Career outlook for network manager
UK Salary Ranges
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would design, set up and run computer systems to help connect people and companies.
You could work for one company as part of their IT team, or become a consultant, helping many different clients.
You would work with four main types of network:
- Local area networks (LANs) – connecting computers within a small area like an office or building
- Metropolitan area networks (MANs) – joining LANs together across a city
- Wide area networks (WANs) – linking systems across countries
- Global area networks (GANs) – joining networks across the whole world, often using wireless and satellite technology
- Find out what your client or company needs
- Design and test network plans to meet those needs
- Make sure network plans work with different computer systems
- Manage technical staff
- Make sure networks are safe and secure
- Check networks to make sure they are running properly
- Report on how well networks work and how much they are used
- Manage network changes or growth
You would work closely with other IT staff and business managers.
It would be important for you to be able to manage a project and negotiate.
UK employment status
Create a qualification route
We've found some examples of the qualifications that could help you get this job.Discover my route
Search course options
Thinking about your future? There are lots of courses available that could interest you. Use our course search to explore course options.Find courses
Search job opportunities
If you're looking for your new career our job search can help you. Discover interesting opportunities and decide your next steps.Find a job
Here are some of the skills needed for this job. Sign in to see how your skills match up.
- Building relationships
- Verbal communication
- Working with technology
- Problem solving
- Working with numbers
- Developing a plan
- Making decisions
- Taking responsibility
Your skills can help you choose the career that's right for you. You can build your skills through work, study or activities you do in your spare time.
To understand more, have a look at What are my skills?
Our Skills Explorer tool will help you understand what skills you have and match them to jobs that might suit you.Use the Skills Explorer tool
Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you'll need.