Salary Range (SGD)1
Years of Experience
2,500 – 3,750
0 – 3 Years
Network Engineers (also known as Network Administrators and Network Support Technicians) are responsible for the integrity of communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. They may work in-house as part of an organisation’s IT support team, or as part of an outsourced IT networking consultancy firm.
Network Engineers may be responsible for one specific area of a system, or may trouble-shoot any IT-related problem. They can progress to become Network Controllers, who are usually involved in decision-making, staff management and strategic advice. They may also move into network management positions or other customer-related or management roles such as project management.
What do Network Engineers do?
- Build a networking environment by designing system configuration, direction system installation, defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards
- Implementing new solutions and improving resilience of current environments
- Optimising network performance by monitoring performance, troubleshooting problems and scheduling upgrades
- Collaborating with network architects
- Investigate data network faults in local and wide area environments
- Securing network systems
- Supporting and administrating firewall environments according to IT security policies
- Compiling information and reporting network operational status
- Upgrading data network equipment
- Configuring routing and switching equipment, hosted IP voice services, and firewalls
- Remote troubleshooting and support of on-site engineers and end-users during installation
- Capacity management and audit of IP addressing and hosted devices
- Communicating with project management teams, third-line engineers and service desk engineers
Why be one?
- Network & Systems Related Professionals are in demand:
The IMDA’s Annual Survey on Infocomm Manpower for 20152 estimated that they accounted for 16% or 30,900 of the total demand for Infocomm professionals.
As at 1 Jun 2015, about 26,400 professionals were employed in Network & Systems related job roles and an additional 4,500 positions were vacant.
Employers estimated demand to increase by another 5,100 for these job roles by 2018.
What courses do we recommend to start your career as a Network Engineer?
Network Engineer Track
1 Source: Michael Page 2016 South East Asia Salary & Employment Outlook
* Please note that the salary ranges can only be approximate guides.
2 Source: IMDA Annual Infocomm Manpower Survey and https://data.gov.sg/