The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Specialist
England / West Midlands
Rank 207 230 212
Rank change year-on-year +23 -18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 3 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.064% 0.11% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 4
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £46,100 £34,750 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,900 £57,000 £47,600
UK excluding London median salary £47,250 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.71% -8.00%  

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 4568 5904 4865
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.86% 96.34% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3763 4801 4148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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
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 3 months to 24 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
Coventry +14 2 £46,500 +32.85%
Birmingham +12 1 - -
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Network Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
3 9 (64.29%) CCNA
4 8 (57.14%) Firewall
4 8 (57.14%) F5
5 6 (42.86%) LAN
5 6 (42.86%) CCNP
6 5 (35.71%) Juniper
6 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
6 5 (35.71%) 802.11
6 5 (35.71%) VoIP
6 5 (35.71%) WLAN
6 5 (35.71%) WAN
6 5 (35.71%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (35.71%) Wireless
6 5 (35.71%) CWNA
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
6 5 (35.71%) Meraki
6 5 (35.71%) 802.1X
7 4 (28.57%) Line Management
7 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 4 (28.57%) Huawei
7 4 (28.57%) Brocade
7 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
7 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
7 4 (28.57%) HP
8 3 (21.43%) SCCM
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco UCCE

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
2 8 (57.14%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) LAN
4 5 (35.71%) 802.11
4 5 (35.71%) VoIP
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (35.71%) Wireless
4 5 (35.71%) WLAN
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.14%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
1 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Line Management
1 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) Threat Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) B2B
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (64.29%) CCNA
3 6 (42.86%) CCNP
4 5 (35.71%) CWNA
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (21.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (57.14%) F5
3 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (35.71%) Juniper
3 5 (35.71%) Meraki
3 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
4 4 (28.57%) Brocade
4 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Huawei
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto