The median annual salary for a Switch Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 824 870 887
Rank change year-on-year +46 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Switch Engineer 28 80 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.076% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.079% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 28 78 80
Median salary £45,000 £45,875 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.90% +1.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Switch Engineer in the UK

Switch Engineer
Top 23 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 30 March 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 +31 28 £45,000 -1.63% 6
South East +39 13 £55,000 +22.22% 1
West Midlands - 9 £45,000 - 2
Surrey +43 8 £60,000 +114.28%
Redhill - 5 £60,000 -
London +45 4 £41,000 -8.88% 2
Berkshire +27 4 £41,500 -36.15%
Worcestershire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Malvern - 3 £42,500 - 1
Herefordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Solihull - 2 £82,500 -
Wokingham - 2 £36,750 -
Leatherhead - 2 £32,500 -
Reading +26 1 £45,000 -30.76%
South West - 1 £52,500 -
North West - 1 £40,000 - 1
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £55,000 -
Cornwall - 1 £52,500 -
Slough - 1 £55,000 -
Telford - 1 £32,500 -
St Ives - 1 £52,500 -
Manchester - 1 £40,000 - 1

Switch Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 61 (89.71%) Cisco
2 41 (60.29%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (58.82%) Firewall
4 31 (45.59%) CCNP
5 30 (44.12%) CCNA
5 30 (44.12%) OSPF
6 27 (39.71%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (38.24%) MPLS
8 25 (36.76%) F5
9 19 (27.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (27.94%) HSRP
9 19 (27.94%) WAN
10 17 (25.00%) BGP
11 16 (23.53%) LAN
11 16 (23.53%) Load Balancing
12 15 (22.06%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (22.06%) Network Security
12 15 (22.06%) VPN
13 14 (20.59%) Juniper
14 13 (19.12%) DNS
14 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
14 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
15 12 (17.65%) DHCP
15 12 (17.65%) Finance
16 11 (16.18%) CheckPoint
16 11 (16.18%) Linux
16 11 (16.18%) ADSL
16 11 (16.18%) 802.1X
17 10 (14.71%) Cyberoam
17 10 (14.71%) Data Centre

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 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (58.82%) Firewall
2 30 (44.12%) OSPF
3 27 (39.71%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (38.24%) MPLS
5 19 (27.94%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (27.94%) HSRP
5 19 (27.94%) WAN
6 17 (25.00%) BGP
7 16 (23.53%) LAN
8 15 (22.06%) Cisco IOS
8 15 (22.06%) Network Security
8 15 (22.06%) VPN
9 13 (19.12%) DNS
10 12 (17.65%) DHCP
11 11 (16.18%) ADSL
12 10 (14.71%) BGP-4
12 10 (14.71%) IPv6
12 10 (14.71%) ISDN
12 10 (14.71%) PSTN
12 10 (14.71%) X.25
General
1 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.82%) Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.94%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) 802.1X
2 5 (7.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Linux
2 4 (5.88%) Windows
3 2 (2.94%) Solaris
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.47%) CentOS
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Load Balancing
2 10 (14.71%) Network Management
3 9 (13.24%) ITIL
4 8 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 7 (10.29%) Change Management
6 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
8 3 (4.41%) Fault Management
8 3 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.94%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.94%) Line Management
9 2 (2.94%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.94%) Security Monitoring
10 1 (1.47%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.47%) Network Design
10 1 (1.47%) Network Load Balancing
10 1 (1.47%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.47%) Project Management
10 1 (1.47%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) Perl
2 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (60.29%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (45.59%) CCNP
3 30 (44.12%) CCNA
4 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
4 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) CCIE
6 2 (2.94%) Degree
6 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) PCI DSS
2 6 (8.82%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.41%) vSphere
2 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.94%) Cacti
2 2 (2.94%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.94%) Nagios
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 61 (89.71%) Cisco
2 25 (36.76%) F5
3 14 (20.59%) Juniper
4 11 (16.18%) CheckPoint
5 10 (14.71%) Cyberoam
6 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 5 (7.35%) VMware
8 4 (5.88%) Blue Coat
8 4 (5.88%) BroadSoft
8 4 (5.88%) Ericsson
8 4 (5.88%) Fortinet
8 4 (5.88%) GENBAND
8 4 (5.88%) Nortel
8 4 (5.88%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.41%) Brocade
9 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.94%) CA
10 2 (2.94%) HP
10 2 (2.94%) Mitel
10 2 (2.94%) Riverbed
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + training, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Training, Overtime,
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago