The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 28 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Permanent jobs citing LAN 19 28 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 6.51% 7.27% 5.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.25% 37.33% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15 28 14
Average salary £45,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.75% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £25,000 £37,300
10% offered a salary of more than £49,400 £70,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
LAN
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
51 75 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 17.47% 19.48% 23.30%
Number of salaries quoted 45 69 64
Average salary £45,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £42,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

LAN
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Bedford region.

LAN Salary Trend in Bedford

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 24 (88.89%) CCNP
1 24 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (85.19%) WAN
3 19 (70.37%) Load Balancing
3 19 (70.37%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (59.26%) Cisco
5 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
5 13 (48.15%) CCDP
5 13 (48.15%) CheckPoint
5 13 (48.15%) CCSA
5 13 (48.15%) CCSE
5 13 (48.15%) Network Security
6 12 (44.44%) Firewall
6 12 (44.44%) OSPF
6 12 (44.44%) BGP
6 12 (44.44%) MS Visio
7 11 (40.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (40.74%) Wireless
8 10 (37.04%) VLAN
8 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
8 10 (37.04%) VPN
8 10 (37.04%) Network Management
9 9 (33.33%) Riverbed
10 8 (29.63%) SolarWinds
11 7 (25.93%) Check Point Certification
11 7 (25.93%) WAN Optimisation
12 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
13 5 (18.52%) Wireshark
13 5 (18.52%) VCP4
13 5 (18.52%) Cloud Computing

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) MS Visio
2 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) WAN
2 19 (70.37%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (48.15%) Network Security
4 12 (44.44%) OSPF
4 12 (44.44%) BGP
4 12 (44.44%) Firewall
5 11 (40.74%) Wireless
6 10 (37.04%) VLAN
6 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
6 10 (37.04%) VPN
7 5 (18.52%) Wireshark
8 4 (14.81%) tcpdump
9 1 (3.70%) VoIP
9 1 (3.70%) FTP
9 1 (3.70%) HTTP
9 1 (3.70%) DNS
9 1 (3.70%) SAN
9 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Consultant
2 12 (44.44%) Network Engineer
3 9 (33.33%) Network Consultant
4 6 (22.22%) Network Security Consultant
4 6 (22.22%) Security Consultant
5 5 (18.52%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
7 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (3.70%) Security Specialist
8 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Network Specialist
8 1 (3.70%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Load Balancing
2 11 (40.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (37.04%) Network Management
4 7 (25.93%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Web Development
6 1 (3.70%) High Availability
6 1 (3.70%) Logistics
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (88.89%) CCNP
1 24 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (48.15%) CCSA
2 13 (48.15%) CCSE
2 13 (48.15%) CCDP
3 7 (25.93%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (18.52%) VCP4
5 4 (14.81%) CCNA
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) CheckPoint
3 9 (33.33%) Riverbed
4 8 (29.63%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
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