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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 99 102 130
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +28
Permanent jobs citing LAN 2930 3149 2609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.89% 2.96% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.96% 16.30% 14.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2533 2679 2151
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -

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
17278 19320 18195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 18.15% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14368 15676 14260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 10 February 2016 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 10 February 2016. 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 -7 2699 £45,000 +12.50% 310
London -52 915 £50,000 +5.26% 92
South East +21 768 £45,000 +12.50% 79
Berkshire +43 284 £48,000 +11.62% 21
East of England +32 265 £42,500 +6.25% 35
West Midlands +24 224 £40,000 +24.03% 22
Surrey 0 193 £45,000 +28.57% 23
City of London -27 166 £52,500 +5.00% 18
South West -11 151 £34,500 -1.42% 19
North West +2 147 £35,000 +4.47% 30
Hertfordshire +38 136 £42,500 - 17
Yorkshire -29 130 £42,000 +13.51% 21
Hampshire -9 116 £45,000 +5.88% 19
Manchester +17 102 £33,500 +3.07% 16
Birmingham +18 97 £40,000 +23.07% 7
East Midlands -16 91 £41,250 +17.85% 10
West Yorkshire -46 85 £42,250 +5.62% 15
Bracknell +43 71 £45,000 +9.75% 3
Reading +6 71 £41,000 +2.50% 7
Scotland +2 65 £40,000 +14.28% 14
Leeds -25 65 £45,000 - 9
Maidenhead +37 63 £60,000 +9.09% 2
West Sussex +12 55 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Dorset +51 54 £36,000 +26.31% 4
Wales +19 49 £45,000 +12.50% 3
South Wales +24 48 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Bedfordshire +10 48 £56,750 +41.87% 3
Hemel Hempstead +6 44 £53,750 +34.37% 5
Wiltshire -3 44 £32,500 - 6
Buckinghamshire +1 43 £37,500 -6.25% 7

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5004 (86.98%) WAN
2 2993 (52.03%) Cisco
3 2834 (49.26%) Firewall
4 2519 (43.79%) Windows
5 2008 (34.90%) Cisco Certification
6 1891 (32.87%) Microsoft
7 1821 (31.65%) VMware
8 1781 (30.96%) Active Directory
9 1459 (25.36%) VPN
10 1407 (24.46%) Windows Server
11 1351 (23.48%) CCNP
12 1267 (22.02%) ITIL
13 1235 (21.47%) Data Centre
14 1221 (21.22%) TCP/IP
15 1188 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1156 (20.09%) MS Exchange
17 1053 (18.30%) CCNA
18 1031 (17.92%) DNS
19 1016 (17.66%) Windows Server 2008
20 944 (16.41%) Finance
21 924 (16.06%) Wireless
22 923 (16.04%) Linux
23 853 (14.83%) MS Excel
24 852 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
25 825 (14.34%) MPLS
26 817 (14.20%) Citrix
27 780 (13.56%) CheckPoint
28 770 (13.38%) Juniper
29 768 (13.35%) Network Security
30 756 (13.14%) SAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1156 (20.09%) MS Exchange
2 613 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 339 (5.89%) Skype for Business
4 316 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 272 (4.73%) SharePoint
6 237 (4.12%) IIS
7 192 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 186 (3.23%) Apache
9 123 (2.14%) Tomcat
10 98 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 67 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 64 (1.11%) JBoss
13 47 (0.82%) OpenStack
14 35 (0.61%) WebSphere
15 21 (0.37%) IBM Notes
16 20 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
17 19 (0.33%) Confluence
18 18 (0.31%) nginx
19 15 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
19 15 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 853 (14.83%) MS Excel
2 635 (11.04%) MS Office
3 117 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 38 (0.66%) MS Project
5 33 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.087%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.035%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.017%) Revit
9 1 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 20 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.23%) RMDS
5 12 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 12 (0.21%) thinkFolio
5 12 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
6 11 (0.19%) ION MarketView
6 11 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 11 (0.19%) MultiFonds
7 10 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
7 10 (0.17%) ResourceLink
8 8 (0.14%) SAP CRM
9 7 (0.12%) assyst
10 4 (0.070%) Infor M3
10 4 (0.070%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.070%) SDL Web 8
11 3 (0.052%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.052%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 424 (7.37%) Office 365
2 227 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 199 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
4 104 (1.81%) IaaS
5 82 (1.43%) SaaS
6 74 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (0.89%) Mimecast
8 47 (0.82%) PaaS
9 40 (0.70%) Google Apps
10 29 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (0.33%) Yammer
12 6 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.052%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 2 (0.035%) GitHub
16 1 (0.017%) AWS CloudFormation
16 1 (0.017%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5004 (86.98%) WAN
2 2834 (49.26%) Firewall
3 1459 (25.36%) VPN
4 1221 (21.22%) TCP/IP
5 1031 (17.92%) DNS
6 924 (16.06%) Wireless
7 825 (14.34%) MPLS
8 768 (13.35%) Network Security
9 756 (13.14%) SAN
10 733 (12.74%) DHCP
11 716 (12.45%) VoIP
12 658 (11.44%) BGP
13 637 (11.07%) VLAN
14 621 (10.79%) Cisco ASA
15 609 (10.59%) OSPF
16 515 (8.95%) Internet
17 502 (8.73%) Cisco Nexus
18 368 (6.40%) Wi-Fi
19 330 (5.74%) IPsec
20 326 (5.67%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 634 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 206 (3.58%) MySQL
3 104 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 77 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 62 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 50 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 36 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 34 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (0.59%) RDBMS
9 28 (0.49%) NoSQL
10 25 (0.43%) Data Mining
10 25 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (0.37%) MongoDB
12 19 (0.33%) DB2
13 14 (0.24%) Big Data
13 14 (0.24%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.24%) HBase
14 11 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (0.17%) Cognos Impromptu
15 10 (0.17%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (0.57%) JIRA
2 32 (0.56%) Jenkins
3 31 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 18 (0.31%) Hudson
5 13 (0.23%) Subversion
6 12 (0.21%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.12%) Maven
7 7 (0.12%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.10%) GDB
8 6 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.087%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.087%) MSI
10 4 (0.070%) ERwin
10 4 (0.070%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.070%) JUnit
10 4 (0.070%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.070%) Selenium
10 4 (0.070%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.070%) TestNG
11 3 (0.052%) TeamCity
General
1 944 (16.41%) Finance
2 664 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 198 (3.44%) Banking
4 172 (2.99%) Retail
5 119 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 106 (1.84%) Marketing
7 94 (1.63%) Legal
8 85 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 75 (1.30%) Advertising
10 62 (1.08%) Law
11 60 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 53 (0.92%) Back Office
13 45 (0.78%) Electronics
14 34 (0.59%) Games
15 26 (0.45%) Publishing
16 24 (0.42%) Private Banking
17 20 (0.35%) Billing
18 18 (0.31%) German Language
19 16 (0.28%) Local Government
19 16 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1397 (24.28%) Network Engineer
2 763 (13.26%) Analyst
3 677 (11.77%) Support Engineer
4 446 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 436 (7.58%) Cisco Engineer
6 427 (7.42%) Architect
7 392 (6.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 357 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
9 313 (5.44%) Support Analyst
10 311 (5.41%) IT Engineer
11 310 (5.39%) Administrator
12 302 (5.25%) IT Support
13 293 (5.09%) Consultant
14 259 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
15 254 (4.42%) Network Analyst
16 229 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
17 213 (3.70%) Technical Support
18 210 (3.65%) Security Engineer
19 207 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
20 206 (3.58%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (2.21%) Middleware
2 92 (1.60%) .NET
3 89 (1.55%) Web Services
4 86 (1.49%) 802.1X
5 66 (1.15%) LAMP
6 63 (1.10%) XML
7 38 (0.66%) XMPP
8 31 (0.54%) HTML
9 27 (0.47%) SOAP
10 24 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
11 20 (0.35%) XSLT
12 19 (0.33%) REST
13 18 (0.31%) CSS
14 13 (0.23%) Rendezvous
14 13 (0.23%) Ultra Messaging
15 12 (0.21%) COM
15 12 (0.21%) J2EE
15 12 (0.21%) LAPP Stack
15 12 (0.21%) SAP Basis
15 12 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1235 (21.47%) Data Centre
2 354 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 256 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 148 (2.57%) Driving Licence
5 113 (1.96%) Blackberry
6 110 (1.91%) Replication
7 107 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
8 104 (1.81%) Computer Science
9 100 (1.74%) Clustering
10 83 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
11 74 (1.29%) Fat Client
11 74 (1.29%) Thin Client
12 61 (1.06%) EqualLogic
13 55 (0.96%) Client/Server
14 54 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 54 (0.94%) Statistics
15 53 (0.92%) Hedge funds
16 52 (0.90%) iPhone
17 51 (0.89%) iPad
18 38 (0.66%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2519 (43.79%) Windows
2 1407 (24.46%) Windows Server
3 1016 (17.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 923 (16.04%) Linux
5 852 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 564 (9.80%) Windows 7
7 424 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 297 (5.16%) Unix
9 221 (3.84%) Windows 8
10 163 (2.83%) Windows XP
11 145 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 117 (2.03%) CentOS
13 113 (1.96%) Android
14 91 (1.58%) Windows 10
15 87 (1.51%) Solaris
16 69 (1.20%) Mac OS
17 50 (0.87%) Ubuntu
18 46 (0.80%) Mac OS X
18 46 (0.80%) Windows Vista
19 34 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1267 (22.02%) ITIL
2 477 (8.29%) Project Management
3 454 (7.89%) Load Balancing
4 423 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 405 (7.04%) Presales
6 403 (7.01%) Network Design
7 304 (5.28%) Service Delivery
8 300 (5.21%) PRINCE2
9 294 (5.11%) Migration
10 279 (4.85%) Service Management
11 270 (4.69%) Network Management
12 262 (4.55%) Incident Management
13 251 (4.36%) Network Monitoring
14 227 (3.95%) Change Management
15 221 (3.84%) Capacity Planning
16 213 (3.70%) Mentoring
17 201 (3.49%) Information Security
18 200 (3.48%) High Availability
19 170 (2.95%) Problem Management
20 164 (2.85%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 561 (9.75%) SQL
2 187 (3.25%) PowerShell
3 133 (2.31%) Perl
4 130 (2.26%) Java
5 120 (2.09%) Bash Shell
6 108 (1.88%) Python
7 86 (1.49%) C
8 69 (1.20%) PHP
9 54 (0.94%) Ruby
10 50 (0.87%) JavaScript
11 48 (0.83%) C#
12 41 (0.71%) Shell Script
13 39 (0.68%) VB
14 36 (0.63%) C++
15 33 (0.57%) VBScript
16 14 (0.24%) VBA
17 10 (0.17%) Tcl
18 6 (0.10%) AWK
18 6 (0.10%) sed
19 5 (0.087%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2008 (34.90%) Cisco Certification
2 1351 (23.48%) CCNP
3 1053 (18.30%) CCNA
4 637 (11.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 451 (7.84%) Degree
6 416 (7.23%) MCSE
7 360 (6.26%) CCIE
8 359 (6.24%) Security Cleared
9 269 (4.68%) MCSA
10 251 (4.36%) SC Cleared
11 212 (3.69%) MCP
12 194 (3.37%) CCDP
13 162 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 152 (2.64%) MCITP
15 138 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
16 123 (2.14%) CCSE
17 116 (2.02%) CCSA
18 111 (1.93%) CISSP
19 81 (1.41%) CCDA
20 75 (1.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 463 (8.05%) SLA
2 172 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 111 (1.93%) PCI DSS
4 49 (0.85%) QA
5 30 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.31%) COBIT
7 9 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.12%) COSO
8 7 (0.12%) ISO27002
9 4 (0.070%) DICOM
10 3 (0.052%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.035%) HL7
12 1 (0.017%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.017%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.017%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.017%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.017%) ISO 14000
12 1 (0.017%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1781 (30.96%) Active Directory
2 1188 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 501 (8.71%) Hyper-V
4 307 (5.34%) XenApp
5 260 (4.52%) vSphere
6 173 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
7 156 (2.71%) Terminal Services
8 129 (2.24%) VMware ESX
9 76 (1.32%) XenDesktop
10 74 (1.29%) NFS
11 49 (0.85%) XenServer
12 43 (0.75%) VMware Server
13 35 (0.61%) Xen
14 32 (0.56%) KVM
15 22 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
16 21 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 21 (0.37%) SRDF
17 20 (0.35%) ISA Server
18 18 (0.31%) iptables
18 18 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 276 (4.80%) SCCM
2 127 (2.21%) SCOM
3 123 (2.14%) Backup Exec
4 108 (1.88%) Puppet
5 94 (1.63%) WSUS
6 75 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
7 70 (1.22%) CiscoWorks
8 56 (0.97%) Nagios
9 54 (0.94%) FortiGate
10 50 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
11 42 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
12 41 (0.71%) Cacti
12 41 (0.71%) Cisco LMS
13 39 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
14 38 (0.66%) Ansible
15 37 (0.64%) Windows Intune
16 35 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
17 26 (0.45%) Nessus
17 26 (0.45%) SCVMM
18 22 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2993 (52.03%) Cisco
2 1891 (32.87%) Microsoft
3 1821 (31.65%) VMware
4 817 (14.20%) Citrix
5 780 (13.56%) CheckPoint
6 770 (13.38%) Juniper
7 654 (11.37%) HP
8 531 (9.23%) F5
9 306 (5.32%) Oracle
10 291 (5.06%) Avaya
11 269 (4.68%) Palo Alto
12 256 (4.45%) Dell
13 205 (3.56%) SolarWinds
14 185 (3.22%) IBM
15 179 (3.11%) Red Hat
16 177 (3.08%) NetApp
17 150 (2.61%) EMC
18 143 (2.49%) Symantec
19 123 (2.14%) Riverbed
20 120 (2.09%) Apple
London
Kite Real Estate
Salary: Up to £50k + £4k car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: On-call, Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18k - 20k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Company Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + generous package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Candidate Source
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
CF Appointments
Salary: £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Career Progression + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £43000 - £53000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + pension and healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £38-40,000 (negotiable) + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago