The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 134 133 108
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Permanent jobs citing LAN 43 26 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.05% 0.82% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.49% 5.54% 11.45%
Number of salaries quoted 31 13 44
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,270 £30,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £41,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
453 469 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.11% 14.82% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 345 245 347
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,700 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
LAN
UK

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -13 11 £29,850 -14.71% 1
Edinburgh -17 8 £33,750 +12.50% 1
Aberdeen +3 5 £30,000 -29.41%
Dumfries and Galloway - 5 £30,000 -
Highlands - 4 £30,000 -
Renfrewshire +2 3 - -
Scottish Borders - 3 £30,000 -
Inverclyde - 2 - -
Fife -3 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Stirling -5 1 £29,700 -20.80%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £32,500 -
Dundee - 1 £22,500 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 79 (95.18%) WAN
2 45 (54.22%) Cisco
3 40 (48.19%) Windows
4 32 (38.55%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (33.73%) VPN
5 28 (33.73%) CCNA
5 28 (33.73%) Firewall
6 22 (26.51%) Microsoft
7 21 (25.30%) OSPF
7 21 (25.30%) VMware
8 20 (24.10%) BGP
8 20 (24.10%) Active Directory
8 20 (24.10%) ITIL
9 18 (21.69%) TCP/IP
10 17 (20.48%) Finance
11 16 (19.28%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (18.07%) SLA
12 15 (18.07%) Network Security
12 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (16.87%) Service Delivery
14 12 (14.46%) DNS
14 12 (14.46%) Degree
15 11 (13.25%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (13.25%) Wireless
15 11 (13.25%) VoIP
15 11 (13.25%) CCNP
15 11 (13.25%) Juniper
15 11 (13.25%) SAN
16 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.02%) Apache
3 4 (4.82%) Lync
3 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Office 365
2 3 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 79 (95.18%) WAN
2 28 (33.73%) VPN
2 28 (33.73%) Firewall
3 21 (25.30%) OSPF
4 20 (24.10%) BGP
5 18 (21.69%) TCP/IP
6 16 (19.28%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (18.07%) Network Security
8 12 (14.46%) DNS
9 11 (13.25%) SAN
9 11 (13.25%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (13.25%) Wireless
9 11 (13.25%) VoIP
10 7 (8.43%) WLAN
10 7 (8.43%) ADSL
11 6 (7.23%) SNMP
11 6 (7.23%) DHCP
11 6 (7.23%) Ethernet
11 6 (7.23%) Internet
11 6 (7.23%) SHDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.41%) MySQL
General
1 17 (20.48%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.23%) Back Office
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Avionics
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Publishing
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (19.28%) Analyst
2 13 (15.66%) Field Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Network Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Administrator
7 5 (6.02%) Network Manager
7 5 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) IT Support
7 5 (6.02%) Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.61%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) HTML
2 2 (2.41%) COM
2 2 (2.41%) CSS
2 2 (2.41%) JSP
2 2 (2.41%) EDI
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.20%) Middleware
3 1 (1.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.61%) Firmware
1 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
1 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.41%) Clustering
2 2 (2.41%) CCTV
2 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.20%) Statistics
3 1 (1.20%) Animation
3 1 (1.20%) CESG
3 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 40 (48.19%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (10.84%) UNIX
5 7 (8.43%) Linux
6 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.82%) CentOS
8 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.20%) AIX
9 1 (1.20%) HPUX
9 1 (1.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) ITIL
2 14 (16.87%) Service Delivery
3 8 (9.64%) Network Management
4 7 (8.43%) Project Management
5 6 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.02%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.82%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.82%) Change Management
7 4 (4.82%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.61%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.61%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.61%) Fault Management
8 3 (3.61%) Integration Testing
8 3 (3.61%) Test Automation
9 2 (2.41%) Time Management
9 2 (2.41%) Fund Management
9 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (2.41%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.02%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.41%) VB
3 2 (2.41%) C#
3 2 (2.41%) Java
3 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (38.55%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (33.73%) CCNA
3 12 (14.46%) Degree
4 11 (13.25%) CCNP
5 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (9.64%) MCSE
7 4 (4.82%) MCSA
7 4 (4.82%) CCIE
7 4 (4.82%) MCP
7 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.41%) CCDA
9 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.41%) CCVP
9 2 (2.41%) MCITP
9 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.20%) PMP
10 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.20%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.07%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (24.10%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.61%) XenServer
5 2 (2.41%) vSphere
6 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.20%) KVM
6 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.20%) Samba
6 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.20%) XenApp
6 1 (1.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.61%) SCCM
3 2 (2.41%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
4 1 (1.20%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 45 (54.22%) Cisco
2 22 (26.51%) Microsoft
3 21 (25.30%) VMware
4 11 (13.25%) Juniper
5 9 (10.84%) CheckPoint
6 7 (8.43%) HP
7 6 (7.23%) Citrix
8 4 (4.82%) Oracle
8 4 (4.82%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.82%) F5
9 3 (3.61%) Nimsoft
9 3 (3.61%) Spiceworks
9 3 (3.61%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.61%) Brocade
9 3 (3.61%) Remedy
9 3 (3.61%) Dell
9 3 (3.61%) EMC
9 3 (3.61%) Nokia
10 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.41%) Sage
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