IT Network Professionals

IT network professionals design, set up and maintain computer networks, support the network users and fix problems which arise.


New workers

New workers start around £26,411. Normal pay is £39,801 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £68,068.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 23,521 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Writes operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.

  • Ensures network security, reports on, investigates and fixes network faults.

  • Creates users' accounts and provides troubleshooting service to users.

  • Monitors performance and makes recommendations concerning network quality..

  • Implements and evaluates new networking environments, including software and hardware.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Network Engineering

  • Automation

  • Firewall

  • Linux

  • Systems Engineering

  • Microsoft Azure

  • Network Routing

  • Wide Area Networks

  • Project Management

  • Network Switches

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Customer Service

  • Problem Solving

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Planning

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Organizational Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.