Network Engineer Career

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Network Engineer

Today, all businesses and organisations operate on their own networks. These can be local area networks used to store and share files and information relating to the business, or wide area networks which are used to link the local branches of an organisation to the head office. Given the importance of these networks to the day-to-day activities of an organisation or business, it is paramount to have a Network Engineer in position to monitor the network’s infrastructure. The Network Engineer is ultimately the person who ensures that everyone can share files, access resources, communicate and access the internet through the network.

What type of person do I need to be?

As a Network Engineer, your ability to solve problems and examine faults and issues with an analytical eye will be put to the test. Good communication skills are essential, as well as being able to work cohesively on a team. Being keen to learn with a close attention to detail will also benefit you as a Network Engineer.

What will I be doing as a Network Engineer?

The duties of a Network Engineer consist of designing, planning and implementing network infrastructure to suit the needs of the organisation. You will also be called upon to troubleshoot and diagnose issues on the network and create plans to remedy them, as well as implementing security measures and firewalls to protect your network. You will also be required to interface with users – such as the business’s clients or employees who use the network

What skills do I need to have as a Network Engineer?

A familiarity with network topographies is important, as well as the hardware and software necessary to run a network. The ability to plan and design a network, as well as installing it and setting it up, will also benefit you. It’s also important to be able to organise your tasks and effectively interface with team members.

SENIOR SALARY : £120000.00+ p/a

AVERAGE SALARY : £47000.00 p/a

ENTRY SALARY : £22000.00 p/a


What are Network Engineers saying?
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“I have been a Network Architect for a few years and love my job.”

Network Engineer

“I ensure that the companies systems are always running.. this keeps me on my toes!”

Guy working in data centre

“I provide network maintenance for a finance company… my team is fun to work with.”

How do I start a career as a Network Engineer?

A role as a Network Engineer is your gateway to an exciting professional IT career. Often considered by some to be an entry-level position, this career is usually started by obtaining the relevant certifications. By choosing to study online courses such as CompTIA IT Fundamentals, Cisco CCNA and other online courses that have no entry requirements, you will be well on your way to your first Network Engineer job. For more information on our study packages and job opportunities, enquire now!

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