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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 63 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Permanent jobs citing LAN 4 24 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.61% 4.03% 3.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 21.82% 17.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 19
Average salary £21,750 £37,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.00% +44.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,150 £29,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,750
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
LAN
South Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
153 110 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.15% 18.46% 18.69%
Number of salaries quoted 122 84 100
Average salary £35,500 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.05% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,100 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

LAN
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

LAN Salary Trend in Cardiff

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) VPN
5 4 (40.00%) Office 365
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (30.00%) XenServer
6 3 (30.00%) VoIP
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (30.00%) MS Office
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) IPsec
7 2 (20.00%) BT
7 2 (20.00%) CCNA
7 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (20.00%) Lync
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Mimecast
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) ATM
5 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) IPsec
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (10.00%) VPLS
6 1 (10.00%) Network Security
6 1 (10.00%) OSPF
6 1 (10.00%) BGP
6 1 (10.00%) Frame Relay
6 1 (10.00%) HTTP
6 1 (10.00%) DNS
6 1 (10.00%) IPv4
6 1 (10.00%) IPv6
6 1 (10.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Italian Language
2 1 (10.00%) Welsh Language
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) MCSA
2 2 (20.00%) MCTS
2 2 (20.00%) MCITP
2 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) XenServer
3 1 (10.00%) KVM
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (20.00%) WSUS
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
1 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Lotus
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Symantec
4 2 (20.00%) McAfee
4 2 (20.00%) BT
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) Google
5 1 (10.00%) LANDesk