Most senior network engineers list "protocols," "network security," and "bgp" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important senior network engineer responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a senior network engineer. We found that 65.5% of senior network engineers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 11.4% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most senior network engineers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight senior network engineers were not college graduates.
Those senior network engineers who do attend college, typically earn either a electrical engineering degree or a computer science degree. Less commonly earned degrees for senior network engineers include a business degree or a computer information systems degree.
Once you're ready to become a senior network engineer, you should explore the companies that typically hire senior network engineers. According to senior network engineer resumes that we searched through, senior network engineers are hired the most by General Dynamics, Humana, and First National of Nebraska. Currently, General Dynamics has 254 senior network engineer job openings, while there are 53 at Humana and 29 at First National of Nebraska.
If you're interested in companies where senior network engineers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Twitter, Match Group, and LinkedIn. We found that at Twitter, the average senior network engineer salary is $181,619. Whereas at Match Group, senior network engineers earn roughly $179,835. And at LinkedIn, they make an average salary of $174,525.
We also looked into companies who hire senior network engineers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Verizon Communications, AT&T;, and Sprint.
For the most part, senior network engineers make their living in the technology and finance industries. Senior network engineers tend to make the most in the telecommunication industry with an average salary of $113,342. The senior network engineer annual salary in the insurance and health care industries generally make $105,006 and $101,285 respectively. Additionally, senior network engineers who work in the telecommunication industry make 25.1% more than senior network engineers in the manufacturing Industry.