Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Switch Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1152 1107 1189
Rank change year-on-year -45 +82 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Switch Engineer 37 130 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.068% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.071% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 36 129 98
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £32,500 £30,100
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,750 £59,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.17% +22.67%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Switch Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Switch Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Switch Engineer in the UK

Switch Engineer
Top 10 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -52 37 £42,500 -5.56% 3
London -17 23 £40,000 -11.11% 3
UK excluding London -24 14 £52,500 +16.67%
Midlands +22 7 £60,000 +33.33%
North of England +3 6 £52,500 +31.25%
North West -17 5 £52,500 +31.25%
East Midlands - 4 £60,000 -
West Midlands +9 3 £42,500 -5.56%
Yorkshire +24 1 £40,000 +14.29%
South East -10 1 £21,000 -55.56%

Switch Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 29 (78.38%) Cisco
2 20 (54.05%) Firewall
3 16 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (40.54%) MPLS
5 14 (37.84%) CCNA
6 10 (27.03%) DNS
7 9 (24.32%) CCNP
7 9 (24.32%) Wireless
7 9 (24.32%) VMware
8 8 (21.62%) Windows
8 8 (21.62%) WAN
8 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
8 8 (21.62%) VLAN
8 8 (21.62%) 802.1X
9 7 (18.92%) LAN
10 6 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (16.22%) OSPF
10 6 (16.22%) BGP
10 6 (16.22%) ITIL
10 6 (16.22%) Linux
10 6 (16.22%) VPN
10 6 (16.22%) DHCP
10 6 (16.22%) HP
10 6 (16.22%) PCI DSS
10 6 (16.22%) NetScaler
10 6 (16.22%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (13.51%) WLAN
11 5 (13.51%) CCDP

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 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (54.05%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) MPLS
3 10 (27.03%) DNS
4 9 (24.32%) Wireless
5 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
5 8 (21.62%) VLAN
5 8 (21.62%) WAN
6 7 (18.92%) LAN
7 6 (16.22%) BGP
7 6 (16.22%) Cisco Wireless
7 6 (16.22%) DHCP
7 6 (16.22%) NetScaler
7 6 (16.22%) OSPF
7 6 (16.22%) VPN
7 6 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (13.51%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (13.51%) DMZ
8 5 (13.51%) Internet
8 5 (13.51%) WLAN
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Change Management
2 4 (10.81%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (8.11%) Network Design
4 2 (5.41%) Presales
5 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.70%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (2.70%) High Availability
5 1 (2.70%) Network Management
5 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (37.84%) CCNA
3 9 (24.32%) CCNP
4 5 (13.51%) CCDP
5 4 (10.81%) CCDE
5 4 (10.81%) CCIE
5 4 (10.81%) HP APS
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (5.41%) Degree
7 1 (2.70%) CCSA
7 1 (2.70%) CCSE
7 1 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.70%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) HIPAA
2 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.70%) Cacti
2 1 (2.70%) Nagios
2 1 (2.70%) RANCID
2 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 29 (78.38%) Cisco
2 9 (24.32%) VMware
3 6 (16.22%) HP
4 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.81%) Ericsson
5 4 (10.81%) GENBAND
5 4 (10.81%) NetApp
5 4 (10.81%) ProCurve
6 3 (8.11%) BroadSoft
6 3 (8.11%) Citrix
6 3 (8.11%) Dialogic
6 3 (8.11%) Huawei
6 3 (8.11%) Juniper
6 3 (8.11%) Sonus
7 2 (5.41%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (5.41%) AirMagnet
7 2 (5.41%) Aruba
7 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.41%) Meru Networks
7 2 (5.41%) Motorola