The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 106 119 109
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs citing LAN 2890 2518 2967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.57% 2.36% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.21% 13.56% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2391 2142 2576
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20333 18564 22220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 17.39% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16090 15077 18216
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LAN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN within the UK.

LAN Salary Trend in the UK

LAN
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 within the UK.

LAN Salary Histogram in the UK

LAN
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 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
(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
England +14 2699 £40,375 -5.00% 332
London +14 1057 £50,000 +5.26% 125
South East -11 571 £40,000 - 80
City of London +35 310 £50,000 - 37
Yorkshire +40 276 £42,000 +15.06% 14
West Yorkshire +48 214 £42,000 +10.52% 7
East of England +27 207 £40,000 - 23
Leeds +62 179 £43,000 +13.15% 5
North West +1 169 £33,000 +1.53% 29
West Midlands +19 163 £32,500 -0.10% 27
South West -5 156 £28,500 -18.57% 22
Berkshire +3 148 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Surrey -5 134 £37,500 -16.66% 18
Hampshire -10 112 £39,000 +4.00% 22
Manchester -2 91 £33,000 +10.00% 12
East Midlands -17 90 £39,000 +13.86% 7
Hertfordshire +18 81 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Scotland +14 59 £34,000 +4.61% 18
Birmingham +30 58 £44,000 +0.57% 8
Kent +17 51 £50,000 +42.85% 7
Bedfordshire +5 50 £33,000 -21.42% 1
Reading -15 49 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Cheshire +14 48 £30,000 -45.45% 13
West Sussex +11 47 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Wales -16 43 £37,500 +8.69% 4
Buckinghamshire -10 41 £50,000 +44.92% 6
Northamptonshire -11 41 £45,000 +5.88% 4
South Wales -13 40 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Wiltshire +14 36 £35,000 -7.28% 7
Edinburgh +11 35 £34,000 -52.28% 9

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 5008 (86.18%) WAN
2 3014 (51.87%) Windows
3 2936 (50.52%) Cisco
4 2274 (39.13%) Firewall
5 1965 (33.82%) Microsoft
6 1833 (31.54%) Cisco Certification
7 1779 (30.61%) VMware
8 1753 (30.17%) Active Directory
9 1368 (23.54%) TCP/IP
10 1364 (23.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 1316 (22.65%) VPN
12 1265 (21.77%) ITIL
13 1157 (19.91%) MS Exchange
14 1146 (19.72%) CCNP
15 1142 (19.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1133 (19.50%) DNS
17 1037 (17.85%) MS Excel
18 1020 (17.55%) CCNA
18 1020 (17.55%) SAN
19 1019 (17.54%) Citrix
20 997 (17.16%) Finance
21 981 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
22 916 (15.76%) DHCP
23 898 (15.45%) Linux
24 818 (14.08%) CheckPoint
25 794 (13.66%) HP
26 786 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
27 781 (13.44%) MS Office
28 770 (13.25%) SQL Server
29 759 (13.06%) Wireless

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1157 (19.91%) MS Exchange
2 539 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 344 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 306 (5.27%) SharePoint
5 295 (5.08%) IIS
6 226 (3.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 225 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 212 (3.65%) Lync
9 205 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 175 (3.01%) Apache
11 127 (2.19%) Tomcat
12 78 (1.34%) WebSphere
13 60 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
14 57 (0.98%) Lotus Domino
15 45 (0.77%) IBM Notes
16 34 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
17 29 (0.50%) OpenStack
17 29 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
17 29 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
18 20 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1037 (17.85%) MS Excel
2 781 (13.44%) MS Office
3 89 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 65 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.29%) MS Project
6 11 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.10%) FrameMaker
7 6 (0.10%) PaintShop Pro
7 6 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.10%) RoboHelp
8 5 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.086%) FastStats
9 3 (0.052%) SmartSuite
9 3 (0.052%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.034%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 30 (0.52%) RMDS
2 22 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.24%) Summit
5 13 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.22%) Eikon
6 12 (0.21%) Front Arena
7 11 (0.19%) Movex
8 10 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
8 10 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 7 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.10%) Line 500
11 5 (0.086%) Oracle EBS R12
12 4 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.069%) AWD
12 4 (0.069%) Compiere
12 4 (0.069%) Tridion
13 3 (0.052%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 123 (2.12%) Office 365
2 70 (1.20%) IaaS
3 64 (1.10%) SaaS
4 55 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 52 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
6 51 (0.88%) PaaS
7 49 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
8 33 (0.57%) Google Apps
9 15 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.10%) Joyent
11 2 (0.034%) Route 53
11 2 (0.034%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.017%) GitHub
12 1 (0.017%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5008 (86.18%) WAN
2 2274 (39.13%) Firewall
3 1368 (23.54%) TCP/IP
4 1316 (22.65%) VPN
5 1133 (19.50%) DNS
6 1020 (17.55%) SAN
7 916 (15.76%) DHCP
8 759 (13.06%) Wireless
9 744 (12.80%) VoIP
10 740 (12.73%) MPLS
11 608 (10.46%) Network Security
12 557 (9.59%) Cisco ASA
13 544 (9.36%) BGP
14 533 (9.17%) Internet
15 454 (7.81%) OSPF
16 390 (6.71%) VLAN
17 354 (6.09%) Wi-Fi
18 320 (5.51%) EIGRP
19 318 (5.47%) WLAN
20 247 (4.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 770 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 153 (2.63%) MySQL
3 151 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 93 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 80 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 75 (1.29%) Hadoop
7 60 (1.03%) HBase
8 57 (0.98%) Big Data
9 55 (0.95%) DB2
10 48 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
10 48 (0.83%) Mahout
11 46 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 42 (0.72%) MongoDB
13 41 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
13 41 (0.71%) NoSQL
14 40 (0.69%) Apache Hive
14 40 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
14 40 (0.69%) MarkLogic
14 40 (0.69%) Couchbase
14 40 (0.69%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 50 (0.86%) Git (software)
2 38 (0.65%) Subversion
3 32 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 29 (0.50%) LoadRunner
5 27 (0.46%) Visual Studio
6 22 (0.38%) Hudson
7 21 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 15 (0.26%) JIRA
8 15 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (0.22%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 9 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (0.14%) Axure RP
11 8 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
11 8 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (0.10%) Metasploit
13 5 (0.086%) JUnit
14 4 (0.069%) Maven
14 4 (0.069%) SilkPerformer
14 4 (0.069%) Selenium
15 3 (0.052%) WebLOAD
General
1 997 (17.16%) Finance
2 666 (11.46%) Telecoms
3 210 (3.61%) Banking
4 168 (2.89%) Retail
5 133 (2.29%) Law
6 113 (1.94%) Legal
6 113 (1.94%) Marketing
7 75 (1.29%) Advertising
8 74 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 57 (0.98%) Back Office
10 43 (0.74%) French Language
11 38 (0.65%) Electronics
11 38 (0.65%) Games
12 36 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 34 (0.59%) Publishing
14 33 (0.57%) German Language
15 28 (0.48%) Billing
16 23 (0.40%) Spanish Language
17 21 (0.36%) Investment Banking
18 17 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1163 (20.01%) Network Engineer
2 969 (16.68%) Analyst
3 628 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 462 (7.95%) Support Analyst
5 456 (7.85%) Architect
6 330 (5.68%) Administrator
7 317 (5.46%) Consultant
8 293 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 282 (4.85%) Senior Network Engineer
10 267 (4.59%) IT Support
11 261 (4.49%) Network Analyst
12 245 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
13 240 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
14 226 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support
15 212 (3.65%) Network Support
16 200 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
17 180 (3.10%) Technical Support
18 173 (2.98%) Infrastructure Manager
19 171 (2.94%) Security Engineer
20 170 (2.93%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (1.63%) .NET
2 84 (1.45%) Web Services
3 73 (1.26%) Middleware
4 63 (1.08%) HTML
5 51 (0.88%) CSS
6 47 (0.81%) XML
7 41 (0.71%) SOAP
8 37 (0.64%) LAMP
9 24 (0.41%) COM
10 22 (0.38%) ASP.NET
11 20 (0.34%) XSLT
11 20 (0.34%) Rendezvous
12 19 (0.33%) XMPP
13 16 (0.28%) JSON
14 12 (0.21%) SAP Basis
14 12 (0.21%) ODBC
15 11 (0.19%) Ajax
15 11 (0.19%) Django
15 11 (0.19%) ZeroMQ
16 10 (0.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 370 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 357 (6.14%) Blackberry
3 224 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 127 (2.19%) Clustering
5 121 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 106 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
7 94 (1.62%) Hedge funds
8 74 (1.27%) Client/Server
9 73 (1.26%) Replication
10 70 (1.20%) iPhone
11 69 (1.19%) Statistics
11 69 (1.19%) Firmware
12 59 (1.02%) Open Source
13 58 (1.00%) Visualisation
14 52 (0.89%) SecurID
15 51 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
16 46 (0.79%) Mathematics
17 42 (0.72%) CMDB
18 39 (0.67%) Fat Client
18 39 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3014 (51.87%) Windows
2 1364 (23.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 981 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 898 (15.45%) Linux
5 759 (13.06%) Windows 7
6 599 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 420 (7.23%) Windows XP
8 382 (6.57%) UNIX
9 269 (4.63%) Windows 8
10 174 (2.99%) Android
11 157 (2.70%) Solaris
12 151 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 115 (1.98%) Windows Vista
14 83 (1.43%) CentOS
15 62 (1.07%) Mac OS X
16 60 (1.03%) Apple iOS
17 51 (0.88%) Ubuntu
18 50 (0.86%) VMS
19 49 (0.84%) Windows Phone
20 40 (0.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1265 (21.77%) ITIL
2 499 (8.59%) Project Management
3 377 (6.49%) Load Balancing
4 358 (6.16%) Network Management
5 357 (6.14%) Network Design
6 292 (5.02%) Service Delivery
7 289 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 262 (4.51%) Change Management
9 251 (4.32%) PRINCE2
10 233 (4.01%) Service Management
11 228 (3.92%) Incident Management
12 191 (3.29%) E-Commerce
13 176 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
14 167 (2.87%) Information Security
14 167 (2.87%) Migration
15 162 (2.79%) Capacity Planning
16 156 (2.68%) Mentoring
17 155 (2.67%) Kalman Filter
18 151 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
19 139 (2.39%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 658 (11.32%) SQL
2 148 (2.55%) C
3 125 (2.15%) Java
4 115 (1.98%) PowerShell
5 94 (1.62%) Python
6 82 (1.41%) Perl
7 53 (0.91%) Bash Shell
8 52 (0.89%) Shell Script
9 45 (0.77%) JavaScript
10 43 (0.74%) PHP
11 38 (0.65%) C++
12 35 (0.60%) VB
12 35 (0.60%) C#
13 33 (0.57%) VBScript
14 25 (0.43%) Ruby
15 14 (0.24%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.21%) Korn
17 11 (0.19%) R
18 9 (0.15%) AWK
19 4 (0.069%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1833 (31.54%) Cisco Certification
2 1146 (19.72%) CCNP
3 1020 (17.55%) CCNA
4 786 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 675 (11.62%) Degree
6 474 (8.16%) MCSE
7 274 (4.72%) CCIE
8 236 (4.06%) Security Cleared
9 230 (3.96%) MCITP
10 227 (3.91%) MCSA
11 211 (3.63%) CCDP
12 181 (3.11%) MCP
13 179 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 165 (2.84%) SC Cleared
15 148 (2.55%) CCDA
16 128 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
16 128 (2.20%) CCSE
17 117 (2.01%) CCSP
18 89 (1.53%) CISSP
19 88 (1.51%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 463 (7.97%) SLA
2 118 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 105 (1.81%) QA
4 100 (1.72%) PCI DSS
5 34 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 28 (0.48%) COBIT
7 27 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.15%) BS7799
9 5 (0.086%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (0.052%) HL7
System Software
1 1753 (30.17%) Active Directory
2 1142 (19.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 467 (8.04%) Hyper-V
4 324 (5.58%) XenApp
5 280 (4.82%) vSphere
6 194 (3.34%) VMware ESX
7 117 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
8 110 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 96 (1.65%) XenServer
10 73 (1.26%) Terminal Services
10 73 (1.26%) NFS
11 72 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 67 (1.15%) MetaFrame
13 65 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
14 49 (0.84%) SRDF
15 40 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 40 (0.69%) Apache Flume
16 38 (0.65%) HDFS
16 38 (0.65%) VMware Server
17 37 (0.64%) UAG
Systems Management
1 191 (3.29%) SCCM
2 186 (3.20%) Backup Exec
3 103 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 99 (1.70%) WSUS
5 85 (1.46%) CiscoWorks
6 78 (1.34%) SCOM
7 72 (1.24%) Puppet
8 70 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
9 54 (0.93%) Nagios
10 51 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
11 42 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
12 40 (0.69%) Ambari
12 40 (0.69%) Oozie
13 38 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
14 33 (0.57%) HP NNM
15 32 (0.55%) NetBackup
16 30 (0.52%) OpenView
17 25 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
18 24 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
19 22 (0.38%) MOM
Vendors
1 2936 (50.52%) Cisco
2 1965 (33.82%) Microsoft
3 1779 (30.61%) VMware
4 1019 (17.54%) Citrix
5 818 (14.08%) CheckPoint
6 794 (13.66%) HP
7 654 (11.25%) Juniper
8 393 (6.76%) F5
9 343 (5.90%) Oracle
10 321 (5.52%) NetApp
11 238 (4.10%) Dell
12 235 (4.04%) Red Hat
12 235 (4.04%) Symantec
13 228 (3.92%) EMC
14 218 (3.75%) SolarWinds
15 210 (3.61%) Avaya
16 178 (3.06%) Apple
17 172 (2.96%) McAfee
18 164 (2.82%) IBM
19 115 (1.98%) Intel
Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £35k DOE
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Cognita Schools
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northamptonshire
Cognita Schools
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 per annum + EXCELLENT PACKAGE
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + on call and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £72000 - £80000 per annum + comm
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Fusion Experience
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Oncall + Good Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Excellent Career Opportunity
Posted: 2 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 10% car allowance + corporate bene
Posted: 4 hours ago