The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 116 134 131
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Permanent jobs citing LAN 46 41 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.46% 1.10% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.37% 9.17% 10.57%
Number of salaries quoted 35 29 31
Average salary £35,500 £33,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.18% -20.58%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
LAN
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
372 447 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.84% 12.02% 10.67%
Number of salaries quoted 255 290 227
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

LAN
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

LAN Salary Trend in Scotland

LAN
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in Scotland

LAN
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
Glasgow +23 19 £35,500 -16.47% 4
Edinburgh -4 10 £35,000 +2.94% 3
West Dunbartonshire - 7 £45,000 -
Aberdeen +19 3 £39,000 +7.58%
West Lothian - 2 £70,000 - 3
North Lanarkshire +8 1 - -
Fife +2 1 £26,000 -20.00%
Stirling -5 1 £57,500 +21.05%
Dundee - 1 £19,000 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - - 1
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 96 (88.07%) WAN
2 69 (63.30%) Cisco
3 54 (49.54%) Windows
3 54 (49.54%) Firewall
4 49 (44.95%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (42.20%) Microsoft
6 41 (37.61%) CCNA
7 40 (36.70%) Active Directory
8 39 (35.78%) VMware
9 37 (33.94%) VPN
10 33 (30.28%) DHCP
10 33 (30.28%) ITIL
11 32 (29.36%) CheckPoint
12 31 (28.44%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (27.52%) DNS
14 29 (26.61%) MS Exchange
15 28 (25.69%) SAN
15 28 (25.69%) Citrix
16 25 (22.94%) MS Excel
17 23 (21.10%) HP
17 23 (21.10%) CCNP
17 23 (21.10%) MPLS
17 23 (21.10%) Network Security
17 23 (21.10%) Wireless
18 22 (20.18%) XenApp
18 22 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (19.27%) WLAN
19 21 (19.27%) Windows Server 2008
20 20 (18.35%) Cisco ASA
20 20 (18.35%) SQL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 29 (26.61%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 15 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (11.01%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (11.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (6.42%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.67%) IIS
5 4 (3.67%) Lync
6 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.92%) Apache
6 1 (0.92%) CMS
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (22.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.67%) MS Office
4 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 96 (88.07%) WAN
2 54 (49.54%) Firewall
3 37 (33.94%) VPN
4 33 (30.28%) DHCP
5 30 (27.52%) DNS
6 28 (25.69%) SAN
7 23 (21.10%) MPLS
7 23 (21.10%) Wireless
7 23 (21.10%) Network Security
8 21 (19.27%) WLAN
9 20 (18.35%) Internet
9 20 (18.35%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (15.60%) TCP/IP
10 17 (15.60%) VoIP
11 13 (11.93%) SSL
12 11 (10.09%) EIGRP
12 11 (10.09%) HSRP
13 10 (9.17%) TACACS
14 9 (8.26%) IP Telephony
14 9 (8.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Bugzilla
1 5 (4.59%) JIRA
1 5 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (4.59%) FogBugz
General
1 17 (15.60%) Back Office
2 11 (10.09%) Finance
3 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
4 9 (8.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.67%) Law
7 2 (1.83%) Banking
7 2 (1.83%) Retail
8 1 (0.92%) Local Government
8 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 29 (26.61%) Network Engineer
2 19 (17.43%) Analyst
3 12 (11.01%) Team Leader
4 11 (10.09%) Security Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Operations Team Leader
5 9 (8.26%) Security Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) Network Analyst
6 8 (7.34%) Network Security Analyst
7 7 (6.42%) Network Support
8 6 (5.50%) Information Manager
8 6 (5.50%) Information Security Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Information Security Manager
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Security Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Security Manager
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Information Security Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Cyber Security Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Cyber Security Manager
8 6 (5.50%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) Web Services
2 1 (0.92%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) HP StoreVirtual
2 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.26%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.26%) Replication
3 9 (8.26%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.50%) Cryptography
4 6 (5.50%) SCADA
4 6 (5.50%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (3.67%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.83%) iPhone
6 2 (1.83%) iPad
7 1 (0.92%) Kindle
7 1 (0.92%) CCTV
7 1 (0.92%) Statistics
7 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.92%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 54 (49.54%) Windows
2 22 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (19.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (17.43%) Linux
6 14 (12.84%) Windows 7
7 13 (11.93%) UNIX
8 5 (4.59%) Mac OS X
8 5 (4.59%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.59%) Data ONTAP
8 5 (4.59%) Android
9 2 (1.83%) Debian
9 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.92%) Solaris
10 1 (0.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.28%) ITIL
2 18 (16.51%) PRINCE2
3 12 (11.01%) Mentoring
4 11 (10.09%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (8.26%) Data Protection
6 8 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.42%) Project Management
8 6 (5.50%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (5.50%) Information Security
8 6 (5.50%) Information Assurance
8 6 (5.50%) Cyber Security
8 6 (5.50%) Benchmarking
9 5 (4.59%) Test Management
9 5 (4.59%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.59%) Data Management
9 5 (4.59%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.59%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.67%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.67%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.35%) SQL
2 5 (4.59%) Python
2 5 (4.59%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.59%) Ruby
3 3 (2.75%) Java
3 3 (2.75%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.83%) Perl
4 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (44.95%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (37.61%) CCNA
3 23 (21.10%) CCNP
4 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
5 14 (12.84%) Degree
6 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
7 12 (11.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (5.50%) HND
9 6 (5.50%) CISA
9 6 (5.50%) CISM
9 6 (5.50%) MBA
9 6 (5.50%) CISSP
10 5 (4.59%) NCDA
10 5 (4.59%) ISTQB
10 5 (4.59%) ISEB
11 4 (3.67%) MOS
11 4 (3.67%) MCSE
11 4 (3.67%) HNC
11 4 (3.67%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.50%) COBIT
2 6 (5.50%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.59%) QA
4 3 (2.75%) SLA
5 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (36.70%) Active Directory
2 31 (28.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (20.18%) XenApp
4 18 (16.51%) vSphere
5 9 (8.26%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.59%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.67%) NFS
8 1 (0.92%) XenServer
8 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (16.51%) SCCM
2 14 (12.84%) SCOM
3 12 (11.01%) SCVMM
4 11 (10.09%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (3.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (3.67%) SnapMirror
5 4 (3.67%) SnapVault
6 2 (1.83%) Nagios
7 1 (0.92%) OPNET
7 1 (0.92%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.92%) HP NNM
7 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 69 (63.30%) Cisco
2 46 (42.20%) Microsoft
3 39 (35.78%) VMware
4 32 (29.36%) CheckPoint
5 28 (25.69%) Citrix
6 23 (21.10%) HP
7 18 (16.51%) Oracle
8 17 (15.60%) SolarWinds
9 14 (12.84%) F5
10 13 (11.93%) Fortinet
11 11 (10.09%) McAfee
12 10 (9.17%) Riverbed
12 10 (9.17%) EMC
13 8 (7.34%) Mitel
14 7 (6.42%) Juniper
15 5 (4.59%) NetApp
15 5 (4.59%) Sun
15 5 (4.59%) SAP
15 5 (4.59%) IBM
16 4 (3.67%) Intel
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