The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 37 65
Rank change year-on-year -18 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 12 21 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.22% 4.37% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 4.46% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 10
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £51,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 526 471 545
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 97.41% 97.92% 99.45%
Number of salaries quoted 435 407 402
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Network 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 across the Watford region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (87.10%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (83.87%) Cisco
3 22 (70.97%) CCNP
4 16 (51.61%) CCNA
4 16 (51.61%) Firewall
5 14 (45.16%) Wireless
6 13 (41.94%) Cisco Wireless
7 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
7 12 (38.71%) ITIL
7 12 (38.71%) LAN
7 12 (38.71%) WAN
7 12 (38.71%) VPN
8 9 (29.03%) Cisco ISE
8 9 (29.03%) Palo Alto
9 8 (25.81%) Huawei
9 8 (25.81%) SLA
9 8 (25.81%) BGP
9 8 (25.81%) Change Management
10 7 (22.58%) EIGRP
10 7 (22.58%) CCIE
11 6 (19.35%) MPLS
11 6 (19.35%) OSPF
12 5 (16.13%) Migration
12 5 (16.13%) VMware
12 5 (16.13%) Degree
12 5 (16.13%) Network Security
13 4 (12.90%) VLAN
13 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (12.90%) Spanning Tree
13 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) Firewall
2 14 (45.16%) Wireless
3 13 (41.94%) Cisco Wireless
4 12 (38.71%) LAN
4 12 (38.71%) VPN
4 12 (38.71%) WAN
5 9 (29.03%) Cisco ISE
6 8 (25.81%) BGP
7 7 (22.58%) EIGRP
8 6 (19.35%) MPLS
8 6 (19.35%) OSPF
9 5 (16.13%) Network Security
10 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (12.90%) DWDM
10 4 (12.90%) Frame Relay
10 4 (12.90%) FWSM
10 4 (12.90%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (12.90%) VLAN
11 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (9.68%) DMZ
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Change Management
3 5 (16.13%) Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.68%) Network Management
6 2 (6.45%) ITSM
6 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.23%) Coaching
7 1 (3.23%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.23%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (87.10%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (70.97%) CCNP
3 16 (51.61%) CCNA
4 7 (22.58%) CCIE
5 5 (16.13%) Degree
6 2 (6.45%) CCSE
6 2 (6.45%) JNCIP
7 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Cisco
2 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
3 9 (29.03%) Palo Alto
4 8 (25.81%) Huawei
5 5 (16.13%) VMware
6 3 (9.68%) Citrix
6 3 (9.68%) HP
6 3 (9.68%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.45%) Aruba
7 2 (6.45%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (6.45%) F5
7 2 (6.45%) Juniper
7 2 (6.45%) Meraki
7 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.45%) Ubiquiti
8 1 (3.23%) AppSense
8 1 (3.23%) Dell
8 1 (3.23%) NetApp
8 1 (3.23%) SonicWALL