The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 95 138
Rank change year-on-year +22 +43  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 159 171 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.32% 2.77% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 2.87% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 132 125 71
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,900 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,700 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4643 5951 4904
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.31% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3856 4831 4194
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Birmingham +23 64 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Warwickshire +23 23 £40,000 -11.11%
Herefordshire - 22 £45,000 - 2
Worcestershire +8 20 £42,500 +8.97% 1
Shropshire +5 12 £33,000 -22.35%
Solihull -22 9 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Coventry -11 7 £35,500 -19.31% 2
Staffordshire +7 2 £23,500 -10.47%
Wolverhampton +1 1 £23,500 -41.25%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 West Midlands region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 269 (91.50%) Cisco
2 234 (79.59%) Firewall
3 204 (69.39%) Cisco Certification
4 172 (58.50%) CCNP
5 149 (50.68%) CCNA
6 133 (45.24%) WAN
7 117 (39.80%) LAN
8 92 (31.29%) Network Security
9 76 (25.85%) Cisco ASA
10 73 (24.83%) Data Centre
11 69 (23.47%) MPLS
11 69 (23.47%) OSPF
11 69 (23.47%) VPN
12 64 (21.77%) ITIL
13 63 (21.43%) CheckPoint
14 51 (17.35%) Wireless
15 50 (17.01%) VoIP
16 49 (16.67%) HP
16 49 (16.67%) CCIE
17 48 (16.33%) Network Design
17 48 (16.33%) Load Balancing
17 48 (16.33%) Mentoring
18 47 (15.99%) F5
19 44 (14.97%) Telecoms
20 43 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
21 42 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
21 42 (14.29%) Fortinet
22 39 (13.27%) DNS
22 39 (13.27%) Palo Alto
23 36 (12.24%) Service Delivery

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 3 (1.02%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.02%) MS Project
4 2 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 234 (79.59%) Firewall
2 133 (45.24%) WAN
3 117 (39.80%) LAN
4 92 (31.29%) Network Security
5 76 (25.85%) Cisco ASA
6 69 (23.47%) MPLS
6 69 (23.47%) OSPF
6 69 (23.47%) VPN
7 51 (17.35%) Wireless
8 50 (17.01%) VoIP
9 43 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 42 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
11 39 (13.27%) DNS
12 35 (11.90%) VLAN
13 34 (11.56%) DHCP
14 33 (11.22%) BGP
15 30 (10.20%) IPv6
16 21 (7.14%) BGP-4
16 21 (7.14%) DMVPN
16 21 (7.14%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.02%) SQL Server
General
1 44 (14.97%) Telecoms
2 5 (1.70%) Back Office
3 4 (1.36%) Finance
4 2 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.34%) Advertising
5 1 (0.34%) Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.02%) Middleware
3 1 (0.34%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (24.83%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.50%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.72%) Handset
4 7 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.04%) iPad
6 5 (1.70%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.68%) Fintech
8 2 (0.68%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.34%) EPoS
9 1 (0.34%) FMCG
9 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.34%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.22%) Windows
2 25 (8.50%) Windows Server
3 23 (7.82%) Linux
4 14 (4.76%) Unix
5 7 (2.38%) VyOS
6 5 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.77%) ITIL
2 48 (16.33%) Load Balancing
2 48 (16.33%) Mentoring
2 48 (16.33%) Network Design
3 36 (12.24%) Service Delivery
4 35 (11.90%) Network Management
5 31 (10.54%) Root Cause Analysis
6 27 (9.18%) Project Management
7 24 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (7.48%) Software Engineering
9 19 (6.46%) Problem Management
10 17 (5.78%) Change Control
11 16 (5.44%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (4.76%) Project Planning
13 13 (4.42%) Presales
14 10 (3.40%) Configuration Management
15 9 (3.06%) Change Management
16 8 (2.72%) Contract Management
17 7 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
18 6 (2.04%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.02%) C
2 2 (0.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 204 (69.39%) Cisco Certification
2 172 (58.50%) CCNP
3 149 (50.68%) CCNA
4 49 (16.67%) CCIE
5 30 (10.20%) Degree
6 25 (8.50%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (6.80%) SC Cleared
7 20 (6.80%) Security Cleared
8 10 (3.40%) CCIP
8 10 (3.40%) JNCIE
8 10 (3.40%) JNCIP
8 10 (3.40%) MCP
9 8 (2.72%) CCSP
10 6 (2.04%) CCDA
10 6 (2.04%) MCSE
10 6 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.70%) CCDP
11 5 (1.70%) CCSA
11 5 (1.70%) CCSE
12 3 (1.02%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.54%) PCI DSS
2 16 (5.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (6.80%) Hyper-V
2 11 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.04%) Firmware
4 4 (1.36%) XenApp
4 4 (1.36%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.02%) pfSense
6 2 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.68%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (4.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (3.74%) Nagios
3 8 (2.72%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (2.38%) Cisco UCCE
4 7 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.36%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 269 (91.50%) Cisco
2 63 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 49 (16.67%) HP
4 47 (15.99%) F5
5 42 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 39 (13.27%) Palo Alto
7 35 (11.90%) Avaya
8 32 (10.88%) VMware
9 28 (9.52%) SolarWinds
10 25 (8.50%) Juniper
11 24 (8.16%) Microsoft
12 21 (7.14%) Cyberoam
13 20 (6.80%) Mitel
14 17 (5.78%) SonicWALL
15 16 (5.44%) ProCurve
16 12 (4.08%) Brocade
17 11 (3.74%) Aruba
17 11 (3.74%) Intel Security
18 10 (3.40%) Meraki
19 8 (2.72%) Sourcefire
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Hereford, Herefordshire
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Posted: 8 days ago
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Coventry
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Coventry
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Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
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