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Network Engineer

Find out how to become a network engineer and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Network Engineer is $76,500 - 109,500 annually

Overview

Network engineers design, configure and install computer networks. They are responsible for the details of an organisation’s network systems. Employment for network engineers to 2019 is expected to remain stable. Employment in this medium sized occupation fell over the last five years.

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Key skills

Network engineers work to ensure the security and smooth running of company networks. They work with network technologies and provide user support.

  • Communicate effectively with team members and clients
  • Analyse existing complex computer systems and evaluate performance
  • Recommend software and hardware improvements to computer networks
  • Engage expert skills to troubleshoot problems with computer networks
  • Set up new networks and upgrade existing ones
  • Monitor network usage with regard to traffic, activity, capacity and performance

Quick facts

Working as a network engineer allows you to keep up to date with relevant information technologies but also gives you the opportunity to work closely with other people.

Outlook
  • Average Hours Worked
    39.5 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Average qualification level
    35.4% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

Study pathways

Get the skills you need to find work as a network engineer by studying the information technology courses below.

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