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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 42 25 41
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Permanent jobs citing LAN 22 42 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.54% 7.32% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.42% 31.34% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22 41 7
Average salary £43,000 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.85% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
134 134 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.54% 23.34% 22.68%
Number of salaries quoted 125 116 69
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Cardiff

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 49 (98.00%) WAN
2 46 (92.00%) Firewall
3 44 (88.00%) Cisco
4 38 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (62.00%) CCNP
6 23 (46.00%) CCNA
7 21 (42.00%) MPLS
7 21 (42.00%) BGP
8 20 (40.00%) VPN
9 18 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (34.00%) CheckPoint
11 16 (32.00%) VMware
12 15 (30.00%) DHCP
13 14 (28.00%) Wireless
14 13 (26.00%) Internet
15 12 (24.00%) ITIL
15 12 (24.00%) OSPF
15 12 (24.00%) Load Balancing
16 11 (22.00%) Windows
16 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
16 11 (22.00%) DNS
16 11 (22.00%) SLA
16 11 (22.00%) Advertising
17 10 (20.00%) CCIP
17 10 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (20.00%) F5
18 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
18 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
18 9 (18.00%) Service Delivery
18 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.00%) Apache
3 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.00%) WorkSite
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (98.00%) WAN
2 46 (92.00%) Firewall
3 21 (42.00%) MPLS
3 21 (42.00%) BGP
4 20 (40.00%) VPN
5 18 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (30.00%) DHCP
7 14 (28.00%) Wireless
8 13 (26.00%) Internet
9 12 (24.00%) OSPF
10 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
10 11 (22.00%) DNS
11 10 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (16.00%) SAN
13 7 (14.00%) Telnet
13 7 (14.00%) SSH
13 7 (14.00%) HSRP
13 7 (14.00%) PuTTY
13 7 (14.00%) SecureCRT
14 6 (12.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) MySQL
1 1 (2.00%) OLAP
1 1 (2.00%) OLTP
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle OLAP
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (22.00%) Advertising
2 6 (12.00%) Retail
2 6 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Network Engineer
2 17 (34.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 5 (10.00%) Network Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Network Team Leader
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Network Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Operations Team Leader
5 5 (10.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.00%) Server Technician
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Network Support
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.00%) CentOS
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) ITIL
1 12 (24.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (18.00%) Service Delivery
2 9 (18.00%) Network Management
3 8 (16.00%) Network Design
4 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.00%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.00%) Change Management
7 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.00%) Time Management
7 1 (2.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Perl
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
1 2 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (2.00%) AWK
2 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (62.00%) CCNP
3 23 (46.00%) CCNA
4 10 (20.00%) CCIP
5 8 (16.00%) CCIE
6 6 (12.00%) CCDP
7 2 (4.00%) Degree
8 1 (2.00%) CCENT
8 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.00%) MCSE
8 1 (2.00%) CCDA
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.00%) ISA Server
3 3 (6.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 44 (88.00%) Cisco
2 17 (34.00%) CheckPoint
3 16 (32.00%) VMware
4 10 (20.00%) F5
5 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (14.00%) Juniper
6 7 (14.00%) NetApp
6 7 (14.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.00%) JBoss
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle
8 1 (2.00%) IBM
8 1 (2.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) Dell
8 1 (2.00%) Intel
8 1 (2.00%) Citrix
8 1 (2.00%) Avaya
8 1 (2.00%) Nokia
8 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.00%) Google