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Network manager Average UK Salary & Prospects

Network managers supervise the design, installation and running of IT, data and telephony systems in an organisation.

  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.  
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.  
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when
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Network managers typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Network manager you will typically work evenings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    54,826 GBP *
    per year
    22,000 GBP
    70,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Network manager

    Men make 13% more than Women
    84% of Network managers are men
    • 55,947 GBP
    • 48,536 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Network manager
    Average salary for full-time Network manager

    • 29,080 GBP
    • 54,826 GBP
    • 48,536 GBP
    • 55,947 GBP
    Pay over time for Network manager

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 46,574 GBP
    • 47,112 GBP
    • 48,752 GBP
    • 50,070 GBP
    • 52,577 GBP
    • 52,225 GBP
    • 54,826 GBP

    Future outlook for Network managers

    Very good outlook
    122 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    3% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    28% chance of automation in the future

    Network manager - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Network manager and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 52% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 20% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent
    • 10% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

    You'll need:

    •  maths knowledge  
    •  knowledge of engineering science and technology  
    •  design skills and knowledge  
    •  knowledge of physics  
    •  analytical thinking skills  
    •  excellent verbal communication skills  
    •  the ability to read English  
    •  knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software  
    • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Network manager

    Network Systems Management

    Things to highlight for your Network manager interview

    Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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