The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 65 53 36
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Permanent jobs citing LAN 33 40 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.62% 3.71% 5.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 14.55% 26.61%
Number of salaries quoted 30 37 64
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,800 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £55,000 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
LAN
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 South Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
220 275 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 17.46% 25.51% 21.79%
Number of salaries quoted 209 252 220
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

LAN
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

LAN Salary Trend in South Wales

LAN
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in South Wales

LAN
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 4 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
Cardiff -9 26 £42,000 -8.69% 2
Newport -15 3 £27,500 -21.42%
Torfaen +2 2 £35,000 -6.66%
Bridgend -5 2 £36,250 -0.68%
LAN
Wales

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 43 (91.49%) WAN
2 27 (57.45%) Cisco
3 25 (53.19%) Firewall
4 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
5 16 (34.04%) Wireless
5 16 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (31.91%) CheckPoint
6 15 (31.91%) CCNP
6 15 (31.91%) ITIL
7 14 (29.79%) SLA
7 14 (29.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (27.66%) Network Management
8 13 (27.66%) MPLS
9 12 (25.53%) DNS
10 11 (23.40%) CCNA
10 11 (23.40%) VPN
10 11 (23.40%) Windows
10 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
10 11 (23.40%) Service Delivery
10 11 (23.40%) Data Centre
11 9 (19.15%) VMware
11 9 (19.15%) Citrix
11 9 (19.15%) OSPF
12 8 (17.02%) BGP
12 8 (17.02%) Load Balancing
13 7 (14.89%) XenApp
13 7 (14.89%) IPsec
13 7 (14.89%) Finance
13 7 (14.89%) Juniper
14 6 (12.77%) Linux

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
1 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Office
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (91.49%) WAN
2 25 (53.19%) Firewall
3 16 (34.04%) Wireless
4 14 (29.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (27.66%) MPLS
6 12 (25.53%) DNS
7 11 (23.40%) VPN
8 9 (19.15%) OSPF
9 8 (17.02%) BGP
10 7 (14.89%) IPsec
11 6 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (12.77%) DHCP
12 5 (10.64%) FTP
12 5 (10.64%) IPv4
12 5 (10.64%) Internet
13 4 (8.51%) Spanning Tree
13 4 (8.51%) VPLS
13 4 (8.51%) IPv6
13 4 (8.51%) EIGRP
14 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Network Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Network Support
6 2 (4.26%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Network Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Junior Support Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Escalation Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Firewall Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Junior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Junior Network Support
7 1 (2.13%) Junior Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Web Services
1 4 (8.51%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (8.51%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (8.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
3 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.26%) DTV
3 2 (4.26%) IPTV
4 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) AIX
3 4 (8.51%) Solaris
3 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) ITIL
2 13 (27.66%) Network Management
3 11 (23.40%) Service Delivery
4 8 (17.02%) Load Balancing
5 6 (12.77%) Change Control
6 5 (10.64%) Capacity Management
6 5 (10.64%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.51%) DDoS Mitigation
8 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.38%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (4.26%) Cyber Security
9 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Engineering
9 2 (4.26%) BCP
9 2 (4.26%) Change Management
9 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
9 2 (4.26%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) Ruby
2 2 (4.26%) Korn
2 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.26%) C++
2 2 (4.26%) Java
2 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (31.91%) CCNP
3 11 (23.40%) CCNA
4 2 (4.26%) ISEB
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) CCSA
5 1 (2.13%) CCSE
5 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) XenApp
2 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) XenServer
3 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Cisco
2 15 (31.91%) CheckPoint
3 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.15%) Citrix
4 9 (19.15%) VMware
5 7 (14.89%) Juniper
6 6 (12.77%) F5
7 5 (10.64%) Apple
8 4 (8.51%) Oracle
8 4 (8.51%) NetApp
8 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
8 4 (8.51%) HP
8 4 (8.51%) IBM
8 4 (8.51%) 3PAR
9 3 (6.38%) Avaya
10 2 (4.26%) Sophos
10 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.26%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (4.26%) Kaspersky
10 2 (4.26%) Aastra
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The People Network
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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