Network Engineer

Network Engineer

Network Engineers focus on the high-level design and implementation of computer networks. The average salary of a Network Engineer is $89,642 per annum.

As a Network Engineer you will be required to monitor and optimise network performance, develop design documentation, and provider user support.

Salary range
Average salary $89,642
salary range
$79,816
$89,642
$103,525
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
16% by 2020
16%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Network Engineer are:
NSW
NSW 36%
VIC
VIC 25.8%
QLD
QLD 16.6%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Network Engineer are:
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Logical approach to work
  • Self-reliant and able to work independently
  • Active interest in learning and maintaining technical skills and knowledge
  • Able to investigate, identify and solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Enjoy electronics, computers and elctro-mechanical equipment
  • Good customer service skills
  • Able to make informed decisions about a wide range of complex business and technical issues
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

If you're new to the IT industry or have limited work or study experience, these courses will help you kick-start your career as a Network Administrator.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

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