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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 58 50 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Permanent jobs citing LAN 8 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.22% 1.98% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.40% 14.55% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 3
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% +31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
125 55 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.11% 13.58% 11.29%
Number of salaries quoted 110 47 40
Average salary £38,000 £34,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.14% +11.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £42,500 £52,500
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 26 January 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in Cardiff

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 34 (94.44%) WAN
2 29 (80.56%) Cisco
3 28 (77.78%) Firewall
4 18 (50.00%) VPN
5 17 (47.22%) VMware
6 16 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (38.89%) Wireless
8 13 (36.11%) DNS
8 13 (36.11%) Windows
9 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
10 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (27.78%) VMware ESX
11 10 (27.78%) CheckPoint
12 9 (25.00%) Internet
12 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 9 (25.00%) Degree
13 8 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (22.22%) CCNP
13 8 (22.22%) CCNA
13 8 (22.22%) ITIL
13 8 (22.22%) DHCP
13 8 (22.22%) NetApp
14 7 (19.44%) Citrix
14 7 (19.44%) MPLS
14 7 (19.44%) SAN
14 7 (19.44%) FTP
14 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
14 7 (19.44%) CCIE

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (11.11%) IIS
5 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.33%) SaaS
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (94.44%) WAN
2 28 (77.78%) Firewall
3 18 (50.00%) VPN
4 14 (38.89%) Wireless
5 13 (36.11%) DNS
6 9 (25.00%) Internet
7 8 (22.22%) DHCP
7 8 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (19.44%) SAN
8 7 (19.44%) FTP
8 7 (19.44%) MPLS
9 6 (16.67%) IPv4
9 6 (16.67%) IPv6
10 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
11 4 (11.11%) WLAN
11 4 (11.11%) OSPF
11 4 (11.11%) BGP
11 4 (11.11%) IPsec
12 3 (8.33%) VPLS
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Welsh Language
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 12 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Architect
6 4 (11.11%) Administrator
6 4 (11.11%) Network Administrator
6 4 (11.11%) Network Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
8 2 (5.56%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (2.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 6 (16.67%) Time Management
3 5 (13.89%) Network Management
3 5 (13.89%) Network Design
4 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) Network Architecture
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.78%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Ruby
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.78%) C#
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.00%) Degree
3 8 (22.22%) CCNA
3 8 (22.22%) CCNP
4 7 (19.44%) CCIE
5 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) CCDA
6 1 (2.78%) CCDP
6 1 (2.78%) CCENT
6 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) MCSE
6 1 (2.78%) CCIP
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.78%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.78%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (27.78%) VMware ESX
4 4 (11.11%) ISA Server
4 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.33%) XenServer
5 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.78%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
1 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (80.56%) Cisco
2 17 (47.22%) VMware
3 10 (27.78%) CheckPoint
4 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (22.22%) NetApp
6 7 (19.44%) Citrix
7 4 (11.11%) HP
7 4 (11.11%) LANDesk
8 3 (8.33%) F5
8 3 (8.33%) Juniper
8 3 (8.33%) Google