Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £41,628 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 121 99
Rank change year-on-year -63 -22 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 154 270 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.52% 2.35% 2.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.44% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 118 252 308
West Midlands median annual salary £41,628 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.07% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £30,350 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £57,875 £52,375 £65,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% -4.26% +10.59%

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 9777 11043 10507
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8024 8750 8737
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +1 75 £49,000 +22.50% 5
Warwickshire +17 29 £38,250 +2.00%
Coventry -21 16 £36,000 -4.00% 2
Staffordshire +9 14 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Shropshire -23 8 £48,314 +20.78% 3
Solihull -11 5 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Worcestershire -29 5 £42,500 -10.53%
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 132 (85.71%) Cisco
2 114 (74.03%) Firewall
3 99 (64.29%) WAN
4 95 (61.69%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (55.84%) LAN
6 75 (48.70%) CCNP
7 62 (40.26%) CCNA
8 46 (29.87%) Juniper
9 45 (29.22%) CheckPoint
10 39 (25.32%) Network Security
11 38 (24.68%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (22.73%) OSPF
13 31 (20.13%) TCP/IP
14 29 (18.83%) Active Directory
14 29 (18.83%) Wireless
15 28 (18.18%) HP
16 26 (16.88%) VPN
17 25 (16.23%) Windows
17 25 (16.23%) ITIL
17 25 (16.23%) Data Centre
18 24 (15.58%) Fortinet
18 24 (15.58%) Microsoft
19 23 (14.94%) BGP
20 22 (14.29%) Finance
21 21 (13.64%) DNS
22 20 (12.99%) VoIP
22 20 (12.99%) MPLS
23 19 (12.34%) Service Delivery
24 18 (11.69%) Continuous Improvement
25 17 (11.04%) Network Management

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 9 (5.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (3.25%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 114 (74.03%) Firewall
2 99 (64.29%) WAN
3 86 (55.84%) LAN
4 39 (25.32%) Network Security
5 38 (24.68%) Cisco ASA
6 35 (22.73%) OSPF
7 31 (20.13%) TCP/IP
8 29 (18.83%) Wireless
9 26 (16.88%) VPN
10 23 (14.94%) BGP
11 21 (13.64%) DNS
12 20 (12.99%) MPLS
12 20 (12.99%) VoIP
13 17 (11.04%) DHCP
14 15 (9.74%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (9.09%) WLAN
16 11 (7.14%) VLAN
17 10 (6.49%) Cisco Wireless
17 10 (6.49%) SSH
18 9 (5.84%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.30%) Blockchain
General
1 22 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (6.49%) Retail
3 7 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.90%) Banking
5 2 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.90%) Middleware
3 3 (1.95%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.23%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.19%) iPad
4 8 (5.19%) PKI
5 3 (1.95%) Clustering
6 2 (1.30%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.65%) CESG
7 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.23%) Windows
2 9 (5.84%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.55%) Unix
3 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (1.95%) Linux
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.23%) ITIL
2 19 (12.34%) Service Delivery
3 18 (11.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (11.04%) Network Management
5 16 (10.39%) Mentoring
5 16 (10.39%) Root Cause Analysis
6 14 (9.09%) Network Design
6 14 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
7 12 (7.79%) Load Balancing
7 12 (7.79%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 10 (6.49%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (5.19%) Network Architecture
11 7 (4.55%) Change Management
11 7 (4.55%) Presales
11 7 (4.55%) SIEM
12 5 (3.25%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (3.25%) Workflow
13 4 (2.60%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.90%) SQL
2 3 (1.95%) C
Qualifications
1 95 (61.69%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (48.70%) CCNP
3 62 (40.26%) CCNA
4 16 (10.39%) CCIE
5 12 (7.79%) Degree
6 11 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.90%) CCDP
7 6 (3.90%) JNCIA
7 6 (3.90%) JNCIS
8 5 (3.25%) CCDA
9 4 (2.60%) CCIE Service Provider
10 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.30%) MCSE
12 1 (0.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.65%) MCSA
12 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (18.83%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.95%) UAG
5 2 (1.30%) Firmware
6 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (6.49%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.60%) SCCM
3 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (1.95%) SCOM
3 3 (1.95%) WSUS
4 2 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.65%) QRadar
Vendors
1 132 (85.71%) Cisco
2 46 (29.87%) Juniper
3 45 (29.22%) CheckPoint
4 28 (18.18%) HP
5 24 (15.58%) Fortinet
5 24 (15.58%) Microsoft
6 14 (9.09%) F5
6 14 (9.09%) VMware
7 12 (7.79%) Palo Alto
8 9 (5.84%) SolarWinds
9 8 (5.19%) Motorola
10 6 (3.90%) McAfee
11 5 (3.25%) Nokia
11 5 (3.25%) Oracle
12 4 (2.60%) Aerohive Networks
12 4 (2.60%) Aruba
12 4 (2.60%) Extreme Networks
13 3 (1.95%) Mitel
14 2 (1.30%) Apple
14 2 (1.30%) Capita