Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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

Network Engineer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 87 60
Rank change year-on-year +32 -27 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 39 14 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.25% 1.38% 3.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.34% 1.43% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 35 15 37
Watford median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.11% -6.25%
10th Percentile £30,400 £25,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £61,000 £60,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £49,500 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.71% +23.53% -10.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 898 976 931
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.93% 96.35% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 773 787 796
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £27,100 £28,400 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.17% +2.22%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Watford

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Network Engineer in Watford

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Watford over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in Watford

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 across the Watford region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (89.74%) Cisco
2 28 (71.79%) Firewall
3 26 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (61.54%) CCNA
5 23 (58.97%) CCNP
6 17 (43.59%) WAN
7 16 (41.03%) Wireless
8 14 (35.90%) Juniper
8 14 (35.90%) Load Balancing
9 13 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (33.33%) F5
9 13 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (33.33%) Palo Alto
10 12 (30.77%) Network Security
10 12 (30.77%) LAN
10 12 (30.77%) VPN
10 12 (30.77%) VMware
11 11 (28.21%) Blue Coat
11 11 (28.21%) ProxySG
11 11 (28.21%) Cisco Wireless
12 10 (25.64%) CheckPoint
13 9 (23.08%) Cisco Prime
13 9 (23.08%) C
13 9 (23.08%) Service Delivery
14 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
14 8 (20.51%) VoIP
15 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (15.38%) Degree
15 6 (15.38%) IP Telephony
15 6 (15.38%) VLAN

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (71.79%) Firewall
2 17 (43.59%) WAN
3 16 (41.03%) Wireless
4 13 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (30.77%) LAN
5 12 (30.77%) Network Security
5 12 (30.77%) VPN
6 11 (28.21%) Cisco Wireless
7 8 (20.51%) VoIP
8 6 (15.38%) IP Telephony
8 6 (15.38%) VLAN
9 4 (10.26%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
11 2 (5.13%) BGP
11 2 (5.13%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (5.13%) DHCP
11 2 (5.13%) DMZ
11 2 (5.13%) DNS
11 2 (5.13%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Load Balancing
2 9 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 6 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (7.69%) CRM
4 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (7.69%) Network Design
5 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.56%) Data Privacy
6 1 (2.56%) DevOps
6 1 (2.56%) High Availability
6 1 (2.56%) Information Security
6 1 (2.56%) ITIL
6 1 (2.56%) Network Management
6 1 (2.56%) Network Optimisation
6 1 (2.56%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (2.56%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.56%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) C
2 1 (2.56%) C#
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (61.54%) CCNA
3 23 (58.97%) CCNP
4 6 (15.38%) Degree
5 4 (10.26%) CCENT
6 3 (7.69%) CCIE
7 2 (5.13%) CISSP
7 2 (5.13%) MCSA
7 2 (5.13%) MCSE
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.13%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (2.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (2.56%) CCIE Security
8 1 (2.56%) CCVP
8 1 (2.56%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.56%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) ProxySG
2 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Docker
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.56%) Ansible
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 35 (89.74%) Cisco
2 14 (35.90%) Juniper
3 13 (33.33%) F5
3 13 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 12 (30.77%) VMware
5 11 (28.21%) Blue Coat
6 10 (25.64%) CheckPoint
7 6 (15.38%) Mitel
8 4 (10.26%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (7.69%) Meraki
10 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
11 1 (2.56%) Aruba
11 1 (2.56%) Avaya
11 1 (2.56%) Citrix
11 1 (2.56%) Extreme Networks
11 1 (2.56%) HP
11 1 (2.56%) NetApp