Period
to 12 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £52,250 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Specialist
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 277 297 319
Rank change year-on-year +20 +22 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 14 26 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 6
West Midlands median annual salary £52,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.11% +12.50% +10.81%
10th Percentile £37,825 £41,250 £32,375
90th Percentile £61,750 £50,875 £62,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%

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 8,114 9,673 11,198
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.40% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6,281 7,980 8,873
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,419 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Network Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in the West Midlands

Network Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Specialist in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Network Specialist in the West Midlands

Network Specialist
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Specialist in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Specialist in the West Midlands

Network Specialist
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 Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 November 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 +5 9 £41,000 -8.89%
Coventry +12 4 £53,000 +4.95%
Warwickshire +37 1 £57,500 +27.78% 1
Network Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, Network Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (57.14%) CheckPoint
5 7 (50.00%) CCNP
5 7 (50.00%) F5
6 6 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
6 6 (42.86%) VPN
7 5 (35.71%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (28.57%) DNS
8 4 (28.57%) Juniper
8 4 (28.57%) BGP
8 4 (28.57%) DHCP
9 3 (21.43%) LAN
9 3 (21.43%) WAN
9 3 (21.43%) ITIL
9 3 (21.43%) OSPF
9 3 (21.43%) VLAN
9 3 (21.43%) Network Security
9 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
9 3 (21.43%) Wireless
9 3 (21.43%) Finance
9 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
9 3 (21.43%) Network Management
9 3 (21.43%) FWSM
10 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement

Network Specialist 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (42.86%) VPN
4 5 (35.71%) Software-Defined Networking
5 4 (28.57%) BGP
5 4 (28.57%) DHCP
5 4 (28.57%) DNS
6 3 (21.43%) FWSM
6 3 (21.43%) LAN
6 3 (21.43%) Network Security
6 3 (21.43%) OSPF
6 3 (21.43%) VLAN
6 3 (21.43%) WAN
6 3 (21.43%) Wireless
7 2 (14.29%) IPsec
7 2 (14.29%) MPLS
7 2 (14.29%) SNMP
8 1 (7.14%) Internet
8 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) PKI
2 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) Network Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Due Diligence
3 2 (14.29%) IT Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) Line Management
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
3 2 (14.29%) Presales
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) eTOM
4 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) PHP
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
3 2 (14.29%) PMP
4 1 (7.14%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 8 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 7 (50.00%) F5
4 4 (28.57%) Juniper
5 2 (14.29%) CA
5 2 (14.29%) Draytek
5 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) SonicWALL
6 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto