Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 192 109
Rank change year-on-year +83 -83 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 190 120 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.48% 1.23% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 1.27% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 149 93 245
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £24,975 £30,650 £26,550
90th Percentile £58,750 £53,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -1.10%

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 7,330 9,432 10,172
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 96.69% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,582 7,512 8,078
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,250 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +31 95 £45,000 -2.70% 10
Coventry +26 24 £50,000 +38.89% 4
Shropshire +20 22 £32,500 -21.93% 4
Staffordshire +29 13 £23,072 -29.01% 1
Solihull +17 13 £38,000 +1.33% 3
Warwickshire +20 5 £51,250 +33.12% 1
Brierley Hill - 5 £24,750 -
Wolverhampton - 5 £47,500 -
Worcestershire -5 4 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Dudley - 3 £24,625 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 171 (90.00%) Cisco
2 146 (76.84%) Firewall
3 110 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
4 92 (48.42%) CCNP
4 92 (48.42%) WAN
5 70 (36.84%) LAN
5 70 (36.84%) OSPF
6 64 (33.68%) Data Centre
7 63 (33.16%) BGP
8 60 (31.58%) CheckPoint
9 54 (28.42%) Cisco ASA
10 53 (27.89%) Juniper
11 51 (26.84%) Wireless
12 47 (24.74%) VPN
13 46 (24.21%) CCNA
14 44 (23.16%) ITIL
15 42 (22.11%) Fortinet
16 41 (21.58%) Mentoring
17 38 (20.00%) F5
17 38 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 38 (20.00%) MPLS
18 37 (19.47%) Telecoms
18 37 (19.47%) Network Management
19 32 (16.84%) Self-Motivation
20 31 (16.32%) VLAN
21 30 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
22 28 (14.74%) Root Cause Analysis
22 28 (14.74%) Nokia
22 28 (14.74%) HP
23 27 (14.21%) 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 8 (4.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (7.37%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 146 (76.84%) Firewall
2 92 (48.42%) WAN
3 70 (36.84%) LAN
3 70 (36.84%) OSPF
4 63 (33.16%) BGP
5 54 (28.42%) Cisco ASA
6 51 (26.84%) Wireless
7 47 (24.74%) VPN
8 38 (20.00%) MPLS
9 31 (16.32%) VLAN
10 30 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (13.16%) Internet
12 23 (12.11%) VoIP
13 18 (9.47%) Network Security
14 15 (7.89%) Cisco Firepower
14 15 (7.89%) EIGRP
14 15 (7.89%) Junos
15 14 (7.37%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (7.37%) WLAN
16 13 (6.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (6.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (19.47%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.26%) Finance
3 7 (3.68%) Retail
4 5 (2.63%) Automotive
5 3 (1.58%) Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 64 (33.68%) Data Centre
2 32 (16.84%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (6.84%) PKI
3 13 (6.84%) Virtual Team
4 12 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.26%) Handset
6 5 (2.63%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.11%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.53%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.53%) iPad
8 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) VAX
8 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.89%) Windows
2 8 (4.21%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.16%) Linux
4 1 (0.53%) Debian
4 1 (0.53%) Unix
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.16%) ITIL
2 41 (21.58%) Mentoring
3 38 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 37 (19.47%) Network Management
5 28 (14.74%) Root Cause Analysis
6 27 (14.21%) Service Delivery
7 22 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (11.58%) Software Engineering
8 19 (10.00%) Network Design
9 17 (8.95%) Computer Science
9 17 (8.95%) Project Management
10 16 (8.42%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (7.89%) Change Control
11 15 (7.89%) Data Protection
12 12 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (5.79%) Coaching
13 11 (5.79%) Mathematics
13 11 (5.79%) Project Planning
14 10 (5.26%) Configuration Management
14 10 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.63%) C
2 3 (1.58%) Perl
3 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.53%) Python
3 1 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 110 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (48.42%) CCNP
3 46 (24.21%) CCNA
4 26 (13.68%) Security Cleared
5 25 (13.16%) Degree
5 25 (13.16%) SC Cleared
6 20 (10.53%) CCIE
7 15 (7.89%) CCDP
7 15 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.16%) JNCIS
9 5 (2.63%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.58%) CCIP
11 3 (1.58%) MCSE
11 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.05%) CCDA
12 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.53%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.53%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.89%) GDPR
2 8 (4.21%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.74%) Firmware
3 8 (4.21%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.16%) VMware NSX
5 5 (2.63%) XenApp
6 4 (2.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (6.32%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (2.63%) Nagios
3 4 (2.11%) Stealthwatch
4 3 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.58%) SCOM
5 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.53%) Cacti
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 171 (90.00%) Cisco
2 60 (31.58%) CheckPoint
3 53 (27.89%) Juniper
4 42 (22.11%) Fortinet
5 38 (20.00%) F5
6 28 (14.74%) HP
6 28 (14.74%) Nokia
7 18 (9.47%) VMware
8 17 (8.95%) SolarWinds
9 16 (8.42%) Microsoft
10 11 (5.79%) Avaya
10 11 (5.79%) Draytek
10 11 (5.79%) Meraki
10 11 (5.79%) Mitel
11 8 (4.21%) Aruba
12 6 (3.16%) Extreme Networks
12 6 (3.16%) Huawei
12 6 (3.16%) Palo Alto
13 5 (2.63%) Blue Coat
13 5 (2.63%) Citrix