Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 149 121
Rank change year-on-year -30 -28 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Engineer 122 215 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 2.14% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 2.22% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 91 182 221
West Midlands median annual salary £49,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.47% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -

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 8,721 9,694 11,613
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.67% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6,794 8,140 9,192
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -23 60 £53,750 +7.50% 7
Shropshire +29 24 £55,000 +32.12% 1
Solihull +10 11 £26,000 -30.67% 4
Warwickshire -10 11 £43,000 +22.86%
Herefordshire +10 3 £45,000 -
Worcestershire +9 3 £33,682 -20.75% 1
Staffordshire +7 3 £35,000 +51.35% 3
Wolverhampton - 3 £37,500 - 1
Coventry -8 2 £45,000 +18.42% 3
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 113 (92.62%) Cisco
2 101 (82.79%) Firewall
3 89 (72.95%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (64.75%) CCNP
5 63 (51.64%) CheckPoint
6 49 (40.16%) F5
6 49 (40.16%) Data Centre
7 46 (37.70%) Cisco ASA
7 46 (37.70%) OSPF
8 45 (36.89%) WAN
9 40 (32.79%) Juniper
10 39 (31.97%) BGP
11 38 (31.15%) Self-Motivation
12 37 (30.33%) Fortinet
13 35 (28.69%) VPN
14 34 (27.87%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (26.23%) Security Cleared
16 31 (25.41%) SC Cleared
16 31 (25.41%) LAN
17 29 (23.77%) Cisco Nexus
18 28 (22.95%) ITIL
19 24 (19.67%) CCNA
19 24 (19.67%) IPsec
20 22 (18.03%) PKI
20 22 (18.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 22 (18.03%) MS Visio
20 22 (18.03%) Nokia
20 22 (18.03%) FWSM
20 22 (18.03%) Network Management
21 21 (17.21%) MPLS

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 (2.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (18.03%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.82%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (82.79%) Firewall
2 46 (37.70%) Cisco ASA
2 46 (37.70%) OSPF
3 45 (36.89%) WAN
4 39 (31.97%) BGP
5 35 (28.69%) VPN
6 31 (25.41%) LAN
7 29 (23.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 24 (19.67%) IPsec
9 22 (18.03%) FWSM
10 21 (17.21%) MPLS
11 18 (14.75%) Wireless
12 16 (13.11%) Internet
13 14 (11.48%) TCP/IP
14 13 (10.66%) VoIP
15 11 (9.02%) Network Security
16 10 (8.20%) VLAN
17 9 (7.38%) Cisco Firepower
18 7 (5.74%) EIGRP
18 7 (5.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.82%) MySQL
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (18.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (6.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.46%) Advertising
2 3 (2.46%) Finance
3 2 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (0.82%) Banking
4 1 (0.82%) French Language
4 1 (0.82%) German Language
4 1 (0.82%) Law
4 1 (0.82%) Polish Language
4 1 (0.82%) Russian Language
4 1 (0.82%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 49 (40.16%) Data Centre
2 38 (31.15%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (18.03%) PKI
4 15 (12.30%) Virtual Team
5 12 (9.84%) Computer Science
6 7 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.46%) Fintech
7 3 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.64%) EMV
8 2 (1.64%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.82%) NHS
9 1 (0.82%) SCADA
9 1 (0.82%) Social Media
9 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.10%) Windows
2 4 (3.28%) Linux
2 4 (3.28%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.46%) Unix
4 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.87%) Continuous Improvement
2 28 (22.95%) ITIL
3 22 (18.03%) Network Management
4 16 (13.11%) Network Design
5 15 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (12.30%) Service Delivery
6 14 (11.48%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (10.66%) Mentoring
8 12 (9.84%) Software Engineering
9 8 (6.56%) Information Security
9 8 (6.56%) Service Management
10 7 (5.74%) ITIL V3
10 7 (5.74%) Problem Management
11 6 (4.92%) High Availability
11 6 (4.92%) Line Management
12 5 (4.10%) Data Protection
12 5 (4.10%) Load Balancing
12 5 (4.10%) Problem-Solving
13 3 (2.46%) Integration Testing
13 3 (2.46%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
1 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
1 1 (0.82%) Python
1 1 (0.82%) R
1 1 (0.82%) Ruby
1 1 (0.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (72.95%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (64.75%) CCNP
3 32 (26.23%) Security Cleared
4 31 (25.41%) SC Cleared
5 24 (19.67%) CCNA
6 17 (13.93%) CCDP
7 16 (13.11%) Degree
8 15 (12.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (9.84%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (7.38%) JNCIS
11 8 (6.56%) CCIE
11 8 (6.56%) CCSP
12 4 (3.28%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.46%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (2.46%) JNCIA
13 3 (2.46%) JNCIP
14 1 (0.82%) CWNA
14 1 (0.82%) HNC
14 1 (0.82%) RHCE
14 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.10%) GDPR
3 4 (3.28%) SLA
4 2 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 5 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) FortiGate
1 2 (1.64%) RSA enVision
2 1 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.82%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.82%) Nagios
2 1 (0.82%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 113 (92.62%) Cisco
2 63 (51.64%) CheckPoint
3 49 (40.16%) F5
4 40 (32.79%) Juniper
5 37 (30.33%) Fortinet
6 22 (18.03%) Nokia
7 13 (10.66%) HP
8 6 (4.92%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.10%) Meraki
9 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.46%) Aruba
11 2 (1.64%) Avaya
11 2 (1.64%) Capita
11 2 (1.64%) Draytek
11 2 (1.64%) Qualys
11 2 (1.64%) Remedy
11 2 (1.64%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.64%) Tripwire
12 1 (0.82%) Brocade
12 1 (0.82%) Huawei