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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 113 116 112
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing LAN 2776 2568 2919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.42% 2.38% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.50% 13.51% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2290 2183 2536
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 £38,750 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.31%

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
20560 19004 21795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.94% 17.58% 18.43%
Number of salaries quoted 16340 15365 17841
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -3 2579 £40,405 -4.92% 313
London +3 1028 £47,500 - 118
South East -23 526 £42,500 +13.33% 71
City of London +31 299 £48,750 -2.50% 34
Yorkshire +46 275 £42,000 +12.00% 15
East of England +28 214 £38,500 -13.48% 23
West Yorkshire +58 212 £42,000 +5.00% 10
Leeds +64 180 £42,000 +10.52% 6
West Midlands +9 149 £32,500 -1.51% 19
South West -8 149 £32,500 -7.14% 26
North West -7 140 £33,000 +10.00% 31
Berkshire +1 138 £45,000 - 10
Hampshire -11 124 £45,000 +28.57% 20
Surrey -26 115 £40,000 -4.76% 15
Hertfordshire +21 88 £42,500 -2.29% 7
East Midlands -15 81 £39,500 -1.25% 8
Manchester -15 72 £32,750 +16.96% 12
Birmingham +31 57 £45,000 +13.92% 7
Bedfordshire +4 53 £35,000 -22.22% 9
Reading -25 53 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Scotland +6 48 £34,000 +4.61% 13
Wales -18 48 £37,500 +8.69% 9
Kent +3 46 £45,000 +50.00% 6
South Wales -13 45 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Cheshire +14 42 £30,000 -31.23% 16
West Sussex -4 41 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Watford +26 40 £42,500 +165.62% 3
Cambridgeshire -3 36 £35,000 - 7
Southampton +2 35 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Buckinghamshire -19 34 £41,750 +30.46% 4

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4911 (85.45%) WAN
2 2967 (51.63%) Windows
3 2882 (50.15%) Cisco
4 2191 (38.12%) Firewall
5 1949 (33.91%) Microsoft
6 1785 (31.06%) Cisco Certification
7 1734 (30.17%) Active Directory
8 1728 (30.07%) VMware
9 1391 (24.20%) TCP/IP
10 1370 (23.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 1301 (22.64%) VPN
12 1243 (21.63%) ITIL
13 1168 (20.32%) MS Exchange
14 1166 (20.29%) DNS
15 1103 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1072 (18.65%) CCNP
17 1042 (18.13%) MS Excel
18 1022 (17.78%) SAN
19 1010 (17.57%) CCNA
20 996 (17.33%) Citrix
21 991 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
22 949 (16.51%) Finance
23 937 (16.30%) DHCP
24 873 (15.19%) Linux
25 820 (14.27%) HP
26 819 (14.25%) CheckPoint
27 816 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
28 787 (13.69%) SQL Server
29 746 (12.98%) MS Office
30 740 (12.88%) Windows 7

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1168 (20.32%) MS Exchange
2 561 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 358 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 330 (5.74%) SharePoint
5 292 (5.08%) IIS
6 228 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 224 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 212 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 210 (3.65%) Lync
10 156 (2.71%) Apache
11 118 (2.05%) Tomcat
12 74 (1.29%) WebSphere
13 63 (1.10%) Lotus Domino
14 52 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
15 51 (0.89%) IBM Notes
16 42 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
17 33 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
18 28 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
19 25 (0.44%) OpenStack
20 17 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1042 (18.13%) MS Excel
2 746 (12.98%) MS Office
3 85 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 69 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.31%) MS Project
6 11 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.10%) FastStats
8 5 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.087%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.052%) RoboHelp
9 3 (0.052%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.052%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.052%) PaintShop Pro
10 2 (0.035%) SmartSuite
11 1 (0.017%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 27 (0.47%) RMDS
2 26 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.24%) 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 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
8 10 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 8 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.10%) Line 500
11 5 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.070%) Compiere
12 4 (0.070%) Sage 200
12 4 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.070%) AWD
13 3 (0.052%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 120 (2.09%) Office 365
2 70 (1.22%) IaaS
3 59 (1.03%) SaaS
4 57 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 51 (0.89%) PaaS
6 48 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
7 47 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 28 (0.49%) Google Apps
9 14 (0.24%) 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
Communications & Networking
1 4911 (85.45%) WAN
2 2191 (38.12%) Firewall
3 1391 (24.20%) TCP/IP
4 1301 (22.64%) VPN
5 1166 (20.29%) DNS
6 1022 (17.78%) SAN
7 937 (16.30%) DHCP
8 737 (12.82%) Wireless
9 733 (12.75%) VoIP
10 714 (12.42%) MPLS
11 598 (10.41%) Network Security
12 527 (9.17%) Cisco ASA
13 517 (9.00%) Internet
14 512 (8.91%) BGP
15 435 (7.57%) OSPF
16 393 (6.84%) VLAN
17 340 (5.92%) Wi-Fi
18 299 (5.20%) WLAN
19 290 (5.05%) EIGRP
20 256 (4.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 787 (13.69%) SQL Server
2 160 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 139 (2.42%) MySQL
4 100 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 76 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 67 (1.17%) Hadoop
7 52 (0.90%) HBase
7 52 (0.90%) Big Data
7 52 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 48 (0.84%) DB2
9 43 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
9 43 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
9 43 (0.75%) Mahout
10 38 (0.66%) MongoDB
11 37 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 37 (0.64%) NoSQL
12 35 (0.61%) Apache Hive
12 35 (0.61%) Riak
12 35 (0.61%) MarkLogic
12 35 (0.61%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 43 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 35 (0.61%) Subversion
3 28 (0.49%) LoadRunner
3 28 (0.49%) Jenkins
4 23 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 21 (0.37%) Hudson
6 18 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 17 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (0.24%) JIRA
9 13 (0.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 9 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
11 8 (0.14%) Axure RP
12 7 (0.12%) Metasploit
13 6 (0.10%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (0.10%) Selenium
13 6 (0.10%) JUnit
14 5 (0.087%) Maven
14 5 (0.087%) FitNesse
15 4 (0.070%) WebLOAD
General
1 949 (16.51%) Finance
2 647 (11.26%) Telecoms
3 195 (3.39%) Banking
4 171 (2.98%) Retail
5 142 (2.47%) Law
6 115 (2.00%) Legal
7 111 (1.93%) Marketing
8 76 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 71 (1.24%) Advertising
10 45 (0.78%) Back Office
11 41 (0.71%) French Language
12 36 (0.63%) Electronics
13 34 (0.59%) Publishing
14 33 (0.57%) Games
15 32 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 30 (0.52%) German Language
17 25 (0.44%) Spanish Language
18 24 (0.42%) Billing
19 20 (0.35%) Italian Language
20 15 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1122 (19.52%) Network Engineer
2 1002 (17.44%) Analyst
3 597 (10.39%) Support Engineer
4 471 (8.20%) Support Analyst
5 426 (7.41%) Architect
6 339 (5.90%) Consultant
7 326 (5.67%) Administrator
8 301 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 290 (5.05%) Senior Network Engineer
10 284 (4.94%) Network Analyst
11 250 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
12 237 (4.12%) IT Support
13 236 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
14 221 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
15 219 (3.81%) Network Support
16 216 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
17 175 (3.05%) Security Engineer
18 165 (2.87%) Technical Support
19 162 (2.82%) Infrastructure Manager
20 155 (2.70%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (1.72%) .NET
2 83 (1.44%) Web Services
3 68 (1.18%) Middleware
4 60 (1.04%) HTML
5 45 (0.78%) XML
6 43 (0.75%) SOAP
7 40 (0.70%) CSS
8 34 (0.59%) LAMP
9 27 (0.47%) COM
10 20 (0.35%) ASP.NET
11 17 (0.30%) XSLT
11 17 (0.30%) Rendezvous
12 16 (0.28%) SAP Basis
12 16 (0.28%) JSON
13 11 (0.19%) ODBC
14 10 (0.17%) WSH
14 10 (0.17%) Ajax
14 10 (0.17%) XMPP
14 10 (0.17%) Django
14 10 (0.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 356 (6.19%) Blackberry
2 214 (3.72%) Management Information System
3 139 (2.42%) Clustering
4 123 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 116 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
6 83 (1.44%) Hedge funds
7 79 (1.37%) Firmware
8 78 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 72 (1.25%) Replication
10 68 (1.18%) Statistics
11 63 (1.10%) SecurID
12 62 (1.08%) iPhone
13 53 (0.92%) Visualisation
14 52 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
15 49 (0.85%) Open Source
16 45 (0.78%) Mathematics
17 37 (0.64%) Mainframe
18 36 (0.63%) Thin Client
18 36 (0.63%) Fat Client
19 33 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2967 (51.63%) Windows
2 1370 (23.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 991 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 873 (15.19%) Linux
5 740 (12.88%) Windows 7
6 598 (10.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 422 (7.34%) Windows XP
8 377 (6.56%) UNIX
9 268 (4.66%) Windows 8
10 165 (2.87%) Android
11 151 (2.63%) Solaris
12 142 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 105 (1.83%) Windows Vista
14 72 (1.25%) CentOS
15 62 (1.08%) Mac OS X
16 52 (0.90%) Apple iOS
17 51 (0.89%) VMS
17 51 (0.89%) Windows Phone
18 42 (0.73%) Ubuntu
19 41 (0.71%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1243 (21.63%) ITIL
2 481 (8.37%) Project Management
3 382 (6.65%) Network Management
4 367 (6.39%) Network Design
5 356 (6.19%) Load Balancing
6 288 (5.01%) Service Delivery
7 279 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 253 (4.40%) Change Management
9 243 (4.23%) PRINCE2
10 216 (3.76%) Service Management
11 200 (3.48%) Incident Management
12 184 (3.20%) E-Commerce
13 163 (2.84%) Migration
14 161 (2.80%) Kalman Filter
15 157 (2.73%) Information Security
16 145 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
17 137 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
18 130 (2.26%) Asset Management
19 125 (2.18%) Continuous Improvement
20 119 (2.07%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 684 (11.90%) SQL
2 146 (2.54%) C
3 124 (2.16%) Java
4 113 (1.97%) PowerShell
5 87 (1.51%) Python
6 74 (1.29%) Perl
7 53 (0.92%) Shell Script
8 47 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 45 (0.78%) JavaScript
10 38 (0.66%) C#
10 38 (0.66%) VB
11 34 (0.59%) C++
12 32 (0.56%) VBScript
13 30 (0.52%) PHP
14 20 (0.35%) Ruby
15 12 (0.21%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.17%) R
17 9 (0.16%) Korn
18 8 (0.14%) AWK
19 4 (0.070%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1785 (31.06%) Cisco Certification
2 1072 (18.65%) CCNP
3 1010 (17.57%) CCNA
4 816 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 679 (11.81%) Degree
6 504 (8.77%) MCSE
7 260 (4.52%) CCIE
8 254 (4.42%) Security Cleared
9 249 (4.33%) MCSA
10 242 (4.21%) MCITP
11 199 (3.46%) CCDP
12 187 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 182 (3.17%) MCP
14 180 (3.13%) SC Cleared
15 133 (2.31%) CCDA
16 131 (2.28%) CCSE
17 122 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
18 104 (1.81%) CCSP
19 96 (1.67%) CCSA
20 85 (1.48%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 445 (7.74%) SLA
2 125 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 104 (1.81%) QA
4 94 (1.64%) PCI DSS
5 39 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 30 (0.52%) COBIT
7 27 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.12%) BS7799
9 6 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 6 (0.10%) GAMP
9 6 (0.10%) GCP
9 6 (0.10%) GMP
10 5 (0.087%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 3 (0.052%) HL7
System Software
1 1734 (30.17%) Active Directory
2 1103 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 482 (8.39%) Hyper-V
4 315 (5.48%) XenApp
5 289 (5.03%) vSphere
6 186 (3.24%) VMware ESX
7 115 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
8 108 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 101 (1.76%) XenServer
10 77 (1.34%) Terminal Services
11 76 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 72 (1.25%) NFS
13 67 (1.17%) MetaFrame
14 57 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
15 45 (0.78%) SRDF
16 38 (0.66%) UAG
17 36 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 35 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 35 (0.61%) Apache Flume
18 35 (0.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 201 (3.50%) SCCM
2 185 (3.22%) Backup Exec
3 104 (1.81%) WSUS
4 91 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 81 (1.41%) CiscoWorks
6 71 (1.24%) SCOM
7 60 (1.04%) Puppet
7 60 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
8 55 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
8 55 (0.96%) Nagios
9 36 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
10 35 (0.61%) Ambari
10 35 (0.61%) Oozie
10 35 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
10 35 (0.61%) HP NNM
11 31 (0.54%) NetBackup
12 29 (0.50%) OpenView
13 24 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
14 21 (0.37%) MOM
15 20 (0.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2882 (50.15%) Cisco
2 1949 (33.91%) Microsoft
3 1728 (30.07%) VMware
4 996 (17.33%) Citrix
5 820 (14.27%) HP
6 819 (14.25%) CheckPoint
7 598 (10.41%) Juniper
8 372 (6.47%) F5
9 326 (5.67%) Oracle
10 308 (5.36%) NetApp
11 238 (4.14%) Dell
12 221 (3.85%) EMC
13 220 (3.83%) SolarWinds
14 218 (3.79%) Symantec
15 207 (3.60%) Red Hat
16 190 (3.31%) Avaya
17 176 (3.06%) Apple
18 173 (3.01%) McAfee
19 156 (2.71%) IBM
20 107 (1.86%) Intel
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Bluetownonline
Salary: £21.5k - 28.5k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + £10K bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
QUANTICA
Posted: 12 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Integrated Talent Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30k to £40k basic + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + on call and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-55k base + bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago