Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £49,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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

Network Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 178 130
Rank change year-on-year +10 -48 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 138 156 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.57% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.63% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 106 127 244
West Midlands median annual salary £49,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,500 £29,300 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,550 £54,625
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 8,307 9,568 11,271
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 96.56% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,467 7,967 8,908
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,913 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Network Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
Birmingham -6 64 £57,500 +17.35% 7
Shropshire +33 26 £55,000 +13.84% 6
Solihull +14 17 £27,000 +20.00% 5
Coventry 0 9 £50,000 +38.89% 8
Staffordshire +8 5 £15,000 -35.14% 6
Warwickshire +7 5 £36,000 -4.00% 3
Wolverhampton - 5 £42,500 - 1
Herefordshire +13 4 £45,000 +30.43% 2
Worcestershire +9 2 £33,682 -20.75% 5
Dudley - 1 £24,500 - 1
Brierley Hill - 1 £24,500 - 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 West Midlands region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 126 (91.30%) Cisco
2 123 (89.13%) Firewall
3 98 (71.01%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (63.77%) CCNP
5 66 (47.83%) CheckPoint
6 65 (47.10%) OSPF
7 64 (46.38%) WAN
8 62 (44.93%) Cisco ASA
9 58 (42.03%) Data Centre
10 56 (40.58%) BGP
11 53 (38.41%) VPN
12 51 (36.96%) Juniper
13 48 (34.78%) F5
14 41 (29.71%) Fortinet
15 40 (28.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 40 (28.99%) Self-Motivation
16 37 (26.81%) Cisco Nexus
16 37 (26.81%) LAN
17 31 (22.46%) Security Cleared
17 31 (22.46%) SC Cleared
18 30 (21.74%) Wireless
19 28 (20.29%) Network Management
20 27 (19.57%) MPLS
21 26 (18.84%) CCNA
22 25 (18.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
22 25 (18.12%) Nokia
22 25 (18.12%) IPsec
22 25 (18.12%) PKI
22 25 (18.12%) FWSM
23 24 (17.39%) ITIL

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (2.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (15.22%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (89.13%) Firewall
2 65 (47.10%) OSPF
3 64 (46.38%) WAN
4 62 (44.93%) Cisco ASA
5 56 (40.58%) BGP
6 53 (38.41%) VPN
7 37 (26.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 37 (26.81%) LAN
8 30 (21.74%) Wireless
9 27 (19.57%) MPLS
10 25 (18.12%) FWSM
10 25 (18.12%) IPsec
11 20 (14.49%) Internet
12 17 (12.32%) TCP/IP
13 16 (11.59%) VoIP
14 15 (10.87%) Junos
15 13 (9.42%) VLAN
16 12 (8.70%) EIGRP
16 12 (8.70%) Network Security
17 11 (7.97%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.72%) MySQL
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (18.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (9.42%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.62%) Finance
3 1 (0.72%) Advertising
3 1 (0.72%) Banking
3 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 58 (42.03%) Data Centre
2 40 (28.99%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (18.12%) PKI
4 16 (11.59%) Virtual Team
5 12 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.17%) Fintech
7 3 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.45%) EMV
8 2 (1.45%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.62%) Linux
1 5 (3.62%) Windows
2 4 (2.90%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.17%) Unix
4 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.99%) Continuous Improvement
2 28 (20.29%) Network Management
3 24 (17.39%) ITIL
4 20 (14.49%) Mentoring
5 19 (13.77%) Network Design
6 17 (12.32%) Root Cause Analysis
7 16 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (10.14%) Service Delivery
9 12 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (8.70%) Software Engineering
10 10 (7.25%) Data Protection
11 9 (6.52%) Problem Management
12 8 (5.80%) High Availability
12 8 (5.80%) Information Security
13 7 (5.07%) ITIL V3
14 6 (4.35%) Line Management
14 6 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (4.35%) Project Management
15 5 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
15 5 (3.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
1 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
1 1 (0.72%) Python
1 1 (0.72%) R
1 1 (0.72%) Ruby
1 1 (0.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (71.01%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (63.77%) CCNP
3 31 (22.46%) SC Cleared
3 31 (22.46%) Security Cleared
4 26 (18.84%) CCNA
5 20 (14.49%) CCDP
6 12 (8.70%) CCIE
6 12 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (8.70%) Degree
6 12 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (8.70%) JNCIS
7 6 (4.35%) CCSP
7 6 (4.35%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.45%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.72%) NVQ Level 3
10 1 (0.72%) RHCE
10 1 (0.72%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) GDPR
2 6 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.17%) Firmware
2 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (2.90%) Nagios
1 4 (2.90%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (1.45%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.45%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.45%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 126 (91.30%) Cisco
2 66 (47.83%) CheckPoint
3 51 (36.96%) Juniper
4 48 (34.78%) F5
5 41 (29.71%) Fortinet
6 25 (18.12%) Nokia
7 14 (10.14%) HP
8 7 (5.07%) Meraki
9 6 (4.35%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.62%) Microsoft
11 4 (2.90%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.90%) Draytek
11 4 (2.90%) Extreme Networks
11 4 (2.90%) SonicWALL
12 3 (2.17%) Aruba
13 2 (1.45%) Qualys
13 2 (1.45%) Remedy
13 2 (1.45%) Tripwire
14 1 (0.72%) BT
14 1 (0.72%) TOWER Software