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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 62 48 59
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Permanent jobs citing LAN 33 55 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.46% 4.76% 3.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.54% 21.74% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 29 52 34
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £30,399
10% offered a salary of more than £71,700 £54,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
178 253 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.68% 21.89% 25.70%
Number of salaries quoted 152 228 237
Average salary £46,000 £42,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,200 £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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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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 -12 14 £52,500 +75.00%
Luton 0 6 £50,000 -9.09%
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 74 (93.67%) WAN
2 55 (69.62%) Cisco
3 48 (60.76%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (59.49%) CCNP
5 42 (53.16%) Firewall
6 40 (50.63%) Data Centre
7 37 (46.84%) CCDP
8 35 (44.30%) CheckPoint
8 35 (44.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 34 (43.04%) Load Balancing
10 32 (40.51%) CCSE
11 29 (36.71%) Network Security
12 28 (35.44%) CCSA
13 25 (31.65%) TCP/IP
14 24 (30.38%) OSPF
14 24 (30.38%) BGP
15 23 (29.11%) VMware
15 23 (29.11%) Spanning Tree
16 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
17 19 (24.05%) Network Management
17 19 (24.05%) F5
18 17 (21.52%) Citrix
19 15 (18.99%) Check Point Certification
19 15 (18.99%) Wireshark
19 15 (18.99%) tcpdump
20 14 (17.72%) Disaster Recovery
20 14 (17.72%) VPN
20 14 (17.72%) MS Visio
21 13 (16.46%) CCNA
21 13 (16.46%) Windows

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 8 (10.13%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.27%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (17.72%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.33%) MS Office
3 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 74 (93.67%) WAN
2 42 (53.16%) Firewall
3 35 (44.30%) Cisco Nexus
4 29 (36.71%) Network Security
5 25 (31.65%) TCP/IP
6 24 (30.38%) OSPF
6 24 (30.38%) BGP
7 23 (29.11%) Spanning Tree
8 15 (18.99%) tcpdump
8 15 (18.99%) Wireshark
9 14 (17.72%) VPN
10 10 (12.66%) VoIP
10 10 (12.66%) Wireless
11 9 (11.39%) SAN
12 7 (8.86%) MPLS
13 6 (7.59%) VLAN
13 6 (7.59%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (5.06%) Unified Communications
14 4 (5.06%) NetScaler
14 4 (5.06%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.27%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (7.59%) Marketing
2 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (30.38%) Consultant
2 19 (24.05%) Network Consultant
3 18 (22.78%) Security Consultant
4 16 (20.25%) Network Engineer
5 15 (18.99%) Network Security Consultant
6 9 (11.39%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (8.86%) Architect
8 6 (7.59%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Security Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Implementation Consultant
9 5 (6.33%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (5.06%) Support Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) Network Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) Service Manager
10 4 (5.06%) Technical Services Manager
10 4 (5.06%) Technical Manager
10 4 (5.06%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.80%) XMPP
3 1 (1.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (50.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.06%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.80%) Statistics
4 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.27%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.80%) Linux
3 3 (3.80%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.27%) UNIX
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.04%) Load Balancing
2 19 (24.05%) Network Management
3 14 (17.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (16.46%) Project Management
4 13 (16.46%) Service Delivery
5 10 (12.66%) ITIL
6 8 (10.13%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (8.86%) Network Design
8 5 (6.33%) Time Management
8 5 (6.33%) Change Management
8 5 (6.33%) Line Management
8 5 (6.33%) High Availability
8 5 (6.33%) WAN Optimisation
9 4 (5.06%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (5.06%) Coaching
9 4 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (5.06%) Programme Management
10 3 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.80%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) SQL
2 2 (2.53%) C
3 1 (1.27%) VBScript
3 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (60.76%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (59.49%) CCNP
3 37 (46.84%) CCDP
4 32 (40.51%) CCSE
5 28 (35.44%) CCSA
6 15 (18.99%) Check Point Certification
7 13 (16.46%) CCNA
8 8 (10.13%) CCDA
9 5 (6.33%) MCSE
9 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (5.06%) MCSA
10 4 (5.06%) CCA
10 4 (5.06%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (3.80%) CCIP
11 3 (3.80%) MCP
12 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (13.92%) Active Directory
1 11 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.13%) Terminal Server
2 8 (10.13%) ISA Server
2 8 (10.13%) VMware ESX
3 4 (5.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Cisco UCCX
1 5 (6.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.80%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.27%) WSUS
3 1 (1.27%) Cacti
3 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 55 (69.62%) Cisco
2 35 (44.30%) CheckPoint
3 23 (29.11%) VMware
4 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
5 19 (24.05%) F5
6 17 (21.52%) Citrix
7 9 (11.39%) Riverbed
8 8 (10.13%) Websense
8 8 (10.13%) Juniper
9 6 (7.59%) SolarWinds
10 5 (6.33%) HP
11 4 (5.06%) IronPort
11 4 (5.06%) Sourcefire
12 1 (1.27%) LANDesk
12 1 (1.27%) Oracle
12 1 (1.27%) Veeam
12 1 (1.27%) Dell
12 1 (1.27%) Symantec
12 1 (1.27%) McAfee