Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Specialist was £46,750 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 307 312
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 20 19 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 11
West Midlands median annual salary £46,750 £46,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.63% +33.33% -18.31%
10th Percentile £32,500 £41,875 £25,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,025 £42,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,298 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.86% -0.43% -5.00%

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 9,534 10,016 10,673
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.72% 96.99% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,536 8,024 8,912
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +22 8 - - 1
Staffordshire - 4 £35,000 -
Warwickshire - 4 £48,500 -
Coventry -13 3 £53,500 +16.30%
Network Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 17 (85.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 13 (65.00%) CCNP
4 12 (60.00%) Service Management
5 11 (55.00%) Degree
5 11 (55.00%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (55.00%) F5
5 11 (55.00%) Juniper
5 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
6 10 (50.00%) BGP
6 10 (50.00%) Fortinet
7 9 (45.00%) OSPF
7 9 (45.00%) ITIL
7 9 (45.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
8 8 (40.00%) Presales
8 8 (40.00%) Software-Defined Networking
8 8 (40.00%) Line Management
8 8 (40.00%) FWSM
8 8 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (40.00%) PRINCE2
8 8 (40.00%) LDAP
8 8 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (40.00%) DHCP
8 8 (40.00%) SNMP
8 8 (40.00%) VPN
8 8 (40.00%) DNS
8 8 (40.00%) Project Management
8 8 (40.00%) CA

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (50.00%) BGP
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (45.00%) OSPF
5 8 (40.00%) DHCP
5 8 (40.00%) DNS
5 8 (40.00%) FWSM
5 8 (40.00%) IPsec
5 8 (40.00%) SNMP
5 8 (40.00%) Software-Defined Networking
5 8 (40.00%) VPN
6 5 (25.00%) LAN
6 5 (25.00%) WAN
7 4 (20.00%) MPLS
8 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
9 2 (10.00%) Skype
9 2 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (10.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (40.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Service Management
2 9 (45.00%) ITIL
3 8 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (40.00%) ITIL V3
3 8 (40.00%) Line Management
3 8 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (40.00%) Presales
3 8 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 8 (40.00%) Project Management
3 8 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 8 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (20.00%) Network Management
5 3 (15.00%) Document Management
5 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Customer Acquisition
6 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.00%) Proactive Monitoring
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (65.00%) CCNP
3 11 (55.00%) Degree
4 8 (40.00%) PMI Certification
4 8 (40.00%) PMP
5 3 (15.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (10.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (15.00%) TeMIP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
2 11 (55.00%) F5
2 11 (55.00%) Juniper
3 10 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 8 (40.00%) CA
5 2 (10.00%) Apple
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) Mitel
5 2 (10.00%) Motorola
5 2 (10.00%) Virgin Media
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds