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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 114 118 112
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Permanent jobs citing LAN 2820 2555 2897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.43% 2.37% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.57% 13.48% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2323 2161 2518
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
20774 18949 21640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.59% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16468 15309 17691
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 1 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 1 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 +1 2622 £40,000 -5.88% 352
London +3 1055 £47,500 - 130
South East -20 528 £42,500 +11.84% 77
City of London +32 301 £47,500 -5.00% 37
Yorkshire +40 273 £42,000 +12.00% 17
East of England +29 217 £39,000 -8.23% 29
West Yorkshire +53 211 £42,000 +5.00% 12
Leeds +66 179 £42,000 +10.52% 7
South West -11 153 £32,000 -8.57% 38
West Midlands +13 152 £32,500 -1.51% 24
North West -6 143 £33,000 +8.19% 27
Berkshire -2 134 £45,000 - 12
Hampshire -5 122 £42,500 +21.42% 20
Surrey -22 117 £38,000 -10.58% 19
Hertfordshire +22 87 £43,750 +2.94% 14
East Midlands -18 82 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Manchester -27 73 £33,000 +17.85% 10
Birmingham +40 58 £45,000 +13.92% 8
Bedfordshire +8 55 £35,000 -22.22% 7
Reading -28 50 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Scotland -3 49 £34,000 +0.74% 14
Kent +9 47 £46,750 +55.83% 5
Wales -20 46 £37,500 +8.69% 5
Cheshire +14 44 £30,000 -31.23% 15
South Wales -11 44 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Watford +31 43 £45,000 +181.25% 3
West Sussex -6 40 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Cambridgeshire -6 38 £35,000 +2.94% 7
Buckinghamshire -28 35 £38,000 +18.75% 3
Southampton +5 34 £39,750 +6.00% 4

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 4859 (85.56%) WAN
2 2948 (51.91%) Windows
3 2860 (50.36%) Cisco
4 2175 (38.30%) Firewall
5 1926 (33.91%) Microsoft
6 1781 (31.36%) Cisco Certification
7 1724 (30.36%) Active Directory
8 1711 (30.13%) VMware
9 1370 (24.12%) TCP/IP
10 1367 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 1282 (22.57%) VPN
12 1233 (21.71%) ITIL
13 1155 (20.34%) MS Exchange
14 1146 (20.18%) DNS
15 1094 (19.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1080 (19.02%) CCNP
17 1031 (18.15%) MS Excel
18 1007 (17.73%) CCNA
19 1003 (17.66%) SAN
20 984 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
21 983 (17.31%) Citrix
22 947 (16.68%) Finance
23 929 (16.36%) DHCP
24 869 (15.30%) Linux
25 818 (14.40%) CheckPoint
26 807 (14.21%) Microsoft Certification
27 803 (14.14%) HP
28 779 (13.72%) SQL Server
29 750 (13.21%) MS Office
30 738 (13.00%) Windows 7

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 1155 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 559 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 356 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 321 (5.65%) SharePoint
5 293 (5.16%) IIS
6 225 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 224 (3.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 214 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 206 (3.63%) Lync
10 154 (2.71%) Apache
11 118 (2.08%) Tomcat
12 73 (1.29%) WebSphere
13 63 (1.11%) Lotus Domino
14 53 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
15 50 (0.88%) IBM Notes
16 38 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
17 31 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
18 28 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
19 26 (0.46%) OpenStack
20 18 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1031 (18.15%) MS Excel
2 750 (13.21%) MS Office
3 87 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 66 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.30%) MS Project
6 11 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.11%) FastStats
8 5 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.088%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.053%) RoboHelp
9 3 (0.053%) SmartSuite
9 3 (0.053%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.053%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.053%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.018%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 28 (0.49%) RMDS
2 25 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.25%) Summit
5 13 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.23%) Eikon
6 12 (0.21%) Front Arena
7 11 (0.19%) Movex
8 10 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.18%) 3000 Xtra
8 10 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 8 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.11%) Line 500
11 5 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.070%) Compiere
12 4 (0.070%) Tridion
12 4 (0.070%) Sage 200
12 4 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.070%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 120 (2.11%) Office 365
2 70 (1.23%) IaaS
3 60 (1.06%) SaaS
4 56 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 51 (0.90%) PaaS
6 49 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 49 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
7 29 (0.51%) Google Apps
8 14 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.11%) Joyent
10 1 (0.018%) Route 53
10 1 (0.018%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.018%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4859 (85.56%) WAN
2 2175 (38.30%) Firewall
3 1370 (24.12%) TCP/IP
4 1282 (22.57%) VPN
5 1146 (20.18%) DNS
6 1003 (17.66%) SAN
7 929 (16.36%) DHCP
8 724 (12.75%) Wireless
9 723 (12.73%) VoIP
10 704 (12.40%) MPLS
11 589 (10.37%) Network Security
12 527 (9.28%) Cisco ASA
13 509 (8.96%) Internet
14 505 (8.89%) BGP
15 428 (7.54%) OSPF
16 383 (6.74%) VLAN
17 336 (5.92%) Wi-Fi
18 300 (5.28%) WLAN
19 288 (5.07%) EIGRP
20 245 (4.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 779 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 158 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 141 (2.48%) MySQL
4 99 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 74 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 53 (0.93%) HBase
8 52 (0.92%) Big Data
8 52 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 48 (0.85%) DB2
10 43 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
10 43 (0.76%) Mahout
11 41 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
12 38 (0.67%) MongoDB
13 37 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
13 37 (0.65%) NoSQL
14 35 (0.62%) Apache Hive
14 35 (0.62%) Riak
14 35 (0.62%) MarkLogic
14 35 (0.62%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 43 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 35 (0.62%) Subversion
3 29 (0.51%) LoadRunner
4 28 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 25 (0.44%) Visual Studio
6 21 (0.37%) Hudson
7 18 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 17 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (0.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 13 (0.23%) JIRA
10 9 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
11 8 (0.14%) Axure RP
12 7 (0.12%) Metasploit
12 7 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (0.11%) Selenium
13 6 (0.11%) JUnit
14 5 (0.088%) Maven
14 5 (0.088%) FitNesse
15 4 (0.070%) WebLOAD
General
1 947 (16.68%) Finance
2 633 (11.15%) Telecoms
3 196 (3.45%) Banking
4 171 (3.01%) Retail
5 140 (2.47%) Law
6 115 (2.03%) Legal
7 109 (1.92%) Marketing
8 75 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 69 (1.22%) Advertising
10 45 (0.79%) Back Office
11 44 (0.77%) French Language
12 35 (0.62%) Electronics
12 35 (0.62%) Publishing
12 35 (0.62%) Games
13 32 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 30 (0.53%) German Language
15 26 (0.46%) Spanish Language
16 24 (0.42%) Billing
17 20 (0.35%) Italian Language
18 15 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1112 (19.58%) Network Engineer
2 995 (17.52%) Analyst
3 595 (10.48%) Support Engineer
4 470 (8.28%) Support Analyst
5 421 (7.41%) Architect
6 327 (5.76%) Consultant
7 317 (5.58%) Administrator
8 296 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 285 (5.02%) Senior Network Engineer
10 283 (4.98%) Network Analyst
11 244 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
12 241 (4.24%) IT Support
13 229 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
14 219 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
15 215 (3.79%) Network Support
16 211 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
17 171 (3.01%) Security Engineer
18 169 (2.98%) Technical Support
19 160 (2.82%) Infrastructure Manager
20 155 (2.73%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (1.78%) .NET
2 84 (1.48%) Web Services
3 69 (1.22%) Middleware
4 62 (1.09%) HTML
5 46 (0.81%) XML
6 43 (0.76%) SOAP
6 43 (0.76%) CSS
7 34 (0.60%) LAMP
8 25 (0.44%) COM
9 21 (0.37%) ASP.NET
10 18 (0.32%) XSLT
10 18 (0.32%) Rendezvous
11 16 (0.28%) JSON
12 14 (0.25%) SAP Basis
13 11 (0.19%) Ajax
13 11 (0.19%) XMPP
13 11 (0.19%) ODBC
14 10 (0.18%) WSH
14 10 (0.18%) Django
14 10 (0.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 351 (6.18%) Blackberry
2 214 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 137 (2.41%) Clustering
4 122 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 110 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
6 85 (1.50%) Hedge funds
7 79 (1.39%) Firmware
8 76 (1.34%) Client/Server
9 69 (1.22%) Replication
10 68 (1.20%) Statistics
11 63 (1.11%) iPhone
12 62 (1.09%) SecurID
13 53 (0.93%) Visualisation
14 52 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
15 50 (0.88%) Open Source
16 46 (0.81%) Mathematics
17 34 (0.60%) Fat Client
17 34 (0.60%) Thin Client
18 32 (0.56%) CMDB
19 31 (0.55%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2948 (51.91%) Windows
2 1367 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 984 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 869 (15.30%) Linux
5 738 (13.00%) Windows 7
6 597 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 417 (7.34%) Windows XP
8 367 (6.46%) UNIX
9 270 (4.75%) Windows 8
10 163 (2.87%) Android
11 149 (2.62%) Solaris
12 142 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 103 (1.81%) Windows Vista
14 73 (1.29%) CentOS
15 59 (1.04%) Mac OS X
16 52 (0.92%) VMS
16 52 (0.92%) Windows Phone
17 51 (0.90%) Apple iOS
18 42 (0.74%) Ubuntu
18 42 (0.74%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1233 (21.71%) ITIL
2 472 (8.31%) Project Management
3 375 (6.60%) Network Management
4 361 (6.36%) Network Design
5 352 (6.20%) Load Balancing
6 283 (4.98%) Service Delivery
7 278 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 252 (4.44%) Change Management
9 243 (4.28%) PRINCE2
10 216 (3.80%) Service Management
11 203 (3.57%) Incident Management
12 182 (3.20%) E-Commerce
13 160 (2.82%) Information Security
14 158 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
15 154 (2.71%) Migration
16 148 (2.61%) Capacity Planning
17 140 (2.47%) Performance Tuning
18 132 (2.32%) Asset Management
19 126 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
20 123 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 677 (11.92%) SQL
2 145 (2.55%) C
3 126 (2.22%) Java
4 113 (1.99%) PowerShell
5 86 (1.51%) Python
6 72 (1.27%) Perl
7 55 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 48 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 45 (0.79%) JavaScript
10 38 (0.67%) C#
11 37 (0.65%) VB
12 36 (0.63%) C++
13 32 (0.56%) VBScript
14 31 (0.55%) PHP
15 20 (0.35%) Ruby
16 14 (0.25%) T-SQL
17 10 (0.18%) Korn
17 10 (0.18%) R
18 8 (0.14%) AWK
19 4 (0.070%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1781 (31.36%) Cisco Certification
2 1080 (19.02%) CCNP
3 1007 (17.73%) CCNA
4 807 (14.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 674 (11.87%) Degree
6 497 (8.75%) MCSE
7 262 (4.61%) CCIE
8 245 (4.31%) Security Cleared
9 242 (4.26%) MCSA
10 235 (4.14%) MCITP
11 198 (3.49%) CCDP
12 187 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 178 (3.13%) MCP
14 171 (3.01%) SC Cleared
15 135 (2.38%) CCDA
16 133 (2.34%) CCSE
17 119 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
18 102 (1.80%) CCSP
19 92 (1.62%) CCSA
20 86 (1.51%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (7.68%) SLA
2 123 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 102 (1.80%) QA
4 93 (1.64%) PCI DSS
5 38 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 30 (0.53%) COBIT
7 27 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.12%) BS7799
9 5 (0.088%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.070%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.070%) GAMP
10 4 (0.070%) GCP
10 4 (0.070%) GMP
11 3 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 3 (0.053%) HL7
System Software
1 1724 (30.36%) Active Directory
2 1094 (19.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 476 (8.38%) Hyper-V
4 317 (5.58%) XenApp
5 291 (5.12%) vSphere
6 182 (3.20%) VMware ESX
7 111 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
8 107 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 99 (1.74%) XenServer
10 75 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 72 (1.27%) NFS
12 71 (1.25%) Terminal Services
13 65 (1.14%) MetaFrame
14 58 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
15 46 (0.81%) SRDF
16 39 (0.69%) UAG
16 39 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 35 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 35 (0.62%) Apache Flume
17 35 (0.62%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 195 (3.43%) SCCM
2 184 (3.24%) Backup Exec
3 103 (1.81%) WSUS
4 90 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 82 (1.44%) CiscoWorks
6 71 (1.25%) SCOM
7 61 (1.07%) Puppet
8 60 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
9 56 (0.99%) Nagios
10 55 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
11 39 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
12 36 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
13 35 (0.62%) Oozie
13 35 (0.62%) Ambari
13 35 (0.62%) HP NNM
14 30 (0.53%) NetBackup
15 28 (0.49%) OpenView
16 24 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
17 22 (0.39%) MOM
18 21 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2860 (50.36%) Cisco
2 1926 (33.91%) Microsoft
3 1711 (30.13%) VMware
4 983 (17.31%) Citrix
5 818 (14.40%) CheckPoint
6 803 (14.14%) HP
7 603 (10.62%) Juniper
8 374 (6.59%) F5
9 329 (5.79%) Oracle
10 311 (5.48%) NetApp
11 237 (4.17%) Dell
12 222 (3.91%) SolarWinds
13 219 (3.86%) Symantec
14 218 (3.84%) EMC
15 207 (3.65%) Red Hat
16 184 (3.24%) Avaya
17 173 (3.05%) Apple
18 168 (2.96%) McAfee
19 152 (2.68%) IBM
20 106 (1.87%) Intel
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30800.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits (inc Bonus)
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + training
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
ISL
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
UK
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + comm
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum to £100k plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £65,000 to £100,000 per annum Excellent salary plus full benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £65,000 to £100,000 per annum Excellent salary plus full benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + £6k on call allowance, annual bonu
Posted: 9 hours ago