The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 50 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Permanent jobs citing LAN 49 50 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.66% 4.30% 3.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.38% 24.04% 14.49%
Number of salaries quoted 38 47 37
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,850 £25,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
LAN
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
201 208 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.11% 17.88% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 164 183 259
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -22.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

LAN
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

LAN Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

LAN
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

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

LAN Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

LAN
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -2 25 £45,000 +55.17%
Luton +8 11 £55,000 -10.20%
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 81 (91.01%) WAN
2 58 (65.17%) Cisco
3 53 (59.55%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (57.30%) Data Centre
5 50 (56.18%) CCNP
6 43 (48.31%) Firewall
7 42 (47.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 42 (47.19%) Load Balancing
8 36 (40.45%) CCDP
9 35 (39.33%) CheckPoint
10 32 (35.96%) TCP/IP
10 32 (35.96%) Network Security
11 31 (34.83%) CCSA
11 31 (34.83%) CCSE
12 29 (32.58%) Microsoft
13 27 (30.34%) OSPF
13 27 (30.34%) BGP
14 26 (29.21%) Spanning Tree
15 24 (26.97%) VMware
16 23 (25.84%) Network Management
17 18 (20.22%) Citrix
17 18 (20.22%) Windows
17 18 (20.22%) Wireshark
17 18 (20.22%) tcpdump
17 18 (20.22%) F5
18 17 (19.10%) MS Visio
19 16 (17.98%) CCNA
19 16 (17.98%) Check Point Certification
19 16 (17.98%) Disaster Recovery
20 15 (16.85%) VPN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 11 (12.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (19.10%) MS Visio
2 11 (12.36%) MS Office
3 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 81 (91.01%) WAN
2 43 (48.31%) Firewall
3 42 (47.19%) Cisco Nexus
4 32 (35.96%) Network Security
4 32 (35.96%) TCP/IP
5 27 (30.34%) OSPF
5 27 (30.34%) BGP
6 26 (29.21%) Spanning Tree
7 18 (20.22%) tcpdump
7 18 (20.22%) Wireshark
8 15 (16.85%) VPN
9 14 (15.73%) Wireless
10 10 (11.24%) VLAN
11 8 (8.99%) SAN
11 8 (8.99%) VoIP
12 6 (6.74%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (4.49%) iSCSI
13 4 (4.49%) Unified Communications
13 4 (4.49%) NetScaler
13 4 (4.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.12%) Couchbase
General
1 6 (6.74%) Marketing
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Consultant
2 22 (24.72%) Network Engineer
3 21 (23.60%) Network Consultant
4 18 (20.22%) Security Consultant
5 15 (16.85%) Network Security Consultant
6 9 (10.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (7.87%) Architect
8 6 (6.74%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Implementation Consultant
8 6 (6.74%) Security Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.49%) Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) Network Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Network Specialist
10 4 (4.49%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) Network Design Consultant
11 3 (3.37%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.37%) XMPP
2 3 (3.37%) HTML
3 1 (1.12%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 51 (57.30%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.37%) Statistics
4 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.12%) Physics
4 1 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.22%) Windows
2 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (4.49%) Linux
4 3 (3.37%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.12%) CentOS
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (47.19%) Load Balancing
2 23 (25.84%) Network Management
3 16 (17.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (14.61%) Service Delivery
5 12 (13.48%) Project Management
6 9 (10.11%) WAN Optimisation
7 8 (8.99%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (7.87%) Network Design
9 6 (6.74%) Change Management
9 6 (6.74%) ITIL
10 5 (5.62%) Line Management
10 5 (5.62%) High Availability
10 5 (5.62%) Time Management
11 4 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (4.49%) Security Patching
11 4 (4.49%) Programme Management
12 3 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (3.37%) Web Development
12 3 (3.37%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.73%) SQL
2 2 (2.25%) C
3 1 (1.12%) VBScript
3 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (59.55%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (56.18%) CCNP
3 36 (40.45%) CCDP
4 31 (34.83%) CCSA
4 31 (34.83%) CCSE
5 16 (17.98%) CCNA
5 16 (17.98%) Check Point Certification
6 8 (8.99%) CCDA
7 5 (5.62%) MCSE
7 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (4.49%) CCA
8 4 (4.49%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (4.49%) MCSA
9 3 (3.37%) MCP
9 3 (3.37%) CCIP
10 2 (2.25%) Degree
11 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.12%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.87%) Terminal Server
3 7 (7.87%) ISA Server
3 7 (7.87%) VMware ESX
4 6 (6.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (3.37%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Cisco UCCX
1 5 (5.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.49%) WSUS
3 3 (3.37%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.12%) Cacti
4 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 58 (65.17%) Cisco
2 35 (39.33%) CheckPoint
3 29 (32.58%) Microsoft
4 24 (26.97%) VMware
5 18 (20.22%) Citrix
5 18 (20.22%) F5
6 13 (14.61%) Riverbed
7 10 (11.24%) SolarWinds
8 7 (7.87%) Juniper
8 7 (7.87%) Websense
9 4 (4.49%) HP
9 4 (4.49%) IronPort
9 4 (4.49%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.12%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.12%) Symantec
10 1 (1.12%) McAfee
10 1 (1.12%) Veeam
10 1 (1.12%) Dell
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle
10 1 (1.12%) SAP