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Network Manager Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Network Manager job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

Remember that every job is different. Instead of including all keywords on your resume, identify those that are most relevant to the job you're applying to. Use the free Targeted Resume tool to help with this.

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  • Networking
  • Telecommunications
  • Cisco Systems Products
  • Network Design
  • Network Administration
  • Switches
  • Routing
  • Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Customer Research
  • Data Center
  • Vendor Management
  • GSM
  • Network Security
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Network Engineering
  • 3G
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Active Directory
  • Windows Server
  • Firewalls
  • Disaster Recovery
  • VMware
  • Servers
  • Security
  •   Show full list

Resume Skills: Technologies

  • LAN
  • WAN
  • VPN
  • Firewalls
  • TCP/IP
  • CISCO Devices
  • Juniper Devices
  • Load Balancers
  • VoIP Systems

Resume Skills: Programming Languages

  • Python (Network Automation)
  • Bash
  • PowerShell

Resume Skills: Network Tools

  • Cisco IOS
  • Juniper JunOS
  • Wireshark
  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

Resume Skills: Cloud

  • Azure
  • AWS
  • IBM Cloud
  • Cloud Security

Resume Skills: Networking

  • Switching
  • Routing
  • Network Design
  • Network Security
  • Distributed Systems
  • WAN Optimization
  • Cisco Router setup
  • VPN configuration
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Firewall Management
  • Wireless Networking
  • DNS/DHCP

Resume Skills: Protocols

  • TCP/IP
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • MPLS
  • STP
  • SNMP
  • SIP

Resume Skills: Software

  • Packet Tracer
  • GNS3
  • Wireshark
  • SolarWinds
  • NetFlow Analyzer

Resume Skills: Hardware and Software

  • Network Switches
  • Routers
  • Network Protocols (TCP/IP, MPLS, BGP)
  • OS: Windows/Linux/Unix
  • Server Hardware Installation

Resume Skills: Programming & Databases

  • Python
  • Java
  • SQL
  • MySQL
  • Oracle Database
  • MongoDB

Resume Skills: Tools & Platforms

  • VMware
  • Wireshark
  • Cisco Packet Tracer
  • AWS
  • Google Cloud Platform
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Sample Network Manager Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
Network Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Network Manager
Led a team to implement advanced Cisco Systems Products across all operational sites, improving network efficiency by 37%
Managed the migration of the entire organizational network to VoIP systems, achieving a cost reduction of 27%
Oversaw network security measures, resulting in a 95% decrease in data breaches and a 17% boost in network performance
Devised innovative 3G network strategies, leading to a 23% upsurge in broadband connection speed
Implemented Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) to improve network traffic flow, resulting in the impressively stable network uptime of 99.7%
Cisco April 2016 - December 2020
Senior Network Engineer
Modernized network architecture by integrating advanced Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) methodologies, resulting in network response times improving by 30%
Streamlined vendor management processes leading to a 20% improvement in service level agreement (SLA) fulfilment
Implemented strategic GSM technologies securing a 35% increase in mobile data transmission speeds
Employed advanced Wireless Technologies to expand the company’s reach to remote areas, boosting customer base by 15%
Coached.com March 2012 - March 2016
Network Administrator
Enhanced data center performance through the efficient management of switches and routing, resulting in a 15% improvement in data traffic management
Conducted in-depth customer research to understand network requirements and completed project deliverables 15% faster than the industry average
Maintained Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol, boosting network efficiency by 20%
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Institute June 2012
Master of Sciences in Network Administration
Thesis: Improved Efficiency in IoT Network Management
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Specialization in Network Development and Architecture
Award: Resume Worded Networking Excellence Award (Top 1%)
SKILLS
Networking: Cisco Router setup, VPN configuration, Network Troubleshooting, Firewall Management, Wireless Networking, DNS/DHCP
Hardware and Software: Network Switches, Routers, Network Protocols (TCP/IP, MPLS, BGP), OS: Windows/Linux/Unix, Server Hardware Installation
Programming & Databases: Python, Java, SQL, MySQL, Oracle Database, MongoDB
Tools & Platforms: VMware, Wireshark, Cisco Packet Tracer, AWS, Google Cloud Platform
OTHER
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Proficient (CCNP) (2016), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: Network Engineers Association (Board member), IT Initiative for Underprivileged Schools (Volunteer Network Manager)
Projects: Implementation of automated network troubleshooting system reducing downtime by 30% at Cisco
Awards: ‘Network Engineer of the Year’ by Network Professionals Association (2019)
Your Name
Network Design Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Oracle Corporation February 2021 - Present
Network Design Analyst
Spearheaded the strategic design and implementation of advanced network security measures, cutting down company data breaches by 45%
Championed an initiative to redesign the company’s BGP, leading to a significant 50% improvement in network speed
Implemented top-tier 3G solutions, increasing the organization's network coverage, resulting in a 35% increase in data transfer speeds
Optimized network routing and switches configurations, which reduced system bottlenecks and improved network response times by 30%
Successfully transitioned the company's communication infrastructure to VoIP, which increased communication efficiency by 40% and reduced expenditures by 35%
Coached.com April 2017 - January 2021
Senior Network Administrator
Revamped the data center configuration to improve data traffic handling efficiency by 25%
Managed vendor relationships effectively, securing a 30% increase in SLA adherence
Played a key role in the adoption of MPLS, improving network stability and enabling a reliable 99.8% uptime
Pioneered the use of cutting-edge wireless technologies to expand the company’s data coverage by 20%
Amazon November 2011 - March 2017
Network Engineer
Led initiatives to optimize OSPF, delivering a 18% increase in network efficiency
Incorporated GSM solutions into the network design, leading to a 20% improvement in mobile data transmission
Successfully fulfilled all functionality requisites through comprehensive customer research and feedback analysis
Experienced in working with Cisco Systems Products, resulting in stable and efficient network systems
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Academic Center March 2017
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Specialized in routing and switching technologies
Resume Worded University October 2011
Master of Technology - Network Engineering
Thesis: Optimization of Network Traffic using SDN
SKILLS
Networking: Switching, Routing, Network Design, Network Security, Distributed Systems, WAN Optimization
Technologies: CISCO Devices, Juniper Devices, Firewalls, Load Balancers, VoIP Systems
Protocols: TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, STP, SNMP, SIP
Software: Packet Tracer, GNS3, Wireshark, SolarWinds, NetFlow Analyzer
OTHER
Certifications: Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert (2021), CompTIA Network+ (2016)
Projects: Designed a highly available network infrastructure for a large-scale ecommerce site
Your Name
Data Center Network Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded June 2021 - Present
Data Center Network Specialist
Revitalized networking arrangement in the data center, maneuvering switches and routing configurations efficiently, which resulted in a rise in data handling capacity by 40%
Led the successful incorporation of VoIP technology, enhancing communication operations by 45% and bringing down communication costs by 30%
Enhanced network performance by introducing effective BGP, OSPF, and VPN technologies, resulting in a significant 55% boost in network speed and stability
Expedited the transition from 2G to 3G network protocol, amplifying data transfer rates by 28%
Designed and implemented vigorous network security guidelines, lowering data breaches by 47%
Microsoft March 2016 - May 2021
Advanced Network Administrator
Implemented MPLS based networking, which reduced network congestion by 25% and enhanced network reliability
Executed comprehensive customer research and feedback analysis to meet customer network requisites ahead of schedule by 20%
Effected the use of advanced wireless technologies, augmenting the company’s network coverage, and expanding the customer base by 18%
IBM April 2010 - February 2016
Network Support Technician
Vital in resolving network issues, resulting in a 30% reduction in support tickets
Assisted in optimizing OSPF and GSM, resulting in a significant 15% increase in network efficiency and mobile data transmission
Actively involved in vendor management, increasing SLA fulfillment by 12%
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University May 2012
Master of Science - Network Engineering
Focus on Advanced Network Technologies, and Security
Resume Worded Academic Center September 2019
Certified Network Professional (CNP)
Comprehensive training on Data Center Networking
SKILLS
Network Technologies: LAN, WAN, VPN, Firewalls, TCP/IP
Programming Languages: Python (Network Automation), Bash, PowerShell
Network Tools: Cisco IOS, Juniper JunOS, Wireshark, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor
Cloud: Azure, AWS, IBM Cloud, Cloud Security
OTHER
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Data Center (2021)
Leadership & Volunteering: Chair, Resume Worded’s Technology Committee, leading initiatives such as Tech Talk Tuesdays
Projects: Designed and implemented a scalable network infrastructure for a local non-profit, improving their efficiency by 50%+
Awards: Microsoft’s Networking Ninja Award (2018, 2019)
Your Name
Network Services Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded January 2019 - Present
Network Services Manager
Spearheaded the integration of Ethernet and MPLS technologies into the company’s core network environments, enriching service delivery by 45%
Implemented a robust disaster recovery plan, reducing potential network downtime by 60%
Enhanced companywide telecommunication services through advanced VoIP systems, leading to a 30% improvement in service reliability
Pioneered a network security strategy that decreased network breaches by 80% while using Cisco Systems Products
Strategically managed both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring that all network services meet preset company standards
Cisco Systems June 2015 - December 2018
Senior Network Administrator
Elevated system performance by utilizing advanced networking and Telephony principles, with a resultant productivity increase of 20%
Skillfully managed a team overseeing the implementation of advanced Wireless Technologies, leading to improved efficiency and connectivity
Devised innovative Vendor Management protocols that improved vendor relationships, increasing company’s B2B trust scores by 40%
Coached.com November 2011 - May 2015
Network Analyst
Optimized Internet Protocol routing reducing the overhead costs by 25%
Improved Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure leading to an increase in data transmission rates by 15%
Streamlined the resolution of network issues through effective troubleshooting methodologies, improving response times by 20%
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Institute June 2013
Master of Science in Computer Science with a focus on Networking
Thesis: Effective Security in Network Administration
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Specialized in Network Administration
Awards: Dean's list 2008 (Top 10%)
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
SKILLS
Network Management: Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNOS, Arista EOS, SDN, VPN, VoIP
Networking Protocols: IP, TCP, UDP, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, STP
Security: Firewalls, Network Access Control (NAC), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
Scripting Languages: Python, JavaScript, Bash
OTHER
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Wireshark Certified Network Analyst (WCNA)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor, Cybersecurity Young Professionals Club
Projects: Implemented SD-WAN for enterprise network leading to 30% cost savings
Your Name
Network Services Director
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Network Services Director
Implemented a Managed Services strategy that achieved a 35% reduction in network errors
Orchestrated an infrastructure upgrade project employing cutting-edge Cisco System Products, enhancing network performance by 40%
Transformed the existing disaster recovery mechanisms leading to a reduction in network downtime by 70%
Revamped the internal network design, improving data transmission speeds by 20%
Established a comprehensive vendor management framework, improving vendor partnerships and services quality by 30%
Amazon Web Services June 2016 - January 2019
Lead Network Administrator
Architected a revolutionary network leveraging the power of Ethernet and MPLS, boosting network efficiency by 50%
Facilitated the deployment of Internet Protocol Suite increasing network throughput by 25%
Enhanced company-wide telecommunications through advanced Telephony and Wireless Technologies, improving call quality by 30%
Coached.com December 2012 - May 2016
Network Engineer
Developed rapid troubleshooting procedures, enhancing network uptime by 20%
Assisted in the roll-out of a Wide Area Network (WAN) with increased capacity, improving data offloading rate by 15%
Specialized in maintaining Switches and Routers, ensuring optimal network performance and reducing downtime by 10%
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Institute March 2012
Master's Degree - Computer Network and Systems Administration
Concentration in Cloud Networking and Virtualization
Resume Worded University June 2010
Bachelor of Science - Information Technology
Specialized in Networking and Security
Dean's List 2008 - 2010 (Top 10%)
SKILLS
Networking: Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNOS, Network Security, VPNs, Firewalls, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP
Programming & Database: Python, Bash, SQL, Oracle DB, MongoDB
Cloud Tech & Virtualization: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Docker, Kubernetes
Systems & Tools: Linux, Unix, Windows Server 2012/2016/2019, Active Directory, Wireshark
OTHER
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), AWS Certified Solutions Architect
Leadership & Volunteering: Weekly IT Skills Trainer, 'Tech Meets Community' Non-Profit Organization
Projects: Developed an automated network reporting tool that reduces reporting time by 30%
Your Name
Senior Network Architect
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
Senior Network Architect
Created a cohesive plan for network security, resulting in a 70% reduction in network threats using Cisco Systems Products
Revolutionized the company’s networking solution by incorporating MPLS and Ethernet, enhancing service delivery by 50%
Constructed a robust disaster recovery plan that enhanced system resilience, reducing downtime by 30%
Spearheaded transformation of Voice over IP (VoIP) systems, improving voice services by 40%
Executed the rollout of advanced Wireless Technologies improving mobile connectivity across all organization’s branches by 25%
Microsoft December 2013 - February 2018
Principal Network Administrator
Conducted comprehensive vendor management, which resulted in improved relationship with top vendors by 30%
Revitalized Wide Area Network (WAN) resulting in quicker data transmission by 15%
Optimized company’s Switches and Routers, ensuring seamless data flow and reducing the network crashes by 20%
Coached.com January 2010 - November 2013
Network Specialist
Led the team responsible for upgrading the data center infrastructure, which improved network performance by 20%
Designed effective troubleshooting procedures to address network issues, reducing resolution times by 30%
Implemented an efficient Internet Protocol routing mechanism, reducing overhead bandwidth usage by 15%
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University December 2015
Master of Science in Computer Networks
Thesis: 'Wireless Networking and Security'
Resume Worded Institute May 2008
Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science
Specialization in Data Communication and Networking
Awards: Top 10% in the graduating class
SKILLS
Programming & Scripting: Python, Java, Bash, Perl, Ruby, PowerShell
Networking Protocols: BGP, OSPF, RIP, MPLS, RTP, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, IPv6, ARP, VLAN, VPN, HTTPS
Network Hardware & Software: Switches (Cisco, Juniper, Dell), Firewalls (Fortinet, Palo Alto), Load Balancers (F5, Citrix NetScalers), Wireshark, NMAP, Kali Linux
Cloud Technology & Virtualization: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Docker, VMware, Hyper-V
OTHER
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - 2019, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - 2017
Leadership & Volunteering: Tech Mentor at Network Professionals Association - Guided 5+ aspiring network architects on their journey from novices to professionals.
Projects: Developed a network security portal which provides real-time insights about potential threat and breaches. The portal was later commercialized by Coached.com
Publications: Authored 10+ research papers on 'Network Infrastructure and Security in the age of Cloud and IoT', published in leading technology journals.

How do I add skills to a Network Manager resume?

1
Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Network Manager posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Internet Protocol (IP), Network Design and Networking are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

2
Add industry skills like Routing and Telecommunications.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Switches, Network Administration and Cisco Systems Products - into your resume if they're relevant.

3
Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Network Security, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Data Center - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

4
Show examples of where you trained people.

On Network Manager resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.

5
Highlight leadership and management skills.

Hiring managers often want to see evidence of leadership and management on a Network Manager resume, so try to include any examples of where you led a project or managed other people.

6
Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Network Manager, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Network Manager Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Network Manager job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills should you put on a Network Manager resume?

The most common skills and keywords we found on Network Manager resumes and job postings were Networking, Telecommunications, Cisco Systems Products, Network Design, Network Administration, Switches, Routing and Internet Protocol (IP).

Skills like VMware, Network Security, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Voice over IP (VoIP) and Data Center also appeared on related job postings.

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