHCP
12 15 (24.59%) Mentoring
12 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (21.31%) Wireless
14 12 (19.67%) Perl
14 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP

Switch 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 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (47.54%) Firewall
2 24 (39.34%) Cisco Nexus
2 24 (39.34%) HSRP
2 24 (39.34%) OSPF
3 23 (37.70%) VLAN
4 22 (36.07%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (36.07%) VPN
5 20 (32.79%) BGP
6 18 (29.51%) DNS
7 17 (27.87%) IPsec
7 17 (27.87%) VRRP
7 17 (27.87%) WAN
8 16 (26.23%) Cisco IOS
9 15 (24.59%) DHCP
9 15 (24.59%) EIGRP
9 15 (24.59%) MPLS
10 13 (21.31%) Wireless
11 12 (19.67%) Multicast
11 12 (19.67%) NX-OS
11 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
1 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) REST
2 10 (16.39%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.75%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.51%) Linux
2 17 (27.87%) Windows
3 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.84%) Windows 2000 Server
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Load Balancing
2 15 (24.59%) Mentoring
3 6 (9.84%) Presales
4 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.56%) Network Management
6 3 (4.92%) Fault Management
6 3 (4.92%) ITIL
6 3 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.64%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.64%) Network Design
7 1 (1.64%) Project Management
7 1 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.64%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) Perl
2 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (70.49%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (52.46%) CCNP
3 24 (39.34%) CCNA
4 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) CCIE
6 1 (1.64%) CCIE Data Center
6 1 (1.64%) CCSA
6 1 (1.64%) CCSE
6 1 (1.64%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.64%) Degree
6 1 (1.64%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.64%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.64%) VCAP
6 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 51 (83.61%) Cisco
2 22 (36.07%) F5
3 17 (27.87%) CheckPoint
4 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (14.75%) VMware
6 7 (11.48%) HP
7 6 (9.84%) Aerohive Networks
7 6 (9.84%) AirMagnet
7 6 (9.84%) Aruba
7 6 (9.84%) Extreme Networks
7 6 (9.84%) Meru Networks
7 6 (9.84%) Motorola
8 5 (8.20%) BroadSoft
8 5 (8.20%) Ericsson
8 5 (8.20%) GENBAND
9 4 (6.56%) Cyberoam
9 4 (6.56%) Juniper
10 3 (4.92%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.92%) Nortel
11 2 (3.28%) Huawei