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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 118 116 118
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing LAN 42 51 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.28% 1.37% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.44% 10.58% 11.14%
Number of salaries quoted 30 37 28
Average salary £35,250 £34,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.67% +0.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,200 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £50,168 £66,250 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
367 482 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.20% 12.91% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 235 301 223
Average salary £37,000 £38,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.26% -4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £49,100
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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +7 17 £36,250 -5.84% 6
Edinburgh -18 8 £36,000 +5.88% 3
West Dunbartonshire - 7 £45,000 -
West Lothian -2 4 £22,500 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £31,250 - 2
Aberdeen +7 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Fife -3 1 £26,000 -20.00%
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £19,000 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 92 (88.46%) WAN
2 69 (66.35%) Cisco
3 50 (48.08%) Windows
4 48 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (46.15%) Firewall
5 43 (41.35%) Microsoft
5 43 (41.35%) VPN
6 41 (39.42%) CCNA
7 38 (36.54%) Active Directory
8 37 (35.58%) DHCP
9 35 (33.65%) VMware
10 33 (31.73%) DNS
10 33 (31.73%) MS Exchange
11 30 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (27.88%) CheckPoint
13 28 (26.92%) ITIL
14 27 (25.96%) Citrix
15 26 (25.00%) SAN
16 24 (23.08%) HP
17 22 (21.15%) WLAN
17 22 (21.15%) MS Excel
17 22 (21.15%) CCNP
17 22 (21.15%) Internet
17 22 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (21.15%) XenApp
18 21 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (20.19%) SCCM
18 21 (20.19%) MPLS
19 20 (19.23%) PRINCE2
19 20 (19.23%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 33 (31.73%) MS Exchange
2 16 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (14.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (9.62%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.81%) IIS
7 4 (3.85%) Lync
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.96%) Apache
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (21.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.81%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.96%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.96%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 92 (88.46%) WAN
2 48 (46.15%) Firewall
3 43 (41.35%) VPN
4 37 (35.58%) DHCP
5 33 (31.73%) DNS
6 26 (25.00%) SAN
7 22 (21.15%) Internet
7 22 (21.15%) WLAN
7 22 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (20.19%) MPLS
9 20 (19.23%) Network Security
10 18 (17.31%) Wireless
11 16 (15.38%) TCP/IP
11 16 (15.38%) VoIP
12 13 (12.50%) SSL
13 11 (10.58%) EIGRP
13 11 (10.58%) IPsec
13 11 (10.58%) VLAN
14 10 (9.62%) IP Telephony
14 10 (9.62%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Bugzilla
1 5 (4.81%) JIRA
1 5 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (4.81%) FogBugz
General
1 19 (18.27%) Back Office
2 10 (9.62%) Finance
3 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.77%) Retail
5 4 (3.85%) Law
5 4 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.88%) Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.96%) Games
7 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 28 (26.92%) Network Engineer
2 16 (15.38%) Analyst
3 11 (10.58%) Security Analyst
3 11 (10.58%) Team Leader
3 11 (10.58%) Operations Team Leader
4 10 (9.62%) Network Support
5 8 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 8 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Network Technician
5 8 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (3.85%) Architect
6 4 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 4 (3.85%) Support Technician
6 4 (3.85%) Junior
6 4 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.85%) Network Support Technician
6 4 (3.85%) Junior Network Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) NetApp Specialist
7 3 (2.88%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.88%) Web Services
3 1 (0.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) HP StoreVirtual
2 9 (8.65%) Replication
3 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.85%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.85%) SecurID
6 3 (2.88%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.88%) SCADA
6 3 (2.88%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.92%) iPad
7 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.92%) iPhone
7 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.92%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.96%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.96%) Statistics
8 1 (0.96%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (48.08%) Windows
2 21 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (18.27%) Linux
4 18 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (14.42%) Windows 7
7 13 (12.50%) UNIX
8 5 (4.81%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.81%) Data ONTAP
8 5 (4.81%) Mac OS X
8 5 (4.81%) Android
9 3 (2.88%) Solaris
9 3 (2.88%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.92%) SUSE
10 2 (1.92%) AIX
11 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.92%) ITIL
2 20 (19.23%) PRINCE2
3 13 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (11.54%) Mentoring
5 6 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.77%) Data Protection
6 5 (4.81%) Test Management
6 5 (4.81%) High Availability
6 5 (4.81%) Data Management
6 5 (4.81%) Benchmarking
6 5 (4.81%) Project Management
6 5 (4.81%) Change Management
7 4 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.85%) Network Design
8 3 (2.88%) Information Assurance
8 3 (2.88%) Cyber Security
8 3 (2.88%) Service Management
8 3 (2.88%) CRM
8 3 (2.88%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (2.88%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.35%) SQL
2 5 (4.81%) Python
2 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.81%) Ruby
3 3 (2.88%) Java
4 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (39.42%) CCNA
3 22 (21.15%) CCNP
4 15 (14.42%) Degree
5 12 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 9 (8.65%) SC Cleared
7 7 (6.73%) ISTQB
7 7 (6.73%) HND
8 6 (5.77%) ISEB
9 5 (4.81%) NCDA
10 4 (3.85%) VTSP
10 4 (3.85%) MOS
10 4 (3.85%) CCENT
10 4 (3.85%) MCSE
10 4 (3.85%) HNC
10 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.88%) CISSP
11 3 (2.88%) CISA
11 3 (2.88%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) SLA
1 5 (4.81%) QA
2 3 (2.88%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 38 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 30 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (21.15%) XenApp
4 17 (16.35%) vSphere
5 9 (8.65%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.81%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.85%) NFS
8 2 (1.92%) UAG
9 1 (0.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (20.19%) SCCM
2 15 (14.42%) SCOM
3 12 (11.54%) SCVMM
4 11 (10.58%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (4.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (3.85%) FortiGate
6 4 (3.85%) SnapMirror
6 4 (3.85%) SnapVault
6 4 (3.85%) WMI
7 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.96%) HP NNM
8 1 (0.96%) Nagios
8 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.96%) SCSM
Vendors
1 69 (66.35%) Cisco
2 43 (41.35%) Microsoft
3 35 (33.65%) VMware
4 29 (27.88%) CheckPoint
5 27 (25.96%) Citrix
6 24 (23.08%) HP
7 16 (15.38%) Oracle
8 14 (13.46%) SolarWinds
9 13 (12.50%) F5
10 11 (10.58%) McAfee
11 10 (9.62%) Fortinet
11 10 (9.62%) Riverbed
12 9 (8.65%) Mitel
12 9 (8.65%) EMC
13 8 (7.69%) IBM
13 8 (7.69%) Juniper
14 7 (6.73%) Sun
15 5 (4.81%) SAP
15 5 (4.81%) NetApp
16 4 (3.85%) Progress
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh
GreySpark Partners LTD
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
IBI Group (UK) Limited
Posted: 20 days ago