Sometimes a few numbers come in handy: A well-placed stat can give a client presentation, blog post, or business plan greater power. Statistics can help you spot trends, point to problems that need addressing, or show you what’s happening in your industry.

Whatever the case, we hope you’ll find this list of network industry statistics helpful and enjoyable. Tweet your favorites, and tag @AuvikNetworks so we can see them!

2

Average number of network outages a company experiences per month
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29

Percentage of IT pros who say it takes days, weeks or months to isolate network performance problems
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59:1

Ratio of network devices to engineers in 2015
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juggler network statistics devices

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89

Different third-party vendors that access an average company network every week
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82

Percentage of managed service providers (MSPs) that use a remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution
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7

Components of a complete network service
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network statistics management components

1,000

Average number of changes made to an enterprise network each month
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83

Percentage of IT pros who say they don’t have the WAN visibility they need to effectively troubleshoot problems
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no network visibility blurry keyboard

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20

Estimated percentage of working hours lost due to poor IT documentation
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79,375

Median salary for a US-based systems administrator in 2015
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36

Percentage of IT pros who list routine maintenance as their least favorite task
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network janitor maintenance tasks

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3,600

Users compromised by ransomware daily
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57

Percentage of in-house network administrators who don’t fully know how their network is configured
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89

Percentage of employees who still have a valid login and password to at least one business application after they’re let go
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3.8

Average number of insider network attacks per business each year
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12

Percentage of the cost of network problem that’s attributed to actually fixing the problem (vs downtime or lost productivity)
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plumbing cost to fix network problems statistics

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154 billion

Revenue dollars generated by North American MSPs in 2014
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80+

Percentage of MSPs who have little or no protection for storing client passwords
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10

Most popular Windows OS of all-time
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100,000

Estimated number of businesses worldwide that consider themselves MSPs
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MSPs open for business sign network statistics

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20

Years Asus must maintain a comprehensive security program subject to independent audits following a 2015 court ruling over router vulnerability
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340 undecillion

Unique IP addresses available under IPv6
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