Network Architect Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $140,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $165,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $190,000 AUD


  • Responsible for designing, implementing, and managing the company's network infrastructure.
  • Ensures the security, stability, and scalability of the organisation's network systems.
  • Evaluates and selects appropriate networking hardware and software.
  • Collaborates with the IT team to align network strategies with IT and business goals.
  • Provides technical leadership and expertise in network design, troubleshooting, and optimisation.
  • Keeps abreast of the latest trends and developments in network technologies.

Key Skills

  • Advanced Networking Knowledge: Deep understanding of network technologies (SDN, MPLS, VPN, Wireless, VoIP).
  • System Integration Skills: Proficiency in integrating diverse systems and technologies to create cohesive and efficient network architectures.
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills: Strong ability to analyse network requirements and develop effective solutions to complex networking challenges.
  • Communication and Leadership: Exceptional communication and leadership skills for guiding teams and liaising with stakeholders.
  • Innovation and Adaptability: Capacity to innovate and adapt to emerging network technologies and trends.

Standard Industry Training

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Interview Questions for Network Architect Candidates

  1. Can you describe a network architecture you designed and how it met the specific needs of an organisation?
  2. How do you approach the integration of new technologies into existing network infrastructures?
  3. What strategies do you employ to ensure network security and compliance with industry standards?
  4. How do you stay current with evolving network technologies and trends?
  5. Can you discuss a challenging network problem you solved and the innovative approach you took?
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