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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 28 26 39
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Permanent jobs citing LAN 25 30 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 8.62% 10.75% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.98% 54.55% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 9
Average salary £45,000 £29,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.17% -60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £25,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
61 55 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 21.03% 19.71% 26.60%
Number of salaries quoted 46 48 73
Average salary £47,500 £33,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.79% -30.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in Bedford

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (91.84%) WAN
2 43 (87.76%) Data Centre
3 39 (79.59%) Cisco Nexus
3 39 (79.59%) CCNP
3 39 (79.59%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (75.51%) Load Balancing
5 36 (73.47%) Cisco
6 31 (63.27%) Network Security
7 30 (61.22%) CCDP
8 27 (55.10%) OSPF
8 27 (55.10%) BGP
8 27 (55.10%) CheckPoint
9 26 (53.06%) Firewall
9 26 (53.06%) Spanning Tree
10 25 (51.02%) CCSA
10 25 (51.02%) CCSE
11 22 (44.90%) Network Management
12 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
13 20 (40.82%) TCP/IP
14 17 (34.69%) MS Visio
14 17 (34.69%) Wireshark
14 17 (34.69%) tcpdump
15 15 (30.61%) Disaster Recovery
16 13 (26.53%) Wireless
16 13 (26.53%) Check Point Certification
17 10 (20.41%) Service Delivery
18 9 (18.37%) VMware
18 9 (18.37%) VLAN
18 9 (18.37%) Riverbed
18 9 (18.37%) SolarWinds

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 17 (34.69%) MS Visio
2 5 (10.20%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (91.84%) WAN
2 39 (79.59%) Cisco Nexus
3 31 (63.27%) Network Security
4 27 (55.10%) OSPF
4 27 (55.10%) BGP
5 26 (53.06%) Firewall
5 26 (53.06%) Spanning Tree
6 20 (40.82%) TCP/IP
7 17 (34.69%) tcpdump
7 17 (34.69%) Wireshark
8 13 (26.53%) Wireless
9 9 (18.37%) VLAN
9 9 (18.37%) VPN
10 6 (12.24%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (8.16%) VoIP
11 4 (8.16%) 802.11
12 2 (4.08%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.12%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (12.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Consultant
2 19 (38.78%) Network Engineer
2 19 (38.78%) Network Consultant
3 13 (26.53%) Security Consultant
3 13 (26.53%) Network Security Consultant
4 8 (16.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Security Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Architect
6 5 (10.20%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Applications Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Implementation Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Network Design Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Network Implementation Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) AWS Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
9 1 (2.04%) Junior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (87.76%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) Load Balancing
2 22 (44.90%) Network Management
3 15 (30.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (20.41%) Service Delivery
5 9 (18.37%) WAN Optimisation
6 7 (14.29%) Network Design
7 5 (10.20%) Time Management
7 5 (10.20%) Project Management
7 5 (10.20%) High Availability
8 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (8.16%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (8.16%) Line Management
8 4 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (8.16%) Programme Management
9 3 (6.12%) Web Development
10 1 (2.04%) Security Management
10 1 (2.04%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (79.59%) CCNP
1 39 (79.59%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (61.22%) CCDP
3 25 (51.02%) CCSA
3 25 (51.02%) CCSE
4 13 (26.53%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (12.24%) CCNA
6 5 (10.20%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 36 (73.47%) Cisco
2 27 (55.10%) CheckPoint
3 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.37%) Riverbed
4 9 (18.37%) SolarWinds
4 9 (18.37%) VMware
5 8 (16.33%) F5
6 4 (8.16%) Citrix
6 4 (8.16%) Sourcefire
6 4 (8.16%) IronPort
7 1 (2.04%) LANDesk