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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 94 117 108
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3115 2695 2656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.97% 2.55% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.48% 15.09% 12.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2623 2192 2195
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%

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
18900 17855 20698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.02% 16.90% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15127 14032 16850
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 5 March 2015 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 5 March 2015. 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 +21 2978 £42,500 +6.25% 350
London +58 1238 £50,000 +5.26% 91
South East +19 713 £42,500 +6.25% 84
City of London +52 331 £50,000 -7.40% 28
Surrey +43 201 £38,000 -15.55% 28
Yorkshire -19 200 £37,500 +4.16% 33
East of England -24 193 £42,500 +13.33% 25
Hampshire +1 173 £45,000 +15.38% 14
North West -2 169 £34,000 -9.33% 30
South West 0 165 £35,000 +16.66% 45
West Midlands -4 161 £30,500 -12.85% 23
Berkshire +19 152 £45,000 - 17
West Yorkshire -12 145 £42,500 +21.42% 20
East Midlands +42 128 £35,000 +4.47% 13
Leeds -12 104 £45,000 +25.00% 13
Manchester -8 97 £32,500 -4.41% 19
Hertfordshire -7 86 £40,000 +8.10% 13
Northamptonshire +14 69 £35,000 -7.89% 8
Reading -5 62 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Scotland +21 59 £37,500 +20.00% 8
Northampton +11 59 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Wiltshire +35 53 £33,000 +9.09% 9
Cheshire -19 48 £39,000 -17.89% 6
Birmingham -19 48 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Southampton -6 47 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 44 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Devon +22 42 £35,000 +89.18% 9
West Sussex -12 42 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Bedfordshire -24 40 £43,750 +2.94% 4
East Sussex +8 39 £40,000 +40.35% 1

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 5539 (87.20%) WAN
2 3273 (51.53%) Windows
3 3233 (50.90%) Cisco
4 2607 (41.04%) Firewall
5 2222 (34.98%) Microsoft
6 2007 (31.60%) Cisco Certification
7 2005 (31.56%) Active Directory
8 1982 (31.20%) VMware
9 1531 (24.10%) VPN
10 1487 (23.41%) TCP/IP
11 1371 (21.58%) MS Exchange
12 1358 (21.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1356 (21.35%) ITIL
14 1293 (20.36%) CCNP
15 1210 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
16 1186 (18.67%) Citrix
17 1183 (18.62%) MS Excel
18 1137 (17.90%) DNS
19 1134 (17.85%) CCNA
20 1128 (17.76%) SAN
21 1007 (15.85%) Wireless
22 963 (15.16%) Linux
23 953 (15.00%) Finance
24 890 (14.01%) MS Office
25 871 (13.71%) MPLS
26 856 (13.48%) DHCP
27 824 (12.97%) CheckPoint
28 822 (12.94%) VoIP
29 815 (12.83%) Windows Server 2003
30 814 (12.81%) SQL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 1371 (21.58%) MS Exchange
2 686 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 347 (5.46%) IIS
4 338 (5.32%) Lync
5 321 (5.05%) SharePoint
6 319 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 308 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 233 (3.67%) Apache
9 183 (2.88%) Tomcat
9 183 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 165 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
11 59 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 58 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
13 52 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 49 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
15 38 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
16 34 (0.54%) OpenStack
17 33 (0.52%) CMS
18 29 (0.46%) nginx
19 19 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1183 (18.62%) MS Excel
2 890 (14.01%) MS Office
3 141 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 104 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (0.69%) MS Project
6 16 (0.25%) FrameMaker
6 16 (0.25%) PaintShop Pro
6 16 (0.25%) RoboHelp
7 9 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.079%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.047%) SmartSuite
9 3 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.031%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.031%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 41 (0.65%) RMDS
2 28 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.24%) Endur
5 12 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.13%) SalesLogix
8 7 (0.11%) ION MarketView
8 7 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.063%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 4 (0.063%) GoldMine
11 3 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.047%) Front Arena
11 3 (0.047%) SAP CCM
11 3 (0.047%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.047%) Eikon
12 2 (0.031%) Epicor Vantage
12 2 (0.031%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 189 (2.98%) Office 365
2 89 (1.40%) IaaS
3 69 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 54 (0.85%) SaaS
4 54 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 38 (0.60%) Google Apps
6 34 (0.54%) PaaS
7 33 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.079%) GitHub
10 4 (0.063%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.063%) Route 53
11 1 (0.016%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5539 (87.20%) WAN
2 2607 (41.04%) Firewall
3 1531 (24.10%) VPN
4 1487 (23.41%) TCP/IP
5 1137 (17.90%) DNS
6 1128 (17.76%) SAN
7 1007 (15.85%) Wireless
8 871 (13.71%) MPLS
9 856 (13.48%) DHCP
10 822 (12.94%) VoIP
11 745 (11.73%) Network Security
12 726 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
13 681 (10.72%) BGP
14 598 (9.41%) OSPF
15 559 (8.80%) Internet
16 544 (8.56%) VLAN
17 429 (6.75%) Cisco Nexus
18 415 (6.53%) Wi-Fi
19 409 (6.44%) EIGRP
20 393 (6.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 667 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 177 (2.79%) MySQL
3 140 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 113 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 72 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 63 (0.99%) DB2
7 48 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 46 (0.72%) HBase
9 42 (0.66%) Relational Database
10 41 (0.65%) MongoDB
11 35 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
12 34 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
13 28 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
15 25 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 22 (0.35%) Oracle Database
18 16 (0.25%) MS Access
19 15 (0.24%) Data Mining
19 15 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 51 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 46 (0.72%) Subversion
4 37 (0.58%) JIRA
5 35 (0.55%) Hudson
6 28 (0.44%) LoadRunner
7 26 (0.41%) Visual Studio
7 26 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 22 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.16%) Rational Performance Tester
10 8 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (0.13%) WinRunner
11 7 (0.11%) Bugzilla
12 6 (0.094%) AdminStudio
13 5 (0.079%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.063%) MSTest
14 4 (0.063%) SilkPerformer
14 4 (0.063%) Selenium
14 4 (0.063%) Ant
14 4 (0.063%) Eclipse
General
1 953 (15.00%) Finance
2 665 (10.47%) Telecoms
3 239 (3.76%) Banking
4 145 (2.28%) Retail
5 140 (2.20%) Law
6 105 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 96 (1.51%) Back Office
8 81 (1.28%) Marketing
9 79 (1.24%) Legal
10 73 (1.15%) Advertising
11 70 (1.10%) Electronics
12 57 (0.90%) Investment Banking
13 49 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 48 (0.76%) Games
15 31 (0.49%) Publishing
16 29 (0.46%) French Language
17 25 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.36%) Aerospace
18 23 (0.36%) Local Government
19 20 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1421 (22.37%) Network Engineer
2 885 (13.93%) Analyst
3 767 (12.07%) Support Engineer
4 470 (7.40%) Architect
5 450 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 395 (6.22%) Support Analyst
7 380 (5.98%) Consultant
8 358 (5.64%) Senior Network Engineer
9 329 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
10 290 (4.57%) IT Support
11 281 (4.42%) Administrator
12 257 (4.05%) Technical Support
13 235 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
14 205 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
15 201 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
16 183 (2.88%) Technical Engineer
17 177 (2.79%) Desktop Support
18 173 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
19 167 (2.63%) Project Manager
20 165 (2.60%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (1.81%) .NET
2 113 (1.78%) HTML
3 95 (1.50%) Middleware
3 95 (1.50%) CSS
4 85 (1.34%) XML
5 82 (1.29%) Web Services
6 42 (0.66%) XSLT
7 41 (0.65%) XMPP
7 41 (0.65%) ASP.NET
8 40 (0.63%) Rendezvous
9 29 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
10 28 (0.44%) Ajax
11 24 (0.38%) LAMP
12 20 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
13 18 (0.28%) SOAP
14 16 (0.25%) .NET Framework
15 14 (0.22%) jQuery
15 14 (0.22%) HTML5
15 14 (0.22%) JSON
16 13 (0.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 362 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 343 (5.40%) Blackberry
3 233 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 163 (2.57%) Clustering
5 146 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
6 128 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 93 (1.46%) Replication
7 93 (1.46%) Hedge funds
8 85 (1.34%) Open Source
9 73 (1.15%) iPhone
10 71 (1.12%) Client/Server
11 62 (0.98%) Fat Client
11 62 (0.98%) Thin Client
11 62 (0.98%) CMDB
12 51 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 47 (0.74%) PKI
13 47 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
14 46 (0.72%) Statistics
15 42 (0.66%) Mainframe
16 36 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3273 (51.53%) Windows
2 1210 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 963 (15.16%) Linux
4 815 (12.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 803 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 740 (11.65%) Windows 7
7 414 (6.52%) UNIX
8 398 (6.27%) Windows XP
9 361 (5.68%) Windows 8
10 204 (3.21%) Solaris
11 127 (2.00%) Android
12 125 (1.97%) CentOS
13 122 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 121 (1.90%) Windows Vista
15 117 (1.84%) Apple iOS
16 83 (1.31%) Mac OS X
17 61 (0.96%) AIX
18 55 (0.87%) Ubuntu
19 45 (0.71%) Mac OS
20 44 (0.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1356 (21.35%) ITIL
2 487 (7.67%) Project Management
3 481 (7.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 408 (6.42%) Load Balancing
5 377 (5.94%) Service Delivery
6 359 (5.65%) Network Design
7 316 (4.97%) Migration
8 303 (4.77%) Incident Management
9 275 (4.33%) Network Monitoring
10 265 (4.17%) Change Management
11 256 (4.03%) PRINCE2
12 249 (3.92%) Network Management
13 235 (3.70%) Service Management
14 227 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
15 205 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
16 200 (3.15%) Capacity Planning
17 183 (2.88%) Business Continuity
18 182 (2.87%) Time Management
19 179 (2.82%) Change Control
20 172 (2.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 814 (12.81%) SQL
2 205 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 191 (3.01%) Java
4 144 (2.27%) Python
4 144 (2.27%) Perl
5 109 (1.72%) C
6 105 (1.65%) Bash Shell
7 78 (1.23%) PHP
8 74 (1.16%) JavaScript
9 56 (0.88%) T-SQL
10 55 (0.87%) VBScript
11 39 (0.61%) C#
12 37 (0.58%) Ruby
12 37 (0.58%) Shell Script
13 30 (0.47%) C++
14 22 (0.35%) VB
15 19 (0.30%) VBA
16 11 (0.17%) Korn
17 9 (0.14%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.11%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2007 (31.60%) Cisco Certification
2 1293 (20.36%) CCNP
3 1134 (17.85%) CCNA
4 647 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 558 (8.78%) Degree
6 436 (6.86%) Security Cleared
7 365 (5.75%) MCSE
8 349 (5.49%) SC Cleared
9 323 (5.09%) CCIE
10 252 (3.97%) MCP
11 217 (3.42%) MCITP
12 201 (3.16%) MCSA
13 182 (2.87%) CCDP
14 158 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
15 144 (2.27%) CISSP
15 144 (2.27%) VCP4
16 139 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 131 (2.06%) CCSA
18 123 (1.94%) CCSE
19 115 (1.81%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 579 (9.12%) SLA
2 129 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 113 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 53 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 46 (0.72%) QA
5 46 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 36 (0.57%) COBIT
7 5 (0.079%) HL7
7 5 (0.079%) DICOM
7 5 (0.079%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.031%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.031%) BS7799
10 1 (0.016%) BS15000
10 1 (0.016%) BS25999
System Software
1 2005 (31.56%) Active Directory
2 1358 (21.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 549 (8.64%) Hyper-V
4 362 (5.70%) XenApp
5 355 (5.59%) vSphere
6 150 (2.36%) XenDesktop
7 145 (2.28%) XenServer
8 141 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
9 140 (2.20%) VMware ESX
10 115 (1.81%) NFS
11 96 (1.51%) Terminal Services
12 88 (1.39%) SRDF
13 74 (1.16%) Firmware
14 54 (0.85%) Samba
15 53 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
16 49 (0.77%) Terminal Server
16 49 (0.77%) VMware Server
17 46 (0.72%) Xen
18 40 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 29 (0.46%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 288 (4.53%) SCCM
2 139 (2.19%) SCOM
3 131 (2.06%) Backup Exec
4 127 (2.00%) WSUS
5 109 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 107 (1.68%) CiscoWorks
7 96 (1.51%) Nagios
8 89 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 86 (1.35%) Puppet
10 82 (1.29%) OpenView
11 77 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
12 52 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
13 50 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
14 32 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
15 29 (0.46%) Cacti
15 29 (0.46%) Cisco LMS
16 28 (0.44%) Salt
16 28 (0.44%) Icinga
16 28 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
17 27 (0.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3233 (50.90%) Cisco
2 2222 (34.98%) Microsoft
3 1982 (31.20%) VMware
4 1186 (18.67%) Citrix
5 824 (12.97%) CheckPoint
6 808 (12.72%) HP
7 756 (11.90%) Juniper
8 451 (7.10%) F5
9 362 (5.70%) NetApp
10 338 (5.32%) Avaya
11 317 (4.99%) Oracle
12 303 (4.77%) EMC
13 276 (4.35%) Dell
14 271 (4.27%) SolarWinds
15 243 (3.83%) Red Hat
16 210 (3.31%) Symantec
17 187 (2.94%) IBM
18 157 (2.47%) Riverbed
19 156 (2.46%) Apple
20 112 (1.76%) Aruba
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