The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 121 112 112
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Permanent jobs citing LAN 2808 2659 2773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.40% 2.45% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.67% 13.46% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2334 2232 2394
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -2.59%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20545 19756 21121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.57% 18.17% 17.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16471 15851 17426
Average salary £44,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -8 2634 £41,500 +1.21% 308
London 0 1068 £48,500 -3.00% 122
South East -17 575 £42,500 +13.33% 57
City of London +29 323 £50,000 -4.76% 45
Yorkshire +39 251 £40,000 +8.10% 28
East of England +8 231 £36,500 -14.11% 20
West Yorkshire +23 177 £40,000 +6.66% 21
South West -6 158 £35,000 - 22
Leeds +31 153 £40,000 +6.66% 15
West Midlands +10 151 £32,500 -13.33% 23
Hampshire +4 141 £51,250 +46.42% 10
Surrey -28 137 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Berkshire -15 127 £40,000 +3.55% 20
Hertfordshire +36 122 £41,000 -3.52% 6
North West -24 109 £30,000 +1.69% 19
East Midlands -12 74 £45,000 +2.27% 20
Watford +26 62 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Kent +12 57 £42,500 +30.76% 4
Manchester -16 57 £30,000 - 10
Birmingham +32 56 £38,500 -14.44% 6
Reading -30 56 £40,000 +5.26% 6
Wales -15 55 £37,500 +7.14% 8
South Wales -3 52 £37,500 -5.68% 7
Bedfordshire +4 50 £35,000 -30.00% 5
West Sussex -17 49 £37,500 -
North Yorkshire +1 45 £40,000 +36.75% 1
Hook +19 44 £60,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +8 42 £36,500 +12.30% 6
Scotland -2 41 £33,750 -20.58% 10
Cheshire -1 37 £30,000 +1.69% 8

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4922 (84.82%) WAN
2 2933 (50.54%) Cisco
3 2922 (50.35%) Windows
4 2221 (38.27%) Firewall
5 1949 (33.59%) Microsoft
6 1820 (31.36%) Cisco Certification
7 1713 (29.52%) VMware
8 1707 (29.42%) Active Directory
9 1437 (24.76%) TCP/IP
10 1359 (23.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 1330 (22.92%) VPN
12 1268 (21.85%) ITIL
13 1229 (21.18%) DNS
14 1152 (19.85%) MS Exchange
15 1068 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1067 (18.39%) MS Excel
17 1063 (18.32%) CCNP
18 1052 (18.13%) CCNA
19 1017 (17.53%) SAN
20 997 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
21 992 (17.09%) Citrix
22 956 (16.47%) DHCP
22 956 (16.47%) Finance
23 876 (15.10%) Linux
24 849 (14.63%) HP
25 820 (14.13%) CheckPoint
26 815 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
27 803 (13.84%) SQL Server
28 774 (13.34%) Wireless
29 750 (12.92%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1152 (19.85%) MS Exchange
2 549 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 346 (5.96%) SharePoint
4 341 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 307 (5.29%) IIS
6 236 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 232 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 203 (3.50%) Lync
9 166 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 149 (2.57%) Apache
11 108 (1.86%) Tomcat
12 102 (1.76%) WebSphere
13 65 (1.12%) Lotus Domino
14 55 (0.95%) IBM Notes
15 46 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
16 40 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
17 28 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
18 26 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
19 23 (0.40%) NetWeaver
20 22 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1067 (18.39%) MS Excel
2 734 (12.65%) MS Office
3 86 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 78 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.40%) MS Project
6 10 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.12%) FastStats
8 5 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.052%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.017%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 33 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.43%) RMDS
3 20 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.24%) Summit
6 13 (0.22%) Eikon
7 12 (0.21%) Front Arena
8 11 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.19%) Movex
9 10 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
9 10 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 8 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
12 4 (0.069%) Sage 200
12 4 (0.069%) Compiere
12 4 (0.069%) Visualfiles
12 4 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.069%) AWD
13 3 (0.052%) Line 500
13 3 (0.052%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 116 (2.00%) Office 365
2 75 (1.29%) IaaS
3 72 (1.24%) SaaS
4 64 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 51 (0.88%) PaaS
6 46 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
7 41 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 26 (0.45%) Google Apps
9 16 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.10%) Joyent
11 1 (0.017%) Route 53
11 1 (0.017%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.017%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.017%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4922 (84.82%) WAN
2 2221 (38.27%) Firewall
3 1437 (24.76%) TCP/IP
4 1330 (22.92%) VPN
5 1229 (21.18%) DNS
6 1017 (17.53%) SAN
7 956 (16.47%) DHCP
8 774 (13.34%) Wireless
9 750 (12.92%) VoIP
10 749 (12.91%) MPLS
11 577 (9.94%) BGP
12 567 (9.77%) Network Security
13 549 (9.46%) Internet
14 534 (9.20%) Cisco ASA
15 496 (8.55%) OSPF
16 421 (7.25%) VLAN
17 341 (5.88%) EIGRP
18 331 (5.70%) Wi-Fi
19 293 (5.05%) WLAN
20 279 (4.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 803 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 183 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 138 (2.38%) MySQL
4 112 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 66 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 63 (1.09%) Hadoop
7 62 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 48 (0.83%) DB2
9 47 (0.81%) Big Data
10 46 (0.79%) HBase
11 42 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
12 39 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
12 39 (0.67%) Mahout
13 36 (0.62%) MongoDB
13 36 (0.62%) Relational Database
14 35 (0.60%) NoSQL
15 34 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
16 32 (0.55%) Oracle Database
17 31 (0.53%) HCatalog
17 31 (0.53%) Riak
Development Applications
1 37 (0.64%) Git (software)
2 35 (0.60%) Subversion
3 28 (0.48%) LoadRunner
4 21 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 20 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 19 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (0.31%) JIRA
8 15 (0.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 14 (0.24%) Hudson
9 14 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.14%) Metasploit
11 8 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
11 8 (0.14%) Axure RP
12 6 (0.10%) JUnit
12 6 (0.10%) Selenium
13 5 (0.086%) FitNesse
13 5 (0.086%) Maven
14 4 (0.069%) WebLOAD
15 3 (0.052%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 956 (16.47%) Finance
2 662 (11.41%) Telecoms
3 177 (3.05%) Banking
4 162 (2.79%) Retail
5 142 (2.45%) Law
6 121 (2.09%) Legal
7 108 (1.86%) Marketing
8 76 (1.31%) Advertising
9 75 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 44 (0.76%) Back Office
11 43 (0.74%) Games
12 38 (0.65%) French Language
12 38 (0.65%) Publishing
13 35 (0.60%) Electronics
14 32 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 26 (0.45%) German Language
16 24 (0.41%) Spanish Language
17 23 (0.40%) Billing
18 19 (0.33%) Financial Institution
19 16 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1197 (20.63%) Network Engineer
2 1025 (17.66%) Analyst
3 593 (10.22%) Support Engineer
4 481 (8.29%) Support Analyst
5 412 (7.10%) Architect
6 333 (5.74%) Consultant
7 312 (5.38%) Administrator
8 307 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 297 (5.12%) Senior Network Engineer
10 284 (4.89%) Network Analyst
11 253 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support
12 238 (4.10%) Network Support
13 237 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
13 237 (4.08%) IT Support
14 223 (3.84%) Systems Administrator
15 209 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
16 159 (2.74%) Technical Support
17 155 (2.67%) Security Engineer
18 149 (2.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 146 (2.52%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (1.83%) .NET
2 77 (1.33%) Web Services
3 69 (1.19%) SOAP
4 63 (1.09%) Middleware
5 55 (0.95%) HTML
6 43 (0.74%) XML
7 39 (0.67%) MapReduce
8 30 (0.52%) COM
9 29 (0.50%) CSS
10 27 (0.47%) LAMP
11 24 (0.41%) SAP Basis
12 18 (0.31%) ASP.NET
13 15 (0.26%) JSON
13 15 (0.26%) XSLT
13 15 (0.26%) Rendezvous
14 13 (0.22%) WSH
15 10 (0.17%) jQuery
15 10 (0.17%) Django
15 10 (0.17%) HTML5
16 9 (0.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 350 (6.03%) Blackberry
2 227 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 150 (2.58%) Clustering
4 132 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 124 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
6 78 (1.34%) Firmware
7 75 (1.29%) Hedge funds
8 71 (1.22%) Replication
9 70 (1.21%) Client/Server
10 66 (1.14%) Statistics
11 64 (1.10%) SecurID
12 56 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 55 (0.95%) iPhone
14 52 (0.90%) Mathematics
15 51 (0.88%) Open Source
16 49 (0.84%) Visualisation
17 43 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
18 42 (0.72%) Fat Client
18 42 (0.72%) Thin Client
19 39 (0.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2922 (50.35%) Windows
2 1359 (23.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 997 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 876 (15.10%) Linux
5 743 (12.80%) Windows 7
6 563 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 440 (7.58%) Windows XP
8 382 (6.58%) UNIX
9 260 (4.48%) Windows 8
10 155 (2.67%) Solaris
11 143 (2.46%) Android
12 141 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 98 (1.69%) Windows Vista
14 76 (1.31%) Mac OS X
15 71 (1.22%) CentOS
16 51 (0.88%) Windows Phone
17 50 (0.86%) VMS
18 41 (0.71%) Windows Phone 8
19 40 (0.69%) AIX
20 37 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1268 (21.85%) ITIL
2 473 (8.15%) Project Management
3 419 (7.22%) Network Design
4 415 (7.15%) Network Management
5 400 (6.89%) Load Balancing
6 301 (5.19%) Service Delivery
7 273 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 240 (4.14%) Change Management
9 238 (4.10%) PRINCE2
10 217 (3.74%) Service Management
11 206 (3.55%) Incident Management
12 187 (3.22%) E-Commerce
13 156 (2.69%) Information Security
14 145 (2.50%) Migration
15 141 (2.43%) Capacity Planning
16 130 (2.24%) Performance Tuning
17 126 (2.17%) Asset Management
18 125 (2.15%) Time Management
19 124 (2.14%) Network Architecture
20 122 (2.10%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 702 (12.10%) SQL
2 145 (2.50%) C
3 120 (2.07%) PowerShell
4 119 (2.05%) Java
5 85 (1.46%) Python
6 66 (1.14%) Perl
7 51 (0.88%) Shell Script
8 46 (0.79%) VB
9 44 (0.76%) C#
10 41 (0.71%) JavaScript
11 40 (0.69%) Bash Shell
12 35 (0.60%) C++
13 32 (0.55%) VBScript
14 22 (0.38%) PHP
15 15 (0.26%) Ruby
16 14 (0.24%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.16%) R
18 6 (0.10%) AWK
19 4 (0.069%) VB.NET
19 4 (0.069%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1820 (31.36%) Cisco Certification
2 1063 (18.32%) CCNP
3 1052 (18.13%) CCNA
4 815 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 696 (11.99%) Degree
6 516 (8.89%) MCSE
7 276 (4.76%) CCIE
8 260 (4.48%) Security Cleared
9 256 (4.41%) MCSA
10 243 (4.19%) MCITP
11 210 (3.62%) CCDP
12 203 (3.50%) MCP
13 188 (3.24%) SC Cleared
14 183 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 133 (2.29%) CCDA
16 131 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
17 119 (2.05%) CCSE
18 109 (1.88%) CCSA
19 98 (1.69%) CCSP
20 79 (1.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 448 (7.72%) SLA
2 127 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 98 (1.69%) QA
4 92 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 42 (0.72%) ISO 9001
6 25 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 24 (0.41%) COBIT
8 7 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 7 (0.12%) GAMP
8 7 (0.12%) GCP
8 7 (0.12%) GMP
9 6 (0.10%) BS7799
10 5 (0.086%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.034%) HL7
12 1 (0.017%) GxP
12 1 (0.017%) BS25999
12 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.017%) DICOM
System Software
1 1707 (29.42%) Active Directory
2 1068 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 459 (7.91%) Hyper-V
4 314 (5.41%) XenApp
5 292 (5.03%) vSphere
6 190 (3.27%) VMware ESX
7 124 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
8 109 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 94 (1.62%) Terminal Services
10 92 (1.59%) XenServer
11 79 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 71 (1.22%) NFS
13 64 (1.10%) MetaFrame
14 52 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
15 43 (0.74%) SRDF
16 39 (0.67%) Terminal Server
17 38 (0.65%) UAG
17 38 (0.65%) Snort
18 31 (0.53%) HDFS
18 31 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 205 (3.53%) SCCM
2 197 (3.39%) Backup Exec
3 115 (1.98%) CiscoWorks
4 100 (1.72%) WSUS
5 95 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 77 (1.33%) SCOM
7 69 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 61 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
8 61 (1.05%) HP NNM
9 59 (1.02%) Nagios
10 52 (0.90%) Puppet
11 39 (0.67%) NetBackup
11 39 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
12 36 (0.62%) OpenView
13 31 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
13 31 (0.53%) Oozie
13 31 (0.53%) Ambari
14 27 (0.47%) ARCserve
15 22 (0.38%) Netcool
16 21 (0.36%) MOM
Vendors
1 2933 (50.54%) Cisco
2 1949 (33.59%) Microsoft
3 1713 (29.52%) VMware
4 992 (17.09%) Citrix
5 849 (14.63%) HP
6 820 (14.13%) CheckPoint
7 606 (10.44%) Juniper
8 416 (7.17%) F5
9 325 (5.60%) Oracle
10 293 (5.05%) NetApp
11 249 (4.29%) Dell
12 228 (3.93%) Symantec
13 221 (3.81%) EMC
14 219 (3.77%) SolarWinds
15 193 (3.33%) Red Hat
16 177 (3.05%) Avaya
17 174 (3.00%) McAfee
18 164 (2.83%) Apple
19 150 (2.58%) IBM
20 122 (2.10%) Riverbed
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: up to £30,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + training, holiday, pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 38k + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Middlesex
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 7 hours ago
UK
CSC
Salary: From £45 to £85 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + generous bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: From £30,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
D A I Europe Ltd
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus great benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Training + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago