Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 120 112
Rank change year-on-year -79 -8 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 108 251 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.14% 2.56% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 2.64% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 72 224 242
West Midlands median annual salary £48,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.12% +1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £33,300 £32,500 £25,125
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 9,084 9,493 11,880
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 96.97% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7,060 7,928 9,523
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -60 52 £49,500 -1.00% 7
Shropshire +19 15 £56,250 +70.45% 3
Warwickshire -18 15 £35,500 -2.74% 1
Coventry -7 7 £39,000 - 2
Worcestershire +1 4 £33,682 -20.75% 2
Herefordshire +2 3 £45,000 -
Solihull 0 3 £27,500 -26.67% 2
Staffordshire 0 2 £35,000 +48.94% 3
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 93 (86.11%) Cisco
2 86 (79.63%) Firewall
3 78 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (62.96%) CCNP
5 55 (50.93%) CheckPoint
6 43 (39.81%) WAN
7 39 (36.11%) F5
8 38 (35.19%) Data Centre
8 38 (35.19%) LAN
8 38 (35.19%) Juniper
9 37 (34.26%) ITIL
10 35 (32.41%) OSPF
11 33 (30.56%) Fortinet
11 33 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (29.63%) CCNA
13 30 (27.78%) Self-Motivation
14 29 (26.85%) Continuous Improvement
14 29 (26.85%) VPN
15 25 (23.15%) BGP
16 22 (20.37%) Degree
16 22 (20.37%) Network Management
17 21 (19.44%) Cisco Nexus
17 21 (19.44%) Computer Science Degree
18 20 (18.52%) Nokia
19 19 (17.59%) IPsec
20 18 (16.67%) MPLS
20 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
21 17 (15.74%) SC Cleared
21 17 (15.74%) FWSM
21 17 (15.74%) Wireless

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 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.93%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 86 (79.63%) Firewall
2 43 (39.81%) WAN
3 38 (35.19%) LAN
4 35 (32.41%) OSPF
5 33 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
6 29 (26.85%) VPN
7 25 (23.15%) BGP
8 21 (19.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (17.59%) IPsec
10 18 (16.67%) MPLS
11 17 (15.74%) FWSM
11 17 (15.74%) Wireless
12 13 (12.04%) TCP/IP
13 12 (11.11%) VoIP
14 10 (9.26%) Cisco Wireless
14 10 (9.26%) Internet
14 10 (9.26%) Network Security
15 9 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (8.33%) WLAN
16 7 (6.48%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) MySQL
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (15.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.78%) Advertising
2 3 (2.78%) Finance
3 2 (1.85%) French Language
3 2 (1.85%) German Language
3 2 (1.85%) Polish Language
3 2 (1.85%) Retail
3 2 (1.85%) Russian Language
3 2 (1.85%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.93%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 38 (35.19%) Data Centre
2 30 (27.78%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (15.74%) PKI
4 12 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 8 (7.41%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.78%) Fintech
7 2 (1.85%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.85%) EMV
7 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.93%) NHS
8 1 (0.93%) SCADA
8 1 (0.93%) Social Media
8 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.48%) Windows
2 6 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.26%) ITIL
2 29 (26.85%) Continuous Improvement
3 22 (20.37%) Network Management
4 15 (13.89%) Service Delivery
5 14 (12.96%) Mentoring
6 13 (12.04%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (11.11%) Service Management
7 12 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 10 (9.26%) Network Architecture
8 10 (9.26%) Network Design
9 9 (8.33%) Document Management
9 9 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 9 (8.33%) ITIL V3
9 9 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (7.41%) Change Management
10 8 (7.41%) Information Security
10 8 (7.41%) Load Balancing
10 8 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (5.56%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (62.96%) CCNP
3 32 (29.63%) CCNA
4 22 (20.37%) Degree
5 21 (19.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 17 (15.74%) SC Cleared
8 12 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (9.26%) CCDP
10 9 (8.33%) JNCIS
11 8 (7.41%) CCSP
11 8 (7.41%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (2.78%) JNCIA
12 3 (2.78%) JNCIP
13 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.85%) VCP5
13 2 (1.85%) VCP6
13 2 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.93%) CCSA
14 1 (0.93%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.63%) SLA
3 3 (2.78%) GDPR
4 2 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) AirWatch
1 2 (1.85%) RSA enVision
2 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 93 (86.11%) Cisco
2 55 (50.93%) CheckPoint
3 39 (36.11%) F5
4 38 (35.19%) Juniper
5 33 (30.56%) Fortinet
6 20 (18.52%) Nokia
7 12 (11.11%) HP
8 8 (7.41%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.63%) Aruba
9 5 (4.63%) Microsoft
10 4 (3.70%) Avaya
10 4 (3.70%) VMware
11 3 (2.78%) Brocade
11 3 (2.78%) Meraki
12 2 (1.85%) Capita
12 2 (1.85%) Mitel
12 2 (1.85%) Qualys
12 2 (1.85%) Remedy
12 2 (1.85%) Symantec
12 2 (1.85%) Tripwire