The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 91 97 97
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs citing LAN 185 154 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.01% 2.65% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.29% 15.45% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 160 129 126
Average salary £35,000 £32,677 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.11% -6.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £18,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,400 £45,250 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
LAN
England

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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1070 997 1035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.39% 17.18% 19.28%
Number of salaries quoted 902 776 874
Average salary £37,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £27,127
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £54,890 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

LAN
Salary Trend in the South West

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

LAN Salary Trend in the South West

LAN
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the South West region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in the South West

LAN
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 20 April 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
Wiltshire +25 54 £37,750 -3.82% 9
Bristol -5 46 £44,000 +39.68% 4
Devon +6 39 £33,000 +78.37% 3
Gloucestershire -5 22 £39,250 +24.60%
Somerset -2 13 £26,000 -3.70% 1
Cornwall - 12 £21,000 - 2
Dorset -33 4 £23,000 -34.28%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 307 (89.50%) WAN
2 205 (59.77%) Windows
3 166 (48.40%) Cisco
4 152 (44.31%) Microsoft
5 138 (40.23%) Active Directory
6 137 (39.94%) Firewall
7 128 (37.32%) Cisco Certification
8 120 (34.99%) VMware
9 112 (32.65%) CCNA
10 106 (30.90%) TCP/IP
11 101 (29.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 94 (27.41%) MS Exchange
13 92 (26.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 79 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
15 70 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
16 66 (19.24%) ITIL
16 66 (19.24%) Citrix
17 63 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
18 55 (16.03%) VPN
18 55 (16.03%) MS Excel
19 54 (15.74%) Juniper
20 52 (15.16%) MS Office
20 52 (15.16%) Lync
21 51 (14.87%) WLAN
22 50 (14.58%) MPLS
23 49 (14.29%) SCCM
24 47 (13.70%) Security Cleared
25 46 (13.41%) Linux
25 46 (13.41%) DHCP
26 45 (13.12%) CheckPoint

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 94 (27.41%) MS Exchange
2 52 (15.16%) Lync
3 33 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (8.16%) IIS
5 23 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (6.12%) Apache
7 20 (5.83%) nginx
8 19 (5.54%) SharePoint
9 18 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (2.33%) Confluence
10 8 (2.33%) MediaWiki
11 7 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.75%) OpenStack
13 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.58%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
14 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 55 (16.03%) MS Excel
2 52 (15.16%) MS Office
3 22 (6.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.87%) MS Project
5 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.21%) Office 365
2 7 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.58%) SaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 307 (89.50%) WAN
2 137 (39.94%) Firewall
3 106 (30.90%) TCP/IP
4 55 (16.03%) VPN
5 51 (14.87%) WLAN
6 50 (14.58%) MPLS
7 46 (13.41%) DHCP
8 44 (12.83%) DNS
9 33 (9.62%) SAN
10 32 (9.33%) Network Security
11 31 (9.04%) VoIP
12 29 (8.45%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (7.29%) Wireless
14 24 (7.00%) SSL
15 23 (6.71%) VLAN
16 20 (5.83%) Internet
17 19 (5.54%) ADSL
18 16 (4.66%) BGP
18 16 (4.66%) Unified Communications
19 15 (4.37%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.21%) MySQL
3 8 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (7.87%) Jenkins
2 26 (7.58%) Hudson
3 14 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.33%) Subversion
4 8 (2.33%) JIRA
5 5 (1.46%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 36 (10.50%) Telecoms
2 24 (7.00%) Finance
3 10 (2.92%) Back Office
4 7 (2.04%) Advertising
5 6 (1.75%) Banking
6 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.58%) Military
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (20.99%) Network Engineer
2 53 (15.45%) Support Engineer
3 31 (9.04%) Analyst
4 29 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (7.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 23 (6.71%) Consultant
7 21 (6.12%) IT Support
8 19 (5.54%) Administrator
9 18 (5.25%) Support Analyst
9 18 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (4.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 14 (4.08%) Project Engineer
12 14 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
14 11 (3.21%) Architect
14 11 (3.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 11 (3.21%) IT Support Engineer
15 10 (2.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 9 (2.62%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.79%) LAMP
2 10 (2.92%) .NET
3 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.58%) COM
3 2 (0.58%) HTML
4 1 (0.29%) Ajax
4 1 (0.29%) JSON
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.08%) Clustering
1 14 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.62%) CCTV
3 8 (2.33%) Wiki
4 7 (2.04%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.46%) Handset
5 5 (1.46%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.46%) Fat Client
6 3 (0.87%) CMDB
6 3 (0.87%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.87%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.58%) Open Source
7 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.58%) PDA
8 1 (0.29%) Economics
8 1 (0.29%) PKI
8 1 (0.29%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 205 (59.77%) Windows
2 92 (26.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (13.41%) Linux
6 32 (9.33%) Windows 7
7 23 (6.71%) UNIX
8 21 (6.12%) Windows Vista
9 15 (4.37%) Debian
9 15 (4.37%) Ubuntu
9 15 (4.37%) CentOS
10 6 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.75%) Solaris
10 6 (1.75%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.46%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.17%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.58%) AIX
13 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.24%) ITIL
2 43 (12.54%) Project Management
3 34 (9.91%) Configuration Management
4 30 (8.75%) Migration
5 28 (8.16%) DevOps
6 27 (7.87%) Network Design
7 26 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (7.00%) Service Management
9 23 (6.71%) Load Balancing
10 22 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (5.54%) Service Delivery
12 17 (4.96%) ITIL V3
13 16 (4.66%) Change Control
14 14 (4.08%) Build Automation
15 13 (3.79%) Change Management
15 13 (3.79%) Network Monitoring
16 12 (3.50%) Business Continuity
16 12 (3.50%) Time Management
16 12 (3.50%) Capacity Planning
17 10 (2.92%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.20%) SQL
2 27 (7.87%) Perl
3 26 (7.58%) Bash Shell
4 25 (7.29%) Ruby
5 21 (6.12%) PHP
6 20 (5.83%) Python
7 13 (3.79%) C
8 12 (3.50%) Java
9 3 (0.87%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.58%) C#
10 2 (0.58%) C++
11 1 (0.29%) VB
11 1 (0.29%) AWK
11 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 128 (37.32%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (32.65%) CCNA
3 101 (29.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (13.70%) Security Cleared
5 44 (12.83%) MCITP
6 36 (10.50%) CCNP
7 35 (10.20%) MCSE
8 33 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 31 (9.04%) SC Cleared
10 28 (8.16%) MCSA
11 25 (7.29%) MCP
12 20 (5.83%) Degree
13 15 (4.37%) Network+ Certification
13 15 (4.37%) A+ Certification
14 14 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (3.21%) DV Cleared
16 9 (2.62%) CCA
16 9 (2.62%) CCEA
16 9 (2.62%) VCP4
16 9 (2.62%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.83%) SLA
2 2 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 138 (40.23%) Active Directory
2 70 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (9.62%) vSphere
4 24 (7.00%) Hyper-V
5 16 (4.66%) XenDesktop
6 14 (4.08%) Samba
6 14 (4.08%) XenServer
7 10 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.33%) iptables
8 8 (2.33%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.33%) Postfix
8 8 (2.33%) Firmware
9 7 (2.04%) XenApp
10 6 (1.75%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.17%) Terminal Server
11 4 (1.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (14.29%) SCCM
2 27 (7.87%) Puppet
3 25 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (7.29%) Salt
4 20 (5.83%) SCOM
5 18 (5.25%) Ansible
6 11 (3.21%) SCVMM
7 8 (2.33%) ZABBIX
8 7 (2.04%) Nagios
8 7 (2.04%) HP SIM
9 5 (1.46%) OpenView
10 3 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.87%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.58%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.58%) CiscoWorks
12 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.29%) WSUS
12 1 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
12 1 (0.29%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 166 (48.40%) Cisco
2 152 (44.31%) Microsoft
3 120 (34.99%) VMware
4 66 (19.24%) Citrix
5 54 (15.74%) Juniper
6 45 (13.12%) CheckPoint
7 44 (12.83%) Avaya
8 41 (11.95%) HP
9 30 (8.75%) Dell
10 23 (6.71%) F5
11 19 (5.54%) IBM
12 17 (4.96%) Riverbed
13 10 (2.92%) Barracuda Networks
13 10 (2.92%) EMC
14 9 (2.62%) Oracle
14 9 (2.62%) Red Hat
14 9 (2.62%) AppSense
15 8 (2.33%) McAfee
16 7 (2.04%) 3PAR
17 6 (1.75%) SolarWinds
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